Saturday, 26 September 2009


Here are a few crafty things to catch up on. This is a Wedding card I was asked to make by my brother and sister-in -law for a wedding they went to. I went to a local craft shop and saw some really nice lace at really good prices so I bought few a lot and used a bit on the card.

This is another card I made for my Sister-in-law as it was her birthday on Monday.
This is a layout I made last weekend. The photos were taken at my nephews Birthday party. All the grown-ups were having lots of fun in my nephews new sand pit! I used October Afternoon papers and letters, I love the bright colours. There's been quite a lot about Christmas around so I thought it was time to get organised! I bought a pad of DCWV Christmas papers and have started making my Christmas cards! I'm really pleased with myself as I usually leave it a bit to late up to Christmas and panic to get them finished. The cards are quite a simple design but I think they work quite well.
I'm off to go a place an order as I've seen some Thickers on sale!!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Catch up

It's been a bit of a week, this week haven't been feeling that good as I've been busy so this will be a bit of a catch up.
Family picnic (a couple of weekends ago). We went to Witney near Oxford, it's a lovely little town. We found a lovely park to sit in to have our picnic. It was quite a nice day sunny in the morning and then it did cloud over a bit in the afternoon but at lease it wasn't as cold as last year!
It was quite a spread, we all bought different dishes so it was yummy! My brother-in-law was looking through my new cupcake book a while ago and asked me to make these, toffee apple cupcakes! They were meant to look like this:
Here's my attempt! I was quite impressed with how they turned out in the end. It wasn't very easy though! It was fun to make the caramelized sugar shapes but the icing was quite difficult as it set really quickly!
They went down well though every one was quite impressed!! They were yummy, they had a nice crunch when you bit into them!
We then have a nice scroll around the canal to let it all down down. It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Last weekend we had my nephew over night as his parents were at a wedding. He was very good but now he has found his feet all he wants to do is walk around the house investigating everything, he really kept us on our toes!! He slept really well and didn't wake up until 7 so that was good. He didn't go home until early evening on Sunday so by the time he went he had worn me out!! I've been paying for it a bit this week.
On Tuesday I went to my old primary school to help out with they art and craft. It was nice to meet the new ones in the class. We are making a really big picture to go along the wall in the classroom. They are learning about Brunel so it's of a big bridge with a train on it and houses and the sea, it's from a story book they are reading. They were really good and they enjoyed doing something on a big scale for a change.
Well I think that's it for now next post will be a crafty one! My parents are away this weekend so I have a quiet weekend planned, scrapping yay!
Have a good weekend.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Look what I got...

A blog award! The lovely Judith kindly give it to me. It really chuffed up me as I've only been blogging a short while so thank you very much Judith!
In accepting this award you have to list 5 things you are addicted to and pass it on to 5 people's blog that you like.

5 things I'm addicted to: 1.Scrapping! 2.Blog hopping 3.ribbon 4.Making cakes 5.Looking at all the stash I could get if I had unlimited amount of money!

Here is the 5 ladies I would like to pass on the award, hope they like it!
1. Beki 2. Faye 3. Lisa 4. Nicky 5. Rachel

I will be back soon with photos of my family picnic from last weekend and photos of the cakes I made!
We've got my nephew over night tomorrow so that should be fun! Another early morning!!
Have a good weekend.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Beep Beep

Well, I have finally got around to uploading the photos of my nephew's birthday album. Sorry it's taken me so long, I hope it's worth the wait!!
It's the first year of his life, a photo every couple of months. The last one was taken on his first birthday. The papers were a pad of K&company Itsy Bitsy range. They went really well with the album.

I'm off to decorate the cupcakes I've made for our family picnic tomorrow. We are going near Oxford as it's kind of half way for my sister and brother-in-law. Fingers crossed the weather will be good. It was a freezing day last year and that was in July!
Thanks for looking. Have a good weekend.