Monthly Archives: September 2008

At long, long last a Sneak Peek is up at Toodles and Binks

hope you like what you can see so far.  Check it out here.

I’ve had yet another exhausting day at the coal face today, flippin’ credit crunch!


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Toodles on TV

as promised, here’s the to our Toodles on Funky Fables – she’s Snow White.  The link should last til Thursday.

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Calling all stampers: Toodles & Binks DT call

Put the word out….. Toodles and Binks have got a DT call out at the moment.  Hop over and apply.

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Forgot to mention

our Toodles was on CBBC this afternoon as Snow White in Funky Fables, it’s not yet up on iplayer but I will add a link when it is.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to the superbly funny and very gorgous Jon Richardson for today.

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New SU cattie in my hot and eager handies

I popped over to see Caz this afternoon after work, and picked up the new SU cattie – lovin’ it.  Especailly the sea shell set.

Lots of mundane deliveries today when I got home, but some very nice though – we now have lovely pink mailbags for despatching orders – not much I know, but to a girlie who loves colour, pretty candy pink baggies make the world of difference!

Brace yourselves, over on the Toodles and Binks blog they will be announcing the search for new DT members in the next couple of days.  There will also be a competition to name a couple of the designs, with some free stamps to two lucky peeps, and some stamped images for some others.  Keep checking their blog.

Got a call to say the kitchen curtains have arrived, so once we’ve gone to view the School tomorrow mornign I will have to dash over there to collect them.  I will, I WILL, get some crafting done this weekend – I’m missing it.  I did manage to get a good deal on paintbrushes at Craft Central on the way over to see Caz – buy one get one free, so I stocked up in readiness.

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Phew, just got home

we’ve been to Bradbourne School’s open evening tonight, and took forever to go around as Toodles just didn’t want to leave (especially the Science block).  We simply ran out of time at the end, and didn’t have as much time as we would have liked to look around the fantasic art displays.  It has Visual Arts College Status, and we think it will suit her completely.

I had been quite anxious that although it’s only about 7 miles away, we might not get in as it’s always oversubscribed, but talking to the staff tonight she hopefully stands a really good chance, as they have got intake from Edenbridge and West Kingsdown, both of which are further away than we are.

We’ve got another open day on Saturday, and then one next week and we’re done – just left with the anxious wait until March nexdt year to hear where she’ll be offered a place – at the moment (and not having seen Hill View yet) we are crossing everything for our first choic at Bradbourne.  Wish us luck.

I did a tiny bit of crafting last night, and dragged out the H20’s for an airing, but had to stop, as somebody – watch my eyes swivel to Toodles – has run off with all my paintbrushes ……… I don’t believe it.

We got to see the Toodles and Binks stamp designs this evening, and apart from a couple of tiny amendments, they are fabulous – I’m so excited.

Well, night night and sleep tight.

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Sorry, it’s been a while – UKST Challenge 7

which was a Pirate theme, for National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

This is a really quick entry, as dinner is almost ready.

Stamps:  Sugar Nellie (Pirate), Elzybells (Large Star), SU (Small Star), STaples (Sir Tim)

Pattern paper:  All Aboard (English Paper Company) from Stamp Galaxy

Cardstock: Black, Dark Blue and Red from Prism plus textured White

Coloured with :  COPICS, Brilliance Dewdrops


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Went to Sincerely Yours show at Biggin Hill today

jut really to support Caz, who’d got an SU demo going on there.

Actually, the place was really quite busy, and I had quite a hard job to park – probably got one of the last parking places, as they seemed to be fighting for them when I came out.

I really didn’t spend very much, just had a mooch around – then bought a whole load of double sided tape of differing widths (I was running really low on it) and some silicone glue (I’d run out).

No stamps, which me me is very unusual.  I’m tryig to be good at the moment, especially as I had a hard job finding room for all the SU sets I got last month!  I may have to un-mount some of my old stamps, or sell ’em ….. shock and horror.

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Birthday card for Karen

this is a spare piece of the Roses in Winter paper I had left over, which is matted on dark purple.

Made a 6×6 card, and then cut off a couple of inches from the front righthand side, ticket punched the cornners, and mounted the piece to the front of the card.

The quotation is from my new Tim Holtz set I got yesterday.

It doesn’t show up in the photo very well, but I added Diamond Stickles to to the two stamped flowers, then added a dark purple silk flower, with a Prima Crasy Daisy in the centre of it, secured with a Papermania brad and a single leaf from the Walk in the Garden Cricut Cartridge I had haning around on my desk.

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K – Monogram – UK STampers – Challenge #5

phew, managed to get my entry done last night.

This week’s was a to do a large monogram of your name.  Obviously then, mine was a “K”.  I did wonder what I’d use it for then it occured that as it’s Karen’s birthday tomorrow, I will add it to her flowers (I used the same stamps as for her card).


Check out the challenge over at their Cyberblog (there a link in my side bar), as there’s blog candy up for grabs, and you’ve still got a few hours to get it done.

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