Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Crafty Creations....Embellish it!

Embellish it with at least 3 embellisments
is the challenge at
Crafty Creations this week!

Unfortunately with all that's been going on I have
not managed to work with this weeks sponsors images.

But I did have a card ready that
was suitable for the challenge.

At last something using the feather embellishments
I had so much fun making.

Along with some lovely cream heart ribbon and
a thank you teacher ribbon sentiment.
You can see we have quite a few teachers to thank!

I used a lovely stamp that I believe were in amongst some goodies
I was lucky enough to win from fellow blogger Brenda a while back
- thanks again Brenda!

Pop by the team at Crafty Creations and you
will see some fab creative creations using lovely images by 

We are back up to Yorkhill with Caleb today so I hope this
 appears as it should in the morning......

Monday, 25 June 2012

Woolfest 2012 ...a great day out

I am afraid I didn't take my camera so these are website photo's for
in Cumbria! I went with my friends Vicky and 
on Saturday and it was brilliant.

Some of you may know I am a textiles graduate originally
specialising in spinning, knitting and felting.
I cannot tell you what a fabulous day this was.
(Rose I thought of you alot!)

If you ever get a chance it's well worth the visit.
It was a 6hr round trip for us but worth every minute spent in the car.

Lovely animals, wonderful knitwear, yarn, felt, fibre artists.
Loads and loads of fabulous creative fibre suppliers
and wonderful artists.

It really was what I was needing to lift the spirits.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Caleb and the holidays....

Thanks so much for all your well wishes and kind e-mails. All went well with Caleb's exploratory op last Tuesday...just a few days to recover (probably more for Reuben and I than Caleb) I can't say how fabulous the staff are at Yorkhill, so thoughtful and everything seems to run so smoothly.
Anyway it sounds like we will be seeing alot of the place over the next wee while as already have further appointments this week and next week.

We are mad busy with the run up to school finishing for Summer on Friday. So it's that time of year for thank you teacher cards. So that's what I have to share today for Calebs teacher Mr O'Neil who has been just fab for Caleb this year and very supportive with the extra help he has needed.

We were at the school show last week - it was brilliant.
Each class took a decade and did two songs.

Mr O'Neil starred as a Beatnik, apparently
many of the younger teachers had never heard 
of a Beatnik....I am guessing the same went for
many of the parents as well - but he was fab!

Monday, 18 June 2012

An update on Caleb!

Some of you know my middle child Caleb has been unwell for a wee while and to be frank its been a long list of lost notes and cancelled appointments and major frustration for him and us. We finally saw the surgical team at Yorkhill today - the children's hospital in Glasgow. He is going in at 7.30a.m. tomorrow for a little exploritory op so hopefully we will have more idea soon of what can be done to help. I don't think that it will stop me from making cards but if I am not around much......I'll be back. xx So glad they are just getting on with it and not giving us too much time to think!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Been working on some embellishments.....lots of fun!

I have been playing this week making 
some feather vintage style embellishments.

I'm having a bit of a doodling block at the moment.
Don't like to be idle though, so have been
having a good old play!

Different syles of embellishments using 
Fabric flowers
paper flowers

Great fun! 

Feathers are amazing things....the colours
are just wonderful!

Hopefully back soon with them used in a creation!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Polka Doodles...a summer scene

I was so sad to miss Nikky/Rosemary Merry last week
with the new Polka Doodles
studio 12 release, although I believe it was
a pretty brief show as it sold out soooooooo quickly.

It really is full of the most amazing yumminess!
That can be used alongside many digital
graphics programmes and even has
included cutting files .

Anyway this was one of my show samples.

We are looking for a summer scene  this week
at Polka Doodles really should  pop
by and see the magic the dt have created
and please join us !

Thursday, 14 June 2012

DT call for NEW .....Studio 12 blog

If you are looking for for some fabulous new digital
crafting goodies to work with....
Look no further!
Is a great new range by Nikky of Polka Doodles
fame, and she is having a DT call

In Nikky's own words.....

'We are currently looking for some additional team members to join us!  If you love making "stuff" from paper and 'heart' combining paper, digital elements, rubber stamps, doodling, stitching and mixed media we would love to hear from you! We're looking for the best of the best creative minds to join us so if you think this will float your boat then please apply.

To apply: Please email BEFORE 19 June 2012, including your blog link, a short paragraph about why you want to be on the team and attach images of your favourite 3 pieces of work you have personally created on the email.  We will notify you by email before the end of June and will reply to everyone who applies by 30 June.'

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Just charming at Crafty Creations

would like you to use a charm somewhere
on your creation this week!

Denna at A Creative Need is sponsoring this week
and I have used her gorgeous bird bath drawing.

Is your charm metal, shrink plastic
or something else?
We'd love to see at Crafty Creations.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Hope's 5th Birthday celebrations

We have had a really fun weekend
in Largs and Girvan!

Hope's 5th Birthday party with a few friends
at dip n doodle.

They all seemed to have a great time
Hope was very proud of the seahorse
she painted.

Today we were off to Grannies and Grandpa's
in Girvan for more party celebrations.

She insisted on dressing for the occasion!
(so not like her mum - I'm more
a jeans and t-shirt girl!)

Monday, 4 June 2012

SBS June Mega Collab

This months Mega Collab at Stitchy Bear Stamps
is free if you spend over $12.00!

So happy to be chosen as a Cupcake Cutie
for my card in the previous post...
I love the whole idea of being a
Cupcake Cutie.....
maybe because I do soooooo love a cupcake!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Polka Doodles ...going very, white and blue

Polka Doodles are coming over all
regal  this week to celebrate the 
Diamond Jubilee.

I have combined the great checkerboard
paper from Not For Girls cd and the
Christmas bunting from the Winter Wonderland cd's.

Also I have used some wonderful round playing
cards I found on ebay with those great printed
cogs on the back. Textured gold card to layer onto
and edge my bunting which reads
'Glorious Years'

We are going to a Jubilee party on Tuesday
so it's just perfect for the host!
Pop by the Polka Doodles girls
to see all their fab creations - you
won't be disappointed!

I'd like to share this with
Digi Doodle Shop Best - Get the bunting out
My Mum's craft shop - Red, White & Blue
Creative Craft Challenge - Red, White & Blue