Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Just the one!

Apologies for lack of posts, can't seem to get back in the swing of things since our hols and definitely come back down to earth with a bump this week - on a real post holiday downer!!!
I so wish I was back there, tan is fading fast and I've started to go all scaly and peely - why is this I've moisturised enough I'm like a slippery eel!!!!
Hey ho - enough of the moans it won't get me anywhere!!
How's you??
Nice to see a bit of sunshine for a change don't you agree?
Well my card was made for no particular reason other than I wanted to stamp my new Alota cupcake stand, isn't it cool, unfortunately the glitter on the cupcake cases doesn't show but they sparkle a treat and each are topped with a lovely pink gem!!
The pink backing is pearlised and thankfully didn't reflect in the camera I thought it might be tricky to photograph, I do like this colour combo together.
I will be entering my card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is Just the One so I think that will account for the 1 ribbon I have used, lets face it I can't speak for the oodles of cupcakes on that stand!!!
Well I may not have been busy cardmaking but I have been putting Kling on to the backs of my new Elzybells stamps (gawd blimey guv there were a few!!!)
Hopefully I will get some time to use them soon.
hope you are all well and if the sun isn't shining for you go hide out in your craft room!!!
Toodle pop!

Friday, 20 August 2010


Hullo, Hullo,
Wow what a fab couple of weeks I have had, sunshine was glorious (bit too hot!)and our hotel had it all, entertainment, food, beautiful beach and great company - just perfect!!
The rain only arrived the last couple of days and that was early evening while we were getting ready so did not hinder us at all.
Must say though I felt blooming cold when I got back here but was pleased that weather was good for drying the never ending bundles of washing - oh my goodness I really did feel like Widow Twanky!!
Please tell me I'm not the only one who takes far too many clothes - just incase, incase of what? just incase the rest of the holiday makers lose their suitcases so I can clothe everyone in sight including the hotel down the road!!!
Every year I come back with almost a suitcase full of clothes that haven't been touched - when will I ever learn!!!
Well in amongst the endless washing I did sneak in a card today as obviously I had serious withdrawal symptoms and was itching to play.
I have used one of the many lovely LOTV stamps isn't she gorgeous!!
I will be entering my card into their challenge this week as they have a fab sketch and some super cards made with their new cute christmas stamps.
I will also enter it into
My time to craft - glitter and glitz
Creative card crew - sparkle and shine
Totally papercrafts challenge - Summer fun
Hopefully service should resume to normal soon and I hope to catch up with all your wonderful creations I have missed.
Lovely to be back and to all who wished me a lovely holiday - THANKYOU!!

Toodle pop!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Ole Ole it's a holi holi day!!!!

Hullo, Hullo,
This could possibly be my last post for a couple of weeks as we are off on our hols to sunny Cuba, well I say sunny, don't laugh but we checked the weather and it does forecast some thundery showers !!! How very dare they do they not know I am coming for a tan and cocktails!!!!!
Not all of us are going as the eldest " doesn't do family" holidays anymore, oh no he will be off on his second jaunt of the year just after us, still he does have my parents staying at ours to keep an eye on things.
Not that I don't trust a 19 year old who leaves the oven on, leaves front doors wide open when going out, feels sick when cat food is opened and not too keen on lizards, no not too worried at all about leaving him on his own just didn't fancy coming back to starved animals and clearing up after wild parties!!! lol x
His not that bad really...............his worse - only joking!!!
Well enough of my waffle I have 20,000 things to do today not to mention wait in for a bike and fishing stuff to be delivered - doh!!
On to my card........
This is the other card I made for Reece's birthday, so difficult making for a teenager!!! but imagine my delight when I had a quick scout around and it actually fits into more that a couple of challenges - whoop!whoop!
A different angle just to prove it has been distressed I think I'm getting a little better at this but only seem to make boy cards when I do it!!
I have used some old Basic Grey papers and distressed the edges and inked to make them look rugged, think I have achieved the "look", added a couple of woodware brads (a must for those male cards) and a few staples thrown in too!!
I am loving this Martha Stewart punch Happy Birthday Deep Edger, everyone and their dog seem to be buying it at work at the moment so I guessed there must be something pretty darn good that someone has used it for so had better jump on the band wagon before it gets retired!!!
I will be entering my card into
Cupcake Craft challenge - Distressing (Have you seen my shiny new badge i got top 5 this week)
Paper play - anything goes ( my second project for this week - compulsory)
Secret crafter - hot wheels
Well that's it from me folks I need to get my finger out and get organized but will probably end up running around like a headless chicken and achieve diddly squit as I am so excited, soooooooooooooo excited!!!
Toodle pop!!
missing you already xxxxxxxxxxx mwahxx
hope you too enjoy your summer holidaysx