Thursday, 28 February 2008

Mother's Day Cards

Here's 2 cards I made tonight, one for my mum and one for Paul's step mum!

Top card is made using the NEW (drool drool) Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder and the build a flower dies... I have to say I am very excited about the build a flower set.. it's just so me!!

The Bottom card is a Penny Black stamped image, the flower has been decoupaged and both cards the sentiment has been stamped using those Karen Foster mini stamps, which BTW when I last went into Capture The Magic she had a load more, they have been discontinued for a while and rare to find, but a must have if you can get them!

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Friendship Card

Thanks for all your kind emails and messages over the past few days, I really do appreciate it!

Here's a card that I made for a good friend, she's been feeling a little low recently so thought I'd send her a card to cheer her up.

Flower stamp are my Technique Tuesday love me not set and the sentiment is from one of the hero arts clear sets... I seem to have an addiction for sentiment stamps!

Anyone planning to go to Stamperama on Sunday in Stevenage?! Can't wait love that show, it's small but there's normally a great selection of companies there and of course loads of stamps to drool over!!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Sad News Today.

Non crafty post today... I got sad news this morning to say my Great Aunt Una passed away last night... she'd had a fall at home last week and was in hospital, she passed away there.

We've been planning to go over to see my family later on this year as they live in Jersey. Una was such a character, she was a really healthy and fun living 85 year old who still wore fluffy pink slippers with a little kitten heel. She really was a character, I'll miss her.

Friday, 22 February 2008

Stampers 10

Went to my first Stamper’s 10 Wednesday night and had a fantastic time! I was the odd one out as I think everyone else knew each other but there was a few familiar faces from Capture The Magic and everyone made me feel welcome!

We made a bag-a-lope... basically it's a gift bag using a A5 envelope... wow was I impressed! Mine turned out okish... I'll attach a photo of it but it didn't look half as nice as Michelle's our Demonstrators! Our homework is to make a A4 sized one for next month, so watch this space!

On another note Debbie who's house we were at has a gorgeous pink craft room with a glittery wall that I am very jealous of, I could quite happily sit there and craft in that room... but she also had pink things in her kitchen... I'm currently in discussions with my other half to get a pink dish drainer which she had... look isn't this just gorgeous?!!

I really NEED one in my kitchen, my other half doesn't understand the need for a pink one, we have a blue kitchen he says, it won't go.... we could re-decorate and paint the walls I say won't take long!!

Cute Chick Card

Yes I know... ANOTHER Pink & Brown card... but I have a good excuse because Lorraine likes pink just like me! :)

I made this card at the weekend for my friend Lorraine and I fell in love with it, I really struggled to part with it, please tell me you get like this too and it's not me who's weird lol!
It was posted Monday night and made it's journey all the way to Australia yesterday... I wish Royal Mail would be that quick deliverying over here!!

I love my little chick stamp, it was a christmas present from a friend and I had been searching for something like that for months, isn't he cute!! I picked up matching paper from Capture The Magic on Saturday, which I hope to use at the weekend!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Stash Shopping!

Here's some of the goodies I've bought recently... been on a bit of a spending spree but I had money in my paypal account and it was hard to resist not spending it on new goodies!!!
The papers and other bits were from the shop I did at Capture The Magic on Saturday with Clare, Cuttlebug folders were from USA and then the Stampin Up stamps are from ebay or Michelle... I need to play now!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Birthday Bella

Here's a card I made for my lovely friend Kerryn, 30 today happy birthday hun!

I love my Bellas, don't have many... I really could do with some more, just have no patience in waiting for them to arrive as the last lot took nearly 7 weeks!! I've just got into stamping on patterned paper, I know a little slow and behind the times lol...

I love this paper, can you believe that it's part of the papermania range?! It has a lovely sheen to it, a friend sent me a card with this paper and I just had to get some!

The scallop circle is from one of the new Hero Arts sets and the 30 is the cuttlebug alphabet set babyface.

Monday, 18 February 2008

Great Weekend... Doodlebug Gossip!

Had a fantastic weekend, my friend Clare came over to craft... last time we got together we made 0 cards but talked a lot!!

After 24 hours we made 2 cards each and the first one wasn't made until nearly midnight, we talk too much!!!!!! I'm lucky I have a craft room left as she went away with a list of must haves!

Anyway she twisted my arm to go up to Capture The Magic, haven't been since November so it was long over due... we planned to only have a quick look round... 2 1/2 hours later we came out!!

Anyway the exciting news was that we came across the new Doodlebug releases and OMG I want it all!!

Velvet looks like going to be an in crafty thing of 2008... There are new papers in some lovely colours, one type has swirls on the paper but I think the swirls will be raised velvet!!

Gorgeous matching ribbons, 7 ribbons on a card 1 yard each, all in a colour theme one of the ribbons has a swirly print on them... they are really really nice!

Velvet brads - 12 colours and then 2/3 mixutre sets (like the bling ones but velvet and there is pink).

Bottles of velvet fluff (these are like the bottled glitters) they are gorgeous... they had 4 colours on the table and they were gorgeous!

Chipboard shapes which have sticky on both sides so you can add glitter/velvet to it and it will stick to the board... I'm sure they were themed too and there was an alpha set.

Velvet paper - like the glitter paper but yummy velvet!

No stamps which was a bit of a disappointment as I love their stamps!

No clue when they will be released, didn't think to ask... we were both so excited drooling over the book that I didn't think to ask... proably be around April sort of Ally Pally time (I hope!)!

I'll have to show you a piccie of my stash, I got some lovely papers!!

Thursday, 7 February 2008

First Stampin Up Parcel.. but a problem!

I'm very impressed, Michelle came over Monday night & they arrived today... How quick is that?! Thank you so much Michelle!!! I am one very happy crafter!!

But I had one little furry problem.... I had to show you this... I turned my back for one minute and this is what happened when I turned round to open my parcel....

This is Barney... he has a thing for boxes, especially craft stash boxes.... do you think he's trying to tell me something?! 'Not more stash mum!' 'Do you REALLY need more stamps?'

Well after a little gentle persuasion we came to an agreement... I could have my Stampin' Up stash if someone could have the box... I think it was a fair swap! Do you think he's happy?!

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

I Love Flower Stamps!!

I see a flower stamp and I'm drawn to it, I can't help myself lol!

Here's two cards I made the other week for a card making competition, the cards had to be female birthday but with no pink... As you can imagine I found the no pink a bit hard! :)
I've had this brown patterned paper for some time and haven't wanted to cut it as it's so pretty but I decided to be brave and take the scissors to it!!
Both cards I've used the Nestabilities scalloped circles.. and I'm into lace too now although I don't have much of it at the moment so using it is only for special cards at the moment!!

Monday, 4 February 2008

Bling card

OK I've been a bit of a bad blogger recently but I've had a tough old week so please forgive me, My OH had a football accident last Sunday 14 he was kicked him in the knee, his leg swelled up 3 times it's size... it's been a stressful/worrying week as he's been in a lot of pain and hasn't been able to walk. He's off to the hospital this afternoon to see what long term damage has been done as it was too swollen last week to tell... so fingers crossed it's nothing serious.

Anyway here's a card I made for a swap I took part in recently... This is the 'bling' card as I glittered up the petals with stickles.... please note there is no pink card on this card.. shocking I know lol!!

The petals are Technique Tuesday stamps, one of my recent purchases that I saw ages ago and had to have, so managed to pick them up in USA for a bargain price!

Other bit of news is that I've got a Stampin' Up demostrator Michelle coming over to see me tonight with some Stampin' Up goodies to show me... I've loved their stamps for a while and was thrilled that they have finally launched them in the UK! Can't wait to see them in the flesh!

Another Tag!!

I’ve been tagged by the lovely Sally

This is the Middle Name Game! These are the rules:-

· You must post the rules before you give your answers.
· You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.
· After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.
· At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.)

OK... Well my middle name is Lee… I hated it when I was younger, I used to change the spelling to Leigh because I was teased about my name being spelt like a boy! :(

If I was naughty (which of course I hardly ever was lol) I’d be called Kerrie Lee…

L - Loves collecting rubber stamps especially flowers stamps… I get drawn to them...a girl can never have enough flower stamps.. OK I know I need to move away from flower stamps for a while as I could start a shop with the ones I have but it's so hard to ignore them!

E – Embossing folders… I lurve playing with my cuttlebug especially the large embossing folders. I ordered the new ones last week and I'm trying to wait very patiently for them to arrive but it’s soooo hard I wanna play with them now!!

E – Easter... I'm trying to be really organised this year and make Easter Cards early... looking forward to Easter this year as my birthday is the day after Good Friday so that means a four day birthday weekend... yipppee!!

I will tag

* Becky
* Marlou
* Lisa

I've Been Tagged!

I’ve been Tagged by lovely Donna AKA Lazy Trout lol I much prefer to say Donna than Lazy Trout!!
Lazy Trout – Donna

I have to share 7 things about myself on here, then tag 7 people at the end of my post. You also have to include links to their blogs and leave a message on their blogs to know they have been tagged.

1. I’m addicted to rubber stamps & inkpads.. I know I have too many quite a few of them still haven't been used but I just can’t stop buying them lol.. maybe I need to set myself a challenge there... to start using the unused stamps!

2. I was taught Maths at school by one of the British airmen from ‘Allo ‘Allo, he was a fantastic bloke and used to tell us tales from the BBC!

3. My least favourite colour for making cards is yellow; I love looking at yellow cards but just struggle to make them!

4. I would love to learn floristry, I love flowers but whenever I put flowers in a vase they never look stunning!!

5. My dream is to go to Disneyworld Florida, as I’m a huge Disney fan! Think I need to start saving my pennys there!

6. I fund my crafting habit by working full time as a Recruitment Consultant.

7. I love Galaxy chocolate.

I nominate...

* Clare
* Leigh
* Dawn
* Yosha
* Sally
* Michelle
* My Paper World