Monday, 29 December 2008

Hi Me, as I'm the only person reading this I might as well address myself!!

Ramblings of an ex 16

Christmas is over,
New Years on its way
I'm going on a diet,
every year thats what I say!

I'm feeling fat and bloated
and I look quite lardy now!
so I'm gonna lose the flab this time
But will someone tell me HOW????

I won't buy any goodies
just buy some seeds, and peck em
and then with time and effort
I'll look just like 'sticky' Beckham!!

so in conclusion to my woes
I'm going to be sooooo good
but first I'll have some ice cream
and finish of the pud!

this brill reply to my silly poem is from Starcyl.... I love it

You're feeling fat and bloated
That's really not surprising
You really shouldn't start eating
Just because the sun is rising

The secret to your quest
Is really very easy
Just eat something that's gone 'off'
You'll soon be feeling queasy

I've been there and I've tried it
Oh so many times
Less eating I can manage
It's just too many wines!

well done!!!!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

This is a card/book I made for Liam ( the lad I work with!!) his mum and dad commissioned it, I had no idea what to do for an 18 year old lad, what do they like? whats kewl? I came up with this circular 'book' cos he obviously likes cars, and is footy mad, can't say I was terribly pleased with it but its all I could come up with at the time!!!

A couple more pics of the card I made for Agnes, I made one very similar for Dorothy the other week but forgot to take any pics... DOH!!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

this dodgy pyramage? card was one of my first attempts to do anyting that didnt involve PEEL OFFS.... arghhhhh!! Dorothy liked it anyway... bless!

Helly is my stepdaughter and she lurves bags so this was my attempt at a handbag card! tried to be a clever dick and made it sort of 'upside down' so she had to prop it up on the shelf... oh well you can't win em all!!

This Lily word book was a real departure from the peel off cards, and a very intensive project, can't remember who this one was for now?? was it Angie or Fiona?? getting old sucks!! ha ha, I've just read the post further down and answered my own question... it was for Angie... arghhh I don't wanna get old!!

I spent a VERY lot of time on this Mr Subaru card cos I've tried to be a clever dick again and do 2 apertures... gawd being a clever dick is hard work for me, I wish it came naturally!!! well to be fair I DID do it so I was quiet pleased with myself, pity he never got it!! another one still sitting in my handbag otherwise known as the TARDIS!!
Just trying to fill up my blog now so heres a few bits and bobs I did ages ago..... this Mr subaru card (all done on cricut, I think this is the same principle Tracy used for her cards recently!! ) is for John who fixed Russ's Subaru (the one I did the brown invites for)
LILY was my first proper word book for one of Angie's neices!
The black handbag card was for Helly my step daughter, I did muck it up by doing it sort of upside down so she had to 'prop it up' on the mantlepiece!! and the dodgy kitten card which made my eyes go all boggly, was for the lovely lady ( Dorothy ) who helped me make my wedding dress!! well thats all for now cos I'm going to work in a while, hope its a bit more interesting than it was!! No, not work.. this blog!! it made sense when I wrote it, but not when I read it..... confused? me too :)

And this 'little' number is my car!! the blokes at work think its to big for me... Ha, what do they know the bunch of pansies!! I'm just as scary in a punto believe me! most of them wouldnt get in a car with me anyway cos I scare the living daylights out of them!! LIFE IS GOOD!!!

This is in the wrong place, its the inside pic of Agnes's birthday card!! I'll move it one day when I've figured out HOW!!

You guessed, ONE of these is me!! well, I'm old so there's your first clue, I'm NOT the gorgeous blonde... so, thanks to Lloreal I'm the brunette!! the young totty is my beautiful daughter Lou, I can't produce very good cards but when it comes to daughters... WOW!! she's a fantastic kid and I'm so proud of her it hurts!! the goodlooking blonde is my bestest friend Theresa, I told her NOT to outdo me on my wedding day, but did she listen.. NOOOOOO she can't help being gorgeous I suppose, good thing I love her!!

this sympathy card for my scatty neighbour Carol was for when her grandsons wife of 3 weeks suddenly died, she was in her 20's poor little sod!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

I'm just checking out how this looks this morning, I realise the whole thing is back to front and not in the order of how I made stuff or anything but don't suppose it matters to much, I also realise I really do like order, but am unable to acheive it in my daily life... I think a tidy and organised house and then I wake up!! I'm going to change my background again so must stop changing the colours of the fonts to match the background cos its very time consuming and then I don't like it so I'll stick to black and hopefully save myself a lot of time!! well off to work now while I've still got a job!!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Dresser layout

I had to take a pic of the dresser in the hall when we had our windows done recently cos it took so long to put all the stuff on it I didnt want to forget where it all went when I'd washed it all and dusted the dresser!! :)


I did this book ages ago and was very pleased with it but won't bore you with all the pages again!! its on my album on Scrappers!

Another Book

I enjoyed making this book and was quite pleased with the finished article, took a fortnight to make and 3 months to get a tenner for my trouble!! didnt mind the wait so much it was having to ask if he was going to pay me that ticked me off, I wasnt going to bother but DD said don't let him get away with it, thats what he wants!! as usual she was right!

Jo & James

I did all Jo's wedding invites earlier this year and thought I'd do them a little card when they actually got married, I think I saw this on Tracy's blog or on Scrappers and had a bash at making it, I put some lovely sparkly net in the aperture but the pics don't show it very well, they liked it anyway!! I get a lot of inspiration from Tracy, her blog is one of my favourites, there are a few VERY talented ladies on Scrappers, CB, Tracy, Gwyneth to name a few! check out their blogs on my site somewhere!!

Jo & James

Angie's 40th

I seem to have got stuck in a rut here, this blue number had to be done quick so I did another one like Dorothy's (the next card) but used really nice denim blue embossed card, I didnt put so much into the flowers on the inside but did a round aperture cutout on Arnie with her name in to personalise it instead.... this was for a fella I work with!! No.... don't be silly HE'S not Angie, Angie is his wifes friend... I know you was thinking it, I would have :)


Dorothy 'Sister' card

This card was for a friend called Dorothy who wanted a special card to her sister, she wanted to tell her sister how much she loved her and to thank her for looking after their mum before she died, I did compose some nice words (which even I was pleased with!!!) and apparantly they both cried when she gave her sister the card, I seem to make a lot of people cry with my 'creations' hope thats a GOOD sign!! anyway, I liked this card, the colours were her sisters favourites and I made the inside of the card as special as the front, the gold flowers were all cut on Arnie, my wonderful little friend!!

Dorothy 'Sister' card

these were the words I put into each of the small cards, I think the last one said something like,
There is no better freind than a Sister
and there is no better Sister than You!!
can't remember who's quote that is but the rest is all mine!
I wanted to tell you how much I love you and how proud I am of you, you took on all the responsibility of caring for Mum, sorting out her affairs, and organising her funeral even though you have been through so much yourself! Thank you for being so strong for us and for all that you do, but most of for just being You!
Thank you Frances

So glad that you are my sister
I’m so proud of the woman you are
So grateful for all that you did for our mum
Thank you, my sister, my star!
Even though we’re so many miles far apart
Remember that always, you’re here in my heart
I hope she wouldnt mind me putting them on my blog!!

Claires 21st Birthday Book

This book was a labour of love, it was jinxed from the start and after many hours of everything going wrong I very nearly binned it and started again, I didn't however have time to do that so had to make the best of a bad job, again I was given lots of pictures and very little else so I just did my best and hoped it would be ok, apparantly Claire calls it her 'cry book' cos every time she looks at it she cry's..... is that good?? I suppose it means she likes it and it brings back lots of memories for her, I hope so! I tried to post the pics on in some sort of order so that it makes some sense, AND FAILED!! its all back to front but I'm sure if youre interested enough you'll figure it out :) oh and just so you know, Claire's nickname is MONKIE, so thats why thats there, and the back cover (1st picture in part 3) is a really funky photo of her in deep purple colours so I cut a wierd silver frame on Arnie (my cricut) and put it over the pic to form the back page!! I thought it looked quite good for an old fart... thats me of course, not Claire!!

Claires 21st book part 4

Claires 21st book part 3

Claires 21st book part 2

Claires 21st book part 1

Chris and Lisa's Books

I did these two books for Chris and Lisa (who were both 21 recently, within a week of each other), for Martin (Chris's dad) he just gave me a load of photo's and a few scraps of info like: Chris is an avid Northampton Saints supporter, so thats what I used to theme the whole book on, especially all the colours Green, Black and Yellow!! anyway, apparantly Chris was over the moon with it,
Lisa had no special interests I could incorporate, so I just did it in her fav colours and very girlie la la... she was also very pleased with hers!! Martin was SOOOOOO pleased with both of them he paid me an extra fiver over and above what I'd charged him EACH.... I was very happy but mainly cos they'd all liked them so much!! its a fantastic feeling knowing someone thinks what you have produced is ok!!
The first picture below is the birthday card for Chris, the aperture hopefully looked Rugby ball shaped!!!

Chris's 21st Birthday Book

I did this card for Chris as part of the package and am very pleased with it, I hope he likes it too!!

I was very pleased to find this paper in my huge stash mountain, makes buying all this stuff worthwhile, so in effect its probably cost ME £85 to make this book... ho hum!!

I really enjoyed making this book for Chris, as its for a fella I probably realised its probably gonna end up in the bin so didnt get to stressed about it and it turned out reasonably well!!

Chris's 21st Birthday Book

I probably shouldn't have written the captions in but I'm still learning and Martin didnt say he minded so hopefully he didn't!!

I was dreading doing a book for a lad but I'm amazed at how much I like this book its so clean looking without all the bling and sh*t I normally pile on!!

aren't they a lovely couple!!

I've just remembered how to leave a note about stuff like this, I MIGHT get the hang of this blog malarky one day.... yeah right,

I really loved this pic of Lisa with her baby brother, wish I'd remembered his name when I was doing the book!!

this is the front cover of the book, all in all I'm fairly pleased with it and it was much easier to do than my usual paper folded books and probably longer lasting too!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008