Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Hi! Just need to mention some fab blog candy that Claudia has over at pretty pressings. If you adore the Sarah Kay stamps then this blog candy is for you! Claudia's blog is also very noteworthy. She has some of the most beautiful cards I have seen, in fact they are definitiely eye candy!! Please go and take a peak!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Carried away!

See I told you that I was addicted to my computer and animals, now look what happened!!

I hope Christmas was fab for you all! I certainly had a fab time with my family. Too much food, too much wine and totally festived out!! I had some fab craft presents which i shall no doubt be testing out shortly!! Looking at the tree now it is starting to look a little tired........... to be truthful I wouldn't mind if it went away and left me some space! Still there is new year to look forward to and more partying! I am looking forward to that! Hic!

Thinking ahead to January I have a niece celebrating a birthday and she loves dolphins so I have had to use my Jayne netley-Mayhew cdrom by joanna sheen. Nice and quick and simple!

Another fab award!

I would just like to take a minute to thank the lovely Andria for this award she has been kind enough to give me. It has some rules attached to it which are as follows:
Link to whoever gave you the award (Andria) and pass it on and link to 5 others...... You also have to write down five things that you are addicted to.

Ok here goes:
1. I have to put cardmaking first as this is where I seem to spend most of my time and money! I also like scrapbooking but cardmaking always comes first! I love stamping and have amassed quite a large amount of stash but it really can't get much bigger as we live in a very small house! It's such a great rewarding and engrossing hobby to have and has enabled me to make some great frinds along the way, especially my lovely blogging friends!

2. Facebook. When not cardmaking it seems that really my addiction to facebook is pretty bad! It also goes hand in hand with my blogging and my blogging friends, so actually maybe i should have put number two as my computer!!

3. Cross stitch. I have an equally large stash of cross stitch and my cardmaking is an extension of this. I have made a massive amount of pictures and cards over the years but my only quibble with it is that it takes too long to produce beautiful pieces! I'm quite a slow stitcher.

4. Animals and family!! I am a real animal lover except for snakes and lizards. I think I like life's little furry friends to cuddle! Not that my hubby is covered in fur?????!!

5. Reading!! I absolutely adore reading! Anything and everything!!

I now have to link up to five more lovely bloggers. These are:

1. Tracy

2. Wendy

3. Clare

I have two spaces left! Please take it if you do not already have it! xxx

Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas

This will probably be my last post before Christmas. So it just remains for me to wish all my lovely blogging friends a very merry Christmas. I hope that you all get what you want for Christmas and I look forward to seeing what you get up to in the new year. xxx


A huge thankyou to Emma for her lovely blog candy that I received today. It was lovely to get this on the day that my family lost our little Cleo. She had to be put to sleep and I'll miss that little ball of fluff. xxxxxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Lovely Surprises

Well, what a lovely surprise greeted me today! Lots of lovely comments on my cards ( thank you all!!..........) Don't you just love blog land? Finding some lovely comments that really boost your self-esteem are just so rewarding. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment it means so much. Then not content with my lovely comments I was delighted to discover that I have won Emma's blog candy!! What a great day all in all! Have not been sitting on my laurels though! My sister-in-law is a very creative person and paints fab pots which sell like hot cakes. So I felt I had to make something different for her this year and came across an idea on Joey's blog which led me to research how to do it. I know my sis-in-law loves cats and I have some stamps that were very detailed so have stamped some moggies on my candle. At least it will make her wonder how I did it!!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Willow sketchie

Another week has gone, where does the time go? I have been so busy with things that my crafting has had to take a back seat, but then I saw these Sarah Kay stamps while browsing for a stamp pressie for another crafty friend and I just had to buy it!! The detail on these stamps is amazing and of course now I want them all and I want them now!! ( Stamps feet and jumps up and down!!!) I know that this will not be happening though as hubby has never really understood my need to buy yet more stamps!! Haven't I got enough already????!! Bah humbug!! Still I think I deserve another little pressie to myself from Santa as I have been good most of the year!!

Anyway, thanks Sharon for another little willow sketchie which I just had to do. The sketch was very inspiring and I love it so much that I am going to make a few more similar to this as I need to make some birthday cards for an exchange that I take part in with my cross stitch friends. I used my lush H20s to colour the image, hence its vibrancy.

Forever friends challenge

Lacking time this week, I have made a very quick photo frame. The challenge this week over on the Forever friends blog was " Not a card" Well technically speaking this is not a card as it has a stand at the back and the photo can be removed and replaced with a much nicer one!!!

I have used the cute companions christmas cdrom choosing to use the design set and an insert. I have also used one of my favourite forever friends stamps. If hubby is really lucky he may get this for chrstmas from me!!!!! Only kidding I think he knows what I look like by now!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Willow sketchie

This is the willow sketchie for this week and my interpretation of it.
It was quite a challenge this time! Finding suitable images among my stash was tough as most of them are quite large! In the end I used two stamps for the main images and the cute companions stars for the background. I still quite like the finished article!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Forever friends

Just can't get enough of these little bears!

Gosh, where has the week gone! I just seem to be snowed under with work and so little time! Still have managed to get a few cards in and have to say that I have been disapointed with the shop bought cards that have darkened my letter box! I know that's so ungrateful and I should think it wonderful that people send me them but the quality of the cards is shocking and they just seem very bland............Hand crafted cards are just so beautiful and I love them!..........

Monday, 1 December 2008

And another using the same image as I had enjoyed colouring that image again! I really love these forever friends stamps. The detail on them is fantastic!
Here's my attempt at a contemporary Christmas card! I loved colouring this image! The background paper is either funky fairies or Pink petticoat. Not sure which as they both have the same paper!