Sunday 30 May 2010


I said that I would try and get back to you with the scrapbooking page I did yesterday. I was hoping to complete it, but actually decided it was OK just like it was. I might journal later, you might recoginise the photo, its my youngest daughter Kim, she has been at University for a couple of years now and has spent most of her free time away from home with her boyfriend, oh yes she popped in, spent some time here but its not like I expected. I thought she'd be home regularly for longer periods etc, etc etc. Well it seems that I am now going to see even less of her now, she has been offered a really great job in France, for her "year abroad", the contract is for 54 weeks! Then she needs to spend 3 months in Germany before she gets back for her final year at uni. So I made this page, as I can't stop thinking about her, chosing one of her "facebook" photos and all I could think of was how precious she is to us all, me, Sarah and David. She is always happy, she tries to cheer us all up if we are down and now she is off for a whole new adventure. I look at this page and realise how difficult it is letting our children "go free", letting them get their own lives, but hopefully she realises how precious she is to us and will take complete and utter care of herself!

Enjoy the page, its simple, but simple is what I do best!

and Kim, if you see this, please take care, we all love you very much.


New Home

I am having a lovely weekend, although I am sure I shouldn't be saying that, as David has gone away to play American Softball for the Oxford Devils. Its the national championships which are being held somewhere in the Manchester area. I was supposed to go and support but couldn't let my scrapbooking ladies down, well that was my excuse anyway!

After spending the whole day yesterday running my crop and tidying up after it this morning, I've spent the afternoon thinking of some of our friends who have moved house this weekend. If we had been free we would have helped them, but with the way my arms are and David being away we were unable to offer our support this time.

Hope you like the card I've made them:

I will be back later with a scrapbooking page made yesterday - hopefully.


Thursday 27 May 2010

Messing about with metal

Just a little peek at something a bit different:

Something to look forward to at my classes in June.

Happy crafting.


Friday 14 May 2010

Whisper White Carnation

I have made this lovely little box and embellished it with a carnation. I made the carnation out of Whisper White cardstock. I punched three scallop circles and ran them through my paper crinkler a few times and then screwed them up and rolled them around like little balls of rubbish for a bit and then carefully separted each scallop circle into two peices, I then placed them on top of each other, split side up and put a brad in the middle and lifted and arranged each layer.

Happy crafting.


Allotment starter kit

- I don't think so!

I had a fab day yesterday doing a scrapbooking/mini book starter class with a lovely group of ladies at High Wycombe - hello everyone, it was lovely to see you all.

On the way home I popped into John Lewis (I was passing!) and picked up this lovely little Allotment starter kit. Just the job for the personal supplies I need when I go to a crop or class, as a customer.

I immediately removed the gardening supplies and filled the handy little bag with my crafting tools, small but perfect just for me!

I will be back later with a picture of my carnation as promised!


Sunday 9 May 2010

Another sponged background

I am just lovin' these stamped backgrounds. I taught my first sponging class yesterday and it seemed to be enjoyed by my Charney ladies. Here is another card, simple but I like it. I've made it for someone special and it will be in the post on Tuesday (classes all day tomorrow)!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Happy crafting.


Thursday 6 May 2010

Take two!

How many of us make a card, pop it in the post and then come home and make another, sometimes changing it slightly and it turns out better?

Well this is what I've just made after posting the last one to my young friend Alex!

Enjoy, happy crafting.


Exciting news

Hi everyone,

What a lovely 24 hours I've had, my very lovely customer and friend Claire has decided to take the plunge and join my Stampin' Up team. She came over last night, we went through all the important stuff and then she showed me a few lovely cards she had made. She got the inspiration for a couple of her cards from one of the lovely ladies in our Pink Ladies team, Peg. She had made a lovely job of making a convertable car out of the Stampin' Up pick up truck, and seeing Claire's cards gave me the kick I needed to make a card to celebrate my friends daughter passing her driving test - congratulations Alex on passing your driving test and congratulations and good luck to Claire on taking the plunge!

Here is my card, hope you like it: