Monthly Archives: July 2008

Randomness that I will miss by not going to Edinburgh this year

the lovely, and very funny, Tina C.

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Nothing crafty going on in my world

at the moment, oh no, no, no, far too busy for that I’m afraid – and the recent weather hasn’t helped much recently either.

To make up for it I have got some things that I am very excited about,:-

  • A rather fantastic piece of equipment is soon to be purchas.
  • Edinburh Fringe is about to start (whilst I won’t be able to actually present) there should be loads of podcasts and listen again bits of randomness to keep me off the streets.
  • My Honey’s birthday on Friday.
  • 2 and a bit weeks til our cruise – compensation for not being able to go to Edinburgh

Last week I had a nice chat to one of the Grey Maffia Ladies What Lunch Brigade, and she was telling me that every year without fail she goes up for the Festival, therefore I have mentally promised myself that next year we will go, no matter what (as Toodles will be older we can take her too)!



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here’s a bit of my recent inpsiration.

This is a fridge magnet that Toodles bought me when she was little.  He hangs around on my fridge, and I absolutely love him.

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One of the cards from last week’s Stamp Camp with Caz

we had an ace time, and this is one of the projects from last weekend.

It used the SU Roses in Winter set, which in my opinion the catalogue does absolutely nothing for.  I’d passed over it so many times in there, and yet when I saw examples of it, my mind was changed and I’ve ordered a copy.  Also ordered the Un-Forgettable set as well.

It’s been another busy old week at work, and also had a few bits and bobs to do (very secret squirrel, but getting there with the project, and will hopefully I can talk more about it soon).

Last weekend we bought Guy a bike in readiness for his birthday, and tonight the three of us ventured down to Haysden Country Park and had an absolutely ace ride – completely precious time with our Daughter, which I’m beginning to realise just can’t be got back (not really sure where the last 10 and half year have disappeared to).  Normally though, when it’s just Toodles and I, the ride is good fun but not what you could ever describe as high energy.  If you throw her Father into the mix then it gets all extremely high energy  between the two of them.  Why are men so competitive?

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Toodles and Binks

I can’t say much, but keep an eye out at Toodles & Binks Blog for news over the coming weeks that is really very exciting.

I’m off in a short while to Caz’s SU Stamp Camp, fingers crossed that the weather is going to hold up, otherwise we will be in for a soaking as it’s in the garden!

Ohh, and happy anniversary to my Honey, we’ve been married 11 years today – sorry, I didn’t have time to make you a card yet, but you know I haven’t forgotten.

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My lovely shiney new friend

and he seems to work a treat.  Really, well worth the money too.  I got mine from Cre8tive Online – who actually giving purchasers’ the chance to win one this month!

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Just to prove I can still do arty.  Here’s the Charm to go with yesterday’s page.  I wonder now if I should have done an arty page to go with it?

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My 4 x 4 page for Charm Book Submission


  • Green Scrapbook Sally cardstock
  • Hero Arts Sparkle Clear “Yoo Hoo Owl” set
  • Fluid chalk inks in Moss Green, Dark Moss and Blush Rose
  • SU Close to Cocoa Ink Pad
  • Palette Noir Ink Pad
  • COPIC Markers
  • Flower gems from the Hero Arts Sparkle Clear set
  • Bronze Perlidoodles

I used my new toy, the Making Memories 12×12 Paper Trimmer, which is so lovely.  Is it me, or is there just an unrelenting search for a decent trimmer when you papercraft?

I’ve finished the charm as well, and will upload it tomorrow.

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Round, round pedals, down, up, down

Well, that’s downright nearly killed me.  I unwisely suggested to Guy that we buy a cycle rack for the back of his car, and then Toodles and I could do then the Tonbridge to Penshurst cycle path.

There’s a very long hill you have to go over to get to the Castle, and I really thought my whole life flashed before me at one point.  Still, there is also a lovely descent with a beautifully (actually stunning) view of the castle, which made it all worthwhile.

Guy dropped us off in Haysden Country Park, and then drove to Penshurst, parked and walked to meet us with Dexta Dog.

The whole ride is just over 6 miles – which probably sounds like nothing to the fit readers of this blog – and took us just over an hour. 

One advantage was that I think I have got the hang of the bewildering amount of gears my bike has, before today I just stayed in whatever gear it was in when I collected it from the shop, and didn’t have a clue how to change them.  Thanks to a lesson from my lovely hubby, I now have a new skill!

Just scoffed down roast veggies and cod, followed by Eaton Mess with lemon meringues and Kentish rasberries, all washed down with a lovely rose.  Only problem with all this outdoor stuff – it don’t arf make you hungry!

I confidentally expect not be able to walk in the morning, so I’m off for a nice bath and a rub down with the Craft Stamper.


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A work in progress


done the front side of my charm, and just sticking round the Galaxy Dropz, it’s not too hard to do, but I have to wait for the Diamond Glaze to dry for each side.

In case you’re wondering what Dropz are, they are teeny tiny zoomz – and are perfect for edging, the centres of flowers etc.

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