My Sweet Life

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Spot the dots

Afternoon :) wow, 2 posts in one day! you can tell the kids are to busy to come near the computer today hehe. ive come back to post a pic of a card ive made for the magnolia down under challenge blog, you can find it here, its a wonderful blog and the design teams cards are amazing!! i follow it but this is the first challenge ive done. i found it by visiting kellies blog, a fabulous blog that i follow by a very talented lady, take a peek :)
anyway! the challenge was the title of this post, spot the dots, heres what i did
i love spots and stripes so it wasnt hard to find plenty of things in my stash that would work perfectly. i ended up with making memories paper (i think!) dcwv textured cardstock, a dollar ribbon i got from walmart while visiting my sister in the states last year (6 different ribbons in a stack, super bargain!) a computer generated sentiment, prima flowers, brads from stash and i coloured tilda with pencils + shes got sparkly wings :) i really enjoyed putting this card together and i was pleased with how it turned out.
i dont think ill be back again today but stranger things have happened
V :)

Giraffe template

Morrrrrrrrrrrrning everyone, another bright and beautiful sunny day. always seems to lift my mood to get up in a morning and see the sunshine, lovely!
so, today im back with another cute baby template, theres an elephant on my previous post, with a link to where you can find the templates, but last night i decided to go with a giraffe for a baby girl card

the papers are from a deja views baby girl tablet "the sharon ann collection," prima flowers, heidi swapp sentiment and the brad, button and ribbon from my stash. it wasnt originally going to have a ribbon but i managed to get a smudge of the liquid pearls ive used in the flowers on the top right side of the paper so had to have a hasty rethink of my original design! turned out ok in the end though.
ill be back later, if i can win the fight for the comp when the kids get up! wish me luck
V :)

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Cute baby templates

afternoon folks! another beautiful day :) cooler though but still bright sunshine......bright enough for me to spend the morning mowing! boo hiss. we have one of those lawns thats to big for a regular mower and way to small for a ride on so we keep plugging away with the petrol push along.
and bluebells?! dont get me started on bluebells!! love them i may do, but year after year in spring they take over our garden, and year after year i try and dig up all the bulbs to stop them coming back. 8 years we have lived in this house and i still havent beaten them yet! maybe one day but im not holding out much hope.
so, to the cute baby templates. having been a blogger for a couple of weeks now, ive spent alot of time blog hopping and looking at all the fab blogs out there, sheilas blog is lovely and it was there i spotted her link to some cute baby card templates, you can find them here, i downloaded them at the time before i forgot where to find them but only got round to having a go yesterday, theres an elephant, lion and a giraffe, i had a go with the elephant

it was lovely to work with the soft pastelly "baby" colours and i really enjoyed making this card.
the papers are from moments to go, american craft ribbon and rub on, papermania small sparkly brad and the heart stamp is from smoochie manoochie (stamped in sky blue brilliance and heat embossed clear)
right, hopefully this afternoon im going to find time to do some some h****work to do first. didnt want to write that word in full in case if offended anyone ;o)
bye for now
V :)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Just Magnolia 2nd challenge

Afternoon all! ive been busy busy at work for the past few days and havent had much time for posting but i had a free morning this morning (woohoo! not many of those around) and i saw the fab folks over on the just magnolia challenge blog had posted their second challenge so ive spent some of my morning making a card for that.

the theme this week is PINK and GREEN i love this colour combination so couldnt wait to jump in and have a go. no sketch or anything to follow, just as long as your card is pink and green. this is what i came up with

the pink patterned paper is from the forever friends "with love...." 6x6 paper pad, the spotty ribbon is american crafts, the flower is the sizzlet peace flower and all the other bits are from my stash.
hope your day is going swimmingly!
back sooner
V :)

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Just Magnolia challenge card :)

evening all :)
well, now that im a week into having a blog i decided it was time i took on my first challenge. the just magnolia challenge blog issued their first challenge sketch this week so i thought as they were as new as me this is where i would start!
soooooooo, from this :
i came up with this:
im pretty disappointed with how it looks in the pic, its much prettier in real life but im still working on my photography skills so this is as good as it gets for this one lol
ive used papermania paper, flowers from whsmith, studio g sentiment, beads from stash, tilda coloured with dovecraft, marvy, whispers markers.
the paper string and pretty beads have been in my stash for soooooooooooooo long so it was nice to use them and im pleased with how that idea came out.
id better go, theres a queue for the pc, we reeeeeally need a couple of laptops in this house, me first, me first!! hehe

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tilda birthday card :)

yep, im yet another tilda fan :) theres alot of us out there! shes so sweet. my second post for today, just wanted to share this card before i head off to bed

cosmo cricket papers, papermania flower stamp on basic grey, tilda coloured with watercolour pencils :)
ok, back tomorrow sometime no doubt, nighty night xx

A very practical gift and a card

Hello, im here again :)
i wonder if i'll be able to keep the blogging up at the rate im going so far? i do hope so.....i am now an official blog hopper and there are soooooooooooo many fab blogs out there and so much inspiration i sort of get lost in them and time slips by without me noticing!
anyway, today i thought i would actually make something to post.....had the itch to get my hands on paper and scissors and thought i would make a quick card, something simple and pretty were the thoughts in mind....oh yes, but first the gift! look what my lovely mum gave me yesterday....

a full stack of top quality smooth card, fab!! months if not years of card making and more especially stamping with this lovely lot! and she made us a sponge cake too, yum, we enjoyed some of that after dinner last night and we're finishing it off tonight, pretty top mum ive got :)
and so to the card...simple and pretty i think i said....this is what i came up with anyway
making memories papers, hero arts stamp (fancy vase) that my eldest daughter bought me for christmas and ive only just got round to using! watercoloured with marvy and dovecraft pens, studio g sentiment, a few gems, chalk ink and faux stitches and it was done.....looks a bit dull in the main pic but you can see the colours better on the second one. some of the inspiration for this design came from kaths blog, fab blog! take a look :)
ive now decided i need one of those little easels to stand my cards on to photograph them? ive seen quite a few on my blog travels and that has inspired the NEED, hehe, doesnt take alot. anyone any ideas where i can get one? comments appreciated.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Evening all :)
im one of those few lucky crafters to have a dedicated room to do it in, im not sure my son would agree though because its his old bedroom and now when hes home to visit (which he is now) he has to make do with a mattress down on the floor! is it wrong that i dont feel guilty? lol
at least i waited til he'd been gone 5 minutes before i changed the use of the room!

sooooooo.....anyway, it was getting rather untidy and ive got some pics to prove it!...........

how does anyone work on this desk? i couldnt tell you! it was so untidy i couldnt do alot on it.

a disgrace huh?

oh ohh, more slobishness (is that a real word?)

ok, ok, i know :(

so i decided it was time to pull my proverbial out and get it sorted.

got pics of that too.........

so maybe this shelf looks like a before shot but it really is an after lol. ive still got some work to do on the shelves but i do actually know whats where

yep, definately a bit more work to be done up there


definately better.....

a clean and tidy usable i have no excuse not to settle down and get some crafting done!

one last work we used to sell hallmark cards but they were binned and the stand was to be tossed out!! oh no, no, no, that wasnt going to happen was it? ok so it needs a tidy too but its really handy :)

just got to work to keep the whole place tidy now!! wish me luck, i think im going to need it.......

Monday, 13 April 2009

Afternoon all

another day another dollar......well barely with the job i do but it has to be done. only 6 hours of workday today which was brill, went pretty quick.....8 hours again tomorrow then 4 days off! woohoo!
i might even get a bit of crafting done and absolutely craft room tidying....ill definately show you some after pics but ill take a couple of before pics too and vet them seriously hehe.
hungry children and baked potatoes calling...........

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Oscar again

Taylor has been out and about randomly with the camera again, she does that alot! ive never known anyone take so many pictures of themselves, maybe its an age 15 thing? she certainly doesnt get it from me because ive always hated, and still do, having my photo taken.

anyway i managed to get a go with the camera and took a lovely photo of her with oscar, she looks beautiful and dont let oscars sad looking face fool you! he looks like that so he gets lots of attention all the time so really hes grinning like a cheshire cat inside!

in the background you can see my rather messy craft room that im going to post some pics of when i get it tidied, its usually pretty messy so itll be nice to see it tidy and have a blog record of it........not sure how long it will last though.........

Early Bird

Isnt it always the way? could happily lay in til 8 today, even though its a work day but not starting til 10, and there i am wide awake at 5!! i think it says somewhere its against the law getting up 3 hours before the alarm!
I got up and had a cup of tea with oscar, i say with oscar but really he just lay in his bed eyes tight shut ignoring that is one dog who is not an early bird! Ive got a nice picture of him in the snow a few weeks ago.....................

there we are :) i think he is quite possibly the sweetest, gentlest dog in the world, and most handsome of course!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Latest layout- Love You Always and some altered frames

as this is my "crafty ramblings" blog i thought i should post something crafty :)
i have a few things uploaded to my docrafts gallery, thats here i think, lol, still new to this. im going to upload them here gradually and keep adding things. im putting this one up first because it is my latest and favourite ever layout to date.

ive seen the circle "flowers" around alot just lately and wanted to give them a try, theyre great and so easy!
cosmo cricket papers with a few scraps of basic grey, prima flowers, imagination project coaster, american crafts rub on on the tab and alot of sanding and paper rolling!

also had a go at altering a couple of frames recently, only a pound from the pound shop and really pleased with the results

Blog Candy :)

There is so much blog candy out there i thought id try and link to some :)
wish me luck, not sure i can do it yet!
here goes........jennifer has some fab candy here hurry though! ends sunday 12th. look at all this.
this one has ended and well done to sylvia on winning! fab prize

and then theres Saz who has 3 prizes up for grabs!! these can be found here

more? like magnolia stamps? check out caroles blog for some fab candy.....look here

check out claires candy here

see vickys candy here

back to the painting then i suppose :( hate ceilings!


Forgot to say, happy easter everyone!

Morning :)

Morning all :)
Well, just me, cos noone knows im here yet. trying to decide if i should be a follower of myself, what do you think? at least then i would have one follower right? think i will :)
today is a much treasured day off work, i dont get to many with having two jobs so i value them when theyre here. no rest and relaxation to be had though, ive promised to help Freya decorate her room. id rather be crafting!
Vikki is Made Of Charm, Wit, and Silliness
3 parts Charm
2 parts Wit
1 part Silliness

And a Splash of Courage

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...