Monday, 29 July 2013

A 'Boss' Birthday

Evening all, hope you are well ?

Last week we had a break in sunny Wales and very sunny it was too ! The weather was fantastic, we were so lucky as we have had some very heavy , thundery showers since we got back.

This was the view from our hotel balcony

We had tied in the holiday with Hubby going to see Bruce Springsteen at the Millenium Stadium, so you can imagine his surprise when he got back from the concert to find that the 'Bruce themed card ' Isabel had made for him had been signed by the man himself !!! Yes, Bruce and the E Street band were staying in our hotel !

Wolves colours and signed by his hero, what more could a man want lol! He also got to have photos with some of the other band members and it was definitely a birthday he will always remember.

Ok, so to a couple of things I've made, unfortunately mine aren't signed by a celebrity !

These were made using the new Gingham Garden papers and matching Washi tape. I like how the Label Love stamps have a matching punch and can be used to make a border too. Colours are Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

Pop over to my Facebook page ( button at top takes you there) and see some more projects with these products. Oh, and while you're there I would be very grateful if you could ' like' my page too . Thank you ! x


Saturday, 20 July 2013

End of term thank yours

Well, it's official my ' baby' is all grown up now and ready to start High School in September. It was a very busy and emotional final week but it was lovely to see how close the classmates have become over the years.

They all loved their memory boxes too and were collecting random bits and pieces to put in there. I was also kept busy making some end of term thank yous .............

Used up some retired paper, so that must mean I have space to buy some new !

Also did a flower arrangement and tried to choose more tropical type flowers in the hope that they wouldn't wilt in the heat.

Hopefully things will be a lot quieter this week and we will spend some time enjoying the sunshine. Am looking forward to not having to get up quite so early for a few weeks.

Have fun in the sun x


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

School Memory Boxes

Afternoon all,

Quick break in today's busy schedule to show you a not so little project I have been working on. My 'baby' leaves primary school this week ( where did that go ! ) and there has been various events to celebrate including an awards evening where they were presented with a certificate and a dictionary. Isabel wanted something to keep her things in so I decorated a box for her and in a moment of madness, decided it would be nice to make one for each of her classmates. Thankfully, there is only 18 in the class but that seemed never ending when I was about half way through lol!

Used the sadly retired Letter It stamps and a few punches. On the back I added a little verse and personalised with each child's name.

Just been to the Leavers assembly and the children were all excited about what they were going to keep in their boxes. Few tears too from the Moms, it is definitely the end of a chapter when they leave Primary school.

More partying tonight, they are going for a meal, then being taken by limo to the school disco ! Will be lovely to see them all dressed up, better get the tissues ready !


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Another milestone birthday

Phew, glad it's a bit cooler today - never happy are we lol ?

I had another special birthday to make for recently, my Niece turned 18. Projects combine some new items and some old ( or even very old items ).


Do you ever love a piece of paper sooo much you can't use it ? Well that was the case with this piece of Crumb Cake designer paper but I have had it a few years now and I need to make space for some new paper so I was very brave and cut into it ! The colours of Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla were to match the birthday girl's bedroom. Also used the new Artisan Label punch and Wildflower Meadow stamp. She wanted vouchers but I also wanted to make something to keep to mark the occasion so I made a framed picture ......

Really like making these, it is very therapeutic !

Anyway better dash, go to go and pick Isabel up for school, not many days left at primary school now ! Last night we went to watch her Leavers Service and there were a few tears , mainly from the boys ! Tonight it's a meeting at her new High School and I think they have some sort of celebration every day now til they break up , all the Moms are checking with each other that we are at the right place on the right day, it's that busy !

Back soon x


Friday, 5 July 2013

Special 40th

Thank Crunchie it's Friday !!!

Nearly at the the end of Part One of a hectic few weeks and so I am taking a 10 minute break to sit in the sunshine and 'talk' to you.

Earlier in the week it's was my Stampin' Up! Mommy Jules' birthday, and a special birthday too so I wanted to send her something to mark the occasion. If you read Jules' blog you will know that she loves the new colour Coastal Cobana and has a passion for Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, so I knew what ingredients I wanted to use. This is the card I came up with.....


I used the Lattice Die, flowers from the Stippled Blossom stamp set and personalised it by adding the date with my rotary stamp.

I also sent her a gift card - which needed a bit of SU makeover to make sure it coordinated

And in true Stampin' Up! Style I wanted to make a little keepsake too, so using some beautiful Antique brads I made Jules a pair of earrings too! ( the brads are attached to proper earring stems, she does not have to put the brad legs through her ears lol !)


The box has been decorated with one of the clay flowers that I coloured by stamping on it and kneading in the ink. Anyway Jules I hope the post got them to you in one piece, and if not you can now see what they were supposed to look like !

Suppose I'd better carry on with my 'to - do' list, although it is tempting to stay outside and enjoy the lovely weather. Might make my lunch and have a 'picnic' in the garden.

Hope you all have a nice weekend and Jules, have a fab time tonight, sorry I can't make it x


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

New Catalogue !

The observant amongst you may have noticed a new pair of legs on the right hand side - no they are not mine, but they are on the cover of the brand new catalogue. Click on the image and you can have a flick through but best get yourself a drink first as there is a lot of loveliness inside !

Stampin Up! have also announced a new Best of stamp set and this month it is ...... Butterflies

Gorgeous aren't they and very good value at only £13.95. If you would like to add these ( or anything else ) to your order please contact me before 5 pm today.

Would also like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Jules today and will show you her card next time. Enjoy your special day Jules !