Sunday, 30 November 2008

Christmas Tapestry Stamps

I always forget I have these little beauties in my stamp box yet when I use them I love them.
It was the recent play day of a group of imag-e-nation forum buddies that reminded me to get them out and I'm so glad I did.
I used distress inks antique linen and walnut stain on the topper to age it a bit and a PTI Silent night sentiment.

Friday, 28 November 2008

New header

And I'm chuffed to bits
Ive managed to make my own background it took a bit of tweeking and Ive had to change my colour of my header a bit but I did it.
I've changed it for the holiday season
a bit early for me as I dont normally go Christmas until the 1st Dec
but with the week that Ive had and the weeks coming up
Im sure I would have forgotten to add it so now its done LOL.
Have a Wonderful Christmas everyone
even with the crunch

Earning cashback

We all do it with our loyalty cards with various shops
Well here is a new way to earn cash back with the sun newspaper.
just click on the link and start saving a few pennies.
With the credit crunch here and it looks like to stay.
I say every penny counts.

Blog Candy's about again

got some gorgous Pink Candy up for grabs with a Whiff of Joy Stamp.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Tagged


by Bev
With this tag I have to give 7 interesting facts about me.
And pass the tag on to 7 more people, so here it goes
Where do I start, I can't guarantee they will be interesting
1. I hate drying up the washed pots,drip dry is my philosophy not so Hubby's lol.
2. Im always writing a to do list and never get half of it done.Where does the time go I'm sure someones hiding a few minutes here and there.
3.Im a sucker for chocolate especially Throntons Continental Ive been known to fight over a vienesse truffle
4.My favourite colour has to be red.Its so rich and warming.I always smile when I see it.
5. I absolutley loathe marzipan Christmas cakes not too hot either They look lovely but still cringe when I think of the marzipan
6. I love to have an afternoon watching films like Beaches and Stealing magnolia's
without anyone in the house as they make me cry
Hubby just doesnt understand ( they dont do they lol)
7. Ive been scuba diving in Cyprus and loved every minute of it.
There you go now you know a little bit more about me.
Now who to pass this onto:

Sunday, 23 November 2008

How beautiful.......



and I really appreciate this award from Bev.


This award states that:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships.These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends,They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated,Please give more attention to these writers.

So, in keeping with the traditions of this award, I would like to pass this onto the following people who have inspired me to take a step out of the box, get out of my comfort zone and do something different and enjoy it at the same time ......
I have so many friends I can think of to pass this onto
SO this goes to all my friends new and old
I appriecate every one of you.


Sunday already

Can't believe the weekend has gone so quick...
I had a delivery yesterday of my pink bind it all
Yipppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Still waiting for some stamps to come though
WHY.....
when your waiting for delivery's they never come when you want them to.
so all the cards I wanted to finish will have to wait til Monday afternoon now
Think I'll make the most of today catching up with projects that are half finished you know the ones that sit in that box and you look at them everyday and think I'll make that into something and it never gets done
Debbie has some fabulous candy up for grabs
as well as Kristine has some wonderful candy too

Friday, 21 November 2008

Got a visitor for the weekend again



Oh and I love having her and her mum too.
She's full of cold and started coughing now,poor mite
A few minutes of Tikka Billa had her smiling and quiet.
I think I'll be having a sleepless weekend.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Flippin men....new sheets from La Pashe


The footballer from the La Pashe range at
I was going to mount him onto an aperture card but then thought a little, and used him as a topper. The reverse image I'm using on another footballer card so two cards will be made out of one sheet.

Monday, 17 November 2008

I've got an orange theme going on


at the moment I think
It's strange how seasons affect your crafting,I've been into browns,oranges and reds of late. I loved this image so much I just had to make another card with it.
Coloured again in copics, with some dcwv and stamp in up papers. I used the orange blog candy ribbon from Katie on this card as I love it I keep finding myself stroking my ribbon stash.
I know I'm sad but you know you all have a piece of paper or embellishment that you'd love to use but it just stays in your stash looking pretty LOL .

Sunday, 16 November 2008

My Mums been at it again....


Thought I'd share with you all .
Oh I wish I could crotchet
These little cuties were made from a pattern in her head ( she's too talented for her own good, my mum ) after she had seen something similar while on holiday in Italy.
She set to work and had made some of these up to hang on the Christmas tree.
She had me looking on the Internet for a fabric stiffener product called stiffy to help them stand up on their own (you can imagine what my search unveiled before I found it LOL) and now she's making them to order for an up and coming Christmas fair for my sister .

November fireworks......

And Yes Ive got my camera back working
This card has been waiting patiently to be photographed for the last week
The image is from spiral whispers,Kitty has some lovely images,
I was spoilt for choice when I was shopping on her site .
Ive coloured it with copic markers (note to self write down No's I used)
and then I found some dcwv papers for the background Ive had for ages so no idea where you would get them now.
I used the stickles I got from Katie's blog candy for the firework I love stickles

Thursday, 13 November 2008

I think Ive blown up my camera

and in the process my computer usb port
OOOOPppppppppppppppsssssssssssss
as it made a very strange sizzle sound when I plugged it in today to upload some new card pictures. My camera just shut off and hasnt blinked since Im hoping its just the batteries have died but it doesnt look good ( Told you it was on the way out ) So I will try and scan them tomorrow although I know the image wont be great from the scanner but hey ho us crafters will find an alternative one way or another.
Good news though Pheobe is on the mend and playing mum up so she's getting back to normal.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Have been babysitting a little angel

A poorly angel but she still shines when I see her.

Three little Carolers....


Yes I did it One of Taylor's sketches tecc41
I just had to stamp these little fellows up as soon as they arrived this week
I coloured them with my copics, used dcwv papers again and used a ribbon tag with some purple ribbon from my stash.
I just love purples as an alternative for Christmas
I apologise for the picture quality though my camera is on its way out I think and I will have to invest in a new one

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Remember....90 years Anniversary This year.

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Another up

I got this award from a wonderful person Jackie check out her blog shes a girl who knows how to have a laugh and a cry sometimes.

Thank you Hunny I love it
I'll sort out who to pass it on to in a bit

A week of ups and downs....


That ended in an up for me.
Yes we had a visit from Pheobe and her mum again and she was an angel
Its a practice run for her mum to leave her with her Nan for the first time as we have to babysit on Monday while Steph goes to a family funeral (not a place for babies)
and she was wonderful for her Nan while Steph went out hope Monday she is as good.
So my cards have been on hold and I guess I'd best get started again over the rest of the weekend
Enjoy your weekend all

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Blog Candy up on Bev's blog
and
its a super selection she's got up for grabs
Check it out

With Sympathy card..

I really don't like doing these but I did
I've distressed the background then added a slight pattern using Everyday blessings from PTI
I wanted to keep the colours muted and not black and white for this one.
I think its worked
Supplies: PTI stamps Every day blessings,Distress inks,walnut and paper,Nestabilities square and scalloped and Cream card stock

Monday, 3 November 2008

Christmas with Sarah Kay


I love this image it really brings Christmas home for me gathering the decorations for the home (I love decorating the tree each year) I coloured her with Copics and found my simply elegant papers out.
It's simple,cute and leaves me with a warm glow after Ive made this one.
I love Christmas
Supplies: Simply elegant papers, Sarah Kay stamp,Threading water punch,Copic markers,Brilliance ink Graphite Black and Pearlescent Crimson,ribbon and holly from stash.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Ho Ho Ho ......

He's so versatile another one to the pile from Kanban

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Santa Clause is coming to town


Oh I love the Kanban stuff,another quickie but effective one adding to the now mounting pile ready for Christmas.
Supplies: Kanban topper sentiment and card stock, Red card stock from PDA card and craft