Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Box of Cards, The Begining lol !


What I have crafted these past 2 days, yes for Mum lol.  A Birthday Box full of Everyday cards, all Home made and coloured by ME :D



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Digi from Kit and Clowder
Free class with Monthly Create and Learn for April 2016 - Colouring on Kraft Paper
Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Live and Love Crafts and stash
Box - One I already had, filled with skin products at one time I think !


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Online Classes
Digi from Ppinky
I didn't actually put this one in the box in the end, my Daugher pinched it for a friends Baby Shower lol !!
Papers, Embellishments and Card from Hobbycraft and stash


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Digi from 2 Cute Ink
Papers, embellishments and Card from Hobbycraft and stash

I don't actually have a clue as to what pencils I used to colour this as it was before I started keeping note.


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

Check out the class for the details :D

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Hobbycraft and stash


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

Check out the class for the details :D

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Embellishments from Hobbycraft and stash


Digi's from All Dressed Up and Polkadoodles

The card box, 4 cards, and 2 images ready to be made into cards, 8+ printed and ready to colout ... I can't wait for her to open this box lol !

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Hmmmmmmm

Wondering when things are going to start to go right for us.  Mum was rushed into hospital on Tuesday and will be there until probably the middle of next week.  Initially she was being treated for an ongoing chest infection, now they are saying it's that plus, the MS causing other problems.

The doctor she saw today was an absolute asshole and she phoned me really upset once he'd left.  He told her that all her problems were down to her smoking (she gave up smoking 20+ years ago !!), completely dismissed the MS, saying that he knew nothing about that and then told her she had a digestion problem ... WTF !!!!!!!

To cut an extremely long story short, she can only manage a diet for the moment, of soft foods. Anything hard that she eats, her body doesn't digest and it makes its way back up the food pipe and rests above her lungs, decreasing her lung capacity.  It then seeps back down into her stomach and so on slowly.  It could possibly be the root of her breathing problems AND her eating problems.  I am annoyed that despite copious GP visits over the past year, she has never been sent up to the hospital for further tests. 

AND ... for a doctor to stand there and say he knows nothing about a debilitating disease that she has had for almost 50 years, I am totally disgusted and wondering why he was assigned to her in the first place !!!!

Then I ring her sister tonight to let her know Mum is in hospital, only to find out that Diane is recovering from a nasty fall herself.  Diane had a stroke about 15 years ago which left her paralysed from the waist down.  My Uncle (her Husband) died last June so she lives alone in a Huge house just outside of London.  They had no children together but, she does have 2 step children from Michaels first marriage.  Well actually I may as well stick with the no children part as neither of them bother much with Diane.  I have told her that we will go up there once Mynm is on the mend but, as she lives so far away this is not going to be anytime soon.

ARGHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Well, that was my day lol !!!!

Monday, 18 April 2016


Have decided to make Mum a 'box of handmade cards' for her Birthday this year.  What do you get the Woman who has everything !!

Have a few stamps already coloured that I will make into cards for her and a few digi stamps that I have my beady eye on lol.

This will be the topper to go on the lid of the box.


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Digi from Kit and Clowder
Free class with Monthly Create and Learn for April 2016 - Colouring on Kraft Paper

See class for details :D

Friday, 15 April 2016

Yet another blahhh day.

Today my youngest Son and his Girlfriend split up.  What makes it worse is that she has actually lived here with us for the past 18 months.  For now, she's still here, waiting for a transfer for work back to her home town.  Not really sure how long I can put up with this.  Will just monitor my Son I think and see how all this affects the rest of the Family.  Her Dad does live across the other side of town from us so that could possibly be an option until she gets her transfer.  Whilst I understand the reasons for their break up, it's still hard, especially with both of them trying so hard not to show how much it hurts at the moment.  And of course, much as she drives me to distraction, I gonna miss her !!

*EDIT* 16th June - They have actually Made up and Broken up again, many times since writing this.  As of now they are back together !!!!

On a positive, I finished my dewdrops on leaves today .... 



And started the berries, the one class I have been absolutely dreading lol.  Cherries done and now the dreaded strawberry to tackle tomorrow - wish me luck !!


Onwards and upwards - as Scarlet O'Hara said 'Tomorrows another day'


Thursday, 14 April 2016

WIP and not so nice 'Stuffs' !!!


Not very much achieved today, still in a dull funk from this horrendous week !!!  So hard to believe that it's now 35 years since you passed Dad.  I miss you and, I miss what you have missed by not being here with us.

On a more positive note, it's good to see my hubs looking like the weight of the World has been lifted from him since leaving Whites and subcontracting again for CPS.  At least now we know we will be paid what we invoice, we won't have to fight it out over an unpaid invoice any more !!!!  If there is a mistake it will be questioned and sorted either, before the payment goes through (halleluja !!) or the invoice will be paid in full and then errors will be corrected by either party.  No more weeks being paid less than half of our invoice because of an admin error ... Goodbye to feeling like we're wading through custard ! -  Happy Days :D

And for my WIP.  I've sort of lost heart over the past week, not wanting to colour at all.  Tonight I made myself sit down and do something.  A lesson started from The Elements of Nature Class at Kit and Clowder  I added another green into the mixture, it just didn't sit right for me before.  I added Apple Green inbetween the Grass Green and Limepeel, for me, this mixture works :D 


Digi stamp from Kit and Clowder
Check out the class for the details :D

Really pleased with how it has turned out so far and looking forward to finishing the other leaf tomorrow.  Have also printed out another 3 classes AND 8 digi stamps all ready to colour - WOOT, go me ... hahahaha


Off to bed in a bit as it's getting close to 2am ... Oops !!!  Ni Night all xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Have spent the past 2 days trying something different.  I spend an absolute fortune on flower embellishments for my card making, so I had a go at making some of my own.  Here are just a very small selection of the ones I have made so far,


Easy to do but the smaller ones are fiddly and time consuming.

Also ....

Mum has been pretty ill of late with breathing problems.  The doctors at first thought she had a chest infection but, now they are saying it could be a new manifestation of the MS.  I am hoping this is NOT the case, as is she !!  Anyhow, I made her a simple get well card tonight hoping it will cheer her up a little when Jack goes down to help her to bed.


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

Check out the class for the details :D

Papers and Card from Hobbycraft and stash
Flowers made by me !

Thats it from me tonight xxx


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Hmmmm Got sidetracked on Colouring because I had my oven professionally cleaned last week,  All of a sudden I can cook again without everything tasting burned.  Once again I can cook cakes that actually rise !!!



Woohoo - Go Me !!!

Cherry cakes, miniature victoria sponge's and coffee and walnut mini loaves :D  24 hours later - almost all gone !!!!

And now onto my colouring ... hahaha

My challenge was ... the strawberry, cherries and blueberries from Kit and Clowder.  Ermmm I didn't get around to this.  Saturday was an all out bake day ... the above is just a small portion of my actual bake out.  Sunday, it was cold but, dry.  Hubs decided it was a day to work on the garden ... arghhhhh.  I had no choice, I had to protect my poor spottylicious dalmatian from that horrendous strimmer and then mower as hubs cut the grass (first time this year !!!) Poor baby was terrified ... hahaha !!

I DID get to colour some this evening though, got to complete the 'Tulip' Class.  Not sure I am happy with the result, the leaves could do with a lot more blending !!!!

Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

Check out the class for the details :D



Paul did take me out today though and bought me a new 'Daylight' lamp which is awesomeness .. it also has a magnifier, I don't need the magnifier just yet but, my eyes get tired when i'm tired so it will come in very, very handy maybe tomorrow or the next day :D 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Have done quite a few things since my last post and even managed to produce a card lol !

These from my Nature Classes at Kit and Clowder


Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

All colour details can be found in the Class



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

All colour details can be found in the Class



Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes
Digi from Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Online Classes

All colour details can be found in the Class



I have also started the Rose but, so far am completely unhappy with how it's turned out.  Think I will play around with different colour blends for that one and also maybe try printing it out a bit bigger as I think working on such a small object is making things harder than they probably should be !!

Is EVERYONE as messy as me when they are working, or, is it really just me, my table today.



And finally, the card I created from the image above.  This one is also for my Leah Lou's 10th Birthday on Sunday but this one from her Mother, I have already made mine :D  She loves her 
Kung Fu lessons and anything that is NOT girlie lol.  


Digi stamp from Kenny K
Coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Technique learned from Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Online Classes

Skin - White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Hair - Sienna Brown, Sand, Beige, Peach Beige, Eggshell
Eyes - China Blue, Blue Violet Lake, Powder Blue, White
Lips - Crimson Red, Carmine Red, Pink
Outfit - Cool Greys 70% through to 10%, White
Belt - Goldenrod, Ginger Root, Jasmine

Papers, Embellishments and Card from Hobbycraft and stash



That's it, am off to bed now - trying to get my days and nights back into sync xx