Wednesday, 31 October 2012

the one with no card!!

Nope, not one card at all! Just wanted to share with you all, some of the bits that I have been working on for the Christmas Fair at my parents church in a few weeks time
Desk Jotters: these gorgeous bulldog clips were a fantastic bargin from Staples - got a big bag of about 40 of them for £3!!!! Fancy squares are Go Kreate dies

Bookmarks: My hubby uses these giant paper clips for his work timesheets......well I just had to rescue some from his bag and make better use of them!

Mini notebooks: these were 18p from Wilkos, going to do a few more, and try and find similar of different sizes.

Pringle tin Santa pot: probably going to put candy canes and/or festive pencils in this - was quite pleased with the way this turned out, so will probably do a couple more.......this will involve more eating of the pringles though!!!!

Have also been working on the likes of Reindeer food and Reindeer poo - will add photos at a later date. I know some of you are doing bits like this at the moment, so hope you like these and if they have given any ideas and inspiration - all the better xx

another one with that stamp!

Hi all, hope everyone is fine and well. Thoughts and prayers go out to those of your on the east-coast of the USA, our news bulletins here are showing us the devestation caused by "sandy", but you cant begin to imagine what it must be like to be caught up in it all.
Anyway, its been a busy few days for me, with front room decorating, trips to the vet with Nippy (ear infection!), trip to the hospital for me (chest x-ray, for the cough that wont go away) catching up on housework, being a taxi service for my kids, but gladly a bit of crafting time too.....
This is one of the cards I have made over the last days or so, all much the same, so Im just blogging the one!
have once again, used this gorgeous LOTV stamp coloured with promarkers, with a touch of frosted lace stickles
paper was a freebie from Raspberry Road
Fremont Crest die from Memory Box
Snowflake die from Marianne
Washi tape from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery"
green pearls from Meiflower.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
nutcrafters - ribbon or twine (hope the washi tape counts as ribbon!)
Christmas cards aside I have also been working on some bits and bobs from a forthcoming Christmas Fair at my parents church, will be back later to share some with you!

Monday, 29 October 2012

The one that got a little "distressing"!!!!

 Hi all, hope you've had a smashing weekend, so its monday and time for another challenge with
The theme this time filled me with horror at first (no, not Halloween), but becasue it was something that i've never really done before and I didnt want to let the team down,
and here is my DT card
 I made this card for my lovely hubby. When he received it, his initial reaction was "ok, how much have you spent this time!?!" (no idea what he was on about, lol)
Used a brown versamark ink and deckle edged scissors to get the distressing going on
LOTV image coloured with promarkers
own sentiment printed onto core'dinations whitewash card, which I also used elsewhere on the card.
papers, card candi, button and string from stash.
If you would like to join in with us this time, or would like to check out the other super DT cards, click on our badge above.
We are lucky enough to have two wonderful sponsors this time - thank you to them xx

 I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:

stampin for the weekend - anything goes
word art wednesday - uplifting sentiments

Have a good day all, and would send my thoughts and prayers to those living on the east coast of the USA as they face these awful weather conditions xx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

The snuggly Christmasssy one!

Hi all! Hope you're all having a lovely saturday and keeping cosy and warm!
Have been doing a bit painting and decorating over the last few days and was intending to carry on with it today, but when I got up this morning I decided to give myself the day off - and why not!
Popped into town for a few bits and bobs, and spent the rest of this afernoon working on another Christmas card.......with a the company of Michael Buble (christmas cd - sadly not the real thing!!)
So for this card I have used a super cute LOTV stamp which is coloured with the promakers and has a few highlighted areas with sakura gelly pen.
Frosted lace stickles around the edge of the image.
Blue paper from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery"
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
snowflake die from Mariannes
fremont crest die from Memory Box
pearl from stash to finish.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Righty-ho, Im off to throw a spag bol together for dinner - catch you all later xx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The one with Edwin and the drinkypoos!

Hello all! Hope you're having a lovely Thursday. Before I go any further I must say Hello to Sue & Shona, who have recently added themselves as followers.
Anyway, another Christmas card to share with you.....quite enjoying making them this year!
I'd made this is with the Here come's the boys "Edwin only" challenge in mind, and I cant help wishing that this Edwin had something like a reindeer on his tie (in the style of Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary!)
Edwin stamp (donated) is coloured with Promarkers,
stickles and glossy accents added to give the drinky-poos a bit of fizz,
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Washi tape is from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery" range
button from stash.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
thats all from me for now, not much else on the agenda today apart from a big of blog browsing, one or two more Christmas cards and maybe do a few bits for a craft fair we've got coming up - catch you all later xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The little blue christmassy one!

Hi all! Hope everyone is fine and well. The fog and murkiness that has been hanging around since monday has lifted a little here today, and i've even ventured to put some washing out! So, I am a Happy Little Crafter today - I am now off work for the next eight days (half term) woohoo, and although I've got a few jobs to do around the house, I also hoping for lots of crafting time too! Day one of the hols, has gone well so far, just got back home from taking Nippy for a run around Rochester Castle and found a letter on the doormat from HMRC......YAY, got a little tax rebate (about 30 quid!) ooooh what to do with it!!
Anyway, had made this card at the weekend, but this is the first chance i've had to blog it!
This LOTV is one of my favorite Christmas stamps, she is coloured with the promarkers.
Paper from Helz Cuppleditch "Special Delivery"
Circular sentiment was a freebie from BizzyBecs
Snowflake dies are Mariannes, with card candi added
rikrak and ribbon from stash
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Off for a bit of browse now, and see what you've all been up too.......

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The one where the spookiness continued!

So Im doing really well this week, two halloween cards  - and this from one that doesnt "do" halloween, still when the wee bear is this cute, I can make an exception!
This is my DT card for this weeks "USE A HALLOWEEN SENTIMENT" challenge at
The super cute wee bear is question is from STAMP FAIRY, who are our lovely sponsors this time.
He is, or course, coloured with promarkers, and is cute on a lacy circles nestie, the sentiment is one of my own creations, the paper is a very oldie from Papermania, and the ribbon and button from stash. 
I would also like to enter this into these challenges:

Thats all from me for now, im off "up the wooden hill to bedfordshire" as they say! Will have a good catch up with your blogs tomorrow xx

Monday, 15 October 2012

The one when the Cuties Got Spooky!!

Good Afternoon all, hope you've all had a smashing weekend. So, its monday and that means its time for a new challenge with THE CUTIE PIES.
Our theme this time is
which, if im honest, isnt an event that I really "do", so I decided to go cute,  and do halloween my way with my own DT card, hope you like it!

This adorable Witch is from Birdie Brown, and is coloured with promarkers,  the gingham paper is a freebie from Bev Rochester's blog, the star is an X-cut die, and the sentiment is my own creation!

We are sponsored on this challenge by Di's digi downloads, who are offering a fabby prize, to join in and check out the other spook-tacular DT cards click here.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
stampin for the weekend - something spooky
allsorts challenge - too cute to spook!
di's digi designs - too cute to spook
the poodles parlour - halloween
stamping with the dragon - halloween
i love promarkers - halloween

and thats all from me for now xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Do you wanna win some CANDY????

 Of course you do!
This fabby candy could be yours and all you have to do is hop on over to The Cutie Pie Challenge,  and enter your name into our birthday candy draw

Monday, 8 October 2012

the one with the super yummy ribbon!

 Hi all, So its monday again, and we are midway through our first birthday challenge with The Cutie Pies.  As I mentioned last week the theme this time is USE A DIGI, and as I am a bit of a digi addict, I couldnt resist making an extra card this time round!
My digi comes from our lovely sponsor Bugaboo, she is coloured with the promarkers, both papers are from my stash, the doily is from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and the afore mentioned ribbon was a recent find in my local little fabric store (just grabbed a couple of metres when I was buying a few other bits and bobs and it wasnt till I got home that I realised just how pretty it is!)
Anyway, so as its our very first birthday we have some extra special prizes and a birthday candy. Pictured above is the prize that I have put together, so if you want to come and join in the fun, click here
I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
catch the bug - Otober anything goes
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
cute card thursday - lots of ribbon
Thats it for me for now, keep warm and have a lovely afternoon

Sunday, 7 October 2012

the one with the pink pinafore....

Hold your horses...surely this cant be a second post in one day, actually yes it is! Had a bit of a tidy up and went around with the hoover this morning, then gave Nippy a shower and have spent the rest  of the afternoon starting on a bundle of Happy Birthday cards, a friend of  mine has asked for. This is it so far...
Cute wee Tilda coloured with promarkers and have paper pieced her pinafore to match the backing paper. This is from a gorgeous freebie, that you can find here, the ribbon slider and pearls are from Meiflower (lovin these at the mo!!) doily from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, flowers are a Joycraft die.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
nut crafters - paper piecing
the stamping boutique - pink,pink,pink
lexis creations - pink
dream valley challenges - go pink

Off to pick the hubby up from work soon, and then off to my parents for dinner, so thats all from me for now xx

The "card making day" one........

Good Morning, and a happy, sunny Sunday to you all! Planning on having a pretty chilled out day today, just thought I'd share with you all, the card that I made for the National Cardmaking Day swap that the lovely Carol organised over on Docrafts. I think my partner liked it.
 (and a wee side view) 
I thought this Gorjuss Girl image summed up the occasion perfectly (and I think she sums up me as a crafter as she has cheerfully left paper all over the floor, that she'll no doubt get round to hoovering up eventually, lol) The papers and the bunting are from Dovecrafts Tea Party range, doily from Pretty Little Ribbon shop, gems and twine from stash and again the sentiment tickets are my own creations.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
charisma cardz - bling
forever friends - anything goes
off to do a bit of browsing and commenting, catch you all later xx

Friday, 5 October 2012

The one that was made specially for a crafty buddy!

Hi all, hope you're all having a good day. If im honest today has been a bit pants! Cameron is off on a school geography trip to Chedder Gorge, I had to take him to school at 6.15am and it was cold, wet and miserable! When I got to work and found out that our company auditor was in do to his 6mnthly audit, it was clear that the day wasnt gonna get any better. I was hoping to get away half an hour earlier to make up for some overtime I did earlier in the week, but thanks to some "missing" invoices I ended up leaving an hour later.  Left work with a thumping head, so took Nippy for a run in the park for some fresh air, only to get caught in the rain again!!! Apologies for my moaning, I know, I know worse things happen at sea (as my granny used to say)
So, onto todays card and this is a birthday card I've made for a lovely Docraft and blog friend Carol, who as you can see is celebrating a bit of a spesh birthday.
This super cute H&S image is coloured with the pro's, I think the papers are from The Paper Cellar, the Ivy die is from Poppy Stamps, doily from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, the pearls and the ribbon slider are from Meiflower (at bluewater show) and the sentiment tickets are my own work. The l/o was based on

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
seems a little sketchy #23
happy campers - pink & brown
crafts and me - my sentiments exactly
the sisterhood of crafters - happy birthday
crafty sentiments - happy birthday
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
So, thats about all from me for now, but as I've got a busy day ahead tomorrow and dont think im going to get on here at all, I would just like to wish you all and happy and creative.......

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The one with the mouse and the treat box!

So, every now and then I get overcome with an "anything but a card" urge...and then I stumbled across this on Tracey's amazing blog and couldnt resist having a go. This it the "toot" that I followed click here, and considering I am not great at following measurements and stuff, I was amazed at how easy it was to do, mine might not be a patch on Tracey's but not bad for a first attempt!
I even going to be very brave and enter it into these challenges:
anything goes - animals
the stamping boutique - pink, pink, pink
cupcake craft - pink
dis digi designs - animals acting like people  dont think  mice usually wear jumpers!

Oh just to add - the image is from Di's Digi Designs, flowers are a joycraft die, paper, candy and doily from stash.
Thats all from me for now, have a lovely day all xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

the one when it was the Cutie Pies Birthday.....

Hi all, hope you've all had a lovely weekend, so its monday and that means its another challenge day with The Cutie Pies, well, thats not entirely true....its not just "another" challenge day, oh no, its a very special one as we are celebrating our first birthday. I am soooo proud to have been part of the team from the start and to watch it go from strength to strength, and we have lots of fabby challenges planned so here's to the next year! To celebrate, we have two wonderful sponsors, which I will tell you about in a mo, but also some special prizes from our DT and also a very special birthday candy too..........keep an eye on the blog for details!
Our theme for this challenge is
and our lovely sponsors are are offering 3 digi images for randomly chosen winner
Bugaboo offering 7 digi images for chosen winner
So, onto my DT card and I have gone for a D'arcys Diaries image from a free cd in Creative Cardmaking magazine (its a precoloured image - im not that good!!!!) The flowers are a JoyCraft die and pearls, candy and paper from stash.

Do hope you'll all join us and celebrate our birthday!