Right I think I need a lay down after all this blogging!!
Monday, 15 December 2008
Right I think I need a lay down after all this blogging!!
The large snowflake is the new Cuttlebug cut and emboss snowflake die... I think this has to be my most used snowflake die EVER... I really love it, it's a traditional snowflake... it looks fab in the doodlebug velvet & glitter card stock!
I did make quite a few pink and purple Christmas cards this year... I know those colours aren't really traditional colours for Christmas but I think they look fab and you know me and pink!!
Now that most of the cards I've given out have been received I feel I can show some now! Although I forgot to take pictures of over half of my cards... I always do this :(
Firstly here are a few of the owl cards I made... yes I have an addiction to owls at the moment... think you might have already worked that one out LOL.
The large owl is a Penny Black owl... isn't he cute?! Then I've used the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder with the lovely co-ordinations paper and the swirl is a Sizzix Sizzlit die cut using the Doodlebug glitter card stock.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Well I made this card and I have to say I found it VERY hard to part with it... I just love the colours and I am in love with my little owl stamp! But I made it for a friend who's feeling low at the moment and I just wanted to send her a little card to make her smile.
Papers are last years craftwork cards chrimbo pack... I am so proud of myself for actually using some of these papers up as I bought them last year at Ally Pally and I only managed to use one piece last year because they were pink and too nice to use!
I have been trying to make christmas cards ... with a small amount of success... but I needed to play with my new owl stamp!
My baby owl is a Hero Arts stamp and the sentiment is part of an Hero Arts set that Becky very kindly gave me as she had lost one to the set and had to re-buy it! :)
I'm really into owls and birds at the moment, flowers have taken a bit of a back seat temporailly of course...
My other bit of news is that my craft room has just got bigger... YAY!!... OK I know that is going to sound weird because how can a room get bigger I hear you ask?! Well I had a lovely little futon in my craft room, which seemed to spend more time having stash piled up onto it than actually using it....
Well I noticed yesterday that it had mould growing underneath it on the cushion.... YUCK... luckily I caught it early so it couldn't spread but it had to be evicted from the craft room... I wanted it to go anyway but my other half was suggesting I sold it before we moved it... so finally I got my way and it's no longer in my craft room!!
So now I have all this room ready to be filled with units to store my goodies.. I have it all planned in my head what I want... just need to explain to my other half that the extra space does not mean he can have a larger wardrobe as I need shelving units for stamps and I also want another table so that when I have my crafty friends over we can all sit round a table rather than me getting squashed up on a small garden table!!
Oooh I am sooo excited!
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Anyway three cards to start my blog up again... the little SU froggie is actually on actetate so he bounces but it doesn't really show up on the photo.
Monday, 4 August 2008
But this time I was brave and did the deed… I cut into the only sheet of turquoise Bo Bunny spotty 12x12 paper.. Did I feel better for it?! NO! But then I noticed that CTM still have many sheets in shock so I feel relief now that I can get more to stash away…
So here’s where that precious Bo Bunny paper went… on Clare’s birthday card…. I‘m in a turquoise and brown mood at the moment…
I’ve been wanting to try out my new Stampin’ Up goodies from the US for a while, the cake stamp is from the Fun & Fast set (Page 54).
Sunday, 3 August 2008
I really enjoyed making this and they are so easy to make!
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Thank you to all those that entered and left messages for the blog candy.
The winners are Julia & Mollymoo Creates... so ladies if you could email me your addy so I can get your goodies off in the post!
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Wow a whole year of being in the blogging word... To celebrate I'd like to offer 2 stash prizes... So if you'd like to be in with the chance of winning some lovely blog candy (no piccies but I promise you they will be nice goodies... I don't do horrible prizes)
So if you want to be in with a chance of winning.... just leave me a message... Closing date will be Monday 28th, names will go into a hat and I'll pick two names at random and I'll announce the winners!
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
I just LURVE this paper, it's by Crate and it came from CTM... Lucky I was sensible and bought two sheets of it, but I found cutting into it very very hard, it's just so pretty... so pink... so me :)
The flower was stamped using one of my new Stampin Up sets 'Doodle This' (Page 94 of the US catty)... I have wanted this stamp set since it was released and now I've found someone who I can buy from the US si I'm a happy bunny!
The glittered centre of the flower is a tip I picked up from Kirtsy Wiseman when she came to demo at CTM the other week ... Remember those sticky round foam pads that you buy and then wonder what you are going to do with them? Well it is just one of those glittered up with Doodlebug pink glitter! It's so simple but ever so effective!
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Ooooh what a weekend I've had... We had a little crafty get together last weekend and I am still trying to recover from it lol!
Our friend Linda was invited to the QVC Make and Take event in London so she flew down from Scotland ... so what a perfect excuse that was to have a crafty weekend with a few friends ... we've been excited about it for weeks!
I stayed round Becky's house Friday night and managed to drool over her new crafty goodies, play with her doodlebug velvet flock, admire her stunning cards and make a card... then down to the cellar to sleep!! :)
Saturday was a quick trip to Artbase (as it was on the way and would be rude not to stop by!!) and then off to Essex to meet the girls at Maggie's house!
Saturday afternoon we had a Stampin Up party... we had a make and take which was the only card we all made the whole weekend as the rest of the time we spent chatting and laughing... my sides hurt by the time I got to bed from laughing!!
We sat up until around 3.30 am, I was wide awake... even then when we went to bed we couldn't get off to sleep because we kept laughing although not sure why... I think it started
Sunday we spent the morning going through the Stampin' Up USA catty and drooling over Clare's recent USA order, in the afternoon we did a little shopping at Sugar & Spice and then a quick demo of the roller stamps before we said our goodbyes!
What a fantastic weekend although we were all knackered by the time we got home! Hope we do it again soon ladies!
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Friday, 30 May 2008
Here's my first coaster box that I made for a swap for my lovely friend Linda... She's a big Ozzy Osbourne fan so I just knew I had to make this with an Ozzy theme!! I'm quite pleased with how it turned out for a first timer!!
The papers are Doodlebug along with the Alphabet & the stiched heart buttons. It's the first time I have covered chipboard with paper and I was pleased with how it came out! The Swirls on the inside are Autumn Leaves clear stamps I use those stamps A LOT!!
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
How on earth will I use any of these? Aren't they just lush?!! My other half spotted the scrapbook sign and bought it without me knowing!! The black circle on the first piccie is a spinning thing (technicial term lol) to sit under your craft bag so you don't have to pick it up... I know it sounds really lazy but I've wanted one for a while and it saves keep getting up!!
Now the really really really exciting news.... I've got a Saturday job... at CAPTURE THE MAGIC... OMG I am soooo excited about it, if you've never had the pleasure of setting foot into this place you are missing out big time... it's a crafters paradise!
You can spend hours in there, well I know I do lol Everyone is so friendly and there is sooo much stuff you can buy... I am so looking forward to it!!!! Yippeee!!!
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Monday, 12 May 2008
The happy birthday greeting is from my new Stampin Up set and the scalloped circle is the Stampin' Up scalloped circle... I know I have the scalloped nestabilities but the Stampin Up punch is a MUST buy!!!
The scalloped edging has been done by the Stampin Up slot punch, it's not avaiable to buy in the UK yet but I got sent it as a pressie :)
Sunday, 11 May 2008
This LO is of my first trip to Jersey to see my grandparents at Les Quennevais Park aged about one!. I used a sketch that had been set on the forum too which I found really helpful too! The flowers came from Sarahs Cards her Aunty Sarah's Bloomers are fantastic value for money!
The stamps are Hero Arts Peeking Posieis, I remember when they came out, I just had to have them because they are so pretty... I haven't used them in a while which is a shame because I really do still like them.
Papers are by basic grey I had a real tough time using this one as I have been keeping it for a rainy day!! the greeting is an old rub on.
I made this card with a lovely friend in mind and found it very hard to part with it because I really wanted to keep it... but she loved it so I'm happy!
Saturday, 10 May 2008
I thought I'd share this with you... I love my nestabilities and used to store them in blank CD cases with magnetic paper inside. But I found that some of them weren't staying put in the cd case and would fall out which I found annoying!
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008
I find it really hard to make male cards, simply because when I buy my stash I am always drawn to the pink & girly stuff... I look at the stash suitable for men's cards and they just don't inspire me... So I don't buy it and then when it comes down to actually making a male card I go into complete panic mode... why can't I just use pink and flowers?! Although I do have an order for a gay pink card which is going to be very interesting!!
Anyway this card is for our Nephew, he's just started to get into music in a big way Iron Maiden is god apparently!! I got sent some wonderful templates by email a few months back that I had been meaning to try out and thought this was the perfect opportunity to try them!
Basically these templates start at 11 and go up to 100 and all you have to do is print the number onto card, it shows you where to fold the card and then you cut round the number... If anyone is interested in owning a copy of this please email me as I'd be happy to email you a copy :)
The 'Iron Maiden' is decoupaged although it doesn't show up very well... he opened it whilst I was on the phone and he was very excited about it, it's wicked apparently and he wants to frame it... awww bless him!!!
I was at my Stampers 10 group last night and had a lovely time, we all made a lovely pop up card, really impressed which how easy it was, I'll pop up a piccie of mine tomorrow!