Thursday, 31 March 2011

Greetings from Florida . . . . soggy Florida at that!!!

Hi folks,

Want to welcome my latest follower, stamps and paper, glad you stopped by and hope you will continue to do so.

WELLLLLLL, the flight over was delayed at both ends - initially an aircraft change caused a delay of 90 minutes to our departure and then turbulence and the temporary closure of Orlando airport because of a storm caused further delay - as well as the deployment of a large number of sick bags we were told! It wasn't hard to see why the airport was closed for a short while as we passed several trees that had been blown down and LOTS (and LOTS) of debris in the roads too. The storm came in from the west coast yesterday and is moving SLOWLY eastwards so much of Florida experiencing wet and wild weather for most of today - the more usual Florida weather should return tomorrow, we're told. It's such a pity for first time vacationers here to experience this for their first and second day here, especially if they only have two SHORT week's. Thankfully, we're neither of those! WOO HOO. Let me see, what can we do in Orlando if it's raining? Tough one but, armed with my 40% discount vouchers I'm thinking MICHAELS!!!! Wish me luck - I'm going in!

Oh, yes, I've yet to unpack my craft stuff yet - still wondering where to craft since we have a pal joining us in only a few days . . . perhaps we'll chat to the lovely neighbours and borrow their table - from the garage!

I do hope you will check back again - I know I promised photos but, frankly, it's dark right now and wet too so photos? I don't THINK so! Maybe later ....

Hope you are having a good one since, for you lot in the U.K. it's rolling towards lunch time!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The purple princess is away from her desk .....

Great news to report today . . . the purple princess is on her way to Florida!! That'll be why you didn't see much of her yesterday too!! Not being an ACTUAL princess she will be sharing her flight with up to 450 other lucky vacationers - hope it's a smooth one!

No, seriously, we left home yesterday and headed in to London to meet up with Lauren and Alan for dinner and then back to a hotel on Gatwick airport and (all being well, as this post is scheduled!) we'll be in transit at around 30,000 feet by the time this appears!

No, please . . . no sympathy - SOMEONE has to check whether vitamin D levels are increased following a dose of Florida sunshine! I'm also in possession of a 40% discount voucher for Michaels so guess where I shall be going once the grocery shopping's done? I don't have a "list" but am pretty sure I can find one or two little bargains!!! And yes, there WILL be photographs so do check back. I shall probably have trouble with the minus five hour time adjustment so my posts may appear at irregular hours but please persevere!

Have a great Wednesday - no photo of my work desk this week as it's (by now) hundreds or possibly thousands of miles away! maybe next week!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Morning peeps, was that summer?

Hi there,

Well, we've had a lovely couple of days - looked like summer was coming . . .  this morning? Dull, grey, not overly warm and with the promise of rain pretty much most of the day - FABULOUS! Was that it then? What's it like where you are then?

Well, we've a lovely day planned as we're taking the train to London to meet up with a crafting pal and her husband for an early dinner. So I shan't be about - no crafting last night so nothing to show you.

Have a lovely day however you spend it.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Morning readers and welcome to the start of another week!

Hi there and welcome to Monday,

Welcome to new follower, Huntersmoon, nice to see you - hope you'll drop by from time to time.

Yesterday was a bit rushed as Lauren posted her themed challenge at a time which didn't leave me a whole lot of time . . . unfortunately, we had a BBQ (yes, a BBQ!!! the first of the season!) to go to at 2:30 so I was only able to dash off this Easter bottle tag - and take it with me as a gift!



Materials used:
  • Lime green ribbed card
  • Bottle of wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Large diameter punch
  • Craft Stamper Freebie Easter image inked with Ranger Archival jet black ink on to white card and cut out
  • Pro markers to colour
  • Lime green and Purple card, for matting
  • Fiskars dot scallop edging punch
  • Narrow purple ribbon threaded through the dot scallop border and tied in to a bow round the bottle
  • Crystal stickles
The surrogates invited us to a BBQ as the last opportunity to get together before our vacation so there were eight of us, Chris, Becky, son Harry, Becky's mum (Dawn) and sister (Nick) and partner Alan plus us. New furniture had been delivered earlier in the day and it was most unfortunate that they sent the wrong chairs - we sat outside so as not to mess up the new chairs which will need to go back to Next asap! Chris, being a chef seemed to be doing nothing and then a great BBQ was served up! We chatted, at length, and played games and, I'm afraid, there were a few drinkies involved!!


L-R: Chris, Harry, Alan, Becky, Nick and Steve - most of the surrogates!!!


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Welcome to lazy Sunday!

so . . . . did you all remember to change the clocks this morning???? We completely forgot so how lucky is it that our alarm clocks are radio controlled?! Hugely looking forward to the lighter nights - who wouldn't?

Sunday mornings mean lazy starts and, these days, the Sunday themed challenge over on CMLI, this week should be set by Lauren who has possibly forgotten to change her clocks!!!

BBQ at the surrogates this afternoon - well, regardless of the weather it WILL be outdoors as they are without a dining room table!! They ordered new and disposed of the old! However, they do have a rather large table outside and under an expansive porch so it won't matter too much if it rains - just so long as it's not cold!

So, looks like no crafting for me today as we're out in an hour or so . . .

Have a great Sunday and enjoy the sunshine even if it IS a bit cooler today - it's only 7°c here in Bristol today at 12:45 - best I take a fleece or something to this BBQ this afternoon!


Saturday, 26 March 2011

3rd post for today - just a quick update, don't, miss my earlier posts if you've not already seen them

Again, just a quickie with a challenge card - this time for the weekly sketchie challenge over on Craft Mad & Loving It . . .  where the twist was "Home Sweet Home"!



Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • Sparkle'n Sprinkle bough background inked directly on to the card blank in Brilliance lavender
  • Panel with rounded corners and inked with D.I. Broken China
  • Hero Arts Circle stamp inked in Broken China on to the distressed panel
  • Plain blue panel with corners rounded
  • Strip of navy ribbed car edged with the edger from a Martha Stewart PATP set
  • Scalloped die cut edge distressed using Broken China and then my Inkadinkado bird house image inked in Ranger Archival jet black centrally
  • Inkadinkado birds inked in Ranger Archival jet black on to white card, cut out and then attached with sticky fixers before highlighting with crystal stickles
  • Two faux crystal gemstones
Hope you like it - I do hope you will leave me a comment - HAPPY SATURDAY

2nd post - challenge entry!

This post is just to show you my card for the Simply Less Is More challenge which, this week is a sketch. I posted the sketch earlier and have now had the chance to complete my card, despite having really exciting things to do, like laundry, making soup and having visitors (my pal Liz popped in to collect the 80th birthday card commission!)



Materials used:
  • DL card and envelope
  • White card, rounded and coloured using Broken China D.I.
  • Blue patterned paper panel by Colossal, rounded using a Fiskars corner rounder 
  • Strip of ribbed navy card treated with a Fiskars ribbon thread punch
  • Cream organza ribbon
  • Penny Black "Leopards Bane" image inked with versamark ink and then embossed with Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Black Magic embossing powder and then cut out
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked in Ranger Archival jet black
And here's a close up of the wondrously sparkly embossing


I hope you like it and that your Saturday is going well - we have some lovely weather here today - it's only 3°c warmer in Florida!!!!!

Morning and welcome to sketchie day!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by,

I made one of those cards that looked like it was going horribly wrong but . . . after leaving it overnight, I've woken up to realise that I like it's odd appearance and I'm going to share it with you - I wasn't planning to when I went to bed last night! Like to hear what you think.


Materials used
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • 4.75" white panel on to which I HAD planned to stamp my dark room door dotty background stamp nice and evenly using Brilliance lavender ink . . . however, my klingon didn't and as I tipped my acrylic block it fell off and landed (like toast) the wrong side down!!! leaving me with a rather uneven impression - which I've now discovered I quite like!
  • White circle colored using distress ink in chipped sapphire
  • Paper Artsy image inked in Ranger Archival jet black and coloured using pro markers
  • Ribbed navy panel edged with a fiskars scallop punch and also a fiskars ribbon thread punch
  • Cream grosgrain ribbon
I hope you agree with me that the hit and miss background doesn't spoil it . . . like I thought it did!

It's also sketchie day over on Craft Mad & Loving It and this week's sketch has been set by Lauren


And the twist this week? HOME SWEET HOME!!

Also . . . new theme launched on Simply Less Is More and this week it's another sketch but CAS (my new fave, so I'm well happy). It's a lovely sketch and no instruction other than to keep it clean and simple - fancy having a go? They've become very popular with well over 200 entries most weeks so why not pop along and have a go here


I hope that, whatever you have planned you will enjoy your day - certainly looks like great weather (here in Bristol anyway!). If you are off to the N.E.C.  . . . . ENJOY!!!


Friday, 25 March 2011

2nd post - challenge entry!

Afternoon folks,

Been to the hairdressers so am all primped and ready to rock and roll!!!

If you've not seen my earlier post with the Friday funny then do check out the video which once again proves that you should never (EVER) mess with the old folks - they didn't get where they are today by not learning a thing or two on the way!

Made my challenge entry for the current "TREES" themed Christmas card over on Bah Humbug before I went but didn't have the chance to photograph it before I went out.



Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • Papermania image inked in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy on to white card panel
  • Penny Black sentiment inked in Ranger Archival jet black on to white card
  • Deep green card for matting
  • Four faux crystal gemstones
  • Crystal stickles to bling it up!

Hope you like it and it's another Christmas card made in readiness - at this rate I shan't need to make any in a batch this year - YAY!

Hurrah - it's almost the weekend!!!

Hi everyone,

Today I was reminded of how important it is to have a camera handy! Today's friday funny is courtesy of my friend, Liz, who e-mailed me this BRILLIANT video. I've put it on here but I'm not really sure you will be able to see it in it's full glory but do watch it anyway and have the sound ON - it's not that long and does prove my point!!!

Off to the hairdressers in a bit so no crafting till after lunch - do feel free to check back later and see how I've got on with the new challenge over on Bah Humbug, which is TREES . . .

Have a great Friday and a brill weekend


video

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hi there and welcome to a sunny Thursday!

Afternoon folks,

How's your Thursday coming along?

Had a home chiropodist appointment this morning so my feet are now all primped ready for their pending vacation - bless! Same thing for the hair tomorrow!

Hubby's painting away in the utility room so that should be all finished before we go away - yee haa - only almost two years in the pipeline!

I've even had time to do a little crafting and this afternoon simply MUST finish the new home card commission and get that off to my friend. I did a CAS new home card, which she loved, but she asked for some ribbon to be added - you know what it's like when you've made a card (esepcially a CAS card) and you simply cannot fathom how anyone could possibly want to add anything else - let alone ribbon. I've been thinking about this for several days now and really need to get on with it . . . before my pal thinks I've forgotten it! I also have an 80th birthday card which has been waiting on my friend's inspiration . . . for the insert, which she's now done. I've run up two inserts in similar but not the same font and e-mailed her photos (including the card) so she can make her final selection which will then allow me to finish that and get it on its way too - hooray.

In the meantime I've made a good luck card for my friend with her imminent Grade VII piano exam . . .



Materials used:
  • 5" square white card
  • Panel with rounded corners and a Magnolia piano stamped on (donated by a crafting buddy some time ago so apologies for not naming and thanking said buddy but THANK YOU to you if it was you)
  • Blue panel with rounded corners
  • 5" Ribbed navy strip edged using a Martha Stewart PATP punch
  • Three strands from a pack of multicoloured metallic embroidery thread - which, sadly, doesn't really show in the photo.
  • Good Luck sentiment (can't remember the manufacturer) inked in Ranger Archival jet black, directly on to card.
Hope you like it and, above all, I hope Liz likes it and that the good luck wishes work for her and she gets a knockout mark in her exam too.

Several people asked me what stash I acquired yesterday at Hobbycraft so here's a photo . . . I bought the glue pack as it was £6.99 and contained three stix2 rolls of double sided tape, a tape runner, glue stick, tube of silicon glue and also a couple of sheets of dimensional sticky pads so I didn't think that was bad value! I succumbed to the Hero Arts houses although I've been trying to steer clear of wooden backed stamps because storage has become a real issue to me but simply couldn't resist this and have already made some ATC's using it.



And here's an ATC made using it . . .


Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Hero Arts row of houses, Katie & Co sentiment and Inkadinkado birds inked in Ranger Archival jet black
  • Distress inks in broken china and pumice stone
Hope you like this little ATC too - particularly if you are a trading buddy of mine as it COULD be heading your way!

Have a splendid Thursday - hubbys halted the painting procedures because there's a new (and enormous) plane buzzing around here causing him palpitations!!! It's apparently an A300M!!! It was so low last circuit you could practically chat to the "driver" and, as a plane nut he find himself in 7th heaven - oh here it comes again!!!


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Afternoon and welcome to Hump Day Wednesday . . . . and I've used those challenge materials too!

Welcome to Hump Day Wednesday - soon be the weekend!! This morning I met up with a fellow crafter (although she's a stitcher/jewellery maker) at Hobbycraft. We chatted as we shopped and then adjourned to Costa Coffee within Tesco's. I bought a lovely Hero Arts stamp and a set of Claire Curd's clear men stamps and a Tim Holtz mask. Yee Haa - nice cup of tea then, washed down with a decadent chocolate caramel shortbread (don't tell hubby!).

And on a crafting front? Been making ATC's yesterday and today.


Materials used:
  • ATC blank on to which I have drawn dashed lines using Marvy le Plume pens freehand
  • PaperNation Sugar Nellie image donated some time ago so thank you to the kind person who sent it to me I'm only sorry I can't remember which of my crafting buddies it was.

And I made another trading card using another of the fab grumpies images from Smeared Ink recently sent me by Helen.


Materials used:
  • ATC blank on to which I drew lines freehand using my Marvy le Plume pens
  • Grumpies sentiment and image inked (I believe) in memento tuxedo black
  • Pro markers and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens, to colour
Also had a thought about those "interesting" challenge materials from yesterdays post - remember them?


And turned them in to this ......................


Hope you like my treatment ..... how did I do it? WELL . . . First of all I ripped the phrase to fairly close and then adhered it to an ATC blank before applying a layer of clear gesso to the whole ATC. Whilst that dried I inked up my image with Ranger Archival jet black, coloured it using pro markers, cut it out and then applied glossy accents to the "fabric" part and set aside to dry. Back at the ATC blank I applied distress inks in Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany. Then I ran the two flowers through my Xyron sticker maker and then foiled the sticky side and adhered to my ATC using Scotch Quick Dry Glue then adding "oil on water" red gemstones to the centres. Once my glossy accents were dry I adhered my brolly to the ATC using the same Scotch glue and finished my ATC with a further three red "oil on water" gemstones - hope you think I did a good job with my materials!

Hope you've enjoyed looking at them as much as I've enjoyed making them!

Happy Wednesday everyone - make it a good one!



Tuesday, 22 March 2011

2nd post of the day - please scroll down to read earlier post

Hi there,

As many of my regular readers will know . . . I do a materials ATC exchange with my pal Pam on the Isle of Skye . . . had an envelope from her in the last couple of days and need to make an ATC from her materials, shown below, but am struggling for inspiration - any ideas peeps?


The last materials I sent to Pam were an ATC blank on to which I had stamped a Penny Black hyacinth image and a Stamping Up sentiment . . . my ATC to her is the one below:


Pam returned her ATC with the "PAM" treatment like so:


See how vastly differently they turned out? I used distress inks in spun sugar and victorian velvet to colour the blank. I watercoloured the flower and then covered the blank with versamark ink, sprinkled crystal embossing powder and then heated ..... for SUPERsparkle!

I'm sending the materials below back to Pam this time in order to see what she will come up with . . .


Materials used:
  • ATC blank on to which I stamped a Hero Arts circles impression using Brilliance Ivy
  • A forever friends image coloured using Pro Markers
  • Two green faux gemstones
  • Two fab embellishments (recently received from the lovely Cherry - thank you Cherry)
  • A Studio G sentiment inked in Ranger Archival jet black
And here is the ATC I've made using the above materials . . . .


Hope you like them . . .  and I hope Pam will too!

Happy Tuesday - we're off out to dinner with a friend this evening, to an Indian restaurant - it'll be yummy

AN AWARD for 2011 - thank you

Yesterday I received this award from Dawn, so a big thank you to you - see her blog here



It comes with conditions, which are:

1. Thank the person who sent you this award.

2. List 7 things about yourself

3. Send this to 15 bloggers

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, well I've thanked Dawn so that's number one dealt with . . .

On to number two . . . .

  1. My favourite colour is purple (like you don't already know!)
  2. I met my husband when I used to get paid to tell him where to go (literally)
  3. My favourite car (if I won the lottery) would be a Nissan Z370
  4. I am a terrible sailor but love to cruise (!?!)
  5. This year will be our 25th wedding anniversary
  6. I'm a dog person rather than a cat person
  7. I HATE housework!!!
 There, made it - tougher than you think!

Now, as to number three . . .  FIFTEEN people to pass it on to, now THAT is difficult and I'm simply not going to risk offending people I miss out so (ONCE AGAIN) if you are a regular visitor to my blog then this IS for YOU, please take it and pass it forward. Please don't send it back to me - I CAN'T think of another seven things, I just can't!!!!!!! (lol).
 
Have a fantabulous day wherever you are and whatever you are doing - ENJOY

  






Monday, 21 March 2011

2nd post - challenge entry!

Hi folks,

Just a quickie as I've decided that challenge entries deserve a post of their own and this is another entry for the Simply Less Is More "Masculine" themed challenge . . .



Materials used:
  • 12.5cm square white card and envelope
  • 11.5cm panel of black card
  • 11cm panel of white card distressed using pumice stone distress ink
  • Art Impressions image and TPC Studio sentiment, both inked in Ranger Archival jet black directly on to white panel.
  • Two black faux pearls to finish

Hope you like it - I am LOVING these Clean And Simple cards - they are SOOOOOOOO great for guy cards, aren't they?



Hi there fellow bloggers

Hi there,

First off I would like to welcome new follower, Rita, thanks for stopping by - hope you'll continue to do so too.

Well here we are at Monday again and a dull old day it is too.

Hubby headed off to a funeral this morning  and it went off as well as these things ever do for all concerned. It was the funeral of a fellow model enthusiast and in a strangely small world kind of way, although I never met the gentleman concerned, I know someone else in his family - Sally, from Auntysforum is his daughter in law - so my thoughts were with Sally and Rich this morning.

I headed off to meet a friend for coffee shortly, it's Andrea, a pal from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back to my early formative years!!! She lived directly opposite me from when we were both very young so I've pretty much known her all my life - there are three of us (think more mouseketeers than musketeers!) and I shall be endeavouring to organise a get together for dinner for the three of us . . . wish me luck with the diary! You know how busy us retired people are!

Friends came round to dinner last evening, hubby cooked so it was a triumph!!! He did a chilled mushroom starter followed by the salmon en croute with roasties (mm) and veg with an orange and dill sauce and then we cheated with shop bought Eton Mess for dessert which, it has to be said, was super yummy and not as sweet as we thought it might be. It went down well and there was nothing left over - always a good sign don't you think?

Managed a little light crafting since my return - saddo that I am, I was watching Bargain Hunt on BBC1 this lunchtime and along came an item featuring a crane (bird not lifting gear!!!) and I thought to myself - I have a stamp like that and this card formed in my head!!!



Materials used:

White 5" square 250gsm card and envelope
Hanko Designs image and Sparkle 'n Sprinkle sentiment inked in memento Grape Jelly
4 lilac faux gemstones

Hope you like it . . . .

Happy Monday everyone and . . . catch you next time!


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday themed challenge #36 - one week early!

Hi readers,

As readers of yesterday's post will have spotted it is my turn, one week early, to present the sketch and themed challenge over on Craft Mad & Loving It. Lauren's had computer problems and been unable to use it to present a sketch so, since mine was all ready to rock and roll, she asked me if I would mind swapping. No brainer - happy to help out so . . .

This week's themed challenge is pretty broad and inspired by one of those ridiculous things you hear which makes very little sense - here goes.... "If music be the food of love then why don't rabbits play banjo's?"!! See? Told you! Let's see what the CMLI crew make of that one then! If you fancy having a go then hightail it over to Craftbubble's Craft Mad & Loving It group and have a go - ENJOY. I guess this covers animals, romance, music and food - how much broader can it be?!?!?!?

I hadn't decided how my own card would look . . .  until I got up! Actually, for some reason I was soooooooooo very tired yesterday that I retreated to my bed around 9pm and reckon I was probably fast asleep by about 9:10!! Unusual for me. Of course, this meant I was wide awake around 02:30 so posted my themed challenge over on CMLI which surely surprised the early risers there. I did go back to sleep, eventually waking again around 08:00 so reckon I had close on 10 hours sleep - guess I really WAS tired then!

This meant that I completely missed the spectacular full moon which promised to be well big, bright and kind of round too! Never mind - it looks like a nice fresh looking morning outside but, at only 5°c it's definitely a bit on the chilly side. I'm pretty sure my hubby will be going flying and I hope he remembers his thick socks and gloves too!!!

Anyway, I'm now up and have had a couple of cups of coffee and my Sunday themed challenge has taken form . . . I went with a rabbit anniversary card . .


Materials used:
  • 5" square white card and envelope
  • 2 pieces of paper from My Minds Eye (freebies with Card Making and Papercraft!)
  • A Die cut white circle coloured with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet, run through my big shot in a patterned embossing folder and then the embossed sections lightly dabbed with a pink dye ink pad.
  • White satin ribbon and bow
  • Daisy and Dandelion sentiment and image inked with Ranger Archival jet black and the image colored using pro markers and spica glitter pens
  • Double heart punch
Hope you like it . . . . if you have an anniversary coming up then it might be coming your way!

Whatever you have planned then I hope you will all have a Stupendous Sunday! Us? We have friends coming to join us for dinner this evening - it'll be salmon en croute, I've been warned! Yummmmmmmm


Saturday, 19 March 2011

2nd post - challenge entry!

Hi there,

Feels weird on the week's I do a slot as a guest member of the design team over on Craft Mad & Loving It as there's no card for me to make!!!

This morning also saw a new challenge over on the Less Is More blog so I thought I would crack on with that. It's Clean And Simple and MASCULINE this week . . . check out my card


Materials used:
  • 250 gsm white card and matching envelope
  • Kanban image and sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black
  • Stamping Up black marker pen and Tim Holtz clear design ruler

Hope you like it - Happy Saturday everyone

Happy Sketchie Day!

Morning all,

As my regulars will know, Saturdays are SKETCHIE DAYS over on Craft Mad & Loving It and today is not different - the only difference is that today I am presenting the sketch! Lauren's lap top has been giving her grief for a week or more now - she finally got of it fixed only to have two key caps drop off!!!!!!!!!!! How "un uc y" is that then - it's the L and the K keys too! Which has meant she's been unable to prepare her sketch hence my being asked if I'd mind swapping week's - no worries.

Anyway, here is my sketch . . . with the added twist of "I do like to be beside the seaside" - interpret how you will.....

And here is my own card to this sketch:


Materials used:
  • 300gsm white C6 card and envelope
  • Panel of the wondrous double sided card/paper from Costco - with corners rounded
  • Self adhesive silver glitter "ric rac"
  • Strip of double sided sheet adhesive and Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Hanaumi Bay glitter
  • Scalloped oval die cut, coloured using distress inks in broken china and weathered wood
  • Piece of white card with Crafty Individuals sentiment inked with Ranger Archival jet black, colour added with the leftover ink on the blending tool
  • Crafty Individuals "bathing belle" inked in Ranger Archival jet black and coloured using Pro Markers
  • Two gold glittered "starfish" embellies

Hope you like it - if you want to have a go then pop along to Craftbubble and join the Craft Mad & Loving It group and do just that!!!

Over on the Less Is More blog it's challenge day today and this week's challenge is . . .  "MASCULINE cards" and it MUST be a Clean And Simple card - OK peeps, start your creative processes!!!

On a slightly more sobering topic . . . . be warned, dear reader, that the advent of the new tax year seems to be bringing phishing e-mails offering "too good to be true" tax rebates. The e-mails ask you to log on to the linked web site and give your bank details. Mine told me I was in line for a £1534 rebate (must be inflation - last year they only tempted me with £600!) - I suspect that the moment they have your bank details that will be the amount LEAVING your account and not entering it. Please don't fall for it . . .  if it sounds to good to be true then it most probably is!.

Other than that, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by


Friday, 18 March 2011

3rd post for today - just a quick update

Hi there,

Quickie post here - I've done another metallic entry for Bah Humbug . . . .



Materials used:
  • 5" square 250gsm white card and envelope
  • 4.5cm square red panel with rounded corners
  • Circle of gold metallic card run through my big shot in a Tim Holtz embossing folder
  • Smeared ink sentiment matted on gold metallic card
  • Smeared ink image coloured using Pro Markers, Atyou Spica glitter pens and crystal stickles

Hope you like it! Enjoy your evening everyone!


2nd post of the day - please scroll down to read earlier post

Just a quickie - a card for the Bah Humbug challenge which, this week, features "Metallics". I've had a Kanban kit lying around for what feels like far too long and with it's metallic accents seemed like a good idea at the time. HOWEVER, as a rubber stamping purist it FEELS like cheating! I'd be interested to hear what you think . . .



Materials used:
  • 300gsm white C6 card
  • Silver mirri card panel
  • Gold metallic panel run through a snowflake embossing folder
  • Kanban topper and message with metallic border

Thanks for your comments