Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hello again.
Last night I decided to make a jewellery box using a template on a cdrom by Debbi Moore which I bought from here recently -
http://www.createandcraft.tv/categorygridview.aspx?fh_usertype=category&fh_refview=lister&fh_refpath=facet_12&fh_reffacet=brand_cc&fh_location=%2f%2fcreateandcraft%2fen_GB%2fcategories@lt;%7bcreateandcraft_8127%7d%2fcategories@lt;%7bcreateandcraft_8127_1137%7d%2fbrand_cc@gt;%7bdebbi20moore%7d&fh_eds=%C3%9F

I didn't realise how fiddly it could be - especially when I decided to start 'tinkering' with it to make it my own!!!

I am still making it today! To be honest though, we did go out for lunch with friends today and I did faff about with other little jobs too!!! Something tells me my heart's not in it today but I WILL persevere from this point on!

Weather not too good here. The strong wind is getting stronger and it's raining - I'm just grateful we don't live by the coast as I do feel sorry for those who have been flooded again.

Well, hopefully i will have my craft-room ready at some point this week. I have a craft table coming tonight courtesy of Freecycle so when I have a minute I'll get to it and enjoy the change of view (currently the dining room wall and TV to the outdoors and the school at the back!!!!)

Happy sunday everyone x



Thursday, 2 January 2014

Thursday Morning Blues, Reds, Yellows..... etcetera!

Good morning one and all.

The title of this post today is quite apt as I've just spent the last hour and a half faffing (yes, that is a word!) faffing about with the colour of my blog!
As a newbie-blogger I have much to learn about the process and I feel i've achieved something today - the background colour! Hope you all approve - tough really if you don't. :)

Must admit, today looks like a 'lost' day. For once this festive season, we have no plans whatsoever for the day - even if some of the previous week days have been spent feeling sorry for oneself after the night before!
One thing is fab though - my cold seems to be on its' way out. I think I have shown it the door and it heeded my advice!

Right now a cup of coffee would go down well but there's nobody else up and about so looks like i'll have to make it it myself - again. Oh, woe is me!!!!

Looked out of the window earlier and my daughter +Kristin Bogumil  and her hubby are still in bed too (did I mention we are a close family? Yes, they live across the road!).

Ok, coffee and creativity time - must finish the card I started! Pictures to follow xxxx

TTFN
Lou

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A Happy New Year Everyone!

Although I started making a birthday card yesterday, i didn't quite get round to finishing it!
Had to sort things out for the NY party here last night and have a fight with this cold.
I thought I'd won, but I still have it, so obviously didn't drink enough to kill it or cure it after all!
The party was great fun and enjoyed by all - especially the ' firework-off ' him indoors and his best bud had at midnight! Thought our whole road was gonna lift off there was such a racket of rockets!!!! Boys and their extremely noisy toys eh? lol x

Feeling tired today. The weather here is dreadful; wind, rain and cold. Put together that makes a day on the sofa in front of the TV inevitable. And looking forward to watching the new mini series of Sherlock on TV later on - I reckon tomorrow i'll feel much better and I will aim to start crafting again.

Found yet another fab website for all things card and paper-crafty!

Follow this link if you're interested  http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Happy days to all xxxx


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Hi all!
It's now New Years eve morning and it looks like i'm going to see 2014 in with this cold.
Hate colds, really do. Instead of being bright and cheery I'm dull and grumpy! Still, one thing is for sure....it won't last forever and I intend to kill it or cure it tonight when I have one or two drinkies with good friends who are coming over to see in the New Year with us.
Him upstairs (I don't mean God) is sleeping off a hangover from having a little too much last night - tough!
He did leave his phone at his sisters' house tho; well, he thought he had until i received a call this morning from a guy who'd found it in the street a mile away from his sisters' house!
No idea how it got there tho but at least we know where it is now and he can go and collect it later.

On reflection, we think he must have left it in the taxi and someone's thrown it out of the taxi window?

Anyhoo, just been thinking what to make this morning and I decided on a card for my friend who lives in Zakynthos. Her birthday's in January and she's coming over for a visit so I can give it to her when I see her. Thought i might download a digital image to colour - this is a good website for that, and reasonable prices too http://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/index.php
or even this one! http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

They have loads of cute images and once purchased, you can use them time and again -Result!

So, here we go.

Catch up with you all later and hopefully have the card finished (which I will post on here).

TTFN
Lou

Monday, 30 December 2013

Now I'm more knowledgeable on how the Blog works, I'm off to my sick bed!!!! I am full of this horrid
cold that seems to be hitting everyone lately and nothing on earth makes me more grumpy than a cold, so, bye for now...cough, splutter, sniff xxxxxxxxxx

Just a sample of the cards I made this Christmas x






Well, this has certainly been a long time coming!
I decided, just this morning, to stop whingeing about not having a blog and to actually create one....so, here it is!
My passion in life is creating with paper! Whether it be cardmaking, scrapbooking or general tinkering with paper then I am there.
My first thought on waking each morning is "Ooooh, what can I create today?"
As you can imagine, this beats moaning about the weather, housework and general aches and pains (which I seem to have more of as each day passes!)

A little bit about me......Well, I live in Leyland, Lancashire; I am 50 (just) and have a few health issues which forbid me from going out to work each day so I indulge my passion for paper and make things!
I have 2 children - my daughter, who has a good job and was married this year plus she lives across the road from me which is REALLY fab and i have a son who's 18 and not sure what to do with his life!
Chalk and cheese.
The master of the house works for himself (and me) and is currently having a well-earned break until he starts again in the new year.  Roll on the New Year I say - he's under my feet!!!!! Just kidding honey! xxx

So there we are
I guess I'll be on here lots and lots as I believe that's what a blog is all about and I hope you join me in this
'journey' from here to................there!

TTFN
Lou