Thursday, 23 February 2012

Aud Sentiments....HAPPY!

Hiya on this bright sunny day preparing this post on so hoping it will be a bright sunny day when it goes live...dont tell anyone!

Over at Aud Sentiments we are being sponsored by AI factory for our challenge to use the word "HAPPY" on our projects.  Paulette, from TLC also gave us another sentiment to use on the challenge - how fabby!  So, I combined the two and came up with this....

I dont usually use orange, but fancied a change!  Here is a closeup on the image from AI Factory.

All the "bits" (frame, flowers, border, leaves) were cut out using my ecraft - and the ribbon was brought home from work by hubby!  

Thanks for popping by - you have less than a week to enter the challenge, so if you have been thinking about joining in then now is the time!


Monday, 20 February 2012

Quickie Monster card!

Thought I would have a bit more fun with my ecraft - I keep saying I am going to use it more!  So, I decided I would cut some of the really basic shapes out - so I chose Monsters from Lettering Delights!

"A quick card" me thought!  And it was, until I decided I would print straight onto card - then my laptop wouldnt talk to the printer via the router...after 40 mins of messing about I eventually got them all to work together - I think they had had a row!  I am going to consider a career as a mediator!

So - here was the card!  I know its basic, but I thought it would be a good standby - and I am making some for my local animal sanctuary to sell and this just took scraps and some white card so cost pennies!  

For a basic card, with no huffle puffle, I think it came out ok!

Thanks for popping by - comments welcome!  


Saturday, 18 February 2012


Hey all.  Following our crafty weekend last year, you saw one or two posts - most of them saying how much we chatted and how much we laughed!  Oh, and how fabby the goodie bag was!

Its happening again this year - different location - and oh my, you wanna see that place!  In fact....eyes right!  Yep, there it is, at the top of the sidebar!

OK - if you wanna join in the fun and get some crafting done (I am going to try soooo hard to make more and chat less this time!!!) then click on the link and check it out!

We had a seriously good time - and yes, we were all nervous about meeting strangers!  But we all got on with it and let our shared love of crafting (at whichever level we were at) take over.  Come on - how many grumpy crafters do you know???

See you there! Err, yeah, bout that picture - we were trying out modelling clay!!!  My "pendant" looked a bit more like a tongue than a pendant!


Friday, 17 February 2012

Delicious Doodles - Pink to make the Boys Wink!

 Over at Delicious Doodles we are getting PINK!!!  Mwah ha ha!  I love PINK!  I thought this would be a cool challenge to show Teri's images dont have to be all dark and mysterious - they can be pink..and mysterious!!! 

I thought I would make a tag, for a fact, I suspect this is my first tag that I have made!  I inked the background of the tag (which was cut from a Lettering Delights files on my ecraft) and then used frame, corners and border cut on the ecraft. 

Here is a close up of that fabby image!  I love the figure on this gal!  

Why not pop over and see what the other girls have done on the DT?  Or better still, why not join in the challenge and make something pink!


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bug Bag!

CUTE!  These were cut with my ecraft and using Lettering Delights files!  They make me smile so wide!  And I especially love that the "tongue" is actually a heart, which you see when you open the box/bag up!  SWEET!

Thanks for popping by today - I am off work today, so am going to get some nifty crafting done while I can!


Thursday, 9 February 2012

Aud Sentiments - Anything but a card WITH A SENTIMENT!

I was really looking forward to this challenge...and then faffed around for ages not doing it!  I made spaghetti bolognaise, went on facebook, surfed the web, even resorted to hoovering!  And then I did it!  And I love it!

Everything was cut out with my ecraft (and was a breeze!).  It all just went together so easily!  All of the files are from Lettering Delights.  This is the first time I have completed a whole, layered project with my ecraft and the winning combination (ecraft, MTC, LD) and I am so chuffed!  Yes, there are things I would change, but I am really happy with it as it sits.  

I am going to give this to my mum's neighbour.  She came out and cleared a route through the snow so that mum can get down the drive and into our cars.  It was such a lovely thing to do.  I feel so reassured that she has such a lovely neighbour living next door to her.  

Anyway, thats me!  I have seen the other DT work and it is stunning!  Please take the time to pop over and check them out - oh...and in case you didnt get it - the challenge is anything but a card but you must include a sentiment!  


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Owl handwarmer

I got to playing again!  I used one of Josh's old tops - a sleeve - to make this.  I cut out the shape - kinda just guessed at it!  Then sewed it round - boxed the corners (not sure what you call this, but it lets the thing sit squarer - you do it with the bottom of bags.....hellllpppP!).  I filled it with pudding rice and then added the eyes.  I then added some chocolate cooking essence - and it smells GORGEOUS!  

Enough talk already - here it is!

Pop it in the microwave for a minute and its toasty warm - how easy?

Thanks for popping by today 


Friday, 3 February 2012

Delicious Doodles - All Loved Up

Wow, these challenges come round quickly sometimes!  We are all feeling the LURVE over at Delicious Doodles!  I decided to have a play around with printing on coloured paper and thought these images would go beautifully together.

I meant to do some pricking on the edge of the heart - but then forgot!  DOH!  N'mind, I dont think anyone will notice!

Short and sweet from me today!  Why not pop over the the other girls at Delicious Doodles - or even join in the challenge!