Monday 17 October 2011

Crafty CardMakers - Ch 54 - Cute, with a dark twist....

Although not a full-time member of the DT any longer, the team at CraftyCardMakers have been very kind and asked me to contribute when I can so, for this week's challenge, I've especially created my little kitty, in this case, in the guise of 'Count Catula' the vampire kitty!

He's available from my Eiglassing site and I've made a digital card with him  this week but I will try to make a 'real' one in the next few days too.

Here he is:-

All the elements (apart from Catula) were made by various digital artists including L.Schmidt.
Hope you like him!

CCM's generous sponsor this week in the lovely Joanna Sheen, so make sure you pop over there and join in the fun!

Friday 14 October 2011

My very good friend's birthday...

It was my very good friend Kathy's 50th birthday last week and to celebrate we went out for a meal at our favourite Italian restaurant The Olive Tree at Penny Lane in Liverpool.

The food was, as usual, succulent and very more-ish, although their serevings don't really allow for 'more' - you're usually stuffed before you get to the desert, which you have to ease down your gullet with a shoe-horn!

I haven't enjoyed a night out so much in recent memory, although, to be fair, I don't really 'do' going out - it interferes with my crafting too much! LOL!

I was, however, a bit stuck for inspiration for the card. 
It had to be a bit special, you see, Kath being one of my all-time favourite peeps and it being her 50th, but she's not a 'Tilda' girl and I couldn't think of a starting point that didn't involve a coloured-in flower or something equally ordinary.

I wanted something amusing, as she's as mad as a box of frogs (think of a posh Victoria Wood and you're on the right track), but it had to be classy too as she's a very classy lady.

So, I came up with this. Hope you like it!

I had a similar conundrum with her present.
She has more perfume and 'goodies' than Debenhams so I decided to make her a one-off necklace and bangle set as I know she loves jewellery.

Kath is THE original Pink Lady. She even has apples of that name for her lunch!
So, there was no other colour I could use!

She absolutely adored it. Hope you like it too!

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Just to let you know.....

I'm having a lickle half-price Sale of my digital paper-kits over at Eiglassing this week so if you fancy any of them, you've until Midnight Sunday 09/10/11 to tell me and then they're back up to normal on Monday!

Go fill yer boots!

Tuesday 4 October 2011

New Jewellery Section

I seem to be making a fair bit of jewellery lately (...not selling any, mind...!) so I've decided a designated tab is in order.  I'll leave the existing ones on my main blog but any future pieces, I'll put under the new Jewellery 'n' stuff! tab.

I've had some new ideas, so I need somewhere to put them! LOL!

I'll also put 'stuff' under there too (...whatever 'stuff' may be...! ) LOL!

Just before I go I thought I'd share a joke which was sent to me last week - I loved it!


A bloke is driving around the back woods of Lancashire and he sees a sign in front of a broken down cottage -  'Talking Dog For Sale '.

He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the back garden.

The bloke goes into the back garden and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks.
'Certainly do mate,' the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says
'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was just a pup. I wanted to help the government, so I told the SAS.'

'In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one ever imagined a dog would be eavesdropping.'

'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running... but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger.'

I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.
I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.'

'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The bloke is gobsmacked.   

He goes back in and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog.

'Ten quid'll do' the owner says.

The bloke says,’ten quid? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a liar' says the owner   'he's never been out of the darn garden'...! '

Hope you like it even if you already heard it!


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