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A Gentleman's birthday card

A Gentleman's birthday card Whoops.....glossy accents isn't completely dry on the sentiment but I'm impatient and took the photos anywhoodles. What in the name of bejeezes is goin' on here??  There appears to be a card on this post and I'm not sure......but I'd nearly swear that I made it!!  Can someone take me to the doctor please because I've obviously hit my head because I don't do cards last time I checked.  In fact I nearly had a hissy fit when one of my cousins suggested I should start up my own card business after she saw my wedding invites, thank you cards and a few other wee bits and pieces, lol.  Now having my own business.....yeah who wouldn't want to do something they love, day in day out and get paid for it.  But a card business!!!!????  My idea of a complete nightmare. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in any way dissing what you lovely girlies do.  In fact, its the complete opposite.  I admire every single one of you for all th

Calling All Bloggers................I NEED your Help!!

EDIT.....Just letting you know.....I found it (Jan 2014!). Yes its taken me 2 whole years to find, almost to the day in fact.  But I finally found this die on Ebay.  I did have to pay considerably more than what my American Kin would have....but it was worth it to me and that is all that matters.  And it will hold its value, no doubt as its a rare die.  I can't wait to start making flowers now.  Thank you to everyone who initially left comments and tried to help me out on this one. Hi Folks.  Ok its not as dramatic as the title sounds but I do need your help.  I am trying to find a die that is no longer in production but I REALLY want it.  I have written to Sizzix and asked them do they happen to have one lying about somewhere just sitting on a shelf or in a bottom drawer somewhere and sadly.............they do not.  And yes, I actually did ask them did they have one lying about on a shelf or in the bottom of a drawer somewhere......I have no shame, lol.  And So I am asking all o

Blog Candy Redraw .....One New Winner

5 out of the 6 candy winners have sent me their details for me to send them their blog candy.  Thank you were all super quick in replying.  Sadly Larisa from 21Stitches didn't get in touch with me to claim her Blog Candy within the 48 hour time period.  And I very clearly stated in the rules that if I didnt hear from the winners within 48 hours that I would be redrawing names.  So, sadly it looks like one of my candies will not be making its way to Moscow, Russia. So, here we go, ...............REDRAW DRUM ROLL............ ..........And the redraw winner is............ Tilly from Tillys Crafty Corner Tilly, you have 24 hours in which to email me your details.  Please understand that I cannot keep this open for ages for winners to email me their details.  I only want to have to go to the post office once and its not very fair to keeps the other winners waiting for their goodies.  So if I do not receive the details within 24 hours , Im afraid I will again have

Drum Roll Please ..........And the Winners are..........!

Afternoon folks.  Im gonna be quick and not keep you all in suspenders....Opps!  Thats not the right word......Or is it, you kinky minx's??! Anyway, I wanted to take photos of Scrubby pulling out each name but he has a tummy bug and wasnt feeling terribly photogenic, so Im afraid you will not be seeing the photos of the names being drawn. Anyway..............the winners no particular order............. Karen from Karen's Sparkle and Glitter Donna Mosley from My Happy Place Jayne from A Space to Create Christine L from Handmade by Christine Kim from Me, Myself and the World Larrik (Larisa) from 21Stitch  (21Kpectnk) Congratulations ladies.  If you would send me your addresses and details to me please.  My email is at the top of my blog.  You have 48 hours in which to do so, after which time I will have to redraw a name. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has very kindly followed my blog.  I realise Im a bit of a waffler and a tad

Life in an Altered Tray - Mixed Media altered tray

Life in an Altered Tray - Mixed Media altered tray Altered Tray Good morning my little Loopy Loo's.  And how are we this fine Tuesday morning?  I've been up to me old altering tricks again.  My poor long suffering Scrubby cant bring anything into the house now without me trying to knick it and claim it as something I can alter, heehee.  Apparently "Not everything needs altered or distressed"....according to Scrubby!  "Such blasphemy"....I protest! And I'm not one bit ashamed to say that my cat was put out last night covered in sparkly glitter.  Yep, that's what happens when you rudely interrupt me mid flower glittering! And she......Nimbus our cat that is, was very impatient and was doing the cat equivalent to a funny little gig you do when you're bursting for the loo, that she didn't give me the time to wash the glitter off my hands.....face, arms, hair.....and all over my clothes.  So, she was scooped up into my glittery arms,

Flower Tutorial using Spellbinders Rose Creations Die - The Peace Rose

Flower Tutorial using Spellbinders Rose Creations Die - The Peace Rose Hi folks. This is gonna be short and sweet "Aye right" I hear you snort!!  No really is a short post.  I just wanna see if this works for a start as I may start to do video tutorials for those who like to see things being done in real time and not in a million photos!  So, this is a quick wee video just of the last flower I did, the Peace Rose. Let me know what you think.  Would you like to see video tutorials?  Maybe add them on to the end of my normal photo tutorials?  I know I'm the type of person who likes to see it done in front of me so I thought it might be handy for others too.  Now Im not talking in this one.....I have put some lovely Taylor Swift music on instead.  I didn't want to scare the bejeezes out of you with my Northern Irish accent just yet, lol.  It so happens that I wanna keep all my lubbly jubbly followers and my accent may scare you off!!  But you might hea

Another Altered Chocolate Box!! Im not a gorb...honest!!

Another Altered Chocolate Box!! Pretty Shabby Chic Vintage style Box  Pictures are rubbish ..... the lighting was awful!  Bloody winter!  Baaaa! Yes I realise it may seem like its been FOREVER since you've had me nattering in your ear .... but do not despair ....... for I have returned!  Heehee.  I've been so busy since Christmas my head feels like its doing a bit of an Exorcist move and me old noggin keeps spinning around!!  Anywho....onwards and upwards as they say.... I know, I are all gonna be thinking "Another bloody altered box?  How much chocolate do you eat woman??!!"  Well, to answer that question......I love chocolate and could eat it until it came out of me ears.  But to be completely honest, as much as I would love to be able to eat chocolate until it came out of me ears......I cant, unless I dont care about fitting through my doors!!  But, I have been collecting boxes for a long time.  And even when family member get choccies