Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dawn's blog candy and a window on my world

Dawn is giving away some blog candy to celebrate her 20,000 hits - way to go Dawn!! All you have to do is take a photo of your crafting space/room and if you're in the photo even better (and if you have any furry crafting buddies she would love to see them too~!!) - It's great to put a face to the name!!! - A winner will be chosen on Friday 31/10/08 at 8pm.

I read about this candy on Rach's blog and was ooh'ing and aah'ing over her fabby craft space - you lucky thing! Don't all laugh now but here's my little window on the world, I have the back bedroom which I share with my hubby (although his little corner for his radio control cars, boats and planes is getting smaller and smaller, bless him). I keep all the stuff I use all the time in this room, but have plenty more in the other spare bedroom and the garage - it's frightening how much stuff you collect!! So without further ado, here's my little space Dawn - but first things first, meet Lady, our new addition to the family. She shares my chair with me - she hogs it and I sit on the very edge of it!!

Some of my punches - yep I use them all. Also is the set of drawers from Ikea that house a lot of wood mounted stamps, love it!! On the wall is some of the wood mounted Xmas stamps

A close up of the set of Ikea drawers - perfect for stamps

Where I play

The enitre wall is one large cupboard with new shelving from Ikea, there are 3 sets of double sliding doors that hide the stash. I couldn't get it all into one pic without balancing on the bannister (not a good idea when you're my size!!!) so have posted 3 pics. The drawer units on the floor keep my ribbons, some of the A4 card and embellishments.

I love this 12 x 12 paper storage, only problem is I need a couple more but have not been able to source any in the UK boohoo. I have 12 x 12 shelving for the rest of the paper and card in the other bedroom so would love another couple to save me trailing backwards and forwards.

More doglets for you Dawn

My flower addiction and stamp pads and Nestie storage - lots of people have emailed asking what the nesties are stuck to. It's self adhesive magnetic sheets that I got off Ebay, they've been stapled to a sheetof hardboard and the hardboard fixed to the wall. I find it so much easier to get the size I need when they are all mounted together than having to hunt through a CD case that they used to be kept in

Hubby's wee corner and MESS!

I'll be back later with another card.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 27 October 2008

Whiff of joy does the treble except it's not a treble!!

I had to do another combo today else I would never get all the challenges done that I want to - there seems to be new ones springing up almost every week and you know what a challenge junkie I am, I break out in hives if I think I can't get them all done lol. So, I've managed to combine this weeks Basic Grey which is shapes, This Thursday which is throw a curve and I've used the fab sketch on Dutch Dare - and have just realised it's last weeks sketch - doh!!!

I also want to apologise for not leaving comments on your blogs - my modem is on it's last legs and I am waiting for Telewest to send the replacement (hopefully this week) so as soon as I ave it I will be able to leave comments. I keep on losing connection and having to reboot the modem which is doing my head in big time - never fear, you can't keep me quiet for long lol.

I have coloured Matthew with present from Whiff of Joy with distress inks and H2O's (I had to use the light box tonight, the clocks going back is doing nothing for my photography skills - so unfortunately the H2O's are showing very shimmery which they are not IRL). The sentiment is also from Whiff of Joy and has been punched with a SU Word Window punch.

The papers are the yummy Basic Grey Offbeat papers (from the 6 x 6 pad).

The Zoomz are from Stamp Galaxy and the snowflakes are punched with Martha Stewart and Dovecraft punches.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah Kay Animals challenge

The challenge this week on the Sarah Kay challenge blog is to incorporate animals into your card. I love this image, these little doglets remind me so much of my Rosie and Roxy so I just had to use it. I've gone with another kick-stand card, love these - they are so quick and easy to make.
I have coloured the image with distress inks and H2O's (yep - again) and have used the delish Basic Grey Wassail papers. I've stamped the insert (also BG Wassail paper) with a HOTP scroll stamp. The sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley Xmas set which I got from The Hobby House. The borders are punched with my Martha Stewart lace doily punch. Flowers, etc from stash.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 26 October 2008

A Forever Friend Star

The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is stars at nigh - something spooky or stars. I don't do Halloween cards as a rule so have gone with the stars theme. I built the card around these HOTP papers from an old QVC kit, think the colours are great for a man's card.

I've gone for overkill with the stars lol, but the left border looked a bit bare so I decided to put the sizzix stars along that edge.

I coloured the image with the usual distress inks/H2O's. The papers are from the QVC HOTP TSV from last year (I think).
Sentiment is Cuddly Buddly
The stars are from the Sizzix stars die
The star clip was in amongst a fab surprise gift off my friend Alice.
I thought the burgundy paper looked a bit bland when the card was assembled so I doodled some stitching around the edge with a gel pen.
The zig-zag border is a Martha Stewart punh - love this one, it embosses as well as punches.

I'll be back later on today with my Sarah Kay challenge card, see ya later - have a fab Sunday

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 24 October 2008

Camilla has some yummy candy up for grabs and I've been tagged

Hop on over to Camilla's blog and enter her candy give away - it's nothing less than the super suave 007 Charlie from Whiff of Joy stamps!!!! Here is Camilla's card made with the stamp - hasn't she done the most amazing job!!!!!

I have been tagged by my dear friend Donalda
Here is how this one works.......

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Answer the five sets of five (this is the easy part) Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Things I love -
1. My family
2. Animals - especially my dogs
3. My friends
4. Anything to do with crafts
5. Reading

Things I don't love -
1. Ironing (ewwwwww)
2. Working (would rather stay home and play)
3. Shopping (unless it's craft shopping)
4. Being taken for granted (and yes it happens all the time sadly)
5. Offal, brussells sprouts, asparagus, shell fish, chocolate cake (REVOLTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Favorite Music on IPOD or playlist
I don't have an i-pod or playlist, just listen to the first CD that I pull out of the RAK (I still live in the dark ages lol)

Favorite Foods/drinks -
1. Ice cream - any except chocolate
2. Sunday Roast
3. Creme Caramel
4. Haribo jellies
5. Jacket potatoes (done slowly in the oven with lashings of Lurpak)

Here are the people I am tagging......


Thanks for looking,