Monday, 3 July 2017

Wedding season arrives

This weekend I was asked to make a wedding card for a special daughter.   The wedding is not till next Saturday so I'll refrain from uploading it all just now but this is how the inside of it looked.  

With that said.. that's my up to date.   As you can see very little has been happening on the craft front due to so much going on with the personal stuff but hopefully that's on the cusp of change now as things are starting to fall back in to place a little.  

Today sees me with a list of 12 'MUST DO' chores so as I've only completed 7 so far I guess I better push ahead and get myself moving again.  

Toodles for now. 
Loz  xxx

Blooming time

As the rains started to push the sun away again I had to make a quick cut from my Peony bush before I lost all my gorgeous flowers to the elements.   What a marvellous aroma filled the house that week.   My favourite bush yet sadly they don't last long enough.   


A big 40!

Second birthday of June saw one of my work colleagues turn 40 and he's often a cheeky monster in work hence I thought I'd use one of the fab PaperArtsy stamps as the focus of his card.   

Glad to report that he absolutely loved it.  

June birthday

June saw a very dear friends birthday and as she is an avid kitty lover I decided to make her this one.   Absolutely love the quote as she truly is a fabulous person. 


Yay.. sunshine

Start of June we actually had some sunshine for a change..   today is back to normal overcast lol. 

Always nice to be able to catch a few sunrays in the garden on a day off. 


It's all going too fast!!!

Where oh where is the time going..  I can't believe it's been so long since I posted so will try and do a few quick posts to get back up to date.   

At the end of May we were fortunate enough to have Leandra from PaperArtsy visit the shop for a demo day..  such energy and inspiration that she makes you want to get crafting before you even get home lol. 


Monday, 22 May 2017

Period style

Yesterday we had a trip down to the coast to watch Brianna during a performance at Culzean Castle in period attire.  Here she is on the right of the picture as you look at it.   Many a tune she sung whilst filling in some of the history of the precious residents of the castle.   Afterwards we had a little bite to eat and a catch up with her, Gordon her husband and Betty her MIL.   We eventually parted ways as they made an earlier departure than us to head home whilst we had a little wander around the grounds and stroll along the beach and explored the rock pools.   Weather was a mix from being blown on top of the hillside to sheltered on the beach so my jacket was on and off as quick as I was blinking at times lol.  Good thing is that it's such a large estate we still have plenty more areas to explore so there will be a few trips down throughout the summer months.  

Finally arrived home about 8pm so it was a late tea for us then another relaxing evening on the sofa.  For those who know me well you'll no doubt find that odd I've actually sat down 2 evenings in a row.. I know it's so not like me!  lol.  

Alas today is playing catch up, well after a visit from my friend Gail as we had coffee and caught up on how Saturday went.   This afternoon is housework, washing, paperwork and placing orders whilst doing some batch cooking. 

With that said it's time to sign off and get moving again so will bid you all farewell for now but will try and do another post later this evening.  

Loz xxx 

Communion Saturday

Sorry I've been AWOL for a few days folks but it's been a busy fun filled weekend.   

Saturday saw my friends little girl make her First Holy Communion.   Sadly the heavens opened just after the service finished so all her pictures had to be taken inside but we weren't complaining as that meant the ovens were on and the food was cooking.   Although she's my friend we have been like sisters since we met some 30 years ago so we're a part of each other's family and that meant we all had a fabulous family day.  Lots of chatting, fun and laughter and kids running in and out from the bouncy castle.   As the day drew to a close and the party came to a close we ended up with only 3 of us left..  well that I think became a party in its own right.  I ended up so relaxed I even forgot I was wearing a dress (I'm a jeans girl) that when I dropped Aimee and her boys off at their house I climbed out the car in good old tomboy fashion and ripped my dress right up my bum lol.   

Anyway, a fab day was had by all and after 9 hours of socialising I enjoyed a few hours on the sofa before bed.  


Thursday, 18 May 2017

You're a life saver

A combination of Sue Wilson and Lisa Horton work great for this card I think.  

A sentiment we express so often so why not gift a card to make that life saver feel special and know just how much you appreciate them.  

Products used 

Sea scene background paper 
Island Paradise - CED21009 
Anchors Aweigh - CER013
Set Sail - CEC814
Distress Ink
Clear Micro Beads 
White Signo pen 

Back tomorrow again.

Loz xxx 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Succulent variety

Time for another post..  seems like only a few hours since the last one not a whole day lol..

Well today had a little excitement in it when I had to apprehend a shop lifter at work.  The bare faced cheek of some people who will happily stand at a till and smile at you whilst asking how you are doing yet all the time know they are in the process of attempting to shop lift!!   How dumb are folk when they don't realise this is the equivalent of stealing my wage direct from my hand so I take it very personal!   Happy to say their sticky fingers will not be entering our shop ever again.   

Anyway, on to more pleasant things like another sample I created using the fabulous new Sue Wilson range.  This is such a quick and easy card to make and would work in any colour too.  

Products used are as follows.. 

Birthday Wishes - CED5426
Dandelion Posies - CED1482
Succulent Garden - CED1476
Shaded Succulents - UMS787
Distress Ink
Self Adhesive Pearls 

Products are available to purchase in store and online at

Check back tomorrow again for the next instalment.

Toodles for now 
Loz xxx 

#suewilson #creativeexpressions #craftworldscotland

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Message In A Bottle

Sorry it's a quick post but almost bedtime as alarm is looming in the morning.  

Products used are as follows 

Message In A Bottle CED21008
Island Paradise CED21009
On The Beach CED21010 
Tropical Hibiscus CED1477
Distress Ink
Sea shells 

All products are available to buy In store and some are available to buy online at 

Loz xxx 

Monday, 15 May 2017

New Arrival

Afternoon folks just a quick post today as lots to do and the clock is ticking.  

Just love these new bottle dies as they can be adapted for just about any and every occasion.

Products used are as follows.

Message In A Bottle CED21008
Little Treasures CED9308
Bubble Burst Mini Stencil CEMSBUBBLE
Mini Crystals 
Distress Ink
Self Adhesive Bows

All products are available in store and some are available online at 

Time to push ahead with the rest of the to do list so will post again soon.  

Toodles for now 
Loz xxx 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Old and relaxed

Sorry I've been AWOL for a few days but it's been a little busy.  

Thursday was my Dads 20th Anniversary so just kept myself busy and got through the day.  

Friday I had the hairdresser in the morning then after receiving a surprise message I got to spend a few hours in the afternoon with one of my old mates and his friend and we were slightly naughty and arranged to meet at mum's house without telling her lol.   Two amazing War Veterans whom I have the utmost respect for.   Unfortunately the day ended with a massive migraine.

Saturday saw me awaken at 6am with a downgrade to an intense headache but thankfully not quite at the stage where the room rattled when my head moved lol.   Caught up with the Masterchef final of which I was disappointed with the outcome followed by some work.  Early afternoon I headed off to the care home with mum to visit my step daughters gran.   Home again to do some more chores before the kids came to visit as it was the old hubbys birthday.   

Wonder what Sunday has in store lol.  

Anyway, on to another one of my samples and have to say it's one of my favourites.   I just wanted the feeling of that old wooden shack bar nestled somewhere on the beach where the locals pop in for a cool beer to quench their thirst.  

Products used are as follows..

Message In A Bottle CED21008
Bottle Treat Cups CETREATBOTT 
Island Paradise CED21009
On The Beach CED21010
Knotted Woodgrain UMS780 
DecoArt Media paint 
Crackle glaze 
Corrugated card 

All products are available In Store at Craft World and stamps and dies are available online at 

Off to watch Great British Menu now so TTFN for now.  

Loz xxx