Thursday, 24 July 2008

Sunday Stampers - Games

This week on Sunday Stampers the challenge is `The Games People Play'. I decided to make a pocket as I really enjoy making these! I happen to have some game themed stamps which I haven't actually used yet - so they were perfect!

The front is a true replication of the colours but the inside seems a bit dark, I just dont know why this happens - but thanks for looking anyway!

Taken this one with my phone which is a little bit better!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Cute and Cuddly

Over on CSF there is a monthly rubber stamped ATC challege, and this month it is Cute and Cuddly! I made this very basic ATC using a Simon and Lola stamp and colouring the image in using Twinkling H2Os, then all I did was round off the corners - sorry its a bit wonky - its my scanner - or should I say its the person operating it!!!

Even more blog candy!!!!

I think everyone is in a very generous mood as I have just popped over to Lydia's blog and discovered there's even more blog candy up for grabs at the Funky Fairy. They are celebrating over 11,000 hits in just 4 months - an amazing achievement - well done :)


I must admit I have been neglecting my Fat Book Lists on the Craft Swap Forum since I've got back from Egypt. However, last night I made a start on them, and I do feel better for doing that!

This is one I made using Hot off The Press papers and a lovely stamp by Hero Arts called `Intriguing Lady', which I inked up with an Adirondack `stained glass' ink pad. I finished off with a ribbon stapled to the edge - hope you like it :)

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

More Blog Candy!

My Sister Maria has had 5000 hits on her blog - thats brilliant Maria, well done!! Anyway, to celebrate Maria is offering some really scrummy blog candy, so please visit her blog here and have a peek.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

In My Pocket Challenge


Week 2 of the In My Pocket Challenge (here) and this week we're `coining it in'! Dont know what came over me but I've gone a bit morbid for this challenge!

I've used 7 Gypsies `morocco' paper to cover the front and I've put on a grungeboard skull and cross bones and then drawn in the gallows.

Then inside at the top I've used another 7 Gypsies paper to decorate it with and then printed the text `Money for Old Rope. Apparently this saying comes from the old days when there were public hangings. The hangman was supposed to keep the rope but apparently he used to cut it up and sell it to the crowd - nice!!! Anyway, I attached a bit of old rope (well, string!) and then below are my coins along with a very sad looking face! I said it was a bit morbid didn't I!!!!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking xxx

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Blog Candy!

Karen has set up her own business called Kerudoc Création so to help celebrate this fact she is offering some lovely yummy candy, please take a look here! Good luck Karen.

I won an award!

I won this award yesterday from the lovely Shaz, thank you!

I now need to pass this award on.

The rules for this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

So, my 7 nominated peeps are:


This Old Heart of Mine

Well over on The Sunday Stampers this week's challenge is to create something with a heart as the theme is This Old Heart of Mine! I spent hours in my craft room last night and it was a complete disaster - I knocked over a whole new pot of white embossing powder all over my dark blue carpet - what a nightmare!!!! Everything I tried to do went wrong - grrrrr! Anyway, I found a jigsaw piece that I had started to alter a few months ago so I decided to have a go at that instead! I covered it with various papers, stamped one of the sayings that I've got from my Cats Life stamp collection. Then I roughed up an old heart I had and stamped on that with a Paper Artsy stamp, added some gems and a paper flower and then finally used a dabber on one of my grungeboard flourishes! Hope you like it, I was quite pleased with it considering the nightmare I was having!!!!