Thursday, 30 December 2010


Welcome to 2011 to all that view my post...

2011 will be a good year for me and mine and you and yours!

wishing you all the best


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

birthday card.... at last no more christmas!

Well as you can guess i'm over christmas! i'm so happy its all over, i cant wait to get my house back to normality!! so I have spent a bit of time today and made this card it has mum on it, but don't think i will use it for my mums birthday! but i can always change what it on it!
The paisley print paper is from k and co, its called pink and green paisley, the scalloped circle is cut from a sheet of Kelly Panacci called Floral Crochet - pink. The stamped image is from stamps happen inc and called collecting sea shells. My mum is in the process (and has been for the last 5+ years) of doing the cross stitch of the image for me! I have coloured the image with pro markers.

The flowers have been made using my spellbinders small scalloped circles (the smallest one in the pack), i cut 5 of each from pink mulberry paper scrunched them up, stuck a brad through them over the brad i did stick a half perl, to hide the metal, you can just see one in the deep pink flower, scrunched them a bit more and then voila!

I have entered this into;

Crafts and Me Challenge - anything goes
Whimsie Doodles - A Change of Pace
CES Challenge - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best - anything goes

So what do you think?!?
Thanks for looking, if you have time please feel free to leave a comment! I love to hear what you have to say about my creations!


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

WOW that made my day! I won Challenge 73 at Incy Wincy!

Well as the title said, something good has happened to me today! Not only is it my three year wedding anniversary, but I found out that i won 1st prize at incy wincy designs on challenge 73! i'm so happy!! its cheered me up so much (my husband is ill with a throat infection, and i think my eldest is getting it too!)!
cant wait to get my prize and start playing!!!

I know i have but the badge on my side bar, but i wanted to put it here as well, as i'm so proud of myself!

Well once i get my digis, i will let you all see what i create! Im getting so excited about my first PTD post in jan! how exciting! its all coming together at once at the moment, just hope this means 2011 is going to be a good year!
Well I best get on, Mark is back in bed and were meant to be popping out!l I'm sure Nancy wont be too far behind with the throat infection it!

Oh the joys of having a young family!!!

Take care all and will see you soon!!!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Church flowers 23/12/2010

Hey everyone, well i'm sat here trying to get my printer to connect with the laptop and having very little luck, i will take the mac any day over a pc! so i thought a post would be a good way to pass the time.

Back in October, we had our youngest daughter Nancy May
christened at the local church. One of her godparents asked if we could do some flowers for the church for the day to make it feel a bit more special (While at school we needed to do work experience, i did mine in a l
ocal florist shop, throughly enjoyed my self! i did at one point think that was the career path for me, but the butterfly within me won again! ), so we spent a cold afternoon there! The church was covered in flowers by t
he time we left. It was lovely as over the weekend i heard various comments on what my friend and i had produced, it was such fun, being crea
tive but not with paper!!!

A few weeks later my friend asked if i would be interested in helping with the Christmas flowers, I could think of nothing better than getting my hands on flowers again, and just being free to do what i wanted!

On the 23rd December, I was very honoured to be able to do the alter flowers! and here they are!

I couldn't believe it when i walked in and they gave me a choice of various areas to do, my friend said well i think Trina would like to do the alter flowers! I was very scared but at the same time I was so happy!

I used part of a christmas tree as the back of the flowers, as no one sees behind them there is no point in putting anything other than foliage there, i used some mistletoe, leatherleaf and ivy for foliage, as well as some other greenary that was there! yellow spider chrysanthemum, white and yellow double chrysanthemum white freesias, yellow roses, white and yellow carnation
s and some gyp to fill in the gaps!

It was a lovely afternoon, here is one last picture, its a close up of the roses we used! they looked so stunning in the arrangements....

Well night night all

sweet dreams!

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas is over.... but 2011 is nearly here!

hey all, well i'm only here as the family are ill and have been in bed for about 3 hours! so i'm very bored! We have had a busy christmas, spent Christmas day with my parents, sister and her partner and my grandma. What a lovely day it was, we had a drink at the pub, went home and stuffed ourselves, had lots of presents (my little girls were spoilt rotten).

Today I had a lay in and we went to my husbands aunts and spent the day with his family, unfortunately Amelia didn't want to play with her cousin and decided to sleep (this is my little girl who hates going to bed, she asked to leave the table and go to sleep!). But never the less it has been a brilliant christmas!

We have nothing planned for the new year, as we have the two kids we cant go out, we have sent 3 new years at different places and this year i think we will be spending the night in, but i may have a few people over, not sure what i want to do yet! may go to bed early and wake up when its 2011!

if you saw my post a week or so ago you know that i have new years crafting resolutions! after looking at lou's blog (she is the other new member on the PTD design team!) she has given me an idea....

she has said that in the new year she is posting one a week with her christmas crunch sunday, this will feature one or more christmas cards for her stash for next christmas! As you can imagine this gave me the idea to do something similar!

I have said that I will make 5 christmas cards a month, so i will post on the 1st of each month as of february christmas cards I have made, each post will be titled....

christmas card countdown!

then every time i post it will have the countdown as to haw any have have done and how many to go! for example February should be 5/55 and March 10/55, and so on! that will give me 55 cards for next christmas, so occasionally there may be more than 5 but to me, 5 is the magic number! I cant wait to post on the 1st of February for the start of this, so i will see you there hopefully!

Well that is me over and out for today, may be back tomorrow, will have to see how the family are as to what we get up to!

night night!!!


Friday, 24 December 2010


Merry Christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

Will see you all between Christmas and New Year! Hope you and your families have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Ok so i couldn't resist!

Hello everyone, well i'm stuck in with the kids who are driving me up the wall, Mark is out at work and so i decided i would craft! just been sat there thinking what to do, i'm also so happy about being on a design team for 2011!! and i have been thinking of what to do for the 1st challenge! I cant wait!

So i have decided after looking around on the challenge blogs i have created this to be entered into Incy Wincy Designs, the challenge there this week is shape it! As i have been sat there colouring a boy with a guitar I thought it would be an idea to put him on a different shape card, so here we have it

Its the 1st shape card i have made in a very long time!

Well after today hubby has finished work till the new year! so unsure as to what time in going to get to craft now, we still haven't started the christmas shopping!

So what do you think??

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Oh my I have done it

Oh my Oh my Oh my....

well i know i said i wasn't going to post again till 2011 but i have just received some fantastic news! I have made it onto a DT!!! i'm still fluttering from reading the e-mail. Its 1am (UK time) and i'm not sure if i'm going to sleep, too much running round in my head now! Well i'm not going to give too much away but i cannot wait till 2011!!!!

sweet dreams all


Sunday, 19 December 2010

Will be Back in 2011

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and looking forward to christmas. We have had a bit of snow and are stuck in, i don't see the point in taking the kids out in this and its hard work being stuck in with them! So I have been thinking and have decided that I will be switching off from here till the new year. Knowing the Mark will be home between christmas and new year it will give us some time as a family!

We still have so much to do for Christmas, we haven't brought a single present yet! as I think my husband will be at home most of this week at home we will spend the next week shopping and wrapping. In any spare time I get I will be thinking of new creations for next year, I get the feeling that hubby will be having cancellations over the next few days.


Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Glittery New Year!


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

New Year Crafting Resolutions

Hello, well i have nothing to show today as had a lazy day. Amelia has now broken up from school and so crafting time will be becoming shorter! I was thinking today about new year resolutions, i came to the conclusion that when ever i try and set a 'normal' resolution i never stick to it, so i'm going to set some crafting ones for my self, I have this post and it will remind me to keep them, so here we go;

1) Get onto a DT!! (more than one if possible)
2) get lots of followers and have some blog candy when i hit 50 followers!!! (please recommend my blog to friends i would love to give some stuff away!)
3) make at minimum 5 christmas cards per month so i don't have the last minuet rush!
4) enter at least one challenge a week (other than when i'm on holiday as lack of internet!)
5) Let Amelia get more involved, she try's so hard but looses interest so quick, so encourage her more!
6) make sure all birthday cards are made in advance, addressed and ready to post!

So do any of you have any resolutions you would like to share?

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Deer Christmas

Hello again! well here we have the cards I have made for my little girls to give to their grandparents this christmas, i have entered the top one into the following challenges

Creative Card Crew Challenge - theme being anything!
all sorts challenge - Last Minute Christmas Projects
Iris' Spot - Holiday/winter
One Stitch at A Time - Anything Goes

I was thinking about a few other challenges but i stll have a few to make, so i think maybe some other card my suit the challenge more, we will see what i come up with tonight!

The image is from wink wink ink, I brought a couple of digis from there last night! you get each image in three formats! i could have spent a fortune last night, some of them are
so beautiful! You cant see it very well but i have put stickles over the star paper to make it glittery.
Unfortunately I cant tell you what the papers are as i have a nasty habit of chopping the bottoms off and throwing them when i but them, so if anyone has a clue as to what they are, please feel free to let me know. i know the purple one is a few years old!

As normal, coloured with my faithful pro-markers!

Thanks for looking.

Please feel free to leave me any comments, i love to hear what you have to say!


Poppy's 1st Christmas

Hello! This is a card i have done for a friends little girl who has her 1st christmas this year! The image is from Mo Manning (digital pencil too) and called kai in the snow, such a lovely image, i have used it quite a bit this year as a number of people have had babies!

Since the 1st comment on here and my reply i have entered it into

Mo's digital challenge - winter wonderland

The image has been coloured with pro-markers and layered on pink card, i cut all the shapes with my nestabilities! The punch i have used is a Martha Stewart christmas one i brought a few weeks ago! The pink card stock is bazzill and the snowflakes are small charms i brought at a show years ago!

I hope you like it,
please feel free to leave any comments, I love to see what you have to say!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Ornament entry! various challenges

Hello! Well i have had another crafty 20 mins and created this.
I have entered this into the following challenges this week

Incy wincy this week its to make decorations,
Paper Cupcakes as the challenge is christmas ornament
Bee Crafty - Winter themed card/craft item (not a christmas card)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge -anything but a card

Also on CADC there is a thing on about decorations too. I have also added it to

As it was very hard to photograph while holding, so Ii have put it on my tree!
Oh how i feel festive for that one!

This is my entry!
I have used the stampin up baubles set and alternated two of the stamps, folded them and stuck them together!

I also am in the process of finishing a card to match! will post that one later!

I love to hear what you all think, so if you have time please leave a comment!
Thanks for looking

This week Challenge Entry's

Hi everyone, as you can guess been busy with parties, crafting, parties and more crafting! managed to sit down and focus for all of 20 mins this morning and came up with this one! Im entering it into a few challenges this week, just to give it a go! I hope you like it!

I have entered it into
Kenny K's Challenge - Monochromatic!
One Stop Card Crafts - Sassy Christmas!
Papertake Weekly - Red and Green must not be seen!
A Spoon full of Sugar - Christmas Cards
Simon Says Stamp - red or green
Stamps R Us - holiday card
Digis with attitude - Anything goes - digital stamps
Incy Wincy Challenge 72 - use non traditional christmas colours in your christmas creation
Cupcake craft Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Baby, It's cold outside
Stamp Something - Anything Digi

let me know what you think... Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 9 December 2010

I Got A Job!!!!

hello everyone, as you can see by the title i have a job, well i will be on trial to start with but im hopeful!
I will be starting demonstrating as of the 11th feb 2011 and have another class booked for the 20th feb next year at the new craft shop in taplow! I cant wait, im so excited! So if any of you live close, why ot pop by??
If any of you out there are or have been demonstrators and have any advise it will be welcomed. I must say i know its a way off yet, but im pretty excited!
Mark has said I can practice on him! so i will have to show you all how it goes! im sure it will be fine, for a change i will be teaching him somethng rather than him teaching me!
Well if anyone wat to offer me any advise please post below.
thanks all

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

well... crafting time here i come!

hello, sorry i haven't posted for a while, been caught up in my own little world! had coughs and colds coming out of everyone, lots of events over the weekend, and orders to catch up on. Plus I haven't finished my 7 projects. i have had so much going on I have not been able to think.

Today was going well with housework ect till it came to lunch time, when i was cutting a roll i also stabbed the knife into my left hand. So no washing up for me for a few days. Hubby said it my excuse not to have to wash up! so i will now be using the time that i would have washed up to craft while I can! I still have all my christmas cards to do, and Amelia's!

On that note i best get on!


Friday, 3 December 2010

so chilly!

well, i'm so sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days it has been a bit busy! today was my daughters nativity and christmas bizarre and then carols on the green tonight! had a lovely time, just ache from slipping on the ice and frozen solid for being out in -4 selling some cards! Oh well, all for a good cause!

Will be making again tomorrow!

See you all


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Mixing Papers - Advise wanted and needed!

Hello everyone! well the title says it all. I have sat here the last couple of days looking at peoples beautiful cards and how they have mixed different papers! Why why why can I not seem to achieve the effect i'm looking for? can anyone help me?

Please! please help me! It looks like tomorrow may be a snow day here in the south east of england! so any advise will be tried tomorrow!!!


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