Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Such a Happy Day!!!

Hi all!

Well, what a day I've had - but I'll get to that in a mo!

I've had my head down with my projects since I last blogged on Sunday and, well, it's been a chuffin nightmare making my card "just so" before I was happy with it but, at last, I finished it and I've popped it (with the paperwork) in a mailbag and it's ready to post out to Papercrafter magazine, for my DESIGNER FOR THE DAY feaure, in the morning.
I guess it won't be published until September/October as I know magazines are usually prepared for printing a month or so in advance but that's not a problem. It just means I can't post my card here for you to check out until it's "in print"! Oooooh, doesn't that sound fancy?
I do love the sound of it - In Print!!! Tee hee :)
While I've been making that one, my mind has been on my next item for Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Again, I can't say too much about it as it's not yet "In Print"-----there I go again! But, I've still to make that one so I must crack on very soon.

The post came this morning with a prize from one of my craft magazines - a competition I'd entered has won me a set of stamps by Stampin' Up! Lovely. New stuff, free stuff, any stuff is always a bonus in my book and I'm sure I'll be using these soon enough :)

So, onto today's news!
I entered the Tiddly Inks Stamps Design Team call out (mentioned in an earlier post - once or twice!!!) and today I found out that I've been selected to join the team for the next 4 months!!!!
I'm absolutely blown over! Thrilled and excited but a little nervous too as their work is so lovely I don't want to let them down!
And I can use their gorgeous Tiddly Inks stamps all day long - Heaven!


AND, finally, I did manage to find time to create a lovely card for my nieces (??th) birthday on Saturday! I'm sure she wouldn't want me blabbing her age about too much (half as old as me......)
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I hope you like my use of the Tropical Chick by From The Heart Stamps .

It was a fun card to make and, once I'd printed and coloured the image, I fussy-cut it out and layered it onto my card base with 3d foam pads.
I used generic cardstock for the lovely bright papers,
Spellbinders rectangle dies for the frame,
Free stamps from Creative stamping magazine for the flip-flops and sunglasses,
coloured gemstones
Spectrum Noir/Tonic Nuvo alcohol markers
Computer and Printer for my sentiment.





So, a very productive, and joyful, day all round really which makes a change for me!!!

I hope you're all well and your days going fabulously too :)

TTFN
L xxx




Sunday, 2 July 2017

Sunday laziness!

Hi all.
Just a quick update as I've been a tad busy (today lazy) and I've not  posted anything for a few days .

I'm posting this from my mobile as I'm just too lazy to get up from the sofa and go upstairs to my laptop! I'm watching the MotoGP and last nights Dr.Who! I really need to get creative as I've alot  to do this week.
I'm creating an article for Papercrafter magazine, making an engagement gift for some friends nephews engagement! and racking my brain for ideas for another project but for Papercrafter Inspirations magazine! Just like buses, work comes in all at once in twos and threes!!!
So I need to move myself and start doing............in a minute 😜!

I hope you're all doing something lovely and more creative than me this weekend!
I'll definitely be more motivated once I've had another coffee and maybe a biscuit or two!
Or not!

TTFN
L xxx

Thursday, 29 June 2017

22nd Birthday!!!

Hi again!

Today is my sons' 22nd birthday and as a treat (hahahahahahahahahaha - I do tell fibs don't I?), he's having a lie-in!!!
That boy is more horizontal than vertical even on  his birthday!

Anyhoo, I'm waiting for him to get up so I can take him out for lunch - It'll be dinner at this rate and I'm starving!

I made his birthday card, which he loves (he did get up for cards and prezzies earlier before going back to bed "for a little snooze"!!!).


I layered spotty paper onto teal cardstock then both onto a 5 x 7" white base card.
I die-cut a rectangle then cut a square into it and added 3d foam to the back to create height.
I stamped, coloured and die-cut the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds.
I then die cut a square within a square to create the frame for the front and added the coloured birds on and behind the frame.
I also added a Marianne design die-cut birthday box and ribbon and some balloons (can't remember where I got the balloon die from).
I typed the sentiment into my digital designer then printed it onto white cardstock, die-cut it out, and added it to teal card with 3d pads on the back again!
The little number 2's were cut from black card and added to a balloon.
Everything was coloured using Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo pens.
Sequins and tiny stars just finished it off.

Ok, so I'm off out for lunch now.

See you all soon, and don't be too jealous of my probably very naughty and  un-Slimming World friendly lunch that I'm about to have!!!
(May the Slimming World Gods forgive my moment of weakness.....!!!)

TTFN
L xxx




Ooops!!!

Good morning peeps!
I've just realised I haven't posted my final card for Sassy Chery's stamps - and this is my favourite one too! I made a circular shaped card for a change!


Before I cut out the digi image, I stamped some Leonie Pujol flowers around her then cut them all out together within the circular frame!

The sentiment is from Docrafts.

I've used Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo markers for the colouring and unbranded circle dies for the card base and frame.
The flowers I bought online - again unbranded!

She's really sweet!

Thanks for looking today :)

TTFN
L xxx