Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Blog awards

I've received a couple of blog awards from two dear crafting friends - my apologies to you both that I haven't blogged these sooner.

This award came from Gez:



And this one was from Sue:


Both of these awards ask me to share five facts about myself, so I'm doubling up on this (because I can't think of ten!):

1. My middle name is Mary.
2. I love nuts (I was obviously given the right name!).
3. I love dark chocolate even more!
4. I don't think I'll use up all my craft stuff even if I live to 100 and craft everyday (but that won't stop me getting more).
5. I love purple, but very rarely wear it.

I hope you don't think I'm not bothering, but I know that lots of my blogging friends have already received these, but I'm sure that there's lots of you who haven't yet - so, please, take these awards with love from me and pass them on - oh, and don't forget to share some facts about yourself.

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

The mystery white blocks


Some people have asked about the white blocks in my WOYWW photo earlier today. They are foam stamps - I've got quite a few of these - most of the others I've got are bigger, in fact some are a good A6 size. They are from QVC and they are cheap when you compare the price of wood mounted or even unmounted. They give surprisingly good results. Having said that, I still like the feel of a good wood mounted stamp (and I do have a few of those, as you can see from the shelves in my WOYWW photo).

WOYWW - Wednesday comes round quickly

Just realised that it's Wednesday (well, I did know that this morning!) and that means it's WOYWW. So here's mine atm:



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

All in your pocket

The instructions for a pocket card were given on Dutch Dare this week - I had a few trial versions first, but in the end 'got it' and produced my card.

I used a digi image from here that fits nicely into challenge 33 on Stampin' B: 'red, black, white and a moon.

This is also for:

Another one for Crafty Ann 2: 'black, white and one other colour'.
ABC: 'H is for hidden' (I'm behind with this one - I intended to get it done in time, but had to practise getting the pocket card right first!).
Creative Inspirations 21 is 'include a pocket'
Little red wagon 4: 'buttons'
Try it out Tuesday 45 is 'all buttoned up'
Hand full of stamps 6: 'no plain Jane ribbon' - the ribbon has text on it - it says 'with love'
365 cards day 269: 'tied up in knots' - create some knots on your card

The red papers are BG cupcake and the black inside paper is BG scarlet's letter.





Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Gingerbreadhouse

This is for SASSC41:


It's also for Dottie's world: 'What do I mean when I say gingerbreadhouse?' Of course, for Dottie's challenges we have to use a Charmed download, so I've used 'Christmas kiss' with Dottie and George beneath the mistletoe - I digitally superimposed them on to a free download clipart gingerbreadhouse picture.

And this is another one for Frosted designs: 'paper tearing' - the white hammered at the bottom to act as little drifts of snow.

I used some 'clouds' paper that I've had for quite some time - appropriate for 365 cards day 231: 'Imagine this: sky'.

As the predominant colours are brown and blue, I'm linking also for Spoon full of sugar 79: colour combo.

And, as it's a Christmas card, it's OK for Everybody art 67, 'winter love' on Simon Says and another one for Kraftin' Kimmie 7: 'merry Christmas, happy winter!!'



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!