31 July 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Over at Hannes Kreative blog she is celebrating 10000 hits and is offering FANTASTIC CANDY. This is what you'll have to do to join in:- spread the word about her blog candy in your blog.- find three -3- poems or verses or phrases that can be used for cards, in Norwegian, Swedish or English, and send them to her at hanne.skogvold@ntebb.no with the heading "Blog Candy Words". NB! You are not supposed to write poetry yourself, just find something you like! Leave a comment in this post after you've done that. This is the yummy candy you'll get.

Over at Stampin'Piper she is celebrating 5000 and has fantastic blog candy to giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog and post a link on your blog to her blog. She will choose a random winner on 9th August.

20 Free Fonts

Just a quick one this morning Scrap N Fonts have 20 free fonts to give away. This is the last chance so you'd better be quick.

30 July 2008

Blog Candy @ Pink Gem

Over at Pink Gem, Janet is giving away some blog candy including one of her new Max & Milly stamps. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment there and put a note on your blog about Janets' candy and a link from your blog to hers. Janet will draw the winner at random in two weeks time.

Best of luck

29 July 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Came across this blog today and I thought I'd give it a go. I've never entered into a challenge and I'm quite excited about it. Not expecting to win but just thought I'd give it a go. This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card! Yes, about 5 months to Christmas now so the countdown begins for us crafters!!! Here is my entry (hope you like it)

The Santa and snowman are quickutz dies which I have coloured in using watercolours and also making memories glitters. I also used x-cut dies for the letters then doodled with black pen and then making memories glitters. The papers I used where from the papermania christmas collection from last year.

Blog Candy @ Cats Wiskers

Another chance to win fabulous blog candy, so get yourself over to her blog now to be in the running for it!!

Blog Candy Over @ Bevs Crafts

Was looking at some blogs again this morning and have come across another fantastic blog giveaway.

All you have to do is comment on Bevs post and post a link to the blog candy on your blog. The candy is open to all and Bev will ship internationally, so if you don't have a blog, email Bev at bevscrafts@googlemail.com - The chance to win is open to everyone until Saturday 9th August at 6 pm.

Good Luck

28 July 2008

Maria's Studio Blog Candy

Have come across another blog candy today. And again is giving away some lovely items:-

1st Prize: Rakle 'Sitter' stamp, 12 Prima Painterly Petals and a Heidi Swapp edge distresser

2nd Prize: Whipper Snapper 'Field of Daisies' stamp, 10 Queen & Co. 'oh orange' bold round brads and 6 Imaginisce brads from the 'A Shore Thing Collection'.

Scrapmetals Retreat

Found another website offering gorgeous candy. Here is what she is offering: -

6 x 6 Laura Ashley papers (11 sheets)
6 x 6 Three Bugs In a Rug papers (14 sheets)
1 Making Memories Word Feti1
EK Success Tiny Giants Vellum Stickers1
EK Success 3D Pooh Stickers
1 Paper Bliss 3D Stickers
1 Colorbox Mini Scrapbook Kit
12 Prima Flowers
1 Sugar Nellie Stamp - Giddy Up

This is open until 30th July.

Funky Hand thoughts: Birthday Blog Candy!

Was looking through some blogs and came across this fantastic blog candy giveaway from Funky Hand. All you have to do is follow the link and post a comment. Good luck everyone.

Funky Hand thoughts: Birthday Blog Candy!

funkyfairyinspirations: FABBY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY

I'm sooo excited. Funky Fairy have a fantastic blog candy giveaway. The prize is free papercrafts for a whole year. I definitely advise you to have a look here and download some of the freebies as the image quality is fantastic. Here's the link and good luck everyone.

funkyfairyinspirations: FABBY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY

25 July 2008

Never Ending Card

Wow I'm on a roll today with posting and I've found another tutorial for a never ending card. Enjoy. http://angelstamper2.blogspot.com/2008/07/never-ending-card-tutorial.html

Oriental Poppy Tutorial

Here is another fantastic tutorial for making an oriental poppy. I'll probably give this one a go over the weekend. Have fun http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-oriental-poppy.html

Distress Ink Tutorial

Was looking through some blogs yesterday and came across this fantastic tutorial for colouring in stamped images using distress ink. Here is the link for it :-


Finally went to the doctors on Wednesday and she has given me really strong antibiotics for the infection in my toe and then the nurse dressed it. It almost immediately felt better. Today I had to go back and the nurse changed the dressing, but I have to go back again on Monday as it hasn't healed as much as they would have liked it to. I'm so glad that it's almost weekend and that my husband can help me a little bit.

19 July 2008

Not much going on here today. Still resting my foot and feel sorry for the children as they can't even go outside to play as the weather is awful. Been busy making cards that is for an order and have finished 4 of them, still have one to go. Here they are:

17 July 2008

Thursday Tickles

These are jokes that I got in an e-mail. Thought I'd share this with you.

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question:

'Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to the bathroom?'

Michael said, 'Just a minute, I have to go pee.

The teacher responded by saying, 'That would be rude and impolite.

''What about you Sherman, how would you say it?

Sherman said, 'I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back.

That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table.

And you, little Eddie, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?

I would say: Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine, whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner.

The teacher fainted....

A man and a woman who had never met before, and were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a Transcontinental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they wereboth very tired and fell asleep quickly..... He in the upper bunk and she in the lower.

At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying,;

Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold.

I have a better idea," she replied . "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married.

Wow! That's a great idea! he exclaimed.

Good, she replied. "Get your own f???ing blanket."

After a moment of silence, he farted.

The End

One day my Mum was out and my Dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 3 years old and had just recovered from an accident. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Dad was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought Dad a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mum came home.My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' My Mum waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Dad and she watches him drink it up. Then she says, (as only a Mum would know... :)'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?'

14 July 2008

First Posting

Well I've finally got round to starting up my own blog and what a day it's been - firstly found out this morning that my car had a flat, so couldn't go anywhere. Then in the afternoon I totally ripped off the nail on my big toe by moving the settee. Had to ring Menno to come home from work and help clean and dress it for me. Then while I was resting my foot my 3 year old and 19 month old decided to paint each other, floor, walls and toys with baby cream. If I wasn't in so much pain I would have taken a photo and posted here for all to see.

Here is my 3 beautiful children Liam 6, Aidan 3 and Caitlin 19 months.