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Thursday, 29 January 2009

Lily and Billy

Oh i do love this new collection from Pink Cat Studio 'Lily and Billy Sweethearts', perfect for valentines and amazing value for money. Have to give Tracy at Diestodiefor a little shout here for her fab customer service !

I used K&co Peppermint twist paper, Doodlebug sentiment from the clear LOVE stamp collection, my new bundle of lace came in handy and ribbon from stash.

Just a quick post today, i'm still fighting this dreadful cold and it's a bit of a struggle to keep up with everything but hoping to be back to normal asap...thanks for popping by :) x

Spread the Lurve, My Candy's here !! We have a winner !

This post will stay at the top till the 28th of Jan.
So finally 4 weeks late and 4000 hits later (thank you so much ) my candy is here :)

Candy consists of :
12x12 K&co Smitten papers
6X6 Doodlebug Cupcake boutique papers
Pink Cat Studio 'Billy' from the NEW 'Lily and Billy Sweethearts' stamp collection,my thanks to Tracy at Diestodiefor for fantastic service.
Raspberry ripple and iced gems from Craftworkcards
K&co diecut embellies
K&co adhesive paper ribbons
K&co GrandAdhesions
K&co adhesive rhinestones
Made with love charms

Because we are not far away from Valentines Day my candy's only open for a week to UK bloggers and members of the Docrafts forum so i can post the goodies and get them to the winner with enough time before the day, although i think most of it could be used at anytime.Promise next time my candy will be open to International Bloggers too :)
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment here and post a link to my candy on your blog please, this post will stay at the top till i randomly pick a winner on the 28th of January !!

Good luck everyone :)

P.S Thank you Jules for comimg to my rescue :)

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

And the winner is............

Ok time to pick a winner for my 'Lurve' candy ! I have my very own Random Generator here...Josh, my son...no pic's he's 16 and camera shy, lol. He's been asked to pick a number from 1 to 156 and he's said.............

NUMBER 9.......congratulations Kirsten if you could email me your details please and i will post the candy to you asap :)

Thank's for joining in everyone..it was fun xx

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Not long now...

Till i announce the winner of my candy !! Thanks for joining in, i've enjoyed it and hope to do it again on my bloggerversary.

My apologies to everyone who's given me awards recently, i promise to pop them on here as soon as i'm feeling better, this cold's given me a really fuzzy head...urghhhh just awful.

Also not felt very creative with it, the only remotely crafty thing i did today was treat myself to some lovely ribbons, lace and trimmings at my local fent shop. Found some lovely bits and bobs.

So back tomorrow, hopefully a bit more with it, to announce the winner xx

Sunday, 25 January 2009

It's my turn...

to have the awful cold thats been doing the rounds, been feeling so off colour today i havn't felt like doing anything but have a card to make for my Mum, it's her birthday tomorrow..Happy Birthday Mum...so should have a card to share later :)

Also want to say thanks Sharon for this award..

I bought my first stamp set after seeing Sharons cards in a magazine back when i first started making cards, she's so creative ! Sharon also has a DT call for some new designs she's releasing soon, still time to join in if you're interested !

Next i'd like to say thanks Heather for this award..

Heather is a fellow DT member for a brand new challenge Colour Create that my good friend Tara is opening on Sunday 1st of Feb, pop over and take a look to see what it's all about, hope you'll join us :)

Well better go and get started on Mums card then it's a nice hot bath, lemsip, a packet of strepsils and hopefully an early night...:( x

Friday, 23 January 2009

Bubble Cat

Here's another cutie from Pink Gem Designs, 'Bubble Cat' !!

I used a black card Blank, BasicGrey Ambrosia paper,Bazzill 'just the edge' strips, Doodlebug sugar coated chipboard embellishments (Blingy hearts) and black ribbon to finish. I was umming and ahhing over whether to add a sentiment for ages but decided to go without in the end.

Well i've got that Friday feeling again....so tired, really should try for an early night but might just stay awake for Jonathan Ross's show which is back on air tonight...he is a bit naughty...

Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

Thank you so much !!

Firstly i'd like to thank everyone for joining in with my 'Lurve' candy and leaving such lovely comments. There's been a couple of you having tech problems with the comment box, if you email me i'll add a comment for you just so i know where i am with numbers for the draw, i have a terrible memory at times and i'm likey to forget if i dont do that...so just let me know if it happens to you.

I've been kindly given a few awards the past few days..thank you so much..



And Clare

I'ts so nice of you to think of me and thanks for all the lovely comments..please check out their blogs if you havn't already...so talented. And Clare thank you for all your encouragement :) xx

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Leanne Ellis...Choose

I do love Leanne's style of artwork,available here, had this for a little while now but it's the first time i've used it for a card, it's a perfect size for ATC's. It's a fairly simple card, but i think the image is so striking it dos'nt need much else really.

I used a black card blank, papers are Pink Petticoat and Basic Grey 'Eva' and coloured the image with Promarkers and stickles.Used my Martha Stewart Doily lace punch....again, lol. The brads are (well they're technically not brads but made from paper/card) from Craftworkcards, Raspberry Ripple.A great alternative to Brads i think and come in yummy colours.

Thanks to everyone for joining in with my candy....glad you likey :) xx

Monday, 19 January 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #35

Here's my entry to this weeks challenge over at Friday Sketchers. I've used the adorable Jack and Teddy stamp designed by Janet Roberts at Pink Gem Designs, papers are from a Funky Hand cd, coredinations cardstock, buttons from stash, sentiments are Hero Arts and the 'Little Man sentiment is a sticker i've had for sooo long i cant remember who its by or where its from, lol.

Thanks for popping by and dont forget to check back here hopefully tomorrow if the postie brings my goodies for the candy i've been promising forever ! xx


On my blog hopping travels the other day i came across a post about this film Coraline, as Terry Pratchett describes 'It has the delicate horror of the finest fairy tale', it's due out next month. Now i'm a big kid at heart and love watching childrens movies, Lemony Snicket and the series of unfortunate events is one of my favourites, so i thought i'd share this clip with you. I'm now armed with the book, i love to read books before they come out on film so you can compare how you saw it in your mind. The previews look fab and the work thats gone into it is staggering ! dont think i'll ever look at buttons in the same way again, lol... I've also added a link to my sidebar...it's great fun.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Thank you's and Candy update

Hi everyone,hoping to be back later with a card but just wanted to say thank you to Mandi, Eisbarin and Clare for the lovely awards..
Thank you Alex
Thank you Mandi
Thank you Clare.

So back to my Candy...I'd hoped to offer a Gorjuss stamp in my goodies but with more delays possible with the release of these and it's a while since my counter hit 10,000 now, i've had to have a rethink, so watch this space, Midweek hopefully !

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge#34

Well finally got around to making something !! It's been one of those weeks for me, mojo up and left me, too many late nights...7 nights of Most Haunted Live to blame for that one and just generally feeling pants !!

Anyhoooo i thought i'd try my hand at this weeks challenge over at A Spoonfull of Sugar where the challenge is to PAPER PIERCE, is it paper pierce or paper piece ? i'm never quite sure.

I'm having a overhaul of my stamp collection at the mo, out with the old in with the new, apart from the favourites and this is one of them !!

I used this delightful Alota stamp, BasicGrey paper is Archaic, Martha Stewart punch, Fiskars flower punch, Hero Arts sentiment, Prismacolor pencils to colour, stickles to add a bit of sparkle and a touch of glossy accents.

Right off to clear up the horrendous mess i've made in the process of making this card...if only you could see !!!

Oh and again a little update on my candy...well i'm having a ponder as to what to do, you see the stamp i wanted to offer wont be available till the beginning of Feb...do i wait till then or go for something completely different ? I havnt forgotten just cant decide :(

Saturday, 10 January 2009

A Happy Hello.

Happy hello everyone, just a quick post today, i'm about to settle down and watch Most Haunted...love the live shows !!

This is a card i made during the christmas hols and forgot to upload.

The image is from a Doodlebug clear stamp set called Friends, which i decoupaged and coloured with Promarkers, i cant remember what paper it is !! could it be BasicGrey ? Maybe not...i dont know,lol. Sentiment is Hero Arts MS punch and ribbon from stash.. I like the sunny nature of this card and it was a welcome break from all the Christmas cards i'd had to do last minute !!

Hope you're all having a nice weekend.....and Jules it would be lovely to see you if you pop over here, i'm in the shop every Saturday :) xx

Friday, 9 January 2009

All in a muddle !!

Yep, can tell it's Friday, my brain has gone into meltdown ! See on my blog hopping travels i came across this FREE image on Nikki's blog available at Pink Cat Studio's blog. Now i thought you had to use it for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, which Nikki has given a nice and easy sketch for this week, but on reading it again you have to enter the Pink Cat Studio contest if you want the freebie...are you still with me ? or have i got you in a muddle too ? LOL.

Oh well i can enter both challenges now...

So for this card i used 'Lily the fairy'(free image), Pinkpetticoat paper from the Boudior cd, sentiment from Pinkpetticoat Cupcake cd, ribbon and flowers from my stash and coloured with Promarkers.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend xx

Sunday, 4 January 2009

I LOVE digi stamps !!

Hurray for Digi stamps...Love them, do you ? I was so happy to see the new releases over at The Greetings Farm, formally Pink Poison. Dont get me wrong i still love rubber stamps but digi stamps are just as versatile, great to resize and as i've discovered Promarkers dont bleed the printers ink...yay. I'm having issues with Versafine and my pens at the mo so if you can recommend an alternative ink to stamp with that dos'nt bleed when you colour with Promarkers that would be great.

So this digi stamp is Dorothy...sooooo cute !! Coloured with my Promarkers and a tiny bit of stickles to make her shoes sparkle. Paper is PinkPetticoat 'Tis the season' download and i used my good old Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch AGAIN, lol, i really need more border punches !

I think because the image and paper are so bold i did'nt feel the card could take too much detail so just added a few accents to the pattern of the paper with pearls and gems for a bit of bling.

There are more digi designs in the pipeline , if you go here you see whats in store !!

Well i may not be able to post much this week, i've one or two things to catch up on but i'll still hopefully have time to do a little blog hopping and see what you're up to. Enjoy whats left of the weekend...take care xx

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Sore Head ?

Ha Ha...not me, i was a good girl last night only had a little tipple but feeling somewhat jaded from a late night....well you have to stay up to watch Jools Holland Hootanany, brilliant as always !!

So this is my first card of 2009, another adorable creation by Janet Roberts over at Pink Gem Designs, Knitting Cow. This has to be one of my favourites....so cute !!

I coloured with prismas and H2O's to deepen shading a little, paper is a download from Funky Fairy's which i resized to make the check smaller, Fiskars border punch,adhesive lace, ribbon from stash and added a computer generated sentiment.

We are all so busy over the holidays with preparations and looking after everyone so i hope you all get the chance to put your feet up and have a rest now...or maybe a card or two ?

Looking forward to catching up with you all...xx