Monday, September 29, 2008

Megan's Princess Doll

Ok gonna back track a little here cause I forgot to show you this when I did it. For her Birthday Megan got a make it yourself doll from our friends Lucy, Richard, Amethyst and Jack. She has wanted one of these for the longest time and has been admiring the one that Amethyst had. So for her birthday Lucy got her one. She was over the moon. It was one of her many favorites. Actually I don't think she had anything that she didn't like.

Anyway she pestered for days to get me to make this for her so we finally took it out of the box on the third day of pestering and had a look at what was involved. It looked pretty straight forward mostly sticking no stitching. But with things like this that have step by step instructions I tend to get a little OCD and have to read each step at least 10 times before I commit to actually doing it. Needless to say due to this it took a couple of days to finish.

However with Megan's supervision and much under breath swearing (from me). Here is Megan proudly showing off her most prized possession.

Thanks for looking


Friday, September 26, 2008

Whiff of Joy DT Time + Candy

Why don't you pop on over to Michelle She has the cutest blog candy up for grabs right now.
I think I may have just scraped this one in just in time. The call for DT member has been for the last couple of weeks and ends today. You'll find the details over on Katherina's blog Unfortunately I have been super busy with other things that I will tell you about later. Anyway I sat down this morning and focused my energy on one thing instead of 10 and this is what I came up with. You had to pick your favorite Katharina sketch. That in itself was impossible cause they are all pretty fantastic. So I decided to just pick a recent one to run with. Still not 100% sure I like this card though.

Here is the sketch I chose:

And here is my card:
Cardstock is Old Olive and Espresso.
DP is Heidi Grace.
Image is Willow with Hot Chocolate from Whiff of Joy.
Ribbon is Chocolate chip satin.
Large brads are antique brass.
Cuttlebug folder distressed stripes
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Winner and Spotlight Candy

So before school this morning my Daughter Megan pulled a number out of a box and the number she picked was:


This belongs to Julie, She said:

Congrats, Nic! I have ya posted on my Blog...thanks so much for the chance!Hugs,Julie

Congratulations!! I will get that in the mail today as I have your address. Thanks so much to all of you that took part. I was hoping for a little bigger turn out but that's ok. Maybe next time. I hope you keep dropping by to see what I'm up to.


Now I just wanted to let you know about another awesome Blog Candy out there. This one is for a very good cause, in celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day and the awesome caregivers. The prize is enormous. Please pop over and see Cammie's Blog You have to make a card to enter for this candy and send it to someone you know who is a caregiver or to the address Cammie provided. Mine is finally finished.

I chose the color purple as it is the Alzheimer's charity colors. Cardstock is lovely lilac and elegant eggplant. The image is a tilda I just bought from my new found blogging friend Nikki I could not resist inking her up straight away. The ribbon I got in a ribbon share with Emily Giovanni a little while ago. Flower is from a stash my Mom sent me with a brad in the middle.

I know exactly who to send it to also as a very good friend of mine is a caregiver.

Thanks everyone


Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Blog Candy...

I have made it to 5,000 hits. I promised you candy and here it is. I have a mat stack, some 3D stickers and maybe a few extra surprises. If you would like a chance to win all I need from you is a mention on your blog about my candy. Try and spread the news so to speak and a comment here to let me know that you have done it. You have until Monday September 22nd. I will let my daughter pick the winner out of a hat seen as she is the birthday girl this month. I'm off to prepare for Ike.

Surprise No.1 here's a House Mouse stamp. This one is so cute I bought it twice.LOL.

I am going to keep this post at the top till the 22nd so please scroll down for new posts.

Thanks for coming by and good luck.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Silly Monkey DT Attempt

I have been blog hopping. I have such a large list that I try and go see these days. I don't think half of them are on my Inspiration list due to the fact that there are just so many of them. I really need to update my list for you guys. So that you can go see some of the awesome blogs out there right now. So many talented ladies, so little time.

Anyway on my usual hop I found out that Silly Monkey Crafts are looking for a new DT member. I loved the sketch that was provided and had the very image and sentiment pop straight into mind. So I thought I would try my luck and see what happens.

Here is the Sketch:

and here is my attempt at it:

I used Groovy Guava and Sage Shadow cardstock. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket. I found it in a little scrapbook store in Fredricksburg, TX. They had it reduced to .50c a sheet so I think I took all they had left which was 9 or 10 sheets. I also tried paper piecing for the first time ever. The DP is double sided so I used the alternate side for the umbrella. I then finished the card using Prima flowers attached with silver Brads.

Thanks for looking and wish me luck.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Megan Thankyou's 2008

Megan had lots of presents for her 6th birthday. Both from family and friends so I decided to make cards that could both be handed out and mailed internationally. For the hand out ones I went for small and simple. Making 3 x 3 inch cards for the ones that needed mailing I made my usual 4.2 x 5.5 inch card.

I started with Rose Red cardstock for the base of both cards.
I also used Soft Sky and very vanilla.
Ink was Rose red.
Vanilla Ribbon
I used my Cuttlebug with Thanks folder.(for larger card)
Scallop circle punch was used also 2 regular circle punches
Scallop Circle was mounted on dimensionals

Megan also got a make your own princess card kit from her Nanna and Grancha and wanted to use them to send thank yous to both sets of grandparents. Here are Megan's masterpieces. They are going in the mail tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everybody Shout...Blog Candy!

No not me at least not yet although I have made it to 5,000 hits so will be having one very soon. Keep your eyes here for a blog candy on friday.

This is for Suzanne's Blog. She is the Guest designer for whiff of joy stamps and thanks to Katharina she has a whiff of joy stamp and other goodies up for grabs. you just have to go check it out. Not just for the blog candy but also for the awesome cards she makes.

More Candy: Nikki is celebrating 20,000 hits with some High Hopes candy.

Karin has hit 10,000 and is also celebrating with blog candy.

Don't miss Sharon's awesome Blogaversary there's not just one blog candy up for grabs but many. Quick go see.

Speaking of Whiff of Joy. I got my new Willow stamps in the mail today. I hope I have time to play with them soon. I have so many projects stacking up there's just not enough time for everything.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Award Time

Joani, has surprised me once again and has given me another award. It is the Brillante Weblog award. I must pass this on to 5 women who's blogs I think are brilliant.

1. Kimmie at

2. Katharina at

3. Suzanne at

4. Gabby at

5. Rach at

I have a long list of blogs I wander on a regular basis but these are my current favorites next to the wonderful Joani herself who's blog I always enjoy visiting.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Papertake Charlie

During the rounds of blog hopping I spotted this week's Papertake Weekly sketch. It's one of Katharina's and she is also offering one of her latest stamps as a prize. The new selection of stamps went on sale on Wednesday and these ones are illustrated by Elisabeth Bell I don't have this stamp as funds meant I could only afford to get 2 stamps this time around and the sketch was very appealing so I thought I would try my luck and make a card for the challenge. I chose to make another Christmas card with a stamp from one of Katharina's other collections Charlotte and Charlie. I chose Charlie and his snowballs. I am trying to get ahead on my Christmas card making. Although Halloween cards are also calling my name. Someone please give me more time in my day.LOL

The cardstock is not quite navy, whisper white and soft sky. The DP is a double sided paper from Heidi Grace. The sentiment is from the SU set Coldplay. White ribbon was tied at the top. The image was colored using watercolor pencils and mounted on dimensionals. I have put a little glitter to highlight the snowballs. A fairly simple card but it makes a big impact. According to the big WOW I got when my husband saw it last night. I have to say it looks really nice IRL.

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dream Big

I wanted to make a card for my nephew who is getting his cap and gown this month. We are extremely proud of him and wish we could be there with him but unfortunately we are in Texas and he will be in Wales. So I wanted to make the card very special. I saw the sketch challenge posted by Julie on Joani's MSN group 'Cards Made By Hand' and it was instant inspiration.

I got out my Think Big set (I just love this set) and my Sketch an Event set and got busy. My cardstock for this card is real rust and night of navy. The ink is real rust and green galore. The DP is from BoBunny. The green is a textured cardstock. The hat is mounted on a dimensional and I finished the card with 2 black brads.

Thanks for looking