Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Before I go today check out My Desert Cottage, and the beautiful giveaway.
Stunning work and fab prize, would love to create work like this.
Kirsti thanks for the link on your blog.  xxx 

Thanks to my craft buddy Kirsti for this award.
The rules are no.1  Pass it on, no.2  List 10 things that make me happy.
So first I'd like to pass this on to: 

Now onto 10 things that make me happy:

1.  My boy's.........all the time xxx but especially sleeping and not fighting!
2.  Time to craft on what I want to do.
3.  A tidy house....which doesn't happen very often!
4.  Chocolate especially Dairy Milk, Galaxy bubbles and Thorntons Desserts.
5.  Food be it homebakes or a good curry!
6.  A nice glass of red wine...two even happier :-)
7.  A brandy with peppermint!
8.  Cropping with fella crafters.
9.  Attending crafty classes and learning something new.
10.  Gosh I should really place hubby somewhere so what can I say about him.........
.....still thinking..........erm......he looks good in his "grow bag!"  LOL!
So guys here is my challenge results for the Bubbly Funk forum. 
The Vanilla Sugar challenge this month, being February was to create a "Hanging heart". 
Guess what?  I've done exactly that!
I have used some hearts I bought, I think, from Panduro a few years ago, because I loved their shape.
The scraps of material I founds in my box of bits in the loft and the raffia was on a recent bouquet of flowers, reuse kids would be pleased!
The lettering is sizzlets bounce to match the material.
I'd like to thank the Bubbly funk guys for another great challenge and for finally getting me motivated to do something with these lovely hearts.  I have kept them simple as I tend to keep my house quite minimal...less housework more craft time.....oh yes, there is method in my madness, lol!  :-)
In saying that I love the whole American New England shabby country craft style....all be it this with a twist of me.

To all fella crafters out there thanks for stopping by....and happy crafting.  xxx 

Friday, February 12, 2010

Look at what I got in the post from the lovely Susan today.....ain't it fab?
This was a swap over on the Bubblyfunk forum in which we filled large matchboxes with embellishments of a desired colour choice....guess what colours I asked for, lol!
Thank you very much indeed Susan, looking forwards to playing with them.

I sent my box to Wendy who asked for green and brown see my earlier post.
We all seem to have had a great swap, thanks Wendy for organising it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On to today....this is the card and little keyring I've made for my pal Gayle to welcome the arrival of little Maya.  The stamp is from Hanglar Stangler and is Bee, the papers are from Flair baby girl.  The little mum mini book is from More than Words.  The rest as usual is stash found kicking around!  (Got a bit of that!)
I really enjoyed making this card and loved playing with the stamp...thanks Karen.  I started the card whilst having a girlie craft together with Pam and Karen but I think I was doing most of the crafting guys, lol!!! 
You know what I mean.  I was just happy to be out playing.
Arh well, as they say on cartoon time "that's all for now folks!"
Have a great day and if you get time to craft....even better!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This the card that I have made for my niece to celebrate the arrival of her baby brother.
I thought the stamp from Sugar Nellie "Manga kids" was so appropriate for her and the papers are from Deja Views "little ones" collection.
The other embelishments I found in my craft's amazing what you can find after a tidy up!
Let's hope she likes her card.

Can you guess who this card is for then?  Yep this one is for my brother and partner...again I have used the Deja Views "little ones" collection so that everything matches.  The stamp is baby bunny from SN also....I just love this stamp for baby cards and have used it quite a lot.  It's just so cute!

So what happened in your world today?
Anything exciting?
I had my hair chopped short again after having it very long last year.
Is it me or do us girls like to grow our hair only to find it drives us batty so we have it cut again?
Could just be me, lol!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

This is my entry for this months Sugar bowl and Marlene's sketch.
I have used Fancy pants papers Daydreams Imagine and Gaze...the flowers I have my mum to thank for making and also for the lace as she brought me a whole bag up last year after having a sort out...some of it is even homemade! 
The sugar nellie stamp is Guardian Angel and the phrase stamp was picked up in the USA last summer and is by Inkadinkado...I love it

"Some people come into our lives
and quietly stay.
Others stay for a while,
leaving footprints in our hearts
and we are never the same."

This is how I feel about the guys who I was on holiday last year as we had such a fabulous time together and was a real treat for my big birthday!

So big thanks to the guys over on the Sugar bowl for a great challenge and happy crafting to you all.

Friday, February 05, 2010

This is my decorated matchbox for my swap on Bubblyfunk forum.  Wendy who I have made for asked for green and brown the match box is stuffed with ribbons, brads, buttons, flowers etc...
I have used Crate papers from the seaweed range, a papermania flower which has been layered up using the boho blossom punch from SU, then attached with ribbon and a wee tag.
I do hope she likes what I've sent her as I've never done a matchbox swap before and am not sure what to expect!

Finally I just wanted to mention the recent news about Rusty Pickle stopping word "gutted"
explains how I feel...I love all their papers and will really miss their funky style.
Wishing you guys over at RP all the very best for the future.  xxx

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Kreative blog award

I have been sent this award by Sharon over on My little pad 
It is my first award Sharon so I am well chuffed that you thought to send it to me.

So onto the rules:

To have this award is to pass it on – the instructions are as follows:
1. Thank the person giving the award.

2. Copy the award graphic to your blog.

3. Place a link to their blog.

4. Name seven things people don’t know about you.

5. Nominate seven bloggers you admire.

6. Place a link to these bloggers.

7. Leave a comment on their blog notifying them of the award.
Right onto the nitty gritty......Sharon thanked tick, award copied tick, link to blog tick...gosh seven things folk won't know about me!!!
1.  I'm stuck on one, lol, I used to dance and qualified as a dance instructor.
2.  My favourite chocolates are Thortons Dessert selection but would be very happy with a bar of Dairy Milk.
3.  I get really nervous when I go somewhere new...and would rather avoid going!
4.  I can ski up-hill, lol!  (Don't ski well)
5.  In the Navy I came top in all my training (5) but only recieved an award twice.  Work that one out!
6.  I've been told I'm a perfectionist.....but I'm trying hard not to be!
7.  My hubby says for this one "I never tell my husband I love him!"  That's because I'd run out of buckets to puke in, lol.
These are the folk that inspire me:
Right I'm off to tell them the news.....  

Monday, February 01, 2010

So with the weather at the weekend "SNOW" the girls from our neck of the woods didn't make it to the crop which was very disappointing.  I'm sure Jacqui still had a lovely day although a few others didn't make it too.  Fingers crossed she does another event when the weather improves....she does organise a good do!

The good news from the weekend was that my good pal Gayle gave birth to a little girl, congratulations to you and the family can't wait to see the
Also I became an aunty again as my brothers partner had a little boy, early!  Can't wait to see him too. xxx
Babies, babies, babies....perfect excuse to make some cards!

And finally to all you crafters out there there is some Sugar candy over on the SN blog but better be quick as it finishes on the of the brand new Manga stamps and they are absolutely stunning.