Friday, February 29, 2008

All Good

Hospital went ok, Kidneys are fine but im still not drinking enough, i go back in 6 months for xrays just to make sure all is well. Im really thankfull for the NHS.

Have been busy with mothers days cards the past few nights, i had lots of orders from work to fulfil i think i made 14 in all, a few of which i repeated, ive posted a few pictures (although not good, still waiting on a camera)

Its Ashleighs birthday tomorrow she will be 11 she is really growing fast i dont know where the time has gone, we are going to town shopping tomorrow and then we are all going out for tea somewhere nice. Shes got lots of pressies off friends and family waiting for her and she is so excited for tomorrow she said its like xmas all over again.

Im really excited too as its now only 4 days till i go to see westlife (i know im like a big kid) at newcastle metro arena, roll on Tuesday.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Tomorrow i have an appointment at the hospital, to check out my kidneys, in August i had Kidney stones and ended up being hospitalised so now i have to have 6 monthly checks, and tomorrow is the day. What they will do i dont know! I will get a lift there but will have to get a bus home so thought i might as well pop into town on my way home (any excuse for shopping)

After the hospital i will then need o go round to mams newhouse to paper the hall way then that will be all the papering completed, the kitchen fitters are going tomorrow to plan the design then she can get it ordered and hopeflly fitted before the week is out.

All this work means im having to create in the evenings if i can be bothered, well tonight i was bothered and ive made lots to share.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Here are the cards i completed last night, thre were a couple of others but they didnt scan too well.

Ive got to go and iron te school uniforms now as its back to school tomorrow after a week off.

Cheap Gifts

I don't mean cheap as in cheap and tacky i mean cheap handmade goodies, i made these on Valentines day for the kids to give to their friends and also made one for my Nieces birthday. Ashleigh came tome on the evening before valentines day and asked if i had a gift she could give to a boy at school, i didn't so i quickly whipped up a few of these beauty's they are simple to make, the wording was printed on the computer then i stamped and coloured the image, you could fill them with anything you want. Great for party favours or little thank you gifts, you would pay fortune for personalised gifts in a shop. I'm sorry about the picture but my camera has died so at the moment I'm having to scan everything in and its cr*p.
Mums house is all coming together she hopes to be in it within the next 2 weeks, then i an get back to creating more, i did however stay up last night and whipped up a couple of cards, i will share them later when i've scanned them.
I have had time to chill and browse my favourite blogs,stamping caz has decorated some candles here just scroll down a little, i visit this blog everyday for inspiration.
Over at Becks blog you are in with a chance of some free stash here you just need to leave a comment then test and review the product, (this is a scrapping related product). This is another of my favourite blogs updated almost daily sometimes twice she showcases some yummy stuff.
I will get around to putting all of these on my blog in case the comp crashes and i lose all my favourites at least i will still find them all here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New House

I havnt been doing much crafting this week as my Mum and Dad have just got a new bungalow, (its a long story), they currently live with my sister and her family, the house was originally my mum and dads and they sold it to my sister many years ago as she didnt have any children or a hubby, and the plan was they were just going to stay with her until they were carried out in a box (their words not mine). Since they sold it my sister now has a hubby and 2 children so mum and dad decided they would move out so that they can have some peace and quiet from the kids, mum is partially sighted so its hard for her with all the toys about. They got the keys to their house last Thursday so since then we have been cleaning, decorating and knocking walls down. We are just waiting on a new kitchen then it can be decorated then the whole house can be carpeted and move the furniture in, so i recon another week or so and i can get back to normality as i seem to of been round the new house 24/7.

Sam is still spoty from his chicken pox but he has been well with them, he hasnt scratched much or complained. I have noticed he need a haircut before he goes back to school next week but ill have to wait untill the spots disapear from his head as he got lots on his scalp. My 2 nephews have also caught them so at least they have all got them together.

Its Ashleighs birthday next week so i bought her a cuttlebug and whilst i was at it some goodies slipped into my basket for myself too, i got 8 new stamps, some chalk inpads and lors of embellishmnets, so roll on next week and i can craft.

That is after ive come home from work, my lady of lesuire was short lived as work have begged me to return to work so with a few negotiations i have agreed to return, but i will reveiw the situation at regular intervals so watch this space i may get to stay at home after all.

Did i mention im going to see Westlife at the metro radio arena on the 4th March, i can wait, we will visit the metro centre for the day and then watch the concert, and as every year i dont see them just once we also make a weekend of it and go elsewhere to see them so this year we are going to Manchester to see them on the 15th March.
Its seems we were only at the merto a while back, we were there taking the girls to see highschool musical on ice, i can recomend it , it was really great.

wow that was a long post . Well done if youve read this far.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chicken Pox

Yesterday my son Sam seemed to have a few red marks under the skin, i noticed them when i took him out of the bath, there was only about 5 so i didnt think anything of it. Today when he wore up he has about 20 and they are all raised like a blister so off to the doctors we went, only to be diagnosed with a mild case of chicken pox, so he will be off school untill they scab over. As he breaks up for 1/2 term on Friday i doubt he will be back at school this week so he'll have 2 weeks with me (oh what fun!)

At least we wont have to get ready as soon as we wake up, we can lounge around a little and chill out together.

The photo is a card i made last night using a magenta stamp i watercoloured it and then added stickles for a little highlight, you cant actually tell from the photo but i also made the flowers 3d by stamping in duplicate and cutting out the image.

Im loving the background paper i got a bargain in a local shop it is a paper mania scrap pad 40 sheets of 12 x 12 for an amazing 3.99 and it is really thick almost like a card stock thickness, and every sheet is gorgeous i could kick myself for not buying more or getting the other set which was more vintage floral style, i will go back on wednesday and see if they have any left (fingers crossed)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

NEW START (again)

Well it has been ages since i blogged, so here i am to start all over again, i know ive said that time and time again but this time its all go. (but dont hold me to it , LOL)
Ive back into my cardmaking big time, scrapping is in the back ground for a while, im still completing the odd page but not at the speed in which i was scrapping before.

so what has happened in the past few months (not a lot) ther have been a few happenings at work which resulted in me walking out last thursday, my boss has given me time to think about my desision to return to work (with pay!), i think i have made up my mind not to return, so i may become a lady of leisure, just think of all the crafting i can get done.LOL

whilst out shopping last week i came across a craft stall on the local market in stockton called suzi crafts, ive discovered its also an online store which has an attached forum, so i came home had a browse and joined the forum, its only new so there are only about 34 members but everyone is so friendly and really helpfull so i urge you to take a look for yourself and come on over to and join the forum, the more the merrier, you can showcase your projects and chat about cardmaking and scrapbooking, in fact all things arty, so what are you waiting for?

last night i was crafting and ive made a few cards, heres a small selection
this was made using sugar nellie stamps available from also check out the new sgar nellies lola and simon and the little cotton rabit stamps coming soon.

mouse wdding
this was designed using a house mouse stamp, this was requested by a collegue from work.
i will have more pics to upload later.
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