Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My birthday candy...

Well Happy birthday to me today!!

Well a scheduled post from me this morning as I am working...yes that's right even on my birthday!! I suppose when you get to my's just another day so what does it matter!!

I have decided to have a little birthday surprise giveaway to celebrate.

Everybody is will be tucking in to the lovely cupcakes I bring in to work...well when I say cupcakes I mean fairy cakes cos we have went from a fairly small office to a huge one and I can't afford to buy everybody a cupcake so fairy cakes it is!!

As an extra surprise I am not showing you what's in my candy giveaway...wouldn't be a surprise then now would it?? All I will say is there is LOTV, Sugar Nellie and others, promarkers and some other stuff!!

Now for the rules...

  • Post my little cupcake/fairy cake in your sidebar
  • Be a follower...but not just for my candy
  • Add your name to Mr Linky below
This candy will run until 31st May.

Good Luck!!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome back Sundae bloggers and my next post today... The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "vintage/shabby chic"....this was certainly a challenge for me as I felt a bit out of my depth!!

This week our sponsor is Tickled Pink

who are offering one lucky winner....

For my card I found some papers in my stash which i thought fitted this challenge well...not sure which make they are, but I duffed them up a bit with some distress inks and I also distressed the edges of each of the layers. The image is Lil Fashionette 20's Evie from Tickled Pink and I coloured her with promarkers. I finished with some lace and a few flowers.

Remember to check out my candy...HERE!!

Bunny Zoe - lace
Paperplay - blossoms & blooms
Colour Create - white, cream and brown
Paper romance - distressing
Hanna & friends - lace & pearls
Southern girls - lace & pearls
Delicious Doodles - lovely lace


Dream Valley DT card...

Good morning all and the first of my scheduled posts today. This is sadly my last card for Dream Valley Challenge Blog. Since taking over Sweet Stampin' with Abi, I don't have too much time now and need to fit the housework in somewhere....well in theory!! I would like to thank Melly for having me on the team although it hasn't been long, it has been a blast....thanks Melly. I wish you and the rest of the team all the best for the future and I might even participate when I can.

The challenge over at DreamValley Challenge Blog this week is " stamp something". You can make a card, LO or any other crafty item as long as you have stamped something on it.

Our sponsor this week is....well we have 2, first Funky Kits who are offering one lucky winner the choice of 1 rubber stamp from their store.


Papermaze, who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

For my card I have used MME - So Sophie papers, the stamp is Boho Chic from the Simply Sassy range of Sugar Nellie stamps and I coloured her with promarkers and then added some shading with pencils. The flowers have been cut with MFT - flower trio die-namics die.

Remember to check out my candy...HERE!!

Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
2 Sisters - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Top Tip - 2 of more stamps(image & sentiment)
Creative Craft World- 3 or more flowers


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome all my Sundae bloggers and another weekend scheduled post...Before I tell you about today's challenge over at Paper sundaes is I must share my traumatic event that happened at work yesterday.

Please don't laugh..I had a little you know we have moved to big new, shiny, freezing cold office. I am gradually loosing weight as it's a half mile trek to the printer, photocopier, loos, coffees etc...well some bright spark decided to keep all the cabinet keys in our new store room which is even further away. So away I went...swiped my pass to get into the store room and walked in, the door closed behind me and I stepped further into the room but the lights were not coming on, now in all other areas the lights are automatic and no switch is needed. No windows.. so I started working my way to a wall, I was feeling around the wall for the switch but couldn't find it (pitch black) so I thought need to open the door to let the light in to find the switch...oh no...the door is I am freaking out and I could feel myself begin to panic. I am now frantically groping and hyper ventilating trying to find the switch then I felt a knob..I was pushing that knob and I didn't care what alarm it set off but hey presto it released the door....phew what a relief!! I came back through to the office and Laura asked me what was wrong...of course she laughed but I needed a sit down and some chocolate after that. I was shaking for ages...

Anyway now on to the serious stuff...the challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "pop it up". At first I was a bit scared as I was thinking jack in the boxes but all we need to see is something that pops out on your card.

Our sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking and more who are offering one lucky winner...

I have popped up the tree on my card...I stamped it three times and layered each piece, the image is from Whiff of Joy and has been coloured with copics. The papers are from Scenic Route but I can't remember which ones...oops!! I added a bit of raffia ribbon and a couple of punched snowflakes....and finished with glitter and gems. You can buy Whiff of Joy stamps and copics at Michelles Scrapbooking...check them out!!

A Spoon Full of Sugar - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - recipe

Remember you can still enter my birthday candy ...HERE!!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Stampin DT card..

Morning folks and the start of my scheduled weekend posts. The challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin is either a sketch or a theme of in the garden. I did start off with the sketch but somehow got sidetracked so I ended up just going with the theme and another sketch. I have used Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety papers, the image is from Heather Ellis...oh so cute!! and coloured with copics. Now I'm sure about these rolled daisies yet...I may need a bit more practice but they are from MFT - rolled daisy die-namics die.

The sponsor this week is Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis

who is giving 3 digis to one lucky winner


we have our monthly sponsor who is Joanna Sheen

and she is giving a £10 gift check it out!!

Remember you still enter my candy draw...HERE!!

Hanna and friend - sketch
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - birthday
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky - make your own blooms
Cupcake - in the garden


Thursday, May 19, 2011

A quickie before bed...

Just thought I would post a quick friend Hazel has started up her blog here. she would love for you to check it out and I'm sure she would love some sweet comments. Hazel has been making cards for a wee while now but doesn't have a lot of spare time due to her busy keep fit schedule and working full time but she has assured me she is going to keep this up.


5th Avenue..

Howdy my fellow stampers...first of all I would like to thanks everybody for their birthday wishes and are all so very thoughtful!! So I bought myself some sassy's for my birthday just incase I didn't get any crafty goodies. This is 5th Avenue from the simply Sassy range from Sugar Nellie. I have coloured the image with copics and glitzed her up with glitter, I also added glossy accents to her bag and shoes to make them shiny and look patent...not sure if you can see that in the photo. The papers are from Fancy Pants - happy together collection and my new rolled daisy flower die-namics die from My Favourite Things...bit of practioce needed with this one just to get those petals not quite so much on top of one another...oh and made a boob with the message so I had to add some doodly bits.

Remember I have birthday can see the details here.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/birthday
PaperPlay - sparkle galore
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle and shine
Sweet Stamps - birthday
Pear Tree Designs - stamped image
Creative Inspirations - glitzy and bling
Fab 'n' Funky - make your own blooms
Really Reasonable Ribbons - anything goes


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Birthday celebrations...

Good afternoon my Sundae bloggers....well today over at Paper Sundaes we are celebrating all you need to do is make something with a birthday theme e.g birthday card, gift bag, banner etc, the choice is yours. It's the lovely Christine's birthday this week and she is celebrating 40...40 I hear you say...yes I know she only looks 21!!

Shana is having a birthday candy draw for Christine, so check out her blog for the details.

I have used papers from Fancy Pants - Happy Together collection..they are so pretty!! The image is from Heather Ellis - Pure Innocence which you can buy here, I coloured her with copics. The flowers have been cut with my MFT flower trio die...but wait til you see my next flowers....mmm!! I have also added stitching to this card and a little ribbon bow.


Our sponsor this week is the one and only Simon Says Stamp who are offering one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend online in their store.

I have entered the challenges below.

Fab 'n' Funky - buttons and bows
Make It Colourful - dotty background
Sew many Cards - anything goes
Mami Doodles - spots and/or stripes
Crafty Sentiments - buttons
Moving along with the Times - 2 things beginning with " B"
Make it Monday - anything goes


Dig out the old...

Good morning everybody and my scheduled post...I hope whilst you are reading this that my office has warmed up and the drilling has was freezing and noisy yesterday.

The challenge this week over at Dream Valley is "Dig out the old stash to use with your new stash". I have used fairly new papers from MME - Stella Rose collection. The image is of course from LOTV which I coloured with copics and I have had that for a wee while now, the ribbon is from The ribbon Girl and is brand spankin' new and the flower has been cut with a sizzlits daisy very first sizzlits many moons ago. I added some zig zag stitching...not sure if it's a bit much but I am a roll with my sewing machine so lots of stitching.

The sponsor this week at Dream Valley is Digis with Attitude who are offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to use in their store.

Pop over and see what the rest of the DT have created.

LinkA Spoon full of Sugar
- sketch
Papertake Weekly - punches/dies
Crafts & me - punches
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
Delightful Sketches - flowers
LOTV - ribbons and bow
Corrosive Challenges - birthday
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Stamp something - anything goes
Dutch Dare - winged things
Kaboodle Doodles - lots of layers
Crafters Companion - girls birthday


Sunday, May 08, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Welcome back my Sundae bloggers and my next scheduled post...The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "magical and mythical worlds".

Our sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio

This was a bit of a rush job card and wasn't what I had in mind but I think it still looks ok. The image is Mermaid Lily from Pink Cat Studio which I coloured with copics and then glittered her up for a bit of sparkle. The papers are from Imaginisce - Splash Dance which I think match perfectly with this image.

Don't forget you still have until 11th May to enter the DT Call.....check out the details here.

Delicious Doodles - fantasy/mythical
Stamp something - digi
Pixie Dust Studio - under the sea


Oh la la...

Hello my fellow I am so excited this morning even though I am at work, The lovely Elaine asked if I would like to be in the Spotlight over on the Sugar Nellie Blog...and of course I had to say yes. I'm not sure which cards Elaine is picking from my blog so that's a surprise for me too, just this one as she asked me to make a new one. I was lucky enough to win one of Elaine's goodie bag..thanks so much Elaine, so I decided it was only right to use the products that came in the goody bag. The stamp is Oh La La from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie, which you can buy here from Mark the Funky Kit Man!! I coloured the image with copics although looking at her now, she looks like she is wearing spats. I thought the papers were just the perfect match for this stamp...not sure which make they are but they are so pretty!! I added some buttons, pins and ribbon...hope you like!!

The Crafty Pad -s spots and dots


Saturday, May 07, 2011

My first hanglar....

Hi folks...a quick post before I go and watch BGT...I have recorded it...I have to fast forward some of the rubbish!! Everybody has gone out tonight and left me all alone...Michael has been away with his friends since last night and won't be home until tomorrow, Holly has a sleepover at her friends and my hubby has gone to the pub with his peace and quiet to make this card although I started colouring this on Wednesday at the card class. I coloured this Hanglar(which I received from Elaine) with DI's...still practicing, the papers are from MME - So Sophie which I love, these are my favourite colours!! I stitched all the layers and then added some pearls and flowers.

CES - favourite colour
OSCC - birthdays
Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Just Magnolia - anything goes and the optional stitching
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Raise the Bar - flower power


Childhood Memories...

Good morning sweet stampers, I hope the weather is too bad wherever you's a bit rainy here!! Well this is the last weekend in my office....we have a big office move on Monday to a nice new building so hopefully all my stuff has been packed away and I will find it on Monday....I had to take my calculator, notepad and headset home with me on Thursday as I need them today and I would never manage without them.

The challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin is " childhood memories". When I saw this cute little Gorjuss Girl...I had to have her as reminded me of when I was younger...very much younger and my big, transparent bubble brolly. I also had a matching transparent raincoat...honest they were the fashion in those days although these big brollys are back in fashion. Holly has a few of these but she doesn't really like them cos they are too big but probably when I bought them I was thinking of how much I loved mine when I was little.

This week's sponsor Tiffany Doodles.

Tiffany Doodles

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 digis.


the monthly sponsor this month is Joanna Sheen.

....and one lucky winner will win £10 gift certificate to spend in their store.

So...for card I used papers from October Afternoon - Love Letters, the stamp is from Personal Impressions (please note although this is a Gorjuss Girl, it's not by Sugar Nellie)which I coloured with copics.

don't forget you still have time to enter the Sweet Stampin DT Call.

Watch out for my birthday candy coming soon to a screen near you!!

Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Mami Doodles - girly
Fairy Fun Friday - girly
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - friendship


Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I love a cuppa...

Morning everybody and another gorgeous day!! I thought I would get this card posted asap and then I can get on with some housework. I think this image sums me I have umpteen cuppas in the morning!! I know...too many isn't good for you...anyway...I have been colouring this image over the past few nights and practicing colouring with DI's...this is my first attempt. I have to's very therapeutic but does take much longer. The lovely Elaine sent me some card to use which is 100% better than the card I was using so may need to treat myself!! The papers are from MME - So Sophie which I cut into squares and then added some stitching to make a patchwork effect. I didn't want to add anymore layers as I thought it was busy enough with papers. I couldn't help myself...I had to stick on some of those flowers. I thought I would enter the Sugar Nellie Challenge on Facebook with this one as it's squares. I was also swithering about entering the Simply Sassy Banner competition too but I'm not sure if the colours are cold enough to match Elaine's....I'm going to give it a bash anyway!!

Don't forget there's still time to enter the DT CAlls at Sweet Stampin Challenge blog and Paper Sundaes Challenge blog.

OSCC - in stitches
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
Pollycraft - anything goes
Oldie but a goodie - flowers(I did buy this stamp about 6 months ago so hopefully that's fine)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Ladybug - going dotty (on brown paper)
Top tip Tuesday - anything goes
Simply Sassy - banner competition
Divas by Design - anything goes
Moving along with the Times - anything goes


Sunday, May 01, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Good afternoon my sundae bloggers and my second post today...scheduled!! Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is "your favourite hair colour".

Our sponsor this week is Karen's Doodles....and they are offering one lucky winner 3 digis from their store.

I have used papers from MME - Stella Rose Hattie collection. The image is called Flower girl from the Gorjuss Girl range at Sugar Nellie and I have coloured her with copics...she is one of my favourite Gorjusss Girls....I think. I used E49,E47,E37, E57, E29, E35 and E53 for her hair. I also added some flowers cut using my MFT - flower trio die and some buttons. I have entered the challenges below.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch/buttons
LinkSimon Says Stamp - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
MAWTT - anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goes
By the Cute and girly - anything goes
Crafters Companion - girls birthday


There's flowers in Dream Valley...

Morning campers....and the first of mt posts today. Today's challenge over at Dream Valley is "flowers" easy can that be?? you can make anything you like just as long as it fits our challenge and features flowers so pop over and see what the rest of the team have created!

Our sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts.

Who are offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate to spend in their online store.

I have used Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety papers....I wanted to go bold and these papers sprung to mind. The image is from My Gafico which I coloured with copics. The flowers have been cut using my favourite die ever...I think - MFT flower trio die. I have entered the following challenges.

Fairy Fun Friday
- April showers bring May flowers
Charisma Cardz - April showers bring May flowers
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - April showers
ABC DT Challenge - april showers bring May flowers