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Friday, 24 May 2013

Who's in a Tea Cup?

Hi Girls~
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the Weekend.
Hubby is out Beer Drinking with his mates tonight, so once he has gone, it's Crafting all night!

You know that saying "Like Buses", (when they all come at once!) Well that's what my Craft Commissions are like. I had a lady call about me making her a Wedding Scrapbook, then a friend's Daughter asked me for a Wedding Scrapbook too, then last night My Daughter's Friend asked me for .......(You know where this is going don't you?)  A Wedding Scrapbook. I think i am going to be all Wedding'd (is that a real word!) out by the end of June!!
Cannot wait to get going tho', love Scrapbooking and have some gorgeous new papers that are perfect for a Wedding book (good job as I am gunna need a shed load of them!)

Onto today's little project. Sorry about the really bad photo.

I have made a little Kraft Gift Bag. I have chosen to use this very sweet Mo Manning image of a little fairy in a Tea Cup, how cute is that? I have used a sheet of Stampin' Up paper as well as a piece of Graphic 45 Calender sheet and a few bits and bobs of embellishments. The punched scalloped edge is made using my latest EK Success punch.

Entering into:

The Kraft Journal--Red, White & Blue

Dp2 Ch--Thank You

Cute Card Thursday--Tie it up

Crafts and Me--Layers

Creative Moments--Circles

Totally Papercrafts--Buttons

The Cutie Pie--Photo Insp


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Yak!! Not Housework Again!

Hi Girls~

Another fairly reasonable day, however in the last hour the breeze has really picked up.
My Daughter is outside cleaning my car....wonder what she is after!!

I have a Tag to show you today. I started this last night before bed and have finished it off this morning.

I have used a sheet of book paper and covered it with Pan Pastels and Tim Distress Inks. I have used a few background stamps from different firms. The bubble wrap is a Kaisercraft stamp, the Crackle and grunge corner are Sheena Douglas stamps and the large flower is my new set from PaperArtsy JOFY, these are so sweet and there are some gorgeous designs available.
The Little lady is by Stampotique, and although I have about 8 of these stamps, she is my favourite so use her alot!
I bought this little "Sentiment" stamp from a friend's sale a few months ago and it is quite apt for today as I did loads of cleaning yesterday and it DID nearly kill me!! LOL
Besides using inks and Pan Pastels the images are also coloured with Pro-Markers.

Entering into:

Stampotique Designers Ch--Use Text

Simon Says Stamp & Show--Favourite Ink Colour (Shabby Shutters)

One Stop--Anything Goes

Oldie but Goodie--Song (Working 9-5, Dolly Parton!)

I love Pro-Markers--Anything Goes

Bearly Mine--Anything Goes


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Doodles.

Hello Girls~
Hope I find you all well. Thank you for the lovely comments you have left me this week, you are all lovely!

It's a Saturday again so another Challenge at Sweet Stampin'. This week our theme is Doodles.
Oooo I love a spot of doodling!!
Our Sponsors are Sir Stampalot-Stamps/Crafters Companion so come on and have a "Doodle".

This is the little card I came up with. I have used one of my Darkroom Door doodle stamps and added just a bit more doodling. The image is a Topper from Hobbyhouse, isn't she a cutie? The large brad has a dragonfly on it, not sure where these were from.


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Trinket Box~

Hiya Girls~

Sorry I have not been around for ages, busy busy busy!!
Do you ever have a few weeks like that!

Today I had a lovely meet up with my friends at a Workshop I ran to make a Tag Book. What great fun we had using lots of Stamps, frantage, Embossing Folders, Pretty papers and Inks, we mostly finished the Front Covers and are looking forward to making all the Tags we are putting in the Book.

I have another project to show you now.
It is my Niece's Birthday today and she wanted me to make her a box for her jewellery (I made her Mum one back in February and she asked for a similar one).
I decided to use the Tim Holtz Birdcage Die this time, used the Sewing Room Die on the last one, I love all these dies by Tim they are just so nice.

I painted the box with Kaisercolour and then stuck on Pretty Paper.
The Papers used are from Which Craft and made by Pion Designs, these papers are quite expensive but are stunning there are lots of different patterns to choose from too.
Most of the flowers are Hobby House and Crafty individuals, the flat back large pearls are from my stash. The sentiment and butterfly are both freebies from the latest ScrapBook Magazine.

Entering Into;

Crazy 4 Ch--Open Challenge

Crafty Calender--Blossoms and Blooms

Diva's By Design--Shape it up

Love to Create--For a lady

One Stop--Add some Glitter

Sentimental Sunday--For a Special Woman

Simon Says Ch--Flower Power


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Hi girls~

Oh hec, guess what..... I am a bit worse for wear!!
Tequilla Slammers, Cosmopolitan Cocktails and Belgium Beer......NOT a good idea!

I must pull myself together as Hubby, me and Bessie Mate Angie are "Boozing" again tonight at the local "Cider Festival"!! 
Bring it on.....Wimper!
Pathetic aren't I?

I do have a project to show you. I made this card last week for a Friend of my Daughters.
I get asked alot for cards with numbers on, and this one seems to go down quite well. Sometimes I cut Cricut Machine numbers, but today these are stickers. Think this paper I have used is MME, but not sure as they were in my "Bit" box. Sentiment pc generated. The flower is my favourite die at the moment and is by Di-namics. The punched edge is done using a MS punch. I finished with a touch of doodling.

I will try not to drink TOO much tonight, but it is a Cider Festival, so there will be lots of ciders to try out.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

May the 4th...Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello Girls,
Hope I find you all well on this "Star Wars" day....May the Forth be with you!!

I have scheduled this post as I am off out to a friends house for a party (outdoors if the weather behaves!). AND no I am not going dressed as Princess Leah or a Wooky!!
I maybe a little worse for wear tomorrow, as lately I am not the best at drinking alcohol all day, i prefer a nice G&T with my friend Angie, or a nice glass of wine with Hubby maybe once or twice a month!!

So onto today's project. Over at Sweet Stampin' this week we are asking you to "Create a Scene"...
No, don't run around in the street with your underwear on your head.....Create a card/other that has a scene on it. Our Sponsors this week are Cuddly Buddly.

I decided to do a small wall hanging featuring two stamps by Stampotique "Keykeeper" and "Shrooms". The flower stamp and Sentiment stamps are Indigo Blu. The Background was created with Pan Pastels. Colouring is all done using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.

Entering into;

Sentimental Sunday--Media canvas and Sentiment


Friday, 3 May 2013

Ooo look what I won!!

Hello Girls~

I love good news do you, and I like it even more when it takes me by surprise.
So...can you imagine my delight when the Postman brought me a gorgeous unexpected parcel, with TWO, yes TWO sets of Dylusion Stamps....Wow! I had won them by entering into the Craft Stamper magazine competition.
If you don't get the Craft Stamper Magazine, you are definitely missing out, it's not just another Card Magazine, Katy Fox the editor is a genius and the content of the Magazine is stunning, great techniques and lots of different projects. Here is a picture of my winnings....Am i a lucky girl or what?

Can't wait to have a play with them, they are quite spooky and will be perfect for Halloween. There is a spooky tree, spooky spider, ugly Malcom (if I am allowed to call him ugly!), ants, a crying head!, a specimen jar (don't like to think what might be in there!), an eye ball (ah! for the jar!!), and other little daft stamps. Great stuff. I have a few sets of Dylan's stamps and although these are fabulous I would probably not have bought them just yet, so DE-LITE-ED that I now have them.