Thursday, 30 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday, Challenge # 35 - Cheers!

Great choice of theme on this weeks challenge, Cute Card Thursday everyone who knows me knows that I love my cappachino's and I have just brought this stamp, so it has come in very handy! Second card this evening, have used Elzybells stamps, my new 'Whisper' pens, some Bazzill 'Swiss Dot' card in two colours and some ribbon and a large spotty brad from my stash. Am sooooo cold, making these has warmed me up, am off to have some cheesy toast and some warm milk, yummy! Hope you likey? xxxx

Lili Of The Valley, Challenge # 6 - Christmas

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge at LOTV thursdaychallenge , I have used a lovely LOTV fairy, a Cuttlebug Snowflake and other bits and pieces from stash. Finished off with a QK Cookie Cutter saying and a bling. xxx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Rainy Day Card

Today, I decided to make a card which was fitting to our lovely weather. Any excuse to use this lovely Rachelle Anne Miller 'Rainy Days' stamp. I have used another black scallop card, some lovely black/white flowery paper, some black tulle and a large plastic flower. I have coloured the image in using my watercolour pencils and have added some glitter which has unfortunately, not shown up too well on camera. Hope you likey! xxxx

Monday, 27 October 2008

Papertake Weekly, Dawny's Sketch # 1

Wonderful first sketch from Dawn at Papertake Weekly . I love this sketch, great layout. I decided to use a sweet Penny Black cat stamp, which hasn't been out of its box for a while. I have used a black scallop card, some great flowery 'Imaginisce' paper, pink/back ribbon, black small stones, some furry brads with some small paper flowers and a Dymo tape saying. xxx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Magnolia Fest!

I am so lucky to have got my hands on some of the new Christmas 2008, 'Magnolia's'. I have used the new 'Tilda in Overall', Sledge, North Pole and 'Loving Christmas Wishes' stamps, on my card. They are now available to order from I have used Versamark ink pads, Daisy Bucket papers, Bazzill 'Swiss Dot' Cardstock (yet again, I loves it!) and some sheer ribbon and beautiful snowflakes. I have also used a new snowflake punch, also from CUL. Hurry over to CraftsULove on the link to get your Tilda's, you need to be quick before they all sell out, pre-orders are also being taken. Hope you likey, thanks for looking xxxx

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Secret Crafter - Saturday Challenge, Donna's Sketch

A wonderful sketch from thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge by Donna for this weeks challenge. I decided to go mad with snowflakes this evening, coloured in with water pencils. Have used some new Bazzill, 'Wassail', 'Snow Dust' paper, some 'Snow Dots' card in two scrummy colours and a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp, 'Skating'. Added a snowflake felt border and a snowflake embellishment and a brad with bling. xxx

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sunday Opening at CUL

Crafts U Love in Charlwood, Surrey are opening this Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Pop over and get all of your Christmas crafting goodies. See you there xxxx

Friday Sketchers - Sketch # 25 by Claudia Rose

Great challenge, my first for Friday Sketchers - Sketch #25 . I decided to use this super paper kit 'Be Merry' from 'My Mind's Eye' , that I brought from , for this challenge. Beautiful papers and cut-out shapes. I added some 'Bazzill' 'Swiss Dot' card, some 'Queen & Co.' pearls and a splash of glitter glue to give a bit of bling. Thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 33 - The Stars at Night

Here is my offering for the challenge this week. You can go quickly to view the wonderful DT entries via the toolbar on this blog. I decided on an acetate card and have used a lovely new 'Ladybug' stamp, great papers, some star punches, a large green button, green and red stones and my ever faithful 'Hero Arts' Christmas sayings, thanks for looking xxxx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Super Blog Candy!!!

Hop over to dear Jenne's blog LilolMe1967 as she is generously giving away a piece of her very own design in needlecraft, to celebrate her one year blogaversary, Happy Blogoversary Jenne! xx

Monday, 20 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Frightful but Delightful!

Here is this weeks entry to Papertake Weekly Challenge , great challenge titled 'Frightful but Delightful. My second Halloween card of the week. My stamp is a Penny Black one, Doodlebug papers and card. Black flower and orange large brad from Bazzill, and spider from stash. This little mouse is delightful but not so frightful!! Hope you like it ... Crafts U Love in Charlwood, Surrey are having an ex-demo sale at the shop tommorrow evening, so come along between 18.30hrs - 21.00hrs and snap up your bargains, its going to be busy, so get there early, see you there! xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Sketch Saturday, Challenge # 21 - Bat Cat!

Another great challenge set by Sketch Saturday , I love, love, love this cutey cat stamp from PB. A cat with battitude! Used some Bo Bunny Halloween papers, orange Bazzill card, black felt ric-rac and some bats and spiders from stash. Thanks for looking xxxx

Saturday, 18 October 2008

The Secret Crafter, Challenge # 3

This weeks challenge is Snowflakes with blue and white tones. I have used all Doodlebug bits from stash. Some lovely snowy papers, card and white sugar coated cardstock. My fav Cuttlebug Snowflake die and some jewels. Quickutz flower and circle Cookie Cutters and Scallop with a Hero Arts message stamp. I am really pleased with this card, love all the sparkle, really christmassy xxxx
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Friday, 17 October 2008

Free postage at Crafts U Love

Forgot to mention, hurry over to and grab your bargains this weekend, with FREE POSTAGE before the end of Monday 20th October.

High School Musical was great!!

No cards/scrapping today, went to see 'High School Musical' with my daughter and her friend and had a great time. What a show! It was fantastic, I am a big lover of the theatre anyway, but they sang/danced and interacted with the audience big time. They were last minute tickets and we had just the best seats. Have kept the tickets and streamers and will be doing a HSM layout for Georgia to remember such a great evening. Glad to have Amy back from her college trip to France and 'The Somme'. On another note, RIP Lilo Jones - nineteen years ago today, I lost my dear Mum to breast cancer, missing you Mum wherever you are xxxx

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Lily of the Valley, Challenge # 4, 3-2-1

Great challenge over on Lily of the Valley , this week we have to incorporate, three papers, two ribbons and one button or brad. Had great fun with this one, and I got to add a cat, great stuff! Thanks for looking xxx

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 32 - Autumn

Great challenge this week over at 'Cute Card Thursday, go look at their designs by clicking on the tool bar opposite. Myy favourite season Autumn, so had no problem using some glorious colours and my great owl stamp from Hero Arts. Coloured in with Versamark ink pads and finished it off with some Papermania leaves xxx

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Elzybells Challenge # 4

Here is my entry to Elzybells Challenge # 4 , a great challenge using 1 inch squares on your card. I have used a scalloped card and more of the lovely Sandylion papers, the gorgeous 'Snowball Girlie' and 'Snowflake' from Elzybells, some burgundy Bazzill cardstock, small 'Woodware' Snowflake punch and some Versamark ink pads for colouring. Love these colours together, thanks for looking xxxx

Monday, 13 October 2008

Papertake Challenge #13

Here is my interpretation on a wonderful sketch by Katharina, for this weeks challenge. Have used some beautiful papers from Sandylion, Ladybug 'Snowman' stamp, some aqua pearl brads, Versamark chalk ink pads and 'Imaginisece', 'Merry Christmas' sentiment.
Here is the link to the Challenge

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Quickutz Blog - Challenge #2

Here is my entry to the Quickutz Blog Challenge #2. I have used a great picture of Jessie and Georgia playing in the snow this year .. Products used : QK Cookie Cutter Christmas shapes, Bazzill Dotted Swiss and Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock,'Momenta - Kaleidoscope Flakes' paper and some small sparkly stones .. The QK Challenge Blog holds a new challenge every month, the theme this month is 'Christmas'. So hurry over to the blog, and enter your card/scrap page and you could win a super QK England Die Set, worth £24.99. Good luck xxx

Friday, 10 October 2008

Penguin & Snowflakes

I love this little Elzybells stamp, he is so cute! I used 'Scribble Scrabble', 'Susie Snowflake' papers, Doodlebug sugar coated card, red Bazzill and lots of buttons. My favourite Hero Arts 'Cheers' stamps and nearly forgot, the 'Cuttlebug' Snowflake ...... xx

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please pass this cute penguin on to anyone you know, thanks xxx

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Forever Friends Christmas

I brought this lovely stamp today, just love the snowman and the holly papers. Have used some lovely American Craft ribbon, flowers and a squiggle punch. I finished off with some Hero Arts stones. Hope you like it? xxxx

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #20

Here is my entry to this weeks 'Spoonful of Sugar Challenge # 20. I have used 'Christmas Party' Twinkle, Twinkle' paper, pink dot Doodlebug, Fiskers 'Threading Water' punch, some pink stones and the lovely Elzybells 'Angel' stamp. Very sparkly! xxx

Monday, 6 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday, Challenge #17, Sketch #13

Here is my offering for the Penny Black Challenge, Sketch #13. Have used 'Ladybug' papers and some Americal Craft ribbon. Flowers and brads from stash and my fav Hero Arts 'Good Cheer' stamps ....

***Blog Candy Winner***

Thanks so much to all of you for taking part, all names went into a hat and my daughter Jessie pulled out the lucky name.

The winner is *** JANIE ***. Well done, soz I only had one set to give away. Janie, please can you email me with your address and I will post them to you.

Thanks again to everyone that took part and for their lovely comments. xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Sunshine Hedge Card

I wanted to make a little card today using this sweet Penny Black stamp 'Sunshine Hedge'. Daisy Bucket paper, brown Bazzill, flowers and ribbon from except the stamp. Hope you like it? xxx

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Poor Scanning of my lovely card!

Just wanted to apologise for the poor quality of the scanning of my lovely Elzybells card below. I blame my IT Department (hubby David), he refuses to let me use our camera. Thank you for all of your lovely comments and for following my blog. Glad you are liking my blog candy, I know that it is rather generous but I just wanted to give the 'Scallops' to a loving home, as I have been given two sets. Will put all names in a hat and will draw a winner on Monday 6th. Good luck and have a great weekend xxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 3 October 2008

Christmas card for Georgia

This lovely stamp from Elzybells reminds me of my youngest daughter Georgia, on Christmas morning waiting expectantly for snow to fall. Covered the image with lots of Glamour Dust and white Bazzill pom-poms, which are a pain to try to scan flat but did play ball in the end (excuse the pun!) .... xxx

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Blog Candy

I have some blog candy to give away to anyone that leaves me a comment or becomes a follower of my blog from today until Monday, 6th October. I have a set of 'Spellbinders, Nestabilities', Large Scallops to give away. I brought myself a set and then a good friend got me a set as a birthday pressie. Good luck and thankies for the comments xxx

Elzybells Sketch Challenge III

Yippee!!! I have completed my first sketch challenge using the cute Cat Angel stamp, Bo Bunny papers and some dusky pink cardstock, green velvet and white felt ric-rac and a lovely furry snowflake to finish xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My Special Album

I wanted to share some of the pages of a special album that I started some time ago. I lost my dear Mum many years ago and have found it quite hard to complete. I am however, very pleased with the pages that I have done and am determined to finish it very soon. I decided on a lilac theme, 6'' x 6'' was the perfect size. I have used some purple Bazzill Bling, some beautiful lilac vellums that I had in my ever growing stash of papers, loads of ribbon, flowers and buttons and my bind-it all machine. Hope you like it xxx