Sunday, 26 September 2010

Tag, You're It! and Keeping it Simple!

OMGosh, I cannot believe that September is almost over, and I haven't yet sent off my tags to Sam for the September Tag Swap!! ARGH!!!  At least it gives you comfort to know that it's still not too late - you still have about 4 hours left! LOL!!!!

My offerings for this week's challenges at Tag, You're it! and Keep it Simple are right here:

Hard to believe this gorgeous little mini album began life as an envelope!!!  The inspiration came from a fabulous lady called Laura who's blog just blows me away!  I have made several of these now and they are becoming quite addictive!  The papers were from a kit I received well over a year ago but for the life of me I can't remember who they're by!  Such a shame because I've really dragged them out over the last couple of weeks and I have nothing but tiny scraps left now.

Over at Keep it Simple the theme is Gold Dust and I made this little card which has now gone into my memory album.  All the photo's are of my two boys at various stages of growth (and hair length!!! LOL!)  The gold dust is the chandelier which was stamped with versamark then heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder.  Much more sparkly IRL! tut...

Well it's my turn to host the Tag swap next month so I am just going to go up the apples and pears, to see what suitable stamps I've got......(hint, hint!!!!!!!).

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! :o) xx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Hate rushing but....

... as usual I am!! Just wanted to show off this card I made for the Keep it Simple challenge this week which is Bling It! I went to my friend's 50th birthday party on Saturday night and this is the card that I made for her. It's almost impossible to see on here but it is VERY sparkly! I sprinkled the chandelier with sparkly clear EP and embellished with some crystals, and again with the numbers. It was all very rushed and I feel so guilty for some reason for giving out a card that only took me about half an hour to make!

Well that's my lot for the moment - I am so behind this week so I haven't had any crafting time at all. However, tomorrow's Thursday and the best thing about Thursday's is............ I get the afternoon off!!!! YAY!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week! :o) xxx

Friday, 17 September 2010

Craft Room Clearout

I read somewhere that if you don't use something for 12 months, then you don't need it and should get rid of it because it's causing clutter! And so if anyone is interested I am reluctantly downsizing my stash of things that I haven't used for way too long.

I have created a new page on this blog of items that I am loathe to part with. The magpie in me wants to keep everything I have 'just in case' I need to use it in the future, but the sensible me knows that I have to start getting rid of things that I haven't used in ages because a house move could be on the cards soon.

I have put one or two items on for now but I will be updating it on pretty much a daily basis for a while, so even if there's nothing that grabs your fancy right now, please keep checking back as more items will be added regularly.

Also, please bear in mind that I work during the day so if you don't get an immediate response from me, I will reply as soon as I get home.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Couple of challenges

Washing done, shopping done, cleaning done, ironing.... errrmmmm.... that can wait a while longer I think! Just wanted to give a plug to our challenge blogs. First of all here is my offering this week for Tag, You're It's theme which is From the Fairy Garden.

Now, you can be forgiven for thinking that you may have seen this before somewhere, because my project this week was heavily inspired by an article I saw in issue 73 of Simply Cards and Papercraft by the very talented Su Pennick! I would love to show it off to Su but sadly I spent a couple of fruitless hours scouring the web yesterday for her blog, to no avail. So if you know her, or know where she lives in cyberland, I would be really grateful for a link. I have never in my life bought a craft mag because of the cover project, until I saw this that is. There was no way I couldn't buy the mag and I fell madly in love with the entire project. So when I came to make my concertina tag card using Su's original design as inspiration (I'm sure it would have been a lot easier and a lot quicker if I'd followed her instructions!!!!!) I never imagined how much fun I would have making it! So much so that I'm halfway through project no. 2 now!!

Moving on to my next card, this is my very quick and very simple offering for Keep it Simple.

The theme this week is Give us a Swirl, so that's what I did! LOL! The card was made using a square card mask across the centre and spritzed with my home-made glimmer mist using alcohol inks and gold mica powder.
Unfortunately, even in the close up photo, you can't see the glistening that is evident IRL - shame! The butterflies were then stamped on using a bright yellow Brilliance pad. I think the black swirl is Inkadinkadoo - but don't quote me on that! The text is a rub-on.

Right, well that's my offering for today. Please get over to these blogs and play along with us. It would be fab to see some new players along with our fantastic regulars!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! :o) xxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Woah... slow down!!

Groan, I haven't posted anything for ages because time is going waaaaay too quickly right now! It was back to school full-time on Monday and despite my fears and reservations, I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that I am LOVING my new role soooooo much!!!! I am like a pig in wotsit!!!

So, without a creation to post (well I have, but I'm being lazy!) I will shout about some fab blog candy that's up for grabs! Lothian Crafts

Lothian Crafts Online

have this fab candy to giveaway to some lucky bod who is a) a follower, b) displays their blinkie, and c) shouts about it on their blog. Now I never win any of these things (sob!) but I'm happy to give it a shout as it's a fab prize!

So get over there and keep your fingers crossed! Good luck!