Thursday, 24 February 2011

A blog award!!!

Hi guys,

How are you all? I am so pleased it is almost the end of the week. We are away for the weekend as it is the Father In Laws birthday and we have a suprise party lined up for him tomorrow night. So yes we have a busy weekend lined up. Hope I manage to catch up on some sleep by Monday otherwise next week will be even harder lol.

Anyways today I am delighted to share some news with you. Pauline from my For Fun DT has been so kind and awarded me a 'Stylish Blogger Award'!!!! How amazing is that.

In accepting this, I have to follow these 4 steps:

1 - Make a post linking to the person who gave the award!

2 - Share 7 random things about yourself

3 – Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award

Now for 7 random things about me...

1 - I am a bubbly chatty person full of lots of life and happiness

2 - I love dancing and quite often move the coffee table out so I can dance away

3 - I only started cooking properly 4 yrs ago and now enjoy it so much
4 - I was a very rebellious child and I'm sorry mum and dad

5 - I have been lucky to travel loads and hope I can continue to do so

6 - I love the colour pink

7 - I want to try new things in life such as Ice skating and horse riding

Gosh that was hard lol...

Now I'd like to share this award with the lovely girls out there who share my passion for crafting.

Hope you all enjoy the award as much as I did.

Take care all x

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

For Fun DT Card - Sketch

Hi All,
How are you this Wednesday morning? I am trying to be healthy at the moment, me and the hubby want to try and loose some weight but all we can think about at the moment is chocolate lol, why does that happen, you try to be good and then suddenly these crazy cravings come along, arghhhh....
Anyways, today at For Fun we have a sketch for you to follow. It's so simple so please do come along and have a go, I'm sure you'll do a better job than me lol. Yes yet again I am not that pleased with this card. This is a card for my Father in law who will be 50 on Saturday, we are having a suprise party for him on Friday, yepi. I think I start to panic when I make male cards, why? I find it so annoying as I cannot add my beloved flowers and bling :( hubby thinks it is great so we'll stick with this. I need to make 2 more male cards this week, any ideas? Any help or inspiration would be greatly appreciated.

This card was really simple to put together, I cut the scalloped card with the Cricut, added some pearl drops to the scallops, cut a circle using the Cricut and ran this through the cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I then cut the 50 using the Cricut too, added a little gold and blue ribbon. Oh and some buttons as it was hugely lacking embellishments lol.

What do you think?

See you all soon guys x TC x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Teddy Stampers DT Card - Colour theme

Hi Guys,
How are you all. Seems to have been some error with my posting today :( It came up completely blank except the pics :( sorry guys. Anyways lets try again shall we? Gosh what a long yet quick week. I am so shattered today, I need my bed big time and a lie in tomorrow. Other than Monday as it was Valentines day, I have worked all day up to 2-3am, so the lack of sleep and the crazy work schedule has come to an end and I seem to have also. I am just looking forward to my bed now, in fact hubby is so tired he's flat out on the sofa just now lol. Think we've all had a long week.
Anyways to my card today. Today at Teddy Stampers we have a colour theme - pink, brown and white. I love this colour combo, so perfect. This is what I came up with:
A fancy shot

This should be an easy one for you so come and show us what you come up with.


Stamp Something: Something Funky (punch)

Paper Sundaes : #56 pick your toppings (Pink and flowers)

Lexis Creations: #33 Bears

Stamps & Fun: #34 Anything Goes

x x x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

For Fun DT Card - Happy Birthday!!!!

Hi guys.

How are you all today? Did you have a nice Valentines day? I sure did, my hubby had the day off so cooked me a fabby meal and cleaned the whole house. He is a real gem, back off ladies I'm holding on tight to him lol.... This week at
For Fun, it is out BIRTHDAY!!!! YAY well OK almost to the day but Yay. I just want to say well done to Helen for keeping the blog going, before I joined a DT I just didn't realise how much work goes into this, so thanks Helen, we all love you and appreciate all your hard work.

This week we are being sponsored but
Michelle Perkett, check out her images they are just great. So all we ask is that you enter and ooze 'Birthday' to us, easy right? This is what I came up with:

I love all the bright bold colours.

Come on over guys, help us celebrate our Birthday.

Michelle Perkett: Your choice
Papertake Weekly: Putting on the glitz (glitter and gems)
Can't wait to see what you come up with, join in here


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

For Fun DT Card - Hearts

Hi All,
Another scheduled post for you today. The challenge at For Fun this week is to celebrate Valentines so we want to see lots of 'HEARTS' please. We are being sponsored by Bonibleaux Designs-great images for Men can be found here. I have used the Putt Putt Hearts digi which I just love. The car image a Wild Rose Studio stamp. This card will be mny hubbies Valentines card. He has 2 loves in his life, obviously me (well I should bloody hope so lol) and CARS!!! This card it completely perfect for him because he has had his new car in the garage now for around 6-9months ish having lots of work done. He has gone for a cream top and metalic red bottom, so I coloured the car to match and used this as my colour theme too. He can't wait to get this baby back but once it is home I will probably not see him much, yay, more crafting time for me lol.

The image was coloured with Promarkers, I embossed cream card stock then rubbed red ink over it, the sentiment is part of a Wild Rose Studio sentiment. The dotty DP is Papermania.
Right all for now as I am still trying to post some other cards for while I am away.
Have a fab day all and don't forget to join in the fun at For Fun this week.
TC x

Friday, 4 February 2011

Teddy Stampers DT Card - Valentines Bear

Hi all,

How are you all doing today? I have had to schedule this post as when you read this I will be in Madrid 'enjoying' my annual work conference lol. Don't get me wrong the conference is amazing, so many of our suppliers come to showcase their products but we NEVER sleep, we work hard all day and then party hard all night to early morning, in the room for a shower and then work again lol. And these antics go on for 4 days! Welcome to the world of sales they say. I love it really but I will need to hibernate for a few days when I return lol.

Today at Teddy Stampers we are asking you to get all romantic lol, show us your Valentines Bear, yay.... I love Valentines day, my hubby pampers me loads all day bless him lol, to be honest he is a sweetie most of the time lol.

Here is my sweet Valentines Bear, bringing you loads of red roses:

Fancy shot

This is the first time I have used lace on my cards, I think I will be using loads more, it adds such a soft, romantic feel to the card. The image is sweet Toby with flowers from Wild Rose Studio, those of you who love teddies like me, must visit Wild Rose Studio, Dulcie has some really cute Teddy stamps. Toby was coloured using Promarkers. The papers are Papermania and DCWV-Spring Stash. The lace is from my local haberdashery store, the gems are stash, the sentiment is also Wild Rose Studio. The roses are Wild Orchid Crafts. The fancy scalloped circle and heart were cut on my Cricut Expression. I added glitter to the edges of these.

Hope you can come and join us at Teddy Stampers, we are being sponsored by Stampin' Dragon.

x Take Care x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

For Fun DT Card - Ground Hog Day

Hi everyone,
How are you all this lovely day? I have scheduled today's post and will be for the next week and half as I am off to Madrid today, yay!!! It's a work conference and then the hubby, my sister and her boyfriend are coming out there so we can have a few days holiday too. I am really looking forward to it. Due to this my next few posts will be short and sweet, hope that's OK.
Today I want to share my For Fun DT card. I am so proud to share this as we are being sponsored by Little Scraps of Heaven and our DT were lucky enough to have 2 images made especially just for us at For Fun!!! How great is that? This week the challenge is 'Ground Hog's Day' - I'm sure my fellow Americans and Canadians will know exactly what this is but like me some of you are probably think huh? Well this is a holiday celebrated in America and Canada on 2nd Feb. According to folklore if a ground hog appears today and it is a cloudy day it signifies winter will end soon, if he appears and it is a sunny day and he sees his shadow this means winter will continue for 6 weeks. Although I don't want winter to continue I noticed many of my fellow DT's went for the spring image so I thought I should display the winter image instead lol.
So here is what I came up with:

The fancy shot

I love my BOW lol, I have been struggling with bows for so long that I just sat in front of the TV for days practising and I think I am getting there now, yay!!! The image was coloured with Promarkers, I added lots of glitter to show off the snow, The flowers are Papermania and Wild Orchid, punch is MS, flourish is Marianne designs, the DPs are Papermania and Forever Friends. I think that's everything lol.

Right I'm off to schedule some more posts now for while I am off.
TC everyone, thanks for all your continued love and support!