Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Dare.

A new dare has been set over on Daring Card Makers Blog, to make a simple 'Thank You' card. So here is my little effort.

I have used, Black Card Stock, BG Paper, Rhonna Farrer stamps - Swirls & Flourishes, Brilliance ink - Starlite Black, and my new QK, Katie alphabet.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Notions & Potions - LO.

Finally managed to get a LO done today using my new Rhonna Farrer stamps. This was the 'Notions & Potions' - by Nat at the last UKS CC, oh well better later than never. I used the 'Magical' CC Kit for this LO - Rouge de Garance paper.

I really love these stamps, they are so addictive when your using them. I used the Cotton White Stayzon - I've had it for a while be not really used it, but I wasn't that impressed with it on the black card - it was fine on the acetate, I ended up going over the stamped image with my white pen.

The other alphabets are from Purple Onion - who had a great sale on some of their stamps just before Christmas.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Presents.

Well all my efforts to be a good girl has paid off again this year, as Santa & The Elves have brought me soooooo many goodies again this year. I got a wee cutie ipod shuffle, beautiful white gold and diamond necklace, CD's, books, DVD's and some Rhonna Farrer clear stamps.

I got a lovely cocktail set and a scrummy smelling, friend candle in a tin. Lush goodies and booze from my best friends Jack & Les. Perfect for our girlie nights.

Got money from my Dad, so bought Elsie's book and Rhonna Farrer alphabet stamps.
Lots more pennies so I can buy some new stash, oh and a new pair of Croc's from my Mum - think she is sick seeing me in my red one's so she got me some nice sage green ones. Cosy jammies and slippers from The 'J's' .....oh, and enough chocolate to choke a horse

I ordered the Rhonna Farrer alphabet from The Bargin Garden on American eBay. They arrived today and, wow they were packaged beautifully, with a lovely card and some jolee topper's extra's. Will be using this seller again.

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Daring Card Makers.

So the new dare over on Daring Card Makers was to make a New Year card using -

3 Brads/eyelets.
2 Patterned Papers.
1 Die Cut/Punchie.

So here is mine, I think I'll have to make quite a few New Year cards, as I've still not done all my Christmas cards ..... ***Blush***

And better late than never - last weeks dare - Black & White, with a splash of colour. Don't look too close, as I kinda smudged 'Presents' with my big muckle thumb .... :/

Well not sure when I'll get back to Blogland, so I hope you all have a super-duper, ultra fabby Christmas.


Tagged by Paula.

Egg Nog or Hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate, I've never tasted egg nog, I don't fancy it at all.

Coloured lights on tree/house or white?
Both. Little coloured lights and white snowflakes.

When do you put your decorations up?
About 2 weeks before Christmas.

What is your favourite holiday dish?
I'm not a big turkey fan - but I do have it with all the trimmings - my favourite is all the junky nibbles you have to buy at Christmas. I'm such a junk muncher.

What's your favourite Xmas memory as a child?
My Mum & Dad never wrapped our gifts when my sister & I were wee. They would all be set out - like Santa's grotto. I had the armchair under the window and Jen had the settee .... we didn't know where to look or what to go for first.

How & When did you learn the truth about Santa?
What truth ...... ?

Do you open a gift on Xmas Eve?
I want to, but DH is dead against this, we have to wait until Christmas morning .... boo.

How do you decorate your tree?
I don't. DH does this every year.

Snow, love or dread it?
Love fresh snow, but hate slush stuff ..... yuck.

Can you iceskate?
I haven't for many, many years, but I used to go every week as a lass, and I was really good.

Do you remember your favourite gift?
Ooooooo, couldn't pick out any one thing ...... hmmmmmm, I'll have to think about this one.

What's the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Relaxing at home with with DH & DS.

What is your favourite Xmas dessert?
Hubbz triffle - yummmmmmm!!!!

What is your favourite holiday tradition?
Visiting everyone on Christmas eve and dropping off their gifts.

What tops your tree?
A Gold Star.

Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
I love to give - but am hopless at picking gifts.

What is your favourite xmas song?
Fairytale of New York.

What is your favourite Xmas Film?

You have been tagged if your reading this ..... x

Friday, December 22, 2006

New Dare.

Daring Card Makers have set the new dare, to make a New Year card with the following items -

3 brads/eyelets
2 different patterned papers
1 punchie or diecut

As today is the first day of my holiday, I'm hoping to do this dare over the weekend.

I did get into the studio early this morning and got another couple of cards ready for delivery.

I have finally got stuck into the Blonde Moments papers I got at the SECC with Rhi, Nic & Lisa, I didn't even flinch as I chopped into the stack. This card is for my baby sister, who is a typical 15yr old, so the Blonde Moments Stamp 'Naughty or Nice' was perfect for her.

The other card was one of the cards I made for Kathy's sewing dare, which is perfect for my Gran.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

What is your power colour?

Your Power Color Is Blue

Relationships and feelngs are the most important things to you.

You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.

You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Cards.

Still have a few cards to go, but have got most done and posted. I'm feeling so much better pain wise, but still very tired, just have 4 days of work to go and I'll be off for the school holidays ....... holidays are coming - holidays are coming, oooooooo coca cola :D.

Badge of the Week - Smile :)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree .......

Amber Jane - who is a member of the Bumbleberry Craft design team, came up with this great Christmas tree design. She also kindly added some instructions, so we could have a go. Here is mine, I used BG papers. Thanks for that AJ, its a great project. Check our AJ's gallery on the Bumbleberry Forum.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

What Tarot Card are You?

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Remembering Granda .... x

I wasn't teaching the craft class tonight. My Ma and Aunt Nancy were very disappointed, so I invited them to the studio to have a play. They both wanted to make cards to add to the Christmas wreaths for my Granda's grave.

I think they have both done a great job. Both are new to crafting - they only started when I started to teach my class.

My Aunt has used the fab Rhonna Farrer, swirl stamps with Primas. My mum has used the Cherry Arte stamps from LCC, with some Primas. I did the words for them both as they didn't feel confident enough - yet.

I'm so proud of them - aint they great.

New Do.

Nothing crafty going on here just now. Just feeling too ill - or sorry for myself :(
But I have had all my hair cut off, I've had about 7inches cut off and it feels great, and yes I do have my T shirt on inside out and back to front ..... :/

Hopefully get my craft Mojo back soon.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Badge of the week.

Sorry the badge is late - I'm having internet problems again. I can't get on line in the evening, which is a total pain.

I'm off work today as I have had chest pains all weekend. Went to the Doc's this morning, and he has given me painkillers but has told me to keep a close eye on the pain and if it gets worse I have to call them straight away, so feeling sorry myself :( Went to the cash machine and the bl***y machine stole my card, saying it had expired ...? .... expiry date is next year. When I called the bank the lady was so nice and couldn't apologise enough, she couldn't understand why this happened. I've just gone into my purse and there is my bank card ....... I have no idea what card I tried to use. I'm blaming it on the pain :/

Saturday, December 09, 2006

DCM - Stamping with a Twist.

Keryn set the Dare this week over at Daring Card Makers. Stamping with a Twist, "stamp with basically anything else but a commercially produced stamp". So I used the wheels from one of J's old cars, inked them up and run them over the car.
Used the Ellison Thin Cut, Truck.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Brag Book LO's.

I've a busy weekend and week ahead of me so not sure when I'll get to the DCM little extra and Dare. Thought I'd add a couple of older LO's I have in my brag book.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I found these two photo booth pictures yesterday when I was trying to clear out the last of the bits and pieces in my old craft room - I was so happy to have found them - not that I was looking for them, but I just thought they were lost forever. :D.

The first one was taken in 1989 - I was all of 16. I'm in the red T-shirt and I'm with my best pal of the time Angie ...... hehehe!!! Looking at this pic of me, I can see my youngest sister, who is 15 is my double. Not sure how she would react to that!!

The next one was taken just before my 18th birthday. So I had just started work full time as a Secretary/Receptionist. I had also just met the Country Bumpkin who would become my Hubby 3 years later ....... lol!!!! Look at the size of those spec's ..... B)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Woof - Woof.

I felt the Doggie card needed something else, so added 'Woof-Woof!!!'.
Use the QK Olivia alphabet. :D

Christmas Cards.

So managed to get Blogger sorted out and am again able to post some pix.
I really like the card I made for the DCM, Star - Little Extra that I decided this would be my Christmas card this year. Nice and simple and looks good.
I used my Sizzix embossing star and cut them out by hand, inked and doodled the edges, BG papers.

Badge of the week.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Oh no........!!!

Blogger is not letting me add pix ..... :/
I seems to have gone from beta, to the original Blogger - hope it is just a glitch and it will be back to normal soon ..... and doesn't need any thing technical.

Found this on Tracey's Blog - bang on age wise ;) (and then some).xx

You Are 27 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Friday, December 01, 2006

DMC - Sing Dare.

So the talented ladies at Daring Card Makers have set their new dare - Sing. Using song lyric's for your card. So here are my cards.

Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer, had a very shiney nose .....
Used (again for the first time), my Reindeer QK die, with BG paper.

How much is that Doggie in the window ... woof-woof ..... lol!!!
Fisrt time for this QK doggie Die - ain't they soooo cute. BG paper again.

Thanks ladies.xx

Little Extra - Catch up.

Have finally manged to do the two little extra's I missed during my Studio move. I checked out the new dare before I came to add the pix to my Blog - and I think my Star card would qualify for the new 'Song lyrics' dare.

Sparkle - Little Extra

Star - Little Extra

Will have to get my thinking cap on today and try and think of something ...... oh I think a light bulb may have gone on in my head ...... heading off to the Studio .... hmmmmm!!!!, be back soon.xx