Sunday, 30 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
...Thank you Cathy!
The award has a lovely sentiment behind it, which is:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger’s who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I've used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps ('Birthday Dog'), papers by Dovecraft ('Birthdays' pack) & Papermania ('Sweet Nothings'), and the lettering was cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet.
I know she won't really appreciate it, but she'll like chewing up the empty envelope! lol
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
She's very generously put together a collection of Copic markers, a gorgeous 12x12 paper pad by K&Co, a pack of the matching Grand Adhesions, and a couple of cute new Christmas Sugar Nellie stamps. The draw will be at 5pm on Wednesday November 26th...so what are you waiting for...go and check out her wonderful blog now...
Monday, 17 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Even though there are some fantastic Christmas goodies up for grabs this week I decided to use this week's Sketch Saturday sketch for a non-Christmas card...I seem to be having Christmas overload at the moment, what with all the cards I've been making, and the music I've been rehearsing with the kids for various Christmas concerts! lol
Using the One Stop Craft Challenge theme of 'Pretty Petals' for my card, I chose 'Rainin' Daisies' by Penny Black as my main image, with floral paper by Basic Grey (from the 'Sugared' collection) and a couple of Prima flowers. The other background panels were embossed using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'D'Vine Swirls' folders. The sentiment is from a set by Studio G.
The sketch this week over at Papertake weekly is another fab one by Dawny. I've combined it with the 'Monochromatic' theme of this week's Penny Black Challenge. I decided to use my 'Snowy' stamp, and various shades of blue - although I did have to use red to colour his nose! As I couldn't find any suitable papers, I've used the Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' embossing folders for the background. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Three Bugs in a Rug.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Wow - feast your eyes on this scrummy blog candy! Fran is celebrating 55,000 hits and her first blogoversary and has put together this candy to give away to one lucky blogger. It closes at midnight on Sunday 16th November, so go check it out...
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
The rule is, that I must pass this award on to 7 people...not easy to choose, as there are so many blogs I love to visit...although lots of you obviously love them too, as most of my favourites already have this award! My nominees are: Sharon, Lyndsey, Tracie, Katy, Kim, Kerry and Shary.
Things I love:
2. Blog-hopping and gaining inspiration from all of your wonderful blogs
3. Cooking (especially baking...)
4. Eating (when once you've gone to all the trouble of baking...it would be rude not to!)
Things I hate:
1. Wet and windy weather (that's why I'm indoors now!)
2. Lateness (why can't people be on time???)
3. Selfishness (it doesn't cost anyone to be considerate of others...)
4. Ice cream (I know, I know...)
5. Not having enough time to craft!
Music on my ipod (there's over 1500 songs, but these have had the most playings):
1. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
2. James Morrison - Under the Influence
3. Foo Fighters - Home
4. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
5. Greenday - When September Ends
Favourite Food & Drink (now this was tough to choose!):
1. Chocolate Brownies (yum!)
2. Veggie Curry (Indian or Thai)
3. Red Wine
4. Fruit (of any kind...just can't get enough!)
5. Freshly baked bread
Right, now I have to tag 5 people...I'm choosing: Cathy, Tracie, Natalie, Pauline and Jo - sorry girls!