Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Ohhhh I forgot!!!!

To tell ya that I have been featured over at the Queen Kat's bloggers club, please go take a looky, it's fabulous seeing everyones creations.... The link is over on my blog roll......

Sorry

All I haven't had much time at all blogging and visting blogs, but promise I shall be visiting everyone this afternoon, catching up on things.... I so miss blog hopping..... I shall also be visiting my ne blog sisters too......

Wanted to share some beautiful handmade cards

that I have been sent three are thankyou's and the last one is a RAK.....

I think you will all agree how beautiful and very well made they all are, thankyou you loads girls..... love em all and they are very much appreciated...

Sue


Julia

Terrie B

And last but by no means least, this special card was made by the very pretty indeed, Becky who is just 8 years old, and may I say has taken to the cricut tremendously Becky has made this card all by herself and even cut the letters out on her own using the cricut, now how clever is Becky!!! The letters have been put on by little tiny sticky fixers too... Thankyou soooo much Becky a BIG kiss right back at ya darling...... Watch out Mum!!! I think your cricut will have a new home soon...

Monday, 25 February 2008

More competition cards...

Good morning all, Wow what a beautiful day, sun is blazing here........ hope it is for you all too!!!


Whilst I can't show ya all me magazine cardies, I thought I would show ya's another of my Cardmaking and papercraft entries, this one is for the papermania category....


Pop back later for some more...

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Oh nooooooo!!!!!! whats happened

To me Mojo, It's gone and walked out on me slap bang in the middle of a mag commission, :(((((

What a weird couple of days, Whilst Paul was away I thought me best chance was to buckle down and do this commission again given only a weeks notice... well halfway through Bam!!!!! Nothing, nish to give... and yesterday I had to go collect Paul from heathrow,

so had very little time do anything.....but this mess on my dining table....

which is what I have succeeded in very successfully, funny that, never seem to lose me mojo in mess making...

Later I shall upload some piccies of some RAKS, I have rec'd lately...... h and yes my little post office tale from Monday, calmed down a bit now but only slightly.....

Monday, 18 February 2008

Hot off the press category cards

Here are two of the hot of the press card category of the papercraft competition, I feel safe to post them as not heard nowt,..... hope ya likey...

Didn't have much in the way of it's range to use, so kept them quite simple.....




I am soooo frippin mad!!!!!!

Infact spitting feathers, but don't have time to tell, as I am off to heathrow in a mo....

But all I will say until later is----- Dare a six foot tall man pick on a 5 foot nothing stressedout woman, he must be mad to think I wouldn't stick up for meself.....

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Awwwwww!!!! I wants to cry....

I keep seeing the new sugar nellies on everyones blogs, and I am missing mine like crazy..... How sad am I ..... I soooo want to use them , but they have gone on a little holiday without me, don't get me wrong I know they are being well looked after, but I am pining bigtime ...... :(((((

Here is my 3rd place Sizzix category entry....

Like I said nothing special, but I quite liked it, I think I may have even shown it here before, infact am sure I have coz all my blog cards go in my sample box, anyhow...

The papers are from creatives and are wild asparagas ??? spelling but you know what I mean... The sentiment was a feebie rub on in mag, sometimes I wished you could purchase more of the sentiments sometimes....

POP BACK LATER I SHALL POST SOME OF THE OTHER CARDS,THAT I ENTERED FOR OTHER CATEGORIES , I THINK IT MUST BE SAFE TO DO SO I HAVEN'T HEARD NOWT, SO ASSUME THEY DIDN'T WIN NOWT!!


Abig hello to my new blogging sisters,

Am truely sorry I have popped around a little but not to everyone, I shall I promise over the next few days, Am rather tied up at the minute getting Paul ready for his footie trip to Greece.... He is going tommorrow, so as soon as he has gone, and I arrive back safely from the Heathrow journey, I shall be seeing ya 's all..

Friday, 15 February 2008

Please forgive me

It's been nearly a week since my last blog session... (oh!! sounds like a confession going on !!) sorry about that,

well much to tell got me commission done and off only to another two and again not much notice but hey I must work well under pressure!!! Thought with Paul going to greece for the footie on monday I might just get two days to meself, (yeah right)
well these ones are rather top secret, mmmmm don;t ask!! this blog will self destruct in 10 seconds... lol

Just call me miss blogga penny from now on....

All will be revealed I am sure very soon....... will be worth the wait...


On another note happy mail this morning, but please don't chuck ya bins at me, I have only gone and got 3rd place in the sizzix category comp in cardmaking and papercraft , am mega pleased since I dodn't have as much time as I thought and couldn't make the card I wanted so just pulled one from me sample box, and it's only gone and won me £50 worth of sizzix products yipppeee!!!!!!

I'd like to promise that I won't enter anymore comps, but i just sooo love the challenge to think outside me box, I am getting addicted....lol oi!!! whose bin was that...

I did enter a couple of categories and ain't heard nowt about them so I suppose it's safe enough to show ya all later what I sent in..... whilst I enjoyed making them all I did eally concerntrate on the big one, and am glad I did coz I won it... so anything else 3rd or not is one real bonus I am more than happy to receive...

Sunday, 10 February 2008

KKCC6 - You're Special to Me Challenge

Since today's challenge is the last one, I thought I'd make it a little more special!! I want you to make something....and then do something!!! We all have lots of special people in our lives whether they are friends or family and we rarely tell them how much we love and appreciate them. We also make all these beautiful cards and gifts, but how often do we actually send them out?? I know that I am guilty of forgettting special dates and creating all these cards and then never mailing them out!!! Well, that is your challenge today!!

Well that's sooo true, my card is again a simple one, due to time restraints more than anything.... but I need this card for tommorrow to give to my Dearest Friend Shirley Abbott.... She is one special lady who works extremely hard and gives it her all everytime... She sits and listens to my gabble to no end and that in itself is a mean task!!!! The sentiment says it all... I luv ya Shirl.......


KKCC4 - Valentine/Lovey Challenge NO2.....

Well am not sure if I can submit two lovey dovey cardies, but thought I would share with you all anyways...

this card was made as an anniversary card for tommorrow, I was inspired to make this after seeing a card on the butterfly kisses satll at the make it show, the window stamp is from a clear set that they make, as is the sentiment... the loved up hedgehogs are from the new penny black clear set same as the valentines card below this post.... I stamp the window twice and cut out the windows and stuck acetate inbetween but you can't see in the piccies....

KKCC4 - Valentine/Lovey Challenge

Today's challenge will be to make a Valentine or Lovey type card!!! I'm sure some of you still have some V-day cards to make and if not, just make a card or sb page telling someone that you lerrrrrrrrv them!!! Heehee!!

Well I don't normally make valentines, but thought I would give it ago and try out me new SU circle of freinds stamps and Penny black clear set.... It's just a quick card nothing exciting... papers are K&Co again...

You may need to click on piccie not sure why it's not a clear one... sorry folks!!!!

Suzanne at Slumber cards....

Is giving away superb blog candy
Here is the challenge if you so wish to take it up...

"As you may or may not be aware I love the colour lilac.... your challenge is to make a card with this colour on it.
I don't mind what type of card or what layout as long it has lilac somewhere!!"

Pop over to Suzanne's blog and see the wonderful creations going on there...

Here is my entry.....
I am loving the rubber romance stamps a great deal... and I coloured the image with doodle bug inkpad in lilac and the green is a watercolour pencil... some grosgrain ribby and DMC memory wire, and some primas with a brad... the pp are from me winning stash and are making memories 12 x 12 pack......

Saturday, 9 February 2008

KKCC#3

Kraftin Kimmie has a week long birhday challenge, one for everyday and here is
day 3's challenge
Today's challenge is a COLOUR challenge!!! I don't know about you, but I'm gettin' kind of sick of the cold and snow! I'm ready for some springy weather, so your colour challenge is to create a card using SPRING COLOURS!! We need to brighten someone's day with a nice peppy SPRING card!!!

Well ate me dinner, burnt me yorky puds , that cooker has got to go, currently saving for a fabby range style cooker, coz my current cooker if ya can call such crap that has had it's day after only two years, the knobs have fallen off can only use two flames on top, and everytime I shut the frippin oven door the flame goes out, and now it cremates on side of ya food and forgets the other, (mmmm sounds just like me at the mo!!!! lol ) oh well bellys are fed singed food or not!!!!!

Another very quick cardie.... using the lush K & Co papers from the wild saffron pad... I read the challenge and thought immeadiately of this paper it fitted the remit just so, Whilst I added crystals to the flowers I decided that to add a sentiment it might just spoil the beautiful paper design, I used me nesty dies and as the paper is doublesided on the pad , I used the back piece for the scalloped edge.... I used linen cardstock to stamp image and decided to use just ordainary colouring pencils , I say ordinary lightly, they are the fabby Karisma pencils, I got mine from hobby crafts, they are soooo gorgeous to use, and on linen texture cardstock it gives it just the right finish....

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR A BETTER LOOK!!!


KKCC#2

Feeling still under the weather but rather restless, I thought I would join in on Kraftin Kimmie's birhday challenges, whilst cooking the dinner I might add... Rather late I hear ya say...mmmmm Don't ask had a right day of it.... Paul having a lie down , Winnie out front playing so thought I would take advantage of the quiet, and be pushed along by the smell of beef roasting, ..

Anyways I thought I would start with challenge no 2...

"Today's challenge is my favourite kind - a SKETCH challenge!!!! This card features the cute Whipper Snapper stamp called Kindhearted Bug and don't ask me how I came up with the colour combo, but it seems to work!! I like the starkness of the black against the soft colours."

I used magnolia of course, Artic frog papers from me winning stash and bazzill and sentiment is one of those bargain quid stampies from studio g... I just kept it simple as I don't want to get engrosed and burn me roasties...lol I decided to do a baby card , but wanted to go outside the norm, with the colourways....

Pop over to Kimmie's blog check out her creations they are fabby!!!!


Thursday, 7 February 2008

I love this Doctor!!!!

I love this DOCTOR!!!!

HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste them on exercise . Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.


Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.



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Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!



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Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.



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Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!



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Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: You're not listening....Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?



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Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.



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Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable. It's the best feel-good food around! !



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Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.



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Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape! !



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Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:



'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, 'WOO HOO, What a Ride!'

Well pooped!!!

I am, I feel a little better within meself, but only slightly, never felt soooo rough for soo long in a lonnnnngtime!!!

I have been Dr's, came away with more antibiotics and the knowledge of a worn cartlidge in me right knee and antinflamatories???? oh who cares about the spelling, certainly not me....

Anyways me knee is swollen and hurts like mad, pushing Paul in wheelchair apparently hasn't helped, nor the flaming 100 times a day stair hopping either me silently thought coz Paul was in the doc's room with me, coz he had to be seen as well..... Poor sod though he had a stye on his eye but it turns out as a cyst.... and what with his daily meds for the Stroke, when I went to get the prescriptions made up, the new guy in the chemist glared at me, and said Hummmmm this lots going to take 25 minutes if not more it's late you know I don't want to make mistakes... ere bleeding 7.30 it was lazy sod.... so I got a bit shirty and said just give me the small ones and the large prescription I shall come back tommorrow if it's too much trouble, they make me laugh they only do half day each in that chemist, wanna have my job as a carer 24/7 stooopid man!!!! I then stomped off and got a paper and he were calling me I jsut ignored him till I had what i wanted, when I went back he had the lot done all in 10 mins, I mean what was that all about, frippin lazyness thats what it were I were the only one in there if ya please....

Oh gawd sorry for boring ya's to death, not sure why I told ya al that...lol but I have now....

Anyhows, if ya still reading and not fallen off ya chair with boredom, lol My commissions have gone off today, my first one will be published and on sale on the
7th March, yahhhoooooooo.... and the second one, rather pleased with done them all yesterday all 7 of them.... they will be published the following month not sure what day but normally the mag is out around 10th or each month give or take a few days... Just gotta do the instructions and 700 words, yuk not looking forward to that... but it must be done by end of day tommorrow....

I am gonna relax and try to do some challenges now, I love faffing about in me craft room.....

The current issue of SC&PC issue 42 has a double page spread on Terrie Bailey,so I suggest you go and buy a copy if ya can...... you can see Terries fabby work here

anyhways I shall bid goodday for now toodlelooooo......

Sunday, 3 February 2008

PTW -Bloomin' gorgeous!

Hi everyone!
Big thanks to you all for joining us again last week!
This weeks challenge 'Blooming Gorgeous!' is to use floral embellishments on your projects! These could be Prima's, silk, wire stemmed, die cut, handcut etc! etc!
So please join us again this week and help make all our crafty blogs 'Blooming Gorgeous'!!

Well my card is not my usual style, I used fancy pants papers and diecuts from me winning stash and primas from Creative Living.... I decided to ink round the edges as the card looked to stark!!!

Hope ya likey and you will be inspired to join in..... And well done to Annie our guest designer, a beautiful card.. Don't forget to pop over to Papertake weekly link is on the side panel... Beautiful creations yet again

Tilda #5 Romance/Buckles

The Tilda & Co challenge this week is Romance or Buckles, well I chose buckles coz I was soooo insired by Shary's card, I cased ya card hope ya don't mind shary, Shary makes the most scrumptious creations check her blog here and also always wanted to make a buckle card too....


and here is the remit....

Now For BUCKLE,

We would love to see your Buckle Art Work, So buckle up and go with the flow!, You could use a buckle for a ribbon slider, you could make a buckle from scratch as a closer on a card? Or perhaps use a old Belt buckle? Once again any form of artwork counts aslong as it includes "buckle" & Magnolia stamp(s).


Well I had to improvise with me cutter and cropadile to make the window hole as I don't have the stampin up punch, shall be ordering one of those now, all that faffing about..... I used me winning stash papers from fancy pants loving these to bits Flowers bazzill wings and primas from Creative living, and me fave hero arts sentment also from Creatives... card blank craftworkcards....

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Somebody has to be the cutest!!!!!!

Well Lola with flowers most certainly is......

Sugar Nellies new range by Rachelle Anne Miller is stunning, I couldn't resist in buying the whole shabang.....
The papers used in this card are fancy pants design as is the sentiment diecut, both from my winners stash....
The flourish stamps are stampin up ones,

I tried a different colouring technique on this image, I used the bargain Dovecraft markers and the whispers blending pen.... and for a first try I don't think it came out that bad really, although not entirely happy but hey ho first go... I highlighted her with stickles glitter glue and tiny crystals so tiny I don't think ya can see em,they are on the flowers and flourishes....

I'm sooo excited.... I just can't hide it...

LOST is back!!!!! Woooohoooooooooo I shall be snuggled up in me broken bed waiting for Lost to begin....... Oh how I have missed this show and Sawyer mmmmmmm Sawyer ahhhhh!!, I have already selected it on the series run on me sky plus, now where wiould I be without that... Coz if I have another mishap whilst waiting for me new bed to arrive and it happening in the middle of lost I think I might have a breakdown..........


And I hears too that me Jericho is coming back too.... on CBS though so come guys whens coming back here!!!!! Oh that skeet is just sooo scrummy looking ain't he...

I shall be busy today creating , so may have something to show ya's later on aplologies for lack of creations but as ya ll know I have been rather taken up with commission and beds!!!
Although I only have a week to get the next one done, I shall for sure make so me time for perhaps sketch challenges quick and simple ones me thinks....

see ya all later don't forget to pop back.....

Friday, 1 February 2008

Right girlies or fellas????

I am gonna start me own PIF for non blog holders I shall call it NPIF Candy for the first 5 peeps who would like a NPIF but don't have a blog...... (ooheee it sounds like I am saying now piff orf don't it) hee hee!!! lol.... what say you

If ya want it leave me a comment, but not a rude one eh!!!!! lol

PIF Candy!!!!

What is this you may or may not ask, well it's a kinda pay it forward (PIF) Blog candy and this is the way it works:

The first three people to leave a comment here will receive some goodies from me! Then those three people do the same on their blog. Just a bit of fun between bloggers really....

Heres is what I received from Mandy Just look at that lil guy ain't he just too cute..... and the most cutest lill heart embellishments too... THANKS MANDY....... This lil packet is too scrummmy for words.....

and look at the fabulous gifty bag Mandy made too.!!!!!

Now who will be the first to catch the PIF!!!!!!
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