Wednesday, 28 April 2010


If you haven't already realised Blogger has now changed the way we upload pictures to our blogs, its all to do with FTP and server space etc etc so you will need to have a direct link to your work. I use PHOTOBUCKET and have used it for years.  It is a pain to have to upload your pics to somewhere else then use the DIRECT LINK in the box here but once you get the hang of it you will be fine.  The direct link you need to use from photo bucket is the one listed as Direct Link and starts with http://i .  I hope this is of some help to those of you who haven't read about the change or are not sure. 

Other picture hosting sites are Flickr and picasa web albums I don't use either of these but they are similar to Photobucket you will have to register to use the service but dont fret it does take a bit of getting used to but once you know how you will be fine.

Technology is a wonderful thing isn't it LOL

Bye for Now 


Okay okay I know I have been missing for a few days please forgive me, I haven't been feeling my usual self so haven't been at my desk.  I have however finished my first DT project for Magical Crafts but you will have to wait until the weekend to see that and I do hope you will join in this fortnight.

Right so after chatting to my lovely blogging and now face book buddy Dawn Please check out her fabulous Blog!!!  Dawn has encouraged me to take part in WOYWW  This stands for 'what's on your work desk Wednesday'.  Why oh Why do I let myself get involved in these things I ask myself and I think you will agree when you see my work desk!!!!

So with out further ado here is my work desk *runs and hides*
You can see just some left over bits and bobs from my DT work, and basically all my bits of mess that need to be around me so I can work, this however is more tidy than it usually is (gosh I am so embarrassed, you haven't even see the floor!!!!  This is in our bedroom by the window and I can just about shut the curtains as my stuff sort of goes on to the window sill.

So there we have it.  GO get involved! Its good fun *dazie tells her self as she goes to clean her craft space*  Oh the shame!!!!

Catch you all soon I have seen there are some changes to the way we upload pics so I will make a new post incase you are unsure about how to do that.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

A digi fund - rasier

Hi all I just wanted to point you in the direction of a fantastic fund-raiser which involves this fab Digi Stamp
Emma Lost her Father in September last year following a accident at work, in his memory Emma and her family are raising money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Pollycraft are supporting Emmas fund-raising by donating the proceeds of this fabulous stamp 'Ronnie Relaxing'.
You can read more about Emma and the fund-raising that she is doing HERE

This stamp is only £1.50 All proceeds from the sale of this stamp will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. You can purchase it from Emmas Blog or direct from Pollycraft.

As well as this fabulous stamp you could also win some goodies from Emma as  thank you for supporting her and the fund-raiser, please see her blog for more details BUT more importantly go get the Ronnie Relaxing Digi Stamp!!!

I will be back later with a make, maybe even with this fab digi stamp!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Some Fantastically Exciting News!

I have been fit to burst all weekend after a email I received the other day. The email said  I had made the design team for Magical Crafts Challenge Blog!!!!  I love this blog as you can enter different craft techniques and alternatives , which I think gives us all the opportunity to have ago at some thing other than a card.  It is also fortnightly giving everyone plenty of time to submit their lovely work!  

This is my very first design team place and I am so very excited!!!!  I do hope that some of you will be able to take part in the challenges!  I am also excited to be working with some fantastic crafters, I have spent much of the weekend looking at their fabulous blogs!

There is a new challenge starting today the theme is 'Some thing For the girls' and the sponsor is the fabulous Stamping Boutique so why not check it out!
Catch you all soon

Friday, 16 April 2010

Fridays Makes

Oh wow this weather is simply gorgeous although still a tad cold.  Yesterday we thought we would take a trip to the beach only to find out just how cold it was, we quickly retreated into town and then off to the garden centre where they have a massive wooden pirate ship, the kids had fun I sat in the sun and hubby made me watch him eat a giant ice cream.  I am still on a diet so no ice cream for me boo hoo.

Today I made 2 more post it note holders, they are very popular!  Here are the final 2 for this week!
Backing papers for yellow post it - From my Blogging/forum Buddy June
Backing Papers for the purple post it - Daisy & Dandilion
Images - Digi Downloads from Pink Gem 
Star Gems and Pearls - Paper Mania
Border Punch - X Cut 
Coloured with Pro Markers
Everything else from my stash

Right finally if you haven't been over to SJlittlemusings blog yet then get on over, this weeks friday freebie is fantastic I really love it!  Whilst your there have a look at the other wonderful creations Sj makes :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Into Spring

Well it is very cold here in the south west, so cold my heating has had to go back on!!!! The children as still home on their Easter Holidays and we have had so many illnesses its unbelievable, we are hoping to get out tomorrow when we are all feeling better, fingers crossed the sun wont disappear and it will be a lovely day!
On to my card which has a spring theme to it, being yellows with a few little flowers and sparkle.  I have followed a sketch from the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. And I have used the Pink Gem digi Freebie (again) I am just loving the Pink Gem Stamps at the moment!
Here it is:

Papers - From my blogging/forum buddy June 
Flowers - from stash
Sentiment - freebie stamp from docrafts mag last year
Digi Image - Pink Gem
Border Punch - x cut
Card and Gems from my stash

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are;
Raise The Bar - Spring Theme
Kaboodle - Digi Girl
Crafty Angels - Favourites - Fav punch, sentiment, gems and Image!

Thats it for today.  Thanks so much for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments I really appreciate every single one.

Another post it note holder

Morning all, this is the first of 2 posts today, I just wanted to share with you the last of my post it note holders that I finished yesterday.  We haven't been in the garden much even tho the weather is gorgeous its blinkin cold!  Certainly not flip flop weather just yet, my feet are freezing! So I have had a little time to craft.

Here is the last of 3 post in note holders I have made, you can see the other 2 in the previous post;
Digi Image - Pink Gem
Papers - Papermania
Ribbon, gems & clip - Stash
Coloured with - Pro Markers
I have used card inside to strengthen the holder.
Thanks for popping by!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Note It...

Oh what wonderful weather we have been having!  Its a bit breezy here in the south west, a good day to get the washing dry, hopefully it wont end up in next doors garden eeekk

Yesterday I had a little spare time to have a go at some thing a little different, I haven't tried making a post it note holder before so thought lets have ago and here are the results;

Papers - From blog candy I won over at Taffy crafty Creations
Digi Image - Greeting Farm Digi
Ribbon & Clip from my stash
Coloured with  - Pro markers

Then I made this one with the lovely freebie image from Pink Gem 

Papers - oriental from papernania 
Image - Pink Gem
Coloured with - Pro markers
Ribbon, gems & clip - from stash

Right hubby has gone back to work and I have kids home all to myself, I feel a bake athon coming on oh and more of the dreaded house work.
Have a lovely day!

Friday, 9 April 2010

First Ever ......

Easel Card!  I am so chuffed with it, what do you think?  I have given you a front view a close up and a side view just in case lol
Papers - My Minds Eye
Image - A wondeful freebie from Pink Gem Stamps
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Flowers - From my blog/forum buddy Sarah
Gems - From my stash
Coloured - with Pro Markers (my new ones wooo hooo)
x cut border punch.

There are a few challenges that I want to enter this week and I think this card fits in perfectly.
Magical Crafts - Animal Antics - The little pussy cat
Crafty Card Makers - A challenging Challenge - My first ever easel card
Incy Wincy - Fancy Folds - Easel Card
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes 
Paper Play - Shiny Happy People + Sparkle - The gems and the little pink gem girly

Phew thats it, I am so pleased I managed to get all this done with some sunshine still left to go enjoy!
Thanks so much for popping by!

What day is it ?!!???

Where has this week gone?  I am totally lost as to what day it is, what happened to Easter it seems to have passed in a chocolate blur!  And what is this yellow thing that is now in the sky?  SUN we actually have SUN!!!

After having a little break and getting over illnesses, typical its the easter holidays and the kids are ill!!!  I will finally be back at my now very tidy craft desk ready to create.  I spent most of yesterday sorting out the guinea runs and giving them a lick of paint, hopefully this afternoon the pigs will be out mowing the lawn, they have to earn their keep you know!!!

Sooooo I will return wooo hoooo a bit later with a couple of creations I hope.  Here is a little piccy of some of the pigs enjoying the sun last year, trixie is the one pig who didnt want to take part in the photo shoot, tut tut!

Catch you soon!!!