Wednesday, 29 September 2010

I knew Darcy would come in handy!!!

Evening all, well what a miserable day it has been here - dont think its stopped raining all day, but look at this that greeted us after tea:

Not often we see a double rainbow - my sons were very impressed.

Anyhoo - been having a little play - as you do - and made another card for a 7 year old - the digi that I got from Spyder is coming in very handy!!

Hope Lyn doesnt mind that I have popped googly eyes on Darcy. I have chosen balloon backing paper again as well - been hunting for paper that could use on the inside back of the card - but cant find anything suitable - so may have to leave it white - but have a little while before the card is needed so I will keep my eyes open. I have coloured him with pro-markers and added glossy accents to the candles and used glitter pen to his wings and smoke.

Right - wonder if I can enter this into any challenges.

Ooh heres one Totally Papercraft - Kind of magic.

I can also back link this to Spyders latest didi - digi challenge.

Thanks for looking. xx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Bobble head!

Good morning, a flying visit before we pop to my mums for lunch (yum!). I have had a go at making a bobble head card - having spotted the gorgeous frankie freebie at Bugaboo stamps - I recycled a spring that was on a birthday card for my youngest and had a go at making my own. I was wondering how I would attach it - but when I checked the shop bought one - they had only used sellotape!

I have coloured him with pro markers and added Anitas 3d glossy accents to his boots. I have then used black card and the other papers are from American crafts - some from a 12x12 sheet.

I would like to enter him into the following challenges:
Catch the bug - 3d
Stamps r us - Halloween
digi-stamps 4 joy - recycled (the spring).
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes.
Charizma Cards - anything goes.
Gingerloft challenge - halloween

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Keeping up....NOT!

Cor blimey don't know whats wrong with me at the moment, but am struggling to keep up on here - either reading and commenting on blogs or posting - even having trouble getting my mojo together to make cards and my cross stitch hasnt been touched for nearly a week!!

I did manage to get it together the other night to make an engagement card - this couple have been together ages, got a house couple of kids etc. So didnt think cutsy image would be appropriate - dont know why though?? hmm. Anyway, initially thinking would go for champagne bottle/glasses image ended up going a completely different way and have gone quite plain with just some die cut hearts, some pearls and sentiment - see what you think:

You dont think it looks like a new baby card do you??

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I did it creations
- Keep it simple
Daisy Doodles - Keep it simple

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A quick post with my cup of tea!

Oh lordy, its panic stations here trying to get ready for Toms party tomorrow - however, I have come to the conclusion that I work best when under pressure - so I keep having little tea breaks. Luckily hubby is on nights tonight and the boys are at their nannas, so I can crack on tonight!! So really sitting making cards and blogging them should be at the bottom of my list but...... you know how addictive it is - lol (just wish my hubby "got it") :-). I'll make the fairy cakes next!!

Here is my quick card that I have made for the cupcake craft challenge:

The image is a freebie from Bugaboo (I think)- coloured with pro-markers,and glossy accents to the clowns nose, the papers were also freebies with a magazine. I have added bazzill to the card stock and then added gold stars that I had punched.

Right back to getting organised!!

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 17 September 2010

Spyders new challenge.

Good morning, I really shouldnt be sat here typing this it is my youngests birthday the house is like a bomb site with wrapping paper and packaging everywhere and trying to get them dressed for school - aargh! But I really just wanted to post this for Spyders new challenge.

This is my first attempt at a diaper fold and it was really easy - I used 12x12 american crafts paper (I think next time I might go for 8x8), I have coloured one of spyders freebies in promarkers - colours to match the paper, I have also added glossy accents to her hat and then added a brad at the top.

A nice little Halloween goody bag for one of the boys - another will be following.

Thank for looking x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Gosh, it feels like ages since I have made a card - so they other night I had a little play with my new distress inks and made a card for my sister in law and if you dont blink you might even see my first attempt at paper piecing (incase you did miss it, it was the scarf! - lol). Her birthday is at the end of October so have chosen some autumnal colours and will also be able to enter it into a couple of challenges - if I could remember where they were - oh dear its one of those days!!

The image is from Pink Gem, and the backing paper is Basic Grey with some bazzill that I have punched. I have coloured the image with promarkers and added glossy accents to the apples.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy - Autumn colours
Allsorts - colours of autumn
Pollycraft - Autumn colours
A spoon full of sugar -autumnal colours
Creative card crew -Autumn/fall

(apologies for the poor picture - think I need to get the camera sorted!!)

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 11 September 2010

A little bit of shoppin'

Yay the day arrived to go to the Harrogate Papercraft Exhibition. Got there just as it was opening but unfortunately couldnt stay as long as I would of liked due to hubbys shifts. I still managed to get a little bit of shopping some new distressed inks, lovely new stamp from Little Claires and other bits and bobs. As usual once I have got home I am thinking hmm wonder if I can go back tomorrow and get some other bits - dont think that will go down well!!! Anyway here is a little pic of my purchases:

You really had to shop around though as some of the prices really differed - I paid £3 for the cut-n-dry but saw it for sale on another stall for over £6.

Right I am off to finish the ironing (I thought once the kids were back at school my ironing pile would shrink - but it hasnt aargh!!). Then I will be back for a little play with my new things - yay xx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Moving along.

Just a quick post tonight whilst tea is cooking in a recent stash swap I received some lovely LOTV die cuts and I have used one on this card for a male relative - not sure if it is too plain but didnt want to add ribbons and only really had the card candy suitable for male cards without making it too girly!!

The backing paper is Basic Grey and the image has been backed onto black card.

I would like to enter this into
LOTV Challenge - one for the boys
Crafty Creations - Transportation.
Fab n Funky - Whateva
Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Best laid plans...

Well, yesterday I was going to do a new post of hyxgt (Hows your Cross Stitch going Tuesday) - I havent done one for months!!! Were does the time go?? But, it was the last day of the boys holidays so we went to Flamingo Land which is a Theme park about an hour a way so there was lots of this:Add Image

Can you see me at the front - I am the one SOAKING wet!!! Lol
So because of this there was no post - I was worn out and a glass or two of wine was in need - but I shouldnt really it just sends me to sleep!!

Anyway, this is what was going to be posted:

Last weekend I went to Harrogate to a Needlecraft exhibition thinking there would be quite a bit of cross stitch - but there wasnt - it was mainly quilting and there was some beautiful quilts on display. I still managed to get a kit at one of the few stalls that sold cross stitch - now if I ever finish this it will be for my eldest sons bedroom, who is into Harry Potter and magical/mythical things - however he might have his own place by then!!!! I have never stitched on black aida before and there are few things on the chart that I have not done before - they really should let you read the instructions before you buy - lol xx

Monday, 6 September 2010

Yay I won a digi image!!

I really thought my run of good luck had ran out - but it hasn't - yay (but it might of done now - lol)!!! I was lucky to win over at Spyders corner for displaying her banner in my sidebar. My prize was a digi from her store. Well I had 3 on short list but then eventually opted for this one:

This is it standing up - sorry for the jaunty angle - it looked straight when I took it!!

I have printed two images off and layered them - the paper, buttons, snowflakes are all from my Christmas box - unfortunately I cant remember where they are from. I have also used my Sakura glittery pen on the snowmans pompom and edge of his had. I was tempted to cover him with glitter but held back - lol.

I would like to enter this into the:
Pollycraft challenge - Christmas with no red & green
Cupcake craft challenge - books/stories (The Snowman by Raymond Briggs)
Meljens designs - stripes
Bee Crafty - anything goes.

Thank you for looking xx

Thursday, 2 September 2010

New digi stamp.

This is a card I have made using a new digi from Spyder. I think this stamp will get plenty of use as my youngest has his birthday pretty much when the go back to school - I know that every birthday that follows they will be 7 - yay!! (See my logic there - lol!). So this will be for his best friend Christopher who has his birthay 10 days after:

I have coloured the image with promarkers and backed it on to black dotty bazzill and paper from my stash (probably from Rainmac - again - thank you!!)

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

I Love Pro-markers: Myth & Magic
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Lets go Digital
Crazy Challenge - Monster Attack and Dragons tails

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

In a flap!

Today I was supposed to be having a day out with my eldest - except I got the time wrong for the cinema (apologies to the girl I had a little strop with - they should put 2200 on the website NOT 1000) so it totally mucked our day up!!! We have however, had a bit of a sporty day going to the golf driving range this morning and then a game of badminton this afternoon. While we were killing time to go to badminton I made this card:

I have backed a card with blue bazzill, and then some lovely paper that I received from Marg in a recent stash swap - as soon as I saw it I new I had a stamp that would go with it!
I have then used my nesties (labels 1 - I think?) and stamped the image on coloured with promarkers.

On recent blog hops I have seen people putting their sentiments on like this - I didnt have anything fancy to do it with just my craft knife - so dont look too close as they might not be the same size - lol. The little flowers I received for my birthday. I would like to enter this into the Anything Goes Challenge over at Crafty Emmas and Papertake weekly challenge -Just the one.

Thanks for looking xx