Thursday, 30 June 2011

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezie :)

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Hi peeps and hope you are all OK today :)

We are nearly at the end of the week and as I am on a half day’s hol tomorrow so that I can watch the men’s semi’s I am nearer the weekend that usual. But due to el stupido here – and what I did was so dumb I cannot even share it cos my face is still red -  I am very late getting this on here.

So it’s time to head over to the Lili Of The Valley Thursday challenge  - most of you probably have been there already!! - and this week, our theme is


We are of course sponsored by the lovely  Lisa and Laila at Lili Of The Valley and there is a ….


… up for grabs :)

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So this is my card and it has to be one of the easiest to do bar none!!!

I used one of the Die Cut Design sheetsFriends & Flowers – so we are a Copic free zone  today. I just added the teeniest bit of glitter which you can just about see. 

I also used a MS PATP set but for the life of me I cannot think which one it is – I‘ll go and check and then edit this bit (I have had one of those days and only just about know me own name !!!)

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The sentiment is from the LOTV Set 9 Mixed Circular Sentiments – perfect for our challenge I thought :)

And oh yes, the Magnolia leaf and swirl die (which is available from  Simon Says Stamp)  is getting  some serious use. How did I manage without one for so long?????

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A few more deets …..

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… and this is the back!!

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And a dodgy angle to finish with.

So on that note I am off to have a lie down in a darkened room.  Before I go I’ll leave you with a sneakie peekie of what’s happening on here tomoz ….

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… ooh it’s pink!!

What a shock – not like me at all lol!!

Enjoy your evening and see you bright and early in the morning.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Right Old Cheeky Chops!!!!

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A lovely sunny morning to all and hope everyone is OK today xxx

Over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge it’s  all about a very pretty colour combi which is

Lemon & Lavender

The DT have all used Penny Black images today. I LOVE these images and wonder why I don't use them more often??? How strange am I – no, don't answer that one!!!!

And there is of course a whopping ..

… up for grabs to spend in the store :)

So …

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… this is what I did.

I used Bee Costume and coloured the little chubby chops with these Copics -

C00, C1, C3, C5, E50, Y06, Y08, Y38.

I then did the polychromos thing to add a bit more depth here and there and a bit of Glamour Dust to add a bit of bling here and there!!!.

The papers are all from my stash :)

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The old Magnolia leaf and swirl die was put to good use again – I am over-working the poor thing.  I also added a strip of Old Swedish Lace as well which is now all but hidden – doh!!!!!

I used a Nellie Snellen Daisy Clip Punch to make the daisies.

I punched out three of them, snipped a notch out of each petal and then just layered them up, added a punched dot and finally added a bit of Diamond Stickles to the edges.

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Here’s another view of them :)

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So that’s the cardage for today done and I am off now to do some work .  We are oh so busy at the mo and the works doesn’t seem to want to do itself sadly.

And there is another diet looming – booooo hisss.

The question is, which one do I do this time???

Weightwatchers or Slimming World????.

Ohh the decision is tough. I am doing it on line again  as I hate going to the meetings and having to pay out blah blah pounds to get weighed and patronised by an ex fattie (sorry to all the fat club leaders out there but the one at our local club is!!) . I also read about those CLA capsules as well which are supposed to help to break down lardgae and speed up metabolism. I’ll have to try them and see but I guess the only thing that really helps is not shovelling in foods that pile it on in the first place.

Yes, piggy by name and piggy by nature it would appear.

I intended to be good yesterday and I was up until about half eight last night when it all went a bit pear shaped. Which ironically is what has happened to me!!!

It’s been too many of these,  which are seriously addictive peeps  ….


….  and then a good dollop of  …..

.. . this.

It was  quite hot to be fair (ohh what a lame excuse!!) !!

And it should be more of these…..


(retch, bluh!!!)

But I’m not a  …


sadly (awwww look at that little face - how cute!!).

Mind you, while I was looking for rabbit pics I found this …


Sweet baby Jesus and the angels peeps – that is one serious big bun!!!! I wonder what lettuce that bad boy has been eating lol!!!

Best stick to the Hagen Daz Bugsy if you ask me!!!

Right I am off to get stuck into the list of stuff on my creaking desk. Enjoy your day and see you tomoz and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Pink To Make The Boys Wink :)

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Morning peeps and hope you are all OK :)

It’d that time of the week when we hop over to Papertake Weekly and check out what’s what!!

It’s our last challenge of the month so it’s time for a sketch and ….


… this is the bad boy here!!

We are sponsored by wonderful Heidi and crew over at Simon Says Stamp.


And there is a shopping voucher up for grabs for one lucky girlie so if you get a sec, nip over and have a nosey :)

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So this is what I did – pink, just for a change lol !!


But for a real and proper change,  I’ll do the shopping list stuff at the end today.

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Some of them there rolled roses – but instead of cutting them straight, I cut them a bit wavy.

I really do like these!!

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The light was bit funny when I took these so they aren't as fab s they could be, sorry peeps :(

Stuff used here is -

Copics in these colours -

E00, E000, E21 (skin), E40, E50 (hair), B0000, B000, B00, RV0000, RV000 (clothes etc) and a good dollop of polychromos pencils as well as some Glamour Dust

Image – Little Ones Duo Kit from hAnglar & stAnglar

Papers - Bumbleberry Cottage by Nitwits

PATP – Martha Stewart Flower Box from Dies To Die For

Gems - Wild Orchid Crafts

Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

So we are all done cos like me, it is another shortie today cos I have stuff coming out of me lugs – booo, hisss!!! But before I go I’ll leave you with a little sneakie peekie of what will be appearing on here tomoz …..


As Rolf would say, can you tell what it is yet?????

Enjoy the sunshine peeps and see you back here in the morrow.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I Don’t Usually …..

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Hi peeps and I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. Apparently there is a heatwave but it isn't that obvious here at the mo, but it may be on it's way :)

There’s a few ‘I don’t usually-s’ about this today as -

I don’t usually post anything at the weekend…

I don’t usually use Pro Markers (well not recently, even though I used to use them all the time)  …

I don’t usually distress the edges let alone ink them up  …

I don’t usually use Sarah Kay images (again I haven’t for a looong time) and …

I don’t usually put mag stuff on here.

But  I was just tinkering about with the pens while I was getting ready for a Pro Marker class that I did at the weekend and had some stuff I had lying about and this is what I did so I thought I’d share this with you today.  It’s literally made with left over bits  and bobs I had on me desk – apart from the blingy and distressing bits!!!

IRL the colours are lovely and clean looking but they don’t look as nice in the edit, doh :(

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PMs used are -

Skin – Blush, Dusky Pink and Ivory

Hair – Sandstone, Tan & Ivory

Clothes etc – Pear Green, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Soft Lime, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue, Cornflower

Papers are from the Aye Aye Captain collection by Nitwits.

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I found these blingy bits while I was rooting about so I stuck one in the middle of a white organza bow…...

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… and added a couple more to this little arrangement made with some Wild Orchid Crafts blooms – I just used  sweetheart blossoms and hip rosebuds.

You don’t always needs a florist shop full of blooms to make it look pretty I don't think, even though I do usually get a bit carried away once I start with them :).

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I was sent a distressing tool a while ago to use for a commission and I got it out to have a fiddle with again. It’s a nifty little number and it makes very light work of sanding and roughing up the edges. It’s called a d-stress and it’s FAB :)

I know I don’t usually put mag stuff on here but I’ve included part of the article as it has the deets …

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So on that distressing note lol,  I’ll be off and I’ll see you in the week.

Enjoy your Sunday and hugs to all xxx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Sky Blue Pink & A Possible Lie - Ooops!!

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Morning peeps and a very happy Friday one and all xxx

I did possibly lie yesterday about this being bright.

Not deliberately of course but when I looked at it again I thought it wasn't THAT in your face.  A bit plain perhaps and lots of white space which I like (as long as it is really white - I am a Daz girl for sure!!!)

So the colours that are there  are quite zingy but not enough to get the shades out!!

What do ya think?

Anyhoos it’s my card for this week’s Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge which has been set by the sweetness that is our Pops and our theme is


This week we have 2 fab prizes to give away -

Quixotic Paperie have sponsored us with a £10 voucher to spend in store and the lovely Mary and Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl

… have given us this fabulous kit to give away...

.. and very gorge it is too :)

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So here’s the old card.

Tilda With Hawaii Flower which I got from  Simon Says Stamp was coloured with these Copic bad boys and helped along with some polychromos ….

E00, E21 (skin), E31. E41, E50 (hair), B0000, B000, B00, B05, B12, YG0000, YG01, YG03 (clothes etc).

I have had these papers for literally years (when I did that sale to help that girl out,  those of you who remember).  They are part of a scrap booking kit but I have no clue what they are or where they were  from (but probably QVC) .

But here’s a question for you ….

Who do you think spent ages looking for paper with butterflies on, found it in the very depths of her stash after rooting about for a couple of hours.... then covered it all up so you cannot see a single solitary butterfly on it?

Yes I think you know the answer to that one  (what a pillockess) !!!

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The colour of this ribbon is stunning – truly it is.

I got it from the floristry warehouse that I go to and I have about 15cm of it left, cry cry.

Do you remember that saying ie sky blue pink with a finnie haddie border btw? I’m not sure if it is just a local expression but my folks used to say it a lot when we were kids.

I think it’s sky blue any way  but not sure about the pink bit and I wouldn't know what finnie haddie border looked like if it smacked me in the face with a kipper (and ironically I think it might have something to do with kippers lol!!)

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The flutterby stickers are from the same kit and I just put them on acetate and then cut them out very badly!!!

And the little self adhesive pearls were the rejected ones that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts – you can see them here.  They are out of stock at the mo but do keep checking the website peeps cos they are just bargainous and you can colour them with your pens etc to match your colour theme. There is literally one or 2 that are either missing or damaged but the rest are perfect!!

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So there you go for today and indeed for the week.

But before I go I have just got to share this with you.

A while ago now I did my Copics Certification course with Wendy from Stamps and Memories,  and she has asked me to join her and take some classes for the second of her popular Copicific Retreats at this fab hotel in Oxfordshire ….

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I lifted this from the website and this is what Wendy says about it ….

Join us for our second COPICific Retreat at the gorgeous Milton Hill House Hotel near Abingdon in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside for a whole weekend of colouring. The classes are being taught by Wendy Kadzidlo - Copic Certifed Regional Instructor (only eight in the whole of Europe) and talented Dawny Phillips who is regularly featured in Cardmaking & Papercrafting magazine and has a very popular blog 

(woohoo, that’s me !!)

The retreat starts 9:00am on Saturday 22th October 2011 and closes at 3:30 on Sunday 23th October 2011. During this time you will have the opportunity to attend various classes. Saturday night accommodation and meals throughout your stay are included. Day delegate rate is also available.

Download details of the retreat here.

Customers from our last retreat enjoyed it so much that most of them are returning again - hence spaces are limited. Previous comments included- Joy said " Thank you for all the planning, preparation and excellent execution that went to make last weekend such a success. May I wish you many happy returns!!"

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Wendy on 01488 658728, or email

I am so looking forward to it :)

So if you want a whole weekend to yourself with no cooking,  cleaning, washing or ironing and just want to chill out with some lovely crafty peeps, have fun and learn some new stuff all at the same time, check it all out.

Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you back here next week.

Take care and hugs to all xxx