31 Jan 2010

Stamptacular- Tilda's got the Winter Blues !!

The theme this week at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge is WINTER BLUES! which fits my mood right down to the ground as I will be blue until the spring has sprung !! lol I really dislike the 3 months that follow Christmas ...cold and dreary but pretty little Tilda looks all wrapped up to keep out the winter blues don't you think.
To colour Tilda I used Copic markers, The DP is BoBunny and the die cuts are from Die cut Dreams
Keep warm have a great evening

Candy Cane in a Winter Wonderland

Over at the Winter Wonderland challenge this week the theme is "Candy cane , red & white" not only that they have a blog hop and its their very first one so its kinda special.
To make this card I used one of last Christmas Whiff of joy stamps coloured (badly !!! lol,I don't like red!!) with Copic markers , the sentiment stamp is from Magnolia stamped on a nestie tag and a distressed mat. All die cuts used are from my shop Die cut dreams and the DP is from DCWV.
Hope you have a lovely evening

30 Jan 2010

Blooming Good Friends

This is my entry into the new Totally Paper Craft Challenge that started yesterday the first challenge theme is "Friends"
I have used this lovely Stamping Bella image coloured it with Copic markers.
The stamp I used to to make the background is from the set of "Conversation Dots" from Hero Arts.
The flower I made from Designer polka dot tissue paper, I punched it with my SU scalloped circle punch and scrunched them up and layered them before stitching a button to the center
This card is also entered into the following challenges
Die Cuts R Us Challenge Ribbon
Stamping Vacation Challenge - Pick 3 challenge- Use an image that has something on it that starts with a "L" Ladies, Tear an edge of paper, Repeat any shape at least 3 times rectangle and square and the flower is made from several scalloped circles.
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge a touch of green
The pink elephant challenge polka dots/ pink/ and a bow (which is on the lady's top
Paper play challenge pink green white
2 red bananas Challenge Stamp your own background
Cute card Thursday challenge Blooming Gorgeous!
This is my 3rd post today please scroll down to see the other 2 thanks have a great evening

Miss you Mum !!

To make this card I used one of Alison Acton's beautiful new stamps from Whiff of Joy I coloured it with Copic markers and distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz inks before stitching on the sewing machine.
The flower I made by punching scalloped circles of Blueberry Hill paper and scrunching them up then adding a sewn butter to the center.
The base card is just half a sheet of 12"x12" soft petrol coloured textured card stock folded in half to made a 6"x6" card
The die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams
I am entering this one in to the following challenges
Sophisticats Challenge Miss you
Die Cuts R Us Challenge Ribbon
Cute card Thursday challenge Blooming
WoJ challenge sketch

Chocolate Christmas

This week over at Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club we are very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs Roberta is offering the winner of this weeks challenge 3 of her lovely digital images .
Pop over to the Prairie Fairy Designs website and check out Roberta's gorgeous selection of digital images.
Hop over to Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club as Roberta gave the design team some of her images to make this weeks challenge samples
The theme for this weeks challenge is Non traditional Christmas,
So I went for
a chocolate Christmas !! lol
To make this card I used the cute "Roo-cat Sliding" from Prairie fairy isn't he fun
I coloured him with Copic markers and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink and used my Heidi Swapp distress tool on the edges of the designer paper which is from Rusty pickle, I also used some MME boarders.
Chocolate flitter glitter card cut with my MS snowflake punches.
Flowers by Prima and and the fancy brad is Paperie Mocha by Making Memories
The sentiment stamp is from Magnolia stamped on a nestie die cut fancy tag and its all sewn together on my sewing machine.

29 Jan 2010

The Way To A Mans Heart !!!

Oh isn't that just the truest saying ever, men love their food and I'm sure all you girls will be cooking up something yummy for your man this valentines day.
Well I think Tilda has cooked up these heart shape cookies for the love of her life "Edwin" for Valentines don't you !!? lol This is an old Magnolia stamp but I still love her.
I have coloured Tilda with Prisma Pencil this time just for a change and highlighted with a little pale grey Copic marker to add a shadow, the flourish stamp is from Hero Arts Stamped with Tim Holtz distress ink which I also used to distress the papers.
I used my Heidi Swapp distress tool to rough up and distress the edges of the old DCWV paper from the Kitchen stack that I have had for some time now but was saving them for ...well you know how it is !!! lol .
I also punched the flowers and leaves from the same paper
The little wooden button was given to my by a lady on eBay who I bought some other bits from.
Other tools I used were an MS boarder punch and of course as my Sewing machine
There are so many lovely Valentine theme challenges running this week so I am entering this in to the following;
Just Magnolia challenge Hearts & Flowers
Allsorts challenge Hearts & flowers
Little red wagon Challenge Hearts
Creative Belli Challenge Hearts
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Free style
Ooh La La Challenge Distressing
Cute card Thursday challenge Blooming Gorgeous
Lexis Creations Challenge Valentines
Raise the bar Challenge Use older paper from your stash
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines
Fussy & Fancy Challenge Hearts
Have a great evening and enjoy your weekend thanks for visiting

Rose's Are Red Violets are Blue

This is the card I made for my DT at Susie’s Sassy challenge isn't this a cute image the stamps is from C.C. Designs its called Swiss Miss Rosalie with Roses she is a dream to colour I used Copic markers this time and the papers are by BoBunny from the heart throb collection the flowers are by Prima, the lovely brads are from Doodlebug designs.
The other stamps (sentiments and hearts etc) and the punches I used are all from SU.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Little red wagon Challenge Hearts
Creative Belli Challenge Hearts
Crafty Catz challenge Love
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Free style
Allsorts challenge Hearts and flowers
One stop craft Challenge Love & Kisses
Cute card Thursday challenge Blooming Gorgeous
Lexis Creations Challenge Valentines
My Time to craft challenge Elegant rose
Caardvarks Challenge Red Hearts
Fussy & Fancy Challenge Hearts
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines
Have a great day

28 Jan 2010

Just The Two Of Us


Hi I am totally in love with the new spring set of CC Designs Sugarplums aren't they just adorable !!
For this one I have used Copic markers to colour and distressed all the edges with Tim Holtz old paper Distress ink before stitching.
The die cuts are from my shop and the paper is from the capsule collection pad the pink card is SU texture card.
I used the MS lace punch and the flowers were a Christmas present from Denise, Tab gave me the Heart pins last year but I have been hanging on to them for valentines and the silver butterfly charm is from my shop.
I would have had this posted earlier coz I coloured it last night left it on my desk but came back to find my lovely thoughtful husband had made me a black coffee but hadn't realized he had dripped one splodge of coffee right in the middle !!! bless his heart, but I didn't tell him off ....now that's real love isn't it !! he he
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Little red wagon Challenge Hearts
Creative Belli Challenge Hearts
Crafty Catz challenge Love
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Free style
Allsorts challenge Hearts and flowers
Ooh La La Challenge Distressing
One stop craft Challenge Love & Kisses
C4C challenge Pretty in pink
Colour create Challenge soft pink, soft blue, white and silver
Our creative corner challenge Sketch
Cute card Thursday challenge Blooming Gorgeous
Quixotic Challenge Flutter by butterfly
Lexis Creations Challenge Valentines
My Time to craft challenge Elegant rose
Flutter By Wednesday challenge butterfly
Raise the bar Challenge Use something someone gave you (Tab gave me the Heart pins)
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines

ATS Challenge Spring Emma

Afternoon all I hope you are all well today, we are having a bit of a grey day down here in Gosport no rain but it looks like it might later or even snow its that cold !!
For this card I used a cute C.C. Designs stamp from the new spring sugarplum kit , I coloured her with Copic markers and added a few flowers to make this globe card for this weeks ATS Challenge where this week the theme make a globe shape card.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog

27 Jan 2010

Hang Up Your Heart To Say "I love You!!"

Hi everyone, I have used another of Jolanda downloads from the Cards etc shop to make this hanger, I printed the heart download out on polka pink card and polka white card and on plain white card and cut and layered all 3 to make the heart then I cut by eye the large black heart out of thick black card then U distressed the edge of the black heart with my Heidi Swapp distress tool and then stitched round it on my sewing machine.
The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Petaloo, the brads are more of my Christmas present from my DT Denise xx
To finish it off I added a thin string of small glass crystals to hang it up
This was so simple to make and is a nice big size of approx 8"x8" but the beauty of the download is that you can make it any side you want.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Little red wagon Challenge Hearts
Creative Belli Challenge Hearts
Crafty Catz challenge Love
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Free style
Allsorts challenge Hearts and flowers
Ooh La La Challenge Distressing
One stop craft Challenge Love & Kisses
C4C challenge Pretty in pink
The Pink Elephant challenge Polka dots, Pink and Bow
Crafty card makers hearts & Romance
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines
Don't forget tonight at midnight there will be a new Susie’s Sassy challenge posted here and I know you'll love the new theme so pop back and join in the fun if you can
Thanks for popping by and commenting I really appreciate it
Have a lovely evening

CC.Designs Sugar Plum Spring Candy Kit

Kellie Winnell has some fantastic candy in the shape of no less than the new CC Designs Sugarplum Spring kit !!! Wow its so sweet
See the photo above featuring the amazing cards Kellie has been making with this gorgeous kit.
The Candy will run till Thursday 18th of FEB and the winner will be announced on the Friday 19th of FEB

WOYDW Chocolates or Not !!?

Morning ladies another Wednesday here already the weeks are flying by spring will be here soon and I can't wait I hate the cold and its reading -2 on my computer widget here in Gosport and Garry has gone to work and left the top window open in the lounge (which I can't reach to close) and I'm freezing ...wait till he gets home !!! Grrrrr
Well anyway I'm back down off cloud 9 this week after my 5Min's of fame in the Magnolia ink Mag and there's not much going on my desk today I am fairly tidy, although nothing has changed in my storage space that I showed you last week I have sorted out a bit but don't you find in order to sort out you need to make more mess well that's the stage I am at at the moment over there.
I wanted to show you what naughty Vikki sent me as a pressie see the lovely box of chocolates on my desk well would you believe they are fake !!! lol they look so real and my eyes lite up when I opened them only to find they are chocolate fondant flavor lip gloss inside (which is lovely) but a great disappointment when one is all excited and craving chocolate !!! but it wasn't all disappointment as Vikki also got me a lovely House mouse stamp its the one with the bear in the car with the roof rack piled high and the lovely girl also got me a Rubber Romance stamp too so she is a good girl and I totally forgive her for the fake chocs !! he he xx
Well I'm gonna leave you there as I have 2 cards to make today I hope you all have a great crafty day keep warm and if your in the mood to show us your desk & join in then just post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground blog and join in all the fun and games at Whats on your desk Wednesday

26 Jan 2010

Puppy Love !!!

Evening all hope you are all happy tonight well I am, a lovely lady called Jolanda from the Netherlands saw my card in the Magnolia ink magazine last week and contacted me asking me if I would like to become a creative designer for her shop Cards etc shop after giving it lots of thought as you know how busy I am I decided that I would be delighted. Jolanda's designs are really cute and she has lots of new ideas, and you will be able to see them here on my blog as I use them to make examples for Jolanda's shop gallery as well as in Jolanda's shop Cards etc shop .
Here is my first card I made with Jolanda's lovely Boomer download its fantastic for Valentines card.
Jolanda is also sponsoring the Susie’s Sassy challenge in a few weeks and I have another fantastic sponsor who is going to sponsor all 3 of our challenge but I am going to keep that one a surprise for now!! he he
Other things I used to make this card;
DP from BoBunny
Gems and glitter brad from Doodlebug designs
Flowers from Prima, I coloured the lovely Boomer download with Copic markers
The heart I cut with the scalloped Lattice lace MS punch and as always I stitched with my sewing machine everywhere I could !! lol
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Creative card crew challenge Punch it
Little red wagon Challenge Hearts
Creative Belli ChallengeHearts
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge No Humans., add texture; Stitching and distressed edges, use something new; that's the Download from Cards etc shop .
Crafty Catz challenge Love
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge
Allsorts challenge Hearts and flowers
Crafty card makers hearts & Romance
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines
Thanks for visiting my blog Have a lovely evening

ATS Challenge

Morning all I hope you are all keeping warm its still so cold down here in Gosport and quite a grey day so the light was not perfect for this photo but I don't think its going to get any better today
For this card I used the cute C.C. Designs Swiss Miss Rosalie with Roses stamp, I coloured her with Copic markers and distressed the edge of the heart with Tim Holtz fired brick colour distress ink
The pink paper is BasicGrey Bitter sweet and the chocolate card I printed out myself a while ago but can't remember where its from.
I stitched round all the edges on my sewing machine as usual.
The sentiment is a woven label by Making Memories, flowers from Prima and the flocked brad is by Deja Views (my sweet girl). And to finish off I added 3 red Crystal gems from MAMBI.
Its my entry for this weeks ATS Challenge blog where this week the theme is a colour combo of pink, chocolate and red .
Thanks for taking the time to drop by

Gorjuss Challenge

This week over at the Totally Gorjuss Challenge they have a totally Gorjuss prize !!!! I'm sponsoring them and the prize is Die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams you still have loads of time to enter so get out those Gorjuss stamps and get inking them up for a chance to win !!!
Good luck girls

25 Jan 2010

Chocolate In My Heart

Today I'm in the mood for love !!! lol I met my darling husband 7 years ago today so we always celebrate the 25th of January as if it was our "other" anniversary (well I'm a bit of a princess and the queen gets 2 birthdays so why not !!! lol) anyway we didn't do the card thing but we will have a nice meal to celebrate tonight.
My second card today is in the theme of love to match my mood but its a Valentines card and its my DT card for over at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog where this weeks challenge theme is Bears
so why not pop over and check out
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Simon says challenge Punch it
Creative card crew challenge Punch it
Bizzy Becs Challenge No Stamped image
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge No Humans; well that's my gingerbread man, Add texture; Stitching and 3D die cuts, use something new; That's my Ticket stamps from Simon Says.
Crafty Catz challenge Love
Fun with shapes Challenge Chocolate
Allsorts challenge Hearts and flowers
Crafty card makers hearts & Romance
BasicGrey challenge Use and animal and I have used 2 different BG papers from the Bitter Sweet range
Magical crafts Challenge Valentines
Ooh La La Challenge Distressing I have used Tim Holtz distress ink on the heart and the sentiment ticket and l also used the Heidi Swapp distress tool to lightly distress the edges of the papers

Sweet Friends

I would like to say thank you as I have been given this yummy award by the lovely 3 lovely ladies who all have fantastic blogs please if you haven't visited them pop over and see all the beautiful creations they have been making the 3 ladies are Tracy, Christine and Helen thank you all for giving me this lovely award.
With awards come rules
List 10 things that make you happy,
try to do at least one of them today, and tag 3 bloggers that brighten your day.
So the 10 things that make me happy are;
1. My lovely Husband Garry who I met 7 years ago today !!
2. My 2 sons Reid & Woody who I love dearly
3. My BFF Vikki coz she is always here for me always leaves lovely comments on my blog and is a great support to me
4. Blogging (of course !!)
5. My DT girls who all make me giggle most days and today is no exception thanks to Nicola this morning
6. Crafting (of course)
7. Whats on your desk Wednesday thanks to Julia who has made Wednesday a happy day all round for lots of crafty girls
8. The Summer and days at the beach (I hate this cold weather)
9. Getting published in the Magnolia Ink Magazine last week ....Sorry I had to slip that in I'm still floating on cloud nine I should be back down to earth sometime very soon !! lol
10. And last but not least CHOCOLATE !!!!
Right I now am supposed to pass this one to 3 bloggers that make me happy .....not an easy task as I love blog hopping and have met lots of bloggers that make me smile , laugh, happy and inspired but if I have to pick just 3 today it will have to be Vikki, Julia and Helene

Gingerbread Christmas club

This week over at Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club the theme is Gingerbread !! yummy !! if you get a chance please pop over to see the other lovely DT examples and why not join in the fun, this week its Vikki's turn to hand pick the winner, you have until noon GMT Friday to create your yummy master piece.
Also this week I'm sponsoring the Incy wincy Challenge the winner will receive a mystery selection of die cuts worth approx £10 from my shop Die cut Dreams so why not pop over and enter the challenge for a chance to win.
This weeks challenge theme at Incy wincy Challenge is BUTTONS, BOWS, RIBBON, and LACE!!!! so this card I have made here fits this challenge too although I wont be entering to win my own prize !!! lol
To make this card I use die cuts from my shop which I have layered and used 3D foam to give depth , the papers are by Lindsay Mason from the English paper company. The base card is core dinations and I have stitched around with my sewing machine to add texture.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge No Humans; well that's my gingerbread man, Add texture; Stitching and 3D die cuts, use something new; that's my new papers.
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge use the color green somewhere in your creation, not all over green, just a touch somewhere.
Hope you have a fun day thanks for popping in I will be back later with another card.

22 Jan 2010

Recycled Sprout !!

Morning everyone this week over at the Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is recycle it and over at the Tuesday taggers challenge they want us to use left overs so on this card I stamped this lovely new sprout from The Greeting farm on brown paper that a parcel had been sent to me wrapped in and coloured her with Copic markers.
All the other bits I used to make this card were laying about on my desk except the boarder which I punched with my MS punch and the flower are from Prima
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Simon says challenge Punch it
Copic creation challenge ethnic skin tones
Creative card crew challengePunch it
Spoonful of Sugar challengeLayering
Have a great day

21 Jan 2010

Published in Magnolia Ink Mag

I'm trying my hardest not to show off, but I can't help it I am so happy and proud I have been published again in Magnolia Ink magazine issue#2.
I was thrilled to be in the last issue and never dreamed it would happen again so you can imagine my joy this morning when issue #2 dropped on my door mat.
The magazine is fantastic and full of tutorials, tips and ideas, not only that it's jam packed with inspiration and beautiful cards and projects from other very talented crafters .....you've just got to get your hands on a copy
Thanks for visiting have a great evening

For what we are about to receive....Thank you

This is one of my favourite older Tilda stamps she is so cute and another older Magnolia stamp that I have used is the mini strawberry cupcake ...yummy or what !!! ? lol
I have coloured them using Copic markers , I have stamped and layered on Die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams
I stitched everywhere I could with my sewing machine as usual.
The flowers are from Prima and the clear epoxy sentiment is from Cloud9 and I have stuck it on a die cut fancy tag cut with my Nesties.
The paper is from BoBunny and the base card is Bazzill.
I have entered it in the following challenges
Just Magnolia challenge Thank you
Quixotic Challenge Ink up an old stamp
Charisma cardz challengeFruity colours with the added option of fruit
Spoonful of Sugar challenge layering
Allsorts challengeBrown & Pink
Magnolia-licioushighlitesChallenge Pink
Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge Pink, Red & Chocolate
Papertake weekly challenge pink

Snowflake Digi

Have you been over to see the new weekly challenge blog Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club it's set up to help you get ahead with your Christmas cards for this year so your not in such a rush when it gets to December and have a little fun along the way.
You still have time to enter , the first challenge ends tomorrow (Friday) at noon GMT the first challenge theme is "Snow", there will be a new Christmas challenge starting every Saturday I can't tell you the next theme yet but I'm sure Vikki won't mind me giving you a clue .....shhhh !! he he !! its something yummy that you get at Christmas !! ?
To make this simple card I used a digi download from from Stamping All Day
Filtter glitter card
Snowflake punches from MS and Sizzix die
Doodle bug Crystal gems and pearls from K&Company and a little Tim Holtz distress ink
I am entering it into the following challenges
Little red wagon Challenge Snowflake
Simon says challenge Punch it
Stamp something challenge Blue & White
Fussy & fancy Challenge Winter
Crafty Angels Challenge Keep it Simple
Corrosive challenge Digi
Creative card crew challenge Punch it
Bizzy Becs Challenge No Stamped image
Have a great day

20 Jan 2010

Stamptacular Friendship

This is my card for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge this weeks theme is Friendship and you can only use Black, White and silver
To make this card I used;
New yummy Designer textured paper from the Black Market Paper society it is beautiful ....expensive but divine (and double sided too) this ones called Ebony & Alabaster.
The flowers are from prima and the beautiful big Crystal brads were part of my Christmas present from one of my lovely DT's Denise and I added some silver card candy to the corners .
The stamp is by the wonderful Dawn Houser I adore her style.
I simply distressed the edges of the card with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink before stitching everywhere I could !! lol on my sewing machine.
Have a great evening thanks for dropping by