Friday, February 27, 2009

mad imaginations..................: Gorjuss gift for a friend !

mad imaginations..................: Gorjuss gift for a friend !

Another Gorjuss Girl

I couldn't help but play with the girls again today, I just love how fantastic this ickle cutie looks in greays & black. I can't explain it but I'll try the detail in these stamps are great for colouring with copics especially if your not good with the shading, the detail is there to guide.
No doubt I'll be playing tomorrow too, I am really looking forward to the next set!!!

Sympathy Cards

I always find these a struggle and unfortunately they are one of my main sellers, this week especially I had to make a few for family. I am pleased how they turned out though I tried out my new Marthar Stwart punch that cuz sent over from the States, it is such a great punch and I hope to be using it a lot.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Super Elzybells New Rubba!!!

Ela has out done herself yet again with her fab new range of yummy rubber stamps!!! check them out here

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gorjuss Rubber Stamp Girls!!!

I am a very happy girl today as my set of Gorjuss rubber stamps arrived on my doorstep, they are just as beautiful as their pictures and are just plane old super cute!!! I know it's rather strange to have a skull beside such a cutie but I thought of my newly acquired I heart Goth picture from Gorjuss and just had to put one on :) Not sure who is getting the card get I might just keep this one for me!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fav Card Of The Mo

I don't normally don't have any fav cards but I really love this rubber stamp ans the paper is still one of my fav retro patterns from K & Co, I couldn't put it on my blog though as it would spoil the surprise.
This may be the past card I post for a while as I am working hard behind the scenes creating my shop website, we in between learning to knit socks LOL

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Bag & Knitting

i treated myself the other month to a new bag, the only problem being the size!!! when I ordered it I thought it was a little cute size but it arrived and it's a monster LOL not a bad thing as I get all my rubbich into it but still a shock :)

I have also taken up knitting again but only small things with very little sewing needed as I am awful at the sewing bit LOL I started with fingerless gloves and had some wool left so made a camcorder bag for our new digi camera. I got the buttons from the best button store I have ever been in down in York, they have a wall filled with boxes and the boxes have boxes with buttons, they are even colour coded along the wall it looks megga fab. I am currently learning to knit socks nearly finished one but it hasn't been easy LOL I'll show you the results if i finish two!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Hope you all had a lovely day, I was spoiled rotten but seen it was Saturday had to go to work never mind. I thought I'd share with you last last set of pics from the cards i made this year, my fav's have to be the top two goth cards I just love those stamps and so does everyone else.
I haven't got much planned this week and even less now that I can't get rid of the sore neck I developed three days ago, I'm to afraid to head to my doc's though as he'll want to stick pins in me so I'm going to put up with it for another couple of days and if I really need to I'll go see Doctor pain!!! LOL he is lovely to be honest but he just loves gettin me with his acupuncture and he knows how much I hate needles!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

oo oo ooo ooooo

Look what I got for my Valentine present from hubs!!! I just lurv Gorjuss & this is to tide me over till my stamps arrive at the end of the month :) I's a lucky lucky girl xxx

Non Cardi

I just thought I'd show you the two last min gifts I made yesterday, a friend of mine had a little girl & my mum needed a gift for a girl in her work who was leaving :) we where out shopping looking for gifts and I jokingly said we could come up with something cute & quirky. Inside there is a vest, a pair of socks, scratch mits & a dummy, best of all they are complete with a mini card aaawwww I so don't want one Hahahaha

Monday, February 09, 2009

I'm on a roll

For some reason my mojo is working over time so I am making the most while I can, well that's in between trying to get my website shop sorted!!! It's not going as fast as I would like it too but hopefully well get there before the summer :)

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Look What i Found!!!!

I was busy shopping in Asda when I remembered I needed wrapping for hubs valentine when I saw the lush Forever Friends pack :) Well I got it out today to find two sheets and two card tags

Well i just had to have a play and came up with this

I had to get my Swarovski crystal somehow LOL

I then decided the little heart could do with some of my expencive glitter :) Now hubs has a card to match with his wrapping paper, I also got loads of square from the wrapping that the kids are going to use for their own cards.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Love Is In The Air....

... with Toodle & Binks

This lovely stamp fell on my mat this morning and I was itching to have a play!!!! but I had to wait till the ladies from the knitting club had left, I waited a whole 4hrs!!! i was nearly pulling my hair out LOL I just think is super sweet and like the others great to work with, clean image every time :) If you want your hands on this fabby stamp you can nip over to their blog for details.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Updated Shop Pics

It's been a while since I shared pics of the shop with you so while I was quiet yesterday I snapped away.
This is the main shop floor view from my office, it looks a bit cramped but when you are actually in it's very roomy. The black shelves are the ones my lush hubs too me to Ikea for, they are really great and go up in no time at all. I like them that much I have 5 more for use in the studio as I think I will have to start moving it to get more of a choice of stock for my regulars :)

I've changed my windows for valentines day as well and I am very pleased. I bought the smaller cube unit from Ikea for the window and it have made such a difference, there is more light in the shop and for some reason it look nicer to the eye from the outside.

This is where the old cube unit ended up :) I am soo hoping my craft room will be better organized...... not lightly!!!

I'll leave you with a pic of the flowers my Hubs sent me the other day to cheer me up, he was only home for three day after 2 weeks+ away and I felt really down cause I missed him soo much, ain't he sweet. I'd not a very good pic though, do you like my vase LOL it's something I don't have in the shop so the watering jug had to do :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Valentines cards

Oh about the Gorjuss post below I've Pre-ordered mine wooooohooooo!! roll on the week of the 23rd :)

Well I had a really busy day at the shop today, for some reason I got a great amount of cards made. Most of them are quite minimalistic but thats what seems to work in the shop so I need to cater for my market, I do occasionally get to throw in a FAT card as I call them with all the trimmings :)

My Fat Card

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Two in the One Night

But I had to share with you Sugar Nellie have said pre orders are being taken at Funky Kits for the Gorjuss Girls on Thursday, the house of sugar is going to be megga busy as sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many peeps have been waiting on these babies they are just yummy, I am still in the process of deciding which print to buy from the Etsy shop:)

What do you do...

... in the car on the way to Ikea???

Me I

String on some heart for the shop window

Cut out some Copic coloured in stamps :) my fave


Truly annoy the heck out of hubs!!!!! There isn't any word to describe how much this man hates the "Blue & Yellow Hell" he knows when we are near cause he can "smell the burning flesh" LOL I think the expression on his face says it all. Like many other crafter's hubs he does put up with a lot, he very kindly got up early o'clock to drive 4hrs to Glasgow, let me spend is money on shelving for the shop and a few other bits & then drive another 4hrs home. It is good cause I get those hours just us talking, singing(badly) and just general catching up with each other, I did get in some knitting too so all in all a productive car trip:)