Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Hayley's Notebook

This is what I made for Hayley... Just because she's a lovely, brave young lady who through her blog I'm sure has made a change to so many people's lives. I know she's made me count my own blessings!

And her card to go with it (how co-ordinated is that?! LOL

Don't forget to pop over to Hayley's blog, sponsor her for her Race of Life and then come back and leave me a comment on my other post then you may just be the lucky (or unlucky, depending on which way you look at it) recipient of a notebook of you own!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Oh My!!! Just look at my hit counter!

I can't believe that I've managed to get to 10,000 visitors! Where on Earth did they all come from?

Thank you so much to everyone that's visited me over the past 17 months since I started my blog. I can't remember when I put the hit counter on but I know it wasn't on day one. So thanks to everyone for getting me into 5 figures!

I think it must be high time that I celebrated by offering up some blog candy, don't you?

To be in with a change of winning a freebie, I don't want you to just leave me a message, I'm going to make you do some work for it. I want you to think along the lines of recycling and make something useful from an old coffee jar, tin etc. Publish it in your blog and then come back and leave me a comment here. When I've checked that you've played nicely, I'll add you into a draw in about a week's time. Sound ok? Good! Now get working LOL

I am known to keep my Douwe Egberts coffee jars, alter them and use them to store buttons, Primas, threads, fibres, beads etc. Don't throw them away - tart them up and recycle them!

My handsome son...

I've been scrapping pictures of my son, Jacob. I found some photos from when he was 2 and 3 years old and decided to give these a make-over along with a more recent photo from 2006! I know, there's a big gap between the photos, but I'm on the hunt for some more to do to fill the gaps in.

The cardstock is DCWV white core, which I've distressed the edges of using a paper scratcher. Ribbons are from Fancy Pants and Ribbon Mad. The chipboard heart and the Calendar Turn are both Maya Road.

Cardstock is DCWV white core, patterned paper is We Are Memory Keepers Explore White Out Range. Letters are cut using a Sizzix die. Journalling tag from Adornit. Brads are PaperMania. Ribbon is Ribbon Mad. buttons are BasicGrey and from stash.

Cardstock is DCWV White core. Patterned paper is We Are Memory Keepers Explore White Out Range. Chipboard words are We R Memory Keepers.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Sneaky Peek...

Doesn't Freya look so deep in thought in this little sneaky peek?

It's part of something that is very soon going to be available to make from {here}. You'll have to follow the link to find out...

a) WHERE it is, and
b) WHAT it's going to be part of.


Friday, 16 May 2008

Bad Blogger!

I haven't been the best of bloggers recently, have I? Sorry 'bout that!

Having a really busy time of it lately as I have some serious organising to do and I am missing my crafting as a result!

I will post up some goodies as soon as I can get round to making them and posting them here.

In the meantime, be good all!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

My first crop

Today was my first ever hosting of a crop. Craft 'n' Crop in Corby was born today!

Why not pop over and see how well it went?

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Exciting news just around the corner...

I have some news that is just around the corner that I will share with you soon.....

Watch this space in the not too distant future.

Sunday, 4 May 2008

4 generations...

I recently got a huge bag of photograph albums from my mum and dad as I want to scan and save some of the photos from there to scrapbook them.

I came across photographs of my parent's wedding in 1958 and of my grandparents (nan and pop) and also of my great grandparents. I need to ask mum who the little girl is with her grandparents, as I don't know who it is.

So with that in mind, I pulled out and scanned one of my wedding photographs to produce this canvas layout of 4 generations of ladies on my mother's side.

I'm really pleased with the result and it now stands on the side at home.

The canvas kit is from Craft-ED. If you're interested in getting your hands on one, then drop me an email. It includes all the plain canvas background and die cuts to get you going. All you need to add is glue/tape and an inkpad as well as your photographs.

My new patio!

I know this isn't crafy, but I had to share this with you. We have lived with THE most awful, ugly, uneven, nasty looking patio since we moved into our house in 2000. I mean, look at the state of this....

I can't believe that I've shared this photo with you, it is totally embarrassing! Will used to mow the patio when he'd finished doing the grass!

Even our 'work in progress' looked better!

But it didn't look as good as this...

It's 5mx5m square and the hand rail just finishes it off to make it it's own space. The section in front of the conservatory is 5m x 1.5m too. It was expensive, but oh, so worth it! Can't wait for the good weather now to get out there and start enjoying our new space. We've still got to get some gravel to go round the edges and choose some new pots and plants to decorate it, but how gorgeous is this now?! I LOVE IT!!!

Next project....... sort out the horrible garden! Anyone good at garden designing want to give us some tips?


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