Saturday, 31 December 2011

Favourite cards I've made this year...

 What can I say there are so many and all hold a different memory
but this one has to be the one 

For Katie 
She will always be in our hearts and memories
 farewell 2011

Friday, 30 December 2011

It's friday.....

   ...2011 will be over soon thank heavens...... its not been one of the best years  but it has had its fab moments as well as its dismall  ones. Ive been so forgetful and disorganised more than ever this year Im surprised i managed to gaet anything done.Here's hoping 2012 will be much better, well I wont say better but different and Im writing everything down so I don't forget..... :)
 Todays antics Not a creation has been made at all today as I'm still sorting I took the christmas tree down as well as all the trimmings, it was lurking in a corner and it needed to be tidied up. I love it when Im in a tidy up  mood but now there's a huge gap and empty space that needs somethingput there  ah well ..... 
You  know I said my daughter had been sorting my flowers well here's
what she was sorting into,an hour and  three drawers later she had colour coded the flowers and got them all into their new homes apparently I don't need any lilac or pink  flowers (how little  does she  realise the need for more flowers)
The storage boxes  by  the way were a wonderful  find Pops pointed out  from Craft Super store  and look what fab offer they have at the moment. I'm sure they wont last very long.
I just need to get the rest of  my stamp collection filed and put away it does seem endless I had a huge pile of cd cases all empty and waiting to be loaded Im down to three OH MY .....
  I can see my craft spend in jan going on cd cases instead of goodies :(  why  does  storage  cost  so  much  its  madness  ...
I'm looking for a neat way to store my punches next 
any ideas folks ???? 

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Its thursday

...... Yep it is, Ive lost time, days, a week it seems over the holidays but it was well spent and enjoyed by all. Today they have all deserted me, off on their jolies with friends and family.I think I scared them yesterday as my daughter was kept for over an hour sorting  flowers for me lol, well she offered. 
You see Ive spent the last few days trying to make a card and I gave up....  mojo..... just wouldn't flow and I  kept getting in a tizz with  all the bits and pieces strewn across my cubby shed its only 6ft by 8ft and I  need more space so I gutted it all ,threw out many bits of junk I've accumulated over the last five  years and never used.Im still sorting 72 hours later.
I'd show you pictures but its far too bad honestly it is...... I was shocked ......flabbergasted at the amount of stuff I had especially when I was trapped in there and the only way out was through 12 reems of cardstock and 6 baskets of ribbon (and that was only what was visible and not hiding in the drawers  aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I think there is  no end to  the amount of stamps and paper I've accumulated.
And guess what.......  I got post today Yippppeeee!!!!!!
my very last craft buy of 2011 from the glitterpot sale and my first ever magnolia stamp, what am I like its took me an age to buy one of those (moomins as I call them )my friends will be proud lol. but I couldnt resist the sales and  as I'm on a strict buying regime from Jan 1st I thought I'd get in there as soon as I could the only thing is now I have to find somewhere to put it all  before hubby comes home and  thinks  nothing is array lol. So I'm off to get some more sorting done and hide this lot might  get a cuppa  made in between.... 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


 Its getting close now and I'm  running round like a headless turkey I'm sure 
thats why this post is scheduled and a really quick post it is  too  
the new whimsy magazine issue is out today 
You can find it Here
 Ive got a new position on the fabulous Whimsy magazine team
  a wonderful early xmas present :)

Here's one of the cards made for this issue

Whimsy Hollybelle image by Kathryn used

Goodies Used:Whimsy digi image,papers retired,copics,pearls and ribbon from stash.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Its getting closer ......

..... and the madness has stepped in. Is it me or  has  it come upon us real quick this year My  final shopping  items are purchased well almost and I have a date with an ironing pile and an oven  later on today for  Christmas cookies. Im still not in the Christmas mood and thats after making Christmas cards with Christmas music and watching a few Christmas movies I must  have had some grinch dust rubbed off on me this year.
  Ah well Im sure I can shake it off. Ive got a few more bits to show you of  what Ive made recently its a bummer when your  printer dies and your still waiting  for the man to fix it.


Goodies Used:Justinklined image copics, pearls and  sentiment from stash, Cardstock from papermill

Thursday, 15 December 2011

golfing buddies

 now I dont see the  passion for this sport but I know my dad  loves the game
  as do a few of my friends to each their own give me rugby any day.
 I'm still a headless chicken but I'm getting there some more shopping done
and wrapped a few gifts ohh I'm homeward bound ( I wish)

This image is from the digi prints by Justinklined

Goodies Used:Justinklined digi  print, copics, sentiment ????  background stamps  from stash and  momento ink

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Look what goodies are being released today

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps December rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 gorgeous new rubber stamps, 3 fabulous new Shapeology dies and 6 new Shape EZ templates and cut files today. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 21 December the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps, dies and Shape EZs with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12:00PM on 21 December.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...

Deb Routledge {Special Guest}
Ellie Stover
Dena Concienne {Special Guest}
Erin Bailey
Jacque Beddingfield {Special Guest}
Bev Rochester {Special Guest}
Tammy Louise Cunliffe

Here is a full list of the wonderful new goodies released today:

5 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Giraffes in Love ~ Lend me your Ear ~ Valentine Fairy ~ Love Birds ~ Jumbo in Love

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Atlantea ~ Groove Dude ~ Miss Fortune ~ Miss Thang

3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Lovey Pup ~ Lovin' Turtle ~ Loving Ewe

4 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Fluffy on the Lily ~ Rose and Felix ~ Sam's Special Delivery ~ Spring Bringer

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Everyday Circle Postmarks ~ Friendship Notables 2 (coordinating die available below) ~ Love Mini Tickets (coordinating die available below) ~ Stylized Notables 1 (coordinates with already released Notables 1 die)

3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Mini Ticket (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Notables 2 (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Country Heart

6 Shape EZ downloadable templates
Flip Tree ~ Magnolia Flower ~ Mini Rosettes ~ Pedestal Tag 1 ~ Sparkle Holiday Pin ~ Bow Pin ~ Take Out Box

Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop back  to the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!
  I  know whats going on my Christmas list Er  Hubby  .................

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Cold, cold,Christmas

 and its getting colder it seems Im  sorry Ive  been  awol this week  
too many things to do and so little time as always 
  works nativity done,works party done, ecards sent
cards for friends still  doing, shopping  still doing ,DT stuff  still doing , 
running round like headless chicken still doing ( I think I'm doing well then lol) 

 Here's one of the  fabulous images from Lia for Whimsy 
  I  love the simplicity of these trees 

Best go get some more cookies made for Christmas boxes

Goodies Used: Whimsy digi  image and sentiment,copics, black and white cardstock and  stickles ( simples )

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Whimsy inspiration challenge

 this week is Patterns and pearls
join in the challenge HERE
 Here's my card I created super quick as Ive been so busy I shut my shed and nearly forgot to create it. Ooops cant you tell its getting close to Christmas and the silly season 

Whimsy's Santa snowman by Crissy image used with  Moon Cookie digi papers
and I'm the silliest one of all saying I will make loads of biscuits and cakes  
I best get cooking lol

Goodies Used:Whimsy image ,sentiment stamp,digi papers,stickles liquid pearls and  red pearls from stash.