Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Grandma's Quilt...

Hope everyone had a fabby Christmas! Lots of fun was had here & yes ~ he loved the *tractor!!!!! {photo's will be added very soon}

The latest RibbonMad kit is on sale now & OMG it's delish! Anyone looking for the perfect ribbons to go with the Imaginisce Fairest of Them All pp's needs this kit!}
I'll leave you with some li'l peekies ~ head on over here to buy :)

*"How the flippin' heck did he fit that in his sleigh Mam?" asked the Little Horror on Christmas morning. Yes peeps, it's huge...

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

'twas the night before Christmas...

...& there's a huge {still unwanted} tractor in my living room...

I just had to come & thank everyone for the gorgeous cards, e~cards & emails I've received. I've been my usual pants self & barely managed to send anything & yes, I do still have presents to wrap...I have remembered to stick Nintendo's, camera's etc on charge this year though!

Biggest Chrimbo hugs to all, hope you all have something crafty waiting for you under the tree!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Walkin' in a winter wonderland...

It's the last CCT challenge of the year & there's an easy-peasy *Open Theme* for you all. We'll be back on January 8th with a new challenge, so you have plenty of time to get making ~ there's a yummy little stamp from DewDrop Crafts as a prize too!
I just had to sneak in another Christmas card, I think all I have left to make now are a couple of money holders for my nephews {hope so anyway!}.

Both of the Horrors schools have mini Carol concerts today so I'm off to practise my singing!

The little Horror has been banging on about a toy ride-on New Holland tractor ever since he picked up a brochure full of them at the Royal Welsh show. Anyone who knows about these things will tell you they cost only a little bit less than a real one. The exact one he fell in love with {he's been taking the brochure to bed with him every night since July.} has been sitting in my parents garage for a few weeks now. Yesterday he announced that he doesn't actually want one anymore because he loves his old one {which cost a tenner & is held together with bits of string}. He's even wrapped it up & stuck it under the tree.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Here comes Santa Claus...

So, my cards have all been posted, the *tree's up & Santa just made his **pre-Christmas Eve visit...I'm starting to get a little bit excited ;)

Tilda & Friends have a Christmas/New Year theme for this week ~ it's our last challenge of the year & we'd love you to join in so have a peek here :)

Happy Wednesday peeps!

*I have seen some stunning pictures of tree's popping up on everyone's blogs over the past few weeks ~ I would love one of those glittery, colour-co-ordinated beauties in my living room. However, the Horror's decorate ours every year ~ I put up the tree {which is a sight in itself, we've had it years & I can't bear the thought of throwing it away!}, give them the decorations box & leave them to it. They've outdone themselves this year, one poor branch has 6 baubles hanging off it, every glittery piece of cotton wool covered plastic they've brought home from school over the years is hanging on it, the top half isn't decorated cos they can't reach & do you know what? I love every unco-ordinated, tacky bit of it!...

**Every year the local RNLI boys bring Santa round for a little pre-Chrimbo visit. The fabby thing about living in such a tiny place is the fact that they know not only which houses have excited little children in them, but also the names of each & every one of those kids. The downside is that non-believing 8year olds can instantly recognise whoever's got the suit on this year...
"Come & have a chat with me Caleb" said the dude in red to the little Horror.
"Yeah, Cals, go & say hello to Pete" said the big Horror, with an evil, I'm too old for this look in his eye.
"It's not Pete" said the little Horror. "Only Santa's that fat."

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Toodles & Binks...

Here's the Toodles card I mentioned yesterday ~ only a quick post tonight as the little Horror's not too well & has decided I am to be his drink fetching, cuddle-giving, hot-water bottle providing slave for the night ~ bless him!

Hope everyone had a fantabulous weekend!

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Hmmmmm, it kinda hit me today that Christmas is really soon & I've done pretty much nothing... I've still got decorations to put up {just as soon as I've found them},a pile of cards to post {just as soon as I've made them} & presents to wrap {just as soon as I've brought them}...

So first up I made 2 little money holder cards for my nieces {they're pretty similar, so I'll only show you one!}. I'm not sure whether I'm constantly using this pp because I love it or because I rarely tidy up after myself, so it's always on my desk!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Toodles card ~ Happy Saturday!

Friday, 12 December 2008


Ooooops, late blogging these again...

First up is my CCT card ~ this week we want to see some Punchtastic creations, I used my new favourite SU spiral punch & my old favourite corner rounder {I'll not mention the other punch that was supposed to be on there that I somehow broke...}

Next is my Tilda & Friends ATC for this week. Frosty nights is the theme & I went for the super easy option of just one stamp ~ I was going to add a little chilly looking person, but then it would've looked exactly like last weeks!

Happy Friday!

Must just mention the big Horrors school play ~ he was an absolute star! All that 6am trumpet practise obviously payed off & if all else fails at least he'll be able to make a career for himself as a busker... ;)
However, as is usually the case, the little Horror {who isn't even in that school yet} totally stole the spotlight from everyone else. He sat throught the first half beautifully, but obviously couldn't contain himself for the second half & spent most of it whispering very loudly "Emlyn. Emlyn. EMLYN ~ DO YOU WANT A SWEET?" Not so bad you may think, but what if you I told you that Emlyn {AKA Mr. Jones} is actually the Headmaster...

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Christmas cards? I'll make them tomorrow...

...because I have new little Nellies to play with :)

This was almost finished when I spotted the ArtyGirlz favourite medium challenge for this week ~ let's see, ProMarkers, yummy paper & the all important bit of string ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

**I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus...

Can't believe it's been sooooo long since I posted, my days are just big blur at the mo! I have been busily crafting away {mostly in the early hours after work!}, but there's not an awful lot I can share just yet.
I haven't blogged my ATC for Tilda & Friends yet or my CCT card ~ oooops! My ATC is destined to become another gift tag {love how versatile this little things are}.

I've just had a search & can't actually find the pic of my CCT card ~ I'll add it asap! There's a fab prize up for grabs though & some stunners from the DT, so do go & have a peek :)

Apologies for not commenting on all your blogs lately ~ I have still been coming round for a peek though!

I'll leave you with a pic of a new soon-to-be-released stamp from Toodles & Binks ~ as always there's a prize for the person who can guess this darling little fella's name!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Freezy Fridays...

The Arty Girlz had me kinda stumped with their challenge this week ~ what are my favourite colours?
The stumpedness only lasted as long as it took me to have a quick peeky through my stash mountain ~ there's a definite orangey/browny/greeny glow to it all... ;)
So here's Matthieu & Arthur, the latest offering from Toodles & Binks, all decked out in my favourite colours...

This little fella reminds me so much of the Little Horror ~ same long old fringe, sprinkling of freckles & cheeky li'l grin. I even have a photo of him somewhere teasing our dog with his bowl, in almost exactly the same pose! Must dig it out :)

Happy Freezy Friday!

Festive Brights...

December's RibbonMad kit is now on sale ~ you know they don't last long so run, ribbon addicts, run!!!!
Here's a little sneaky... ;)

Monday, 24 November 2008

Hey Toodles...

My gorgeous new Toodles & Binks stamps have arrived & I'm so short on time today that I had to choose just one to ink up ~ it just had to be Toodles herself!
I layered up {& glittered!} some Prima's, ribbon, twine & of course a zoom, just to add a little something ~ I didn't want to add too much though, I wanted to show off gorgeous Toodles & her little pal Binks!

There's also a darling sentiment available for this stamp ~ I added it to the inside of my card :)

I'm gonna pop this into this weeks Dutch Dare challenge which is to use 3 flowers ~ challenge details are here :)

Friday, 21 November 2008

That Friday feeling...

Now I'm really hoping that at some point over the weekend I'll get a chance for a serious blog~hop ~ in between freezing my pants off at various Horrors footie matches, of course... {love the programmes they give out these days with *rules for parents* on the back ~ why can't I fight with other kids parents? why can't I swear at the ref?}

Anyway, I digress... ;)

This little cutie is for this weeks Spoon Full of Sugar Blooming Marvellous challenge, lots of lovelies from the DT this week so do go & have a peek :)
I used Di Hickman's gorgeous sketch for this card ~ love it so much I've already made another with it!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Let it snow...

Snow & snowflakes are the theme over at CCT and there's an oh-so-cute Whiff of Joy *Herb* stamp to be won.

Come & have a peek at the challenge & all the DT fabbiness here :)

I made a quick card with some left-over bits that were on my desk & cutie-tootie Joel too ~ the comp to guess the name of the newest Toodles & Binks release is still going on, come & leave your guesses here!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

**The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Tilda & Friends are in chrimbo decorating mode ~ wanna come join us?
I made this ATC with scraps left over from the card below {yeah, obviously!} ~ I'm thinking it'll make a cute little matching gift tag, quite possibly for my super girly niece :)
There's a Magnolia stamp waiting for a new home, join in the challenge & it could be yours... ;)

**Couldn't think of any other decorating type quotes ~ any suggestions?

Monday, 17 November 2008

Cute as a button...

Yay ~ another christmas card to add to the {very small so far} pile!
This one is for the Secret Crafter challenge *Cute as a Button*.
This one's sooooo girly & super~sparkly ~ even the flowers got a sprinkling of glamour dust!

I must head you over to the Toodles & Binks blog ~ there's a pic of the newest, incredibly cute stamp on there & if you guess the name of this li'l fella & his buddy you could win a little something :)

Friday, 14 November 2008

Nag, pester, nag...

It has been brought to my attention {thanks for the emails!} that Kay has a *pester Leann request* up on the Toodles & Binks blog ~ hmmmmm, better post the pic hadn't I?!

I am truly, utterly in love with this stamp ~ it's almost an obsession you know... ;)

Oooooh, & have you seen the newest bit of stampy loveliness? How cute is she??!!

Forgot again...

Real quickie post today ~ some fool decided the Horrors were due a couple of INSET days, seriously now ~ who decides these things???

CCT have a Red & Green theme ~ all the details are here

And Tilda & Friends are bringing on the bling ~ challenge is here

Happy Friday y'all!