Monday, 31 May 2010

Bank Holiday Monday

Nothing much to show you in the card making way today but I did want to update you on the forum fundraiser and share a picture of one of the LOTS that was won.  We raised just under £300 for 2 guinea rescues which is a amazing total and we are totally blown away by the items donated and by all those who bid and won items and those who just donated!  The actual grand total hasn't been announced as we are awaiting a couple of cheques to clear but wow its amazing!

As some of you know I make little fimo families of guinea pigs called Mini Wheekers and they are much loved by the people whom I make them for.  I have included sets in the auctions we do over at Guinea Pig Haven to raise money for guinea pig rescues and they are always popular.

This time around I was shown a pigture of my Mini wheekers being modelled by a lovely piggy who goes by the name of Patrick 
 Patrick is owned by a forum member and isn't he cute!  He is also sat on a beautiful crochet blanket made by Rebecca who has a blog and makes these wonderful creations to raise money for her own animals care. 
Right I am now off to enjoy the rest of my bank holiday monday, I really need to have ago on my new sewing machine which is still sitting under its cover on the side.
Bye for now!

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Magical Crafts DT - Metal madness

Its a brand new challenge over at magical crafts this fortnight and the theme is Metal Madness.....  You can enter a project of your choice doesn't have to be a card. 

We would like to see metal on your projects or maybe even something made out of metal. Metallic colours and card are included. As little or as much metal as you want!!

Here is My take on this weeks challenge.......

I have used -
Papers - DCWV
Image - cc designs Heidi
Coloured with - pro markers. edge - chalks by paper mania
Flowers - papermania
Brads -Making Memories
Punch - X cut
Sentiment - Ticket By Caz over at A load of Old Blogocks
Metal stars and butterfly from stash
Please Check out the other DT members Creations for some inspiration

I am not sure if I am too late but I am going to enter this card into the Quirky Crafts Challenge of Brown and Cream

By for now!

Friday, 28 May 2010

Thank you Fairy much

Ok so I have a little quick card to show you that I am going to enter in to a couple of challenges this week.  Wow I have actually managed to enter some challenges at last!
Here she is.............
I have used:
Papers - forgotten will check
Image - Freebie from Sj's little musings
Sentiment - from Caz over at A load of old Blogocks blog
Coloured with - Pro markers
Punch - X cut 
Flowers - from sarah blogging buddy
Pearls - papermainia

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Flutterby Wednesdays - open theme as long as it has a butterfly or some thing with wings
Paper Play - Up In The Air - Fairy flying with butterfly

Will be back on sunday with Magical Crafts project its a great one this fortnight!  Oh and you still have a small amount of time to join in this fortnights theme of Black White and One other colour!


Little Musings Freebie Day - DT Curtis

Oh how I have loved working with this handsome surf dude curtis by Sj's little musings this week, he is brilliant and with this gorgeous weather he certainly fits in so well!  I didnt want to make a card with him I wanted to do some thing slightly different, so I thought about doing some thing for outside and came up with little a simple straw accessory.  
They are really easy to make and this is all you need (excuse my messy mat!)
I would give you a tutorial but I think you can work out how to do them by just looking at them they are very simple and can be done with pretty much any image.
Isnt he soooo coool!!!!  Perfect for parties for men and young people or even a girly party or for some of you, you may need a gorgeous man to accompany you in the sun whilst your other man watches the footy!!!

So to get your fabulous freebie this week go check out little Musings 
Thanks for popping by I will catch you again over the weekend as I have another DT project in the pipe line as it will be a new fortnight for MAGICAL CRAFTS blog so please pop by and get involved.
Bye for now

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Argos Deal On Sewing Machine!

Hi all I am so busy this week what with extra pigs to care for as my parents are on thier hols and the kids have been home ill as well as lots of other things I havent been on to blog this week tut tut!!!

I thought I would tell you about a fab deal on a sewing machine I bought today or should I say my hubby bought for me.  It isnt anything super fancy might I just add but does sew different fabrics, perfect for card making etc.  I went to john lewis had a chat with the sewing lady and she said certain machines are just no good and wont go through certain thicker fabrics even thin fleece!!!  So I opted to go for this one in argos it WAS £174.99 but has been reduced down to £79.99 so quite good value for money.  Now I haven't had a go on it yet so I may be eating my words later lol I hope it will be as brilliant as I think!

Here is the link should you wish to check it out ARGOS SEWING MACHINE its a E&R classic.

Right must dash sis in law over for tea and things to do, catch you all soon!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Blissful weekend away

I have been missing this past few days, I could be found on a beach in Devon enjoying the sea and the sand!  I probably ate too much, spent too much and stayed out in the sun too much, but it was glorious we all had the best time.

Here are a few pics of what we saw when we went to the Dinosaur and Wildlife park. Which I can recommend but not for pushchairs or wheelchairs it is mightily hilly and I just about made it up and down in this heat!!!!
BOO... its me hehehehe,,.........
The sea lions were brilliant and so very intelligent!

 These little otters would do anything for the food that may be lurking in your bag tut tut!!!
 This little joey's mum had passed away and he was being hand reared, my hubby asked if he could give it one of the wallaby nuts we had left over and the carer said yes hop on over and give it ago, but all jowy wanted to do was hold my hubby's hand awwwwwwww

If you have watched the wolf man series on TV this is where he and his wolves are and they are fascinating I never thought I would be that interested but they really are amazing animals (but they absolytely stank!)  My daughter was very interested in them too and was found up close watching feeding time (the less details the better)!!!!

And lastly just one of the 3 very tired kids who slept the whole way home shhhhh.............
Back to crafting this week a couple of DT projects to be getting on with so I will be back!
Bye for now!!!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Butterfly Wishes DT Little Musings

I am hoping this is a friday and this has actually worked and you are here to view this weeks friday freebie from Little Musings! I am hopefully sat on a beach enjoying the sunshine!

I was a little stuck with what to do with this little cutey, my mojo has decided to leave me, probably out enjoying the sunshine whilst I slave away!  I made one card that I absolutely hated and its now sat in the yuck pile awaiting destruction for other projects.
Here is what I finally came up with and I lurve these colours!
I have used :
To colour - Pro Markers and gel pen in sparkly blue
Papers -Making memories
Punches - Tescos butterfly punch & x cut
Card - co-ordinations
Gems - paper mania
Sentiment is one from a docrafts goody bag.

Right if you haven't popped over to little musings then now is the time this little lady is freeeeeeee!!!
I will return with my mojo in toe soon have a lovely weekend!!!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Do you love Guinea Pigs?

I am not sure how many of you lovely people out there in blog land love guinea pigs as much as me, but I thought you may interested to know that the forum I run in the rest of my spare time is having a auction to raise funds for 2 guinea pig rescues that are close to our hearts!  Crawley Guinea Pig Rescue and Cavy Corner Guinea Pig sanctuary.
This is Little Bit our newest arrival here at Dazie patch, I found her in a petstore and spent a lot of time talking to her bottom as she would not show her face, and when she did I realised why she had been left behind.  She had a lot of hair missing by her nose and I guess it made her undesirable :(  Well not to me so home she came and she lives with my elderly lady Leila here they are together

Right Back to auction details lol..........
We have had some amazing items donated by some very talented people including Lesley Desanits who paints the most amazing paintings some of which are guinea pigs!!!  You must see her etsy store as there are other animals too and they are all just amazing!!!.  We also have a lovely print by another talented blogger called Lali here is her etsy store, now not only does she do fab pics of Guinea pigs she also covers a wide range of other crafts.

We also have a Holiday to Cornwall  and its in a amazing little tin miners cottage with a 4 poster bed!!!  Jewellery, crochet blankets, lots of cat related items and well lots lots more you just have to come by and have a look.  Bidding takes place on the forum a bit like ebay style and it will close on sunday at 8pm.
So if you fancy getting yourself a nice gift or some one else who may be a fan of guinea pigs oh and raise some money for guinea rescue then please pop by to Guinea Pig Haven Forum and Register!

Bye for now

Sunday, 16 May 2010

DT Magical Crafts #15 - Altered Box

This fortnight over at Magical Crafts we have a great theme for you!  It involves black white and one other colour.  The DT have come up with some fab work for this which you must check out, the possibilities are endless and of course you don't just have to make a card as we are a multi craft challenge blog so you could make a card, atc, tag or alter some thing!  
This weeks fab prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend at One Stop Card Crafts.  Not only that but all followers of Magical Crafts challenge blog have the opportunity of a 10% discount.  I have used this store and I can say the service is excellent!  Check out the challenge blog for more details!

Here is my take on this weeks theme of 
Black White and 
One other colour...............
.I have used a old box which was a card board jewellery box, it has a mirror inside.  I striped it back to its cardboard look as it had a picture and writing on the top.  I then covered it with this gorgeous Flocked Papermania paper.

I used-
a old unused box
Papers - papermania flocked papers
White pearls - Paper mania 
Butterfly - its actually 2 butterflies, they are from a local bits and bobs store 99p for lots of them but Papermania will be doing them soon for 1.99 a small pack.
ribbon, flowers and everything else from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Little Musings DT No2 tricky tricky!!!

Well this weeks was definitely one of the hardest images I have ever had to work with, I did have a minor melt down when I saw that she was headless!!!!  But I am always up for a challenge and well, where would we be if we weren't pushed that little bit further 
to see where our creativeness will lead!

Sj's freebie for this week is called 'Swing Life Away' when I looked at it I thought maybe just a poem with a child's theme or maybe some lovely children's invites to a party at the park, in the end I settled for a altered frame, with these little legs.  I have a piccy of my daughter at the park and thought it would fit nicely 

here is the before pic of the frame..............
(They are 3 for about 1.60ish at Ikea at the moment and they are not glass inner parts its plastic so no chance of smashing.)

And *drum roll please*.................... is the finished frame............
I have used - 
Pro Markers to colour
Papers are My Minds Eye, the flowers have been cut from a seperate piece of the same papers.
Green Ribbon is Papermania
Ikea plain pine Frame

Thanks so much for popping by I will be back at the weekend 
with my next DT project for Magical Crafts.
Have a lovely friday and don't forget to go and check out what the rest of the DT have done with this pair of lovely legs, over at Sj's little Musings Blog!


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

WOYWW no.49

Yep its that time again (being Wednesday) that we take a look at all those crafty places us crafty people sit at to do 'our stuff'

I have 2 projects on the go that you cannot see as they are DT projects so off limits until their offical day but I have had a couple of deliveries sat on my desk consisting of Pro Markers, a stamp and some fabuluous blog candy that I won over at Emmas Blog plus a gorgeous card from her too!  THANKS EMMA!!!  
If you haven't got involved in Emmas Fund-raising then nows the time to do it!  Emma has more blog Candy on offer check out the Ronnie Image (by pollycraft) in my side bar click it and check out the details and don't forget to go buy Ronnie!!!!

So with out further ado here is my WOYWW...............
Some of you asked what I keep in my little plastic drawers, well, in the black ones I keep all my flowers in their different types and in the ones with the white handles I keep brads, sticky gems and anything else that is small enough to go in them.

I will be back later on this week to reveal this weeks Little Musings DT project ( its a very interesting one this time around).  

Off to have a browse at some more WOYWW, I did manage to catch up with a couple of you early birds this morning with your WOYWW I am amazed at your organisation!!!  If you want to find out more about this WOYWW Then check out Julias Blog.

Byeeee for now!

Friday, 7 May 2010

May's First Musing with a Freebie

You may remember a little while ago I told you that I had been given the fab opportunity to guest DT in May for Sj over at Sj's Little Musings.  Well here is my first project(s) for this month......  
 A door hanging for my eldset sons room 
a post it note holder with pen.

I have worked with the fabulous Freebie Musing of GREY, isn't he great?  I think there are lots of  boy images out there but this one is so relevant to so many and sort of covers that middle age that we dont always know what to do or use.

Papers (Emo Style) - My blogging Buddy Susan Is starting Up her own online paper store watch this space for more details, the papers are brilliant and print so well!!!
Coloured With - Pro Markers and gel pen for small details
Stitching - done by hand 
Foam lettering - papermania
Skull and cross bones image is a freebie online
Buttons and everything else is from my stash

Thanks for popping by and I do hope you like what I have created this week!  
Bye for now

Monday, 3 May 2010

Fancy having your own digital stamp?

Sj over at SJ's Little Musings is offering one lucky blogger a fabulous prize!  
The prize consists of a chance to win a musing of you, some one you know a pet etc turned into a digital stamp!!!  Now that is a prize that I think is worth winning, just think of the possibilities!!!
The winner will get a mounted colour print of their musing sent in the post too. 
Wow weee!!!

Why not hop on over to Little Musings Blog and check out the details they are very simple!  And also whilst you are there pick up the fab friday freebie digital image of little Elenor.  Gosh thats 2 fabulous reasons to get on over and have a peek!

Catch you soon 

Sunday, 2 May 2010

DT Card Magical Crafts Challenge 14

Well here goes my first official Magical Crafts DT challenge post woop woop!

This fortnights challenge is based on this fabulous sketch put together by Joanne, the prize is $10 to spend at Simon Says Stamp.

Here is my take on this Sketch, I do hope you like it and please do pop by and check out the other dt's work each and everyone is brilliant!
I have used: 
Papers - Papermania male theme
Image - Ronnie this fab image can be yours for £1.50 proceeds go to Yorkshire air Ambulance check out pollycraft for more details or Emma's blog, there is a previous post about this fab fund-raiser further down!
Coloured with - Pro Markers
Buttons and everything else are from my stash.

Don't forget Magical Crafts is a fortnightly challenge and it doesn't have to be a card!
Have a great Sunday and bank holiday Monday and catch you all soon!
Bye for Now