Friday 31 December 2010

Saturday 25 December 2010

Happiness is.........

Happiness is...finding more shiny, new ProMarkers in your Xmas Stocking & spending the night colouring in your New Blank ProMarker chart available....Here, then comparing it to the colour chart available...Here.
Heavy Sigh!

Friday 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

A quick posting of my last Xmas cards for 2010.
I'd like to wish you ALL a Merry Christmas xxxx

Sunday 19 December 2010

"Snow" posting for a few days & Flu Top Tips

Sorry posting or commenting for a few days as the Flu-lurgy has hit the Kids & my OH!
Have cast aside my crafty hat for a rather attractive Nursey Outfit...(it's not a pretty sight I tell yer!).

Top Tips for avoiding the flu -
1. Do NOT go outside
2. Do not communicate with anyone
3. Do not touch anything else touched by others
4. Wear a bag over your head

Say Healthy! Stay Happy! Stay Safe!

Friday 17 December 2010

Poinsettia Droop Top Tips

Firstly may I officially apologise to all those peeps who have been directed to my wee bloglet regarding their Drooping Poinsettia's. The number of hits has now reached epic proportions & I feel that I really should provide some kind of advice to those with ailing plants.
1. Keep your Poinsettia in the store that you bought it from where it looked lovely n' lush in the first place!
2. Don't bother to water or feed as the nice lady / man in the shop will do it for you.
3. All plants like to be talked to (according to Prince Charles & he should know being a Royal-Type-Person with a big crown), so say "Hello" each time you visit the shop.
4. If you must take your Poinsettia home use glue to stick any dropping leaves & red-bits back on the stems .
5. Use green coloured pipe-cleaners to hold the stems upright (there are a variety of ProMarker pens available to colour in white pipe-cleaners although I'm not sure if there is one called "Poinsettia Stem Colour", you'll need to check with Letraset (the manufacturers).
6. Consider next year a plastic version.
My card today is for all those who may wish to complain about their wilting plants or any other crazy issues that worm their way into our lives. This was made for a chum who's had her fair share lately of insane peeps to write to. This is "Checking FB" from the awesomeness that is Mo's Digital Pencil, dottily coloured with a selection of orange & pink ProMarkers, I think the DP is DCWV with a flower embellie with a huge gem centre.

Entering it at -
ABC - Challenge - J for Jewel
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Birthdays
Passion For ProMarkers - Anything Goes

Thursday 16 December 2010

Horticultural Advice

Sorry card today but I can't believe the number hits I've had this week following my recent posting about Poinsettia Droop found...HERE! 
Let's see what todays Post Title brings...I may have to start watching Gardeners' World

Wednesday 15 December 2010


OMG! 10 days til' Christmas...PANIC!!!
My card today is one of my fav's coz it meant I could use my Basic Grey Indian Summer stash again...The leaves were cut out using my Marianne Design Open Flower Classic die-cut gadget...oh! I love these too!!! The digi is the Owl again from Pollycraft. coloured with a variety of brown PM's and it's all had a good ol' dollop of gold glitter with Making Memories gold, glitter lettering .
Heard another joke yesterday (apol's to my Facebook chums that I shared it with yesterday & who gave me the "tumbleweed" reaction!)
There's a mushroom coming to us for Christmas...he's such a fungi!!

Entering it at -
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Monochromatic (browns)
Bee-Crafty - Winter
Alphabet Challenge - G-Glitter
Stamp Something - Digi Challenge
Passion For ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Sparkle & Shine
Making it with Meslyn - Show Us Your Best
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers - First & Latest...this is a fab yet cringing challenge to show your latest creation & one of the first cards you ever made. And coz I'm so embarassed I've put one of mine at the bottom of my post hoping that you'll be too bored to scroll down this far...oh the shame!!!

Move along! Move along! Please don't spend too long gawping at this hideous card...I can't bear it!!!

Tuesday 14 December 2010

I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat...

Apologies for the rubbish cracker joke yersterday. I have now found what is apparently the Best Joke In the World according to the University Of Hertfordshire which is scarily up the the road from think that eminent peeps are researching such things is a joke in itself!! it is...brace yourselves!
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”
The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard.
The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?“
To find the Best Joke From Your Country go HERE.

My card today was made using some gorgeous peel-off cats mounted with foam pads with red gem collars, the DP is from DCWV and finished with silver card candy snow!

Entering it here -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card

Monday 13 December 2010

It's a Cracker!!

Why do kids get so excited about Christmas Crackers? It's obviously not the tissue paper hat coz only Grandmas look cool in them, the "toy" is a 10 second-wonder (unless of course it's already disappeared in all the paper n' card that now fills your table!), maybe the fumes from the smoldering "BANG!" give them a happy high or it could be the outrageous jokes that raise nothing more than a sigh from the grow'd-ups. So today I bring you a Festive Cracker Joke to get you in the mood...enjoy!
Why was Santa's little helper feeling depressed? He had low elf-esteem.

Another Xmassy card using one of Ms Sassy Cheryls brilliant digi's, coloured with PM's with a decoupaged scarf & nose with "oodles" of glitter.

Entering it at -
Cupcake Craft - Non-Traditional Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Last Minute Christmas

Friday 10 December 2010


Ladies of a Nervous Disposition LOOK AWAY!!!
If this is your "thang" tell your fella the loft needs lagging! "early" night me-thinks!!

It's a Man's World....

Yep! That space between the bedroom ceiling & the roof tiles is a Man's World & that's where my OH will be spending the day. The "Insulation Police" have been round & we need more of the Itchy-Stuff to help keep us cosy & warm.
Last weekend whilst helping to empty the loft I accidentally left the poor chap trapped up there bursting for a wee, without a ladder to get down. I'd taken the ladder away as my job was to run backwards & forwards from the car, back up to the landing with huge bags of fluff to pass up thru' the weeny gap where OH stood waiting. Whilst getting one bag outta the car a neighbour came over & started chatting about a recent bereavement. She was so upset & about 15 mins later I realised I'd forgotten about my OH who was stranded in the loft!!! Oh the look on his face when I did eventually return...PRICELESS!!
My card today was made for a fellow blogger (Stampin' Fluff), who has moved house, using another gorgeous digi from Make It Crafty, the DP is from my fav' DP-ever, ever, ever, the Basic Grey Indian Summer collection & I've used my Marianne Design Die-cutting-thingy-m-bob to make leafy embellishments & it's all coated in red & copper glitter.

Entering it at -
Alphabet Challenge - G for Glitter
Character Cafe - Glitter Glitter Glitter

Thursday 9 December 2010

Merry 9th of December Everybody!!

What a Bummer to have your Birthday so near to Christmas!!!
I know how hard it is struggling to think what to buy Oliver for Xmas knowing that 3 weeks later it's gonna be his Birthday! Only this morning he reminded me how unfair it is that any money he gets for Xmas he's then asked to hang onto til' after his B'Day before he can go shopping. Of course I blamed his father for gettin' jiggy at the wrong time of selfish!!
I've had my eye on this digi from the awesomeness that is Mo manning over at Mo's Digital Pencil for quite some time & at last an opportunity to purchase it ( and a "few" others) came along! Coloured with PM's, with glittery highlights & mounted on an embossed frame with the DP from Doodlebug & a flower embellie.

Entering it at -
I Love ProMarkers - Christmas Carol / Song - Snow is falling
Digital Tuesday - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Mo's Digital Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Poinsettia Droop

My Christmas poinsettia, guaranteed to last til' January 6th by Mr Tesco is NOT gonna make it!! Me thinks the guarantee only covered the poor thing if it stayed put in the nice warm shop and didn't have to face the Arctic conditions that blew across the car-park when I bought it. I have a handful of green leaves left and a few twiggy stems...if anyone has a Poinsettia Resuscitation Gadget to hand, send it round pronto!
Todays card was made using a digi from Pollycraft, coloured with PM's & Stickles, the DP is from DCWV with red gem snow (random I know!) and a wee bow (Eat yer heart out MINA!!!)

Entering it at -
Cupcake Craft - Little Red Robin
Lollipop Crafts - Welcome WInter

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Fairy Lights...

Ahoy Me Hearty's!
Have spent the past few days entangled in Fairy Lights! It all started when I sent my OH up into the loft to dig out the Xmas decorations (way too cold, damp n' cobwebby for a "lady" to do, plus it meant climbing onto the 2nd rung of the ladder...WOAH!!!) One new set of lights refused to work, one set was dangerously HOT and another set had myseriously shrunk by about10 feet and wouldn't reach round the whole room like they've done every year before !!?? Anyway we're now using up 90% of the National Grids electricity supply, the house looks pretty and the kids are happy!
My card today was a special request for a Scottish themed Xmas card. Using a fab digi from Sassy Cheryl, I've coloured her with ProMarkers, paper-pieced her outfit & used the same DP from the Basic Grey June Bug collection for the background with silver snowflake embellies.

Entering it at -
ABC Christmas - Yuletide (red & green)
Ellephantastic - Red & Green / St Andrew's day
Passion For ProMarkers - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Sir Stampalot Challenge - Travel the World

Friday 3 December 2010

Life's a Hoot!

Yep! Life sure is a hoot if you're a cat! I have been closely monitoring our Cat (Dusty Dust-Bags) and the results are that if there is a chance of "coming back" in the form of an animal put me down for a Domestic Moggy!! Life consists of sleeping, stretching, sleeping, scratching, eating, yawning, sleeping & the occasional posterior cleansing. Yeah! I know you're all thinking "eugh" to the last activity but I say "Hey" Don't knock it till you've tried it!" You never see a cat hurl after!!
Moving card today is using a Pollycraft freebie from yonks ago that I've never used before. Coloured with PM's, glitter & my now defunct snow-writer, cut out & mounted with foam pads with some leafy Marianne Design die-cuts.

Entering it at -
Crafty Cardmakers - White & A Splash
Frosted Designs - Glitter
Raise The Bar - Trees

Thursday 2 December 2010

RSPB Bird Count Winter 2010 (Before Eating Xmas Cake)

Poor Things...RIP!!!

"On the Second Day of December...My True Love Said to Me...!"

"Flamin' 'Eck...It's COLD!!!"
At this point I wish to make an Official Apology to the RSPB. If next years annual Spring Bird Counting statistics throw up a decline in the Starling population I will own up now that I may be a teensy bit responsible. My Xmas Cake disaster on the lawn has almost gone. I can only guess that with all the snow about the poor buggers were desperate (and I mean...DESPERATE!!!) and finally gave in and ate IT!!
Christmas Card requests coming in thick & fast so apols' again if you're all Xmas-Carded-Out!
It's a cutie-patootie from LOTV, coloured with ProMarkers & silver glitter, the DP is from DCWV with a snowflake embellie to finish.

Entering it at -
LOTV - Few of My Favourite Things (def' ProMarkers & Glitter!!)

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Christmas Checklist...

It's Official...Christmas is almost here. I have all the tell-tale of After Eight Mints securely stashed away at the back of the tallest cupboard, red Poinsettia in position (already losing its blooms!!) and several Xmas cards dangling from threads of blu-tak on the wall.
We're all going to a Disco in a couple of weeks (Oliver's football club). It's been a long time since Neil & I hit the Dancefloor, in fact I'm more of an know the sad, geeky ones in Grease who sit there tapping thir feet...that's me. But this year I think I may go mad & revive some Moves-Of-Old. I'm thinking Break-Dancing, maybe a spot of Morris Dancing or some John Travolta Jives...wot jet fink?
My Xmassy card today is for a Gothicky friend using an awesome digi from Tiddly Inks, simply coloured with ProMarkers & Stickles, with red gems on her crown. I think the DP is from DCWV with X-Cut punched snowflakes.

Entering it at -

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