West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hi I'm Anne and I'm an Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator. I live within easy reach of Walsall, Sutton, Streetly and Great Barr in the West Midlands. I hold monthly cardmaking classes. If you would like details of my classes, hold a workshop in your own home ,more information about Stampin'Up! or would just like to place an order please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Friday, 31 July 2015


Hi I like Annie's weekly Friday posts about things to smile about. Sometimes we do get hung up on the negatives and it is good to remember the positives there may been. As I posted previously last weekend I was away with three friends - we went to Chester and then on Sunday to Tatton Flower Show. Although Sunday was awful weatherwise there was a lot of laughter.
On Tuesday I went out for early tea/ late lunch with three friends and they came home with me and we were joined by another lovely lady for a craft workshop. The rest of my week has been having a massive tidy up, declutter and cleaning. I don't enjoy cleaning but I did smile when it was done !!! :-)
It was also good to see my granddaughters and their mummy and daddy as we had been away and then they were away and we'd not seen each other for two weeks- usually it's at least once a week , often more :-)
Also good to hear that our eldest son and family had safely arrived in Spain and then onto France.
Love this photo of them.

 Here is Sam showing me his new rucksack ! My mum had asked me to get him something for his birthday from her.

This was in airport lounge. Sam asked his mum to send this photo and tell me he'd had all these Cokes! I hasten to add he hadn't! :-) Just trying to trick grandma! 

I am off to link up with Annie here

What has caused you to smile this week? Come and join in. :-)

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


What's on my desk? The remains of last night's workshop. The table is not too bad - but there is a lot of stuff elsewhere that needs putting away! Did my class in two halves this month - not everyone could make the first one but wanted to come so did extra one
for four last night. Good fun. If you read previous post you will see that as always life has been hectic!
I was away at the weekend as well - Chester and then Tatton Flower Show - sadly the flower show was very wet!!! So much rain. We managed to laugh and have fun anyway - went with three girl friends - all crafters.

My craft room aka dining room this morning!

My actual desk!

A couple of 'gardens' at show before rain started!

 We did manage to spend an hour watching a flower arranging talk. There were lots of beautiful creations.

Thanks for looking. Off to link up and will visit others later.

Friday, 24 July 2015

A very busy time

but in a great way. I've been so busy with card making, minion making:-) and cake making.
We have spent practically a week in Yorkshire celebrating our grandson's 8th birthday. He took eight boys and his brother to see the minion film and then we went for pizza! The film made me laugh though three of the adults had a nap!!! I thought it would be fun to make some minions and fill with sweets - minion ones of course !!! Sam - GS - gave them out as his friends went home! His cake was actually a wrestling ring :-)
We were also there to celebrate our D.IL's 40th birthday - it's not until Monday but they will be away. There is a big party in Nov. Forgot to photograph both cards. We went for Afternoon Tea. It was superb. There was Prosecco first - oh and flowers for the birthday girl. Beautiful diamond earrings from us all. After the tea we had cocktails with mocktails for the children. At my son's request I made a giant cupcake. The whole weekend was fun and full of joy. Ate too much - had too much wine!
A few photos. Still using my phone so not the best.

My cocktail - delicious

Two of ten minions

The cake ! 

Birthday girl
 Birthday boy

Both grandsons!
Lots to smile about so linking to Annie's Blog !
Back soon

Wednesday, 8 July 2015


What it's Wednesday - again? You can't be serious! I cannot believe another week gone.
I have been frantically making final preparations for my class on Saturday. Also made George pig out of sugar paste for a friend. Organising things for my Grandson's birthday and a cake for early celebration of DIL's birthday plus their cards!
 Today was our Sugar craft Group's Garden Party. We all take food to home of one of our members and enjoy her beautiful garden. We actually sat inside but did manage a trip around her garden during a break inbetween showers.

I didn't get much done yesterday(Monday) I had a problem with ingrowing toe nail which decided to really play up while I was asleep on Sun eve. I woke at 4am - it was very sore . Couldn't sleep again - the infection seemed to be spreading up my toe. I did have a chiropody appointment and I think it's sorted! Felt decidedly unwell all day!

Look away now if squeamish!

Do you remember me preparing for Craft Fayre - well it didn't happen. I did ring and ask and the person I spoke to told me she'd been told not to worry about it and it was being sorted out. She said there had been no advertising etc- I decided then to pull out - good job as it didn't happen! I feel that no one would have actually got in touch - I'm not impressed. So my hearts and horseshoes and some other bits are in a box waiting for a home. 

To my desk - sorry I've been a bit long winded today! 
Two views of my working space waiting to be tidied! Third photo just some of my examples of what you can make using the envelope punch board.

The ladies in my class have requested a class making something other than envelopes using the envelope punchboard so I have been making examples. They will make two cards, a treat pouch and a box. Will put them on next week! Bye for now will visit as many as I can. If you want to join in with this highly addictive desk hop click button on my sidebar and find out how. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015


It's that time again - a look at the desks of other crafters- such fun! Why not join in? Click on the woyww button and find out more.
Since last week I had a card class here. On Thursday my friend came to stay for a few days. I cooked a special dinner as it was her birthday last Tuesday. On Friday we went out for afternoon tea. Saturday was facials and then tea out with son and family and back to his house for pudding! On Sunday we went to garden centre , had light lunch and bought some plants! That evening it was a Chinese and Champagne. I think she enjoyed it all.
Monday she had to go home :-( .
This morning I have been to Sugar craft Class. This afternoon prepping for next class.
So my desk as I've left it tonight.

So there it is! There is also cake tin - well one of those silicone ones as I've a came to make as well! Plus stuff waiting to be put away. 
Well that's it from me. Off to link up with Julia and  then visit some desks. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Good morning. It's a lovely one here and I'm raring to go! I have three ladies coming to craft this afternoon.
My desk/aka dining table is set ready. Yesterday I was at kitchen table painting some hearts and horse shoes ready to decorate. Asked to do a Craft Fayre - though not seen much advertising of the event so am a little dubious- we will see.
So here is my workspace

Had a super weekend in Yorkshire to celebrate our grandson's 10th birthday. On Friday eve went with younger grandson and our son to band practise. Sam has joined a new band and Matthew has joined in as well. They had a spare trombone so he stayed and played. He used to play in Youth Orchestra before going to uni 21 years ago.Here they are
Well that's all for now. Want to know what WOYWW is all about then click on icon in my side bar and join in ! I'm off to visit others.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Wonderful Weekend

Had super time in Yorkshire! We went to celebrate Harry's 10th birthday. DH and I travelled up on Thursday. Looked after boys before/after school on Friday. On Sat I helped Carolynn decorate birthday cake. At 4.15 6 lads aged 10/11 arrived and along with Harry and Sam we set of to Xscape - the lads were trampolining! They had great fun. Afterwards we went to Pizza Express where they consumed lots of dough balls and pizza :-)
After cake and unwrapping of some presents we all went to bed!
Sunday was Father's Day and DH and our son were given breakfast in bed ! We had a really lazy morning. We also gave Harry his birthday presents as we were coming home after lunch and his actual birthday is tomorrow! He was thrilled with his presents, the main one being a special rucksack.
Had a delish lunch of pulled pork and salad followed by birthday cake!
When we got home we went to visit our younger son & family to celebrate Father's Day again - more cake :-) x
The birthday boy - in blue! Love you H! X