Sunday, 30 November 2014

Just whizzing by ....

Hi Folks!

I'm running late again! Somehow this weekend has not gone quite to plan but I'm here at last with my DT card for Sweet Stampin' 
Our new challenge is underway - this week the theme is 


Personally, I'd rather it didn't snow for a while yet but it's definitely a great theme for getting a few more Christmas cards made. We also have a great prize to tempt you from our sponsor 

Here's my card using one of my favourite Gruffies stamps ever, Beary Fast Sled, which usually gets used at least once during the Christmas season. I was trying for a masculine feel to this card as I think I might send it to my son! The papers are mainly Dovecraft traditional back to basics Christmas along with a couple of Memory box dies:

Must be Christmas coming, I've got out the flower soft, stickles and glitter!!
Also covered myself in the process!!

Thanks for visiting!!

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Cute Card Thursday - Ginger Spice 
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Simply Create too - Snow, snow, snow
4 Crafty Chicks - Die cuts
Creative Knockouts - All that glitters
Nutcrafters - All that Glitters
The Cutie Pie challenge - festive furry friends

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Time for a Birthday Party ...

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK?
It's an exciting week over at Sweet Stampin' - we are celebrating our 

5th Birthday!! 

We'd love you to come over and help us celebrate, just link up a project with some stamping and a birthday reference on the front. 
We have 3 fantastic sponsors for this week 

Wild Orchid Crafts
Crafty Devils
and Marianne Designs

so plenty of chances to win a nice prize.

My friend Tabby Cat is bringing along the cake to help get the celebrations started:

It's been ages since I made an easel card, I think the old Cuttlebug got a bit of a shock with the sudden outbreak of die cutting. I have to admit this card hasn't really come out like the idea in my head - I think I might have got carried away and overdone the pink ??? 

I still love this stamp though:
It's called Well Wishers from Penny Black, it's been in my stash for ages! I just used the cat this time. It's quite easy to mask off the image you want so it's like having 3 stamps in one! The sentiment is another new purchase from LOTV - must stop shopping, must stop shopping .....

Both team Abi and team Fi are celebrating over at Sweet Stampin' so there's lots of inspiration on the main blog so do try to visit us! We are also welcoming some new teamies too - exciting times! 

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Penny Black & More - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Birthdays
A Creative Romance - Something Old (the PB stamp)
Crafts 4 eternity - Furry Friends
Daring cardmakers - Something old (PB stamp), 
something New (LOTV sentiment stamp)
Patties Creations - Birthdays
PolkaDoodles - Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks - Make it Sparkle
Crafty Little Fairies - Not Square
Cute card Thursday - Stars
In the Pink - KISS with pink
Everybody Art - Circle on the card
Papertake Weekly - Sooo Girlie
A gem of a challenge - Kraft plus one (pink)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Just skating by ......

Hi Folks!!
Is it me or has winter arrived here in the UK ??
Here I am better late than never ( I hope!!)  with my DT post for Sweet Stampin'  where the new challenge is 


so just use a die cut or two on your creation - but don't forget to include some stamping!

We're sponsored by the fabulous Yours or Mine Papercrafts:

Who are offering a super duper $10 voucher to the store!

Here's my card, yep proud of myself because I have made another Christmas card and it's not even December yet:

I was really chuffed when I won this stamp recently as a prize from Penny Black and More,  just my cup of tea - cute hedgehogs and easy to colour!!

I used Go Kreate dies for the card shape and a Memory Box Frosty Border die with some added bling and glitter.

Hope you stay warm and cosy this weekend!!

I'd like to enter the challenges at:
Penny Black and More - Anything goes
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Animal friends - It's cold
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Festive Furry Friends
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs
Penny Black Saturday - All wrapped Up
Crafty Calendar - It's all about Christmas
 Die cut Divas - Any Holiday
Crafty Catz - Christmas is coming
Crafty Little Fairies - Not a square
I love promarkers - Male Christmas
Addicted to stamps - Bling Bling
That Craft Place - Anything goes

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Time for tea ...

Morning Folks!
A really quick post from me today as I have friends visiting for the weekend. I just wanted to let you know that there is a new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin'.
We'd like to see your
so time to dig out those dies or rummage through your stash to find that packet of shaped cards you bought ages ago!!

Here's my attempt using a LOTV stamp and Go Create dies. It hasn't really come out how I imagined it and isn't really my usual style but perhaps it might grow on me???

We have a great prize on offer for our lucky winner this week from 

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend! 
I'd also like to enter a few challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - Cut it out
Simon Says stamp - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
 Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Polka Dots
and I love promarkers - 3 of a kind = 3 patterned papers