Friday, 27 July 2012

Tag It....with Aud Sentiments!

Hi all, am a wee bit late posting this one, but having the kids on summer holidays has somehow confused me with the days of the really doesnt take much, lol! But better late than never.

So, we are in our second week of our Tag It challenge at Aud Sentiments, and yes we want to see you using tags on yoru work. Our lovely sponsors this time are:

and its one of their fabby images that I am using  on my DT card, here:

She is called Coraline and she is coloured with promarkers, once again with a dollop of glossy accents on the balloon (loving this stuff just now!) have used a Nellie Snellen die here, my tag is a sizzix die, one of the old style thick ones, from the original sizzix machine - have had this die for years now and still love it! Used an older x-cut corner punch on the tag too.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
Samuel Taylors - die cuts

Crafts and me - anything goes

inky impressions - dies and punches

Looking forward to settling down to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics tonight - Go Team GB!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The one with the red shoes!

Good Evening Friends and what another gorgeous day we've hot....but I dont mind it! It was just a bit of a bind having to go to work today, I do hope the sun will keep his hat on until the middle of August, when I am off two weeks.

Anyway, onto my card, I adore this LOTV "mirror, mirror" stamp, she reminds me of my good self when I was a little girl......I loved playing at dressing up and shuffling around in my mum's shoes!

She is coloured with promarkers, and a dollop of glossy accents on her beads and shoes (closer look in the below shot) the image is mounted onto ivory cardstock with has been embossed with swiss dots. The delicious gingham ribbon and bow came from my local little fabric store and I think my mum bought me the charm at the Bluewater show earlier in the year. I should also mention that the sentiment is from the talented Netty, and you can visit her here

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
divas by design - Happy Birthday
my mums craft shop - birthday girls
the squirrel and the fox - kids or babies

Off to bed soon, so I will bid you all good night xx

Monday, 23 July 2012

Christmas in July with The Cutie Pies!

So here I am writing this post wearing a vest, shorts and my flip-flops and couldnt feel less Christmassy if I tried, although if I had done this last week it would've been a very different story, lol! Yes, its challenge day with the cutie pie challenge and we all about Christmas in July! We want to see some gorgeous and super cute festive creations.

Thank you to  our lovely sponsors for this challenge

and here is my DT card

I am using the lovely Gilly from Prairie Fairy, who I am a little bit in love with! She is coloured with promarkers and have a wee dollop of glossy accents on her spec to make them look, well...Specsy! I have also used a C'bug embossing folder (snowflakes) and added card candi, my own sentiment, ribbon and a snowflake charm (

So, we'd love to have your joining in with us, so hop on over to play or just to have a peep at the other wonderful DT cards.

I would also like to enter:
quirky crafts - christmas in july
do it with digis challenge - christmas in july
jelly park challenges - christmas-in-july.html
delightful challenges - Christmas in july
paper play challenges - Christmas in July

catch you all later xx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Evening all!

Hope you're all well and have seen a bit of sunshine today.....lets hope it stays with us!

Have been MIA for the last week pretty much, loads going on with Cam's school as the end of the term came around, my boy has now finished with primary school so as well as it being a busy time it has been a bit of an emotional one too. To be fair, it doesnt take a lot to set me off, but I have had my fair share of the boohoo's of late. Oh, and we also received a letter from the grammar school that Megan attends telling us that based on the end of year exams, she is in the top ten of her year group (approx 150 girls).........gonna need some more kleenex!!!!

Anyway, have had like no time at all to craft, so hoping to get time to play over the next few days.

Have any of you got to see the Olympic torch relay? Cam and I went to the town centre in chatham (where I live) on friday morning, and it was great fun, the atmosphere was fantastic, with canons being fired from and all sorts going on. Its lovely to have these things to look back on in years to come and be able to say "I was there...."

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Aud Sentiments "Friends"

So we are now in week B of our "Friend" challenge at aud sentiments, if you havent joined in yet, there is still plenty of time, just click on the link to come and play or to check out the other fab DT work!

Havent made a CAS card for a while, so thought it was time! Paper pieced this daisy which is an image from our lovely sponsors...Polka Doodles.

Have a lovely day all

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The upside of this lousy rain........

I dont know if there is an official term or name for "one who has a thing about Rainbows", well if there is - then I'm one! Megan spotted this beauty out of her bedroom window this evening, and I can honestly say I cant ever remember seeing ome with such vibrancy of colour (photo's do it no justice!) or in such a perfect curve........I felt a burst of "all things bright and beautiful" bubbling up inside

So twice today I have got caught and ended up with my trousers stuck to my legs and my hair dripping, but suddenly life doesnt seem so bad.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Glitter and Bling with The Cutie Pies

So its Monday again, and that means its challenge day with the cutie pie's and,as my title should tell you, its all about "Glitter and Bling".

Here is my DT card:

Have used this adorable Wee Stamps image, coloured with promarkers, the papers are a new papermania stack, the dandelion thingymebobs have been prettied up with some stickles stardust, card candi, rikrak and pink bling from stash. The butterfly was donated, If anyone can tell me which type of punch or die it is, that would be fab 'cos I wanna get it!!

I would also like to say thank you to our lovely Digi Darla friends for sponsoring this challenge

We love seeing your super cute cards, so if you'd like to join in or just come over and check out the other fabby DT work, click on the above link.

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
ribbon girls......girly cards
the secret crafter....use pastel colours
cute card thursday.....gardeners world!

Have a good week all xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Make Friends at Aud Sentiments

Our theme for our new challenge at aud sentiments is to use the word "Friend" on your project, you can hop on over now, to find out more and also check out our fabby team A work, i'll be back next week with my DT card xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

anyone for a cupcake???

I do actually love real life cupcakes and Betty Crockers frosting is one of my favourite things - not to good for the old waistline though, so maybe im better off sticking with these sort of cupcakes instead! This super cute image is from Bugaboo, she is coloured with promarkers with a cheeky dollop of glossy accents on her pumps, the bunting, paper and ribbon is from Dovecraft Tea House range. Have used my trusty swiss dots folder and also a section of a happy birthday folder, the sentiment was made on pc using tempus sans font, bit of bling and card candi added for good measure - and there we go!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
ribbon girls - girly cards
the poodles parlour - cute and/or cuddly
totally papercrafts - use a digistamp
moving along with the times - happy birthday
fab n funky challenges - cute and girly

In case I dont get around to posting tomorrow I would like to wish a Happy 4th July to my friends and followers on that side of the pond, have a wonderful day xx