Wednesday 31 March 2010

Blog Candy - Now Closed

Dont forget I am giving away 16 sets of stamps worth £160.00 click here for details ends31st March 2010
I'll be back soon with a wonderful winner

Monday 29 March 2010

Too Poorly to Craft

I''m not adding cards today as I have developed a stinking cold and to be honest I just feel too poorly to craft, It's now in it's 3rd day so hopefully I'll be feeling much better by tomorrow.
I'm off to my bed to mend my head.
God Bless, night night.

Sunday 28 March 2010

My Birthday Cards

I have a few of the cards that I received for my birthday to show you.
The first is from my Mam, if you have been coming to my blog for a while you will know that my Mam did think of giving up card making at one point, I'm so glad that she didn't, her decoupage work is second to none.

This one is from my AMGF Marge all the way from USA such a special lady who helps to keep me sane, believe it or not but Marge doesn't recognise that she is very very talented.

This one is from Toni on my DT she got it spot on with my favourite flower and not only that but she included some vintage postcards for me too, mwoa xx

This one gave me a giggle as when I opened the envelop the bottom owl fell out I new instantly that it was from my friend Pam who is owl crazy, cute.

This one is from Debs my friend who always makes a wonderful card with very good colour choices.

This one is from my Mother-in-law, she has only been crafting for around a year or two.

This one was from a lovely lady, Ursula Tarn, all carefully and skillfully hand stitched.

Easter Candy Winners

Competition from Dot Com Gift Shop

And the winners for the Easter Bucket are;

Val said...
Happy Birthday Jak! Hope you are having a lovely day.What do I love about Easter - the promise of spring and all that it brings with it - the buds breaking out on the trees bring new life to them with all the different greens, yellows, etc, the colours of the spring bulbs - always so cheeery - enough to brighten anyone's heart, birds building nests, birdsong, and time for contemplation.Last but not least that yummy chocolate, but it must be dark!

Toni said...
I love Easter as its an excuse to eat chocolate ( not that I need an excuse lol) although I find it always rains at Easter so we usially have a soggy easter egg hunt.This Easter though is goingto be tied up with moving allout from the Kitchen as the new floor goes down Id rather be eating chocolate lol

Pamela said...
Happy Birthday Jak, hope you are having a great day. I like Easter as to me it is the start of the best time of the year and hopefully some better weather.Pam x

Marge said...
Happy, Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!!! I hope you're rested, relaxed and enjoying every sweet moment!!!Wow, what a cute bucket! I love Easter because my Hubby was born on Easter Sunday and I'm a spring baby too. It means gorgeous sun-shiny weather & beautiful flowers, so just a joyous time of year!

Christine said...
Hi Jak a very Happy Birthday Easter to me means the promise of warmer weather the end of Winter..& lots of colour coming into the garden love to see the spring flowers/bulbs..Hugs Christine xx
If all you lovely Ladies can contact me with your full postal address I will get your prizes to you.
my contact details is on my side bar.

Saturday 27 March 2010

Jack 27th March - Sitting Pretty

Jack is now sitting quite nicely on his own, he tends to do the wobble thing to correct himself when he is tipping over.
He's not yet crawling but that doesn't stop him getting to where he wants to be, he simply rolls and then spins his body around.
He's still the cutest kid on the block.

This is a shot where he thinks it's ok to lunge forward and grab what ever he wants, normally resulting in a nose dive.

Slimming - Diet update

Isn't it strange that when you feel you've failed you do the best?
This week I lost 2lb so in total so far that is 11lb I've lost(woop,woop)
I still havent noticed feeling any less in weight but my Mam says she can see it now in my face. I Just need to lose it off my tummy next please.
I'f I could get to the stage where my tummy no longer sits on my lap when I sit on the loo I'd be a happy bunny.
My Mam is doing marvelous and has lost 13lb, she goes to a sit and get fit club and she loves it and she also goes to the hydrotherapy pool too, my Mam is in a wheelchair so isn't as active as most but she doesn't let this stop her (so proud of my Mam)
How have you done this week?

Well I'm 1 week down on my 6 weeks wait for treatment of my psoriasis, I really don't know how I am going to wait another 5 weeks, I'm sore and uncomfortable, I scratch so hard during the night and I am terrified that I loose my hair as it is so thick on my head at the moment.
I remember when I first got psoriasis, I was 21 and just had Lauren, I remember going to the hospital for my first appoinment and seeing lots of people with alopecia many caused through psoriasis, oh lord let me skip this please.

Thursday 25 March 2010

Mummu's Laundry - Digi Stamp Card

Don't you just love freshly dried outside linen? it has to be one of my favourite smells.
This is Mummu's Laundry by Mo Manning and it is real fun to colour, I coloured it using Promarkers.

Attention to detail...

I used the Martha Steward punches on the background papers, the lattice edge was perfect for adding the ribbon.

A matching Prima Flower placed in the top corner.

A couple of pearl headed pins to finish the card.

Dont Forget I have Easter Candy to win end date is 27th March

Spellbinders Pendant Die - Spring Card

I love shades of green and as soon as I found this backing paper in my stash I set to work making a card. Lots of layering with this card but keeping the design flat.

Attention to detail...

The backing paper was cut into 3 strips them mounted onto matching card to contrast with the base card, the brown backing card for the Spellbinders Pendant Die was cut into a square then the corners were snipped using the Deep Edger Martha Stewart Punch.

You can see in this picture how I edges the pendant in a gold pen, the centre of the pendant is a Prima flower centre.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Simply Said

Just a delicate card made with the Simply Said stamp set from Stampin Up and the Victorian Cuttlebug A2 embossing folder, some pink ink and pretty ribbon.

Attention to detail...

Distressed edges an a little bit of Stickles glitter glue to give some interest to the design.

I found a pretty little ribbon with ivory leaves attached so I used it with a pink twill ribbon overlaid on top.

Monday 22 March 2010

More Flippin Cards

Flippin' Gardening stamp set coloured with Promakers.

I made the insert to match the front of the card and used the sentiment stamp as a verse, the back view of the Garening Lady finishes the insert perfectly.

From the Flippin' Bingo Stamp Set, coloured with Promarkers.

I added the back image inside the card as part of the insert and made the bingo ticket by stamping 6 of them one under the other.

This is made from the Border & Sentiment stamps from the Flippin' Fashion stamp set.

Sunday 21 March 2010

Flippin' Men & Women Stamp Cards

A couple of cards I made on Create and Craft this afternoon.
The first card below was made from the extra embellishment stamps from the Flippin' Scales stamp sets, coloured with Promarkers then the icing was glittered with Stickles glitter glue and the Cherries has Glossy Accents added to them to give them the shine.

This one is the Flippin' Bathtime Stamp it was shaded with the ink it was stamped with and a water brush.

Dont forget to pop over to the other girls Blogs on the Design Team.

Ideal World 2 - 4pm

I'm back at Ideal World with more from La Pashe from 2 - 4 pm today on Sky chanel 671
I've loads to show you so I hope you can make it.
The rest of the Design Team have been working really hard so be sure to pop by to see them.

Saturday 20 March 2010


Isn't this digital stamp by Digital Pencil Too just wonderful? Mummu hasn't a care in the world.
I used Promarkers to colour the image some of Martha Stewart border punches, cuttlebug embossing folder and a bit of love to bring the card together.

Attention to detail...

I choose a Prima Flower as and embelishment for the card as this one matched Mummu's cardigan, I like to tie is the colour shades where possible.

A couple of tab ribbons and a few pearls ont the cuttlebug birds and swirls embossed background just finish the card perfectly.

Friday 19 March 2010

Slimming World Update

This week I lost 1LB I know in an ideal world I would like to loose it all tomorrow but how come people loose 2 & 3 lb's each week? how do they do it?
Green I tell you! I'm totally envious.
My other news is I was back to hospital seeing the specialist on my psoriasis and they are putting together a plan for me to start with injections, I will have to learn how to inject myself to administer a drug that should give me some quality of life and help with the Psoriatic Arthritis too.
The singing detective holds nothing to me at the moment.
Hopefully in 6 weeks time I will be starting my treatment.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Project of the Month Blog Hop - Stitches

We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way, The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit.

The Hop is starting with me this month as I choose the theme of Stitches
Oh gosh! I had fun using this super image Darn it! by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too.

I coloured the image with Promarkers then even added the twine to the needle that he is using to sew his trousers.
The only down side to making this card was I no longer own a full length tape measure as I cut it down coloured it and stuck it onto my card ha ha.

Attention to detail...

At the top of the card I did a row of cross stitch and on the patterned paper I cut curvy then joined together with the twine and tied it into a knot at the front of the card.

I kept the bottom row of stitching simple

Be sure to pop over to Liza next as she is joining our hop as a guest designer this Month and I just know she will have something amazing to show you.

If you get lost along the way I have a full list of the Design Team on my side bar.

Pre- Birthday - Oooo the Diet

We have a little tradition at work that means whenever we have a Birthday we must have cake, diet or not..
Well I have a Birthday coming up next week and as I won't be back in the office until the week after that we had cake Wednesday. I know, I know I'm trying to slim, but hey you'd be proud of me, I was soooo good.
The only thing I ate was one chocolate, not another thing passed my lips (sigh).