Wednesday, February 20, 2008


With not being able to rise to many challenges at the moment, I was dead chuffed to see the Little Extra over on the DCM blog. I was making Easter cards for the shop yesterday and made an exploding box last night............and they all fit the challenge which is..........

Now on to this weeks little extra (just to keep you on your toes !) :) This weeks little extra is an idea from Mel. Oh sooo juicy -oh so juicy - make a card using lemon or orange toned colours.

Papers are DCWV and K & Co 6 x 6 pads
flowers are Papermania and Prima
Die cuts are all Quickutz
I made the exploding box for MiL's birthday tomorrow (last minute I know!)
All papers are Pink Petticoat and K & Co
Flowers are Dunelm, Prima and Papermania
Back to work now, thanks for looking. xx

Friday, February 15, 2008

Need a favour

Gosh, I am so bad at thinking up titles for posts!! Anyway here are some pics of what I have been up to this week.

I am doing two guest books at the moment then tomorrow morning I'm having my nails done and tomorrow afternoon I shall make two seating plans and a few more place cards. We are dressing two very different venues, at the same hotel, on Sunday. One is a Victorian House which we are doing in burgundy and gold and the other is very modern in dark blue and gold.

I will be taking my camera with me so will post some pics soon.

Take care. x

More good news!

DH came home last Friday with the new Paper Essentials magazine for me. I don't buy many card making mags now as I just don't have time to read them and I have a pile of them waiting to be read. I always have a quick peep if I'm out and if something takes my fancy I will buy it. Anyway, he brought the mag home and I've scanned through it two or three times so far. Last night I wasn't feeling too good so after hubby went to bed I curled up on the settee with a blanket to have a nose at my mag, only to find that a piece of my work has been published! I hadn't even noticed it before. lolI made my little maze book as part of last years comp in which I was a runner up but didn't realise that it would be used in the mag. I felt all giddy when I saw it. Apart from competition entries and adverts in bridal mags it is only the second time my work has been published and it's a wonderful feeling.
Now for my second piece of good news....................When I entered the competition in PE last year, I also entered the one in CM & P. I saw loads of blogs where people had been winners or runners up in different competitions and just assumed my work hadn't been place as I hadn't heard anything. However, yesterday morning I got a letter from Kirstie (the editor of CM & P) informing me that I have won second prize in the English Paper Company category. My prize is £150 worth of English Paper Company products. Yay...........go me!!! LOL
I am such a bad blogger at the moment but work has got in the way. Hopefully I will be back later with a couple of pictures (but don't hold your breath:))
Thanks very much to those of you who keep visiting and leaving your lovely comments, they are really appreciated.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Done it...........

the DCM challenge that is!! This week is a template challenge.
I've had two appointments today with brides to be (wanting stationery) and sorted out a calendar for MiL and at 4.30 pm DD proudly announces that she needs a birthday card for her friend for this evening. Laura is having a birthday sleepover and DD was going at 6! I had specific instructions too in that it had to have Sponge Bob Square Pants on the front. Kids............don't you just love them. LOL

Here we have simplicity at it's best.

Papers are My Mind's Eye- Je T'aime, pressie is a Cuttlebug embossing folder with a bit of bling added and the pic and the greeting were done on the pc.

Take care and enjoy your weekend. Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Lady Luck!!

This last few days have just been wonderful! It started when I got my award from Jo (I will get around to passing it on), then I found out I was a blog candy winner over on Anna's blog I did a wedding fayre on Sunday at a new venue and it was brilliant. I had a meeting on Monday with reference to doing some of the decs (seating plan, place cards etc) at an open day at a local hotel and......................I got my first magazine commission. I am just so chuffed :)) It's not an easy one but hey, we love a challenge don't we!?! I'm finishing the first part of a wedding order at the moment, I have a lady coming tomorrow about her wedding stationery and another two coming on Tuesday. Oh and DH wants to go away for the weekend two weeks today!!
All of the above is just to explain my absence from blogging and why I have no cards to show. I will have next week as I've got two small commissions too so might be able to use a challenge. For now I will leave you with a couple of pictures of my table at the wedding fayre and my cabinet in the new hair and nail salon in the village.

Thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, February 02, 2008

It's February already

How on earth did that happen? I'm sure someone has put the calendar on fast forward!!!

I actually managed a challenge from Just Bex yesterday morning. I had to make some baby cards for the shop and when I went to check out the forum, two of them fitted Nicky's brief!! Scalloped edges are SO very in, darling, so to cash in on the trend, for this challenge you need to make a card featuring a scalloped edge somewhere. You could use appropriate scissors, or scalloped punch, or any kind of die cutter, but if you haven't got any of those, you could always draw some scallops and cut round them (so no excuse for not entering.) I've just noticed that six of my cards fit the challenge :)
All my scallops were cut with punches, embossing was done using various Cuttlebug embossing folders, papers and card were from my offcuts box (so I've not idea what most of them are!) die cuts are a mix of Cuttlebug, Quickutz and Sizzix, flowers are Prima and the other bits were all from my stash :)
No more crafting till tomorrow evening (apart from finishing off a set of wedding stationery). I've just bought another Pink Petticoat cd which is urging me to use it so tomorrow I will play!
I have a couple of appointments today (but they are coming to me so I don't have to go out). I do need to go and get dressed though LOL
Tomorrow I have a wedding fayre at a new (to me) venue so if anyone is thinking of getting married and fancies an amble round a lovely hotel then we are at Hellaby Hall near Rotherham.
TTFN and thanks for looking :)