Thursday, 31 July 2014

Umm... hello? Remember me?

Well, after nearly two years away, I just thought I'd stop by to say a little hello! I have no real excuses for my prolonged absence, just an extremely busy life and a very demanding job. I keep thinking things will calm down soon, but alas, no sign of it yet!

You'll be pleased to hear that I have managed some crafting over the past year or so as Alistair and I {finally} got married in April! It was a truly lovely day and one that was made even more wonderful by the fact that we were surrounded by all of our lovely family and friends. They were also extremely sweet and said that all of my homemade touches really "made it". I'll add a few pictures over the coming days to show you what I made for our special day. 

All of the wedding prep really made me realise that I seriously miss my craft room and the creations that used to emerge from it. As a result, I really really want to make more time to play in my poor, neglected craft room. Although, given my prolonged break, I must admit that I'm nervous of a come back as things in the crafting world seem to have changed quite a lot whilst I've been away. Bloggers who were around when I last was, don't seem to be any more and there are lots of new ones on the scene. Blogger itself seems to have had a bit of an update, which completely threw me to start with! I really had to think about how to start a new post! So rusty...! More significantly, the style of people's cards seems to have changed quite a lot. Stamps seem to have been pushed aside, in favour of dies. The cards that I've seen so far look awesome and I'd love to incorporate some of these elements into my creations, but I think I might have a lot of catching up to do!

On that note, I'm now going to spend the afternoon in my craft room *trying* to rediscover my mojo. I promise to share whatever I manage to create, even if it is just a mess! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for {hopefully} not forgetting about me entirely!
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Friday, 14 September 2012

Shine!

Hello lovely people! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. I know I certainly am as I'm off to France tonight for a little weekend away. Here's to lots of chilled out mooching around, yummy food and plenty of wine - without one of us being on lemonade because we have to drive! Anyway, enough of my waffle. Let me show you what you came for.... Some crafty inspiration!


I had a ridiculous amount of fun with this card and I'm so chuffed/stunned that the bling I added to the sentiment came out in the picture - first time I've ever managed that!

I went for a real scrappy feel on my card, just like my biggest stamping idols do. I'm not sure I executed it with the level of precision that they do, but I think it is definitely passable! I particularly adore this amazing Crate Paper collection, just the most beautiful designs and colour palette. Yum!

I applied the bling to the sentiment in a slightly different way and I think this will be my method of choice from now on. I squirted a little Stickles on a piece of scrap and then used a paint brush to paint on the sparkles. It gave a must thinned, less gloppy look which I much prefer. A useful tip ith Christmas just around the corner. 

Anyway, must dash, I have a ferry to catch!




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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Oh dear...

I was about to launch in to some serious crafting. However think I might need to do some serious tidying first. Boo hiss.
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Redonkulous DT Day #11

Hello lovely people! Not satisfied taking part in the Redonkulous blog hop (BTW, you still have time to take part, just check out the post below this one!), I'm back with yet another Redonkulous creation :o)

Those of you who regularly check out my blog will know that I am very much a square card, bold character image kinda gal.... well, this one is a little bit different. Not only have I gone floral, the central focus of my card is actually a sentiment. In addition to that, I made a stepper card to mount it all on.


And from the side view...

I just love this sentiment as this is exactly the relationship I have with my lovely Mum. Sheryl has done such a fantastic job in embellishing the heart with all those vines and leaves too. She's a fab artist :o)

For those of you who also love this image, there is good news.... there are a whole host of other versions available with alternative sentiments in the shop! Make sure you visit Redonkulous to check them out!
Thanks for stopping by!
 



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Friday, 31 August 2012

Redonkulous Blog Hop of Celebrations!

Hi all! Welcome to stop two of the Redonkulous Blog Hop of Celebrations! If you have hopped here from my lovely teamie Kimberly's blog, keep reading. However, if you have come straight to me, you are so going to want to go back to the beginning of our hop... well, you wouldn't want to miss out of any our gorgeous creations, would you?!

Anyway, the reason we are here today is to CELEBRATE. As some of you may know, Sheryl the owner, creator, and artist of Redonkulous Designs recently gave birth to her second child. A lovely little girl called Serina.

Because of this fantastic news, we'd love for you to join us in this celebration with us. So, in addition to this blog hop, we also have some fun chances for you to win big with us! Keep reading to find out how.

First off though, lets get looking at some Redonkulous inspiration! One of my favourite things about Sheryl's designs is that they are mega cheeky and fun.... and this one is absolutely no exception!



And now for a little close-up to demonstrate the abundance of foam pads and silicone on this card!



Isn't she just the cutest?! I was a bit nervous about colouring all that white cake in, but my trusty B60 and B63 Copics seem to come up trumps again :o)

Remember I was talking about treats earlier in this post? Well, Kim has offered up a set of Justwordz sentiment stamps for a very lucky winner. Here is what you have to do to get your inky paws on them...

1 - Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave each lady a comment (it's only a small hop, promise!) 
2 - Follow the Redonkulous Designs blog.
3 - Like the Redonkulous Facebook page.
4 - Head on back to Kim to tell her you did 1-3 above!

Fancy winning some Redonkulous images of your very own? Well, join in our little challenge and you will be in with a chance of winning some!

You won't be surprised to hear that the theme is CELEBRATION and you've got until 15 September 2012 to join in. Please just take a couple of seconds to read our simple guidelines.....

1 - The winner will be chosen by random number generator and will win 16000 points to put towards Redonkulous images of their choice.
2 - If you use a Redonkulous image you get a second chance to win 8000 points towards Redonkulous images and this project will be handpicked by Sheryl herself, so let's see your Redonkulous images...for two chances at winning!
3) You may enter 3 times.
4) No back linking please, we want to see new creations :o)
5) Please make sure you have a link to the Redonkulous Store on your post.

Good luck everyone! Now, I think I've spent enough time waffling today.... time to hop on to see my teamie Shell to see what delights she has in store for you :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by,
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Friday, 24 August 2012

Die-ing For a Challenge

Morning everyone, hope you are all set and ready to go for yet another rainy August bank holiday weekend?! Why oh why does it always rain on this weekend, every year, without fail?

Today, I'm continuing my uncanny knack of making cards with things that I know without a doubt were from DTDF, but now can't find in the shop! I am clearly the most hopeless DT member in the world, but hope that my card inspires you to browse amongst the other gorgeous CC Designs 'Swiss Pixies' in the shop and have a chuckle at the different Inkadinkadoo kiddie phrases that are available :o)


This is actually my DT card for this months Die-ing For a Challenge. The theme this month is a cinch.... anything goes! Just be sure to read up on the rules, then get stuck in and play along with us to be in with a chance of winning a £25 voucher to spend in the Dies to Die For shop!




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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Redonkulous DT Day #10!

Wow, my updates have been a little erratic lately, haven't they? So sorry folks but I have basically moved in to my office for the last month (75 hours last week) so there has been very little time for crafting.

However, I did manage to fit in a little time to make a cute creation using a fantastic Redonkulous image - Baby Girl Hugs.

My favourite thing about Sheryl's images are that they are just so lovely to colour. You can get so much depth into the image, I just really love playing with them. Just a shame my picture taking skills are so rubbish!

Anyway, better get back to work. Boo hiss. I really hope that you've had a fantastic summer and that you've managed to squeeze in much more crafting and blogging time than me!

Lots of love,




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