Thursday, 29 January 2009

Monster Pegs!

Don't ya think these pegs are sooo cute?
When I saw them at craft club on Tuesday night, I just had to have a go at dressing em up! Andrea had done some really fabby ones, she is a clever girl, don't know where she gets her inspiration but glad she does! The pegs actually measure 6" x 1.5" so they are quite big but great idea for holding little notes or just as a small thank you gift.

I covered mine with Basic Gray 'Sugared' paper, added a Tilda and some Anita's ribbon, a bit of bling and stamped sentiments. This one is going to my daughter Donna, she loves anything out of the ordinary so I know she will love this!
PS. I bought this peg at my local craft shop, not sure of the make of them, but will try to find out!!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Photo Challenge

I have been sent a photo challenge by Fiona and the challenge is to go into your picture folders and pick the 6th one, then choose the 6th photo, post it on your blog and explain the photo! You never know what you will find! Mine is quite boring, it was taken a couple of years ago at Anglesey, but I just had to capture that beautiful rainbow and I took the picture with my phone! The bottom photo is the actual 6th photo but I had to show you the full rainbow.

Now I have to pass this photo challenge on to 6 people, so here goes:

Looking forward to seeing those photos girls!!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Hugs Award

Thank you so much to my fellow bloggers Shirley fand Ikki for this cute award. This award is given in appreciation of a person's lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time.... awwww isnt that nice? I have made so many good friends through crafting and blogging and I really appreciate every one of you.

The rules are:

1. Link to the person who gave you the award,

2. Post the award on your blog,

3. Name 10 new recipients, and

4. Notify them they are recipients.

Again, most folk already have this award, so I am nominating everyone who visits my blog, all my lovely followers and all my blogging buddies, you all deserve it!


And another lovely award!! This one if from Joey, thank you so much hun, I feel so honoured to receive these awards.

Again, most folk seem to have these awards already and there are so many talented people out there, so I am passing it on to everyone in craftland and blogland! I would also like to pass it on to all my lovely followers, my bloggin buddies and anyone who kindly visits my blog.

One Lovely Blog Award

Wow, another award! This one is from Debra, she has some lovely stuff on her blog, go take a peek.
Again, most folk have this award so I am nominating all my lovely followers, all my bloggin buddies and anyone who visits my blog.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 35 - Oh Baby

A Spoonfull of Sugar

The Challenge this week is to create a card for a New Baby, Mum-to-be, New Mum or Pre-schooler. I think this stamp is really cute and I love to add buttons on baby cards.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Twin Boys

The inspiration for this lovely card came from the very talented Sue Nelson of Heart Prints. The stamp is House Mouse -Cozy Shoe, it's not very clear from the photo but the embossing is on both sides of the gatefold front. I thought the little feet ribbon complimented the shoe perfectly.
My camera is misbehaving today!

Papertake Challenge Dawny's Sketch #6

This sketch is the challenge this week at Papertake Weekly and this is my effort. I am on a roll just now with sketches and challenges, its a really good way to get the mojo movin and my mojo is on a definate go slow at the moment!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

My Time to Craft Challenge 44 - 'Mice & Easy!'

The challenge this week at My Time to Craft is 'Mice & Easy' so I have chosen this cute 'Cozy Shoe' stamped card as my entry. (Apologies for the poor photo quality).

Friday, 16 January 2009

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge 13 - 'Have a Heart'

The challenge on Cuttlebug Spot is 'Have a Heart' and this is my card for the challenge.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Don Update

It's quite a while since I updated on Don's progress after his dreadful accident last September and lots of people have enquired about him. It's almost 4 months since he was hit by the car and almost killed and he has been home from hospital now for 5 weeks, he has improved so much in that short time. His determination is remarkable, he is now walking almost unaided and his broken bones have all healed. His brain injury is going to take a lot longer to heal and after the massive trauma he suffered, he could never be the same person, but we are so lucky to still have him with us. He has a couple of physio sessions a week and he has really pushed himself to be mobile and independant. In the early days, I was helping him to do almost everything but now he is doing a lot more for himself. The sight in his right eye has gone completely and the long term prognosis is that it will never be regained. He still has the sight in his left eye and he is slowly adjusting and managing to read and watch TV which he couldn't do 5 weeks ago. Of all the injuries he suffered, the loss of his sight is the most devastating for him and some days it really gets to him and he feels very down and depressed. He lost 3 stone in weight but he is slowly gaining it back, must be my good cooking (LOL!). Don always did the cooking so its a big culture shock for me! Still, he is keen to try and do a bit of cooking again so fingers crossed it won't be for much longer!

Our lives have been turned upside down by this dreadful accident, its affected the whole family and we are all still trying to come to terms with it. The driver of the car that hit him is due in court sometime in March and once thats over hopefully we can move on and get on with our lives as best we can. I will keep you updated on his progress and thanks again to everyone.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge 14

The Cuttlebug Challenge this week is using a favourite folder and as my favourites are 'Swiss Dots' Folder and 'With Love' Embossing Border folder I have combined them both with this card.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

2 Awards!

Wow, I am a lucky girl I have been nominated for the Marie Antoinette Award twice and I am very honoured, thank you to Lorraine and Glenda

The above award is called 'The Marie Antoinette' a Real Person, a Real Award.The rules are:

1. Link to the person who gave you the award

2. Nominate 7 more persons

3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award

4. Post the award on your blog

So now I have to nominate 7 lovely bloggers which is very difficult because there are so many talented crafters out there in blogland but here goes:

I would like to nominate the award to all my followers too, in fact I nominate everyone!!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Girls About Town

Made this card using the fabulous 'Girls about Town' download from Charmed Cards & Crafts. The card is for my granddaughter Kimberley who is a shoeaholic! So when I saw this I couldn't resist it! Have a look at the fantastic downloads at Charmed Cards and Crafts, they are really reasonably priced and there is loads of inspiration on there and take a peek at Karen's blog:

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge # 13

The Cuttlebug Challenge this week is for an all white card, so I am posting one of my Christmas cards. A very quick and simple card to make using the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and the Ice Crystal Die Cut for the large snowflake. The sentment is stamped and the snowflake glittered using Star Dust Stickles. Scoring done using the Scor-Pal.

Friday, 2 January 2009

How gorgeous is she........??

This is 'Belle' isn't she adorable? She is my daughter's Christmas and birthday present from her partner Darren. She is 10 weeks old, she is a Bichon Frise and we all love her to bits, she is just like a little cuddly teddy bear. I wanted to share her with you, cos I know you will fall in love with her too.
I can hear you all sighing 'awwww!'