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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Japan Disaster Relief

Over at Sparkle Creations blog, a while ago she launched her own range of rubber stamps. And they are gorgeous! Admittingly - I have not yet purchased one. The cards on their Sparkle Creation Rubber Stamp Blog they are always gorgeous cards using the stamps.

Now is a better time than ever to purchase a stamp, for every Rin stamp that is sold this month the money will be donated to to the Japan Disaster Relief. So far 35 have been sold. What a worthwhile cause to promote with your crafting spend. and only $5.

The stamp is a gorgeous oriental stamp, take a look:
 To find out more please click here and you can click on the buy stamp link at the top of the page.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Forever Friend

Hi all, a couple of weekends ago i promised to make Sunday a Forever Friend Sunday! Well that lasted a week as I forgot to post my card. But I am back today to carry on with Forever Friends cards.

This week I have used the Forever Friends Black and Gold CD Rom which was an exclusive to Create and Craft and has since sold out. I have that CD Rom. So i sat about having a play. Here is a card made using the cd rom, glossy accents, gems and cardstock.
Products Used;
Forever Friends Black and Gold CD Rom
Glossy Accents
Black Coordinations Cardstock
Adhesive Gems

Friday, 25 March 2011

Tesco Update

It is not just the Tesco in Bedworth that Tesco have knocked down. Tesco have tried to buy the surrounding land and business. Some have sold out and some have stayed. So around the corner from tesco a pub was there. This is the remains which have now been left and they have dug up a hole as well. Went around the corner the other day and it was still the same since this pictures was taken on 11th March.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl

Here is my final card for the time being using the Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl. Although I am sure this stamp will come out of the draw again for more use!

This time I have used Basic Grey - Olivia paper and some more hand stitching. Enjoy! Sorry about the picture. This was taken in the car before heading off to work.
For a reminder of my other cards, click here.

Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl Stamp
Basic Grey - Olivia Paper
Black cardstock
Black thread

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Tesco Update

EDIT: Is anyone else having troubles with their blogging background. I keep getting white backgrounds after a new post. And it takes a while for the background to appear

All of the front of the building has gone now. Just the digging left to do and getting rid of the rubble. This is from my latest set of pictures from this Friday.

This is a picture of the back of the building where the car park entrance was. They have taken a lot of the slabs down and now are taking the middle section of it down.

This Thursday gone, there was this little section on the front left.
With the Salvation Army building next door, they had to be very careful with the section and not to cause any damage. So up went those boards on the left. And on Friday this section was virtually all gone.
Thats all for now...

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Lyndsey's Blog Candy

Over at Lyndsey Marie's blog she is offering this amazing candy below:
This blog candy includes:
1x 6x6 K&Co Paper Pad
1x Papermania Sentiment Embossing Folder
1 x Ladybug Crafts Ink Clear Stamp
1 x Penny Black Wooden Stamp
1 x WRMK Clear Stamp
1 x pk Cystal Gems
2 x 10m pks Raffia
1 X Smooch Spritz
1 x pk Self Adhesive Embellishments
1 x pk Paper Roses
4 x pks Various Pins
1 x Distressing Tool
5 x Promarkers

For chance to win this candy, pop on over to Lyndsey's blog by clicking here

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Lora Crafts

When I started crafting and blogging, I met a lovely sharing and talented crafter at docrafts called Mad Mother aka Lyndsey Marie. She soon bought a shop and I always wanted to go to visit her, but I always thought it was really far from me down south. She recently re done the blog for her shop and I discovered that the shop was not that far at all. So off i set to make a date

A while ago, I had the hance to visit Lora Crafts at Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. so I did.

Thank you Lyndsey for putting up with me for over an hour. It was great to have a chat with you, I really enjoyed it. Do have a pop around whenever you have a chance.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Forever Friend Big Present

I saw this amazing card over at Sue Lesley's blog using a Forever Friends stamp. It made me realise that it has been a while since I have inked up a Forever Friend stamp or used one of their amazing CD roms. So i am determined now to at least use one Forever Friend Stamp or something from their CD once a week and post it on my blog every Sunday. Let's see how long I can keep this up for! This card has been inspired by Sue, and I made three variations of the card.
Products used:
Forever Friends Big Present
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Papermania Swirls
Adhesive Gems
Pink Coordinations Cardstock
Hamptead - Icons and Sentiment Stamp Set (for the With love Sentiment)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Tesco Update

Here is my next instalment on the update of tesco. The slabs on the edge of the building for the car parks have now all gone. And the middle of the building has gone. Both ends are still in one piece.

On the left hand side of the picture you can see the front part of the building and on the far side, the remaining part of the building. Then on the left, you can see the back end of the building. The whole chunk in the middle has gone!

The rubble in the middle - is all wirey / stringy.

A closer up shot of the remaining bulidng on the far right hand side.

A picture of part of the car park I can only assume. The glass has been broken on one of the windows.

Here is a picture of the outdoor car park - still pretty much standing not much work done there. But at night when all the workmen have gone all their diggers sit in this area.
If you are walking past the building this morning, or driving. Becareful you and you car will get sprayed on and get dirty. They are wetting the concrete down and blowing, to stop the dust on the side buildings / houses / cars getting dirty. Well Tesco are doing their best - but I am afraid there is dirt everywhere! And not a lot of people happy. Even our building has suffered from cracks from all the thudding and falling of the bricks and building.

A picture of the front of the building:

Later on in the day when I do drive past at night, I expect the majority of the front to be gone. I hope to get some action shots. With it all happening. I am very excited. I was getting some funny looks from people as I was taking pictures. And? I want to keep memories. Because when my children are born, they will have never seen this.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl

Just in time for a quick post, to show another card on my spotlight on Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl stamp. I love this stamp. When this post goes live I will be up the M6 getting to our head office for a meeting. I am nervous, but I am sure I will be fine.

Some more of my hand stitching on the cards. Well I should confess, the hand stitching is from my mum, gives her something to do whilst she is sitting down and stops her from going into the kitchen
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl
Basic Grey - Curio Papers
Brown Cardstock
Brown thread
Cinnamon Promarker

Monday, 7 March 2011


Today I thought I would share with you what is happening in my local area. We have a Tesco store, quiet a big store that has been there for years and has taken a bit of a beating. The car park is very old and parts not so modern, and safe looking.

About a further 10 minute drive there is a huge tesco. The plan was when this big tesco at the Ricoh Arena opened, our local tesco was going to close. However despite the huge tesco, this Tesco store was too profitable to let go. So Tesco's have invested in demolishing the store, buying the surrounding store and building a bigger tesco here in our old little town.

That was all exciting, apart from the fact I work over the road. And when they started knocking the slabs down, the huge thuds it was making was shaking our building. It was not easy sitting there and quiet disturbing. So disturbing I had to go and take pictures.


This is the point where we here these huge slabs falling. The first unexpected one was very disturbing, as you did not know what it was.

Will show you more up to date pictures soon as it is demolished in stages. Its difficult to get pictures of the other side of the building as it is a road with no where to park.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Wild Rose Studio Cappucino Girl

Before my month as CES guest Designer, which I loved and it was a shame it came to an end! Sulking away...

Where was I? Oh yes, before my month as CES Guest Designer I started spotlighting Wild Rose Studio stamps. Last week, you saw a few spotlights on various stamps which I will pick up on again at a later date. My latest spotlight was on the Cappucino Girl stamp. To see my previous cards using this stamp click here.

My next card uses papers from the Spring CD collection combined with some card stock and organza ribbon for a classy look. I hope you like.I have used real hand stitching on this card. Something that I am loving on my recent cards. (just not the time it takes!)
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl
Wild Rose Studio - Spring CD
Silver Organza Ribbon
Silver Grey thread
Black and White card stock

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Stylish Blog Award

hi, just wanted to thank Gill and Alizabethy who has kindly given me this Stylish blog award. As i have already received it before, I will not do the normal. But just wanted to say thank you to Gill. Do visit their blogs by clicking on their names.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Blog Candy

There is some amazing blog candy available at Creating From The Heart, a sewing machine! Wow. See the picture below, for more information click here

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Glitterpot Docrafts Sale

Over at The Glitterpot they have a sale of docraft items. All items have been bundles in sets and are now third of the price. Very good bargains to be made. Click here to be taken to the sale. Sometimes it pays to wait I suppose!