Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Gorjuss Girls!


Well no cards made tonight as I am absolutely shattered, about to head to bed and watch Desperate Housewives. Have just given my blog a new look to celebrate the fact that the Gorjuss Girls landed on my doorstep this morning. Can't believe I'm too tired to get them inked up tonight!! Definitely tomorrow night .......

Till then ...... Sweet dreams.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

To Infinity and Beyond!


I have lapsed! I was doing so well last week! Must do better! Just here on quickly as I have just finished my work for this evening and thought I'd quickly post. Here is the card which I made last weekend for the party that Lewis went to. Lewis is a massive Buzz Lightyear fan at the moment, well anything to do with Toy Story. You can imagine what fun we have, I feel as though my house is like the Disney store at times! Anyway, the birthday boy is also a huge fan so therefore the theme was very easy, the only problem was that Lewis wanted to keep it. It's not long till his birthday so makes life a bit easier when the time comes, won't have to spend ages thinking about it.

I'm hoping to get some cards made tomorrow night if I don't have too much in the way of work to do! I'm in the throes of testing at the moment as well as getting my kids ready for their WW2 performance for parents and parents evening is almost upon me too so lots of preparation to be done. No rest for the wicked! On that note, I'm off to bed.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Girl About Town!

Evening all,

Just popping on briefly before I go to bed, going as a decent time tonight. Have just finished marking some test papers and bits and pieces and had a wee quick blog hop to post some new blog candy. Some great candy out there. Well I failed my challenge yesterday ....I didn't post, did I? Tut tut .... must do better! There's always too many things to be done on your first day back at work, well that's what I tell myself at least.

Here is a card which I made on Tuesday for someone who is celebrating their 30th birthday next week. Oh to be 30 again! I used the recently released Girl About Town downloads from Dottie's World which can be bought from Charmed Cards and Crafts. Great images which even come with each image already coloured in case you are in a hurry and need to make a quick card, a great option. They even come with some sentiments too which co-ordinate beautifully with the images. The paper is a Pink Petticoats download which I bought last week, the flower is from Lakeland (bought these yonks ago) and the gem is from paperchase. I was really chuffed with the end result.

I keep seeing lots of lovely charms and spacers on people's cards and wondering where people are buying them from! I know that you can get some on ebay but would love to know where else people get their stash from???

Well I'm off to bed, not sure for how long until Lewis gets up as he is not a great sleeper and is up EVERY night. I keep hoping that this will change but sadly it doesn't look like it ... maybe when he is a teenager!

Will be back tomorrow. Sleep well!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge


I'm posting again! Going to have to try and keep this up as I feel great for once being able to come on here and post on a daily basis instead of once a fortnight! Don't know how long it will last though!! I am sitting here thinking of what I have to do in preparation for going back to work tomorrow. Yes tomorrow, just a short holiday for me! I wish we had a week off like other councils but hey not long till Easter.

I decided that I would have a go at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week seeing as I have some time to do it and I loved the look of the sketch set by Nat. It was a fab sketch and really easy to work with. I enjoyed making my card and didn't fuss as much about what was going to go where. I used my new Penny Black stamp "Duckling" which didn't need much colouring and I rotated the sketch. What do you think?

Off now to see what other challenges I might be able to have a wee go at before I start to get my head in gear for work. Boo!

Hopefully, might be back later tonight, if not definitely tomorrow, that's my challenge!!

Monday, 16 February 2009


Went to the Strictly Come Dancing Tour last night at the SECC in Glasgow and it was an amazing show. We had a great night. The celebrity dancers did an amazing job - Jodie Kidd, Tom Chambers, Rachel Stevens, Jill Halfpenny, Julian Clary, Gethin Jones, Kenny Logan and Cherie Lunghi as did the professionals. Kenny & Ola got the Scottish vote and won, although I wanted Rachel & Vincent to win as they were my favourites from this series and I was gutted when they didn't win as she is such an amazing dancer and is perfectly suited with Vincent. They did their tango and rhumba which were brilliant to watch, even better than watching it on tele. Jill and Darren were also amazing last night, I loved them in Series 2 (you can tell that I am a die hard strictly fan) and was beside myself when they did their famous jive. It was absolutely amazing. Julian Clary was hilarious, he had the crowd in stitches, the tears were strolling down my face at several points when he was dancing and giving the judges as good as they were getting him. At one point Arlene commented at how "puffed out" he was, to which he replied: "Well, what do you expect when I've just delivered a world class salsa!" His diamond encrusted maracas were shimmying more than he was, put it that way!! Anyway, won't bore you much longer. If you have never been and are a fan of the show, I'd definitely recommend it. You won't be disappointed. Here are some of the many pics that I took (I took well over 200!). Bit keen I know!!

The lovely Denise has given me a friendship award which was really lovely of her. I'm honoured and going to pass it onto the following people:


I'm so lucky to have met some wonderful friends through crafting since I begun my blog last Easter and could choose many people to award this to. I've chosen these 5 people as I really appreciate their friendship and they constantly visit my blog and leave such lovely comments which brighten my day, so thank you girls. You're all stars!

Mar and Debbi, my fabulous blogging buddies tagged me last week challenging me to list 20 random tags about myself. It is definitely a challenge and they sure will be random, so here goes:

1. I am a qualified dancing teacher in tap and modern dance.
2. I love Sugar Nellie stamps and now have quite a few in my collection!
3. My favourite alcoholic drink is souther comfort, lemonade and a hint of lime.

4. I've just discovered that I'm a fan of Flake ice-cream.
5. My dancing idol is Michael Flatley, if only I could tap like him!

6. I can never remember jokes.

7. I would love to live in New York (my favourite city in the world)

8. I'd love to learn how to use Photoshop so that I could do digi-scrapping
9. I had guitar lessons as a young child and wish that I had never given up!
10. I'd love to learn how to play the piano well. Maybe one day!

11. I'm going on a hot air balloon ride in the summer which Santa brought me - always wanted
to do this.
12. I'd love to go to Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.

13. I hate pineapple, coffee, cabbage and rude people.

14. I'm a tea jenny!
15. I love dancing, swimming , reading, crafting and researching my family tree.
16. I'll be married for 8 years this July.

17. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, some of my favourites being banoffee pie, apple crumble,
macaroon, tablet and white chocolate.
18. I love Mexican food, my honeymoon was in Mexico.

19. I love going on holiday somewhere hot, lying beside the pool or on the beach and reading lots of books.
20. I hate Daddy Longlegs, I panic if there are any in the house and no one is on hand to get rid of them.

I'm now going to tag: Libby, Hels, Stacey, Joana and Monica.

My new Whiff of Joy Spring Stamp club kit stamps arrived this morning and they are gorgeous, well worth the wait! I have already stamped them and have been colouring some of them tonight so hope to post what I make with them soon!

My lovely blogging buddy Nikki is celebrating her blogoversary by offering some fabulous candy. I'm quite sure that you are all acquainted with Nikki as she is such a sweet person and is sooo talented. I constantly visit her site to drool over her wonderful creations and see what she has been getting up to. Head over to her blog and say hello if you've never been. You'll be returning over and over again, I can promise you. You can enter her blog candy until 24th February. Go on, get yourself over there.

Will be back tomorrow with some other things I have made recently and perhaps some of the things I get done during the remainder of tonight. I still have a 30th birthday card to make! I'm sitting her tonight so relaxed blogging, colouring and having a glass of wine. So civilised!!! If only every evening could be like this, well I can but dream! Only during the holidays!!

See you tomorrow

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Promarkers or Copics?


Posting again! Am I a good girl or not??? Maybe you shouldn't answer that!!! Thought I would post quickly before I go and finish a birthday card for Lewis to take to his party this afternoon. It will be my birthday two weeks today and I'd like to get some promarkers or copics but can't decide what! Hoping that you all can help me make up my mind by giving me some advice and what you like best. If you don't mind that, I would really appreciate it.

Have just come across a great RAK via Debbi's blog this morning, being offered by Christine. This is what she is offering:

Great little package. All you have to do is visit the link given to her Scrap Retreat House which is gorgeous and comment on her post telling her what you like best. You have until the 16th February to enter. I would love to be going there to chillout and relax. If only! Maybe if I win the lottery, I could take some blogging pals!

What are you waiting for? Go and have a look!

Hope to be back later on tonight and if not then I'll definitely be back tomorrow with my pics fro the Strictly Come Dancing tour.

Have a great day whatever you are doing!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Biker George


Two posts in one day - amazing! Well I did say that I'd be back later so thought I'd better stay true to my word. As well as being Valentines Day today it is the birthday of my aunt, my cousin and my father-in-law. Happy birthday to you also if you are celebrating your birthday today too!

Here are the cards which I made during the week for my father-in-laws birthday, one from us and one from Lewis.

The image is a George download from the Rock n Roll Collection from Dottie's World which you can purchase from Charmed Cards & Crafts and the papers are Blueberry Cobbler from Shabby Princess. I made the sentiment myself.

The second card was made using Hamish fixing tractor (Sugar Nellie) available from Funky Kits and the papers were some that I downloaded a while back but I can't remember where they came from now! Again I printed the sentiment on the computer.

My father-in-law loved both which I was pleased about necause I find it difficult to make men's cards. Speaking of Sugar Nellie, I have just pre-ordered the Gorjuss Girls stamps from Funky Kits and can't wait until they come as they are absolutely gorgeous. I'm also looking forward to receiving the Whiff of Joys stamp club kit of Elisabeth Bell which I ordered a few weeks back!

Hoping to be back tomorrow at some point although have a busy day ahead of me. Lewis is going to a birthday party tomorrow and then at night I'm going to the Strictly Come Dancing Tour at the SECC in Glasgow and can't wait!!! I'm a MASSIVE fan and went to see the tour last year. I'm sure that it will be even better this year with the celebrities that are taking part, looking forward to seeing Rachel and Vincent as well as Tom and Camilla. I'll let you know what it was like on Monday and post some piccies as I intend on taking lots with the new camera we got at Christmas.

I have just finished Craig Revel Horwood's autobiography that Santa brought me from Christmas and it was an enjoyable and interesting read. I think of him differently now that I have read the gory details about his life, very amusing at points!

Anyway, I'll stop rambling now. Off to bed to start a new book - decisions, decisions!

Happy Valentines Day!


At last I'm on holiday and finding some much needed time to craft! Hurray! Our school review went extremely well and this week I've just been trying to chill out a little and recover from the stress and preparation involved in it all. We're now looking ahead to our HMI inspection which is due just after Easter, which isn't long but it would be great to get it over and done with before the summer holidays as we have had such a big build up to it for the last year and a half!

Anyway, on to cheerier things. Here is a card that I made for Steven for Valentines Day today. Unfortunately, he is unwell with tonsilitis the poor soul! Hopefully his card cheered him up!

I made this card using a digi download of Ian and Anya from The Greetings Farm, the gorgeous papers and sentiment are Old Fashioned Girl kit from Pink Petticoat loveheart buttons are from paperchase and the black cord from IKEA. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Think I'll need to get some of the Greetings Farm stamps as the images are so sweet.

Hoping to pop back on later to post some other bits and pieces that I've made this week. I have two birthday cards to make for tomorrow and I'm planning on doing this weeks Penny Black Challenge as I haven't done it for ages. I bought a new Penny Black stamp last weekend so I'm looking forward to using that!

Have a great Valentines Day whatever you are doing!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Happy Birthday Mar!

It is my blogging buddy Mar's birthday today so sending her lots of happy birthday wishes as she is poorly at the moment. Hopefully, this will cheer her up and make her smile! Go and wish her a very happy birthday!

Monica's Blog candy

My SBS sister Monica is celebrating her blogoversary by giving away some fabulous candy. Hop over there to see her amazing creations and to say hello and you'll be in with a chance of winning. You have until Sunday 15th February to take part.