Thursday, 31 December 2009

I am sooooooooooo happy !

My son and his girlfriend have just become parents , thus giving me my first grandchild- a beautiful baby boy !
He does nt have a name yet but he weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was born today at 1.20 pm . i will post pics and update with his name as soon as i have them .
I am so very happy for them .

Friday, 18 December 2009

POLKADOODLES - Back to nature new cd

The challenge for you over at POLKADOODLES is to use the brand new Polkadoodles Back to nature cd .
I have used the cute little family of owls which are already designed so that they can be easily decoupaged without having to worry about which pieces to cut off !
I made mine into a stair step card .
I have to say there are absolutely tons of images on this CD and i think it is my favourite one so far i had great difficulty in choosing which one to use first .

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

thank goodness i've finished the Christmas cards !

I dont know about anyone else ,but i have well and truly had enough of making Christmas cards !
I started in August and have made over 200 cards and all are individual one off designs . I did nt even scan a quarter of them so i dont have a record of them all.
I have just finished my last ones today and i did remember to scan them- thes were really challenging ones ,the first had to have my friend and her husband drinking mulled wine infront of a Gluvein hut ????? well i did nt know what one was either so i used artistic licence and made it a gingerbread house !
the next was for a spiderman fanatic- how on earth does one make spider-man christmassy i ask myself .I Used polkadoodles halloween paper added some stickles,I drew spider-man and addded blingy webs to him with a gel glitter pen and i used a sizzix die to cut the string of lights that he is swinging from.

then for the same young man i had to do Merlin from the BBC programme - something i had never seen so i had to go googling !i used PDDU cart to make their clothes and accessories and i was secretly pleased with how it turned out .

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Im a polkadoodle-doodler !!!

I want to share my fantastic news with you all - I was picked to be a new design team member for Polkadoodles !<3
I'm not sure what our real name is -i will have to check that out but a polkadoodle-doodler sounds good to me !
I am just thrilled to have been asked to join them and have been on a high all week ,just bursting to tell !
I joined in with this weeks challenge which was to use an envelope and a new years theme . I used papers and numbers from the jinglejangles cd and I used some foiling on top to highlight parts of the design ,and to tie the bottle in .
The bottle is cut on the cricut and the envelope is in fact a fake one i made myself after spending hours trying to cut the perfect one and not liking anything i came up with.It would nt stand up to anything actually being put in it the front is only glued on around the edges .
My photography is not too hot i'm afraid so you cant really pick out the foiling on the paper- but it looks quite lush to the naked eye !