31 Dec 2009

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish everyone a very
Happy & Healthy New Year
Have fun tonight keep warm and stay safe
I look forward to blogging & crafting with you all in 2010

30 Dec 2009

Quixotic Happy New Year Candy

I have just seen over at the Quixotic Challenge blog they are very kindly giving away New year candy.
The Happy New Year candy is a MYSTERY GIFT PACK with a value of approximately £40! Wow!!! what a great candy, Entries must be in by Midnight GMT on Tuesday 5th January 2010. All you have to do to enter is mention the Quixotic fantastic candy in a post on your blog and show your own favourite card of 2009 (from your personal creations) on your blog so here is mine. I made this card for the October Breast Cancer awareness campaign Challenge. You can see the original post here

WOYDW at the end of 2009

Not to much going on at my desk today I am just colouring my Emma angel image for the new ABC Christmas challenge that starts today (there is a link in my side bar on the Wednesday challenge list) this week its "A" for Angel pop back later to see my card if I get to take the photo .....its so dark and dull down here in Gosport today.
Other things on my desk ? not much really I am fairly tidy today as I haven't really done that much crafting over the last week ....there are 2 packs of new stamps one just doodlebug designs Birthday nothing very exciting and the other a boarder of yummy chocolates now that seems more like it !! lol although I have eaten so many chocolates over the holiday I feel if I never see another it will be to soon !!! he he don't suppose I will feel like that for long !! but back to Slimming world next Monday so I had better put chocolate out of my mind for a good long while now !!
Fancy sharing whats on your desk with Julia and all the girls?? Well then just post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground blog to leave a comment and join in all the fun of WOYDW
Thanks for popping by to check out my little space, Happy New Year................

29 Dec 2009

Love thy Neighbour

My neighbour popped round this morning for a coffee bringing me some lovely flowers what a sweetie she is, while she was here she had to pop home for a few moments so while she had gone I made a quick dash to my craftroom and knocked up a quick calender for her with the aid of some K&Co Smitten Grand Adhesions glittered butterflies it was done in 5 minutes flat !! and she was thrilled
It fits one challenge, the Flutter By Wednesday challenge as this week Danni has an open challenge as long as your creation features a butterfly or fairy
Thanks for dropping by have a great evening

28 Dec 2009

Snowtacular! Stamptacular Challenge

Over at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge they have a Snowtacular! challenge so I thought I would start as I mean to go on and get one of next years Christmas cards done early !! ok very early !! lol
The things I used to make this card are;
Greetings farm Snowman stamp coloured with Copic markers
Inverted corner punch , MS deep scalloped lattice boarder punch & MS snowflake punch
MME boarder sticker
Cuttlebug snow words embossing folder
Elegant rectangle die cut from Die cut Dreams
Ribbon and sentiment recycled from My Christmas present wrapping from my lovely DT Denise (thank you darling)
Thanks for popping over keep warm, its freezing tonight

Thank You Suzi

Hi everyone I hope you are all still enjoying the holiday season and looking forward to your New Year celebrations and having fun playing with all your Christmas presents.
I bought this Greetings Farm Sassy Suzi stamp just before Christmas so this is my first chance to ink it up as I have had a few days without crafting....she is Pretty & Sassy too don't you think ?!! I coloured here with copic markers.
I used DCWV paper and textured card which I love, I stitched them and the image edges on the sewing machine, the beautiful roses were part of my Christmas present from my lovely DT Lisa (thank you darling) and I cut the leaves with my MS punch
I have entered this one into the following challenges
C4C challenge Sketch
Magical crafts Challenge Thank you
Rosie D‘s Challenge open challenge
Craft challenge Thank you
Papertake weekly challenge Thank you
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge your favourite products and/or techniques Mine my Janome
Roses on paper challenge colouring with your favourite medium mine is Copic markers
Thank you for popping by , have a lovely evening

27 Dec 2009

Nativity for Woody

This is my Nativity accordion card I made for Woody, he's a boy who know what he wants!!!
He asked me "Mum can you make me a card that's a book can it be mauve and can it have Joseph & Mary on ?" so this is what I came up with and it was a winner as he said it was just what he imagined only better which made me grin from ear to ear.
I thought I would enter it into the ATS Challenge this week as the theme is "Nativity".
I hope you all had a great Christmas
Enjoy your day

26 Dec 2009

Sales Start Today

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are set to have a fantastic new year .
I have noticed quite a few craft sales start today here are a few links to some I have seen so you don't miss out on a bargain !!!! happy shopping ..............
Sizzix Mega sale
All that Scraps sale
Bunny Zoe crafts sale
The Glitter pot sale
If I find more worth taking a look at I will post them here so check back later

24 Dec 2009

Getting the Young Crafters involved

We thought it would be nice to add another dimension to our new Christmas Club Weekly challenge , in the form of a little monthly award for our younger members.
So if you are 16 or under (or you know any budding young crafters please let them know) and would like to enter the weekly challenge hope over to Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club when it starts on the 16th of January to enter and just put your age next to your name when you put your entry in the Mr Linky.
At the end of each month we will look at all the young crafters entries and pick one young crafter of the month and you will get to display our "Young crafter of the month" badge on your blog and there might even be a little prize for you too!!! .
We look forward to seeing every ones entries .....until then have a great Christmas

23 Dec 2009

WOYDW Christmas !!!

No Porridge on my desk this week girls .....its Christmas and that means Chocolate !!!!! lol
No they are not all for me (although I do feel a little sick from pigging them !! he he ) I'm making up bags of Quality street to give out to the kids playing with Woody tomorrow.
I hope you are all ready for Christmas?, tree decorated, presents wrapped, Turkey stuffed etc !!!! lol.
Right whats on my desk this week ?......well I haven't done a lot of crafting over the last few days but I have still managed to make a mess !! I had an early present from Santa (well it was from Garry really!! he he) I know I shouldn't have it yet but I was to excited to wait and had to open it, its my new (and I must confess the best yet) Martha Stewart boarder punch .....its not actually a boarder punch like any other as it cuts a lace like ribbon its fantastic ......and I have heard that Santa is also gonna get me a Score-pal !!!coz I have been a good girl !!!
I had 2 present arrive by DHL courier this morning from my lovely friend Vikki you can see them on my desk and I have promised not to open them so they are now under the tree along with the other gifts I have been sent by my DT girls ....I must say I'm a very lucky girl this year. And I have had some really beautiful handmade cards from lots of lovely bloggers the one you can see on my desk arrived today from the lovely Donna, thanks Donna .
Oh and then there is a little pressie I got for myself the Spellbinders Shapeabilities fancy tags they arrived today and I love them, wasn't it just so thoughtful of me to buy them for me !! he he.
Well that's it I have to go I'm being summoned by Woody to come and see what he's made so I gotta say goodbye for now but if you feel like joining in the fun of WOYDW all you have to do is take a photo of your desk....... just as it is right now, don't go and tidy .....show us all of your Christmas creativeness!!!
Then just post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground blog and join in all the festive fun of Whats on your desk Wednesday by leaving a comment on the WOYDW post.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone

22 Dec 2009

Hidden Snowflake !!?

Our theme this week over at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog is "Hidden Snowflakes" why not pop over and have a peek and enter yourself.
Also if you don't want to put your Christmas crafting away and fancy getting ahead with next years Christmas cards and projects why not join us for our new weekly challenge at Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club and at the moment both Vikki and I have candy on offer to celebrate the new challenge blog you can find mine Here.
This is my entry into the following challenges
Anyone for Anya Challenge Last Christmas
Kaboodle challenge winter
Stampavia and more Challenge Snowman
Tuesday taggers challenge let it snow
I used the following to make this card;
DP from DCWV
Stamps; Snowman from Greeting Farm (coloured with Copic markers)
Sentiment stamp from Magnolia
Die cuts from my shop; Die cut Dreams
Doodlebug gems and glitter brad
Tools used;
MS snowflake boarder punch MS snowflake punches
Cuttlebug snowflake die
Ellison snowflake cut'n'emboss die
Sewing machine
SU tab punch
I hope you all have a nice warm day xx

20 Dec 2009

Sophisticated Tree

This sophisticated easel card is for one of my posh friends I hope she likes it
Its also my DT card for the Susie’s Sassy Challenge where the theme this time is "A touch of gold"
I have used the following to make this card
2 different Christmas cuttlebug folders
Brilliance Galaxy gold ink
Gold wax Rub
The sentiment is from magnolia
The flourish stamps are from WoJ
The large cracker and tree die cuts are from my shop
And the beautiful Golden Crystal gems are from Doodlebug Designs
I have entered into the following challenges
Alphabet Challenge J for Jewel
Craft challenge Free For all
Get Sketchy Challenge colour challenge
2 red bananas Challenge Tree
Lots to do Challenge open challenge
Corrosive Challenge Bling
Merry Christmas everyone

16 Dec 2009

Christmas Kiss for Tilda

At long last my Tilda card is finished I coloured her with copic markers stitched round all the edges of the DCWV DP and the Bazzill card stock , added tartan ribbon, Prima Christmas flowers, and the MM fancy brad, the embodied motif is an inspirables by EK success.
A simple card that took so long to make and fits so many great challenges
Friday Sketchers Challenge Sketch
Die Cuts R Us Challenge "Naughty or Nice"
Just Magnolia challenge Christmas
Tanda Challenge Cool to be Square
Our creative corner Challenge Christmas
Simon says challenge Merry Christmas
The Pink Elephant challenge Winter and/or Christmas
SophistiCat challenge XMAS THEME....ANYTHING GOES
Frosted designs Challenge Holiday
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge The recipe is: Use a Christmas theme, Add Ribbon, Use any current sketch challenge.
Little red wagon Challenge Sewing
Totally Gorjuss Challenge open challenge
Please scroll down as this is my 3rd post today.
So to see my WOYDW post read on !!!
Have a great evening everyone and be sure to keep warm

Anya Birthday GIrl

I didn't yet get a chance to finish my Magnolia card ...why you ask ? what have I been doing you ask? well the post bought me my new Anya stamps and I just couldn't wait to get them inked up!!
So this is my first creation with one, I really love them and this one was a dream to colour which I did with Copic markers.
The textured printed card and paper is from DCWV and I have stitch all the edges on my sewing machine , the flourish stamps I used are from Whiff if Joy and the glitter butterfly is punched with an MS punch, the Crystal gems are from MAMBI.
The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas and the red glitter brad is from creative imaginations
Tanda Challenge Cool to be Square
Totally Gorjuss Challenge open challenge
Creative Belli Challenge Flourish
Anyone for Anya Challenge Bling
Flutter By Wednesday challenge Sketch and Butterfly
Little red wagon Challenge Sewing
Cup Cake Challenge 5"x5" Birthday card


Morning all..............Its freezing down here in Gosport today I'm sure its the same all over the UK, my desk was ice cold when I came down this morning and I have had to put a throw over me leather mastermind chair that I sit in to craft as it was so cold it sent a shiver up my spine, unfortunately we don't have the luxury of central heating here, we were going to put it in when we bought the place 5 years ago but didn't get round to it and as we are moving next year (coz they are knocking our place down to redevelop that's another story !!) it seemed silly to do any extra work to it, so hopefully this time next year we will be tucked up in our new house with (I hope) heating.
Still there is an upside to not having central heating Garry pops the hot water bottles our bed half hour before we go up and then we get to snuggle to keep warm ...what could be more romantic !!! lol
Anyway I better stop there and move to whats on my desk today.............well first things first a nice cup of strong black "hot" coffee and quite a bit of mess , but among all the crafty clutter there is the beginnings of my last family Christmas card, its gonna be for Woody who requested a card with Joseph and Mary and as I don't have a stamp with them I decided to use the Sizzix people so that's my next card to finish and I have coloured mistletoe Tilda ready for my just Magnolia challenge card, if I get it finished on time you will see it on the blog later today.
Also on my desk you can see a new MS cupcake stamp and punch set that just came from Simon Say Stamps in the USA which I bought with a voucher that I won on the The Creative card crew challenge so thanks guys for the great prize, I chose a set of Prima corner stamps too which are also on my desk.
There is another new MS boarder punch its the snowflake one I got that a couple of days ago for the bargain price of about £10 from Bunny Zoe crafts she has a sale on.
So do you fancy sharing whats on your desk with Julia and all the girls?? Well then just post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground blog and join in all the fun of Whats on your desk Wednesday by leaving a comment on the WOYDW post there so all the girls can come and have a rummage round your desk........... you will soon become hooked and find you can't wait to get over to Julia's place every Wednesday (to meet up with all the crafty girls that take part every week !!)
Thanks for dropping by to check out my little space, have fun................

15 Dec 2009

Glitter Me Silly Kit

This is my DT project for over at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog this week where the theme of the week is "Glitter me Silly" you can make anything you wish as long as it sparkle with glitter ....oh I love a bit of glitter don't you !!?
I made another Easel this time its a calender and I used a sweet stamp from LOTV and glitter papers DCWV .
I gave all my DT a kit with the same ingredients to see what they all came up with this week, so why don't you pop over to the Die cut Dreams challenge blog to see what beautiful creations they all made and the prize for the challenge this week is a kit the same as the DT got plus 10 extra assorted stamped images. Why not enter the challenge and get a little glitter on your fingers
I have also entered this calendar into the Totally Gorjuss Challenge who have an open theme this week
And at the Create 4 Fun challenge they want us to make Easels.

14 Dec 2009

For the Love of Garry

This is my Christmas card for my darling husband Garry, the lovely CC Designs Emma and Trevor represent Garry and I sitting on a bench at the beach with our mug of hot coffee from our flask !! lol how sweet
I masked up Emma and Trevor before over stamping the bench to make it look like they are sitting on the bench when this is really 3 separate stamps, I coloured them with Copic markers.
The DP is BasicGrey from the Figgy collection which is my favourite I also used Tim Holtz old paper distress ink round the edges before stitching the edges.
The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Adage ticket, other things I have used are;
Cream flowers from Prima
MAMBI Sparkly Crystals
Pink foil snowflakes cut with Martha Stewart punches and a loopy Martha Stewart boarder punch
The silver Snowman charm is from Making Memories
And the flock brad is from Deja View's.
I have made this card to also cram into loads of challenges ;
Simon says challenge Let it snow
The Creative card crew challenge Silver or gold
Corrosive Challenge Walking in a winter wonderland
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge Bling it up
If the shoe fits Challenge Let it snow
Create 4 Fun challenge Easel card
Fun with Shapes & more Challenge Snowflakes
C4C challenge Snow
Our creative corner Challenge Christmas
The Secret Saturday Challenge Snow
Ginger snap challenge sanding
Paper Cutz Challenge snowman or snowflake
Stamp something challenge Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant challenge Winter and/or Christmas
SophistiCat challenge IT'S XMAS THEME....ANYTHING GOES
Frosted designs Challenge Holiday
One stop craft Challenge Christmas Love
BasicGrey Challenge Colour combo Pink Blue & cream
Kaboodle challenge Sparkling winter

13 Dec 2009

Frosty the Snowman

Morning all, its cold and frosty again down here in Gosport today bit like my card !!
I have made this easel card for a friend of mine who I think will love it as she likes this sort of style . I love this snowman stamp he's kinda spooky don't you think !!
Let me tell you what I used to make it; I coloured the snowman stamped image with copic markers all the DP is from the BG figgy collection and the card stock is all textured Bazzill card.
I stitched all the card and paper on my sewing machine using several different stitches.
The snowflake in the top corner is cut and embossed with an Ellison cut n embosslit and then I sanded it with sand paper on the white core blue DCWV textured card.
The snowflake in the middle of the card I cut using the Sizzix snowflake die in chipboard and then I used Tim Holtz broken china distress ink on it and then covered it in 3-D crystal lacquer and sprinkled it in Crystal art glitter.
The snowflake on the base is from DCWV, the Gems are from Kaiser and the snowflake charm and white fibre is from my stash.
There are a lot of snow/ Snowflake challenges out there at the moment and I managed to get a couple of technique challenges onto this card as well............
I’m a big shot Challenge Cut your own Chipboard glitter shapes
Simon says challenge Let it snow
The Creative card crew challenge Silver or gold
Corrosive Challenge Walking in a winter wonderland
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge Bling it up
If the shoe fits Challenge Let it snow
Create 4 Fun challenge Easel card
Kaboodle challenge Sparkling winter
Fun with Shapes & more Challenge Snowflakes
C4C challenge Snow
Our creative corner Challenge Christmas
Pile it on Challenge Chip chip
The Secret Saturday Challenge Snow
Ginger snap challenge sanding
Paper Cutz Challenge snowman or snowflake
Stamp something challenge Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant challenge Winter and/or Christmas
SophistiCat challenge IT'S XMAS THEME....ANYTHING GOES
Frosted designs Challenge Holiday

Trevor Decorating the Tree for Reid

I made this Christmas card for my son Reid and for this weeks ATS Challenge where the theme is snowflakes.
I coloured the CC Designs Trevor and the Christmas tree with Copic markers the sentiment is also from CC Designs.
The snowflakes I cut with an MS punch from DCWV DP then added some aqua ice Kaiser gems, the large snowflake I die cut in pale aqua card sprayed it with spray mount adhesive and sprinkled it with Glamour dust to give it some twinkle.
I stitched the edge of the card on the sewing machine.
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday

12 Dec 2009

HoHoHo Santa Emma

I have been messing about all day today and had a bit of a mental block ...its taken me all day just to come up with one card!!!! and this is it , but by the time I had finished messing about I had lots the light so the photo is pants!!! ....sorry.
I make up this Sugarplum Santa Emma stamp from CC Design to make it look as if she is sitting on the gifts
I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz peeled paint distress ink and stitched it to a scalloped mat
I glittered the die cut HoHoHo and added some big ruby gems to give some sparkle and punched the edges of my easel card to add detail
This is for the following challenges;
Winter Wonderland challenge HoHoHo
Our creative corner Challenge Christmas
Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge Sparkle Baby
Stamp something challenge Winter wonderland
Create 4 Fun challenge Easel card
Frosted designs Challenge Holiday time
Charisma cardz challenge Red & Green and either White or silver
Everybody-Art Red & Green

11 Dec 2009

Personalized Candy

Aren't these personalized stamps just wonderful, they give your work a really professional finishing touch.
Would YOU like the chance to win one ..........................
............Well over on the Magnolia down under blog Kellie has some candy on offer.
So why not pop over and help her spread the word for a chance to win