Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
and the winner gets to choose three digis from the store. The DT were lucky enough to use some Heart song images. As we would like to see sparkle and shine on your cards, I went a little mad with mine! I used pink holographic card, glittered the edges of the butterfly and used some gems. Hop over to the blog and check out the rest of the DT's fab work.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It was still raining for most of the day. I just hope I can get Daisy's ballet dress dry for her lesson tomorrow. Martha now has four teeth and so hopefully she will have a few weeks without pain.
The Stamp Fairy blog has a fab sketch this week. The image is Betty perfect day by Stamp fairy. I had her all ready and waiting for the perfect card, and here it is! The paper is by My Mind's eye and I have used a circle punch to creat the scalloped border again. You might see this quite a bit as I really like the effect.
Monday, March 21, 2011
who are offering a $10 voucher for their store. The theme this week is embossing - dry or heat and the DT were given some wonderful digis and papers to play with. As I don't have the machinery to dry emboss things, I went for heat embossing, and used some wonderful flower stamps from woodware. This image is called Daisy, which is why I had to use it! I went quite simple for this one, but I am still getting used to the amount of empty space and lack of layers. Head on over to the blog to check out the fab creations by the rest of the DT.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I hope you had a lovely weekend. It is a wet and horrible Monday morning here. This is a quick one as I should be working when the girls are in kindy, not blog hopping! I was given these awards a while ago and have only just got around to posting them - sorry.
The first two were given to me by the fantastic Susan. Thank you so much.
Here are the rules for this one: 1. You must accept it, write a post about it and display it. 2. Pass it to 3 - 5 fab blogs and tell them that they have been given the Love Blog Award. 3. Link back to the person who passed it to you. The aim of this award is to showcase great but not well known blogs, so don't tag anyone with 3,000 + followers.
This award was given to me by the wonderful Annette.
Thank you so much.
The conditions of this Award are . . .
Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Share 7 random things about yourself
Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.
Now, that means that I would be sharing 12 things about me, and I don't think I have 12 interesting things to say, so I will do as many as I can!
1. I have grade 8 clarinet, but I haven't played it for years so have forgotten a lot.
2. I lived in France for a year as part of my degree and taught English in two high schools.
3. Purple is my favourite colour.
4. I read a lot (or used to before Daisy and Martha) and can't bring myself to get rid of any books I have, so keep having to buy more bookcases to store them.
5. When I was younger I used to ask for Star Wars toys for my birthday, especially the millenium falcon, but I never got them.
6. My first car was a black metro, which was scrapped 4 years later when a mechanic said it was the most dangerous car he had ever seen on the road.
7. I always wanted to be a teacher since I was very little, even though my teachers tried to put me off!
8. Daisy named Martha. She was making up a story with Martha as a main character. Hubby and I decided we liked the name and used it. I have no idea where Daisy heard it from.
As for choosing people to send this to, I hope it is okay if I say if anyone wants them, take them, as every blog I follow is amazing and I am finding it hard to choose just a few. I know this is a bit of a cop out and if I am lucky enough to receive other awards I will try and choose people - I promise.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
who are offering the winner 3 digi stamps. The theme this week is pastel colours and the DT were lucky enough to have a play with some Digital Delights images and I chose Barnaby Bunny. Now, I'm not a big fan of many pastel colours as I feel they can looked washed out, but I quite like this one. I put Barnaby in a frame and added some Wild Orchid flowers. Hop over to the blog to check out the fab makes from the rest of the DT.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I hope you are having a good weekend. After Martha recovered from her bug, Daisy got it, so I spent all of Friday trying to keep her sat on the sofa to recover, but as soon as she felt a little better she wanted to be up doing things. She isn't one to loaf in front of the TV all day, but I actually wished she was yesterday so she could recover completely. She seems to be better today, which is good.
On Wednesday, Daisy went to her dance class and I went to have a coffee with a friend and Martha while we waited. Anyway, a film crew approached me to interview me about the government's new idea to publish information about possible GM food in baby and child food. Well, I knew nothing about it, but managed to to talk about it for a while! So, Martha and I might be on our local news and current affairs programme soon. Hubby is now watching it every night and I am desperately trying to avoid it.
Onto my make, at Stamp Fairy this week the theme is anything but a card. I decided to make a popcorn style box with a handle to give Daisy for Easter with a couple of eggs in. The front and back are decorated the same. The images are Easter Clementine from Stamp Fairy. I love this cute bunny! I pleated ribbon around the images to frame them. The daisy paper is by Allison Ellis design. I also made a tag which has a homemade lace flower on it. I really enjoyed making it and will now have to come up with a little Easter box to hold a soft toy for Martha as Daisy has a great sense of fairness and will want Martha to have something if she has eggs.