Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whoop whoop..candy winners!!

I thought I would post this just now as I am working tomorrow and then I'm out at night and I don't want to keep in suspenders any longer than I need to....

THANK YOU to everybody who took part in my candy...I can't believe and I have found lots of new wonderful blogs along the way.

Now I am off work Thursday and Friday so hopefully the lucky winners will contact me during my days off so I can get the goodies posted to them.

So without further ado.....drum roll.....

drum roll......

.........still rolling that drum....

as they do in Miss world

in 3rd place we have......

no. 2

that's you...... Pattie..... clapping!!

in 2nd place it's.....


that's you......Faye......more clapping!!

and the winner in 1 st place

is NO.81

THAT'S...Lesley.....even more louder clapping!!

weel done girlies....2nd and 3rd winners both get one of the little goodie bags and the winner gets the big candy prize.

Remember to contact me as soon as to your prize....if there is an unclaimed prize this time next week then I will choose another winner.....but that won't happen!!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas in August....

Hi everyone..well feeling better..especially after my new Lili of the Valley stamp arrived...think I may need to get a few more! The papers I had in my stash from last year or maybe even the year I thought I would use them up to make some room for all the new Christmas papers have my eye on. Anyway..these papers are Heidi Grace - Frost Boulevard and they are very pretty but this is all the scraps I have left so you can't really see how lovely they are. I coloured James and his crackerwith new Promarkers(still need more as the colours I bought are all a bit dark) and then touched up with is very therapeutic...isn't it Lindsey?? I layered the image onto an embossed panel circles and also added a ribbon and the merry christmas charm which I totally forgot I had and of course a few snowflakes....can't have Christmas without snowflakes!! I have entered this card in the challenges below:

Sketch Saturday
- sketch

LOTV - lets go dotty

Christmas Cards All Year 'round - snowflakes

I ♥ Promarkers - charm

Bah Humbug - charm

Paper Cutz - metal

Crafty Emma's - anything goes

The Secret Crafter - Christmas

Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August

Just Cute Bears - embossing


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Xmas with Simon Says Stamp

Here we are with another Sunday over at Paper Sundaes and my scheduled post..hopefully!! I haven't really been feeling well this week so the card is a bit of a rush this week I have used Doodlebug papers and the stamp is from Hero Arts and has been coloured with copics. I added a ribbon and a few sequins to finish off. This weeks challenge is Christmas and the sponsor this week is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp with thousands of products avaible in the store you will be spoilt for choice!!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Anya...

Hi folks...well I having been making much this week as I wasn't feeling 100% but I have been doing wee bits on this one over the last few days and finally finished it today. The papers are from Stampin' Up - Seet Pea collection, I have coloured Anya with copics and also added some 3d glaze to her brolly and her buttons...not sure if you can see in the photo. The flowers I made with My Favourite Things - Dy-namics rolled flower!!That's it I think...I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Anyone for Anya - birthday

Stamps R Us - stitches(mine are fake)

Cupcake Craft Challenge
- blue/green

Papertake - recipe

Quixotic - shiny happy people

Fab 'n' Funky - recipe

Stamp & Create - flowers

Sweet Stampin - sketch


Sunday, August 22, 2010

whoop whoop...award time!!

Well I know it's late but thought I better post this before I forget...the lovely Faye has sent me this award..isn't she just so sweet. Now I have to pass this on to my 7 favourite hard is that because I love lots of blogs but anyway her goes in no particular order..

and all the Sundae Girls

oops many is that??

Grab your award ladies.

now please don't be sad if your name is not on the list...I could go on and on as there's so many beautiful blogs and I love them all!!


My Beautiful Sweet Pea and Paper Sundaes DT Card

Welcome to another Sunday and my scheduled post...and the challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is Crystal's sketch. This week we are sponsored by Paper Jewels, they have masses of fabby products in their store.

For my card I have followed Crystal's sketch and I know you are we go again another one of those cards but I love this image and personally I think it works well with these papers and I just love the butterfly which I have layered to give a 3d look. First I distressed the edge of the card with ink....the papers are Crate papers - Brook collection and the image is a sweet pea and coloured with copics. I added 2 swirly/rolled flowers which were die cut using my new dy-namics die and a message then added some glitter to the flowers and around the edge of the card. I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything goes for August candy

Creative Card Crew - sparkle & shine

Fab 'n' Funky - flower power

Stamp & Create - flowers

Charisma Cardz - die cuts ( mine is the rolled flowers)

Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes

Paper Cutz - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - blue and green


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday girl...

Well I'm not sure about this mind wasn't really on it today but I thought I would just doodle away with this one anyway. The papers are from the Stampin Up Sweet Pea collection, the image is a Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with Promarkers and I touched up with pencils although I had to paper piece her face cos the black ink bled into her lovely little cheeks and I made a muck of it trying to fix it so I did another face and patched it in.....and I added 2 swirl flowers, 2 ribbons and a message. I added some glitter to finish off. I have entered this card in the challenges below:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch

Cupcake Craft Challenge - recipe - 2 DP, 2 ribbons and 2 flowers

Fab 'n' Funky - flower power

Creative Card Crew - sparkle & shine

Crafty Cardmakers - birthday


Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday....

Hi all....well I think I will be having an early night tonight as I was at work before the birds came out this morning!! Mr poor PC has been looks like the screen has been's got a round splodge with sort of coloured spears coming out of it and 2 blocks of I can only see about 3/4 of the screen so I will need to get a new one....there goes my crafting budget yet again although I won Passion for Promarkers challenge last week so I bought myself some new Promarkers...woo hoo...don't need to nick Holly's ones. Anyway I am not doing anything other than this post...the housework will need to wait. I forgot I had these papers so I thought I would give them a bash...Crate Papers, I think they are the Bliss Collection and the image is one of my many favourites from Sugar Nellie but I love this one as you can make it fancy or plain so I have decided to paper piece her with the same paper. I have coloured her face, arms and hair with copics. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers
- sketch

Stamptacular - buttons and bows

Sweet Stampin ' - favourite image

Allsorts - paper piecing

Crafty Cardmakers - birthdays


Sunday, August 15, 2010

You're the best...Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sunday and hopefully my scheduled post has worked as I am back at work this will need to do my linking on my lunch which should time nicely with the post if I plan it well. The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is Danielle's recipe....2 DP, 4 flowers and 3 buttons. This we are being sponsored by Meljens Designs....she has lots of fab digis...pop over here and take a look what she has in her store. I have used Echo Park papers for this card...thought they looked cool!! The image is of course from Meljens Designs which has been coloured with copics...I also added a bit of highlighting with watercolour pencils. I layered it onto a scallop circle which I made using the Stampin' Up slit punch as I don't have a scallop die...takes a bit of practise but I am getting the knack of it now. I also added a piece of lace underneath the image.The flowers I had in my stash and were the perfect colour to match the paper...I hope...and I added 3 buttons to the centres of the cluster of flowers, finished with a little message. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - sketch

Stamp & Create - flowers

Cupcake Craft Challenge - lace

Digital Tuesday - lace

Fab 'n' Funky - favourite colours( I have lots but I do like brown and green together)

Secret Crafter
- What are little girls made of


Friday, August 13, 2010

this one has new flowers!!

Well my new die arrived so of course I needed to test it out....what do you think...I'm not sure yet. For this card I used Crate Papers - Paper Doll Collection and the image has been coloured with copics. I added ribbon and a ribbon charm but I had to colour the ribbon to match the the flowers were made with my new die-namycs die from My Favourite's just a spiral and then it's rolled to make this type of flower. I added pearls to the centres of the flowers. I also embossed the backing panel with swirls as I don't have a swirl die...yet. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Craftalicious - pearls and swirls

Anya Ink - recipe

All that scraps - die cuts

Dare U 2 Digi - blooms and charms


Thursday, August 12, 2010

ooh I love snowmen...

Hi all...I sat up late last night making this card....I love snowmen. The papers I had in my stash, I think they are from All My Memories, the image is from Sassy Cheryls...she has fab snowmen which I coloured with promarkers and then I went over with pencils. I made this a little shaker one and added some white glitter inside for a frosty look. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - sketch

Christmas cards all year 'round - snowflakes

Bah Humbug - window

I ♥ Promarkers
- acetate


Monday, August 09, 2010 flowers!!

Well I thought I would try a bit of experimenting with my I can't afford to buy prismas or more so more Promarkers. I had this little digi image in my stash so I have been practising...I gently coloured this with copics and then I went over with my water pencils which seemed to do the same job as prismas. I tried it with water pens but they didn't the darker areas are where I added the pencils and I pulled the colour out...maybe it's not as good as prismas but only those that use prismas would know that but I am happy with how these worked. The papers are from Kaisercraft which I think work well with image. The message is also from the Kaisercraft. I have entered this in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - It's a man's world

2 sisters - stitching

By the Cute and Girly - animal antics

Stamptacular - snips and snails and puppy dog tails

OLLCB - spots and dots

Cute Card Thursday - whateva


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Sweet flower girl...

Well what a glorious day it's been today so I have been in and out bewtween some tidying up in the garden, washing and doing bits to this card. This is one of my favourite stamps..The flower Girl from Sugar Nellie which you buy from Funky Kits...I love her!! She has also been coloured with copics. The papers are also one of my favourites just now...Brook collection from Crate Papers. I distressed the edges of the papers and added a tiny edge of stickles, I also embossed and sanded the panel underneath the image. I didn't have ribbon that matched so I used some Stampin' Up white ribbon and coloured it green, I also added a bow the same colour and attached a button. I stamped the message and punched it out and layered that on to the scallop circle and again I added a button to the centre. I added dots at opposite corners with a brown pearl pen...just new and quite like can but them at Quixotic Paperie....and finally my fabby flowers...well I think they are fabby...these have ben cut with my favourite gadget...the sizzix 3d flower die. I hope you like this one and I have entered it in the challenges below:

The Sweet Stop - sketch

Delightful Sketches - distressing

Whoopsi Daisy - blue & green

Crafty Catz - buttons & bows

Sir Stampalot - bring on the bling(not sure if you can see all the glitter)

Craft Your Days Away - favourite things


Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sunday and the challenge over at Paper Sundaes this week is can create anything you like as long as it has something metal on it. Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create who have some fabulous products in their store. For my card I have used MME papers and a Wags 'n' Whiskers image. I have coloured this image with promarkers but I am limited for colours for now as they belong to Holly and she only has a small amount...but I think it matches the papers. I have added some chunky white glitter to the hats to give them a bit of a fluffy look...for the metal I have added 3 snowflake brads, a ribbon charm and message all from Making Memories....I then added some star buttons to finish off. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - sketch

Dutch Dare - anything goes

Creative Inspirations
- anything goes

Cute Card Thursday - whateva

Pixie Dust Studio - cute as a button

Wags 'n' Whiskers - triple(snowflakes)

Die Cut Dreams - snowmen

Christmas Cards all year 'round - snowflakes


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Summer Fun

Good morning all..hope you are having a lovely Saturday morning....well her is the first of today's cards. I have loved this image from the moment I saw's so looks like my friend's little lhaso apso...and he's just so cute!! The papers are Bo Bunny's Sun Kissed collection and the image is from Wags 'n' whiskers which I coloured with copics...I am going to try out Holly's Promarkers in a bit for a change. I thought these papers were very summery and I have tried to make it look like the sun in the sky and the strip of blue is to resemble to sea??..oh and I made the sun by die cutting a daisy and snipping the ends of to make the petals look more like rays... I have entered the following challenges:

Sketch & Stash - sketch

One Stop Craft Challenge - summer fun

Totally Papercrafts - by the sea

Little Red Wagon - circles

Creative Inspirations - anything goes

ABC - August

Dutch Dare - anything goes

Lollipop - anything goes

Pixie Dust Studio - Cute as a Button

Stamps R Us - digi image


Thursday, August 05, 2010

I'm on a roll....

I'm on a roll this morning although I did make a start on this last night...not sure if I like what I have one with the flowers as they looked a bit lonely on their own so I layered them on to a different floraly thing..anyway it's done now. The papers I had in my stash and from MME, I have coloured the image with copics and gave it a little shading, finished off with the flowers. I have entered this in the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

Creative Card Crew - cute & girly

High hopes - favourite embellishment(flowers at the moment)

One stop craft Challenge - patterns

Stamp & Create - flowers

Dutch Dare - anything goes


This one is for you...Faye...If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake..

When I saw this image I just I had to have it...although I am not 100% happy with the colouring so I might do another but for now here we are. I wanted to enter the simon says Stamp challenge this week but couldn't think of a song that would match a card but when I started colouring I started humming a wee tune to myself and I thought...perfect. The papers are from Scenic Route...which I need to get more off as I am running out and I am liking these ones...the image is a Whimsey Meljens Designs image which has been coloured with cpoics, I added some glaze to the spots/sweets on the cake but you can't really see it in the photo, I also added some chalk around the flame of the candle to give it a glow...hope you like an I have entered in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant - yummy

Fab 'n' Funky - spots and stripes

Simon Says Stamp
- sing it baby - If I knew you were coming I' have baked a cake

Whimsy - anything goes

Creative Inspirations - anything goes

Lollipop Crafts - anything goes

My Time to Craft - cake or drink

Cute Card Thursday - whateva!!


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Happy Birthday to you....

Another rainy day here...what can I say!! These are new Echo Park papers which I bought last week so I thought today was as good a time as any to use this one was a bit of a disaster but I think I have rescued it....I bought one of the pearl pens from Quixotic and added this to the corners...then I forgot I had done that and stuck my thumb right on I had a brainwave!! i thought I will wait until it is dry an then pick it off...only thing it took some of the paper off too so I had to make the dots slightly bigger than had wanted but I think it looks ok. I have coloured Brigitta and the fence with copics...Brigitta is from All That Scraps and the fence is from Pollycraft. I distressed the edges of the paper and around the circle and added a message which was in my flowers!! I have entered this card in the challenges below...remember I have candy..

Sketch & Stash - sketch

Anyone for Anya - stitch it

Cupcake - distressing

Die Cut Dreams - gingham

Digital Tuesday
- 2 digis from 2 different companies


Sunday, August 01, 2010

Birthday girl...

Anothe card fom me today...well seeing I am holiday from I made this card for a couple of challenges...again I tried shading and blending but the bottom part of the dress looks a bit iffy!! The papers are from Scenic Route an the image is of course from Sugar Nellie which has been coloured with copics...and I had to add a flower which has been cut with the sizzix 3d flower die. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl - sketch #30

Paper Play
- anything goes

Craftalicious - make your own flowers


Material...a material girl...

Well...when I found this image ove at Tiddly Inks I knew I just had to have her....I think I first saw her on Faye's blog though but forgot all about her until now. I coloured Daddy's girl with copics...I even managed to do some shading on this which I am quite please with. The papers are from Stampin' Up Sweet Pea Collection...finished with a little stamped message and a fabric Sweet Pea flower. I have entered this card in a few challenges today:

Sweet Stampin' - sketch

Crafty Catz - material girl

Allsorts - dressing up


Paper Sundaes DT card

Well hi all...I'm so excited today as this is my first card on the Paper Sundaes DT. I am so chuffed to be part of the DT as it is one of the challenges that I like to take part in most weeks as it's always so much fun!! The challenge this week is to include stitching and is also sponsored by Belles & Whistles. Pop on over to the Paper Sundaes challenge blog to take part this weeks challenge. The papers I have used in my card are from Scenic Route which is not a brand I have used before but when I saw these ones .....well need I say more?? The image is Beary Big cute which is from Belles & Whistles and I have coloured with copics to match the paper, the flowers I cut with the sizzix 3d flower favourite gadget at the moment although I have another on order so might be some competition there. I finished off with a stamped message and added some fake stitching as my real stitching is not too hot!! I hope you like my first DT card, I have also enteed this one in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Colour Create challenge - pink, orange & saffron

Paper Play - anything goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - hot & spicy colours

For fun - bright colours

Craftalicious - make your own flowers

2 Sisters - punches