Saturday, 29 August 2009

Sleepover time

arghh it's that time of year again Rainbow sleepover time. It comes around so fast and i'm always worried & stressed with the build up but hopefully ive got everything in order and it should go off without a hitch. Were only taking 8 girls this year so a nice number but masses of paperwork to do and lots of shopping but the car is half packed all ready for the big event tomorrow. Hopefully we should get some sleep but never plan to get much and no doubt come Monday the stress will have gone lol well as soon as their parents pick them back up. Wish me luck im sure we will have lots of fun fingers crossed
Happy Crafting
Another christmas card done thats 4 now lol

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

exam results time

Tomorrow is GCSE results day and got to say im not looking forward to it, just hoping my son gets results he needs to carry on at 6th form. Hit a bit of a problem though as results are out from 10ish and my daughter has her physio appointment at 10 so need to split myself in two to keep everyone happy. We're halfway through another week of the school hols and still no sign of summer, can guarantee day they go back the sun will show itself. Went to the local park today for a dog walk needed a hard hat as kept getting smacked on the head from falling conkers. Was quite surprised at how many of the tree's are changing colour and losing their leaves and it's only August not looking good is it?. Had a proud moment today as my 5 yr old had been for occupational therapy and came out beaming and very giddy all because she had learnt to tie her shoe laces. I know its not a massive thing but we did'nt expect it and were quietly told by the therapist it would probably take her quite a while to manage it but she did it and im proud as punch. This is following her learning to ride her bike unaided which is another big acheivement these holidays (another hurdle she has overcome) so in the big picture these holidays have been really good and I have a very confident little girl. Oh well i'd better go and sit and worry about results tomorrow. But to finish here's a card I made and the 3rd christmas one ive managed to get done.
Happy Crafting xx

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Lazy Sunday

Well i've decided im going to have a lazy Sunday. Weird thing is it has'nt been that lazy until now, so far i've hoovered, dusted (in a fashion), done 2 loads of washing & pegged it out, a pile of ironing, walked the dog all before lunch. Now im sat watching the F1 and ive decided it's gonna be a lazy sunday. Steven has taken little one to visit nanna & grandad so im enjoying the peace & quiet even if it will be short lived. Hope you all have a good Sunday too and go pop over to The Crafty Den for a chance to win some fab candy.

Happy crafting xx

Might as well add this card I made few nights ago

To make this card I used

  • Cardstock Bazzil
  • Magnolia stamped image
  • DP not sure purchased by the sheet at local craft shop
  • Buttons & fibres My Mind's Eye asparagus set
  • Embossing done with cuttlebug floral fantasy embossing folder
  • Prima flowers

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Where did the weeks go?

Well were approaching the end of August already can't believe how fast the school hols are flying by. Before we know it we will be rushing around like headless chickens for Christmas pressies. But before all that we have the dreaded school uniform shopping to so. I thought i was organised and had everything only to discover a new coat is needed plus shoes & trainers not to mention pinafore dresses & tights argh. Well I braved the shoe shops on Monday and because Clarks was so busy they had a adopted a 2 queue system, 1 queue for measuring then join another queue for fitting. I felt sorry for the young lady who shouted our number for fitting little did she know what she was taking on LOL. With Daisy and her strange feet not to mention her insoles that have to fit in her shoes things started to go downhill very quickly. The young lady was extremeley helpful and very patient even after the 12th pair of shoes only to look defeated when she could'nt get a single pair to fit properly (poor lass). Anyways we left the shop not happy chappies but wandered to Hush Puppies and after the 4th pair we managed a pair that fit well I say fit I don't expect miracles. Lets hope we get 3 months growing room as promised as im dreading the next visit.

Well im managing to get a bit of crafting in but not much but each card makes is one less of the list

Happy Crafting all xx

Here's one i made earlier

To make this card i used
  • Card from stash
  • DP by papermania
  • Flowers cut on big shot
  • buttons & ribbon from stash
  • Stampes images Cupcakes are Forever Friends (thanx Lisa) & Lady on cupcake i recieved this in our stamped image swap over at Crafters Companion

Friday, 14 August 2009

mojo is back

Well i think my mojo is coming back it seems to have gone AWOL of late. But better not speak too soon, got few things on next few weeks got a feeling card making will be sidelined. I have to say the school hols are passing pretty quickly before we know it, it will be mad rush to check everything has been bought for the new term. Well i suppose i'd better tackle the growing mountain of ironing thats waiting for me, but at least ive managed to get the grass cut before the heavens open.

Here's a card a made a couple of nights ago (might be the last i do for a while)

To make this card i used

  • Card from stash
  • DP Papermania spring papers
  • flowers cut from sizzix die
  • Magnolia stamped image
  • Gems from Papercellar
  • Ribbon from stash
  • Sentiment (from bargain bucket in local craft shop)

Sunday, 9 August 2009

The sun is out

Wonder how long the sunny spell will last for, no doubt it will change as soon as i plan to take kids out this week. Dont seem to be getting much crafting done during the holidays , but at least it's not at a complete standstill. Managed to get this card done last night

To make this card i used

  • White & yellow card from stash
  • Magnolia stamped image coloured using whispers
  • Brown velour ribbon by Papermania
  • Buttons from stash
  • Backing paper from Spring Life pad by Papermania
  • flowers cut with Sizzix Hello Kitty dies
  • Brads Spring Life by Papermania

Happy Crafting

Love Donna xx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

pink gem designs

why dont you all pop over to pink gem designs for a chance to win some gorgeous stamps.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

I must do better

Well again it's been a while since i posted anything. Hmm what can i blame this time lol but my computer did break so was without it for over a week so theres one excuse. Nothing new happening here. It's now school hols so the next few weeks will be a blur of playmobil, colouring, kids tv and Dr who but i will come out fine at the end (I hope). Ive managed to get a bit of crafting done whilst computer was kaput not to mention ive caught up on all my washing, ironing and yes the dirty word cleaning.
Here's a few cards I made

I love this shape of card thanks for the template Nicki

Can you tell i really like this shape of card LOL

I did this one for Wendy's sketch challenge over at Crafters companion