Wednesday 31 July 2013

The Kitchen Fitter

He’s here, doing his stuff, it is all coming together.

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Lovely guy ( Keith) he has his own website Kitchen and Bedroom Solutions.

I can’t wait for it to be done now and of course i will show it to you.

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

Week 2 for the New Kitchen

I felt so discombobulated last week everything in the wrong place loads of workmen in and out of the house but finally it has all started to come together.

Gus got to work on getting the walls finished.

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I soon had the perfect walls again. Mind you Gus makes your ears bleed he talks for England professionally.

Next up will be the kitchen cabinet fitter.

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Sunday 28 July 2013

Love You/Ewe

I managed another card, this is a Love You Ewe card

Sheep by Mo’s Digital Pencil it is one of Mo’s early digital images, great for the none slushy type of person in your life.


Very very easy to colour up this one.


perfect for those picnic loving couple too don’t you think?

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Saturday 27 July 2013

Caption needed

I thought you might like to think of a caption for this I will put together a prize for the best caption and get Chris to choose his favourite.

Thursday 25 July 2013

Howie Howling–Leaving Card

Not sure quite how I managed to get a card together this week but I have.

Howie Howling by Mo’s Digital Pencil is perfect for a leaving card.

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I wasn’t sorry that the builders left today. I had to scrape the dust from my Copic markers to colour this one up.

I teamed it with Basic Grey paper.

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Wednesday 24 July 2013

Electrician Day

Another day another Dollar.

The electrician was in doing a rewiring job for us.

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I have more to show you but it will wait until later, it did develop more after the rewiring job.

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Monday 22 July 2013

Oh My Giddy Aunt! What a Mess.

Well we have started upon a mega task of rising damp in the kitchen.

I took some of these pictures just before I left for work this morning.

We only have a very small kitchen but the walls were crumbling around us.


You can see the mould down by Chris’s legs on the tile grouting, this is Chris yesterday afternoon removing everything out of the kitchen ready for the workmen in the morning.


Thankfully Chris is very good with DIY and made a framework screen to stop all of the dust getting into the rest of the house. This was took just before I left for work.


And this one through the backroom window peeking through the back door.


So this is the view when I returned home from work.


All of the plaster removed and the walls have been treat with a barrier, bless then for adding the kitchen sink back so I could wash up and the oven back so we could cook dinner.


The floor tiles will also come up but the walls need another waterproof barrier painting on them first.

This is the workers stacking the boards that will eventually line the walls


It was so hot and humid today, I think they worked well.

Tomorrow the sparkies come in to do a rewiring job and then a frame up ready for the boards and then the plumber on Wednesday and then hopefully the boards on the wall after that. lastly will be the plasters skimming the walls.

I’ll keep you updated of the progress.

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Saturday 20 July 2013

Amazing Weight Loss

I’m back on track and over the last 3 weeks I’ve lost 11lb in weight, I’m being so good that I’m even surprising myself.

However I thought you might like to see my husband’s (Chris) amazing transformation.

This was took around when we were at the proms in the park.

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and this was took today.

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It was so funny as he went to put on some old clothes to work in the shed and he came downstairs with these on, they used to fasten under his belly as he was so big they wouldn’t fasten on his waist. Hasn’t he done amazing, I can’t put into words how proud I am of him.

Yesterday was our 27th Wedding Anniversary and we had a wonderful day. Here is a picture of us on our wedding day.

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Thursday 18 July 2013

Blog Hop of the Month–Pink

Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our wonderful host this month is our fabulous Pops and our theme is PINK

July Blog Hop-010I’ve used Summer Girl from Mo’s Digital Pencil for my image this month.

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Coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils and teamed it with pink patterned papers, pink flowers, pink ribbon and pink pearl

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Next up is Gretha and 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

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

The Birthday Boy

So as you know it was Jack's 4th Birthday on Tuesday and that his Auntie Natalie had bought him a paddling pool, well the weather as it is meant that he could get a chance to use it.


Isn't he adorable.

He als made two videos to thank people for his Birthday gifts and they are so sweet, I thought you might like to see them.


Love this little guy.



Tuesday 16 July 2013

Breast Screening Day

It’s official, you get to a certain age in life and it happens.

I have been called for breast screening, I don’t mind going today really in fact I think it is a good thing that our hospital has lowered the age for it.

However, I have had this done before a good few years ago when I had a bit of a scare, now what worries me is back then my skin still had its elasticity and today I’m wondering if my boobs will bounce back as they did then?

So I’m sat here in the waiting room wondering if chicken fillets will be the answer for my bra’s to give me the desired lift to keep me of the feminine nature.

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Oh to be young and perky again ha ha!

So you could say this gave me the inspiration for my card today.

Image is Dotted Bikini from A Day for Daisies 


Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils. some ink splashes and a bit of pondering.



After the screening I rang Chris to be greeted with, “now then saggy boobs” (except he didn't say boobs (go figure)), isn’t he a sweetheart ha ha!

It’s a strange thing went you sit and think of back in the day isn’t it, whites were whiter during the twin tub and coal mining years, days were carefree and less rushed, a family holiday was a picnic by a river or in a field. 

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Monday 15 July 2013

Bring on Summer

This is the card I decided on for Jack’s 4th Birthday, his Auntie Natalie bought him a paddling pool so I thought this would be perfect for him, bright and cheery.

Bring on Summer from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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I used Nitwit designs for my background paper

I also used a stepper card base from La Pashe 

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Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils.

Jack is coming for his Tea tonight so he will get his present a day early from us, I think thats allowed as Grandparents isn’t it?

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Sunday 14 July 2013

Summer Sun


There's nothing nicer than sitting in the garden with the person you love, relaxing together in the warm sunshine.

We've been out and about choosing taps handles and work tops as the renovations for the kitchen start later this month, then met up with our daughter for a coffee and a quick look at some vintage vehicles down at the harbour sea front.

Well a man can dream can't he, Chris standing next to an Aston Martin.

There was also a firm favourite for the men there a traction engine

Then home for some us time and to relax before heading off to jack's tea party.

Wow it was hot wasn't it?

Jack had a wonderful party and I was so good not picking from the table although I was so so tempted.

We finished our day off with a little walk after our dinner.

I hope whatever you were doing on Saturday that it was as relaxing as our day was.


Saturday 13 July 2013

Swinging by…

Another from the Sassy Cheryl digi stamps today,

I love her characters. this one is Swing me a Story Max.


I kept it plain and simple like yesterdays card but without the distressing, the embossed corner was made with my Scor-Pal (my favourite tool)

Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils.



We are going to Jacks party at tea-time, can you believe he will be 4 years old on Tuesday, where did that last 4 years go.

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Thursday 11 July 2013

Just A Little Hello

I bet you all thought I’d gone AWOL, truth is I came back from Peterborough and I just felt washed out, it was a long drive home and I was shattered.

So back to normal now hopefully and a new card to show you,

Just a Little Hello Maddie by Sassy Cheryl


Coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils, sentiment printed onto the card along with the image then embossed at one corner, distressed edges then mounted onto a distresses ink card and a little bow and pearl to tie it all together.



Entered into the Hats On" challenge at Sassy Cheryl Challenge blog, I never win these things but it is fun trying.

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Tuesday 9 July 2013

Cards from Create and Craft TV Show

Some of the cards from my Create and Craft TV shows yesterday.
The first is the story book using the Storyteller decoupage. Such a fun gift for a teacher or a child minder.
And the cover book.
Next up I had to make this one given the my husband is a Firefighter, Fireman sheet from the CD and using the stepper card.
So keeping with the serviced here is the Motorcycle Cops, again using  the stepper cards.
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Lastly one for the I’ve passed my driving test group, The Learner Driver Sheet.
All can be found on the Something for Everyone CD from La Pashe