Tuesday, 31 March 2009

My Birthday haul from The Glitterpot

Here it is! This is all the lovely craft goodies my hubby bought me from the Glitterpot on Saturday. I had such a great time, looking through the shop at all the lovely goodies and the ladies there are so friendly and helpful.

I was walking around, putting things in my basket, waiting for Kevin to say 'stop' but as you can see I had to wait a while! I couldn't believe all the stuff he bought me. I was thoroughly spoilt!
I ended up with 20 Doodlebug papers, 5 Tildas, 3 Penny Blacks, 3 paper pads, fancy corners embossing folders for my cuttlebug and the distressed stripes embossing folder and some adhesive pearls. Didn't I do well!

My God-daughter Demi came round and gave me this lovely big block of choccie (which I still haven't eaten yet!) and Kevin laughed and rolled his eyes when I said ' ooh look at that brown ribbon - that's going on a card' Well, we crafters do think like that don't we!
Well, I hope you like all my goodies, I just don't know what I'm going to use first!
Take care and thanks for looking
Love Michele xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

YAY - My punch has arrived!!

Hello, hope you are all well.
I'm so excited today as my new Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch arrived today and I can't wait to have a play! And, I ordered 3 of the Gorjuss Girls stamps (as a birthday treat to myself) so will be sitting on the doorstep waiting for postie everyday next week!
On Saturday Kevin is taking me to the Glitterpot for my birthday, but if I keep ordering at this rate I'm not going to have any money left to spend! lol I'm really looking forward to it though and have a wish list as long as my arm!
Also, I'm still trying to get a new camera after mine was stolen in the burglary. I really want the same one, but am having trouble finding one. It's so frustrating not being able to take photos of my cards and my scanner is broke, so I can't even use that, but hopefully I'll get a camera soon. My Son said I could use his, but it is still at his girlfriends! (Memory like a sieve that one!)
Off for a quick blog hop now before I go out.
Take care,
Love Michele xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Been neglecting my blog!

Hello, It's such a lovely day today, it is so nice to see the sun again!
I haven't had much time to blog recently, I have had so many cards to make and such little time to do them in that my poor blog has been neglected. And to top it all, on Tuesday we were burgled! They didn't take much thankfully because I disturbed them, but it's a horrible feeling to think someone has been in your home going thru all your things.
Anyway, I will hopefully get time to come and look at all your blogs later and catch up with all your lovely cards and maybe get a couple done myself!
Take care
Michele x

Friday, 6 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #2

This is the sketch for this weeks Truly Scrumptious Challenge. I do enjoy these sketches, they make life so much easier and to make it more interesting they have an added element this week which is using handmade buttons.

I made my card using Basic Grey papers again as I really love the colours of these ones and the image is 'Tilda with Bird' which I always seem to colour in Green for some reason. I think this is the third time I have used her and coloured her the same colours, but I think she suits them. I have also substituted the bird for a butterfly.

My homemade buttons are just punched circles, with two holes punched in the centre and threaded, I layered approx 3/4 circles on top of each other to make them thicker, although you wouldn't know it from the photo!

Everything else is from my stash.
Thank you for looking.
Michele xxxxx

Thursday, 5 March 2009

An Award!

I have been given this lovely award by Kay, thank you so much for thinking of me Kay, I love to get awards. Kay hasn't had her blog very long, but it is already looking fab, so pop over and take a look.

The rules are that I must pass it on to 10 people, but most of the blogs I follow already seem to have had this one, so I will pass it on to my followers who haven't had it yet. This is for you.
Thanks again Kay.
Will be back tomorrow with my Truly Scrumptious card.
Michele xxxxxxx

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Two Challenge in One Card!

I've had loads of time to craft this last week as hubby has been on nights, so he is out all night and sleeps all day! I only see him at feeding times! lol. He still likes to see what I have been making though and he liked this card I have made combining two challenges. The first one is the Papertake Weekly challenge, which is another one of Dawnys fab sketches and the other is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge #38.

I really like this image and don't use it as often as I could and I really liked working with this sketch. I have used papers from HOTP, image is Penny Black 'Aftermath!' coloured with watercolour pencils. Sentiment is Anita's and everything else is from my stash.
Thank you for looking.
Michele x
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