Wednesday, 26 February 2014

just because



totally unrelated items bought from the same charity shop in Sutton in Ashfield, don't know what I'm going to use the tea time pot for, probably sugar or my green tea bags. The tortoise? I just bought because he looked so cute and lonely, he now sits on the cupboard in the living room.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

bleep bleep bleepty bleep

AAAAAAAAARRGHGHGHGHGHGHGH!!!

where did ALL my links go??????? ALL OF THEM!!!! YOU deleted them Blogger you little so and so!
So now I will have to spend a lifetime trying to get them sorted AND try to remember other links I added.........

*is pained*

*IS VERY PAINED*

Friday, 7 February 2014

pan stand or is it?


Spotted these (two identincal ones) in my favourite charity shop in chesterfield, where I work. Not using them as pan trivets/trivetts........ going to hang them under one another on a wall, love the tarnished brown coppery look which goes with the d├ęcor in my living room, or as my grandma would say 'back' room and where we watch tv is the parlour. Nobody uses parlour any more, its a shame we lose lovely words in the name of modernity and progress. Not going to get on my shouty step!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

horses of courses!

Over at cardz 4 guyz  the challenge this week celebrates the Chinese New Year, the year of the horse.
I wanted to do a vintage looking card, so popped over to the graphics fairy to see look through her amazing image library, eventually settling on this French thorobred horse (which is what the wording on the picture translates to), to keep the French theme I put bon anniversaire as the greeting

card in stock over at purplemurtle crafts
 
5x5 white card stock
Prima "Botanical" collection papers
walnut promarker
Creata dark mirror board
peel offs
 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

puppy love

Cutie Valentines card, am making a few of these to sell at work, with different poems/song lyrics on them, at the moment they just have hearts on them but I may do some more with images as well.
 

5x5 white card blank tentfold
Bugaboo Stamps "dog heart topper"
Me to You "With Love" backing paper/heart
Candi stamps sentiment
bling
promarkers
 
"Puppy Love" lyrics by Donny Osmond
 
The dog was roughly coloured in on purpose although it was accidental that I made him lop-eyed!
Have christened him Worf after my beloved Boxer who we had for 10 happy wappy years.