Welcome to my blog on a very dreary and wet Wednesday.....where is Summer??????
It is my Husbands birthday today, so I have his card to show you. He and my Son have recently got quite into fishing...hence the theme. His pressies were all fishing related too.
Ok.....where's the picture I hear you cry??? Well blame Mr Blogger......is it just me, or have there been loads of problems lately?? I cant get the picture to load into the page....I get the little spinny circles (technical!) to try to fool me into thinking it is thinking about doing something....but nothing.
I shall do the British thing and carry on regardless! (an come back and edit the post another day).
Hopefully others will have had better luck and there will be something worth looking at if you head over to Julias Blog

Quirky Crafts Challenge 13- Lyn's Recipe

New challenge time again!
It's Lyn's turn this time and she has given us a recipe to follow. This is new to me, not worked to a recipe before, but its cool. At first I thought we had to include everything and I thought I would end up with a right mess, but the girls soon put me straight. Her is her recipe

And here is my card
I have managed to use 5 sections of the recipe. There is my digi stamp of course, from Robyn's Fetish, who have very kindly sponsored the challenge along with Crafty Ribbons. I have lace, I have used coffee and cream colours, 3 backing papers (the third is printed onto the mat with the stamp), and I have 5 flowers. What do you mean I can't count???? Two flowers on the card.....and three on the cup!
Come on over to the challenge blog and let us see your entry....you might win some stamps or ribbons.


Good Afternoon Everyone,

I tried to post this morning...but Blogger wouldn't let me. Any one else having trouble lately? Even now things are not right...my signature seems to have disappeared!
Any way, I will continue and see if I can get to the end and post. Apologies for missing the last couple of weeks, been rushed off my feet. On to business:-
My desk today.
I had a birthday card to do, which needs to be in the post tomorrow...nothing like leaving it to the last minute! I have also been working on my design team contribution for the next Quirky Crafts Challenge which I obviously can't let you see, so that is hidden under the very masculine black paper. Sorry about that, but the girls wouldn't like it! Heres a closer shot of the birthday card though...
Just a simple one for my cousin. If you like the easel, I made it from a template available at Cardmaking Paradise (see side bar). I am working with Sara to help re-organise the templates on the site. I have been using her site for years and have still come across templates I didn't know she had there.
Please pop over to Julia's blog to see loads of other workdesks preserved for prosperity today.....or just to have a good nosey around.
Please Mr Blogger...let this post?????

Quirky Crafts Challenge 12- Under The Sea

It's my turn to set the challenge again...already!!! Where does the time go. I thought I would go easy on everyone this time and not specify a card design, so entrants can make anything they want....as long as it fits the theme Under The Sea. We are sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo this time. So we are sure of a nice prize for our winner. Check out the store!

So this challenge make happens to coincide with a request from my Mum to make a card for her to send to my niece, who will soon be 3 years old.....We were given some lovely stamps to work with from Digital Delights. Here is what I came up with:-
I printed out the lovely mermaid stamp onto white card, coloured with promarkers and marvy pens and then used a diamond glaze on the mermaid body to make her shiny and wet looking. After fixing her to the front of the card I cut around her so she looks as though she is sitting on a rock. I stuck some sea backing paper to the inside of the card. My favourite bit is the clam shell....he looks sooooo cross!
Hope you like it.
Come on over to the Quirky Crafts Blog and show us your entry!