Tuesday, 30 December 2008


sorry i have not writen on my blog for ages
made loads of christmas cards but were all on the same lines
so did not bother to post them
i hope you all had a great christmas
and here's to a great new year
will hopefully start crafting next week
and my new years resolution is to blog at least
once a week
happy crafting
lesley x


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

here is my first attempt at

in your pocket challenge on

hels blog

Saturday, 25 October 2008

back to reality

back from hols now

it was fantastic not been away for two week before

have been busy making samples for beckys wedding invites

had such a mental block

but have made six now will post them when she has made a decision

she is home for a week at the end on nov

just hope she will like one of them

have also still been making christmas cards

so here are a couple of new ones

Saturday, 23 August 2008


this is the first of my christmas tags

for the swop i am hosting on CSF

only 19 more to go


have been busy making little houses

for heidi swap

used dans design which is so cute

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

july tags

here are the tags i made for

the july tag swap


well i have been good

have made 20 christmas cards

here are a few of them

Friday, 11 July 2008

back from canada

have not been on for a while
got bogged down with life for a while
don't now why really as my life is good
any way we have just got back from a amazing holiday
in newfoundland
staying with friends who moved out there two years ago
what a beautiful place and so laid back
we were even lucky enough to see loads of whales
so am now going to knuckle down to some serious crafting
hugs lesley

Saturday, 17 May 2008

new tilda

have been playing with my new

tilda stamp

Friday, 9 May 2008

wedding planner

have been busy for a couple of days

making a wedding planner book

for DD becky

she is getting married aug next year

i used k&co paper as its my faverite

this is the first proper book i have made

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Autumns birthday card

my little crafting buddy Autumn is 9 on tuesday

this is the card i have made her

i have brought her a piggy bank that you paint yourself

going to her birthday bbq tomorrow which will be fun

i have been busy crafting this week doing a cross stitch

for my friends in canada

wont to finish it in time to take with us whwn we visit at the

end of june

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

birthday envelope

here is my envelope for the 'CSF' birthday envelope

was completly out of my comfort zone on this one

just the insert to do now

Sunday, 20 April 2008

guest for the weekend

not had much time for craft this weekend

as had a guest

his name is scooby and he made him self right at home

the only thing i made was a card for his dad

who's birthday is tomorrow

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

birthday envelope

this is my first attempt for the CSF birthday book

not sure if this is ok

all feed back appreciated x

Friday, 4 April 2008

hubby coaster book

have made a coaster book for me

it has my two faverite photos of mick from our

last two holiday.

in both he has a beer in his hand x

nearly tidy craft room

have spent a lot of time this week tidying my craft room
and this is as good as its going to get x

Monday, 31 March 2008

Brag book

have made a brag book for my friends mum today

my friends live in canada so put the photos on her flicker site

for me to print

the papers are k& co mckenna paper pad

i covered my coasters and inked the edges

then i cut out the froms

the embelishments are from the large box of k&co bits

i got from QVC

grants mum lives over here so just got to post it to her now

Thursday, 27 March 2008

i am still on my embroidery theme at the moment

so have used it in my design for my

tilda fat book swop on "csf"

Friday, 21 March 2008

march tag swop

here are my tags for the march swop on CSF"

have carried on with the emboidery

have been busy this week
emroidery has been my theme
as not been very well and could snuggle up on the sofa and do these.
the yellow one is for my mate jayne's bithday on sunday

Monday, 17 March 2008

had a great holiday

am back from holiday
so will have to start crafting again
what a shame
the pub i worked at has opened again but they are only holding
managers so are not taking on any staff
never mind more time to craft x

Thursday, 28 February 2008

my time to craft challenge

this is my first challenge
could not resist my new tilda stamp
also anna griffin butterfly
marianne cut and emboss stencil
and this is the result
thanks for looking
lesley x


this is the card i have made for my mum
i made the flower with one of the glitter girl
then matted and layerd it and then added chip
board letters
quite simple
but i hope she will like it

Saturday, 23 February 2008

thought this one would brighten up a dull day

stamped tag

had a play this afternoon
crumpled a tag , then inked over it in 3 colours
stamped in black anna griffin back ground stamp
stanped main image in stayzon onto greeseproof paper
and added to tag
have not tried any thing like this before
but am quite pleased for first attempt

Friday, 22 February 2008

engagement card

this is for an engagement the theme was black and red

had a complete mental block for days

so this is what i eventualy came up with so hope that they will like it

Monday, 11 February 2008


have been having fun today
my friends daughter AUTUMN came round to play
i had brought the k&co purses for her to make
great fun
here is onr we made

Monday, 4 February 2008

coaster box

have made my first coaster box today
used my crop-a-dile for the holes
it was great fun to make
lesley x

Thursday, 31 January 2008

windy day

what awfull weather
went for my yearly eye check looks ok
have to be careful as diabetic
have added two cards to share today
lesley x

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

computer poorly

not been on for a while the computer is poorly
been having a job to get on the internet some thing to do
with add ons
have to get on through the back door
will add some new craft thing soon x

Monday, 14 January 2008

lazy day

have had a lazy day today
doing my cross stitch
don't work on mondays at the moment
so have long weekends LOVELY
lesley x
have been busy this weekend
doing my pages for the four seasons swop
on the lotstodo forum
spring- i used paper printed from the free crafter companion cd
and decoupage that i have had for ages
summer- used free paper from magazine
autumn- used my tapastry stamps on this one
winter- my winter village stamp

am try to use what i have in stash
and save some pennies
as it looks like the pub i work in is going to close
and no body has a clue how long for

not a good start to the year
lesley x

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

jan tag swap

had a good day today
made my tags for the csf jan swop
used beer mats as the base covered them with paper
embossed round the edge with gold
(melted the carpet at this stage OPPS)
then added chip board message and
K &co flowers
i am quite pleased with them

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

have not been on for a few days
as not been well
have a new printer to play with
am going to try scaning in my crafty things
to see if they look better than uploading photos
some look ok but others only show parts
have been cross stitching while not well
trying to finish one that looks like my
retriver SAM he died 2 years ago
hubby said he will pay to have it framed for me
but still get upset

Thursday, 3 January 2008

horay finally got some crafting done
started with a couple of fat book pages
for the flower swop on csf
and then two projects from the k&co make and take
kit i got from qvc
it is great to have time to craft again

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

no crafting again today.
have taken all the christmas deckies down instead.
a am going to sort out my craft room next
then hope fully start crafting again tomorrow

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

well it's the first day of a new year so
had to work last night so a bit tired today
my new years resolution is to add some thing to my blog every day
no crafting today as going to friends for the day
but will start tomorrow