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!!!


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