Monday, 23 February 2009

Thank-you Pink Feather Paradise For The Lovely Award!

I am so touched, the lovely Pink Feather Paradise has given me an award!

But not just any award - she has designed one especially for me!!!! (and it even has a cupcake on it!)

This is what she says:

Help a friend Award

This award is given to someone who gave without being asked and if you pass it on to someone in the future it cannot be given lightly.... they must have given you something wonderful without being prompted, be it a supportive word in an hour of need or a wonderful gift through the post or some technical help that was beyond your ability..... a deed that gives you back some hope that the world is not as bad as the media and press would lead us to believe.

Thank-you so much Alex, you have made me smile and made my day!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Something Chocolate Challenge - Another Cupcake Of Course!

He he he, another chance to use my lovely new cupcake stamps as the theme for the
Stamp Something challenge is "Something Chocolate"

I have kept these cupcake cards fairly simple as I dont want to overshadow the gorgeous cupcakes!

This one has bright pink cardstock and pale yellow swiss dots Bazzill with yummy chocolate coloured embossed paper from a pack I bought in The Works! The image is on watercolour paper for texture, coloured with watercolour pencils and twinkling H2Os, cotton candy Stickles for a bit of glitter and a printed sentiment in bright pink and chocolate.

Cupcakes! I Knew There Would Be A Cupcake Challenge Eventually!

I was so excited to see the theme for the Charisma Cardz challenge this week is CUPCAKES!

It just so happened that I had bought some lovely new Hero Arts cupcake stamps at the weekend too, so it was a perfect opportunity to get them dirty!

So here are my TWO offerings for this challenge (I got a bit carried away!!!):

Spotty paper is K & Co, sentiment is a giant peel-off from The Stamp Attic, image is coloured with watercolour pencils, the sprinkles on top are Stickles - cotton candy and waterfall.

Background paper is from a mini paper stack I bought in Tesco, pale yellow Bazzil (swiss dots) from the Stamp Attic, sentiment is printed, white ric rac is from my local fabric shop (14p a metre!!!!), image is coloured with watercolour pencils and twinkling H2Os, and the icing is sparkled up a bit with cotton candy Stickles.

Friday, 13 February 2009

The Aliens Have Landed!!!!

I have finally got round to taking a photo of a few of my little alien friends!

They are made from clay then painted with acrylics, and are meant to go on top of garden canes.

They are so fun to make, I think I have found my vocation in life lol!

Thursday, 12 February 2009

And the Winner is . .

I used to choose who will be having a blog makeover - and the result is - NUMBER 5 - Murano Silver !!!

Well done! Please get in touch and let me know your ideas and I will see what I can come up with!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge #3

I saw this week's sketch on the Sketch and Stash challenge blog and decided to have a try at it this week - a day late!

The gorgeous background paper is from a K & Co Mat Stack I bought yesterday - called Small Wonders Girl. I just couldn't resist! And the embellishments etc I cut by hand from some sheets of felt.

**Don't miss your chance of a blog make-over - see previous post!**

Monday, 2 February 2009

Give-away Time!!! Does Your Blog Need a Makeover?!

I enjoyed designing my pretty cupcake blog so much that I have decided that I am going to offer my services as a blog make-up artist to one lucky blogger!

Just leave a comment after this post, and I will use a random number picker to choose which one of you it will be!


* I will design a blog background for the winner. This does not include a header.
* I will customise the background to suit you eg colour, preferences etc but I do ask that you are reasonable with your requests and allow me to exercise some design choice!
*You can of course choose not to use the background that I design!!!!
*If you want pictures on the blog (like my cupcakes) then you need to provide these pictures and it is your responsibility to make sure they are either your own or are copyright-free.


Good Luck!

edit: I can only do blogger/blogspot backgrounds at the moment although if you are a user of a different blog and know how to install a background then I am happy to design it for you!