Sunday, 30 March 2008
The second name out of the jar will win a selection of card, paper, ribbons and papermania 3D stickers.
So all the names were put in a jar and I got the kids to pull out 2 names.
And the first out, picked by Caitlyn was...
And the second name to be drawn by Avie, was...
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH!!!
Can you both please email me your snail mail addresses and I will get your candy off to you asap! (my email is in my profile).
Thank You to everyone for visiting my blog. Its great to know i'm not talking to myself ;o)
LITTLE UPDATE ABOUT OUR DAY YESTERDAY!!
We had a lazy morning as the kids were at my dads - and did a bit of shopping before going to pick them up. We got to my dads about 12ish and sat down to have a cuppa when the door goes and this bloke asks who the car belongs to that is parked outside. He had only reversed into it!!! Gutted to say the least! The drivers door is bashed in and the worst bit is right at the lock so you can't open the drivers door. Have to say he could have drove off and we wouldn't have known - but he came to the door and he exchanged his details.
So yesterday afternoon my hubby spent over 2 hours on the phone to our insurance company trying to sort stuff out. We have been told that the accident repair place are coming to pick ours up tomorrow and drop off a hire car, but they cant tell us how long it will take as they are a bit snowed under with work.
Friday, 28 March 2008
I enjoyed making the Thank U card the other day that I thought I would do another one. I used the same swirly paper and dotty one from the mum card, but instead of hand stitching, I added glitter to the swirls.
I have just realised how different the colours look in the photos - the colours are actually more like the top one.
This photo shows the glitter better.
The only problem is, glitter is now all over the place - LOL!! I should be more careful.
Can I also say thank you to everyone who has visited and left lovely comments - its been great reading them. Please remember that the blog candy giveaway finishes on the 29th march at 12 midnight GMT! I will do the draw around 7pm GMT on Sunday - so please check back to find out who has won!
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
I used DCVW Retro Papers, DCVW Neutral and Brights Matt Stack. I made holes on the blue card using a needle and a ruler and then hand stitched in brown thread. I inked round the edges of the letters with my Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad (that's a bit of a mouthful) and then tied some ribbon round the 'U' and used sticky fixers to raise the letters up.
The letters I used were printed off my computer and then cut out. I then stuck the DCVW Retro Paper over the top then cut them out again. I really didn't want to use the HOTP Monograms that I have - I prefer to stroke them!!!!
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Can you remember a few posts ago when i said I would be using paper etc that I had for a while - well here is some of that paper.
The background swirl paper was KI Memories - that I am sure I got when I subscribed to a magazine. The dotty paper was bought from a local POUND shop - for - you guessed a £1.00. I did get 12 sheets of papers for a £1.00, but I have to say that the dotty paper was the best of the bunch.
To give the swirl paper a bit of 'life' I hand stitched on some of the swirls. The photo above shows you the stitching better.
I used HOTP Monograms that I covered with the dotty paper. I inked round the edges of the letters with an Anna Griffin Ink Pad, added some ribbon and mounted the letters on foam pads.
I like the card, but hubby thinks its a bit too green. Ever the critic he is!!!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
So to celebrate I am going to have a BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY - now the only problem is you will have to wait till Tuesday or Wednesday for the picture of all the candy as I have to get some more stuff first!!! So between now Saturday 22nd March and Saturday the 29th March (which turns out is my 11th Wedding Anniversary - is it that long already???) everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into the draw.
Just added the piccy of the candy that I have at the moment!
So to let you know what i have so far :-
3 Packs of Studio G Stamps by Dovecraft
Pack of Beetle Black Doodlebug Buttons
4 Fabrico Ink Pads in the colours REAL BLACK, POPPY RED, EMERALD & WISTERIA
34 different ribbons - at 24 inches each
9 Papermania Silk Flowers - 3 white, 3 pink, 3 white & lilac
UPDATE WITH NEW STUFF
Me & My Big Ideas Rub Ons 2 sheets - Girls Only Sayings
4 Taglines by Wish In The Wind (Nose & Toes, Santas Coming, Grandpa Hugs & My Little Girl)
International Bloggers Welcome
Friday, 21 March 2008
I have received this lovely award from
and also from http://sewdelish.blogspot.com .
Thankyou so much ladies!
Now the thing is I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 people - and finding 10 people who havent received it recently is tough - so here are 4
I will have to go on a search and find 6 more!!!
These 2 pictures are the best out of 7 that I took - I just couldnt get the right angles!
If I have time tomorrow I may try and get some better pictures.
I have been busy with the youngests birthday (which everyone had a fabby time). She got some wonderful pressies and she was spoilt rotten!! The party was booked for 5pm till 7pm and we had the whole of Wacky to ourselves which was great.
I have also been to the dentist and had 3 teeth pulled out and all I can say is OUCH!!! So I haven't really been in the mood to do anything this week. My mouth is still sore where the dentist gave me the injections but apart from that I 'm not doing too bad.
Tonight I finally started to finish the 60th Birthday card (previous post) and I am just waiting for the glue to dry on a few bits, then that should be finished - so all I have to do is make the box.
The lady who ordered the BROTHER card absolutely loved it and now i have been asked to do another one like it by someone else, but to incorporate 50 into it. So I think the 'O' will become the zero on the 50th! Plus this lady wants one doing for her sister's birthday card. Will have to have a think with that one!
So a big thanks for taking the time to visit me here - and hopefully - probably - maybe - I will stick a picture of the finished 60th card later.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Here is the start of the card for the 60th birthday - bear in mind its not finished yet. I have just finished putting it together and inked up the edges. Now all i have to do is find a nice birthday verse to put inside and some small embellishments, make the box and it will be finished.
The paper is by Papermania - Silk Screened Paper Gold Ornate Metallic. I have used a 12 x 12 sheet to make the card and also some beige Bazzill Card for the accordian bit. I used the paper to cover the bazzill card on the inside. The ribbon I have had for ages and I think it really goes with the paper.
The size of the front and back cover is 11cm deep by 8.5cm wide. And the inside accordian is 10cm deep by 7.5cm wide. That gives me 4 pages to add the verse to.
The only main issue I had using this paper was that the gold rubs off!!! Dont know the reason for this - has it got to do with it being Silk Screened? Has anyone else had this problem?
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Well I finally got round to starting the other card order.
I needed to get this one done first as its needed by the 21st of this month.
Now she asked for a birthday card for her brother but no other details!!!! So I hope she likes this!
I used HOTP papers and also HOTP Monograms (both of which I won in the Crafts Beautiful competition). I havent finished the inside yet but it will read HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Y O U - with the 'O' being used for the YOU - hope you know what I mean. So that it was I have to do tonight. And believe it or not - I AM HAPPY WITH THIS CARD lol!!
Just added this photo to show you the inside that I finished today. It has worked out really well!
Saturday, 8 March 2008
I haven't managed to finish my daughters card on time - the reason being I can't find it. I AM GUTTED!!!! Its her birthday tomorrow the big '10' and I had to go out today and buy her a card. I have had so much to do today that I never got chance to even try and make her a new one. We were at a birthday party this afternoon - and that took up a lot of time and I have the bags and stuff to get ready tonight so we don't have to rush about in the morning.
So tomorrow there will be 19 going to her swimming party - and I have to say they are all looking forward to it. There are a few who aren't strong swimmers, but i spoke to the manager today and he said that wouldn't be a problem as there would be lifeguards on duty and most of the games would be in the shallow end of the pool.
So going to get off and start on the bags. I really want/need to make some cards as I have the second order to start and one of the cards has to be done by the 21 March. Fingers crossed I will have some things to post soon. Thanks for visiting!!!!
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Well I have been having a little tidy up of my 'craft stash' - just trying to sort it all out into easy, accessible boxes, sorting my papers out - you know the stuff!!! Its has taken ages.
I sit and moan at my hubby saying that I dont have enough stuff/or I need this and that, but when I started sorting it out i was finding papers, brads, stickers etc that I forgot I had.
So - before i buy any more papers, ribbons, flowers - I am going to start using up the stuff I have already got. So be prepared for some strange creations.
This is made using the DCWV Paper Stack - now i only started using this a few weeks back and now I am not that keen on it. I think with this one its more the colours I dont like.
I made a simple frame and covered some flowers in matching papers, and used 3d foam pads on the back.
Now this one - great idea to start with - then down hill from when I stuck the first paper on. Dont know what happened but just didnt turn out the way I wanted it to.
The paper is from my LCS - but I have no idea the make. The flower is cut out from another sheet of the same makers paper. The ribbon was free with a magazine and I also used my Studio G Stamp.
My eldest said she will have this one - because she thinks its strange???? She says the ribbon does funny things to her eyes!
SO as I said there may be some REALLY strange stuff being posted on here - but bear with me as I get rid of my stash.
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Saturday, 1 March 2008
When we were out today I finished buying my eldests pressies, but I cant tell you on here as she reads this!!!! My youngest, I have a few things stashed away - but at least her birthday isnt until the 15th so i still have time to get some more for her.
So happy 1st of March - where did Januray and February go??????????????? and hopefully I will get making some cards tomorrow unless hubby has something planned for Mothers Day - but I doubt that very much!