Wednesday, 30 June 2010


What's on your work desk????
I've not WOYWDW'd in a while because I have been busy practicing Thriller dance for my Mum & Dad's Ruby Anniversary party. (Some photos on previous post) I've also been getting ready for my new shop to open this Saturday 3rd & my new challenge blog starts Saturday too! Not doing things by half am I?!!
I'm also doing a craft day on Saturday at my sister's house when I'll be drawing the raffle (you still have time to buy tickets!! proceeds go to Action for ME) Busy busy bee!
Anyways lets get back What on - well if you wonder where the madness of WOYWDW started & would like to join in then pop over to Julia's blog to see!
On my desk there is my Ellephantastic mug!! How cool is that?! My favourite sweets to munch on whilst crafting! The choker necklace I bought from my friend Angie it doesn't normally live on my desk, I'd put it in a gift box I made for a photo & just remembered to take it out. You may spy with your little eye one of my new digis that isn't realeased until Saturday, so you are getting first look see!! He's called Roger & her may just be my next Freebie?! - you best check out my challenge blog on Saturday to find out!!
Also on my desk you may spy Tilda. I used her to make my new favourite little gifts - coatsers! This one is going to be a thank you gift. Ok enough rambling. What's on your workdesk?
x x x

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

NEW Challenge blog!!!!

New challenge blog starts this saturday 3rd July

Make sure you put it in your diary!!


Tilda Tuesday

 Been playing in my cra-bath-fty room again!!
I have used Forever Friends papers.
Prima flowers from my stash
Tilda image was from the lovely Susie
I've embossed the circles & rubbed pink crayon over them
Ribbon is dovecraft from my stash
I have also done faux stitches

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Just Magnolia - Sketch
Allsorts - Embossing
Crafty Pad - Embossing
Corrosive - Lots of flowers
Papertake weekly - stitches


Tuesday Morning card to chill out!

Thought I'd chill a bit with this Christmas Card
I have used Dustin Pike Digi image & Dovecraft papers
I am entering this card into these challenges:

Stampin for the weekend - sketch & Blue & Yellow combo
Daring card makers - ice & snow
Die cut Dreams Xmas club - Arctic Winter


Monday, 28 June 2010

Monday evening card!!

Evening everyone. I'm actually rather tired this evening but was dying to make another card!
I have used an Anya image Susie sent me a while back.
The orange papers are the back of My Mind's Eye 'Bloom & Grow'
The flower paper is DCWV retro & the sentiment is Papermania.
The gorgeous bit of blue satin ribbon is from my brother's girlfriend Ali. Everytime I see her she gives me a 'bag a swag' she's been collecting for me!!
The cocktail umbrella is one I had in my stash from a while ago.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Die cut Dreams - 'life's a Beach'
Rosie-D's - 'summer birthdays'


Monday morning card!

What a lovely day again!
Puts you in the mood to craft don't you think?
This morning I have been playing with one of my digi's
Beatrice Butterfly - see HERE for all my digis
The papers are Forever Friends
Flower from my stash
Butterfly punch from Studio cards
Oval scallop & sentiment is SU
Diamantes PM adhesive stones

I am entering my monday morning card into the following challenges
Crafty Catz - 'lets go digital'
Craftalicious - monotone
Dare U 2 digi - 'blooms & butterflies'
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge - strawberries & cream
NEW challenge - A Pocket Full of Posies - 'one for the girls'

Hope you all have a lovely day

My Mum & Dad's Ruby Anniversary/60th Birthday Party

My Mother in Law made this gorgeous cake
My Mum & Dad cutting the cake
all the Welch's together!
Me with my siblings!
Older sister Julia, older brother Andrew (Andy!), younger sister Dawn (with bump Eva!!), younger brother Adam (li'l big bro!)


I got top 3 at DCD & another blog award!!

Thank you to Clare for this award

I'm actually a little late posting this award from Clare! Had a busy weekend.
It was my Mum & Dad's joint 60th & Ruby Anniversary party on Saturday & my 2 brothers & 2 sisters & I organised it all & as well as doing a couple of surprises for them!
First surprise was a 'This is you Life' using a projector so eveyone could see funny pictures etc!
Then later on us 5 kids were the entertainment!! We'd been gathering together every Sunday for past few weeks to practice a dance we made up to Jackson's Five 'I want you back' & the Thriller dance.
I have it on video so may up load it later if you wanna laugh!!

Ok now onto the rules of the award:
Post the award on your blog and tell 6 outrageous lies and 1 truth about yourself, or switch it to the other way round & then pass onto 7 buddies.
  1. I sang like Lady Gaga on Saturday doing Jackson Five
  2. I'm 6ft, leggy, gorgeous blonde bombshell
  3. I passed grade 4 flute with merit
  4. Yesterday I went to Asda naked
  5. I live in a castle
  6. I'm as fit as a fiddle & very healthy!!!!
  7. I can rap my legs round my head
Now 7 buddies to pass this onto........I have lots of buddies & I know its the easy way out, but because I really appreciated everyones comments sooo much & your overwhelming support I would like to give this to as many people would like it who visit me.
Thank you


Friday, 25 June 2010

Linda's shop Jazzlins - OPEN!

Afternoon bloggers!
I just wanted to let you know that my very good friend Linda has opened her own shop called
Its in Brain Tree. Pop by Linda's blog for more details & if you live near by why not pop in & for a chat & maybe spead a few pounds he he!! I can't wait to visit. I am miles away in York but I will be going over in August I think with my spending money tee hee!!


Fabby & gorgeous new prizes added to my raffle - Thank you Angie

Just a wee reminder that my raffle is still on. It is drawn a week tomorrow!
My good friend Angie has very kindly donated these fab & gorgeous prizes.
Check out her blog for more lovely jewellery.
It is a necklace choker, bracelet & ring set. ( I wish I could enter the raffle!!)
I have also got some lovely Avon goodies & a voucher for a file & polish with my beautician friend.
Plus all the prizes donated by Channel FIVE
Can't wait for next Saturday now!
If you would like to buy some raffle tickets
go to my CFS/ME blog HERE & either click buy now & send me the money via gifts on paypal. (Then there is no fee!)

The money I raise will go to researchers who are desperately looking for the reason behind ME & treatment for it, because as yet they still don't why we get it & how to treat us for it.

Can I tempt you with blog candy??  
Buy at least one ticket for my raffle & get 2 more entries into my blag candy!


Thursday, 24 June 2010

2nd attempt at Sugar Bowl card!

This is my 2nd card today for The Sugar Bowl because if you see my previous post I made a lovely first card but forgot the crutial part - Girly!!!

I'm having a serious OOOPS day today!!
Ok try again-I used Die Cut Dreams scallop edge circle die cut & ribbon slider
A sugar nellie image I think Susie sent me
The ribbon is from my stash & the stickers are Daisy & Dandelion

I am entering this into
The Sugar Bowl challenge - sketch & GIRLY (not boy'yy!!)



I made this card with a Sugar Nellie image & using their sketch but...........I forgot it was suppose to 
Girly & Feminie.....OOOPS!
Oh well I'll just have to make another card for The Sugar Bowl!

I can however enter this card into 3 other challenges
Charisma Cardz - For a male
Die cut Dreams - Blue & Green for teenage boy
One stop challenge - one for the boys

I have used the back of a sheet from My Minds Eye "bloom & grow" pack
Scallop circle die cut & ribbon slider is from Die Cut Dreams shop
Everything else is from my stash.


Moving Along with the Times Birthday Blog Hop challenge!

A gift for a gorgeous girl!
It is Moving Along with the Times' 1st Birthday today -Whoop!
They are celebrating by havign a blog hop so hop on over to MAWTT & join in the fun!

There challenge this week is "Birthday, Anything but a card & gorgeous girl"

I have reused a gift box & some ribbon to make this Birthday gift box.
The FF image was sent to me & the necklace in the box is one I bought from Angie (I'm not giving it away it was just for the photo!)

I am also entering this in the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is - reuse, renew, recycle


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Blog award & lots & lots of crafting!!

Evening bloggers! Are we all warm enough?! Thank you so much for your kind words about my poor Lilly.
Well I bet you all thought I had disappeared?! Nope just been busy. I've eve been crafting but not having time to blog them. So first of all (a bit late sorry!) I received this fab award of Kathleen aka The Daisy Chain. Kathleen has been following my blog for a while now & always leaves me such nice comments thank you K.
Here is the award
I now need to pass this onto 10 blogger friends ...hmm who to choose? Well here goes..
all for being great DT members thank you girls
for being such fab friends in blog land & faceboo. Click on their names to go to all their lovely blogs

 I made this box for an order for a friend. My baby boxes are very popular!
I am entering this into the following challenge:
Kaboodle Doodle - anything goes with a dash of purple

I've made a couple of ribbon notice boards. I am entering the pink one into challenge:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Strawberries & Cream

These sweet jars I have done with some kilner jars from Asda!

I have used Stampin' Up flower stamp on the long note books & bears from Die cut Dreams
Been having fun with my die cuts!!
I am entering it into the challenge
Teddy Stampers - Summer Bears

Thought I'd try something a bit different on the 2 large notebooks Using fibres & a flower & a brad. They look fab in real life!!

I have used this lovely Elephant couple die cut from Die cut Dreams to make this guest book. Which I thought would make a lovely Wedding present.
I am entering it into challenge:
Forever Friends - Not Forever Friends!
Saturday Challenge - Weddings/Anniversary

These are something a bit different. I have been playing with my laminator!!
A4 size Dog & Cat food mat. A5 size cat mouse mats.
Coaster sets - flowers, cats & dogs