Monday, July 19, 2010

Pivotal Xpressions Freebies

Hi World! Just thought I'd let everyone know that my wonderful friend over at Pivotal Xpressions, Beky, has her first ever 'freebie'. It's an assortment of labels that can be used on containers in the pantry or on storage boxes or whatever is in need of a trendy label ;o) Head over to and grab some lovely labels!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beautiful shop...

Ah...what a joy it was to have an impromptu visit to Zetta Florence today!

They sell the most beautiful, wrapping paper, that should never be used to wrap anything! Gorgeous stamp sets, Stunning cards and wonderful notebooks!
Last night I thought I would have a gander at their website and with all their NEW items I knew I had to visit them soon!

I purchased some of their new range wrap...Paris designs and other travel destinations and a cute little vintage post card advertising Air France...very nice haul ;o)

Friday, July 9, 2010

new card...

It's a friends birthday on the weekend and I thought "I know...I'll make a card!

I had been slack in my card makingness of late so I sat down and made's a bit on the different side but I think it's a bit of fun to follow but here are a few obscure ones...can you guess? ;o)

I made it to Meet Me At Mikes...

Thought I'd peruse the MMAM blog and what do I spy....down the bottom of one pic is my 'picnic' envelope!! You can't see it too well but above "me" is a little yellow envelope with 2 sandwiches and 2 ants...I guess I'm back baby! ;o)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Logo launch...

Here it is, the grand unveiling...

I have been playing around with this for quite some time and I have finally come up something I am very happy with.

Since moving and having to redo the study I settled on Red/Black and White. I bought Red/Black/White boxes and even our Ikea shelving is white...I decided I loved the colours so much why not transfer them to a new logo!

As I have said I have a love affair with Japanese paper and especially the cherry blossom "Sakura" I decided to smoosh all my 'loves' together and came up with this ;o)

I love it so much I designed a cushion using the blossom...but that's for another post ;o)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Did it have to be so scary..?

Just to post off craft topic for a moment...I would like to discuss Toy Story 3. If you have not seen it then I suggest you either look away or if you enjoy spoilers go for it ;o)

Now I have loved the Toy Story Franchise since it began but really...what went wrong with TS3? I get it was made for those of us that have grown up with Buzz, Woody and the gang but c'mon! The cymbal bashing monkey that watched the monitors...he scared the life out of me when he 'sounded the alarm' The Lazy eyed baby made me feel terribly uncomfortable, I have never liked those dolls that have the open/close eyes...when they go wrong ;o) And the pizza bread Potato head!!! That was gross!!!

Now don't get me wrong...there were the odd funny moments....mainly the Spanish speaking Buzz and Ken was so funny and delightful he almost stole the show...but I struggle to remember much more. The scary moments stick with me more than any 'happy' moments...yes I did cry when the toys held hands and awaited their destiny and the odd tear was shed when Andy passed his toys on to the 'next generation' but parents should have been made aware that there are extreme scary scenes for kids.

In the cinema I attended, kids were crying...and parents were having to take them out of the cinema! I wanted to see it first before I took my 4 year old to see if it was suitable....NO WAY!!!! Granted our daughter does suffer from frequent nightmares and I was not going to add to her repertoire with family favourites. She won't even watch the original TS with Sid the toy mashing delinquent...he scares imagine if he scares her how on earth would she handle the psycho cymbal bashing monkey with the the freaky poking out eyes *shudder*....

Anyway...this was all brought on by a post on FB about how much people enjoyed TS3, all adults. Yes I will add to their enormous profit margin by purchasing the DVD but I will not let my daughter watch it...for quite some time!! Here endeth the rant ;o)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Meet Me At Mikes...

In my journey to get back in the swing of things I decided to join in on the "Envelope Project".

This will explain it better than I can ;o)

I knew I wanted to use some gingham stickers I had lying about for absolute years but what to do with them....Alyssa had the answer...."They look like a picnic mummy" So the idea was born...I covered the envelope front with gingham stickers, 'made' a couple of sandwiches and used a balloon hole punch to create ant bodies...what's a picnic with out ants ;o)

Hopefully it makes it in one piece... :o)

Monday, July 5, 2010

It has begun...

I guess I have just, to quote Obi Wan, "taken my first step into a larger world"

It's been a long time coming, many things have happened but I finally started my blog! If you are reading this I guess you know :oP

My reason for keep my thoughts straight, let people know what I am up to, and to get my new "brand" out in the wold...more on that later but I look forward to sharing my journey with you...