Thursday, 30 October 2008

What kind of pet would I be? a cat!

Hmm... CAT sounds ok to me. I'd love to have Kitty's to-do list... sleep... eat... sleep... go inside... sleep... sleep.......... ah...... sleep. How lovely it would be to do nothing then sleep afterwards.

Independent and aloof, you don't like to be dependent on anyone.
And as for other people, you can take them or leave them. You often don't care.

You live your life by your own rules and you have deep motivations that no one truly understands.

Why you would make a great pet: You're not needy or greedy... unlike other four legged friends.
(hmm... I think I am rather needy!)

Why you would make a bad pet: You're not exactly running down to greet people at the door

What you would love about being a cat: Agility and freedom

What you would hate about being a cat: Being treated like a dog by clueless humans

What kind of pet would you be?

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Bewareth Ye of Dragons

I love this! It's a 7"x7" piece of cardstock so I didn't have to worry about trying to squeeze the stamps in like usual! I made this little sign for a lady at work. We have a new staff member in our office and he sits right in front of one of our existing 'rebels'. Sometimes she gets a little short with him so he calls her a snappy dragon... that's why I made this sign. They both think its fantastic! He is completely bald and says that it was because she burnt all of his hair off! We have it on the wall now warning people to beware... just in case a snappy dragon comes out!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

High Hopes Sketch Challenge

This week over at the High Hopes Challenge Blog we are doing a sketch challenge! Pop on over to find out more and if you join in, make sure you leave us a link to your card!

My card this week is using Bethany Angel and she is nothing short of adorable don't you think? Once again, I used my Nestabilities but this time I also pulled my old Creative Memories Wave Ruler thingy! I haven't used it in years!

Remember, the High Hopes Blog Hop is STILL going and isn't going to end for a few more weeks yet so keep hopping through our blogs to make sure you track down the sweet stuff!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Bewareth Ye of Dragons..

I LOVE this saying! It makes me laugh every single time and the cute little chubby Albert to go with it! I have been pretty hung up on using this pattern paper with the fairytale stamps for a while now but it just goes so well! It is exactly the colour scheme I love with these stamps so I hope you like it because I will be making more until the paper runs out!

So with that, I will leave you with the tip of the day... Bewareth ye of dragons... for thou art crunchy! You never know, you might need that bit of advice one day!
but, thankfully, I doubt it!

High Hopes Blog Hop!

Want some blog candy??

Haha did I need to ask?? There is HEAPS flying around in all different directions... all you need to do is find it! Every few days a different High Hopes Diva will be offering FABULOUS blog candy! This candy shower is something you wont want to take lightly... there are some amazing stamps from High Hopes new release up for grabs so... get hopping and find that candy... don't forget to come back here though... I will be offering some sweet stuff too!

Anna ~ Crissy ~ Heidi ~ Ila ~
Inge ~ Janette ~ Jeanne ~ Katharina ~
Kimmie ~ Lacey ~ Michelle ~ Nikki ~ Ying ~

Friday, 24 October 2008

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its time to think pink. To help raise awareness, please take a minute to post this little penguin on your blog or get yourself a pink ribbon.

Nikki from Bunny-Zoe's says this... and I couldn't have put it better myself...

Take a few minutes to just think... smile at the next person you see, tell someone you love them, give your kids a huge hug, send a distant friend an e-card to let them know you care, send a friend an unexpected RAK or maybe you would like to make a pink card to to send to someone special to put a smile on their face!

Visit Nikki's blog to read her lovely post and if you make any pink cards during october, be sure to let her know.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Relax... It's your day

Well, for a little while there I think I lost my stampin' mojo but it seems to be back! I have been struggling to make cards that I am happy with lately but I finally worked one out! This is Time Well Spent and making this card using SCS SC199 sketch for this week was time well spent if you ask me! I don't actually have this stamp but its so cute I might have to put it on my list! A few of my friends and I met up and had a stamping session a few weeks ago and borrowed each others stamp so I have quite a few new ones to play around with now!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Anything but a card...

Oh why do Sunday's come by so fast! One one hand they are great because it's the day that we do the High Hopes challenge but on the other hand, its the very last day of freedom for me for another whole week! I have said it before and I will say it again... work just gets in the way! LOL. Well, this week over at the High Hopes blog we are challenging you to make anything but a card! This is a little M&M gift bag using Walkabout Wally and it will make a great, quick little gift... provided I don't open it and eat the M&M's first!! I got the idea from Cammie who seems to come up with fantastic little ideas that always makes me think... I must remember that!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Not So Gingerbread People

These are my little gingerbread people! I have finally finished one of the projects I have on the go at the moment... that leaves two more Christmas thingies, two cards and a tin to do! This weekend I have decided to work on each thing and not switch between like I have all week so I can actually get something completed! Anyway, these are little Kaisercraft gingerbread people... I say people because the two red ones are girls! I think if you click on the picture it should go a bit bigger. One down... five to go! Provided I don't think of something else and start another project!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Happy Birthday

Hello! My posts have slowed down a bit lately haven't they? Well I have been crafting, I have been working a few Christmas OTP projects... I have been having fun too!

This card is using the ever lovely, Sitting Princess and I stamped her first, masked her then stamped the Rock Wall. There are all sorts of things she can sit on... its rather handy! I love the cute little froggie jumping up from the side! These stamps are just adorable aren't they? If you said yes, you should join the High Hopes Hop... we are giving away rubbery goodness everywhere!

Well.. thats me for today, off to take the cat to the vet and then to the one place that manages to get in the way of crafting five days a week... work! Have a fantastic day!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Challenge Time Again..

Well, Sunday has been and gone yet again and that means there is another High Hopes Weekly Challenge!

This week we are sewing on cards... Kelly, my sister (hey Kel!) fixed my sewing machine just after I made this card for my dad's birthday. The stitching was pulling a bit funny here and there... turns out I had the bobbin threaded in the wrong way... hey... simple mistake to make! It was sewing so I assumed it was right!! Now that it's all fixed I am going to work on sewing more... I might even work on sewing more layer than one! OOOOOooooo! As for the rest of Dad's card, the bows on Gavin the Givin' Dragon's pressies are stamped and watercoloured twice and raised as well as Gavin himself... it has a whole lot more dimension in real life... lets just hope it doesn't get ruined in the post!
Don't forget... there is blog candy flying everywhere every few days so don't forget to do the High Hopes Hop and find the sugary (or should I say, rubbery) goodies!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

1968 was a good year...

I am assuming! It was 15 years before my time but it seems to agree with me don't you think?? Matt would have been pretty darn handsome in 1954 too! I can't say I would have walked past him without looking twice!

Nerida - Matt said that he looks like Hans... what do you think?

This website is an absolute crack up! It's called Yearbook Yourself and it was GREAT fun... I imagine these photos are going to pop up on blogs all over soon.... why not... its hilarious!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

A gift for you

This is Gavin the Givin' Dragon... haha.. he make me laugh every time! Gavin isn't usually a Christmas dragon so he can really make use of a few occassions! I stamped the Christmas hat, then masked it with a cut out post-it note and stamped Gavin underneath... I have been getting great use out of my Stamp-a-ma-jig lately! This is also a first for me, I used the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge from this week - SC196! Woohoo! I have been trying so hard for ages to work one into a card... for some reason, I find it really hard! I am so proud now I am going to try really hard on next weeks too!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Happy Birthday

This is sweet little Ewenice and she is the star of my challenge card for this weeks High Hopes Challenge! This week we are using neutral colours... man was this a challenge for me! I think I missed the mark a bit seeing as I used pink rather than blue or green along with my brown and ivory but I still think she is sweet! I am really starting to get use out of these nesties... might just need to work on colour selection now!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Happy Birthday

This is Ace and as I have mentioned, he is just the CUTEST! I have a week off work as of today and I plan to do a whole lotta craft... there are going to be more Ace's!

Have you been to check out the High Hopes Challenge Blog yet? If you haven't you still have time to join in our very first challenge... its an easy one, a birthday card with brads and if you leave a comment with a link to your masterpiece you will go into the draw to win over a dozen brand new dragon stamps! Does it get any cooler than that?!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

No Worries!

I LOVE Ace! He is just my favourite dragon! I watercoloured this one the first day I got my new release High Hopes stamps. I wanted to try some different colours. Olive green is my favourite dragon colour so far but he does look cute red too if you ask me! My friend at work says he looks more pink... and yeah he does look a bit pink but I still class this as red personally! I also managed to use my nestabilities too!