Just a quickie!

Friday, 30 October 2009
I'm being really cheeky and doing this from work before I leave! I am still here but, as I said in my previous post, having probs with my laptop where the screen has virtually come away from the hinges. I've been giving myself a neck ache the way that I've been trying to use it, so have had to relent and virtually leave it to save myself any further injury.

I just wanted to let you all know that I'm really happy today too as I sold all my halloween treat bags I made!! I brought them in to work, not thinking they would sell, so was very surprised that they had gone before lunch! I was probably selling them a bit cheap at £1 each but hey ho, it's helped boost my confidence!

Hope to see you all again really soon.

xx :0)

Popcorn Bear Birthday Card

Saturday, 24 October 2009
Apologies for not having been round much. I'm having trouble with my laptop at the moment. My hinges are breaking off and my monitor will no longer stay up on its own so it's very difficult to use. I'm looking at getting a new one but not sure whether to go with Windows 7 or get a Vista one (I'm still on XP). I've got an HP laptop at the present so also wondering to stay with them or change to a different model. What makes would you recommend?

Aside from laptop troubles, its my MIL's 70th birthday today and we've just come back from a lovely surprise lunch that we threw where her daughter came up from Cornwall and her granddaughters came from Uni to celebrate with her. No birthday would be complete without a birthday card and I'm afraid to say that good ole Popcorn came out again!

I decoupaged Popcorn and the flowers around the window. I know you can't see it very well in these photos, but the card has also been sprayed with silver sparkle for that finishing touch.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend and remembered that the clocks go back tonight! Enjoy your extra hour in bed tomorrow morning! Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)

A Warm Cup of Cocoa on a Winters Morning....

Monday, 19 October 2009
I had better post this card tonight as I have been told that I can go back to work tomorrow providing I take it easy and call the docs should I get into any difficulties!

This is one of the Christmas Forever Friends stamps that I got a couple of months ago and thought I'd better ink him up. What better excuse that this weeks Forever Friends Challenge which is to make a Christmas card or gift. I also couldn't resist creating the greeting to go with it!
Stamps: Cup of Cocoa - Forever Friends; Inks: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Stampin Up! & CWC ; Tools: Snow Dots CB Folder, Nestabilities
Sentiment: PC Generated - Peach Fuzz Font

A close up of the image. Sorry about the photo, the lights not been that great today and even working on in it Photoshop hasn't helped that much!

I do love this image as I love nothing more that having a cup of hot chocolate on cold day and it makes me feel sort of Christmassy too!
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable day. Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)

Wishing You a "Beary" Christmas....!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I have to admit to not getting as much done as I'd hoped, but that's just the way things go. Jon wasn't feeling his best so we just relaxed and took things easy.

I did however finish a card! GASP I hear you all say!!

I saw these gorgeous teddy stamps by Lili of the Valley on a few peoples blogs a while ago and finally managed to get my hands on them the other week. They are just the cutest and I couldn't wait to colour them in I don't know why, but when I'm colouring bears in (except Forever Friends), I always use the same 3 colours (E31, E33 & E35). I think they are just a great combination and I seem to get through these 3 quicker than any others!

Stamps: Christmas Teddy Little Star - Lili of The Valley; Inks: Copics & Memento Tuxedo Black;
CS: Stampin Up!; Tools: Snowflake CB Folder, Nestabilities, Snowflake Border Punch - Fiskars
Sentiment: Computer Generated - Peach Fuzz Font
I've included a close-up of the image as he's so cuddly! Yes, I'm a sucker when it comes to teddy bears!
I'm also entering this card in this fortnights Lili of the Valley challenge which is to make a Christmas card for a child.
Have a good Monday. Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
xx :0)

What Girl Doesn't Enjoy A Lil' Bit of Retail Therapy..??

Sunday, 18 October 2009
I have to admit that I made this card whilst I was going through my doubting period and I didn't think it was that great. It was a rush job for a friend at works birthday (one of those night before cards!). However, having looked at it again, I have decided that I do like it and felt that it deserved to be shown on here!

I used the Elzybells dinkie Retail Therapy set for this card. I think this set is a must for any girly cards that we need to make! I think the cardstock is from Stamping Up!, but I'm not entirely sure, so don't quote me on that! If it is, then you can get some from the lovely Jules.

I hope to have some new cards to show really soon as I was contentedly sat colouring images in last night whilst I was watching the telly.

I hope everyone is having a good day. Thank you for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)

And there's more..!!

Saturday, 17 October 2009
Good Morning all!

I've made up some more little treat bags for Halloween using the really cute Spooky, Spooky Spooky CC designs set which I got from Dies to Die For.

Those of you that know me really well will know that I'm not very confident with my colouring, but I have to admit that I'm very pleased with how well these have turned out with the shading and everything else.
Apologies about the bows! Why is it when you tie a bow of something, it never stays straight, but goes at an angle?!?!
I hope everyone has a lovely Saturday and thank you for any comments you may leave, they are much appreciated.
xx :0)

Elzybells Challenge 29

Friday, 16 October 2009
I hope that there are still some people out there who are following my blog! I know it's been a while, but I've been really poorly with my asthma and have been on steroids to try and help my breathing improve.

This fortnights challenge over at Elzybells is to create a 3d object. Well, with Halloween fast approaching I thought I would make some little treat bags. The template for these bags can be found here. I used the Happy Hauntings mini set for these as I think they are just perfect. I've also been trying out the new Inky Dinks that Elizabeth has released for the white stamping, but think I put too much on, so still a bit of practising required there.

If you click on the photos it should enlarge them for you in a separate window, should you wish to do so.
I really hope you like them and thank you for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.
I promise I will start getting round to everyone's blogs again really soon to see what you been up to in my absence.
xx :0)

I am here....

Friday, 2 October 2009
I just thought I should apologise for my absence on my return from my holiday. I've gone straight back to work at our busiest time (even more busy than normal!) so have been working my little socks off and have been really tired when I get home to feel like doing anything else. However, I have managed to colour some images in so I hope to be able to make some cards at the weekend and show them.

Thank you all for your continuing support. I will try and get back to normal asap!

xx :0)