Friday, October 2, 2009


Hi folks

Well, it's a gey dour day here in Edinburgh and it's supposed to rain all weekend so what better way to brighten it up than with a bit of crafting. I got this stamp with some of the money my mum gave me for my birthday. I think she's a lovely wee thing - I love all her wee baubles!

I can enter her for the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Green and red. My favourite Christmas colours; I've got a bit of gold in here as well but I think that will be ok.
Creative Card Crew - All that sparkles.
A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas
One Stop Crafts - Die Cuts

My card recipe:

Image: Baubles by Sugar Nellie
Sentiment: Just Right Sentiments
Coloured with Promarkers
DPs: Paper Adventures Holiday Joy Multi Stripes and Red Swirls from an old QVC pack
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Hero Arts and punched - coloured with Promarkers
Brads: Papermania and from stash
Spacers: Eggstravaganza
Ribbon and gold cord: from stash
Tools: Cuttlebug
Swiss dots embossing folder
Spellbinders Labels
Nestabilities plain and scalloped circles
Fiskars snowflake punch
Stickles: Red, green and gold
Diamond glaze - I've put it on the baubles to make them look glassy. Hope you can see it.
Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Rich Gold - sprayed on flowers

We had a wee trip up to Perth last week to what used to be one of the craft shops we visited regularly. I say "used to be" because we won't be going back. I bought a punch there some time ago which cost quite a lot of money and I didn't think it worked very well. When I phoned about it, she advised me to stand on it! When we were there on Saturday, a woman had bought a MS punch which was obviously broken and she was trying to return it - trying being the appropriate word. The woman who owns the shop had a go at it and when it wouldn't cut properly she had a pokey tool and some scissors at the punch and paper and then proceeded to tell the customer it was fine! Isn't the punch supposed to cut the paper itself? Is it only me who thinks punches are seriously over-priced in the first place, without buying ones that don't work? Not only that, when the customer had gone, she proceeded to whisper to her colleague about her, in front of us. Needless to say, we won't be going back - not even for a sheet of paper. I'll take my custom somewhere where they know how to treat people who are spending good money.

That's my rant for the week. No Strictly tonight - what a disappointment. I wish they'd make their blooming minds up but there's a new series of CSI so that will do nicely. Have a good weekend.



Denise Clark said...

So pretty! Love the flowers and the way you did the ribbon with the sentiment! Very nice!

JessicaLynn said...

HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY!! I hope that you are having a great one and feeling creative. We have blog candy at my blog too! Come on in and take a look!

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lynne :-)I love this image and the papers and embellies are fab :-)
What a nasty shopping experience ,,, I shop at Simon says ,, the staff are fabby :-)))))

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and wonderful sweet image.

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