Tuesday, 29 September 2009

New Challenges!

I have found two new (well they are new to me!) challenge blogs on  t'internet. I dont want to get stuck in a rut with the same ones each time, and I do love to try anything new!
Septembers Get Funky challenge is to make a boy themed card, and that fits in perfectly with Jakes Dads' birthday!
I used the wonderful sketch from ICS.

Card was printed directly with Pink Petticoat DP's, the other DP's are from the Funkyhand word books CD.
Cor'dinations cardstock
Distress Ink - faded jeans
My lovely Slice to cut the shapes.
Letters from Papermania
Rubon from Pebble Inc

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

So Cute!

I have entered this card into 3 challenges (amazes myself!):

Simon Says Challenge - to use stitching
PBSC 68 - to use the colours CHOCOLATE....LEMON & PINK


PBSC stamp - Who? Me!
Papers - from a Scrapagogo kit - as are the letters
Flowers - Prima

Well - another weekend gone again - all to quickly!  But it has been a glorious weekend, we had a great day in the garden yesterday - joined by several vocal cats!

Work tomorrow!
Have a great week everyone!
Love and hugs

Eeks! My First Halloween Card!

I have never made a Halloween card before- and to be honset I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with it - yet!
I have entered this card into two challenges:
Polkadoodles - to use digi-colouring


PolkaDoodles Halloween download  for the digi image and sentimment.
Coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils, Copics and Sakura glaze pens.
Papers Pumpkin and Aubergine - as are the bat and spider stamps.



Friday, 25 September 2009

Create for 4 Fun Challenge 38

I nearly forgot to post this!
Its been a funny old week and my back is aching (occupational hazard I'm afraid) :-(

This weeks challenge is to use a bottle template, I used it to make a card for a very sweet friend who is getting married next weekend.
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Stamp - Scrapmagasinet Wedding from Bunny Zoes
Flowers - from Hobbycraft
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Off to dig out the Ibuprofen!


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Graphicus September Challenge And Inky Fingers!

Well, since I dug the canvas's out of the stash I have been messy, and this is what I came up with after having a play!
Boy - did I have inky fingers!
I have decided to enter it into this months Graphicus challenge.

Anitas Antique White acrylic paint mixed with walnut stain Distress Ink
Distress Inks - walnut stain, pine needles and fired brick
Glimmer mist - copper
Stamp from Harlequin Rose plate from Graphicus/Elusive images,
Gold embossing powder.

Until later!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

One of my favourite things......

........is a lovely cuppa tea!
Its well known among my family and friends that this is my favourite tipple - the only time I refuse is, if I am ill!

This weeks challenge on SSC is to make something other than a card, and I suddenly remembered I had bought several canvas's and easels the last time I was at the Range - I was gonna do allsorts of inky things with them and had not got round to it yet!

So I combined the two thoughts!

My son saw my creation earlier and said " put it up every time you want a cuppa Mum and I'll get you one!"  (sits down in shock).

Anyhow I think it will go to live in the kitchen - too cute not to!

House Mouse, Feeling Rosy stamp
Image and canvas covered in  Distress Inks
Distressed the rim with Distress Powder (Faded Jeans)
Flower, handmade - as is the paper (covered roughly in Distress ink and then over stamped with flourishes) I punched them out of!
McGill flower punch  Floriano Flower
KurePunch Medium - Heart Petal Flower
Pearl from Kanban.

Well, back to the work thing tomorrow!
Work hard everyone!!!!! LOL

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Published! At Last! Phew..........................

Heres a card I made earlier - much earlier today - darn internet!!!!!
Anyhow after many technical expletive deletives I have finally managed to post this!
I have entered it into 3 challenges:
-PBSC, which is to use Lace and Pearls,
-the sketch from SS
and Basic Grey Challenge which is to use embossing!


Stamps used are T-Transparent Penny Black, Holly Day Critters.
Paper from Basic Grey, Eskimo Kissess, loving bought from Bunny Zoes Crafts.
Cor'dinatons cardstock

Cuttlebug snowflakes die and embossing folder.
Glamour dust and Diamond dust (dont you just love making Christmas cards - a free licence to glitter and sparkle!).

Sleep well everyone!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Brothers Birthday!

Why is it that making cards for the men in our lives can be quite difficult?
My dear younger brother has a birthday soon and, using this weeks sketch from SSC, this is what I eventually came up with

- thankfully helped by the card kit I subscribe to, from Scrapagogo!


House Mouse stamp - Mudpie Holds JellyBeans
Glossy Accents
Cor'dinations cardstock
Paper and alphabet stickers from Septembers' Greetings kit from Scrapagogo
Martha Stewart Punch, Goo Drippy
Woodware circle and scallop punches
Greetings stamp from Hero Arts, Birthday Messages
Garden Twine from B&Q

Until later!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp 11

Where has my Joie de Vivre gone? I have not wanted to "craft" all week!
Mind you, this week is up there with "most stressful" of weeks and I have to admit I'm exhausted - and its not over yet!
And the main cause of it all - bureaucracy!
Anyhow enough of my whingeing!

OH came home from work yesterday, creeping and crawling - he had forgotten his bosses birthday and asked if I would make a belated card for everyone to sign!
Probably just what I needed to de-stress a little.
So here it is - I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp who are also in Pink Petticoat heaven!
All papers are from Pink Petticoat, as is dig-stamp - coloured with chalks and lots of glamour dust!
I love making my own flowers - great way to use up bits or paper!

Here's hoping the week eases off!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Sketch Saturday 68

This is my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday.
I love these digi-stamps from Pink Petticoat - this young lady is "Cupcake"!
I coloured her with chalks and then sugar coated her with Glamour Dust.
Papers are BG, Indian Summer.
The flowers I made from paper leftovers - ended up taking much longer than I had first thought!!

Nighty Night, off to solve a murder with Miss Marple!


Saturday, 12 September 2009

Spent up! And PBSC 66

Well - the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza was sooooooooo busy - a lot more than the last two times that I have been! And it was soooo hot today!
I didn't stay long - the majority of the stands are in the same place each time - I had a list and off I went and did manage to get most things on it - with a few extra stamps (Tim Holtz Christmas ones and a Whiff of Joy :-)) and ink pads (distress inks - well they were on spec)!

- oh........ and glitter(stickles for Chrimbo)!

- oh....... and paper...... and card (Craftwork Cards, Blonde Moments)!

- and ...........some charms(Hobby House for Chrimbo and Halloween)!

- think that's it!


I made this card this afternoon for the PBSC, using the sketch that they had provided.
All papers and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat, stamp is from Penny Black, Joyous, flowers made from paper left overs!

Off to watch the X-factor!


Friday, 11 September 2009

I have a crafty "shopping list"............

....................and am going to the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza tomorrow in Harrogate!
Excited? Me? Whatever makes you think that?
And will I be "good" and just stick to the list??


Anyone else going??


Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Mojo Monday 103

Here's a card I have made for a friend who has just has a baby, a little later on in life -42 - I wish her well, she is much braver than me!
I have used the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday.
Papers used are from Pink Petticoat and the stamp is from House Mouse, flower is Prima sprayed with glitter!

Night all

Feeling Sentimental!

Tomorrow my "baby" starts 6th Form College!
Where did the time go?
At 16 he now towers over me and exhibits all the usual male teenage traits - his use of the English language is now very basic, conversations consist of a grunt here and a ugh there and his bedroom, otherwise known as the "Cave", scares me, and I have to admit there are days when I haven't the courage to venture in.

Where did that sweet boy go, who used to come for a cuddle and like nothing more than snuggling in my bed? Now, I am nothing but an embarrassment to him, he walks at least 6ft in front of me if we go anywhere and I am now know as - "Mother, you're a freak"!
LOL ( if I'm honest I do work at this title - I love a good wind up!)

He would be mortified if he knew I had written this, but then that's part of my freaky nature! I have a reputation to live up to after all!
Anyhow, Jake if you ever read this I want you to know how much I love you and that I am proud of you!
Just make sure you work hard at college - no slacking off now! And, yes you know I'll make sure that you don't!

MumX (or should that be Freaky Mother!)

Monday, 7 September 2009

"What part of cats dont like water dont you understand".......

I had coloured in this image yesterday - I love these cat stamps!
And was not knowing what to do with it, until I came across this challenge - Crafty Cardmakers which had a great sketch that just suited it!

Well, then I couldn't find a backing paper in the right colour - so what does one do?
Yup - make your own!

All stamps are from Design House C'attitude plate, rectangular paper is from BG, Granola.


Sunday, 6 September 2009

The last post........

..........before I make the evening meal!

This card was made for two challenges:

Basic Grey - which has an inspirational picture
Mojo Monday - sketch here.

Stamps used are all form Craftwork Cards, Papers are BG, Porcelain.

Have a good week everyone

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 23

This weeks challenge at SSC is:

"Off the Wall…Slap your Knee Funny!"

I had a few ideas regarding this one but in the end decided to dedicate this card to every crafters suffering other half's!

Stamp used is from Little Claires, papers are from BG, Granola, buttons in stash and twine is from B&Q!

Hugs to all

Candy Winner!

In all my excitement I nearly got side tracked by the family!
Have just used random no. generator and the winner is..........drum roll..........
Please let me have your full postal address as it would appear on an envelope and I'll get your goodies off to you!

I really enjoyed visiting peeps crafty blogs, thank you to everyone for entering.

Candy Delights! NOW CLOSED

I will announce the winner at 12noon 6th sept using random no. generator after I have checked the entries!

I am celebrating having over 2,000 hits (its a lot to me!) and also the completion of tidying my craft space (phew).
This post will stay on top (hopefully) until the 6th September 2009.
On offer (from my wee excursion to Craftwork Cards) are:

-a set of Cupcake Stamps, anyone who has been reading my blog will know I have a "slight" fixation with these little morsels!
-and a set of pink and green "ruffles" to stamp them onto.

So, here's what you have to do:

1. Post a link to my candy on your blog in the sidebar

2.Leave me a comment

Also if you would like to become a follower that would be very nice to, but its not compulsory.

However, if you are a follower I will throw in "plasma" letter and number templates, also from Craftwork Cards.

Ends midnight (UK) on Saturday 5th September 2009

I will draw the winner using a random generator on Sunday 6th September. I will post worldwide and this is open to ALL, so if you don't have a blog leave a comment on this post, if you're leaving an anonymous comment please make sure you state your name in the comment.

The winner will be drawn by Random Generator on the 6th, so please check back then to see if you have been lucky.

Have fun and good luck everyone!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Dont look to hard at this one - it'll make you dizzy!

Heres a card I have made and entered into two challenges!

PolkaDoodles challenge this week is to use spots and stripes, and I have used the sketch from Create 4 Fun!

I do like the b&w theme but dont stare at those spots for too long or you'll go dizzy!

Papers and central flower are all from Polka Doodles CD's and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, ribbon, small flowers and brads are from stash!

Sleep well everyone

A Challenge feast!

I've made this card for 3 challenges:

PBSC - the theme is "hearts desire"
Stamping for the weekend - to use the colours orange,teal and pink
And Sketch Saturday - sketch is here

Papers used - came free with a mag!, stamp is Penny Black,X-Large Love, flowers are from Prima and sentiment stamp is from American Crafts.

Until later


Friday, 4 September 2009

Survived.... and shocked!

......how much did it cost to go on the bus?!!!!!!!!! - I thought it was supposed to be good value to encourage peeps to stop using cars, be "green" etc etc! Shocked Suzy!

Anyhow we survived, there are no bus stops near home so had plenty of exercise today finding the right stop - you wouldn't think we lived close to two major cities!
Gosh, I'm having a moan!

At least young son now knows how to get to and from college and his dear mother has invested in a bus pass for him - with a warning of "do not lose!"

Watch this space!

Nighty night everyone

Friday Fun Day!

"Today is going to be fun" - this is my mantra today!

I am bus training teenage son, who starts 6th form College next week to do his A'levels!

Now, I have not used a bus for years, so it will be the blind leading the blind - he is unaware of this - wish me luck - it will be a mini-adventure!

I have prepared, studied bus timetables, read up on the local travel website, packed the rucksack, got out the waterproofs and boots - OK, are we ready then?
Lets go!

(when I can get him out of bed! LOL)

Everyone have a good day - am I going to try too!


Wednesday, 2 September 2009


This weeks sketch is here.
I've used one of my favourite stamp sets and have attempted to build a scene!
I got good and messy with glimmer mists :-)), and paint. Just love making a mess!
Paper used is from Artylicious CD Peacock Summer, and the stamp set is called All of A Twitter (surprise, surprise!). All are from Graphicus!


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

House Mouse 50

I have fallen in love with this little cutie, so I decided to have a go at a House Mouse challenge!
This weeks challenge is to make a :

Gift card Holder.

Here's mine - hes just so cute with his jelly beans!

I found a tutorial on You Tube that explains how to make it - real simple!

The only gift card in the house, to make sure I had got the dimensions right was a "Game" one - its a masculine household (apart form me of course) and doesn't really go with the card I made but needs must and all that!
Papers used - Papermania Signature, Regency
Stamp used - Mudpie Holds Jellybeans
Flowers are from Prima.

Well, its back to work tomorrow - kinda glad, at least the decorating is finished and I can get back to some sort of normality!



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