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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Masquerade, painted faces on parade...

Hi all,
I can't believe where the week has gone.  Today, we spent the morning at a friends house and then Daisy had a dance lesson after school.  Martha came too and watched, but insisted on wearing her dance dress and ballet shoes too.  I have been having troubles with my printer and it completely gave up this Monday, and so all my plans of getting ahead with my DT makes went out of the window.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is to use or make a mask.  I know that there are many definitions of a mask and masking in craft, but I decided to go literal and use a mask stamp I had in my stash.  The main image is Birthday Kids 12 by Stamp Fairy, one of our sponsors.  I used dies I bought at the NEC and some very fine blue net between the backing paper and the image.  I think this would make a good party invitation, but it would have to be a very small party, as it took a while to make!
See you later.

Monday, January 28, 2013

What are you reading at the moment?

Hi all,
We had another flurry of snow on Friday and now we just have high winds.  The snow is slowly melting, but the fields are still covered in white.  Martha is at nursery today after two weeks off because of the weather, so I hope she will be okay.  I am not working, so I will be getting all the jobs done that I haven't been able to do.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Saturated Canary, and our theme is Pearls and lace.  I have used Princess Reading Beauty and have made a bookmark for Daisy as she loves reading and is just starting to want to read books by herself before bed and often has a few books on the go at the same time.  The paper is by Papermania, I think and the lace is an offcut I borrowed from my Mum!
See you later.

Friday, January 25, 2013

All you need is love

Hi all,
The snow decided to come back this afternoon, but hopefully this is the last of it now as I really don't like driving in these conditions.  Hopefully, we will be able to take the girls to their dancing and drama classes tomorrow as they have already missed some because of the weather.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is Valentine's/love.  I have used an image by Hope Jacare, one of our sponsors, called Love Overflowing.  The paper is from a pack I have had for years, but it doesn't have it's cover anymore, so I don't know who made it.  I'm not sure if this will go to hubby, as it is a bit pink and lovely dovey for him.  I'm off for a bit of hopping.
See you later.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A bit of bling

Hi all,
Well, it snowed all day yesterday and Daisy's school was closed.  It reopened this morning, and she didn't want to go, but she enjoyed it when she saw her friends.  Martha and I braved the snow to go to toddlers, as although we haven't had any more today, the weather is so cold that the foot of snow we do have is lingering.  I am hoping to be able to go food shopping tomorrow, as I have been using our village shop, but it doesn't have everything that we need.
Anyway, at Creative Craft, our theme is to use bling.  Well, I have embossed a butterfly image by Kaisercraft and used a lot of gold card and some gems.  Do you think there is enough bling?  It's very simple, but I didn't want to hide the shine!
See you later.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh

Hi all,
I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I went to a rehearsal on Sunday for the musical I am in - The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  We only have a couple of months before it starts, so we will have a lot of practising to do.
 Daisy was off school today because we had a lot of snow.  I'm not sure if it will open tomorrow either, as we still have more white stuff to come.  We kept Martha off from nursery too, as I didn't want to drive anywhere, and hubby worked from home.
Over at Incy Wincy this week, our theme is Make us laugh.  I have used an image by one of our sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose this as I love the sentiment and thought it would be great for my Mum.  She is a crafter - especially sewing - and has a whole room full of fabric, trims, etc and she won't get rid of anything just in case it comes in useful some day.  I am sure this is where I get it from!
See you later.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hop little bunnies

 Hi all,
No craft from me today, but just a couple of pictures of what the girls have been up to.  We've had about 8 inches of snow and so the girls made snow bunnies and put Martha's spare hats and our scarves on them.  Then, later, Daisy and hubby made a snow monster.  What do you think?
I hope we have seen the last of the snow as I am meant to be going to a rehearsal tomorrow afternoon, but I don't fancy going at the moment.
See you later

Friday, January 18, 2013

Is it too early?

Hi all,
I hope you are all okay, and keeping warm if snow is near you.  Daisy's school was shut early and we had to collect them.  I was glad she comes on the bus as I wouldn't have wanted to drive to get her.  I really don't like driving in snow.  We've got about 5 inches of snow here and the girls are looking forward to going out and making snowmen tomorrow.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is Christmas in January.  I did find it a bit hard making a Christmas card now, but it might help me be more organised for next Christmas.  I have used a fab image by Bugaboo, one of our sponsors.
See you later.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Hi all,
I hope you had a good weekend.  We took Daisy, Martha and three of Daisy's friends out on Sunday for Daisy's birthday treat.  They went bowling, to a soft play and then had lunch.  They all seemed to enjoy it and it wasn't as stressful as I thought it might be!  We kept Martha off from nursery today as she has a horrible cold and heavy snow is forecast all day and I didn't fancy taking her there and then having to drive through snow to collect her (luckily I don't have work today).  The snow is falling quite heavily and I am wondering how long it will be before Daisy's school calls to say they are shutting.  It is in a rural area and the lanes get bad quite quickly, so the school makes a decision to send the bus children home early at times to avoid it.
Over at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by Limited Runs and Iva Nova Chest.  We have a tic tac toe board for you this week.  I have gone for 3 papers, bling and metal.  The image is a pre-coloured one by Limited Runs called Heart House.  Personally, I think it is cheating a bit to have pre coloured images, so I am sorry, but I didn't have a lot of time and didn't want to let my teamies down, so used it.  The papers are free ones from a magazine and the metal things are by Stamping Up.
See you later.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The seaweed is alway greener, in somebody else's lake....

Happy 6th birthday to Daisy
Hi all,
As you may gather, it is Daisy's birthday today.  She got up at half six this morning and opened all her presents, with Martha helping.  She asked to go to the local pub for tea, so hubby came home from work a bit earlier and we headed there, which was lovely as we don't often go out in the week.
We gave Daisy a pink camera, as she loves taking photos and also taking videos of herself singing and this one is better quality than the kids camera she did have, which has now been claimed by Martha.  She also had some money, so we are taking her shopping on Saturday as she would like some clothes and some toys.
Over at CRAFT, we have a colour theme for you to use, which is mainly blues.  I have used Ursula Honey, by Sassy Design Studios, one of our sponsors, and I thought the blue theme went well, as she is meant to live in the sea.  The papers are from my scrap boxes and I used woodware punches for the flowers.
See you later.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Better late than never!

Hi all,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  As has been the case for a while here, it was really busy and I am still chasing my tail, which is why I haven't been around to any blogs for a while.  I am planning to put that right tonight and tomorrow.  The drama club's nativity went well.  The children enjoyed it and the parents were pleased with what they saw, which is always nice.  Then, my inlaws came over for a few days over Christmas.  The girls were very excited on the day and seemed to like what they got.  Then, it was hubby's birthday on the 29th, so we went over to my inlaws for a few days to see some friends and then they offered to babysit while we went to see Skyfall - which I enjoyed more than some of the recent Bond films.  We had friends over for New Year and then we all went for a walk on the beach - the kids even paddled. 
Daisy goes to school tomorrow and although I'll miss her, it will be quite nice to get back to a normal routine.
Over at Incy Wincy, our theme is to use something new.  I have used Ruby, a stamp by one of our sponsors, Care2Stamp.  The scallop dies and embossing folder were bought at the NEC in November, but I haven't had a chance to use them before, so they are my something new.
As I haven't had a chance to post this before, I thought I would do it now.  The bottom card is my DT inspiration for CRAFT. Our theme is to make your own backing paper.  I have used an image called Harley and Haley by Saturated Canary.  The background paper was made with Victorian Velvet distress ink, stamped with a flower stamp I got free with a magazine.

I have made this one for Daisy's birthday.  She will be 6 this Thursday and so on Sunday we are taking her and 3 friends bowling.