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.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

A Card For A Girl

The Dutch Dare Challenge this week was to make a card for a girl. I needed to make a quick card this morning for a birthday I had forgotten about so thought I would also use it for the challenge. I have used papers from The Daisy Company and the image is from Kim's Teddy Bears Alphabet Download. I have decoupaged the 3 then mounted the whole image onto 3d foam. The greeting was printed on the PC and also mounted on 3d foam.

Friday, 29 August 2008

Chrissy's Blog Candy

To celebrate 1000 hits on her blog Chrissy is giving away some blog candy click here to go to here blog for more details.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A Stitch In Time

A Stitch In Time is this week Papertake Challenge. They want you to use some sort of stitching on your project, whether its real or faux so I have used faux stitching around my PB image. I saw the fold for this card on Edna's blog so thought I would try it out, thanks Edna. The papers are from a DCWV Christmas Stack that I bought last year. The greeting has been printed on the PC.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Friday Sketchers 16

The Friday Sketchers challenge this week is a sketch by Carole from England. I have used a PB stamp, coloured with Copics, papers from Pink Petticoat a bit of Cuttlebugging and a punched tree. The sentiment was printed on the PC.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Get Well

This weeks Dutch Dare challenge was to make a get well card. I have used a Penny Black stamp coloured with Copics and a bit of Cuttlebugging. The text was printed on PC. Wish now tho that I hadn't put the ribbon on cos now it's on the card I don't think it really goes with the pink surround and I didn't really leave enough room to stick it down so had to put it over the dots and its turned out looking scruffy. Oh well another thing to put down to experience.

Thursday, 21 August 2008


This weeks MTTC challenge was a recipe you must use on your card, 1 ribbon, 1 flower, 2 buttons and some glitter. I have used a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Copics, a prima flower and buttons from my stash, I added 1 extra button for balance. The glitter is on the centre of the flower.

Papertake Challenge

This weeks Papertake Challenge was another fab sketch from Katharina. I decided on another Christmas card for this one. I have used a Pink Petticoat papers and Lola Rose image, coloured in Psp. The tree is decoupaged and I have added some Glamour Dust here and there. I've just noticed tho that I have forgotten to colour her face and hair so will have to do that at some point.

Wedding card and gift card

I've not made many cards this week, not really been in the mood, but I did make these for a friend. The first is a card the second is a gift voucher holder. I have used Kim's Teddy Bears Wedding download which I have printed onto linen card. The text was also printed onto linen card. I have gone over some parts of the image with sakura stardust pens to add a bit of glimmer but it doesn't show very wel in the photo.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Paper Pieced Bella

When I started to make this card I wanted to colour the image to match the papers that I was going to use but I didn't really have any colours that matched perfectly so I went for paper piecing instead. The papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs and the image is Kim's Bella stamp

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Three Birds With One Stone

I managed to kill three birds with one stone with this card, the Dutch Dare challenge, which was to use an animal on your project, the CCT challenge, which was to use soft furnishings, ie fabrics, ribbons, stitching, buttons etc, and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which was to use ribbons on your project. I have used ribbon and the flower from my stash, a PB stamp, coloured with Copics and the papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Thursday, 14 August 2008


This is my card for MTTC challenge which this week was to use cats on your project. My cats are a download from Cuddly Buddly and the papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Button It

This weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge was to use a button or buttons on your project. I have used Kim's, Anna with handbag, rubber stamp which I have coloured with Copics. The background papers are from Sweet Shoppe Designs and the flower and buttons are from my stash.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

The Two Of Us

This weeks CCT challenge was 'The Two Of Us' you had to use two of something on your card. I have yet again made a Christmas card for this challenge. I have used a Penny Black stamp coloured with Copics, and papers from Summer Driggs.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Penny Black Christmas

Here's my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week. I have used papers from Pink Petticoat.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

I Love Your Blog Award

I received this award today from Mandy, Alison and Elaine thank you ladies.

The rules are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated

I really don't want to pick only 7 blogs cos I love everyones. So I would like to give the award to everyone on my blog roll.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Christmas again !!!!!!

Just a quickie card for this weeks MTTC challenge. I have used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots for the background with the text printed on the PC and the image is from Pink Petticoat, coloured in PSP and Sakura pens

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Friday Sketches Challenge 13

This week the Friday Sketchers sketch was from Kimmie and I decided to go for another Christmas card. I have used a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Copics, papers from Pink Petticoat, some more Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and a few gems, coloured red.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

I've been tagged...

....by Mandy, thank you

The rules are .....
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

Right then 6 random facts about me

1. I have been with Andrew now for about 19 years but we never got round to getting married.
2. I hate having wasted journeys, I've had 2 today.
3. I am a part time catering assistant at the local primary school that my children attended.
4. I've only ever had 2 jobs the one I'm doing now and the other one was in a factory from the time I left school until I had Kirsty.
5. I love anything spooky and am hoping to go on a ghost hunt at some point with my sister and a team of ghost hunters she belongs to.
6. I only learnt to drive about 7 years ago and have had nearly as many cards in that time, not all through choice tho.

The people I would like to tag if they haven't already been tagged are:

Lots Of Pink

Seeing as my last card was no pink I'd thought I'd do the opposite this time and do lots of pink. I have made this card for the Tilda and Co challenge, which this week was a sketch. I have used Confetti Tilda which I have coloured with Copics and the papers are from The Daisy Company

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

No Pink

This card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which was not to use pink so I have made a Christmas card. Image is coloured with a mixture of watercolour pencils and Copics, papers from Pink Petticoat and ribbon from stash.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Cuddly Buddly Carla

When I started this card it was going to be for a sketch challenge but it didn't matter what papers or image I used when I laid it out on the card blank it just didn't look right and in the end I decided it was the actually sketch I didn't like so I ditched the challenge and did my own thing. I have used Cuddly Buddly Carla stamp, coloured with Copics and papers from Raspberry Road, some DCWV textured card and a flower and brads from my stash.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Jane's Blog aversary candy

Jane's blog has now been going for a whole year and she is giving away some blog candy, this is her post

My blog will be 1 year old on 21st August. I can't believe how quick it has gone and is all thanks to my friend Wendy who started her blog just before and got me hooked - thanks hun!!!!
As a thank you to all the people who visit here I will be giving away some candy to 3 people.
All you have to do is comment here and link to my blog - if i leave you a comment you are entered.
I will get my daughter to draw 3 names out on 22nd August so you have until midnight 21st August to post.

Red, Black and White

Made this card last night but didn't get round to uploading it, it's for the MTTC challenge which was to use red, black and white on your project. I have used papers and stamp, which has been coloured with Copics, from Cuddly Buddly.