Wednesday 28 November 2012

Princess Pia

Good morning bloggers. Firstly I have to say thank you to my niece who helped me finish my card. I am not sure what I have done but I have a really painful shoulder at the moment!. I was half way through my Diva's DT card and had almost decide that I could not finish it because of the pain but my 7 year old niece came to the rescue in the form of manning the cuttlebug and generally helping out so thank you very much Amelia.

Now onto today's Diva by Design challenge. This weeks theme is Glitter and Sparkle sponsored by Kenny K. We have generously  been given some images to play with and I chose Princess Pia.

As you can see from my card I got a bit carried away with the purple hair and the glitter!!!!!!!!!!!

The image is coloured using Copics and lashings of stickles. The papers are DCWV called Chateau Lavender which I bought from the Glitter pot a few months ago. I have matted my paper onto some silver mirri board for added sparkle (as if I needed any more!) Amelia kindly cut my frame using nesties and also the boarder by memory box. The sentiment is Craftwork cards and the flower is cut at 2 inches on my Cricut. The pink and lavender pearls are form my stash as is the black ribbon.

Friday 23 November 2012

Christmas Tilda

Well thank heaven its Friday because I am definitely in need of a lay in!!!!! Friday also means another fabby challenge at Stampin for the weekend. Our theme this time is Texture. Just add something with texture to your card recipe and enter our challenge.  Our sponsor this time is in2stamps.

 For my DT card I have used a Magnolia Christmas stamp from the 2010 collection I think. I have coloured her using my Copic's. The gorgeous quirky Christmas tree die I bought from the Glitter pot at the weekend. I dont think that you can tell from the photography but there is quite a lot of depth to this card. I have used foam pads under each layer. The lace and ribbon are from my stash of bits and bobs.
Card Recipe
white card stock for the base
Magnolia Christmas papers
The embossed frame is from craftwork cards
Die cut Christmas trees cut using a  Doohickey
Magnolia Christmas tree stamp
Not sure what Tilda is called
Magnolia north pole stamp
ribbon and lace from stash 

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Monday 12 November 2012

Internet down all weekend

Hi Every one. I have been trying to catch up with some of blogging this afternoon. I have had to go all weekend without internet. It started playing up last week then Friday night nothing. I thought not to worry it will be back up by the morning. How wrong was I. We called BT Saturday afternoon and had to run through the endless checks still nothing. BT inform my husband they can't come out over the weekend it will have to wait until Monday. Ok I can live with that.....I didn't bank on a discontented 12 year old son who refuses to believe  that life can go on without internet!!!!!!! Every half an hour on Sunday are you sure the internet is down, you get the picture. Well todays appointment was any time from 8am till 4pm.  I have to go to work so I left my 22 year old daughter in charge. Much moaning this is my day off and she finally agrees.
My daughter rings me at work and says that here is a whole fleet of BT vans outside. Apparently the whole street is now down!.
The engineer checked my modem and the cabling nothing wrong he decides to go outside to look at the box in the street and thinks that the problem is the fiber optic card ( I have no idea what this is) he informs his boss no it cant possibly be the card check something else. My daughter tells me the engineer has checked every thing and is getting the right hump because he is 100% it is the fiber optic card. It turns out that it is the card so many hours of tinkering could have been avoided. What about the neighbors connect I hear you ask well BT has this policy that they have to check every thing they possibly can before they admit it is the software card issue and even though my engineer had uncovered the problem every other BT engineer that turned up to the neighbors today still had to go though the check list.

Sorry about the rambling. I will slowly make my way round to catch up, so if I haven't visited it nothing personal.

I shall leave you with a pick of a piece of jewellery I was commissioned to make  a while ago. It's make from 10mm banded agate and 99% pure Thai silver. I havent make jewellery for awhile I many have to get my tools out.

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Friday 9 November 2012

DT for Stampin for the Weekend

Well where did the last two weeks go? They seem to have flown by meaning that it is time for another challenge over at stampin for the weekend. Our theme this time is all stitched up, faux or real the decision is yours.
We are very lucky this week to have 2 lovely sponsors... Lily of the Valley and Simon says Stamp

For my DT card I have used an oh so cute image by Lili of the Valley called a Christmas bear present. The paper s are First edition. The Christmas sentiment is by Wild Rose Studios. The chipboard snow flakes I bought from the Craft Barn last year. I have coloured my image using Copic's and embellished with a little stickles and some machine stitching. My shaped card was cut using a Cricut.

Inside the card I have created a little pocked and stamped out Christmas recipe cards by Lili of the Valley.

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Wednesday 7 November 2012

Jelly Pip

Good morning, wasn't yesterday cold! I am sure that on the way home from work I felt snow......

Right onto the real reason that that I am here this morning, It's time for a new challenge over at Diva's  by Design and this time we want to see something CUTE. Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Joanna Sheen. 

For my DT card I have inked up a stamp that I have had for while now but have never taken her out of the draw! (Thats really bad isn't it?) Her name is Jelly Pip by Sugar Nellie. I have teamed her up with some of my last sheets of Portobello road by paper mania. I have really enjoyed using these papers and when I bought them it was..... I like then what can I use then with?#

The card base is by Craftwork cards. I have zig zag stitched around the edge to give another dimension and of course I just had to use one of my new favorite flowers made with my Cricut. The frames have been cut using Nesties and the image coloured with Copic's. The lace and ribbon are from my ever growing stash

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Jewellery making, creativity and a whole lot of rambling.................

So its been quite some time since I posted anything here and although I still love card making I haven't made anything for about 3 years...