29 Apr 2010

Dad lost his fight!

Well my Dad has finally lost his fight against cancer. He died peacefully in his sleep at 06.45am this morning. I have always had an on off relationship with my dad all my life and up until i found out he had cancer, we hadn't spoken for over 18mths. We had a silly argument over something so stupid and we were both too stuborn to give in and make amends.

My Dads brother  spoke to him and he had finally gave in and he said i could go and see him...which was a break through and i thank him for that, but my sister Wendy put a spanner in the works and he again refused to see me.  On Saturday just gone my hubby and my self took the children round to see him and he still refused to let us in to see him, so we drove the 300+ miles back home and i thought sod him.  Then on Tuesday my Uncle phoned me and said he had just found out that we had tried to see him on Saturday and was disgusted that he turned us away and gave him a telling off and got him to change his mind. We had planned to go and see him this Saturday and now its too late, I can't say my good byes now and/or apologise for the argument we had and for the things we both said to each other...


26 Apr 2010

Yeah its arrived!

Yeah my Gypsy arrived while I was away up north at my neices Christening, not had time to play with it yet as it needs to be charged and has i don't have an adapter for the plug (usa 2 pins), i'm gonna have to wait til i get one.

Thank you Robyn for posting it at your expense to me, i really appreciate it.
Thank you, Thank you and Thank you.

21 Apr 2010

Christening Card

 View from top to show the different shape to the card
 Back edge of the card.

Today I made this Christening card for my new niece who will be getting Christened on Sunday
I have used my cricut to cut the sentiment on the front and my niece's name Jenna.
I used a Martha Stewart punch to decorate the edges and to create a ribbon effect down the left side (right side as you look at it). The diecut frame is from a Nellie Snellen die frame range. 
Hope you like it.

19 Apr 2010

CC blog Challenge 8

This weeks challenge 8 was chosen by myself and it was to make something 3D 
and I chose to make a gift bag. For this i used some red woven effect paper from one of Crafters Companion special paper packs, White swirl embossed card from C & C and i edged it using a Martha Stewart punch. I stamped popcorn bear onto some white cardstock and coloured parts of the image with Copic markers.I mounted it onto a piece of red cardstock that i run through the cuttlebug using a Nellie's frame die.  I used a white gel pen to create the stitch effect on the body of the bag and topped it off with a red and white spotted ribbon to close the bag.

11 Apr 2010


This is my first MPS Challenge, and for the challenge we had to use the Cricut and 3 colours, Pink, Green and Black.

First I cut the Hippo on my cricut using the Animal Kingdom Cartridge. I then cut the words Wild Thing, I also used the Animal Kingdom Cartridge for this. I matted some Provocraft cardstock on top of some shiney black card stock after punching a border on both mats using a Martha Stewart punch. I then added some polka dot ribbon to pretty it up. I then put the matting onto a pretty pink card, added some glamour dust the words and glued them in place with a zig two way glue pen. Finally i added the Hippo with some dimensionals....cute or what!

5 Apr 2010

DT Challenge 7

This is my take on this weeks Easter theme for the CC challenge blog . 
I used my Popcorn Bear cd rom for the topper. 
I also used a sheet of orange glitter board from C & C.
I used a svg file for the scalloped matting from Penny Duncan Creations.
I cut the sentiment on my cricut using one of my fonts in SCAL2.
The flower is from Hot off the press. 

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