25 May 2008

DCM-Beady Eyes!!!

So sorry for the lack of blog posts over the last few days. It's been a bit hectic here what with classes and special orders. I have been working quite hard and just flopping into bed most days.
Anyhow.......I thought that I had better do a card for the DCM dare this week as I haven't had time to do one for a me to pick the week that it's!!!
I'm no good at sewing beads on so I have drawn and handcut this giant cupcake which I then coloured using pencils and low odour thinners. The icing was then brushed over with a coat of glitter glue and seed beads were added with Glossy Accents once the glitter was dry.
The card edges have been coloured in the same way and the sentiment has been hand written.
I did treat myself to a couple of hours off this morning and went out for a ride with DD to Tamworth as I wanted to see if the WH Smith there had any storage boxes left. They did but they weren't as cheap as the bargainous ones hubby picked up for me on Friday so I left them and went to Hobbycraft for some of the 99p ribbon and ended up buying a couple of stamps too......bad girl. It's not like I need any the pictures were sooooo pretty.
My friend M went down to LB Crafts in the week to take a class and she very kindly asked if I wanted anything bringing back so I am now (or will be on Tuesday when I get back to work) the proud owner of the car cube from B Line Designs which I have lusted after for ages. Can't wait to play with that and we also had a delivery of a few Hero Arts stamps at the shop.....I have my eye on two sets of the cupcakes.
Deb was in SuperBoss mode on Thursday and ordered me a couple of Cosmo Cricket 8x8 paper packs. Surprisingly I don't yet have any papers from this company and I could have ordered the lot but I was very good and just had Cogsmo and Fleuriste plus ribbons to go with both. I have to stop spending now as we have decided that we may go away to the Lake District for a week later in the summer and it's always good to have spare pennies when you are near the Paper Mill and GHP.
Right well I am going to hit the sack.
Bye for now


  1. Yum, Sheila, the diet - good enough to eat! Gorgeous!

  2. Love the card, the colours are so delicate, lovely.
    Ahhh Tamworth my hometown, I haven't been to the Hobbycraft there for opened long after I left for Newcastle.
    Anice xx

  3. gorgeous cards on your blog. On the subject of storage boxes I got some amazing ones from an ebay seller. It was a set of 50 for 29.95 and 10 postage so about £40 altogether. Alot to pay out at once but they are wonderful. 10 12x 12 , 10 A4 , 10 A5 10 peel off boxes and 10 A6 which my daughter has claimed for beads. The seller is astontradingltd - looks a bit dodgy but good feedback and my storage boxes came in huge box by courier in two days. Brilliant stuff.
    You probably think I'm the seller advertising but I'm not honest - just really impressed with price. Ann xxx

  4. That cupcake looks very yummy Sheila and those beady sprinkles just finish it of perfectly.

  5. Fab card and I love how you've used the beads as sprinkles - looks good enough to ear

  6. A really delicious card Sheila. I love the little beads sprinkles. It's great to see a hand drawn card.

  7. This is sooooo scrummy Sheila - how come your sprinkles look so beautifully even and natural, but if I tried to do this they'd all bunch together in a mess? Come on, share your secrets.....

  8. I love love love this card!!

    Well done on getting more stuff than you planned. That's the kind of shopping i like!!

  9. oh that looks good enough to eat.
    And i just adore c c papers they are fabulous...have been working with them all month they are quality.
    you need money for the lakes and pm shop without a doubt. happy spending.
    chriss x

  10. Love your card - those sprinkles are just fab! :)


  11. Very cute card and lovely use of beads! :)

  12. This one is just too cute!


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