Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Midweek Magnolias - Becky's Sketch

Good morning all.  keeping it very brief today as I'm sitting here freezing cold with soaking wet hair!  Bit of a shocker this morning when I took my Isaac down to the bus stop!  My mornings will never be the same again since he started his new school - I just about manage to have a shower before having to whizz off to drop him off so obviously my hair is still wet.  However, this morning I was scraping ice off the windscreen!! Argh!  Where did that come from??  My hair feels frozen now - I need to come up with a new morning plan before the 'real' cold sets in!

Anyway, over at Midweek Magnolias this week, our lovely Becky has made a fab sketch for us:
and here is my take on it:

She kept it lovely and basic so that there was a lot of scope for embellishments so you can really go to town on it!  My fab teamies have created some really special cards, so please pop over there to have a look for yourself!

I'm in Christmas mode now right up to December, so I need to sit and punch out a few more of these pointsettia's I think!

Thank you so much for stopping by - hope you have a great week!  :o) xx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Delicious Doodles - Harvest Moon

Gawd, I've done it again - I completely missed the date for some reason - I'm thinking it's still about the 5th September!!  We're about to go into week 3 of 8 of this first half term,  but it still feels like day 1 to me!  I am absolutely loving my new job, but there is just such a lot to do and so much to remember that the time is whizzing by! LOL!  But you won't hear any complaints from me.

Over at Delicious Doodles this week we are giving thanks for a good harvest with the theme Harvest Moon and I've created this for my entry:

I've used Teri's amazing Mushroom Fairy image and a number of her butterflies which were resized pretty much to tiny size, but how they still work!  I coloured her with pencil's and with the help of my Stickles, added a little sparkle!

We would love to see lots of players this week and there's always the chance of winning some of Teri's gorgeous images as well as the kudos of being put in the spotlight if you use one of her own fab drawings in your project!  She's also been extremely busy creating a whole load of adorable Halloweenie's which you absolutely HAVE to have!  Go check them out!

My lovely teamies have been busy creating away to whet your appetite so please pop over to see their projects and leave a little love for them!

I also want to share something with you that I know will prove very popular.  Lovely Inger who's work I absolutely adore and who is a constant source of inspiration to me has created a brand new paper line and is having a HUGE giveaway with this fantastic kit as the top prize:

There are also lots of other prizes to be won, among them some of her new gorgeous, gorgeous papers and also a handmade card from her own fair hands!  You have got to see them!

That's my lot then for today - thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!  :o) xxx

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Christmas in September

Hi Blogland,  I'm a little bit late posting this.  I'm starting to settle down in my new role a bit more but life is a little chaotic at the moment.  I had anticipated I would be busy for a few weeks, but not on this level!  Phew!  LOL!!!  Still, it's all in a day's work.

Over at Midweek Magnolias this week we are celebrating Christmas in September and I made this gorgeous little tealight card that I saw over at Stempelmaleins blog. 

I did have something a little more elaborate in my mind, but time was running out so I kept it pretty simple.  The image is a pretty old one of  Mother Christmas, but I still adore her.  I coloured her in pencils, but I wish I'd had a bit more time to spend on her.  Part of the reason I ran out of time was because I wasted so much of it trying to find my favourite snowflake punch.  I am so sad and so cross with myself.  I have kept it in the same place for the last 6 years that I've owned it, and last year I can't have put it back where it belongs, so it could be absolutely anywhere now!!!  Grrr.....
All the papers are Bearly Mine Designs and the stamp is a 99p one from Hobbycraft!  Here is the inside:
I've used Vanilla Sugar scented candles here, but I am going to buy some lovely warm spiced ones and make a couple more of these for Christmas gifts at school.  It was very simple to make, and if I'd had all the right tools handy, it would have been pretty quick to make too!

Thats my lot for today then!  Thanks for stopping by, and please pop over to Midweek Magnolias to see what wonderful work my lovely teamies have created for this theme!