Thursday, 29 November 2007


Second post in two days!!!

I have managed to make boxes today for some Christmas cards that should have been made weeks ago. Still very plain at the moment but I will do something with them in the next few days.

Found out this evening that Caitlyn is allergic to penicillin. She came home from school compaining that she was very itchy, when I had a look, her skin seemed to be on fire. She was red on her torso, neck, arms and her legs. So I rang the doctors and managed to get an appointment at 5.30pm. The doctor confirmed that she is now allergic to penicillin - even thought she has been given it before on numerous occasions (over the past 9 years). So she now has ERYTHRODEN for her tonsils and she was given CETIRIZINE for the rash. So hopefully she will be alright now.

The little one Avie is looking very sorry for herself at the moment. The chicken pox seems to have stopped spreading now, but her hands and backs of her legs look terrible. The spots are very large and some have started to weep now. She is being really really good and managing not to scratch them - I couldnt.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007


Good Reason Though.

Haven't been around much as both my kids have been off school ill. The eldest Caitlyn has got Tonsillitis but I have sent her back to school this morning and the youngest Avie has got Chicken Pox. She hasn't been ill with it, but her skin is in a right mess. She suffers from eczema pretty badly and the Chicken Pox has flared up on top of her eczema. Her arms, hands, legs are the worst and she also has it on her face. She is doing pretty well up to now and managing not to scratch the chicken pox but I feel so sorry for her.

I might try and get some crafty stuff made today if I get the chance - fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007


Rudolf With Your Nose So Bright

Had a little play about last night because as usual there was nothing on telly to watch.

This was my 2nd attempt at this card, as on the first one I used a metallic paper for the nose and you could see the glue underneath it, so here is my 2nd try. Still not happy with it as the nose still needs to be a bit more rounder if you know what I mean - but hey ho will give it another go tonight. The antlers fold down inside the card for posting.

I used:
Brown & Red Card - LCS
Red Glitter - LCS
Eyes - Quickutz Name Plate & Circles
Bowl to cut around
Antlers modelled off the Quickutz Reindeer Head Die

Friday, 16 November 2007


I made this card tonight for the little girl at our corner shop who will be 2 tomorrow. She is very much into pink as her mum keeps telling me - I think she was hinting.
The thing is I do find it hard to do cards for kids - and I have to admit I don't make them for my own kids, I always buy them from the shops (naughty me). I know kids cards should be easy but I really do struggle.

I used
Card - Bazzill from Capture The magic
Image - Dovecraft 6x6 Baby Paper Pack - LCS
Buttons - Market
Glitter - LCS
Punch - LCS

I decoupaged the image and added glitter to the wings and the cloud, then mounted it on to the bazzill card and edged the card with the glitter. I used a circle punch and sewed the buttons onto the circle and attached it to the card using foam pads. Used another bit of bazzill across the bottom half of the card and some more buttons.

The verse inside the card reads - HIP HIP HOORAY, BIRTHDAY CHEERS TO YOU, TODAY IS SPECIAL, BECAUSE YOU ARE TWO! - which I got off the internet ages ago.

Thursday, 8 November 2007


Some cards

Here are some crimbo cards that I have been making. I am just loving the snowman paper.

All of the cards are concertina style. I used:

Basic Grey Fruit Cake - Frosty/Maraschino Cherry
Dovecraft - Tis The Season Paper Pack
Other Papers - LCS (no makers name)
Bazzill Card - Ladybug, Bubble Blue
Ribbons - LCS and Market
Ultra Fine Art Glitter - LCS Irise-Crystal
Ink - Anna Griffin Chocolate, Crimson
Verse - Internet


I took these pictures last night from my back garden. The Sky was amazing! The colours were so vibrant (pictures don't do it any justice). As soon as I seen it I grabbed the camera to get these shots. Ain't Mother Nature Amazing?
Have to say it's a completely different story today we have just had a downpour and we lost the Sky signal it was that bad. There is blue sky on the way though can see it from my daughters bedroom window.


I'm back - naughty me haven't blogged again! Where does all the time go? Just been so busy lately and not managed to get on here to do anything.

First off here are piccies of my 2 daughters on Halloween - youngest as a ghost pirate (I was determined she would get more use out of this outfit) and the eldest as a psycho doctor - that was her description not mine. Both of them did really well with all the treats they got and I am being honest - I did pinch a few of them yummy!

The 1st of November was also Caitlyns Monster Mash Disco at school where she dressed the same but her description changed to Zombie Doctor. Found some really cool tatoos of wounds and stuck one on her head with some fake skin and added lots of yellow, green, blue and black face paint. Then I splattered her with fake blood. She was so happy, she was voted the grossest (sp?) at the disco.

Sunday, 4 November 2007


I got a call on Friday from my LCS to let me know that my card (made it a few weeks ago see earlier blog) had won their card making competition. I was so chuffed :)

The prize was a Craft Storage Box with 18 Anita's Stamps, 2 Whisper Ink Pads, Pack of Gel Pens, 2 packs of Cards & Envelopes, 3D Sticky Pads, 4 Packs of Outline Stickers and a pack of Whispers Square layering templates. (Sorry I cant post a pic of the prize but still no batteries).