Thursday, 22 November 2007

New Designs!!

My first designs are on Pink Petticoat today. You can of course see them in far more detail here:
Hope you all like them. x

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Glitter, Glitter, everywhere!!!

Made this today for my cousin, who is in Australia for a couple of years. I started off by using Sakura pens to colour Lilli and also the pattern on the papers and the black stripes and throwing some glamour dust on quickly, but for some reason it kept coming off today. ( I dont know if anyone else has experienced this - but ive got glitter on my cheek somewhere and keep seeing it out of the corner of my eye, but when I look in the mirror its NOT THERE!!! Ive obviously tried to wash it off, but its still there now, its driving me flipping mad. Its mustve been there since about 11am its now 10pm. I bet all the other mums at school could blimmin see it...aaagghhh!!!)

Anyway back to the card, so I decided to seal it with some good old clear 3D glaze and actually its come out ok, with a nice bit of texture to it. Added some beautiful tatty looking ribbon.

Papers and image - Pink Petticoat. Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis.
(Just uploaded pics - very disappointing, you cant see the sparkle on it really, Oh well nevermind, give the pic a click if you want to see it in more detail) TFL

Monday, 19 November 2007

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Joined in the fun again, over at Papertake, the challenge was this:

This weeks challenge is Christmas Trees! (sorry, I know that one of the other challenge blogs have done tree's this week but the challenges are set for the design team a week in advance! Sorry folks!) Anyway, if you'd like to take part, we'd love to see your creations!

So, my interpretation was this...
Hand cut tree, sparkly ribbon tree trunk, punched Pink Petticoat sentiment.
Papers - Pink Petticoat. Brads, pins and eyelets - my shop. Ribbons - Ribbon Oasis.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Jumbo Peg!!

Had a go at altering a rather huge peg today. I tried to make it, so that I can either up end it and pop a photo in, or hang it up in the kitchen to put all those important things on - like shopping lists and the "whats happening at school" stuff, so I drilled a hole in the back first so I can put it on a hook. Covered it in Pink Petticoat card, inked the edges and added some blooms and brads from my shop. I was quite pleased with the outcome. TFL and hope everyone had a fab weekend!!!!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Lilli for Poppi

Well heres the Lilli card for my little fairy. Totally O.T.T with glitter. (not sure if it shows in the image)Poppi will love it, she loves pink and anything that is touchy feely. So I added some velvet and spotty ribbon. Threw loads of Glamour dust over all the images and in the shaker bit. Like I said earlier Poppi will no doubt pull it to pieces, but I know she will play with it for a while. Next up is Rileys card. I'm sure he is secretly part of the DCM team. "I'd like my card to be Red, Gold and Silver please, mummy" Blimey - setting the challenges at 4 years old!!!! Hmmm, Red, Gold and Silver - I'll give it a shot, but the words "bling" and "hideous" spring to mind. But, if thats what he wants, then thats what he shall have.

Bye for now and have a great weekend!! xxx

MORE Christmas Cards!!!

Finding it a bit hard at the moment, having soo many Christmas cards to make, its a bit overwhelming. I know I still have lots of time, but I do like to try and get them done well in advance, so that I can sit back a couple of weeks before Christmas and soak up the atmosphere. Ive also still got a couple of scrapbooks to be done aswell (oh Blimey!!!). Anyway, thought I would show the cards that I can. I must go and make my beautiful little girl a Lola or Lilli card, everytime I print the images, she says "pwitty" or when I colour them in glitter pens "pwitty,sparkwee, aaw!!" So i am going to make really bright, sparkly and pretty glittery shaker card for her. I have no doubt that it will be pulled apart in minutes, but if she enjoys it for a few moments, then it is worth making. I'l post it when its done, but you may need your shades.
Supplies for the cards above are: All papers - Pink Petticoat Brads, eyelets and pin - My shop. Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Papertake Weekly challenge

Thought I would join in the fun, over at Papertake Challenge, which was this:

Snowy Days!
Hi everyone, thanks for all the great cards you've made for the challenge last week, they really are lovely!This weeks challenge is Snow! Snowy scenes, snowmen, snowflakes etc etc. Come on everyone! Let it snow!!

So this is my interpretation. First time Ive joined in and really enjoyed it. Havent made a shaker card for ages and as I wanted it to include snow somewhere, thought it would be a good opportunity to make one again. So I used a punch for the scalloped circle and used my Cricut for the others. Bit fiddley getting it into the right position, but I think it worked OK. Filled it up with glamour dust and voila!! Continued the snow scene by using liquid pearls at the bottom sprinkled again with glamour dust. Just so happened to have my favourite Pink Petticoat dotty paper to hand, (which of course is snow at night!) All papers and dinky snowman (who did get a bit too buried in the snow!)Pink Petticoat .

Anyway thanks Steph for a great challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for looking. x

Friday, 9 November 2007

DCM Challenge

Blimey! I haven't blogged all week - what a bad blogger I am. The week has just flown past. I am getting to the time of year, when I start panicking - Will I finish all the cards and scrapbooks by Christmas? Who knows, but I'll have a good go anyway!!

The DCM challenge this week was this:
Getting Corrugated...
Hi all :) This week it is Jo here to set the dare...
I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

So I made this.
Thanks to everyone last week for all the lovely comments. It is so refreshing to check your blog and find that not only have people stopped by to have a look, but they have taken the time to leave such great comments too.
Have a great weekend!!!!!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Christmas has come early!!

Well Christmas has come early in this home today!!! The Fantabulous Liz from Pink Petticoat has kindly asked me to become a creative designer. Well, I just had to say YES!!!!! I am absolutely thrilled to bits and feel so very privileged. I am really looking forward to being part of a very talented team and having fun with the lush papers created by Liz. Her designs have everything I want from paper, from bold and bright, to soft and pretty. I cannot seem to make anything without adding a bit of PP. ( as you may have noticed!!!)
Dont have anything to show tonight as I am making a number of scrapbooks, that are Christmas prezzies, so cant show them at the mo!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend...

Friday, 2 November 2007

and CUT!

So pleased, received my Cricut this morning-yippeeee!!!, but first took part the DCM challenge, which was this..

and CUT!!!
We've all loved looking at all your beribboned cards for Christmas and how you've cooked up the Little Extra Recipe. As for who's won the luscious ribbon giveaway, we're going to keep you in suspense a little longer!

This week its Tracie setting the dare and it is to make a card and CUT!
Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and hand cut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.

Oh well I'll have to play with the Cricut later.......So I hand cut the blooms, letters and scalloped strip.
Papers are Pink Petticoat (as are the templates I used for the blooms and letters)
Ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis
Brads from my shop.

Had parents evening in the week. I am so proud of Riley. His teacher said that he was very bright, really keen to learn and always puts his hand up to answer the questions. He may have to have a bit of speech therapy though, as he is getting a little lazy with his words. All in all, I left feeling really chuffed!!! As you never really know how children behave when they are not with you. He was also V.I.P today, so was very pleased with himself. I am so reassured by the fact that he skips into school each day beaming from ear to ear - long may it continue!!!!!!