Thursday, 30 October 2008
I am in the middle of a secret mission but cannot wait to play....must go Amelia is attacking my Cuttlebug with her Lazy Town Magazine!!!!!!
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Still, the card is finished now!
A Spoon Full of Sugar "Sparkle and Bling!" I use glitter glue on his wings, the snowflake and the little star and not as much bling as I'd have liked but sewed on the little pewter charm as an extra. My card would almost feel naked unless it was finished with some metallic rub-ons and my Glossy Accents.
I used my new Magnolia stamp, my new mesh embossing folder and I cut the scalloped squares using my new Nestabilities. The circular sentiment is a download from Charmed!
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
I am taking it all rather personally at the moment and I feel that I have failed Amelia something terribly....but saying that, the statement I fought to get her will be needed to get her a placement in the already oversubscribed SN school anyway. I need to look at it that Amelia certainly hasn't failed, she has come on in leaps and bounds and in the one and only year she has had ANY support she has jumped several P levels and is certainly not alone at the bottom of her mainstream peer group. It is the school, the LEA, the system that has failed but how much longer can I jeopodise her education whilst I fight the system and what will it do to us as a family if we have to go through that again?
All in all I am trying to de-clutter and de-stress my life a little....so what better motivation than a bit of crafty retail therapy!!!!!!! I have placed a few little orders and even popped along to a local shop yesterday....before venturing into Toys'r'us for Amelia's birthday pressies!!!
Here is what I have got so far!
A Scalloped square nestabilities set
A Cuttlebug Embossing folder-mesh
Edwin's Snowman- Magniolia stamp
A new StazOn
Some paper stumps
4 new Prismacolors
A pencil sharpener
Watch out for the next installment of Dilly Dally Dingle goes mad with PayPal!
Hmmmm....now all I need is a tiny little bit of clear workspace to try some new stash out!
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Today your challenge is to use a bingo call for your inspiration (you don't have to use the number - just the call) and there are loads to choose from. These challenges are for anyone to take part in and it can be ANY NEW craft item from cards - jewellery or anything you imagination can come up with. Here is a link for the rhyming calls to use http://www.expressbingo.co.uk/rhyming%20Calls.htm
Well how could I resist using the brand new stamp from Toodles and Binks.
My inspiration of course being LEGS ELEVEN!!!!!!!
It's Chris's brother's girlfriend's (LOL) birthday soon and they moved out to France a few years back, I thought this stamp was ideal all round, tres chic!
I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads. BUT I don't just want to see a circle or two."
Well, I do love my polka dots so I dug out some spotty papers and some spotty flower dies cuts that I have had for ages and went to town with the spots.....even used some spotty brads.
I have almost finished putting together my card but it will have to wait until tomorrow now..my bed is calling.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
BUT Celeste isn't a tooth fairy today, today she is the "Snow Fairy!"
Toodles and Binks, available from Stamp Galaxy
Swirl Stamp by DewDrop Craftz
Circular Sentiment download from Charmed.
Glitter glue and silver embossing powder....EVERYWHERE!!!!!! On my desk, on my fingers, in my hair, on the carpet.........
I made this card for this weeks challenge over on Secret Crafter Saturday challenge where you need to use Blue, white and a bit of a snowflake...now I am worried that I have too much green going on in there!!LOL....oh well!
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The school are saying that Amelia is struggling to access the Year 2 cirriculum and that they cannot differentiate lessons without excluding her. Funny that the advisor from the DSA advised that there are actually plenty of schools out there differentiating classes for children with Down Syndrome and still on P-Levels, not only in Y2, but also into KS2 and even into Secondary education.
I just feel I am constantly banging my head against a brick wall with it all but deep down I know that if I send her to the SN school I will feel that the system has beaten me and that I will have let her down badly.
Anyway, enough of my waffle...........meet Dotty Dolly!#
I wonder how we could give her little nobbly knee caps too!!!
Thanks MUM, I love Dottie Dolly! xx
Sunday, 19 October 2008
I would love to see all your projects using colours from autumn..
Nikki, I hope this can still be included in your challenge, after all Halloween is Autumnal...isn't it?LOL, doesn't really matter I am quite pleased with the result and I have another card off my to do list!
I am also entering this into this week's Dutch Dare where this week it's "Just Cardstock!"
Then I cut some BG paper to size, leaving a small amount to overlap at the seam, I inked and drew stitches around the edges before sticking to the pot.
Made my "Potty about Dottie" tag and embellished with a few flowers and an eyelet. Never actually put an eyelet through Prima flowers before, I had to glue them together too for a bit of extra stability.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
It's been quite an emotional week what with the school problems we are having on top of everything else that life has thrown at us these last few weeks. Went to Speech & Language with Amelia this morning and when we arrived back home I found my doormat scattered with goodies from Kay. Amonst the Zoomz were of course two of the fabby new stamps literally hot off the press......and tied together with my al time fave....gingham ribbon!!!
HUGE thank you, coffee refil methinks...then it's my much needed ME TIME!
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Pop over to the Toodles and Binks Blog, guess his name to be in with a chance of a prize.
Right a cuppa and more paperwork awaits!!! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Green & Red/Maroon
Brown & Cream
Blue & Gold/Yellow/Orange
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I couldn't possibly go all the way to Devon for a week without ANY crafting so I popped in a few stamps and some images I had already stamped, a pair of scissors, some card and an ink pad...there I was all smug thinking I was prepared for a few rainy days and a bit of crafty time for ME!
First night, pouring of rain, children settled, jimmy jammies on, glass of wine, chocolate...thought I'd do a bit of stamping....what had I forgotten to pack?
An acrylic block to stamp with!
Not letting a little thing like that hold me back I searched the basics in the kitchen cupboards for something I could use. I can tell you now that lids of glass pyrex dishes make a great alternative to a stamping block should you ever feel the urge!
Here's what I have to show for my efforts-over 100 little images all cut and ready to be coloured in.
Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 12 October 2008
My crafty stuff is keeping me bouncing around and I have lots going on now that I can throw myself at to keep me positive.
LOTS going on!!!!!
Dottie's World has a new blog background and it looks stunning. It's Nicola's turn to challenge this week and as I have been away I am playing catch up later...I love her challenge so I cannot miss out. It is also time to select another Guest Designer, so submit your Dottie challenge to us by Wednesday and be in with a chance of being selected as our next Guest Designer!
DewDrop Craftz have some fab new stamps coming out by Valerie Wade I cannot wait to try a few out!!! I must also direct you over to Nikki's blog where she is doing a DESIGN TEAM MEMBER CALLOUT!!!! I believe this has been extended until midweek so don't miss out on a fab opportunity of working with some unique and wonderful stamps!
Nikki has also just released another challenge, join in with this Autumn Colours Challenge and be in with a chance of winning this cute cat stamp!!
I also have another little bit of news that I came back to yesterday!!! I have been selected to be part of the Toodles and Binks Design Team a brand new and exciting range of stamps that I have only just seen pictures of yesterday, so a bit nerve racking and very exciting stuff. Thank you so much for selecting me!
Right, I must crack on with another load of washing and I will be back for my next installment!!!