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Thursday, October 17, 2019

A wicked Thursday

Good morning and thank you popping in for a read today.

Feeling a lot brighter this morning and after couple of hours out I shall be in the craft room this afternoon and evening.  If you have anything to collect, you are most welcome to pop in.  Happy to put kettle on, any excuse.

I had a lovely day on Tuesday with lovely people and I sat and made the little table favours for our crafty get togethers this week. 

 The lids were embossed and then a little ink spread on them before sticking the 'Wicked' cut out and some ribbon on top.  These have chocolate inside them.

Stampin' Up! still have the Everything is Rosy offer on, while stocks last.  A really good price for a very pretty set.  If you would like more information please do let me know.


I am in the process of making my Christmas pressents and making boxes to put presents in so it always looks like Santas little grotto at the minute. I am determined to use up all the Christmas papers that I own before purchasing more.

I shall be placing a little order tomorrow with Stampin' Up!  If there is anything that you would like/need please let me know and I shall get that arranged for you.

I am told it is cold this morning in Derby so wrap up warm.  Wishing you a lovely day.  Tracey x







Monday, October 14, 2019

Broadway Birthday Card

Good afternoon.  Starting to feel a lot better today, not so tired and no more sneezing or coughing, which is always a good sign.

I had a little play in the craft room yesterday with Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights dies.

and here is the insert that I did, again playing the dies.

I really enjoyed using this set and have in fact got another couple of cards half done which I shall complete later today.

We have had another couple of hours out in the fresh air to blow away the cobwebs, always helps.

Hope you have a lovely day today, despite the weather.







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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Everything is Rosy

Good morning.  I have been up since 3am as I have spent the last couple of days in bed, more or less.  This cold really knocked me for six, apart from the usual runny nose, cough etc. the exhaustion is unbelievable.  I am sure that I could feel each bone and muscle in my body and how it aches.  Paul has been amazing as usual, getting tissues, tablets, vicks and cough syrups from the chemist and supplying me with hot drinks especially as he had exactly the same thing earlier in the week.  We believe it is a Cypriot bug as my sister in law had it first, followed by Sophia.

If you wanted the Everything is Rosy set last time it was on offer from Stampin' Up! but missed out, you will be really pleased to know that it is back again but this time it is on the clearance rack.




To get to the clearance rack, just click HERE and it should take you straight there.
At the moment this has 15% discount but only while supplies last. If you would like some more information please do get in touch as I am always happy to help.

I shall be placing the orders this week for the 2nd Advent Calendar get together on 10th November.

If you would like to come alone please let me know so that I can ensure your advent calendar kit is ready and waiting for you, along with the mince pies.

This card was made last week after seeing it on Pintrest



I  really enjoyed using this stamp set and matching dies and as soon as I am up to it, I will be making a few more cards.  Quite a few birthdays at the end of the month and I think this is a great set for both the ladies and the gents as well as all different ages.  It has been in the Stampin' Up! catalogue for a couple of years and I have only just got it.

For those that are waiting for news, the tins are ordered and should be here Monday or Tuesday, Mulberry Papers are here and ready for collection as well as the serviettes.  Perhaps Tuesday would be a great day for a visit to collect. 

Hope to have a little fresh air today, I feel as though I really need it.  Possibly just sitting outside watching Paul doing a bit of gardening will suffice.  Thanks for having a ready and I hope you have a wonderful Weekend.  Tracey x




Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wicked Wednesday


A very early morning start today.  Been up a while as not feeling the best so will be resting up today.

Just look at what was made recently.


I have made up one of the coffins that Stampin' Up! have and teamed it with sparkly ribbon and the word Wicked.  This will be the table favours for my October events.  Of course there will be some little sweets tucked inside.  Do you see that lovely scare crow/witch curvy keepsake, well that is the larger one but I do hope to be able to have a smaller one very soon.

The get togethers in October are now full and preperation is well under way.


Thank you for having a read today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.  Tracey x






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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Everything is Rosy

Good morning.  The forecast is for more rain this afternoon which I dont mind.

After a few chores this morning I shall be spending the day in the Craft Room.  If you fancy calling in for a cuppa and a chat please do.  Kettle will be on from 10.30-12 and again 2.30 until 4.00pm  It would be lovely to see you.

Stampin' Up! have 15% off the Everything is Rosy suite starting today and only whilst stocks last.  Not too sure how long that will be.  All the details are below

 Here are a few samples of cards that have been made with the Everything is Rosy products.



It is Christmas card and chatter night this Friday in The Craft Room



Please do let me know if you hope to come along so that I can make sure we have enough cake.



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





Monday, October 7, 2019

Magical Monday

Good morning and hello to a brand new week.  Its a bit damp, dark and dull outside so it can only get better.

Good news is that I now have a telephone to use phew, it will all be set up over the morning.  To be honest, it was quite refreshing not to have a mobile to answer all the time, to check things out and to sit reading but it was very difficult to catch up with everything.  Today I have to just double check I havent missed out replying to any messages.

Over the weekend we had the lovely Emma come to The Craft Room and lots of us had a play with decoupage.  We turned empty bottles into decorated Christmas ornaments with lights, firewood into Christmas decor pieces for the home and created a wonderful Christmas Tree decoration.


















Here are mine, not the best photos but you get the idea




It was a lovely way to spend Saturday and I cant wait to try out these techniques some more.  I shall put aside a whole day to make them and when I know when that is, I will let you know should you wish to join me.

Yesterday was a family day, as Sundays usually are and it was lovely to catch up with lots of folk that we had missed over the holiday.  Today is a new start to the week and I shall be in The Craft Room later this afternoon.

Thank you for having a read and I hope you have a magical Monday. Tracey x

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Thank You Beautiful Friendship

A very early good morning.  I know it is Sunday and I dont usually visit on a Sunday but today is an exception.  I am still on Cyprus time, (2 hours ahead) so I am up at the crack of dawn and by 8pm want my bed.

Unfortunately my mobile telephone stopped working whilst I was in Cyprus so you cant contact me that way at the moment.  I am using my i-pad to pick up emails and messages but obviously if I am out, I cant get these until I get home again.  I will get back to you but it takes a little longer.  It looks like I need a new telephone even though it is only 2 years old grrrr.

Here are the Thank You cards all packed up and some already sent out for this month.   I have used a wonderful stamp set called Beautiful Friendship and teamed it with Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray. 





This is one of the stamp sets we are using during our crafty nights later in October.  If you would like to come along to make a couple of cards, spend an evening with like minded folk then please do get in touch to find out more details, it would be lovely to see you.


It is Christmas Card and Chatter night this Friday night for a couple of hours.  If you would like to come along to The Craft Room, Alvaston, Derby armed with your Christmas projects, whether it is card making, tree hanging decorations, knitting or crocheting you are most welcome.


It is just £1 for the tea and biscuit tin. If you need directions to the The Craft room, let me know.

I am hopefully having yet another day in the Craft Room in between cooking the Sunday lunch and a bit of washing.  Thank you so much for having a read and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Tracey x

The 'Hostess Code' below is in case you may want to purchase something from Stampin' Up! through my online shop.   If you look on the right hand side of my blog you will see a sign that says Place an Order.  If you click on that, it will take you to the Stampin' Up! Shop where you can buy things on line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It will also give you lots of wonderful ideas, see what is new, look at products on the clearance rack that have been discounted and give you an idea about pretty packaging.  If you do place an order, there is a section on the bottom left hand side of your order that asks for a hostess code.  If you pop in the code below, I shall send you a little gift as a thank you as well as a card.

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