Friday 28 November 2008

Good news aboput Paddy and Poppy!!!!

Good morning all, just a quick update ......... I got the orders I needed to go ahead and order the stamps :-D

I e-mailed the company yesterday and am just waiting for them to come back to me now so hopefully Paddy and Poppy will be winging their way to happy crafters VERY soon.

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Paddy and Poppy Progress Post!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my attempts to get Paddy and Poppy out into the big wide world. So far I have had 25 stamps pre-ordered so I only need another 5 to be ordered before I take the plunge! If anyone out there would like to order any of the images please let me know.

We now have 8 designs in the first collection:
Santa Paddy
Angel Poppy
Baby on tummy
Schoolboy Paddy
Schoolgirl Poppy
Graduate Poppy
New Mum Poppy with Baby
Get Well Soon

Monday 24 November 2008

Paddy and Poppy - my new project and BLOG CANDY

I am lucky enough to have a rather artistic dad who had created some little cute characters with me in mind! I am thinking of having them turned into rubber stamps which would be available for sale initially through my website at But I need to see if people would be interested in buying enough of them to make it viable before I go ahead! Following my dad's lead I have 8 different designs lined up ready to go.

If you would be interested in buying any of the designs, please leave a message on this post so I can judge the amount of interest that is out there.

To celebrate the launch of the designs, I am offering some blog candy! I have some 12x12 sheets of Papermania Decorated Acetate and 12x12 coredinations cardstock so it's suitable for cardmakers or scrapbookers alike! Simply mention my new characters and my giveaway on your blog and then leave a message on here and a link to your blog so I can go and have a nosey! I will do a draw for the winner on 1st December :)

Sunday 16 November 2008

Ever wish you hadn't started something?

I finally had to admit that my crafting stash was taking up FAR too much room in the dining room and sort it all out! Hubby wants it all well hidden in time for the Christmas decorations to go up and as I usually put the tree up on December 1st I thought I'd better make it sooner rather than later.

Well after over 24 hours I can actually see the back of the dining table at last! For the past goodness knows how long it has been covered in boxes and piles full of crafting stuff and it's amazing what was in there that I had forgotten about!!!!!!!!

In the midst of the chaos I have found 2 corner rounder punches, 4 embossing tools, 2 unopened packs of the same style of ribbon, 8 robo cut Christmas cards that I had forgotten about and 5 pairs of scissors amongst other things!!!

The REALLY bad bit is that I STILL haven't finished :S However the dining room does look a lot bigger than it did and Hubby is a lot happier than he was!

One of my DoCrafts friends Ann has started her scrapping December project from Shimelle Laine's class and it looks like it will be a great journey. Unfortunately I can't spare the $30 price tag for the class at the moment so I will have to give it a miss but I have decided to try to scrap some of the most important bits of the build up to Christmas as well as the big day itself. It's always busy with the kids and with Litte Miss's birthday being right in the middle of it but the thought of recording bits like the decorating the tree, wrapping the presents, school concerts and parties and the like has got me feeling all festive. Jingle all the way!

Friday 14 November 2008

I got a visit from the stash fairy

One of my LOVELY crafting friends who will remain nameless sent me a parcel of crafting goodies today and it made my day! Especially since one of the items was a luscious, flower shaped Cosmo Cricket tag book that I can't wait to play with!

I delivered my order to the school today - 30 cards, all with a watercoloured stamped image on the front took a little longer than I anticipated but at least they are done and the head was pleased with them.

I've also arranged to make a large advent calendar for my eldest son's classroom - the teacher is getting each child to make a picture to go in one of the windows so I just have to do something for the front.

Thursday 13 November 2008

I've been busy but I'm back again

I've been making the 30 Christmas cards that were ordered by the headmistress for her to send to the governors etc. I've also been making sample candles for mum and dad to show off at their fundraising event in Camelford on Saturday - they turned into a bit of a pain coz the printer kept smudging all the text. I finally got it sorted in time for Dad to collect them yesterday.

I was on such a high last week after seeing my cards on the telly! Hayley had 8 of the 10 cards I sent her on display for the whole show AND she copied one of my designs as an in-show sample make!!!!! I literally bounced around the living room and was talking so quickly it was like some sort of high! I can't wait to try some more products once they are ready for me to try another CD. I'll keep you posted......

My doodled designs are coming along and should soon be able to go onto the website. I hope that people will think that they are worth buying! I like the line drawing effect so I hope other people do as well.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Some REALLY exciting news

Well, I think it's exciting anyway Little Lou's Craft Supplies is having a premier show on Create and Craft and Ideal World shopping channels on Saturday night at 5pm.

"What's so exciting about that?" I hear you ask .............. well, they are premiering a new CD of Toffee Bear designs and should have some fab samples on show on the telly for everyone to see!

Hmmmmm, maybe I should mention that the reason I am so keen to see the show is because 10 of the samples for it have been made by ME

I can now officially say that I am a member of Little Lou's Card Design Team and that has made me feel like a kid at Christmas! It might not seem like much to some of you who are more experienced Design Team members but it's a progression I've wanted to make for a while and to know that Hayley and the team at Little Lou's have faith in my designs gave me a real buzz.

Monday 3 November 2008

I'm back again

I've missed a few days because we've had a busy time of it. My nan has been down visiting from Liverpool so we've been trying to get as many visits in as possible, along with numerous kids parties and a hubby with a stinking cold (I would say ManFlu but I'd get told off!)

Nan asked me to make some Christmas cards for her while she was down so she got a selection of 12 cards from the website designs plus four personalised designs for the great grandkids.

Saturday 1 November 2008

How would you like to win some SERIOUS candy?

On Elaine's blog there is the chance to win not just one Promarker but a whole load of them! All you need to do is leave her a comment and link it to your blog and you're in with a chance.

Would you want a trick from this little lot!?!

Portly Pumpkin, Pinky the Witch and Pop-out-Eye the Pirate

This is the first year that my kids have really got into the whole halloween thing so we went to a party at their friends house, went trick or treating around the local houses and played daft party games. Even the adults got dressed up ----- I was a witch with a green face and a black wart and a hat that didn't fit (hats NEVER fit me, my head's always too big for them!)but I didn't want to risk breaking the camera taking my photo!

Wow another award!

It's called The Wylde Women Award and it's purpose is to send love to and acknowledge women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

The rules of the award are:

1. You can give to one or one hundred or any number in between.

2. Make sure you link to their site.

3. Link back to Tammy hereso that she can visit all these great women.

4. Remember the purpose of the award.

I would like to pass the award on to Sue bubbles, Em and Alex