Thursday, 31 May 2007


A small piece of wood, metal or plastic used for holding things together or marking a position.

His & Hers

Wednesday, 30 May 2007


A dark area created by lack of light.
Shadows in our space today:
His & Hers

Tuesday, 29 May 2007


A little something to brighten up your day, week or year!


This brighten up our cocker spaniels day as he is not usually allowed on the lawn as he produces patches of dead grass.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Top Totty!

Mmmmm I like a man in make up with long hair mincing about the place (just don't let Pete know that). I am not very attracted to Johnny Depp but Jack Sparrow is gorgeous and in this film Orlando Bloom ends up in make up and a bandanna so double the totty for me!!! We went this morning to see the third film in the series and weren't disappointed despite the iffy reviews we had read. If you are a fan of the first 2 you will enjoy this film even though it could have been shorter. It's not giving anything away saying that at one point there were about 15 Jack Sparrows on the screen - I thought I had died and gone to heaven I didn't know which one to drool over first!! We have not done much else this weekend due to the poor weather and Pete wasn't well yesterday so he spent most of the day lying on the bed with stomach pains courtesy of Crones disease. It came on really quickly, lasted a few hours and then went away again. Got to go the batteries running low on the laptop.

Saturday, 26 May 2007


A throw back of light from a surface.

Today Pete has decided he wants to play along with the my space thingy too. So this should prove interesting as he knows how to use a camera but hasn't got an artistic bone in his body where as I just point and shoot but like to think I am artistic.

His & Hers

Friday, 25 May 2007


An implement used for eating.
Here's the spoon in my space today.

I have found a cool photo prompt blog at so thought I would start playing along. We have had the Canon SLR for a couple of years now and I still don't know what most of the buttons are for so it's about time a learnt how to use it properly!

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Couldn't resist....

.... showing you sleeping beauty. Would you believe that this is in the second half of the Liverpool match last night and he is a big Liverpool fan!!! He is still insisting he watched it all and didn't fall asleep - yeah right Kyle!!



Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Football is good for something...

it keeps them out of my hair while I create!!!

C5 Card Blank
Papers - Basic Grey
Green Card Stock
Dark Pink Button
White Flower from Bety
Green Flower - Prima
Stamp - Autumn Leaves Flourish


Machine sewing, stamping, printing and inking. I used typewriter font for the writing.



Daisy Daisy

I took this photo the other day when I was playing with the camera so I thought I would share. It's something I would love to do properly but it takes more time than I have so I have to make do with the point and shoot method. Having a Canon digital SLR does help and makes me look better than I actually am.Pete spent all day yesterday in hospital again having an iron infusion as it was getting low again. He came home like the human pin cushion as they exploded two of the veins in his hand so ended up in his arm. His blood count is not too bad (for him) at the moment but could be a lot better as it is about half of what it should be. He also had his fortnightly epo injection last night so that should hopefully give his blood a boost. Other than that he is doing OK apart from a huge bruise on his back ?!? Not me honestly! Kyle is going out in sympathy as he is bruised and scrapped all over as he has decided that doing stunts on his bike is a good idea. We are not so sure as we have had to replace 2 nuts and a tyre since he started last week!!!


Monday, 21 May 2007

d is for ...

This is a commissioned card I made for someone called David - obviously!

C6 Blue Card Blank
Papers - Basic Grey
Blue Card Stock
Quickutz sparkle die cut
Orange Brad from Stash
American Crafts Ribbon
XL408B Peel Off - Black Happy Birthday

Methods:Machine sewing, doodling and inking.

...d i y
This is the wall that Pete built! He got some free wood from work a couple of weeks ago and decided to screen the bamboo off with it. Last Saturday he built a brick wall at the bottom and this weekend he topped it off with a wooden screen. Now it's left up to me to paint it. Taking the t-shirt off wasn't a good idea as he got burnt!!

Matt decided he wasn't going to be out done by his Dad so started to build a bird table with the left over wood. Unfortunately starting is where he stopped too!! He managed to cut the wood and then, typical teenager, when we tried to tell him the holes he was drilling weren't big enough and the screws wouldn't go in he did the usual and ignored us. As soon as he couldn't screw the screw in because it was too tight he gave up rather than admit we were right and he was wrong but at least he tried!!



Monday, 14 May 2007

Just been tagged!

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to blog about their 7 things and post the rules as well. At the end of your blog you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog.
  1. I hate the tattoo I got at 18 when everyone else didn't have one, but I haven't got the nerve to get it removed or tattooed over.
  2. I can wobble my eyes.
  3. My favourite programmes are House and Supernatural.
  4. I would love to do a Parachute jump.
  5. I'm really horrible when I have PMS.
  6. I watch neighbours every day (in my defence it is the only soap I watch)
  7. I have stopped smoking, biting my nails and being fat.

Anyone I know who hasn't done this one yet - consider yourselves tagged.

Rach x

Monday, 7 May 2007


Not had much chance to craft as I am still trying to get everything on to my shop. I have hopefully got a new supplier lined up and should be able to sell the 12 x 12 papers and the flowers that I use to make cards in the near future so watch that space! Here is the only card I made this week which was for my friends birthday on Saturday.

130mm square White plain Card Blank
Papers - Basic Grey
Pink Card Stock
Prima Flowers
Brads from Stash

Machine sewing, doodling and inking.


Incy Wincy Spider..

I hope you have all had a good long weekend like we have. As you might have guessed we have been to see Spiderman 3 today which was not too bad for the third one. The story was a bit weak but the effects were good - the boys enjoyed it which is the main thing.We have done some more gardening and are now the proud growers of some rhubarb and 2 beautiful apple trees which were a birthday present from my Dad - thanks Dad! I also discovered a family of mice living in the compost heap when I churned it up. Pete decided to lay some traps with chocolate in them so we now have 2 dead mice in the bin. I did get a humane trap and a third mouse was released into the wild this morning this is now the only trap allowed in the garden.Pete can be forgiven for murdering the cute, furry mice though as he bought me a Sony MP3 player for my birthday with a digital radio on it for when I do my running each day. It's great and was the first surprise he has got me for years so he is in my good books at the moment it even makes the running a little more fun!

Tuesday, 1 May 2007


Just thought I would have a five minute break from stocking the new shop to blog. I have a feeling that it won't be fully stocked by tomorrow but never mind everything will get listed eventually and I have managed to put a lot in there already. I am looking at some new items to order for the new shop but if anyone has any ideas of things they would like to see in there then please feel free to let me know and I will see what I can do.

This is another card that I made for Jessica's birthday for her Grandma and Grandad to send to her. Her Grandad took the photograph, which probably explains the perplexed look on her face - he has that effect on most of us!!