Saturday, 26 March 2011

Woo Hoo....

.... a little sketchy poo over on Less is More this week. This is my interpretation of the sketch.

The DP and image is from the Back To Nature CD from Polkadoodles and the sentiment is die cut. I'm really loving these challenges as clean and simple is my style.

Not a lot more to say today other than enjoy the challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Not Exactly M&S....

....but at least they are clean. Just a quick post today for this week's Less Is More challenge which is to create a card for a man. I hate doing masculine cards - pink is not really their thing.

So this little number is intended to be a get well soon card. Nothing fantastic here just freehand cutting with a little crimping and a computer generated sentiment.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I Don't Believe It.....

I read the other day in the Daily Rag of the governments intention to build solar farms in Scotland. If you have ever been to Scotland you will realise that we must be the most sunshine starved nation in the world - we've practically all got rickets. Honestly have you ever heard anything so ridiculous? How about harnessing rain power then we'll be the richest and most energy efficient country in the world.

Anyway rant over - my week off work is coming to an end boo-hoo. I've had the time time to get things done around the house and do some of my favourite things - crafting, cooking and baking. Apart from chocolate orange cupcakes earlier in the week I made 'diggers' which featured in the Hairy Bikers Mums Know Best programme. You have to try them - they are fantastic - you will find the recipe here.

A little card today is for the Get Sketchy challenge and features a lovely simple sketch. The digi-stamp is from Bugaboo stamps (Night Night), the papers are all from Pink Petticoat and the sentiment is computer generated.

That's all for now have a great weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Birthday Gift

No crafting yesterday I spent the day catching up on some jobs you can't bring yourself to do in the precious little time you have off work - cleaning the oven, defrosting the freezer (let me tell you there was no sign of global warming in there - there was enough ice to sink the Titanic). Today I've been a little more creative making chocolate orange cupcakes and this little gift project which fits in nicely with the Shabby Tea Room challenge (love that name).

I made this necklace using some foiled hearts and the gift handbag box I cut with my Cricut. The paper is from Pink Petticoat in Rose adorned with a little flower made using the George Cartridge and some Card Candy.

I made a matching gift tag but forgot to put it in the photo and I'm too lazy to do it all over again. Right off to do something useful - I can't bear to watch any more Midsomer Murders.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 13 March 2011


I must admit I was a bit offended. I shared my trials and tribulations with blog land on my last post and not one bloomin' bloggette left me a comment - not even the hosts of the challenge! What had I done to offend you all? Then this morning I had a light bulb moment I remembered I had turned off the verification thingy. Maybe I had one measly comment trapped somewhere in hyperspace begging to get released. Hooray - I had 32, yes a whopping 32, for my last card. Thank you!

So I decided to have another go in the Less is More challenge. This week the challenge is a one layer card with the theme off the edge. Here is my little entry.

I stamped directly onto the card using Penny Black Portrait stamp. I then embossed it and coloured with Whispers watercolour pens and a water brush. The sentiment is computer generated.

For the rest of the day I'll be building myself up for 'The Game' - Scotland are playing England in the Calcutta Cup rugby match. Things are not looking good for Scotland - we haven't won a match in the whole Six Nations tournament - however we live in hope. If we even look like winning you'll hear me (wherever you are in the world) screaming like a banshee. Whatever you're doing enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Don't Faint!

It's March and this is only my second post in 2011 - so much for the New Years Resolution.

And what a pfaff it's been. How can something that looks so simple be so difficult? First there was the cutting around the image, then I thought I would thread up the full size sewing machine as you need to have bionic eyesight to thread up the mini version I bought for cards - could I remember what to do? - could I heck and about an hour later we were good to go.

Anyhoo I hope it's worth the 'sweatinducingbleepbleeproomlikeashambles' effort. The image and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat, a button and a little fancy punching is all there is to this easy peasy card - not!

I'm entering it into the Less Is More (pastel) and Clean and Simple (sketch) challenges.

Thanks for looking!