Saturday, 21 February 2015

Spring Flowers

Morning Folks!
Can someone please tell me where the last week has gone? I think I missed it, I had great plans to get lots of things sorted over half term but not many of those plans have worked out!! Yesterday I was waiting for deliveries from Tesco, Amazon and Currys and I couldn't settle to do anything!!
Still on the plus side, I now have a lovely shiny new chest freezer in the garage - I just need to get cooking now!!

As it's Saturday (yep, really) we have a new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin' which I think might cheer you up if like me you are getting sick of wintery, dull and drizzly days. This time we'd like to see some 

SPRING FLOWERS

Something a bit different from me this week, I visited my sister last weekend and we were playing around with some of her Stampin' Up goodies - this is my attempt at painting with distress inks!
Not something I would normally try but it was quite fun!!


Thanks for visiting and I do hope you'll join us over at Sweet Stampin', there's a lovely prize from 
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to tempt you too!!

I'd also like to enter the 'Krafty Creations' challenge at Winter Wonderland.

EDITED TO ADD:

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Hot pants!

Morning Folks!
I'm sure you can't have failed to notice that there is some kind of romantic event next weekend!! We are joining in the fun over at Sweet Stampin' with our super easy and very appropriate new challenge:

ADD A HEART

This card is going to be for my husband, if he's good ;-) so I've kept it very clean and simple as he doesn't really do fussy! The papers are Forever Friends from my stash. The PB stamp is called Hot Pants - another one that has hardly seen ink in it's life. Sentiment and matching die from Stampin' Up. The little die cut hearts are from Memory Box, my last purchase before starting the stash diet at New Year!!


Isn't he cute! Also can you see the glossy accents on the balloon?


I'd like to enter the challenges at:

Animal Friends - Hedgehogs
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - February Challenge
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Animal magic
Buckwells Challenge - Love / Red
Penny Black and more - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Without Words - Je t'aime
OLLCB - Love
Dream Valley - Valentines Day
Stamp and Create - All you need is love
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a heart
Cuttlebug Mania - I love you
Passion for Promarkers - One for the boys
Crafty Sentiments - Include a heart
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Love is in the air
I love promarkers - lots of love
Fab n Funky - Hearts and/or Flowers
Inky impressions - Red and White
Cute Card Thursday - Crazy in love
Natalie & Amy's Challenge - All about Love
One Crazy Stamper - Red, white and a die cut
Scrap and Craft - Valentines/ Love / Romance 
Creative Knockouts - Hearts a flutter
 Aud Sentiments - Valentines / love sentiment
Allsorts - Love is all around
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - For someone you love

Thanks for looking and for any comments too!!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Birthday Sheep

Evening Folks!
How are ewe?? Yep, corny joke I know!
Just popping by to share today's make which is a birthday card for my sister who is mad about sheep!! Choosing the image was easy, I was lucky enough to win some images from Bugaboo last year and choose this one especially for my sister's card:


I coloured her up with promarkers last week but then lost all inspiration until I spotted this fab sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches:


I do love a good sketch to follow and ta da, here's the finished card!!


The sentiment comes with the image, I just cut it to fit the space. The purple dot paper is by papermania (a new sheet) but the other pieces are all from my scraps folders. The glittery card on the star die cuts is very shimmery IRL and I finished them with some stripey candy dots which if I remember right came from My Mum's craft shop.


As well as Tuesday Morning Sketches, I'd like to enter the challenges at:

That's Crafty - Animal Magic
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Caffeine high!


Afternoon Folks!
I've been trying to sort out the old files I transferred to my new computer and getting increasingly frustrated with windows 8!! I thought it best to take a break, before the air gets any more blue, so I'm sharing this card that I finished at the weekend. 
Pretty simples: House mouse decoupage sheet (from the large collection - lots still to cut out!), papers from LOTV and a couple of square brads from my stash.

This image just makes me smile - those coffee beans must be quite strong!


I'd like to enter this into the challenges at:

Gruffies and Guests - Anything goes option
Craft your Passion - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

I love Edwin!!

Morning Folks!
Hope your weekend has started well and that you're keeping warm and cosy!
I'm planning a quiet weekend with a bit of crafting, just keeping my fingers crossed that my plan works out! If you are crafting this weekend don't forget to check out the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which is an all time favourite of mine:

CUTE AND CUDDLY
and is sponsored by the fabulous Craft Mojo 
who are giving our lucky winner a £10 voucher

My stash diet is continuing (painfully) and I also realized  that not only do I have a lot of rubber stamps that have never seen an inkpad, I'm also guilty of hoarding digi stamps and then never printing them out! Here's one such purchase, the super cute Edwin from Digistamp Boutique:


I think I'm in love with this little chap, look at that sweet expression!


The background paper and sentiment is from LOTV, the other paper is from my scraps box. Diecuts are Memory box Pippi Butterfly and Lavish branch - cut on the trusty cuttlebug. The flowers, gems and jute ribbon are from my stash!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave - I love reading them!
I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Digistamp Boutique - January Customer Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Colourful
Dream Valley  - Anything goes
The Crafting Cafe - Lots of layers
Cuttlebug Mania - Wildlife
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches
Die Cut Divas - Anything goes

EDITED TO ADD:
Lucky Winner at
Cuttlebug Mania

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Baby Bunny

Afternoon Folks!
I hope your weekend is going well so far! 
I just popped on to share a card I finished last night, but I left photographing it until today when we had a brief but very welcome hint of sunshine. I've been trying to use up old papers and stamps again - so far the stash cut back has lasted - no papers or stamps bought this year but it's hard going!! So many lovely stamps and tempting papers out there... sigh!

Anyhow, I'm not going to be flashing new stash but here's my new baby card using a wooden Happy Hoppers stamp I rescued from Ebay many moons ago. 


So cute with her little dummy!


If I have remembered correctly the papers are DCWV and Dovecraft Garden Party. The stamp and matching die cut are by Stampin Up. 

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

House Mouse & Friends - Sketch +/or Anything goes
Natalie & Amy - All things new
Crafty Catz - New Beginnings
Clear it Out - Pink theme and Pink stash
Crafty Calendar - What's New 
Gruffies and Guests - I'm going for the Anything goes option!
In the pink - Anything goes with pink
Fab n Funky - Something New 
Papertake Weekly - It's all New
Wags n Whiskers - Anything goes

Thanks for popping by! 

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Girly but NO pink!

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK and have not been blown away by the recent high winds!
Thank goodness it's the weekend, I think I got far too used to relaxing over the festive period, work seems to be hard going!! 
Talking of relaxing here's my card for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week which is  

GIRLY BUT NO PINK

kindly sponsored by All Dressed Up


Here's the vision in blue but NO pink!

 I had a real struggle with this - I'm not good at girly cards at the best of times and I think Mr Mojo might have got packed in the loft along with the Christmas decorations. Eventually I decided on using this fun image from Bugaboo called Dottie Bath and the sketch over at Passion for Promarkers  :
Challenge 278 - sketch

Here's the bathing beauty and check out the glitter - still on my desk from Crimbo! As I was colouring this it crossed my mind that she probably won't be too happy when she gets out of the bath to find the floor flooded and the downstairs ceiling about to cave in!!
I'm quite pleased with the finished result, it does look something like I imagined, and also I used up some paper scraps and some glass dewdrops that haven't seen the light of day for years. I'm determined to limit my crafty spending this year and try to use up some of my stash before I rush to buy the latest thing or special offer. Have to say though the 'stash diet' is harder going than I thought it would be ... trying not to crack and we are only just into double figures in January!! 

Thanks for looking and for any comments too! 

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
That's Crafty - Blue is the colour
Crafts 4 Eternity - Blue tones
That Craft Place - Monochromatic
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Clear it out - theme = Anything goes + stash = Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes