Wednesday 23 July 2014

Not cards?

Good afternoon blogworld on this my last day of daytime freedom for six weeks!!

You think I've been a bad blogger recently - just you wait and see, I'm going to get even worse!

SWMbO breaks up for the school holidays today and so I won't have much time to myself at all now - she's already got visits with friends, days out, swimming, bowling, pizza and so on planned!  I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again - she's got a busier social life than I do!

So this partly to say apologies in advance for what will be, I know, an almost total lack of blogging but also a sort of I'm proud of myself type post.

I'm sure I've said this before as well - I'm not a very outgoing sort of person.  People worry me!  But I've been incredibly brave and booked myself a stall to sell my cards at a local village fete - whether any cards sell remains to be seen.  But I've done it and now all I've got to do is actually get there!

I thought just cards on the stall would be a bit boring - so I'm branching out.  Waddaya think?

Small bookmark

Larger personalised bookmark (guess who this is for!)

Bagged for selling and showing how they look in a book

I've got 5 small wiggly ones and 5 large which are a combo of dolphins, mermaids and hearts/ flowers.

Hubby says about a fiver each - I'm not sure.

So if I don't come on in a panic before, think of me on the 16th August!  I will be panicking then!!!

Whatever you do over the summer - hope you have a nice time and see you in September.



Monday 21 July 2014

Love and marriage...

Good morning blogworld, and marriage, goes together like a horse and carriage.
This I tell you brother, you can't have one without the other

All singing along yet?  I know I am!!

So there I'm waffling along - have you missed it?  Probably not, eh!!  I think it's the countdown to the school hols that's frying my brain, only three days left to go! Panic, panic, panic!

Anyways shall I stop going do-lally and tell you why I'm really here?  It's because it's Monday and a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies, which if you haven't guessed yet, is all about love and marriage!  So we'd like to see your cutest projects for love and / or marriage.

We're sponsored this time by:
$10 gift certificate

And this is what I made:

I used:

Digi stamp
Pollycraft (sadly closed) - Chester in love
coloured with my Copics

echo park - Be Mine

Nestie oval

Anything else?
Ribbon, very old chipboard embellishments, Viva Pearl Pen.

And that's it folks.

Got a busy day today - first off it's SWMbO sports day at school, then she's going on a 'lads, lassies and Dads' picnic walk with daddy after school then we're going to a Brownies taster session in the evening as she'll be starting there in September. 

Will be a sad day - no more Rainbows - she's been going for two years and will miss it, but she is looking forward to Brownies thankfully.

Only left to say please pop on over to the challenge - you'll love it there, if you're into cuteness.

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Challenge 90 - Anything Goes

Without Words: July - Cute and Fluffy

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Sketchy Time at All Dressed Up

Good evening blogland

Apologies for this being slightly late - been a busy evening and I forgot to either post or schedule it.

But I'm here now!

And so we have a new challenge over at All Dressed Up and this time it's sketch time!  Now I think those of you who are regular followers of my irregular posting that I love sketches - and this one is no exception.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I created:

I have used 321 Go
coloured with my Copics

BoBunny - Surprise

Die-namics - Stacking Stars

Sentiment from Craftwork Cards

This challenge will run until 2nd of August.

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.
 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

So that's it from me today folks - still hit and miss with the old Mojo, it may be slowly coming back, but we're now looking down the nose of the summer holidays.   I've got 6 days until SWMbO breaks up, then it will be full tilt summer fun and you won't see much of me at all!

Again, apologies for not visiting your blogs for ages - one day I'll catch up, I promise!!

See you soon,


Monday 7 July 2014

Feeling Hoppy

Hello blogworld

Me again!  Shock isn't it - nothing for ages, then I post twice in one day!

I have to say thanks to the wonderful ladies at All Dressed Up putting up with me and my major mojo meltdown as well!

Couldn't let them down for launch day now though could I!

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.

A Cuddle Makes it all Better

Country Girl

Hop It

Hop to it

Summer Swing

How great are they ? to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team I made this card for the launch I have used
'Hop to it'.

As you can see that I'm still Clean and Simple-ing, it's all I can do at the minute!

So a very short list of supplies - card blank, twine, computer generated sentiment, Copics and done!

Don't forget our current challenge theme is Your Favorite All Dressed Up Image....these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !

Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.
Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 

See you soon,


Use cute digi

Good morning blogworld

Seems to have been ages since I did this - so lets hope I remember how to!  I'd also like to say thanks to Lisa and the Cutie Pie team for bearing with me while I have a major mojo meltdown - thanks for not kicking me off the team ladies!!

So onto business.

It's Monday and that means a new challenge over at The Cutie Pies this fortnight we'd like to see your 'digital stamps' - not forgetting to make them cute! - so come on then break out those digis!

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

2 Cute Ink digital stamps our my own cute and quirky illustrations used for card making and paper crafting!

I love drawing animals and anything cute!  I am always looking for new ideas to draw, so let me know what you would like to see!

The Team were very kindly allowed a digi or two to play with, and this what I made with mine.

I used:
Digi image:
2 Cute Ink - Lucky Unicorn
coloured with my Copics, bit of Stickles glitter glue and some doodling.

Everything else
Scrap of silk ribbon
Craftwork cards - sentiment and card blank
MDF flower and a heart embellishment from my stuff

It's very Clean and Simple - that's about as much as I can cope with at the moment, still at least it's a toe dipped in.

Please pop on over to the challenge - there's some fab examples for you look at and it's a great prize!

See you soon


Friday 4 July 2014

We have a winner!

Good morning blogworld

Apologies for this post being a tad late!  I've got so many other things going on outside of blogland right now that I'm not a very good blogger.

But better late than never - drum roll please!!  I've managed to get a winner from my comments for my bundle of stamps from the MAWTT birthday bash blog hop.

So without further ado - congratulations Meg! You win the stamps in the picture on my blog.

If you could contact me with your details I'll will get your prize off in the post to you.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge or hop or commented - or who did all three! - you made the birthday bash hop a great place to be!!!