Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas everyone !

wishing you all a wonderful christmas and a very prosperous new year full of health wealth and happiness. Hope santa was kind to you all !

Sunday, December 13, 2009

i'm still alive !!

Yes its been 6 months and i do feel bad for not blogging ! a lot has happened in my life this past few months. I had visitors from England did a road trip to Memphis which was fabulous took up the whole summer. On a sour note my dads cancer returned which he is having treatment at the moment but they also found an annurism in his heart so its been a very stressful time, i also lost a couple of good friends and their deaths were a real shock. My computer crashed in october and i lost all my e mail addresses and pics i was so upset, i will be glad to see the new year !!! I havnt really done much crafting a little sewing thats all as i havn't had the heart to do any, been a real low time but the holiday spirit is lifting my own spirit and i want to take the time to thank you all for your well wishes. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a very prosperous new year full of wealth health and happiness !!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A few things to share !

Well this was my last month as a design team member for two scrapbook friends, my 6 month term is over and i didn't apply again as summer is too busy for me with visitors from England. so these are my last creations as a design team member for them . papers are all pink paislee and i used storybook cart and plantin schoolbook cart. I also want to share with you my first project i did with my new embellisher machine, not having many materials to work with i used scraps of cloth and wool i found amongst my stash but i love my little landscape it reminds me of the lake district. all materials embellished onto a piece of craft felt.
On another note my yardwork is almost over i tell you that staining has taken me over two weeks already and i'm still not done, what a humongus task wish i'd never started lol ! i am trying desperately to get everything done before my visitors arrive at the end of this month. I had sad news recently that my dads cancer has returned i am so pleased that his specialist is letting him come for a vaccation before his treatment starts, so i am going to give him a wonderful holiday ! I am driving my parents down to memphis to see Graceland so any tips on the area would be greatly appreciated ! well i guess i rambled on too long but hey thanks for stopping by i love you guys !

my embellished landscape

my two scrapbook friend creations !

Friday, May 22, 2009

Mays two scrapbook friends my creations !!

Oh boy have i had trouble trying to get on my blog and some others it kept aborting the operation drove me up the bloody wall! well here is my creations for Mays two scrapbook friend monthly design team. I deleted my pics off my camera so i had to wait till the store posted them so i could copy the pics to put on my blog . I made these back in April so i am late posting. to be honest i have been super busy what with visitors from England and trying to open the pool and doing yard work plus staining my shed and fence phew its been never ending. I really have not had any time to craft as yet this month. My dh bought me an embellisher felting machine for mothers day i have wanted one for some time and i have only managed one play with that. Well i guess you are all in the same boat such a busy time of year. Hope everyone is keeping well.

Friday, May 8, 2009

fabulous Niagara falls !!!!

Hey i've been missing in action again this week lol !! I had visitors from England so i became a tourist guide again !! We went to Niagara falls on the weekend and the weather was just perfect, the falls looked amazing with a huge rainbow sitting right inside; so weird but oh so very beautiful to see !! Also been to niagara on the lake, St jacobs, Toronto, toronto island, and a couple of more local places . I wanted to share a few pics of the falls with the rainbow with you all !! ENJOY !

Monday, April 27, 2009

BBTB doodlecharm weekly challenge !!

Wow it's been ages since i used the doodlecharm cart so it was great to pull it out this week and have to use for the challenge over at the BBTB site. Regina said we could use any cut as long as it was the border feature, so i used the dragonflies which i cut in chipboard and paper and i embellished them with ink and stickles and skittles which i coloured with a sharpie. Ribbon and rubons complete a fun and easy card !! tfl. Now hop on over to the BBTB site for another contest amazing creations from the other designers and a blog hop for candy woohoo !!

A lovely award !!

Thanks laura for thinking of me when you gave out this award it was so thoughtful of you !! Laura is on the design team with me at two scrapbook friends and you can check out her amazing talent HERE

It came with the following description that accompanies the award: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

fab blog candy at Tammy's

My wonderfully talented friend Tammy is celebrating and offering fantastic blog candy check her out quick you won't be dissapointed !! click here

Monday, April 20, 2009

bbtb weekly challenge !!

Oh what a treat this week, we got to use some vintage images from one of my fellow design team members sister !! Sharons sister Peggy of Peggy's loves vintage has some fabulous images on cd's that you can buy just click HERE to go to her site. We got to pick from 4 images and the bbtb design team did amazing !! we were asked to use the lnch bag from the tags bags boxes cricut cart and i also used the butterfly from the indie cart !! I used a stamp from SU for the sentiment and inks from Tim Holtz and a little bit of stickles. You can check out all the other designs HERE. Oh yes theres also another contest starting and you could win one of peggy's cd's so what are you waiting for !!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

At long last !!!!

I finally got my internet back on, i have hated not having it. I have been busy painting the two offices and swapping them over so i now have a much brighter room to craft in !! We had to unhook all the wiring to feed it downstairs to the basement for my DH new office and of course we had to get the new furniture for that office. Well i am almost finished and can't wait to get back crafting !!!!
I also went away on a scrapbook retreat to Grandbend and boy it was so much fun !! I met some fabulous new friends, who i hope to get together with soon, hey it was great bumping into some of you yesterday at scrapfest !!!! i will share with you some time this week what i made on my weekend and of course pics of my new room !! well better get back to putting my stash away in my cupboards, have a fabulous weekend !!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Two scrapbook friends monthly design team creations !!

Well another month has come around and i have been dying to post my creations but we have to wait till the first of the month !! The paper was yummy this month and the ribbon chipboard and bling gave us all some wonderful elements to work with. from my design kit i made a double and a single layout and two cards !! apart from my kit i used alcohol inks, distress inks and storybook cart plus the cut and emboss butterfly from cuttlebug ! Thanks for looking ! Check out the work from the other wonderful designers HERE.

Monday, March 30, 2009

BBTb doodlecharm bunny !!

Wow another week gone by already !! time is flying by !!! I had some bad news this past week, my dads cancer has returned so my head is kind of in the clouds at the moment !! i'm trying to stay focused and positive and i hope he is doing the same It's so hard when we are in different countries! I'm trying to keep busy so my scrap room is now all packed up in boxes as my DH is giving me the bigger office upstairs that means ill have a window let some light in !!! So now i have to re paint my old room buy a new desk for it etc then re paint the office upstairs and set it all up, i bet it is going to take me a couple of weeks . I'm also excited to be going away this weekend on a scrapbooking retreat with my lss two scrapbook friends and my wonderful friend michelle friday till sunday, i am so looking forward to the break !! Now for the fun stuff the challenge this week was to use the bunny from the doodlecharm cart and i made my bunny sitting in the meadow amongst the daffodils, i used WIMG for the daffs and flowers and i used glossy accents on the flower heads and my bunnies feetpads and nose. This card is dimentional but it doesn't show to well on the pic !! Tfl sorry for blabbing on !!

Monday, March 23, 2009

BBTB spring challenge !!

I know it's been a while since i blogged but my mojo has gone to sleep !! i tried hard this week though to do the bbtb challenge and i wish i could take better pics because this card is so much prettier in real life !! I must have taken 20 shots seriously and i still not that happy with the pic !!! Anyhow the challenge was to use the word spring from the stretch your imagination cart ! the design team are awesome, talk about talent this team rocks !! check out all the creations HERE. oh yes and the scalloped rectangle is from the storybook cart !! This card is 7.5" x 6.5" lots of tim holtz inks and stickles and skittles !! TFL !

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Highway sign challenge bbtb !!

Wow this week has flown by !! It was a very trying time for me the past week but thats another story !! Regina asked the bbtb team to make a project using the highway sign from the going places cart. I was working on making a card for the hallmark site which was to use the shoe from graphically speaking a challenge i had set., so when i was checking out the sign a purse came to mind straight away and voila two challenges in one !! If you need more inspiration check out the bbtb design teams creations HERE you will not be dissapointed !!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Two scrapbook friends march design team !

When i first opened this kit, i thought i was in for a real hard time of it, not my usual colours but i really like the results i achieved from this kit ! The papers are from a canadian company in Quebec, and this was the equinoxe line ! The design team have to do a double and a single layout plus one other project, i managed to do my double two singles and a card. The other designers have done wonderful projects and you can see them on the two scrapbook friends gallery HERE.

For my double layout i cut the letters from the cuttin up cart and inked them with tim holts inks in mustard seed, weathered wood, orange marmalade. stars are cut from george cart. all other items came in my kit !!
For my first single layout i used the kit but i also used the story book cart for the frame crown and letters. i used distress inks in broken china, mustard seed.

For my next single layout apart from the kit supplies i also used inks in vintage photo and weathered wood.

Finally i made a card from the bits i had left, i used storybook for the scrolls and george for the flowers, i also used inks in faded jeans, black soot and cats eye white. I added a touch of stickles in waterfall. white gel pen !

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BBTB challenge life is good !

Hi Everyone, i am still coughing and trying to shake off this pneumonia, i really do feel much much better though so now my energy is starting to return i feel i can do a little more crafting !
This weeks challenge for the bbtb team was to use the cut life is good from the graphically speaking cart, i used brown and black with a hint of pink for my colour combo on my card !! i also used the accent essential cart for the brown shape behind the wording ! The butterflies were cut from graphically speaking, flowers were from my stash and i added gossy accents and stickles and inked with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink ! you can check out all the other wonderful creations from my fellow design team members HERE.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Blog candy winner !!

Oh i am sorry i'm late posting the winner but here goes !! i used the random org number generator and # 8 came up which is Jewill ! congratulations, please let me know your details so i can send out your prize ! Thankyou all so much for playing along and for visiting my blog ! i love you all !!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nanna card !!

I used paper from the dcwv sweet collection for the background ! nanna was cut from the jasmine cart on shadow inked and the edges stickled with icicle ! the frame behind nanna is cut from the home accent cart it's the welcome sign cut on blackout ! again i inked with Tim Holtz worn lipstick distress ink ! The flower branches were also cut from the home accent cart and again i used the same ink and added small rhinestones to the flower centres ! The butterflies are made from a small punch and i used a white gel pen to highlight areas !! thanks for looking !

Monday, February 9, 2009

My bloganniversary today !! blog candy !!!

Oh gosh i just saw it was my blog anniversary today !! so i'm giving away a little blog candy ! an accordian book kit by k & company some skittles, ribbon, buttons and sticky brads ! just leave a message here and a link to your blog and i'll draw a name on sunday feb 15th !! Oh and don't worry if you don't have a blog just leave a message and check back to see if you won !!

Love bbtb challenge !!

This week Regina asked us to use the love from home accent cart but to use it it in brown !! well not feeeling the greatest it took me all week to russtle up this card !! I love pink and brown together !! the team did fabulous again this week so much eye candy ! you can check them out here

Another award !!

Thankyou so much to Joanne and juliana for both nominating me for the kreative blogger award !! i am supposed to list 7 of my favourite things so here goes

1, i love blogging !!
2, i love my cricut,
3, i love to craft,
4, i love my family
5, I love my friends,
6, I love chocolate
7, I love summer
now i nominate 8 people to receive this award these ladies are so inspiring !!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I,m sick !!! and i gave notice at work !!!

Yes i'm sick i have a wicked cough and sinusitus, i keep running a temperature and i'm feeling sorry for myself !! I went to the doctors yesterday as i am feeling so drained and he tells me everyone has this !!! i have a bronchial cough and influenza and i just wish it would go away. Anybody have any good home recipes or tips to help you feel better ?? I tried the vicks on the soles of my feet with socks on, i heard this stops you coughing but it didn't work.

On another note i gave my notice at work a week ago, the shifts were just to much, lots of weekends and nights working till midnight. Well it was distrupting my craft time !!! Hope everyone reading this is keeping well !!!



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

quick valentine cards !!

I missed my target for bbtb this week which was to use the heart from the doodlecharm cart, but with the scraps left over from my two scrapbook friends kit i put together a couple of quick cards and i used the heart on one of them !!! Thanks for looking !!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Blog candy !!

Just wanted to share that two of my amazing cricut friends are giving away awesome blog candy !! Sharon a super talented and generous kind soul !! you can see her wonderful talent HERE And Enfy's another fantastically talented kind hearted friend who you can see her wonderful creations HERE. Prepare to be blown away !!

February design team kit for Two scrapbook friends !!

Well here it is my february design team projects !! the kit was fantastic !! lots of cardstock embellishments and awesome paper by my little yellow bicycle. I did a double page layout a single and an altered book !! Thanks all for looking !!

Monday, January 26, 2009

I love you bbtb challenge !

Some very pretty creations this week by the bbtb design team ! i so look forward to sunday night or monday morning to see all the different creations my fellow design team members come up with. It's amazing all the variations from one little cut. This week we were asked to use the rose from the indie cart, it is such a beautiful cut and i decided to keep mine very simple using black and white as my main colour theme. I added the chipboard sentiment which i think pops right off the card. Thanks all for stopping by i love to read your feedback and please take a visit over to the bbtb site to see what the girls have created !! Oh yes forgot to mention there is a new contest running on the bbtb site so go check it out !!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Award from my lovely friend Tammy !

I am so blessed to be given another award !! my cricut friend Tammy has given me the Marie Antoinette award and i am thrilled she thought of me !! this girl has the most amazing talent and her blog is well worth a visit ! go check out her wonderful creations HERE

so i would like to pass this on to some wonderful blogging friends !





Tuesday, January 20, 2009

engagement card BBTB challenge !

I just love this heart on the wedding cart and i was pleased Regina set this for the bbtb design team for this weeks challenge as i need an engagement card for my my friends daughter who just became engaged. I cut the heart at 4.75" and then placed it on a folded piece of card stock and i drew around it so the top edge stayed in tact. I then adhered the loose heart to the folded heart. Next i cut the scroll insert two times and glued them together and i used icicle stickles to cover the top scrolled insert. I added pearls to the bottom pointed edge and a satin pink bow with a ribbon and pearl flower in the centre. the design team did amazing this week you can check out all the designs HERE

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New home snail BBTB challenge

Wow talk about some cute snails, Regina set the challenge this week to use the snail from WIMG cart and i can tell you i have never seen as many cute snails !! The bbtb design team did amazing once again. For my card i decided to turn the snails shell into a little house with a sold sign ! I used a fiskars punch to add detail to the roof and i also used the scallop cut from the plantin schoolbook cart on the top edge of the card. I randomly placed little flowers by Jolee which my blogging friend Kris sent me a while back. I really want to thankyou all for taking the time to visit and i really appreciate your comments !! don't forget to check out the others HERE.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sharing my news and an award !!

I have to share my wonderful news with you all !! my local scrapbook store TWO SCRAPBOOK FRIENDS asked me to be on their design team back in nov to start in December, well with the holidays my new job and being sick i couldn't start until now. So i am so pleased to be part of another wonderful design team and share my great news with you all so keep watching for my first projects which will be shown at the end of january !! You can check out their blog and follow the links to the gallery here.

My wonderful friend Sharon who has the most amazing talent has honoured me with a blog award ! seriously this lady is super talented and so special to a lot of us in blog land you can see for yourself by visiting her blog HERE

so i have to share this award with seven more wonderful bloggers ! so i am giving it to








Thanks all for stoping by



Monday, January 5, 2009

Just a note BBTB challenge !

Happy monday !! This week Regina asked the bbtb team to use the pencil from the my community cart and what a fanatstic job the designers did this week ! For my card i also used mini monos for the scalloped squares and i printed the just a note from my computer ! lots of stickles and ink ! thanks all for looking !! don't forget to check out all the other fabulous designs here.