Monday, 21 March 2011

Another boy card

Yet another party for Jack this time a sleepover -nightmare - I only really have kids to play for a couple of hours so I hope Jack wont be wanting a sleepover for his birthday - aargh!!! He'll be disappointed :-).

Anyhoo, I thought I cant use that Mo Manning image again (can I????). No, try a different image, so went for one of the Greetings Farms ones that Laura kindly stamped for me, here it is:

Sorry about the wonky photo - shouldnt try and take pics with one hand!!

The image has been coloured with promarkers and used papers out of a magazine - the little stars have been saved from when I used a Martha Stewart punch.

I would like to enter this into:

Cards for Men
- sketch. (realised I've missed the sentiment off - if you need one on please let me know and I'll add it and take a fresh photo - sorry)
I love promarkers - cards for men.

Right best get a wiggle on and make a start on Jacks Birthday card - something cricket related I think so will try and google some images that are suitable for boys lots of mens images or insects - hmm not quite what I had in mind - lol

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Little treats...

...morning all, just a flying post as I've got loads of housework & ironing to catch up on - boo!!! Maybe if I hadnt gone to the GNPE at Harrogate yesterday I wouldnt be so far behind - lol.

It was soooo busy there yesterday in the 2 years I have been going I've not known it that busy -normally you cant get close to LOTV & Craftwork cards but this year it seemed all stalls were mega busy.
Anyhoo, here is a little pic of my new stash (I was quite restrained this time!!)

I did manage to get one of the new mice baking LOTV stamps, some papers, twine, embossing folder and a couple of pro-markers (except I've boobed with one of the colours - not to worry at least I haven't doubled up), and a few other bits and pieces.

I also got 3 magazines for a fiver on the way out and in the bag they had put in some free stamps, now I already have these stamps:

So if anybody would like them just leave a comment and a way to get in touch to get your address and I'll pop them in the post.

I will just do it on a first come first served basis - hope this is ok.

Right off to do some hoovering and then out to mums for lunch - yum - before I face a mountain of ironing xx

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New Doilies.

Theres a new designer in town, have you seen her lovely creations and she shares them as well - no you havent been yet - well pop here and check out her gorgeous designs.

This is a card I made with one of Cathys earlier designs and new what I wanted to do but I didnt have any doilies so ebay came to the rescue and this is my finished card:

I have coloured the image with pro-markers and added glossy accents and stickles to the flowers, matted this onto red card and then used a red gingham download that Bev has kindly shared (thank you). Lastly the sentiment is one from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this into:

Creative Craft Challenge: Lace
Lollipop - Lets make it with Lace
(hope the doilies are ok - if not just let me know)

Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Back again...

... with a boy card. Jack has been invited to ANOTHER paintball party this is his third in a quick succession!! So here goes:

I love this Mo Manning image - its perfect for boys (and men!) as this seems to be all they talk about - bloomin' xbox - lol - Jack talks to me about it but its like a foreign language - I haven't got a clue, to be honest I don't even know how to turn it on!!

Enough of my waffling, the backing paper is just graph paper, the image is coloured with pro-markers and then just used some card, candy and erm... not sure what it is hessian type stuff??? from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Pollycraft - Teens.
Ooh La La - A man thing.
Incy Wincy - For the boys.
Kaboodle Doodle - Happy Birthday.
Alys Sunday challenge - Anything goes.
Crafty Emmas - Men only.

Thanks for looking xx

A Crafty Weekend.

Yoo hoo, hope the sun is shining where you are - its lovely here (for a change) and have actually got some washing pegged out.
Well, I don't know what came over me at the weekend but had an urge to 'do' things - not like me - I often 'think' I want to do things but then don't actually get anything done. This weekend was different so after some baking:

Brownies, ginger snaps and cinnamon scones (recipe from green rabbit designs). All delish and nearly all gone!!

Next my Aunty Kitty had sent through some material that she no longer needs and thought I'd have another bash with my sewing machine - so here's a pic of a half finished bag - (because of the colours thought of a trick or treat bag) just needs the handles and motif on - so as soon as I've got something suitable I'll post a finished pic.

I know it's basic - but quite chuffed with it. Don't know if I am getting a bit above myself but my eldest is going to France with the school and doesnt have a wash bag and I cant seem to find anything suitable so am wondering if I'd be able to use a similar design and make him one???

Last photo for now (honest :-) ) A painted pot - I saw this post at Postcards from the P.P. and thought what an easy fab idea - I loved the zingy colours used but they wouldnt have gone with my existing pots so went for something a bit tamer and then decided to add spots:

It looks great - just need to do a few more now!!

I'll be glad to get to work for a rest - lol. Hopefully, I'll be back later with a couple of card makes.

Hope I haven't bored you to tears!!!

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

80th Birthday Card.

Cor blimey how windy outside!!! So after a busy morning at work I thought I'd have a little faff around - my mum reminded me it was my Aunty Joans 80th in July and I thought I'd get it made now rather than leave it to the last minute and have a panic if it didnt come together. So here it is:

I love the image this is another LOTV square that Marg sent to me in a stash swap (thanks again!!), I have used the gorgeous Basic Grey papers that I have had ages but didn't want to use as they were soooo gorgeous but as it was a special occassion I thought I would part with them - sniff. Lastly the pearls, flowers and 80 are from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

LOTV - Say it with Flowers.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.
Bunny Zoes - Flowers everywhere.
ABC challenge - P is for pearls.

Thanks for looking xxx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

One down, one to go.

A little bit more cross stitch - sorry!! Just there have been some lovely images in the cross stitcher magazine - and loved the little collection they put together for Mothers Day. So I cracked on with this one for my m-i-l:

I have added a little heart button (taken from a per una top) and added some little leaves from fabric in my little (no I mean tiny) fabric stash. Ooh which reminds me I need to ask something - at the end of the post. Sorry, I digress - lol, the lemon paper is handmade that I received from the lovely Linda at Pink Lilacs. The other patterned paper and sentiment is from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

The latest MSE challenge - for mothers day card.
Totally Ladybug Challenge - stitching
4Crafty chicks - stitching
C.R.A.F.T - mothers day.

Thanks for looking xx

(oops nearly forgot - I am thinking of going to the Pins & Needles Show at the Newcastle Metro Arena - wondering if anyone has been and if its worth the trip up?? Thanks folks)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Fanfare please....

... lol, the sewing machine has had its first outing. I know, I know - shocking :-)!!! I've been cross-stitching a well I'm not sure what but he has the name of ninja panda - it is out of a cross stitching magazine as soon as my youngest saw him he asked me to make it for him so with a little bit of stuffing and a bit of felt and a key ring chain pinched from somewhere here he is:

Now I know he's not perfect but for a first attempt - lol. I did make a bit of a pigs ear of it in that I thought it would be easier to turn inside out from the side than the bottom, but then made the opening to small so had to unpick some and then I've stitched it by hand (not too neatly - oops!!) but its a learning curve - so I know for next time.

He's now safely on Tom's bookbag and can you see his little cross stitched dinosaur button and a badge from when we went to see Sarah Millican - we did get two badges but didnt think the school would think to highly of me considering it says gobsh*te - lol.

Any hints/tips greatly received. Now then what to do, what to do!!

Thanks for looking xx

Rock on!!

Yoo hoo, just time for a quick post before I make tea. This is a card I've made for Ians son who is in a band and has performed in quite a few gigs (and appeared at The Apollo - but not with Michael McIntyre - lol) - not my type of music though too loud and screamy - lol.

So here it is:

Cant remember the make of the paper but I know it was from the Glitterpot. The image was a freebie from Bugaboo that I have coloured with pro-markers and added 3d glossy accents to the guitar. I have then die cut stars and added a little ticket image and just to take the plainness off the corners added some triangles. Although it doesnt show to well in the photo I have put the stars flat to the paper but raised the guitarist image with sticky pads.

I would like to enter this into:

Creative Craft World - card for a Male
KB Cute Monday - Anything goes using a digi
IDIC - Use dies/punches.

Thanks for looking xx