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Date Joined: March 16, 2013
Last Online: May 3, 2017
Birthday: May 12, 1961
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I broke my elbow ice skating and have not skated for 18 months:( But this week March 2016 I went back. I still love but I am very wobbly! I am still crafting. I am gradually moving from cards to other things like journals ( I still enjoy doing scrap booking). My children all have exam years this summer...poor things. Degree, A levels and GCSEs.

Latest news:( I have broken my wrist 8 Oct 2013 whilst ice skating. No ice skating for at least three weeks - and then only if i can promise not to fall on my plastered arm!. It's my right wrist and I am right handed so swaps are a no go at the moment.I really miss crafting.:(

( 3 September 2013) I have passed my level 10 ice skating...that's the last one of the baby levels...now I am going for bronze. I am so happy!

I was away at Camp Bestival ( an alternative rock festival with a bias for families) and returned on 5th August Monday evening.

While practicing for an ice skating competition with a large group of people ( 30 of us - the competition is called 'Team Challenge' -I fell over backwards, hit my head and ended up in hospital concussed and with a few stitches in my head. I am fine but will not be doing that competition...I'm just not quite good enough..maybe next year...but I am going to cheer the group instead!

The things that make me me are: ice skating badly but loving every minute of it: Spending far too much time in my craft room: Having a great husband who is ok with not having dinner on the table and always running out of milk, eggs and bread.: having three children who can sometimes be troublesome and then at other times be amazing: walking the dogs even when its raining: being a trustee of a local charity and a governor of a local school.

28 April 2013..First competition for my Synchro ice skating team...so nervous

Update on the skating..no one fell over, we remembered all the steps and we had fun! We didn't win anything...but we were up against very young teams and our team of 9 had a combined age of 400!

Favorite Music

I don't usually listen to music for music sake. After a while I get fed up with it. However I love country and western,ballads, gypsy rock. In particular I like Bond and Adimus. Instead I tend to use my Ipod to listen to books. When I do listen to music I am thinking - ' Can I skate to this ?' I play the piano and guitar and am trying to play the ukelele.

Favorite Books

I love sci fi and fantasy novels as long as they are not blatant love stories. I like books that are not too exciting, or thrilling. I belong to a book club which is good as it gets me to read other genres. I tend not to choose period novels...


I love paper crafting but I am not a completer finisher so I struggle to do things that need me to be precise. I create cards then cannot get rid of them so I decided to write to my daughter every week while she was at uni. Then to her friends as well. Also to my mum! So now I have to create 7 cards a week to satisfy this. Sometimes it is difficult to get them all out on time...sometimes its difficult to know what to say!

I am afraid that I do like glittery things and big things but have no favorite colours. I like geometric abstract designs rather than scenery with buildings or animals. This is probably because this is easier to create as I am not an artist! I am a very messy crafter and have to stop once in a while to find my desk!

Thing to send to me

I am into Ice skating stuff for making cards or scrap booking .In particular I collect cutting dies, rubber stamps and now postage stamps that relate to ice skating

I cant think of anything I would not like to receive... that's probably not helpful but maybe this will change in a while once I experience things like the goodie swap!

I like all colours. I like sparkly things on my projects :)


Comment: The wait was definitely worth it (darn winter storms!)! The doctor who stamp made me so happy! And the matching ATC was beautiful as well
Response: Wow that did take a long time! So glad you liked it...I still have a few of the Dr Who stamps left for special letters!
Viljami rated for Can this be mailed? on Oct 26, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the funny bucket :D
Response: In time for collecting trick or treat sweets!
123Poggy123 rated for Masking the Positive Image on Oct 12, 2013
Comment: I really like what you did for this ATC. Very nice job.
Response: I loved doing it.I love the droplets
Lizbee rated for Books Books and more Books on Oct 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the book, sorry it took me a while to rate, I thought I already had!
Response: Hope you manage to read it...if not pass it on!
ladydandlion rated for Cut Up a Grocery Box #9 on Sep 25, 2013
Comment: I have a 13 year old too. We should have them exchange postcards :) I agree about the cereal. I have the same problem.
Response: Hooray you got it ...after 90 days! Great to hear from you. Thank you for the heart.
martingale rated for Flat surprise's on Sep 25, 2013
Comment: Wow - what a fabulous envelope of stuff! Thank you so much! In particular, thank you for the gorgeous homemade card. I love all the skating things you make and this card now has pride of place up on my bookshelf. Many hearts coming your way.
Response: I'm blushing with pleasure...thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cards!!!
Response: Thank you very much for the heart!
Marryth rated for Doctor Who APCs - Kings! on Sep 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much! :) (There was indeed a fountain of glitter, hah!)
Response: Thanks...hope most of it stayed on
user2637 rated for Doctor Who APCs - Aces! on Sep 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the resend. Glad you found some poker-sized cards. I love the orangey background on these! You forgot your info on the backs, but I can fill it in. Let me know if there're titles for them. :)
Response: Thank for your kind words and letting me resend. What a pigs ear of a job I have done on this swap...there are no specific titles for the cards:)
paperlover rated for Hand Crafted Cards on Sep 18, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful cards. I appreciate the work you put into them.
Response: you are welcome
dragonwolfe rated for Handmade Card swap on Sep 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much, the cards are lovely and I know my boy is going to love the birthday card x
Response: I am glad you like them...I enjoyed making them. Thank you for the heart!
Johkup rated for Can this be mailed? on Sep 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the sand shovel :) Seems like it has been roughly handled during the trip but it came here in one piece!
Response: Hooray...cant wait for this swap to be done again I have a host of ideas for next time. Thank you for the heart
jclove rated for ATCs for Beginners: Watercolor Flower on Aug 29, 2013
Comment: L-O-V-E love the ATC! It is so pretty! And a lovely little splash of summer. Thank you very much! I will have to explore the UK some on Google maps! My mom lived in Wales for some time. I will definitely need to see where Monmouth is ;) Have a lovely day.
Response: thanks very much for the rating and the heart....I'm Welsh!
AmyMarie rated for Used Rubber Stamps on Aug 29, 2013
Comment: Yea! They have arrived. Thanks for doing a resend and being a vigilant partner.
Response: Glad they arrived, hope you can use some of them. Thanks for the rating.
kirstyenarno rated for RRR - Book Page Artwork on Aug 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice bookpage :-)And I must agree, I love your waterdrop stamp!!
Response: Thanks for the heart....it is pretty amazing!
lou rated for the stamp kitten swap on Aug 15, 2013
Comment: WOW! Many thanks for the beautiful cards and keychain -- and did you make the pretty notecard you wrote on? It is stunning!
Response: Great . Glad you liked it. Yes I did make it!! Thank you for my heart.
Comment: Thank you for the sweet notebooks! I also kind of wanted to leave the stitching showing on mine, but I kind of like the washi tape. It was fun doing something I haven't done before.
Response: I agree! Thank you for the kind heart.
elleto rated for Book Bookmark! on Aug 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark :-)
Response: Post is very quick...just sent that 4pm yesterday!. Glad you liked it and thank you for my heart
zoev1975 rated for Book Bookmark! on Aug 10, 2013
Comment: I love the map bookmark, and the card you sent it in was beautiful
Response: Pleased you liked it,I enjoyed doing this swap!...and thank you for the heart. I only posted that at 4pm yesterday!
Comment: Thank you so much for the timey wimey device. It was a very clever way to make it go ding!
Response: Thank you...yep it goes ping! Horay!

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stlouisphile on Apr 8, 2014:


I was thinking this might be a good book!

stlouisphile on Jan 6, 2014:

Happy New Year!!

Johkup on Sep 13, 2013:

Wendy, I'm hosting Can this be mailed? If you are interested :)

user2637 on Sep 4, 2013:

PPS (see your messages, haha) The Doctor Who stamps are AMAZING!!!!!

anrtist on Aug 17, 2013:

THANX for being a part of the LLL Group!

tumbochka on Jul 11, 2013:

Thank you for the beautiful rating and comment! It was so sweet of you!<3

stlouisphile on May 19, 2013:

Recieved my awesome card and the Doctor Who stamps you are wonderful!! Hope you have a great holiday !!!

stlouisphile on May 14, 2013:


Welcome to DWF! Please drop by the forum and introduce yourself! Geronimo!!

Cristin91 on Apr 22, 2013:

Happy Earth Day!

Thank you for joining my Recycled Greeting swap. :)

Discordia on Apr 16, 2013:

Thank you for letting me know! The link is fixed now. Shop's kind of empty at the moment, but thanks for having a look :)

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