Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tranquil Thursday

Well hello *waving*. Lots of new faces have been visiting from all over the world and it is wonderful to know you have been.

Here are some cards I made to say Thank You this month.  I have now realised that the background is a little busy so I wont be using that again, oops.




I used the wonderful little noteletts and envelopes that SU have as it is a card base that is all ready to use, no cutting required.  The new Tranquil Tulip Hostess set saw ink for the first time and I have so many ideas for this stamp set, I just wish there were more hours in the day so that I can craft a little longer.  Then I used the petite petals for the sentiment along with the punch making it such an pleasant cant to make.

There is a card making class being held in Alvaston, Derby tomorrow evening with a few places available. If you would like to go along or find out more details, please let me know.

Off for that shower now and crossing my fingers that we get some rain today.  Thanks for having a read x


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Midweek musing

Good morning and today I see it is going to get up to 28 degrees again, phew a bit hot.  The weather on the local news last night that there were going to be a few thunder storms around but Mr. Weather man doesnt say anything about those this morning so we shall just have to to wait and see if we get any or not.

I got my nanny nap yesterday afternoon, 3 whole hours worth.  I felt a lot better for it.    After reading through the blog yesterday I realised that I got a few cards mixed up with posts but whilst I was on holiday it was very difficult to use the internet and Mr. Blogger wasnt being too helpful either.

This is the card I should have shared a couple of weeks ago, my sisters birthday card.

Instead I shared my grand daughters card with you, never mind.

I am feeling a lot better today health wise, yesterday was very tough.  The sickness feeling along with dizziness and just so bloated isnt nice at all.  Lets hope I soon get used to the increased dose of medication and can fuction on it before it is increased again. 

Paul returns to work today after 4 weeks of being off. We dont know if he will be setting off to work away later today or not, fingers crossed he wont be.

Do you remember Christianas rug that she was making.  Well she finished it and put it in her bedroom.

She started another one for Sophia

 

 and she finished that one.  Now she is hoping to start another one, if she can find the wool in Cyprus.

She put a photo onto a facebook group of both rugs and she has had nearly 900 likes along with lots of comments.  She is so proud and happy, which is wonderful.

Off to potter a little bit before hitting that shower.  Thanks for having a read and wishing you a wonderful day x

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesdays Twitter

Good morning and what a lovely morning.  I was up at 4am yep.  Not feeling the best after a jab yesterday but I know as the day goes on, I will improve.

I got up, opened all the doors including the front door and have an amazing breeze coming through the house.  I managed to get the unpacking finished and two lots of washing on the line before 8am.  I am sure that a nana nap will be needed later in the day.

My neighbours have been looking after our garden whilst we have been away and it looks lovely.  Last night whilst I was in bed (8pm) Paul started doing some tidying up in the garden and this morning I walked into the kitchen to this.
 

the smell is wonderful.

A little card to share with you


It was Ollies birthday on Sunday and this is the card I made before I left.  I am told he liked it.

Fancy a craft night this Friday?  Please get in touch if you do.

Off to put away a few more bits before nipping in to look at the craft room.  Have a great day and thanks for having a read x




Monday, June 19, 2017

Home

Home, phew.  We had a wonderful time and I can certainly recommend a 3 part holiday again.  The first week with Rob, Nat and the grandchildren, the second week with Christiana and the third and a bit week in a house where everyone comes to visit, to stay, to cook, to swim, to eat.  Wonderful.

But what about our return, we hear that Derby is now called Derbados ha ha ha.  It is certainly very hot. It was hotter here in Derby last night than it was in Larnaca.  Not sure how long it is going to last for though.

So today is a very late start but we have already done so much, unpacked, been for blood tests, weekly shop, cooked lunch and had visitors.  This afternoon is the dreaded washing and putting stuff away.

I did manage to make a few cards on holiday, this being one of them.

Best get a move on, still got 101 things to do.  Thanks for having a read x

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Midweek musing

Good morning and it is still lovely starting my week in a sunnier climate, next week I shall wake up in my own bed.

We had a fab weekend with lots of people but I had plenty of rest. Today we are off to see a very dear friend of mine who helped me when I first arrived on the island, all those years ago.

Mr. Blogger is still not letting me add photos of new places we have been to share with you but for some reason, I can post this one, which is lovely.



Thanks for having a read and have a wonderful day x

Monday, June 12, 2017

quick hello

Good evening, cooler at the moment, around 26 with a breeze.

I am happy to report that it has been a drama free day, had an hours snooze and even managed a little play in my temporary crafting area.

I was so frightened of my glitter spilling out that I taped the lid shut and then wrapped it in 3 differnt bags, fortunately it was still in tact.  I managed to make a few cuties but for some reason, mr blogger wont allow me to put photos on my blog again, which is really annoying.

We had a chappie come and put light bulbs in as half of the lights didnt work in the villa. Yesterday we had chappie come with batteries for all remote controls, i wonder who will come tomorrow and for what reason.

Off for half an hour with pinterest, thanks for having a read.x


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesdays giggle

Good evening, anothrter day and another move.  We are now in Proteras by the sea and to be honest, I am sat here cold.

Staying with Christiana gives us the chance to do a few bits and pieces for her. She has a lovely big store close by called Super Home Center so off we went for a visit. We puchased the shower curtain rail, the shower curtain, hooks and other bits and pieces that Paul needed. Then Sophia called, "fancy a coffee" of course we replied so she said stay there, I am on my way. So we loaded up the car, locked it up and jumped into Sophias car.  Well 7 hours later, after coffee, dinner, a visit from friends Sophia took us to pick up the car only to find that it had been locked in the car park.  Fortunately there was a security chappie nearby who opened the gate to allow us to bring the car out but what a shock and a giggle.

We have found lots of eateries, cafes and tavernas and most have been great. I have loved not having to cook but oh oh, the pounds are starting to add up, never mind, diet when I get home.

Fingers crossed I can get the craft bag opened tomorrow and do a little stamping and colouring in.

Paul and I after yet another meal


No crafting done at all but wow, some stunning cards out there on the internet from all the new Stampin' Up! Products. Diary dates are starting to fill up too, just what we need, depending in health if course.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Good morning Saturday

Good morning and with a forecast of 30 degrees, it really is going to be a good morning.

I have been rather poorly the last few days with a headache of all headaches, nausea and tiredness. I slept the day away on Thursday and yesterday just sat in a cafe, then a taverna and finally a kebab shop. I have woken up this morning a lot brighter and hoping that the worst is over.  I have been well looked after by hubby and girls.

Today I shall have another attempt at updating the blog with the new catalogue details, if it fails, I shall have to wait another couple of weeks.

Would you like to host a Stampin Up party towards the end of June, in my craft studio? All hostesses can get an addition £30 of hostess rewards when the order total reaches £300.  Please get in touch if you fancy this or if you would like to go along to a party, i can give you some dates when these are being held.

Here is a card I made for nephews little girls birthday

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

I T issues



Good morning, updating the blog with all the new wonderful catalogues, links, offers etc. etc. is proving a little difficult but I will get there.

In the meantime, here is THE link to the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue HERE

If you would like to place an order direct, dont forget to add the hostess code which is H2JVFG4B

If you would like to place an order and collect from Alvaston, please let me know as soon as possible

Have a lovley day x.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vertical Greeting

Good morning. Sun still shining.

This is a part of a matching set using the Vertical Greeting stamp set from Stampin' Up! The photo is just one of the notelets, matching enevelope and the little box for the notelets to go in.

The new SU catalogue goes live tomorrow whoop whoop. If there is anything that you would like me to order for you please, do let me know before 10pm tonight.

Off for a read in the shade, thanks for having a read and have a great day x








Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, a new start to a new week

Good morning, and it really is a good morning.  I can hear the church bells in the distance, the sprinklers are on watering the lawns and the I can see the sea from where I am sitting, wonderful.

We have had a great few days, it is cooler than when we are normally here and I have even managed a paddle at the end of the day because I cant go out in the sun, that is a bit tricky. The girls are all great

This is one of the cards made last month. I am really pleased that this set is carrying over to the new catalogue that comes out later this week as there are still lots more that I want to do with it, when I can.

Need anything from Stampin' Up! card, sticky stuff or a stamp set? If you do please let me know before 8pm tonight and dont forget to check out the clearance items too.

PREORDERS being taken now, if there is anything that you would like from the new catalogue please do let me know before Wednesday 6pm. Not got a catalogue? I will be happy to send you one.

Thanks for having a read and have a great day, off for breakfast which has been cooked for me, I am really being looked after x







Friday, May 26, 2017

Happy birthday sister

Good morning. Weatherwise for me the forecast is 23 degrees but in Derby I have just been told it will be around 26, yikes. I know that not everyone likes this heat so I do hope that those who dont  manage.

Yesterday was a lazy day, in the shade and catching our breath.

Here is the card that I made for my sisters birthday last week.


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