Monday, 28 December 2009

was it good?

did you all have a wonderful christmas? i was working christmas day, but the days either side were really good :) i got some lovely bits and i hope you all did too. new year is shaping up to be a let down but isnt it always!?

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

crazy weather

( disappointing amount of snow, now turning to ice..)

there was so much snow last night to the east of us that people were phoning in to work unable to get in, and people who were there couldnt get home! crazy! my drive home was fine. in fact, we hardly had any snow, but what we did have is now turning to ice. joy.

today i intend on making fudge. this could be interesting...

Friday, 18 December 2009


want a one of a kind sparkly pull charm for your blythe? check out the kittyrobot etsy store. look at these cute pull charms!

the new sketch is up at Twisted Sketches, this week the twist being to use frames. all bits except alpha stickers were from my gorgeous quirky kit from crafty templates.
im feeling pretty gross at the moment. i hadn't been ill all year and then in the space of 3 months it's all hit me. it's only a cold at the moment but i have sandpaper throat!

Thursday, 17 December 2009


more lolcatz

where the wild things are.

went to see this today. it's really not a feelgood fact, i wouldnt really say it's a kid's film. but it's good. i've even downloaded the soundtrack, which i think is beautiful.
Lots more interesting films to come out, including:
sherlock holmes
the book of eli
up in th air
the boys are back
the road
percy jackson and the lightning thief
plenty to keep me occupied next year.
it came to me today, i really waste my days off. i literally do nothing. anyone else like that?

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

secret santa

got my secret santa blythe present today..

Saturday, 12 December 2009

hello ophelia!

after much deliberation, i finally had my eureka! moment regarding the name for my Pullip. Ophelia. and here she is! im not sure Pullip's will replace blythe's, but she's still a cutie.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

new dolly buy!

i have diversified and bought myself a pullip! this is pullip celsiy. i need to decide on a the moment im thinking either Ginny Marie or Phoebe Star. any other suggestions??

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

current dolly family

first time in months ive scrapped for me, just because. papers from american crafts.

bits and bobs

as promised, our new sofa (blankets are to protect from cat claws)...

this week we made our gingerbread house. i think it looks like the door has been blown off its hinges, but i kinda like it!

i got an innocent smoothie with a hat on! the hat was the perfect size for little Nessie..

and my home town, swindon, is to be twinned with walt disney world! how random!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

december 1st!

argh i cant believe it! i opened my milky way advent calender and got a snowman choc. did anyone else do that at calender chocolates? i also opened my Lego pirate calender and got a pirate man. yay!

december was my month to post at Category Stories. We use wordpress for this and i have decided, i loathe wordpress. This month we're doing 'the best present i ever received' with the prize being a $15 voucher for pixie petals. This LO also doubled as sketch 26 at twisted sketches.

Saturday, 28 November 2009


new sofa turned up at 930 this morning. looks fab. now we have to catch the cat when he emerges and clip his claws, before he decides to investigate it.

got a new tattoo yesterday. it took 2 1/2 hours and barely hurt at all.

bought this new kit from crafty templates. £15.99 including uk delivery. nice.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

new sofa

this is our new sofa (which will be in 'pistachio green') and is being delivered saturday. yay!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


for being a bad blogger. not a lot has happened here to report on!
sketch 24 went up at twisted sketches

ive had a nasty sickness bug

we went to london and marcus bought a new bass.

im getting a new tattoo on friday!

and thats really it. boring eh?

Monday, 16 November 2009


1. Evelyn, 2. Untitled, 3. Teacup fairy princess rings., 4. green gift tags, 5. Paging Santa (Improved!), 6. Hair pins, 7. new teapots, 8. jewels, 9. Simpler Things, 10. paper heart, 11. The Psychedelic Sky is Falling!!!, 12. cocoa, 13. Untitled, 14. little babushka - print, 15. Dream in progress... part 16, 16. December Daily Cover 2009

what a prize!

so like a large proportion of scrapbookers out there, i love looking at ali edwards blog. its always so full of inspiration and also quite frequently, giveaways. i entered one such last night and on checking this morning... I'VE WON!! she literally has comments in the thousands on her blog so im amazed! ive won an amazing prize of KI Memories bloom products (see picture on this post) consisting of papers, chipboard, rubons and epoxy stickers. how exciting!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

twist it

sketch 22 is up at twisted sketches, the twist this week being 'rub ons'. i struggled with this as i have a strong dislike towards the things. luckily i had a gorgeous Jenni Bowlin butterfly from a kit which i was able to use. so go on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the team have done!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

november category

category stories for november is 'bad behaviour'. im sure plenty of you have something along these lines you can scrap!! my subject for this category is my cat, and how he always jumps on the bed with the covers 'open', despite knowing he shouldnt. monkey!

our sponsor this month is elise blaha, who has kindly offered to donate one of her mixed books to one random participant. so come and play!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


had my swine flu jab at work yesterday morning and it still hurts, almost 36 hours later!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

bella's makeover

bella has had a makeover!!
thanks you icklesteph. ( i would do a 'before' but blogger doesnt like it!)


hello kitty stationary gacha!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Dont forget i do custome orders in my etsy. these 10 hats are on their way to france for a show!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

get twisted

sketch number 20 is up at twisted sketches so come and show us what you're made of. this weeks twist is 'black ,white and grey'.

Friday, 16 October 2009


*got this fab advent calender from marcus. pirates!!! lego!!!

also found these baubles on the lego site..

*did a bit of scrapping for future challenges..
*bought some presents for bday and christmas..
*yesterday we had issues with some new furniture. one of the ranges has been discontinued so we only got half a delivery. apparently someone phoned marcus's work 3 DAYS AGO to tell us (he's been ill). if they knew they were stopping a range, could we not have been told weeks ago? or our items held? out order was placed 3 months ago and only held off delivery as we were waiting for a bed frame. very grr. to top it off, their customer services person was very rude and extremely unhelpful.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

there is such a thing as... the new post at category stories! as you can see, mine was 'there is such a thing as starbucks in cornwall', a nod to there being only 2 in the whole county. so come and show us what you can do! remember, you stand a chance to win a kit from QTea kits so its well worth playing. Keep your eyes peeled for our new GDT members.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

get twisted..

with a new twisted sketches sketch! the twist was to use some ribbon. photos are from cornwall.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

today i..

today i.....
*did lots of housework
*baked a banana and chocolate cake
*extended my crochet gloves by about 2 inches and added flowers.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Read this and cried...amazing book. i didnt want it to end. Saw this and had to buy it.

am in the process of adding more bits to my etsy. just added this mustard B hat..


thats right, laugh. it's the beginning of October so it's time to play along at category stories. Firstly, a couple of points:

  1. starting November, we'll be going back to one prompt per month.

  2. No more flickr requirement. whilst it makes it easier to view all entries in one place, you dont have to.

  3. our GDT contest is exteneded until october 15th. simply complete 2 of the previous 3 challenges (as far as i can tell, saturday morning cartoons, pampering me) and sent us an email with a short bio to

Those successful with be emailed letting them know which month they will be guesting.

This month's winners (that's right, 2! one for each challenge!) will win an amazing kit from qtea kits, a favourite company of mine.

and here's what i did for this prompt. i thought i would try something different for once!!

Friday, 25 September 2009

hair chop

all short again.

love cute?

then check out re-ment. tiny sets, with pieces around a cm in size. who can resist!!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

absent with apologies

i have been very slack on the blogging front so apologies.
to make up for it, here is a LO i made using tags from shabby chic crafts...

and the new prompt is up at twisted sketches...