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 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 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

Saturday 5 September 2009

another birthday boy!!!!

Well its definately birthday time for our family at the moment!!!! i have made so many birthday cards recently bt i don't mind, i love it!!!!Today is my oldest nephews birthday. I used a lily-boo's circle boys for this one as Devon enjoys his foootball. I covered a couple more beermats with some blue paper, I needed the card to be sturdy as I wanted to attach 5 one pound coins onto it!! ( they are hidden under the little football stamps on vellum!!) I coloured the little footballer with my new promarkers ( i am still playing!!!) and then added some litle wooden letter stickersfrom the stash!!!!!I cannot believe Devon is 11, it doesn't seem that long since he was playing at aunty Lou's on a saturday zooming around my house in his baby walker!!!!

oh no, in my rush to get this on my blog i didn't realise i had forgotten to write about the challenge i have entered this card in!!!! I made this one with the allsorts challenge blog latest challenge in mind. This time it is for a boys birthday/male birthday,pop over and take part yourself everbody!!! Just right for me as I feel like i have been making boys cards for ages!!!!!
Thankyou for dropping by!! xxx

Friday 4 September 2009

Eeky sneaky peeky reveal!!

Here it is!!!!!!
There are spooky goings on over on lily-boo's boutique!!! The halloweenies are out and getting ready to collect candy!!! they are just soooo cute, you have to click the link and go peek!!!
The lily-boo's DT have been busy creating too and there are some awesome ideas for these cute little guys!!

I chose to make a cute little book with mine and promptly covered 2 unsuspecting beer mats with spooky paper!!! I printed and coloured my spooky little chick in halloweeny colours and I tried to make her skin look spooky too!! the little skull is glazed with glossy accents and looks great in the fesh but in the awful light that the cloudy rainy weather is giving us here i couldn't for the life of me get a good piccy!!! I printed outa sentiment and cut them out with my stampin up oval punches ( my fav purchase from my awesome stampin up lady!!) Then i cut a few pages for the book from with my dreamkutz and popped them in my BIA and hey presto!!!

There will be about 10 of these books made by the time i have finished to go in the little trick or treat bags for the little ghouls and ghosties that will be going trick or treating with Mo.

I have been MIA and a little bit busy!!!

Hello everyone!!!
well i have had a whirlwind few days getting my little man ready for school. He had a lovely first day and I think he enjoyed himself. He was a little unsure when all the parents were in the classroom dropping their children off and huddled himself onto the playdough table with his head to one side but when we went to fetch him he was waving at the window to us with a smile!! He said " i went into the hall mummy and the children sitting at the back were maffif!!" ( maffif means massive!!!) so i think he has had his first assembly!!!
So i bought myself some promarkers on special offer from hobbycraft at the weekend and here is my first attempt at using them, it is mo's leaving nursery thankyou card for his teachers!! i think i love promarkers!!
Then I had a christenening card from a friend at work so out came the nitwits FBQ bear necessities I bought a while ago. I still love these!! i used my wild card for the card base, love that cart!!!! well i guess i had better get ready for work now!!!
thankyou for popping in xxxx