Thursday, 29 May 2008


by the lovely Vicki at Paperlicious Oasis. Thanks Vicki- really i mean it-lol

The rules of the game get posted at the begining. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names and then goes to their blog and posts them a comment letting then know they've been tagged and asks them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer:

1. Ten years ago;.

Gosh I was only 19 -how mad- and since its coming up to Fathers Day I had just got engaged to Dominic. I was working in a dodgy clothes shop and was living at home with my dad. I was soon to go on my first ever holiday abroad.

2. Five things in todays to do list;.

1. Ironing and lots of it.
2. Washing and lots of it.
3. Online grocery shop with Tesco.
4. Make my gran a birthday card, she'll be 92 tomorrow and ive to go to her birthday party with my dad in Ardee- a place in the south of Ireland where my dad is from.
5. Hopefully lie out in the sun with a good book when Alex goes for a nap!!!!!!

3. Snacks i enjoy;.

There's so many- if im having a bottle of wine i love munching on crisps especially cheesy Doritos (though im supposed to be on a bikini diet- we're off on our hols in 3 weeks)

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire;.

I would give some money to immediate family members and set up large trust funds for the kids. Buy a huge house cause after all the kids still have school and grandparents here. Go on loads of holidays and only stay in really fancy places and shop till i drop in New York. Oh and have laser eye surgery!!!!!!

5. Places i have lived;.

Not very exciting ive always lived in the same town where i live now- Lurgan. Though we just moved into this house two years ago and its right beside the 2nd largest park in Northern Ireland.

I will now pass this tag onto Natalie and Vicki May and to anyone else who reads my blog. Im sorry but Alex is calling me...

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Happy Fathers Day- DAD

wow- Two cards in one day, im on a roll. Ive made this fathers day card for Dominic's dad. The image "dressed up" by Penny Black is ideal as he got a new dog just before Christmas and he loves him to bits.

The backing paper and "DAD" are from the Dovecraft Masculine range (what would we have done without this fab range of mens stuff?), the paw print paper is by Doodlebug- i think it sets this image of brilliantly. I must say i really enjoyed doing some cardmaking today even though ive neglected the housework!!!!!!

Love Noleen xx

Happy Birthday- Bubblebella

"And about time too" I can hear you say- ive finally managed to make a card- though I dont know how, my little Alex is in a foul mood and is standing beside me saying " mama bobo"!!!!! So here it is:

The gorgeous Bubblebella image is from Natalie and the backing papers are from Vicki May. I just coloured the bath, the brush and her hat in lightly with a pink pencil and used stickles for the bubbles and water. The oval greetings are from Craftwork Cards and i finished it off with little gems in the corners. Thanks for looking...

Love Noleen xx

Circle of Friends

I have to say i was rather shocked to learn that Natalie passed me on this reward as ive not posted a card in ages. Thankyou Natalie its very appreciated:

It is now my turn to pass it on to four people. Firstly im giving it back to Natalie and also to Vicki May, Vicki and Gina. Im so sorry to all my blogging friends for not making any posts lately, but i promise to get something posted today...

Love Noleen xx

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Thank you Vicki May

I just arrived home from my morning walk to find a package on the doorstep mmmm i thought to myself i havent been naughty and ordered any goodies and to my great suprise when i opened it up i found some fab Rac from Vicki.

She was so generous included was some gorgeous papers, rub ons, ribbons and bows, die cut shapes and other lovely embellishments. Thanks very much Vicki- you never know i might actually produce something now!!!!!

Love Noleen xx

The Sun is Shining

Hi Bloggers, sorry i havent been round much but the sun is shining so ive been outside all day every day playing with my kiddies. Im ashamed to say i havent given cards any thought at all. We are so fortunate to live beside a really big park that Alex and i have been going for lovely long walks while Aoife and Keelan are at school. In the afternoons after school we have all been out in the playground that is my back garden.

I hope everyone out there is enjoying the sun, i think its best to make the the most of it while we have it cause knowing our luck im sure the sun wont be round too long!!!!
Love Noleen xx