Saturday, 7 November 2009

Can't believe its been so long since I last posted,we have just come back from devon and had a lovely time,its also been my gorgeous little girls 1st birthday,so have been a busy bee....I shall blog hop in a mo and leave some comments now...take care everyone,hugs Andrea xxx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Morning everyone,hope you are all well?Its pretty dull here today but not cold so guess thats the main thing,have finally got round to uploading some more photos of the next scrapbook i made on my beautiful daughter Hope,in this one she is aged between 5-6 months,hope you like it?Anyway waiting for the postman to arrive with my new SU catalogue,can't wait to have a look.take care and see you all again soon.hugs Andrea xxx

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Here are some more pages from my latest scrapbook,hope you like them?Thanks for looking,Andrea xxx

Monday, 21 September 2009

Have managed to upload some more photos of Hope this is a scrapbook I made about her aged 4-5 months old.Have used a mixture of stash I had along with the bits in the QVC box.Hope you like it?Thanks for looking,love Andrea xxx

Friday, 18 September 2009

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the lovely weather today,well its nice here in Suffolk,the sun is shining and its lovely and warm,went for a walk this morning and took Hope to the park although she is a little small for the rides!!!Haven't managed to post half as much as I have wanted to recently,Hope is so demanding and I am lucky to have 5 minutes to myself,the only time I've got is when she goes to bed!!!I have just started a new scrapbook so will start to post some pages soon.I am now going to have a blog hop while my daughter bombs around in her walker!!!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Here is a card I made for my partners granddaughter,I used Forever friends papers and decoupaged some of it,Hope you like it?hugs Andrea xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Hi everyone,if you love "Stampin Up" goodies like me take a peek at Jules blog and see what she is offering us lucky people!!!Goto
info also here...."I am starting up a new Stampers 10 club with effect from 1st October when the BRAND NEW Stampin Up catalogue comes out!

This is how the club would work!

I need 10 ladies to join the club who commit to spending a minimum of £15 a month (plus P&P) for 10 months October - July.

Each month one of the 10 ladies will be classed as the "hostess" for that month and will receive freebies of the minimum of a Level 1 stamp set and £15 worth of goodies from the catalogue. Dont worry being hostess simply means you get freebies that month, it doesnt mean you have to let us all come round to your house!!!!!

You will receive a free Stampin Up catalogue at the start of the club and any further mini catalogues that might appear during the club run

Occasionally I will send out card kits and free stamp sets to some lucky winners

You physically dont have to do anything other than place a monthly order with me, pay for it and then wait for it to be delivered each month!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in or you would like more information, then please dont hesitate to get in touch."
So there you have it....I'm come on ladies or gents come to that and have a go!!!
love Andrea xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Haven't been around for ages,we've been on holiday and last time I tried to upload some photos they were all round the wrong way and I don't know how to change that on here?Any suggestions are more than welcome :o) PLEASE!!!
Have been away to Devon it was lovely but we picked the worst week to go when it rained on and off all week...but it was our first holiday together so that meant more than anything,we went to a place called Shaldon,nr Teighnmouth(excuse spelling if wrong),its only about 6 miles to Torquay,but we just had a fab time,exploring,chilling, was Hope's first time at swimming and she loved it.We decided to go back in October,I know the weather will be worse by then but we just loved the area soooooooooooooo much!!!
Have had other things going on in my life too,my oldest daughter has just left home to go live with her dad before going to Uni in September,its upset me alot as her dad hasn't been part of her life for 18 years,I feel like I've lost my baby and just hope one day our relationship will be back to the way it used to be...mother and daughter,till then I just have to grin and bare it.
Haven't had alot of time for crafting,have managed to finish another scrapbook but haven't taken photos sent,will try and do that soon,trouble is Hope is going through a clingy stage at the moment and I am all she wants...night and day!!
Anyway enough of me...hope you bloggers are all well,I hope to get round to looking at your blogs soon.
love and hugs
Andrea xxx
ps thanks for looking

Friday, 3 July 2009

I have half an hour to myself,a rarity nowadays!!!So I thought I would post 2 new pages of my mini scrapbook,this is on Hope aged 4-5 months old,I got the booklets with the QVC pack,there are so many pieces its hard to know what to use...but I am having fun looking through the box.Hope you like them,happy blogging,hugs Andrea xx

Friday, 26 June 2009

Latest photos of Hope in her new walker...think you can see by her face how much she loves it,hugs Andrea xxx

Another card I made for my daughters teacher when she left 6th form,hugs Andrea xx

I haven't been blogging or crafting for what seems like ages,now Hope is getting older she requires so much more attention and long gone are the days where she would sit on my lap quietly while I looked at peoples blogs and commented on all their lovely she grabs everything in sight and pulls the keyboard and mouse off the desk!!!Anyway I have finally finished the scrapbook based on her aged 3-4 months,she is 8 months old now so have alot of catching up to do!!!I hope to post the last few pages soon but heres one to be going on with.Happy crafting and thanks for looking,hugs Andrea x

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sorry I haven't been around for a while...just don't seem to have anytime to myself at the moment,so haven't made anymore cards or scrapbook pages....I shall do my best to make some more soon and post them,although I am blog hopping I haven't been leaving any comments apologies for that too.

I have posted a card my 13 year old daughter made for her best friend though,she used a "friends" stamp i had and used my retro flower punch,she added her friends name using letters she had from a QVC kit.Hope you like it,thanks for looking,hugs Andrea xxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Haven't been blogging for a while just been enjoying the weather and some special time with my girls :o) Have made a one more page for Hope's scrapbook,the time has gone so quick she is 7 months now and I am only on a scrapbook for her aged 3-4 alot of catching up to do!!!

Anyway thanks for looking,hugs Andrea x

Friday, 22 May 2009

Here is the third of the cards for my daughter,I made it using an image sent to me by fellow docrafter Hazel(snowyowl) and coloured using crayola pencils and blended with baby oil...have finished the final one but will post that later,thanks for looking,hugs Andrea xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Here is the first of the male cards for my daughters teachers as a "Thank you" for helping her during her schooling life,I really like the flippin men decoupage but not sure about the plainess off the cards?Anyway just added some corner stickers,coloured brown and some side stickers just to take away the plainess of the card.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Here is the first of the thank you cards I am making for my daughters teachers,this is the female one.Have started to make the male ones,nearly completed the Flippin men one,finally found the cards to hold the decoupage so will post that when done.Happy crafting everyone,hugs Andrea xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Made a card last night for my dad,its his birthday next Friday and he loves his gardening...funny really cause when we were kids he hated doing the garden I remember as I got around15-16 years old I used to mow the front lawn cause I hated it being overgrown!!!Yet now he is retired and they moved into a bungalow around 10 years back he has taken pride in his "new" garden and now grows his own veggies at the bottom of it and strawberries and tomatoes in his greenhouse(yummy).....I love their garden in the summer it looks so pretty :o) Anyway made the card from the QVC large cards pack and just added DAD in the Happy Birthday sign,there are some lovely cards in this pack.

Next job is to make my daughters teachers some "Thank you" cards,she leaves 6th Form on Friday and is off to Uni in September and there are some special teachers who she wants to thank for all their help and support during her high-school years,think it will be an emotional time for her because a couple of the teachers she is very close to,they have helped to develop her skills and contributed to the young woman she is baby is all grown up *sob*!!!!

Well thanks for looking and hope to be back tomorrow with another card! Hugs Andrea xxxx

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Well as promised here is the card I made last night,it was for a fellow docrafter who I was sending some images too,I hope she likes them just something plain and simple.I coloured the gorjuss girl with crayola pencils and blended with baby oil(Thanks pops for the cheap alternative!!).I got the stampin up stamps as a gift for subscribing to a craft magazine,first time I have used them,thought the "just for you" saying was ideal?Anyway thank you for looking and hope to have another card made very soon!!!!Hugs Andrea xxx

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Haven't been around much although I have been blog hopping and leaving messages for peoples fab cards...just haven't had time to make any,Hope seems to be demanding all of my time at the moment and come evening when she has gone to bed....I can't be bothered to craft cause I am so tired :o( But I have soooooooooo many b'days coming up in the next few months as well as Fathers Day next month so must try harder!!!! I did manage to make a small card this evening to send to a fellow will post that on here tomorrow.Anyway hope everyone out there is ok and I shall post again soon.Hugs Andrea xxx

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sorry I haven't been on here for a few days,it was my birthday on Sunday and because of the bank holiday we were here,there and everywhere!!!Anyway got some money so am cruising the shops looking for crafting goodies but can't make up my mind on what to buy?I'd like some new nesties,a scallop edged punch,some new stamps....oh decisions,decisions!!!Haven't been able to make any new cards or scrapbook pages as my darling Hope hasn't permitted me anytime to myself,have enjoyed browsing other peoples blogs though and have left a few comments.Anyway happy crafting to you all,hugs Andrea xxx

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Here is a card I made for a friend who is like a second mum to me although the backing papers look purple they are actually blue,I used nesties and a tilda image which was given to me by my buddy Hazel,Snowy Owl from the Docrafts site.I coloured the image using crayola pencils and baby oil to blend and promarkers.My friend loved the card btw,thanks for looking hugs Andrea xxx

Monday, 27 April 2009

As promised but a little late here are my 2 latest scrapbook pages of Hope,I'm glad there aren't many more pages to do as I am running out of ideas!!Wanted to do something different for a background so weaved some strips of paper together.For the red riding hood one I found some scrapbooking papers in a magazine,so used them.Have lots of birthdays coming up so really want to make some cards,guess I'll have to do them when Hope is bed at night!!!Thanks for looking,hugs Andrea xx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Where has this week gone?Have managed to make a couple more scrapbook pages but haven't had time to post them on here yet...maybe later!!!The weather has been gorgeous here this week and to top it all off my oh has just booked our holiday to Devon in something to look forward too.It will be Hope's 1st holiday :o) but my oldest daughter is staying here,so will miss her loads,at 18 she doesn't want to come so am leaving her to dog sit,plus she is staying with her grandparents for a few days.Anyway hope to be back on later with my new pages,hugs Andrea xxx

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Well only managed to make the card,the scrapbook page is nearly done but just needs to be put together and glued etc,so maybe post that tomorrow!!!The card I made for a work colleague of my oh who very kindly gave us some toys for Hope,just wanted to say thanks so hope they like it????(excuse the glue please...took photo before it dried!)
And last but not least had to post this adorable photo of Hope that my 13 year old daughter Jamie took of her sitting in her highchair....she thinks she is the bee's knee's sitting in there :o)
Thanks for looking,hugs Andrea xxx


Morning...what a gorgeous day the sun is shining,the oldest 2 girls have gone back to school,so its just me and Hope at home,I am hoping to complete another scrapbook page today and a "Thank you" card,so hopefully I shall be posting them on here later on tonight? Enjoy your day,wherever you are,hugs Andrea xx

Monday, 20 April 2009

Super Candy to be won!!!!!

Incase you didn't know Katharina is giving away not one but TWO Whiff of Joy summer kits by Elisabeth Bell as blog lush is that?So get over to her blog to enter,closing date May 1st,Good luck everyone,hugs Andrea xx

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Argh finally managed to get back online now Hope is sleeping peacefully,this is only the 2nd night in her cot,bless her...she looks so tiny :o)anyways here is the first card I made today it is for a friend who has just moved house got the download from got some fab stuff on that site,so please pop along and have a look!!!

I wanted to make a card using a new stamp I got today from,think he looks so cute and just had to have a play,I used watercolours to colour him in and a "birthday wishes" stamp from stampin up,bow,gems and flowers were from my own stash.This is something totally different for me...and I am liking it!!!

Next is a scrapbook page I made a few days ago,Hope is wearing a really pretty dress from M&S which my friend bought her when she was born,had just bought a flower punch from stampin up so thought I'd use that and add little gems to the centre of the patterned paper flowers,the butterfly I bought from ebay and the rest of the bits are from a QVC kit I got several months ago.Also used my bigshot to cut the corner shapes on the photo.

And finally I wanted to show you the card my 13 year old daughter,Jamie made today to say "Thank you" to her friends Grandma who took them out for the day yesterday,J used my "Flowers" stamp from Funky Kits and stamped it onto a nestie,she then coloured it with watercolour pencils,she then added 2 bows and a "Thank you" sticker.I thought she done a pretty good job?
Thanks for looking
Andrea xxx

Hi Everyone,hope you are all having a lovely weekend,its bright and sunny here in Suffolk although the wind is a little cool...have been crafting today but haven't had time to upload my photos to the will try and do that later on or tomorrow...Hope permitting!!!!Anyway enjoy the rest of your weekend,hugs Andrea xxxx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Here is the latest scrapbook page of my daughter Hope,loving the green colour and its also my other daughters fav colour,used papers from a QVC item I bought ,all chipboard letters and flowers were from the pack as well.Thank you for looking,hugs Andrea x

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Scrapbook page about my daughter Hope

Here is the 2nd scrapbook I have made to celebrate my daughters life,the 1st one I had made via a well known photographic centre but after that have made my own,although the 2nd one was just a small booklet that would hold 6x4 photos,this is the 1st 12x12 album I have made,I shall just pick my favourites to post on my blog.Thanks for looking hugs Andrea xxx

Here is a card I made for a dear friend of mine,Hazel I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her at a difficult time,I used
stampin up papers and "Thinking of you" stamp and the "Flowers" stamp from Funky kits,gems and ribbon from own stash.Hope it said it all?
Thanks for looking hugs Andrea x