Tuesday, 31 July 2007


Well thank you to Kerrie (mwah) who has tagged me, I now have to tell you 7 random things about me.....
  1. I play sudoku every day when I first switch my pc on.
  2. I love rubber stamps
  3. I once had 18 guinea pigs and 4 rabbits most of which were rescues
  4. I think I have a make-up fetish... I have a draw FULL of make up and keep buying more :)
  5. I love 'Boy Bands'...Mcfly, Busted, etc, etc
  6. I used to go to the reading and Phoenix music fesivals every year (ooh the mud!!)
  7. I would love to have one of those trampolines that B&Q sell

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 other bloggers to do the same.... Unfortunatley I don't know any other bloggers that haven't already been tagged within the last week so I will have to leave it... for now. If I find any I will get them!!

Chipboard Embelishments

Well it's been a few days and I've not made any cards, but I have made some of these embelishments. I had a link from my friend Kerrie for this site Madscrappergirl where there are some really good tips. I didn't have any chipboard to hand but I did have some picture frame mount so used that. Basically you cut your board, add peel offs or rub ons then coat with a glaze, I used Anita's 3D clear gloss and leave to dry. I then tried cutting the board with my Big Shot and inking them before glazing. I'm very impressed with how these have turned out and they feel like the 'real' chipboard embelishments. I just need to work on getting the air bubbles out before it sets!!

Thursday, 26 July 2007

The missing pic

Here is my layout for murray, after searching for some decent pictures of him I gave up and took some new ones today. He's normally asleep during the day and out at night so the photo opportunities are rare!
I have used a layout by Lindsay Jane Designs they are so much easier to work with than starting from scratch.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Digital Scrapbooking

I have been playing with digital scrapbooking over the past fews days and here are the first 3 attempts, I still have one more cat to do!! I notice that most of my cat pictures feature them lazing about, they have such a hard life lol.
I have used templates for these, which is a great way to get started, and paint shop pro 8 which I have learned so much about recently. Templates by Misty Cato, Kate Hill and Andrea Gold

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Another one

Here is a card made with a Penny Black stamp called City Divine, I received this and another girlie stamp with my subscription to Beautiful Cards Magazine (worth almost the price of the sub I think!!)

Today's offerings

I have been playing with Bellas today, I had already stamped out the images and coloured them (along with many others) I just needed to turn them into cards :)
I am trying to tidy up around here lol it won't last. I had so much 'stuff' hanging about on my desk mainly stamped images but also bits of paper and a couple of ribbon bows that I was practising at the weekend and some gorgeous Bazzill Bling flowers that I received as part of a swap on a fantastic forum that I'm on.
I have managed to at least see my cutting mat now so I must be on the right track.
I am so in love with these ladies, the thought came to me the other day that they are like Barbie dolls for 'grown ups' You can dress them up in loads of pretty outfits - only limited by your imagination.
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Monday, 23 July 2007

I thought I would share a few of my recent cards with you, please bear with me I'm trying to get my head around posting here and googles picasa.
I'm off work at the moment with tonsillitis (just been signed off for a second week) so I have the perfect excuse for making a few cards and perfecting my blogging skills.

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New to this malarchy

Well this is my first blog, after reading many others over the last few months I decided to give it a go. It seemed like a good idea at the time, now that I'm sat here I'm not so sure :)