Saturday, 30 April 2016

To the Sweeties

Morning Folks!

It is a very sad post from me today as I have decided to step down from Sweet Stampin'. 

I think some of the Sweeties may be a little confused given the recent communication difficulties and problems with vanishing posts. As I wave goodbye I'd just like to ask you all to please re-read my opening sentence carefully. I have decided to leave SS by myself. There are many voices in my head at times, but as far as I am aware, no one else has suggested that I go anywhere or tried to shove me off a cliff. I think even I would have noticed … 

I have left simply because after witnessing recent events, but playing no role in them,  I sadly had no wish to stay.

The services of Miss Marple will not be needed.

I am happy in my own little place, but please know that my Welcome mat is outside and there is a doorbell at the top of my blog if you are passing. 
It has been so much fun being with you at SS Towers and something I shall miss greatly. I wish you all (Debbie included) happiness xx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Shower of Flowers

Afternoon Folks! 
Where has Spring gone? It's really grey and quite chilly here in Hampshire. 
I had great plans to do some serious tidying in my room today but pretty quickly I got distracted. I came across this super cute PB stamp that I must admit I had forgotten about. It seemed like a pretty good image to use for the 'Showers' challenge over at Penny Black on Saturdays so I made a card instead of tidying! Still I think this card will come in handy for some birthdays that are coming up!

The balloon is paper pieced with a scrap of glitter paper. The other papers are from LOTV and craftwork cards. Sentiment is LOTV and the image is coloured with promarkers and a touch of stickles in the flower centres.

I'd also like to enter the challenges at
Fussy and Fancy Fridays - Female birthdays
MAWTT - Spring Flowers
I love promarkers - Pastel colours
The Ribbon Girls - April any image challenge

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave. 
Have a good evening!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Hippo Birdie Tag

 Morning folks!
 Long time no see I know, but I've been away for a few days in Amsterdam which was wonderful - such an interesting city and lots to do - I want to go back again. I've also been doing a bit of scrap booking and attempting to declutter the house, I've made a bit of progress but still a way to go yet!

Anyway, I actually popped on to show you my little creation for the new 'Tags' challenge over at Sweet Stampin .
 The stamp and die set is from Lawn Fawn and was very quick to colour and cut out! The papers are all from my scraps box but the amount in there doesn't ever seem to go down - could it be breeding in there when my back is turned?

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - D for dots
Simon Says Stamp - Let's do the Polka 
Ribbon, image, sentiment

Thanks for visiting and
Bye for now!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

A barrowful of Easter Eggs

Morning Folks!

 Sweet Stampin' is celebrating the season of Easter bunnies, chocolate and Hot Cross buns this week, it would be lovely if you could join us! To be honest, it doesn't seem five minutes since Christmas and here we are nearly Easter - where does the time go lately??
For my card I've blown the dust off a very old PB stamp and inked it up, this is really one of those stamps that only gets an outing once a year, it's called Barrowful. A very CAS design from me today as I was short of time and I also wanted the papers and cute image to be the stars of the show!!

Not sure where he is heading with a wheel barrow full of choccy eggs??

Stamp - Penny Black 'Barrowful'
Papers - First Edition 'Springdrop'
Promarkers to colour and a few pearls from my stash

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you'll visit the Sweet Stampin' blog to check out the inspiration from my fab teamies!!

I'd also like to join a few challenges:
Simon says Stamp - Cute and cuddly
Penny Black and more - Include a creature
Inky Chicks - Happy Easter

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Unusual hair Colour!

Morning Folks!
Sadly my blog has been a little neglected lately, but I'm here this morning to share my DT inspiration for the new challenge just starting over at Sweet Stampin' where we would like to see 


I was a long way outside my comfort zone with this challenge but I'm quite pleased with the final result. I rarely colour images of people, let alone girls with purple hair. The  Gorjuss girl stamp is a sneaky new purchase, called Poppy Wood from Docrafts. Quite a bargain at less than £2 and stamps beautifully - might be adding some more to my collection. The papers are from the same range.

Here's a closer look!! I want my hair this colour for the summer, I've had it a plum / purple but never managed something this vibrant!! Must talk to my hairdresser!!

Stamp - Docrafts Santoro Gorjuss Poppy Wood
Sentiment - LOTV
Coloured with promarkers and chalk inks
Papers - Docrafts Santoro Gorjuss
Die cuts - Spellbinders, Sizzix Swirly Vine and Go Kreate Frilly frames
Flowers, twine, pearls and wire butterfly from stash.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today and for any comments - I love reading them xx

I'd also like to join in with a few challenges:
MAWTT - Purple Haze
Cardz for Girlz - Woman or Women
The Sugar Bowl - A/G with a Sugar Nellie image
Allsorts - International Women's Day

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Sparkly Swallowtail

Hi Everyone!
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend, I have been on half term this week - yay!! I've not managed to do too much crafting though, I've been painting on a larger scale - the dining room is getting a fresh lick of paint! Hoping to get it finished later today, why is it these jobs always seem to take twice as long as I expect? TV makeovers can manage the whole room in 2 days .... maybe a need a magic roller or some different paint!!

The new challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is quite decorative too - Glitter and Sparkle. Somehow everytime I use glitter I always seem to be wearing it and finding it around for days!! I made this card for my boss - bet you can't guess her favourite colour!! The gorgeous stamp is by Stampin Up and is probably the largest stamp I own. In real life this is quite sparkly, the butterfly has lots of Wink of Stella on the wings but my camera just makes it grey looking ;-( 
The ribbon is also quite sparkly and the scrap of background paper has a nice sheen. Wish I had managed to take a few better pics of the card before I had to give it away!! A sideways shot would have been good so that you could see the different layers on the butterfly, still too late now but at least my boss loved it!! 

Thanks for popping by today! 
As usual I can't resist joining in with a few challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - A/G
ABC Challenge - B is for .... Butterfly
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle, bling and Embellish
and Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Things with Wings

Edited to add:

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Baby Kitty

Afternoon Folks!
It's not often lately that I write a mid week post but I finished this cute baby card for some friends on Monday night and have just managed to photograph it in daylight, so I thought I would share it with you!

Love that expression:

Stamps - PB Baby Kitty and Stampin up Itty Bitty banners
Promarkers and liquid pearls
Papers - LOTV Bonnets and Bowties, 
First Edition Bella Rose
Dies - Nesties, Stampin Up and Simon says Stamp 'string of hearts'
Ribbons - Art of Craft

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and for any comments - I love reading them xx

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - AG or cute and cuddly
CHPP - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - A/G with a stamp
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Hearts and / or Red
In the Pink - With Love
The ABC Challenge - A is for Animals
Double D Challenge - Pretty pink hearts
Crafty Sentiments - Dies / Punches
Everybody Art - Hearts
Inky Chicks - Love +/ or hearts
The cutie pie challenge - All you need is cutie love
The Ribbon Girls - February card challenge - A/G
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - A/G with a stamp and die(s)


Winner Badge