Friday, September 17, 2010

A Cause For Celebration!

Not only have I finished some cards, I actually remembered to photograph them AND blog about them!

For my niece, this was made from a pre-printed card blank with a digi stamp called flo that I can't remembe’ where I downloaded from, grass cut from my smacking acetate adventures and some flowers made from my homemade stash. The papers I used on Flo are from Funky Hand Colour Me Happy CD

 For my other niece (one year and two weeks exactly between them, lol!) this was made from a free template download from the do-crafts site, the papers are the same as I used on Flo (see above) and the stickers were part of my win from the Trimcraft forum colour challenge

For my mom to give the younger niece, this was made from new Deena Rutter paper (slightly modified), my lovely new paisley stamp from Penny Black slapstick range and my new free sample of WOW embossing powder! Lots of new there!

And finally for my neice and nephew who are due to be christened in a double ceremony at the end of this month, i’m having a bit of a thing with monograms so I created one for each of them and combined them with these sweet lil dresses I got from a card making kit from Home Bargains which I think look like christening gowns and squares of paper i got free with a magazine.

Now if only I can enter just one challenge this week maybe I can do the craft version of "the treble" that footie fans seem so enamoured with, lol!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WOYWW 66 - Good Job Its not New Year!

Well I had every intention of blogging something this week as I've been so lax lately but as you can see that didn't happen till last night when I was preparing this - I even missed WOYWW last week, altho I did make it around to viewing a fair few. This week (altho the pic was taken Tuesday) I have a visitor in my 'studio'! My best buddy Stace is here working on her pregnancy/baby journal - one of the mini books I made couple of weeks back - and she has had her first experience with the cuttlebug but I'm sorry to report that after the initial wow, she gave up on it pretty quick sayin it was time consuming!

 And as you can see, I tidied up before I took the pic again DOH! but I have replaced the falling down shelving with something more desk based - a bathroom trolley from Asda that I put together upside down so the legs wudn't fall down the gaps at the back of the desk! Its already full tho so I might have to look at getting a second one - at £7.50, I think I can just about fit it in the budget!

Just to answer a few q's from weeks gone by, to TraceyR - no my scissors aren't electric as funky as that would be, its the laptop power lead! To Elizabeth, I followed the tutorial here for the smacking acetate & To Morti - the fairy image is a Lili of the Valley die cut if u've not seen them before u must visit, their images are bootiful!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bananas & Rosebuds

So theres quite a lot of birthdays coming up so I've been under orders by my customer (aka my mom) to knuckle down. And voila! We have a 30th birthday with DCWV Mango Frost card, & a Pollycraft digi image and my first application of rosebuds that I got from a car boot... I could really do with some help here, I'm not so sure how to use these things n now I have a ton of em!

I've been looking forward to making this one for my niece, I spent an age finding a decent digi stamp of a monkey (n then ended up making it from scratch anyway) n created this rocker card with the sentiment "Do you get banana milkshake from milking monkeys" which I actually pinched from Jo Kill who in turn credits it to Mitchell & Webb!

Got more to post, so watch this space...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


I'm not sure whether to thank or cuss u lovely WOYWWers for your many comments on my laden shelves cos as I sat at my desk on that Weds evening I thought "Hmm they are a bit wonky!" only to find, on closer inspection that they were coming apart at the seams! So I quickly cleared everything off and had a lil panic... only to end up turning them upside down and re-hanging them but with less stuff on this time... until I can think of a better solution, at least!

I have to confess, I have very much cheated and this photo is not in fact from this week or even a Wednesday but I cudn't go two weeks without playing along with the wonderful WOYWW so I took a pic of my desk in a get-every-thing-out-on-the-desk moment to keep in reserve!

And the result of this atrocity? An attempt at the Lili Of The Valley sketch challenge for which I - all together now - missed the deadline! Must try harder!