29 September 2010

I've been away!

Hi everyone trust you are all well.  Sorry not posted for a while but I've got a really good excuse!  I've been away on hols in Spain for a week (yes very lucky me!)  Here is a card I've made as a thank you to my sister-in-law and her hubby to thank them so very much for their hospitality and generosity in letting us stay at their villa with them.  (I'll post some pics of that soon).

I followed this weeks challenge at  Kaboodle Doodles #40 which is a sketch challenge so I'm entering it for that too!

Until my next posting enjoy the rest of your day!


18 September 2010

My first DT work for Simply Create

Hi everyone

I've just completed my very first DT work for Simply Create.  Everything that I received in my pack was totally gorgeous and I've used all of the products that were given to me.  I have thoroughly enjoyed myself working on these projects and thought I would share them with you all too!  I know that I'm the first of the DT to complete their projects, but I know the rest of the DT are close behind me!  Hopefully in the next few days you can use the link on my sidebar to my teamies blogs to check out their creations and also have a look at the Simply Create blog as all the work will be going on there soon too.

I've made a couple of cards (one with a matching gift tag) and a LO of my fav subject Tilly! Enough talking here are my pics!

So there you have it - my first DT work and I've really enjoyed it!  Roll on next month!


17 September 2010

Simply Create DT Sneak Peak

Morning all

Here is a sneak peak at the lovely stash I've been sent as part of the DT at Simply Create.  How gorgeous are those papers and the stamps and the buttons - well actually everything!  My mind is buzzing with ideas so watch this space to see what I create!

10 September 2010

New craft shop

Hi everyone

Just a quick post today and for those of you who live in Essex (sorry everyone else!) there is a lovely new craft shop opened at the Baytree Garden Centre near Braintree.  It is owned by the lovely Linda and she has some photos of her shop on her blog here.  If you visit her shop you will be sure of a very warm welcome from Linda.


Edited: To add that the shop Jazzlins has its own blog which can be found here.

6 September 2010

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #39

Hi all hope you all had a good weekend - I know I did!!!  I've been on a health kick lately to lose a few pounds and at the weekend I lost another 1lb which now means in total I've lost 1 Stone!!  Still a way to go but as long as its in the right direction I don't mind!

Anyway this week over at Kaboodle Doodle challenge they have this photo as the inspiration for their challenge.

This is my card
I'm normally a fan of ralatively quick to make cards, but this one believe it or not took a while and its because I decided to make some of my own patchwork paper.  I took 6 different papers from a My Mind's Eye collection that I have, and punched out enough 1" squares to cover a blank piece of paper.  I then die cut the shape I wanted out of this patchwork paper.  I wanted extra texture so I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a dotty embossing folder.  I then ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug with the same embossing folder.  I took another sheet of paper from the same collection and layered this on to the card front leaving a border.  I rounded the corners and then faux stitched all the way round it.  Lastly I punched 3 butterflies from the same paper collection and mounted them together and added some pearls to give extra dimension.  Finally I added the "Thinking of you" die cut sentiment to finish it off.

A close up of the finer details

Still loving this butterfly punch from Tonic!

I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Catch up with you all soon.


2 September 2010

Craftwork Cards Sketch 7 Challenge

Hi all

Here is the sketch for the next Craftwork Cards Challenge:-

and here is my entry:-

1 September 2010

I've made it on to the Simply Create Design Team

Well today I've found out the great news that I've made it on to the Simply Create Design Team!!!  I'm so chuffed and over the moon to have made it on to the team.   here is a link to Simply Create and also I've copied below the announcement post from Jacqui on the Simply Create blog too!  I can't wait to get my goodies and to start creating! - so watch this space......

"Tuesday, 31 August 2010

New Design Team!!!!!
So after much deliberation Simply Create has it's very own design team, hopefully everyone has opened their emails so I think I'll announce it officially here, so stand by your door bells as the postie will be bringing something nice in the next few days for you to play with....
The chosen few are
Drum roll please.....................................
Angela and guest designer Pauline
As you can see I ended up with double what I originally thought but there were so many lovely entries (literally over seventy entries (73 to be precise!!!!)- I was totally over whelmed) and I just couldn't narrow it down and to all the people who didn't make it this time, don't loose heart everyones work was fabulous and I'll be in touch as it won't harm to have a few guests now and then!
Will post links to blogs and photos as soon as I get them all, so everyone can welcome all the Simply Creators on board the good shop Simply Create!!! Can't wait to get to work with you all x "

I'm also looking forward to meeting all my new teamies through their blogs too. 

Just off to pinch myself to make sure its true...........!!!!!! woohoo!!

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