Saturday, 4 June 2011

Create and Craft

Yey!!!  Just had my email read out on Create and Craft, House Mouse Saturday show with Joanna Sheen.  I sent in the picture of the card i'd made with the HM decoupage and Joanna loved it.  I feel vinidcated.  Hope Kate (who's birthday card it is) loves it too.  Joanna wanted to give me a card but producer said into the cup of chance I go.  I did not get drawn out.  Poo.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Blog Candy

Check out Clare Curd's blog for a chance to win some fab blog candy. 

finally uploaded the card images

This is a long overdue post to show the cards i've made for friends and family recently (they've sat on my phone for an age).

I made this for my brother's birthday, quite simple really.

I can't remember if this was birthday or mothers day (it's been a while).

This was mum and dad's anniversary card.  I'm quite pleased with it.  I love this kit from kanban (senior prom).

This is my first attempt at blending with inks.  I really like it.

I really like the black on black with this one.  I think my neice got it in the end.

This is my dad's fathers day card.  very simple, just some wood effect card with a topper.  both from kanban.

this is for a collegue's 40th birthday.  it's not till monday but she doesn't check the blog.  I'm really pleased with it.  i've shaped the bowl and the mouse and used silicone glue to keep the shape.  the best fishes stamp was free from a magazine, as was the pink dotty paper.  I love the bubble look mirri card in the back.

phwew.  Glad they're done, though did realise that i've forgotten to photograph a couple before i sent them.  Also, i seem to have lost some of my early pics from my pc.  I really need to get organised (another summer project).

Promarker dvd storage.

I've just found summer project number 1241235413565462.... storage for my fab promarkers.  Doing a little blog sleuthing, I spotted a post by Clare Curd on her new promarker storage.

I want one!  It's brilliant.  She credits Paula Holifield with the idea.  I can't wait to get stuck in and just want to thank the good ladies of blog land for sharing their ideas and inspiring others.  Now if I can just get my brother to pick up the sofabed so I can get started on the craft room it would be brilliant.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Thrifty (ahem)

I'm feeling very proud of myself tonight.  I've recently spent a tad too much on craft stash that I still can't use as there is literally no space, however, whilst watching Create&Craft and seeing their cuttlebug bargain, rather than just buy it (my usual method), I checked my bank balance.  I'm now officiall skint for the next few months which should give me some much needed time to pay off the current stash, actually learn to knit my cushion cover (one of my buys), continue to sort the craft stash ready for the craft room and get all the school work done.

I'm pretty much decided that i'm going to get a cuttlebug, they just seem so much more compact than a bigshot machine.  I'll just make it my reward to myself when I finally get the craft room done.  I've been learning loads of tips from other crafter's blogs.  I was particularly impressed by Clare Curd's system for storing clear stamps

I'm definitely going to try it.  I've also seen a couple of great ideas for storing promarkers.  I recently caved and treated myself to the full range so i'm looking forward to sorting them too.

I've also recently been trying to learn how to use my new camera.  I'm really pleased with some of the shots and think I may start to experiment with photos in crafting.

Anyway, that's all for now.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

CraftyC's Crafting Library

It's CraftyC's birthday and as a treat they are giving away some fabulous blog candy, check out the link below.

Next week is craft week.  I'm hoping to have done all the boooring jobs and get stuck into some card making with my fabulous new stash.  I should really stop watching QVC.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

New technical stuff

OMG... Trying to learn blogging is HARD.  After half a dozen failed attempts, I think i've finally managed to link to someone elses blog in my side bar.  They've got a fab competition and I was determined not to miss out by my lack of technical skill.  Think i've done it.  Check them out.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Old Cards 2 - The family

More old cards.  This time what i've made for family....

I'm a bit gutted as I made a fab one for my sister by stamping and colouring only I forgot to take a photo before sending.  I really must get better at this.

Old Cards

Thought i'd continue to try and update and add my old cards.  These are a selection I made for a collegue at work.....

She seemed pleased enough with them.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

My First Blog

I'm really hoping that this blog is easier to use than the livejournal thing which I just can't get my head around. 

I'm attempting to share my cards and generally expand my internet usage beyond hotmail, facebook, twitter and youtube (and not forgetting

so here goes....

Some of my favourite decoupage images...

They are so tasty looking.  They make fantastic general cards.