Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Living the dream update.

Happy to say all is well with family in Spain.  Settled in and living the dream. 

p.s. Unfortunately not me in the photograph but my beautiful grand-daughter.

...Fun in the sun.

Hubby and grand-daughter just enjoying the simple things in life.  Love you dearly.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Designer Series Paper

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Valentine card (of sorts!)

After much persuasion my husband relented and made me a Valentine Card.  What can I say. Bless!!
Not sure which is worse, the card or the photo.

Friday, 28 October 2011


Saturday, 1 October 2011

The long awaited day has finally arrived! The new catalogue launched today and it was worth the wait. Fabulous new stamp sets, punches, beautiful designer papers and the latest 'in colours' are just gorgeous. My order is in and I can't wait. I'm not long back from an eventful but enjoyable holiday so haven't got to play in a while. So, roll on my delivery, let play commence!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Two Step Bird Punch

What a great little punch this is. Like all SU punches it handles cardstock with ease and gives a great result. I have an electronic cutting machine but don't use it as often as I should considering the money spent on the machine itself and the cartridges! I prefer convenience and I get it with SU punches.

Baja Breeze is the cardstock ink and seam binding ribbon.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

This wasn't what they imagined!

  My brother and sister-in law arrived in Santander excited, relaxed and looking forward to their journey of around 700miles. As they won't get access to their new home just yet they are staying with another brother and sister-in-law meantime. 

Having stopped at a garage en route my brother went inside leaving my sister-in-law in the car. A man knocked on the window telling her to come, insisting there was something dangerous at the back of the car he wanted to show her. She got out, went to the rear with him where he proceeded to show her the "danger". Simultaneously a car appeared, he jumped in and it sped off.   I'm sure you can imagine what happened. Her handbag containing their passports, euros, bank cards, diary, her prescription medicine, spare car keys, their new address, everything gone.  An accomplice had taken her bag from inside the car while she was distracted.  The police were called but they say these guys are professionals and unlikely to be caught.  My brother phoned me immediately to stop their cards for them and I must say both Nationwide and RBS were fantastic.

What a terrible start to their life in Spain. I'm happy to say that they are both positive people and are refusing to let this spoil their plans. They are physically unhurt and everything is replaceable. This morning the latest I received from them is that they stopped overnight in a hotel being mentally exhausted and have now reached our brothers house. They are ok and doing their utmost to chill.

I'm quite sure that if this hasn't reached the UK it won't be too long before it does. So, please let everyone you know be aware of this scam.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Life's Journey

This morning I made a final visit to my brother and sister-in-laws before they begin a new chapter in their lives. They are heading for Spain where they will take up residence in their new place early September. Despite my best efforts a few tears were shed. I am both happy and excited for them but it will be strange them not being around.

The Spanish Script and Compass were printed from the internet. The stamps and fibres non SU.

Stampin' Up products used were :-

Bashful Blue and Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Ink
Circle Punch and Curly Label
Crystal Effects
Various Markers to colour images.

I hope they do live the dream!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

So Many Thanks

I needed a thank you card for a friend and this is the result.  As usual these days much to do and little time.  The main image is the So Many Thanks and the background the great Confetti set.  Love it, it's so useful and can be incorporated in many types of card.  It's a set of six containing  tiny leaves, hearts, flowers, dots, the letters used here and a pattern reminiscent of Jessie Tait and the fifties.  In my mind a great value set and as I said, useful. Check it out.