Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Thanks & more thanks

Hello just want to say thank you for everyone who keeps visiting me, really appreciate it. The lady who ordered the card (thanks for the message) thought the card was fantastic (her words) thank you - really, really pleased you liked it. Hope your friend likes it too!
Also thanks big bro for my extra birthday pressie today - complete series of Watching. I absolutely love that series - did anyone use to watch it in the 80's?????? He already got me FCUK bag with goodies in which was great now this. Thanks - great having big brothers eh!!!
Well, I haven't got any piccies to show you today but off now to do couple more easter cards hopefully so will try to upload them in next day or two.
Hope you all have a good evening!!
Gay xx

Monday, 29 March 2010

Birthday Pressies

Thought I'd share a few piccies of my lovely Birthday pressies!! I got lots of nice goodies including lots of pennies to spend - just trying to decide whether to be good and save it towards a new laptop which I really could do with, or spend it on lovely crafty goodies!!!
Thanks everyone for my pressies and cards xxx

Thank You xx

Just wanted to say a Big Thank you to everyone for my lovely Birthday cards and pressies. I had a lovely day and can't wait to play with my new goodies. Catch you later xx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Card order for 50th Birthday

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!

Hope you are all having a good day! I've been to the gym and been to see my Dad who seems ok, in lots of pain and struggling with his breathing but ok. I decided to try and finish the card order I had seeing as she needs it for Tuesday. God I don't feel confident with it at all but did what I could - just hope its ok and she likes it. Would love to know what you think. Thanks - enjoy the rest of your day!!
Gay xx

Saturday, 27 March 2010

First card order from a stranger

Well, my dad came out of hospital last night which was good news but it was really worrying last night he didn't seem to be breathing very good at all but seems better today so fingers crossed. It was my niece, Beth, birthday today - 13 - teenager at last!!! Hope you had a great day Beth xxx
I received my first card order from a stranger (not a relative or friend - who all my orders so far have been from). Was really, really pleased especially as it came about from a card she received that I made! Anyway I got some instructions/notes and that was when I became very worried. These are what I received.
Friends 50th, like his name on front, Kevin and age 50. He lives in Blackpool and would like colour of card to be tangerine. He runs a gay Hotel in Blackpool (he is gay) so a picture of fawlty towers hotel or Blackpool tower. Perhaps include the gay pride flag somewhere on the card and some gay celebs. He used to work for a dairy company so a milk float wouldn't go amiss and he used to show Budgies!!!! also written a verse to be included (quite long so won't put on here).
Well, I'm doing my best but I really don't know what its going to be like - why can't I get an order to do a nice Magnolia card with lots of flowers, gems etc LOL x
I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow so will post it on here and would love to know what you think. Really hope it doesn't offend anyone as well.
Thanks for visiting me and hope to catch you tomorrow (my Birthday - yippppeeee!!!!!)

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Hi, no cards to share, sorry. I did make another quickie easter card on monday night but not had chance to photograph it - will try to do in next day or two and upload.
Unfortunately spent all of yesterday at QMC Hospital. Got a phone call at work about 10.30 to say ambulance was taking my dad to the hospital. I didn't have a clue what was going on but assumed he'd lost his balance and fallen as he had done this quite a lot last year but nothing in the last 5 months or so really. But when I got to hospital found that he had actually fallen down the last 3 stairs at home and fell into the living room door that was ajar. He has broken 2 ribs and has a collapsed lung which is same lung as he punctured nearly 2 years ago so not good at all. They have hold of tubing his lung, hoping it won't get any worse and will start to re-inflate itself. He has emphysema so already struggles a lot. He looked dreadful but thankfully painkillers and steroids and oxygen have started kicking in and he's beginning to look much better. They are x-raying his lung again tomorrow to check to see if its got any worse if it has they have got to tube it which we really, really don't want to happen (they had to do it when he punctured his lung and they lost him for a few seconds - it was awful treatment I stayed with him and pushing the tube in through his side whilst totally aware of it all including the pain of it was just unbelievable, I threw up and he was in agony) I really don't think he could cope with it again. Fingers, toes and everything else is crossed that they haven't got to do it - they don't want to do it either because of the damage already to that lung.
Anyway, really sorry to go on but just wanted to get it off my chest. Hopefully be back to crafting in a few days.
Take care, Gay xx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Easter Easel Card

Hi, I made this Easter easel card with the papers from the Docrafts goody bag last month and free stamp from Quick Cards made easy magazine. Hope you like it xx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

New Gorjuss Girls decoupage

Hi, hope you are all well. Not had time for any crafting this week - except for wednesday when I craft with my friend Christine for a couple of hours. Well yesterday I decided I really must do something so I popped to Hobbycraft afer going for some Reiki and had a good old nosey trying to find some inspiration. I was only going to look HONEST but then I saw the new Gorjuss girls decoupage packs so I had to buy one - it would have been rude not to LOL. I had a play last night and this is what I came up with, first time I've stickled my flowers as well. Oh I did buy an A4 really usefull box as well with dividers for all my scraps of paper and I sorted all that out last night so I'm now organised LOL!!!!
Got to go and pick my niece Beth up soon from my mum's and take her home and when I come back make sunday dinner (roast chicken) then hopefully have an hour or two tonight to do a bit of crafting!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Happy St.Patrick's Day!!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Just thought I'd wish everyone a very Happy St. Patrick's Day - is anyone celebrating??? My niece, Beth, is dancing in Nottingham Market Square today. She's been Irish dancing for about 4years now and loves it. Enjoy your day Beth!!!
Love to know what anyone's doing
Bye for now Gay xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Wizard of OZ

No piccies to update this weekend I'm afraid. I've really had no spare time at all to craft!!! Joined gym after work on friday - god I'm unfit LOL!!!!! Then on saturday took my niece, Beth and my mum shopping then we went to Nottingham Playhouse to see The Wizard of Oz. My god it was fantastic - really enjoyed it - thanks mum!!!
Then today cleaning up etc - really exciting - then walked - yes walked - anyone who knows me will be laughing!!! - to my mums to see her for an hour (just over a mile then back, so quite pleased with myself). I never walk anywhere which is probably why I'm overweight and unfit!!! But I'm determined to loose weight and get fit!!! Watch this Space!!!
Hope to get some crafting done in next few days - if I'm not too tired from gym LOL - I will update asap.
Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 11 March 2010


I was crafting with my friend Christine last night and this is what we made. I'm going to give mine to my niece Beth for her Birthday (27th) because she is absolutely MAD about anything to do with COWS for some strange reason!!!!! Love you to bits, Beth, but you are a bit strange LOL

The card is made from Polka Doodles CD - Back to Nature.

Honey Pot Tilda

Hi, thought I'd share my honey pot Tilda creation with you. First time I've used my stamps even though had them a while now LOL. Got them from Craft Den. I NEED more Lynne!!!!!
Hope you like it - I love the colours but can't seem to get a great picture of it.
I coloured Tilda in with Copics, background paper is from DCWV The Sweet Stack plus plenty of gems to bling it up LOL. Flowers from stash. Happy Birthday stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and stamp is by Personal Impresions.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

My very first Easel Card

Been thinking of trying an easel card for so long now thought I'd better give it a go. I'm always behind everyone else LOL.
I think its worked out quite well.
I've used the freebie stamp from April issue of Craft Stamper magazine - designed by Janet Roberts at Pink Gem Designs. Coloured in with copics. I used Accent Essentials on my Cricut to mount the image. Backing papers are from new pack I got the other day - Daisy & Dandelion - Some Bunny Loves You. I used couple of Martha Stewart punches which I got from Craft Den. The Happy Birthday stamp is one by Hobby Art and woof woof is by Little Claire Designs. I stamped both of these with Memento ink colour Rich Cocoa.

Thanks for looking. Would love your comments.
Gay x

Last few - promise!!!

A few more of my Craft Room

sorry!!! just a few more piccies LOL

My Craft Room!!

I thought I'd show you my little craft heaven!!! Its not quite as I want it but its the best I can for now. Its very tidy for me so thought a good time to take piccies. There is quite a lot so I apologise if you get bored along the way LOL

Would love to know what you think of it - and any advise on how I could improve it!!

Anyone got any piccies of their craft room on their blog that I can pop over and visit????