Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Va va vroom

I had a play with one of the new release digi stamps from DewDrop Craftz the other day and this is what I came up with. My first card uses the 2 Sketches challenge sketch which I flipped on it's side!

Materials: images - DewDrop Craftz, Promarkers, brads - Woodware, papers - K & Co, rub ons - from stash

Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My Pillow Boxes....

.....are featured on the Pink Petticoat blog as some of Liz's favourites from her recent competition  :) See my Pink Petticoat post


Secret Santa

Just look at my fabby prezzie I received from my Secret Santa.....such a clever Santa :) It is filled with ribbons, buttons, brads, gems, little bows and hand made Belgian choccies :)

Thank you so much is fab! The good thing about organizing the Secret Santa is that I know which clever lady made this and can say 'thank you' properly.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

I hope you have all had a good Christmas and Santa was kind to you. I was spoilt as usual but my only crafty prezzie, apart from my Secret Santa which I will photograph tomorrow and add to my blog, was a Fiskar's trimmer.

Today has been my dad's birthday and we all gathered at their house as we usually do on Boxing Day. Mum puts on a huge buffet (then we all end up taking stuff home :)) We took the chocolate fountain over this year and my neice's little boy who is 4 (it doesn't make me sound as old as if I put Great Nephew lol) thought it was wonderful and just stood licking chocolate of his 'stick'.....we couldn't persuade him to have anything to dip!

I had to get up early this morning to make dad's birthday cards as I just ran out of time in the run up to Christmas! So here are they.....

The photo is of my dad at 6 months and the ribbon is Flower of Scotland tartan. The card is from my stash.

This one was so quick and simple but I like it. The wording on the front was printed in word. I added the brads and mounted the panel onto blue paper and silver mirror card.....and that was that :)

I made mum a necklace and bracelet set for her birthday last year but didn't make her earrings to go with it (I thought I had) and she mentioned yesterday that she wasn't sure which ones went with it so I sat last night while I was watching Strictly and made these.........but that wasn't before I knocked my tidy tray off the side...and it just so happened to be full of gold seed beads!!

I forgot to pick them up this morning so they were still on my desk when we got back!

Have a wonderful 'rest of holiday'.
Take care

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Quick update

Well a lot has happened in my absence mostly due to the fact that I had a very poorly lap top (the most I could get from it was a white screen!!) and my workload has increased by about a million percent (well ok I suppose that's a bit of an exaggeration ;)) I've had a heck of a lot short notice orders which have kept me firmly on my bum but I'm not complaining lol.

Christmas is also a bit of a sad time again in Scruff's Corner. My uncle (Mum's brother)  was 80 yesterday and as I was sat on Monday making his birthday card when my mum rang me to tell me that his wife had died during the night. So we end this year as we started it.....with a funeral. We lost a Great Auntie before last Christmas and her funeral was on 3rd January. Auntie Doreen's is next Thursday :(

Now for a bit of good news.......I am one of nine runners up in the Papercraft Essentials Papercrafter of the Year......erm, I'm just a little more than thrilled :)

This is one of my cards from the comp

Materials: papers - My Mind's Eye, image - The Greeting Farm (digi), flowers - Prima, MS punch, silver mirror card, die cuts, 
gems and ribbon from my stash

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you are doing.

Take care xx

PS have you checked out the fab sale and challenge at DewDrop Craftz yet?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Challenge

Have you checked out the new challenge on the DewDrop Challenge Me blog ?

This is what Nikki has to say about it "The theme for this challenge is 'Love, Laugh, Live' - bring alive the excitement of life and all the good things that it brings.. So, feel free to interpret in anyway you can.. in any crafting creation.. whether it be a card, layout or altered project..

and here is my card 

 The daffodil on my card is from one of the digi stamp sets by Misty available in the DewDrop Craftz shop
There is also a 25% discount on the digis at the mo.....definitely worth having a look.