Monday, 29 September 2008


I am determined to use up my paper stash, that has been boxed up for the last few months. If I am totally honest I do get a tad lazy and find it far easier to just print some off rather than go rummaging through boxes looking for something. Naughty I know, but I will try harder before the edges start to fade, like the paper we used to have at school, it would be in the store room for so many years the green paper would turn yellow at the edges. Its funny the things you remember from school - like why were the walls in the sick room painted the colour of sick????Maybe I should have remembered more about the learning, eh...
Poppi is at first speech therapy tomorrow, I hope it goes ok. Apparently most of her words will come as she gets older and are normal, but it is words such as "gog" (dog) that she should have been saying at 2 1/2 that arent so good. Her vocabulary is fantastic for her age (well it would be, she is female after all) its just the pronunciation. Anyway, we will see how it goes.
It is a sad day today, my mums dog had to be put to sleep this morning, after suffering a stroke. Mum, I just want you to know that my thoughts are with you today after losing your little friend, I know what she meant to you.
Card labels are: Papers - American crafts, brads, ribbons and photo hanger - Poppicrafts.
Thanks for popping by,

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Poppicrafts design team call!!

I am in the process of putting together a design team at Poppicrafts of which there are a couple of places available. If you think this may be of interest to you, please leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can pop over and have a peek, alternatively, you can of course mail me some photos of your work at The closing date will be 5th October and the design team members will be announced on the 10th October. Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Friday, 19 September 2008


After months of blood,sweat and tears the extension is complete and I have my new craft room finished. I have to say it was harder than I thought it would be, but thanks to my fantabaroonie parents we got there in the end. Huge thank you to my dad for running the whole thing and a big hug to my mum for helping out and telling me it would all be worth it in the end, when I was knocking down walls,eating dust, constantly hoovering it up and having a 5 minute breakdown on a daily basis. I couldnt have done it without you. x

Anyway, onto the craft room. I sat down last night all pleased with myself and thought I would put a card together. Oh! Where did I put everything????? I decided before the room was complete that I would be super duper tidy and keep it that way - start how you mean to go on, so I put all my stash in their new homes. Well, I tell you it took me forever to make what should be a 5 minute card. So, I have now changed my mind and I shall do what we all do (dont we?) and start with a big desk and then have foam pads, card cutters, scissors, glue etc... all around me and just have a little tiny workspace, at least I will know where everything is. I didnt realise until last night, that actually I am best at organised chaos. It is great to be in blogland again and just have a relaxing evening making cards.
Thanks to everyone who emailed me over the last couple of months, I appreciate that you took the time to see how I was getting on - hugs to you!!!

I made this little pot of flowers to put in my new bedroom, it reminds me when I wake up in the morning, that I love my job and as my mum would say, these are definately my kind of flowers, as they dont need watering. Also, Poppi comes in, in the mornings and either takes them out and rearranges them or brings her dolls in and uses them as umbrellas for them.
Supplies are: brads,ribbon,flowers and photo hanger - poppicrafts. paper - american crafts. Rub-ons - doodlebug.
Thanks for popping by.