Thursday, 31 January 2008

HELLO ALL...

Thanks loads for all your concerns, I am feeling rather low at the minute, the dreaded cold bug has caught me AGAIN!!!

I have had a nightmare week to boot.....

First hit a barrier bollard head on so got NO excuse about I didn't see it coz I were reversing Nah!!!! And I only realised it were there when me car went upwards and me thinking ooheeee what going on here.... not much damage but sooo upset coz it's not even had its first M.O.T. and it's hubbies car and not mine never got so much as a scratch on me old bangers... but hey its' only a car!!!! as Paul says....

Then gets this rotten cold, although it didn't deter me from finishing my first commission which I hope by now has arrived at SC & PC, boy did I find it hard to limit myself to 6 steps each card and only 30 words each step.... AND!!!! not to make them sound like how I talk... noowwwww that was hard!!!

Then last night I got into bed all snug like as ya do!!! And Paul says have you got me stuff for the morning, well I got in a strop why didn't he say that before I got in the flaming bed..... Now I pint out a couple of things here before ya think I am a meaney ole bag!!!

1. Being our bed is sooooo flaming big the only place it wil fit is under the windw side ways by the wall, so i have to climb over Paul to get in and out!!!

2. Being if ya not know, My Paul had a massive stroke 5 yr back which has left his GOB in tact (well I actually taught him how to speak again coz they didn't have the resources in the hospital, sometimes I wish I never bothered !! oh nooo I am only joking there), But

Has left him in a wheelchair unable to walk but a couple of steps holding on to me!!!

Soooo therefore I had to get out the bed and get the stuff, now you may be thinking well whats wrong with that, But I tell ya I go up and down those frippin stairs 100 times a day, soooo hence the strop,....

Well I bounced and thats the only word I can think of that fits, out of the bed, and lo and behold the flamin side bar snapped!!! I have or should say had the most gorg Mexican pine bed with iron work on the top and bottom....

Well i was in a right state you can imagine the thing was half hanging on the floor so I had to improvise as I told Julia earlier, I got the tool box big and sturdy and two reams of card stock, mmmm a bit of crafting going on here!!!! I always keep plenty of card stock you never know what ya might need it for eh girls!!!

And me cropadile came in handy too as Paul said wrap a belt round the two broken bits, so I had to punch new holes in me belt , and then try and go to sleep, I was terrified we'd end up in a heap on the floor...

NOW STOP LARFING I CAN HEAR YA FROM WELLING!!!!.......

well thats what I have been upto this week, coughing, spluttering,sneezing and breaking beds!!!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Sleeping beauty NOT!!!!

I tell my dear friends I need sleep and a serious amount too!!!

I have been up since 3am, I had to pick paul up from paddington as I said yesterday, we got home at 5am made tea and sandwihes he were hungry when he got home, I got to say I was famished too!!! yuk!!! sandwiches at an ungodly hour whatever next, well I did go to bed thought I would read a little and frightened meself to death with the new Patricia cornwell book, cor she don't normaly cut to the chase that quick!!! Daytime reading that one me thinks.....

Well was up again at 6am to get winnie up for school fell back to sleep and she woke me shouting wheres me lunch, awwww forgot it, and then just about to drop off and the phone rang at 8am he were pauls wake up text 5 hours too late, could have throttled him, but he were too busy snoring to notice, glad someone was spark o, just about to drop off yet again another call this time the beggers hung up when I answered, I will be catching them tommorrow morning to do the same, only it will be at 6, see how they like it..... why can't peeps say ooppss I am sorry wrong number...????

Well just about to nod again and postie arrived, bringing me bits for the simplycards commission and a fabby thankyou card from Terrie B, Thanks soooo much Terrie I loves it.......

Well by now I think ya can guess I gave up with the shut eye, and pottered about, have now have made three of the 8 cards for the commission, and I must say I am well pleased with the results, I think I shall sure sleep tonight my dear friends!!!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

i{heart}2stamp

I fancied another sketch today, and of course used my new Hanna stamps and fave papers crate of course the Glam and Trendy range which is vert apt for Hanna don't ya think...... and the flowers are from Creative living.... This sketch is from i{heart}2stamp a great blog for inspiration.....
hope ya like, although am not sure how on earth I have managed to make a card after me phone call....lol stoopid aren't I...

Awwwww I forgot her makeup, no lippy whatever next!!!!!

Ohhheee I am sooo excited....

I have just been given my briefings on my first commissions with Simplycards and papercrafts, I am soooo excited and feel sick at the same time does that makes sense??, I have been given two today, The first will be in issue 43 and the second one in 44 I think, anyways the stuff for the first one will arrive tommorrow, I am sooo excited I can't sit still, and I really must rest as Paul is on his way to Liverpool to watch his beloved Chelsea play Everton and I have to pick him up from paddington station in london at 4am in morning..(ughhh!!) They are on a specially chartered by Chelsea train, right old cronkety thing n all it is...
My daughter Winnie is over at a friend for a few hours, I should really get some shut eye, but me mind is buzzing with what shall I design,I don't have much time they have to be in post next Friday....
I really don't want peeps to think Cor how the hell did she win that, with that crap!!! I really want to show that the decision to make me winner was the right one!!! Oh now I feel more sick!!!!

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Hide and seek with DCM

Okay, for my dare we're heading to the playground for a game of
Hide & Seek
I'd like you to make a card which has a hidden component of some sort.
The hidden part could be a tag, a concealed photo, message or something along those lines, maybe a pull-out or pop-up.
Anything goes as long as there's something extra for the recipient to find on your card that's not immediately visible when they open the envelope.


Well I thought I would give this a go since I am now getting addicted to the double slider card , this time I just used paper and embellishments...
I used the scrummy crate paper, Hammered card stock, and Bazzill the gorg bazzill bling flowers, bazzill wing flowers, the button was from a button necklace that i picked up in Primark, there was about 40 odd on there for two quid..., oh and am telling ickle fibby one stamp for the sentiment belonging to the Hero arts happy wavy borders set which I picked up from Creatives...

Hope ya likey....

Tilda & Co 3 mirri, mrri

This weeks challenge is.....



Shiny Silver
This week's challenge i would like to see Shiny Silver, You be may wondering shiny silver?


Well it couldn't be simpler,


It could be some shiny mirror card in silver! or could be some metal work/wire, What about some little mirror tiles? or even sequins as long as there is some shiny Silver on your work,

Go on give your work that shine and show off your lovely Shiny silver with magnolia stamps.


Well I thought this this magnolia fitted the bill, with the mirri card theme,shoved it through me cuttlebug, and bubbles galore.... I used a sketch from here The papers for a freebie from Simplycards and papercrafts mag, the card blank craftworkcards where else!!! and a floral message aslo from CWC..... A sure must have in ya stash, I made sure I bought loads when at the make it show.... I stamped image onto linen card stock and watercoloured using ordinary water pencils, and added a bit of stickles for the bubbles... Don't they look real, ohhhhh I can feel a bath coming on.......lol

Monday, 21 January 2008

Violets are Blue!

Papertake weekly challenge

This weeks challenge - Yep you guessed it! It's..... Violets are Blue!
We'd like to see Blues or Purples this week please!

We're also going to start a Guest Designer spot, so if your interested in being a guest designer (designing cards or other crafted items, to a breif/remit) please put GD at the bottom of your comment when you link to your blog! The design team will decide who it's gonna be! We'll chose a new GD every couple of weeks!

The team once again have made some fabulous creations do check them out HERE, we had a terrific response last week, and hope to see ya all again this week.....

Well my creation was using my new Hanna stamps, ohheee was I pleased when postie arrived this morning I coulda kissed him a right big smacker..... Only he proberbly wouldn't have delivered again...lol

I also used some great papers by my minds eye which i bought from Creative living, I paper pieced the dress and bags and watercoloured the rest with my lyra crayons I got from the card studio, they are very similar to those that stampin up sell...
The design of card is called a double slider and the tutorial is on SCS... Now girlies it looks intimidating but can assure you if ya follow the instructions to the T, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3..... hope ya likey!!!!!

LOL She looks just like I did, when I was strutting my stuff around the make it show on friday just gone, only I didn't look sooo cute!!!! lol

what a fabulous craft show it were too, spent loads, too much really, came away with half price penny black's that have just come out was well pleased and loads of other stuff too, including more nestabilities, and loads of scrummy stuff from craftworkcards too.....


Thursday, 17 January 2008

Government health warning

I am sorry I just had to share this with you, you know me and my sense of humour.... apologies in advance if ya feel offended, although I can't think why ya might be....lol


GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING




DO NOT SWALLOW CHEWING-GUM !!

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Roses are Red.....

Papertake weekly
Hello again everyone! Another great response to last weeks challenge! Thanks to all of you who took part! It was nice to see a few more new faces, as well as all our regular 'friends'! This weeks challenge, Roses are Red..' is to use red on your card! Any shade or shades of red that you like from bright pillar box to deep burgandy!! Come on everyone lets paint the town RED!!
(P.S. The next few challenges will have Valentines themed names but you do not have to make Valentines cards!! lol!!)

Well the card I made is one that is very popular with my commissions, I just love te basic grey papers and this range is no exception, I think it has to be my fave....
I used the cuttlebug folder and the flowers are from Sarahs cards..... the sentiment is another all time fave of mine from hero arts I got this at Creatives.... The card blank from Craftworkcards...


We have a superb design team headed by the fabulous Steph, please do pop over to papertake weekly blog here
and see the stunning creations the ladies have made... why not join in too we would love to se all your creations too....

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Birthday card for Samm's candy....

Samm's birthday is on the 20th of this month and she is holding a blog candy comp, the remit is to make a birthday card, well I hopes ya like Samm.....

Friday, 11 January 2008

Me and my shadow!!!!!

Thought I would try the daring cardmakers challenge today, missing doing the challenges lately so will make more of an effort this year.....

heres the remit...

I want you to create not just one but TWO cards ! But wait........there's more ! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording ! (How nice of me eh?) I'm well aware this is a really hard challenge, and that I have thrown everyone into 2008 off the deep end....but go on- give it a go - I DARE YOU !


well I have decided to use my new sugar nellie don't you just love her, she reminds me of my long ago childhood!!!!

Beautiful Candy on offer.....

over at Crimson Moon here, Liz has made them all by her own fair hands, she makes the most stunning jewellery and bag charms.....

and all ya have to do to be in the running for such sweet candy is to leave a comment telling Liz ya fave colour, now how easy is that, get yerselves over there ladies,


ya gotta be in it to win it... Oohh I sounds like a bingo caller don't I ....lol

My runners up creations (edited)

as promised my runners up in the papercrafter of the year comp in papercrafts essentials mag ( the issue is now in shops) run by the same company as Simplycards and papercrafts...

I had to make two cards and one papercrafts item , I for the life of me can not remember what the second card was that I sent in, but the other one you have all seen and I made a small notelet book...
hope ya likey!!! EDITED TO SAY I HAVE REMEMBERED THE THIRD ONE NOW LOL IT'S BELOW (although you will have to click on piccie for larger view to see the detailed background stamping)

I thought I would show you all

my Cardmaker of the year creations that won me all that fabby stash and of course A Design team member for simplycards and papercrafts....



hope ya likey some may have seen them already...

later today I shall show you the designs that won me runners up prize for papercrafter of the year in papercrafts essentials which has just come out to purchase in the shops....

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Floral Tilda........

Here is my card for the new magnolia challenge blog, using the fabby K&Co papers again... ohhheee need another one of these paper packs me thinks.... I used large scalloped scissors from The card studio, and swirly sizzlits extended strip from glitter pot, gorge primas from Creatives, bling doodlebug from creatives too, sentiment stamp is a £1.00 bargain from dovecraft, and card blank from craftworkcards... I rather enjoyed making this one tonight, I hope you enjoy it too!!!!

Monday, 7 January 2008

Papertake weekly Thankyou.....

The team remit for this weeks challenge over at papertake weekly was to make a thankyou card, I decided that I had loads of pink petticoat cd,s and not really used any I am not quite sure about this card didn't come out quite as I imagined but hey we can't like all our designs can we, so going with the good and the bad!! The image is a stamped one Sue sent to me thanks Sue, he is soooo cute I love him.... penny black one, the sentiment is the elzybells, and papers are of course pp ones and the ribbon is from the crate paper range from Craftworkcards... the bling is freebie from a craft mag... I diecut the image using quickutz revolution range dies....
Don't forget to pop over and se the fabulous design the team have made and have ago too we would love to see your designs,

Card grotto blog candy challenge...

Michelle at card grotto blog is holding a blog candy challenge, you have to make a thankyou card, and one thats not for any other challenge, well it's been a day for thankyou cards, well I have pleny to make ....

Hope ya likey... Stamps used Agapanthus cluster by stampendous from the card studio link on right... Adirondak ink pad in cranberry, it's such a beautiful colour, Frances meyer paper from creatives, lush ribbon from craftworkcards, and sentiment stamp elzybells, stickles glitter and of course my beloved crystals..

Sunday, 6 January 2008

A new challenge blog!!!!

Has started up today, by Donna here this is a weekly challenge blog for anything magnolia, there will be a weekly subject every Sunday, but your item you make must have a magnolia stamped images on it, be it Tilda or edwin or any other, take a look there is blog candy going too, just for this first challenge, souns like fun so why not pop over and give it a try I sure am....

Bargain stash!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD GOD WOMAN!!!!!! I hear you all shout, but I just had to , I mean I didn't get any bazzil card in my fabulous cardmaker goodies or paint dabbers, or hero arts stamps or whipper snappers or artbin box and the other lot well it just fell in me basket!!!! I was determined to go to the Creative Living new year sale I had to it were 50% off EVERYTHING in store including I might add cricut cartridges, and cuttlebug diecutting and embossing folders, I spent nearly allday there what with buying, lunching and chatting I had a whale of a time and forgot how ill I felt until I got home, well below is me stash and yes I spent a lot but then I saved a lot too!!! didn't I......lol

My Glitter pot stash....

Well girlies here is as promised my stash I got with the vouchers a group of good friends bought me, topped up with me competition winning vouchers....
not the best of photos I know but am on the downstairs PC, and lighting not so good down here...

Friday, 4 January 2008

Beates WSC29

Hoooray Beate's weekend sketches are back, I just love her blog sooo inspirational,
I have used my New Penny Black stamp Rainin Daises these can be purchased from the glitter pot.... Card blank, sentiment and Patterned paper from Craftworkcards a bit of bazzill and ribbon and freebie flwer gem from carmaking and papercraft mag....
sorry about picture quality, it seems when I use shimmery card stock to stamp on it looks terror in the piccie but fabulous in the flesh!!!!

Cough, cough!!!!!

Oh I am sooo poorly, It started with a small cough and now I have no voice, mmmmmm some would say YIPPPEEEEE, Espesh in my house...lol

Me poor ears feel like hot pokers are been shoved through em, me throat is on fine, been like this for two and a half days now... been Dr's he told me to take paracetamol and Nurofen together, and gave me a prescription on antibiotics in case I shall need em, but try the paracetmol first.... and NOT to go out !!! Awwww Creatives sale starts tommorrow, I must attend mustn't I ...

Oh and stuff me head under a towel with hot water and menthol stuff, well that made me all congested now, and now got a headache that I didn't have before doing it...

Dr says its just a virus effecting the ear nose and throat and chest, not flu or pheumonia as he says!!!

It's really inconvenient ain't it, I wanted to spend this few days stamping the magnolia images for the blog candy and perhaps do some colouring for meself..
And of course just to tease me, my order of the new penny black spring stamps arrived this morning form The Glitter pot!!!! whats a girl to do.... Paul telling me off for getting out of bed, and penny black calling me...
later I shall show ya piccies of goodies.... sooooo cute..... and even better two lots come in a clear set set so much value for money....

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

If friends were like flowers!!!

Just for you Sue......

This cute penny black image was sent to me by my special friend Sue Thanks Darl!!!and I decided to make her this card with it.....
I kept it simple with bazzil card stock embossed with the cuttlebug folders swirly whatsit and some gorge Crate paper I got from creatives the sentiment chosen specially also from creatives belongs to the impression obsession clear set spring blooms... and last but not least me beloved crystals....

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Aftermath!!!!!

Rofl this stamp by penny black has the right name!!!!

I bought this when I went to glitter pot the other day, got loadsa vouchers from friends for christmas, thanks Girls much appreciated...

Anyhoos I was invited to my Best Friend Shirleys house for dinner today, and what a beautiful dinner it were too truly scrumptious scoffed meself silly and had homemade apple pie for afters was mouthwatering, so when I got home after sleeping it off I picked up this very appropriate stamp and giggled to meself this is just how I feel today!!! hope ya likey..

A bit of a Fancy Pants !!!

I thought since its the new year and have a bit of time on me hands, I thought I might go through the fantabulous stash I rec'd from Simplycards and papercrafts, there is a mound of 12 x 12 papers (I stopped counting at 350, I was too excited to carry on) and is most lush I tell ya... I chose fancy pants Blossom design and used co ordinating bazzill card stock from creatives and a card blank from craftworkcards...,

also from me winning stash I used the Making memories tag maker and tags for the sentiment to go on, which is a penny black from the Glitter pot... and of course the equally luscious Bella, cupcake I think she's called, I just luved the colours of this PP, and thought I would clolur the image with H20's and of course me must have bling!!!

The card layout is cased from here a fabulous blog this card just grabbed me whilst blog hopping over christmas....

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