Sunday 29 November 2009

At the hop!

Brrrrr Bloggettes! Its mighty cold and wet! In short H O R R I D!!!

So what do I have for you today? Well its the Cute Daisy May blog hop! Our first ever blog hop! I do hope you'll join in and play with us.

So to begin the hop you should start at Beccy's blog you need to note down the letter on her blog. Follow to the next blog etc etc. There's also candy up for grabs on each blog too. So to be in with a chance of winning that candy you need to leave a comment on that blog - see easy huh?

You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog - I hope you wrote down her letter... ;))

So here's my card for this week, little Daisy is hanging her stacking ready for Santa. I've coloured her with distress inks and H2O's.

So my letter is the letter N Now you need to head over to Cute Daisy May and leave a comment don't post the answer in your comment though!

The next step is on there for you.

Theres a prize on offer there too.

Remember you have to be in it to win it!

Friday 27 November 2009

Not a card and DT news

Hi there Bloggettes - crikey its cold! Here at Caique-Momma Towers its hovering just above freezing! OK I know its nearly December and that it's supposed to be cold.... doesn't mean I have to like it though! and believe me I don't. Mind you seeing as I think I may have mentioned it before you may have already realised!

Anyway this week over at Totally Gorjuss we have just had a new challenge go live! What are you waiting for? Go and look! Not right now... when you've read this of course.... ;))

Well this week's challenge is for anything but a card. Easy peasy eh? Well the DT girls have once again made some wonderful things! Me I just made a little gift bag. Its one of those bag-a-lope or envelo-bag or whatever you call them. Basically its made from a envelope lol Its been covered with paper, tied with ribbon and then a flower which has been glimmered and glittered!

A little close up of the flower. Oh red shimmer spray really stains your fingers..... I mean like really really stains them!

So are you going to come and play?

Now as a treat (yes I know they're better than my cards and stuff!) a video of one of the babies. I wonder, what did you have for your lunch? Harry had bread and jam!

Do you think she enjoyed it?

Oh and some more news! (I hope you're still awake)

I've only been asked to be on the DT for Softpencil Digital Stamps. There's some super images there... and me well I love colouring!

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Wintery Wednesday

Brrrrr Bloggettes! Blimey its cold. OK I know that it's supposed to be..... doesn't mean I have to like it though lol! All I know is that I wished it were summer. It seems like years and years since we had one.

So I've got an award! Thanks Sue! Purty huh? I mean its got pink on it for a start.... So Sue wants to know 5 random facts about me....

1. I've had my appendix out

2. My car is blue

3. I've got pierced ears

4. I don't like tea

5. I've got a bronze medallion for life saving

So they're fairly random aren't they? So who shall I give it to next?




So there you go girlies - fire up your brains!

Now I thought I'd better show you a card (Oh they cry what a treat!)

A little Christmas offering, Papermania papers and a Penny Black stamp. Stamp has been Copic'd, a little card candy and a flower - et voila!

So there you go Bloggettes, stay warm and I hope any of you in Cumbria are unaffected by the recent horrendous weather.

Friday 20 November 2009

Totally Gorjuss challenge

Hi there Bloggettes! I hope that you're all safe and dry. We've had some really high winds here but not too much of that nasty wet stuff. I hope you haven't either.

Now I heard a strange rumour the other day - someone said its nearly Christmas! I mean that can't be right can it? Surely that's months away?! I'm hoping so because otherwise I'm well behind in my plans.... nothing new there then!

So I've been trying to catch up on a few cards this week. Its difficult though as my hand is still rather painful.

I've been seeing easel cards on various blogs and thought how nice they looked. I decided to have a go at one. So this is what I came up with. A little Magnolia image, Basic Grey papers and charms, poinsettia etc. I think she's sweet! I might just have to do more of these.

Now when I blogged the other day I received a complaint.... no video of the babies!

So especially for Kath here she is! Now Tinker spends ages hanging upside down wrestling herself! usually as soon as I get the camera she stops, naturally. I managed to get a small clip of her.

She's hanging from one pf her favourite toys. Mind you there's not much of it left!

Thursday 19 November 2009


Hi there Bloggettes! Well I hope you're there and not blown away in these awful winds! We're quite high up here at Caique-Momma Towers so its quite blustery. High up also means no floods for us. I can remember the Big L asking what would happen if we flooded, well I said the rest of the country would probably be under water then.... Fortunately everything is where it should be. Well apart for the dustbins and the the recycling box!

So a quickie show for you today (oo'er that sounds well dodgy! Matron!) While browsing my luscious Magnolia magazine I saw an advent calendar thingy. Love that word thingy... Well I must have had a rush of blood or something because I decided to make one....

Well after doing three boxes myself.... then I realised how rubbish I am at measuring! All the sleeves were slightly different on the scoring lines! I mean 24 of those would have looked well wonky - lol So I went and bought matchboxes instead and used those. Only thing was then of course it came out smaller! So the Magnolia images I'd coloured for the sides were too bloomin' big! Hence the Penny Black images instead. Then of course the drawer handles I'd picked were too big.... so after a rummage I used tiny brads. I think its recipient the lovely Gez should be able to open the drawers if she uses tweezers and a magnifying glass!

Only kidding they do open and because its for advent there are little goodies in each drawer.


Anyway these are a few of my brilliantly wonky photos! Well if they were perfect you'd think you were on the wrong blog wouldn't you?

So there you are folks - I hope you all stay safe and warm.

I've also entered this into the animal challenge over at Simon says Stamp.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Fab day!

Howdy Bloggettes!

Well what a super day its been! Where was all the wind and rain they promised us? I'm sure someone must have had, it just wasn't where I was!

So today I went to the Christmas workshop that the ever so fabby Bev was running at The Hobby House Well I had a fab time! Hi to Lynn and Kath (I keep seeing Kath all over the place - I think she's my personal stalker!) Which must mean I've arrived! Or we have the same taste in things..... Hmm I wonder which it is?

Well back to the important stuff. This is the card we made. Is'nt this image super cute? Coloured with Distress inks and H2O's, a slick of stickles and a sprinkle of Twinklets. I love the sketch, simple but very effective. One to be used over and over.

So that was my day - well part of it. I hope you had as much fun too.

Oh I discovered another thing today - You can eat a roast beef dinner with a teaspoon! Well I can anyway....... and my word was it delicious. Honestly you had to be there!

Friday 13 November 2009

Totally Gorjuss - Blue Christmas

Hi there Bloggettes! I hope you've better weather than we have! Oh wow its wild, windy and wet! Or in other words horrible! I've just realised that's only one word.... I know you get my drift though. I think the whole weekend is set to be pretty poor. Still I have a treat on Sunday. I'm off to The Hobby House . I'm going to a workshop being done by the fabulous Bev Rochester So I reckon plenty of laughs will be on the cards for Sunday. A teeny tiny spot of shoppping might figure in the equation too! Well a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do!

Anyway enough of my ramblings - I don't want to make anyone jealous!

Over at Totally Gorjuss we have a new challenge. This week its 'Blue for Christmas' Now me being me.... ~blushes~ had got the red trim on the card before I reasiled... Well I like the aqua-ish shades with red! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, plus the papers were stuck down by then.

I think she looks kinds of cute though. So why not pop over and have a see what you can come up with? You'll also get to see the super cards from the other DT ladies - they are STUNNING!

Oh now a treat! This is a little clip of little Miss Nippy Knickers! The one and only Tinker - hormones are just rearing their heads. How do I know? Easy she bites me every chance she gets! Well the other morning she was helping Daddy in the kitchen. She loves to unload the dishwasher! Harry was just trying to chew the cutlery holder to pieces!

Ps - I was in mid cupboard sortout! ;))

Monday 9 November 2009

Ooo an award!

Ooo I got an award! I suppose I have to make a speech then....

~draws a deeeeeep breath and sticks chest out~

ladies and gentlemen.... unaccustomed as I am....

Nah! I'd like to geve a big thank you to the lovely Scrappinlil who has kindly given me this award! How kind - so read on and I'll answer the questions!

1. Where is your cell phone? plugged in being charged its flat again

2. Your hair?kind of curly, Harry dried herself in it this morning!

3. Your mother? sadly dead but was a lovely Mum

4. Your father? with my Mum but was the best Dad ever

5. Your favourite food? Oh my? All of it! I do love sea bass though, oh no bones though.

6. Your dream last night? Can't commit on the grounds I may commit myself!

7. Your favourite drink? Gin and tonic or mint syrup!

8. Your dream/goal? Hmmm better than my life now? More money and have a parrot sanctuary

9. What room are you in? Lounge

10. Your hobby? DUH!!!! - Papercrafts, parrots and baking

11. Your fear? Big fluttery moths!

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy to be here or somewhere warmer all year

13. Where were you last night? Home

14. Something that you aren't? Conceited

15. Muffins? Yes please! lemon....

16. Wish list item? A new Audi S5! Heck can't a girl be ambitious?

17. Where did you grow up? Gildingwells

18. Last thing you did? A salad

19. What are you wearing? Joggers

20. Your TV? on..

21. Your pets? 2 parrots and 2 cats - yup as much fun as it sounds!

22. Friends? Oh my... loads. Linnie, bev, Debbie, Lynne, Jane, Jean, Pat....

23. Your life? Good

24. Your mood? Happy/bored

25. Missing someone? My Mum

26. Vehicle? Mercedes

27. Something you're not wearing? erm.... oh yes socks!

28. Your favourite store? Michaels/Joanns and they aren't even on my continent!

29. Your favourite colour? blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? 4 days ago...when Harry was ill

32. Your best friend? My OM

33. One place that I go over and over? The golf club

34. Facebook? Yes

35. Favourite place to eat? The Charnwood


Right who do I pick?......



All Pink Girl



Look forward to reading your answers girls!

Saturday 7 November 2009

Woohoo! Harry's home!

Hi Bloggettes well the good news first! Harry is home! How fantastic! She's got to be kept separate for a few days to give her chance to get fully fit. Its lovely to have her back, she's having a little nap now. Thanks for all your good wishes.

Now here's my card for this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week we'd like to see some bling on your cards! There's also a bling prize on offer too. Pop over and have a look, the DT girls have done some super work (better than my meagre offering).

So speaking of meagre - here it is.

The cute little girl has ben coloured with distress inks, a wash of H2O's to add a little shimmer. Papers are the lovely MME 'Laundry Line' from The Craft Den, Prima flowers, gems and charm all from The Hobby House Nestabilitie label eight and extra gems from my stash.

So there you are - are you coming to play?

Thursday 5 November 2009

My poor Harry

Ho Bloggettes - I'm really sad today...... my sweet baby girl Harry has had to be admitted to the vets. Poor baby is quite poorly.

Please send her your love and make her get better.

Poor Tinker is missing her too.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

B O R E D!!!

Hi there Bloggettes! Oh boy am I bored! bored bored bored! In fact I'm B O R E D!!! In fact today I was so bored I almost (notice the word almost) watched Jeremy Kyle! Yup that bored, however I managed to pull myself together and changed channels - phew! In fact at the moment I feel I'm becoming something of an aficionado on daytime television. I can sum it up quite well - dire! I think that sums it up quite well.

I've still got my stitches in so am rather restricted to say the least. I get them out on Friday! WHOOO HOOO!

I can do a tiny bit of crafting - it takes ages though and I can't use scissors! Makes it fun when I try and cut things left handed or using a craft knife. I'm pretty lethal with one of those in my right hand! Extra entertaining in my left!

So here are a couple that I did manage to do - the images were previously coloured (thank goodness).

Both are the lovely Anya, papers on both by MME, flowers and trimmy bits from The Hobby House

This one has the same MME papers - from one of their lush Christmas pads. In addition a little net ribbon from Tabby Crafts She has loads of really fabby stuff and sends it out super quick!

Oh and now a real treat! While I was perusing an intense drama the other afternoon (either Murder She Wrote or Colombo) I suddenly thought all was quiet in the 'cage corner'. I snuck a little look expecting to see the babies asleep on their favourite perch or in their cute little bed (they aren't spoilt!) Sometimes Tinker will lay on her back with her tail stuck out ! Oh that's Harry's head, Tinker isn't that much of a contortionist!

Anyway Tinker is laid on her back but she's the other way round. Harry was giving her a tidy up and was preening around her eyes! How sweet is this!