Sunday, 30 November 2008

Where did it go???

I seem to have lost a couple of things ...
My Mojo seems to have run off, I don'thave much of that energy stuff and and the weekend appears to have disappeared as well - if you see it please send it back - I would love some more time!! :)

I just thought I'd show you a few more pics of the stamp making in action!!
I'm slowly getting the timing and washing worked out :)

Exposing the image

Post exposure wash

the end result!

I promised a card, but as I explained earlier... due to the missing Mojo and time you will have to make do with a VERY sparkly purple Princess Amber. Speaking of purple.. why not head over to Crafty Muse and join in our purple challenge???

I did finish off the order of Christmas cards to send to my Mum and also to give her some to take into the bookshop where they sell my cards in Orange... whoo!! they can go postal tomorrow!

Here's one of my favourite...

I will be taking preorders for stamps on Crafty Muse and through this blog too... email me if you are interested.

I will also be offering the service of turning your artwork into stamps ... as I had troubles trying to find somewhere to do that for me :) Email me for more info!

Thanks for looking ... I will be ending the neglect and coming round your blogs in the next few days (sorry for the absence).

Friday, 28 November 2008

We have lift off

I am busy in the kitchen cooking stamps!!

I have made one sheet of little Angeliques and will be making some cards with her tomorrow, right now I have an Amber and a sitting Angelique under the light!! It's so exciting seeing the images become stamps!!

I will have to make enough to send some little packets off to the DT girls and then I will start taking pre-orders for stamps!

Got any good boy names up your sleeve?? please scroll down and suggest some for my boys!

Thanks for looking and next time I'll have a stamp or 2 to show :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The boys and an award

Well, The boys are ready for release... they will be available for purchase on Crafty Muse around this time tomorrow!

But for now... I will be running a Naming competition right here... please suggest a name for the following:
1. laptop/ guitarist
2. hiker 1
3. hiker 2
4. skiier
5. canoer

The person who chooses the winning name(s) will receive that image as a free download.

This award has been doing the rounds and I would like to say a huge thank-you to Tracey, Emma and Becky for passing this on to me..

The details of the award are as follows:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I would like to pass this onto (+ back to) the lovely Crafty Muse DT as well as my good friends Jac and Lea {I never professed to be any good at figures}

COME ON OVER to Crafty Muse and enter Challenge #2

*Oh and some exciting news .... we have ordered a stamp maker and I am expecting it to arrive tomorrow...ooh... eager anticipation - watch this space*

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Great Mail

Look at this lovely card that I received in the mail today!!!

Our Goddaughter Rachy sent it to me - I think that she has done a wonderful job with this card!!
I can't believe how good her colouring is - especially on the tiny Angeliques at the bottom.

I LOVE this card!! :)

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Birthday wishes!!

It's my big sisters birthday today!!

She lives in Chile now so I do not see her very often and I miss her ... I wish we could have coffee together often and to that end.. here is the card I sent her :)

the stamp is from Hanna Stamps

It is also my blogging buddy Tina's birthday today!! She has been a great friend to me online and an Awesome help in helping me with my new venture Crafty Muse! :)


Oh - this is just a part of the card I sent Tina for her birthday!! :)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Sugar Nellie

SUGAR NELLIE has some VERY yummy scrummy candy -- > go see!!

and check out their new designers whilst you are there!! Can't wait to see all their new stamps!!!

Debbie's blog candy

Debbie has the most amazing blog candy.

Check out Debbie's blog.. she is one very talented lady :)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Crafty Muse :: Challenge #2

The second challenge over on Crafty Muse is to make something using the colour purple...

Here are my 2 cards...

For the first card I used a variety of different purple papers .. I coloured Princess Amber* in with my purple Copic# and my purple Spica pen and added some blooms on top of each other... along with some kindyglitz :)

My second card is for a special little girl going into hospital (to get her tonsils removed) in the UK this week... Her Mum - Cathy asked for some cards :)
I very much doubt that it will get there in time... but it should be a nice surprise for when she does get out (I'm also sending her some printed Princess Amber pictures to colour in).

*Princess Amber is now available for download from CraftyMuse

Some more sneak peeks

Hello there!
I wish I had more time in a day! lol .. don't we all??!!

Well .. a fortnight has passed and It's time for a new challenge tomorrow at Crafty Muse - yay!!
Meanwhile... here is a little peek at some things I've been working on...

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Crafty Muse & BOY stuff

Only a short amount of time left for Crafty Muse Challenge # ONE... come on you know you want to enter.... :) Angelique is available as a freebie download until Friday!!

I have been working on ideas and some images for boys and man cards!!
Yes... male cards and images are soo much harder than girly ones!! LOL!

I have done a couple of outdoorsy images of guys and have a few other ideas up my sleeve...

there is a sneak peek of one of these guy images on Crafty Muse :)

Reader question :: What images would you like to see available for Boy/ Men cards???

Monday, 17 November 2008

Just Christmas and Birthday card blog

I had a go at the Just Christmas and Birthday card challenge this week....

Check out this great site - there are some pretty Awesome cards that the DT have made :)

Here are my attempts at the sketch that Simone designed!
I do like the idea of making the two cards at one time.

thanks for looking!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge :: Pretty Petals

When I saw that this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge was
Pretty Petals
I was inspired to create a card with LOTS of petals... not only is Milly Rose's skirt made of Petals but I made BIG petals out of paper for her to stand on!

the glitter did not show up very well...

Milly Rose is available to purchase at Crafty Muse :) and Don't forget that the DT call/ first challenge is still open until this Friday when a new challenge will be set!

Ria's Funky Fairy blog candy

Ria, a DT member for Funky Fairies - has some blog candy up for grabs and is celebrating too. well done on all those hits and posts Ria!! Keep up the wonderful Creations!
She is giving away a Funky Fairy stamp + some other yummy goodies. Pop on over!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Dottie's World :: Colour Me Silly

I'm just scraping in (again) ... But could not let Sunday come without getting my Dottie's World Challenge card made!

Juliet set the challenge this week as:
"Colour me silly"... she wants to see LOTS of colour!!

So here you have it.... Fairy Dottie is very colourful (thanks to M for the idea of a rainbow skirt)!

Milly Rose

I've joined the new online community for paper crafters - Papercraft Planet. Let me know if you are a member and I'll look you up!

Today I joined the cuttlebug group and thought I'd take up the first challenge... so here is my favourite folder (that I have ... the Swiss dots folder is on order at my LSS).

I Thought I'd use my Milly Rose image for this card!! I have left room at the top to write a name or sentiment when I decide who gets her!! :)

I'd like to introduce you to my newest little flower girl... this is Princess Amber... she will soon be available for download at Crafty Muse (along with Angelique and Milly Rose)

Come along to Crafty Muse and join us in our first challenge! :)

Jhet's challenge/ blog candy

My friend Jhet is having a little blog candy challenge... she made this wonderful Caddy

and wants us to create a card inspired by her caddy.. So here is my card (sorry the PVA glue was not quite dry when I took the photo)

Cute Card Thursday :: Red and Green

Mum wanted me to make her some cards similar to one I have previously made
and the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is

Red + Green

Perfect! So ... here are my cards for this weeks challenge and the start of the bundle of Christmas cards I'll be sending to my mum!

I used the Carol Singing Dottie and George image available from Charmed Cards and Crafts!
The top one I coloured myself and the bottom one is one of Lou's pre-coloured images! :)

Thank You Becky

I won the draw on Becky's blog to receive this card and It just arrived yesterday!
Isn't it wonderful!!* Thanks Becky :)
And some Christmas images too ... can't wait to turn them into cards!!

* It looks even better in real life!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Well done Cathy

Cathy is celebrating over 10,000 hits!
She is celebrating with some scrummy looking candy :)

Happy Blogoversary X 5

Claudia is celebrating her blogoversary ... she has a choice of some wonderful candy!

Katharina is celebrating her blogoversary with some Whiff of Joy stamps.

Fran is celebrating with some yummy looking candy.

Anita is celebrating too with more yummy loot.

Kristine is also celebrating with a choice of 2 fantastic bundles!!!

I can't believe these ladies have only been blogging for a year-- their blogs are very inspiring... go over and take a look :) Happy Anniversary ladies!! :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday :: Fairies and Angels

This week the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is
Fairies and Angels

I have used my Angelique sitting image and have kept the card quite simple! :)
Angelique can be purchased at Crafty Muse - come along and enter our first challenge :)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

a busy weekend

We went away with some friends (4 families) on the weekend ... I took along some images to colour and some craft stuff to make some cards.. and my old trusty Macbook and new shiny tablet! :)

It was great having lots of Creative people around who could give me tips and advice on making the images better! I love getting this type of feedback so it was very productive! :)

Here are my latest Designs ... Milly Rose (named by Lea and Tina).
Milly Rose is now available for purchase at Crafty Muse.

Colouring Angelique and Milly Rose - The Flower fairy girls = Hours of entertainment for not only me but for the 3 young girls who were on the weekend!

Here is our goddaughter, R colouring in some Milly Rose images :)

Yes - I let them use my Copics!!!

oooh... they were very careful with the "special pens". It was really lovely for me that they wanted to colour in my images and It was a special time (not having any kids of our own).

The girls gave me some great ideas for new designs too!

I'll leave you with a shot of the lake (where we were staying) at sunset!

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Crafty Muse is OPEN!!!

Well... it's done!! My new blog is open ... Crafty Muse

Go and check out what the girls on my Design Team have done! They have made some wonderful creations!

I am using the first challenge as a bit of a DT call ... If you'd like to join us on the DT please make a card using the freebie Angelique image and let me know you are interested!!

Here's my work (below)

the first Creation I made using Angelique was an ATC ... appropriate really as I am daring to dream by creating Angelique!! :)

this is a card I made with Angelique sitting!! This is my fav. image so far! Hope you like her!!

Thanks for looking and go check out Crafty Muse!
If you'd like to add the blinkie to your site then let me know and I'll email you the code! :)

Crafty Muse

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Dottie's World :: Black, White and a Splash of Colour

Adele set the challenge this week on Dottie's World ... It is:
Black, white and a splash of .........COLOUR!!!

I used black white and purple for this card using an image from the Love and Marriage downloads!

the Design Team and LEA - as guest designer have done a brilliant job!!!

Everyone who enters this week gets a lovely Dottie fairy freebie image - and she is soo gorgeous!

Make sure you go check out Louise's latest images available from Charmed cards and crafts!
They are Awesome!!

Monday, 3 November 2008

She's done it again!!!

Louise has some new images available at CHARMED CARDS and CRAFTS...

It's "Animal Magic" and all the animals are just adorable!!

Go and have a look!! :)

not long now

Well .. there is not long now and Crafty Muse will be open!! :)

It will be within the week...I'm excited!! :)

Here is a little sneak peak at the 3rd flower girl for you!!