Thursday, 31 December 2009


I would like to wish everyone that visits here a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR for 2010.... I hope that it is a fabby year for all of you and your families.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has visited my blog over the past year, and also to those that have left comments. Thank you so much, as it means the world to me.

Will be back with you VERY soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Firstly, I would like to apologise for lack of blogging. But, life has got in the way.... big style.
I have made a decision to take a break from my blog, blog hopping, blogs in general... plus....... card making. ...........
I hope that my lovely followers keep me on their 'list'... so that if and when I return, you will be there. I will miss you guys , and your fantastic comments.. and visiting your blogs (even if I dont always leave a comment :( ) .
Think I will be off to Tesco soon to buy some cards !!!.
Take care peeps , and I hope to rejoin you very soon. big hugs
ps ... I will put some pics of the kitchen on, (as and when it is finished... DONT HOLD YA BREATH... )

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Update on Life !!

Hi guys.....
I am SO sorry I have been AWOL, but Im sure all the usual passers through, will probably have guessed why !!! ... KITCHEN... grrrr...
NO it STILL not finished, and Ive now fallen out with the builder... as most of probs are down to him... lack of organisation to say the least .
so he wont be finishing off the kitchen. !!! ie tiling, as can't see him fitting that in before xmas thics year !!! . taken 5 weeks to get thus far. grrr... anyway... far too many probs to mention, but to say, anything that could have gone wrong has, and I still havent ended up with the kitchen I wanted !!!!!...
so NOT a happy bunny.
will add a photo of my lounge SOB SOB SOB... and you will see why I not happy !! Needless to say I have not made any cards either, as can not settle as up and down sorting out problems, to the point I gave up trying. I have two baby cards I desperately need to finish, and my head or heart just not in it, gone brain dead I think.
right... off to take some tiles back in a bit, at least i know what i want, but... who fits them is another matter lol...
So to alll the peeps , blog and things I should have kept up to date with, I havent and I am sorry, but... hopefully soon I will be back to normal, as normal gets :)

Ps... incase anyone notices, lol... I have decided to leave Digi Ink DT for personal reasons.

Monday, 16 November 2009

2nd post, please scroll down for this weeks Digi Challenge

OPPS ! lol... Sievehead !! sorry guys.. just been pointed out (thanks Pam) I never showed the completed card, with all the sneeky peeks lol...
Promise to be back with nearly all my faculties in order, ie... when the kitchen is finished and I half happy with it !!! Cannot believe I never showed the card lol... so sorry... :)

DIC 011 Challenge

Wont bore you with all the kitchen problems I having at moment, but to say.... NO, its still not in.... and now it don't fit, so all the plans are totally up the wall...
Im close to breaking point... am demanding compensation and a bottle of vodka !!!... so.... lets leave that one go for now..
and think of something nice.... like this weeks challenge, over at Digi Ink Challenge.... :)... Meet Alfie :)... happy little image from Jules Junk over at the Shoppe, and we have a sketch to follow this week.. I LOVE sketches, takes all the hard work out of a card lol... heres my take on it, used SU papers, charm and ribbon from stash, flower from Hobby House, nesties and SU punches for the small oval for sentiment. HOpe you will join us all this week...
If Im a absent again for a few days... its because of the on going kitchen drama... and trying to sort all the problems out... !!!! just can not get round to making cards or staying at computer very long..... grrrr
happy crafting girls.. x hugs

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Last sneeky peeky :)

oh dear.... tis all going wrong... even the computer is against me today... keep switching itself off.. thinks it had enough ! :) I know the feeling.... update on de house... erm..... had a chippy turn up... here all of half hour..... then got called away as his son sick. .... there he was...gone. plasterer MEANT to turn up this afternoon................... but didnt.... !!!... Then I had dental appointment... just to add to the rising stress levels.... then come home to puter dying 0on me every time I try to do anything...
so before it does it AGAIN... here is the last sneek peek .. and I will reveal all the card and image tomorrow... with all the details etc... dont want this to crash again tonight... grrr... see you all tomorrow, HOPEFULLY .... hugs xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


I LOVE THIS IMAGE ! .. Oh I waited so long to get it, and I am so pleased I did in the end.. I so love it.. its a dream to colour and just so many takes of how to use it. ... so yes... Ive stamped up loads of the images, and am colouring in madly with copics with every colour combo I can think of... so guess whos gonna be bored with my future posts . !!!! lol
Will promise to try and ring the changes as much as poss. :) ... hugs xx

Sneeky Peek 2

Morning all....
Another Day in de house.. ! ... Well I have a chippy... (finally, but not the usual one, but a chippy nevertheless) and promises of the lecky man coming back today... and even more promises of two plasterers and a boy tomorrow !!!!!! so.... will it go according to plan?? I doubt it !..

So.. another sneeky peek today.. giving a way a tad more than yesterday :) Can't wait for Thursday when you can see the whole image and card... (card not norm for me, but I like to ring the chances now and then)... :)
HOpe you all have a good day... and will possibly be adding a card later... if I get my butt upstairs and finish it off LOL>.. xx hugs xx

Monday, 9 November 2009

Sneeky Peek.... :)

My second post for today, (lucky you LOL)... please scroll down for this weeks Digi Ink Challenge.

Digital-Ink Challenge....

Its that time again peeps.... Our Monday Challenge at Digi Ink..
This week it is.... Quotes.... so... find a quote, get out your stamps, pens, colours, flowers, ribbons etc... and... have fun...
All we want to see is a Quote on your card... you have until next Sunday evening to send into the Challenge Blog.... so what you all waiting for? ... oh.. .to see my creation for this week? lol.. Its a lovely christmassy fireplace, by Stamping Dragon, and can be found here... whilst you there have a look at what is new at the Shoppe.
Don't forget to pop over to all the other DT blogs and check out what they have been up to... (links in side bar)... oh and.... you will have to pop back later today, as we have something special to tell/show you.. :)...
Well you didn't think I was going to give you all the gossip in one go did you? lol....
Have a great day folks, and you will be pleased to know, I am back in my craft room....
Kitchen????> what kitchen??? nope still not a lot of progress, and I am beginning to get very annoyed !!! ... if I hear one more excuse from those builders... I think I will blow my top. !!
catch you all later x hugs x

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

another chrimbo card

Did make a couple of cards a few days ago, luckily, as not in the mood just now to do much.. sure you can understand.. really must get my act together or will not have more than half a dozen xmas cards lol... and think I just need a tad few more than that... and ... erm... we not got long now... days are whizzing by... and it will soon be here.
Su papers used, ribbon from stash, copics as ever, poinsettias from Hobby House, and image by WOJ.
Was going to enter a couple of challenges this week, but.. think Ive missed the boat.. as left it too long, and cant remember where or what I was going to enter anyways now... not only did my mojo go on tour.. but took any remaining brain cells I had left, with it ! lol... Im sure I will sort myself out soon. !! best had ah !!!
Hope you all have a brillliant day... take care all... hugs x

Blog Candy...

Morning peeps,
Been doing a wee bit of blog hopping.. to take my mind off things a bit... and one of my first ports of call, Bev's blog, come across some fabby candy, kindly being put up for grabs by Jacque, so take a hop, skip and a jump over there and put your name down... someone has to win it... and this is one you defo wont want to miss.
Will be back in short while with a card for you.. off to sort out boiler man with a cuppa and instructions ..:)... once boiler in.. all systems go... AT LAST ! ..

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Day late.... This Weeks Digi Ink Challenge

Firstly I would like to thank everyone that posted such lovely comments on the loss of my little 'girl'... thank you so much.
I am a day late posting up for the Challenge at DIC, and I do apologise for that.
We have a fabby challenge this week... which is a colour one. I was lucky enough to be assigned one of our new creators, Donna, at Lil Diva, and just fell in love with this image called Emily... so cute. Don't forget to check out all the new stamps at the Shoppe....
So I hope you will all be joining in this week and seeing if you can win this lovely image by Whimsy Design, ideal for this time of year and all the Christmas cards we having to make !!...
Plus dont forget that we are giving away one free stamp each month with our newsletter... so make sure you sign up... how cool is that !!!
I would also like to say a big hello to Terri and Linda who are joining us as GDTM's for the month of November. Please make sure you pop over to their blogs and say hi too... they have made some fantastic creations. (as have all the girls.. well done again Team).
There is more news...... just keep checking back to see whats going to be happening at DIC. !!!!!
HOpe you all have a fabby day.... take care.. hugs x

Monday, 2 November 2009

No card today... Sorry

Today is DIC day.. but I am sorry that I havent done my posting... please check out the other DT's cards and blogs. I will put mine on tomorrow with all the bits that go with it.
Reason.. I had to have my little girly Muggi put to sleep today... she was 17 and half. So play happy my baby.. will miss you dreadfully. xxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Old Stamp

Bought this last Xmas, and it didnt really see much use, (or was it the year before??... more probable, when I come to think about it LOL) either way... it didnt get very dirty either way ! Never really knew what to do with it.. hehe... not much better this year.. however, added a bit of colour to his face (yes copics... cant see me going back to water colours for a LONG while).. might need to invest in some decent paints now.. maybe thats the problem ... any reason to have a spendy... oh sorry .. back to stamp/card.. bit of sparkle, acetate cb snowflake with crushed glass... is it called diamond dust??? well that stuff anyways.. lol... a charm.. and done... Now you know I told you all I do quick Xmas cards.... well I think this is another one that proves my case LOL.
Lost my mojo last couple of days, defo think it got in back of kitchen delivery truck and has gone awol for a while... luckily this one was made a few days ago..
I have FINALLY managed to make this weeks DIC challenge card, which I will be adding to blog tomorrow... ooooh theres LOTS coming up from DIC.. so keep your eyes well and truely peeled !!!!! You won't want to miss out ..... !!!!
Im off for a quick cuppa and see if I can find my Hunters.... as I going to need them today... its horrible horrible horrible out there .... catch you all tomorrow .. hugs x

Friday, 30 October 2009

Opps missed a day !

Don't know how that happened I'm sure ! lol... but forgot to put a card on here yesterday doh.... put it down to senility :)...
Well last chance to have a crack for the 6 freebie stamps over at Pink Gem, as it closes tomorrow, also the call for a GDTM.. I have not put a sentiment on this one as yet, as want to keep it to one side for now.. but have left a little spot for one :).. probably not the best thing to do if you trying to get on a DT.. lol. I love colouring up this little stamp, as once again, its just so easy to colour.. reminds me of Ruby in her new red coat. :).
Have managed to dig out an old xmas stamp too, that I never quite got around to doing much with last year, but, made a quick and simple card to show you tomorrow (providing I dont forget again lol)... I do have a lot on my mind at min, so putting it down to that a bit... hehe.. excuses excuses. ! I all for quick and simple, for Christmas cards, as... as ever, I didnt really start them early enough.. pure laziness on my part and was having so much fun with all the new other stamps I have purchased of late, plus all the lovely images I have aquired from DIC, just didnt get around to dragging out the xmas box... yes ... box... I dont actually have much in the way of Xmas stuff... was quite surprised myself, seeing as I got a whole room packed to the rafters of everything else. !! ... good excuse for a spendies LOL... I have bought a few Cuddly Buddly stamps, but... as ever... there are a lot more on my wish list ! ..
As for my poor Robo... he still hasnt seen the light of day... so much for having all those lessons whilst in Spain... at this rate I will have forgotten all I learnt... oh well, good excuse to have to go back again .. LOL...
Right onward and upward... colouring to be done and dog to be walked.. in that order :)... catch you all tomorrow, and hope you all have a fabby day .. hugs x

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Creative Card Crew Challenge

A very quick and easy Chrimbo card.. Cuddly buddly stamp, copics, stamped sentiment, cbug folder and crushed glass on acetate snowflake.. nesties and ribbon... done.. Done a couple using the same image, just love my hedgies.. and so easy to colour up quickly, which is just what you need for loads of Christmas cards, and card for the Creative Card Crew Chall.
had a day off from most things today... ie housework lol... whats the point !!! and crafting, due to visiting 'mum'. Can't do much tonight as light dreadful in craft room, so ...daylight lamp is defo on my list of things I need !!!!
Feeling absolutely shattered, not know why, as not done anything, just hope I not caught manflu from the chippy !!!!! (thats carpenter, not fish and chip shop rofl).
Kitchen at bit of standstill.. but I have the most amazing, fabulous.... CUPBOARD lol... only thing finished and plastered up.. dont ask.. its a long story.. but in brief.... moving of boiler holding up everything else.. still no lights... still no cooker... no ceiling.. no flooring.. or floor come to that... big hole in it... erm... well I will add a couple of pics.. and you will get the drift.. :)... but I just keep telling self... it will all be worth it in the end.....
think an early night might be order tonight.. and maybe I will feel a bit more with it tomorrow.. could be lack of good food !!!!! LOL... perhaps a chinese is on the menu for tomorrow hehe.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mo Manning Image/ SCSC

Managed to make a few cards the last couple of days.... not as many as would have liked, but im up and down stairs checking men, mice and dogs... lol... and its been hard to settle... however.... have coloured up some images, and got some xmas cards done... so not too bad I spose, oh and a couple of birthday cards too.
Not sure what to show you first now lol.... Think I will go with..... Opps lol... well thats what I think anyway !.. this is soooo adorable.. Mo does the most amazing images, so I couldnt wait to get my mitts on this one.. Also I will be putting this into the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, which this week is orange and one other colour, Not a clue as usual what papers Ive used lol.... but did use copics... (had a bash with water colours yesterday.... and wasnt happy with the depth of colour, think I been spoilt with copics !)... some ribbon from stash. No help at all on this receipe lark am I?! LOL..
Right Im off for a drink, as the dust is sticking in my throat.... thats my excuse and Im sticking to it LOL... have a good evening everyone... will be back tommorrow with....... not sure what yet ... hehe.... x hugs

Monday, 26 October 2009

Challenge Card for DIC

Its that time of the week again.... our Monday Challenge over at DigitalInk...
This is the card I made, with an image from Jules Junk, that can be found over in the Best little shoppe in Town.. :), I think this little snowman is just adorable, and once I had coloured his scarf and hat.... I just had to use the new SU papers I just bought, a computer generated sentiment, a bit of sparkle and glitter, and the other requirements needed for the challenge.

Make sure you check out the other DT's blogs and cards,(in the sidebar) cos the girls have done good again this week (yes I get a sneeky peep at them.. hehe)... and they really have come up with some super fabby cards. Well done girls.
So the challenge this week is.... use glitter, fabric, button/s and a bow... yes our Boni really does like to challenge us !!!! lol... but with Xmas cards being made by so many now, adding that lot on a card won' t be difficult... specially the glitter lol...
A brill bit of news too.... who fancies a free digi stamp each month???? well I don't suppose many of you will say no..... so... take a look at this .... and well.... you know what to do. !!!!!

Right I best get myself motivated and move some boxes before the electrician turns up.. or he wont be too pleased when he cant access certain parts of the house !!!! ooh and I think a wardrobe might need to be emptied and moved too... so its still all go here..

Hope you all have a fabby week.... a nd we look forward to loads of enteries into the challenge... get those thinking caps on people and get crafting...:)

Oh by the way.... once again I am afraid I am having to post this a few hours early, due to the fact the scheduled post is NOT working again !!!! grrrrrr... (as just tried that).... and secondly... I will be without electric in the next half hour for probably a lot of today... so bear with me folks... and check out the other girls later today, as.... I am about 5 hours in front of them!!!!
hugs x

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Image by Inger

Good morning everyone... hope you all managed to get an extra hour in bed...
me.....? not a chance... infact I was up earlier than normal.... think said dog thought she heard them say clock go FORWARD a hour !!!! grrrr... never mind... done my farming, cooking and fed the fish.. lol...
and just about to escape to my little haven for an hour or two until daughter turns up to move some more stuff from lounge for me, as kitchen units coming this week, and no where to put them... and no they not flat packed ! lol...
This has got to be one of my most fav images at mo, I know I only used it a couple of weeks ago, but I love it... and its a dream to colour. It is a free image by Inger, please drop by her blog and if take it, remember to thank her, and also to show her your makes... so kind of her to give this away...
Yes, usual copics.... although I am seriously thinking I might get the water colours out today, for a change... although I get the feeling I might find them a bit wishy washy now. :), we shall see.
I cuttle bugged the top half of card with the leaf folder, turned it around and done the bottom half with the swiss dots, added a piece of silk ribbon and tied... stamped sentiment and... one card done.. sounds easy when you put it like that doesnt it lol. (so how come it took forever??) lol

Will be glad to get my photo corner back... I know that much.. these shots are dreadful... ooooh just noticed... not coloured in the little bears nose lol.. oppps.... best go do that now.. bless him.

Will catch up with you all laters..... off to play... as feel the need ..:)
Enjoy rest of weekend peeps... hugs J xx

Saturday, 24 October 2009

A card !!! and DT call for Sassy Designs

In amongst all the chaos, mess, dust, more mess... I escaped to my little haven, and attempted to make a card or two... after a couple of images made their way to the gash (rubbish) bin, and the third nearly ended up there too.... I took self off for a cuppa ... had a play on puter... and chillaxed for an hour or two, the best I can ... the mess is getting to me a bit now ! and its only been a week... got another week or two to go yet. !.. cannot believe the mess... DUST !!! OMG.... it gets everywhere doesnt it!... oh well.. I hope the outcome is well worth it. !

Right enough of moaning, lol... Have managed to do my challenge card for DIC for Monday, (which cant show you just yet, obviously)... :) sorry, and I stamped up a Pink Gem image and had a play, also had some new papers to play with from SU, plus my pointsettias from Hobby House... coloured with copic's... lots of glitter and sparkle ... well, it is a Christmas card lol. also, managed to colour up one of my fav images from Inger.. which I will add tomorrow, as not sure when will have the incentive to get in craft room again.
Found DT call at Sassy Designs, so am putting this card in, just incase... :).. well.. nothing lost, nuffink gained. .. Was wondering whether to put this one of tomorrows one in... but.. well hopefully made right choice.
yeah, did you guess I not a happy bunny just now??? sorry guys.. Having suffered from OCD for many years, and combating it.... I find now is a VERY tough time for me. !!!... will get myself back on track and be the happy jolly little bunny you all kn ow (and love I hope LOL)...
hope you all having a good weekend... oh and dont forget the clock tomorrow.... think we get an extra hour in bed.... well those of us that dont get woken at silly oclock by an ancient dog who not know what day it is, never mind the time LOL...

oh oh ps.. please excuse the rubbish photography.... but cant access my normal 'photo' spot ! lol.. so these are not the best ... but.. well, you get the geist ! x

xxx hugs J

Friday, 23 October 2009


Yeah... ok ... still no card..... but... hopefully over the weekend I will get something done... well got no option as new DIC challenge up on monday... gosh I am SOOOOO far behind... not had time to do nowt re cards, blogs, challenges, DT's. Cannot believe the total chaos having a new kitchen can cause.. it really throws EVERYTHING out of kilta. I hate my life being so disorganised... but a couple more weeks... and all will be good in the world again !
Now for the totally fantastic brilliant news.... I have just booked my tickets for my holiday to............................................................. Tanzania/Zanzibar .. who is a lucky mummy ! I am going to visit my fabby son and lovely dil at Fundu Lagoon, Pemba Island, Tanzania... in Feb. to say I am one very happy bunny is an understatement... IM ECSTATIC (sp)
right off to find out who George Michaels daddy is "!!!!! lol.... will catch you peeps up, over the weekend.. have a good one ! xx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Still awol and Day 4 in de house.

Well sorry guys, but no card again today.... its just too hectic and messy.. and dont think I will be able to do much for a tad longer yet... my assistance, or hinderance is required by three hunky men... well.... how could I possibly refuse ! lol... Just not time to sit and craft, ...
House is in total chaos... layers and layers of dust throughout.... just as well I dont suffer from OCD anymore lol.... would be rocking back and forth in a corner by now. ! lol
Wall is down, window has been moved.. and I have a lovely eastern looking rug hanging up over window... lol... (well a grotty old bit I had chucked out, and the builders brought back in) !!! only for one night thou.. I hope !!!

awaiting delivery of materials now.. before next stage can commence... I am still able to use the kettle and microwave.. and water... so all is not lost yet. ! ... Im hanging on in here as long as can tolerate the mess and mayhem... (well with eye candy like Ive got to oggle... I not going nowhere just yet) rofl.
will add a few piccies of as was... and as is.... and I am not apologizing for the mess rofl. !!
Hope you all have a fabby day crafting !!! ... think of poor little ole me unable to settle in the peace and quiet and not quite so dusty craft room.... need to go out now for couple of hours.. then... run round after the chappies !!! :).. oooh the muscles on one of them.. phoar ! lol.. shame it not height of summer and blazing hot !!!!! :)