Thursday, 17 April 2014

oh my goodness what a very sad time ...

Can't believe it is two weeks since we lost out dear Mum ... it has been a very sad time for us all but just wanted to share a couple of photos of five of the many lovely people who have been there for me ... oh and obviously my lovely daughter in law Sally who took the pictures ...

My two lovely sons ... Shaun and Kevin this was taken at the wake
me and my gorgeous grandchildren Olly and Grace

this was taken in my sun lounge yesterday whey turned up with a lovely

Chinese take away coz I was having a bad day

oh and this is me and my sister Jackie being silly and doing the "facebook pout" ... it does not
look good on us I know but it was on the day of the funeral and we were trying to have a bit of fun

me and my sister Jackie having a giggle

            we have scattered the ashes today and been out for a lovely meal to cheer ourselves up.

thank you for all your lovely cards and messages ...  hope you all have a great Easter holiday with lots of eggs ... the chocolate kind of course  xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

ooo soooo sad the last card I will make for my darling Mum

ooo just made a very sad card ... it is the last card I will make for my darling Mum ... it will go in her coffin with her ... just to say goodbye and goodnight sleep tight ... Mum was always very supportive in my card making and I made all her cards so couldn't let her go without one last one

we just have the funeral to get through now ... that is Tuesday ... please wish us well my dear friends

hope you all have a good week xx

sleep tight dear Mum - last card

insert for Mum

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My darling Mum ... R I P

Oh my goodness some very sad news my dear friends ... my darling Mum has lost her fight for life
she passed away last Friday in hospital ... we were at her bedside and had time to say goodbye

Here is a photo of her with her sister(who passed away 2 years ago) the photo was taken four years ago ... Mum is on the right and her sister Fay was over on a holiday from her home in New Zealand ... Mum also has a twin sister Pearl who is still with us ...

I have lit a candle in her memory ... and put another in my side bar ...

its early days yet and I still can't believe I will never see her again ... tears are welling all the time ... she will always be in my thoughts and prayers but for now she is walking hand in hand with my darling Dad and sister Gail  ........................RIP dear Mum

Saturday, 29 March 2014

mothers day cards

hello my little friends ... hope you are having a great weekend ... what a beautiful day ... really warm
we have had our mothers day today (Saturday) because we want to be "AT HOME" tomorrow for our own boys to visit ... we decided Mum really didnt know what day it is anyway ... and we took her in lots of lovely goodies ...

here are the two cards ... first one is for my dear Mum and the second one is for another dear Mum ... my mother in law ...

sorry couldnt scan the cards coz they would not lay flat so had to use the camera on my phone and they have not come our terribly well

ho hum eh ?? .................. hope you all have a good mothers day

card for my lovely Mum

card for my lovely mother in law

insert for my lovely Mum

Sunday, 23 March 2014

a little hello card

hello my dear blogging friends ... hope you have had a lovely weekend ... I am a bit late with my blog hopping today ... had Grace and Ollie for the day coz Daddy in Italy for a golfie conference and Mummy been working all night ... wow busy lives they lead ...

so glad we are retired lol

anyway managed to make a little cutie card ... the image came from here

a little hello card 

thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a great week ... off to have a look at some of your marvellous creations ...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

thank you for the wedding invite

just had to make a little card for my nephew and bride to be ... they are getting married in July ... have just received the invite to the wedding and wanted to pop a little card in the post ... it is a pre-wedding day card if you know what I mean lol

the little circles on the left insert are stamped with "delight" and "happy" but you cant really ready it ... sorry

hope you are all having a great week ... and thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my cards below ... it means a lot ... hope I got back to you all xx

thank you card 

insert for thank you card 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

ok here is the post you have all been waiting for lol

this is the post I have promised you ... the first card is showing you the blank card sets I got from TKMax ... the card is already punched with thank you ... you get the strip of words and the little hearts in the kit ... the other cards I made using either my hand made toppers or my home made backing papers

love to hear what you think ... thank you for stopping by

cards I bought from TKMax not hard to make lol ... 

made this card using my hand made backing paper

made this card using my hand made topper

made this card using my hand made topper

and this one was using my hand made backing paper

sorry about the photos ... could not find my leads to connect to the pc so had to photograph the cards and email them to myself lol ... still I got there in the end ...

hope you are all having a great  week ...

Sunday, 9 March 2014

had little play this afternoon

shop bought bow ties

 had a little play this afternoon ... because when I went to hobbycraft the other day I got a few little bargains in a dump bin ... they are called "bow ties " and were only £2 for three

but it got me thinking ... I could make my own

so that has been my challenge this afternoon ...

dont know if I will ever use any of them on a card ... lol

but it was fun
sandys hand made bow ties
what have you all been up to today ?
hope you have had a fun weekend ... weather was beautiful here ... should have been out in the garden but rather be playing in my craft room ...

have a great week

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

a few little cards from me

hi my lovely friends ... what a super day weather wise today ... hope you all enjoyed a bit of sunshine too ...
I had a little shopping trip this morning then popped in to see dear Mum in the nursing home ooo sooo sad.
then home to have a little play ...

hope you like my cards ... thank you for stopping by and have a good rest of the week

Monday, 3 March 2014

two little easter cards

it is an awful day here sooo wet and windy ... so not going far ... so thought I would have a little play  ... just wanted to show you a couple of little easter cards ... these are made using the bunny digi that is free from the lovely pink gem blog ... Janet is so kind and I love her lovely digis ... please take a lookie her ...

Monday, 24 February 2014

my leather look toppers ... just having a play

oh my goodness I have had a great afternoon ... been making faux leather bits ... going to turn them into a topper ... when I get time ... so please watch this space ...

any way thought I would upload them to show you how easy it is ... I first saw it on Sue's blog ... particraft ... and thought I would give it a go ... here is the link

the green and brown ones are done with tim holtz distress ink and the pink and gold ones are done with ink it up and embossing powder ... I am very pleased with the first two ... but don't like the second two so much but it was fun ...  I know Sheena does it too with glycerine but have not tried that one yet ... 

thank you for popping by ... have a go its really simple

Saturday, 22 February 2014

dare to be different

Hi there my crafty little friends ... just wanted to share a trio of cards ... love this little image ... so tried her out in different colours ... not sure which is my favourite ... what do you think ??

hope the sun is shinning where every you are it is a beautiful day down her in Waterlooville ...

off to have a little hop about ... thanks for stopping by have a great weekend ...

pretty in pink

bold in green 

just plain black 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

a couple of little cards for my dear sister

my dear sister is going for a hand op ... carpel tunnel ... so sending her a little jokie card to cheer her up and then a get well soon card for when the op is done ...

she loves London so I thought I would use some of my Portobello goodies ...

the verses are from here

I can usually find just what I am looking for on this site ...

thanks for looking ... its tgif tomorrow ... where did that week go !! sorry for all of you who have been on half term with the kids ... its a shame when it goes so quick ... especially if you had lots of jobbies to get done lol

the insert for the London card reads

To my dear sissie
Lie back and relax,
That's the order of the day,
Forget what's going on at work,
You'll still get all your pay,
For now is just the time,
To think of getting well,
So just chill out, relax,
You'll soon be feeling swell.
Loads of Love


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

a couple of birdcages ...

wow I have had a great afternoon playing in my craft room ... hubby is watching a cowboy dvd that he got for christmas ... so I know I will not be interrupted lol

I won these birdy bits a while back and I am so sorry but I can't remember who sent them to me ... but thank you who ever you are ... I love them but have not had time to use them

anyway the peachie one I have actually stamped the bird and sentiment back with some words using a tim holtz ink pad ... a bit sort of shabby if you know what I mean ... it has not come out very clear ... but is just how I wanted it ...

not sure which is my favouritist one ...

thanks for popping by