Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The all important education..

Well  folks graduation time will be here before we know..  this year we are patiently awaiting my step daughters results for her PhD..  can't believe how quickly she seems to have grown and matured!  

So with that in mind I created a quick graduated card with a little crazy behind it.

Products used

Crazy birds stamps and dies 
Crazy Things stamps and dies 
Crazy Talk stamps
Coloured using Creative Expressions Colour Cloud and Tim Holtz distress crayons.

Well lunch break is almost over so will sign off and hope you all have a fun crafty day.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Work or play

Just a quick post as heading off to work shortly.

Saturday I had a play at work as it was demo day and things went a little crazy.

Products Used..
Crazy Birds stamps and dies
Crazy Things stamps and dies
Crazy Talk stamps
Colouring was done using a mix of Creative Expressions Colour Cloud and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.

So a quick update on life.
Work is busy as usual and on Friday I had an appointment to see a new physiotherapist.   All I can say is OMG!  Hubby thought it hysterical that as he put it 'a lass kicked my ass'.   An hour of lying face down having my back rubbed with what felt like extreme force lol.  She highlighted to me just how out of alignment my hips are and just how tense my muscles are.  Session one complete and already I can't believe the difference!   Another two sessions booked for her to work on breaking down the muscle so they learn to relax then she will focus on specific problem areas.  I'm gonna feel like a girl in her 20's again by the time she's finished.  

Can't wait!  

Time to sign off but happy crafting to all.


Thursday, 31 March 2016

A bit of spring Color

Yeah folks I disappeared again!

Lots going on at work with new launch products arriving and I've not been feeling 100% since I had a stomach bug a few weeks back.  Yesterday I was unfortunate enough to get a lovely migraine so by the time I got home it was at the unbearable stage so no dinner, couple of pain killers and asleep just after 8pm.. now I thought I'd have woken about 10pm but no.. it was after 1am, head still pounding so no food an back to sleep again.  How was it this morning?  Not convinced it wasn't worse!   Almost called in sick as balance wasn't right, eye was blood shot and actually watering with the pain.  Wouldn't have been fair though as one of the girls was on her day off so I'd have been leaving just one person in the shop.  So.. no make up, looking and feeling like crap off I went.  Thankfully a few pain killers down, a few hours gone by and by 2 pm the pain was starting to ease a bit and I wasn't wobbling when I bent down any more.. thank goodness!   Tonight it is more of a mild irritation and I'm just about to take another couple of pain killers and head off to bed for a good night's sleep.  Hopefully it will be fully gone by morning.

Anyway, thought I'd share a card I made a few weeks back.   Background is done using Ken Oliver Color Burst, then I stamped with versa mark and embossed using WOW powders.   Flowers are Tim Holtz wildflower.

Hope you're all doing well and being creative. 

Off to bed now so TTFN.


Thursday, 24 March 2016

where does the time go!

Sorry I've been AWOL again folks and I can't believe just how quickly time is moving just now.  Lots going on and throw a week of being ill in to the middle of the equation and you end two weeks down the line not having blogged!

Anyway, just a quick one this morning before I head off to work and will try post tonight again in a bid to catch up. 

Sadly a few weeks ago a chap I grew up with passed away and I was forced to make one of those dreaded sympathy cards..  it just didn't seem right for someone young and I instead ended up making a card with the saying cherish yesterday which I felt was much more appropriate.  It was basic white on white but I liked it that way.  

So folks off to finish getting organised for work and catch you all again later.  

Happy crafting

P.s. excuse any spelling mistakes I'm typing quick on my mobile lol

Friday, 11 March 2016

Bursting with color

This one reminds me of a carnival with all the bright color bursting over the page..  thank you Ken Oliver for such a wonderful product.  Combined with a Sweet Poppy Hat 2 stencil here is the positive image..

Alternative is to use the negative image

Not sure it's possible to make a quicker more fun card than this.  

Happy crafting 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A Wonderful Wedding

Well the fun of the trade show may have passed but there was more fun on the agenda..  A Wedding!!!

One of my work colleagues Alan wed the love of his life on Friday 26th in Sherbrooke Castle Hotel.  Quite funny though as 10 years ago I wed the love of my life at the exact same place!

The new Mr & Mrs McLean

Lyndsey's dress was simply stunning!  And no that's not her headress sticking up in the air it's a decoration on the windowledge  behind.. just my bad photography lol.

The work crew with 'THE BOSS' in the middle.  We're some of the lucky ones who can socialise with our boss outside the office and enjoy ourselves.

The 'Motley Crew' from left to right..
Eileen, Ann, Alan, June and little old me.

A fabulous night spent with fabulous people!


A gift from Ken Oliver

A signed gift from one of my most favourite men..
Ken Oliver 

Metallic color burst looking fabulous alongside Ken's name!

Beautiful new piece of art to hang on the wall in my craft room.

Thank you Ken. 

Smiles from Sue Wilson & Julia Watts

Last day of the trade show I popped by the Creative Expressions stand as our shop customers are huge fans of Sue & Julia so I asked them both for a picture so I could post them on the shops Facebook page.  They graciously agreed especially as they've met so many of them in person in the store.

Sue Wilson

Julia Watts


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Ken, Hels, Pauline and me

As the trade show ends it's an annual requirement to have refreshments before we leave..  the selfies must be done and the laughs must be had.. this year poor Ken Oliver was roped in on the action too.

Yep I managed to photo bomb the selfie.. just look in the phone!  Lol 

Won't tell you the antics these two got up to taking selfies but there sure was a lot of giggling going on!

One looking all sweet and innocent whilst the other shows off her devilish side.  Nothing quite beats a day with my girls!

As for this one..  well I think it speaks for itself..  three wee monkies for sure lol

What is life without good friends..  it's dull it's boring it isn't much of a life at all!  

Toddles for now and happy crafting