Hiya peeps I'm thrilled to bits to be able to share some more good news with you.......I've be invited to join The Polka Doodles design team. I love the whimsy designs of their stamps and digi products although my poor son will be tearing his hair out with me with more printing to do, however I'm slowly getting there with the techno stuff........lol. I'm hoping with all these designs for the challenges I'll have to make I'll stop munching at night and be able to loose some weight.....if only.......I'd have to keep my sugar levels up so I'd better get a stash of nibbles for my craft room......lol.
Hope you are all having a fabbie weekend, Id better go and get some housework done and gardening as we need to get the lawn down soon, we're having artifical grass, we've found a manufacturer that makes some that is so life like its hard to tell the difference, my sister did hers last year and now gets to enjoy her garden instead of mowing and weeding and at least Ethan can play outside more now being as we've made the garden more Grandson friendly........
Thursday, 28 July 2011
I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at a new range of digi stamps coming out at Cuddly Buddly over the next few weeks they are by an artist called Karen Middleton, her colouring is gorgeous and she specialises in Whimsy and Enchanted designs......this design is called Tumble fairy and I have to admit to a slight faux paux in the colouring but I'll let you find it, you'll have to wait for another version next week with the correction but I hadn't the heart to put it in the bin.The image has been coloured with Prismas and blended with Sansador, the papers are from First Edition called Daydream I love the soft purples and apricots with lime greens of the papers. The metal corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Rainbow Lady........handmade flowers.
Moving Along with the Times......brand spanking new (image, although not yet available).
Craft Us Crazy.......anything goes.
Top Tip Tuesday......anything girlie.
Hugs n Smiles
off to colour another image now, hoefully get
this one right.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Ohhh theres a new challenge soon to start featuring Teddies called Ready Teddy Go, well August 1st to be precisely and the challenges will be monthly so it gives you plenty of time to play and there are no restrictions to whether you prefer digi or rubber stamps, and I'm joining the design team......yay.... well you know I love me teddies, so any excuse to make a card featuring one of these cuties and I'm in there. Thanks Julie Ann for letting me join in to play. So pop over to the blog for more deets so you can join in the fun..........
Morning peeps, I've done the first round of post holiday washing and ironing then spent the afternoon having a nana nap or a siesta yesterday. I'm off to work now, hopefully there aren't any major problems to sort whilst I've been away, counting down to my next week off at the end of August.......how bad is that. Being as there are a couple of challenges for Chrstmas in July it seemed apt to show you this card I made for Cuddly Buddly before going on holiday......a sweetie called "Its Santa", I made it as a swing tag on top of a pressie....well a fake pressie card, coloured with prisma pencils. the paper is from Cuddly Buddly as well and it wouldn't be Christmas without lots of glitter. I used glossy accents to make his boots shiny and dimensional.
Dream Valley......a surprise.
Winter Wonderland.......Holly and the Ivy.
Paper Cutz......anything goes.
Polka Doodles......Christmas in July.
Creative Beli........christmas in July.
Pollycraft......Ho Ho Ho christmas in July
Oh La La.......circles
Oh well can't put it off any longer
catch up with you all after work
hugs n smiles
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Sketch N Stash......there is still one week to join in, the sketch is by Jackie. The old stash I've used are the flowers and the new stash are the papers well they're fairly new so I'm hoping that counts.....lol. oh no the pencils are my newest stash......I'm so lovin' my prisma pencils, so much so I took them on holiday with me.The image is Teddy Bea......such a sweetie.
Whimsy Stamps are offering the winner $15 to spend in store.
Teddy Bo .......use a Teddy Bea image.
Craft Us Crazy......anything goes.
Fab n Funky......Animal antics.
Stampin' for the weekend......paws for thought.
Allsorts......free n easy.
Oh well better get started on more washing
ready for the marathon ironing
hugs n' smiles
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Afternoon peeps, I'm sat at my favourite spot again sipping a cappucino over looking Lake Garda, the weather is fabbie, getting up to 40 degrees some days and still 34 at night, thank god for air conditioning. we went to Movie Land the other day which was a great day out....not too busy so we got round all the rides, my son dragged me into a Horror House....thought it would just be a bit spooky nothing too major......I've never screamed so much in all my life, wild horses wouldn't drag me in again. It was pitch black and you have to put your hand on the shoulder infront who has to follow the little red light....ok a few spooky noises so far so good then we enter a room with what looks like a woman dummy lying in bed who then proceeds to get up and chase you round the room, next you have to walk through a load of strung up bodies on meat hooks revolving round whilst a zombie blocks your way......more screams. I have never been so relieved to see daylight, the rest of the rides were brill. though. I'm missing my card making although I've done loads of colouring ready for when I get back.....lol.I think I've put on several pounds in weight as I've had to try all the different varieties of ice ctream....well it would be rude of me not to.
Hugs from sunny Italy....ciao ciao
Hugs from sunny Italy....ciao ciao
Monday, 11 July 2011
Evening peeps, I'm on my holls sipping a machiato overlooking Lake Garda whilst typing this.....doesn't get any better, the weather is hot hot hot and my son has been sunbathing which is a first as he shivers in 30 degrees.....lol. We had a fun start to the holls as hubby overslept and we caught the ferry by the skin of our teeth, spent the afternoon in Disneyland Paris before hitting the sack after a tiring day. we then travelled down to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland arriving in the afternoon, our hotel was on the shore of the lake.....great view with the snow capped peeks, however its expensive......really expensive nearly £30 for a Macdonalds, I did want a fondu but at £35 per person we thougt it was expensive for bread dipped in melted cheese.....lol. All we've done since we arrived at Lake Garda is sleep, eat, swim, sleep eat....I'm so tired guess its called unwinding. we had the mother of all thunderstorms last night, thought the caravan was going to take off but today the sky has been clear and the sun is now setting over the lake.....what shall I do tomorrow?.....probably more of the same as today......lol
Hugs for now
Hugs for now
Monday, 4 July 2011
Anyway I can't believe its time for another Sketch n Stash challenge and this week we get to follow a fabbie sketch by Faye or Fluffy as she also know.....
Simon Says Stamp are the sponsers this week with $15
to spend in their wonderful store.
I've use another digi image called when you wish upon a star from Teddy Bo, which is my oldest stash and I've used my new papers from First edition called Summer Breeze, I've just brought another pad thats just come out and I just keep flicking through the pages.
Poodles Parlour......things with wings.
Stamp Something .......use a digi.
Divas by Designs......die cuts/punches.
Truly Scrumptious......things with wings.
Stampavie....more than three layers.
By the cute and girly......things with wings
Hugs n Smiles
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Hiya peeps short post for today, thanks you for your best wishes, I'm feelin' a whole heap better now and it looks like my shop should be ok for the time being so at least thats good news.I'm late again though......for Grungy Monday, story of my life. This weeks challenge is to follow the deets for alcohol inks from Tim Holtz, click here to be transported to the video. The stamp that I've used is from La Banche and the flowers were made from the Tattered floral die, the papers were spritzed well more like drenched in glimmer mist.
Grungy Monday.....alcohol inks
The Stampman.....alcohol inks withe an optional sketch to follow.
Just for Fun.....anything goes.
Simon Says stamp and show ......a word.
Hooked on Crafts......show us your flowers.
Sir Stampalot......anything goes
hugs n' smiles