Thursday, April 30, 2009
I am all talked out today as I have spent four days on the phone trying to get my Sky back. Finally came back today after engineer finally appeared!!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I'm hiding behind my fringe!!!!! Hi I can't beleive it she's nine ,my first baby!! I
Happy birthday beautiful!
Hi combined three challenges today. A spoonful of sugar , Sketch and stash and Dotties world .
The theme at A spoonful of sugar is to use Blue and Green ,hence my colour choice. I used the sketch at sketch and stash and my new woodware punches from my stash. I used a Holly and Madison download from Charmed cards and crafts for the dotties world challenge which is to create a card for a teenager (using a download from charmed cards and craft). I used copics for the colouring in. I used some K and Co papers and Gems from my stash.
Hello here is my card for The crafty pad challenge .
This week we would like you to make a Gatefold card - any embellis can be added that you wish to use. :)
The challenge will be open to everyone. If you do not use a Crafty Pad stamp
your name will go in the draw once - BUT anyone who uses a Crafty Pad stamp will get their name in twice. :)
The prize will be any single Crafty Pad stamp of your choice. :) :)
We would also like to know what is your favourite Crafty Pad stamp?
I made the gatefold card and then I used my punch to make a stencil and used the twinkling H20's to make the black flowers. I then punched some flowers and grass from white card and newspaper. I then added gems to some of them. I stamped my favourite stamp Faith and embossed her. I paperpieced her hat and jacket with some newspaper. I added a harsh black background of china black H20's and then I added a flower embellishment in the corner. Inside the card I added some black card and a happy birthday sentiment.
I am having a horrible day as the sky people are being a mare and will not send someone to sort out their mess today. I am fuming!!! They ballsed it up and will not come and sort it. That is the polite way of saying what I want to say. They connected my neighbours box to our dish. I am awaiting a manager to call me to come and sort it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
No television for us as the man came to fix a neighbours Sky dish and messed up our one! No engineers available until tomorrow. Grrrrr!!!! More time to craft though.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The challenge at colour create was to make a card for a male using Green, orange and Brown. I used my high hopes farm image. I made the sky into a sunset to keep with the colours added a button and some leather to embellish and I added some paper piercing. Kept the sentiment quite generic.
I made this card yesterday for the Basic Grey challenge a sketch by Christine. Another gorjuss girl set 2. I love her! I found the quote on the net. I used copics and H20's again. I used the beautiful Marakkesh range. It is a bit squiffy so I added some stitching. I painted the flowers with H20's
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Hello anther great sketch from sketch Saturday this week. I had to use another gorjuss girl as a girl has to play with her new toys. I think this one is beautiful to work with. I stitched some beads on her floral headress so I carried that onto the white background too. I used a combination of copics and H20's to colour and I used Basic grey papers and cardstock. I added some pebbles too. The sketch I really enjoyed working with but kept to it pretty much.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I may have to give my girlie this one as she is fanatical about green.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I made this card the house is empty and quiet so I got the H20's out and coloured in this gorgeous sugar nellie stamp for The sugar bowl challenge which is to make a man card. The skin is copics. I used Basic Grey granola papers and cardstock and I added a ribbon a glass heart charm and the thank you tag. Pop over to see the amazing work of the Design team will really inspire you.
I find it so much easier to work when the house is completely chilled. I have been playing with polymer clay too so I have had a real crafting session today. I still have hopes of getting one more challenge done but will have to see as I have my church group this evening. I am swapping to a daytime group so I will free up more evening time.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
There I was this morning checking my blog and my e-mails when I stumbled upon one from the lovely Debbie ,who owns The crafty Pad blog. Many of you who reguarly read my blog(Many thanks for taking the time)will know that I reguarly enter the challenge at the crafty pad and one of my favourite stamps is Faith who comes from The crafty pad. I am getting to the point! Debbie has asked if I would Guest DT in May! One answer to that YES PLEASE!!!! The stamp above is Belinda the newest addition to the collection go on hop over to The crafty pad and have a look at the stamps on offer and look out for my Guest DT appearence in May I have a two week slot May 17th and May 24th. There is a really talented group of ladies working on the design team so it was a real privalige to be given this opportunity.
There is a whiff of joy Charlie knight stamp on offer this week so go over and have a peek.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I have had a quiet day we went to the toy shop to get a bike for my eldest daughter who turns nine next week. She tried 2 or 3 and chose a really funky pink and black one in the end with a bag that says glamour on it. She will not get it until next week but at least she chose the one she wanted. We also got ideas for the smaller gifts too. I will have to get busy creating her card! It is half made.
I have also had a bit of a bloglift only a small one I have added some of my creations to the header would be very grateful for nods of approval or comments of disapproval I am prepared for knock backs.
a christmassy theme. Click on the photo if you cannot see them. Fun challenge!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
The babes with Daddy, I couldn't get them to all look nicely at once!
The girls enjoying the sunshine! A glass of Pimms is delightful in this weather and the other one is the drivers non alcoholic cocktail. These are not the most flattering of pics by the way. Below is a piccy of Anita and her husband Tim. She looked stunning I love her dress. I have to admit whilst we were waiting for them to arrive for the ceremony OH did say they could do us quickly whilst we wait so there is a glimmer of hope!!!!
I had my haircut I will try and get OH to take a piccie later when I am made up for the wedding to show you all. I have had the two girls done too. I painted the nails blue. I am dressing casual smart.
I used the sketch at Just Magnolia by Donalda. I love this sketch I flipped it. I used Edwin as I need to make some boys cards. I used fresh spring colours.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I made this as I watched and I think these colours so suit a thinking of you card. I have used musing Melinda from the Whiff of joy collection of guardian angels. I have also been decorating my daughters nails with pink glittery nail varnish how fun is that. I am deciding whether to do orange of blue. My shoes are blue and my top is a mixture of colours that I am wearing for the wedding any advice will be appreciated. I have dyed the mop a lovely chestnut brown and I am having it cut into a bob on Friday. I need a radical change!!!! I am getting quite excited now.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I am truely delighted to receive this award from two of my lovely blogging buddies Sue and Helen . Both of whom I would like to throw the award right back too as their blogs make me smile everyday go and take a peek if you haven't already. Anyhow I have to pass this to 5 people.
Nicola, Kim , Dawn,Riet and Joey
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
My card is using Faith as you know I am very much in love with this stamp. I sewed the beads onto the jacket!
A very Happy Easter to you all!!!
Well thanks to the marvellous theme at colour create this week I managed to get my friends wedding card made hurray! The optional challenge is distressing. I had been mulling over an idea for the card and decided I would go with whatever the them was at colour create as this challenge gives you the option to use a variety of technique and style of card. So the theme is vintage for Anita's wedding card. I used a vintage image that I sprayed with a shine spray and then heat gunned. I then sprayed it again this caused a kind of distressed feel. I then chose some papers to match and created two hearts one I cuttlebugged with my congratulations folder and one I used some card I stencilled sprayed with glimmer mists. I cut out some frames with my nesties and distressed all the edges of everything on the card. I computer generated the sentiment. I made my bouquet and I also added some roses to the top corner. I also have decorated the inside that is my sneaky peek. I am hoping she likes it she has an Textiles Art degree so lots to live up to.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Lurghi rife here today! Headaches, coughs allsorts,:(. I managed to get the printer connected and this has made me happy!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Hello again well the crafting afternoon went well and here is the stunning creation by my 8 year old daughter!!!! I am entering it into the DCM challenge as it fits the theme perfectly. My daughter designed this herself and made all the elements.