Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birthday girl...

Well it's almost the end of another year but first there's cards to be made!! This wasn't what I started out making but I just love these little Gorjuss Girls. I have coloured the image with copics, cut her out and layered her onto an embossed oval. the papers are Crate Papers - Pink Plum collection...forgot I had them. I made the roses with my sizzix 3D flower die and added a birthday message....oh and I also added some stickles to the flowers and the edge of the dress...might re take the photo in daylight.

The sugar Bowl - sketch/embossing
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
CES - anything goes
Copic Creations - sparkle


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My top 10 cards of 2010

Well since I saw that lots of friends that I follow have joined in with Suzi's blog hop, I have decided to join in too. All you need to do is post your favourite 10 cards and link back to Suzi's blog so here goes for the hard decision.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Christmas candy winner...

Before I announce the winner of my Christmas candy...I just want to wish you all well. Have a very Merry Christmas. I have never stopped all day and I am now having a glass of vino as I won't be up too early in the morning...2 teenagers don't want to get up at 6am!! woo hoo!!

So the winner is.....



13 and that's you....Lorraine!!

Send me your address and I will get your Sassy stamp posted to you.


A little sticky Christmas Candy

Just before I head off to bed, I thought I would give you the chance to grab some Christmas Candy from Sugar Nellie. All you need to do is the following:

  • become a follower(only if you are interested in my blog)
  • post my candy on your sidebar
  • leave me a comment just incase Mr Linky goes AWOL
  • add your name to Mr Linky
I will make the draw on Friday night - Christmas Eve


Faye's 12 Days of Fluffmas...

Merry christmas everybody.

Faye is running a 12 days of Fluffmas candy. All you need to do is answer her 12 questions then post it on your blog and do the usual linky thing....easy peas so why not pop over and enter her candy....not sure if I got them all!!

1. How old is Sweet Cheeks? - 2 years old

2. What is the name of my Mum's Blog? - It's an Alien Life

3. What are my favourite colours? (Clue; they're not what you might think they are!) - pink and brown

4. We recently moved, but from which county? - Devon

5. How many posts did I write in August? - 16

6. Which two Challenge Blogs do I play on? - Sweet Stampin' Challenge and Cupcake Craft challenge

7. When is my birthday? (Clue; I was on holiday!) - August

8. What is my favourite crafting item? - raffia

9. Name the alternate reality I inhabit? - Faye world

10. I love this as much as crafting, what is it? - choklit

11. What do we refer to my Dad as? (Bonus stash if you can tell me what his remedy for anything is?) - Doc Shingles and white lightening cider...ooh ar!!

12. Once Upon a Time, I had a career in
? - Pastry Chef


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sundae my fellow frosty friends and another snow day!! Woo hoo...6 sleeps til Santa comes...I hope you are all good girls!! hee hee. The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "Cut it Out" of my favourites....easy peasy!! What's more you have plenty time to practice that scissor action as this challenge will run for 2 weeks.

Our sponsor this 2 weeks is Simon Simon Says Stamp who is giving a $15 certificate to one lucky winner.


Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more! With free shipping for all International orders over $175 and USA Orders over $70, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

For my card I have used Bo Bunny - Winter Joy papers. The image is of course Anya which I have coloured with copics. I punched some snowflakes and the ovals...finished with glitter and jewels.

An update for you too...I didn't make the final round of the Simply Sassy competition but thanks to you all who commented on my entry, you can head over to the Sugar Nellie blog and cast your vote to pick a winner from the 4 fab cards that have made the final.

Friday sketchers - sketch
Cupcake - non traditional
The Pink elephant - winter wonderland
Bunny Zoe - sparkle & shine
Stamps R Us - anything goes
CES - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - celebrations
Allsorts - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - anything goes


Friday, December 17, 2010

Cutie christmas..

Hi everybody, hope you are all warm and cosy!! Well the snow came back yesterday and it's been so freezy and icy and the snow has to come back again tomorrow!! Oh no!! Well I have only managed this card today as I have had to do housework and stuff as I had to work my day off yesterday to make up for the day I had off when the snow was at it's worst but I did get my Tesco shopping delivered before I went to again!! Onto the card....I bought this stamp at the SECC in October and believe it or not this is the first time I have used it and it's so cute...the pink on her dress looks a bit too pink but IRL it is more red. The stamp is of course from LOTV and coloured with copics and the Papers are Echo Park - Wintertime. I punched some stars for this card as I felt they went better with the image rather than snowflakes. Keep watching over the weekend too, to see if I make the final round of the Simply Sassy competition, I am keeping my fingers crossed...don't think I will win as there are some stunning creations but it's all fun taking part.

LOTV - sketch
ABC christmas Challenge - A for angels - 30th December
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
Crafty Catz - your choice( I have chosen challenge #60 - christmas)
Stampin' for the Weekend - christmas
Allsorts - last minute christmas
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
Stamptacular - winter scene
ABC DT Challenge - non traditional colour


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Seconds away...round 2 - Simply Sassy Competition!!

Well this isn't the best photo but I couldn't wait til Thursday when I will have daylight and my day off but I will take another then but for now here it is. I can hardly believe that I have actually made round 2 of the simply Sassy competition as there were so many beautiful entries. For our entries in round 2 over at Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy competition is to create a card to whatever you like with the chance to win a Grand Excalibur and a DT spot.

So as you know I quite like to cut out my image and I quite like layers and I also love embossing so I added all of those features. I also wanted to do some stitching which I have done but to be honest it's a bit skew whiff as my machine was not playing with me and I think it may have spoiled it but maybe not...could be an added feature...squint stitching!! I have used Basic Grey - Marjolaine papers, a couple of little flowers I received in my candy win from Lesley which I thought matched quite well and of course some glitter. I hope you like it and even if this is as far as I get in the competition, it's all just fun taking part.

CES - anything but a Christmas card
Sweet Stampin' - recipe
Sketch Staurday - sketch
Stamps R Us - anything goes


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Well hello again all you Sundae bloggers. I hope the snow isn't too bad wherever you are. We had it really bad but it seems to be disappearing now thank goodness!! The challenge this week over at Paper sundaes is "anything but a square"...that's right.

We are being sponsored the by the wonderful Meljens Designs....who have lots and lots of beautiful images online. Well I was a bit iffy about this as normally the cards I make are square or rectangle however this is what I came up with. I cut the circle using a sizzix die and then layered the papers and card onto that, the papers are from Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection. The image is Caroling snowmen from Meljens which have been coloured with copics, I added some snowflakes and glitter.

Pixie Dust Studio - let it snow
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Paper Cutz - snowflakes/snowmen
Alphabet Challenge - g for glitter
Stamp Something - digi


Friday, December 10, 2010

Some News...

Just thought I would share some news and no I'm not pregnant...OMG I'm toooo old for all that malarkey!! It has just been officially announced that I have made the DT over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. It starts in January and is for a 6 month period...I'm so looking forward to being part of team Carrie and working with everyone there.


A Christmas angel...

Hi all...I hope you are safe and cosy in this weather. I think the worst of it has passed but there is more snow forecast for next week. First I have to apologise to Sue cos I said I would take some photos of the park along the way a bit...sorry Sue but the snow is still too deep to wade through and now it has gone a bit icy but it's also starting to come off the trees but if it returns next week then I will try again. Let me see what dramas have I had this week...well my wellies burst so I had no other option that to put my hubby's old boots on...they were so cosy...pity I looked a bit like Crusty the clown but who cares at least my feet were dry but they have given me some blisters around my ankles as they were rubbing cos they were tooooo big!! Next drama and please do not laugh....Tuesday night I spotted a giant icicle hanging so I thought I would get was begging me so out I went with the shovel but as I am a small person I couldn't quite reach so I had a brainwave...I stood on a little snow hill and jumped up to attack it with the shovel....the kind of move you would make if you were shooting a basketball into a net... well what a shot,I hit it and it hit me back...right on the nose and it burst my nose and I have a bruise. I couldn't believe how fast it came down as I thought I would see it crack and then fall but no...I wasn't even standing directly under beware of giant icicles!!
Onto the card...I have used papers from Bo Bunny - Midnight Frost collection, I embossed a panel with the same patterned paper,the image is from Sugar Nellie and coloured with copics, I punched the snowflakes, the message is from a CC Designs sentiments set and I added some stickles glitter.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/snowflakes
Stamptacular - blue christmas
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
A Spoon Full of sugar - christmas
Papertake Weekly - red and green must not be seen
Simon Says Stamp - christmas but no red/green
Delightful Sketches - embossing
Magical Monday - wings
Flutterby Wednesday - fairy/angel
Papert cutz - snowflakes/snowmen
Dutch Dare - christmas
Glitterbabes - christmas but no red/green


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Gift It with Paper Sundaes

Welcome all my Sundae bloggers and once again my scheduled post!! As I am typing this I am not sure if I will be at work on sundae...that all depends on the weather so best to schedule it. The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is to make something you will be sending as a gift. I have made this little gift bag which I am going to send to my SIL this Christmas...of course with a gift inside. The papers I have used are from Echo Park - Wintertime....loving them just now. The image is from CC Designs which has been coloured with copics. I added glitter to give it a more shimmery look and of course a snowflake. Our sponsor this week is the fubulous Stamp & Create, they stock hundreds of stamps and accessories, so one lucky winner is in for a treat so what are you waiting for!! I have entered this in the following challenges.

Fussy & Fancy - anything but a card
Stamp Something - favourite holiday colour
All that Scraps - snowflakes
Creative Card Crew - gift box
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - anything goes


Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy birthday

I made this card for the competition over at Sugar Nellie....all you need to do is make any card with a Simply Sassy stamp, no patterned papers, only white. I have coloured my image with copics and added a bit of shading with pencils.

Sugar Nellie - wow
Fab 'n' Funky - birthday
Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes


3 cards in 1 post....

Well what is this snow like...I spent nearly all day yesterday clearing I felt like I had been in the ring with Mike Tyson...I am all sore and achy!! Anyway I had kind of started these yesterday but finished them today. The first card I thought would be fun to do....I have no idea where I got the sentiment stamp, the papers are Colourful Christmas from MME, I added some snowflakes and glitter.....easy peasy. I have entered this card in the following challenges.

charisma - sketch
The Creative Cottage - non traditional colours
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes

The second card I have made using Midnight Frost papers from Bo Bunny...they are really beautiful IRL. The image is from CC Designs which I coloured with copics and to give Emma's apron a see through look, I stamped it again onto vellum and layered it under the ribbon. I punched some snowflakes with the Martha Stewart snowflake punches and added some glitter. This card has been entered in the following challenges.

Cupcake - light it up
Papertake Weekly - sketch
ABC christmas Challenge - Y - Yuletide
Cute Card Thursday - The blues
Paper cutz - 2 papers
Paperplay - monochrome

Oh...this took me a few attempts at colouring this image as I wasn't happy with it. Originally I wanted to do blue and pink but it didn't look right, then I tried blue and red and that didn't look right either so I finally settled for this....I am much happier with this one. The image is Siku and Shiya from Mo Manning which I coloured with copics, I added white glitter on the furry parts of their jackets. The papers are Basic Grey Figgy which I thought looked good with the image. I am waiting on the Eskimo Kisses papers coming along with some other stuff but due to the weather not sure when they will come so decided just to go with these ones. I punched some snowflakes and added glitter. I have entered the following challenges.

Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Stampavie - snow/snowflakes
By the cute and Girly - children
DP2 - glitz & glimmer
Totally Papercrafts - xmas punches
Stamp Something - holiday colours
Stamps R Us - holidays
OSCC - christmas cuties
Stamp & Create - tis the season


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Even more snow!!

Well I am officially snowed in...can't get to buses, trains, no gritters or snow ploughs...all the schools are off again!! Now I need to try to get to a shop for I am running's some photos..the top one is the shelter part of my garden and to give you an idea of how deep it is....the fence is 4.5 feet high...the middle phot is the view from my garden and the bottom photo is the same view but 10 mins after I had taken the first one but it had started snowing again!!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow, snow everywhere...

This is the view from my garden this morning before I left for work...there is actually about 15 inches. The photo below is when I came home and it's snowing again!!

There is more heavy snow forecast for tonight and through the night...woo hoo!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paper sundaes DT card

Hello all you sundae bloggers and once again my scheduled post. Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is "Adorn those Corners". What we want to see is those corners of your image adorn with gems, pearls, brads, eyelets...whatever you like as long as it's the corners of your image. Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Simon Says Stamp who have masses of products available check it out!! For my card I have used Whiff of Joy - Wee and Tree and coloured with promarkers...I still don't have a huge range of promarkers yet but I think I had enough that matched this card. The papers are Bo Bunny - Winter Joy, I punched the snowflakes from Martha Stewart punches and the tiny tags are punched and stamped from Stampin' Up - tiny tag set....I added some jewels and stickles to finish off. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - non traditional Christmas
Fussy & Fancy - no red/green
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - let it Snow
Fab 'n' Funky - go with the flow
ABC Christmas Challenge - x is for xmas
I ♥ promarkers - sparkle
A Spoon Full of sugar - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Totally gorjuss - oh christmas tree
2 sisters - non traditional colours
Craft Your Days Away - texture
The Crafty Pad - snowflakes


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Well I survived the sleepover...just!!.. They all went to sleep around 3amand then were wakened up at 9am...what is all that about?? So the bathroom routine started...which took forever, then breakfast and then we hit the winter Wonderland in was baltic!! They had a ball at the ice was so funny watching all those parents with the really small children and them trying their hardest not to fall. Holly didn't want me to go on the ice cos she didn't want me showing off in front of her being the sporty person that I used to be...I can skate really good...well forwards and backwards but I can't do any jumps. My mum used to be a speed skater and she first took me skating when I was 4 years old and I learned to skate with all the fast skaters....I can still skate really fast!! I remember being at a school camp in 2nd year and we went skating and I had never told anybody I could was funny, all my schools mates were just standing there with their mouths open saying OMG!! Anyway back to the card...I have used papers from October Afternoon, the image is from CC Designs and I coloured her with copics, stamped the message and then added glitter to finish off. I have entered the following challenges.

The Sweet Shop - sketch
Sweet Stampin' - buttons and bows
2 sisters - non traditional
Crazy 4 Challenges - script
Crafty Catz - christmas
Simon Says Stamp - let it snow
Crafty Creations - christmas
Digital Tuesday - let it snow
Christmas Stampin' all year long - anything christmas
A Spoon Full of sugar - anything goes


Friday, November 26, 2010

Birthday sleepover

Well...thought I would give you an update...screaming girlies that are sleeping over for Holly's birthday have decided to go outside in the snow with their jammies on...I think they think it's funny!! Must go and resue them and then I need a large glass of that wine I have's going to be a long night!! Oh better go...too much screaming outside!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi's absolutely baltic...the forecast for tonight is 8 inches!! I have been busy today trying to get tidied up, get some some secret christmas shopping and be all chilled for tomorrow night's sleep over for Holly's birthday....oh it's so exciting I can't wait to see all those little giggly girls...not!! Then Saturday it's a day out at the cinema...more excitement!! I made this card for my paperts from Basic Grey - Marjolane...they are really pretty. The image is Simply Sassy - Luv a Latte from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics. I added ribbon and a meassage. Remember you still have a few days to enter the Paper Sundaes Challenge this week.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

A Spoon full of sugar - anything goes

Papertake Weekly - cut it out(punches)

Fab 'n' funky - go with the flow

Charisma - one for the girls


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome all my fellow Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post. This week the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is "Shana's Sketch".

Our sponsor this week is Paper Jewels.

Paper Jewels have lots of online products so pop over and have a look.
Jenny also has a big sale on just now -
Buy 2 - Get 1 FREE Stamp of equal value, Buy 4 - Get 2 FREE Stamps of equal value, Buy 6 - Get 3 FREE Stamps of equal value and so on....For example, if you buy 2 priced at $9.95 and 2 priced and $5.25, you may choose 1 free stamp with a value up to $9.95 and another with a value up to $5.25.
for my card I used Spesch birthday Girl which is available from Paper Jewels, I coloured the image with copics...not sure about the eyes!! The papers are from MME - Fine and Dandy collection. I made this card for Michael to give to Holly for her birthday.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowman Christmas..

Hello all on this very wet, miserable day... I am still not feeling 100% but have been kind of picking away at this over the past few days but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the papers and then I spotted the sketch over at Sweet Stampin...perfect!! The papers are from Echo Park - wintertime, the image is from LOTV which has been coloured with promarkers this time, I punched the snowflakes from Martha Stewart punches, aded the lace, ribbon, button and charm which were in my stash and those tiny tags were stamped and punched with the Stampin' Up Tiny Tag cute....thanks Hazel for letting me borrow them!! I added some glitter to finish off. Hope it's not too busy!!

Sweet Stampin - sketch

CES - lace

OSCC - snow people

Die Cut Dreams - anything goes

Allsorts - ribbon, lace and charm

Fairy fun Friday
- buttons and bows

2 sisters - snowflakes

I ♥ promarkers - snowmen

LOTV - glitter and glitz

Simon Says Stamp - sparkle

Totally Gorjuss - not so traditional


Friday, November 19, 2010

An award

I would like to thank Pattie for this lovely award!

The rules for receiving this Award are to tell you 10 things you probably would not know about me, so here goes:

1. I was a gymnast when I was younger and stopped when I was 28 and then qualified as a trampoline coach.
2. I was in the school athletics and gymnastics team...I won lots of medals.
3. At the age of 18 I was a hotel receptionist and met a few famous people.
4. later when I worked for BT...myself and my colleagues manned the phone lines on children in Need...met lots of famous people.
5. My favourite food is pasta..any kind.
6. Followed by my favourite sweet...turkish delight...either kind but I love the turkish delight covered in chocolate and when it's been in the fridge...I eat all the chocolate first so I am left with the jelly part....mmmmm.
7. I don't like gardening..leave that to hubby.
8. I like a good night out...singing, dancing...I have even been known to dance on the tables...hee hee.
9. I can't drive...I am totally rubbish, I go to fast and when having driving lessons I was heading for a JCB.
10. I don't like cooking...I work full time and the last thing I want to do is stand in a kitchen for hours cooking...I don't mind when I am on holiday from work but not on a work day.

Here are the 10 lovely bloggers I'd like to pass this Award on to, in no particular order.

1. Faye
2. Lindsey
3. Lisa
4. Carly
5. Beverley
6. Marianne
7. Ali
8. Pops
9. Lacey
10. Mrs A

Now you have to pass this on to 10 other lovely bloggers.


Happy birthday Holly...

I couldn't decide what to make for's her 13th birthday next week and then I forgot I had these stamps...they are all silhouettes but very cool and are from Close to my Heart - Everyday Life. The papers were in my stash and I can't remember where they came from. I have entered the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - sketch

Fab 'n' Funky - forget me not

Lollipop - girly

Stamps R Us
- Sparkle and scallops

Merry Christmas...

I have been quiet the past couple of days as I haven't been feeling well...still don't feel 100% but being a mother you just have to get on with it!! I have made this card using Bo Bunny Winter Joy papers, the snowflakes were punched with the Martha Stewart punches, the tags are from Stampin' Up tiny tags which I stamped and punched, the message was stamped but I masked off the full message as it was too big to fit and the image is from All That scraps and coloured with copics. To finish off I added glitter to the snowflakes and the trims on Darby's boots, jacket and hat.

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Stampin' for the Weekend - winter

Fussy and Fancy - christmas with no red or green

Totally Papercrafts - snow/snowflakes

Paper Cutz - christmas

Paperplay - let it snow

Delightful sketches - baby it's cold outside

Colour Create - robin egg blue, sea foam green and cream

Simon Says Stamp - sparkle

Pollycraft - glittery christmas


Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Stampin' DT Call

Sweet Stampin' are having a DT call for a period of 6 months.

If you are interested in joining either team Carrie or Team Fluff then all you need to is check out the details here.

I thought I would give it a go as it would be fortnightly and that would just fit it with my other committments. I have chosen the card below as my entry for the DT call and I hope they like it.

I made this card using papers from Kaisercraft and the stamp is from High Hopes and coloured with copics.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Paper sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sunday and my scheduled post...hopefully I have sussed the time differences and this card goes live at the right time. I was totally confused by the time changing both here and the US/Canada...I didn't know the time changed in the US/Canada. The theme over at Paper Sundaes this week is "Pick Your Sundae Toppings" so take two toppings from the, embossing, ribbon or punches, now I couldn't decide which toppings to use cos I am greedy so I decided since it's Sundae I used all four as a wee treat!! Our sponsor this week is Belles & Whistles who are giving away a super duper prize to one lucky winner. For my card this week I have used the beautiful "Bear Hugs" stamp from Belles & Whistles and coloured her with promarkers...didn't need many colours for this one.. I added some glitter to the bear's paws, ribbon and headband. I used Echo Park Wintertime papers and I finished the card with a message and snowflake..I added a little gem and glitter to the snowflake.


Papers - Echo Park wintertime
Cardstock - Bazzill Navy
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Stampin' Up Grossgrain white
Punches - Stampin up scallop border punch, Martha Stewart Scandinavian Snowflake

Message - Craftwork Cards(cut to fit)
Glitter - Glamour dust

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - embossing
The Crafty Pad - christmas sparkle
I ♥ Promarkers - icy colours
For fun Challenges - embossing
Sweet Stampin - it's all about snowflakes
The Creative Cottage - soimeone special at christmas
Belles & Whistles - Cozy Winter Nights
ABC Challenge - holidays
2 sisters - Christmas


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Merry Christmas...

A quickie post before X FACTOR!! I wonder who will go tonight....I made this card last night just need to finish off a few bits tonight. The paperts have been in my stash since last winter or possibly the winter before. I downloaded Honey from All that Scraps and coloured her with copics, I added some glitter to her hat, boots and jacket, punched out the snowflakes and added the charm and some glitter.

image - Honey from All That Scraps
papers - Blonde Moments
punches - Martha Stewart Scandanavian and acrtic snowflake punches
charm - in my stash and I can't remember where I got it
glitter - glamour dust

Friday Sketchers- sketch
Delightful Sketches - glitter
Creative Inspirations - pink Christmas
Winter wonderland - winter sports
Stamp something - digi
Christmas Stampin' all year long - stripes
CES - Think Pink
The Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine
Die Cut Dreams - snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas


Thursday, November 11, 2010

A wee quick post.....

Well I am not long back from A&E with Holly...that foot she kept complaining about...thought I better get it checked out!! Guess's didn't help that her PE teacher wouldn't let her sit out on today's lesson of dodgy ball...she made Holly hobble along. Any no PE for 6 weeks and she has it strapped up but thankfully no stooky. The doc said she had to wear loose fitting shoes or boots...Holly recommended that I buy her a pair of Uggs....think not, I will get her the fake ones from Tesco!!


for a special friend...

well...what a miserable's baltic, windy and rainy..mega rainy infact!! Holly will not be happy when she comes home from school as she will be soaked...wouldn't take a brolly with her..probably too windy anyway!! Eventually her new straighteners came yesterday so it was the first time for about 2 weeks that she hasn't been moaning about how horrible her hair is and she seemed to forget about her sore foot!! She hurt her foot yesterday morning and she thinks she has broken it...she hasn't cos she can still walk and was able to go out after school with her friends...she is some drama queen I tell you!! Anyway onto my card...I have actually made a few today...trying to get ahead cos it's nearly crimbo time and I will have to hit the shops although I do most of my shopping online...oh yes back to the card...mmm not sure about it. The image is from LOTV...and I really like it, coloured with copics and the papers are from MME. I also added some ribbon, lace, flower, button and a message. I have entered this card in the challenges below:

Truly Scrumptious - sketch/birthday

Lollipop Crafts - birthday

Fab 'n' Funky
- circles

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

Paperplay - lace, ribbon and flowers

LOTV - anything goes

Crafty Creations - buttons

Wags 'n' Whiskers - sisters/friendship


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Let it snow....

Well hello all you Sundae bloggers and ....normal service again with my scheduled post and yes you guessed it...back to work!! The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "Let it Snow"...I just love that theme...snowflakes and snow and pretty!!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Stamp & Create and the lovely prize for one lucky person is a $15 to use in their store...woo hoo!!. For my card this week I have used papers from October Afternoon and Scenic Route. I distressed the edges of the card on each of the layers as I made a bit of a boob when stitching..totally covered up now...I am getting to be a dab hand at the patch up jobs!!I also embossed the circle with a snowflake embossing folder. The image is Penelope from CC Designs...Stamp & Create lots of CC Designs stamps. I coloured Penelope with copics.The snowflake has been punched with the Martha Stewart Scandanvian Snowflake it!! I stuck a jumbo gem in the middle for some extra glitz and I added some glitter to finish off....I am quite chuffed with this one.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

All That Scraps - christmas

Oldie but a Goodie - distressing

Crafty Cardmakers
- stitching

Stamp & Create
- 'Tis the Season

Whoopsi Daisy - sparkle

ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland

Charisma Cardz - With Love @ Christmas

Crafty Calender Challenge - winter snowflakes

Pollycraft - chill time

ABC DT Challenge - sew special

OSCC - embossing

Allsorts - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Delightful Sketches - stitching


Friday, November 05, 2010

Sweet little fairy...

Well since the fireworks are going off like mad and our pooch is scared and wants to hide in my craft room...I thought I would join made this while we were in there!! The papers are Fine and Dandy from My Mind's Eye, and the image is from LOTV. Debs sent me this stamped image ages ago..thanks Debs but I have just got round to using it now. I coloured this little fairy with copics and added some glitter....not sure if you can see that. I made the flowers with the MFT rolled flower die, and the added the bow, button and message..hope you like it and I have entered this card in the following challenges.

LOTV - one for the girls

Crafters companion - sketch

Stamps R Us - buttons & bows

Little Paper shop - buttons & bows

Lexi's creations - anything goes

Paperplay - circles

Paper Cutz - anything that flies

Raise the Bar - curves

Fairy fun Friday - make your own flowers

A Spoon Full of Sugar - relish to embellish


Christmas angel...

Good morning fellow bloggers and those of you who are off to the lucky. I might save my pennies for the NEC next time instead of the SECC. You must tell me what it's like. I am hoping that I can get a couple of cards done today but Holly is off scholl unwell so she is still sleeping just now but she is a hard patient and lays it on worse than it really is...I almost have to be by her side tending to her every demand.."can I have a driiiink", "can you change the channel on the telly", "can you fluff up my pillows"...that's how it will go the full day....she has a sore throat!!
So the is the first one today...the snowflake papers are from Fancy Pants and the digi image is from CC Designs and I coloured this cute little angel with promarkers and then just done some shading on top with waterpencils. The snowflakes were punched with the Martha Stewart punches...Love them!! I finished off with gems and glitter...hope you like!!

Anyone for Anya - sketch

All That Scraps - Christmas

Die Cut Dreams - digi

Lollipop Crafts - embossing

Lexi's creations - anything goes

Stamp & Create - Christmas

A Spoon Full of sugar
- relish to embellish

I ♥ promarkers - snowflakes

ABC Christmas Challenge- winter wonderland

Top Tip Tuesday - christmas

The Creative Cottage - embossing

Flutter by Wednesday - anything goes

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Have I got attitude??

I received this award from the lovely Faye..she's a doll and I need to tell you 3 things about myself and then pass this on to 5 other lucky bloggers in order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

1. Recently I left a works night out with one of my friends, it was raining and I started to run and my high heel caught in the turnup of my trousers and I did a nose dive in the middle of the road and landed in a puddle...skint my knees and my hands...may have mentioned that one before!!

2. I like the tins in my cupboards to be in some kind of order and facing the front, the clothes in my wardrobe are in order too!!

3. I always like to please everybody...can never say no, no matter how much I want to say no..I always end up obliging...but I like that!!

The 5 lucky bloggers are....

1. Carly - she'll be chuffed as she's new to blogging and has been on holiday and has 2 new puppies and past her driving test...she will be posting a new card this weekend.

2. Linds

3. Debs

4. Lisa

5. Angelique.....

.....and of course the Sundae Girls....cos they are the best!!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Happy Halloween my Sundae bloggers and my scheduled I'm not working but Michael had some friends staying last and I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to get to the PC for my post. I was also a bit confused at what time I should post this, for those of you who don't live in the UK, British summertime has now ended and clocks went back an seems I guessed correctly though...phew!!The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "For the Boys" you can make anything you like as long as it is suitable for a boy. Our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp who has a massive range of products online in the store. For my card I have used a combination of Kaisercraft and Scenic Route papers. The image I have used is Edwin from the Magnolia range which can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp....the lovely Debbie sent me this stamped image along with some other Tilda's...thank you Debbie!! I coloured Edwin with copics and gave him an extra bit of shading with waterpencils too. I cut the grass from the Kaisercraft make it look like Edwin is running through the grass trying to catch the dragonfly. I have entered the following challenges.

Stamps R Us - sketch

Cards for Men - masculine


Saturday, October 30, 2010

James is sledging...

Well...I was too tired after my trip to the SECC yesterday but I did manage to play around with some of the goodies I bought. This was one of the stamps that happened to fall into my hands...isn't he cute?? I have coloured James with copics. The papers are also new from Echo Park and the snowflakes were punched from the Martha Stewart snowflakes punches...yes new too!! Finished off with glitter. I am now to do shopping with Holly...she needs boots for school and a couple of cozy jumpers...we be back later.

LOTV - sketch

Totally Papercrafts - bling it on

Bah Humbug - presents

Creative card Crew - let's punch it

A Spoon Full of sugar
- let's get punchy

Simon Says Stamp
- punch em