Saturday, November 27, 2010

The boys are making their Christmas cards today.

Got Given This Set at Convention

Love this one

Convention Cards


Well I have been a bit lax in updating my blog properly lately so apologies for that.   The first thing I want to say is thanks to everyone who came on Thursday night.   I had a great time and it was so nice to meet Sarah and Claire for the first time.  As usual I forgot to take any photos of the event but I will try and find some of the lovely stuff we made from our new kits and post it.   We were so busy sticking, cutting and gluing that we didn't eat many of the mince pies!   My kitchen was like a bomb had hit it on Friday morning though - anyway, we had a great laugh and we shall do it again, maybe with a cheaper kit next time.

I had a nice quiet hour or so on Friday making some simple Christmas Cards, thanks Alex for the company.  I find if you make a date with someone like that it gives you the permission and the time to sit and get on with it.   Alex made a lovely card but I also forgot to take a photo of that too... what am I like (no comments necessary LOL)

Well as my beloved hubby is away sailing today (yes in this weather) I have the boys all to myself so we are going to see the new Harry Potter this afternoon.  I also have planned a session so they can make their christmas cards, I can finish mine and they will be learning to sew using some great £1 kids Christmas stocking kits I got.  Even boys need to be able to sew at some point I think.  I will try to remember to post a photo of them too.  We will also be going on one of our adventure walks if I can pluck up the courage to go outside brrrrrrrr!

I am not sure about everyone else but I am not sure if I love this weather or hate it.  It is so beautiful and the sky is lovely and blue but the COOOLLLLDDD hate it.   Can't help wondering about my other half out at sea he must be frozen.

Had a great evening last night helping a the cubs Christmas Concert, the kids were great on stage and it was actually better because they hadn't rehearsed much as the ad libs and whispered asides were often just as good as the jokes in the show.  They were all fantastic performers and it was great to see the Cubs, Beavers and Scouts all together.   Not sure how much we raised but I sold a lot of cakes and there were a lot of cups of tea, coffee and hot choccy made.

Looking forward to Christmas in the UK this year for the first time in about 4 years.  I am getting a goose to roast as that is one thing I miss in Canada.   It will just be us as my Dad is in Blackpool enjoying time with his brother Uncle Ron in a posh hotel, and my Mother in Law will be in Leeds.

Well I think I have droned on enough now so hope this brings me up to date.  Promise to put some posts on with piccies.   Above this I will be able to show you some of the piccies I took of cards in convention.

Well as Christmas approaches don't forget you can have gift vouchers from your loved ones and if you have a wish list you can get them to order from me and I will wrap it all for you ready so your surprises will include something you can really enjoy.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quick Thank You

This is cased from a card at convention. It looks really nice in real life.

Party tonight for Christmas Bundles. Can't wait.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it.
(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
() Grease 2
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(X ) Starsky and Hutch
(X ) Neverending Story
(X ) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( X) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) Saw III
( ) Saw IV
( ) Saw V
( ) Saw VI
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
(X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X ) Harry Potter 4
(X ) Harry Potter 5
(X) Harry Potter 6
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
( ) Resident Evil 3
( ) Resident Evil 4
(X ) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(X ) Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
(X ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(X) 13 Going on 30
(X ) I, Robot
(X ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
( X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
(X ) A Cinderella Story
(X ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( X) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( X) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
(X ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Hellboy II: The Golden Army
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( X) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( X) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( X) Nightmare on Elm Street
() Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
(X ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number SlevIn
( X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X ) Ocean’s Twelve
( X) Bourne Identity
(X ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( X) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( X) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X ) She’s All That
(X) Calendar Girls
() Sideways
( X) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
() Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X ) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X ) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X-3
( X) Spider-Man
(X ) Spider-Man 2
(X ) Spider-Man 3
( X) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(XX ) Freaky Friday(both versions)
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(XX) Miracle on 34th street(both again)
( ) Old School
(X ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( X) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
(X) Highlander
(X ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
() Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
() Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
() Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
() Waterworld
() Kill Bill Vol. 1
() Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
() The Matrix: Reloaded
() The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
() The Ghost and the Darkness
(X) The Meaning of Life (I'm assuming the Monty Python one...)
(X) The Sixth Sense
() Unbreakable
( ) Unforgiven
(X) Dances With Wolves
( ) Pale Rider
( ) Children of Men
( ) Bubba Hotep
( ) Getting Married in Buffalo Jump
() Pitch Black
() The Chronicles of Riddick
() Men With Brooms
(X) Weekend at Bernie’s

No surprise to me I have no life as I have a total of 89 (plus the extra versions of two of them = 91)  I think it just shows I have a good memory for what films I have seen and it's way over 89 as not all listed here.

have fun...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Here are my convention swaps.

Only just found the ones I kept to keep. Almost swapped them all which would have been a shame. I am quite proud of them and am glad I did not make more as I wanted good ones which took time.

Hope you like. This one can be used for gift voucher cards. I may do a Christmas one to show you x

The inside

My quick swap.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Last Day to book tomorrow

Hi all. Just to remind everyone that I need all orders for the Christmas bundles in by tomorrow evening so they can be delivered in time for the party. If you really want a different set I can get that for you as I have loads of ideas for cards and gift tags and boxes etc.

Please e-mail me if you are Deffinately coming.

Rita Seed

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Just made this quickly.

This is a nice way to present a bottle of wine whin you visit. Shame I don't have a make sure you share this stamp lol.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Cocoa and Mince Pie Card Party 25th November My Place

Fancy a night out with the girls, getting creative and festive and learning how to make this years' wow Christmas Cards.

I am holding a Christmas Card workshop for a maximum of 10 people this month.   It will be a way to let you learn to make lots of quick and easy Christmas cards using the Christmas Cocoa Designer paper and Welcome Christmas Stamp set as featured in the bundle up for Christmas (I get mine today yipee!!!).   The cost of the workshop will be £40 and for this you will receive a free spool of ribbon, the unbelievably fabulous paper (it is flocked and strokeable drool drool), and the most versatile and beautiful Christmas Stamp set Welcome Christmas.  (These items are only available while stocks last and they are selling fast.)There will be mice pies and lots of early Christmas Merriment.

I will show you how to use them and supply extra cardstock and ink to get you started on making this years wow Christmas cards.   Just think how your loved ones will feel when they see what you made, I still get a thrill when people say it's their favourite card as not only did I take the time to make it myself but it is also better than the type you get in the shops! (let's face it many home made cards look like they were made by a five year old).  I now have to stamp that I made them myself on the back so that people don't think I bought them.

I will be making this a first come first served basis and I will have to be strict on timing so that I can order the supplies in before they sell out and so that they arrive before the party.

e-mail me if you are interested.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Convention snaps

Here are some shots taken on my phone. Lighting was not camera friendly as a huge uplighter near us but you get the idea.
The top one is Awards Night even though it looks like cowards night to me LOL. We only had 30 mins to change and all looked great. We really are creative. More to come

Yay I'm here

At the hotel

Bags Everywhere.


I am home from convention and to be honest am typing this in bed as I had a fantastic experience and am having a nice rest today to recover.   When I get round to charging up my phone I will post some photos here, although the light was not brilliant in the marquee as you can see below.

We had a very elegant awards dinner and we all looked amazing, the meal was lovely and the company as always great.

Saturday we had some brilliant make and takes (which I will post later,) and some excellent motivational and training presentations.   We also got another free set of stamps so that made 3 YAY!!!!!!!! The room was electric as they announced the new promotion to us exclusively in the whole world and I cannot wait to show you the new products and free offers we will be getting in January, yes I have to wait until January to show you but believe me it is worth the wait.

So to everyone I swapped with THANK YOU it was brilliant to meet all you new contacts.  To all the wonderful ladies who I already know and already miss huge hugs and kisses.   I didn't get a chance to say good-buy to a lot of you so sorry for that.  Hope you all got home easily and those of you travelling home today likewise.   I huge hello to my new French and German friends I look forward to looking at your blogs in the future.

Well, as you all know us women are not allowed much time to ourselves so it is time to move - I could stay in bed all day to be honest.   My fantastic husband has kept the house perfectly and even did two loads of washing while I was away and spent yesterday in town with the boys Christmas shopping for my surprises (my 8 year old is busting to tell me LOL)

Posting later with pics xxx

Friday, November 5, 2010

Here we are at Convention

Had a great party last night with make and takes and swaps and a good old raffle and quiz. I was helping out and had a chance to meet loads of lovely stampers.

Today us convention proper and having shopped and swapped we are all sitting down for general session.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I have the megga exciting annual STAMPIN UP CONVENTION this week and weekend so will be quiet for a while, hopefully will have loads of piccies to share when I get back.

Meantime here is an excellent promotion to consider.  I am on e-mail and can order while I am away so go for it!  Click on same piccy to the left to see the details.