Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lovely Rose..

Well here we are with the second of my posts today...I just had to colour this one as soon as she arrived yesterday... The stamp is from Personal Impressions - Rose which I have coloured with copics. The papers are from Basic Grey - Kissing Booth which have been layered onto kraft. I added a few felt and kraft flowers which I cut using my fabby MFT flower trio die - my most favouritest die and tied a button on with some twine. I finished with some glitter on Rose's dress.

Charisma Cardz - pretty in pink
My Mums Craft Shop - flowers
simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Basic Grey - favourite things
The Kraft Journal - tie it up
Joanna Sheen - Celebration
Hotshot Crafts - flowers
Moving along with the Times - blooming marvellous
Stamp & Create - anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - pink


Sweet Stampin' DT card

Good morning bloggers, I hope you are all well this morning!! Well we have had wind, rain, sleet, snow, frost and ice this week and most of it all in the same!! So today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "animals".

We have our monthly sponsor - Joanna Sheen who is giving one lucky winner a £10 voucher for her store.

and also the weekly sponsor - Di's Digi downloads who is also giving a $10 voucher for her store.

Di's Digi Downloads
So for my card I have used papers that were in my stash and I have no idea where they are from, the stamp is from LOTV - Balloon Bunny which has been coloured with copics. I cut out a few stars and a little message...

Dream Valley - animals
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge #76

Good morning sugar fans....I hope you are all playing with your new rubber from the last release of stamps...I thought so. In that case you are in luck as there is a new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. This fortnight's challenge is the sketch below....

...of course as always there is the added option of Paper Piecing. The prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits.

I love paper piecing although it does take a bit of time but very therapeutic!! So I have used papers from Fancy Pants - Love Story collection. I pieced everything other than the hair and skin. I edged each of the layers with some doodling....seems to be my new thing at the moment. I added some flowers which I cut using my MFT flower trio die and stuck some pearls in the centres....

My Mums Craft Shop - flowers
Whimsy Inspirations - pearls
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Karen's Doodles - paper piecing
Paper Sundaes - paper piecing
DYSU - ribbons
Moving Along with the times - Blooming marvellous
Hotshot Crafts - flowers


Monday, January 23, 2012

Check this out...

Check this candy out here.....I would so love to win this....I would be a good girl forever!!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Best Day Ever...

Good morning folks and a wee scheduled post this morning. when I say best day ever...I don't mean that I am having the best day ever, that's the name of this little stamp from Sugar Nellie...isn't she sweet?? I have coloured this little cutie with polychromos....still more practice needed. I have used papers from Jillybean Soup - Apple Cheddar Soup and they are almost all gone but I will need to buy more as I lurve these papers. Yes again I have doodled and layered onto kraft. I added a ribbon and a bow and some gems.

Whilst I am working hard at work I hope my hubby has returned my new coat I bought yesterday. Put it on last night and the security tag is still on it. The shop assistant was too busy blethering and I didn't notice she hadn't taken it off...anyway my bargain £75 reduced to £20....all the more pennies for crafty goodies.

Remember to pop over to Sweet Stampin' for a new challenge today.

CLP - sketch
Crazy for challenges - child's birthday
Pixie Dust Studio - we're going dotty
Paper Sundaes - #89 lots of layers
Paper Play - ribbon


Friday, January 20, 2012

Fifi goes shopping...

Good morning folks, well the snow from yesterday seems to have disappeared for the time being although it's very frosty and baltic!!

Well you know it would only be a matter of time before Fifi would be on my blog and here she is...I love Fifi just as much as her pal Pippi..they are best pals on my desk!!

For my card today I have used a mix of papers from First Edition - Up and Away and Jillybean soup - Apple cheddar of my favourite colour combos. I have layered them onto kraft, seems to be my thing at the mo, oh and my other thing is the doodles. I distressed each of the layers..the stamp is Fifi goes shopping from sugar Nellie which I have coloured with copics. I added some glitter to the furry bits on her boots and jacket. The flowers have been cut with my MFT flower trio die which also doodled, the felt flower has been cut with the same fie and I threaded some twine and a button on to it....finished with a message and some gems.

My Mums Craft Shop - favourite colour combo
The Kraft Journal - stamp it pretty
Squigglefly - button it up
The Pink elephant - favourite colours
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - buttons, boes, bling and blooms
Pixie Dust Studio - going dotty
Totally Papercrafts - make your own flowers
Paper pretties - glitter
Paper sundaes - past challenge - #89 lots of layers
Crafty Catz - buttons and bows
Joanna Sheen - celebration


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A wee quickie tonight

I folks, hope you are all well. Just to let you know my friend Karen has finally got around to making a blog and she has posted her very first card and a Sugar Nellie one at that. I would love for you to pop over and visit her and give her some encouragement....check out her blog here.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Little birdie love....

Hi folks and my second post today!! I couldn't wait to ink up this little cutie but I had a bit of a bother getting her as she slipped out of her packaging and went AWOL in the post along with some buddies...all safe and sound now!!

I have made this card for Michael to give to his girlfriend on Valentines Day...I hope they both like it.

So for this card I used my brand new papers from Fancy Pants - Love Collection...delish!! The stamp is from Personal Impression and is called Bluebird's proposal although I have made it pink....mmm perhaps I should have made it blue for a boy, oh well never mind!! I coloured the stamp with copics. I added some pom pom ribbon, felt flowers and hearts which were die cut, oh and also a couple of buttons threaded with black twine....bought all these from Sew Sweet. I cut the message from the same papers and finished off with some pearls. Forgot about the stitching and I tried something a bit different to kind of match in so I made it look like a heart beat.....well it's supposed to!

Sweet Stamps - hearts
The Pink elephant - hearts
There's Magic in the Air - from the heart
Paper Sundaes - saturated colours(the image has 4 shades of red...hope that is saturated)
Crafters Companion - love is in the air
The Alphabet challenge - You choose
Crafty Catz- use something new(everything on the card is new)
Delicious doodles - something new
Simply Create Too - more than 2 layers
Paper Play - in stitches
My Mum's Craft Shop - girls
My time to Craft - hugs & kisses
Cupcake - something new
Crafty Calendar - news, news
Challenge up your life - bingo( ribbon, buttons, die cuts)
CMC Copic challenge - hot pink
Designed to Delight - include a heart
Papertake Weekly - Die cute


Check out these faeries...

Good morning Saturday bloggers and my scheduled post. Well it's a bit frosty this morning...brrr!!

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "glitter, shine, bling"....plenty of choice of shinyness out there.

We have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen...

...who is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift certificate.

and our weekly sponsor Emerald Faeries..

who are giving one lucky winner 2 of those gorgeous digis!!

For my card I have used Fancy Pants - Winterland papers, which are new!! The image is Isabella from Emerald Faeries which I coloured with copics and then glittered up her wings. To finish I added the message and a few flowers.

Stamptacular - sketch
Totally Papercrafts - spots & stripes
Moving along with the Times - spots & stripes
Simon Says Stamp - spots & stripes
anything goes - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
Birthday Sundaes - birthday


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Just a wee quickie to let you know that there is a DT Call over at Sweet Stampin'.


If you would like to be considered then check out the full details on the Sweet Stampin' challenge blog.


Sugar Bowl Challenge #75

Good morning sugar addicts...and a new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl today. This fortnight's challenge is the lovely Erika's sketch below and of course the additional option of "birthdays."

The prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps of their choice from Funky Kits but if there is over 100 entries then the prize is 6 Sugar Nellie stamps.

So for my card I have used First Edition papers, that gorgeous stamp is Fashionista which I coloured with my new polychromos...not sure how long I will call them "new"!! I layered the papers onto bazzill card and distressed the edges. to finish I added a few flowers and gems.

Now there's new Sugar on sale from tomorrow so no excuse not to take part and show of your new rubber and check out the sneaky peeks over at the Sugar Nellie blog.

My Mums Craft Shop - girls
Anything goes - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
lexi's Creations - anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - blue
Birthday sundaes - birthday sentiment
Dream Valley - anything goes
CES - anything goes


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Good evening...

Good evening folks....well at a bit of a loose end and I am tired as I have been at work all day and my eyes are seeing numbers, rotas and shifts!! It will be like that for the next 3 weeks....aarrrgghh!!

I was having a wee browse and saw The Stamp Man were holding their annual awards so I thought why not enter.

Now you have to choose your best or favourite project from 2011 and although this was difficult as I think most of the cards that I have made are special to me in some way but I have chosen this one as my favourite which I originally posted here.

This one was of the first cards I made colouring with Distress Inks. I was completely inspire by the lovely Elaine who colours with DI's and Nick Bantock Inks and does it amazingly. I absolutely love colouring with them too and yes I do need more practise but I did take almost 4 hours to colour this Sassy so I think it deserves to be my favourite!! The stamp is Apple of my Eye from Sugar Nellie which you can buy here from Funky Kits. the papers I have used are fabby too, they are Apple Cheddar Soup from Jillybean Soup.


Friday, January 06, 2012

It's Pippi....

Well I said Pippi would be along soon, so here she is. I think there seems to be a bit of an orange thing going on here...don't you think??

Just a quickie...the papers are from Jillybean Soup - Apple cheddar Soup, which I have layered and stitched. I dyed the TH ribbon and flowers with Spiced Marmalade DI. The stamp is of course Pippi Longsocks from Sugar Nellie which I coloured again with my new polychromos.

Totally Papercrafts - sketch
Prairy Fairy - things with sparkly wings
simon Says Stamp - something new(new pencils)
Paper sundaes - something old, something new(new pencils, everything else is old)
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Fairytale Challenge - something new (pencils)
Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes(new stash)


It's orange...

Good morning my fellow the storms have calmed down, it's now white outside!! I will be glad when this winter is over, perhaps that means we will have a good summer... Well I have been doodling away colouring with my new polychromos, and I think they do take a bit of practising. I haven't quite mastered the blending to get the same effect you get with copics or promarkers but I am not giving up as I really like them!

So, I have used Peek a Boo birthday from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with my new polychromos as I said, the papers are scraps that I have left from Echo Park - Country Drive, I must order more as I really like these papers. I also added some stitching and distressed the edges of the layers to cove up my wonky cutting...think I pulled that one off!!

Will be back shortly with Pippi!!

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Craft Your Passion - anything goes plus distressing
Stamps R Us - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - free and easy
The Pink elephant - anything goes
Ladybug - anything goes with your new stash(pencils)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with new stash
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
Little Miss Muffet - new something
Fab 'n' funky - something new
Inky Impressions - anything goes
PaperShelter - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - something new
Simply Create 2 - more than 2 layers


Sunday, January 01, 2012

It's Bella...

Ok up is Bella!! When I saw Bella on Elaine's blog she made me realise how adorable Bella is so i needed to give her some colour!! So last night whilst waiting on Big Ben striking I decided to make a start.

The papers are from Fancy Pants - Summers End, and I have coloured Bella using my new polychromos...gosh does it take long. I think I am quite happy with how the colouring went apart from Bella's cankles...they look a bit patchy!! I dyed those TH flowers to match the card and added a wee message!!

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Fussy & Fancy - birthday
The Secret Crafter - anything goes
Totally gorjuss - happy
paper sundaes - something old, something new(polychromos)
Creative Inspirations paint - something new(polychromos)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Sarah hurley challenge - colouring
4 Crafty chicks - something new(polychromos)


Happy birthday Sophie...

Good afternoon New Year bloggers and her I am with my first posting of 2012. This card has taken me all day to make!!! The poapers I have used are from MME - Mischevious collection which have been layered onto kraft. The image is Pillow Talk from the simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie. I coloured the hair and skin with copics and then paper pieced the rest with the matching papers. The flowers were cut using my MFT flower trio die, I added buttons an twin to the centres. I gave the whole card a doodled effect around the edges...quite like that look, I think it's cool and funky and goes well with this Sassy.

Hope Sophie likes this as it's her 18th tomorrow....

A Gem of a challenge - sketch
MFT - GDT competition
Daring Cardmakers - spots and stripes
Everybody Art - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - anything goes
pixie dust Studio - numbers
Charisma - anything goes
Crafters companion - anything goes