Saturday, 28 May 2011

Challenge 22

Today sees the start of challenge 22 over at 'A Gem of a Challenge'
Rebekah is the host and she has given us this lovely sketch to follow

Lovely Lisa has joined us as a permanent designer on the team and we also have the wonderful Mel as special guest designer this month
So pop on over and take a look at Lisa's Mel's and all the other cards made by our very  talented DT girls

Here is my take on the sketch
I have used the latest Pink Gem Designs freebie digi
I  used the already coloured version for my card as I spent a lot of time designing her was running short on time when it came to making my DT card
I should be more organised I know.......but easier said than done lol!

I used my new 'Oh Christmas Tree' downloadable papers Here
They go well with this image!
'Someone Special' Ticket Sentiment Stamp Here
Nestabilities Here
Creative Page Tabs Here
Pearls & Brads from stash

My new 'Oh Christmas Tree' downloadable papers
You can find these here

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I Keep Trying!

Well I keep on trying........and it isn't going to beat me.....although it is giving me a giggle or two lol!
Here is my second Fimo attempt.....well third actualy if you count the test ball with one eye I baked on Tuesday evening rofl
One of the hardest things working with this stuff is remembering to clean your hands, utensils and surface before swapping colours
I feel I have improved a 'little' bit.....found it a bit easier to handle today and was aware of my nails....think I need to cut them off lol

I have used downloadable papers Gingham here and Micro Dots here
..............and Nestabilities here


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Want A Laugh!

Yes I can here you giggling from here lol!
Here is my first Fimo character.......this is not as easy as it looks!
Got the baking bit's the creating part I need practice with rofl
Made a mistake with the eyes....the Fimo ones didn't look quite right so tried to get them/dig them out
Which you can't do with Fimo I discovered
I then  put beads in so we will pretend the marks around them are eyelashes lol
Everytime I picked him up I managed to nail mark the poor thing
I need to find a good book to help me or even better have some Fimo lessons!

I am having a terrible time trying to comment on other peeps blogs
I have been trying to say thank you to Poppet & Claire for their Fimo tips for the past two days
They have the drop down menu when you go to comment to select profile but it just won't recognise me on google account and keeps directing me to log in over and over and won't let me post
So thank you girls for your Fimo tips and also Shirley who has just commented incase I can't comment on yours either


Monday, 23 May 2011


I bought some Fimo Soft  today......thought I would have a dabble.....been meaning to get some for ages
We have got Mimi coming in 3 weeks so thought it would be good fun for her too (as well as me lol)
Well according to the instructions you knead it build your character and bake it.....simples!
.......but I bet it's not lol!
I have a convector oven for one and it is a bit fierce....burns the food if your not careful.
Think I would be frightened to put a work of art in it lol
Now I thought there was just 'Fimo' on the market too but having a quick look online  there is Soft, Classic, and a 3rd version
I haven't got a clue what the difference is between them
So has anybody got any good tips before I start?
Is there any good books or tutorials I should have or watch
It would be great if I could re-create some of my stamp characters in clay
I used to be a dab hand with the plasticine when I was a kid so hopefuly some of my skills will come back.......fingers crossed lol
I won't be too ambitious at first though.......if I could make some little adornments for my cards I would be happy!


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Thinking of You

Wow I made a card today!
This is for a friend who is recovering from an operation
I am  entering it for Just Magnolia as I followed the sketch
Do you like my lovely little page tab......this is from my new Spellbinders Donna Salazar  'Creative Page Tabs'
There is a few shapes and sizes in the set and I love them all....they are soooo cute!
You can find them here
Tilda  has been paper pieced and coloured with ProMarkers
DP is my own design 'Flowers & Butterflies and you can find it here
.....& Sentiment here


Friday, 20 May 2011

Saving Daisy

Just look at this darling little dog
She is called Daisy and she belongs to Tom a little boy who has Aspergers
Unfortunately Toms family are faced with a vet bill of £1600 or little Daisy has to be put to sleep
They don't have any pet insurance but little  Tom couldn't cope with the loss of his beloved pet
So to help raise the funds to make little Daisy well again Kirsty Wiseman who is a papercrafting celebrity has organised a massive craft raffle!
Pop over to Kirsty's blog and take a look at whats on offer
The tickets are £2 each and can be bought from any country in the world


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Challenge 21

It's 'A Gem of a Challenge ' day today!
Hosted once again by lovely Christine who want to see the colours Aqua, Pink & Lemon on your creations
First I need to tell you some sad news.....Debby and Sandra are leaving the DT to spend more time doing other things
We will miss them very much.......they have produced some wonderful work for PGD
The good news is we now have the wonderful Lisa from Crafty Moments  joining us as a permanent member of our team
Lisa has been guest designer for us in the past and she makes the most gorgeous cards.....
.....she will join us from our next challenge
Don't forget to pop over to this challenge to see all the  lovely cards made by the DT girls


Here is my Card

Memento Ink 'Rich Cocoa' -  Here
ProMarkers - Here
Shapeabilities - Floral Doily Motifs - Here
Shapeabilities - Floral Doily Accents' - Here
Adesive Pearls - Here
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Joycraft Flower Die
Button Brads from Stash


Monday, 9 May 2011

Spellbinders - Designer Range

Wow look at these!
The New Spellbinders Designer Range and new Shapeabilities Foilage
We have just added them to the website here


Grandchild No 4..........

................. is on the way!

Mimi is going to have a little brother or sister......I can't wait!
I can see more stamp inspiration on the horizon lol

Had enough of 'Spring Cleaning' for just popped on to tell you my news