Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Colour challenge on SCS

On SCS there was a colour combo challenge I cannot remember the number but the colours were Groovy Guava and Soft Sky.

I dont have soft sky but had Blue Bayou and I thought they kinda went together so off I went......hee hee

When SU come to the UK I will be looking forward to joining in more of these colour combo challenges as I think they are great !!!

The background stamp was awkward to ink up per say , so I used my brayer to do it and it worked out ok.

What do YOU think ??

Until then...

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60th Birthday Card

I was asked by a friend to make a 60th Birthday card for her hubby. His fave colour is green, and he is into gardening/allotments.
What do you think ??
I was pleased with this card.
I used a card template for the background and sponged Versamagic Hint of Pesto over the template.
Until then...
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New Camera

Woo Hoo we have a new camera !!!
It appears easier to use than the last one which took me several times of Simon teaching me to remember how to upload the pics.
This one is much better.
Now I need to make some cards to show you all.
Until then
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Sunday, 26 August 2007

Anne's card for Janette's Challenge

Hi Everyone,
This is a card that my friend Anne made for my challenge.
She didnt realise that it wasnt an open challenge BUT its great to see other people's ideas with a set layout.
Like Beate does with her challenges so I may start doing the same....
Thanks Anne
Until then
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Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Warmer wednesday !!!

Hi All,
Sad news the digi camera is broken.....well it still takes piccies but there is no sound for the shutter or video playback so it needs to be looked at as its only 5 months old.
So its gone back to manufacturer :( so no pics on blog for now.....UNLESS......I can work out to use my NEW PINK has a 3.2 million pixel camera and software to upload the pics.....will have to read the manual LOL.....

BUT for now I am off to castlepoint shopping center to look for a dress for Laura's wedding.
My darling other half has said he will treat me to a new dress isnt he a him to bits !!!

Will sign off now just been chatting to Jenny ( stamping moments ) for about 30 mins AND I will be seeing her and the other Addicted Ladies tonight...cant them all as well :)
Until then...
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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Jenny's card for Janette's Challenge

Happy Tuesday evening to you all.

This is Jenny's card for My challenge that I set for the addicted ladies back in June.

Earlier in my blog are mine and Mary's versions....Sharon's will be shown once she has made it LOL......she has been having her garage converted to a stamp room !!!

The addicted ladies are all meeting again tomorrow night.....more chat and stamping cant beat it LOL

Until then...

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Hi Ho Hi Ho...its off to work I go..!!

Hi All,
Well I have to go to work now 12 1/2 long day shift !!
Made this last night but had switched PC off before I
uploaded it !!
I used bazzill trio pack of CS and papermania papers.
2 sizes of Oval scallop punch. Polka dots stamp set and a crystal.
This was a super easy card to make.
Until then...
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Monday, 20 August 2007

Miserable Monday !!

Hi Everyone,
Wet and windy here :(
Went to get eyes tested and parted with £300+ for Tony's new glasses.

I found some lovely frames so when my test is due thats what I'll be having if I need new ones :)

Bought Tony's suit for his daughter Laura's wedding, lovley charcoal pinstripe one with a paisley tie....he looks very smart and his new glasses are charcoal frames too..!!

Thanks for the comments for the challenge card, I have decided that I am going to do them each week and step out of my comfort zone and use goodies that I have had for ages to complete the challenge., keep checking Beate does them on a Friday !!!
Also SCS have lots of challenges going on......great now that my room is sorted and I know where my stuff is I am going to try new techniques and such and generally have lots of *ME* time once Simon goes back to 6th form next month.

His GCSE results are out on Thursday (biting nails here ) well me I am not him....he says
if I dont go to the school then they post them to you !!! He's not bothered by the results being imminent which considering he was ill through them all is surprising but he has a place at 6th form regardless and in his words "I can always re-sit them to get better grades"....oh well...!!
The youth of today eh.....
Until then
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Sunday, 19 August 2007

Beate's Weekend Challenge # 15

Hi Everyone,
I decided to try beate's challenge
What do you think.
My friend Mary will be pleased..LOL.!!
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Thursday, 16 August 2007

Swap Card just made

Hi Everyone,
This is a card I have just made for a swap where you had to use a *cuttlebug element* on your card.
I decided to make a flower and was initially going to do petals but I couldnt get it quite right so I went fo rthe middle of the flower instead.
I have used stickles over the swirls and the letters are Wingo Zingo Sizzlit die that I bought at newbury this year....YEAH....I used something that I bought......
Signing off now
Until then
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My first Bella Cards

Well as mentioned in earlier post here are the Bella cards I made to give to *The Addicted Ladies* :)
Essentially the same card but in different colourways.
I used the cuttlebug retro squares embossing folder for the background.Prima flowers and crystals and brads and of course RIBBON...I had to break into my lovely wound ribbon cards...
I only have 2 plate holders to display the cards on and I sort of propped up the turq one but just as I took the picture it slipped LOL and I didnt have time to retake it as I had to leave to meet *The Ladies* !!!
All for now
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My addiction satisfied

Well just got back from meeting with *The Addicted Ladies*...what a blast we had. I gave all the girls a card each in honour of getting back together 'cos I missed them !! Will post what I made tomorrow...

We nattered and chattered and showed and shared got caught up with what we had been doing since we last met and laughed and laughed some more. We made some lovely double slider cards, Jennys has pics on her to the left....or SCS has a tutorial for also to the left.

We rummaged through Jenny's drawers and had a look at how she stores her treasures. Came up with some new ideas for storing things between us guess what I'll be doing soon like tomorrow !!!......sorting my 12 x 12 papers....hee hee

Its my last days holiday tomorrow :( I have been lucky and had 24 days off from work, then back to 12 1/2 hr long day shifts.

Well off to bed for me....
Until then
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Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Towel rail for......PUNCHES..!!

The small rail at the top is Tesco's utensil rail from the kitchen section.
The bigger punches are on the towel rail from only
cost £1.49 and is PERFECT.
Catch you later...
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Happy Mistake !!

Hi All
Well this is the unit that the drawers fell out of !!
It fits my marvy punches perfect.
My SU ones are now on the towel rail...pic in a
Off to satisfy my addiction soon.......LOL
Until then
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Wet Wednesday

Hi Everyone,
Well last week it was Windy Wednesday and this week it is Wet Wednesday....WHAT is happening with our weather...good job Simon is working and doing lots of overtime so he doesnt have time to worry about what to do this summer holiday !!!

Well I was moving some bits in my room ( AGAIN ) I know...!!!! and I tripped a little and the drawers fell out of my Ikea unit and one of them sort of broke BUT the beauty of that is it left me with the shell of the unit and I thought WHAT could I use this for ....hmmmm...... as it had 2 drawers.....I will post a pic later to show what I used it for...needless to say a few other of my Ikea units are now drawerless too hee hee

What are we like us crafters....I swear I spend more time moving and changing things and then standing and staring and talking to myself than I do stamping...!!
Does that sound familiar to anyone....I hope so otherwise the next knock at the door will be the men in white coats hee hee....

OK the Addicted Ladies are getting together tonight for some fun and frolics...we always have a great laugh when we natter and stamp and chatter and share and enable each other to buy things.....LOL.....

Jenny is going to show us a double slider card.......cant wait check her blog link to the left.....
I made a single slider about 8 years ago in a stamp show in London but the double one well WOW and double WOW........
Until then...
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Sunday, 12 August 2007

Tool Table

Well I now have a tool table.....have always wanted one of them !!!
This little table is what I used to stamp on before I re-organised.
I didnt think I would have a use for it BUT its perfect for my Big Shot and Rotatrim and the desk is on wheels so I can move it around the room to bring it closer to use or out of the way to get to the drawers behind it.
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Saturday, 11 August 2007

Marys card for Janettes challenge

This was Marys card for my challenge.
White and blue CS, cuttlebug embossing folder
Stickles glitter glue
Reindeer stamps and printed ribbon.
Will show thew others when I get them
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Janette's Card for the challenge

This was my card for my challenge.
I used Rose red and So Saffron CS and inks
SU Happy Harmony stamp set.
Plain and scalloped square punch.
Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Until then...
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Janette's sketch challenge for June 07

As promised this was my sketch challenge to
"The Addicted Ladies" back in June.
I got the layout from SCS I think it challenge
number 84.
I only have mine and Marys cards at the moment
so when I get Jenny's and Sharons I will upload them too.
Until then...
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Friday, 10 August 2007

Both in the pool

Well as you can see Leo loves the water too !! Every time we are in there he wants to be in there too.
Looks like another gorgeous day today so enjoy the weather everyone, hope you get to spend some time in the sunshine.
Until then...
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Progress report !!

This is the unit in process of being painted, made use of lovely weather outside yesterday :)
Just hope it all fits in now LOL
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Close up of Ink pads

OK the unit has 7 sections and each section will hold 7 ink pads, it was measured this way to maximise the use of the MDF sheet, much to the B+Q guys amusement !!
The top part has 2 sections and will have a rod through the middle for ribbon reels. Just need to find an easy way to attach the rod to lift on and off if adding reels. Probably will use the net curtain self adhesive hooks...hmmm....


Well ok you checked back to see the finished it is....

Hope you like it ???

I have looked at SO SO many ink pad storage items, loads in USA and none

here in the UK that would do what I wanted so I thought

*Blow it* I'll make my own, how hard could it be !!!!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Sunny Silver Thursday

Hi All,

Its very sunny here today so I thought I would paint my *IT* creation....LOL

I put it together yesterday and have painted it today so hopefully I can start to fill it tomorrow
tune in to find out.

I am now going to have some lunch then go cool off in the pool
Until then...
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Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Windy Wednesday !!

Its very windy here today and nothing to do with what I ate for tea last night !!!
This is what I picked up from B+Q the other day. A sheet of MDF cut into various sizes to make........ah ha....that would be telling.....tune in again in a coupe of days and hopefully *IT* will be made and I will share with you all......
I still have to unpack my new goodies from Ikea and the range and so until then I cannot make another room is a mess again hee hee....
Until then...
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Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Tuesday...homeward bound..!!

Hi All

Well its another lovely sunny day today here in Wales....gonna be hot hot hot driving home....oh well at least I can get into my lovely pool see earlier in my blog and chill out when I do get back.
It takes about 2 hours 15 mins to get from Newport to Poole its roughly about 105 miles door to door but the roads are B-A-D......between Bristol and Poole....windy and countrified.

Oh well off to have some breakfast sitting in the sun on the patio.....until later...
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Monday, 6 August 2007

Sunny Wales

Hi Everyone,

The weather here has been gorgeous. Hot and sunny, and we ( sister and I ) have shopped till we dropped LOL !!!!

We have been to Next got some bargains 4 tops for 3 pound each and a lovely lovely dress for 9 pound then we went to M&S and I got a bikini top for 2 bottoms for 1 sarong for 1.50 and flip flops for 1.50

Got some nice paper from The Range the new dovecraft collection....and then IKEA.....OMG......I have "totally" re-organised my craft room with Ikea ideas LOL.....well in my head anyways hee hee.....they have some FAB ideas for storage check out the bathroom range they do a hutch system with lots of shelves not too deep and the containers that go on them are just brilliant....I love them all and of course I want them all too..!!!!!

Well back at my mums now and having pizza for tea then will be playing games on the WII with the rest of the family.

Back to Poole tomorrow...and hopefully back to making cards once I have unpacked my new purchases ......
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Saturday, 4 August 2007

Off to Wales

Hi Everyone.......

Well I am off for a few days may pop in with chit chat but sadly no cards whilst away.

Here is another birthday card I made the other day when I made my 5 cards in one sitting LOL

Now be good while I am away......bye for now

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Friday, 3 August 2007

Look what Tony bought !!

A new pool, our last one had a hole !!! probably caused by Leo the border terrorist jumping in and out......
This one is a 10' round one and is higher than the other so he cant jump in and out.
So I had to try it out and I love it !!!
I was searching online and found a floating duck drinks holder that I was going to order until I saw that it was £20.......
Summer is here, summer is here :)
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Cuttlebug background swap card.

This is a card made for the yahoo group I belong to.
Its a Cuttlebug Background Bloom Dots.
Stamps are Delight in Life and I used versamagic pretty petunia
and fabrico purple ink.
AND AND AND I dug in and used some ribbon...LOL....
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My sisters birthday card

This is one of the cards I made yesterday, its for my sisters here's hoping she doesn't check this blog before tomorrow LOL.....sorry Julie if you do....oh well you will still have a surprise with all your goodies to open.....
The flowers are hero arts and the *sister* stamp is from Impression Obsession.
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Thursday, 2 August 2007

My room chit chat

Well guys....I LOVE my new tool table, my desk, I even have space for a jewellery/scrapbook table I LOVE IT and am so so lucky.I have been making cards this evening 5 in total...ready to show the next couple of days....and I wanted to put ribbon on them.....whats the problem I hear you say...I have loads of ribbon I hear you say...I know that you've seen it earlier on the blog LOL.......well BEFORE the winding I would make a card and decide say gingham ribbon for this card and off I went.......NOW....the card is say lilac and I go to the lilac and purple cards and WOAH......I have SO much lilac and purple ribbon all together.... spotty,stripey,stitched,plain,grosgrain,shiny,organza, OH NO what to choose......and I couldnt LOL so I cannot finish them until tomorrow....hee hee....too much choice.
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My gift bag

This is the bag I made for a friends birthday, her fave colours are pink and green.The idea came from Jenny click that link to see her tutorial. She made me one of these for my birthday last now I feel special !!
I used pink CS colorbox pink and olive inks.I made the tag by swiping the ink pad on white cs so that it matched the stamped image perfectly then punched out with tag punch. I did the same with the tiny flower in the middle of the prima flower.I added a gem to the flower. I put WHSmith shreds inside with the gifties :) Go on make one its real easy to do.
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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Janette's card for the challenge

This is the card that I made for Jenny's challenge.I used white, rose red and so saffron card, oval and circle punches,cuttlebug dies, the tiny flowers were made using fiskars hand held flower punch, they fit the scallops perfectly.
Tomorrow I will show my challenge...
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Mary's card for the challenge

This was Mary's card for Jenny's challenge

Jenny's card for the challenge

This was the card that Jenny made for her challenge.
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Jenny's challenge

This was the sketch challenge that Jenny set June 2007 for us *addicted ladies*.

Don't know where the sketch came from..??

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August 1st 2007

Wow where did all this year go ??
It looks like another lovely day today.
Later I will be posting some cards made by
The Addicted Ladies I stamp with !!!!
We set each other layout challenges.....
Do drop in to see.....
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