Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Archie and his toys

Archie just loves his toys. His main passion is balls, but he loves his pully toys as well. He gets that attached to them, that sometimes he can't bear to be parted from them even when he is really tired. He will make sure that his toy is close to him (just incase we decide to try and take it off him). I had to share these photos as I think he looks so funny and cute at the same time. We love him so much

Simon Says - "Get Well Wishes"

I missed this challenge but I had to make a get well card for my uncle who has just had a hip replacement operation done. It gave me the opportunity to use my new Helz Cuppleditch Ruffles get well soon stamp. How cute is he. I also used my swiss dots cuttlebug folder for the side strip. I hope my uncle is up and about soon.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge 20 - A sketch for you!

Loved the sketch you provided and gave me the opportunity to ink up my little Swiss Pixie lol. I think she is so cute, and the papers I think compliment this time of year, they were My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow. Thanks for a great sketch to use.

Friday Sketchers 74 - Sponsored by Quixotic Paperie

Another lovely sketch that gave me the push to make a christmas card. The time is going so quick and christmas is not far away. So at long last I have made my first christmas card thanks to your sketch. Love this Magnolia stamp and it was the first time it was inked, she is so cute, and it also gave me the opportunity to use my new Cuttlebug folder. I'm pleased with the final product. Thanks again Friday Sketchers

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Big knit 2009

Innocent drinks have joined forces with Sainsbury’s again this year to try to raise over £250,000 to support Age Concern and Help the Aged. And they needed our help to knit lots of little hats for their bottles. For every behatted smoothie sold, innocent and Sainsbury’s will give 35p to Age Concern and Help the Aged.

So I got out my knitting needles, printed out their knitting patterns and hey presto I produced 20 little hats to help with the campaign. I enjoyed making them and was sorry that I hadn't made more, but time was running out as they had to be with them by this Friday 16th October. You also had to make your own bobbles for some of the hats and I can't believe that I actually remembered how to do them as its been absolutely ages since I made a bobble, but it must be like riding a bike and I hadn't forgotten how to make them.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Happy 60th Birthday

I was on a roll this weekend. I had a few cards to make. Mum asked if I'd make her a 60th birthday card for a friends daughter. I got this idea from a gorgeous card done by Emma Lockley for Sketch Saturday. As soon as I saw the image I had to pester my friend Michele to order the Stampin up set for me. I think the rose stamp is just gorgeous. I haven't entered this into any challenges but was really pleased with the finished card so thought I'd share it.

Sketch & Stash Challenge 20

A lovely simple sketch from Sketch & Stash this time. Gave me the inspiration to make the attached wedding card. The image was Pink Petticoat "Happily ever after". My neglected stash was the ribbon I used. I bought that ribbon 4 yrs ago to decorate a friends wedding cake I made as a wedding present for her. Thought the ribbon would never get used again as I had to buy a roll of it, but now its coming in handy.

ABC Challenge - E is for Embossing

Your challenge gave me the opportunity to try my Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder. The image I used was a freebie from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Lookin for Clues" - she has some brilliant images to purchase as well and I'm hoping that Father Christmas is going to give me a Mo's voucher to spend lol.