Thursday, 30 July 2009

Bizzy Becs New Blog

There's a new monthly challenge blog about to be launched called Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges which goes live on the 15th August and each month thereafter, and they're looking for 2 DT members. The girls have put a lovely sketch on the blog for wannabe's to use in their submission which is right here:
and here's what I created using that sketch:

There are so many 'cardmaking' blog challenges around that it's nice to do something different from time to time so I think this blog could be one that I will use regularly even if I don't get picked for the DT. My note holder is nothing more than chipboard covered with K&Co papers which I built it up following the sketch. The notepad itself is made using a bind-it-all and I even filled the barrel of the pen with some rolled up coordinating paper!

Well, keeping it all crossed that the ladies like my offerings enough, but also for the other girls who are submitting their own creations! Either way, I'm sure there's going to be lots of inspiration coming from the team and I wish them loads of luck! Thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Making decorations

Helloooo Blogland - I've been making Christmas decorations this week for the Winter Wonderland samples! I also have some news that I want to share which has got me very excited indeed. I am about to change my profile which says I am a School Secretary so that it reveals that from September I will be a fully fledged Teaching Assistant!! YAY!! As per with me, it all happened very, very quickly indeed. There I was outlining my plans for the coming academic year one day, when the following day I get word of a vacancy that was just tooooo tempting to resist. So I put in my application thinking "Oh well, if I don't hear anything, at least I have the comfort of knowing I tried". Monday comes around and a letter arrives inviting me for an interview on the Friday - ooer!! Now for the difficult bit - telling my Head about it. I don't know why I was so worried though, she was soooo supportive. So I had my interview. Honest to God, I was never so nervous - if they'd asked me what my name was I wouldn't have been able to tell them! However, within half an hour of me arriving back at work I received a phone call offering me the job!! Fantastic! It's what I've wanted to do for so many years, it's what I got my qualification for last year and I am soooo chuffed!!

But back to now - why not pop over to Winter Wonderland and play along with our theme this week and you could also be in with a chance of winning some fabulous papers kindly dontated by our very own Pascale - who, incidentally, has made a demo of her decorations this week which can be seen on her blog. Thanks for popping by! :o) xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Bonus blog day

It's not very often these days that I get the chance to do mid-week blogging but I came upon a new theme site today and I had to have a go. I say 'new' - its been around for a few weeks now but I only discovered it today. It's called Stamp with Us and their current theme is Children's Cards. This is an area I don't get to play in very often these days but my great neice is about to have her first birthday so I decided to use the inspiration from the DT and join in by making her a card. It was great fun because I went for a rummage around my old stamps and found LOADS that I had forgotten I had and can't wait to use again. I thought I'd got rid of this little darlin' yonks ago, I didn't realise he was still sat on my shelf!! Now there's a blast from the past! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by!! xx

Sunday, 12 July 2009


Sunday again - just one more week to the 6 week holidays here in England! I know that Scotland are already enjoying theirs but I think I'll just about make it to the end of the week. The children are so excited and I am really looking forward to the break!

Here we go again with another Christmas offering. Over at Winter Wonderland this week we have a fabulous giveaway from Regina Easter of The Cutting Cafe. Anyone who knows Regina's products will tell you how fabulously simple to use and versatile they are, and they cost pocket money to purchase, plus you have the added bonus of having them stored on your computer for ever! And they are timeless too - go take a peak if you are in need of some inspiration, you'll find lots there. This is a gift bag that I made using the Heart Bag template:

OK, so it isn't a heart, but her templates are such that they are easily adaptable to any occasion.

The theme at Winter Wonderland this week is Christmas Present, hence the gift bag, but I also made this card which was a double challenge for me because I wanted to see if I could make a card without using any obvious Christmas papers - Yay! Great fun!! Get over there and play along with us, build up your Christmas card stash and be in with a chance of being this month's winner of Regina's fantastic giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you in Winter Wonderland! :o) xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Christmas Past

Phew... what a scorcher!!! I don't know about you but I have suffered so bad this week in all the heat. It's been a mad week altogether! My office is like a greenhouse and no matter what I did, I just couldn't get any cool air into it at all. My poor little dog has really not enjoyed it. I came home on Wednesday to find huge clumps of fur all over the carpet and he was there tugging away at it in a desperate attempt to stop itching - it must have been killing him! Thankfully our house is very cool in the summer (freezing in the winter tho'!!!) so at least it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I managed to get their hair cut though and it seems to have helped a lot. Hardly the weather to be thinking about Christmas, but I still managed to get my card done for this week's Winter Wonderland theme which is Christmas Past. This Thomas Kinkade stamp was perfect for me because (although I'm not Victorian, despite what my kids may tell you!!) the scene reminds me so much of what Christmas was like when I was a child. It was quite a difficult image to paint though - I certainly don't have TK's talent for capturing light (Lord, I love that man's paintings!!), but nevertheless, it was great fun (if not time-consuming) to do.

Well that's my lot for today - if you find yourself with an hour to spare, why don't you put something together for the Winter Wonderland theme this week and you could find yourself being the lucky owner of these fab stamps too!!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!! :o) xx