Address Book

My son was entering a group competition with Cubs and had to make an address book with all his groups name and addresses in.  I thought a tag book would be idea, so cut out the bits on my Silhouette Cameo and he put it all together..... Each tag has a separate persons name and address on it, with more patterned paper on the back.  I think it was okay as his team came 1st.....

This was made using Echo Park Paper and Stampin' Up! ribbon.  And very lucky he was to have me part with this paper, its normally the stuff I stroke and put away carefully....

It was sports day a couple of weeks ago.  We dont get to see the secondary school one but I still have the pleasure of going off to junior school to watch my son compete.  He came 2nd in single running and got a certificate.  They also take part in class events.

Have a great day, enjoy the sun.  xx

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Not me, just my grandson's nursery school teacher.  I think it is rather sad as she also taught my 2 younger sons and she is such a lovely lady.  My daughter asked me to make her a leaving card, she is actually retiring but didn't want anyone to know.  I sat down ready to make a card, but came up with something else instead.  She probably got loads of cards so thought something a bit different would be in order.  So here it is......

I made it using a couple of files from the Silhouette Studio Store, it is a little paper pieced vase with a rose and petals placed inside.  The acetate box was also a file which I made a big bigger to accommodate the flower in the vase.  The tag and rose design were more designs from the shop too..... I have so many that I haven't used yet, but the weather is just too hot to work at the moment.

The new Stampin' Up! catalogue is also out and I have placed a nice order with my friend for some very yummy stash, including the new In Colours which I think are absolutely yummy.  I have also joined a Ribbon Share with another friend so I can have some of the new ribbons colours without having to buy a whole reel as I am fast running out of storage space in my craft room.....

So that is it for today, hope you may have got a bit of inspiration from visiting..... enjoy the weather and take care xxx

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Looking like a nice weekend....

Hello, and a happy Friday to you all.  It was rather dull here this morning and not so warm but immediately the sun came out the heat turned up and it is now very hot.  Fingers crossed this continues for the weekend.

As promised yesterday, I will tell you about Hubby's latest win.  On Monday he won 4 tickets to see Human League and Kew Gardens on Wednesday night.  So we took the boys and had a picnic on the lawn.  My youngest son absolutely loved it, he kept running down to infront of the stage and dancing, he said everyone was dancing there and he wouldn't get embarrassed.  I think a wonderful time was had by us all, culminating in a spectacular firework display.  Now I must admit that Human League in no way resemble the group of old, but they do sound exactly the same.

They played all their best songs, finishing their set with Dont You Want Me Baby.

But they came back on for an encore and finished with Forever In Electric Dreams......

The whole evening was absolutely awesome....

Even the firework display was brilliant, would definately consider going again another year, even if we have to buy the tickets.

Last weekend was my youngest Grand Daughters first birthday.  I made her some vests (or at least decorated them with vinyl) and made her a cute little 1st birthday card.

This one was made using rhinestones.  I cut the template out of rhinestone material on my Silhouette Cameo, then ironed on the rhinestones.  I think this was my favourite.

A sparkly princess iron on vinyl design, also cut using my Silhouette Cameo and then ironed on to the vest.  In future I think I will sort out my heat press for vinyl work as it works better than using the iron.

A little princess carriage for a little princess.....

And a cute little monkey holding some sparkling hearts.  

This was the birthday card I made for her, lots of paper piecing using a file from the Silhouette Studio Store.  It really is so cute.

Sorry for the photo heavy post today, I hope you enjoyed visiting and pop back again soon..... have a really great weekend and don't get too sunburned.  xx

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Busy busy busy.....

Well it has been hectic here, so many concerts, so little time.... lol.  We had an absolutely brilliant time at British Summer Time in Hyde Park last Friday.  Hospitality was awesome, food was awesome and drinks were awesome, but the most awesome thing of all (apart from the groups) were the ice-creams.  I have never tasted such gorgeous ice-cream in all my life, and believe me I have had quite a few ice-creams.  It was so, so good that I never even took a photograph of it.  I guess you could tell how awesome it tasted from a photograph anyway.

This was the yummy Lobster and Salmon Burger I had in a Brioche Roll.... absolutely gorgeous with big lumps of lobster in it.  We also had a Pimms to drink with it and then I had a waffle with strawberries and cream and more alcohol.... lol

I absolutely love the Kaiser Chiefs and was so pleased to be seeing them again, we saw them at Cliffs Pavilion last year and we were at the front on the rail..... awesome.  And he walked straight past us too, climbed a sound booth and then ran back through the crowd.  Brilliant

After that came Bon Jovi, another band we had seen before but brilliant nonetheless..... and Jon Bon came out on the catwalk too..... unfortunately only once....  they were on for nearly 3 hours...

We were only 5 rows back from the front, so were close enough to see them very close up.  We found out when we got to Hyde Park that we actually had Golden Circle access...

Anyway, enough of concerts for today.... I thought I would show you my nails.  I bought 2 more new Konad plates to stamp onto my nails (google Konad Plates if you dont know what I am talking about), and finished my nails off this morning.  I think they look pretty cool and I seem to have got the hang of the stamping now....

And finally a card I made.  I will admit I made it a while ago but it was my son and daughter in laws anniversary this week and I thought this would be ideal for the occasion.

I added a nice insert with Happy Anniversary stamped on it.  All stash used is from Stampin' Up! 

I will try and pop back tomorrow, I haven't told you about Hubby's latest win and news yet.  Watch this space.  xx

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So excited.

Our tickets, or should I say Lanyards and wristbands turned up today for British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday. We are seeing Bon Jovi and The Kaiser Chiefs, and hospitality runs from 2pm til 11pm and we get free hospitality too. Should be really good.

Cannot wait. 

Tuesday nights we go to a General Knowledge quiz once a month, and last night was that night. We were missing my sister who normally comes but we still managed to make third place so very pleased with that, especially as we made second last Thursday at our weekly music quiz. 

And now for the crafty part. I just wanted to show you my boys water bottles. The flasks cost 99p each in the 99p store and I stuck their names on them using vinyl which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. 

I think they look like they cost a lot more than 99p. What do you think?  

Hope to see you all tomorrow, have a great evening. X

Happy Monday

Feeling tired today so haven't managed to do anything on my list other than the shopping. Have just played Guitar Hero with my daughter, I sang Uprising by Muse and she played guitar. I got 86% which isn't bad. If you have heard my singing you will know why I am pleased with that score. 

Friday I went to my youngest sons school where they were celebrating 100 years of the school. Cannot believe I have been going there for 25 years without a break. When son leaves next year it will be the end of an era. Friday they had a picnic on the field and friends and relatives were invited. Unfortunately it rained so we sat under a tree. We also had my grand daughter with us because my grandson was in hospital having grommets fitted. 

But a good time was had by all. The children then performed songs from different decades for the parents. My sons class did Let's Ger Ready To Rumble by Ant and Dec, followed by the opening of the Summer Fayre. 

Here are a couple of Thank You cards I have made. The same card with 2 colour ways. Paper is My Minds Eye and Stampin' Up!  Ticket is a stamp set and punch from Stampin' Up!  Insides are decorated too, but yet again I have no photos of them. 

Have a good afternoon. I will see you back here tomorrow I hope. X