Thursday, 31 March 2011

I'm Back - Guest Designer for 7Kidsforcollegefund - Seeing Spots

Yes it is true, I am back and it feels like it has been forever.  I tell you, you forget how much you rely on your computer don't you.  Well I am pleased to say it appears to be working again now so keep your fingers crossed.

I haven't been slacking though, I have actually made a few creations but haven't been able to download them yet due to time restraints but I have got this one that I had downloaded before my computer went down ready for my Guest Designer spot on the 7 Kids for College Fund Challenge Blog.  The girls over there would like to see your creations using Spots.
This was for a gentleman that was celebrating his 30th Wedding Anniversary and was taking his wife away to the Bahamas.  He had supplied me with the message which was rather long and because it was so personal I didn't think it would be right to have it on show (as I had made an easel card) so I incorporated a secret flap on the front but you can't really see it in the photos but it is where you see the white mat on top of the green.  I then made the box to fit the card.






Well I hope that you all pop over and give all the girls some love as their creations are gorgeous, and we would love it if you would join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back again soon with some more.
I am entering this into the following challenges

House of Gilli - Ribbons & Pearls
Allsorts - A Special Lady
Crafts 4 Eternity - Theme (Something Hidden)
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 17 March 2011

PC Problems

Hi everyone

I Just wanted to let you all know I have problems with my PC at the moment so am unable to show you anything new or more importantly get round to visit you all. I have luckily been able to add this message via my iPhone but it is very time consuming so if you could bear with me hopefully it won't be long before I am back with you all.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Card for a Baby Boy

Hi everyone just another quickie as per usual I am running behind time.  It has been a very very long week but I had a lovely day yesterday as I went with a friend to London, had a meal and then saw Westlife in concert (we have gone to see them for the last 10 years).  It was a great evening as usual and a nice break.  Benn goes to his first concert next week up in Manchester to see Chase and Status who he thinks are brilliant, he doesn't think much to my addiction to Westlife though.  It will be lovely for him as his Brother is taking him which Benn thinks will be awesome as being in his late 20's and attending Glastonbury and numerous other festivals every year, makes him a cool dude.  So to be attending his first concert with him is going to be very special.

Well I have been very busy recently with making these great easel boxes as everyone and his mother seems to want them but I must admit I do love this one as there is nothing nicer than creating something special for a new baby is there.






Well must be off as I have to get off to football now as Benn will be wondering where I have got to.

I am entering this into the following challenges.

I love Promarkers - Babies
Raise the Bar - G (Gift/Glitter) R (Rose) E (Easel Card) E (Embellishment Ribbon) N (New Baby)
Crafty Creations - Baby Blue
Digital Tuesday - Welcome Little One
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons & Charm
Creative Inspirations - Easel Cards
Moving Along with the Times - Card for a Male

DP - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon/Flowers - WOC
Image - Sugar Nellie Adorable
Charm - My Stash

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 7 March 2011

A Little Wee Birthday

Evening everyone

You know recently that I told you that Sylvia Zet was going to be releasing her own digistamps and was giving this little cutie away as a thank you for spreading the word, well I thought I would show you an easel card I made using Wee Suzie.  Isn't she just the cutest little lady you have seen.  Well if you pop over to Sylvia's shop Wee Stamps now you will get to mee Wee Suzie's little brother Sam (he is just as cute lol).  She has also released some others too which I know you will love too.


For this card I I have used some Co-ordinations card for my base which I cut out with my spellbinder dies and then embossed with my Victoriana folder.  The background paper is from Me and My Big Ideas that I have had in my stash for ages along with the little dew drops and ribbon, the flower is a WOC one with some leaves that I have punch with my MS Frond Punch.

I have coloured her mainly with Promarkers but I have started to introduce my lovely new Copics in as well but (oh dear) I think I am in need of a few more lol.

Hope you like it and I will see you again soon.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Southern Girls Challenge - Dewdrops
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
This Pixie Cottage - Spring
By the Cute & Girly - Springtime
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits - Spring
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Embossing

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Summer Breeze Birthday Card

Morning everyone, a nice bright day today so at least it will be better standing on the edge of the football pitch, so I must hurry up and get ready as I still have sooooo much still to do before I get out of the door.

It has been a busy week this week as I have been busy trying to get orders done so haven't had much time for crafting for myself plus Brian hasn't been very good.  His speech has deteriorated significantly and he has been quite dizzy and sick so we are back off to the doctors tomorrow as I am concerned that his blood pressure may now be too low with all the medication and may need adjusting.  Anyway, I will feel better once he has been checked over.

So onto my card. where I have used the fabulous image Summer Breeze by Barbara at Forgotten Scraps, isn't she just adorable.  I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and my DP's are a mix of Basic Grey and Stampin Up.  The flowers have been cut out using Marianne Dies which I have added a Craftwork Card Candi to them and a rose from my stash (not at all as lovely as the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, but it was the right size).  The sentiment is a Bizzy Becs one.



I am entering this into the following challenges.

Passion for Promarkers - Sugar Rush
Polkadoodles - Flower Power
Allsorts Challenge - Card for a Teenager
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Little Miss Muffet - Designer Papers

Well thanks for popping over, have a great day and I will see you later on in the week.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Enfys and Letraset

Good morning everyone, just a quickie as I don't have a card to show you today as I have been so busy and just haven't had time to photograph them yet.

Anyway I just wanted to let you know that I am soooo excited as I was one of the five winners of the Letraset competition that Enfys held on their behalf.  I have won 2 packs of their new blending pairs which means 24 pens- yippee.  I have been using these fabulous pens for over a year now and love them so if you haven't tried them you really must.  Not only have I won the pens but I have to send my card to them as it will be used by them to show at exhibitions and such, ooh fancy that I shall just have to find out where and stalk it to see it proudly on show he! he!.

Well that's it, I just wanted to let you all know but have to go now and finish getting ready for work - roll on retirement lol.

See you all again very soon.