Wednesday, October 31
For this card I have used the cuttlebug embossing folder with snowflakes from The Glitter Pot, Dovecraft Paper from The Glitter Pot, ribbon also from the Glitter Pot, Christmas flower was a gift but I know you can get it from Craftwork Cards, watercolour pencils, glitter glue and lastly zoomz from Stamp Galaxy. All links can be found on the right hand side tool bar.
Tuesday, October 30
OK..... the winner of the Bella was comment number 21 who is Patsy!! Well Done. I LOVED reading all your fav books... awww it seemed like I was stirring happy memories for you too :)
I have emailed you Patsy for your address.
Monday, October 29
Blimey it was scary, I have a headache from no food or drink for almost the whole time. Darren came down at about 3pm with sandwich, drink ect, he had to go an pick H up from school and take time off work to look after Harvey.
I dont want to do this again.
Sunday, October 28
Then this afternoon whilst kids were playing with Daddy I made this next card. I made it using a 12 x 6 inch piece of card to make a 6 x 6 criss cross, I used the instructions to the top right (Alternative Instructions) works well and saves some card which is always good. :)
The colours are really bad, I may well take new photos tomorrow IF we have daylight, but I wanted to share with you today so these will have to make do.
Saturday, October 27
Friday, October 26
*** rant alert dont read if you dont want to!! ****
Thursday, October 25
The Reason I cut her bags out of one of her hands was that I was going to make her walk a dog in the other hand but it didnt suit this card so I did not do it.. yet
I am thinking postie might come today and bring me something to play with... Oh that reminds me, I must change my "just for fun" numbers on the right :)
Wednesday, October 24
The colours are really bad, next to no daylight here at 11am!! LOL
Here is another Hanna card and a fun fold I saw yesterday. On looking I think this card is called an "up and down" card. Very simple and rather like a joy fold on it's end. A fun one thats for sure. So using my new Doodlebug papers I got from The Glitter Pot, my new Hanna Stamps and a few other bits I made the card. I stamped her dress onto the paper and I used the flower as a way of keeping the front bit closed. The wording is reveiled when you lift the top flap and then further images are inside.
Here is the link for the inspiration for the card fold. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/228634?cat=500&ppuser=12891
Tuesday, October 23
The card is the shimmery stuff which is lovely but it glares with the flash. So sorry that you can not see it that great. Thanks for looking and hope you like my first Hanna card :)
Frances is lucky enough to have received her second Design team set, whilst I am STILL waiting for my purchases first set. Still I am sure it will be worth the wait... "please be today, please be today" **** EDITED TO ADD it was today!! YIPPEEE I am hoping Caiden will sleep later and let mummy play. Hannas landed onto my doormat this morning and what a pretty landing. After trying to tear into the plastic packing envelope with my fingers and resorting to scissors, I went to oh so carefully trying to untape the pretty tissue so I could keep it! There has been a lot of thought into these fab stamps, down to the cute packing and the lovely touch of the hand wrapped set :)
Anyway I was excited to see this second set, I *need* it dont I? I mean for the trauma of waiting for the first and to test the postal system again :)
Darren got paid today and I am treating myself, Harvey and Caiden to a Macdonalds lunch, I wont be telling H until we are on the way as otherwise he was say "is it lunch yet" for the next 4 hours! Why is it kids love this so much? we only have it once or twice a month if that, but its a treat for him, bless, little things please little minds.... I suppose the same could be said of me and my emense excitment from pieces of rubber!
Here is another peak on another site
Monday, October 22
Here is an arty farty wonky close up!
Sunday, October 21
and everything nice.... I love the new Doodlebug sugar glitters and they come in the cutest containers... I got mine this weekend at from here you can get all the colours in cute as can be jars for under a tenner! So of course I had to play so I made this card using the new doodlebug papers that I also got from the Glitter Pot. The image is one I stamped Saturday from a stamo Sandra got and I saw on her website and had to have it!! LOL I cant for the life of me remember the make, but it should be here in a few days so when it comes I will share with you.
Went a bit mad with the flowers!! LOL got to with paper like that :)
The wording is a "stampingcaz design" from Elzybells... cute sentiment eh? Thanks for looking.
Saturday, October 20
Well it was fun, hard work and made 4 cards. Reason it was hard work was because we are trying to make 2 different cards each 2 hour session, everyone is at different levels in their crafting and also in the general speed they work at, but we all finished and they all made fantastic cards. So here is what we made....
I fancied playing with one of my Stampendous owls yesterday so I made this card. I love halloween even though we don;t celebrate it big time over here in the UK. We'll still go trick or treating providing Harvey has gotten a good school report :) LOL we have parents evening that evening too.
I used Stampendous owl "ollies treats" and coloured him with watercolour pencils. The paper is doodlebug. The spider is a cuttlebug cutter, the scallops are hiding a boo boo and are done using the SU slit punch (please please SU UK have this in the catalogue!) I went to town with the decoration and added zoomz, doodlebug jewels, glitter glue and ribbon.
I am working today at my favourite craft store, The Glitter Pot. I have two fun classes planned with us making a joy fold, criss cross, diarama and file folder card. I will share the pictures later when I have done the class :0) I love the Glitter Pot, they have a fantastic selection of stamps including a HUGE collection of Penny Black (my all time fav stamps) lots of beautiful papers, embellishments and everything you can think of really! I am there again next Saturday for a demo and I will be using some fun Whipper Snapper Christmas designs, I cant wait! Try and come along and say "hi" if you do.
Right had better get sorted for my trip. Speak later.
Wednesday, October 17
Tuesday, October 16
What other things are on my mind..... well post, the strike has screwed deliveries up, I am waiting for a bella order for a friend, the Hannah stamps for me, I am waiting for a parcel from somewhere that I am not allowed to say (sorry rules is rules)but it has taken like FOREVER too... they said 2-3 weeks 2 weeks ago, but still nothing....
Had my cheese sandwich and transformers! YUMMY I had a thing for these when pregnant with Caiden, sadley they seemed to not do that flavour for a while but its back.
I have also asked the question to the people that have joined my Stampin Up! customer blog and asked about the Stamp Camps.... I thought I would throw the questions out there for people that are thinking they might come along..... Which day would be preferable? Sat or Sunday? AM or PM, or mid morning til mid afternoon? Monthly or 6 weekly? These will be held somewhere near Redhill, Surrey There will be a small fee to cover materials, refreshments and hall hire. There will be at least 2 shoebox tables, 1 taught card and 1 demo each session. So tell me what you think??
Raining today, so I will get wet picking H up in half hour, YUCK.... Will pop to shop on way back, guess what? I was soooooo excited to see the return of cheese and onion trans-form-a-snacks they are like my FAVOURITE Crisps!! LOL I need some more ;0)
Monday, October 15
Thanks for all the lovely messages of support, seems there are a lot of us going through the same, or have been through the same feelings. ((((( HUGS ))))) to you all.
Right better go and get Harvey, I am walking today, Darren has my car, something I need to get used to as we will soon be a one car family..... a big change for us, but a welcome one for me (sort of) but my big flabby belly is scared! lol
Sunday, October 14
Yes I am talking rubbish, I know what I mean but I cant really say much else.
Hoping to get on well with my prep today, maybe a little something to share with you all. Till later
EDITED TO ADD : sorry this is so down a post. I like having this blog to express feelings, mostly they are happy, fun, weird ect but today I was feeling down this morning, did wonder if I should delete it but decided not to, just to add I am looking forward to finding the door and I am hoping its wonderful!! I am thankful for family, friends and health, I should remember that.
Saturday, October 13
Speak tomorrow my crafty friends :) Cazx
Friday, October 12
Firstly are the rub ons, wow these are fab! Then there is bling.... a girl can never have too much bling. The Heidi Swapp brads are lovely, the ghost flowers FAB, I havent got any of these and it might hurt, but I cant wait to use them. The brads in the tube are yummy, colours are perfect for me. The card is great, I love clickabella, I havent used her yet but I do love her. And the flowers, again, can't have too many flowers can ya? When I get flowers like this in little baggies I tip them into a plastic container I have full of mixed up flowers and just dip into them when I need to, I love having so many to choose from. Opps and I did forget the ribbon, love it! Those fun spots are great.
Here is a closer picture of Cresta's Card.
Thanks Cresta, cheered me up no end. Stressful times here at the moment and to have something like this in the post for me made me happy :)
Nope not what you eat.... some to look at on this chocolate and aqua Magnolia card :0)
I love this little girl, this is an image I got from Kim (Ta mate) I used watercolour pencils to colour it in. The swirls are from The Glitter Pot and are a sizzix long die (fab), ribbons in the criss cross (again) and some zoomz and glitter to finish. Oh and the fabby flower was a gift from my NSSS from the Cricut forum Sherilyn
Thursday, October 11
Wednesday, October 10
So with my SU head on I made this cute little book, I am guessing these papers and stamps might not be part of our catalogue, ours will be much smaller and these are new items so will probably not be in our catalogue, but I had them and wanted to use them. I used my bind it all and the SU tab punch for the inside (oooohhh I hope they have some of their punches in their catalogue). it was sort of a quick job as I was desperate to make a book but didnt have and bits for it really. IF SU lets me sign I will make it my SU info book and have already designed printed pages for it, if not I am not sure, I will come up with something.
Monday, October 8
The flowers are Bazzill wings from The Glitter Pot the centres of the flowers are zoomz from Stamp Galaxy apart from the one in the yellow flower which is a Bellas Bauble from Creative Pastimes. You cant see it well in the photo but they are green, orange and a browny colour.
Here is Harvey having a cuddle with
MingMing. We had a look yesterday and we are sure she is a she :) which I am pleased about. Our old rabbit Stamper wasnt good to handle and he was a BIG lop eared male. he wasnt "done" and he was a bit of a bruiser and used to squirt if he got the kids near him so it wasnt nice. Harvey is pleased to have MingMing to cuddle. It looks like he is squashing her! but I can assure you he wasnt :)