Tuesday, 30 November 2010

I came 2nd in the polkadoodle challenge!!

Hello all how are we all managing with all the white stuff? Hope you're all keeping warm with extra helpings of hot chocolate and lovely winter food lol. I made a fab pan of soup today to keep us warm. Yummy! Took this pic yesterday with my phone (which is why it is so rubbish haha) Plenty of snowman ingredient here!!

I had some good news the other day ~ I came 2nd in the polkadoodle challenge with my wee box with the gingerbread men on!! I am so chuffed :o) I am proudly displaying the button :o)

ETA how lucky am I that I also won two of the blog hop candies!!!??? Such a lucky girl, going to be getting some new stash then!!

Lily has been off school for 2 days now, its a bit treacherous out and about here so I am staying indoors lol Not that its given me any extra crafting time (boohoo). Alfie is one of those boys you need eyes in the back of your head for so can't sit at the table unless he's in his high chair and he doesn't like to be in it unless he's feeding his face lol. By the time both kids are in bed all I am fit for is collapsing in a heap in front of the tv. Am planning on doing some Christmas presents tonight tho :o) Hope to be back tonight or tomorrow to show them xx

Saturday, 27 November 2010

monochrome week at Allsorts

Morning all and welcome to a snowy Saturday here in pandaland!! It looks lovely sitting here in front of the fire of course but ugh the mess ~ between the kids and dogs coming in and bringing Alfie's buggy in! Thank goodness we have laminate floor, I could mop it every 5 minutes and still it would be wet/dirty, ah well, at least it looks Christmassy lol

This week at Allsorts it is my theme and I have chosen Monochrome, black and white, any colour and white, shades of one colour.....whatever I'm not fussy haha

Image: Penny Black
Sentiment: Dovecraft I think
big black flower: from stash
smaller flowers: funky retro punches
charm and brad: from stash
also used: stickles
My card also qualifies for this week's challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge who coincidentally also have a monochrome theme how fab is that lol

Can't wait to come hop round all the entries :o)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

card number 2 :o)

Awww I love this wee polar bear cub he's so cute!! We have two gorgeous polar bears at the Highland Wildlife Park which is just a couple of miles away, the first one, Mercedes, came last year she had been living in a tiny enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo since 1984 and now she has a fabulous living area. Just a few weeks ago she got a playmate, though she's too old to be mated (she's an old lady at about 29) her new friend is only 23 months old, so won't be ready to mate for another year or so! We love to go and visit the Wildlife Park and Mercedes is a firm favourite :o)

Image: Lili of the Valley, coloured with PMs

papers are from the scrap box

sentiment from a "see D" set,

ribbon: crafty ribbons xmas box

buttons: stampin up

also used: stickles on the snow, snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder, glossy accents on the star


Lili of the Valley: Glitter and Glitz ETA woops I missed the deadline!! :o(

Simons Says: Let it Snow

Truly Scrumptious: Sketch

A Spoonful of Sugar: anything goes

squeezed in a bit of crafting this afty!

Don't know how I managed it but I got a little crafting time this afternoon and managed to make 2 cards!!! The first one is for our beautiful new granddaughter Maisie. Image: The Greetings Farm
coloured with PMs
papers from scrap drawer
ribbons: crafty ribbons xmas box
sentiment: done on pc
snowflakes cut using cuttlebug die
snowflakes cuttlebug embossing folder
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: we 3 ~ 3 brads, 3 papers, 3 ribbons
Papertake Weekly: Cut it out
Passion for Promarkers: Old and New ~ old papers new image
Charisma Cardz: Babies ETA woops missed the deadline!! :o(
ETA more! the sketch is from Sketch and Stash Challenge the new stash is the image thanks for pointing it out to me Lorraine A, don't know how I managed to forget!!!
Next card coming up soon :o)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Naughty Panda!!

Oh dear I have been a very naughty panda haven't I??? I forgot to do my post for this week's Allsorts theme and its a lovely recipe from the fabulous Kirsten, the recipe is to use ribbon, lace and a charm :o)

Image is a Sugar Nellie, the paper is Dovecraft I think, brown cs is SU. Also used the PMs (of course lol), glossy accents on the heart, lace and charm from stash. The pic doesn't show the charm well, its a heart that says hand made with love.
The sketch is from Cute Card Thursday
Can't wait to hop round all your entries :o)

Friday, 19 November 2010

make a box at Polka Doodle

I've been trying to make a start on the homemade Christmas presents and I made this box today for a friends little girl, it is filled with lots of little bits n bobs for her hair :o) I saw the challege at Polka Doodle Challenge was to make a box. The paper and images are from polka Doodles and they were free with a magazine. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, it came in the fabulous Christmas Selection Box :o) The icing has been glittered with Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds, there's a few blingy stones too, every little girl loves bling after all lol. The hearts have been coated with Glossy Accents.
My box also qualifies for Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge who's theme is "Sparkle and Shine" and Bee crafty's theme is "All that glitters"

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Allsorts week 78

Morning all and welcome to another week at Allsorts, this week the gorgeous Emma has set you a sketch to follow and it's a lovely one :o) I have been using this cross stamp for Christmas cards to sell at the church coffee morning tomorrow (we've made 200 cards!). So I thought it would be perfect for a sympathy card, not that I like using them but they're handy to have in the box.

Cardstock is all scraps, buttons are papermania, brad and charm from the stash box too.

My card also fits a few challenges:

Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz ~ Sympathy

Daring Cardmakers ~ In Rememberance

Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Clean and Simple

Simon Says ~ Prince Charming

I hope you'll come and join in the Allsorts fun :o)

Also please remember our Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge, this month's challenge is "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". There are some really gorgeous stamps to win :o)

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Birthday card for Lily :o)

WOW 2 posts in 1 day whats the world coming to? It is Lily's 7th (eek) birthday on Monday so I thought I better get my backside in gear and make her a card :o) Where have the last 7 years gone? OOOOHHH its scary! This pic isn't the best I have to admit, but then I took it at 10pm lol I might try and take another picture tomorrow but we're having a little party for her birthday so who knows if I'll get the time to do it, its all party party party here you know :o)
Image: Anya,
coloured with promarkers: lavender, blossom & ameythyst (clothes) oatmeal, apricot & yellow (hair) ivory and blush (skin)
Cardstock: SU
everything else is from stash lol
It fits a few challenges:
Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Relish to Embellish
Passion for Promarkers ~ Pearls, lavender and Lace
Bee Crafty ~ Pastels
This is my first time entering Passion for Promarkers and Bee Crafty ~ YAY!!!

Allsorts week 77: twas the night before christmas

Morning all and welcome to week 77 at Allsorts!! This week Fleur is setting the poem "Twas the night before Christmas" as the theme. I chose the line "the stockings were hung by the chimney with care". Ok I haven't got a chimney but I have got a stocking :o) I've made this card for Alfie's first Christmas, seems odd that his first Christmas he'll be 6 days off a year old lol

I'm also entering this card for a few challenges:

Truly Scrumptious ~ the sketch

Creative Card Crew ~ punch it (punched snowflakes)

Papertake Weekly ~ Penny for the Guy

Charisma Cardz ~ With love at Christmas

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

trying again!

I am once again trying to link my blog to facebook, fingers crossed it works this time :o)

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My little guisers

I know I am a couple of days late but thought I would share some pics of the kids in their guising outfits. In scotland we call it guising not trick or treating lol. They also wore their outfits to church as we were having a service of light, almost the opposite of Halloween :o) The congregation loved seeing them dressed up lol

Lily wore her spider outfit for church as her real outfit for guising was a devil girl and I didn't think that was quite appropriate for church lol