Sunday, 11 October 2009

Where oh where....

Where or where did Bella go????

I let Bella out a usual this morning & left the cat flap open for her to come in & out as she pleased and sat here in the craft room, sorry 'sad room' as my husband calls it. I knew she had come in for her breckies, but couldn't see her anywhere. Hubby had gone down to watch TV & make a cup of tea- and Bella had put herself to bed.......!!
That was until she got distracted by a small fly that flew too close to her and got eaten! She has no table manners!
Sorry the pictures aren't too good, but the curtains were still closed and I didn't put the light on so as not to wake her!!!! How sad am I????? I wouldn't mind but she always get in on my side of the bed- she already has her own dressing gown to sleep on, on my side of the bed!
The things we do for our pets, hey!!

Well gotta make some breakfast now, as hubby moaning that I don't feed him, so catch you later
Teresa xx

Teresa xx

Friday Sketchers Challenge 73...

There is a super sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers, by the very talented Beatrix, so I thought I would have a go with it. This week it is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp- with a $25 voucher for grabs to spend.

As soon a I say the sketch I know I would have to use my Magnolia stamp that hasn't seen the light of day yet since I brought it - and she's toooooo cute not to have been inked up!!

For the card, I used:
Magnolia stamp; Bo Bunny-'Delilah Here's 2 U' paper; Lasting Impressions paper from stash; Bazzill card; SU Whisper White card; brads, liquid pearls & flowers from stash; Charm, organza ribbon, lace & pearl accents from CUL.
I paper pieced her swimming costume & bows and added the liquid pearls. I also distressed the edges of the card.

Hope you like her- think I shall be using her a bit more!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend- all be it almost over! Where did that sunshine go that we had yesterday?? Its all grey & dismal outside- even Bella is not venturing out- I did catch her sneek back off to bed a while ago-pictures to follow....

Teresa xx

Pumpkin and Aubergine......

I was feeling creative over the past week or so ..... and managed to use up practically all of the die cuts from the Halloween Pumpkin & Aubergine set!
I have still got to put inserts in most of them- but I had fun making them!

Products used:
Papers & Card:
Doodlebug papers; Bazzill card; card blanks from stash; Bo Bunny- "Boo Crew Here's Looking at You" paper; Co -Ordinations card stock; SU- Whisper white & Pumpkin Pie.

Other Items:
Nestabilities; SU- Oval punches & border punch; Craftwork Cards card candy; Cuttlebug "Pumpkin" embossing folder; ribbons, glitter glue,brads, glossy accents, buttons, gems, foam pads, all from my stash of goodies.

I love Halloween! I usually decorate the front porch & windows ready for the Trick or Treaters we have around our road & have my pumpkin full of sweets for them- usually the neighbours children, who really go to town on their costumes- love it!

Hope you like them... off to photo my card I did last night for the Friday Sketchers Challenge- my what's got into me- 2 posts in a day, must be coming down with something!!!

See you later,
Teresa xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge...

The challenge this week over at SWU is to create anything but a card! I also eventually managed to do last weeks sketch challenge, but too late to enter before Zoe got this weeks challenge up on the blog!!
After looking at the fabulous DT samples - here is what I came up with for this weeks challenge...

Bag template from melstampz (fabulous blog that's full of inspiration!)
Holiday Treasures papers; "Paris in the Spring" stamp set; Olive green Staz-on ink pad; earth Elements watercolour Wonders; Whisper White & Old Olive card; Oval punches; Old Olive gross grain ribbon.

The bag is filled with some chocolate bars that I have covered with Old Olive card & Old Olive DS paper set( just retired); old olive ribbon; sentiment from "Yummy" stamp set. I borrowed this idea for these from Mrs Wonkas, SU "Chocolate class" some months ago! I have made quite a few up to give as a thank you to those ladies who come to my SU party on Thursday evening!
Sorry the picture quality isn't too good- think I get too close when taking piccies- they look ok till you click on them on the blog!!

Last weeks challenge sketch:
Seasons of Joy stamp set; Olive Green Staz-on ink pad; Holiday Treasures papers; Ruby Red, Whisper white & Old Olive card; foam pads & glitter glue.
Elements on main panel were raised with foam pads & Old Olive card stamped with small poinsettia stamp and then highlighted with glitter glue.

I have been caressing my new SU catalogue yet again this weekend- my wish list is growing by the minute! I was lucky to go along to Natalie & Zoe's launch evening last Thurs, and got to see some of the new goodies first hand- thanks ladies for a great evening!

I hope you are all having a great weekend- how quickly it goes by and then its Monday again & back to work!

Oh well, see you soon..
Teresa xx