Monday, 29 September 2008

more blog candy

AngelJakki is giving some great blog candy away at the moment why not pop over and take a look
Han also has some great blog candy for reaching 20,000 hit's
Wendy is giving away a quickutz teaset die for her blog candy
pop over to see them and take tome time to look at their creations

New blog facelift

Wow how do you like my new blog facelift? Great isn't it wow i am so pleased with it. It was all done for me by Donna at Crafty Krafts and don't you think she has made a fantastic job. I am over the moon with my new look.
Also While she was designing it we were chatting on the live chat she has on her design blog and Donna helped me add a chat to my blog too. So whether you want to ask me a question, purchase any of my cards or just have a general chat why not click on the live chat arrow at the side and if I'm online i'll get back to you.
Well Now I have a nice new blog i can show you the card that I made for this weeks challenge on Cupcake craft challenge.
This week is Christmas and i already had this idea in my head before Lauren emailed me with this weeks task.
The wording I sourced on my computer in my font's file as i wanted a snow capped font. then i used my icicle stickles to give the snow effect.
The backing paper inside and out is dovecraft winter wonderland. On the outside i used DST down each side and then glittered.
The snowflake is a die cut using white glitter card, mounted onto an acetate strip and the attatched to the card.
Why not pop over to cupcake and see what the other DT's have done and have a go at the challenge yourself with a chance to be entered into the monthly prize draw.
Donna has also given cupcake a facelift too and it looks great

Another Blog Candy Alert

Donna at Crafty Krafts has some great blog candy of 7 new magnolia stamps. Why not pop by and take a look

Sorry not been posting

Well what a week. Somehow at the beginning of the week while trying to find some backing paper for a particular card I was making, I clicked on a website after searching on google and oh oh I knew straight away that it had taken me to a virus. Everything on my computer went stupid and for some reason my anti virus whish is usually excellent at catching things has missed it and let it through and it attacked my windows system directories and my IM and I couldn't get anything to work. I then had to do a boot scan to try and find the files and delete them which took me ages, but finally I thought i had got it sorted. But them my computer just kept shutting itself down, not like normal where it goes through the shut down process but instead the switched off dead with no warning. when I reboot it it then at first came back with a date of july 2005 and the time midnight. and the last time it happened and I rebooted it came back with a date of oct 10th 2010 and a time of 10:10. So I think there may still be something of a virus there that I just can't find.
I have been busy transfering all my files on to an external drive so that i can totally trash my laptop and start from scratch. Grrrr it's going to take me ages to get all my programmes loaded on again.

Because of all this, I haven't managed to put any of my cards on my blog, especially my DT card for cupcake craft challenges, And i only just managed to get my card posted for Lauren this morning for this weeks challenge. (will be posting that card for all of you soon).

On a happier note. I have got through to the second round for the DT for Silly Monkey crafts. Out of 70 applicants, 18 of us have been chosen to go through to the next round. My Oh wondered what was going off when i let out a squeel of delight lol.
I have had to choose 3 of my best cards to send in for them to see my style and how hard is that. I have had all my cards opened in loads of windows on my computer scrutinising them all and trying to pick just 3, but i have so many cards that i love for some reason or another. In the end I just bit the bullet and chose three and then sent them quickly before I changed my mind again. Now I have to wait and see if I get through to the next round. I'm keeping my fingers andtoes crossed for this one. So if you see a woman walking funny down the road it's probably me suffering from severe cramp from crossed toes lol
Here is the card I sent in for the first round