Wednesday, 30 April 2008

SBS 9 april Sketch

This is my card for our April sketch at SBS 9 this month the sketch is from Lulu I have embossed pearl ivory card with my cuttlebug embossing folders and added it to a mat of gold pearl card,


Monday, 28 April 2008

Candy on it's way

I am just about to hit 10,000 visitors so have decided to do some blog candy, now I have seen quite a bit of candy about so hope you can all cope with some more :) I can not believe that I have had so many visitors and am very grateful for every 1 of them "thank you"
I will be letting you all know tomorrow what it is and what I want you to do for it.......because yes there is a challenge, see you tomorrow :)
xxx

Friday, 25 April 2008

SBS 9 colour challenge

At last a card, blimey where does the time go, it has been a week since my last confess..... oh sorry last card :)
Here is my card for our SBS 9 colour challenge set by Suzann this month the colours are "Brown and Green" not my usual colours but nice to have a change.
I have used papers from HOTP and ribbon from my stash, the flowers are from flora doodles, this is just a simple card to get me back in the flow




Tuesday, 22 April 2008

RAK from Sue

I have received a very generous RAK from Sue today "Thank you sooooo much" , it really did make my day as I was in a "nobody likes me and feeling sorry for myself" mood, I am worse than a child I know :) so it was so lovely to get it. There is a gorgeous card that I admired yesterday when she posted it and I must admit I did envy the recipient and it was me YAY :) it also has some lovely images and ribbons and buttons and flowers and more images, how lucky am I :) so I am going to go and have a colouring evening and see if I can get a card on tomorrow, thanks again Sue xxx



Monday, 21 April 2008

I've Been Tagged

Sorry no cards today, am feeling a bit under the weather, nothing serious just a few aches and pains, should be fit and well in a few days!!!

Vicki has tagged me so here goes
1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? and why?
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?
3. What are your three favourite crafting products?
4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?
5. What are the last three books that you read?
6. Qvc or create & Craft?
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?
8. What is your claim to fame?

1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? and why? Jessica Alba, because she is stunning and we all live in hope!!!!
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why? I would love to spend 2 weeks with Shane Ward (Phoarrrr) if only I was 10 years ok maybe 20 years younger :) .I would hate to spend a second with John McCririck (horse bloke) let alone 2 weeks yuk yuk yuk
3. What are your three favourite crafting products? papers, flowers and ribbons
4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be? I would invent a time machine so I could go back 20 years and change some bad judgements I made
5. What are the last three books that you read? I have to admit it has been a while since I read a book,
6. Qvc or create & Craft? Qvc I like to watch but it does get on my nerves sometimes,
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV? DCWV
8. What is your claim to fame? I have mentioned it before, our school was in Clockwise the movie and I was an extra with all my year at school you can see the back of my head in the assembly and I show it every time its on :)

Now I have to tag several people but from what I have seen everyone has or will be doing this one already but please have a go if you havn't, I love to see what you have all put.
Hopefully will be back soon with a card or 2
xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday #6

Here is my card for Cute Card Thursday, the challenge is "It's a Man's world, This week we would like to see your cards made for the men and boys in your lives! "
This chap is "George" isn't he cute, I got the link from Marlou's blog for a download site here, I had the idea of using this paper straight away, it was just made for him. When I looked on the website for the DT samples they had used the same paper so I feel like I have pinched the idea now!!! any how the lady who had designed the card is Louise Brigden and from my investigating I also think she is the very talented lady who designed George, he also has a girl friend Dotty, I may be telling a story everyone already knows but he is new to me :). I used my spotty embossing folder to do the golfballs and just used the reverse side, I then added rubons.



Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my card for PTW challenge "All that Glitters!"
As you can see I could not resist and have inked up my new sugar nellie stamp "Penelope" she is so beautiful but I think I need a bit more practice with my colouring for this one. I have used glitter stack papers for the backing and have matted her onto lilac glitter card, I have also matted the message onto the glitter card and added a couple of flowers with glitter brads. Oh well back to the ironing now :(




New Stamps

I have had a nice delivery from funky kits this morning, they do such a good service and so quick which is always nice for me, a person who has no patience!!! if you are wondering why there are papers with the "Penelope" stamp, it is a
"Brand new Challenge Kit released from Sugar Nellie
You will receive a "Penelope" Stamp drawn in the beautiful whimsical style of Rachelle Anne Miller along with a selection of double sided 6x6 Heidi Grace Papers
Our design team will upload sketches and samples and the rest is up to you!
Add your own ribbons, embellishments & creative touch to make your own Sugar Nellie Creations!"
what a great idea

I am very busy at the moment, hence no cards :( but will hopefully get chance to ink up some of my new babies later on...........ok I may change that for, it looks like the ironing will yet again be put off so I can do some stamping :)
I have not been keeping up on my comments either so I do apologise for that but I will be round soon.




Monday, 14 April 2008

"Help"

I have been messing around as you do because I wanted to add a photo gallery of all of my cards down the side bar, I have seen this on a lot of blogs so thought I would give it a go, anyhow my messing has now got rid of some of my cards. I did it through google photos on my google reader if that helps..........because it sure don't help me AAARRRGGHHHH I love computers but sometimes I could throw them through the bleeeeeeping window :)
Any ideas anyone...........PLEASE!!!! :)
Oh I have just remembered my pictures that are lost are still there in the blog folder :{
Thank you xxxx

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday #5

This weeks Cute card Thursday challenge is "Things with Wings"
Here is my card, there are wings there honest :) you just have to look quite closely, it was the only stamp I had that I could think of with wings. The stamp is pink cat studio, the paper is from craftwork cards which I have also paper pieced onto the parcels and the corrugated card is from my cs, the picture makes the green look like pea green but it is more lime in colour and looks so much better in real life :)


I was lucky enough today to get a packet from Michelle today she sent me some lovely images, with this gorgeous folder "Thank you" I am awe of all of Michelles cards like a lot of people. I have forgotten to take a pic of the inside and it is way too dark now sorry, I loved the image so much I have been and bought it from Funky Kits and it would have been rude just to buy one so I got a couple extra and the new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps which look fabulous,



Friday, 11 April 2008

Vicki's "BLINGing Challenge"

Vicki is having a challenge, "By way of saying thank you, I thought I would set a challenge, entitled.....'BLING'-ing beautiful. Where byI would like you to make a card of your choice, the only stipulation is that it has to feature some form of 'BLING'. Whether that be glitter, gems, sparkly buckles, anything you choose."

This is my card for the challenge, I may have gone over the top.....slightly......with my bling. I have used a butterfly from K & Co and mounted it onto white glitter card, I have also used lilac glitter card. I must admit is does look brighter in real life, hope you likey



Another Folder!!!!

"Oh no not another one" I hear you cry, well yes it is, I just love making them :) they are so simple and take no time at all, although this one was done late in the evening so maybe looking a little squiffy.
I have used the gorgeous penny black stamp with some spring matstack and basic cs,






Tuesday, 8 April 2008

PTW "Claudia's Box Challenge!"

Here is my entry for the Papertake weekly challenge. Claudia has done a tutorial for a box this week. I have done mine slightly shorter in height so that I can put my clear stamps in, I must admit I nearly cheated and only did the front but I thought "no" I would only be cheating myself if I did that :)
I have used K & Co papers and embellishments, the ribbon is a gorgeous velvet and the flower is from some candy I won. I only realised when I had finished it goes perfectly in my newish craftroom :)


I have just found out my Brother and Nephew are coming up from Surrey for a few days, so I will most likely be stuck on the Wii and not in my craft room :( I will check in with all of you though so keep up the good work xx


"Duck" again

This is very similar to the other card I made to send with some candy (which should have been sent last week, but yet again I am so unorganised arggghhhh)




"You Cheer Me Up Award"

I have been given this lovely award by Maria, thank you very much. Now I have to pass it on to 5 other people which is always the worse bit, because there are so many people I would want to give it to, so here goes
Dawn - All pink girl
Viv - Crafting Haven
Amber - Sassy Stamper
Marlou - Scrapping with Love
Vicki - Paperlicious oasis


Monday, 7 April 2008

40th Birthday Card

I made this card for Dave's sisters birthday. You know when you look at something too long and just start to think "do I like this" well I am at that stage at the moment. I love all of the papers, they are from Laura Ashley contemporary papers and the tilda is lovely, but I am not sure about the wording. I did it on craft robo and used 3d foam to lift it. I wanted to personalise it because she will keep this one as it is her 40th, would appreciate your opinion. xxx




Sunday, 6 April 2008

Update on Money Wallet

I have just had a look through Michelle's archives and found the link for the money/gift card holders below, you can find Michelle's holders here and she will direct you to find the tutorial. You also get to see how great Michelle's look too :)

40th Birthday

Well yesterday was a bad day for sport and me, West Brom lost in the semi-final but were the better team so that was very frustrating, its a good job the neighbours had gone to Wembley because my language was disgraceful :)
Any how I have quite a few birthdays coming up so I thought I better get a move on, its Dave's sisters 40th in May but because she is going away for 3 weeks I have to get it ready now. I have made her a money wallet because that is what she wanted......of course she wants money in it too :)
Michelle made some of these at Christmas for gift cards and I kept the idea waiting for the chance to make one, I can not remember where the tutorial is on this though sorry. I will ask Michelle. They are so easy to make, I used Laura Ashley contemporary papers and some hammer card. I bought a craft robo 2 christmas's ago, I had only been making very basic cards for a little while but saw one on a craft show and thought it would be a great idea to make peel off's and aperture cards. Well I must of used it about 6 times and kept forgetting about it (it was stuck in a cupboard, tut tut tut). I saw one on the tv the other day and decided to dust mine off, and that is how I have done the 40th with the Laura Ashley paper, you may be seeing a bit more of it now :). There is a little magnet holding the flap down which I bought from hobby craft.





Friday, 4 April 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge
"This weeks challenge is nice and easy! 'Making Waves' - the challenge is to use scallops or zig-zags (or both if your really keen lol!) on your project! Looking forward to seeing your creations!"

I can not believe where the time is going lately and that it is already Friday, I have got so much to do which is leaving so little time to craft :( hope you all have a lovely weekend, I will be watching football tomorrow West Bromwich Albion v Portsmouth (up the baggies) in the FA cup semi final, then the Grand National, although I only watch the end bit because I hate it when the horses fall, the rest is seen from behind a cushion
I made this folder card to go with some candy, hope you like it :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

I am still trying to catch up and get all of my bits in order (if that doesn't sound too rude) I have some lovely awards over the last few weeks and I have really appreciated them, so I am now adding them to my blog thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give me one (again hopefully not too rude!!!!)

I have received this lovely award from Michelle and Sarah and my job now is to give it to 3 people, but I am going to cheat a little and say that I have had it from 2 people so I can now give it to 6 YEY


My 6 people are...
Tracy - Blue Daisy Crafts
Natalie - Crafting Fun
Noleen - Cards for Fun
Sue - Slumber cards
Han - Hans Crafty Creations
Michelle - Card Grotto

Ok that was very very hard and I want to write the whole of my blog roll down as I visit everyone everyday !!! and love them all

I have also been tagged by Noleen

The rules of the game are:.
  • Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

Ok this is hard because I am very a very boring person who has nothing random or weird about me, so here goes

  • I have never been to a wedding - ok then I do have some weird things
  • I was in Clockwise the movie with John Cleese - I will explain, at the beginning of clockwise there is a school, I was in the playground and in the assembly with all of my class mates,
  • I have watched every episode of Lost - now that is weird - I am more confused now than when it started, and get very frustrated every episode.
  • I don't smoke - I used to but stopped 10 years ago
  • I passed my Driving test on the 3rd attempt, and have only drove on the motorway once and that was by mistake!!!
  • I hate spiders, so much so that Dave has had to come from work just to get one for me :(
  • I got locked in a pub once, me and a friend went to the loo just before throwing out time and when we come out of the toilet all the alarms went off and the place was empty, it was an old Oak house so was quite spooky and dark, we had to phone the police to get us out, it was quite embarrassing trying to explain ourselves, unfortunately the bar had shutters so we couldn't amuse ourselves while we waited :)

Well that wasn't too painful, I have noticed that most people have already been tagged so if you havn't consider yourself tagged :)

Hopefully there will be a card tomorrow, xxx