Thursday, 13 January 2011

A small sabbatical

Hello lovely people, just a line to say I'll be taking a small break, to spend my seconds wisely:0) search out a little sun (if possible) and recover from this nasty cold I've had. Have fun and I'll see you all soon. I'm looking forward to visiting everyone's blogs when I come back. I hope you all stay well and happy :0) xxx
Hello lovely people, Thank you so much for all your lovely wishes, we have found some gorgeous warm sunshine and I'm feeling loads better. I'm looking forward to catching up with you all soon xxx 

Edited to add, still in the warm sunshine, bit of an experience, but I'm still smiling.
Thanks for your lovely greetings. Take care everyone xxxxxxx

Monday, 10 January 2011

Sorry folks no card today, gone down with the lurgy, off to bed again. I am reassuringly fashionable I understand, LOL
Take care, keep warm xxx

Hi  All, Thank you all so much for your lovely get well wishes, must be working because I'm feeling a little better today, all clever stuff,   I may even get to stay up all day tomorrow Ha Ha :0)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Spend wisely.

This was sent to me today from a very good friend I liked it and wanted to share, it's not my creation and I can't credit who ever created it. I hope they don't mind me spreading the inspiration
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:  Each morning your bank would deposit £86,400.00 in your  private account for your use.

However,this prize has rules, just as  any game has certain rules.
The first set of rules would be:

      Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.       You may not simply transfer money into some other account.       You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another
£86,400.00 for that day.      
The  second set of rules:

      The bank can end the game without warning; at any time  it can say, Its over,the game is over!  It can  close
      the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?  Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?  Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't  possibly spend it all on yourself, right?  You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?


Each of us is in possession of such a magical  bank. We just can't seem to see it.


Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is  NOT credited to us.

What we haven't lived up that day is forever  lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank  can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT  WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400  seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you  think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.


Start spending.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Another OLW35 in Yellow!

This colour Yellow is so often a bit of a challenge but it seems it may not be as difficult as I thought, this is my second offering for the Simplicity OLW35
How cute is that little toddler? 
I've used a Sakura clear sparkle pen to highlight the sun on him/her! 

Copics to colour. Stamp by Joanna Sheen collection with Personal Impressions out of stock sorry:{
Sentiment stamp, Penny Black.

Thank you everyone, the comments I've received have been so encouraging what a lovely lot you are:0)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

OLW35, Yellow?

High time I joined Susan over at Simplicity for the OLW35 challenge, it's been a while and I really enjoy these challenges............................................

 OLW35 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Use the color yellow on a card. You may certainly use other colors as well, but the dominant color must be yellow. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

My card today has just 2 stamps
Sentiment is SU Sincere Salutations
Brilliance Archival, brilliant yellow ink, not a good colour with my new background!

It's really late I've a busy day tomorrow, sleep well people:0)

A Lovely delivery

Hello out there blogging buddies, hope you're all raring to go in 2011 it's all going so fast it's 5th Jan already!
You might need a cuppa today it's a long one, he he he!
Look what the postman brought to my door ........
Lovely crafting goodies all the way over from Monique in The Netherlands. I was fortunate enough to win her blog candy, Whoopee! Thank you so much Monique.

All sorts of gorgeous things to play with and a beautiful card for me that is now up on the wall in my crafty space, doesn't it look wonderful? I love it. 

A beautiful folding book, with space for little treasures
Gorgeous papers inside!
I'm going to have loads of fun playing with this lovely lot:0)

I made a card for my Grand daughters 3rd birthday
Pure innocence stamp by Heather Ellis
Papers by Craftwork cards Vintage rose
Sentiment by Cuddly Buddly
MS punch.

Sorry to keep messing with my background I can't get it just right but I'm nearly there :0) I get bored with it being the same for too long I'm afraid.

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Masculine, here I come.....again:0)

Lets face it everyone, I really struggle when it comes to cards for men, I've said it before and guess I'll be mentioning it again before the year's out. So I've gone headlong into black, it's supposed to be quite masculine, isn't it?

This is for my son's birthday and I think I quite like it. The black shiny material was a padded bag that I got in the post and loved the texture and gloss, since I photographed it I have run around the shape with black pen  as the edge was a little ragged. Random stamping on the background is truly random because I feel sometimes it can look contrived with a large stamp like this one. No embellishments, no fuss, I'll let you know how it goes down:0)

Yes! he said he liked it, success!

The stamp is Stampin up Engraved Greetings, stamped onto Papermania recycled card.
Embossed and cut out using a Spellbinders Label Die number 4

Just noticed it's snowing ATM, nooooo mad, mad, mad, go away white stuff. 
Have a lovely day everyone :0) xxx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Last Christmas card of 2010

Hi there just wanted to share my last minute make from Christmas Eve

This Christmas was strange for me, waking up with no one else to worry about except us, hubby and me. We met up with the rest of the family but the morning was a bit of a challenge. I should add here it was a lovely Christmas made even better because I didn't have to cook, YaY!! 

Anyway I am usually pretty organised when it comes to present buying and decorations putting up but not this year. I've never been so laid back about it all, hence my last minute card............. The inspiration came when I visited Mina's blog 
 A very inspiring lady, pop over if you haven't already, wondrous crafting to see:0)

Mo Manning digi image Hanging the star
Paper Memory box, Mistletoe from Quixotic Paperie
Background stamp Magenta

Onwards and upwards TTFN :0)