Monday, 22 August 2011

Happy Monday!

I am up very early this morning as our puppy decided he needed company earlier than usual today but although I would love to moan, the sun is shining, he is sitting beautifully at my feet and I can actually get onto a computer without being shifted off!

Now apologies to my other Fab'n'Funky DT chums but my scheduled post didn't work and I have to say, I couldn't really be bothered to figure it out! Mr Blogger and I are at times at logger heads and I have now come to realise that it is him and not me at fault!!!

The theme this week was "All stitched Up" and your project had to be sewing inspired or have sewing on it. I used a fab image from this weeks sponsor, Pink Petticoat which spurred me on to make 3 cards . . . all looking similar but not quite  . . .

Images: Pink Petticoat "Material Girl"
Papers: Pink Petticoat "Perfect Papers"
buttons and lace from stash

Right off to have a shower, get dressed and walk the dog (while the sun is still out).


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Stamptacular Sunday!

WOW the week has flown by and lots going on here! The new router is working (although have to say the last new one should of done so too), I've had A'level gate with lots of tantrums, bad moods and atmosphere and finally, off to "Welsh Wales" as my brother calls it to see my younger sister . . . to get away from the latter!!!

This week’s challenge over at Stamptacular is going to be so much fun! We can’t wait to see what you create!This week's challenge is called…
For this weeks challenge you will create a card or a project that has the color “A”pricot, (shades of orange/peach), “B”ling, and “C”ute “C”ritter (animals or bugs) on it! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) August 27th, 2011 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by: The Paper Shelter

Well the colour side of things wasn't hard but as for the "Critters" thing, I don't have many animal stamps or even digi images so after a good rummage around my stamp collections I found this neglected set of stamps from "Technique Tuesday" which haven't been inked for ages and ages and ages!

Paper: MME Wild Asparagus
Stamps: Zoology by Technique Tuesday
Flourishes: Marianne Creatable
Gems from stash
Coloured with Promarkers

A bit of an OTT card really but it was great fun to make and colour. Not sure who I'd give it to though . . . !

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Bingo themed. I have chosen the diagonal line of square card, die cuts & 2 or more papers.

Gotta dash as loads to do today and time is already running out. Apologies for not leaving comments recently; I have visited but can't get enough time to do both visit and comment. Tonight is my night of uninterrupted blogging as all the lads are out at the cinema . . . bliss!


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Stamptacular Sunday!

 Edited to add: our new router has blown up and we were without internet again! After visiting the shop and explaining as politely as possible the problem, we no have a new singing and dancing router at their expense!

Phew, what a few hectic weeks I've had and way too much time spent in my car !!! Unfortunately my uncle died after a vey short illness (4 weeks) but thankfully he didn't suffer and the funeral was a fit sending off for him.

Because of the latter and the speed I had to travel to Ireland . . . funerals normally occur within 2 days of passing . . . I didn't post last weeks DT card for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (which I had made). So before I get onto this weeks challenge, here is last weeks card which was based around a photo for our inspiration:

Stamps: Elzybells
Bias ribon & gems from stash

Now this weeks challenge over at Stampatacular is called "Fancy Folds"

Papers: Prima
Rub-on stickers: Bearly Mine
Stamps: Serendipity, dandelion clock
Ribbon and lace from stash

I covered my stepper card base with a softer paper from the same Prima pad. I then stamped the dandelion clock image onto a second paper from the same pad and inked the edges. Using a sheet of Bearly Mine rub-on stickers, (which I found in a plastic wallet in a cupboard . . .  not sure why I put them there!), I decorted different panels to fit on my stepper card. Finished with some lace and ribbon and a quick, easy card to make. I must now raid my sticker collections to see what I have as I thoroughly enjoyed making this card as it was out of the norm for me as not normally a sticker person!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Fancy Folds
Glitter Geeks - photo inspiration
Use It Tuesday - Indian summer


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sorry but . .

can't join in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week as am winging my way to Ireland to attend a funeral. Will definitely be back next week but please do join the rest of the DT and this weeks challenge,


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