Thursday, 22 May 2008


Sorry I'm a bad blogger at the mo - but been a tad busy these past few days.

Yesterday I was at a funeral of an old colleague and friend who I worked with at the local newspaper. She was such a lovely, bubbly lady and to be taken at the age of 53 just doesn't seem right! The funeral yesterday was very reminiscent of my mums nearly 6 years ago (my mum was only 52 when cancer took her from us) so as you can understand I found it very hard. But, I also got to meet up with quite a few work colleagues who I haven't seen for a few years now - and it was lovely to do a bit of catch up (even under the certain circumstances).

On A Lighter Note...
Here is a LITTLE ADDRESS BOOK that I finished on Tuesday to match the birthday book in the previous post. I nipped to my LCS on Monday hoping to get another sheet of the lovely paper that I had used, but I must have got the last sheet on Saturday (sigh) as they didn't have any more. I just had enough left to cover the front and back pages of this, but I have used a different paper for the inside front and back covers.

The paper is by K&Co from LCS (just love their papers at the moment), and, once again used my Bind-It-All. The wires are from Cutting Edge Crafts (great prices, no p&p and excellent delivery).

I stamped the letters using my Studio G Alphabet Stamps. The pages inside were done on my computer. The lovely spotty ribbon is from my dad and the rest from LCS and market.

My hubby has said I should do a few sets of these (ready for Christmas - WHAT!!!!) and he will take them into work as there are a few women who would buy them. CHRISTMAS - I want to have Summer first LOL!!!!

Sunday, 18 May 2008


Finally back - have you missed me???? :)

Sorry i have been away but the problem with my broadband was a loose connection on one of the wires. My friend fixed it for me (thankyou) so here I am.

I have also had no mojo for making anything - well until yesterday that is, when I got this lovely paper from my LCS. I enjoyed making the birthday book last week that I thought I would do another one (I do love the Bind-It-All).

The paper is by K & Co (double sided) and i just love it - only problem is that I used nearly a full 12 x 12 sheet to make this - it just means I will have to get some more ;). I cut a small brown envelope and attached it to the inside front cover so that stamps could be kept. I also used my Studio G Alphabet Stamps.

Inside the 'book', each month has 3 sheets of record cards to put peoples names and birthdays. I attached the pencil using a strip of brown card which was then attached to the back cover using a large Dovecraft Brad.

Some of the ribbons are from Singapore courtesy of my dad and also from my LCS.

So hopefully I will get back to making stuff :) And i suppose a little visit to my LCS tomorrow so I can get some more of the scrummy paper.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Thank you all for the lovely messages - my shoulder is a lot better now! I think the nice hot weather we have been having has helped a lot.

Now the reason I havent been 'blogging' is that my broadband has been playing up - so I have nipped onto my friends just to let you all know I'm still about and OK! I have a friend coming later to have a look at it for me, so fingers crossed all will be well.

Thursday, 8 May 2008


Sorry I haven't been around, but I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder on Tuesday - and I haven't been able to make anything. :( It has been really painful - even trying to use my scalpel has been murder.

But today the pain has eased a bit - I think sitting in the sun has helped (woohoo nice weather at last). I have so much to get done (cards for starters) - but they will have to wait.

So, going to get off as I have started running a nice hot bath with plenty of bubbles. So catch you all later. xxx

Sunday, 4 May 2008


What a very slow day today has been!

Hubby took the eldest out with one of the dogs for a walk to the market today and the youngest stayed in with me, as her asthma hasn't been to good today. The weather has been horrible, and this last hour we have had some heavy rain and some thunder. But the sky seems to be getting lighter now so hopefully no more rain!

So today 'just to do something' I made myself a birthday book using my Bind-It-All. I just love this little machine - best £30.00 I spent. I am so determined to get plenty of use out of it - I better, as my Quickutz and Cuttlebug rarely see the light of day these days. I only ever get them out if i need some letters or embossed backgrounds doing.

Front, back and inside covers were covered in K&Co paper from LCS. I got the ribbons when we went to Florida in 2006.

I used some Record Cards from local stationers and trimmed them down to the size I wanted. The little envelope is for me to keep stamps in. I also made dividers from DCVW card stack.

I printed the Months out using my computer and cut them to fit. I didn't want a really big book so I have 2 months on each divider. The last divider is for other special dates like anniversaries etc.

So I have no excuse now to miss any ones birthday! :)

Friday, 2 May 2008


This Fridays dare is AD-dicted...
Hello peeps! Lythan here. We are loving all the card creations that you have been sharing with us this week. It is good to see so many people as addicted to challenges as we are! The next Dare is all about being AD-dicted.
I want you to browse the tv and magazines for advertisments and use them as inspiration. It might be the format, the colours, the products, the slogan - whatever floats your boat. Remember you can do this anytime, any place, anywhere as long as you link it to this blog in the usual way!

Well I really struggled with this one - so many great adverts out there but putting them down as a card or layout was tough. So in the end i went with a ATC. Now it has been a couple of years since i made one of these little bits of 'art' and I'm still not sure if it works with the advert I chose.
Alice In Tokyo is one of my favourite adverts!! Love the style of layout and I just love the Blue - so thats where my 'inspiration' came from.
Now my favourite colour is Blue - maybe its because I wore a lot of girly colours when I was younger (curse of the pink pedal pushers - remember them), I don't know! And now I am such a Tomboy even now, and I'm 36 (cough cough)!! Lol.
Excuse the colour of the photos - you would think i used a blue filter!
I used Blue for the tissue paper, mulberry paper, sequins, beads, micro-beads and glitter. I also used my QK's to cut out the letters and the heart. Which I covered in glitter!