Monday, 27 August 2012


Nothing creative to share today but I said I would show a few pics of our new kitchen and now that I can upload them, here they are.
The BEFORE shot...  

The kitchen we inherited when we moved in.  Pretty old and falling apart (none of the doors closed properly and I hated the floor and wall tiles!) BUT at least it was clean and tidy.  I painted the walls before any work started, one because originally it was bright, bright yellow and two to hopefully save a bit of time when the new kitchen was fitted..

We thought we'd be OK on the electrics front, just a few sockets to be moved but once the kitchen was out, we found wires coming out of everywhere and these all had to be taken sorted.  We needed a few more sockets added and a new lighting fitted so this took a while and slowed things down bit.


I wanted a painted wood finish in cream and this one suited perfectly.  
I just LOVE the whole thing, especially my new range cooker. 

My sewing machine got some use too when I made the Roman blind for the kitchen window in material to match wallpaper I am using on one wall in the dining room which opens out from the kitchen so it all ties in together.

Catch up with you soon, thanks for popping in to see me.

Friday, 24 August 2012


I was asked to make up a card for a Christening so here is what I came up with....

It was only after I had finished it did she mention that she is the godmother.  I could not adjust the front of the card without ruining it so I just made mention on the inside instead.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Hi All

Finally got my dongle through the other day and after a bit of fiddling about we have got it working and I can now upload some photos.  A bit slow but at least I can do it now.

I am off to London tomorrow for my niece's wedding at the weekend and I wanted to share with you a few of the last bits I have done to take with me.

All the menu's and name cards are done but there are several little ones coming who obviously don't need a menu with their name on it.  My sister has got a load of bags which we're going to fill with little gifts for each child (little colouring books, crayons, juice drink etc) and I decided to make up a little tag for each bag with their names on it.  There are seven in total....

I used the label die from PTI and the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge to make all the little animals.  Some googlie eyes and a bit of glitter really brought them to life.  All ready to be tied to the bags.

My niece wanted to use purple as her colour theme and luckily I had some left over ribbon and card stock from the wedding I did last year who also used purple so I did not have to buy too much more to make up all her invitations.

Here is the table plan now that its all completed.  Butterflies are the other major element of the scheme and each table is named after one...

I used a Spellbinder die for the two butterflies on the top of the plan and mounted each on to a piece of purple vellum using a solid die to match.  The dies are from a collection called Papillions.

I bought the pearl and diamond broaches from a local jewellery makers outlet and used one on the table plan and one on the wedding post box.  These are soooo gorgeous I am going to have to ask for them back once the wedding is over!

Well thats its for now.  As I will be away for a week, I will be scheduling the next few posts until I get back.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend everyone in the UK.  Here's hoping that we'll get to see some sun for a change!  It has rained every day in Wales for the last 3 weeks (one and off). I am almost transparent I am so pale!

Thursday, 16 August 2012


Its been a while since I last posted I know.  We are have having terrible problems with our internet connection (its virtually non existent where we live now, the down side of living in the sticks I suppose) and although I can get online, its soooo slow, I am struggling to get pictures uploaded.  We are waiting for a new dongle to arrive (today I hope!) which promises to be better than we have at present so fingers crossed, things will speed up a bit and I can get back to normal.

We've finally got our kitchen fitted and I have my office back (almost).  It was full of boxes and furniture for the fitters to be able to get all the new kitchen bits in.  I'll be back soon with some new posts so please keep checking back.

Hope you all having a great day.

take care