OMG, It’s that time again, ALREADY!!

I must be getting really old. I can’t believe how quickly time goes by, I am on the box again tomorrow morning, on Ideal World, with a Christmas kit!!

I, like a lot of people, hate going into a store in the middle of September and seeing a Christmas display, but with Card Making you really do need to start early. Especially, if you make to sell or give everyone you know handmade cards. It all takes time.

I must say, I haven’t made a start on my Christmas Cards, but I think this has spurred me on. Once I have put the show to bed I am going to have to start making my own cards, as there are a hundred and one ideas running around in my head. I will end up making a huge mess again 😆

For my christmas cards all the glitter, metallic card and everything else shiny that I can find comes out of my craft store. Love it, love it. But it still feels early – I will have to get some tinsel out and drape it over my crafting table 😆

Hope you can join me tomorrow on the show, if you do, send in an email – would be great to hear from you.


I’m back =)

The new Aspers Casino opened in Northampton in June and they had their first poker tournament last night.

Well, of course I had to go and have a look and see what the place was like. Quite an impressive place really, plush and luxurious. The tables are spaced really well, so there is plenty of walking space, I expect this will change if the place is popular.

The card room is excellent, the tables are lovely with padded rails, so no danger of the dealer flicking the cards over the edge and calling a misdeal when you have aces 😆

The tourney last night was a £50 freezeout with 43 runners. I did expect there to be more, but they haven’t really advertised the place, I didn’t even know it was open 😆

The structure was good, 5000 starting chips and 30 minute blinds. I got off to a good start, increasing my stack to double in the first 2 levels, but then went card dead. I hung in there, trying to keep myself afloat by stealing a few pots and my stack yoyo-ed. I was down to 3k at one point when the average was about 10k. I managed to double up a few times winning my races and stole a few pots here and there playing position and eventually ended up at the table with only 3 left.

We decided to chop it 3 ways, with the chip leader taking £610 and, as me and the other guy were evenly stacked, we both took away £500 each. What a result 😀

I hadn’t played for a while so it was a great boost, least I know I’ve still got it 😆

I’m Gutted …

I’m totally gutted to find out that Kara Scott & Jeff Kimber were casualties in the WSOP Main Event during day 5. Jeff went out pushing all-in with pocket Kings being called by pocket 9s. Yes, you know whats coming – a 9 on the flop sent Jeff out.

Kara pushed all-in holding KQ after seeing an Ace high flop with a King on board, unfortunately she was called by her opponent with A10. Coming 104th out of 6,844 isn’t a bad result for her, it was her first time playing the main event in Vegas, I cansee that this is going to be the start of many big tournaments for Kara 😀

Ho hum, there’s always next year for us all, I am definitely going to be there in Vegas, maybe even paying in the main event – better start saving for the $10,000 buy-in, worry about food and accommodation when I get there 😆

WSOP 08 – Going into Day 5

Woop Woop

Kara Scott is still in the main event with 241k in chips and Jeff Kimber has a 987k!!

I am so pleased for them and am going to be biting down my nails while reading the live updates on the WSOP website

I am so pleased for them both, we need that bracelet guys 😀 I wish I was in Vegas so that I could be cheering them on, but I am cheering from my armchair. I know that Kara is on the TV table so I can’t wait for the broadcast.

Good Luck Guys, funking for ya 😀

WSOP ’08, Main Event- 2 days are over!

I have been checking the updates for the Main Event in Vegas and am so pleased to know that some of my buddies are still in. They will be going in battle for the 3rd day !!

We need to bring it home this year 😀 wouldn’t that be so cool.

Liv Boeree, winner of the European Ladies Championship, has managed to get through to day 3, be it short stacked with 36k. A chip and a chair, and I tell you, Liv with a chip is someone to be weary of at the poker table 😀

Kara Scott is still in and has a decent stack (90k), not great, but a fair few chips to play with. Jeff Kimber is doing well with a healthy amount (174k). I have been keeping my eye on the WSOP update pages and chip counts and know that Steve Davies, Willie Tann, Barny Boatman, Nik Persaud, Paul Jackson, Julian Thew are all going through to day 3 – not sure of their chip counts however. I am sure that there are a few more that I know, but the list is sooo long 😆 From 6844 starters there are only 1308 players left …

Will update again to let you know who is left in after day 3.

Good Luck guys 😀

Find WSOP live updates and chip counts here

Its been a bit quiet …

I thought I would add a post as I have been a little quiet of late. It’s not that I haven’t done anything, there is always something happening…


I have recently been to see an Elvis tribute act who is really very like the King himself. His name is Simon Patrick and you might have seen him last year on a BBC programme called The World’s Greatest Elvis . He was invited to audition and made it through to the top 30 out of thousands!! So, you an believe me when I say he is good. His stage name is The Rebel, he’s a regular act at the Stardust in Benidorm and in between visits to Spain and back he gigs in the UK.

Watch out for him in your area, he is definitely worth going to see, if only to ogle his snaky hips 😆 But, joking aside, he is incredibly entertaining and his love for The King is evident as it is easy to see that that he has been heavily inspired by Elvis and is a fitting tribute to his idol.

Aside from going to see The King, I have played a little poker, no results though :-(. Only got near the money, but just short, 3 times !!! You know the scenario, 7 paid and I get 12th place… suppose it goes that way.

On the poker front, there’s a lot of my buddies over in Las Vegas playing in the Main Event of the WSOP. There have been some casualties, but there are quite a few still in so I’m eagerly watching the live updates and funking for them all – Go on you Guys, bring it home … 😀

There’s a few Ideal World Craft shows in the pipeline, so watch this space and I will update with dates and times soon 😀 But, for now, Hina has left the building 😆

Happy Crafting and Stay Lucky xxx

There’s a lot in the pipeline so watch this space…