This blog header was created by Louise Forsyth using elements from Bushel & a Peck & Whimsical Garden By Kirstin Cronin-Barrow

Followers

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A purchase, a gift, a card, an exclusive(ish) and a win!

Boy have I got a lot to share with you today! First let me say how much me and my girls (sorry if that's not proper english lol) enjoyed the TLT blog hop on Tuesday. Thank you so much for your LL but don't stop now! You have until Sunday to leave a comment and as long as you've got the banner on your blog you're in with a chance to win a prize of either the set of 4 Cupcake Cuties or 4 individual prizes of a Cupcake Cutie of your choice.

I had seen a set of Copics last year that had my name on them! They were gorgeous...very pale colours that complimented the colours I already had (do you read justification here??). I was talking to BFF (you remember her...the one with all the followers but no post lol) last week and she was telling me she only just bought THE set I'm talking about. Not one to be left behind I googled them, found them and ordered them! BFF also suggested a few individual colours to get so I added them to my basket as well. And guess what??? They arrived yesterday!!! Take a looky...



 Aren't they scrummy! Don't you just want to eat them! BFF is working at the SECC in a couple of weeks time and is going to give me a one on one Copic lesson so hopefully my colouring will look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!

So that was my purchase...this is my gift. In my mail today I received an envelope addressed to 'Kerry'. Someone didn't know my last name lol. When I opened it I this is what was inside....


 A cupcake recipe book from Lisa...my amazing coordinator! Do you recognize those cupcakes?


There are 2 cupcake recipes and 2 frosting recipes and she used each of the 4 Cupcake Cuties throughout. Lisa had planned to have it ready in time for my anniversary but time and laminating pockets ran away from her!!! This is super cute and I can't wait to try out her recipes...watch this space!


This was the card Lisa sent with the book...you might remember seeing it on her blog here The colours are just beautiful. Thank you so much Lisa :-D

Now onto my card. After seeing all the DT's projects for the hop I wanted to try the stamps I never used. I decided to use Cherry on Top after I found the pp at Craft World yesterday. Do you think Nitwits made it with her in mind???

 As soon as I saw the paper I grabbed a sheet.


  I added some Glossy Accents to the cherry and it looks good enough to eat!


What do you think of the frosting?? I LOVE it! I used Fluffy Stuff and I wanted something other than glitter {shock} on it so I dug through my drawers and found my stash of Beadazzled beads. I would have preferred red but didn't have any so settled on the gold with bits of gold glitter through it. I wasn't sure how it would turn out so was really happy when it did exactly what I wanted. How often does that happen...not very lol.


Now for my exclusive(ish). I've used my bubble number before here and linear numbers here and I might have mention it was something I was working on. Well I can now tell you that from today they can be yours!! I've called them Sentimental Numbers and they include both sets of numbers AND 4 sentiments. I've used one of the sentiments (a word really!) with the bubble number for this card and I think it works really well.  This set is so versatile and you'll be able to use it for all ages :-D It will retail for £6.99 but you'll be able to enjoy a 15% discount if you use the code CB2010 when you're checking out.

And finally my win! I went to the post office today and on the way out handed over a winning scratch card (£2) and a lucky dip lottery ticket from last month to get checked. I jokingly said to the gentleman serving me 'is it telling me to phone Camelot?' He said no....but you've won £60.00!!!! Wow!!!! I can't remember the last time I won more than a tenner on the lottery. I was dead chuffed with my win and when I read this back I think I've had an amazing day :-D

I've nothing else to tell you or show you (I think you've had enough for today lol)...anything else I'll keep for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by today .

Catch ya later x

ps I've got a little chat box up at the top right. If you have any questions or just want to say hi type in your message. It's not a replacement for leaving comments after a post though...just an added extra :-D

13 comments:

theCook said...

Wow I LOVE this frosting on your card!!! And I want to see all the pages of Lisa's cookbook!

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

I have some of the fluffy stuff!!!! :) I use it on sheep lol, I love making it go all fulffy with my heat gun, might have to have a play again as not used it for ages and ages!!

Lisa's recipe book looks fantastic! She's such a clever girl :)

Well done on your win, you definately deserved the copics after that (no more justification needed in my opinion!)

Gosh, busy busy!! xxx

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

Forgot to say your card looks gorgeous x

Anita said...

Aww, Kerry, your card is so sweet. I love the colors you used and she's colored as can as can be. Love the glaze on the cherry and the fluffy frosting...really like the gold beads.

Lisa's recipe book is gorgeous. Well, I guess she must be teacher's pet now LOL!

pinky said...

Wow you have had a lucky day alright girl! Love the yummy bun and now you can make the real thing with Lisa's lovely recipes, what a gorgeous gift. Well done on the lottery win, that makes your copic spend much better doesn't it?
Pinky

Lisa Jane said...

teachers pet here - lol. Glad you liked your little gift - thanks for the mention lol i just need to see the baking now lol...
I NEED some of the fluffy stuff!
Lisa ;)

Stampersue said...

Love the frosting on your cake. Love the blog candy.

Stampersue
X

Mary J said...

Gorgeous card! And I am loving those numbers!

Sounds like you had a fab day! Mine started with that horrid woman screaming at me down the phone, lol!! I can't wait to transfer to my new job, I can tell you!

That Lisa - she is so clever, isn't she? I think she's hinting that you need to make cupcake cups for all your girls!!

Rusty said...

Copycat ner ner ner ner ner!! I used balls on mine :P ... only joking! ... love the card, think I need to send you an email!! xxxx beautiful card and love the recipe book from Lisa, lucky lady! xx

Pami said...

Hi Kerry. Card looks amazing, a cupcake that looks good enough to eat! And what a great gift from Lisa! Very thoughtful. Pami x

Tinkerbeth said...

Congratulations!! You deserved to win, after all of the chances you've given us to win! Also, awesome card. I've never used the fluffy stuff you used for the frosting. It looks amazing, especially with the (dare I say the word?) sprinkles!

Whimsey said...

Congratulations - what a great day!

That Lisa - wow, talk about Teacher's pet; she just keeps at it doesn't she? LOL

Glad your day was so fantastic!!!

Lyndi said...

Wow! I love this card. I wanna eat that icing. Where do you get the fluffy stuff coz I think I NEED it!

And haven't you been a lucky girl, nice to get a wee boost now and again. Wonder what you'll be spending your winnings on LOL.

Lxx