Thursday, 29 May 2008

Well, I have been really naughty today! I just couldn't resist buying another couple of the new Magnolia Tilda stamps.

These stamps, if you haven't heard of them before, are really big at the moment. Of course, I blame one of my team mates on UKScrappers for getting me hooked in the first place. Naming no names but I think you know who you are - Tracey - oops!

Anyway, I really shouldn't buy anything else this month unless it is for my holiday and I still need a pair of sandals. As my birthday falls while I am away I was going to have money off my DOH to spend whilst away then my car needed two new tyres so they are now my present, still I think I have actually made on that one as they were £70 each.

I am hoping the Basic Grey magnetic clasps will be there when I get home tonight so I can finish of an ATC folder I have made. No pictures of it yet, but will download them once I have sent it off to it's new home.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Holiday Countdown

Can't believe that in just over 3 weeks we will be in Austria again. It has come round so quickly and there are now just 3 weekends before we go - eeek! The beautiful chalet at the top of the page is where we are going to be staying and I just can't wait. We have decided to buy a Camcorder, something I have wanted for a long time, so this year we will be able to capture the beauty of Austria more easily as a still photograph just can't quite capture it. We have been going for many years now but never tire of it, from the moment I step off the plane it makes my spirits soar. We normally fly into Salzburg but are flying into Germany this year as the times are much better. My Partner will be taking his laptop away with him (for work) so I am hoping to get on every day - watch out for the "Cake of the Day" - they are very big on cakes in Austria and they eat them in style, there is nothing like it in this country. From the huge glass counters filled with every gateau imaginable to the waitresses in their national costume, the marble and the chandeliers it is another world. I can still remember two particular cakes I had last year - sad I know! and will definitely be having them again this year.

Monday, 26 May 2008


Now I have started uploading I can't stop, but I think that is enough for tonight.


Well I have done the cats and the cards so here are the cakes!

I saw a card recently containing a stamped image of a woman sitting on a cake. At first I thought it was two separate images put together and then spent ages looking for the stamp! When I found the stamp and realised it wasn't just the cake I decided to draw one. Well, once I had drawn one I couldn't stop! but at least I have made 3 cards using some of the cakes. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folders for the Tag and the two circles and the Wizard scallop circle dies. The flowers on the top card are a Penny Black stamp. The dotty paper was a free download and the "Celebrate" was cut using my Cricut.


Another couple of digital lo featuring Willow, I love the photo of her sat looking out of the window and want to make a paper lo using the same photo when I get round to it.


These lo's are all feature Toby, the top two are both digital and think the second one is one of my favourites.


Occasionally I do some scrapbooking as well, not as often as I would like, but that is mainly because my desk is normally so cluttered that I don't have space to lay down a piece of 12 x 12 card! I have also dabbled in Digital Scrapping, but again, not for a long time. When I look at other people's digital lo's they have come a long way since I did mine, but I will show them to you anyway.

These are two lo of my dearly departed Tabby - Eric. He was a stray that chose to live with us and we had him for many years. He died 2 years ago and my garden seems really empty without him. He was such a happy cat and always glad to see us. He would come trotting across the garden when you got home and on picking him up he would put his paws round my neck and rub head head over my face. Just thinking about him makes me smile I just wish he were still will us, but he had a wonderful life and so I am thankful that he chose us and we didn't let him down. The other cats also thought the world of him, especially Oscar who would pester the life out of him but Eric was so patient with him and never ever nasty.

Friday, 23 May 2008

A new baby card.

A get well card for a friend.

The card below was made for my Big Sister. There is a rather soppy poem on the tags which pull out and the poem flows from tag to tag. This is the front and the box I made for it.

The inside
The right hand fold

Well, I think that is enough to be going on with for today. I hope if you do happen on to my Blog you will come back now and again to see what new.


Here are some cards I made quite a while ago, thought I would put them on in case anyone actually looks at my blog so they have something to look at.

This is Willow, also a Birman. She is a little sweetie most of the time but get's very annoyed with the boys if they start playing rough. She loves to sit on you and knead you and purrs away whilst doing it. She can be very noisy, especially when she is hungry and she will sit on the worktop when you are putting her food out and will bite your sleeve if you aren't doing it quickly enough.

So, now you have seen all three of my beautiful cats and you will see a lot more of them in the future.

This is Toby my beautiful Birman boy. Isn't he gorgeous, I could look at that face all day. He is quite a softy and loves to follow me round like a little dog, he also has a habit of nipping you, noses, chin's, legs, nothing is safe, I don't know why he does it. He loves to chase round the house after Willow and Oscar. He is scared of anything and everything though which I find sad, he will run off when you change the bin bag and if you get something out of the cupboard that he hasn't seen before you won't see him for dust. Fortunately he does enjoy being brushed!.


This is Oscar, he is a British Shorthaired Golden Tipped. His favourite words are Fridge, Prawn, Chicken and Turkey and just the mention of any of these and his ears prick up and he heads into the kitchen to sit in front of the fridge. If you are in the kitchen he is forever trying to herd you to the fridge and will paw at it if you don't open the door and give him something.
He hates being brushed and being told off, he is really loving and soft when he wants something but if you try to move him or tell him off he can be quite scary!
I will tell you more about Oscar in the future and also my other two cats, Willow and Toby.
Crafting was probably the worse hobby I could have chosen. I admit that I am a hoarder anyway and in crafting you are always told never to throw anything away so that was like the proverbial red rag to a bull. To make matters worse I can create clutter just by walking into a room so my craft room looks like it has been ransacked! Every now and again when my actual workspace has reached the size of a 6 x 6 card I clear the desk but within a couple of crafting sessions I am back to square one.

My long suffering hubby never says a word, even though it is like an obstacle course to get from the door to the wardrobe and only once has he ever said "haven't you got enough rubber stamps"?

I don't think I have a particular style but I will let you decide once I have uploaded some card samples, that is if anyone has a look.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

This could possibly end up being the most boring blog in the world! Plus I don't know what I am doing so you will have to bear with me for now.

I think the content will be fairly self explanatory, and hopefully a bit more interesting once I put some photos on, if I can fathom how to do it that is.