Monday, 17 January 2011

Just another Manic Monday!!.....

but glad to have a card to share with you......

"Happy Birthday" Supplies:
Stamps: Very Vintage Labels 5; Victorian Fripperie; Fancy Phrases - Waltzing Mouse stamps, Fancy Flourishes - PTI
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pink Passion - Stampin Up; Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink - Dark Peony
Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom Dies
Pink Tissue Paper; May Arts Ivory & Raspberry Silk Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sometimes Less is More....

...Is how I feel about this card :)

I'm not sure why, but this stamp set is a little under-used and spends much more time in the craft cupboard than some of my other stamps. So, new year, new start and all that - I'm attempting to try out new things and think of new ways to use what I already have. I guess this doesn't just apply to stamping either!!

Enjoy your Sunday and have a fantastic week!!

Stamps: Asian Fusion-Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist-Papertrey Ink; White-Paper Mill
Ink: Aqua Mist-Papertrey Ink; Basic Black; Certainly Celery-Stampin' Up!
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 S5-019
Ribbon: Pink May Arts Silk Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Pink adhesive pearls - Kaiser

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Hi everyone,

I am so late in posting this. Sending all my thanks to Pauline as she sent me a wonderful "Stylish Blogger Award" - my very first one! I couldn't be more delighted...

As part of the award, you have the opportunity to pass on the award to 8 other bloggers that you admire and answer some questions about yourself.

By accepting this award, I now have to:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award. So, thank you Pauline!
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

So now I need to think of 8 things about me! I don't like talking much about myself, so here goes!!

1. I am a proud wife to the wonderful, creative, supportive Jon and mum of two beautiful, spirited little boys aged 7 and 4 and half who are all truly wonderful, creative and bright.

2. I love the outdoors...I live very close to the Cotswolds and think it is one of the most pretty places in the world. My idea of heaven is sitting in a meadow full of wild flowers!!

3. I have recently become A LOT fitter - cycling and as a result I have lost 2 stone - something I'm very proud of...finally shifting the last of my baby weight (my baby is now 4!!! and I felt it was time to make the change). when I started I never thought I would get this important lesson for me to have more faith in my own ability to stick with something once I've started!!

4. I am very close to my family and very lucky to have them all living very close by.

5. I am a big English Tea drinker!!

6. I love Live comedy and Live Music (too many bands to mention here) but Coldplay, Blur and Radiohead stand out as fantastic memories!!

7. I graduated in 1997 with a BA Hons degree in Social Sciences

8. I am a qualified Image Consultant and am looking to kickstart my business - particularly the Colour Analysis side again this year after a break to bring up my boys!!(Colour Analysis involves learning which colours will bring out the very best in you using your own unique skin tone, hair & eye colour as a guide)

Here are 8 wonderful, stylish bloggers who I am truly inspired by and delighted to be able to pass on this award to :-)









Hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations you will see x