Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Name Frames...

A few name frames I have created over the last year... The recipients loved them as much as I enjoyed making them 😊

I hope you like today's share 😊

Until Next Time... Hugs 'n' XxX

Sunday, 23 August 2015

It's been way too long...

Way too long since my last update 😳

Life has been keeping me on my toes and I'm ashamed to say I forgot about my little ole blog... But I'm back to rectify that!!!

I've been doing quite a bit of crafting since March so have lots to share 😊 

There have been lots of changes in my life some good, some not so good but I'm picking myself up and getting on with things... I've opened up the diary to Christmas Card Orders already as I know I will be busy busy busy during December... I work and do my crafting around it... I'm also booked to go to the St Gemma's Christmas Market again this year, I enjoyed it last year and met lots of lovely people! 
The diary is already filling up with Orders both Christmas, Birthdays and Weddings😊

I guess it would be rude not to share a few photo's of at least one of my creations πŸ˜„ 

I was asked by a colleague if I could make a baby name frame as a gift... I immediately set about the task and this was my final creation... 

I hope you like it as much as the recipient does 😊 x

If you'd like to see more of my creations please feel free to check out my Facebook page... S.W.A.T (Stampers With Artistic Talents) 😊

Until Next Time Hugs 'n' XxX

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sweet 16th...

Today I thought I'd share the Sweet 16th Birthday Party Invitations I made for a friend's daughter!

She asked for Pink, Black and Cream with a bit of Bling!

Here is the finished creation...

Until Next Time... HUGS 'n' XXX

Saturday, 7 June 2014


This year is passing so quickly... I can't believe we're in June already!!!

I've been working quite a lot... but I've managed to get some crafting time in... I completed the Sweet 16th Birthday Party Invitations and have had many card orders to keep me busy!

There's a lot going on in the world of Stampin Up!

The retirement list is available in preparation for the new catalogue which will be available to customers from July 1st :)

Have you been thinking about joining the Stampin Up world... would you like to become a member of my S.W.A.T. team... now could not be a better time! Until the end of June you could join for £50, choosing £55 worth of goodies from the new catalogue sneak peek as your starter kit, goodies only available to demos until the catalogue goes live on July 1st!

I can't wait for my pre-order to arrive,  so I can create some samples for you to see :)

If you have any questions please do feel free to contact me... erika.sissons@gmail.com 

Apologies if this post seems jumbled... I'm having to compose it on my tablet due to my pc having a few problems and I haven't quite worked out the Blogger app :(

Until Next Time Hugs 'n' XXX

Monday, 27 January 2014

Hi guys..

Hope your all having a wonderful New Year... I know it's been a while... but I'm back!!!

I'd like to say Thank-You for staying with me... I hadn't planned on taking a blogging break let alone a crafting break but I needed to spend my time elsewhere and whilst things are still not on an even keel... I feel the need to create!

There's a lot in store for this year... the 28th January marks the start of not only the Stampin' Up! SAB (Sale-A-Bration) but we also have the New Spring/Summer Catalogue making it's appearance... I do have a few of the new products to play with but wont get a chance to play until the weekend... I have a Sweet 16th Birthday party invitation to design as well as a few birthday cards so will have those to share really soon.

Until Next Time... HUGS 'N' XXX

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Book Review… Making It Last!!!




RITA finalist Ruthie Knox returns with a brand-new eBook original novella, the finale of her delightfully sexy Camelot series!

What an amazing book… I started it last night and just could not put it down until it was finished… There was so much about this story that I could relate to… it was like the author knew how I was feeling and put it into words for me, quite scary that I’ve just turned 35 and the character Amber was the same age… I’m thinking 35 is the mid-life-crisis age for us women Smile with tongue out Open-mouthed smile 

Amber Mazzara is exhausted and lonely. Three young kids and a husband that works more and more for less money has taken a toll on the young housewife. She’s on her way home from Jamaica with her family when she’s given the opportunity to stay there and relax for a few days by herself. Like many married couples who’ve been together a long time, somewhere along the way, they lost their ability to communicate clearly with one another. When Tony arrives home, he’s berated by Amber’s mother for letting her stay in Jamaica alone and he promptly recognizes that he’s in danger of losing his wife. So he heads back to Jamaica and when he spots her in a bar, he sees her sporting a brand new hairdo and talking to an older single gentleman.
His first thought is that she’s cheating on him, but soon enough he sees her send the man on his way. When he approaches Amber, he introduces himself by a different name and she responds in kind. They pretend to be total strangers that are meeting for the first time. Some of the sentiments regarding marriage expressed in the text were extremely raw and heartfelt.

This book is real, but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. Because despite how tough marriage is with the day-to-day grime and kids and stress, these are two people who are still in love, although they both have moments of doubt. 
I challenge any reader who's been in a long term relationship to not be affected by this book. It's inspiring to watch the two characters work through this tough time and come out stronger in the end. I personally loved what Ruthie did here. Because the reality is that marriage is tough. It's not all romance and flowers and rainbows. It's kids and finances and problems and stress and it's so easy to lose sight of the love and the romance in the midst of all that. This book is a beautiful reminder of that. The fact that all that stress isn't worth it if you lose the things that matter most. It's about refocusing on those you love and not the day to day details that can suck the life and love out of a relationship.

Red heart It certainly has me thinking!!! Red heart

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Today I should have been attending a Wedding with HisLordShip… right up until last night he was asking if I wanted to go… he wasn’t taking anyone else and he was happy for me to go with him!

Whilst I wish Sarah and Chris all the best with their marriage… I just can’t face a Wedding at the moment… they’ll just have to be happy with the fact that I made their Invitations for them!

From the age of 15-16yrs old when I first saw HisLordShip up those ladders decorating at my aunt and uncles house… I knew I wanted to marry him… teenage crushes aren’t they great!!!
I don’t know what it was but I just knew he was the one… I didn’t see him for a while after, and was seeing someone else when I saw him again… those feelings of him being the one were instantaneous again and the flirting started, my relationship ended and in May HisLordShip said he’d take me out on his motorcycle… it wasn’t until the 31st May that we finally got to go out and we just connected so easily… that was the start of the next 17yrs of my life… There’s only ever been one man in my life and having been engaged to him twice… I always thought maybe third time lucky… but… there isn’t going to be a third time and my dreams of being married, traveling and growing old together are gone!!! Broken heart

A few photo’s…

June 1996

June 1996… Ah… so young!!!
25.12.1997… What a bump!!!
15.02.1998… The day we were bring the boys home!
08.07.2001… A nice family day at Bridlington for my birthday!
04.09.2004… Sam’s Wedding Vow Renewal… Can you see the rings on the fingers???

04.09.2004… Sam’s Wedding Vow Renewal 

03.01.09… Otley Chevin
15.03.2013… Celebrating HisLordship’s Birthday

I treated myself to Ali Edwards Big Picture Class… Hello Story for my birthday it started on my birthday so I was just destined to do it Smile with tongue out and plan on using these photo’s to do a Time-Line layout… just need to get them all printed, then I’ll be back to share it with you all!
For 17yrs… there’s not a lot of photo’s of us together is there… I can only find 2 photo’s of all 4 of us… Myself, HisLordShip and the boys and they are from when the boys first came home Sad smile 

If you’ve made it this far… Thank-You for enduring my ramblings… I have a question for you all Smile

How do you organise and store your printed photo’s?

I ask because I’ve had to search through a whole heap of unorganised photo’s to find the very top photo of HisLordShip and I to scan in so I could share it… I would like to get my photo’s organised so I know where certain photo’s are… all Help and Advice is gratefully received Red heart

Until Next Time… HUGS ‘N’ XXX