Thursday, 29 August 2013

Friday smile or is it a grimace

Hi Peeps 
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a smiley photo. Followers of my blog will know I am in denial about " the big C "  but I work in retail and we have been selling it for a while now. The powers that be decided it was time for our Christmas making window .... I spent Wednesday evening  making cards for the display , I didn't want to do it .... they  made me. My handyman thought it was funny anyway. 
You know what, Christmas, that's in December isn't it ?
This is the link to visit Annie who organised this smiley fun 
Have a happy week 
ps in response to Annie's comment it is only going in the window for a week, Christmas makes take time .....

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

WOYWW 221 how much fun can you have with a glue gun?

Hi Peeps
happy Wednesday
So you want to see my desk do you? really, ok then it is

 This was taken Tuesday evening about 7.30 I am sorting through a pile of stamps .... postage, not rubber for a change. being a bit OCD I am organising them into types... ordinary uk, Christmas, special uk and foreign, well it makes sense to me.
I am about to start a big  new project (more next week, if I get it started) and am just looking for stuff to put on it, something to make me S M I L E........... Mmm intriguing.
On the left is my Compendium of Curiosity book..... by you know who, I brought this a while ago but haven 't really had the time to look through it, I am going to use it for this new project.

Anyway do you want to see what I have been up to last week..... having fun with my glue gun..... how ?..... you ask .... this is how

the glue was randomly dribbled into water to make a pattern.... it is the final page in my lace book
See it here

made an interesting mask for DIs and sprayed with mica mist

 Then I though what else could I use this for...... I made this mirror ......perfect for my fairy grotto (the craft room)

 Then I accidentally made these .... you know .... a what if moment ... I coloured them with alcohol inks. funkey huh!

 I also made some tags for a swap using my  Gelli plate prints. The eye on the middle one is cut from a can of pepsi ..... good recycling eh!

like my desk? or not.... visit Julia here    who has lots more desks on her books or rather post. Do visit ... join in if you can its very addictive but great fun.

Please don't just pass through without a comment .... just say hi and I will visit you back
coz that's the whole point isn't it?

Sunday, 25 August 2013

just testing and playing with dominoes

hi Peeps
I have posted before the problems I am having downloading photos so this is a test to see if I have (or rather the handyman has) fixed the problem.
I have been playing with inks and  dominoes this week.
I love getting inky and these little dominoes make great brooches and take to alcohol inks and stamping really well, when dry I covered the top with glossy accents to seal it.
The dragonfly is made from shrink plastic and coloured with sakura pens.
So here 's the photo..... fingers crossed

hey! it worked ..... he really is a very handy Guy to have around what would I do without him
thanks Handyman

Friday, 23 August 2013

Friday smile what was I thinking

Hi peeps
I was going to post this last Friday but something happened and I forgot ... My memory at the moment.... Don't even remember what it was. 
Anyway this is what happened when I brought my GD Erin some finger paints from pound land. What was I thinking

She only had them for 2 seconds ... Up to her elbows in green goo, 
So this is what I did then, what all good grandma's would do

I made her wash up  lol
If this made you smile hop over to Annie's to see some more smiles

Have a good week and remember a smile costs nothing, smile at someone and they will smile back

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

WOYWW 220 don' t you just love colouring

Hi Peeps

Oh every week we all say where has the week gone..... this week is no exception, enough said!

Julia started this weekly journey of madness and mayhem so pop over there and say Hi.... you could even join in. stamping-ground

So here 's my desk for this week...

Dam blogger it is playing up again and wont let me up load any photos....... any help would be appreciated.

I will add the photos from my phone later Ooo get her!...... technical wizard that I am

Anyway I was determined to keep it short this week

On my desk is a set of cards from Hettiecraft I am colouring in for my work colleague's birthdays. I don't often use my promarkers  but thought they worked well with this stamp. I also found this very relaxing, time just disappeared and dinner was late hehe

On the right are a couple of nail varnished I didn't notice until I looked at the photo....a certain 2 year old in my care on Tuesdays asked me to paint her toes, well why not, that's what Grandmas are for isn't it?  so I did her fingers as well......her Mum wont mind ... much!

At the back is a set of 3 lovely black sticky plastic lace tapes ..... bargain from poundland, I may use them for DD3 wedding invites.... if I remember to get some more that is.

well that done I hope you can see the pictures.

I also made a new home card as well.

I hope to visit all who comment and a few new blogs this week, so please leave a comment and your number, so I can find you easily



Up date hey that worked thank goodness

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Hi peeps 
For the last couple of weeks I have been blogging on my phone ( a bit of a pain to be honest ). So I was really please to get my laptop back and do it properly but now blogger is playing up and not letting me upload pictures so I'm back on my phone in the hope it is better 
This is what I have had on my desk this week. Julia says keep it brief
Who am i to argue?
Well I will try 
Not sure why there are 2 pairs of glasses normally I can't find any.
I have just finished making DD3's save the date cards.
Last week I posted a pic of my handyman's desk this is what we were making, well he did all the hard work but I was quite pleased with how they turned out and I hope  the recipient was too
Also this week I had some Happy mail from Sam at hettiecraft
I had admired the gorgeous mouse stamp so she sent me some stampings
Here are a couple of cards I made last week but couldn't show
Both feature stamps from the octopode factory
Anniversary card for DD1 and hubby
30 th birthday card for same son in law
 Anyway enough rambling  off to desk hop .... Laptop willing
See you at your place please leave a comment and I will visit you back

Friday, 9 August 2013


Hi world
goodness I really need a smile today (don't ask) so I thought I would cheer myself up and link up with Annie over at her Friday smile post.
here is my offering
I had a new product in at work called Cloud cClay (love it) so of course I had to play with it.
 this is what I made
meet chilly

I think he has been on the bundaburg rum hehe
well he made me smile hope he does you too

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

WOYWW 218 the count down begins

Hi peeps
Really? Is it Wednesday again already . 
Time to take a peek at the crafty worlds work desks under the leadership of head hopper Julia at
First of all a big apology to everyone I didn't visit last week, I am still waiting for my laptop to be returned. It is very slow going on my phone. I will do better .... Promise.
Anyway My desk ;

This week DD3 announced her wedding date... Next May so not long and lots to do, panic ... Nah, this is my third after all. 
I am just making some sample save the date cards, an easy brief : simple and pink, I think I can manage that . 
Also on my desk this week is some very happy mail, I won some blog candy from my lovely WOYWW mate Jo from Jozart blog.  I love it, especially the travel journal, but there are lots of interesting  crafty bits and bobs.... 

I think I am going to have fun with this lot.

I finished a couple more cards too this week. Can only show one of them.
I don't normally do girly but I made an exception for my lovely friend Jane who has a ' special' birthday this year. I used parts of my lace book as inspiration

Finally thanks for sticking with me here's another desk I have been working on this week ( secret) .....

It's my handyman's he helped me with a little project I was working on.....but I think he was a little worried I was going to make a move on his sanctuary hehe
That's all  folks, I will try and visit do make it easier for me and please leave your number

Friday, 2 August 2013

Friday smile .... Big grin Thursday

Hi peeps , haven't done this for a while but yesterday was a good day and deserves to be shared at annies
8 of us went to goodwood ladies day.... All dressed up in our posh frocks and hats ( being slightly older ladies.... Sensible shoes).
The sun shone .... A lot
We had a drink.... Or 2
The horses ran about
Money changed hands ...  A bit 
We won..... some
We lost .... some more 
Won again 
Had a good grin at the poor girls trying to hide how much their feet hurt in their very high heels...... They'll learn hehe 
All in all a great day out
Thanks girls