Sunday, February 27, 2011

How Charming at Paper Sundaes

Godd afternoon all you Sundae bloggers and my second scheduled post today. Here we are with another challenge over at Paper Sundaes. The cghallenge this week is "how charming"....which means use a charm on your project.

This week we are sponsored by Wags 'n' Whiskers.

The lovely Lacey is giving one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to spend in her online store.

For my card I have used "Snuzzle Love" from Wags 'n' Whiskers...isn't she so cute?? I have coloured her with copics aswell. TYhe papers ate a mixture of MME Fine & Dandy - Tickled Pink and Quite Contrary. Now I did have a cherry charm but had a bit of a mishap with the pliers and the I have added a Making Memories charmed word. I ruffled some ribbon to layer underneath the green strip and also added a bow. I really fancied joining the Colour Create challenge and you have to choose 3 fruits from the photo provided so the I have chosen...cherry red, watermelon and golden delicious apple green...those are more yellow/green than a dark green and the paper has cherries too. I have entered the challenges below.

Colour Create - 3 fruits
Little Claire's - anything goes


One of a kind...

Hi all you Sunday bloggers and the first of 2 scheduled posts today. This is the first week of the brand spanking new Dream Valley Challenges and my DT card for them. This weeks theme is "anything goes" just to make it easy for the first week. Why don't you pop over and see what the rest of the team have created. The lovely Melly is sponsoring this weeks challenge, so a little treat for one lucky winner, well actually she is giving away 3 prizes.

1st prize is...

2nd prize is ....

3rd prize is...

What fabby prizes so you don't want to miss out....

I have made this card quite plain really but sometimes less is more as they say. I have used Basic Grey - Marjolaine papers, I embossed a couple of panels and layered the Sugar Nellie Bumble Bee image onto the card. I coloured the image with copics but just very lightly and then finished with some glitter and pearls. I have also entered the challenges below.

The sugar Bowl - sketch
Paperplay - sentimental(not sure if this qualifies so delete it if it doesn't)
Fussy & Fancy - embossing and/or paper piecing
Flutterby Wednesday - fairies


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oh so girly at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning all you people out there and I am back at work this morning, so this post is scheduled...the challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin' is "Oh so Girly". That's right...easy peasy make something girly. It's team Carrie's turn this week so pop over and check out what the rest of the team have created.

This week we are also sponsored by the lovely Emma can find her fab Etsy shop Sew Sweet here...and don't forget our monthly sponsor is Quixotic Paperie.

For my card I have used scraps of girly paper....well I think it's girly and I am not sure which company they are. I added some pearls, gems and ribbon...oh and I made that little embellishment...I tried to make it resemble the flower on the Sugar Nellie gal's hair!! I coloured the image with copics and finished off with some spots of glitter.

A Gem of a Challenge - bows
Stamp Something - flowers
Allsorts - make your own flowers


Friday, February 25, 2011

A quickie before bed....

Just a quickie before bed. I do like paper piecing and decided after seeing so many lovely paper pieced cards today.,..I needed to make one also. Now this wasn't the easiest of stamps to piece but I was not letting it beat me and it's only taken me 3 hours on and off... The papers a re MME Quite contrary but I used copics for the Hippi chicks skin and hair although I had to piece in her pig tails too and her hairband and flowers!! Oh and this is a ?Sugar Nellie cute. I have entered the following challenges.

The sugar Bowl - sketch and clean & simple
Totally Papercrafts - paper piecing
Your next stamp - paper piecing
Fussy & Fancy - paper piecing/embossing
Crafty Catz - for a friend


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A quick post...

Hi all...just wanted to do a quick post before I head to bed!! There's a brand new challenge starting this Sunday...Dream Valley Challenges. New ideas and fab challenges on a fortnightly basis...and guess what I have been asked by the lovely Melly to join the team. Check it out on Sunday!!


another little fairy...

Just a quickie before I must do some housework...these papers were in my stash for ages but I still think they are really pretty and they fitted with a couple of challenges this week. The papers are from Imaginisce - Splash Dance. The image is of course from LOTV which I have coloured with copics. I have entered the followiong challenges.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
2 sisters - embossing
CES - spots & stripes
A Spoon Full of sugar - birthday wishes


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hello all you Sundae bloggers and once again my scheduled post however I am on holiday for 5 days after today....woo hoo...guess what I'' be doing when I'm off?? That's right...lots of cards. todays challenge over at Paper sundaes is "masculine3 colours" it doesn't have to be a masculine card but as long it has masculine colours.

Our sponsor is once again Simon Says Stamp who is offering a $15 gift certificate to somebody picked at random.


For my card I have used Basic Grey - archaic papers which have been in my stash for ages and I think are perfect colours for a man. The image is Edwin on his bike which I coloured with promarkers...I am not totally happy with the colouring but I think it looks alright against this paper. I have entered the following:

Sketch & Stash - sketch
Crafty Catz - one for the boys/men
Stampin b's - monochromatic
Stampavie - monochromatic
Stampin for the Weekend - monochrome
Phindy's Place - monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - check it out
OSCC - birthday


Friday, February 18, 2011

Promarker Blending sets competition...

Do you want to win all three of Letraset's new Blending Sets? Letraset are running a competition and you have to do is submit YOUR favourite blending pairs and every participant will be entered into a draw to win all 3 sets!

Promarker blending sets have been specially selected and each set features ‘Pairs’ of colours which blend well together.

For the chance to win...check out the details on the Letraset blog.

Here's a sample of some of the colours which I like to blend although I don't have too many at the moment.....I have used the greens and brown on my DT card on Sunday...a sneaky peek of that.

Competition closes on the 28th Feb at 12PM (GMT).

A quick sassy...

I had stamped and coloured this Sassy the other day but now I have made her into a card. The papers are Echo Park - A Walk in the Park. I coloured Bella Bunting with copics and cut her out and layered her on to the card...added some gems, flowers, glitter and a message. I hope this fits the Stamp something challenge but if it's not funky then just delete it.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch
Stamp something - funky
Dutch Dare - sparkle/bling
For fun challenges - happy birthday
Our Creative corner - cut it out
Papertake Weekly - putting on the glitz

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hello all my Sundae bloggers and another scheduled post...yes guessed it again I am working!! This week's challenge over at paper sundaes is "Sundae Bar"...I hear you say what does that mean, well you need to choose at least 2 of the following...lace, flowers, distressing or pink. I have gone for all 4 as you can see.

Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink Stamps who are giving one lucky winner 2 Tickled Pink digis of their choice.

I have used Bo Bunny - Petal Pushers paper, the image is of course from Tickled Pink and she is Lil Fashionette 60's Ivy which has been coloured with copics. I distressed all the edges of the card, added lace and a couple of rolled flowers.

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Samuel Taylor - copics
Tickled Pink - birthday wishes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Delightful Sketches - get punchy


Birthday boy!!

This is another scheduled post not sure which will come first...this one or my DT one. It's my cute little nephew's birthday today...oh I could just keep him...he is a wee doll!! For this card I have used papers that have been in my stash forever from SEI - Beatnik Boy. The stamp is from LOTV which I have coloured with copics. I layered the pieces onto a piece of raffia and added a couple stitches...didn't think flowers were!!

LOTV - sketch
Samuel Taylor - copics

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Plain & Simple

A quickie tonight...I made this card the other night at our card class but just added the glitter to it tonight. First I placed a punched circle from a post it note onto the card and then added some chalks and blended them together to give a sort of sunset type look although it's not sunset colours!! Next I stamped the flower and the message..added glitter...quickest card I've ever made....can't remember which stamp company these are from as I borrowed them from a friend at the class.

Totally Papercrafts - clean & simple
The Secret Crafter - stamped flower
Allsorts - it's all about the sentiment
Less is more - one layer/flower


I love You.....

Good morning my fellow Saturday bloggers and here we are with another scheduled post and this weeks challenge over at Sweet Stampin Challenge. It's team Carrie's turn this week, so get on over there and check out all the other DT cards....fabby!! This week the theme is "love bugs" so you card has to have a bug of some sort on it.

We have 2 sponsors this week first the fabulous Prairie Fairy Designs...they have lots of gorgeous digis and seconly Crafty Emma's Store.

For my card today I have used papers from Bo Bunny - Crush Collection...perfect for all those luvvy duvvy cards. I have used Lolita Lady Bug from CC Designs and coloured her with promarkers. I added a gem to the centre of her flower and spiral wires for her antenae cos I had to chop of the ones that were attached when I cut her out. The hearts have been punched with a sizzix paddle punch. I have entered all the challenges below which is a record amount for one will probably take me about an hour to link them all up!! I think everybody will have lots of challenges entered this week.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - valentines
Crafty Calendar - love
Stamps R Us - valentines
Cupcake Craft Challenge - seeing red
Crafty Cardmakers - hearts
The Pink elephant - valentines
Bunny Zoe - love is in the air
Creative Craft Challenge - hearts & flowers
Passion for Promarker - let there be love
A Spoonful of sugar - let's see some love
Papertake Weekly - have a heart
Crafty Creations - 3 little words
The Crafty Pad - love is in the air
Delightful sketches - get punchy
Cute Card Thursday - hearts & flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - valentines
Pixie dust Studio - be my valentine
For fun Challenges - hearts
Creative card Crew - for a loved one
Paper Cutz - ladybugs
The Crafty Purple Frog - valentines
Crafty Catz - valentines
Stamp & Create - love
Crafters Companion - romance
Whoopsi Daisy - hearts
By the Cute and Girly - red
The Stamp Man - hearts

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello you...

Hi all...I ahd had a busy week as I have been working extra cos Lynn is still off with her pinned and screwed arm but hopefully she will be back soon.....COME BACK Lynn!! I started making thei card last night and finished it this morning.....not sure if it qualifies for the SB challenge as it only as a small part of the stamp and I started following the colour option but went a bit off track but that was optional anyway...if it doesn't it doesn't and I quite like it so here it is. I used Basic Grey Marjolaine papers. I added some Wild Orchid flowers for a bit of texture and I coloured this fabby Sugar Nellie stamps with copics...which must have taken me 5 minutes...phew and made it look like a little photo in a frame!! The message is from Craftwork Cards which has been layered onto a punched oval.

The sugar Bowl - sketch and/or optional colours
Fab 'n' funky -tempting texture
Copic Creations - we're cool


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Whoop whoop Awards time

I was going to wait til the end of the week when I was off work to post my awards but I decided to post them tonight but it was a choice between ironing and blogging so as you can the blogging won. Well I am getting so rubbish at posting my awards...I think I am trying to do a million things at once and then I's not that I don't want them cos I do...I love getting them.

first up...I received 2 Love awards from Faye and Marianne...thank you girlies...

There are a couple of conditions for the award....

Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged....

The aim of this is that we bring good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers. As always, the hardest part is to pick who to pass this on to, there are so many bloggers I could give it to, so . . .the 5 I have chosen, in no particular order are......

Now on to the next one....I received this lovely award from CherylAnn a couple of weeks ago and forgot to blog it so better late than never as they say...

As the recipient of this awesome award, I have to tell you eight things you may not know about me.

I also received this one from Pattie...thanks so much and I am so sorry for being rubbish at posting this until now!!

for each of the above I have to tell you 10 things about myself that you may not know so here goes...
  1. I was a gymnast/trampolinist when I was younger(may have told you that already)....can still somersault(which I am very proud of).
  2. I don't like cooking unless I am on holiday from work.
  3. My favourite food is any pasta...except any with fish mixed through it!
  4. My favourite sweet is.....mmmm turkish delight...mmm either kind with chocolate on or the stuff from Turkey with the icing sugary stuff on...I love the chocolate one when I have had it in the fridge and then eat all the chocolate so I am left with the jelly part...mmm!!
  5. I exposed myself when on holiday in Turkey..slid down a very fast flume and it whipped my bikini top up around my neck as I emerged from the water...embarrassing!!
  6. I have been known to play tricks on people at work...just for fun...they beg me to to do it! It's because i can do stuff with a straight face and I don't burst out laughing....I have to keep in with the young ones!!
  7. I always wanted to be an air hostess!! mmm don't know why that never happenend!!
  8. My friend and I had to escape and run from a restaurant a number of years ago when we didn't have enough money to pay...we left what money we did have....this was in Italy when we went to visit my naughty!! Before married life and children and Lou if you happen to read this then you will know this you who i am talking about!!
  9. I like my clothes to be hung in a particular order...colour coded and that sort of thing. I can get dressed in the dark cos I know exactly where everything is although I did go to work a couple of months back with my top on inside cupboards are a bit like that too...tins must be upright and facing the front and grouped together...Michael messes them up to annoy me which of course I can't leave, I need to sort them. I did go to bed one night knowing my kitchen cupboard was messed up...had to get up and straighten those tins.
  10. Last one...not sure if I should tell you this or not...this is a bad one... a few years ago we were going to the inlaws on christmas Day, I had a Christmas cake to take along but somehow the dog managed to get the lid of the box and have a bit lick at the iced poinsetta on the dried off beautifully...I didn't have a piece....thought I would pass on the!!
Phew.... now I need to pass this on to 10 once again in no particular order...


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Well here we are..I can't believe it's now February!! The weather has been horrendous between snow, sleet, hail, gale force winds....oh my goodness!! Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is to use "two images" now that can be two girls, two boys, an animal with a girl/boy or even a background and an image in the forefront...kind of like what I have done.

One lucky winner will win a $25 certificate to use online at My Creative Classroom...they have some fab classes.

I have used two Tilda images..the brick window and Tilda hanging out of the window. I don't have these stamps but one of my fellow follwers sent me these so I thought I would put them to good use!! I coloured the stone bricks in various colours and then blended them all together and once I had coloured Tilda, I cut her out and gave her a 3d look leaning out of the window. I used my copics for this one as I have more colour options at the moment. The papers are from Echo Park - A Walk in the Park.

Just Magnolia - anything goes with the option of ribbon
Crafty Catz - tartain/plaid(delete me if this doesn't qualify as plaid)


Friday, February 04, 2011

Dandelion clock

Here's another of my new stamps...I am just loving these LOTV stamps...they are so gorgeous!! I made this card this afternoon as I had some free time...Holly went swimming with her not in the back garden, although they could have with all this rain...they did go to the leisure pool. I used some scraps of paper from October Afternoon and Basic Grey, coloured this fabby little fairy with copics, added some gems and a couple of flowers which I made from the sizzix 3d flower die...oh and yes to finish I added some stickles...not sure if you can see that in the photo.

Fab 'n' funky - chocolate and blue
Papertake Weekly - anything goes and flowers
Top tip - girly
Magical Monday - flowers
Sketchy colors - brown/blue and white
Delightful Sketches - wings
Paperplay - stamp it out
Stamptacular - whateva
Totally Gorjuss - as you like it
Pear Tree Designs - flowers
Flutter by Wednesday - fairy


Thursday, February 03, 2011


Howdy folks...sorry if I haven't left any comments in the past 24 hours or charming daughter threw a cup of coffe all over the accident of course, just back from the shops and we are cooking with gas!! Another's been snowing here today...again but hopefully it won't come to much. I rattled up this little quickie card last night. The stamp is from Image Tree - Barnyard buddies which I coloured with promarkers. I also chalked the background to make it look like clouds but I don't think I done it heavy enough as you can bearly see them, I also added a fewe birds. The papers are from Making Memories which I have had in my stash for ages..I think they are from the kids collection - Kate. I have entered the following challenges.

Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Charisma Cardz - no embellishments
I ♥Promarkers - anything goes
Sir Stampalot - all creatures
Passion for Promarkers - photo inspiration(my clouds aren't very clear)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Old MacDonald


Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Luvvy skater girl...

Well hi all..I was going to schedule this post for tomorrow but what the heck, I will just post it now as I will be too busy at lunchtime tomorrow to do all the linky thingy....but on the bright side it's my Friday tomorrow....yay!! Made this card tonight ...the papers are MME - Beloved and the stamp is from Sugar Nellie - Simply Sassy Skater Girl which I coloured with copics. I cut out the hearts with a sizzix die and layered them onto the card and added some flowers and a message. I'm not too sure about the flowers though...maybe they would look better without the spirals..hey ho it's done now!!

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/love
Stamptacular - whateva
Papertake Weekly - anything goes/flowers
Top Tip tuesday - girly
Creative Craft Challenge - hearts/flowers
Crafty Catz - flowers
Tuesday Taggers - feel the lurve