Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Birthday

I have been desperate to colour in this image I downloaded from My Grafico...I think she's cute!! I coloured her with my copics and of course added a touch of glitter, layered her onto the papers which are Crate Papers, added a message and I made the flower by cutting out 6 flower shapes then I dampened them an squished each of them up into little balls, I then opened them back up and pierced a hole in the middle and attached a brad to hold them all together, then I squished in the top flower so that it looked like a bud an then just folded each of them gives it a bit of a shabby look....the flower took me longer than the card!!

Creative Card Crew - April Showers bring May flowers

t - make your own flowers

Totally Papercrafts - sketch( I made the circle a bit big(not on purpose) so you can't see the ends of the triangles..but I did follow it)

My Grafico Challenge - punch/die cut

Cute Card Thursday - make your own


A Spoonfull of sugar

I made this card for my brother in law's birthday. The papers are from KI Memories, I also used the sizzix 3D pop up birthday cake XL die for the inside...big surprise when he opens it!! I have entered this card in a Spoonfull of sugar this week.

Totally gorjuss

I made quickie this morning..I had the papers and gorjuss girl already prepared...I just wasn't sure what to do with them as this is not normal colours for me. The papers are MME and the gorjuss girl has been coloure with copics...the little birdie has bled a little, I added some glitter to finish off. I have entered it in the following challenges:

Simon Says Challenge - buttons, bows,bling

Totally gorjuss - gorjuss girl


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sugar Free Candy

Rach has fabby sugar free candy but only until 2 May so check it out here!!

A few Challenges

....this is one of my new stamps...Mandy you'll love her and I had to make this tonight. The backing papers were in my stash, I think they might be sandylion and of course Gretel is coloured with copics, and some glitter on her wings. I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - build a Sundae(3 papers, 2 cardstock and a flower)

Anyone for Anya - sketch

Charisma Cardz - girly wih flowers

Flutter by Wednesday
- wings

Paperplay - pretty pastels



I just love this image...Debs sent this LOTV rubber stamp to me....isn't it cute??....thanks Debs....chek out her blog here. The backing papers I had in my stash...I thinks it's from Doodlebug, I coloured the image with my copics, I added some buttons and a little message. I have entered this card in the following hallenges:

LOTV - here omes summer(I think the colours remind me of the summer holidays)

Sophisticat Challenge - card for a child


Well hello all....I haven't posted anything for a few days as I have been in lots of dental pain..went to the dentist today and I had an infection in the roots of one of my teeth..don't know if that's the same as an it drained, cleaned and dressed and have a course of antibiotics to take before the root treatment starts...but I am pain free...woo hoo!!
I didn't have any challenges in mind when I made this card for my SIL..she likes plain but it fits in to the Fab 'n' funky challenge this week. I stamped onto a piece of card and then I also stamped onto a piece of vellum to that the dresses had a floaty look to them, then I layered the image and finished it with some beads...just a tiny bit of green pen used on the leaves.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

quick candy

Well...that's me finished work at 7.30pm then went to Tesco, came home had my tea and watched Over the Rainbow...had a quick tidy up too cos hubby can' tidy up..if it's not obstructing his view of the TV then he doesn't see it needs done..anyway on to my little candy thingy....the random thing picked you......................................................................................................................................................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-04-25 20:55:10 UTC

that's you Mandy...congrats!!

Have a look on Funky Kits and let me know which stamp you would like and I will order it along with my stuff on normally comes the next if I get it on Wednesday you should get it Thursday or Friday so email me at with your stamp an's exciting!!

fi x

Saturday, April 24, 2010

quick candy

Just a wee reminder to add your name to Mr Linky to the post below if you want to be included in my little quick candy offer this weekend.


Friday, April 23, 2010


My order from Funky Kits came today...woo hoo. I have been busy but I needed to use at least one of my new stamps and this is what I made. I needed to make a card for friend's daughter as her birhday is on Monday. The stamp is one of the new ones at Funky Kits and coloured with copics an then I added some glitter, the backing papers are from Bo finish off I added a couple of little flowers which I am liking at the moment...the new sizzix die from Tim Holtz....I have entered this in the challenges below but before you see which challenges I thought I would have a bit fun this weekend....Debs did his a couple of weeks ago and she sent me a beautiful LOTV stamp which I haven't use yet but I will be soon cos I have plans for as I am working this weekend I needed some fun...and if I get the linky thing to work but if it doesn't work just leave a comment on this post and on Sunday night when I come home from work I will pick somebody at random who can choose one stamp from the Funky Kits website as I will be placing another order on the lucky winner can let me know which stamp they would like and I will order it along with mine and then post it to does that sound??

A Spoonfull of Sugar - birthday

C.R.A.F.T. Chalenge
- Pink & brown

Crafty Creations - distressing

Friday Sketchers - sketch


Charity Challenge In Memory Of Emma's Dad..

Emma's Dad died last September following an accident at his memory her family are raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. Paula from Pollycraft has drawn a special edition digi in memory of Emma's he is ..."Ronnie Relaxing".

''Ronnie'' is available to buy for only £1.50 directly from Emma and also from the Pollycraft shop. ALL proceeds from the sales will go to the YAA.

To get your image click the "Just Giving" widget on the top right side of Emma's sidebar..use her page to pay the £1.50 with credit/debit card or Paypal, drop her an email at an your imagewill be mailed to you asap. This is the best way as the charity will get the full amount plus gift aid, no fees.

This is the card I have made using Ronnie...the backing papers are MME and have enteed it in the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Totally Papercrafts - recipe

Crafty Emma - charity challenge



Hi all....I have a couple of late posts cos I was at the dentist. I thought this was a cute little image which I coloured with copics...added a bit of glitter to her wings. The backing papers are Crate Papers, I added some stitching which I'm not very good at...I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - things with wings

Papertake - sketch

All that Scraps - sewing

Anyone for Anya - sweet as sugar


Ahoy mateys!!

Well this is my last week as Guest Designer for Stampin' for the Weekend. I have loved being involved in the last 2 thanks Kimmi for asking was a pleasure. This week we have 2 sponsors..woo hoo..firstly Michelle Perkett is offering 12 cards and 1 stamp from her store - - pop over to her website and see what images she has on offer - beautiful!! Secondly Tracy from Spesch Designer Stamps is also offering a couple of digital images from her store - are adorable...a must have!! On to the theme this week - "Getting to know You" - which is to be based on your favourite book...I have based my easel card on Treasure Island....The backing papers and stickers I have had in my stash for ages but I have never use them cos they are so nice and I didn't want to cut them up..well now I have...the treasure map stamp is from whipper Snapper, the pirate, anchor and message were downloaded from Pollyraft..coloured with copics, the transparent stickers on the front were mounted onto card and cut out and stuck on with sticky fixers to give a 3D effect and then I added some Suze Weinberg's beadazzles to make it look like some spilt treasure.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - distressing

Fab 'n' funky - Get it all out

Sweet Stampin - in stitches

Allsorts - in stitches


Thursday, April 22, 2010

A few Challenges

I couldn't make up my mind what to do today...I think I'm still tired from my long shift at work and the fact I was looking at complicated sick pay spreadsheets for 4 days...exciting stuff!! Anyway in the long run I decided to make this card while I'm waiting on my new stamps to come..and my Stampin Up stuff..woo hoo. The backing papers are Crate Papers which I am loving at the minute..need to buy more...the stamp is from PSX which was one of the very first stamps I bought to make my dad a card with cos he likes gardening...and it's a lovely image to colour and I coloured this one with Holly's Promarkers...she's at school so she won't know (hee hee), I added a Prima flower and a little message to finish off....believe it or not there is no glitter on this card!!. I have entered in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - no people

Passion for Promarkers
- in the garden

Kaboodle Doodles - embossing

Creative Card Crew - happy birthday

- sketch

Lexi's Creations - 3-2-1(3 papers, 2 embellies an 1 image - not sure if my message counts as an embellie - thought I woud post it anyway - if it's not eligible then that's ok)


Friday, April 16, 2010


Need to do some housework today but before I get started I thought I would make a quick card..well it's actually taken me ages!! the backing papers are various scraps I had but the dark card is Diamond dust card which was one of the very first papers/card I ever bought but I haven't used can't really see the efffect but is a bluey purple and it looks like it has diamonds though it. The image I downloaded from The Greeting Farm and coloured with my copics...I tried to give her dress a kind of tyed dye look. I added some gems and some stars to make it a bit more fantasy like.

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Sir Stampalot Challenge - fantasy

Flutter by Wednesday
- fairy

Anyone for Anya - shapes(3 rectangles, 2 squares and 1 mini rounded oblong(message))

Stamp Something - layers


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweet Pixie

What another lovely day...hopefully the lava cloud won't come down and bother those asthma sufferers...Michael's only out of hospital a couple of weeks ago after a bad asthma attack so the last thing he needs is another. On to todays card.... I have used Crate Paper and the lovely Leisel....I downloaded the fence as a freebie from Pollycraft. I have distressed the paper at the edges, I also embossed it and then sanded it down...very messy. I also distressed the scallop circle after cutting it...I don't have a die this shape so I just use the SU slit punch and go round the cirlce making the scallop shape. I have coloured the sweet little pixie with my copics added some glitter and a couple of flowers with button centres. I left this card without a message so it could be used for all sorts of occasions.

Paper Sundaes - make a scene

All that Scraps
- distressing

The Pixie Cottage - sketch and buttons

Pixie Dust Studio - green

Cute Card Thursday
- Touchy feely


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cutie Pie

I couldn't make my mind up what to make today...I have waste so much time just doing bits and bobs with the cards but nothing at the end...anyway I have came up with this card which fits a few challenges. The papers are all scraps I have had in my stash, the image I stamped and coloured with copics.

Sweet stampin
- colour combo(kraft, bashful blue, not quite navy)

Papertake weekly - cutie pie

Die cuts R Us - sketch

Little red wagon - dry embossing

Copic Colour challenge - B93, E47, Y23


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

The sun is trying to come out so before it does I thought I woudl make a quick card...not sure about it though. The theme for Die dut Dreams was Vintage or no colouring..not sure about Vintage but it hasn't been coloured, so if it doesn't meet the challenge then it's ok I thought I would post it anyway. I also tried to add the pleated ribbon which took me ages as this is something I've never tried before but I've seeen it on lots of cards an is really effective....this was very challenging!! I entered this card in the following challenges:

Die cut Dreams - Vintage/no colouring

Paper cutz - 3 papers

Crafty Cardmakers - challenging challenge

Pile it on - no image/say it with words


Monday, April 12, 2010


It's another lovely day here and time for another card. The backing papers are Crate Papers, I embossed the pink circle with a sizzix embossing folder,the image has been coloured with my copics and finished off with some flowers, message and beads. This fits into a few challenges today.

Stamptacular - spots and dots

Anyone For Anya - shapes(3 rectangles, 2 circles and 1 square)

Pixie Dust Studio - things with wings

The Pixie Cottage - sketch and embossing

- Pink/brown and green


Sunday, April 11, 2010


What a beautiful Sunday my washing out so time for a card!! The backing papers are Crate Papers, Heidi has been coloure with my copics, I embossed a piece of the DP and then sanded the top layer to give it a distressed look and I added some grass which was a strip from Doodlebug and I coloured it to match the papers. This card is for a few challenges today.

Totally gorjuss - texture

Crazy 4 Challenges - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons/brads, 3 punches

Totally Papercrafts - distressing

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - for a child


Upcoming Sponsor Celebration and Blog Hop!

To coincide with the thirteenth challenge, Paper Sundaes is having a celebration to feature their sensational sponsor calendar - packed full for 2010! They want to thank all of their sponsors, followers, challenge participants, and visitors to Paper Sundaes, by giving us the chance to win a little prize!

They are providing one of the new hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps from their spring release. If you are not familiar with hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps, they are adorable but elusive. Girl with a letter as seen in the blog hop blinkie will be awarded to one lucky winner!

Lucky Seven:
Each individual will have a maximum of 7 chances to win. Please read the following instructions carefully!

You can earn entries in ANY or ALL of the following seven ways.
1. Become a follower - or just let them know if you already are!
2. Add the blog hop blinkie to your sidebar by April 20th and leave it up until the end of the blog hop on April 30th.
3. Post about the sponsor celebration, blog hop and prize in the main part of your blog.
4. Participate in Challenge #13 (April 11-17)
5. Participate in Challenge #14 (April 18-24)
6. Participate in Challenge #15 (until end of blog party, April 30th)
7. Participate in the blog hop from April 24th to April 30 following the instructions posted on the Paper Sundaes on the 17th April

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweet Nora

I'm ot sure if I like the combinations of this paper...but I do like the paper but maybe not all of it together. The backing papers are Crate Paper, the image is from All That Scraps and coloured with copics and finished with a metal message charm..this fits the following challenges.

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Totally Papercrafts
- distressing

DU2D - metal

Anyone For Anya - anything goes

Copic Colour Challenge - Apricot, Duck Egg, Copper(I used 1 shade lighter than E18)


Friday, April 09, 2010

Thanks Linds!!

Well...I am so pleased to have been given this award from the lovely Lindsay who has a fabby blog. I have to pass this on so I am giving this award to the following people although I wish I could send it to everybody:

Lindsay - I'm sending this back to Linds as she was very generous to sen it to me an I love her stories.

Bev - my friend who gave me instructions on all the setting up of blogland

Faye - has a wonderful blog, cards and stories...and always has the time to leave me lovely comments

Susie & Vikki - for both of you...I got my first Top 3 from Vikki...woo hoo!!

Kimmi - for giving me the chance to be on her GDT - she has a fab blog and is so brave

Mandy - has a fab blog, cards and leaves me lovely comments

Debs - has a fab blog and cards and leaves me lovely comments

Sue - has a fab blog and cards and leaves me lovely comments


Well I didn't get planned what I thought I would today as I decide to clean out Spike's cage and give him a takes ages to do it properly and Michael wanted to go away with his pals so as usual mother gets left with the good jobs but more cards tomorrow as I am holiday from work..woohoo!!

Oh and here's a wee picture of Spike...he's a wee cutie and a poser...he likes getting his photo taken!! LOL!!

Lola Rose

This is the first of my cards today...more to come hopefully...The backing papers are Crate Papers - Paper Doll Collection, the image is from Pink Petticoat and coloured with copics...I made the beads, the flowers and the shoes shiny wih glaze and I cut the flowers wih the sizzix shabby flowers die...and the message is from the set Be yourself - Close to my heart...I have entered this for the following challenges:

Papertake weekly - sketch

Paperplay - shiny person

Cupcake Craft Challenge - make your own flowers

Paper cutz - 3 papers

Kaboodle Doodles - digi girl


Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thank You

I thought I would try something a bit different for this challenge...I made a card similar to this one a while back and I liked it but I have jazzed this one up a bit. I used Bazzill card and cut it into strips, added some rub on stitching, cut out some tags and added the thank you rub ons and finished off with ribbon and buttons. I made this for the following challenges.

Charisma Cardz - thank you

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - buttons


The Sugar Bowl - challenge #33

woo my new Crate Papers this morning so I thought they would be perfect to compliment my little Gorjuss girl for The Sugar Bowl Challenge...I just love these stamps...hope you like it!!


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

April Showers

I thought I would quickly make a few cards tonight fo meet a few challenges today. I had the backing papers in my stash, I stamped the message which is a house mouse stamp and goes with another rainy image which I might also post, I coloured the digi image with my copics...

Pollycraft - anything goes

OLLCB - april showers

For fun challenges - April showers


Thought I would have a bash at another Christmas card...cos I love Christmas Cards!! The stamp is from Whipper snapper and the backing papers are from Carolees Creations which I have had for ages but have been neglected!! This fits to a few challenges.

Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge - reindeer

Charisma Cardz - animal

Crazy 4 Challenges - Kraft card

Monday, April 05, 2010

Fantastic Blog Candy

Have a look on Kellie's blog..she has this fantastic candy on offer for reaching 100,000!! This is gorgeous!!

Friday, April 02, 2010


Just noticed the spelling mistakes - my keyboard keeps fixed!! What a lovely spring day to make a spring card. The backing papers are scraps I had left over and I'm not sure which make - possibly MME, the other paper is from Sandylion, the flowers I cut from the same scraps, the message was also in my stash along with the ribbon but I downloaded both images from All That Scraps and coloured with copics. This met a few challenges today - hope you like it!!

Anyone for Anya - sketch

Fab n Funky
- spring

Sassy Designs by Susie - spring

All that Scraps Wednesday Challenge - spring

Totally Papercrafts - digi image

Ribbons and Bows - GDT

Well when Kimmi asked me to be Guest Designer for the month of April for Stampin' for the weekend…I was so excited. So this is my very first GDT challenge and I can’t wait to share this with you all...This weeks sponsor is Heidi from Simon Says Stamp who is offering the lucky winner a $25 voucher to use in the store…you should pop over to see what is on offer in the Simon Says Stamp Store…thousands of products including rubber stamps, fab flowers, card, eyelets, ribbons to mention but a few…you will be spoilt for choice….so onto this weeks challenge….the challenge for this week is ribbon and bows .....but if you feel adventurous then you should include the following recipe - 3 papers, 3 embellishments and 1 charm and of course a stamped image....this challenge will run for 3 weeks so good luck. For my card I have used backing papers are from Crate Paper - Paper Doll Collection, the flowers and button is from Doodlebug, the charmed message is Making Memories, the ribbon is Bo Bunny and I had the shoe charm in my stash...I thought it went well with he shoe image which is from The Artful Stamper...hope you like it.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Purple and Turquoise

Hi..I made this card for a few challenges. The backing papers were in my stash, which I have had for ages but I'm not sure what make they are. The gorjuss girl has been coloured with copics and the flowers are new...hope you like!!

Sketch & Stash
- sketch

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge - Purple and turquoise

Incy Wincy Designs - stitching

Crafty Creations - anything goes