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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year to You !!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year !! Enjoy New Years Eve whether you're out partying or having a quiet one.....like me :( lol, actually it's a nice change for me i'm usually trying to be the 'Hostess with the mostest', so now i'm going to put my feet up with a large Vodka, pomegranate and lemonade.... on ice of course ! and a bag of Sweet Chilli crisps..Mmmmmmm.

Take Care and.............'HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Back to it !!

Hi everyone, good to be back, hope you've all had a lovely Christmas ? Ours was quiet, watched so much tv my eyes are square, but i feel rested and ready to get back to business !

Firstly i'd like to congratulate Bev and Gill who are joining the DT for Pink Gem Designs, both make beautiful cards ! Well done girls.

So this afternoon, despite having a mountain of washing and ironing to do...well that can wait, i couldnt resist my stash any longer. I dug deep into my paper collection and found a K&co pad i've had for sometime, i really need to use up what i already have to make way for new goodies. I have a terrible addiction to pretty papers !

So the Paper is K&co classic K Mckenna, Image...Magnolia, Prima Hydrangea flowers, Doodlebug sentiment from the clear friends set, BG brads, Martha Stewart punch, coloured with Promarkers and pencils.

The inside i used the same papers,Fiskars border punch, SU scalloped punch and SU round sentiment stamp , finished with Anna Griffin ribbon.

I'll soon be offering my Blog Candy,just waiting for one thing in particular, but it'll be worth the wait i promise you !!

Thanks for popping by :)xx

Had a go at decorating the inside of the card.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas to you all

Are you all ready for tomorrow ? I've so much to do today, food shop, house to clean, presents to wrap, i've never been so disorganised but trying not to stress about it too much.

So before i go i thought i'd show you some lovely cards i've recieved, thank you so much, Tara, Clare, Gina, Vicky, Kathleen and Janet.

I've made friendships i truely value through Blogging and on the Docrafts forum,so thank you all for your visits here, for the lovely feedback you leave, and i hope you all have the best Christmas, and a happy, healthy 2009 !!

Oh i nearly forgot to share my news, lol, i'm so excited, i have my first paid magazine commission to do over Christmas !! It's for the Docrafts Creativity magazine, a follow up from my appearance on the 'Talent spotting online ' article, so big thanks to Clare for approaching me ! Have lots to keep me busy over the holidays.

Take care everyone and look forward to catching up soon.....xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Nearly there...

Well almost...a week without posting now that's not like me but to be honest i've had so many cards to do that i've really kept them very simple so not that interesting to look at ?

For this card i used a lovely image sent to me a while back..thanks Shelly..

Paper is Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'

Ribbon, button, charm all from Stash

I've still got family cards to make but nearly there....i'm really losing the will with Christmas cards and i'm so looking forward to putting all my Christmas stash away!!

There'll be one more post from me before Christmas, have some beautiful cards i've recieved to share with you...and a little news too...so till then...ta ra xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Thank you Vicky and Lisa !

Thank you so much Vicky and Lisa for this award...i love it !!
The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know. And there is more... You have to write down five things you are addicted to

I'm passing this to...

Tara My bestest Matey..

Maddy The Queen of Fimo...check out Calvin the mouse !!

Clare Fabby Docrafts designer...see Clare on QVC Monday night 10pm !!

Terrie Amazingly talented lady!

Kirsty Fantastic photographer,crafter and whose blog i love to read !

So the 5 things i'm addicted to are..

1.Well it would have to be cardmaking/crafting of course !! sorry to be so obvious :)
3.Burts and bees lip balm...Mmmmmm
4.My favourite scents..Aveda's personal blend perfume...gorgeous !!, Vivian Westwoods Boudior perfume it comes in a beautiful bottle too...hoping santa's listening !!
5.Bassetts Cherry drop sweets...bordering on sour but i have to have a packet in my bag just incase i get the urge.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Where's the time go ?!!!

You know i'm sure someone messes with the clocks in our house, i sat down to make a start on my personal Christmas cards tonight, yes thats right just over a week to go and not one card to send, and before you know it it's nearly time for bed !! I swear next year i'm gonna start them in July ,lol.

So here's one of five i managed, not bad going for me really. Another lovely Housemouse image...thanks again Tara (hope you're feeling a bit better love) used the gorgeous BasicGrey 'Wassail' papers, i've so loved this collection !! BasicGrey buttons, Martha Stewart punch, SU scalloped round punch, Sentiment Funky Fairy's, ribbon from stash, coloured with Promarkers...hurray for Promarkers, so quick !!! Stickles and Glossy Accents too.

So how you all getting on with preparations for Christmas ? I managed to put my tree up yesterday, thought it might help me to get in the festive spirit.... just feel like i'm running around like a headless chicken at the moment...too much to do and not enough hours in the day !!...sigh..oh well all will be back to normal in a couple of weeks...can you tell i'm a bit 'Bah humbug ' I'm not usually...honest.

Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 14 December 2008

DT Call

Pop over to Pink Gem Designs Janets now looking for one of you talented people out there to join the Design Team ! It's open till Sunday 28th December so plenty of time......go on give it a go !

Friday, 12 December 2008

'Choose'..another ATC

Had another go at an ATC with one of my new SugarNellie stamps from Funkykits...this time 'Choose' by the new designer Leanne Ellis. I coloured with Promarkers, gave it some dimension by decoupaging the flowers, added glossy accents to the hearts, tiny beads to decorate.

Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Wish and Sweetpea !!

Hi folks, well i'm very slowly getting there with my Christmas cards but i actually had to go out and buy some yesterday !! Shock horror, i dont think i've bought a card for about 12 months but there's just no way i'm going to have the time or the will to do it this year. I really hated parting with my money for shop bought but hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do !!

Any way here's a card i managed the other day using a cute download from All that Scraps...Sweetpea Winter,,,could'nt resist and he was only $3.50. Papers are Pinkpetticoat, K&co Naked tag, Ribbon from The Stampman, i've loved this stripey ribbon for Chrimbo cards !! Coloured with Promarkers

The next is one of the new designs from Sugar Nellie by Leanne Ellis....I love the arty style of this and i still think it's cute...i do love my cute stamps...it's a perfect size for ATC's too so thought i'd have another go at one...used my Promarkers, stickles and Glossy Accents, Heart charm from Ebay.

I mentioned previously about some candy to celebrate my 10,000th hit, well i hav'nt forgotten but i'm hanging on for all the new goodies to come out ;0 so watch this space xx

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Butterfly Award

What a lovely award , thank you so much Laura for giving this to me.. I think all your blogs are cool !! so if you hav'nt been awarded this yet consider it yours xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

My Angel

I made this for my Neice, every year i usually buy her a Christmas tree ornament but this year i thought she'd like something handmade.

I googled for a star template, covered the chipboard with Pinkpetticoat paper, the image is a download from All that Scraps, sentiment is from a panduro set, and tied various ribbon on a book ring.

Thanks for popping by ...

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Hi folks, i'd spotted these stamps over on Papercraft Planet a few weeks ago and on clare's blog, have a peek at her blog she's a DT member for Pink Poison and her cards are gorgeous ! Anyway i had to have one and Anya arrived last week but this morning's the first chance i've had to have a play.

I embossed with Stampendous Disco Black and coloured her with Promarkers....papers are Basic Grey Ambrosia....Sentiment is hero Arts

It's a very simple card...she's quite a large stamp...i'd highly recommend Pink Poison for good customer service...she took a week to arrive, so not bad considering christmas post and being an international delivery...and the quality is fab, she stamps beautifully.

Thanks for popping by... xx

Friday, 5 December 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 39

Hi Everyone, well we've just about got rid of the snow we had yesterday but it's been a gradual thaw all day, so glad its warmer !!

This is another of Janets new designs over at Pink Gem Designs the adorable Mimi and Pig,I made this for this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is 'Hearts'. i printed the heart paper from the Pinkpetticoat 'Cupcake' cd, Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts..another bargain at 50p !! and the ribbon from my stash...a nice and easy design. I coloured again with Prismas and decided to decoupage the image.

Hope you all have a good weekend xx

Thursday, 4 December 2008

T'was the night before Christmas.........

Well not quite i know, it looked so Christmassy outdoors today with the snowfall we had here in Yorkshire though ! There's still some left even though the snow turned to rain later...boy has it been slippy ! My legs are aching from taking tense steps and i've had a few close shaves with the pavement and nearly hit the floor in Morrisons yesterday ! OMG i was so embarassed,lol,.Anyway whoever ordered the snow it was three weeks early !! would'nt it be lovely to have a white Christmas for a change ?

Ok so back to my card for today, i found this stamp at my local community centre where i run my craft club on Monday night, it was in a little box along with a sentiment stamp,a tiny matching silouette of a trio of mice which will look nice stamped inside the card i think, some clear stamp blocks, clear embossing powder and some inks...all for a FIVER !! so of course i had to have it, what a bargain and all for a good cause.

So i'm not sure of the make of this stamp...Papers are K&co Peppermint Twist...the scalloped edges are created with 'just the edge' cardstock strips by Bazzil and i added Kelly Panacci stickers to add detail....the ribbon is from my stash and i added another sticker from the same set with a brad.I used my H2o's to colour the mouse...was feeling brave as he's so little..i'm dont get on with watercolouring that well..but thought i'd try.

I've noticed that i'm nearly at the 10'000 hit mark....thank you everyone...so i'm going to be putting some candy together for over Christmas ...so watch this space !!

Thanks for popping by and keep warm xx

Thank you !!

What a lovely award, thank you so much Clare and Sue for giving this to me, i've made lovely friends through blogging and feel fortunate to be a part of such a great community, so thank you to you both, it means alot xx

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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

A get well card for my matey

My Matey Tara has'nt been too well lately so i thought i'd make a card for her....it did turn out a little dark for a Get Well card..The image is Hanglar&Stanglar..BasicGrey papers...Diecut swirls...heart buttons and gems...and coloured with Promarkers...Hope you're feeling a little better Tara. TFL xx

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I made this for this weeks sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. I rotated the sketch and used Mimi with Snowman from Pink Gem Designs, another gorgeous christmas design by Janet Roberts,my favourite BasicGrey papers 'Wassail', my scalloped SU punch, Martha Stewart punch, Round sentiment from Funky Fairys Papercrafts, who have s great download sale on right now, ribbon from stash, tiny heart embellishment is Craft Creations. This time i used my Prismas for a change..even though i use my Promarkers mostly i still love the effect you can achieve with these. Thanks for popping by...enjoy whats left of the weekend, its been so frosty this morning....Brrrrrrrr xxx

Friday, 28 November 2008

Fiskarettes Competition

Hi Folks, this is my entry to this months competition over at Fiskarettes which is *Sparkle*. Thanks Jayne for letting me know about it !! The prize is £50 worth of Fiskars goodies!!

I used a lovely HouseMouse image i've had for a while...thanks Tara

BasicGrey papers...Wassail

Martha Stewart punch....cant seem to make a card without it these days, lol.

Coloured with my Promarkers and Stickles

Flowers...Oooooo cant remember, my memories awful at the mo but it is Friday,been a loooooong week !!

Oh and i'm still trying to improve the quality of my photos, do you think this is any better ? I used more lighting with this one mainly because i took it this evening but i'm thinking i'll do this in the daytime too.

Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend !! xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

A step away from the usual cuties !!

Ok so this is a little different for me !! I see so many elegant cards on my travels through Blogland, some with few elements but still manage to be gorgeous, it looks so easy but in practice it's not really. I wanted to try and create something elegant than my usual cutie cards...quite a challenge cos i LOVE my cute stamps,lol.

So here is my attempt...i used a sentiment stamp i have had from the beginning of my step into crafting..papers 7Gypsies were a steal at 33p in the sale..butterfly is from a K&co kit..scalloped mount is from Craftworkcards..satin ribbon from my ever growing ribbon stash.

Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Hopeful Tink

Hi everyone, have you escaped the snow that was forecast today ? We did'nt get any here, infact i cant remember the last time we had what you would call a good snow fall...i do love it as long as i dont have to go anywhere.

Anyway i thought it was time to get started on my personal christmas cards..times running out!!

Here's 'Hopeful Tink' another stamp from 'high Hopes' that i've had for a while, i LOVE him...so bashful. I kept the card simple to save time.

Papers are Doodlebug and a Funky Fairy download..Doodlebug ribbon..computer generated sentiment..coloured with Promarkers, stickles and Glossy Accents.

I'm really struggling with my camera at the moment, every shot seems blurred so if anyone can advise me on the settings to use, i'm always changing them to try and get a better picture but no luck so far.

Thanks for popping by.....

Friday, 21 November 2008

Autumn Magnolia

For a while i kind of went off magnolia's, not sure why really, but i love alot of the new designs and especially this one. I used my Promarkers again, 7Gypsies papers, the butterfly i cut from a BasicGrey paper, scalloped heart border from a DC friend, SU tab punch, Glass beads from Tara, thank you, SU linen thread, button and pin from stash and heart charm from Ebay. Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great weekend x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

A big, big thank you !

To Jo for working on my new Blog header... I love it Jo thank you, my own little piece of Gorjussness. I've put a link for Jo's Siggi Shop here, can highly recommend her to you.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

OMG i am sooooooo excited

Leanne Ellis
Suzanne Woolcott
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new designers joining Sugar Nellies !! Their artwork is to die for....well i think so! Cant wait for them!!! My modest purchase from Suzanne....but had to have SOMETHING lol xx

Winter Mimi

Another new design by Janet, this time it's 'Winter Mimi'.I coloured again using Promarkers and good old Stickles for lots of sparkle! Papers are from PinkPetticoat..'Tis the season'.Sentiment from a tiny clear set..Ribbon from The Stampman

Many thanks for all your lovely comments xx

Monday, 17 November 2008

Skating Mimi

Hi Folks, let me introduce you to 'Skating Mimi' she's one of the lovely new designs by Janet Roberts, is'nt she cute ?! I was so thrilled when Janet approached me to become a Design Team member for her new stamp business, thank you so much Janet. My first stamps arrived this morning and i got straight to work on this!

The stamp is Skating Mimi,coloured with Promarkers and added Icicle stickles for lots of sparkle, softened edges with Distress inks and sponge, papers are Figgy Pudding-BasicGrey,used my new SU tab punch, sentiment....cant remember...it was one of those little clear sets...might be Dovecraft? Snowflake embelishments are Making Memories,Scalloped Doily Lace punch, ribbon from stash.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

A couple of ATC's

Been having a go at ATC's again for swaps on the Docrafts Forum.

Pink Gem Designs Candy

Janet's offering these sweet new stamps to celebrate the launch of Pink Gem Designs.To be in with a chance of winning Party Mimi and Mimi with Chicks pop over and leave a comment and add a post about the candy on your blog.xx