Saturday, 30 April 2011

GoGo Chinese Whispers - 2 for the price of 1 !!!

Regular readers may remember I'm part of a Chinese Whispers Circle Journal over in ScrapaGoGo land... I completely forgot to blog my LO at the beginning of April so now you have 2 to look at...

Just the 2 of Us - using March's kit, is of Andy & I on my favourite bridge, Luzerne, Switzerland in July 2007 - we were smirking slightly as I was balancing the camera & trying to take the photo AND not drop it in the water!!!


Catching Butterflies - using February's kit - Madison in mid-snoore/snooze!!!

Friday, 29 April 2011

WOYWW 99 or rather What WAS on my desk on Wednesday!

Another one of those weeks means that WOYWW is a Wednesday photo of my desk but posting on Friday! WOYWW 99 already - I can't believe how quick Wednesday came round - must be to do with all the bank holidays at the moment, it really throws me - I can never remember what day it is!!!

I'm working on a LO using the April ScrapaGoGo kit - this was one of those kits that I took one look at the preview and thought NOOOOOOOOOOO - its so not me!!! But when I saw some of the LOs created by the Design Team it soon made me change my mind!

After all, the initial reason for signing up for a monthly kit was to push me out of my comfort zone and this kit certainly fits the brief!!!

Looking at this photo has made me realize that I've been working in a very small space and everything is starting to encroach on my workspace! Must be time for a tidy up again!!!

But that won't be happening until after the Royal Wedding!!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Flowers & Chocolate!

Don't you just love having lots of notice to do things???!!!

One of my mum's neighbours asked if I could make a birthday card for a friend of hers who was turning 100 in May. She had looked in card shops but couldn't find anything she liked as they mostly looked like they were sympathy cards!!! I thought loads of time til May, so I said Yes. Then I discovered on Saturday afternoon that the birthday was actually Tuesday, as in tomorrow!!! Thank goodness for Cricut machines! Here is the final result after cutting from Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge and a lot of inking!

I also managed to have a play with the coffee filters and made these flowers, as mentioned here - I only have a 2" scallop punch, so they are just one size but they are very easy to make - I'm sure they will appear on a LO soon!

My BBF bought us some bunnies for Easter - here they are...
I have never seen the cuddly Lindt bunny before but it is just gorgeous - for Madison of course! The 3 little bunnies were inside it - they are for Andy. There was a box of bunnies for Kyle (not pictured) and the larger chocolate bunny is DARK CHOCOLATE - ALL FOR ME!!! Ok, I have shared some of its ears, but thats my limit!!! LOL Thanks Suzy - very yummy!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Thankful Thought No. 4

Today I am thankful for this wonderful lady being in my life...

I have had the pleasure of knowing her for almost 3 years now but I feel like I have known her all my life. She is the true friend & confidante that I always knew was 'out there' for me. She understands my pains, my heartaches, my happiness, my wants, my needs, everything - she understands ME!

She is & always will be my Best Friend Forever.

Love you Suzy xxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Thankful Thought No. 3

At the moment, I'm extremely thankful to Jessie J for putting 'baby music' at the beginning of her Price Tag track - whenever its on, Madison will whip her head round until she finds the source of the music. Then if its the video, she will watch it contently to the end. We have it on our phones & we sing it too - each time it will calm her down!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Not a lot of space on my desk this week, but not because I'm in the middle of anything :(

More a case of needing a little bit of a tidy up after the last 'real life' creation. I've been digital scrapping a bit in the last week.
There are some new additions on there though - a pack on Monster Journalling Sprouts from Jenni Bowlin, a set of Sentiments stamps from Studio Calico (thank you Suzy), a couple of borrowed Craft Stamper mags & a box of coffee filters! I've been on the look out for those since I saw this from Mary Anne to make flowers - fluffy ones at that! I think I may well actually try that next!

A little mention for my best buddy Suzy, who isn't having the best of times at the moment! A big hug for you & I hope you start feeling better very very VERY SOON!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

WOYWW 97 & LIttle Musings Stamps

I remembered to take a photo of my workdesk on Wednesday and this is the first time I've had chance to upload it!

So for WOYWW 97, I got to kill 2 birds with one stone, & show you my finished LO - My Angel - the photo was taken just a few days after Madison was born. We have a fair few photos of her on the settee this day as she started smiling in her sleep - and NO, it wasn't wind! It was definitely a smile!
After completing this LO, I realized that it fit the challenge over on UKS this week - a celebration (Madison smiling), using pink or blue (used both in this) and for the third 10 points, I claimed my points by using my new stamps from SJ's Little Musings. They are sooooooo beautiful I just had to buy them all!

As soon as I saw these angel stamps, I knew I wanted to put them on a LO with a photo of my very own little angel! It's unusual for me to stamp like this on a LO but they were just perfect!

I've only used 3 on this LO but don't worry, the others will be used - rest assured!!!

Friday, 1 April 2011


2 Parcels arrived today... Mr Postie was looking after me while I been suffering with the Fibro aches & pains AND the joys associated with a teething 6 month old! LOL

Yes, I was sad enough to buy a bottle of the Limited Edition Tomato Ketchup with Balsamic Vinegar - I'm not a mega lover of ketchup but I do like Balsamic Vinegar, so I thought I would try it!!!

But I was more excited about the second parcel... these fabulous stamps from SJ aka Little Musings! They went on sale the other day and I grabbed them quick (good job too as they sold out very quickly) - I already have plans for them and as I'm going to a crop tomorrow, I may just be creating with them then!!!

If you haven't seen SJ's Musings, get over there and see her gorgeous designs!