Tuesday 15 December 2009


Well, I can't believe it, my little mo is 5 years old tomorrow. The time has gone so quickly.
So here is my little man at 1 month old!!!! awwwwwww!!!!

and here is my little man now with his " bestest best friend", this one was taken on saturday while they were at a little friends party, Mo is the little guy on the left!!!
and here is my masterpiece!!!! a pirate island birthday cake!! I wanted this to be so much better but I still feel really pants!Right, I have some presents to wrap for my little guy now!!!! I am sure he will be waking us up at the crack of dawn as he has been counting down the sleeps until his birthday!!!
Thank you for popping in!!!

Sunday 13 December 2009

Let it snow!!!

Hello everyone!!!

urgh, I am not well today. I have a swollen gland under my arm and the pain is making me feel quite sick, will be going to the doc's tomorrow asap! I don't do pain!!
I am posting the card I made on friday night for Stephanies's sketch challenge over on FCTSC.
To keep my thoughts of the lovely eileen who passed away suddenly,I am puting a snowflake with bling on on every christmas card I make this christmas. Its on the tag on this one!!!
I am going to squeeze this into the challenge of no red or green to be seen over on papertake weekly!!!

The stamps are papermania and the papers are from my temptations big stack. I scalloped the edge on the front of my card with my stampin up scallop punch and added a bit of card candy bling and some different ribbbony bits I got free on a magazine!!

Right, I am popping off to bed now to sleep off the pain!!! what a wimp!!!!

Thank you for popping in xxxxxxx

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Get Funky and Lily-boo too december challenges!!

Hello everyone!!
2 challenges in one with this little cutie!!!! One of the challenges is the Get funky december challenge to make a decoration and the other is the lily-boo too challenge which is paper piecing, And here he is sat on my christmas tree!! I had to put him right at the top as mo kept trying to steal him!!!!.
He is of course from Lily-boo's boutique!! and I printed him out onto one of the gorgeous pieces of paper in the funkyhand seasons cd-rom, from the autumn lake art of the cd. I love the funky seasons cd, it has so much on it. Heres a close up of him!!! I used some woodware paint on his plaster cast that puffs up when you heat it up!!!!!
Right, got to dash and get mo to school!!! thank you for popping in!!!!!

Sunday 6 December 2009

Male birthday cards.....arghhhh!!!!

Oh boy do I find male birthday cards hard!!!
This one is for my BIL and I saw the idea on susan's blog, big thanks susan, you are so clever. I couldn't see any measurements so I guessed a bit!!!! but it turned out so cute.

I cuttlebug embossed a little strip to hold the easel folds when the card is opened. I did all this and then totally forgot to put it in the mail, so sending big apologies to rich for my dippyness xxxxx
I have has some terribly sad news today, a crafting friend of mine who was on lily-boo's first ever DT has passed away suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family today. Eileen was such a lovely lady and very talented. I am so shocked and saddened by her passing.
Much love to you Eileen, rest in peace hunny.

Friday 4 December 2009

my first fabric card!!!!

Oh I am so excited!!!!! I have been saving really hard for ages to get an xyron creatopia and on sunday it finally came to the UK and I bought it!!!!!! and oh my goodness it is awesome!!!! Heres what I made!! my first ever fabric card!!!
I used the fabric adhesive to make this little christmas card for my Aunt who is 97.I had this scrap of fabric and I have to admit it is not my normal choice of pattern but I know aunt Audrey will love it. I got the little holly leaves from lakeland plastics a couple of years ago, the organza ribbon is papermania and the buttons are from my stash.

I put the fabric through first and then swapped my cartridge out and put the permanent adhesive one in, I put 2 beermats through along with all the embellies ( buttons included!! i love this machine!!) and a couple of pearly green bits of cardstock to cover the insides of the card as i cut my fabric big enough fold it over the edges for a neat edge.

I put it all together and rounded the edges with my corner chomper. I doodled a little gold edge around the front of the card and put a couple of small holes in with my big bite and to tie the 2 pieces together I use some lovely stretch gold cord. Inside ( which i forgot to take a picture of,derrrrrr!!!) I adhered some gold vellum with some gorgeous christmas peel off sentiments.

I am so pleased because I always find vellum a bit of a pain to stick but all I did was pop it in the creatopia and hey presto!!! even on the organza ribbon you can't see any lue and it isn't at all sticky to touch when you have popped it on!!!! ooo h I love it!!!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in on me, I'll be back soon when I can pull myself away from my creatopia, it is going to be so cool for all my fiddly cricut cuts!!!

Sunday 29 November 2009

oh baubles!!!

Hello everyone!!
I am just about defrosted from watching Ryan play football this morning!! my nose and fingertips are still cold but I had to get off the radiator to take a picture of this little guy to share with you all!!!!
I bought a pack of glittery baubles last year with the intention of popping pictures of our family in for the christmas tree (.....I haven't gotten round to that yet!!) and I was just playing with my gingerbread men collection from lily-boo's boutique and had a bit of inspiration!!!!!!!
I did a bit of cropping and resizing to get him down to the size I wanted to fit him into the bauble and then coloured him with my promarkers. I popped a bit of glaze on his eyes, mouth,bow and buttons and then glittered around him with fine irredescent glitter ( hard to see in the picture!!)
Then I popped him into the bauble and made some holly from 2 mini holly leaves and 2 mini red jingly bells!! I popped some stickles on the leaves to snowy them up a bit and then tied some fluffy ribbon to the hanger bit!!! I think he's cute!!!

and here he is just on his own!!!

Saturday 28 November 2009

The most super day!!!

Hello everyone!!!

I have had the most super day!! I went to my first ever crafty club!! yey me!!! Anyone who knows me personally will know I have a bit of a nervous thing and struggle to get myself to go for things but my amazing DH Scott told me that I needed to do some things for me so when ali said they were having a crafty club I signed up!!!
Today we made tag books. I have made mini tag books before and other kinds of tag books bt i have never really embellied up the pages so this was a new thing for me!!! I love new things, they keep up my inspiration for all things crafty!!!
This one os for some very dear friends of mine who have just had their first baby boy. He is the star of the book on the first page!! The book itself was made with a 12x12 piece of card stock, (i broke into my stroke it only basic grey for this one!!!) and used my forever friend baby paper.
The tags were cut on my cricut from TBBM, in shadow and then normal to get the little decorated paper on. The gorgeous bear is from nitwits and the ribbon I got from a shop in the UK called 'Boyes' (its a bit of everything kind of shop!!)
The stamps are my very lovely present from andrea, thank you andrea, they are gorgeous xxxxxxxx

Here’s the front of the tag book.


The first and second page,Tags in!!


Tags out!! awww!!


The third and fourth page,Tags in!!


Tags out!!


I couldn’t leave the back cover out!!


A close up of the star of the book!!  awwwwwww!!!


Thank you for popping in xxx

Thursday 26 November 2009

Get Funky’s November challenge entry!!!

Well it wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t almost late for a challenge but I have been rushed off my feet with one thing and another this past couple of weeks!!  and tonight our network has crashed so I am writing this in my live writer and can hopefully post it in the morning!!


I wanted to get my get funky “ autumn woodland” challenge done so I finally got to have a play with my get funky seasons cd-rom and omg is it cool!!!

I popped straight down to the Autumn section and had a sneaky peek at the chocolate drinks bit and I just thought I would have a nosey at  the extras, well how chuffed was I when this cute little bag  popped up on my screen and then on the next page the super cute tags!!! Inspiration hit me straight away ( always does with one of Anice’s cd’s!!!!!) and I had some cute pictures of Mo,Me and Scott walking at our local nature park a couple of years ago. I printed all the bits out and then resized the photo’s to fit on the tags.


I glued 2 tags together for each page and inked the edges to hide my pants cutting skills!!! ( sadly this is what happens when one owns a cricut!! romfl!!!) I inked the edges of the pictures too and then bound them all together popping the autumn page on for the cover of the tag album. I popped a brad on with some yummy dotty ribbon on.I made my bag and inked its edges too to make it look cute and stuffed it with some organza and taffeta in autumny red and gold colours. I popped some more dotty ribbon on and made a quick little circle tab with my punch and wrote ‘Autumn 2007’ on it. Check out the cheesy family on this tag!!!!  I love this photo, its one of my favourites!!


Mo will love this little album in a bag, he loves anything quirky and I will definitely be making a few more of these!

Thank you for popping by, see you soon xxxxx

Sunday 22 November 2009

hellooooo!! Happy sunday!!

hello peeps!!
I have had a fab day wombling around with Scott and mo. The weather was awful this afternoon so we spent the afternoon playing board games, mo loves board games!!!!
Well I have super happy news, after being sad for a few weeks after my much loved local craft shop closed, Andrea has got herself a blog!!! yey Andrea!!! please click on the link and go for a nosey at her fab slide show, Andrea is the one who makes the gorgeous ugly bug stamps that mo loves ( and me too, i pinch them all the time!!!) here is a card a put on my blog a little while ago, this is scatty the spider, he's a cutie isn't he!! so click on the link and go follow her, she makes gorgeous cards and the whole family is super talented crafty....must be in the genes!!!!!!

this is the other card i made this weekend for Scott's mum and dad's golden anniversary. Mo calls them nannie and grandad prickly as Scott's dad has a goatie and moustache that prickles mo when he kisses them goodbye!!! so it had to be some loved up penny black hedgehogs for the image!!! i got this image in a stamp swap so i don't know what its called but i love it!!!

right i am off back out to my crafty garage to get on with my autumny piece for get funky's november challenge so I will see you soon
thank you for popping in xxxxxxxx

Sunday 15 November 2009

Hellllooooo!!! i'm still here!!!

Hello peeps!!!! well my uni assignment has zapped my crafting time for the last couple of weeks but I got it all finished up on friday and sent into cyberspace to be marked!!!! I was so nervous about it, dh had to press the send button!!!!!
So today I finally got some crafting time in!!!!! yey!!!!! on the to-do list today was a birthday card for my little nephew Rufus and a wedding card for my mums friend and I actually managed to get them both done!! ( a miracle for me but i think I was having withdrawal symptoms so the ideas just flowed!!!!)here is Rufus's card!! I was in a cyber mood so I used my paintshop and nitwits collection for him,it turned out soooo cute!! bit hard to see in the picture but the little bear is all layered up and then button is glazed to look real with a bit of doodled stitching around the edges of the coloured mats, inside matches but I forgot to get a piccy of that!!

And here is my Mr and Mrs card!! all done in my CDS ( which took 20 mins to update its bloomin firmware with 2 updates when I wanted to cut!!!!!! )I used base camp, george and nasic shapes and wedding solutions. Its a big card too at 11" high!!!!! (.....Lou suddenly thinks envelope??!!......)lol!!Yesterday we spent pampering scott for his birthday and spending some quality family time together. We took the boys to the cinema to watch beverly hills chihuhua ( bargain fun at £5 for all 4 of us to go!!)

This afternoon we had so much fun hatching our little Eyepet together!! oh he is so much fun, we called him Freddie and the boys love him!!
Tommorow I have the day off so scott and I are going out for lunch together while Mo is at school, this doesn't happen very often for us so as you can imagine I am really excited!!!! I wish you all knew Scott, he is just the most amazing person and I feel blessed to have him in my life.
So I will see you all soon, I am off to blog womble now!
Thank you for popping in on me xxxxx

Sunday 1 November 2009

oooh,oooh,oooh!!!I won the get funky october challenge!!!!

Oh I can't believe it!!!! I won the get funky challenge blogs october challenge!!!!
I am so chuffed as I was worried I wouldn't get a card done in time but I did and entered it and I won!!!!
We have had such a busy day popping out for a drive and playing with Mo but I will have to settle down tonight and try to whittle down my funkyhand wish list!!!! I love all of anice's cd's and trying to decide which ones is sooooo hard, luckily my amazing dh has given me some pennies to add to my prize ( he is so fab!) so I an get a couple of the things I have been waiting for since last month!! It was what we call a 5 weeker at work which means we have to wait 5 weeks for our wages bt its lovely when they come!!!! Lol!!!
Right must get on and thinking about what I will do for the next get funky challenge which is Autumn Woodland. I think I might be in a layout mood this time!! lol!!
lou xx

november challenge over on lily-boo too!!!!

Hello everyone!!!!! i am having a lovely sunday so far. I only had to get up with mo for his inhalers 3 times last night ( which is lovely as it has been 14 or 15 times for the last few nights!!!) I shouldn't complain though because I had the bestest black baggy eyes for our trick or treating last night!!! We had so much fun.

So its challenge time again over on Lily-boo too!! and I am really excited about this months challenge as it is one of my favourite colours. One of our fabby DT members chose.......


so heres the challenge!!!!!

A purple card!!

any occassion,any design you fancy and any image!!

its that easy and as always the prize up for grabs is 2 fabby lily-boo's boutique collections!!

And here is my card for the challenge!!!

I used a present from the lily-boo's boutique celebrations collection and one of the coloured fairies. I drew around it on sssome purple cardstock, folded the card in half and cut around the present shape for the base then I coloured the parcel with my copics and then printed out another to get the bow which I popped through my cuttlebug with the tiny bubbles embossing folder.
I printed out my little fairy 3 times and layered her up but its hard to see in the piccy, then I popped some stickles on her dress to glam her up.
The for you stamp is a tiny studio g one that I got in a RAK, I love it as it is perfect for this card!!!
Please join in with the fun at lily-boo too!! and you must go and check out the DT's cards, they are awesome.
Right, time for a cuppa and a millionare's shortbread biscuit!!! yummy!!!
see you all soon xxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Get funky halloweeny!!!!!

Hello peeps!!!
well I have a day off with little Mo today. We went out for breakfast and now he is doodling next to me so I am sneaking in a quick post of my halloween card for the get funky october challenge.
I had to wait to do it until scott had rescued my lovely salt and pepper download from anice's funky hand shop.
I decided to use one of the lily-boo's boutique halloweenie girls for it too!! she is so cute! I kept her mostly black and white with just a little pale yellow colour on her stars. I saw an easel card on my lovely friend max's blog and had to give one a go!!
I printed out a piece of paper from my salt and pepper download straight onto a 5x5 card and did my easel folds.The background of the picture bit is cuttlebug embossed on some screwed up and flattented orange cardstock and the little skull holding up the easel is cut out from another piece of the salt and pepper paper I had in my stash of left overs!!! and the little sentiment boo is made up of the little alpha's in the set too. and glued onto a circle of acetate.
I cut my black satin ribbon so it looked a bit jaggedy ont the edges, Mo says it looks like a bat!!!! lol!!!
I will be lucky if I manage to hold onto this card for very long as Mo already has his little eyes on it!!!!!
well that is if he is still talking to me as it is flu jab time again!!! lol!!! in around 20 minutes a very disgruntled Mo will be having his flu jab for his asthma, I feel sorry for him but it helps him to keep out the germies so he has to get it done!! poor chap. I am taking a lolly to soften the blow!!!
see you all soon xxxxxx

Sunday 25 October 2009

wooo-hoooo!!!! i am up and running again!!!

Well a dreaded virus attacked my laptop and stripped it of it log ins so i have spent the last 2 weeks sitting patiently whilst scott loaded everything back on. Luckily he managed to save everything that was in my files by taking out the hard drive!!!!!
I was so worried I had lost everything I haven't been feeling particularly crafty so haven't been up to much really.

I did however have to have a play with a side step card tutorial!! I made one for my happy mail friend mich ( not taken a piccy of that one yet!!) one for dad to give to mum for her birthday and mo and i made one together for the lollipop lady who helps us to cross the road. I love his little pictures and he used his wally roller to make tracks for the car!!! I had to tell him how to spell thankyou but he is only 4!!!!!!!! I am super duper pleased he loves to craft with me, its so nice.
heres mine....

I heat embossed my tilda with copper powder and ran my vellums through my cuttlebug, the scallop is my gorgeous stampin up oval punches and the little flowers are from my stash!!! And here is mo's.......

Awwwwww!!!!!!! so cute!!! look at his little pictures!!! Awwwwwwww!!!!!right, loads to do and catch up with!!!!!

Thank you for popping in!!!!

Monday 19 October 2009

oooh quick run to enfys's blog, she has yummy candy!!!

Oh my, you have to go to enfys's blog and enter for the chance to win her blog candy, it is amazing. She has one lot for europe and UK and one lot for canada/USA. Here's a piccy of the UK one
looks very appetising to me!!!! lol!!!!

Sunday 11 October 2009

Dinosaur birthday!!!!

Well its sunday again!!!!! I just don't know where my week has gone !!!
I went t a partylite candle party, the candles smelt soooo good. I didn't get any though as I only had a few pennies so I chose a giraffe safari tealight holder. When it is lit you pop it intoa domed holder and when the candle flickers it looks like the giraffeis walking. Mo will love it.
Then yesterday it was Mo's friends party in a big ondoor play area, he had a fabulous time and was pooped out by the end of the party. His little friend Molly loves dinosaurs and minibeasts and things like that. I had been talking to her mum so knew she would be having a dinosaur cake so I decided to crack out my basic grey archaic paper.

My basic grey archaic collection is one of those paper packs that I have and lovingly stroke the packet every once in a while because I like it soooooo much!!!!! but it was just right for Molly so I opened the packet and put it to use!!!
I cut my cardstock so it was 5.5" x 5.5" and inked the edges brown. I made a base mat with the checked paper and popped a circle cut with my george cart and squished through my cuttlebug with the tiny bubbles folder and inked it with the brown too.
I cut a 1" strip from the sqaure patterned paper and tied a bit of brown organza ribbon around it. I threaded some through one of my matching basic grey archaic buttons and used a big glue dot to stick it to the card. I used some of the alphabet stickers from the pack to spell out molly on the circle and then popped out the little dinosaur sticker. I popped him onto some cardstock left over from the card first and then cut around him to make him a bit stronger. I popped some foam squares on the back of him to pop him out a bit. Mo loved it!!!!

Right, I must get on as I have a bit of laundry to sort out before I can go out to my garage and have a play!!! I have a little book to finish and a wedding card to do as well as a challenge card which I am very excited about!!!!

thankyou for popping in xxxxxx

Monday 5 October 2009

Christmas baubles!!!

Hello peeps!!!! well the weekend flew by.I had a super weekend, we took little Mo to legoland on saturday and he loved it. He spent a really long time walking around the little model villages! he was amazed by it all. On my way home I hand delivered a happy mail to my friend michelle who lives right near legoland, I have never seen her in person and couldn't stay as we had a 3 hr journey ahead of us to get home but it was so nice to surprise her!!!

Then on sunday my brother and his wife came with my niece and my nephews. Mo is very close to all of his cousins,both my brothers and my sisters children are his "bestest friends"!!!! and always loves to see them.

Then I had a small disaster with my stickles!!! it was so funny because I had had an email from one of my lovely friends saying she had had a problem with her stickles drying!! I decided I needed to use them on my DT card for the gorgeous new bauble collection over on lily-boo's boutique, I wanted to use him in the snowflakes challenge we were having over on the UK crafters thread on the cricut mb.

I popped them on the snowman and left them to dry, 3 hours later they still weren't dry.......4 hours later and yey they were dry .....but they had made the eyes on my snowman run and they had turned a sort of browny colour!!! my snowman looked as if he had been drinking too many snowballs at the christmas party!!!! so hence to say, I had to start again!! Here is the finished effort!!! lol!!!!

So this time I stuck with my promarkers and my shimmer chalks!!!! they are a little bit hard to see in the picture but I popped some versamark all over the bauble when I had finished colouring it and the sky and snowman are all shimmery. I cuttlebigged some co-ordinations blue card with snowflakes on the base mat and swiss dots on the stripe where I popped my spotty ribbon. I inked the edges with a silver cats eye chalk and then foam dotted my bauble on. I made a little bow from the ribbon and popped it on the top of the bauble so it looked tied onto the ribbon.

I have got loads of cards to do this week so I had better get started tonight!!

Don't forget to click on the link and nosey at the bauble collection, its gorgeous!!! The DT have been really busy with them and I need to update the inspirations blog tonight too!!!
Thankyou for popping in xxxxxxx

Thursday 1 October 2009

Autumn card for 2 challenges.

Hello again!!!
This is my card for the new challenge blog my lovely frind Jane has set up, it looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. The autumn theme Jane gave fitted perfectly with the colurs that Tanya put in for the colour challenge over on FCTSC so the 2 came together perfectly.
The verse is so lovely and went very nicely with me birds and swirls embossing folder!!!
I used my new stampin up scallop punch and layered them up with foam dots under each layer and then inked up the edges with some rusty coloured mteallic ink but it looks goldy in the picture!!!!
off to get my tea now , put little mo to bed and then I will get time to have a good blog womble!!!
Lou xx

lily-boo too sketch challenge card!

Over on lily-boo too challenge blog Jane has drawn the most amazing sketch, I loved working with it. I used the freebie iage that Sam had drawn and I was in a christmassy mood so ere is what I came up with. I really do have to say a big thank you to jane as it is great to have such a big mojo starter for a sketch!!! things have been so hectic in the daubney household recently my mojo has been taking a bit of a knock!!!! heres the sketch:
And here's my card!!

I coloured her with christmassy colours with my pro-markers and shimmer chalked her skin and wings. I highlighted her hair with a gold gel pen and coloured the heart gold and popped a layer of glossy accents over it. A litte bit of highlighting and I called her done. I love this fairy, she is so pretty.
So quick, pop over to Lily-boo too and join in with the fun,check out the DT's gorgeous creations, I am honoured to have such a great team behind me.We would love everyone to join in with the challenge, the prize is 2 fabulous lily-boo image downloads.
Also we have some very exciting news over on Lily-boo's boutique, we have a new DT member. Her name is Victoria and she has already been busy withher crafty fingers and has made a card for the october challenge!! Please join us in welcoming her to the boo brigade, just click on her name to check out her fabulous blog and creations.
Right i must get ready for work, its so hardon these dark mornings!! but its past half week so we are on the way to the weekend now!!!!
lou xxxx

Sunday 27 September 2009

poor little blog!!

Oh my poor little blog. I have been poorly this week with some sort of yukky fluey thing ( thankfully not swine flu!! lol!!) but I felt awful!!! cold,sore throat,dizzy,sick (the list goes on but is boring!! lol!!!) and oh boy did it make me cranky ( ...lou hangs head in shame and apologises to her poor workmates who spent all week with me being ill and cranky!!!)
So here is what I have been up to in dribs and drabs whenever i felt like it!! lol!!!
There were also a couple more but I have to keep them behind for a little while!!
colour challenge #7 and sketch wednesday #21 over on fctsc.
card sketch wednesday#22 over on fctsc.
card sketch wednesday #23 over on fctsc

happy mail for my lovely friend michelle!! we have been doing happy mails for nearly 2 years now!!!! time flies!!
Well, I have got an appointment with a rather large pile of ironing!! but that ok because I actually do love ironing!! its the fresh warm smell and the getting thr creases out that I love!!! I know,Iknow I am crazy !!
Thankyou for popping in!!!

Sunday 20 September 2009

Yippeee!! the mojo returneth!!!

Hello everybody!!! Happy sunday!!
oh the weekend is over too quickly this weekend!!!! I lost my mojo this week, I was desperate to get my challenge piece for the UK crafters thread done but it just wasn't happening....... until this morning!!! I came out to my crafty garage armed with custard creams and a cup of fruity tea!! my theory is that it doesn't matter how many custard creams I ate because the hot fruity tea melted the calories (....yep...i know this is very delusional but it makes me feel better!!!) Anywho, I had to find my craft worktop first(...ask my big sis, i am the messiest crafter in the entire world!!!! she normally has to doodle in a 3cm sqaure spot at the end of my worktop!!!)
2 custard creams later I could see some of the beech effect laminate popping through......
3 custard creams later and Mo had run off with my scraps and was producing a beautiful piece of artwork for his friend Claudia with it......
6 custard creams later and I had found my desk and my poor mojo flat under the mess that was on it so I duly gave my mojo the kiss of life and set to work!!!! lol!!!
I got out a piece of my favourite 12x12 thin cardstock. This is one of the first presents from my lovey DH when I first got my cricut, I saw it on ebay and by the time I had come home that night he had bought me it awwww he is fab.
Please bear in mind this is only my 4th scrap page!! I have a lot to learn!!
I stamped and heat embossed it with black sparkly powder and my fab inkadinkado rock star stamp (i am still in love with this set!!)
Next I cut out my piccy of rockin Mo and rounded the corners with my corner chomper( omg, once you have one of these you want to round everything!!) inked up the edges and popped a bit of black boyish bling on it. I cut 2 "tattoo's" out in shadow with silver mirri card and then black in normal, then I did the rock n roll banner the same way. I stuck them together and popped them all on the page with a bit of black satin ribbon at the bottom. Now that bit was easy!!!! tough I can never geta good piccy of my efforts when there is mirri card involved!! it really does look cool in the flesh!!!
The bit that takes me ages is that gorgeous guitar, I love it and I am addicted to it at the minute but I just have to string it!!!! I cut it shadow with the mirri card then blackout in black then the fret plate in silver then a normal cut in black, (this gives me all the bits i need to make it layer up and look cool!!!) then I got out my needle and thread and some red-ish colour thread to match my 12x12 page. This is the bit that takes me a while. I always thread 3 strings, then glue then and then do the other 3, (I find it gets to fiddlyif I do it any other way and 3 is half -way there...plus it was time for a custard cream and cup of tea break!!) then I did the other 3!!! a bit of the black ribbon and a bit of silvery organza and hey presto I was done!!! I put a bit of clear drying glue over the strings on the fret board rectangley bits, when it dries it looks really cool but as I sit here it is still wet and a bit white still so not looking too fab yet!!!
Then me and the Mo-ster went to the big field near our house to play with his huge frisbee, los of fun and giggles but we had to come back as I forgot to take his inhaler in my rush to play and he needed it, (luckily the field is really close to home, he just can't run around sometimes without it,especially on warm polleny grass just been cut days!!!!!) We had ice cream,picnic tea and cuddles and he read me his first school book with words in before he fell asleep!!
My amazing DH has gone out to get us tea....mmmm pizza ( yeo the diet is well and truly out of the window today!! lol!!!) so I am going for now. Mo is wheezing away on the monitor but not disturbed by it so he must be in a deep sleep ( well until 5am that is!!!)
Here he is in his big boy uniform,awwwwwww!!!!

Thankyou for popping in xxxx

Sunday 13 September 2009

oooh I like this one a lot!

Happy sunday everyone!!!!!!!!
well, mo and I have had a very productive morning doing my entry for septembers get funky challenge!!!!! Mo has been a superstar for me!!! I chose my papers to do my card for the challenge from my Funky Daze cd ( I love this cd, it has sooo much on it!!!) I headed for the 'Son day' part of the cd and printed 2 out. All the papers from each section co-ordinate so it is super easy to get some that go together really well.
Once I had print them out I decide what to do with them!!! I just get an idea and go with it and this is what happened with this one!!! and didn't my little boy model do a fab job for me!! Here he is on the inside of the card!!!
and here's the outside!!!
it is scott's birthday in novemeber so I am super early prepared this year!! Thanks Anice and the get funky gang!!!!!
The font for the sentiment is called 'Jokerman' (I think i got it from dafont.com) and it went together just right with my rockstar stamp set from inkadinkado.
I am chuffed to bits with this card as scott loves his guitar hero game!!!! I am going to use the same photograph for my UK crafters thread challenge but will have to do that this afternoon as mo's meatballs and spaghetti are calling to be cooked!!!!
thankyou for popping in!!!! xx

Friday 11 September 2009

practising my pro-marking!!!!!!!

Helllooooo!!!! I have been locked away in m crafty garage trying to make this card for a couple of days, I don't know why but it was a major mojo lapse!!!
The card is at the bottom, please excuse the kind of birds eye view of it!! I used some gloss black card for the 1st card mat so whenever I tried to take a picture the flash kept bouncing off it!!! grrrr!!

I got my promarkers out and coloured in my miss anya image sent to me by one of my friends in an image swap, I think she is so sassy. I popped a little bit of glitter on her to bling her up a bit and some glossy accents on her bag so it looked leathery!!! I couldn't get it to show up in the picture though!!lol!!! I highlighted her bag a bit too with my white gel pen. Here she is....

Thankyou for popping in on me!!!!!

Monday 7 September 2009

busy busy day yesterday!!!!

well i had a super day yesterday, me and mo had a pj day and did lots of playing and i got to craft a bit too!!!! i started off thinking i was going to get anything done and rolled out 3 cards then my mojo took a coffee break and came back with avengance just before i went to bed!!!!!
The first 3 cards are for challenges over on the FCTSC board, if you haven't ever been, click on the link and go, there are all sorts of forums for everything crafty and they have challenge bits too!!!!! I have only recently managed to get myself posting again rather than lurking butit really is great there.
Anyway, here are the cards!!! card 1 and 2 are for the sketch challenge set by stephanie.
Card number 1 is a 50th birthday card for scott's aunty, I used my stamped image sent to me by my lovely friend enfys, (i love this stamp, might have to add it to my list of needs!!!) I coloured the bottle in with a metallic green marker and the label of the bottle in gold and wrote a little 50 on it, hard to see in the piccy but the bubbles are stickled and glazed and the mirror is glazed too.
Card number 2 is just the one that popped into my head when I saw stephanie's sketch!!! the little skully paper is from funky hand and the co-ordinations card is embossed with tiny hearts with the tops sanded off!!! ( my big sis coloured this tilda when we were playing the other night in my crafty garage!!!)
Card number 3 is for anne's challenge, i used another bit of funky paper and my new rockstar stamp set along with a guitar from indie art cut in mirri card!! oh boy this one did not want to let me take a picture of it at all!!!! i embossed the black with spots and dots so it kind of looked like a speaker!!
Card number4 is one I made with a green challenge in mind!!!!!! his wings are stickled and the water is glazed but it was hard to get a piccy of that too!! well i can be hopeful that a green challenge is coming along!!!!!

Thankyou for popping in, I am off to sort my little mo out for school. He is having his first hot lunch today so hopefully he will enjoy that. It is the first time i will be dropping him off without scott there to keep me going!!! It is so hard dropping him of at school and walking away but he still seems very excited so thats good. Have a great monday everybody xxxxx