Tuesday 30 September 2008
This weeks prize is the fab 'Lola with Flowers' stamp and some flowers, kindly donated by my design team friend Michelle.
Sunday 28 September 2008
Here is a card made with one of themnot sure if I really like it or not, but mum has informed me that I can make her a load of bag-a-lopes for presents to go in for her work friends, so the flowers will be ideal for those!
Saturday 27 September 2008
Set a couple of schedueled posts so a couple of cards to come whilst I am away! TTFN!
Friday 26 September 2008
Here is a quicky from me, as I have been busy baking away today and haven't had much time to play. The image is a download from Pink Petticoat it was one I had left sitting on my desk from when I made the teachers pressies and cards at the end of last term. It's quite plain but I tried a few things in the corners and they didn't look right, I think it looks ok though. The wooly coat etc is glittered but it doesn't show in the picture!I have been lucky enough to receive another award from my dear friend Becky she is so sweet and is going through a confidence low at the moment, lord knows why her cards are fabulous. She has just won the poetry competition in QCME where you had to add a poem onto the front of your card, Becky's card was excellent with a poem she had written herself, and thoroughly deserved to win. So keep an eye out for her card in the next issue (I think it will be in this one?) so Well Done Becky and thank you so much for the award and send it straight back to you as you to brighten my day ;0)
Kimmie has a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp for one lucky person, all you need to do is leave a comment on her post.
Michelle my ASFoS DT buddy has a fabulous candy offer of the most adorable donkey stamps plus a whole load of other goodies. Michelle is celebrating nearly 25,000 hits to her blog, wow how amazing is that?!
Alison is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog with a scrummy lot of candy, including a cute stamp and papers etc.
Thursday 25 September 2008
Although it doesn't show in the pictures (maybe if you can click on it and enlarge it) but I have added sparkles on all of the trees to make it look like frost and on this card have also added some sparkles randomly on the swirly part of the backing paper, this also has a slight shimmer to it. my 2nd card also has the sparkly trees and a bit more bling in the corners as I felt they looked a bit bare!
I would love to know what you think of them and if you think they need anything else adding to them, especially in the top corners of the image.
I am entering these cards for this weeks Cute Card Thursday (although not sure if you would call them cute?!) as the challenge is 'Lots of Sparkle'.
I had to make an extra 3 cakes for the tea bar yesterday, that's 12 in total this week, and she has put in an order of 12 for next week, so guess what I'm doing tomorrow? Yes I'll be baking my socks off in the kitchen!!!
P.S. I received the above mentioned stamp from Joanna Sheen this morning, and ordered myself some nestabilities yesterday to! But will have to wait to use them as I am giving them to hubby to keep for my birthday!!
Tuesday 23 September 2008
I did finish off 3 cards/image folders but in my rush to get all of my post (quite a bit today) ready to take to the post-office I forgot to take picture's of them, doh..!!!
I went with the charms option and have used my 'Planting Some Love' image from Sugar Nellie designed by Elisabeth, this image is just so cute and I have only just realized that the charm I have added says 'made with love' so there is a lot of 'love' going on with my card this week!!
This week we have a delightful CC Designs 'wintertime fun' stamp kit (this is so cute!) kindly donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts, the winner will be chosen at random.
Monday 22 September 2008
I was given the following award from Nikki and Becky
isn't it sweet?!
The following award was given to me from Becky and also Debbie
Thank you so much ladies, I can't believe people take time out to look at my blog let alone leave comments and give me awards. I am truly honoured because each of you are so talented, I am honoured to call you my friends.
As for passing on the awards, again I am going to fail at picking out people individually, of course I would send it straight back to those who gave them to me and to any one who is reading this post and doesn't have either of these awards (not many I should think) consider it passed on.
I have managed after several failed attempts today to get onto the Sugar Nellie forum which is running for 1 weeks birthday celebrations. Word is that the new christmas stamps will be available tomorrow ;0)
Saturday 20 September 2008
So no cards made, but I still have one to show you, I've had this card made for a little while now and because I think it's so pretty didn't want to just 'show' it so have been saving it to fit in with a challenge. Therefore this is my entry for this weeks Stamp Something challenge which is 'embellished somethings' I have added a double flower held in place with a stripey brad, and added some gems in the top right corner and also a heart underneath the image. I just love this Postbox image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie's, maybe it's because I love to receive post myself! The paper is very pretty with birds on it and is Laura Ashley.
Thursday 18 September 2008
I was lucky enough to receive a PIF from Sam ( http://sambythesea.blogspot.com/ ) yesterday, just look at the fab image folder and all the lovely images that she sent me, wow! I will sure have fun with these!
So now it is my turn, the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a PIF from me. You have to have a blog to take part as when you receive my goodies (don't know what yet, it'll be a surprise!) you then have to offer PIF candy to the first 3 people to comment on your post (get it?).
All you need to do now is leave me a comment, and I'll get the goodies out to you asasp.
She had a last minute invite to her friend Elle's birthday party yesterday so I had to fight the ladder down through the loft hatch and go rumaging in the boxes, no not of the girls old things, I like to buy as much as I can in the sales after christmas, yes we go shopping on Boxing Day!!!!! I try to cover as many birthdays, mothers and fathers days and the following christmas presents as I can. Some people think we are mad, but this way we get a lot better presents, but it is getting harder now, when the children were younger you could pretty much get them anything but now, if it's not High School Musical, it's Hannah Montana, or Barbie dolls etc and as for the boys I'm clueless! So heh presto a pail of make-up, most little girls like make-up and the card I made with the 6 on a few days ago and off she went, it was only a small do at the house and when Lily's mum and I went up to collect the girls Donna, Elle's mum was pretty frazzled the children had been so full of energy and into everything that she was glad to be saying goodbye to them, doesn't help being 6 months pregnant either!
and to finish today with news of some blog candy, Bev has a Whiff of Joy candy, on offer is the beautiful Willow with Hot Chocolate stamp and lots of other lovely goodies, for a chance to win enter here
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Tuesday 16 September 2008
I actually made my card originally for last weeks challenge using Nikki's sketch, then checked the upcoming challenges and realized this week was christmas so made another for that challenge. The image of Simon and Lola (always want to call these Charlie and Lola after the childrens tv characters!) isn't coloured particularly well as this was done way back in February I only started stamping in January! I made a cover for a bar of Matthews favourite chocolate for Valentine's Day and this was the image I put on the front, too cute to throw away I kept it stuck to the door of my desk, just knew it would come in handy someday. So I've used something recyled to, how good of me Lol.!!!The lovely Jacqui (Cats Whiskers) has now joined the Design Team on a permenant basis which is great, Jacqui's cards are fab if you haven't go take a look at her blog and see for yourself. Welcome to the team Jacqui :0)
Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge, and look forward to seeing lots of christmassy ones this week. Have fun!
Monday 15 September 2008
Anyhow here are a couple of quick Fun and Girly cards
and 3 cards using the Fairy Fun download images
very simple card, greens for a change, added the '6' so Lillie can give it to her next friend who turns '6' at school.pretty pinks, the spotty paper almost matches the toadstool! I used my punch for the stars then covered them in glue then glitter, added the one in the centre of the flower to match the one on the wand!finally a yellow/beige fairy, added gold glitter to the stars this time, and used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, thought it looked like it was missing something so added the faux stitching around the edge of the card and the image, shame it smudged a little bit, but not all that noticeable.Well it was Hollie's first day back at nursery this morning, I wasn't sure how it was going to go. She seemed happy to be going back, we had talked about it most days, keeping the chat upbeat and saying how as she is one of the oldest she had got to help the new boys and girls settle in and find things as they wouldn't know . Everytime someone said about her going back she would say "I am going to do lots of painting and colouring and playing inside and outside, and have lots of parties to go to!" Lillie has been to a few parties recently so I told Hollie when she makes lots of new friends she will have lots of parties to go to to, bless her! Last night we were sorting out what she was going to wear, they don't have to wear school uniform so we had laid out jeans and a top, until I mentioned the school dress like Lillie's, that was it she wanted to wear that, so we laid it on the end of the bed like Lillie's and this morning she was dressed first! We dropped Lillie off first then went round the corner to the nursery, popped her book bag in her tray, hung her bag on her peg, nice that they had kept them in the same place and not moved them. Then she found her frog (self register) and paid her snack money and I left her with Miss Nicholls looking at the picture she had made for them. No tears, no fuss at all and big smiles when I picked her up, she told me she had had a nice time but hadn't done any painting! Oh well plenty of days for that heh!
Hollie has made a few of these pictures since Lillie has been back to school, as she has been a bit lost without her. The pictures are Sarah Kay clipart as I don't have any of the stamps, her colouring is getting pretty good considering she's not 4 until christmas. I cut my scraps of paper into pieces for her then she merrily sticks them onto a piece of A5 card with the picture in the middle. Brings them to me when she has finished and I make the holes and add the ribbon or fibres to hang her pictures with. She took the one on the left to school today but insisted I added a bow to her hat before she took it!!