Tuesday 31 May 2011

Weigh in Tonight

Well as you know I lost a stone before I went away, then I had 2 weeks in the sun (must put some piccies on blog!!!). Well last week I went to weight watchers and I had put on 1.5lbs over the 2 weeks which I was really pleased with!

Well tonight I had my weigh in and.....I lost 2.5lbs!!!! Whoo hoo!!! That was the 1.5lbs I put on over the holiday and and extra 1lb. That's a total of 15lbs now... My next target is to loose a further 2stone by November 11th when I go on holiday again.

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Monday 30 May 2011

Less is More Challenge week 17

Well have been home from holiday for more than a week now and I have now made my first card. I have quite a few anniversaries in June so I thought I would make one and enter it into the 'Less is More' Challenge this week.

The greeting is computer generated and I have cut it out using a square nestie. (I did try to print it straight onto the card but I couldn't get it centralised!) I have added a flower from my stash to finish it off.

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Wednesday 25 May 2011

Well he kept us waiting...

As you are aware from my previous post I have been away the last two weeks on holiday (more of that to come soon) and we were waiting for the birth of our first grandson. He was due to be born on 7th May, the day we went away but he didn't make a show. As I hadn't heard anything by the Tuesday I texted my son to see if any news and he told me no. Laura his girlfriend had had a few pains but no baby. On the Saturday it was my hubby's birthday and I joked to him that the babe would wait til then. Which is what he did.

I'd like to introduce you to my grandson. Leon James Ancell. Born 1.40am on 14th May 2011 weighing in at 8lb 11.5oz.

I love him to bits!!!!

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Friday 6 May 2011

Where has the last 19 years gone...

It is the anniversary of my Mum's death today and I wonder where the last 19 years have gone. But then I think of my dear niece who never knew her nan although my sister was able to tell Mum that she was going to have another grandchild. Samantha will be 19 this year and her nan would be very proud of her. I love you mum always.xx

Now for a bit of happier news, I am off on holiday tomorrow to Florida and am so looking forward to it. We go twice a year but i still love it.

My last card I have made before my holiday is a card for my oldest step son whose girlfriend is due to give birth to a baby boy any day. Hubby and I were not impressed when we found out but what can you do!! The baby is coming so we will welcome him into our hearts.

The backing papers are from my stash and to be honest I had forgotten I had them but now that I have used them, I love them. I have used bazzill bling card to layer the bp on. The bears were cut from a sizzix die and I have had these for ages. I added some ribbon and some blue bows and gems from my stash. The greeting is stamped from 2 different stamps, stamped onto bazzill bling and cut using a Stampin Up scallopped oval punch.

The card is coming with me to Florida and will be sent when the little man has arrived.

I will see you all on my return in 2 weeks time.

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Thursday 5 May 2011

One more day to go...

...before my holiday and I am getting very excited. Today has been quite busy but I still managed to make this card this morning whilst waiting for my shopping to be delivered.

The images are stickers and I can't remember for the life of me where they cam from. They have been stuck onto bazzill bling card and stuck on the base card using sticky pads. The greeting ia from craftwork cards matted on bazzill bling cut with the Stampin Up scalloped oval. The gems are from my stash.

This card was a very easy and quick card to make. I have some more of these stickers so will be making more cards like this.....but not until I come back from my hols......

I have one more card to show you tomorrow.

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Wednesday 4 May 2011

Today's card

I'm on a bit of a role at the moment with my cards. It must be the sunny weather...:-)

The latest one is an image I coloured last year and decided it was about time I made it into a card. The image is another Karendoodles one and can be bought here. The backing paper is from my stash and has been put through the cuttlebug embossing folders, swirls and swiss dots. Nesties were used to cut the image and I then added some buttons from my stash. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards and the matt for it was made using a Stampin Up oval scalloped punch.

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Final weigh on before holiday

Well had my final weigh in last night before my holiday and I ........... stayed the same, but that's ok. I set my target 7 weeks ago to loose a stone before my holiday and I have achieved that so Whoo hoo to me :-)

Off to Florida on Saturday for 2 weeks so will have a good time and than start again when I get back..hopefully will be doing plenty of walking so won't put too much weight on.

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Monday 2 May 2011

Some more 'Build a Blossom' Cards

Here are some more cards that I made using the 'Build a Blossom' flowers from La Pashe.

The greeting on the above card was done using a Stampin Up set and the one below was a greeting set from Paula Pascale.

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Less is More Challenge week 13

Over the weekend I made some more 'build a blossom' flowers. I really like these. I thought they would be ideal for the Less is More challenge week 13 Lucky Dip Thank you or Congratulations

The flower is a gardenia and I have fixed it to the card blank with sticky pads. The greeting has been stamped with versafine ink using a set of stamps from Paula Pascale.

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