Saturday, 28 August 2010
So I used the Random.Org number generator. For the life of me I could not figure out how to post the Random.Org result to my blog, so you'll just have to take my word for it!
So I entered...min 1....max 53.....and the winner was............16
Excluding the non entrants, that makes Maureen the winner!!
Congrats!! Please email me (sidebar) with your name and address asap so I can get your prize in the post.
Thanks to everyone for entering!
Glad to be back, but you should see the mountains of washing on my kitchen floor...not a pretty sight! I think it will be several days before I make any cards or do any proper blogging as I need to battle my way through that lot first.
I actually took my Promarkers on holiday and some images to colour but I did not get them out once! Oh, except for 'True Blue'. Now take note of this handy hint. When I go away, I take a needle with some white and black thread with me in case of a sewing emergency like a hem coming down etc. Well, my 2yr old sons blue rain coat tore all under the armpit and down the side when his Dad was lifting him into a little ride. As I only had black and white thread, I had the brainwave to colour the white thread with true blue Promarker and it worked a treat. You can't even tell where the rip is now...a perfect colour match!
Our holiday got off to a shaky start, (and I will never live this one down). To cut a long story short, after a long four & a half hour drive we arrived and were looking forward to settling into our Butlins apartment....then disaster! I had left the key to our cars roof box at home!! Everything was in the roof box, including my husbands coat, which contained the spare roof box key! I could have cried.
I phoned my Mum back home, who then went to our house to search for the key. I had a plan that she could post it by special delivery to where we were staying, and at least we would get our luggage the next day. But she searched high and low...no key!
So plan B. We drove to the local Halfords in Skegness, as it's a Halfords roof box. The helpful man tried lots of keys, none would fit. He could order us a spare key but that would take a week!! Our hol would be over by then. So he said he could bust open the lock for us if we didn't mind our £350 roof box being ruined! We were just wondering what to do when I reached into the depths of my trouser pocket and FOUND THE KEY IN THERE!!!
I swear it wasn't there the first time I checked! Oh dear, I will never live it down!
Anyway, thanks to everyone for entering my blog candy. The draw is now closed and I will draw a winner at random as soon as I can, hopefully over the weekend, once I've got the washing out of the way.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to catch up with you all soon!
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I have used the lovely 'Winter Mimi' polymer stamp from Pink Gem Designs.
I have used Promarkers to colour, and you can also get these at Pink Gem Designs, with 10% off them until the end of this month!
Monday, 23 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
3. List 3 things about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag 5 other people for the award.
Now a piccy I love. Hmm, this was hard. Having four kids I have lots! But this one is really special to me. It is our eldest Son giving me a kiss on my wedding day (9 years ago on the 25th of this month!). He was age just 3 at the time, and was very stressed out all day as he hates social, noisy gatherings. We now know this is because he has aspergers syndrome. But although he didn't really enjoy the day, he still gave gave me a lovely kiss and the photographer caught the moment. I treasure this photo, because he hasn't given me a kiss in a few years now. He says he is too old for that! (He's 12, lol!) Lucky I still have my younger ones who love to give mum a kiss!
Now I hate this bit where I have to pick people to pass it on to. I have to pick 5, but I got this award TWICE, so does that mean I pick 10?? Well it does now!
So a completely random choice ( as you ALL deserve it lol!)......
5 . Rebekah
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
I don't know if you can tell from the pics, but they were soaked from head to toe! I was foolish enough to go on it last year, so sensibly opted out this time and stayed on dry land with the others. It's no fun walking around all day with wet knickers, I can tell you!
Thanks for popping by and for any comments you are kind enough to leave. I'll try and catch up with you all by the weekend!
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Make sure you pop over to the website to check out all the other new additions....they are fab!
I'll be back next Saturday with another Squiggles creation to share.
Thursday, 12 August 2010
The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey 'Oliver'. I love it when I find 'male' papers that I actually like!
I have also used;
Martha Stewart zig zag punch,
Crafts Too stars embossing folder (though most of the embossing is now hidden beneath ribbon and flowers!),
Nestabilities Labels 1,
Papermania Relations stamps,
Ribbons, flowers, buttons, twine, charm.
Now I'll show you just why I love this stamp so much.....
.....because it reminds me of my youngest son Ben!
Many thanks for stopping by! Can I also thank and say 'hello to all of my new followers. I was on 200 last time I looked!! Thank you so much. You may have to bear with me with the school hols and all, but I will get around to visiting you all asap...promise!
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
I have coloured Meg with Promarkers. I have sponged the edges with Brilliance ink for a bit of pearlescent sparkle. I found some little self adhesive, semi transparent glossy dots in my stash, and stuck them on top of the snow fall.
The papers are My Minds Eye Colourful Christmas, which I just love at the moment!
I also got some kraft card and a snowflake Cuttlebug folder. I rubbed a white pigment ink over the inside of the folder (on the raised snowflakes) before I embossed the kraft card. Then inked around the edges, again using the pearlescent Brilliance ink pad.
I also used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch, ribbon, Craftwork Cards card candy & sentiment.
Many thanks for looking, and for all the kind comments you always leave me.
I must go now before the children totally wreck the house!
Sunday, 8 August 2010
I have used this adorable Pink Gem Designs 'Chloe With Kitten' stamp and coloured her with Promakers.
The luscious papers are My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus.
I made the little border with my Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop punch.
For the material optional extra I used blue tulle and added some fancy pins.
There is lots of DT inspiration on the challenge blog. Please pop over and take a look!
Hope you will join in with my challenge. I am really excited to see what you come up with.
Remember, you don't have to use a Pink Gem Designs image to win a 'Top 5' blinkie!
But if you do use a Pink Gem image you have the chance to win a prize.
Janet is giving away a lovely Pink Gem digi on her blog at the moment, which you could use to enter if you like!
Challs entering into;
creative card crew ......cute & girly
by the cute and girly.....animal antics
Well, that's all for now. Please join in the challenge if you can! Off to get some dreaded housework done now!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, 7 August 2010
This week I have gone along with the theme of the August Challenge. This month is a recipe challenge by Karen; 3 pieces of patterned paper, 3 flowers (I have layered mine up) and 3 brads. There is an amazing prize up for grabs including an October Afternoon paper pack, embellishments and a few stamps, including the one I've used today!
Friday, 6 August 2010
The papers are a new Premium range by Dovecraft. You can find them here.
The flower is by Prima. The gold centre is from my stash. I love picking up little bits and findings from Hong Kong via ebay.You can get some real bargains!
I also used;
Craftwork cards sentiment,
Nestabilities labels 2,
Cuttlebug snowflake folder.
If anyone knows of some Christmas challenges I can enter this into, please could you let me know...pretty please...thanks!!
Off to clean up the dishes from tea now!
Thursday, 5 August 2010
The 'Let It Snow' sentiment is a Sizzix Sizzlits die.
The lovely poinsettia is a Marianne Designs die. I added a Dovecraft snowflake punch out and fabric brad to the centre. I added gems to finish.
Well, off to make the beds now and do a bit of housework (boo!)
Thanks for looking.