Friday 26 December 2008


Just chewing a Quality Street Toffee Penny for the last half an hour! Off my diet for yesterday and today and really enjoyed the "naughties". I have lost 2 stones (28 pounds) and have another 2 to go so decided that halfway was a good time to have a few treats!

I made this card a few weeks ago for a special friend using an alcohol ink background done onto glossy card and overstamped with a Magnolia swirl in Adirondack Raspberry. I then stamped these Paper Artsy Squiggly Ink stamps onto acetate and embossed before adding the Grungeboard flower which was coloured with Adirondack Colour Washes in Cranberry and Stonewashed before spritzing over the top with Glimmer Mists in Cranberry Zing and Snowflake.

Gosh I have sticky teeth. YUM!! Going to do some tidying up at my desk tonight and hopefully make something new. Isn't it WONDERFUL not to have to make anything "Christmassy"?!!

Thursday 25 December 2008


THIS is what Christmas looks like when you are four and come in the living room to find Santa has brought you "everything I wanted" which in fairness to our rascal was only three things (seems Santa brought him a bit more than that!). After weeks of threatening him for good behaviour or Santa wouldn't bring him anything it also seems that Ben "must have been a better boy than you thought". Well there's no answer to that is there??!!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are and whoever you are with. If like us you are spending Christmas without your beloved for whatever reason (ours is at work) then you get an extra big hug.

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Talk about cheering me up!

These came today from my wonderful friend Annie. They are narcissus and freesia and cannot tell you how they have cheered me up and how stunning they smell. Thank you so much - I was moved to tears.

I have made some truly amazing friends through this blog and from the Stamping Mad Forum - real friends, not just "virtual" ones. There's a real support network going on here and I am just so pleased to be a part of it!

Monday 22 December 2008


This is the name of what I have apparently! Anyway it's bloody sore whatever it's called!! I have anti-biotics now and should be fighting fit in a couple of days.

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas.