Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Firstly today I would like to wish you all a Happy St Patricks day, which also means I would like to wish my Uncle and Emma a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Emma just to totally embarrass you, here's a pic of the birthday girl who got a cake at our weekend gathering.

You can give me a thump at the next crop!

Back to crafting and this was the other card I made this weekend which I am entering into the Quixotic paperie Challenge.
The challenge was to use a Greeting farm stamp and alter it.  Here is my entry:

I love this stamp from the "Happy Day" set.  Oh and I so enjoyed colouring it in with my copic's.  I have combined it with the Basic Grey range archaic, including the chipboard and buttons...which just goes fantastico!  I have distressed the edges with TH ink vintage photo and added a couple of rub ons from stock.
I love these papers and have been coverting them for a while not wanting to used them...sad I know but any fella crafters out there will know that we all have our favourite papers that we don't want to cut into!! 
I have altered the stamp by adding eyelashes and stripes to the t-shirt on the little boy image, I wanted to keep it simple as I think the stamp says it all really.

My youngest boy is not 6 till May but I'd like to thank the guys over on the Quixotic challenge blog as now I am organised early with a card for his birthday...must not loose it between now and then which always happens if I put something away somewhere safe, or is that just me?!*

At the moment at school my little boy is doing a project on dinosaurs, and is loving every minute, telling me the other day that they'd measured their teacher and that she was taller but not wider than a Veloicraptor, good to know, lol!
My eldest absolutely loved dinosaurs when little so here's hoping all those plastic toys will get a second outing now.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Before I start today I would like to wish my eldest son a Happy 11th Birthday and thank him so much for waking me at 5.30 a.m. to the call of "can I open my presents now"!
The answer wasn't yes :-) x
He had mentioned a couple of days ago that this year he didn't want a present as such but would rather have something that goes "woof" with a red ribbon around it's neck.  He has been pestering me for a long time for a dog!  So he was in for a disappointing morning when he came down to a guitar.
I had mentioned this to a pal of mine in the school playground and she said "tie a red ribbon to the neck of the guitar and set a match to will soon go "WOOF"!  LOL.
As it was he is thrilled with his guitar as he has only recently started lessons and was equally delighted with the PSP game from his brother that he wanted.  Tonight we will have the usual family chocolate birthday cake and no doubt a thrashing on the Wii!
My husband has arranged for him to go Go-karting with his pals later in the month as a birthday treat so he will have something else to look forwards to.

On to crafting this is my second card from the weekend and it, surprisingly, is for my sons birthday.

I have used Rusty Pickle Pocket Rocket papers and Inkadinkado Rock star stamps.  The edges are inked with Tim Holts ink vintage photos and the colouring is with my copics.  Finally it is finished with a bit of bling although it is difficult to see from the picture.

I also had a couple more photo's from the weekend to share with you.
This one is of Angela doing her "Mystic Meg" impression with her Angel cards, thanks for my reading.  xxx

Pick a card!!
Spot on again this year.

Monday, March 15, 2010

So this weekend just gone the girls from Fraserburgh came through to Elgin to crop at Mayne house...Jo, Sarah and I joined them.  A great time was had by all.  The food was plentiful with lovely homemade soups, homebakes and puddings, yummy yum yum.  Conversation and crafting was flowing...some more than others, I prefer to craft slowly letting the creative juices flow, lol, Jo who I sat next to was on a roll and I think she said she completed 9 LO's, that's more than I get done in a year!  I hope to rectify it this year.
On Saturday night we had a lovely chinese meal made better by all sharing so we got lots of little tastes of things normally we wouldn't order, I love doing that.  After the meal we retired to the living room to play games....the embellishment game, bingo, match the paper with the designer and anagrams (which I am the pits at!)  It was a good giggle and here are a couple of pics from the evening.

The top picture has Jo posed to take a picture whilst we watch on the embellishment game...the second is the grand final with Angela winning having come runner up last year!
You can see some other pictures of our weekend on Jo's blog, the house we stayed in plus one of me cake decorating.....Jo I'll get you for that later, lol!

This was the first of my cards that I made this weekend.  It was like going back in time as this is how I first started with card making, stamping an image and colouring, very relaxing, well I think so!
The stamp is from Stamps Happen and is called "It's only a game!"
I coloured the image in with my copic's and kept the rest of the card very simple so it's just the stamp that stands out.
My uncle loves his Golf so I hope he likes this too.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This is my entry to this months Sugarbowl challenge.  This month we had a sketch to follow and have to add "shabby chic"!
I have used Rusty Pickle Mayflower range as I thought it went well with the stripes and spots of the SN stamp "Blossom" by Leanne Ellis. 
Instead of inking my edges....which I just love to do..and you can tell by the state of my chalk inks just now...I think you could call them well loved!  Anyway getting back to inking today I have used a cotton bud and Tim Holts distress ink vintage photo to give it that shabby look.
The flower I got the idea from here (thanks Dawn for the inspiration and Sharon for the link) adding wire rather than thread through the button and shaped it like Blossoms flower attachment in her hair.
The rub ons are from a swatch book by Creative Imaginations and the rafia was lurking in my craft room :-)
I raised Blossoms flowers and added small pearl glass centres, you can see better here:
Loved the challenge again girls, enjoyed having time to just play and see what I come up with...seem to spend a lot of time just now not doing enough of that sort of crafting.
This is going to be a Mother's Day card for my mum, who like me is not really a girlie girl, more a black motorbike leather kind of gal!
And as for the stamp I have recently had my hair cut very similar to Blossoms, just wish I had her body, lol, well, maybe bigger legs and feet, but isn't that all part of her charm?!
Happy crafting guys.  xxx

Monday, March 01, 2010

Well, that's me back from a great weekend away with the family.....a treat for my Wedding Anniversary, no cooking!
Thought I would just pop on to say check out Judy's blog, she has a great giveaway for Mother's Day....leave her a comment before the 8th of March and you could win one of five beautiful prizes.