Friday, 26 December 2014


Merry Christmas to all my lovely family and friends and a huge happy Boxing Day too!

Yes, it's Boxing Day. The day after the day before and I'm still knackered!

We had Christmas Day at the daughter and son-in-laws house and it was lovely. Also, I was utterly and totally spoilt rotten with lovely prezzies! I ate too much, drank just enough and totally exhausted myself in the process so today I'm NOT getting dressed, going out or cooking!

If anyone turns up at the front door without a present. or a bottle of Martini, then I'm refusing to open it! He who works is still in bed. I can hear the TV on and I haven't even gone up with a coffee for him because I truly can't be bothered! I will eventually though or he might send me a text requesting one! That's the way we roll in this house!

I am missing my craftroom :(

I really want to get in there and get back to normal but, now Christmas has gone, I'm going to have to look ahead to Valentines day and birthdays and get some stash ready for those.
I also want to make more papercraft projects/repurposed/altered art items in 2015. I think some research is in order before I throw myself into it because I often decide to make something and then struggle to put my thoughts in order so as to be able to complete it! I have quite a few unfinished items already and I really don't want to add to them. But, how to organise myself in order to do it? I haven't worked that out yet!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day and perhaps some of you are racing through the sales either in your local towns or online today. I did this morning. I selected loads of goodies on my fave crafty websites, added them to the basket, looked at the total, then............closed the page down and saved even more money because I refuse to buy loads more stash until I've actually used up the stores I have already! Kerching! Money back in my pocket! Tee hee.

So, whatever you're up to today, enjoy it and I will be back, probably in the new year, with more goodies to display (hopefully!).

Oh, I've attached some photos of the cards and calendars and stuff I made for this Christmas. A very small sample which,unfortunately, are the only ones I have saved at the mo! Hope you like them!

L x

Friday, 19 December 2014

Nearly There!

Hello all!
How nice to be back with you all again after being away (again!) for another 2 weeks. Two weeks in which I have been very busy, I might add, trolling away with shopping for presents, wrapping those presents and making more cards than you could shake a stick at!
I still have one or 2 to make but, all in all, Christmas is nearly here and I'm done!
Thankfully I won't have to take the strain on Christmas Day as my darling daughter and her hubby are young enough to be doing that now (!) and apart from roast potatoes, Christmas pudding and a few other lovelies, the day itself will be stress free.
Last year was a very sad Christmas Day as my son-in-laws Grandmother died that morning and how sad it was for him and his family; especially his Mum, Norma. So, this year, Norma isn't up to spending the day with us as she will have some very sad memories to deal with and, I can't blame her as I know how long grieving for a lost parent can take. So. the day will always be tinged with sadness for the rest of us, but we shall make the best of it with a lovely family lunch at their lovely new home (a bigger house than this one!).
As we speak, I was due to celebrate a girls Christmas night out tonight but, sadly, I don't feel up to it at the moment. Yes, health issues can be a blinking nuisance when you've looked forward to something for a while only to find it isn't going to happen just because your body says no!
To make me feel better though, He Who Works has come home for the weekend. He deserves a rest as he works uber hard to keep me in my craftroom ......literally!
So, I'm off now to make some more cards then I shall truly be complete.
If I don't find time to post again before Christmas, may I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Super Happy New Year XXXXXX

L x

Friday, 5 December 2014

Friday Comes Round Again!

Hello all!
Today I have had to come to the realisation that i have had no get up and go for some time now and even writing my blog has been put on the back burner. That crafty spirit I like to call mojo had disappeared and I now find it twice as tricky in thinking up new ways to create cards and papercraft goodies; which, at this time of year, isn't the best time to be struggling to make stuff!
I have made about 15 Xmas cards - 3 of which are earmarked as a special request - which leavers 12. Four i have already despatched so now we are down to 8. Eight images of Xmas loveliness and no extra buddies to put with them!
I have spent the last few days making 4 birthday cards for my BFF in Zante. A friend of hers has requested 4 cards for special upcoming birthdays and it truly has been tricky finding inspiration to make them into gorgeous creations!
So, as you can possibly tell by now, I am not really in the best frame of mind to create or even blog at the moment, yet, I have all the time in the world to commit myself to it but I just end up faffing about! Take last Wednesday for example - I started the day by doing as much housework as possible then cleaning and rearranging my craft room for the 3rd time in as many weeks!
Anyhoo, that's my grumbling over with for now!
Last Tuesday I went to the salon for my traditional Christmas hair cut and colour treatment and then I went out for a meal that evening with old colleagues from my Post Office days and we had a really good night! Tomorrow morning I'm off to a crafty morning at a local church with the sister-in-law. We've been before and we enjoyed it so tomorrow should be fun.
So, there we are for now.
Little bits of other stuff has happened over the last few weeks but nothing of real note to get excited about so it isn't worth rabbiting on about it on here! If I remember anything fun then I'll create a new post - not that anybody's reading these.
Oh well,

L x