Monday, 29 March 2010


Ooo err, I'm a tad late with this one, but here is my DT post for Polka Doodles, We had another sketch to follow and it it bad to be black and white with one other colour.  One other colour, mmm, what to use?  Well the obvious to me was to grab anything purple/lilac that was near to hand (well you can't resist your fave colour now can you?).  But, I resisted.  It was hard to stay away from what is so inviting and comforting, lol.  I went for green!  Now I don't use green very often (or yellow come to that), but I thought a nice lime green would really zing with the black and white, and it does in real life although it looks a tad flat in the pics.  My eyes kept wondering to some lilac cardstock that was on the table, but I managed to stay strong and stick with the dreaded green.  I think I deserve a cream cake now, lol 
Sorry it's just a quickie, I've got loads of cutting out to do, and my bed is singing a lullaby in an attempt to get me up there.  I don't think it will be long before I'm climbing the stairs, well as long as I don't fall asleep in the chair again that is.  It really is quite disconcerting waking up with a pair of scissors stuck in your hand, just think of the damage you could do if you rubbed your face!  Yep you're right, probably best not too, lol.

Take care all and happy crafting.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Blue and brown crazy

I had so much to say, and now I've finally got round to doing the post I can't remember a damn thing.  Must be an age thing I think.  That or maybe I should stop taking the pills, lmao.

I've changed layouts as the lovely Dyan suggested, but I'm still having probs.  Really doesn't help when you haven't got a clue what you're doing, lol.  And now there is no spell check, OMG what the hell am I gonna do now, my spelling is soooooo bad, but you'll all have to just have a chuckle and forgive me.  I can live with it if you can too.

Below is my Week11 DT card for Polka Doodles.  We had a sketch to follow and we could only use brown and blue.  Papers are from the Back to Nature and Paper Boutique Vol1 cds.  The rest of the design team made some amazing cards, so why not bob along for a look and inspiration.  And why not have a go at entering the challenge yourself.

And here is the project that I was doing with Dopey the dwarf, and yes it's all blue and brown too, what a coincidence.  It didn't turn out too bad after all, and I kept Dopey mostly hidden on the tags as his colours really don't go, but who am I to argue, I got asked to do it, so I did.
This is the box I made for it to go in.
Right I've had enough of blog wrangling now, so I'm quitting while things are in the right place, lol.  I'll try and remember what I forgot for next time.  I wouldn't hold your breath though!!!  Happy crafting everyone, till next time Dee xxx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

I forgot to say!

Just a little quickie that I forgot on this mornings post. Look out for something special coming up on the Polka Doodles website soon, and there's some new downloads coming very soon on the A Card 4 U website too, so keep checking them to see the new goodies.

So who stole the time

OK so which one of you stole the time, own up and give some of it back now, jokes over and it's not funny any more. It seems as though my life has been in fast forward for months now. I plan my weeks work and think yes this will be the week I actually get it all done. Ha ha, the jokes deffo on me, the smug look on my face is usually wiped off by the end of Monday when I realise that it's just not going to happen, no matter how much I run round like a demented blue-arsed-fly. Well on the upside, my life is never boring and I'm never quite sure what I'm going to be asked to do next. At the moment I've been working on a project that features Dopey the dwarf. I can't say it's an easy one, and every time I think I'm settled on what I'm going to do, I change my mind. To be honest I'm a tad sick of looking at him now, and I even dreamt of him the other night, so it's deffo time to get it finished before the men in white coats come and cart me away.

I did get my Polka Doodles DT challenge card made for this weeks challenge which is to make a milestone age or anniversary card. I made this ruby wedding anniversary card with papers from the Polka Doodles Love and Cherish CD. This red and black set are so stunning I just had to use them. And It's a bit over the top because I think any couple in this day and age that makes it to 40 years deserves a huge over the top celebration. Why not hop over to the PD blog and see all the other fabby cards made by the DT team, and have a go at the challenge yourself, it's easy to entre, and you never know, you might just win.
I still seem to be having a few issues with blogger so the rest of the piccies I was going to add are going to have to wait again. The emotional stress of trying to add them has me beat again today, LMAO. OK less emotional stress and more like pure emotional anger. Sometimes it's better to quit before you do something stupid, like chucking your Laptop through the window, which wouldn't really be the right thing to do now would it?

I'll leave you with a few pics of my furry babies and try again next time, so keep your fingers crossed.
All love and harmony in this shot!
Oops not for long. Great action shot of Baggins rear end disappearing out of view, lol
Take care all, and don't forget to leave me a message if you have the time, Luv Dee xxx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Erm, yes, well, soz and all that

Well, what can I say, Yes I have been busy, but so is everyone else and they manage to blog all the time. I'm failing, but I am hoping to improve. Honestly. I am trying to organise my work life a little better (wonders will never cease if I manage it, lol). When I had a 'normal' job and did freelance in my spare time I coped much better, but on giving up the daily drudge I seem to be all over the place lurching from one mad panic to the next. Not good so I've made a decision to sort it all out. Tips on a postcard please to the panic master, looney bin towers, back of beyond.

I have some exciting news to tell you. I was asked by that mad woman Nikky to join the Polkadoodles Design Team and I said yes (oh boy what have I let myself in for). Now I just need to get my fat arse in gear and work out what I'm supposed to be doing. I feel I'm going to be plaguing the rest of the team with stupid questions, but you've got to learn these things sometime haven't you. I'm sorry ladies if I drive you to distraction. Seriously I don't even know anything about Mr Linky, let alone using it, I'm a hopeless case I'm afraid, LMAO.

Exciting news No.2 I just can't tell you yet, but it is very exciting and I could be designing more than just downloads soon. If it comes off I'll be a very happy busy little bee.

And I received another blog award from the lovely Kirsticoo http:/ , Pop over to Kirsti's blog and have a looksey at her wonderful projects, you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much Kirsti, I'm really touched. It was I'm sorry to say a while ago but I forgot all about it in my last post, really really sorry Kirsti. I know I'm supposed to be doing something, but I haven't discovered what that is, when I know I'll do it!

I made the long trip to Birmingham to see whats what at the Stitches trade show last week. There wasn't really much that was new or really exciting, and I was quite surprised by the companies that weren't exhibiting that are usually there. There definitely wasn't the buzz that there normally is. Tim Holtz's new goodies caused a stir, but you wouldn't really expect any less would you, gorgeous new colours for inks and die cuts, well I'll deffo be needing them. Don't know how I've managed without them till now, lol. There were a couple of new stamp companies there, one of which Ladybug Crafts ink are definitly worth looking out for. Their sample cards were beautifully made and very inspirational. Wild Rose Studio were there and they also had some cutesome lovelyness to temp all the reatailers. Look out for these in the shops if your thing is cute teddies, animals etc.

And I went to the Make It show at the weekend. What can I say, very disappointing. Why why why do we always lose out to the North. Many companies weren't there because they were at another show. If these companies don't come down south then people won't go to the shows. We have very few shows down here, and it's looking like there won't be any soon. A poor state of affairs. It was nice to see a few of the popular companies had made the effort. Shame a few more couldn't do the same!

I've been fiddlefartarsing about with this for what seems like hours. I'm giving up now, pictures don't want to load, and it won't let me copy and paste, WTF is going on. Cards and more will have to wait till next time, sorry all but my patience has just run out tonight.

Till next time, take care all.