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20 October 2012

Christmas No 8!!!

Today's card uses another paper printed from a Sweet Shoppe collection.....Christmas Past if I remember correctly.
The ornament is Spellbinders which has been embossed and glittered.
I'm just wondering whether to add some gems to the oval or a small snowflake.......can't make my mind up as I like it just as it is.
After a slow start yesterday with oversleeping I was up early this morning. I have tea sorted out and have done three loads of laundry so now have the afternoon free to be in the workroom. I shall have to have a good tidy up later as Doodle Bird and her mummy are coming for lunch tomorrow and Doodle does like getting her hands on my stuff. There are plans for keeping her occupied though. We are going to make a no sew tutu for her dressing up box. I got some lovely bright netting from Derby market last week so we'll see how it goes.
OK then......back to the Christmas cards.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sheila-x-

19 October 2012

Christmas No 7!!!

The Tattered Poinsettia die has to be the best die ever released....it is just gorgeous.
For this card I have cut it from two Basic Grey distressed papers.
Background paper is also Basic Grey.
The poinsettia is mounted onto a circle (stamped with a Kaisercraft text stamp and StaZon-Olive Green) and a Sizzix Scallop Lace circle.
Had a lovely couple of hours out yesterday with Ruby and London grandma looking at Christmas decorations.....which I could do all day long and not get bored. This year I am finally changing the colour theme for our tree at home from the red and gold of the last thirty odd years to teal and silver. I am not buying all new baubles though. DD and I are going to have a bauble altering day using silver spray and silver leaf to create some new ones. We have bought some in teal though.
Need to do a bit of catching up on jobs now as I overslept this morning which is quite unusual for me. First job is to clean up the breakfast mess Mr Manic left this morning and then I have to make some Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins.
Thanks for your visit.
Sheila-x-

18 October 2012

Christmas No 6!!!

Another card at last.
Angel stamp is from Stampendous.
Greeting is from Inkadinkado.
Embellished with feathers and gems from stash.
Paper is printed from a Sweet Shoppe kit called Jack Frost.
I stamped the angel in Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance and embossed with clear EP then after cutting out I sprayed it with iridescent glitter spray.
The paper was printed onto pearlised white paper and looks stunning. I used a the text setting on my Epson printer as I didn't want the colour to be too strong.

Well after a morning pottering about in the peace and quiet I am off out for afternoon tea later. DD and I are picking up Doodle Bird and London grandma for a trip up to Byrkley for a couple of hours.
I have missed my little angel so much this week.

Very excited to read in our local paper that this shop is opening in a village near to us. I hope it opens before Christmas.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Sheila-x-

14 October 2012

Hey Blog World!!!

The last few days have been fab. I have been crafting up a storm and have plenty of cards to take pics of now. I shall be doing that later today when we get back from lunch out. Mr Manic is treating us today so no cooking or washing up....yay!!!
DD gave a me a lovely surprise yesterday......she is ordering tickets to take me to the Hobbycraft show at Birmingham this year. I haven't been for years so I am pretty excited. We always used to go on a Sunday but we are going to try Friday this time for a change.
Well I had best go and get showered and changed....10am and I am still in pj's with bed hair.......not a good look for lunching out...lol!!!
Bye for now.
Sheila-x-

10 October 2012

......And Breathe!!!

Ruby's last day with me for just over a week so I have a little time to catch up on stuff that doesn't get done while she is here......pretty much everything then....lol!!!
She is off down to London on Friday as mummy has a party to go to and then London grandma is coming back with them to spend a little quality time with the Doodle Bird until next weekend. I'll still see her a couple of times or so in the week as we will call down at the cottage to see if any shopping needs picking up. London grandma like me doesn't drive and I don't like to think of her being stuck at the cottage and short of anything.
I don't know if there will be much crafting tonight as I am absolutely shattered but I'll be on it first thing in the morning.
Bye for now.
Sheila-x-

04 October 2012

A Quick Five Minutes!!!

......to myself is all the time I seem to have at the minute. We are just going through a 'having Ruby more than usual' phase for various reasons and she is keeping me on my toes for sure.
At the moment she has the attention span of a gnat and before we have even started doing something she is fed up of it and wants to go onto the next thing. I feel like I've been dragged behind the coal lorry.
She has just decided she wants a nap so I thought I'd just have five minutes before she wakes up again.
The bug has hit the Manic household again and the shower which was only fitted in May has had it. Apparently the water tank in it has burst. I phoned the shower manufacturer this morning and they said they would send an engineer out next Thursday. I explained that the shower was our only source of bathing and she managed to fit me in next Tuesday. I am not impressed.
My cardmaking has been on the back burner for the last couple of days but I hope to get some done on Saturday which is my only free day for about a fortnight. I even have Doodle Bird on Sunday this week as her mummy and daddy are taking grandad out to the races for his birthday treat and then I have to feed them all when they get back. Just now I would like to win The Lottery and go and live in a hotel by myself......lol!!!
Oh well I had best go and get on with some more evening meal preparation.....no rest for the wicked.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sheila-x-
 

01 October 2012

Christmas No 5!!!

Still plodding away at the Christmas cards.
I do apologise for the picture. I have only just taken it and the light is pretty bad in here.
Dies used-:
Tree-Marianne
Deer-Sizzix
Star-Cricut
Paper is Paper Adventures....I think and the berries have been done with a Viva Gloss Gel pen.
Not too sure where the greeting was from as I have them for years. It was great to get some of them used as the card is pearlised and very hard to match to anything I have. I think it looks fab on this card.
I've had quite a busy day. Backwards and forwards from the kitchen to the workroom, cooking then cardmaking.
Today was ferret in the fridge day to use some excess veg. I found carrots, courgettes, celery, cherry tomatoes and some brocolli to which I added onion, garlic and chilli flakes. Simmered all of that together with some passata and stock and then pureed it before adding a couple of cans of Heinz Five Beans to make Chilli Bean Soup. I shouldn't say it myself but it is absolutely gorgeous. I did go a bit mad with the chilli flakes so added a little creme fraiche to cool it down a bit.
I also made some muffins which I have probably only ever made once before but they seem to have gone down well with the hungry hordes.
Miss Doodle will be here tomorrow. I haven't seen her for four days as she has been having a busy weekend at home. I've missed her so much and am so ready for some kisses and cuddles.......if she is in the mood.
Right-io.......back to the cardmaking for a couple of hours.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sheila-x-