Friday, 29 May 2009

Blog candies and Give away's

There are a few blog candy's and fab give-aways happening that I need to let you know about Here goes;

Allissa Designs Cabin- Has a brilliant freebie Friday happening, and its going to be every friday!!!
You must be a follower so become one asap and you need to participate in her blog by leaving comments etc etc which is only fair as her stuff is fab and she needs to know your are not just out for her fabby freebies!!!

The Crafty Pad - is kindly doing a 7 day give away of some of thier fabulous stamps you have to check the blog out everyday and leave a comment. Easy, you could be in with a chance of winning a lovely stamp!

Sassy designs - Susie has some lovely candy to give away but you will have to be quick as this one ends 31st May!

Crafty Dawn - Has some lovely Blog candy on offer, pop on over to her blog and check it out, runs until June 15th.

Amethyst My Life - Has some beautiful candy to give away, check out her blog too as her creations are gorgeous!

Thats it for now!

What a lovely week

The weather has been gorgeous and I have been spending time with my Kids and Guinea pigs. So not much time for crafting although I have managed to get some ATC's completed and in the post finally.

I think I will be doing a few atc's over the weekend, not sure what kind yet but I am just getting into the swing of things on the docrafts forum so will be hopefully making some more to add to swaps.

The pictures above are from the favourite stamp swap (atc) and the card and atc I made for a fellow docrafter she also has a gorgeous guinea pig!.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

A productive Day

Well I am feeling rather poorly at the minute, as my craft stash is in the bedroom I have been sat resting at the table making a birthday card for a little girl who will be 4 next weekend.

For the card I have used a tilda image, Backing papers from my stash, I cant actually remember where they are from but they are my favourite. The button is from my doocrafts goody bag so is the blue card strip. I have coloured with promarkers and glitter pens and everything else is from my stash.

The Atc is made with left overs of the card, the flowers are from the same goody bag as the button from the card.

I feel happy that I have managed to do this card with out getting cross about it not going right, I think being ill has just slowed me down a little.

Hope everyone else is well this week, its nearly the weekend hoooray!!!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Evening of ATC making

Yesterday evening whilst watching Holby city (which I never usually watch) and CSI (which I am going to give up watching) I decided to have a go at making some ATC's. I managed to make 6 altogether, 4 hopefully for a Daisy and Dandelion swap and 2 for a Summer/Holiday swap.

I used the dasiy and dandelion freebie stickers that were on a previous creativty mag, and some backing paper from the docrafts goody bag. Ribbon etc is from my stash.

The holiday Atc's were made with some bits and bobs from my stash.

I still have to pop up a card and atc that I have made but until the reach their destination they cannot go up. Unfortunely I couldnt get them in the post today as the post office was closed due to Health and Safety issues, what they were I have no idea. Hopefully I will be able to get them in the post tomorrow.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Bit Of a Nightmare week

Well last week my computer was hacked, it would appear they had some of my passwords one of which was to my ebay account, the cheek!!!! Thankfully ebay managed to sort it all but then I found other things that had been fiddled with, grrrrrrr. Then yesterday I managed to get got by the speed camera. I was all flustered by a police car that came whizzing up behind me arrrgghh!!! So from last week to this week things have been a bit of a nightmare!

Whilst away over the weekend we went to Drago Mills a sort of discount superstore in Devon, I hate the place but as it was raining it seemed like a good idea, a good idea that about 6 thousand other people thought of lol. Had a good scout around and then found the craft department, much to my hubbys disapointment lol. I picked up some forever friends goodies and a xcut kit also the doocrafts goody bag all for a lot cheaper than anywhere else. There was so much I could have bought but decided I had to put back because the basket was getting rather full.

So with a bad few days there has been a sort of good day in between. I have managed to make a card and atc will post them up soon.

Oh and whilst I am here there are some fabulous papers over at Allissa Designs Cabin this lovely lady has started offering a freebie each friday and last fridays papers are gorgeous!!!!!!! There is a little button in my side bar that will take you straight to her blog, you have to check her blog out the cards she makes are gorgeous too!

Have a good week, will be back to post more later.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Something Different

ATC's for a change, I have made these to hopefully go into a swap on the Do Crafts forum. The swap theme is anything, which is a easy one for me to start with as I dont know that many people there as yet, although they have been so lovely already, welcoming me. If you havent been over to the Do Crafts forum Yet then pop on over and say hi!

I have used the freebie paper mania butterflies what came with Creativity magazine a couple of issues back, some pink heart mini gems, backing papers from the Laura Ashley Range, the atc's are by paper mania, pre cut so they are ready to use. I have just run a pencil down the sides so the backing paper in the centre stands out a bit more.

I am pleased with the end result I hope the people receiving them like them too!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

£10 Pound Budget

I was instructed by my hubby that I was only allowed £10 to spend and that was it! I wanted some stamps of my own to work with so have been sitting on ebay for the past 2 days waiting on various stamps some of which went for silly prices and you would have been better off going to Funky Kits or other online stockists and getting brand new ones!

I didn't want just little girls like tilda I wanted some thing else, so I have gone for 'Bunny with Flowers' a sugar nellie stamp, a frog holding a flower by stamp boutique (I think) and a fab Pink Gem Designs stamp that I have had my eye on for a wee while, cat with cuppa I am hoping they will arrive in the next couple of days I am quite excited to have my first lot of lovely stamps.

If you get the chance check out the Pink Gem Designs site as they have offers on some of their lovely stamps or pop over to the Pink Gem Blog and see what has been created with these lovely stamps. Pink Gem also sell on ebay so keep a eye out for stamps there too!

So did I stay within my £10 limit??? Yes I did and there is about 52p spare!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

A Tilda Challenge

Over on the Docrafts forum there is a Tilda challenge, I thought this time I would have a go. The colours have to be lilac ( or any purples) Lime (or any green) 3 buttons, bling, plus a sentiment.

Here is what I used...
  • Dovecraft papers in shades of green and lilac
  • Lilac card From My stash
  • purple ribbon and Lime ribbon From my stash
  • lilac flower from wilkinsons
  • pink and green butterfly embellishments From my stash
  • lilac and green buttons from Silly Monkey Crafts
  • sentiment was sent to me by a fellow blogger
Coloured with water colour pencils and Promarkers.
I hope you like it, I enjoyed making this one.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Happy May Day!

I have been a bit busy this week but I wanted to make a card and eventually got it to look the way I wanted. I quite like this card I think I will pop some more of the backing papers inside to make it look extra nice.

I also made 2 ATC's this week, they are of 2 different Tildas, from the autumn range I think. I used my pro markers to colour.

Thats all for now off to enjoy the sunshine.