Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Craft Class Cancelled

Oh what a beautiful morning! It really is a Winter wonderland outside and I am snug and warm inside, but because of the weather I have had to cancel my Tuesday Class (and will probably have to do the same tomorrow and Thursday!)
I am supposed to be having a carpet for my dining room fitted today. I am not holding my breath as I sit and wait - the carpet company phoned me yesterday to advise me that they may not be able to fit it today. It will all depend how many fitters can actually get in to work whether or not they can then get out to me.
OMG! If you just saw the house at this moment in time. The conservatory has all the corner units, wall units, sideboard, dining table and 6 chairs in it - this is as well as the furniture thats already in there! The spare bedroom has all the drawers from the units on the bed, plus various pictures, ornaments etc. The Utilityy room has not an inch of space on the worktops as all my crockery and glasses, plus all the booze that was in the units are now stashed away in boxes in there!
All in all, I could really do with the carpet fitters coming today as I am getting more stressed by the minute!!
On a calmer note though, the dining room will look beautiful when its done as I have had it redecorated and washed the curtains, so everything will be clean and fresh for Christmas.
P.S. The Lounge carpet should arrive next Monday.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Delightful decorations

Here is the Gift Voucher Wallet that Heather from my Thursday Craft Class has made tonight. Crumb Cake cardstock and Old Olive inkpad were the main ingredients for this, using the Delightfull Decorations stampset and the Ornament and Scallop trim border Punches. Great job there Heather!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Cherry Cobbler Wreath

I have tried matting this one on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock - think I like this red better - it's richer. What do you think?

Pocket Silhouettes Wreath

I needed to find a card design that I could produce in bulk as I have so many Christmas cards to send each year.
I am quite pleased with the results of this one.
It is stamped in Old Olive and Real Red on Very Vanilla cardstock, using the sentiment from Season of Joy stamped in Chocolate Chip. This is then matted onto Read Red cardstock. The ribbon bow is Real Red 1/4" grosgrain.
Hmm - I like this one!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Welcome Christmas

Well I really must get a move on with making my Christmas Cards - here's one that we made at Monica's Pre-Convention party, using the Welcome Christmas stampset.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Just Believe

Here is the Make and take that we made at Convention using the Just Believe stampset and Watercolour Paper, plus the Colour Spritzer tool. Amazing or what!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Pirates beware!!

Here's my pirate card that I made at Monica's Convention Party using the Beware Pirates Stampsets

Friday, 12 November 2010

Dazzling diamonds

How about this for glitz then.
I saw this at convention, took a photo and just had to case it.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Fine Flourish - monochrome

Here's a card that one of my ladies made tonight - its actually a "swap" for one of the Jems - Jill in fact. She had some swaps left over from convention and I suggested my crafting ladies might do a swap with her. This is Chris B's card - isn't it fabulous!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A few more of my photos

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I ran out of time.
In the morning it was my Gilroyd Community Centre Class, then I just had an hour with my Tuesday Ladies. I then went over to baby sis Anne-Marie's to take her birthday card and pressie. Got a bit carried away testing out one of her pressies. It was a Wii Fit - I found out that my fitness age is 9 years older than me!! The only consolation was that young Kate (her son's fiancee) had a fitness age 29 yes 29 years older than her. Might have to get one of these things and asee if I can't get younger!
Anyhow, after this it was over to Simon's with hubby to attend Lexie's 4th birthday party. It was a Princesses and Pirates party and we had been told we didn't need to dress up. Bit disappointed about that cos I could have used my Pink Princesss Cinderella outfit with tiara again!
From here Simon and I had to go straight to the Golf Club for the monthly Committee Meeting. That finished at 9:30, then I had to wait for Simon to drink his pint (or three!) before taking him home then dashing off home myself.
Needless to say, I was just too tired to blog, so watched Emmerdale and Eastenders on Sky+ then crawled off to bed.
So.... here are a couple more photos for you from Covention. When you've had enough, just let me know!
Here is the lanyard that we all received on arrival, with our name plate, and the special pins that I got.

Here are the Prizes that Lynda and I won in the "Prize Patrol"
Lynda won a stampset and a set of Stampin Spots and I won Artistic Etchings Stampset and the lovely DP.
Weren't we the lucky ones!

Look at the detail on the gift tag - it's beautiful - see those lovely rhinestones!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Its me!

Gala Awards Dinner photos

From top to botton we have
Lynda n Me
Julie Lynda n Me
Julie + Jems


Here are some piccies of the gifts that I received at Convention.

This was my gift from my SU Mummy Julie - isn't this beautiful

These are special gifts from my room-mate Lynda - aren't I the lucky one!!

And here's the lovely box of Ferreros and Card that Jeannette made for me

And from Sarah-Jane this beautiful key fob

More Convention piccies

Here are the special gifts that I made for my lovely upline Julie, my room-mate Lynda and my lovely sister Jems.

These all contained travel toiletries. I had to keep them all simple in design because of the volume that needed to be done before convention.

Convention piccies this way!!

Hi all - sorry I didn't get any piccies posted last night, but after all that driving I was exhausted and so after Barry and I had had dinner (which we went out for) we relaxed, watched Downton Abbey, then I fell into bed and didn't wake until 7:30 - which is really late for me.
Here are the swaps that I made for convention

First there was Dasher - using the Inkdusting technique

Then there was my Sunset using the same technique

And my last swap was an After Eight Favour

I did 40 each of these three swaps, so you can see how busy I was in the run up to Convention.
I have to say a special thankyou to sis-in-law Chris and good friend Heather for helping me make these swaps.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Well I'm home!! I have had a fabulous few days in the company of my fellow Jems. My SU upline - Julie and 3 SU sisters plus me, all travelled down to the Croydon Hilton on Thursday in readiness for Convention at Addington Palace. We met up with several other SU sisters and have spent two fabulous days together with 300 or so other denonstrators and Shelli Gardner the founder of Stampin up. We have done make and takes, swapped items with fellow demonstrators from the UK, France and Germany, and met some great people and made more new friends. We received all kind of goodies including a bag, stampsets, pen, pins, but better than all that more inspiration and fresh ideas for some fabulous projects.
I have not been home long, but after we have had dinner, I might just find some time to post some piccies from Convention for you to enjoy, so please call back later and take a peek.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


You may have noticed that there has been a shortage of new piccies on here of late. Thats because I have been so busy trying to get loads of swaps ready for convention - and now its only 2 sleeps away!! Can't wait. So that you have something different to see, here's a card I made for my downline, Anna, on achieving her Bronze 2 in October. Congratulations Anna!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Lucas and Lexie's,Trick or Treat

Last night I had two very special people come Trick or Treating at our house - my Grandson Lucas and Grand-daughter Lexie.
Here they are looking very scary!