Monday 31 December 2012

Looking For Lurv?

If you're looking for Lurv, then you'll find it on the Best of Just Inklined 2012 cd alongside a whole host of other fabulous images. This digi is Greased Lightning, one of over 200 images squeezed onto a tiny cd that's already heaving with 300 scrapbooking pages & elements.
If that's not exciting enough then the fact it's New Years Eve should help you on your way.
Whatever you're up to tonight...have a great evening & I'll see y'all next year!

Friday 28 December 2012

Hmmmm....Great You Look!

A wiseman once said... “When 900 years old you reach… Look as good, you will not, hmmm?”
The same (so-called) wiseman also said..."Good relations with the Wookiees, I have." (ahem!)
What Ambrose Dunderton (above) may lack in knowledge & wisdom he sure knocks the pants off Yoda when it comes to high fashion and carpet slippers. 
"Much to learn you still have" Yoda about the catwalk.
Don't forget, there's 50% off at the moment. Enter the code 'drdxmas50' at the checkout. Offer ends New Years Day...Hurry!

Thursday 27 December 2012

Sunshine & Flip-Flops

Greetings all!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & Santa was kind.
I won't keep you...there are mince-pies to be stroked & festive drinks to be sniffed.
Here's a card I made earlier in the year, the photo taken in the garden back in the days when the sun shone and toes were adorned with flip-flops and not wellies...sigh.
Spring will be here before you know it....Woo! Hoo!

Tuesday 25 December 2012

50% off Sale

Christmas presents opened?
The house festooned in gift-paper & tinsel?
Coffee table covered in Quality Street wrappers skillfully crafted into wine-glasses & animal shapes?
Feeing a little haggard?
Fear not my friends, for a rescue remedy in the shape of a 50% off SALE at Doctor Digi's House of Stamps is now available.
...a 50% off SALE!
Yep! You heard right...
To help keep you busy in the Christmas aftermath, from
Christmas day till New Year's day, Dr Digi has
50% off all digis! Use the code below at the checkout:
 That's one week of amazing bargains,so grab them while you can!
There's also 2 more fab digi's...
Salon Deirdery
Dunderton Decorators Ltd.

Sunday 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cards made...Tick!
Gifts bought and wrapped...Tick!
Tree, lights, baubles n' tinsel positioned in as aesthetically pleasing manner...Tick!
Pigs in blankets poised ready for the oven...Tick!
So that's it from me until after Christmas.
Time to spend some quality time with Mr C and the offspring, that's unless they all get 'gadgets' on the big day then I'll be back Christmas afternoon looking for someone to talk!
Before I go I want to thank each and everyone who has visited my blog over the past year for all your lovely comments.
I wish you all the Merriest Christmas ever & a Peaceful, Fruity New Year!!

Saturday 22 December 2012

Let Them Eat Cake

This is the warning being issued by the RSPB following the unusual rise in bird obesity in the Hertfordshire area over the past 2 years. It appears that 'someone' (their identity is not being disclosed) has being putting out 'failed Christmas' cakes, that had been rejected by the building industry as house-bricks, to the birds in the North Herts area.
It seems birds arrive in gardens in peak condition...
(Norman the pigeon)
...and then find themselves unable to take off, with chronic indigestion and requiring the assistance of the emergency services to air-lift them to the gym for a work-out having indulged in said festive offering.
Officials have been reassured that the cake offender, who is believed to be a cateringly-challenged female, about 21 years old (ahem!), lacking in height and with a thing for George Clooney has in fact given up entirely in her attempt to bake a Christmas cake and has been caught on CCTV this year purchasing a rather natty one from a Tesco supermarket. Despite this assurance, the public are still advised that she may be armed with a dibber or trowel so approach with caution...and if you're offered cake...RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday 21 December 2012

It's Not Over...

...until the Big Fella has delivered the last remaining gift aboard his trusty sleigh.
Yes...this is 'Surfin' Santa from the digital stethoscope that is Doctor Digi's House of Stamps.
After all his deliveries on Christmas Eve you will find ol' Santa slapping on the sun-screen & surfin' waves somewhere hot n' steamy and NOT sat at home trumping on a brussel sprout like the rest of us.
Oh he is a Wise Man!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Mo's Digital Pencil Blog Hop

Ahoy fans of Mo's Digital Pencil.
It's our final Blog Hop for 2012, so as your hostess this month I thought I'd stir things up a bit in the Dream Team camp with my chosen theme of .......
Never in my life have I seen so many toys thrown out of the team pram as when I announced my theme. Threats to triple, even quadruple, the number of embellishments & papers normally used on cards have been's got so bad I've had to call in MI5 & MI6 to monitor my fellow teamies contributions to this CLEAN & SIMPLE theme.
So here you CLEAN & SIMPLE card using Sheep.
I hope you'll join in with our hop this month, if only to help me 'Police' the use of embellishments by the rest of the gang. As I'm at the beginning you'll need to pop over to our Julie's next. Beware, Julie is the 'Embellishment Queen' so don't forget 'CLEAN & SIMPLE'
If you spot any flowers, gems, acres of ribbon and cards with oooodles of general fabbiness along the way let me know and I'll release the hounds!
Oooh...before you go...if you'd like the chance to get your mitts on a $5 voucher to spend at Mo's Digital Pencil then leave comments along the hop as there are 2 spot prizes up for grabs.
Good luck & enjoy!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Feeling Fruity

Morning Fruitcakes!
If you're suffering from Christmas card overload then your visit here today is quite safe.
 Not a snowflake, snowman or snowy scene to be found.
No snow...Nowt! Nothing! Nada!
So here you go...raspberries! I fell in love with Flourishes Stamps after being inspired week in & week out by the amazing Dawn over at My Stamping Thyme and now I've found them on sale in the UK I'm so excited to have finally got my hands on a set (or 2...ahem!)
After wrongly accusing my printer of gross misconduct earlier in the week I was forced to buy flowers, a fruit basket and make a card by way of an apology, so this card is perfect (although it should read 'Life without my beloved Printer is like a Life without Card Stash') seems printers do hold grudges!
Papers - Docrafts 'Me to You-With Love' collection
Promarkers, Petaloo flowers & gems

Tuesday 18 December 2012

A Close Shave

A close shave...but not of the leg hair variety. No, it's winter for goodness sake, one needs as much natural 'foliage' as possible to stay warm on those days when Mr C has his Scrooge-Heating-Head on.
The close shave came in the form of a last minute reprieve for the printer which almost met the sharp end of a heavy implement yesterday.  Mid afternoon, after almost 24hrs of wrestling with wires & instructions, installing & uninstalling, pressing this button & that knob and having a major nervous breakdown, in rode my knight in shining armour ( genius-with-a-compoooooter-brother turned up in his silver Renault Megane ) and saved the day. That said, it took him a further 5 hours to work out that the printer was working fine and that a heap of Windows updates had messed up the printers program and my poor fluffy-bunny-wunny-printer-winter (that's enough sucking-up!) was innocent all the time (Gulp!)
Hoorah for my Bro'!
This was to be my final Christmas card posting this year but I've missed 2 people (EEK!) so I may have a couple more to share later in the week. Thank goodness my darling, sweet, gorgeous printer is working (do you think printers hold grudges?)

Monday 17 December 2012

Season of Goodwill

Don't get me wrong. I know it's the season of goodwill...but that's to 'all men'.
There's no mention of Printers in this festive phrase and so today visitors to our house will find me in a state of angst throttling the printer, cables, discs & associated paraphernalia with gay abandon.
I won't take long...a swift blow with an axe I've just been n' purchased should do the trick and then everything will be back to normal. drown out the cries of the soon-to-be-ex-printer here's my penultimate selection of Christmas cards for this year (Phew!)
If you want any details on stash used just drop me.
Are we done yet?
Almost there....
There! Done!
Now...can't stop...I need to work on my alibi incase the Printer Police come a-knockin'.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Let There Be Lights...Lots of Them!!

Hi everyone.
If you're of the Christmas celebratory persuasion then I hope your plans for the big day are going well. A big 'UP' to all the crazy folk who have adorned their homes with as many festive decorations & lights as their electricity supplier can cope with. We have a simple line of red berry balls & blue, twinkly lights outside, just enough to light up the front door...not enough to confuse incoming planes that our drive is a runway strip!
Here's another selection of Christmas cards for your delight & delectation.
Fat Cat Fred (Papercraft Essentials download)
Four Square Snowmen - Sassy Cheryl
Snowman - Lily of the Valley
Have a fabulous day and I'll see you tomorrow with my penultimate selection of festive cards.

Friday 14 December 2012

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Quick you lot!
The fab 25% off sale at Mo's Digital Pencil ends Sunday 16th December.
 Enter the Coupon Code "CHEERS2U" at checkout to get 25% off your order.
Hurry! You don't want to miss this fabulous offer.

Naughty or Nice?

Morning All!
Stick me on the Naughty List this week and brace yourselves for a rush of Christmas cards over the next day or so. I've had so many commisions this year (Thank you everyone!!) but not got round to posting them all, so if you're currently in 'Christmas Card Overload' rehab' you may wish to look away....Now!
With only 10 days to go until the big day, excitement in our house has reached fever-pitch. Yes! Our annual rush to buy the Christmas Radio Times has already taken place. We only buy the Christmas edition, not to check out the TV listings for the festive period but for the Mega-Cryptic-You'll-Never-Complete-In-A-Million-Years crossword on the inside back cover. During these cold winter nights, Mr C & I can be found snuggled up under a ream of paper, armed with pens, a dictionary and a jumbo thesauras going crazy trying to understand the insane minds of the people who write the clues. We sure know how to live it up!

Tuesday 11 December 2012


Just Inklined
Use December Discount coupon code DDFB30 for a massive 30% off all digital stamps, clear polymer stamps & crafting CD-ROMs at throughout December!


Banner for Mo's sale please make sure you link the image to her shop

The digital genius that is Mo Manning (AKA Mo's Digital Pencil) is having a SALE.
Just use the Coupon Code "CHEERS2U" at checkout to get 25% percent off your order. This coupon code is only good through Sunday, December 17th!!
What are you waiting for...must dash!

Thursday 6 December 2012

Snow Joke

Hey Everyone!
I hope you're all managing to stay warm (if you're in Blighty) as it's f-f-f-f-f-freeeeeezing outside.
Yesterday we had a 'slight' covering of the white stuff, just a light dusting but enough to throw the whole of the UK into disarray and grind some areas to a halt.
Popped out today for some random purchases, blankets for the kids beds, a Carbon Monoxide alarm, cyclamen and Christmas dinner. Posted all our cards, postage cost more than making all the cards...sheeesh! Just Mr C's gift to get now, otherwise I'm all done. I'm going to cocoon myself indoors now until Spring and get some serious card-making done.
Q.Why do skeletons hate winter?
A.Because the cold goes right thru' them.
Cue tumbleweed moment.......
Stamp - Fat Cat Fred (Papercraft Essentials download)
Memory Box Snowflake border die
Promarkers, glitter.

Tuesday 4 December 2012


The birds are back in the garden stuffing themselves silly in preparation for the cold weather ahead.
Some are regular feathered friends of the Tidy Garden.
Take Norman the Wood Pigeon, not the brightest of birds. The other day I watched as he pecked his way through a slice of bread. His table manners aren't particularly great, he has a habit of flicking his food across the lawn with each bite. On this occasion though, the daft-arse flicked the slice over his head onto his back and then stood gormlessly looking about wondering where it had gone!
The he gave up & wandered off to find more grub, still wearing his stale Warbuton's accessory. 
It was like a panto scene with me yelling from the window "It's behind you!!!!"
Then arrived Mr Blackbird, who's clearly undecided as to which side of the fence he sits.
It all goes on in our garden.
Promarkers, glitter.
Entering it at -

Monday 3 December 2012

Just Inklined Blog Hop

Morning Everyone!
It's the first Monday of the month which means Blog Hop time for the gang at Just Inklined.
Our hostess this month is Karen L and her chosen theme is 'All That Glitters'.
Now I've uploaded my cards on to ol' Blogger the glitter isn't really showing but I can assure you ALL the snow is silver glitter & the rick-rack ribbon is sparkly silver too....honest guv'!
This is just a couple of examples of the cards I've made for my lovely gardening clients this year.
I've used the beautiful Robin on a Watering Can,  coloured with Promarkers, 'oooooodles' of glitter and papers from the Papermania 'Deck the Halls' collection.
If you're joining in with our hop then you should have arrived here from our very own glittery Jak's blog, after me it's Lori for a sparkly sensation. If you want to start back at the beginning then Karen L's the place to be for a dusting of twinkle.
There are 2 spot prizes somewhere along the hop for 2 lucky bloggers who leave a comment, so good luck and enjoy!

Sunday 2 December 2012


What better way to celebrate the final Christmas card being made, written & sealed than with a humongous cake!
Now there's a story in itself...brace yourselves. Favourite daughter, who is cateringly-challenged like her mother, asked this afternoon if she could make meringue biscuits. At this moment the usual 'alarm bells of fear' failed to work. Somehow (insanely) I said 'go for it'...clearly my brain had not defrosted from standing on the freezing touch-line of my son's football match ealier in the day.
A simple recipe resulted in:-
Favourite son splattered with meringue mix,
Favourite daughter requiring a complete change of clothes following a struggle with a food mixer (on high speed) and a giant box of icing sugar,
A vacuum cleaner to clear the air of the icing sugar smog,
EVERYTHING in the kitchen needing wiping down and...
A small fire!
There's never a dull moment in our house.
Promarkers (inc' background)
Entering it at -
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