Friday, July 30, 2010

Back to school...

As it's nearly the end of the holidays I thought i would make this sweet little card...a friend of a friend's little girl starts school. The papers are from October afternoon and scenic route, the image is from Mo Manning and has been coloured with copics. I have entered the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - sketch

Glitterbabes Challenge - back to school

Paper sundaes - back to school


Sweet christmas wishes...

Well I finally managed to get this finishe and my new just made a couple of challenges by the skin of my teeth!! The papers are MME and the image is from Pink Petticoat which I thought was just perfect. I have entere this card in the following chalenges:

Papertake - sketch

Cupcake Craft Challenge - pastel Christmas

Cute Card Thursday - text

Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July


It's so green....

I have a busy day ahead so I have a few cards to post later today that just need a few bits added but this one for now. The papers are from Bo Bunny, the image is from Lili of the valley which has been coloured with promarkers...had to nick them from Holly when she wasn't looking...the flowers are cut from the 3 flower sizzix die and edged the petals with dark green ink...

Lili of the Valley - sketch and image

Sarah Hurley Challenge - anything goes

Passion for Promarkers
- green

Donna's Den - green


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A few more challenges

Holly and I are going shopping as I need to get her new school stuff for going back to school in a few weeks and if I leave it too long then I will be struggling to get anything, so first day of my holidays from work and I have to spend it shopping!! I am also looking for a new printer but one that will take cartridges that are not too expensive..sometimes they cost as much as a new pinter!! Onto the card...The papers are from Bo Bunny and I have also paper pieced Anya using the same papers, I coloured Anya's skin and hair with copics. The flowers were cut out from the DP and layered to give a 3 effect.

Sketch Saturday
- sketch

Simons says Stamp
- dotty

Stamp Something - flowery

Lexi's creations - paper piecing

Crazy 4 Challenges - photo inspiration


Princess birthday

Hi's a lovely sunny evening here for a change and it's the start of my 2 week holiday from work...but not going to the sun unfortunately so I will have plenty of time to play!!
So onto the card...the image is from Tiddly Inks which I have coloured with copics...this was a great image to practice doing shiny hair with so I hope it gives the right effect, the papers, ribbon and buttons were in my stash..and I also punched the scallop and layered the message onto that an then finishe off ith some glitter on the image fo that dazzly look. I have entere this car in the following challenges.

Sketch & Stash - sketch

OLLCB - birthday

Digital Tuesday - dazzle me

Tiddly Inks - fit for a princess

Polka doodles - colouring challenge

Fab 'n' Funky - buttons and bows


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Official!!!!!

Important Announcement.....

A quick post before I head off to work...Thought I would let all my faithfull followers and commenters know that I have made the Paper sundaes DT....woo hoo!! I am so excited and I couldn't wait to tell you all but now I can. I think possibly the lovely good luck comments I received helped so thank you all and thanks to the sundae girls for picking my first post for them will be watch this space.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas in July

Hi all...haven't had muh time to do anything today. I am applying fo a new job so I have updating my CV and rtying to arange childcare just incase I get it. It' still in HR but within the technology team and I think it's more what I want to do. The closing date is Monday so I think I would know fairly will keep you all posted.
So this is a quickie I made this afternoon when I got fed up with the cV...the papers I had in my stash...not quite sure where they are from. Anya has been coloured with copics and I added some heavy white glitter for a more fluffy look. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Anya Ink - Christmas in July

2 Sisters - christmas in july

Simon Says Challenge
- sketch

Christmas Cards all year 'round
- anything goes

Magical Crafts
- Chistmas in July

- Christmas in July


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween is hoppin at Tiddly Inks

When I saw that there was a Halloween blog hop over at Tiddly, i knew I had to enter as I love all Halloween stuff!! the papers I have had in my stash for ages. the image is Betty Belfrey from Tiddly Inks and she has been coloured with copics. I added a couple of half moons, stars and spiders.

Tiddly Inks - Halloween hop

Simon says Stamp - sketch


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Spotlight at Digital Delights

Check out the spotlight post over at Digital's no zooming in!! This as the best of a bad bunch of photos but it looked better in black and did try to photoshop it but it looked like had scars so I left the wrinkles....I meant laughter lines on!!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Well it seems like the summer has gone away as it's been raining constantly since the kids went on holiday from school....anyway I'm still so chuffed cos I won some candy and I have my spotlight thing over at Digital Delights on Wednesday - yay! so onto this card - I have used the papers fom Stampin'Up Sweet Pea collection which are fab, I then stamped Anya and coloured her with copics, I used a glaze sakura pen on her sunnys, I added buttons, ribbon, I added glitter to the embossed circle and a birthday message with a diamonte and of course my fabby flowers - even though I say so myself...I just love them...I made them with the sizzix 3d flower die...don't you love them??

Craftalicious Challenge - birthdays

Stampin' for the Weekend - recipe

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge - stitches, scallops & sparkle

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Crazy 4 challenges - buttons

Anyone for Anya
- Be dazzled

Paper Sundaes
- make your own flowers

Pollycraft - birthday

Lexi's creations
- stitching


I won...I won.... chuffed am I to have all these goodies over at The stamping boutique...especially those copics!! A girl can never have too many copics...I'm so excited....this makes up for no pay rise!!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Owl and the Pussycat....

Well I thought I would try posting this again...what a nightmare I was having with that blogger...I couldn't leave any of you lovely comments but I will try shortly....and Mr Linky had done a runner!! For this card I used Imaginsce papers which I think are quite good for summery or sea type cards. I got the image from Digital Delights as my card was picked for last weeks challenge....and they are doing a spotlight thing on me on Wednesday so watch out for may even get to see what I look like!! I coloured the image with copics to match the paper and finished off with the message, ric rac ribbon and 3 starfish.

Allsorts - summer days

Bunny Zoe
- summer

The Pixie Cottage - sketch and a triple

The secret Crafter - summer holidays

Totally Papercrafts - recipe


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trouble x 2

Might need to take this photo again in daylight as it's much brighter than in the photo but we'll go with it for now. This image is from Mo Manning and coloured with copics and promakers...I ran out of a couple of copic colours...disaster!! The papers are from Kaisercraft. I added a ribbon, message and a couple of bone buttons.

DP2 - masculine

Stamp Something - digi image

C.R.A.F.T. - babies/children

Digital Tuesday
- sketch


Friday, July 16, 2010

Wishes for Bella - week 4


If you have just stumbled across my blog then please take part in this blog hop by starting at the beginning which is at....
Denise's blog.

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.

To be entered in the GRAND PRIZE you will have to link up your cards for Bella here.

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

This is the card I am sending to Bella this week.

The backing papers are from Stampin' Up an of course a Gorjuss Gil which has been coloured with copics. I have left this one quite plain just for something a bit different an I have also enteed this card in The Sugar Bowl challenge and Sweet stampin'challenge.


Thursday, July 15, 2010


Well what is this weather like?? I have never seen the rain so heavy for a long was coming in my back door!! anyway it's a bit brighter today but not sunbathing weather here's my card today.

I have made this for a few challenges today...The papers are various pinks fom MME and the image is Chi from Tiddly Inks which I have coloured with copics. She is so easy to colour and I even managed to do shiny hair which I have been practising...not sure if i should have only done 2 bits of shinyness!!

Sketch Saturday - sketch

Tiddly Inks - match it up - I have matched the colours of copics I have use with the DP

Paper Sundaes - lots of layers

Charisma Cardz - pink

For Fun Challenges - favourite colouring tecnique


An award

Before I start with the usual housework(boring) and cardmaking I thought I would post this award that the lovely Faye has given to me. You should visit Faye's blog and leave her some lovely comments....

The rules state that I have to say "Thank You" so ..thank you to everybody who visits my blog and leaves me lovely I need to pass this on to 5 people...which is hard to pick 5 cos you deserve it...

Susie Lou


Monday, July 12, 2010

Emma's new online store is now open

I have copied this from Emma's blog

Open For Business & Candy For Grabs...

Good Morning...
Woo hoo I have finally got my online shop open and ready for business.
If you would like to take a browse please click on the banner below.

I have tons more products on order which should hopefully be arriving very soon.
I need your help to spread the word so there is a £10 voucher up for grabs with free postage.
All you have to do to enter is:-
1 - Shout about my voucher giveaway on your blog
2 - Post banner above with a link to my shop on your sidebar
3 - Add your name to Mr Linky
Ends Saturday 17th July at midnight (GMT)
Hugs Emma x

Sunday, July 11, 2010

DT Call over at Paper Sundaes

Paper Sundaes DT Call

Paper Sundaes are making a design team call! They are looking for two to three new DT members. Are you interested? Well all you need to do is:

create a card for each Sunday
post your creations by noon on Saturday (day before)
you are allowed to combine your DT card with other challenges
challenge details can be provided a month in advance - allowing you to create your card on your schedule
DT members must comment on half of the entries posted (DT is split into two groups and each group is assigned certain numbers)
DT term is August 1st to October 31st

They are looking for someone who wants to have fun and you do not have to have previous DT experience.

Here's the benefits:

Have fun with a crazy group of girls
Occasionaly freebies
Exposure for your blog
Motivation to make time for yourself weekly

If you are interested, please post about the DT call on your blog and feature three of your favorite creations including at least two cards. DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.

Well I couln't decided which 3 cards to post for my application but finally decided on the following cards:

I have picked this one as it's one of my recent creations this week and I love the image and it was a fab sketch to follow with lots of reminded me of my brother when he was little.

The next card I have chosen this one:

I thought this one was a bit different to my normal card but again lots of layers....and the last one was a hard choice...but I have added 2 cards as I couldn't decide...hope you don't mind...I love Sugar Nellie and since Sugar Nellie is this weeks sponsor over at Paper Sundaes.... these are my 2 favourite Gorjuss Girls.

I hope you like the cards I entered as my application fo the Paper Sundaes DT Call.


Friday, July 09, 2010

It's a birthday...

This is the second of my 2 quickies before OMG my hubby is snoring/grunting like a piggy!! will need to do something about that shortly....anyway this as a quick card...the papers are fom October afternoon and of course Heidi has been coloured with copics and layered onto the paper.

Anyone for Anya - anything goes

Flutter by Wednesday - anything goes

All that Scraps - sketch

2 sisters challenge - anything goes


Twas the night before Christmas....

A quickie before bed..well I have another to post too so 2 quickies.. I am going to try to make some crimbo cards most weeks so I don't have a rush at Christmas time. The papers I have used on this card are fom MME which I really like. I'm not sue what make this stamp is...lost the packet but it's a set I bought at the Paper Mill...stretchy snowmen and stretchy can make them fat and jolly or tall an this one is kind of in between. I have entered in the following challenges:

Stampin' for the weekend - sketch/Christmas in July

Fussy and fancy - christmas

Paper cutz - Christmas

Winter Wonderland
- Twas the night before christmas


It's hot!!

Well's certainly not hot here's very rainy...typical school holiday weather!! When I saw this image I just had to buy reminded me of my childhoo when my brothe an I used to play in the paddling pool and he would wear his goggles and was fun...well when you are 8!! The papers are from Imaginsce, I embossed the strip with a swirl pattern,the image is from Mo Manning which has been coloured with copics...and I added some pearls and a little sun...I knicked this idea from Peggy...thought it was brilliant and the perfect sun....I cut out a sizzix flower then snipped the ends I have entere this card in a few challenges today:

Sketch Saturday - sketch

The secret crafter - water

Quixotic - pearls

Cute Card Thursday - summery

DP2 challenge - summer

Totally Papercrafts - pearls and swirls

Crafty Calendar
- summer

Delightful sketches - summertime colours

Crafty Ho - fun in the sun

By the Cute and girly - summer


Thursday, July 08, 2010


Well it's another nice day here...but I think it's to be rainy tommorrow...hope the weathermen have got it wrong cos my boy has gone to T in the Park. Onto the card...I couldn't really decide what to make but eventually settled for this one. The stamps are from the Crazy for cupcakes stamp set from stampin Up...which I love. I have added a couple of ribbons and glittered the icing on the cakes...although you can't really see that.

Crazy 4 challenges - at least 2 ribbons

Paper sundaes - white and one other colour

Pollycraft - sketch

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - cakes/ice cream


My boy is away to T in the Park!!

Well another worrying weekend...Michael has set off with his pals for T in the Park...he has all his medication for his asthma but no beauty products...not sure how that will go as he is a clean freak!!

There's 30 of them in his group of friends that are going so they have between them a 12 man Tee Pee and and 24 man tent...not sure which one will be the party tent.

I will of course try to make contact with him...but I won't get him....he will ding those calls an texts! Will need to sky + it as it usually filmed...last year we spotted him on the telly right at the front when the Killers were it will be a weekend of playing back and pausing to see if we can spot him...a bit like "where's wally".


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Wishes for Bella week 3

If you have just stumbled across my blog then please take part in this blog hop by starting at the beginning which is at.... Denise's blog.

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.

To be entered in the GRAND PRIZE you will have to link up your cards for Bella here.

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

I made this card a few weeks ago but thought Bella may like it as it is nice and colourful.


Wishes for Bella candy winner

Wishes for Bella candy winner on my blog for week 2 is

Lorraine A

please contact me with your address and I will post those gorjuss toppers to you.


Friday, July 02, 2010

Rock on

This is a quickie tonight..I have no idea what papers these are....I found them when I was raking through my papers and thought they fitted pefect to these challenges. The image is a sugar Nellie stamp which I have coloured with copics to match the papers. I added some stars and bunting to finish off.

Crafts 4 Eternity - recipe

Stamptacular - stars & stripes

Pixie Dust Studio - red,white and blue

Paperplay - child/teenager

Stamp something - colours of flag


It's a cutie...

Well it's a very blustery day here today....but the washing is dry!! On to today's card..I have made this with a few challenges in mind. The papers are Crate Papers which are very easy to distress around the edges because they have an inner core, then I inked them up with my new distress inks....think I need to practise (Linds..I agree with you now!!) The stamp is one of the cute Mangas from Sugar Nellie...although this one looks a bit more stroppy than cute and of course she has been coloured with copics.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch and scallops

Craftalicious - cute

Crafty Catz - distressing

Crafty Cardmakers - inky fingers