Wednesday, 31 December 2008
May you all have Peace, Good Health and Happiness in the coming year.
P.S. I only just noticed that my clock is wrong....it's an hour fast..can't have set it properly!!
Will save me having to alter it in the spring which hopefully isn't to far away now....(I wish!!)
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Now I have to get the calendar and work out if I will need a prescription ordering before Christmas...the surgery is closed for 4 days and I don't want to run out of medication in the middle of Christmas. When I've done that I'm off to bed with a hot water bottle to see if that will ease the pain at all.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008
Kadoodle... have a cowboy stamp to give away this week.
Sally ...from Bootiful Stampz is giving another stamp away
Suzanne ....has some gorgeous stamps to give away....ends Dec 14th
Julie.... has a Christmas quiz candy ...ends Dec 14th
Dawny... has candy to celebrate her birthday..ends Dec 20th
Rica ..is celebrating being chosen for the Basic Grey Challenge DT...ends Dec 23rd
Jill ....is celebrating her 40th birthday on Dec 16th with some gorgeous candy...ends Dec 23rd
Karen...has mega mega mega Christmas candy!...ends Jan 1st
.....and don't forget Whiff of Joy Stamps Advent Calender give away.
Now how kind am I? ......I could have kept all that to myself and increased my chances of winning some of the gorgeous and very generous candy....Only kidding!!
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Backing paper from Funky Fairy....sentiment and snowflake strips cut from paper from magazine.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I've dry embossed 3 baubles on to champagne pearl card....mounted them onto a silk red card and then onto plain white card stock which I've also embossed around the edges. The sentiment is stamped with wetlook marvy red then heat embossed....it looks a lot shinier in real life. Finished it off with 3 red gems.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Well here's the card and it covers 2 challenges. Papertake Weekly Challenge which is a Ready Steady Craft! recipe...1 ribbon, 2 rectangles and 3 small round embellishments...and Dutch Dare card Challenge #26 which calls for scalloped edges on the card.
Backing paper... magazine download..sentiment cut from a backing sheet. Santa image....Paperartsy. Flowers....Woodware punch. Ribbon and brads from stash.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Might be back later....but then again I might not.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
The backing paper for all three and the image on the blue card is from Fred, She Said bundle "Catching snowflakes" The image on the red card is Emma..again from Fred She Said. The green decoupage elves (don't you just love 'em?) image is from La Pashe....available online from the Imag-e-nation shop. The sentiment stamp is ..I think ..from Woodware.
Right....I'm off to bed with a hot drink and a hot water bottle. I have to be up reasonably early tomorrow.....things to do...like collecting my prescription and getting it filled...which I should have done today (have run out of painkillers) but didn't get up in time.....Thursday being half day closing for the doctor's and the chemist.
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Friday Sketchers #30 .......Stamp Something Black Friday Challenge, which calls for something black.... and last, but I'm not too sure about this one Cup Cake Craft Challenge 16 which calls for vintage. Would you consider this vintage?
The backing paper on the card stock I don't know the origin. The other papers and stamps from Paperartsy.
The seasons greetings button is one I downloaded from another blog...and I can't remember who's blog it was. The name on the sheet is Lyndsey Marie..so if it's you, or you know who it is could you please let me know so that I can give credit where it's due.
Might be back later.... or not....I've a few Christmas cards to get done for the weekend...so I'd better get a move on.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Katharina has a fabulous Whiff of Joy Advent calender event. A new stamp every day!
Claire has an enormous amount to give away for over 36,000 hits.
Kadoodle have a new stamp to give away this week.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Collecting my candy was about the only good thing that happened today. I got up at the crack of dawn...well...7.30...very early for me. Took myself off in the freezing fog to meet son and DIL armed with cards for the Christmas fayre. What a complete waste of time. Just 7 tables and 2 of those selling tatty second-hand goods, one lady face painting, another with cookies for the kids to decorate, one selling balloons, pencils, sweets etc. and another with second hand jigsaws and toys. It was not advertised except for a small poster pinned to the outside notice board. There was a Santa but he was upstairs with the refreshments, and he went home early. It was a thoroughly miserable turnout. We thought that more people would turn up as the sun came out and cleared the fog. No go. The weather turned again on my way home and I still haven't been able to get warm. So I'm cold, tired and fed up.
Friday, 28 November 2008
I have managed to get done 2 cards for 4 challenges though. So here they are. This one fits the SCSC Challenge #8 which calls for decoupage.....and the ABC challenge which calls for snow....and it is a snowy image. This card is way off my usual style but was quick to do.....it's growing on me. Image layered up with red and dark blue card stock on white.....gold peel-offs to finish. I haven't used peel-offs for ages. I think I'm moving away from them...but they do come in handy sometimes.
The image and sentiment stamps from Paperartsy..backing papers from magazine....eyelets from stash.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
First.....Kadoodle have a new stamp up for grabs this week.
Second.....Emma has some gorgeous candy to celebrate 2,000 hits although she has now well and truly passed that.
Last but not least.....Sonja has a lovely WOY stamp.
Here is one of them that fits one of the challenges. Rainbow Lady's Challenge #40 which asks for snowmen. Suffice to say that I'm not doing very well at getting any more challenge cards done this week
The image and sentiment is from La Pashe..the backing paper downloaded from Funky Fairy.
My signature seems to be coming and going as well.....definitely got the gremlins in this week.
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Here's another card I made, not for a challenge though. It's for my eldest grand-daughter's birthday. She's not all that girly but I decided to go to town on the bling and a bit pink...and she does love her handbags and shoes.
The backing paper is a free download from making-handmade-cards. The other paper covering the 12 I don't know where it's from. The number template is from Imag-e-nation.
I don't think I'm going to manage any more cards today so that means I will miss out on doing some of the challenges. I'm off to have a cuppa and something to eat so that I can take some more painkillers. Take care out there.
Friday, 21 November 2008
The image is from Funky Fairy's....the backing papers are from a 6x6 pad of pearlised papers and I can't remember what make. Flowers and buttons from stash.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I'm afraid that he still has to learn that not everything is a toy....and I've discovered Pinflair Gel..a bit pricier but a lot better to work with than silicone.
Finally....Stamp Something Sketch Something challenge. Ooh look.....I've gone all pink and glittery...well only a bit of glitter.
I'm getting better with the camera....but I must remember to take the photo's during the day when thee is natural light! Not that my living room has a lot of natural light at this time of the year....it is north facing and the coldest room in the house.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
I've volunteered to host Decembers ATC swap on the Foggy Friends forum. There are only a few who take part in this swap, and were struggling for someone to host. A lot of the people who take part are very badly affected by M.E. and so sometimes find it a real challenge. It would have been a shame not to have the last swap for 2008 , so that's why I agreed to host. I just hope I don't make a complete pig's ear of it.
Monday, 17 November 2008
Down to business now. Here is my entry for this week's ABC Challenge....a quick card.
A pyramage mounted on silver mirri card..then on dark blue card stock onto a white card. A bit of Sakura clear glitter...then a silver ribbon. Voila!..all quick and east to cut and mount.
The pyramarge is one of Joanie's, another member of the Imag-e-nation forum (there really are a lot of talented and generous people on there)...card stock and ribbon from stash.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Papertake Weekly Challenge.....using Dawny's sketch#2. I actually made 2 cards for this because I'm not sure if one, or even both of them actually follows the sketch.
I like this black and white one. The image and backing sheet is by CraftySal, a member of the Imag-e-nation forum. I went over the black parts of the image with an embossing pen then clear embossed it. I added a little Sakura clear sparkle to the poinsettia, holly leaves and the firs. Not your usual colours for Christmas but I think it gives quite a dramatic effect.
I'm not really happy with this one. I wanted to use the image but I'm not too sure about the green card. The image and paper is free download by Jak.. go check out her blog, her work is amazing....and the sentiment and swirl stamps are by Paperartsy.
Funky Fairys challenge #41
I really tried with this sketch but just couldn't get it right. Never mind it's another card done..and perhaps I will grow to like it...or someone else might.
Decoupage and spotty paper from Funky Fairys. Snowflake paper from Crafts Beautiful.
I'm off to have my breakfast now, and then I'm going to son and DIL's. The weather looks as though it might be quite good today....we have blue sky and only a little light cloud...so hopefully I won't get wet. I might be back later with the saga of my doctors appointment. Oh... by the way...I found my snowflake stamp, and some other things that I had forgotten about when I was stroking...ahem...sorry....tidying my craft stuff away. It was stuck to a small piece of acetate. Happy now.