Friday, 29 October 2010

This Years' Pumpkins

Here are the carved pumpkins we made last night. Much hilarity was had by all. We all said how easy it is carving pumpkins - when we were younger (in the dim and distance past) how we used to get blisters on our hands scooping out swedes. Pumpkins were too exotic for our childhood.

The Howling Wolf is my contribution and Jan carved the wonderful Sorcerer's Cauldren - it was really funny Jan kept humming the music from Fantasia - the Sorcerer's Apprentice all night.


The Jack'o'Pumpkin was carved by Pat - how scary is that wouldn't like to meet him on a dark night, and Emily carved the fantastic Haunted House (just look at the amazing detail).

I still have one pumpkin to carve but I will be make pumpkin cake with the flesh. That's a job for tomorrow.
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

I See No Ships or White Birds!

This was taken last Sunday on the promenade at Morecambe - Bazzer had seen some strange white birds on the beach when he was on his morning bike ride so we had to go and investigate them. Needless to say when we got there they had disappeared there was plenty of gulls, terns dunlins, and eiderducks but no strange white birds - my theory is he needs to start wearing his glasses more ! lol He is so vain he refuses to admit that his eyesight is no longer 50/50 and squints at everything which is not a good look at his age.


Here are the last of my Halloween cards and I must check the card next time as this card did not like my Copic Pens and made them dry real funny as you can see. It made the ink go blobby and didn't soak into the fibres of the card - most peculiar. I love these cat stamps I bought it when we were last in Las Vegas and I went to a Rubber Stamp Convention - happy holidays - would love to go back. Big sigh! The stamp company is Sparkle'N'Sprinkle and was a half sheet of unmounted stamps With a Scarecrow and some pumpkins this link will take you to their blog check it out!
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

No Time To Craft:-(

Well peps it's been all go this weekend andI have nothing new to show you. Baz has kept busy as we had to clear our the dining room as the new flooring will be arriving this week. Hurray at long last we will have comfort under foot. It's been a long time getting sorted but we are just about there.

We had to clear out the dresser and we had a real giggle when we came across lots of long forgotton photos even some of our wedding day - gosh we were so young I was a child bride I was only 19 lol. Lots of pictures of my mum & dad. Happy memories. Better go Roast beef dinner shouting my name.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Bizzy Becs New Store Blog

Theres a super new blog on the blogosphere Bizzy Becs Store Blog dash along and say hi. Some really nice candy on offer.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Crafters Companion SWALK Blog Hop

Pop along to Crafters Companion Blogspot and take part in their super blog hop - there is a great gift voucher of £50 to be won.

Remember you got to be in it to win it

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Halloween is on it's way.


Here's the first of the Halloween cards I have made this year. The skeleton and the bats are Sizzix Dies, I love the bats they are so cool I'm wondering if I can fit them into my Christmas cards lol

I have entered this into Crafty Catz Halloween Challenge and
I have also entered this into the Halloween Challenge at
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Pumpkin Disaster

Pumpkins, photographed in Canada.Image via Wikipedia

I got a great pumpkin last week from Morrisons and proudly brought it home - it was given pride of place on the breakfast bar where is would remain until the Pumpkin Party where it be transformed with a few swift knife cuts into the main feature of my Halloween decorations.

Imagine my horror when this morning I glanced at it as I walked past into the kitchen and there was a huge mouldy patch on the side of my perfect pumpkin. Back to Mossers and they were very good and actually gave us another one and some money back - no quibbles. Later we went shopping in Booths and their pumpkins are cheaper and bigger - so we bought another. So I now have two pumpkins to carve. Lots of pumpkin cake this year mmmmm lovely!
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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Jacqe's Joie de Vivre Blog

If you get the chance please look at this lady's blog she has had breast cancer but has come out the other side. Jacque's is now on her soap box about breast cancer and how we should all be aware of what to look for. Remember women under 40 don't automatically get sent for mammograms so it is really important that you check for lumps on a regular basis.

Please send her your support and check out her amazing cards.


Saturday, 9 October 2010

American Friends part 2

Here are the two other items I wanted to show you.

This lovely Halloween ATC is from Jan in Colorado Springs. It was in the Mummy card. Great work Jan.

and finally last but not least a card from my good friend Barbara in Mt Vernon. I love Halloween and Barbara's card captures all the fun of the season.

I hope you enjoyed sharing my treats from the USA - I now feel inspired and I'm off to make some Halloween cards to post out. With a bit of luck I'll post them here when there are finished.

I think I might also buy my pumpkin this weekend - I read somewhere that they might be in short supply this year because the summer was too dry in the south were most of them are grown.
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This week the postie delivered three letters from some of my American Stamping friends - I have been writing to them for a while now and we all have one thing in common - Stamping and cardmaking.

I just had to show the fantastic cards they have sent me. So here we go:-
This is from my friend Janice in Chicago - she loves Iris Folding and it shows in this beautiful Autumn Leaf card - are'nt the colours fabulous
This is a close-up of the leaf but my camera is a bit rubbish at close ups or it could be the photographer!
The card is from Jan in Colorado Springs - I love the mummy stamp
and I just had to show you the inside of Jan's card it so made me laugh. Isn't the upside down bat the cutest bat you ever did see. Fantastic.
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I have a couple more things to show, they didn't download with these pictures for some reason - back in a moment

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Look What I won - Blog Candy

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Am I a lucky girl or what! I won some lovely blog candy from Claire at Ginger Pie Creations. Can't wait to play with it. Thank you Claire.

I've been off work today and it has been a lovely autumn day the sun shone all day. I got some great coloured paper from Lidl - they often have some great bargains for crafters - last week I got some great aluminium tape that will be great for distressing and using with alchol inks.

This afternoon I drove to Cardcraft Plus at Preston - they are having a craft week with different demonstrations on everyday and a free gift with your purchases. I finally got to see how to make a paper rose and this weekend I'm going to have a go. Watch this space for the results!

That's all for now - see you later. X

Match Box Shrine

Finally got around to showing the lovely Maxbox Shrine I made at a recent Lyndsay Mason workshop. Its was a great class and we painted, distressed, glued and glittered (generally got really down and mucky) and then we added some lovely gold leafing. My camera doesn't do it justice to be honest as the rich red really glows agains the gold leaf but you can get the general idea.


And when you push open the box inside is a lovely minature angel that Lyndsay had found on a car boot sale.


Hope you like it cause I had fun making it. Thanks for looking.

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