Friday 31 July 2009
Thursday 30 July 2009
The 4 challenges are :
1) Friday Skethcers - sketch
2) Secret Crafter - 3 buttons, 2 dp's, 1 ribbon
3) My Time To Craft - Floral Frenzy
4) Colour Create - pink, orange, green The weather is iffy here again today, it looks ok out at the mo but in minutes it could be raining, already had 2 downpours! I really feel I should take the girls somewhere (other than shopping lol) but everywhere costs so much and the weather ruins anything at the mo. I so hope it brightens up so we can do something soon. Mind you they are quite happy painting fingers and toes at the moment, they think they are at the beauticians!!!
We are joined by Lorraine as our Guest Designer this week, to see her card along with the rest of the teams creations pop on over to the blog.
Our fellow design team member Leanne is celebrating getting 5,000 hits to her blog and also her recent move with her family to Dubai, she tells us it is very hot, a bit different to the weather here!!! Just look at the prize she is offering!Wow how much do I want to win!!! So please don't enter Leanne's candy because I want to win lol!!!!! Just kidding! No I really do!!
Tuesday 28 July 2009
We have the very talented Chris (sketching stamper) as our guest designer this week, you can see her wonderful card along with the rest of the design teams over on the blog. So what you waiting for?!
This is going to be my entry into One Stop Craft Challenge this week as the theme is 'christmas in July'.
Thursday 23 July 2009
It was perfectly timed for the arrival of my Do Crafts Creativity magazine with free gift of the Daisy and tag stamps, so I went for a traditional christmas theme of red and green.We are sponsored by Crafty Computer Paper and the prize is a fabulous £15 to spend in the online shop!
The girls have made a wide variety of examples and are all fabulous as always, don't forget to nip by the blog to take a look.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
1) Sketch and Stash = sketch - used new gems and a very old topper!
2) Cute Card Thursday = xmas in July.
3) Cupcake Crafts = a christmas card.
and my 2nd card is for the Pollycraft challenge which is a sketch with the theme of food and or drink! This is my first time entering a Pollycraft challenge, the first of many! The above card is for my cousin Marie who's birthday it is on Friday. The flower gems were scattered on the table at my cousins wedding a couple of weeks ago so she gathered a load up for me to use on my cards, stating that it was her birthday soon!! The ribbon was also tied around the napkins!
I also have news for those few of you who don't already know, is that pre-orders for the Whiff of Joy autumn stamp kit are now being taken until the 7th August.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Anyhow back to this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge which this week is 'swirls', we would like to see swirls on your work, this can be die-cuts, stamps, papers, anything swirly!
For my card I have used a neglected Sugar Nellie stamp, and stuck to a blue and white theme, my swirls are stamped and I had a go at paper piercing although not too successful I think it looks ok!We are sponsored by Squiggle Stamps and Tracy has very kindly donated a lovely bundle of goodies including 2 stamps, papers, ribbons, flowers and more! Drop by the blog and see the full prize details and fabulous examples the rest of the girls have made.
I am also entering this card for 3 other challenges which are :
1) Dutch Dare = Dies or punches (my flowers)
2) Colour Create = Blue and white
3) Secret Crafter = Spots and stripes
Monday 20 July 2009
Thursday 16 July 2009
and on top of that I got my application form for the catering assistant at the school my goodness it's scary filling out the form I've NEVER done one before! I went straight from school into a YTS scheme but I got taken on at my placement before the scheme even started and that's where I stayed for 13 years before leaving to start my family. I've got to try and find my school exam results aarrghhhh..!!!!
Anyhow here are Hollie's bookmarks she made for her teachers, sadly I forgot to take a picture of Lillie's but they are very similar.Here is a picture of all of the completed gift bags all lined up and ready to go! I wrote each of the teachers names under the Thanks plaque on the image for that added personal touch!
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Here are some of the cards
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Don't forget to drop by the blog and check out the ever gorgeous creations from the design team.
My youngest Hollie has her first ballet rosette exam this afternoon, she had the rehearsal run through yesterday and they looked pretty good so I think they will be ok!!
Thursday 9 July 2009
Well I was going to alter a cd, then I thought a notebook but them I went for my favourite old faithful a bag-a-lope!! I need to make several of these to put teachers pressies in so thought it was a good place to start!
I've used a C5 envelope, some downloaded backing paper, and image from Pink petticoat and I've even recyled the pink ribbon which was tied around my serviette at my cousins wedding on Saturday!!! (you'll be seeing a lot more of this ribbon to as I went along the table collecting it! such a scavenger!).
So here is my bag sitting on top of an envelope reminising about how it used to look lol!! and in no time this will become a bag to!We welcome Karen and Allison onto the team this week as they cover for Leanne's as she prepares for her move to Dubai.
We are sponsored this week by DRS Designs who have kindly donated a lovely mix of stamps for the lucky winner.
Wednesday 8 July 2009
Here is a piccie of my hubby and I looking a bit posh before we went into churchEveryone I spoke to I hit with my hat!! I took it off later and put the flower corsage which is on my dress in my hair, but I felt like I was missing something lol!!
Here is a piccie of myself with my mum and dadMy dad has been a bit poorly with his depression for the past few weeks and it was touch and go if he was coming to the wedding with mum, so glad he did and he seemed to have a nice time, nice for mum too because she would've be a bit upset coming on her own, I know we were there and the rest of the family but it just wouldn't have been the same.
I took 146 photo's in all, but this has to be one of my absolute favourites of the bride and groom, so glad we clocked the photographer doing the posy shots!and one last picture of one of the many many flower arrangements my mum assisted on making, there was a team of about 7 doing the flowers 1 was my mum and 2 my aunties and they did flowers from Monday right up until Friday night all day!!
Tuesday 7 July 2009
Our A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge this week is 'Hearts'
Lucky for me I already had this card made in advance, I used an old mojo monday sketch for the layout. The heart and sentiment are both rub ons.Please see the blog for prize details and to see the rest of the wonderful work of the other design team ladies.