Monday, 28 April 2008

5000 anniverary.... no not mine!

Kath over at
is holding a draw to mark her 5000 anniversary. Lovely items, lovely blog and a lovely gesture.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Trimcraft Demo

Went along to a demo today held at The Range demo'd by Tracy Watkiss... fabby papers, brads, stamps..... and most of all a demo by someone who knows her stuff.....

I said I wouldnt spend anymore than £20... I went £4.85 over... but to be fair £2 was on a couple of storage jars for buttons..... Tracy led me to them...

Guess who is going back for more....

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Inspirational blog hopping.... with a difference....

Not inspirational with regards to creativity but inspirational down to the passion and commitment that so many blogs have with regards to their own personal stories of illness, loss, boulders on the pathway of life..... and the determination to ensure that those around them are given the best possible chance of happiness...

I won't name names... as I am sure that in my travels I will find more and more and would not want to leave anyone out... but suffice to say.... thank you to those who care and give to others... it shows that love does make a difference...

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Ever counted how many bras you have!!!

Now for me, this is a major step forward and one that I'm not going to shy away from on my craft blog even though its not craft related... then again.... it inspired me in another way and helped me with moving on along this journey called breast cancer... I have in the loft a massive box of bras... and I had in two drawers in the bedroom.. 40 bras... yep you read it right, 40, and of those 40 not one of them has actually left the drawer in 4 years... I was holding onto the past, too lacking in so many things to actually do something with them... so I ignored it...

I have something unrelated going on in my life that I can not as of yet discuss... (not cancer or physical illness:-) ) which is pushing me to declutter... I would have probably still had the bras in years to come but have joined a site for support with regards to breast cancer, instead of just discussing it with people who know me.... I have also received an appt for a mammogram and it feels like the time is right to pass the bras onto a better more worthy home.. so a box of them are going

When I can get my nephew to come in the loft with me, then I will forward the others onto them too...

I looked out into my garden just now and the small tree I have growing in a massive container is budding and has some really fantastic colour leaves coming through.... isnt nature wonderful... made me think of how time doesnt stand still.... time to move on.. :-)

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

New PB stamps and Nesties

Came home late last night to three parcels from the USA Wooohooo, will post a pic shortly.. so have some exciting new things to get creative with...

Tho!!! and wait for this... when it says on the Spellbinders Magnetic Placement Mat... Do not cut into mat... it does actually mean that... even with the inside die... yep thats me!!! outer die the right way... inner die.. wrong way...

This white tape looks well groovy (not) across the back...its my makeshift way to ensure it does'nt suddenly have a gapping hole in the centre.. (groan)

Live and learn... so they say... I hope!!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

My first tagging

Lea over at English Autumn has tagged me...

Here you go...

1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? And why?

2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?
3. What are your three favourite crafting products?
4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?
5. What are the last three books that you read?
6. Qvc or create & Craft?
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?

My answers.....
1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? And why?
Well..... lets see... Pheobe from friends.... Alice Tinker from Vicar of Dibley and a strange one I know.... but Dory from Finding Nemo..... apparently I'm a bit like them all... (I know... not a good advert for being serious or organised) so if you could roll their personalities into the looks fo Pheobe and of course her figure... that'll do me nicely :D

2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?
On my gawd.... ermmm thinking about it being for charity...Lorraine Kelly as shes down to earth and would muck in and have loads of chat.... and for the second two weeks.... er..... burrell,..... for no other reason then I'd like to slap him.
3. What are your three favourite crafting products?

Cuttlebug and accessories (thats cheating isnt it!!) papers, h20s

4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?
Thats an easy one, A cancer curing machine

5. What are the last three books that you read?
Just finished The Bitch Goddess Notebook - didnt like it but had to read to the end... 21 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell, nice girlie read... and re read just before that PS I love you... ahhhhhhhhhhhh

6. Qvc or create & Craft?
Neither.... Have nt watched either for over a year and dont miss either...
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?
Any or all normally.... no set fav product... end up getting them all at some point..

8. What is your claim to fame?

I have nt really got one..... YET!!!!

I have passed these questions onto these next 3 people... (think thats right .. yikes!!)

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Post pals

A sad yet inspirational reminder that life is a gift to treasure and nuture....
no words are enough to promote this fantastic site.... just be prepared to be stunned by the zest for life these children have...

Things not to do when you are tired and poorly

Go to bed at 8pm, waking again in the early hours... come downstairs, make a cuppa and blog hop ending up on the Magnolia website just because they are so pretty.... feel sorry for yourself for being poorly and having lots of yucky things go on in your life at the moment... press add to cart ( should be add to card!) on five stamps... then in a daze type in your debit card details... then go on the hanglar website and definitely swoon at the lovely images... blog hop again with a sad look on your face due to not being able to buy any Hanglars ( in retrospect... YAY!!!!) then drag yourself back to bed where you lay tossing and turning, sneezing and coughing...

But I did.... and luckily I really like jacket potatoes and baked beans... and the adventure of making meals from the freezer and cupboards... (goes to deposit debit card with sister!)

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

This week I will (craft related)

learn to use my digi camera that I bought over a year ago and its been used once at a James Blunt concert...

take photo's of my nieces scrapbook that I made for her 12th birthday...

make at least 3 cards from the scrap stash

sew up the middle of lots of a4 clear plastic envelopes to hold the peel offs.

sort the buttons into colour combinations boxes instead of them all being in one glass jar.. pretty yes! frustrating double yes!!!! (done.... 15/4/08 whilst sorting out, I remembered that all the buttons apart from a few off clothes that are no longer good to wear or good enough for the charity shop, were bought in packs of colour.... which I then threw into a big glass jar... and have now spent ages sorting back into individual colours... and put into a diy screw/nail holder until such time as I see something that I want to store them in allowing for expansion in the future.... or will I then decide to throw them all into one container again... who knows.... its a crafters dilemma :-)

finish winding ribbons onto dolly pegs....

(cough...... well I will try at least!)

Monday, 14 April 2008

Yikes, it sounds like I have just come here for a moan!! The not feeling well last night turned into feeling really not well today... so have spent most of the afternoon in bed, but on the good news side... my circles nesties have been shipped from cut at home YAY and I am waiting for some PB's from HM stamps.... paid for by my family *heart*.


I went to bed at 8pm earlier feeling a bit unwell and had a bit of a restless sleep waking up again at midnight(ish) I ended up coming back downstairs and have spent a while blog hopping... discovering a lush storage blog ( have put details in the links over there >>>) So here I am sat in my little 8x6 room, surrounded by plastic storage shelves, drawers and a couple of free standing shelving units dreaming of having a room that is decked out with the most gorgeous wooden storage units ever with every conceivable cute storage item I have seen in the past hour and half... but then I gave my head a wobble!! ......... I'm lucky to have a Tupperware Room! it might be all plastic storage and not fancy at all... but its warm, kinda cute, compact!! next to the kitchen (bonus being near the kettle) and though it will not be featuring in Vogue any time soon.... its my space and I appreciate it..

Sunday, 13 April 2008

London Marathon today

I have been glued to the TV screen as my friend Gill was running today... I am so proud of her, I doubt I am fit enough to run to the bottom of the street. (tut at me!)

Saturday, 12 April 2008

This addiction to blogging has curtailed any actual card making this evening! All I have actually done is sort out loads of already coloured in stamped images and have a quick tidy of the scrap paper and card I have... I have set myself a challenge that no matter how many dotties, Georges, PBs, etc that I feel like colouring in... I must make at least 15 cards from my scrap stash first.... we shall see tho!!

Shock horror!!! I just pressed publish post and then went and re read what my name means... How TRUE!!!!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhh the child in me is dancing around all proud of herself... I actually added the music player all by myself... YAY!!!!

Somehow I think I must be not quite 'getting' this blogging thing... like how do you actually get your photos onto a slideshow? How do I show my blog page link on another site? I'm sure I will get the hang of it later and it will help my impatience a tiny tad!!

My first post!!


Welcome to my first attempt at a blog, where it goes no one knows.. a bit like the meaning behind "imagination" it can take us anywhere....not unlike me... I never know where my imagination will take me next...