Saturday 28 April 2012

Saying of the week...

Happiness is a perfume you can't put on yourself,

without spilling some on others.

Friday 27 April 2012


I have a busy time as late to come back on my blog to find it's all changed!!! Sorry not been around, as it's the end of the financial year, so have been doing the paperwork and when I've had some spare time, been trying to make Steven a simple book of his holiday. Have made a few cards, but did forget to take a photo of Susan's and Carole but hope you both liked them. But did remember the men's cards saying that not sure if I've already shown you them as did make these a little while ago, these were for my nephew...
and my uncle...
In fact, not sure what this post will look like, as in the preview its' all bunched up with no gabs, even though I've put them in? ...

Saturday 21 April 2012

Saying of the week...

Always make time for others, housework can wait awhile,

it's worth putting up with gathering dust to see somebody smile.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Saying of the week...

A smile is a curve, that often sets things straight.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Shopping in Florida Part 2

OK, in no particular order, the last of my holiday stash...

How could I not buy these 12 x 12 albums at just 10 dollars for 2 (working out at £7.50 for the 2, and they have white paper in all the inserts). They're were loads to choose from, but I loved the colours of these, really pretty.

Both these stacks worked out at around £8 each

These embellishments were brought so I could get round to scrapping other holidays/days out we've been on, working out at under a couple pounds.

Christmas ones, so I might get round to scrapping our Christmas photos, lol. I fell in love with the little gingerbread men. OK they weren't in the sale and I've no idea what I'm going to use them for, but thought they were so cute, so just had to have them ;-)

LOL these next two photos of single sheets were marked up in the sale at 29 cents, but when I looked at the receipt they were actually only 14 cents per sheets...

Wish I had realised that earlier as could have gone back at less than 10p each and were double sided, lol...

More embellishments for when I get round to scrapping the baby albums and Sam and Matt's wedding album (less than 6 months away).

The next 3 photos of ribbon.

All around 50 cents and 1 dollar

and all having between 3 and 7 metres on the reels.

Plastic bags, glue with very fine nossle, small bottle tops and wedding die cuts.

Some clear stamps at £4 each and sizzix dies (£8.50 & 10)

And finally a couple more 12 x 12 pads. These were the ones I nipped back for, on the last day of our holiday (as didn't fly out till 9pm), as I realised I had some spare room and weight in my flight bag, lol... Hubby and Steven were on a helicopter flight while I said my last goodbye to Michaels :-(

...and I still came home with lots of spare dollars, as I've been saving for this trip for a while, (but no more space in the cases, lol). Oh well, maybe if I save hard enough we might be able to go back again sometime, just don't tell hubby, hehehe.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Bit of a tease...

Oh, as I forgot to show you the wedding invites for my daughters wedding in October, but thought I would tease you first with some photos that were taken last August. When I first started making the invites.

OK they were all made by the November apart from the inserts as Sam and Matt didn't get round to giving me the wording till this January. But of course by then, I was getting sorted for the holiday, so they had to wait till after we got back.

Can you guess what they ended up looking like? lol...

Sunday 8 April 2012

Happy Easter and few cards

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter weekend..

Sorry not been around, but one of the downsides to having a holiday, is the catching up of book and paperwork. Also it being the end of the financial year doesn't help, lol..

Oh, I have managed to do a little bit of crafting though, I've finished the wedding and evening invitations and made a few Easter cards.

also don't think I've shown you mum's birthday card I did her for last month

Hopefully I will upload the rest of my Florida crafty buys and catch up with people's blogs very soon...

Saturday 7 April 2012

Saying of the week...

There are three kinds of people in the world:

those who make things happen,

those who watch things happen

and those who wonder what happened.