Thursday, May 31
Leave a message to this post if you want to join in, I will take 3 others (so that will be four including me) all in the UK please for this first one. The next one I will take anyone in the world, as long as you promise to share your creation once you have done it. And also as a further note, it seems to be that once there has been the first challenge, one of the people from that group do their own one with the same people until we all get a turn.
Would love to see who wants to play!!
Wednesday, May 30
ABOVE is the BIG view of the box - below are close ups of the sides ect
I have had fun getting all girlie and blingy these last few days. Fitting it in between naps ect and I can finally reveal it. I am not totally happy with it, I feel the front needs "something" else, I might add the word "Caz's" above the bellas . I will re post if I do.
There are a few photos, front sides and back ect. my camera is a bit blurry today, I keep taking new photos and its the same each time. Sorry!
Tuesday, May 29
Carrying on from yesterdays blub, Harvey has indeed found Charlotte alive and well in our hallway. A tiny spider on the step ladder than Darren brought in from the garden to get into the loft. Harvey talks to Charlotte and forces me to say Hello when we pass her. She's ok, shes small, about 2 pin heads in size, so I can cope with that. Had she been any bigger she would be out the door like a shot! Oh and he must of liked it as at 8:30 this morning he was watching it again, asking me to vow that I wouldnt cry again. [dont tell him I did though] its a great film though, a story I remember from my childhood and I remember the little runt guinea pig that I loveingly called Wilbur and hand fed through a pipette, sadly he died, I did try though, and I cried and cried when he died :( Funny the things you remember, enjoy and try to pass onto your kids.
Monday, May 28
Right, I'm off again, Caiden is napping and I want to get going on my current project, a storage tin for my bella stamps.
Sunday, May 27
Wednesday, May 23
The background paper is doodlebug, the gem is doodlebug also. Needed a flower for this card, but the glitter pot does not have many for sale so I thought I would make my own with ribbon. I swiped the pink ribbon with orchid brilliance ink to make it a bit brighter.
For this card I was inspired by the girls ice cream to make a fun circle background. I punched three large circles in fun colours. These were stuck onto a pink base card. I used a black thin pen to add stitching marks. I stamped a small circle with a white brilliance inkpad. I outlined the circles with crystal glitter glue. The girl was stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils. The wording circle is also Penny Black. Added a prima flower and doodlebug gem.
I was really pleased with both cards. Got to make two more girlie cards tonight, using the sizzix "so girlie" dies. I'll post them tomorrow :)
Monday, May 21
This one is from doodlebug and is their clear "friends" set. These flowers are so funky and fun, I do love doodlebug so these stamps were right up my street. I have coloured these partly with chalks, partly with pencils.
Friday, May 18
I stamped, Yipee!! I FINALLY used one of my birthday Bellas. Arent they cute? I also finally used my plasma flowers that I showed you the other week. I punched them and threaded them through the ribbon, they look cute dont they?
Bellas coloured with watercolour pencils and waterbrush. Papers are doodlebug.
Bit of a quick card whilst Caiden was napping, I have to think what I may want and bring it all downstairs so its not anything special, but was pleased to be able to stamp, colour and use my plasmas shapes :)
To see more info on these plasma shapes click on the "plasma" word in my labels list on the right of the screen.
Thursday, May 17
Wednesday, May 16
I must say his bigger brother Harvey was much better on eating it, but even he does look like he had brown lipliner on!
Kids dont ya just love em'. And this was about the 3rd clothes change of the day!
Just had to share that with you.
For my class Saturday I have been using doodlebug friends flower clear set http://www.craftsulove.co.uk (and click on doodlebug stamps) and they are FAB, fallen in love with them and I have already told the shop they arent having them back! also their cute stick alphabet will be mine as well [evil cackle] I have to tell you a funny about these stamps, well it wasnt funny last night but it is now...... I made a card, cut four squares of background paper in doodlebug papers. Stamped flowers onto bazzill card, added a little pencil, stamped the stems onto the paper, stuck the flower heads down. Proceeded to add the words with these cute little sticks.... they are self assembly, rubber and foam on bottom and stickers on the top and I was mounting them as I needed them. OK frienb what the *%&%£( frienb!!! BBBBB where the heck did that come from!! LOL you know what its like, b and d look the same but the wrong way..... I grabbed the wrong one and boy was I miffed about it.... the last touch on the card and I did it wrong.... where there is a will there is a way and I was determined that all was not lost, I printed friend (yep d) onto a piece of cardstock and will stick that in place. Still will give me a little story for my class.
Saturday, May 12
Darren popped to work for a while and told me to think of where I wanted to go. We are a bit short of money right now so I was thinking of somewhere that wouldnt cost us a lot of money. We went to a pub for lunch and it was two for one there so we saved money!! Caiden and Harvey had a great time and we ended up going to the Wacky Warehouse for a hour of soft play, ball pits ect... Harvey LOVED it, Caiden loved crawling everywhere and kissing himself in the big soft mirror!! LOL I enjoed the meal and enjoyed even more being with my family and seeing the boys so happy and being with Darren also. Things like that dont cost the earth and are priceless.
Caiden has just started walked back and fourth across the living room with his little push along truck, it wont be long before he is walking properly, he is cruising around the furniture all the time and crawls so quickly.
When we got back home I decided to declutter the bookcase that was in the kitchen and just full of JUNK and took the bookcase upstairs to my craft room, it looks great there. It would have been perfect to spend some time crafting up there today but I have had a headache all afternoon so it would be hard to concentrate and I should really go now and rest my eyes.
Thanks for all the messages on the cricut forum and the cardmaking forum I belong to.
Thursday, May 10
Wednesday, May 9
So here she is, my first Minnie! and this card is for my friend in the USA who made these carts possible for me!! Thank you so much... this card will be winging its way to you shortly.
I cut this at 5" and also cut a grey shadow to layer the whole lot onto.
Tuesday, May 8
Hmmmm, dont know about you but I was dying to do it all day, so I did.... Yep cranked up my cuttlebug to see if I could embossed those little plasma shapes!! LOL what else?? Tee Hee Oh and by the way they did emboss. But it wouldnt cut with the cutters, that was too bad :(
Great mail day, the mouse and Bellas have landed so I am in for a fun night, power permitting. First job is to make a thank you card for my special friend in USA who helped me out. (again)
Monday, May 7
Needless to say I am thrilled that I over brought these, I actually have about 4 unopened packs which include pink, blue, green, yellow and more colours to play with and I can make 100's of embellishments with these!! My challenge for myself is to make a card using these, that will be my next card for my blog.
Just wanted to share this little gem with you, check out your local stationers you never know what you can find.
1/Stamp bird with ink and colour lightly with prismacolour pencils, blend with stumps and sansodor liquid.
2/Stamp flowers image with dtream dye ink and lightly colour using the aquabrush to make the outline run.
3/Stamp white flourishes onto blue bazzill base card
4/Take length of ribbon and tape to back of white card, wrapping around the front of the stamped panel, take smaller length of ribbon in different shade and tie this onto orginal ribbon.
5/Make photo corner by shaping a triangle of cardstock. Mount white card onto basecard and then add photo corner. Add detailing to outside of white card using the narrow black pen.
Would love your comments on this card. Thanks
Saturday, May 5
Sorry, I could never resist a pun on words.... so finally I went up and looked at my card. I kinda liked it, kinda didnt so I chopped it some and was happier. I think this card looks nicer in real life than it does the photo. The colours are a weird choice of mix, but I like them, I maybe should have added more pink to the birds, but I didnt know I was going down the pink route until I was there. I still want to play with this set more, perhaps when I am feeling more creative I will do better. Thanks for looking.
I'll go back to what I have done so far later and maybe I will feel happier about it all then, maybe I wont and it will end up in the bin.... we'll see.
Boys are sleeping, husband is out polishing his car?! (men eh?) I have been doing housework and moving things about... wonder how long it will take Darren to notice I brought the tumble dryer downstairs? (bit silly really, I had visions of me tumbling down with my tumble drier) anyway I didnt so thats OK. Any of you get these mad fits of moving things?? I am terrible, I move furniture all the time. Thing is, I get it into my head I want to, and I can not rest until it is moved and as Darren doesnt share the joy of moving rooms around it usually means I do it on my own with him guarding the boys from their mad mother! And results in me ended up needed a radox bath from all the aches of pulled muscles :O(
I think I have waffled enough today, I feel like I need to add cards on here all the time to keep people interested in my little 'ol blog, but for now a load of rubbish typed by me is the best your gonna get.................................
OK Boys are still sleeping and my butt is stuck in Harveys bean bag chair.... sooooo... I thought I would carry on this ramble. And here I attach a photo of a card I made at a recent demo. I was using a paper from Crate, I am sure that is spelt wrong but I think you know what I mean, anyway we sold out so I decided to show people how to make there own.
Here is a MINI TUTORIAL ALERT!!
Materials Used : Decorative chalks, cotton wool ball, dauber duos.
Take a folded 6 x 6 card and place in front of you. Place a piece of copy paper so it is covering the top third of the card. Swipe the cotton wool into the chalk to create a band, as you are getting near where the bottom of the band would be, simply flip the paper down and again use as a mask for the chalk. Take a selection of dauber duos and use them directly onto the coloured strip. REMEMBER to ink them both on and part off the coloured stripe to give a better look to the dotty pattern. You can use the paper again to mask so the spots are not going below the coloured strip. SIMPLE SHRIMPLE!
a great big cyber hug for you my friend and I hope to see you soon. xxxx
I am determined that this weekend I will play with my ribbons and bird stamps, infact I did manage to stamp, colour and cut the birds out yesterday so I just need to assemble them somehow. I did not mention it, but last weekend when I was demoing I was lucky enough to meet the lady (Shari Carrol) from Hero Arts USA who made the cute little birdy cards that you see on their website, she was a lovely lady and I was honored to meet such a stamp artist as her. Her look is very different, she is into collage and has just written a book on it, but I think as crafters we can learn to admire all types of work.
Speak to y'all later!
Wednesday, May 2
Another beautiful day here. Just brought Harvey some school shorts and he looks sooooo cute! The best thing is they are NO IRON!! YIPEEE I HATE HATE HATE ironing and no word of a lie I rarely do it. We just all walk around crumpled! :o) thank goodness the days of "proper" school shirts are gone and polo shirts are fine, still they do get a little crumpled but I like to either dry them in the drier to hang them out quick and hope for the best..... theres certainly better things in life that to iron, I just end up chasing the creases around with the iron and ending up with something MORE crumpled that before....
Have a great day! From Stamping Chirping Crumpled Caz!
Tuesday, May 1
- Mickey and Friends and Mickey font cartridges - SHIPPED YIPEE
- Beautiful ribbons from Candice - Here YIPPEE
- StampingBella order for my birthday pressie - SHIPPED YIPPEE
I'll be sure to let you know when they come and share with you any creations I make, there is nothing more inspiring than "new stash" to get the creative juices flowing.
Please excuse lack of cards Caiden is sleeping but I just dont feel creative today, hence the no cards and the unbundance of waffle!