>> Thursday, 18 December 2008
I've received this lovely award from Michele - thanks so much!! The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know. You also have to write down five things you are addicted to so here are my 5:
Chocolate (almost every kind except orange for coffee)
Good American TV dramas (Prison Break, Lost, Heros)
Shopping (for anything, I even enjoy the weekly food shop!)
And here are the lovely ladies I am passing this award on to: Tara, Jacqui, Caro, Dawn and Debby. Some of these ladies might have already received it but I really enjoy their blogs and visit regularly.
Today I started and finished my Christmas shopping! I also managed to buy myself some lovely smooth watercolour paper and some Bo Bunny papers jumped into my basket too!
I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
>> Monday, 15 December 2008
>> Friday, 12 December 2008
>> Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I really wanted to make a non-Christmas card today so I've used this weeks card sketch from Split Coast Stampers. The strawberry stamp was a freebie with Craft Stamper magazine some months ago. I coloured the image with water colour pencils and then embossed them to give them some shine and sprinkled on a bit of glitter. The embossing curled the strawberries slightly but I think it gives them a nice 3D quality. I've used my new Basic Grey papers which are Urban Prairie and added the little charm so it qualifies for this weeks BG challenge too! All the paper edges have been inked with worn lipstick distress ink.
>> Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I'm starting to get a bit bored of Christmas cards!! I've cut and stuck enough snowflakes to last me at least another 12 months so I'll make just one more for my in-laws and then that's it!! This card has been made following a fab sketch at Our Creative Corner. I coloured Mimi with Prisma pencils and used my favourite Angel Dust glitter for the fur trim on her jacket. I embossed the pink square behind Mimi with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and also added a Cuttlebug fancy corner diecut which is my favourite thing at the moment. The other 'ingredients are: Paper - DCWV, snowflakes - sissix and X-cut, Papermania ribbon.
And I thought I would add a picture of Thomas. He was reaching into his toy box for his drumstick just before bedtime yesterday when he fell in. I happened to have my camera handy so took a quick snap. Once he got over the surprise he was quite pleased with himself!
>> Sunday, 7 December 2008
>> Friday, 5 December 2008
>> Friday, 28 November 2008
>> Wednesday, 26 November 2008
>> Tuesday, 25 November 2008
>> Sunday, 23 November 2008
>> Wednesday, 19 November 2008
>> Tuesday, 18 November 2008
>> Sunday, 16 November 2008
>> Saturday, 15 November 2008
>> Tuesday, 11 November 2008
>> Saturday, 8 November 2008
>> Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Stage 2 of our bedroom redecoration is underway! The electrician was here all day to sort out the very dodgy wiring in our bedroom and to install some new sockets. Now that is done I can get on with the painting. Of course it means that all of the 'stuff' from our room has to be stored somewhere while I wield my paintbrush and its all in my craft room. I can just about get to my desk so if the withdrawal symptons get too bad I can probably stamp and colour a few images but its also my sons first birthday in just under 2 weeks so I have lots of planning and baking to do in between working and decorating.
I did make a couple of cards over the weekend; one for Claire's son Daniel and one for my little boy. I won't post a picture of Daniel's card as I don't want to spoil the surprise but I will post a picture of Thomas' card once it is finished.
>> Friday, 24 October 2008
Actually I've been tagged twice, I just forgot that Chris tagged me a few weeks ago ... oops. Thanks Michele for tagging me! So here are 7 random bits of info about me:
1. I prefer X Factor to Strictly Come Dancing
2. The toilet paper ALWAYS has to come over the top of the roll. I will change it around wherever I am if its wrong!!
3. I'm quite a good cook, baking cakes is my speciality
4. I'm in the middle of decorating our bedroom; its only taking about 6 months!
5. I was advised to give up art and take another O level - apparently I wasn't creative!
6. I love to see my son's cloth nappies drying in the sunshine on the washing line
7. Tonight for my tea I'm having pizza, salad and creme brulee
Will post again later with a card!
>> Tuesday, 21 October 2008
>> Saturday, 18 October 2008
>> Friday, 17 October 2008
>> Wednesday, 15 October 2008
>> Tuesday, 14 October 2008
>> Sunday, 12 October 2008
last weeks Sketch Saturday challenge - yipee!!! I'm so excited, I won a lovely WOJ stamp. I've been wanting to order a couple of these for ages but funds are a bit short at the moment so I'm absolutely thrilled to win one. Can't wait to receive it now!!
>> Friday, 10 October 2008
>> Thursday, 9 October 2008
>> Tuesday, 7 October 2008
>> Saturday, 4 October 2008
Wow, I've received my first blog award - thank you Tara. Tara makes some really lovely cards so do pop over to her blog and take a look. I'd like to pass this on to five other people whose blogs I love to visit and whose work I admire:
>> Friday, 3 October 2008
>> Thursday, 2 October 2008
Marlene has some fab candy up for grabs to celebrate her imminent 40th birthday. Her blog is inspirational so make sure you have a good look at her cards. Have a great day Marlene.
>> Tuesday, 30 September 2008
There is some fab candy available everyone! Jeanette has some great candy to celebrate hitting 10,000 posts - well done Jeanette.
I have to work this evening so no crafting until tomorrow :(
>> Saturday, 27 September 2008
>> Friday, 26 September 2008
I've made this card for my friends little girl who will be one next week. I can't believe the past year has gone so quickly. It doesn't seem 5 minutes ago that we were both pregnant and on the phone to each other moaning about our 24 hour sickness/aching backs/constant tiredness!! I think this card qualifies for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge - I've added glitter to each of the creatures on the letters. I've coloured with distress inks and water colour pencils and the paper is Doodlebug (I think).
>> Wednesday, 24 September 2008
>> Wednesday, 17 September 2008
>> Tuesday, 16 September 2008
>> Sunday, 14 September 2008
>> Thursday, 11 September 2008
I haven't had any time to craft over the last couple of days and I'm so tired I'm going to force myself into bed early tonight! I have been playing around a bit with my blog; uploading a photo of me and changing the overall look of the blog and I received a few crafting goodies too - nestibilities and some charms. I will have to resist playing later and save them for tomorrow!
>> Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Nikki is giving away some fab blog candy so pay a visit to her blog for some really inspiring cards and chance to win!
>> Monday, 8 September 2008
>> Sunday, 7 September 2008
I'm in this months Craft Stamper magazine! Unfortunately I'm not one of the designers but my card has made it onto the readers page on pg 67. The card is on my blog (July 08) and it is my favourite colour combination - pink and denim! It wasn't the winning entry but I'm just excited to see my name and card in print!!!