Saturday, June 28, 2008

My first DCM card

Yep, I know I don't "do" cards but, for a reason I will tell you about shortly, I decided to have a go at this weeks DCM challenge.

And, oh lucky me, the theme was lurves Christmas!!

Anyhow, the reason behind me joining in is that we have something very exciting going on over at the Bubbly Funk forum.

We're not only going to have a fabulous 2 day Cybercrop on the 20th and 21st September but we will be making cards and gifts to sell in an amazing sale to be held near me on October 18th. All proceeds of the sale are going to go to a fantastic charity, Breast Cancer Care.

We're having weekly challenges on the forum right up until the cybercrop and so will hopefully be making lots of stuff for the sale. We'll need to as well because we are going to be getting between 80 and 100 people turning up for the sale......OMG!!

So as I had a basic design for my simple Christmas card I thought I may as well 6 and make a little box to pop them all in. Here they are:

I've just realised how different some of them look from each other but I guess that's just the beauty of hand made cards....all of them unique...LOL!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Back from sunny Cornwall

Well the timed postings worked didn't they! So in the meantime we've been for a hard earned break down to visit bro in Cornwall. We were so lucky with the weather, we'd had rain here right up until the day we left and the weather just got better and better whilst we were there.

I've got a fair few photos to edit which I will do over time and post up here but for now here's a piccie of my nieces dog Jess. She is such a cutie!! This was taken in their paddock, we were playing ball with her. The shot is hand held....didn't have room in the car for the tripod...LOL! and I had to increase the ISO a tad so I could get the faster shutter speed to prevent blurring....boy she can move fast.

More holiday pics to follow soon peeps.

Friday, June 13, 2008

More cj'ing!

My entry for Carolines cj. This one has all finished now and most peeps should have got their books back. Mine is on it's way soon and I just can't wait.

As soon as I get mine back I'll photograph the pages and get in on here!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A night out with Paul Merson

A really quickie post this time. We went along to Crystal Palace for a night out with Paul Merson, it was great actually but it went on soooo late. We had to miss the 2nd comedian otherwise we'd have missed our train home. As it was it took us 2 hours to get back.....phew!!

Here's Tony with Paul in the background.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Another layout!!

Ah ha, you see, when I look through the depths of my photographs I come up will all sorts of creative things I've done.....and subsequently forgotten....LOL!!

Using one of the Wembley shots, here's a layout I did.

And a close up of the hand made button. Cut from chipboard, inked and embossed to give that fab glow.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Cowpie Rally

Well we went a while ago actually but I've only just got round to blogging it!! It's really just a country show to be honest but Tony and I had been meaning to go for about 5 years and always seemed to miss it!

Heres a few shots of the day:

Gun dog action (I won't tell you how many shots I took to get this one...LOL)

A beautiful Andalusian showing off.

An Eagle Owl, he was fabulous.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bubbly Funk May kit!

This was an absolutely lush kit and I thoroughly enjoyed creating with this one.

Here's what I did:

I loved the chipboard accents and the chunky swirl really added something to this layout.

The little birdies were just right for this mini book and I've used the chunky Sizzix staples for holding the photos inside.

And finally a paper bag book with some fantastic chipboard jigsaw pieces.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Catching up!!

Righteo, the scheduled blogging thing worked a treat so here goes.

To catch up on what's been going on I've written a few posts and scheduled them, so keep checking back every couple of days. I will have to see if this works for me eh!!!

Well apart from masses of work (which is just plain dull) I have had a little bit of time to do other things.

Tony loves his football and his 2nd fave team got to the final of a league cup so we had the opportunity to go to Wembley. The trip was made extra special as we went with two dear friends who were flying out to New Zealand to live the very next day so it was the last time we would see them in a while. Here's a few shots.

Peter, Denise and Tony in Hyde Park.

Some youngsters having a tea party, what a fantastic idea!!!

Awww bless, Tony and I.....and we're both smiling.....jeez!!

First view of Wembley Stadium from the station.

They were both for him.......honest.......LOL!!

Inside the stadium

Getting arty with the camera!

Peter and Denise.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Checking out the new scheduled function

This may just be my saviour. I could have a mammoth blogging session and pre-date everything so it publishes every few days....hmmmmmm.

I'm going to test this. I am typing this message on Sunday morning but I will schedule it to appear on Monday morning....we'll see what happens.

Some more creations for the Bubbly Funk April kit. A decorated notebook and a key ring.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Where have I been?...................

Ha ha.....the wanderer has returned.......except.........I haven't been wanderin' anywhere except into the office and back!!

I have been up to my eyes in work for nearly 2 months and I still have loads to do.

Anyway I have made a little time here and there to be creative so here are one or two little snippets.

A layout of our fabby weekend in Birmingham last year with the Bubblies.

The layout I did for the April kit for Bubbly Funk

Right, there will be more soon, I promise.