Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween folks!

Well I never really got round to doing many Halloween projects this year, just these few things I'm afraid. Shame as I think it's really fun and did have some more stamps and papers I wanted to use. Oh well maybe next year. My new job has been my priority this month. I've pulled out my Halloween decorations though and got some sweeties for the trick or treaters! I've got pumpkins from the local farm shop but want to turn them into pumpkin pie later in the week, so haven't carved them.










Supplies - stamps - CC designs/ Colouring medium - promarkers/ DP - Imaginesce/ Ribbon - SU and stampeezee/ Dew drops - Robins nest/ Tools - SU tab punch.

The winner of my Halloween mini candy is Julie.
(Email me you addy and I'll pop it in the post to you next week).

Have a fun and safe Halloween whatever you are doing!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Trick or treat ... A little candy for you!

Hi there, sorry I've been absent from blogland, I've been away on a course in London for work for a few days, had a fab time, the company really spoilt us with their hospitality, lovely hotel and meal etc, nice to finally have a perk to my job! It's not the NHS paying for this by the way it's all the medical appliance and pharmaceutical companies before you think that's where the NHS budget is going! I'm more used to having no lunch break and working over without being paid for it in the NHS! Unfortunately (or rather fortunately for my bank balance) I had no time for shopping in London though! boo hoo.

I'm way behind with my Halloween projects now, hopefully will have them on here over the next few days. So behind with things now. I'm just getting chance to visit my favourite blogs out there in blogland.

Anyway as a little treat for the run up to Halloween, pop your name down if you would like this Sugar Nellie stamp and I'll randomly pick someone on Sunday to receive it. To make it fun tell me what your favourite treat is if you like!



Sorry for poor pic but it will have to do as I can barely keep my eyes open I'm that tired!

Hugs,

Friday, 23 October 2009

Pumpkin season!

I know you will probably think I'm daft but I have a thing for pumpkins! Don't ask me why, I really don't know. Probably because I love autumn and they seem to symbolise the season and the harvest time. They are also fun for Halloween. Went to the local farm shop and brought my first pumpkin today which will be turned into pumpkin pie later in the week! I've got my pumpkin decorations out and my pumpkin spice Yankee candles burning, they smell delish! I even live over the street from Pumpkin Deli! Yes, I'm obsessed. Told ya you would think I'm mad!

So when I got this pumpkin stamp in the the September Unity Kit of The Month I had to use it, it's adorable!



Supplies: Stamps - Unity/coloured with promarkers/ DP, ribbon, linen thread and cardstock - SU/ Raffia lace and buttons from stash/Tools - Fiskars threading water punch.

We have Adrian's mum and dad's dog, Henry staying with us for a few days and as today was my day off, my mum and Sister brought our dog Scruffy over and we went for a lovely long walk around the surrounding countryside with them, nice fresh air, it was a proper autumn day! I love living in the countryside, I find it really inspires me! So watch out for some more fall/Halloween projects over the next week or so. It seems to be passing by so quickly so I'm trying to make the most of it.

Thank you so much for looking and here's wishing you all the blessings of the season.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Henry Mouse

I'm sorry but it's another Christmas creation from me today, it's only 9 weeks away Friday! Arragh, better get cracking.

I am loving the Whiff of Joy Christmas stamps featuring this adorable little fella! Henry the mouse.



Supplies: image - Whiff of Joy/ Sentiment - Just rite stamps/ DP - my mind's eye/ tools - Martha Stewart snow flurry corner punch, scallop oval nesties, EK Success snowflake punches/ ribbon and button from stash.

Apologies for lack of blogging but the last four days I've had awful tooth ache and dental pain, went to the dentist yesterday and my wisdom teeth are grinding together and causing trauma and an abscess. The dentist has tried to file/push one of them back (which was uncomfortable) and I will have to see how it goes, if no improvement them I will need to have them out, had one out the other side a few years back! Pesky teeth! On antibiotics for the abscess. That with my back still recovering has left me feeling tired! One thing after another lately! I know there are many other people out there a lot worse of so can't complain really.

I'm also busy with my new job etc and will be off to London for a course for a few days next week.

As I've been so busy I'm behind with follower of the week again, I think I'll change it to follower of the fortnight as that is more manageable. I'll announce the follower of the last fortnight later this week.

Hugs and smiles (well grimaces through dodgy teeth! lol),


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Be Merry!

I know, I know, I'm in Christmas card mode! Just trying to get ahead. Have so many to make, so little time, lol. I'm in the process of making a few Halloween projects too and using some of my Autumn stamps, before it passes me by!



Supplies: stamps and paper Imaginesce/ promarkers to colour/ fiskars threading water punch/ bobble trim/ spellbinders nestabilities/ all available from Stampeezee.

I used glitter spray over the sentiment and image, it is by crafter's companion and also from Stampeezee, absolutely loving this stuff, such a great effect, it stinks when you spray it though! I'm on glitter overload in prep for the sparkle season! You can't see the effect that well in the photo but IRL it looks fab.

It's been another busy week, settling into my new job nicely, lots of reading etc for me to do. Trying to find time to relax as my back is still really stiff and achey and most importantly time to craft! lol. Have you seen the new PTI releases, think I may need to remortgage! lol.

Hope you are having a great week, thank you for popping by and for any comments you may leave.

Hugs,

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Just Rite Stamps!


Hey all! Just to let you know that there is a demo day at Stampeezee this Saturday 17th October 10-4, Sonia will be demonstarting the fab Just Rite Stamps range which is now in stock at Stampeezee. Visit Sonia's blog for lots of samples and the Stampeezee site to view the products. These stamps are great for personalising or customising your cards. Lauren Meader also uses them and is on the design team, so her blog may have some inspiration too. I just had to get some when I saw them, hopefully I'll have a sample or two on here soon for you too!

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, 10 October 2009

All Santa's Reindeer

Well what a week! Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who left me lovely comments or sent emails regarding our accident, you are all such lovely people! Also I would like to thank our family for all their help this past week and my best friend Daniela and her mum Yvette for the lovely plant basket they sent, such a sweet thought. You are all such kind and considerate people, thank you so much.

We are doing OK, our necks/backs are still very stiff and sore, lots of aches and pains etc but we are still pleased that things were not worse. Poor Adrian is dealing with the insurance etc. I made it into work for my first few days in my new job and I am really enjoying it, I'm working with such a great team, they were really good about what happened. My mum picked me up for work as I did not feel up to driving as I had limited movement. My mum is also now working in the same department which is good! So far, so good, I think I will enjoy my new role, although I've got lots to learn!

I have just managed this quick and simple Christmas card using one of my Unity stamps from last year.



Supplies: stamp - Unity/ sentiment from Stash - 99p clear stamp set/ ribbon from Liberty-Bell quilting shop in Chester/ other Oval nesties, chalks, shimmer paints.

The ladies that won the candy thank you for your patience, I've now packages them up and will have them out to you come Monday.

Hope you are having a good weekend, I'm now off to watch the X factor, can't be bothered to cook so think a Chinese take away will do nicely, then a film! Well it doesn't hurt after a hectic week.

Hugs,

Monday, 5 October 2009

Accident

Just a quick post to let you know that I here but may not be posting much this week.

Adrian and I were involved in car accident yesterday, we had been out shopping and were slowing down to turn right on a dual carriage way when a car ploughed into the back of us at approx 50-60mph and pushed us into the path of an on coming lorry. Thank the lord we were not hit by the lorry, Adrian just about managed to keep control of the car. We both ended up in A & E department, the impact has left us both with terrible whiplash injuries and aches and pains all over. I have had whiplash and back trouble in the past so my poor back is really feeling it. I have been feeling a bit run down lately anyway and this has just left me feeling exhausted. Hence mojo and motivation go out the window again! Typical as I'm due to start my new job on Wednesday, I'll have to hobble into work, thank goodness for painkillers! We were really shaken and shocked at the time. Just goes to show you never know what is around the corner, really scary to think that one minute you are just going about your business and the next it could be all over. Hold onto life with both hands and live the life you dream of!

God must have been watching over us and I thank him for keeping us safe. We are very lucky to be here and I count my blessings!

The ladies that won candy I'll get it posted out to you ASAP but may take a while, really sorry.

Our families have helped us out the last two days and I am thankful too that we are surrounded by such loving, caring and helpful people.

Wishing you all safe journeys wherever you are headed, keep safe!

Love,



Friday, 2 October 2009

Blogoversary candy winner and Followers of the week!

The winner of my blogoversary candy is...drum roll please....random org no. 74 Rowena - crafty pagan designs!
Be sure to visit Rowena's blog as her creations are simply amazing, I love her style!

I also wanted to catch up with follow of the week, oh I really try to be organised but the time whizzes by, I need a 48hour day but where you still only need 8 hours sleep! If only, lol!

My follower of the week for week beginning 14th September is Elaine - a place for ink, she always leaves lovely comments that make me smile and her blog is full of inspiration. These goodies are yours honey. Imaginisce stamp and 6x6 papers and SU ribbon.



My follower of the week for the week beginning 21st September is Louise - my crafty goings on, Louise is relatively new follower and has already made my day with her kind comments, her creations are also lovely and her blog well worth a visit. louise will get these Dove Craft Christmas papers (6x6) and SU ribbon.



My follower of the week for week beginning 28th Sept (this week, yippee, now up to date), is my lovely crafty friend Clare - little bear crafts, Clare is so lovely and has followed me for ages, she leaves really sweet comments and is one of my best Stampin' up customers (thanks Clare)! Her work is always inspiring and her blog full of great ideas. Clare will get these yummy SU papers (6X6), raffia lace and brads.



If you lovely ladies would kindly email me your snail mail addy's I'll get these in the post to you as soon as I am able to. Thank you all so much you following my 'lil old blog!

Well hopefully I'll be back with a card soon, my mojo and motivation has been AWOL lately, probably due to being under the weather lately and all the excitement of my new job etc. Sorry folks! I have just spent the last of my Birthday money though on some more new goodies and can't wait to use them so hopefully I'll get my creative juices back on track!

I'm at work tomorrow for on my last long shift on the ward, so I'll be missing out on all the World Card Making day fun on the www, but to those of you that are able I wish you a happy day full of crafting!

Hugs and smiles,