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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Yep, Christmas is definitely coming.  There's no denying it, no matter how hard some of us try.  I've already done quite a bit of Christmas pressie shopping, which is a miracle for me as I'm usually last minute.  Still, I had to get some stuff over to Cyprus this time, so thought it best to get it done.

This week's challenge #140 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS is Christmas is coming, so a no brainer on what kind of cards or projects we want this week.  Our fabulous NEW sponsor is MARIANNE DESIGNS and there's a terrific prize on offer for our winner.

For my card this week I used an image by the wonderful Kenny K and of course, it's old Scrooge himself.  The lantern and sentiment frame are Marianne dies, computer generated sentiment and my papers are from the Fancy Pants 'Country Boutique' pad.  I will say that in real life the panels and background paper seem to blend better than they look in the photo.  I love these papers though, it's a lovely pad and there are some great male suitable papers in there too.

Entering into:
OOH LA LA #116 - Christmas Sentiment.  TOP 3
ONE STITCH AT A TIME #136 - Use a digi.
FASHIONISTA #8 (wk. 2) - Anything goes.
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR #41 - Anything goes.
FUSSY AND FANCY #74 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #112 - Anything goes.

Monday, October 22, 2012


I've had a bit of an eclectic crafting weekend.  Scrapbooking and playing with my clay and plaster too.   A week or so ago, I mixed too much plaster for a project and half of it went hard in the plastic cup.  It came out lovely and smooth and I didn't want to waste it, so I kept it until some sort of inspiration hit me.  This weekend, it did.  I'd cast the embellies too so just got to painting and sticking.  It's a paperweight now, although it's standing with some of my altered art work and won't get used, lol.

This layout is of my Granddaughter Mia and myself. I went to Cyprus earlier in the year and we spent a couple of days at the beach.  I looked just awful in my swimming costume so wouldn't wear it, lol.  Suffice to say, Mia had great fun soaking me and my clothes.  Some journalling on a hidden tag tells about the day.  My papers are Echo Park 'Paradise Beach' and I made the 'wet' letters from chipboard, distress ink, a white pen and diamond glaze.

Entering into:
CRAFT MY LIFE #2 - No cards or layouts.(clay)
CHALLENGES 4 EVERYBODY #5 - Anything goes. (both)
MAKE IT MONDAY #112 - Anything goes. (layout).
ONE STOP CRAFT #201 - Anything goes. (both)
INSPIRE ME FRIDAY'S #81 - Anything goes. (both)
ANYTHING BUT A CARD #4 GD - No cards. (both)
CRAFTY BLOGGERS #4 - Anything goes. (both)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Soon be Christmas eh?  Jeez, it's come round too fast again, but I have done most of my present shopping at least.  I think it's the earliest I've ever done it, but then again, some of it has to be posted to Cyprus.
So, what's the challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week?  Well, it's everybody's fave, 'Anything Goes'.  Our sponsor is LETRASET and a pack of Promarkers is on offer to the winner.

For my card, I'd like to introduce you to Frank. Isn't he just the best looking dude you've ever seen? pmsl. He's one of the fabulous images from Papelitos. My papers are from a really old HOTP pad that I've had for years but I thought were just what I wanted for this.  The red mat is made with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is one of my own.

Entering into:
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS #92 - Happy Birthday.
CARD MANIA #5 - Happy Birthday.
WHOOPSIE DAISY - Birthday Cards.
MAKE IT MONDAY #111 - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #57 - Anything goes.
DEEP OCEAN #36 - Anything goes.
LADY ANNE - (Monday challenge)  Anything goes.
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS #62 - Cards for men.
FASHIONISTA #8 - Anything goes.
HOUSE OF GILLI - Anything goes.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Well, how unusual is this? Another post from me! There's a new challenge blog out there from the fabulous RICK ST DENNIS and I just had to make a card to enter the first challenge. The challenge blog is called 'Sparkle and Glitter' and those of you that know me, know that I HATE sparkle and glitter, lol but, well, needs must so I've used a bit around the greeting and on her hat, bag and jewels.

This is one of Rick's images and she's called 'Bella'. I don't know why, but she reminds me of Mae West, ha ha. Did you know that that is actually a misquote? What she really says is "Come up sometime and see me".
My papers are MME Tangerine and the die is Cheery Lynn.

Entering into:
SPARKLE AND GLITTER WITH RICK #1 - Anything goes/Sparkle.
ATC'S WITH ATTITUDE #24 - Red, Yellow & Orange.
CRAFTY MESS #19 - Anything goes.
CRAFTS AND ME #105 - Anything goes.
DIVA'S BY DESIGN #56 - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #56 - Pearls and Swirls.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Time for challenge #138 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and this weeks theme is Halloween. I'm' such a misery that I find Halloween a close run second to Christmas in the card stakes, and I just don't 'do' them, lol. I only make them when I have to, ha ha. How bad is that eh? This week we are sponsored by THE STAMP FAIRY who are offering $10 to spend in store to our winner.
My image is from The Stamp Fairy and my papers are digital this time. I found them on my PC but I've had them so long, I'm afraid I can't remember where I got them from. The tree is a Marianne die and the sentiment is my own. The ribbon is Doodlebug, something else that's been sitting in my stash for years waiting for a use, lol.

Entering into:
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE - Inspired by a song (You put a spell on me).
CAN YOU DIGI IT #20 - Creepy and Kooky.
CLEAR IT OUT - Anything goes with colour rules.
HOOKED ON CRAFT #25 - Halloween.
PAPER PLAYTIME #85 - Trick or treat with die cut.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012


My latest creation with my clay and plaster. Not a lot more to say about it really, lol but yet again, I'm loving this Andy Skinner workshop. Now, I've had a few peeps tell me that they find these hands spooky or freaky!!! pmsl. They've never had that effect on me but what about you? Do you think this could be a Halloween type thing?

Entering into:
CRAFT MY LIFE #2 - Not a card/anything goes. FEATURED
HECK OF A CHALLENGE - Spooktakular.
CRAFTY BLOGGERS #4 - Anything goes.
INCY WINCY - Anything goes.

CRAFTY MESS #19 - Anything goes.

Saturday, October 06, 2012


Hi peeps! Hmmmmm, I've been a naughty blogger again, have been awol but my excuse is that I've started another amazing ANDY SKINNER workshop called 'Outcasts' so I've been busy playing with my clay and plaster. This is my first piece which I've called The Junkyard. We make the mould and cast ourselves and then it's painted with acrylic paint. Hopefully, this one has an iron/metal effect to it.

Also, I'm a little late with my I ♥ PROMARKERS DT card. This weeks theme is Autumn colours. I'm not too chuffed with this one, but didn't find the time to make another. My image is from Mayzart. Our sponsor this week is JOANNA SHEEN.

Entering into:
MAKE IT MONDAY #109 - Anything goes.

CRAFT MY LIFE #2 - Anything goes.
CARD CRAFTERS CIRCLE #43 - Autumn colours.
FOREVER NIGHT #48 - Anything but a card.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAYS #79 - Anything goes.
POLKA DOODLES #40 - Things with wings.
QUOTH THE RAVEN - Anything goes.
CRAFT US CRAZY #27 - Anything goes. TOP 3
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