Sunday, 30 January 2011

Been playing around with my new stamps that turned up yesterday, and having a try at the beautiful new cards that are popping up everywhere.. saw so many of them at Sandown.. they were stunning!  A bit of a culture shock for me though, as I tend to be quite neat and symmetrical with cards, so this style was a step out of my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed it... Have to go shopping, but will be making more when I get back!

Anyway.. I was so pleased with it.. I have decided to enter it into the CD Sunday Blog Challenge... this weeks theme is Love is in the air.....  thought this image fitted the title....

The stamp used is from Lily of the Valley, and for the CD element I have taken the backing paper from one of my CD's, Simply Strolling...  Hope you like it! xxx

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Parchment Day

Had a wonderful day yesterday at The Sandown Show.  I was helping on the Parchment stand and chatted to sooo many wonderful people.. some were Parchers, some have tried in the past (and will hopefully try again) some were just starting...   had a wonderful time chatting and chatting and chatting...
Managed to get some Parchment done, but not very much, too busy to concentrate for long, so left the complicated grid work alone, and played with rubber stamps and pencils instead!

Did a bit of shopping too (he he he)  so off to play with my new stamps and pencils and see what else I can come up with!

update... one of my new stamps... a Belles n Whistles from J and C Crafts and a Pergamano circle pattern grid... and my scrummy collection of pencils!  :-)

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Blatent Plug....

For an absolutely fabulous E Bay shop!

I have just received my third order from this lady, her prices are very good... most of her goods are p&p free, and the speed she ships is brilliant....  so I would like to make a blatant plug and tell you all to go and have a look....  I will be going back for my fourth order very soon I am sure !!


Have fun!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Must stop...

Blog Hopping....  I think I am addicted! LOL  Sitting here with my coffee.. blog to blog to blog... am in awe of some of the crafting skills and talent that is out there.. WOW...

Right.. Must be strong.. got things to do.... No More Blogging (till the next coffee break anyway! LOL)

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Blog hopping....

Just done my first Blog Hop....  and it was a great one too.. loads of inspiration to be found, spent ages following links and opening tab after tab after tab to see them all....  I feel this Blog Hop lark could be a serious time user! LOL  Thank goodness for coffee breaks... think I will be having a few of them now to keep hopping and getting more and more inspiration.. some seriously talented people out there!

Anyway.. the Blog I hopped was.....  Crafters Companion Appley Dapplys Blog Hop

Have fun!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

How is it the weekend again... they are coming round so fast!!

Decided to have a messy day today, I have bought a couple of magazines recently and have loads of inspiration to dig out my stamps and do some stamping.. got a couple of new ones too, and I wanna play!  So inks and all sorts coming out today, haven't stamped in ages, (apart from my feet! ;-) ) so really looking forward to it!  Hopefully I will produce something worth keeping out of the bin!

Oh.. and this is the Parchment piece I did last week.. Very Very proud of me... it is one of a set of four, and I think I am looking forward to the other three, but we had a lot of tantrums and Filed-in-the-bin episodes with this one.  The pattern is by Kanny Sukseree, and is available from Centagraph, I recommend it if you have a high stress threshold!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Hello.. just to let you know I am still here.... LOL
No updates on any crafting stuff at the moment, mainly because I have temporarily misplaced the bits I was working on!  I bought a smashing new craft cupboard, and in the humongous sort out of the house to get it in, I am still not sure where I put everything.. work in progress being one of the folders I have put in a Very Safe Place!!!
As soon as I find them... will show you how they are coming along.... meanwhile, I know where my computer is.. so back to work!
hugs. xxxx