Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow, snow everywhere...

This is the view from my garden this morning before I left for work...there is actually about 15 inches. The photo below is when I came home and it's snowing again!!

There is more heavy snow forecast for tonight and through the night...woo hoo!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paper sundaes DT card

Hello all you sundae bloggers and once again my scheduled post. Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is "Adorn those Corners". What we want to see is those corners of your image adorn with gems, pearls, brads, eyelets...whatever you like as long as it's the corners of your image. Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Simon Says Stamp who have masses of products available check it out!! For my card I have used Whiff of Joy - Wee and Tree and coloured with promarkers...I still don't have a huge range of promarkers yet but I think I had enough that matched this card. The papers are Bo Bunny - Winter Joy, I punched the snowflakes from Martha Stewart punches and the tiny tags are punched and stamped from Stampin' Up - tiny tag set....I added some jewels and stickles to finish off. I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - non traditional Christmas
Fussy & Fancy - no red/green
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - let it Snow
Fab 'n' Funky - go with the flow
ABC Christmas Challenge - x is for xmas
I ♥ promarkers - sparkle
A Spoon Full of sugar - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Totally gorjuss - oh christmas tree
2 sisters - non traditional colours
Craft Your Days Away - texture
The Crafty Pad - snowflakes


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Well I survived the sleepover...just!!.. They all went to sleep around 3amand then were wakened up at 9am...what is all that about?? So the bathroom routine started...which took forever, then breakfast and then we hit the winter Wonderland in was baltic!! They had a ball at the ice was so funny watching all those parents with the really small children and them trying their hardest not to fall. Holly didn't want me to go on the ice cos she didn't want me showing off in front of her being the sporty person that I used to be...I can skate really good...well forwards and backwards but I can't do any jumps. My mum used to be a speed skater and she first took me skating when I was 4 years old and I learned to skate with all the fast skaters....I can still skate really fast!! I remember being at a school camp in 2nd year and we went skating and I had never told anybody I could was funny, all my schools mates were just standing there with their mouths open saying OMG!! Anyway back to the card...I have used papers from October Afternoon, the image is from CC Designs and I coloured her with copics, stamped the message and then added glitter to finish off. I have entered the following challenges.

The Sweet Shop - sketch
Sweet Stampin' - buttons and bows
2 sisters - non traditional
Crazy 4 Challenges - script
Crafty Catz - christmas
Simon Says Stamp - let it snow
Crafty Creations - christmas
Digital Tuesday - let it snow
Christmas Stampin' all year long - anything christmas
A Spoon Full of sugar - anything goes


Friday, November 26, 2010

Birthday sleepover

Well...thought I would give you an update...screaming girlies that are sleeping over for Holly's birthday have decided to go outside in the snow with their jammies on...I think they think it's funny!! Must go and resue them and then I need a large glass of that wine I have's going to be a long night!! Oh better go...too much screaming outside!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi's absolutely baltic...the forecast for tonight is 8 inches!! I have been busy today trying to get tidied up, get some some secret christmas shopping and be all chilled for tomorrow night's sleep over for Holly's birthday....oh it's so exciting I can't wait to see all those little giggly girls...not!! Then Saturday it's a day out at the cinema...more excitement!! I made this card for my paperts from Basic Grey - Marjolane...they are really pretty. The image is Simply Sassy - Luv a Latte from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics. I added ribbon and a meassage. Remember you still have a few days to enter the Paper Sundaes Challenge this week.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

A Spoon full of sugar - anything goes

Papertake Weekly - cut it out(punches)

Fab 'n' funky - go with the flow

Charisma - one for the girls


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome all my fellow Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post. This week the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is "Shana's Sketch".

Our sponsor this week is Paper Jewels.

Paper Jewels have lots of online products so pop over and have a look.
Jenny also has a big sale on just now -
Buy 2 - Get 1 FREE Stamp of equal value, Buy 4 - Get 2 FREE Stamps of equal value, Buy 6 - Get 3 FREE Stamps of equal value and so on....For example, if you buy 2 priced at $9.95 and 2 priced and $5.25, you may choose 1 free stamp with a value up to $9.95 and another with a value up to $5.25.
for my card I used Spesch birthday Girl which is available from Paper Jewels, I coloured the image with copics...not sure about the eyes!! The papers are from MME - Fine and Dandy collection. I made this card for Michael to give to Holly for her birthday.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowman Christmas..

Hello all on this very wet, miserable day... I am still not feeling 100% but have been kind of picking away at this over the past few days but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the papers and then I spotted the sketch over at Sweet Stampin...perfect!! The papers are from Echo Park - wintertime, the image is from LOTV which has been coloured with promarkers this time, I punched the snowflakes from Martha Stewart punches, aded the lace, ribbon, button and charm which were in my stash and those tiny tags were stamped and punched with the Stampin' Up Tiny Tag cute....thanks Hazel for letting me borrow them!! I added some glitter to finish off. Hope it's not too busy!!

Sweet Stampin - sketch

CES - lace

OSCC - snow people

Die Cut Dreams - anything goes

Allsorts - ribbon, lace and charm

Fairy fun Friday
- buttons and bows

2 sisters - snowflakes

I ♥ promarkers - snowmen

LOTV - glitter and glitz

Simon Says Stamp - sparkle

Totally Gorjuss - not so traditional


Friday, November 19, 2010

An award

I would like to thank Pattie for this lovely award!

The rules for receiving this Award are to tell you 10 things you probably would not know about me, so here goes:

1. I was a gymnast when I was younger and stopped when I was 28 and then qualified as a trampoline coach.
2. I was in the school athletics and gymnastics team...I won lots of medals.
3. At the age of 18 I was a hotel receptionist and met a few famous people.
4. later when I worked for BT...myself and my colleagues manned the phone lines on children in Need...met lots of famous people.
5. My favourite food is pasta..any kind.
6. Followed by my favourite sweet...turkish delight...either kind but I love the turkish delight covered in chocolate and when it's been in the fridge...I eat all the chocolate first so I am left with the jelly part....mmmmm.
7. I don't like gardening..leave that to hubby.
8. I like a good night out...singing, dancing...I have even been known to dance on the tables...hee hee.
9. I can't drive...I am totally rubbish, I go to fast and when having driving lessons I was heading for a JCB.
10. I don't like cooking...I work full time and the last thing I want to do is stand in a kitchen for hours cooking...I don't mind when I am on holiday from work but not on a work day.

Here are the 10 lovely bloggers I'd like to pass this Award on to, in no particular order.

1. Faye
2. Lindsey
3. Lisa
4. Carly
5. Beverley
6. Marianne
7. Ali
8. Pops
9. Lacey
10. Mrs A

Now you have to pass this on to 10 other lovely bloggers.


Happy birthday Holly...

I couldn't decide what to make for's her 13th birthday next week and then I forgot I had these stamps...they are all silhouettes but very cool and are from Close to my Heart - Everyday Life. The papers were in my stash and I can't remember where they came from. I have entered the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop - sketch

Fab 'n' Funky - forget me not

Lollipop - girly

Stamps R Us
- Sparkle and scallops

Merry Christmas...

I have been quiet the past couple of days as I haven't been feeling well...still don't feel 100% but being a mother you just have to get on with it!! I have made this card using Bo Bunny Winter Joy papers, the snowflakes were punched with the Martha Stewart punches, the tags are from Stampin' Up tiny tags which I stamped and punched, the message was stamped but I masked off the full message as it was too big to fit and the image is from All That scraps and coloured with copics. To finish off I added glitter to the snowflakes and the trims on Darby's boots, jacket and hat.

Friday Sketchers - sketch

Stampin' for the Weekend - winter

Fussy and Fancy - christmas with no red or green

Totally Papercrafts - snow/snowflakes

Paper Cutz - christmas

Paperplay - let it snow

Delightful sketches - baby it's cold outside

Colour Create - robin egg blue, sea foam green and cream

Simon Says Stamp - sparkle

Pollycraft - glittery christmas


Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Stampin' DT Call

Sweet Stampin' are having a DT call for a period of 6 months.

If you are interested in joining either team Carrie or Team Fluff then all you need to is check out the details here.

I thought I would give it a go as it would be fortnightly and that would just fit it with my other committments. I have chosen the card below as my entry for the DT call and I hope they like it.

I made this card using papers from Kaisercraft and the stamp is from High Hopes and coloured with copics.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Paper sundaes DT card

Welcome to another Sunday and my scheduled post...hopefully I have sussed the time differences and this card goes live at the right time. I was totally confused by the time changing both here and the US/Canada...I didn't know the time changed in the US/Canada. The theme over at Paper Sundaes this week is "Pick Your Sundae Toppings" so take two toppings from the, embossing, ribbon or punches, now I couldn't decide which toppings to use cos I am greedy so I decided since it's Sundae I used all four as a wee treat!! Our sponsor this week is Belles & Whistles who are giving away a super duper prize to one lucky winner. For my card this week I have used the beautiful "Bear Hugs" stamp from Belles & Whistles and coloured her with promarkers...didn't need many colours for this one.. I added some glitter to the bear's paws, ribbon and headband. I used Echo Park Wintertime papers and I finished the card with a message and snowflake..I added a little gem and glitter to the snowflake.


Papers - Echo Park wintertime
Cardstock - Bazzill Navy
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon - Stampin' Up Grossgrain white
Punches - Stampin up scallop border punch, Martha Stewart Scandinavian Snowflake

Message - Craftwork Cards(cut to fit)
Glitter - Glamour dust

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - embossing
The Crafty Pad - christmas sparkle
I ♥ Promarkers - icy colours
For fun Challenges - embossing
Sweet Stampin - it's all about snowflakes
The Creative Cottage - soimeone special at christmas
Belles & Whistles - Cozy Winter Nights
ABC Challenge - holidays
2 sisters - Christmas


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Merry Christmas...

A quickie post before X FACTOR!! I wonder who will go tonight....I made this card last night just need to finish off a few bits tonight. The paperts have been in my stash since last winter or possibly the winter before. I downloaded Honey from All that Scraps and coloured her with copics, I added some glitter to her hat, boots and jacket, punched out the snowflakes and added the charm and some glitter.

image - Honey from All That Scraps
papers - Blonde Moments
punches - Martha Stewart Scandanavian and acrtic snowflake punches
charm - in my stash and I can't remember where I got it
glitter - glamour dust

Friday Sketchers- sketch
Delightful Sketches - glitter
Creative Inspirations - pink Christmas
Winter wonderland - winter sports
Stamp something - digi
Christmas Stampin' all year long - stripes
CES - Think Pink
The Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine
Die Cut Dreams - snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas


Thursday, November 11, 2010

A wee quick post.....

Well I am not long back from A&E with Holly...that foot she kept complaining about...thought I better get it checked out!! Guess's didn't help that her PE teacher wouldn't let her sit out on today's lesson of dodgy ball...she made Holly hobble along. Any no PE for 6 weeks and she has it strapped up but thankfully no stooky. The doc said she had to wear loose fitting shoes or boots...Holly recommended that I buy her a pair of Uggs....think not, I will get her the fake ones from Tesco!!


for a special friend...

well...what a miserable's baltic, windy and rainy..mega rainy infact!! Holly will not be happy when she comes home from school as she will be soaked...wouldn't take a brolly with her..probably too windy anyway!! Eventually her new straighteners came yesterday so it was the first time for about 2 weeks that she hasn't been moaning about how horrible her hair is and she seemed to forget about her sore foot!! She hurt her foot yesterday morning and she thinks she has broken it...she hasn't cos she can still walk and was able to go out after school with her friends...she is some drama queen I tell you!! Anyway onto my card...I have actually made a few today...trying to get ahead cos it's nearly crimbo time and I will have to hit the shops although I do most of my shopping online...oh yes back to the card...mmm not sure about it. The image is from LOTV...and I really like it, coloured with copics and the papers are from MME. I also added some ribbon, lace, flower, button and a message. I have entered this card in the challenges below:

Truly Scrumptious - sketch/birthday

Lollipop Crafts - birthday

Fab 'n' Funky
- circles

Cute Card Thursday - anything goes

Paperplay - lace, ribbon and flowers

LOTV - anything goes

Crafty Creations - buttons

Wags 'n' Whiskers - sisters/friendship


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Let it snow....

Well hello all you Sundae bloggers and ....normal service again with my scheduled post and yes you guessed it...back to work!! The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "Let it Snow"...I just love that theme...snowflakes and snow and pretty!!

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Stamp & Create and the lovely prize for one lucky person is a $15 to use in their store...woo hoo!!. For my card this week I have used papers from October Afternoon and Scenic Route. I distressed the edges of the card on each of the layers as I made a bit of a boob when stitching..totally covered up now...I am getting to be a dab hand at the patch up jobs!!I also embossed the circle with a snowflake embossing folder. The image is Penelope from CC Designs...Stamp & Create lots of CC Designs stamps. I coloured Penelope with copics.The snowflake has been punched with the Martha Stewart Scandanvian Snowflake it!! I stuck a jumbo gem in the middle for some extra glitz and I added some glitter to finish off....I am quite chuffed with this one.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

All That Scraps - christmas

Oldie but a Goodie - distressing

Crafty Cardmakers
- stitching

Stamp & Create
- 'Tis the Season

Whoopsi Daisy - sparkle

ABC Christmas Challenge - winter wonderland

Charisma Cardz - With Love @ Christmas

Crafty Calender Challenge - winter snowflakes

Pollycraft - chill time

ABC DT Challenge - sew special

OSCC - embossing

Allsorts - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Delightful Sketches - stitching


Friday, November 05, 2010

Sweet little fairy...

Well since the fireworks are going off like mad and our pooch is scared and wants to hide in my craft room...I thought I would join made this while we were in there!! The papers are Fine and Dandy from My Mind's Eye, and the image is from LOTV. Debs sent me this stamped image ages ago..thanks Debs but I have just got round to using it now. I coloured this little fairy with copics and added some glitter....not sure if you can see that. I made the flowers with the MFT rolled flower die, and the added the bow, button and message..hope you like it and I have entered this card in the following challenges.

LOTV - one for the girls

Crafters companion - sketch

Stamps R Us - buttons & bows

Little Paper shop - buttons & bows

Lexi's creations - anything goes

Paperplay - circles

Paper Cutz - anything that flies

Raise the Bar - curves

Fairy fun Friday - make your own flowers

A Spoon Full of Sugar - relish to embellish


Christmas angel...

Good morning fellow bloggers and those of you who are off to the lucky. I might save my pennies for the NEC next time instead of the SECC. You must tell me what it's like. I am hoping that I can get a couple of cards done today but Holly is off scholl unwell so she is still sleeping just now but she is a hard patient and lays it on worse than it really is...I almost have to be by her side tending to her every demand.."can I have a driiiink", "can you change the channel on the telly", "can you fluff up my pillows"...that's how it will go the full day....she has a sore throat!!
So the is the first one today...the snowflake papers are from Fancy Pants and the digi image is from CC Designs and I coloured this cute little angel with promarkers and then just done some shading on top with waterpencils. The snowflakes were punched with the Martha Stewart punches...Love them!! I finished off with gems and glitter...hope you like!!

Anyone for Anya - sketch

All That Scraps - Christmas

Die Cut Dreams - digi

Lollipop Crafts - embossing

Lexi's creations - anything goes

Stamp & Create - Christmas

A Spoon Full of sugar
- relish to embellish

I ♥ promarkers - snowflakes

ABC Christmas Challenge- winter wonderland

Top Tip Tuesday - christmas

The Creative Cottage - embossing

Flutter by Wednesday - anything goes

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Have I got attitude??

I received this award from the lovely Faye..she's a doll and I need to tell you 3 things about myself and then pass this on to 5 other lucky bloggers in order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

1. Recently I left a works night out with one of my friends, it was raining and I started to run and my high heel caught in the turnup of my trousers and I did a nose dive in the middle of the road and landed in a puddle...skint my knees and my hands...may have mentioned that one before!!

2. I like the tins in my cupboards to be in some kind of order and facing the front, the clothes in my wardrobe are in order too!!

3. I always like to please everybody...can never say no, no matter how much I want to say no..I always end up obliging...but I like that!!

The 5 lucky bloggers are....

1. Carly - she'll be chuffed as she's new to blogging and has been on holiday and has 2 new puppies and past her driving test...she will be posting a new card this weekend.

2. Linds

3. Debs

4. Lisa

5. Angelique.....

.....and of course the Sundae Girls....cos they are the best!!