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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clean & Simple - See you in 2014

This post is scheduled from Sunday as I wasn't sure what condition I'd be in after my birfday celebrations yesterday lol. If I'm ok I'll add to this post later, if not I'll write a new one ;-D

Thank you to everyone who entered our Blue & White challenge. I must apologize to all of you as I never managed to comment...I've had such a busy couple of weeks. This is such a crazy time of year and I do appreciate the efforts you make to enter our challenges. 

Today's challenge comes by our Lovely Ladybug Susan who has chosen Clean & Simple... I LOVE CAS. It's up there with Kraft and WOW.  I guess my card today falls into two of those categories lol.

This is the card I made for Nic's birthday last month....

What do you fink? Are you wondering where the image is??? Well it's the cupcake on the D. Are you thinking you haven't seen it before??? Well you's part of the Through The Ages 18 image....I just shrunk the whole image and used the cupcake!!! That's what I love about digital images....they are so versatile. 

The 'birthday' is a PTI die. I've cut it out of the white cs and pp and glued the pp birthday into the negative birthday. It's looks really cool IRL. The cupcake is only 2 cm high...somehow I managed to cut it out with losing the candle and fluff up the fluffy stuff!

Nic took this picture of Coen and I goofing around with his new puppet...twins separated at birth lol????

Thanks for stopping by today

Catch ya later x

Monday, 9 December 2013

OMG it's my Birfday!!!

Happy birfday to me, 
happy birfday to me, 
Happy birfday to me-eeeee
Happy birfday to ME!!!!

I cannot believe I've reached my HALF CENTURY birfday!!! How did that happen??? In my head I still think I'm 18 lol.

I hadn't made any plans for today except for going for lunch with Nic and Coen. Steven won't be coming home until next year and Ryan arrives next Saturday for Christmas, New Year and Coen's Christening in January. So I was surprised when I got a call from Nic last night (I'm typing this last night lol) telling me I had to be ready to leave the house at 7:45 AM. I don't get out of bed until 8 these days!!! 

All sorts of things were going through my head...where on earth was I going at that silly hour...did I need my passport??? By the time you read this I will know and I can't wait to tell you all about it!!!

I made this card for myself 2 years ago so thought I'd bring it out again...

I'll randomly pick the winner of my Birfday candy tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by



50th Birthday Candy!!

The inevitable has almost BIG birfday! Exactly a month from today I will be saying goodbye to my Fabulous Forties and I'll be FIFYLICIOUS!!!! It feels like only yesterday I was 18 ;-D

To celebrate I'm giving one lucky winner a birfday present from me consisting of 50 crafty things from my stash! All you have to do is leave a comment below and on December 9.... D Day...I will announce the random winner!

Good luck :-D

If I can get it to work this post will stay at the top!

Friday, 6 December 2013

No cards but lots of pictures!

I never managed to get a midway reminder card made this week. In fact I haven't had a chance to make anything this week at all but I thought I'd show you what I did last Sunday. 

Two teenage girls in my village have been raising money for Macmillan Research for 5 years now by holding coffee mornings in September or far they've raised over £5000! This year they decided to hold a Christmas Fayre at our Tennis Club and asked if I would take a table. I jumped at the chance...especially as the Tennis Club was only three houses from mine! My only problem was I didn't have any stock so I spent the previous two weeks making cards, baking, making cards, baking lol. I tried to keep the cards simple with little or no colouring so I used a lot of dies with great results. 

I never get anything crafty from my family for my birthday or Christmas. They say I have enough...they obviously are not crafters lol. Ladybug Julie made the fatal mistake of telling me about the Stampin' Up! Envelope Board and after doing a bit of 'research' on Pinterest and resisting for a few days decided I was going to treat myself to one for my birfday :-D It is THE best thing since sliced bread...FACT lol!!! 

Wanna see what I made?? Scroll down....

Candy cane boxes...super easy to make and super cute. I used up a lot of pp that I've had for years and that can only be a good thing right.

I LOVE this. I saw a tutorial on Pinterest for this chocolate bar envelope with the Christmas Fudge poem and knew I wanted to make some for the Fayre. Again it was super easy and were very popular. A lady on the table next to me asked if I would supply some for her sweet shop!!!! I can easily adapt the poem for birthday fudge and think they would be great for men too! This one holds a 200g bar.

Christmas Poop!

 I bought the individual cupcake boxes in Poundland...6 in a pack and they are great quality. 

This was my first attempt at Coconut Ice and it was gorgeous. I also made salty caramels, cupcakes and Rice Krispie squares with mini red and green smarties. 

It was a great day...I sold quite a bit, made a small profit and the girls raised over £1200 on the day!!!!

Here are a few of the latest pictures I've taken of Coen...he'll be 7 months old on the 22nd!! He loves bouncing in his jungle thingy but has no interest in rolling over and hates being on his tummy!!! I wonder if he's going to go from sitting straight to walking :-O

There's still time to enter my Birfday Candy competition. I now have 47 crafty bits in a box with 3 more to add which one lucky person can win. All you have to do is leave a comment on the post above and sometime on my birfday on Monday I will draw the winner!!! 

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a brilliant weekend.

Catch ya later x