Friday, 25 June 2010

Been MIA again. Oops

Hello all, sorry to say I have been awol again! I've been super busy but is that really an excuse. Hmm, well it is for me.  I don't know how you all manage it on a daily basis, someone please tell me your secret, lol.

Before I go further here is my Polka Doodles DT card for last week, which was to make a card/project for Fathers day or just male themed.  There's 2 days left for this challenge if you want to entre.  The challenge this week was set by Brenda and it's make something for a boy. So have a poodle over to the blog and see what the talented team have made.
Sunday sees the launch of the new Polka Doodles cd, Paper Boutique Creative Christmas. So get that remote away from the OH and tune into Create and Craft at 2.00pm.  I've had great fun working with this cd and it offers you something a little different to make some fabulous projects for Xmas that will really wow all your friends and rellies.
 And for some more superscrummymusthavestash take a look at the very talented and lovely Dyan Reaveley's new Altered Originals, all available from Art From The Heart.  If you are a fan of Altered art then these are a must have, seriously once you have them in your sticky mitts you won't know how you managed without them.  But wait just one minute, these fab downloads and gorgeous bright spay inks can be used for so much more, they can be used for all your crafting projects, be it cardmaking, scrapbooking or interior items.  The skies the limit, just let your imagination take you on a new colourful journey and see where you end up.
Dyan, I hope you don't mind me pinching the pics from your blog, but I really wanted to show everyone the gorgeous colours.  And thank you so much for posting the pics of the BM cards and your lovely comments.

And a BIG thank you to Becky of Dots and Spots for her blog post on the 23rd June.  I made a set of cards for Making Cards Magazine using the wonderful decorative adhesive tape she designed.  They are featured in the July issue of MC and Becky said some lovely things about me (blush blush), so thank you muchly Becky it's much appreciated.
Again I have 'borrowed' the pics from Becky's blog, I hope you don't mind hun (notice how I've gone from pinch to borrow, sounds so much better don't you think?).

Ta ta for now. I will be back next time with pics of all the cards I've made with the new Polka Doodles CD.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Can't think what to say!

It's late, I'm knackered, and I can't think of a flippin thing to say! I may come back later and add some more but for now, you'll have to make do with a few pics.

To start with, here is this weeks Polka Doodle challenge set by the lovely Nettie.  I found this one hard not having any children, I had to dig deep trying to think back to my childhood!  The theme to this weeks challenge was to make a project with the theme of nursery rhyme. Here is my attempt.
And here are the cards from Making Cards magazine this months. The first 2 sets are made using WS Designs templates, the last set is stitched on material the mounted onto card then fixed to the card.
Till next time, keep well.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Airport rip-off

Well it's been another busy week and weekend.  I had to go to Southampton airport on Saturday morning to pick Colin up. His flight was delayed by 2 hours in total, luckily I found out just before I was due to leave.  My journey was longer than his so I almost missed his call.  What a rip-off airports are, WH Smiths were charging £1.65 for a small bottle of Pepsi.  How can they justify it?  They really should charge the same as they do in the rest of their shops.  And the parking, just don't get me started, £3.60 for 35 mins, I'll say no more or I'll be ranting for next 3 hours.

I have another trip to Kettering next week, I'm considering getting a tent as a cheaper alternative to hotel bills.  It will be worth it though, It's training for a new product that I think is very exciting, so I'm looking forward to it.

Better late than never, isn't that what they say?  With that in mind here is my DT card from last Friday for Polka Doodles.  The challenge was to make a modern/retro anniversary card.  So if you fancy a go bob along to the blog and check out the other DT ladies challenge cards for some inspiration.
 Just a quickie today I'm afraid, hopefully I'll have more for you next time.