Friday, 31 October 2008

It's all happening

Well.. I'm quite excited.. it's all happening.... the new blog is almost ready to be launched :)

I have approached some ladies to be on a design team for my new blog - "Crafty Muse"... I am thrilled to say that they have accepted :)

Emma*, Tina, Tracey and Jhet will be joining me on the Design Team!!

But there's more... I am going to choose a couple more people to be on the Team...I will choose them from the FIRST challenge.... so keep checking back for the big opening of "Crafty Muse" and the first challenge!!

*check out the Awesome card Emma already made using Angelique!*

*the last image I uploaded of Angelique was a bit small... so here is a large one.... to change the size - either open in photoshop and alter the size in there or cut and paste her into a word document and then change the size of the image there... email me for more info*

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Another flower girl *edited*

*edited* I would like to introduce you to Milly Rose*

Thank you Lea and Tina - Thank you to everyone else too for the wonderful suggestions - it was a difficult choice!!

Here is another of my latest designs (doodles)! What do you think?

If you are interested .... They will be available for purchase VERY SOON!

OK - I need your help again! There were some great suggestions for the name of my last girl I posted... thanks! I chose the name Angelique (Thanks Bec!) :)
Now, I have some names from the last suggestions that I could "easily" name this wee lass but if you have an idea for a name I'm still listening :)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dottie's World :: Spotty Dottie

Karen set this week's Dottie's World Challenge
... it is "Spotty Dottie". Karen said:

I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads. BUT I don't just want to see a circle or two.

Here's my card... I have used Little Dot from the Love and Marriage downloads!! I have LOTS of DOTS/ SPOTS on this card!!

Do and check out the WONDERFUL work that the Design Team have created!! :)

Saturday, 25 October 2008

New images are coming ... *edited*

*edited* Thanks for your suggestions.... This was a hard choice for me ... so many great ideas ... She will now be Angelique! *

I've been having some fun drawing on my wacom tablet!! :)

Here is one of the little flower girls I have drawn*.... There are a few coming!!

What do you think of her?? Please suggest a name if you can think of one that suits!! :)

I mentioned that I was starting a new blog... well I thought I would start this new blog for my digital images... I have been working on backgrounds and headers for this... I thought I might set up some challenges on the new blog and maybe even have a little design team...

I'd love to know what you think!?
comment here or email me

*If you'd like to use her please download her now (she'll be here for a week!) my only condition is that you let me know when you use her on a card so that I may see your creation! :)

Dottie's World :: Not a Card

Well this week the Dottie's World challenge is set by Louise and cannot be a card!!

There are some wonderful artworks by the Design Team and Ruth has done a brilliant job as Guest Designer!! :)

I was inspired by Juliet to make some Dottie Christmas decorations... I've done it! I've completed the challenge.... just in time - Here is my attempt :)

Dottie can be downloaded here! :)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

A bit of an update

I don't know where the week has gone?!?

I am not on top of things at the moment! Hoping to be soon!

But I Thought I'd let you know a snippet of what I am up to.... a new blog.... some NEW digital images ... a "call out" ... they are all in the pipeline (stay tuned)!!

Here is some pictures that I took on the weekend!! I LOVE the countryside :)

Tilda ATCs and PIF candy

I did originally make these ATCs for the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge but I was too slow in uploading and mailing them... so I am offering them to my readers.... If you would like one (to have or to swap) let me know and I'll pop it in the mail! :)

I am also doing a PIF candy (as I received a package a little while ago) ... I have a few crafty goodies to post to the FIRST THREE PEOPLE to comment on this post! :)

I will post internationally by the way :)

Thursday, 16 October 2008

New look

I am figuring out more (slowly) about html etc etc.... I am experimenting right now with blog backgrounds etc... this is a VERY SIMPLE one which I made in photoshop elements! fun! :)

I'm working on something BIG... It's quite exciting! I'll be spilling the beans soon! :)

We are going to my parents tomorrow! Yay!! My sister Nic is having an exhibition this weekend so we are off to attend and have a long weekend while we are at it!! I'll be making a few cards as I am selling them in a shop there :) Might not be around for a few days (although maybe I will)

Ok...I'm off to catch up on all your blogs now :)

Monday, 13 October 2008

Donna has some yummy Magnolias to give away!

Donna has some scrummy blog candy she is giving away here!! mmmmm Magolia's!!

One of the things to do is to make a desk holder for markers.... Here is my attempt - I used this empty gluten-free slice box! :)

and ... Here is the finished result!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Kelly's celebrating

My SBS15 sister Kelly has gone over 10,000 hits and is celebrating with blog candy!

She wants to know what your fav. meal to cook is... Here is a recipe I thought I would share:

Chicken and Basil Risotto
cooking time: 30-45mins, serves 4


2 cups Arborio Rice
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 large onion, diced

1 garlic clove, chopped finely
1 fresh red chilli, chopped finely
handful basil leaves
2 chicken breasts
1cm lemon grass, finely chopped 

400ml can coconut cream
1-2 cups chicken stock

##Using electric frypan or a large deep saucepan##

1.Heat oil in pan - put onions, garlic and chilli in pan. (Med-High heat)

2. when onion is starting to brown add the chicken to the pan & seal chicken.

3. tip in the rice - stir, wait until the rice starts to become see through (it will still be opaque in the middle - this means it is sufficiently coated with oil) 

4. Add a ladleful of chicken stock and coconut cream, the lemon grass and the basil leaves. Simmer for 1min then turn pan down to a moderate heat

5. Add alternate ladles of the chicken stock and coconut cream until all used up and
 absorbed <<>> as the rice is cooking the grains soften and merge.

6. When Risotto looks creamy, grate in some fresh parmesan cheese or a small amount of butter. Leave to rest for 5mins

7. Serve up risotto (you can garnish it with some basil leaves if you wish)

Stamp with Sarah Kay

I am finally able to enter the Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge! Thanks to Chris! :)

This week the challenge was a sketch challenge... I love this sketch and think I might use it again! :) I love the work of the designers on the Sarah Kay Weekly challenge site!! :)

Here's my take:

I'm loving my copic markers - used them to colour the image and the scallop on the back edge

Tilda and Friends :: It's a Wrap

Well ... I am loving ATCs at the moment! So I *had* to enter the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge this week. This was the challenge:

"It's a Wrap! - A nice easy theme for everyone this week! We would like you to wrap up your ATC with ribbon, string, paper, wire, or anything else that comes to mind. The design is up to you, just remember to use a cute faced image such as Magnolia, Hanglar, Alota or Cuddly Buddly. "

Here's my ATC... I wrapped string around the white card.

There are some brilliant ATCs from the Design Team! You can see them here.

Dottie's World :: Love is...

Juliet set this weeks challenge on Dottie's World. I have copied her words below:

'Love is......' and I would like to see a message or journalling on the FRONT of your card.
As usual, you must include one of the Dottie downloads too"

Here is my card:

As usual the DT have made some fantastic work... check them out!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Dottie goes Geometric!

Well - I am still alive! I have not been around very much lately!! Life is just too busy! I'm glad that it's Friday night and hopefully I will be catching up with all of my blogging friends tonight.. yay!!

Here is my card for the Dottie's World challenge this week... Set by the lovely Adele the challenge this week is
Dottie goes Geometric!

Once again there are some Awesome works of art from the Design team - hurry over and check them out!!

In case you are wondering why she is green?? well she ate too much chocolate of course.... lol - oh, and originally I coloured her in for last weeks challenge!