Wednesday 28 September 2011

Beware of Dot!

Yes! Ladies, Gentlemen, People of the World...Beware my friends, there is a new threat to the Global Economy, far greater than anything else you may have witnessed so far!
For the purpose of this tale I shall give this threat the name 'Dot', for that is her real name!!
Dot, who I believe works at The Stamp Hut, is able to make you part with vast sums of money with her amazing Triple-Embossing demonstrations at Craft Shows in the blink of an eye!!
It all started when my naughty-side dragged me kicking n' screaming to Stamperama lat month. Before I knew it I was drawn to Dot & hypnotised by her craft. She sat there all day conjuring up the most beautiful embellies, patiently taking questions from the vast crowd that had gathered, even trying out experiments that some daft cow (me) asked her to do.
Before I knew it the ol' Visa card was swiped & my purchases bagged. I'm sure Dot had a swift pint (or two) when I'd gone...poor woman!!
So prepare to be bored over the coming weeks with my new toys Colourful Thoughts Jewel Enamels.

This was a chipboard flower triple-embossed in silver Colourful Thoughts embossing powder, a splash of  glitter & some flakey things called Stellar Flash & then stamped. 3 glitter peel-offs & a Kaisercraft rub-on sentiment to finish.

Entering it at -
Crafty Creations - CAS (not clean if you count the amount of glitter I'm covered in!!)

Sunday 25 September 2011

Christmas Cake Orders Being Taken !!!

I Jest! I Jest!
Don't panic...I'm kidding. Sheesh...the bird population still needs another year to recover from my Xmas cake disasters of last year that I cruelly fed to them.
I didn't dare particpate in this years RSPB Spring 'Birdwatch in the Garden' survey, in fact I'm not sure their were sightings of our feathered friends within a 100 mile radius of my house.
My card today was made for my SIL who can cook (show off!)'s Perfection from the digital quill of Mo Manning AKA Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with Promarkers, my lovely bloggy pal Mina (and fellow Dream Team buddy) sent me these lush papers in one of her generous candy give-a-ways. Some lace, foam flowers & a ceramic 'Sweet' tile sentiment to finish.

Entering it at -
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Friday 23 September 2011


A BIG SHOUT OUT to the very talented Multi-Taskers who I gave way to in my car this morning at a traffic-calming speed-bump! Not just any ol' speed-bump I tell yer...NO...this one was in the middle of the road with the added bonus of huge planters on either side for that extra steering challenge!
First...a BIG UP to the lorry driver that I let through who was able to text, steer & give me a wry grin as a way of showing his appreciation as I waited patiently.
Secondly...a MAHOOSIVE WOOP! WOOP! to the lady in her flash car, who was not only able to steer & raise her hand to thank me for letting her through...but...was also able to apply her mascara whilst looking in her sun-visor at the same time whilst manouvering said speed-bump
Not sure who GRRRR'd me the most...those two or the perfect driver who just couldn't be arsed to thank me!!
Hey! Ho!
It is Friday...let me hear a "RAH!"
My card is a paper-pieced freebie from Tiddlyinks on an embossed framed background with computer generated sentiment

Wednesday 21 September 2011

It's been one of those days...'s been one of those days...
The day started with the cat wailing to let me know she'd sat on the edge of her litter-tray & missed.
My gardening job today included bagging up 2 squished frogs, complete with entrails (hurl!) and my son was heard suggesting to his dad that he trade me in for a new woman as I'd clearly let myself go!!
In the past 5 mins my daughter has just tripped up the stairs & sent fruit-juice I can't stop...carpets to clean.
My card today is for a pal who has a poorly back and is spending her days horizontal on the floor to ease her pain. It's a rather attractive (complete with hairy-legs) nurse from Just Inklined. The digi papers are by Summer Driggs (Summertime Designs) Falling For Fall collection with handmade concertinaed flowers & red sticker dots to finish.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Football! Football! Football!

Have spent best part of the weekend either watching my son play football, making birthday cards for all the players in his team for the coming year or washing football kit.
I've used Soccer Dude & Soccer Girl from Mo's Digital Pencil, all coloured with Promarkers & mounted with foam pads onto white card which I've embossed a frame outline around & printed out the sentiment. I had to make note of the colour of all the players boots so they're perfectly personalised with their kit colours too.

Sunday 18 September 2011

Less is More...or Less

I've got 'Pruners Arm' today so will keep my posting brief.
Made this card for my lovely bloggy pal Tracey over at My Crafty Corner who had her birthday last week.
It's 5 peices of digi paper from the Summer Driggs 'Dance with Me' collection from Summertime Designs, printed onto white card & glittered with a black peel-off sentiment.
Off to oil my joints...catch yer in the week sometime...have a good 'un xx

Saturday 17 September 2011

Dirty Word

Brace yourselves...I bring you a PEEL-OFF card in its entirety.
Yes...I know for many the PEEL-OFF is a dirty word, a word mentioned only behind closed doors with a grimace and a snigger. Frowned upon and heads turned away in disgust.
Oh the shame!!
But...yer know what...who cares..NOT ME! I have PEEL-OFFS and I'm NOT afraid to use them.
These are all sparkly black flowers mounted onto white card, some with foam pads for a bit of dimension with dots and swirls too.

Thursday 15 September 2011

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

It's the monthly blog Hop for Mo's Dream Team and this month the theme chosen by Mina "Queen of Ribbon" is...wait for it...RIBBON!!

I thought I'd use Laura Ashley Contemporary Glittered adhesive ribbon (to disguise the fact I'm rubbish at fancy creations with the 'floppy' variety!!) There are 4 strips behind the gorgeous Tall Houses from Mo's Digital Pencil that have been coloured with Promarkers & glitter and mounted with foam pads to create a New Home card.
If you're joining in our hop then you should have arrived here from the lovely Kerttu's blog and after me, you'll need to wing your way to Julie's blog for I'm guessing something quite spectacular! If your bloggy Sat-Nav's on the blink & you're lost & want to start back at the beginning, then head off to Mina's.
For your chance to grab one of two $5 vouchers to spend at Mo's Digital Pencil, you'll need to leave a comment for each of the DT on the hop...ENJOY! xx

Monday 12 September 2011


Not Me...I hasten to add!!
No, down south here (in the UK), we're on the edge of a small hurricane that's blowing the leaves n' fragile branches off the trees. My Monday gardening job is for a lady whose land is surrounded by huge trees & everytime the wind whipped up I watched them as the force bent them back n' forth, ready to 'leg it''s pretty scary out there (and that's just the state of my windswept hair!!)
Today I bring you Spit-Happens from the digital quill of Mo Manning AKA Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured (as if you can't guess) with Promarkers, papers & tags from the First Edition Up & Away collection and finished with one of my 'dodgily' tied ribbons.
Off to glue leaves back on the's NOT autumn yet!!

Entering it at -
Pollycraft - Baby Love
I Did It - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy - Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
C.R.A.F.T. - Children

Saturday 10 September 2011

Back From the Hills...

Yes I'm back from the hills but with more hideous spider tales to scare the b-jeepers outta you!
Just as I thought it was safe to return, my OH found another of those darned tarantula-like critters in the sink this morning but as he plunged his hand in to 'save' it (huh!!) he had to break the web it had spun across the flamin' sink. What the heck was it hoping to catch...ME!!!???
As he chucked it out the door he saw it throw out a web to break its your skin crawling yet?
So a 'perty' card to take your mind off the above... a scalloped die-cut centred card with a selection of punched out flowers n' foliage using Nellie Snellen & X-Cut punches with glittery peel-off centres.
Can't to re-silicon seal the entire house...

Tuesday 6 September 2011

RUN FOR THE HILLS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't make cards today ... there's a ruddy huge spider in the house. This one measuring approx' 8 feet (get it!?) must be the son of the hideous beast found in the same room at the weekend ... now that one was MAHOOSIVE!!!!!!!!!
Off to call the Fire Brigade.....

Monday 5 September 2011

Time of My Life...

It's official ... I am having the time of my life being a Self-Employed Gardener. I've met some of the loveliest people & I'm so busy, which is great (fingers-crossed this continues).
If you're interested (and didn't already know) I have a gardening blog too 'Tidy Gardens by Jane'...(I know, shameless plug), the link is on the sidebar, with all things green, flowery n' edible.
My card today to celebrate my bizarre 'happiness' is Gardener Guy from Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with Promarkers on an embossed framed card. Papers from the First Edition Hideaway collection with more 'gorgeous' leafy & flowery' black peel-off embellies, green gem flowers & a random silver & black butterfly from my stash.

Thursday 1 September 2011

Up! Up!...and Away!

Can't stop...the sun's only gone n' come out today and I don't wanna miss it.
My card today is an emsemble of hot-air balloon peel-offs (yeah! Peel-offs & I don't care!!), mounted onto alcohol-inked card (Watermelon, Sunset-orange & silver).

Entering it at -
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
The Stampman - Travel
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