Monday, 18 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Well I'm well a chuffed Mum, Nicki's in Uni. Results were ok, 2D's in Drama and English, and a B in Dance. So we were unsure, but then a letter arrived from Uni, saying your in. I scream and cried. Nicki's crying and on cloud 109 lol. hugs for everyone Vicki oxo's
Well today is a funny old day, I'm feeling terrible, it's results day for A-levels. My Nicki is getting ready for collage as I type. I really don't mind if she doesn't pass. But Nicki is hoping to go to Uni. She's had the interviews and done the audition etc etc, and has been accepted on that, but of course will need the point to get in. So it's fingers crossed and keep your mouth shut Mum. I made the mistake of saying it didn't matter if she didn't get what she wanted she could resit and apply next year. OOOOO I thought or was trying to say I was proud without the results. She's worked hard and that's all I've ever asked. And seeing that neither me or her Dad did A-levels we're chuffed already. But it means the world to her, so I have the biggest worry belly on. I'll hopefully put another post on later saying what's happened. We might have to wait a few days to hear from her Uni, if it's down to a few little points.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Well all my plans in the summer holiday for crafting everyday! What happened? Well it's the girls, yes they sleep till late, but while they sleep I'm tidying and sorting out tea, washing etc etc. Then it's Mandy can you play games with me. So of course I'm playing all sorts, we've even been out and brought battleships and downfall to play. I'm loving spending time with my girls and all the other kids that end up at my place. But one of them seems to have put my crafting head somewhere. Cos I really can't get into crafting at all. The only thing I've been doing is these invites for my best mates birthday in November. And if I'm honest I wasn't really into them. I think that's because I printed off 100 wordings and cut to size then penciled line in both corners for the ribbon. Then put on double sided tape on about 97 before I noticed I'd not changed the phone number on the printing, that Kim had told me I'd done wrong!!!!!!!! lol. I can laugh now, but can you image lol. These invites were just want Kim wanted, I'd wanted to do something more, but she just wanted simple. So it's printed wording from the computer, with added old photo of Kim. Then added the purple ribbon, then the silver ribbon on top. Then stuck onto silver mirror card, and finally adding Quickutz 4 0's. So 100 altogether and I must admit they did look ok. For the tables on the night of the party I'm going to do cards the same with loads of old photo's of Kim. And Kim's making the cake with old photo's too.
Monday, 4 August 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Monday, 14 July 2008
oooo more blog candy this time from Linda http://linda-wright.blogspot.com/ and it's such a great candy. Plus if you add a link you'll get to see some of the brill cards Linda has done. She's really good I've added her to my favourite blogs now so go on have a look and post a link too. Happy crafting Vicki oxo's
ooo even more blog candy up for grab. And another one that has loads of goodies. Plus has some beautiful cards too, well worth a look just for the cards. I know I'll be back. It's Maria for this blog candy http://mariascards.blogspot.com/ good luck everyone hugs Vicki oxo's
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Well feeling a bit down in the dumps today. It's my Nicki's 18th and of course she isn't here. She's having a whale of a time in Spain. I keep crying I know silly, but first birthday apart and I always go so over the top with birthday, always loads of balloons and banners etc etc. And it being a big birthday too. She rang this morning to say hi and wish Mandy good luck for her grade 3 flute exam. And both of us ended up in tears. She really is having a great time, but is missing me too bless. Only another 12 sleeps and she's home.
But I did get a smile on my face when I saw the great blog candy that Andrea has http://andreabrownjohn.blogspot.com/ go on have a look, plus look at her cards they are always amazing. This is one of my favourite blog for sure.
Have a good evening and hopefully I'll be up to crafting tomorrow. big hugs Vicki oxo's
Friday, 11 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
We look at you today and see the same beautiful mouth that made us cry when you first smiled at us when you were a baby.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Well I did have time to do one card yesterday, for a little one at school. For this card I used the Friday sketches challenge http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ Although I've done a c6 card instead of a square. Another good sketch from them, why not give it a go. And let me know I'll leave you a comment.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Steve and I were invited out for Cathie's birthday last night so had to do quick card. I did this card at about 5.30am yesterday morning. It was lovely, so peaceful and didn't have to worry about phone going or one of the girls wanting something. I really love purple so did this to my colours as not that sure what Cathie's colours are. I used downloaded papers added Tilda painted with watercolours then finished with a ribbon and buttons which have white tread in and finally added Happy Birthday.
Well Steve and I haven't been out in an age. We're not going out sort of people, but we had a great night at a local pub. Where freinds of Cathie's were playing in their band. The singer was amazing. I've heard her before and she has that kind of voice that makes the hair on the back of your neck raise. And at one point I was dancing with a drunk Miss Cathie (she's my girls dance teacher) round handbags. OOOOO yes that's bad and I felt dreadful as I don't drink so handbags were so there!!!! lol. No really a great night, cut a bit short as Steve had to start work at midnight. And we've promised ourselves that we'll go out next time they have an open gig ooooo get me, one night and I'm talking the talk lol.
Well I'm off to get some crafting done. No dance for me this weekend hooray! Have a great weekend everyone. big hugs oxo's Vicki
Friday, 27 June 2008
Well it's been another busy and funny week. I've not touched the sewing machine all week which is heaven. But I've been on the phone all week, sorting out costumes with Mum's that weren't just so. Most have been lovely, but a couple have been horrid. And one that hadn't done the 2 costumes she had at all. Told me she was far too busy to be making costumes. OOOO don't get me started lol. You all know how many I've been doing! But it's all sorted now and she did say sorry!
Also I booked an appointment for my Steve, because he's been having pains in his pacemaker site. He's only had the pacemaker 10 months, so they think it's when the pacemaker kicks in, he can feel the electic currant. Should settle more over the next year. Mind you a bit of a shock, when told that on average his heart is stopping twice a day. Thank Goodness for the pacemaker. To think this time last year he was running about 80 miles a week. He still runs, but is not back to his normal pace yet. No time at moment tooooooo busy with making ships for the show lol.
Well it's been sooooo lovely getting back to my crafting and hopping around looking at your blogs. There has been some amazing cards done by you all while I've had my back turned. Well done to you all, Have a great day, enjoy the sun big hugs oxo's Vicki
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
For my first card in ages I've chosen to do the Friday sketchers http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ I've used paper from my stash and some velum. It doesn't show up well, but you can see the dots under the velum a bit better on the card itself. I added Edwin painted with watercolours. Then stamped Happy Birthday and then added TommyLee's name with Quickutz letters.
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Well as you know I haven't been doing many cards because of the show. But I had to do a card for Mandy's friend. And after visiting Andrea's blog and seeing her great card I thought I'd do the Cute card Thursday Challenge 14. http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ The challenge is to use 3 different embellishments. So for this card I used ribbon on the ballet shoes and between the papers, pink gems on the ballet skirt and different beads on elastic for the side. So a real girly card for her dance friend. I used paper from my stash and painted the image with watercolours. Then added Quickutz ballet shoes, and letters.
I don't think I'll be posting much this week as I'm working full time this week. And have final costumes to give out and make for dress rehearsal next Sunday. Then it will hopefully be a huge sign and nothing to do except get excited and take girls to extra rehearsals for the show on the 6th July. Next week at dress rehearsal I will take photo, so you can all see the costumes I've been going on and on about lol. Have a happy crafting week, big hugs Vicki oxo's