Wednesday, 28 January 2009

more car stuff

Here is Cliff with the range rover sport SE the day before we traded it in (it was ready for a wash but as it was going, Cliff decided not to wash it)

And here, in daylight is the mini.

We haven't yet taken out the paper floor mat on the drivers side (although it will be moved to the passenger side when Callam will be getting into the car 'cos hes a mud magnet)

The big speedo in the middle is taking some getting used to (oh the hardship, its

Well, I promise there will be some crafty stuff on here really soon (thanks for not falling to sleep whilst I go on and on (and on and on and on and on) about the new car.

Monday, 26 January 2009

It's here!!!!

Due to my Husbands insistence I have had to remove the photographs of the car (apparrantly there are a lot of unscrupulous people out there who like to steal minis)

The mini is here and sitting on the drive.
I have put some photographs on but as it is dark they are not great (infact they make the car look yellow - it is pepper white)

First we have the 17 inch flame spoke alloy wheels

Next the rear view

and finally the front view

All we need now is the personalised plate that will be going on once we have all the relevant paperwork.
Isn't he lovely (he is called Rodney after my Father in Law - long story)

Another Stitchels card

Last week I found out one of my Dads uncles had a stroke and was in hospital.  I struggle for ideas with mens 'get well soon' cards and this time was no exception.  I decided to do something cheerful and once again got out my stitchels stamps and got to work.

First I stamped the parts  would be cutting out and mounting onto the rest of the card.

Next I stamped leaves in 3 shades of green onto the bottom corner of the card

After stamping the leaves I started painting everything - I used matt paints first then went over with my pearl paints

Then I cut out the additional components and secured them to the card, adding a feather to the birds tail and a yellow brad for the flower centre, finally I mounted the whole thing onto bright yellow card.

Friday, 23 January 2009

New addition to the family

Ok fellow bloggers / blogettes, we are going to be having a new addition to the family in a few looooooooooooooooooooong days time and I am so excited that I wanted to share with you all.

Don't get too excited though, it isn't a baby, or a kitten or puppy it is a Mini Cooper D in pepper white and here is the first photograph of it (along with my gorgeous Son)

We are having the stripes moved to the middle as everybody has the regular bonnet stripes and once the paperwork comes through from the dvla we are having the private plate on it.
Very excited!!!! Normally I can't wait for the weekend but this time I want the weekend to speed through so we can get to Monday evening.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


well on 4th January I ordered some stuff from arty miss and it's finally here!!! YAY!!

I got this pack to start on some Mothers Day cards

These stickers will be brilliant with a couple of photos I took (years ago)

These (below) are for in the album I am doing for our visit to Lapland UK

and this forever friends stamp is for the valentines card I will be making for my wonderful Hubby

The panduro catalogue arrived a few minutes ago so I have some reading material to look at whilst I have my lunch (which is very boring salad) - I went through the new argos catalogue yesterday - and there isn't a great deal of new stuff that I like in that one - should save me a bit of money though if I don't like anything in it ;)

Dads Birthday card

I only just realised I didn't put these photos on here  (must be the blonde in me kicking in) Here is the card I made for my Dads birthday (which was on Christmas day)

I used cuttlebug embossing folders for the background and the 'gift' and a Pink Petticoat download cake.

Pink watch

I was asked to make a watch in pink and blue shades.  Here are the parts before I started.

And here is the finished watch.  
Not really the colours I would have gone for but it looks really nice 'in the flesh' at it were.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sympathy card

I recently had to make a sympathy card.   A neighbours Father passed away and I didn't have long at all to make the card (a few minutes - literally) and as I had the flowers and butterfly ready to go (extras that I had made before Christmas), I thought this was the way to go.

The stamps are from    The artistic stamper

Monday, 5 January 2009

My first award!!!

I am so excited - I have received my first ever blog award from Sarah (thank you so very much) and am amazed that people even read / look through my blog so to get an award is such a lovely surprise.
The rules are that I have to list 5 addictions and 5 favourite blogs.
So, my addictions (in no particular order) are:
1. Minis...preferrably pink, as sold by Symes but any colour turns myhead (unless it is yellow..sorry to all those who own yellow minis, but that colour on such a great car is so wrong)

2. Coffee...but not nescafe cos it tastes funny and it has to have full fat milk in (not that I am fussy or anything)
3. Carolyns forum which I visit almost every day
4. Facebook which I go on almost as often as Carolyns forum
5. Desperate housewives...yes very sad I know but very addictive all the same.
My favourite blogs. This is a difficult one cos there are so many very inspirational blogs out there.
1. Maddy Her work is fantastic and there is a lot of attention to detail
1. Calv Yes I know I already did number one but I cannot choose between the two. Calvs blog always makes me laugh and he makes some great items (including fairy doors and my favourite 'inked fruit')
3. Claire has some lovely work on her blog (and I have just gone on to let her know about this award and discovered it is her 30th Birthday today, so Happy Birthday Claire, hope your day is wonderful xx)
4. Inspirational who could leave out this fantastic blog?
5. Net Who makes divine cakes and has a passion for crafts and caiques

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Sorry that nothing has been posted on here for a couple of weeks - It has been a hectic Christmas and New Year and my cat is quite poorly at the moment and we don't know what is wrong so he has to go for an xray on Monday evening.  

I am quite upset because he is really old (14 and half years which is cat years that is over 101 years) and am thinking the worst and my mojo seems to be on vacation.

Still Once Callam is back at school I will be working on the scrapbook for the Lapland photos.