Friday, 21 December 2007
Sunday, 16 December 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
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Friday, 23 November 2007
Anyway, here are some cards I made with the wonderful Wild Saffron Collection from K&Co. LOVE IT!
Sunday, 4 November 2007
First tag is a lovely smile award from Mellie, thank you Mellie :o)
I have to display the graphic and forward the award to 10 deserving blogs. The former is fine, the latter is HARD!
Recipients will be posted after some thought.
The second tag is from Juliet, thank you Juliet :o) I have to answer the following questions and tag 5 people.
Question 1- If you could have 100.00 pounds worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments,which would you choose?
Question 2- If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons which would you choose?
Probably stamps as rub-ons are single use only.
Question 3 - If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts ,but could only do one for a year which would you do?
One layout and one card for a year? That's a bit mean isn't it? Oh one TYPE! ;oÞ I would choose cards as I need to make them for people I lurveeeee.
Question 4- would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home (cant have both,lol,) ?
Well I do have both so what's ya gonna do about it huh???
Question 5 - and last but not least ,what is your current cardmaking or scrapping style?
I tend to change my style as the project dictates. I really love grungy but also do pretty ( although I'm not really into anything too pretty pretty) and traditional. No set style then really. An important aspect of both cardmaking and scrapping is versatility I think.
I'll come back with the five "taggies" when I'm a little better.
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Friday, 2 November 2007
I have decided to put together a small design team. Click here for more info if you would like to be considered.
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Anyway, the girls have decided the don't want to go out this year. I am so going to miss that round, it was one of the highlights of the year! What is better than a couple of hours walking from door to door in the freezing cold? But we always miss most of the callers because we are out there ourselves so this year the girls decided that they want to be at home to greet callers with spooky faces and lots of sweets. We have decorated the hall with unimaginable horrors and will be doing the same outside before tonight.
As they are not getting their "treats" I have of course compiled a selection for them. To go with the goodie bags I made this card for them.
K&Co Light Ideas Halloween. Quickutz Silhouette Haunted House, Karen Foster Halloween paper, and black and green Bazzill. Fibre is Basic Grey Mellow, ribbon is Doodlebug Ric Rac. Eyelets from We R Memory Keepers. I think that's it.
and lashings of ribbon!
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
The girls have started piano lesson and need to be able to practise of course. So I have ordered them a digital piano (half price so quite a bargain). I ordered in haste and have spent much time measuring various gaps to find a home (should have measured first then ordered to suit!). The past two hours have been spent moving things around and I think we finally have a home for it. Now of course I am sooo looking forward to the arguments about whose turn it is to practise. I wonder if my local hypermarket sell ear plugs!
Had time to make a card though. I love the DCWV Once papers and used a couple here. Round shape and flourish cut on my Silhouette. Basic Grey Urban Couture ribbon.
Friday, 19 October 2007
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs
1. Done that
2. Seven Random facts:
- Pears give me terrible wind
- I had rheumatic fever when I was 14 and spent many months in hospital
- I tend to dissect food. When eating a Big Mac for example I'll eat the edge of the top bun first then the inside middle of the top bun and then the rest of it. After that I'll nibble the edge of the burger and carefully munch my way around as the burger get smaller and smaller.
- I never wear socks and walk barefooted indoors.
- I'm a capricorn and have many of the common traits
- I'm a terrible hoarder and hate to get rid of anything
- I love laying on the sofa, watching a film whilst munching a huge bar of Whole Nuts.
Now for my chosen seven. That's the toughest part really as I'm not really into the blogging scene. I'll have to come back to that.
That was blimming tough, but here are my chosen seven (in no particular order):
Caroline (laid yourself WIDE open when you posted the comment lol)
Mel & Jill
Now I'm off to alert them all!
Monday, 15 October 2007
It does look much better IRL but I can't put the flash directly on it because of all the silver. We R Memory Keepers Silver Lining "Sateen" paper.
This first one has a cosy feel to it I think. It reminds me of fragrant Christmas garlands and mulled wine. Chipboard frame painted green, red and gold, with large gold eyelets. BG Mellow fibres loosely wrapped and threaded, BG Dasher paper, Christmas presents border with K&Co Peppertwist Twist adhesions. Peppermint Twist Ornament alphabet "Noel". Gold flourishes inside made with Gold Glamour Dust.
I really like this one, it looks stunning in real life. Large chipboard snowflake (chippies) with Glistening Snow Writer (DecoArt) and clear Glamour dust on paper from the same pack as before. Fibre from BG Mellow (soooo versatile!). Large Dovecraft Funky Brad in the centre (i just lurveee those brads!).
The final card is a fun card with extra Christmas sparkle. BG Dasher papers, green velvet ribbon, Santa and tree from K&Co Peppermint collection. BG lettering. Glistening Snow applied around the edge.
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Sunday, 30 September 2007
Saturday, 29 September 2007
4 places I have worked:
Austin Reed, Regents Street in London's west end for two years. Posh mens wear shop so got to fiddle with loads of masculine bods!
Haseltine Primary School, Sydenham London. Special Needs for two years. This was a tough job and so heart breaking. I worked with children who had been abused in one way or another.
My luverly gorgeous shop that I had for several years. I sold lots of unusual cards, dried flowers, gifts and lots more. It's was fabarooney!
Owner of Charmed Cards & Crafts (current). Probably the hardest I have ever worked!
4 Places I have lived:
Struer, Denmark (where I am from)
Stockport, Manchester (for 6 months when I first came to England at 17)
No other places
4 Places I have visited:
Countries other than Denmark and England I assume, so
Corfu (for several months - heaven!)
4 Favourite Foods:
Bøf med løg (work that one out)
Roast beef or pork ( can't beat a good Sunday roast!)
Anything with cream, from whipped cream to creamy sauces. I just lurve cream (my hips hate it unfortunately)
Freshly baked bread with Lurpak butter (my hips will disagree on this one also).
4 Places I would rather be:
Denmark, sitting with my brother having one of our cosy chats
Denmark eating lots of lovely food
Denmark walking round all the familiar places
Now for the difficult part. I have to tag four people. As I'm not a great reader of blogs that's going to be tough.
These are my chosen ones (sorry guys HA HA HA):
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Monday, 17 September 2007
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
... not your conventional Christmas card but someone has got to speak up for the turkey!!
Monday, 10 September 2007
Sunday, 9 September 2007
I got some films developed that was taken with a "normal conventional" camera. They were from Christmas but better late than never! Scanned quality is not good and I so much prefer my digital camera, but I'll leave you with one picture of me - obviously after, ahem, a few drinks! Oh deary deary me!!!!