Friday, 31 October 2008

Having a spooky time

I haven't blogged for so long now, I just haven't had much time or inspiration for crafting. So I'm blogging Halloween instead. I got my cooking head on again and made some spooky buns and scary jelly. We went around to a few friends houses for trick or treat and we've just come back from a Halloween trail around a local park. It was fantastic........rather scary but great. Lots of people dressed up ready to jump out at you, scary music and bats and skeletons hanging from trees, all accompanied by green lighting and lots of smoke effects.

Halloween blog candy

Pop along to Linda's blog to see what a talented lady she is, both with her crafting and her pumpkin carving. Linda is offering a trick and a treat to 2 lucky people, so hurry along.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

What a gorgeous weekend

It has been such a lovely weekend. The sun has been shining and it's been so nice to get out and about. Yesterday we went to a local park for a walk around and here are a couple of piccies I took while we were there.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Lots of black

Just a simple page to show my firework photo's from last year.

Another card using my new stamps from Lavinia stamps, and a halloween card.

Scrapbook challenge

The scrapbook challenge for October over on Craftswap Forum has been set by Lesley. This month's challenge is to use one photo of one person, two patterned papers and three or more types of embellishments.

I received my gorgoeus Cosmo Cricket TSV from QVC on Friday, and i am going to be using the albums to make a family scrapbook to record photos from the past. The first page I have made is of little old me.........I was so cute once.


Now I wouldn't say that I'm a big cook but yesterday I had a baking fest.....don't know what came over me. I thought I'd share my cakes with my friends, so here they are.....currant buns, chocolate cake and a pineapple upside cake. Hope you like them.

My Time to Craft

This weeks challenge is Trees & Leaves. I have made an atc for this challenge using one of my favourite house mouse stamps. I'm cheating a little because this atc I'm also using for the Anything Goes challenge on which this fortnight is Autumn.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Using my new stash

I couldn't wait to use some of my new stash that I bought at the weekend, so here's what I made.

My friend's son celebrated his Birthday yesterday and I made hime this little train. I bought the blank wooden train a while ago for a £1........I love a bargain, and I covered it with a lovely train print paper and added a few wooden buttons to spell out his name.

Another purchase was a set of 3 unmounted stamps from .I've been looking for a stamp like this for ages, and now I've got 3. I think they make a very elegant card.

Ally Pally

I thought I'd better confess to some of my purchases from the show at the weekend.

Flower Festival

Last weekend our village church held it's annual flower festival. My Dad arranged several of the flower displays in the church, including a long garland suspended from the arch way and a beautiful flower arangment on behalf of the Royal British Legion. My Mum also arranged a display which included family photos of myself, Aimee and my Dad, along with a wedding photo of my grandparents.