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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My first DT show!

This is the first time I have scheduled a post so I hope it works as we should be halfway to Melbourne by now. We are going for a week as hubby has been working until midnight most nights for about a month so he needs a break and I just need a change of scene!
This is also my first post as DT member of the Creative Craft Challenge Blog, so I hope I do okay. It's a big week over there as it is our first anniversary week and there are so many amazing prizes up for grabs. We want to see your anniversary projects. Here are mine. The first is traditional and the second is a bit more alternative.
The card above uses a digi stamp and papers from Stitchy bear stamps, one of our sponsors. The sentiment is computer generated and the flowers and gems are from my stash.

Here is the alternative anniversary card. I thought that some people might not do lovey-dovey, but cakes are always good and I love this cheeky digi from Some Odd Girl, another of our sponsors this week. I've made an easel card. I don't know who made the paper as I cut off the name label when I used it before. I made the beaded pins using my jewellery stash. I'm not sure if you can see it, but I added glitter to the cake and put on some beads for sprinkle.
All this talk of cakes is making me hungry.
Please hop over to the blog and see the amazing creations the rest of the DT have made and take the time to join us.

Monday, October 18, 2010



I hope you had a good weekend. Hubby came back on Friday night after his week away for work and so I can get back to crafting now as I have a bit of time. I went to the cinema on Saturday for the first time in ages and saw Made in Dagenham about female workers in a Ford factory in Dagenham and their fight for equal pay. It was really funny and I enjoyed having time to myself.

Onto the card. I don't usually do Halloween, but I saw this fab witch digi stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio and had to use it! I made a flap and put a Crafty Pad digi stamp underneath. I've not used this technique before but I like it. I love the purple ribbon. I bought it today (with a few other items) when I popped into the local craft shop for double sided tape only. Ooops!

I want to enter it into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Halloween/fall

Stamp Something -Halloween Somethings

Polka Doodles - Something Spooky

Stampin' for the weekend - Halloween/fall

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Oh my word!

Hi all,
I know I've been a bit absent but hubby has gone away for work and so I'm on my on with our girls for a week for the first time and I've not had a lot of time to myself, let alone to make cards.
Anyway, I would just like to share some wonderful news. I have been chosen to be on the DT for Creative Craft Challenges and am over the moon! It's my first DT post and had to check it was me on the blog before I celebrated. I just hope I do it justice and can't wait to start.
I'm off to watch some of the Commonwealth Games before bed.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rain, rain go away

Hi all,

I hope you had a good weekend. It's been a bank holiday over here, and yes, it did what it always does anywhere on a bank holiday - it rained!

It was back to normal today. Daisy went to kindy and Martha and I went to training. Well, I trained and Martha slept. I'm not getting quite so achy afterwards which is a good thing. I then did a bit of crafting while Martha had her afternoon nap. Daisy had some shoes in a great box with a hinge lid and I was sure I could use it for something. I've covered it in paper and punched holes in it with my big bite. The paper on the lid is some gorgeous paper by Anna Griffin that I have had for ages. I have glittered the centres of the flowers and added gems to the letters. The butterfly is a stamp by Kaisercraft which I stamped onto acetate and then coloured in with sakura pens. The flowers around the sides are a stamp by SU.

I'm entering this into CRAFT - fancy floral and Incy Wincy Designs - sparkly glitter.