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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Friday, 30 March 2012

Please welcome.... Poppy!!!

Our newest grand daughter has arrived. She is gorgeous and I can't wait to get to know her. The last couple of weeks has been so unbelievably frenetic with visits and looking after Jaydn and Jasmine with their different timetables...I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha! (That was just for my father-in-law who sometimes visits my blog and doesn't leave a message!!) Young mums now-a-days dash about all over the place with all the extra clubs and things as well as the normal mum stuff...I'm sure I would have been in a heck of a muddle if I had been left in charge. Anyway, this little mite is the reason for the nappy cake and my lack of blogging news. 
The weather here has been glorious and I have been working in the garden every morning till it gets too sunny. I have made friends with a couple of blackbirds (well...the missus is brown but you get my drift) it has been unbelievably peaceful sitting in the dirt just listening to nature...I hope Colin doesn't read this as I should have been able to write 'I have been working so hard getting the garden ready for the Spring' but sometimes you just have to sit back and smell the roses! I hope you have a great weekend and I will be hopping around the blogs tomorrow.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

My first nappy cake

 Lisa and Manwai are having their baby next Wednesday so I thought I would have a go at making a nappy cake. I watched some demos on u tube but adapted them slightly. This is the top layer. I bought a large pack of pampers, a bag of elastic bands and  two pretty white baskets and filled them with baby goodies. I opened a  nappy and rolled it up and kept it in shape with an elastic band. I made enough of these 'rolls' to go around each basket and stood them upright with a very large elastic band. Then flattened out eight nappies to go round the rolls. I had ribbon left over from their wedding so that went round the outside, stuck in place with some double sided tape just on the two ends and finished up with a double bow. And of course, the sweetest cuddly rabbit to go on the top.

 This is the bottom layer, made the same as the top. But with after eights as a treat for mum.

This is the finished nappy cake, I just need to cover everything with cellophane, bows and tags but I didn't think a photo would show it very well. I am quite chuffed with my first effort, I hope you like it too.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Little Friends digi

Has it been cold where you live? It is like we're back in winter here and I had just got my violas ready to plant. If they survive the night I will be out in the garden tomorrow tucking them in. I have nearly finished digging over the veg plot and Colin has the seed potatoes ready to chit in the greenhouse. I had really been looking forward to a bit of warm weather so I hope next week is more springlike. As I am typing this I am nibbling away at a rock bun from the batch I made this evening...the recipe says they should be eaten fresh and who am I to argue with that? Ok so some can go in the cake tin card this week is a Karen Middleton digi from cuddly buddly called 'Little Friends'. I adore the way Karen depicts these fairies and they are a delight to colour. The backing cardstock is one from of those large packs of glittered cardstock from The Range. The image is coloured with my promarkers, the flowers and leaves from w.o.c. I made the greeting with m.c.s. and the swirls from my cricut. I hope you have a good week and are keeping warm.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Jasmine's 3

I made this card in m.c.s. with a photo taken last year at Lisa and Manwai's wedding. I was going to dress it up with swirls and flowers but really for a little girl I think this was pretty enough. I printed it onto matt photographic paper. We have been staying at Lisa's most of this week and we're both pooped! It has been great fun though, we have played with all her birthday toys. I have been climbed on and stood on and moaned at (when the sweets ran out) and hugged and cuddled (the early morning cuddles are lovely). I have been tested, before my morning porridge on skylander charactors, questioned about star wars light sabers whilst on the way to the loo. I have stood my ground when it came to the last piece of cake and roast potato and generally got in everyones way, and now we're home...Colin is catching up with the soaps and I am going to play with some new toys. I have a hot glue gun and a thingy for the Tim Holtz distress inks, some beautiful ribbon from the Hobbycraft bargain bin and some extra sticky double sided tape, oh yes...and two of the large sheets of lovely cardstock for my cricut. I am going to have fun playing with all that stuff. So Chris...some swirls will be coming your way very soon. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. sue x