Friday, 29 April 2011

Acceptable in the 80's - Little Musings

Oooo its a good job I got this done nice and early this week.

Check out Little Musings for this weeks mega cool and funky retro Digi Stamps 'Acceptable in the 80's'

Heres what I made, some little pins for Josephs corkboard.

Right I am off to watch this wedding thingy I keep hearing about!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Cutting in a Fringe - Twisted Sketches

Good morning all

I wrote this post last night and I am hoping that by now I am bouncing out of bed, running on the treadmill and being all energetic. In reality just being up and tackling some housework would be cool, I am so far behind after several days in bed that I could just cry!

My week at Twisted Sketches this week and the twist is 'paint' so pop on over to see the sketch and join in. Here is my take:

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I have arisen from my pit!

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been a poorly person :( I woke up on Thursday feeling throaty and dizzy (this is not ususal for me as I get this quite often) but it progressed.

On Sunday I had promised a friend that we would have a late lunch and a few drinks, I did not want to let her down and so I struggled through, in the end the copious amounts of wine anesthised me very well. However the last 3 days have been a complete write off and I have taken to my bed where I have watched movies on my laptop and had the whole household running around after me like the queen of sheba!

This afternoon I have felt well enough to get up and potter, which is a relief as I was quite frankly getting bored and even with the kids doing extra chores the house looks like a bomb has gone off!

As you can see I have some cards to share, I made these about 2 weeks ago but I have been waiting for my craft robo blades to arrive so I could put some finishing touches on them (namely the itty bitty butterflies


Friday, 22 April 2011


I absolutely LOVE this weeks digi-stamp set from Little Musings its so cute and whimsical, I loved playing with it and I chose to use the sweet little mailbox for a 'new home' card

I used papers from MME Stella and Rose ranges for this, I absolutley ADORE MME papers at the moment, I could (and have) seriously just sit on the sofa and flip through the pads over and over again going 'aaahhh'

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Build your own Taco

I've had such a busy and productive day (to make up for yesterday when I spent the whole day on the sofa dying from a particularily vicious hangover!). Personal best on the treadmill this morning (still no weight loss and I am now doing muscle and yoga workouts too!), then a big house clean, a load of ironing and then I purged a load of crafty supplies and re-ordered that corner of the kitchen and all this before lunch!

It did mean that I had a lovely clean desk with which to spend the afternoon scrapping! I've made a card with this weeks Little Musings which is seriously NOT to be missed this week - I will show you this on Friday so check back then.

Then I made this lo of Joe, I do feel guilty that I don't scrap him as often as Jess, but he just does not pose and primp and preen for the camera like she does so I just dont get as many good scrappable pics of him! However he has been scrapped today, using new Fancy Pants that I picked up last week.

I'm just not photographing my Layouts very well at the moment, must try harder!

Right I am off for half an hour of wii fit before I start on dinner. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Monster Maker

Here is a layout that I have been playing around with the last couple of days, just doing a bit here and there. I'll admit to getting completely stuck on this one and just sitting and staring at it for long periods of time. Anyway I can call it done now.

I've used my homemade flocked borders on this. I wish I could find a Xyron X150 at a decent price so I could make some more! I've also made a fair few cards recently but they just need some finishing touches on before I can show them, I am waiting on some craft robo blades (which I think may have got lost in the post - Pah!)

We have a completley child free weekend all the way to Monday, so we were looking forward to a lovely Sunday meet up and NO ONE is about, pah! not been out on a Sunday for ages, free pass etc and not even the old regulars whose bum has worn a pattern in the stool are out tomorrow - I am in quite the sulk! I shall have to be my own company, I am determined to enjoy myself tomorrow.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Mod Machine - Guest Designing for Little Musings

Good Morning everyone. I was lucky enough to get to guest design for Little Musings this week, I love SJ's designs they are always so fresh and funky and really easy to use! This week she designed this ultra cool Vespa set with precoloured and outlined images of Vespas and helmets (love the one with the flames)

I made this card with the outline vespa and I made some patterned paper with the outline of the helmet on repeat - I gotta admit those tiny helmets were a bugger to colour with my promarkers but I am pleased with the results!!

I also had a play with some of her other sets which SJ generously sent me. First off a bookmark for Jessica which she has been nagging me for. I used the outline from the set 'Miranda' a cute little girl sock monkey. I attached her to the bookmark by a scored line at the top of her head so that she appears to dangle over the page.

Here she is in all her bookmarky glory

Then I could not resist using on of the chicks from 'Basket of Chicks' I had this bit of hessian on my desk and this sort of made itself, a slap of paint, a cute folky heart and voilla a cute little door hanger for Jessicas door!

And finally a very simple and sweet little easter card using 'Basket of Chicks' again, I decoupaged some of the elements on this card to make the basket have an overflowing feel to it.

I so enjoyed my guest spot so I was thrilled to be asked to stay on as part of the design team proper - YAY!!! Can't wait to get to play with more of SJ's fantastic designs.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Friends are a Treasure - Twisted Sketches

As promised here is a layout in amongst all the cards!

Its my teams turn over at Twisted Sketches so pop on over to see this weeks sketch and the Design Teams fantastic layouts.

This layout is me and my old antenatal and baby bringing up friend Sophie and was taken on my hen do last May, it was so nice to catch up with her.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Hey There

I've had a busy day today and only managed to grab a bit of crafty time half an hour ago, but get me, I've made a card in that time - I am getting so much quicker.

This card was made from lots of scraps and random shapes that were all mixed up in my 'scraps' box, a bit of layering and voila! I have been busy crafting away recently for a guest spot and I can show you the projects I made for that on Friday and tomorrow I have a layout to share - I KNOW!!! A Layout, a rare breed on this blog at the moment!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Missing You

This is my entry for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge which this week is Pink and Yellow.

I have a lovely weekend planned, we are out this evening for a few drinks with friends, then tomorrow we are going shopping, we were planning to go to exeter for a bit of a change but a 1.5hr drive this weekend is probably ill advised, so it will prob be Bristol and a nice posh lunch out (I have been promised!!) Sunday we are hoping to go to a BBQ at my sisters in Bath. I hope you all have lovely weekends, the weather should be lush, its really mood lifting.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Golden Wedding

Oh I had such fun whilst photographing this card. I tend to put the card on the hall floor as we seem to get the best natural light in the hall. So there I was on my hands and knees clicking away when I saw something move out of the corner of my eye, I look around and I am SURROUNDED by bloody ants! they were everywhere! For a while the laminate flooring in our hall has been a bit loose in one spot and there is a crack in the join and thats where the little blighters were coming in from! One teeeny tiny bit of nice weather and out come the ants!

This has to be sorted before Flying Ant day as I am so scared of those! I have spent 5 mins spraying fly spray on them (it seemed to work) and stomping them, I have slippers with lots of little corpses on them now - yuck.

I decided yesterday that I couldn't face the treadmill so rather than do nothing I dragged out the wii fit and had a go at some of the muscle workouts. Now I thought my legs were fairly solid after 7 weeks of almost daily running, OMG I am so stiff today, my legs feel like jelly and even my abs ache its so bad I can't run today either - stupid wii fit!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

World Book Day

Have this layout to share today, I feel like I should have kept adding elements to this, but I was getting a bit fed up and grumpy with it so I called it finished! (the yellow is much more of an acid yellow IRL - even in nice weather conditions I still struggle to take a decent photo!)

Also I made this card yesterday - still loving the new promarkers, sitting and colouring is very theraputic and relaxing.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Passion for Promarkers

I thought I would have a go at the weekly Passion for Promarkers challenge this week for the first time. The theme was bugs and here is my entry

Bit of stitching and doodling on this also. I only saw the challenge this afternoon and it finishes tomorrow am so this was a super quick card for me!

Its a bit of a madhouse here at the moment, Jessica has a solo in assembly tomorrow to show off her performing arts classes, so we have 'tomorrow' from the musical Annie, over and over and over - bless her!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Weekend Crafting

Since I took a bit of a break from the 'social' scene at weekends, I have enjoyed having a bit of time (and a clear head) to fit in a spot of crafting. I've found I won't implode with a poof of air if I don't get out and about! I've spent a happy couple of hours slowly making a LO for Twisted Sketches.

But today I have a couple of cards to show you - I know it all seems like cards at the moment, but my true love is still scrapping I promise! :)

First off this one that I was asked to make for someones 65th

And then this one for Jasons mum for mothers day.

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Hair

Look how much its grown since my wedding 10 months ago, I do sleep on pillows of fertiliser though! Its been a bit limp and flat lately and I fanicied a change without a, going to the hairdressers, and b, cutting the length.

So I cut in a fringe this morning, it looks a bit sparse in this pic, but its quite a full fringe and I rather like it! The photo is B&W cos my face is still beetroot from my run! :)

And yes I am aware that I look about 12!
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