Friday 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Hi and Happy New Year,
To all my lovely followers and new blogging friends, I hope that you have a very happy and healthy 2011. Thank you so much for all your support, 2010 was a delightful year. Here's to 2011 being just as wonderful, best wishes to you all :0) xxx

Wednesday 22 December 2010

French Essence an inspiration.

Yesterday I visited one of my favourite blogs, French Essence. Vicky Archer is the Australian authoress of this beautiful blog and her book French Essence is available along with My French life
I've been visiting Vicky's blog for a while and I find inspiration and beautiful images, my visits are always rewarding. The photograph yesterday was Vicky's living room, I was amazed at the beauty of this room.

If you have a few spare minutes drop in........................ Vicky was interviewed by The Skirted Roundtable
a very interesting conversation about her journey to her life in France.

I wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday 19 December 2010

An Award, Yay, :0)

Hello blogging buddies, hope that you're well and enjoying the run up to the festive period? I've been just a bit busy lately and haven't had a lot of time, like a lot of you I'm sure:0)
I received an award and have only just got around to posting about it. From the lovely Deborah over at Deborah's Gems
This comes with a list of conditions but time is so short I really can't do them, so apologies to Deborah who was kind enough to send it to me, I hope I still qualify:0)
I hope that life's not quite as busy for you but my best guess is that it's just as frantic as it is here. I'm ashamed to say I've not even written my GB cards yet, ah! well best get on. 
Have fun  and best wishes to you all :0) xx

    Sunday 12 December 2010

    Sad News

    Graphicus is closing it's doors, I'm so sad for Glenda and all the team. They have been an inspiration over the years. I wish them all the best and hope that they can return to the crafting world soon.

    Thursday 9 December 2010

    Happy Today, Oh Yeah:0)

    Okay, it's a happy day today, hope that you are having one too, 

    I made a card..................
    I had lots of inky fun making this, it has so many different techniques I've gone back to my roots. I think it was probably 3 or 4years ago when Tim Holtz was over here at the Craft Barn I was so lucky, he had a workshop and demoed for about and hour. I was very impressed by his style and have loved grunge ever since, I'm pretty messy too so it's lots of fun and I can let my hair down:0)

    The  postman delivered today, he looked so cold, I felt really sorry for him:{ 
    It was my order of some recycled cards, love the colour and texture, good thing too there are 50 of them in the pack.

    Grunge board Numbers. The back ground is the ATC sized Christmas Carols  stamp and Seasonal salvage stickers

    Hubby said to me after I'd finished
     '"Why aren't all our Christmas cards like that?"
    he hadn't noticed that I'd spent the majority of the afternoon up to my elbows in ink and embossing powder and grumbling at the wet tissue tape when it wouldn't stick:0)

    Sunday 5 December 2010

    Sad today, everybody say ahh!

    Hi , hello it's a sad MC that greets you from coffee headquarters today, my son moved out, ahh, feeling sad. He is getting on with his life it's a great move for him but I'm sad, I know silly old fool aren't I  :0)

    I have 2 cards to share today, first for my Sister's birthday, she still hasn't got it I'm afraid I will get it off to her tomorrow when the post office opens. We haven't had any post since Tuesday last week.


    The little fairy is from the Pure innocence range at Simon says Stamp and the tree was a freebie from A Day for Daisies
    I used a punch around the page MS punch and coloured with copics.

     My next card is my son's Happy new home card, tried not to be too girly on this one. Tim Holtz tissue tape and inked with alcohol inks and his Houses Die. Marianne die for the stars.

    Hope the deep snow has gone from your vicinity and that it doesn't get as cold as they are predicting. Have a wonderful week everyone, I'm off for another sulk. TTFN :0)

    Thursday 2 December 2010

    Ice Ice Baby, Oh yeah!!

    Just a few chilly pics to give a little idea what life's like in this neck of the woods, cool huh? I'm sure you have something similar where you are, can you show me? I'd love to see your pictures:0)

     This I took at 6am today, my poor hedge is collapsing, there is a pond around there somewhere, with fish in.
    At 3pm I found these outside the window, pretty I thought.

    Oh!  It's darn cold tonight. 

    I've made a card but cannot post it here because it's for my Sis and should be on it's way to the lovely warm country down under. My trip to the Post Office to post it was a waste of time, closed for the day as was the bank. I managed to get a newspaper though, those chaps seem to get through no matter what, a very good example.
    I hope to make a few Christmas cards later.
    Wrap up warm and stay cosy:0) xx