28 December 2008

On Vacation

Tomorrow morning at about 7am we finally leave for the week long holiday to South Island, New Zealand.

So no posts until we get back with a LOT of photographs.

See you next Monday.

You are still able to purchase wonderful handmade cards from my store, but I am unable to post any until I get back home.

24 December 2008

MERRY

CHRISTMAS
we are going on a family holiday on the 29th
i will probably post something before then
planning a picnic near the waterfront
for tomorrow
today, i joined my mom at work for a christmas
party. Started at 12noon, got back home
at 5pm!
Lots of drinking, talking and fun
Nothing like Christmas eve
in the uk.
tomorrow, i will be taking my new camera
and taking lots of wonderful
pictures
and will be taking my skates
with me
so you (and me) can see then in action
on asphalt
i hope to use any profit from my card making
to get a full allergy test that is available.
It costs about $500AUD!!!!!
In Jan, I'm thinking of appling for another shop at
the wonderful
lollishops
to sell some photographs.
i've been taking some really
lovely
photographs lately
and think they would look
lovely as prints
etc
watching my poirot dvd right now
and need to have a wonderful
soothing shower tonight
before santa arrives!!!
Anyway,
Merry Christmas Everyone

22 December 2008

Tagged

I was tagged by lelephantrose
The rules:

1. Place a link to the person that tagged you

2. List seven unusual things about yourself

3. Tag (and link to) seven other artists at the end of your post, and post on their blogs to let them know they’ve been tagged.

_____________________________
Here goes:

1) I don't really like to be tagged coz I can never think of anything.

2) I don't like rabbits but like bunnies.

3) I never (or rarely) have money on me.

4) I have a wonderful little doggie daughter - Mojito (a webkins).

5) My two nephews are an Ogg and a bear.

6) Unusual? What's usual??

7) I've already planned the tattoo I'll get when my big doggie dies. (She 10yrs old and not expected to live very long).

I'm tagging:

MichelleCharmsWorld
SharonsCottageQuilts
BarrysAdventures
Jemjoop
EnchantedEye
TiffinTales
TheGiftCloset

An extra tag:
EclecticHeart
Today we're off to shop a new marketplace! I have opened up shop on Lollishops this month and want to bring people to the world of girly girly goodness! There is so much to find and see here, that I thought I would bring you a peek at what is behind that pretty, pink, Lacy curtain!

From Left to Right in the gift-guide: Row 1-> Pink Whipped Cream Ring by MichellesCharmWorld
Pink Patchwork Pillow by BStudio
Cupcakes Magnet Set by HeatherKnitz
Cupcake Card Set by ExpressionsbyDevin

Row 2->
Embroidered Lavender Sachet by BailiwickDesigns
Vintage Whimsy from FadedButDesiredTreasures

Row 3->
Knit Baby Booties by MonarchDancer
Flowers 5 Card Set by Pnkgeeni

Row 4->
Faux Petit Fours by RenegadeRose
Gift Card Sleeve by ArtbyNaomi
Roses Roses Fairy House by CarolineAlexander
Victorian Boot Sachet by NanasNest


More Lollishops Goodies!

From L -> R

Row 1:

Sequin and Flowers Cards set of 4 by PinkPatriceBoutique

Button Votive Holder by PinkyLouLou

Girl with Bird Notecard by HappyDayStudio

Seaside Picnic Print by AliceInParis

*The two above banners and text were made by the wonderful Michelle*

21 December 2008

The Grinch

Every Who Down in Whoville Liked Christmas a lot…
But the Grinch,
Who lived just north of Whoville, Did NOT!
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why.
No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all,
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason,
His heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve,
hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour,
Grinchy frown,
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every Who down in Whoville beneath,
Was busy now, hanging a mistletoe wreath.
“And they’re hanging their stockings!” he snarled with a sneer,
“Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!”
Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
“I MUST find some way to stop Christmas from coming!”
For Tomorrow, he knew, all the Who girls and boys,Would wake bright and early.
They’d rush for their toys!And then!
Oh, the noise!
Oh, the Noise!Noise! Noise! Noise!
That’s one thing he hated!
The NOISE!NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!
Then the Whos, young and old, would sit down to a feast.
And they’d feast!
And they’d feast!
And they’d FEAST!FEAST! FEAST! FEAST!
They would feast on Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast beast.
Which was something the Grinch couldn’t stand in the least!
And THEN They’d do something He liked least of all!
Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They’d stand hand-in-hand.
And the Whos would start singing!
They’d sing!
And they’d sing!
And they’d SING!SING! SING! SING!
And the more the Grinch thought of this Who Christmas Sing,
The more the Grinch thought, “I must stop this whole thing!”
“Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now!”
“I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! But HOW?”
Then he got an idea!
An awful idea!
THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!
“I know just what to do!” The Grinch laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, “What a great Grinchy trick!”
“With this coat and this hat, I look just like Saint Nick!”“All I need is a reindeer…”
The Grinch looked around.
But, since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch?
No!
The Grinch simply said,“If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead!”
So he called his dog, Max.
Then he took some red thread,
And he tied a big horn on the top of his head.
THEN He loaded some bags
And some old empty sacks,
On a ramshackle sleigh
And he hitched up old Max.
Then the Grinch said, “Giddap!”
And the sleigh started down,
Toward the homes where the Whos Lay asnooze in their town.
All their windows were dark.
Quiet snow filled the air.
All the Whos were all dreaming sweet dreams without care.
When he came to the first little house on the square.
“This is stop number one,” the old Grinchy Claus hissed,
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.
Then he slid down the chimney.
A rather tight pinch.
But, if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue.
Where the little Who stockings all hung in a row.
“These stockings,” he grinned, “are the first things to go!”
Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
Pop guns!
And bicycles!
Roller skates!
Drums!
Checkerboards!
Tricycles!
Popcorn!
And plums!
And he stuffed them in bags.
Then the Grinch, very nimbly,Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney!
Then he slunk to the icebox.
He took the Whos’ feast!
He took the Who-pudding!
He took the roast beast!
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash!
Then he stuffed all the food up the chimney with glee.
“And NOW!” grinned the Grinch, “I will stuff up the tree!”
And the Grinch grabbed the tree, and he started to shove,
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who!
Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was not more than two.
The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter,Who’d got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at the Grinch and said, “Santy Claus, why,”“Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?”
But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick,
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
“Why, my sweet little tot,” the fake Santy Claus lied,“There’s a light on this tree that won’t light on one side.”
“So I’m taking it home to my workshop, my dear.”
“I’ll fix it up there. Then I’ll bring it back here.”
And his fib fooled the child.
Then he patted her head,
And he got her a drink and he sent her to bed.
And when Cindy-Lou Who went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!
Then the last thing he took Was the log for their fire!
Then he went up the chimney, himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire.
And the one speck of food That he left in the house,
Was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse.
Then He did the same thing To the other Whos’ houses
Leaving crumbs
Much too small For the other Whos’ mouses!
It was quarter past dawn…
All the Whos,
still a-bed,
All the Whos,
still asnooze
When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents!
The ribbons!
The wrappings!
The tags!
And the tinsel!
The trimmings!
The trappings!
Three thousand feet up!
Up the side of Mt. Crumpit,
He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!
“PoohPooh to the Whos!” he was grinchishly humming.
“They’re finding out now that no Christmas is coming!”
“They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!”“
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,Then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry BooHoo!”
“That’s a noise,” grinned the Grinch, “That I simply MUST hear!”
So he paused.
And the Grinch put his hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.It started in low.
Then it started to grow.
But the sound wasn’t sad!
Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn’t be so! But it WAS merry!
VERY!He stared down at Whoville!
The Grinch popped his eyes!Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!
Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small,
Was singing!
Without any presents at all!
HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming!
IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?”
“It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!”
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.”
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
And what happened then?
Well…in Whoville they say,
That the Grinch’s small heart Grew three sizes that day!
And the minute his heart didn’t feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light,
And he brought back the toys!
And the food for the feast!
And he,
HE HIMSELF!
The Grinch carved the roast beast!

19 December 2008

empty

i can't seem to think of anything to blog about. it's raining (still warm). i hoped that i could take my skates out today. i might be able to blog something tomorrow. sorry for the dull post.


18 December 2008

Business Cards???



I'm not sure about these cards. They double as a thank you card. Meaning that I can write a message and coupon inside. I thought they were fitting since I make cards. But I'm not sure they really work.


The design is always difficult for me to decide on. I always change my mind and can never make something that represents my work.

And because I always want my shop banner, avator, website etc to match so it's difficult and time consuming to change all of them.



What about the above design??

I'll print a sheet out tomorrow and see what they look like in real life.

17 December 2008

BOGOFree


I started this card last week. I made sure not to cut into the hedgehog so I could stitch around it. (Like a postage stamp??) with black thread. Then I didn't really know what to do with it.
Today I picked up the back striped paper and put the hedgehog over it. Found another piece of paper so make the hedgehog stand out and added a flower brad that I got at the weekend.
And I am having a BuyOneGetOneFree Offer for tweets and Lolli's.
(You have to give me the right code in message to seller through paypal)
Every single card is in the offer.
This is the perfect time to pick up a few Birthday Cards, Valentines Card or any other type of handmade card.
I'll try to repeat today tomorrow
XX

16 December 2008

a few quick shots

the rain from a few hours ago. this was taken on standard settings from about 3 metres away using the zoom.
Using the super macro setting. From about 5cm away from the subject (Barry the Barista Bear).
I've changed some of the settings so there is no shadow on inside photos. Figured out how to alter the settings quickly. Just need to get a XD Picture Card so I can take panaramic shots.
I can't wait to take this beauty around, and it has a rechargable battery!!!
Still need to figure out some of the settings. Like face recognision etc.
The worst thing is that it uses different memory cards than our other digi cams.
I got a mini SD picture card with adapter but you need to XD one to use some features.
Another post, more photos and some cards (i hope) still to come!

15 December 2008

Sneaky Peeks


I managed to make new cards today. I had fun making these. I love intricate detail cutting and cards that end up looking wonderful - even when I'm not really feeling that creative.


These cards are only available from LolliShops. And there are still free gifts to be received!!


I think I will be buying a new digital camera tomorrow. I got $400 NZD from birthday and Christmas (I know! I shouldn't have opened anything) and I could either spend it on clothes etc or I could get a digital camera all of my own that doesn't run through batteries as fast as I drink soy lattes!

Just a thought: I could also get some wonderful scrapping/card making supplies....

I think I will stick with the camera. An Olympus FE 370 for $399 NZD. It will have to be Silver. My mom's camera is black and they do look similar. It comes in blue, pink, black, red and silver...

14 December 2008

So I was going to blog about another Lolli Vendor about once a week. Today I searched for Buttons. And I'm actually stuck between two items....

Mom and me found a cute little handmade shop on Saturday. As well as some funky plastic things. (A 'lubricated idea' keyring with a colorful condom inside. With Momma saying "What's That?")

Anyway we picked up some wooden Christmas decorations. Two strings of stars and one of trees. Just have to hang them up. And Mom found a recycled silk flower brooch that will complete a nice dressy dress she has. I'll take photos of them eventually.

And since I still can't decide I'll go with two things.



The first one is a set of buttons by Heather Knitz.


And the second one is this funky necklase by Shupg.

I may have another post later today if I get round to making some wonderful cards.


12 December 2008

So Many Buttons!

and one beautiful card.

My latest listing on LolliShops.

Tomorrow is skating and biking day.
Pictures will be coming.

11 December 2008

So no real post today. But a new design.
I'm not sure about it.
I made it with some digi scrapbook supplies I have.

Listed lots of new cards on LolliShops

*link fixed*

9 December 2008

Love You Card With Stitch Hearts


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Originally uploaded by pnkgeenipapercrafts

I finally got round to making this card today. It is available only through LolliShops for $6.00. Those little hearts are so difficult to fix to the card. They kept trying to fly out the window and spread their love through out the world.

My allergies are getting worse. Tomorrow I hope to get more crafting done.

8 December 2008

A Happy Post

Earlier today I was feeling a little ill. Think really bad hayfever allergies in the middle of Summer and a really sore dry throat. I hoped that I would get around to making some wonderful cards, and was thinking of how I love feeling like I get transported to a quiet grass filled meadow with a single tree and stream nearby. I searched on LolliShops for meadow and found this gorgeous whimsical gingerbread house by Keepsakes Cakes.
















"In a place more magical than you or I can Imagine there is a perfect little town."

"It is a quaint little street tucked right between a quiet marshmallow meadon and a bubbling soda pop brook..."


The description is so beautiful. I want to go live in LolliPop Lane. It must be so wonderful to live there. *Happy sigh*

I didn't get round to making anything today. The skates arrived so I played around with them for a bit, then I really needed to get some sleep. My throat is better but it's still a little achy.

I got a nice little sleeping cat thing from my Gran today. I don't know if it's for my birthday or for Christmas but it's such a cute thing. It came in a decorative soap box and I SO hoped that it wasn't soap. I do not like smelly stuff. Even perfume is horrible and hurts my throat/makes me sneeze and cough.

LolliShops has only been open a week and it's so amazing! Sometimes I just want to crawl inside and lie around on the soft cotton floor watching little bits of glitter float down.

Tomorrow I will get on with some crafting.
Promise

Skates are Here

My gorgeous new LandRollers Skates. They are huge!
I've only tried the right one on since we'll be going out soon. It is so easy to stand in them - even on one foot and they feel so secure.
My mom got some blue ones but I will let her open the box.
We got some protective gear too. Elbow, Wrists and knees.
I've only gone skating twice and had one lesson. LandRollers should be much easier to learn in! and they work on carpet and grass etc.
I am working on another post for today. Which will probably get written tonight.

7 December 2008

dog1



Love this paper and stamped image together.

I have to do lots of promoting and making new things tomorrow.

The skates should arrive tomorrow. They've been in Auckland for about a week waiting at Customs.

Another blog will be here tomorrow.

5 December 2008

My Doggie

This is my doggie Sunner.
She lives in the UK with my dad.
Runs around like a maniac! although she's slowed down now she's over 10 yrs old

I have more photos somewhere. In some box - safe.

4 December 2008

Pastel Smiles


Click on the picture above to go to that page and see more of the wonderful Pastel Smiles card.

I love the colors on this card. It's so peaceful and pastel soft.
Soothing and calming.
This design has been drfting through my mind for a while.
Hand cut circles/flowers on a bright pink textured cardstock card.

I still have all TEN free gifts waiting to be send off to their new owners. So no buyers yet.

I have a bunch of paper hearts that I need to find some inspiration for. I'm not sure what to do with them.

Our skates still haven't arrived. They should be here by next Tuesday. Hopefully they'll arrive later today, or tomorrow.

Going to buy a nice thin cotton sheet - it's only going to get hotter. Over night it tends to be about 13 - 16 deg c. I grew up in Guernsey. It might get to about 26 deg c during the day at Summer and maybe 12 deg c at night time.
Not used to hot nights!

We'll be picking up a picnic blanket as well. When the skates arrive - we'll be spending every weekend (maybe) at the Water Front.

My mom is having problems with Skype at work, so she's calling me to check it and then hangs up!

2 December 2008

Stitched Heart


Other than saying that it's a heart with hand stitching I don't know what else to say....
Check out that box to the side -------------------->
You can still get a nice little free gift with every purchase at LolliShops.

I should take new photographs of all the cards sitting around just waiting to be listed and bought. Then it's time to make lots of pretty new things.

I've been trying to think of something to blog about all day, and still can't really think of anything. I've been listing on LolliShops like crazy! The cards that have been listed are already wrapped up inside cellobags. I just need your address (and $$) to send them too.

I have to take some photographs of the new cards I have made so that they can be shown to the world.

Tomorrow (the 3rd) is my birthday. So as well as opening (store bought) cards I can make some really pretty ones too.

I've decided to add something to the free gifts for the first ten buyers. Still not saying what - I want it to be a surprise!

Any way, I will switch off and watch some TV before heading to bed.
I promise a more interesting post tomorrow.

Jeni

1 December 2008

bird set



This cute set of six cards with various different cards is available through LolliShops.
For $5.00 USD.
The first ten buyers will be receiving a nice little FREE gift. No minimum purchase.

Monday Afternoon

LolliShops is OPEN