Saturday 24 April 2010

Oh its Gorjuss!

Hi there Bloggettes.


Ahem! Sorry for shouting but I'm a bit pleased about that. Saying that I've new apple trees to plant and some grass seed to sow.... so a spot of rain might be OK. Only at night though. We thought we'd try to get a bit of grass growing in what is laughingly called the lawn or moss patch. I don't know if I dare try moss killer on it.... then it wouldn't be at all green though! Enough of my gardening dilemmas ;))

I've just launched a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we want to see a Gorjuss Girl on the entries. Oh and we have a special sponsor this week (they're all special of course) But this one is Suzanne Woolcott the clever lady who draws the Gorjuss Girls! How fantastic is that? Yes really fantastic! Suzanne is giving a prize from her shop - even fantastic-er! So come on over for a look and get your Gorjuss Girls out!

So A couple of photos of my little effort.

This little girl with her teddy is one of my favourites. She's been coloured with Copics. The papers are MME 'Quite Contrary' and came from The Hobby House, The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts The gingham paper is a Pink Petticoat download - total bargain! Tons of colours of ginghams for very few pennies! I've printed it out on Rymans bright white coated card-stock which gives a lovely finish. Sentiment stamp from Dies to Die For, a spot of punching a la Martha Stewart and voilĂ !

Now you may or may not have noticed the background to this little cutie. The spots... no its not your eyes! Now I saw this on someones blog - I'm sorry I can't remember who's it was!

Anyway I thought it looked nice (well theirs certainly did) so I had a go - I think I may need some practice! But hey we all have to start somewhere right?

The now obligatory arty shot ;))

And as a special treat.... another arty shot - wow huh?

I hope no ones fainted at the excitement of two arty shots.

So have a super weekend Bloggettes.

Sunday 18 April 2010

W.S.W? I.W.O.M.D.S!!!


OK I bet you're looking at that thinking what on earth is she on about now??? Well its simple really.... Its Who Stole Wednesday? Its What's On My Desk Sunday!!! See I told you it was easy ;))

So firstly I had a new stamp pop through my letterbox from the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die For I saw this little sweetie and thought I had to have her! She's such fun. She also said to black and red! So that's what I did. Copic'd and then I added black and red stickles for the frou-frous on her skirt. Paper from Basic Grey, that's almost the last of my Scarlet Letter pad - that has to be one of my all time favourites. If you see any please tell me! Now I've entered her in the challenge over at Simon says Stamp where the theme is 'Movies' the movie for this can can girl is Moulin Rouge.

Oh flowers are Primas and a few branches a la Martha Stewart.

Oh and the obligatory arty shot for all you fans %-))

Now as I said someone stole Wednesday this week, oh and a few other days as well. What do they do with them I'd like to know.

So I thought I'd show you what's on my desk....

Well seeing as I'd finished my can-can lady there's my new favourite glue. Collall in a bottle! Its fab! Stickles and Pinflair glue gel, another new favourite.

And then just to the other side are these little babies!

Drool ladies drool! These beauties are from Wild Orchid Crafts I love the gardenias and they now have packs of roses in contrasting shades. I'm sure you need some too.

So have fun bloggettes.

Saturday 17 April 2010

Oh charming!

Hi there Bloggettes! How are you enjoying this very mixed up weather? Warm/cold/windy/wet/freezing? All on the same day and often within a very short space of time too. Still it could be worse.... I mean it could be snowing! That would be awful, in my book anyway.

So I thought I'd pop on and tell you about our latest challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week I asked the girls to show me their charms! Oo'er matron! And a fabulous job they did too.

I thoght I'd show you my little effort. I finally got to ink up one of my LOTV beauties. I love this little wedding couple! How sweet are they huh? I think the little groom has a very determined spring in his step indeed! I coloured them with Copics and added an embossed background and ~gasps here~ NO patterned paper! There was a perfectly good reason for that... I didn't have any in the shade I wanted! Me thinks that's a reason to go shopping right? Flowers of course from Wild Orchid.

Oh here's the 'arty' shot - I know you're splitting your sides at that comment.

Have a pop over to Totally Gorjuss and see what the Gorjussettes have made - they're all charming!

Now when the post came this morning the OM brought it in and left it on the worktop...... anyway 'someone' decided that Daddy needed a 'hand' (or beak) in opening it! So promptly got to work and 'helped'. Now some of you I'm sure think that helping is a useful thing to do. Now usually I'd agree with you.... well except when its a parrot helping you that is. They have a very different definition of helping. I've not quite fathomed it out entirely yet.

So this is the letter......

And here is Daddy's little 'helper'!

I mean how can you possibly be cross with that face? Even if that face tried to bite Daddy when he didn't want her to 'help' him open the letter..... You'd swear she was smirking wouldn't you?

Tuesday 13 April 2010


Hi Bloggettes!

Have you had some summer over the last couple of days too? We have and its been gorgeous!

So while blog hopping - as you do, well I do - lol I was on my buddy Gez's blog and saw she was guest DT on Tuesday Taggers So I hopped on over for a look - you should go she's made the most fantastic cupcake!

So their challenge this week is cakes and balloons.

So here's my entry - real cupcakes!



I made these little chocolate hearts myself - cute huh?

Just a few more....

OK - are you hungry now?

Friday 2 April 2010

Sweet Pea fairy

Howdy bloggettes! Cold enough for you all? Blinking freezing here and wet! At least its not that nasty white stuff they threatened us with though. I mean its SPRING for goodness sake.

Anyone any idea what day it is? My head has no idea whatsoever. Due to Easter we had our market day one day earlier....So my head is a little awry! Yes more than usual which I know seems impossible...

So anyway....

While having a look at my buddy Debbie's fab blog - her cards are lovely. I noticed a link to a new challenge for these little beauties! The Sweet Pea Challenge has just launched and they're hoping to expand their DT... so as they say you got to be in it to win it! So I put this little lovely together! She also fit in nicely with the challenge over at the Crafts and Me Blog too where they want a fairy or wings.

Part of the submission is a sketch so that made it even easier! I like easy....

For the fans out there.... my 'arty' shot!

Yes I know you can loads of stuff in the background.... I'm hoping for a lesson in 'how not to take such pathetic photos' next week! Nudge nudge wink wink!!! Though I do think my photos are always recognisable for some reason.... Can't think why though.....