Monday 28 March 2011

Yoohoo spring has sprung!

Woohoo!!! Its official! Spring has sprung ;)) Hopefully the start of better weather and so far so good ~touches wood~ I had a discussion with someone over which day was the first day of spring. Easy its the 21st of March! Which happens to be the Big L's birthday. I remember when I had him there was about a foot of snow! Very spring like I don't think.

So a bit of news. I'm now on the DT for the Paper Temptress (fabulous name). I've always wanted to be a temptress of one kind or another! Its an American company oh and they also have ribbon! See two of my fetishes, er favourites! If you want to try one sheet of something then you can! So you have bits of lots of things without having huge packs which you'll never use. So that's my bit of news.

Over at Totally Gorjuss the latest challenge is up, well it was on Saturday actually but muppet brains here forgot to post on her own blog.... Anyway in celebration of Spring having sprung that's the challenge - Spring - easy peasy huh?

So this is my effort. I've used one of the fabby shaped cards from Which Crafts, the papers which are Nitwits also came from the lovely Paula.

So there you go a little Magnolia bunny! Flowers from WOC, seam binding from Creative Treasures Teeny tiny pearl dragonflies are from The Hobby House

This also fits the challenge over at Just Magnolia and hAnglar sTanglar challenge blog. They've got a bingo challenge on where you choose 3 things in a row. I opted for gems, glowers and ribbon/lace. That's a great idea for a challenge - thanks girls.
The nobbly flower 'thing' was in my stash, I've no idea where I got them from. I do know though I've only a couple left! Yipes I'll have to try and get more as I quite like them.

Now yesterday the OM was in charge of the two monkeys! He always maintains he keeps a very close eye on them and they're not allowed to get up to any mischief or get into anything they shouldn't..... Do you believe him? I certainly don't.

May I present the evidence?

That tub of fruit and nuts was sealed up very nicely! Harry, who is on the right as you look at the photo. took the lid off and helped herself! Tinker being a girl who doesn't want to miss out joined her for a snack! So they had a lovely munch and then weren't interested in a nut to go back in the cage with!

Sunday 20 March 2011

Button it!

Howdy there peeps!

OK who stole the weekend? I mean the time flying by has nothing to do with me being out all day Saturday and Sunday has it? Well perhaps it has a teeny bit...

So busy that I forgot to post my card for Totally Gorjuss - Yipes! Anyway this week the challenge wants some buttons from you.

This is my effort - I have to say the idea that was in my head wasn't anything like how it came out....

I cut the shaped card with my Calibur (yes Linnie its out of the box!) I like the papers, I like the colours and I LOVE the image.... for some reason though I'm not keen on how it turned out though :(( I think I like my matted borders smaller for a start.

Still the Gorjussettes have made some fabby entries and if you're quick you'll still make the DT call out!

Monday 14 March 2011

A new bag!

Whoa get me posting again so soon!

Well you know how I've been bitten by the sewing bug? Well today as I was lolloping on the couch (again) I decided I wanted to sew 'something'.... now I'd done my homework from last week plus my purse which I showed you. Well I went and had a root through my meagre fabric stash..... I didn't fancy making more monsters. But what?

I dug a little deeper and came across this pink ribbon fabric and then the pink which was sent to me by a forum buddy (Thanks babes) and I thought BAG! I can make a bag! So I did! Now I got all clever and decided to make it reversible - get me!


the bag....

Complete with phone pocket - to be used when this is the inside obviously ;))


For if I feel the need to be more pink!

Is that grammatically correct? More pink? Pinker? Who cares its more pink!

I hope you like it - I'm a bit chuffed as I did this one with no input from anyone else!

Saturday 12 March 2011

Its the weekend!

Yeehoo! Thanks heavens its the weekend! I have had a manic week.... so I plan to spend my time doing.... NOT A LOT! hehe Well that's the plan which has succeeded so far today. By tomorrow I might be bored though so who knows? So a day of chill-axin on the couch and catching up on all the TV I have Sky +ed. I'm currently watching Jerseylicious...it doesn't require any brain taxing whatsoever!

A bit of news too - there's a DT call out over at Totally Gorjuss!

One thing I have done this week is to make this card for our new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Joanna Sheen, the wiinner will receive a £10 voucher. The challenge is to use Lace and Pearls. Well this was easy as they're two of my fav things!

So I inked up this sweet little Tilda and for a change coloured her blue! I mean orange last week now blue.... I sneaked some pink in though!

The papers are by Nikki Sivil, everything else from my stash.

And for once the glue was dry when I took the photo!

A little detail of Tilda.

My pearl pins and roses which were sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Oh and the arty shot!

Now the best bit! The girls - well what else?

Now both girls are potty trained, yes it can be done. But just like toddlers you get the odd accident. Now a loo roll is very handy to have around.

For some reason though both girls decided the loo roll was evil and should die!

Yup there were bits everywhere! Thank goodness for the Dyson!

Wednesday 9 March 2011


WOMOWDW? I can hear you saying what on earth is WOMOWDW??? Well its easy really... it means What's On My Other Work Desk Wednesday! See simples! The reason I say my 'other' work-desk, well not actually a work desk more a worktop to be honest. I've been bitten by the sewing bug and you've seen the state of my desk... trust me its no better than last time I showed you ;)) So my sewing work-desk is my work-top!

Anyway after my last bag (the post with no words so maybe your favourite) I'm onto my next bag. This time I've opted for a hand bag, again my usual lengthy fabric selection.... its not my fault the shop has too many nice ones in.... so anyway I adapted a pattern from a book. Get me eh adapting patterns! Anyway its basically strips of fabric which have been backed onto some calico to give it a bit of substance. I added some lace from my 'meagre' stash which I dyed to match it in better.


The part done bag! Now at the moment it doesn't look like that at all. Since then its almost finished I just need to put the handle on, so I'll show it to you then.

Now while I was on such a roll I was looking at some scraps of fabric, now you can't throw them away can you? So before I knew it I'd got them sewn onto a scrap of calico... added a zip and ta-darrrrrr

A purse!

Of course it matches my new bag perfectly!

So that's my work-top er desk - what's on yours?

Saturday 5 March 2011

Yeehar weekend!


Flipping heck who stole the week again??? I mean wasn't it last week just well... yesterday? Time is certainly flying by. Me being my usual well organised self just hasn't got much to show for it! No change there then eh?

One thing I do have to show you is my card for this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss This week is so easy - its a sketch! Just what I needed as my Mojo has decided to go walkabout! So if anyone sees a scruffy looking ball of fluff with a bit of glitter and ribbon on please turn it round and send him back!

So here's my card - now I NEVER EVER do orange! I've no idea where on earth that idea came from! I think it was when I chose the background paper.... a new Papermania pad that has birds on... and then this stamp had a little birdie on.... So that was it orange it was! The gingham is a Pink Petticoat download. You get loads of colours of gingham, so you always have the right one.

Now I didn't have any orange flowers.... but I did have some white ones.... so I spritzed them with a green glimmer mist.

Oooh look you can see the glimmer! I wonder if its because its still wet in the photo...

Now for something truly gorjuss! My Harry....

Now do you remember Lumpy? and his friend Olivia? well Olivia has a couple of new buddies...

So on the left is Billy-Bob and on the right is Widget!

Now when these little guys have amassed more of themselves they'll be off to London to Kids and Co. That's a charity that helps out abused children.

So pop over to TG - this week we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen, the winner receives £10 to spend in her shop ;))