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Saturday, 28 March 2009

I don't want you to read about this candy


I want it, so don't look on Phoenix Craft blog!



I am giving away blog candy - now closed

This is now closed, will draw a winner tomorrow.

At last here is the first of the promised little blog candies.

I am posting candy in small lots not one big lot, so more people have a chance to win a little something thus spreading the love.

This is a mix of brand new unused ribbons in black and red, which I took out of the bag to photograph and have put them back in and sealed them up again.
The mix is called ladybird and is from Crafty Ribbons. They look better in real life than this photo. Great for Valentine's cards, or sassy cards or just for red or black or red and black cards!

Anyone can enter as long as you are a crafter and can demonstrate that by showing me something you have made using ribbon. This can be any sort of craft project but I would like you to add the link directly to the project in your comment, if you want to know how to do this click on this link to see instuctions on Stamping Mathilda's blog. I have been having problems typing this as blogger thinks I am typing code but if you click on the link it is all explained with pictures.

I would also like you to add a link to my candy in your blog if you have one or tell me which forum you belong to and your forum name if you don't.

You don't have to follow me though you are welcome to do so, but I will be holding a special little draw to say thank you to my followers at some point.

Only one entry per person. If you comment twice it won't be counted, and remember your comment won't appear right away.

Will post Internationally.

You have until Sunday 6th of April to enter, then comments will be closed and I will draw somebody to win the ribbons.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Blog candy poll results and wedding card

The blog candy poll results were 13 votes for seperate candy to allow many people to win a little candy, and 2 votes for one person to win all candy.

So the 13 win, I will begin posting little candies for your delectation begining with ribbons. I thought I had a photo ready but it was out of focus, so I will have to open the unopened pack and photograph it again - I have organised the first pack and I am not unorganising them again!

Here is the wedding card I made recently, and I took the colours from the invite so I hope they liked it.

The card is ivory pearlescent and lilac pearlescent.
I cut the aperture with a Nestabilities scalloped heart die, and the bride and groom dress and suit are also a Spellbinder's die which cuts and embosses. I layered up the suit but I think I should have made the bow tie lilac too.
I backed the aperture with acetate to support the bridal outfits which are hanging from the bow from the same die, and the "hangers" are coloured with a gold Krylon pen to make them look metallic. The fancy corners are a Cuttlebug die, the sentiment is stamped on vellum and there are lilac heart gems.

Inside the card is lined with lilac card that shows through the aperture, there is a matching envelope to hold our wedding gift of money tied with matching ribbon. The sentiment stamped on vellum on the inside left is a Basic Grey set, the sentiment on the right inside is Rubbadubbadoo.
I covered the glue dots with ribbon roses, and there is one on the front too. Finally I added some self patterned ribbon to match which ties at the back. Is that a bit over the top?



Sunday, 22 March 2009

Happy Mother's day




Here are a few Mother's day cards I made although they would do for Mum for any occasion.


Saturday, 21 March 2009

Blog candy poll

Please complete my blog candy poll, or tell me what you like and don't like about blog candy ideas you have come across.

Still to catch up on: donkey photos, wedding card, birthday card and more.


Thursday, 19 March 2009

Dee's Big Birthday fat page

Over on PCJ forum someone had a good idea, to make long standing member Dee a fat book for her 60th from other members in secret.

I decided to make a sort of gatefold card on the front of my page so I could include more detail on the inside than I could on just a flat page.

This is my page which incorporates Dee's amature dramatics, recent ride on a Harley Davidson, love of men in kilts, firemen (and when she had a go with the hose) and the fun that is Dee. To see all the pages hop on over to the feature on the PCJ blog.




Snow










Well lets get it over with, here are some snow pictures.


Do you like my snow boots?


Present from Tassy

Tassy sent me this gorgeous work of art that she made, to say thanks for supporting her, she also sent me some papers and some ATCs, well I think that is what they are.

Thanks so much Tassy, this is beautiful and I am going to hang it on my wall at some point.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day all

I was going to make St Patrick's day cards, no idea if they would sell but I didn't get round to it, I have green, I have the stamps - what a waste! Ah well there is always next year!

I am trying to restore all my photos and to my dismay I cannot find my back up disk from a few weeks before the old PC went wrong. It isn't where it should be and I am turning everything upside down and inside out trying to find it. Can find April, which is not a lot of good. I have had to search the web for drivers and programs that are Vista compatible and I haven't tried reinstalling Robo yet. Have got the photo software on but where is that backup disk?

I have found out I can put my old hard drive in my new PC without invalidating the warranty, so I may have to try that and hope it is still working. I have cleared out a whole carrier bag full of PC mag cover disks while looking so that is good.

So I will get to posting photos to catch up, snow, cards, donkeys etc, and that blog candy I promised.


Monday, 9 March 2009

Awards and tags catch up

Oh dear, I think I should have done this as they came along, apart from the photo one which requires access to either my old hard drive if it still works or a backup and I was waiting for my new PC which should be arriving this week!

The heart "Friends" award and the Lemonade stall are both from Wulfcen Paula, thanks Paula.


The Ladybug award "Makes my heart Smile" is from Bumblebee Creations Rhonda, thanks Rhonda this is so pretty!

The talented and kind Debbie Moore tagged me with the task of telling 20 random facts about myself, ummmmm:

1. I am a chocoholic but only Green and Blacks Organic Milk (oh alright I will eat any choc when desperate)
2. I like Meatloaf (Bat out of Hell singer not the food)
3. My son is getting married this year
4. My brother is getting remarried this year
5. I have a knitting machine that I haven't used for 10 years
6. I don't eat wheat, or many other things
7. I have two little dogs
8. I love Stephen King books but am worried about his mind
9. I can touch type
10. I just won blog candy
11. I have been published or my cards have in a number of magazines
12. I love taking photos of my garden birds and plants
13. I am a qualified accountant
14. I adore being in the shower, I have to be chucked out of it every morning
15. I am not superstitious
16. When I was a child I had a troop of imaginary bus conductors instead of the usual imaginary friend
17. I love animals
18. I used to have a horse,
19. I gave up school to work with horses but it all went horribly wrong
20. I wanted to be a missionary when I was a child


I hope I haven't missed any awards or tags, apart from the photo one that I still can't do.

I would like to pass these on to all my friends and followers, just help yourself to as many as you fancy all of you!












Sunday, 8 March 2009

Blog candy alert

Pink Gem blog candy ends when the hits reach 48000, which is estimated to be around 2nd April.

You can choose stamps from the range if you win.








Then we have this enormous blog candy at Sassy Designs by Susie until 25th March.

Whoo Hooo - I have won blog candy from Justine, thanks very much Justine I have emailed you my details.

My blog candy will be happening soon, the PC is due next week apparently.




Wednesday, 4 March 2009

I have become a follower of my own blog - help!

I thought I was clicking to follow Littleted and ended up following my own blog, and I can't work out how to undo that - any ideas?


Don't panic - I worked it out and am now not following myself though it would explain a lot of things!


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Coughing and sneezing

I just realised why I am coughing, choaking and sneezing, I have been tidying, yes tidying, my craft room that won the award for the messiest craft room not that long ago. Why you might ask? Well if the card turns up we are having a wedding invite workshop at the weekend, now I just had to make some space and I have even vacuumed up some major dust that was lurking, and you can see the rug! Not sure I will find everything again though.

I also need to clean the bathrooms and kitchen before Friday night and after work, and I still have tidying to do in a couple of places or three (like the two chairs - people might actually want to sit on them), and I am supposed to be stamping images for Linda, and making cards......

Also the PC has not arrived or any indication of when it will, that will make it a bit tidier but I will have a lot to do setting it up (catching up and doing blog candy) so it is bound to arrive when I don't have the time.