Sunday 23 December 2012

Wishing you all one happy little christmas

Have been a bit distant from the world of blogging over the last week, what with Christmas prep and other things going on, but I couldnt let this very special time of year pass without wishing you all, my lovely friends, blog followers, design team-mates and fellow craft addicts, a wonderful and very Happy Christmas. Hope you all have a great couple of days in whatever way, and with whoever, you spend it.

Thursday 13 December 2012

The one with the gorgeous Reindeer!

Hope this weeks is going well for you all, hasnt it been cold! Just having a Vanilla Latte at the moment, which is warming me quite nicely
As its Thursday its challenge day with AUD SENTIMENTS and this time is an
 "Anything Goes for the Festive Season" that could include Christmas or Hannukah, Kwanza etc....but you must must must include a sentiment!
We are sponsored this time by the fantastic Birdie Brown and as a DT we were lucky enough to work with some of Torico's gorgeous images.
For my DT card I couldnt resist this reindeer.

He is coloured with promarkers, and mounted with Go Kreate dies. The paper is an oldie from Papermania and the gingham section is Washi tape. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

We also have a DT call running at the moment....if anyone is interested in joining a wonderful and really friendly team, go take a look!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
christmas at sweet stampin - anything goes
perfect sentiments challenge - Christmas
anything goes - traditional christmas colours
cup cake craft challenges - Merry Christmas
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Reindeer

Keep warm and toasty all, will catch up with you soon xx

Monday 10 December 2012

The Cutie Pies Christmassy One!

Hi to you all! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend and are getting on top of your Christmas preparations. Am just about done with the pressie shopping, so slowly getting there!
Anyway, as its Monday its challenge day with Cutie Pie's and this time round we want to see your Cute Christmas its a nice easy one, as its such a busy time for everyone we have also exteneded the duration of this challenge, so it will run to the beginning of January. We are sponsored this time by our lovely friends at
 So, onto my own DT card, and I have used a super cute Tilda!
She is coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery", the ribbon and card candi from stash, the snowflakes are Marianne dies and the sentiment is my own creation
We would love to see your super cute cards, so you can join in, or just check out the other adorable DT cards by clicking the box below
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Monday 3 December 2012

another day, another doily!

Hi to you all! So its monday again, and I have booked today off work to go do some Christmas shopping....yay! Its mostly stocking fillers on the list today, as the hubby and I were super organised and sat down at the computor last Thursday and ordered most of the pressies on-line - easiest Christmas shopping trip ever!!!
Anyway, my card today is a Mid Challenge DT card for our "Use a doily" challenge with THE CUTIE PIES. We still have a week to go with this one, so plenty of time for you all to join in!
I have once again used an image from our sponsor Pink Gem, which is coloured with promarkers, and have used go kreate dies to cut and layer. The doily is from Pretty Little Ribbon shop, the papers are from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery" which i've used lots this year. The sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful Bizzy Becs I have steered away from adding buttons, or pearls or whatever, to try and keep my postage costs down a little. Having family and friends in various parts of the country can get kinda expensive this time of year!

Well, have a good day, whatever your up to!

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
little claires - Christmas
crafty anns - birds
Natalie and amy - Christmas

Saturday 1 December 2012

I have exciting news to share with you all!

Have been bursting my bits to share with you all, now its been officially announced I can now tell you all that I have been invited to join the Forever Friends Monthly challenge DT.....woop woop! I have loved these super cute wee bears for ages so this is going to be right up my street.

My first DT card will be here in watch this space, but in the meantime, we have a fabby December prize draw going on, click on the bear to check it out and join in

Hope you're all having a super weekend. I should be working on my Mum's birthday card, so Im off to do that now, and I'll catch you all later xx

Thursday 29 November 2012

The Bingo one!

Hi to you all! Cant believe its Thursday already, and we are nearly into December - Christmas is coming around soooo quickly and i've still got cards to make, can tick another off the list though - this is one i've made for my parents from my kids and is also my DT card for the Bingo Challenge with Aud Sentiments
I have gone for the bottom line - ribbon, use the word Joy and die cut.
This very sweet image comes from our sponsor this time, The Paper Shelter, and is coloured, as ever, with the promarkers. The sentiments are my own work. The die cuts are the Nellie Snellen die that the image is mounted onto, also Marianne Snowflake and Memory Box fremont crest die. buttons and ribbon from stash.
I think this is quite an easy one to join in with, we love looking at your entries, so come and find us on the link at the top. xx

Monday 26 November 2012

The One where the Cutie Pies got busy with Doily's

Hello all! Hope you've all had a smashing weekend and that inspite of the horrid weather we've been seeing, you're all keeping safe, warm and dry! It was abusy weekend for me, with my craft fair on Saturday - which didnt go too badly. Didnt sell a lot of cards but my other goodies like Reindeer food and pet treats went really well.

So, as its Monday, its time for another Cutie Pie challenge! We've got a lovely one for you all this time, as our theme is "Use a Doily"

We are sponsored by the wonderful Pink Gem who are offering three digi's to our winner, and also gave us lucky DT girls some adorable images to play here is my DT card

Have used a precoloured image called Faye with flowers, and have popped her onto a go kreate cut circle and a scalloped circle before placing her onto her doily, which incidently, came from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. The paper is  "back to basics" from dovecraft. Ribbon, button, twine and pearls from stash. The "sweet" wording is a small section of a cuttlebug embossing folder.

We would love to see you joining us for this challenge - if you're busy with your Christmas cards, then this is a perfect challenge too!

I would also like to enter this card into: cute card thursday - girls only

Saturday 24 November 2012

Craft Fair day!

So after weeks of preparations, my boxes are all packed up, my price tickets printed and my cash float jangling in my tin, I am now all ready for the craft fair I am off to this morning, looking at the weather forecast I am not overtly optimistic about the turnout - but here's hoping! Will catch up with you all later xx

Monday 19 November 2012

The one with "Snowy"

Hi all! Hope you've all had a good weekend!
So we are mid way through our Brown and Cream Christmas challenge with
I thought I'd make another DT card for this one (plus its another card for my box!)
This time I have used this gorgeous Penny Black "Snowy " stamp, and coloured it with promarkers - dont know if its that super John Lewis Christmas advert, but I do like a snowman!!

There is still a week to join in with this one, we would love to see your creations!

Wednesday 14 November 2012

the one with the sheep and the wellies

Hope you're all having a lovely week!
So we're midway through the latest Aud Sentiments Challenge and that means its time for the Team B cards......and here is mine! The theme for this challenge is
"Use the word - Thank(s)"
 For my DT card I have used a bit of an old favorite of mine.....this adorable image is from the "Just for ewe" set from Pink Petticoat, which I think I bought about three years ago, but its those wellies that keep bringing me back to using it!!! Have used the trusty promarkers to colour, and have used a lacy circles nestie. The papers are from Lucy Cromwell papermania set (pink polka dots) and the other is a download from Sweet  Shoppe designs. The sentiment is my own creation using Tempus Sans font and a Nellie Snellen die. Ribbon and buttons are from stash.

We would love to see you joining it with us this time, you can find us and also have a peep at the other wonderful DT work by clicking on the blog badge below
I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
crafting for all seasons - thank you
Simon says stamps - thanksgiving/thank you
forever friends - use a ribbon
lexis creations - thank you
squigglefly - use an oldie but goodie
sentimental sundays - thanks
sweet stampin - anything goes

thats about all from me for now xx

Monday 12 November 2012

The Cutie Pie one that was brown, cream and Christmassy!

Hi all! Hope you've all had a smashing weekend. It was another busy one for me.....I have just about finished decorating my lounge! It has actually taken me since about April, but to be fair we did have to carry out fairly extensive work to our chimney breast, and there have been factors like work and holidays as well, but its nice now to have it done (will upload photos at some point) and so its on to the next room (I have paint in my shed for every room in the house!!!)
Anyway, onto todays card, and as it is Monday its challenge day with The Cutie Pies and this time our theme is
Brown & Cream Christmas
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
Which, I think, is kind of appropriate for the colours of this challenge!
This is my DT card
I have used this adorable Mousie images from Floppy Latte, and coloured with promarkers and a little bit of stickles
The paper is a freebie download from Summer Driggs "boy oh boy" set
The snowflake is a Marianne die (which I am soooo glad I got - last year I was using the cuttlebug ice crystal die but this one is so much nicer, imo)
button, twine and card candy from stash
This is a little different from the usual Christmas colour schemes but we do hope you'll come and play along with us!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

The one with the cute little angel

Hello all, hope you're having a good week so far.  Have had a busy week and not had a lot of time for blogging or crafting, and have also had the hubby at home and under my feet for the last few days too! So its been nice to have a bit if time at my craft table when I got in from work today....and this is the result
Stumbled upon this super cute angel which was a freebie here, she is coloured with the promarkers and has frosted lace stickles on her wings.
The sentiment is my own creation using Garineldo font.
Have also used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Crafts Too embossing folder, Marianne snowflakes dies, pearls from Meiflower, charm and ribbon from stash.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
off to put the dinner on now, and then will do some blog browsing xx

Thursday 1 November 2012

the storytime one!

 Hi all! Back to work for me today, sadly! It was hard work this morning getting the jammies off and putting the uniform back on, lol!

Anyway, its challenge time with aud sentiments and what we'd like you to do this time is use a STORY BOOK QUOTE as your sentiment on your card or project. We are sponsored this time my Sassy Studios, so thank you to them!

As you can see, for my DT card I went for the master of profound quotes himself, Winnie the Pooh! I think this is a wonderful sentiment!
I created this sentiment using arial font, plus another whose name escapes me at the mo!
The papers are "back to basics" from Dovecraft
Again, I've used the Fremont Crest from Memory box, with a button from stash!
If you'd like to join in with us, or check out the other super DT work, click the logo below!
I would like to enter this card into:
in the pink - keep it clean and simple ( I know we'v got a couple of layers, but I hope its CAS-enough!

Wednesday 31 October 2012

the one with no card!!

Nope, not one card at all! Just wanted to share with you all, some of the bits that I have been working on for the Christmas Fair at my parents church in a few weeks time
Desk Jotters: these gorgeous bulldog clips were a fantastic bargin from Staples - got a big bag of about 40 of them for £3!!!! Fancy squares are Go Kreate dies

Bookmarks: My hubby uses these giant paper clips for his work timesheets......well I just had to rescue some from his bag and make better use of them!

Mini notebooks: these were 18p from Wilkos, going to do a few more, and try and find similar of different sizes.

Pringle tin Santa pot: probably going to put candy canes and/or festive pencils in this - was quite pleased with the way this turned out, so will probably do a couple more.......this will involve more eating of the pringles though!!!!

Have also been working on the likes of Reindeer food and Reindeer poo - will add photos at a later date. I know some of you are doing bits like this at the moment, so hope you like these and if they have given any ideas and inspiration - all the better xx

another one with that stamp!

Hi all, hope everyone is fine and well. Thoughts and prayers go out to those of your on the east-coast of the USA, our news bulletins here are showing us the devestation caused by "sandy", but you cant begin to imagine what it must be like to be caught up in it all.
Anyway, its been a busy few days for me, with front room decorating, trips to the vet with Nippy (ear infection!), trip to the hospital for me (chest x-ray, for the cough that wont go away) catching up on housework, being a taxi service for my kids, but gladly a bit of crafting time too.....
This is one of the cards I have made over the last days or so, all much the same, so Im just blogging the one!
have once again, used this gorgeous LOTV stamp coloured with promarkers, with a touch of frosted lace stickles
paper was a freebie from Raspberry Road
Fremont Crest die from Memory Box
Snowflake die from Marianne
Washi tape from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery"
green pearls from Meiflower.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
nutcrafters - ribbon or twine (hope the washi tape counts as ribbon!)
Christmas cards aside I have also been working on some bits and bobs from a forthcoming Christmas Fair at my parents church, will be back later to share some with you!

Monday 29 October 2012

The one that got a little "distressing"!!!!

 Hi all, hope you've had a smashing weekend, so its monday and time for another challenge with
The theme this time filled me with horror at first (no, not Halloween), but becasue it was something that i've never really done before and I didnt want to let the team down,
and here is my DT card
 I made this card for my lovely hubby. When he received it, his initial reaction was "ok, how much have you spent this time!?!" (no idea what he was on about, lol)
Used a brown versamark ink and deckle edged scissors to get the distressing going on
LOTV image coloured with promarkers
own sentiment printed onto core'dinations whitewash card, which I also used elsewhere on the card.
papers, card candi, button and string from stash.
If you would like to join in with us this time, or would like to check out the other super DT cards, click on our badge above.
We are lucky enough to have two wonderful sponsors this time - thank you to them xx

 I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:

stampin for the weekend - anything goes
word art wednesday - uplifting sentiments

Have a good day all, and would send my thoughts and prayers to those living on the east coast of the USA as they face these awful weather conditions xx

Saturday 27 October 2012

The snuggly Christmasssy one!

Hi all! Hope you're all having a lovely saturday and keeping cosy and warm!
Have been doing a bit painting and decorating over the last few days and was intending to carry on with it today, but when I got up this morning I decided to give myself the day off - and why not!
Popped into town for a few bits and bobs, and spent the rest of this afernoon working on another Christmas card.......with a the company of Michael Buble (christmas cd - sadly not the real thing!!)
So for this card I have used a super cute LOTV stamp which is coloured with the promakers and has a few highlighted areas with sakura gelly pen.
Frosted lace stickles around the edge of the image.
Blue paper from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery"
Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder
snowflake die from Mariannes
fremont crest die from Memory Box
pearl from stash to finish.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Righty-ho, Im off to throw a spag bol together for dinner - catch you all later xx

Thursday 25 October 2012

The one with Edwin and the drinkypoos!

Hello all! Hope you're having a lovely Thursday. Before I go any further I must say Hello to Sue & Shona, who have recently added themselves as followers.
Anyway, another Christmas card to share with you.....quite enjoying making them this year!
I'd made this is with the Here come's the boys "Edwin only" challenge in mind, and I cant help wishing that this Edwin had something like a reindeer on his tie (in the style of Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary!)
Edwin stamp (donated) is coloured with Promarkers,
stickles and glossy accents added to give the drinky-poos a bit of fizz,
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Washi tape is from Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery" range
button from stash.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
thats all from me for now, not much else on the agenda today apart from a big of blog browsing, one or two more Christmas cards and maybe do a few bits for a craft fair we've got coming up - catch you all later xx

Wednesday 24 October 2012

The little blue christmassy one!

Hi all! Hope everyone is fine and well. The fog and murkiness that has been hanging around since monday has lifted a little here today, and i've even ventured to put some washing out! So, I am a Happy Little Crafter today - I am now off work for the next eight days (half term) woohoo, and although I've got a few jobs to do around the house, I also hoping for lots of crafting time too! Day one of the hols, has gone well so far, just got back home from taking Nippy for a run around Rochester Castle and found a letter on the doormat from HMRC......YAY, got a little tax rebate (about 30 quid!) ooooh what to do with it!!
Anyway, had made this card at the weekend, but this is the first chance i've had to blog it!
This LOTV is one of my favorite Christmas stamps, she is coloured with the promarkers.
Paper from Helz Cuppleditch "Special Delivery"
Circular sentiment was a freebie from BizzyBecs
Snowflake dies are Mariannes, with card candi added
rikrak and ribbon from stash
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Off for a bit of browse now, and see what you've all been up too.......

Thursday 18 October 2012

The one where the spookiness continued!

So Im doing really well this week, two halloween cards  - and this from one that doesnt "do" halloween, still when the wee bear is this cute, I can make an exception!
This is my DT card for this weeks "USE A HALLOWEEN SENTIMENT" challenge at
The super cute wee bear is question is from STAMP FAIRY, who are our lovely sponsors this time.
He is, or course, coloured with promarkers, and is cute on a lacy circles nestie, the sentiment is one of my own creations, the paper is a very oldie from Papermania, and the ribbon and button from stash. 
I would also like to enter this into these challenges:

Thats all from me for now, im off "up the wooden hill to bedfordshire" as they say! Will have a good catch up with your blogs tomorrow xx

Monday 15 October 2012

The one when the Cuties Got Spooky!!

Good Afternoon all, hope you've all had a smashing weekend. So, its monday and that means its time for a new challenge with THE CUTIE PIES.
Our theme this time is
which, if im honest, isnt an event that I really "do", so I decided to go cute,  and do halloween my way with my own DT card, hope you like it!

This adorable Witch is from Birdie Brown, and is coloured with promarkers,  the gingham paper is a freebie from Bev Rochester's blog, the star is an X-cut die, and the sentiment is my own creation!

We are sponsored on this challenge by Di's digi downloads, who are offering a fabby prize, to join in and check out the other spook-tacular DT cards click here.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
stampin for the weekend - something spooky
allsorts challenge - too cute to spook!
di's digi designs - too cute to spook
the poodles parlour - halloween
stamping with the dragon - halloween
i love promarkers - halloween

and thats all from me for now xx

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Do you wanna win some CANDY????

 Of course you do!
This fabby candy could be yours and all you have to do is hop on over to The Cutie Pie Challenge,  and enter your name into our birthday candy draw

Monday 8 October 2012

the one with the super yummy ribbon!

 Hi all, So its monday again, and we are midway through our first birthday challenge with The Cutie Pies.  As I mentioned last week the theme this time is USE A DIGI, and as I am a bit of a digi addict, I couldnt resist making an extra card this time round!
My digi comes from our lovely sponsor Bugaboo, she is coloured with the promarkers, both papers are from my stash, the doily is from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and the afore mentioned ribbon was a recent find in my local little fabric store (just grabbed a couple of metres when I was buying a few other bits and bobs and it wasnt till I got home that I realised just how pretty it is!)
Anyway, so as its our very first birthday we have some extra special prizes and a birthday candy. Pictured above is the prize that I have put together, so if you want to come and join in the fun, click here
I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
catch the bug - Otober anything goes
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
cute card thursday - lots of ribbon
Thats it for me for now, keep warm and have a lovely afternoon

Sunday 7 October 2012

the one with the pink pinafore....

Hold your horses...surely this cant be a second post in one day, actually yes it is! Had a bit of a tidy up and went around with the hoover this morning, then gave Nippy a shower and have spent the rest  of the afternoon starting on a bundle of Happy Birthday cards, a friend of  mine has asked for. This is it so far...
Cute wee Tilda coloured with promarkers and have paper pieced her pinafore to match the backing paper. This is from a gorgeous freebie, that you can find here, the ribbon slider and pearls are from Meiflower (lovin these at the mo!!) doily from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, flowers are a Joycraft die.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
nut crafters - paper piecing
the stamping boutique - pink,pink,pink
lexis creations - pink
dream valley challenges - go pink

Off to pick the hubby up from work soon, and then off to my parents for dinner, so thats all from me for now xx

The "card making day" one........

Good Morning, and a happy, sunny Sunday to you all! Planning on having a pretty chilled out day today, just thought I'd share with you all, the card that I made for the National Cardmaking Day swap that the lovely Carol organised over on Docrafts. I think my partner liked it.
 (and a wee side view) 
I thought this Gorjuss Girl image summed up the occasion perfectly (and I think she sums up me as a crafter as she has cheerfully left paper all over the floor, that she'll no doubt get round to hoovering up eventually, lol) The papers and the bunting are from Dovecrafts Tea Party range, doily from Pretty Little Ribbon shop, gems and twine from stash and again the sentiment tickets are my own creations.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
charisma cardz - bling
forever friends - anything goes
off to do a bit of browsing and commenting, catch you all later xx

Friday 5 October 2012

The one that was made specially for a crafty buddy!

Hi all, hope you're all having a good day. If im honest today has been a bit pants! Cameron is off on a school geography trip to Chedder Gorge, I had to take him to school at 6.15am and it was cold, wet and miserable! When I got to work and found out that our company auditor was in do to his 6mnthly audit, it was clear that the day wasnt gonna get any better. I was hoping to get away half an hour earlier to make up for some overtime I did earlier in the week, but thanks to some "missing" invoices I ended up leaving an hour later.  Left work with a thumping head, so took Nippy for a run in the park for some fresh air, only to get caught in the rain again!!! Apologies for my moaning, I know, I know worse things happen at sea (as my granny used to say)
So, onto todays card and this is a birthday card I've made for a lovely Docraft and blog friend Carol, who as you can see is celebrating a bit of a spesh birthday.
This super cute H&S image is coloured with the pro's, I think the papers are from The Paper Cellar, the Ivy die is from Poppy Stamps, doily from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, the pearls and the ribbon slider are from Meiflower (at bluewater show) and the sentiment tickets are my own work. The l/o was based on

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
seems a little sketchy #23
happy campers - pink & brown
crafts and me - my sentiments exactly
the sisterhood of crafters - happy birthday
crafty sentiments - happy birthday
a gem of a challenge - for the girls
So, thats about all from me for now, but as I've got a busy day ahead tomorrow and dont think im going to get on here at all, I would just like to wish you all and happy and creative.......

Wednesday 3 October 2012

The one with the mouse and the treat box!

So, every now and then I get overcome with an "anything but a card" urge...and then I stumbled across this on Tracey's amazing blog and couldnt resist having a go. This it the "toot" that I followed click here, and considering I am not great at following measurements and stuff, I was amazed at how easy it was to do, mine might not be a patch on Tracey's but not bad for a first attempt!
I even going to be very brave and enter it into these challenges:
anything goes - animals
the stamping boutique - pink, pink, pink
cupcake craft - pink
dis digi designs - animals acting like people  dont think  mice usually wear jumpers!

Oh just to add - the image is from Di's Digi Designs, flowers are a joycraft die, paper, candy and doily from stash.
Thats all from me for now, have a lovely day all xx

Monday 1 October 2012

the one when it was the Cutie Pies Birthday.....

Hi all, hope you've all had a lovely weekend, so its monday and that means its another challenge day with The Cutie Pies, well, thats not entirely true....its not just "another" challenge day, oh no, its a very special one as we are celebrating our first birthday. I am soooo proud to have been part of the team from the start and to watch it go from strength to strength, and we have lots of fabby challenges planned so here's to the next year! To celebrate, we have two wonderful sponsors, which I will tell you about in a mo, but also some special prizes from our DT and also a very special birthday candy too..........keep an eye on the blog for details!
Our theme for this challenge is
and our lovely sponsors are are offering 3 digi images for randomly chosen winner
Bugaboo offering 7 digi images for chosen winner
So, onto my DT card and I have gone for a D'arcys Diaries image from a free cd in Creative Cardmaking magazine (its a precoloured image - im not that good!!!!) The flowers are a JoyCraft die and pearls, candy and paper from stash.

Do hope you'll all join us and celebrate our birthday!


Sunday 30 September 2012

The one with the tiny robin

Good Morning all, hope you're all having a great weekend Not a lot of crafting from me for the last few days, as I am on a course of anti-b's for a chest infection and they have pretty much floored me.......what with that and now the loss of Rory and Amy (nod to  the Dr Who fans!) to cope with, I'm a bit ropey at the moment!!!
Anyway, what I do have today is a card I made last weekend:
This adorable wee beary is a donated image (dont know where he is from, if anyone recognizes him, please shout!!) he is coloured with the promarkers of course, the papers are from my shiny new Helz Cuppleditch "special delivery" stack, snowflakes are a Marianne die and Xcut punch, pearls, ribbon and bow from stash.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
christmas stampin - photo inspiration
christmas cards all year round - Christmas Presents
ladybug - anything goes

thats all from me for now, have a good day xx