Thursday, December 30, 2010

Birthday girl...

Well it's almost the end of another year but first there's cards to be made!! This wasn't what I started out making but I just love these little Gorjuss Girls. I have coloured the image with copics, cut her out and layered her onto an embossed oval. the papers are Crate Papers - Pink Plum collection...forgot I had them. I made the roses with my sizzix 3D flower die and added a birthday message....oh and I also added some stickles to the flowers and the edge of the dress...might re take the photo in daylight.

The sugar Bowl - sketch/embossing
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
CES - anything goes
Copic Creations - sparkle


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My top 10 cards of 2010

Well since I saw that lots of friends that I follow have joined in with Suzi's blog hop, I have decided to join in too. All you need to do is post your favourite 10 cards and link back to Suzi's blog so here goes for the hard decision.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Christmas candy winner...

Before I announce the winner of my Christmas candy...I just want to wish you all well. Have a very Merry Christmas. I have never stopped all day and I am now having a glass of vino as I won't be up too early in the morning...2 teenagers don't want to get up at 6am!! woo hoo!!

So the winner is.....



13 and that's you....Lorraine!!

Send me your address and I will get your Sassy stamp posted to you.


A little sticky Christmas Candy

Just before I head off to bed, I thought I would give you the chance to grab some Christmas Candy from Sugar Nellie. All you need to do is the following:

  • become a follower(only if you are interested in my blog)
  • post my candy on your sidebar
  • leave me a comment just incase Mr Linky goes AWOL
  • add your name to Mr Linky
I will make the draw on Friday night - Christmas Eve


Faye's 12 Days of Fluffmas...

Merry christmas everybody.

Faye is running a 12 days of Fluffmas candy. All you need to do is answer her 12 questions then post it on your blog and do the usual linky thing....easy peas so why not pop over and enter her candy....not sure if I got them all!!

1. How old is Sweet Cheeks? - 2 years old

2. What is the name of my Mum's Blog? - It's an Alien Life

3. What are my favourite colours? (Clue; they're not what you might think they are!) - pink and brown

4. We recently moved, but from which county? - Devon

5. How many posts did I write in August? - 16

6. Which two Challenge Blogs do I play on? - Sweet Stampin' Challenge and Cupcake Craft challenge

7. When is my birthday? (Clue; I was on holiday!) - August

8. What is my favourite crafting item? - raffia

9. Name the alternate reality I inhabit? - Faye world

10. I love this as much as crafting, what is it? - choklit

11. What do we refer to my Dad as? (Bonus stash if you can tell me what his remedy for anything is?) - Doc Shingles and white lightening cider...ooh ar!!

12. Once Upon a Time, I had a career in
? - Pastry Chef


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sundae my fellow frosty friends and another snow day!! Woo hoo...6 sleeps til Santa comes...I hope you are all good girls!! hee hee. The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "Cut it Out" of my favourites....easy peasy!! What's more you have plenty time to practice that scissor action as this challenge will run for 2 weeks.

Our sponsor this 2 weeks is Simon Simon Says Stamp who is giving a $15 certificate to one lucky winner.


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For my card I have used Bo Bunny - Winter Joy papers. The image is of course Anya which I have coloured with copics. I punched some snowflakes and the ovals...finished with glitter and jewels.

An update for you too...I didn't make the final round of the Simply Sassy competition but thanks to you all who commented on my entry, you can head over to the Sugar Nellie blog and cast your vote to pick a winner from the 4 fab cards that have made the final.

Friday sketchers - sketch
Cupcake - non traditional
The Pink elephant - winter wonderland
Bunny Zoe - sparkle & shine
Stamps R Us - anything goes
CES - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - celebrations
Allsorts - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - anything goes


Friday, December 17, 2010

Cutie christmas..

Hi everybody, hope you are all warm and cosy!! Well the snow came back yesterday and it's been so freezy and icy and the snow has to come back again tomorrow!! Oh no!! Well I have only managed this card today as I have had to do housework and stuff as I had to work my day off yesterday to make up for the day I had off when the snow was at it's worst but I did get my Tesco shopping delivered before I went to again!! Onto the card....I bought this stamp at the SECC in October and believe it or not this is the first time I have used it and it's so cute...the pink on her dress looks a bit too pink but IRL it is more red. The stamp is of course from LOTV and coloured with copics and the Papers are Echo Park - Wintertime. I punched some stars for this card as I felt they went better with the image rather than snowflakes. Keep watching over the weekend too, to see if I make the final round of the Simply Sassy competition, I am keeping my fingers crossed...don't think I will win as there are some stunning creations but it's all fun taking part.

LOTV - sketch
ABC christmas Challenge - A for angels - 30th December
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
Crafty Catz - your choice( I have chosen challenge #60 - christmas)
Stampin' for the Weekend - christmas
Allsorts - last minute christmas
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
Stamptacular - winter scene
ABC DT Challenge - non traditional colour


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Seconds away...round 2 - Simply Sassy Competition!!

Well this isn't the best photo but I couldn't wait til Thursday when I will have daylight and my day off but I will take another then but for now here it is. I can hardly believe that I have actually made round 2 of the simply Sassy competition as there were so many beautiful entries. For our entries in round 2 over at Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy competition is to create a card to whatever you like with the chance to win a Grand Excalibur and a DT spot.

So as you know I quite like to cut out my image and I quite like layers and I also love embossing so I added all of those features. I also wanted to do some stitching which I have done but to be honest it's a bit skew whiff as my machine was not playing with me and I think it may have spoiled it but maybe not...could be an added feature...squint stitching!! I have used Basic Grey - Marjolaine papers, a couple of little flowers I received in my candy win from Lesley which I thought matched quite well and of course some glitter. I hope you like it and even if this is as far as I get in the competition, it's all just fun taking part.

CES - anything but a Christmas card
Sweet Stampin' - recipe
Sketch Staurday - sketch
Stamps R Us - anything goes


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Well hello again all you Sundae bloggers. I hope the snow isn't too bad wherever you are. We had it really bad but it seems to be disappearing now thank goodness!! The challenge this week over at Paper sundaes is "anything but a square"...that's right.

We are being sponsored the by the wonderful Meljens Designs....who have lots and lots of beautiful images online. Well I was a bit iffy about this as normally the cards I make are square or rectangle however this is what I came up with. I cut the circle using a sizzix die and then layered the papers and card onto that, the papers are from Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection. The image is Caroling snowmen from Meljens which have been coloured with copics, I added some snowflakes and glitter.

Pixie Dust Studio - let it snow
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Paper Cutz - snowflakes/snowmen
Alphabet Challenge - g for glitter
Stamp Something - digi


Friday, December 10, 2010

Some News...

Just thought I would share some news and no I'm not pregnant...OMG I'm toooo old for all that malarkey!! It has just been officially announced that I have made the DT over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. It starts in January and is for a 6 month period...I'm so looking forward to being part of team Carrie and working with everyone there.


A Christmas angel...

Hi all...I hope you are safe and cosy in this weather. I think the worst of it has passed but there is more snow forecast for next week. First I have to apologise to Sue cos I said I would take some photos of the park along the way a bit...sorry Sue but the snow is still too deep to wade through and now it has gone a bit icy but it's also starting to come off the trees but if it returns next week then I will try again. Let me see what dramas have I had this week...well my wellies burst so I had no other option that to put my hubby's old boots on...they were so cosy...pity I looked a bit like Crusty the clown but who cares at least my feet were dry but they have given me some blisters around my ankles as they were rubbing cos they were tooooo big!! Next drama and please do not laugh....Tuesday night I spotted a giant icicle hanging so I thought I would get was begging me so out I went with the shovel but as I am a small person I couldn't quite reach so I had a brainwave...I stood on a little snow hill and jumped up to attack it with the shovel....the kind of move you would make if you were shooting a basketball into a net... well what a shot,I hit it and it hit me back...right on the nose and it burst my nose and I have a bruise. I couldn't believe how fast it came down as I thought I would see it crack and then fall but no...I wasn't even standing directly under beware of giant icicles!!
Onto the card...I have used papers from Bo Bunny - Midnight Frost collection, I embossed a panel with the same patterned paper,the image is from Sugar Nellie and coloured with copics, I punched the snowflakes, the message is from a CC Designs sentiments set and I added some stickles glitter.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/snowflakes
Stamptacular - blue christmas
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
A Spoon Full of sugar - christmas
Papertake Weekly - red and green must not be seen
Simon Says Stamp - christmas but no red/green
Delightful Sketches - embossing
Magical Monday - wings
Flutterby Wednesday - fairy/angel
Papert cutz - snowflakes/snowmen
Dutch Dare - christmas
Glitterbabes - christmas but no red/green


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Gift It with Paper Sundaes

Welcome all my Sundae bloggers and once again my scheduled post!! As I am typing this I am not sure if I will be at work on sundae...that all depends on the weather so best to schedule it. The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is to make something you will be sending as a gift. I have made this little gift bag which I am going to send to my SIL this Christmas...of course with a gift inside. The papers I have used are from Echo Park - Wintertime....loving them just now. The image is from CC Designs which has been coloured with copics. I added glitter to give it a more shimmery look and of course a snowflake. Our sponsor this week is the fubulous Stamp & Create, they stock hundreds of stamps and accessories, so one lucky winner is in for a treat so what are you waiting for!! I have entered this in the following challenges.

Fussy & Fancy - anything but a card
Stamp Something - favourite holiday colour
All that Scraps - snowflakes
Creative Card Crew - gift box
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - anything goes


Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy birthday

I made this card for the competition over at Sugar Nellie....all you need to do is make any card with a Simply Sassy stamp, no patterned papers, only white. I have coloured my image with copics and added a bit of shading with pencils.

Sugar Nellie - wow
Fab 'n' Funky - birthday
Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes


3 cards in 1 post....

Well what is this snow like...I spent nearly all day yesterday clearing I felt like I had been in the ring with Mike Tyson...I am all sore and achy!! Anyway I had kind of started these yesterday but finished them today. The first card I thought would be fun to do....I have no idea where I got the sentiment stamp, the papers are Colourful Christmas from MME, I added some snowflakes and glitter.....easy peasy. I have entered this card in the following challenges.

charisma - sketch
The Creative Cottage - non traditional colours
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes

The second card I have made using Midnight Frost papers from Bo Bunny...they are really beautiful IRL. The image is from CC Designs which I coloured with copics and to give Emma's apron a see through look, I stamped it again onto vellum and layered it under the ribbon. I punched some snowflakes with the Martha Stewart snowflake punches and added some glitter. This card has been entered in the following challenges.

Cupcake - light it up
Papertake Weekly - sketch
ABC christmas Challenge - Y - Yuletide
Cute Card Thursday - The blues
Paper cutz - 2 papers
Paperplay - monochrome

Oh...this took me a few attempts at colouring this image as I wasn't happy with it. Originally I wanted to do blue and pink but it didn't look right, then I tried blue and red and that didn't look right either so I finally settled for this....I am much happier with this one. The image is Siku and Shiya from Mo Manning which I coloured with copics, I added white glitter on the furry parts of their jackets. The papers are Basic Grey Figgy which I thought looked good with the image. I am waiting on the Eskimo Kisses papers coming along with some other stuff but due to the weather not sure when they will come so decided just to go with these ones. I punched some snowflakes and added glitter. I have entered the following challenges.

Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Stampavie - snow/snowflakes
By the cute and Girly - children
DP2 - glitz & glimmer
Totally Papercrafts - xmas punches
Stamp Something - holiday colours
Stamps R Us - holidays
OSCC - christmas cuties
Stamp & Create - tis the season


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Even more snow!!

Well I am officially snowed in...can't get to buses, trains, no gritters or snow ploughs...all the schools are off again!! Now I need to try to get to a shop for I am running's some photos..the top one is the shelter part of my garden and to give you an idea of how deep it is....the fence is 4.5 feet high...the middle phot is the view from my garden and the bottom photo is the same view but 10 mins after I had taken the first one but it had started snowing again!!