Friday, 16 January 2015

Welcome 2015

And so it begins, and what a chilly one it is so far too and pretty wild with it - weatherwise that is LOL

Once I got my Craft Room sorted and believe me it wasn't easy - it was such a mess after Christmas.  But it's done now, not sure for how long though LOL. The crafting has starting once again and below are the first cards for 2015.  Only 4 but it's a start until I get back into the swing of things properly.

I also managed to break one of my new year resolutions - I promised not to back for the first 6 months of the year, but I got so fed up when the snow washed away, I baked a chocolate sponge caked sandwiched with almond flavoured buttercream icing just like the one below.

In between all the gale force winds and torrential rain we had a load of snow - it was pretty whilst it lasted but the wind & rain got the better of it and a few hours later it had all disappeared .

When my lovely little Robbie saw it, he sniffed it and then promptly lay flat down in it and when I laughed at him he looked up as if to say, "what's wrong I'm cooling my belly down"

 Happy New Year to my readers and hope it is a happy healthy one for you all.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

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There seems to be a problem with commenting on my blog since I switched to Google + I have now tried to disconnect from this service but not sure if you can post on the blogs made during the time it was associated. 

Please leave a comment below if you wish to comment on any of the previous pages.  Fingers crossed it will work now.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

The following have all been lost by us during 2014 - RIP by lovely fur babies and dear friend

Lulu (16yrs)

Tiger (15yrs)

Sootie (11yrs)


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

It's Christmas !!!!!!

Well it's been an eventful couple of weeks since my last post.  But never mind that, here are my latest (& possibly last for 2014) creations ..............

And another one of our Christmas lights ..........................

And two Christmas cakes that I made & decorated, 1st one for 2 of my Aunts and the other for myself & my hubby

Merry Christmas & Happy 2015 to you all

Sunday, 7 December 2014

It's Beginning to look like Christmas !!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in my house as you will see from the pictures below.

Haven't been able to do much crafting lately as I have been laid up for the last 2 weeks with an extremely bad arthritis flare up in my right foot.  I haven't even been able to walk or do anything without the aid if crutches and my wonderful husband has been doing almost everything for me, making all my drinks and food.  And then he put up all the Christmas decorations too - love him lots !!

Below are a few cards that I managed to get finished before my flare up.  All papers, embellishments and card etc purchased from Cardz n Scrapz

Firstly is a birthday card for a lady who loves her 4 dogs, all of which I have pictured on her card.

This birthday card was for a man who loves gardening and his Massey Tractor.

Next is a New Home card for a very good friend of our in the UK.  Her new home, with her daughter, is hopefully the start of a much brighter future for her.

This card was for my Mum who has been very ill lately and still is.  She has had a very serious operation and has to have more treatment soon followed by another serious operation.  This card was the least I could do and the most I could do at the moment .

This is a card I made for a swap, the criteria was to include a die cut and ribbon.  The die cut is made from a Sizzix Die. 

Last but by no means least is a card made for someone who loves running to give to her best friend & running mate.

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, here are pictures of some of our decorations.

On a very sad note I only recently found out that a very old friend of mine, Bob, passed away in September.  I was so shocked and upset at the news as he was a lovely old man and such a gentleman.  On the rare occasion that I was left to get home on my own after a night out, he would always make sure I got to my door and if I was ever feeling down, he would buy me a drink and make me laugh.  May you rest in peace Bob, it was a pleasure to know you and call you my friend.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a busy couple of weeks since my last post and I have loads of cards to show you.  If you would alike to see all my Christmas cards form this year in one place then please click on the Xmas 2014 tab above and they are all there :) will be making a few decorations to show you too in the next week plus the obligatory Christmas Cake of course.  The fruit has been soaking in brandy for about 6 weeks no, so it should be just about right for the cake now.  Hope to make it tomorrow so that will have a couple of weeks or so to drink up a little bit more brandy - not a cake to eat before driving I think LOL
It's been a tough year for us this year so I hope everyone will be happy with just a handmade Christmas card.  With a little bit of luck on our side, we hope to resume normal service next year.

So here are my latest Christmas card makes.  (some names are hidden) All supplies purchased from Cardz n Scrapz and all my images are coloured with my Copics.  The first 2 cards are made from kits sent to me from DoCrafts as a gesture of good will after the incident I reported to you in my last blog.  They sent me 4 kits but I had two previously and they were shown in my last blog too.

Have also made a few other cards for babies and birthdays :)

Just had a look back on my blog and notice I haven't posted some recent bakes, so here are a couple of them ..............
Fruit Loaf

Apple & Cinnamon Cake (made more than once recently)

Chocolate Sponge with Vanilla Buttercream Icing (This one has also been made a couple of times recently)

This one is a Brack made with fruit soaked overnight in tea

Will show you my naked Christmas cake in my next post (in that I mean it won't be iced or decorated LOL)

Think that is about it for now, if you like what you see please let me know by leaving a comment and let other's now about my blog too.