Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Well I just don't know where to start with this post to tell you the truth, cos to say I'm a bit emotional at the moment would be a slight understatement lol. This I will start by showing you all why, show here is the reasons I'm a snivelling wreck....

I wasn't expecting this little beauty! Below is a closer look. Isn't it simply stunning!

Oh dear I'm off again!!

These were made for me by my good friend Meesh, please pop over to her blog so you can see more of her stunning work. I knew about the framed Mummu And Me but I knew nothing about the card. When Meesh showed me a photo of "My Special Nana" I cried my eyes out, I have never ever had anything given to me or made for me that has been soooo personal. I had made a comment on a card that Meesh had made using Mummu and Me many moons ago, I told her then that she had reduced me to tears because the image brought so many happy memories of my nana, we use to dance like that too. So for Meesh to remember this made the tears fall all the more, espescially when I noticed all the little extra details like the buttons and the wool, it was like Meesh knew my nana.

So Mr Postie delivered my parcel while I was out, mum sent me a text to tell me there was a parcel for me, well once I knew it was here I couldn't wait to get back home!! I only get home at around 2.45pm and I think you can guess what I did first lol. I had to be careful and promised Meesh that I would hold it at arms length so I didn't cover it in snot bubbles lol. I did very well and cried a little (honest), then I opened the card and then I read the lovely message inside!! Bet you can guess what I was like eh? I had to put the card down, just incase I ruined Meeshs' hard work with my tears.

Meesh and I have became friends through Facebook, I must admit I never thought I would use Facebook but a friend of mine said to try it and do you know I am so so glad that I did, I have met some extremely wonderful people on there. Meesh is one of those extra special friends, who's friendship I'll always cherish.

Many of you will knoiw that in Feb 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I've had the surgery, treatments and 30th of March last year I had another mastectomy with immediate reconstruction using tissue expanders and it hasn't been successful at all. I've had to have the left expander removed and now the right expander is "buggered" there's no saline left in it, so I'm hoping that my plastic surgeon will remove it. When I'm on one of my "off" days, Meesh can always manage to make me giggle, I just love the nickname she has given me...STINKY!! Now it's starting to grow I am now STINKY WINKY WOO WOO!!! Meesh is one of those friends I can take to about anything and I know what ever we talk about, stay between us, she is a true friend and I'm so glad I started using Facebook because I would never have found such a wonderful friend.

Right I'm off now because I'm out of tissues. Thanks for looking and please pop over to Meesh's blog when you get chance xxx

Friday, 11 February 2011

For a friend

I've made this for a family friend as it is her birthday soon. I just didn't have a clue what to do, after I had finally decided on which stamp to use, I coloured it in. Well the papers I was thinking of using just did not look right with the finished image, what a nightmare I went through all my papers, couldn't find nothing to match. Then I remembered about the lovely papers and other goodies I had recently bought and well for once I'm kind of pleased with the end product. Hope Lillian likes it, ha ha ha if not I'll take it back and send it to myself!!
A little closer look at Tilda

Here's what I used;
Card Blank, Cardstock & Card Candy - Craftwork Cards.
Stamp - Tilda and coloured with me Promarkers as always.
Flowers & Pin - From my stash.

You can buy everything from Samual Taylors.

I'm entering this into;
Fab n Funky Challenges - Tempting Texture
I ♥ Promarkers - Birthday & a blog hop to celebrate their 1st Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!!!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Sir Stampalot!

I recently placed an order with Sir Stampalot and I must admit it was the very first time I had shopped with them but after the fantastic service from them I will defo be shopping there again!!
People are good at complaining about service we receive from places and it's not often you hear of the places where you do get top service. So why not have a look at Sir Stampalots website and maybe treat yourself to some of the yummy goodies they have to offer. Top quality service and products, thank you Janice and all the team at Sir Stampalot. I can't recommend you enough.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Dad asked me to make him a birthday card for my mum. I just didn't have a clue what to do, I went through all my stamps but nothing. Then I remembered about Just Inklined, they have some wonderful digi stamps, they really do have something for everyone. Saw this image and guess who sprung to mum lol! So here is the card, dad was chuffed with it and lets just say there was a few choice words from Mummydear.
Here's what I used.
Stamp - Flossy from Just Inklined and is coloured with Promarkers.
Everything else is from my stash.

I've entered this into.
Stamp Something - Use a Digi. I used Flossy and the sentiment.

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Ahoy There Matey!!

UPDATE - My dear friend Meesh (Michelle) told me some very sad news early this morning. Sadly Matthew passed away at 17.15 on 1st of Feb. I'm so sorry that I've passed this sad news onto you all but I thought it was only fair that I did. I didn't know what to do about my post, I didn't think it would be right to delete it, so I decided to add to it.

My thoughts are with Matthews mum, brother and family.

Last week I was told about a charity called Postpals, there slogan is "Post a smile on a sick childs face". They ask if you can send a child a card or gift and you can even donate to Postpals, that's only if you want to. Please if you can send a spare card to one of the many sick kids that they have on there website. 
Anyhow not only was I told about Postpals but also about a little boy called Matthew P, when I read Matthews story I was in floods of tears, so have tissues on the ready, here is Matthews story.

Matt was a perfectly healthy little boy, when sadly at the age of just 22 months, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour measuring 4cm x 5cm in the back of his brain. He underwent 7 hours of surgery, after which he lost the ability to walk, talk, eat, even move, and had to be fed through a peg into his tummy. At the same time Matt had to start an intensive course of chemo lasting 14 months to try to kill off any remaining cancerous cells.

Matt spoke for the first time 8 weeks after surgery; it was such a long time waiting to hear his voice. With sheer determination that Matt is famous for, he also learned to walk again, albeit unsteadily, but to him he can run as fast as anybody when he is one of his Ben 10 characters!
Matt finished his chemo in March 2008, he relapsed shortly afterwards so needed more surgery then 6 weeks of radiotherapy. We had a fantastic year tumour free but during a routine scan it was discovered he had relapsed again. More surgery followed, followed by another relapse. Within 6 weeks the tumour was back again and this time Matt's doctors felt that the tumour was too aggressive to justify putting him through surgery again.
Matt has fought so hard over the last 3 years and we still hope for a miracle. Matt is on chemotherapy. This is not curative but is hopefully life prolonging.

Here is the card I made for Matthew P, hope he likes it and it makes him smile.

Here's what I used;
Image - Pirate Tilda, coloured with Promarkers.
Letters - Graphic45.
Cardstock - Graphic45 & Bazzil.
White Gel Pen & bling from stash.

I'm entering this into,
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes.
Just Magnolia - Going Dotty.
Totally Gorjuss - As you like it!

Thanks for looking and sorry about the very long post xx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

I've got an award !!!!

Here it is, my lovely award!! This was given to me by Meesh, please go and have a nosey at her blog, her cards are simply stunning and sooo inspirational, she also has a fantastic Promarker tutorial on her blog which is worth checking out!! So Meesh I can't thank you enough for everything. Congratulations with everything that has come your way recently, I truely mean that. S!

So now I have to pick 3 or 5 people to give this award to, so here they are in no particular order.

Please don't forget to have a look at their blogs.

I'm back! Again!!

Where does time go?? Can't believe the last post I did was on the 4th of Nov '10! So I really must try get back into making my cards, I'm beginning to think not only has my crafty mojo taken a holiday but has only bought a one way ticket.
So here is my first card in ages.

Here's what I used.
Cardstock - Papermania (I think)
Pink Paper and sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Image - Tilda coloured with Promarkers
Flowers and Leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace and Gems - from my crafty stash.

I'm entering this into.

Please have a look at both challenges to see what their dt's have come up with. My crazy but super talented friend Michelle Cassell is on the design team for the friday challenge over at The Outlawz. Michelle has had a fab week and I am soooooo chuffed for her. Pop on over to her blog HERE to find out why she has had such a great week and just to see for yourself just how talented she really is, even if she does call me STINKY!!