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Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm here!

Hi all,
I am back and I promise I will visit you tonight. Last week was the show. I really enjoyed it, but I was out every evening and hardly saw my hubby all week. Daisy loved performing too, and it was videoed on the Saturday, so we will have to get one just so my parents can see Daisy (and me!) I think I will fast forward all my parts though as it will be a bit weird seeing myself. This week is a bit more normal, although Martha is home from nursery today as she has a horrible cold and a bit of a temperature. Hopefully she will be better to go tomorrow though as I really need to clean the house. It has been neglected a little bit.
Anyway, it's time for another challenge at Incy Wincy. This week, we are sponsored by Limited Runs, which is owned by our teamie Nikki. We would like you to create a project that includes a tree. I have used Little Tree by Limited Runs. The papers are more magazine freebies. They have a bit of glitter in them, but it isn't showing too well on the photo. Please check out the projects from the rest of the DT. We are also holding a DT call at Incy Wincy. Please hop over and check out the details if you would like to join our friendly team.
I want to enter this into:
Make it Monday - always anything goes
Gingerloft - Christmas and winter

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tag you're it!

Please scroll down for my CRAFT DT project.
Hi again,
Here is my show for Digital Delights. I have bought the girls a decorate it yourself Gingerbread house for Christmas, so I thought I would make a tag for it. I have used Oops a Daisy Ginger, and the papers are more magazine freebies. Yes, I know I have used the flower punches again, but I think they are great!
I'm sorry I've not visited you this week, but I'll see you soon when the show is over and I have more time.
I would like to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp - Tag you're it
Whimsy Stamps challenge - Tag you're it!

Is this unusual enough?

Hi all,
Wow, Thursday already. Last night was the first performance of Annie. It went well. I couldn't believe how nervous I was, but I relaxed once I got my first song over with. Daisy is in it tonight, and she is so excited as her Daddy is coming to watch.
Over at CRAFT this week, we are sponsored by craft obsessions and The stamping boutique and our theme is Unusual Christmas. So, non-traditional colours, a non-Christmas image or anything else unusual for a Christmas project would be great. I have used Princess Gwendolyn, from The stamping boutique, which isn't really a Christmas image, but I thought it would be great for Daisy's Christmas card, as she loves all things pink and princessy. The papers are a mix of Basic Grey and Funky Hand and the flowers are by Prima.
I will be back with my Digital Delights project soon.
I would like to enter this into:
7 kids college fund challenge - non-traditional Christmas colours
Make My Monday - Christmas with flowers, foliage or snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Do what you want!

Hi all,
I'm having a quick coffee and blog before I go and do more jobs while I have no children. I didn't get back from the rehearsal yesterday until 11pm, so think I might have a little nap later, too, especially as Daisy and I have a rehearsal tonight too. It's earlier tonight, although I will have to force Daisy to have a nap on the way there, because she will never last otherwise. 9pm will be late for her.
Over at Creative Craft, we are sponsored by Meljen's and letraset. I don't own any promarkers or copics, but am thinking maybe I should have a try as everyone I see gets brilliant results from them. Our theme this fortnight is anything goes - an easy one for you. It's Team A's turn to make creations this time, but I have decided to join in even though I am in Team B, mainly because it is a good excuse to get another Christmas card done and dusted. I have used a tree image from Meljen's for my card. The papers are a mix of makes, including Basic Grey and DCWV, but as they are all scraps, I couldn't tell where they are all from. Have a good day and I'll be back on Thursday if I'm not too tired.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Ribbon carousel challenge - Holiday Hoopla
Lothian crafts - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Red, green and gold or silver (there is gold on the star paper).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Where did it go?

Hi all,
Wow, Monday already. The weekend went so quickly. On Saturday, Daisy had a swimming lesson, Martha went to a 2nd birthday party and then I had a rehearsal for Annie and then on Sunday Daisy and I had another rehearsal. It's the show this week, from Wednesday to Saturday, so I am out every night this week. I'm really enjoying this, as is Daisy, but I will be glad to have some more time back.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Fred, She Said, this week. They are offering a $20 gift certificate for their store to the lucky winner. Our theme this week is a colour challenge. We would like you to use brown, orange and yellow on your project. I have used a sweet image by Fred, She Said, called Emma and the chickadee. I thought the colours might be a bit dull, but I really like the colour combination. Please check out the rest of the projects from the DT on the blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another non Christmas card!

Please scroll down for my Digital Delights DT card.

Hi again,
As promised, here is my CRAFT DT card. This week, we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps, and our theme is Stars. I have used a cute Bugaboo image called Wee one fairy Big Star. The flowers are by Prima and the papers are by Kate Knight and the glittery one didn't have a name on it. Please check out the wonderful projects from the rest of the DT.
Have a great rest of the week.

What no Christmas card?

Hi all,
Thursday already. Isn't time flying by? Yesterday, Martha and I went to toddlers and then had fun playing at home. She has a lot of fun at nursery, but I think some times she likes just pottering around at home.
It's time for my weekly show of Digital Delights goodies. This week, I have used Casey goes fishing and I went for a non Christmas card as I have many birthdays to make cards for at this time. The card is quite plain, as I find male cards quite difficult and don't have a lot of male embellishments. Please check out the fab projects from the rest of the DT. I'll be back later with my CRAFT card.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Eyes down, are you ready to play?

Hi all,
Monday already. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Daisy and I went to the hairdressers on Saturday as Daisy couldn't see through her fringe and I hadn't been for many months. Martha still has no hair, so didn't need to come along! I now have a fringe, which I have always been worried about, since I went for a bob haircut with a fringe a few years ago and ended up looking like Jonny Depp when he played Willy Wonka! But, it is quite nice, as the rest of my hair is still quite long. Daisy and I had our musical rehearsal again on Sunday. The show starts next week, so we have lots of rehearsals to go to now, so if I'm not around, you know where I am! Also, my Grand Calibur arrived about an hour ago, but I am being very good and getting all my jobs done first, because otherwise I will get so engrossed that I will get nothing else done.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Mami Doodles, who let the DT have a play with some of their images. We are playing tic tac toe this week, so hop over to the blog to check the board. I used the image Little black dress (although mine is red!) and chose the line red, flowers and stitching (faux). The papers are more that came free with a magazine (I am on a mission to use papers I have before I get many more). Have a good rest of the day.
I would like to enter this into:
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes with a digi
Hooked on craft - something punched (flowers)
My partner in crafting crime - use a freebie (the papers)
Make it Monday - always anything goes

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just too cute

Please scroll down for my Digital Delights DT card.

Hi again,
I'm back with my CRAFT DT card. This week, we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad and 2Cute rubber stamps. Our theme is cute and I have used Owl Sparklers by 2Cute. I love this image and chose bright colours to echo the fireworks theme on my card. Please check out the projects by the rest of the DT. Have a good rest of the week.

A bit of white

Hi all,
Yesterday, Martha and I went to toddlers and then played at home as the weather was awful. Daisy was meant to be going to the woods with school on Tuesday, but it was cancelled because of the weather. I hope it stops soon, as I have so much washing to dry.
Here is my Digital Delights show. This week, I have used Snowie McFee. I have used mostly white, which still scares me a bit. I embossed the top using my score board, and ripped card for snowy hills on the bottom. The lace is my last snippet from Wild Orchid, and the card corner is also my last one. I must get some more soon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's my birthday and I'll buy if I want to!

Hi all,
It's a wet and dull day today, but, as the title suggests, it's my birthday. The girls are at nursery and school, so I have a lovely day of housework ahead of me! I am hoping to get online to buy a die cutting machine with my birthday money, but I'm not quite sure which to get. I did have a big shot ages ago but managed to break it, so I need a heavy duty one really and I do love the grand nesties so I'll do some research. I am managing to craft without one, but there are so many fab dies around, that I think I do NEED one! I am at a rehearsal this evening, so hubby and I will be going out to celebrate both our birthdays in December when my parents are up and can babysit.
It is time for another challenge at Creative Craft. This week, we are sponsored by Crafty ribbons, Stampin Dragon and Paper makeup. We are going Clean and simple this fortnight. Now, I find this difficult as I do love lots of embellies and DP's. I have used a snowman digi by stampin Dragon. I printed directly onto the base card and then cut out some of the background to show the snowflake paper (by Digital Delights) behind. I did a bit of colouring, added some glitter and that's it.
I would like to enter this into:
Bows and Berries - Clean and Simple
A gem of a challenge - cold and frosty

Monday, November 7, 2011

Oooh! Aaah!

Hi all,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We went to a firework display on Saturday. It's the first time Daisy has seen them as she's usually asleep by the time they start. She and Martha loved them and I was amazed by how long the display went on for. It was at least 15 minutes. Yesterday, Daisy and I had another Annie rehearsal, while Martha had some Daddy time.
This week, Incy Wincy are being sponsored by Tiffany Doodles, who generously gave the DT some images to play with. Our theme this week is stitching, real or faux. I have chosen to use flower and mushrooms and I actually dug out my sewing machine for this. Don't look too closely, as the stitching is a bit wonky, but I like to think it is adding to the vintage/shabby chic look! The papers are by DCWV and papermania. I have layered the flower and mushrooms for a little bit of depth. Please check out the projects from the rest of the fab DT.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
OSAAT - use a digi
Catch the bug - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Make it Monday - always anything goes

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Can we fix it?

For my Digital Delights post, please scroll down.

Hello again,
Over at CRAFT, the theme this week is family games/board games/activities. I wasn't sure what to do for this at first, but when I saw this image by one of our sponsors, bows and berries, I remembered this fab paper I had (can't remember who it is by, sorry ) and thought it would go well together. I have cut out some tools from the paper to use as embellishments and then just added ribbons. I have kept this quite simple, as I feel it would be good for a boy's birthday. Daisy has a class mate's party on Saturday, so this might be his card. I hope you have a great rest of the day.

Just the fruit for me, please.

Hi all,
This week has gone quite quickly. Thursday already. Martha and I went to toddlers yesterday and had a great time. It's always nice to play with someone else's toys for a while! One of the mums made a blueberry cake. It was lovely, but Martha just wanted to pick all the blueberries off to eat and left the cake! I suppose it could be worse.
It's time for my weekly showcase of Digital Delights products. As it is the first Thursday of the month, Wendy has some fantastic new releases. I have used Poppet the Fairy, and just love this cute image. The sentiment is also by Digital Delights. I have gone for traditional colours again. The green background was a gift bag and the papers were free with a magazine. The flowers are by Prima and Wild Orchid.
I would like to enter this into:
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes linky party
OSAAT - Christmas

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On the first day of Christmas

Hi all,
Martha had a lovely nursery party yesterday and Daisy had great fun at school. Her favourite bit was when her teacher gave them all a bit of green candy floss for a treat as it was Halloween!
Now for something a bit different! The wonderful Wendy from Digital Delights has designed some fantastic digis based on the song the 12 days of Christmas. I am kicking it off with the Partridge in a pear tree. I have used handmade paper and script fabric I had lying around just begging to be used. I've never really liked making Christmas cards in traditional colours, but that's what I've been doing a lot of this year and I now like the colour combination. Don't forget to check the blog for the next 12 days to see fantastic projects from my teamies and of course to see the fab new images.