Saturday, 24 November 2012


... what horrible weather today, kids at nannas, hubby at work - what else to do but faff around making cards - lets forget about the housework today - lol.

Well over at Saturated Canary Krista is having 50% off for Black Friday, well it would have been rude not to take advantage of this so I popped over for they Grey Tie image - thinking for Hubbys Christmas card:

So this is what I've been busy with this morning.  The image has been coloured with promarkers matted onto silver mirricard, the sentiment I did myself and the dp's are from a 12x12 sheet that I have had for ages - not sure of the make and then added little diamante (?) stick ons in the corner.

I would like to enter this into:
Allsorts - bring out the bling
Crafty Hazelnuts - christmas card for someone special

I'll also blog this birthday card I made for my friends son:

Its one of Mo's fab images coloured with promarkers and matted onto brown card , the paper is from a Kaisercraft pad with twine added from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Bronte & Bellas digital challenge - not square (not very original but rectangle)

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 22 November 2012


... I've finally got my bum in gear and made my first Christmas Card this is for the in-laws:

The paper I got from ebay last year with green card from my stash - as is the ribbon and image which I bought at Harrogate last year.

I would like to enter this into:
Whimsey stamps - traditional christmas colours
Lili's little fairies - anything goes.
Crafty hazel nuts - use something over 6 months old (everything)
SJ Crafts - christmas

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 17 November 2012


... Ooh have I surprised you with a post - oh my lordy, cant believe how long its been!!!!  I do have an armful of excuses though, so grab a cuppa & help yourself to a cake while I  get up to date - I've been spending a bit more time in the kitchen trying to improve on my baking skills one of my favourites where these mince pie cakes  from the Goddess Kitchen -they were delicious:

I've also been a bit addicted to these:

I couldn't put the first one down - luckily I'd bought the others for my son and he didnt mind me reading them before he had, as much as I enjoyed them I was a bit disappointed with the ending of the last book - felt it could have ended a bit better, but saying that I still enjoyed them.  I've finally started reading Twilight, a friend lent me the book ages ago and I dont know why I was very reluctant to pick it up thinking it would be all moody teenagers and I'm starting to get enough of that at home lol and didnt want to read about it as well -lol - but it isnt,and now I'm hooked on this as well - I know the films have been on tv recently but I've deliberately missed them so I can enjoy the book.  With all this reading I was thinking of joining Stephs  50 book challenge, but its seems I'm not very good at continuing with challenges once I've joined them - oops - so I might just join from the sidelines and keep my own record :-)

Erm, what else have I been up to - well I have been making the odd card but goodness knows where my cardmaking mojo has gone but I'm going to have to get it back as I've Christmas cards to make - aargh!!!  I've got photos of some of my makes and I'll blog them if I spot suitable challenges.

I'm still cross-stitching on a night, I finished Jacks Big Bang Theory stitching and made it into a cushion cover - it only took me 4 hours to make this morning - good grief!!!

(I know its a bit wonky - but by the end I was losing the will to live - lol!! - definately NOT a patient person when sewing is concerned!! - I'm hoping it wont be as noticable when there is a cushion in :-))

Before I made it up I had the great idea of doing a cushion for Tom, hoping next time I make it up it will be a bit easier!!

Heres his Captain America cross-stitch:

Thanks again to Steph who sorted me out with a link to the free pattern - do pop to her blog she makes gorgeous things puts up great links and has now started to do her own cross-stitch patterns!!

So heres my November TUSAL picture (just for a change I thought I'd be late posting!! - sorry Daffycat)

Pop over to Daffcats blog to see how everyone else is doing. 

Right I think thats a condensed version of what I've been up to hope you are all well and hopefully now I'm getting things sorted at home as I have dropped working a Thursday morning I'll be a bit more organised and get back to reading blogs and leaving comments which I know has fallen by the wayside.

Thanks for looking

Have a great weekend