Monday, 30 January 2012

British Bulldog

Oh the memories of the classic school playground game British Bulldog. There'd be one person who was 'it' in the middle and everyone would start at one end of the school yard & then try n' 'leggit' to the otherside without being caught. It's probaly banned in schools n' safety gawn mad!
Those were the days....sigh!
My son's ex-primary school (thank goodness he's left their now!!) banned everything and the kids were bored senseless. What happened to conkers, long lengths of elastic skipping, tag games & skipping ropes? We laughed so much at school and played in big happy groups.
Shoot! I'm sounding to hang out in a bike shed!

Stamp - Inkadinkado Bulldog, Studio G alphabets
Flag - Handrawn with Promarkers

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Spring Cleaning

I know it's not Spring yet...but I can't wait any longer...I can't stand it!
The whole house has been blitzed. If an object's not been touched in the past year, has a coating of dust an inch deep or hasn't seen the light of day since the last millenium then it's outta here!
I really, really must suss out Ebay. I've said it soooo many times before but everytime I visit the page, I'm filled with dread at getting it all wrong and find something more interesting to do instead on the ol' computer.
So I better be off and do it now...see yer! x

DoCrafts Tulip collection punched border
Kanban sentiment

Monday, 23 January 2012

Bright n' Cheery

Morning all you gorgeous bloggers (and the not-so-gorgeous ones too).
After our sad weekend I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who left such lovely messages.
So, it's time to start the week with a bright n' cheery card and to brace ourselves for whatever lies ahead. My kids are off scool today as it's Teacher Training Day (AKA...Still-Might-Find-A-Bargain-In-The-January-Sales-If-I-Go-Now-Day). I don't mind, I'd rather have them at home here...there's work to be done, ironing, vacuuming, dusting! (Only kidding...before the Child Support Agency come banging on my door!)
Whatever you're up to...have a groovy one!

Stamp - Coffee Break LOTV
Paper - Making Memories Maddi collection
DoCrafts sentiment, Card Candy swirls & flowers from stash

Entering it at -

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Normal Service Will Resume Shortly...

To those visiting today expecting wit n' sarcasm I apologise.
Forgive a little indulgence as I share some snaps of our beloved cat Dusty who died this afternoon.

To say she was special was an understatement...

Always up for a hug...

Friends with everyone...

She saw me as a pushover...

Not a bad bone in her body...

Looked after herself...

A right cutie...

Who never hurt a fly (well maybe the odd fly)...

Teased by birds...

Yet perfect in every way...

Just this morning...

RIP my darling...XXX

Health Warning!

Somehow I've gained 7 new Stalkers (ahem!) Followers this week!
Welcome aboard...Your medication is in the post you crazy

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop!

Greetings Mo Fans!
I'm your Hostess with the Mostest this month, taking your coats at the door & serving cocktails. Make yourself comfortable, help yourself to a sausage on a stick from the buffet and enjoy!
My chosen theme, coz deep down I'm a soppy ol' romantic fool is...

All You Need Is Love

For my card I've used Tom and Tilly. To be honest I was spoilt for choice with the array of digi's available at Mo's Digital Pencil that suited my 'Lurv' theme. Whether it's for a wedding, engagement, anniversary, valentine (Yes!...that's fast approaching!!) or just to tell someone how special they are, you're sure to find something just right.
I hope you'll join in with our Hop and check out what the rest of the gang have made. After me it's the A-mazing Julie. As always there are two $5 vouchers up for grabs to spend in Mo's shop for 2 lucky peeps who leave comments along the way...go on... 'feel the lurv' xx

Papers - First Edition Sweet Owl collection
Promarkers, Docrafts butterfly embellie & sentiment, pearl hearts from Hobbycraft

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Happy Birthday Big Fella

It's our beautiful son's birthday tomorrow...he'll be 12 which makes me (30...ahem!)
Doesn't seem 5 mins since he arrived in the world and now he's all grow'd up. I remember when my gorgeous kids were born everyone said 'enjoy every minute, it goes so fast'...well how true those words has flown by.

Stamp - Scooter from Kenny K
Papers - From stash
Promarkers, lettering by Doodlebug

Entering it at -
Joanna Sheen - Celebration
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryls - Bright n' Cheery
Cards For Men - Boys and Their Toys
C.R.A.F.T. - Celebration
M.A.W.T.T. - Spots and / or Stripes

Monday, 16 January 2012

Terrific Triffids

Ultra quick posting today...ready?
A card...with stuff on it!!

Papers - DCWV (I think)
Promarkers, Hobbycraft ribbon, gems n' oooodles of glitter

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Donut Head!

I think I'm losing the plot...NOPE!
I've LOST the plot...OFFICIAL!
I've just found, in my wardrobe, 2 boxes of chocolates that I bought for everyone to share at Christmas! What a Donut! They were wrapped in a bright orange carrier bag so how I missed them I don't know.

Papers - Docrafts Tulip collection
Promarkers, glitter peelies, Card Candy and handmade bunting

Monday, 9 January 2012

Short n' Sweet

This post will be Short n' Sweet (Just like me...NOT!...well...short maybe!)
My OH's secretary quit her job just before Christmas and he felt this fabby image by my ol' pal Mozzer (Marlene Shaw) would fit the bill.
 I'm off... x

Image - Fanny Online (by Marlene Shaw) Dude Time Doodles
Papers - First Edition Dreamcatcher collection
Embellies - punched leaves & flowers, gems, K&Co butterfly

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Easily Pleased...

Morning Campers!
Apologies for the lack of card postings of late, lots going on at 'chez nous'!
I have, at last, got an official 'craft-station' to work at instead of the end of the sofa. My OH has bought a new desk for the computer so the old one has snuck its way in to the living-room & been adorned with all my stash that has previously lived on the floor (photos to follow - I'm so excited)
I did have a go at making a card last night, then found I'd bled all over the back of it following an attack by a can of baked beans earlier in the evening. I didn't realise there was blood all over my hand & jumper was carnage.
Anyway here's a card I made before Christmas for your delight n' delectation.
Have a groovy weekend!

Stamp - Rosie Posy from LOTV
Papers - Papermania Henbury Lane
Embellies - Sequins & Ribbon from Hobby Craft, punched flowers, Docrafts sentiment

PS...the sequins are pale pink & appear to change colours in different lights...gorgeous!

Entering it at -
CES Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot  - Monochromatic

Monday, 2 January 2012

Back To School...Boo!

Boo! Hiss!
Kids are back to school tomorrow.
Doesn't seem 5 mins since they packed up for the Christmas hols, the decorations went up and our balding Christmas tree saw daylight again.
Back to normality now...if 'normal' ever exists in our crazy house. The decorations, fairy-lights and even balder tree are safely stashed back in the loft, kids hosed down clean ready for school and bags packed.
The house will be quiet again...Boo! Hiss!

Papers - From my stash
Coloured with Promarkers
American Crafts foam letters, DoCrafts sentiment

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

Oh boy have I missed too!!
I just love the build up to Christmas & the day itself...but once it's over I always feel a bit deflated & want to pack away the cards n' decorations (I know, what a Bah-Humbug!)
I did resist until today and now the cards are down and chopped up into next years gift-tags.
Whilst everyone else seemed to opening up iPads on Christmas Day, much beloved romantically bought me a 'kneePad'...hmpfh! But the romance didn't end there...oh no...I also got a patio / decking wire broom (I can feel your envy)...and...wait for it......a new garden Dibber!!!
Who said the romance is gone!!
So a New Year has arrived and here's my first offering.
I hope all your dreams for 2012 come true.

Stamp - Digi Doodle Acorn Leaves freebie / LOTV Sentiment
Papers - Papermania Songbird collection
Promarkers, glitter, Making Memories gold letters
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