Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Awwwww, shucks!

Despite being a notoriously bad blogger (everyone has to be notorious for something I think) the lovely Hotchpotch decided (for whatever reason) I am deserving of a block award! Go me!

I should point out that the rather large truck filled with different varieties of hot chocolate, tea and ice cream which is heading straight for Anne's house has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with me.

Liebster is a German word that translates to; dearest, beloved or in this case favorite. The idea of the Liebster Award is to give it to an up and coming blog with fewer than 200 followers. – in order to create new connections, and bring attention to their wonderful blogs.
Here are the conditions that go along with accepting the award;
  1. Thank the Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.
  3. Copy and paste the Liebster Blog Award on your blog.
  4. Present the award to 5 bloggers who have a following 200 or less, who you feel deserve it.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog

ahhh, of course I am completely unprepared for the last two, so we'll just call that a work in progress, and come back soon to see who gets the award!

Hair She Goes….

Ok, so who remembers The Laa’s? Great song, unfortunately it will be stuck in my head for the rest of the week now! The reason for the slightly obscure title (other than my titles generally are rather obscure. No wait, my whole blog is rather obscure. I digress.) is I am trying to get the hang of colouring hair.
I have immersed myself in many a blog post and YouTube video over the last few months, and everyone seems to do hair so differently! I have tried to do the thing where you leave a strip of white showing, but I really can’t get to grips with that, it just looks odd when I try it. This lovely lady was supposed to be a red head. Not quite happening, is it?

The image is one of the recent release by A Day for Daisies, called Poppies in My Hair. She's coloured with Promarkers and then die cut using a Nellie Snellen die I bought ages ago and seldom used. Not sure about the bling-thing going on in the corner, but it’s stuck down real well so I have no further choice in the matter!
The sentiment is stamped using another new purchase – someone had been using Flitter Glu on one of the Papercraft Planet forums, so I had to get me some. It’s a very tacky glue you can apply to rubber and clear stamps instead of ink, and then cover with glitter or gilding flakes (which come in the Starter Kit). Quite a few online craft stores in the UK are stocking the starter kit now, and it’s also available directly from IndigoBlu.
As far as challenges go just the one today and that is Passion for Promarkers - die cuts

Saturday, April 21, 2012

All About the Boy

So, small odd man finally turned three recently - he'd had enough of being two. I thought perhaps a birthday card was in order, along with copious amounts of cake, and set to with a lovely Mo.

Thar she blows.....

Coloured with Promarkers (of course) with the stripey paper being a magazine freebie by We R Memory Keepers.

Challenges for today:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Spots or Stripes
Totally Gorjuss - Boys Toys

Thank you and Goodnight ;)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Time flies.....

Ok, so I'm a terrible blogger, yeah, yeah, yeah. Now tell me something I don't know...... Did you know you're 30% more likely to lose weight by dieting, if you eat porridge for breakfast? Talk about random.

Down to business - contrary to popular belief I have not been wandering lost and alone in a crafting wilderness, just a blogging wilderness. Not surprising then that I have a few cards up my sleeves (not literally, they are a bit pointy to keep up sleeves) ready for blogging over the next few ......(insert days/weeks/months/years as you feel appropriate).

Tonight's offering is a birthday card made for one of my small man's little friends, who had a birthday recently. The digi is adorable and is called "Noah plays Pirate in the Bath" by Sassy Cheryl, who is having a big clearout with many a bargain to be had, by the way.

Who could resist him? Also notice the frog eyeing up the ladybug! He's been coloured in with Promarkers, and I've inked the edges with some Wild Honey Distress Ink, papers are Basic Grey (Out of Print) and Websters Pages (either Western Romance or All About Me, not sure which.....).

Challenges for this one are:

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #110 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #63 - Water (well, it is a bath.....)