Saturday, 29 October 2011

Blog Hop weekend is here :o)

Good Morning!!! And welcome to the Funky Hand Blog Hop.

Hopefully you will have come to my blog from the lovely Ruth's blog TipTop Toppers Things, if not then please head to the Funky Hand Blog and start from there as the instructions and blog hop order are all there for you.

The blog hop is to celebrate the release of the newest cd from Funky Hand called 12 Crafters Crafting and as the name suggests it's a festive cd full of gorgeous scrummy papers and images for all things Christmassy!! Some of you will have lots of your cards already made but if you are anything like me you won't be that organised lol In fact I haven't made any cards yet! I know I know lol My report card would say "must do better" hehe I have to admit I wasn't exactly full of festive spirit when the cd arrived, but within minutes of flicking through all the gorgeous papers, templates and images I was full of ideas and HAD to get started straight away!

Spookily enough with a name like 12 Crafter's Crafting there are 12 paper collections and luckily there are 12 members of the DT. We all picked a collection to use and I picked the one called Xmas Presents.

The prize for picking up all the letters, rearranging them into the right word/phrase and remembering to leave a comment on everyone's blogs is a copy of the gorgeous 12 Crafters Crafting However if you simply can't wait to see if you have won the prize it is available right now to pre order before it's official release on 5th November.

My project uses the lovely angel image, isn't she the cutest? I coloured her with promarkers and attached her to a nestie cut circle embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. Between the two layers is some angel hair cord just to set it off. The plastic casing was saved from a gift I received many Christmases ago, I thought it would be perfect for just this kind of project :o)

Please leave a comment on this post and then head on over to the gorgeous Paula to see her fabulous project and collect the next letter. Don't worry if your comment doesn't appear straight away, I have comment moderation on

(Oh and just in case you didn't get my subtle hint my letter is A lol)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Funky Hand Blog Hop

Hands up anyone who fancies a bit of blog hopping fun?

Hands up if you would like to win a copy of Funky Hand's brand new cd 12 Crafter's Crafting??

Heehee I see plenty of hands lol So come and join us on our fabby blog hop this Saturday 29th October. Head over to the Funky Hand Blog and hop on from there :o)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

No more Allsorts.....

Aww I am so sad to say I have decided to step down from the Allsorts DT! To be there right from the start was a huge priviledge and I enjoyed it every week, but between the demands of a larger house to clean and now having plenty of places to go and people to see there just doesn't seem like there is much time left for crafting, and having a weekly deadline wasn't helping my mojo to be honest.

So it is with a heavy heart I have nothing to show this weekend!!!!! But fear not now that the deadline issue has been lifted I am hoping mr mojo will return and I will be able to craft for fun :o)

And seeing as I have no cardage to show I thought I'd share the latest pic of my gorgeous wee monkeys :o)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Get Funky time :o)

Over at Get Funky it's my turn to host and with the weather and general outlook how could I choose anything but Autumn as the theme?

Anice has made a really lovely freebie paper to download this month so I used it, as well as the tree image from Craft The Year Away. The ribbon and flowers etc are all from stash. ill

I hope you will come and join in the Get Funky Fun :o)

Lavender and Lace for Allsorts

Morning all, Saturday once again so that means its time for Allsorts :o) This week Brenda wants to see Lavender and Lace on your crafty creations. I covered a wee box that I got from Ikea with paper from the Happy Happy Birthday cd from Funky Hand. A wee scrap of lilac card and some lace from my stash and I was away LOL

Hope you can join us this week :o)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Show us your bears :o)

This week at Allsorts the gorgeous Debs wants to see your bears! As long as there is a bear as the main image you're in lol My bear is a Penny Black stamp, one of the clear sets. Not sure where the paper and cardstock are from as they arrived in a kit I get from a fabby friend (Duckpond Crafts) Sentiment is SU. I had a wee go at distressing the edges, I still find it hard to really go to town on the distressing, it always seems such a shame to waste all that effort in cutting the papers straight, it took me years to master that lol Hmmm looking at my pic I think it looks a wee bit skew wiff! oh dear!

I am entering a few challenges with this one :o)
Fetch a sketch ~ sketch
Crafty Boots ~ Zoo or animal theme
Crafty Cardmakers ~ anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes
Truly Scrumptious ~ distressing
Creative Inspirations ~ friendship

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

lilac easel card

Just a quick post between putting Alfie to bed and getting Lily off to bed next :o)

I was in a lilac mood today, in fact I am wearing a lilac top too! I've used papers from Happy Happy Birthday by Funky Hand, the image is one of my fave oldies, had it forever lol. The ribbon, lace and brads are from my stash. The flowers are using EK Success punches, embossed with Swiss dots. I'm not too happy with the photo, I had to buy myself a new camera last week and it's taking me a wee while to get used to it, although a bit of daylight may have helped lol

Right, off to get Lily off to bed and settle Alfie cos I can still hear him yapping away lol. Time for some peace and quiet :o)


Willow Sketchie ~ sketch ......ooops missed the deadline :o(

Polkadoodles ~ Age on your card

Sweet Stampin ~ lilac and lace

Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ bingo (paper piecing/ribbon/punches)

Creative Card Crew ~ Easel card

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Late again........oh dear!

Late again with my Allsorts card! Don't worry I am typing this from the naughty step lol I do have a good reason this week I have to say. On Friday evening I was back in Kingussie for a fundraising Chocolate Party. My friend arranged it to raise money for the Maggie's Cancer Care Centres after a very dear friend of our was diagnosed with cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment and is using the centre in Inverness.

I am glad to say the night was a huge success, there were soooo many people there, it was such a great night. £2185.10 was raised, no mean feat for a small Highland village I am sure you'll agree. I went along to help out and spent so long taking everyone's entry money and raffle tickets that not a drop of chocolate passed my lips!! Phew the diet won't be ruined too much lol

Being away from home I didn't get a chance to make my post out :( But I am here now lol Helene has set a challenge of using at least 5 flowers. My card was made with a Digistamp Boutique image, coloured with my lovely old PMs. The paper is Papermania I think, flowers and brads are from stash as is the scraps of pink card stock. We are sponsored this week by the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and Digistamp Boutique so there are two fabby prizes to be won this week. Hope you can join us this week :o)


Simon Says ~ anything goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Animal Crackers