Thursday, 20 November 2008


Sorry I have not posted anything since Monday but I have not
been well.
It is nothing serious just a cold but it is getting worse not better!
I should be back blogging by the weekend.


Monday, 17 November 2008

Black & White Penguin!

Oh my, isn't this penguin soo cute!
I think this is the quickest card I have made in a long time lol.
I just love black & white Chistmas cards.

I have not made any cards for a few days as I have been
seeing to Kitty! She is getting lots of love and attention.
She was sick twice this morning and it took me ages to clean up.
She is only eating a small amount of food per day but she is no worse
in herself.

Now I am going to go and make some candy cane mice for the school fair!
See you all tomorrow.


Sunday, 16 November 2008


Wow, what a fab day we had at the NEC!
I was shattered when we arrived home but it was worth it.
I have never been on a Friday before and I have to say I would go again.
The weekends are always soo busy.
Spent enough but don't seem to have alot to show for it lol! but I enjoyed it.

Then today we went to the Range in Doncaster and I spent a bit more money!
I will have to start saving for next years shows now!

Blog Candy!

Pop over to Rina's blog for some great blog candy give away!


Thursday, 13 November 2008

Black & White Snowman

As I am not here tomorrow thought I would post this card now.

For today's card I thought I would go for a black & white look!
I am really pleased how this turned out.
You might not be able to see the sparkle.

Snowman stamp is from Creative Expression.
Greeting stamp I think is from Docrafts.
Papers & ribbon are from Docrafts.
Flowers unknown.

Have a great Friday!


Kitty Update!

We have just brought Kitty home from the vets!
Needless to say we are all very very happy.
She has just had all her medicines and a drink and has now settled down.
We have put her some food out so I just hopes she eats it.
Thank you for asking about her I really appreciate it!

I might not get to post tomorrow as I am going to the NEC!!!
My mum is kitty sitting for us!!


Cat Card!

Today's card is the same basic shape as the snowman card.
The idea for the cat came from a gift bag Adele had for her birthday.
These cards are really quick and easy to make, perfect for using up all of your scraps!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Concertina Presants!

I must admit that I made this card a while ago for one of my card classes.
I think it is simple but effective, hope you like it!


Tuesday, 11 November 2008


We have had to take Kitty back to the vets tonight.
She has not been eating.
It is not very good news I am afraid.
I said we should let her go as I think she has suffered enough, she is so thin
and her kidneys are suffering.
But Kevin said give her another chance.
We were both in tears as we have got so attached to her in a short time.
Mind you Kitty has been sulking with me today, she would not let me fuss her.
When she was sat on the vets table she put her head in my chest and let me fuss her.
So she is now spending the night at the vets and they will put her on a drip
and will try to get her to eat. They will phone us tomorrow and if there is no improvement she will be put to sleep.
I am finding this hard to type with the tears rolling down my face but I felt the need to share
this sad news with my blogging friends!


Cards Made For Adele's Birthday!

This is a photo of our Kitty, which I made into a birthday card for Adele.

This card was made for Grandma Eileen for Adele.

This card was made for Grandma Betty to give to Adele.

and this card was made for Jake to give to Adele!

Happy 18th Birthday to our lovely daughter, Adele!


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Sunday, 9 November 2008

SBS-24 Today's Challenge

Today's challenge on our sbs-24 group is Sympathy.
I have made a very simple card for this challenge.
This has been a bit of an experiment for me with the main image.
Stamp is from Lavinia Stamps.
Ink pads black stazon,Ancient Page flamingo, melon, saffron,Adirondack sail boat blue,
stonewashed, eggplant and purple twilight.
Other Cuttle bug flower embossing folder, peel off corners & greeting.
Card white main ,light & dark lilac from Bazzill basic & silver cs.

Going shopping now and then I need to do some baking.
See you later!


Saturday, 8 November 2008

Kitty Update!

As you know we went to the vets last night with Kitty.
They think she is about 13 years old now and are not too keen
on taking the thyroid gland out as she might not survive the anesthetic.
There was no mention of taking her teeth out i am pleased to say.
She is now on one tablet a a day. They weighed her and she only weighs 2.8kilos,
poor thing! We have to go back in two weeks to see if she has put weight on.
Kitty has not eaten anything since Thursday evening!
We have tried to tempt her with all sorts of things but she would not eat.
Then she finally decided to eat something this evening,
two pouches of fish and some roast chicken from Morrison's.
So you can imagine we are all quite relieved.
I don't know what will happen if she does not gain some weight, we will just have to keep
our fingers crossed for her.


Friday, 7 November 2008

What kind of pie are you?

You Are Apple Pie

You're the perfect combo of comforting and traditional.

You prefer things the way you've always known them.

You'll admit that you're old fashioned, and you don't see anything wrong with that.

Your tastes and preferences are classic. And classic never goes out of style.

Those who like you crave security.

People can rely on you to be true to yourself - and true to them.

You're loyal, trustworthy, and comfortable in your own skin.

And because of these qualities, you've definitely earned a lot of respect.

Poinsettia Class Card!

Today's card was made for my Thursday night class.
I kept the medallion quite simple, only four layers.
Normally I like to put six or more layers on a card.

Stamps poinsettia from Creative Expression & Merry Christmas from Woodware.
Card cream main card, gold, red, green, red music pearlescent & cream pearlescent.
Paper Vintage Christmas designer paper pack from Dovecraft.
Other oval nestabilities, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, peel off dots,
cream grosgrain ribbon, orange peel off pen and brass fancy corner.

It is lovely and sunny here today, which is great!

Kitty seems a bit off it today!
She has been sick twice this morning, only liquid and then she went outside to eat some grass.
Not eaten anything since yesterday evening.
I hope it is nothing to serious!
Good job she is going to the vet's tonight!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Christmas Baubles!

Good morning everyone!
What a dull and miserable day it is here.
I am so glad to be tucked away in my nice and cozy craft room with a cup of hot chocolate.

Today's card is quite quick and easy!
Paper blue baubles out of a pack from Dovecraft from the Range.
Peel Offs Merry Christmas & corners.
Punches Small tag & circle.
Other organza ribbon, sticky pads and Cuttlebug baubles embossing die.

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Two More Machine Embroidery Cards!

These are my last two machine embroidery cards.
One day when I have the time I will get my machine out
and make some more cards.
There are just not enough hours in the day to do everything!

Now I must get back to my card making as I have several cards to
make for people today, plus my card for this weeks class!

Happy crafting!


Monday, 3 November 2008

Machine Embroidery Christmas Cards!

While tidying one of my draws out the other day,
I came across some machine embroidery Christmas panels that I made last year.
So I decided to make some cards up with them.
Might as well put them to good use instead of hidden away in a draw!

Kitty Update!

I am pleased to say that Kitty seems to be improving!
She just potters around the house, sits in front of the radiator
and just pops outside for ten minutes.
She is starting to eat more food, just small amounts but often and she still likes her
Back to the vets at the weekend.

Have a good evening!