Thursday, 30 December 2010

Thank EWE !

Just a quick card to show you today for the new challenge at CRAFT which is
THANK YOU!You could be the lucky winner of a £10 voucher for one of my favourite stores!!

So here's my card using one of my most loved Penny Black stamps, some backing paper from Pink Petticoat and some flowers and rub ons to make the greeting from my stash.
Here's a closer view of the flock!
Thank Ewe for looking!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Fairy Tale Unicorn!

Just a quick card to share with you today (providng Mr Blogger hasn't overdone things at Christmas!!). We have a new challenge at Lexi's Creations:


We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen too!!

I've used this cute unicorn called Aloria to make a card for a special little friend of mine who will be 9 on New Years Day!

The image has been coloured with promarkers and gold glitter pen, it doesn't show up too well in the piccy ;-( but there is a bit of sparkle there. I've used a nesties die to make the little frame at the top, I like to think of it as a tiara!! The pearly gems were magazine freebies and the papers are all from my scrap box! The sentiment is from a docrafts Xmas sheet!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Crimbo greetings!


Happy New Year Hound!

Morning Folks, not long to go now!! Nobody panic!!

I've just popped on to show you my card for the challenge at CRAFT this week, our theme is:


We have a returning sponsor this week, Sally and Sam Doodles who are offering a great digi prize to our winner!

I've had this stamp by Whipper Snapper for quite a while so I decided it was about time to blow the dust off and give him an airing!!

Here he is in a bit more detail, coloured with promarkers (of course!) and then mounted onto blue card before being cut out!

The bunting is made from punched triangles and peel offs with card candy at the ends. The backing paper if from a Forever Friends pad!

As usual I couldn't post a card without entering a challenge or two!! So here goes:
Patties Creations - Punch or Punches (triangles for bunting!)
Totally Papercrafts - Time to party (New Year is always a good reason to party!!)
Crafty Catz - Your choice (#61 Happy New Year)
Sweet Stampin - Celebrations
Allsorts - Anything goes
THe Crafty pad - Anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - Celebration
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - K for keep it simple
Crafts and Me - Anything goes &
Paper Sundaes - Cut it out

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Pink Butterfly gift box!

I'm late, I'm late, Oh how embarassing I'm late posting my project for my second guest DT spot over at
I'm sooo sorry girls!
Anyway, I don't know about you but I'm all Christmassed out! I've only got one last family card to put the finishing touches on and I'm done - thank heavens! The girls over at Creative Craft Challenges have a nice 'Anything goes' challenge and so I decided to ditch the snowflakes in favour of something pink and girly for my friends birthday next month - a little gift box to hold a piece of jewellery! Here it is:

The idea for this little box came from a packet of ready cut gift boxes from Poundland. There are several different box types flat packed in the packet and so I just used them as cardboard templates! A bit fiddly to cut out but great fun to decorate!! I have used a fairly stiff paper from the Henbury Lane collection and some glitter card by DCWV.

The little tag is a nesties label attatched with ribbon and the butterflys are a Dovecraft punch.

The roses have been wired to the top handles and glammed up a bit with a hint of stickles!!

Thanks for looking and I do hope your festive preparations are going OK!
Don't forget to visit Creative Craft Challenges - there are TWO great prizes on offer!!

As usual I can't resist entering a few challenges:
Paperplay - Anything but a card
Allsorts - Anything goes
CES Challenges - Anything goes
Die Cut Dreams - how girly can you get?
Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Sunday, 19 December 2010

My first blog award!!

I've been given my first blog award by the lovely Sandra at Sandra's Crafty Corner. Thank you sooo much Sandra, this is a lovely surprise!!

Now the rules for this are,
1. thanks the person who sent it to you
2. say 8 things about yourself
3.tag 4 other bloggy friends
4. let them know
So let me think what should I tell you about myself
  • I couldn't survive without tea!
  • I love socks and have a big collection, I might even get some for Christmas!
  • I collect Teddy Bears and still have my first teddy!
  • I Hate polystyrene packaging - the feel, the noise, everything about it!
  • I love to travel and plan to do a big world tour when I win the lottery!
  • I loathe ironing and put it off until the basket reaches moutainous proportions!
  • I have lived in Cambridge UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
  • I hope to complete my promarker collection in 2011!!

After much thought, I'd like to pass this award on to:

Sharon at Ewe2can craft

Kevin at McCraftys Cards

Sharon79 at Sharon's Crafty place

and Lisa at Crafty Moments

Hugs to you all!!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Prairie Fairy Candy

Just doing a little blog hopping tonight and I came across this fantastic candy on offer from The Prairie Fairy who is calling it "spread the word candy" to announce she is moving back to blogger rather than Wordpress. If you have any links to Prairie Fairy you need to change them to the blogger url!! The candy is gorgeous and you can check out all the details here. Good luck to everyone who enters, what a fantastic extra Christmas present this would be!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

A splash of colour!

Happy Thursday Folks! Now I have to admit that seeing the rate at which the doors are flying open on the old advent calendar I'm getting a little bit stressed about Christmas but I'm just telling myself that it will all be OK on the day!! Todays task is to get the wrapping up done before my son finishes school tomorrow lunchtime!!

I took a welcome break from Christmas cards when I made my card for this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T.

In case you haven't guessed our challenge this week is:


This is a bit of an unusual card for me because I rarely use HOT pink and I also didn't use a stamp !! The idea came to me after I found the paper in my stash, Kate Knight for Trimcraft I think, and the matching flowers. The button just finishes it nicely I think:

All of us at CRAFT hope that you an find time in your busy schedules to come and join us!!
We are being sponsored by

I'd also like to enter this card into the challenge at:

Fab n funky : Quick and Easy does it

Monday, 13 December 2010

Husband & Wife!

I'm celebrating!! This will be my last Monday at work for this year!! Sounds good doesn't it!! I can't wait to finish on Wednesday, there are so many things I need to get done before Crimbo!!

Monday also means it's time for another fab challenge over at Lexi's Creations, this time we'd like to see you using:


Now, I have to admit that when I first saw this challenge I thought of doing a Christmas card but I am getting a bit tired of doing them (only 2 to go!!), so instead I decided to do something I don't normally go for and just use a sentiment on my card:

The sentiment is from Lexi's Fairy Dust crafts Shop and is called Husband & Wife. Lexi is offering a prize from her shop for the winner of this challenge!! Here's a closer look:

The pearls are on the sentiment, along with a few gold gems and the flowers have had a touch of gold stickles added:

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, in real life this is a bit brighter and the gold is quite sparkly!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew: Anything goes
CES Challenges: Anything but a Christmas card

Thanks for looking and hope you can join us over at Lexi's!!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Trying to get organised!!

Help!! Can you believe how close Christmas is?? I need to get myself organised, which is easier said than done! For this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T. , we would like to see projects using the following colour palette:

In an effort to get organised, I have altered a shopping list pad and made it into a notepad to write down all those lists of things to do and stuff to remember!

The winner could win their own copy of this fantastic Rufus Reindeer stamp by Eiglas, which many of the design team have used. He is just so cute and great fun to colour - thanks Ei!!

I think perhaps this sums it all up at the moment!!

Thanks for looking and we hope you can find time to join us at CRAFT this week!

I'd also like to enter this into the challenge at:

My time to Craft: Reindeer Greetings

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Snowy bear for someone special!!

Exciting news today!! I have been invited to be the guest designer at Creative Craft challenges this month - how cool is that! Thanks for inviting me ladies - big smile.

Their challenge this time is a recipe:
1 ribbon , 2 papers &
3 brads

So here's my card, it's quite a special one as it's for my husband - it's OK he doesn't read my blog.

I've used my new James Bear in the snow from LOTV, I just fell in love with him as soon as I saw him!! I've coloured him with promarkers and then added another of my favourite things at the moment - Doodlebug white crushed velvet flock and glamour dust to his hat and the snowflakes. The snow on the gound is glamour dust and the snowflakes have a little stickles added too. It is Christmas, so I figure you can't have too much glitter!!

Here's a closer look:

I've used some papers from last year, the back one is from Dovecraft and the blue dotty one behind James is from my scrap box, could be papermania?? The white pearlescent card is embossed with a snowflake cuttlebug folder (used this a lot this year!!) and the gorgeous ribbon is from The Art of Craft, it's hard to see but the silver snowflakes are slightly raised which adds more texture. The little tag is from a Forever friends kit, the smaller snowflake is made from a cuttlebug die and the larger silver one is by making memories - I've had these for ages but never actually used one before - lol!! The white sugared brads are by Doodlebug.
Hope you like James in the snow!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
LOTV - A few of my favourite things
Teddy Stampers - Xmas Teddies
M.A.W.T.T. - For someone special ( Husband!)
Papercutz - Use 2 kinds of patterned paper
Stamp something - Christmas colour combo
Simply Create - It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas
Cute card Thursday - the blues
Cards for men - Xmas card
Crafts & Me - Snowflakes
The Crafty Pad - Anything goes
OLLCB - Inspired by a Christmas song (All I want for Xmas is you, as it's for my Hubby!!)
Let's ink it up - Xmas & sparkle
Pear Tree designs - Winter Wonderland
Crazy challenge - All I want for Xmas is you
& last but not least
Bah Humbug - Feeling the blues
See you soon!!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Merry Kiss Mouse !!

Just a quick post today to show you my card for the new challenge over at O.S.A.A.T, which is old stash, new stash and is sponsored by Michelle's scrapbooking & more. I've used a cute little image from Stitchy's store by JLJ papers. I've made an easel card using scalloped round nesties and papers & card from my old scraps box! The new item is the holly brad!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Christmas Scottie dogs

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all staying warm and cosy in this cold weather. It's Thursday again and time for a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T.
This time we would like to see your projects for

We are sponsored again by

Now I have to admit that the three people I know who have birthdays close to christmas all hate having birthday cards that look like Christmas cards or worse still a Christmas card sent instead of a birthday card! Bearing this in mind, I have used a Tartan paper (somehow always reminds me of Christmas - why??) , a dark Christmas green colour and a few splashes of gold. Hopefully a 'hint' of Christmas
The stamped images are from a larger stamp from Little Claire which I bought years ago at a craft show, it was one of the first clear stamps in my collection! They are coloured with promarkers.
The little dog charm is also antique and from Crafty charms on ebay!

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Oldie but a Goodie - Xmas birthday
Party time Tuesdays - Anything goes birthday!
Passion for promarkers - Old & New (old stamp and charm, new tartan paper)
Fab N Funky : Birthday
Bee Crafty's card Challenge : Anything goes but include white

Stay warm folks!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Going crackers.....

Hi Folks! I'm going crackers today - quite literally, I almost forgot to write this post - what am I like! Better late than never, here's my offering for the latest challenge over at Lexi's Creations. For this week's Challenge, to celebrate being the exact date of our very first Challenge, we thought we would repeat the original Challenge. So for this week we would love to see your creations in…...

Blue & Silver

Joanna Sheen is this week's Sponsor and she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.

Now, I have to admit that I am beginning to get a tad fed up with making Christmas cards, so inspired by you tube videos and armed with a stack of loo rolls, I decided to have an attempt at making a Christmas cracker. It was good fun, although I did feel that you needed more than 2 paws for the rolling up and taping down. I managed to get some cracker snaps for the inside from ebay, the blue pearlescent paper is wrapping paper, & the tinsel string is by papermania. I had to use a bear on my first cracker (of course!) so I've used Paulo, who you can find at Lexi's store here. He's on sale at the moment, along with all Lexi's images, so grab yourself some bargains. He's coloured with promarkers and glitter pen and mounted on nesties.

The white pearlescent paper strips on the end are from my scrap box and have been embossed with a Snowman border brass stencil that I picked up in Hobbycrafts sale last year for 9p!!

Hope you can join us over at Lexi's this time!

I'd also like to give a BIG friendly wave to all the new members of the design team:

I'd also like to enter my cracker in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas gifts
(can't tell you what's inside I'm afraid in case the recipient reads this!)
Creative card crew: Not another card
Simon Says: Let it snow
Thanks for looking!