Thursday, February 28, 2008

Catching up - Again!

Things are moving along in our household this week. It was my Dad's 60th on Friday and he spent it at the hospital with me, seeing a consultant about my back. I'm now waiting for an MRI scan and things are just plodding along the same - no better but no worse. Mam and I gave him a family gathering at his favourite Italian restaurant on Saturday night, he knew he was going out for a meal but didn't know where he was going or who was going so he had lots of lovely suprises. The biggest suprise of all was that I managed to get through the night, lots of pain relief medication and my tens machine on the whole time we were sitting down meant I was slightly in my own little bubble but at least I was there.

I was really happy last week as I was asked to be on another Creative Team, I'm now working with Jacque Larsen's paper elements and loving it! Also Papercrafts magazine accepted one of my cards for their magazine so I am going to be published and that made me super happy!

These are the cards I made this week with some of Jacque's bits and pieces, I love that they are so suitable for teenage boy and girl cards, especially the boy cards because it's difficult finding suitable resources for those type of cards.

The last card was for my brother who passed his last exams last week and is now a qualified plumber!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lazy Saturday Morning...

Don't you just love Saturday mornings spent doing not a lot. I'm having a lovely morning catching up with my blog, posting to a few online galleries and submitting projects to magazines in the hope of fulfilling my aim for the year - to be published!

I had some news yesterday about my back. I had an appointment at the hospital to see a consultant, he gave me a full check over and confirmed that it's probable that one or more of the discs has moved forward and has referred me for an MRI scan. So things are moving forward.

This week Kay Miller and Mary Fran released their latest collaboration kit and I love it!! Think fairytale castles, princesses, magical dragons and frog princes.

These are the cards that I've made so far (there is so much in this kit that I'll be using it for masses of cards)

I wanted to share Kate's latest doodles too, she's teamed up with Jacque Larsen again for the Make It Better element kit and they are just so cool and were perfect for this get well soon card.

Prima Hybrid just keeps getting better and better, the store is overflowing with digital as well as traditional goodies and I took delivery of a huge box of flowers and goodies last week.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Start of a new week...

It's Monday again, the sun is shining but my car is still covered in thick frost and it's 2:30 in the afternoon! I haven't been outside but it looks cold.
I have a new blog banner, courtesy of Kay Miller's super fantastic kits. Now, you might think that a kit called mixed vegtables made up of elements to do with carrots and peas would only be relevant if a) you are a greengrocer or b) you grow vegetables. Well, I'm not a greengrocer and I don't grow vegtables, heck I'm even fussy about the vegetables that I eat!! But I've used this kits for loads of stuff. Some things that I can't share just yet, but I used it for my new blog banner and also for this card, it's to give to a friend who is on a diet along with some low fat cupcakes. Don't want to sabotage her diet!

I also wanted to share some of Prima creations. The card and wooden letter were on show at CHA and they use the new Harmony range and the final cardmade from Dianne Rigdon's new Hearts n' crafts kit at Prima Hybrid. I loved making it, lots of fun.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Love cats?

If you love then cats then you really ought to buy Victoria Hutto's Here Kitty Kitty digital kit at Daisie Company. I made the two cutest cards with this kit and I know just the person to send them to.

I've also been playing with Kate's latest collaboration kit, Funky Junky Spring Fling, it's fantastic and each Funky Junky kit that is released just seems to get better and better. I made a card that has an acetate overlay, it reminded me how useful acetate is as I haven't used it in ages. I had to dig down to the bottom of my drawer to find it but was really pleased with the card so it was worth dismantling my workshop to find it!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Free Template and a dare...

If you are looking for the template to download it's at the bottom of this post :)

Sometimes everything just falls into place and when it does life is happy. I had a lovely email this morning with good news, a message yesterday that made me so happy and even better - some of my hybrid creations were on show at CHA this week, in the Prima Booth. I am a happy bunny (if only my back would get better then I would be a healthy bunny too!)

I started to make a card this morning and as I was making it I checked on the Daring Cardmakers blog to see what the new dare is for this week and it tied in pefectly with the two cards that I was busy with. So here is my take on the dare of 'a card of friendship'.

(Tattered Frannies digi kit by NitWit Collection, Madam Mim lace cardstock used as a clipping mask, Atomic Cupcake inked edge action)
This was my second card using the same kit, just because I fell in love with this sweet little birdhouse!!

My template download for this week is a 6x6 card template, made up of 3 layered flowers. You could use it for a scrapbook layout by filling the smallest flower with a photograph instead of patterned paper. Just resize it to fit your needs.

(Gina Miller Citrus Punk paper and cardstock @Prima Hybrid, The Button Lady button, Prima flower, Atomic Cupcake inked edge action, IKEA paper string)

You can download this template by following this link:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Daring Cardmakers blog challenge

It's been ages since the last time I joined in with the dares but I actually had time this week and here is my offering. I used the Affection Collection digital kit from NitWit Collections, gorgeous colours and textures!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Free Template...

Can you believe how quickly 2008 is zooming along? It's Friday again!! Not that I'm complaining mind, I love weekends :)
This is my latest card, made with a 12x12 template that could be used for a card or a layout if you used photographs instead of flowers, just resize to suit your needs.

Have fun with it, link me up in the comments to your creations!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Prima at CHA...

Loads of Prima sneakies of loveliness being released at CHA this month :) These are some of my favourites that I'll be buying when they hit the shops.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Freebie template...

I finished my template that I mentioned in my previous post and I used it to make this hybrid card for It's A Creative World. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and you can download it by clicking here. (some people don't seem to be able to download it so perhaps try here:
(Paper and elements - Corina Nielsen at Prima Hybrid, Atomic Cupcake inked edge action, Beresfords ribbon))
I used the same kit to make this little hybrid project and I was really pleased that it made it onto the recent PrimaHybrid newsletter.
Other things to catch up on are Kates new doodles over at the Lily Pad, gorgeous stuff!!

(credits here)

(Credits here)
Have you checked out NitWit Collections recently? NitWit and Kay Miller Designs have joined forces and have a joint gallery now, it seemed to make sense seeing as they have a joint design team. This is my latest card made with NitWit's gorgeous kit Above and Beyond

Sunday, February 03, 2008


I must have had my head in the sand! I've never even looked at a scrapbooking template never mind used one. But I've had so much fun playing with the templates that the other Flower Girls designed for our blog party. I've resized them so that I can use them to make cards, credits are in my gallery over at Prima Hybrid. I was so impressed by them that I've started to make my own template, I needed help from Di for my Flowergirl template so this is a learning curve!! I'll report back on my progress later.

(Be Yourself)

If you are looking for the Flowergirls template, it's down there in the previous post.