Thursday, 3 September 2009

Blog Candy

Look at this great Blog candy at motivet

Now are they not the ctest xmas stamps ever

You need to go over chec them out and you might win the new set

Sunday, 16 August 2009

what a groom

this is my first digital layout and I`m pretty pleased with the final finish This is my DS cousin and godfather whos wedding we attended a few weeks ago
He is a pro Boxer but he is a smashing lad
I must find out who`s graphic`s I used ,sorry it bad of me not to have made a note and give credit,so need to hunt down and give credit
I must say I did miss my hands on paper and stuff doing a digi
andwasgetting pretty annoyed with re-sizing the clock much to the laughter
of my Liv [digi queen]anyway Liv I did it ROFL................

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Happy Birthday Kimberli

Just stopped in for a quick visit to wish
A wonderful happy 40th Birthday and I
hope your Day is full of happiness and you enjoy your
special birthday Party!

Be back later been working on some things but need to
take photos

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Glimmer Mist

This is the Glimmer Nature Album from Tattered angels I had so much fun playing with so much colour, the Glimmer on this does not show up so well on these pictures ,but I really ,really had fun mixing all these colours
This is the front I still do not know what to put on the front ,Any suggestions!!?

These are all photo`s taken when I went to 2 different lavendar fields and I have
finally gotten around to doing something with them, loved the mellow yellow of this butterfly

not sure on this flowers at all in the lavendar fields but the colour drew me to it

love the tones of the 2 above,but have you ever tried taken a photo when they are on the lavendar fields ,ugh you need patience

love this butterfly just balancing on the lavendar here

two lots of trouble DS and Niece at the tallest behive they reckon in the world
yeah with real ones inside,we peeped but did not hang around to long I can tell you. Oh and I just love this Blue gate with all the different coloured rows of lavendar

think this has to be my very favourite butterfly on that beautful flower
Anyone thinking of asking the colours fire away but I will need to check so are new colours but I do know what I used

We ll I have been creating,honest I have just some things I never got to take picture of like teachers gift, I just made some boxes and made some personalized stationary for them effevtive but so easy.
Well summer has started [holidays] wow our kiddos have 7 weeks off this year
thats a heck of a long time to occupy my little terror I can tell you. He has already been busy in my craft area argh stamping on my desk and had glimmer mist out and oh heck I just know I will find something else he will have done in my area
enjoy your vaction and stay safe

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stampartic July Sketch

This is my take on the July sketch of at stampartic you could only use
Brown and Blue in colours, The stamp is from Hampton Art-Jill meyer -Diffusion 4521 passport -Bazzill cardstock- prima flowers spraued with robins nest blue glimmer mist-copic markers - chestnut roan ink ,ribbon and gemstones from my stash [not sure of make]
I have never thought of using brown and Blue together and not sure if I will again lol!! anyway it was fun to work from a sketch..........

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Happy 4th July

Here`s to all my friends over the big pond,hope you all have
a wonderful 4th of July with friends and family or whatever
plans are to be

Well I have been sat creating afew things,but funny how once you
start one thing your mind wanders and so many ideas come ,honest
I have 4 things on the go at the moment and one item is for 2010 yeh you heard right lol!!!............

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

simplyrose has not blogged for awhile!

Oh I really did not realize how long it is from when I last blogged,now that is just terrible on my behalf,I just do not know were the time has gone,well I do some of it DS has taken lots of time up lately.
The card I did above is from a Whiff of Joy Stamp and coloured with copic markers,must say I love the brush end but not the bullet end of these marker tips

This was just one of those pictures I took last week in the hot weather and DS blowing bubbles and I just love this carefree look on his face,even though his arm is in pot still,bright red he picked. For those who do not know my DS fell at school and broke & fractured his elbow,this was so much fun [not]because his party was coming up within 2 weeks and mum had arranged a football party, anyway it did not deter him and it all went ahead as planned . We are back at the the hospital next week and fingers crossed it has mended,cannot be no fun for my little guy with this on in this heat....

This was some party boxes I made for the kids to take home with them full of
candy thought it was good to make cake shape and added football figures to the top with the exception of 3 and then I used prima flowers[yeah I hear yeah well 3 girls came ] so felt it was a bit more prettier for the girls . One of the kiddos made me laugh they said has TJ got 2 cakes!!
My niece came and with her just havin her 13th birthdayand everything is boring and life is boring to em at this age,well you could have fooled me!! sent her on pitch and her friend with the 5-6 year olds and did she have loads of fun!!!?............... she loved it
Well folks that is it for today ,and have plenty more to post when I get going

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


oh so I have been missing AWOL, well funny how time flies, My DS had a tooth take out at the dentist and then spent the night throwing up so i thought it must have been the stuff they used for pain relief anyway he got worse then day after I started the same,turns out it was gastric virus we had got and boy did it knock the wind outta my sails,took us both over a week to even feel like eating anything...... Well its back to school runs and school study at home. I started decorating the bedroom weeks ago and with been ill had no energy to even stay on the ladder long I have got bits to do but waiting on some wood been carved out then I can finish the cupboard,but whilst waiting thought I would set my new area up,boy I just did not realizejust how much stuff I have got and really need a massive purge and use stuff up I have got!!!....but well I know me so well I need new stuff,gotten a whole lot of new glimmer mist to,little did I know how one bottle has grown to 18 now ,love the stuff.
Do not know why but I find it more theraputic working upstairs than downstairs with crafting .But it does have a down side last night could not sleep when I got upstairs so ended up crafting,nothing major just sat making some hatpins,and then retired to bed...........

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Spring Crop

Oh I have really been bad at blogging ,but I have also been so busy
doing things I needed to do ready for the Spring fling Crop over at
Krafty timez Crafts our crop is starting on the 4th April and will
run until 11th April. Everything is going to be loaded on the 4th and
everyone will have until the 11th to upload their work
We have some awesome challenges,sponsors and games going on
We will also have RAKS and Prizes on offer,So if you want to be part of the
fun get on over and sign up before the 4th
I cannot reveal to much in the way of prizes & RAKs because that would
reveal our sponsors,also cannot reveal our celebrity`s yet
Oh I do love surpise like this, I`m excited and know alot are getting exciting
and gearing up for our first cyber crop
Oh and we will be croppin round the block with the girls from cropstop
thanks to Haylie store owner and Vicki for organising this so all in all
it going to be egg-xciting................
All welcome to come and join us!..........

Oh Thanks Catherine, I got the RAK and wonderful ATC you sent me I will post a picture later

Wednesday, 11 March 2009


oh I still have not got my black box[wi-fi router ]installed that is not me ,normally I have to get my stuff sorted straightaway,but I had just re-wired
everything and run cables around the hall and room when I had the brainwave to update my box,oh well might do it over the easter break when DS is off school
I have had lots of goodies in the post from over the pond what I had ordered so when I finishing playing around stroking them I might just get something done with them....... Oh don`t you just love it when packages arrive with new stash in!!

oh really What have I been up to ,well keep meaning to blog but something always comes up !!! Well I`m so ready for spring,just when I think it has arrived
it goes again.
Well I will be showing a little bit more later and sharing some info later !!!
But must dash............

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Reveal Sketch #1

This is my take on the sketch,you know me always the rebel ,I just had to turn it
it fitted what I had in mind,the image is a real cutie from Heartwarming vintage Girlfriends journal booklet,love this pad, ink was chestnut roan,bazzil cardstock and a piece of journal paper from mm spiral paperie mocha and my trusty Beacon Adhesive, prima Hydrangea`s,pin wheel and brad

Oh I can now reveal my DST Secret, I`m happy to say I will be happily designing for Miss Hippy Chick ,now sarah`s sketches are just wonderful
and there is a scrapbook and card DST, I have a card team place and so looking
forward to getting to know the other girls

Well yesterday was a beautiful spring Day my hopes built only to be dashed by the cold windy day today and back to coat zipped up to throat again,oh knew it
was to good to be true,but oh blow the weather, I have had lots of packages coming through the post,I needed some retail therapy
My big dark and handsome piece arrived today oh yes its my new paper rack very heavy and took some moving,but oh another 30 shelves to fill with paper,my 7 G revolving stand arrived for my ATC`s, my bits and pieces from the atc store arrived ,love this gal ,she is so fast with shipping. Now I will have to wait on other papers arriving like my new G45 papers and my stuff from the scrappy gourmet. Oh still waiting on my New prima stuff to arrive ,oh say it in pearls and other pieces
Well going to have a look on-line,but look only I have spent alot of $ and alot of £ so must be well behaved today [yeah right she says]
thanks for stopping by

Monday, 16 February 2009


This is a little ATc that I have finally[I think] finished up ,I used a mixture of Tim Holtz alchol inks and some pearl rubbings to achieve What I wanted, the pearls I kiaser craft and the lace is from my stash, I used glossy accents for her eyes I wanted it to look like she was alive,and I must say it does this ,her lace dress I just highlighted with some diamond stickles
I received this wonderful blog award from Vicki,thank you so much my friend
I have to pass this on to.......... but first you must go over to Vicki`s blog talk about bearing her sole ! ROFL!! she never ceases to amaze me..... never.....

oh right so i must pass this award on to

Well I feel pretty jaded today,been cutting some wood for DS railway and then we went to the model railway centre, did a little stop at store for some sewing things I needed and general chores like washing windows,really has not done my stiff neck any good ,this came on last night and I hope I goes again.

Cannot believe the school half term is over with and its back down the school run road on Monday,oh well think its only 6 weeks then it will be Easter,what !!

I do hope spring is around the corner,I love watching all the new beginnings of spring flowers,lambs etc

take care............

Sunday, 15 February 2009


Well really I have been such a bad blogger,but I have been busy setting a forum up for my wonderful friends I have made worldwide at Krafty Timez Crafts,we all sort of got split by a store closure and I figured rather than try chase each other around different forums to set our own up,we are not store related so we can discuss anything,advertise anything and even invite store owners to let us have any discounts/shipping details they are having,I really would be happy for anyone worldwide to come join us over here,we are a very,very friendly group and well the girls talents are just amazing!...
This is a cigar box[I have a few] I altered,I wanted to keep the wood look so this got a really got coat of Glimmer mist in Coffee shop and I kept the attached label and rubbed Glimmer mist into it, the rest is just different papers and images from my stash and a few pieces got roughed up using my BG files to age it a little more,the lace got glimmer mist applied also, I like it,now to find a use for it lol!!............

This is the white stuff I have seen enough of this February to last a life time along with the very dangerous ice we have had to tread daily,this watering can I have had for ages,but I have my lavender heavily laden with snow,I altered it sort of!! I applied rub ons etc to this and it has stood out 2 years now and remains the same I was hoping it might start to rust etc seeing its galvinished but nope!!!...........

oh Sunday today and we are breadmaking and we are waiting for the first rise then more pummling and DS wants breadcakes so it probably will be loaf and cakes there is enough dough, Oh I just love the smell of fresh yeast,the quick packet stuff just does not do it for me at all,mind you I do like eating fresh yeast from the paper,takes me back to my childhood when I used to go to bakers for mum and we had to get 20z instead of one because I had eaten half of it by the time I had got home...........
Well I will go check on the bread and see what is what
bye 4 now.................

Saturday, 31 January 2009

oh this was layout I created for call over at Creatively yours and I loved doing this layout,so much fun and I have not done a layout for quite some time
I have been so busy altering things or making cards, This is a photo of my grandparents wedding Day in 1927 [Double click for a close-up]
The big flower is just from some of them cheap ones from the shop we all stick in vases but I took it to pieces {I always buy white] and it all had a good spray with Glimmer mist- coffee shop,vintage music and papers from my stash, lace/key/hatpin from my stash, plenty of tim holtz distress inks- old paper/vintage photo,]/black soot,buttons my own stash, trying to think of all bits and pieces I used on this lol!
Well it is pretty cold here and we are expecting a bit more than a bucket of snow to fall anytime over next few days, Oh I so do not want this white stuff, not bad if I`m stayiing in but I need to go out tomorrow and do not like the school run with my little guy if its slippy at all, the other week I`m surpirsed nobody broke there necks on the ice I know I had a fast racing heart after my near miss
a few time looking at the ground
Happy weekend everyone

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

2 sketches 4 you sketch#18

Oh I just loved this sketch over at 2 sketches4you

so I just had to do this,I have been meaning to try the

sketches over here and life always seemed to get in the way

supplies : craft secrets girlfriends journal image,crafty secrets

radiant pad,pearls kaiser craft,ribbon my own stash
Oh I must wish my dear friend Jorunn a very ,Happy birthday today
and I do not know what it is but I feel rather tired today,its been so cold and maybe its that other year I have just clocked up,but whatever it is I think it will be an early night lol!!
I cannot believe that there is only 1 and a half weeks to go to half term already ,this year seems to be gathering a fast pace again,
back soon....

Monday, 26 January 2009

oh I have been tagged

Well today I have no big plans at all few chores but seeing its my Birthday I plan on having a lazyish! day,no celebration at all seeing it has fallen on a Monday and the school run , maybe do something at the end of the week,When you get older it somewhat does not bother you about the lack of cards or presents lol! But I must post this late tag[Sorry Vicki

I have been tagged by fellow cropstop member and dear friend, Vicki . so I thought I would do it

Here are the rules:

1. Navigate to where you keep your pictures, select the 6th folder, and the 6th picture in that folder

2. Post the picture on your blog with an explanation about the picture.

3. Tag 6 others to do the same, and let them know they have been tagged!

right so I have this layout as the 6th of the 6th folder on my file,now this was a challenge laid down to use white space, so this was my idea of white space,the Clematis is one of the many I have in my garden and love this one its such a wonderful shade of burgundy then mellows down to this beautiful pink frilly inner and last year it had a fair few blooms on it,and looking forward to even more on it this year !
so my taggers to tag are :-



So I will be hopping over to these blogs to tell them this news lol!!!

Well really its a gloomy Day and I`m so looking forward to spring
can`t be long can it now !?

I hope to get some crafty moments in today seeing its my lazy Day
andplenty of coffee oh yes cannot live without my daily fix,talking of coffee guess were I`m going, umh yeah coffee


Saturday, 24 January 2009

Call! sketch & Card

Sarah is having a call over at here place here here is what Sarah says on her blog:-
I have been thinking about this for some time now & really love for this to happen, compensation will be a small rak each month, This could be from a packet of brad's to a few sheet's of paper, you may do what you wish with it.

The term will be a 6 month period. Starting Feb 20th - Aug 20th
4 lucky ladies to create from a page sketch &
4 lucky ladies to create from a card sketch.
I would ask of you to promote my blog, as i would your's also.

If you are interested, please send me 2 piece's of your best/favourite work, explaining why you think it's your best/favourite, to
by feb 15th.

so get on over and get your entries in!

Well I have had a pretty laid back sort of Day ,just finished some stuff up for some calls and now sat with my famous cup of coffee and wondering
ironing or scrapping,think it might be the latter somehow

Have a great Day

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Fancy pants and sneek peek

Oh I`m loving this new stuff from Fancy pants sneek peek from CHA winter 09
Love the Summer soiree range of papers at the top,but so in love with this mixed media book fantastic idea made up from felt and chipboard and transparent sheets blank & printed even get the binder rings in the pack
oh just imagine what you could do with this,the possibilites are endless here!! I`m also loving the basic Kraft papers releasing and oh the shadow box type unit ,oh can you tell I might be spending alot of money!!!!
I`m also in love so much with alot of the Prima stuff been released wow if you think they could bring nothing elese out think again! so much been released and well I will show some tomorrow some really ,really amazing flowers talk about excelling themselves
I have managed a bit of work,finished a cigar box up and done a couple of cards and now playing on an idea of card but different if it works to plan I will show you laters

Monday, 19 January 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches DT Call
There is a new challenge blog starting up called Inspirational Card Sketches and they are looking for a DT at the moment so I thought I'd give it a go.

Thought why not,but now I have let you talented lot know I have no chance lol!

Dawn used to be at a forum I was on and creates some awesome work and has great idea`s

Heres what ICS blog says

I'm starting up Inspirational Card Sketches in order to share my inspiration with you.First and farmost there will be no compensation at this time.I'm looking for 6 designers who love creating cards.Your term will be 4 months. Term is from Feb-May 2009If you would love or like to be on a Card Sketch Design Team this call is for you.Every Tuesday I will send you a card sketch one week in advance for you to work on. You however as a DT member will have to get your creations to me no later then Monday at 12:00pm (noon) Central Standard Time.You will also get to embellish your cards however you want. My sketches are for your inspiration only. And to help others get ideas on how to use these sketches.

well ,its pouring down here with rain,not a nice day to walk with my little Guy to School,we walk in the morning its the daily excerise and gets you perked up for the Day,though this morning it did not have the usual effect on me,now off to ring the docs and dentist

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Graphic 45

Well I`m just so going to love this new collection from Graphic 45 to be released at the winter 09 CHA ,oh next week it is and well what can you say heres a sneek peak top one is fashonista and the 2nd one is communique , I so need these arent they delicous,you know you need to buy more than one because I know I`m so not going to want to cut into these lol!! I`m still havin trouble letting go of the summer release stuff and this is excellant quality paper,very much fancy pants & Basic Grey quality
Well I have just been sat sketching ,so not up to doing much at all,my tooth pain is not easing,meds not help or taking pain away,so after suffering all week I`m pretty darn sure this is neuralgia,why you ask well antibotics and pain relief is NOT working at all,the pain is so severe and all down one side of my face. Pretty sure it is not my sinuses .I could happily hack my head off just to get some relief
I`m sorry but this is short and hope to get back to normal next week

Monday, 5 January 2009


Elisabeth sent me this award Many thanks for the nomination! A big thanks for this! Sorry I was late picking it up!!
Here are the rules:
1. . The nominee may put the picture on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person whom you have gotten it from.
3. .Nominate at least 5 others.
4. Link to those in your post.
5. Leave a message on the nominee’s blog.
My nominees are:




oh well my little guy is back to school tomorrow and I must say I will be glad of the break,but not so happy at having to go out in this weather it is just so,so cold don`t mind minus temps but this is to much minus for me espcially with this east wind brrrrr........

I hope to finish off things I have been playing with these last few days and plenty of laundry to catch up on

bye for now..........