Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Well it's over for another year!

Christmas has come and gone and there is only the New Year left to celebrate. I do hope everyone had a great time. We were very quiet this year and it was rather nice - we had a leisurely breakfast and then opened our pressies - lots of smellies and chocolates (not good for my diet!)and my bessy mate came up trumps with some snowflake dies I have been licking the steam off for weeks (Big hugs to Kaz).

I felt a little let down by our Christmas Dinner - Barry persuaded me to forgo the usual turkey this year and he went out and bought a large joint of 21 day matured Sirloin beef. Don't get me wrong the beef was beautiful very tasty but I really missed the turkey with all the trimmings. Even the house didn't smell right none of the Christmassy smells coming from the kitchen - next year it will be back to the turkey - I will not be persuaded otherwise.

I haven't done any crafting although I have spent this morning tidying up my craft room as it looked like a bomb had hit it, there was Christmas stamps and paper all over the place. It looks a lot better now and ready for me to get stuck in. I have a few atcs to make as swaps but we are off down to London tomorrow to bring the New Year in at Barry's Mums so it will be next year (he he) before they get done.

So as I will not have access to the computer until 02 Jan when we get home again - I would like to wish all my Blog friends good wishes for the forthcoming New Year and I will be back blogging again in a few days.


Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everybody

I hope Santa is ready with a big bag of crafting goodies to fill my stocking tonight!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Day tomorrow and eat loads of turkey, Christmas pud, drink loads of whatever is your favourite tipple and generally have a splendid time opening your Christmas pressys.

Cheers - Have a great Day.

Monday, 20 December 2010

My first Blog Award

I have just been sent a super Blog Award by the lovely Donna Thank you so much Donna. Donna's blog is an inspirational place - she is a very talented lady.

I've now got to tell you eight things about myself:-

1. My middle name is Margaret (named after my Mum's sister)
2. I've lost 45lbs in weight this year (still a long way to go yet!)
3. My favourite writer is Terry Pratchett - Nanny Ogg rules:-)
4. I have followed the American singer James Taylor since I was 14 years old.
5. My favourite holiday destination is California USA. So cool.
6. I love cruising and would happily retire on a cruise ship!
7. I hate snow and ice. I should have been born in a warmer climate.
8. I think Eddie Izzard is just so funny. He really makes me laugh.

So there you have it - nothing earth shattering.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Best Laid Plans !!!!!!

What happened to all my plans I made for today! Well they all went out of the window. I was planning to spend the afternoon making some sweetie bags to take into work tommorrow instead of Christmas Cards.

After I had done the ironing first thing this morning I set things out on my work desk and filled and sealed all the bags with the Christmas sweets I had bought. The phone rang and it was my best buddie inviting us round for Sunday lunch, we couldn't refuse the chance of a great roast dinner and a catch up so off we went.

We have a really lovely time and gossipped to our hearts content. The meal was super and we finally made it home about 7pm. No time to finish off the sweetie bags tonight as I still had to catch up on Strictly which I had recorded last night - I don't think Pamela and James should have been knocked out! I off to watch the rest of the program - the bags will have to wait til tommorrow.

Friday, 17 December 2010

A Good Fairy came Calling.

I haven't had time to tell you but some kind person has returned my purse. I came in from work the other night and there it was on the door mat it had been pushed through the letterbox while I was out. I can only assume that they took my address off my Driving Licence which was also in there.

The money had gone but my cards were all there and so was the little gold dragonfly. As I said in my other post the only thing I wanted back was the little charm as I couldn't replace it and I'm so happy to have it back it meant so much to me. Needless to say I have removed it from my purse and I have put it in a much safer place.

I have had my faith restored in people is putting it mildly. It just goes to show you that the majority of people are good folk and although I will never know who brought it back I can only wish them a Very Happy Christmas with all my good wishes - they have my heartfelt thanks for their wonderful act of kindness.


Monday, 13 December 2010

A Lovely Surprise

I have two lovely surprises today - I found out I'm the winner of Hels first Tag Giveaway. Thank you so much Hels I shall treasure it.

Secondly I'm one of the three winners of Jennie's Snowman Blog Candy - Thank you so much Jennie. It's lovely to get some good news after the problems of Friday night!

I also think you should check out the new Letraset official blog as they are offering some great candy not one - not 2 but 10 packs of super Promarkers. Check it out - it runs until 06 Jan 11. They also are promoting their new Letraset website - check it out. We all love promarkers and a girl can never have too may - can they!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

There are some mean people out there!!!

To say I'm a bit fed up is putting it mildly. When I got back from shopping last night I realised that somebody had nicked my purse as I came out of the supermarket. I packed my shopping and as my hands were full of bags I tucked my purse in my coat pocket as I have done a hundred times but by the time I had got through the crowds back to my car my purse had gone. I retraced my steps and left my name with customer services in case some kind person handed it in but it has not turned up. Whoever took must have been really fast as I never felt a thing - ain't it a bitch!

Now there was not a lot of money in it about £30.00 but it's all the other things - all my bank cards and my credit card and a little gold dragonfly charm that had belonged to my mum (no monetary value but unreplaceable).I have cancelled all my cards and will have to wait 4-5 days for replacements which has put all my Christmas Shopping on hold - that's a bit of a problem to say the least!

So dear friends take care of your purse when you are shopping not everyone is honest as I found to my cost.

Graphicus - A Sad Day

I was just blogging around this evening and I jumped onto Glendas' Blog only to read with great sadness that Graphicus have gone into voluntary liquidation. I had some great days out to Graphicus and they will be sadly missed not only by me but by a loyal band of customers and supporters. I do hope that Glenda and Adrian manage to salvage something out of this and I wish better things for them in the New Year.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Another post - More Christmas Cards

Another post - this must be a record for me.

Barry decided he was cooking so I left him to it and sneeked upstairs to the craft room. I managed to complete several more Christmas card using the same freebie stamp that I used earlier today but these are a slightly different. I really love this stamp it is so stylish and so easy to colour - I used copic pens in 3 different shades a dark tone, a mid tone and a light tone. The greeting is an embossing folder but it hasn't photo'd very well. I'm off to watch the ABBA special. See you later.

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Beautiful Afternoon

It was a lovely afternoon here in Morecambe and Bazzer suggested a trip up to the Lakes as the sun was shining. We decided to drive to Windermere but it the first time we arrived without actually seeing the the lake as it was shrouded in a mist coming off the water - it was rather ethereal and strangely beautiful. We got the chain ferry at Ferry Nab and crossed the lake it was really strange the photo really doesn't do it any justice.
We then decided to head for Coniston Water and stopped for a wonderful hot chocolate at the Bluebird Cafe on the water's edge. The scenery was beautiful and the snow added to the pleasure of the afternoon drive.

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More Candy!!

I forgot to post this yesterday - I received a lovely parcel from Shazza at craftyscot.blogspot.com my name had been picked out for her birthday candy draw - all sorts of lovely crafty stash -thanks Shazza and I'm looking forward to playing with it all.

Another Week Flies Past

What happened to last week! If anybody knows please let me know. Lol. Christmas is galloping up and I'm frantically making Christmas cards - last year I said I would make 10 cards a month so I set off and I managed until July then it went downhill and I didn't manage anymore until a couple of days ago. Ah well the best laid plans!!.

This card is made with freebies. The beautiful background paper is a Christmas Party giveaway on the Graphicus Blog and the stamp was a giveaway with Craft Stamper last month which was designed by Glenda at Graphicus (she has also designed a whole sheet of rubber stamps that complement this one). It is very simple but I love it and have used it for all the next batch of cards I have just started. Thanks Glenda.
This is another simple card using mu embossing folder for the background and the MS Snowflake punched through and clear adhesive tape (sticky side out) and then sprinkled Glamour Dust over the top to add a lovely sparkle.
Might be back later time allowing. Bye for now.
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Friday, 3 December 2010

Prairie Fairy Returns to Blogger

Prairie Fairyhas posted some fabulous candy to 'Spread the Word' about her return to Blogger - just check it out some great prizes on offer. Candy closes 24th December.

Fairy Fun Fridays is now back at Blogger too