Thursday, 29 April 2010

Sugar bowl, Paperplay and PPA 40

I will be all challenged out this week ! lol.. this one took some time, due to finding enough papers to go with each other for the SB challenge, which was a sketch,plus the use of punches, so I also made the flower out of various punches I have as well as using the MS one for the border piece. over at the Sugar Bowl but once again, got there in the end. Then there is a pretty pastels challenge over at Paperplay, so I hope this is pastelly enough???and for PPA, monochrome blue, so yep, that fits the bill too. Just noticed I need to do a little bit of doctoring on that card !!!! opps... serves my right for being so hasty. (yep the camera never lies lol)
Had to go and remind myself of what stamps I had and who made them lol... ok ok, so I forget lots of things.... defo another C.R.A.F.T. moment !!!! or is that days !!! lol...
So best get my skates on, as meant to be going out with youngest daughter in half hour.. she needs to buy some very expensive accessories ROFL.... not sure if can tell you what, but they might be called assets !! lol so best I get this challenge card put in right places and get a wriggle on.. will catch you all laters... at some point, as also need to go and pick Roo up today and do shopping, so not much time left for crafting later today, and just when I seen a GDT spot too... with Lili of theValley.... so might try and squeeze that one in at some point..
Have a fabbby day all... the sun is shining here again and the birds are singing, oh its great to be alive.... :)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Little Boy blue (and red)

Well found some red and blue papers I liked, gingham lol ,although this was not the image I had coloured up... cos I misplaced that one.. but I did find him again ... just not quite where I thought he was lol... still gave me a good excuse to have a clear up in craft room, shame I just gone and started another card and messed it all up again lol, do not think I am destined for a tidy craft room.. :) think I might start joining in on the Whats on your desk blog... lol.. right can't stay herewa ffling as native is getting restless by the front door, think someone wants to go for a walk !!! no... that not me, that for sure lol... but needs must and all that... think one girly a bit fed up with being told, 'in a minute'.... been saying that for past hour at least !!!!
so best I move self... and catch you all soon.. hugs x

Hangler image
copics (not a clue what numbers).. hopeless I know !!!!
papers, buttons and ribbon from stash

Monday, 26 April 2010

'stressed, colours and dots :)

sorry, destressed lol... a three challenger card this time (first for me), one for Sundays with Crissy, which this week is dots, and her 2nd challenge on her new blog... next, is with Colour Create and a colour theme of burnt orange, black and cream, and the third but by no means least, is distressed over at The Secret Crafters Saturday challenge ... and a mans card no less !!! wayhey... thats that done up til Sept then, for blokes cards .. infact..... make that December lol.
I didnt get around to the blue and red card, but.... its sort of in working progress... lol in other words, can't find a suitable paper or papers at the moment... nor a sketch I like that works.. but its still in hand.. whether it sees the light of day on the blog or goes into storage, in the ... finished colouring box, along with a few others.. we shall see lol.

oh oh ... forgot to say, the lovely lion image is by Crissy herself and is available over at Squiggly stamps...

Sunday, 25 April 2010

What a talented teenager

Just HAD to share this with you all... been blog hopping , as u do, and come across this fantastic talented 14 year old's blog.. OMG... what fantastic cards this young lady is creating. If you got a min or three to spare... take a look..

Another Challenge card

This one has gone totally against the grain, NO PATTERNED PAPERS... arrrghhhh... ' but after a false start, and a binned card.. (saved image thankfully)... I put together a card best I could... my lovely little button flower didnt quite survive the pulling off and on again quite so well... but... it was so fiddly I decided to leave as was and go with it. (looked really nice first time round too) humph.
Todays card is for Paperplay challenge, so hope you all take a look over there and join in the fun.
me? Im off for a lie down in a darkened room , before I go and dig out as many patterned papers as I can find lol... now... I NEED red and blue.. not sure what the red situation is... but.. check back tomorrow and see if I managed to find some or not ! lol... image copic'd already, and so much for find the papers first, and colour accordingly. !!! lol
As for copic numbers today, I do not have a clue, as I done this image last week... but hey, didnt want to give you all heart attacks by being good two days in a row lol. hugs. x

Saturday, 24 April 2010

2 Challenges in one.

Well that didnt take me long did it !.. lovely sketch today, over at Sketch Saturday Challenge, I likey this one, nice and easy. Also Just Magnolia, have an 'Anything goes' challenge, so I am entering this card for that also.
Used SU papers, pearls from stash, flowers by Prima (not sure where the white one come from thou, other than stash box.) hehe... Magnolia image, coloured in copics... now be prepared to be amazed.
skin E000, E00, E11, R20,
Dress Y15, Y17, B32, B34
hair E 13, E15, E18 , E19
tadah.... REMEMBERED to leave copics to one side and remembered to add here... even Im surprised lol... off to do my linky...
and think I deserved a cuppa now... xx

More candy...

Afternoon all...
Found some lovely candy on my travels around blogland, so thought I would share with you.
Take a little hop over to In 2 stamps, as they are celebrating being 6 months 'young', as they put it lol... and also celebrating their 5th release. So what you waiting for??
I will be back later after doing some homework... :).. reading my manual for Robbie... still all seems like Swahili or Indonesian or Double Dutch to me, but I keep trying.. think Lynns words would be, yes I am very trying !! lol...
Also going to go and attempt to make a card for a challenge for a change, cos I LOVE sketches ...:) be back laters gals and guys... xx enjoy the sun while it lasts... :) xx (1/5)

Friday, 23 April 2010

pretty in pink

How sweet is this image, and how good have I flowers... had this coloured in a couple of days ago, so as per usual no idea of copic numbers.... I do know what I use on skin... Eooo, Eoo E11 and R20... cos I use them all the time after that??? all goes to pot really lol.. I keep saying I will try harder I know.. but... defo a CRAFT moment again... hehe...
Finally done a bit of work on the garden.. and can hardly move today... but well worth it, as had visitor for lunch, not only was lunch supplied but also made by visitor... Hayley, bless... think she only coming up to try and mess up my kitchen lol,, being a bit OCD about it at mo, Im sure it wont last, as rest of house doesnt seem to be half as clean or tidy lol... ... course.. had to mow lawn then forgot to take shoes off before walked into kitchen... note to self.... get doormats !!!! and remember to leave slippers by back door.. (which I normally do).. see what mean... going senile...
anyway Im off outside to see if my little robin and his mate are going to show themselves today... bet they do as soon as put that spade in the earth !!!! lol... they have a knack dont they, and yes... there are TWO... guess there has to be two at some point, or not have any robins in garden lol, but knowing they a lone bird, so strange seeing them together, felt very privaliged. amazes me just how close they allow you to get to them, or visa versa... now got to teach dog not to bark at them !!! easier said than done. lol...
enjoy rest of days peeps.. catch up again soon...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Looksee at this !!

Jak is giving away some fabby candy... all you have to do is go take a look on her blog, comment on her fantastic cards and add a link etc... well go read for yourselves.. LOL... she is also giving away a card a day that she has made, and they are gorgeous, so, what you waiting for??? me? Im out of here... I got things to do... ie... go and comment on todays card LOL... good luck all...
As you know Im a copics gal... but... thats cos I not tried or got promarkers ! ... so heres keeping pinkies crossed.

Mo's GDT Call

Mo Manning over at Mo's Dream Team Blog, is having a Guest Design Team call, for the month of May, so as I have a few of her images, (which I love), thought I would give it a whirl and apply. We had to follow a sketch and use one of Mo's images, ... only difficult bit was choosing which image to use, lol... so... fingers crossed and I'm off to add a link to her blog...
Very nice neighbour brought me around a package I was meant to have received today from the postie, when it not turn up I not happy.... then.. short while later.... big smiles, as it had been delivered to wrong house..... ooooh... more copics to play with lol... these were the ones I couldn't get at Ally Pally, so thats how I justified spending more money :) very naughty, but nice ... have a good day all... REALLY MUST do some housework today lol...

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

DT Call card

Well back in the frame so to speak, and looking for a DT spot, ... blog hopping away, as you do, I stumbled across this new blog, Sundays with Crissy, and so glad I did, cause I actually love the images Crissy has here. (aren't there some really dreadful digi images out there at moment?? or is it just me being far too fussy??) lol
This is a challenge blog and will be bi weekly, (or is that bi monthly??) two a month anyways, lol there is still time for you to pop over and have a go at the first challenge Crissy is holding.... and omg... wait til you see what the monthly candy is !!!!! ... lets put it this way.... its my fav thing to do with crafting !!!! ....................... begins with C and ends in ps. lol... Go and check out her images, cos they really are lovely... and I for one cannot wait to see more coming along.
So without further ado... here is one of her images I HAD to have... isnt he totally adorable? ! ..
needless to say, coloured in copics, and I remembered some of them... hehe C7,C5 C3, C2 C1 !!!! .. erm.. cant remember the other colours, but think E11 in there somewhere and some R's LOL.. I know.. I useless... must try harder lol. the challenge was to use a combination... so my combi.. is flowered paper and striped paper... or..... flowers and buttons... hehe..

Kitchen !

Well I did say I would post some pics when it was finally finished,..... erm... its still not quite lol but I fed up waiting, not sure about you lot... there is still skirtings and archatraving to finish, but if you ignore that bit... then y es its pretty much done... not bad.... started in October.. and its now April... so................... !!!!!!!!!!!!
Will be adding some cards later,or at least one !, as I have spotted a couple of DT Calls that I am interested in... one is for GDT and the other DT... wont hold my breath on either, but.. as I am now back in the swing of things, It would be nice to have something on the go in the near future.
There are a lot of blogs out there I would love to be part of.... so just hoping that one day I will be 'spotted' and asked to join in... can live in hope ah ! lol... in the mean time, practice makes perfect... hehe... and I sure have away to go. ...
so for now... kitchen piccies.... x have a good day all. hugs

Sunday, 18 April 2010

OMG... CANDY !!!! to exceed ALL others

Bev... the master of all.. lol.. yes Im grovelling !!! lol Is celebrating her two year blog aversary, and congrats hun, has got the most fantastic blog candy up for grabs.... and if I dont win this... I banging on her door next week... gee... its so scrummy beyond all... well ok.. it might just be me... but.... I would LOVE to win this one... flowers and flowers and more flowers oh and some more............. papers... and she had to tie hands behind back to part with them too.. bless her... ....................... so get your bums over there and take a look, infact no, dont bother, cos less there is, more chance of me winning .. :)... I SO WANT THESE !!!! ... Bev... thank you hunny for at least a chance to win... off to tie fingers and toes in a X . !!!! lol (23/4)

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Found it !!!

Was not where should have been... but nearly... lol... I know what I mean...
Made this for my good friend Karen, and actually remembered to post it on time too... now that is an event lol...
Needless to say, used copics... and once again not got a clue which ones... I really must start taking note of them, :) Also one of the new punches I bought at Ally Pally last weekend (leaf one)..
Been colouring in like crazy over the past few days, but not many cards made ! lol.. but there is always tomorrow ! ..
Table and chairs are arriving tomorrow for my kitchen.... yes its still underway rofl... 6 months now, but whose counting..? still awaiting doors for lounge/kitchen to arrive, then can have final bits done.. and yes I did promise you photos and I will add them soon.. just wait until table in situ...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps... hugs xx

blog candy time :)

It is Jacques blog aversary and she is offering up some fabby candy... so pop over and take a looksee ... leave a comment and maybe become a follower, she has some beautiful cards and a great blog too, so make sure you take a look at while you are there... good luck all...
Im off to find a card to add to blog in a minute !!!... seems to have gone awol. !!! lol.. well I hope to be back in a minute... depends how long takes me to find it. :) (29/4)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Morning Blog buddies

Yep, back again, with a card that I thought I had already posted on here !!! duh !!! made this one last week and was convinced I had added to blog, defo a senior moment !!
I have been trying to figure out for yonks how to do these easel cards, and no matter how I tried, I could not fathom it out..... finally found a tut... and omg.... how easy are they? I felt such a fool, how on earth I couldnt see how to do them was beyond me LOL... anyways... easy peasy, and I love them, and can see me making a few more of these. Once again I have decoupaged a little bit of the image, which I am liking more and more also, and used copics to colour on this one.
I had thought about letting you know what numbers I used, but when i looked at my desk at the time, I must have had about 20 of them out... I faff around far too much with them LOL... so decided too many to tell. Im sure I probably dont need to use quite so many, but heyho. :)
Managed to have a day up at Ally Pally with my good friend Karen, yes, suffered dreadfully the next day with my back, and still ache like I dont know what... but it was all worth it. Got the MS punch I have been after for ages, watch this space lol !!! .. plus more WOJ stamps, spoilt for choice there, as only have a couple of them up to then, and I love them, but restrained from buying too many... also, opps more flowers fell in basket, :), loads of boring but essentials, glues and card, few charms, oooh and a few distress inks... AND... how lucky was I... to have a personal lesson from the lovely Bev, thank you hunny... she makes it look SO easy !!! lol her colouring is to die for, even thou she doesnt think so.. I DO !!!! lol so lovely to meet up again with her, and Bev if you reading this.... still waiting on THAT 'AFTER' piccie rofl . :)
Hope you all have a fabby day... hugs

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Gorgus goes Victoriana

................... and no copics !!!!! Thought I would get out the water colours today... as they not seen light of day for ages... Jak,(thanks hun) gave me these water paint... crayons.. oooh yonks ago, and I had a little play then, but never got around to using them properly, so thought it about time I did !! lol.. also, found some lace lurking in a box... more like broderia anglais (sp)... whichever, and once again, thought no good it sitting there looking at me... a few flowers found in the depths of another box... and a freebie backing paper.... yes, you got it... can you tell I been having a good old nosey in all my boxes, just to see exactly WHAT I have got. lol.. I sort of know most of my stash goodies, ... and... usually have a pretty good idea where it is.. but... have to admit to finding the odd surprise I had forgotten about, or had misplaced... :) ... so here is today effort, Im off back up to my craft room to see what else I can unearth LOL... about time I done some cleaning up anyways. !! and this is the sort of housework I enjoy :)
Have a good day all.. and will catch up again soon.. xx

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Another self set challenge

Well yesterdays was no pretty papers, todays was...NO FLOWERS !!! gulp.. need oxygen and a tranquilizer... lol... but I have managed it.. and I have not yet succumbed to the temptation to add any flowers.. omg how difficult this one was... I wanted to try and once again do something a bit different for me.... so... set flowers... the card looks very empty to me.. but.. I have to try different things out cos not want to only just do one sort of card... I would like a few suggestions from you peeps that visit... cos you know what I like to do best, lots of colouring, lots of flowers and lots of pretty papers..... so.... anyone want to set ME a challenge???? If you do, I will try my hardest to have a go... just want to go back and get out of the loop for a bit... if you can understand that, and I am sure you gals will. !!! .
so .... third challenge. (mens card, no papers, no flowers)..... here ya go.... xxx hugs

Monday, 5 April 2010

Getting back in the swing...

Think my mojo is returning... slowly.. actually enjoying card making again too, and my colouring seems to be coming back a bit now... was getting a tad worried Id lost it completely...
So for todays card, a little different to what you normally see, (when Im makin g cards that is lol).. but wanted to try and steer away from patterned papers and see what I come up with.. This card is for a lovely lady in her late 70's, whos name happen s to be Rose, so.... hence used this stamp, also decoupaged it as well....' tis all or nothing with me isn't it lol. coloured the flowers with copics as ... didnt have the right colours... gawd knows how, I must have thousands of them, yet never the right shade or shape... bit like ribbons !! so I've taken to just buying white now, and using the same copics I use in the image. (she says !!! .... well for this week anyway lol) . No doubt my shopping basket over at Wild Orchid Crafts will tell a different story in a few days time... :)

Sunday, 4 April 2010

I love blog hopping lol

Yah its been a while... a LONG while, since I sat down and done a bit of blog hopping, and I am so glad I took a couple of hours today to do so... have come across a few new shops I NEED to visit and no doubt things will drop in my basket !!! and ... have found some real fabby blogs and wonderful cards... plus... added bonus... some more blog candy... so.... here you go girlies...
Debs... aka ~Freckleface.. has got some fabby candy up for grabs.. jump across to her blog and take a looksee... cos this is so fab ... and someone has to win it. xx (30/4)


Look what Donalda is giving someone the chance to win... How I would love to get my mitts on those flowers.. !!! What fantastic blog candy... someone will be smiling when they receive this little lot... so why not pop over to her blog and chance your luck too... as they say, cant win it, if not in it !!!! ... Good luck all... :) (18/4)

A blokes card for a change

You know how much I hate making mens cards... but I HAD to do this one, as it was for my SIL's birthday, yesterday, I did have some help from Lynn, (thank you)... as I seem to be having a few problems setting up Robbie.... so had to hand cut all the letters.. grrrr... never mind got there in the end, after a few false starts lol... and this year, I didnt even use anything to do with Chelsea , hehe. all the 'tags' refer to drinking thou... not that he an alcoholic, rofl, just likes a beer or 3 now and again, so... along the lines of bottoms up, cheers, down the hatch.... etc.

Have also managed to make two more cards and on way to finish another... thats where Im going in a mo... whilst I still feel like it... :)..

I seem to spend more time planning,,than making a card... too many papers and copics to choose from me thinks lol... but then can we ever have enough or too much??? nah... :). Got some lovely turquoise flowers.... but can I find a paper to go with it?? nope !!!! so that tells me I maybe not got enough papers yet.. !!

Hope you all have a fabby Easter and dont eat too many eggs !!! lol... take care all.. hugs

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Candy time

Dawn is offering up some fabby candy, for her 1st blogaversary.... so hope you all drop by and have a looksee at all the lovely creations , and also join in with commenting on her blog and the chance to win some fantastic goodies... she has/is being FAR more than generous... omg.. .I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I was lucky enough to win that lot....

I will be back soon with piccies of a couple of cards YES, you read that correctly, lol , that I am in the process of making... I am slowly but surely returning to crafting and trying to keep up my blog again... but I did say slowly lol...

I really must start joining in all the fun over at the Sistahs place too.. or I will not be welcome with coffee and cookies lol.... sorrry gals, that I have been neglecting my duties...

Kitchen has two more jobs to be done and yah hoo. it will FINALLY be finished... then I will add some pics of that too. so it only taken 6 months, but whos counting !!!!!!! grrrr.
Have just started to blog hop again too, so life really is beginning to return to near normal.. phew.