Wednesday, 30 July 2008

New Christmas Stamps from Graphicus

I've been honoured to have been playing with these stamps for a little while now and how fantastic are they. I have yet to feel that I've made a boo boo with them. Glenda over at has done an amazing job - you can pop over there and add them to your stash, 100% stamping satisfaction

Monday, 28 July 2008

As Promised

Yesterday we spent a warm, sunny afternoon crafting at Crafty Corner, South Shields - a bit of a find for those with Crafty Inclinations!!! Check out their site at While we were crafting - this is what the kids did to their fab DAD. I'm not sure who had more fun!!!

Friday, 25 July 2008

The Dog Does Craft TV

Yes this is the dog attempting to join in a crafty time that we were having recently. It's difficult to know where to start really with this hound as she is a law unto herself. Kuilty, rhymes with guilty, has to be involved with everything. One of her more famous claims to fame is that she once opened a packet of 4000 3d foam pads and wore them like Joseph's technicolour dream coat. After she tired of wearing them she them walked them round the house, sticking them to the wood floor. Guess who spent an afternoon clearing up!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

My First Blog Award

Thank you to Dawn for nominating the blog for an award. My first and it comes at the end of a FAB Day spent with my daughter at the cinema watching Mama Mia! It was soo funny and Julie Walters was a real character.
(Will confess my technical inadequacy and ask Dawn how to upload Blog Award image as this is all new to me!!!) Pop over and visit Dawn - a class act at Anything Paper Craft
Thanks Dawn for helping me out getting the award to view. Here are the 'rules' to claim the award..The rules for this award are:-
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated........

Monday, 14 July 2008

Cuttlebug Playtime

Spent today playing with some cuttlebug embossing folders ..... I was supposed to be making a six tier wedding cake (from paper - cuttlebug style) for my godson's wedding in August but got slightly distracted while waiting for some glues to dry. I will post a piccy of the cake but it will have to wait until after the wedding as it is a surprise for the Bride & Groom!!!!
Anyway back to the cards....

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

These are a selection of cards using Peacock Summer Party Papers, Peacock Fan and Fantasy Floral Rubber Stamps available from Graphicus. They are just gorgeous to use.

A Dog on a Trampoline

Yes this is the 'dog on the trampoline' moment that we shared in this morning after breakfast. Really she's watching the birds - but uses the trampoline as an aide to savaging our garden. It can be quite a distraction to paper crafting!!!!

Friday, 4 July 2008

Christmas Time

These samples were made using the new Christmas Stamps from Graphicus and the toppers / papers are available from the Season's Greetings CD

Life is for living, laughing and loving

Finally managed to get into blogging mode and update some samples for you.

Have to say that life has been a little bit hectic but I have enjoyed every minute of it.....

Thanks to the lady who dragged her expression machine to a recent demo for me only to tell her the reason it would not cut was because she hadn't put a blade in........ thank you

Thanks to Team Glenda for asking me to take part in tutoring at the Elusive Images Retailer Event. What a FAB time was had by all in the lovely seting at Headlam Hall nr Barnard Castle

Thanks to Charlotte for sharing the tears at the fictional demise of Dr Who...... there will be life after David Tennant.......soooo looking forward to sharing our next 'teenage crush'

..... my mad cairn terrorist, Kuilty, who has been enjoying the delights of a selected mix of cat mint and chives from the garden...... she now displays running talents round the garden that an olympic athelete would display........

and finally to my DH who says he loves seeing me enjoying life.......thank you