Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Off tomorrow for a few days at my step daughter's.

Dadi wants to go 'trick or treeting' with his grandaughter and son-in-law - another big kid!!!

If at all possible I will blog a photo or two, but don't hold your breath. The sight may be more than anyone can stand!!!!!!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Sunday, 12 October 2008


When Toby woke up at dinner time today I thought he might like a bit of sunshine on his back, so I took

him outside onto the decking near his favourite scratching post.

His little legs were a bit too wobbly to hold him while he had a scratch, so he simply 'marked' the post instead.

We had a little cuddle in the sun before he went back to bed. He may be old but he is still gorgeous. Do you agree?

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Leonie's Weekly Challenge - Christmas Tree Time

A real 'quickie' tonight as I'm watching the Breast Cancer Care prog. on QVC.

Simple black card, Brilliance silver for the words, Versamark pad on the tree stamp which I then embossed with Heat it Up Snowflake Tinsel. I edged the card with the silver pad. A few blobs of Icicle Stickles and done.

Sunday, 5 October 2008


I am a great admirer of a fabulous craft shop in Totnes, Devon (apart from the gorgeous part of the country it happens to be in), called Finishing Touches.
Unfortunately, their local Army Regiment is serving their term in Afghanistan at the moment which takes in time over Christmas.
There are no shops over there. How these lads are supposed to buy their Xmas cards is a mystery. Finishing Touches have come up with a solution. They are asking us crafting persons to make A6 Xmas cards and send them together with an envelope and cellophane bag to their shop and they will send them via the Army to the lads so that they can then send them to their families for Xmas. They need the cards by the third week in October.

The address is : Finishing Touches of Totnes, Units 2 & 3, The Brutus Centre, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5RW - web site: http://www.decocraft.co.uk/ - phone 01803 862244.

I have been having a go and made 14 today. The pictures do not do them justice but I have included them because I am no crafting expert and just want you to know that if I can make cards that are suitable for others - so can you.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Leonie's Fab Friday challenge - Objects of Desire.

My most favourite time of the year is Spring. I can't wait for the aroma of the first cut of grass. Simply devine.

It brings thoughts of birds singing, buds on trees, long, sunny days (maybe!).

I tried to emulate Leonie's ATC and had a go at spritzing between the UTEE layers - it didn't work. I also tried to incorporate some scented embossing powders but they just spread everwhere. In the end I simply spritzed some card with Crafty Notions Quince and Lustre Green before writing the words. I then used Glossy Accents to stick some grass in place before using a Versamark pad and clear UTEE. I sprinkled a little bit of gold UTEE at the base of the grass and then covered the little brass scissors with more clear powder.

I had fun and made a mess!!!