30 August 2009

Me again!

So okay I said I was going, but I've just gone back on to check everything posted okay. Not sure what I am doing wrong but it looks like my line spacing is all over the place and how on earth do you include a link in your post like I see so many other peeps do. Any comments and advice on posting would be gratefully appreciated. I'm sure its very simple but I can be incredibly dense at times!!!! Bye for now.


It never rains but it pours!!

Are you ready for this extra long post. If you get bored before the end I can only apologise, but I did warn you that "it never rains but it pours!!!!"

Okay, so I apologise I haven't managed to blog everyday, but I have managed to finish off some cards I had lying around that were not quite finished. I have a very bad habit of flitting from project to project before I've finished them so at any one time I could have two or three on the go. Might explain why my craft stash is always in such a complete mess.

Anyway, first up is a card I made following a sketch challenge (I think it was a Sugar Bowl one) but I cut it way too fine and missed the deadline.


Stamps: Sugar Nellie "windswept" from Funky Kits coloured with copics
Paper: Paper Cellar
Tools: Martha Stewart doily border punch, nesties

This card was made with a stamp from The Greetings Farm entitled "Edward" and I think he is adorable and so versatile. I struggle with mens cards so I was quite pleased with how this turned out. He is coloured with my beloved copics. I'm not finding them as easy as I thought they would be but I do love them and the effect they give. I'm not one for giving up so will continue to practice, but I have a way to go.

Stamps: "Edward" from The Greetings Farm coloured with copics
Paper: Dovecraft masculine set
I'm sure all you seasoned crafters out there have realised I used peel offs a bit for sentiments. I know quite a few people don't like them, I think they are okay I am just finding them useful at the moment as a stop gap as I do not have many greetings stamps yet, but as my stash grows I am sure I will not be using them half as much.
And finally (at last I hear you sigh!)

This is my first ever Magnolia. I only have two at the moment and this was the one I chose to ink up first. I tried and I tried not to buy any but every time I looked at them and saw creations you were all making with them I caved and bought myself a couple.


Stamp: Magnolia "Tough Edwin" coloured with copics
Paper and buttons from stash (sorry cannot recember where the paper is from)

Okay, that is finally it from me for today. If you are still with me at this point I am so very grateful for you taking the time to hop on to my little blog. If you feel you would like to leave a comment that would be lovely and I would love to read what you think and really do appreciate it. Okay I really am off now as I've just checked the time (2.30 a.m) and I won't want to get up if I dont go get some shut eye.

Hugs to everyone.

25 August 2009

Funky Kits Autumn Kit

Ooh ooh, guess what just been over to the Sugar Nellie blog and there are some sneak peeks of the new Christmas Manga girls and also the Autumn kit is available to purchase over at Funky Kits. Love love love this site such gorgeous stamps to be had. Anyway if you pop on over to the Sugar Nellie blog http://sugarnellie.blogspot.com and scroll down a little in the current post there is a code for the Autumn kit which when you enter the code when buying the autumn kit at Funky Kits there will be a little surprise. My kit is on its way to me as we speak and I cant wait.

All that is left now is for me to stalk Funky Kits and get me a set of the seriously gorgeous Christmas Manga girls stamps when they are out!!!

Thats all from me for now gotta a lot of crafting to catch up on been too tired the past couple of days with outings with the kiddiwinkles and all. So I'll bid you goodnight and catch up soon. Hugs to all Ann-Marie xxx

23 August 2009

Has it been that long?

Yea, I have my first follower, hi its good to hear from you thank you so much.

Has it really been that long since my last post, gosh doesn't it go fast. Well, what have I been up to since I took the plunge and set up my blog? Well, I am pleased to say I did purchase those stamps I had my eye on plus quite a few others since then. I'm getting myself quite a nice collection now. Its just no good though nobody warned me how addictive it all is, seriously I do think I have all the major signs of withdrawals symptoms if I haven't purchased anything crafty for at least a week!!

Anyway, just in case you happen to come across my little patch here are some piccies of a few things I have made recently. My wonderful hubby did buy me the copic ciaos for our anniversary and I am currently trying to master them, not as easy as I thought it was going to be, but I'm perservering and I'll post something soon which I have used them on.

Note to self stop rambling and just get on with it girl!
Sorry, for the extra long post, thats it from me for today. I promise not to leave it so long next time I'm going to try and be a good blogger and update more often - not sure I'll manage every day but I'll do my best. Thank you for hopping on to mine and any comments are very much appreciated. Hugs to everyone, love Ann-Marie.