Wednesday, 31 March 2010

a little surprise for a fellow blogger

kaz this is for you, hope you like it! xx................(I will email it to you in orginal format!)


tis' that time of the week again...cant believe it is wednesday already! time for us to share whats on our workspaces!..this lovely weekly blog is put together by Julie, this is my third week taking part.....we all love a chance for a good auld nose at other peoples spaces !!!  I dont have any particular project going on at the moment, just leaving stuff down as I am passing! 

I am excited today as my long awaited delivery of the new book from the god of craft, Tim Holtz, will be here at 3 today!!! can not wait!  hugs xx

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

new banner..........

***edited to say that I have changed the banner again,  the other one just didnt look right!!!!*** 

and I did it all by myself!!.....well it took me long enough, years to be exact!!!I could not sleep early this morning, so I got up and had some time to sit down and put what I have learned about Photoshop to the test!  I played with layers, masks, opacities, light..... you name it I tried it.....most of it was trial and error, not knowing if what I was doing was right half the time, but I am happy I won against photoshop......I think!!! woohoo at last, I have only been battling it for years but I won today so stick that in your png pipe photoshop!..............quite addictive too, I am liking my newly found digital status so I am going to brave it again! {{hugs}}xx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

gorjuss LO

finally finished the LO that you saw on desk, I have also finished my little bird house, but I have yet to take some pics of this!

I dont want to add a title just yet to this..still working on that one.  and as you can see if you look at the pic in post below I had a gorjuss girl all coloured in and ready to be placed on a card, but when I saw her  lying over my LO I just had to add her and she works, really happy with her on this!  and as mentioned below I scraplifted cos I just didnt have the mojo to create anything by myself layout wise, I think it was from a LO over on Studio Calico, when I find a link for this LO I will post it up!

I got some happy news that I won a little easter candy too, so I am looking forward to recieving this!  hugs peeps xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


me again! ................sharing my work space today....this is it in all its state, I have 4 projects on the go at once....the little wooden ball thing in background is going to become a doll, I have a LO to finish.....this will be my first LO since before christmas...and I scrap lifted because I could not think of what to do with it!  I also have a bird house template form and another gorjuss card!  my mission is to get at least 2 of these 4 things done by the weekend! wish me luck! do pop over and check out Julias blog, the lovely creator of WOYWW! hugs xx

crafty creations time of week...

the weeks are just flying by....I am a bit more organised and creative this week so I got my challenge card done on time!! I know I even shocked there ya go! do swing by to see the what the other lovely ladies created!
this week the challenge called for the theme "babies"
hugs xx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


had a lovely morning over with the girls at my friend Karens house, we played, ate, played and ate some more!  I made this little hanger for my hall.....also I will be entering this into the weeks challenge over on the lovely GingerSnapsCreations, they called for  Copper, Ginger or Rust! 

Sunday, 21 March 2010

stamp something...owl tag

I sat down to make a baby girl card today and this I do this I do not know!  when I have something to do I can never do it and always go off on another tagent altogether!!!....anyways I like this little fella, hooked on making these owls......and I got to play with my paper artsey stamps again, they have been neglected the last while, I do love them, they are my favourite to Gorjuss of course!

so I thought I would enter this into this weeks challenge over on stamp something.....distressed is what they are looking for....and I think I have covered that one with this little fella!

off I go now so I can get started on the baby girl card I should have done this morning!  also have a LO started which is spread out all over the floor here...................frodo keeps coming in and parking his bottom all over my treasured Sassafrass papers...bold pooch!

Friday, 19 March 2010

thursdays craft playing

Lil' Feathered Owl......the lovely Neasa had found a tutorial by RoxyCar on YouTube showing how to make these, I just couldnt resist!  now I am happily hooked! :)  thank you Neasa!!!

had a play with some corregated cardboard, acrylic paint, embossing powder and mica powders and these happened.......finished off with a brad...they were soooooooooo quick too!!!!!!!! going to make a batch load of these when I get time in different colours!

taa daa!!!!!!!!!...................I finally finished the cover on my sketch book! has only been sitting on my desk since before christmas screaming at me to cover it, poor thing!! So I used a plain cream coloured cotton (dont know what the correct term for this fabric is......but it was cheap as chips!) the polka dot green fabric is remnant from one of my daughters old tshirts, lace is from my stash, and felt flower is from fancy pants, I stamped with distress ink my ART letters and then went over them to define them with some brown thread on my sewing machine, and as you can I see I was getting carried away with the sewing machine cos I made the flower stalk and leaves too!

 and I finally figured out what HTML code I needed to create the new side bar on the left hand side of my blog, something I dont want to try again, well not for a while anyway! I was dizzy going through it all on blogger LOL!!!! but thankfully it worked first time around, thank god, and I am delighted with it! easily pleased eh!

anywayI have to go as I have a date with a hoover, mop & bucket before I have to meet mr washing machine again at lunch time so I have to get cracking, I hope you all have a lovely craft filled fun weekend, hugs xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

picture heavy post.....sorry!!

my messy desk!

mothers day flowers from the the basket (will be using this on my desk somewhere!!)

  found this pic during week, and fell in love......


made this card for my MIL, it is also my make for this weeks challenge on Crafty Creations, very late I am, but this week has not been good


still up on cloud nine over alice and really wanting to go see it again!

and I finally got my crocheted tcosy finished.....philip says it reminds him of bagpuss!

have a lovely sunday xx

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

spooky similar!

..just a quick one, wanted to share something I stumbled across this morning, while hopping around blog land with my morning coffee ( I was really waiting on the kids to brush their teeth!!)  anyways on my cyber travels I found a pic of a LO from the Hambly booth at this years CHA.............

remind you of anything?????

I did nearly spit my coffee out...spooky similar of what!...either I inspired (which I doubt)  but probably a coincidence! anyways I thought I would share!

I am still sick here too (and thank you all so much for your get well messages xx) tablets not working to well, so another visit to the doctor is on the cards...I have not been near my desk at all,  it is starting to buckle at the legs as it has become the place where you plonk something down that you havent got a home for yet!! not a pretty site! my time is spend under a blanket in the corner of our sofa crocheting and making toadstools!  when I am feeling better I will take some pics!

hugs m xx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

easter egg basket & bunting


I have been sick since weekend, lost my voice and I am on a load of medication for it :(  I just wanted to share an easter basket that I made and some bunting using some of my daughters old tshirts!!!!  I am very behind on my challenges, I hope to have them done when I feel a bit better and catch up with all you lovely bloggers, I feel I have neglected you all and not been able to visit you to see what you are all up too and leave some sweet comments, I am sorry.xx...righto off I head again I am due my next dose of medicine! big hugs m xx