Friday, 28 September 2007

Ally Pally here I come!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks, I've been quite poorly and haven't made a card in 2 weeks :( Anyway feeling better now and on the hunt for my christmas mojo.. anyone know where it is? Please send it back lol!
Exciting weekend for me, meeting up with some wonderful friends at Alexandra Palalce in London for 'The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show'... It's a great show, lot's of stalls, loads of tempting goodies to buy and what makes it even better for me is being with my friends who help each other spend lol! If you have never been it's worth going because you won't be disappointed!

So my weekend is going to be spent hopefully christmas crafting with my friend Clare tomorrow and then shopping on Sunday at Ally Pally!! Yipppeeee!!!

So fingers crossed I might be able to start posting some cards here very soon!

Monday, 17 September 2007

I've been Tagged!!

Oooh I’ve been tagged by 2 lovely ladies Marlou & Becky (thank you!!!), well this made me laugh!

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a few days but I’ve been unwell over the weekend :( still not feeling great but hoping I'll be back to 'normal' if you could ever use that word and me together lol soon!!!

Rock star name {first pets name & current car}
Sooty Mazda

Gangsta name {fave icecream & cookies}
Mint Chocolate

ChipFly girl name {first initial of first name & first 3 of last}

Detective name {fave colour & animal}
Pink Cat

Soap opera name {middle name & city where born}
Lee Cambridge

Star wars name {first 3 letters of last name & first 2 of first name}

Superhero name {2nd fave colour & fave drink putting "The" before}
The Lilac Diet Coke

Nascar name {first names of grandfathers}
Bernard Ernie

Stripper name {name of your favorite perfume, favorite candy}
Romance Galaxy

Witness protection name {mother & fathers middle names}
Joy Trevor

I tag…..

* Monica
* Bethany Paul
* Jacqueline's Craft Nest
* Andrea
* Lily

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Another Notebook - Cat Themed

I organised an altered notebook swap on a forum I'm part of and this is the notebook for my partner, I made this with the help of my lovely bind it all machine (sorry Cheryl & Clare but you DO need one lol!)

My partner loves her two pussy cats so I just knew I had to do a cat themed book.... I used my doodlebug cat 12x12 paper which I had forgot I had... note to myself that I need some more now!!! The N is Maya Road chipboard alpha which has been embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder.

The cat & mouse are little buttons that I found and there is a silver fishbone charm on the ribbon which came from Capture The Magic... inside is a lovely brown paw print paper which came from the DCVW cat stack but I stupidly forgot to take a piccie of the inside before sending it!

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Chocolate Limes

I've just realised looking at this card that the colours remind me of sweets we used to have as a kid, We were only allowed to have sweets once a year as a kid and that was for th annual trip to the Panto!! I think there were called chocolate limes or something like that?! They were green sweets with chocolate in the inside! hmmm chocolate!! lol

OK enough about food, here's my card for today... this card was quite close to going in the bin because I didn't like the spots i'd stamped... I'm still not certin if I like the spots on it, do you think it spots spoil the card?! I'm really not sure....

Anyway my other half told me not to put it in the bin and send it... so I did as I was told lol!!

The green & brown card are bazzill, the green is their scalloped range which I really struggled to cut into cause it's the only sheet I have lol! Bit of glamour dust around the edges of the brown bazzill and the 'thanks a lot' stamp is from a Hero Arts set.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Gatefold Birthday Card

This card was inspired by a challenge from Kerryn... I've never really done a gatefold card before so this was a bit of a challenge for me lol!

The flowers are stamped using those Blonde Moment flower stamps and the 'happy birthday' was done from Doodlebug rub on's. The sentiment inside the card is from a DCWV quote pack. The papers were all from Capture The Magic... found it hard to cut into these as I really like them but it was worth if for a very special friend!

Monday, 10 September 2007

Christmas Tree Card

I seem to be in the christmas mood again only 105 days until the big day (GULP!) and I'm addicted to christmas tress lol!! Only because I banned myself from buying any more snowflake stamps this year as I have way too many!! So I bought a few tree (cough cough) stamps at the last craft fair so thought it was time I used one!!!

The tree's are from a Blonde Moments set coloured in with H20's so they shimmer and the paper is basic grey, I love this paper... need more!!!

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Awww Best Blog Friend Award!

Awww isn't this cute?! I've been tagged by the very talented & famous Cheryl with the 'Best Blog Friend award'.... I'm so surprised to be picked because Cheryl's blog is so popular she normally has 30 odd comments a day!!

Cheryl's always been a great friend to me over the years and it's partly due to her why I started my own blog..... so thank you Cheryl!!

So with this tag you choose two of your best blogging buds and tag them with this very cute picture and they then go on to tag two of their friends etc etc.

So now I need to choose 2 people....

Kerryn - I've choosen Kerryn because I've known her via a crafty forum for what must be close to 3 years, she's a super special person, her cards are so pretty and she's one of those kind and thoughtful people which make the world a better place.

Marlou - I've choosen Marlou because I have admired her blog for a while now, before I started my own and would just lurk lol! She has fantastic talent and after being so poorly recently I thought this award would put a little smile on her face!

If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting these ladies blogs just pop by and have a little peek because you'll be so pleased you did!!

Pink, Green & Brown Birthday

I'm really into pink, green and brown at the moment... Ok it doesn't sound nice when you say it but don't they look really nice together?! This inspired by a challenge somewhere in blog world but I don't know which one it was now lol!

Now this little cat stamp has to be my favourite Penny Black stamp... I just love cats and flowers so this is just a perfect stamp for me lol... I also like it because it can be used for a number of occasions... the stamp is called 'Merci'.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Happy Birthday Paul's Nan!!

Paul's Nan is 78 today, she's a very active 78 year old, she looks and acts like someone in her 50's... I so hope I'm like that at her age!!

We were on the phone to her this morning when the postie arrived with it so it was lovely to hear her reaction to my card, she loved it!

I love this little Penny Black stamp, I've had the paper for a while (1 1/2 years I think!) and I have kept pulling it out to use for a while, stoking it and then quickly putting it back as I only had one of each sheet and I love it so much.... well who wouldn't it's pink lol!!

But the other day I went on a mission of organising all my 12x12 papers and decided that I was on one of those 'You MUST use your 12x12 papers day' lol! So out came the scissors and after the first cut it wasn't so bad and I still have some left to store away and treasure!!

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Cupcake Birthday

Here's a rather simple birthday card I made round Becky's, the image is from Pink Petticoat, not sure which collection this is from though, but isn't the cupcake cute?!

Again this was Becky's lovely paper so I don't have a clue who makes it (sorry not much help really am I?!) but it's another on my wants list at the moment as I love the colour combination!

Reindeer Christmas Card

Last weekend I stayed over at my friend Becky's for a crafting weekend, I always enjoy our weekends crafting as she gives me so much inspiration... Of course we had to pop along to a craft shop along the way, it would have been rude not to lol Never been to Artbase before but wow that shop is amazing!!

I travelled very light with only the basic of crafty items and I was allowed to play with some of Becky's stash (she has some wonderful stamps)... she even allowed me to cut into her brand new papers... and now they are top on my wants list!!!

Anyway I had a fantastic time, sat up until 2am on Sunday morning making cards and talking... I managed to make 7 cards in total which wasn't bad going considering we only started crafting after around 8pm!

This is one of the cards I made, I LOVE this little Reindeer he is part of the new Studio G clear stamp sets, they only cost £1.50 and you get 4/5 stamps in a set.. BARGAIN! This set is another item on my wish list as well as these yummy papers, not sure who they are by but I believe they can be bought at Sugar & Spice.

Monday, 3 September 2007

I Love Doodlebug!

Here's another lime green birthday card... I just love that paper... I never used to be into green... funny how your tastes change isn't it?!

The stamped presents and the sentiment are once again from doodlebug, I have a really love for Doodlebug at the moment (can you tell lol!) The black flowers are also Doodlebug their paper frills range with a little glamour dust sparkling around the border.