Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Stamin Chic Sketch Challenge

Here's my take of the stampin Chic stamp challenge. I have used mainly Claire Curd Signature range bits and pieces, and cut out flower shapes and the name with my Quickutz Silhouette. This card is for my husbands cousins girlfriend, it should say Happ Birthday Melike on it, but it would look something like this 'Dogum Gunu Kutlu Olsun Melike'!! Bit of a monthful isnt it-now I know why the turks aren't big on giving cards!! Due to the length I decided that her name would be just as cute, and very personal. thanks for looking, Tammy.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

What a Day!!!


Well I finally have it!! It cost 150 dollars from Scrapbook Express, plus they throw in 2 extra cd's for images, and a hook and scrapper. What a deal.
I had a lot of headache to get mine though, and I would like to say this was all due to one Turkisk Cargo company. I ended up having to pay an extra 256 dollars to get this!! Take out the customs charge-of course to be expected and I spent 210 dollars extra-I wouldn't have paid this if they item had been delivered to Fethiye. Unfortunately it got stuck several hours away, and we had to drive to get it, then the cargo company wanted 2 seperate payments on top of our petrol money. I couldn't believe it. We used all our money to get this, because we didnt want to leave it after all the driving etc we had done to collect. It is beautiful though, and I am thrilled to bits, but I think I need to make lots of cards to get some of the money back for my hubbie, I feel so guilty about it, and my stomach is in knots. I will take a photo of me and machine later, all working, as I havent used it yet, I was so tired last night, and hopefully some of the cards I have made using it. 150 dollars is such a bargin if you are thinking of one of these for yourself (plus Scrapbook Express have lots of other great things-and there customer service is second to none) and remember I only had major problem due to stupid Turkish Kargo company!!! Thanks for reading-back soon!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Blog Candy

Hi All
Because I have no idea how to do links on my sidebar, I have devoted this post to all those wonderful blog candy's out there. So without further ado!
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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Just a peek-No Sentiments......yet!

Hello all
Hope you are all well, and booking tickets to come to Fethiye Turkey for your hols! Weather is beautiful here!
I've been busy with the cards again, and sold a couple pieces of jewellery this week. I made these 2 cards this week but they are not complete yet, and I am chewing over putting some earrings on the purple one. They need sentiments and again I am waiting for my Silhouette-cry cry cry!! I think I need to make Uncle a PLEASE TAKE ME TO IZMIR card, and give hima great big kiss!! Ok here they are
Another Tilda Card, made with Claire Curd Signature Range Papers, and a Magnolia Stamp. I embossed the image and coloured with my watercolour pencils.
And a purple one using Daisy and Dandilion Papers.
Well thats it for today I think!
Take Care and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

First Tilda card, First Magnolia Challenge

Yes its my first one, and I am quite pleased with her, its actually going to be a happy birthday sister card, but with all the delays with my slihouette machine she is just happy birthday. The papers are from daisy and dandlion.

Another view
and a close up of dear little Tilda

It has been a stressful few days, my Silhouette machine, that should have arrived on Monday, is waiting to be picked up 6 hours drive away, it was 12 hours away but I have had it shipped closer, but they refuse to send to my home town, and we have a customs here, it really has been very disappointing, as I have been so excited to give this machine a go. Hopefully really soon we will go and collect it???????? And then I can play. Thanks for reading

Friday, 1 May 2009

I Would like to win this!!

Here we have some blog candy you could win on Much Ado About Nothing blogspot, I am hopeless at linking, so I thought I would add it here, this candy runs until the 3rd May. Looks great doesn't it, I won't win though, I never win competitions its just a fact a life for me-but I'l have a go!!

The Secrets Out!

Well, I told you all I was waiting for something to arrive, I've decided to spill the beans and share with you all. Here it is!
I ordered this from Scrapbook Express, and instead of being 500 dollars they are selling for 150 at the mo!! I know the machine normally retails at about 350 dollars, but they also put in a cleaner for the mat, a scrapper tool, Home CD, and Holly CD!!! I cant believe it and I just can't wait!! Should be here real soon, if I am lucky prehaps tomorrow, but I am thinking more Monday. I have to sell my Cuttlebug though, I know that I cant emboss with the Silhouette, but it just too much to have both I believe, and I didnt use the embossing part too much, and I have done a few sheets to keep in any case. I shall miss her, but I believe this will be better for me.
Sorry no cards to show you today, yesterday evening I am so tired, and hubbie came home early. I am working on some Tilda cards but they are not finished yet, I love Tildas, they are new passion for sure!!
Thanks for reading and take care