Monday, 11 October 2010

GDT For Craft Your Passion!!!!

Hi Guys,

Before I go on holiday I wanted to share my fab news!!! Lovely Laurette from Craft Your Passion has asked me to be a Guest DT for the month of November.  How amazing is that.  I am so chuffed as I have not been blogging for long, woohoo!!!!   I am absolutely delighted (smiling from ear to ear lol).  However as some of you know I am off on holiday on Wednesday till 3rd Nov (nice long break) so I have made up 2 cards today for the challenges ready for Laurette to post while I am off.  I will be back for the second week however I didn't want to leave making the card last minute so made it today too.  I'm so proud for being so well organised.  Ok the packing is so behind, but once I have posted this and pre-scheduled my GDT posts I will carry on.

Please come and support me on my adventure with Craft Your Passion for the month of November, the challenges start every Monday and you can win some fun digis.  Obviously do play along now as always too lol.

x x x

Friday, 8 October 2010

Really touched by Blog Award and some exciting news...

Hi guys,

Gosh finally it is FRIDAY, this just feels like the longest week ever.  It has just been SO busy.  I am off on holiday next week for 3 weeks to India and work has really got on top of me, I am a field sales rep so I have been out seeing customers all day then coming home to action all my days events and been trying to make cards, as well as packing and house chores and walking the dog and being a wife etc etc....  Yes much like everyone's life I guess but then it gets worse, my laptop broke, which my darling hubby fixed, only to find my work blackberry died the next day!!! This just completely put my work life on hold as I couldn't do ANYTHING while I was out and about for work so have been working late every night then waking up after a handful of hours of sleep so yes I really pants week....

Anyway, now that I've let that out, I have 3 bits of REALLY good news, and this is what has kept me going all week.  Firstly I am off on holiday next week, I am so excited, I haven't been to India for 15yrs so only have childhood memories and lots of poorly memories lol (my fault completely, I didn't listen to my parents when they said don't eat or drink something lol) the hubby has never been so we are really looking forward to it.

The second bit of news, I had an email from Laurette of Craft your passion, she has asked me to be a GDT for November, I just cannot believe it, I am absolutely delighted and excited.  I haven't been blogging for long so this just blew me away, I just can not wait to get started, in fact, am I supposed to be sharing this? : /  Anyway I just had to as I am rubbish with keeping such exciting secrets lolz.

And the last but surely the most touching and special news is my Blog Award.  This I had to read and check many times before I believed it.  I am one of those people who is just unlucky (not looking for sympathy but I never win anything or get anything, I just keep working hard and hope that one day things will get better) and you know what they just are.  My job is really demanding, I love it but it can take over my life this is why this year I thought I really have to do something to keep me sane and it is my crafting.  Like I said already I am new to blogging yet someone as talented as Sally Atkins (check out her blog if you haven't before, it is just fab) really blew me away with this award:

Thank you so much Sally, I really appreciate it x

In order to accept this award I have to tell you 7 things about me and then pass it to 7 bloggers, so here goes:

  1. I am an extremely bubbly, happy go easy character
  2. I never switch off, I'm always doing something
  3. I love my hubby, fur baby and family loads
  4. I was a huge rebel as a child and teen and have changed a lot since, I am so pleased I did, thanks to the hubby
  5. I love going to the gym and keeping fit and active
  6. I grow my own veg and am a keen gardener
  7. I like to express myself and my personality in my work
Now to the blogs I want to pass this award to.  I love visiting your blogs and find them extremely inspiring.  Thank you x

  1. Maria (it was from stalking your blog that I started my own)
  2. Mackenzie (again I stalked your blog loads before I plucked up the courage to start my own)
  3. Mandy (your work is just amazing)
  4. Lisa (your work and colouring is beautiful)
  5. Chrissy (you are just so talented and generous)
  6. Debs (again just great work)
  7. Jacqui (just great talent and inspiration)
I hope you all have a wonderful day x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Long time no see?

Hi Guys,

How are you all?  I'm still not feeling great but pondering on.  I have been away with work last week, got back home on Sunday night and just had so much to do around the house.  Last night I spent crafting, it was so nice to just be able to do some cards again, it's been absolutely ages.  This is going to be a LONG post, go grab your cuppa and hung on with me.

Today I have 5, yes 5 cards to show you.  Some I started before I went away for work and some I made yesterday.  I will go through each one individually.  I have had a few orders for Christmas cards, but they want traditional, as you can see from my previous work I am not really into this, but then I found this below.  I think these cards are just great, what do you think?

 Front of card 1

 Inside Card 1

 Front of Card 2

 Inside of Card 2

Front of Card 3

Inside Card 3
Sorry about the pic, they were really hard to take, just couldn't get the lighting right.  These are 3 designs from a Trinitage range.  Decoupage isn't really my thing but when I saw the sample card at the local craft show I thought, hey how great is this?  OK it isn't really decoupage, but the images are lovely and very traditional.  Hope the guys like these who are looking to order some traditional cards. 

The way it works is, the images come printed on a sheet of A4 paper, you cut them out and make some cardboard tubes to stick the layered images onto and design to your hearts content... Simples... lol  OK if you want some more informed instructions, just email me and I can send them over, it is really easy and looks great.  I kept the fronts really simple because the cards are displayed in the pop up format so the front isn't really seen.  I added some glitter to the images (can't not hey)...


Cards 1,2,3-City Crafter Challenge Blog: #25 Hooray for the holidays
Cards 1,2,3-Charisma Cardz: #39 Christmas Crafting
Card 2-A Spoon Full of Sugar: #124 Sparkle and Shine (although all cards would qualify except cricket card lol)
Card 3-There's Magic In The Air:Magical Monday-A Christmas Card inc Snowflakes (the front of the card has snowflakes on it)
Card 3-ABC Christmas Challenge: T if for Tree

Card 4

Sweet Mandy of of A Sprinkle of Glitter very kindly sent me some candy through the post and one of the images is Sleeping Tilda in the card above.  What better timing of this arriving?  My cousin had a baby girl yesterday and this card is just prefect for her, the timing couldn't have been better!!  I coloured this with Promarkers.  The flourish is cut using a Marianne D die, how cute is that?  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and Papermania.  The ribbon, paper and gems are from stash. 

I am entering Card 4 into the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #64 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: #85 Childhood
Just Magnolia: #75 Anything Goes
Stamp Something: Something to celebrate
One Stop Craft Challenge: #100 Congratulations
Craft Your Days Away: #5 Babies

Front of Card 5

Inside Card 5


Card 5: Stampavie and More: #110 More than one fold

This is a gate fold card for a friend, as you can tell he is a huge cricket fan.  The image, sentiment and DP is Papermania.  For the inside of the card I just stamped loads of cricket related images, again from the Papermania range all around the inside.  For the inner I coloured the items in chalks and added some shading around the image to make them look like they are flying around, can you tell?

Right almost to the end now.  Recently I won a beautiful blog award, thing is I need to tell you 7 things about myself and forward the award to a few people, I already have 3 definite candidates, just going to browse some more blogs now to find some more beautiful blogs, yes I know all of them lol.... This is so hard x  Come back to see if it is yours x

Bye for now x