Monday, 7 December 2009

Stamp and smiles and Our creative corner

Here is my card for this weeks Stamps & smiles challenge
Iam 'thrilled' to be December guest dt for stamps and smiles :) Thanks Jennifer x
I have used the very cute Cuppy with tree image from stamps & smiles for my card. It is such a cute image :)

I made the card base from acetate and inked the edges with white stazon...for once i managed to do it without smearing the ink all over the
Be sure to pop over to the stamps and smiles blog as they are previewing some new digi releases, and you can also download the digi stamp used in todays preview for free:)

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Our creative corner
The challenge this week was the song 'Twelve days of christmas'
Seen as how the song contains lots of 'birds', i decided to make that my
I made a very quick & simple card for ir too.

Papers : Mme
Embellishments - K & co
Ribbon from stash
The card below is what i created for last weeks Occ challenge! I didn't realise that i hadn't blogged it :(

Thanks for looking
Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

stamps and smiles and Project tuesday

This weeks challenge over on Project tuesday was to create an Easel card!
I think that these cards are fab.I have made quite a simple card for this.

Supplies used
CS: Co-ordinations
Papers - MME
Sentiment- Cats Life press (I think)
Image stamp - Magnolia
Chipboard snowflake- ???
Cosmic glitter shimmer jewels -iced crystal
Some 3d clear liquid
Colouring medium - Copics

Her is my card for this weeks sketch over at Stamps and smiles
As you can probaly tell, this card was very simple and quick to make. I do like the simplicity of this card.

Supplies used:
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ribbon from stash
snowflake stamp - ???
gems - Prima
Shaz xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Our Creative Corner and Project Tuesday

The challenge this week over on 'Our Creative Corner' is a colour challenge!
The colours were 'Chocolate chip'....'Pumpkin pie'......White....and Close to cocoa!
This colour combination had me 'baffled' as i don't really use orange at all!!
I do however have some SU cs, so that sorted the 'Pumpkin pie' bit....I also have 'Choc chip su ink pad'...i have white, so then i was on the 'hunt' for something 'close to cocoa' lol
I eventually came across some k & co paper that seemed to fit the bill.
My sizzix 'pillow box die' arrived this week, so i decided to use that.This die makes the cutest little pillow boxes, i know that i have templates ect to make them myself, but this die is soooo much quicker,and they are so 'dinky'

I cut the pillow boxes from the su cs.
I then stamped a newly aquired prima damask stamp in 'choc chip ink' (This stamp is sooooo fab, Love it)
I cut the scallop ovals from the 'Close to cocoa paper' and stamped the sentiments with 'choc chip ink'
I also decided to make quick little cards to go with my boxes.

Supplie used.
White cs - stash
CB- craftwork cards
Orange cs -SU
Damask stamp - prima
Ink - SU
Sizzix die
SU punches
Ribbon from stash

This week the challenge over on Project Tuesday
is to make a little post it note holder. This really was so very quick and simple to make.
I didn't have any small pens or pencils, so i used one of Chloe's I just decorated it with matching paper.

Papers - K & Co/peppermint twist
Pink cs - SU
Sentiment stamp - Zetiology
Shaz x

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Back at last

I really can't believe its been a month since i updated this blog :(
To be honest ,i don't seem to have been updating it all that much this year at all :(
At the start of the year 1 of my 'crafty' new years resolutions was to try and blog everyday,even if i had nothing 'crafty' to show (I think i've failed quite miserably on that one haven't i )
...For any of my regular readers,who may wonder why i haven't been blogging, entering challenges ect, it's basically like this. Upto press this whole year so far has been a kind of 'bad' year for me on a personal level. From just after Chloe's birthday things just seemed to 'go downhill' as i knew those following weeks lead upto Dan's 2nd anniversary,and those few weeks fetch back 'not nice' memories :( However even though 'that time'' has passed i sort of couldnt 'shake' myself out of it.In a few weeks it would be Dan's 18th Birthday, so not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.I can't even imagine him as 18,as to me he will always be 15.
..I think maybe i just got to a stage where 'everything' just caught up with me, Dan's death and having a new baby to look after. I've been mainly just concentrating on the designing side of things.Even that to be honest almost got 'knocked on the head' as i was soo close to finishing funky fairys :( But thankfully, a cpl of the girls on the dt talked me into carrying on with it, which i am sooo glad that they did,as i'm so glad that i have funky fairys to keep my mind occupied :)
Plus funky fairys just seems to be going from strength to strength,which iam so grateful for. I have lots of lovely customers,and gaining new ones everyday! And some of them send the most lovely emails...and thats what makes it all worth while :) As long as people like what i do, i shall continue doing it :)
The past 4-5 months though ive been mostly designing rather than crafting:( Thats one thing that i don't like), i always said that if the designing 'got in the way' of my crafting,then i would give the designing up!
The past few months though i can't say that its the designing that has got in the way.its more myself and personal issues,that have resulted in my mojo being 'extinct'..I haven't even been doing any crafty shopping either *Shock,horror*
I love to craft and create things...i find it relaxing,so iam going to try my best to do some,to start joining in with the challenges again, even if i only manage it a couple of times a week.
Iam pleased with myself tonight as i have actually managed to create a cpl of things for 2 challenges! So thats cheered me up :)
..When i get in the mood/frame of mind that ive been in the past few months, i dont like to blog ect,as i don't want to just keep coming out with'depressing' stuff and making everyone else feel miserable too, so i kind of 'detach' myself from people. I find that way better than depressing everyone :) I know i have a couple of 'humble pie' emails to do*You know who you are* (If you are reading this then i hope you can understand why i haven't 'been in touch' lately!)
I don't normally write anything really personal on here, but i felt i had to get it off my chest as it were, as i dont want people just thinking that i'm ignorant ect.
For so many months i've been kind of hanging on the 'middle' of a ledge, where one way is down and the other way is up, so many times its felt like ive been 'tipping' over to the 'down' side of that ledge :( and thats not a nice place to be :( At the moment though i feel as though im moving more to the 'up' side of that ledge :) thats the side i want to be at, and hopefully things will improve each day (I hope)
...Anyways ...enough of me waffling on :)
I've just been to Glastonbury festival! First time ive ever been,all i can say is that place is HUGE! I will do another post about that and have lots of pics to share too :)
For now i shall leave ya with these
This was taken on the Wednesday evening just after we had arrived and got the tents up! It took up 14 1/2 hours to get there :( We got 10 miles away,and then we were stuck in a jam for 10 hours!!! We must have had to camp the furthest place away from everything that you could possibly be, up the top of a hill too :(
Don't i look a bonny chuff?? The glasses are Shane's btw! lol He wanted to take a pic of me wearing them..haha
Shaz xxx

Monday, 16 February 2009

Dan's 2nd Anniversary

Daniel Thomas Gregory
31st July 1991 ~ 16th February 2007

Sorry i haven't 'been around' this past week...i haven't really felt 'upto it'
Today is the 2nd anniversary of my son Daniels Death xxx 2 years ago today he was so cruelly taken from me xxx Please spare a thought for Dan today xxx
If anyone would like to visit Dan's online memorial, you can do so HERE
I will be having some balloons delivered shortly, so as we can release them. They will be released at 10am (The time that Dan died) xxx
Shaz x