Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Last Post of 2009


I just had to get this finished today!

It is the very last post of 2009!

I have followed the sketch on Create 4 Fun.

I have also entered this card into the following challenges:

CRAFT – thank you!


Magical Crafts – thank you!

Papers are from Cosmo Cricket, flowers are Prima, image is from Pink Petticoat, and stamp is from American Crafts.

See you all in 2010!


The Stampman Blog Hop and Fave Project Awards


The Stampman are having a bloghop until the 3rd Jan :-)

And candy and Award for Fav project of the year!

This was quite easy – I so enjoyed making this – the more mess I get on my pinkies the better!


The link to how it was made is here


Happy New Year


Quixotic Challenge Candy

Quixotic Happy New Year candy is a MYSTERY GIFT PACK with a value of approximately £40! 


What do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the prize?

Create a post on your own blog with the following:

  1. Details of this candy 
  2. Your own favourite card of 2009 (from your personal creations).

The deadline is the 5th Jan 2010!

Now it was quite an eye-opener looking back – I started blogging in May this year so despite there not being a full year of cards to chose from, I still found it rather difficult to choose just one!

In the end I decided on this one – its a fairly new one but I am loving the colours!


The link to my entry is here.

Happy New Year everyone


Flower Power!

I just love flowers on a card – and there’s so many ways of doing that!
Here’s my latest favourite – love combining different materials and textures – I’m not sure where I got that brad from but I’m sure gonna see if I can find some more!
This card was made using the sketch at Friday Sketchers. (blog hop too)
All papers are Cosmo Cricket, the image is from Pink Petticoat and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
My Time to Craft – anything goes
Crafty Creations – glitter and bling – Millie is sugar frosted with glamour dust and the cherries are blinged – sorry – not the best photo to see this!
Charisma Cards – celebrations - and they are also having a blog hop to celebrate their first Anniversary
Crafty Cardmakers – favourites of 2009 – creating flowers for my cards and discovering digi-images
Cupcake Craft Challenge – celebrations
Have a great New Years everyone – hope there’s not too many sore heads tomorrow!
Love and hugs

Monday, 28 December 2009

Mojo Monday!


Here’s my entry for this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday!

I am in a bit of a lime green mood!!! Not sure what that says about me though!

Background paper is from Pink Petticoat, rest are from Craftwork cards. Stamp is Just Rite, pearls are from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts, flower and ribbon in stash!

Back to work tomorrow – I have to admit I cant wait to get back to a normal routine! I am having problems remembering what day it is!  Thank heavens for Mojo Monday!


Magnolia Challenge


This is a first for me – I am a newbie to all things Magnolia!

So I thought I would enter their challenge too!


All papers are Basic Grey, Origins, sentiment is from Craftwork cards, ribbon and flowers found in me lovely,lovely stash!


Saturday, 26 December 2009

Cupcake Birthday

Wooooooo – slow down!!
I am firing on all pistons!!!
Here’s another birthday card!
I have used the sketch from ICS
I am also entering this card into Simon Says Challenge where the theme is Party!
Papers are all Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry, the stamp is from House Mouse  and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

More birthday Cards

Still on the theme of birthdays I have put together this card following the sketch on Mojo Monday.
All papers, card,  - in fact everything here – is from Craftwork Cards!

Birthday Cards

I have been asked to make a birthday card for Mums closest friend!  No pressure here!!!
I have ended up making several so that she can chose – my family are my biggest critics!
Here's one I have made following the sketch on Crafty cardmakers challenge.
Papers are all K& Co, stamp is Just Rite, sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and bling and ribbon are to be found in my vast stash!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas Day!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Found these……


Wooden letters – now I remember buying them at Hobbycraft!!!!!

I have painted them with cranberry acrylic paint, embossed with gold, rubbed over with wax and then gone absolutely crazy with the gold glitter varnish spray!!!!!!

Its Christmas – if you cant go mad with glitter now when can you!!!!!!!!!

They are going to live on my mantelpiece!

I have entered them into the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge – Anything but a card

Creative Inspirations – Something to decorate your home





There’s too much snow!

So, here’s another birthday card!


Missed them! LOL

I have used the sketch on Sunday, Sketch and Stamp.

I have also entered it into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – free for all

Kraftin’ Kimmies Challenge – Sparkle Baby – there is glitter on me flowers, a twinkle on Clara (I used twinkling h2o’s) and deep red gems in the top right hand corner!

If the Shoe fits – colour it – I love twinkling h2o’s!

Papers used are from Basic Grey, June Bug and card is from Stampin’ Up.

All embellies were in stash.

Stamp is from Kraftin’ Kimmie, Clara



Just when you think you’ve finished Christmas Shopping……….

Ok, so I forgot a couple of pressies!
SO to make up for the fact that they are getting gift cards I made a couple of holders for them.
The first one  I am entering into Basic Grey Challenge which is to use the colours cream, pink and blue.
All papers are Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses and the stamp is from House Mouse.
The second gift card was made using papers from Craftwork cards and a stamp from House Mouse (he's just too cute!)
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I am entering both into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter – last minute gift
House Mouse Challenge – Winter Wishes
My Time to Craft – Yuletide Wishes
Crazy 4 Challenges – Treat Package

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Oh, we’re back to Pink!

A birthday card :-)))


I have used the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday and have also entered this card into the following challenges

Colour Create – to use pink, burgundy and ivory

Charisma Cardz – Anything but Christmas

Lots to do  - free theme

Polka Doodles – free theme

Creative Card Crew – Anything goes + DT call

Papers used are Basic Grey, Bittersweet and the stamp is from kraftin’ Kimmie, Charlotte.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat.

Keep warm!


The last Christmas Card – I Hope!


Its been a while – still recovering from winter bugs and then there’s Christmas!
This is the first card I have managed to make for a challenge in ages!

I have entered this card into

Cats Corner  - Christmas theme

Simon Says Challenge – Christmas Theme

Sophisticat Challenge – Christmas Theme

Crafty Creations – Traditional Christmas colours

The Pink Elephant – Christmas Theme

Stamp Something Challenge – Hoilday Somethings!

All papers are from Craftwork cards and the stamps are Pink Cat Studio!

I have to admit to being somewhat in need of a change from all things Christmas!

Ba Humbug!!!!! LOL


Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Just a quickie from me tonight I'm afraid - someone has lovingly shared a virus with me and I just want to sleep now!
I have been following Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas and on my desk are some attempts at the techniques he is teaching! I love the tartan effect with the alcohol links! Check it out here!
To have a good old nosey at everyone elses desks look here!
Night Night

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Yesterdays Activities!

I had a great day yesterday at the Craftwork Cards Christmas Event.
It flew by!
We were so well looked after and we had a wonderful time doing what we all love the best - crafting!
We even had a visit from santa (poor bloke!).
Heres what we made.
3 cards:

A Tote

and a friendship book.


I just want to say thank you to all the wonderful ladies that were there for making it so special. :-)))

With love

Friday, 4 December 2009

Busy weekend!

Why or why is there not enough hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month.....................?
I just havn't had the time to create very much at all this week!
Maybe its the time of year?

I've spent all my day shopping and cleaning and I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head!


Think I need to start jotting them down - thats another thing - I am getting to the stage in my life when things fly into my head and then fly straight back out again!

Now this is what I have been following, I am glued to the screen, the man is such an inspiration! I want all the goodies he uses and I want to have a go at all the things he is teaching! Frustration setting in again!

This is what I am talking about!  Please dont tell OH - I have just had to order a few extra goodies so I can have a go at some of these techniques! 

On another topic, tomorrow I am going to Craftwork Cards Christmas Event - yeah!!!! OH has paid for me to go! XXXXX to him!  Maybe he just wants a peaceful day! LOL

Hope everyone is well

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


This makes my Wednesday!
A good old nosey around at everyone elses crafty lifes! See them all here!
As per usual work interferes with my crafty time - although it does fund it so I shouldnt complain!
So, on my desk is a Stampin' Up Catalogue - I want everything in there! Just having problems choosing - Emma - HELP!!!!
I am also in a "colouring in" mood this week - so have got out the twinkling H2O's and am painting :-).
All of a sudden everyone wants a card for this and a card for that, hence a variety of images!  The stamps are from Kraftin' Kimmie, Little Claire Designs and Sugar Nellie
The Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are a newish purchase and I love 'em- so much larger than I had imagined and so easy to colour ;-)
Ok - lets get back to the painting!
Talk later!!!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

If I have to Paint Another Match box……….

IMGP1824 ……….I may just scream!
So, teenager is having a minor sulk re: Advent calendar, so guilt ridden Mum is making another one – with him in mind this time and not me!
Here it is under way!
And this is the helper I had today …………….NOT! IMGP1822
Blood, sweat and tears …..joking!
Matchboxes from Baker Ross
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DP’s -  Blonde Moments from Art from the Heart, All I want for Christmas collection
Numbers from Polka doodles Jingle Jangles CD
Paint – Adirondack dabbers – cranberry and Anita's metallic green paint
Metallic wax rubons

I am entering it into the following challenges
SSC – Winter Love – I do love my teenager!
Charisma Cardz – Anything Christmas
Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Wonderful Christmas Time
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers!
Everybody-Art-Challenge – Christmas
Paper Cutz Challenge – Anything goes
IMGP1830 Here's the completed one I started yesterday – think this one is mine – now off to ask OH's advice on what  to fill it with – hint, hint! LOL  Trouble is, men don't really do hint language do they?
Have a great week everyone

Saturday, 28 November 2009


This morning came the sudden realization that is it the 1st December on Tuesday!

I had planned to make an Advent Calendar ................. weeks ago!!

So this is what is keeping me busy today!
Trouble is now that it is nearly finished I think its a wee bit too sophisticated for my teenage son - I made it with................ well, with me in mind!!!

The idea came from the Craft Stamper magazine (last months).  It is 24 matchboxes (bought here) glued together,  painted initially with Gesso
and then metallic acrylic paint and edged with silver.

I then lovingly messed up embossed Mirri board with acrylic paint for the sides :-).
Its kept me quiet all afternoon!

I think son may have to do with a shop bought one! Bless!
Somehow I dont think he will  be bothered!

Love to all

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Its that time of the week again!
I'm afraid theres not much going on tonight - I'm shattered - far, far to busy at work!

Anyhow, this I got in the post today and decided to have a little play with different inks to see which works best.
Remember the John Bull printing system you had as a child??? Suppose it depends on your age group........well this reminds me of that!  They are JUST RITE ...The Nestabilities Rubber Stamps and I got them from Once Upon a Stamp.
The pencil pot at the back with my Marvy's in is a nearly completed Graphicus retreat project made from ATC sized stampbord, and in the middle is a nearly finished tag and a another stampbord box just to side of it!
Off to have a nosy at everyones desks now - see them here.

Hugs to all

Sunday, 22 November 2009

What Card?

Ummmmm, interestingly, I started out to make a card and this is what happened! Think my mind is wandering……….
And I so need Christmas Cards – oh well, my excuse is I’m not really feeling the Spirit yet – the Christmas one that is!
So, using a project from the Funky Fairy Christmas Workshop this is what I made! A 3D frame!
I have entered it into the following challenges
PBSC – Winter Wonderland
Crafty Cardmakers – “clear as day”
Lots to do – free theme
Allsorts challenge – to use a song title/Christmas Carol – I used Deck the Halls
Colour Create – green, red and white
Simon Says Challenge – Animal antics
Catz Corner – to use winter colours
Creative Inspirations - sparkle
Materials used
Stamp is Penny Black
Papers are from Funky Fairy
Ribbons, snowflake from stash
Poinsettia from Hobby House
Ok, dessert is calling………

Some Completed Projects from Paradise!

Well, I have finally managed to complete some of the projects from Graphicus’ first ever Paradise Retreat!IMGP1794
This is a card made with stamping onto acetate and then backing with gold leaf.
IMGP1802This is a stitched accordion book – I have to say we all did very well here considering the time of day that we had needle and thread in our hands!
IMGP1803 Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals taught this particular project – A “Shrine”.  Can you spot the deliberate mistake???
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And Glenda showed us all how to make this wonderful “Diptych Dreams” arched book.
I still have a couple of tags to finish and two stampbord boxes! However I haven't made a card for a week and now have challenge starvation fever so off to try and accomplish that – family allowing – they’ll be wanting their Sunday Lunch/Dinner!


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