Monday, 31 May 2010

My 3rd challenge on Our Vintage Affair - a Tussy Mussy

Well my 3rd challenge on Our Vintage Affair is now up and running - the theme this month is
Tussy Mussies (my hubby just loves the name lol - long story )

So here is my example of a Tussy Mussy

Debbie from Delish Designs has kindly sponsored this month with some lovely 12x12 paper, brads and
 rub-ons from her High Tea paper collection - very vintage.

I hope you will join in the challenge (template and instructions can be found here ) and have fun

Polly xx

Sunday, 23 May 2010

My first entry into 'Stampotique Designers Challenge'

Ever since joining the Suzi Blue Doll Academy I've started looking at 'cute' stamps in  a different light and I've now decided to sell quite a few of them on Ebay.  But .... I've discovered Stampotique stamps :O) and just had to order a couple.

Their current Stampotique challenge is to use a template of any kind so I've used a basic box template which I've covered with some lovely dotty paper by Delish Designs. The paper was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I've used my Spellbinders label punch to hold the quote on the front.  'Karin' has been stamped onto Bristol Board and coloured in with my Prismacolour Pencils.  And here it is.......

Believe me - once this has been posted that yummy gorgeous chocolate cream cake will be no more and I?  I will be several pounds heavier as they came in a pack of two and I bought 2 packs :O)

Well thats it for now - thanks for looking Polly xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

A Vintage Card with some tealights

Gosh it's been ages since I've blogged anything or even commented on friends blogs - what with the house and garden, work, and then we did Go Ape last week in Derbyshire time just seems to have flown by.

This card I made at the weekend - its one of those cards I've been meaning to do for a while now but hey!

And here is the card opened

The ribbon keeps the little 4 tealights inside just nicely but you can't see them which is a shame  - what I might do is change the template a little and make little tabs at each end so I don't need to use ribbon and then you can see whats inside. 

I mentioned earlier about Go Ape - well here's just a couple of photies - it was great fun even though I'm not good with heights.

Here's Steve gracefully crash landing from the zip line!!!  (still he always manages to smile for the camera)!!!!

Here's Viki trying to fathom out how to come unhooked from the rope

And heres me in the distance on the zip line - thankfully you can't hear me screaming or see the landing - straight on my butt and covered in woodchip!!!

Well's thats it for now TTFN xx

Saturday, 1 May 2010

My second challenge over on Our Vintage Affair

I have just set the second challenge over on Our Vintage Affair - we're going to create BAGS!! These are the ones I have been working on most evenings this week.

For the 'gift bag' I've just covered a paper bag with cardstock and then decorated it. Any bag will do (especially the pick n mix sweet bags from Morrisons :O). I actually made the large cream flower from scalloped circle nestabilities - quite fun to do so will be making more of these) For the other bags I made a simple box for the inside and used my largest rectangular nestabilities to make the front, back and the flap. Splitcoaststampers have some bag templates and tutorials that are easy to follow if you feel like popping over and joining in.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend


Polly x