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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I'm soooooo lame, lol!!

Hiya!

Hope you're all well on this sunny afternoon?  Well, I hope it's sunny for you?  It's much cooler today after yesterday's massive thunder storms, gosh someone above the clouds was in a bad mood, lol!  I'm pleased it's cooled down though, one sleepless hot and bothered night was enough for me.  Although I do love the sun, it puts us all in a good mood doesn't it, but I don't like not sleeping!!  And I'm umpiring tonight and to try and do that in Monday night's heat must've been unbearable!!  Speaking of netball, I went and watched my girls play last night (like a good captain does) and had a little practise shooting, my first time since the break!  I wasn't back playing or anything like that, just a little mess about with the girls before the game but I have to say I was very impressed with my shots on target and even more impressed that it didn't hurt too much either, wahooooo!!  I'm hoping to get back playing for the winter league (which starts in September) and after last night I'm feeling very hopeful that I'll do it, happy days  :o))

So, why am I sooooooooo lame??  Well it's because I've spent virtually the whole afternoon trying to sell myself for a job I've applied for, I'm really not a sales person and not good at bigging myself up!!  In fact it's safe to say I'm pretty damn useless at it, lol!!  But, as I was typing away responding to this email I thought to myself 'you're quite a clever girlie and you do know your stuff!'  So why does feel like you're pulling your teeth out?!!  Aggghhhhh, I know why.....because I'm so lame lol!!

Ok, enough waffle and onto my card!  This one I made for my Uncle...



Close up of LOTV's 'Deckchair Dreaming'.....hmmmm could do with some of that myself right now!...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



Likey?

Right I'm going to get on now, I wanted to spend the afternoon in my craft room so I'm a bit behind now, lol!  Have a great evening all and I'll see you soon  :o))

Big hugs,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card by Papermania, MME Quite Contrary Jack & Jill 'Favourite Thing'
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Deckchair Dreaming, Stampendous 'So Birthday'
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Embellishments ~ Ribbon and Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Sentiment Tag from Craftwork Cards, Pearls from Hobbycraft
Other ~ Cricut Create, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Fur ~ E53, E51, E50, R20;  Bird & Chair ~ E25, E23, E33, Y15, R29, C0;  Other ~ YG93, YG91, E50, B000, B0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Brown Earth, Pale Brown, Dark Terracotta, Green and Light Green

Monday, 27 June 2011

Pollycraft DT, Challenge #99

Morning!

And a Happy Monday to you all  :o)  I wonder what this week has in store for us, something good I hope?!...

You know I said I was going to have a crafty day on Saturday?  Well I did, and managed to make.....ONE WHOLE CARD lol!!!  Don't you just hate it when that happens, definitely had a missing mojo day and it started off so well!!  I just couldn't decide on anything at all (except that I needed a take away curry for my dinner, yum it was too!).  My Pollycraft DT card that I'm sharing today took me about 6 hours to make!!  I fluffed about choosing papers, cutting papers only to change my mind and then choose and cut more papers, I was driving myself nuts let me tell you!!  But in the end I created this little beauty and after all the stress, I'm actually quite happy with it!!...






Inside of card...



And a side view...



What do you think?  

Our theme this week over at Pollycraft is 'Make a Splash (water)' and after the weather we've been having in the UK (except for yesterday, wow scorchio!!) I thought this digi was perfectly apt for our summer so far, lol!!  This week we're sponsored by...






...Letraset who have donated a 5 pack of Promarkers as this weeks prize  :o)  So head on over to Pollycraft and have a little play, you'll have lots of fun!!  :o)

Ok I'd better get moving, I'm booked into the Legs / Bums / Tums class this morning.....well I've got to work that curry off somehow ay!!  :o)

Have a fab day all and see you soon...
Much love,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Papertake Weekly ~ Here comes the Sun!  (The digi reminds me of the summer in the UK lol!)

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, MME Lime Twist 'Life of the Party'
Dies & Punches ~ X-Cut Retro Flower
Embellishments ~ Pearl Gems from The Glitter Pot, Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair, Coat and Boots ~ E27, E25, E23;  Clothes ~ R29, R27, R24, R11;  Duck ~ Y02, Y00, YR04;  Other ~ BG10, BG000, BG0000.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Dark Brown, Deep Red, Blush Pink, Deep Cadmium, Iced Blue

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Can you believe.....

.....this is the first time I've ever stamped and coloured a Belles 'n Whistles stamp!!  I have a few of them but just haven't got around to playing with them yet  :o(  I've been meaning to for ages as they're soooooo pretty and such a good excuse to get all pink and girly!!  This weeks Sketch Saturday sketch just seemed the perfect opportunity to get inky, lol!!  Here's Cupcake...



Close up of Cupcake...



Inside of the card...



And a side view...



I turned the sketch (as it fitted the stamp better) and moved the three little tabs to the side!  Here's this week's Sketch Saturday sketch (and it's another cracker!)...



And we're sponsored this week by...



...our regular sponsor The Craft Barn who (I'm sure!) will be donating a super prize to our winner!

I'm planning on having a crafty day today, well I planned on having one of those yesterday too but ended up at the gym, then job hunting and then doing a code test for a job!!  Fingers crossed I pass and something comes of it (fingers, toes and pretty much everything that can be crossed!!).  It has been lovely being off work (except for the broken wrist bit!!) but I knew I wouldn't be able to stay off.....oh to be a WAG ay, lol!!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and I'll see you all soon...
Much love,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card from Papermania, Magnolia 'Sweet Rainbow' Pink Plaid and 'Butterfly Dreams' Pink Butterfly
Stamps & Images ~ Belles 'n Whistles Cupcake, LOTV Clear Sentiment Stamps, Stampendous So Birthday
Dies & Punches ~ Go Kreate Concentric Tags #1, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly, X-Cut Small Butterfly
Embellishments ~ Pearls are Opaline by Basic Grey, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E53, E51, E50;  Clothes ~ E70, E41, E40, W1, R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, RV0000;  Cat ~ W5, W3, W1;  Other ~ W5, W3, W1, BG10, BG0000.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor:  Pale Brown, Grey Lavender, Deep Fuchsia, Pink Lavender

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Day Dreaming...

Hiya!

Hope you're all well on this dark, wet Wednesday?! You can tell Wimbledon has started ay, lol!!

I've used a Wee Stamp on my card today, Sweet Blossom. It's the first time I've used one of these digi's. I saw her used on a couple of other people's blogs and thought she was toooo cuuuute and had to have her, lol! So here she is...


Close up of Wee Blossom...


Inside of card...


And a side view...


Adorable isn't she?! To me she looks like she's sitting there day dreaming the day away.....she certainly wouldn't be out on that branch today, lol!

I've had real problems trying to upload my pictures today, is anyone else having blogger issues again?? Grrrrr, so annoying isn't it!! I'm using Google Chrome (was using IE before but then couldn't comment!) and have had to change my Post Editor Settings back to Old Editor and drag my pictures down the post (remember how we used to have to do that!!). Can anyone help?

See you soon guys,
Much love,
Cazza
xxx


Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft card from Papermania, Magnolia 'Bon Voyage' Vintage Hummingbird Plaid, 'A Little Yummy for your Tummy' Pink Chef Plaid and 'Butterfly Dreams' Violet Butterfly
Stamps & Images ~ Wee Stamps 'Sweet Blossom', LOTV Clear Sentiment Stamps, Stampendous 'So Birthday'
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Standard Circles and Big Scalloped Circles, Go Kreate Concentric Tags #1
Embellishments ~ Pearl Gems are Opaline by Basic Grey, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Ribbon from stash
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers: Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00; Hair and Dog ~ E27, E25, E23; Clothes ~ V04, V12, V91, V000; Other ~ B00, B000, B0000, YG03, 0. Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Brown Earth, Royal Purple, Bright Lilac, Deep Fuchsia

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pollycraft GDT to DT wahooooooo!!!

Morning All,

And this week is most definitely a Happy Monday for me as Paula (aka The Pollycraft Boss!) has asked me if I'd like to stay on the design team permanently!!  Obviously I had to seriously consider this for about half a nano second before saying YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS PLEEEEEAAAASSSSSEEEE!!  :o))  I'm so, so chuffed to be joining the amazing Pollycraft DT and can't wait to play with all the fabulous digi's every week  :o))  



For those of you who have entered the DT Call over at Pollycraft please DON'T PANIC!!  The DT Call is still running and Paula would like more newbies to join Mary J (the other GDT for June who's also joining the DT) and I.  The DT Call is running for another week so if you haven't entered yet there's still time  :o))

Ok, enough waffle and onto this week's challenge which has been set by..........ME!!  And the theme this week is Travel / Holidays (Vacations) - can you tell I was thinking about my Isle of Wight jolly when I set it, lol!!  Here's my card (my 1st as a proper fully fledged Pollycraft DT Member, wahooooo!!  I'm still a bit excited lol!!)



Close up of Sonny Honeycloud Life's a Beach.  I bought the shell at The Needles on the Isle of Wight...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



This week we're sponsored by...



My Mums Craft Shop who have donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in their store for the lucky winner - cool huh!!  Head over to Pollycraft to see my uber talented teamies projects, they're amazing!!  And I hope you can play along too this week, I'd love to see your creations using my theme  :o))

Ok, better get busy but I'll catch up with you all soon,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card from Papermania, MME Lime Twist 'Fly a Kite', MME Stella and Rose 'Gertie Papers', MME Fine & Dandy 'True Blue' and 'Tickled Pink'
Stamps & Images ~ Pollycraft Sonny Honeycloud 'Lifes a Beach'
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Standard Circles
Embellishments ~ Shell from The Needles on the Isle of Wight, Gems from Papermania, Yellow Ribbon from Lisa B Designs, Blue Ribbon, Charm and Flower are all from my stash
Other ~ Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ R20, R00, E21, E00, E000;  Hair ~ E53, E51, E50;  Clothes ~ E25, E23, R85, R83, RV00, RV000, RV0000, BG04, BG01, BG000, BG0000;  Towel ~ YR02, YR00, Y11, Y00.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Dark Brown, Pale Brown, Deep Fuchsia, Pink Lavender, Iced Blue, Bright Orange, Deep Cadmium

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!

Morning All,

Here in the UK it's Fathers Day today so Happy Fathers Day to all but especially to my amazing Dad, Father-In-Law, Step Father-In-Law and special hugs and thoughts for my Hubby, lots of love to you all xxx

So my card today is my Dads Fathers Day card and after all the help and hard work he's put into my garden I had to use a gardening stamp for his card!  Here it is...



Close up of Wild Rose Studio's 'Grandad Gardening'...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



I'll be popping over to see him later with his favourite bar of Fruit 'n Nut, mmmmm!

Hope you all have a great day, whatever you're up too.  The sun is shining here at the moment but I'm not sure how long it'll last?...  

Much love,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, MME Stella And Rose 'Gertie Papers'
Stamps & Images ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Gardening Grandad', Elzybells 'Happy Fathers Day' sentiment
Embellishments ~ Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Flower Button from Doodlebug, Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ R20, R00, E21, E00, E000;  Hair ~ E27, E25,E23;  Clothes ~ B95, B93, B91, YG93, YG91, R59, R39, C0;  Other ~ E49, YG23, YG03, YG11, E42, E41, E40, BG10, BG0000.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor:  Dark Brown, Pale Brown, Loganberry, Indigo, Litchen Green, Green


Saturday, 18 June 2011

You've heard of Banksy.....

.....well let me introduce you to Dansky!!  Lol!!  My Brother-In-Law has recently started painting (well he actually started about a year ago!).  He and my Sister-In-Law are fans of Banksy and have a few prints of his around their house, so when Dan started painting he signed his pictures 'Danksy'!  It started off as a bit of a laugh but now the name has stuck!!  It was Dan's birthday on Thursday and I found this Greeting Farm 'Tank' stamp which I thought would be absolutely perfect for Danksy!!  What do you think?  (Oh and by the way, Dan doesn't have a green mohawk in real life, lol!)...



Close up of 'Dansky'!...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



I've used this week's fab Sketch Saturday sketch although I have changed the placement of the right hand strip a little, here this week's sketch...



And this week we're sponsored by...



Yep, the amazing Pollycraft who are donating all, yes that's ALL of the Swings and Slides digi's!!



OMG, how amazing is that prize??!!  Can I enter, pleeeeeaaaasssseeee??  Lol!!

I hope you're all good and have had good week's?  The weather has been terrible hasn't it? We got drenched and cold on the Isle of Wight on numerous occasions but pants weather aside we all had a fab time!  :o))  Here's a piccie hubby took of us on Ventnor pier on a very blowy night!!



Have a great day everyone and I'll catch up with you all soon!
Big Hugs,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, Bo Bunny You Bug Me 'Words', 'Dot', 'Stripe' and 'Stars'
Stamps & Images ~ The Greeting Farm 'Tank', Magnolia 'Shooting Stars Border' and 'Grafitti Happy Birthday Text'
Dies & Punches ~ Martha Stewart Stars Border Punch
Embellishments ~ Letters from Echo Park 'Little Boy' Paper Pack
Other ~ Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E53, E51, E50, YG23, YG03, YG11;  Clothes ~ C7, C5, C3, C1, YR20, YR00, YR16;  Other ~ BG10, BG000, BG0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils ~ Green, Pale Brown, Black, Bright Orange


Monday, 13 June 2011

Pollycraft GDT - Week #2

Morning all and Happy Monday!!

Can a Monday be a happy day?  Hmmm, not so sure about that.....I guess it depends what you're up too?!  For me today it's getting my house clean and tidy ready for holiday tomorrow, wahoo!  Well 3 nights in the Isle of Wight anyway, lol!

My card today is my second GDT card for Pollycraft and the challenge this week is Ribbons and Flowers, nice and easy for me as I love both on my cards!  Here it is...



I've used Flower Girl and here's a close up for you...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



Do you like?  She was such a cutie to colour and I had to make her uber girlie!

This week we're sponsored by...



The Secret Crafter and the prize for one lucky winner is 3 digis  :o)

Ok, I'd best get on!  Have a fab week and I'll see you all over the weekend!  We're all going on a...Summer Holiday, la la la la la la la la la....  :o)

Much love,




Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card by Papermania, MME Quite Contrary Mary Mary 'Best of Friends' and Little Miss Muffet 'Hello Beautiful'
Stamps & Images ~ Pollycraft Flower Girl
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Classic Ovals, Martha Stewart Lattice border punch and Monarch Butterfly punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearls from The Hobby House
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E53, E51, E50;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, E42, E41, E40, E23;  Flowers ~ R85, R83, YG03, YG11;  Other ~ B00, B000, B0000, C3, C1, C0, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils ~ Deep Cadmium, Pale Brown and Deep Fuchsia