Monday, 30 September 2013
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
The first thing I did was reach for my embossing folder and embossing machine
I embossed the sides and the cracker pieces then used a brayers to add Versamark to the embossed pattern, then used a gold pearl embossing powder over it and heat embossed it.
It gives it a more luxurious finish don't you think?
I used the Santa decoupage from The Christmas Box cd to add inside the cracker opening.
I actually think Santa is on Facebook, what do you think?
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
I’m on my way heading towards Peterborough for two Create and Craft TV shows today.
I have all my demo’s ready including the cracker cards and some really easy quick Christmas cards that have made quite a stir amongst those that have seen them.
Join me at Create and Craft Tuesday 24th September 11am and 6pm.
Or live on your computer from here
Saturday, 21 September 2013
Well I took the plunge and treat myself to a denim jacket, it has to be around 30 years since I had my last one and if I’m honest I was terrified that I might look like Mutton dressed as lamb but after posting a picture to facebook I feel much happier as I got such a wonderful response.
So here I am and I’ll let you decide. It is amazing what dropping two dress sizes does for the confidence.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Just to let you all know about a new fun Christmas card set from La Pashe.
The topper I used is an image from the new craft CD- Rom The Christmas Box
Now for the good bit, a little gift from me to all of you attending the Ally Pally Craft show on 21st and 22nd September.
10% Discount on all of your purchases at the La Pashe stand .
All you need to do to claim the discount is say “Its a Cracker”
Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil too...so don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our host this month is Gretha and her theme is
You should have landed on my blog from Mina
My circles were punched from a matching paper then mounted on foam pads to make them pop.
My image was coloured with Copic markers and Chalk Pencils.
Isn’t she just perfect.
Now I’m the last on the hop, the donkey’s tail so to speak but if you haven’t started it yet hop right over to Gretha and start at the beginning as she has something amazing to show you.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
daylightTM has upped the style stakes with the introduction of the Vogue Floor Lamp. This lamp offers the best in flexibility and luxurious design, perfect for those who love enjoying their favourite hobbies without compromising on style in the home. The lamp comes complete with a beautiful brushed chrome finish and an elegant cream satin fabric shade. Additionally a fully flexible neck allows the bright 20W daylightTM bulb to be directed exactly where you need it – perfect for true colour matching and small details! A cleverly designed accessory, magnifier attachment.
Lighting is free from flicker and glare, helping you carry on enjoying your favourite hobbies with no risk of tired or strained eyes. You will be surprised how much longer and later you can enjoy your favourite hobbies! Furthermore, the lamp is low heat and low energy, and comes with a large stable base which slides perfectly underneath your sofa or armchair.
Personally I think it looks perfect for the crafters without their own craft space, many lady's work in the comfort of their living room on a tray whilst watching TV, this is something that they wouldn't need to put away when they have finished crafting.
Tomorrow the Dream Team are having a Blog Hop day so pop back as you are in for a treat.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Monday, 16 September 2013
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Lots of things happening. My youngest Daughter Natalie moved in with her boyfriend Adam, so pleased for them both, they are so happy together.
It feels sort of strange that there is now just the two of us to think about for meals and the likes but exciting to start a new venture together without the children.
The second thing that happened was my other Daughter Lauren changed back to her normal hair colour rather than highlight, I think it’s has to be 15 years since she had her own colour.
I love her with dark hair.
Then a big surprise for me today, I was trying on some trousers and I have down sized two sizes since we started healthy eating, I didn’t actually get any clothes but only because the ones I tried were too big “yay”.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
I can feel the chill in the air already, I’ll be digging out the higher tog quilt by the weekend much to Chris’s dismay.
This little one has it under wraps and is all ready for the winter months.
Before I finish I have a funny story about Grandson Jacks day at school, he was chattering away to his Mam.
Jack- 'Mam- the teacher said God today...
His Mam- 'were you learning about Him?'
Jack- 'no- and she said in the name of the Father, the Son and the mouldy wizard!'
Ermm I think that should be “Holy Spirit” Jack.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
It wasn’t until I got told off by my Mam on Sunday that I realised that I hadn’t gave you an update.
Time just seams to fly by doesn’t it?
Things have changed so much since mine were little, Jacks Mam was allowed to stay for lunch one day which I think was wonderful, he even got a star award in his first week.
His Grandad said we need to hope that he will grow into that PE kit sharpish otherwise we may have our first taste of bullying on our hands.