Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday Stampers - The Holly + the Ivy

I've finally done my entry for the Sunday Stampers over on Hels' blog I couldn't decide what to do as I only have one reasonable holly stamp but as I'd cut out some holly on the Robo I decided to use that and use Tim's reindeer for the stamped bit. I did have some green holly - there's a novel idea LOL - but didn't like it with this card so used the shiny holly - can't think what you call that paper :-/ Ooh now I've uploaded it the colour looks a bit funny, the background paper is bluey-grey not pinky, but I'm going to leave it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


If you want to know what it's all about check out Julia's blog You get the chance to see what mess others make when crafting but also what fab things they may be up to. I had to make a quick card last night before I went to keep-fit, that's why there's so much mess LOL. Last week a couple of people asked me to show some of the Christmas cards I'd been making as they were just out of focus last week. So here are a few - lots of variation ;)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Wednesday already :-O If you want to find out what it's about see Julia's blog. Please join in, we don't mind how messy your desk is ;-) If you checked mine out last week you may notice now that the broken clock has moved, but it's still in bits :) I've made a few more Christmas cards and yesterday made a couple of male cards - not quite finished! Off to check out Julia's desk now and other followers of WOYWW ;)
BTW Julia, that harlequin paper isn't Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey, it's Plum Pudding by Crafts House. DOH! You can see it here:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ooh an award - yippee!

I got an award from my pal Hels; dead chuffed I am ;)
I have to answer a list of questions and pass the award on to 5 lovely people ;)

1. Where is your
cell phone? … handbag
2. Your hair? …Blonde (bottle)
3. Your mother? gone
4. Your father?… long long gone
5. Your favourite food? … roast
6. Your dream last night?… forgotten
7. Your favourite drink? … tea
8. Your dream/goal?… longlife (trying to make one word answers lol)
9. What room are you in?… lounge
10. Your hobby?… Crafting
11. Your fear?… Drowning
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… seaside
13. Where were you last night? … home
14. Something that you’re aren’t?… tall
15. Muffins?… yum
16. Wish list item? … canal-boat
17. Where did you grow up -Liverpool
18. Last thing you did?… emails
19. What are you wearing?… casual
20. Your TV?… 20"
21. Your Pets?… none
22. Friends? … good
23. Your life?… good
24. Your mood?… Happy
25. Missing Someone?… yes
26. Vehicle?… Toyota
27. Something you're not wearing?… shoes
28. Your favourite store? … ?
29. Your favourite colour?… electric blue
30. When was the last time you laughed?… yesterday
31. Last time you cried?… months ago
32. Your best friend?… Cal
33. One place that I go to over and over? … DD's
34. Facebook?… Yes
35. Favourite place to eat? … home

I'm passing this on to
LINDA (I know you've had it already, but I love your blog)!

Sunday Stampers - Oh Christmas Tree

The theme for this week's SS at Hel's place is 'Oh Christmas Tree'. I've made a Christmas card and used Tim's beautiful trees stamp from his 'Reindeer Flight' set, which I embossed and cut out. The flourish and circles strip at the bottom of the card I cut on the robo and printed the greeting off the computer :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday Stampers 78 - House of Fun

Over at Hel's place this week, the SS theme is 'House of Fun' so entries can include either a house or fun or both :) I've just done simple stamping this week using Tim's stamps and Jennie's Houndstooth background stamp. I used watercolour paper coloured with Talens Ecoline for the house.


Ooh that time of week again. If you want to join in see Julia's blog. I know some people will look at mine today and say 'that's more like it'. Beleive me I am usually as messy as the next person, unless the next person happens to be tidy LOL It's just like, for instance last week I'd only done a little bit of crafting after putting my sewing machine away so it hadn't had time to get messy. I've taken a pic from a different angle this week to get more of the desk in. I'm in the middle of making Christmas cards but you can't see them properly from here. What you can see is another bird I'm making- this one's made from wool that's been felted in the washing machine and was started before the other birdie but I was unsure about the legs and feet for this one, though I've decided what I'm going to do now. Also what a mess the ribbons are in! I was making a little holder for some ribbons but have abandoned that; I do have a plan for them though! Another thing on show is a little clock (the white thing), I got free with a watch, which was very unstable on top of the microwave waiting for me to do something with it, anyway though it's been knocked off the microwave many times, this time it fell to bits and may be beyond repair :(
Off for a nosey now :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WOYWW - Watch the birdie!

Before I show my desk I'm showing piccies of my birdie that several people wanted to see when completed - have to say I do rather like him myself ;) His poor little legs wouldn't hold him so I made a weighted stand out of a tub that once held vitamin tablets covered with Ten Seconds Studio metal tape sheet and coloured with alcohol inks (the pic of this is a bit blurred!) I stuck some thin cutouts underneath the tape; you can make out the butterfly on the front here. He measures 8 and half inches from his feet to the top of his head and his stand is 2 and half inches high (the pics don't give an indication of that really). I've also uploaded a pic of the journal I was working on last week.

And finally the desk -Tadaa! My sewing box is still on there even though I haven't done any sewing since finishing Halloween costumes on Saturday. Don't know if you've noticed but most of the stuff at the back of the desk hasn't moved for weeks even though it isn't home for some of it :-o)) As I'd used the snowman for the Sunday Stampers challenge this week I thought I'd make a few more as I do like this image - it's one of the 'around-2-it' stamp sets by Butterfly Kisses which have a front and back view for the main stamp so makes them ideal for aperture cards. There's also a sheet of snowflakes on the desk that I cut out yesterday using my Robo. It's only tidy at the front, most of the mess is at the back and most of it isn't showing here LOL
Check out Julia's blog for more desks to have a nosey at :) and if you're brave enough, let's have a look at yours!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday Stampers 77

The theme for Sunday Stampers this week is snowmen. I've made a simple card. The snowman is one of the 'around-2-it' stamp sets by Butterfly Kisses - you get a front and back view of the main stamp which makes them great for aperure cards. I love the sentiment :) and it's from the same set of stamps. I used Promarkers to colour the snowman's attire. The background paper is 'Figgy Pudding'.