Friday, 31 July 2009

A few challenges in 1 - and it's raining again!

Afternoon everyone. Surprise surprise, its raining yet again. Can't believe that this is the "height" of summer - haha - my eye! I know I stay in Bonnie Scotland and should except this weather, but a little peek of the sun would be nice! be in a moaning mood today. Wait 'til Barry comes in and then he'll get the wrath of my tongue! he'll really pay
Anyway managed to deliver card safe and well, with a wee blether and a coffee to add. Another card posted off and a trip to the supermarket not to mention the usual day off chores around the done and now a chance to play!

Using the lovely princess stamp from Whiff of Joy, backing paper from K & Company, Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug, pearl & gem brads from stash I have managed to incorporate quite a few challenges in one.
Hoping to do a couple more before tea and then come blog hopping with a glass of wine later.

Our Creative Corner

Morning peeps, up bright and early, typical on my day off. Seem to have a lot to do today so will have to plan ahead, usually I just go with the flow, which means generally I get nothing
Thought I would start the day off with a sketch. This is a fantastic one over at Our Creative Corner. I had been asked to make a 60th male card for a golfer and I thought this would fit perfectly.

Used the golfer off the Clare Curd clear stamp range, papers from K & Co and peeloffs are from stash.
To drop this card off later (another and next job is to make a coffee!!!!!!! hugs

Thursday, 30 July 2009

What a lucky girl I am!!!

Evening all, thought I would share the news with everyone. First of all I have the laptop back. It seems a bit different as it keeps jumping around the place (or I keep pressing the wrong
Next, I have been given a couple of lovely awards from some dear fellow bloggers, how kind they are for thinking about little old me.
From Spyder (aka Lyn) from Arvil Ann and finally................. I won a blog challenge over at Moving Along with the Times - WOO-HOO!!!! I am a very lucky lady indeed!!! - gonna have a glass of wine to celebrate! hugs

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Boo Hiss! Still no laptop

No, I think it must have been iller than we thought, our little machine, looks like end of week now. Barry keeps phoning them up everyday, they are properly getting really cheesed off with him and are on go-slow on purpose!
Anyway, I have gone a little card for Colour Create - "White & Blue" and Rainbow Lady - "wheels".

I have used a Forever Friends sticker and matt and layered onto white & blue card cut with my Nesties. Used also a Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon and sentiment from stash.
Also over at Moving along with the times there is a fabulous sketch to follow with the added "Buttons"

I used a PB image, paper, buttons and sentiment from stash.
Away to dry hair now before going to work - another day, another dollar!!!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Simon Says & Truly Scrumptious

Evening all, hope all is well and just to let you know I am still working on the chug-a-bum machine upstairs. Had a phone call yesterday saying that we might be getting laptop back tomorrow (Tuesday), please, PLEASE let this be true!!!!!!
Have done a couple of sketch challenges, now my drawing of them from the screen is not the greatest, so I shall call it my "interpretation" of the
The first is for Simon Says, and handy as I had to made a male 65th birthday card for this weekend.

I used one of the male stamps from the Clare Curd range from Papermania, Cuttlebug embossing folders and my Nesties.
The next one is for Truly Scrumptious.

Used a Sugar Nellie Homegrown stamp and scraps, flowers and sentiment from my stash.
Roll on tomorrow

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Forerver Friends, One Stop & Stampavie & more...

Morning Campers!!!! Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weather............(haha!!!) Wellies are definitely called for today, even the pussycats are staying in & looking out the window in disgust! Oh well, just have to do a bit of playing at my table as Baza is working again this weekend so I can have perfect peace.
I had been playing this week as still have no laptop to browse on and when catching-up on blogland noticed that they can fall into a couple of challenges.
The 1st one is for Forever Friends, who are celebrating their 21st Anniversary, so their challenge is to create a celebration card.

I used my lovely wedding couple and decorated the scalloped edge with blue chalk ink, flowers and blue heart gems from stash, blue dotty ribbon from Poppicrafts and backing paper is from K & Co.
The 2nd card is for Stampavie & more, which the theme was "Summer".

The image is a Magnolia stamped image, sand castle & bucket & spade is from stash of sticker embellies. I tried to made the brown card look like sand by whizzing it under the Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder.
And last of all, over at One Stop Craft the challenge is "Xmas in July".

I used a Penny Black clear stamp, backing papers are, diecut snowflake and brad, papers from scrap stash.
Will have to face the terrible rain now and nip to the shops (no bread for breakfast!) and hopefully back soon.

Friday, 24 July 2009

2 Gorjuss Girls

Afternoon fellow bloggers and I must again apologise for not being on for ages & visiting all your lovely blogs. This old computer upstairs is sooooooo slow and it takes ages just to upload anything yet alone go blog-peeking. Finger crossed that this week we get the laptop back and that will feel super-sonic compared to this heap of ****!
Anyway, while I have not been on I have been making and I am posting 2 little Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie for a few challenges.
The First card is for the following:-
The second card is for the following:-
Enjoy your weekend and hopefully I will be back on again as I have made other cards but not got the stamina to sit at this thing!
Take Care all.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Just a Quickie!

Morning all, just another quickie as just heading off to work for another full week ahead. Managed a couple more challenges yesterday. First card is for the Whiff of Joy challenge which is "piercing".
Used a lovely image I had been given and the papers are from one of the Laura Ashley ranges. (piercing round the scalloped edges if can't see in
This other card is the Truly Scrumptious, it is to combine a sketch and the theme "Black & White and another colour"
Coloured my Gorjuss girl with my watercolour pencils and just used scraps from stash.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Forever Friends & Spoon Full of Sugar

A happy sunny Sunday afternoon to you all. Just a small post today as still having to use the clapped out computer upstairs which takes forever to do anything. Hoping to get the laptop back next week and I will be able to catch up with everyone then.

Painted my image with my paints from the Works, backing papers are scraps from stash.

Friday, 17 July 2009

....and so I'm back - from outer space........

And it feels like I have been abducted by aliens recently. Time has seemed to evaporated, can't believe the length of time been away from blog land. Laptop has been on the the blink so it is away been fixed so I am on the "Blue Monster" up the stairs and it takes me an eternity to do anything on this. Done a couple of cards and have been a smartypants and included quite a few challenges (luck more than anything else).
Used papers from the English Paper Company, Stamp is Forever Friends, Cuttlebug Christmas Embossing Folder, rest from stash.

Couldn't resist using a Miss Anya today. Backing paper is from the Clare Curd range from Papermania, again rest from stash.
Hopefully popping on again later.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Creative Card Crew, Whiff of Joy & Crafts 4 Eternity

Afternoon peeps and I hope all is well. Having a bit of a lazy Sunday afternoon, watching a bit of tennis, doing a bit of housework and playing a bit at my table. Have manged to squeeze 3 challenges into one card today.
I have used for lovely new bride stamp from Whiff of Joy, isn't she just gorgeous. Backing papers are a mix of Papermania and DCVW. Used the Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Diecut hearts from Sizzix. Gems, sentiment & ribbon on stash.
Popping off to a 21st bash later on today but hopefully I can squeeze another in before I