Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's News

Good morning on this start of a new week and they say the sun will shine.

Yesterday was wonderful with most of the family at Pauls birthday meal. 

He got lots of lovely pressies, most of which are now packed up ready for the move, oh yes, the packing has commenced.  The boxes are starting to pile up and after my morning at work, I shall be coming home to do even more.  If you have any boxes, bubble wrap or packing paper please remember me as I shall happily come and collect it.

While we were away we discovered that there are lots and lots of pizzas so one day when we went to a wonderful town called Padova, we sampled a few of them.  Followed by some biscuits of course.


Nothing crafty to share with you today, I need to find the photographs that I took so that I can show you some lovely little makes of a couple of weeks ago.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday, whatever you are up to.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunny Sunday Post

I planned ahead, I took photos and I wrote posts, three of them and for some reason, I must have not done something because while I have been away, the posts didnt appear as they should have done.  Well now it is confirmed, I am definately not good with technology.

If you didnt know, Paul and I went to Venice for his 60th birthday (Part 1).  He is having a 60th Birthday Party today (part 2) with a lunch for family, which is what he wanted.

This bright little card was made a couple of weeks ago using bright blossoms stamp set.  The papers are all from the wonderful Designer Series packs.

It is a joy fold card and the little button and bow holds the little card in place (if it didnt we made little tabs). 

While I have been away, Stampin Up have been having some weekly deals and here is this weeks

You may have to click on the image to make it larger so that you can read it easier.

You only have a couple of days left for this weeks deal but if there is anything you would like, please do let me know.

Photos from Venice will follow during the week ahead.

Fancy a night making this wreath? 

There are just a couple of places left this Thursday at 7pm in Allenton, Derby.  Do let me know if you would like to come along.

I have an awful lot of packing to do today, before Paul's party.  Packing because we are due to move house in a few weeks time, yes weeks (3 of them if all goes to plan).

Thanks for having a read and have a wonderful Sunday

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunny Sunday - not

Sunny Sunday, umm maybe not as I think the forecast is rain and more rain.  Today we are meeting up with Natalie and the girls (grandchildren) for Sunday lunch so lots to do this morning and that is why I am up quite early.

Once the chores are done, (dont they ever go away) its time to sort out another shelf, another cupboard etc. etc.  before getting everything ready for work tomorrow.

It was Harry's birthday yesterday and here is the card that I made for him

He is at the age of looking at bugs, newts, frogs, butterflies etc, so I thought he would like this.

With all the wonderful sunshine we have been having, my flowers have been making an appearance and the garden is starting to look quite nice.

I will have to begin taking cuttings in a couple of weeks time as I would love these flowers to be in my new garden.

Hoping you have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for having a read

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sold on Saturday

It has taken less than 2 weeks and our house has been sold.  Well an offer (lots of them really) has been made and we accepted one last night.  How exciting for us, and scary of course.

So the boxes are being looked for, labels to be had and the packing must start.  I am hoping that I can do it rather quickly. Of course this will mean that lots of things will not be taken to the new place so a MASSIVE crafty sale is to be had in the very near this space.

I have had a delivery from SU which means, I have lots and lots of bags ready for delivery / collection.  If you are waiting for an order / delivery, can you get in touch as soon as possible please.  I have sent emails out to everyone but not sure if they have gone, we all know what my email account is like.  I would love you to have your new goodies to play with by the end of Sunday night if that is possible. 

It was Derby Dabblers last night....where were you?  Not too many people showed up but, we had a play and made some of these,

Then we made these

Here was the display of goodies that I took along.

The next get together in on Thursday 17th April to make the wreath, there are still a couple of places left if this is something you fancy doing.

A little retail therapy this morning for me, hoping to be back early enough to get the dreaded washing and ironing sorted.

Orders, orders. orders - I am collecting orders over the weekend for all Stampin' Up! products.  Is there something you would like to try out? a stamp set you have seen and would like to purchase? You can just add all those little or big items to the order that I shall be submitting and it will soon arrive for you to use.  Give me a call on 01332 721877 to find out more.

Thanks for having a read and have a wonderful day, whatever you are up to.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuesday Twitter

What a day yesterday was and today, busy again.  A few viewings this afternoon, one of them a second time and, they want it, yikes.

Paul came home last night, which was a lovely.  It was a bit mad as we went to see Stuart and then ate tea and then the night was done.  I have a bit of ironing to do now so I cant stay long.

As promised, here is the card that I made for Stuart

 And what about all these that I got for Mothers day, I was really spoilt what with flowers, chocs, jewelery and home made cards etc. etc.  Thank you all

All the Easter things are coming on a treat and I will take photos to share these with you tomorrow, in between more viewings.  Yes there are 2 more tomorrow, 3 on Friday and 3 on Saturday.  Friday is Derby Dabblers at our new venue of St. Edmunds Church Hall, Sinfin Avenue, Shelton Lock, it will be lovely to see you, if you can make it.

Thanks for having a read and have a lovely evening

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

White Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit and....

Today my daughters are 21.  I am very sad at not being with them but I know that they will have a lovely day.

Here are the cards that I made for the girls

These are the second lot of cards.  The first ones I didnt like, just not me and far too much on them.  I will finish them off and show you at a later date.  I got lots of little bits and pieces for the girls and Katerina flew back to Cyprus yesterday to surprise her sister. I am sure they will have an amazing day, I am so proud of them.  Wiping a little memory that slowly falls down my face.... moving on.

It is also my brother in laws birthday and I shall be going to visit him later.  I must take a photo of his card to share with you tomorrow.

 Thanks for having a read and wishing you a lovely day....its going to be a warm one in Derby

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sizzling Sunday

Each day is so very different from the previous one.  I am feeling so blessed to have such a wonderful family and loads of fantastic friends, life could have been just the opposite.

Friday was the last of the crafty week and what a fab week we had.  Lots of laughter, tears of joy, pain too (hope you okay P.Ann).  Cakes, coffees and cokes and time to put all the bits away until next time.

Our next get together is on Thursday night 17th April to make this.

There are a couple of places available if this is something you would like to have a go at.  Get in touch 01332 721877 or send me an email

Friday I left everything out after the group left.  Saturday I got up thinking I would clear it all away (who knows who will visit) but instead, I went to Birmingham and met up with my youngest daughter and my sis came with me.

We had a great day but all to soon it was over and what did we buy?  Nothing, zilch, narda.  We couldnt spend our money, which was  a shame so off I came home, to do the cleaning.

2 DAYS LEFT - Just 2 days left of Sale a Bration.  Did you want free products with every £45 you spend?  Did you want to join Stampin' Up! grab £150 worth of SU goodies for just £99 .  I will be really happy to help in anyway I can with any questions or queries you might have, please, do get in touch.

My box of cards has grown and grown and grown.  If you need a card for any occasion, please do feel free to call round and purchase one or two from my boxes.  I cant really make any more cards until I have a little more space.
It's Derby Dabblers on Friday and there are quite a few demonstrations to make these.

If you fancy coming along please do, WE HAVE MOVED though.  We can now be found HERE

Thank you for having a read and I hope you have a lovely day

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bunny Tails

Up early today as lots of little bits and pieces to do before I go to work.  I do like getting up early but I do know where I will be at 9pm tonight.

Yesterday was a busy one but nice too.  No birthdays today, phew, unless I forgot someone, hope not.

We ate some of these the other night, they are lovely.

Just a few days left now for Sale a Bration.  If you would like to know more on how to get your hands on some free Stampin' Up! products or sign up for £99 (and get £150 worth of Stampin' Up! products).  Give me a call on 01332 721877 to find out more.

Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Midweek Musing

I hear that we could have snow by the end of the week, huh?  Fingers crossed we dont.

I had a wonderful evening crafting last night and by half past 10, the house was ready for viewing again lol.  Our viewer yesterday didnt turn up?  Never mind we have a few more booked in for today.

It was son in law and daughter in laws wedding anniversary yesterday and here is the card that I made for them. 
I did tell you I had lots of occassions this month.

I was baking yesterday too.  Some lemon cakes, a Mary Berry recipe, so easy but I think that the topping was a little too runny, I will know for next time.  Then the red velvet ones were a recipe from Betty and how lovely they were too.

Have a lovely day what ever you are up to and thanks for having a read

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fancy making a couple of cards tonight?

It's Tuesday and wet outside.  A very damp day but inside it is warm and lovely.  We have our very first "viewing" this morning.  Someone is coming to see our house, yikes.  I have a few appointments to go to as well so its no work for me today YEAH.

Crafty week this evening and there are a couple of spaces available, if you are in the Derby area and would like to make cards.  Please give me a call on 01332 721877 to find out more.  We start at 7.30 for a few hours.

Yesterday was our daughter in Law and my Nieces birthdays so we went out for a bite to eat with Natalie, Rob and the family early on followed by a cuppa and cake with Kelly.  Here is the card that I made for Nat. I forgot to take a photo of Kelly's

Fingers crossed that the weather improves and thanks for having a read today.

Monday, March 24, 2014


Monday again and after another busy weekend, there is another busy week ahead.

Saturday started really early at the pool, cheering on Rob, Son in Law as he did 100 lengths, yes 100, in aid of charity.  He made it look so easy and how proud me and his dad were of him.  Here he is getting his medal.

As it was Robs birthday, it was back to the house for a cuppa, opening of cards and pressies.  Here is the card I made using a LOTV stamp.  I put crystal effects on the red paint but not sure if you can see it.
So by 10am we were at estate agents, visiting new house, stopping off for coffee and a catch up with family, shopping etc. etc.  Before we knew it, the day had gone.

Sunday was equally as busy as there was a spring fayre at the Round House and WOW, it was lovely.  We had a couple of hours of wandering round, taking it all in, some very talented people out there.  Then again it was lunch, in and out of the house, visiting etc. etc.  And  Monday arrives.

Tonight I have 2 birthday parties so lots of scrummy cakes etc., bang goes the diet for today.  Our house also went on the market for sale over the weekend, how scary is that?  Mind you, there is a great photo of the craft room.

And of course, its Crafty Week.  If you fancy making a couple of cards and something a little different tomorrow night, I have 2 spaces available.  Give me a call on 01332 721877 and I can tell you more.  Right, off to get the crafty stuff down for tomorrow. 

Have a great day and thanks for visiting

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Midweek Musing

I got caught up in the storms yesterday?  What storms you may think but they were there over the A38 when I went down it.  Blew my poor little car all over the shop.  I got myself well and truely lost but good old sat nav lead the way, in the end.

I spent a lovely afternoon chatting, drinking tea and having a cream cake.  A well deserved break.  Today it is going to be a little busy, after work I have visitors this afternoon, I am off making a delivery and there is a photographer coming to photograph the house, so it has to look spic and span.  Now that it is all looking fresh and spruced up, not sure I want to leave it.....

Only a few more days left now to grab yourself a freebie from Stampin' Up!  With every £45 spent, you get your hands on a free stamp set, or free papers, or free digital bits or free.....actually there are just lots to list.  Give me a call on 01332 721877 and I can tell you more.  Dont forget, you can still get £150 worth of SU products for just £99.  Call me and I can tell you more.  If there is anything that you need, my next order is going in on Friday.


This is one of Jacqui's cards, isnt it lovely.  She sent it to me a while ago and for some reason it didnt show up in my email list.  I have found it now and here it is, very creative.

I came home today to a royal mail card through my letterbox.....they had put the parcel in my black bin OMG, I couldnt believe it.  It stinks in there, airing the box out now though.

Thanks for having a read and I hope you have a wonderful day.