Sunday, 29 August 2010

The Wedding......

At last, I don't have to think of Wedding Stationery 24/ niece's wedding was yesterday! It all went perfectly - and even the sun came for the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've got to sort through the photo's properly to get the right stationery pics but here's a few for tasters!

There are other pieces too! I'll add the details when I show them all properly!

Off to do a bit more H*******K before I start the Nappy Cake I want to take to my sister for my brand new niece tomorrow!!!!!!!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Back from Hols!!!

Hi all,

I've been so lost the last week without my blogging fix! I did take my laptop and a 'Dongle' to keep updated on everything whilst I was away but it didn't work out quite as I'd expected!

The nice man in the phone shop told me £10 pay-as-you-go on a dongle gives 1 Mega-giggle-pixie thingy of Internet and on average, that would give 1 hour of 'normal' web-browsing every day for a month :)

Got to the caravan Sunday evening - set everything up and did some hopping - great. Monday morning I logged on to check out some places to visit and just as I'd finished checking the train times to Barmouth my screen was rudely interrupted with a .....'You have no available data' message!!!!!..... OMG I'd used one months allowance in less that 12 hours! Obviously 'normal' browsing doesn't include blogs with all of those fabulous pictures!!! .....Either that or someone else on the site had hacked into my dongle! I don't think I was 'dongle-hacked' tho - I did do quite a bit of hopping on the Sunday night as I always have the '1st night away insomnia'! As much as I was tempted to 'top-up' my dongle I didn't give in - I would have ended up spending more on Internet whilst on holiday than I did on  Latte's and Mocha's otherwise!!!

I've got a busy week ahead with the last of the Wedding orders ( I've had another enquiry for next year!), so wont be around much - but I promise September will be a 'Carol's Colossal Challenge Card Catch-up'! I'm going to get as many done as I physically can!!!

As a little close I thought I'd share a photo or 2 I took whilst away.....

The view from our caravan
This was taken outside but the huge bay window of the caravan is the best place to spend a few hours!

Friday 20th Aug sunset - I was up to my knees in the water, WITH my trousers on I must add....................
Well I couldn't get the waves crashing into the posts whilst still dry!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Advice Please.........Photo Tents???

Hi All,

Hope your weekend is starting well. I've not got a card today - not had one for quite a few days.......Wedding Number 3 is creeping ever closer so that is taking priority at the moment.

However I am after some advice from all of you wonderful crafters.

Photo Tents!!!!

Photos look so much more professional when they're used that I feel I need one! But, I'm not willing to spend the prices I've found them at!

I've found a few sites with 'DIY tents' the best one so far being......

But I just want to know whether any of you have any ideas or links you'd like to share with me?

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Risque - or is that 'Risky'!

Cor Blimey Madame! What do you think about this then???

If you've not yet seen this Digi delight her name is 'Allora Von D' and she is from Kenny K's new Gothic Angel range - I saw them a few days ago and had to buy some - I was very good and only got 5!

It was hubby's birthday yesterday so this seemed ideal - and I must be honest, he's never taken as much interest in any other card I've made him before!

I coloured her with my Promarkers rather than WColours as I felt a 'depth' of colour was needed. The black starry backing is some packaging card!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges....

Kenny K's - On The Dark Side (make sure you pop over and check out the blog hop!)

Simon Says Challenge - 'Sing it Baby' (a song that get's stuck in your head!) "Hot Stuff" from The Full Monty!

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Out of This World........something you are not going to see in the real world (and unfortunately my hubby wont be seeing a fishnet clad diva in his world as long as I'm still in it!!!)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

I've Been Playing Again :)

....and at last used one if my many unused stamps - why, oh why, do I feel the NEED to buy them as soon as they are released and then don't get around to making a card with them for months!!! tut tut!

This is the gorgeous Charlotte from WOJ - she is a delight to colour. I've used my Promarkers and distressed around the edges with some Dist-inks.

The backing (and larger flower) are a paper that I got from my local craft shop - it's a paper with a sort of 'flocked suede' type coating - it feels like brushed suede (well sort of!).

A few challenges I'd like to enter this card for...

Whiff of Joy - Fuzz!

Craftalicious - Own Flowers (does it count that punched a few petals and made them into a large flower?)

Ellephantastic - Distressing (around the edge of the image)

Dutch Dare  - Anything Goes

Here's Wedding Number 2..........

I was only asked a few weeks ago to do these pieces - the Groom works in the same place as me and didn't realise I did Weddings till he heard me speaking to someone. He told me they were having problems finding a Table Plan. I gave him some samples of my work to take home and they came to see me the following week.

I ended up doing The Table Plan, Menus, Menu Choices (a reminder to guests of what they'd ordered), Name Cards and Table Names. I didn't photograph the Table Names as they were quite simply double-side printed A5.

Please excuse the photo of the Table Plan - they look stunning done on a mirror - but are a nightmare to photograph! It's the happy couple you can see!!!!

They are a big rugby couple and wanted to get a rugby theme in somewhere alongside the butterflies - so decided on calling the tables after rugby positions!

Here's the rest....

Now I can spend a week or 2 'playing', catching up with some challenges and doing some 'lazy' crafting before I have to knuckle down to tackle the last leg of my nieces stationery!!!