Sunday, 30 November 2008

Holiday cheer

This is some of the stash I bought yesterday :) The cup of cocoa stamp is from my new Lizzie Anne stamps, the design paper is also from Lizzie Anne, I used my labels one nesties and some satin burgundy ribbon with a "little bling" in centre. The scallop circle is from Stampin up and just a regular circle punch to layer with.
I really am enjoying making all these cards for my second Christmas order, I would never tire of Christmas I just love it!!! :)
Hope your Sunday is happy :)

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Our creative corner challenge ~ snowmen/snowfakes

This little snowman looks like a happy chappy :) my friend let me stamp him out with black archival ink to see if it would work well with my copics and it did :) it never bled at all.
I have tried a few black ink pads and no joy with the ink from the copics bleeding {any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated :)} I of course used my nesties, some gingham ribbon and swiss dotted bottom of card.
I went out today crafty shopping!!! :) :) yaaaay!!!! {Millhouse Crafts, Ballymoney, if you check my blog list you will see happy accidents, click on it and you will get to Mandy's from there} we all love those types of shopping days where no supermarkets are involved {LOL} got myself more new stamps, got Kim Hughes sentiments, Lizzie Anne Christmas stamps and matching Lizzie Anne papers and snow family from CHF {Cornish heritage farms} also a set of star shaped nestabilities and ribbon. So a great day, im well pleased :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
This card is for our creative corner challenge, which theme is snowmen/snowflakes :) :)

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Vintage Christmas

Here is a vintage style Christmas card I made using my new nesties {a real must have for all your Christmas wish lists :) :) } The stamp is by Personal Impressions, bought 2 years ago and this is about the second time I have used it and I must say I do love it :)
I added stickles for the ice {zoom in to view) a little gingham bow and some pearl sticky stones.
The blue paper is my mind's eye, loved it soooo much I bought more of it today {LOL}
Just got an order for more Christmas cards, so im well pleased, which also means I shall be blogging more Christmas cards :) :)
Enjoy your evening :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

For my Mum :)

I made this card for my Mum for Christmas, I usually like to buy her one, but she gets so disappointed if its not one of my own handmade cards :)
My friend gave me this gorgeous stamp, she wasn't using it anymore, I love it!!! I added "bling" stickles and gingham ribbon to it. I layered up my new label nesties and swiss dotted the largest.
The spotty paper is from Stampin up :) Looking forward to getting my stamps this week from the Stampin up party :)
Have a fab day!!!!! :) :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Arty girlz challenge ~ favourite colours

Over at Arty girlz challenge blog this week is to use your favourite colours. I am a huge red fan as im sure you have already guessed, I also love pink. I love to team red with blues I love the two colours together.
Do you like "my new label nestabilities" ?? My friend brought me them back from America, and they have been on my crafty wish list for quite a while, so im over the moon with them.
I cuttlebugged a dotted border added candy striped ribbon {from Forget me not crafts, Belfast}
I used my big snowflake from cuttlebug and on top I used the packaging from sweets at our stampin up party {the 2 scallops were sandwiched together with a beautiful chocolate and I thought to myself , "well I could use this on a card!!"
I have been awarded with a couple of awards and a tag so I shall post them up sometime this week.
Have a great evening :)

Monday, 24 November 2008

Another Mr Penguin card, I love this stamp {did you notice?? LOL} I embossed the card with the snowflake folder added burgundy gingham ribbon and of course used my nesties and coloured this little guy with copics.
Have a great day :) :)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Christmas dove

This beautiful stamp was sent to me from Deb Golan {Stampin on the mountain} last Christmas and im only getting round to using it now, I absolutely love it!!! I made this card for Deb and im going to post it out to her, she is a lovely person and very thoughtful and kind, plus she makes amazing cards, you have to pop over and see her work.
I used my nesties and cuttlebugged bottom half of card, added my minds eye paper to top half some "bling" and gingham ribbon was used to finish it off.
Have a fabulous weekend :)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Mr Penguin

Here is Mr Penguin again :) I think he is super cute. The card is made from green cardstock and the spotty paper is from American Crafts, I used my nesties {of course LOL} and added some sheer red ribbon and a little red jingle bell.
The Stampin up party was fabulous!!!! we all had a great time, I hadn't time to take a picture of the card I made, but as soon as I do I will post it :) I ordered the circle of friendship sentiments, so cant wait to get them :)
Enjoy your evening!!! :)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Another Christmas card today :) hope you are all not fed up looking, but at this moment im working on my own cards and thought I would share them with you all.
I cuttlebugged the green cardstock half swiss dots and half snowflakes, then used my oval nestabilities layered and stamped the word "JOY" and used a threaded button for the "O" to finish I added gingham ribbon :)
Have a great day, and thanks for all your lovely comments :)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Christmas bauble

I made this card from...... "cant live without" LOL nestabilities!! these are so great these dinky little cards and very quick and easy to make.
The Christmas bauble is from my Kim Hughes holiday stamps and I have paper pieced it with my minds eye papers and added a little "bling".
Im going to a Stampin up party tomorrow night, I CANT WAIT :) :)
enjoy your evening :)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Papertake weekly ~ "snow"

This card came out very bright, but it will have to do {LOL} I swiss dotted the front panel of the card and rounded all of the edges with corner punch. The big snowflake is cut with cuttlebug snowflake die and I used glitter card { hard to see it in this picture} I added a threaded button {its dark green} and a strip of burgundy cardstock matted with brown cardstock that I cuttlebugged and some vintage green gingham ribbon.
Do you like the festive background on my blog?? :) :)
Have a great day!!
I have edited this post as todays card fits in with Papertake weekly challenge, so this weeks challenge is anything to do with snow, snowmen... snowflakes.... snowscene. Off to let the ladies know :)

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Christmas chair :)

Would you believe I have had this stamp 2 years :) I love it!!! its by Alesa Baker from Impression Obsession, her work is absolutely amazing.
This Christmas chair was coloured using my twinkling h20's, then the image was cut out and matted onto card {the blue spotty is My mind's eye} I added some "bling" to the holly wreath.
Enjoy your sunday :)

Saturday, 15 November 2008


This is another dinky little card made from my nestabilities :) The sentiment is from Stampendous and coloured with copics. I added "bling" and stickles and some candy striped ribbon.
Enjoy the rest of your day :)

Friday, 14 November 2008

DCM ~ birds, birds, birds :)

Todays theme over at DCM is birds and I love birds :) and love them on cards :) My stamped image is from Penny Black ~ natures dance, I used my rectangle nesties and the background paper is from My Mind's Eye, finishing it off with broad satin ribbon which Latisha sent me a while ago.
Have a fab weekend :)
I added 2 more rubber stamps to my etsy couple of days ago, one Christmas & one birthday :)
very reasonable and great condition. I will be adding more, making room for my new ones :)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Cute card thursday ~ red and green

This weeks theme at cute card thursday is red and green :) I used my cute penguin from Hero Arts, coloured him with copics and added stickles. The paper is "use me ups" and the ribbon is from Amuse.
I cuttlebugged my favourite cuttlebug border and added some red "bling" to it.
I haven't felt well all day :( hope im not getting flu!! :( going to get myself an early night.
Have a great weekend : )
OOPS!!! forgot to mention, I used my new oval nestabilities :)

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Award time :)

Evening everyone :) I got awarded this lovely award from Maxine and Amy, thanks so much ladies, much appreciated, I would like to pass it on to:

Val {happy crafter}


Kim Hughes

Alli Miles


have a great evening :) :)

What did we ever do before the "Cuttlebug" :) :)

I loooooove my cuttlebug!!!! :) and I know a lot of you do too, what did we do before it??? and the brilliant embossing folders :) Well as you can see this is a "cuttlebug" card {LOL} I swiss dotted brown kraft card and cut out big snowflake and added a big button {foof a la} the gingham ribbon was a pressie from my friend and I love the rustic gingham look it has. The spotty paper is "use me ups" left over from paper I have used from previous cards you have seen. Simple, plain but effective.
Take care :) :)

Monday, 10 November 2008

Cupcake craft challenges ~ spots & dots

I found another challenge spot {cupcake craft challenges} and this weeks theme is spots and dots. I used one of the stamps from my Kim Hughes Christmas set and added "bling", coloured in with copics.
The paper was from stash {haven't a clue who the maker is} at least it has the spots or the dots {LOL} also my ribbon has spots and dots and a little jingle bell dangled from it :) to finish I added a cuttlebug embossed border.

Have a good evening :)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Another nestie card :)

Gosh im just adoring making these nestie cards, they are so dinky :) This one was using my scallop and regular rectangles and then a circle nestie with a wooden Christmas tree button which I have had forever LOL, I threaded some sheer polkadot ribbon through the button holes and added "bling" to decorate the tree, oh and of course the swiss dots folder was used here too :)
Enjoy your evening :) :)

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

ANDREA!!!!!! from Andrea's world, congratulations Andrea, my husband picked your name from the bag I had all the little pieces of paper folded. Email me your address Andrea and I will pop your candy in the post.
Thanks all who entered :) :)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

I made a card from Nestabilies

I just made this mini card using my nestabilities, I think it is cute :) I then cut out a red scallop nestie and a snowflake from cuttlebug added some "bling" and a bow, simple but I like it.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.
I just want to say that I still cant get to comment on several blogs, the minute I even go onto them my router goes offline, so if I normally visit you and you haven't heard from me that is the reason as I haven't forgotten you.

Papertake weekly, "sparkle and bling"

Well I was in bed and I couldn't sleep :( soooo I decided to get myself a glass of milk and some biscuits and publish tomorrows card {LOL}.
I bought this Hero Arts stamp last week, isn't he a cutie???? coloured him with my copics and added a "bling" for his pom pom and stickles for the ice. I have done the innie and outie technique with the nestabilities that Alli Miles shows on her blog, so I gave it a go and it worked yaaaay!!! This card is for this weeks Papertake weekly challenge which is "sparkle and "bling".
Then a piece of blue gingham ribbon with a "jingle bell" attached and swiss dotted bottom half of card. Pheeeeew, if I dont sleep now after all that {LOL}

Night night!!!! :)

Friday, 7 November 2008

Cuttlebug spot challenge

I was blog hopping last night and found another challenge site :) its called the cuttlebug spot, and we all love our cuttlebugs dont we????? :) :)
Anyhow, I made this card for my friend who got engaged last week, I need to get it in the post!!
I embossed the top half with swiss dots and the bottom with a decorative one {not sure of the name} and you had to have a border so I used ribbon and added a pearl bow and 2 Hero arts pearls to top.
The stamp is from Doodlebug stamped on nesties and layered and a touch of "bling" on top :)
Have a fab weekend!!!! :) :)

More candy, yummilicious :) :)

More candy up for winning over at Julies Japes, a fabulous set of stampin up stamps, pop over and say "hi", her work is beautiful :) :)

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Candy at Carlz Cardz :) :)

Hi everyone, there is some fabulous candy up for grabs over at Carlz Cardz, really amazing goodies, pop over and see this girls lovely cards and say "hi".
I will draw a winner on Sunday night for the stamp I have up for candy, also a couple of little extras will be added too :) :) :)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Candy and a card :)

I have a little piece of candy up for grabs :) its the Christmas winter pup from Hero Arts and also this card I made this evening, so if you have a blog just leave me a comment telling me whats on your Christmas wish list :)
Happy Sunday :) :) :)