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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

More blog candy - wow!!

Check out this blog candy - you will want to win it. Debbie is giving this away and it is fabulous.

Blog Candy!

Well firstly Debbie at Pink Petticoat is offering an amazing bit of kit - The Slice. Just link your Pink Petticoat cards to her blog and you're in with a shot!!

One last thing to show you - Fork Handles!!!

My little homage to the Two Ronnies!! Actually, it's only a couple of candles!

Goodies from the lovely Alex!

As you can see, I've been catching up with my picture taking and one thing I really wanted to show you were the fab makes from Alex when we had a get together at her bouse a few weeks ago now. She made this lovely calendar, candle and the bag they came in, as well as some stamped images in a little wallet. She is amazing, take a look. The photo of the three things isn't great but my batteries were playing up! Finally, the top card is one that Alex had made, and it accidentally found its way into my craft bags when we were packing up!! I told her she should do a bag search before we left, she had so much wonderful stash!!

Christmas is Coming!!!

In case you didn't know!! I've been beavering away with the old Christmas Cards but barely seem to be making a dent in the number I need to get done! My hubbie, Nick, says I've got no- one to blame but myself but when I said perhaps I'll buy some, he said don't you dare!!! Any way here's few that I've been working on:

I love Bloggers and Crafty ones are the Best!!

Two lovely people, my Cyber Sis Laura, and Michelle have awarded me an award as below:

It's especially nice as the sentiment behind it is about friendship, which is something that Crafting people are especially good at, in my opinion! The explanation is here:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.What a wonderful sentiment and an elegant award.

I'm going to award it to Alex, Kathleen, Katy, Tara, Gina G, Mina, Caroline and Chrissie - all crafty friends, I'd like to think!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Something that I started making at Alex's

Started making this calendar during our craft day at Alex's last weekend (where has the week gone!) Used Cosmo Cricket paper for the background, and used stamps that I purchased at the Glitter Pot that very morning! The month and calander stamps are Hero Arts while there's no mistaking the lovely Tilda (thanks Alex!) Used Antique Paper Distress inks on the edges - and guess what - flowers again!

Penny Black Cat in a Bra

For my animal- mad sister's birthday at the end of the month. Received the image from a friend, and although I'm not normally a cutie card person, I do love this Penny Black image! Coloured with whispers, then matted a layered up using some K & Co and Basic Grey papers. Embossed the edge of the pink strip using a folder from one of the cuttlebug sets. And of course, flowers - I'm a sucker for flowers!

Talking of sisters, my Cyber Sister, Laura has given me an award - and I'm so pleased as I love the colours of it!! Not only that it goes with the colour scheme of my real sister's card - think that's called serendipity!! Joking aside, I am so thrilled to be passed this award - thanks Laura.

Now I need to think of 5 people to pass it on to and there are so many I could choose. I'm going to go away and think about it for a wee while!

I'm back! And here are the 5, although I could easily send it to all the bloggers that I love dropping in on. Anyway, the five I'm awarding it on to are Vicky, Mina, Sarita,Caroline and Natalie.

Go on take a look, you know you want to!!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Book Crazy

These are the books I made for Alex, Kathleen and Sarah when we had our get together yesterday. They're full of pretty K and Co papers that can be torn out and used as desired. A little tip for you all, my husband picked up a box of mountboard from outside an art shop so you might be lucky too!!

My first Tagging! a great blogger, and now, I hope, a new friend who I met for the first time yesterday - Kathleen - yaaaaayyhhyyyy!

It's a nice way to find out a bit about your favourite bloggers, so these are the rules. You have to link to the person who tagged you and list the rules on your blog.

Then answer the five questions and tag five people. Add links to their blogs, and let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Things I Love
1. Cold, crisp and sunny winter days
2. Chocolate - perhaps I should have listed that first!
3. My wonderful but sometimes exasperating children ( and my hubby of course!)
4. Craft wise, I'm a sucker for pretty papers.
5. A really good, all engrossing book.

Things I Hate
1. Rudeness
2. Housework
3. Being patronised.
4. The rain - it makes my hair frizzy!
5. Peanut butter

Music on iPod or Playlist(Don't have either but this is what I'm listening to in the car)
1. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
2. Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
3. Abba - Gold
4. Jeff Buckley - Grace
5. Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons to be Learned

Fav Foods/Drinks
1. Chocolate
2. G and T
3. Roast Chicken with Bread Sauce
4. Cake
5. Cappucino

Now I need to think about who to forward it on to - well, definitely my cyber sis, Laura, and also Tabatha, Sarita, Chrissie,Juliet

Just off now to let them know and have a look at their latest creations while I'm there! I might be gone awhile!

Been a Bad Blogger!

Well, still not managing to post as often as I'd like! Still got a few things to update you with, firstly a lovely day yeseterday with Alex, Kathleen and Kosmik. We met up at the Glitter Pot where Michelle Saxon was giving a demo of the Bind- it- All. I just loved this and she had some great ideas, as well as hints and tips so watch this space. It was then back to Alex's house for lunch and a wonderful crafty afternoon. Alex gave us another demo of her Copic skills, and then we did some book making and I started to make a calendar for 2009. What more could a girl ask!?