Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I am still here :)

Just a quickie to let you know I have not fell off the edge of the planet, well not physically anyway, I may have done mentally :)
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
Gina xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Here is my card for papertake weekly challenge,
"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

Quite a weird one!!!

Ok, before I start I will just say that "I don't like this card one bit" :) I don't know what I was thinking when I made it. I was trying to be a bit too arty :).
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 :)
TFL xxx

Blog Candy (Lynsey)

Lynsey has some candy on offer to celebrate her 5000 hits, congrats Lynsey, I will leave the surprise for you to see, but it is gorgeous and very generous, don't forget to check out Lynsey's cards too while you are there :)
The candy closes on the 26th November at 6pm

Blog Candy (Debbie)

Debbie over at Passion for Crafts is having the most stupendous candy giveaway for celebrate 12,000 hits, now I don't know if I should tell you or not but the candy is out of this world, very very generous, so pop over and leave a comment but don't be rude, take a look at her gorgeous creations too.
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

Simply Fairies Sketch #2

Here is my card for Kim's sketch at simply fairies it is a lovely sketch so pop over and give it a go, also look at her fab cards while you are there :)
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

Thinking of you

I made this for someone to let them know I am thinking of them at the moment :)
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

Sketch Saturday #25

Here is my card from Sketch Saturday
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

Friday Sketchers #28

This weeks sketch for Friday sketchers was done by Murmur, it is a gorgeous sketch and may be the most inticate card I have ever made, using so many layers is a bit alien to me but I really did enjoy it, once again I missed a bit on my image but I get so excited when I make a card my head runs away with me :) so if you can spot the mistake well done :)
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

Cute Card Thursday #36

Here is my card for cute card Thursday, the challenge this week is "Red and Green"
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

Simply Fairies Sketch #1

Kim over at simply fairies has started doing a sketch every Friday, it is a great sketch so pop over and have a go :)
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 :(

Just a quickie too, to say "Thank you" to everyone who cheered me up yesterday, you are all fantastic, the bad luck continues though, Dave broke a tooth last night so he has an emergency trip to the dentist coming up, I had only just been on Monday myself and spent £52 :( just think of all the crafting goodies that I could have bought with that :)
Have a good day everyone xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Here is my card for Papertake weekly challenge, this week is a sketch by Dawny it is a great sketch but for some reason I don't think my card has done it justice,

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

Sketch Saturday #24

This is my card for sketch Saturday, I have used a WOJ image given to me and the gorgeous SU papers, I have coloured her in ProMarkers and added a bit of stickles for a bit of sparkle, hope you like it xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge #5

Here is my card for the Secret crafter saturday challenge, this week the sketch is done by Wendy the secret crafter herself,
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

Friday Sketchers #27

Here is my card for Friday Sketchers, this week there is a great sketch by Kristine,
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

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge #5

Well I think I have got this card in just in the nick of time, because the new challenge is tomorrow, this card is for secret crafter challenge and this week it is a sketch and colour challenge from Jill, I must admit I struggled with this one a bit because I could only use brown pink and white but here it is, better late than never
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

My New SU goodies

Well here are my goodies I have been waiting for today :) as you can see I have bought the circle of friendship stamps, 3 punches and some textured card. I would have bought more if I could have :)

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.

Well I am off to play, as you can see from the post below I have already had to use my new stamps and punches :)

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Units from my room and Waiting

Quite a few of you have asked where I got my units from, well they are all from good old argos, the units are
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

Gina xxx

Blog Candy (Bev)

Bev is having some blog candy for passing a whopping 50,000 hits, but it is so well deserved, because her cards (and not forgetting her beautiful doggies) are the most stunning cards, which I am not envious about in the slightest (well maybe a bit) so pop over and see if you can catch yourself a bit of candy, you may be there a while :)

Gina xxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Tidy room and a Card (Yay)

First of all here is my card YAY, it seems ages since I made one. I will be blog hopping after this because I am soooooo behind, I think I may have to start from scratch because everyone has been so busy :)
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

Blog Candy (Jules)

Jules is having some SU blog candy for her stampin up promotion and 25,000 hits on her blog, congratulations Julie :) go and check it out you have until 11th November 7pm, and while you are there she is also offering free p&p for any order between now and Sunday, for full details check out her blog here

Gina xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Blog Candy (Diane)

Diane has got some yummy candy to celebrate her 20.000 hits, all you need to do is leave and comment and then link to her blog, once again don't forget to stop by and see all of her gorgeous cards too, the winner will be picked on 11th November 7pm (Yorkshire time)

Gina xxx
As you have noticed I have not made a card for a while and still no card today sorry :(, it has been so hectic at home but I have no idea why!!! I just can not find the time to make a card, oh plus my craft room looks like a bomb has hit it, that may be some reason, all I did was buy a new unit to make it all a bit neater and look what happened, all hell broke lose, as the pic below shows, it still looks like that now :(

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