Sunday, 27 June 2010

...Now a Little bit of Sir Paul!

Look where I went tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm getting to be a right concert junkie - P!nk on Wednesday and Paul McCartney on Saturday!

(This is a pic of one of the large screens)

(and this one is just to show you we weren't quite as close as the above pics make it look!)

(He is on stage - honest!)

Of course, it was amazing - and he played for a full 2 and a half hours!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Just a hint of P!nk................

Well what a fab concert that was :)

Just thought I'd show you a piccy or 2 before I'm off to bed - haven't cropped them or anything yet mind!

...and if you're going to the Funhouse Tour don't look at the next ones or they'll spoil the surprise!

I'm off to bed now!
Nite, Nite!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

An Upload for a Friend

Just got time to add a card I've made before I have to go and get ready for what promises to be a FAB night tonight! My daughters and myself are off to see P!nk in concert tonight - we've been looking forward to it since I bought the tickets for a Christmas present!
Ceri drove past the venue at 10 this morning and there were already people queuing - gates don't open till 5 so I doubt very much the girls are going to get anywhere near enough for them! I'm happy at the back - you can still see and I'm the wrong side of 40 to worry about getting within eye-contact distance anymore! Loads are going from work so we'll find our own groups of friends there and meet afterwards! I'm sure I'll have some photo's for you tomorrow! (did you see my Take That pics from last year?)

Right, onto business!!!

Very often I take my Promarkers and some stamped images into work to do at lunch-time and sometimes my friend joins in! She coloured this gorgeous Miss Anya image months ago and wanted me to then make it into a card for her to give her best friend.

I'd like to enter this card into 2 challenges that I think it fits perfectly with....

Passion for Promarkers - Favorite Things
...and who doesn't love shopping with their Best Friend?

Saturday, 19 June 2010

A Challenge or Two!

Happy Saturday everyone :) Hope you're having a good weekend and taking advantage of all of the extra TV the fellas are watching! At least the World Cup gives us crafters a REASON to shut ourselves away ;)

Here's a card that I made at 'stupid O'clock' last night whilst waiting for the kiddie-winks to come home - Ben was the side of the bar that gives the money whilst Ceri was the other side taking it! 

I've used one of my new LOTV stamps that I've had for weeks now but had to mount it last night as I've not even opened them yet! Will sit down tonight and mount the rest I think!

I've used that fantastic invention 'sticky backed cork' for the backing and a few scraps of paper/card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and as they are sponsoring this weeks LOTV challenge I had to use them as my 'flowers' to go with this weeks sketch. I just hope my using them hasn't feminised the card too much - what do you think?
The punch is a new one from Martha Stewart - I REALLY need the other leafy one, I think it's called Branch, but I can never find it in stock anywhere :(

The gorgeous image is coloured with my trusty WC Pencils - I felt a washed out look would suit it better.

Do you like my photo 'backdrop'? Thought I'd try and get the Waterlily in the shot and then a few of our fish made an effort to get in too!

Right then, a couple of challenges to enter this card for....

Lili of the Valley - Sketch & Flowers

Raise the Bar - What a Special Guy!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Just in time???

I've just managed to finish this card and hope I'm not too late for the Simon Says Challenge this week!

This weeks challenge is a recipe of...

1x Image - Sarah Kay coloured with WC Pencils
2x Patterned papers - I've used DCWV Glitter stack. A pinky gingham look and the 'chocolate' page.
3x Embellishments - Ribbon, Charm & Pearl Brads.

I'd also like to enter this card into this week's Sketch & Stash Challenge.
My New/Unused stash is the image - I've had it coloured up for months and months!!!!!!!!

Hanglar Father's Day

I've coloured up some more of those gorgeous Hanglar Stanglar images that Maggie sent me!
I Sooooooooooo need some of these stamps!

I've used my Promarkers and an assortment of papers from DCWV, some Gem Stones card and some sticky backed cork!

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

I'd like to enter these cards into a few challenges.........

Card 1 - Charisma Cardz - Spots & Stripes

Card 2 - Allsorts - Buttons and/or Lace

Card 3 - Stampin For The Weekend - Summer/Travel....... I hope that cute Toy truck ticks the 'travel' box!

and as Stamptacular Sunday has a 'Tribute to Dads' challenge this week it could be 1, 2 or 3!!!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Brad's been for a haircut!!!

Brad, our Border Collie, has been feeling the heat in the nice weather we've seen glimpse's of over the last few weeks - so last week I booked him an appointment for a trim!

Here he is at 3 0'clock this afternoon.........

And here he is at 6 O'clock......

What do you think!

 It's taken years of him - he looks like a puppy again!
 I wonder...................................

The girl who did him said he was very good - I bet he loved all the fuss.
At least he should be a bit cooler, if we're lucky enough to have a Summer this year!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Hanglar Stanglar Wedding

Don't you just LOVE these Hanglar Stanglar images???

 I'm not lucky enough to own any of these stamps (yet!!!) but AM lucky enough to have a great crafting buddy who sent me a RAK of some images - thanks Maggie :)

I've used my Promarkers to colour the gorgeous couple and highlighted them with Anita's 3d Gloss.

And I'm sure you don't need telling but this card was for the couple whose Wedding Staionery is below.

I'd like to enter this card in this weeks Stamptacular Sunday challenge which is 'I Do, I Do, I Do'

Monday, 7 June 2010

Wedding Stationery - at last!!!!!

Here it is folks - one of  the Wedding Stationery sets that I've been doing for the last few months!

As the Wedding was today I can now show it to you :)

I hope you feel it worth the wait!

As you can see the theme was Butterflies.

The Day Invites and Order of Service have clear holographic butterflies on acetate that are sitting on swirl embossed matts layered onto silver mirri board.
The Evening Invites have the same butterflies backed with coloured GemStones card sitting directly onto the invite.
The Day and Evening Invites have front panels cut with one of the Nestie labels.
The Place cards had each guest's name and a clear butterfly for the men and a pink one for the ladies.
The Menus have a 'flight trail' of glitter glue.

Hope you like them :)

Golden Weddings ......................x4!

I had an order last week for 4x Golden Wedding Anniversary cards - all for the same lady.
She is the mum of a girl I work with and has quite a few cards off me :)

I used Penny Black Stickeroo's for the images and made the sentiments on the PC following a fab tutorial by Natalie (I think! Will off to find the link now).





There are a couple of challenges I'd like to enter a couple of these cards for....

Pollycraft - Ribbon & Bling (all fo them have some but card 4 the most!)

Penny Black Saturday - Swirls (card 4 has gem swirls and CB embossed swirls)


Sunday, 6 June 2010

True's Mega Candy!

Pop over to True's Blog - send her some love and enter her MEGA Candy!!!

WOW Look at this WOJ Candy!

Pop over to Katharina's Blog to find out more!

Rubber Stamps for Sale

Follow the link from my Crafty Stash For Sale blog to see my latest items listed on e-bay

HELP Fellow Docrafters!!!

Those of you who know me from Docrafts know that every month I arrange the Friendship Card Swap. Well I have a problem!
I can't post on DC!!!! I'm getting that stupid 'Glitter in the system' message :(
The Partners List is all ready to type out - but I can't get on there! I have PM'd a couple of people asking them to post an explanation for me - but I don't know if they are getting through!!!

If you are a member of DC can you just assure everyone I've not forgotten and I'm sorry the Partners List will be late this month - in almost 3 years of doing this each month, I've only ever once posted the list 1 day late - June's list is now 3 days late :(

As soon as I can get on I will,