Saturday, August 11, 2018

Good Morning

 Good morning,  hoping you are managing to stay cool. We are cool (we as in Paul and I).  Paul returned to Cyprus, we checked into a hotel and although I dont know what relax is, it is nice not to think about cooking, shopping and cleaning for a while.   I am also connected to the internet which means I can see what is happening outside Livadhia.
The weather is extremely hot but we are managing to stay cool.
Because of my leg wound I cant go in the pool or the sea but I can paddle. Which I hope to do later today.
If any of my local friends would like any tomatoes or cucumbers please do nip to the greenhouse and help yourself. Have a quick look round the place for me at the same time, please.
Here are some little boxes I made that were used as favours at a Christening recently.

Thanks for having a read and wishing you a lovely day x

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Yassou (hello)

This is the offer for July when you sign up to join the Stampin' Up! team.  Did you know that if you do sign up you could come along to the November get together in Birmingham and wow, what a day that is.

Good morning from another hot and sunny day in Cyprus. Things are not going quite to plan and I think I will be here for a little while longer than I first thought.  If you have been thinking of signing up with Stampin’  Up! Dont miss out out on the wonderful joining offer during this month and if you want to chat about it, just let me know when you are free and I will give you a call.

Thanks for having a read, have a lovely day.  Tracey x

Monday, July 16, 2018

A new week and my holiday begins

Good morning and it is no surprise that the weather here is beautiful once more. It is going to be cooler today the weatherman says, only 36 degrees, yikes.

I am really pleased to say that after a gruelling 10 days everything has been done, dusted and sorted in the apartment. Rajni is on her way and Christiana can have some help at all times, which she is looking forward to.   It does mean that mum can have a rest now and catch up with some friends and family.

As this wonderful FREE papers is still available I will be putting my feet up this afternoon to see What to add to my order tomorrow

if you would like anything adding to the order just let me know.  Dont forget, it is free delivery, to your door for all orders over £30 this month.

Hoping you manage to stay cool in the heat and thank you for having a read. Tracey x

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Diane's wonderful make

Good morning, I do hope that this finds you well. At last I have managed to get into my blog and have internet at the same time.

We have had a good week here is sunny Cyprus but sadly Paul returned home this morning so I will soldier on with the girls. I must say that 4 cockroaches in the lift beat me earlier today though.

At our crafty events, we have a raffle.  The prize box is always full of different Stampin' Up! crafting items from ribbons, notebooks, stamp sets and projects kits plus lots of other surprises.  Diane H won the raffle last week and here is just one the projects she has made inspired by the raffle prize.  It is wonderful and thank you for sharing it. 

Thank you for having a read today and I am so pleased that I am able to blog again. In the temperatures of more than 32 degrees we tend to stay home during the day and just venture out in the evenings.  Mr weatherman says it will be 24 degrees in Derby so another warm day.  Tracey x

Monday, July 2, 2018

We all love a bargain

Good morning.  A new Monday morning in a new month of July.  We have woken up to blue skies and a lovely breeze.  We should have woken up in Cyprus today but we are still in sunny Derby.  We had a little hic cup which can be solved after a trip to the nearest Passport Office tomorrow - mentioning nothing else about it.

We had a bonus of a weekend, catching up with friends and family and lots of rest and relaxation.  Christiana has started a new treatment for her 3 - 4 hour cough attacks and we are keeping our fingers crossed that will help, eventually. My steroid injection is already wearing off but only 3 more months to go with the Latent TB medication and I can start something new which will hopefully help me.

I am sure you have all seen the latest offers from Stampin' Up! and boy what smashing offers they are.  The first one is to get a whole collection of ink pads FREE when you join the Stampin' Up! family.  I would love to have you on my team.

You get to pick one of these collections as well as getting £130 worth of products for £99.  This will also be delivered right to your door FREE of charge.  It is one of the best offers I have seen in the 10 years that I have been with Stampin' Up!  If you would like to find out more please, do give me a call.

Another offer that has started is this

When you buy 3 of papers in the list above you get to choose another one FREE.  If there is too much paper in this offer for you just let me know and join in a share. This is a great way to grab a bargain.  You can either order 2 packs of the papers with another person and both enjoy the discount.  Or order half a pack of all 4 and share those with another person...goodness the possibilities are endless.  Send me a message, give me a call or pop round this afternoon to let me know what you would like to do.

Here is a card made recently, note the little dragonfly.

This card has already been sent out to Tricia who has had a fall and hurt herself, including an op to build her wrist back up with a metal plate.  *waving* at you as I am sure you will read this.  We are sending lots of healing hugs and hope to see you soon.  You are welcome anytime to come and have a cuppa and keep us company you know.

The new colours that were used are wonderful, all details are below.  If you would like to try your hand at making this why not arrange a date and time with me.  One to one crafting sessions can always be sorted out.

Right then, I had best get on otherwise the day will have ended before I have begun.  Have a lovely Monday and thank you for having a read.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dads Day

Good morning and yet another GOOD day to wake up to blue skies.  I cant believe the difference in folk when they wake up to sunshine each day.  Again not everyone likes the heat of the day but it does put a smile on most folks faces.  I enjoy it and I know I have got this for the next 5 - 6 weeks too, lucky me.

I am not the best with technology.  I must admit that I get confused by it all and dont understand the jargon but for the rest of the year I am going to be learning all about different things computer/technology wise.  I am challenging myself to not to ask Paul 'can you just do this' and learn how to do it myself.  Wish me luck.

Here is the card that I made for my dad for Fathers Day.

Something a little different and he liked it.  I enjoyed doing it and learnt a few things too, which is always good. Dad is difficult to buy for, he has everything that he needs so it was a big tub of grapes, a cucumber grown in the greenhouse and a t-shirt for his gardening. He was really pleased and it just goes to show, it is the smallest things that mean the most.

I have a very busy day today and fingers are crossed (only a figure of speech) that I can drive, we have to go to the Royal Hospital, the Chemist and into town.  We were going to go yesterday but my hip hurt so much and I couldnt walk never mind about drive but after a late start to the day, we shall see how we get on.

Lots of new and exciting things happening with Stampin' Up! next week and I can tell you more about that over the weekend.

Wishing you a wonderful day, thanks for having a read Tracey x

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thank You cards

Good evening and I do hope you have had a good weekend.  What lovely weather we have today, if you like hot weather that is. I know that one or two dont enjoy this but at the moment, I can cope.

It is with a sad heart that I had to cancel the Saturday morning get together.  So many people dropped out one by one that I couldnt do it.  Fingers crossed that next month it will be able to go ahead.  We do have another get together this Friday night and there is one place available so, if you fancy an evening of crafting, making a couple of cards and a tag, lots of cake, brilliant company and lots of laughter please, do get in touch.

Here are my thank you cards for this month.

It is a smashing kit that is well worth the money and what fun I had putting it all together.

We have had a few bad days health wise but hopefully things are starting to look up.  I attempted to drive this morning as we were at the docs for Christiana and I am really pleased to say that I was okay.  Life would be a lot easier with an automatic car and I cant believe that I am still being given the run around by Fiat.  Hopefully the car will be here in August and life will be easier.

Thank you for having a read, I hope to be in my craft room this evening where I shall look for my mojo.  Enjoy your evening, Tracey x

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Animal Outing

Good morning and it really is a good morning.  We have blue skies, a few fluffy clouds and a bit of a breeze, let us hope it stays like this.

As promised here is another card made with the Animal Outing stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 Along with a bit of a close up.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was used from the Very Vintage Hostess Stamp Set and it just looked perfect from with the stamp.  He was stamped on to Shimmery Card with Stazon Ink.  This way when he is coloured the ink will not run onto your image when it meets with water.  Colouring in was with an Aqua Painter and a scribble of the Stampin Write pens onto a board.  You just wet the tip of your brush, gather a little paint and colour him in.  This is Ryan the Rino, we have named the whole set.  It is a great investment and can be used to create cards for all ages.

I had another dressing change yesterday and we still have a few months of doing this.  The skin underneath the damage is healthy so that is a good sign.  I am off to the TB doc in the morning to make sure that the last couple of months of medication has started to work, I will let you know how I get on.

Fancy a craft class this evening?  There is a space available.  This is on a first come first served basis as it has been advertised in a few places.

Right then, I had best go and make sure the craft room looks good for this evening.  Thanks for having a read an I hope you have a lovely day.  Tracey x

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Catching Up

Good morning and whilst it is a bit cloudy outside, the temperature is still rather warm.  I believe a muggy day is on the cards for today, which is fine by me.  A little rain will help as that will mean that I dont have to water the garden (a 40 minute task). Having said that, watering the garden is a little me time as I do think things over and I can also see all the new little shoots in the garden.

What a super duper weekend we have just had.  Saturday was smashing.  Lots and lots of visitors made it through the doors of The Craft Room and we had a wonderful day.  Crafty bingo was a success.  The makes and takes were done with Sally, Julie, Diane and Wendy lending a hand *quick wave* thank you so much ladies, I couldnt have managed the day without you.  The raffle prize has yet to be claimed.

If you have this ticket please please do get in touch.  Lots of lovelies inside this bag.

Sunday was a day of rest, really it was.  We had a lie in, a visit to mum and dads for fathers day and a lovely visit from Rob, Nat and the girls to see Paul.  The day flew by and of course, it ended with a viewing of Poldark (I am hooked).

Yesterday was a sad day.  We said goodbye to my aunt, the sister of my aunt that passed away at the end of last year.  It was nice to see the family but not under such circumstances. I have lots of happy memories of her, something to treasure.

Yesterday was also the birthday of my neices son, Ollie
This is a variation of one of the makes and takes from Saturday.  The Animal Outing stamp set is great.  I will be having a week of sharing cards made with this set with you, it is just so lovely.

A little order shall be placed later on today with Stampin' Up!  If there is anything that you would like from Stampin' Up! please do get in touch and I shall be happy to add it to this little one.  The p+p is 50p and you can collect from Alvaston as soon as it arrives.

Ohh before I go THURSDAY 21st JUNE, there is a place available on the crafty night.  If you would like to come along to make a couple of cards and spend the evening with like minded folk do get in touch.

Well I have lots of emails to reply to, messages to answer, a craft room to find, an ironing pile as big as a hill and a daughter who wants company all day long so as you can imagine, it is going to be a busy one.  Thank you for having a read and I wish you a lovely day x

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