Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cork Crop

What a wonderful day I had today.I headed to the Commons Inn on the Mallow road for a Class&Crop with Caroline. It was a super venue and there was a great set up. Mireille from was there with her lucious shop and there were lots of crafters I knew and lots I didn't.We had a fabby class with Caroline and we did the Layout above. Lots of cutting in it with lovely effect.I was sitting beside Val who is in the process of doing an album for her Mum for her next birthday when she will be 102!!!!!! She has loads of amazing photos to scrap as her Mum grew up in India and they had a camera at the time. Can't wait for the next crop on the 21st October.

I sent this card to my Best Buddy Tracey who is due her baby this week and it can't come about quick enough for her!! Hang in there buddy.I love the Lola Rose images from Pink Petticoat and this one is perfect for the occasion.

I forgot to post up my Scrapwest for last Friday - the theme was GOING DOTTY and I did a card for a change. Don't forget to see the wonderful creations over there.

I had a few birthdays this week and I did the SARAH card in less than a minute as DD was rushing out the door to the party!! Thank God for the fabby clear alphabet stamps I got from

Lola Rose got out for another card and I did a Wedding card for a couple too. I just love the clear stamps which adhere to the blocks. So easy to use and so precise.

Lastly a LO I did for someone who is giving it as a gift. I love doing Baby LOs.Always a pleasure.

Must get some Christmas designs together one of these dark evenings - people are asking already!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Angry dinosaurs!!

This week's SCRAPWEST theme is 7 DEADLY SINS. So many to choose from but one very relevant to my darling sweet daughter - ANGER!!!! What a temper in one little girl. I took pictures along the way to show her how she looked when she didn't get her own way in case she wouldn't believe me in later years!! Rotten mother!

A good friend of mine has often asked me to do layouts for her to give to other people and last week she asked me to do one of her son with a dinosaur theme!! I got the most fabulous papers and rub ons from Annamarie in the SCRAPBOOK STORE.I also got the school papers from last weeks SCRAPWEST from her too. I love Karen Foster papers.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sugar and Spice.....

Baby fever these days - oooh one could get very clucky down here at the moment.Welcome babies Sam, Clara,Sarah and Gertie's nephew Matthew.

Time enough for that now!!!! Here is my LO for Scrapwest this week.This really is one for the Memory Box.I wonder will he remember it all. There are some super LOs on Scrapwest with some great ideas this week so take a peak.

I'm actually just back from the super duper new maternity hospital here in Cork visiting little Clara. What a pet. Titchy fingers and ears and tiny little eyes.A little angel.

We had great fun tearing up little pieces of paper with all the names of the people who left lovely comments last week and my little girl proudly drew out......drum roll............................... COCO
Well done Coco - can you pm me on a forum or email me on

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Big Day in this house this week as the baby of the family started Playschool. All well so far.Years of wonderful education ahead of you my Princess.

Thanks all so much for your lovely comments on the blog.I'm delighted with the acknowledgement of my beautiful stitching which I spent hours doing - NOT. I got lovely Hot Off the Press stitch stamps on the last Craft Day on QVC and I LOVE them. So easy to use and 16 different styles of stitching.Now I'm exposed!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed "blog hopping" last Friday and over the weekend. I had a ball and have added all the ideas to my little notebook for future reference. Does everyone keep a notebook of ideas they like??
Back to the grindstone. I have another 98 baby cards to make for a little shop which sells my cards and I have a very special baby card to make for my Fabby Friend Grainne and her husband Derek as their little girl arrived today and I can just imagine she is being doted on by her 2 big brothers.