Sunday, 29 August 2010

My First Canvas.......

This is what I have been working on for the last few weeks and can finally post it as the recipient has now received it.  I made it for my God- Daughter for her birthday and she is most definately on Team Edward!
The image is a Greeting Farm Digi coloured with my Promarkers and loads of stickles for his dazzling can just about make it out on the pic!
I used my Distress Inks to cover the edges of the canvas....the paper I can't remember the make sorry...but thought it would be perfect with the apple on!  I have used both sides of it on this. The flowers have been coloured with my PM's too...the little centres are made from organza ribbon I can't remember where I saw the melt the edges over a candle.....a really nice effect.  I have added some skeleton leaves and the dark leaves have been sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  I also added some stickles and Liquid Pearl to the edges.
This little frame was actually a little mirror...bought a few of them for 50p in Au Naturale.....just took the mirror out and added this quote which I had printed off on my computer.
I am sooooo pleased with how this has turned out!
Thanks for having a look...hope you like it too!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

A Couple of 50ths..................

Couple of 50th birthday cards here.....Betty Boop image is from the net and the other is from Bugaboo the sentiment!lol

Bit of a rotten day here in Fort William....a curry is called for tonight to cheer us up!lol

I will be back tomorrow with something to show that I am soooo pleased with.....

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

What a lovely award!..........

Thanks so much Sally for this award!!
I have to pass it on to 7 lovely blogs so here are my picks

Barbara @ Paper good to see you back!
Debs @ Crafty Card-Higgins.....your cards are gorgeous!
Paula @ Paula's Paper always leave such lovely comments!
Jacqui @ Simply Create......simply the most gorgeous shop ever!!
Julia @ Stamping Ground....the creator of the phenomenon that is WOYWW!
Kath @ Diary of the Everyday Crafter....I am totally jealous of your crafty space!
Chris @ Sketching Stamper....your colouring blows me away!

You will find the links to all these blogs on my sidebar!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Passion for Promarkers #65 Theme........

A theme of Winter Blue is asked for over at Passion for Promarkers...perfect for this lovely image I received as part of an image swap over on the Craft Bubble forum...I love her! Coloured with my PMs..pastel blue and denim blue. The paper is Fancypants and the embossed card I got on ebay last year and I have inked with Faded Jeans....ribbons and pearls from stash....I also added some glitter to the snowballs and some stickles to her wings.
Thanks for having a look!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW #63............

I thought it was Tuesday today! Doh! Thats cos the girls went back to school yesterday...I have had it in my head that it was Monday yesterday!
Anyhoooo not much on my desk as I have been to busy sorting out school stuff...boring I thought I would go for a slightly different angle with my pic this week...this was taken from the door of my cupboard.
I have some stamped images sitting on my WOYWW easel which I got in the post the other day from a CraftBubble image swap....all Crimbo ones so I have no excuse not to make some  Christmas cards!
Off to work now cos that's me back too now that the hols are over!
ps thanks for all the get well wishes last week.....just left with a bit of a yeuchy cough now.

Monday, 16 August 2010

13 years married today!..........

Thought I would share one of our wedding snaps from 13 years ago!.......I cannot believe we have been married that long! It hardly seems any time at all since my dear Dad was walking me down the aisle....he was so nervous so I started sing "Here comes the bride 50 inches wide(or however it went) it gave us both the giggles anyway...Miss you Dad X

Lovely Ribbon..................

Get yourselves over HERE for a fab ribbon giveaway!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Tickled Pink Monthly Challenge........

I am enjoying some me time in my cupboard and this is my second challenge I have given a go at this week!There is a sketch to follow over at Tickled Pinks Monthly Challenge
So I thought I would have another go at an easel card but try a circle this time as the sketch has circles on it. I still don't have any circle dies yet for my Bigshot, so drew round a saucer...don't look to close, one of the circles is a bit wonky! I have used one of the fab digi stamps from Tickled Pink, which were on sale for a limited period...six of them managed to fall into my online shopping cart!Lol! She has been coloured with my Caramel, Burnt Sienna and Umber.....Dress- Olive, Moss, Crimson and Burgundy
The striped paper is from Basic last little piece, will have to go looking for more, I love this paper!
The flowers,diamonds and ribbon are from my stash.
Had another stab at making a fancy pin...will have to go looking for some fancy headed pins me thinks!
Hope you like it and thanks for coming for a look!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Passion For Promarkers #64

This is my entry for this weeks challenge at PFP which is Music!
The image is a freebie one from Bugaboo Stamps.....coloured with my trusty PM's I used Crimson and Black for his hair......Cool Grey 2 & 4, Black, Gold, Pumpkin, Poppy and Spice for his hair and guitar.
The paper is a scrap that I had left and I cannot remember the make.
Thanks for having a look!

Sarah Kay Card....................

You may have spotted this card as my new header!  Love this image which is actually from a kids colouring site......coloured with my new toys....Prisma Artstix acquired from my sisters old room at my Mums house!  I have been wanting to get the pencils for ages but these will do me for now lol!
I have distressed all the edges and inked then with Walnut, buttons and leaves are all from my stash...and I had a go at making a pin with some little wooden beads.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

WOYWW #62........


Not another Wednesday already...that means I will be back at work next week Boo Hoo! Those 6 weeks went by far too quickly!
I will not waffle on too long as I am currently sipping a Lemsip, with my nose and eyes streaming!( who gets a cold in the middle of summer!!!!)
My new toys are sitting on the left of my desk...I found the artstix in my sisters old room at Mums when she was having a clear out...she obviously didn't want them if she left them, so they found their way to my cubbie!lol
There are a few Brownie badges that I have to sew glue (stitched the first couple she got on but they were a bugger to sew on!) on to Lucy's sash
Pink Spotty notebook is there for Julia lol...After reading her post on all her notebooks I went out and bought one and I am keeping notes of challenges I enter and goodies I have seen online!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Gone Fishing.....

Dug out the old watercolour pencils the other day to have a play and came up with this card.
Image is a lovely one from LOTV...paper I think is Rusty Pickle, I have edged all the papers with Walnut Stain. The piece of net is a washing tablet bag..coloured with my PM's... (Jane from Jane's Lovely Cards has used the tablet bags on a few of her creations..thanks for the inspiration Jane!)  I cut the little Gone Fishing tag from the paper and added some Glossy Accents, it has curled a wee bit cos the paper is thin but I kinda like it like that.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Fairy Glen.....

Not much cardmaking going on in the cupboard these last few days....there is something I have been working on but I can't show it as the person it is intended for reads my blog!
Today we went for a walk to whats known locally here as The Fairy Glen....I think the path is part of the Great Glen Way and along the way is a part of forest that a lady has been decorating over the last few years.  It started very small and over the years people come and add things...all she asks for is a little donation which she gives to charity.  The girls made some ...what we in our house call sparkle catchers...basically twirly wire with beads and sparkly things threaded we took them up to tie to one of the trees.(Stupid me tho never took a pic!)
It looks really dark but believe me it was a beautiful sunny day!!

Jude loved all the fairy houses!
It really is feel like a kid again walking through it and looking for things! There are fairies hiding in the trees......fairy circles...teddies having a picnic! If anyone ever comes to Fort William let me know and I will give you directions!lol

So when we got home Jude wanted to make her own fairy garden........

She had all her shells from Newquay so she made one into a little pond..we put some tiny plants in...a chair from the dolls house and lots of sparkly glitter!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


It cannot be Wednesday again already!......I haven't done any of the things I was planning to do in the last week!
Anyway here is a shot of my desk....decided to get my watercolour pencils out again for a play...been colouring this lovely LOTV stamp, the netting is a laundry tablet bag that I am colouring with my PM's...gonna put in on the fishing themed card as a bit of net ( got the idea from Jane's Lovely Cards she has used them a few times on her cards) ...still got cards in the corner waiting for inserts!
The sun is actually shining here now for the first time in days so I am off to sit in the garden!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Design Team Call!!!!!!

Get yourself over to Jacqui's Blog Simply Create...she is having a DT Call!

What are we looking for?

In a nutshell, fresh talent! I’d like to recruit 6 talented, committed paper crafters with a desire to have FUN! We are stepping up a gear with a new website and require a Design Team to help us to do so. Initial appointments will be for 6 months with the possibility of extending your term.

Closing date is 31st August, 5pm GMT! Successful applicants will be notified during the 1st week of September 2010 with a kit arriving during that week too!


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