37 Days until Christmas......

So time has flown and there are only 37 days until Christmas Day. I have hardly done any Christmas Shopping and my Christmas Card makes are non-existent. Having had a lingering cold for nearly 2 weeks isn't helping either. Just as I think I am getting better it deteriorates again. 

Friday night we went to see Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is definitely worth watching. Saturday saw us zipping off to Wembley to watch the England v Slovenia match (via Westfield, Stratford for a quick tagine in the food court) which after the first boring half ended with a final good 3-1 result. A quick trip around the new Wembley Outlet shops and a browse around the Christmas Market ended with a trip to Costa before piling on the tube back home. A good day was had by all I think. 

Here is a card I made a while back. I went through a time of making flowery cards. 

This was made solely out of Stampin' Up! Supplies. Love that flower punch and stamp set. 

Right off to look for a good book to read. And then after dinner (chilli which has been cooking in the slow cooker all day), I am going to watch the new Ripper Street on Amazon Prime. Have a great evening all. X

Exciting Times

Been very busy yet again. Thursday night we won our music quiz yet again. That is the third time in a row and this week we will get 15 points deducted from our score. Cannot see us making it a fourth time. 

Friday we went to the cinema to see Interstellar. It was okay, but thought the ending ruined it. Not saying anymore in case you want to watch it. It was very long at around 3 hours. 

Saturday evening the boys went to a Firework Display with my daughter. Unfortunately the heavens opened at the time they started and everyone ended up really wet. They did enjoy it though. 

Sunday. Well that was the highlight of my year (except for my birthday). We went to see Billy Idol, he was a punk rocker back in the 70/80s. I have waited 36 years to see him and it was worth every minute. Cannot believe he is nearly 59. He had so much energy and from a distance looked the same as he ever did. Spikey blonde hair and leather. Lol. 

And a photo to prove we were enjoying ourselves. 

Anyway. Better get on to the things you are here for. 

I know a lot of these type of cards have been made. A chest of drawers with baby items poking out of the drawers or hanging off the door knobs, and this is my first attempt at one. I think maybe the chest of drawers could have been a lighter brown, but overall I was pleased with it. 

So that's it for today, will be back soon with some more makes. Have a great day all. X

Fun Times.

Life is never boring. We are always out doing something. Thursday nights we have our weekly Music Quiz at the White Swan in Bicknacre, Friday night was Halloween and we went to a party at my sister's house. And here we are all dressed up. 

I am the Pirate Zombie and Hubby is the clown, which totally freaked out my 18 year old son. 

Saturday night we went to see Nightcrawler at the cinema (as we have Unlimited Cards), and Monday we had a trip to Thorpe Park. It was open until 10pm so not only did we get to play all day, we visited the Fright Night Mazes in the dark and then rode all the rides in the dark too. Awesome!!!

Today I have a card to show you. It is what is called a box card. It folds flat and fits into an envelope and then you can pop it up to make a box once opened. 

This was made for my female Pastor's birthday. She loves shoes so I just had to incorporate shoes into the design. What do you think?  Card stock and paper all Stampin! Up. 

Tonight we are off out to our monthly Pub Quiz. We haven't done so well for a while after having a spate of coming first and second. Fingers crossed we do better tonight as it is the last one before Christmas. 

Take care folks and have a great evening. X

Back Again Today

Hi everyone. I have managed to come back today to show you some more things I have made. We had a very busy weekend. We went to see The Fury and The Babadook at the cinema, also a karaoke night at the pub Saturday night and our friend did an impromptu gig at the pub last night so we went along to see him. A hilarious night was had. Very very surreal. 

So here are my makes. 

The inside of a card I made for my daughter's birthday. She loves camper vans. 

And this is the outside, a very cool colour camper van. 

The card stock I used was Stampin' Up!  I used a file from Silhouette Store to cut the design and used my Cameo to cut it. 

So I will be back later this week with another update. We have a Halloween Party on Friday, I will show you what my boys will go dressed as. They had a party at Scouts last week and dressed up for it, so have had a trial run. 

Have a good evening. 

Have You Missed Me?

Wow, wow, wow. Been a while since I posted. I have been a bad blogger over the last few years but am going to try to blog more regularly from now onwards.

Life keeps changing, but then again stays the same. My son passed his driving test a couple of weeks ago and bought himself a car. It is wonderful that he is now more independent and can spend more time with his mates.

I have also been busy card wise over the last couple of months, but have cased a lot of cards from Pinterest, so will be sharing over the next couple of days.

It was my grandsons birthday on 9th October. He was 5 and here is the card I made for him.

I am having a lazy day tonight before going out to the pub tonight with friends. It's Karaoke Night, but I don't sing. Ha ha.

Take care everyone. X

Just a warning to anyone who is thinking of swapping their broadband and phone line to BT UK DONT!!

We were with BT many years ago and left because of problems, we went to Talk Talk and although there were a few problems with them too, they cost us much less money, and they sorted out the problems and we had a good speed of broadband and phone line for hardly any cost per month. Hubby then started working from home and we decided we needed High Speed Fibre Optic. Against our better judgement we went back to BT UK with the cost per month at least 3 times that of Talk Talk. 

Since being back with them our broadband has consistently dropped out, sometimes dropping out around 2.30pm in the afternoon and still not being back at 7am the next morning. Hubby has had to hotspot off my mobile phone just so he can work. Adding extra costs to our broadband. 

BT UK sent several engineers around, for several weeks as the problem was never fixed, and eventually it was decided that the cables in our road were over 50 years old and they would be replaced as there was a fault on our line. They came one Thursday afternoon, dug the hole, then came back on Monday morning and filled it back in again. Someone from BT rang and said they had actually filled it in without doing anything about the cables by accident, as engineers had been unable to come out to do the work because of the rain. That was a week ago. Since then no one has been out to fix it, our broadband still consistently drops off and since Thursday we have had no phone line either.

My daughter has recently been in hospital, she has ITP and if she even knocks herself it is imperitive she get herself checked out as her blood count is low and she could have internal bleeding. As I am a Certified Emergency First Aider, I am always her first port of call, and we have had to top her mobile phone up for her so that she can call my mobile now as she cannot call my home phone. More expense. 

Hubby tweeted about it this morning and BT got back to him saying an engineer is on his way to fix the fault. We haven't seen any BT engineer, but I dont expect they will be fixing our broadband.

What an expensive mistake it was for us to go back to BT UK. Please be warned. Will it ever be fixed? Who knows, but we have never been offered a refund or anything. Such a Comedy of Errors....

Edited to add:-  Unbelievable. Including our line rental we pay £40 for line rental and 80mb fibre broadband. We haven't had a phone since Thursday despite BT telling us a BT Engineer was on his way this morning and we are getting 17 mbs broadband. Totally unbelievable. BT UK you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Edited yet again to add:-  Hubby has retweeted them asking why if an engineer was on his way to fix it at 10 this morning it still wasn't fixed, he got a reply saying..... they have a commitment to fix our line by 23rd October and will ring us on 24th October to see if it works.  Hubby said that we will be wanting a refund of our payments as we aren't even getting 1/4 of the speed we are paying for, by Wednesday we will have been without the phone for a week and they said that is something we will have to discuss with an Account Manager.  Not so helpful.

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Finally Made It Back

Well I have finally made it back.  Today is the first day they have all gone back to school, but still things here are busy busy busy....... yesterday we went to see Thousand Foot Krutch, an awesome Christian Band, infact, I think they are the best Christian Band.  Heavy Rock, just how I like it, but they have never visited the UK before, so I was so excited to see them when they finally did.  Only took them 16 years, and we saw them in a small 500 people venue.

Friday we are off to Wembley to watch the England Moldova football match with the boys.  Lets hope it is a good one and the rain isn't too heavy.  We have seats 5 rows from the pitch this time instead of upstairs so will get wet if it rains.

I haven't really been crafting lately either, I have still been buying stash though and will one day break it open and use it.  At the moment I am working on a Birthday Card for someone and a little tag book for my son to keep track of the pocket money he earns.  Today I am just too worn out to do anything though.  That will teach me to leap around dancing, jumping etc at my age at gigs.... lol

This is the card I made for my grand daughters birthday, she loves Disney and pink so I hope she liked it.  She is only 2 though so not sure she has so much of an opinion at the moment.  lol

Hope to make this blogging lark a more regular thing now the boys have gone back to school.  See you all soon.... xx
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