Sunday, 14 December 2008

Blog Candy

A lovely CB friend Eve is offering Blog Candy in aid of her 50th Birthday/hitting over 4000 hits. Please visit her lovely blog here for more info.


This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!
These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
Please give more attention to these writers!
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who then must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I am passing it on to these lovely people for their wonderful blogs and the hand of friendship they have held out to me :
Natalie, Jackie, Sarah, Aims, Eve, Louise, Karen, and Beverley

Hand crafted christmas cards received

I really enjoyed making my own christmas cards this year (see my makes for pics) but I have enjoyed receiving hand crafted cards from others even more.

Bottom to top: Thank you Maritrez (card and ATC), lozabeth, Freehartz, littleme, partygirl and last but not least Barbara19 (card and adorable reindeer charm)

Thank you ladies they are fab.

Christmas is Coming!!!

I love this time of year and as usual couldn't wait to put up our christmas tree.

Here's a pic of our lovely tree - work has been manic lately and I have been working loads of extra hours (hence why I haven't updated on here in ages1) so it's great when all the christmas lights are on and i'm snuggled up in my chair watching TV!

It's even better now (after 16months of waiting) to have my gas back on and have a lovely warm house and the ability to use my oven and hob!!

CB Secret Santa

Following the marvelous christmas party held by the CB team I found I had been nominated by another member to received a Secret Santa prezzie and the above is what I received.

Thank you CB and to my mystery secret santa.

Snowman ATC swap

These are the gorgeous makes I received from the CB "Snowman" themed ATC swap.


Tag Swap

The above are the tags I kept from hosting the CB Tag swap.

Thanks to Aims and Littleme for your gorgeous makes.

Treats from Golden Hippie

Thank you so much Laverne for the stunning package of goodies I received along with you tag swap. I love them Mwah!

RAK & ATC from Tiggertastic

I received the above RAK and stunning ATC from my friend Sarah for hosting the tag swap.

Thanks hun, you are very kind.


These RAKs were received for hosting a Tag swap over on the CB forum.

Thank you very much ladies, you are very kind.

Swap/RAK from Sequin

This lovely lady has not only sent me the most amzing RAKS below but has done a swap with me after she bought a magazine twice in error. The pics above is the mag and the way too kind added extras! The ATC is stunning!

Amazing Raks from Sequin

These are the RAKs I have received in November/December from my dear friend Natalie.

Thanks doesn't even cover hunny - you're such a kind and generous lady. Mwahh!

RAK from Pinkpuppy

This amazing wall hanging came from my lovely CB friend.

Thanks Louise, I love it.

October/November Swap

This is the beautiful bracelet I received from Laura26 as part of the swap and the gorgeous earrings came as a RAK from rachielsian19.

Thank you soo much ladies.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

I love memory wire

I'm addicted to it at the moment and love using it in my projects as you can see above. Already looking to some rings and necklaces with some.

1st and so far only..

Christmas card. So need to get a move on with the rest!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Bookmark swap

Got another fab swap in the post this week and this time it was a gorgeous bookmark. Octobers bookmark swap theme was Halloween (further down the thread is my entry)and this is the one I received from Jintz. Thanks hun I love it.

Image swap & RAK

I love taking part in the swaps over on CB and here is what I received in the October image swap. I can't wait to have a play.

Big thankyou to 2belle, clara cluck, Sequin, Rachelsian19, littleme & debbieD for the images.

And a big thank you to Tiggertastic for hosting and for the gorgeous card and RAK

thanks ladies

Friday, 31 October 2008

In Loving Memory to Pete Hellen

I would like to deidicate my blog to my cousin Pete Hellen who should be celebrating his 24th birthday today. Unfortunately Pete passed away in February 2008. He went to sleep and never woke up.

We found out later that he had a massive rare brain tumour in the very base of his skull and that had he known he had it could never have survived it.

Rest in Peace Pete. Never will you be forgotten.

Love Pip xx

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone.

Today i will be wearing my vampire bat earings from Whitby (where Brams Stoker came to when he came to England and supposedly got his inspiration for his Dracular novel) and I will finally be able to eat the gorgeous biscuit I bought from my local cake shop. mmmmmmm.

Halloween card

Beverley who hosted and arranged the Halloween blog hop has sent me a card to say thank you for taking part. I adore the card, and you are most welcome hun, I have loved doing the hop since 17th October, it's fab to do something different. Thanks so much for organising.

From Sequin

My lovely friend sequin was wanting a good home for some tweezers that were surplus and i was chuffed to bits when she said she could send a pair to - no more loosing sequins or getting attached to peel offs! And the lovely lady that she is also included a gorgeous RAK for me to play with.

Thank you so very much hunny, you are too kind. mmwah

October ATC sawp on CB

The theme this month was decoupage and here are the wonderful ATCs I received from Squeak and Cambiel, I also got a thank you ATC from Copse who hosted this months swap.

Gorgeous ATCs, thank you very much ladies, I love them