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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Its a surprise birthday!

Over at TTPH its the Boss lady Anitas birthday  We got together to surprise her with her own 'Happy Birthday' blog hop!

Here's the card I've sent her


I love these lush images from the uber talented Megan Suarez of Dili Beans - I long to have pink hair....  Coloured as always with Copics and almost the last bit of my Basic Grey 'Scarlets Letter'  Though I 'think' you can get this as a digi now.  Might have investigate that properly;)

The next stop for you Anita is Debs blog

I hope you have a lovely day.

Ooh thought I'd best edit this - seems I've been kicked off 'The Team' - it would have been to have been afforded the courtesy don't you think?  And all because I discussed signing DT Rules.... the DT rules were longer than a job contract!

So heyho - no more aggro from TTPH!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Do you ever?

Do you ever get those time when you're laying all snuggly and warm in your bed and all of a sudden you get that 'ping' in your head?  You know the one that says 'wake up' no sleep for you yet?  Then while you're laying there thinking I can beat this pinger and I will go to sleep.... well here I am.... awake.  Then I got to thinking as I listened to he rain lashing against the windows and could hear the trees creaking and bending in some really really strong winds (again) about my beautiful beautiful babies.  Nothing new there I think of them all the time... breaks my heart.  I can see them in my mind just as clear as if they were next to me right now.  I close my eyes and I can feel the softness of their feathers against my skin, the smell of them sweet and musky and slightly flowery from my lovely Polly and stronger from my funny little Tinker.  Then quite pongy when they were wet and wanted to rub themselves dry in my hair.  I can see Polly asleep on her back in her little snuggle hut, little squeaks while she had little caiquey dreams, who knows what her dreams were.  Tinker on his bed perch head tucked back under his wing on one leg ready to sleep, one eye open as if to say 'leave me alone now' and I did.  Do you ever look at your pets and wonder what they dream of?  I mean do they dream in the way we do?  I'm fairly sure that if they do dream my babies would not have been dreaming of the nightmare they were to endure.

See we went on holiday and took them to a holiday home,  (who we'd used previously who I thought was my friend) a carer if you will which turned out to be the start of theirs and out nightmares.  See whilst they were there they were allowed to escape... and that's where the bad stuff for us all began,  We cut short our holiday when we found out - on the internet I might add - and came to look.

We searched high and low and low and high.  Chased every little lead we had... and nothing.  Somewhere out there are my beautiful babies.  Except now as the wind blows and the rain lashes down I think they're looking down on us from Rainbow Bridge.  And I miss them.  I miss them so so much it hurts.  Physically it hurts me, us we all miss them.  And its a pain a big black pain in my heart.  See now I wonder about those dreams they had - did they dream of feeling the wind under their wings?  Flying without having to turn round at the bottom of the hall?  See if they did I reckon that dream to them would be a nightmare.  They'd have been outside all alone, scared in that big world that they didn't know anything about.  Because I don't think they stayed together either.  My beautiful babies out in the world bad enough but out there on their own, even worse.

So I'm going to indulge myself and share their pictures, after all thats all I have left to share.  Their images and memories though will stay in my heart forever.  The other thing that will stay with me forever is the guilt.. yes I took them to the holiday home, I chose her, and she told me she'd look after 
them.

Only thing is now there's no one looking after them.












And that makes me feel like the worst pet owner in the world ever.  I failed them, totally and absolutely.

So to my beautiful babies Tinker and Polly I'm so sorry for what I did, I hope wherever you are your dreams are happy ones and I did try and find you, I'll never stop looking.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Eeek be quick!

Well my last market of the year is over - yeehar!  I'm sick to the back teeth of mince pies, I mean what do people do with them all?  They're up there with devil food for me, I mean they nasty currants, raisins and stuff in... they do smell nice when they're cooked though.  Bt eat one?  Never!

So seeing as the last market is over and done with that means I can (finally) start thinking about some preparations of my own.  Hey who needs to be early?

So I made a few quick cards - minimal stamping and some die cutting.  Idea came from my buddy Pops.  Over at Totally Gorjuss the theme is quick cards so....




The snowflake paper is donkeys years old,  I also die cut a circle out of white card and tore it to make the snow, die cut a variety of Doo-Hickey trees, sprinkled with Frantage glued and stamped a sentiment.  And that was that!  Super quick and not like my usual efforts.

I've entered them in the following challenges;

Crafty Calendar - cold and frosty

Allsorts - brown with blue

A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas

Alphabet Challenge - W for Winter

Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Monday, 16 December 2013

Penny Black

Well howdy there folks c'est moi! Time for another challenge over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. This week our sponsor is penny Black and the theme is Christmas because apparently its soon....

 The winner will get these babies all for themselves!




Aren't they fabulous?  Heart stamps are useful all year  and slapstick stamps are great!  So.....

Well I had a dig round my meagre stamp selection and found this old favourite.  For a change I used my promarkers.


I think the papers are Papermania or maybe Docrafts... A bit hard to tell as the cover is missing from the pad!  A little twine, an embossed snowflake and a couple of swishes of glitter glue and voila!

This week we've teamed up with the Penny Black DT and they're showcasing on TTPH too.

I've entered into the following challenges;

Avenue 613 - Anything goes

Cheery Lynn Designs - anything goes

Glitter and Sparkle - green and red colours

Allsorts - Snowflakes

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas

Pop over and check my teamies makes and the luscious samples from the Penny Black girls too!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Its all pink and purples!

Well howdy there reader - ;)  I hope yo've all got hatches battened down... the weather says its going to snow!  And remember folks ME NO LIKEY! We're back from a week in the sun which was lovely... trouble is I think its made it feel twice a bloody cold!

So its a new challenge over at Through The Purple Haze this week we want to see lots of pinks and purples on your creations.  The sponsor is Sassy Studios - digis for the winner!

I've used this little cutie


So seeing as the brief was to use lots of pinks.... well I went for it!  Get that pink hair, I managed to sneak in a spot of purple too, that teeny bikini!

I used some different pinks for her hair - you know how you have the 'go to' shades?  Well this time I opted for RV13, RV23 RV21 and RV00 and I kind of like the way it turned out.

I'm entereing her into the following challenges

Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Anything goes

One stitch at a time - Anything goes

Di's digi designs - girly

Monday, 4 November 2013

A new challenge at TTPH

Howdy!  Wow its flipping cold!  After all the wet and windy lately some cold is the icing on the cake!  Well we've got a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze this week its a team challenge - so both teams make and you get to vote on who's creation you like best....


I was given this beauty to use - isn't she gorgeous?  I'd LOVE hair like that!  Instead of a card I used her in this notebook.  I though as there was so much detail in her that it required minimal frippery.  Coloured of course with Copics.

She's been entered into the following challenges;

All Crafts challenge - anything but a card

Craft it Up - anything goes

Crafty Blogger Network - Christmas

Created with love challenges - Christmas reds

Monday, 28 October 2013

A Crafty sentiment cutie

Howdy there folks - its a new challenge over at Through the Purple Haze Where has the time gone to in between?  Heck it'll soon be the C word time.... though that's ages away surely?....

So I got this little cutie from Crafty Sentiments - isn't she lovely?  She was coloured with Copics (what else lol) and out came a new die or two and new papers!  Well paper in the singular actually.  One of the new Lili of the Valley Nitwit pads.  Love the blue and kraft.



I die cut a Whimsy snowflake and a LOTV sentiment and she was done!

Our nice easy theme this week is 'For the Girls' -  you're all aware I only do easy.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and the winner will get 3 free digis of their choice, it would be hard to choose 3... I want loads!

Popover to the blog and check out my teamies makes - they're fabulous!