Wednesday 24 December 2008

From me to you

I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I will, probably like a lot of you, be a bit busy over the few days !!!! LOL... so blogland may well be a bit quiet... However,... I hope everyone has a fab few days of festivity.. and not too many hangovers !... not holding out much hope for myself on the latter ! LOL
I would also like thank everyone that has visited my blog, and also to those of you that took the time to leave a comment. It is always appreciated, and makes it all worthwhile. I hope that some of you have had a bit of inspiration, and/or a giggle along the way.
I will see you all in a day or three..... :)
Take care all.... and CHEERS.. hic.. well just getting in practice for tomorrow ! LOL
ps.... Hope you will all call in again in the New Year.... :)

Sunday 21 December 2008

Lilac and green...

my fav colours to work with.. so.. after all those xmas colours, its made a lovely change... just need to add a sentiment to this one .. (for a friends birthday).
I really shouldnt be here... got heaps to do in the h.......k dept ! ... so will quickly add this and go back to wading though piles of junk mail... and they wonder why theres a shortage of trees !!!

Saturday 20 December 2008

Been a bad blogger

Hi all, If Ive still got anyone that visits ! lol..
Cannot believe its been nearly a whole week since Ive posted anything.. I knew I had been busy, but... so sorry everyone, cos I know you all miss me... well ... it suddenly goes very quiet hehe.
I have finished all my cards, with inserts, just need to pop a few more in post today, that I had... erm.... forgotten to actually post.. !! Just as well I decided to have a bit of a clean up today, or they would still be there until next christmas probably LOL.. (well... new year then) !
I was going to go and see if my local Craft Central was closing down and grab some bargains today, but then thought... its only a bargain if i need it.. and to be honest.. apart from some stamps Im dying to get hold of.. (have written Santa a lovely letter) .. I actually dont need anything... so decided not to go.. instead went and played in craft room... and joy of joys, made some birthday cards.... so nice after all those snowflakes, holly and such like !..
Will add last few on here I did make.. and thats it again for an other year ... (thank goodness)... although I HOPE... (best laid plans)... to make a few a month next year, cos no matter how early I seem to start, I still end up rushing to get them finished.. but... as I said.. thats the plan... and Im sure I say the same thing ... every year ! LOL.. (bet I not alone either) ! Have also added a birthday card I made for a very good friend of mine.

Sunday 14 December 2008

Super candy

Kath is very generously giving away some super goodies... do read her posts too... as she is one very very funny lady, and I just love her blog,finally managing to catch up a bit now with visiting my fav blogs... and this is one, I have definately missed recently.

Saturday 13 December 2008

Blog Candy
some lovely candy... but.. an even better blog... will be adding this to my ever growing list of places to visit ! (23/12)
And more.. a very funny lady.. !! read the posts.. (20/12)

Finished ! Hip Hip Hurrah

Well... Ive finally finished making all my Chimbo cards... Just got a few inserts to do, and then post off the final batch.... I will probably put a couple more together.. just incase Ive forgotten anyone ! lol... then I can put all them blooming snowflakes away for a while.
Have made a wish list of stamps I need for next year !! ... thank goodness for stamp swops... it certainly got me out of a fix this year.
Maybe now I can rejoin in some challenges and start to relax a bit. Well... after I have given the house a total clean from top to bottom.... it has been very badly neglected of late... due to panic setting in with getting all the cards done in time!..
Next will be to get the rest of the christmas pressies bought, and all wrapped so youngest daughter can take to her sisters... as they are all spending christmas together this year in Lincs. So.. not quite time to relax just yet.... but the end is nigh ! lol
Hope you enjoy the latest cards.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

2 more.. will it never end?

done sons', now two daughters... phew.. nearly there ...... !
My girls soo different.. lol.... one is all girly, pretties and pink, the other... , no fancies no frills, mad sense of humour ! so as they spending Xmas together this year, I thought I best make two cards as near to similar as possible.. !!! yeah ok... confused? yeah, I was too !! lol both A4 Cards !!!!
anyway,... this is what I come up with..

Monday 8 December 2008

Two Turtle Doves

With a difference.
thank you Lynn for help with the image LOL... just love it.(and the sentiment)
This card is for my son and daughter in Law... They rescued thousands of Turtle eggs whilst in Indonesia, and hatched them out and released them.... plus they used to work for Dream Divers in Gilli Trawangan, and funny enough, their logo was a turtle too... so this is perfect, plus the old two turtle doves and all that Christmas stuff !!! lol which was actually the 1st reason this chosen LOL

Two more

another two chrimbo cards, will add a few more cards later... or can see me sending them all off before i take pics again lol.
Need to make a birthday card today, so that will make a lovely change from snowflakes and santas...
think we all fed up with the sight of them now ! :)

Friday 5 December 2008

Good Morning

Two completely different cards.. still plugging away at the Xmas ones lol... and I know Im not alone there !!.. think we will all be glad to see the back of snowflakes and a fat man in a red suit! LOL...
Anway... for today... another WOW card .... (white on white LOL, incase you thinking I blowing my own trumpet). and also a penny black image.. which I will probably put in for the PTWC this week...
hope you like them both. All have a good day, and thank you for popping in x

Monday 1 December 2008

WOJ Advent Calender

Katharina is offering candy every day from now til Christmas, how cool is that?, and how generous too. Go and check out her blog

Another Award

Thank you very much Karen it is very much appreciated. think I meant to recevie this cos i creative... not cos I make you laugh LOL however.. you not getting it back now ! its mine .... alll mine... (well til I pass it on)... :)

Another thing to sort tomorrow.... sick grandchild, 11 more xmas cards to be made, two awards to pass on... dogs to walk, things to do, places to go and .. oh my.. its such a busy life I lead ! LOL..
Can see the cuttlebug coming out to play again, thats for sure! ohh and there will be another sketch hopefully from PTC... so that might help me. (or not, as the case may be) lol
catch you all tomorrow, and thank you again Karen xx

Saturday 29 November 2008

Frosty The Snowman , PBSC

Two cards and two posts in one day... am I spoiling you or what? lol
This is the card I am entering in this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge, (see sidebar) the destructions for this week are.... no patterned papers. !!! So spent all morning painting away... not sure what I was going to do.. but very relaxing is painting lol... managed to do about 4 different images... then went on a hunt for papers to match... think next time.. will do other way around, sure it would have been easier !!! that will teach me for getting carried away with the paintbox.
Without further ado... Frosty !

FPC .. poinsettia card

Well who would have thought !... it might have taken me forever to do, But I got there in the end... first attempt at FPC.
We had a girly/craft day at a friends yesterday, and Pam gave us a demo on the poinsettias.... and had very kindly supplied us with all the necessary shapes already punched out (thank you Pam)... from there... she instructed us as we all went along... needless to say, I think I was well and truely way behind everyone else, but... finished off the actual card and holly today.. I am pleased with the end result, and if my hands were better than they are, I would love to do some more of this, but, arthritis does not help. But maybe on a good day I might be ok to have another bash.

Friday 28 November 2008

Scrummy blog candy

Bev and Katherina are offering up some fabulous candy.. and I WANT IT lol... go take a look and leave a comment and link to your blog... or even if you havent got a blog, you can still enter. Thank you both... lovely lovely candy...

Thursday 27 November 2008

Card for son.

I hate mens cards. ! Been so busy with chrimbo cards... forgot I had to make a card for son and get in post quick sharp.... HOpe it gets there in time... or I will be in heap big trouble. As he is a dive master (amongst his many talents), and at present is living and working in Africa, plus just got back from a safari, I thought this image was ideal. I then added the sea, behind the piccy, and then acetate over the top, and then added the 'bubbles'.. which I punched out with a crop a dile and an ordinary hole punch lol.. silly afternoon spent ! lol

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Award time. yeehah

First of all I would like to thank Louise Emma and Val for presenting this award to me, thank you both very much.
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.
The award also states that I have to award it to 8 more blogs. I know this award has been recieved by many of the blogs I like to follow, so forgive me if you have already recieved this award, but I thought you deserved another and if I could, I'd give all the blogs I follow this award. Here are the 8 blogs I'd like to give this award to:
Pam ..
Val ..
Bev ..

Funky Christmas

Well this is certainly nothing like the other cards I have been making of late, but good reason for that.. This is my entry for two challenges this week, one for PTC and the other for PBSC. So have managed to combine them into one card. (just)... This is way out of my comfort zone.. so completely different to what I would normally do, but well, its worth a go at something out of the norm. (and since when have I been normal anyway LOL). Just hope Ive got the sketch bit correct, still none to sure how far you can deviate away from them... so fingers crossed ive done it right. Am also going to see if I can do this ... my card is here , bit.. somehow.. not holding out much hope for that !!! lol... but I will give it a try..
Still not sorted out the 7 peeps I sposed to nominate as yet... but will try and get round to that asap. I know for a fact I have been lucky enough to also be given an award, one from Val and one from Louise Emma.... I promise I will try and sort them too... and I am extremely pleased that you have thought me 'worthy'of this award.. thank you both so much.
Right onwards and upwards... time to post the card and keep fingers crossed that at least some of you will like it !!! Its different.. thats all I can say... oh... the theme was "Funky Christmas"and not to use traditional colours... so here goes !!! xx Have a good day folks. x

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Ive been tagged

By Bev ..
thanks hun.. I think LOL...
and the idea is I have to state 7 interesting facts about myself.. and then pass on to 7 other peeps... so here goes.. not sure about the intesting bit thou !!!!

1).... Born in London within the sound of Bow Bells, so that makes me a true cockney (and very proud of that I am too)
2) ... I have a full motorbike license .. so yes used to ride bikes obviously 250cc, biggest I rode on own, as got short legs lol . !!!
3)... Used to own my own horse, and competed in Dressage, X country, and show jumping
4) ... Have a steering ticket, which enabled me to steer cross channel ferries from Dover to Calais ..and back again !! lol (first stewardess on P and O to achieve as far as I know).
5)... Hope to been thrown out of a plane next year for charity... belated birthday present from my kids... Im rather hoping they remind a chappy to put a parachute on and go tandem with me.. and not just chuck me out of the plane !!!!
6) ...Am not known for my tact.... so usually in trouble at some point.. but smile my way out of it ! :) cos Im loveable ! lol
7)... are you bored yet..? narrowly escaped, fire, drowning and bombings !!!! do you think someone trying to tell me something?? maybe something to do with no. 6 ???

Right now to do the hard part lol...
Will come back to this bit in the morning... x

Snow White Xmas Part Deux

After the success of my other white on white cards.... I put another two together for you all to have a looksee at. I love these cards, as they the quickest ones Ive made... and so many different possibilities to them. Could go on and on with them. But... think I now need to have a count up to see how many more Xmas cards I need to make before get carried away with them. lol... Thank you everyone for your wonderful feedback on these, and I am also pleased to hear that it has given a lot of you inspiration to have a go at something similiar.
Hopefully Mr. Postie will be bringing me some stamped images today from various kind peeps that have come to my rescue... (thank you Bev, Dawn and Toni). As am hoping to have another bash at a challenge... (lack of stamps is stopping me just now). I wouild like to have a go at a sketch as well.... so will have to find one I can do with images available to me.
Another day in my cubby hole I think.... bitter day here in Kent... will have to go out looking like an eskimo when I walk the dogs.... oh and on that note... My little old girl NOT happy with me... its been so cold I had to dig out her horse rug, and she not like wearing it.. cant think why,, maybe she thinks it ruins her street cred? ... and yes.. you did read that correct.. i did say horse rug.. lol... when I had my horse Murphy, up until a couple of years ago, I always bought him a certain brand of rug, (like clothes they all fit different)... then they brought out doggy coats/rugs.... so both my horse and my dog had matching rugs !!!! lol... check out the horse label rofl. Will attach a piccy of her too for you all to laugh at.. sorry... look at. ! (dont think she can read.. as eyesight bad now)LOL...
so hope you enjoy piccies..... have a good day... and thank you all again for visiting and leaving your comments... always makes my day. xx

Sunday 23 November 2008

Snow White Xmas

On a roll now... after the card I added yesterday, I thought I would have go at seeing how many different ways I could use the same idea... ish ! lol... and well... see for yourselves !!! ... I will either bore the pants off of you... as going to add all 5 ... if Mr. Bloggy lets me... or.. you might be able to take some inspiration from them... rather it was the latter LOL... I could have continued along the same lines with many more to be honest... and ive only used one image and a couple of folders. (hence me worried it might be the former).. It made a lovely change to actually go with the flo... and not stop dead after one card... cant remember the last time I got so many made in one day.. Only spotted two things I need to sort.. one of the tie bows is bum about face... hehe... and I need to wipe a few finger prints off the silver mirri card ! opps nothing like a bit of photgraphy to spot your mistooks ! all of the cards are either a5 or 7 x5, and all the snowflake pieces have been cb twice, and the circle cut out of.... so they all sit back. plus can use the circles for something else now. :)
Today as its wet, cold and miserable outside.... oh and very windy ! .... I will just have to go into my craft room again.. and .... oh dear.... play ! hehe... But... its a birthday card or two I need to be making this time... so hopefully will show you those tomorrow.. all being well.
Really hope you havent got fed up with the white xmas ones .... as have a few more up my sleeve.. but might not bother to drive you nuts with any more LOL After all.. you can only have so much of a good thing ROFL... :).
hope you all have a good day... Im off to find some elephants now. ! (birthday card for son). would it be terrible of me if I used one of his latest safari pictures do you think?? lol I know a lady who has made a lovely card from a couple of his photos... but unfortunately she hasnt put it on her blog yet... so Greta.. if you reading this... get a move on... and I can post a link to your site for all to see !!!! cos its such a lovely card, well done. Son is thrilled to bits with what you have done with the photos.