Wednesday 14 July 2010

I have had the most wonderful news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had an e-mail the night before last from Maggie over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp inviting me to join their design team!!! I did want to shout it from the roof tops but thought I'd better make sure that it didn't have to be 'announced' on their blog first and Maggie has now let me know that I can pass on my good news!! For those of you that have been following my blog, you might have read that it's been my ultimate dream to get onto a DT, and to be perfectly honest, I was beginning to feel a little bit disheartened, I mean, I know I've only been blogging for quite a short time but in that time, I've entered quite a lot of challenges and I didn't seem to be getting anywhere, so I was beginning to get a bit impatient and was thinking that maybe my cards just weren't good enough but now, I am absolutely over the moon!!! It's funny how life works itself out - whenever you feel a bit low, you always seem to get a lifeline from somewhere.
Right, back on earth - my son is going to a birthday party after school today and this is the card I've made for the little boy who's party it is. I thought while I was at it, I might as well 'kill two birds with one stone' as they say, so I followed Sketch Saturday's sketch week #111 but I've turned it round! I've used a great Greeting Farm stamp cos I think it looks a bit like the birthday boy and I also used the new Basic Grey Oliver papers which I've been desperate to get my hands on since they came out and I finally ordered them from Quixotic and they arrived yesterday. I've been going between taking photos of my cards with the digital camera (like this one) and scanning them in, and I really can't decide which is best - when I scan them in, I think you can see the detail better but when I take a photo, I think the colours reproduce much better. I'd love to know what you think works better!?!?!
On the home front, my little fur baby, Tippy was 'groomed' yesterday. It's so cool - the groomer is based in a converted ambulance which parks up outside the house, I hand over a smelly Tippy and I get back a gorgeous, clean, fragrant fur baby!! He looks so much better when he's been cut - his coat's got lovely markings and it's much softer near the skin (that and he doesn't moult so much ;-)) and it brings out the chihuahua in him! I really must post a piccy of him (and maybe myself while I'm at it - all you can see at the moment is my tattooed foot!)
Anyway, I think I've rambled on enough for today - this may just be my longest post yet, but I had lots to share. Bye for now, blog fans!

Ingredients: Stamp - The Greeting Farm coloured with promarkers, Papers - Basic Grey Oliver, S-A-M letters - October Afternoon.


  1. Welcome aboard hun, it will be great working with you at SS&S - congrats. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Congratulations on your Dt post, just popped over from docrafts to say well done.
    louise xx

  3. Gorgeous card!!. love the image and your papers and layout are fab!!
    Well done with the DT!!
    Vicky xx

  4. fantastic card hun and massive congrats on your news too.have fun with your dt position.
    xx coops xx

  5. Great card i beautiful colours and a nice image! Thanks for joining us at SS this week - good luck!
    Hugs, Lena

  6. Cute card!! Perfect card for a boy!! Congratulations on your news too!
    Jodi =)


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