Sunday, 31 October 2010

Little Claire November Club Stamp - It's A Cracker!!!

Good evening, I have a couple of my samples to show you today using the FABULOUS new stamp 'A little bird told me' from Little Claire which is available to buy from today. It is the November Club stamp and not only can it be used as a birthday image but a great Christmas card too. I have to say that this image is my favourite out of all of them, and I do have rather a lot of their stamps, lol!

I have made a fridge magnet/tag as above, using a Little Claire Scallop Dies, Blue Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, MS Artic Snowflake Punch, White Card Candy and coloured in with Promarkers and covered in Cosmic Shimmer. The ribbon is from a beautiful set of dotty ones from QVC.

The card above was made using the Scallp Amazing Frames from Little Claires, Red Bazzill Cardstock, Imaginisce Striped Candy Paper, Petaloo Flowers, Kaisercraft Green Stones. Again, coloured in with Promarkers and covered with Cosmic Shimmer.

Girls went back to school today, I missed them but am so glad for some time to myself.

Have a lovely evening!




HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Halloween blogging peeps! Here are a couple of photos just taken of Georgia and her best friend Karolina, they are off to a party and trick-or-treating! Georgia is the corpse bridge & Karolina a witch, they did look scary!
Off to sort out the candy for our visitors later.

Have a fun packed evening,




Friday, 29 October 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 40 'Bling It On'

Good afternoon, Totally Papercrafts Challenge have the theme of 'Bling It On' this week. We want to see lots of it on your cards/scrap pages/creations.
We are being sponsored by :

who are giving away this gorgeous House Mouse stamp :

My Card Recipe :

LOTV Angel Image, Green & Light Green Swiss Dot Bazzill Cardstock, Imaginsce Snowflake Paper, MS Aspen & Artic Snowflake Punches, Paula Pascaul sentiment stamps, Kaisercraft Green Stones. Coloured in with Promarkers.

Have been shopping for Halloween today, got Georgia a lovely outfit for her friend's Halloween party, lots of sweets and ghoulish things to decorate the house on Sunday and then did a bit of retail therepy for myself, doesn't happen very often, and am now feeling very spoilt!

Have a lovely weekend dear bloggers and enjoy Halloween!




Thursday, 28 October 2010

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 70 'A Child's Card'

Good evening, another challenge over at Moving Along With The Times , number 70 already! This week, we want to see a card for a child, you may enter three different cards, but please don't back link them.

Our sponsor this week is :

You can pop on over to their blog via La La Land Crafts . They are offering THREE digi images as the prize, so hurry up and get making your card! You have until Wednesday, 3rd November @ 8pm to enter via the link on the main blog.

To my card, I have used 'Santa Marci' image, she is very cute. I have covered her with Cosmic Shimmer. I have used Papermania papers, Pink Bazzill Cardstock, MS Aspen & Arctic snowflake punches, Card Candy, green check ribbon & bow from Papermania and a Paula Pascual sentiment.

Am off to carve our pumpkin, Georgia has drawn a really good face on it, so will have to take loads of photos.

Have a lovely evening!




Tuesday, 26 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday???

Good morning, its Wednesday again! Time for all of you keen crafters to flash your stash, lol! Julia @ Stamping Ground started this craze and numbers are increasing weekly. I managed fifty blogs last week, then my pc froze, thanks as always to all of you lovely peeps that leave me messages, I love receiving them!

To my desk, well not alot happening I must admit. Having the girls home on half term always puts my MOJO on the back burner and CoCo is a little pickle, into everything, so cardmaking has just hasn't happened. My MOJO had better come from somewhere, as on my desk today are, Halloween stamps, I have to do a card using one of these, (please leave a comment telling me which one I should use, I just can't choose, thanks), Lili of the Valley stamps, my tote, papers and embellies. Oh and a little cat called CoCo!, she just loves my craft room lots of play with! I actually ran out of glue this week, can you believe it? I am normally so organised and have two of everything, but then remembered that Georgia has been making this huge Greek temple for a class project, and yep she has used all of it. Only double sided tape left, had to go out and get supplies today, wow glue is expensive!

We had a sleepover last night, well should be no-sleepover, so when I have typed this, I am off back to bed while they are all sleeping, to catch up on mine lol! It was great fun though, sweets, 'St Trinian's' DVD and facepacks lol!

Have a great day, looking forward to seeing all of your desks,




Sunday, 24 October 2010

Scallops, Circles & Pink Elephants!

Good afternoon, the sun is shining here even if it is freezing lol! Am having a really lovely lazy day today, have a busy rest of the week ahead, outings with the girls etc., so am making the most of the rest.
Here are some cards I made recently at my demo at Biggin Hill. All stamps and dies are available from Little Claires . I so love working with these, they stamp up so well and are so reasonably priced, go check their website out. Postage is only a £1 on small items, £2 on larger packages.

I have coloured in with Promarkers and have added Cosmic Shimmer and MS Snowflakes.
We are off down the park to get some excercise and to enjoy the sunshine,




Friday, 22 October 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 39 - 'Stick A Number On It!'

Hello, thank Crunchie it's Friday!! Half term again here, lots of lovely lie-in's next week, cannot wait! Well, the girlies will lie in but Molly will be bashing me on the nose at 6am each day, wanting her breakfast, lol! Thanks for all of your lovely comments regarding CoCo, she is doing really well thanks. It's so lovely to know that there are so many cat lovers in blogland. She is off to the vets next week for her first lot of injections and she is starting to put weight on, so all is good. She absolutely loves my feet and enjoys chewing my toes, I know, cheesey feet! But she is into sleeping on my feet, so think that is rather sweet, if not a little painful, lol!

Anyway to the challenge, it's the turn of the lovely Joey to host our challenge this week over at Totally Papercrafts . As you can see from the title, we want to see numbers of some sorts on your creations. Please can you make sure you get rid of your word verification when you enter via Mr Linky, thanks.

Our sponsors are :

and they are offering :

To my card, I have used a wonderful little die that my friend Allie gave me for my birthday, it just happen's to be from Little Claire's, which as you know I love anything from them. I found some large numbers in my box and have cut around it, embossed with a CB folder and have added some Bazzill Cardstock in lilac & pink. Some fabulous Craft Creations purple patterned paper and some bling from stash. The sentiment is from a fabulous set by the lovely Paula Pascaul.

Georgia is off to tea with her best friend today, so no school run for me for over a week, am going to enjoy the peace this afternoon, CoCo permitting and make some cards.

Enjoy your afternoon, thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, 21 October 2010

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 'Promarkers'

Happy Thursday to you! It's challenge time again over at Moving Along With The Times , this week the lovely Lisa wants to see the use of 'Promarkers' on your creations.

Our sponsors Letraset are giving the winner of this challenge , WOWEE!! what a wonderful prize, Christmas has come early for one of you lovely bloggers! The prize is absolutely fabulous and unfortunately for the Design Team, we cannot enter, lol! When you enter the challenge, you must mention that Letraset are sponsoring us this week, if you don't, will not be able to take your entry.

Anyway, please use Mr Linky on the main blog, so that we can stop by and see what you have made. You have until next Wednesday, 27th October 2010 at 8pm, when the winner and top three will be chosen.

My Card Recipe :

As you can see, I am loving making scallop shaped cards, these Little Claire Amazing Frame dies are just wonderful! They are so much larger than Nesties and so useable.

Red Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, White Bazzill, Doodlebug Red/White Dot Paper, Little Claire 'Mr Darcy's Christmas Post Image, MS Aspen Snowflake, Craftwork Cards Sentiment, SU Oval & Scallop Oval punches. Silver ribbon & silver card candy from stash. Coloured in with Promarkers and blinged up with Cosmic Shimmer.

Enjoy yourself, am off to play with my little kitty! Forgot to mention that Little Claire's are have a die sale which ends tommorrow evening, pop on over via the link to grab yourself a bargain or three!




Tuesday, 19 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk # 72

Good morning all of you WOYWW's, to join in the fun each week, pop on over to Julia @ Stamping Ground , so nearly made it to all of you last week, the numbers are growing so fast, you need a couple of days of just commenting, lol!

On my desk today are a few bits & bobs - Papermania 'Family' & 'Home' chipboard albums, dotty ribbons, MS circle & snowflake punches, Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment stamps, QK Christmas Embossing folder, Christmas Tree (brought for me by my friend Marie, thanks hun), LOTV stamps in box, spare paper from a DT card, D & D Halloween decoupage set, brought for 99p, bargain! and lastly a gift album I started making last year (yes Karen, I will finish it, lol), just needs some ribbon & bling.

My craft room is a total mess since our new arrival little CoCo came into our lives. She has lots of fun chasing bits of paper around, she has pulled out all of my ribbons from one of the draws and my large stamp box was emptied last night all over the floor, had to laugh and it needed tidying up anyway, lol! There is a cute little photo of her below.

These wonderful albums are some 'blog candy' that I won from the lovely Clare Curd, I won two lots of candy, wow as a person who never wins anything ever, it was a lovely surprise to win twice, lol! Thanks Clare, I will be putting them to good use, have lots of wonderful photos to fill them with.

Well, here she is, isn't she a cutie?? She has just finished reading the latest Crafts Beautiful, that's my girl! How could someone just dump her on the side of the road?? If ever I caught up with them, well they wouldn't eat for a week! Am not a violent person normally, but would have to make an exception this time. We have done all the necessary things, put posters up, knocked on doors, called the Cats Protection and Lost Cats Register, no one has come forward, so we are keeping her! She is such a good girl, our Molly is warming to her so all is good. Thanks for all of your lovely comments and advice, not had a kitten for twenty odd years, so its just like having another baby, hard work but great fun!

Have lots of demo cards to make today, so had better do the school run and get on with them, enjoy your day!



Friday, 15 October 2010

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 38 - 'Autumn'

Happy Friday to you! I am really chuffed to say Here is my first Design Team card for Totally Papercrafts . A big thank you to the lovely Design Team who asked me to join their team.
My teamie, the lovely Sue is hosting the challeng this week and our theme is 'Autumn'. I haven't used my Magnolia's in months, so it was lovely to get them out and give them an airing.
Our sponsor this week is : Sew Many Cards

They are kindly offering FIVE digi images as the prize.

My Card Recipe :
Magnolia's - Tilda with Sunflower, Tag, Owl, Pumpkin, Leaf Background & Leaves
SU Brown Cardstock
Crate Paper
Linen Thread
Coloured in with Promarkers

The little kitty is making herself very at home here, I have asked around locally and have put some posters up, so am hoping her owner comes to claim her, well I am not really, but have to at least try to find who she belongs to. She is such a good girl, no trouble at all. Molly and her have had a few exchanges but nothing major, I think she will love living with us. Georgia was nearly late for school today as I couldn't drag her away and Amy missed her bus for work, lol!

Am off demoing this weekend, so had better get finishing my samples. Have a lovely weekend!



Thursday, 14 October 2010

MAWTT Weekly Challenge ' 68 'Halloween'

Good evening, firstly please excuse my photo, got a bit of glare on my image. Anyway, a quick post from me tonight, the reason being I found a little lost kitten today on the main road near to my house, I knocked on a few doors and no one knew anything about her, so she came home with me, until we can establish who the owner is. As you can imagine, my girls won't leave her alone and even David has joined in playing with her. At the moment, she is curled up on his lap fast asleep, lol! She is a real cutie and it will be hard to let her go home, but at least I will try to find her owner. We have called her 'CoCo' as she is brown and rather lady-like lol!

Anyway, here is my DT creation for this week's theme of 'Halloween' over at MAWTT . The lovely Brenda is hosting and we are lucky enough to be sponsored this week by :

I have made a 'Halloween Invitation', Georgia may be having a party here (god help me!!!) so I played with these great images that Sarah gave us. Do pop on over to the main blog via the link to see all of the other DT makes, they are all so different. As always, you have until next Wednesday 20th October at 8pm to enter.

I used a Little Claire Pointy Frame Die shape, Black Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock, buttons, papers & images all Sarah Hurley. I added Kaisercraft stones and typed up the invite.

Am off to play with the little kitty and introduce her to our Molly, am sure it won't go well, fingers crossed!




Tuesday, 12 October 2010

WOYWW # 71

Good morning, welcome to my What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Julia created this wonderful pastime each week, where we exchange comments on each other's workdesks and creations, its a lot of fun!

Not a lot has changed this week on my craft room desk, I have had to move to the dining room as have been busy making up lots of samples for forthcoming demos and DT committments, also trying to tidy my craft room as it is becoming a real mess again, so not a lot of things have moved from last week. I have got lots done this week, so the mojo is firmly in place, thank goodness! I have treated myself (naughty me, lol!) to some new MS snowflake punches, papers and some tools that needed replacing. There are all sorts on my desk to tell you about, in fact, too many to mention them all, so I will leave it to you to have a nosy, lol!

I am really loving my Little Claire 'Pointy Frames', just cant put them down, as you have probably noticed if you visit my blog alot. They are so versitile for all types of crafting. New flowers and ribbons too jumped into my basket at a local craft shop, it just had to be done, lol! Am waiting for some more lovely crafty bits to pop through my letterbox today, some LOTV stamps, papers and card are on their way to be played with.

Haven't done alot with my ongoing project, Jess' canvas. Have come to somewhat of a brick wall, I get that alot with large projects. I tend to leave them for a week or so and then go back and finish them, it seems to work for me. Do you do this too or is it just my mojo madness?

Georgia is wanting me to make her toast, must fly! Enjoy your WOYWW day, thanks for stopping by and any comments left are greatly appreciated!




Monday, 11 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 21 'Autumn'

Hello from a blustery sunny Sussex. It's challenge time over at Pear Tree Designs , the theme this week is 'Autumn', my favourite time of the year. I love living where I do, we have a large lush green covered in trees outside of my house, and it is so pretty when the leaves change colour and start to drop. There is a cute little squirrel family that spend the day hopping around, I spend far too much of my time watching them!

Anyway, our sponsor this week is 'One Stop Cards' who are offering a prize, contents to be announced. Do pop on over to the main blog, where you can see all of the DT cards. We are saying goodbye to the lovely Brenda, who has been our guest designer and hello to two new permanent DT's - Alysha & Karla - Welcome to the team!

My Card Recipe :

Brown SU Cardstock
Orange Bazzill Cardstock
CC Designs 'Nora on a Swing' Image
Raffia Ribbon
Prima Hydrangeas
Magnolia 'Autumn Wishes' Sentiment
SU Linen Thread
Papermania Square Stones
Buttons from stash

Have had a busy morning, shopping, housework and chatting to a dear friend. Have loads of samples to make up for some forthcoming demos I am doing, so had better get off of here and get them made, lol!

Enjoy your afternoon, long may the lovely sunshine last!




Saturday, 9 October 2010

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 70 - 'Anything But A Card'

Good morning, am so hoping that you can't catch my germies, I have a streaming cold which my lovely daughter brought home from school and has shared with me, lol! In between blowing my nose and wiping my eyes, I am typing this, lol!

Here is my DT creation slightly late as have had trouble loading it on the pc. My hubs is as we speak off to PC World to get me some more RAM so that the pc will actually work more efficiently.

Anyway over at Moving Along With The Times I am hosting the challenge this week and our theme is 'Anything But A Card', so get your thinking caps on and get creating lol! My lovely DT colleagues have made some beautiful things, all so different so do pop on over to the main blog to take a look, you won't be dissapointed!

Our sponsor is and they are very kindly offering digi images as the prize, how generous!

I have made a Christmas Tag using one of their images. I have coloured in with Promarkers. Bazzill Snowflake Embossed Cardstock, Imaginisce Paper, Little Claire Scallop & Circle Dies, American Craft Ribbon, MS Large Snowflakes, Craftwork Cards Sentiment and Kaisercraft Stones.

You have until Wednesday 13th October @ 8pm to enter our challenge, am looking forward to popping on over to see your entries.

Have lots of DT projects to get on with today, am definately not doing any housework, have done enough of that for one week, the girls are all home so the house will be so untidy come Monday. Also I am having a new fridge/freezer delivered tommorrow, so have to somehow defrost the freezer and clear out ready to give to a friend. Better get off of here and get on with it.

Have a super Saturday,
big hugs



Friday, 8 October 2010

My New DT Post

Good evening, I am so excited I just had to share my news. I have been asked by the lovely ladies over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge to join their DT Team. I often join in their challenges, so I am chuffed to bits to be working with these uber talented ladies.

Thanks so much for making me a part of your team.

Am off to add my badge to my blog, have a super evening!

big hugs



Tuesday, 5 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Week # 70

Morning WOYWW peeps! Wednesday has come round quickly again. If you want to join in the fun, pop on over to the lovely Julia @ Stamping Ground and show us your workdesks.

Lots of craft stuff on my desk today and I am finding it really hard to keep it tidy, it's just not happening! I am still trying to finish my canvas and as you can see, haven't managed to get much done. I have also been busy doing samples for forthcoming demos and DT cards. On my desk today are Promarkers, Little Claire stamps, Card Candy, Papermania calenders and notelets and some new stamps I purchased recently, Paula Pascal ones are fabarooney! A QK Rev Alphabet, that I forgot I had, hasn't been used in over a year, yes I officially do have far too much craft stuff, lol!

Here is also a lovely picture taken last night of Molly and David, she is definately his cat, she loves him to bits as you can see, how lovely to capture it on film.

Right, have to fly, am off out to have my hair cut then shopping with my eldest, hope you have a super day and thanks for stopping by. I managed over a hundred blogs last week, which was a first for me, hope to do the same later today.




Monday, 4 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge # 20 - 'Good Luck'

Good afternoon, Monday again! Having had such a busy weekend, am really glad for the peace and quiet here today, lol! Anyway, here is my DT card for Pear Tree Designs , where this week the theme is 'Good Luck', which we want to see somewhere on your creations.

The Character Cafe are kindly sponsoring the challenge this week and are giving away a $10 gift certificate.

I really loved using these colours together and have entered my card into the following challenge :

Ellephantastic Challenge

where you need to make a creation using the colours 'Orange & Black'. I am not quite ready to make Halloween cards yet, so I thought I would use some of my unused purchases from Stamping Up. This little set was in their sale and I really love it!

Anyway to my card recipe : 'Bird on a Branch' stamp set from Stamping Up, Black Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye 'Lush' papers, Large Scallop & Circle and small Pointy Frame dies from Little Claire's. Orange Bazzill 'Just the Edge' strips, SU Ribbon, Card Candy & 'Good Luck' sentiment from the lovely Paula Pascal range.

Do whizz on over to see the other lovely DT cards and if you can enter our challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Am off to do some more work on my canvas, have a lovely afternoon!



Saturday, 2 October 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!

Good afternoon, I hope wherever you are, you have stopped doing the ironing, feeding the kids, cleaning the loo and are making a card, lol? Well, the weather here has been so pants today, thats how I am spending my afternoon. I was dragged around the shops this morning by Jessie with a large wad of money burning a hole in her purse. After several girly shops, I managed to get my own back and went into a craft shop where money did exchange hands, lol!

Anyway, I am rather pleased with my little card above. I brought this beautiful image from the LOTV stand at Alexandra Palace last weekend, she is called 'Christmas Magic' . Three others, came home with me too, they are such fabulous images to play with.

I am going to enter my card into the following challenges :-

CES Challenge - 'Get a Hat'

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - 'The Great Outdoors'

My Card Recipe

Blue Swiss Dot Bazzill Cardstock
Snowflake Paper
Little Claire Large Scallop Circle & Circle Dies
Cuttlebug Large Snowflake
MS Artic Snowflake Punch
Magnolia Tag Sentiment
QK Revolution ' Celebrate' Die
Button, ribbon & bling stones from stash
Coloured in with Promarkers

My stamps are calling, off to make some more cards, have a lovely evening!



Friday, 1 October 2010

Moving Along With The Times Weekly Challenge # 66, Fairies & Fantasies

Good afternoon, it's definately autumn here in Sussex today, I have been in and out of the house and have got wet three times!, once doing the school run, once from the supermarket and lastly from fridge buying. Ours is on its last legs and keeps freezing our veg, lol!

It is the lovely Kelli's first time to host the challenge this week over at MAWTT and she has chosen the theme of 'Fairies & Fantasies'. Please do support her and dig out your fairies or fantasy stamps and enter our challenge.

Our sponsor this week are Stitchy Bear Stamps who are offering, FIVE Digi Images as the prize. The Design Team have all been given images to use, do pop on over the main blog to see the other DT cards.

My Card Recipe

Turquoise Bazzill Bling Cardstock
My Mind's Eye 'Lush' Paper
Little Claire 'Pointy Frame' Die
SU Flower
Hero Arts Sentiment
Card Candy
Coloured in with Promarker Pens

Right, am typing this while keeping a watchful eye on our roast dinner for tea, am off out tonight with some girlies, so have to get everything in the oven asap. I will be back tommorrow with some Little Claire cards.

Have a lovely evening and keep dry!