Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Ok so starting from today I am going to hopefully be blogging everyday not only do I have my JYC (Journal Your Christmas) to blog about I also have my advent gifts from my good friend Shirley to blog about as well.
We have spent £1 a day on each other for the 25 days of advent. How exciting, it was hard to spend only that and I know that Shirley and I have gone over £1 on most things lol some of it is crafting goodies and some of it is other bits and pieces like hopefully plenty of chocolate, it is advent after all, thankyou for my Advent candle Shirley, my first gift, you are soooooo clever xxxx.
So its a day of firsts 1st Advent, 1st JYC and I have just been outside to go to my studio and its the 1st Frost of the winter too how lovely and very apt for the start of the Christmas season.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Over the top award !

I have been sent this award from my very good friend Mrs Lumpkin so my understanding is that I have to answer the following questions with one word only (that will be hard) and then pass the award on to 5 bloggy friends. So here goes!

1. Where is your cell phone?  Bed
2. Your hair? Blondish
3. Your mother? Painful
4. Your father? Funny
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? Mmmmm
7. Your favorite drink? Fizzy
8. Your dream/goal?Happiness
9. What room are you in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Craftyspending
11. Your fear? STASHBAN
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Studio
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? Tidy
15. Muffins? Chocolate
16. Wish list item? Gypsy

17. Where did you grow up? Everywhere (Dad in RAF)

18. Last thing you did? Breakfast

19. What are you wearing? Pjs

20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? Romeo
22. Friends? Excellent
23. Your life?Hecticfun
24. Your mood? Crazy
25. Missing Someone? No
26. Vehicle? Beetle
27. Something you’re not wearing? Bra
28. Your favorite store? CTM
29. Your favorite colour? Purplepinkytealygrungygreen (Its all one word…………………isnt it!)
30. When was the last time you laughed? Now
31. Last time you cried? Everyday
32. Your best friend? CTM
33. One place that I go to over and over? CTM
34. Facebook? Obviously
35. Favorite place to eat? Nandos

I will happily pass this on to Shirley and Michelle as they will thoroughly enjoy this  lol good luck girls.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

BEWARE.........STASH BRAG ...........!!!!!!!!

Apologies to all these are some of the bits I purchased at the NEC Birmingham when I went on Friday with Jo. We had a fab time and both of us spent far to much money. The place was absolutely packed and I must say I did at one point wonder why on earth do we put ourselves through this but hey ho.
The people who make the Magnolia Stamps were there all the way from Holland it was amazing to see so many Magnolias, or moomins as Shirley calls them lol. They have a magazine which I never knew about which obviously I purchased and some flipping gorgeous Christmas and Halloween papers which obviously I purchased too could have bought a lot more, I also purchased a Father Christmas Stamp which I fell in love with and as you can see from the pic below used the very next day lol. I spent a lot of time talking and watching Leandra from PaperArtsy she is so fab and very artistic and the things she makes from metal are absolutely brilliant I love her stamps and obviously made a few purchases with them, I said hello to the Glitter Girls to they are so very funny love them x
So Saturday had a really lovely day again in my studio, ok ok .................shed, with my good friend Mel making christmas cards not that we made that many to be honest as we spent most of the ohing and ahing over my purchases from the NEC then having a good chat about her holiday as we have not seen each other much as she went away on her hols in half term. So here are the two cards I made the first being basically a copy from the magnolia magazine but obviously as I dont have all their fancy ribbons and stuff a few adaptions lol. The second one did not really come out as I had hoped but its ok its from an online club I have joined to get some new ideas for xmas crafts called UStamp its really great fun and you get to speak to loads and loads of Stampin Up demos from all around the world and they share there ideas I loved the idea of this card with the window but am not sure whether its the buttons or the amount of the trees thats the problem for me lol but will make another one a little bit different and we will see so watch this space.

So am off to Church this morning with Euan as its Remembrance Sunday as his Great Grandad fought in the war I think its important for him to go and give thanks obviously I am not religious at all but Euan loves going to Church and generally goes with his Grandma but I do tend to go at Christmas and Remembrance and Harvest as I love the hymns, how sad am I lol. This afternoon I am hoping to be crafting out in my Studio so maybe you never know girls may have another blog later but please dont hold your breaths xxxxx Take care everyone xxxxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

The Start of My Collection and so much more !!!!!!!!

So Ladies this is the start of my Longaberger basket collection which I am going to be using in my Studio to store my lovely stash obviously it will be a slow process as they are flipping expensive lol but I must say the little bag was a bit naughty as thats not really for my stash oops!!!

This is my small pile of stash that I bought from CTM this weekend only a small pile so not that expensive !!!!

OMG and guess what I got a chance to do some scrapbooking this afternoon using my lovely Sassafrass papers that were in the lovely kit I am so pleased that I actually managed to spend a couple of hours in my Studio I was so excited and it was lovely to have all my lovely stash around me and ready to use I cannot wait to do more hopefully this week although I cannot promise that I will be blogging every time but will do my best.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Ok so fresh start for the week and some really exciting news MY STUDIO IS FINISHED yes Paige, Shirley and everyone else I have a Studio in my garden, ok we all know its a flipping shed but poetic licence lets me call it my Studio Darling !!!!
How wonderful is my husband he has done a great job and I am so proud of him bless.All I need to do now is titify it with lots of lovely bits and pieces I suspect that will be time consuming but no doubt enjoyable lol. I now have somewhere to store and use my lovely stash lets hope I get loads of time to play out there. As you can see from the pic above I still have a few bits and pieces to put away but dont worry will be working on that today.
This is my cutting area where I will be keeping my Cricut, Big Shot, Bind it all etc etc and obviously it will work as a lovely crafting space for any visitors I may have to my Studio lol

This is going to be my area to sit and craft and of course if I have any visitors they will be able to sit there to I suspect I may even have some room in the middle for a couple of tables ladies so maybe a little crop may go on here occasionally I dont know what do you all think lol x

I started last night by making some Christmas Cards for a car swap at a Stampin Up workshop I am going to this week. I got the layout from Michelle my lovely Stampin Up Upline, last year when she done our stampers 10 thanks Michelle I have no doubt the ladies will love this card I have to make 12 of them so they can all take one home but the good news is I will get 11 cards from them to use for ideas for my Christmas cards lol. Hopefully I will be starting to fill my blog up with lots of lovely blog posts about the crafting I am doing in my Studio but dont hold your breath girlies lol xxxxxx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

RIP MARK we will all miss you xxxx

I just had to blog about the great sadness that my family and I are going through at the moment my sister Amandas husband Mark was tragically killed in a motorbike accident 3 weeks ago. The shock we are all feeling is dreadful as Mark was a really great person between them Amanda and Mark had 5 children Dale Charlotte and Jordan from Amandas first marriage and Grant and Lee from Marks first marriage They have been together for 10 years. Grant was 18 last week how awful for him to not have his dad to celebrate this with him. We are all still reeling from the shock of his tragic death. We will miss his sense of humour and his quirky laugh. Pat and Tony Marks parents are absolutely devasted as they lost there son Gary 17 years ago at the age of 23 to Multiple Sclerocis so its just awful that they have now lost Mark my heart goes out to them and Amanda Grant Dale Lee Charlotte and Jordan Love you and Miss you Mark x

Sunday, 7 June 2009


Ok folks so no doubt you have tuned in to see how the heck my shed is going well let me tell you not very far ! We have managed to get the roof covered but unfortunately whilst doing so we had a bit of a complaint from our lovely neighbours !! Yes when they look out of their back room window which is behind the telly all they can see is my shed mmmmmmmmm how dare they its a lovely looking shed lol !!!!! So in view of this Matthew has had to make the base longer and put the flipping shed, sorry lovely shed, behind the conifers so that they cannot see it anymore ! They obviously have no idea what they are missing out on lol. So in view of this Matthew and Victor were up until 11.30 last night elongating the base so consequently all work that was to be done yesterday was put in to today and as we all now its been flipping raining all day typical lol. So Shirley please do not mention the Stampers 10 !!!!!
Euan has spent all day on the sofa playing games, watching telly and reading his new Dinosaur book from Nanny in his PJ s, whilst I have cooked dinner done a bit of tidying and played my new Sims 3 on the Computer what a lazy day we have had lol.
Hopefully I will have some photos up for you in the week as its to wet to go out there this evening to take any !
And Obviously I am watching Big Brother which I have to say I am loving although I wish they were showing more of it but unfortunately you can only see the live stream from around 11 30 until 4 am so that is no good for me, I have an early favorite which is Cairon but I have no doubt as time goes on I will change my mind lol. I know none of you lot will be watching but you dont know what you are missing its so funny lol.

Sunday, 31 May 2009


Ok So I have do doubt you are all wondering why Matt is stood at the bottom looking up rather scared as Victor is climbing around like a monkey, well the simple answer to that is Matthew is scared of heights, can you believe it even standing on the ladder makes him feel slightly faint ! Bless his cotton socks lol.
What a star our Victor is he is a roofer by trade and is only young so has aboslutely no fear although he scared the be jesus out of me watching him running along the rafters like he was lol but I am so pleased with their progress yesterday and cannot wait to see the roof finished it looks massive inside now the roof is on.
Victor cant make it today to do the felting so Matt will be doing some of the prettying up bits on the outside lol including cutting the grass lol not been done for a couple of weeks now so its getting to look a bit like a jungle out there. I am really pleased with my little Crafting Paradise I have no idea yet what I am going to call it but am working on it as we speak its very hard as obviously I dont want it sound like a knocking shop calling it after Miss Breathless so will have to seriously think about it !

Monday, 25 May 2009

OMG look whats going up in my garden ladies!!!!!

Ok so I have my pictures in the wrong order and I cannot be bothered to put it right lol but come on you get the picture lol this at the end of today all it needs is some windows and the roof put on and well I will let you all imagine what the rest will look like lol !

While some of us worked others took some time out lol !
Well it was a beautiful day yesterday so I will let them off bless them

Ok Ladies this is what was achieved by the end of day one ! What could I possible be putting on that huge base I wonder lol !!!

Saturday, 17 January 2009


Hello everyone I hope you have all had a good Christmas and obviously I wish you all a great New Year.

We had a lovely Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed doing my Journal I only have a few more pages to do and intend finishing this weekend.

I have been loving watching Celebrity Big Brother and Masterchef at the moment they have been really great and of course I have been facebooking like mad as its so easy to do while you are sat watching the telly !

I am posting a picture of Trixi enjoying the snow we had a few weeks ago with Euan on the trampoline she loves getting on there with him and is a nightmare to get off but she always look so lovely bless her I will be positing again in a few days with some more pics and hopefully something slightly more interesting to say x