Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Have been tagged

by my team mate Tip Top many thanks
The rules are:1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
mmm now don't know how to link Tip top to me on this post but if you go the the right hand side of my blog there is a link to her blog so that will have to do for now
Rules are now posted
6 random things about me- let me think
1.I just love love love Elvis Presley and hope to go to Graceland one day
2. I have bought my burial plot as I just do NOT want burnt and have picked my funeral song(Elvis of course)
3.I hate spiders
4. My parents would not let me have a dog when I was wee so I used to go to dog shows myself and sit all day and watch the dogs and I bought dog ornaments to make up for it- I was 24 before i was allowed my first dog- you would have thought before that they would have realised i was serious bout me having a doggy
5.I have a thing about shoes - oh and bags oh and jackets and so on
6. I would NEVER go out the house without at least puting a bit of mascara on!

6 people to tag- well I don't have that many bloggy pals yet- ah poor me- and Tip Top tagged all my team mates so I will tag Clare and five people who look at my blog so feel free to consider yourself tagged


Friday Sketchers Number 12

this was the sketch over at Friday sketchers and this is my funkyhand take on the sketch- all papers and image from funkyhand new Christmas downloads with ric rac ribbon and snowflake brads


Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge over at Arty Girlz was to creat something with BLUE as the main colour

and here is my You're Turtley Amazing Blue card

The papers are from Funkyhand, the turtle image from Pink Petticoats, a few buttons bit of doodling and a chipboard shape


A True Friend A Priceless Treasure

Challenge 31 at A True Friend A Priceless Treasure was to create a layout of your pets true confession- like a bad habit that you allow them to do but they shouldn't

Mine shows Bud suggled in the shawl ont he couch where he loves to snooze

The writing which might be hard to see in the photo says

I love to snuggle up in the shawl and sleep on the couch

Bud Yates 2008


Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Daring Cardmakers

The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers was to make a golden oldie- a card using old stash, so I went on a good rumage and found some things I forgot I had and amongst those were these beautiful Three bugs In A rug papers which i used to make this card, a bit of brown card, some glitter and a saying -life Begins At Forty and of course my trusty ink pad


Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Funkyhand who is now 2 years old
Anice can also be seen this Thursday 31st July at 12 noon on Create n Craft promoting her CD Now That's Funky- so don't miss it- might see some of my cards too!
Pop over to the funkyhand website- link at the right hand side of my blog or go to and leave a comment on the blog as Anice has super blog candy to give away cause she's 2 (does amazing work for a 2 year old- haha)

2 Sketches 4 You

This is Lauras sketch for this week and my take on the sketch

I used a swirly stamp to stamp onto white card then mounted it on black cut a section of black card and embossed it with a swirly cuttlebug folder then added Birthday girl saying a chiboard swirl which i inked and glittered and attached to a green card blank with bottom embossed with swiss dots folder and added two small chipboard shapes

Monday, 28 July 2008

Cute Cards Thursday and Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week was to make a card featuring things that grow

Made with funky hand paper and k&co paper, along with a few embellishments and the penny black stamp featuring two bunnies 'growing' in pots and holding a flower which also grows
Have just been ordered by team mate Kath to get this on the penny black challenge as well as you get bunnies down on the farm


Sunday, 27 July 2008

I'm Back

from my weeks holiday at Arran- it is a beautiful place but very quiet. If you are looking for somewhere scenic and peaceful then Arran is ideal. Lots of beaches to take the dogs on and they had a ball swimming every morning, afternoon and evening. Not many shops on Arran(I like to do a bit of shopping on holiday) but I still managed to find one that had some crafting stuff so I got a few bits and bobs- some lovely hand made papers, chipboard stickers, a pack with papers, ribbons, brads, alphabets etc and some tiny safety pins.

Lochranza in Arran is one of the most beautiful places and it has a ruined castle and deer wandering about all over the place(one tried to steal my lunch!-but I was too hungry so it never got it)

brodick also has a castle which I never realised until I had been is actually featured on a Clydesdale Bank £20 note

Here's a few holiday snaps


Friday, 18 July 2008

Sneaky Peak

A little sneaky look at what I am working on at the moment- its a book dedicated to my last German Shepherd Jasper(my big angel)

I have started the book from scratch and by that I don't mean buying a book and covering it I mean I created the book from scratch - you know two bits of chipboard, masking tape, the concertina page holder and the pages_ I feel quite clever having created this!hehe

I have still to decorate the pages but this will have to wait till I come back my holidays

Just finished packing and the dogs packing too- you know toys, towels, bowls, collars leads change of collars, swimming collars, bandanas, bling collar for Misty for when she goes to the pub... etc(think they are taking about as much stuff as me n Stephen)

Have a good week and I will see you when I get back


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Daring Cardmakers

The challenge this week for Daring Cardmakers was to make a card using peel off's in it

I took a navy card blank and cut a strip of bazzil then embossed it, after fixing onto card i trimmed top and bottom with peel off borders. i cut the flower from K&Co paper attached Birthday greetings peel offs and green swirls, did a bit of doodling round the sides in green and attached two peel off leaves

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

2 Sketches4 You

This week Lauras sketch was as above and this is my take on the sketch

Monday, 14 July 2008

Distressed Tilda

The challenge on the Tilda Challenge site this week is to distress Tilda- so consider her now distressed

I think everything on the card has been distressed with ink and even Tilda was painted using distress inks an alcohol inks used for the mount

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Get Well Soon

was supposed to be getting on with the dog cards I have to make but got a little side tracked with these gorgeous DCWV papers and of course my favourite flowers and the get well sentiment is from Funkyhand

This also gave me the chane to try out my new border embossers for my Cuttlebug and I used the stitching one on this card

Friday, 11 July 2008

Cute Cards Thursday

the challenge this week at cute cards was to create a card for a child and this is my card

I used Funky Hand papers a little girl stamp an Adorable sentiment and the number 4


Thursday, 10 July 2008

Penny Black Challenge

The Penny Black challenge this week was to make a card using brads and or buttons along with a penny Black image

I used papers from the Now That's funky Cd, four buttons and two flower brads on my card along with the cat stamp and the phrase Chillin

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

This week the layout for the sketch was as above and this is my card

Monday, 7 July 2008

Cute Cards Thursday- The Great Outdoors

the challenge this week at Cute Cards was to create a card that represents The Great Outdoors and this is my card using my new Lily stamp

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Thank You Card

was asked by a friend at work to make a thank you card that she could give to her childminder and this is the card I made

i just love those big flowers and can't stop using them they are wonderful

Friday, 4 July 2008

Penny Black -Challenge 3 -Colour Challenge

The theme this week for the penny Black Saturday challenge was

pink brown and green to be used on the card along with a penny black image

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Another couple from It's Funky Too

Another couple of cards that I have made from the Funkyhand CD It's Funky Too

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Its funky Too

here is my first make from the it's Funky Too CD

There are some gorgeous papers in this CD and this card is made from the muted pink range forgot to say so am adding this on that the CD is available form

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

2 sketches 4You Laura's Sketch 3

this weeks sketch and my design from that sketch

i just kept the design for this very simple