Thursday, 5 March 2009


i just have to share this wonderful news with everyone out there in blog land

if you pop over to CRAFTY COO you will find that the lovely Lorraine is holding a blog candy with a difference!! she will be adding a different item to her candy every day for the next two weeks! so as she she says the lucky winner will get no less than 14 items!!! she is also being very generous and letting everyone enter 14 times if they wish to do so

all you need to do to enter is:

The rules.....................................................
Easy really... simply leave a comment on any of the daily blog candy links & you will be counted.

all that is left to do is tell you what is up for grabs

First on the list is this Artisan jewellery making kit which contains beautiful glass beads... now these can be used for jewellery, but likewise can also be used on your cards or scrap pages...

also.... she has chosen to include a large heart squeeze punch by fiskars. Very easy to use & can be used for your scalloped edges & flowers as well as just being a heart....

i will update when she adds some more candy tomorrow

good luck to everybody that wishes to enter



i have just come on here to find out that Maureen over at Glittzy News has given me an award!! i don't know how all this award giving works though!!

she was given one and nominated 5 people so i am wondering if i have to do the the same!!

someone help me please!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


over at Sally's daze there is some blog candy available!!

all you have to do if you wish to take part is leave a comment on her blog, she is also letting people enter twice if the also become a follower of her blog too!! which i think is VERY generous of her

she is also letting people enter that do no have a blog, and all you have to do then is leave here a comment on her blog and give her your email address, so that she can contact you if you are the winner

the blog candy that is on offer is:

~ 2 fabulous sets of Stampin' Up! stamps, Yummy and Polka Dot Punches. Both are Sale-A-Bration stamps and no longer available!
~A pack of Making Memories page pebbles
~Bazzill Stitch'z granny stitches templates
~Riff Raff Designs chipboard tree
~Scenic Route chipboard embellishments
~Some lengths of Stampin' Up! 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
~7 Gypsies cardstock stickers

the closing date is, midnight (GMT) the 22nd March (which is Mother's Day here in the UK). she will be announcing the lucky winner the next day!!

good luck to everyone that wishes to enter

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

flower shaped card

here is a flower shaped card that i saw in an issue of LMC, and when i saw it i just knew i had to have a go at it as i'm going through a phase of where i would like to make cards that are not just square and rectangular!! so i will probably make loads more different shaped cards!!

i have slightly changed what i embellishments i used on the card to the one in the mag, but who cares as i still think it looks ok

items used are:

  • pink card blank from LMC
  • spotty paper from LMC
  • pink sequins from LMC
  • silver matting card from stash
  • love circle die cut embellishment from LMC

Blog Candy !!!

over at creations by copse you will find some blog candy that she is giving away

the blog candy as she says will be:

which will be a mixture of Papers, ribbons, gems, brads, beads and whatever takes my fancy from my stash.. I might also make a item of Jewellrey as well. why not post a link to the Blog candy on your blog as well....

Draw will take place on March 28th...

good luck to anyone that wishes to enter

Monday, 2 March 2009

home cooking

i have decided to start doing home cooking instead of eating loads of crap all the time. i have always though about eating good wholesome meals but i always seem to come up with an excuse for not doing it!! how long i will last at trying to cook and eat healthy i have no idea!! i'm going to try my best to stick at it though as i would like to try and lose some weight as well - then again i have been saying that for a long time too!! do you all see a pattern emerging here!!

i think my reason for thinking that i will now make an effort to lose weight other than for medical reasons, is i have got 4 beautiful children and don't really plan on having any more so i concentrate on losing weight and keeping it off without worrying about what being pregnant again would do to my body - especially as i have been told that i as i have had twins i am very likely to have another multiple pregnancy!! they even told me there is a high chance that i could have more than 2!!

i'd dread to think what having more than 2 babies would to do to me, as i put LOADS of weight on in that pregnancy as to be expected i suppose - but i'm not used to it as i had never really been when i was pregnant with my other two children. admittedly i was bigger with my second child than my first -kieron was the heaviest out of them all at 7lb 14oz - but even though he was that big i wasn't exactly massive. i prefered my first pregnancy as i didn't even look pregnant!! i remember somebody seeing a pic of me when i was 6 months gone and them saying you're never 6 months pregnant!! when i went into hospital to be induced a family member jokingly said i don't know why you are here as you're not really pregnant are you!! i bet i made loads of women jealous when they found out i was pregnant and didn't have a bump!!

there was a reason why though and that was because at around 20 weeks gestation Kayleigh stopped growing for no apparent reason. they montired her for as long as they safely could without her benefiting from the ntrients she was getting, but in the end they had to inmduce me as nothing was working and they said that it would be better for her to come out and see if she will get what she needs from milk. after she was born they still couldn't fathom out why she stopped growing as there was nothing medically wrong her and no signs to why it had happened. the trem for it is IUGR which stands for INTER UTERINE GROWTH RATE - and thanks to that i had to be monitred more than normal with my second pregnancy, and obviously with my third being twins you get monitresd more then anyway.

well that is enough of going on about that as i am supposed to be going about home cooking - or rather me trying tio attempt it!!

i made ommelette with tomato and cheese last night, nothing too difficult but i liked the sound of it and it didn't have too many ingredients in it - which is how i like it!! i also wanted it be simple as i don't want to throw myself in at the deep end!! it tasted delicious!! i wish i had taken a pic of it now, but i will show you what it looks like in the mag that the recipe was in and i will also give you the recipe incase any of you fancy trying your self.

ok no matter what i do the picture always ends up at the top of text!! it's too late and i can't be bothered to try and fathom out why i couldn't get it to go where i wanted it!!!!! i will hopefully have a go at cracking it tomorrow - so for now the pic of the ommelette that i made is the first thing that you will see.

this recipe is part of 10 fast meals for busy families and they are all less than £1.30 per person. this particular recipe only contains 5 ingredients which is a bonus i think!!

recipe is:

  • serves 1 (easily multiplied
  • ready in 10 minutes
  • 77p a portion
  • 266 kcals, 21g fat, 8g saturated fat a portion
ingredients needed are:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp grated cheese
  • 2 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 spring onion, sliced


  • break the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork.
  • heat a small frying pan on a medium heat, then add the butter. when the butter has melted and is starting to sizzle, pour in the beaten eggs. using a spatula, pull the cooked eggs from the outside of the pan into the middle, to allow the egg to cook evenly. once it is almost set, sprinkle the cheese, tomatoes and spring onion over the eggs.
  • fold one half of the ommelette over the other, using the spatula. (tilting the pan will help with this).

SERVE WITH a green salad.

bead card

i have finally finished the card i was making when i ran out of beads. i'm quite surprised how quick it was when i used the tacky glue that i bought a few days ago - before that i was using a glue gun. i had decided i was getting fed up with my glue gun as it always seems to go everywhere and make my work look a mess!! i saw the tacky glu on a craft demo recently and when i saw it in the shop when i was stocking up on my beads - i just had to get some!! i think it will be using as often as i can as it really speed the process up of adhering the beads to the card.

items used are:
  • cream glittered card from stash
  • white heart patterend textured paper from LMC
  • pearlescent pink coorugated card from LMC
  • 2 die cut strips used as 'ribbon' from LMC
  • a die cut butterfly from LMC
  • beads on each wing of the butterfly from stash
  • sequins with gems in the middle, both from LMC
  • beads from stash and LMC
the design for this card was in a issue of LMC, but i had run of the card that they had used, so used my own glittered cardstock. i don't it makes much difference as you can only see the inside and back of the card as obviously the rest is covered up!!

happy birthday card

well as promised here is a card that i made yesterday, i would have uploaded then but it was late when i finished it so only took the pic today!!

this card is made from the LMC kit from issue 22, and as usual the kit is FABULOUS!!!!

i think this a fab spring time card. i really love the colors!!

items used are:
  • blue card blank from LMC
  • purple criss cross patterned paper from LMC
  • lemon ribbon from LMC
  • happy birthday sentiment from LMC
  • die cut dragon fly from LMC
  • die cut flower pieces (that i made into decoupage) from LMC

been a bit quiet

i have been a bit quite for a while and not posted on my blog or done any crafting as i haven't been very well. i am now feeling a lot better and am trying to catch up with some crafting. i have got a few cards that i have made so i will upload the pics for you to see shortly.

hopefully i should be posting regularly again now that i am better, i'm not too sure on whether i will post pics of my makes this afternoon or evening as i said i'm trying to catch up - so VERY busy and knee deep in craft materials

hope everyone in blog land is well, and i will try to get some blog hopping done later this evening too if get chance!!