Thursday, 9 April 2015

An Update....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

I just thought I'd pop by to say 'Hello' and 'I am still here!'...honest and the house (fingers-crossed) is getting there!!!!.....

The bedroom is finished....the bathroom is finished....the living room is finished....Brogan's room is finished...the utility room is finished and my craft room is 'Finished'.....we have nearly finished the kitchen-diner and the hall is nearly there. The furniture which has been in storage arrives back next week and the rubbish skips arrive at the weekend....

I am sick of the dust....I am sick of painting....I am sick of B&Q but the end is in sight.....At Last!!!!

Things are on hold at the moment though, for me at least as I stood on a nail at the weekend and am somewhat incapacitated and I am still at mum's but hope to move in, in the next few weeks....

We have had a few weekends away, I have done lots of reading and am learning to knit.....but I am itching to get back in the craft room.

We went to Twickenham to see my boys play in the Six Nations....what a treat...as many of my friends are aware Rugby Union is another of my passions...

England V Italy

February 14th 2015

47 - 17


Us Before Kick-Off


Me And Brogan 


The Anthems




Right Who's Got The Ball Then!!!!


The Victory Walk

No photos of the actual match as I was too busy yelling my head off....as usual.

I will pop back soon to show you how I am progressing with the knitting and hopefully to show some photos of my latest creative project....my new home!


I will try to pop round your blogs soon.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy your day. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Still Here....Not Much Crafting Though!

Good afternoon everyone.

I hope you are all well.

If anyone is still looking at my blog....then 'Thank You'...... for sticking with me and being so patient.

It seems such a long time since I last posted anything but things are still busy with the house....so there isn't any crafting taking place at the moment.....but lots of hard work.....

I'm also still at mum and dad's but I'm hoping to be moving in to my new home at the end of the month.....

The whole house has now been plastered and our wardrobes have been fitted in our room. The bathroom is almost complete and the craftroom is coming together at long last. 

On Thursday the wood burner was fitted in the kitchen/diner/sitting room and I love it....it's just perfect. 

Not finished just yet....but....almost there!



Just a spot of plastering and we can paint and then lay the floors.....Just need to finish the fire in the main living room and a marathon painting job...then all the furniture can come back out of storage. Phew!!!

We are on first name terms with the staff at B&Q. 

The Fibromyalgia is playing up but I'm coping rather well.....actually.

So as you can see crafting has had to take a back seat.....although I have joined two classes.....one to learn to crochet and another to learn to knit properly......This was part of my New Year's Resolutions....the only ones I have managed to keep.

I have also managed to read quite a lot in the evenings as I haven't been sleeping too well and have started to record what I have read so far in 2015 in the sidebar....I have to admit that trying to read more was also another New Year's Resolution I made and I'm managing to keep up with that....for now!

Anyway must get on. Things to do.

I will try to pop round your blogs soon.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Enjoy your evening. 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Year...New Start!

Good evening everyone.

I hope you are all well and that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Well I have to apologise for my long absence....the reason....

I moved house a week before Christmas....Yes I know great timing but New Year....New Start...New Home....and lots to do....so I'm afraid I have my DIY hat on right now and not my crafting hat. My new craft room is coming together slowly but most things are still packed away in boxes as I'm living between my parents house and my new home with my partner....but we're getting there....

Anyway here is the last card I made prior to packing up my beloved craft room...

A very simple Christmas card....




This was another easy make using my favourite images from one of the Lili Of The Valley Art Pads. I added paper and Mirri card from my stash and a lovely shiny snowflake decoration that I picked up in the January sales last year. I completed my card by adding pearls from The Hobby House, a computer generated sentiment and lots of sparkly Stickles to add some frosty bling....


I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend.


I hope you are able to bear with me until my new craft room is up and running

and

I would like to wish you all 

A Very Happy and Peaceful New Year.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Friends.....

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Today I have a very quick Christmas card to share....


Please forgive the dreadful photograph....it's the awful light and I couldn't get a decent photo....no matter what I did. 

The image is a Christmas Warren Rabbit Die Cut Topper from Craftwork Cards that I have had for years....I don't even think they are available anymore....anyway I found them in a drawer and I'm on a mission to try and use up as much of my stash as possible....

The green starry card was also in the same drawer. I added lots of Stickles for added sparkle (although not clearly visible in this pic) some pearls and a computer generated sentiment and my simple card is complete.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Winter Walkies...

Hello everyone.

I hope you are well.

This is a very quick post as it's very late....and I've had a busy day....shopping!!!

I have a Christmas card to share...

Luckily I haven't had to make many Christmas cards this year as I seem to have amassed quite a stash of them over the last year or so while I was on two Christmas challenge design teams....




This was a nice easy make using one of my favourite images from one of the Lili Of The Valley Art Pads. I added paper and Mirri card from my stash and a lovely shiny snowflake decoration that I picked up in the January sales....I knew they would come in handy one day!!! I completed my card by adding pearls from The Hobby House, a computer generated sentiment and lots of sparkly Stickles to add some frosty bling.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.



Saturday, 22 November 2014

Beaded Santa...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a wonderful day....I was incredibly spoilt by my lovely family and friends. I went to Harrogate for the day with my parents, daughter and two friends...and we attended The Knitting And Stitching Show.

 I have been going to this show every year since way before Brogan was born some 19 years ago.....and I love it. I have to say this year I enjoyed it more than ever. I spent too much as always and bought lots of new bits and pieces and now have lots more projects to add to my never ending list of things to do......

I was also lucky enough to met up with the lovely and very talented Catherine and her Mother in Law....it was so nice to meet Catherine in person after following and admiring her work on her blog for so long....we had a lovely chat and I had a perfect day....

At the start of the year I made a promise to myself to complete as many of my UFO's as I could. I have to say I have not kept up with my promise but I am working on it....and here is a completed beaded/cross stitched Santa Christmas tree decoration to go with the other three I have finished an age ago....

Beaded Santa ~ No. 4


And Here Are The Others...


I have two more to complete but I know there are others in this series so I may be adding a few more to the 'To Finish' list......


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Catkins...

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all well.

It's cold, wet and miserable here today....a typical November day I suppose but perfect for staying in and doing a spot of crafting....did I actually say that....Yes I did!!! Well we'll see what happens!!!

Today I have a card to share that I made for my niece Charlie who's birthday it was yesterday.




I chose this sweet image called Catkins from one of the Lili Of The Valley Coloured Art Pads....I used various die cuts to create my card and added these gorgeous flowers that I picked up in Horncastle when we visited a month or so ago.....I love the colours of these flowers and they were still sat on my craft desk and so became the inspiration for my card. I finished off by adding pearls from The Hobby House and lots of Stickles to the little fairies wings and some Liquid Pearls dotted around the image.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:~

Crafting For All Seasons ~ # 90 ~ Birthdays
Robyn's Fetish  ~ # 238 ~ Things With Wings


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I really do appreciate your visits and lovely, encouraging comments.

Have a lovely day. 


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