Saturday, 24 March 2012

March Tusal..

.. oh dear a day late (oops), here is my March tusal looking a bit fuller :

Filling with embroidery cottons and a lot of white cotton that is coming from stitching up some patchwork squares.


Monday, 19 March 2012

Monday again...

Wow these weeks seem to be going past very quickly, do you think so to???

Hope all you mums had a relaxing day yesterday.

Just a quick card to blog tonight

Sorry about the angle of the photo the sun was shining brightly this morning and I couldnt see the image on the camera - lol.

This is a card for Ians neice whose first wedding anniversary is coming up - that year has definately flown by!!

The paper is another from Mina, matted onto green card from my stash, the image was coloured with pro-markers and again matted onto green card and a love heart doily from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

I love promarkers - anything goes.
Simon says stamp - Bit o green (hope its enough)
Love to create - anything goes

As its Monday its also time for Mrs M's mealplan - hmmm this week its a bit fly by the seat of your pants - money is a bit tight - so trying to use stuff up in the cupboards/freezer:

Monday: Chicken Tikka and rice (all for tea)
Tuesday: Beef Casserole (all for tea)
Wednesday: Soup & Pizza (me & kids)
Thursday: Minty lamb burgers (me & kids)
Friday: not sure - hubby going to sort out as its only for me & him.
Saturday: Quiche, salad & new pots
Sunday: Dinner at mums again - light tea (sandwiches or toasties)

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 12 March 2012

No Card today...

... just trying to stay organised with my meal plan for At home with Mrs M.

Monday: All for tea - Sausage Casserole with the recipe from Freycobs food blog. As a nice surprise my hubby had done it and it was in the oven as I walked in from work - and it smells delish!!

Tuesday: There is only me needing something, as kids at Nannas, Ian at work - so probably a bowl of soup.

Wednesday: Only me & the kids for tea - sweet & sour chicken and rice

Thursday: All for tea Sweet & spicy Bellypork and veg/jkt potatoes (not had this before I have taken advantage of the £5 voucher in The Mail for M&S and this was on a meat deal) - love M&S food but dont buy it very often unless there is money off of the meal deal lol

Friday: Kids possibly at Nannas - Ian at work - I could be out for my mums birthday - wont know for definate until later in the week.

Saturday: Possibly only me & Ian for tea Plaice fillets (part of the M&S offer) and chips.

Sunday: Mothers Day - probably at my mums for lunch :-)

Right hope we've got some crusty bread to have with the casserole yum!!


Thursday, 8 March 2012

A quick post...

...before I start tea.

First I just want to blog this card I have made for Ians son:

He plays guitar and sings in a local rock?? band - not sure what genre they are loud screamy stuff - lol - how old does that make me sound!! So I thought this Stamping Boutique image was very suitable.

The paper is from my stash and then embossed some mirricard the image was coloured with pro-markers and glossy accents added to the guitar the little stars came from Debbie.

I would like to enter this into:

Crafty Creations - stripes
Paper Pretties - masculine
Anything goes challenge blog - boyz to men
Creative craft challenge - boys will be boys

Postie came a knockin' today so that cheered up a grey day The Travelling Craft Box that LaaLaa arranged - I received the box from Heather at Pink Milk - I cant reveal what was in the box but can show a piccie of what I received from Heather:

The cutest mouse which matches the colour scheme in my living room so he has taken up residence on the mantlepiece, choccie (yum), cross stitch fabric/chart and love which I might have a go at painting. Huge thanks xxx

I have taken two items from the box:

and I have replaced these items.

I am now going to send it on to Pene.

Thanks to Lynda for organising a great swap.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Where does the time go???

'cor I cant believe how quickly time is passing - hopefully I'll be back to working my normal hours soon and will hopefully feel I am back on top of things, so before Jack comes in from school I'd quickly do this post.

As I mentioned before March is a bit mad for birthdays and it is my mums next week, so here is her card - be prepared theres lots of pink!!

The image is a cute lotv freebie that was with a magazine - coloured with promarkers, the paper, flowers and doily from my stash the sentiment is a craftwork cards one. With her birthday so near to Mothers Day sometimes its on the same day - its tricky trying to come up with two different styles - lol.

I would like to enter this into:

Simon says stamp:
Mothers day/special girl (mum is def. my special girl)
Crafty Sentiments : Bears
Ladybug crafts - pink & girly
My time to craft - circle circus
Passion for pro-markers - for mum/female relative
Aud sentiments - happy birthday
Crafty ribbons - celebrate mum

I am also late posting my meal plan monday with At Home with Mrs M - oops - sorry, a bit late but here it is:

Monday: Just me & the boys for tea(Ian at work until after 8) - Jacket potato and cheesy beans ( and chicken griddlers for the boys)
Tuesday: bit of a nightmare running around - Tom at his nannas, Jack at Rugby until 6.30, me at work until 6 Ian at work until 8 - so Tom had is tea with his nanna and then when we finally got in me & Jack went to the chip shop.
Wednesday: Beef & ale casserole (cooking at this moment and smelling delish) - a Jamie Oliver recipe so fingers crossed its ok. (all for tea)
Thursday: All for tea - will put a chicken curry in the slow cooker.
Friday: Boys could be at their nannas - not sure yet. Me & Ian out for tea for a retirement do - havent been out in a group for ages feeling a bit apprehensive I dont really like going out with his work colleagues - if any of you read this - no offence!! lol
Saturday: not sure who's here for tea so will say a salad and adapt accordingly
Sunday: Roast dinner and soup & sandwiches for tea.

Finally we had a locum in at work who told me about a Zumba class she goes to on a Wed Morning, as I wasnt meeting my mum this week I thought I'd give it a go as I am a total wimp where anything sporty is involved lol - well I went this morning for my first ever Zumba class - well what a hoot I loved it - so if anybody is thinking of trying it - DO - its so much fun really looking forward to next week - and I've never felt like that about any other type of fitness - my mum (who is in here 70's loves her class too!!)

Thanks for looking and reading my waffling