Monday, 31 August 2009

A bit of a theme this week

Friday will be our 10th Wedding anniversary so there seems to be a bit of a wedding/anniversary theme with this weeks makes.  I have been working on a card/book that some one suggested on the Docrafts forum for a anniversary card.  I have finished the actual card its just the bits and bobs now to go on it and I need to work out a way of fixing it together.  I will show you when I have completed it, including cheesy wedding piccys lol!!!

Soooo to start this week off I have made a wedding ATC with one of the lovely pictures Cheryl sent me, I love the burgundy cushion so worked with that theme.  Backing paper, ribbon and buttons are all from my stash the ribbon with pearls was from my good friend Lisa. 

Hope you like her!  Off now to sort out the guinea pigs as the shed is being moved, so I can be closer to them awwwwwwwwww,  Hubby has spent all week creating a new patio for the shed to sit on, what a star he is!!!!
Byeeee for now!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

New Stash

Here is the stash I have bought to play with this week!  I am dead pleased with it all and cant wait to have some time to spend playing with it when the kids all go back to school! 

 Papercraft mag, not one that I usually buy but the stamps on the front attracted me, I usually buy mags that have decent freebies rather than what the content is lol
 New little stash drawers for all the bits and bobs I have in boxes, the papers are papermania ones I love them and have had my eye on them for a while and they were £1 cheaper than normal at the range so they fell into my basket lol

That's it for now ladies I hope you are all having a lovely sunny shiney day!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A surprise Package!

You know what? I am so lucky to have made some very lovely blogging buddies in blog land!  Today I received a surprise package from the lovely Cheryl she makes the most fabulous creations, her work is truly inspiring, if you haven't seen her gorgeous blog already then I demand that you get on over there and have a look NOW hehehe!!!!!!  Here is the link Cheryl's Blog

What was my surprise package well it was all this fabby stuff in this pic including the wonderful connect a tag (not sure what its called so I am calling it that for now hehehe)

Isnt this tag fabulous!!!

Cheryl thank you sooooooo very much!  With out friends like you I wouldnt be able to do as much crafting as I do, you are a star!

A card and Atc

Here are yesterdays creations a card using Paper mania papers, I just love blue its my fav colour!  The image is from a blog candy I won over at Taffy Craftys Creations, I have coloured her with my pro markers.  The ribbon is from my stash as well as the buttons and gems (actually gems are the paper mania ones)  The sentiment is from the freebie sentiments that came with a creativity mag.
I also used the same papers to decorate inside the card and used a oval of plain blue to write a message in.

The second of yesterdays makes was this atc, I used freebie images including the butterflies, I lost the link of the fab site which I got them from if its yours then please let me know!  I found it altered bits and I think the 2 lovers sat together maybe one of Junes freebies over at Art Freebies  The black and white card is from my stash and the thread too.
Phew thats all the makes so far this week, wil hopefully be back with some more!
Have a fab week all!

First of this years Christmas Cards

Finally I have taken pics of this weeks makes so far!  Here is the first!

This is the very first Christmas card I have made this year, I think I am a little behind, so many of you have quite a pile developing, I am terribly unorganised! I wanted to make a chrimbo card that was brighter than the normal Christmas reds, greens and golds, so used some funky christmas papers from a mag I got last year.  The image is from Pink Gem Designs and its brilliant to colour!  I have used some glamour dust on the snow man and falling snow, coloured with Pro markers.  The sentiment reads Christmas Hugs.
So now you have to let me know what you think, your comments are greatly appreciated!  Thanks for popping by!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Quick candy post!!!!

Just a quickie hehehe there is some fab candy over at A load of old Blogocks! Blog that may be of interest to lots of you!  Get on over quick as its only open until the 26th August!!! Whilst you are there have a look at the gorgeous work Caz does! 


PS Just found the camera batteries so will be back tomorrow to show you my creations!!!

I am still here

I have been a bit of a bad blogger this past couple of weeks, I have been spending time doing other things and my hubby has taken a couple of weeks off to spend with us too so I havent really been able to get crafting.

I have however completed 2 atc's for a swap that have been sent, unfotunetly I forgot to take a picture tut tut.
Yesterday I made a christmas card which I will  hopefully pop up later when I find the batteries for the camera.

Last week I ordered creativiny magazine and it arrived the next day as always, cutting edge crafts are brilliant and postage is freeeeeee so I dont need to wait for the Range to stock it, I get it early.  This month it has lots of christmas ideas in and some freebie christmas ribbons.

Please dont forget that there is candy on the sophisticat blog, a brand spangly new challenge blog which is about to launch in september.  Get on over become a follower, Steve has a cryptic quiz at the moment that you can take part in this closes on the 25 august so thats tomorrow!!!   You can find all the picture links in my side bar, also some of the fabulous sponsers of this new blog are listed in the side bar too!

Catch you soon!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Teen Card

I finally managed to sit down today and have a little tidy of my very messy craft space and have ago at making a card.

I followed the brilliant sketch over at Moving Along With The Times blog, and this is what I came up with. I have used Pro Markers to colour, Image from A friend, Flowers are paper mania, buttons and sentiment from my stash and papers are from the Forever Friends range.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and have a look at my work I really do appreciate it!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Blogger Bother

I am having quite a few blogging problems at the moment one of which is losing all the lovely blogs I follow, so if I haven't been around to comment on your lovely work or to say hi please bear with me as I am totally lost! Apparently this seems to be a widespread problem at the moment and the high powers of blog land are trying to sort it out and have promised it will all return!

Fingers crossed!!!!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Westie Card

I saw this lovely stamp on ebay a few weeks ago, its by Little Claire Designs , if you haven't heard of her you really should pop over to her site and have a look at some of her fab stamps. She does these lovely westie ones but she also does random things like VW camper vans and well things you wouldnt really think of but would find useful for card making.

As I have a westie called Pinky here is a pic of her highness lol

I thought I would have a pop at making a card with a westie that looked like her, so here it is, I am sorry about the quality of the picture its either too bright here or too dark inside I just cant seem to get it right lol.Papers are from a docrafts goody bag I think they were in the dasiy and dandilion collection, cant be sure. The card, woof letters, buttons and ribbon are all from my stash as well as the card. I added touches of colour to her using Ivory pro marker and her coat is coloured using pro markers too. Oh and before I forget I have gone around the words Woof with glamour dust.

I think its the perfect card to say thank you for looking after the westie whilst we go away, just have to go on holiday now hehehe.

As always I love your comments so if you pop by please let me know what you think!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Help Please!

I leave everything to the last minute I know lol Its my sons 4th Birthday this Saturday and he loves Dr Who and I need to make him a card. Does anyone know where to get some freebie papers that would look good or do you have any idea where I can find Dr who goodies that would look great on a card?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you!!!

Brand Spanking New Challenge Blog DT Call!!!!!!

Right there ladies and Gents there is a brand new challenge blog coming this way soon!!! Its going to be a great one!

What's it called I hear you say well heres the banner you can click this to see the blog or just click Sophisticat Challenge Blog Yes I know there is nothing on this page yet but you need to pop over to Lisa's blog to find out more details of what to do to become a DT memeber.

Here are a few details for you, Lisa & Steve are currently looking for 4 DT members to join their team , its a team with a difference and Benefits too, it promisies to be a fun challenge blog with a lot more than just craft! Pop over to Allissa's Design to read more details of this fab new blog and what you can do to either enter to be considered for the DT or just how to become a follower, get ready for the challenges to begin!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Some Awards

I have been awarded some lovely awards some of which I was given a while back but haven't sorted tut tut!!! I would love all my followers to take one or all of them as there are so many of you who deserve it, the comments & support you give to me and others is what keeps me crafting you are all such wonderful people!

So here we go with the most recent I was given by the lovely sam, of Mays Daze blog I have received one from Spyder of spyders corner another from Lisa of Allissa's design and one from the lovely Lace Ribbons and Blows Blog

The circle of friends award has a rule of stating 5 things that you like to do here we go, and to all those who take awards you must do this too!

1. I like being with my famly family including pets
2. I like blogging which includes meeting you lovely bloggers!
3. I like crafting
4. I like walking my westie, Pinky!
5. I like learning new things!

So there you go please take what you would like and have a fabulous week!

Monday, 3 August 2009

I cant believe it!

I have won June of Junes arty retreat's Blog Candy!!!! I am so thrilled it has lots of fabulous goodies in that I just cant wait to get my hands on! Here is a piccy of the fab candy! When it lands I will show you in more detail. I feel so lucky this week I hope it doesnt end!Have a fabulous week everyone!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Whoop Whoop!!!

Have you seen my new fabulous banner? Up there saying Dazie Delights! Its fab isn't it!!!! Lisa made me this lovely banner for me and I love it! If you haven't already seen what other banners she has made for fellow bloggers then please take a look at kreative Banners Blog to get an idea and see details of how you can get one of your very own!

Thank you Lisa I absolutlely love it!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The creations I have made and not shown yet.....

Gosh that was a long title lol. Well I have given it a fair few days and I am bursting to show you what I made for Lisa over at Allissa's Design . I used a fabulous image from the June over at Artfreebies and as soon as I saw her I thought Lisa would love her so I had ago at making my first proper tag. Here she is:I have used some sheer fabric over the main tag and then used some glamour dust over some swirls and dots I created using a glue pen. I also added it too the wings. I added ribbon & gems from my stash and wholla my tag.

Then here are my 2 Atc's I made for a swap on June's forum. The theme was buttons and Bows. I decided to do one bow one and a button one. Silly me was in such a hurry to take a pic I forgot to take them out of their wallets but I think you can still see them!I think this will be my final post for today hehehe! Have a great weekend all!

I won !!!

Yes I know 2 posts in one day I may even do another after this one lol!!!

I just wanted to tell you that I won the lovely twiddlywings set 2 digi stamps from over at pollycraft tales (shown Below)!!! I have them now and wow they are gorgeous!!! You have to nipp over and have a peek at all Paula's fab designs, she also very generously gives away a fabulous image free every Friday and this weeks is a fab dragon! I will obviously be showing you all of my creations once I have the time to sit down and work with these fab images! Oh and I forgot to say that the twiddlywings set is available from today! All the images are a brilliant prices too!!! Get on over there and become a follower!!!!

Not a card but a guinea pig!

I had a call in the week asking if I would take a lovely little sow who goes by the name of Layla. Of course I said yes and last night off we went to collect her and all her bits and bobs. Here she is;

She is coming up to 4 but I think she may possibly already be 4 going on 5 but she is a sprightly little lady and has been wheeking the house down already this morning which set Bernie our indoor guinea pig off lol.

I am hoping that she will bond with Ruby who is a lone sow I already have, so fingers crossed for this afternoon when they will meet. Oooo and then we are off to see the G Force Movie woooo hooo which of course is all about guinea pigs!!!!

Have a fab saturday all!!!