Saturday, 5 November 2016

Competition time


Even if you've got one already you could always gift it to a friend or a local community source such as a school, nursing home, play group etc. 


Something witchy going on here

Well I wonder who this could be lol.   Seems that costume wear is going to be an annual occurrence in this house now at Halloween.  Absolutely love seeing the faces of the little ones when you open the door to them.   Not sure who's was the biggest kids this year, them or us lol.

Who is this

Halloween came around and a very odd person appeared in my house..  not quite sure who he was but he followed me round to my friends and home again but he did light the way with glow sticks and disappeared again by midnight lol.


Christmas crafting showtime at the SECC has now been and gone too as we quickly approach winter and Christmas.  The clocks have gone back an hour and the darkness creeps in all too early now.   Daylight is almost a thing of the past by 5pm.   Time to look out the thermals lol.

Happy Anniversary

Well 27th October seen the 3 year anniversary of Gordon and Brianna's wedding!   This year they are celebrating in style at Disneyland Florida.   Where oh where has the time gone..


When the mother comes to visit then makes herself comfortable and calls a friend whilst you're making the coffee lol. 

Oops how naughty

Some things are just too irresistible whilst making up the kids treats bags for Halloween lol.

Cards complete and bagged

I so adore these cute little cards.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Relaxing Sunday

Today will be a relaxing day..  wee bit of housework and washing followed by a little crafting then off out for dinner with the old hubby.   Need to have an early night as the step daughter and son in law have a flight to catch in the morning so we need to be up at 4am to get them to the airport on time.   How will I cope.. I usually go to bed between 2 and 3 lol.  

Anyway last week I managed to finish my bits and pieces for my Cat Protection cards so everything is ready just to be mounted on the cards now then bagged ready for sale. 

Time to unload the reload the washing machine now so toddles and catch you all again later.  


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Love it

Didn't she do well!  

Almost finished..

Just the ribbon to be attached now..

Layering time

She worked away with paint then added some gilding polish

Work time..

Out came the paints and she started to build up the layers..  Couldn't resist taking a photo of her in action! 

Material for the patch

Bri also bought a pair of these gloves for £1 so she could cut one up to cover the patch

As Halloween approaches

Well our Brianna and Gordon are heading to Orlando on Monday and will be spending Halloween at Disneyland so Bri made herself a hairband and Gordon had ordered an eye patch from Etsy and got let down by the seller so Bri kicked in to action.. off to the shop she sent and bought a £1.50 kit which included a plastic eye patch.. phone call followed by a visit to me and she got started on altering it..

Thursday, 20 October 2016


I'm always so well behaved at work!!!  

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Watch "Basic blending and stamping with Tim Holtz Distress Inks" on YouTube


In preparation for filming beginning in the shop I decided to have a go at making one at home.   I had hoped hubby would be able to do the recording but he was held up at work and as daylight was fading I made the decision to prop my mobile phone up and just go for it!

Headache and snotty cold..  never the best combination on a busy day lol.


How cute!

Had a lovely wee visitor in store today in the form of the bosses new grand daughter Melissa only 3 weeks old. 

Isn't she just adorable! 

Yes my snuggles lasted a long time too lol.


Busy wee bee..

The local Cats Protection branch have a sale coming up at the start of November so this week I'm busy making some little Christmas cards for them to sell. 

50 card toppers stamped, in the process of colouring then all I have to do is mount them on the base cards and bag them. 

I'm a happy wee kitty lol.


Monday, 17 October 2016


When you do something nice for a customer and they show their thanks by giving you a delicious box of chocolates..

Thank you Mags! 

I can highly recommend Lily O'Brien..  they're yum. 


The Gentleman Crafters journey continues

We had the lovely John Bloodworth in store last Thursday hosting a workshop.   Glad to say we sold all 10 spaces as funds are going towards meeting his 20K  target he is aiming to reach for the charity Mind. 

There was lots of fun and laughter on the day and the feedback from customers was amazing!  

Wonder who our next guest will be lol.


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Happy Anniversary

Good day all thought I'd share a card I had to make recently to commemorate a Diamond Anniversary.   I didn't want to go with the old Diamond cliché so I simply created one of love.

Products used as follows:

Card -  Foundation
Creative Expressions Double Pierced Rectangles - CED5508
Creative Expressions Frames & Tags - Hannah - CED4309
Sizzix - Garden Greens - 659436
Spellbinders - Shabby Posies - S4-628
Double sided adhesive sheet
Cushion mount
Diamond Snow

Hope you're having a creative day. 

Toddles for now