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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Finally a card in 2011

Finally I got a card made tonight. A few days at work that have had me wondering was I ever on holiday so to get my mind straight I tried a card for the Sugar Nellie Challenge.
There was a sketch to follow with the added twist of embossing. So I thought 'Hey why not try embossing by hand'. Over Christmas I had seen a number of cards on sites that had a criss cross embossing pattern on them. So armed with my Crafters Companion board I had a go. OMG what a mess is all I can say. It looks as if it would be easy!!!!!
Because it is so late and the light was so bad You can't actually tell that I managed a piece about 15cm by 8 cm after an hour!!!!!! SEN group or what?
The image is Sugar Nellie Simple Sassy -coloured using promarkers
DP from FQB at Nitwits.
Sentiment is from pink Gem inked with Ink it Up Cherry Red
Pins and flowers from stash as are the gems.
entering it for
http:sugarbowlblog.blogpsot.com embossing

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Blog Candy at Sweet Magnolia

Earlier this month as I have already posted I joined the Feline Playful Give a comment and Receive a comment. It has been a delight as there have been so many amazing sites that I have visited. Reading their profiles has been fascinating. The reasons people have for coming to crafting are so vast and the sheer strength of some people as you read how hard they are fighting different illnesses,, physical and mental both in themselves and their families. One of the sites I came across was

http:// sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com

She has now used her passion for crafting to start her own business. As she is celebrating the opening she is offering the most amazing candy.

The link is:


She has a Blog Candy for a Cricit Expression with 3 cartridges and a Cricit Cake Candy.

Pop over and have a look at her site.

Looking forward to the weekend to start making some cards. i have stamped some Simple Sassy Images and I am trying to colour them with my Promarkers can't get the hang of the colouring tried Youtube but by the time I get to mine I have forgotten the colours they used lol!!!!

Mind got up early and got some of the new Lili of The Valley stamps, mind even at 7.00am the site was going sooooooooo slow it was amazing, just goes to show how many people were waiting for them.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Back to Work

Oh when was Christmas? It seems so long ago.

I went back to work this week and haven't had time to even go into my craft room and I'm getting cross I feel the need to cut and stick!!!!!

I have however managed to get online and read the comments etc on the Blogs on Feline Playful. They are running a scheme called 'Give a comment, Receive a Comment' each day you visit blogs and leave comments become a follower if you wish. There are some amazing blogs out there. One that has really blown me away is that of Tessa, she's 12!!!!! OMG is all I can say. The cards she makes are amazing.

Go and have a look she is an inspiration.

Anyway whilst looking at the sites I somehow made a link to

On her December 31st post she is offering the most amazing blog candy.
I most get some of these flowers everyone seems to be using them.
Off to start my training for the London Moonwalk in May. 26.6 miles through the night to raise money for breast cancer. Did the Edinburgh one in 2009 so decided to do London this year. Oh the pain and blisters to come what bliss.
Catch you later.
keep smiling.