Sunday, January 31, 2010

Morning all Sorry to hear you all have bad weather again, it was chilly here yesterday and we had some hale stones last night which are still there but it hasn't been to bad, thankfully! I'm chilling with a coffee at the moment, putting off what needs doing! I want a shelf putting up over one of my desks...... i need to move my desk and all the stuff on and under it before's crammed full... it's gonna be a long job, lol. It will be nice to see all the bulbs sprouting up again, be nice to have some bright flowers around again :) I got some bags of bulbs reduced to 10p a pack last week as the planting was aug-dec so I've planted them in the house to see what happens :) Oh well, best get moving, my desk and craft stuff isn't going to move itself unfortunately. Have a good day, hope the frost and snow melts away for you all xx

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day off today, had my hair cut and thats about it.

Havent done a thing the rest of the day.... time to pick the kids up soon aswell. Can't get motivated today.

Monday, January 25, 2010

My left ear is blocked this morning, been starting up over the weekend and i'm abit sniffly so i think i'm coming down with something :( hoping it doesnt get any worse!! :(
Work this morning and then i've got a couple of cards to do later on this afternoon.
Enjoy your day all xx

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I'm no sure how many of you have poundland by you but they had these in this week and there great, big bags of die cut flowers. Theres tons in the packet and they have a nice texture to them too and also some stick on gems.

The biggest flower measures about 2 and a half inchs wide and the smallest about half an inch wide.

Well worth £1 a bag :)

Em xx

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SIZZIX....... GRRRRRrrrr!!

I've had all kinds of problems with them over my xmas order i made and i just recieved it.

I made my order on boxing day morning and everything showed as in stock. All orders were processed on the 4th jan, first come first served basis. I know for a fact that people who made orders after mine have recieved them!!! Grr!

My goods that were out of stock came to about £50 (around half my order!!) and most of the things i made the order for. Grr, not impressed.


So i've now spent my refunded money to cheer me up :)

I bought some used stamps off ebay a stamping bella one, 2 kraftin kimmies & an elzybells one and i've just ordered a few sugar nellies from funky kits as they have 10 sugar nellies half price (didn't buy the full 10 tho! lol)

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

I'd also gotten some decoupage sheets forever friends ones for half price and some mr men ones :) I've bought the new honey & hugs paper pad & decoupage set from papermania too (still waiting for the decoupage tho)
Photobucket Photobucket

So i'm quite happy with my purchases :)

It's my day off today so i have some tidying and crafting to do :)

Have a nice day xx

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Zzzz, i'm still tired, feeling tired alot lately having trouble sleeping sometimes and even when i do sleep i'm still tired!! :S oh well.

Ive got work this morning, tidying this afternoon and kids home from school.

Were going to make a vegaterian meat & veg pie for tea tonight, yummy :) kids are going to help :)

Splinter our other rat is unwell now like ash the one who died, i'm hoping he's going to be ok but he doesn't seem like he's going to be :(

Hope you have a good day em xx

Monday, January 11, 2010

ZZZzzzz, i'm tired this morning, didn't sleep to bad but i'm exhausted :( hoping i'm not coming down with something. I have an energy drink in the fridge, think i might open that to give me a boost.

Gonna have a little tidy up before we leave then hopefully get some crafting done this afternoon.

I'm hoping the ice on the pavements is ok now after it melting a little yesterday. There were some really bad patchs tho that were solid.

Have a good tuesday all x
Morning all, Well my kids are back to school and i'm back in work today, the ice is starting to melt abit, still very slippy though. Kobe slipped over twice on the way to school. My NVQ accesor is coming out the begining of feb so i'll finally be starting my NVQ work :) Still enjoying working in the nursery but this morning just seemed so long!! Got abit of peace this afternoon until i get the kids from school, need to have a little tidy up and then finish some cards i started last night :) Have a good day xxx

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Beginings/all new

Lots of this weeks challanges seem to be the same as it is the new year :)

So here are my cards for the new beginings and all new challanges on:

Papertake weekly
Stampin for the weekend
Cute card Thursday

Photobucket Photobucket

I've used the pink petticoat download i got in the sale, did some paper piecing and coloured with pro markers.

It's the start of something new, a mummy to be card :)

Thanks for looking,
Em xx

Morning all,

Well it's been a VERY LONG week. The schools been shut since wednesday, i'm hoping there open again tomorrow as i'm going out of my mind being in everyday!!!

I've been abit to stressed & tired to do any cards really although i've wanted too. Just been trying to keep onto on the housework and get all the xmas things away and sorted out.

Managed to sort kobes birthday presents out anyways, got him a scooby doo house that he's wanted for ages, it was half price on the boots website £20 instead of £40 :) and some of his favourite wrestlers off ebay. His birthday isn't until the end of feb but i dont have to worry about it now, LOL :)

I also got some half price mr men decoupage from CRAFTY BARGINS, it was only £2.50 a pack, i paid £5 each for them when they first came out!! There really handy for fathers day cards :)

Heres the toppers i made the other day... (i was a little bored!!) there was about 30 of them i made up and i did a few more a couple of days later too.

Enjoy your sunday all xx

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Well the snow we had the other day is just solid ice on the pavements.

Kobe got sent home from school on tuesday, hes picked up a bug, still ill today. I had eloise off yesterday too and today as the school is SHUT!!??

Im hoping there back in tomorrow but i very much doubt it.

Been very chilly here, 0 and under most of the time. Since everyones off ive been making some decoupage toppers up, done about 30 of them! lol :) they were all die cut tho!

Nothing much planned for today again so maybe some cards or at least some more toppers!

Hope your all ok and warm, em xxx

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I've won a prize!!!

Last night i got an unexpected email from the toodles and binks blog telling me that i'd won their 2009 i want it all candy.

I was over the moon, it was a real suprise as the comment id left on their blog was from march!

I'm really happy, it's made a great start to my new year :)

This is what i'll get


we hope that Santa has brought you lots of lovely goodies.

Don't forget that it you still have until 31st December 2009 to comment on the blog, and hopefully become a follower too, to qualify for the I WANT IT ALL drawing which will close on the last day of December 2009, and we will then process all the comments we have had in 2009 into a big box and pick out one lucky winner to get their hands on this lot:

Now that's a lovely big pressie for one lucky person, so don't forget to add your comment.

Hugs from all at

Toodles and Binks and Stamp Galaxy


Thank you so much too toodles and binks for picking my name out!!!