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Thursday, 12 January 2017

First Challenge of the Year

Well what a week I have had and it's only Thursday. Firstly my laptop decided to die on me which was a pain as I am trying to finish my 2015 year book. Luckily all my work is on an external hard drive but still a pain. That needed a new hard drive so lost what I had on the laptop which wasn't much but still a pain that I lost it. Then my hoover decided to pack up so had to buy a new one. I was waiting for the third thing to happen but remembered that our TV went kaput 3 days before Christmas so we had to get a new one. Please nothing else go wrong!

Another reason I was so peeved off with my computer was that I had done a card to enter in my first challenge of the year and thought I wouldn't be able to get it in on time however luckily I can :-) 

The challenge is a sketch over on Sketch Saturday here. The card is for an old friends' 50th birthday later this month.

Here is the sketch


Here is my card.


For the card I have used :-
7x7 card blank
Topper is called 'Martha' from Aciddrops & Whatnots
Backing card from my stash
Patterned paper from DCWV - The Midnight Chic Stack
Numbers cut using Marianne Design Collectables - Numbers
Flower and gem from stash

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Monday, 9 January 2017

Christmas Catch Up

So Christmas... yes it was 2 weeks ago and I am trying to catch up on my blogging :-) We had a quiet Christmas - A nice quiet Christmas day spent with my youngest son and his girlfriend and boxing day we had my oldest son, his wife and the grandchildren over which was a bit more hectic :-). Here are a few pictures to bore you with. 

The last few pictures are of the beautiful handmade cards that I received from my friends.

Hubby and I in our Christmas jumpers

Roxy the Reindeer - she wasn't impressed!! 

Christmas dinner 

My youngest son and his girlfriend

Oldest son and his family 

My two boys (yes I know but I had to dress the little one up cause I did it to his brother on his first Christmas! 

Ollie opening pressies 

Leon with his pressies from his Great Grandma 

Leon and Ollie with Nanny & Grandad 

Handmade cards that I received. 




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Sunday, 8 January 2017

80th Birthday Card

Today is my friends Mother- in -law's 80th birthday and last night she had a party which we went to. It was a lovely evening.

Here is the card that I made for her. It was based on a card I did at Clair's Workshop last year. I bought the stamps and have used them a couple of times now.


What I used: - 
7x7 card blank
Martha Stewart Frame Boarder Punch - Blossom
Stampin Up - Number of years Stamps and framelets
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
Apple Blossom Die

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Oh Dear...

4 days into the new year and I still haven't done any blogging! I ill try to get it up to date I promise!!

Anyway whilst I am still trying to sort out piccies from my holiday and Christmas here are a couple from my son's girlfriend's birthday which was on 1st Jan. Jodie is a little bit obsessed (well a lot really ) with  Alice in Wonderland :-)

A friend of her's who is a cake maker made her her cake of the Mad Hatter's Hat. The cake was fabulous as you can see from the picture.



Here is my son and Jodie prior to going out.


Here is the card that I made her for her birthday. Alice of course.


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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Quick Catch Up

It's been quite a time since I blogged what with holiday and Christmas, I will try to go into more detail and have pictures of my holiday when I have them sorted and also some pics of Christmas with my grandsons but in the meantime here are the last lot of cards I have made for birthdays/anniversaries in November and December.







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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Quick Catch Up before Holiday

Well what a busy couple of weeks I have had. Trying to get straight before my holiday on Wednesday. We are away for 4 weeks and I have had to get all my Christmas stuff up to date. This is just a quick update of the net few days.

Since my last blog we have been away for a few days with Leon (I will blog on a separate post) 

Firstly a bit of sad news. A good friend of mine lost her Dad a couple of weeks ago. He had been poorly but it is still a shock for her. Here is the card that I made for her. 


It was the first year in I don't know how many that hubby had bonfire night off due to his retirement. My friend had a bonfire party complete with bbq and sparklers and fireworks. I am not a great fan of foreworks - never have been - but it was nice to have the party.



Hubby and I have not been for one of our walks recently so we decided to have a walk along Hove Seafront. Lovely walk, weather was great - cold and sunny and we even got to see another couple of Snowdogs. 

This one has got to be my favourite. It looks so cuddly.



Also along the way we have had my boys over. Ollie is still teething and he will not sleep!! Only sleeps for about 1/2hr at a time. I am quite exhausted when he goes back to Mum and Dad's :-).

Here they both are playing together in the conservatory. 


This was Ollie eating his toast with Roxy willing him to drop some!! :-) 



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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Beautiful Autumn colours

On our journey down to take my mother - in - law to catch her plane we passed some beautiful autumn colours. I don't know abut you but I am finding the trees are more stunning this year. There are some gorgeous sights. These pictures just don't do them justice. 



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