Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sneak Peek for New Challenge on Sunday 4th September

I know I keep plugging this but I'm really excited about the new challenge and I want loads of you to join in.  

Here is a sneak peek of my card.

I can't wait to show you the full card.

Sunday 4th September

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

having problems and a reminder

I hope everyone in the UK is having a great long weekend, and to those who have to work, a big THANK YOU.  I would just like to say I haven't been around much as I am having problems loading pages from the internet so I cannot see people blogs.  I am scheduling this page and hoping that it appears as I will be holding my OH's legs while he replaces the boards on the dormer window surrounds.  I offered to tie a rope around his neck to stop him falling but he politely declined this offer.  (I offered to tie it around his neck as I think this would give him the incentive to be very careful and not to fall out of the window).

I would also like to remind everyone that
 Sunday, 4th September 
will see the launch of the new challenge 
I hope you will be able to join us, it will be lots of fun.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Happy Yuletide

Here is my first Christmas card.  I know it is digital but I think I may do a hybrid card, which means dissecting the items and printing them out separately and then putting them back together to make an actual physical card.  Or I may just try printing it out onto card and seeing how that looks or I may do both mmm thems choices!

The background is from Dezinaworld as is the gorgeous image which June is giving away as a 24hr freebie, there are 9 free images on the sheet and they will all make gorgeous Chrismas cards.  Hop over and grab the page before it disappears back into the shop.  The rest of the embellishments are from the CraftArtist package.

I hope you're having a great week and can't wait to hop around and see what you have created.

Don't forget Crafting When We Can Challenges are having a DT call.  Hop over and check it out we have some awesome sponsors lined up.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Daddy's Little Girl

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.  Mine's not been too bad so far, spent too much money but don't know what on (do you ever wonder where the money went when you empty your bags)  on the plus side my OH is finally decorating the bathroom (I won't tell you how long I've been waiting).  It has gloss white woodwork and it should have warm lilac walls when he's finished.  

Anyhoo onto my posting.  As I have already mentioned I have been practising with my CraftArtist program and am going to show you one of my favourite pages so far.  I had forgotten about this photo so when I found it I just had to scrap it.  My daughter is now 12½ and catching her on camera is very difficult I get plenty of hair and hands but not much face and I don't know why 'cause I think she's beautiful.  Here is a gorgeous photo of her and her Dad at Wentworth Gardens which is inside Wentworth Garden Centre, near Sheffield.  
It's very purple because I was practising with the colour catcher and used colours from her trousers and stripy top.


Sunday, 7 August 2011


Great news for all the crafters out there.  A new Challenge blog is starting in September and they are having a DT call so I have put the details below. The Challenge is called

(It isn't me who is running it, the name is a pure coincidence)

Here are the details I have downloaded from the challenge page.  The challenges will be for   any project (scrapbook, altered art etc) not just cards.

Crafting When We Can is a fantastic new challenge blog that will be launching on the 4th September 2011. We will be a fortnightly/bi-weekly challenge blog, so you will have plenty of time to join our challenges. There are only 4 DT members at the moment and we're looking for a few more talented crafters to join us!

* Be able to work as part of a team.
* Meet deadlines.
* Post on your fellow DT's cards, and on an assigned number of entrants projects.
* Make a creation/project for every challenge, bare in mind this is one card every two weeks.
* Join in with any blog hops or other events running during your term.
* Commit to a 3 month period.
* Have a personal blog to post challenge information and to display your cards.
* Have fun!

In return:
* You will be a part of a fantastic team.
* Gain or add to you DT experience.
* Get some freebies from sponsors, if they are kind enough to provide them.
* Design Team Badge to display proudly on your blog.
* A link to your personal blog on the main challenge website.

If you are interested in entering our DT Call there are two simple steps to enter:
* Firstly publish a post on your personal blog with information about this DT Call and our launch. Including 3-5 samples of your favourite/best projects. Then link your post up in the linky tool below. 
* Secondly please e-mail a brief statement about yourself and any DT experience you have to If you do not have any DT experience please still enter! We welcome everyone to enter in this call. 

To leave your link you need to go to the crafting when we can challenge blog and leave your details with the link tool.  As I find out more details I will let you know.  I can't wait as I need a push to start physically crafting again as opposed to digital which I have been doing lately.  

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge - GOLDEN

Another entry to June's Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge, this month the theme is GOLDEN.  This can be interpreted however you wish.  I have gone for 'Golden Moments'.  Any time my children are having fun together is a 'golden moment' I have digitally scrapped a time when the children were playing on a beach in North Norfolk near Cromer.  I know I don't have a picture of them together as they were digging holes in the sand.  I have used one of Dezinaworld's pictures in the middle of the pages because it reminds me of my kids and I think it suited the theme, you don't have to use any of Dezinaworld's images but if you do it makes June a very happy bunny.  I have used my Serif CraftArtist program.  I am really enjoying this software and I am in the process of adding some of my photos to make embellishments to go with my pages.  I've done loads of pages and when I have enough confidence in them I will post them here.