Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #23

Dawn's sketch this week over on Inspirational Card Sketches is fab!! Dead easy to follow and loads of ways to interpret it!

You need to go over and check it out and have a go, you really do!

As usual, here's your sneaky peek... the 'full monty' is on the ICS Blog!

You still here? Get over there and see the amazing work that the DT have come up with! See you there!


Bridal Shower mini book

I made this little paper bag book for a lovely lady called Kate that was marrying her very handsome young man, Joe. Kate's boss very kindly held a bridal shower at her house so that we could all send Kate on her merry way to wifey-dom!

Kate is just starting out on her crafty journey and she made all her own invitations etc. So, to help her remember her evening, I made her this little paper bag book...

Anne (our fabulous hostess and creator of the most fabulous food and to die for deserts!) had arranged some great games for us to play.

We each had to wrap up a little pressie that began with our first names. Kate had to guess what was inside each parcel.

We had to take with us a recipe that began with our surname.

Kate was dressed in an apron with loads of small kitchen utensils attached to it. We had 2 minutes to memorise the apron, then write them down.

One game I was REALLY surprised at was getting points for various contents of your handbag. Now, I thought I carried loads of crud in my bag, but some of these girls..... They totally wiped me out on the points scale I can tell you! There were one or two ladies there that may have broken the 'carry on' baggage limit on a plane! LOL.

My boss, Lea (aka can't cook won't cook!) was made to give a pastry making demo, much to our hilarity. Can't say that anyone wanted to eat it but it did look sort of ok, and judging by Kate playing with it, it must have felt ok too!

We all had such a wonderful evening together.

I've been lucky enough to see some of Kate's wedding photos and she looked totally stunning. Kate and Joe got married at Kelmarsh Hall in totally amazing surroundings on a gloriously sunny day!

Wishing them many, many happy years ahead of them.

Monday, 29 June 2009


I have seen so many wonderful creations recently using Promarkers that I had to dig out one that I received free on a magazine quite a while back to have a play with.

They're pretty good, so I treated myself using a 20% off voucher that was emailed to me from Letraset.com

I bought myself the mixed pack of 12 Promarkers and a blender pen, then sat back and impatiently waited for them to arrive, and arrive they duly did on Friday. Never one to let sleeping dogs lie, I got to work straight away and played colouring in some images that I got quite a while back on an image swap.

These are what I created...

Yes, yes, I know I have a LONG way in the using of Promarkers properly stakes. But as a first attempt...? I'm bloody impressed guys I can tell ya!

You may just be seeing some more coloured creations from me. I've been watching tutorials on Youtube and also on the Passion for Promarkers blog too.

Inspirational Card Sketches #22

So Miss Moneypenny... my card this week that I made for Inspirational Card Sketches looked like this...

Such fantastic digi stamp images to work with from Lily-Boo Boutique. Loved them. Even layered them up - woo hoo me! HAHA!

White A5 card.
Papers: Cosmo Cricket - Honey Pie.
Digi Stamp image: Lily-Boo Boutique.
Ribbon: Ribbon Mad.
Butterfly: Craft Robo.
Watercolour Pencils: Derwent Aquatone.
Flowers: Prima.
Buttons: Stash.
Glitter: Stickles.
Stamp: Autumn Leaves.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

And the tears flowed....

Jacob's off to Paris early in the morning on a residential with school for the next 5 days. He'll be back home again on Friday teatime. I've just said goodnight to him and given him the biggest hug that I could find from within. I cried, I tried not to, really I did, but I just couldn't help it!!!

The mother in me wishes him the best time EVER! The mother in me worries about him in another country without me there to keep him safe and out of harms way. The mother in me is jealous that the little bugger is going to the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, a boat tour down the River Sienne, the Stadt de France, and a day in Disneyland Paris, to mention just a few of his planned activities !!! Not to mention that we're paying for it!

These next days are going to fly for him and his mates but every night I'll go to bed wishing him lots of love and wishing I could kiss and hug him and tell him I love him. Every morning I'll wake to find his bed empty, his room unoccupied!

Gonna miss him loads; his bickering with Freya and me telling them both off for not getting along; his cheeky ways and comments; his amazing personality and wonderfully warm, caring heart.

So to Jacob... stays safe my sweetheart, have a wonderful time, I love you so, so much!! See you on Friday with all the tales of your wonderful trip and all the pictures you'll take to share with your dad, Freya and me.


Rosie-Dee's Challenges - No.41

We're in the final week over on Rosie-Dee's Challenge Blog of this month's theme of Colour Combinations. This week we've chosen Black & White as our theme.

My card was a bit of an unusual choice this week, but I like how it turned out.

Next week our fantastic DESIGN TEAM join us. Please pop over and give them a very warm welcome, won't you?!

Indigo Mill - Picture HEAVY!!!

ALL these cards were made using LEFT OVERS from Indigo Mill kits!!! It's only when I uploaded them to this post that I realised just how many cards I managed to get out of the scraps!! Can't accuse me of not being environmentally friendly, can you?! HAHA!

No wonder I don't have any scraps left eh?! LOL

Papers: MME, Black Market Paper Society, Jilly Bean Soup, Fancy Pants, Love Elsie, DCWV
Embellishments: Hessian Ribbon, Primas, Felt ric rac, Pattis Pretties, Fablon. All other embellishments from Indigo Mill.
Inkpad: Colorbox.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Indigo Mill

These two LOs were made way back in April during a weekend where the DT of Indigo Mill met up in Kings Lynn at Steph's mum's house. Steph had these to display at her retreat that she held earlier this month. As I've now got them back, I can show you what I made...

Cardstock: American Crafts.
Paper: Pebbles Inc.
Tiles & Bracket brads: Indigo Mill.
Love title cut on the Cricut.
Fineline pen: Stabilo.

Indigo Mill

Using up my scraps from previous Indigo Mill papers, I managed to make these ALL FROM SCRAPS!!!!...

Claire bagged this months gorgeous kit from Ruby Rocket, you wanna go over to the Indigo Mill Blog to see what beauties she's made fr0m it! I'm dead jealous that Claire got to play with this kit and not me, you know!


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