Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Accident

Good morning, I hope it stays calm and mild today.  Mr weatherman says 14 degrees with some clouds which will be fine.

I was getting things ready for our crafty morning on Saturday and I realised that I had stamped my favourite stamp (again) onto the wrong coloured card.  I had used Whisper White instead of Very Vanilla.  So I just had to finish it off, mat it and viola, love it.


These things are meant to happen.  If you would like to purchase a set of my favourite stamps please do let me know.  I shall be putting a little order in this weekend.

Katerina is on her way over, landing in about 3 hours.  Her aunt is with her.  Christianas cousin is arriving from Sheffield tomorrow and her friend is coming from Preston tomorrow night so it will be a right old mix of folk around.  The more the merrier.   Christiana wasnt feeling the best last night although she had picked up during the day.  There is rather a lot of confusion around the hospital at the moment, going to give her an ultra sound which turned out to be CT Scan.  Couldnt have the CT Scan because they cant canulate, going to start some treatment, not starting it etc. etc.  So I shall go and see if I can talk to a doctor again today although they are always so very busy.

Tonight there are boxes being made in the craft room.  Diane B is taking over  (once I have cleared my desk) and she is going to show everyone how to make the prettiest boxes that you can put candles in.  Lots of acetate, ribbon and papers will be flying around I am sure.  I will be joining as soon as I get back from visiting.

Off to make an early start although I did have a lie in. Thanks for having a read Tracey x

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wishing you Well and Buffalo Check

Good morning, 12 degrees outside, warming up again.

Here is a card that I saw on Pinterest, as you do, and it was one of those that I had to make, so I did.
I thought it was a perfect colour (soft suede, crumb cake and lovely lipstick) for this time of year and what a great way to show you my favourite stamp set for yet another week.  However, the check background is also a stamp and it is super duper.  It is so useful for all kinds of things so I will try and get in the craft room for another play later today.

CRAFTY GET TOGETHER
This Saturday morning to make a couple of cards
10.00 - 12.30
Refreshments and home made cake
Plenty of crafty chatter and laughter
Start of Halloween Week in The Craft Room 
2 spare places
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Christiana wasnt the best last night so we are hoping she feels a bit better today.  Her bed mattress was changed to an air one oooppps.  She didnt like that so didnt sleep on Monday night but they were putting back a proper mattress as we left.  Fingers crossed this helps.  Mum had her first Chemotherapy session yesterday and was okay when I spoke to her last night.  

Right, off to start the 1001 little chores I have to do, if I manage one of them, I shall be happy.

Thank you for having a read and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday.  Tracey x





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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thank You Monday

Good morning.  Mr. Weatherman says a bit cooler in Derby today, 10 degrees cooler than last week and quite a bit of rain too so take your umbrellas out with you.

Weekend passed by in a blur but I am very pleased to say that Christiana has put 1.3 kilos on in a week so all must be working well.  She stopped her annual treatment after 24 hours as the side effects were too much for her body to cope with and we will look at this again at a later date.  Left her last night feeling positive, sleepy and in good spirits.

We came home to beef bourguignon, my second attempt and yum yum yum.  It is wonderful so that is a dish that I am going to be making often over winter.  As I do it in a slow cooker once I prepare it all in a morning, it cooks all day.

A few more Thank You cards that are ready to be passed on, all using the Wishing you Well stamp set which is still my favourite this week too.  I am teaming it up with another new stamp today, if I get time to nip in the craft room.


If you fancy making a couple of cards on Saturday morning please get in touch.  I have a space available on our get together.  We will be using this stamp set too.

Wishing you a wonderful Monday and thank you for having a read.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Christmas Pudding at Christmas Card and Chatter Evening

I know I dont usually post over the weekend but my week isnt usual so I thought I would go for it.  Good morning can you believe it is 18 degrees outside.  Really and only 5am.  I do like the Winter like this and long may it last.  Mr. weatherman has said a high of 22 today so lets hope so.

Last night was spent at the Christmas Card and Chatter night and what another lovely evening it was.  There were not so many Christmassy projects being made but we talked, put the world to rights and had a good old laugh, as you do.  We ate naked lemon cake (it is naked as this is the way Christiana prefers it) .
 
As a treat we had Cranberry and Orange Christmas puddings sprinkled with edible glitter. OH MY these really are a treat and I can recommend them. They are from Sainsburys.

Here is a card that was made some time ago but in my constant efforts of sorting out the craft room.


It is an older Stampin' Up! stamp called the Corner Garden Stamp and I just sat and coloured it in.  Very therapeutic and I enjoyed doing it.  This is now in my Thank You tin.  I do like to send out Thank You cards to everyone who has an order through Stampin' Up!

Well I am off to make an early start in the craft room today, pottering as I do.  I am adding more things to the Sales Dresser each day.  If you have an order here it would be lovely if you could get in touch to arrange to collect over the weekend as I am hoping to make a few changes in the craft room over the next week or so.  Thank you for having a read and wishing you a wonderful weekend.  Tracey x

Friday, October 12, 2018

Give Away

Good morning and what a morning, 14 degrees at half past 5.  The forecast is for 19 degrees with rain.  Maybe it is the rain we should have had yesterday but didnt.

Thank you ladies for the visit yesterday, it did me the world of good.  I even managed to get The Craft Room half clean after you left which was a great achievement.  Dont forget it is Christmas Card and Chatter get together tonight.

Christiana wasnt the best last night but I hope she can got a bit of sleep when we left.  It seems that the feeding tube must be used in an upright position when it works so she cant actually lie down.  If she didnt sleep I will ask if they can give the food a miss for one night so she can get some strength back, we can only ask.  She loved her visitors though so thank you for going Kelly and Diane.  We are there at 10am today, a meeting with the MacMillan Team as they believe that they can help us with all sorts, which is good. Then she has her aunt going at lunch time and me 5 - 6 and Paul 6 - 7. We took her out on the wheelchair for a ride to change the scenery and bumped into another crafting friend,  Liz,  I will call you later today.

Here is another card that was given out yesterday, again using the Wishing you Well stamp set.



I am off for an hour in the craft room, I am putting bits and pieces together to give away, I wont be using them and I thought that others might be able to.  If you would like some crafty bits and pieces please let me know and you are most welcome to come and pick them up.  Thanks for having a read and I will catch up with you again after the weekend.

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