Sunday, 30 November 2008

A Little Birdie...!

Something a little different from me.....!! I needed a card for a very special male cute wasn't gonna cut it!! I was able to pick up some fab Memory Box products when I was away...the papers on this card are from their Winterberry 6x6 paper collection. It is excellent quality and value for money and I loved the patterns! They actually reminded me of Basic Grey a little...! bx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

For you!

Another favourite "sweet" gal of mine....I used her to make a card to send to one of my blog candy winners......I used Euphoria these colours...and found this ribbon (which I've had for ages) was the perfect match! bx

Friday, 28 November 2008

Ila's Celebrating in Style!

One of my favourite crafty blogs to visit is Ila's...she is full of inspiration...and I want to be able to colour like her when I grow up!! So it's no wonder she is now celebrating 100,000 hits....and boy is she offering TWO fabulous'll be like the proverbial "christmas morning" delight for 2 lucky peeps!! So pop over and join have until 3rd December to do so!! bx

Thursday, 27 November 2008

CPS sketch no92

I haven't joined in a challenge in what seems like ages...been busy making my christmas cards and just doing my own thing I guess!!

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

More Sweet Rubber Candy!!

The very generous Katharina has dished out more candy to share!! Frances has 2 gorgeous Whiff of Joy Stamps to send to 2 lucky pop over and bag yourself a chance ( you have until 2nd December to do so!!)
Check out France's cute lil ATC while you're there!! bx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

A True Friend....

I am loving this Urban Prairie collection by Basic Grey! The colours are gorgeous!

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!!'s only been sitting quietly unopened 5 months now!! bx

Whimsy Stamps!

Do you see this cutie...don't ya just love him...and NEED him!! He is just one of a new range of Whimsy Stamps being launched by Denise in her new business venture!

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

Christmas Magic

I've been busy getting caught up with my christmas cards but didn't seem to have anything to show here....until...I saw my new magnolia kit....I absolutely LOVE it!! It's definitely my favourite kit so far!

These Making Memories papers were still on my desk so I thought I'd give them some more lovin'!!!
It's such a rainy, blustery day here it's definitely a craftin' in the "jammies" day!! bx

Thursday, 20 November 2008

O what a candy!!

Oh yes....believe it!! Your eyes do NOT deceive you!! This is the fabulous candy being offered by Debbie in celebration of her blog hits...which as you can imagine is growing wildly now!!
You have until the 26th to be in with a pop over and say hello!! bx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

For the love of Sugar!

Sugar Nellie recently put a call out for some-one to manage their blog, and have now appointed Gayle to the role - congratulations Gayle!! Already they are offering some sugar coated candy for a lucky crafter....pop across to find out the details, you have until the 25th to do so! bx

Friday, 14 November 2008

Who's it gonna be...?

I'd like to say a huge "thank you" to everyone who took part in my blog candy!

Before I announce the winner, I'd just like to clarify how I arrived at the winners name. Several people had posted 2 comments on the candy post but I wanted to give everyone a fair typed everyone's name into an excel spreadsheet ONCE, in order of the posted comments, and that way everyone was allocated a number. In the end, I had 77 different people comment, and when I asked to pick a number, the result was:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-11-14 21:44:05 UTC

So that means Annelies wins the candy - congratulations!! But I then decided to pick another 2 numbers who will also receive a little something from me. The next number was:

Here are your random numbers:28
Timestamp: 2008-11-14 21:45:58 UTC congratulations to Maria, and the last number was:

Here are your random numbers:2
Timestamp: 2008-11-14 21:46:28 UTC

congratulations Sharon!

I hope everyone understands how this worked out, and agree that it is the fairest way!! If the "winners" email me their addresses I'll get the candy in the post next week!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! bx

A Little Something!

I have been meaning to offer a blog candy for sooooo long...and finally I've got around to putting together a "little something"!
  • A set of Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
  • Basic Grey Euphoria 6x6 pad
  • Pink Ribbons
  • Mixture of Prima blooms
  • Handful of Autumn Leaves buttons
Anyone and everyone is welcome to enter (of course I will ship internationally). Simply leave a comment here (if you have any tips for storing your nestabilities I'd be grateful!!) and put a link to my candy on your own blog...that's it...easy!!
I'll let this run until Friday 14th November, 8pm and I'll let the random-thingy pick a winner after that!! bx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Full of Sunshine!

As you can see I am still enjoying my gorgeous new MM Paperie Rouge collection!! Just can't put it down!! This card is headed for America to a very special lady who has been quite unwell recently!

Wish I could get a better handle on the matter what I seem to try my photo's are just plain...well PANTS!! haha
Kristine, a very inspirational and talented crafter, is celebrating her first year of blogging by offering 2 gorgeous candy's...this is one of the lucky packages that you could pop over and get your "name in the hat" have until 26th November to do so!! bx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Claudia's Candy Choices!

I'm sure you all know Claudia (Pretty Pressings) and if not where have you been?! lol Anyway, she too is celebrating her one year blogoversary and boy is she celebrating!!

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 have until 22nd November to do so! Claudia is such an inspirational crafter I love to visit daily! bx

Anita's yummy candy

Look at all these yummy goodies...being offered by Anita in celebration of her one year blogoversary and 25,000 hits!! Go take a peek at her gorgeous inspirational have until 25th to get your name in the hat!! bx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sending Winter Wishes!

Here is another of my new Magnolia's....(I'm loving every single one)!! I HAD to have some Christmassy Magnolia's for my cards this year so this is the male one I chose!!

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 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.

So without further ado I nominate Maria, Paula, Johanna, Leann and Jeanet! There are so many inspirational crafters in blogland that it is hard to choose!! bx

Monday, 10 November 2008

Yum-E Candy Chance!

WOW....look at the stash being offered by Frances in celebration of her one year blogoversary during which she has now exceeded 55,000 hits!! Woohoo Frances...way to go!! Head over girlies for a look-see (you have until the 16th November) and you'll soon understand why!! bx

Saturday, 8 November 2008

My Card for Daniel!

Claire's son Daniel was 11 years young yesterday. She had made a very special appeal for a birthday card for him....I made this card but as it only got posted on Thursday night it won't have arrived on time....sorry Daniel! I hope he had a wonderful day anyway!!

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

A Very Merry Christmas to you!

I'd hate to speak to soon...but...I think I may be coming outta that lacko-inspiration-fog that's been haunting me lately!! I love this result!! Mind you it's full of yummy RED goodies - always a winner for me!!

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

Lots of Candy on offer!

There are lots of yummy candy offerings on the go...lots of great inspiration I'm going to add to this post as and when I come across the fun stuff!!

First up is this lovely set of stamps on offer by Craft Stamper to celebrate the launch of their new 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!

Bev's yummy candy!

The very talented Bev is offering some yummy candy! Some has kindly been donated by Katharina, and some is from Bev in honour of reaching (and then some!!) 50, 000 hits! If you're not in, you can't win!! bx

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Ismaki Sketch No38

Oooooooh thank goodness for sketches!! I have been suffering from missing imagination and lacko inspiration - I just hate when that happens!! But...I am trying!!

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 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 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