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, 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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

pom pom rug

Good morning.  Just a very quick hello and to share this wonderful rug with you.

It took Christiana over 4 weeks to make it and she really enjoyed doing it.  She has worked out the cost and how to make her next one, which is for her sister Sophia.  She purchased all the wool she needed from Wrens in Allenton before the holiday.  Lets hope she has enough.

On the plus side, it is good exercise for her poorly fingers.

I thought holidays were meant to be good for you well, I am shattered. More about that another day.

Enjoy your day and thank you for having a read x

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Happy birthday dad

Good morning and it is already 16 degrees.  It is going to be another warm one, nearly as warm as where I will be later tonight *wink*

Yesterday was a whirl again but on a really positive note, I turned up 3 pairs of trousers on my sewing machine. For those that dont know, I started sewing lessons last year but had to stop because of the pains in my hands and arms and so the machine hasnt been out. To turn up these trousers was a major event for me and I am hoping this is a sign that things may be returning to normal.

It was dads birthday last week and here is the card I made.

If anyone is passing and you have a few minutes to spare please feel free to pop in, turn on the hosepipe and give the plants and lawn a drink. There is nothing in the greenhouse as we planted everything up. The housepipe has an extension on it so reaches all the way through to the front. We have even put a new hose head on so the water doesnt dribble all down your arm, i do hate that.  You are most welcome to walk over the lawn in bare feet to cool down *smile*.

Thanks for having a read, have a lovely day x

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wishing you a wonderful day

Morning and a lovely one too.

Our family has lots of birthdays in May and here is a card that I made for Aunty Margaret.

It is a collection of retired Stampin Up stamps, papers and embellishments as well as current
Linen Thread and pearls. The sentiment is one from my stash.

My orchids and Christmas Cactus have gone on holiday to Auntie Ruth, I do hope they behave.

Off for a smooch around town before trying my hand with the sewing machine.  Have trousers become longer or did I shrink by 2 inches? I havent used the sewing machine since I was diagnosed, a year ago, wish me luck.

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lots of Labels Framelits

Good morning and once more, it is damp and soggy outside.  I cant believe how much the grass has grown though, it is really looking nice now.

It was my sisters Wedding Anniversary yesterday and here is the card that I made.

The image is from a very old free stamp that I received with a magazine and I just stumbled across it.  I must admit, it hadnt seen ink before *hanging head in shame*.  I teamed it up with a Stampin' Up! Framelits , just one of the wonderful sets that are still available to purchase now and in the new catalogue.  You cant see the sparkle on the card but I can assure you, it is there.

It is Christmas card night tonight so if you are free and fancy a crafty night of chatter and laughter, we are in the Derby area, just get in touch and I shall give you venue details,

Thanks for having a read and wishing you a wonderful Friday x

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Uncle John

Good morning, phew it is already 15 degrees out there and it isnt 6am yet.  I love warm days.

It seems that my birthday fortnight continues and why not.  Had some lovely visitors yesterday "waving to you" and more wonderful cards.

Plus more pressies and flowers

I love flowers, thank you.

My uncle John has the same birthday as me or, is it that I have the same birthday as he does.  Well we both celebrated on the same day and this is the card I made for him.

Thanks for having a read, I do hope you have stayed dry.  We are expecting a SU order tomorrow *nudge nudge wink wink*, for those that may be waiting for certain items.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesdays Twitter

Good morning and another damp start to the day.  Again, it is watering the plants so that is good.

Yesterday we managed to see local GP but as the systems are still down, we couldnt get a prescription.  I am trying to get through as I type to see if the systems are all back up and running and the doc will give us a ring to get prescription sorted.  
Happy Birthday Enya.  This is the card that I made for Enyas birthday. She was 7 this year, goodness me, where do the years go.

I loved making this card and in fact,  I made one or two more the same for some birthdays that are coming up.

There are still lots of wonderful things available on the retirement list as well as the clearance rack.  I thought I would share my top 10 favourites of today with you.

If you would like to order any of these products please, do let me know. As there are so many great discounts, why not get them delivered direct to your home?  If you would like to find out more, do get in touc.

Off to try and so a little bit in the craft room.  Thanks for having a read and wishing you a lovely day. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thank Yous

Good afternoon.  It is a bit damp and soggy today but that is fine as it is watering the lawn and all the plants which means I dont have to do it later in the day.

I have a problem with Mr. Blogger. I am trying to sort it out but it may mean that I have to start a new blog, yikes.  But while I can use this blog on the large computer I shall do.  It seems that technology has moved on, we have new telephones, new ipads and the blog has been up and running for 10 years and things are just not compatible.

It was my birthday yesterday and I had a lovely day.  We went retail therapy in the morning, out for lunch and then lots of wonderful visitors.

Thank you so much for the cards, presents and wishes, I was made to feel very special and it is really appreciated.

Today I got up and the sniffles I had yesterday have turned into a full blown cold, oh oh.  That has an impact of my weekly injections but I am sure it can be sorted out.  Off to the GPs again today although there systems are still "down" I am told.

Wishing you a wonderful Monday and thanks for having a read x

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Berry Burst Crafting Forever

Good morning and again, the sunshine is out bright and early.  I do know that not everyone likes this weather but I do whoop whoop.

Yesterdays hospital visit went well for mum - ALL CLEAR.  I cried so much.  There were just so many emotions all within a short timeframe from finding the tumor to getting these results were so quick.  Thank goodness for the NHS.

My hospital appointment also went well, my consultant is mad.  Really, she is a lunatic but so good.  I have discovered that she doesnt just think about things, she says exactly what she is thinking so I dont know if she is talking to me.....or talking to herself. I really was giggling in there but we have agreed, (yes WE) that I shall increase my weekly dose a little bit and then, if I can tolerate it, we shall increase it again in 8 - 10 weeks.  Bless her, she has already made me an appointment to have a steroid jab in 8 weeks as she doesnt want me to suffer at all. 

Last night Paul took me out for an early birthday tea.  He has gone away today so he wont be here to celebrate my day on Sunday but as the weather is going to be good, today I am going to hose down all the tables and chairs so that we can sit outside for the day and just chill.  We hope to nip out for a bit of lunch but afternoon tea and cakes will be in order.  If you are in the area and fancy a cuppa and a cake please, do feel free to pop in. 

Here are some cards made recently for my friends that had Stampin' Up! purchases

It is a sneak peak too of a new stamp set called Crafting Forever and a Berry nice new In Colour, Berry Burst.

If you would like a new Stampin' Up! brochure do let me know as you are most welcome to pop in and collect one.  Thanks for having a read and wishing you a lovely day.