You're Tea-rific!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Morning everyone!
Another fortnight has passed and it's time for another challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
We're up to T in the alphabet now and the challenge is....

T for Tea Time!

So anything to do with food and/or drink.

Here's my card


I used the fabby digi "Twisted Tea" from The Greeting Farm and coloured it with copics and Prismacolour pencils.


The papers are from Basic Grey's Kioshi paper pad.  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie and punched out with Stampin' Up! punches.  The ribbon is from my stash.  I added a few swarovski crystals to the image and a couple to the eyes on the skull charm.


I've carried the gist of the sketch through to the inside, using up the scraps of the papers that were left and the sentiment is a Wild Rose Studio stamp.


So why not scoot over the the Alphabet Challenge Blog and see the rest of the DT's Tea-sers! lol

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Positioning System; Sketch
By The Cute And Girly; Anything goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge; Anything goes
Creative Craft World; Add a sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge; Sweet - Yum!  Sweet cakes and buns!
Simon Says Challenge; Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Stripes and polka dots

Thanks for looking!


A Sad Day

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big motorsport fan, especially Formula one and over the past few years I've become a big fan of Moto GP.
This mornings race in Malaysia will go down in history for all the wrong reasons.
I couldn't believe it this morning, as I watched the race, the horrific crash which occured on the second lap.  I felt sick to my stomach and knew that it didn't look good.
Unfortunately, within the hour it was confirmed that Marco Simoncelli had passed away from his injuries.  I've been in shock all day.
At only 24 years old he had a great future ahead of him and in 2 short years in moto GP he had caused quite a stir.  He will be sadly missed

RIP Marco Simoncelli, #58


I'm Batty for Batty!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Before I go any further I'll have to ask any of my MAC October swap buddies to look away!  This is the card I'm making to swap, but I haven't finished them all yet!

I'm showing it now, however, because it is my latest DT card for Alphabet Challenge Blog.  Another fortnight has passed already and the new challenge is...

S for Soon to be Halloween!

And here it is...


And it is of course an easel card!


The gorgeous image is Batty from Tiddly Inks - it's the perfect time of year to use their quirky slightly dark images - well, it's the perfect time of year every day!  I've finally got my pro-markers back so I thought I'd use them for a change!
I used Pastel pink, Blush, Oatmeal &Sunkissed pink for the skintone.  Burnt orange, Bright orange, Honeycomb, Olive green, Pear green & Aniseed (flexmarker) for the clothes.  Black, Cool grey 5, 4 & 3 for the hair and shading and Ivory for the edges.  I then finished it off with a bit of black prismacolour pencil.


The papers are from the Basic Grey Eerie paper pad.  I have used a load of Doo Hickey's on this too - I've finally got myself a swirl and the flower and tag (on the inside) are also Doo Hickey's.  I couldn't resist adding some swarovski's to the fabulous swirl!  The sentiment and the bats around the edge of the image are from Waltzing Mouse Halloween Party set and the sentiment has been punched out with a Stampin' Up! punch.


The inside has a couple more stamps from the Waltzing Mouse set on the tag and the ribbon is from my stash.  Anything and everything has been destressed with a bit of black soot distress ink.


So that's it!  I hope it hasn't scared anyone too badly - I had my scare last week when I discovered my blog had been hacked! :O    But thankfully it's all better now.
Why don't you pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see the other DT's fab and spooky creations!

Edited to add...
I ran out of time on Friday to add the challenges I was entering this card into as I had to get ready to go to a ball on Friday night! la de da!
So here are the challenges I had selected:

Anything Goes; Die cuts, punches or both
Crafts 4 Eternity; Colour recipe
Creative Card Crew; Spooky fun
Cupcake Craft Challenges; Halloween
Fussy and Fancy; Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge; Halloween
The Poodles Parlour; Spooky Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Halloween

Thanks for looking!

That was scarey!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Phew!  I've got my blog back!
I came home from my holidays to find that my blog had been hacked and malware had been put on it!  So anytime anyone tried to get on to my blog they got a big red message saying that it was an attack page!  So I had to spend ages going through codes and script to figure out what to delete, and then get the message removed from my page.  Unfortunately, I've lost a few followers, but I wouldn't blame them, I'm relieved to get it sorted out though.  So a wee warning to everyone, change your password regularly and be careful about what third party widgets and apps you add.  Oh and take a back-up regularly!

Apart from that it's been quite a hectic time since I came home from my holidays on Saturday night.  My wee neice was in hospital cos she had a fit due to a high temperature, she's fine now though thankfully!
My elderly neighbour is in hospital too cos he collapsed at home and another neighbour happened to notice that he wasn't about, so she got some help and had to break into his house to rescue him, lucky for him that he has good neighbours!  I noticed when I came home that something didn't seem right at his house and then found out what happened, I visited him last night and he seems to be in good spirits.
I also found out that the father of one of my colleagues had died, so that was sad.
Also there has been a blip between some friends that has got to me too.

So all in all, I can't decide whether to stay away on holidays or to never go away again!
It was a fantastic holiday so I think I probably will go away again! ;p

Stay safe everyone!