Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy birthday

Hi folks..just a a delivery today...a few goodies to play with including these papers from Bo Bunny. I stamped Anya and coloured her with copics and layered her onto the card. I thought these papers were a bit different from the norm I a wee change. I quickly had to nick Michael's camera again to take the photo but it's back in it's place with the photo deleted...he'll never know!! Will nee to interrogate Holly about mine when she comes home from school....and they are now on holiday for 7 weeks....oh nnnnooooo!! Just as well I'm working and her granny will have joys of an almost teenager first thing in the morning...not a pleasant experience!!

Paper Sundaes - birthday

Allsorts - embossing

The Creative Cottage
- summer

Anyone for Anya - sketch

Delightful sketches - summer


Hang in there!!

Well it's another lovely day so I've been out in the garden but I did have time to squeeze this card in too...all was going well until I went to take the picture. Now I remember Holly asking me if she could use my camera to which I said no cos she can take photos on her phone but low and behold my camera ain't working..something to do with the formatting so she has had her hands on it when I have been at I had to nick Michaels camera to take this picture and then delete all evidence of me using it and being in his room and touching his stuff!! The image is from High hopes and coloured with copics, and the papers are Kaisercraft which I thought went well with the image. So I have entered this in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Sweet Stampin' - brown, blue and green

A Spoon full of Sugar - animal crackers

Papertake - in stitches

Simon Says Stamp - check it out(small checks on mine)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wishes for Bella....

If you got here from Maria's blog then you are on the right track........if you have just stumbled across my blog then please take part in this hop by starting at the beginning which is at.... Denise's blog.
If you get lost along the way, I will have the hop list at the bottom of this post.

This is the 2nd blog hop for Wishes for Bella, there will be another 2, one next Tuesday 6th July and the final one on 13th July.

There are a couple of reasons for this blog hop:

Firstly,to share the story of strength & courage of an 8 yr old girl and to ask you to help her and her family in any way you can.

This is Bella.........

You can read Bella's story here.

Bella came down with a near fatal illness on Easter Sunday 2010. She fought hard for 5 days and the near fatal infection caused extensive tissue damage, she had to undergo quadruple amputation surgery..................changing Bella forever.

When you have kids of your own then you can really understand how much heartache Bella and her family are going through.

Seconly,send some love to her by sending her a card. A nice homemade card along the lines of 'thinking of you'. Your card does not have to be a new one, but you should be able to send it!
All cards should be sent to:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry, NH
03053 USA

This is the card I have sent to Bella...hope she likes it.

Please continue to hop along your way to the next stop which is

And here is the complete list, should you get lost along the way.

Follow the hop to the end, leaving some love on each blog then Erin has candy to give away too.

AND AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH..............THERE IS A GRAND PRIZE CANDY PACK TOO!! (to be drawn July 20 after the 4th & final hop)
including various goodies from:
Whimsy Stamps
Simon Says
Lindsay's Stamp stuff
Paper Jewels
Soft Pencil
Quixotic Paperie
Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Digital Delights
Sunshine & Giggles
La La Land
Chrissy Armstrong
The Stamping Boutique
Digital images by Edith

Tobe entered in the GRAND PRIZE you will have to link up your cards for Bella here.
This allows Erin to keep track of how many cards Bella should be receiving...from all over the world!!
The more cards you make for Bella, the more chances you have to win the GRAND PRIZE which will be drawn on 20 July. If you make 4 cards then link them separately for 4 chances to win.

Please take part in this blog hop to let Bella know we are all thinking of her.

So please be sure to leave a comment and in addition if you want the chance to win my candy then leave your name on Mr Linky could win this fab Gorjuss Girls Topper set.

The winner of my candy will be announced here on Monday before the next hop, it will also be announced on Erin's blog.

Good Luck with the hop.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Just for the Boys!!

Eventually I finished this card...this is the 3rd attempt..first one was too big for the card, the second one was a bit naff...Helen at work asked me to make her a card to give to her boyfriend...mwah mwah ...ooh they're so sweet!! I have made this quite plain all grey, blacks and white which was the requirements Helen gave so it fits a few challenges. I coloured the image with copics and added some white coarse glitter to give the beer a frothy look and layered it onto grey card and patterned paper which I had in my stash...finished with some stars which I cut with the sizzix...oops nearly forgot...

It's an easel here's the inside too...

Paper cutz - stars

Totally Papercrafts - easel card for the boys

Charisma cardz - one for the boys

Craftalicious - monotone

Friday Sketchers
- sketch


Little Panda...

Thought I would post this quickie card I made this afternoon...sometimes less is more as they say. Not much to say about this....I downloaded the image from Tiddly Inks and coloured the bow and the bug with copics, stamped the baby message and added some ribbon...

Sweet Stampin Challenge - clean & simple..just made it in time I think

Stamptacular - cute as a bug


Winner!! >>>> it's you!!

Just to let you know I have picked a winner fo the nesties......remember I have use one of them and it does have some ink on it but it won't affect it being use again...other than that brand new!!

I use the random thingy to pick an counte own the number of

It's you......

True Random Number Generator 18

Debs...well your address details hopefully by the end of today so I can pop it in the post today as I will be working from tomorrow til Tuesday but if we miss the post today then it will be Wednesday when I can post it to you.


Who wants these.....

A Quick reminder...I will picking someone tomorrow so that I can get them in the post before I am back at work at the add a comment if you want to be considered.

Well who wants hubby picked these to put in with my birthday pressie last month but they are not for me...I like the nesties but these are too big....I have used one which has a touch of copic ink when I was trying out the spray gun with them. The set is like new but these aren't the size I need. Hubby went to a craft shop and said he wanted to buy something for me...he told the woman that I like to cut out and this is what she recommended....but don't tell him as I will get the set I want and he'll think it's the same ones...hee hee!!

If you can put them to good use then leave a comment an I will pick somebody at the end of the week.


Thursday, June 24, 2010


I received this decoupage kit from Ger at Cullen Crafts the other day and I have never tried proper decoupage although I do like to cut out elements from stamped images and 3d them so I as esperate to try these out cos they are gorjuss. I hope this is ok to enter at The sugar bowl although it's not a sugar Nellie stamp it's from the gorjuss girl's ok if it doesn't qualify I still wanted to show it anyway. The backing papers are also from the gorjuss's all gorjuss exept for the scallop ribbon and to finish off I aed some faux stitching/doodling around the edge.

The sugar Bowl
- sketch/girly

Totally Gorjuss - sugar & spice



Hello all...I haven't had much time to blog this week as I needed work extra this week as I couldn't get my mail merge to work and the letters needed to go out yesterday...nightmare!! Anyway on to to hopefully the first of today's papers...woo hoo from Imaginsce which I thought matched perfectly with Pearl. I coloured her with copics and layered her onto an embossed swirl patterned card, I added glitter to make look like Pearl was swimming through the swirling seaweed, also added pearls and of course paper flowers which were cut with the sizzix 3d flower it....I am sending this card to a special little can read my post on Tuesday all about her and I hope you will join in.

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Stamp Something - summer

Crazy 4 challenges - paper flowers

Anyone for Anya - fabulous flowers

Delightful sketches - all about summer

Crafty Creations - we want to see you shine

The Creative Cottage - pearls & swirls


Sunday, June 20, 2010

An award for you....

Well....I was at work today and I on my lunch break(cos I wouldn't do it any other time) I was having a look around the blogging world and the wonderful Fleur has sent this cute award. I was so chuffed that she felt I deserved an award so I am now going to pass it there's lots of you out there who I can send this to cos you all deserve it leaving me lovely comments and I get lots of inspiration from you all so feel free and help yourself but I specially want to give it to the following blogging are my top 10 commentors this week!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's a Wedding....

This is a quick post before bed...I made this card for one of my friends at work who is heading off to the USA tomorrow to her nephew's wedding and she wanted something scottish on it. I had the little thistles and heather in my stash, bought some new Pride of Scotland ribbon...couldn't get any Scottish rugby tartan ribbon which I did manage to get before and it goes well with the thistles but I think this one is good too. I embossed the front panels on the card and layered the panel with the thistles on top...the inside was personalised with the names and the date...hope you like...

I have entered this card in the following challenges....

One Stitch at a time - celebrations(just made it in time!!)

The Secret crafter Saturday Challenge - Weddings

By the Cute and girly - weddings

Whoopsi Daisy - ribbon and bows


Friday, June 18, 2010

Uptown Angel

Well...not sure about this's the card itself....I love the image although I have messed her trainers up..which I left til last to colour and it took ages and I didn't have time to start again so hopefully you will think it's ok. The papers and card I had in my stash, I downloaded the image from here....lots of cool ones!! I have entered the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - sketch

Bunny Zoe - nice and girly

Paperplay - something old(the card and ribbon)

Lexi's Creations - something old


Happy Birthday

Well this wasn't quite the card I had in mind but my new order of papers has not came yet and I expected it to be here on Tuesday so looks like it's gone AWOL but wanted to enter a couple of challenges that end tomorrow so here goes. The papers I had in my stash..they may be Crate Papers, the image is from the Greeting farm which has been coloured with copics an I added some doodled lines around the edges and that's it....pretty plain.

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Sweet Stampin challenge - doodling

Totally Gorjuss - one for the boys

Anyone for Anya - only men allowed

Donna's Den - Happy Birthday


Thursday, June 17, 2010


Weel I couldn't make up my mind whether to sit outside in the sunshine or to do some cards....well I have done a bit of both...outside for a wee while and then inside to do a bit to this. The papers I have had in my stash for ages and the image I downloaded from Pollycraft and coloured with copics. I stamped the image and then distressed all around the edges with brown ink to give it an old look and then added some highlights which I wish I hadn't now cos I think it looked better before. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & stamp - sketch

Papertake Weekly - ice cream colours(chocolate and vanilla)

Simon Says stamp - Pirate

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wild thing...

Well this is just a wee quickie hubby informed me giraffes are not black which I know..doh!! I had to make them black to match the it's night time!! I also didn't have a tiger or cheetah stamp so that's why there's a giraffe!! All of the paper and card I had in my stash and the stamp I have had for a long time which I inked up with black ink...I did try to fit it into one of the new nesties I have...not used either cos they are too big!! I also embossed a piece of card in one of the animal print embossing folders.I have entered this in the following challenges: oh and no flowers or glitter on this one...can you believe that??

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Totally Papercrafts - Animal Magic

Crafty Catz - embossing

Stamp Something - Happy Something

Charisma Cardz - spots and stripes( thought this was a different take on spots and stripes)


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello You

Phew...eventually finished....I have been working on this most of the day and now that it's later in the day not sure if the colour is ok on the camera...might need to do some more pictures but I have taken a few of this one. Well I had started making this card this morning but I couldn't quite decide which image to use as I wanted to enter it in a few challenges...I hope I have met the requirements on each of them....well anyway as I was saying...couldn't decide what image, then the postie came and I found a little package for me...I thought I haven't ordered anything else...yet so what could it good friend Lyndsey sent me this Mo Manning stamp for my birthday...thanks so much Linds..mwah...isn't she kind?? Check her new vamped blog out here. I have used Crate Papers - Paper doll collection..which I love and you can get them at Quixotic Paperie, I punched the oval for the message to layer onto...oh and my fav...I punched/cut the flowers from my new sizzix 3 flowers die which I bought from Sir Stampalot...all you do is roll them to the required size and fix them with glue...oh I so love them.....I coloured the image with my copics and layered it onto a scalloped circle which I made with the Stampin Up slit punch as I don't have a big scallop circle punch...but that's fine cos I have got the knack of using the slit punch to do scallops...

Now onto the inside....I also used the same Crate Paper and punched out 4 giant scallops and layered them...I added another message so that the card will prop up. I followed the sketch over at Totally Gorjuss but I didn't know how to adapt it for the inside so the sketch is for the front...did my own thing inside...hope that's ok.

Thought I would add another view..please do no look at the mess in the background....I cannot believe how much of a mess this card has caused!!

Totally Gorjuss - sketch

Cute Card Thursday
- anything but square

Quixotic - fold it

Sir Stampalot challenge - punches

DP2 - easel card


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Strawberries and Cream

well it's absolutely freezing here..I have put my heating back on for a wee the meantime I made this card primarily for the Allsorts challenge but managed to fit it to a few others. The backing papers are from October afternoon which I thought were perfect for this challenge as there is strawberries scattered on it and the background is cream so hey! and I coloured the image with my copics and then finished off with some buttons and ribbon.

Allsorts challenge - strawberries and cream

Simon says stamp Challenge - 3 embellishments, 2 papers an 1 image(I only used 2 papers but 1 is double sided...not sure if that counts...if not then that's ok thought I would post it anyway)

All that scraps - buttons and ribbon

Truly Scrumptious - sketch


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A few Challenges

Well the postie arrived with some of my new goodies....I have use 2 of them to make this card...the giant scallop and a new flower die....oh I love it!! The papers and image I had in my stash and the image is coloured with copics, stamped the message...added some ribbon and glitter to bling it up a bit.

Pollycraft - ribbon and bling

Cupcake Craft challenge - dazzle us

Stamp Something - digi

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch


Bunny Zoe Monthly Challenge

New monthly challenge starts Monday 14th June...I have copied this from Bunny Zoe Blog.

Welcome to our new challenge blog where the Design Team and myself will be taking it in turns each month to host a challenge. Our Monthly challenge will held on the 2nd Monday every month! Our first challenge will begin next Monday, 14th June! Who can enter our challenges....? Everyone!

We need your help....
We would love you to help us spread the word and tell your friends we are here :-) Please grab the badge above or to the right of this blog to add to your sidebars. Of course there is an incentive ;-)

What I do I do to win?
Grab the badge, tell your friends that there will be a new challenge starting here on Monday and leave a link to your blog below... Simple! Everyone who follows these 3 simple steps will be entered into our draw to win a £25.00 Gift Certificate to use at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. The winner will be announced here Monday 14th June.... Challenge day!

As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge. The guest designer will be able to choose a stamp of their choice from the store to the maximum value of £10.00 to create their guest card too! Does that sound good?

So what are you waiting for.

Sweet Pea

Well...I have made this card for a few challenges today. The backing papers are Crate Papers - Brook Collection, the sweet pea has been stamped and coloured with copics. I thought I would cut part of her as I quite like doing that......I just love these stamps! I added a couple of flowers and some ribbon...Faye you will like that ribbon...very soft and fluffy.

Sketch & Stash - sketch

A Spoon full of Sugar - floral delight

Kaboodle Doodles - recipe - 3 papers, 2 embellishments an 1 image

Sweet Pea - Aqua and brown


Monday, June 07, 2010

Happy Birthday to You

Well I am on holiday all week so I WILL be having a holiday and WILL be making lots of cards...the housework will be minimal!! I got this new stamp last week and this is the first chance I have had to use's just so sweet. The papers are MME whih I have had for a wee while in my stash but I thought they were perfect for this card. The birthday message is from Stampin Up - Crazy for cupcakes set....the black circle is a bit off but never a quick glance you'll never notice.

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Paper sundaes - summer fun

Sweet Stampin challenge - boys & their toys

Cute Card Thursday - black, orange and blue


Just gorjuss!!

What a great weekend...yesterday it was Procession day here in Bathgate...lots of decorated floats, bands, flower girls, rainbow girls etc. Holly's friend was the Flower Queen...she was beautiful!! It was so hot I got burnt and I don't normally burn, Holly was ok as she was covered up cos she's so fair!! Today was fun day and the heaven's opened and the rain couldn't have came down any heavier but it didn't spoil the fun....lots of events were under cover...but the highlight for Holly was to see Stacey Solomon singing...what a treat!! I have my second wind now and a wide awake so I thought I would make this card...might have to retake the photo in daylight. The backing papers are crate Papers and the Gorjuss girl has been paper pieced which I have to say I am enjoying doing..this is the third time and it is very therapeutic, I masked off her fae and sprayed the hair with copics...thought I would try shading her hair differently and then coloured her face, I added sequin flowers to the stamped image aswell to give additional sparkle, punched the message an the flowers and also added black an white ribbon and glitter.

Charisma - flowers

Fab 'n' funky - paper piecing

Paperplay - flowers/sparkle

The Sugar Bowl - sketch and pink/black/white

Pixie Dust Studio
- punch it out

Alphabet Challenge - F for flowers

Saturday, June 05, 2010


When I saw this stamp I had to have just reminded me of my brother when he was a little boy..playing on his tarzan swing!! It's quite plain but I tried to make it look like a real rope swing....and I think I might give this card to my brother's little boy cos it looks a bit like him too!! I have entered this in the challenges below:

- sketch

Papertake weekly - fun, fun, fun

Paper Sundaes
- kraft and blue

Craftalicious - new(new stamp)


Friday, June 04, 2010

make a wish

I am having withdrawal symptoms so I needed to make this card for the challenges below. I saw the tutorial on youtube of how you make it...not sure what it's called. I had the papers and ribbon in my stash and the lovely Mandy sent me some Magnolia images.....this is the front.

This is the inside...well the first part....when the card is folded slits are made, then you feed through the white card and stamp your message on the white area....then...

Another inside is revealed and you can stamp further messages...I was well impressed when I saw this on youtube and I had to try it's like magic!!

Pollycraft - hidden message

Stampin for the weekend - summer(I have used summery colours)

Totally papercrafts - more than one fold


Birthday candy winner

Well I thought I would stay up to do this tonight so when all you crafters get up in the morning there's a wee surprise for somebody.

I am absolutley shattered tonight as I have had a busy day shopping for a new outfit forHolly to wear on Saturday to the procession and tonight we were at the fun's like a mini theme park...which is only there until Saturday and it costs a fortune....OMG I must be getting too old...I felt sick just watching...I used to love the waltzer...I think it goes twice as fast now or maybe that's because I am getting too old!!

Well onto the draw.........





IT'S YOU.............



True Random Number Generator 54 2

well that's taken me ages to work me your address and I will get this posted to you.


It's my birthday - this will stay at the top until 4th June

It's my birthday today and as a little treat I thought I would post this birthday candy for one lucky winner. I am going to do something in August too when it's my blogaversary but I wanted to post this one too.

Isn't she cute...if you want to win Fleur all you have to do is:

  1. add this candy to your sidebar
  2. become a follower
  3. add your name to My Linky but you should add a comment too just incase the Linky thing fails to work and I may break it
You have until 4th June when I will draw one lucky winner...good luck!!

I will post worldwide.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

Happy Father's Day

What a gorgeous day...well I have had a busy week and not much of a chance to blog and probably won't until Sunday. Got the finishing touches to my root treatment today..woo hoo and Saturday it's the Procession Day...(it's a big event here in Bathgate) and on Sunday I've got fun day all paid for by here's my creation today. The stamp is a Whimsy stamp which I bought from Quixotic Paperie and the papers and card I had in my stash. I have made this for a few challenges today:

Quixotic Challenge - go wild(animal)

Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day

Crafty Cardmakers - least & most(my least favourite colour is kraft/beige but I love brown as it goes with so many may see from my other posts that I like brown)