Friday, 28 January 2011

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 51 'One For The Kiddies'

Good morning, another chilly one here today! It's challenge time again over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge . The lovely Joey is hosting this week and our theme is 'One for the kiddies'. Any childrens image on your cards etc., would be great.

We have two sponsors this week, they are Simon Says Stamps and Digi Stamp Boutique and they are offering some fab prizes.

are offering these items


Digi Stamp Boutique offers a range of quirky and digital stamps for all your card making projects. There is something for every occassion and new images are added regularly so there is always something new.

- are offering some cute images

To my card, I have used a lovely Little Claire image called 'Victoria' and have paper pieced her dress. The papers are from the gorgeous 'V & A' Hanovarian set, together with Taupe Bazzill, Labels 10 Nestie, Prima Flwers, MS Butterfly Punch. Magnolia sentiment, card candy, buttons, linen thread from stash. Image coloured in with Promarkers.

Have a lovely weekend!




Thursday, 27 January 2011

MAWTT Challenge # 83 'Spring' Theme

Good morning, our challenge is 'Spring' themed today although we have snow here lol! I can't believe how cold it is here again! Anyway, it's my turn to host this week over at Moving Along With The Times , in fact it will be my last challenge/ card, as I am stepping down from the DT. I have been with MAWTT for two years now, but due to forthcoming work committments, I am sadly saying goodbye!

To the challenge, we want to see something 'Spring' related. It can be a card, scrappage, anything really, let your creativity flow!

We are being sponsored by : Stamp Fairy who are offering some digi images as the prize.

My Spring Card :

Scalloped White Card, Bo Bunny Yellow Dot paper, Popcorn Bear Image, SU punches, LOTV Sentiment and a beautiful Camelot Rose from Prima Marketing. Image coloured in with Promarkers and oh nearly forgot, card candy and some small bling stones.

You have until next Wednesday @ 8pm to enter our challenge, a winner and top three will be chosen. Good luck!

Off for lunch, a lovely egg salad is calling to me, should have some hot soup really to warm me up lol!

Have a lovely afternoon!




Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge # 2 'Seeing Double'

Good morning, we had such a wonderful response to our first challenge over at Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge , it was lovely popping over to see all of the entries, they were all absolutely gorgeous! Well done to the winner!

This week our theme is 'Seeing Double', so we want to see two of something on your entries. Two images, two embellishments, two pieces of paper, etc., etc., To join in, you need to have either a Teddy Bo or Teddy Bea image. There are simply loads to choose from over at the Teddy Bo Shop .

Our sponsors this week is :

and the prize is $15.00 Gift Certificate

My Card :
I have used this fabulous new images Teddy Bo & Bea, Bea in the Bath, Dressing Gown, Slippers & Bathmat images, Pink Bazzill Cardstock, Imaginisce 'Posh ' paper, SU Sentiment, Woodware heart punch, Cuttlebug 'Script' Embossing Folder, SU oval & scallop punches, button & bling from stash. Coloured in using Promarkers in pastel colours.

You have two weeks to join in, so whizz on over and grab yourself some of these lovely new images and enter!

Have a lovely Tuesday, am off to get messy with lots of ink and some gorgeous new stamps that I am playing with.




Thursday, 20 January 2011

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 50 'Add a Heart'

Good morning, thank Crunchie it's Friday lol! It has been a very long week, so am going to relax and enjoy Craft Day on QVC today and craft while I watch!

This week over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge , the Design Team have been given the theme of 'Add a Heart'. As you can see, I have gone a bit 'heart' crazy! Paper, shapes, images and pearls to be precise, lol!

We are very lucky to be sponsored this week by the lovely Lili of the Valley

"Lili of the Valley is a UK Company which has a simply gorgeous range of unique un-mounted rubber stamps.

There are over 150 adorable images to choose from including the sweetest girls and boys, fabulous wedding and baby designs and of course an amazing array of Christmas cuties! is also packed with hints, tips, tutorials and the LOTV Design Team run a fantastic LOTV Challenge Blog and Inspirations Blog, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas on what to make with these really cute images"

They are offering TWO gorgeous stamps as the prize, wow wish I could join in, as you can see from my blog, I LOVE their little stamps!

To My Card:

I recently spoilt myself and brought quite a few of the new images, the one on this card was one of them. Anyway, I have used the following products on my card :

LOTV 'Love Grows' Image and Sentiment
Red Bazzill Cardstock
Love Heart Paper from Country Companions
QK Heart Die Shapes
Buttons, Ribbon & Card Candy from stash
Hero Arts Heart Pearls
Coloured in with Promarkers
Added a little Cosmic Shimmer

Have a lovely Friday, am so looking forward to the weekend.




Moving Along With The Times Challenge # 82 'Sketch & Flowers Theme'

Good morning, thursday again! Challenge time over at Moving Along With The Times . Hazel is hosting the challenge this week, she has given us a great sketch to work with and she wants to see flowers on your creations. The Design Team have all used their own images this week and have come up with some beautiful cards.

Our sponsor is Emma over at

and the prize is an

8 Inch Label Clock Kit Including 1 inch Board Numbers
Kit includes Thick white coated board clock face, thick board clock numbers to apply, all clock workings including hands, full instructions and battery. Just add your own layout for a unique clock''

My Card Recipe:

LOTV image & Sentiment 'Times to Treasure ' stamps

Brown Card from SU

Papermania Papers

MS Heart Border Punch

Brown Dotty Ribbon from SU

Prima Flowers

Kaisercraft Brown Pearls

Coloured in with Promarkers

You have until next Wednesday, 26th January @ 8pm to enter our challenge. Please do not backlink and we can only accept THREE entries per person, thank you!

I am spending the morning with my lovely friend Jayne and then am going to spend the rest of the day crafting. I have loads of samples to get done for forthcoming shows. Enjoy your afternoon and I hope you will be spending yours crafting too!

luv & hugs



Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Little Claire Three Hour Sale - Thursday 20th January

Good afternoon, I just wanted to tell you about a special three hour sale tommorrow over @ Little Claire's

Here is the deal :

Little Claire invite you to choose up to any THREE items on their website, that you would like to see discounted by 20% (excl. ProMarkers) - that's right, 20% from each item!

Give the shop a call on : 0844 800 4376 and they will take your order.

The offer STARTS 10am, tomorrow, THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2011

No other discount applies, stock subject to availability.
Note to LC Club Members: if you wish to take advantage of this offer, just send them an email: and they will deduct this discount using your card details.

Be quick to grab your 3 items, in 3 hours for 3 x 20%!

Call them from 10am tomorrow and grab yourself some birthday bargains!





Monday, 17 January 2011

Well Done Colin!

Sorry had to be done, found this fabulously gorgeous photo of Colin Firth on my dear blogging buddy Sue's blog and had to pinch it, lol!

Congratulations to the lovely Mr Firth, who well deservedly won a Golden Globe last night for his portrayal of the King in 'A King's Speech'. Am so glad he has been recognised for his fabulous work. Have loved every film he has been in, and will always be my Mr Darcy!

If you get a change, go see the movie it is FANTASTIC!!!




Sunday, 16 January 2011

Teddy Bea with a Heart!

Good evening, here is Teddy Bea, she is such a beautiful image and a pleasure to colour in. I am entering her into two challenges.

The Crafty Pad , whose theme is 'Something New' (My New Punch & Papers)

Challenge Up Your Life! with the theme of 'Clean & Simple'

My Card Recipe :

Teddy Bea Digi Image can be purchased from Teddy Bo/Bea Shop . I have used Red Bazzill Cardstock, New Country Companion's 'Lover's Lane' Papers, SU Sentiment, My New MS Heart Border punch, CB Heart & Embossing Folder, Heart pearls from Hero Arts. Have coloured her in using Promarkers.

Am halfway through the ironing mountain, so had better go finish it before bedtime, lol!

Thanks for dropping by!



Saturday, 15 January 2011

Little Claire's New Challenge Blog

On Saturday 5th February Little Claire will be starting new monthly Little Claire Challenges , so we just had to celebrate by sharing some fabulous candy!

All you need to do, for a chance to win the stamps and flowers in the picture, is add the photo of the candy and link to our candy in your sidebar and become a follower if you're not already. It would be great if you would also blog about our new challenges to help us get the word around, but it's not a requirement for the candy. Then just add a link to your blog below.

The winner will be announced on Saturday 5th February , when the first challenge is launched.

Good luck and please go spread the word!

Have a super weekend, hope to be back later with a challenge,




Friday, 14 January 2011

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 49 'Happy Birthday'!

Friday again, so that means challenge time over at Totally Papercrafts Challenge . It's Melissa's turn to host the challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of 'Happy Birthday'! The Design Team have been given some wonderful little images from our sponsor this week, who is :

"Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Design's Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images".

They are giving away four digi images as the prize, so get making those birthday themed creations!

To my card, I have been playing with my new Labels # 10 Nesties and have made a little card using Stamping UP card and papers. The flower stamp is also SU (one of my favs as you may know by now) stones and buttons from stash and the sentiment is Hero Arts. It is perfect for my friend's birthday this week, as she likes cupcakes!

Georgia is having a day off school today. There is a nasty sickness bug going around here and over 80 students were off yesterday, so they have shut the school. We will be doing lots of crafting and watching her Dr Who dvd box set.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for dropping by!




Thursday, 13 January 2011

Moving Along With The Times Challenge # 81 'Dreams'

Good afternoon, it's challenge time again over at Moving Along With The Times . The lovely Brenda has given us the fabby theme of 'Dreams', so get those thinking caps on and create something wonderful.

My DT card this week is a little different. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to go to a lot of places in Europe, but one in particular city has escaped me as of yet, Paris! So when I saw this lovely new stamp set from Stamping Up, I had to buy it! Its a dream of mine to go there soon, now that my girls are of an age that I can leave them, I love lots of films and tv programmes set in Paris, ie, Sex in the City and French Kiss with Meg Ryan, so thats the inspiration for my card.

I made my card using lots SU products this time, papers, stamps and ribbon. The punch is a Martha Stewart and the red & black buttons are from my stash box.

To our sponsor, we are lucky enough to have Crafter's Companion are offering a prize of £10.00 to spend in their online shop, so good luck with your entries, am looking forward to seeing what you make with this theme.

Get your entries in to us by, next Wednesday 20th January 2011 by 8pm, when the winner & top three will be chosen.

Had better get on with my DT work. Some of my Little Claire cards were featured on Create & Craft yesterday, I was so pleased to see them on there. Steve was a complete star demoing and showcasing LC new stamp sets, most of which sold out! I am off to make some more samples for the next show, do catch Steve on there next week, I will confirm times & date nearer the time.

Have a great afternoon! Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday!

Good morning, I am so pleased to announce that I have been asked to join a brand new Design Team, Teddy Bo Challenge . We have been given these gorgeous little images 'Teddy Bo & Teddy Bea' to play with and they are just the cutest images to colour and use!

I am pleased to announce that the Teddy Bo Shop is now open for business. You can now purchase these gorgeous images via the link above. There is a 'Special Offer' from today until Sunday 16th January, you can buy three images and get one FREE.

We are also launching Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge today so do hope that you will join us! We have some lovely candy on offer for one lucky peep, from our first sponsor, Wild Orchard Crafts , so a big thank you to them for their support.

There will also be a 'Top Three' the lucky crafters will be able to choose a digi stamp each from Teddy Bo's Store. The challenges will be fortnightly on a Tuesday, which gives you lots of time to take part.

Our first challenge is 'ANYTHING GOES' but we ask that you MUST use a 'Teddy Bo' or 'Teddy Bea' image on your card. You can combine our challenge with any others, as long as the main image on your creation is a 'Teddy Bo or Teddy Bea.

To my cards, well ladies first! Here is Teddy Bea, isn't she gorgeous!

I have coloured her in with Promarkers, sat her on Brown Bazzill card, My Mind's Eye - 'Quite Contrary' Paper and surrounded her with lots of flowers, fonts and bling, all from my stash. My sentiment is from Hero Arts.

To the main man, Teddy Bo, such a handsome chap!

Here he is, sitting on my recently purchased Labels 10 Nesties. I have used Brown Bazzill, Bo Bunny paper, photo corner punch, Sentiment from SU, button, thread & card candy from my large stash box. Once again, coloured in with Promarkers and I have inked around the frame.

I am looking forward to popping over to see your entries.

Have a lovely afternoon,




Saturday, 8 January 2011

Little Claire Stamp Design Preview

Happy Saturday to You! Here are a couple of samples I have made using two new stamps available to buy now, over at Little Claire's Shop .

I'll Be There For You!

Using this cute little image (love the turtle!), I have made a tag/hidden message card in bright yellows, I found this wonderful dotty paper, think it's from 'Yellow Bicycle'. Yellow card & ribbon from SU, Flowers from the Little Claire shop and sentiment from Craftwork Cards. Scallop and Pointy Dies from stash, coloured in with Promarkers. You can buy this little stamp set for £5.50.

Dog In The Window

This little stamp set (£7.50 when you join the club) is one of about ten new sets designed by Steve, isn't he clever! He will be showcasing some of the sets on Ideal World, Create & Craft this Wednesday, 12th January. Do catch the show, you may even see some of my samples on the TV, am so excited!

I used some Brown Swiss Dot Cardstock and a grey piece from scrap, to make my card. Have decoupaged the windowbox and have added some brown pearls. I used glossy accents on the windows, it makes very shiny glass! Have coloured in the images with Promarkers and the sentiment is from the set.

Have a fabby evening, have loads more samples to make up for the show, so must go feed the family then play lol!

Have a lovely evening!




Friday, 7 January 2011

Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 48 'Thank You' Theme

Good afternoon, it's another fabulous challenge over at Totally Papercrafts . The theme this week is 'Thank You', so it's a great chance to get those 'Thank You' cards done for all of those Chrimbo pressies received, lol!

I will be using my DT card to send to my lovely friend who brought me some lovely LOTV stamps, thanks Allie, you know how much I love them, lol!

My Card Recipe :

LOTV Image, Green & Orange Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye - 'Bloom & Grow' Paper, Circle Nestibilities, Flowers, Sentiment & Card Candy from stash.

Our sponsor, for the first week of 2011, is Paula over at Pollycraft Digi Stamps who has given the lovely prize of two digi images of Sonny Honeycloud.

My family have all been suffering over the Christmas period with flu/Swine Flu and I have been suffering yet again with a bad cold this week. It's the third one since September. I have decided to go and have the flu jab when I am fully recovered, I think the real cure would be a lovely warm holiday, fingers crossed I get one this year, lol!

Right the school run is approaching, have a lovely weekend, I will be spending mine shoe shopping with Jess, enjoy yours whatever you do!




Sunday, 2 January 2011

My Favourite Five Cards From 2010

Happy New Year, thanks for all of your lovely messages and emails. We had a fantastic New Year and now its countdown to back-to-school lol! I love having the family home, but will be very glad when they all go back to work/school this week.

The lovely Debby has some lovely candy on offer if you share your Top 5 Creations from 2010. Wow, I didn't realise just how many cards I made last year, so it took me quite a while to pick just five. Here are mine :

My first is a Tri-Shutter Fold Card, I really love making these and here I have gone a bit shabby-chic using distress inks and butterflies, I really love the colours and papers!

This Chrimbo card is using on of my all-time fav Penny Black stamps. I really loved the colours together!

This male themed card was fun to make. I love this Anya image and am really pleased how it turned out, especially my tin-foiled fish lol! Also, it started my big button fettish lol!

I really love Easel cards, so had to include one in my listing, This little Penny Black 'Mimi' image is sooooo cute, it reminds me of my Jess when she was younger, she is still rather partial to a cupcake or three lol!

Well, this has to be my favourite card of the last year. Love all of it, which is not like me at all, I never really like anything I do, but I won a challenge with this, so was quite pleased with it. I LOVE the Penny Black cat image, it's so my Molly-Moo! The papers were some that I have had for years and were very unloved, am so glad I found them again.

It's been great fun going through my cards and seeing how much my style has evolved, I do hope you like them all too! Here's to loads more blogging and challenges!

Am off to do some more cards, have a lovely afternoon!