Sunday, 21 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
I still have a few cards left to finish so I'd best be getting on with it!! bx
Sunday, 14 December 2008
I'm going to a couple of school plays this week...I just LOVE watching the kids on stage...this is what makes it "feel" christmassy for me!!
The hubster is watching Peter Kay's wind-up show...I just WISH you could hear the laughs of him.....!! bx
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
My gorgeous new Sugar Nellie stamps arrived this morning.....only 2 more weeks to wait until santa officially gives me them though....hmmmmm, maybe if I talk nicely to him....! bx
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
I was delighted to receive this lovely award from Natalie...she always leaves me a sweet comment and I'm honoured to receive it from her!
1. Pick 10 people and pass this award to them
3. Link to the person who gave you this award
Did you notice my new banner...? It's my first attempt at "digital"...it took my technical expert (ahem, aka the hubster) and I a while to get the hang of this (hours in fact!!)...but once we did...my word it was so much fun...and so simple!! bx
It's the most wonderful time of the year....and Whiff of Joy is certainly going to make this season very special for the craft community!! Each day until Christmas they are going to "open" a window on their advent calendar to reveal a special gift for a special person!! How much fun is this?!!!
So pop across to Katharina's blog to find out all the details of how to be "in it to win it"!! Good luck everyone!! bx
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
So I decided to give the current CPS sketch no92 a wee try....this is the result!! I used one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps and some of the yummy MME papers I got when I was away (seems sooooo long ago now!!)
I thought this Hero Arts sentiment was perfect as this sassy girl certainly has style!! And I love how you can manipulate acrylic stamps to curve like this!
Would anyone care to guess where I got that little heart charm...?
Apart from that, I wish all our American friends a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving...I love the idea of that celebration...wish we had it here!! bx
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I decided to use a Sarah Kay image for a wee change tonight....and when I saw this rub-on sentiment by Kelly Panacci I thought it fitted so well!!
And that little swirly fella in the top right corner, my friends, is a piece of Mr Holtz's grungeboard finally sampled!! Yep...it's only been sitting quietly unopened 5 months now!! bx
For a chance to win him, or one of his cute mates, pop across and put your name in the hat as it were!! Good luck with the new business Denise...I hope it's all you want it to be!! bx
Sunday, 23 November 2008
These Making Memories papers were still on my desk so I thought I'd give them some more lovin'!!!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
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- A set of Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
- Basic Grey Euphoria 6x6 pad
- Pink Ribbons
- Mixture of Prima blooms
- Handful of Autumn Leaves buttons
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Wish I could get a better handle on the photography...no matter what I seem to try my photo's are just plain...well PANTS!! haha
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
This is only 1 of 4 fabulous candy choices so pop over and get all the details of how to get your name in the hat...you have until 22nd November to do so! Claudia is such an inspirational crafter I love to visit daily! bx
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
The papers are from Making Memories new Paperie collection (poolside). I must confess that I have fallen for Making Memories papers BIG TIME recently!! I have always loved their embellishments but their last few paper collections have really lured me!!
I couldn't believe it when I got this award from Jakki! She is a very talented crafty girl...so I was absolutely delighted when she remembered petite moi!! (No emphasis on the "petite" you understand haha)!!
The rules for passing this award along are:
1) the winner may put this award on their blog.
2)Put a link to the person who sent this award to you.
3)Nominate 5 blogs.
4)Put links to their blogs.
5)Leave a message for your nominees.
Monday, 10 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
This is 2 of my new magnolia's that I NEEDED...I thought the christmas sack would work for Daniel as he had a sack-loada cards to open from crafters all over the world!! bx
Friday, 7 November 2008
I was soooo glad to be able to get some of Making Memories Paperie collection when I was away...this is (obviously!) some of the Rouge collection (hope you put on your french accent there haha!!). Scrapbook Nook was only 3 miles from where we were staying....quite a big store and it was jam packed with goodies...if only we had a store like that near me!! Anyways, they had the FULL collection...I was delighted....picked it all!!
I met Irina who kindly ordered me lots of Stamping Up goodies...I am loving this punch (that houses my sentiment).
And isn't this new little christmas Tilda adorable...I HAD to have her!! I love to let the little feet dangle...! bx
Thursday, 6 November 2008
First up is this lovely set of stamps on offer by Craft Stamper to celebrate the launch of their new blog...how fun!
Now you're in for a visual treat at Camilla's blog...oh that girl has talent....pop over n see!
Next up is Suzanne's yummy candy...but hurry as it's over on 9th November and you won't want to miss this great chance!! Take a peek at all the gorgeous projects!
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
I put this together with the help of the latest Ismaki Sketch No38 (which I really liked) and a vintage motif that my aunt brought me when she visited at the weekend!! She'd remembered that I liked "vintage" and had spotted these at her local craft store....great for some-one who is waaaaaay behind with the christmas cards this year!!
And no...these aren't "christmassy" papers but I LOVE these K&Co papers and thought they suited my image...so here they are!!
I got a bunch of Prima blooms when I was on hols...I am seriously loving them!! This one has a "foamy" feel to it...so pretty!
Before I finish I wanted to mention a blog candy being offered by Diane....a fun bunch of goodies for a lucky gal, so go say hello!! bx
Friday, 31 October 2008
This is my version of the "blessings box" which I saw on Marlene's blog! I could not believe how super easy it was to make (remember I like simple LOL!!). Instead of tying ribbon around the top, I added a coupla l'il ribbon handles, secured in place with brads!! I know it's not very halloweeny but it is perfect for a few choccies!!
I did have a fabulous holiday but have been quite sick since I've come home....that's why my newly purchased stash from San Fran has lain unloved...but I hope to be back n crafty again now!!
I'm off to a 40th birthday party...hope you all have a frighfully fun halloween! bx
Monday, 29 September 2008
And for this one I used Katharina's sketch no11. Another simple card!
So tomorrow morning we're off to San Fransisco....we're all excited and I especially can't wait to get some crafty shopping done!!
Before I finish I'd just like to let you all know about some lovely candy on offer by Jakki....she makes some amazing creations and could do with a little blogging support right now...please pop by and say hello! bx
Thursday, 25 September 2008
I created my little spider by adding black fluffy stuff to a scrap of black card, cutting out this "spiderish" shape, inserting 2 white itchy titchy brads, then simply adding a black dot in each to create the eyes!! I adhered it to my web and simply drew the little black legs....et voila!! bx
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Actually, I was trying to include the Arty Girlz challenge to make it birthday related...but thought I'd enough on this!! So here's the low-down....
Basic Grey - distressing...I've distressed edges with scissors, ink, ripping, rolled the edge of my "sweet treat" tag and of course the base PP is also distressed (I've used 3 papers from the sugared collection)
Penny Black - decorate the inside of your card...weeeeell...I did this with my little Penny Black cupcake - not terribly exciting I guess...but never-the-less it's more decorated than I normally do!
Cute Card Thursday - Food...hmmm...I really needed to use a Penny Black image here so I used my stamp called "cheesecake express" and stamped the cupcake and sentiment inside the little tag.
I had a few cute images with "drinks" but didn't think that would "qualify" for this challenge!! LOL
Friday Sketchers - this fabulous sketch is by Kristine which I really enjoyed working with!
Stamp Something - Embellish It - well I have lots of pretty prima's (can't get enough of these!!), brads, raffia ribbon, 2 different stitches using my sewing machine and some stickles on my cupcake which you can't really see in the 'photo!
Phew!! The most important thing I guess is that I had fun...and...I actually really like this little card!! So now I must return to playing nurse-maid for my poor hubby...he has "man flu"....yep! it's that serious!! bx
Friday, 19 September 2008
My week just passed in a whizz...and I didn't get to join many challenges despite my good start on sunday!! N'er mind...there's always next week!! bx
Next up is Bev.....she has a fab Whiff of Joy stamp amongst other goodies on offer to a very lucky gal...go see!!
Next is Becks with more yummy Basic Grey stamps....oh whats a girl to do without her BG fix!!
Next is Carole with lots of fabulous treats in this candy offer.....gonna be another very happy blogger with these goodies!!
PS A new challenge site for Whiff of Joy images is scheduled next week!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
That scraps box is overflowing again so I'm delving into it....I've made this one up using some Crate paper scraps....
If you're interested in winning some gorgeous blog candy go visit the talented creator of these images Elizabeth Bell....you're in for a treat! bx
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I've used paper from the Dasher collection so that fulfills the BG requirement...I love this A Muse sentiment...it works perfectly with all the snow people at christmas!! I'm going to make this ATC into a christmas card for a VERY special little boy I know...and cherish!
Such a glorious day today...we're off out now to pick up a curry...then we'll catch up on the X Factor...oh the things my love does for me!! bx