Thursday, 23 April 2009

Pink and sparkly

I can't believe that it is Thursday already. The week has gone flying by which is a good thing since I'm back at work. Last night my class and the class next door put on their WW2 performance for parents, grandparents and family friends and what a night it was! I'm still on a high as are the kids as they were outstanding. I felt so proud last night and priviledged to be working with such a talented bunch of young people. The show was based around a grandmother recalling her memories of living through WW2 to her grandchildren through drama, singing and dancing. We also had a small orchestra playing too as we have several kids who play piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. They were all absolutely out of this world and the audience were blown away. A memory I'll treasure forever and never forget! Pleased that it is Friday tomorrow though as I am feeling really tired and still have a real chesty cough and annoying head cold which came on last week and is still lingering. I have been hoping to get some crafting done but haven't been successful so far and well don't think it'll be happening tonight as I have a lot of work to get done! So why am I on here? Putting off the inevitable ....

This card was another which was made for my sister's birthday. I just love this stamp, it's so adorable. Think I'll be using this more often.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy: Confirmand Melinda
Paper: Can't remember where it's from, in my stash
Medium: prisma pencils, sansador, glitz it glitter glue
Tools: Martha Stewart Lace punch
Embellishments: card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards, prima flowers

Was having trouble coming up with a title for this post, that's why it's rather random. Off to get some work done now. Have a great night whatever you are doing!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Evening everyone,

Apologies for not getting round to posting this yesterday. This was due to the weather being so fantastic yesterday and being the last day of my holidays I just had to enjoy it as it is not often that we see the sun or have the temperatures that we did yesterday in Scotland! It has also taken me so long to put everyone's names in a bowl, how time consuming is that! Next time, I'll definitely be using a random number generator - have learned my lesson the hard way.

Well, after 212 entries later and we have a winner ..................................

Thank you so much to everyone who took part, I never imagined that I would have that huge number of entries when posting it two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I haven't managed to visit everone's blogs so far but hopefully over the next few weeks I'll be able to do this. Thank you also to those of you who liked my blog well enough to become a follower, that was much appreciated. I'll look forward to meeting lots of new bloggers as a result and keeping up with your creations. I have also posted the 10,000 mark during the last couple of weeks which is fantastic. I'll need to have more candy shortly to celebrate!

I'm kind of dragging this out a bit aren't I? Get on with it I hear you shout (if you haven't already scrolled to the winner's name that is!)

And the winner is ............................................

Samantha from Samantha's Handmade Cards

Congratulations! Please email me before Friday so that I can get the candy sent off to you. My email address is on my profile page.

Hope you are having a great night whatever you are doing. I had lots of plans for tonight but seeing as it has taken me son long to write out names and do the draw I think my plans are well and truly out of the window. Maybe tomorrow night I'll manage to get some crafting done, here's hoping!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Whiff of Joy

Just popping on here quickly to post one of the cards I made for my sister's birthday which is on Monday. I am intending on getting some crafting done next so don't want to spend lots of time blogging as I normally do! I am going to enter this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge as their challenge this week was to use pastel colours.

The image is Whiff of Joy: Musing Melinda and is the stamp which you can win in my blog candy which closes in just over 4 hours! So if you haven't already entered, do so before then! Don't worry you won't win a used stamp as I bought an extra one in anticipation of my blog candy :o) I really like the way this card turned out and hope my sister likes it too! Will be back later this evening to close my candy and possibly post again!

Stamp: Musing Melinda (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: Always and forever digital kit by Zoe Pearne from sweet shoppe designs
Medium: Prisma colours and sansador, glitz it glitter glue
Embellishments: pink ribbon from my stash, sentiment from craftwork cards

My Blogoversary Candy

************THIS BLOG CANDY IS NOW CLOSED*************

As promised I am posting my candy to celebrate my blog being one year old recently on 24th March. I can't believe that a year has passed so quickly! I am so glad that I took the step way back then to start a blog. I was a little cautious - who would want to visit me? A year later I have come into contact with so many wonderful people and have met some great friends as a result. To celebrate this I have decided to offer the following candy:

* Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection stamp - Musing Melinda
* 6 x6 pad of Basic Grey paper - Sultry collection
* Pack of Basic Grey Archaic Glazed Brads
* All sorts of things paper scuffers - 2 sided sanders
* Chocolate & Marshmallow card candy from Craftwork Cards
* A selection of charms

To be in with a chance of winning my candy you need to leave a comment on this post to let me know that you are taking part as well as posting a link to my candy on your blog to let others know. I will enter my followers' names twice to thank them for their continued support. There is absolutely no obligation to become a follower but if you would like to that would be lovely.

The closing date is Saturday 18th April at 8pm. I will draw the name of the winning entry and post the name of the winner on Sunday 19th April. I will post internationally.

Good luck!

Friday, 17 April 2009

It's time for tea!

I made this last night to pop in with my sister's birthday pressie after spotting it on the Double Dutch challenge site. I thought that it was such a great idea that I just had to have a wee go and so simple to make too. I think I'll be making more of these! My sister is an absolute tea jenny, more so than me! No sooner has she drunk a cup of tea and the kettle is boiling again! So hopefully she will appreciate this little minding which I have filled with English Breakfast Tea, my absolute favourite and hers too.

Stamp: Gorjuss Girl
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Medium: Prisma pencils
Tools: eyelet setter, scor-pal
Embellishments: ribbon from my stash

I have made some other bits and pieces some of which I can't show yet as they are to send off to some bloggy friends. This is the last day of my holidays and can't believe that I haven't got round to doing everything I planned, same old story! Anyway, I'm off to get some bits and pieces done and hopefully will be back later today or tonight.

Have a great Friday whatever you are doing.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I made this second birthday card on Thursday using the sketch this week from Papertake Weekly. It was a great sketch which I'll definitely be using again in the future. The image used is Hamish fixing tractor from Sugar Nellie and is coloured with prisma pencils and blended with sansador, the paper is from a digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs called Father Know Best, the sentiment and card candy is from Craftwork Crafts.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Tag You're It Birthday Challenge

Well, here I am again! This certainly is a record for me - two postings within ten minutes. You can tell I am on holiday! Anyway, I thought that I'd make a birthday tag to go with the birthday card I made for Paul. I used the same image as before and coloured him exactly the same. I mounted him onto wrapping paper to match the paper I've used to wrap his present, used my eyelet setter to make a hole and threaded through some green, yellow and red ribbon to match the spots on the wrapping paper. I then used a Cuddly Buddly sentiment stamp to complete it.

I was inspired by the Tag You're It challenge posted last Friday as they are celebrating their blog's first birthday. Happy Birthday! I have wanted to do this challenge for ages as one of my blogging buddies Kath is on the DT team but I have never gotten around to it. I really enjoyed making my tag and think I'll definitely be doing more of this in the future.

Well I am off now to make another birthday card for Paul from Steven and I so I'd better get to it as he is having a wee party later this afternoon.

Hope to be back later!

Pollycraft Challenge

Afternoon everyone,

It's a funny old day here at the moment - the sun is shining one minute and then it is raining the next! Hope that the weather is better where you are. I am loving being on holiday at the moment and have managed to find some time to chill out which is good. I have been crafting this morning and have made a birthday card for Lewis' best friend Paul who is 3 today. I was looking for something a wee bit different to use on my card and decided to have a wee look at the Pollycraft Designs website run by Paula as I bought a couple of images at Christmas time to make cards for the kids and really liked them. I came across a new image called Benji - Birthday fun and decided to buy this to use on my card. I really like the way it has turned out and is such a sweet little bear.

Anyway, I have decided to enter the last Pollycraft Challenge which was set and involves you using a digital download from Pollycraft on your project. I have coloured Benji with my prisma pencils and blended with sansador, mounted onto white and red cardstock. I have used totally tropical card candy from craftwork cards (just love these!) at the four courners of the image. I have used Basic Grey cupcake paper, applied some glossy accents to the top of the cake and have printed off my own sentiment on the computer.

Be back in a little bit with another wee project that I have been also working on this morning!