Friday 28 November 2008

MORE blog candy

The very generous Bev is offering some candy, including a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp, go check it out now. Ends Dec 4th.

Thursday 27 November 2008

Blog Candy

Jude has some blog candy for reaching 3000 hits - go and have a look over here.

Tuesday 25 November 2008

Scrapbooking Group

One of the members of the scrapbooking group I run at the library asked me for ideas of how to scrap Christmas photos, she wanted to do something "different" with her pics. The following was the result. I'm not quite sure whether it's finished yet but as she was unwell and unable to make the meeting I thought I'd put it up for her to see. Hope you like my idea of different....

Sunday 23 November 2008

Nose to the grinder

Have spent the last three days trying to rebuild my stock of stained glass ready for the next two weekends, Friday I made large fairies, yesterday small fairies and tree decorations and today thistles and more tree decorations. Had also to fit in a 16th birthday card for my middle child, Owen who's birthday is tomorrow, a congratulations card for a colleague (who upped and suddenly got married last week after 16 years together!), a birthday card for another colleague for next weekend and a few more Christmas cards to boost my stock. Can't show the birthday or congrats cards before I give them to the recipients so here is one of the Christmas cards.

I don't know what this Tilda image is called, I got it from someone selling stamped images on Ebay. Tilda was coloured with Pantone pens and Twinkling H2Os and I used some Stamp Art Confections (Enchantments) on Tilda's hood and sleeves.
Backing paper is Basic Grey Jack Frost, pearlised card from Southfield Stationers, also used Cuttlebug Christmas tree die, snowflake embossing folder and a Dovecraft Snowflake punch.

Friday 21 November 2008

Jane's blog candy

Jane is giving away some fab blog candy for reaching her first 1000 hits. Congratulations Jane!

Thursday 20 November 2008

Debbie's FANTASTIC Blog Candy

Debbie has some awesome blog candy and some beautiful cards over here. The draw will be on the 26th so go and leave a comment.

Tuesday 18 November 2008

New baby cards

Rushing today to get some cards done to replace stock sold at the last couple of craft fairs also trying to do a Christmas layout for Scrapbooking group which is straight after work tomorrow. Will show that when I've managed to get it right!
For now here are a couple of recent new baby cards, the boy one I made by scanning a pencil drawing I had done and printing it out on photo paper. I think it works quite well - let me know what you think....

Sugar Nellie stamps blog candy

Gayle is offering a couple of gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps on her blog over here. Congratulations Gayle on your new appointment on the Sugar Nellie blog!

Sunday 16 November 2008

Maria's Blog Candy

Maria has some fantastic candy up for grabs over here.
Go and take a look at her great blog.

Saturday 15 November 2008

Another award!

The lovely Heidi has given me this award

- thanks so much Heidi, I really appreciate it!
I have to nominate five more blogs to receive the award so here they all are:-
All of these bloggers are friends from the Trimcraft forum and a very talented lot they are too!

Scrapbook pages to share

Been working a lot so I haven't had much time for crafting this week, swapped shifts with a colleague so having to work the weekend as well. So I thought I would share a couple of scrapbook pages from a couple of months ago. The first is of my daughter Lynsey, she was on a winter break in Prague with her (then) boyfriend and he took this photo with his phone, I thought it was really atmospheric and just had to do a layout with it.
The other is my youngest son, my niece and my nephew at a party. It's not often they are all in the same place at the same time so it's rare to have a pic of the 3 of them to work with. I have just started scrapbooking this year and love it but so far I've been fairly conservative and feel I need to be a bit more adventurous - just need more time!!!!

Gorgeous new stamp designs and blog candy

There are some great new stamps over here at Pink Gem Designs , go and have a look (there is also some fab blog candy on offer!)

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Blog candy

Frances has some fabulous blog candy over here. She is celebrating her blogoversary!

Monday 10 November 2008

My First Award

Last week I was given this fab award by no less than 3 of my crafty friends! Thanks so much Val, June and Julie you are a kind and talented bunch!

It has taken me a few days to decide on the seven people to pass this award on to, but I'm ready now to give it to these bloggers, all of whom I visit on a regular basis and who are all a source of inspiration for me:


Wednesday 5 November 2008

Three lots of blog candy

Three, count them, three lots of blog candy from Julie , Bev and Diane
Fantastic candy from 3 talented ladies so go and have a look now.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Fitted in a couple of cards

Managed to fit in a couple of cards yesterday while waiting for a new blade for my ringsaw to arrive in the post. The ringsaw is what I use to cut my glass - it really speeds up the process and helps me get through the quantity of glass I need to make at this time of year (not sensible enough to build up stock throughout the year :-)) but on Friday whilst cutting glass for 3 new angels the blade broke - Aaaargh! The blade is encrusted with diamond chips to easily cut through glass and costs £65 for a replacement!!

So the cards, first one I made with one of my Frosty Bob stamps from Blonde Moments and my new Spellbinders nestability dies to cut the scallop circles and stripy background paper from DCWV Christmas paper pack.
Next one was one of Elzybelles gorgeous Eskimo stamps, Juggling Eskimo, on another scalloped circle, the background was from Papermania Naughty & Nice pack.
Last I used the gorgeous new download Sweet Cheeks from Pink Petticoat to make the Baby's first Christmas card. The backing paper is also from Pink Petticoat.
By the time I'd got these done my blade had arrived and Neil had very kindly made the repair to my ringsaw and it was back to the porch for more stained glass.

Sunday 2 November 2008

and MORE fantastic Blog Candy

Another opportunity to win a fantastic Blog Candy prize is over here at Elaine's blog. Go and have a look now.

Blog Candy at Funky Fairies

Go and check out Funkyfairies for some great blog candy over here

Saturday 1 November 2008

Craft Fair today

Just back from today's craft fair, feet sore & freezing but it went quite well really. Thought you might just like to see some pics of my stall. These were taken just before it started this morning, have to do the same all over tomorrow but in a different venue.