Sunday, 31 May 2009

Off we go!

I've had a busy ol' week with one thing or another, but I shan't bore you with the details because I am sooooooo excited to remind all blog-challenge lovers that today some fabulous blog-buddies and myself have launched our Winter Wonderland blog. And if you love Christmas, but would prefer to do it without all the stress that goes with it, then this is the place for you because we're going on a slooooow journey to the festive season, but preparing for it well in advance. So come along for the ride, join in the fun and get yourself into the spirit of things - come November, you'll be so glad you did!!! ;o) And Teri has a fabulous stack of blog candy to giveaway to one lucky winner too - what more incentive could you want!!!

So, to kickstart, here is my first offering for our first theme - Oh Christmas Tree:

And just for the fun of it, I also made a contemporary one as well - a bit out of my comfort zone but I got the idea from a card I received from a lovely forum friend last year and I really liked it, so this is my version:

And then I also used this week's Saturday Sketch to make this little gift box. There's nothing like crafting for Christmas in the sunshine, let me tell you!
So I hope to see as many of you over there joining in with our weekly themes. They're not all going to be cards, we have a few crafty tricks up our sleeves too ;o)

Thanks for popping in, see you in Winter Wonderland! :o) xx

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Half Term is here!

It's half term! Hurrah!! I've got a stinking cold! Booo! Typical, just as I was about to catch up on some domestics I get struck down with this awful bug! Still, at least I've got a week off, and a pack of Beecham's All-In-One so with any luck, this thing will pass soon enough!

I have a couple of goodies to show off again this weekend. First here is my offering for this week's Friday Sketch:
And then here is my Saturday Sketch card:

I did make another twinchie too but for some reason blogger doesn't want to show it so maybe I should take that as an omen!! LOL!! I bought some gorgeous little pots in Hobbycraft today so I'm going to go and see what I can make with them now! Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend! :o) xx

Sunday, 17 May 2009

End of another weekend

Oh well, that's another one over with - and this one seemed to go quicker than any other in recent weeks - where do they go? I have been quite productive though this weekend. I have another couple of Christmas cards out of the way - I'm not going to show these yet though but I'll give you a teaser - this one is for the new Winter Wonderland blog which the girls and I are VERY excited about:

I also joined in the usual weekend sketch challenges - here is my offering for Friday Sketchers:

And here is my Saturday Sketch card

Well that's my lot for this weekend. Thanks for popping in and have a great week! :o) xx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Something completely different

And here it is - my first ever twinchie! Actually, that's a big fat lie because this finished product was about my 25th attempt at getting it right, and I'm still not convinced I succeeded! Whoever would have imagined that two little inches could give you so much grief!! (stop it...!!!!!) When I saw that Carol had launched her new challenge blog I decided that I would embrace the concept of trying out something completely difference - I didn't realise I'd end up ripping my hair out!! LOL!! But not to be deterred, I soldiered on and came up with this:I know that twinchies have been doing the rounds for aaaaaages, but I've never fancied trying them out before, but despite all the aggro I had with mine, I did in fact enjoy making it so I will be tuning in again next week to see what the girls have in store. Check it out for yourself! ;o)

Back soon...... :o)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Sleigh bells ring.....

...are you listenin', because I have something really exciting to tell you. No, I've not gone completely mad (yet!) but I have used this week's Friday Sketch once more to make another Christmas card - and the reason for this is because in just a couple of weeks time some of my lovely bloggy buddies and myself will be launching a brand new weekly challenge blog called "Winter Wonderland". It's a little bit different because the aim is to get people to possibly make just one Christmas card a week so that you won't notice how many you'll have built up in your stash till nearer the festive season, and you won't need to panic and be last minute (like I always am!!!). And it's not only about cards - the themes are open to scrapbookers, ATC'ers, mini-album makers, painters, stitchers, all crafters in general! Pop in and see for yourself what it's all about.
So without further ado, here is my offering for this week's Friday sketch (with a little added sparkle courtesey of my fab photo editor!!). Thanks for popping by! :o) xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Another Friday Sketch

OMG, it's Wednesday already and I'm only just getting to put my Friday Sketch card up! Gorgeous sketch again this week and I really loved making this card. It would have gone up earlier but I had a nasty accident last night and couldn't do a bloomin' thing! I went shopping, got home, kicked off my shoes, unpacked my bags, and while I'm in the process of putting things away I managed to knock a can of beans off the side which went "SMACK" straight onto my big toe. I couldn't make a sound because the pain was soooooooo intense, and I went really light-headed and felt sick! (what a wuss!!!!) I didn't even realise at first what had happened, just felt this intense pain. So I limped into the living room, sat down and noticed that my big toe nail has gone a horrible shade of black! OMG, I never would have imagined that it could be so painful - and I normally have quite a high pain threshold!!
Anyway, here is my card - my first Christmas Card of 2009. Nothing like getting ahead of oneself, is there!! LOL!! I hope you like it because, you never know, you might be the one to receive it!!!! However, it won't be the last ;o) ;o) ;o) Come back soon and I will elaborate :o)

Have a great rest-of-week, and thanks for popping by! :o) xx