Saturday, 31 January 2009

Blog Candy

No crafting today, this is the first day I've felt almost human (and almost pain free) and unfortunately that meant I had no reason not to get on with some of the dreaded HW, I even managed 3 hours of ironing!

Been blog hopping again, but only while dinner is cooking - honest :)

Found two lots of blog candy - I love blog candy ...

First is Steph's, she has over 1000 hits - Well done Steph, keep it up, love your cards.

And then there is Michelle's, she has over 20,000 hits - all of Michelle's creations are so inspirational. Go on, pop over to them both if you haven't visited already.

I'll sign off now, I can smell my dinner cooking - and for once it was me that cooked it!! believe me that is a rarity in this household. I will be back tomorrow with some cards :)

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Polka Dots & Paisley Birthday Card

Made another card today, this one is for a friend at work.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley
Card Stock: Whisper White, Really Rust, Ruby Red
Really Rust, Ruby Red
Punch: 1", corner rounder
Brads: Stash

Had a better day today, managed to control the headaches with over-the-counter medication :) Going to sign off now, I need to finish a few more cards and there is a project I want to have a go at from UStamp.

Oh I nearly forgot - Jeannette has some wonderful SU blog candy here, go and have a look, she has some beautiful cards over there.

Have a nice evening


Thursday, 22 January 2009

I wish I could say I'd had a productive week but I can't, I've had an awful week, non-stop headaches, dizzzyness and sickness - not nice at all. But I'm feeling so much better this evening - had a session at physio this afternoon, she performed acupuncture for the headaches and I can't believe its worked :) I'm almost pain free :)

As I haven't felt up to crafting I've been doing the next best thing - blog hopping :) there are some wonderful designers out there, and even better blog candy...

Julie's giving away an SAB set - as its the one I was going to go for in February I'm definately got my fingers crossed.

I've joined a swap on ILWS just waiting for some supplies to arrive so I can finish the six cards I've committed to - I'll post a picture as soon as I can.

Good news UStamp starts again next week, I'm really looking forward to it, there is usually some fantastic projects.

I'm off for a bath and an early night, be back on Sunday :)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Garden Whimsey Birthday Cards

Today I had a crafting day, doesn't happen much we're supposed to be decorating - I managed to make 8 cards,

The first card was made to take part in Linda’s blog candy, she’s recently reached 10,000 hits on her blog and is offering some lovely candy, all you have to do is create a card using her sketch, I also used the colours for this week’s challenge on ILWS, so thats two birds with one card.

All supplies used are from Stampin Up.
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Gable Green, Apricot Appeal
Inks: Apricot Appeal, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Purfect Plum, Green Galore
Punch: Scallop

The next I made using the supplies sent in my last stampers 10 order from Monica. Supplies included were Chocolate Chip CS, a small amount of Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP and 3 felt flowers. Monica’s challenge was to create a card using all these supplies plus at least one other colour – I used the front cover of the current catty as inspiration. I’m really pleased with the results – What do you think?

All supplies used are from Stampin Up.
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper: Pumpkin Pie prints, rose red prints, old olive prints, orange & brown prints from Sweet Always DSP
Inks: White StazOn
Punch: Scallop
Rub-on – Cherished Memories.
For the butterfly I stamped onto the cardstock with white staz-on, and then stamped it again onto acetate, cut out the wing from the acetate and stuck it onto the card to make the butterfly look 3D.

I’ll post pictures of the other 6 cards tomorrow, by the time I’d finished there wasn’t the light to photograph them.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Internet Connection Fixed

Good to be back online, we’ve had a nightmare trying to get our internet sorted out. I hope I’m here to stay.

I’m still feeling unwell, headaches are still there but I have an appointment for physiotherapy tomorrow so I’m really hoping that they can sort me out or at least pain free for a while.

Haven’t done much crafting done this week, but I did managed to make 10 cards last week for a swap I’m involved with on ILWS (In Love with Stamping), 10 of us each have to make 10 cards (all the same) and send them to the organiser, she then sends one of each of the designs back to us, so we receive 10 different designs back – I can’t post an image of mine until I receive the whole set back as it could ruin the surprise. I’m really looking forward to receiving the full swap.

During December there was a 3x3 card swap (again on ILWS) all of the cards I received back were really lovely, it was great to see so many inspirational ideas - this is the card that I made for the swap:

Almost all supplies used are from Stampin Up.

Stamps: Flower from Season of Joy, Thanks from Circle of Friendship, Inside – Flower from Polka Dots & Paisley (ret)

Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Pink Passion

Designer paper: Rose Red prints (ret)

Inks: Embossing stamp pad, pink passion

Ribbon: Stash

Punch: Scallop circle, 1¼ circle, 1 3/8 circle, 1” circle

I actually found it really easy to make 10 of these for the swap and it probably only took me about 1½ hrs. They would make a lovely gift if placed in a colour co-ordinated box or pouch.

AD xx

Can't get online :(

Just a quick note to say, I've not forgotton to update the blog, just not been able to get online - between BT and Pipex they've mucked up my internet access - DH is on the case :)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Had a splitting headache all day, so have spent the evening blog hopping, I get so much inspiration from looking at other peoples work, sometimes I find some real gems. Just had a look at Rach's , she has some amazing candy to give away. A winner will be picked on 10th January so what are you waiting for... go and join in :)

Another really good blog, one I visit every day is Kristina's, I'm so going to have a go at this weeks colour inspiration challenge.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

This is it

Day one of my blog, every year I promise myself that I will keep a diary - I always fail by the 2nd week of January :( This is my attempt for 2009 (only a few days late :) )I hope to also share with you the cards and layouts I create. Once I get to grips with the software I'll upload pictures of some cards I made for a card swap on ILWS. Please post a comment so I know who has visited me.

Dawn xxx