Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Last week as a GDT

Well this is the last week as a GDT at passion for promarkers. It has been great fun, but boy I do not know how the girls do it every month!

This weeks challenge is burnt umber and marsh green. Our sponsors this week are
This is my take on the colours. It was nearly a no go this week as I thought I had burnt umber only to realise that it was umber I had! Thanks to Debs for sending me the 5 of her double promarkers!!!! xxxx The parcel also contained a gorgeous Birthday card (with hedgehog) and enough stamped images to last me a lifetime! Thank you so much Deb!!!
This is poise (you impressed Deb??? Prob not cos I do not know who made it lol) It is one of the images I received and I love it.
Good luck everyone
Manda xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Challenge 25 PFP

This weeks challenge is a fab sketch from Ida and any colours.

I had such fun making this I love this image it is one of my favorites. Also gave her a bit of a 3d look, gosh was that fiddly!

So this is my take on Ida's mega sketch.

And a close up!

This weeks sponsor is Secret crafter and up for grabs is 6 promarkers!

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Challenge 24 PfP - Canary and Grass

Well this week it was my choice of colours at PFP and it took me ages to decide! I like my bright colours and this combo had not been used before.
Sorry I am hopeless at all the stamp stuff so I have no idea what stamp is from who lol. My lovely friend Deb sent me a load of stamped images when I first started and this is one of them.
This weeks sponsor is Joanna Sheen who has very kindly donated a £10 voucher
Well today is the first day of stopping smoking! WELL it was yesterday but the patch made me ill so I took it off and had a cig lol So today I am going cold turkey. Got 2 boxes of smints and a will of iron (I hope!)
Can not wait to see all the creations this week, it is all so exciting!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Passion for Promarkers - #23, GDT Post

Well this is my first ever GDT card AND my first ever hedgehog card! Anyine who knows me knows that hedgehogs are my favorite animal!

The challenge this week at Passion for promarkers is any colours but with an animal theme.
I have only used promarkers on this card even the flowers and sentiment. It is very simple, nothing to do with it being a rush job as the last few weeks have flown in. Had to have the card ready by Friday too as I am currently in Amsterdam.

Challenge sponsor this week is

Catch up with everyone when I get home xxxx

Monday, 19 October 2009

PfP challenge

This week it is a fab sketch and ANY colours woohoo. This is just a quick post of my card that I did at 3am this morning cos I couldn't sleep!

I did a wee bit of craft shopping today and have bought something a wee bit different for one of the challenges. Will need to play about to see if the promarkers will work with it! But if not I can give it to my neice Ellie to do something with lol

Well I have to blog and run got a docs appointment and the parking is HORRENDOUS!!! Might get back in time for my diner lol

Monday, 12 October 2009

PFP challenge and one for fun

This week the challenge is a recipe. 3 shapes 2 papers and 1 ribbon.
I am hoping that my paper flower counts as a shape! Bought a few new stamps and some more colours of promarkers so thought I would try them out.

This is my first attempt with the grey pens.

Can not believe what a wii freak my hubby has become! Even after doing his back in trying to add spin to the bowling ball!!! It has been great fun though, thought it would be yet another computer console that I would be playing by myself! I can not get on it!

Friday, 2 October 2009

I am sooo excited

I have just bought a Wii !!!! Can not believe I am going out tonight and wont get to keep playing lol.
Going to pamper night to raise money for First Steps playgroup (for additional support needs) Going to have a tarot reading and a manicure, then head straight back to play on the wii lol
Having to work tomorrow so having to drive tonight! It is Signpost's open day and AGM.

I have bought ANOTHER 10 promarkers, even got some of the new colours. The way the post is just now though I may just get them in time for xmas!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Well I have been back for a week and this is the first chance I have got to blog a few of my holiday photos! I have not even been near my crafting stuff!!!!
This is john and I with the maddest couple I have ever met! they were so much fun, my cheeks were sore with laughing!
This is Edward! He goes on every holiday!
Some old monastery at Baffa Lake
And of course the good old beach pic lol

Now just counting down the sleeps till Amsterdam, 26 to go lol
I am now getting VERY nervous about my 4 cards I have to produce for my months stint as a GD at PFP. Will really need to look into getting some more stamps, everyone will be sick fed of of my gg's lol REALLY need to get some practice in!
Manda xx

Friday, 4 September 2009

I am on holiday!

That's me finished at work for 17days! Got my hair cut today and going to get the brows waxed and eyelashes dyed in a bit. Still got a wee bit of packing to do.
I so can not wait till tomorrow to be away from all this rain!
when I looked up our resort in Turkey this morning it was 33c at 9.50 am! IDEAL!
Catch up with you all when I get back!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Glitter and girly

This is my entry for this weeks challenge over at PfP. I was not sure if I could make time for this weeks challenge but with such a fab combo I couldn't resist.

So what if my clothes go in the case with a few creases lol

You do not get the real glitter effect from the photos but you do when you click on them to see the big image.

Good luck to everyone in the next 2 weeks. Think I may have withdrawals! Not using my new markers for over 2 weeks aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh lol

Mind you the sun, sand and sea may take my mind of it, either that or all the wine!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Last minute as usual!

Can not believe this is me just posting my entry for this weeks challenge at PfP!
I have had this folder ready for over a week!
It has been so hectic at work and at home I have not had a minute to myself!
I have now bought all my clothes for holiday, got the bargain of the century yesterday in Edinburgh got over £260 worth of clothes for £47!!! WOOHOO Any one who knows me knows how I like a bargain lol

For a wee change I did not make a card this week. Did an image folder, never made one before and I am fairly happy with it.

Not sure if I will make this weeks challenge as I now have hunners of ironing to do! Only 5 sleeps till my holiday and work is soooo hectic.

Monday, 17 August 2009

This weeks challenge at PfP

This weeks colours were Rose pink and Cocoa. I loved this combo.
Here is my card

Went for a simple card as I am still not feeling that great. Have had an abscess in my jaw bone and it has been one hellish week! I would not wish the pain on ANYONE!
I just love the pink and brown paisley paper! (THANKS DEB!)

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Scared and excited!

OMG I am going to be a guest designer for a month over at "Passion for Promarkers"

I am soo excited but also a tad scared. lol

I have only had my precision instruments for a couple of months and I love using them, but I always find at hard to then transfer this into a half decent card. Oh the pressure to do 4 good cards!!!! lol

I am really looking forward to it as Debs has told me how fantastic all the ladies are, and I am delighted to be getting this opportunity to to try and up my game!

guest designer

Monday, 10 August 2009

PFP Sketch and any colours

I have finally got round to making a card for the PFP challenge. I have missed the last few weeks.

I have very exciting news too, but saving it for tomorrow lol

Well I have to keep something to post!

Better late then never

I am a bad bad blogger! Not updated my page in ages! Opps
Have made a few cards but only have one to share. Made my Sister a Birthday card last week.

Have also been making some mock ups of Jennifer's wedding invitations. We were very happy with one of them so looks like I have about 100 of them to make! Thankfully they are very simple, and Jennifer wants to help!

John and I were at the Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday night, it was mega. We went to "Forth on the fringe" Radio Forth is our local radio station and they had organised loads of great acts to appear to raise funds for their "cash for Kids" charity. We saw The Chippendales (yum yum), four comedians, a variety act and some singers, the Proclaimers played their first acoustic set in 20 years and they were fab!

Monday, 13 July 2009

The Proposal

Well I did say the photo was class!!!!!! HEEHEE

Ellie (who is 7) did so well to capture the moment so well! lol

Then a nicer one lol

Thursday, 9 July 2009

PFP Cahllenge

This weeks challenge, just a quick post got to go and get John his passport photo's and as usual I was too busy making this card to notice the time! oops.
Was great to work to a sketch as I ALWAYS find it difficult to place all the bits to make a card look nice. If I could just colour the images I would be happy lol

Monday, 6 July 2009

PFP moss green and poppy red 2

Just had to do another card for the callenge lol Had to try the colours out on my new Gorguss girl stamp and finally use my flower punches I bought a while back.

10,000 Post Candy

My bud Deb is having a fantatic give away to celebrate 10,000 posts on her blog!!! WOW now that is a LOT!

So head on over to her blog to enter!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Fab news!

My sister has got engaged!!! woohoo Her lovely man Mark got down on one knee while they where on holiday in Lanzarote, produced the most gorgeous ring and asked the question! I so wish I had a copy of the photo, my sister just burst into tears and the photo gets her in mid grimace! lol Mark says he is going to have the photo put on his tshirts for his stags night!

I had to make a card of course!
Went for very simple!
I am sooo happy for her. Now I just need to lose loads of weight for the wedding!! AHHHH

PFP moss green and poppy red

Well here goes with another great combo of colours at PFP. This week was Moss green and Poppy red with the added theme of something tasty. This is my entry.

Thought I would also share my storage system for my precision instruments!

Think I really need to buy something to store them a tad better huh!

And lastly took another photo of my newly finished living room that shows the whole of my wild wallpaper wall lol
I am still sitting at night and looking at it lovingly lol

I am now off to TRY and make another card, have (as usual) coloured the image just need to set it up as a card! This is my downfall lol

Sunday, 28 June 2009

PFP challenge

This weeks challenge is Meadow green and Lemon

Here is my take on the colours.

The Happy Birthday banner is also coloured with Meadow green, it does not show up well on the photo.

Was great to get my promarkers back out. I missed doing the challenge last week due to the decorating. I did do a card but it was soooo bad lol Realised on Sunday morning that the card I was making for my Dad was only half done! So had to quickly throw the image (done in red and blue) onto a card with what materials that I could still access. Was not a good look lol

Thought I would still share the image I coloured, though not the card! lol

Woo hoo can finally get some crafting done!

We have finally finished decorating my living room. It has been a nightmare as we live in a one bedroom flat. Just doing the living room caused chaos is every room! Had to use ALL the other rooms to store all the furniture from the living room. But it is DONE and I am soooooo happy with it.
Work in progress
And the finished article.
So glad thats it done, it wont be getting done again in a while!!! LOL