Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Little Fashionista...

Good morning folks and here I am, a day late but hopefully excused....I had to clear out my wee craft room as the glazier was coming to measure for a new window cos some charming child smashed my window with a snowball!!  so all measured and stuff back in room but to be moved back out on Thursday(I think) when he comes to fit it!!

So the challenge this week at Sweet Stampin' is "ribbons"...

Our sponsor this week is the fabby "Crafty ribbons" and we also have our monthly sponsor "The ribbon girl".

For my card I used papers from Echo Park - Love Story and layered them onto black card, the stamp is Fashionista from sugar Nellie which I have coloured with copics, I added a piece of ribbon and some gems and finished with a birthday message.


papers - Echo Park Love Story - My Mum's Craft Shop
stamp - Fashionista - Funky Kits
gems - in my stash
ribbon - in my stash


Stampin' for the Weekend - something girly
Copic markers - anything goes
Nutcrafters - cute and girly
ABC challenges - birthday cards
Bunny Zoe - anything goes


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cold and Frosty....

Good morning folks and no I am not about to start singing "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush" but it sure is a cold and frosty!!

This month's challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is of course "cold and frosty"....pop over and check out the inspiration from my teamies.

We are sponsored by the fabulous My Mum's Craft Shop...

...Kitty has received some brand new stock including those fabby die-namics!!

for my card i thought I would go with white on white look...I embossed 2 panels in white card, one dotty and one snowflakes and layered onto kraft card.  The image is from LOTV which I coloured with copics and then added some glitter. I punched the snowflakes and glittered them up also.  The message I also embossed and then cut out and finished with some tiny gems...hope you likey.

white card - in my stash
kraft card - in my stash
MS snowflake punch - in my stash
card candi - My Mum's Craft Shop
stamp - LOTV
Embossing folders - in my stash

Crafts 4 Eternity - punch it
Totally papercrafts - it's embossing time
Hannah and Friends - snowflakes


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Some news...

Just thought I would share some news with you before I go an organise dinner!!  Did you know there was a Guest Design Team Call at My Mum's Craft Shop??  Well there was...and guess who has been asked to be a Guest for the month of February??  That's!!  Yay!!
 I am so looking forward to getting started!!


Ruby...but in bluey green...

Hey everyone....isn't it baltic today?  The temperature it tells me just now is -1 which is warmer than it was first thing...was -3 then!!

 I have had to turn the heating up a wee bit too as Pepper got home from the vets yesterday and has most of her undercarriage shaved off...poor pooch!!  She was diagnosed over Christmas as having cancer so she has been poked and prodded to see what they can we are waiting on further test results coming back before a final decision will be made. :(

Now I had half made this card between last night and this morning ready for pouncing on the postie today with my new it!!  I also did try to go for another colour but I somehow coloured in blue...will save the pink for another day.

So the papers are from MME - Nutmeg collection which I layered onto bazzill card and distressed the edges, the stamp is from Personal Impressions which I coloured with copics, the flourish die is from Magnolia and the flower die is my new die-namics rolled hybrid heirloom rose received today, thank you Kitty!! I finished with some stickles and some tiny pearls made with my pearl pen.

papers - MME Indie Chic Nutmeg - stash
stamp - Personal Impressions Gorjuss Girl Ruby - stash
sentiment - stash
dies - Magnolia flourish - stash
dies - MFT Mini Hybrid Heirloom rolled Rose - My Mum's Craft Shop

Bunny Zoe - anything goes
Inky Chicks - anything goes
CR84FN - colour combo
Allsorts - dies and punches
Cute Card Thursday - beat the blues
Crafts and Me - something new (die)
Creative Inspirations - one for the girls


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kobie has a new store and candy...

hey folks...just thought I would let you all know that Kobie is back and she has a new store...full details are her blog and she has some yummy candy on offer too....


Oh...what to do...

Oh what to do today...OH is away to the vets today with our poor pooch so it will be a long day to see if she will be ok so I may have to otherwise occupy my time...housework or crafting...hmmm let's see!!

So my first card today is this one...I coloured the image yesterday and finished it last night, I'm not sure if those flowers are a bit OTT but hey they are there now and stuck!!

The stamp is from personal Impressions - Bluebird's Proposal which I coloured with copics.  The papers are from Echo Park - So Happy Together which i distressed and layered them onto bazzill card which I also distressed. I added a piece of matching lace and a little charm.  the flowers have been cut with different die-namics rolled rose dies, the flourish is from a magnolia die....and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up....oops almost forgot, I added some tiny pearls with my pearl pen.

Bunny Zoe - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes


Monday, January 14, 2013

Aw.....cute as a bug...

Good morning folks....yes I know it's unusual to get a post from me today but I am on holiday from work for a few days.....yay cardmaking...maybe some housework too!!

I was at a loose end last night so I sat and coloured this little image, the stamp is called Sympathy Bugs from Whimsy Stamps.  I coloured it with copics and shaded with polychromos.  The papers are from MME - Lost and found Oliver.  I distressed each of the layers of paper aswell as the layers of card...something a bit different for me.  the flowers have been cut withvarious die-namics rolled rose dies and I have also added in a Prima flower...think it's made from resin and then I added some stickles...hope you likey.

Bunny Zoe - anything goes
Stamptacular - sketch
Allsorts - dies & punches
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes


Sunday, January 13, 2013


Good morning folks...well I said yesterday we had no snow, well it's arrived today!! YAY!!

My card today is quite plain and simple although I followed the sketch over on the MFT blog. The papers are from Basic Grey - Little Black Dress collection, I stitched around the edges with pink thread and the distressed them.  The stamp is from Al la Modes Cheers from MFT and I paper pieced the dress with the same paper, I added a couple of tiny gems for earrings.  I added a couple of felt flowers which I made using the die-namics rolled rose.

Crafty Catz - buttons and bows
Hotshot Crafts - clean and simple
Simon Says Stamp - black and white with a splash of colour
Creative Creations - anything goes
Pretty Little ribbon Shop - flowers and ribbon
The Pink elephant - celebrate
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Check it out at Sweet Stampin'

Here I am...a bit late but as they say better late than!!  I had a few camera issues but all sorted now.

I am so glad the weathermen got it wrong today too as according to them this weekend we were to have severe snow and the temperature was to go down to was even that bad we had a code red at work and everyone had to take their laptops home for the weekend incase we can't get in on Monday but we can then work from home!!

today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "gingham" we know you all love gingham so we are looking forward to seeing your creations.

we are sponsored this week by Stamp & Create...

and we have our monthly sponsor The Ribbon Girl...


So for my card I have used papers from MME - Howdy Doody collection which I layered onto bazzill card, then I distressed all around the edges. The ribbon flourish is from Magnolia and the stamp is LOTV - Bumble Bee Fairy which I coloured with copics and then gave a little shading with polychromos. i think I have to say though...this is not my favourite colour combo....but thought i needed to something away from my usual...

Bunny Zoe - celebration
Creative Creations - anything goes
Lexi's creations - anything goes
Allsorts - dies & punches


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sugar Bowll challenge 99...

Good morning sugar fans and it's time for a brand new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl.

Gayle and Karen have decided to go 4 weekly and to remove the sketch and theme  and we will be going with "anything goes" for the time being.  So there will be no excuse and we will be expecting to see lots of entries as the sky is the limit!!

In addition, Gayle will also be awarding Eye Candy to some of the entrants so pop back to the Sugar Nellie blog next Thursday 17th January for further information on this.

As always the prize for one lucky winner picked at random is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from FunkyKits...

...over 100 entries then that prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps.

For my card I have used papers from MME - meadow.  I layered them onto bazzill card and distressed the edges.  i added some flowers from Wild orchid Crafts and I also made the rolled roses from a die-namics die. the stamp is Bella Bunting which has been coloured with copics.

Inky Chicks - anything goes
lexi's Creations - anything goes
Wild orchid Crafts - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - celebration
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes


If you haven't already seen the new Official Sugar Nellie Group on Facebook...then pop over to join in the fun!!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Peek a boo...

Good morning Sunday bloggers and my first post of the New Year...thought I would get this posted now as I have a busy day ahead of me. I need to make some soup, then I need to do the Facebook post and then I am helping my friend deliver some leaflets...which will be for about 3 hours...I am thinking of the brisk walking so some exercise in there.

So last night I doodled away colouring this little cutie and finished the card off this's a bit different and I think I like it although I'm not sure about the pink...

The papers are my new Basic Grey - Little Black Dress (although they are brown), the rolled flower has been cut with a MFT die-namics die and the leafy one is a magnolia die.  The image is Peek a Boo birthday from Sugar Nellie which as been coloured with copics and then glittered....hope you like.

Basic Grey - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - cute & girly
Simon Says Stamp - new something(new Basic Grey paper pad)
Crafty Calendar - new (papers)
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - furry friends
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Totally papercrafts - something new (papers)
Cute Card Thursday - new (papers)
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Bearly Mine - something old, something new (new papers, old stamp)