Thursday, 24 July 2008

Happy Blog Anniversary to me.. Free Blog Candy!

Well actually it was yesterday but close enough lol!

Wow a whole year of being in the blogging word... To celebrate I'd like to offer 2 stash prizes... So if you'd like to be in with the chance of winning some lovely blog candy (no piccies but I promise you they will be nice goodies... I don't do horrible prizes)

So if you want to be in with a chance of winning.... just leave me a message... Closing date will be Monday 28th, names will go into a hat and I'll pick two names at random and I'll announce the winners!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Hmmm Loving My New Stampin' Up Stamps...

I've kinda lost my mojo recently but last Sunday I had the whole day to myself to play with all my lovely new goodies... here's a little thank you card I made.

I just LURVE this paper, it's by Crate and it came from CTM... Lucky I was sensible and bought two sheets of it, but I found cutting into it very very hard, it's just so pretty... so pink... so me :)

The flower was stamped using one of my new Stampin Up sets 'Doodle This' (Page 94 of the US catty)... I have wanted this stamp set since it was released and now I've found someone who I can buy from the US si I'm a happy bunny!

The glittered centre of the flower is a tip I picked up from Kirtsy Wiseman when she came to demo at CTM the other week ... Remember those sticky round foam pads that you buy and then wonder what you are going to do with them? Well it is just one of those glittered up with Doodlebug pink glitter! It's so simple but ever so effective!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Blooming Fantastic Weekend

Nikki, Lorraine, Nici, Maggie, Clare, Becky
Linda, Me

Ooooh what a weekend I've had... We had a little crafty get together last weekend and I am still trying to recover from it lol!

Our friend Linda was invited to the QVC Make and Take event in London so she flew down from Scotland ... so what a perfect excuse that was to have a crafty weekend with a few friends ... we've been excited about it for weeks!

I stayed round Becky's house Friday night and managed to drool over her new crafty goodies, play with her doodlebug velvet flock, admire her stunning cards and make a card... then down to the cellar to sleep!! :)

Saturday was a quick trip to Artbase (as it was on the way and would be rude not to stop by!!) and then off to Essex to meet the girls at Maggie's house!

Saturday afternoon we had a Stampin Up party... we had a make and take which was the only card we all made the whole weekend as the rest of the time we spent chatting and laughing... my sides hurt by the time I got to bed from laughing!!

We sat up until around 3.30 am, I was wide awake... even then when we went to bed we couldn't get off to sleep because we kept laughing although not sure why... I think it started

Sunday we spent the morning going through the Stampin' Up USA catty and drooling over Clare's recent USA order, in the afternoon we did a little shopping at Sugar & Spice and then a quick demo of the roller stamps before we said our goodbyes!

What a fantastic weekend although we were all knackered by the time we got home! Hope we do it again soon ladies!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

I'm Back... I hope!!


Long time no post... past month has been very stressful and crafting has kinda gone out the window, just not felt up to it... but have managed to still buy a few crafty things!
In the past month we've had a car accident to deal with, the stress of chasing the insurance company after the car being written off, being without a car has been a big stress, we've been given an old banger to poodle around in locally but we can't use it on a daily basis.
Works been very stressful, been working through lunch breaks and coming home with headaches a lot recently then my Uncle was rushed into hospital last week with a suspected heart attack, which turned out to be a problem with his disc in his neck, he had an operation friday and hopefully is on the slow road to recovery.
Still enjoying my saturday job at Capture The Magic, unpacking all that lovely new stash is like having your own large parcel of goodies... I unpacked all the new Doodlebug stuff last weekend and it's gorgeous, I want one of everything but I was very good and came away with no shopping for a change!
Fingers crossed things are on the up now and I can get back to playing with my stash... thanks for taking the time to stop by!