Thursday, 30 December 2010

Oh how rude!!

In my excitement at making a card and getting it blogged on the same day - I forgot to ask if you had a great Christmas. So sorry!!

Hope you and your families had a great time and that Santa was kind to you. Not too much in the crafty way here just a heat gun and fluffy stuff - that probably wont be used until next Christmas now - lol. And after much umming and aahing - my hubby bought me a sewing machine - aargh. I havent used a sewing maching since I was at school quite a few - err I mean - just a couple of years ago - when the teacher told me I should stick to knitting!!!

So I have dug out my CK sew book - it seems quite easy and when I am not waiting in for a new phone (grr) to be delivered I'll go and get some material. However, if anyone has any advice for an absolute beginner -please feel free to point me in the right direction - lol!! Believe me, I'll need all the help I can get.

Whilst I am on incase I dont get another post before New Year - I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a Healthy & Happy New Year. I look forward to reading your blogs in the new year.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Engagement card.

Yoo hoo, oooh its foggy & damp and miserable here - boo!! So while the boys are having their xbox time I've got a few minutes to blog an engagement card I have made for a girl I work with:

The backing papers are Basic Grey. The digi image is coloured with promarkers and had glossy accents and stickles to highlight areas - I have matted it onto pearlised card from the papermill and added organza ribbon and pearls from stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Digital Tuesday: Anything goes
Flourishes - pearls

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Catching up - Big post warning!!

Oh my lord - I seem to have lost a couple of weeks - do you know where they have gone - lol. I haven't even got a decent excuse yes a nativity, carol concert and running around for school disco's thats about all I can blame on the boys. I must take the blame though, every year I think I am organised and then it all goes a bit Pete Tong!! I've tried to keep up to date with blog hoppin and the forum that I like a bit of a chat on but feel I have failed miserably. So if I havent left you comments when I normally do please accept my apologies and I will try harder in the New Year.

Anyhoo, enough of my feeble excuses and ramblings here are a couple of cards I have made:

This was for my hubby made with a digi from Pollycraft - coloured with pro-markers, papers from ebay, snowflake made with a Mariannes die cut and sentiment generated on the pooter.
(p.s. its not wonky - I photographed it with the envelope underneath - doh)
I would like to enter this into:
Alys Sunday Challenge - anything goes.
Karber Christmas challenge - Christmas (with a digi)
Spoonfull of sugar - Christmas

This next one is made with a combination of different stamps. Sarah sent me the front sentiment but it had a pair of what I thought looked like ladies pants on and as it was for a boy I cut the pants off and then inside stamped a boxer shorts image that I had from Little Claires:


Papers again from ebay the pants have been coloured with promarkers and then Glossy Accented.
I would like to enter this into:
Freshly Brewed Challenge - Christmas
Wags & Whiskers - snowflakes

It's all a bit of a blur who I have given cards to, but I think I gave this to one of the mums at school who gave me a lovely giftbag of homemade biscuits - yum. My cooking is not fab - so I thought I would give her my version of homemade:

Papers from Stash - think they were last years Daisy & Dandelion, the image also from stash backed onto Mirri card and coloured with promarkers then highlighted with glossy accents and stickles. The little present embelishment was from Dunelm mill - I think it was meant to be a button but I cut the loop thing off the back and glued with glossy accents.
I would like to enter this into:
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Lastly - this is actually a spare - hmm who have I forgotten to post to:

Again - last years papers & Sentiment, image from Sarah (again - thank you!!) coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stickles.

I would like to enter this into:

I love promarkers - anything goes.

Phew I think I need a cup of tea now!!!

Then its off to make some Christmas decs. with they boys - talk about last minute lol!! In case I dont get back on again before Christmas I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all :


Thanks for visiting and leaving comments - I've loved reading every one!!! Look forward to visiting you all in the New Year.

p.s. this is the scene as I am typing:

Thursday, 2 December 2010

What more snow...

... well the boys school has been closed and will be tomorrow - luckily hubby's shifts mean he is off, so no childcare nightmares (for this week anyway!!). It cant last much longer - can it???

Anyway, while tea is cooking, I thought I'd quickly nip on and post this card:

This was originally meant for a sketch challenge over on mse that I was doing from memory, but then when I saw the sketch again - it was nothing like it - oops!!! I have used papers, sentiment and ribbon from my stash. The image from ebay is coloured with pro-markers. I have die cut some snowflakes and popped little sparkly bling from stash in the centres. Sakura glitter pen has highlighted some snow and the hedgies spikes.

I would like to enter this into:

Ellephantastic challenge - red & green
The crafty pad - snowflakes
Diecut challenges - use a die
Sew many challenges - red & green

Thanks for looking xx