Monday, 16 March 2009

Blog Candy and a new Challenge Blog!!

There's a new challenge blog out there that is for crafters that love the Stamping Up products! Its called Stamp with Us. They will be setting challenges, to include the use of SU products in what you create. The talented Mrs Wonka is part of the design team.

To celebrate the new blog they are giving away £100 worth of goodies- so what are you waiting for - go and check it out!!!!

Teresa xx

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Death & Denial.......

We went out last night to Foxbridge golf club - where there was a Murder Mystery evening planned. I must admit I wasn't really looking forward to going, however the evening was great. We had a super 3 course meal, in between each course we had a company of actors who were acting out a play, throughout which you had to guess who carried out the murder , pick up any clues & guess where the jewels were hidden. There was a competition to see who guessed correctly & for the best limerick.
Our team managed to guess the correct murderer & some of the clues- so we got a certificate & bottle of wine! One of the actors had only been part of the play since monday, kept forgetting his lines & making some up as he went, which added to the evening & made it funnier! Everyone had a great evening - maybe will have to do something like this for the neighbours meal I am supposed to be arranging for us- although don't know where we could do something like this, as I won't get everyone around my dining room table!! Oh well, have to put my thinking cap back on again.

Teresa xx

A Couple of Cards..

Just taking some time out from the invitation making to make a couple of birthday cards for friends this week, who spookily both have the same birthday date as me!!.

The first one is for a colleague at work who is off on a cruise for her 50th birthday- lucky devil!
For this one I based it on the sketch from last week at Friday Sketchers by Mumur- I used my stamped & water coloured Tilda with Rose again (love this stamp!!!); embossed & distressed Core'dinations card stock; Basic Grey, Hippie paper from the Romani collection; Quickutz scroll die cuts on sugar coated Bazzill card stock; lace & rub on sentiment from my stash; SU flower punch for flower. I also for the first time put some decoration on the inside of the card!

For the second card for my best friend- I used a diamond fold card for a change from my usual square cards; Leere Aldrich stamp-Bathing beauty & Sentiments set B for the slippers; Hero Arts stamps for the sentiments; Anna Griffin paper(Ag877); silver mirror card and gems & glitter glue.
The image has been stamped & water coloured twice and then 3D with foam pads. The bubbles were glitter glued to add depth & lots of gems added for bling!!
I love that little poodle in the bath with her- its just sooo cute!!
Well must fly, am on call this weekend, so sitting waiting for any calls from the weekend staff- still have to get in the bathroom & get ready just in case have to go out to cover!

Take care, Teresa xx

Thursday, 12 March 2009

A Challenge & Update...

Well did manage to do two challenges for this card that I made at the weekend - but as I didn't get around to putting it on my blog till today it now only just still counts for one challenge.. doh!!
I will try to get it in quick for the Friday Sketchers Challenge, which this week was a great sketch by Mumur from France, and is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe- go check it out while you still can.
For the card I used: Magnolia Tilda with Rose; papers from my stash; Core'dinations card stock which was embossed with Cuttlebug Scroll folder& distressed( ABC Challenge last week that missed!); Quickutz Scroll die; SU flower punch; lace & buttons from my stash; rub-on sentiment.
I quite like this sketch and am going to have a go at a few more cards using it.

Also thought would update the progress on the wedding invitation making- have managed to get all the outer envelopes made, plus few spare- have just got to make up the sentiment for the day & evening invite & put on the front with the rose. Now waiting for the printer to send out the proofs to show the girl from work & then go ahead & make all the inserts up- not much left to do!!!!!
Am starting to get panicky and hope I will get them finished by end of the month for her to send out- then can relax until have to make the place cards and anything else she needs.

Oh well gotta go as got to get ready for work & try to get the cat in- have renamed her Dora the Explorer- as she goes out in the mornings & as soon as I get home from work, and you don't see her for ages- she keeps popping back to check we are still here,use her dirt tray or have a bite to eat before going off again. Favourite thing to do at the moment is to climb on top of the patio heater( that has never been used in the 5 years or so that have had it!!), climb onto the fence then up onto the garage roof- then she can't get down!! I even got the ladders out the other day to help her down, but she was having none of it, so I left her to it and she eventually worked out how to get down by herself!
Speak to you later..

Teresa xx

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Another Card..

I have managed to get another card made this afternoon, and it hopefully covers 2 challenges-(said I would try to do as many challenges as I could this weekend before I start the invitations!).
This one covers Papertake Weekly Challenge- Dawny's Sketch *9 and the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge * 21 which had to include some form of transport.

Here I have used my new Little Claire Designs stamp- Love Bugs- this was water coloured & the windscreen & tyres had glossy accents on them . I also used Core'dinations card stock-sanded around the edges; Provocraft lime scribble flower paper; card stock , brads & ribbon from stash; rub-on from Making Memories.
Hope you like- I'm still practicing with the highlighting on the images!

Catch you later..
Teresa xx