Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Whats on your Workbench wednesday 132

Well today is the day we get to look at our fellow
crafters desks and all their lovely projects.
Lady Julia is the host.
Well very quick post this morning
as work sadly beckons.....
Above is one of the last remaining cards I have
had to quickly make as I under estimated, imagine that,
how many cards I would be giving this year.
Love Lily of the Valley stamps
truely yummy.
Text Colour

This is what remains of my lovley desk, sheer heyhem again,
let chaos rule,!
Below is my beautiful daughters school pics, they turned out really well
this year , I dont usually buy them but couldn't resisit.

Oh this is me... just another day at the office , hohohoho.!!

And the darling creature lovingly known as Ruby !!

Well guys as I said short and sweet ,
hop around and see all the lovely yummies from
around the globe and thanks for
passing through xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Tim Holtz tags 2 and 3 plus Shimelles JYC

Im following Shimelles Journal your christmas
and also Tim Holtz Christmas Tag Challege, not enough hours in the day !!

The wonderful Tim Holtz has wow'd us again with
these gorgeous tags for days 2 and 3.
Im so far behind need to go upstairs and get motivated..

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags Challenge

Today is the first day of Tim Holtzs 12 Tags challenge
and here is his first offering !!!
So I guess I have some head scratching to do
to try to recreate this later?
Hop on over to Tims Blog
to join in the fun . But remeber to post on there everyday to
have a chance of winning some goodies.
Have a great day .

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Whats on your workbench wednesday 130.

Well what a busy week and what with the strikes today too.!!
Our Children's Centre is shut so I face a day of painting windows
and putting up decorations.
So to my desk , busy making suprises for a special someone..
(hope she doesnt see it)
Lots of lovely Harry Potter themed paper.
I'm attempting to re create a lovely project Ive seen
made by
Deborah M on Following the paper trail,
A lovely Harry Potter memory album and storage box.

I had a wonderful suprise visitor this weekend
as my daughter came home from uni to suprise her brother on his 21st birthday..
I love to watch the bond between them as they get older,
Hard to believe they use to fight like mad and hurt each other.
Robyn is a wonderful daughter and Micheal is growing into a handsome
young man , Love you guys.

This little cutie is looking for a new mummy
and I am terribly tempted.
These pretty babies have been bred from our champion
cream British shorthaired boy.
Anyone interested let me know there are 3 kitties for sale.

Well off to work for me even if there
are no sessions today ..
Hope on over to Julias blog to see what everyone else
is up to .
Sorry short and sweet but thanks for
stopping by.
Have a fab

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Welcome to another week where we can have a snoop,
oops look at what all our
crafty friends have been up to by joining in Julias desk hop., better known as
As you can see there has been a hive of excitement here at the Perham houshold.

I decided to use my yummy new christmas papers with this rather fun pic of my son
from last year. Post christmas dinner !!

Another very welcomed new addition was my Gorjuss
notebook, oooooo need to stroke it loads.. I just adore Gorjuss
girls and their wonderful images.

I feel the need to explain the christmas decorations.
We had an early christmas dinner this weekend because
Warren, my other lesser half's parents, are going travelling tomorrow
for 3 months so we decided to have an early christmas so they
dont feel left out.
I decorated the tree, Michael Buble Christmas cd playing,
(by the way you all need to buy coz its wonderful,)
and a hearty feast fit for a king..
Great fun was had by all so now I am the first in the avenue
to have their tree up but hey I love the holidays .!!!

Feel free to enjoy the desk snooping just follow Julias link .
Enjoy the ride and thanks for stopping by

Monday, 14 November 2011

Shimelles Sketch of the week . x

This weeks sketch from Shimelle was an absolute pleasure to do.
Such fun memories last week with the girls dressed up in their witches costumes .
I adore all my Halloween papers and seem to have collected quite a few,
another obsession I fear,,
Anyway hope you like what Ive done with the sketch and a truely inspirational
way to use the border papers as I always struggle with those.
Sorry about the pic quality but I wanted to do a post before bed and its not the greatest for photo taking.
Thanks for stopping by .
Happy hauntings

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Welcome to my very messy wednesday and a very quick post before
I have to rush off to the hospital for a appointment to see if Im going to be having back surgery or not?
As you can see the desk is all primed for a busy evening , one which I am really looking forward to.(Not been able to do a dot of funstuff in there all week ).

I have the start of a mini album there made from toilet tubes and ready with Halloween papers just begging for the fab pics of the kids this week.
A project started by Wild orchid crafts..

Again the wonderful wild orchid crafts (see my side bar for link)
sent me these wonderful pins and leaves all just whispering to me to be used, and used they will be!!!

Lovely halloween papers and a selection of flowers and STUFF all ready for tonight..
Let the funstuff begin !!! PLEASE !!!!

Just a quick few piccis from the Halloween event in the park this weekend , I have many more but hey,
First I thought my luck was in there with Johny Depp but sadly no ,
but near enough hey girls?

Wonderful animatronics and a very charismatic Halloween witch too,
Fab the kids loved it..

Can you spot which is my Pumpkin?????
Of course the one on the left?!!!

Finally I got a great new phone...with ace apps found this
OMG a scrapbookers dream takes pics in all styles olde effects fantastic..
Oh and the sleeping beauty was in my bed AGAIN !!!!

Hope you have a fab day and jump on over to the lovely
Julias blog to see what everone else is up to .
Wish me luck at the docs ...........

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


As you can see a busy week so far with a very messy desk .
I do have lovely new stash but not had a freat opportunity to be creative.

I bought this week the magazine Simply Homemade as it had the beautiful free stamps you can see tothe left.All lovely christmasy type swirls and greetings so I couldnt resisit and why should a lady have to right?
Also I bought a lovely Christmas kit from hobby craftfrom MY MINDS EYE.
Lovely glittered papers and embelishments .

Because it would have been rude not to I also picked up a new butterfliy punch
inspired after watching a utube upload from Shimelle whoe class Im following at the moment
all be it not to sucessfully.(link in side bar)
Oh yes and the pretty christmassy ribbons you can see.

Cupcakes featured on my agenda this week as an afternoon treat for my work colleague who had been away and I wanted to show how much we had missed her in the office..
You have to have afternoon tea

Finally Id like to introduce you to our new baby
Cream British shorthaired kitten
AKA Sookie.

Well busy week and busy day so gotta rush .
Pop over to Julias blog to see what everyone else is up to.
Thanks for stopping by have a great week.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Well quite a busy week so far, I had a craft class monday night
and a hospital visit to my dear friend Dora lastnight , so I was #in deperater need of some light relief. I manages to create a mess though even in one night!!
The layout you can see was my page made from promt one in
Shimelles Pretty Paper Party
I has a really lovely relaxing time creating it just befpore bed.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to capture this shot (not the one I wanted but the lights changed)
as I was driving to work . A beautiful rainbow to start the day..

The super pic below I caught as I was playing with my new phone
a samsung Galaxy s11, fantastic 8 mega pixel camera , fab!!!

I'm hanging on to the last few days of summer as soon the night will be dark
when I get home..
Thanks for stopping by and drop by Julias to see what everyone else is up to..

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Shimelles sketch of the week xx

This week I was all set to take part in Sketch of the week,a promt by the wonderful Shimelle.
As you can see above is the sketch and below my version of it.
I knew exactly which picture I wanted to use,
The pics are my daughter and a friend who she made on holiday in Turkey.She turned out to be a wonderful influence as all the time they spent in the pool together paid off as Felicity came home swimming like a fish!!

Thanks Shimelle for the inspiration. Bit of a true scraplift .....


Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Well what a busy week Im having, it feels like a non stop roller coaster
especially as my colleague is going to Saudi Arabia tomorrow leaving
to man the fort as they say...!!!!!
In the world of craft and cats its as busy as ever.
We had a lovely weekend with my gorgeous daughter and the beautiful kittens
sired by our champion cream british shorthaired boy..
they were all to scrummy for words.(if you scroll down you'll see them..).
Sadly on another note we came home from Norwich to find our pregnant Siamese had miscarried her kittens so sadly she has been neutered now but shes doing fine and shes all that matters so Willow is truely being a pampered princess at the moment.
Craftwise Ive been working on a few things as you can see.
I had a last minute burst of inspiration last night late on and created the layout you can see of me and my daughter in turkey this year.
Its something the wonderful Shimelle put me on to called Take One, more to follow in a later post.
The photograph you can see of the baby, bottom left is my youngest daughter who proclaimed as we were leaving for school this morning (late as usual) that she needed to take a baby picture in so I took the opportunity to print 2 so I can scrap one later.
The rest as you can see is clearly clutter!!
Sometime I amaze myself at how little space I need to craft in.

This is the layout a little closer. I have a thing for doodling and white space I think at the moment?
Seems I'm doing similar things a lot, need a shake up maybe.
Well off to see what you are all up to ..
Use the block in my side bar to have a look around.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks Julia for hosting .

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Pretty Paper Party

Im so excited and can't wait for a new class to begin. Shimelle is a great source of inspiration so I will be getting all my lovely patterned and pretty paper ready to follow along. Check out the side bar to join in .

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Weekend Mayhem

What a wonderful weekend we have had staying with our daughter and visiting the new fur babies,
The kittens are all British Shorthaired with two variants , which means two fluffy's instead of shorthaired, its all in the genes!!

The kittens are lilac and cream in colour.Apart from one male which is Blue self I think.
It was so lovely to spend time in the kittens company, Id forgotten how much fun they can be. Lavender has become a wonderful mother and produced quality kittens which Im sure will make lovely pets and companions for someone.

Here's the lovely little blue variant boy , smacking his chops following a hearty dinner... sooooo scrumptious could snuggle them all day...

Should anyone be interested in purchasing a kitten from this litter feel free to email me.

The other love of my life Xfactor was interesting I'm all ready for putting my money on Craig Colton... who did a remarkable job of Christina Perri's Jar of hearts..

So can't wait to see what is going to happen on the show this evening , its my guilty pleasure every saturday and sunday ... let the games begin Im all out for Craig !!
You heard it here first xxxx