Sunday, 22 March 2009

My Mothers day card

This is the card I have made for my Mum for Mothers day
It was a double folded front card, I trimmed the left side diagonally.
The middle Butterfly is on a acetate strip so it wafts freely.
The flower is a version of a nestabilities origami flower. Instructions Here, but I altered it slightly & used a scalloped punch. I also chose 2 papers & glues them together rather than using double sided paper. The butterfly's are cut & embossed with cuttlebug die/ folder, the same with the leaves. The stalk is velvet ric rac ribon & the bookplate Sizzix. The mum is a script sizzlits die.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Made a card

Yes, don't all faint, i actually finished a card. As usual, last min, Ste is out tonight at a silver wedding anniversary do & needed a card. Took me ages to decide on the design , Kept changing my mind/ finding things I could use. I may add a peel off/ rub on saying silver anniversary/ wedding anniversary on the front, but don't have one to hand, although its not major if i don't. I have a stamp, but its a large font, so not suitable.
I used DCWV metallic stack for the silver, Layered with Papermania vellum/ brads. The centre square is a cuttlebug die & the 25 is a script sizzlits die.
I ended up buying some silver peel offs & added Happy Silver to the top, & Wedding Anniversary to the bottom, both on the vellum, but between the brads top & bottom. I didn't take another pic as put them on then my son took the card.

Monday, 2 March 2009

My Eldest is 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat was my eldest son ( Ste)'s 18th Birthday. He had a Do!!, & it was a great night out. I don't like the way that webshots does the slide show, it crops the pics funny so they look worse than they are. Its probably better to double click through to see them all. My other 2 lads ( both in black Jackets & shirts) wern't druk, it was just bad pics.

Ste’s 18th Do!!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Now the 2nd & 3rd pics in the same folder.

Ok, following on from my 4th pic from the 4th folder decided to also share pics 2 & 3. Jazmine in her cute upside diwn pose & a Don't take my pic or I will stick my tonge out one :lol:

4th photo in the 4th folder.

Well I have been awol with the blog for quite a while, but ended up browsing a friends blog ( Hazel) & there is a thing where you go to your computer & blog the 4th picture in the 4th album on your Pc, so decided I might as well join in to :)
It was when i had bought my new camera, so one of the very 1st pics I took with it. It is of Jazmine, my older cat.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Brendan is 12.

Yesterday was my youngests Birthday.I got him a Panasonic Lumix Camera as he loves taking Pics.
Here are a couple of Pics with his cake.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Daniel's helicopter trip

Daniel Had a fantastic time. He went from Barton Airfield, Manchester, Flying over Blackburn Rovers football grounds, Liverpool ( Anfield), Burnley (Turf moor) & Accrington Stanley. The weather was gorgeous. many thanks to Flight academy & The local radio station 107 the bee, without either Daniel would not of Won this trip of a Lifetime. many Thanks.
We finished the day off by going out for a meal at Chinese Buffet city.
The rest of the pics are on

Dan’s helicopter flight
Dan also took some high definition footage of the flight, but not sure how to get some online, as well as basic video from my camera ( can put the vid from mine on you tube sometime).

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

What a lovely weekend!

What a Lovely weekend we have had. Both in weather, but also being able to get out, shame it wasn't more like this in the summer holidays. On Sat My eldest & youngest went to see Blackburn rovers play, they really enjoyed it. Dan went fishing agin, I even sat next to him for a while before collecting the other 2.
Sunday youngest went to his dad's, The rest of us went to a lovely reservoir, even though we struggled to find it ( we had even bought a days fishing pass for Dan, so not as though we could of gone another day ), Plus we were met by my Dad.
Here are some of the Pics.

Jumbles resevoir Sept 2008

Thursday, 28 August 2008


Bokah- To Blur. This months Photo Comp on UKS. to take a photo with the main subject in focus, but background out of focus.
P.S Click for Full Sized image.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Dan's drawing

I was very impressed at this drawing that my Dan ( 15) drew, so thought I wold share it.

My Mum.

My Mum is a racing Marshall, but I managed to get a photo of her in a racing car. I didn't take the photo, its on Anglesey circuit, so can't take the credit for it. But have had a play with Adobe Elements 6, changed it to a B/W pic but have put the car & driver & mum in full original colour.

New Car

As some of you may know I had a car accident on 18th July. I stopped at a mini roundabout & the micra behind me didn't. Although my car didn't look to be damaged that much it was a financial write off. The micra was in a real mess, so you can see how hard he hit us :( Yesterday I collected my new car, so have been busy car hunting. Luckily I had a replacement hire vehicle so was still mobile. We are OKish, nothing major, but both myself & Dan suffered from some whiplash injuries.
Anyway, This is our new car :)
If you double click the pic below it will take you to the full sized pics.

New Largo

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Going Digital

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Last weekend & for part of the week I had Internet problems ( My Cable Modem broke), so was without my Internet for a few days. I decided to tidy up the PC ( Couldn't really see the desktop for files), Defrag. Etc & came across a basic digital scrapbook programme, so had a Play. I bought Adobe Elements 6 a few weeks ago, so had a Play around in that. Its all a learning curve. But for those who Know me, know I do Love my stash, but sometimes don't get round to actually doing things with it. I will never give up paper, but this is just another avenue of creativity for me. I don'[t need to get photo's printed at the right size, all supplies are in 1 place, & easy to find ( well i hope as i build up my collection I will be able to :lol: ). We had a lovely day out at Goole ( over Hull way) the other weekend. It was a RC Helicopter flying event, so all fancy 3d ( upside down) Flying.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Haven's got Talent

Here are my Lads doing their Winning act :)

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Been On Holiday

OK, another slip in updating this, I really must update more.
But we have been on Holiday to Presthaven. a Haven holiday site in Prestatyn North Wales. We had a lovely time away & really didn't want to come home.
I have uploaded a load of Photo's On my Webshots photo album page. The Lads even won the Talent Competition.

Presthaven Easter 2008

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Me & Tim.

Well Anybody who is a crafter knows who this guy is. its the one & Only Tim Holtz :)
Just got back from a demo by him, so am very tired. I want to craft, but am not to it yet. Met a few other Crafty friends to, & met somebody else from UKS as well. Sadly I didn't see as much as i had hoped, my body was complaining loudly about having to stand up, it was only a small table & people seemed to stay in their place, even though I am tall, I still was struggling to see some of it. it did however pass to quickly & if i could of seen more & able to sit down, would of loved for it to last longer. I did do 2 tags as make & takes as well. one with Alcohol inks, the other with Distress inkpads. I already own most of the colours of the distress ones & Do Love Tim's Style. I also have the alcohol inks, but don't really use them, I must remedy that :). The rest of the photo's are on here.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008


Yesterday I covered & decorated a Notebook. it started out as a cheap shopping list notepad. The back is also covered in the same flower paper as the top & bottom of the front cover.

Football - Sunday 10th Feb

Some of you will know my youngest plays for the local team. They had a match on Sunday. They won again. Brendan wasn't on the pitch for the ful game, but was on the subs, he did play for a while & I took a couple of Pics of him in action :)

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Chinese new year

On Saturday we went to a Chinese new year celebration at King Georges hall. ( Shall Add some pics ). It was a busy day as after that we went to Circus workshop as usual.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Loving crafting again

I am now crafting so much more, & Loving it :)
Monday I went round to somebody's & we had a crafty session. I have now finished my Stamped Box. Monday Night was the monthly Stamping Mad meet, we made our own lacquer & stamped & embossed onto acetate, made a lovely daffodil card.
Tuesday I went over to my parents house, so no crafting, but still glad to see my Mum & Dad :)
Wednesday, I went over to somebodys again, started doing some more of my ATC's & made some more blanks. Last night IO sat & cut some more out, I even took scissors, glue stick, nice papers & corner punch to bed with me & made some more nice atc blanks ready to decorate. I have decided I love the Papermania 12 x 12 colossal paper pack. It's the Nostalgia warm set.
Today I have stamped more backs of the Atc blanks & made more blanks. I want to0 make another set of 4 & do some coordinated embellishments before I go out later. I am out at Hyndburn Crafters this afternoon to :)
I will add some photo's after.
Ooh, Postie has just been, another 54 rolls of gorgeous ribbon, I am in heaven :)

Monday, 4 February 2008

Snow - Sunday 4th Feb

It started to snow on Sat night, so when we woke on Sunday it was full of the white stuff :). Took a few pics of the lads having fun in the back garden. ( will add them soon).

Friday, 1 February 2008

Been crafting again

On Wednesday I went round to Somebody's for a crafty session. it was so nice to sit & craft together again. I have started doing some stamped & mica painted box's. I haven't finished them yet, so will post a piccy when I have :).
Yesterday it was craft group. We made some Atc's. Again a enjoyable time, why is it time goes so fast when you are having fun :) I have added them to a ATC album on my crafty webshots website ( link on the right). The wings on the Butterfly Atc are 3d & glittered, but have flattened during the scan. There is also glitter on the border of the cat ones, also on the little butterfly corner.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Chinese state Circus

Tonight Myself & my Boy's went to see The Chines state Circus.
We all had a lovely time out, even treated ourselves to white chocolate magnums during the interval & flavoured chips on the way home, So Much for the diet, well Sometime I just don't care & want to enjoy things..
I didn't take my camera as normally thought it wouldn't be allowed with it being in a full theatre. I have had the same problem with proper circus's, so tonight others were taking photo's. I had taken my phone, but unfortunately I don't yet have a large memory card in it ( am due to get one this/next week), so also only had it set on 2 meg quality.
Here are 2 that turned out ok though ( most didn't)

Sunday, 13 January 2008

I was Slim Once

I was going through a old photo Album & came across this Photo. Admitedly it was quite a few years ago, but it shows i was slim once :lol:. I have joined a online tracker for foor, so its time to shift the weight again. i did lose 17lbs last year, but put some of it back on, not its time to go for it again.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Rishton Lights

Here is just a very short video clip of the lights where i live. It starts at my house, I don't have as much as some of the others to be honest, but can't put them up the same due to my health.
There is a collection bucket for the local cancer hospice to. I just love the look on the littlies face's when their parents bring them round, they just light up :)

Monday, 22 October 2007

Art Car video.

I shall add the video later as tried before but it took to long to buffer. May not be right, but here it is again, only just uploaded it on Youtube, so it may not be ready yet.

Blackpool Art cars

Last Night we went to a Art Car display at Blackpool. we all had a Fab. time & it was so good to get out & have Fun :). The fire display was fantastic to :)

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Musical Fireworks Championship

Last night we went to Southport for the Fireworks championship Competition. We had a great time, I Love family times out & about. We started off with a chippy tea & were lucky to be able to sit at a little table all together. Took loads of Photo's to, Plus some video clips.