Monday, 23 January 2017

hey ...got you all back ... phew that was strange

wow how strange all my "friends" disappeared ... dont know if I did something wrong but whoopee you are all back ... sorry if I have not visited you all but promise to visit you now





Saturday, 21 January 2017

hi there ... been a bit busy


hi there my crafty friends ... been a bit busy so thought I would show you some of my crafty bits


anniversary card for my lovely son and daughter in law

side view of the words

a birthday card for my other lovely son

one for a nephew

for my son from my mother in law

hope you are all having a great weekend ... I have decided to make this weekend catch up with you all ... would love to see all your lovely creations ...


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

a few little cards for the new year

oops didn't do very well with my new year resolution did I ... that's why I never bother lol ... hope you have all done a better job ...

anyway a few little cards I have made ...

our darling granddaughters 11th birthday card


and one from great grandma

a box I made for the diary below

a little personalized notebook ... for Gracie

a little card for a dear friend

a card for Laura

a new baby boy card

and another baby boy card


another little friend card





the dies that I have used for Laura and Pauline's card are above using the die I bought from the works shop ... they were originally £10 but when I went last week they had been reduced to £6 !! ... a real bargain

and am enjoying my new "die box" from hobby craft it is a steal at £4 as you get 3 magnetic sheets ... went back to get another but sold out at the moment ... I will be back lol !!

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Saturday, 31 December 2016

happy new year to you all :)


happy new year


Just wanted to say happy new year to all my crafty friends ... cant believe is it 2017 .... where did 2016 go then ??

hope you all have a great evening ... and my new years resolution is !!    

ta dah !!!!

to be a better blogger ... wonder how long it will take me to break that one lol

Sunday, 20 November 2016

a few little cards made over the weekend

hi there my crafty friends ... hope you have all had a super weekend ... its flippen cold down here in Waterlooville ... so have not been out today

yesterday we had our lovely grandchildren and Ols was playing with granddad on the x-box so Gracie and I got a jig saw out ... I thought it was going to be pretty easy as it was only 150 pieces ... but boy was I wrong ... it is a jig map ... of England and Ireland and has no edges so to speak anyway we made it ... in about and hour and a half ...



Image result for waddingtons jigmap puzzle

here is the proof







and now onto my cards

a sympathy card for a dear friend who has just lost her sister
happy birthday to my nephew
"our" wedding anniversary at the end of the month 47 years !!
a just because card for "the box"
happy birthday sister in law (a shopaholic)
 thank you for stopping by ... have a great week

Friday, 11 November 2016

a special card for a special son

well just had to make a special card for my special son who has just been awarded coach of the year at a PGA dinner last week (see my post below)

he does not like "soppy" "luvy" cards lol and this one just seemed to fit the bill

a special card for a special son









Tuesday, 8 November 2016

My lovely son

so proud of our lovely son ... he attended a PGA dinner the other night and had no idea that this was going to happen ... well done our son :)





Kevin and Sally in their kitchen ooo love em to bits

these were the words that were read out on the evening ... think it must have been clear that they were talking about his marvelous achievements ... but I think he was wondering what was going to come next lol



    Coach of the Year:
Our Coach of the Year has been a Full Member of The PGA since 2001, and he was made a Fellow of The PGA in 2014.  He is a Plane Truth Golf Instructor, a Registered Disabled Golf Coach and a European Golf Development Consultant.

He hails from the south coast in Hampshire and is the Squad Coach to both the Hampshire Ladies and Hampshire Girls.  Both teams have shared success and Hampshire were winners of the England Golf Women's County Finals in 2014 and South Region Junior Girls Champions in 2015 under his watchful eye and the continued tutelage of this PGA Professional.  And he is central in the development of the Hampshire Girls Golf Academy.

I have a quote from one of his peers, who is a recently qualified PGA Professional:  "Since our meeting last year, I have been inspired by his dedication, motivation and commitment to coaching.  From his work in Hampshire increasing participation among junior girls through to his achievements as a national coach. He works selflessly for the improvement of others. Kevin has been a tremendous support and is always available for encouragement."

He is also Golf Coach of the Latvian Ladies Golf Federation and he coached and guided them to a Bronze Medal in 2015 and a Silver Medal in 2016 in the European Ladies' Team Shield Championship - a fantastic achievement for what is a very much developing and emerging golfing nation.  Let's hope they can go one better in 2017.

A lot of his knowledge and drive comes from his mentor and close friend - the great John Jacobs.  I know John will be very proud of you receiving this award.

This award is not a spurious bumper sticker - it is to recognise and celebrate the fact you are clearly a highly qualified, respected and pioneering PGA Professional and teacher of the game of golf, whilst remaining as modest and down to earth as ever.  You are an integral and essential part in golf development at all levels, whether it is making a beginner golfer feel comfortable in their new environment or helping an international player prepare for their next tournament, doing this by keeping the golfer's wants and needs front and central at all times.  But what sets you apart is the unwavering commitment to go beyond the call of duty to help, support, encourage and care for all the players you work with.

The PGA in England (South) Coach of the Year 2016:
Tournerbury Golf Centre's - Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn
National Coach
Fellow of the PGA
Golf World Top 100 Coach
Today's golfer Top 50 Coach
Plane Truth Level 3 Instructor





Saturday, 5 November 2016

a few little cards at last ...

so sorry to have been MIA ... must try to keep up to date with my blog !!


this first card was made with a few little bits that a dear friend gave me ... and also the die cut I bought at the craft show in Portsmouth ... it is a sizix dye ... just love it ...

 this second card is for my dear sister ... really enjoyed putting this one together and I must admit I couldn't stop adding ... know what I mean lol ...


this one is for my mother in law to give to her daughter ... my dear sister in law

thank you for stopping by and if you care to leave a message I promise to get back to you xx


Thursday, 29 September 2016

cardmaking and papercraft magazine issue 162

wow my cardmaking and papercraft magazine just popped through the door and the free gift is a hunkydory luxury paper collection ... it was a yukkie wet and miserable start to the day and what better way to spend the day than to make a start on my Christmas cards ... did not have to add much to the first lot that I have made ... my favorite card is the last pink one ... well guess I just love pink lol

I've  still got loads of bits left so off to have a another play

hope you are having a great week ... the sun is shining now











Wednesday, 28 September 2016

an engagement card and a birthday card for Amy

 hi there my crafty friends ...

at last I have managed to make two little cards ... needs must eh ??

the first one is an engagement card for my sister-in-law and the second is a birthday card for my granddaughter Amy who unfortunately we do not see anymore but I still send cards ...

an engagement card 




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