Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vroom....get on your Harley and ride!

Good evening all, bend of the knees, you know me so well by now as to what comes next!
Another late post today and another busy day here.
I am just settling down for the evening before another fun packed day again tomorrow.  It was really busy at work today for some strange reason, lots of food.  We also have a "friends and family" weekend coming up, which are always busy too.
It should make the next couple of days fly fast!

Today I have a bespoke card for a couple of bikers who have set up their own Harley Davidson business near my parents.  My parents asked for a card to wish them all the best with their new venture.


I have used Harley papers by EK Success, the stamp is by Stamps Happen and is "Cruising" coloured with my copics.  I have added chain and embellishments which I picked up on line.
I wish them every success and hope they like their card.

It only remains for me to go and put my feet up and chillaxe, although I did promise a colleague at work some cinder toffee as she leaves work tomorrow, guess I better do that first.
Enjoy your evening.  x


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A wee keepsake book.

Good evening and what a busy day?
I hope you have had a good one?
I've been working today and then the usual jobs and running around after the boys, all rounded off with a walk along the beach with my youngest and the dog, before settling down to watch the Great British bake off.  Oh I'd like some cake now!

With that in mine and my crochet hook waiting, I thought I'd share this wee book that I made for my Mum, with photographs of the boys as a keepsake for her handbag.


It is a very simple book and about 4" square once folded together.  The album is by Deja views.

The baking has started on the TV so I am away to drool.  Enjoy what is left of your hump day and hopefully I will get to you a little earlier tomorrow.  x


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A little hooking! My new project to keep me busy in the evenings.

Good afternoon all and what a lovely afternoon it is!
I can even admit I am looking forwards to my evening walk with the dog, it's so warm and sunny.
I had a good day in work today, it is never quite as frantic during the week as it is on a weekend, which is nice.  Back in again for me tomorrow for a bit more of the same.
On to today and I am sharing my next crocheting project with you.  I should really be making poppy's ready for Remembrance Sunday like I did last year but the urge hasn't grasped me yet!
I thought I would start a blanket for my front room, this is my colour combination....


I think I need 196 of these beauties!  Phew, it could take some time averaging one or two a night.
I guess you could say good things come to those who wait!  ;)

What have you been up to today?

I have a card to make this evening, tea, walking the dog and then a little ironing before sitting down to relax and crochet. I think I better get a move on.
Have a super evening, more from me again tomorrow.  x

Monday, September 15, 2014

Today I am planning on being cinders!

Afternoon all and how are you this Monday?
Not great weather outside again today, misty and a tad dreich.  A perfect day to craft!
Today I wanted to share a little something I made over the weekend.
I have been watching a show on BBC 2 called Sweets made simple, it is a great show where confectioners Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood rediscover the best of British sweets.
They're a hoot to watch and make the art of sweetie production look very simple and straightforward. You can guess what came next then?
I bought myself a high sided pan and decided I would give it a go.

The first trial was cinder toffee.
My best pal Gill warned be to be very careful as you can easily get burnt as when you add the bicarbonate of soda, lets just say it goes a bit wild!

My efforts waiting to set.


And once finished.


I took a bag to my pal, one into work and my family demolished the rest.  I have to say the very small bits left when you attack it with a hammer are delicious on top of ice-cream.  I am now having big ideas of making my own ice-cream again, but it is so not good for the waistline, mind you neither is Cinder toffee!
I also thought it would be a fine treat for Halloween....maybe even dipped in chocolate? Mmmm.
Oh I do love my food!

What is on the agenda this week, well, I might be a tad quiet on here as I am in work for the rest of the week and then crafting on Sunday, hopefully.
Aye, you heard me right, I'm in work all week!  Oh how will I last?  LOL.
I better crack on then as I'd like to get housework done and dusted today and I have a couple of card orders due.  The food shopping is done and dusted this morning which will hopefully just leave the neverending pile of ironing.  The excitement!
Have a super Monday all and hopefully I shall be back with more crafting tomorrow.  x

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A crafty quote or two. Which one applies to you?

Good morning all and again whilst I am beavering away in work I saw these quotes earlier in the week and had a wee giggle.  How can I not share a giggle with you, it is the weekend after all.

This first one made me smile as it is so true of my craft room.  I don't think I've ever finished a day tidying it. I always find something I've forgotten I bought and start playing.  Is that just me?


This is so me too.  I started with a small box and now I have a room and it is still bulging at the seams.  You just never know what you will need for a project, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!


This final one made me giggle the most.  I can just see my hubby's face if I made a pincushion like this one.


I love this cartoon, the look on her face says it all!  Tee, hee.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get chance to create something crafty!  x

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharing an oldie this Friday.

Good morning all and don't Fridays come around too fast?
It's that time again, come along and share an oldie with me today.
Today I have another card for you, so without further ado.....


For this card I have used SC image Little Ladybug together with papers by MME Miss Caroline.  The sentiment stamp is Inkadinkado Thoughts for the day and I have used Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop together with Decorative labels 22.  The image is coloured with copic markers and Distress stain Vintage photo with pearls and ribbon from my stash.
The card has been created using two pieces of 6 x 12" textured cardstock scoring at 1" (but then cut tight with the Edgeabilities), 1 and 1/2", 2", 7", 7 1/2" and scalloped at 8".


A nice girlie card for you today!
Don't forget I'd love you to leave a comment below so I can visit your crafty place and check out your oldie too.  I will be working today so will pop by later and say hi.

Before I go I'd like to say how much I am grateful for you taking time out to comment on my blog I always enjoy reading your feedback.  Recently I had a comment from Mar G, to let you know Mar G, I am unfortunately able to return the favour as your blog link isn't working. 

Take care this Friday and have a fun packed weekend.  x

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How's this for a jar full of fun?!

Good morning, how are you this Thursday?
A day off for me today before working tomorrow and Saturday.  A trip to the hairdressers is planned later then maybe some baking and housework.
I wanted to show you this today, earlier this week I bought this from my lovely work colleague Roma who is a Jamie at home consultant....how cool is it?


It is a Jamie Oliver product and you can see it here.
It is huge and fab for making up drinks for the kids and storing in the fridge or how about when having friends around?  I'm thinking cocktails or maybe iced tea?
I just think it is so retro and fun, guess you could say I am looking forwards to using it especially for the alcohol!  Is that wrong?

When I made the dog quilt last week I also mentioned another fleece colour.  Can you remember what colour?
I'll give you a clue....It's a colour I don't use very often at all.


I hope this dog realises I am getting in touch with my feminine side as she is the only other female in the house.  I find pink scary!  LOL.
I have enough patchwork left to make a second blanket the same size but with a pink background.  I will keep you informed of my progress.  I should also have enough green and pink fleece left to make a couple of plain blankets to match.  That should mean the dog is sorted for a while as long as she doesn't take to chewing them!
The boys think I prefer the dog over them now and have insisted that they'd both like quilts for the winter months.  Better get my thinking cap on.

Well, that's all from me today folks, enjoy your Thursday and don't forget to join me tomorrow in sharing your oldie.  I shall be at work during the day but will check in with you later.
Happy crafting.  x

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Now it's time to congratulate Mum and Dad.

Good morning all.
I'm off into work today so I thought I'd share the last of this families congratulation cards, this time it is for Mum and Dad.


This is a square version of an earlier card I made, with I feel, a more modern feel.
I personally like this style of card so decided to reuse it again tweaking it slightly.
The die and stamp are from Papertrey ink.
Clean and simple all the way.


Wishing you all the best this Wednesday and hoping that I manage a little crafting later.  Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A wee baby for Grandma.

Afternoon and what a beautiful afternoon it is too.
Today my best pal and I both managed a day off together, which is becoming harder since we both started back working.  We had a lovely walk with the dogs this morning and a catch up, then lunch out with a wee bit of shopping too.
A great start to the day but as I'm working tomorrow I need to get moving here and get organised this afternoon.

Today I have another baby card for you, this time for Grandma.


Another CAS card in a traditional style, a stork with blue and white gingham.  The wee tag die I got from the lovely Elaine, yes Elaine I've finally got around to using it!  Me likie too!  ;)

That is all from me this Tuesday I better go and get motivated, only an hour to go before the kiddiwinks come home, where does the day go when you are having fun!




Monday, September 08, 2014

It's big brother time!

Good morning to you all and how are you this Monday morning?
I had a busy weekend in work including lots of fun and games yesterday!

On to today and the dog and I have enjoyed a brisk walk along the beach this morning and both boys are at school, yippee.  Time for me to catch up on jobs and maybe even a little crafting but first I have a few errands to run.
Whilst I'm busy I thought I'd share this card with you.
The request I received for a CAS card for a little boy who has become a big brother.
Talking of Big I watched that film with the boys last night after work.  I'd forgotten what a great film it was, mind you, what film isn't with Tom Hanks in?
I love the part where he is in the toy shop playing the piano with his boss and trying out all the toys. That toy shop looks the best shop ever.
I recently watched him on a chat show and they'd set up a piano keyboard on the floor and asked him could he remember the tune.  I was impressed he got up and just rattled it off probably nearly 20 years on.

Back to the card.


I love these cute buttons, carrying on the baby theme but with a modern twist and colour.

Did you have a good weekend?
I hope you managed some craft time?

Short and sweet for me today as the sooner I crack on with things the more chance I will get time to play, sorry, craft later.  Enjoy your Monday.  x