Saturday, 31 March 2012

Anyone fancy a freebie! **updated**

Many of you will know, that I love fiddling around on the old 'putor and creating digi word art bits and bobs, a while ago I made some ticket digi stamps, which I posted on here as freebies, but after finding two other people trying to pass them off as there own work I decided that was enough and I wasnt going to do anymore. However, I have been working on a few senitments recently that I would love to share with you, so I've decided to put some more on here - everyone is very welcome to take them and make something lovely using them, but please, please remember where they came from, oh and as my lovely Mum says "its nice to say Thank you"! I have one that I will upload and share on Monday as it is featured on my Cutie Pie DT card which will run from Monday, but for now, you might like this one:

I think most of you know how to "save" this type of thing, but if you're not sure, you need to click on the sentiment, this will then enlarge it on your screen, then you should right click and go to "save picture as" you should then select where on your pc you want to save it to. It will save as a PNG file, and you should be able to open it in the likes or WORD, serif page plus etc.

Hope you like it - there are more to come if so!

** To all - have updated this due at a small oversight on my part (the green wiggly line let me down!!), you may wish to download again **

Hello all!

I hope we are all well, very glad its Saturday again, having a bit of a lazy one so far, pity the sun hasnt got its hat on yet today!

Anyway, havent been blogging as much of late, as have been getting pains in the right wrist, which apprently is an R.S.I - I keep telling the hubby its due to bad posture at work and not too much time on the pc at home, hehehe. Have been shopping around for decent gel support thingy but in the meantime Mr Pritt has been looking after me at work - hows this for "whats on your work top" pciture!!!!

onto a card now, and I wanted to make an Easter card for my parents that was a bit more religious than cute - thank you MS doily punch for being so fab xx Hope you like.

Right, sitting here isnt getting my washing machine loaded, so will catch you all later xx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Have given myself a little makeover..............

well not me in person, but seeing as the old template doesnt "fit" anymore, it was time for a change! I wanted something fairly "me" (cute, with a bit if quirky!) and I thought this little lovely would fit the bill perfectly. (thank you to Janet at Pink Gem for granting me permission to use her!)  I also enjoy making digi ticket stamps - job done! Hope you all like it!!!

The very lovely "Owl in Hat" is available to purchase here: Pink Gem Designs

Saturday, 24 March 2012

ooooeeerrr. my blogs gone all peculiar!

dont really know why but  looks like my template is passed its sell by day - please bear with while I sort myslf out!

Yay its Saturday!

Ok, so I may be up stupidly early, but i've lots to do today. Have had a busy old week, with not an awful lot of crafting time. Was a happy Lisa mid week when a parcel arrived from Joanna Sheen which was my mothers day pressie from the hubby - more promarkers, and a pack of elegance satin white card, which is just the bestest thing ever to use with your pro's!
Changing the subject here, if any of you are planning a bit of DIY or Gardening in the foreseeable - Homebase have 20% off this weekend!
Anyway onto a card, and this is one that I made last weekend, but this is the first of me getting time to put it on here!

This adorable LOTV image is coloured with the old pro's, have used a Nellie Snellen die for the frame, and this together with the flowers is cut from Core'dinations whitewashed card, the papers are from stash, made sentiment myself.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Lothian Crafts -two main colours
cute card thursday - anything goes
paper play challenges - spring colours
Gonna grab a bowl of cornflakes and do some browsing now, have a lovely day xx

still singing with Aud Sentiments

We are now in week 2 of our "based on a song title" challenge, at Aud Sentiments, so if you hop on over you can check out our Team B dt cards, and here is mine!

The Butterfly is a digi from Limited Runs, who are our sponsors this time!
Still plenty of time to join in, all very welcome xx

Monday, 19 March 2012

Thinking Pink with The Cutie Pies!

Good Morning all! Hope you all enjoyed Mothers Day, yesterday. So its Monday, and that means challenge time again with The Cutie Pie Challenge. This is one i've been looking forward too, as our theme this time is "Think Pink.......with Rabbits" What a perfect challenge for this time of year!
We are sponsored this time by Crafty Emma's Store and Bugaboo (thank you!). Cant wait to see your gorgeous creations for this challenge, click on the link to join in and also check out the other fabby DT cards.
For my DT card I have used this super cute bunny from Digi stamp boutique and cut it "out of the box", the flowers are an X-cut punch, topped with cute buttons, the patterned paper is from Papermania Blueberry Hill, which to this day, remains one of my faves. Printed the sentiment straight onto card stock, I think the the font is called Janda.


Have a lovely day xx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Proud to be a Womble!

Like most kids that grew up in the 70's, I was mad about The Wombles, and I think their "making good use of the things that we find, things that the everyday folk leave behind" ethos may have stayed with me throughout my adult life too, well at least as a crafter anyway. I was mooching around at work a few days ago ( I work in a large DIY store, btw) when I can across a pile of boxes that the Dulux tester pots come into store in, anyway, they were all in good condition, so I grabbed a carry bag full and went home with a big smile on my face. Been having a little play this afternoon, and this is the first creation.....

the "before" shot! 

and "after"

and the "lid" shot - the ribbon was rescued from a broken box of christmas deckies too, so extra womble points there too!
I didnt think it looked too bad for first attempt, what do you think? Any suggestions for the other boxes?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

anyone fancy a sing-song?

Its challenge day at AUD SENTIMENTS, and this time we want to see a project with a sentiment which represents a song!  If you click on the above link you can join in the fun and also check out our wonderful Team A work, I will be back with my card for this challenge next Thursday.

I hope we are all fine and well, havent had much time to get on here for the last few days, have had hubby home.........he seems to require a lot more attention than two kids and the dog rolled into one!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

oooooh got me a blog award!

My good friend and Cutie Pie teamie Sue (you can visit Sue here) has given me this super-de-dooper blog award.

So with this award comes some rules you have to:-

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Give the award to 15 blogs you follow regularly or have just discovered.
4. Leave a message in their comment box.
5. Tell 7 facts about yourself.

I know that not everyone has the time to do the nominating other people thing, so i do hope you dont mind Sue, if I dont do that  part of it, but I will tell you all 7 things you might not know about me!

1) I believe in God, and pray every morning, it really does get me through the day
2) I would love a Pandora Bracelet (a proper one too, not an Argos job!)
3) My "tipple" is Archers and Lemonade
4) I climbed Mount Vesuvius when I was 4mnths pregnant with Megan
5) I LOVE Matt Cardle and screamed like a demented teenager when I saw him at the X-factor tour last year
6) My favourite song out at the moment is Gotye - Somebody I used to Know - am driving my poor kids mad with it!
7) Favourite Dinner would be a slow roasted Lamb shank, with oooodles of mint sauce

so there we go then!

A bit of crafting.....Just 'Cos!

Most of my recent cards have been CP and AS DT work, so have treated myself to a bit of Just 'Cos crafting time, and this is the result:

This is stupidly cute LOTV stamp (blossom?) is coloured with the old pro's and have used my mums watercolour paints for the sky. The circular sentiment is one of Kerry's little beauties. The ribbon, button and paper are from stash and are all mounted onto the trusty swiss dots.The charm was from a set from The Works, it did have a wee face on it, which didnt do a lot for me sooooo "bring on the card candi"

I would like to enter this into these challenges:-

ces challenges - charmed
hot shot craft - ribbon
lady bugs crafts ink - pink and girly

hope you're all enjoying your weekend, hugs to all xx

Friday, 9 March 2012

Week 2 of "Happy Birthday" at Aud Sentiments

Yep, its week two of the Happy Birthday challenge at :Aud Sentiments challenge blog, so its time for Team B's DT cards, and this is mine! This super cute image is from Bugaboo, who are sponsoring this challenge, the circular sentiment was designed by the lovely Kerry (known, and loved, by many as Pickle), and the bunting was a fab freebie from ellephantastic. I guess I must've been feeling a bit patriotic when coloured this one - Im sure we're going to see a lot of red, white and blue this year! 

I would also like to enter this into: catch the bug - anything goes

have a fab day all xx

Monday, 5 March 2012

Pearls and Swirls with The Cutie Pies!

Hi all, its Monday and its challenge day again at the
and this time, we'd like to see you using PEARLS AND SWIRLS on your cards/projects.
We are sponsored this time by:
This is my DT card, I have used the gorgeous Wee Susie.
 section view of "friends" sentiment - taken from a section of a c'bug folder
The response to our last, Flower Power challenge, was just amazing, so we do hope to see you all come back again, click on the above link to join in, and also to have a peep my other teamies amazing cards.
I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
making it with Meslyn - somthing new (this is the first time I have used this stamp, and the pearls are also new)
Have a lovely day all xx

Friday, 2 March 2012

Fab News about Cam's school place!

As part of yesterdays post, I was saying that I was waiting for the email to tell me which secondary school Cameron has been given a place at.............well, the email came, and now I am One Happy Little Mum, as we got our first choice (Yay, whooop and do a little happy dance). I was really pleased as it seems to be a much better school then most of the secondary schools in my area. Cameron was his usual laid back, non-plussed self about it all - apparently he only wanted to know so that he could post if on facebook!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

One for my Mum!

This is one of the cards that I have made for my Mum for Mothers Day ( I say one, cos there is still a Grandma card to be made). I may have mentioned it before, but my Mum is fab! She is a brilliant crafter, she knits and crochets as well as card making and scrapbooking, and she is always getting me bits and bobs, like a roll of ribbon here or a few buttons there, so I do hope that she likes this card.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

cute card thursday - signs of spring
forever friends challenge blog - ribbon and lace

Am waiting for the email to come through that tells me which Secondary school, Cameron has been placedd at for next September - needless to say, I getting bothered every five minutes at the moment, lol!

challenge 49 Happy Birthday

                                                         aud sentiments challenge blog

So its Thursday, and that means its challenge time again with Aud Sentiments. This theme this time is Happy Birthday. We are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo!  You can join in and have a peep at our wonderful Team A DT cards, on the link above. My card will be here next Thursday xx