Sunday, 28 February 2010
my poor, old faithful car :(. I think I shall be traumatized for a little while to come! She has been part of our family for 10 years now and has taken us on various holidays, shopping trips, to various crops and also the odd trip to A & E!
Anyway, she has had waaaay too much spent on her recently and was due to be taxed again at the end of March. Unfortunately of late she had become very VERY sick and I have only been able to limp about locally in her....so yesterday....she took her last spin on local roads...(well, on ANY roads actually lol) Dale followed me and we took her to the local scrap yard....and there I left her :(...........
Farewell my oil guzzling, rattly money eater!
And a biiiiig WELCOME to my lovely, shiny( and rattle less) new drive!
Yep, I am now officially the owner of a lovely Skoda!!!!!
Noooooooooooooo! Not one like that!!!!!
one like this!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>> actually this is her¬
She is lovely....and has leather heated seats.....and air con ( I had to open the windows for the same effect in my old car!!)...and 4 wheel drive.....AND central locking!!!!! Can you tell I am not used to having a * normal * car!
So....now all I need are a new air freshener....and some pink furry dice and matching steering wheel cover!
I think my trauma is starting to fade.......he!he!he!...xxxxxx
Isabelle Norris has designed this fabby sketch to follow and also you have to use the theme of LOVE....that is Love of any kind, be it for your other half, your family, your pets, Cadburys creme Eggs or anything lol.
So this is my offering. Its a photo of Lauren and Oliver, taken last year at Fishers Farm Park on a day trip out. They had just come off of the ice rink and decided that Oliver wanted an ice cream. Now he NEVER shares anything like that normally, but he totally LOVES his biggest cousin to bits and will do anything for her, so when she asked if she could share he was definately happy to.
I have used paper pleating on here to create the flower rosettes and the border.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it..xxxxxxxxxx
Thursday, 25 February 2010
I shall wear it with pride.....can ya tell I am chuffed!!!
Be back later hopefully....xxxxxx
Monday, 22 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
( although I am sure no one missed me lol). i thought I would share this layout that I have recently made, its sort of a half pressie and half comp entry :)
Jill at Cardinal Colours
has been running a competition on the theme of luuuurve! It could be a love for anything you like and I just knew what my obvious choice was ( also I didn't have a photo handy of Creme eggs so couldn't do that option anyway....mwahahahahaaaaaa!!!)I based the whole page on a 12 x 12 transparency which I stamped swirls onto with white and black Staz-on. I then used a mix of papers inc Scenic Route, Making Memories and KI Memories. The lasercut panel at the top is the white backside of a turqouise sheet and I inked it red and then dragged an orange ink over it. I then just used a mix of various alphas for the title.
I stamped the black flowers with some white stazon then punched a retro daisy and punched the edges of each petal with my doily lace punch.
says it all really eh :)
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I have been blog hopping today and luckily I landed on this ladies wonderful blog, her name is Rosette and she has some really lovely blog candy on offer. But , much more importantly than that, she creates THE most stunning cards. She colours her images beautifully and embellishes her cards perfectly and they are a real pleasure to look at. So, if you have time go and have a good long look.......... if you only go for the candy I am pretty sure you will want to stay and take a tour.
I am very much looking forwards to following her and seeing her new creations as she uploads them, there is plenty of inspiration to be found there and I plan working my way backwards through her older posts too.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Anyway, Chloe ( who is actually very, VERY wary of dogs) just absolutely adored him. I think they had a genuine bond with each other and I think their personalities were so alike that they were definately Kindred Spirits.....its a good job they were both cute LOL. Sadly Paddy hasn't been around for a few years and went to sleep at a fairly young age.
My Mum and Dad have this photo in a frame at home in black and white, so I scanned it and printed it in Selenium tone on Roxio Suite. I have used a mix of papers and various blossoms, BG Rub Ons, AC Thickers and a Prima Swirl. The butterfly was already glitterd, but the crystals on its wings were clear, so I coloured them with ProMarkers, I also coloured some of the crystals on the swirl.
I finished the page by stamping rounghly round the edge of the whole layout using a very swirly stamp and some coffee bean brown ink, then I carefully stamps parts of the Thickers for the title. I hope you have all had a super weekend? I am not sure where the time goes, it seems to have flown..xxxx Warmest Wishes Anita..xxx
Friday, 5 February 2010
Yes, that really is a gigantic flutterby cake! On Sunday it is one of Lauren's friends birthday....and she absolutely LOVED the flutterby cakes I made the other day, lauren too some into school to share), anyway, Lauren decided she would like to make a mega one, so I had a practice today....and this is the result!!!! This is what 4 eggs, 8ozs of SR Flour, 8ozs Caster Sugar and Stork Marg PLUS a tbsp of hot water looks like!!!!
Add to that the piles of icing sugar and marg that made the buttercream and you have a positive time bomb LOL. Lauren wasn't about for a piccy so Chloe posed with the cake....and didn't even take a sneaky nibble lol.
It tastes pretty darned good too, we all had a little bit, quality testing and all that LOL. Well, Chloe is now asleep, Lauren is about to go up and me....well I amm STILL buzzing lol. I have a few more bits to sort out for tomorrows crop.....and then, if I can peel myself down from the ceiling I will be off to bed too.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, whatever you are up to...xxxxxxxx
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
talking of cutie, check this lovely little pencil case I bought today....at the bargain price of just a pound.......don'tcha just luuuurve Primark!