Friday, 31 July 2009

Last, but not least....

Well, this is the last of my fur family! This is 'Silly Billy' our lovely 16 week old bundle of fun!

Dottie Doris and Welly Boots are slowly coming to terms with the fact that he is staying, and just loves it when he bounces on them and pulls their ears! Not!

This little man loves his walks, his squeaky duck, his biscuits, his squeaky duck, puppy parties and his squeaky duck. Did I say he loves his squeaky duck - especially at 6am!!

And still counting.....

Different day, different card! This is the card I have just given my Mum and Dad for their anniversary - can post it now as the day is nearly over!

Thanks so much to the amazing
Bev for the inspiration to use spacers with brads for the flowers - makes them look so pretty!

Card : Craftwork Cards Back to Basics Card Blank
Papers : Basic Grey Bittersweet
Stamps : Penny Black T for Transparent Critter Party, Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Sayings
Colouring : Copic Markers, Sakura Glaze Pen (for his cute nose!)
Cutting : Nestabilities, Small Classic and Scalloped Ovals, EK Success Medium Retro Flower Punch, McGill Word Window Punch
Embellies : Prima Flowers, Spacers, Papermania Sparkly Brads, Craft Fairy Flowers

Thursday, 30 July 2009

I am a princess...

Ok, so I have posted a card, so here is the next canine love of my life. Let me introduce you to 'Welly Boots' - this is not her proper Sunday name, but it is what you have to wear anywhere near her, as this lovely is a mud magnet!

She enjoys long runs by the sea and bouncing through the woods - although it plays havoc with her 'do.

She would like me to make the point in public that all chews, toys and comfy spots anywhere in the house, or wherever she decides to take up residence are hers, and will sulk dreadfully if one or more of the above is removed from her! We have been warned!

She loves being adored, food (at any time of the day), the first stroke in the morning and fresh water after a long walk.

Follow your dreams....

Today is a sad but good day, as a friend that I have worked with for quite a while is leaving, to set up her own business - she is truly following her dreams.

Here is the card that I have made for her. I hope you can see the lovely sparkle on the card - we were blessed temporarily with a bit of sunshine this morning!!

Card : Stampin Up! Basic Grey Cardstock, Craftwork Cards Back to Basics Card Blanks

Papers : K & Co Amy Butler Faded China Designer Paper Pad

Stamps : Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls Set 3 - Party Princess

Colouring : Copic Markers, Clear & Gold Copic Spica Marker

Cutting : Spellbinders Polka Dots Frameabilities, Stampin Up! Oval & Scallop Oval Punches

Embellies : Papermania dark grey pearls, Craftwork Cards Mini Oval Messages

Tools : Crop-o-dile, distressing tool

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Stamp Attic - DT submission

Well, as I've said above this blog is also about the cards I create in my craft hovel! I create cards for my friends and family, and I'm also really proud to say I'm a member of the Design Team for The Stamp Attic (Wendy - Thank You!!)

The Stamp Attic has a blog where work from all Wendy's Design Team is featured - I can't believe my name is up there - alongside some fabulous artists - go have a look :-)

Here is one of my most recent submissions. You can find full details on the TSA blog, detailing the products I've used - and a better picture! Lol ! (Mental note to self - get photos sorted!!!!) The main products I've used as you can see are K&Co Cut n Paste papers, Labels Two nesties, Hero Arts 'Whats Cooking?' clear stamps, and a bit of Fiskars Apron Lace border punching too!

Ahem. Hello :-)

Well. So this is what the deep end feels like? Have been playing in the shallow end for quite a while, and thought that today would be the day that I jump in!

This is the place where I'll post cards that I make, and pictures of my dogs for posterity - my two loves! Apart from DH of course! Lol!

So, here is the first! May I introduce you to Dottie Doris! This is not her proper name, I am preserving her anonimity so she does not get too big headed, as she does like meeting the public, but it could be a bit of a problem if she gets papp'd everytime we go out for a walk!

As her nickname suggests, she loves finding fairies in the garden, rub downs with a towel after a walk in the rain, and her comfy bed.