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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Gotta Love The 99p Store!

Ok, so I'm meant to be organising the stash I already have rather than accumulating more. I can justify storage solutions - hey! I can justify anything! LOL. Today's finds were this cheap & nasty looking calendar - & that shine is from the cover - not a cellophane wrapper; an MDF wine bottle shaped plaque (says its the ideal gift for wine connosieurs - I'm not convinced tho'); and a bunch of 'silk' poinsettias.
The calendar is already in pieces & I broke a paper piercer prising the resin mouldings off the plaque (a class one rather than my personal one). The finished versions will be posted here within the month - I have soooo many projects to do right now!
The poinsettias were a real find. 99p bought me 16 each of 3.5" and 4" blooms - and I hadn't even noticed the foliage, which turned out to be 18 clusters of 3 holly leaves. I couldn't pass that up! I've also picked up a couple of other alterables in the past few weeks so you can expect a lot of posts from me throughout November (where did the year go????)
So I'm off to the shop now for another night of serious crafting - how lucky am I???

And There's More ...

Here, as promised, is a pic of my fabby shelving solution! This piece of slatboard was already fitted when I moved into the shop. It's in the main 'classroom' next to the door into my store room (there's no stock in there - just more of my stash!) I had some pieces of plywood that I'd had cut to adapt a bookshelf for displaying rubber stamps at the consumer show last month (Ally Pally). We ran out of time, so the unit wasn't built in time but I kept the wood just in case.
Anyway, I've used some spare slatwall hooks to prop the shelves up but they actually slide into the grooves in the board - so they are really quite sturdy. Being plywood, they aren't suitable for a lot of weight - but those cardboard boxes (labelled!) house my blossoms, feathers, raffia, skeleton leaves, small chipboard shapes, gems, fibres (for now) & odd bits & pieces that only take up one small box! There's plenty of space for more stuff as I get it sorted out.
I caved in and bought another jar for my lace - I seem to have quite alot of white, which I rarely use - so I might need to break out the walnut crystals (or tea/coffee!) & dye some. I've just got the most fabulous vintagey Christmas papers (more about them soon!) & have a million ideas for how some aged vintage lace might fit in! There's a little bit of floral lace in just the right colours too (yay!)
Still adding to the ribbon jars - there seems to be no end to the bits I'm finding. LOL

Monday, 29 October 2007

Work In Progress

My craft room (like the rest of my life) is a bit of a mess right now. I have soooo much space, yet I can't find a thing. Just recently it's been getting me down. Crafting hasn't been too pleasurable as I spend so much time trying to find stuff that I kinda lose the will to do it - so I guess it must be time to get organised! LOL. I can't claim any credit for most of these ideas - nor can I give credit as I've been bloghopping a lot recently & have no idea which bits I saw where. There are two huge windows in my craft room, which is actually the entire floor above the store. We do use the space for classes but the rest of the time it's all mine! Not only do they let in loads of light but they have really deep window sills. I'm gradually getting my button collection sorted into colours and into these coffee jars - but I don't drink coffee & my son doesn't like this brand - so any donations would be gratefully received - I need about 10 more of these jars!
I should have been crafting today but I have just found these jars in our local 99p store - I think they are meant for pasta or cookies but mine hold ribbon - lots of ribbon! The jars are huge - about 12" tall with plenty of room to get your hand in and rummage - like I said, that's a lot of ribbon!! I took the idea of having colour 'themes' from HOTP. So I too have Icy Rainbow, Jewel Tones, Earth Tones, Classic & Citrus. I've also added Brights & Metallics - & a smaller coffee jar for sentiment ribbons. I still need a method of storing lace & fibres (I'm thinking more of these jars for the lace) but the ribbons are more or less done. Nina is going to help me make a start on organising my papers tomorrow - and I'll pop back to show you my cool shelving solution!

Halloween Gets Girly

It's little Megan's birthday on Wednesday (Halloween) but as she's not known for blog-hopping (cuz she's only a baby!) I can share the pics I took of her mini album. The envelopes are made using this template & theres a matching cardstock mat in each one. Papers are Daisy Ds plus some plain orange & lilac (DCWV I think). All were from my stash, which have been hanging around for AGES, The ribbons came free with a magazine & all the spooky little die cuts were made using Sizzix paddle punches & hot pink friendly felt. The rubber stamps are all from this collection by A Muse.
I've left the album half done so Megan's mum (our very own 'Little One') can finish it herself - so I'm popping a pack of co-ordinating goodies in the package. It also fits the GPP Street Team 'Get Gothic', which is all about Halloween - check it out here!

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Gotta Love Card Challenges!

I do love a challenge (or three) and they are just the thing to get the creative mojo moving! I couldn't wait to get into my scrap space today & make a start on some Christmas cards. I've used the fabby American Crafts double sided cardstock - great for decorating cards or for making patterned card blanks. Look out for a fabby offer over on the webshop later in the week!
The first card uses Di Hickman's latest sketch (October #4). This is such an easy design to do & will work for any occasion - just change the papers & sentiment for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, get wells - anything! Anyway, I machine sewed the panels together, catching the three knotted fibres under the stitching. Don't worry if you can't sew straight (I can't!!) - wobbly stitching is fine but if it really bothers you, either leave it out or draw faux stitches with a black pen. The plain cardstock is the reverse of the patterned ones - I used it to mat the panels & to punch the sentiment square, using this punch. The sentiment is an A Muse stamp & the panel is mounted on foam tape, with a faux bow added to the left. Done!
The second card is based on the Pencil Lines #55a sketch by Gillian Hamilton. I'm loving the midweek sketches as I do most of my challenges over the weekend - which means I almost always miss Pencil Lines! More American Crafts papers but this time I've made the card blank from the cardstock rather than adding panels to a pre-made blank. As you can see, this is a fairly dotty card - so qualifies for the challenge over at Arty Girlz this week too! The arrow is handcut, edged with red fluid chalk ink & then outlined with a black fineliner. The bauble is die cut (Ellison Thick Cuts) & the trim across the middle is a strip of die cut friendly felt. 'Use die cuts' is the challenge over at Caardvarks this week - so this is my second entry for that challenge! Before adding the trim, I used a glue pad & the A Muse Tin Plate background stamp all over the bauble & sprinkled on red ultra fine glitter. The embossed words are by Hot Off The Press & the 'merry christmas' is another A Muse stamp.

The End Of An Era

I took these photos during our Friday scrapbooking class to mark the end of an era. Jackie has been coming to classes since the very first one in Dartford library before I had the store. I used the latest Valerie Salmon sketch (#32). I'm cutting it fine as usual - the new one goes up tonight!! Thank heavens for time zones! LOL. I'm loving these papers right now: Renae's House, 'Aubrey' by Creative Imaginations. All the embellies are handcut from paper & I've only actually used 3 designs - they are double sided, so plenty of patterns to choose from & I do like A LOT of patterns on my LOs.
For the title, I've used a couple of stamp sets - I particularly like the paisley clear alpha stamps from A Muse. They are quite expensive but I reckon they are sooooo worth it! For the bracket & swirl, I drew around a couple of chipboard shapes & I've doodled a thing black line around the edges of all the paper pieces and the journaling strips as well as edging them all with black ink. The flowers are also cut from one of the papers, petals curled and layered with foam tape. I'm not sure the photo shows it of too well but there's a micro dot Twinkles gem in the middle of each flower. The gems are self adhesive (& really tiny!!) so I find myself reaching for them quite often - subtle bling with minimum effort.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Park Life

I have a whole bunch of layouts part-prepped for the Outrageous Octoberfest Finale on Saturday, where I'll be demonstrating with some yummy HOTP stash - but here's one we tackled on our Personal Shopper club night. We have these fortnightly at the store & they are open to anyone who has the kit (whether they subscribe or buy occasional kits).
This layout came from the September issue, which contains the entire range of HOTP Use 'em for Anything - Pastels (12x12 papers, monograms, silk flowers & value pack of brads), plus co-ordinating ribbons, 8x8 overlays, a newsletter full of step by step projects & a free CD full of hints & tips from Sara Naumann & Paulette Jarvey - definitely a 'must watch' DVD you can tell that they are having soooo much fun with it! LOL. I have 15 layouts prepped from this kit - and stash leftover for cards, tags & ATCs.
We worked out the contents are worth about £40 but the kit is just £22.50 - so definitely a bargain!
The October kit came in a couple of days ago - but I've not had a chance to play yet. I had a quick peek tho' - another HOTP template, Daisy D's cardstock stickers, Queen & Co felt as well as tons of ribbons, embellies & papers - I sooooo need time to play! LOL
I'm hoping to post the envelope mini book that I've made for Megan's Halloween birthday later - but first I have to clean my craft room (I may be gone some time!!)

Monday, 22 October 2007

Man Trouble

The trouble with men (or so lots of the ladies in my classes tell me) is that they are soooo hard to make cards for. I have to say that I rather enjoy making masculine cards - but then I have 2 brothers, 4 step brothers, 4 sons, my father, step father & husband - so I guess I get a lot of practice! LOL. With that in mind, I was glad to come across Magic Diva's Thursday Challenge, which it seems is a fabby new challenge blog! This week the challenge is to make a masculine card, so in true Blue Peter style, here's one (OK, two) I made earlier. The front of a 6" square card blank is trimmed by 2" off the right & a page coaster is mounted centre top. The greeting is mounted on to a scrap of wood effect paper (attached to the card with foam tape for depth) and a 3" strip is also adhered on to the inside right. Although this is a Father's Day card, it could easily be a birthday or retirement card - just by changing the sentiment.
The second card uses up some scraps of heritage scrapbook papers - a simple cut & stick sort of card. This one is a get well card but again - just change the sentiment & it is a good all-round masculine card. I'm not a great fan of peel offs but I have a huge stash that I want to use up. It's the same story at the store, where I'm clearing them all out at 10p per sheet - to make more room for new goodies! So if you are looking for a bargain or two - check this out (UK residents only I'm afraid!)

If Barbie Made Christmas Cards ...

This is what they would look like! LOL. I had a play yesterday with some old DCWV papers & some new goodies. I've not been particularly brave with colours in the past but thought - xx years on that perhaps it was time I started.
The first one is from Di Hickman's October #3 sketch - so useable! I played with several new products here - Friendly felt (which die cuts beautifully - I'm sooo loving this right now!), Lots of Flakes & Winter Wonderland stamps from A Muse; Tsuneko Glue pad -
how I ever lived without it is beyond me! This is such an easy card to make - The glitter snowflakes are made by stamping using the glue pad & then the glitter is just sprinkled on like you would with a regular glue application - this works on the friendly felt too (oh, the possibilities!). The glittered sentiment panel was really easy too: the sentiment was stamped with black ink (I always use this one) & then the glue pad is applied direct to paper & glittered with Glamour Dust, which is translucent so you get all the sparkle but can read right through it. Thanks to Julie Ebersole (Lead A Muse Designer & fellow MCC Tutor) for that great little tip - not sure I'd have thought of it & gives such a great finish! And as I die cut the felt snowflakes I guess this also qualifies for Caarvarks 'use die cuts' challenge.

The second card is for the Sketch This! Cards weekly challenge. Same basic materials but with different stamps. I used the Deer Pals & Deer Friend A Muse stamps as well as the Lots of Flakes background, which is fast becoming a fave of mine. I used a Marvy Oval Scallop Mega punch for the oval & inked just the scallop tips. I think these are my 'Marmite' cards. You're either gonna love them or hate them!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

The Power Of Three

These quick, fun cards were just right for Sisterhood of Scrap's Challenge Monday. The challenge was to make three cards: one birthday, one holiday & one everday. The glittery cupcake is die cut from these self adhesive glitter sheets & simply stuck on to a card along with the glitter sticker sentiments. The background paper is a HOTP 8x8 loose sheet. This card also doubles for the Caardvarks 'use die cuts' challenge.
The easter bunny is cut and layered from funky foam pieces & mounted onto a pink card blank, trimmed into an egg shape. I first made this card three or four easters back - but kids always love him so I make him every year (for different kids, obviously! LOL)
My everyday card is also a very quick one to do (although the quilling takes a while). A backing paper is cut with deco scissors & fixed to a coloured card blank. The quilled flower and tortoise are attached with PVA glue & the sentiment was from a sheet of clear stickers free with a magazine. I know quilling isn't the most cutting edge craft but I do go back to it from time to time. As it can be quite time consuming, I like to assemble a whole bunch of flowers, animals or whatever & then store them until I'm ready to use them. I saw some fabby quilled chocolates in a copy of Making Cards magazine a couple of issues back. I'll be making hundreds of them in the new year to decorate favour boxes for a friend's wedding. I guess I'll be sick of quilling for a few months after that! LOL

Domestic God!

I've been wanting to scrap these photos of my youngest for some time now (he's 3 1/2!) but I'm always put off by the mess & clutter in the background. Somehow, with the busy stripes in the background & picking out the red of his dungarees, the chaos seems less noticeable.
I've been having a few days taking stock & really thinking about where I am & where I want to be. Whether I should scrap more or scrap better - the latter is where I want to be. So for this page, I took my time & added all the details that I've been skipping lately in an effort to produce more. It took twice as long - but I LUUUUURVE this layout - so it was worth it! LOL
The sketch is by Valerie Salmon, for last week's challenge (the new one goes up tonight), the faux stitching (on all the lettering, around the photo mat & along the red deco strip to the right) satisfy the Arty Girlz challenge & this page also qualifies for the Wednesday Stamper challenge: 'children' theme & use at least one stamp. The stamps I used are from HOTP's new Thinga-ma-jigs clear stamp set - I'm really loving the brackets around the title. It would be v. cool to have a set of alphas in a font like that! The polka dot ribbon is American Crafts & the red decorative strip is made by trimming with deco scissors, punching adjacent holes with the cropadile & the dots are added with a vellum writer - I know this isn't vellum but it's just the perfect shade of black!

Friday, 19 October 2007

Spooky Two.

Here's a li'l sneaky peak at a page from the envelope accordian album I'm making for Megan's 2nd birthday on Halloween. She's a bit of a girly girl, so I've done the whole album in orange, lilac & hot pink - not overly traditional then! LOL.
I made the envelopes using this template. The moon is a 2" circle, punched inked with first orange & then edged with black. The bats are cut using a paddle punch from hot pink friendly felt, the brad buddy is from the HOTP Personal Shopper October 06 kit - I've attached it with foam tape & coloured black behind the mouth & the pumpkin tent stamp (bottom right) is this one by A Muse. I'll be able to show the whole thing next week but it's entered in a contest right now - so I don't think I'm allowed to share!
Megan's mum is a scrapper too, so I've not finished the embellishing & photomats but will be including a li'l kit of co-ordinating stash so that she can finish it off as she chooses.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Where The Wild Things Are

Tha challenge on Daring Cardmakers this week is to include animals - wild animals! I stole the title too - that book happens to be a bit of a personal fave. So anyway, here's mine: scary bears and pink giraffes! LOL. The background paper is a HOTP 8x8 loose paper & I've used a couple of scraps to cover the jumbo slide mounts & a scrap of 3mm chiffon ribbon to tie on the charm. The image is a sample of fabric stuff - I cannot remember the brand!

Evidently there have been a lot of giraffe, dinosaur & cow cards - so maybe I'll do another before friday - with something completely different!

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Even More Makes Today!

I've been a bit slack about doing Di's card sketches lately, which really sucks because I love them - they are so totally useable! Happily I managed to get this one done today. It didn't photograph particulary well - there's alot of white highlights & with that pale blue background I think maybe they were just a bit too subtle. Anyway, the circles are die cut from Heidi Grace Frost Pillow flocked paper (I'm loving that particular one at the mo - great texture & design!) & this pale blue one. The edges were inked with white Stazon - it gives such a great finish on the flock - the pile picks it up so you can see the texture IYGWIM. I die cut a snowflake from chipboard, triple embossed it with green petals embossing powder & stamped the A Muse Lots Of Flakes design while it was still warm. I inked that up with the white stazon too, which gave a really frosty finish. I had planned on using turquoise embossing powder but I'm all out - I think this combi worked well tho'. The letters were die cut from vellum & I doodled a bit on the edges of both the letters and the pale blue circle with a paint pen - really easy and fairly quick to do!
And because of the embossing - this card also qualifies for the technique thursday challenge! Cool huh?

Which Witch Is Which?

I took some fabby photos of our halloween window display last week, some of which are on the blog here. I'm planning a couple of spooky layouts but this witch was earmarked for little megan! It's her birthday on halloween and although she's only gonna be 2, she's very excited about her party. I also have a couple of extra makes for her (& her mum) but I'm not gonna share them tonight!

I used the Pencil Lines #53A sketch by Andrea Gourley, which was just perfect. The photo & the orange organza ribbon (on the left) were stitched on - the background papers & the ric rac were attached with metallic purple mini brads. The 'hocus pocus' (top right) is an A Muse stamp; I chalked the flower with orange - just on the petal tips & then attached it, along with the sentiment ribbon, with a great big brad. As there are absolutely no adhesives at all - this card also qualifies for the challenge over on Arty Girlz and the halloween theme makes it just right for the GPP Street Team 'Get Gothic' challenge. So that's another 3 challenge card! (YAY).

Have A Break!

Well Sean did anyway! LOL. I've been desperate to use the Cloud 9 Sorbet Villa papers since I got them last month & thought I better get in quick before they sell out. I love how this page turned out - it's actually half a double page sketch from Valerie Salmon's Got Sketch? #30 (there's only so many 'broken arm' photos that you can put into a layout methinks!)
It's a very simple page really, using just three papers (one is sparkly!) a couple of retro punches and some black ink - but I love it!
Been crafting LOADS today - so keep popping back over the next few days - I'm gonna have lots of new stuff to share with you.

The Sky's The Limit

I haven't done a Pencil Lines sketch for a while again but the Ali Edwards sketch was perfect for this photo I took just a couple of nights ago. I have flipped the sketch and replaced the original photo spaces with panels of machine stitched patterned papers but essentially all the elements are there. Fabulous for using up scraps (I soooo need more sketches like that!)
I used a sheet of deep purple textured cardstock, lilac bloom & brown mini brads from the HOTP vintage embellish-abilities kit, brown blossoms from the HOTP retro embellish-abilities kit, assorted lettering from my stash (rub on, stickers and die cuts) other than that all the bits were left over from the HOTP Personal Shopper August 07 Kit. The papers are mostly from the wedding themed collection & the 'he said, she said' accents were perfect for journaling the conversation I had with Fish before & after taking the photo.

It's 2 am & I really ought to go to bed - but I'll have more to share with you this evening. Oh! and if you like challenges, check out this one - we have a super stash prize for the best entry from all the challenges e-mailed to us during the month.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Music To My Ears

The wors prompt on All About Eve this week is 'Music' and this is my interpretation: the sound of your voice is music to my ears. Fish sings - A LOT and really loud mostly. The journaling explains this - and lists his 3 current favourites, which can change on at least a weekly basis!
The journaling is handwritten & for the title, I've used 3 different stencils and a die cut alpha. The music notes were cut with a thin cuts die from the packaging in which they came. The die won't cut right through but does create a nice deep impression, which can then be cut with a craft knife or sharp scissors. I applied white stazon to the back and adhered with a gel stick. The papers are American Crafts, The Goods (Nursery Rhymes & Powder) & HOTP, the ribbons are also American Crafts.

Friday, 12 October 2007

A Smaller Crafty Moment.

Fish (DS4 - aged 3 1/2) made this fabulous spider at school today & I just had to share it with you all. The spider is made from chenille pipe cleaners, so is wonderfully furry & soft. He says he made it all by himself but I suspect the tiniest bit of teacher-help might have been involved. The web is drawn in white pencil & has fabulous highlights of spooky green glitter. 'Twas terribly difficult to photograph with my point & click camera but I think you'll get the idea. This crafting bug runs in the family you know! LOL

Thursday, 11 October 2007

More Than Words

I had to think hard about whether to blog about this card or not & decided eventually that not only I would - but that I should, cuz blogging's not just about the good stuff, right?
A friend of mine died last week. It was a sudden heart attack & has left my street a bit shocked. Audrey was 77 and I had known her for around 19 years. When my boys were little, she was like an extra grandma to them & we will miss her.
So I had to make a sympathy card for her family & was having sooo much trouble just getting started. Ironically, it was challenges that came to my rescue. The challenge over on the store blog this week is to make a card that features words of special significance & that got me thinking about a rubber stamp I bought several years ago. I also realised that Di's October #1 sketch, which I didn't get around to doing before the deadline, would be perfect. So this is the finished card. I wanted to keep it very simple - no ribbons, embellies and all the other stuff I would usually use - just the words & some earthy papers - Audrey loved her garden.

I took maybe a little longer to make it than usual & was way more careful about the inking & layout - it needed, I needed it, to be perfect. And I found it very therapeutic to sit and make this card and think about Audrey.

The poem reads:
Do not stand by my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the soft, refreshing rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Daring Postcards

Here's another couple of cards I made at the weekend - although I think I've managed to miss all the challenge deadlines - I made them in time but I just haven't had the time to blog them! LOL. So I'll submit them anyway - and why not! The first was a Daring Cardmakers challenge to make & send a postcard. I sent it to my neice as she could do with cheering up right now - although with the state of the postal service and yet more strikes planned, I'm pretty sure I'd have been better off calling her. It's very difficult to have any sympathy with these strikes when they are seriously interrupting my business! Anyway, that's the postcard bit done. The sketch was from Sisterhood of Scrap - & I totally missed the deadline for their World Cardmaking Day celebrations. The challenge to use paint was from Caardvarks - and I made that one in time! (YAY!!)
I thought I'd been a bit clever there - I'm sure it's not a new technique but I cut stencils from the outer plastic packaging from a set of clear stamps using the Big Shot & then just stencilled the cupcake with acrylic paint. So easy & I'll be able to use the stencils again! I needed to keep the whole design flat in order to post it as a postcard (i.e., no envelope!)

The next card I couldn't show until today as I made it for Nina's birthday (which is today! Happy Birthday Hun!!) These are her fave colours right now, in fact they are also the ones she's chosen for her wedding next year. I used another of Janelle's sketches but didn't enter this one for the DT call as it's not that close to the original. Another of those yummy handmade paper flowers that I'm soooo into right now, the sentiment stamp is by A Muse. This would also have met the Sisters challenge to make a card for a friend & have it ready to post - but I missed that deadline too! LOL
I have to say though, I loved making it & there's more to creating (or should be) than deadlines. I really need to make more time to craft - these last few weeks have been a bit hard but I'm determined to make a bit more time. I've not done one of Di's sketches for a couple of weeks now - I'm sooo gutted about that as I just love her stuff. Check out her blog, it's soooo full of yummy stuff it almost makes me want to do digi! LOL. Must try harder!!

Sunday, 7 October 2007

What A Weekend!

So I finally got a chance to craft today - after constant interruptions 'til 1.30pm. I only managed to get a few cards done - with it being World Cardmaking Day yesterday, I was kinda in a card making frame of mind (it'll be layouts later in the week!)
Anyway, these two cards are from Janelle Richmond sketches over on Sketch This! Cards. I've not been over there for a couple of weeks (heck, I've not been anywhere for a couple of weeks!) so it was a bit of a shock to find that they are looking for new DT members - I'd soooooo love to be one! So the deal was you e-mail over two card designs based on a pick of three sketches.
The snowflake card uses the new Frost Pillow flock paper from the Heidi Grace Frost Boulevard collection. It has a fabby all-over velvet texture, so is perfect for making luxury Christmas cards. It doesn't come out too well on the photo but the smaller snowflake is mounted on foam tape & the sheer ribbon (from HOTP Icy Rainbow) is attached to the centre with a pewter snowflake, wraps around the inside of the card & is fixed under the snowflake along with the lurex ribbon.
The second card is actually KTPs birthday card, from the birthday swap on our forum (you should come chat with us - we love meeting new people!) I hadn't got it done in time to post on Thursday expecting to make it Thursday night and post Friday - I didn't know there were postal strikes from Friday to Wednesday of this week (or forever - it's one or the other!). Having a little more time, I decided to leave it until the weekend. So I used another of Janelle's sketches, HOTP 12x12 loose papers (here & here - I often use these for cards in classes), The printed ribbon & fibre are also HOTP & the gems (flower centres) are from A Muse (I didn't use gems 'til I discovered these!) The numbers are die cut from chipboard & covered with the same background paper.
I'd really love a place on the Sketch This! DT but if I don't get it, at least I got a couple of fabby cards out of entering.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

I've Been Tagged!

... by Alix (obviously I don't work my DT hard enough!) & I'm glad to play along (nope! I don't have time - but I'm gonna do it anyway! LOL)

So the way it goes is:
  • You link to your 'tagger' & post the rules:
  • Share 7 facts about yourself - random/weird (there's nothing weird or random about me, thank you very much!! LOL)
  • Tag 7 people & link to them
  • Leave comments on their blogs, so they know they've been tagged.

So here it is - 7 facts about me:

  1. I was born on 08/08 & share my birthday with Princess Beatrice (Fergie's daughter)
  2. I had a pet pigmy goat when I was little.
  3. My inside leg measurement is the same that Julia Roberts claimed hers to be in the film 'Pretty Woman'
  4. I've always had a thing for sean connery - & the older he gets the more I like him!!
  5. I love US crime shows (thank heavens for cable tv!)
  6. I'm vegetarian
  7. I really, really want to be a godmother (or more precisely, a mentor as I'm not religious)

I tag:

Cheryl; Di; Julie; Pam; Looby; Fab; & KTP

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