Thursday 31 July 2008
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Janet is having a double celebration - 15,000 hits on her blog and a launch of her new stamp designs which you can see at Spiral Whisper!!
Monday 28 July 2008
I love this image by Elisabeth Bell....kindly sent to me by Frances....(have you seen the new "Willow" image soon to be released by Whiff of Joy....she's like a fairy-tale princess!!)...pop over to Katharina's and have a look-see!! bx
Sunday 27 July 2008
I love this Sarah Kay image.....that little adoring face is just so innocent to me....I was playing with the image and some basic grey "scraps"...and decided to go for a kick stand card...these have been around for ages but it's actually the first time I've gotten around to making one!!
Nothing too fancy...but my mum will enjoy making this one when she starts back to "class" with me!! bx
Saturday 26 July 2008
Although I did start out with one of the current sketch challenges it didn't quite work out in the end!! I used my fiskars template to cut the oval, then used a circular scalloped template set I found recently...I just traced around the oval, a couple of scallops at a time, then adjusted it along the oval shape again....lucky for me it worked out neatly!! This gorgeous martha stewart ribbon matches the papers perfectly!! bx
Ever wonder who starts these awards or why...no?....ok, it's only me with nuthin' better to think about then!! Well, this particular award was started by Tammy Vitale To send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy! She hoped the award would travel the world and she also hoped to visit each blog that received the award...I don't think she realised it's potential though!! Pop over and visit her blog - some AMAZING pieces of artwork!
So here are the rules:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to Tammy Vitale so she can come visit all you wonderful women!
Thursday 24 July 2008
Rules for award:
1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers
3. 1 has to be someone new or recently new to your blog & live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you that award
I would like to add a big thanks to everyone who visits this blog and leaves comments......you're a great bunch of gals and I love to hear from you!!
Finally 2 blog candy offers I'd love to mention:
Have you seen the fabulous candy offer from Sophia...oh there's gonna be one happy crafty bunny soon...but you need to go quickly... and you'll be delighted with all her gorgeous inspiration!!
Have you seen Maria's not one but TWO blog candy offers....2 more happy crafters ahead girlies and you'll be delighted with Maria's lovely creations!! bx
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Katharina has taken a very exciting step of producing her own range of stamps called "Whiff of Joy"! She has a few peeks and a naming competition on her blog if you fancy seeing some more!!
She is also going to ask some crafters to "guest design" for her...to "apply" you need to make a card using a lovely "simple" sketch....simple is my "style" so I decided to have a play!!
This is the first time I've christened this cute stamp...and wondered what each of these 2 might be thinking...when I found this little K&Co chipboard word I thought it might work!!
I was inspired by Leann's scalloped edges, and Johanna's buds and use of twine cord...thank you girlies!!
Ila has more gorgeous blog candy on offer...I was lucky enough to win her last candy...so I don't suppose lightening will strike twice...but God loves a trier, and hmmmmm, my hubby says "I'm very trying"!! haha bx
Sunday 20 July 2008
In the end I quite liked this result...I used Friday Sketchers No11 to kick start things....the paper is from Making Memories (Noteworthy) - I thought it fitted the sketch nicely!! I found the little button and (loads of) embroidery thread when sorting things out at my father-in-law's house, so that gives it a sentimental edge I guess!!
Again quite simple...but by now you will know that this is my "style"!!
Cool Blog Candy Offers
Donalda is almost there...at the 10, 000 mark! Help her reach her goal...and in very kind return she has a FAB candy on offer...go see!!
Marlene has another "not-to-be-missed" candy on offer - just because!! Go see...and be prepared to stay a while....you're in for a treat!!
Inge is offering a set of High Hopes stamps - they are cute as a button! Check out the candy and her lovely creations!!
Kristine is also offering candy....you'll definitely want to get over and check it out...yummy yummy stuff!! bx
Friday 18 July 2008
Wednesday 9 July 2008
I used Julee's current sketch (Poetic Artistry, sketch no 45)...I loved this sketch, simple and easy to use!! I also love these My Mind's Eye papers...and the prima flowers...yep, I just LOVE it all!! bx
Tuesday 8 July 2008
Gooosh...has it been that long...? Time just escaped me again...until today I hadn't made a single card in ages...I missed it!!!!!!!
I chose 2 challenges to get me started again...Cute Card Thursday's theme "the great outdoors" allowed me to christen my new Magnolia stamps (love 'em!!)....and my pink "bubbles" are deliberately wonky - when did you ever see bubbles travel in a straight line...? (OK, I need more practice with my new Big Bite II!).
3 very thoughtful girls remembered me when it came to passing out their awards! To say that I was thrilled and delighted is an understatement!! Thank you so much Natty K, Ila and Maria...you each literally "made my day"!
So the rules for this award are:
1. Winner to put the logo on their blog.
2. Winner to link the person you receive the award from.
3. Winner to nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
Now it's time turn to award 7 people...there are so many talented crafters out there...it's hard to choose, but here goes:
I know some of you have already received the award...but I appreciate your talents too!! bx
Claudia (Pretty Pressings) is also offering a fabulous selection of candy...you MUST check it out...be prepared to stay a while...you will be so inspired with her gorgeous creations!
Ila is helping celebrate a launch of new High Hopes stamps by giving away a fabulous set of them! The really fab bit is that Ila has already created a beautiful card and has it on her blog so you even get a heads up with the inspiration!!....you will want to spend some time on this blog also...I promise you that!! bx