Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year's eve!

Just a quickie to wish you all a happy new year for tomorrow and to let you know that I am still around (just!) and will have a crafty post tomorrow! Just not finding the time at the moment and have just caught a cold which hasn't helped (still have to drag myself in to work tonight)!

Thank you all for still dropping by when I have been so bad and not visited anyone! It will continue to be like this for another month - hope you can bear with me :/ as I sure can't wait to get my mojo back and play with all the crafty stuff I got over christmas (hubby got me LOTS of Copic ciao markers :D) plus all the lovely DT stuff which is starting to land on my door and I really must try and start using!


Saturday, 20 December 2008

Christmas fun!

I am sooooooooooooo sorry for not posting or visiting but my days have been taken over by work at the moment and any spare time has gone into sorting out christmas and hubby! He is fine but just not very mobile as he still can't put any weight on his ankle yet. I'm at work all day and don't get home till 11pm by which time I'm in no mood to craft just want to crash and chill for a couple of hours before bed!

Anyway, hope you understand and I hope to get some mojo back in the new year as it should be less busy and hubby should be back on his feet by the end of Jan (fingers crossed) although I do have my sister visiting for a week then too so shall have to see!

Even though I've not had time to craft I've managed to shop for more stuff (well I need something to cheer myself up during my lunch breaks at work and luckily we have pc at the shop LOL) and have got myself some of the lovely new Sarah Kays over at Silly Monkeys (though not had a chance to use them yet!), some of the new Leanne Ellis stamps over at Funky kits and just managed to sneek into the last post for some new Magnolias over at crafts u love yesterday!

I've got lunch off today so have managed to quickly knock this card up as it didn't require much colouring (It's from the Kerry Jo christmas set)!

I know I'm late but I think this can qualify for both this weeks CCT (which is an open theme) and for Tilda & Friends ATC as the central image is ATC size (I think the girl is cute and round faced enough and it is christmassy). Both challenges will be back on the 7th and 8th and I hope to be able to get mine done in time for those ones! Also hoping to pull my weight a bit more with my other DT roles and should have some fabulous new Whiff of Joy releases to share with you and other fab goodies from Silly Monkeys and Toodles and Binks.

Until then I would like to wish you all a happy and relaxing (!) christmas with your family and loved ones and hope 2009 will bring you good health and happiness!


Thursday, 11 December 2008

CCT ~ Punches: 'sweetie'

CCT this week is to use your punches (not die cuts) so I've used a couple of my Martha stewart border punches, scallop dots and picket fence (can just about see them behind the main image) and the leaf 'frond' punch too. The image is one of the new Toodles & Binks stamps, Matthieu & Arthur, think he's so cute (if you look on the Toodles site you will see sneek peeks of 2 more new ones, both boy stamps too).

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC: Winter wonderland

Yeah, managed to make my ATC for this week's challenge which has the theme of 'frosty'. So, another quick creation from me. Stamped trees in the background and simply cut out and stuck Tilda in front. Used lots of 'decoart snow writer' and glamour dust on the trees to try and give it a frosty look. 'winter wonderland' made with ATB tapewriter. Just noticed I've not cut out the bit of white card between her legs . .oops!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Quick B'day card for FIL

Hello! Still not finding much time for crafting at the moment but did manage to knock this up quickly the other night as I needed a birthday day for FIL and didn't think he'd appreciate my 'cute' cards LOL. Back to basics with good old heat embossing and a bit of matting and layering! I used Sakura glaze pens to colour in the fish after embossing with gold embossing powder. I like the enameled cloisonne look you get with it. Hubby liked it so that's o.k!

Talking of hubby, thank you for all your well wishes. He is fine and his ankle is on the mend but it's going to take time. He can't put any weight on it for at least another 4 weeks so it's still crutches until then which he is finding pretty frustrating as it basically limits what he can do and he's getting restless staying home everyday, whilst I'm out at work all day! I keep telling him I wish it were the other way round too ;D(well, maybe not the bad ankle bit but I am looking forward to being at home again and getting my craft time back, which looks like next year now! :/)

Managed to make my 2 DT cards on my day off so will have 2 more posts this week (Wed & Thurs) anything else will depend on how creative I feel at the end of the night when I get in! Will try and do a bit of a blog hop during my lunch breaks this week and try and catch up with everyone. Have a good week.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

CCT & my late WoJ PoM

This week has been manic so no time to be creative unfortunately. Luckily I had this Herb image already coloured in sitting on my desk and it had hearts on it so it fitted this week's CCT theme of 'hearts'. Managed to quickly knock this one up late last night (think you can tell as layout is so simple and bare!) I love the sentiment that is from WoJ too, just think it's so funny with this stamp. Coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2O's and everything else is from my stash.

I tried and tried to come up with something for the Whiff of Joy Project of the month, which was to decorate a cookie tin or container but it just wasn't happening so just left it at this!

I have used Willow with cookies, masked her then stamped the christmas tree so it is in the background. It did start out bigger but the bag I made was very small so had to cut the image down to fit. Image has been coloured with Promarkers and all I've done is cut it out with my labels nesties, stuck it to the bag then added a felt flower (Tesco's xmas decorations - garland of 12 of them for £1.50, needless to say I grabbed a few :)) and ribbon - very boring and not at all happy with it but that's all I've got for now!

Just drove hubby for his check up on his ankle and have left him there (I've had to start driving again after not having too since I passed my test over 17yrs ago . . yikes! thank goodness we have an automatic!) Off to work now for the rest of the day/evening. Hope to try and sort myself out bit better for next week.

P.S I know I promised to send my candies yesterday but haven't had the chance yet, will do them either this afternoon or tomorrow- sorry!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

WoJ winners

Thank you to everyone who entered my WoJ candy (donated by Katharina). The 2 winners are . .

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-12-02 00:57:27 UTC

So that means winners are:

Hi what a fabulous prize. These stamps are georgeous. I have put a post on my blog.



Whohoo!! I don't have either one of these!! I will put a link in my sidebar right now!! Thanks for the chance at these cute stamps!! :)


So Jayne will get first choice and Kathy will win the remaining stamp. Congrats ladies! If you could contact me we can sort out addresses and who's getting which one :) (If I don't hear from winners by Friday I will pick another winner.)

If you weren't lucky enough to win then pop on over to Katharina's blog and try your luck with the WoJ daily advent calender candy draw.

I'm afraid I've still got no creations to show, hopefully tomorrow, you'll have to bear with me whilst I try to adjust to my new work schedule, it's seriously sapping my energy and hampering my mojo :/

Monday, 1 December 2008

'WoJ Advent Calender' event

Hi, have you missed me?! Apologies for not posting anything for the last few days but I'm afraid my blogging/crafting time will be seriously limited for the next couple of months.

The reason? Well I mentioned hubby did his ankle in a couple of weeks ago thinking he'd just strained his tendon but he had in fact fully ruptured his achilles tendon which meant he's had operation to repair it (have been very impressed with the efficiency and standard of our local hospital, he went in Thurs for test and they offered surgery for the next day). So he is now in a cast and out of action for at least 4 wks before he has physio to start walking again. As we have our own business it just meant I suddenly had to go from helping out a bit to working full 6 days now :( but at least hubby is on the mend now.

Hope you will bear with me until things return to normal. I'll try to post a few cards just to keep my blog going and to meet my DT duties but if I'm not 'around' much for the next 2 months you'll know why.

I shall leave you with fab WoJ news. Katharina has a fab advent calender event and everyday, starting today at 00.01GMT time she will 'open' a new window and one lucky person will win a WoJ stamp. So that's 24 chances for you to win a stamp. Click on picture to take you to blog for full details

Good luck! Don't forget my WoJ candy is still open, until end of tonight. I will pick and announce winners sometime tomorrow and will also try to post my Project of the month for WoJ too. There's already some fab ones by the other DT ladies here

Keep warm. Hugs,


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