31 March 2008
Really choked up cos the lovely PINKGEM has given me this award!! It's for blogs that inspire you to make stuff. How cool is that!!?? I feel quite humble, actually, cos I often look at PinkGem's stuff for inspiration - and her stuff is fab - so to get an award from her is quite something!
So I have to pass it on to 3 others whose work has inspired me..... how tricky is this? There are so many talented peeps out there that only choosing three of them is going to be a riot.
In no particular order:
Well, the first one is going to be Zoe's blog - A PERSONAL TOUCH - because I think her workmanship is superb and I love her designs.
(Struggling a bit to find two others that haven't already been given this award!) The second one should be SUEPLAYINGWITHPAPER cos not only does she make fab stuff, she teaches you to make it too!
My third one has to go to Julie - JULIESINKSPOT - because... well just check it out and you'll see why...
BUT I would like to give a special mention to MRS V H, who unfortunately doesn't have a blog - yet! - but whose designs are fab!!
26 March 2008
The image is from - who else? - Pink Petticoat. I really like the downloadable sets from there - you don't have to wait for something to turn up in the post and you can resize them, add text, etc, etc.
I've also used my beloved polka dot ribbon from RibbonOasis.
This one is using Henrietta (Does My Bum Look Big in This, from Pink Petticoat) with some more lovely lovely ribbon from Ribbon Oasis and a bit of Cuttlebugging!
I made a whole set in different colours.
17 March 2008
So we took her and her bestest friend Amy to Sundown Adventure Land for the day on Saturday. It was forecast lousy weather so we wrapped up warm and headed out.
When we got there, there was hardly anyone else there - probably put off by the weather forecast! - and we didn't have to queue for anything! AND it didn't rain!! So a great time was had by all!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY GIRL x
12 March 2008
WHAT WERE YOU DOING 10 YEARS AGO?
Working down in Bristol as an IT Trainer. Single and having a lovely time, travelling the world and wishing I could go back to New Zealand!
WHAT WERE YOU DOING 1 YEAR AGO?
Working as an IT Trainer for another company, back in Lincolnshire. Married and Lil G was 4.
NAME YOUR 5 FAVOURITE SNACKS
Cheese & Crackers
NAME 5 THINGS YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE A MILLIONAIRE
Move back to New Zealand
Set up my own training company
Buy an Aston Martin
Have a swimming pool (heated!)
Travel - a LOT!
NAME 5 THINGS YOU LIKE DOING
NAME YOUR 5 FAVOURITE TOYS
My car (I know, but I love it)
So that's me. Not very exciting!
I can't find any one else to tag, cos you've all been done! But if you haven't, please consider yourself tagged! See you soon xx
10 March 2008
Had the day to myself, so I set about making some cards - a few for a commission and some just for fun and maybe to sell. I used images from the Pink Petticoat Little Chicks collection, coloured with Whispers pens (which I just could not live without!) and some SnowWriter for the droplets. I'm quite pleased with the effect and I'll try to upload one later.
Also managed to make a set of 3 funny cats cards for a friend, all using black-and-white photographs, matted onto black and white card. Hope she likes them!
8 March 2008
To get the basics, like card and glue and stuff, I like MadAboutCards and the Glitter Pot, amongst many others, because of their excellent range and customer service.
SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE SITES...
- CANON SCRAPBOOK - for tons of free papers/project/ideas
- GLITTER POT - huge range and super fast delivery
- HANDY HIPPO - really nice folks and fast delivery
- MAD ABOUT CARDS - fab range and decent prices
- PINK PETTICOAT - well just have a look; you'll see!
- RIBBON OASIS - superb range, good prices and freebies!
- WILD ORCHID CRAFTS - excellent service, cheap ribbon and great flowers