Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Fabulous blog candy ( and great lists of blogs to check out! Maria: Blog 2nd Anniversary Blog Candy!!!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
I WON IT!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Thanks Kath!! X
Monday, December 08, 2008
Secondly, I am a bad blogger I haven't been here for a while basically cos I keep forgetting to take pix of my makes and secondly I have been feeling like the proverbial poo.
Being told I have pancreatic neuro endocrine tumours, and lots of them has knocked me sideways. I'm not even too sure what it all means but to be told you have these gremlins in your body is a bit of a shock. It looks as though it will be a total removal of the offending pancreas and all the bits that surround,,,spleen, bile duct, gall bladder and part of stomach and intestine. the very fact I am not seeing my consultant till Jan 16th is quite comforting though. I am finding it increasingly difficult to be positive at the moment so please send me those vibes ladies and gents!
One positive note..10 to 12 pounds of instant weight loss in one slice...lol
Christmas cards...I have still not got any more made and doubt I will get the chance now, so I want to say a public thank you to all those who have sent me cards. Marion if you read this your card is gorgeous and I will be emailing you later sweetheart!
I still manage to get to quite a few blogs for a good read, cry, laugh inspiration etc etc and do TRY and leave comments but you all know how it is...life takes over sometimes.
Well, best get back to work...got ANOTHER docs apt this afternoon, WHEN will it all end??
Enjoy the run up to Christmas!
Be back soon XX
PS I hope to find some more candy for you all later XX
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
lots of goodies to give a way and a pretty good ezine at the same time. What have you got to lose huh?
This is a gorgeous set of stamps. I so love the snowman!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The links below are to the blogs, the links to the right are to the candy
First visit is to Suzanne at Scrap Bitz this lady is a delight to visit. Lots of fabulous fun and inspiration, not to mention tutorials, so be sure to take a look! Has some fabulous candy up for grabs too!
Anyone who has never been to Bev's blog (where have you beeennnnnnnnnnnnnn?????? , All the things I love is in for a treat...I LOVE what she does and she is a lovely lady to boot!
Kadoodle stamps is another must visit place, and they ahve a lovely "James and holly" stamp up for grabs. You can see them here
Bernie at Craftyb does some delightful work, take a trip around her blog and see what I mean. You can find her here
And last but certainly not least, the lovely Lisa at Craft bugs has got some delish candy - lots of lovely stuff to look at on her blog!
Thats it for this post, Ill be back later with some more.
What I love about this blog candy is you get links to blogs and sites you wouldnt normally get to see which is a plus because there are some very very talented people out there! Good luck with the candy all!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
gorgeous candy and a great blog to boot! What more could you want??
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is the decoration I made for the box it is cream and pink roses with some crystal flowers tied together with pink ribbon. It has a little silver tag attached with "Happy Birthday" and 60 peel offs
This is the box
This is the front of the card - it is basically pink card cut to size and then Ive put some vellum sleeves on then on the front I made and embellishment using cream and pink roses and pearly baby's breath.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Can you blame me?? One gorgeous blog leads to another to another to another and I sit for hours in awe of the fabulous creations, I sit and cry and laugh and giggle at and with people I do not know and probably never will. I have "met" some of the nicest people in the world ever and I read every single blog on my reader and my updates whenever I can...I am hooked! I actually get excited when I see some of the cards and layouts and hold my breath at some of them and think could I do that? I COULD do that!! I have read some really sad stories and some very brave stories. I have fallen in love with other people's children and admired from afar of course, other people's fellas!! LOL. I try and leave a comment wherever and whenever I can (when the work server decides I am blocked,...lol a bit difficult then..but I do try and go back.
I love blogland and I am so happy to be a part of it...
That's my pondering over for the day...best get on with some work :)
Monday, October 13, 2008
I saw a film yesterday on hallmark tv called "Fielder's Choice" and I am pretty sure he was using them (he was an artist) and the colours were absolutely stunning. Well, they looked very much like copics shape wise and he had a milliom of them...every single colour going...so I got my I WANT THOSE head on!!
I actually got round to having a sort out in my shed yesterday and I really have too much stuff, so am going to do a blog candy in a couple of weeks, depending on the outcome at the hospital on Friday, so watch this space! Right, best get on with some work!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
That's all I wanted to say really!!
I won some candy, I won some candy...nana na na na
yes I truly did...the lovely Jana over at http://2worldswings.blogspot.com was giving away some lovely stamps in honour of her birthday and I won it!! yippppppppeeeeeeeeeee yiiiiiiiii yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
I really must learn to calm down...lol
Anyway...do go and look at her blog cos its full of lovely stuff!!!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Just reached 1,000 hits...I feel soooooooooooooo loved! NO it wasn't all me coming back to see if I had any more lol
Thanks to all who take the time to visit and comment. It shaw is appreciated honies!!!
OK, back to work.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Anyway, i though I would dedicate this post to MEN..no not the hunky chunky kind who bring you choccies, send you flowers, love ya to bits DESPITE your hoarding of craft stuff, dont mind TV dinners cos you "just gotta get this card done, blog read, freebie scrap kit downloaded, glitter out of me hair! you know the kind of thing, nooooooooo not MEN but M.E.N. AKA Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, in mine and Paul's case, type 1. OK, before you go switching off with a glazed cross eyed expression, the reason why I am writing this is, well cos I often get asked about it and AMEND (the Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders) are trying to bring a lot more awareness of this to a lot more people , particulary the medical profession. I am not going to bore you with all the details, BUT if you are interested, OR yuo know someone with it please do get in touch. I will leave you with a link http://www.amend.org.uk/.
Thanks for looking
The Craftbugs Blog: Over 1,000 hits and Blog Candy Giveaway!!! Open to To UK AND INTERNATIONAL BLOGGERS#links
Monday, October 06, 2008
WEll not much too report today. Saw paul on saturday and he looks well considering. Must admit I have never seen him looking so hmmmm BIG. Hes really struggling with his weight now since the op. Vicky is going to take him swimming. Anyhoo, Went to see mum and my brother, at least we are talking, thats the main thing. Had a real nothing day yesterday. Felt quite under the weather so all I did was stretch out on the sofa and watch Lost!! had to keep pausing it so I could cook dinner etc but really enjoyed it. We have now watch all of season 1 and half of season . I have joined an online DVD rental so we can get the rest of it!! lol, well...they are SO EXPENSIVE to buy.
Oh and you know that card I made ?? That one I forgot to take a pic of so youll have to trust me that it was the best card in the world...EVER...well chappie gave me £10 for it!! I was really chuffed...I told him it cost about £2 to make and that's what he gave me for my trouble. I guess thats the problem with selling cards no one actually sees how much time and trouble goes into making them, especially if they are personalised in any way. He did ask if it was enough as well, but I was well happy!!
I have designed my Christmas cards. I am doing a production line type mainly, using Dove craft Winter Wonderland stuff. So, blue, a bit of white and a lot of bling. I am making little boxes of gift cards for pressies too. Ive still got a couple of orders to do that need doing by next weekend ish so Ill start then.
well will you look at the time, its nearly home time.yipppeeeee so this is short sweet and a wee bit boring, but hey...its my blog and Ill be boring if I want too!! I could tell you a joke, but Deb over at paper ink scissors and stamps http://debneerman.blogspot.com/ is sooooooo much better!!
later peeps X
Friday, October 03, 2008
The lovely Lim http://lim-thevoicesinmyheadlimblog.blogspot.com/, not only makes simply amazing cards, not only will she inspire the glitter off you, NOT ONLY has she some fabulous pictures of Miami Beach on her blog, but has some gorgeous candy to give away too...go have a look if you don't believe me...you will not be disappointed!
Ok best go do a bit more XX
Paul is OK, looks like they will be leaving the rest of his pancreas for a while, and removing his parathyroids as they are now acting up. I'm so glad he has Vicky now as I know she will be there to help him in his recovery. Parathyroid op is fairly straight forward, I had it done myself a while back. JUST think if I didn't have that op, I might never have met Roz and Mandy!!
Okie dokie its CANDY TIME!!!!!!!
get yourselves over to http://mar1ene.wordpress.com/ where Marlene not only has a great blog with some fabulosso inspiration, she also has a great blog with scrumptious candy!! She's celebrating a BIG birthday next week, but I reckon she's fibbin cos there's no way that lady looks THAT age!!! lol Most people would want to look that good when they are 25, let alone 40!!!!
Righty ho Im going for a coffee but will be back later with a bit more candy for you!!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Thanks to everyone who joined in my PPPP yesterday and left me cheery uppy comments. Of course it never rains in my life, it PIDDLES down! Paul (son) has been summonsed to the hospital today...they may be doing an op to remove the rest of his pancreas. So GREEDY these surgeons! Anyhoo I shall wait and see what happens there cos that will have a humungous bearing on what happens to me cos I aint going nowhere or having anything done until he's fixed good and proppa!
waahhhhaaaaaaaaay I balanced the petty cash first go (and only 2 days late!!)
On a sad note, well, not so much sad now but you now where Im coming from, today is the anniversary of the day Paul's father, Tony died. Its been 26 years. Hope you are resting in peace Tony xxx. He would have been 51 next week. I hope he is looking down and being ultra proud of his son!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Onto good things..I have received my stampin up order and I love the Hostess gift.. yummy yummy - no not chocolate, stampzzzzzz!
I need my mojo back (did I ever have any??) ASAP so I can think of lovely creative ways to use them.
Still no leccy in my shed, Mark has had other things to do, so we must get that sorted soon, cos I cant craft by moonlight now can I??
What else can I tell you? hmmmm oh yup, just been invited to a scary party...fancy dress..ill go as a witch so wont need to change...lol
So, thank you for joining me in my pity party, any cheery uppy comments will be gratefully accepted!!
Friday, September 26, 2008
WHY did this credit crunch thingy have to happen NOW when Im too poor to eat, let alone splurge on crafty loveliness ...lol (BUT bright side...lost 4 pounds!! wooooooooohooooooooooo only another 14 to go!!)
Happy Friday All!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is...from YOUR left to right
Sis In Law Dawn Francesca and yours truly. Im very tired so will post more later as I have a zillion blogs to catch up with!!
oooh ive had 885 hits - do you think ill make 1000 before the end of 08? If I do...might do the blog candy thing!! AND I have 3 followers tooooo...thanks girls!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
This is the card I made for Hayley and John (parents of my gorgeous godson). They got married last June and Alfie was born just one day short of their 1st anniversary (on father's day..how cute!) Its fairly plain and simple, but I wanted it to co-ordinate with all the wedding stationery I made for them. The panel at the front is acetate and the lilac matches exactly the colour of the bridesmaids' dresses. I have put their monograms top right.
This is the card I made for Lil and Jason who got married the week after. It looked so much prettier in RL. Those lilies really stood out (lilies for Lil...lol) Again, the pink matched the bridesmaid's dresses.
This is one of the scrap book pages I am doing for the little girl next door who is a dancer. Ive done a couple more pages but no pics as yet. I was being quite frugal here as the hearts I punched out round the edge, I used for a small order of wedding invitations I was asked to make...LOL
Anyhoo, I just want to thank you lovely people who read my whingey "I'm so sorry for myself" post and gave me such lovely words of encouragement. I think I'm going through one of my stages at the moment where I am really unhappy with myself, but Ill get over it..usually do. What isn't helping is this rift with my brother, which I have tried to mend, but he hears what he wants to hear so Ill leave it up to him. Apart from anything else though its upsetting my mum. :(
Last night I started a card for one of Mark's workmates who is retiring next week. He is a bike freak so I found a copyright free image of a Norton (old motorbike) and painstakingly cut it out. I might attempt to cut out all the spokes, but don't think I will be able to they are so thin. What I really want to do is layer it onto a map of the area he lives, but a...I don't know how to do that, and b...cant find a decent map...so that's that idea out of the window, I shall rip a page out of one of Mark's old map books instead (whats the betting Ill do that and he'll need it in a weeks time!)
Hmmm I was going to try and show a couple of cards I made last year the pics of which I have just found on my work pc, but cant do it for some reason, I will try later.
Going off for a bit of blurfing now before I start my filing..I WISH I could get into the habit of doing it as I go along, but I am such a procrastinator...lol I am following the flylady and have put a couple of thinsg in place, but, as they say Rome wasnt built in a day!
Anyway, again, thank you for boosting me up when I needed it most...I love you guys!!
OOOOOOh before I forget dont forget to check out all that lovely blog candy out there -
and check back on some of my older posts too!! Ill post anymore as I find them...got a google alert set up now.....Im on a mission...LOL
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings.
DO YOU KNOW the difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the end; it gets very interesting!
Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .
And now, for Margarine... Very high in trans fatty acids. Triple risk of coronary heart disease. Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol).. Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold. Lowers quality of breast milk. Decreases immune response. Decreases insulin response. And here's the most disturbing fact; HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING ! Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC. This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).
You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things: * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something) * it does not rot or smell different because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weenie microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?
Share This With Your Friends (if you want to 'butter them up')! Chinese Proverb: 'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.' So... DO IT!
Well, I'm getting fed up with me. I sat and coloured 2 images with my prismas last night and just couldn't get it to go right! I had a vision of what I wanted but it didn't translate very well from brain to hand. Oh well..if at first you don't succeed...try again. I guess I'm getting a bit despondent too....you know when you post stuff and hardly anyone looks or comments. I guess I just need a boost now and then. In my journey through the land of blog I do try and read all my updates and try and comment on as many as my annoying connection at work will allow, cos I know how good they make you feel...anyway enough of this wallowing is self pity. Ive had my daily dose!
Talking of blog land..I am so completely and utterly gobsmacked by the amount of stunning creativity going on in the world of craft. You take one stamp...one sketch .one challenge .and people all over the world come up with their own interpretation and its amazing! I do not have the confidence or indeed the talent to join in with these challenges, but glad to see Roz and Shell are taking part...they are both so good at what they do (I name them specifically as I have known them for eons). I have so many blogs in my reader, I can barely get around...lol and each blog links to other amazing blogs...and so on and so on...ok I'm rambling and should be doing the payroll - just waiting for one itty bitty form and then I can get on!
Oh yes got the date for my endoscopy - 29 September ...the letter actually said 2009 but they made a typo so that's something to look forward too!! Got to go to Addenbrookes for that - what a pain!
Yipppee itty bitty form has turned up so I can get on...thanks for "listening" (if you got this far!)
PS Note to self to ask Roz how she does her siggy thingy
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thanks for looking and commenting..feedback is such a great help in this trying time!!
This is my first attempt with my prisma premiers. I used a paper stump and baby oil (nothing else available!) to blend and although I had GREAT fun doing it still need practice! Anyhow...here she is
Skin tone is a problem with me, in RL it looks a bit muddy...but hey...she is working in the garden!! LOL
Hope to make her into a card later so will post that.
Thanks to Roz http://roziesmumblings.blogspot.com/
Shell http://challengeaddict.blogspot.com/ and last but not least -
Bev http://bevscrafts.blogspot.com/ for their help and advice!
I have a stinker of a cold coming and loads to do today and a zillion blogs to check out...I so LOVE blurfing so Id best get on!1
Its a BEAUTIFUL SUNNY morning (I kid you not) here in Long Sutton so the buddlia is going to get a bit of pampering.
Have a wonderful day all.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Now do you know why I called them Nora and Wayne????
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is Alfie's Christening card. I wanted it to be a keepsake so I found a couple of pics of the church on the old www - I have the artists/ photographers names written down and will credit them later...any how I just wanted something plain an simple, so thats what i did!!
This is a card I made for my niece to congratulate her on her AMAZING GCSE results...Well done Cat!! The inside is my first attempt at a pop up and Im a bit disappointed now Ive seen the pic...its didnt look so wonky in RL...Main thing...she loved it!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with them all, and everyone else on this planet who is suffering and remembering.
Monday, September 08, 2008
I shall (yeah yeah youve heard it all before...) load a few pics tonight of various bits n bobs, cards Ive made, scrap book pages, Nora and Wayne (pressie from Winnie...think about it!!) and my gorgeous delightful Godson Alfie who grows more delicious every day, until then , I best finish my sarnies and do some more reconciliation type thingies.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Chris over at Craftlings Cosy Corner has a mountain of gorgeous blog candy over at her blog
http://craftlingscosycorner.blogspot.com/ (wish I knew how to edit that bit!!) to celebrate 10,000 hits.
Anyhow, pop on over and check out her blog, a great blog I may say! Read all about her fantabulous news!!
Now then Chris has raised a very interesting argument (statement/opinion..call it what you will) regarding word verification. Now my stance is I HATE it. I can hardly read it and it takes up too much time, for very little reason, what do you all think?
I have cut and paste Chris' views for you, but do pop over and take a look, and follow a few simple instructions, you yourself, could be in with a chance of that delicious candy!!
ARGUMENTS AGAINST WORD VERIFICATION
Everyone will have their own view, but in my case, I regard the removal of word verification as a basic courtesy to my visitors who are kind enough to take the time to leave comments. Being aware of their comments through comment moderation, but not hindering them with word verification is the very least I can do to reciprocate their courtesy to me.The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!So this campaign is on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of blessing and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make the Land of Blog a cheerier place.
I think most people just have word verification switched on by default, not realising how easy it is to switch it off, and perhaps not realising how annoying it is for other bloggers. Either that, or they’re under the misapprehension that they will be bombarded with spam messages. This is not the case. I’ve had mine switched off now for three of the four months that I’ve been blogging, and have had two spam comments. The responses I’ve had from other bloggers to my earlier posts on this topic back this up. (You can see the comments in response to my previous post on this subject, HERE.)For safety’s sake, have comment moderation on for sure, but please consider canceling word verification on your blog. Maybe for a trial period, and see how you get on.Unless there are thousands of comments being left, comment moderation shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the blog owner, and other bloggers will also be more inclined to leave comments if they can see that you don’t use word verification.However, each to their own, and if you disagree with me, that’s cool. We can agree to differ and not visit each other’s blogs! lol ;o)
OK.. rant over. If you have read all the way to the end, thank you for putting up with it, and ~ obviously ~ do what you wish on your blogs, but I had to say something. I love to get around and leave comments, but word verification spoils the experience.
Of course, when I get my new job, all this will be academic to me, as I will then have a life, and I won't have time for much blog-hopping!! Not that blog-hoppers need to get a life.. Errr... think I'll stop digging now, before I get into REAL trouble!! lol ;o)Peace. :o)
EDIT: Interesting link HERE, provided by sharp-eyed Sammi (thank you, hun!).. Seems that 'Captcha' (the technique for identifying whether input is human or computer) is of little value, if any, anyway, as spammers have software that can break it. In which case, comment moderation is your only defence. Completely backs up my case.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Help...dont need the stress!!! LOL
Well its been a while, but to be honest Ive been feeling like **** and not felt up to doing anything much. Get my MRI results next week so hopefully it will be all good.
I have made a couple of cards I thought Id show you. They are not up to much either...lol
This is for my SIL and is made using papers from Nikky over at My Rubber Therapy Blog. Cut the shape using eazi box board and put an acetate jacket thingy round it. Its a bit wonky cos theres quite a lot of decoupage to try and scan!!
This is for Pat over the road, (I think she's 72 this year) just got to twiddle with it a bit as it looks a bit boring and put a sentiment on it. I scored and cut using the other scoring board, cant remember its name, then folded the pink around silver mirri, which of course looks black! Its a die cut decoupage cos I couldnt even get my head around cutting out!!
Just playing with pearlidoodles at the moment, and my cuttlebug, but Ive just lost all my energy so going to have a nap!
Before I go, we have a buddlia bush in our garden and earlier it was swarming with butterflies and Mark took some pics which I will try and show later.
And last but certainly not least, I will get Mark to take a pic of the fabulous pressie my dear friend Winnie sent to us. Thank you again Winnie and hope you are having the best time ever on holiday!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
to my son Paul and his girlfriend, Vikki. Not forgetting "Ripper" . They came to visit last Saturday and we had a great time. I dont see him as often as Id like but I am so pleased that he has found someone that makes him really happy! Shes a lovely girl.. easy going and they are very fond of each other.
I havent blogged for a while, been under the weather a lot lately. Doc has signed me off for a week as bp was sky high and I have a stomach problem, really painful. I ama gonna chill and try and make some things. Still no proper leccy in my shed Mark has been busy busy doing other stuff, but I can still go out there using an extension lead.
I got a gorgeous card from Roz yesterday and an equally gorgeous card from Jeannie for our anniversary. I will scan and show them later when I go upstairs.
WEll enjoy your day and Ill see you soon!
Roz..if you're reading this, Ive had a rethink on your tilda card and come up with a (well I think so) great idea, so will get that going today!!