Thursday, 31 January 2008

My Paper World Sketch #3

This is a card I made for Nicola's sketch #3 over at My Paper World , she is doing one every couple of weeks so there is no excuse not to play along, even I can make a card every couple of weeks :0)
I have used one of my clear penny black stamps and layered onto my oval nesties, I have printed the message out and again used my nesties. I have added a little bee from the clear stamps and just put the dots on with a black pen, to do the scallop on the bottom I have used my corner punch, and just to let you know the card is pink and yellow not lilac, who ever said a camera never lies is a LIAR :0)
I made this card for someone who is not feeling there best at the moment so I hope it cheers her up.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged tagged by Tara at Tara's Designs in the Middle Name Game!

These are the rules:-

  • You must post the rules before you give your answers.
  • You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.
  • After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.
  • At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.

So here goes, my middle name is Marie

Marry - me and Dave are hoping to get married some time this year or next. Not to confuse anyone, we have been together for 7 years hence the anniversary card on an earlier post.

Am on a diet at the moment, I love chocolate but have not had not for a whole 9 days and counting,

Rice, just don't like it at all, don't like the look or the smell just reminds me of maggots, sorry if your eating :)

It took me 3 attempts to pass my driving test, like they say 3rd time lucky

Eventually would like to move to Leeds where Dave is from, all his family are there so it would be nice to be closer

Well I hope I have done that right, now to tag 5 other people, so here I go.
I tag Dawn, Nicola, Marlou. Andrea, and Manna,

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Blog Candy Goodies

Look at what arrived in my post this morning, yay, my blog candy goodies from Michelle's challenge, I had forgotten all about them so it was a very nice surprise, and then what made it even nicer was what was in the package, some mini messages which I love, some new ruffles, which spookily I had only just looked at in a magazine and thought I must get some and then some flowers and a beautiful card (sorry pic is not good), I must say a huge "thank you" to Michelle and her Mum again.
I am off now to craft :)

Friday, 25 January 2008

Happy Birthday Nattyk

This is a Birthday card for my blogging sister Natalie for tomorrow, I may not have time tomorrow to post it, but there is only a few hours to go so I don't feel too bad, once again I am not happy with the picture but hopefully Nattyk likes it.

1st Sugar Nellie

This is my first sugar nellie card, with Hamish and his tractor, I bought 3 stamps last week and couldn't wait to use it. I still have my magnolia images from Sue to use, but am too scared to use them , incase I make a mess of them (how silly am I).
I have used some dovecraft papers with the image, oh I have just noticed I have not put a message on yet, well it is still early!!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

My Paper World Sketch #2

This is my card for Nicola's sketch challange at My Paper World, she has a fantastic blog and always makes the most gorgeous cards.
I have bought tons of stickers when I started making cards and they have never got used, so I thought it was time I used some. The papers I have used was also bought when I started making cards so I can not remember where they were from. I have got another card to post but that one will have to wait until Saturday as it is for one of my blogging sister birthdays,

Monday, 21 January 2008

"I Love You"

Here is my anniversary card for Dave, as we have been together 7 years today (where does the time go!) I know it is not very manly but I can not do masculine cards, he does not mind at all, as long as I have made it for him.
I have used a penny black stamp and coloured in with watercolour pencils, I have used my nesties in a different way this time, I have cut out 2 scallop circles and a normal circle for the stamp, I have then cut a smaller circle into one of the scalloped circles so that it is like a frame, I have then used 3d squares to layer it up slightly (hope that makes sense!!). I think the rest speaks for it self.
The picture is not that good again, and I seem to be having problems with the colours, the card is deep purple but shows up as blue, I am taking the photos in my conservatory with a clear roof so the light is as good as it can get, the camera I have got is 5million pixels and quite a decent camera so any help again!! would be really appreciated,

Saturday, 19 January 2008

No card but "What does my Name Mean"

I saw this on my SBS 9 sister Manna's blog who in turn found in on Lulu's.
I must say I am quite impressed there only 1 or 2 things that are not really me but mostly they are spot on, give it a try and see what you think

***What Gina Means***

You are deeply philosophical and thoughtful. You tend to analyze every aspect of your life.
You are intuitive, brilliant, and quite introverted. You value your time alone.
Often times, you are grumpy with other people. You don't appreciate them trying to interfere in your affairs.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Born to Shop

Got some new papers and chipboard from Dovecraft, the backing paper and "born to shop" chipboard are from the Retro Floral range, it was just perfect for this hanna stamp. I have coloured the Hanna image with watercolour pencils and then a waterbrush, I have tied some grosgrain ribbon through the born to shop chipboard and then put that on with 3d squares.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

YIPEEE I am runner up

I came runner up in Michelle's blog candy, how good is that :0) I have no idea what I have won so it will come as a nice surprise what ever comes. I have never won anything before and even though technically I did not win, runner up is very good and I would just like to thank Michelles Mum for picking my card.
I have no cards today but will hopefully be posting one tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Kimmie's Magnolia Challenge 1

Here is my card for Kimmie's challenge to win some lovely blog candy, it is also a thank you card to my blogging sister Sue for sending me some lovely magnolia images (had to confess I had no magnolia stamps, shame on me) sorry about the pic but I had to do it in the dark as it needs posted in the morning. I know the card looks blue but the actual card is lilac and lavender!!
You may all see the tiny error I have made with the image being a bit squiffy, there is a very good reason......dancing on Ice was back on the TV distracting me, oh well it gives it a bit of character :0)

Thursday, 10 January 2008

New Baby Boy Card

This is a card made for a colleague of Dave's. Sorry about the darkness of the photo, it is only 12 noon but the weather outside is so yukky.
I have printed the wording and then layered the charlie 'n' friends decoupage onto white pearl card, it is very subtle but I didn't want to make it too fussy for a newborn. Hope they like it.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Michelle's Blog Candy

Well here is my first card of 2008 and it is for Michelle's Blog Candy . If you have not checked out her blog yet, please go and have a look her cards are fabulous.
I have used my new stamp Changito's Love Balloon from Stampendous, and used a thanks stamp I had from a magazine, I have not been stamping that long so really do need more message stamps. I have coloured the stamp with whispers watercolour pens and layered it onto some papers I have had for a while. The flower is papermania.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-9

Hello to all my new sisters at SBS-9.
Here is a bit about me and I hope to find out all about you and come and see all your lovely creations.
I am 38 years old and live in the West Midlands UK. I have been crafting in one form or another for as long as I can remember, but mainly did cross stitch and sewing, I have only been card making for just over a year and only for about 9 months seriously. I love all the papers, ribbons, flowers, stamps, I could go on and on, but I think you all get my drift. I work from home part time, which is lovely (no boss over my shoulder) and have been going to night school for a couple of years doing CLAIT course (computer, literacy and information technology)
I have been with my partner Dave for 7 years this month (luckily no itch yet!!).
Well if you want to know anymore about me, just ask. I will be visiting you all weekly and hope you will all enjoy visiting me

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Christmas Goodies

Well I feel a lot better today after my moaning yesterday, thank you for your good wishes xx, still have not done any cards this year though, but I did have a look at my goodies that I had for christmas and after drooling quite a bit, I thought I would take some pics, I must admit I love to see what everyone has had. If anyone can tell me how to use the ribbon storage on the 2nd pic I would appreciate it, for some reason I just can not work it out :)
Well I am gonna go and see if I can make a card for Michelle's blog candy, will be a small miracle if I do the way this year has started but I am ever the optimist xx

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Feeling sorry for myself

Am just feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment, so have come on for a bit of a whine.
Well I got christmas over and done and felt quite proud of the fact that I had looked after everyone and that everyone had left our home feeling happy and full from my hospitality only to get a head cold from one of Dave's family the night after everyone left!!!!. I spent new years eve in bed and still have the cold which is now worse than ever. I must admit I am worse than a man when I get a cold, I hate it but more than that I hate the fact that I have not had one day since the 18th Dec to chill and go and play with my new crafty goodies :(
Sorry about that but strangely I do feel a bit better and I have Dave to look after me over the weekend,
Thanks for listening xxx