Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday blues and weddings

Hello all, well I'm feeling a little worse for wear today. I'm actually planning on staying in my PJ's and just doing 'sweet fanny adams'.  Yesterday was  a little hectic as we had been invited to 2 weddings. A bit daunting for me as I didn't really know anyone from either, the first one being friends of Colin's from the pub, and the other being one of Colin's workmates.

Colin went to the ceremony for the pub couple on his own, I chickened out of that part but we both went to the pub reception straight after, it's a good job they started that one early as we could at least make it to both receptions, and yes two lots of food, lol.

I got all poshed up too, with a raspberry knitted tunic dress thingy, a slinky ankle length black skirt and a black asymmetric cardy, then to top the outfit off (or bottom it as the case may be), I ended up wearing my black biker boots (nice and dainty don't you think, lol). Well I did put on some black shoes, but my feet were freezing before I'd even left the house, so being a person that goes for comfort over beauty the boots won hands down.

These are the wedding cards I made.  They should have been quick cards, and indeed they look like quick cards, but somewhere along the line the clock went into double time and I have no idea how they took so long, lol.  I used Polka Doodles Love a Cherish CD for these, I was told both couples would appreciate contemporary cards so that's what they got.

Sammy was looking real cute this morning so I grabbed the camera while the going was good.

Sorry for the doggy overload, but I just love the little monkey to bits, he makes me smile and giggle every day.  He also gets told off every day lol.

A card set from a recent Mag article.

More Polka Doodles with this weeks blog challenge, which is to make a project with a hidden element. The design team have made some gorgeous projects to get your creative juices flowing so take a look for some of that all important inspiration. Here's my card.

I used the new cd Sundae of Seasons for all the papers and elements, the yellow nameplates are all ready to have a message written on them for the recipient.  The cards below are all cards I made for Nikky and the launch of the new cd.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cards galore

Hello all, a longer post today, have loads of pics to show if I have the patience to load them all. I've managed to catch up a bit with work and got a few card sets for Making Cards done and posted off. They'll be coming up between now and the December issue.  So if you get that mag, look out for them.  Other than work I've not really done much else, sad and boring I'm afraid!

Oh yes, I did watch a real 'feast for the eyes' film the other night. It was Once upon a time in Mexico (I think) and it had Antonio B, Johnny D and Enrique I in it. It was almost too much with all 3 in, but it kept me glued to the screen and wide awake. No falling asleep before the end of that one I can tell you. Ooo I'm getting flushed just thinking about it, lol.

Have any of you got a halogen oven? I've just acquired one, and the first thing I cooked in it was a chicken. OMG it was amazing, so moist and succulent, both Colin and I even enjoyed eating the breast, which in this house is always left till last and normally put in a pie.  We both like the skin, wings, drumsticks and thighs in that order, but neither of us are keen on the breast meat.

Talking of food and pies I made Colin a huge Yorkshire pud earlier in the week.  I don't know why, but I just can't make small ones, after all you can't make it any smaller than 1 egg now can you.  But mine always grow rather large.  It's such a shame, cos Colin loves them and I don't and they're always too big for one person.  I could tell you all what the secret ingredient is, but then I'd have to kill you.  And quite frankly prison does not appeal, so the secret stays with me and Marilyn.
I've just got some new spellbinder dies from Polka Doodles ( great prices) and I've had a little play. Here's a few that I made. Nice and simple with nothing elaborate, difficult or long winded.
I just love the snowflake ones, so effective.
Here's some Mag cards that have been in recently.  The first ones are using Woodware stamps and some of Joanna Sheens backing papers.  The second set is using WS Designs templates, DCWV and Craftwork Cards papers.
This week over at the Polka Doodles blog the challenge is to make an easel card.  This is also a little sneak peek at some of the papers and elements from the summer section of the new cd Sundae of Seasons.  It's a real winner this cd, jam packed full of characters, embellishments and the sweetest of sweet backing papers. I really enjoyed using it. The new cd airs on Create and Craft 10am on Monday. Don't miss it please, it's an amazing collection of fabby images and the samples are going to inspire the life out of you.
Ssshhhhh, don't tell anyone, here's another sneaky peek using the papers from the winter section of the new cd.
And lastly here's a couple of cards made with Polka Doodles templates, you can have so much fun with these and dress them up to the nines or keep them simple.
Phew, that's it for now. Have a good and craftful week.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Just a short one

I'm here again, but it's a quick one tonight. I'm not feeling great physically or emotionally so please forgive the short post and long gaps between.

Polka Doodles have a new cd which will be aired on Create and Craft on the 20 September. It's a real cracker and I've really loved working with it. If you went to the Harrogate show then you may have had a sneak peek of it.  Unfortunately I didn't make anything for this weeks challenge over at the Polka Doodles blog due to being way too busy.  Anyway I have my card for last weeks challenge which will have to do for now.
Ooo, my mistake, I actually made two last week.  The challenge was to make a shaped card with one of Polka Doodles new templates. I chose the Baking/Gardening one and Hugo Panda Paws. However I turned Hugo into a dog, although he looks more like a rabbit to me. I used papers from the Paper Boutique Vol 2 cd which I printed onto iridescent white paper.