Sunday, 19 December 2010

A Nightmare before Christmas

Hi everyone,
So sorry I have been awol for a while. I don't have a card to share with you today but just thought I'd let you know why I haven't been about.
Well it all started last Saturday morning, I arrived at the shop at 8.15 to find that my workshop had been flooded due to thawing ice and snow running off the flat roof of the property behind mine, running down the walkway and straight under my workshop door! Well I had a class due to start at 10am and as my wonderful ladies arrived to begin crafting they were met by total chaos. I could not have asked more as they all set to work trying to save stock and sweep water away, unfortunately just as we all felt that a class may be possible with cardboard under our feet the water started again but this time with much more force as the pipes had now burst and the water was rushing in. One customer raced to get me sandbags and eventually the stopcock was found and the water turned off.
However, the drama did not stop there and as they say things come in three's. The phone rang and mum took the call and as she passed me the phone I knew something was up! A voice said "I am so sorry darling I am laying on a car park floor in Lincoln and I think I've broken my ankle" The voice belonged to my husband who had slipped on the ice and actually broken his ankle and his leg and needed surgery to pin him back together.
I trust you understand that crafting has not been my main priority and I will be taking a little break from my DT commitments. I will try and post some projects that I haven't yet shared with you as soon as I get a spare few minutes.
I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

ABC DT J is for Jewels and Sugar Nellie Wow Competition

Good morning everyone,
Well it's time again for another challenge over at ABC. We have reached the letter J so we would like to see your creations using Jewels and Gems. We are sponsored by the fab Simon Says who is offering an amazing $25 voucher to use in their online store.
I have chosen to use the gorgeous 'Artistic Goddess' from the wonderfully quirky new Simply Sassy collection from Sugar Nellie.

I am entering this card into the fabulous Simply Sassy Competition that Karen is running over on the Sugar Nellie blog? You really need to get over there and have a go as there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. The main prize is the new fantastic Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine which I would love to win. Also Karen is looking for a new member for the Simply Sassy DT and I absolutely adore this range, they are really funky. Anyway all you need to do to enter is to create a White on White card and add any one of the Simply Sassy images which must be coloured. You can find out all about the competition here

I have coloured this beauty with ProMarkers and for the background I have used loads of Cuttlebug embossing folders to give texture to what could be a very plain backdrop. Lots of flourishes and bling to finish and voile!