30 August 2009

What a great weekend!!

Started out on Friday night with a bit of physio. She proded and inflicted a pile of pain on my neck, but no matter how much she hurts it feels so nice....that and the painkillers and the bottle of wine that washes it all down :)

Saturday morning saw the normal trip to the supermarket. I hate this with a passion but managed to grab what was needed in about 30 minutes plus another 5 minutes at the butchers.

Saturday afternoon and I got a visit from my Dad and his wife. I haven't seen him since March and it was so nice.

I spent last night in my room stamping and colouring. Last week we took a trip to Ikea and bought one of the cube shelf thingys, it's huge and my craft room has had a major reshuffle and is now so organised. I got a new table for the room and Gary bought my a nice new chair...green, my fave colour. So wish I could paint the room and get rid of the awful purple but after my attempt at painting Jords room the other week I don't think I'll be allowed near a paint brush again. Ever!!!
So here's one of the projects I got done this weekend. I pulled out the cricut for this bag and the stamp is a Tina Wenke stamp by Stampavie.

and today I watched Nanny McFee and I loved it. What a fun movie!!!

26 August 2009

Make something for Dad......

and use brown and metal too!!!!

That was the criteria in the first challenge at Becs new challenge blog, Creatalicious. I had been hoping this little guy would arrive in time but didn't think he would. Under a week from the UK!!!

****Spoiler Warning to Dad****
If your reading this don't look any further :)

I was lucky enough to have today off work and the postie brought me a lovely surprise..some of these cute teddies called Popcorn. Isn't he adorable? I got a pile of these guys from here and couldn't be happier with them. So much so that I was online as soon as I opened my parcel to order more :)

and a little peek of the inside which says 'happy fathers day'.

24 August 2009

One sketch, four cards

I've got these cute stamping bella stamps that I had a play with on Saturday night. Sunday morning doing a little blog hopping I came across this sketch on Kellie Winnells blog. It's a cute sketch and would be really quite easy to put together heaps of cards with this one, so the 4 images I coloured on Saturday night have been turned into this.

I love the stamps and a big lot of some of the stamps are solid and don't need colouring, like the black hair and dress. I have used my brand new Stampin Up ink pad and it looks shocking. It's really blotchy and no matter how many times I inked them up it was the same. I had the same problem when I used this ink on some other stamps I tried. I really want to get some black Momento (i think that's the name) ink, if anyone knows where I can get this can you let me know please :)

12 August 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge

I haven't done a challenge for a little while now. I thought I'd have a go at this weeks Sugar Bowl Challenge using just the shades of grey and white again. It's based on this sketch and you had to include doodling. My doodling is hardly noticeable though, it's silver gel pen around the circle in the middle.

11 August 2009

Black and white

I've wanted to do one of these cuties in just shades of black and greys for ages now. I was inspired this week when I saw a card that Vickii from work had made.

09 August 2009

Missing in action....

well that's how I feel I've been.
I made a conscious effort over the past month to stay clear of my craft room and the computer. Except for a few minute here and there on facebook I've managed to neglect all my blog reading and commenting and my craft completely. I was beginning to feel like these things were making me neglect everything else around me. My health and also my family. I've been sick with that stupid cold again and this time got an ear infection with it. All better now...nearly.

And my poor husband was getting a lack of attention because of my hobbies so I've set myself a new rule. I'm only allowed to blog and craft when he's at work or after we've spent some quality time together. He's a shift worker so I will still get time alone to do what I love, and when he's home I will have time to be with who I love.

Yesterday I was feeling a bit healthier and loved being in my little craft haven again.

This page is my gorgeous husband.

I also did this card with my Anya stamp, I got a few of these last month and hadn't had a play yet. I did a tri-fold card which I had wanted to try for ages. Here's a link for the resources section of Splitcoast Stampers, there's so many techniques and patterns there to try.