Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Busy Day

Good evening everyone.

I have had what I call "a hell of a day"!!! It all started when I got up this morning - things usually do - and the Virgin media engineer called to say he was on his way. He arrived at 9.30 and left at 12 after instaslling a whole new TV, phone and internet package (got fed up with SKYs ridiculous prices).
Everything worked well until I tried to use their Anywhere app on my laptop - NO GO, OH NO!!!
I rely on my laptop for absolutely everything. Not having access to things on here would be like a kid losing their mobile - tragedy!)
I don't usually lose mobiles.........I tend to wash them................Alot..........(hmmmmm)
Anyhoo, as i couldn't access what I wanted I thought I'd do some housework starting with hoovering in Marks room. Big mistake - I realised he was right in one thing - his room's not untidy - just extremely dusty and in need of a spring clean. So I did.
Two hours later, all finished. Starving, thirsty and I know I did too much cos everything hurts :(
After that, the technician rang and we sorted out the laptop (yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!) but then I had to spend ages hunting for accomodation for his nibs for this evening and for trains and coaches for his 'hoppo' for tomorrow - Aylesbury to Glasgow? Guess how much on the train......Go on, guess.

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE POUNDS!!!!

I kid you not!
How utterly disgusting is that? Totally and utterly ridiculous. No wonder the trains are struggling.

( So the fella will be on a coach! Alot cheaper! )

Eventually, and by that i mean at about half 4 (it's now 6.09pm), I actually sat down and finished the cards I started last night!

And here they are in all their glory!

I'm entering the first one into the challenges at -

RELAX















So, onto the next one!

This card is being entered into this challenge :

Mojo Monday Sketch 335

GOOD LUCK











TTFN
L x

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Top 3!

Hi peeps!
Well, what a lovely surprise to find I'd been selected as a Top 3 runner up in the challenge over at Without Words. My card was my 'teacher' which I made last month!
It does give such a satisfying feeling when something  you've made is highlighted, even if it isn't the winner!
It doesn't matter. Entering in the hope it will be liked is fun enough, winning is a bonus.
Have been out for breakfast this morning with sis-in-law Theresa. Had a bit of shopping to do then came home made a pasta bake for dinner, prepared a batch of pancake batter and made a Christmas cake which is now cooking in the oven!
We are having a Christmas day re-run on saturday and we are all looking forward to the fun!
Last Christmas was a little muted due to a death in the family so....roll on saturday! Wish we were having presents again too! x

Hoping to pop back here later with some sort of creation or other. I never know just where my mojo will take me!!!

TTFN
L x

Monday, 3 March 2014

Scrapbooking

Good afternoon everyone.
Today - a most beautiful sunny day here in the NW of England - I thought it might be a good idea to make a scrapbook page for my 2013 album for a change. I've been trying to complete it bit by bit and it's going VERY slowly!
Then I found a challenge on Feeling Sketchy #83 and decided not only to make the page, I can enter it into the challenge too! Result :)

Here it is!














TTFN
L x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Mad March...

Happy Saturday everyone!
Now that the weekend is here I hope you've all got plans to do something fab!
Let's hope that spring is truly just around the corner. If the weather here is anything to go by then spring cannot be very far away. The last few days have been really lovely. Cold but sunny and bright!

Today I made a mothers day card for these challenges

Scrapology - Mothers Day/Special Lady
Just Inspirational - Hearts and ribbon
Cardmaking and Papercraft - Mothers Day

I have tried to keep it CAS (clean and simple). Half way through colouring the stamp I decided less is more; too much bling would be offensive to the eye!!!

TTFN
L x






Friday, 28 February 2014

Hello You!

Hi all. Just a quick note today as I'm just about to go and make some dinner as I am STARVING!
Who invented diets anyway?
I made this little beauty this afternoon after I wrote a short note in another 'HELLO' style card to my friends Mum. She's a lovely lady and I think receiving letters is a great start to the day so hopefully she'll receive it on Monday.

Onto todays creation! This is another CAS card and I think it's really cute! I'm entering it into

Cute card Thursday #310 Springtime
CAS - Colours and Sketches #63

TTFN
Lx







Thursday, 27 February 2014

Thursday blues

Good morning everyone.
Today is a sad day for football fans the world over and especially for Preston North End fans as it is the funeral of Prestons' son - Sir Tom Finney.
My father and uncle knew him, I didn't although I did knock on his door collecting for charity or something when I was 11 - nobody home though!!!
He is known as a fabulous footballer and an honourable gentleman - a lovely man.
Preston city centre is practically closed this morning as the funeral cortege will travel from North End to St.John's Minster for the funeral service.
I've been listening to people (famous and unknown) talk about him on the local radio station BBC Lancashire and it does make you feel so humble knowing how many thousands and thousands of people think so highly of this one man. He makes Preston very proud.

However, onto business.
This cutie is for the challenge at All Dressed Up - #9 - Follow a Sketch.
She is coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and I think she's lovely!















TTFN
Lx