31 May 2010

Ooh La La a fairy Shoe !!

At the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is to use the colours of the Ooh La La challenge blog here is my DT card I have used a Floral shoe image with a stunning Fairy on from the "Shoes in bloom"CD this is my favourite CD it has so many lovely floral shoes and sentiments and is available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I layered are available from my shop Die cut Dreams I run one of them thought a cuttlebug folder to add texture.
The sentiment stamp is from U , I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog to see the other fantastic cards made by the talented Design team and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Creative inspirations Stitching
one Stitch Challenge use something new , mine is the pin & Flowers
Cute card Thursday Challenge NO DP
Pink Elephant challenge use bright colours
Stampavie Challenge Birthday girl
Crafty creations challenge use your favorite stamp.. it can be a hand stamp or digi, your choice
Every body Art challenge Fairy tale
Flutterby ChallengeFairy
By the cute & Girly challenge
Celebrations
Sweet dreams thanks for stopping by my blog
Check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

30 May 2010

Baby Bundeer


This week over at Susie & Vikki’s Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme "Baby's First Christmas" and we are sponsored by the lovely Roberta From Prairie Fairy Designs website who provided the DT with her super cute "Bundeer" download ...you have got to pop over to the Christmas Club Challenge and see what the DT girls have made with Bundeer , Her/She is so cute don't you think !!?
I coloured my Bundeer with Copic markers and the DP is DCWV the ribbon is American crafts, the rub-on is from MM, the Gems are from MAMBI and the base card is Bazzill Kraft from Bunny Zoe crafts.
Die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams
Have a great Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow
Check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

Birthday Candy Winner

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Its time to tell you who won my Birthday candy !!!
♥♥ Who will it be !!! ♥♥
Thank you to everyone who entered,
And thank you all for your Birthday wishes, you're all very kind,
well I better stop rambling and let you know that....
The winner is .......................
♥♥♥ Christine ♥♥♥
Congratulations darling please email me your address so I can post you're candy to you Wednesday
Check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

28 May 2010

The Boys Are Back in Town

I was thrilled to be asked by the lovely Suzie from Crafty Catz challenge to be Their Guest designer this week where they have the theme "The Boys are Back" I hope you will pop over and join in their challenge and all the fun, also this week I am sponsoring the challenge and the prize is a selection of my new shape Layering Die cuts from my shop Die cut Dreams.
This is the card I made for the challenge hope you like it
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Alphabet challenge Eyelets
Cute card Thursday Challenge NO DP
Tuesday taggers Challenge its a mans world
Cupcake Challenge Label or tag
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge NO DP
Spoonful of Sugar challenge Celebration
Have a great evening , Thanks for dropping by

Check out my on-line Craft shop Die cut Dreams

27 May 2010

Posh Pins that brighten your day !!

You know I said earlier this morning in my first post of the day that it was a grey day down here in Gosport .....well just look at what arrived to brighten my day, I got these pins from a new shop called Posh Pins & Charms aren't they beautiful
You will be seeing them on my cards very soon as I can't wait to use them.
The new shop is owned by my Friend Vikki who runs our two challenge blogs with me so you know you can buy with confidence from Posh Pins & Charms as the service is fantastic and the quality of the pearls & glass beads Vikki uses is the best and the prices are very good.
Now I don't want to encourage you to spend spend spend but I really think you should pop over and take a peek for yourself .....go on you know you want too !!! he he

Bitter Sweet Chocolate Sweet Pea

I have really come to love these Sweet Pea stamps at first I wasn't sure but when I bought this set I was hooked She's so pretty just look at her beautiful eyes and she was a dream to colour, I used Copic markers here
And the papers and the button I used as a flower center are all BG from the Bittersweet collection which is a favourite of mine.
The flowers are from my stash and the 2 punches and the sentiment stamp are all for SU
Right I'm gonna make a coffee then back to my crafting.
I have entered this into the following challenges
Sweet pea Challenge Recipe
Stampavie Challenge Birthday girl
Every body Art challenge Fairy tale
Basic Grey challenge Punch it
Hidden Treasures challenge Colour combo
Quirky challenge colour combo
Sketchy colour challenge Earth tones
Have a nice afternoon hope its a crafty one !!

Birthday Bubbles


Hi girls , its a grey day down here in Gosport today so I have a pretty bright blue & pink card to show you isn't this Tilda stamp adorable I have coloured her with copic markers and added a little Art Institute ultra fine glitter to give a little sparkle .
The die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams and I ran the blue one through one of the new Tim Holtz embossing folders (this one is my fav)
The lace was given to me in a R.A.K by my lovely friend Nicola thank you sweetie xxx
The flowers are Prima and the brads are doodlebug designs and again I have been playing with the Distrezz-it-all Machine round the edges.
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Quinotix Challenge embossing
Stampavie Challenge Birthday girl
SSCC challenge Distress
Every body Art challenge Fairy tale
Chrisma Challenge going round in circles
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Summer
Flutterby Challenge open
I hope the weather is better for you in your area , here it looks like we are going to have rain if not a storm later , the sky is black and I'm going no where today ..........its going to be a crafty day for me !! he he
Thanks for dropping by

26 May 2010

Pretty Princess Tilda


Back again 3rd post today I made this card with lovely Jane's Sketch over and Just magnolia.
As you can see I've been playing with my Zutter Distrezz-it-all machine again !! he he I also had my Sizzix Texture boutique and Tim Holtz embossing folders out , the paper is Glitter embossed Princess by Disney.
Ribbon from MayArts , the Beautiful sparkly Gems are from Doodlebug Designs
I coloured Pretty Tilda with Copic markers and added a touch of Art Institute ultra fine transparent crystal glitter to give some extra sparkle
The flower is from Prima.
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Just Magnolia challenge Sketch
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Chrisma Challenge 3D
Stampavie Challenge Birthday girl
SSCC challengeDistress
Every body Art challenge Fairy tale
Kaboodle Challenge Monotone card
Have a great evening girls , Thanks for all your comments

Birthday Boy's New Toy !!

Hi Girls it's arrived and its massive (that's the new Big shot Pro I'm talking about!!) Now when I told the girls at WOYDW this morning that I'd bought Garry an new Big shot Pro for his Birthday and it was getting delivered today some of you were a bit sceptical as to if he would be .....I think the word was Thrilled , so I took a photo of him as he opened it to show you .....Now does this man look less than thrilled to bits with his new toy !!!?
See I told you he'd love it , and I love him, I'm so lucky to have a hubby who gets as excited about new craft toys as I do, although he probably wouldn't admit it in front of his friend !! lol
I leave you with the big grin of my very Happy Birthday Boy !!!

WOYWW For Garry's Birthday

Morning girls and Happy Birthday to Garry !!! Yes its my Darling Crafty Husband's 56th Birthday today ......oh he won't be happy I told you his age , I keep teasing him about how much OLDER!! he is than me !! he he I'm a wicked minx , bless him, well I'm hoping his Birthday present will be here before he get home from work at lunch time.
As you know I haven't been to well over the last few weeks so I haven't been out to buy him anything so I have ordered him a new toy, its due to arrive today, its a ............Big shot Pro die cutting machine !!, we've been looking at Demos on The You Tube and Garry has been weighing whether we need one or not !!! lol or not !!!....coz we do !!! so while he's been making up his mind I bought him one !! he he, Its going to make his cutting so much easier and it means I can now design bigger dies as well. But I'm not that mean I will be getting Garry a little something else for himself and I'll take him out for a meal just as soon as my cough is better .....you didn't think I was just getting him the cutting machine did you !! ?
Anyway back to my desk you can see I bought the new greetings farm set of ten sprouts and sentiments they are lovely but such great quality rubber and cling foam I haven't had the strength to cut them all up yet, but its on my to do list.
Also I treated myself to 6 of the new Tim Holtz embossing folders ....you gotta get them they are great, other than that its just the same old clutter on my desk this week
Hope you have a lovely 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 buying or creating today.

25 May 2010

If all else fails - shop !!

Evening all , hope you all have a lovely day in the sun,
Just one card to show you tonight made with the lovely Stamping Bella , she's a doll isn't she I coloured her with Copic markers, the sentiment stamp is from my lovely friend Nicky at Stamping all day
The DP is of course Basic Grey from the Sugar rush collection.
The Die cuts are from my shop Die cut Dreams
Flowers Prima and I glittered them with Doodlebug Design Chunky glitter and added a doodlebug design flocked brad.
I also used a Martha Stewart boarder punch, EK success fastener stapler and the bind-it-all distrezz machine
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Pink Elephant challenge Orange
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Chrisma Challenge 3D
Stampavie Challenge Flower power
Basic Grey challenge Punch it
Have a great evening , Thanks for dropping by

24 May 2010

Its Only Words.....Coz Words Are All I Have To Give

This week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is Words only no stamped/coloured images
So this is my DT card please pop over and join in the challenge if you have time.
I'm entering this one into the following challenges ;
Gingersnap Challenge Quote
C 4 F Challenge Vintage
Flutterby Challenge flowers & Butterfly
papertake weekly Challenge Say It With Flowers
Stampavie Challenge Flower power
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Chrisma Challenge 3D
Totally Paper craft Challenge Photo inspiration

Hearts are Hot Stuff

Evening girls I hope you enjoying this lovely weather that's continuing long may it last.
Right tonight I want to show you something else I made using goodies from the on-line shop dotcomgiftshop which is not only full of lovely Heart gifts but also carries some lovely craft products.
Over the next week or so I will be using some of the fantastic things I got from the dotcomgiftshop in my cards etc so you can see for yourself what lovely things you can create with them.
I used these lovely glittery heart stickers you can find them Here they really are beautiful and great value & quality but the photo in the shop does not do them justice as it makes them look a bit dull, the glitter and embossing doesn't show in the photo, the sheet is large ....12"x5" and contains over 30 stickers so I have loads left to use on other projects.
I teamed the stickers up here with one of the new cutie stamps from The Greetings Farm and I coloured her with copic markers, the sentiment is also from TGF.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Totally Gorjuss Challenge Bling
Secrete Saturday crafter Challenge No DP
Magical crafts Challenge Black white plus one

22 May 2010

Vintage Merry Christmas !!!

This week over at Susie & Vikki’s Christmas Club Challenge we have the theme Anything goes as long as its a Christmas card I hope you will pop over to see the other DT cards and if you have time to join in the challenge we would love to see what you make
Here's my card and I am also entering this one into the following challenges
Spoonful of sugar Challenge cute & girly
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge Ribbon
C 4 F Challenge Vintage
ABC Challenge Unused stash mine is this DP & the scrap of twine
Have a great evening thanks for dropping by

Get Crafty @ dotcomgiftshop

Afternoon everyone I hope you enjoying this lovely weather, I want to tell you about an on-line shop I found called dotcomgiftshop which is not only full of lovely Heart gifts but also carries a range of great craft stash for us crafty girls.
Over the next week or so I will be using some of the fantastic things I got from the dotcomgiftshop in my cards etc and I'm gonna point them out to you so keep your eyes peeled and watch this space.
At the dotcomgiftshop the prices are competitive and the service was excellent my order arrived with the speed of sound , the site is very friendly and easy to navigate round my only fear is my bank balance will drop as there are so many lovely things I want to buy, if you like shabby chic style check out whats on offer and I also adore the ribbons they have I think they are next on my shopping wish list.
Here on this card I used an embodied heart patch which is actually iron on but can also be sewn on or as I have done ...glued on, this heart came in a pack of lovely fancy patched and you can find them Here they really are beautiful and great quality the photo in the shop does not do them justice as it makes them look a bit dull but they are far from dull believe me.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Gingersnap Challenge Quote
C 4 F Challenge Vintage
ABC Challenge Unused stash mine is this DP
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Quinotix Challenge How Sentimental
papertake weekly ChallengeSay It With Flowers
I would like to thank the lovely Sarpreet for giving me this special award today, thank you for thinking of me and making my day.
It you girls haven't been over to see Sarpreets lovely blog get yourself a cuppa and go have a lookie.
I'm supposed to pass this award on but as I had it once before, this time I would like to give it to anyone who leaves me a comment today as a thank you

21 May 2010

Shop Till You Drop @ Die cut Dreams

I am really late posting this card but look on it as a sort of reminder that week at Die cut Dreams challenge blog the theme is "Lace it up" yes that's right you must use some lace on your card to enter.
I have a passion for lace at the moment after the lovely "Crafty Chris" sent me loads as a birthday present earlier this month, now I'm kind of addicted !!
I hope you can pop over and join in the challenge, you have until Sunday at noon GMT to submit your entry for a chance to win this weeks prize.
Please pop over to the Die cut Dreams challenge blog to see the lovely Dream Teams DT work.
Here's a low down on the stuff I used to make this card
Bazzill Kraft card from Bunny Zoes crafts
I stamped the background with a stamp I bought from Create & craft a few years ago but it has no label so I don't know who makes it
The girly image is of course from Stamping bella and coloured with Copic markers
I used Tim Holtz tiny attacher to secure most of the bits to the card to give it a feel of a notice board
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Cupcake challenge blooms & charms
Spoonful of sugar Challenge cute & girly
ABC Challenge Unused stash mine is this Background stamp and the bazzill bling flowers i have been holding on to!! lol
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Secrete Saturday crafter Challenge Metal , I used a charm and TH staples
Have a great afternoon , Thanks for dropping by

20 May 2010

Don't get mad get even !!

Hi girls no crafting for me today although I will be back later with this weeks DCD DT card which I haven't posted yet coz I've been poorly ....all say Awwwww !! lol
I still feel a bit unwell today which hasn't been helped by the stress of a nasty experience on eBay .......it starts back in November last year when a customer bought 3 of my designer cutting dies from my eBay shop first she complained about the cost of the postage so I refunded her some of the postage she had paid and because all the dies were around £39 each I sent them all individually each one 1st class recorded delivery (in hindsight now I would have been better off sending them all special delivery but I didn't think at the time) a few days later she contacted me to say only one had turned up even though all 3 parcels were posted at the same time from the same post office, well I kept trying to track them online with the royal mail but they never showed up as signed for, in the end I tried to claim with the post office but had no luck with them as they wanted my proof of purchase and I had the dies made in Hong Kong by Cross cuts and they don't give you a receipt and it was before I was a registered business that I had them made so I had no need to have kept the receipt at the time I had purchased them.
Anyway this woman kept telling me she hadn't received the dies and me being the kind woman I am and at that time I thought I would be reimbursed eventually by the royal mail and so on 2nd of Jan I decided to refund her the £80 for the 2 dies and the die cuts she claimed were lost in the post , don't laugh I even sent her some more die cuts free as a good will gesture, Well from the moment the refunded money left my PayPal account I never heard a word from her not even a thank you for the die cuts I sent her, in my mind I wrote the £80 off but in my heart I had my suspicions that she might have been lying and that she may have received the dies as the royal mail sorting office for her area told me they were sure the packages were delivered and had been bundled together with elastic bands and she had only signed for the top one.
Anyway that was that until yesterday when I had a lot of used dies on eBay for sale but not in my shop they were in my personal account as these were dies I had bought long before I had become a business , so unless you know me there was no connection between that account and my eBay shop account , well I saw someone was bidding on a die who had the same name as this woman but it wasn't the same eBay ID as she had bought the dies through before, so off I went to check out her shop and low & behold she sells die cuts and you guessed it she is selling the die cuts from the 2 LTD Edition dies she bought from me that she claimed were lost in the post well you can imagine how cheated I felt after refunding her £80, when I first contacted her yesterday she said she didn't know me and tried to give me a false name but then after looking at her feedback and seeing she had bought things from a friend of mine I rang my friend and checked out the address on the account and and yes you guessed it again!!!...... it was the same woman so that was a bare face lie, now she couldn't have bought these dies from anywhere else as one was designed by me as a LTD Edition and there was only 4 made I have one and 2 of my friends have the other two.
The other die was designed by a very close friend and only a few were made and again we have one each and we know who has the others that one is a bear holding a heart design but this woman claims to have bought one of them at a craft fair which is impossible as I have the copyright on these dies, I think you all know how generous I am and I'm a fair and honest person so I don't feel I should sit quietly and let her get away with this do you? especially after the lies and abuse she has thrown at me, we have taken advice from the police who told us to get in touch with C.A.B which I did and they put us onto consumer direct (www.consumerdirect.gov.uk) who were really very helpful and have taken up the task of helping us sort it out so if this happens to any of you girls here's what you have to do , photo copy everything all the emails between you and the offending party, all eBay messages, all eBay sales and listing , all PayPal invoices showing the payments and refunds every scrap of evidence you can lay your hands . Before you send these away to county court when you file your case you must first contact the offending person asking them to pay within a fair amount of time this can be done via PayPal sending them an invoice giving them a chance to pay before you take any further action or via post if they don't respond or pay you the money owed then you can file your claim at http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/ and at court services by phoning 0845 4568770 and if you win the offending party pay the cost as well as paying you back the money owed and they can also be fined and prosecuted, they have all our info and copyright details and tell us we have a good case so watch this space for an update.
I ask you how can someone be so mean and lie like this , the police say its theft and fraud and will help in anyway they can, we gave all the detail name and address of this woman to the police to they too have it on file I cant name this woman due to the fact that I'm filing a case against her but once I'm free to tell you who she is and warn my fellow crafters I will name and shame her as I don't think people like this should be able to get away with it to do the same to other honest eBayer's.
Well that's what I have spent the day doing , a real waste of a day but it will be worth it to see justice done, and I thought as I have worked so hard sorting it out all day I would share what I found out in case its any help to anyone else who might have had the same problem.
Have a great evening girls thanks for dropping by to listen to me rambling !! lol

19 May 2010

ATS Challenge

This week at the ATS Challenge blog the Challenge theme is "Dry Embossing" I always think embossing adds a little style to your card don't you.
The stamp I used here is one of the new Honey stamps from CC Designs, what a cutie she is all ready for a day at the beach, I have coloured her with Copic markers.
The sentiment stamp is from SU and I used 2 SU punches as well
Flower from Prima and I made the centre myself and added the embossed leaves cut with a sizzix embossing die.
The Die cuts are from my shop and I have stamped them with the flourish stamp which id from Stempleglede.
The Glittered paper is from MME and the charm is from my stash.
Thanks for visiting my blog today your comments are really appreciated
Have a great day

WOYWW Still a mess

Not really any different than last week , still a mess of pushed back "stuff" I bought a few new things a couple of CC Designs stamps , 2 sets of Stempleglede stamps, some new BG pads lots of new Prima lace and a few other bits & bobs .
I have a rotten cold today a raging sore throat I don't think I'll be doing much crafting today, I have made one card this morning for the ATS challenge which I might blog later then I'm gonna curl up with a lemsip and feel sorry for myself !! lol maybe watch some telly and rest
Well I hope you all have a great day thanks for dropping by 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 buying or creating today.

18 May 2010

Black Rose Pirate Tilda !!!

Back again with my last card of the day , Black Rose Tilda Pirate of the Caribbean !!! the fearless female of the far seas !!! what sweet Tilda a pirate ?!! but she's still a sweetie don't you think ?
I have entered this card into the following challenges
Just Magnolia challenge For the girls
Magical crafts Challenge Black white plus one
Magnolia Lovers Challenge Dimensional
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Allsorts challenge Birthday
Stampavie Challenge Pink
Magnolia down under challenge Black white plus one
Crafty creations challenge Around the world (Pirates from the Caribbean!!)
Spoonful of Sugar challenge Cute & Girly
Have a great evening , Thanks for dropping by

Inside Out Guest Designer

Inside out that the theme of the challenge this time over at the Crafty cardmakers challenge and I was thrilled to be asked to be their Guest Designer , this really was a challenge for me as I don't often do much inside work on cards but with the aid of my new die cuts I managed it with ease
To make this card I used a Sugar Nelli stamp that was a gift from my BFF Vikki , isn't it lovely and she is too thanks my friend.
I coloured the image with Copic markers , the sentiment stamp is from WoJ, and U punched it out with my new EK Sucess punch.
The DP is Tim Holtz Shabby chic , flower Prima and the lovely Butterfly was one of many I received from my lovely Friend Liz for my Birthday , thanks Liz xx
the die cuts are from my new range at Die cut Dreams
I would like to thank Vix for asking me to be Guest designer I feel truly honoured
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Allsorts challenge Birthday
Funny enough I feel a bit inside out myself at the moment as I have laptop problems and I have had to go back to using my desk top computer from my office until the laptop if fixed and I don't like it , I think you get used to the computer you use daily so I'm not a happy bunny at the moment !!! lol
If anyone is waiting for me to email them back please email me as I don't have any email addresses in this computer so I feel a bit cut off
Right I got to go and do some work now so I'll catch you later
Oh a clue before I go ....... A.A. Milne wrote about a Character who loved "it" !!? what is it ??

17 May 2010

Ooh La La Shoes in bloom !!

At the Ooh La La Challenge blog this fortnight the theme is Bright and Cheerful here on my DT card I have used a Floral shoe image from the "Shoes in bloom"CD this is my favourite CD it has so many lovely floral shoes and sentiments it's so girly and its available from Oh-la-la Creations on-line shop
The die cuts I layered are available from my shop Die cut Dreams I run one of them thought a cuttlebug folders
The sentiment stamp is from Stampin'up, I finished off by stitching the edges and adding some Prima flowers and pearl Brads.
I hope you like it and I hope you will pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog and join in the fun you don't need to use Ooh-La-La products to join in the challenge but if you have then we would love to see them in your creations.
I have also entered this card into these challenges
Creative inspirations Die cut or punch
Allsorts challenge Birthday
Crafty Catz challenge petals & Pearls
Stampavie Challenge Pink
Please scroll down to see more as this is my 3rd post today !!

Sir Stampalot Butterflies & Blossoms

I made this for the Sir Stampalot Challenge where the theme this month is "Butterfly & Blossoms" This is a bit of a different style for me, I'm not sure what style you call it so I'm gonna call it "Susie Style !!" lol
Here's what I used to make this card ;
Tim Holtz and K& company DP
The sentiment stamps is by Hero Arts
The Background stamp is from SU
Flowers from Wild Orchid crafts
Ribbon from stash
Cuttlebug folder
Die cuts From my shop Die cut Dreams
I hope you have a fab day catch you all later