31 Mar 2010

Sassy in Pink


Evening All, I have a little pink number for you tonight its one of Lindy's Sassy Designs images coloured with Copic Markers the sentiment stamp is SU and the lovely flowers are from Prima
I finished it with a stitched edge to frame it , hope you like it
I have entered it into the following challenges
Bizzy Becs Challenge Favourite Drink
Papertake weekly challenge open
Quirky challenge flowers
Incy wincy Challenge Stitching
Crafty creations challenge Anything goes
Creative Cottage challenge pretty pink
Hope you enjoy your evening

WOYDW? - Flowers

Morning girls we have nasty wind down here in Gosport ....that's the weather not me personally !!! lol
Its a grey old day I have been up since 4.30 ish with Woody having Night terrors I think its coz big brother is away and he's worried about him, bless him.
Anyway its Wednesday again so its desk time , I was going to show you ribbon today as someone asked last week but I only just remembered so that will have to wait until next week.
Last night I was assembling flowers with brads and glittering them with stickels and Tim Holtz Distress stickels ........playing about really , they don't look much sat in this old biccy tin but I hope when they are added to my work they will add a touch of glamour .
The bit of my desk you can see is fairly tidy-ish but out of shot is piles and piles of "stuff" so don't be fooled into thinking I have gone over to the "Dark side" where all desks are tidy desks coz I ain't !!!! lol
Have a lovely crafty day I will be as its to horrid to go out and if you feel like showing your desk , post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog and leave a link in a comment on on the WOYDW post so everyone can all come and have a peek at what you've been creating today.

30 Mar 2010

Up Up & Away !!!!

This is the card that is traveling as a stow-away in my sons suit case from London's Heathrow Airport to Boston USA where he is heading for a skiing trip, he doesn't know its there it a little surprise packed between his clothes just to wish him a good holiday and to let him know wherever he is and whatever he's doing I'm thinking about him, I know I'm silly but I'm sure he will love it.
I've used Skiing Trevor from the CC Designs Christmas kit and coloured it with Copic marker I never thought I would get him coloured as Reid kept appearing and I had to keep stopping and hiding what I was doing !! he he
The Paper is DCWV I have stitched and distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp distress tool added lots of Silver snowflake peel-offs and some Tim Holtz Rock candy to add glitz but it doesn't show up to well in the photo
Lastly the sentiment stamp is from SU
Hope you like it ...hope he loves it
I have entered it into the following challenges
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge Peel-offs
Papertake weekly challenge open
ABC Christmas Challenge G is for Glitz with the optional Extra Silver!
Incy wincy Challenge Stitching
Have a great evening

Happy Tilda

Hey look at Tilda she's got a spring in her step ............well we know why that is don't we !!? she's been on honeymoon with her new husband Edwin so she's blooming and he's put a sparkle in her eye !! wink wink !! lol
Hope you like her, I coloured her with Copic markers
The card stock is from SU and the flower from Tabby crafts
I have entered her into the following challenges
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Purple
Incy wincy Challenge stitching
Magnolia down under challenge stitching
Thanks for stopping by

29 Mar 2010

Stamptacular Flower Power Challenge

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge the theme is "Flower Power" !! so I made this card for the challenge , its going to be a birthday card for a friend .
I used one of my Sizzix flower dies and the stamps are from Stampin'up as is the white ink I used to stamp them.
I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the large die cut.
The printed card I printed out from Pink petitcoat and joined the flowers together with an extra large eyelet from WeRMemory Keepers
Lastly the ribbon is from MayArts
Have a great day

Birth of a Mother

"Black, White and only one other colour"
We hope you will come and join in the fun of this challenge.
I have entered this one into the following challenges
ABC Challenge Q- Quotation
Crafty creations challenge Babies
Sophisticats Challenge Raining /cats & dogs
Ginger snap challenge Growth
Design Dollies Challenge bling
Quirky challenge flower power

"Scene" My Kitchen ??!

This week over at Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club challenge blog the theme is "Christmas Food" we hope you can come over and join us for Christmas dinner or some other Christmas goodies.
I used Die cuts to make this card, both sentiment stamps are from SU as is the punch and I stitched the edge on my sewing machine .
I decorated the hanging mugs with peel-offs so I could join in the challenge at Bah-humbug this week but I have to say that I'm not a big fan off peel-offs I guess you either love them or you don't
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge Peel-off's
Incy wincy Challenge sewing
Cinema Saturday Creative challenge Julia & Julia
Back later with another card , thank you for dropping by
Have a fun day

28 Mar 2010

My Spring Garden

This Weeks challenge here at Susie’s Sassy challenge the theme is chosen by Sally from out DT the theme is "Spring Garden" I do hope you can join in the fun.
To make my card I used die cuts from mt shop Die cut Dreams and coloured my hÄnglar image with Copic Markers.
The sentiment stamp is from Stamping all day where you can find some amazing designer stamps.
I have entered this one into the following challenges.
By the Cute & Girly challenge Spring
The Secrete Crafter challenge Pink & green flowers
Quirky challenge flowers
Incy wincy Challenge Easter/spring
Charisma cardz challenge spring has sprung
Corrosive Challenge Spring
Cute card Thursday challenge Dimensions
Rainbow lady Challenge
In my garden I can see

Make a little wish

I've been busy doing nothing this weekend , well I haven't had a moment to spare but haven't really done anything I just don't know where the hours have gone, I spent some quality time with my eldest son Reid yesterday as he goes off to the USA this week for a skiing trip I'm going to miss him and worry about him until he returns on the 8th and I'm sure my younger son Woody is going to be really bored without big brother around too so I will be chief entertainer , I can't see a lot of crafting being done unless Woody is included.
Anyway here is my creation for today sweet soft spring colours and both my favourite colours actually pink & green.
The Card I used is from SU and the die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams .
The stamp is a hÄnglar and I coloured her with Copic markers.
All the little embellishments and the flowers, sentiment etc are from K&Company Marcella Dimensionals.
Hope you like her, I have entered this one into the following challenges
Colour dare Challenge pink, green, black
Pixie cottage Challenge circles
Colour create Challenge pastels
Cute card Thursday challenge dimensions
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge pink green & flowers
Enjoy the rest of your weekend thanks for popping by

27 Mar 2010

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today...........

...............to join these Magnolia Tilda/Edwin images with the winner !!!
Yes she turned up in the mail this morning I have quickly coloured one image so you can see just how fab the loving couple look in colour.
Apparently she stopped off to pick-up a sweet violinist angel to play at the wedding (no I'm not mad see the post below to see what I'm on about) and they had to stop off at Starbucks for a coffee ....not a glass of wine like the naughty Dawn suggested in her comment, tut tut Dawn Tilda is tee-total didn't you know ?!!! lol
Right now I have let you know and edited the candy post below please leave your entry comment on the Candy post here.
Comments left on this post won't count as an entry, comments on this post are just for fun !! lol
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend I must go now I have a wedding to go too.......ok it's not a real wedding its Tida's !! lol anyone got the number of a good shrink !!!

26 Mar 2010

Plain & Simple

Morning all I have been itching to play with my new Stampin'up goodies and I found a few challenges today that suit this style, I know its a lot different to what I normally create but they say a change is as good as a rest .
All the ink, stamps and punch used here is from SU the die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams and I also used a cuttlebug folder.
I entered this one into these challenges;
Flutter By Wednesday challenge Open
Stamping sisters in Christ challenge plain & simple
Quixotic Challenge monochromatic
Crafty Catz ChallengeWhite and one other colour
Raise the bar Challenge APRIL FOOL! a style that you normally don't do for me its this plain and simple style
Fun with shapes Challenge Faux stitching (if you look closely at the white embossed die cut you will see there is small faux stitches round the edge they are small but they are there !! he he )
Have a great afternoon I'm off out to lunch with Garry then shopping in Southampton, so catch you later thanks for visiting

25 Mar 2010

Oops I did it again !!!

No stamping again !!! Just a little bunny in a basket recipe I rustled up with some trusty old die cuts with a little dash of chalk, throw in a few Prima flowers, a sprinkling of brads, top with a bow and serve on a doilie and there you have it a lovely Bunny Rabbit stew !!! lol
No I haven't been at the wine !!
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge spring
Frosted Designs Challenge spring
Allsorts challenge spring is in the air
C4C challenge spring
By the Cute & Girly challenge Spring
Our creative corner challenge Easter
Lots to do Challenge Spring
The Secrete Crafter challenge spring has sprung
Quirky challenge flowers
Incy wincy Challenge Easter/spring
Everybody-Art Easter
Pixie cottage Challenge circles
Charisma cardz challenge spring has sprung
Craft challenge Easter
Cute card Thursday challenge Dimensions
Paper play challenge Easter
Colour create Challenge pastels
Dutch Dare Challenge
Sweet dreams everyone and don't worry I'm not really a Bunny boiler !! he he

Spring is in the Air for Easter Bunny Tilda


This Tilda stamp is one of my favourite at the moment, its so versatile , obviously its from the Easter collection but it can also be used for new baby cards, children's birthday cards and I'm sure I could find other uses for it if I pushed myself !! lol
The Flowers I have used here are from Tabby crafts and I have coloured Tilda with Copic markers and the die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams
I hope you like this card its not my normal colour combo but I do like the fresh citrus look of it and its nice to have a change from your norm sometimes.
I have entered this into a few challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge spring
Frosted Designs Challengespring
Allsorts challenge spring is in the air
C4C challenge spring
By the Cute & Girly challenge Spring
Our creative corner challengeEaster
Lots to do Challenge Spring
The Secrete Crafter challenge spring has sprung
Quirky challenge flowers
Incy wincy Challenge Easter/spring
Magnolia Lovers Challenge die cuts
Stamp with fun Challenge Easter
Everybody-ArtEaster
Pixie cottage Challenge circles
Charisma cardz challenge spring has sprung
Craft challenge Easter
Cute card Thursday challenge dimensions
Paper play challenge Easter
Colour create Challenge pastels
Dutch Dare Challenge
Have a nice afternoon back later with another card , have fun

24 Mar 2010

Like Father - Like Son

Evening all .............got a card for you tonight featuring sweet little (Butter wouldn't melt!!) Edwin if only all boys (and men) were this angelic !! lol but he is a cutie isn't he , but he looks a little lonely poor thing !! he he
Talking of boys I think I better go and do tea for my 2 before they fade away !!
I have entered this card into the following challenges ;
Colour throw down colour combo
Flutter By Wednesday challenge open
Ginger Snap challenge growth
Pixie cottage Challenge circles
Fussy & Fancy Challenge green
Magnolia Lovers Challenge die cuts
My Time to craft challenge make it manly
ABC challenge Q - Quotation
Have a great evening

WOYDW & A Bit Extra !!

Creative mind = Messy desk !!! lolAnd to enable one to create one needs lots of stash !!! I'm already in the swing on things today its only 8.30am and have been crafting 2 hours couldn't sleep I have so much to do today and so many ideas I needed to get any early start , as you can see from my desk I have one or 2 things on the go nothing changes I'm still working in a mess but you see its my creative mind that does it !! lol well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Well I must get on so I can have time to play later and visit all the other desks around the globe that join in Whats on your desk Wednesday.

Have a crafty day and if you feel like showing your desk , post your photo on your blog and pop over to Julia's blog and leave a link in a comment on on the WOYDW post so we can all come and have a peek at what you've been creating today.

23 Mar 2010

Bit of a Change .........


No stamping on this card just felt like a bit of a change so went back to my roots where I started crafting , Die cuts were my first love of course I wouldn't swap them for my beloved stamps now ...no way, but I have always been a greedy girl I want to keep my cake and eat it !!! lol and I also think sometimes stamps and die cuts can look good together
Right I've had my dinner ...off to get a yogurt now !! see told you I was a greedy girl !!! lol
Pile it on challenge/ Furry Friends
Quirky challenge flowers
Charisma cardz challenge kids
Creative card crew challenge Going dotty
Crafty creations challenge Spots & dots

All About Me ............

Isn't she a doll !! I love this stamp and I love the eyes on the new greetings farm stamps they are so pretty with their eyes wide open
I hope you like this one I used all the usual stuff to make this card and she is coloured in with Copic markers ...............
I got to run as Garry is making an early dinner for me and it smells yummy
I have entered this one into the following challenges
Anya Ink Challenge Bling
Quirky challenge flowers
Polly Crafts Sparkly things
Have a great evening

Mid Week Mini Candy Kit Extra

No its not Friday again !! lol I just decided to give little extra mini candy kit this week , Yesterday my CC Designs kit arrived from ATS so while inking them up to stamp a few for Moi I though I would stamp one extra of each to make a little kit as an extra commenter's candy, it will still end next Monday and the rules as the same as always, BTW this is not replacing Fridays treat so don't forget to come back for that.
I have 8 stamped images one of each image (as always stamped with Mementos black ink on light weight concord card)stamped on ovals and I have also added a handful of little Prima flowers from my "I got flowers" jar just to add a little colour.
So I will leave you with my RULES in case you are new to my blog I'll just point out that this is for regular commenter's only as a little treat so please do NOT advertise it on your blog
If you don't know the candy rules please read HERE on the previous post, the same rules always apply to my mini candies.
Once you know you are eligible to enter the candy this week then just leave me a comment on this post, so when I do the draw each Monday I will check to see if you are a regular commenter under my rules and if you're not I will pick another winner simple as that .
Have a lovely afternoon /evening girls I will be back later with a card if I get my act together !!

22 Mar 2010

Angel in the Bath

Over at the DCD challenge blog this week our theme is "New Beginnings" so I made this sweet Baby card using Baby Tilda stamp from Magnolia its quite an old stamp although I haven't used it much at all, but I think its so cute I will certainly be using it again soon.
I coloured her with Copic markers and layered the image onto a white Doily and the die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams.
I gave it a little stitching detail and finished off with an embossed Prima flower topped with a felt flower, the cloth sentiment is from Inspirables.
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Magnolia Lovers Challengedie cuts
Little red wagon Challenge Copic
Charisma cardz challenge kids
Quirky challenge Flowers

Ooh-la-la you want Moi !!!!

Morning ladies another Monday morning and yes its lovely and sunny down here in Gosport, after all that rain over the weekend its about time the sun showed her face again.
Still at least while it rained I was able to craft my heart out !!! he he
Enough small talk its time for me to spill the bean and tell you that Anne & Wendi Have asked me to join their Design team over at the Ooh La La Challenge ,
When Anne first asked me I did say "you girls don't know what your letting yourselves in for coz you don't know how cheeky I am"
But apparently they had read my blog and still wanted me !!! lol So I'm thrilled to announce I am on their team and not only that I get to work with all the Fabulous Ooh La La creations products which you can purchase from the Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop, go check it out girls you'll love them.
The Ooh La La Challenge runs every 2 weeks, it's a very popular challenge the last challenge had over 300 entries, I myself used to play about 6 times per challenge always asking is it ok to enter one more time and I was always told the more the merrier, so I hope you will come over and join in the fun.
This is my first DT card for the Ooh La La Challenge where this week the theme is
"A Button, a Bow and Bling"
I have used the flower shoe image from the "Shoes in Bloom" CD I've got to say this is a favourite of mine I love Shoes and to find so many created from such beautiful flowers ..........well I thought I was dreaming !!
I also used die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams
The sentiment stamps are from my darling friend Nicky at Stamping all day and the Bling is from MAMBI
Tools I used ;
Sewing machine
Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique
Sanding block
Tim Holtz Edge distresser & Distress ink
So that just leaves me to say a big thank you to Anne and Wendi and the DT at the Ooh La La Challenge for asking me to join them and making me so welcome.
I have entered this card in the following challenges
Quirky challenge Flowers
Creative card crew challenge Going dotty
Crafty creations challenge Spots & dots
Stamp something challenge Distressing
And I hope all you crafty girls out their have a lovely day

20 Mar 2010

Spring Tilda is ...."The Bee's Knees"

Evening all !!! I've had a great crafty afternoon while watching a couple of movies and then a nice soak in the bath so I'm now nice and relaxed and I have a card to show you, I coloured this image a while ago with all intention of making a card for a previous challenge but I was to slow and missed the dead-line so I put the circle in my "Work in progress" box for another time
Well today is the day !! I saw that my blog buddy Pam used the very same Masked images today (in lovely traditional colours)and her easel card is to die for so after taking inspiration from Pam I got out my coloured image and whipped up a card , I hope you like it .
Thanks for the inspiration Pam x.
To make this card I coloured Sweet Tilda sitting on her jar with Copic Markers, she is stamped and layered on die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams.
I die cut the bumble bee with a Quickutz die, from Stampin'up textured card the grey base card and the sentiment stamp is also from Stampin'up.
The flower and the gem is Petaloo box blends, I also added pink polka dot buttons and a bow
Oh yes and stitched the edges to give a little extra detail.
I have entered this one into quite a few challenges !!!! lol
Quirky challenge Buttons
Creative card crew challenge Going Dotty
Crafty creations challenge Spots & dots
Little red wagon Challenge Copic
Paper Cutz challenge 3 Buttons 1 ribbon
Allsorts challenge Spring is in the air
C4C Challenge Spring
Lots to do Challenge Spring time
Sweet Stampin Challenge Spring is in the air
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Ribbon
Magnolia down under challenge Birthday card
Artful Inkables Challenge Birthday card
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge Spring has sprung
Crafty Catz Challenge spring
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Die Cuts
Cute & Girly Challenge Spring
Dutch Dare Challenge colourinspiration
The pink elephant challenge Spring
Rosie-D Challenge Spring
Frosted Designs Challenge Spring
Pile it on challenge/ pastel colours
Charisma cardz challenge kids
Hope you have a lovely relaxing evening

Easter Bunny Trims the Tree ...........

............. Have you ever wondered what the Easter bunny does for Christmas !!! lol ...........of course just like us he trims the Christmas tree with baubles (no I haven't been at the wine !! lol), but over at the Susie & Vikki‘s Christmas Club this week the challenge theme is "Baubles" so lets get trimming girls ...why don't you come and join us and have some fun getting ahead with this year Christmas card and be in with a chance to win this weeks prize as well.
To make this card I coloured the cute Christmas Bunny stamp from CC Designs with Copic Markers.
I used Die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams I ran the red one through the Baubles Cuttlebug embossing folder
Other things I used ;
Gems & sentiment from MAMBI
Polka dot buttons from Papermania
Ribbon from American crafts
Glitter - glamour dust
I stitched the edge on my sewing machine.
I have entered it into the following challenges
Quirky challenge Buttons
Creative card crew challenge Going Dotty
Crafty creations challenge Spots & dots
Little red wagon Challenge Copic
Polly craft Challenge Sparkle
Paper Cutz challenge 3 Buttons 1 ribbon
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Ribbon
The One stop Craft challenge Let it shine
Hope you're having a nice Saturday, I had a busy morning but plan a crafty afternoon now so catch you later , Have fun

19 Mar 2010

Spring is in the air for Tilda

As promised I made a card with one of the same Tilda images that's in my Commenter's Candy this week, isn't she a doll !! I coloured her with copic markers.
I also used die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams.
The ribbon is from MayArts , the heart clip is from Making Memories, the 4 snaps I used in the corners are from WeR Memory Keepers.
The base card is SU Kraft card and the blue textured card is also by Stampin'up.
To give a finishing touch I stitched the edges on the sewing machine.
Magnolia down under challenge Birthday card
Artful Inkables Challenge Birthday card
Little red wagon Challenge copic
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge anything goes
Crafty Catz Challenge spring
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Die Cuts
My Time to craft challenge lovely lace (I used a lace doily
Crafty Angels Challenge Hearts & Lace (Lace doily and Heart clip)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Sweet
Cute & Girly Challenge Spring
The pink elephant challenge Spring
Rosie-D Challenge Spring
Frosted Designs Challenge Spring
Hope you have a lovely evening

18 Mar 2010

Tilda's Easter Birthday


Morning all, hope you are all having a fab day the sun is shinning and although its still chilly its a lovely day down here on the south coast of Britain.
I got my new Magnolia Easter stamps the other day (Bit later but worth the wait) isn't Tilda lovely...... I swear she gets cuter each time Magnolia release a new set and she never loses her sparkle.
Here I have made an Easter theme Birthday card, again today not my normal colour combo but I have been experimenting with different colours this week as I fancied a change from pink pink pink !! he he .
I coloured Tilda with Copic markers and roughed up her edges with the Tim Holtz Distress tool.
The blue and the yellow Textured card stock is from Stampin' up I have become addicted to using this in my cards now its a little more expensive than normal card but worth every penny.
The embossed polka dot DP is MME Wild asparagus and I have zig-zag stitched the edge to give detail.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin'up and I finished off by adding 2 coordinating WeR Memory Keepers Snaps with the Big bite tool.
I followed the great sketch over at Just Magnolia challenge its by Bev and its a sketch I will be using again & again, its simple and clean and I didn't even feel the need to add flowers or any embellishments.
I have also entered this into all these other challenges too;
Creative card crew challengeGoing Dotty
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge anything goes
Artfulinkables Challenge Birthday card
Magnolia down under challenge Birthday card
Crafty Catz Challenge spring
Totally papercraft Challenge Things with wings (well its Tilda is dressed as a chick girl !! lol but you don't need to put me in the prize draw this one just for fun !!he he )
Crafty creations challenge Spots & dots
Little red wagon Challenge Copic
Fun with shapes Challenge Birthday
Paper Cutz Challenge Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Sweet
Cute & Girly Challenge Spring
ECP Challenge colour combo
One stop craft Challenge spots & dots
The pink elephant challenge Spring
Pile it on challenge/ pastel colours
Rosie-D Challenge Spring
Roses on paper challenge Easter
Spoonful of Sugar challengeEaster
Charisma cardz challenge kids
Have a great day, I'll be back later with another card I'm working on now, until then have fun, Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments too.