Friday, 21 November 2008

Woo Hoo!

I've managed to sort my site out and remove the strange bandwidth exceeded message out, thanks to some advice from Debbi! Much appreciated. While I was at it I thought I'd have a bit of a blog spruce up in time for Christmas! Off now to get some Christmas music sorted! How sad!!! Hope to be back later on tomorrow with some creations if I can! Have a great eveing whatever you are doing!

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Evening all,

Just popped on quickly same story as usual, busy, busy, busy! I can't remember the last time I actually was able to sit down and make a card. I'm hoping that I will get the chance to do this at the weekend!

I haven't even had a chance to do some blog hopping so I am WAY behind what everyone has been doing and getting up to. I hope to be able to stop by soon for a chat. I seem to have an annoying message on my page saying that my bandwith has exceeded and some of the text seems to have disappeared from my blog until you run over it with the cursor. Extremely annoying!!! If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd love to hear from you.

Congratulations to Denise, Mar and Debbi who have won my PIF candy. I will be rustling something up for you this weekend and I'll get it popped in the post asap.

I haven't forgotten about you Belinda or Tabitha - a wee something will be on its way to you both too! Apologies girls!

Well off now to enjoy my evening - lots of marking, marking, marking! The joys!

Lainy x

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Yippee! The weekend is here!

The weekend is finally here - Yipee! I've had another manic week - seems to be the story of my life at the moment and I can't see it letting up before Christmas unfortunately! I did try posting yesterday afternoon as I was home from work early for a change but I was having a problem with blogger. Lewis is away this weekend to stay with his grandparents for the weekend so yesterday afternoon I had a wee bit of time to have a play although sadly it was work related. I was playing around with bits and bobs trying to come up with something relatively easy which the kids in my class could have a go at making for our forthcoming school Christmas Fayre. We do this every year and each class has to make something to be sold as part of Enterprise. So far, I have created a santa sleigh which I thought we could fill with some sweeties and a little pouch gift box. Will take some photos later. Any suggestions would be most welcome!

I have been so lucky recently as I have taken part in a few image swaps and have posted the beautiful cards as well as a selection of the images I have received as I now have an abundance to colour in!

Here they are:

From Linda:

From Mar:

From Tabitha:

From Belinda:

I was also lucky enough to win Mar's PIF and what a great PIF it was. This is what I received from her, she is so generous!

The first three people to comment on this post will win a little PIF parcel from me, although not quite sure what it will be yet!


The lovely Janet who designs the most gorgeous stamps for Spiral Whisper has decided to set up her own design company and to celebrate she has a couple of her new stamps to give away. Go and visit here and I'm sure you'll love her work. I have a couple of her stamps already and I'm planning on buying some more as they are great to work with and her cards inspire you to make your own.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Having a wizard of a time!

Good morning,

Once again it has been such a long time since I posted. What am I like? Must try harder is always my motto where blogging is concerned! I find little enough time to browse and check in with what my blogging buddies are up to and never enough time for myself to post or to even create. Well now that my moan is over, on with what I have been doing ....... think this is going to be a long post.

We were at a Hallowe'en party on Friday night organised by my husband Steven as chairman of our Residents Association. Lots of great costumes worn by both adults and children, great games and lots and lots of fun. Lewis and his wee friend Paul had a ball, they didn't stop dancing all night. Lewis was in his element as a wizard after much coaxing in the morning to get his costume on for his nursery party and then he wouldn't take it off for the rest of the day!! The magic wand he had helped, he loved the sound and they way it lit up. Some photos below:

This week I posted some images and a card wallet to hold them in to two of my lovely blogging buddies Linda and Mar who very kindly agreed to swap some images with me. Here are the card wallets I sent to them:

I in turn received a gorgeous card and lots of fabulous images from Linda which I will post later on once I have taken a photo of them. Thank you so much Linda, I love them!

I have been tagged three times now by four lovely and incredibly ladies, Tracey, Chris, Mar and Belinda but have never gotten around to posting it. So here goes!

The Rules -
1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Interesting facts! Don't know about that!

1. I'm a qualified dancing teacher in tap and modern dance.
2. I was almost born on 29th February! So glad that I wasn't!
3. I love brussel sprouts, can't get enough of them at Christmas time. I know lots of people will
wretching in disgust as they read this! lol
4. I absolutely love watching Strictly Come Dancing and would love to be a celebrity so I could
take part! Wishful thinking I know!
5. One of my passions in life is researching my family tree but same as crafting I never get
enough time to indulge due to my occupation. Just as well I love what I do! Well, most of the
6. I was 30 weeks pregnant on my 30th birthday. How was that for good planning?
7. I would love to do white water rafting. That's the daredevil in me coming out!

Well, over to you now. I hope that you haven't been tagged before, if you have I hope that you don't mind! So I'm tagging the following: Steph, Sue, Linda, Mel, Kath, Emma and Stacey.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing! The sun is shining here today despite the fact it's bitterly cold. Off now to get the shopping and housework done before taking Lewis to a birthday part this afternoon which he is most excited about! Bless!

Lainy xxx