Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Picture Perfect Tuesday

Good morning.  It was only 3 degrees last night and I certainly felt the cold this morning but that isnt a complaint.  I do like it quite fresh.    Mr. weather man said we are due to have a temperature of around 15 degrees today so I will try and turn my hand at a bit of gardening, just doing what I can.

Yesterday was a pure ME day.  Sophia says that I need these rather often so I am listening to her.  I certainly feel better for it.  I had a wander around town, made a couple of purchases and I think it is called a mouch?  Well I enjoyed it and can recommend it.

Here is a card that was given out to my nieces other half at the weekend. He is a young man who is in his early 30's and each year I make a football themed card but not this time.   On this one I have used lots of different autumn colours with elements from the stamp set Picture Perfect, which really is a must have.

I will try to do a girly version over the next day or two (pinks, purples and pretty blues).  If you would like to come over to have a go making one yourself when I do this, please let me know.

Christiana will be here this time next week.  We are not sure how long she will stay for as she does suffer so much in the cold weather.  We will just take one day at a time and plan to do as much as we can whilst she is with us.  It is her birthday this weekend but we shall celebrate next week.  She gets two celebrations this year, a bit like the queen.

Paul will be here later today and again, I dont know how long he will be here for either.  Work is rather busy at the moment for him.  He will have a couple of day off work so he can have lazy mornings, relaxing in the conservatory and catch his breath.

Well I had best do a few chores as I would like to go in the craft room to finish off some more cards that just need that glitter adding (didnt do it yesterday).

Thank you for having a read and I hope you have a terrific Tuesday. Tracey x




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Monday, September 24, 2018

Animal Outing on a Make Room Monday

Good morning and I hope you are wrapped up warm today.  It is only 5 degrees at 8am although the sun is shining brrrr.  That is quite a big drop in temperature, no wonder I stayed under my covers for an extra couple of hours.

Have you had a good weekend, I do hope so.  I did, despite Paul still being away.  We (me and lots of lovely ladies)  had a crafty get together on Saturday and I saw friends I havent seen for months. The afternoon was spent with mum and dad and mum had a good day which was lovely.   Yesterday I caught up with even more folk over tea, coffee and juice throughout the day and feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.  I am very lucky.  The evening was a "finishing off" one and I managed to complete over 40 cards.  They needed an insert or an envelope or an embellishment and it was so satisfying and not so time consuming.  Oh I have a lot more to finish off but it is my plan to get them all done before the end of the month.  Today I shall be glittering so be warned.

I am not sure if I have shared the cards that were made a couple of months ago with the Animal Outing set so here they are, (if I did opps sorry)






It is a great set for all ages, both boys and girls and over 20 of us loved using them.  You can colour them in with the Stampin' Blends or watercolour pencils and even the ink taken from inkpad lids. I would be really happy to show you how we made these if you are interested.  Just get in touch and we can arrange to meet up if you are local to Derby.  If you are not, I am happy to meet you somewhere over a cuppa and I will bring the crafting supplies with me.

I am on a mission with my MAKE ROOM MONDAY this afternoon by adding retired papers, paper packs, stacks and other sheets to the sales table.  If you are local, fancy a cuppa and a browse please feel free to call in. I hope to be in the craft room from 3pm for the rest of the day.

Thank you for having a read this morning.  Wishing you a wonderful day.  Tracey x

If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator local to you, please do feel free to contact me as I am always happy to help whether you live close by or not.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fridays Birthday

Good morning and brrr it is a cold one today, certainly fresh outside.  I think that Summer may be leaving us.  And rain, goodness me.  It rained so much last night and all my Thursdays Treasures got wet through coming into the craft room.  Mind you the heating was soon on and we all had rosy cheeks. 


Here is a card I made for birthday girl, Yvonne.  I hope you have a smashing day.  The bonus was that we even managed to grab half an hour to chatter in the conservatory, where it was nice and toasty.

Wishing you a lovely Friday and thank you for having a read.  Tracey x

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Healing Hugs on Thursday

Good morning and according to the weather man, it will be a wet and windy day.  I know we have had some rain in the night as I heard it but it is supposed to be warm too.

This was made recently and I love it.


I saw something similar on the internet and it was one of those cards that just appealed to me to with such pretty colours of crushed curry and smokey slate.

Lots and lots more bits and pieces have been added to the sales dresser.  I am quite sad to see a lot of stamps go but I havent used them for quite a while and it is a shame to leave them sitting there on the shelves so, if you fancy a browse, I am in the craft room from 10 - 12 this morning.  Kettle is always on.

It is crafty night tonight and I am so looking forward to seeing my Thursdays Treasures.  Bakewell tart (no. 3) is just about ready and of course a few little lemon cakes too.

Thank you for having a read and wishing you a great day.  Tracey x




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday Thank Yous

Good morning and what a warm morning it is.  I am sat here at 5.30am and it is nearly 18 degrees outside.

We had a smashing weekend, I managed to get into town on my own which is something I havent done for months.   Sunday was a family day and I even managed to do a bit of driving again.  This means that the medication is kicking in and I really am starting to feel a lot better than I was which is a blessing.  It has been so frustrating wanting to do something and not being able to so I shall enjoy it while I can.


Some more thank you cards for this month which I have coloured in with Stampin' Blends.  Loved making these little notelet thank yous.  A little bit of bling on all of them too.  SU added more items to the Clearance Rack so if you want to grab a bargain please do go and have a peek.   Just click on the link below.

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Mum is feeling a lot better now that she is back on the morphine, a lower dose of course.  She should be at the hospital in 3 weeks time but she got a letter and she is to go back tomorrow.  She is expecting to hear that she needs some kind of further treatment.  Christiana has had new medication to help as she has been quite poorly and she is feeling better.  So good news all around for a change.

Apart from THE CAR.  For the first time ever, I ordered a brand new car, an automatic as I am finding the manual gears a bit of a struggle when I am well.  We all know I cant drive at all if I am not the best.  This car was ordered on 17th February with a 10-12 week wait.  I waited. It arrived and days later the dealer told me "oopss Fiat sent a manual geared car".  I was upset and frustrated but nothing I could do.  I refused to accept it.  The dealer wasnt too bothered and despite my request to borrow an automatic car, they couldnt help me.  So another one was ordered.  I got a call last Thursday to say it had arrived, it was automatic and a driver was coming to pick me up this morning, to get it.  I have been so excited all weekend.  Yesterday I got a call, urm telling me, it was the wrong colour!!! Was that a problem?  Car ordered 17 February, phone call 17th September and still the wrong car.  The salesperson was very nice, apologetic and embarrassed but the Manager was very arrogant, laughing and joking and didnt really care.   I told them to shove it where the sun dont shine.  So I have gone elsewhere and ordered another one........just a 10 - 12 week wait sigh.

I have a day in the craft room today so if you would like to pop in for a cuppa and look on the sales table, pick up your order or just nip in please do.  Thank you for having a read and wishing you a lovely day.

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