Wednesday, 30 September 2009

WOW this is an amazing blog candy!

Jak @ Crafters Kitchen has an amazing blog candy to giveaway here

The prize is one of these babies.......A Quickcutz Silhouette!! An amazing giveaway I am sure you'll agree, the candy is running til 29 Ocotober so what are you waiting for girlies.....get yer butts over there and join in lol

Saturday, 26 September 2009


this week over at Allsorts the theme has been set by Lisa and she wants to see you use Autumn as your inspiration this week. Not too hard with the weather outside and all the leaves blowing!

Paper: no idea it was part of a blog candy prize
Flowers and brad: from stash
Ribbon: Crafty Ribbons Christmas box
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
I wanted to keep the card simple this week.....partly because I am still not able to get my hands on all my craft stuff after the kitchen refurb and also because it is for a young friend of mine who is moving away and as she's not a cutesy girl I thought this suited her better.
Please come and join us over at Allsorts, we really do love looking at all the entries :o)

Monday, 21 September 2009

kitchen pics!!!!!!

Here we are as promised some before and after shots of the new kitchen!!

Ian has just walked through the old doorway.......... which is now the main run of units

the old run of units...........

which is now the doorway

back door area..............

and finally the full view :o)

And just to give you a taste of how we were living here's a couple of pics of the living room lol

Isn't my hubby a clever boy?? lol

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Allsorts week 19

Morning girlies!! Good Lord its Saturday again (where has the week gone, it only feels like Wednesday here lol) so that means it's a new challenge over at Allsorts. This week Kirsten is challenging us to have "snowflakes in September" a theme we are all getting into our heads now the leaves are falling from the trees and the weather is turning colder! We had the log burner lit last night as it was freezing here, oh it was lovely to be so toasty!!

My card had to be one I could make without a craft table as the craft stuff is still in boxes and the table I used to use is now in the kitchen being used for it's intended purpose (a bit strange I know lol) so I have actually left myself withough a craft table!!! I am not impressed with myself, I usually think these things through more.....I blame the pregnancy brain of this baby has a lot to answer for!

I made a few of these beaded snowflakes last year and they are great for sitting on the sofa surrounded by thread and beads so opted for that. Please come and join us over at Allsorts and who knows you might just get yourself in the Christmas mood and get a few cards done early!!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

catch up....

WOW I didn't realise it had been so long since I last posted.......shame on me, but as you know the kitchen refurb is well under way so I am claiming that as extenuating circumstances!! It is nearly finished now, Ian is painting it now and hopes to be finished and all back to normall in the next couple of days. I am sooooo looking forward to getting my house back to some semblance of order...........there are boxes of kitchen stuff everywhere. My poor hands are in an awful state I could do with a serious manicure lol. However as I say we are on the home straight so I will be back later in the week with some before, during and after pics :o)

I realised I hadn't posted any pics of the samples I made for the crafty ribbons challenge. It was a mystery challenge.......we didn't know until the ribbons arrived what the theme was. It was a fabulous box of Christmas ribbons, I have to admit they were all gorgeous and I loved playing with them. We were asked to decorate the box sleeve that comes with the ribon boxes and then whatever else we came up with :o)

The NOEL came from an old Chrsitmas card......I like that type of recycling lol

not the best of pics I am afraid to say but was taking them as I packed them up for posting!!

and a card for good measure lol

I would heartily recommend the Xmas box to anyone, the ribbons are perfect for all your Xmas projects!!

Well I am off to load up my lovely new arrived yesterday and it is my first dishwasher I have been wanting one for years so I am the happiest panda around lol Nighty night girlies back soon with the kitchen pics

Sunday, 6 September 2009

soooo behind!!

Here we are its Sunday night and I haven't even got round to posting my DT card for this weeks Allsorts challenge. This week it is Deb's challenge and she wants "something for the boys" so I made this card using a stamp I found in my craft box, SU paper and ribbon and the letters are cut on the cuttlebug. I sent this card to my step dad as it was his birthday this week :o)

The kitchen has been a saga this week, delayed deliveries, nowhere to put anything and a house where nothing goes right combined to make it a nightmare!! The weekend was particularly stressful as Ian nearly electucuted himself rewiring some sockets (ohhhh men!). To be honest Ian isn't the most patient of men when it comes to jobs like this and he tends to lose the head a wee bit so the air was blue more than a few times when things weren't going his way!! Of course combined with my pregnancy hormones it has been a bit of a tearful weekend too!

But we finally have some base units fitted now and the hob and oven are fitted and connected so at least we are back to being able to cook lol Here's hoping this week is better with less tantrums lol