Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!!

Thank you to those who visit my blog and for leaving me such lovely comments, I really do appreciate it.
May 2009 be a great year for everyone....

Sparkly Christmas Trees

I wanted to show you this beautiful Christmas card I received from Rachel who is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - you can see her Stampin' Up! blog here.
This photograph really doesn't do it justice as the trees really sparkle with glitter. Thanks Rachel for such a gorgeous card.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

My First Blog Award!!!

Woo Hoo!!! I have just been given my first ever Blog Award by Heidi who has just found my blog - thank you so much hun! I am chuffed to bits!

Now the rules of the award are that you have to name 5 addictions and 5 fave blogs.

So my addictions are:

1. Rubber stamping/Paper crafting
2. My cameras (I got a new one for Christmas - YAY!!)
3. Australia (just wished I had enough money to have a holiday home out there!!)
4. Chocolate - (especially Thorntons!)
5. Starbucks Coffee (especially my all time favourite Caramel Macchiato)

Now, my fab 5 fave blogs in no order at all:

1. Adele - who is just so talented and produces such gorgeous cards.
2. Ruthie - who makes my mouth water with her beautiful photography and cute felt cards.
3. Katie - I just love the items Katie produces, they really are very pretty!
4. Kathy - Kathy's attention to detail is just fabulous and creates the most gorgeous things which look so touchy feely.
5. Ruth - I love how Ruth creates the most beautiful things and let's her faith shine through her work.

Thanks girls for the inspiration you give me xx

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Spiral Whisper Comp.

Spiral Whisper is running a competition to win some of the new stamps which are being released in January, head on over to the Spiral Whisper blog to stand a chance of winning these adorable cuties!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

The last Christmas cards . . .

of 2008!
These cards were commissioned by my cousin.

I hope you are all having a wonderful festive season and Santa was good to you!

Friday, 26 December 2008

Advent Blog Candy

I thought I had blogged about this but looking down my blog I hadn't *ooppss*!!

Anywhoo.... The lovely Jennie from The Artistic Stamper has been giving away blog candy since the 1st December on her blog, this is even better than a chocolate advent calender!! All you have to do is leave a comment or become a follower of her blog (or even both for a better chance to win). I will also put a link to the right hand side of my blog so that you can just click on over to her blog :O)

You gotta be in it to win it ;O)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Christmas and I hope Santa is good to you all. I have come down with a flu virus so I expect most of Christmas I will be in bed but will try and make the most of it.

Our stockings are all ready to be filled hopefully :O)

So I leave you with a Christmas card from me to you! xx

Don't forget to leave out a carrot for Rudolph tonight ;o)

Monday, 22 December 2008

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree....

Thought I would share with you some pictures of our little Grotto....

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Oh My Goodness!!!!

What a GREAT couple day's!

Yesterday morning I went to Craft Central to grab a bargain or 2, well I did more than that and got ALL THIS!!!

Then I had my cousins over and helped the little one make a Christmas card for his mummy & daddy and then in the evening we (parents & I) went to the Panto and saw Cinderella with Mickey Rooney, Michelle Collins & Bobby Davro - what a hillarious evening, Bobby had us in stitches from the very first word he spoke. We finished the night with takeaway chips - yum!

Then today I was meant to be going to a friends birthday party but woke up not feeling so great so this afternoon I was feeling better and was very tempted to go back to Craft Central - I worked it out that because I won't be going there again I might as well go back for the very last time :sob: plus it will be my birthday in a few weeks ;o)

I came home with this small lot ;o) LOL!!

Some of the items in the pics will be for my mums christmas present but I haven't decided what except for the ribbons and purple organiser.

You can click on the pics to see it bigger!

Hope everyone had a good weekend and it isn't long till Santa wooo hooo!!!

Friday, 19 December 2008

Naughty or nice??

Well I've been naughty but it was very nice.....!!

Every Christmas I always treat myself to a little pressie and this year I bought myself a Sewing Machine!! But not one of those all singing all dancing great big ones which scares the life out of me but this cute little diddy one!!

Now I have never been THAT great at sewing, I had a miserable Textiles teacher at school which I think was the core of the problem so I intend to overcome this fear. I would love to one day make myself a quilt but I reckon I will be old and grey when I will be able to master that!!!!

I was tempted after seeing the blog posts of this very clever lady. Jody has been sharing her tutorials of this wonderful machine so when I get a quite hour over the holidays (yeah right!) I intend to sit down with this beauty and start-a-stitching. I have lots of ideas whizzing round in my head already....!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

DCM Dare: 10 minute card

Thought I would have a go at the lastest DCM Dare as I am short on time and needed to get some cards made.

Here is the dare

Just in case you hadn't noticed, Christmas is just around the corner - less than two weeks to go now!
So as we hurtle headlong towards the big day we thought we'd help you out just a little bit with those last minute cards.
Every year we find ourselves needing a few extra cards, even when we thought we'd got plenty, so this dare is all about super-quick Christmas crafting.
We want to see cards that take only a few minutes, but of course don't look it!
Make just one, or see how many you can make in an hour it's up to you.
On your marks.... get set......Go Go Go

And here are my cards:

Sorry about the rubbish photos but I was in a hurry, even the glue was still wet when I took them lol but it had dried clear before I put them in the envies. I did about 6 in less than an hour so well pleased with that!

Sneaky Peek

Thought I would share with you a sneaky peek of a card I have done for DewDrop Craftz this month.

All will be revealed soon ;o)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Feeling bleugh

I've been poorly the last couple of days with the horrible tummy virus that is sweeping the country so everything I have needed and wanted to do has been delayed. I'm feeling a bit better now but not 100%.
Anyway I have a few things to share with you.

This is a card that I made for my cousins 30th birthday

The next couple of items are what I made with the stamps that Nikki sent me. We had to make something other than a card with these cute mushrooms. I got to play with Ria & Gino with my new Copic markers. These little guys are just so much fun to work with!

My first project was this little chalkboard which I purchased from eBay and tarted it up!

For my next project I made a cute address book. I bought the address book in WHSmith's sale ages and ages ago and I wanted to alter it sometime and this was the perfect opportunity. Sorry, I forgot to take a before picture.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate any visits I get. Please leave me a comment so I can say hello :)

Monday, 8 December 2008

Feeling Chritmassy?

Well you should do after this little video, how awesome is this house?

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Less blogging = More crafting

That pretty sums up the last couple of weeks! I have a craft fair at a local school on Saturday which I can't attend now (but my mum is going to stand in my place) as my operation has been brought forward to tomorrow to have my wisdom teeth out!! Really not looking forward to it plus I have a rotten cold!!!!! :o(

Anyway, back on to lovely crafty things. I made this card for my cousin to give to the birthday boy (see post below).

Sorry about the photo, it was taken quickly as we were running late for the party! It features Charlie the monster from Nikki at DewDrop Craftz, such a fun little character!

Here is another card I made for my friend at work who is at any moment about to give birth!

I used Lola Rose from Pink Petticoat

Last but not least here are a couple of Design Team sneak peeks of a couple of projects I've done for Nikki.