Archive for January, 2010
I have a new heart! Its on my wrist- an interesting pale pink shade. No, I don’t have a tatoo!- but a heart burn! Somehow I caught my wrist over the kettle and after I’d held it under running water for a while, a lovely mark appeared that looks just like a heart. My friends at school say it must be a sign!- not sure what its a sign of..probably that I’ve burned myself!!
I was having a play with some new stamps that I got free from Stampin Up! because I’d done well as a demo! (See, there are real perks to this job!! ) I love letters, typography etc. and I am going to use these letters a LOT! The card I’ve made is secured by the tab on the left and then it opens out like so…..
Hope you get the idea!! Thanks to you for visiting. I’ve had lots more visitors recently and it really makes my day to know that people have to come for a peek! Things are going to get a lot busier for me as I’m just finalising a date and location for a Liverpool scrapbooking crop/ card makers meet. Its hopefully going to be on Sat 27th Feb and I’ll confirm everything once I’ve booked the hall properly. Its quite exciting as I’ve always fancied going to one myself but as there is so little in this city going on for crafters, I decided to organise something myself.
I had a phone call from a lovely lady (Hi Denise!!) this week who’d got my details from the Stampin’Up! website and we got chatting about crafters meeting up and she told me about how BBC Radio Merseyside were appealing for crafty people to ring in and they could maybe get them together! I’ve spoken to great people from their ‘A Team’ and they said they’d promote it once I’ve finalised everything. So…if you’re anywhere near Liverpool (or in driving distance of) I’d love it if you let me know if this was something you’d be interested in coming too. More details to follow!….
Better go, after a day ‘lost’ , feeling the aftereffects of the swine flu jab this week, my house is looking unloved and distinctly ignored. The clothes are calling me and the dishwasher is inviting me to fill it (I own such courteous appliances!!). Off for a date with the kitchen then!! xx
Card recipe, Cardstock, Taken with Teal, Whisper White and Rose Red. Inks in the same colours. Stamp sets, ‘Occasions’ and ‘Schoolbook Serif’ and roller wheel ‘So Swirly’. All supplies from Stampin’Up !
Wow, what a to-do over some white stuff! I think we’ve been quite lucky in Liverpool. A bit of disruption but mostly we’ve been able to carry on and the bonus was that schools have been closed for the last 2.5 days! We had such a great snow day yesterday. I’ve put a few photo’s on so you can see. I love the fact that the kids had so much fun all together and there were so little disputes!!
The snow has also meant I’ve been extra busy and had little time to craft. This morning I got half an hour and decided to do something really really simple. All this white has inspired me to use more white space in my crafting. So here it is;
I know it might seem like one of my kids has made it, but I stand by it. You know, sometimes simple is better. These flowers are from another of the Sale-a-bration free sets. You only have until the end of February and then they’re gone and they’re not coming back!!
So, back to the snow and here are some of the kids having the best time…
The sledges are so cool and are so big that 2 of them could fit on at once. They were brand new 3 years ago and we’ve never had enough snow since. I was tempted to have a go but couldn’t get a look in. The pavement was a great sledding path and they all came in frozen, exhausted and incredibly happy. Maybe snow days should be part of the National Curriculum!
Here’s the snowballing episode. On the right you have a lover of them. To the left, you can see what happens when a two year old gets hit in the face by one. I can understand his upset, its not the greatest experience when you’ve never met snow before and your fingers and toes are a shade of Real Red !!
We finished off the day making Cinnamon Rolls;- not just any old ones, but Pioneer Woman ones! (check out her link on the right). One of my great friends bought me her new cook book for my birthday and I had to try something out of it. The smell eminating out of the kitchen was awesome and whilst they took quite a while, the finished result was worth waiting for. I’m not sure I’ve converted the American measures completely accurately so maybe the recipe needs practising a bit more!!!
Here’s a pic of our attempt- imagine something less ‘bready’ than the supermarkets, full of soft and gooey cinnamon sugary scrumminess. Yep, don’t eat these if you’re counting the calories, but hey, an occasional treat never hurt anyone. Have a sniff and try to imagine!!
See you soon! xx
Card recipe, Whisper white card, ‘Happy Moments’ Sale-a-bration Stamp set, Basic Back Ink, SU chalks for colouring image, Button (designer buttons, playground) and rhinestone brad. Sentiment stamp from ‘Occasionally’ set.
Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a nice evening last night. We had a really chilled night watching a great film and having a mini party. To be honest, with 5 kids, you dont really need to invite anyone to feel like you are having a party!!! Last night, I got a little time to craft. I really haven’t had time the last week as we’ve had lots of people over for meals. This year should prove to be be exciting and challenging for us as we need to find a new house and its going to be interesting finding one in the right area for the right price. With this on my mind, I decided to make a new home card, kinda with me in mind!! I used the new stamp set ‘Good Neighbours’ which is now available free.. FREE?-
Da Dd DAAA! Ok, its Sale-a-Bration time- and this means what exactly?..
So- you want to see what the stamps look like? Well I’ve used the ‘Good Neighbours’ set already- here’s what the rest of the set looks like..
I LOVE this set, so this one is going to pop up in my blog a fair few times. If that doesn’t inspire you, then what about the other 3…. (oh, and I REFUSE to spell it any other way than ‘neighbours’. I love America, but NOT their spellings!!!)
So you fancy getting some? Some girls I know have put orders in that means they can earn all 4 sets!!!! Well, my diary is open and ready whether you fancy having a party in your own home or just placing an order with that Christmas money you’ve got.
I’m looking forward to a few more days of no straightjacket routine. It all officially returns on Tuesday. So until then, I’m enjoying my relative freedom!! The children are loving the time away from school and I’m still trying to devise a way of avoiding taking them back! Maybe I should start my own school where we just craft all day? Fun for me- but I’m not sure it would do my kids any favours!!
Well, the kitchen is calling! I’ve done some hours in that place over the holiday! I feel like I’m permanently attached to the dishwasher! I’m supremely grateful for three non-people things in my house. No.1 The washing machine. No.2 The dishwasher and No.3 The Tumble Dryer ! I’d be well and truly challenged without them.
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing more of you!!
Stamps- Good Neighbours
Cardstock; Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Tempting Turqoise
Ribbon; Certainly Celery. Glitter- Cosmo (Turqoise & Celery). Embroidery threads to match & staples from my own stash.