Saturday, 29 May 2010

It's My Babies Birthday and I am all alone! :(


Jude is 6 today!....And I am left all on my own!...they are both away to a Girl Guiding 100 Celebration party so won't be back till 3 and Phil is off helping out at a Sports Event being held locally and won't be back till 5! You would think I would be relishing the peace and quiet but I don't seem to know what to do with myself!lol
There is a nail shop which opened along from the school a few months ago and everytime we walk past on the way home she always wishes she could go in, so I booked her an appointment for her birthday as a surprise...she thought we were just going to call in to the Post Office which is next door to the nail shop...but when we went in there instead she was over the moon "best present ever Mummy!" She sat there perfectly still watching every little thing the woman did!This is the card I made for her.... "can you put all the pinks you have on it Mummy please" I think I have as many shades as I could find! Her big girl scooter that she wanted... to be just like big Sis!
Lucy gave her this....she is gonna be a bit of a fashion victim I think...she has been eyeing this up in the toyshop for's a little mannequin that you can design little outfits on...might have a wee play with it too!lol Lucy got a mega hug for that!
We have some friends coming round tonight, all the kids are gonna have a Macdonalds and the grown ups are gonna have a curry!yum!!

I will be back later with some cards!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

WOYWDW #51!!!!!!!!!!

No! No! No! can't be Wednesday already!!!!!lol My list of orders is not getting any smaller...everytime I get a card finished someone else asks for one! this rate I am never gonna get my cupboard painted!!. {I am not complaining tho..cos selling these all these cards is helping to pay for all my new stuff!lol} I don't think I am gonna get the time to make anything for the anniversary challenge...still all these cards to do and half my stuff is packed in boxes :0(
Anyway onto my desk...I was in the middle of making a card for a naming ceremony but Jude came and asked me to make a fairy dress to take to school {their topic this term is fairytales..which she is really enjoying, they have built a cottage in the classroom and a garden for a dragon! wish P1 had been like that when I were a lass lol!} So that was me distracted as I love fairies and I just had to make her a dress!...but I don't sew so that is why it is all sitting waiting for the glue to dry!
My new little treat to myself is up on the right corner...two tiny sets of alphabet stamps..they were only 99p each.
Edited to add that the fairy dress is not for Jude to wear but for her to leave for the fairies who come to the classroom! They have been drawing fairy clothes and leaving them in a little letterbox and the fairies send them letters back! All very exciting but I forgot to mention that bit!......just incase anyone thinks I am glueing a full size dress lol!

Thought I would show one of my finished orders..another wedding card....I did one like this the other week and was really happy with it so I have used the same idea but changed it with the tartan ribbon, heather and the rolled flowers...which I am addicted to making just now!...a great way to use all my little scraps of paper!
Anyway I really gotta go and get ready to go to work...those high school kids won't feed themselves lol!! I will be back for a nosey later!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Check it out!!

OMG there is some seriously sweet birthday candy over on Debbie's blog

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge!...........

OOo I have come across this challenge blog and I just had to join in! The Burtonesque Dolls go check it out there are some fab DT cards! I have used one of my Sugar Nellie stamps as I thought she would fit in perfectly!......the paper I made myself by stamping a couple of my little Stamping Bella skulls......The big black flower is actually brown but I coloured it with my Black Promarker as I have no big black flowers left......the other flowers I made after seeing a tutorial over on SCS a little bit of tulle and another little skull to finish it off!

Hope you like!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

WOYWDW #50.................

Oooo I am not liking this pic...there's a bit of a build up starting...trying to do too many cards at the same time!lol I have about 10 card orders still to finish before I can clear out my cubby for painting and then fingers crossed we will be heading down to Ikea at the end of the month....Woohooo!!! I cannot wait to get it all sorted and organised..I can barely move in it just now....I actually fell out of my cupboard the other week and landed on my knees on the laminate left knee is still aching a bit. Now I hear you all asking how the heck did you fall OUT of the cupboard!lol....well my heat gun was plugged into the extension lead which sits to the left of me on the floor and my heat gun was to the right on the desk and I stood up to come out and my foot caught on the cable and down I went!....Lucy thought it was hilarious!
The card on my desk is an order for a woman who is 60...retiring and moving house all to be on the card! There is a finished card on the top right and to the left is a card I have to finish for a challenge blog I found yesterday The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge Blog

Thought I would share my find that I am now using to store all my charms did have beads and wires in it which I wasn't using so I decanted them somewhere else and now my charms are all in the one place instead of dotted about here and there in bags!
Oooo gotta go the postie has just dropped my Lili of the Valley order through the door!!!!!

Come on over to the wonderful Julia's blog and join in the fun!!

Monday, 17 May 2010

40th Birthday..............

Another two orders done and dusted!lol These are for a women who is mega into shoes and handbags...I got this fab shoe image over at Sketching Stamper...coloured it with my Promarkers and used my Glossy Accents and seed beads to decorate...the papers are from my scrap box so I can't remember the make {wish I did...if anyone recognises it let me know cos I really want some more!} The dotty effect under the shoe I saw over on Marlene's blog she has a link to a tutorial...I really liked it so gave it a wee go!

I have had these handbag pics forever...I think I got them on ebay!....not the best at cutting...don't do well with fiddly things which is why I never really got into decoupage!lol
Must dash I got another 2 orders today...takes me to 12 more cards to make!

My blog is 1 today!!!

Well here we are a year later and I have made loads of blogbuddies....I spent so long umming and ahhing about whether to start one up or not....I didn't think anyone would be interested in looking at my cards....but I was stuck in a rut and lacking mojo for making cards even to the point when I was gonna give it up {there are no crafty clubs or shops in my neck of the woods :( } so I took the plunge and set it up...and I am so glad I did! My cards have come on in leaps and bounds thanks to all the wonderful inspiration out there in blogland and I wish I could go round you all and thank you but I would be here till next year!....there are soooooo many talented peeps out there! I also want to thank everyone who leaves me really makes my day to get some feedback on my cards!
I will be having some candy to celebrate but I have to wait till I can get away to my fave craft shop....probably at the end of the month when we go to Ikea to get the stuff for my new look cubby!
I will be back later with some cards!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Lucy's card......................

Lucy requested a Spongebob card for her I found this image on a kids colouring site...coloured with my Promarkers....the paper is from my scrap box...had just enough! I also made her a little dongle keyring thingy by tracing the image onto shrink plastic {I love that stuff!}
She loved Judes card to do now and she has been through my stash and picked just about everything for her card...lots of pink and sparkle!

Friday, 14 May 2010

I have soooo much catching up to do!......

I have so much catching up to do with all those lovely blogs out there and to get back to all the comments I have received....but here is the reason why.........
. My mum has been after a wee dog for a while now to keep her company as she is on her own and my sister arrived on Lucy's birthday with an 18 month old chihuahua for her!! She was over the moon and had tears in her eyes when Linda appeared with him! All he wants to do is sit on your knee and be cuddled! He reminds me of a little Gremlin {remember that movie!}
Anyway I will be on later tonight with my glass of wine and catch up with all my blogging!!
See you all later!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Nothing today...just nipping on quickly to post this...didn't want to miss out on the fun!
My wee baby is 10 today...I can't believe how the time has past.....I always used to chuckle at the old wifeys who used to peep at her in her pram and say enjoy it because it will pass by quickly!lol

She was up at 5.30 this morning!...sent her back to bed and she just played her DS till the alarm went off!!
I will catch up with you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Wedding Cake...............................

I had an order for a wedding card and this idea came to me while I was in bed {I always seem to think of ideas just as I am about to fall asleep!}...anyway I have drawn and cut out the cake pieces from a lovely pearlescent card and added some swirls with one of my stamps and gold ink.....some lacy bits with my MS Doily punch...and then added some flowers, vellum punched leaves and bling! Is it okay?...not to OTT I hope? Anyway I am off to give it to her now I hope she likes it!
Edited to add...She loved it and can't wait to give it to her friend!...I always worry when I try something different that what I like might not necessarily be what they like!lol Thanks for all your kind comments guys!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Happy 16th!..................................

Finished this card order the other day....perfect image from Mo's Digital Pencil for a 16 year old!!
I used a couple of star stamps and versamark on the brown paper to match it in with the blue starry paper.......cut out a couple of stars and some string and the sentiment is printed from the computer. Slowly getting through my list of orders and I have the girls cards to make too!!!
Back later!!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Baby Card for the Bee Crafty Challenge.....

I have decided it is about time I entered a few more I am entering this card over at the Bee Crafty Challenge blog which is "something new". This digistamp is from Pink Cat Studio...coloured with my Promarkers.....sentiment from the computer and a little bit of ribbon and a pin!
I still have loads of cards to do so will keep this short and sweet but I just had to share this pic Jude took today while we were out for a walk....this little lamb lying with its eyes shut soaking up the sun!..awww
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 7 May 2010


Quick little Christening card this morning......using up more scraps and some little embellishments.........sorry off to finish the rest of my cards...not enough hours just now!!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

WOYWDW # 48..........................

Oh I am sooo late getting this posted...had planned to do it this morning but just never got the time! Not that much on the old desk today {I have started packing up some of the stuff I don't use much so I can begin my refit}..a couple of images to be coloured in for my girls birthday cards... their birthdays are 2 weeks apart!.........the green card on the left I had started for Susies make your own flowers Challenge but I never got it finished in time and I wasn't happy with it anyway so I am gonna take it apart and use it for something else.

I did however sort out my ribbons finally!....sticky hooks from Morrisons {69p for 6} book rings and some safety pins...Ta Da!

Get yourselves over to Julia's Blog to take part in this weekly phenomenon!
I will try to get round everybody but I have a mountain of card orders so I really must get on with them {need to make some pennies to pay for my refit}..if I don't make it I apologise and I promise to try harder next week!

Monday, 3 May 2010

A card at last!!..........................................

I am back at last with a card!! Thanks for all your kind wishes for Lucy...she is doing much better now and is annoying her little I know she is on the mend! Back to school tomorrow!!
I made this card for my Mum for her birthday...she really wants a Chihuahua to keep her company..but this was the only one I could afford {I didn't realise how expensive they were!} The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with my PM's...the paper I have had for a while and ribbon from my stash!

I have entered this card over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog....been sooo long since I entered a challenge! {thanks Fleur!}


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