Wednesday, 27 June 2012

I am back and she's giving it all away!!!!!!

No not me!
ah now you know who I am talking about!
well look at what Helen is giving away on her blog
the giveaway is running till the end of June

thanks Helen!!..

Ladies and gentlemen I am back
the problem with my laptop has been solved
basically has to do with the temperature of the machine it self
I have 3 fans blowing on it at the moment only because I am sitting in the hottest room in the house my craft/office!
I will be back soon with layouts, cards and
more stuff in the shop to show you!


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sad but Ecstatic.........

I am a typical gemini! Ha
I am sad because I step down from my design team position on 
Once Upon A Sketch at the end of the month!
I am super ecstatic as 3 of my girls on my design team over at 
have made the design team at 
(follow the link to read about it)

I am so proud of you!

and wait it doesnt stop there

I am proud to announce I
join the design over at 
I love this challenge blog 
and the freedom of creativity one has with 
just one little word!

ok back to Once Upon A Sketch and my last design team layout after
18months on the team!!
The challenge for June is birthdays

and here is my take on the challenge and sketch!

dont I look goofy ???LOL LOL
anyway supplies used

Pattern paper Basic Grey Wassail
Butterflies are fussy cut from Basic Grey pattern paper ambrosia
I added my white and cream mists and used various masks (thank you Cathy)
the dress form is from Imaginarium designs
the background stamp is Glitz Designs
an orange doily from my stash
and the embellishments the orange crochet star flower and the dusty pink thread spiral are hand made by me I sell similar in my new Etsy Shop

Design Team Call!

As you may all know I am on the design team of 
and my term is coming to an end, so the girls are having a design team call!!!!

here is what you need to know.....
Since we only play the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, we don't have a challenge today but we do have something fun to post!  We are having an Open Design Team Call!  Please read below for all of the details! 

Another Design Team term is coming to an end here at Use It Tuesday and we are looking for a new team of creative crafters to inspire us to new stash-using levels.

This will be Use It Tuesday's 3rd Design Team call and we are looking for people with all experience levels.

Term: July 1 to December 31, 2012

- have an online gallery and/or a blog
- if you have a blog, you need to be a follower of Use It Tuesday to apply :)
- have a Facebook account or a willingness to make one
- be able to work with deadlines
- make and post 2 inspiration projects per month
- comment on players’ projects
- be a team player
- have a positive attitude

Interested? Please email the following completed application to bySunday June 17th.

1. Name
2. Links to your online galleries and/or blog
3. Your previous DT experience, if any.
4. Please tell us a little about yourself.
5. How did you hear about our DT Call?
6. Have you played with us previously?
7. Please tell us why you would like to be on our team.
8. Please share one fun fact about yourself.

So go and apply I had a great time and managed to use up a respectable amount of stash!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Neglect and new beginnings whilst the sun shines!!!!!

Okay I admit I have neglected this blog 
and have not come round to your blogs for a week now
 but there is a perfectly good reason
I opened up an etsy shop called

It all began with my love of threads and not being able to sit still
so I started playing around with a crochet hook
I admit I am not a whiz but I can manage some simple motifs
what makes these embellishments special 
is that I have used beautiful silk and cotton threads 
in all sorts of glorious colours 
and have added some bling or glittery roses to them
 just to make then shine
so please come and take a look 
I will continue to upload all day
maybe you will find something you will like! 

Get Creative Embellishments début today on 

with the 

the challenge this month is to make a layout with the sun on it.

it can be in the pattern paper,
or a die cut 
or in the title 
or in the journalling 
or the picture......

here is my take on the challenge

supplies used
Studio Calico pattern paper focal point
Studio Calico Mr Huey sunshine mist (LOL)
Aplhas various unknown (very old)
some fancy yellow ruffle 
and a 
Get Creative Embellishments star flower

please head on over to the blog to see what my amazing team has created

Now to take a breath and come round your blogs!!!!!