Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Norm's Notes 31.

Today I have mostly been in A and E.

I have broken my arm.
I fell off the ladder doing the hedge yesterday!

Sammy has been administrating to my needs.

Thank you all for visiting my posts
this past month. Hope you have enjoyed yourselves.
On this fitting note I bid you farwell.

Back to you Mrs A. 

XOXO Norm.
Fine Print.
Rest assured Norm's fracture is only a small one but he is loving all the attention he is getting from Sammy.
It was only a short fall and you would think that  he'd be used to swinging around at heights but then remember he was hand reared so has no inkling of what a real jungle is like!!!!Lol.  He will though be out of action foe a while!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cut above the rest.

Norm's Notes 30.

Today I have mostly been cutting the hedge.

Just need to stretch a bit further.


XOXO Norm.

Monday, August 29, 2016


Norm's Notes 29.

Today  I have mostly been painting my masterpiece.

Using my new water colour pencils.

Getting there.

Nearly finished.
What do you think ?

XOXO Norm.

Fine Print.

Norm used  High Hopes Rubber Stamps 'Winter Fun Monkey' M-143  as his image to paint..

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weeds? What Weeds.

Norm's Notes 28.

Today I have mostly been trying out my new weed killer.

Looking good.


 Norm. Where has all the Orange blossom gone?

XOXO Norm.

Fine Print.
Just in case your wondering what the large upturned pot is doing in the background surrounded by pebbles, it's going to be a Mud Head just like the one in the Lost Gardens of Heligan  (only a smaller version.)
It is Norm's next project!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ten Green Bottles.

Norm's Notes 27.

Today we have mostly been taking our empties to the bottle bank.

We had to make several trips.

He He ! Bet your all singing along now!!

XOXO Norm.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ear, Ear.

Norm's Notes 26..

Today Sammy has mostly been trying on her earings

She couldn't decide which looked the prettiest with her new top.

So she put all 3 pairs in !

XOXO Norm.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Swing Time

Norm's Notes 25.

Today we have mostly been playing on our swing.

It is so not your turn Norm.

Yes it is.

XOXO Norm.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Norm's Notes 24.

Today I have mostly been polishing the car.

XOXO Norm.


It is time for a new challenge over at

So I would like to see  Kraft card used 
along with your Butterfly/ies of course.
If you use the optional colour then this time
it is to use multiple  colours as in a 

Here is my inspiration cards for you. 

1st card uses blue cardstock for the base.
I have used kraft card to die cut the window frame
which is  Crafts-Too Stitch hole Rectangle dies PCD98.
The image is by Hunkydory from their
Little Book of Shimmer which I have trimmed down
just very slightly so that is sits within the framework.
Butterfly is die cut using memory box Theo/ Whidbey
and kraft card.
Stickers and sentiment is a multicoloured sticker sheet.

2nd card used a pink base card and iridescent ribbon.
Image is from the same book as above along with the sentiment
Butterflies are multi coloured puffer stickers.
Image is adhered to the left over piece of kraft card from
the die cut used above. 

3rd card  is lilac cardstock used to make the base.
Kraft card and another piece of the lilac card are layered up
on top. The image is from the same Little Book of Shimer.
It has a covering of acetate which is adhered to the image using 
multi coloured brads.
 (from my recent win over at
Pixies Crafty workshop.)
Butterflies are Starform iridescent stickers
and the sentiment is glitterations.

Hope  these give you some idea of using multi colours on your project
and that you will play along with the challenge.. 
I'm looking forward to maybe seeing some mixed media
backgrounds on your projects.
Surprise me!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Norm's Notes 23.

Last night we got plastered.

XOXO Norm.

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Necklace.

Norm's Notes 22.

Today Sammy has mostly been making herself a necklace.

XOXO Norm.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Norm's Notes 21.

Today I have mostly been painting the shed.

XOXO Norm.

Christmas Layers

Time once more for the girls in the Christmas Card Club
to show our makes. The theme this time is 
'Use Lots of Layers  'and was set by Maureen.

Those Monkeys are still creating havoc so 
my cards have had to be very quick this time.

A quick delve into my used christmas card box
and I came up with this CAS card front. It did have a
a holly die cut adhered to it though so that was one layer sorted!

I used  a red card base and used further red and dark green
cardstock to layer up.
Card front was trimmed down to fit  and adhered on top
making it 5 layers in all.
How many layers is lots? Lol.

Then I turned to my Christmas stash of 
dies, digi's ,stamps, stickers, papers and embossing folders
to see what I could use .
I came across this pre coloured digi  called
Starlight Starbright by Sassy Cheryl from 
Paper Creator. His snazzy scarf caught my eye
and I sorted some tartan papers to go with it
They are all freebies from Making Cards.
Nov and Dec Christmas editions 2015

Used a green base card this time and layered up the tartan
papers using a darker green card stock.
6 layers including the image !
Silver sticker sentiment from my stash.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Spot of Lunch.

Norm's Notes 20.

Today we have mostly been having lunch in the garden.

XOXO Norm.

Friday, August 19, 2016

It's a Snail's Pace.

Norm's Notes 19.

Today we have mostly been racing our snails.




Mine won. you owe me 50p Norm.
That's not fair mine never came out of it's shell!!!

XOXO Norm.

Fine Print.
No Snails were harmed in the making of this post..

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Filling Up.

Norm's Notes 18.

Today I have mostly been filling the Newt pond up.

XOXO Norm.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Norm's Notes 17.

Today I have mostly been cleaning the statutes.


Do you think anyone else is going to notice 
the heads dropped off?

XOXO Norm.

More Vases.

Back again for more inspiration for
Another 3 cards using various images in my stash.

First up another Penny Black Stickeroos
'Painted Vase' #10-191.
I used Vanilla Ice shimmer cardstock for the base card.
I layered the image onto Pistachio green card.
The sentiment and butterfly stickers from my stash.

Second card uses silver mirror card and this is the 
best picture I could get of it. 
I have used  champagne Pearlised cardstock for the base.
Layered up with mirror card and then a slightly smaller square
of vanilla parchment paper.
The stickers are from two different design sheets.
Flower, sentiment and buterflies were on one sheet.
I placed the flower down first and then adhered the vase sticker
over the top to make it look like the flower was in the vase.
The vase and the 4 corner pieces were on another sheet.
I have used silver sticker lines to create the box frame.
A simple but classy design.

Last card uses pink cardstock for the base  card
Layered up with Vanilla Ice Shimmer card
die cut using Stitch Hole Rectangle dies 
by Crafts-Too.
The image is from Hunkydory
in their Little Book of Flowers.
Tiny pink butterflies were the fall out from a punch
I had used on a previous card seen here.
The sentiment is a silver sticker from my stash.
I didn't want to mask the picture behind so this is acually
stuck to believe it or not a shirt collar stiffner I just happened
to have on my desk. It was in a pot on my desk unforgotten
but then I accidentally sent the pot with contents flying onto
the floor and in picking up the ensuing mess found it. 

There is still a week left to play. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Raining Cats and Dogs.

Norm's Notes 16.

Today we have mostly been sitting under our umbrella in the rain.

XOXO Norm.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mole Patrol

Norm's Notes 15.

Apparently we have a Mole in the garden!
Today we have mostly been looking for him.

Did you hear Something?

No nothing there!

Look behind you!!!!!

XOXO Norm.