Friday, 31 July 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp ~ Challenge 18

'Dare' you enter this weeks challenge? If you are up for it then join in with some distressing. They'd love to see torn edges, sanding or sponging whatever technique you'd like to try to create that distressed look on those pristine Digi Images.

I'm a DU2DS virgin ... ahem ... enough said please! I had the image that i was gonna use, just needed to find the challenge lol! I seem to be obsessed with only making cards that fit challenges at the minute and those that i just make are being held back just in case they fit a challenge later in the week .... what a saddo! This is another one of my makes for the old man's birthday next month ... bless him! He's getting on now, at 42!

CS ~ Stash.
DP's ~ freebie download ~ Big Boy Papers.
Image ~ one of my fab Sandra Dry images that i was lucky enough to win, coloured with Whisper Strokes and Watercolour pencils.
Gems and Buttons ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ PC Generated using Kids First Print Font.
Tools ~ Sewing Machine without cotton, Carla Craft Corner Punch, Craft Knife for distressing my paper edges.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Ice-Cream Sundae Gift Basket

I've got to the point whereby i hate buying presents for people unless it has a purpose. I've also sort of set myself a little challenge to send friends something a little bit different ... something that no-one else is liable to send them. Plus the fact what do you get someone who has most things?!
Off i went on a mission to find something that was going to be easy to put together and would suit my budget ... and thats something i find a gift basket does ... i can spend as little or as much as i can afford and no matter what, it still looks impressive!All wrapped in cellophane ready to go!
Without the cellophane for a better look ....
The box i used was the bottom of a shoe box from a gorgeous pair of those shoe/boots that i brought last week from a shoe party for £5! .... gone off on a bit of a tangent there lol!
CS ~ Stash.
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat.
Tissue Paper ~ Stash ... put through the paper shredder.
Tools ~ Dovecraft (i think) heart border punch.
Contents of box ~ 2 Sundae Glasses (£1.95 Morrisons), 2 Sundae Spoons (49p for 6 Instore), Askeys Continental Cones (99p Morrisons), Choc Wafers (65p Morrisons), Askeys Crackin' Ice-Cream Topping (93p BOGOF Morrisons), Hundreds & Thousands (85p Morrisons), Sugar Strands (Free from kitchen cupboard), Ice-Cream Scoop (£1.00 hardware shop), Strawberry's (45p Reduced Section Morrisons), Banana's (part of a huge bag 55p Reduced Section Morrisons), which makes a grand total of £7.86, but bear in mind i have 4 more spoons and strawberries and banana's to devour!

My friend Kim was absolutely thrilled when i gave this to her Tuesday night ... she even took it into work with her Wednesday so that she could show the girls there ... bless her! I most definately have a couple of people in mind for one of these, but i wont be saying who cos i know they have a nosey on her periodically!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

For My Friend ....

Well, its not actually for my friend ... it was for Ellie's friend Tilda! I had been hoping that i could enter this card into one of the challenges, but typically there doesn't appear to be one that it fits lol! Although, you can bet your life once this has been published they'll be one lol!

Had a phone call Monday from the Magnolia man who confirmed my Summer Stamp Club Kit had been posted July 8th ... I'm really hoping its been delayed due to the recent postal strikes, but i am trying to come to terms with the fact that i may never see them and have lost the best part of £30! This has really put me off ordering the Fall Kit too. I had saved my birthday money to buy that kit ... with things being a little tight and now i can't justify spending the same again on something that has no guarantees of arriving. I could quite cheerfully sob! I have everything crossed here!
Anyway, here's the card ...

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ Sassy Lass, Image ~ RAK from Carole ... thanks honey x. coloured with Whisper Strokes, Sentiment ~ Freebie Wordart, Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch, Dovecraft Medium and Small Daisy Punch, Gems and flower ~ Stash.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #7

This fortnight's sketch (#7) has been designed by Ger:
Only 3 more cards to make for him indoors lol! Loved Kerry's idea of using a Precious Moment colouring page .... something i've not done for awhile.

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Summer Driggs Fathers and Fedoras, Image ~ Precious Moment coloured with Watercolour pencils, Brad ~ Stash, Sentiment ~ Freebie Wordart Download, DAD ~ Hippie Chick Alpha Dies, Star ~ Microsoft Word, Tools ~ Sewing Machine

Monday, 27 July 2009

Sketch Saturday #61

This weeks challenge is sponsored by The Craft Barn.

I have banished DH from my blog for the next few days/weeks .... just until his birthday cards are no longer on the page lol ... he never ventures further than the front page ...bless him! So, this is the first of his birthday cards ... only 4 more to make! Why do i do it to myself .... i did ask DH if he would like the girls to buy him cards but he says he prefers the handmade ones!!!! He would ... wouldn't he?!
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ freebie download ~ Feelin' Silly ... rather apt for me most of the time lol!
Image ~ from my gorgeous buddy Tab ... thanks honey x. Coloured with my trusty Whisper Strokes.
Sentiment ~ PC Generated
Buttons, String & Ribbon ~ Stash
Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Sewing Machine
Am loving this scheduled posting ... you can now see something everyday ... instead of being blasted with it all at the weekend!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 70 "Eye Eye"

This week CCT want to see us using eyelets on your card or project. This i can most definately do ... i have millions of the little blighters ... forever finding them rolling across the floor ... even when they have been safely locked away in the craft cupboard!

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Happy Summer download, Image ~ RAK from Jill ... thanks honey x. Coloured with Whisper Strokes, Sentiment ~ PC Generated, Eyelets ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Stash, Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Friday Sketchers #62

Jacque from the US is hosting this weeks challenge and has designed a fab sketch.
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ freebie download ~ Purple Rain
Image ~ RAK from
Jill ... thanks honey x. coloured with Whisper Strokes
Pom-pom ribbon ~ from
Here Flowers ~ Stash
Cream Rose ~ The Works
Sentiment ~ PC Generated
Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch

I was so tempted to stitch this card and still think that something is missing with no sewing on it at all. I just felt i couldn't do it on this one, what with having sewn 2 cards already for this person i thought a 3rd was overkill! Lol!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Just Magnolia Week 15

This weeks challenge is a fantabulous sketch designed by Tab. You can rotate the sketch and resize the elements, as long as you follow the original sketch so your entry qualifies for the prize draw. The winner will be chosen by Random Generator next week .

I so desperately want to make my nice summery cards with my Magnolia Summer Kit ... that STILL hasn't arrived! I've mailed them 3 times now and not had a reply back ... am beginning to worry! It's a lot of money to loose and more to the point money i don't have to waste. I'd saved my birthday money to buy that kit :( Any suggestions?

I did however find this gorgeous image in my image box ... i'm sorry but i don't recall who sent it me ... but thank you soooo much for it x. I've got quite a few birthday's in August ... hence wanting my Summer Kit!
CS ~ Papermill Shop ... present from my friend Paula .... thank you again ... mwah's
DP's ~ Freebie download ~ Popsicle Paradise
Image ~ RAK coloured with Whisper Strokes
Buttons ~ Stash
Lace ~ RAK from Diane ... thanks honey x
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch
Sentiment ~ PC Generated.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #12

This weeks sketch has been designed by Heather.

I decided to make 2 cards following this sketch .... my card tin is really depleted and i can only cater for sick males at the minute lol!

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ My Baby Love Boy
Image ~ coloured with Whisper Strokes
Sentiment ~ My Baby Love
Buttons ~ Stash
Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Sewing Machine

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ My Baby Love Girl
Image ~ coloured with Whisper Strokes
Sentiment ~ My Baby Love
Buttons ~ Stash
Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Another Thank You

Our gorgeous friend Paula has been staying with us for the past few days ... although by the time you read this she'll have gone home ... yayyyy lol! Oh did i say that out loud? pmsl! Whilst she's been here she's taken full advantage of my card making skills and forced me to make cards for her! .... OK i don't need much persuasion! She's stood at the side of me now digging a huge hole for herself .... let's just pass her a shovel!
So, this card is for one of her friends. I'm trying to work my way through some of my digi papers. I have so many on my hard drive and generally tend to stick the same ones. I don't even think I've used the one below before .... goodness knows why not, cos its gorgeous! CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ Rose Manor
Image ~ RAK from Tab, thanks honey x. Coloured with Whisper Strokes
Ribbon, Flower, Beadcap, Pearl Brad ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ one of those foam ones
Pins ~ from HERE
Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch, Woodware Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine

Double Dutch #22 ~ Sketch It!

This is my first time at the Double Dutch Challenge. For this challenge, they would like us to make a card with the sketch provided. You may turn the sketch, mirror it or use it on a rectangular card, as long as they can see that you've worked with this sketch.

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Freebie download called Polka Treat and a couple of left overs from another project
Image ~ RAK from Tab (thanks mwah's) coloured with Whisper Strokes and watercolour pencils
Sentiment ~ one of those foam ones
Gems ~ Stash
Eyelets ~ Poppicrafts
Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch
Hmmm, thought i'd have a go at delaying this post until Wednesday ... purely cos my blog is generally inactive between Mon - Thurs. Thought it might be nice to have something to show on a day when i perhaps wont get much done ... lets see if it works for me lol!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sketch Saturday #60 & Just Magnolia Week 14

This weeks sketch is being sponsored again by Emma Lockley. Emma is a UK independant Stampin Up demonstrator.

Just Magnolia have a nice and easy challenge for us this week - Buttons!
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Birthday RAK and left overs
Image ~ RAK from Tab, coloured with Whisper Strokes (thanks honey x)
Sentiment ~ PC Generated
Flowers, Ribbon, Brads and Buttons ~ Stash
Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch

Friday Sketchers #61

This weeks sketch had been provided by Jacqueline from the Netherlands and is sponsored by a lovely webshop called Ribbon Mad, it sells ribbons and all kinds of embellishments. The prize is a 10 metre ribbon kit in Summer colours plus a journaling tag. The kit comes in a pretty organza gift bag.

I just had to use Maribel again ... i think i'm in love with her lol!

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs ~ Passing Thoughts
Image ~ Maribel, coloured with Whisper Strokes
Sentiment ~ Wordart Freebie
Feathers, Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash
Brooch ~ Charity Shop
Tools ~ Martha Stewart Flourish Punch from HERE, Sewing Machine

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Maribel ....

I just had to make another card using Maribel ... she's just gorgeous! I've not followed any sketch or challenge for this card, which is flippin' unusual for me, but there are times when you just have to go it alone pmsl!

I'm thinking of making everyone a card using Maribel lol!

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs, Image ~ coloured with Whisper Strokes, Pearls and flowers ~ Stash, Pins ~ TabbyCrafts, Lace ~ TabbyCrafts, String ~ Stash, Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch ~ TabbyCrafts

I've decorated the inside with left over papers and more flowers from stash.
I bet you can't guess where i like to shop at the minute can ya lol? If you haven't been to TabbyCrafts then you're missing out on some fabulous deals. TabbyCrafts has excellent postage prices and posts all orders out the same day if made before 12 noon. There is an abundance of new products available each month at very competitive prices ... so what you waiting for? Grab your purse/hubby's wallet and get yourself a bargain!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Colour Create #23

Hi peeps, this is another one of my cards that i managed to make yesterday, but decided not to load up until today ... gonna try eeking them out over the week instead of mass posting at the weekend and silence through the week lol!

This weeks colours are Blue and White, with the optional extra of VINTAGE.

I was really pleased that we were back to using 2 colours for the Colour Create challenge ... 4 is a bit extreme in my opinion .... not that, that counts for anything these days pmsl! Anyhow, I did thoroughly enjoy making this card and am dead pleased with the results.

As you can see from the sentiment this is another card i made for my estranged ... emphasis on the strange .... sister. Another card that she wont get, cos its just too flippin' good for her. I've taken the sentiment off now and changed it to Sister-in-law for my parents to give to my Auntie and instead used the card that i made my Mum for Mother's Day for my sister lol! My parents don't keep the cards i make for them .... i know ... how rude?! I can't bear for them to be thrown away after all my hard work, so i have them back and recycle them lol .... yes i'm tight! I can live with her having one that was made for someone else, but just couldn't get my head round making one especially for her ... odd i know.

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Summer Driggs, Image ~ Maribel, coloured with Whisper Strokes, Flowers and pearls ~ Stash, Sentiment ~ PC Generated, Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware Leaf Punch and Nesties

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Just Magnolia Week 13

Flippin' heck ... i was gonna leave this card and post it tomorrow rather than doing them all at once and then having nothing to show for about a week lol! ... but then i realised that it had to be done tonight or not at all!!!!

This week/last week's challenge is a sketch created by Mina.
I created this card for Tilda's Mum ... Ev ... if you happen to be looking ... Hi Ev x ! Just to say thank you from all of us for taking and fetching Ellie from the airport. I threw a little basket together as well for good measure.
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Freebie Download ... Happy Summer
Image ~ RAK from my little poppet Tab ... thanks honey x ... coloured with Whisper Strokes
Gems and Ribbon ~ stash
Sentiment ~ old foam thingy
Gorgeous Lace ~ available from HERE at the most fantastic price and with express, cheap delivery!
Tools ~ Woodware Leaf Punch, Dovecraft medium and small daisy, Nesties, Sewing Machine

The inside is decorated with the paper that was left.

The candle was made in the usual way lol!

And the whole thing put together. The basket included ...

1 x Candle
1 x Luxury Chocolate Chip Muffin
1 x Cup containing one cup drinks Sachets
1 x Box of Belgium Chocolate Truffles
1 x Box of Strawberry and Cream Luxury Shortbread Biscuits

The Next Level ~ Challenge 7

My eye is a lot better today and so i've been able to make a few cards.
The Next Level challenge this week is to make a card using the sketch provided but with an added twist .... "your image needs to be layered or raised in a 3D effect". And would you believe that i've actually managed to do this ... the first time and after only reading it the once lol!

Not sure if you can actually tell from this photo or not but i have layered Tilda ... i cut out the envelope , her hands and her left knee and layered them on top.
CS ~ Stash.
DP's ~ Freebie download "The Birthday Party of Gabriel"
Image ~ RAK from Tab ... thanks honey x ... coloured with Whisper Strokes
Flowers & Gems ~ Stash
Red Fabric Brads ~ Poppicrafts
Sentiment ~ Stash
Tools ~ Woodware leaf punch, Nesties, Sewing Machine
The inside was decorated with the left over paper and what was left of the image ... waste not, want not! The Sentiment is an old dovecraft punch found in the back of the drawer.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Balloon Arch and Injury!

I thought i would share with you the balloon arches that i made for Rylee's birthday party yesterday. They turned out a lot better than we expected them too and everyone seemed to really like them.

We used the poles from the girls old tent ... i throw nothing away lol .... you just never know when it'll come in handy.

The balloons where from out of the helium cans that you can buy from Asda, each canister comes with 25 balloons .... again, i couldn't bare to throw them away. We didn't use them because we had balloons printed for our special birthdays in our favourite colours from here.

Now the photo below is my injury that i acquired this morning ... being a woman and super organised and multi-tasking, i was getting all Rylee's birthday presents, cards and letters that we needed to post together to take with us. I had my handbag full of stuff on my shoulder and some of Rylee's presents in my left hand. With my right hand i picked up the letters to put in my handbag so used my left hand with a carrier bag full of pressies in to open my bag on my shoulder ..... big mistake .... Rylee's pressie containing his goal posts ended up poking in my eye .... ouch!
This is the result and is about 3 hours after i've done it and one lot of eye drops from the chemist later! I've now had another lot of eye drops and a sleepy-byes but it still flippin hurts.

Friday, 10 July 2009

I Really Must Read Challenges ....

What the flippin' heck is wrong with me? .... Clearly, this reaching .. ahem ... 40 ... has had a serious affect on me! I just don't seem to be able to follow half of these challenges. Saw a gorgeous sketch at Truly Scrumptious this week, made a fab card .... just went to upload it and was reading the blog again and it states that the card has to be made using black and white and one other colour ... what colour is mine? .......

... yep ... not black and white! Amazing really that this seems to be becoming a habit. I suppose it doesn't really matter cos at least it got one my August cards done lol.

CS ~ The Works, fill a box thingy, DP's ~ Freebie download Beach Papers, Image ~ RAK ... i really must get me some of these little boys at some time, cos thats the last one! Starfish ~ Local craft shop, String ~ Morrisons, Sentiment ~ PC Generated.

This card is not for any challenge so there's no fear of not getting this one right lol! I've done this card for a friend of both the girls, who has swine flu!!! Thought she might need cheering up.

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ RAK from Jill, Image ~ RAK not sure who from though cos i've had this image absolutely ages, coloured with Whisper Strokes, Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Flourish Punch from TabbyCrafts , Woodware leaf punch, Dovecraft Medium and small daisy punch, Gems ~ Stash

Why is it that a fab evening always has to end with some sort of drama? Last night we went out to our local pub for a meal and drink to celebrate Vicki's (my VBF) upcoming 40th birthday. It was a lovely evening .... my sis came with us, i thought it'd be nice for her to get out and have a little fun what with recent Beth events. Although since her return earlier in the week, progess had been made. It couldn't last though could it? My sis got home to find that Beth hadn't been and watered my Dad's greenhouse and taken the shopping down there as she'd promised to do! Chris phoned Beth 13 times and text her 6 times asking her to come home and bring my parents key back so that she could go and do it herself .... nothing! Well nothing until 11.40pm when the keys were posted through the letterbox! My sis went outside to have a word with Beth, but she was just going into the neighbours house across the road and either didn't hear my sis shout her or chose to ignore her. Beth had parked her car across the road at the bottom of my street. There were 4 lads in the car, the doors were open on it and music bellowing out of it. My sis did no more than run across the road and get in the drivers seat .... she refused to move when Beth came to the car and eventually got the keys off her again! The lads were turfed out of the car and the car is now parked in the yard with the gate padlocked with a heavy duty lock and all 3 keys in Chris's possession! Beth went off in a strop with the boys and at 1.15am was still not home! So yet again it looks like we're in for another eventful weekend .... its Rylee's birthday party on Sunday and at some point i need to make a balloon arch ... i'm hoping that Fae has forgotten about it to be honest lol! Wish me luck pmsl!

Friday Sketchers #60

This weeks sketch has been created by Heidi from Norway and is sponsored by Motivet Rubber Stamps.

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Dovecraft Retro Floral ~ On Sale Here at TabbyCrafts fab price and amazing delivery.
Images ~ Miss Anya also from Tabbycrafts, coloured with Whisper Strokes
Lace ~ yep you guessed it from Tabbycrafts lol
Butterflies ~ Poundland
Tools ~ Sewing Machine
Sentiment ~ Freebie Word Art download
Ellie has injured her toe whilst living it up in Tenerife ... apparently her flip flop fell off whilst drunk ... her not her flip flop! and she cut her toe on something! Now, not sure how bad this cut is or isn't cos she failed to tell me anything about it ... looks like i'm going to have to wait till Tuesday when she comes home to see what damage she's done lol!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ My Favourite Things

Remember the song from The Sound Of Music about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens?
Well that's what weeks challenge is all about ...
My Favourite Things.
You can really indulge yourselves here - use anything you want as long as there is something favourite of yours on there. So it could be a stamp, or your fave colour combi or papers. Or all of them put together.

To be honest my favourite things change so often its unbelievable ... i'm so fickle lol! At the minute this is my favourite colour scheme and papers. There's also my favourite leaf punch that i've used ... its the only leaf punch i have as well pmsl!

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Raspberry Road Designs, Image ~ RAK coloured with Whisper Strokes, Flowers ~ Dovecraft Daisy Punches, Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware and Dovecraft Punches, Gems ~ Stash

The Next Level ~ Challenge 6

This week's THEME for the CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK is .....
That is it - you can be as creative as you like, make anything you like, but it must have BUTTONS AND BOWS on it - the more the merrier!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was looking through my image box and found this gorgeous Sarah Kay that one of you lovely ladies sent me (as usual i can't remember who), but i think she's absolutely adorable and the only one i have!

I'm sat here listening to Rylee and Andy playing on the PS1 lol .... Rylee desperately wanted to play on his Pop's Wii this morning and no matter how cute he looked or how much fuss he kicked up, it wasn't happening! I suggested Andy set up the PS1 on our telly in the bedroom cos its surplus to requirements and it doesn't really matter if it gets broken. Rylee thinks its fab and i'm sure Andy does too, cos he snook upstairs with Rylee, saying they needed the loo lol ... in all fairness Rylee has started potty training last Wednesday and we've only had a few accidents ... just the one today! All i can hear is a police siren and lots of shouting and screaming. At least it gives me chance to have a little crafting time.

Ellie phoned today and has text on numerous occasions lol ... her and Tilda got up at 9 this morning and sat on the balcony and had tea and toast! When she rang she was sat in a bar, wearing a bikini, drinking Sangria! She had to rub it in and say how hot it was and that they couldn't bare to walk on the sand it was sooo hot!

Beth came home last night, after her 3 nights away ... she still brought her attitude home with her and promptly told her Mum as she left this morning for work, that she would be home tonight, but not until she was ready! What do you say to that? I'd really appreciate it if some of you could make a card for my sis ... she feel rather alone on this one and i'm sure they'd cheer her up no end!

CS ~ Stash, DP's ~ Summer Driggs, Tools ~ Sewing Machine, Woodware leaf punch, Ribbon slot punch, Ribbon & Blooms ~ Stash, Buttons ~ Poppicrafts, Sentiment ~ freebie Wordart.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Mojo Monday #94

Another fab sketch from Mojo Monday!

CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Basic Grey Sultry
Rik Rak ~ Stash
Image ~ Digi image from here, coloured with Whisper Strokes
Ribbon Rosette ~ made from scraps of ribbon in stash
Flowers ~ Stash
Brad. Glitter and Pearl ~ Stash

Sketch Saturday #58

This weeks sketch has been designed by Gill and is sponsored by "All That Scraps"

I've managed to make my 3rd August card ... yay, plus some last minute July cards that people have forgotten about ... like Fae .. yes you Fae lol! Talking of Fae this card is for her to give to Dec ... now normally everyone gets one from Rylee too, but we're that cross with him (and Beth) that he doesn't get one from him! Thought the sentiment was apt too ... cos there's nothing that him or Beth together can't and haven't done lol!
CS ~ stash
DP's ~ from the scrap box
Brads ~ stash
Image ~ RAK from Diane ... (thanks x) coloured with Whisper Strokes
Stars ~ Pandoro stamps, Glamour Dusted and Glossy accented.
Tools ~ Sewing Machine
The inside of the card has also been decorated with scraps of left over papers.
Well, what has happened to the sunshine? I think Ellie and Tilda took it to Tenerife with them this afternoon. Yes, we have a peaceful week here. God help anyone who's in the same hotel as them pair .... bless em, they were soooo excited. We went with Tilda's Mum to Birmingham Airport to see them off ... was a bit disappointed that we never got to actually see an aeroplane though! They've been read the riot act and lectured on drinking, sex (which was a no no), never to leave each other under any circumstance and the other usual topics lol. This is a first for Ellie and she was shaking as we walked her to the "Departures" ... I did explain that she was safer on a plane than she would ever be in Beth's car pmsl!
Which leads me nicely on to Beth .... she came home last night ... went in the house .... into her bedroom ... came out of her bedroom, with a folder and the housing application form we printed out for her on Sunday and went off again! She never said a word. She has text Mum this morning and I quote "can i stop at home 2nite or not x" .... now never once has my sis told her she can't, Beth has just decided that she wasn't! We've decided that its best not to reply to text messages though in the hope that she'll come home to communicate ... at this stage anything is worth a try. We have no idea where she's been staying since Saturday night, although we have a good idea we haven't actually been told. Ellie tried to ring Beth last night to say bye ... but she didn't pick up ... her and Beth have been close up to this point, with there only being 12 months between them ... so Ellie's was a little put out ... didn't last long i might add pmsl! Oh and btw ... sis's new debit card arrived this morning ... lets see how long this one lasts lol! .... don't know if any of you could or would, but if you have time i'd love for you to make my sis a card to let her know that she's not on her own in all this, cos thats how she thinks, she doesn't have a blog so is only getting support from family ... and we have to be nice lol! ... maybe put a little bit of advice in there for her! Anyway, if you can please mail me for her addy .... it would truly make her smile, if only for a few minutes each time she saw them on her mantlepiece!