Saturday, 24 November 2007

In the pub...

Thank God for weekends! Another busy week in school but I have been doing lots of creating this week - none of it I can show off unfortunately as they are props for the forthcoming Christmas play. Great fun though, and I haven't spent a penny this week! :D
I have got cause for celebration though as my card in the November issue of Beautiful Cards achieved 'Star Letter' status (YIPPEE!) for which I received a fabulous Christmas pack of Heat it Up Tinsel Embossing Powders, some gorgeous Rubber Soul Winter Solstice 8 x 8 cardstock which I immediately used up because I was really excited by them, and a few other bits and bobs.
The card uses a Magnolia image from Christmas 2006 - this is one of my all-time favourites because I use it for birthdays, christmas, and just general 'Hi!' cards, as in this case. All the papers are HOTP from their Citrus pack and this image was built by stamping onto various papers and assembled a la decoupage - a process I don't normally undertake because I find it quite tedious, but for some reason I find very therapeutic with these stamps!
Thanks for looking in! :o)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Blog Break

Ugh! I haven't got a single minute for me these days so I'm having to take a blog break for a while till I catch up on stuff. My only creations at the moment are costumes for the nativity play and although I'm desperate to get back to my papers and stamps, I have so many other commitments right now that I have to disconnect myself from blogland. Hopefully not for long because I'm desperate to get back to taking part in the challenges and seeing some of my favourite sites. See ya's soon! ;o) xx

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Arty Girlz Challenge - Bling!

What a week! This working lark is a bit exhausting! I'm having the most fabulous time though and never have I loved a job as much as I'm loving this - just wish I was getting a salary though :o( Oh well, I've completed my first assignment now and come out with a glowing report so that's one hurdle out of the way. It does make craft time tricky though - it's not that I don't want to be playing with my stash, I just haven't had the time nor the energy.

However, I decided to take part in this week's Arty Girlz Challenge because you can't expect me to walk away from a challenge which has Bling! as it's subject! LOL! :0)

I made both of these this afternoon and couldn't decide which one to show as they're almost identical, so I decided to show them both.

The first is a Magnolia image and the second was sent by my lovely friend Carla, who has tagged me this week, so now I am going to respond to that. Thanks Carla, you're a gem ;o)

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Argh!! How do you choose? Can’t I have a mix? No? OK, I’ll go for the embellishments, but can they be something like 7 Gypsies or Ranger?

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?
Without hesitation , Stamps!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year, which would you do?
Tut! What a rotten question - I’d say cards because I think I could sneak the odd LO onto a card!! LOL!

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home (can’t have both hee hee).
I have this dream - at our local (huge) Garden Centre in their Outdoor Rooms area, they have a wonderful Garden Studio which costs about £10K and it’s so spacious and light and airy and it has a wonderful feel about it. I would love to have one in my garden just for my stash, but even if I could afford it, I don’t have the space in the garden to accommodate it!

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
Hmmm.... Not sure if I have a current style - not even sure if I have a ‘style’, so to speak, I tend to just go with whatever mood I’m in that day, or I might be inspired by something I’ve seen elsewhere and adapt my style to a similar project. Sometimes my style is inspired by a challenge.... I must confess though to having a bit of a thing about blue and gold at the moment though.

Here are the rules????..
Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions???.make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging?.Thanks!

So now I tag:

Galina - Galina's Russian upbringing reflects in her style and I absolutely love her projects because they are so different from anyone elses I have ever seen. Plus, she does the most amazing things with relief paint you can imagine!

Elaine - Elaine is amazing, she is one of the first people who's work really, really inspired me and made me desperately want to improve my own style. She's also a really lovely lady who never seems to run out of energy!

Sam - Naturally, I had to have my lovely friend Sam in here because not only is she a good friend, she's also one of those people who's work makes me gasp and sigh and I sooooooo wish I could do it like that! I have sat and watched Sam craft (from the corner of my eye!) and her attention to detail is second to none - every single piece is carefully thought out!

Deb - Deb is a lovely lady I have known for a couple of years now and she never fails to amaze me! Deb is the Background Queen! She takes a blank card and turns it into an amazing work of art without spending a fortune on pre-printed papers!

Emma - Emma probably won't even have time to read this, let alone respond to it as her little angels take up most of her time, but when she does find time to create, she produces the most beautiful pieces of work that never fail to impress!

Right girls, over to you! Go gettem!!! LOL!!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Chocolate Ice Cream!

I've been so busy this week and have had no time whatsoever for blogging, crafting or catching up so all I have to offer is a published LO I had in The Scrapbook Magazine this month. The theme was 'Food' and this picture of my youngest with his chocolate ice cream face just said it all for me and I couldn't resist using this.

I didn't use any embellishments on the page apart from the little heart which is actually covering up a smudge on my doodling! Tut!! :o) I also used this foam stamp in the corners which I knew was a freebie from somewhere but couldn't remember, till Galina kindly pointed out to me that it was from 'a rival scrapbooking magazine' - oops! (blush!).

Thanks for looking in!