Thursday, 26 June 2008


Just to let all you lovely blogging pals that I won't be around for a few days - have family come to stay for a bit. :) :) Will have nothing to show - doubt if i will get any crafting down, lol, lol. :)

Thank you to everyone who keeps popping on - you are all sweeties and I really really appreciate it. :) :)

Friday, 20 June 2008

Good News....

My good news is that I submitted some drawings to Spiral Whisper and they are going to be made into stamps - yeaaaa I am sooo chuffed. :) :) Spiral Whisper is a new blog and they are going to launch their website soon - see countdown on side bar. ;) :)They will be selling the stamps on their site. They are revealing some previews this weekend of peoples drawings before the launch - check out their blog here, keep checking back for all the previews. They will also be running a competition to name some things. ;) :)

Would love to know what you think when my previews are shown. ;) :) :)

Blog candy over at...

the lovely Emma's blog. Emma is such a sweet person and does wonderful work - check out her blog too - it is fabby. :) :)

I've been tagged....

by the lovely Leo over at Crafty templates - Thanks Leo :) :) But before I start Leo also has a competion running on her blog - you can check it out here. :) :)

The "rules" of the game: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Ten years ago:
Oooh what was I doing???? Well would have been working, mum, wife and all the lovely things they involve. ;)

Five things in today's 'to do list':
1. Housework 2. Update blog 3. Cook a proper dinner 4. Sort out my week's pending mail 5. Relax after busy week, lol.

Snacks I enjoy:
Oooh well chocolate, crisps, strawberries, chocolate - did I mention chocolate, lol, lol

Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
That's easy, give money to all my wonderful family - pay off mortgage - go for a huge long holiday, do some charity work, give up my job, craft all day when I wanted to and buy lots of yummy stash, lol.

Places I have lived:
Well, N.Ireland (born and bred there), West Berlin, London, various places in Dorset, Australia.

I need to tag some other people now so I'll leave this post like this and anyone would like to consider themselves tagged then leave a comment and I'll pop over and see you. :) :)

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Debs Designs - All is revealed.....and This Thursday Challenge

I have just heard from Leo at Crafty templates that the colour-in images are ready and available - yeaaa :) :)The blinkie on the top right bar will take your straight there or else CLICK HERE

First for the Fun Birthday Set.......

Today is the first day of a brand new challenge blog called thisthursday Their first challenge is 'Fresh', so I have decided to enter this card because Sammy the Sheep is hanging in the 'Fresh' air, lol and also the colours are fresh and bright. :) :) Pop over to thisthursday's blog and check it out. :) :) I used white liquid applique - love the effect. :)

Oops lovely bright card and great for an invite - but look what I forgot to do when making up the card.... I forgot to cut around the mouse and his sign - that what getting too tired does for you, lol, lol. I didn't notice until it was way too late - so forgive me please, :) :)

Now for Jeremy does Birthday Set.....


Leo has some fab images out herself too and have just completed the samples for them also - they are of her fabulous Pen through the decades - check them out. ;) :)

Thanks for looking and if you link me to any cards you make with my colour-in images then I'll drop by and leave a comment. :) :)

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Sneak Peeks

Okay I find myself apologizing again for being a bad blogger :( But I have some good news for everyone...I have 2 new sets of images coming out this Thursday evening :) and they are of course available as downloads from Crafty Templates

For anyone who liked Jeremy - remember him - the Giraffe well there is more to him than you thought, lol, lol. And there is another set - fun birthday range. I do hope you will like them. :) Let me know what you think when they become available. ;) :)
The top link on the right-hand bar will take you straight there when you want to go. ;) :)

Here are the sneak peeks.......

Thanks for looking :) :)

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Baby Boy

card and wee T-shirt. :) :)
The card is made from die-cuts, I stitched the pram and used glitter gel pen to decorate added backing paper and frame. :)

The wee t-shirt was from Louly
It comes undecorated - so I used a bib die-cut and embellished it and glued on, added the lettering 'cool' and ribbon. I think it is soooo sweet and the wee hanger too. :) :) Just something a tad different. ;) :)

Just because card

I wanted to make it - for no-one in particular. :) :)

I have used Marlou's felt bird embellishment ( check out her etsy shop, link on my right hand side bar). She sent me this, the beautiful lace ribbon and epoxy flowers and this is what I came up with, I really love it becuase it is bright and cheery to me. ;) :) Oh, yes I also used one of her hand painted buttons too. :) Thanks Marlou xx

Thanks for looking. :) :)

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Look what I received this morning..

from the lovely BettyBoo from PCJ. Aren't they just absolutely gorgeous - thanks BettyBoo. :) :)

The cd is an RAK for me hosting an altered cd swap over at PCJ - he is sooo sweet and his name is Ollie. :) :) He shall hang proudly on my new painted craft room wall. :) :)

The card is stunning - what else can I say - I love it too. :) It is another RAK - lucky me. :) :) I love BettyBoo's work - pop over and check out her blog. :) :)


Here are a couple of ATC's I have made too. :) :) Both flower images are from a stamp swap too over at PCJ. :) :)

Sunday, 8 June 2008

My craft space and a couple of projects..

I know I haven't been around for a while - but - I have painted my craft room to a lighter colour and am happy with it. ;) :) Here is one section where I do my main crafting....

I also took a notion for trying to paint a canvas, lol, lol. Well here it is too. It is an A3 size. I free hand drew the word - didn't want it to be all perfect and straight, lol, added a few other embelli's that took my fancy and this is the finished result. I am pleased with it for my first attempt and because it is so large too. :) :) It's bright and cheery :) :)

And lastly here is a card holder thingy I made too - just because the notion took me, lol, lol. I want to display all the RAK cards etc that my lovely cyber friends send me ( not birthday cards, would need too much space for that, lol) So here is the idea I came up with... I used bamboo cane for the card and some lengths of ribbons and some good old common wooden clothes pegs. I doodled on the pegs and added some wee flowers. Added pretty bloom to top hanging ribbbon and some beads to end of cane and that was it. :) :) I will be making a few more of these to add other cards to. I really have enjoyed doing these two projects - because it was what I wanted no-one else, lol.

Thanks for looking :) :) :)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008


Well here we are as promised, lol, lol my ATC's I did for a swap over at PCJ. The theme was Man. I have made 2 for this swap and third one is an RAK made from a stamp image swap at PCJ. The image came from Chooks - thankyou. :) :)

This is a paperbag studio stamp. :)

This is actually part of a demin tag that came with my DS's new jeans, lol, lol.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

So Sorry....

I haven't been around lately, I have hardly made anything!!! I will hopefully get around all my lovely blogging pals real soon and see what you have been up to, lol, lol.

I have managed to do a L/O and some ATC's today. :) :) :) I will show the L/O today and keep the ATC's for tomorrow or Thursday when I am next on my pc. :) :)

The L/O was a class set by the lovely Jay over at PCJ on how to show movement in your L/O.

Pics of my DH and DS when we were in Auckland, New Zealand visitng DH's brother. ;) :)

piccy might not be great - bad lighting.