My Dog Is A Gleek!

It's been so cold here lately and Susie has really been feeling the cold so what with Christmas coming up and all I decided to buy her a doggie jumper. I'm not mad about dogs wearing clothes but I think this works and I felt so sorry for her shivering all the time.

She didn't look like she was enjoying it too much......

But then she started loving it!

I didn't realise when I bought it but a friend pointed out (yes Mona I'm talking about you!) that she looks like she belongs on "Glee" LOL

Rachel sure does like her Argyle.

And just because I'm a total Gleek here's a little vid, I love this!


Mami Doodles GD Challenge: Cherish Your Online Friends

This weeks Mami Doodles Challenge is to send a card to another member of the DT in the spirit of Christmas and all.
I'm sending a card to Deirdre.

I actually made 2 cards for this weeks Mami Doodles Challenge (I know what happened?? LOL)

My first one was using this gorgeous image called "Santa I Can Explain"
I love this image. I used Fancy Pants Happy Holidays Paper that I think I've had for about 2 years {blush}

For this one I used "The Star Fairy" image, I love this image because you also have a version for a New Years Card and you know you always need those as there's always someone that gets forgotten. I used Anitas Red Christmas Papers and I really don't know how long I've had these (in other words a LONG time)

I want to say a big THANK YOU to Elisa for asking me to be Guest Designer for December and if you haven't already then you NEED to check out her Mami Doodles images because they're fantastic!
Also if you want to have a chance to win some of her great images go HERE to enter the challenge.

Guest Designer At Mami Doodles: Anything Goes

The lovely Elisa over at Mami Doodles asked me to be her guest designer for December. I was honoured to be asked and of course said YES!

Elisa has just released some gorgeous new images for Christmas. I dare you to go and look and not want them all!
There's "The Star Fairy", "The Storyteller", "Christmas Wreath" & "Santa I Can Explain" which is the December Promo item and means that you get that one free when purchase any stamp through the month of December.

On my project I used the "Christmas Wreath" Stamp and made this little wall hanging. I love this stamp, you actually get 2 stamps one with the door and one without.
The challenge was "Anything Goes" and if you'd like a chance to win 4 of Elisa's images head over HERE and enter before next Thursday 16th Dec.



Five years ago on Today FM's Ray Darcy show they compiled a book of photos that told the story of a day in the life of Ireland. The money raised from selling the book went to charity. They asked the public to send in photos and were amazed with the success of it.

Five years on and they decided to do it again this time to raise money for Barnardos Childrens Charity.
The idea was to take photos on Oct 2nd and email them in to the show.

Saturday Oct 2nd 2010 was a very, very wet day here in Tipperary but I decided I wanted to join in. So I grabbed my camera and started taking pics.

The day started with myself and Susie having a lie-in.
Here she is in her bed all curled up.

After lunch with no sign of the rain clearing I decided to head to "The Lookout". I love this place and it feels like being on top of the world. Unfortunately it was so wet that I had to sit in the car for quiet a while.

Finally the rain eased off a bit and I got out and tried out the panoramic mode on my camera for the first time.

On the way home I popped into the local shop for a few bits and spotted the ice-cream machine so I got myself a 99 and was told it would be the last one I could have for a while because they were packing up the machine for the winter. I love my 99's SO much.
While sitting in the car I snapped a pic of my 99, just for fun.

So I sent off my pics disappointed with how few I managed to take and thought to myself that I didn't have a hope of any of them making it into the book especially as I heard them saying that they got in 21,000 pics and how great they all were.

I picked up my book today in Easons (they were nearly all gone)and was told that they only arrived in 2 hours before and would definitely be gone by the end of the day.

I got home made a cuppa and sat down to flick through the book and imagine my surprise when I saw one of my pics in the book.

I was laughing at the one that got added. Out of them all that was the biggest surprise and to think I nearly didn't send it. Then I thought "Why didn't I paint my nails that day?"

Starting Tomorrow.....

Over on Elsie Flannigan's Blog

SO exciting, are you gonna join in??

GBCE Class

This is what we made.
The class was for this LO. I've used baby pics but the papers were suitable for lots of different types of pics.

I also did a Christmas version of the LO.

I left the inside blank on this one because I want to add some journalling.

I did a different flower on this one

I made this card with the leftovers and a different type flower.

I used a Digi Stamp from Mami Doodles
Big thanks to Elisa for giving me permission to use it.

This is the same as the flower above except it has an extra two layers


GBCE Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peeks of my class at the GBCE.
Using the gorgeous DCWV papers we will be making a LO that can be adapted to use whatever pics you like.

In fact you will be getting such a bumper kit with this class that you are going to be able to make 4/5 LO's and still have enough to make some cards too!

Each kit will have 12 sheets of 12X12 (many embellished and glittered) plus a full sheet of stickers and a full pack of brads - valued at almost 20 Euro


If all that's not enough you will also be getting a gift pack from K&Co!

Places are booking up fast, so if you want to be sure of getting a place BOOK NOW

I'm so excited to be going to the GBCE and I'm counting down the days!
Only 3 more sleeps!!


Get Well Soon

Last week at Kirsty's Wednesday Night Online Crop she had a gorgeous sketch and I used it to make this card for my Aunt who is hospital at the moment.
The Digi Stamp is one of Elisa's from Mami Doodles (I LOVE her digi stamps, I may have mentioned that before! :-})

I normally don't enter challenges but I stumbled on the "Stamp Something" blog (through Jackie Mooney's blog) and this card fits the challenge so I'm going to enter it.

Stamp Something: Use a Digi


Today I'm In Love With..........

......Kirsty Wiseman's Wednesday night cyber crops.

Last week Kirsty had a Wednesday night Cyber crop and set us a challenge using a sketch and also a product challenge. We could do one or the other or both (if we wished). I decided to do the sketch and ended up with this.....

And then the following day I decided to have a go at the product challenge but things did not go to plan and my LO ended up with a cup of coffee all over it :-( This might have been ok if that was on Kirsty's list of products but it wasn't! :-} Anyway Kirsty still featured my original LO on her blog Yippeee!

So last night she set us another sketch and product challenge and as last weeks LO ended up in the bin I decided to use one of the pics on this weeks one and this was what I ended up with......

I hope Kirsty is gonna make these cyber crops a regular thing as I'm finding them a great challenge. I'm a very, very slow scrapper so to complete a LO in 2 hours is actually quiet difficult for me.

The cyber crop starts at 8pm and finishes at 10pm every Wednesday night. Oh and did I tell you there's a prize too! What more could you want ??

If you want to play along next week check it out HERE


Today I'm In Love With........

Each day I'm gonna pop up something that catches my eye, it might be a song, a video, a picture, some handmade thing that I have fallen in love with, a blog that's interesting........... you get the idea ;-)

SO Today I'm in Love with.......


The Script's new song


More Exciting News...........

I can now tell you another bit of my exciting news!

I am going to be teaching 2 classes at the "Great Big Craft Extravaganza" (GBCE) in Athlone at the end of September.

I'll be doing a class using gorgeous K&Co Christmas papers, that one is on Friday 24th Sept @ 11am. It can be booked HERE

And I'm using DCWV for my second class which is called "Hello Baby" is on Sunday 26th Sept @ 3.15pm and it can be booked HERE

I am so excited to be teaching these classes (can you tell?) and I'm in such good company. You HAVE to check out all the other fabulous tutors and classes that are on offer. Have a look at the timetable HERE and hop over to An Siopa BuĂ­ for booking

Also keep an eye out I might even post a few sneak peeks of my classes here.

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