Monday, 28 April 2008

natural & organic tilda


well the challenge on Tilda & co this week was to go 'au naturale'...so here are my organic baby cookies accompanied by baking tilda and a little jute & raffia! eyelets on tags......would never have tried this had it not been for the challenge, but i'm quite pleased with the results.......... used magnolia journal block. hearts tied with string & bella nappy pins!........thanks for the challenge girls....Tx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Baby Cakes.........




Some weeks ago I made my first Nappy Cake for my friend at work....I really enjoyed it and themed it with the decoration in the nursery!....... i've finally got some photo's printed and scrapped it!....i handcut the BABY title and embellished with some fab stamps i got from Stampingbella, including a Nappy Cake!........and 'big' nappy pins!.....I used melissa frances papers and cardstock. I also used whispers pens for the first time for colouring instead of pencils, which I loved!

babies, bellas, & books..........................


blimey a week since i posted!....my friend had her baby last week, (the one who i made the nappy cake for) Jack finally arrived on Monday 14th March weighing a whopping 10lb 2oz!!!...wow first baby and a home birth.....mum & baby fine....so here is the card that i've made for them. I'm so loving my nappy pin stamp!....Stamps from Stampingbella, Papers, Heidi Grace....work has been busy this week and a little stressful, Gramps hasn't been too good, he has really swollen & sore feet so he's finding getting about difficult which frustrates him and makes him a bit cranky at times!!!!!.............my friend Lucy has finally set a date for her wedding, she is getting married in Mexico next March. Don't think that I can go as I have a 2 weddings to do stuff for during that time, (including cakes) and it's hard to plan that advance with Gramps. My friend is getting married in Cumbria in June and I haven't agreed to go to that yet!!....To BIG Congratulations, Love & Luck to you both xxxx

Fell over a fantastic blog this week which had the most amazing Bella card on. Here it is....how fab is that...what an inspiration....also read a great book this week whilst on the train to work, Acting Up by Melissa Nathan i've loved all of her's this was the first one published, she lost her battle with breast cancer last year which makes reading her books even more poignant.As most of you know I LOVE Pride & Prejudice and this is it in the 2000's!..all of her books follow the follow of one of JA's books....now reading The Stepmother, which is a follow on from The Godmother!.
Hoping to see Made of Honour this week, with the scrummy Dr McDreamey (Patrick Dempsey)...
post back later. Tx

Friday, 25 April 2008

Dots, Dots & more Dots!!...


Hi ATC Challenge on Tilda & friends this week is Dots...decoded to do a male themed ATC as i'm always doing 'girly' ones!...so here he is....used Dotty paper from Dovecraft, with Edwin..who is modelling a dotty tie!..embellished with Buttons & Brads....Tx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Superstar......


What a week..........Went to the London marathon on Sunday which was amazing.....we stood opposite the London eye just past the 25 mile marker. The atmosphere was fantastic. We had friends along the highway in the docklands and my uncle was at the 19 mile mark. We had roughly tracked what time Mark would be at the points due to his training plan, so we were able to predict what time he would pass. He did amazingly well completing in 3hrs & 51mins. He was 5mins behind Gordon Ramsey and just infront of Ronan Keeting. I am so proud of him, he ran past us as if he had just started!!He said that the crowds were brilliant and really lift you. I was really impressed with the whole organisation of it with 35,000 people running through London, it was a very humbling & emotional day.

This weeks challenge on UKS was to complete a layout using the following:
So … use a map or plan of some kind on your LO = 10pts
The sailors must have sailed a lot of seas, so for using the colour blue = 5pts.
Use a hand-made embellishment = 5pts
Use ink on your LO (eg stamped image, inked edges etc) = 5pts
Use eyelets and/or brads - 5pts
Challenge couldn't have come at a better time!!!

glamorous wellies


struggled with the ATC this week...challenge on Tilda & friends was to produce an ATC depicting wet & windy!....so here is Tilda in her glamorous wellies...used diamond glaze to accentuate the puddles (pic not too good!!).....as i love BIG puddle rain!....

Tilda & Co...Ribbons galore.....





Tilda & Co challenge this week was to use Ribbons............well think that I have succeeded!!!! Wanted to make something other than a card this week, so....here is my Magnolia Pail....made to hold some of my Magnolia Stamps!!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

what's cookin...........

hi....whilst spending a day with George Clooney on film 4!....i've made my tilda for tilda & friends... I had never made an ATC before discovering this blog and now i'm hooked!...challenge this week was to to create an atc from the following recipe: so here she is

* 1 Bow (hair band)
* 2 Flowers (On dress)
* 3 Colours (Red, Brown & Blue)
* 4 Brads/Bling (Red diamonds on cookies)
Just spoke to my brother, he is very excited and very nervous at the same time
for tomorrow. the weather forecast is not great...but I suppose that's better
than it being baking hot......here he is in training............





Friday, 11 April 2008

Stitches & Kisses


wow another week gone!.....I've attempted the challenge on Tilda & Co this week....Tilda had to have stitches this week!....so I've made a card...paper was stitched to the card and embellished with a hand blanket stitched heart and cross stitch kisses!....I hope you like.........work has been busy this week, did get the chance to go to the Flicks....saw 27 dresses which has had mixed reviews. I enjoyed it it was easy watching and a proper 'chick flick'...i only have 7 dresses in my wardrobe but could empathise with her completely...don't have a sister to compete with though!....it was accompanied by some fab trailers, including sex & the city and made of honour...'Big' & Dr McDreamey!!!...I was a happy girl..............talking of siblings my twin brother is running the London marathon on Sunday...he only started running last august so I am immensely proud of him, he is running for Children with Cancer and is hoping to complete in under 4hours....so watch this space as I will be there cheering on from the side.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Designer Dolly Tilda....


just a quick post here is my ATC for this weeks challenge on Tilda & Friends.....this weeks challenge was to incorporate something check...so I used Shopping Tilda with a little bit of Bond Street thrown in!!...Gucci & Burberry...and a little bling!!...its a designer dolly!!!.....

Shopping, Knitting & Scrapping.....


hi everyone.....thanks for all the lovely comments, apologies if I haven't responded to all, things have been a bit mad this week. Had a couple of events at work this week,...one of which was Mariah Carey doing an instore signing which took some planning!...the whole thing was as mad as a box of frogs!....have been onsite today due to the olympic torch procession and Gramps hasn't been too fab!......anyway have managed to do a layout this week!!!!...Went to Scrapaholics and saw a layout, the papers didn't go with the pictures that I wanted to use....so used a kit that I got from sarah's cards.......here it is...the Photo's are from Libby's 5th birthday in Feb when we all went to Leigh on sea.

this week I have been reading a fantastic book....called Diva's don't knit....I've loved it so much it's inspired me to get my knitting out again!....my grandad taught me to knit when I was a little girl, when my nan died I went into a bit of a knitting frenzy...didn't finish anything just started lots of stuff, but it was great therapy! Well i dug it out this week and i'm determined to finish some bits off....so watch this space!
Tx

Monday, 28 April 2008

natural & organic tilda


well the challenge on Tilda & co this week was to go 'au naturale'...so here are my organic baby cookies accompanied by baking tilda and a little jute & raffia! eyelets on tags......would never have tried this had it not been for the challenge, but i'm quite pleased with the results.......... used magnolia journal block. hearts tied with string & bella nappy pins!........thanks for the challenge girls....Tx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Baby Cakes.........




Some weeks ago I made my first Nappy Cake for my friend at work....I really enjoyed it and themed it with the decoration in the nursery!....... i've finally got some photo's printed and scrapped it!....i handcut the BABY title and embellished with some fab stamps i got from Stampingbella, including a Nappy Cake!........and 'big' nappy pins!.....I used melissa frances papers and cardstock. I also used whispers pens for the first time for colouring instead of pencils, which I loved!

babies, bellas, & books..........................


blimey a week since i posted!....my friend had her baby last week, (the one who i made the nappy cake for) Jack finally arrived on Monday 14th March weighing a whopping 10lb 2oz!!!...wow first baby and a home birth.....mum & baby fine....so here is the card that i've made for them. I'm so loving my nappy pin stamp!....Stamps from Stampingbella, Papers, Heidi Grace....work has been busy this week and a little stressful, Gramps hasn't been too good, he has really swollen & sore feet so he's finding getting about difficult which frustrates him and makes him a bit cranky at times!!!!!.............my friend Lucy has finally set a date for her wedding, she is getting married in Mexico next March. Don't think that I can go as I have a 2 weddings to do stuff for during that time, (including cakes) and it's hard to plan that advance with Gramps. My friend is getting married in Cumbria in June and I haven't agreed to go to that yet!!....To BIG Congratulations, Love & Luck to you both xxxx

Fell over a fantastic blog this week which had the most amazing Bella card on. Here it is....how fab is that...what an inspiration....also read a great book this week whilst on the train to work, Acting Up by Melissa Nathan i've loved all of her's this was the first one published, she lost her battle with breast cancer last year which makes reading her books even more poignant.As most of you know I LOVE Pride & Prejudice and this is it in the 2000's!..all of her books follow the follow of one of JA's books....now reading The Stepmother, which is a follow on from The Godmother!.
Hoping to see Made of Honour this week, with the scrummy Dr McDreamey (Patrick Dempsey)...
post back later. Tx

Friday, 25 April 2008

Dots, Dots & more Dots!!...


Hi ATC Challenge on Tilda & friends this week is Dots...decoded to do a male themed ATC as i'm always doing 'girly' ones!...so here he is....used Dotty paper from Dovecraft, with Edwin..who is modelling a dotty tie!..embellished with Buttons & Brads....Tx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Superstar......


What a week..........Went to the London marathon on Sunday which was amazing.....we stood opposite the London eye just past the 25 mile marker. The atmosphere was fantastic. We had friends along the highway in the docklands and my uncle was at the 19 mile mark. We had roughly tracked what time Mark would be at the points due to his training plan, so we were able to predict what time he would pass. He did amazingly well completing in 3hrs & 51mins. He was 5mins behind Gordon Ramsey and just infront of Ronan Keeting. I am so proud of him, he ran past us as if he had just started!!He said that the crowds were brilliant and really lift you. I was really impressed with the whole organisation of it with 35,000 people running through London, it was a very humbling & emotional day.

This weeks challenge on UKS was to complete a layout using the following:
So … use a map or plan of some kind on your LO = 10pts
The sailors must have sailed a lot of seas, so for using the colour blue = 5pts.
Use a hand-made embellishment = 5pts
Use ink on your LO (eg stamped image, inked edges etc) = 5pts
Use eyelets and/or brads - 5pts
Challenge couldn't have come at a better time!!!

glamorous wellies


struggled with the ATC this week...challenge on Tilda & friends was to produce an ATC depicting wet & windy!....so here is Tilda in her glamorous wellies...used diamond glaze to accentuate the puddles (pic not too good!!).....as i love BIG puddle rain!....

Tilda & Co...Ribbons galore.....





Tilda & Co challenge this week was to use Ribbons............well think that I have succeeded!!!! Wanted to make something other than a card this week, so....here is my Magnolia Pail....made to hold some of my Magnolia Stamps!!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

what's cookin...........

hi....whilst spending a day with George Clooney on film 4!....i've made my tilda for tilda & friends... I had never made an ATC before discovering this blog and now i'm hooked!...challenge this week was to to create an atc from the following recipe: so here she is

* 1 Bow (hair band)
* 2 Flowers (On dress)
* 3 Colours (Red, Brown & Blue)
* 4 Brads/Bling (Red diamonds on cookies)
Just spoke to my brother, he is very excited and very nervous at the same time
for tomorrow. the weather forecast is not great...but I suppose that's better
than it being baking hot......here he is in training............





Friday, 11 April 2008

Stitches & Kisses


wow another week gone!.....I've attempted the challenge on Tilda & Co this week....Tilda had to have stitches this week!....so I've made a card...paper was stitched to the card and embellished with a hand blanket stitched heart and cross stitch kisses!....I hope you like.........work has been busy this week, did get the chance to go to the Flicks....saw 27 dresses which has had mixed reviews. I enjoyed it it was easy watching and a proper 'chick flick'...i only have 7 dresses in my wardrobe but could empathise with her completely...don't have a sister to compete with though!....it was accompanied by some fab trailers, including sex & the city and made of honour...'Big' & Dr McDreamey!!!...I was a happy girl..............talking of siblings my twin brother is running the London marathon on Sunday...he only started running last august so I am immensely proud of him, he is running for Children with Cancer and is hoping to complete in under 4hours....so watch this space as I will be there cheering on from the side.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Designer Dolly Tilda....


just a quick post here is my ATC for this weeks challenge on Tilda & Friends.....this weeks challenge was to incorporate something check...so I used Shopping Tilda with a little bit of Bond Street thrown in!!...Gucci & Burberry...and a little bling!!...its a designer dolly!!!.....

Shopping, Knitting & Scrapping.....


hi everyone.....thanks for all the lovely comments, apologies if I haven't responded to all, things have been a bit mad this week. Had a couple of events at work this week,...one of which was Mariah Carey doing an instore signing which took some planning!...the whole thing was as mad as a box of frogs!....have been onsite today due to the olympic torch procession and Gramps hasn't been too fab!......anyway have managed to do a layout this week!!!!...Went to Scrapaholics and saw a layout, the papers didn't go with the pictures that I wanted to use....so used a kit that I got from sarah's cards.......here it is...the Photo's are from Libby's 5th birthday in Feb when we all went to Leigh on sea.

this week I have been reading a fantastic book....called Diva's don't knit....I've loved it so much it's inspired me to get my knitting out again!....my grandad taught me to knit when I was a little girl, when my nan died I went into a bit of a knitting frenzy...didn't finish anything just started lots of stuff, but it was great therapy! Well i dug it out this week and i'm determined to finish some bits off....so watch this space!
Tx