Thursday, April 29, 2010

Passion for Promarkers

The laptop saga continues....I ordered one yesterday from Amazon and paid for the guaranteed next day delivery which meant it would have been here by one o'clock today....Wrong! It could now be here between tomorrow and 3rd May! I do, however have my hard drive as an external drive so at least I have all my work, accounts etc which is a huge relief. I appear to have lost my fonts though, which I've spent a fortune on! It's not the end of the world...I can start collecting again ;)

Today has also seen mum and dad moving into the bungalow so I have been dad sitting :) He would have been sat on his own all morning and got in the way all afternoon so yesterday he decided he was coming over here lol.

So onto the challenge on the PfP challenge blog. It's Michelle's turn to set the challenge and she gave us a lovely sketch to work with. I've made two cards to this sketch but the first one doesn't count as I had forgotten that the flowers had to be handmade lol

Card no 1 (for my mum and dad)
Pink Petticoat image coloured with Promarkers, paper is from an old Papermania pad, flowers are Prima and everything else is from my stash.

The real card lol
Another Pink Petticoat image coloured with Promarkers, papers from scrap stash but include K & Co and everything else is from my stash again.
Thanks for looking, have a good evening.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good news, bad news

The bad news is that my poor lap top is no more, apparently I have a 'fried motherboard!' Should that be eaten with chips and salad? lol I now need to buy another new machine.

The good news is that the lovely man has managed to salvage my hard drive and is turning it into an external hard drive(!) The bit I really understood was that he has saved all my work, accounts etc so I am a sort of happy bunny. The other good news is that my dad has his stitches out tomorrow and on Thursday they move into the bungalow.

The other other good news is that it's time for another one of Dawn's fabby sketches on the Inpirational blog This week we have been sponsored by Some Odd Girl who is offering three free digis to the winner.

My image was coloured with Promarkers, the charm and brads are from my stash and the paper is a download but I can't tell you where it's from as the details are on my lap top!

Right, back to work for now, back soon and tfl :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rosie-Dee's reveal

Yes, it's that time show the our challenge projects and to remind you that there is still time for you to enter our prize challenge.

Lyn's theme is St Georges Day or 'just red and white' and I chose the latter.

The sentiment is a rub on from DCWV stack that I've had for year (and keep losing then finding :)), the flower is made using a Stampin Up punch and a piece of card candy from Craftwork Cards the punched border is made with the new MS punch I bought in New York last month and everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create.

I'm hoping to have some news on my lap top tomorrow.....if they can't repair it but can just get all my work etc off it it will be a bonus. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Inspirational Card Sketches

I have major lap top problems at the moment, DH has just taken it to the Lap Top Hospital in the hope that they can do something with it that isn't going to cost as much as a new one! Even worse is that all my contacts, work, accounts, passwords, in fact just about the whole of my life is stored on that blooming machine and I can't access any of it. I'm using DH's pc at the moment and he has managed to access my email account through my business server but I can only view new emails, I can't go back and reply to any of the ones in my inbox and I can't access my address book. Consequently I can't send any emails unless it's using the reply facility :( If you have emailed me and I haven't replied then please email me again then I should be able to reply to you. My other bad news is that the parcel I sent to The Kids Co last week has been returned to me as the lady who it was addressed to is stuck in France because of the ash cloud!! As soon as I know that she is back on British soil I shall resend it. So I am sitting tight this morning waiting for my third pice of bad luck to happen then the good news can start pouring in :) I have had one bit of good news though.....My friend Andrea is winging her way back from New York as I type. They should have come back last Thursday but got slightly held up for some reason ;) So onto my card.....

This week the Design Team have been sponsored by Becca from Pixels To Print. Becca is offering the winner of this challenge 4 digi images of the winner choice.

Materials: image - Pixels to Print, paper - Brenda Pinnick, Page Frill - Doodlebug, MS Punch, Prima Flowers 

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Passion for...

 Promarkers and Mrs B's sketches :))

So, the challenge on the PfP blog this week is “in the garden - i.e. things you may see in the garden - flowers, vegetables or even a garden shed, it’s entirely up to you, as long as you colour your image with promarkers you will be in with a chance of winning our prize."

Kathy's sketch for April looks like this
Materials : image - Fred She Said freebie coloured with Promarkers, paper - Bloom and Grow, My Mind's Eye,
rub on sentiment - MSE, Gems - Papermania, grosgrain ribbon - Ribbon Oasis


Wedding fayres

Just thought I would let you know that I am still around! We have finished decorating the bungalow apart from the odd touch up once the furniture is in. My brother is in the process of fitting a new kitchen so as there isn't anything for me to do I have the day (well most of it) off to catch up with some of my work. I'm going over this evening with DH.....he is putting the curtain rails and blinds up and I'm going to vacuum through and wash the floors ready for the carpets being fitted tomorrow. They're not moving in until next Thursday as Dad has his stitches and clips out on Wednesday and he wants to stay with the nurse who has dressed it etc.

So, in between all this I've done a couple of wedding fayre and made some DT cards and made a necklace and........not done any hw though lol.

 This picture is of last week's table, I haven't taken this week's off the camera yet.
Thanks for looking, back soon.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Red and white

April has been Lyn's month to set the challenge on Rosie-Dee's blog and for her final challenge this time she has chosen the theme of
Red and White for St George
With 23rd April being St George's day, what better theme or colour combination to use?
Here is a sneaky peek of my card
Why not pop over and take a look at the DT cards and join in with us this week?
Thanks for looking

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog award

All of us on the Rosie Dee DT received this award from our lovely team mate Mervi the other day

Thank you so much Mervi, it is much appreciated. I shall be back later to pass it on as I have a 10 o'clock appointment then it's off down to mater and pater's new bungalow to throw some more paint about :)
See you later.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Inspirational Card Sketches

New week, new sketch. This week we are sponsored by PaperMom

 and Cassandra, the owner, is offering the winner three images of their cool is that.

So onto the sketch and my card
Materials: Image and sentiment-PaperMom, promarkers, paper-K & Co, 
scalloped card blank- Craftwork Cards.

We would love it if you joined in with us :) If you do then please leave us a link to your work so we can come over and say thank you. Also, don't forget to hop over and see the fab cards my very talented team mates have created.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mini albums

Last week's work included two mini albums and boxes measuring 6 x 6" (one 60th birthday and a golden wedding anniversary) and a guest book so this post will be picture heavy :). 

and now, the guest book
Materials used: image-Hibiscus decoupage by Jak Heath, assorted paper offcuts including Pink Petticoat and K & Co, all ribbons from Ribbon Oasis, Prima flowers and everything else from stash.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Secret Crafter

have Get Well cards as their subject this week which is very handy as my dad isn't well :) He had a hip replacement on Wednesday and this is the card I made him

 The sketch is from Papertake Weekly, papers are from my box of bits and pieces and the images were sent to me by a friend so I'm not sure where it came from. It made him smile anyway :)
Thanks for looking :)

The big reveal

......of the DT work for Rosie Dee's. I can't believe it's already a week since I last blogged, I'm sure someone is stealing my time! lol I've been at a wedding fayre all day today and am shattered but I am about to go and see my poorly daddy in hospital. He was hoping to be out tomorrow but that isn't going to happen as his consultant has arranged for the heart team to pay him a visit, not good :( card! The theme for this fortnight is "Blessings" and was set by Lyn

The papers are from Pink Petticoat, the image is a card sticker from Doodlebug,sentiment is from a sticker sheet by MAMBI, ribbon and buttons from stash. Please take the time to join us and don't forget that there is a fabulous Basic Grey stamp set on offer fof the winner.

Sunday, April 04, 2010


Challenges this month are set by Lyn and she has chosen the subject of BlessingsThere is also a prize this month which has been donated by Lyn and the lucky winner will receive this lovely set of stamps from Basic Grey

 and now for a sneaky peek of my card.

 You can choose any subject you wish and we can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't forget to link back to us so we can come and visit your blog :)

Happy Easter!

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter Sunday with your loved ones and I know that it is the true meaning of Easter but I hope there is lots of chocolate involved :))

I've just been and collected a load of cushions (haven't counted them yet) from a lovely lady from Freecycle in the hope that my friend Nicki in Switzerland can use them for her cushion projects for vulnerable children. I will photograph them later to add to my 'Wrap Up A Kiddie' page.
In the meantime, I made a card for DH to take to the wedding last night where he was working.

The lovely cutie image is available as a download from DewDrop Digiz Shop. I coloured the image with Promarkers, the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat and the ribbons etc are from my stash.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Rosie Dee's

I know this is terribly late but Rosie sent me the instructions on how to schedule a post for last Sunday and I deleted the email by mistake and I have been so busy since we got back that it slipped my mind. However, I think I am now back on track :)

This week was the last of Brenda's challenges for a while (as Lyn takes over for April) and for this challenge she chose another Spring theme, but this time using the colour combo of Green, YellowWhite, which are perfect Spring colours. And so to my reveal
The image is from The Digistamp Boutique and is coloured with Promarkers, papers are magazine freebies and everything else is from my stash. You still have a couple of days to join in with this challenge before the new one goes live on Sunday.


Dawn's sketches (at the Inspirational Card Sketch blog) are brilliant to follow and are equally as good when turned or flipped for a completely different look.Here is my challenge card from Tuesday

 Papers are from my scrap box, image is from DewDrop Digiz. She has been coloured with Promarkers and her wins are filled wth Glamour Dust, rub on, flower etc were all from my stash.

Don't forget to pop over and see the rest of the DT cards, they are lovely. We'd also love for you to join in with us and drop us a note so we can come and see your project :)


We got back from New York on Tuesday evening and I have felt dreadful since. I have a lousy head cold and a hacking cough which seems to be my souvenir from The Big Apple (still I suppose it will last longer than the '10 for $10 Tshirts we saw all over lol) Seriously though we had a fab time and it was lovely not to have been in a rush this year as we were last March. DD2 managed to get her prom dress in Macy's and a pair of Ugg boots that she had had her eye on for a while so we had one rather happy teen which made for a happier holiday. DH bought me some new Crocs(!).....I now have five pairs of real ones and a pair of fakes (for gardening) and they are all different styles.

 Edited for Rosie with the back view of the shoe :)
These are my 'wedding fayre' Crocs to wear with my suit! I have three to do in April so will be on my feet all day and need to be comfortable.

Now as per usual, I'm playing catch up. I am desperately trying to get through my 404 emails and 23 phone messages and I have loads of work leading up to us going away which I didn't have time to show. But right now it's bed time and I will be back in the morning with my (very late) DT cards from early this week. I managed to get them done and in before we went away but couldn't figure how to schedule a post..dur!!
TFL xx