Friday, 7 September 2007


Sometimes life gets you down and it's hard to see the sunny side of life. My brother is one of the funniest and down-right BESTEST human beings I know but lately he seems to have lost his sparkle. I decided to try and put that smile back on his face and bought two funny DVD's: Mr Bean's Holiday and Wild Hogs (sooo funny). In our last CJ Mellie made an entry using a picture of Snowflake the albino gorilla that instantly made me laugh, I therefore decided to use that picture on a card to go with the DVD's. If the sight of that adorable beast does not put some serious creases in his face, then nothing will!

The picture is a bit blurry so I'll take another tomorrow in better light.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Another Birthday Card

Now you have got to be impressed!!! I have been very good and blogged almost every day! Getting tired of me yet?

It was time to make another birthday card for a mutual friend of the girls. The glaze is not quite dry on it yet but you get the idea. Actually, looking at it here in the picture you can't even see the glaze! Well it's there, so you just have to take my word for it! Nothing makes a child happier than seeing their name on a card - well probably lots of thing would make the child happier but you know what I mean - I therefore always try to incorporate the name within the design.

I realised this morning that there was a complimentary "almost done" page in with a digi kit by the fabolous GinaHuff so I of course had to try it out. I got the girls to perform their cheesy grin look as I couldn't be arsed to hunt around for another picture. This is it, with a few extra elements added by me for good luck. I just LURVE these colours!

Tuesday, 4 September 2007


The mozzies are out to get me again! You may remember that I posted on Charmed Craft Talk forum about some huge mosquito bites I had all over my body, well it's happening again! Over the last two nights some horrible little critter has sunk it's spikey thing into me and sucked out 5 pints of blood! It's a miracle I'm still standing! They are not like your average mozzie bite, these spread and are about 5" across! To add insult to injury the little b**t**d has gotten me twice on the face! Once on the forehead and once on the cheek!! I'm going after it with a shotgun with the lights are out!!

I have gone digi mad, and constantly scouring the Internet for graphics. I'm very much into the grungy look and get a lot of my graphics from Weeds and Wildflowers Design
I had another little play and here are a few more LO's. I love that picture of Diana so used it again here. The picture of the girls is an old old one, but I just love the way their hair form a perfect heart.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Princess Diana

I once had lunch with princess Diana at the Savoy, or luncheon would be a posher word and more suited to the occasion. It was a charity event and I had been invited through my talent as a florist (another one of my incarnations). There was about 40 people there, including many famous heads, such as Christopher Lee and Sir John Mills who was the speaker – wow can that man put a speech together, he produced a right riveting listen! I had spent an absolute fortune on a gorgeous outfit by Yves St Laurent, one which I incidentally wore again for another luncheon with Princess Margaret, but that’s another story, and mingled very well with the posh crowd, thank you very much.

The layout was very much like a wedding with Princess Diana at the top table with Sir John at her side, and the guests at small round tables dotted around. When she arrived we all lined up and was introduced to her. Her cheeks were quite pink and her radiant smile greeted each and every one of us as we shook her hand.

As I actually spent this time with Diana her death was even more of a shock and I went to Kensington Palace to lay flowers in remembrance. On this 10h anniversary of her death I thought I would remember her once again and pay tribute to her glorious life.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

A Trip to Godstone Farm

The summer holiday is almost over for the girls so on this final non-working day we trotted off to Godstone Farm - what better place to trot off to? Tom Tom was a tad annoying as it kept trying to direct us the wrong way, it didn't get the better of us and we outsmarted it several times by just ignoring the instructions - much to the annoyance of the lady navigator who kept telling us to turn around. It's one of those gadgets that you either love or loathe! Well sometimes I love it and other times I really do loathe it!
After we had some lunch at the “tea rooms” we roamed around the farm for some hours. Stomach first is a philosophy I always follow! There were lots of newly born animals, much to the delight of the girls. Following the close inspection of all the animals the girls wanted to go into the play barn, which has a multitude of climbing apparatus. All well and good until a little boy decided to have a poo right in the middle of the play area and proceeded to smear it all over everything – ewwwwwww, yuck yuck YUCK!! I pity the poor mother who had to go in and clean it all up in front of loads of horrified parents! We all sat and waited for her to come out of course so we could pin her embarrasment even further with our pityful stares!
We decided on a tractor ride after that, bought the tickets and walked around for a little while whilst waiting for the appropriate time. Ten minutes before the ride was due to start we returned and queued up waiting for the tractor to arrive. Unfortunately there wasn't enough room for us all so we waited another 15 minutes for it to return. Eventually we got on the darn thing and were taken on a ride at a snail’s pace right around where we had walked 30 minutes previously! That was worth queuing up for then......!

Apart from that it was a really good day. A milestone was reached when Amber actually hand-fed some of the animals. Amber is quite a fearful child, as opposed to Aimee who is totally without fear. Letting an animal actually eat from her hand was quite a feat for my little girl! YAY!

Here's a couple of digi LO's from the day.

I had a terrible "moment of truth" today. We had sat down for a little while when the girls decided to race up this rather steep little hill. I jumped up determined to beat them but when I got to the top I struggled so hard to catch my breath that I thought I would pass out! I acted as normal of course and no-one would have guessed the turmoil within! I used to be so fit! What the heck happened?? The realisation that you're as fit as a flat pancake is horrifying!