Welcome to my little blog

Hi all and welcome to my blog. Thank you for popping in and feel free to have a good browse. I'm hoping to be adding cards on a regular basis, probably not daily but as often as I can. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you'll visit again soon.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Mojo Monday Week #67

I have made this card following this weeks Mojo Monday sketch but because I used a square card I couldn't fit the sentiment on. I have used my new Sarah Kay, Time For Apple Pie stamp that the girls bought me for Christmas and coloured her with Promarkers. The lovely glittery papers are Doodlebug which I received from my Secret Santa on the Cuddly Buddly forum. So thank you Secret Santa whoever you are.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

MTTC-Green

Managed to sneak in a quick card today using my new Elzybells stamp that the girls bought me for Christmas. The MTTC challenge which was set before Christmas was to use the colour green so I am going to use this card for the challenge. I have coloured her with Promarkers, which the girls also bought me a few new colours of, and the papers are from my stash but can't remember where they came from. The ribbons is out of the embellishment caddy I won from the PBSC.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

I would just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and would also like to thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments over the past months. All my craft stuff has been put away now till after Christmas and I'm missing it already, it feels really weird not to be making cards every day but at least after Christmas I'll have some new stash to play with, I hope.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

CCT/SCSC

I made this card for two challenges, CCT which is an open theme this time and SCSC which is Paper Piecing. I have used a Cuddly Buddly stamp which I have paper pieced. The paper is from Pink Petticoat and the flowers are from my stash.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Christmas Carol

Made this card a couple of days ago and thought I would try and use it for the FF challenge which is A Christmas Carol but as yet I haven't been able to come up with a carol that fits it but I'm still thinking lol. I have used a FF image coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from DCWV

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Wilbur

Have have made this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge. The image is a download from Pollycraft which I have coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from Daisy Company. I love this image, Wilbur is so sweet.

Sketch and Stash Blog Candy

To celebrate the launch of the new Sketch and Stash Challenge blog the ladies are offering a fab stamp as blog candy. Click here for details.

Thanks Natalie and Susie

I received this award today from the very talented Natalie thank you.

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.
You also have to write down five things you are addicted to.
Right lets start with my five addictions.
1. Stamps, especially Forever Friends.
2. Blogging, just can't get enough of it.
3. Cucumber sandwiches without butter, just a little salad cream.
4. Prawn Cocktail Pringles.
5. Flapjack with strawberry flavour custard.

Now the five ladies I am going to pass this onto are
Elaine
Alison
Poppy
Michele
Joey

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Sketch Saturday/PBSC

This is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge and the PBSC which was a recipe this week, 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 flowers. Image has been coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from Scrapbook Elements.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

SCSC/Dutch Dare

Todays card is for two challenges again. SCSC which is the fab sketch by the very talented Donna and the Dutch Dare challenge which this week is Food and Drink. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from Daisy Company.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

21st Birthday Card

Made this for my sister to give to her friend. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Promarkers and papers from Pink Petticoat.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

MTTC/CCT

I made this card today for two challenges. MTTC which this week is Daisy Days, they would like to see a daisy or daisies on your card. The second challenge is the CCT challenge which is to use Punches on your card, so I have used a Fiskars border punch on the bottom of the paper. The image is a Cuddly Buddly stamp which I have coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from Daisy Company

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

CCT - hearts

Manage to get this one in just in time, it's for the CCT challenge which was to use hearts on your card. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with Promarkers and papers from Shabby Princess.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Another Thank You

Have made another Thank You card but this time for the PBSC which was a lovely sketch by Beth. I have used the PB Xmouse Ornament stamp but have replaced the snowflake with a flower. I already had the paper printed in my box so I'm not sure where it is from.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Not A Card


Todays challenge over at the Forever Friends Challenge Blog is to make anything but a card so I
decided to make a mini chocolate bar holder. I found a video of how to make these at Dawn Stamping Thoughts but made it slightly wider to fit two Cadbury's Dairy Milk fun size bars. If you get chance nip over to her blog for a peep she has got some great tutorial videos there. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Promarkers and papers from DCWV.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Thank You

Have combined two challenges here again, MTTC which is a fab sketch from the very talented Becky and the A Spoonful Of Sugar challenge which was to make a Thank You card. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with Promarkers with a bit of added glamour dust, papers from Pink Petticoat and the greeting was printed on the PC.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Another Quickie Card

My friend asked me if I could make a quick Christmas card for her grandaughter's teacher so thought I would try to fit it in with a couple of challenges. The first challenge is the SCSC which this week is a theme set by the very talented Kim, EMBOSSING, HEAT OR DRY and with a bit of a stretch I think I can use it for the PTW challenge which is a recipe. They would like to see
1 ribbon
2 rectangles and
3 small, round embellishments (zooms, eyelets, brads, buttons, gems etc!)
My 1 ribbon is the bow, the 2 rectangles are the white cardstock that I have stamped onto and embossed and the red cardstock that I have layered it onto (I hope this counts) and the 3 small, round embellishments are gems, 1 either side of the greeting and if you look closely you will see a small one on the mistletoe that the little birdie is holding. I have used a PB stamp which I have coloured with Promarkers.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Dutch Dare/FF Challenge

Well I thought I had finished all of my Christmas cards but keep thinking of ones that I haven't done like this one for my sister from the girls. I am going to use this one for the Dutch Dare challenge which was to use a scalloped edge somewhere on your card and the FF challenge which was to make a contemporary Christmas card and I think this could count for that because its not traditional colours. I have used an FF stamp, coloured with Promarkers and FF papers.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Get Well Card

Was asked by a friend to make this card for her uncle who's not been feeling too good. Have used a PB stamp but have replaced the balloon on his tail with a Get Well Wishes sentiment. Papers are from Shabby Princess.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

SCSC/PBSC

I have made this card today for two challenges the SCSC which is a fab sketch by the very talented Sue and the PBSC which this week is No Patterned Paper. I have used a PB stamp coloured with Promarkers and some linen cardstock that I have printed on to match the colour of the flower.

Claires Blog Candy

The lovely Claire has got some really fab blog candy up for grabs, click here for more details.

Fab Award

Morning everyone, I received this fab award today from Natalie and Elaine, thank you so much ladies.
The rules are that you must pass it on to 10 people... but I couldn't possibly decide who to give it too because all the blogs I visit are the coolest blogs. So will pass it on to every one who visits my blog.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Yet another FF Card

Yes I know another FF card but I'm really loving these stamps at the moment, they're so easy to work with. This one is for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge which is a fab sketch from Carole, nice and easy to follow. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and paper pieced the parcel. The papers are a free download from Raspberry Road Designs.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

CCT - Lilac

The CCT challenge this week is to make a lilac card, I love lilac, but who doesn't lol, so I really enjoyed doing this one. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Promarkers, I think I am now prefering these to Copics. The papers are from Cuddly Buddly but I didn't have any card stock left that would match so I made my own by picking out the colours from the paper and printing onto linen card.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Forever Friends Challenge

Evening everyone, this is my card for this weeks Forever Friends challenge which is a sketch.
I really enjoyed this challenge it was a lovely easy sketch to follow. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the paper was a freebie from Cuddly Buddly. Flowers are from my stash.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

SCSC Number 8

This is my card for the SCSC which this week is decoupage. The stamp is from Funstamps, coloured with Promarkers and I've decoupaged the hat and scarf. Papers from Pink Petticoat and greeting printed on PC. I'm nearing the end of my Christmas cards now only got about 3 more to make and I can't wait to get them finished, I'm really getting fed up with making them now.

Monday, 24 November 2008

3 in 1

I'm really struggling at the moment to fit all the challenges in as well as making my Christmas cards but I managed to make this one and I can use it for three challenges. Sketch Saturday, CCT which this week was to use snow or snowflakes on your card so I have used paper from Cuddly Buddly which has snowflakes on it and the PBSC which is to make a Christmas card staying away from traditional colours so I have gone for blue for my card.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Willow with lantern

I made this card using the Whiff Of Joy stamp that I won a few weeks back on the Dutch Dare challenge blog. Willow has been coloured using Promarkers and the papers are from Daisy & Co.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Val's Blog Candy

Val has got some wonderful blog candy on offer click here for details.

Received this today

Received this award today from the lovely Val and Denise, so first off I would like to say thank you, I always enjoy visiting their blogs they always makes such lovely things.

This award states that:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships These blogs are exceedingly charming
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends
They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated Please give more attention to these writers
Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on.

I have decided I would like to pass this award onto Elena, Elaine, Natalie, Liz, Gina, Edna, Sonia and Sue. These ladies have wonderful blogs that I always enjoy visiting.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Blooming Marvellous

The A Spoonful Of Sugar challenge is Blooming Marvellous, they would like to see flowers or flower papers on your creations. I have used a Pink Petticoat Lola Rose image, coloured with Promarkers, the paper was a free download from Cuddly Buddly and the flowers are from my stash.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Forever Friends/ABC



Two cards and two challenges today, Forever Friends, Round The Bend which was to use circles on your creations and the ABC challenge which was R for Ribbons. Both images have been coloured with Promarkers with glamour dust added to the balloons. The paper on the pink card is from Pink Petticoat and the paper on the blue card is from my stash but I can't remember where it came from. Greetings have been printed on the PC.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Let It Snow


Two quick cards for me today and they are both for the PTW challenge which is Let It Snow and you can use anything snow related so I have gone for snowmen. Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog will know that I always colour my images with Copics but thought I would give Promarkers a go for a change and I have to say I quite like them. Do I prefer them from Copics? I think I might. Papers on card #1 are from Pink Petticoat and card #2 are from Cuddly Buddly.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Another PB Christmas

Another Christmas card using a PB stamp, coloured with Copics. Papers from Cuddly Buddly and greeting printed on PC.

Monday, 17 November 2008

SCSC/Ellie's Get Well Soon Card

This is my card for this weeks SCSC which is a theme this week set by Claire, As Cute As Buttons. I have made it for Ellie, Cathy's daughter. She is having her tonsils removed and Cathy has asked if anyone would like to make her a card you can find out more here. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Copics and the papers are from Cuddly Buddly.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Lynsey's Blog Candy

Lynsey has some great blog candy on offer to celebrate 5000 hits. Clic here for details

PTW Dawny's Sketch #2

Well at long last I got round to making a card for this weeks PTW challenge which was another fab sketch from Dawny. I have used a free image that I downloaded last year form Arts 4 Craft and the papers are a free download from Shabby Princess.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Made this card for Elaine's birthday, yes she's the big 4 0 today. Happy Birthday Elaine. Couldn't show it earlier in case she took a peek but hopefully by now she would have opened it. Have used my favourite FF stamp, coloured with Copics and I have added gems to the middle of the flowers. The papers were a free download from Raspberry Road Designs.

Friday, 14 November 2008

CCT Christmas Wishes

Another one of my Christmas cards done and dusted. I have made this one for the CCT challenge which is to use Red and Green on your card. Have used a PB stamp coloured with Copics, papers from DCWV and greeting printed on PC.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

A childs card

This weeks challenge over at A Spoonful Of Sugar is to make a childs card. I have gone for a quick simple card using papers from DCWV and a freedownload image I got last year but sorry I can't remember where from. Greeting printed on PC.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

ABC Q is for Quick Card

I have made this card for this weeks ABC challenge which this week is Q for Quick cards, I do like quick cards lol. I have used a PB stamp coloured with Copics, papers from DCWV and greeting printed on PC.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Blue Snowlady

There's a great sketch over at the Sketch Saturday blog this week and I really enjoyed joining in with this one and I am also using this one for the MTTC challenge this week which is Snowmen or women. I have used an Inca Snowlady stamp coloured with Copics with a little bit of glamour dust added for a bit of sparkle. The papers are from Cuddly Buddly.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Anything But A Card

This weeks Dutch Dare challenge is Anything But A Card which kinda speaks for itself, so I have made a Gift Card holder. Have used one of the stamps from Anita's Christmas set, coloured with Copics with a bit of added glamour dust.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

SCSC Number 6

This weeks SCSC is a fab sketch by Wendy and its not to complicated so I will definately use it again. Papers are from Daisy & Co and the image is from Pink Petticoat, coloured in PSP.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Pink And Sparkly

Morning all, this is my card for the PTW challenge which this week is Simply Sparkly and I thought I would also use it for the ABC challenge this week which is P for Pink, it doesn't have to be all pink as long as there is an element of pink on the card. The stamp is from Funstamps and I have coloured it with Copics and I have added glamour dust for the sparkle. The papers are from Pink Petticoat. I have tried a different way of taking photos of my cards because it doesn't seem to matter how hard I try I can never take a straight photo so I thought I would try and take it at an angle as I have seen so many of you doing with your cards and I think it looks a lot better.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Get Sparkly

The PBSC this week was Get Sparkly/Bonfire Theme, you could go for a firework theme or just go sparkly, so I just went for sparkly. I have coloured the stamp with copics and glittered the snowflake with glamour dust. The papers are from Cuddly Buddly and I have added a few sparkly gems and some sparkly snowflakes for good measure lol.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Forever Friends 'With Love'

Have made this card for the new Forever Friends challenge blog, this weeks challenge is With Love so as I had to make a card for my friends 2 year old I thought I would fit it in with this challenge. Have used FF stamp, coloured with Copics, as well as FF papers.

Award from Elaine

I received this award this morning from the lovely Elaine, thank you .
The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I really don't think I could just give this to 5 other bloggers so I'm going to cheat a bit and give it to everyone who visits my blog.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Number 5

This is the card I have made for the SCSC. This week it was a fab sketch by Jill but with a twist, you have to use the colours pink, white and brown. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with copics and the papers were a free download from Raspberry Road.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Dutch Dare Challenge

The Dutch Dare challenge this week was to make a card using purple, pink and black. I have coloured the stamp with copics and the papers are from Pink Petticoat

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Cheers!

Here's my card for the CCT challenge which this week was cheers. I have used a FF stamp, coloured with Copics and the papers are by Rina Kroes which I downloaded from Scrapbook Elements.

I've Won

I've won Pauls blog candy, and what great candy it is too, I can't wait to receive it. Thanks Paul.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

Two cards today I must be on a roll lol. This one is for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with Copics and papers from Pink Petticoat. The borders around the text look a bit skew wiff but I think its the way I have taken the photo cos in real life they are straight, honest lol.