Sunday 29 April 2012

Happy Berfday Lil' Bro'

Tiz my Lil' Bro's birthday today....he's 18 months younger than me (which makes him 19½
Sometimes I wonder if we really are related. He's almost 10' tall and can touch the ceiling in the bedroom whilst standing in the kitchen on the ground floor...I am a mere 5'2" and can just about touch the floor with my feet when I sit on the sofa.
When out & about in the car I have my seat right upto the steering wheel with bricks tied to the pedals so my short legs can reach. My brother, sits in the trailer towed behind in order to steer his car!
My bro' loves watching sport on TV, I enjoy watching fit blokes, in lycra, playing sport on TV.
My brother can cook...regular visitors to this blog will know I cleary can NOT cook!
Happy Birthday Little Bruver!

Papers - First Edition Desert Bloom
Promarkers, brown star gems, Kanban sentiment

Thursday 26 April 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our Shaker Card Blog Hop last week and for all your lovely comments.
As promised, there were 2 x $5 prizes up for grabs to 2 lucky peeps to spend at Mo's Digital pencil.
Well one of the lucky winners was.....drumroll.....trumpet fanfare....


To claim your prize please make sure you have registered in the NEW shop then contact Mo at with your full name so she can find your account and set you up with your prize.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Another Wedding Drama...

So here you go, another Wedding Card request for a couple getting hitched next month.
Again, memories of my crazy wedding day came flooding back.
My dress was a beautiful, full-on meringue which needed a special hooped petticoat underneath to give me that ultimate puff-ball look. All day I floated about like a beautiful princess, wafting my big frock here n' there, knocking over small children & ornaments.
My parents had kindly agreed that we could have our reception at their house with a small marquee in the garden. Because my dress was so 'meringuey' I couldn't fit into their downstairs 'cloakroom' to use the facilities when nature called, so I had to resort to 'hoicking' my frock up in a non-princessy manner to get up the stairs to the big bathroom.
It would have been more graceful if I'd simply thrown myself out of a bedroom window afterwards using my dress as a parachute to rejoin our guests...but no...I gracefully walked back downstairs complete with the bathmat attached to the end of my dress that had managed to latch onto one of the wire hoops in my enormous petticoat that had worked its way loose!
Honestly...I'm sure I was only put on this earth as the comedy act!
There's more...(Yes More!) but you'll have to wait for the next wedding card.

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Papermania (I think) wedding collection
Promarkers, punched flowers with pink pearly flower centres, pink heart embellies

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Oh The Memories.....

I've been asked to make a few wedding cards and here's the first one.
It reminded me of my wedding day... memories of practising my walk up the aisle (in my mum & dads hallway) with my Maid of Honour. At the church the walk to the alter was L-Shaped. The plan was to STOP at the turn & allow my MOH to rearrange my long dress (Yes! Kids...I have worn a frock before!!) in preparation for my elegant approach to much beloved who stood up the front (probably wondering what sort of lunatic he was marrying)
In all the excitment I forgot to stop, MOH bent down to fluff my rear, stood on the end of my dress and I carried on walking. I was lucky the dress wasn't ripped off me as I strode forward & the frock didn't!
The day had just begun, there was more to follow.....

Promarkers, silver glitter, mirrored hearts.

Thursday 19 April 2012

This'll Make You Chortle!

Need a smile on yer chops? Read this....

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

Woah there Horsey!
Where is this year going...time is just flying by!?
It's Blog Hop time again for the Dream Team of Mo's Digital Pencil and this month Heidy is our hostess with her chosen theme of SHAKER CARDS.

I think most of us had never made a Shaker card before and if any of the others joined me in confession, they would own up to a few mistakes in the making of our cards with quite a lot of the 'shakings' ending up on the floor!
So here's mine, I've used Sophie, coloured with Promarkers (what else!) to create a CAS card. The flowers were cut from some lush Doodlebug paper, the centres punched out with an X-cut retro flower punch, foam pads added around the cut out and yellow glittery dust added to form the 'pollen' shaker part. The punched out flower were then used at the bottom of the card with white card-candy centres added.
I hope you'll join with our hop this month & check out the other 'Shaking' creations that the team have put together, as always there are $5 vouchers up for grabs for 2 lucky peeps who leave comments along the hop to spend in Mo's Digital emporium.
If you're already on the hop then you should have arrived here from the lovely Gretha's blog, after me, head on over to Julie's fabulous blog for some more inspiration. If you'd like to start at the beginning, then Heidy's amazing blog is the place to be.
Have a groovy hop everyone!

Saturday 14 April 2012

Men & Their Tools

Don't get me started on Man Tools...let's just say....lightweight, short curtain pole, 10 inch drill, 4 foot wide hole, matchsticks, superglue and anything else that can be stuffed into oversized hole where screws should sit snuggly! Nuff said...

Papers from stash  (DCWV I think)
Promarkers, ribbon, house-shaped button & Kanban sentiment

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Flying By...

Apologies that card postings, for a while, may be a bit thin on the ground and even BIGGER apologies for my lack of commenting too on all your lovely blogs.
My gardening work is picking back up again so I'm quite busy.
Here's a couple of quick cards that I made for Easter (an alternative to Eggs n' Bunnies). They're beautiful butterfly & dragonfly peel-offs with shiny card-candy highlights...simples!
Off to dodge the showers & plant some lavenders.....

Friday 6 April 2012

Easterly Greetings

This is me looking all sweet, girly & innocent in a frock in the garden with my basket of Easter eggs & my rabbit-eared dog. 
I shall be donning the above attire on Sunday and skipping gaily round the street delivering festive chocolates and fluffy, yellow chicks to small children and the elderly.
This is of course all part of my community service punishment having been arrested earlier in the week for running naked down the road during a rare moment of rain...Spoilsports!
Have a groovy weekend everybody and beware police with nakedness-dectector-devices hidden in

Papers - Forever Friends Springtime collection
Promarkers, Queen & Co felt swirls, flowers from stash.

Tuesday 3 April 2012

"It's Raining .... Rain! Hallelujah"

Ahoy Me Hearties!
I won't keep's just started raining here for the first time in months. Off to run naked down the street in celebration.....catch you all later!

Papers - Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection
Promarkers, X-Cut punched flowers, Card Candy centres, oodles of glitter and a Kanban sentiment.

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