Saturday 20 December 2008


Really not well this last couple of days. My throat feels like I've swallowed a golf ball and I feel shivery and exhausted.

Thursday 18 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday #41 - Open Theme

As this is the last challenge from Cute Card Thursday now until 8th January we are having an open theme so you can enjoy yourself and do whatever takes your fancy!

This card is for my sister-in-law's 40th birthday today. Colouring in this Sarah Kay stamp is my first attempt at water-colouring with my Distress Ink re-inkers since I got the Hot Press paper and I am reasonably happy with it. Needs more practice but the paper really does make a big difference (thanks Jacqui x). Paper is K&Co, lace from Scrapz, flowers Scrapfairies and Mad About Cards and the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards flower coloured with pigment ink and triple embossed.

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Christmas/New Year

This is the last challenge for two weeks on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges and we have a theme of Christmas and/or New Year.

Tilda with Christmas Presents has been coloured with Promarks, Ranger pen and Sakura Stardust pens. Background paper is from Papermania and some ribbon, Swarovski gems, clip and charm finish it off.

Monday 15 December 2008

Penny Black Saturday #23 -Recipe

Hurray - I have packed my Christmas stuff away in a {big} box until August. Feels sooooo good to actually make something non-Christmas related - although Ben and I ARE making shortbread for tomorrow's Nursery concert thanks to him volunteering us. In fairness, he actually does do a lot of it himself and it will pass a wet afternoon :~)

Another yummy recipe this week (see that link - seamless!) is on Penny Black Saturday - 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 ribbon. I used Basic Grey Granola 6x6 paper pad and this cutie from Penny Black coloured with Promarkers. Flowers are Prima and Scrapfairies. Little twiddly bits finish it off.

Sunday 14 December 2008


Yes I am a naughty, bad girl. If you have given me an award and I haven't displayed it on here I am REALLY sorry and hope you will please forgive me!! Anyway, I really will try and keep up with these in future and not cop out EVERY time!

This lovely one was given to my by my lovely friend Annie - thanks babes.

The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You must link to the one you got it from, and also to the ones you give it to and let them know. And there is more ... ... You have to write down five things you are addicted to!

Hmmmmmmmm - just FIVE that's not very fair is it??!!!

1. Right - would have to be my husband. I just ADORE him, can never get enough of him and want to squeeze him until he pops so presume that would count as an addiction!
2. Rubber stamps of any kind, size, shape etc.
3. Paints and colouring mediums of any type
4. Patterned papers. Every time DH comes into the craft room it's become a bit of a standing joke now for him to remark on how many paper pads I have :)
5. Tetley Earl Grey and Vanilla tea - a recent addiction after I bought this by accident instead of "proper" Earl Grey but wow it's fabby!

Okay, so to chose five ladies who as far as I can see haven't had this yet are (in no particlar order) :-

1. Donalda - her blog is really great reading and she's a lovely lady;
2. My DT buddy Maria
3. My Stamping Mad sister Billie for her wonderful tutorials
4. Jo (Fairy Mad) for not giving up with her crafting and creating some really beautiful work
5. Sue - my Stamping Mad friend.

Feeling all smug now as have posted and delivered all my cards and wrapped all the presents (well all but two as I ran out of wrapping paper at midnight grrrr!).


I used put all the names into a random generator (bobble hat) and pulled out NATALIE! Congratulations Natalie!

Thanks to everyone for your friendship and comments this year, even though sometimes I haven't been the world's best blogger. I have delivered all but a few of my cards now and have all but two of my presents wrapped (I ran out of wrapping paper on the last 2 - grrrr!) so will be having a few days catch up next week to see what you have all been up to!