Saturday, 18 February 2012

Had a terrible few days :(

I am again so sorry I haven't been on, the treatment is knocking me off my feet literally :(   My right leg decided to swell and for some unknown reason get very infected ... I haven't been able to walk on it as the pan was so bad just trying to stand. Well yesterday it decided to pop where the infection was and, well I won't go into details, but it wasn't pleasant :(

Anyway onto nicer things .. pop over to Crafty Jaks she has a fantastic Blog Candy to give away to one lucky winner, I did lol
Well thats it for today ... Oh before I go My Calibur arrived but not had a chance to play yet .. but I will lol

Friday, 3 February 2012

I am sooo excited

Evening all, brrr it has been really cold today and we even had a few flakes of snow, not that you would notice though lol.
Well onto my exciting news .. I ordered my Grand Caliber today, I am really excited. I am not one for new things really, it took a lot of persuasion on my friends part ( 6 months worth) for me to buy the Cuttlebug which I have to say is now my best friend lol. Now I have just have to decide what dies and folders I would like.
I am really into the bigger cards now, even though I still like making small cards, I do find colouring bigger digi images much easier so the bigger card is better for placing them on.
Anyway enough babbling from me and back to finishing the card off I started yesterday. Its taking me a little longer now with my hands getting stiffer with the cold weather.
I do hope everyone is keeping warm.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Blue is the colour

I did start this card before the last one, but got sidetracked a little lol ... But with an incentive of entering this into a 'Blue' challenge I decided to finish this one off last night.
I didn't want to make this too 'complicated' and tried to keep it as simple as possible but hopefully elegant too.

Materials used :-

Own card stock
Papers- Nancy Watt
Image- Whoopsi Daisy
Nestability Labels
Craftwork Candi
Sizzix flourish

I am entering this into the following challenge:-
Emmas Cards UK ... Shades of blue

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Cuddling my teddy

Now isn't this little lady gorgeous with her little teddy. This is one of the fantastic images from Whoopsidaisy and such a delight to work with, I am certainly addicted to these digi stamps:)

I coloured this lovely image in with my beloved ProMarkers, added some handmade flowers from a tutorial I followed, that I posted about in a previous post, which you should definitely try. To finish off my card I used some F.R ribbon using Beccas Double Tailed Bow, added a little love and well I hope you agree she is certainly a stunner! :)

A close up of image.

Materials used :-  
Own card stock 8x8 card.
Pink backing paper .. Nancy Watt
Brown and tan papers from own stock
Ribbon ... F.R ribbon
Flowers .. My own
Embellishments ... Cuttlebug and Xcut dies 
Butterfly .. Martha Stewart punch.

Challenge I am entering this in to .... 
Whoopsi Daisy ... Pink & Brown theme 

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Wow having fun!

I didn't sleep so good again last night so thought I would go and find something crafty to watch on YouTube and found this fantastic video on making carnation flowers .. If you haven't made them before you must try them, they are really easy and are stunning when made up :)

Check it out here ...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

As promised

Well this is my first blog card of 2012 ... I promise not to leave it so long before posting another. I hope you like what I have done.
Sorry about the lighting, I just can't seem to get it right :(

Materials used :-
Card from my own card stock
Paper from my own paper stock ( its ages old lol )
Flourishes and corners made with Mariannes and Xcut dies
Image from whoopsidaisy and coloured with my Promarkers

If you haven't got any of these images I highly recommend them, they are so lovely to work with.

Oh dear I have been MIA for ages!

I am really sorry I haven't posted for a long time, its been a bit of a nightmare here but with little snippets of good to go along too :)
But enough babbling on lol ..
I have been busy making some cards and will post them as soon as I have got them all resized.
Today I decided to order the Grand Calibur, am I excited, you bet! :) So watch this space in the near future hehehe.
Well thats enough from me, I better get on and get these cards ready for you to see, hopefully you will like what I have been playing with :)