My Sweet Life

Sunday, 23 January 2011

A couple of projects

Well, between work, study, home and family I've finally found some time to do some work on a couple of projects I've been working on. One I did purely for pleasure...

I got the quote from becky higgins site here. A couple of stamps, ribbons and prima flowers and its done.
The other project I've been working on is for my best friends daughter who is getting married in the summer. I offered to do the invitations for them and so far this is what I've come up with, and have enjoyed every minute of putting them together!
 I've blacked out a few of the details but you can still see what I've been up to. The card at the back is slightly embossed with flowers and bows and is really pretty, I've used 120gsm premium paper to print the invites on to and then there is a layer of snow white vellum, all topped off with green organza ribbon. Will be posting one off for them to have a look at in the next couple of days so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that she likes them.
Short and sweet from me again!
Have a great week guys!
V x

Friday, 14 January 2011

Random pic & my "non" resolution

I just tweeted this pic but I love it so I'm blogging it too.
It was taken in the summer when we were in Whitby, absolutely lovely place, be sure to visit if you ever get a chance. Not sure why I wanted to take a picture of a seagull but I love the noise they make and don't get to hear it very often out in the country and it just looked so lovely against the gorgeous blue water.
I added the caption in photoshop.

Doesn't he look pretty? Proper picture postcard pose lol. We took alot of photos on that holiday so I hope get round to scrapping and blogging them.
I haven't really made any resolutions but I have vowed to try and manage my time better. I work full time, I'm trying to complete an NVQ 2 in health and social care, I have a busy family, house and pets to keep up with so crafting has been properly pushed onto the back burner but I've had this week off so I've been cleaning, organising, throwing out alot of "it might come in handy" stuff and generally getting my entire house arranged to run with military precision and minimal upkeep lol, hopefully that will free up some of my time.
Anyway! Off to do a bit of pottering around and practise my good time management skills, I have a way to go yet but I am working on it! If you have any tips please feel free to leave them here for me.
V xxx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Simple Wife

Take a look at this site and keep good thoughts in your hearts for them xx

Couldn't not mention this little guy

Along with all the good news we've been having we had a tragedy in early September last year, we lost this little guy, our baby Reggie. Oh how we loved this guy and how heartbroken we were, and still are, when he was hit by a car. I think the worst part was I found him by the side of the road on my way to work one afternoon, a horrible thing I can tell you. We found out later that he had been left in the road but a very kind neighbour had found him and moved him to the grass verge in the hope that his family would find him and claim him. A heartfelt thank you card from us all was swiftly posted through their door when we heard of this.
He's now in a very beautiful area of the garden with some gorgeous plants around him that will flower in the summer.

#nips in and sits down# Hello!!

Well, I'm back again it seems lol.
What a few months its been!
My son Ady, who has been job hunting forever, finally has a new job! woohoo! A few months in and hes doing well :) He also announced that he and his girlfriend are expecting a baby!! So the job really couldn't have come at a better time. And then, yes there's more, they got engaged at Christmas so its all happening for those two right now. I'm so so happy with all their news, even though the shocker of becoming a grandma at 41 took a day or two to sink in lol. Really couldn't be prouder or happier about it. Now I'm faced with the dilemma of what I will be called in the grandparent department, I'm thinking grandma is a little bit to old sounding so I'm leaning towards Nanny or Nana, got a few months to ponder it. Baby due 12th July :)
Now, my elder daughter Freya, she started studying biomedical sciences at Chester university in September. Sooooo proud!!! Sooooo missing her so much!!! I've been finding it tough without her at home but I'm slowly, sort of, getting used to it. She's just gone back after three weeks at home for Christmas so its been really lovely having her here but difficult to let her go back again. She has settled in really well and is enjoying and embracing student life 100%. Wouldn't want it any other way!
My youngest daughter, Taylor, is in her 1st year of A levels and is doing well and studying hard. I think she's finding it odd now being the only left at home with the other two "flying the nest" as the old saying goes. Having said that I'm sure she is enjoying the extra bit of spoiling she's getting being mums baby lol. We spend lots of time together and often laugh til we cry, which we've always done, but I think it's nice for her to have mum and dad to herself for a while. Another 18 months or so and she too will be heading to university so absolutely making the most our time.
Do I sound like a proud, clucky, totally in love with her kids mum? I do hope so!
Right, this post is getting huge so I'll finish up for now but I will definately be back soon

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Im alive!!!

morning all, i have been guilty of neglecting my blog for the last few weeks! ive been interviewing for, and getting, a new job! im going to be a support worker for adults with autism and learning disabilities and im soooooooooooo happy and excited about it. im just waiting for the crb checks and everything to come through and then i will get a start date :) at the moment im working in a filling station and i hate it with a passion so i cant wait to hand in my notice and walk away from there for good.
also! im going to be 40 on monday, eek! where does time go?? but! with a new job to look forward to im really thinking that maybe life does begin at 40 :)
i will be back soon with some new projects ive been working on, i just wanted to check in and let you know i havent disappeared for good.
hope all is well with everyone
see you sooner!
V x

Monday, 1 June 2009

You tube colouring link

morning :)
heres the link to the simple colouring technique i mentioned yesterday, click me :)
i say simple because its not to intricate and seems to be an excellent starting point, ill definately be giving it a try.
another busy day ahead so away i go, hope you find the tutorial helpful, theres are tonnes of great videos on you tube, wish id gone there sooner!
see you soon
V :)
Vikki is Made Of Charm, Wit, and Silliness
3 parts Charm
2 parts Wit
1 part Silliness

And a Splash of Courage

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