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

Monday, 10 October 2016

Stamp colour cut

In between everything else I've been trying to make head way on my Christmas cards and also some I'm doing for a Cats Protection fund raising event.  

It's been a case of stamp, colour and cut for the last week.   Thank goodness for tubs to store all the bits lol.

So folks that's the basic quick update on what I've been up to since I last blogged combined with work etc.

Hope everyone is keeping well and crafting till they drop.

Toddles for now

Oh no..

Yep that's right I've been doing more shopping for Halloween and this time around its a bit more spooky..  and I really do mean spooky lol.


The Gentleman Crafter

Have had the pleasure over the last week of arranging for the wonderful John Bloodworth aka The Gentleman Crafter to come do a workshop at our store this coming Thursday to raise funds for the charity Mind.  


My fur baby

This is the sight I open my eyes to every day..  my little fur baby snuggling in but here's he's actually spying over the top of my legs waiting for daddy to being him some philladelphia cheese for breakfast lol


How cute

Absolutely love this idea or kids to make! 


Halloween is looming

Whilst out shopping I happened to spy this wonderful hat so that's my Halloween costume decided for this year.   Green eye shadow was purchased yesterday and I have fabulous stick on nails for the big night too lol.


Relaxing Sunday

Last Sunday hubby and I went for a lovely walk in the park.   Not too far as my foot is still recovering from Planter Fasciitis but it held out well. 


Coffee morning success..

Trying to catch up with everything I'm behind on and I need more hours.. many more hours!!!

Anyway we had a marvellous MacMillan Coffee Morning at work with lots of delicious home made cakes and managed to raise  £425 for the charity.  I'm very proud of our customers generosity.