Monday 30 September 2013

Birthday Celebrations with the Cutie Pies!

Hello there and thank you for visiting........its an exciting time for us at the Cutie Pie challenge, as we are celebrating our 2nd birthday!! We have a new challenge today, but more of that in a mo, but what would a party be without the chance to win a prize......and not only do we have prizes from our two amazing sponsors
but we also have some birthday candy, courtesy of our Cutie boss, the wonderful Woo....and if that wasn't enough we also have our 700 followers candy still up for grabs, but don't just take my word for it, come on over and see for yourself!
So what else could we have as our theme for this challenge but
and I have also designed a sketch for this challenge too
hope you like it and will feel inspired to use it....our Cutie team have already made some stunning cards based on this, here is my DT card
This super cute image is from Just Some Lines (thank you!!) and I have coloured it with promarkers and added glossy accent to the balloons. The papers and the bunting are from Dovecraft Tea Party range. The sentiment was cut out with a go kreate die. ribbon, button, candi and bakers twine from stash.
I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
that's all from me for tonight, off to bed soon xx

Friday 27 September 2013

The results of a bit of me time!

Hello there and thanks for stopping by, hope you've had a great week. Its been a really busy one for me, so this afternoon I decided to swerve the h****work in favour of a but of me time.
When it comes to images for Christmas cards, this Tilda stamp is a firm favourite.
She is coloured with promarkers, and I also coloured the sentiment with the same duck egg blue to match. The border was made with a  Martha Stewart punch, cant remember where this paper came from, but I love the neutral tone and the tiny snowflake in the design. The button, ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Righty-ho, that's all just for now......have a lovely weekend and I will try and catch up with you all as much as I can xx

Tuesday 24 September 2013

'Tis the end of a lovely day!

Hi all, hope you are all fine, well and have had a good day. Have been stupidly busy at work this week prepping for our big stock take at the weekend, but still had a smashing day today.
It is my wonderful daughter, Megan's 16th birthday.....don't know how that can be, it only feels like weeks ago since I came home from hospital with this precious little lady that changed our lives so much!
This is part of the card that I'd made for Cameron to give his big sis - she would've been 3yrs, and that is not a happy face!!!
Spotted this little beauty when I went out to the car this morning, I have a fascination with spiders webs, It amazes me how perfect and precise they always look......... 
 Also, found that I'd had a bit of a challenge win, woohoo - thank you to the lovely folks at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.
Off to bed now, will catch up with you all soon xx

Sunday 22 September 2013

Some special Candy from the Cutie Pies!

This week the Cutie Pie challenge hit 700 followers!!!!!! We are so excited to have hit this milestone and couldn't think of a better way to say Thank you than to offer a bundle of candy.
These lovely goodies are given by our lovely DT boss Woo, if you'd like to be in with the chance to win then hop on over here. There is more celebrating to come over the next couple of weeks with the Cuties - so watch this space!

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Blue Christmas!

Hello there, and thanks for popping in today! I started doing this post last night, but got distracted by watching the "bake-off" and then the midwives on the telly!
Hope the week is going well for you. Had a nice dry day here in Kent, so although I was pleased to get three loads of washing out and dried, come the evening when I dragged the ironing board out I wasn't feeling quite so pleased with myself.
I have another card to share with you today from my Christmas card making sesh last weekend. I recently stumbled upon a file on my pc of some images that we were given by sponsors of one of the DT's that I used to be on and amongst them were images from LOTV, one was the puppy on the card I uploaded a few days ago and the other is on todays card - isn't it fab when you "find" something you'd forgotten you had!
So anyway, I believe this gorgeous image is called "Build a Snowman" and is coloured with the glorious promarkers. I have cut the image out with spellbinders lacy circle die to which I then added baby blue liquid pearls. I still get a little nervous using these, but I think the drops are fairly even and I'd read somewhere that if the drops form peaks you can flick the card from underneath to stop this, and I think they turned out ok. The paper is from Bo Bunny with sentiment printed on and edged with a promarker. The ribbon, button and candi are from the stash.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
i love promarkers - anything goes
holly jolly christmas challenge - non-traditional colours
bunny zoes - something blue
joanna sheen - ribbons
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - cut it out
Winter Wonderland - Frosty the snowman

That's about all from me for the moment.......have two daft dogs here waiting for their last trip to the back garden before bedtime, so i'll catch you all later xx

Monday 16 September 2013

The Cutie Pies and the Cutie Boys!

Hi all, hope you've had a great Monday......well, as great as a Monday can be anyway!  Its not all bad though, 'cos its time for a new challenge with
and our theme this time is, A Cute one for the Boys!
My DT card is actually the birthday card that I made for my son's birthday at the beginning of the you can he has just turned 13  ("lovely") actually most of the time he's not a bad kid, but every now we do have a few strops and huffs!
Anyway, back to the card, and I have used a MilkCoffee digi stamp, which  was coloured with promarkers, kept things pretty much CaS with this card too, and used swiss dots embossing folder and a button to complete.

Our challenge is sponsored by
who are offering a wonderful prize, so with that and also some other stunning DT cards to have a peep at, its gotta be worth hopping over to see us!
I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
a little bit crafty - clean and simple
jellypark - all about the kids
paper take weekly - childs play

that's all from me just for now, got a date with a bowl of washing up lined up, but will get some visits in after, thank you so much for stopping by xx

Another one for the Christmas box

Hello there all, hope you've been having a lovely weekend, despite the weather turning a bit ropey! After taking the dogs our for a run this morning I've settled in for the day and spread my stash out all over the dining table to carry on with my Christmas cards.
I wanted to share this one with you 'cos I just love the ears on this dog!

The wee doggy is "Christmas Puppy" from LOTV and is coloured with promarkers, went for a CaS layout for this card with border and sentiment created on serif, the font is Tempus Sans. The gingham ribbon is from my stash and the wee bone button was in a bag of goodies that my lovely Mum brought be back from a day out with her womens fellowship group.

I would like to enter this into:
crafty sentiments - anything goes
Christmas Stampin' all year long #33 - cute and cuddly
a little bit crafty - clean and simple

Saturday 7 September 2013

on a roll now with the Christmas cards.........

Hello to you, I hope you are all in fine fettle and have had a good Saturday......having got the h****work out of the way this morning, I've had my Mum over for a crafty afternoon. Got a few cards made whilst the hubby was in the kitchen making a lovely chicken curry, so good day so far and now looking forward to X-factor this eve.........sorry, Im not a strictly girl!
This was the first of todays cards that I photographed
So, the image is from Bugaboo, I love these little bonnet girlies, and is coloured with promarkers, I also used a sakura white gel pen to add a touch of faux stitchiness to the image. The paper is Helz Cuppleditch special delivery, I do apologise that I cant remember where I got this sentiment from as I have had it saved on the pc for several years now, the holly is cut with a sizzix die and then embossed with swiss dots, I often used red buttons in the place of the berries but thought I'd added flowers for a wee change. The ribbon, rik-rak and candi from my stash. As its a bit of a cute card, it seems a good excuse to remind you all that the Cutie Pie challenge this time is Cute Christmas!

I've seen some stunning cards whilst just having a quick flick through my newsfeed, so I will try to get some blog visits in when I've done this

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
catch the bug - september anything goes challenge
Christmas Stampin' all year long - layers
crafty ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
aud sentiments - any sentiment
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - layer it up

Tuesday 3 September 2013

A bit of a Pearly One!

Before I go too much further, just wanted to say a bit of a Thank You for the comments on my last post.....will show them to my brother when I can, and I have certainly felt moved by your support, so sending big hugs back to you.
Anyway, onto my card, and this is one that a very good friend of mine from work asked me to make for her in-laws after I had made something very similar for her 25th Anniversary.

The main card stock was an Ivory Pearlescent card from Payper box, the wording and frame were printed straight onto the card. The ribbon, the pearls and the ribbon slider are all my own stash.....oh and the heart die is from Cheery Lynn (Celtic Heart).......apparently they were overwhelmed with the card. I know we card makers do what we do, 'cos we love it and find our own peace and joy in what we do, but its always nice when someone else appreciates your work too!
I would like to enter this into:
thanks again for stopping by today xx

Can I ask please for your prayers and positive thoughts.......

for my brother who is starting a course of chemo and radiotherapy to treat a cancerous tumour in his Oesophagus. All of his scans and tests so far seem to show that it is just confined to this area and isn't spreading, which is a blessing in itself. At 42 he is just a little older than I am, and when we were kids we had the typical brother/sister relationship.....we used to torment the life out of each other, but now If I could go through this for him - I would, but all I can do is offer If you could keep Richard in your thoughts and prayers I would be so grateful.

Monday 2 September 2013

Getting ready for Christmas with The Cutie Pies

Hello, to you all and a very Merry Christmas...hehehe...Im just getting some practise in, as our theme for our new cutie pie challenge is
 "Cute Christmas in September"
Anyway,  I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Sadly, I trudged back to work this morning......I've had two smashing weeks off so I wasn't impressed when the alarm went off at 6.45am! My good intentions to get some cards made and do a little more blogging, during the second week of my holidays, fell by the wayside a little and the week was spent with a couple of trips to the seaside (Tankerton, nr Whitstable in Kent is a fave of mine), a bit of garden tidying and a whole lotta back to school shopping too. Did manage to make my DT card for this challenge though.......
We are lucky enough to be sponsored by
 and one lucky winner will win a £10 gift voucher to spend in their fabulous online store p&p not included
So for my DT card, I couldn't resist this super-duper cute Riley the Moose image, and is coloured with promakers, the papers are both from Bo Bunny, the lace, card candi and button are from my stash. We really hope to see lots of you joining in again with us this time, you can click here to do so, and to also have a peep at the amazing cards our DT have been busy with!

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
a gem of a challenge - use two patterned papers
christmas at sweet stampin - winter animals
simon says stamp - anything goes
That's all for me, just for now....will catch you all later xx