Sunday, 29 March 2009

much loved and forever missed


This is a very quick post from me.... I won't be about for a little while. My much loved Gramps passed away early today. Those of you that follow my blog will know that he was a huge part of my life. My only comfort is that he is now re-united with my beloved Nan.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Thinking of you mum.....& Thanks x

Yesterday was Mothers Day, couldn't post my card as it is part of the FF challenge this week....so here it is...my mum had a well earned break this week so was away for Mother's Day, I'm hoping to catch up with her this week in between wedding stuff!... an update on the wedding bits!...
Y cake ~ cooked & iced (carrot cake, chocolate cake, lemon cake & fruit cake!)
Y favours ~ decorated (awaiting filling with sweets
Y menus ~ complete
Y camera's ~ decorated & tagged
Y cake knife ~ decorated
Still to do ~ Table Plan, Name cards, Table Numbers, Decorate cake, Cupcakes!!... my list to do keeps growing!

I'm so glad that I have never had to do this for myself.... off now have a great week...will pop back with some photo's later in the week. hugs Tx

Saturday, 21 March 2009

saturday stuff!


i've crawled out from under the pile of wedding goodies to say hello!..... as well as working on wedding stuff I had another card to make for a friend of a friend. Her friend (hope that your keeping up!) is emigrating to Canada...so here is the card that I made for her. I'm liking this Tilda, she is very versatile. I've now finished work for a week so hopefully i won't get too stressed with wedding bits. Been to Grandads today, he's had another fall...time to make some decisions soon....Tonight i'm off to a hen night in Covent Garden, my friend Lucy is flying off to Mexico on Monday to get married, I will be working on her wedding cake as well while she is away as she is having a blessing and party on her return..... off now to get ready...have a lovely weekend...Tx

Monday, 16 March 2009

St Patricks challenge & cupcakes!


Tomorrow sees the celebration of St Patricks day....so this weeks challenge over at FF was a St Patricks themed card....i've made mine into a wedding card, in conjunction with the fab horseshoe magnolia stamp.... i'm quite pleased with this as it is not mu usual colours or style!.... sticking with the St Patricks theme...here are some Guinness cupcakes made for a friends dinner party last weekend... truly scrumptious!..... so Happy St Patricks day...i'm sure lots of Guinness will be drunk tomorrow!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Life & stuff!

Another week has flown with little or no blogging!....life is very busy for me at the moment, I'm working on 2 wedding commissions at the moment, the first wedding is on the 28th March so 2 weeks time, the list of jobs to finish for it is:
Y 4 tier wedding cake
Y 100 cupcakes,
Y 120 favours
Y Table numbers
Y Menus
Y Order of service
Y Table Plan
Y Name Cards
Y Bridesmaids cards ..fortunately I have a week off on the run up to the wedding to panic!.... i have managed to finish a layout that I started ages ago for gramps's book. It features his garden. I have some of my most happiest memories in that garden,alas it doesn't look so glorious now. We are at a crossroads with gramps now as he has suffered a number of falls recently which are leading us to be advised that he now needs 24 hour care,this would involve a move to a care home. I need to get my head around this which is causing me some anxiety.....
On a completely different subject, my tube read this week has been Wedding Season by Katie FForde, I Y her books a fab read even if yo aren't in the throe's of wedding's.....
I have 2 must see's on the TV this week.... Tuesday see's the much saddened departure of Grissom in CSI. I've always been a CSI junkie,
On Thursday see's the following which I cannot contain my excitement about.... ER, PLEASE NOTE, i will not be taking calls, blogging or doing anything other than watching this 9pm!.....he's back in his scrubs!!!! can I get anymore excited!! how yummy is he.....the gorgeous george! mmm....
talking of mmmm, why is it that you bump into one of your school girl crushes not looking your best!, Yesterday was one of those days, one of my older cousins friends parents lives next door to my grandad, he, the said crush strolled up the cul-de-sac in football shorts and legs, i'm coming out of gramps's gate (which is in the corner of cul-de-sac) and nowhere else to go other than straight towards the legs!...he smiles, waves and kisses ones check, whilst I am now standing tongue tied like the once gibbering 15 year old that i was! ...that's life i suppose ... he was off to coach the local boy's football team.... i must say that the legs still were as yummy as when I used to gaze out of the science block window onto the sports field...it brightened what had been a stressful morning at gramps's.

Monday, 9 March 2009

forever friends sketch challenge


it's monday again...so another challenge for you with forever friends......this week see's a sketch challenge designed by Nikki, I have rotated the sketch and made this.... can you tell i'm a shoe fan!...
as you can tell by my lack of blogging, life has been a little hectic. In brief:
Y Gramps had a nasty fall last week, whilst putting the rubbish out, which resulted in a trip to the hospital and two heavily bandaged arms.he's on the mend now thankfully, but is a constant worry.
Y I took my mum to the O2 to see Ildivo with some friends, they were amazing live and my mum had a fabulous time which was great.
Y My friends husband reached the ripe old age of 60 so 40 of us surprised him on a meal out at a Thai restaurant, which was very yummy.
so as you can see i've had to fit in work inbetween that so not a lot to report.... last weeks train read was One Thing Led to Another by Katy Regan, which was an absolute romp and highly recommended...

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

bellarific friday


as you all know i'm a huge fan of bellas!...so was very excited to see a new challenge over at stampingbella...bellarific friday which gets posted on monday & closed on friday!....this weeks challenge is this:

i need to say that these colours are very out of my comfort zone, but i've risen to the challenge it's my friends birthday this week so i've made this card: kept the design very simple as the colours are quite striking............ as bella is accompanied by a cupcake i think the gin & tonic cupcakes will be being made.. ( she is a bit of a g&t girl!!) ... off now to finish watching mad men... oh to live in new york in the 50's/60's how glamorous!....hugs Tx

Monday, 2 March 2009

forever friends ~ st davids!

this weeks challenge got us all scratching our heads!....Theme this week is St David's ~ red, green, yellow, daffodils...all things to consider when challenged with a St David themed card. I'm not a huge fan of yellow so decided on the red & green theme. The next challenge was not to make it christmassy!..... so here we are, this paper was part of a kit from sarah's cards which has been in the 'kits to use' pile!
I've made a gift card handbag.
card ingredients:~
Y paper ~ scenic route
Y stamp ~ forever friends
Y sentiment ~ amuse stamps
Y blooms ~ sarah's cards
check out all the others here ...

Sunday, 29 March 2009

much loved and forever missed


This is a very quick post from me.... I won't be about for a little while. My much loved Gramps passed away early today. Those of you that follow my blog will know that he was a huge part of my life. My only comfort is that he is now re-united with my beloved Nan.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Thinking of you mum.....& Thanks x

Yesterday was Mothers Day, couldn't post my card as it is part of the FF challenge this week....so here it is...my mum had a well earned break this week so was away for Mother's Day, I'm hoping to catch up with her this week in between wedding stuff!... an update on the wedding bits!...
Y cake ~ cooked & iced (carrot cake, chocolate cake, lemon cake & fruit cake!)
Y favours ~ decorated (awaiting filling with sweets
Y menus ~ complete
Y camera's ~ decorated & tagged
Y cake knife ~ decorated
Still to do ~ Table Plan, Name cards, Table Numbers, Decorate cake, Cupcakes!!... my list to do keeps growing!

I'm so glad that I have never had to do this for myself.... off now have a great week...will pop back with some photo's later in the week. hugs Tx

Saturday, 21 March 2009

saturday stuff!


i've crawled out from under the pile of wedding goodies to say hello!..... as well as working on wedding stuff I had another card to make for a friend of a friend. Her friend (hope that your keeping up!) is emigrating to Canada...so here is the card that I made for her. I'm liking this Tilda, she is very versatile. I've now finished work for a week so hopefully i won't get too stressed with wedding bits. Been to Grandads today, he's had another fall...time to make some decisions soon....Tonight i'm off to a hen night in Covent Garden, my friend Lucy is flying off to Mexico on Monday to get married, I will be working on her wedding cake as well while she is away as she is having a blessing and party on her return..... off now to get ready...have a lovely weekend...Tx

Monday, 16 March 2009

St Patricks challenge & cupcakes!


Tomorrow sees the celebration of St Patricks day....so this weeks challenge over at FF was a St Patricks themed card....i've made mine into a wedding card, in conjunction with the fab horseshoe magnolia stamp.... i'm quite pleased with this as it is not mu usual colours or style!.... sticking with the St Patricks theme...here are some Guinness cupcakes made for a friends dinner party last weekend... truly scrumptious!..... so Happy St Patricks day...i'm sure lots of Guinness will be drunk tomorrow!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Life & stuff!

Another week has flown with little or no blogging!....life is very busy for me at the moment, I'm working on 2 wedding commissions at the moment, the first wedding is on the 28th March so 2 weeks time, the list of jobs to finish for it is:
Y 4 tier wedding cake
Y 100 cupcakes,
Y 120 favours
Y Table numbers
Y Menus
Y Order of service
Y Table Plan
Y Name Cards
Y Bridesmaids cards ..fortunately I have a week off on the run up to the wedding to panic!.... i have managed to finish a layout that I started ages ago for gramps's book. It features his garden. I have some of my most happiest memories in that garden,alas it doesn't look so glorious now. We are at a crossroads with gramps now as he has suffered a number of falls recently which are leading us to be advised that he now needs 24 hour care,this would involve a move to a care home. I need to get my head around this which is causing me some anxiety.....
On a completely different subject, my tube read this week has been Wedding Season by Katie FForde, I Y her books a fab read even if yo aren't in the throe's of wedding's.....
I have 2 must see's on the TV this week.... Tuesday see's the much saddened departure of Grissom in CSI. I've always been a CSI junkie,
On Thursday see's the following which I cannot contain my excitement about.... ER, PLEASE NOTE, i will not be taking calls, blogging or doing anything other than watching this 9pm!.....he's back in his scrubs!!!! can I get anymore excited!! how yummy is he.....the gorgeous george! mmm....
talking of mmmm, why is it that you bump into one of your school girl crushes not looking your best!, Yesterday was one of those days, one of my older cousins friends parents lives next door to my grandad, he, the said crush strolled up the cul-de-sac in football shorts and legs, i'm coming out of gramps's gate (which is in the corner of cul-de-sac) and nowhere else to go other than straight towards the legs!...he smiles, waves and kisses ones check, whilst I am now standing tongue tied like the once gibbering 15 year old that i was! ...that's life i suppose ... he was off to coach the local boy's football team.... i must say that the legs still were as yummy as when I used to gaze out of the science block window onto the sports field...it brightened what had been a stressful morning at gramps's.

Monday, 9 March 2009

forever friends sketch challenge


it's monday again...so another challenge for you with forever friends......this week see's a sketch challenge designed by Nikki, I have rotated the sketch and made this.... can you tell i'm a shoe fan!...
as you can tell by my lack of blogging, life has been a little hectic. In brief:
Y Gramps had a nasty fall last week, whilst putting the rubbish out, which resulted in a trip to the hospital and two heavily bandaged arms.he's on the mend now thankfully, but is a constant worry.
Y I took my mum to the O2 to see Ildivo with some friends, they were amazing live and my mum had a fabulous time which was great.
Y My friends husband reached the ripe old age of 60 so 40 of us surprised him on a meal out at a Thai restaurant, which was very yummy.
so as you can see i've had to fit in work inbetween that so not a lot to report.... last weeks train read was One Thing Led to Another by Katy Regan, which was an absolute romp and highly recommended...

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

bellarific friday


as you all know i'm a huge fan of bellas!...so was very excited to see a new challenge over at stampingbella...bellarific friday which gets posted on monday & closed on friday!....this weeks challenge is this:

i need to say that these colours are very out of my comfort zone, but i've risen to the challenge it's my friends birthday this week so i've made this card: kept the design very simple as the colours are quite striking............ as bella is accompanied by a cupcake i think the gin & tonic cupcakes will be being made.. ( she is a bit of a g&t girl!!) ... off now to finish watching mad men... oh to live in new york in the 50's/60's how glamorous!....hugs Tx

Monday, 2 March 2009

forever friends ~ st davids!

this weeks challenge got us all scratching our heads!....Theme this week is St David's ~ red, green, yellow, daffodils...all things to consider when challenged with a St David themed card. I'm not a huge fan of yellow so decided on the red & green theme. The next challenge was not to make it christmassy!..... so here we are, this paper was part of a kit from sarah's cards which has been in the 'kits to use' pile!
I've made a gift card handbag.
card ingredients:~
Y paper ~ scenic route
Y stamp ~ forever friends
Y sentiment ~ amuse stamps
Y blooms ~ sarah's cards
check out all the others here ...