Thursday, 23 September 2010

As I'm off on holiday tomorrow for a week, I thought I'd do an entry on here before I go. I've done the October pages for the Bubbly Funk 2010 365 Calendar Challenge. I think they might need 'something else' but they are ready for when I get back!!!

We're also about ready to start a circle journal on Bubbly Funk so I thought I'd show you mine before I post it in the morning! My theme is 'Happiness Is'. The cover didn't photograph very well, but it gives you the idea. I've left it relatively plain as I didn't think the paper needed very much extra!! The other two pics are my double lay out! Looking forward to getting the next one!

Fingers crossed for a some 'reasonable' weather for the next week - at least in Dorset!!! See you soon!!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

This is the first round robin that I've done for ages with Friends Who Count. I've had it back for at least a year, so this morning I decided it needed to be mounted and framed, and here it is!!! I'm mulling over the thought of doing another one, so watch this space !!!

Apart from this, I'm just about to start a CJ with Bubbly Funk. My theme will be 'Happiness Is'
and it's nearly ready for posting - at the end of September!. I'll take some pics when I've done the last few bits. I'm also about to start a 'dressing a calico doll' round robin/CJ with UKS. Never done anything like this before, so am a bit apprehensive! First posting for that is also the end of September and it starts out 'naked' so nothing to do as yet!!! In between times, to stop me getting bored, there's the Twinchies and inchies on BF and inchies on UKS! Bye for now. xx

Saturday, 21 August 2010

I'm sure I must have more than these two cards to show you, but can't think what at the moment!!! These are the two for the 25 club on Bubbly Funk. The theme this month was to find inspiration from a picture, which was the bottom of a staircase, heaped with Christmas baubles! I'm not 100% pleased with the second one - my first freehand iris folding in a long time! The gold section is a lot brighter than it appears tobe!

Must go and find something to occupy me now, to take my mind off my driving test which is on Tuesday!!! Hope you will all keep your fingers crossed for me!!!! Bye for now.

Friday, 23 July 2010

As usual, it's been a lot longer than I intended since I last blogged!! It has been a stressful time though as I lost my mum on the 22nd June. It was expected, but still hard to come to terms with. We were up there at the time, and luckily made it for the last time that she 'awake' and knew that we were there. The following week we were back again for the funeral, which really did go as well as it could have. I find comfort in the thought that she is now with my dad.
Since then, I have finished some Christmas cross stitching that has been on the go for ages - I have done other things in the mean-time!! These are 6 little padded squares ready to hang up!

I've also done my cards for this month's 25th club on Bubbly Funk. The theme for these was 'angels'. I haven't any angel bits, but managed to find a couple of images to colour in!!

Add Video I've also got well ahead of myself and have done the pages for August and September for the 365 calendar challenge, again on bubbly Funk. Sorry that I haven't turned them round!!!!

Hope to see you again soon! Thanks for looking!! Bye for now.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Hello again. Today I've finished my 25th club cards for over on Bubbly Funk. So far, I'm up to date!! The theme this month was Christmas 'greenery' so I've gone with the pine cones and holly! I'm sorry that they are a bit 'samey' but the decoupage panels were there waiting to be done, so I did them!!!! Hope to be back soon! Bye.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Having had to redo half of my pages of the 365 calendar challenge, I'm relieved to say that they are all done and I'm now up to date, including pages ready for June! I think I must be in line for the Miss Swotty Knickers award????? Now to go and do a few more things on my list!! Bye for now!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I'm a little bit late this month for Bubbly Funk's 25th Club, but only one day which isn't bad!! I haven't seen anybody else's effort, so I still may be first!! The theme for this month was set by Gez and was to use red and green, and if possible use hand made paper or inchies. I had some serendipidy squares that I did ages ago, in the right colours, so I chopped it up into inchies and background paper!!! Hope you like!!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Well, I can't believe that it's been a week now since we were at the Bubbly Funk retreat. This was our second one, and just like the first we had the most brilliant time!! Lots of food and drink, SOME crafting, not too much sleep, but loads and loads of laughs!!! While there, I was overwhelmed by the work that Kaz does and after a bit of thought I decided to have a go at the following, so this is for you Kaz!! xx Unfortunately I didn't have the courage to really go for it, so it was done on a scrap of paper in pencil!!!! I am quite pleased with it, so will have to have another go now!! Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

This has got to be a record - twice in one day!!! Having finished the cover for the 2010 365 calendar challenge, I thought I might as well come back and blog it!!! So here it is!

Today I finished my second card (of 2!!!) for the Bubbly Funk 25th club challenge, so decided to blog them now, rather than forget all about them!!! The theme this time was a sketch!

I've been having a go at wire crochet after crazydaisy (from BF) sent me the pattern! I found it very difficult to work with and almost impossible to get even stitches!! It looks quite effective from a distance I think, but doesn't stand up to too close an inspection!!

I then tried it using thread, which was a lot easier but it turned out very small!!! My next attempt will be with thicker thread!

Now I'm off to do a bit more sorting for the UKS cyber crop which is approaching rapidly. The mystery kit arrived today, so I must get my head round that now!! Bye for now.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Hello everyone!! What glorious weather we're having at the moment! It was the scrapbooking and stamping show at Alexander Palace this weekend which is always nicer on a sunny day. I love driving up the hill to it and being able to see the views right across London!! I went with my daughter on Saturday and, as usual, we had a super day. We got there as it opened and the entrance hall was packed. It took a good 15 minutes in a queue till we actually got in and we thought it would be a nightmare day, but it really didn't seem any worse than usual. Spent too much (again as usual!!) but my daughter won a Doodlebag tote bag with £150 of goodies in, at Capture The Magic stand!!! I have taken a picture of the stash that I bought and am now looking forward to the next show in September!!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Today has been a good day! It was a lovely sunny morning and I had a driving lesson with a new instructor and a new car, which I was a bit worried about, but it went very well and he seemed quite pleased with me!!! Then the best bit - I came home and found my tiddyjiggy waiting for me!! This is the swap we've been doing on UKS. Having already done the 12 x 12, and the 8 x 8, this was the last one and was 6 x 6. It's quite sad that there's no more to do, but I'm thrilled to bits with this one!!
I'm also blogging the finished March pages of the 365 2010 calendar challenge from Bubbly Funk! How can we be a quarter of the way through the year all ready???

I think now I should start thinking about the pages for May!! Bye for now!

Monday, 29 March 2010

I have just finished, and photographed April's pages for the Bubbly Funk 2010 365 Calendar Challenge. If I don't blog them now, I will forget all about them, so here they are! Can't believe another month had gone!!!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Hope everyone remembered to put their clocks forward this morning??!!! I nearly forgot!! I've had quite a good week as I managed to pass my theory driving test! One down, one to go!! No idea when that will be. My driving instructor left this week, so I will be starting with a new one (a man this time!!) this week. It also means a different car. I have been in a Golf but it will now be a Nissan Micra! Fingers crossed!!
Today I'm blogging the two cards I made for Bubbly Funk's 25th club challenge. I should have done it before the 25th - the cards were made long before that, but I kept forgetting to blog (no change there!!) Now to get on with the April ones!
Hope to be back soon, so thanks for looking! Bye for now!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Having blogged the first five pieces of the 'tiddyjiggy' swap a few days ago, I have finished them all, so here are the last four pieces and the finished jigsaw!!

This piece is for ScrappyDandyDoo and her theme is 'Vintage Parisian Chic' in Pink, cream and black. Had a bit of help from Leigh for this piece!!!!

This is Materialgirl's piece. Her theme is 'Opposites' so I chose black and white! I've just realised that the photo is the wrong way round. It needs to be turned 90 degrees clockwise!!!

The theme for this piece is 'Pretty Embossed' and is for Xmasbaby.

This has got to be my favourite piece (I love Winnie the Pooh!!!) It's for Sixofone with the theme 'Winnie the Pooh and Friends!

This is the finished jigsaw, ready to send to Frances. I can't wait now to get my own one back!! Hope you like them, and thanks for looking!

Monday, 1 March 2010

I have JUST finished doing March's pages for the Bubbly Funk 2010 365 calendar challenge!!! Talk about leaving it to the last minute!! I am disappointed with the photos as they don't show the colours of the pages. I used green and blue distress inks and was very pleased with the outcome! (They have also come out in the wrong order)!!!!
Maybe I should start now on April's pages??

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Today I finished the second of my two cards for the 25th Card challenge on Bubbly Funk. The theme for this month was 'reindeers'!! I thought if I didn't blog them now, I would forget and then miss the 25th deadline, so here they are!!

I also made a couple of birthday cards and as I'm trying to get in the habit of photographing them as they're made, decided to blog them as well!!!

Bye for now and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

I've been getting on with my 'tiddyjiggy' pieces, as I don't want to leave them till the last minute! This is a 6x6" jigsaw swap on UKS that follows on from the previous two - a 12x12" and an 8x8", so we will have the complete set! I am posting the first five today!! The first one is my piece with the theme dragonflies, as I just love them!!!

The next piece is for Craftybarbie and her theme is 'Rainbow'. We were all allocated a different colour to do, amd mine is lilac.

This piece is for Megbaby and her theme is Music - black, white and silver.
The fourth piece is for T_Ann and her theme is Monogram/Iluminated!! She wanted the letter T for her initial. I'm not too sure about this piece!!!!

The last piece today is for New2this, who is hosting this swap. Her theme is Metallic so I decided on keys!!

Thanks for looking and see you soon x