I used the music note feature on Hannah Montana for the inside greeting..
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
I used the music note feature on Hannah Montana for the inside greeting..
Monday, 29 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
and when I got home, there was more mail. This lovely flower soft and Cricut card from my friend and neighbour Mary. Thank you so much Mary, I love it
and this fun Loralie fabric card from Eileen. Thanks so much Eileen, that was a lovely surprise
and this fabby card all the way from the UK from Jules, another Funky Hand teamie. Thank you so much Jules - love that funky bird!
Friday, 26 November 2010
"'Twas the night before Christmas"
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
clothes - pastel blue and powder blue
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
and from Jessica, who is such a faithful blog friend, she visits and encourages me every single day, Jess, the card is lovely, thank you so much
on to my card for today. The image was coloured with promarkers
monkeys - sandstone and tan, pastel pink
pastel blue on the bubbles
pale green on the grass
ice grey 1 to shadow
Can you guess who I had in mind when I made this? The paper is from a gorgeous Sassafrass scallop stack that I got from Hobby Lobby, and the lettering is Heidi Swapp. The bubbles are shiny with glossy accents, which doesn't show on the photo
Yes, I am pretty sure it will be going to three year old Max. He is going to play one of the three Wise Men in his nursery nativity play, and his parents have been spending time teaching him the Christmas story.
'a sweet little baby was born on Christmas Day Max, his name was Jesus' said my son - Max looked on wide eyed.............'his mummy and daddy didn't have anywhere to sleep one night, and do you know what they did?'..........................................
Max pondered this for a while
'did they go on the internet?'
Priceless, a child of our time
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See you tomorrow
Monday, 22 November 2010
I gave myself a much needed weekend off this weekend - time to alter the look of the blog, it looked very summery in it's old clothes, now it is all wrapped up for winter
I also had time to sit slumped in front of the TV for hours, something I rarely do. I watched a load of old rubbish, but there was one advertisment that had me crying with laughter.....someone has invented slippers with a LED light in the front, that apparently will stop you suffering all sorts of disasters. It made me wonder how I have been getting up at night and groping my way into the bathroom in the dark without breaking my neck. How lucky I must have been for all these years not to trip over a sleeping dog or cat, fracture my skull on a doorway or break a leg when going to soothe a crying child.
Now on the advertisment (which went on for some time, and was priceless), the light looks like a tiny LED bulb that lights up when you slip your feet into the slippers. But in the examples shown, (some camera trickery going on there without a doubt) these little lights were as bright as the headlights on a truck, indeed, you could probably safely guide a jumbo jet into land with nothing more than a pair of these miraculous slippers. They brought a whole new meaning to the term twinkletoes. I do hope you get to see the ad - watch out for the bit where a whole family are squashed up on the sofa all wearing their twinkly slippers (a nice feature was that the light switches off when you take the weight off your feet, and comes back on automatically to guide you safely into the kitchen to pour yourself a very large glass of wine in an attempt to blot out the mind-numbing effect of watching the ad) - I do hope that I am not talking to someone who has bought light up slippers for every member of their family, if I am, please do not be offended, as you know it doesn't take much to tickle my sense of humour!
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See you tomorrow
Friday, 19 November 2010
Monty (aged 18 months) gets Rudolph, with a very shiny nose thanks to glossy accents!
and his big sister Kiki, age 6 will love Polly Polkadoodles in her fairy costume, dressed up with a bit of bling - the little sentiment circle was easy to print out on the CD, you can personalize any of the tags to make your cards truly unique
and what will YOU get? Well, the lucky winner who gets their name picked out of the comments on this post will get all this............. photo at the top of this post......
The fabulous and newest Polkadoodles CD A Sundae of Seasons
Some red doodle dewdrops - sweet little acrylic drops that sparkle and glisten
a swatch of fru fru ribbons - an assortment of gorgeous ribbons for your Christmas cards
and two Christmas stamps (I really love that little Christmas house)
I will also stamp all the Fairy Flutterbies for you, those gorgeous fairy stamps that Nikky designed, in memento ink, all ready for colouring with your Promarkers or Copics
In addition, Nikky is offering a 10% discount to all of you at the Polkadoodles store for the duration of the hop, don't forget she stocks Promarker singles as well as masses of other lovely stuff, and she ships free to anywhere in the world
Just enter HOPPITYHOP10 in the coupon box on ordering
What do you have to do?
Leave a comment on this post, and make a note of the letter below, then click on the link to Claire's blog, leave a comment there, pick up her letter, and hop on to the next blog. By doing this you will be in with a chance to win 13 fabulous prizes. When you have all the letters, rearrange them into a word, and leave that at the main challenge blog
My letter is
I will draw the winner next Sunday, and mail the prize to anywhere in the world.
Tune in to see Nikky on Create and Craft TV with some new fabulous Polkadoodles products on Friday 26th November at
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Don't forget to come back for the big Polkadoodles blog hop tomorrow, Nikky has been incredibly generous, and all the design team have some really fabby stuff to give away on their blogs...... here's a sneak peek at just a couple of the things from the package of goodies I will be giving away
See you tomorrow when you hop over here
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
So I was waiting for my coffee alongside some guy. They brought his coffee and said ' cream, two sugars, right?'
'NO' he replied in a horrified voice 'just cream, no sugar'
So they went away to remake it
He then started to tell me how sugar was the hardest substance for the body to digest, he hadn't touched the stuff for 22 years - he was quite evangelical in his anti sugar stance. Of course, I agreed with him, having discovered some time ago that it is better to agree with everything anybody says in Dunkin Donuts. So there we were, me nodding in agreement, him carrying on, and on, and on about the evils of sugar...........
Then they brought out my coffee
See you tomorrow
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
each little bag is decorated in a different way
I filled them with lip gloss, earrings, eyeshadows, chocolate.....it was fun finding stuff small enough to fit in the bag
each bag closes with a velcro dot
It should be arriving in London any day now......I hope it's survived the journey!
Monday, 15 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Well, here we are at the end of a rather hectic, but very enjoyable couple of weeks. I have certainly enjoyed myself, and loved reading all your comments. Now I have to go and do some work to make sure the winner is picked fair and square. I am printing off all the comments, there were a few where people hadn't realised that the comments would not show up at once, and posted again and again when they didn't see their comments, panic panic, so I am sorting that out, and allocating everyone a number. Entries after noon today will be too late
The result will be announced tomorrow
Here is a message for you all from Letraset
Letraset would like to thank everybody who took the time to enter the ProMarker giveaway and we have been absolutely amazed at the response! We have been encouraged by all the supportive and positive comments about ProMarkers, and would like to thank everybody who took the time to post on their blog and link back to Enfys' giveaway, helping to spread the word.
ProMarkers have become extremely popular in the UK, allowing crafters to achieve great professional results at a reasonable price. We are delighted to see this popularity spreading, and are now seeing lots of great work and designs coming not just from the UK and USA, but from all across the globe!
If you would like to get in touch with us, please find contact details on our website, blog, or find us on Facebook. We are always happy to hear from you, and would be pleased to see your work or answer any questions you may have.
Once again, thanks to every one of you who entered the draw, and most of all, thanks to Enfys for all her hard work over the last two weeks
Here again are the links to some useful numbers for Promarkers
Polkadoodles (UK - free worldwide shipping)
and for inspiration visit
Some great news - if your name does not come up tomorrow, take heart. Letraset is going to be giving me some promarker blog candy (no, not the full set, but some to add to your collection.....) EVERY MONTH. So be sure to keep popping back for that. If you remember, I have a monthly giveaway sponsored by Polkadoodles as well, so lots of chances in the future to win some goodies for yourself
and finally....................from me, a little thank you video with some tips on things to avoid when making a video............tongue in cheek of course, and I am being very brave publishing this because I hate the way I look on videos.
Thanks to all of you for enjoying this ride, and making it so worthwhile for me. You're a grand bunch!
See you tomorrow x
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED - WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY
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Saturday, 13 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
and here is the chef you will see me colour in the video. Note how the subtle grey shadowing adds depth to the image, although his coat remains white
and here's the finished card. Cardstock is by core-dinations, the red gingham is DCWV, and the CHEERS letters are Thickers by American Crafts
and a white on white on white card made with this sweet little angel from Lili of the Valley. I have found that the trick to making a white card, is to use texture, inking and depth. So all the layers have been embossed with the cuttlebug, the edges inked, and each layer was lifted up with foam pads. Sentiment oval by Craftwork Cards
the grey shadowing on her clothes adds real depth to the image