Sunday, 20 November 2011
Morning peeps, how is the weekend going? Hoping to get a few jobs done around the house and then a relaxing afternoon - had planned that for yesterday but things never go to plan ...lol.
The High Hopes stamp actually comes as a trio (but the reindeer image was used on my bags of reindeer poo) coloured with Whispers pens. The circle sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley. Snowflake backing papers are from a Forever Friends paperpack. Also used is square, circle & scalloped Nesties. The challenges covered are:-
- Cupcake Craft Challenges - Two's Company
- High Hopes - Snowflakes
- Moving Along with The Times - Let it Snow
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Morning Peeps! Woke with a spring in me step morning at 6am but never lasted long, have wilted already ...lol... never mind ... strong coffee and a brisk walk in the November sun will sort that out!
The fabby fun digital image and sentiment is from Bugaboo, they have a huge range of humorous ones if you are looking for something a bit different. The gingham papers are from stash (on list to get more as it was my last scrap). The faux stitching was done by my fair hand - can't you tell!! ...lol. Also used was my Cuttlebug embossing folder and a Martha Stewart border punch. The challenges covered this morning are:-
- Ooh La la Challenges - Stitching (Real or Faux)
- Crafty Catz - Use a Digital Image
- Sweet Stamping Challenge - Going Gorgeously Gingham
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Evening folks, just checking how every one's weekend is going so far. Mine is going better as the day has gone on. Started badly as went out to the car this morning and ....... flat tyre ...... help! ... luckily Baza (aka Knight in shining armour) was on hand to change it over.
So now I was a running late to get to the Albert Halls, Stirling for our charity stall. We were that last ones to get set up, but we managed ...... even though in the haste to get the car packed up due to the above mentioned tyre we had forgot to pack the card display racks and boxes ...help!! .... but with a bit of improvisations with cardboard boxes, tupperware and balancing we did the best we could...lol.
At last, we could relax and enjoy the day, as every year, it is always a pleasure to go there and see alot of regular friendly faces from customers to fellow stall holders. Then ... crash .... one of our balancing display acts of gift tags toppled over and managed to spill coffee everywhere ... (mostly on my jacket ...lol) ... thank goodness the splashes missed our stall goodies. Then feeling left out, our jewellery display board started to get in the act by throwing itself off the table a couple of times when people went past! ...lol .... and finally when moving the selection of gift bags across to the other side of the table... another coffee goes flying .... this time my cardigan got it!! ...lol
But after all that, it was still a good fun day and I think we managed to raise over £120 - woohoo!!! So now back home I have got my feet-up and a wee glass of cheeky Red in hand getting comfy on the sofa to watch Strictly Come Dancing .... come on Russell and Favia....
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Evening peeps, hope you all are well here in Blogland. Nothing exciting to report in, I have been pretty boring really. Still no further forward with the mysterious water leak into the kitchen, so the bathroom remains ripped apart in case it happens again. Finished off some wedding favours last night that we, (the charity) were asked to do and tonight I should be really making a start on some "Reindeer Poo" for the sale we are having at the Albert Halls, Stirling on Saturday.
This card is a commissioned one that I was asked to do for a female bowler who likes a few games of bingo. The bowler is a Sizzix diecut with the bowling balls made with a circle punch and the bits out of a paper punchy holey maker. The bingo balls are made from funky foam and peel-offs with the bingo card being one from an old book. The challenges covered are:-
- Allsorts Challenge - Not Square
- Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
- CRAFT Challenges - Family Games/Board Games/Activities
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Evening peeps ...... It's Wednesday, the hump of the week - yippee!!! Just two more days until the weekend of fun ahead starting from Friday night with a few girly friends and the sing-star!
The Santa image is cut from a designer paper sheet. The Poinsettia flowers are diecuts from Marianne Creatables. The circle sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley with gold ribbon from stash. Also used is my Divine Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The challenges covered are:-
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Morning peeps, did everyone enjoy their extra hour in their beds here in the UK? The cats and I had a lovely lay-in (well they had actually been out and then back in ...lol) But that's it official now, it's winter - brrrrrr!! The woolly jumpers are hunted out the wardrobe along with the tots toasties..lol.
The image is one of the Lili of the Valley diecut pre-coloured squares which I have cut out. The heart papers are Papermania. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Heart diecut is Sizzix. Also used is my Swiss Dots embossing folder. The challenges covered are:-
Off now to made a huge pot of homemade soup, yum - 'mon the Winter nights!!!
Saturday, 29 October 2011
...... Eeek! .... can't get Sir Cliff Richard out my head now I've typed that! It's amazing what pops in and out of my wee noggin somethings .. in fact ... you are better not knowing ....lol ... alot of the time in there are just bumble bees flying about ..lol.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far. Our's didn't start off too well as last night the upstairs bathroom decided to leak into the kitchen below, and after Barry has torn most of the wood panelling out and the kitchen ceiling now looking like a pin cushion with exploratory drill holes, we are none the wiser where the mini waterfall came from - It's a mystery! (that's a bit better, out with Sir Cliff and in with Toyah....hehehe).
The charming image is from Lili of the Valley, decorated with lots of Stickles. Design Papers are, I think, from Trimcraft. Snowflake ribbon from Tesco's. Diecut Snowflake is a Marianne Creatables with a snowflake brad from stash poked through the middle - Oh, and my snowflake embossing folder used also, how could I forget! ..lol... The challenges covered are:-
Friday, 28 October 2011
Good Friday afternoon peeps..... Been busy playing with my new toys I got yesterday at the Craft Fair in Glasgow's SECC, so no housework done or dinner made for Barry ...lol.
This is a very quick, clean & simple card made with one of my new embossing folders. Matt & layered on some green stock and decorated with a green satin bow and gold peel offs. The challenges covered are:-
Headed back to my table for some more playing..........
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Well I have had a wonderful day through in Glasgow spending loads and loads of pennies (sssh! don't tell Barry ...lol) and got some smashing bargains. I went with a list written and managed to get everything bar 2 items plus a few extra treats which were my Marianne Creatables and Oval Diecutters.
As my followers know, I have a wee obsession with embossing folders and as you can see I managed to add another six to my collection. No rubber stamps though as there was too many to choose from. Bargain of the day was a Goody Bag from the Craft at Home stand for only £5 - there is loads and loads in it!!!
So I should really head off top my table now and make use of the "must have" purchases of the day.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Good evening peeps, how are we all? Well I hope. The weekend starts early for me .... as I am on holiday tomorrow and Friday from work. All excited, as tomorrow I am heading into Glasgow for the craft fair at the SECC ... my list is written with a few blank lines for some extra treats I might see!!! ...don't think I'll sleep tonight ... sad. I know - but it is only twice a year that I actually enjoy going shopping ...hehehe ... plus a wee bit lunch thrown in! You never know I might even show off my goodies here tomorrow when I get back.
On this Clean & Simple card I have used the image, Sassy (I think she is called) from the Elizabeth Bell range from Sugar Nellie. Diecut Nesties, lightly ink chalked round the edges. Marieanne Creations diecut swirly things. Flower from a bargain pack from Wild Orchid Crafts which I added a gem from stash. Sentiment is a peel-off. The challenges covered are:-
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Morning Peeps! How are we all this morning, have woke bright eyed & bushy tailed and ready for action today - so started early by blogging one of the cards made yesterday, trying out the "vintage" look which is totally out of my comfort zone.
The image is cut from some design papers from stash, flowers and holly berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment printed off computer with the ribbon & gem brad from stash. The challenges covered are:-
- Moving Along with The Times - Vintage
- Winter Wonderland - A Vintage Christmas
- Wild Orchid Challenge - Christmas Fun
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Evening peeps - well it was a chilly one today, had to de-frost the car this morning and hunt out the gloves too! Don't want to get the Dr Who scarf just yet - or the moon boots .... lol...
Posting quickly this evening before popping off to my warm bed. I love this diecut butterfly from Marieanne Creations. The ornate diecut frame is also from her too. The Swiss Dots embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. Flowers, pearls, gems and ribbon are from stash. Leaf punch is from Woodware (I think). The challenges covered are:-
- My Time to Craft - Punches & Dies
- Flutter by Wednesday - Open (Butterfly, Fairy or Angel)
- Charisma Cardz - Embossing
Sunday, 16 October 2011
.......... doesn't look to far away either!! ... brrrrr .... according to our local weather guru here, Windy Wilson, snow is hitting the high ground tomorrow or Tuesday, luckily we stay below that - but you never know! - gonna have to buy those moon boots after all just in case! ...lol.
These hedgies from Penny Black look like they are having great fun, I added a wee bit on Diamond Stickles to their hats to give them a bit of bling. Flowers, Holly berries & leaves are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. Snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch. Also used is my Snowflake embossing folder. The challenges covered this morning are:-
- Penny Black Saturday Challenge - On the Move
- Wild Orchid Challenges - Christmas Fun
- My Mums Craft Stop Challenge - Song Inspired (The Ronnettes - Sleigh Ride)
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Afternoon peeps, back again, and yes, I am still home alone - though I don't know for how much longer as Barry is making his way back after his football team got beat. My ears are prepping themselves ready to hear the "we had so many chances" and the "we should have been 6-0 up at half time" stories, and my head has been practicing to nod intermittently and I'll pipe up a couple of "Yep"s from time to time and that should cover myself for pretending to be listening ....lol. I have mastered the art of this over the years and I am sure alot of you lovely peeps out there know what I'm taking about too!!!!! ....lol.
This lovely elephant image is called Embrace from Penny Black, it's so cute. The papers are from The English Paper Co. The circle sentiment stamp is from Lili of The Valley. Ribbon and doily are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
- Pink Ink Sketch Challenge - Sketch
- Catch The Bug Challenge - Animal Antics
- Allsorts Challenge - Lavender & Lace
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
It was Baza's birthday yesterday and we celebrated it in style by watching Scotland getting thrashed by Spain at football on the telly with a takeaway tea! ...lol.... his choice, not mine!... and the good part, no plates to wash-up!
The digi stamp & sentiment is from Bugaboo, coloured with whispers pens. Checked paper are out of scrap drawer. Also used was a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The challenges covered are:-
- Cards for Men - Make Us Laugh
- One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape (Square, Circle & Rectangle)
Sunday, 9 October 2011
.....a Mon-star....lol .........Good morning peeps, just practicing my jokes for Halloween. In Scotland our version of "Trick or Treat" is called "Guising" where we go house to house and we do a poem, joke or song for your reward. I remember my exploits of guising dressed up - usually a witch - and was very happy if I came away with a hand full of monkey nuts or a satsuma, nowadays they seem to just want money, especially the older ones - I sorted them out one year though, gave them out of date crisps that where in the cupboard - shock, horror - they have not chapped on the door since ...lol .... it that cruel???
The image is from Sugar Nellie coloured with Whisper pens, all the coloured card from scrap drawer embossed in different folders and web ribbon from stash. Circle sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. My feeble attempt of a spider's web was drawn with a silver metallic pen. The challenges covered are:-
- The Sugar Bowl - Sketch (optional photo inspiration)
- The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
- Stamp with Fun - Halloween
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Hello Peeps, hope all is well ........... with so many Christmas cards still to make, my mojo is starting to disappear gradually. How do you lovely peeps keep it going????? I have been switching lately between stamping, decoupage, altering old shop cards etc... to try and keep with it. I'm hoping for a second or third wind soon....lol.
The image is a Miss Anya one from The Greeting Farm coloured with my watercolour paints and given a bit of sparkle with Silver Stickles. Papers are from Papermania. Ribbon, doily, brad and sentiment are from stash. Tools used are snowflake embossing folder and a Marianne Creations Snowflake diecut. The challenges covered are:-
- Simon Says ..... - Sparkle & Bling
- ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
- Colour Create - Lilac, Grey & White with Snowflake theme
Monday, 3 October 2011
Evening peeps......... sneaking on with a quick card before I pop off to beddy-byes. Again, I have used a Lili of the Valley pre-coloured image, the papers are from Papermania and have used a star embossing folder.. The ribbon and charm are from stash with the sentiment printed from the computer. The challenges covered are:-
- Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme using a Fairy, Butterfly or Angel
- Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
- Winter Wonderland - How Charming
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Good morning peeps, hope you are all having a fabby weekend. We had a brilliant charity do last night with a great band, DJ, hotel venue and of course the lovely company.... it was terrific .......... thanks everyone!!!! .... and not a sore head in sight!... yeah!...lol.
With the weather being basically "pants" outside I'm planning a chillaxing day with a bit of crafting mixed in.
The rugby boy is a LOTV's pre-coloured image so handy for quick cards that are needed in a hurry. The papers are from Papermania and the rugby ball silver button and blue ribbon are from stash with sentiment printed off computer. Tools used are embossing folders and Nesties Ovals. The challenges covered are:-
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
or so the weather forecasters are telling us ......... but I have my doubts. My neighbours must have thought I was nuts this morning the back of eight as I am hanging out washing in the Scottish drizzle, but I was thinking I was the smart cookie as Carol, the BBC weather girl told me it was going to bright & sunny by 10am and I smugly drove to work daydreaming that on my return I would have lovely dry clothes smelling on the sweet Autumn air! - Alas, I have returned home to a sodden line of clothes, wetter than what they went out!!!! Indian Summer, my eye! ....lol..
Anyway, how ya all doing in Blogland, hope all is well. Not had much chance to play this end, with the nights drawing in I will have to start making a real effort to go to my table in the evenings instead of sneaking off to my cozy bed. However I have managed to do this card over the weekend.
The image is an adorable older one from Sugar Nellie, "Picking Apples" I think she is called. The backing papers were a freebie out a magazine I treated myself to at the weekend. Paper flowers, sentiment and card candi's are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
Monday, 19 September 2011
Evening peeps. First day back at work today after my holidays, struggled a bit to get up as it is alot darker in the mornings now and colder .... brrrrr.. especially since I was showing off my tan on my bare legs - tights tomorrow me thinks ...lol..
The stamped image is an Anita's wooden stamp I think (one pound out a bargain bucket). Gingham paper from stash. Little one embossing folder & buttons embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Round Nesties, Sizzix Paddle Punch Teddy Bear Diecut. Pink Pram ribbon and sentiment from stash. The challenges covered are:-
- Fab n Funky - Bingo (buttons, ribbon, sentiment)
- Creative Card Crew - Babies
- Paperplay Challenges - Punches & Diecuts
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Good afternoon peeps, hope all in well in Blogland and you all are enjoying your weekend whatever you are up to. I have had peace and quiet today with Barry being at the Golf and then headed off to the football. I am out with the Girlies this evening to a Take That Tribute night - should be great fun as this will be the third time we have seen them. A bit of a sore head has been booked for tomorrow and a day on the sofa.... so I am trying to cram in as much crafting today..lol.
Just a quick card to show you today. The embossing folder is one I picked up off the internet so not sure who makes it. Silver buckle is from Wild Orchid Crafts. Embossed ribbon is from Papermania with gems and sentiment from stash. The challenges covered are:-
- Totally Papercrafts - Clean & Simples
- Alphabet Challenge - Quick & Simple
- Less Is More - Anything Goes
Friday, 16 September 2011
Back again .... and as I'm typing this have noticed how the nights are starting to draw in, it is nearly pitch dark already.... gonna have to start getting ready for my hibernation... hehe.. Just had to pop the heating on as well for a wee blast of heat.
This was a cheeky quick card to make. Have used one of Lili of the Valley's diecut squares and added some Diamond & Silver Stickles to it. Poinsettia, holly leaves and berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment from stash and the backing papers are from DCVW. Other tools used are Square Nesties and Holly embossing folder. The challenges covered are:-
- Lili of the Valley - Red, Green & White
- Wild Orchid Crafts - Christmas Sketch
- Moving Along with the Times - Sparkle
Good afternoon again peeps with my second post for today, making up for lost time me thinks ... lol... Still a miserable day outside, even the pussycats have decided it is a day to be snug and warm as they are both upstairs sleeping.
Both the swing and bride images are from Whiff of Joy. The backing paper is from K & Co. Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the charm. Ribbon, doillie and sentiment are from stash. Other tools used are Heart embossing folder and a Nestie swirl diecut, The challenges covered are:-
- Whiff of Joy - Jane's Sketch
- The Pink Elephant - Vintage
- Colour Create - Pink - Brown & White/Cream (lace optional)
Sunday, 4 September 2011
...... Can't believe I have been missing in action from Blogland for a wee while. Have been a bit busy with charity stuff, wedding invites, commissioned cards and trying to get the card stock pile up for the next stall date in a few months. Hoping for a day of play this afternoon (fingers-crossed) as I should really be packing my case for my holidays next week - off to the sun - woohoo!!!!
This one of the commissioned cards I have been doing but managed to sneak a few challenges into it, hehe. The remit for this one is a Goth Ballet dancer, this was the closet I could find in my box of stash. It is a stamped image I have had for ages (think I received it in an image swap so I'm afraid I don't know the maker). The backing papers are from DCVW, stick-on clear gems from stash, tools used are Musical notes Sizzixlits diecuts and a Nesties Swirl diecut. The challenges covered are:-
- Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
- Oldie but a Goodie - Lots of Sparkle
- Flutter by Wednesday - Celebrate
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Evening peeps, hope you are all enjoying your weekend what ever one are up to. Just a quick post tonight as I am off out in a wee while to a friend's house for cheeky drinks and a good old chin-wag. This is another Christmas card to add to the pile, it is not growing as much as I had hoped, but every little helps as they say.
The card is made up of all different odds and bobs. Die cut bear brought from ebay a number of years ago. Stamped sentiment from a buzzcraft clear stamp set. White poinsettias and holly leaves from Wild Orchid crafts (a new purchase I treated myself to last week - but shhh! don't tell Barry...hehe) Card candys and ribbon from stash. Tools used were Square scalloped Nestibilities and a Christmas embossing folder. The challenges entered today are:-
- Simon Says Stamp - Christmas in August
- Wild Orchid Challenges - Beary Special (to use a bear somewhere)
- Cute Card Thursday - No Design Papers
Hope you all have a lovely evening and hopefully see you tomorrow - sore head permitting ...lol.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Evening peeps, sorry not been on and visiting everyone but I had a poorly laptop, the power supply broke, but now with a new cable delivered (and much cheaper than my local PC World has wanting) I am back in business - whoop whoop!!!
Now, I got my Book-o-trix board quite a few years ago now after alot but after one very feeble attempt it kinda got placed, or may have been thrown, to the back of the craft cupboard and forgotten about until this weekend. After a lot of rummaging, box moving and a few expletives I managed to find it - on the window sill - blew the cobwebs off it and deceided to set myself my own challenge to actually use it!
The bottle and wine glass are clear stamps from Woodware coloured with some felt-tip pens (I'm afraid I don't own promakers or copics). Ribbon and peel offs are from stash. Other tools used were Oval Nesties and Swiss dots embossing folder. The challenges covered this evening are:-
- Moving Along with the Times - Don't be Square
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (metal optional)
- Cupcake Crafts - How Old?
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Evening peeps, loving this weather at the moment and so hoping it will last into the weekend - fingers and toes crossed. No doubt that is when the black clouds with appear .... lol...
This Penny Black image is borrowed from my good friend Lesley, aka Pinkles Dreams, The stripey paper is from Little Claire Designs. Letter die cuts are made by my Sizzix Mango Tango alphabet. Champagne diecut is from a Papernation decoupage diecut set I had leftover. Numbered peel-offs are from stash as is the ribbon. Other tools used is Square & Oval Nestie diecuts and Swirls embossing folder. The challenges covered this evening are:-
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Afternoon peeps, had a wee play today with this stamp from Lili of the Valley, isn't she the cutiest. Gave her a bit of extra sparkle on her wings with some diamond Stickles. The snowflake papers are from a Forever Friends paperpack. Snowflake is punched using a Martha Stewart punch and I popped a blue brad in it. The sentiment embossing folder is from Sizzix. Other tools used are Snowflake embossing folders and Nesties. The challenges covered today are:-
- Flutterby Wednesday - Open (use a Angel, Butterfly or Fairy)
- Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
- ABC Christmas - 'O' is for Older Stamp
Friday, 22 July 2011
Evening folks - Yay! it's the weekend - Whoop Whoop! Have you peeps anything planned? A bit of crafting maybe? ... yep... thought so .... can't wait to see all your creations over the next few days. Just a quick post this evening.
Have used this cheeky cute stamp (sorry, can't remember name) and the papers are from DCVW - as is the tag and stickers. The challenges covered this evening are:-
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Evening folks hoping you are all well and enjoying your Tuesday where-ever you may be. With the new football season fast approaching (this weekend coming here in Scotland) I'd thought I would share this card with you. It is a commissioned card I was asked to make for a Newcastle United fan.
The image is from Lili of the Valley, it is one of their fabby pre-coloured squares. The Black & White striped paper is from Little Claire Designs. My 'net' is made from a strip of sequin waste. The trophy diecut is from Sizzix and the other embellishments were seeked off the Goggle images site. My homemade rossette was made with Nestie diecuts, peel-offs and some striped ribbon. The challenges covered this evening are:-
- Totally Gorguss - All about boys
- Delightful Challenges - Fancy Folds
- Simon Says .... - Anything Goes
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Morning peep-a-rellies, having a good weekend I hope. Another lazy day is in store for me today - hay-ho! Someone has to do it!. Never won the lotto over the weekend, so it looks like back to work tomorrow.
The Charlotte image is from Whiff Of Joy decorated with some added gold and diamond Stickles. Design papers are from Papermania. Snowflake diecut is a Martha Stewart punch. Ribbon, lace doilies & pearl brad is from stash. Circle sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and other sentiment printed off computer. Other tools used are Snowflake embossing folder and MS border punch. The challenges covered this morning are:-
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Afternoon peeps from a soggy Scotland. Hope are are enjoying your weekend. Nothing exciting to report as we are just having a quiet relaxing one watching the raindrops belting the windows ....lol.
The beautiful butterfly diecut is my dream buy from Marianne Designs, decorated with a few gems. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tools used were my Round Nesties, Swirls and Roses Cuttlebug embossing folders, Martha Stewart border punch. Sentiment, pearl brad, paper lace all from stash. The challenges covered today are:-
- My Mum's Craft Shop - Swirls & Pearls
- CRAFT Challenge - Butterflies
- Paperplay Challenge - Things with Wings
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Evening peeps, on the eve of the British Open I thought I'd share this golfing card with you all. Usually at the weekend I am a golf widow, but I sense that this weekend that old Baza here will be glued to the couch until about 5pm on Sunday evening .... lol .... I don't mind, it will give me some peace and quite ... hehehe.
The decoupaged image is one I must have picked up at a craft fair. The diecuts are from stash and the sentiment is printed from computer. The challenges covered this evening are:-
- Simon Says ... - Anything Goes
- Cupcake Challenges - Favourite Challenge (No.25 - Fancy Folds)
- Crafty Creations - Boys 2 Men
Monday, 11 July 2011
Evening peeps. Been having a play with Digi stamps - first time for everything - and I haven't a clue what I was doing, and by pressing and clicking a lots of buttons - traaadaa!!! I managed to make a card - woohoo!
The digi-stamps are from Bugaboo (which I have treated myself to one or two...hehehe). Check paper from scrap drawer and white card have been embossed with a cuttlebug folder. My faux stitching done free style. The challenges covered this evening are:-
- Simon Says - One Stitch in Time
- Catch the Bug Challenge - Clean & Simple
- One Stitch in Time - Anything Goes
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Howdy partners! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend. So far I'm having a nice, quiet Saturday, hopefully followed by a relaxing Sunday. I have quite a few commissioned cards to do this weekend so my brain is a bit frazzled coming up with ideas but I am getting there slowly ...lol ... but I still have managed to squeeze in a wee time to play.....
The image is from Sugar Nellie, coloured with my watercolour pencils (from Tescos). Stripey paper is a piece out my scrap drawer. Flowers I have made using Woodware daisy punches decorated with various brads from stash. The challenges covered this evening are:-
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Hello peeps, hope you are all well in Blogland. Well, that is us back to the same old weather, rain, rain and more rain. Shouldn't be surprised since the 'T in the Park' festival opens tomorrow and with it only being 20 minutes away we get the same rain showers. Not been to TITP for a few years, as the saying goes 'seen it, done it, worn the T shirt' and to be honest I like my home comforts now. There was nothing worst than longing for a shower and your soft bed is calling your name when you could see your own house from the top of the big wheel and you are stuck knee deep in mud with the same clothes on (nearly) for three days... phew! ... my jeans and trainers went straight in the bucket and that was that, no more camping...lol.... and don't get me started on the port-a-loo's....
Phew, rant over, back to the card. The image is from Lili of the Valley, it is one of their die cut squares, brilliant when your colouring-in head is in another room. Design paper is from K & Co (the Hopscotch paper pack I think) Fabric covered brads, spotty ribbon and charm are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Shhh! Sneaking on with this post before I pop off to bed. I was a little, or rather a lot out of my comfort zone trying to do 'shabby chic', usually I stay clear of these...lol.. but I was feeling brave when I started this....lol.
The image is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie. The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts. Design papers are from Laura Ashley. Used Marianne Creations diecut shape & swirls. Sentiment Stamp is from Stampin' Up. Ribbon and pearls are from stash. The challenges covered are:-
- Wild Orchid Challenges - Shabby Chic Friends
- Pear Tree Designs - Stamp Something
- Oldie but a Goodie - Anything Goes
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Evening all, hope you are are well. It's been a gorgeous sunny day here, shame I've been at work to appreciate it but it was nice to see what the sun actually looked like. I'll not dig out the beach wear just yet though, don't like it will last 'til the weekend....lol.
I do love this adorable image from Lili of the Valley. The papers are from Papermania. Metal stars are from stash, as is the cord and charm. Tools used are Circle Nestibilities. The challenges covered are:-