Saturday, 29 October 2011

I'm In A Proper Temper.... can this be so hard? I've been attempting an entry for this weeks Less Is More stars challenge since 08.30 this morning. My first attempt was a stamped card which I must have coloured a million times and didn't like any of them. Then I couldn't find a star DP. Then I wasted a forest of paper cutting out the TV.

I've cut the old TV using my Cricut and a vector file. The paper is from Funky Hand's Funky Daze CD and the sentiment is computer generated.

So now that I'm in a proper temper I think I'll do some cooking - something, unlike paper crafting, I'm quite good at!

Thanks for looking a have a great weekend.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Last One For Today

I promise! Apart from seeing dots before my eyes anyone walking down my street must think the paparazzi are following them what with the amount of flash photography that's going on.

Anyway, my last entry for the Less Is More Polka Dot Challenge is a very simple card using DP and sentiment from Pink Petticoat's Big Dots Mini Collection.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

I'm Also Dotty About....

....polka dot clothing. One of my favourite dresses of all time was a cream silky dress with large navy polka dots on it. It was very fitted at the top, full flared skirt, buttoned all the way through and was stunning even though I say so myself. Another favourite dress was the one Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman - I craved that outfit at the time.

So for my second entry this week on the Less Is More Polka Dot Challenge this little baby boy is obviously going to follow in my footsteps with his polka dot baby gro (don't do it son - you'll probably get beaten up at school). The image is from Squigglefly which I've coloured with a Promarker and paper pieced with Bluebell Pink Petticoat paper.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

I'm Dotty About....

....typewriters. I don't know what it is but since I've stopped working I'm obsessed with typewriters although unfortunately I never ever had a funky pink polka dot one.

So for my entry this week on the Less Is More Polka Dot Challenge I've made a typewriter using a template from Papercraft Inspirations. The paper is from Summer Driggs and the name has been cut using my Cricut.

I love polka dots so I can see a few more entries heading the LIM way soon.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise....

....if we all were to accessorise with our favourite tipple what would it be? Mine would be a see-through dress with a couple of limes in my hair (G&T with ice and a slice) which would not be a good look.

Over on Less Is More the challenge is Cocktail so the lovely DeDe from Bugaboo stamps has accessorised with her favourite tipple of Tequila Sunrise. I've printed the image directly onto cardstock, coloured with Whispers pens and the sentiment is computer generated.

And the recipe for my personality?

Grace, Tease, and Style

3 parts Grace
2 parts Tease
1 part Style

And a Splash of Success

Finish off with an olive

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

A.S.D.F.G.... you remember your touch typing exercises? Remember when you needed fingers like a shot putter to press the keys? When there were no photocopiers and you used carbon paper or if you had a big run to do you typed on waxy film then rolled it through an inked mangle called a Gestetner? Ah those were the days - NOT!

For my entry to the Less Is More challenge this week I've used the Quirky Qwerty image from Pink Petticoat which I've enlarged and cut around to form a shaped card. I've coloured it with Whispers pens and added some glossy accents to the challenge required element of heart(s). The sentiment is just a couple of word boxes.

The card is for my ex-boss who has bagged herself a fabulous new job so I think the image is rather fitting.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Scrummy Yummy

Over on Cute Card Thursday the challenge is 'Time For Cake'. So my entry is a yummy scrummy cupcake.

The image and sentiment are both from Pink Petticoat which I've decoupaged, coloured, added a little glitter and a gem.

Best of all this one is completely calorie free. Unlike my favourite recipe for Chocolate Orange Cupcakes which you can find here. I top mine with a jelly orange slice but the Terry's chocolate orange slice is a brilliant idea.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Bling Baby

How blingy is this little baby's buggy?

The image is Pink Petticoat Sweet Cheeks which I've coloured with Copics. The DP is also from Pink Petticoat A Little Washed Out collection. I've embossed the buttons on the bottom using a Cuttlebug folder and the paper buttons have been die-cut using my new MFT Die-namics set.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Fetch A Sketch - Challenge #8
Truly Scrumptious - Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

It's blinkin' freezing here and I need to go out - I'd rather stick needles in my eye - however needs must.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

What's Going On?....

....this is my third posting today - I must have a fever! I love this Pink Petticoat Little Friends stamp. I think she should enter Strictly Come Dancing - what do you think? I've paper pieced her tutu using a Pink Petticoat paper from Big Bloomers, added a little black pearl to her headband and the sentiment is a Personal Impressions stamp (I've stamped a sentiment yay!).

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamping For The Weekend - What A Cutie
Cute Card Thursday - Animal Crackers

Thanks for looking!

Alas It Was Not To Be....

....the Rugby World Cup dream for Scotland is over. It may not have been nice to look at for the purists but for me it was nerve jangling edge of the seat stuff.

So to console myself I'm going to have a day of crafting. Don't all faint but I've actually stamped something - the butterfly is part of the selection of things I chose as my prize from Simon Says Stamp. It's from Inkadinkado and comes with a 'hello' sentiment but I'm not confident enough yet so I've resorted to a computer generated one.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge (hurray it's back) - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Clean and Simple
Crafty Catz - Things With Wings
Colour Create - Lime, aqua and white
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Come On Scotland....

Morning all - just a quick post today as Scotland are playing England this morning in the make or break match in the Rugby World Cup. We are facing a Herculian task of having to beat England by 8 points or more to stay in - I fear the worst. Over on Less Is More the challenge is to make a card with the predominant colour being the colour of your eyes.

My eyes are blue therefore I'm entering this cute whale from the Pink Petticoat With Flowers range. I've paper pieced it on blue, added a little colour on the flowers and some glossy accents for the water from his blow hole.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend (especially if you are lucky enough to be basking in sunshine unlike here).