Monday 31 October 2011

Weigh in Today - and last weeks!!

Well I was naughty last week and never blogged my weigh in results. Well last week I lost a lb which left me with 4and 1/2lb to loose on 2 weeks (I wanted to get under the next stone by the time I go to Florida). I set myself a target of 2lb this week and 2lb next.

This week I weighed in and I had lost 3lb ( whoo hoo!!!!!!!) I was shocked but very pleased!

I now have 1 and 1/2lbs to loose to get under the next stone and only 1/2lb to reach my 2stone mark!!!!

Wish me luck!!!!

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Sunday 30 October 2011

Our day with Leon

We had Leon for the day on Saturday. He was a joy to have again and very very good. I can't believe that he is nearly 6months old. After he had his lunch we took him out for a walk and we stopped off at the park. Here he is having his first ever go on a swing.

On the way back home we called into my friends house and she gave him a tiny rusk. (He loves rusks and wolfs them down for his lunch but normally they are mixed with some of his milk. He he is trying and almost succeeding in eating it (well as much as you can with no teeth!!). He made it all soggy so my friend ended up giving him little pieces and he ate it all!!

After his afternoon nap he had a little play and here he is watching Ice Age. He was mesmerised by it!
Another lovely day with him.

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My First Trinitage Card

Last year I bought some trinitage sheets for Christmas from La Pashe. I decided to give them a go a couple of days ago and here is my first card.

I used card, gems and ribbon from my stash. The gold paper was from a Dawn Bibby kit I got a few years ago from QVC. Once you have made the tubes the concept is very easy and very effective.

This is the front of the card.
This is the inside.
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Friday 28 October 2011

Some Christmas Cards

Over the last few days I have been making some Christmas cards for my box. Here are some of them that I have done. The style came from a shoebox card that JanR did on our first meet to Appleby Magna.

The images are digi images that I got from somewhere and coloured them in promarkers last year sometime.
The white backgrounds are embossed with lines criss cross. The greetings are from Craftwork cards. The lotus pendent from spellbinders was used for the backing to the images.Backing card and gems are from my stash.

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Thursday 27 October 2011

Anniversary Card

Today I suddenly remembered that I had had a text last week from a work colleague of my hubby's asking if I can make an anniversary card for his wife which is on 1st November. Don't know why I didn't do it at the time but I had completely forgot.

The remit was 15th anniversary which is crystal and flowers and hearts. This is what I came up with.
The backing paper is embossed and is gorgeous just wish I can remember where I got it from :-). The ribbon I actually got from a new top that I have recently bought and I cut the ribbon out! The flowers and bow are from my stash. For the gems (well they look like crystals!!) The greeting is computer generated and cut using a nestie.

This is the box that I made to go with it.

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Wednesday 26 October 2011


Yesterday my husband had a little accident at work. He is a police inspector and has been waiting for for his new work phone. Well it arrived yesterday and as with most new phones you have to charge them up. So hubby lent over the shredder - yes I said shredder - to plug the charger on and guess what.......yep his tie got caught in the shredder... luckily all police officers have to wear clip on ties so he was able to pull it off before he did any damage to himself...although the same can't be said about the tie.....

I had to ring him up at work yesterday to break the news that I have to have a cap fitted on my dodgy tooth that had had root canal treatment a couple of months ago and it's gonna cost £350!!!!
He told me that my friend (who works with him) wanted to tell me something and he put her on the phone and she told me what had happened. Well to say I laughed, was an understatement. The only problem was I was standing in the middle of a shopping street and people were walking passed me as if I was a loony! hahahahahaha!!

My only regret was that I wasn't there to see it & they don't have CCTV in their office!!!!!!

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Saturday 22 October 2011

Another Christmas Card

Good afternoon from a very sunny but chilly South Coast here..brrrr - had to succumb on Thursday and put my heating on!! Was determined not to have it on until November but can't stand being cold! Love this weather though - cold and crisp!

Yesterday I was up in my craft room and was feeling in a Christmassy mood so started going through my Christmas boxes ( I have a few!! didn't realise how much stuff I had) So I have decided this year to use what I already have and not buy anything new!! (well apart from the 3 new embossing folders I bought from e-bay :-) )

Here's the first is a kit I bought in Doncaster last year from Kraftyhands . The kit comes complete with decoupage image, A5 card & enevelope and other co ordinating tags and seal etc.
I do have a coiple more so watch this space.

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Sunday 16 October 2011

Made some Christmas cards

When I went to Appleby Magna back in June, Debs had some Snowman decoupage sheets that she was giving away and I took a few of the sheets. When I was away in the New Forest a few weeks ago I made some of these decoupage up and yesterday afternoon I made a few into cards. (I had a bit of a card marathon!!! :-) ) Here are the cards I made.

This is a square card. The snowflake is a sizzlit die which I have put stickles on (I don't do glitter!) Have stuck a gem in the middle. 4 gems in the corners of the cards. The greeting I found in my Christmas box and this has been layered on silver mirri card.
This is a 5x7 card. Image just stuck on blank card. Snowflake as before except this time have put a snowflake brad in the middle of it. The greeting again I found in my Christmas box.
5x7 landscape card, image just stuck onto card and Christmas greeting from Craftwork cards used.
Quick, easy cards. I have a couple more sheets to make up so hopefully will be showing you soon.

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Saturday 15 October 2011

Have been finishing some shoebox cards

This afternoon I have been making up some of the shoebox cards form some of the crafty meets that I have been on. I didn't realise how many I have outstanding - naughty Cally!!! - Here are the ones that I have made.

This is Trace's card from our Guildford meet in August. It's an 8x8 Christmas card.
This is Trace's card from Appleby Magna in June 2011. Beautiful A5 card. She even provided us with a card box.
This is Jennie's card from the Christmas meet 2010. I didn't actually attend this meet as I was on holiday but I did provide a shoebox card. This is a padded card. The image is a material square. I do have some of these and they are really effective and easy cards. Just need to get round to making some!!!
This is Chris's card from Appleby Magna this year. A beautiful simple and easy Christmas card. Very effective.
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Catching up with my birthday cards

Well have been trying to finish off all my birthday & anniversary cards for the rest of the year as I need to start on my Christmas cards as I'm going away for 3 weeks in November. Well here are 2 that I made yesterday afternoon

The first one is for my brother in law. I have used a 'flippin men' decoupage image from La Pashe. The decoupage image has been stuck on acetate. The backing image also comes with the decoupage sheet. Just added some card candi from my stash.

The second card I have done is for my mother in law. I have used stickers and I can't remember for the life of me where they came from. I know bought them from the Craft Barn years ago but do not know who they were from. The greeting is computer generated and the backing card and gems are from my stash.

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Friday 14 October 2011

Another beautiful day in October

It's been another beautiful day today although it has got a bit chilly now. This afternoon I have been making cards.

I had a message from an old friend the other day, on that I had not seen in a very long time and she mentioned that it was her 25th wedding anniversary this year.. Well to say that my flabber was gasted is an understatement. I know time goes quickly but i was bridesmaid at her wedding along with her two daughters.

It was her second marriage and she got married in pink and our bridesmaid dresses were a pale green, quite heavy and done in the style of 1920's, drop waisted, beautiful dress. I must see if I can dig out a photo.

Anyway thought I had better get a card done for her and Barry - her husband and here is what I came up with.
I used a square card, silver mirri card, corners inverted cut and stuck to the card blank. Ribbon tied round the the base and a separate bow made (I'm useless at making bows but this one was ok). The image is from an embossing folder ran under the cuttlebug and then layered onto some more mirri card and white card. Gems from my stash were used to finish it off. The wording and number 25 were peel offs.

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Wednesday 12 October 2011

A belated birthday card

On Monday I received a belated birthday card from Toni.

Such a beautiful card. Thank you Toni.

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Tuesday 11 October 2011

Grandad, Can I have your job please?

I had Leon today as his Mummy had an emergency op on Saturday night and only came out of hospital yesterday. So Mummy & Daddy needed a rest.

I walked him into town again to go visit my hubby at work. (Just to stop him moaning that I get to see Leon more than him!!)

When we arrived Leon decided that Grandad wasn't doing a good enough job so decided to take over!!

Trying out Grandad's desk for size!

Hat's a little too big but it will do!!
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Weight Update

Last night was weigh in night. I lost 1.5lbs which I was pleased about. That's a total of 7lb in 2 weeks and I received my 1/2stone award.

Target is to loose another 6lb before Nov 11th - this is when I go to Florida!!!

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Monday 10 October 2011

My Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary - 18 years - wow where has that time gone?? Not bad when some people said it would never last!!!!!

Here is the card that I made my darling hubby. Someone had posted the image on Facebook and I had to have it. I thought it was ideal for my hubby!!. The card is a pre - scored easel card from Craftwork cards. Image cut out with nesties. Backing paper from my stash as was the ribbon and card. The greeting was computer generated and I finished it off with some card candy.

He loved it!!!

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Saturday 8 October 2011

What a smile!!!

Had to share this with you today. Leon this morning when we popped in to see him. Who can resist him?????

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My Birthday Cards

As you are all aware it was my birthday last week and I received some lovely pressies including a Kindle from my darling hubby - (it did have to get sent back as it didn't work properly but now have a new one and loving it!!). I also received some lovely cards. I know a lot of people think cards are a waste of time or just a commercial rouse to get you to spend more money but to me a card is everything (maybe that's why i love making them :-) ). As I say to my husband, as long as I receive a card I'm not worried about a pressie! There is nothing better than a home crafted card either and here are a few that I received from my friends!

This is from an old work colleague of mine, Mary. She doesn't make the cards herself but she nearly always sends me a handmade one.
I love this card and if you saw my earlier post about Appleby Magna back in June you would know how apt this card is. This is from Trace whom I met through the Crafters reunited forum I belong to. Thank you Trace.
This is from another friend from the Forum, Kim. Again a very beautiful card. Thank you Kim.
This is from my mate Pam. Another beautiful card. We did a similar card in a card class using peeloffs and vellum. The effect is gorgeous. Thank you Pam.
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Tuesday 4 October 2011

Weigh in

As followers will know I have been following Weight Watcher since March and in total lost 20lbs in total with them but I didn't get on with the diet very well. I wasn't loosing anymore so a couple of weeks ago I decided to quit WW and after my holiday to the New Forest I decided to join Slimming world.

I have done slimming world before and did quite well, so last week off I trotted to get weighed and I had put 5lbs since I had last been weighed which was 3 weeks ago.

I love the new extra easy plan and last night I went for my first weigh in and guess what.....

I lost 5 and half pounds!!!

I am so happy, I couldn't believe it and I never felt hungry at all.. I did have Kentucky to celebrate but will be back on plan today...

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Monday 3 October 2011

My Birthday Weekend

It was my birthday on Sunday and what a beautiful day but my birthday actually started on Saturday when hubby and I looked after Leon for the day.

Everyday we see him he has changed slightly. It won't be long now before he starts to crawl!!

As I said Sunday was my birthday. I reached the grand old age of 45. This will be a birthday to remember as it was really hot, like a summer's day and although it has been nice before. never this nice where you could sunbathe!
We went out for lunch to a country pub and it was beautiful..... Here's me sunning myself in the beer garden.
Here's hubby and me at the dinner table..
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