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18/09/2009 at 7:16 pm (card making)

At last it seems like I had a productive day, has only taken a couple of weeks! Must be cos the OH was out the house all day at his geekfest thing. He came home with a tale of £13.95 for a pack of 4 x AA batteries and something about his mate exclaiming obscenities and showing him up – makes a change, it’s usually the other way round!

Right, I am actually going to post some piccies, dont fall out of your pram, but yes, I have pics!  This week over at the Polka Doodles challenge Ruth asked us to make our own DIY flowers and this was my offering…IMGP3146IMGP3147IMGP3148
…have to say I do love this card, sometimes the best ones are those you chuck together in 15 minutes without any thought arent they…I used papers from the Jingle Jangles CD and my luscious-ty lush brand new Flourish stamp from the Daisy Doodles Stamp collection which I am totally in love with.  As a designer I love it when I create something which I really like, but then when I actually come to use it in an everyday setting it turns out even better than I’d planned – it doesnt always happen and it makes me feel all fuzzy inside…I was a little nervous about designing my first sets of stamps, so many choices to make and lots to consider but personally I think they turned out great.

If anyone is looking for some fab inspiration I’ve just uploaded all the show samples onto the website gallery so make sure you  have a look, you can get a really good feel for the products on there.

Well, at Haggie last week I was a really good girl. I did spend lots of cash in a very short amount of time (one stallholder seemed horrified when I said I’d spent up and it was only 11am! I wasnt lying!), but I didn’t actually get a lot but what I did was useful things and have all been used already, except for a couple of reels of ribbon.  I topped up my copic collecsh (bit disappointed in the ol’ Copics, prefer Promarkers because the nib is smaller) with some key colour choices. My fave buy of the day is this little beaut…

sizbag…this bag is HUGGGGEEEEEEE! Didnt really buy it for crafty stuff or Sizzix, more as an overnighter bag – it opens really wide and it was an absolute bargain I thought.

Well yesterday I managed to actually get out the house and see my luvverlee chumlee Jozza for a coffee at her favest place, Costa.  Felt bad dragging her away from the lovely Maddie who had been spilling chunks all night and was off school pawly sick, but the cappuccino and slab of choccie cake heaven soon took over the guilt complex.  And we had an obligatory trip to Tesco afterwards which resulted in me spending £29 buying 2 jumpers for DH, a space hopper and top for my niece, a treat each for the cats and a pack of gorge Owlee socks for moi. Me and J will match cos she got them too and at 3 bar for a pack of 4 another bargain I thought.

When I was in Peterborough on Monday we found this emergency supply…had to get me a couple of course and needless to say i did have an emergency later which required one – how handy was that!…

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So a busy week all in all but not as manic as it has been lately, must admit.  I’m currently working on my next CD which has now turned into a double CD because I’ve already filled one and I have so much more I want to do with it. It’ll be released on C&C on 2nd October so watch out for it, I think it’s going to be a popular one! Right ttfn! x

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14/09/2009 at 12:08 am (card making)

…sorry been so long! Been mega busy this past couple of weeks preparing for the next Create and Craft show and being doomed with technology too! Any of you following my twitter/facebook etc will know that I am currently titled “The finger of woe” as I seem to be breaking anything that has an electrical pulse at the mo! In the past 2 weeks this has resulted in breaking a laptop, a 32GB SD card which miraculously now only holds 6mb (!!?fuming, only had it a month) and my PC. ANd I MEAN break! All 3 kaput! Had to go to the pooter shop and everyfink! Makes you realise how much some of us, ie me, actually LIVE on our pooters these days, it was like having my arms cut off not being able to get on, and this was with the backup of Noah’s old pc which is relegated to the DH.  Anyway thought my pooter woes were over at last as everything is reinstalled and I managed not to lose too much data thanks to the nice pootman, till today. And then the printer wars restarted. Yes folks, I have now busted my 4th, YES 4th, printer in less than 3 months. I’ve lost the will to live. Honestly.  I feel like hiring a hitman to go into HP and blow the place up.

Anyway, what else…this blogeroo is very piccy light lately but with the acquisition of a rather nifty new camcorder which is (almost) idiotproof I promise to post some more piccies soon as I get chance to wipe my big girl botty and tidy up enough to take some photos of the cards I’ve made recently!

Well, this will be the last post of the week (cough and first) before we hit Create and Craft on Tues 15th at 9am – then the rest of the week will be mental with packing and I’m currently working on the next new thang as we speak. Well not EXACTLY as I’m obviously typing right now but you get my drift.  And talking of new stuff, if you like rubber stamping you really should check out C&C on tues morning as I think you might likey like…there aint much stock on these so you should snaffle em up pronto – most of the design team don’t even have them yet either! (Yes I am in the doghouse over it i think!)

Well it was Haggie show yesterday and I did manage to purchayse a rather luuuurvvleeee Sizzix storage bag whicj I adore. And twas a bit of a bragin I thought. All black and white giant gingham and oh my, I adore it! I didnt buy it for my craft stuff, oh no, it’s too lvoely so it will be my new overnight bag which I desperado need. I also thought if I had a real nice bag instead of a crummy carrier to take my polyfilla down to C&C I might be less inclined to leave half my wardrobe and makeup and straighteners in the green room. Hence NOT having to make a 5 hour round trip to go get them back.  Ta dahhhhh! Another bright idea by me.

Right it’s gone 1am and I have no idea why I’m still sat here I have an early start for the next few days and i need my booty sleep – there are enough bags and sags on this toosh without having Tesco carriers under my red eyeballs too!

So nitey nite, see you the end of the week! xx

p.s. soz about the spelling mistakes, anyone who knows me knows me knows I am  (eats shoots and leaves) a stickler on the old spelling B but I am wayyyy too tired and bleary eyed and besides, spell what I say not as I do and all that so I’m letting this one ride). Please dont hate.

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