Thursday, 29 July 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 57 - Lisa's Sketch/Theme

Good afternoon, have been out and about today, took the girls to a lovely park nearby, we had a wonderful walk and did a spot of bird watching. I have never seen a Goldcrest or Nuthatch before, so it was well worth a visit. We then came home, the three of us washed my car and had a water fight, lol!

Please excuse my photo for this challenge, my camera is playing up when I try to load my photos, so this was the best I can do, normal service will resume when my IT guy gets his finger out and plays with it, lol!

It is week # 57 over at Moving Along With The Times . Lisa has come up with a fab sketch and great colour scheme to use when entering our challenge, please do pop on over to the mother blog to see the other DT's gorgeous work.

Our sponsor this week is Jennie from The Artistic Stamper and she is offering £15 worth of stamps as the prize, so thank you Jennie for that.

My Card Recipe
CC Designs 'Sweet Kiki La Rue' Image
Purple Bazzill Cardstock
Papermania 'Spring Burst' Papers
Nestibility Die (Soz forgotten which one, lol!)
Scallop & Oval SU Punches
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
SU Green/Cream Ribbon
Doodlebug Large Purple Stones

Dinner awaits, well cooking it anyway! It's going to be something that jumps out of the freezer this evening. I have lots of cards to make tonight, so am hoping I will get some ME time, lol!

Thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday???

It's a super sunny day here in Sussex today, so much so, that my craft room is so bright it was hard to take any pictures this morning. If you havent joined in our weekly nose of other bloggers blogs, you must do so, it is very theraputic, lol! Pop on over the Julia @ Stamping Ground .

Yes at last I have managed to load my photos, my eldest was playing with my camera last night and had pushed a switch, anyway here is a photo of before with Georgia. Over the last week, I have managed to give my room a lick of paint, well Georgia and I did anyway. She was such a great helper, we got it painted in two days! I didnt realise just how much it needed decorating. The colour is Magnolia and it goes so well with the wooden floor and blinds. I have given you three different views of my new room, so hope you like them?

On my desk, as you can see it is relatively tidy. I am in the middle of making my DT card for MAWTT bits of that are scattered round. There is a new pile of Little Claire stamps which I have been using, making lots of samples. Sorry cannot show you the new stamps yet, they will be out to buy in the next few weeks. Post-it notes which I was going to use to make teacher gifts, I brought them Thorntons goodies instead, of which of course, I had to taste first,lol!

I showed you some lovely russian doll material last week, well I have found a large template, cut out the material and have started stitching so I have started it, lol!

On my wall are some wonderful momentoes of holidays past, I just love the mermaid and boat ones, which I picked up in Rhodes a couple of years ago.

Ok, have lots to do today, am sorting a few of my drawers, tidying some stamps and making more cards and as the weather is so lovely, the girls and I may take a picnic up the park.

Whatever you do have a wonderful day! Thanks for dropping by my blog.




Monday, 26 July 2010

Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge # 10 - 'Birthday'

Good morning, Monday's here again! I cannot believe that it is week # 10 of our challenge over at Pear Tree Designs Here is my DT card for this week using the super little image from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps , there are three of these lovely little images on offer as the prize.

We are also looking for a new Design Team member as Karen is stepping down. If you want to join us on the DT, please supply the following so that Donna can consider you.

1. Create two cards showing us your individuality.
2. Write a brief synopsis about yourself.
3. Tell us why you would like to join our Design Team.

Send all of this information to Donna @ and she will contact you.

My Card Recipe:
Teal & Turquoise Bazzill Cardstock
My Little Shoebox 'Flying High - Bird's Eye View' Paper
Papershaper Scallop Punches
Prima Hydrangea Flowers
Button & Bling from stash

Right, Georgia has had a friend to stay last night, which was great fun! We had no sleep but lots of dvd's, sweets and dancing as one of the films we watched was 'Hairspray' what a fabby film, lol!

Have a lovely day,




Friday, 23 July 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 110 - 'Anything but a Card'

Morning blogging peeps, I think I still have time to enter the Penny Black Saturday Challenge .The theme is 'Anything but a Card' and there is a fabby hedgehog stamp as the prize.
Am so late with everything this week, holidays seem to do that to me! Anyway, I have made a door hanger. It's my friend's daughter's birthday this week, so she will be receiving this, her room is yellow and pink.

My Card Recipe:

My new Penny Black stamp 'Tweet Talk'
Papermania Scallop Album Shape
Imaginisce 'Lucy Bird - Twinkle Twirls' Paper
Circle Nestie dies, two sizes
Hero Arts Sentiment
SU Flower Stamp
Jelli Dots
Papermania Buttons
Ribbon from stash
Cosmic shimmer
SU Linen Thread
Coloured in with Promarker Pens

Right, had better get on with the painting I started yesterday, last coat phew! Enjoy your day and weekend,




Thursday, 22 July 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 56 - Brenda's Sketch/Theme

Good afternoon, hope you have had a lovely day? First day of the school holidays for us and I decided to keep Georgia busy, we have spent today painting the conservatory, which doubles up as my craft room. She is one of those girlies that has to be active all of the time, which wears me out, so I think the plan has worked, she is now exhausted, lol!

I choose Magnolia to freshen the room up and we have managed to do one coat, hopefully it will be finished tommorrow. Georgia has been a real star reaching all of the little areas that I couldn't reach without putting my back out, lol! It is also giving me the opportunity to clear out some craft stuff, I just have far too much, which isn't getting used.

To my DT card for Moving Along With The Times . It is Brenda's turn this week. We want to see some 'Vintage Pastel's' on your cards/creations. The sketch is a fabby one, which I loved using.

Our sponsor this week is : Lilac Lemon Designs and there are two stamps up for grabs.

My Card Recipe:
Leanne Ellis 'True Love' Image
Khaki Bazzill Cardstock
Papermania Regency Paper Pack
Daisy Bucket 'Sentiment'
Roses from Hobbycraft, soz can't remember who by!
Vintage Lace from stash
Doodlebug Coloured Stones
Momento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad
Promarker Pens

You have until next Wednesday, 28th July 2010 @ 8pm to enter our challenge, so get to it, lol!

Am off to start the second coat of paint, have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?

Morning, Wednesday again! Firstly, I have been away on holiday, so I am really sorry if I haven't managed to get over to all of your blogs last week. Thanks for the peeps that left me comments, I will make sure I visit everyone today.

Devon was wonderful, great catching up with family, especially my nephews who I havent seen for a couple of years. The eldest of which is battling cancer and will be having his operation next week, so we especially wanted to spend time with him.

Anyway, onto my desk. Havoc is the order of the day! I have been rushing to catch up with all of my DT projects since I got back, haven't managed to do them all, but most of them anyway, lol! The usual suspects are on the desk today, there is of interest, a Bo Bunny Christmas Album that I found lerking at the bottom of my drawer, wondered where that had gone! I have so many lovely Christmas papers, will be covering it later today. I always seem to show you my started projects and never the finished results, so I promise by next week, there will be one on my desk. If you want to join in the madness that is WOYWW, pop on over to Julia's blog and leave her a comment and a link.

My favourite Hero Arts sentiments, glitter glue, Imaginisce papers (just finished using on a project, which will be uploaded this evening), oooo and I have new penpot. Its heart shaped and David handed me it at Tesco's the other day, he is such an old romantic, bless him! It was cheaper than flowers and I can keep it forever, lol!

I also wanted to share my wonderful news with you, as you know I am on the DT for Little Claire's, well Gill had a competition to come up with three cards using the forthcoming range of Christmas stamps. Well, Gill choose my cards (yippee!!!!) and they will be shown in the October issue of 'Craft's Beautiful'. I actually fell off of the chair when I opened the email, and thought I was seeing things. Thanks so much Gill, I am chuffed to bits.

Right, it is Georgia's last day in Year 5, so must get her to school on time. Have a lovely day, thanks for dropping by.




Sunday, 18 July 2010

MAWTT Challenge # 55, My Sketch/Theme

Good evening, I have just returned from a few days visiting family in Devon, ooo its lovely to get away but even nicer to be home! We have had all sorts of weather down there, but it didn't spoil the fun we had, especially this morning when the whole family (twelve of us) spent it on the beach and we all got sunburnt lol! Am slightly feeling hot this evening, but have managed to unpack the Aloe Vera so I hope the glowing stops soon, lol!

It was really lovely to catch up with David's family especially our nephew's who we havent seen for a couple of years. My nephew Alex will be undergoing a operation next week, to remove a cancerouos tumour from his arm, so we will be thinking of him and sending him big hugs.

To the challenge. It's my turn to do the honours and come up with a sketch & theme for Moving Along With The Times . The sketch is very usable and the theme is 'Animals', so we want to see them on our creations. The sketch can be flipped around.

We are pleased to announce that 'Crafty Sentiments' will be sponsoring this week and the prize is one of their new images. I have used 'Toby in a Basket' on my card and have coloured him in just like Georgia's rabbit Toby.

My Card Recipe:

SU Razzleberry Cardstock
SU Papers and Sentiment
Papershapers Flower Punches
MS Butterfly Punch
Large and small Purple stones from Doodlebug
Coloured in with Promarkers

Had better go and get some of our washing done, have three or four baskets to do.

Have a lovely evening!




Wednesday, 14 July 2010

WOYWW # 58

Good morning, welcome to WOYWW, if you want to join our little club, pop a photo of your workplace on your desk, detailing what you are making and what stash you have and link it to the lovely Julia @ Stamping Ground .

On my desk this week, are lots of bits and bobs again. Am in the middle of doing some DT cards which can't be shown until September, I have been sent lots and lots of lovely stamps to play with, what a luck girly I am!

Firstly, left to right, a brand new Papermania 'Summerbloom' paper kit, my every growing supply of Promarkers, my mobile, inkpads, punches, new dandelion mug from Next, post-it notes ready to make pressies for teachers. New Penny Black Slapstick stamped image ready to colour in. Russian Doll wooden album from Kaisercraft ready to cover and usual suspects, glue, tape, scissors and glasses.

Below is yet another draw I am sharing with you. This one holds my Elzybells, Forever Friends and Imaginisce stamps in. They have been rather unused recently, so I must delve in and see what I can find to play with.

Better get Georgia & Jess's lunches ready and get them off to school. Have a lovely day, more crafting for me, have some deadlines to meet on some commissions I am doing.

Thanks for popping over to see my WOYWW, be over to your soon to have a nose, lol!




Monday, 12 July 2010

Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge # 8 'Glitter & Sparkles'

Good morning, funny old day here, weather keeps changing, from sprinkly rain to full sunshine, go figure!

Here is my Design Team card for Pear Tree Designs . Another week has flown by, can hardly believe that we are on Challenge # 8 already. The theme this week is 'Glitter & Sparkles'.
We are being sponsored this week by :

They are offering some crafty bits as their prize. I do hope you can join in the fun, and I can then pop on over to see what you have made.

My Card Recipe:

Penny Black 'Mimi - Sweet Thing' Image
Pink Bazzill Cardstock
Blossom Nestibility Die Set
Kay & Co. 'Sweet Talk - Sweet Treats' Paper
Craftwork Cards Sentiment
Papermania Pink Bow
Pearls & Pink stones from stash
Coloured in with Promarkers
I have decoupaged the cup cake and have glittered it with Cosmic Shimmer

Am spending the day trying to clear my ironing mountain, I think there must be 30 shirts to be done, I should start charging £1 a shirt like my neighbour does, lol! Think of all of the craft stuff I could buy if I did, lol!

Enjoy your afternoon!




Saturday, 10 July 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 53 - Hazel's Sketch

Good evening, hope you are all managing to keep cool, unfortunately I am not and the heat has been making me feel quite poorly this week, sorry for being such a bad blogger and if I haven't managed to pop on over to your blogs recently, I will be doing so this evening.

Here is my very late DT card for Moving Along With The Times . This week it is the turn of my mate Hazel to do the sketch and we are being sponsored by :

I have used the image 'Butterfly Love' and Stitchy Bear Stamps, are offering some images for the prize, so if your not too hot and standing by the fan like me, lol! get making those cards/ creations!

My Card Recipe:
Purple Bazzill Bling Cardstock
Hanbury Papers
Bazzill Large Purple Flowers
MS Butterfly Punch
Doodlebug Purple Stones
Button from Stash

Enjoy the rest of your evening, I am off to try to get cool and the girlies and I are having a film night tonight.




Wednesday, 7 July 2010

WOYWW # 57

Morning peeps, another Wednesday has come along, it's time to share where you create, pop on over to Julia @ Stamping Ground and join in the fun. Julia is mentioned in the August edition of 'Craft Stamper', that's how much this little club is growing!

On my desk this week, well lots of bits and peices to share. A lovely lady called Rosemary gave me this wonderful Russian Doll fabric a while ago, and I have pondered what to do with it. Well my lovely friend Clare has kind of got me into sewing again, so I have decided I am going to make a Russian Doll cushion, when I can find a template. I am going to photocopy the one I have and enlarge it, so watch this space!

There are some beautiful 'Henbury' papers and stamps from Do Crafts, they were half price at Hobbycraft, so they came homee with me yesterday, lol! There are some Christmas cards that I made at a SU clas and yes your eyes arn't decieving you, my Promarker box has grown in size and content, lol! Oh and nearly forgot, I have been trying to make some more Christmas cards using my little Penny Black cat stamp, isn't it the cutest!

On to my little man, Carrie. Thanks for ALL of your lovely comments and wishes, he is much better but still not 100%. Please keep your fingers crossed that he pulls through for me, thanks.

I have a very busy day ahead of me, have a lovely day yourself, thanks for any comments left, they are so valued!

Big hugs



Monday, 5 July 2010

Craft Your Passion Challenge # 13

Here is my second card of the day, I have been wanting to enter this challenge, Craft Your Passion Challenge for a while now, the theme for this week is 'Stitching', faux or real. I have sewn blanket stitch on the top and bottom, also the sides of my card using Linen Thread. Thanks to the lovely Shell for the RAK, I love this LOTV image, one of the sweetest I have seen. Oh I do love my easel from the lovely Julia, isn't it fabby!

My Card Recipe:

LOTV Stamped Image
Orange & Khaki Bazzill Cardstock
Crate 'Little Sprout Collection' Papers
Prima Hydrangea Flowers
Gold Jelli Dots
SU Oval Punch
Craftwork Card Sentiment
Cosmic Shimmer on Flowers
Coloured in with Promarkers
Button and Linen Thread from Stash

Am off to catch up with Eastenders, Corrie and the rest of my soaps, enjoy your evening!




Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge # 7 'Animals'

Good morning, hope you have had lovely weekends and are fully refreshed for what Monday brings? The family and I had a fantastic day at the beach on Saturday, we found a deserted sandy beach and camped out there for the day! We all went for a swim, had a lovely picnic and Georgia made loads of 'Portals of Doom', (sandcastles with moats, lol!) I got quite sunburnt even though I slapped Factor 40+ on! There was a lovely breeze which at one point, swept our parasol away over the rocks and it was very funny watching poor David clambering over them to retrieve it, lol! Yes, I know I am wicked!!!

Here is my DT card for Pear Tree Designs with this week's theme being 'Animals'. We are being sponsored this week by, 'The Character Cafe' and they are giving away some images for the winner of the challenge.

I am also entering my little card in the following challenges :

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 108 - Red, White & Blue.
Penny Black At Allsorts # 1 - 'A Burst Of Summer Colour'

My Card Recipe :

Penny Black 'Poppy Fields' Stamp
Blue Bazzill Cardstock
SU Papers
Nestibility Die
Woodware Frond Punch
SU 'For You' Sentiment
Prima Flowers
Blue button & Linen Thread from Stash
Coloured in with Promakers

Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by.




Thursday, 1 July 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge # 53 & My Exciting News!

Hello fellow bloggers, sorry I am late posting this, haven't felt too well today. The heat here is becoming unbearable and I cannot sleep, I know I shouldn't moan about the good weather, but a breeze is needed to cool us all down! Thanks for all of your lovely comments regarding our beloved Guinea Pig, Carrie. He is much better today and has left sick-bay and is back in his hutch.

Anyway, it is the farewell sketch from our DT Clare (Threadbare), over at Moving Along With The Times . She is leaving the DT but will still be joining in our challenge, as a Guest Design, once a month. Good luck Clare, sending you big hugs!

I also have some lovely news to share, I have been asked to be on the Design Team for Little Claire's and am so excited!!!! I have been a lover of their little stamps for a while now and have used this little image of theirs - BH001 Kitty & Flowers. Thanks so much to Gill for asking me, I am really looking forward to being part of your team and working with these lovely images.

My Card Recipe :

Kitty & Flowers Image
Brown, Orange & Green Bazzill Cardstock
Papermania 'Hampstead' Scrummy Papers
Circle & Scallop Nestibility Dies
SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon & Circle Thank You Sentiment
Kaisercraft Pearls
Promarkers - Vanilla, Sandstone, Dusky Pink, Pear Green, Coral & Ice Grey 2

It's Jess's parents evening tonight, she got a glowing report so hopefully all will go well at the school!
Have a lovely cool evening!