Wednesday, 27 February 2008

I got another "Award" :)

Hi everyone, no card tonight, im quite busy getting stuff organized for my crafting weekend {huge smile}
Last week TracieJane awarded me this lovely award and Louly awarded it to me last night, so thank you so much to these both very talented ladies and I shall now display it.
I was awarded it in the past and never got round to displaying it {slap on the wrist, lol}
I also need to get my card made for this weeks DCM, so the ladies have it for friday :)
I will pass on award when I find out who I last awarded it with :)

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

A little bit of Shabby Chic/ Arty girlz circles challenge

Todays card is a bit of shabby chic look!!! the papers are FREEBIES!!! {lol} from Shabby Princess, fabulous papers they do, and if you notice it matches my blog banner as I purchased it from the Shabby shoppe. It also fits in with this weeks Arty girlz challenge which the theme is circles.
I added dark brown ric rac and 4 brads to tone in with the paper and the happy birthday sentiment is a Heidi Swapp stamp :)
Im very busy this week, as im heading off on friday to a craft weekend {yaaaaaaaay}, im really looking forward to it and one of the classes im doing is being taught by Jane Dean, who you will see a lot of in Scrapbook inspirations magazine.

Have a fab day :) xx

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Henrietta the cutest hippo!!!!

Here she is again!!! {lol} this is just the cutest :) Im just loving Pink Petticoats products, they are fab!!!
Henrietta and flowery paper are both from Pink Petticoat, ribbon is from stash and chipboard heart is from American crafts with an Adrienne Looman button. This is just a quick post with a quick and cute card :)

Take care :) x

A card inspired by "Leann"

This card was inspiration from Leann , she sent me some lovely stamped magnolia images and a hippo card from Pink Petticoat. Well of course when I seen the images I just had to have the kit, so purchased it and downloaded it. Then I was emailing Leann asking her what paper she used and she told me they were coloured in on her PC, so off to "colouring in I go"!! its great fun, I coloured a few and made a card with this image. The sage green papers are also Pink Petticoat the rest are from my stash. So a "BIG THANKS TO LEANN" for teaching me something new :) :) . If you haven't checked out her blog, take a hop over , her cards are fabulous!!!!!

Thats all for today!! xx

Friday, 22 February 2008

Here's my card for guest designer : ) : )

Well, here is the card that I made for DCM as their guest designer :) I tell you I was thrilled to bits when I received the email inviting me to guest design :) and so so hard to keep it a secret, I was literally bursting, but had to keep hush til this morning {lol}
So I thank DCM for inviting me and thank you all for your wonderful and very supportive comments, they mean so much to me : )
So the theme was set by Rhi, and its plastic fantastic, and I used a cut up milk carton to make my embellishment, putting it through my cuttlebug {hard to cut} then put it through again embossing it then put a brad and tiny chipboard embellishment through the centre and added a touch of glitter. The papers are from Bo Bunny, the ribbon {Autumn leaves} and the stamp Autumn leaves and the thank you sentiment is a Hero arts stamp which I have had for ages and love.

Off now for a blog hop
hugzz xxx

DCM Guest designer

Good morning!!!!! I have some good news that I have been bursting with delight , but had to wait until today to tell you all, I have been asked to guest design for Daring cardmakers for a fortnight, and I am so honoured!!!!! :) if you pop over to their site you will see my card :):)
I will upload my card to here later, just going to get my breakfast :)

: ) :) : ) : ) xx

Friends card for Lynn's blog candy challenge

Gosh im late tonight!!! {lol} I didn't think I would get a card made as I have been busy :) tune in tomorrow to find out some exciting news!!!! This card is for Lynn's blog challenge candy :)
The papers used are from Prima hybrid {loving these papers}, the stamp is from studio g and were a present from Latisha :) flower a present from Nicola and birdie brad {papermania} and 2 x making memories button brads.

Back tomorrow with good news :) xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

This is my card for this weeks Papertake challenge, theme is spring!! either to make an Easter card or Mother's Day. This photo is poor :( so I will get another photo this evening and upload it :)
The paper at top of card is from DCWV {I think! } paper at bottom is from Prima hybrid, {just adorable}, velvet ric rac {stash} felt flower {from Nicola}, birdie brad {Papermania} and Doodlebug rub ons for the sentiment. Then I thought top of the card looked a bit blank, so I used a scallop border stamp {Alesa Baker} . So I can give this to my mum now for Mother's day and I have one more to make for my mum in law :) :)

enjoy your day :) xx

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Tagged........ a load of times {lol}

Hi all, no card this evening :( sorry :(

But thought I would catch up on a tag :) I have been tagged so many with this , I am so sorry ladies, I cant remember off hand, but Sheryl and Samm where the lastest ladies to tag me, and if im right, I think Andrea was first weeks ago , so here goes after ages of putting it off :)

1.You must post the rules before you give your answers

2. You must list one fact about yourself for each beginning letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.)

3. After you're tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and answers.

4. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged & need to read your blog for the details.)

ok no middle name, so I have to use my maiden name :)

M ~ My favourite chocolate is Lindt {yum, yum!!}

C ~ Craig is the name of my husband

C ~ Card making is my main hobby

R ~ Red is one of my favourite colours

E ~ Early mornings I dont do {lol}

A ~ Animals... I love them!!!! {awwww}

Short and sweet, I have kept this tag!! I think about everyone I visit has done this tag, but if you are reading this and you haven't done it, consider yourself tagged!!!!!

Back tomorrow with a card :) xx

Monday, 18 February 2008

CPS # 52

This is my take on this weeks CPS. The paper is the samantha collection from Crate, the stamp {Hero arts} , the flower is one Nicola sent to me :) and in the centre an Adrienne Looman button. To finish some red ric rac , 2 Making memorie brads and the sentiment {bottom right hand corner} is a freebie rub on :)

Happy Monday :) xx

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Claudia's blog candy challenge

Claudia is having a challenge for some blog candy :) and the challenge is to make a card using your favourite colours. Well as you all im sure have gathered mine is "PINK" !!! {lol}
I cut out and embossed another of my cupcakes {sizzix} adding "bling cherries" on top {Heidi Swapp} aren't these so cute!!!! The frame is die cut using left overs from yesterdays paper, and an Adrienne Looman button and a little tab made from Heidi Swapp ribbon to finish my card.

Have a great day :) :)

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Live, Laugh, Love

Look at this paper isn't it the sweetest ever!!!! its digi paper from Prima Hybrid and "NO" it wasn't a freebie {lol}, :) :) The, Live, Laugh, Love sentiments are studio G stamps which Latisha sent me, in fact she sent me 4 packets of stamps and loads of other crafting goodies, ribbons, papers, stickers embellishments :) she is such a kind thoughtful person and her work is beautiful!!!!!!
The ribbon I have had forever in my stash!

Happy Saturday : ) xx

Friday, 15 February 2008

Nicola's sketch {My paper world} # 4

This is another card I made for Nicola's sketch :) I love her sketches!!! The cupcake is my new sizzzix die which I used with cuttlebug machine and embossed top of cupcake, the base of the cupcake is velvet paper {beautiful texture}. The "sweet" sentiment is Love elsie stamps and spotty button {Adrienne Looman} . A bit of bling and photo turns with making memories brads to finish. Almost forgot...paper......another FREEBIE!!!!! :) :)

Have a great weekend :) xx

Thursday, 14 February 2008

AwardTime :)

I received this award today from Deb {craftycardihiggins} , thanks Deb!!!!! delighted you picked me :)

ok, im just picking 3 as there are so many excellent blogs, I give this award to, Bubbledeb and Joani and Louly.

See ya!!! :) :)

Girly essentials...... Arty girlz~stamping

Hi there, my card for today is a girly!! girly!!! card :) , another entry for this weeks Arty girlz stamping challenge . The 4 stamps ~ lippy, nailpolish, sentiment and swirly corner are all from Alesa Baker {Impression Obsession}, Alesa does the most fabulous stamps and her work is amazing!!!!
The paper is a.............FREEBIE {lol} I love it!!! I thought it looked quite shabbychic :)
The ribbon from my stash and ribbon buckle {Li'l Davis}. Oh and I inked round the edges of the paper to slightly age it a bit.

Happy Valentines Day!!!! xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Arty girlz challenge ~ stamping

This is my "funky" {lol} card for this weeks Arty girlz challenge, which you had to use stamping on your card. Well I have had these stamps for a very long time and YES just taken them out of the packet and used them {tut, tut} well they are from Autumn leaves. The paper is a freebie download, I thought it looked quite funky and cool!! The ric rac and flower from my "use me up please stash" and fab button from Adrienne Looman.
Im off for a blog hop!!!!

Enjoy your day :) :) : )

Monday, 11 February 2008

Morning!!!! this is my card for today :) A very simple thanks card :) The paper is from Crate, the "thanks" sentiment is from Making memories, blue border rub on and doodle rub on {top right hand corner} both from American Crafts, and last but not least, Sugar Nellie stamped image and Magnolia steps {both from my friend}.
Hope you all have a great day, weather is lovely where I live :)

Smiles :) :) :) :)

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Nicola's sketch {My paper world} # 4

This is Nicola's new sketch :) I love it!!!! The image is stamped from my friend's "Lola" {I really need some myself as I just love them} the flower is from Nicola {she kindly sent me these} the brad is {making memories} happy birthday sentiment {a freebie rub~on} and a bit of "bling" the green patterned paper {Memorybox}.

Happy crafting xxx

Friday, 8 February 2008

DCM challenge

This is my take on this weeks DCM challenge!! Paper is from cosmo cricket, I mounted 2 chipboard stars on top of each other and sanded edges, attaching a fancy pants decorative pin to the back. Brown ric rac {stash} , blue border rub on {American crafts}, and top right corner is one rub on inside another one and a brad in centre.
This post was for tomorrow, but posting tonight as my friend is calling round tomorrow!!
Take care xx

Arty girlz challenge ~ frames

This is for Arty Girlz challenge, "frames" is the theme, and I made this card a while back and thought "why not enter it". Although you normally dont see me doing this style of card, believe it or not I do like this style too aswell as the cutie, cutie look {lol} . The stamp is from Paperbag studios and I chalked the image to age it, the paper and sticker sentiment both by K&Co, I put a little frame round the boys face, made using 2 different size punches.
Phew two posts in one day!!!!! : ) :)

see ya!!! xx

Magnolia challenge

This weeks Magnolia challenge was Romance/buckles, you could choose between one or the other, so I chose to do both. This is my first time using this magnolia {tut, tut} , watercoloured with tombows and some Denami glitter. The "I do" sentiment is from love elsie soft charms range and ribbon is from stash and buckle is L'il davis.

Happy Friday!!!! xx

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

"Posh Pooch" & a Pay it forward :)

Hi there, I received my pay it forward package this morning from Han, and this was one of the images she sent to me :) isn't it adorable!!! so immediately I started to colour her and add some bling!!! The sentiment is one of my stamps from elzybells and thought it went well with the image :)
Heart paper is from Memorybox and dotty paper and brads "use me up stash".
So now its my turn to Pay it forward and if you would like to receive a little packet I shall pick the first 3 who comment and then they pass it on and so on and so on :) :)

hugzz xx

The WINNER is ....................

This lovely lady :)

I would like to thank everyone who entered :) it was so hard to make a final descision as I know how much work and thought goes into each and every card made, so I have picked a second place winner too for a little something and it is ........... this lovely lady too :)

well done everyone!!!!!
hugzzz xxx

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

"Lola" Papertake weekly challenge!!

This is my entry for this weeks papertake weekly challenge, theme being "flowers".
Well here is the cutest of them all "Lola", isn't she a sweetie?? My friend also let me stamp up a few of these too and I do have to say I love it!!! I kept the card simple as Lola herself makes the card :) I used gingham card from stash, beautiful pink felt embellishment from Nicola My paper world, she sent me these in the post and 2 sheets of felt aswell, thank you again Nicola, love these!!! The button is from Adrienne Looman, and 2 brads to hinge the card {making memories}

Just to let you all know about my day, I had a wonderful day meeting with Deb, she came to my home with her sister Joani and we had a lovely afternoon. Deb is a really really lovely person and very easy to get on with, she bought me a beautiful bunch of flowers and an apple cake, which of course we all enjoyed with a lovely cuppa. Deb also took photos of us all in my craftroom, which can be seen on her site were I have highlighted Deb's name :) so thanks Deb :) and not forgetting Joani :) who also is a lovely person :)

So that was my day and I thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!!
hugzzzz xxx

PS dont forget im picking the winner tomorrow evening, though its a tough one as all entries are fabulous!!!

Monday, 4 February 2008


Well this is "Maggie" from Sugar Nellies range of stamps, which is my friends :) who kindly let me stamp her and paper piece her at our craft day!! I then made the card up myself last night.
The paper is from stash {years old, lol} sentiment is a Hero arts stamp, and heart shape button got in New York at The Ink Pad :) the little adorable sentiment is Heidi swapp Ribbon. I rounded the corners of the card to finish it off.
Im having visitors tomorrow whom I have never met before :) its Deb from Bubbledeb blog, a lot of you will know her, so im so excited to actually get to meet one of my blogging buddies in real life :) she is coming with her sister, so I am looking forward to it. I have been trying {lol} to tidy {lol} my craft room!!! my goodness it is such a mess, im waiting to get storage and its just upsidedown!!

Take care x x

Sunday, 3 February 2008


Hi there, I was at my friend's house all day yesterday having a crafty day!! :) it was fab!! we crafted all day!! She let me stamp out her new Sugar Nellies {lola & millie..have you seen them?? just the cutest!!} She also kindly gave me all the materials for this card to make my father in law a birthday card, as it is his birthday today!! :)
The stamp is Sugar Nellie, {Hamish} and the sentiment is from Stampin up. The ribbon is from DCWV and it is self adheshive, {fab ribbon} paper {unknown, but from America} and the tree was a button from my friends stash.

Hope you are all having a great day xx

Friday, 1 February 2008

CPS weekly challenge

At last "A Card" {lol} , just no mojo last couple of days, plus wasn't feeling great :( im ok now, nothing serious :)
This is for this weeks CPS challenge, haven't done one of their challenges in ages!! so many to get around :)
I cant believe I cut into this paper, I have been saving it for ages {saving it, "What for"???, its for using!!!! LOL} anyhow its from Autumn leaves and the whole 12x12 sheet is scalloped. I hinged the card adding 2 brads {making memories} "LOVE" stamp {Heidi Swapp}, large glitter heart {Melissa Frances}, layered with a Heidi swapp heart and papermania brad {a cute bird is on it, awwwwww} and made a ribbon tab {Heidi Swapp ribbon} and a tiny bit of bling on the end of the "LOVE" sentiment.

Have a fab weekend!!!! xxx