'Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us' Anon

Friday, 28 January 2011

If I sneeze.....

If I sneeze one more time my head will fall off!!!! Got flu, eye a great shade of yellow so feeling marvellous.... Ciao

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Phew... made it! Didn't think I would today as I've ended up with a sore throat, cough and cold to go along with my black eye that is now turning yellow/green/purple (walked into a concrete post), so really doing well!!:)
On my table are the start of 2 cards, some fantastic Golden Paint, empty take away boxes (washed/bleached) ready for filling with craft items and loads of stuff.... In my opinion a girl can't have enough stuff, no matter what it is. Happy Wednesday...... Ciao

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Another birthday card.......but not 4 me!

It was also my Mother's birthday the same day as the OH, but we celebrate them separately! she has to be the centre of attention. My son asked me to make her a card and this is it. She has reached the age of 85 wants to live till she's 90 (don't think I can cope with that) she loved it, which surprised me, but that's how it is! I think she is trying to make up for 50+ years of negativity.... Anyway the day went well, when I came home I went to lie down in a darkened room!!!!!!! Ciao

Friday, 21 January 2011

A bargain

Look what I got in Boots (CVS in America). I actually went in looking for a lipstick, without success, so I looked at the sale stuff. This caught my eye and I immediately thought SHADOW BOX! it actually held a variety of tea bags, which have been disposed of into a tea caddy. Now the price.... it was originally 16 pounds but was reduced to 4!!!!! What a bargain, it just goes to show what you can find in the most unusual of places. Good hunting, Ciao

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Well as you can see normal service has been resumed at my work desk, so you needn't have worried about not being able to do anything, Again I have another birthday card to make for OH birthday on Sunday. Unfortunately OH and Mothers are on the same day, but we celebrate them separately. Thats the reason for the late post, today I started another college course (free one) on website design, then back home and straight out for a meal collecting family on the way.
If you want to join in the fun, please check the WOYWW on my sidebar.

PS: my friend Clare is having a sale, check out her items on got paint in my hair also on my side bar.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

AFTH the 1st of 2011

What a fantastic day at AFTH last Sunday.. there were so many of us we thought we'd have to move to the car park!!!! As usual the day was packed with journalling, gossip, cups of tea & coffee and of course I didnt finish the task (theres a surprise). I really loved the technique that Dy showed us. The pages look so magical, I'm not sure I want to put anything on it...

And I don't see why you can't have purple leaves!!!!!!! Ciao

Friday, 14 January 2011

Birthday .... part 2

Here is the present that Jo (JoZart) made for me. Isn't absolutely fantastic. It was filled with small packets of goodies - beads, ribbon strips and a stone to tell the weather! and I also got a card.

If you go to my sidebar on the right you will find a link to Jo's blog on how to make these amazing hanging goodies.. tomorrow I will show you the most amazing cards I received.... Ciao

Thursday, 13 January 2011


Just a quickie to say a BIG THANK YOU for the amazing cards I received for my birthday and the pressies...... what a busy day. I will be posting piccys of said cards and pressies tomorrow. I feel so lucky that so many people would take the time and trouble to send/make me such pieces of art. Ciao Olive xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Well what a surprise, theres nothing on my desk! I got so fed up with the mess I bought some storage boxes, filled them and then cleared the clutter from my desk. I'm hoping that a tidy desk might kid me into thinking I have a clear mind (!) not very likely HA HA..... I've so many ideas going round in my head, I really need to sort it all out and DO something:) Ciao

Friday, 7 January 2011

Birthday tag.......

I have made a birthday tag card for a fellow crafter. You start out with an idea, but in my case I always end up making something completely different. I don't know what it is, when I start picking up bits and pieces they have to feel right before I can use them. Music is this person's life so at least I knew I had to incorporate music items and then play. Ciao

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


First of 2011.....so here we go.
The contraption on the table is for holding glass/items when painting. The object is clamped on the top and the you can swizzle it around etc. Its an early birthday present from OH (birthday next week), the other item is a chocolate mould from the pound shop, but its not for chocolate (!) but for making clay embellishments. So I wish everyone who participates in WOYWW a creative 2011....... Ciao