Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday girl....

Another one I have had ready to go...I made this card at my class on Wednesday...not sure if her dress matches the card tough!! The papers are from MME - Stella Rose collection. The stamp is of course Stardust from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with promarkers. The flowers have been cut with my MFT flowe die-namic die. I added pearls to the centres of the flowers with a pearl pen and the finished with some twine and a message.

The sugar Bowl
- sketch and optional pink(forgot about that)
CES - die cuts


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hello my Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post!! Did you remember to switch the clocks back one hour??
This week the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is inspiration from the photo below.

Isn't it pretty...fab colours!!

Our sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking & More who are offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate.

For my card I used papers that were in my stash...think they are Papermania. The ribbon was from the same set. I punched the flowers with my die-namics flower die and added a pearl pen to the centres. The image is a new one I won in Bev's's so pretty...thanks Bev!! I couloured this little lady with copics( which you can buy at Michelle's) and added some glamour dust. I have entered the following challenges.

Paper Cutz - 3 papers

Friday Sketchers - sketch

LOTV - punch it

A Spoon Full of Sugar - ribbon,pearls/rhinestones, flowers

Lexi's Creations - ribbons but no bows/knots

Fi x

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Whatever the weather....

Good morning my fellow bloggers and my scheduled post. I am working today but I had to post this on Thursday using Michael's laptop cos my pc is broke....sshhh don't tell him!! I have deleted all evidence now so he won't know. I am hoping that my pc will be back in working order soon!! This week challenge over at Sweet Stampin is "weather related".

We have 2 sponsors this week....first off is Whimsie Doodles.

and Digi's with Attitude.

who are both offering a $10 gift certificate for their online store.

I have used a stamp from Little Claire's...thought this was just perfect....thanks Hazel for letting me borrow it! Pop over and see what the rest of the team have been up to.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Just a quickie tonight...

Well my pc is still hoo but Michael is away camping so I am getting to use his laptop for the full night...woo hoo!!

I thought I would let you know...I won an award at work last week and got to choose vouchers for almost anywhere. So I have a couple of awards previously and got a digital camera and gave that to Michael and then I git an ipod and gave to Holly so this time I thought I would keep it for myself so guess what I bought.....I have tested it and it's sooooooo fab!! Yes...I bought a new sewing machine not a little dinky one but a big one. My current sewing machine has finally died, it was very temperamental, sometimes worked and sometimes didn't and just when you get to the end of the stitching it would chew up everything...anyway it lasted well as I got that one in 1982. My next card will have pretty stitching on it although my 2 DT cards for this weekend are already scheduled so you won't see it them but the very next one so watch this space.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's all about embossing at Paper Sundaes

Hi folks and welcome to another challenge over at Paper Sundaes. This week our challenge is of my favourite things is my embossing folders although I don't have enough of them.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp who are offering a gift certificate to one lucky winner picked at random. so what are you waiting for. Pop over and see what the other sundae girls have made.

For my card I have used papers from MME - Stella rose collection. I have used CC Designs - Honey August and coloured her with copics. I cut out 3 balloons with acuttlebug die and added some pearls. I have entered the challenges below.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - sketch
Bunny Zoe - birthday and pearls
Cupcake - Up in the air(if this doesn't qualify then just delete me!!)
Kaboodle Doodle - birthday
Copic Creations - blues
Papertake Weekly - triple tastic(3 balloons/3 pearls)
Simon Says Stamp - birthday
Stampin royalty - embossing
Paperplay - embossing
All That Scraps - birthday
Charisma Cardz - to die for
Little Miss Muffet - brads, gems or pearls
Sarah Hurley - embossing
Anyone for Anya - birthday


Happy Mother's Day

Hi all and welcome to the first of my Sunday posts. I will be deep in work when you read this but hopefully I won't be toooooo busy!! This weeks challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges is "Mother's Day". Here in the UK Mother's Day is 3rd April..think it's later in the perfect time to get those cards made.

Our sponsor this week is Digi's with Attitude who giving one lucky winner the choice of a couple digi images from their store.

For my card I have used Crate Papers - Pink Plum collection. The stamp is from LOTV which I have coloured with copicsa nd then added some glitter. The flowers I made with my sizzix 3D die. I have entered the challenges below.

LOTV - sketch
Crafty Creations - mother's day
Creative Craft World - mother's day
Stampin for the Weekend - mother's day
Crafty Catz - mother's day
Paper Cutz - anything goes
The Stamp Man - mother's day/floral
Craft Your Days Away - mother's day


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oh PC is broken!!

Hi all just to let you know my PC ain't working and won't be able to take it to the PC man til next weekend. It was a fight to borrow a laptop for a wee while. I have my post scheduled for tomorrow thankfully.....I have not long had it fixed and now it's broken hoo!! It feels like my right arm has been chopped off!!

Anyway I'm off to do some commenting before my time is up!!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring is in the air.....

everywhere I look how many of you know that one???

Well I have not had much time to do anything on my days off this week. Housework yesterday...boring and then I had a funeral this morning but then went for lunch with Lou and then more housework this afternoon...thought I would wash everything in sight since it was nice and I was able to hang the washing outside today and even's all dry!!

So a quickie before I head to Tesco...the papers are from the nitwits collections and the image is from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics and then did a bit shading with my pencils. The flowers have been cut with a MFT flower die-namic die with some pearls added to the centres. Ichalked the clouds onto the oval and some little birds and layered it onto the scallop oval...which I cut by hand with my little Stampin Up slit punch. I have entered the following challenges.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/spring
Saturday Challenge - flowers and female
OSAAT - glitter/gems
Crafty Calendar - spring
Stamp & Create - spring
Whoopsi Daisy - flowers
The Creative Cottage - spring
Stampavie - spring
Raise the Bar - spring
The Crafty Purple Frog - green
Woodware - spring
Wags 'n' Whiskers - spring


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

< Hello all you Sundae bloggers and another Sundae over at Paper sundaes. The challenge this week is "keep it simple" easy peasy is that?? So what are you waiting for get on over there and check out what the rest of the girls have made.

Our sponsor this week is My Favourite Things....oh some lucky person is going to get a gift certificate to spend in their fab online store.

For my card I have used Papers from Echo Park - A Walk in the Park collection, the image is "My Balloon" from the Pure Innocence range at My Favourite Things and I coloured her with copics. The flowers have been cut with the MFT flower die-namics die...ooh I love it!! I added some glossy accents to the flower and pearls to the centres of the flowers. I have entered the challenges below.

The Pixie Cottage - sketch
Top tip tuesday - birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - girly
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - birthday


Saturday, March 12, 2011

well what can I say...

I have been doodling away at this image since last week and this is actually my 4th attempt at colouring her's not too good. I did try to follow Debbi's tutorial but I was kind of rubbish so more practice needed!! By the time I finished the colouring, I couldn't really be bothered so for me a plainish card although I did find the following challenges to enter.

Cupcake Craft challenge - pink polka dots
Simply Create - monochromatic
Craft your passion - anything goes
Stamping Vacation - monochromatic pink
stamping bazaar - monochromatic


Sweet Stampin' DT card

Good morning Sweet Stampers and another challenge over at Sweet Stampin'. First of's been heavy snowing here again and still is...I can't believe's a whiteout!! Although we complain about the snow, we have to think of all the unfortunate people in for any of you with friends and family over ther I hope they are safe!! This weeks challenge is a card or project based on your favourite film/movie. I was kind of stumped with what to do but eventually I decided on the above ...can you guess what it is?? That's right it's Titanic. I did see a similar card on another blog a few months back but I can't find it now... Everything I have used is all bits and bobs I had in my stash so I am unsure what manufacturer any of the bits are from other than the's Bazill.

Our sponsor this week is Fairy Dust Crafts and we also have our monthly sponsor Pollycraft!! Check out what the other DT members have made...awesome!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Birthday wishes...

I've been diddling away at this card off and on all day in between housework etc.. This stamp was one of my buys at the SECC which is from LOTV and I have coloured her with copics. The papers are from MME Stella Rose collection. The flowers are cut using a die-namics die from My Favourite Things which I have to say I am loving as it's just so simple. I had to add some glitter to this image. I have entered the following challenges.

Fussy and Fancy - sketch
Dutch Dare - photo
The Crafty Purple Frog - fly away with us
LOTV - flowers
ABC - pearls
Cute Card Thursday - birthday
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
ABC DT Challenge - happy birthday


Sunday, March 06, 2011

Starlight, starbright...

Just a quickie before bed....Holly asked me to make a card for her to give to one of her friends with something cute on here it is. The stamp is one of the first stamps I ordered online many moons's called Starlight, Starbright from Stamps Happen, coloured with copics. The papers are from the Nitwits Collection that I have only just discovered...check them out here!! The flowers have been cut with my new flower die from My Favourite Things...hope you likey!!

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Fab 'n' Funky - spring
Cute Card Thursday - spring
Sir Stampalot - spring
By the Cute and Girly - spring
Papertake Weekly - anything goes but with something old(stamp)


Stripes, stripes and stripes....

This is the second of my scheduled we have another Sundae over at Paper Sundaes and this weeks challenges is "stripes" we must be able to see some stripes on your project.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Tiddly Inks....they have tons and tons of gorgeous digi images.

I have used "Pinky Pudding" from Tiddly Inks and coloured her with copics...these images are just fab to work with. The papers are MME - Colourful Christmas....I love thes papers, they are so bright and colourful and go with pretty much everything. I punched 3 snowflakes with Martha Stewart snowflake punches and finished with some gems and glitter...

Lothian Crafts - bright colours
Tiddly Inks - colour me
Pixie dust Studio - polka dots
ABC Christmas Challenge - embellish
Christmas Stampin all year round - bling
Winter Wonderland - snowflakes
Stamp Something - digi
Christmas cards all year round - 3's(snowflakes)


New beginnings at Dream Valley Challenges

It's time for another challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges. We had such a fabulous turn out for challenge 1 so keep it up girlies as we have lots of fab challenges and sponsors coming up. The theme this week is "New Beginnings" so whether it's a new baby, new job, new house or a's up to you as long as it fits a new beginning. Pop over and see what the rest of the DT have created....

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and as it's the beginning of the month we also have our monthly sponsor One Stop Card Crafts.

My card this week is quite plain. I embossed sections of the card and layered it onto black card, the image is Mr & Mrs from LOTV which has been gently coloured with copics, I added lace and ribbon although you can hardly see the lace, I also added a couple of little pearls and a message. I have entered the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy - embossing
Alphabet Challenge - R for ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - pearls and lace
Craft Your Days Away - black & white
One Stop Craft Challenge - Black & white and one other
The Crafty Pad - ribbon


Saturday, March 05, 2011

Fabulous Darling....

A quickie before bed....another of my new stamps that I bought at the SECC. The papers are MME Stella Rose. The image is one of the new Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics. The flowers I cut with mt new My Favourite Things die...still haven't found the other one...added some pearls to the centres.

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Lexi's Creations - flowers
Simply Create - flowers
Alphabet Challenge - ribbon


Friday, March 04, 2011

Just a sprinkling of Star Dust....

Hi all...I haven't had much time this week to make much as I have been working extra as Lynn is still off sick but she is coming back to work on Monday...woo hoo!! This one of the new sugar Nellie stamps I bought at the SECC yesterday...isn't she fab?? I coloured her with copics and did some shading with pencils. The papers are new and they are MME - Stella Rose and they are favourite colours, blues, greens and browns and with other colours added in too. I made the rolled flower myself as my rolled flower die seems to have vanished...grrr!! I added the little happy birthday message and finished with a touch of glitter on the star dust...hope you like.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Lexi's Creations - flowers
Simply Create - flowers
Stamps R Us - for the girls
Craft your Passion - girly