Tuesday, 29 September 2009

I'm back !!

For those of you that may be wondering where I have been for the last few weeks I have been catching up with boring old stuff since the kids have gone back to school and college. Last week my hubby took a week off so we went out a lot in the days and evenings so I have not had much time for crafting although I have managed to squeeze in a few card orders I had received.

My lovely hubby Barry drove me to up Ally Pally on Saturday and he then took himself and my youngest into London to take a look around the museums leaving me to spend the day at the craft show. Spent too much as always!!

I am hoping to get back into a routine now the kids are out all day so that I can make more cards and start getting back into entering some challenges, I must have missed loads.

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Hubby asked me to russle up a 40th Anniversary Card today

I haven't been making any cards for a couple of weeks, I'm still trying to get things straight since the kids went back to school and college so was very surprised when hubby asked me to just russle up a card for one of his employees 40th wedding anniversary but preferably something different!! Typical of a man, everything requested at the very last minute !

Anyway here is what a russled up, its a bookatrix card that I have made, I haven't done many these for a while. The butterflies are cut and embossed using the Cuttlebug butterfly combo set, the 40 is cut from Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet and the gold heart is cut from a Sizzix large heart original die. Ribbon and roses are from hobbycraft.

I have made a handmade box and wrapped the card in gold tissue paper before putting in the box and hopefully hubby will deliver it in one piece tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend, I haven't logged onto blogger for a while so sorry if I have not left any comments on your cards as I haven't seen them yet but will aim to catch up and have a peek at what you have all be upto recently. Thanks for looking x

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Its my daughter Hayleys 18th birthday today !

My lovely daughter Hayley is 18 today, Happy Birthday Hayley! I cannot believe where the last 18 years have gone. My lovely friend Tina who I met through Jewellery classes has made her a beautiful cake which should be a complete surprise and we are taking her to her favourite Indian restaurant tonight where we are decorating the table with helium balloons, confetti etc and hopefully they will surprise her with the cake after we have all eaten. I will take a photo of the cake when she is not around and will add it to this post later, Tina has done a fantastic job of it and best of all there are thorntons chocolates on the top! Thanks for looking x
Amended to add photo of her cake

My Birthday Goodies

Here are the lovely crafting goodies my family bought me for my birthday last week, I can't wait to use them but will have to wait a while longer. My hubby and I used to share a study/craft room that we made in our garage but with all my crafting bits he was ending up with less and less room he he so for the last week we have had a DIY friend in to add extra room so hubby ends up with his own study and I get to keep the study/craft room we currently have as just my craft room, it might help me to find things as I can be a bit more organised. Thanks for looking x