Sunday, 1 November 2009


Today I went to the Dawn Bibby studio as there was a mini demo weekend, it was fairly quiet and Dawn wasn't there as she was under the weather. Anyway the reason I went was to watch the very talented and lovely lady Lindsay Mason, we swapped atc's and Lindsay very kindly showed us how to use distress Inks, well guess what, I'm hooked! Sadly I only got 2 colours as stocks were low, but I shall be buying more! I made a couple of cards with them, the 1st one I panicked and it's not quite how it should be, the owl should be further down, but hey ho, it was my 1st attempt. The second although rather greeny is much better and has boosted my confidence to try more. There's a few photos here including the atc's I swapped with Lindsay. I also bought Lindsay's book which she kindly signed for me.

1st attempt at distress inking!

second and possibly better attempt at distressing!

first attemp at distress inking!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Blog candy

If you hop on over to sarah's blog there is some scrummy blog candy!

Sunday, 26 July 2009


I love this time of year, when July is nearly over and we are nearer to my beloved Autumn, on the 1st and 2nd of August I shall be heading over to Dawn Bibby studios in oswaltwistle for the craft demo weekend, it's always a hight kight of the year for me.
On saturday the 15th I shall pop in at Portfolio arts and crafts for a jewellery Demo, then the biggy on Sept will be the stitch and craft show at Manchester Central, I shall probably go by myself as I can pick and choose how I go about my day, I might pop into Afflecks for some beads, might pop into primark to see what they have on sale for autumn, wow I can't wait!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


Yeah, I had a weigh in and lost 4lb in my 1st week! way to go!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Slimming World.

Now then after failing miserably to lose any weight and sadly gaining it, I have decided to take the plunge and join slimming world tonight, I've never been to one of their meetings, and hope it will be a successful move, I'm not mega overweight but good do with losing a good stone, I've tried weight watchers but never got on with it as I always seemed to be hungry, might have been doing it wrong but hey ho! I intend to keep a record on my blog and hope to have lost some when I go to see Oasis in june!


Well what a busy week! I've been making some more jewellery, that I have mostly given away, I gave my son's friend the charm bracelet and earrings, cos she's such a sweetie, then my son blagged the other bracelet. Below are some piccies, some are jewellery and some are of our trip to manchester yesterday to visit my son at uni, this piccie is in chinatown, the very tall people are from a spanish exhibition that was on.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

check out passion for crafts for some blog candy

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Well today I took the bull by the horns and did my first canvas, I got the idea from Dyan at art from the heart, she does some amazing stuff, then I made 2 pairs of earring, one pair to match the necklace I made the other day and these red beauties, the photo doesn't do the beads justice!

Saturday, 18 April 2009


Today I have been making some pieces of jewellery, I made a necklace (gonna make earrings and bracelet to match) I put my pandora type beads onto some stretch magic as the snake chain bracelet that I had them on was too big, I also made some earrings out of a few beads I had knocking about, I love it it is so therapeutic, the piccies below are what I made.
here is some of the pieces I made

Have been having a bash at jewellery making today, I also recieved Make Jewellery mag that I won on Kirsty Wisemans blog, the lovely lady also sent me a copy of her Patti Picklicious CD, which I can't wait to try.
some piccies of our simba

cutie pie Simba

Friday, 17 April 2009

oh dear!

Had a mad do this last couple of weeks and my savings are depleting quite rapidly, I bought papers and embellishments at topaz, beads and finding and a packet of nestabilities on wednesday, today I've been and bought a canvas, some brushes and some acrylic paint, lord know when I'll get time to use em! Will be needing more storage before long, suddenly the RUBS on qvc look quite tempting!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Hop over to Carol's Paperplayce

for some really cool blog candy!

Monday, 13 April 2009


So you know what that means.......... yes get the grass cut! I hate gardening with a passion, but I also hate the garden looking scruffy so there's only one thing to do and that's get on with it, it means dodging the cat poo from next doors trillions of cats that seem to think my garden is their bathroom, scraping up ashes from last years bonfire, and then planning my less grass is better project that I have planned, which is geting a shed, put gravel down and making a path, oh and I'm going to palnt some rhodedendroms to cover the end fence of the garden, oh happy days!

Monday, 6 April 2009


These are a few piccies

and finally Dawn

Sheena Douglass

Leonie Pujol

The lovely Lyndsey Mason

and another, isn't Jane's work fab!

and another

and another

another pic

More pics

ha ha I think my post is ass way up, never mind!


Yesterday I trundled off to oswaldtwistle to DAWN BIBBY'S craft weekend, the place seemed rather quiet, but I heard someone say say that it was very busy on saturday, sooooooo glad I picked sunday to go then, there were quite a few demonstrators, Dawn, Sheena Douglass, Leonie, Lyndsey Mason, then some of Dawns team, one demonstrator that caught my eye was a lady called Jane, she had made some amazing scrapbook pages, see below and above!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Birthdays AND Mothers day!

How lucky am I,? got some gorgeous cards, hubby bought me some Clarins stuff, I got a really cute dog from build a bear of my eldest son for ma's day, cash, a donkey, yep a donkey, some burts bees for my mitts, some make-up from MAC, a humungus bar of dairy milk hazlenut, and some more cash.
I'm thinking of buying a new phone with a good camera, but it's a bliddy minefield trying to find one.
So I shall enjoy the rest of my day!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


How cheeky, I got an error message when I tried to post! As I was saying I managed to make a tecnique mirror finally, only done 4 tiles but will carry on with the others when I get time, time what is that lol, never enough hours in the day!!
Will also upload a couple of cards as well!


Not blogged for a while, too busy reading other peoples lol, well I've done a spot of crafting

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


I read Dyan Reavely's blog religiously everyday, and lucky me was a comment winner, I eagerly await my prize with great excitment, yipppeeeeeee

Saturday, 3 January 2009

me and jack

some piccies from the last couple of months

Nov 5th

More Blogging to be done!

Tis the year to do more blogging, I spend sooooooooo much time reading other people's crafty blogs that I don't get time to write on mine, or get any crafting done for that matter, I thought I would have had more time for myself when my oldest left for uni, but I tend to spend too much time on the lappy.
I'm watching celeb big brother this year for a laugh, love celebs making fools of themselves! I had a fabby xmas, and we are having our New Years Day meal tomoz, yes I know it's the 4th of jan but hubby was working, so I rearranged it, like you do!
I got a new (55) car the other day, a fiat punto in a lovely metallic turqoise, I had to part with my lovely frontera as it was costing too much to run, the punto is taking me some getting used to as it's soooo nippy, the frontera was quite laid back and slow, a bit like me.
I bought 4 craft mags in the last 2 days, so I hope it inspires me, also I have the cosmo cricket tsv unopened to paly with, so that should keep me out of the body shop! I've just rediscovered them again and keep going in and buting stuff, naughty, but nice!

jack and Lemur at Dalton zoo

jack and Lemur at Dalton zoo