Monday, April 30, 2007

Little Extra - Beautiful

We've had a brilliant response to Fridays Self Addressed Kit sponsored dare. Remember and check out the links list and DCM gallery for all the works of art this week. Also - there are lots of cards on the Self Adressed Kit's own Gallery - on their Forum, which is well worth a look.

If you've not got your card done yet - don't worry there is still plenty of time for you to take part before the next dare is set.

This week's Little Extra challenge gives you just one single word for inspiration - and that word is:

Hopefully that will have you thinking Beautiful thoughts and making Beautiful cards

I've used papers from Aprils SA Kit. It's such a gorgeous kit - I'm not suprised it sold out.

The stamped letters and the card blank are all from previous SA Kits, it's well worth checking out the 'Scraps & Bits' section of the SA site for some fabby bargins.

I wonder if I have a life....!

I wonder if I have a life....!

I found this film questionaire on Nic's blog.

It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list.

Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up........

I'm a bit of a TV/Movie addict so this should be good .....

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
( ) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II - and seen Saw III :)
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 15

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 27

( ) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong
Total so far: 40

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
(x) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
(x) Final Destination 2
(x) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(x) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
(x) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 50

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
(x) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
(x) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
(x) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 55

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 69

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
( ) X3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(x) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2 ( ) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 78

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street*
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 86

( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x) Highlander
(x) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc
(x) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 91

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
(x) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 96

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
( ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
Total: 102 out of 239

Aww well thanks Nic - you've just comfirmed I have no life ..... lol.

If your reading this and fancy having a go, then your tagged.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

My first DT Dare

So this is my first dare as a fully fledged DT member of the ultra fabby Daring Card Makers ...... woohoo :D ...... I was soooooo nervous .... hehehehe!!

Many thanks for all the good wishes I've received on my joining DCM. They are all very much appreciated.

Following on from the excitment of me joining the team on Tuesday. For the next couple of weeks we have Tracy joining us as our new guest designer.

This week's challenge was a little different for the Daring Card Makers - as it was completely sponsored by Self Addressed.

Self Addressed very kindly donated papers, cards and envelopes (from various SA kits) to the whole of the DCM team to see what we could come up with.

Our Jane has came up with the following template for us all to follow.

So use your own papers (or some from your SA Kits if you already get them) to come up with your fabulous creations- and don't forget to check out the fantastic kits on offer at Self Addressed 'The kits are designed for scrapbooks, cards and mini-albums.

We would like to thank Jenn at Self Addressed for her generous support of our blog, we really appreciate it. Many thanks Self addressed!

I've used papers from the fab November 2006 Kit

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I've been Tagged.....

I have been tagged by Keryn and Stacy.

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.

People who are tagged need to blog about their 7 things and post the rules as well.

At the end of your blog you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names.

Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

OK here are my 7 random facts..... WooHoo!!!

1) I can't drive and am a very nervous passenger.
2) I can't breath properly through my nose.
3) I'm the eldest of 13 Grandchildren.
4) I have 2 sisters - and there is an 18 year gap between me and the youngest.
5) I read a book in bed every night.
6) I'm a major TV addict.
7) I'm very messy ......... mwahahahahaha!!!

..... and I'll tag - Nic, LisaBabe, Cath, NickyNoo, Kim, Beckie, Sarah ..... sorry guys, if I've got to do it so do you ...... Mwahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Little Extra - with a Little Extra

This weeks 'Little Extra' was to use three primary colours; Red, Yellow & Blue.

We can use just one, two or all three with a bit of white or black just to make it nice and easy.

So here is my card. I've used the QK Train Dies.

Daring Card Makers have announced a new DT member to their team, guess who it is
......................... it's ME!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!

I'm really over the moon to be joining such a fab team, and can't wait to get started.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Week 15 of a Deck of Me is Parents.
So here's a pic of Me and my Parents, taken in August 1973.
They had been married over a year and a half, I was 6mths old. My Mum was 18 and Dad was 20 ... lol.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Maze Book.

A great big 'Thank You' to Nicky, who sent me a link for the instructions to make this fabby Maze Book ...... look Nicky - I did it.

I just have to think what to put in the book now. I've used Crate Paper.

A Deck of Me - Week 11 - Initals
Sassafrass Lass papers. Paper Mania metal letter. Scenic Route chipboard letter.My new ultra fabby Hand Drawn Journaling stamps by Autumn Leaves.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Deck of Me.

Week 14 for Deck of Me challenge is birds.

I've gone for 'Love Birds'. Hand drawn kissing birdies, cut from scrap paper.

Pink paper is by Sassafrass Lass - from SA April kit, it's a gorgeous kit. Green paper - I think - is Scenic Route. Purple Onion Alphabet. Stamped with white Stayzon with a bit of doodling. Various heart stamps are also Purple Onion. My new Stitched Journaling stamps by Autumn Leaves - they are fab.

I've only done 7 of the 14 weeks - I'll have to get a move on.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Crossing Continents Dare.

Recipe for this weeks Little Extra
5 circles
3 squares
1 flower

Week 13 - On My Mind
A Deck of Me ..... I have so much on my mind just now - it's kinda mish-mash in there, so I stamped lots of images onto the card and then some more onto an overlay.

Crossing Continents Dare was set by Saffa this week, here's what she has to say;

I, (Saffa) come from a very multicultural background and love being able to see them all from within and this is what has inspired this weeks challenge....take a deep breath...
I would like you to make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....

So here are some ideas to get you started:
Chinese New Year, Eid,Hanukkah, Persian New Year, Diwali, Sinhalese New Year, Kwanzaa, St. Patrick's day.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Art Attack Dare.

Here is what Rhi has to say about the dare she has set for us this week;

I dare you to make a card inspired by a work of art. Look out for colours, patterns, textures, compositions, shapes or themes that inspire you, and remember to show us the piece of art that inspired you to create so we can see the common ground.

I was inspired by the Dog Art Dog's Pugs - aint they cute. The original Pic of the guys was taken at Aldershot train station on our way to Waterloo.

I quite like how it turned out, and have DH's fathers day card from the boy. This is a great dare to have a go of. If your not sure where to start, have a look at the links Rhi has added to the Daring Card Makers Blog...... 'I dare you'

I've edited to answer Rhi question about how this card was coloured.
Rhi - you know I am a total techno-twat, this card is hand coloured with water colour pencils, no gizmos here..... :D


I've had a busy couple of days - Craft wise. Think I'm making up for Zero crafting in March - BOOOOO!!!!

My Mojo was kinda low, so went for an easy option to give it a kick start. I found a great little kit at Sarah's Card's for a cigar tin book designed by Anita Mundt, and boy did it work. It is a fab kit. A few pages left to complete, but will have to wait for my pictures as my wee photo printer seems to have given up the ghost :(

Updated my 2007 Journal - this is my March page.

I'm really behind with the 'A Deck of Me' challenge on Emilys 52 week challenge, but have managed to get another two done.

Week 1 - Something your Proud of .....
...... My relationship with my Boy. He is always telling me I'm 'sound', so I must be doing something right ;D

Week 8 - What/Who do I miss.......
.... it has to be my Granda, more so this week - as it is his 3rd remembrance on Tuesday. He was the heart of my family, to his 6 Children, 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren, and I will be doing the race for life in his memory in May.

We miss you Granda Tosh .... xx

I have started this weeks dare, and hope to get it finished later today.
That little Minx Rhi has got my little wheels spinning with this one ..... hmmmm!!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Hunny, I'm home...... :D

............. and I'm exhausted.

We had a fab time, spending time together away from home so no pesky work calls to interrupt us. We drove for 6hrs to my sisters home in Aldershot. I was so excited about seeing the J's, it's been awhile and Jess is getting so big (see cutie pic below) - and bossy - she is just like her Ma - and my Gran :D

After a few days, we got the train into Waterloo and spent a couple of days walking about London, seeing the sites - fab. The sun was out and it was so relaxing just pottering about, then back to Aldershot to get the car for the 6hr drive home.

Buckingham Palace - The Aquarium

Trafalgar Square - London Eye

Jessie Woo - Leicester Square