Tuesday, 3 April 2012

I HAVE MOVED !!!!!!!!!

After weeks and weeks of Blogger messing me about I have decided to vacate the premises !!!! I really didn't want to move but had no choice. Although my posts are being published on the web they are not being shown in Google reader or not being updated on any of my followers blogs. After over a years hard work building up my followers Blogger has decided I dont have a blog !!!! do you think its trying to tell me something !!! I have moved to WordPress and do hope you will join me there and become followers,  otherwise I will feel like Billy no mates over there too !!! here is a link to my new address baileyrosy no more dolly daydreams just plain old baileyrosy. I look forward to seeing you and promise to pop by as soon as I can. It has taken me an age to sort this out which is why I have not been visiting you all recently. I would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement over the past year and do hope you will join myself and the terrible twins baileyrosy.

Take care


Monday, 2 April 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 65 " Easter "

 Over at Crafty Cardmakers it's once again time for our fortnightly challenge our theme for the next two weeks has been set by the lovely and talented Doreen who has chosen  " Easter ". Now I'm sure you are all in the throes of making your Easter cards and decorations so why not link  up your creations  to Crafty Cardmakers we would love to see them and  who knows you may be one of our lucky winners !

I just a napkin for the background , I applied a layer of Modge Podge to the napkin and ahered it to the card, another layer of Modge Podge on top to protect it. I cut the Easter image with my cameo and layered it over the napkin. Easy peasy you may think but it took seven attempts to cut the image as the wording is very delicate and kept ripping as I was lifting it from the cutting mat. This was my last piece of cream card stock too.  The craft cave was definitely a PG rated zone !!  I am going through a bit of Modge Podge phase at the moment . I have just finished altering a radiator in my sons bathroom  I completely covered it with groovy paisley napkins and it looks fabulous,  unfortunately I cant get a good enough photo ! I am now working on light fittings and switches stay tuned !!!

Undeterred by my frayed nerves I decided to make another card. The base is made from silk kindly donated by a friend who has a fabric shop , although I have to say the beautiful pieces are all silk and far to nice to cut up ! My likkle wabbit was cut with ...... yes you've guessed it my Cameo, I added some lovely lace and velvet ribbon and the little flower I made using one of my molds.
Thought I would share with you this photo of the corner of my living room where I take my photos. Some of you may have noticed that in all of the cards on my blog there appears to be greenery growing out of the top of them. This is the only spot in the house that has some light even though my ceilings are four meters high and there is plenty of glass, I guess I just don't live on the sunny side of the street !

We are sponsored for this challenge once again by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for the store

We are also sponsored by Hobby Art who have very generously offered us two beautiful stamps sets . Please see Crafty Cardmakers blog for more details.

Please pop over to Crafty Cardmakers to see the wonderful inspirational work by my team mates we would love to see you there.

Before I go just another little moan about Blogger. I said on my previous post that I have opened an account with Wordpress and hope to transfer there in due course. One of the main reasons is that Mr Blogger insists I don't have a blog !!!!!!! and wont let me make any changes. that and not burning my posts is driving me crazy. Since yesterday am unable to leave comments on most of your blogs I keep getting the error message service unavailable !!! I think I might have been cut off !!!!! so please bear with me and I do apologise for not leaving comments.

Right winging over lets see if Blogger lets this one through !!!

Take care 


Dollys daydreams: Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 65 " Easter "

Dollys daydreams: Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 65 " Easter ":  Over at Crafty Cardmakers it's once again time for our fortnightly challenge our theme for the next two weeks has been set by the lovely...

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Artful Times " Tags "

This may be my very last post on blogger enough is enough ! After working hard the last year or so on my blog it seems that Blogger is trying to thwart me at every step. It is refusing to burn my posts and not sending notifications to all of my followers. The traffic to my site has become greatly reduced and even insists I don't have a blog !!!.  I wont bore you with all of the details but I have set up an account with Wordpress and hope to have it running within the next few days. I would like to thank each and every one of you that has supported me over the last year and do hope you will follow me on WordPress otherwise I'm going to be a very lonely blogger . So keep your eyes peeled for an email notification from me.

Artful Times is a new challenge blog which has been set up by three of the former members of JFF, this was one of the first challenges I entered when I started crafting just over a year ago and the talented and very humorous ladies, Von, Neet and Sam have been very supportive ever since. This is their first challenge and they have made it very easy for us " Tags " I made a few quick tags not by best work ladies but my " nerves " and I are at the end of my tether ( it took three attempts to post this ) blogger just deleted my posts on its own and I had to start all over again very frustrating to say the least, lets see what happens with this fourth attempt.

Simple tag don't know who the DP belongs to as the cover has come off the pad , what a surprise !!! I cut an aperture with Spellbinders postage stamp die , the stamp is SU  .

Stamp is Waltzing mouse and cut with the co - ordinating Spellbinders die. Felt for the background and the swirly bits where cut with my Cameo and then embossed with three layers of UTEE.

Ladies I do promise to do better next but I really did want to be part of your first challenge !

Please pop over to Artful Times and support their new venture, the lovely trio have made some fabulous inspirational tags to get our juices flowing !

Right lets see if this my FOURTH attempt at posting this gets through !!


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The Shabby Tea Room " Bright and Beautiful Spring "

Finally spring has shown its sunny face here in Greece which means I am definitely on a strict diet now ! After it seams like a never ending miserable winter we are able to sit outside in the street cafes and enjoy the sun,  yipee!!! I have been very busy of late creating spring and summer window displays for my shop and so blogging has taken a back seat, although I am trying desperately  to keep up with you all could I ask you all a little favour..........slow down !!! You are all so prolific some of you post once a day!!! I cant keep up and I want to !

Am also still having problems with my posts as they are still not going directly to Google reader and I have to fiddle with various things none of which I have a clue about, lets see what happen again this time.

The Shabby Team Room is a blog I have been following for some time but have always been too afraid to participate in their challenges. The DT always have fabulous inspirational work and the participants are always so talented that I have shied away from taking part to be honest I'm not sure if I am " Shabby " enough. Well whats the worst that can happen !! and they do seem like such a friendly group of ladies that I have decided to throw caution to the wind. They have a fabulous challenge this week with the title  " Bright and Beautiful Spring " and they are asking us to use this fabulous image as a guide. For further details do pop over to their blog to check it out

Here is my take on their theme

Inside of card

I am still in my leather phase so as you can see I used this lovely piece of yellow leather which I embossed with this Sizzix embossing folder, for the blue decorative borders I used my Cameo and coated them in about three layers of UTEE to give the lovely shiny effect. Hero arts butterflies the top one being in a lovely lilac colour but looks rather dark in the photo, stamped with Stazon as is the craft butterfly underneath. I also added the peacock to the inside . Do hope I am shabby enough and there is enough craft this was the only piece I could salvage from a parcel.

Do pop over to The Shabby Tea Room to see the wonderful inspirational work by the DT I'm sure you wont be dissapointed.

Right am off to fiddle with blogger now in the hope that that my post reaches its destination !!

Take care