Monday, 29 November 2010

A new digi...

...oops you know what its like when you see something that you must have, well that happened to me the other day at the Pollycraft shop and when this digi was only 99p it would have been rude not to - thats what I'll tell my hubby when he sees the credit card bill for these and the others from Bugaboo that have gone on this month - cough!

Sorry for the lousy picture - I've taken it without the flash as when I tried with it was toooo bright!! I have coloured her with promarkers (with a little bit of glitter pen on the wording) and used my new die cut shape (note to self: has that purchase also been explained???) the flowers and paper where from a commenter win at Minas blog and then the sentiment is an Elzybells one. The faux stitching is with a silver gel pen.

I was going to enter it into the pollycraft challenge but doh!! missed the deadline - hmm wonder if can enter it in any others??

Scrap Creations
: Blue for you
Fussy & Fancy Free - Christmas no red or green
Bah humbug - feeling the blues
CYDA - texture

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Snowed in...

nearly, my mum lives 20 mins away and cant get through to her - roads too icy and the main road is down to one lane, hubby at work so bottled out of taking my 2 little boys in my little peugeot - so I think it will be an easy day at home probably with lots of snowball & snowmen making. So before I go and get my wellies on I'll just quickly blog this card:

As you can see this was made before the snow fall - I should do one now - lol. The image was sent from Sarah, the papers were from my ebay, ribbon and charm from my stash. Image coloured with pro-markers and distressed with Tim Holtz ink.

I would like to enter this into:
Crafty Catz - christmas
Craft your days away - texture
One Stop Craft challenge - christmas cutie
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
IDIC - surprise me

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

It's been a while...

oh, I know I've been a bad blogger not blogged a make for ages. I have been getting myself in a bit of a tizz because nothing was working - my colouring was lousy & bleeding, everything seemed wonkier than usual - nightmare. So after twisting on to my hubby his advice was to leave things be for a little while and then try again - because all I ever seemed to be doing was faffing on with cards - so I did.

I have slowly got back into it and made a few christmas cards - I thought I'd blog them one at a time - then I have no excuse to hide away again - lol :

I have used a freebie image from Pollycraft coloured with promarkers and some Sakura glitter pens. The papers from a bundle from ebay, with organza ribbon and a greeting tag from stash.

Its quite different to the usual christmas colours - but I am quite pleased with it.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Totally Papercraft - untraditional colours
Creative cottage - untraditional colours.
Simon says stamp - let it snow

It's been snowing here ALL day - so just waiting for hubby to come in from work and its a lovely pan of stew and fresh crusty bread for tea - yum.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Blog award.

I was really chuffed when I saw Fi had nominated me for this award - especially when I feel I have been a bad blogger of late, and had a hissy fit the other night when I wasted about 4 images because my colouring kept bleeding and they just looked a mess - aargh. For this award you need to list 10 things about yourself that you might not know - this is going to be very hard:

1) I hate spiders.
2) I am a very bad tempered driver.

oh gosh this is very hard!! I feel I havent done anything interesting or met anyone interesting lol

3) I have a very sweet tooth and would rather miss a starter and main meal and just go for desert.
4) I thought I was a cheap date, the most expensive thing I liked to drink was Asti but after receiving a bottle of Moet one christmas - I now like the finer things in life.
5) I can't buy bags of maynards sports mixture as I would eat them in 5 mins flat.
6) I was never very maternal and it was only when I approached 30 that I thought it was now or never for kids - best decision I ever made.
7) I appeared in a magazine make over. ( I think I might have mentioned that before - lol). Not as glamorous as you think it would be.
8) I have awards in Life Saving (in water).
9) I work in a pharmacy and hate it when people show you wounds, or go into graphic detail about their illnesses - it makes me feel hot & queasy! (I'd never be a nurse)
10) I am overwhelmed by how nice people who you have never met can be. I have met some truly lovely people since doing this.

Phew that was hard and I apologise if they are a bit boring so now I would like to nominate:
1) Sarah at Rainmacs place
2)Amanda at Amanda Makes
3)Gem at Handmade by Gem
4)Karen at Karens Crafty Corner
5)Linda at Pink Lilacs
6)Angela at Sparkly cards
7) Vicky at Vixx Handmade Cards
8)Claire at What shall I make today
9)Trish at Craftygrannys crafty corner
10)Oona at Its not Terry's its mine.

Right off for I'm a celebrity. Sorry Shaun I ever doubted you - you are brilliant - lol xx

Have a nice night xx

Monday, 15 November 2010

Just a quick post.

Helloooo, well I have just finished a mountain of ironing - although I have been a bit naughty and left the bedding - I just couldnt face it - lol - nobody will see it!!

So I have taken the chance before the school run to pop this card on my blog - I have had it stored on my camera for a while and not blogged it - then I saw Fayes blog and thought I could enter this into the Cupcake challenge. Their challenge is a card for house warming - Ta Da!

The image is a digi that I won a few months back, that I have coloured with promarkers , I have mounted it on I think some Basic Grey and just used brown and a mustardy coloured card from my stash - probably from the PaperMill Shop. I have punched some of the card and then stamped new home and cut the pieces up (to disguise that I couldnt get them lined up - cough!) - should I be admitting that - lol.

Thanks for looking - right dashing for the boys - catch up later.

Oh before I forget did you see Nigels face when Shaun went into the meet & greet on I'm a celeb!! priceless.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Inspired... at last!

Yoo Hoo!! hope you are all well - gosh can't believe its's been a week since my last post!! Had problems with a missing mojo, lack of inspiration (don't know how when I see lots of lovely makes on other blogs!!) and never owning quite the right thing - lol - my hubby thinks thats an excuse to buy more - yeah - he could be right!!

Anyhoo, I've had a little potter on this afternoon and finally got my boys Christmas cards finished - I have had them coloured in for most of the week but couldn't decide on the layouts and papers.

I was lucky enough to win a commenters candy over at Mina's lovely blog if you've not been there pop over and check out her gorgeous makes. I have used one of the lovely papers she sent me straight away for this one:

Tom loves Phineas & Ferb, so I googled free colouring pages and found this one, coloured with pro-markers. I am in love with Fonts 101 where I was able to find this Disney font and then punched some small snowflakes from the same paper that I have put the image on - I am really pleased with how it turned out. When I started this an easel card never even entered my head - lol. I am not going to enter this into any challenges as I am not sure if you are able to use the disney images on cards - but I suppose if they didnt want you to use them they wouldnt put them on the net??? (p.s. just so you dont think I've lost my marbles it is meant to say Perry Christmas - in case you haven't seen the show thats the name of the platypus!)

On to the next one - oops been shopping in Bugaboo again - feel I might need to go again before their 50% off ends.

I have coloured Harry with promarkers - again I was stumped on what to use paper wise but then remembered I had this lovely rich red colour that matches the colour in Harrys scarf I then added the Gold ribbon which was a freebie with the Do Crafts magazine last year - again to bring out the gold in his scarf. Fonts 101 to the rescue with this Spell font which I have paper torn. (It looks a bit better in real life - lol )

I would like to enter this into :
Crafty Catz - Paper tearing challenge
Stamp something - digi challenge
Pixi Dust - For the boys/men

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Anything goes.

Yoo hoo, hope you all had a good Bonfire Night - very quiet here in the B household - hubby on nights so we had our fireworks on Thursday night - what a waste of money - they were pathetic - maybe I shouldn't be such a tight a~*%e and pay a bit more instead of 2 boxes for £10. lol.

Anyway, I just wanted to blog a card I made for either my brother who will soon be 50 or a bloke hubby works with who is turning 40. I had a cute pennyblack golfing card made but when I saw Bugaboos 50% sale I just had to have this (and I am going back for more - as the sale is on for all of November - yay!!).

I have used a lovely petrol blue colour bazzil that in real life matched the colour in the paper really well. Then I have used Basic Grey Offbeat papers - image coloured with pro markers and 3d glossy accents added to hi glasses and sakura glitter pen to the hat.

I love this image so you might see him on more cards.

I would like to enter this into:

Catch the bug - Anything goes.
Paper Sundaes - man/boy.
Incy Wincy - Anything goes.
Thanks for looking xx

Oh just incase you thought I forgot my last post - for those that enquired - The Tenerife incident involved being ever so slightly drunk and 3 on a moped in the very early hours of the morning - but ssshhhh dont tell my mum.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I have 'tude!!

Yoo Hoo what 2 posts in one day - that doesnt happen very often but I have been given an award -yay!!
You have to list 3 things that makes you different to everyone else and then pass on to 5 people - so here goes (but I think I am really boring so this is quite difficult)

1. I was given a stern talking to in Tenerife by a policeman and nearly had my passport taken off me.

2. I appeared in a top selling magazine after having a makeover with some work colleagues.

3. erm..... I only went out with my future hubby 'cos I felt sorry for him (oh and he was a fireman -lol)

I would like to pass this on to:
Sarah @ Rainmacs Place
Lindsey @ Loopy Lindseys
Faye @ Stampin Fluffnstuff
Justine @ Emma Bear for ever
Claire @ What shall I make today

Please display this badge proudly and link it to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Store Gift Certificate please read the guidelines HERE

Testing 1,2,3...

Morning, - I know hold on to your seats lol - posting on a morning!! I thought I was out with mum today but she had other plans so I'm at home feeling sorry for myself - I've washed windows (gulp!!) started wrapping the few measly Christmas presents I have (even bigger gulp!!!) - starting to panic as I have NO idea what to get people. Normally I have some sort of idea but not this year!!

So to take my mind off it I made this card - just to have in my growing stock pile :-)

The image is a 99p imaginisce (sp?) coloured with promarkers and i have stamped another and cut out the tape in the middle and raised it with a sticky pad. I have used black card and silver card embossed with a cuttlebug folder. I have used a font from fonts 101 - getting a bit clever with this font lark - now I have finally got it sussed!! Then some card candy.

I would like to enter this into Papertake weekly challenge - Penny for the Guy.
Paper Sundaes - for the boys.
Crafty Sentiments - Male.
The stamp man - cards for a man.

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Pinch, punch...

That's what my lovely hubby decided to do at precisely 6.20 a.m this morning - I tell you he was the one nearly punched - right in the mush!!! I can laugh now but I am really NOT a morning person - lol!!
Right - my mojo has returned and got a few cards made - thought I could blog them all tonight - but getting decent photo's is a nightmare - curse you low energy lightbulbs :-)

Before I get to the cards I'll show you how I am progressing with my cross-stitch - oh boy it it's testing my patience but I wont give up - my son will get it before he is 21!!

I think if I keep blogging my progress it will make me stick with it - hmm lets see if that psychology works!!

Okey doke, this is the Christmas card I have made for my mum - it's our 2nd Christmas without dad - so wanted to do something special - she has a thing for angels so I hope she likes what I have done here - she doesnt really like things too fussy either - so I hope she does:

The red paper is Basic Grey and I have die cut a scalloped circle and made the snowflake from a 12 x 12 sheet that was in a goody bag but not sure who's it is. I stamped the image from a stamp I got from ebay (I love her face) and the sentiment is possible a daisy & dandelion one.

I would like to enter this into the Circles challenge at Digi stamps 4 joy - you spin me round.
OSAAT - Christmas
Delightful challenges - Circles.
Creative card crew - punches
KMS' s MSE Challenge - Christmas

I loved doing this next card - after last week where everything I tried just looked a mess - this came together nicely:

I have used a cute Mo Manning freebie and coloured it with pro-markers and added sakura glitter pen to the leaf & whiskers. I have used Nesties label 1 to die cut the image and then matted it onto some turquoise card which was SU. Then used paper that I received from a giveaway at Millies Marvels which I have then matted onto some craft paper and added 3 different sized gems in the corner also in my lovely gift.

I would like to enter this into:
Catch the Bug - whirling, twirling autumn.
Crafty Creations - Autumn

Thanks for looking xx