Sunday, 26 February 2012

Only me!

Here I am! Back from yet another alien abduction! I know who'd believe it.... aliens here again and me being abducted again..... ~whistles~..... Or should I just confess to be manically busy? I actually like the sound of the aliens... I could write pages about that!

So to make up for it I'm sharing a stack of photos with you - I hope you don't nod off ;))

First up is my card for our new challenge at Totally Gorjuss This week our challenge is for something Yummy! So I've got these cute LOTV mice making cupcakes! We're sponsored this week by Craftwork Cards. I think their card stock is second to none. Its what I always reach for!

I've coloured them with Copics - it was super quick too, used some Basic Grey papers, WOC flowers, Doo Hickey swirls and some stash ribbon.

Something a touch arty.....

Now you've no doubt heard how clever parrots are? Yup these are mighty brainy birds! I mean Tinker even plays on the Ipod!

'Hold it still while I choose what I want to look at'

'Er lets try this one'

'Oh look if you aren't going to play properly I'll switch it off!'

Harry wasn't quite so impressed with the Ipod once she discovered she can't actually eat it. She sat and just contemplated what she was going to do next!

So while I've been blog missing, remember the aliens? I've not been absolutely idle. I've been doing quite a bit of sewing.

One of my projects is this cushion. I have to say I'm really chuffed with it. I love the pintucking! Even though it's quite boring to do ( a bit like quilting is!) Now I don't have a pintuck foot but you can do it with an ordinary foot. You just have to pick your spot and stick to it! The larger single pintucks were done with a 1/4" foot which was much easier. I even made the piping cord myself too! Again I didn't have a cording/piping foot, but you can do it with a zipper foot. Its just a bit fiddly. A cording/piping foot is next on my list!

Its a looong list!

Saturday, 11 February 2012



Did I make you jump? Yup 'tis little old moi back from the lost lands of the darkest t'internet! Well I've just been busy, mojo-less, and a bit off colour. Other than that fine lol

What about this horrible weather? Snow and then all this freezing cold weather? My little thermometer is showing -4 already! Now I know in some parts of the world that's almost warm.... but blimey its cold!

Anyway there's warmth aplenty over at Totally Gorjuss in fact Lurve is in the air! The new
challenge this week is simply LURVE! Well what else do you need to keep you warm?

So here's my card for it. I've used one the new Whoopsi Daisy images from the the new CD. Yup you can now get Whoopsi Daisy on a CD! It also comes with a range of backing papers too. The CD is available from the lovely Joanna Sheen's shop here There are stacks of images on there - suitable for every occasion and every age. There's images from it here

So I've coloured her with Copics and used some Basic Grey 'Sugar Rush' papers. A spot of kraft card, lace, flowers and a metal corner finished her off.

Oh here's the arty shot of the flowers!

Now recently we've had a very poorly kitty cat. Jasper has got big problems with his liver, common in older cats. He's 15 and has always been the local top dog in the cat world. We never had trouble with any other cats coming in our garden ;)) Well he's currently on medication and its a 'see how we go' thing. Now he's never been particularly cuddly.... He's now got a new bed. Its quite comfy a nice memory foam queen sized bed with fluffy bed linen......

Unfortunately he has to share it.... with me and the OM!