Monday, 28 March 2011

Bows & berries - INSPIRED BY NATURE & New DT Post

I just don't know how I managed wangle another DT post but I'm so excited about it this is my card but some folks might feel a Deja vue feeling!!! yes I posted the wrong card before haha what am I like?

The image is from Bows & Berries it's called Birdhouse Love and costs €2.00EUR, papers were fom Francesca the flowers are sequins, I also used Diamonte hearts from my stash, the sentiment is one of Sarah's it's called bird house in your soul which is also a song I like. I also used a MS punch & coloured it with Promarkers & chalks distressed the edging with Rangers Antique Linen

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Week #124 Fairies and Angels

Happy Week-end all my blogging buddies & guest's hope your all having a good day I seem to be at a loss with mine as we normally have Grand Children but not today so we didn't know quite what to do with ourselves, what does one do without kids? so I took my darling to the garden centre bought crafting stuff while he looked at gardening stuff & chatted to some friends (this could be the start of something good & dare I say crafty ha ha) the garden centre is like a meeting place it's great.

This is the card I made & being a card GURU (not) chose to go with Die Cut's for a card for my 5yr old grand daughter for Easter

Paper is NitWit's Blossom budies too caled flowerspink, the Die Cut is also NitWit's thats called Petal Pixie I think, the only thing I added was the card & stichy stuff to make it.

This week is lovely Gina's turn to host the challenge on OSCC and chose the theme of Fairies and Angels the Design Team has a love array of samples to look at so please pop over to look & maybe join us.

This weeks sponsor is the lovely Stitchy Stamps
And have been given some gorgeous digi's to work with.

Store Bio
"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling hahahaha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...

I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

And the prise is..................

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Week # 123 - Diamonds are.....

Hi bloggy friends just have to tell you all about the Challenge at OSCC it's the lovely Cat's turn for the Challenge & she chose Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend and the very Kind Sponsors are Sassy. 

Sassy Studios Shop

Sassy Studio Designs is a fresh new company. We have been designing and selling for a year now, and we have been kindly received into the community of digi stampers and crafters. I started designing images shortly after I started stamping, reason being...I didn't hardly like anything else out there I was a young adult woman at the time I was engaged, had no kids, I wanted fun sexy images that I would enjoy using and my friends and hubby would enjoy receiving. I designed images for 2 other digi stamp companies when my wonderful hubby kept trying to get me to go out on my own. So in June 2009 thanks to the few faithful followers I had, Sassy Studio Designs was born! It has been a wonderful journey starting my own store. We have just grown so much these past months.I still try to keep with my original philosophy and reason for designing stamps, make them fun and keep them sassy...and yes sometimes even sexy!

The winner will recieve....... 4 Digi's of they're choice

I would also like to say a warm welcome to all the new DT's that have just joined us & they are:

Crafty Fairy




Lolly Dolly








you will have to pop to the challenge site to meet them personally.

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Challenge # 23

Wow at last I can shout it from the roof tops I made it as a DT member on My Partner in Crafting Crime I knew about this a few weeks ago but was unable to say anything. The Challenge for this week is 3 buttons or more My other new Teamies are:



Opps in all the excitement I forgot to post my card I'm having a proper Senior Day haha, so here it is: & also sorry to the people who commented on the last card it was the wrong one this is the right 1:

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Oo La La

Today I went for a class at Grimsby Crafts to learn how to use Copics & the Grand Calibur to make extra large cards with Kate who I've been & met for the first time today & I'm so glad I did she is such a lovely lady, we used the Nestabilities Grand Circles, Copics, (what was the name of the papers Kate?) I think they where from Making Memories. The atmosphere was really fun & we had a good laugh we ran out of time which was a shame 30mins to 1hr extra would have been good but Kate has done an excellent job keeping an eye on us as we were all at different levels, I did manage to finish mine but I stickled the outer circle by mistake (never mind eh).

A close up of Lady
 Hope I didn't put too much bum fluff on Kate ha ha ( I did this at home) what do you think to the end result & I didn't have an inner circle but cut one out on my Cricut inner at 4" & outer at 4-1/2" I'll add that tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Craft your days away - FOR MUM OR A SPECIAL LADY
Lets Ink it up - Die cuts/Punches!
Artful Inkables - punches and/or die cuts
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Make it SPARKLE

Thursday, 17 March 2011

TJ's Star Book

This is a Star Book I made for my new Grandson Taylor James it's based on the same one I made Sunday but blue & Antique Linen (Distress Inks) with a touch of pink & green, the only page I'm not too happy with is page 4, all the papers are from K& Co which I have had for an eternity & thought I better use them. I really hope my Daughter Laura likes it as much as I did making it.

Well I have to use up the old so I can replace it when I go shopping on Saturday at the Great Northern Papercraft Show at Harrogate (ha ha), all the card is from my stash, pearls & that lovely lace from RWS, I have used Marianne, Nestie Dies & Cuttlebug Embossing Folders & I have also used a MS punch, well that's all from me for tonight, thank you for looking.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Star Book

What a wonderful day don't think I'll be going on that trip next week spent most of my money at GC also met a lot of new friends, Dawn bought in some lovely Short Bread, Lynn made lots of Coffee to keep us going, Sue did a wonderful Job keeping us busy I really do like to go to a work shop on a Sunday working afternoons buggers my days up & can't get to daytime classes. Anyways this is my uptake on Sue's colours may vary.

Now this is Sue's hope she wont mind me showing her work off it shows how it looks finished.

I would like to thank everyone for a really pleasant day, Cheers Sue & Lynn too

ABC Challenge Blog - P is for Pearls

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Clean & Simple (CAS) - Week # 122

This Week At OSCC it's the Val's turn &the theme she chose as her Challenge is Cas this isn't my bag so to speak & I'll get her for it later so I hope the card I made is ok for her. Our lovely Sponsors this week are

Shop Blurb...

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is

is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps

or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.

Now for my card is made from stuff that I found in my stash that hasn't seen the light of day since year dot & as you may all be aware I'm trying to use some of it up especially since I really need to go to Harrogate next week but do not have anyone to go with as my friend who always goes with me is recovering in Hospital & she is getting on very well and hoping to be home tomorrow.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Our little Man

well not so little he's 2 feet tall Wow I would like to thank you all for commenting it does mean a lot cheers.

Taylor James & daddy
With Auntie Vix
With Grandad

other grandma Sue

I know I'm bias but he's dead cute.

Welcome TJ

At last our little man Taylor James has decided to make an appearance weighing in at 8lbs 9oz born just before 2 pm today I'm excited enough to burst, I do not have a pic of him as of yet we haven't met but I just wanted to tell everyone.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Helena's inspiration to me

This card I have made is for a friend at work who's Grand Daughter wasn't suppose to be born until May so I have had to make it earlier than expected or rather late now if that makes sense, the reason behind the Tiltle is because my friend Helena takes Photo's & has a lot of small baby images you really must go visit her they are gorgeous, I hope she doesn't mind me shouting about how clever she is as she is such a humble soul & I'm hoping she will be pleased with this take on her work. I made a card already but found out my daughter knew the new mum so had to change the image I used the new Sugar Nellie Bambino image & thought it needed soft stuff hence the Inspireation.

I used Marianne butterfly that I was given
Xcut small petal & fringe Dies (flowers in the centre & small circles the waste from the flowers)
Nesties for the seniments & base for image
Sizzix basket
Lace, card & feathers from my stash.

ABC Challenge Blog - P is for Pink
Flutter By Wednesday's
Fairytale Challenge Blog - make something for a child ore with the image of a child on it
KB Challenges - Pink
Incy wincy Designs - Pastels
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Welcome Little One

PC Dog

Yes I'm still trying to use stuff up & I found this 3D cutting image in my draws so I a Grey pearl paper my new MS punch & yes another freebie this time it was in a calender, I mounted the dog onto a spare bit of blue card & cut out 3 police helmets to put down the side. This is just a fun card for nobody but just thought for a bloke card it was a bit different, thank you for visiting me.

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Four Legged Friends - Blue


This little cutie is called Verity she is a Digi Stamp from Sugar Nellie isn't she lovely & so easy to colour I love these new stamps, this was taken today in glorious sunlight so  have a slight shadow.
Just in case you don't know  love my freebies & these papers were free they are Pink Petticoat, A scrap on the corner to look like I used 2 when I was just being tight, a Nestie tag from scrap mirri & some lace oh & a 3D butterfly. thank you for looking.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - pink polka dots