Sunday, 16 November 2008

How Long?

has it been since I last posted, I am thoroughly disgusted with myself!!! Although I have not been exactly lazy though, as I sit here typing this I am surrounded by boxes, boxes and more boxes. This moving house business is a nightmare I'll tell you! All my crafty things have had to be packed away (boo hoo) haven't managed to finish my christmas cards and no I will not be buying any either. It totally goes against my craft religion to even think of buying cards lol.

On a brighter note I must apologise to the following people

Clare -

Erin -

Carol -

Who all gave me this award earlier on this month. Thank you very much girlies for thinking of me and I am very very sorry to leave it so late to post this, I have thoroughly chastised myself for this lol. I now need to pass this on to another 7 blogs,




I more than sure I will be able to mention another 4 blogs to give this too but I jsut cannot decide which of the many fabulous blogs out there to award it to. So if you are reading this post and have not ever been given this award let me know.

Also to

who all tagged me earlier this month. I have to give 5 answers to the following, so here goes

Things I love

  1. My kids

  2. my husband

  3. winnie the pooh

  4. crafting of course

  5. chocolate

Things I don't love

  1. Driving in the snow

  2. litter bugs

  3. shouting

  4. loosing my internet connection, it's worse than cutting off my right hand

  5. packing

Music on my Ipod

  1. David Gray

  2. Boyzone

  3. Westlife

  4. Runrig

  5. Wolfstone

Food & Drink Favourites

  1. Chocolate

  2. Vodka

  3. Diet Cola

  4. Coffee

  5. and more chocolate

I think thats all that it needing done here for the tagging. I am supposed to tag more people but most of the people I would tag have already been tagged, so if you wish to be tagged give me a shout and I'll will tag you.

Anyway, I think I have waffled enough for now, don't know when I'll next get sround to posting but hopefully it will be before I move. We now have the moving date, 19th December! so I will be offline over the festive period probably. Make sure you all have a great time and I hope you get many many crafty prezzies.


Saturday, 1 November 2008

No cards from me again

Well there are no cards from me this week again :0( I have been busy making my christmas presents for this year. I have decided after recently learning to knit that all the females gifts this year are going to include a scarf hand knitted by me. So I have been ultra busy on a night sitting with the television on in the background and knitting away to my hearts content. I have managed to make 3 so far and have another on the go at the moment.

Unfortunately I don't think that there will be many cards from me from now till the new year. As some of you may already know my husband was told that he is being made redundant at the beginning of next year. Whilst we were on holiday a couple of weeks ago he attended a couple of interviews and we are happy to announce that he has been succesful in one of those jobs. Therefore we are going to be moving. This is going to be big move for a number of reasons, we are not just moving a couple of miles down the road we are moving a couple of hundred miles down the road lol. I currently live below Scotlands highest mountain(Ben Nevis) in Fort William and we are going to be moving to North Yorkshire to a small town called Ripon. This is my husbands home town and he still has friends and family living there so at least will not be all alone.

The kids are bit excited and scared at the same time as am I as it is a really big change for us all. I will keep in touch as much as I can over the coming months, however if I disappear for a long time then at least you all know why. We reckon that we will be moving around the 13th or 14th December (just before Christmas groan) so it will be a fairly quiet one for us.

I will keep in touch as much as I can but for now I am off to get ready for my MRI scan at Inverness Hospital and then home to start packing.

Speak soon

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Home from Holidays and an award waiting...

Just got home from my holidays last night and found out that Sharon over at Card and Greeting blog has passed on this award to me.

Thank you very much for thinking of me Sharon it is very kind of you. Why not pop over and hvae a look at Sharon's Blog it's a fantastic blog with loads of inspiration.
The rules of this award is that I can pass it on to 6 of my crafting friends. This is the hard part as I have so many friends here in blog land that I would like to pass it on to but here goes.
All ladies have brilliant blogs which I love to visit as they give me inspiration.
Well, I'm off to get my dinner now, will try and get back on later tonight but if not then definately tomorrow as I've loads to go through in my inbox.
Babz :0)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Offline for a while

Well, it's cheerio from me for a wee while as I am off on my holidays. Well it's a sort of holiday, we are going down to stay with my inlaws for just over a week. Whilst we are there though we have to go about finding new jobs, somewhere to live and new schools for the kids. My husband was told last Monday that he is being made redundant from his current job on 31st January, seeing as how the house we are staying in comes with the job we have decided that a move to pastures new is the best thing for us all. So wish me luck.

I am hoping to come back with some blog candy though, it will be my first ever so watch this space lol.

See you in just over a week.

Babz :0)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Benn creating

Was rudely awoken this morning by our dog so I used my morning all by myself time to make a couple of cards. Also ordered a couple of stamps by Pink Gem (Janet) from the Spiral Whisper website and I can't wait till they arrive. Bet they come when I am away on my holidays next week lol.

This one is for my father in law, I always make him a card centered around steam trains, camera's or cars. The pictures aren't great, I'm not much of a photographer and the card looks a lot brighter and clearer in the flesh.

This one I made just for fun. I love this tilda image and sat for ages trying to come up with a design. Not quite happy with it but it will do, brain was a bit tired this morning.

Off on a blog hop, then I am going to hopefully sit down and make some more cards this afternoon.

Babz :0)

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Been a busy bee today

Had a few cards to make and finish off this afternoon, so I switched the laptop off and got on with it instead of blog hopping lol.

The first is for my hubby as it is our Wedding Anniversary tomorrow. I used photo's from our wedding album, one of the corsages keft over from last year and the card used was the same card that I made our Wedding Invites from.

The second one is for my oldest son who turns 16(boy does that make me feel old) whilst we are away on holiday next week.

This one is for my nephew, he mad on Liverpool Football Club. I made his brothers card last month and dedicated it to his favourite football team (Manchester United) so I had to make Thomas's dedicated to his favourite football team or there would have been a riot.
I just hope now that the recipients will like their respective cards.
Off on a blog hop now to see what everybody else has been up to lol

Saturday, 11 October 2008

I've been tagged

Logged on this morning to find out I have been tagged by Erin

thank you Erin for this, The rules are:

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blog
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

So now for some facts on me
  1. I will be celebrating my 1st Wedding Anniversary this coming Monday (13th Oct)
  2. I love Winnie the Pooh and collect anything with Winnie the Pooh on it, about the only thing I don't have with Winnie the Pooh on it is a Bra as I can't find one in my size lol
  3. I am always buying crafty bits and thinking, I can't use this it's too nice to use.
  4. I work part time for a local Prawn factory and I can't stand fish lol
  5. I have been crafting one way or another for 16yrs now
  6. I hate cooking and generally leave all the cooking to my husband
  7. I am a soap addict (as in television soaps)

the people I am tagging are :-

Right now I am off to leave a post on these blogs to let them know that they have been tagged.

I'll hopefully be back later with some cards that I have made.

Bye for now

Babz :0)

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please pass this penguin along, he is for a very good and worthwhile cause.

Have I?........

....found my mojo? That's very good question, the quick answer is no, i don't think i have. Although it's not for the lack of trying and lots of help from all my friends. I have managed to make a card for the Lili of the Valley challenge though, not entirely happy with it though I know that I could do better. See what you think for yourself and please leave me a comment telling me what you think and where I could improve upon it. Many thanks to my friend CraftyVee for the image that I have used.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Dollie Dew Drop Blog Candy

Gill has some fab candy to give away on her blog all with a Christmas theme and a fabulous colour scheme. She will draw the winner on her birthday why not pop over and leave her a message.

Friday, 3 October 2008

I've lost ....... mojo :0(, don't know where it has gone, will give reward if anyone can find it for me. Think I may have tidied it away when I was tidying up my craft area over the past couple of days lol. I wouldn't mind but I have 5 cards that I desparately need to make this weekend and there is no way I would be able to get away with buying shop ones. 1 is for my hubby for our 1st Wedding anniversary, 1 is for Sean (my youngest son) his birthday is on the 16th and he will be 11 another is for Jamie ( my oldest son) who will be 16 on the 23rd and 2 are for friends who would never forgive me if they didn't get a hand made card.

I have sat all afternoon looking through other bloggers sites and galleries also scanning the Docrafts gallery all for inspiration and guess what...... I am more confused than ever lol. Maybe if I stop fretting it will come back?

Anyway, off for another trail about, please let me know if you find it lurking about anywhere.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

More yummy blog candy

Have been looking through the wonderful blogs out there and come across some more blog candy to be had.

The first is from a wonderful blog by Jeanette in Canada and you can get to it by clicking this link while you are there check out her fabulous cards. I think I will be a regular visitor to this blog and have put it on my favs list.

The second is on Donalda's blog who is in the US, again another very inspiring blog you can find her blog here -

both ladys have fantastic blog with loads of inspiration and lovely lovely cards. I just wish my own cards and blog were up to the same standard, well I can dream I suppose.

Anyway, I am off for a tidy up of my craft area (badly needed I can assure you) then hopefully I will get around to making some more cards using some of the inspiration I have found from around the globe. I'll be back soon,

Quick post

Just a quick post this morning before I go and get ready for work. I spent most of the night last night browsing other peoples blogs and wow there are some fabulously inspiring talented artists out there in the world wide web. Have added just a few to my "blogs I like to visit" on the right hand side, why not have a look, though I am sure many of you already know about them lol. I am relativley new to blogging land and I can see that I am going to become addicted. Anyway must go and get ready for work I'll hopefully be back later.

Babz :0)

Monday, 29 September 2008

Blog Candy to be had

There is some fabulous blog candy to be had at Vixx-a-Craftin's blog, all you have to do is leave her a coment on her blog and post a link from your blog to hers.

Babz :0)

Sunday, 28 September 2008

A day of crafting

Spent all day yesterday crafting, it is the first time I have been able to do that for ages and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The down side to it is that I now have all the houseworkk to do today instead. But I decided to get up early (as you can tell) and get it out of the road this morning so that with a bit of luck I can do more crafting this afternoon. I need to make loads of birthday cards this month and a special 1st anniversary card for my hubby too. Both my kids have their birthday's in October, my father in law and 2 of my friends too.

Have recently discovered Tilda stamps, Sarah Kay, Sugar Nellie and Dinky Dots too. I feel as though I have gone back to my childhood lol. Have uploaded a couple to let you see what I have been up to all day yesterday.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Been Playing

Have been playing around with my blog this morning adding a few things here and there. Also had a row from one of my friends for not having any piccies of my cards or atc's on here, so here goes. I am going to try adding some piccies of recent made cards.

Friday, 26 September 2008