Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Easter Egg Competiton and Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Aimee's school ran a Easter egg competition, it took us 3 days for us to complete, all that blasted drying time, lol

Here she is painting the undercoat, the second coat, third coat and finally the fourth coat ...

Adding the "gold" lines (gold glitter glue to you and me)

And finally all the precious gems and jewels (Sequins and beads) and 4 little chicks and a sign made from lolly pop sticks!!!

We tried for the Faberge egg look!!! She didn't do too bad!!!

And may I wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Lovely candy!


Wanna get your mitts on this???

Hop on over to Bev's blog for a chance!!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mother Day Cards

This is the card that I sent to my mum!

This to June (Steve's mum)

And this to Brenda (Married to Steve's Dad)

Happy Mother's day

I would like to wish my Mum, Steve's mum and Brenda a very happy mother's day! And to all the wonderful mums out there!!!


I will be back later to share my goodies with you!!!!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Ofsted are here ....

My school is getting the Ofsted inspection next week arggghhh.... everyone is very nervous!!! Fingers crossed we get a good result!!!

I have AGAIN caught another cold, and I am feeling pretty low and tired, haven't been crafting all week and can't see myself doing a lot over the coming week!

I am going to post some blogs that have scrummy candy going on and try to catch up with some commenting!!!

Jane's new fortnightly candy give away ....

Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring Jane for a fortnightly give away!!!!

Magnolia Down Under's birthday blog hop

Magnolia Down Under Blog....

Kellie {Me}

{Monthly Guests}


Bev's weekly Simon Says stamp give away ...

Saturday Surprise Magnolia Candy

Jacque's beautiful candy!

That's it for now!!!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Jane's lovely candy .....

To celebrate her blog turning a year old, Jane is giving away this beautiful candy!!!

I have had the greatest pleasure of meeting and watching Jane work at RWS crop on a Saturday!!! Jane's cards are just beautiful!!!!!

So hop on over to Jane's blog, Jane's Lovely Cards, to be in with a chance!

Just Magnolia #45

The challenge at Just Magnolia this week is to make a tent card! A tutorial is given!

On Saturday at RWS crop Jane, brought in lots of lovely ribbon to share out among us!!!

(((((THANKS JANE)))))

I have used some of the lace on the top of this card!!!

I made my own background by stamping a flower flourish randomly!

And I also decorated the back, had no other choice really, lol!!!!

This is what I came up with!!! I sat Tilda on a key rather than hang her from the top of the oval!


Card base - pink card - my stash
Patterned paper - K and Co - (RWS)
Image - Tilda Hugging Lilacs - (RWS)
Accessory stamp - Swirl key - (RWS)
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and (RWS)
Leaf Punch - EK Success - (RWS)
Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts
Background stamp - Floral Flourishes - Inkadinkado - (RWS)
Lace - Jane (honey I cannot find your blog)
Glitter - Stickles - star dust - (RWS)
Sentiment stamp - Best Wishes - Penny Black - (RWS)
Journaling block stamp - Journal stamp 4 - Prima - (RWS)
Inks - Tim Holtz - Fired brick, weathered wood, frayed burlap, brushed corduroy, dusty concord, antique linen, tattered rose, black soot, peeled paint worn lipstick - (RWS)

Friday Sketchers #92

The talented Claudia has provided us with this beautiful sketch this week on Friday Sketchers!

And this is what I came up with ...

Went back to hand-stitching and lots of distressing!!!!!


Card base - (RWS)
Patterned Papers - K and Co -(RWS)
Image - Birthday Surprise - Ladybug and Friends - Blog candy from the fab Elisabeth Bell
Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts
Border punch - Fiskars - (Thanks Ruth)
Butterfly Punch - ? (RWS)
Sentiment - printed from computer
Inks - Tim Holtz - Tea dye, tattered rose, fired brick, brushed corduroy, mustard seed, dusty concord, peeled paint, antique linen, walnut stain, shabby shutters, worn lipstick, vintage photo, scattered straw, faded jeans - (RWS)
oh and a needle and thread - Stash

Magnolia-licious Highlites - March

This the wonderful sketch on by the wonderful Jacque Beddingfield on Magnolia-licious Highlites blog this month!

Here is the card that I made for my Mum for Mother's Day!

I decided since Tilda was wax sealing, I would cut her out and place her on a small envelope to seal! It's hard to see but I coated the wax "pencil" and blob of wax in glossy accents, to give a shiny look! I also crunched up the envelope and swiped an ink pad across it!!! Notice no flowers???


Card base - RWS
Patterned paper - K and Co - RWS
Image - Magnolia - Love Sealing Tilda - Glitter Pot
Ribbon - RWS
Glossy Accents - RWS
Sentiment - printed from computer
Crystals - Papermania - Staples
Inks - Tim Holtz - Fired brick, aged mahogany, brushed corduroy, broken china, faded jeans, tattered rose, antique linen - RWS

Spring beauty .....

Aimee this fine beautiful spring morning!

Snapped this as I was on the way out to take some photos of the crocus blooms!

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Sympathy Card

One of Steve's past friends died recently! Steve asked me to make a sympathy card for him to send to his wife!!! I got into a little bit of a state as I didn't have a stamp that would do! So I decided to wait until I went to Running With Scissors crop! Lorraine came to my rescue and lent me this beautiful Lily stamp!

The stamp originally had a boarder going around the outside, but I didn't like it so I cropped in close to the flower! I like sympathy cards to be very simple! So a little embossing, matting and layering and some ribbon! The patterned paper has very faint flowers on it!


Card base - Running with Scissors
Embossing powder - Running with Scissors
Patterned paper - given to me by Tracey ages ago, thanks!
Stamp - oops - can't remember - but lent to me by Lorraine, thanks so much!!!!
Ribbon - Running with Scissors

Spring has sprung at long last .....

I took the following 2 photos a few weeks ago ....

mmmh think I need to do some weeding *blush*

The following planter is an old water feature that a neighbour was leaving out for the bin men, I rescued it but asked before hand and she kindly offered me the pump to go with it, I said oh no I just want the tub, she looked at me very strangely, I told her I wanted to put plants in there, lol I have an idea in my head that I will have seasonal flowers in the smaller plant places and my lilies which seem to bloom forever behind them, well that is the idea! Between Skye and I they don't stand much of a chance!

I have also some lilies planted in there too, in the bigger area, hopefully Skye hasn't destroyed them, she likes to jump into it, arggghhh!!!!

I went out this morning and saw that my crocuses had started to bloom!!! It is the first time that I have planted spring flowers, fingers crossed Skye will leave them alone!!!!