Sunday, January 28, 2007

What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Your Birthdate: February 1

You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

Your strength: Your supreme genius

Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity

Your power color: Gold

Your power symbol: Star

Your power month: January

Journal 2007 - February.

Bitz & Bobz used;
Fancy Pants Blossom Paper. Purple Onion - 2007 & Frame UM Stamps. QK Moxie Alphabet, Heart Tag and Tab dies. Sizzix Funky Brush Alphabet. Rhonna Farrer Swirl Stamps. Bloom from Gillian. Dymo & Sewing Machine.

Just Like Snowflakes.

I was lucky enough to get the launch kit over on Just Like Snowflakes this month - it sold out fast ..... lol!!!, well it arrived all the way from Canada yesterday and I've managed to have a wee play today.

Everything used was in the kit, apart from the very, very old pix of me and the guys from way back in 1995.

DCM - Heavy Metal

This weeks dare over on Daring Card Makers was set by Saffa.
This weeks dare is entitled:
HEAVY METAL I don't mean rock music! I would like you to make a card on any theme you like with the rule that it must include something metalic...thats all!You could use wire, charms, foil or even metallic pens.

Bitz & Bobz used;
MM Chipboard letter 'S' as a template. Art Emboss Metal in Light Copper. Bashed with a hammer and sanded then distressed with Pitch Black and Rust Alcohol Inks. Rusty Pickle - Get your Ticket and We R Memory Keepers - Big Top papers. 'Love' is a Purple Onion Alphabet. Savvy Stamps 'Happy Birthday'. Leisure Arts date stamp. Sewing Machine. I'm really organised, have DH's birthday card already for next week ...... it's usually a last minute card ****blush**** Glue is not quite dry on the 'S' in the pix.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hello Ruby ..... er .... Wednesday ......

Another couple of card orders I've had this week, but I really don't want to be in the Studio .... it's too cold .... brrrr!!!!. So I've been bringing bit's and pieces into the house, much to DH's disgust .... lol. Not even my fingerless gloves are keeping my digits cosy.

Tiny cutie baby feet charm. Tag punch. Sizzix Paddle Punch folk heart & Funky Brush alpha. QK Katie Alpha. Rhonna Farrer stamp.

Stamped image is Tiny Buggy from Woodware Craft Collection, coloured with Pebbles chalks and Sakura pens. Sizzix Slim Jim and QK Katie Alpha's. Rhonna Farrer stamp.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Journal 2007 - January.

Paper is Cotton Candy by We R Memory Keepers. Stamps are Purple Onion. QK Tag. Sizzix Alphabets - Slim Jim and Funky Brush.

There is journaling behind the photo, and a tag, where I will add what I have been upto in January.

Journal 2007 - Front Cover

I've started a Journal for 2007. This is something new for me, so not sure how it will turn out - but so far so good. I've put 'Confidence' on the cover - this is the word I chose for the Ali Edwards challenge.

So goodies used - Papers by Paper Loft and We R Memory Keepers. Purple Onion Alphabet and Paisley UM stamps. MM foam stamps. Paper Mania letter tag. Angel Kiss Bloom. Rhonna Farrer flourish. Flower on top of Angel Kiss was in the goodies I received from Gillian.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

DCM - Through the Round Window.

...... Or Square windows in my case.

This week, My good friend Rhi set the dare over on Daring Card Makers. She made a fab star aperture card.

Kirsty's card was made using a card, I received in a SA Kit, as a template. I die cut the numbers from chipboard, covered them in paper from DCWV, Black & White stack, I sanded the edges and covered them with Anita's Gloss. QK Typist alphabet.

The first card was made using Anna Griffin card and papers, I've distressed them with Tim Holtz inks. The numbers are Sizzix Alphabars - Pigeon Toe. Primas & silver cake charm.

On the next card, I've covered the back of the aperture with vellum, Flowers and Vase are cut using punches, and some glitter for the center of the flowers.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Monogram Card.

I hadn't made a commission card for a while now, and was quite enjoying that everything I made was for fun .... no pressure. Then how have I managed to go back to being snowed under with card orders this week ......, but so far I have been having fun and enjoying making them again. Thanks to all the inspiring Blogs and lovely comments that you guys are leaving here, so a big 'Thank You' to you all.xx Your a very inspiring bunch. xx

Ingredients for this card;
Bloom from Gillian in Australia. (where do you get them - I need more .... lol). Melissa Frances Paper in Lindsay. MM Monogram used as a template, cut out of cardboard - another of my new fav things. Rhonna Farrer Swirls Stamps - of course. Brilliance dew drop ink.

I have also started on a Journal for 2007. So will post a couple of pix of that tomorrow.

My good crafty Buddy Rhi has set this weeks dare over on Daring Card Makers, and it's all to do with 'Apertures' ..... hmmmm, more on that tomorrow me thinks. :D

Friday, January 19, 2007

HillBilly Name

Your Hillbilly Name Is...

Molly Sue West

I found this on Beckie's Blog ...... I like it, I think it suits me ...... lol!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

DCM Dare - Raid your Wardrobe.

This weeks dare over on DCM, was set by Lythan. We had to look at our wardrobe for inspiration. Well my wardrobe is not very inspiring really - mostly jeans and t shirts, but while I was putting away the ironing yesterday - my new PJ's caught my eye.

Thanks for another great Dare ladies.

Goodies used, Anna Griffin Papers, Ink and Ribbons. Buttons from Buttons Galore, Grab Bag - Green. Savvy Stamps - Happy Birthday. Rhonna Farrer - Swirls(wubz em).

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Love Blooms.

I went into the studio to make a card for Lythan's Dare - over on Daring Card Makers ...... but I kinda got distracted when I spotted Gillian's Blooms sitting on the shelf. So this card is inspired (but not up to the standard) by the wonderful Gillian - who has just joined the Daring Card Makers DT......... Congratulations Gillian, you know I love everything you do.

Bloom from Gillian in Australia. Melissa Frances Papers. QK - Typist Alphabet, Folk Heart and Tabs (behind flower). Sizzix Hearts. Rhonna Farrer Swirl stamps. Purple Onion UM alphabet stamps. Brads. Sewing Machine.

So I now have a Valentines card for DH.
Hope to get to the dare tomorrow.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Bling & Beads.

At last Blogger is allowing me to post my pic's....... :/

This is my card for Lynda's dare over on Daring Card Makers last week ..... lol!!! Me being the cats tail .... again ..... oh well. I've used beads to dot the 'i's' on Millie, and the bling is on the ikkle hearts with the birth details on the back of the card. I like to use both sides of the card for birth's with the baby's weight and date of birth.

It's kinda a pain when the client knows the date and weight, but not sure of the spelling of the name ('ie' or 'y'). So I ask them to double check spelling, I'll get the rest of the card done and add the name last. Then when they eventually get back to you the baby has gained 3/4 oz in weight ....... 8' ...... you know who you are Mrs Mc ..... good job your my bestest pal or there would be trouble .... 8D

Sunday, January 07, 2007

One Little Word.

I've subscribed to Ali Edwards AEzine. Every January Ali picks a word that she will focus on for the year.

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2007?

My word came to me right away, but when I read throught the posts on Ali's blog it changed many time, there are so many word that I could focus on - time, balance, health, but I always came back to this word -


I lack confidence in many things in my life from relationships, my job and most of all my creations. I alway second guess things. So this year I am going to work on this.

The quote I used for this 8x8 DLO was from a book I spotted last week in Borders. I didn't even pick the book up, I really just like this title - so much so I snapped a pic of it while I was browsing. It is by Elizabeth Wilson and titled 'GODDESS - Be the woman you want to be'. So this is my first 8x8, and will go into my BOM, which was one of the things I wanted to start this year ......... yay!!! I also used my sewing machine on this LO, thanks to Gillian for her 'Handy Hints Email'

Paper is Cotton Candy by We R Memory Keepers and the anchors were in my pack of lovlies from Australia - thank you again Gillian. I stitched the 'C' onto a piece of card board, I then pulled all the card board away from the edges of the letter. There is a hidden tag behind the pic.


Here is a pic of my fabby ATC from Gillian in it's new home in my Studio. I was going to put it in a frame, but I want to be able to touch this work of art any time I feel like it, so decided against the frame.