Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Circle circus - MTTC DT

Morning all, hey 2nd day of warm weather and gorgeous sunshine, I was able to get some much needed sunshine through the open window yesterday for a couple of hours, hope to get some more this afternoon, fresh air and sunshine oh so lovely.  Now I just need to get rid of the invisible people sticking knives and twisting them in my ears, throat and chest, my goodness it's so painful and hurts so to breath, always amazes me how it can be so painful with all the daily pain meds I have to take anyway !!

I'm not quite sure why but I seem to have gained quite a few followers this week in the matter of a couple of days, very odd, but I welcome you and thank you so much for choosing to follow my little blog, just hope I don't bore you too much, I always welcome comments and constructive critiscm, like a lot of crafters I'm always full of self doubt about my work, often lack creative mojo.

Well it's time for another challenge over at My Time To Craft we would love to see your creations and some circles.  My imgage and Bp's are all from the Humphrey Collection at Crafters Companion, I used nesties to cut my circles, edged my main paper with color box chalk ink and finished off with card candi.  Hope to see your creation on the MTTC blog.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Recycled - CD Sunday DT

Hi all, what a week, I've been in a lot more pain than the usual level, and really locked up joints, so I haven't done an much at all apart from some reading, luckily I've had my OH doing a bit more massaging than usual on my back/neck/shoulders and legs, so it's lifted a little, almost back to my normal level, ah well these things are sent to try us, must try and catch up on some commenting next.

Anyway enough of my boring stuff, this week we are looking for some recycling over at CD Sunday, instead of the usual card I decided to finish off some of my craft pots, not very exciting or blinged up i'm afraid more for practicality than pretty, i've used various papers from MCS Cd's and recoloured them in purple of course so they all matched colourwise, I also used some fabric and paper ribbons and MS punched borders.  The pots/boxes are from Bisto, hot choc, cadburys mini eggs, sweetcorn tin, and some plastic containers that had lost their lids.

Whilst I was showing those, I thought I would show you my alchohol pen storage, that my OH made for me  recently using plastic piping and some tongue and groove wood we had left over from another project.
Lastly for today, I emailed into C & C for the first time today when Joanna Sheen was on with her House Mouse Saturday program this afternoon and attached piccy's of my latest two HMD cards and I had it read out and my piccy's shown, quite a weird feeling seeing two things I've made on the the TV !!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Photo Inspiration - OLLCB DT

Now where did that fortnight go ?  It's time for a new challenge over at OLLCB, this time we had a photo for our inspiration and this is what I came up with.  My images are from Carnival of Colour, I use some Hunky Dory embossed card and some flower beads I've had in a little pot for ever.

all sorts - anything goes
abc-challenge - jazz it up
crafty purple frog - flower power
pennys paper craft - anything goes
sj papercrafts - flowers pink
truly madly crafty - ribbon
robyns fetish - pretty in pink 
Make it Monday 
always crafting - anything goes 
my grafico crafts - flowers 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wings & Legs - CD Sunday DT

Morning, another Sunday is upon us already, at least it's warmer now, the temp's are staying a little above freezing, but a long way to go till summer.

This week at CD Sunday we want to see Wings and Legs, I chose to go with Flower Fairies from Crafters Companion for my card this week, it doesn't show on this piccy but the wings and dress have some glitter for a bit of sparkle.

card makin mamas - birthday 
flutter by wednesdays - anything with wings 
crafty catz - fav things 
totally papercrafts- ribbon 
cute card thursday - flower power 
shellys images - anything goes 
sj paper crafts - flowers 
bunny zoes - celebrations 
divas by design - wings 
sparkles forum - wings 
paper sundaes - birthday 
crafters companion - anything goes 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bring on the Cake - MTTC DT

Bring on the Cake - it's time to celebrate !! my cute little House Meeces are having a picnic with their cakes. Cake - such a versatile item of food, celebrations, combating the blues, or just because you feel like it, there's always a reason for cake, we actually just got above freezing yesterday, the first time in over 2 weeks, so my wish for warmer weather came true at last,  not quite picnic weather yet.

So this time at MTTC we would like to see some cake on your creations, my BP's are from Artylicious and Ooh-La-La, ribbon, flowers and House Mouse Image are from Joanna Sheen and Centura Pearl base card from Crafters Companion.  Hope to see your creation over at MTTC soon.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

L for ?? - CD Sunday DT

Morning all, still vvvverrry cold here -12C again last night and struggling to reach -4 in the daytime for the past couple of weeks !!  A jolly good excuse to craft in the warm.

This week at CD Sunday we decided on the letter L for ?? this way you can do your lurve projects or if you're not into that it can be anything else beginning with L.  I've already had my fill of valentines projects, so mine this week is L for Lighthouse.  The main image is from JS Thomas Kincade and the BP's are from Artylicious and Embossibilities, layered onto gold mirri and centura pearl card.

marks finest papers
all sorts challenge
craft us crazy
digi doodle shops best
scrap book sisters
paper take weekly
divas by design 
one stitch at a time

Monday, February 6, 2012

Be My Valentine - OLLCB DT

Morning, goodness it's freezing, we had more snow yesterday, on top of the 10cm of snow we had a week ago, that hadn't melted because it's been so cold, the warmest day we've had this past week has been -4C, our nights have been hovering around -10C, it does look pretty but I hope it's going to warm up soon.

Well it's time for another challenge over at Ooh-La-La Creations and this time we want to see those Valentines Creations, my images and papers are from their Silhouettes CD, I made some punched edges with an MS Punch, used some felt hearts, and heart shaped gems which I've had forever in my stash, and finished off with a Memory box heart die and double bow made from organza ribbon.

There are so many challenges this time themed around love/valentines, I just picked a few of my favourites to enter or this post would take all day:
cooking it up with katie - heart/punch/emboss
crafty anns - love
creative belli - heart/love
daisy doodles - love
digi doodle shops best - love
dream valley - love
the paper shelter - love
pennys challenges - love
deep ocean challenge - love
i brake for challenges - love
joanna sheen - love 
Crafters Companion - Anything goes 
lexis creations - love 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A La Mode - CD Sunday DT

Goodness!! February already, and as it's the first challenge of the month it's a sponsored challenge over at CD Sunday, this month we are so lucky to have Ooh-La-La Creations back as our sponsor, who are offering a CD of your choice to the lucky winner, the DT were given some wonderful images from their latest CD - Shoes in Bloom 2 to work with.
My card this week is a waterfall card, they always look so difficult but they are actually very easy to do. I cut my shapes for my waterfalls using nesties dies, added a bit of layering, some ribbons and pearlsand there you have it.

Shelleys Images - all tied up
craft us crazy - anything goes
crafty sentiments- punches/dies
delightful challenges - punches/dies
divas by design - anything goes
do you stack up- anything goes
lollipop crafts - anything goes
paper pretties - ribbon
the crafty pad - spring colours 
cupcake inspirations - photo inspiration