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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #66 Sam's Sketch

Good Morning Folks, welll it looks like it's going to be a lovely day again. We are getting spoiled.

It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp  and the fab sketch we have for you to play with has been designed by our lovely Sam. I really loved this one and have it saved to use again. Thanks Sam!

Here's my card made using it.

I used: Kraft card blank
Gojuss girls stamp
Die-namics flowers
First Edition papers
Promarkers, Dewent pencils & Sanador
Stampin up emb folder
Buttons & scrim from stash

Before I go I would like to say a HUGE hello to all of the lovely ladies who I met yesterday at the dabble day at Busy Bees. I had a really great time and it was so lovely to chat with everyone, and best of all,  loads of crafting. Perfect!

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday, will catch up later on.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Penguin Stuart

Hi folks, just thought I would post a quickie to show you a couple of cards made using a very cute stamp from Little Claire's. He is called Penguin Stuart and is so adorable. I also think he looks very sweet as a penguin girl. Aww!

Rightyhoo! I must dash as I have loads to do for tomorrow, it's Busy Bees dabble day and I'm demoing. I can't wait, it is always a really great day and the crafters who attend are a really wonderful bunch.

Will try my best to catch up later, hope you  have a lovely Friday evening, whatever you're upto.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

What day is it?

Strange question I know, but being off work has made me lose all track of time. I had to check the home page as I was'nt sure if it was Wednesday or Thursday.

Anyhoo! how are you all? hope you're having some lovely sun, we are lucky here and are having a glorious sunny day. I actually have an empty wash basket woohoo! oh! hang on, I also have a full ironing basket. :o(

After working with my Xmas stash most of the week I thought I would use some very bright summery colours to make todays card.

I used: Magnolia Tilda & Little Claire's, Red Gingham sentiment stamps
Wild Rose studio & WeRMemory Keepers papers
MS PATP punches
Spellbinders dies
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Flowers, buttons, twine & dewdrops from stash

I'm entering this into : Just Magnolia 'whats cooking' & Sketch and Stash  a fab sketch as always  

I think I better go and finish my housework, will catch you all later.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Xmas Cutie

Good afternoon everyone, hope you have all had a lovely day today. It's been a sunny day here although not seen that much of it. I've been busy making a huge mess in my craftroom. It does not resemble the nice tidy space in the pic I showed you the other day. But I have had I fab time, playing. :o)

I've made another Christmas card with a very sweet LOTV stamp from their new release. This one is called Pretty Poinsettia and is so adorable.

I also used: Little Claire's, Red Gingham sentiment
Spellbinders & Marriane D dies
MS & McGill Punches
Promarkers & Derwnt pencils, blended with Sansador
Glamour Dust
BG Eskimo Kisses papers
Pearls from stash

Rightyoh! I suppose I ought to tidy up my mess and make some tea.

Will be back later to catch up with all of your fab blogs


Sunday, 24 July 2011


Hi folks, how are you all? Hope you are all happy and well. :o)

I've really missed catching up with you all over the last few days. I've really been chasing my tail, what with work and housework and stuff. At least it's the hols now so I will hopefully have lots of time to craft and blog.

We had a lovely evening on Friday at my Mother-in-law's 70th birthday bash, had a very late night too, so spent yesterday very tired. We had Bradley over last night to sleep so his Mummy could decorate his bedroom and we all had a fab time.

Been out and about this morning shopping so the first chance I had, I crept into the craftroom.

I decided to make a Christmas card as I had all my Christmas stash out from doing a few DT cards.

I used one of the new LOTV Christmas stamps, they are all so cute.

Rightyoh! I'm off to see my Mum, will be back later.



Thursday, 21 July 2011

My Happier Place

Good evening folks, how are you all? hope you are all ok and enjoying a relaxing evening.

I've not been around much this week as I've been really busy at work and been unpacking my stuff into my new craft room. I'm really pleased with it, as it's a bit bigger and my hubby has also put his computer and stuff in there. Which means I won't feel as guilty spending time crafting whilst he is sat on his own, as he'll be in there too, doing his stuff, although I will be in charge of the remote for the telly. Hehe!

Here's my first card made in there.

I've used a very cute stamp from Red Gingham Designs available at Little ClaireDesigns.

Red Gingham Designs are a wonderful new stamp range which include some fab circle sentiments and some gorgeous new Christmas designs which are available very soon.

One if which is Little George, that I have used here, although I've coloured  George in pink, aww! just a little cutie as a boy or girl.

I followed a sketch over at Sketch Saturday

Before I go I have some exciting news to share with you, I have had one of my cards published. Woohoo! I'm chuffed to bits.

A couple of months ago Gill at Little Claire's asked me to design a card with a step by step to put in the Best of British cardmaking book. Well it's in this issue, I am just thrilled to bits. :o) 

Simply Cards & Papercraft 87

Rightyoh! enough twaddle from me, I'm off to catch up with you all.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #64 Mira's Sketch

Hello again folks, another schelduled post from me. I'm quite impressed that it acually works.

We have another really great sketch for you all to play with at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, designed by our lovely Mira.

The team were given some gorgeous images to work with by Digi Doodles our lovely sponsors.

Hope you will join us and also check out my lovely teamies fab creations.

So sorry for being a rubbish blogger the last week, I'm hoping to catch up with as many of you as I can tonight.


Totally Tilda GDT

Good Morning folks, hope you are all happy & well and enjoying the weekend.

Another scheduled post as I'm at Donnie again. I had an amazing day yesterday, met some really lovely crafters and enjoyed the whole day. :o)

Sorry if I didn't manage to catch up with you last night, will try my best to come and visit with you later.

I won a challenge over at Totally Tilda a couple of weeks ago and the fab prize was to be a guest designer. WOW! I was so chuffed to bits to have won as I'm sure you can imagine.

The fab challenge is to 'make a Christmas decoration in July'.

I really enjoyed making this, I just adore Tilda and always enjoy doing something different.

What a great challenge, hope you will all join in and also check out the wonderful creations from the amazing Totally Tilda DT.

Thank You so much Susie and the wonderful DT for the chance to be a GDT on your wonderful challenge blog. It has been a great honour. :o)

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Little Claire's Wings and Things

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and looking forward to a lovely weekend.

Really hope this works as I've scheduled it, as I'm at Summer Crafting at Doncaster Racecourse.

Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple of days, I've been busy packing, My Happy Place is moving. Not far though, about 15 feet to be precise, into another bedroom. All of my stash is piled up around our bed whilst hubby puts me some shelves and stuff up. Will take some pics when it's finished.


We have a really fab challenge over at Little Claire's. Which is 'Things with wings'.

Here's my card, made using Fairy Dreams.

We have a really fab prize for the winner, which includes the gorgeous new Sunny Days stamp set.

Hope you will all join us and if you're in need of some fab inspiration then check out my lovely teamies creations, they are all so gorgeous.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Red Gingham

Hi Folks, hope you are all happy and well. Wednesday already, can't believe it.

I've been having a fab few days in the craft room, prepping for the demo's at the weekend.

Thought I'd show you a couple of cards made using some really fab sentiment stamps.

Little Claire's have launched a brand new range, called Red Gingham, which is exclusive to Little Claire's and the first two stamp sets are Sentiment's mix and Christmas text. There are some more lovely designs to come.

I made these two using the Christmas Text set. A really gorgeous set of sentiments, something for everyone.

Rightyoh! I must go and tidy up. Will be back later to catch up with your fab blogs.


Monday, 11 July 2011

Crafty Cardmakers #50 One Layer Card

Good afternoon everyone, how you all doing? Hope you're all happy and well.

My lovely friend and very talented teamie Lisa has set a really fab challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

Which is to make a one layer card.  My first reaction was.... Help! I don't know what to do... those of you who visit me know I like to chuck loads of fussiness on my cards. But I had a go and although I know  it's not great, I am quite pleased with it.

Although this is not my usual card style, I really enjoyed it. I inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord. I then stamped a Kanban image in the left hand corner and over stamped a LOTV sentiment. I just could'nt resist adding a couple of tiny black gems in the top right hand corner. This is something I will definately be trying again. 
So Thank You  Lisa for setting us a really great challenge.  I hope you will all join us and also check out my teamies wonderful creations.
Also, I had a little surprise on Saturday, I came top 3 at A Gem of a Challenge. Thank you Janet, Lisa and the lovely DT, I'm chuffed to bits.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Butterfly Tree

Good evening folks, how are you all? Hope your really enjoying the weekend so far.

I've had a fab day with hubby, did some crafting early doors, while he had a little lie in, then we headed off to Barnsley for a spot of shopping. Got some new stash and had the best pork and stuffing sandwich ever. There's a traditional butchers in Barnsley, where they spread dripping on the breadcake before the put on the pork. YUMMY!!!

I have something really exciting to share with you all, I am so lucky to have been asked to demo for Little Claire's at the Summer Crafting event next weekend 16th & 17th July at Doncaster Race Course. Ooh! I can't wait. Please come and say hello to the very lovely Little Claire's team if you're going and check out some wonderful new stamps. :o)

Talking of which...

I made these using a gorgeous set called Butterfly Tree and wow! what a set it is.

It includes:
  • 2 sentiments
  • a butterfly tree
  • 2 butterflies images  
  • a  cute little birdhouse
  • 2 birds
  • a cat
  Ooh! before I go, do any of you live near the Wirral? and fancy spending a whole lovely day of crafting with some of the lovely and very talented Little Claire's team. Then this will be right up your street. :o)


Find out more at Little Claire's.

Right I'm off, got John Barrowman on the box, a glass of red, lappy all charged up for a good mooch around blog land. Perfect. :o)


Friday, 8 July 2011

Here Comes....

.....the weekend. Woohoo! I'm really looking forward to it, hubby is off, not seen much of him as he's been working late afternoons this week, so I have high hope's of a lovely couple of days together.

So, how are you all?  hope you are  all well and happy and have you own lovely weekends planned. You never know we may get some sun.

I've had yet another tidy up in the craftroom and boy did it need it. I don't know about everyone else but I make a heap of mess just making one card. I then push it all to one side to make the next one and so on. After a few days , when I can't find a thing, I have to have a good old sort out.

So it's all lovely and tidy, ready for the next card. hehe!

I used : Tilda & Magnolia Watering Can
Promarkers & Derwent Pencils, blended with Sansador
MS punch
Stampin' up butterflies
Ribbon, flowers & pearls from stash

I'm entering it into Just Magnolia who have a really lovely sketch
Truly Scrumptious things with wings
Stampin for the Weekend wings and things
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Charisma Cardz all about flowers
Stamp Something bugs and butterflies

Righty oh! I'm off to link up and then visit with you all.
Hope you all have a great evening and an even better weekend.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all good and the week is going well for you. It's probably flying by, like mine is, there just are'nt enough hours in the day to get everything done lately, keep having to give the ironing a miss, hehe!

I'm just sat watching my 2 cats, fast asleep, stretched out on the window ledge in the sun, it must be a hard life. Could do with a snoozy myself, but have speed cleaning to do, I'm getting so good at it. The carrot on the end of the stick is actually a promarker though. :o)

Anyhoo! I've made a card using a very sweet LOTV image, who I think looks like she is jumping for joy. So I thought she would be perfect for this weeks challenge over at LOTV their theme is, Celebrate.

I followed a really fab sketch over at Creatalicious Challenges

I used: Free papers from Homemade mag
MS punch
LOTV image and sentiment
Promarkers, Dewent pencils & Sansador
Spellbinders Nesties
Glamour dust
Ribbon, flowers & embellies from stash

Hope you all have a great afternoon, TTFN.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sunny Days & an amazing bargain

Good afternoon all, phew! it's been a warm 'un at work today. I'm feeling very hot and bothered.

Just a quicke before I jump in the shower.

Little Claire's July stamp set, Sunny Days is now available and is just so cute. The set has a very cute lil' hedgehog, a garden scene, some flowers and a matching circle sentiment.

Before I go, a quick question. How much craft stuff can you get for a fiver?

Well take a look at this little lot.


This is a Little Claire's Tuesday bargain and is available Here

The combined price of all these lovely goodies should be £11.95 but it is just £5 until midday day 6th July.

A different Tuesday Bargain will be available everyday this week so keep an eye on the Sale box.

Right I'm off, catch you all later.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Candy Winner

Good Evening folks. Well, it took me ages to write everyone's name on little bits of paper, for Bradley to pick out of his little bucket, I am so pleased that so many of you entered my candy draw. Before I tell you who won I would also like to say a HUGE Thank You to all my followers new & old, for following me and leaving me such lovely comments. It really does mean the world to me. 

Without further a do, the winner is....

Also, as there were so many names, Me and Bradley decided to pick a few more out, to win a little bite size candy....

So the winners of a little surprise are....

So if the winners could email me with their address details, I will get your candy in the post.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #62 Emma's Sketch

Good Morning folks, woohoo! sunshine again, we are getting spoilt. Hope you all are well and have plans for a lovely Sunday.

Over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp we have another fab sketch for you all to play with, designed by my lovely and super talented  teamie Emma.

Here's my card made following it.

I used: Gorjuss Girl stamp
First Edition Up, up and away papers
Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador
Craftwork card sentiment (chopped up)
Spellbinder flourish
Flowers from stash

This week we are joined by our regular sponsor - Crafts 4 Eternity. The winner will receive their choice of 3 digi stamps from Crafts 4 Eternity's online store.

Visit the C4E Shop

Also, for all of you keen cardmakers, Crafts 4 Eternity are looking for some new talent for their design team - pop over to the Crafts 4 Eternity Blog to find out more!

 I really hope you will all join this time and also check out the fab inspiration from my very talented teamies.

 I want to say Hi &Thank You to my new lovely new followers. Hope you will enjoy visiting my little blog.  I am so chuffed to bits to have you on board. :o)

I also want to say a Big Thank You to my amazingly talented blog buddy Corry  for giving me this fab award.


I have to tell you 8 things about myself, so here goes.
1. I am grumpy in the morning before I've had a coffee
2. I drink far too much coffee, so I'm told
3. I love pie, of any sort
4. I'm a Little Monster ( love Lady Gaga)
5. I am so lucky, as I love my job as a Cook/Supervisor
6. I'm a paper sniffer, yeah! we all are. lol!
7.I love foamie banana sweets yummy :o)
8. I spend loads of time organising and reorganising my craft room, one day maybe I will be happy with it.

I think I am meant to choose 8 of you to pass it on to, but as I love all of your fab blogs,  I'd like to give it to you all.

One last thing, I am absolutely over the moon as I have won over at Totally Tilda  and the fab prize is to be a Spotlight Guest Designer. Woohoo! how good is that?  Thank You Susie and the lovely TT Team.:o) 

Back Later for a catch up hope you all have a wonderful Sunshiney day.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Not a card

Good Morning folks, hope you are all well. 1st of July already then, halfway through the year, where has it gone?

I'm really happy today as the sun is shining and more so my daughter Sam and Bradley, my darling little grandson are due back of their holiday. Ooh! I have missed them. 

Over at Totally Tilda the team would like to see Tilda on anything but a card.  I saw some little clipboards in  a craft shop last week that were quite expensive, so I thought I'd have a go at making one myself.

Entering it into : Totally Tilda 

I used : chipboard & a bulldog clip
Tilda, of course
Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador
Doohickey & Spellbinders die's
EK Success & MS punches
Corner stamp
Ribbon, pearls and flowers from stash

Hope you all have some lovely sunshine and have a great day whatever you're doing.

Off to work in a bit, back later to catch up.

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