Monday, 22 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
Thank you in advance xxx
I now have a yukky head cold which is doing my head in (if you pardon the pun) so my bad luck still rolls on, we had ellie at the vets tonight too, luckily she is fine but she went to get pampered at the groomers yesterday and fainted poor little love, so she has had a check over and as far as they can tell she is ok!.
I promise I will try and get round to everyone soon, I have been looking through but not commenting :)
Hope you are all well and not too stressed with christmas, I know I am :)
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Things have been quite hectic and there have been a few problems (not mine for a change) which have totally taken over my brain for the last week. Sorry I have not been and visited anyone but I will try and get to you all soon.
Hope you are all well, I know you have all been busy because I have over 200 posts to check on my google reader, oh and before I go, I have been awarded an award :) by some of you so I will be adding that very soon thank you so much xxx
Hopefully be back with something to show you very soon xxx
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
"This weeks challenge is Snow! Anything snow related - snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes etc! "
As you can see I like this card today, the lovely Sue gave me the stamp for my birthday "Thanks Sue xx", the image was coloured with promarkers and the papers are all papermania, hope you like it :) . I am so behind with my blog hopping I do apologise but there are so many blogs that I visit now, if I left comments on all the cards I liked I would not have chance to make any :) but I really do visit you all and love all of your cards xx
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
I have no idea why I have put it on, and if you can not already tell, I am having a beat Gina up day :)
I was going to put it up for secret crafter saturday challenge which this week is "Buttons and a cute image" but I think I will make another for that instead.
I have used SU papers and an image given to me and the flowers are from my stash. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a better card :) and in a better mood with myself too :)
The candy closes on the 26th November at 6pm
You have until 5pm on 26th November
LOL Sue has just told me I have not linked the candy, it must have been subliminal because the less people see it the more chance I have :)
I have now linked it (drat) :)
Monday, 17 November 2008
I have used my PB stamp coloured with promarkers (are you bored of me using these yet!!). I have used DCWV papers and a gorgeous poinsetta (sp?) given to me by the lovely Linda, thanks for looking and all your comments, I know I don't say it enough but I love every single one of them and really appreciate the time you take to leave them xxx mwah xx
Sunday, 16 November 2008
I have used papers from my candy win from Vicki, they are basic grey and they are gorgeous, the image was coloured with promarkers and the flower is from my stash, sorry for the quick post but I am dying to watch "I'm a celeb", I have taped it, lets see who the celebs!!!!! are this year :)
Saturday, 15 November 2008
I have used DCWV papers and a PB image isn't he cute :) I have coloured him with promarkers and added a bit of stickles to his hat, the sentiment is from craftwork cards
Hope you like and am having a good weekend xx
Friday, 14 November 2008
I have used an image given to me which I have coloured with guess what......yes my ProMarkers :) , the papers are DCWV and the rest is from my stash.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
I have used an image given to me from the lovely Denise and coloured it with my gorgeous ProMarkers :)
The papers, punch's and sentiment are all SU and the ribbon and brads are from my stash.
Hope you like it xxx
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
I have used a PB stamp, I have coloured in with ProMarkers and paper pieced the hammock and used my nesties for the oval, the paper is papermania and the ribbon is from Michelle for my b/day. The flowers are from my stash, excuse the eyelets please, I used my cropodile and I have not got the hand of it yet :(
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Feeling a bit sorry for myself today, the strong rain and winds we had a few nights ago have now equated to water stains in the kitchen on the ceiling and walls and in the conservatory !!! no idea how it got in. Have had a big bust up with Dave today, bless him he does try his hardest, but we have not one bit of luck since we moved in this house 5 years ago, we have had a bird stuck behind the fire, a bee's nest, wasps in the loft, rats in the garden, the neighbours had a toilet blockage which meant they had to rip up our conservatory floor to get to the manhole !!!! apparently we have the only one in the street if anyone needs unblocking, chimney breast out, tons of electric problems OK OK I here you say, but there is more :) I won't go on though, you have been put through enough, and you only came to look at a card :)
thank you though, I think I have got it off my chest..... a bit :)
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
I have used another new alota stamp (I am in love with these cuties) and coloured her with ProMarkers which I bought from Wendy's shop, and Wendy was kind enough to let Dave pick them up for me from her home :) "Thank you". the papers are DCWV and the sentiment is stampabilities,
Sorry about the picture but if you live in the Midlands at the moment you will know the weather has been awful all day, the rain is still pouring as we speak
Saturday, 8 November 2008
I have used my new alota stamp which I have just fell in love with, aint she the cutest little thing :) the papers are K&Co, the sentiment is not showing up too well in the picture, can not understand why, hope you are all having a good weekend xx
Oh no, I have just noticed, I have not coloured her shoes in :) oh well they look quite cute in white (or that is my excuse now) xxx
Friday, 7 November 2008
The image was given to my for my birthay and the rest of the bits are from my stash apart from my new stamps from SU, they are the Circle of Friendship stamps and I have used my new punches too,
Have a great weekend everyone xxx
Anyway, as I mentioned is my earlier post, I have joined Jule's stampers 10 club and it was my turn to be hostess and if anyone is wondering if it is worth joining then let me show you what I have for free, gratis, zilch, nowt, 0, :) all of these goodies below. I have a choice of level 2 free gift which I chose cause for celebration stamps and then I had £35.00 to spend too, thank you to my other stampers 10 group for spending so much :) I bought the hodgepodge hardware set which is stunning, the brads are gorgeous, and also a scallop punch, how good is that.
New Morgan Collection - 2 Door Cupboard number 621/1817 at £44.99, they are really chunky and so deep, you fit loads of crafty bits in. The desk I have matches too.
The shelves on top are - Beech Small Extra Deep Bookcase 610/9479 at £17.99 they are deeper than normal shelves so a lot more sturdy, they do not match exactly with the colour of the base units but I am quite picky and I can put up with them :)
Now I am waiting today for my goodies from my SU order with Jules, I have joined the stampers 10 club and it was my month to be hostess so I have loads of goodies :) all I have to do now is wait for Dave to come home, I phoned Jules yesterday to organise for Dave to fetch them today so I don't have to wait ( I am not impatient at all) and I didn't make him drive 2 hours up the motorway for them, he had to visit Leeds today anyway...honest :). Well he got them this morning at 9am so I have to wait now till 5.30pm for him to get home, so pop back later and you can see my new goodies xxx Oh and not forgetting I have a card too xxx
Thursday, 6 November 2008
I used an image given to my by the lovely Jill and the papers are from the lovely Han, I really like this card. I coloured the image with my ProMarkers, I still need a lot of practice but am really loving them. Hope you likey :)
Now here is a couple of pictures to be proud of because it won't stay like this for long, my clean and tidy room :) I think I confused everyone (including myself) saying I had a new unit, well I had not put it up in my last picture hence all of the mess on the floor, so here is my new unit or shelves, I did a bit of jiggery pokery and moved one unit to the middle and then put 2 shelving units either side, I need to see everything I have because if it is out of sight it is out of mind with me
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
I haven't even got my "thank you" cards out yet, how useless am I :(
I also received a card from Nicola last week with some images, "Thank you Nicola, I love the card and the images" I thought I had put a post on but it was in my drafts so here it is and it is so nice to see Nicola back xx
Well if I am not back later, please all have a happy and very safe Bonfire night and don't forget the firework code. We are having some pet friendly fireworks so Ellie won't be scared :)
Hugz Gina xxx
Friday, 31 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I have used a FF image, coloured with my new pro markers, sakura glaze pens and not forgetting some stickles for that added bit of bling!! I have only got 2 brown pro markers so it may look a bit odd :) the pp are SU dashing designer series, I did have a hot sweat on when I cut these up because I love them so much :) the red card is from my stash, I have punched the tag with my new SU round tag punch and added the sentiment from papertrey, I have attached that with a brad.
Hope you are all keeping warm, have a good night xx
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Monday, 27 October 2008
The challenge is "make a pink card and send it to someone who could do with a little tender loving care."
So here is mine, I have had to wait until now because I wanted to use my new promarkers (I need more of these already :). I have used my new tilda stamp and the rest is from my stash.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
I can not believe where the time is going at the moment. The Dirty Dancing tribute night was good fun, we did have to wait around a while, which was the only downside but that was because we arrived to early, they told us 7pm but there were still people turning up at 8pm, and then the act didnt come on until 9.30pm. If you do ever get a chance to go, it is worth it and if you get the same Johnny as we had, well lets just say he was very nice indeed :)
Anyway Dave is back at work tomorrow so I may get some crafting done at last, and I will hopefully get round to you all too at some point
Enjoy what is left of your weekend xxx
Friday, 24 October 2008
Yesterday I had another lovely day, Dave has had 3 days off and it is the first holiday that has not been spend doing the house so we have made the most of it, we did some shopping yesterday and had a pub lunch, last night I had a play with my new toys (I am now adicted to promarkers :) and made a little note book from my new Bind it all, I must say it is very easy to use, the covers were made from some packaging from my new promarkers, and the papers were scraps.
Now for the Dirty Dancing reference, we are off to a Dirty Dancing tribute night tonight, I have no idea what will happen but we get a meal, the tribute and then a disco :) hopefully I won't be in a corner !!!!!
Anyway I will be off now, hope you all have a fab weekend and lets hope the weather stays nice for us :)
The first is from Katie, it is a gorgeous card and I love the tag and flowers, and I will have to pinch the idea of sewing on the buttons :) thank you Katie xx
The second card is from Lulu, this is another beautiful card, the picture does not do it justice, thank you lulu :) xx
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Now before you start looking through the post be advised it is long, but I was not going to leave anything out :) also some of the pics are not the best but the light was fading fast and I must admit I was rushing a bit :)
Ok the first picture is of my cake, Dave brought it in to me at 9.30am, when I asked why so early he said that it would be more of a surpise, so I had to have some or it would have been rude:)
This gorgeous card is from Natalie, I just love how Natalie seems to make the perfect cards, thank you Natalie xx
This lovely parcel was from Han, there is some gorgeous papers, chipboard tags, alphabet stickers, mini album and of course a beautiful card which I love :) Thank you so much Han xx
Now this gorgeous card and goodies is from Michelle, this is one of my favourite images ever, and I love how she has done my name :) there is DCWV christmas papers and 2 yummy reels of ribbon, thank you Michelle xx Sorry about the picture on this one, this parcel is from the lovely and generous Linda, there is a lovely stamp, some gorgeous images, poinsetta flowers, basic grey paper pad and some more flowers Thank you so much Linda I love it all xx
This gorgeous co-ordinated set is from Denise, thank you. It is a gorgeous card with matching image folder (full of yummy images) and notepad, Thank you Denise it is all beautiful xxx
This beautiful card is from Lynsey, it has sparkle and glitter on, she has put some gorgeous images in too and I can not wait to have an evening of colouring :) Thank you Lynsey xx
This elegant card and image folder is from Vicki, it is gorgeous thank you Vicki xx
Another gorgeous card from the lovely Sue and guess what that is at the front..........yes its my first charlie and charlotte image, Thank you soooooo much Sue xx I love it and she has also given me some more gorgeous images
This is a beautiful image folder packed full of images from Vee, thank you Vee, there is also some gorgeous ribbons and brads, thank you so much Vee xx
This stunning card is from the lovely Jill, she has also given me some images and some gorgeous paper pad too, thank you Jill, I love it all :) xx
This is from Manna, the card is the cutest, there is also a gorgoues stamp, rubons, images and stickers, thank you sooooo much Manna xxx
Now for some of my pressies, now you know I have been pondering on promarkers/copice/prismas etc, well here is what I have gone for and Dave bought me all of these :)
This is also from Dave, I got if from QVC on craft day, I am so patient the box has been sitting there for weeks :)
I got these goodies via Jules (SU Demonstrator) , they are SU papers and the round punch
I have also had some new watercolour pencils,Here is a promarker holder and a ribbon holder with some gorgeous paper pad from DCWV
Well thank you for taking the time to get to the bottom of the post :), I will email everyone tomorrow and thank you properly, I am off now to play with all my new toys, images, papers, stamps and so much more,
Thank you again soooooo much, you really have all made my day
Lots of love Gina xxxxxxxxxxxxx