Friday, 6 December 2013

I have the amazing opportunity to be the guest designer for FUSSY & FANCY FRIDAY CHALLENGE... amazing, I KNOW!
But as amazing as this is... I have to be honest (I just can't help it), it is a RandomDotOrg thing.  As much as I'd like to take the credit and 'blow my own trumpet', it is not through my talent as a cardmaking crafter that this opportunity has presented itself.  Nope, the opportunity came through a random selector... not that I don't appreciate my fifteen minutes of fame - because I do, really, thank you Fussy & Fancy.  BUT... its not like I was chosen because I was good, but merely because lady luck ~ came calling, and picked me - of course the fact that I also have this unstoppable urge to enter crafting challenges, might, just might, also have something to do with it.  Having said this, I do think its a lovely idea to showcase different people's work and if you pop over to Fussy & Fancy, you can get a lovely eclectic mix of much more talented people than I... I don't doubt that you will be as inspired as I have been.  The latest challenge is HEARTS, oohh the possibilities... go on, have a go, I did!
So my guess designer spot is all about 'HEARTS' (nice one innit).
I used CRICUT cartridges 'Artiste' and 'Jubilee' to cut out multiple hearts in varying sizes, and after making an envelope using my ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD (great little gadget, by the way), everything was adhered to a scalloped card blank.  The sentiment is computer generated.
This little number is from the CRICUT 'Artiste' cartridge (again!), another 'S' fold (or swing card), I have again used my free 'candi' stamp and 'candis'.  The papers are from MY MIND'S EYE - 'Wild Asgaragus' (a very old stack, but really quite beautiful).

Oh and today is...

Officially the day I started to feel OLD!  I woke up this morning (feelin' fine) and I caught myself contemplating buying a VEST because I felt cold, I was actually thinking "I must visit Marks and Spencers"!!!  What???  When did I start to feel the cold? When did I start to think buying a vest was necessary?  Oh my, I'm now officially on that long (I hope its long... really long), slippery slope to the land of walking sticks (I already have one of those - my hips, don't you know) and incontinence pants (don't have those, but the ladies keep telling me about the wonder of 'Tenalady').  I have already caught myself talking to the kids and beginning my sentence with "When I was young...."  So perhaps I'm already there!
So in honour of getting old I am also posting this...
'Stella' from BUBABOO stamps... she's always hilarious!
A CARD A DAY BLOGGING - I love this facebook group (even though it seems to have drifted into a two-person craft-fest!).  It encouranges me to 'Blog-A-Day'.
... and don't forget to challenge yourselves at FUSSY AND FANCY - 'Hearts', come on and show the love!  Get your design heads on, and get creative... if I can do it... anyone can!!!
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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Late Cards...

I suddenly realised this morning that... Christmas is approaching rather rapidly.  It seems that one minute you have FOREVER and the next its panic stations.  All of a sudden you realise that you've got to find out when the last posting day is for second class stamps; you've not sent a card to that really annoying person who just had to be the first person to send to you; you'd better get on with the wrapping (which reminds me I must buy some wrapping paper);  you still don't know where to get a certain present (in my case, its 'mesh bottom sheep hurdles'); you've got to visit an even bigger supermarket, because your local one REFUSES to get in the cherry filling Christmas pudding you want... and, it seems, a million other things to do, which if you were more organised you'd already would have done!
My mother, bless her, has finished her present shopping (and wrapped it) and has already started on next years (I kid you not!).
So in my last post I showed you my Christmas cards, but guess what, yep... I'd missed out the darts team and their families and a few others!  So into my craft room I go... in full panic mode, because I really do have lots to do today.  So out came the trusty HUNKYDORY supplies so I could whip up a few last minute cards!  Busy, busy... so I forgot to photo them.  'Super Efficiency' here, had them made, signed, encased in a envelope, addressed and stamped before I'd even thought to get out my camera!  I remembered as I was waiting for glitter to dry and so took a quick pic of the last two I made!
Sorry about the camera glare, but to be quite frank, you were lucky to get a photo at all!  Silly me!
The one on the left is going to my ex-husband and his new family (I don't hold grudges... or rather 'time is a great healer'), the one on the right is going to my god-daughter, I'd show you the others if I could... but I can't, sorry.
Have a super-doper evening :-)
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