Sunday, 22 May 2011

Another Weekend Flies Past

Well that's another one gone - what you may wonder - not just the weekend but another birthday has gone. Yes today was was my birthday and I was 21 again LOL - if only.

I have had a fantastic weekend, We had a meal out last night as the restaurant we chose wasn't open on a Sunday evening. So my birthday celebrations kicked off early and we enjoyed a fab meal and the dessert was a lemon tart that was to die for. Wonderful.

Today I was woken up with a cup of tea and told not to mess about as I was being taken out for breakfast (that's a first) not that I was too hungry after last night but it was fun. When we arrived back home Bazzer gave me my pressie - it was a Kindle. I had been licking the steam off these ever since I saw a friend with one. Well now I have got one - all I have to do is get it filled with all my favourite books.

I spent the afternoon making a large batch of cup-cakes and decorating to take in to work tomorrow.

I'm off to browse the Kindle store and enjoy another little glass of celebratory wine. Cheers


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wee Memories Great Giveaway

I thought you might like to pop over to the Wee Memories Challenge Blog and join in with their great giveaway when they get to 1400 followers. It's a great blog for challenges and tutorials. So go and have a look you won't be sorry. Someone has to be a winner.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Dance ATC

I have just found a new ATC Challenge site it's ATC Challenges Blog
and as you know I love ATCs so I'm entering their challenge - Anything Goes with my Dancing ATCs

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It's Been Two Weeks!!!!

Hi everyone

Firstly I must apologise for the silence over the last two weeks but things have been a bit hectic here at Maguire mansion! I had some serious problems with my computer which hopefully have now been sorted out and there has been some family stuff to deal with but things should be back to what passes for normal in our household.

I want to show you the technique board that I started at a great class I went to at the Stampman in Skipton a few weeks ago and I have finally managed to get finished. The background is a large piece of canvas that was stuck onto thick cardboard then we covered with Gesso and Ranger paint dabbers. We then stamped and applied various collage papers using beeswax or glue until we were happy with the overall effect. Next came a piece of corrugated card again we painted and dabbed away finished off with a quick spray of black Krylon Webbing spray (I love this stuff!) and placed on the canvas. Finally we worked on the decorative panels - all were given a basic coat of Gesso and we were allowed to do our own thing. I stamped most of them and added some gunge board flowers to a couple of panels, the middle panel was foil run through an embossing folder and then inked over the top and we play with the Meltpot producing some of the decorative bits which were attached to the panels. It was a good day I got lovely and messy and the company was great.

You can get the general idea from the photos - I'm no David Bailey when it comes to photography but I tried my best.







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Sunday, 1 May 2011


I was up with the lark this morning as I had an order for a sympathy card and I needed to get on with it. I ended up making two very simple cards as I don't think you need to add loads of embellishments on this type of card. I think I like the flower best but that will be up to the lady who ordered to make her choice.

I would like to enter these in Sweet Stamps Challenge - Sympathy and Crafty Creations Challenge - White Space and also Sassy Studio - Monochromatic


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