Monday, 28 December 2009

Bear Bottomed tights.....

My great-niece, Megan, came to Christmas lunch and had the most amazing "bear" bottomed tights on, just had to share this photo - they really made us laugh...

It's Dad's birthday on Christmas Day and I got him some balloons to celebrate. Megan loved the one below which is quite fantastic !
An expensive choice from Clintons, it's huge with fish inside a a bowl.

And Jess didn't want to be left out - he wanted to wish everyone a Happy Christmas...

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas Tree is done!

I posted recently about a beautifully designed tree we found in the Christmas store at Bluewater. We bought quite a few of the decorations and last night put our 2009 tree together as below. I really loved the colours together, purple with lime green is not something you would think works.....but it does.

This close-up shows the lovely white glittery spikey things, with the beautiful rose garland.
Topped with a new Angel to complete the look.
I'm really please with the result, totally different from any tree I've decorated before.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Girls day out

Had a fabulous day today. Alan kindly drove Lynn and I to meet Sue & Anita at the Glitterpot.
After great fun browsing (& buying) crafting goodies, we went to a pub for lunch.
It's always lovely to see friends.

Here come the Girls.....

Last night, Lynn, Denise & I went to Clarin's Happy Hour at Bluewater.
For a deposit of £15 pp we had pink champagne, chocolates, a hand massage, skin care and make-up. The deposit was redeemable against products too.

These are the girls being pampered.

And these are the results......
Afterwards we had our photo taken walking through the mall.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Bright and Cheery

A colleague at my new job asked me to make some cards for her.
The first one is for her daughter who loves In the Night Garden. I used an image from the internet and 3d'd the page. I then cut a larger Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle and put those over the top. She wanted a photograph of her daughter so I cut a circle and scallop and added in the top corner. My favourite 8x8 was the base for this one.

The second was for her mother's 60th Birthday and she wanted to use an image of her daughter and niece. Her Mum's favourite colour is yellow so I used that as a base card and accented with tropical coloured flowers, some jewells and buttons.

This one is A4 size.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Terrie's 50th

Had a lovely day at Jill's (Cardinal Colours) today and managed to make some pages for Terrie's 50th Birthday book. Would like to say Thanks for the lovely cards and pressies too!

Based on some pages from Scrapbook Trends and using BG papers, accessorised with Bazzill and flowers from Jill's shop.

These are papers from the Eva collection, I love the tones in these and they match the colouring of the hall where the party was held.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


A couple of years back, Robert bought me a Radley bag as a Christmas present. I really loved it and used it a lot.
It was a square bag with a border around the edge which looked like a frame. Unfortunately one of the straps split and needed repair. I contacted customer services to ask for advice and they said to send it in, so I did beginning of August.
Weeks went by and I heard nothing, so I e-mailed again - no reply. I called and was told it was being dealt with - nothing appeared. I called again at the end of September and was told "Oh, Yes, it will be with you next friday". Friday came and went and another and another.... I called again last week and was told they had no record of my details?????
Panic started to set in, so off the guy went to check again.
Hours later, I called back...."Ahhh" he said "does 45 St Michaels.... mean anything to you?" No...."does the name..... mean anything to you?" No.... "Ah, well thats where your bag was sent and signed for" Mmmmmmmm, you can imagine how I felt at this point?
Anyhow, after a lot of "tooing and froing" they said I could choose another from the website.
The result is above (with a new purse for my inconvenience) and whilst I'm delighted with my new bag I can't help but feel very let down and disappointed with the loss of my original bag - it was, after all, a present from my husband.

Sweet Treats

These are the finished gift bags I made recently.
I added some Hotel Chocolat sweets wrapped in cellophane, tied with gold or silver ribbon.
Cut from Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear papers.

An extra piece of ribbon and discs made with SU punches finished with some metalic reindeers from my stash completed the look.