Saturday, 29 December 2012


At long last …….. I am the proud owner of an iPad using monies from Christmas presents towards buying one.

I knew Dad and David wouldn’t want to go shopping, let alone in the sales crush, so I asked Stephanie if she would like a trip out on Saturday.  We had a lovely day and had a free pass’ as David told me not to hurry back as there was football on !!!  The morning finished with lunch at the Chinese Buffet … yummy.

Although David has ‘poo-pooed’ it all the time I’ve been saying I wanted one, as soon as the set up was complete, he said he might want to get one !!!!!!!!!

Dad with iPad 29.12.12

We’ve already had Dad on my laptop at 81yrs old but today we had him looking at more retirement properties on the iPad which I think he found even easier to use.  I can see him having one too when he gets settled.

That’s all for now, pop back soon.


Thursday, 27 December 2012


I am so lucky to receive some lovely handmade cards from some of my team, customers and other crafters.

Today I would like to share just a few of those I have received, including a couple of gorgeous Punchart which are always among my favourites.


JANE – came home from the Lake District with a pet black sheep.  She is a very talented crafter and made her punchart ‘black sheep’.  Fantastic.


ANJ – another beautiful punchart creation using the wonderful Owl punch.


MICHELLE – a different colour combination for Christmas from my SU upline.


JANET – I love small cards, perfect for Christmas.


LORRAINE – I love the simplicity of this stamp, will have to ask where she got it.


JEAN – I love the Stampin’ Up! stocking stamp and punch set.  So glad I got my hands on one as it never made it to the European market.


TANYA – This was such a tiny cute card.  I’ve seen this idea done somewhere on Pinterest and love it.



JUDY – she has been showing me some wonderful different versions of this card, gorgeous.



LAURA – lovely two-tone effect on these ornaments and that embossed frame is another firm favourite.



LYNN – all this effort for Christmas, very much appreciated.

Again, these are just a sample of lots and lots of wonderful cards David and I received.  Thank you all for your kind festive wishes.  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.


Happy crafting :-)






Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Today, David, his 83yr old Auntie Ellen and I took our traditional annual Boxing Day walk along the North Norfolk beach at Snettisham.  Sadly last year she wasn’t well enough but really missed it.

We always laugh with Auntie saying that we’re going for a cup of tea with the Queen when we pop into the coffee shop at Sandringham for tea and cake.

You can see from the shadows and the darkened glasses that although the wind was blowing, the sun was shining brightly.

P1080899 Auntie Ellen (85yrs old) and David

P1080901 Auntie Ellen and Sandra

Back home and I set to work stripping down the remainder of the turkey and get the stock bubbling on the cooker ready to make some superb stock for turkey and sweetcorn chowder and turkey risotto tomorrow. 

David wanted to listen to some footie on the radio so whilst Auntie Ellen and I watched some festive films, I took my cue for a quick spot of crafting.

Inspired by an idea I saw earlier in the gift shop at Sandringham, I set about sketching a project to make using the new and exclusive products you can get FREE for every £45 spent during Sale-A-Bration, which runs from 22nd January to 22nd March 2013.

With extra free gifts for hostesses during this promotion, I will be filling my diary quickly so please give me a call on 01366 726407 if you wish to be sure of your choice of party dates.

Hope you’re having a fantastic Christmas break and enjoying all the leftover food that every household seems to have at this time of year.

Pop back soon.