Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Christmas prep !!

Today I received my wonderful Christmas Kit from 
Shimelle for the Journal Your Christmas 2012 challenge 
this year. Its full of wonderful goodies and I can hardly wait to get started.
The kit contains lots of wonderful themed products and is still available at
This is a wonderful kit and should contain enough goodies for the whole challenge so pop 
along and get yourself one before they all run out. 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Lili of the Valley Challenge.

This week I took the opportunity to have a google around and look whats been going on it the world of craft and to share some of my new projects.
I wanted to take part in the Lili of the Valley Challenge for this week which involved making a card using a Christmas image.I hope you like it?
I used the Carol Singing stamp and coloured it using various sepia toned promarkers.The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts .

 Something else I was working on is this altered frame. It was just a cheap frame from B&MS £2.99 then I just embelished it with Halloween papers from my stash . A simple and quick Halloween decoration.

Well thanks for satopping by, hope to see you all soon. xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Hiya all long time no see..!!!
So time for a catch up in the world of desk hopping.

As you can see my desk is looking rather full!!
I am currently at home recovering from a hysterectomy last week and
have bought myself a few things to keep me busy.
Lets see we have the fantastice new Bo Bunny Little Miss Collection.
This is a really lovely girlie collection suitable for all little princess's.
I also have the new Basic Grey Clippings collection for company , a more universal journalling type kit.
You can spy a recent delivery of pics from photobox who offer fantastic service and quality prints at 
a great price..
Finally a little light reading with the latest Scrap 365 mag and Im all set.
I have been being quite creative whilst Im at home and here are
 a few layouts Ive done this week so far..

Well my little blogging friends enjoy your trip around to the many wonderful craft spaces 
on Julias blog and thanks for stopping by.
I should be able to show my face a little more as I am off work till late october so 
keep smiling and craftin !!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Holiday Highlights

What a wonderful time we had on our recent holiday with the girls to Sharm El Shiekh, 
My husband ever the romantic treated us to champagne on the plane ,
a really nice touch and we got the chance to sit together and enjoy the trip.

We spent long days in the pool soaking up the rays and enjoying the all inclusive refreshmnets.
The weather was hitting 38/40 degrees every day , totally glorious.

We had fantastic time as a family , the girls were well behaved and it was a nice
rest before going into hospital for my surgery.
On tuesday 14th August I had a hysterectomy and am finding it very hard doing nothing.
I wish I was still lay on that sunbed soaking up the sun whilst recooperating...
Im feeling well and its still early days but Im hoping this will change my life for the best.
Fingers crossed. xx

Monday, 7 May 2012


Today sees the start of Shimelles class 
Here I am hoping to finally arrange my albums
and gain order and inspiration in my creative process.
Follow along with me or join up and join in ..
(see task bar for link).

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Weekend Ramblings

What a brillant start to the weekend a wonderful promarkers demo with Vix and
the ladies from Victoria stampers.
I have lots of promarkers and now finally feel I can move forward and experiment 
with the colours and feel confident of a good result.
Thanks Vix for the wonderful tutorial and good luck at your upcoming demo day.

Katty kitties weekend photo shoot aged 3 weeks.
Welcome Whiskery LAYA BINKS lilac cream me thinks?
Shes the biggest kitten of the five and a real cutie pie.

Next up another little lady
Chocolate tortie, little stunner.

 This little fella  affectionately known as 
Whiskery YODA SOLO
Chocolate male and all round snugglumpa.

Not quite all of the babies but this handsome guy is
Whiskery VADER (can you see the link?lol)
All very cute and gorgeous.

All these little kittens will be available for homing so if you are interested let me know.
They are from Champion pedigree parents and fab little British shorthaired examples of the breed so 
please ask if you are genuinely interested.

It seems I have the house to myself on this very rare Sunday bank holiday weekend.
All the children (and that includes dh) are at Chill factor snowboarding, check
me being sensible and staying warm and dry !!!
Oh well, I have a beautiful lamb dinner to prepare.

Have a wonderful bank holiday week end and thanks for stopping by.
Check out Vix blog shes amazing.
Bye for now 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Birthday treats for Linda

I quick look at a yummy treat for my work colleagues birthday.
I tried a new design and technique with these cupcakes and I think a
 little more practice and Ill have it just right.

Im going to enjoy eating these later .
Happy Birthday Linda B xx

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Amy Heller Inspired Challenge 13

This was taken on my birthday , 44 yrs young and still cant quite believe it .x
This page reflects the passing of time x

Shimelles 11th Challenge with 2 papers!

Ive wanted to scrap this picture of my late father for while but I find it difficult
 to do as I still miss him so much.
This was taken in happier times at our Daughter Rubys christening 
and its not a fab picture really but I was inspired by the bright colours of the flowers
 and when I found these green backing papers I thought it would be just right.
 So Shimelles Challenge 11 with two papers with one a third of the page ... check x
I am pleased with the results.. hope you like it to.

Shimelles Craft weekend Challenge 10

 was to use two pics and a bold paper
 so I used this funny picture of Ruby...Doing here GOK WHO !! impression. 

I used a bold red and white stripe to compliment the red of her strippy dress then used elements of black and a little hint of green to bring it all together . Really enjoeyed this. ( sorry its sideways tried everything to rotate it , loosing the will now!!)
Next !

Friday, 13 April 2012

Shimelle scrapclass weekend

This weekend Shimelle is hosting a
weekend of fun with challenges and
crops to join in with.
This is my first page of the weekend
for the challenge to take inspiration from
Jamie Warrens page.
Check out the fun .

Monday, 9 April 2012

10 things on the tenth!

1, Ok so we have a very random list of things am grateful for
and have been doing to a list of things Im also looking forward to.
The above layout is very precious to me as it has taken me
8 years to do it.
This was the day me children met thier new sister for the first time.
Little Daneas face it a true treasure.Priceless as they say.
2, Oh so naughty my husband indulged my love of Baileys , not good for my diet, weight loss
currently at 3 stone so this will be eaten in very small quantities , probably a treat from working
hard at the gym !!!

3, My princess Sienna is due her babies on saturday and is very tired now and
we are very excited to see the little furbabies .
They will be british shorthaired chocolate torties very nice.....

4, Next is Chiang our Siamese , hes been poorly lately but I am glad
to say he is finally on the mend and looks well.
Hes a real character and we dont know what we would do without him.

5, Dare I say STEPS are my guilty pleasure and I am very much looking forward to going on the 26th April with my friend for her birthday.
Not before I have indulged this passion in the gay village Manchester this weekend with my daughter, who is home from uni.!!!!! yay !!!!!!
So excited and yes I know the steps,(pardon the pun ) and the words .!!!!lol.

6, My littlest child Ruby was very pleased with her chooccie stash and I was even more pleased with the scrapbooking opportunity although Ruby is known to strike a pose when the camera comes out !!!
7, Cake seems to have featured very highly this weekend .
I am trying to master this cupcake thing and have started using the Docrafts Bake site for inspiration. Do you think its working?

8, The girls were very creative this weekend and made an Easter Egg tree,
very nice.. the cats loved the pipe cleaners too !!!

9, this layout is dedicated to my daughters who have a very special bond as the eldest and youngest.
I am very excited as Robyn (eldest) is home on thursday for a visit from uni.
She is my best friend and I miss her deadfully so we will have great fun catching up
and she keeps my young taking me to clubs and pubs in Manchester,
its cool she thinks I dont show her up, guess I better keep the Steps moves under wraps.!!

10, All that remains is to say , this is me , 3 stone lighter
and wishing you all a Happy Easter season
and for those of you who gave up chocolate for lent....
ENJOY !!!!!!1
Tink x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Whats new in the Perham household...wellll!!!!!

Happy Easter
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Break
We have been very busy being creative and having fun.
The girl got set to making treats and fun things with
a little easter craft kit , and even made a wonderful
Easter Egg tree!!

Traditionally today the easter bunny made a suprise appearance
(very timely as he was trying to hide the eggs in the garden,
not too easy with little spies around.)
The girls quickly set to and managed to make a clean swoop
and have promised to share with their big sister and
brother when they get home.
As you can see Ruby was very pleased with her stash!

Felicity and Ruby had a fantastic weekend and I adore
watching them as they are growing up so fast it seems.
They have a love hate thing going on at the moment but Im
sure it will be short lived and they will grow to be extremely close.

So what else was their for me to do but bake !!!
Yummy Easter cupcakes.

All in all a lovely bank holiday weekend and with more
joys yrt to come.
Tomorrow we are going to venture a family bike ride in the park
which should be very entertaining for the poor rider behind me !!!
I havent riden a bike for such a long time so we will put the addage
to the test ...
its like riding a bike !!!!!
Heres hoping. !!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

So much to say

Our beautiful lady in waiting, Sieena.
Her tortie chocolate cream babies are due mid april and
we are so excited, if not a little nervous as this will
be her first chance to be a mummy but Im sure she will
do just fine.
If they are half as gorgeous as her and their
daddy they will be stunners.
Watch this space!!

Oh and just to mention
See my new sidebar!!
Im doing the Race for Life
22nd July 2012 @
Heaton Park Manchester
please bob along to sponsor
team FOXYS
by clicking the link.
Im running in support of
my mother who is currently
in remission from breast cancer.
Its all for a good cause so please
sponsor us.
Thank you .

Friday, 2 March 2012

Lost in so many ways!

Such a thought provoking image but so truely represents where Im at.
The blackness and despair is clear and the self protected pose , how true,
Again Im feeling lost in so many areas of my life and yet feeling guilty at the very thought
when clearly it appears I have it all right?
No................. wrong........
All I ever wanted was to feel happy and safe, loved and wanted, I want to be someones world just as they are to mine and not in a motherly way, that goes without saying, they are my very soul, my adourable angels all 6 (7) of them.
What right do I have to be sad or feel neglected when I am a wealthy woman in many senses of the word?
Creatively I find it harder to be inspired by anything other than these thoughtful images and yet there is so many thing to work upon.
I am blessedto have a job that I love , yet finding it difficult to focuss completely.
Hormonal? Perhaps...
Tired? Definately....
Sickening......sadly yes...
Happy sadly no,

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Well I finally made it back to the blogland its been a crazy few weeks.#
My creative space is clearly not at its best !!
I finally pushed myself to make a layout last night following a mental block and a bit of inspiration from Shimelles Glitter Girl.

I finally got around to taking a new profile for my Lazy Dasiy Ladies.
Im a lot happier as I now am 4lbs off 3 stone and counting.

The Layout I was working on is a lovely reminder of a fun incident on my hu=oneymoon.
Whilst in Barbados we took a ride on a bannana boat!
It was great fun however when I fell off I couldnt pull myself back on, stranded whale comes to mind!!!
The lovely man and Warren, hubby , had to do the honours!!
Ok well now for a full day at work remembering no to stray
too far from the tissues thanks cold!
Feel free to pop over to the lovely Julias blog to see what
all the other crafty types are up to !
Thanks for popping by. x

Sunday, 22 January 2012



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New Lazy Daisy Classes .

Welcome to the new exciting term of
Lazy Daisy Birthing Classes coming soon.

February 8th at
Langworthy Cornerstone
451 Liverpool Street
Salford M6 5QQ.
Booking up fast so call to reserve your place. xx


Thursday, 12 January 2012

WOYWW136 Post Christmas Blues

Welcome to the mad house as they say!
Thankfully I have a late start at work today
so I have chance to take me time.
The lovely Julia host this fab site so we can see what fellow
crafty types are up to. Bob along to her site to see..
As you can see my craft space is a messy space right now.

I needed a little light relief yesterday for reasons I will say in a moment.
I decided to scrap a pic of my daughters recent birthday,6 already cant believe it.

Another little project Ive been working on is this suitcase ,
great fun if not a bit fiddly and not sure where Im going with it now .
More pondering needed me thinks....

My trusty organiser from a wonderful
present from my hubby , fab something I really wanted.

Yesterday was the second anniversary of loosing my father.
It was a very difficult day but thankfully busy at work.
I miss him so much still and cant believe it gets easier.
He was my rock and I was his princess.. even now as I approach
another 40 + birthday I will always be his baby girl .
RIP Dad xxx

Hope you have a great day enjoy looking
around and thanks for dropping in.