We have to write a short getting to know you post so here goes!
Friday, 29 February 2008
We have to write a short getting to know you post so here goes!
Thursday, 28 February 2008
And a closer look at that fabulous card.......
There's definitely no excuse for me not to make a card now with all the fantastic images I've acquired over the past couple of weeks! Thanks Fran for being so generous :)
So now it's my turn to do another PIF. The first three people to leave a comment under this post will receive a little something from me and then they have to do the same on their blog.
I was adjusting to the fact that I'd become a new Mum and what a shock that was. Lewis was about three months old so things had started to improve by then!
NAME FIVE THINGS YOU LIKE DOING
Shopping, talking, crafting, sleeping and having a massage!
She also sent me a set of stands which the card is resting on and some other goodies so thank you very much Claudia.
Had quite alot of stash arrive this week and I'm dying to use it so hoping to start on something this evening. Have just got to serve up the kids' tea and then I'll be back with news of another PIF. See you then.
Monday, 25 February 2008
I was really out of my comfort zone with these colours....they're not ones I usually choose, however, because I liked the papers so much, took the colours from them. Image is coloured with Brushables and mounted on Bazzill c.s. Flower is also from Bazzill and brad from Poppicrafts. The greeting is a stamp......yes, the one I can never remember!!
Can you believe I actually got a parcel yesterday.....on a Sunday! I couldn't believe it either but apparently it was one which had been delivered when I was out on Saturday and my neighbour dropped it round. Here's what was in it.
I just love this little chap....he really is a cheeky monkey! I said last week that I needed more paper to give me some kind of inspiration but forgot just how much I'd ordered. There's still more to come!
Off to meet MIL this morning for a coffee before she goes on holiday and then back to some housework. Hope the sun is shining where you are and have a good Monday.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
The papers and image are from Pink Petticoat (told you I loved these big spots!) and the car has been coloured with Brushables. Used mirriboard from my stash, ribbon is Papermania as are the sticky jewels at the top, flower is from Poppicrafts and I think the pearl brad is also Papermania? The sentiment could be Woodware (!) and again, this is stamped straight on the paper.
Had a busy day today and it's not over yet. The boys are back to school tomorrow (punches the air!) so me and Lewis made a book with my Bind It All for his homework, he's just got to finish his story now. Also been busy washing and ironing with yet more to do.
Will have another card to show tomorrow but need some daylight to photograph it first. Can you believe it? nothing from me for ages and then three cards in a row......just like London buses!!
By the way, have you noticed I've got a watermark on the card? HUGE thanks to Jose for that! You're a very patient person Jose!!
Back tomorrow......must get Lewis sorted for bed now.
Caroline of Pretty Pink Cards has got some blog candy on offer and all you have to do is make a pink card. I got this stamp from Whipper Snapper a couple of weeks ago and thought it was about time she was inked up. I've coloured her with Prismas and Sansodor with a little glamour dust added to her dress. Papers are from Pink Petticoat.....am absolutely loving these big dots at the moment. Had the download for a while but again, first time I've actually used it! Mirriboard was from my stash, brads are from Poppicrafts and the flower is from W H Smith!! Sentiment (which could be Woodware but not 100% certain) is stamped straight onto paper.
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Am I a lucky girl or what!! Not just alot of goodies but a beautiful card as well. Thank you so much Denise.....so glad I've become friends with you over the last few weeks as I love your work and it really does inspire me :)
I'll be back again after Primeval to share something else. Me and the boys love that programme and it's a real exciting one tonight. See you later!
As if I would throw it away! It's so sweet :
Well, I've had quite a few packages turn up in the last few days.
This is some of it! Because of the lack of mojo, I decided I needed more papers to inspire me so I got a couple of packs from Craft Central and a few more packs from Blonde Moments which I love. The stamps are Whipper Snapper which were reduced. I've also had seven Magnolias turn up so this inspired me to get a bit more organised so I emptied out some CD cases and stored my Magnolias and Sugar Nellies in them. I cut a piece of card to fit in the inside cover of the case and stamped the images on it so it's now easy to find which stamp I want. My pals on Tilda & Friends led me to this discovery. Have also now sharpened ALL my Prismas - I cheated a bit 'cause Lewis has a battery operated sharpener so once we'd got some new batteries, it took me all of ten minutes to do with only a couple of the pencils "playing up" a bit.
Have also been busy sorting out my ribbons.....the ones on the spools are fine, however, found I had so many loose pieces that I needed to do something with them so this is what I bought.
I've been after one of these for a while and Ribbon Oasis now stock them. I call it my 'ribbon monster' because if I put it on the floor, I expect it to scuttle across the carpet!! It took me a while to put the ribbons through each of the separate holes but it's so easy to use, you just choose which ribbon you want to use, pull a length out and cut! Don't know how, but the ribbon doesn't get all tangled up inside the case either. Got a few more to add to it but it's still only half full!
I'll be back later 'cause I've got a couple more things to show you which I have received from two lovely ladies and one will involve a PIF from me. Off to do a bit of shopping now.
Thursday, 21 February 2008
The design of the book is by Claudia of Pretty Pressings and her instructions were so good that once I had chosen the papers, it only took me a very short time to make.
Must get a move on with the kids' breakfast as they've got a friend coming over today and I said I would take them all out! Hope you all have a good day wherever you are :)
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Now we're off into town to my Sister's to deliver the present....she'd better like it or she won't make 51!!! Planning a nice relaxing day today so hope to get back to normal and catch up with my blogging. Enjoy your weekend.
Friday, 15 February 2008
Right, well I've now done the parents, grandparents, great grandparents, brothers and sisters......now I just have to complete ten pages of nieces and nephews!! Got the kids off school today as well so I am praying they will understand and behave for me.....fingers crossed!!
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
I would now like to pass this award on to three people who really do inspire me - Denise!! - just take it right back girl! I know you've already been awarded this but I love your work and hey, it's mine so I can give it to who I want - right?!!!! I'd also like to give it to Claudia of Pretty Pressings....I know she's another one who has received this already but her work is so fantastic and inspirational....she never ceases to amaze me with her creations. Last, but by no means least, I'd like to give the award to Katharina. This is another truly talented lady whose work I admire greatly.
Now the award ceremony is finished with (!) thought you might like to see what the postman brought me yesterday.
My new Sugar Nellies arrived. I ordered the new Lola set, plus little Hamish. I also received my prize from Kimmie - family of penguins stamp! Will have to order some more EZ mount but unfortunately will not have time to play with them until after the weekend. Still haven't had time to experiment with my Prismas - can you believe it. Life is so cruel sometimes lol!!
Well, back to the scrapbook. Do you remember I showed the outside of the book Id made?
I managed to do nine pages yesterday and thought I'd show you the ones that are finished......the others have to have a few finishing touches added to them. I must admit they were a bit rushed and I would have preferred to have spent longer on each page but just didn't have the time.
Sorry the photos aren't good.....the pages look a bit distorted but they're not! Anyway, you get the general idea. Only another 18 pages to go!! I'm out for most of today so will have to have another go at it this evening.
Just a quick note for the ladies who won my PIFs, I posted them yesterday so they will be with you very soon (hopefully!)
Have a great day!
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Now it's my turn to do the PIF, so the first three people to leave comments on this post will receive some goodies from me.
Off to Dorchester now and then we're going to the Sea Life Centre as a treat for the boys!
Friday, 8 February 2008
Kimmie's challenge #3 is to design a card using spring colours.
I've used a Penny Black stamp which I think is really cute....it's one of my new ones which arrived a day or two ago. I've coloured it with Brushables (still not got my Sansodor yet for my Prismas!) and layered it using my Nestabilities. I absolutely adore the paper, it's from K & Co and it's a shame the photo is not good because it's got such a sparkle to it! Pink and green c.s. is Bazzill as are the flowers with Papermania pearl brads. The sentiment is a stamp from Woodware.