Sunday, 30 August 2009

I am still here :0)

Good afternoon everyone,
Hope your enjoying your weekend i am relaxing a little, i've been visiting a few of you today as i was determined to get some done.
I am sorry but ran out of time, now i've got to get on with dinner or we will be eating it at bedtime lol.
As soon as i get more organised i will be back with some cards to show and catching up on all of you i've missed today just wanted to let you all know i'm still around but not as often (its this new job what with that and trying to fit all the chores in i've lost a lot of my blogging time)
Well hopefully things can only get better :)
Hope you all have a great week to come
Big hugzz Val xxx

Friday, 28 August 2009

At long last i got some crafting done yay ;0)

Hi everyone hope your all ok, sorry i have'nt been around lately but now i'm working i cant seem to catch up with you all, as soon as i get into a routine i will do my best to visit you, at the moment i am struggling to get any crafting done, although i have managed one card this week.
This is for four challenges.
Creative Inspirations #15
which is to use any type of stitching
i have done faux stitching on this card.
Cute Card Thursday #75
which is new beginings
i have done a card for a new home.
which is a sketch to follow
which is birdhouses

I have used a download image from dotties world and coloured it with promarkers,Papers are Kay&Company (hopscotch boy), nestabilitie shape, flower punch, and rest from stash :)
Hope you like and thanks for taking the time to look:)
Must go bed now before i fall asleep typing big hugzz Val xxx

Friday, 21 August 2009

A card for three challenges :0)

Hello everyone, Hope you've all had a good week and are going to have a great weekend:)

I have a job now which i started on wednesday of this week and boy it has cut into my blogging and crafting big time so all i have managed is the one card :( and only just got it done in time for the challenges its for three of them and they are

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #45
which is fancy corners (so i added fancy corners)
and for
Sketch saturday challenge # 64
which is a sketch set by Claire

and last but not least for
which is favorite things (for me its lace and roses)
Image is Tilda with roses coloured with Promarkers and Sukura glitter pens
papers are K&Company, corners are a sizzix die cut, flowers made from papers using punches and paper roses and everything else from stash.
Thanks for taking the time to look:)
Hugzz to everyone luv Val xxx

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Evening everyone,
sorry i've been missing a couple of days but i started work on wednesday
so that is cutting into my crafting and blogging time a lot :(

I've just popped on to tell you about this lovely award i received :)
This award was given to me by two wonderful bloggers

Ali over at
thank you so much Ali for thinking of me

and Elaine over at
Thank you too Elaine for thinking of me

These are the rules which come with it!
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate seven Kreative Bloggers
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them
Right so now I must tell you 7 things that people might find interesting mmmmmmmmm well here goes you can wake up when i snap my fingers lol
1. I totally love Harry Potter films and Dr Who.
2. I am a hoarder and cannot bear to throw anything away even if i have no use for it ( but i'm working on de-cluttering and believe me its very difficult)
3.I have just started work again after a break of 6 years.
4.I had my first child when i was 18 and my last one at 45 (i have 5 children in total and went 16yrs between my 3rd and 4th child)
5. I have a really sweet tooth and i'm a diabetic (not good)
6.I go to Slimming World and have lost 2 stone 13 pound so far since february
7. I am a very young old person big kid at heart and dont act my age :)
Thats it i am snapping my fingers WAKE UP NOW!!!
Now on to my Nominees for this award :0)
There thats done i'm off to let them all know about it :)
Hugzz to you all Val xxx

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Bizzy Becs & Diecut Dreams & Simon Says 3 challenges ;0)

Evening everyone, hope you've all had a good one.
I have made 2 things today, this is a bag which i got the download for a while ago and first time i've used it, it was from

this is for two challenges
Bizzy Becks creatalicious challenge
very first challenge and they want you to create something for a Dad you also had to use metal and the colour brown in your creation.

also this fits another challenge
Simon Says
Which this week is anything but a card.
and this is a bag so it definately fits lol.

Here is the card i made and this is for Diecut Dreams Challenge 9

which is the theme Cupcakes this week
i've used another download for the papers its from again had it a while and never used it till now.
image is from Bootiful Stampz and its Maggie with cake coloured her with coloursoft pencils and
sansador, you can find her here
cupcake embellies i made using a FF small cupcake stamp and i cut 3 little cupcakes from papers to put in centre of sentiment which i got from here (i bought it a while ago when they were selling a surprise bag full of stamps), rest is from my stash......................................................... Phew 3rd time i've done this post it all keeps disapearing apart from the pics wont seem to save so i'm gonna post it without checking anything
Thank you for looking and hope you like it ;0)
Good night god bless
Big hugzz Val xxx

Friday, 14 August 2009

Three in one Tilda with bee ;0)

Good afternoon everyone,
Hope your having a good day, i dont know
about you but i'm looking forward to the weekend,
just hope the weather stays as nice as it has been, not that i'm going anywhere but i do like the sunshine :)
Well on to my card i started it last night thought i would finish it this morning but i had lots of other things to do so i've just
finished it.
here it is and its for three challenges :)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #44
the theme is "cute as a bug" and was set by Wendy (the secret crafter herself) so i used Tilda with bumble bee for my image.
and its for
this week the theme is buttons and bows
Which was set by Ria (aka the chicken)
I've used buttons and bows from my stash.
and for
which is a sketch this week from Dawny
and a lovely one to work with too.

I have done the inside too,
have i overdone it i dont know,please tell me what you think ???
Thanks for taking the time to look and i hope you like it ;0)
Big hugzz to you all and hope you have a great weekend too
Val xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Anything goes over at ABC ;o)

Evening all hope your having a good one,
I've lost another 1lb and half this week when i got weighed
at Slimming World yesssssssss
i'm really pleased with my progress nearly half way to target:)
Here i am with my second post today lol
Guess what.........yes another card
this one is for
ABC challenge
which this week is "anything goes"
I have used a CB stamped image
coloured with shimmer paints
Nestabilities scalloped oval
SU scalloped punch
Papers are Papermania "sweet nothings"
everything else is from stash :)
Thanks for taking the time to look and i hope you like it:)
Big hugzz Val xxx
Hi everyone,
Hope you're all having a good day,
the weather has been lovely here this afternoon
suns been out and very warm a change from this morning
wet and dreary hope you've all had some sunshine :)
At last i made a card and its for
Crafty Creations Challenge #28
which this week is to see yellow on your card

I have used a freebie Flower Pot image for this card
it was from Fred she Said
check it out lots of lovely digi images to buy there.
i watercoloured it with shimmer paints and whispers stroke pens
papers are Papermania (12x12 called the big one)
i used my nestabilities and SU scallop circle punch
everything else from my stash.

Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look :)

I'm off to slimming world now for me dreaded weigh in lol

catch you later big hugzz Val xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2009

A gift from my Dear Daughter to cheer me up ;0)

Afternoon everyone,
Are we having glorious weather or what
(i keep pinching myself so i know i'm not dreaming it) lol.
well i've got no crafting done apart from gardening
and house chores, not much else of anything (how boring am i)
So i've nothing to show you that i've made........but
my Dear Daughter Mel made me a wonderful gift to cheer me up
you can visit her blog here
i thought i would share pics of it with you all
so here it is a wonderful storage tote......
and whats more she filled it with goodies for me.......
aint she just the best.

on this side the pouch has a lovely note pad she has made.
here is the other side to it,with a little box with
a magnetic fastening

the other two sides have pouches too and
they were all full of goodies see the pic of goodies below:)

I have to go hopefully i will get some me time very soon and do some crafting and needless to say the gift really cheered me up

so big thank you Mel i love it;0)

Hope your all having a great weekend and catch up with you all soon big hugzz Val xxx

Friday, 7 August 2009

A christmas card for FF Challenge and JCABD Challenge 41

Hi everyone sorry i've been a bit of a bad blogger lately but life tends to stop you getting on with it sometimes as you all know only too well :)
I hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to a great weekend.

I have done another christmas card started it last night and finished it this morning seems to have took me ages ;0)

Its for
which is "sew cute" stitching (real, faux, stamped, doodled, whatever...) on your creations
also for
which is a lovely sketch to follow by Kristin
I have not decorated the inside i may just pop an insert in i have'nt made up my mind yet.
I've used a FF image coloured with promarkers and white glittered his coat edges, Nestabilities to cut the shape i've mounted him on, Woodware flower and leaf punch to make the flower, papers are DCWV christmas stack, Sizzix die for tag which i heat embossed the sentiment on to and the ribbon and card candy from stash there thats it why did it take me so long to make cos my mojo kept taking off for a break i think:)
Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to look, off shopping in a while so catch you all later me hopes,
Big hugzz to all Val xxx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Another card and thats two in one day ;0)

Hi everyone hope your having a good evening,
second post today i've made another card and it fits three challenges :)

Digital Tuesday Challenge 18
which is bling
i've used gold stickles and gems
Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 63
which is floral fantasy
i've used Floral paper and lots of flowers

Simon Says
which is lets get Distressing
i've distressed around everything i think

The digi image is Lily Fairy and i cannot remember where its from sorry, papers are Kay&Co, Nestabilities for shapes, Coloursoft pencils blended with sansador,gold stickles,,rest from stash.
i've managed to get the inside done too:)
sorry about the poor pics light is not good.

Thanks for looking
good night god bless i'm off to bed
its been shouting me for the past hour:)
Hugzz Val xxx

A big thank you for your comments and i've made a card

Hi everyone hope your all fit and well.
I would like to thank all of you that left the kind comments for me on my last post which was about my Sister, thank you so much, we are waiting for test results so they can determine the treatment she will need and i will let you know how things are when i have more info.
I was at a loose end with the news and could not seem to get anything i have turned to my crafting and found it to be quite relaxing and it's stoping my mind from wondering off to lots of "why and how come" questions, of course the answers no one knows.
I am so thankfull for becoming part of this very careing community its like having an extended family.
Now on to the crafting i've done, its a card and it fits four challenges.
Just Christmas and Birthdays Challenge #41
which is a sketch to follow and i've made a birthday card
Stamp Something Challenge
Which is paper piecing
i have paper pieced Willow's clothes
Pollycraft Challenge 21
which is buttons and bows i've uses those
Cute Card Thursday #71
which is fruity Willow has strawberry's in her basket

I have done the inside too

Thank you for looking and hope you like it:)
Big hugzz to all Val xxx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Upsetting news and an award

Hi everyone hope you've all had a good weekend
I've had some very upsetting news today
I got a call from my Sister and she has breast cancer,
i was absolutely shocked as she herself lost her own daughter
(my niece) to cancer only 18 months ago at the age of 41
and after having lost another of my sisters to that
very same thing 8 years ago at the age of 52 i
can only imagine what she must be going through.
I only hope that it will have been caught in time to cure it
and she will be in my thoughts and prayers from now until they do.
So i'm off to see her tomorrow to give her all the help and support i can.
Please spare a little prayer for her and god willing
she will overcome this terrible disease.
Thanks hugzz Val xxx

I have received this wonderful award
its from a lovely lady called Pat
her fab blog is called Clever crafting pop over here and take a look
its full of beautiful creations

The rules are that you have to nominate 5 other bloggers
well i am going to pass on that this time as its very late
and i cannot concentrate very well at the mo
i keep thinking about my family i've lost and worrying about my sister.
I do hope you understand and forgive me for breaking the rules
but anyone is welcome to take the award as i know your all worthy of it.
I'm off to bed now see if i can get some sleep
if not i'll prob be back who knows

Good night god bless Hugzz Val xxx