Thursday, 29 July 2010


Morning am so sorry I have not got to post every night but Vikki and I have been absolutely cream crackered every night.

I have seen some of the most lovely products that will be coming out in the next few weeks can't wait to share them with you all.

I have met Donna Downey, Teresa Collins, the gorgeous Tim Holz, the makers of Doodlebug, the makers of Cosmo Cricket and the lady that invented glimmer mist in her kitchen the list goes on though and will tell you all about it later x

The most stunning new products for me where by Graphic 45 they are soooooo grungy and there stand was amazing here are some pics

Not to everyones tastes I know but I loved it.

I won a prize on the Provocraft stand which was excellent 2 circuit carts and 2 packs of brand new cuttlebug folders was so excited man. Was slightly disappointed I did not win one of their new machines though the imagine here is a pic

What a fab new product and am so glad I did not buy a gypsy if you zoom in on the right hand bottom corner of the machine you can see the words HP so I suspect most of you will now guess it PRINTS and cuts honestly it's fab.

Vikki and I have seen some absolutely fab goodies and I cannot wait for them all to come in over the next few months I think you are all going to love it here are a couple of pics to whet your appetites

This ones for you Mrs Lumpkin lol

Bellamy bllvd mmmmmmm

Kaiser Kraft and what lovely people they are too loved them.

A bit of Cosmo Cricket.

I can't wait to get back and tell you all about the great stuff Vikki has bought I suspect a few of you are going to be surprised and I expect it all to be bought by you lol I suspect that won't be hard.

Well last day for us there so will be going round getting more pics today for you all take care x

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Ok do it's 11 o clock at night and we have just got back from shopping we left the hotel at around 8 this morning ! Am completely exhausted lol but had excellent fun had lunch at Cheescake Factory .....

This is a picture of my desert it was lovely it's obviously cheescake lol x

We have had pizza for tea this evening but could not do it real justice as eating at 10 at night is not good

This is the "village sign" for rosemont beautiful is it not x

Am off to bed now as tomorrow we go to CHA am so excited cannot wait x

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Monday, 26 July 2010

I'm in the Windy City and it's mighty pretty

Oh yes landed here yesterday afternoon about 2 in uk about 8 on the evening ! Totally cream crackered by the time we got out of the airport and car it was 3 30 !
May have been tired but managed to do a bit of shopping including archivers OMG why have we nothing like this at home beautiful am. Of there today so will include some pics for you all.

Dinner at the cheesecake factory yum yum about 5 30 !!!! 12 30 your time but managed to eat and enjoy in bed at the lovely Westin by 7 30 in the land of nod lol hopefully no jet lag lol x the bed is sooooooo lovely am considering taking it home with me !

Will post again later with pics x

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Thursday, 22 July 2010

And obviously it does lol speak soon girlies xxx

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I so can't tell you how excited I am I am off to Chicago on Sunday with Vikki to CHA will be doing my best to blog while I am there for you this is just a test blog to make sure it uploads from my I phone x

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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Phew Another Challenge

So here is my 5th challenge for the Wight Craft Circle I have altered a clipboard by covering it with some lovely K and Co papers some Ribbon and a lovely prima I swirly thing lol I had a bit of trouble trying to decide whether to use it as a noticeboard or as a layout so I went with the layout but with the option of being able to change the picture if I so desire.
I have put it up in my studio above my new little shelves purchased from Ikea this week with my little jars on.
I went to the NEC in Birmingham this week for the Hobbycraft show with my American lady friends we had a great time had thought about doing a Stash Brag but thought I had better not or I would be so in trouble with all my friends for the amount of Stash I have lol.

I decided that I would put a picture of Matt and I on the board as all I need to do is look up and I can see my Matthew looking down at me smiling lol he hated going to Olan Mills to have our pictures taken we had a family portrait done there as well it was quite a few years ago I must say, I found the picture under a pile of books by the side of my bed so decided that it would be so much nicer to have it out to look at.

Friday, 19 March 2010


Ok so I have finally given in to all the nagging that I have been getting about posting more pics of my pride and joy THE LITTLE BLUE HUT I love it love it love it and I certainly love spending time out there it is the most relaxing place in the world for me and all my friends seem to love it too which is great as you can see here this is how I am storing some of my ribbon on dolly pegs in this basket thing I got for £5.99 from homebase cheap as chips as they say lol and obviously had to get a pic of my lovely PINK yes I said PINK cuttlebug lol. Now this picture is of the area behind me as you can see I have a few new purchases sat around in that are which need putting somewhere only where is the rapidly asking question in my mind lol I am dreading to think what else I will be purchasing at the NEC next week to adorn my STUDIO Shirley !
Oh god and this is more pictures of more purchases of my ever increasing and worrying addiction to Longaberger baskets I love love love them and I cannot stop purchasing them which is a worry as they are really quite expensive I have bought some of the lovely wrought iron hanging things that they do to put baskets on they are in the picture above one is in the box and other other is sat to the right with a little tea basket on it is so cute I am thinking that some of these are going to make it into the house as the look so lovely and will be great for hiding rubbish in lol, you know bills you dont want to look at, children and various other items to be found around the home lol.

Now this is where the magic happens lol, did I just say that, yep I sure did lol this is where I sit and mull away my time trying to decide what I am going to make and how I am going to start I love sitting here looking out at the window and seeing my chickens running around and the dogs occasionally Matt pops his head in and makes me laugh and Euan loves to come in and make something fab with me its a great place to have some me time and I love sitting there listening to music and willing away the hours how bad am I. I am really looking forward to showing it off to my great friend Paige and her friends from the Isle of Wight who are hopefully going to come over for a weekend of cropping fun.

So to the end of this epic post and this is the layout for the Wight Craft Circle challenge this week I hope it fits the bill ladies I really need some lessons in taking pics when you girls get over here lol maybe I might be better off asking the guru himself though the lovely Trav xxxx Hope you have enjoyed having a look around my STUDIO ladies take care .

Thursday, 11 March 2010

And Again lol

Ok so this is my next isle of wight challenge thingy to do a layout using 4 photos
its a nightmare lol but I will carry on blogging girls I promise.
I have had a fab week have been out shopping with Miss Lisa to get Bunco prizes and have been to lunch with my good friend Mrs W and have even found time to do some crafting with Mel in The Little Blue Hut its been great fun .
Dont die of shock everyone I even showed up at work this week for the first time in ages and done a full day the boys were in shock cheeky devils. Might even go in tomorrow just to confuse them lol.
Am loving blogging again cant think why I dont keep it up really as its quite nice to put your thoughts down on paper and of course I love going around reading everyone elses blog.
Had a sad thought today its been six months now since Mark was killed and its still as painful as it was on the day it happened for me I dread to think how my sister must feel I wonder when it will get better god knows we have the inquest to look forward to next month maybe after that lets hope.
On a brighter note I applied to go on Deal or No Deal this week will keep you updated as to whether or not I get on I cant wait probably wont happen though as I am far to normal lol.
Take care Blogland will be back soon xxxxx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Ok here goes !

So I have decided to do this weekly challenge thingy that my very good friend Mrs Lumpkin and her mates on the Isle of Wight have started doing a few weeks ago the challenge this week is flowers trees etc so I decided flowers would be the best option for me and obviously using Sarah as my star lol hope you all like it .
So Shirley nah nah nah nah nah lol !

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Advent .................... how long ago was that lol !

Ok so thats the chanting done lets see how I do can't let Shirley show me up like this man !!!