Monday, 27 July 2009

Wot still no car.....

Can you believe that I still haven't got my car back from the garage! I took it over last Tues for the dent to be taken out & the re-spray and again they told me it wasn't ready- maybe this time tomorrow!!
I'm getting a little fed up with it now- how long does it take to spray a wheel arch, bumper, etc!
They told me Thurs that they had had trouble getting the correct colour match from Ford, they told me Friday the same & that the job wasn't finished & be dry in time- they told me today, that because they had had problems with the colour match that was why it had taken so long, and that they needed to polish it etc,before I could have it back, and that it should be ready Tuesday! Not definitely, but maybe!
Good job I'm not paying for the hire car I've had all week- I think the neighbour down the road will be a bit more careful before pulling out next time!

Not only this, but we had a leak in the utility room yesterday & had to pull all the plasterboard wall down between the downstairs shower room & pull out the cupboard against the wall, that ended up down the tip as it was rotten. I know this room was next on the list to redecorate, but we haven't finished the upstairs bathroom that we had to replace because we had a leak(again) in the shower- that went down to the kitchen, which we had to replace in March last year. I think I hate my house!!

Anyway, enough of my woes, and there are a few more of them too! Am getting ready to go to the SU Wheel class tonight over in Crawley - that should take my mind off things for a couple of hours anyway!

Catch you later,
Teresa xx

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Just because...

Just because... I made another card last night, whilst sitting up till 1.30am waiting for Bella to come home!

I brought this Alota glass stamp awhile ago at one of the CUL events they had- Stampin Caz was doing the demo- and I just had to have this stamp- as you do!! LOL. However, its been sitting in my stamp box ever since! So I thought it was about time it saw the light of day & the Tilda stamp also.

I used water colour pencils to colour the images, stamped Tilda twice & 3-d the second one with my new 'Pinflair Glue Gel'. (seen it advertised so much that thought better have a go with some!)
Must admit it doesn't smell, like the others on the market, comes with its own syringe & dried very quickly!

The sentiment is from Alota, the flowers & brads are from my stash, the papers are Basic Grey & the leaf punch is from Martha Stewart

Hope you like her..
Teresa xx

ABC Challenge - X is for...

The challenge this week over at ABC Challenge Blog is to put an X on your project. There is a sketch to go with this, but you can alter it, as long as the X is there..

For my card I used the following:
Stamps- Dragonfly Tilda, sentiment from SU -'Best Yet' set
Papers- SU- Old Olive, Whisper White & Ruby Red card, SU 'Summer Picnic' papers, Lasting Impressions paper-Celery Dots.
Misc - SU scalloped circle punch, Quickutz nesting circles, flowers, ribbon & brads from stash.

I love this little Tilda stamp and think she's so cute in whatever colour you choose. I 3-D the image and distressed the edges of the paper, as this Lasting Impressions paper is great for this.
I also decorated the inside with some of the left over papers.

Hope you like it... off to get washed & dressed to pop on over to CUL for their birthday weekend celebrations. I haven't booked to go on any of the classes either today or tomorrow( i might be able to sneak on one if they have any spaces left!!),but they have demos going on in the shop for you to watch.

See you later...

Teresa xx

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...41

Back again with another card I have made for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, which this week was to create a project using ... spots & stripes.

Here's my card that I made using one of my new stamp sets that I have had sitting around, from CUL. The stamp set is by Woodware & from Francois Reed- called 'Mary & friends'

I also used: SU Whisper white & Certainly Celery card, SU Old Olive Designer paper set, Sen Plus crochet flower, ribbons from stash & SU scallop circle punch.
I paper pieced the image & used water colour pencils on her. I also used my Basic Grey Precision set to distress the edges of the papers for added interest.

I'm really loving green lately & especially the SU papers- might have to get another set of them!!

Catch you later
Teresa xx

Just a Couple of Cards...

I was really getting into making up these cards using the Papertake weekly sketch and these Lilli of the Valley kits I brought at Sandown earlier in the year!

For the winter cards, I used: the papers from the kits, SU Brocade Blue & Whisper White card,ribbons from stash & SU, glitter glue, cards from Craftwork Cards, Martha Stewart paper punch, Quickutz nesting circles 3D foam pads, gems for bling & Anita's Glitterations stickers. (Sorry I can't remember the name of the LOTV die cut set)

For the Dragon cards, I used: LOTV 'Uguns the Dragon' die cut set,Lasting Impressions papers, SU Whisper white, Certainly Celery & Lavender Lace card, SU Oval All sentiment stamps & Oval punches, Quickutz nesting circles, buttons, ribbons & rub-ons from stash, gems for bling Glossy Accents on Dragons to lift them a bit, Martha Stewart & SU paper punches- think that's it!!

Well, off to make some more cards, before my DH gets home wanting his cup of tea & tea ready waiting for him when he gets in- why he thinks today he would be any luckier than any other day, I don't know!!LOL

Catch you later
Teresa xx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Project Tuesday Challenge

The challenge this week over at Project Tuesday was to make a Ghiradelli Box.
Now for those of you who have not heard of Ghiradelli - its some the name of some extremely scrummy chocolates that we found on our trips to the USA. Each time we go, I stock up on them & try not to eat them all too quickly when we get back. I haven't seen any over here yet- but if anyone knows where to gets some from.....
Well anyway here's my boxes- I found the instructions over on the Splitcoasters site a while ago, but hadn't made any up( mainly as I didn't have any Ghiradellis to go in them!!), however I substituted 'After Eight' mints instead & it worked just as well!!
I actually made these up as a wedding favour sample- as something a bit different from the normal(but filled them with 3 After Eights!)- cheeky couple ate the chocs & sent the boxes back with the other samples!!
For these I used Bazzill Swiss Dots card, Woodware stamp set, rub-on Water colour pencils & silver gel pen, glossy accents to highlight the hearts & car.

Hope you like them.... off to eat the chocolates now I've posted the project!! LOL

Teresa xx

Lilli Of The Valley Challenge 32

The challenge this week over at LOTV is to make something with the theme of 'Animals'.
Here is part 2 of the previous post that I gave up trying to do!!!
This is the front of the card & the inside view is on the previous post, as are the details of what I used to make the card! LOL

Catch you later
Teresa xx

Two for One???

Well I'm a bit like having to wait for a bus at the moment....... you stand waiting for one to come along long enough, and along comes two! I can't get motivated to keep up with all the challenges out there- and then I manage to do a few cards at once!! LOL.

I made these cards using the sketch on Papertake Weekly-Challenge 19- where there is a super prize of a Pink Petticoat download- now I'd love one of those!!
I have also used the sketch for the Lilli of the Valley Challenge 32 this week, which is to make a project with animals as the theme. I have made another card for this challenge as well & decorated the inside!

I'm not too good at this uploading malarkey, as I keep losing pictures whilst trying to move them around- tried 3 times to upload & move the pictures to where I wanted them- only to loose one each time!! So I've given up!

Anyway this is what I used on the cards:
Miss You Latte- Papertake sketch,SU Choc Chip & Whisper White card & Oval punches, Basic grey- Blush 6x6 paper pad, Martha Stewart paper punch, Glossy Accents and sticky pads to raise the images.

Dragon Card 1- Papertake sketch, LOTV 'Uguns the Dragon' die cuts, Lasting Impressions papers from stash, SU Whisper White card, grosgrain ribbon & rub-on from stash, Glossy accents

Dragon Card 2- LOTV ' Ugens the Dragon' die cuts, SU Whisper white & Certainly Celery card, Penny Black sentiment, rub-on from stash, sticky pads to raise butterflies.

Think that covers them all!

Catch you later...
Teresa xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge...

The challenge this week over at Stamp With Us was to create a children's card- I did struggle a bit with this one as I really only have this froggy set which I thought would be good to use. I do love this set - and thought the little bugs 'n' frogs needed wiggly eyes, just to add to their characters!
I also attempted to decorate the inside of the card!!

Here's what I used:
Card blank from stash; SU-Old Olive Designer Series paper; SU Froggy stamp set; SU Earth Elements watercolor crayons;SU punch;Whisper white card; wiggly eyes; glitter glue;WS Designs number template (I've had these in my stash for yonks, and keep forgetting to use them!)

Also want to say a big "Good Luck" to the Stamp With Us team for this weekend- they are holding the first SWU weekend retreat in Guildford- hope it goes well ladies & sorry I couldn't come along to support you- hopefully you'll hold another one. I know they have put a lot of effort into making this weekend a success & hear they have some great thins lined up for those people lucky enough to be going along! Hope it goes well!

Well catch you later as just got my Stampers 6 goodies & want to have a play!
Teresa xx

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Another card...

I eventually got round to making some flowerpot cards. I'd seen them on a couple of blogs whilst blog hopping and wanted to have a go myself. I found the instructions & tutorial on Andrea Walfords blog. Go on over and have a look- she has some fantastic ideas & projects.

For my attempts at her design, I used the following:
Bazzill card stock & Swiss Dots card; Cuttlebug embossing folder; SU Scallop edge punch & SU flower punch; Paper Shapers flower punch; Martha Stewart leaf punch; grosgrain ribbons from stash; My Minds Eye- Bloom & Grow flower die cuts; paper flowers, gems & pearl dots; Making Memories rub-ons.
They were quite fiddly to put together, but I think they were worth the effort, and will have a go at a few more, as quite pleased with them. I hope you like them..

Teresa xx

Stamp With Us Challenge...

Thought I'd better get this one in before its too late for this weeks challenge over at Stamp With us. This week it's a nice easy sketch to follow...

Here's what I used on my card:
SU Stamps- Paris in the Spring
Papers & card- Cutie Pie DS paper, Whisper white,Rose Red & Old Olive card
Other: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, water colour pencils

Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather again today- boy wasn't it another hot one! Managed to catch a couple of hours outside in the garden today after work, trying to keep my holiday tan going & finishing,'Breaking Dawn' the last so far in the Twilight series- still got to see the Twilight film, and can't wait to see the next one later in the year-gotta say I'm hooked now!!!LOL.

Well off to try to do a bit more creating tonight, catch you later..

Teresa xx