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Monday, 30 May 2011

Winners of my Birthday Candy.

First of all apologies for not announcing the winners last night. I could make an excuse and say I was really busy but the truth is I forgot! When I remembered it was quite late and I still had my ironing to do. I have now got over 250 followers - welcome and I hope you come back often. I said I would split the candy but since so many new followers have joined me I have decided to add some more goodies and choose winners.

I had 87 entries plus 3 more in the reminder post. So my winners are :-

Kobie's Crafty Corner.

Please email me with your address details girls and I'll get the candy posted off to you. Please get in touch by Friday 3rd June or I'll have to redraw.

Thanks to everyone who entered and watch out for more candy soon.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Do you want some candy?

Candy now closed.

Hi everyone. I'm beginning to think no-one likes my birthday candy! I was going to choose a winner on the 22nd of May but I've decided to wait till the 29th of May at 7pm now to see if anyone wants to win it. You can find it here. All you need to do is be a follower, leave me a little comment and post about it on your blog to let other people know.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss 82 - String's the Thing.

Good morning everyone. By the time you read this I'll be off to a fun-filled day at the Papeterie in Aberdeen. It's been organised by Kath,Debbi and Anne. Should be about thirty of us there plus our lovely tutors. Can't wait to see what we're going to be making!

But I digress! It's time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. Thanks to everyone who joined us for our "water, water" challenge last week. This week our challenge is "string's the thing" and my lovely teamies have some lovely cards with great uses of string on them so do pop over to Totally Gorjuss for some more inspiration. This week we're sponsored by Horseshoe Crafts where you can find lots of lovely stash.

So here's my card.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV cute square.
DP :- Wild Rose Studio.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Baker's Twine :- The Ribbon Girl.
Buttons from stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
Die Cut Dreams :- Sketch.

Well I'm scheduling this so I hope Mr Blogger is behaving today! I'm going to be out all day so I'll catch up with you all this evening. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for looking.

Nearly forgot...there's still time to enter my candy which you can find here.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Snoopy at Christmas.

I was crafting with my friend yesterday afternoon and I managed to make one whole card! In my defense I had to let the dogs out to play, check what they were doing upstairs in my craft area while we were crafting downstairs in the kitchen and then take my home shopping in from the Tesco van!! And I did manage to get another one made later.

This is the first one I made. I'm still enjoying making white cards for Christmas.

I used :-
Image :- Decorated Dog House from Stampabilities.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart punch and Cuttlebug embossing folders.

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card :-
Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge :-Christmas in May.
Creative Card Crew :- Anything Goes.
Cards for Men :- No Paper.

Since I had another Snoopy image coloured I made this other card later.

I used :-
Image :- as before.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Dovecraft -Let it Snow.
Sentiment :- Heritage Rubber Stamp Company.
Martha Stewart punches, Glamour Dust, Shimmer Dots.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges :-
Sketch and Stash :- Sketch and I used this great image that I've had since last year.
Charisma :- Boy oh Boy - male card.

I'd best go and check out the entries at Totally Gorjuss as I've been at work all day. My colleague's Mum had a hospital appointment so she had to take a day off. On the bright side I've got time off on Saturday as I'm going to Kath, Anne and Debbi's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun  Day" at the Papeterie. Only 2 sleeps now, can't wait!!

Still time to enter my candy if you haven't done so already.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss 81 Water, Water.

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I'm off to a crop after work today. Usually the same people go every month and some of us only see each other at the crop so it's nice to catch up.

Time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is "water, water." We'd like to see something to do with water on your card or project. I have to admit I struggled with this one! But when I looked at my stamps I found one that seems to fit the theme perfectly.

I used :-
Image :- House Mouse - Relaxing Bubbles.
Sentiment :- Hobby Art.
DP :- Pink Petticoat.
Seam Binding :- Ribbon Girl.
Flower :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
DP :- Pink Petticoat.
Bazzill spotty card.

I'm hoping to enter the following challenges :-
Create for Fun :- Sketch.
Bunny Zoe :- Lace.
Dream Valley :- Dig out old to use with new. I dug out my Hobby Art sentiment and used that gorgeous new flower.
Ribbon Girl :- Pinks & Lilacs.
Creative Card Crew :- Cute & Girly.
Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge :- Lace and Pearls.
Paperplay :- Sparkle Galore.
The Pink Elephant :- Favourite colour combo, a flower, patterned paper and crinkle ribbon.

Hope you like, so if you've got time to leave me a comment then I can visit you too.

I think a lot of you liked our "not square" challenge last week. Remember to pop over to Totally Gorjuss to see who won and also to check out the amazing cards my talented teamies have made this week. This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. And you know what that means! Lots of lovely stash to choose from.

Nearly forgot you can find my candy Here.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

James at Christmas.

Hi everyone, just a quick post with a little card I made when my friend was over today. It's pretty simple but it's another one to add to my very small pile of Christmas cards.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV cute square.
Card candy and sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Snowflake :- Martha Stewart.
Cuttlebug embossing folders,Nesties and Glamour Dust.

I had a shot of my friend's snowflake embossing folder as I don't have this one. I really like it so I may have to buy it some time!

I think this card might fit a couple of challenges :-
Creative Inspirations Sunday challenge :- Glitz and bling.
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Anything goes.
Truly Scrumptious :-Anything goes.
One Stitch at a Time :- Anything Goes.

Think that's it for now. Don't forget to check out my candy if you haven't already.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 16 May 2011

It's a Girl.

Hi everyone, I was going to do this a lot earlier today but I couldn't get a decent photo. Not that good yet but better than my earlier attempts!

I've already made a shaped card as my DT card for Totally Gorjuss but I couldn't resist doing another one for Penny Black at Allsorts where they don't want to see square or rectangular cards. They're also having a DT call. I'd like to put my name forward for that! I don't think I've got any chance of making the DT but it won't hurt to try. I love my Penny Blacks and have lots I've not even used yet!! I was looking for something this afternoon and I found a carrier with a couple of Penny Black stamps and a Hero Arts cling stamp. No idea how long they've been mislaid. Oh dear!!

So here's my card. It's just a little titchy one as I made it with circle nesties.

I used :-
Image & sentiment :- Penny Black.
DP :- Craft Creations.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sakura glitter gel pen, pearls, Nesties.

I'm hoping to enter the following challenges :-
Craft Your Days Away :- White plus one other colour.
Simon Says Stamp :- Look what the stork brought.
Stamp Something :- Anything goes.
Easy Craft Projects :- Pretty pastel colours.

Well I think I should go now as it's rather late now. Catch up with you all later and thanks for looking.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss 80 Not Square.

Good morning everything. I hope Mr Blogger is behaving himself again! It's time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like you to make a card which is not square. That's not too difficult is it? I mean if I can do it anyone can.

I used :-
Cuttlebug embossing folder :- Swiss Dots.
Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder :- Hearts.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Card Blank cut out with a Go Kreate die.

I made this card for my husband for our anniversary which was yesterday (13th) I'd like to enter it in the Totally Papercrafts challenge which is anniversaries.
I've found some more challenges :-
Crafty Creations :- Anything Goes.
Papertake Weekly :- Fancy a punch?

Since Mr Blogger has been a bit temperamental, to say the least, I think I'll keep this post short.

By the way scroll down if you want to check out my birthday candy.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Birthday Candy.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late posting this - thank you Mr Blogger!!!

Today is my birthday and anniversary so I thought I'd post some candy. And what happens? Mr Blogger's been misbehaving!! But here it is at last.

I've got DP, buttons, ribbon, brads, stamps, more DP and lots of flowers, card candy and sentiments.  I've got other bits and pieces to add so what you get will be a bit of a lucky dip and I'll split it for 2 winners.

All you need to do is be a FOLLOWER, leave me a comment before 7pm on Sunday 29th May. And if you could put a pic in your sidebar that would be great. Good luck.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

That's one way to travel!

Hi everyone, well as you can see I didn't do my ironing. Well not yet anyway. I made a quick card instead. And after tea I made chocolate brownies. New recipe so I hope they turn out ok!

Well I thought I was never going to get this photo uploaded. I've been trying for ages and Mr Blogger was being really awkward. Out here in the country my broadband connection is very slow at the best of times but today it's just a nightmare! Anyway fingers crossed I'll get this posted safely.

I used :-
Image :- Gruffies - Bears on Ice.
DP :- Dovecraft - Let it Snow.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Snowflake :- Martha Stewart punch.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Glamour Dust.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card :-
House Mouse :- Way to go - travel.
Fussy and Fancy :- Sketch.
Pile it on :- Funny bone - funny sentiment or image. Well I think it's a funny image!

Isn't that cute? I love the House Mouse and Gruffies images they're really fun images. This is such a big image that I didn't want to add much to the card I'm just letting the image take centre stage.

Now I'd best give in and do my ironing. I like to iron the day I wash and besides my work trousers are in the pile lol!

Less is More 14 White on White.

Hi everyone from a very wet Aberdeenshire.

When I checked out my favourite challenges yesterday I noticed that the challenge over at Less is More this week is White on White. I love white on white but I'm not sure I'm very good at it! Other people do it so well though and Chrissie and Mandi's samples are just stunning. I had a couple of ideas though so I may be back with another card when I get it finished.

I love to do embossing when I do white on white or white with a touch of colour. I thought a Christmas card might work well as WoW. Not sure it turned out as well as I'd hoped though! Not even sure it looks white. On my screen it looks a bit blue. It's definitely all white though even the little pearls in the snowflakes.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV.
Embossing folders :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Sizzix Tim Holtz Snow Flurries.
Ribbon, pearls and Glamour Dust.

I'd also like to enter this card in the challenge at Lili of the Valley :- Animal Antics.

Now what should I do? I washed today (good old tumble drier) so I have ironing , or I could finish that other WoW card or make an anniversary card for hubby. Decisions, decisions.....think it's time for a coffee first and hope that he takes the dogs out so I can get peace to watch what I've recorded on Sky+. I've been watching ER from the beginning as I didn't see it till it had been on for years.

Rain seems to be off again so no excuse for him, after all the dogs don't mind what the weather's like.

Catch up with you all later. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss 79 Sketch.

Good morning everyone Saturday already and time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. Since it's the first Saturday in May we have one of Net's lovely sketches for you to follow and we are sponsored by the lovely and generous Joanna Sheen.

So here's my DT card and isn't this a great layout?

I used :-
Image :- LOTV.
DP :- MME.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Prima flowers and Glamour Dust.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card :-
By the Cute and Girly :- Anything Goes.
Oldie But a Goodie :- Say it with Flowers.
Papertake Weekly :- Anything Goes plus use something round.
Pollycraft :- Anything Goes.
St Lukes Charity Cards :- Pattern - I've used spots and stripes.

I think that's all I need to say. Many of you seemed to enjoy our 1,2, 3 challenge last week and thanks to everyone who joined us. I hope to see many of you again this week. Don't forget we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen and you know what her online store is like - she has lots of must haves!!
Enjoy your weekend everyone and I'll try to catch up with you all later.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Christmas in May.

Hi everyone, looks like I'm still not very good at posting even with 2 days off in the same week. At least I have something to show you as well as a DT card. I've been quite good this week. Usually I'm trying to make my DT card and get it posted on the DT blog by Thursday. This week it was all done and dusted on Monday. Net got such a shock she nearly fainted. She said she was only kidding!!

So yesterday I decided to make a Christmas card when my friend came over to craft and I even made another one later. We both used the same stamp which is one of her favourite Penny Black ones.

Here's the first one I made.

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Embossing olders :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Sizzix Tim Holtz Snow Flurries.
Jewels from stash and Glamour Dust.

And this is the second one, also very simple.

I used :-
Image, colouring, card candy, sentiment and Glamour Dust as before.
Snowflake :- Martha Stewart.

These are the challenges for the first card :-
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge :- Embossing.
One Stitch at a Time :- Embossing.
Cupcake :- C for Christmas.

I'd like to enter the following challenges with the second card:-
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- White plus one colour.
Cards for Men :- Circles.

Hope you like! I've not really achieved much today. Can't even blame the weather as it's not been so nice today. We have had some sun but much hazier than it has been and quite a cold wind. At least it's still dry. We're promised rain today but so far it hasn't come. I'm off to take the dogs for yet another walk before I have tea and go to my friend's to make cards. A few of us go and we always have a lovely chat too. It's nice to be able to socialise as well as make cards.

Soon be the weekend!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Love is in the air!

Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying the lovely weather this weekend. It's been lovely here in Aberdeenshire for a while now. I was lucky enough to have a day off on Friday but the only time I saw the sun was when I took the dogs for their walks as I was watching The Royal Wedding. It was really amazing, I loved it. Catherine was a beautiful bride and everything just went so well. I loved it when they left Buckingham Palace in the Aston Martin. Not sure why I thought I'd get anything done on Friday! Eventually in the evening I managed to make this card. Always useful to have a wedding card in your box.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV with some added Glamour Dust.
DP :- Sandylion.
Roses :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Beautiful lace from stash.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Lili of the Valley :- Love is in the air.
Stampin' For the Weekend :- Wedding.
Totally Papercrafts :- Glitter.
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch.
Easy Craft Projects :- Royal Wedding.
Die Cut Dreams :- Wedding.

I was quite pleased that I managed to make something after all on my day off and even more pleased that it all came together quite quickly.

I'm looking forward to another day off tomorrow for the May Day Bank holiday. If I hadn't had to work yesterday morning I'd have been off from Thursday till Tuesday afternoon. 5 days in a row would have been nice but since we weren't doing anything on Saturday it wasn't worth losing a day's holiday just to have a morning off. Hope the weather's still nice tomorrow!

Hope you like and if you can spare a minute to leave me a comment I'd love to hear what you think.