Thursday, January 29, 2009

A couple of challenges!

First up Lisa challeneged us over at JB Forum to make a teeny card with a touchy feel, with s trip of something- and quickly! So here is a very quick teeny card using scraps from a card made yesterday! Feely element is the felt.Secondly is my car for the sketch over at Papertake Weekly challenge blog. Not really colours I would normally use but I am trying to work through old stuff! Right I am off to tend to a very poorly cat who has now been asleep on my bed for 8 hours ..... in between constant sneezing, snotting and general eye dribbles. Poor old man - he has cat flu, hopefully the chicken I am roasting will cheer him up a wee bit! He must be ill though as he has not swiped at Maisie all day!
Love n Hugs
Bex x

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2S4U - Take 2!

I wasn't too sure about the first card I made for the 2S4U Challenge site (see post below) so I made another one!
Still not too sure about it but it is a bit more of my paper stash used up and another card in the box!
Happy Wednesday to all
Love Bex x

Monday, January 26, 2009


A quick post from me tonight - I had a play with the challenge over at 2S4U
Definately a site worth checking out if you haven't already - the talent is Mega!
Love n Hugs

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rainy Sunday!

So when it chucks it down with rain all day that is a good opportunity to stay in and craft, well after you have done all the chores of course :)
Over at Basic Grey Challenge site there was a recipe. Which I think I have followed! Papers used are Stella Ruby

And the fab challenge blog that is Penny Black Saturday Challenge asked us to use a frame. Now I would have loved to make a frame for an image - but lets say me and craft knives do not get on! So I opted for a framed sentiment using a slide mount (Small cheat I guess!)

Now I am off to watch TV, chill out and get an early night ......... all this relaxing this weekend has me totally chilled out!

Love n Hugs


Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Crafty Afternoon!

I have spent a lovely few hours this afternoon playing and making a good old mess!
First up the very talented Sue over at the JB Forum challenged us to make something "clear". Her samples were stunning - a card, a LO and a mini album which can all be seen HERE.
I have acetate here but never made a card using it - a very simple one from me, I may try again and be a bit more adventurous!
Second up there is a challenge to use "Polka Dots" over at Caardvarks. Quite pleased with myself as I have used up some scraps of really old paper - the mountain is gradually reducing ........ should be gone by 2012 :)

Third up I found a really lovely new challenge blog that I would definately recommend a visit to! Right up my street as it is (a) Template based and (b) all designed to get you using your stash - old and new! So for the Sketch and Stash challenge I have made this card. Old - Blooms and paper, New - The rubber stamp coloured in wth my new promarkers!

Off to have a bit of a tidy up and may play again!
Love n Hugs
Bex x

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A couple of challenges completed

Well a busy last week at work, but I am heading into a weekend off and plan to play catch up with all the fab challenges I am missing out on - and I have loads of cards to make, and loads of stash to use up!
So moving on, firstly for Grace - a Pic of Maisie this evening trying to help me craft. Instead with her head on my craft desk staring at me I feel "watched"! I should never have moved my room round and given her access via the bed!
So what have me and my helper made today?
This is for a challenge set by Sue to use Bright Colours over at the JB Forum - access has been changed now so you should be able to view all entries in this link. And of course if you would like to join and play we would love to see you!
Second up a challenge for the Penny Black Challenge blog - to "go dotty!"
Well I had to buy a new stamp for the occassion - it is SUCH a hard life!
Pic is very wonky - but that is my naff photography - honest :)

Right off to cook dinner now then will play again,
See you all soon
Love Bex x

Monday, January 12, 2009

CPS Sketch

I really am not sure how long this crafting will last! I have probably beaten my own expectations by crafting up to day 12 of the New year ........ but I do plan to continue!
A very busy week ahead at work so a quick challenge from me tonight as I am up at stupid o clock tomorrow x
So over at CPS there is a nice little sketch which I enjoyed playing with :)
Have a good Tuesday all

Love Bex x

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Penny Black Challenge

Over at the Penny Black Challenge blog the task this week is to use pink and brown.
I absolutely love PB Stamps and have decided that as I only have a few I obviously need to go shopping and buy some more!
It's a hard life :)
Thanks for the challenge girls and I hope to join in more often - once I have been shopping of course :)

Love Bex x

A couple of challenges!

First up Lisa over at Just Bex Forum challenged us to make spmething "Old and Haggered". I cracked up laughing as I am feeling old and haggered but decided not to cheat by uploading a pic of myself ...... instead I made the above card and had fun playing with glimmer mists which have been unloved for quite some time!

Second up a sketch from Di Hickman - a very simple little card from me as I was using up some scraps of plain card.
Off to do a food shop and then I will hopefully be back to play a bit more before I return to a very hectic week at work tomorrow.
Love n Hugs
bex x

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Quick card!

Ooh I played a little bit!
I spotted a FAB sketch over at Caardvarks
The sketch is from the very talented Becky Fleck - I just love her sketches, they always work out unlike the ones I attempt to create!
As for an update in Bex Land ........ let me see..........
Work - I had the Annual Directors store visit yesterday, really loved the fact the Store Manager was off so it was down to me to give the right answers! Lets say I tried my best and I am still alive and no screaming phone calls today over anything so hopefully work is still OK!!

I am off this weekend and plan to play in PJS all weekend - so far I am doing quite good at this crafting as opposed to just working in 2009 if I do say so myself!

Love n Hugs

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Daylight ..........

Well OK it is dark outside but I have a daylight lamp now in my craft space so technically I am meant to feel like it is day time? Hmmm Light is brighter but it is not fooling me I am crackered still after a busy weekend at work!
But I am still on my crafting mission to play in the evenings rather than do work stuff ......... not sure how long it will last, my brain is still ticking with a long list of stuff to get done!
Anyway, first up I found a challenge blog called Stamp Something which hopefully I will be able to play along with as I like my stamps :) The challenge this week is to use something new - so new stamp bought yesterday! It looks very much like the leaning tower though, I think it may be me cutting it out slightly wonky rather than the design of the stamp itself!

And second up I have just played making a few cards using up paper .... I really am drowning in so much of the stuff. And yes one of my New Years resolutions is to gradually work through all the 6 x 6 pads and loose sheets of paper I have mounting up here. So I thought I would ask the girls over at the forum to join in and see if they could use some old stuff up!

Apologies for such bad pics but it is so hard this time of year to get good ones when you are out of the house 12 hours a day!

And now I am off to have a wee blog hop, and then off to bed as I am in work early tomorrow ........ no rest for the wicked and all that :)

Love Bex

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2 Sketches 4 U

A Fab sketch as always this week from 2S4U - I have struggled to do it justice and cut up far too many bits of paper in failed attempts! So a fairly simple take on it from me.
Happy New Year to all at 2S4U. I hope to join in more often this year!
Love n Hugs