Thursday, 30 September 2010

It's been a while again

I just can't believe how quickly September has flashed by, only another 3 weeks and it will be half term.

As you know I have been part of a team on UKS since January and have enjoyed my time with a group of lovely ladies, but of late I have found it hard work to always contribute to challenges and didn't always have the time to go on to chat. So last week I came to the decision to leave the Crafty Magpies. Although this wasn't an easy decision to make I know I have made the right decision for me. I am so enjoying making cards especially using the Magnolia stamps, and almost feel as though I have come full circle as that is were I started almost 20 years ago, I would save my pocket money to buy them which at that stage were quite expensive. I'm still learning, and have along way to go to get them looking spot on but I'm generally liking my finished cards, which I guess is the main thing.

I made this card using the sketch over on the Magnolia website, but I'm not that brave enough to post it on there yet. I have to say a big thank you to Deb Hickman who let me stamp this lovely Tilda bunny months ago but I have only just got round to colouring them in!! I guess Deb that it's you that has got me hooked onto these sweet stamps. haha

It's my Mum's Birthday tomorrow (21 again Mum!!) and made this card for her. I made it with a slightly bigger card and I'm really happy with the way it's turned out. I'm so looking forward to tomorrow as Mum and Dad are coming up to spend the weekend with us. I haven't managed to share Mum's Birthday with her for years so it will be a lovely. On Saturday as a special treat we are off to the NEC to the Dollshouse Fair.

This is another layout that I have managed to create last week. I have got loads of photos from the summer to work through and this October Afternoon paper is just perfect.

I feel so relaxed with my crafting at the moment and it's great that I can do what I want when I want, I have started a cross stitch kit to, it's relaxing to sit here of an evening stitching until my eyes can do no more. My Mum has started to make Charlotte a hand stitched quilt using all Cath Kidston material which I know is going to be just beautiful, I hope to see it really soon and will post a picture really soon.

Anyway thanks for listening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care

Friday, 17 September 2010

This and That

Again the weeks have just flown by, I can't believe that Charlotte has done her second week at school. She has amazed me again, she has settled into school life really well, when the school bell rings she lines up and walks in, doesn't give me a second glance which is just great. I can't believe how quickly she is growing up and has lost yet another tooth.

Here she is all gappy!!

Managed to create this layout using the new Cosmo Cricket papers, the little pixies were just perfect for this photo.

We are off to my friends wedding tomorrow and I'm so looking forward to seeing her and sharing her special day with her. Last weekend we went shopping, Charlotte chose a new dress with some silver shoes, she really is changing as she would never have worn a dress a year ago. It was so nice to wander around the shops looking at accessories to go with her dress. I will post some photos from the wedding next week.

I made this card and to be honest it hasn't really turned out how I planned but I'm sure she will like it. The flag book I made her to remember her hen night by was a real hit.

I have also created this layout, using the new October Afternoon papers, I just couldn't resist them as they were seaside theme they were just perfect to use with all the summer photos I have to scrap. This photo was taken in Hastings down by the fishing boats, Charlotte was only to happy to pose with her Grandad.

I will leave you with this photo I took from our back garden on Sunday evening. If you look closely you can see it's a double rainbow.

Thanks as always for popping by.


Monday, 6 September 2010

Back to school....

for Charlotte today. Here she is in her new pinafore dress that I never thought she would wear, just goes to show how they can change in a year. I assume that her first day back went okay, she didn't really tell me much, apparently this is fairly common in children. I really missed her today and really enjoyed having her off for 6 weeks, if I'm honest I didn't really want her to go back but she had to go, so back to the old routine.....

I'm enjoying making cards at the moment and I do feel they are improving. This one I made for my Mum last week.

This one is my favourite, think I might have to make another one of these.

Just love the Magnolia's. A few new stamps have just fallen into my basket!!!

This mini flag book I made for my friend Suzanne to remember her Hen night by. I think I may have to make another one as I really enjoyed making it from scratch. I made one back in February at the Scrapagogo day event in Coventry.

I done mine slightly different as the previous one I made we used playing cards.

Need to put Charlotte to bed now.