Saturday 26 July 2008

Dotties World Challenge #11

Oh my this proved to be really difficult for me this week! The challenge went ... Are you sitting down? Good because this week it's a toughie! At first glance you may not think so but wait until you try it.....
I want you to dig out those papers that you assigned to the 'never to be used' pile and get crafting with them. You know the ones I mean, you buy a set of beautiful papers but there's always one that you know you'll never use, well today, it's all going to change.
So, use at least one of your neglected papers as the main element of your project and any of the Charmed Downloads, and remember.........BE HONEST!
Now I have loads of paper that I'm really not keen on I buy it on impulse liking what I see at the time then when I get it home and look more closely I change my mind, Because I tend to buy most of it at my LCS I buy it when it comes in and its usually PM, ok I know not the best idea but I am trying to be far more selective and I love all my digi kit papers and they are the free ones! so for card making its great, anyway chose my image darts George coloured in in PSE5) from the sporty George collection as a friend is about to turn 40and he plays darts and I thought it would be easy to find a paper to use - how wrong was I?! I have loads but they just didnt work with the image I'm not totally convinced that this one works either but I have managed to complete the challenge and I was begining to panic! well its PM papers from a stack but cant remember which one (I have quite a few!) some ribbon from my stash to cover up the join as the papers are 6x6, some silver peeloffs and a couple of gems. TFL

Thursday 24 July 2008

An Award

Firstly thank you again Lea and Sammi for the award These ladies are fab crafters and I love visiting their blogs for inspiration and am honoured that they chose me. I am now going to try and fulfill its requirements. The rules are: 1. Only 5 people allowed. 2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog. 3. 1 has to be someone new and live in another part of the world. 1. Sue truely inspirational and so very talented. 2. Ruth another favourite haunt of mine go check it out. 3. Nicky a fairly new blogger and I love her cards they are very imaginative. 4. Natasha another very talented lady who has some great ideas. 5. Patty I came across this blog after she visited me when I had a PIF she is in Louisiana in America and makes Christmas cards to pass to the troops serving over in Iraq and also has other crafting bits on her blog so go check it out. Wow that was quite hard as I have tried to choose people who have not received the award yet but I love all of these blogs and many more.

Cooking Dottie

My card for MIL used cooking Dottie from the Dottie At Home collection which I have decoupaged (which doesnt really show in the photo and when I tried to do a side view it looked yukky!) and coloured in using water colour pencils and sakura pens, the papers are Junkitz which were free with Scrapbook Inspirations, the candle on the cake is a fastenator with small adhesive gems in the corners of the image and a silver peeloff. TFL

Card by Ria

Here is the card that Ria made for her grans birthday. She has used paper from PM, and stamped cat, paws and fish from stamps that we bought at Lakeland and its finished off with a silver peeloff. TFL.

Thank You

Thank you Sammi and Lea for my award - I will be back tomorrow to fulfil the requirements but wanted you to know how grateful I am to you both. Finished MILs card but I'll upload that tomorrow too as am shattered and am on the early shift tomorrow so need some sleep! Bye for now. x

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

Ok sorry not been around much for a couple of days been a bit busy with one thing or another but did manage to get a couple of cards made for Ria to take to school, the first one is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge Katherinas sketch #7 using Teacher Dottie and papers from Raspberry Road Designs Fun Lovin digi kit image coloured using water colour pencils and sakura pens, ribbon from my stash and sentiment added using dymo and gems from my stash. The second card was using teacher George and paper from Raspberry Road Designs Christmas Surprise digi kit and gold holographic card and the adhesive stones in varying sizes are PM, this one was for the headmaster who was also one of Rias main teachers and he liked the card as George has baggy trousers like he does and I added the smiley face to the board as this is what he puts after marking each piece of work. Am now working on a card for MIL as its her birthday tomorrow and I'm not getting very far at the moment so best I go and get on with it. TFL. x

Sunday 20 July 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge #11 + 1

Right today I have managed 2 cards so must be on a bit of a roll, had hoped to do more but had to go out! The farmer one is for BILs birthday and yes he is a farmer! LOL its all from Raspberry road Designs Farmhouse Collection kit and is for the Friday Sketchers challenge #11 and my other card is a dottie card! Used flower Dottie from the dres up collection coloured in using watercolour pencils, blending pen and sakura pens and the papers are Raspberry Road Designs Earth Day kit, this is a card for Rias TA still have a couple more to do so have to do them tomorrow night as last day is Tuesday - I seem to like leaving things to the last minute! (not!) Before I sign off for tonight Ria has asked me to thank you all for the comments you left her for acheiving so well in her SATs it means a great deal to her and to me so THANK YOU

Well Done Ria

Forgot to mention last night (how remiss of me!) but while I was away Ria had the results of her yr 6 SATs and she acheived 3 level 5s and was the only one in her school to get all 3 - we are so proud of her.

Saturday 19 July 2008

Dotties World Challenge #10

Wow I'm back and everyone has been so busy while I was away its taken me an age to catch up with what everyone has been doing but I think I have now done that and managed to do the challenge too! Challenge #10 on Dotties World goes like this Rhinestones...Ribbon and Raised...Raised can be corregated/textured Card,embossed paper,3d card or just foam pads, the choice is yours. Well I went with a bit of a black and white theme so coloured rocking George using pencils and sakura pens, used black & white stripy ribbon, black card and music paper by Raspberry Road Designs New Beginings kit then added some rhinestones that I got today in £land (120 different sized!) the image is raised using silicon glue. TFL

Anyway the narrowboat holiday went really well and I think all 3 of our residents enjoyed it I did but came home absolutely shattered! Then today had to take Ria shopping for bridesmaid shoes managed to get some for £15 from BHS so that was good, cant believe the wedding is in 2 weeks - Ria only has 2 days left at primary school! Its great to be back and lovely to be in my craft room I missed it and all of my blog blog buddies out there in blog land. x

Thursday 10 July 2008

Dotties World Challenge #9

Hello everyone just one last card to put on tonight then nothing from me for the next week I'm afraid as I'm off on a narrow boat holiday well I say holiday its actually work 3 staff taking 3 residents but it should be great fun just hope the weather improves dramatically! Anyway I managed to complete this weeks challenge over at Dotties World which is;- 'Pick a Letter'. The challenge this week is a little bit different.....Choose any letter in the alphabet, and use as many things on your card beginning with that letter as possible, for example, if you choose the letter ‘S’ you could use stitching, stamping, spots, staples, stickers, slugs, snails, stars, anything beginning with the letter ‘S’. You can use other things too, of course. Either Dottie, George or a Kitty from the downloads must also feature on your card of course, but get really creative with the other elements. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. The DT cards are as always totally amazing as are the other cards that people have been making. Took me ages to think what letter I wanted to use andit wasnt till I saw one in the Docrafts newsletter this morning that I knew what to do - So I have used 'S' Skating Dottie, slider card, stripes, snap, stamp, silver (eyelet and ribbon) snowflakes, seasonal and sentiment, the papers are by Raspberry Road Designs Annies Room. TFL Hopefully I will get the next challenge done after I get back next Friday. Oh no a whole week with out crafting :( Ok see you all in a week, happy crafting I look forward to catching up with all your creations upon my return. x

Wednesday 9 July 2008

finished card

Ok I'm sorry but I have to admit to having done some of the hw today! DOH has been rained off and he has been about all day too! Had to make sure kitchen was squeeky clean as waiting for a plumber to come and sort out a very leaky tap, so leaky we have now had to turn the water off and guess what we are still waiting! Anyway I have finished my card, its for a friend who is going to be 25 (in case you hadnt guessed) on Sunday while we are away cruising along the kennet & avon canal for the week with 3 of our residents, so we intend to have a party on the boat on sunday. I have used a decoupaged Lollipop Dottie coloured with sakura stardust for some sparkle, I added 25 to the lollipop and then diamond glazed it and then used Happy Kitchen papers by Raspberry Road Designs and some little metal flowers that I bought ages ago and had forgotten all about! TFL, now I have to get on and do some paperwork ready for the holiday on Friday but hope to get some more craft time in later, need my fix as I'm not going to do any for a whole week - OMG how will I cope?!

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Nothing finished!

Oh well I had hoped to have a card ready to show you tonight but it was not to be so I will have to finish it in the morning instead of getting on with the hw! what a shame huh?! I think not! good night all see you tomorrow. x

Monday 7 July 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

The challenge over on Papertake Weekly was another fabulous sketch by Katherina for this I used Joanna Sheen Oriental Dreams CD's and brown cardstock with the addition of s/a paper ribbon from Lakeland and some little metal fans I picked up quite some time ago then I added the faux stitching using sakura white glaze pen. I had hoped to put another card on aswell tonight but the diamond glaze isnt dry yet! have to wait til tomorrow (or do I mean later today!) for that one! TFL

Saturday 5 July 2008

Thank you George

I cant believe Lou and I used the same image this idea came to me late last night so I jotted it donw on a piece of paper and then got the chance to put it together tonight! I am using it for the Papertake Weekly challenge which is Thanks a Latte - a Thank you card with the option to use coffee & cream colours and instead of using pp I cuttlebugged some card with music used a PM flower and added a button guitar. Off to create some more I hope!

Friday 4 July 2008

Morning All

A very good morning to you all, just thought I'd pop on quickly and show you a card I've made using Lou's Cat Collection which you can purchase over at Charmed Cards & Crafts. The card is for my team mate Val over at UKScrappers who has just been on holiday to Austria and she has kept intouch via her blog and posted the most amazing photos of the scenery and off course the delicious cakes that she has had! If you want to take a look pop over to her blog, anyway thought it would be nice to get something in the post other than the usual junk mail and bills after being away for 2 weeks. Right now to get on with some HW as I have to go to work this afternoon, and you know what they say .. No rest for the wicked, not that I thought I was that wicked mind you! Anyway hope you all have a great day and spend the weekend relaxing and crafting - I'm working! :(

Thursday 3 July 2008

Groovy Baby! Challnge #8

These new Dottie & George images are totally awesome, I used 2 to complete this weeks challenge over at Dotties World which was a sketch I used the pre-coloured images and embossed the frames with Big Shot texture plate paisly, the background paper is from Groovy Garb by Raspberry Road Designs, the strip of flowers I forget where they came from I've had them for so long! the flower is PM and I've added some glitter to it using a sakura stardust clear pen which I've also used on parts of the embossed frames. TFL

Catapult George

Ok here is Catapult George! Thank you very much Lou he is sure to become another firm favourite, especially for boy cards! I think he is very cute I gave him a few freckles too!, coloured him in using sakura glaze and water colour pencils, the paper is from a freebie digi kit called Colour My World by Raspberry Road Designs and the card is a diamond fold which Sue very kindly sent me the link to after I admired one on her blog! Thank you Sue!

Right now I must get on with some ironing but hopefully back this evening to make some more cards. Have a good day everyone and thanks for popping by. x

Wednesday 2 July 2008

New Dottie & George

Wowsers! Have you seen the new Dottie & George images? They are totally awesome and available from charmed cards and crafts, only trouble is I dont know which one to use first! Go check out if you havent already. Lou you continue to amaze and inspire me, thank you!

Tell Us A Story CJ

Life has been a bit hectic over the past couple of days so not a lot of crafting has been acheived :( but I thought I'd show you a cj I'm involved in from over on UKScrappers, its called Tell Us A Story and we each add a bit to each others stories. Well mine is called the Birthday Surprise and surprise surprise Dottie has made it onto my entry! She is on the birthday card that contains my starting story and my sign ins are little envelopes which contain a blank wee birthday card for each person to decorate and sign. I have enjoyed preparing this and look forward to seeing everyone elses stories.

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Blogging Customer of the month

How pleased are we - that is Ria and me! - the wonderful Louly has chosen us as blogging customer of the month over on Dottie's World, thanks so much Louly, we really appreciate it as we are huge fans of Dottie & George and of course YOU! ;-) We look forward to welcoming 'Catapult George' to our world of crafting and seeing what we can create with him so watch this space everyone ...