Friday, 18 May 2012


Morning All
First of all can I say thank you so much for all your support and wonderful comments .. we, as a family, have been truly overwhelmed
Daniel is doing well .. he completed his second cycle of chemo on Wednesday and has one more to go ... then he has an MRI scan on 8th June to hopefully tell us it's gone!!
He has had a few side effects .. mainly feeling really tired but generally "just getting on with life" - I can't begin to tell you how proud we are of him dealing with this the way he has ... he is just amazing!!
Right ... now to the freebie .. sort of lol
As I told you before .. I am going to be making cards to sell in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust ... here's my page if you want to have a look
Well ... for the first time in a while I sat down and designed some more sentiments this week ... all with a "Get Well" theme ready for when I start making my cards and I have decided to pop them on
SENTIMENTS 4 YOU - click here to donate
As the title says they are sort of a freebie ... all monies I make from the sale of this set will go straight to the Teenage Cancer Trust ... all my sets of sentiments are normally £1.99 but this set is JUST £1.00GBP all you need to do is click the donate button at the bottom of the post and paypal will automatically take £1.00 from you and I will send the set of sentiments to you
Here they are .....
I hope you have fun playing with them as much as I'm going to ... I'll will pop some pics on of the cards I make as and when I  make them :)
Once again thank you all so much for your support .. it means so much :)
catch up with you all soon

Monday, 30 April 2012


Afternoon All
Grab a cuppa ...this is a long post LOL
I thought you all deserved an explanation as to why I haven't been blogging
Unfortunately at the end of February we had some really bad news ... our 18 year old son Daniel has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (Cancer of the Lymph Nodes)
As you can imagine the news has devastated us ... for the past few weeks Daniel has been undergoing a battery of tests and scans and last week everything was confirmed ... he has stage 2 cancer and will need to undergo Chemotherapy.  He had his first dose last Wednesday and seems to be coping really well
He is being treated at University College Hospital in London and we have to go up there weekly for the next 6 weeks for his Chemotherapy. 
The good news is that the prognosis is good and hopefully when the treatment finishes he will be cured
As you can imagine the last thing I have felt like doing is crafting and it wasn't until this weekend that I actually started looking at blogs again and feeling like I wanted to do some crafting
The last few weeks have been awful and if it wasn't for the fantastic care Daniel is receiving I don't know what we would do ... the unit he is being treated at has been funded by TEENAGE CANCER TRUST and I decided that I wanted to do some fundraising to help this fantastic charity
I have decided to do two things ... I'm doing a sponsored slim and hope to lose 2stone in 3months ... I started last Wednesday (the day Daniel started his Chemotherapy) and am doing really well (I've lost 5lbs already) and have created a fundraising page for people to donate ... if you would like to donate please click on the link below or even if you don't donate pop over and have a look at the fantastic work they do and the amazing facilities where Daniel is being treated
They would be so grateful for any donations made and it's such a worthwhile charity
I have also decided that as and when I get back into crafting I will be selling the cards I make .. As I "blog" them there will be details on how to buy them ... all proceeds I receive will go straight to the charity as well
Well .. hopefully you are still with me LOL so thanks for taking the time to listen to me and I hope to be back blogging very soon
I'll leave you with a pic of me and my boy on his 18th birthday in December last year ...

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Morning all
Beautiful morning here in Essex :) I'm off out shopping with my daughter this morning so before I go I need to let you know that a new challenge starts at TOTALLY TILDA today :)
This time its all about .....
We need to see some die cuts and some punched out elements on your card ... easy peasy!!!
Here's mine ...

I've used a Martha Stewart PATP to make my cute little doiley, and Nellie Snellie punches for the flowers, the DP's are from a MME paper pad "Blink of an Eye", the fence, birdhouse and bird are all from the same Marianne Creatables die cut set .... love it!! I've coloured my Tilda with Promarkers for a change and ruffled some seam binding along the edge of her and finished off with pearls.  The ticket sentiment I bought at Ally Pally ages ago and forgot I had them - oops! ... I think they are by Creative Expressions :)
I hope you likey and thanks for stopping by ... don't forget to check out all the inspiration over at TOTALLY TILDA and then join us :)
Right ... must dash and get ready to go shopping :)
Catch up with you all soon

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Morning All
Told you I'd be back today with Hubby's birthday card ... had a fab evening together last night ... we went to a footie match ... yes I know what you are all thinking but I love football and don't go nearly often enough :)
Will definitely have to make the effort to go more it was fab!!
Anyway ... here's my card ....

This great image is from PRAIRIE FAIRY and is perfect for hubby as he loves Formula One :),  I added the sentiment to the image before I printed it out and then coloured with Copics and cut out with a nestie, I finished off with punched out buttons, a charm and some "chequered flag" ribbon :)
I would like to enter :
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Morning All
Well ... today is not only St Valentines Day but it is also my hubby's birthday :) so I have to make him two cards (not that I mind lol) ... so today I thought I'd show you his valentines day card and I'll pop back tomorrow with his birthday card :)
Here you go .....

This cute little mouse is from DIGISTAMP BOUTIQUE and I've coloured her with Copics, the "heart" card is from my stash and I've made a circle to highlight the date, the sentiment is one of mine - you can find it HERE and I've finished off with CARD CANDI and FLOWER RIBBONS both of which are available at my shop :) ... I might add he loved it!!
I would like to enter ...
so thanks for stopping by and a very Happy Valentines Day to you all :)

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Good Morning All
Hope you are well this morning ... I think the temperature is starting to rise here in Essex so hopefully this snow will disappear soon ... It's so pretty to look but not good to drive in lol
Anyway ... another challenge starts today over at TOTALLY TILDA and we are sponsored this time by the lovely Bron from SHOPBRON ... the winner of this challenge will win the very Tilda on my card below :)
and the theme this time ...
so dig out all those hat wearing Tildas and join in with the challenge ... check out my teamies for some fab inspiration :)
Here's mine .....

This is the gorgeous Koala Tilda all the way from SHOPBRON in Oz and I've coloured her with Copics, the paper is from a paper stack by Echo Park - Victoria Gardens, the tree is my new purchase from Memory Box ... just love it!! ...and I've added some punched out butterflies and finished off with pearls, the lace netting is from a bouquet of flowers I received this week (waste not, want not LOL) and the sentiment is one of mine from a set of 6 digital downloads LINE SENTIMENTS - EVERYDAY and I've printed it onto Letraset Safmat which then acts like a rub on :)
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by :)
I would like to enter :
Catch up with you soon :)

Friday, 10 February 2012


Evening All
I've had a busy few days crafting ... my hubby's birthday is on Valentines Day so I have to make birthday cards and a Valentine's one ... and on top of that I had a challenge card to do for this Sunday and then on Wednesday my Nephew and his girlfriend had a baby girl .. so I'm a Great Auntie .. again ... so I've been busy buying pressies for her and I thought I'd stop by and show you the card I made and the beautiful girl herself :)

This little cutie is from LILI OF THE VALLEY and I've coloured her with Copics, the paper is from an old stack by DCWV, I've finished off with gems and a bow :)
and here is a pic of the beautiful girl herself ...
xxx LEXY xxx
How gorgeous is she???
Right I'm off to cook tea now .. catch up with you all soon

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Morning All
Brrrr ... a very cold day here in Essex ... me thinks I'll stay in the warm and craft :)
Thought I'd stop by and show you a card I made for my friend DI .. her birthday was a week ago but I couldn't post it until now as I've only just seen her this weekend and gave it to her lol 
It was my birthday this weekend just gone as well and Di & me treated ourselves to an all day Scrapbook Crop with the lovely Jackie Da Silva - we had such fun .. scroll down for a piccie :)
Anyway here's the card I made her and I have to say I've just discovered SATURATED CANARY digi images .. they are gorgeous ... I will definitely be adding more of these to my collection :)

This little beauty is called WHISPY and I've coloured her with Copics, the DP is from Prima and I've glittered and embellished the flower corner, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is one of mine which will be available very soon when my new Digi Sentiment shop opens :)
I would like to enter :
Now ... as promised .. here's a pic of Di & me at the crop :)
Thanks for stopping by and catch up with you soon :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Morning All
Well ... we had lots of white stuff arrive during the night and I woke up to a very pretty scene in my garden this morning ...

our little Westie - Skye - bless her she "disappeared" in the snow what with her being white and small :)
Anyway ... on to my card ... It's my Great Nephew's 1st Birthday today and we was supposed to be going over to see him later but that's had to be cancelled now due to the weather :( .. but here's the card I made for him ..

I love this Mo Manning image .. just so cute ... he's called TEX and I've coloured him with a combination of Copics / Promarkers, cut out some nestie stars and added a sentiment to the middle .. it's one of mine from a set of 6 digital downloads - SPLIT CIRCLES - I've added a chipboard "1" and inked the edge, and a "Sheriff Star" charm to finish
I would like to enter :
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by .. catch you soon :)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Afternoon all
Well ... it is a sunny day here in Essex but boy is it cold ... brrrrrr!!
I'm indoors, nice and warm and snug doing some crafting ... Happy Days!!!
and finally I have made a card using those D'Arcys Diaries images I showed you a few days ago ..

I decided to keep it simple as the image is so lovely :) ..  this cutie is called "Key to my Heart" and I printed her onto Kraft card and coloured with pencils.  I used a Kraft card base and made a "lace doiley" with a Martha Stewart PATP, threaded some ribbon through and tied a bow, then finished off with some punched flowers.  The sentiment is one of mine and will be available soon at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU
I would like to enter :
Thanks for stopping by .. catch up with you soon

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Afternoon blogland :)
What a wet, cold and miserable day it is today here in Essex :( ... so I'm crafting :)
Thought I'd stop by and share with you a couple of New Home cards I've made ... hubby asked me to make them for two of his team who are moving house ... so here they are ... same - but different lol

They are both DIGISTAMP BOUTIQUE images - you get a set of three houses separately and three houses joined together and I've coloured them with Copics, matted and layered and used Martha Stewart punches on both and finished off with ribbon and card candi.  The sentiment is one of mine from a set of 6 - LINE SENTIMENTS - NEW HOME 
I've added them to the January Competition over at DIGISTAMP BOUTIQUE BLOG
Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by ... catch up with you soon


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