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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I made this for this weeks sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. I rotated the sketch and used Mimi with Snowman from Pink Gem Designs, another gorgeous christmas design by Janet Roberts,my favourite BasicGrey papers 'Wassail', my scalloped SU punch, Martha Stewart punch, Round sentiment from Funky Fairys Papercrafts, who have s great download sale on right now, ribbon from stash, tiny heart embellishment is Craft Creations. This time i used my Prismas for a change..even though i use my Promarkers mostly i still love the effect you can achieve with these. Thanks for popping by...enjoy whats left of the weekend, its been so frosty this morning....Brrrrrrrr xxx

Friday, 28 November 2008

Fiskarettes Competition

Hi Folks, this is my entry to this months competition over at Fiskarettes which is *Sparkle*. Thanks Jayne for letting me know about it !! The prize is £50 worth of Fiskars goodies!!

I used a lovely HouseMouse image i've had for a while...thanks Tara

BasicGrey papers...Wassail

Martha Stewart punch....cant seem to make a card without it these days, lol.

Coloured with my Promarkers and Stickles

Flowers...Oooooo cant remember, my memories awful at the mo but it is Friday,been a loooooong week !!

Oh and i'm still trying to improve the quality of my photos, do you think this is any better ? I used more lighting with this one mainly because i took it this evening but i'm thinking i'll do this in the daytime too.

Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend !! xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A step away from the usual cuties !!

Ok so this is a little different for me !! I see so many elegant cards on my travels through Blogland, some with few elements but still manage to be gorgeous, it looks so easy but in practice it's not really. I wanted to try and create something elegant than my usual cutie cards...quite a challenge cos i LOVE my cute stamps,lol.

So here is my attempt...i used a sentiment stamp i have had from the beginning of my step into crafting..papers 7Gypsies were a steal at 33p in the sale..butterfly is from a K&co kit..scalloped mount is from Craftworkcards..satin ribbon from my ever growing ribbon stash.

Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Hopeful Tink

Hi everyone, have you escaped the snow that was forecast today ? We did'nt get any here, infact i cant remember the last time we had what you would call a good snow fall...i do love it as long as i dont have to go anywhere.

Anyway i thought it was time to get started on my personal christmas cards..times running out!!

Here's 'Hopeful Tink' another stamp from 'high Hopes' that i've had for a while, i LOVE him...so bashful. I kept the card simple to save time.

Papers are Doodlebug and a Funky Fairy download..Doodlebug ribbon..computer generated sentiment..coloured with Promarkers, stickles and Glossy Accents.

I'm really struggling with my camera at the moment, every shot seems blurred so if anyone can advise me on the settings to use, i'm always changing them to try and get a better picture but no luck so far.

Thanks for popping by.....

Friday, 21 November 2008

Autumn Magnolia

For a while i kind of went off magnolia's, not sure why really, but i love alot of the new designs and especially this one. I used my Promarkers again, 7Gypsies papers, the butterfly i cut from a BasicGrey paper, scalloped heart border from a DC friend, SU tab punch, Glass beads from Tara, thank you, SU linen thread, button and pin from stash and heart charm from Ebay. Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great weekend x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

A big, big thank you !

To Jo for working on my new Blog header... I love it Jo thank you, my own little piece of Gorjussness. I've put a link for Jo's Siggi Shop here, can highly recommend her to you.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

OMG i am sooooooo excited

Leanne Ellis
Suzanne Woolcott
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new designers joining Sugar Nellies !! Their artwork is to die for....well i think so! Cant wait for them!!! My modest purchase from Suzanne....but had to have SOMETHING lol xx

Winter Mimi

Another new design by Janet, this time it's 'Winter Mimi'.I coloured again using Promarkers and good old Stickles for lots of sparkle! Papers are from PinkPetticoat..'Tis the season'.Sentiment from a tiny clear set..Ribbon from The Stampman

Many thanks for all your lovely comments xx

Monday, 17 November 2008

Skating Mimi

Hi Folks, let me introduce you to 'Skating Mimi' she's one of the lovely new designs by Janet Roberts, is'nt she cute ?! I was so thrilled when Janet approached me to become a Design Team member for her new stamp business, thank you so much Janet. My first stamps arrived this morning and i got straight to work on this!

The stamp is Skating Mimi,coloured with Promarkers and added Icicle stickles for lots of sparkle, softened edges with Distress inks and sponge, papers are Figgy Pudding-BasicGrey,used my new SU tab punch, sentiment....cant remember...it was one of those little clear sets...might be Dovecraft? Snowflake embelishments are Making Memories,Scalloped Doily Lace punch, ribbon from stash.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

A couple of ATC's

Been having a go at ATC's again for swaps on the Docrafts Forum.

Pink Gem Designs Candy

Janet's offering these sweet new stamps to celebrate the launch of Pink Gem Designs.To be in with a chance of winning Party Mimi and Mimi with Chicks pop over and leave a comment and add a post about the candy on your blog.xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Another 5 minutes of fame !!

I was soooooooo excited about this months issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft coming out.....cos i'm in it!!! Here's a sneaky peek xx

Ooooooops someones made an error with the materials list on a few of the cards :( It was'nt me !! The Santa card they've called Mr Frosty?! and all the details are incorrect on that one, oh well i dont suppose it matters that much.......

Monday, 10 November 2008

High Hopes Challenge #7 Sparklemania !!

This is my entry to this weeks High Hopes Challenge which is Sparklemania !! I cant believe i've had this stamp for over a month and not used it before today !! And apologies for the poor light in my photo's, i should have waited for daylight so will probabely edit this with better pic's. I coloured the image with brushmarkers and Promarkers and added OOOOOODLES of Icicle stickles, half a bottle later, which might just be dry in the morning, lol, it's very 'Blingy'. Paper's are from www.sweetshoppedesigns.com, LOVE zoe pearns designs!! Bracket is from www.funkyfairyspapercrafts.com part of the 'Chocolate covered christmas' Kit, thanks again Shaz :)Sentiment is from High Hopes.com. Icicles are Making Memories and Made with love charm i bought from Ebay.Thanks for looking, hoping my mojo returns this week, lots to do !! xx

Good luck Janet !!

I'd like to wish Janet all the very best in her new venture with Pink Gem Designs. Pop over and check out the new Mimi designs available very soon, so cute and sure to be very popular!

Saturday, 8 November 2008

I've been tagged !

Thanks Tara, i'm just dashing to work now but i will have a good think about my answers and will edit this post later, have a nice day xx

Ok i'm back...phew what a busy day !! I've been demoing embossing paste with brass stencils....Mmmmmmmmm not my cup of tea but proved popular? So i've had my 5th cup of tea since getting in from work, lol, and i have my answers for the Tag..here goes..

1. Well have to say crafting of course !
2.Shopping... that goes without saying just wish there was more in the pot!
3.Crisp winter days, the ones that really clear your head, if you know what i mean?
4.Having a bop around the house to my fav music
5.Belly laughs, you know the ones that hurt but make you feel great ! apart from the Tena moment......not just you Tara, lol.

1.Parmasan cheese....ugh.. sweaty socks springs to mind.
2.Nose pickers and eaters...why do some people do that? i think it's one of the most stomach churning things, YUK !
3.Thrill rides....i'm a scaredy cat and you would have to sedate me to get me on one.
4.Daddy Long Legs...i go into a panic
5. HANGOVERS.....which i DO get worse the older you get !!

Favourite Foods/Drinks
1.Bacon butties with lots of HP sauce.. great for hangovers
2.Roast Dinners
3.Kettle crisps/ Sweet Chilli flavour
4.Cold glass of Pino Grigio.....or two
5.Elderflower cordial with lots of ice on a summers day...Mmmmmm so refreshing

My Playlist
1. Coldplay; Viva La Vida
2.Angie Stone; The very best of..
3.Stevie Wonder; Greatest Hits
4.Faithless; To All New Arrivals
5.Madonna; Confessions Tour

Well for anyone who's not been tagged yet please consider yourself tagged from me xx

Thank you so much

My thanks to Vicky, Helen and Gina and Laura for these lovely awards, i really do appreciate it and the lovely comments you leave for me :) I'd like to pass this on to ALL my blogging friends, i love following all your blogs, you're all so talented xx

Friday, 7 November 2008

Club Project

I've not made one card this week!! Think my mojo's gone awol, all i've wanted to do is chill out and watch tv, not like me at all. So now i'm playing catch up with everything including housework....groan...anyway i thought i'd show you what we made at my craft club on Monday night, a little bag thats easy to make just from a sheet of A4 card, the template is on Splitcoasters and a mini card to match. The image is from High Hopes, used my SU scallop circle punch and sentiments are a download from Funky Fairy Papercrafts.

Thank you for the awards i've been given this week, i will add them later today :) I'm still having problems getting to some of the links, i'm sorry Helen, cant get to your blog at all :( Even when i google the blogs they wont load so dont think it's a fault with blogger.... sigh.... very frustrating !!

Enjoy your weekend everyone xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

A Fabulous weekend !!

Well here are my photos from the weekend at Pendle Hill, i know looking at other peoples holiday snapshots can be dull so bear with me on this,lol. The outdoor centre is nestled in the heart of Pendle, absolutely stunning countryside, i cant believe it's on my doorstep and i've never been before but i'll definately be going back! I wont bore you with all the details of what i did but i had a great time on Saturday cardmaking with the other ladies, some examples of what they made below. Saturday night we had our own mini bonfire and later watched Love Actually, one of my Favourite films !! It was so nice to meet everyone, alot into crafts or alternative therapies, even had my Tarot cards read, very interesting and sooooo acurate !! I enjoyed a lovely walk on Sunday morning with my friend Judy into the village beneath Pendle Hill, we never got there Friday night, did'nt want to worry Deb's who'd organised the event, it gets a bit manic on Halloween. So all in all i LOVED it, great company, beautiful surroundings and gorgeous homemade cooking, how could i forget that!! Endless homemade cakes and biscuits, yum, yum. So back to reality... Boooooooo !! But i'll be definately going on the trip next year...yay. Thanks for looking xxWhitehough Outdoor Education Centre at Barley

My Sunday morning walk to Pendle Hill

Me and my treasured friend Judy
A farewell drumming session

Our diddy bonfire !!

I'm late.....

Hi folks, i'm back safe and sound, no witches to be seen, lol, but been so busy i've not had chance to spend time on updating my blog. I will be back later today with a post on my trip which was FANTASTIC and have a few pic's to share !!xx