Bee-cause I like my friends to Bee happy I created this simply greetings card
This is Happy Buzzer (so cute) you can find it here
I'm very fussy when it comes to bees, most of the time they get depicted as being black and yellow when they are in fact brown and yellowish. Please pop over to the the challenge (link at top) and visit our lovely design teams blogs and leave them some positive vibes. Back soon Hugs Buffy xx
we are looking at "SCAPES" over at The Male room this week.
That's right, landscapes, seascapes, whatever type of scape you can imagine.
I have chosen a garden-scape,
To give it a more landscaped feel I layered up different sections. This gives it a bit more depth.
I'm afraid I didn't get a very good angle to show the depth of the layering. I wanted the wall to have a slightly white-washed but aged look, So I used Grey squirrel & Satin Promarkers. I also used muted colours to give it a more masculine feel.
Please remember to pop over and check out all the lovely Design Teams work and leave them some good vibes.
Back real soon Hugs Buffy x
Brown Sugar Challenges is going with an "anythings goes" challenge and my daughter needed a card for one of her friends so.....I decided to create this
This is my new step set, For the Love of Stamps - #iluvmyfone. I am now cool....
I double stamped the mobile then cut out the centre of one so the "screen" would be fractionally lower than the body. After colouring it in I used camelion glitter.
The insert needed to be a bit more "in-ya-face"
So I filled it with app symbols. Hopefully it will be a hit.
We want to see use Kraft card or paper somewher in your project...easy peasy!
Our lovely sponsor for this weeks challenges is......
The prize is the winner will get 2 digi's of their choice.
So without further ado....
I knew I had to have this image the moment I saw her. This is Hello Sadoko (Hello Kitty meets Sadoko from The Ring) you can find it HERE It just felt right that this image would work well with kraft card and it does give it that oriental feel. Of course no card would be complete without a hint of bling.....hence the subtle coloured gems.
Please pop over and visit our lovely DT at Fab'n'Funky and leave them some positive feedback. It is always gratefully received. So I thought I would also share with you my other little project. It's my very first attempt at a quilt.
It's not quite finished and I'm not sure if I'm fully happy with it yet. But I also have to stop being so hard on myself and remember it's my first go. Back soon with more sharing Hugs Buffy xx
yes I know Science doesn't explain much so.........
Over at The Male Room this week we would like to see your science brain...
Just think back to school/college, what did you do, were you lucky enough to have a wacky out-of-this-world teacher who amazed & dazzled you? Well we want all you mad scienctist ideas.
I have made a fairly simple card.....(bloomin backing paper took me ages to create)
This handsome fellow is Professor Wiggingson you can find him here, he's from the wonderful people at Dr.Digi.
OMG.......I spend ages giggling to myself and desperately trying not to order more of their hilarious stamps.
I've added the backing paper to the DOWNLOAD tab at the top of the page. Just click on the image and save.
I also remembered to give my atoms a little pop....
I added a few crystals to the centres to give them that nice sparkle I believe all atoms have.
Please pop over and visit our lovely DT and leave them some positive vibes.
Talking of positive vibes, my 15 year old daughter was off to a Halloween party the other week and left her costume plans to the very last minute. Did she just buy an off-the-shelf one....OH NO!!! She had to be a character from an anime (sort of). She wanted to be Giffany!!
So in a 2 hour rush-job I managed to whip up a skirt from scratch. When I say from scratch I literally mean all I had was 2metres of blue fabric and a prayer!!! BUT.....
I managed it. It's hard to see on the piccie but the front also has pleates. Only 2, but their there. It also has an elasticated waistband (I had some elastic in my sewing box...thank god) The overall look....
She was slightly frustrated that mummy's vast craft collection didn't have a Rainbow Ribbon for her hair. So the positive vibe is....I'm Bloody Brilliant!!! ;-) And I have a very grateful daughter Who better give me more notice next year!!!!!
Back soon with more amazing me...lol Hugs very knackered Buffy xx
My husband has never been a pudding fan BUT.........
a zesty lemon meringue pie is a completely different story. Today, god bless him, he helped me make it by whisking the egg whites (my electric whisk died). I enjoy making lemon curd because I give it a little bit of a zesty punch by adding 1tblsp of fresh grated root ginger.
I actually got a little carried away and made enough to jar up and put in the fridge.
So lemon curd on toast for breakfast tomorrow.
I can truly say there is something deeply satisfying about making a special treat for my husband.
(Oops...I forgot we're not allowed to say things like that anymore are we.......feminist tosh)
Hello, we have a great little challenge for you over at The Male Room . For the next couple of weeks the theme;
STAR TREK (or any other space series)
Why Star Trek? Well, it's because I'm a huge science-fiction fan and
because the franchise is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. I
started watching the show as a kid in the 60s and I love it. I've just
seen the latest Star Trek movie by JJ Abrams and highly recommend it.
And because many guys really like sci-fi programmes.
You don't have to stick to Star Trek inspired ideas - and there are
thousands from the various TV shows and movies - you can base your space
series (science fiction) project on any series from Star Wars,
Stingray, Dr Who, Twilight Zone, Stargate, Falling Skies, Six Million
Dollar Man, Superman, Quantum Leap, Arrow - and this list goes on!! If
your inspiration is not immediately clear, do tell us what show you've
My choice is the best space series to have ever exist. And making cards for small people well.....
Soup Dragon, from the Clangers, the greatest souper hero ever
yeah yeah terrible sense of humour.....can't help it
I have to confess that I am a big trekie at heart but I have the Clangers saved on my digi box. I'm hoping to crochet a clanger one day when I've got my other projects finished.
Well, I have a baby blanket to finish (my neighbours will be 1st time grandparents next month).
I also have a couple of little owls that need stuffing so I can send them off into the geocahing world.
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This is the beautiful Glen Affric, a peaceful and majestic landscape. It is a stones throw from the village of Cannich (our favourite place to retreat to). My trendy walking poles are a godsend, no way I'd have made it to this spot without them. Further down the glen is a spot called Kite Rock, where we were fortunate enough to see the golden eagles that were nesting over the hills. I wasn't able to get a good enough photo, I think I may have to consider a bigger lens.
It took us quite a while to get up here but we made it. The highlands of Scotland are one of the few places I feel fully at home. I seem to be able to relax here, so although the journey up was painful and I had a large dose of codiene sulphate in my system, it was worth it.
(For those who don't know, I fell down the stairs a few weeks ago and have been unable to sit down for very long. I am due to have an MRI scan in two weeks.)
I have seen a Red Kite for the first time and we are fairly sure we saw the Golden eagles in Glen Affric. I tried to get a photo but I'm not sure how clear it is.
I will post photo's when I get a good signal.
Good Morning all Over at Fab'n'Funky we have a new challenge for you.......
Our challenge this week is
on our Summer break during this challenge to give the DT girls some
much needed time when lots of holidays and kids and sun (!) and
everything summer is going on we will be taking a commenting break and
our challenge will last for 3 weeks - so you have until 6th September to enter the challenge!