30 Nov 2009

Yummy Candy at "Stamping All Day"

Nicky over at Stamping all day has a super duper candy on offer you can win 6 of her own design circle stamps and guess what you get to pick which circle stamps you want from her shop
The photo above shows just a few that are available to buy in the Stamping all day online shop why not pop over and have a peek.
To enter the candy pop over to Nicky's Blog Here .....Good luck

Anyone for Hot Chocolate ??

This weeks theme over at Die cut Dreams challenge blog is "Hot Chocolate" who can resist such a yummy challenge , why not pop over there and see what creations our lovely DT made using this theme and while your there if you fancy entering you could to be in with a chance to win some tasty die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams.
To Make my project this week I used BG DP from the Archaic collection, Die cuts from my shop and the stamp is by Stampendous its called "Chocolate and Friends".
I hope you will pop over and join in our challenge this week .....have fun & keep warm.

29 Nov 2009

Sands of time

These 15 cards are on there way to Victoria who is giving away candy in return for our generosity, if you can make cards or gifts to raise funds for a charity very close to her heart.
You still have time to join in and send your handmade card and gifts to Victoria the candy is open until 9th Dec.
So if you do one good thing this week make it a card or gift for the sands group to sell for charity to make money for a great cause to help SANDs Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity:


Oval Tilda Candy winner

What a horrid day it is, the weather down here in Gosport is all the "D's" today .........dreadful, dark, dull and very damp !!! So lets brighten up the day by doing the draw for my oval Tilda image candy , coz its such a nasty day again my little Woody is bored again, no surprise there !!! lol, so he has helped with the draw again and thinks its so much fun wants me to do another little candy!, so I be back later with a new one
Right I won't keep you waiting any longer !! lol
So the winner picked out of the hat by our Woody again is .........
******CraftyAnny *******
Please email me your address Anny and I will send you the images tomorrow

27 Nov 2009

Baby its Cold Outside

Morning everyone its a lovely day down here in Gosport the sun is beaming although there is still a cold bite in the air, but who cares I am in the warmth of my craftroom for a morning of paper-play!!
This card is made with girlie Penny Black stamp and I have coloured her with Copic markers and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Old Paper colour.
All the papers used are from the BasicGrey colloection "Figgy".
I have distressed the papers with old paper ink again and stitched all the edges.
I used 3 Martha Stuart punches 2 different snowflakes which I punched Glitter card and one of the new deep edge punches.
The sheer blue ribbon is MayArts and the White pompom trim is from Paperchase
The gems are from my stash.
PBSC challenge Winter wonderland
Caardvarks Challenge colour an image
Stamping Vacation Challenge - Pick 3 challenge I picked Crystles. bow and glitter.
BasicGrey Challenge Glitz & Bling
Fun with Shapes & more Challenge monochrome blue
Paer Cutz Challenge
Hope you have a lovely craft day !!

26 Nov 2009

Hot Chocolate and Mice-mallows !!!

I only made a little hanging chipboard Christmas card today, not had a lot of time to craft, been out to do the big weekly shop which seems to get bigger every week as my 2 boys are growing so fast!!, and when the boys came home from school I had to give Reid a quick cooking lesson as he has a mock catering exam tomorrow so we had a practise run with an Apple Tarte Tatin which I will be enjoying later after dinner !! oh lovely calories, and then I had to put "mum the taxi driver hat" on and to take him to cadets which means I have to go back at 10pm to collect him so while I have a 5 minutes I thought I would make this quick post.
The image is the lovely cute "Henry mouse with hot chocolate" from Whiff of Joy I have coloured him with Copic markers and distressed the edge with old paper ink then stitched it.
The 2 different plaid designer papers are from K&co
The flower is from Prima which I sprayed it with glimmer mist and sprinkled it with a little glamour dust glitter but it doesn't show up well in the photo,
I set 2 eyelets and threaded twine so you can hang this chipboard Christmas card up
The Pink Elephant challenge plaid and brads (No ribbon)
WoJ challenge Christmas
Everybody-Art Open Challenge
Artful Inkables Challenge use chipboard
Stamping Vacation Challenge - Pick 3 challenge - I picked Bead,Pearls and glitter
Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge Winter/Christmas
Crafty Catz challenge Celebrating!
Lots to do Challenge open challenge
Pile it on challenge/Rub-ons
Papertake weekly challenge Christmas
Thanks for popping by have a great evening

25 Nov 2009

Living it up in Vintage Style !!!

This Anya really is living it up in Vintage Style !!! Look at her go !! lol
Yes another calendar well its that time of year isn't it !! and they do make great little gifts.
Now this one really isn't my style I don't normally make things in what I call drab colours like dark browns and greens but 2 challenges called for vintage this week so this is the result.
This one I coloured with promarkers and added little golden faux gems from Kaiser, flowers from Tabby crafts, the glittered DP is from MME and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz Adage ticket.
Other things I used; Distress ink from Tim Holtz, a Martha Stuart boarder punch, some glimmer mist I used to spray the flowers and lastly a little srinkle of glamour dust on the flower to add a little sparkle.
I have entered it in the following challenges;
Passion for Promarkers challenge Vintage
My Time to craft challenge Vintage
Anyone for Anya Challenge Fake it !! I used fake gems and flowers
Craft challenge A gift to give at Christmas
Thanks for dropping by , have a great day

Better late than never !!!

As you know our first challenge here at Susie's sassy challenge was a great success , but I forgot (must be my age !!) to give out the winners badge and the Top3 badge
The winner of our first challenge was the very talented Kym so please take your winners badge and I am so sorry its late Kym.
Then there are our Top 3 (sorry no prize) but you do get a top 3 badge for your blog and the lucky Top 3 are (in no particular order)
Mandy
Sam
Pinky

Please all 4 of you forgive my lateness and please all help yourselves to the badges

She's been !! WOYDW

Well as you can see the "tidy-up fairy" has been and waved her magic wand over my desk and all is tidy .....for now anyway (if you didn't see what it looked like this morning check it out Here), but I doubt it will look at all like this by next Wednesday of even by tomorrow as I have great plans to start creating tonight on this very desk, and I also have plans for the bar of chocolate (it will give me great inspiration while crafting I'm sure !!! he he ) I would like to say the fairy bought it with her but no my darling eldest son saw how hard I was working tidying up my craft area (with the fairy of course)and he popped out and treated his dear old mum, he's so sweet, (thanks Reid xx)
So there you have it I kept to my word and now have a tidy desk that is just begging me to see some action !!! lol
So if you haven't already joined in the fun why don't you take a photo of your desk top and show us "whats on your desk" today,
Just post your photo of your desk on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground blog and join in the fun of Whats on your desk Wednesday by leaving a comment on the WOYDW post there.
Come on girls let's have a rummage round your stash it's so much fun and you know you what too share your desk with us all !!! lol

WOYDW ; Before the fairies tidy!!

Today you get to see the before now and the the after..........a bit later, as its tidy up time I have so much "stuff" out I can't move, here is just a little look at the mess I have created while creating !!! lol and this is the tidier bit of the mess !! I can't possibly show you the rest I would be locked up !!! lol
So enjoy your afternoon I shall return this evening when the tidy-up fairy has cast her wand upon my desk ...............as if by magic !!!!
Well you've have had a good look around my mess, now do you feel like joining in the fun ?!!! ...........if so all you have to do is take a photo of your mess !!/ desk....... just as it is right now, don't go and tidy .....show us all the real you!!!
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........... you will soon become hooked and find you can't wait to get over to Julia's desk every Wednesday to join in the fun
Thanks for dropping by to check out my space, pop back later to see what magic the fairies have performed !!! lol

24 Nov 2009

Tilda All Wrapped Up

I here you saying "what no calendar" !! lol not this time I thought I would give them a rest for now and I have just made this Christmas Door Hanger using a kit from my shop Die cut Dreams
The images I have used are both from the New Christmas Magnolia collection and I masked up Tilda and then over stamped the mask with the snowflake ring, I coloured Tilda with Copic markers and distressed the edge of the die cut rectangle with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink then added glitter Stickles to the stamped snowflake ring to add a little frosty sparkle.
I cut the Glitter card snowflakes with 2 different Martha Stuart snowflake punches.
The the white snowflake brad and the "Merry Christmas" sentiment (which is a rub-on)are from Making Memories.
The brown Christmas flower is from a Prima Bauble, The gems are from MAMBI and the ribbon is MayArts.
The beautiful glass Dangle I made myself from glass lantern beads and pearls that I bought from the Newbury craft show back in the summer and the silver metal candy cane charm is from my stash.
Well I think that's everything I used to make this hanger, lots I know but I made it to fit lots of challenges as you can see below;
Just Magnolia challenge Masking
Double Dutch challenge Keeping warm
Everybody-Art Open Challenge
Stamping Vacation Challenge - Pick 3 challenge - I picked Beads,Pearls and Bow
Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge Winter/Christmas
Crafty Catz challenge Celebrating!
Lots to do Challenge open challenge
Magnolia down under challenge Christmas card or decoration
the One stop Craft challenge Snowflakes
Ildico Challenge choose any Christmas Song and let it inspire you I chose "Winter Wonderland"
Fab‘s Big Christmas Challenge Lady like theme and who could be more of a lady than my favourite Tilda !!!
Spoonful of Sugar challenge Brown with blue
Pile it on challenge/Rub-ons
Crafty creations challenge Metal, I have used a metal charm, chain and beads.
Three Clover Designs Challenge Christmas without red & Green
Papertake weekly challenge Christmas
Creative card crew challenge Favourite things for me that's Tilda and the Prima flower and lots of other things I have used here actually!!! lol
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and Thank you for all the lovely comments you have all been leaving me I really do appreciate the time you take

23 Nov 2009

A Little Pamper Time !!

I started the day off on a happy note today I woke up to find I was picked in the top 3 (yes again!!) at Stamping Vacation Challenge thank you Denise and I won the Creative card crew challenge thanks for picking me, So I am a very happy bunny today.
Oh Look another calender !! those ladies at the Secret crafter Saturday Challenge have started something when they ask us to make calenders this week!!! I just can't stop now.
To make this one I used the new Greeting Farm Pamper day stamp set, I stamped onto die cuts from my shop and coloured with copic Markers and added a Little frosted lace Stickles Glitter to the bubbles
To give it a finishing touch I used crystal gems from Kaiser, Prima Hydrangea flowers and Brads from Doodlebug Designs.
This is my favourite out of all the calenders I've made so far so this might not be leaving my desk !!!
I have entered this into the following challenges.
Any one for Anya Challenge blog Fake it (I have used faux Crystals and paper flowers)
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge Make a calender
Creative card crew challenge Favourite things for me that's Prima Hydrangea's
Stamping Vacation Challenge - Pick 3 challenge I picked Brads, Crystals and Glitter
I hope you have a time to pamper yourself & relax today !!! Have a fun day

Pink & Sparkly Lily

The light was not good here today so I will start off by apologising for the poor photo quality.
Anyway here is another one of my easel desk calenders Made the same as my last one only this time I used a die cut elegant rectangle which I put through the Swiss dots embossing folder
The image is the lovely new Lily from Greetings farm I have coloured her with Copic Markers and cut her out I have added ribbons and a stamped sentiment from Autumn Leaves and some gems to give a bit of sparkle.
I have entered this one into the following challenges;
I‘m a Bigshot Challenge Emboss a die cut on your Bigshot
Any one for Anya Challenge blog Fake it (I have used faux gems)
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge Make a calender
Also this fits with my fortnightly challenge theme this time , so that leads me to remind you that you still have over another week to enter I hope you will come and join in
Susie's Sassy Challenge Here before the 2nd of December
The theme this time is Pink and Sparkly so I look forward to seeing all your lovely entries.

Thanks for dropping , have a great evening

Its a Dogs Life !!!

I made this wall plaque for the Simon says challenge where the theme is Animal Antics this week and its also my DT piece for over on the Die cut Dreams challenge blog where this week the theme is "Puppy Love" so please pop over and see what my talented DT have created for this weeks theme.
The stamp I used is from Lelo Designs and I have coloured him with Copic markers, The papers are BoBounny and I have stitched them to the Bazzil card backing before I glued it to the chipboard base. I also used the Quickutz embossing folder (large dots) on a piece of core'diations card then I sanded it to show up the embossed dots.
I was very kindly given this award by the lovely Jacky who has a great blog full of her beautiful work so please pop over and take a peek.
Thank you so much Jacky I am touched you thought of me.
So now I need to list 7 things about myself that people might find interesting!!!! but you lot know all about me so this is gonna be hard !! he he
1.I love chocolate and am gonna be making a chocolate cake later this evening !!! shh don't tell my slimming world consultant !!! oops !!
2. I used to be a chef (for 22 years) and have had my own restaurant
3. I drink my coffee black and like my chocolate plain and adore them together !!
4. While I was a chef I cooked for many famous stars.
5. My favourite TV programmes are crime dramas
6. Things I hate on TV and would never watch is ; any Soap and any Reality Show
7. My Mother hates me !!! shocking but its true I've never been good enough for her, she hung up on me for the last time nearly 3 years ago and never rang back, so if anyone wants to adopt me let me know!! ? lol .
Now I should pass this on to 5 other bloggers, but I have had this award before and gave it out then so this time I would like to pass it to anyone who has left me a comment in the last week to say thank you for visiting my blog I really do appreciate all your comments ...thank you

Tilda Desk Calender

I made my first easel card yesterday....no this is not it, but when I was making the easel card I had a bit of a brain storm and remembered I have a lot of calender tabs so thought I would make a few easel shape desk calenders this is the first one
I used 2 Magnolia stamps and masked the first to layer them up, then coloured them with Copic markers, layered the circle onto a scalloped die cut from my shop and added it to the simple easel folded 4"x12" strip of card added a flower, gems and a simple sentiment and there you have it ....so easy
I have entered this into the following challenges
Just Magnolia challenge Masking
Caardvarks Challenge Colour an image
Three clover designs challenge Christmas NO red & green

22 Nov 2009

A little Taste of Sweet Tilda Candy

I have a little more candy to give away its 20 images from the Christmas Tilda Collection stamped in Mementos ink on 20 die cut ovals of Concord card.
These images are different to the Tildas I stamped last time as I only just bought these this week ......I must have missed them the first time round !! Now once you see them I know you will want to rush out and buy them they are just gorgeous !!!
This candy will close Next Saturday (28th) at 11.30pm and will be drawn sometime Sunday 29th .
To enter please display the above photo in your sidebar with a link to my candy to help spread the word and leave a comment on this post to let me know you have done that for me.
I will post anywhere, and if you don't have a blog just become a follower and spread the word by mouth for me