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Saturday 30 April 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Good evening everyone, hope you've all had lovely Saturday's.

My lovely hubby took me to Once Upon a Stamp this afternnon, I just love this fab shop. They have the best stash and their customer service is second to none. Bought a few bits and bobs hehe!, had a lovely chat with the girls and also eyed up a few goodies for next time.

I made this following a really fab sketch designed by Liz over at Willow Sketchie Challenge.

Sugar & Spice papers
K & Co. flowers
Promarkers, derwent pencils and sansador

Before I go, to catch up with you all, I want to say a really big Thank You for the lovely comments about my new job. :o)

Hope you all a have a great evening, whatever you're doing.

Friday 29 April 2011

Simply Sassy Banner Challenge

Hi Folks, hope you are all having a lovely day, especially those lucky enough to have the day off. Although I have'nt watched all of the celebrations, I had to check out Kate's dress. She looked so beautiful and William looked amazing too.

I've spent most of the morning playing in my craft room.

I thought I'd make a card to enter into the amazing challenge over at Simply Sassy  which is to make a card with a Simply Sassy cutie on, with the chance to have your Simply Sassy image, displayed on their blog header  for two months. What a wonderful prize!

I made an easel card ( how difficult are these to photograph?) as I was itching to use my new fancy tags 2 dies and thought it would make a good stopper.

I used: Bed Time Snuggles
Basic Grey papers
Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansador
McGill & By Avec punches
LOTV sentiment
Old Paper Distress Ink
Cosmic Twinkles
Ribbon, flowers and charm from stash

I think I might just have to spend another few hours playing as Hubby is at work, he works for the blood service and today he is delivering blood to hospitals. Will make sure I do him a yummy tea later.

Before I go I have a couple of bits of good news, I came top 3 over at I Love Promarkers Thank You again Karen & the team.

Also, I've been covering the Cook/Supervisor role at work since October, well I've now been given the position permanently. I'm over the moon !

Thursday 28 April 2011

Just a quickie

If you're here for the Sunday Sketch & Stamp blog hop & candy it's HERE.

Good morning everyone, hope you're all well. Just a quick post before I go to work, then another long weekend, woohoo!

I'm entering this into: Totally Tilda paperpiecing
Stamp Something flowers, buttons & sparkle
Simon Says Stamp anything goes

Must dash or I'll be late, back later to link up and catch up with you all.

Hope you all have a really great day.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Sketch n Stash #60

If you've come for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp blog hop and candy, you can find it HERE.

Hi there, well back to work today and I had a really good day. It was great chatting to the kids about what they've upto in the holidays.

Where's the lovely sunshine gone?  It's been a lot cooler here today hope that was'nt all we're having, I was just getting used to it .

I would like to say a big hello & Thank You to my lovely new followers, it's great to have you on board. :o)

I've made this one to enter into Sketch n Stash who have a great challenge, you can choose any sketch to work with out of their catalogue. It was so difficult to choose as they are all really fab, but in the end I decided on #27.

As always Sketch n Stash ask you to use your new or neglected stash. I've used Tulip stamps and papers. 

Must dash, I want to try and catch up with all of your lovely blogs before I go to bed.

Monday 25 April 2011

Sketch Saturday 152

If you're here for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp blog hop and blog candy it's HERE

Hi Folks, hope you are all happy and had a really lovely Easter weekend. Can't believe it's back to work tomorrow, where has the time gone? Oh! well another long weekend around the corner. :o)

I've made this one using a fab sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I'm entering this into their challenge.
I used one of the very cute images from Pollycraft He's called, I'm not tired, how adorable?

I told you we'd been doing the decking and the bottom half of the back garden, well, it's finished. Thank Goodness. 

We had a family BBQ for tea yesterday, it was so lovely, we had a great time. Little Bradley was helping me water the plants and somehow we all ended up soaking wet. (Note to self: don't put a 3 year old in charge of a hose pipe.) I really did laugh though, watching his Mummy and Uncle Kyle running away and hiding in the shed.

Off to iron my uniform, will catch you all later. :o)

Sunday 24 April 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp DT & bloghop.

Happy Easter everyone, hope you are all ok and having a lovely Easter weekend.

I have  something really exciting to share with you all.

Back in February I applied to Sunday Sketch and Stamp to be a DT member, well I was absolutely over the moon when Maggie emailed me at the begining of March to tell me I had been sucsessful. So I am now one of the 7 new DT members. Woohoo!

Today is a very special day at Sunday Sketch and Stamp as it's their second birthday. To celebrate this we have a couple of fab surprises in store.

The challenge is becoming a weekly challenge, so more lovely sketches to play with.

Also, as well as a fantastic prizes for the two winning cards, we are having a blog hop. Woohoo! how good is that?

Check out Sunday Sketch and Stamp  to see the amazing prizes up for grabs, a very yummy set of owl ribbons from Craftyribbons or a set of 5 digi stamps from Crafts4eternity for the 2 lucky winners of the main challenge.

There are also two fab prizes for the blog hop winners, a £10 gift voucher to spend at kut 4u online store or $20 gift voucher to spend at C K Scrappers.

We have a really lovely sketch to play with designed by Maggie. We would also like you to make your card using a birthday theme.  Here's my card, made using it.

For those of you taking part in the blog hop, my birthday is 23rd September. Now make sure you visit everyone’s blogs and send the full list of birthdays to the challenge email address with the title ‘2nd Birthday Blog Hop’

I have a little candy, to celebrate Sunday Sketch and Stamp's birthday.

It's open to everyone who leaves a comment on this post, no need to become a follower. I will get my little grandson Bradley to pick a name out of the 'hat' on Sunday 1st May at 4pm.

Just as a little reminder, here are the blogs you should be hopping to. And don't forget, some of the girls are offering special birthday candy too!

1. Maggie
2. Arianne
3. Barbara
4. Claire
5. Donna
6. Emma
7. Erin
8. Gry
9. Kathrin
10. Lisa
11. Mandy
12. Marie
13. Mira
14. Samantha
15. Sarah
16. Uma

Hope you all join in with the sketch and the blog hop. Have a lovely Easter Sunday and hope you all have lots of yummy easter eggs. Yummy!

Friday 22 April 2011

Just Magnolia # 103

Happy Good Friday everyone. Well the weather has been kind again, another gorgeous sunny day here in Sheffield. Had a bit of a lazy day today, did the ironing early doors, potted up some plants and I've been in the craft room, doing some DT stuff. Just could'nt resist another Tilda though.

I've followed the fab sketch over at Just Magnolia

Rightyoh! I must dash, got to make the tea, my poor hubby has been painting the decking most of the day and he'll be starving.


Thursday 21 April 2011

The Sugar Bowl Sketch

Hi Folks, hope you've all had a lovely day in or out of the sun. Thanks for all the lovely comments about my tooth, it's a bit better today, taking painkillers and strangely enough, crafting helps. Who'd have thought it, eh? hehe!

I've made this to enter into The Sugar Bowl  challenge who have a great sketch to play with and the option of using buttons.
 I Love Promarkers anything goes.

Paisley Road papers
MS & Nellie S punches
Spellbinders dies
Card Candy
Buttons & pearls from stash

Wednesday 20 April 2011


Hi everyone, hope you are all ok and a big thank you for the lovely comments about Bradley. Yeah! he is a little cutie but then I am biased. :o)

Remember the tooth that has been giving me all the pain and costing a fortune in anti-biotics, well I've had it pulled this afternoon. Wowsers! it was a big'un. I feel ok at the mo' as it's still very numb but I could really do with a coffee. No hot drinks for a few hours. :o(

The gardens nearly finished too, one more coat of decking paint to do. Thank Goodness, spent 10 hours out there yesterday. I ache everywhere today, don't know how people do it for a living.

Anywhoo! I'm rambling.

 I've made this one to enter into LOTV Thursday Challenge whose theme is Happy Birthday.

Spellbinders floral doily motifs
Magnolia Doo Hickey die
Flowers & pearls from stash

Back later for a catch up. :o)

Monday 18 April 2011

Had an lovely day

Good evening everyone, we had a really great day today at Skipton. We went in the castle and although Bradley was a bit dubious as it was dark in places, he loved it. We also went on the canal barge and fed the ducky wacks. We even managed a little visit to Kanban, where I got some fab stamps and a box of lovely card & paper, so a good day all round. :o)

No card tonight, so thought I'd show you a pic of my little munchkin & his Mummy on the barge.

My luck seems to be holding too, as I've had another lovely win over at Totally Papercrafts
Thank You so much  to the lovely DT, I'm really chuffed.

Off to catch up before bed.

Sunday 17 April 2011

Just Magnolia # 102

Hi Folks, hope you are all well and happy especially now the sunshine is back.  Woohoo! We've been out in the garden all day, the plum slate is now down and the decking base is complete. Boy do my muscles know about it, I ache everywhere. Keep telling myself, it will be worth it.

Having the day off tomorrow and we're going to Skipton. It's a lovely day out, a castle, a canal barge and lovely little shops. My daughter Sam & grandson Bradley are coming, they're looking forward to it as they've never been.

I had an hour in the craftroom before anyone got up and made this to enter into Just Magnolia whose theme is Happy Birthday as it's their second birthday.

 I had some more good news yesterday, I won over at Sketch Saturday, Thank You again to the lovely DT. I have been so lucky the last couple of weeks.

Enough of my twaddle, off to link up and catch up with you all before The Walking Dead starts. I love it, those zombies are so scarey.

Saturday 16 April 2011

Little Claire's Challenge #5

Hi eveveryone, hope you are all ok and having a great weekend. Had some lovely sunshine today, good job really as we've been doing the garden. Me & hubby have laid a tonne of purple slate today, only two more tonnes to go.

We have a really fab challenge for you over at Little Claires.
Animals, make a card with at least 1 animal on. For my card I used a gorgeous Little Claire's digi stamp, 3 Monkeys. There are actually  3 different  little cuties on the image, two ickle monkey girls and one ickle monkey boy, so amazing value for £1.  

There is a really super prize up for grabs.

Ooh! yummy prima flowers and a pretty selection of papers.
 Promarkers and gorgeous Little Claire's stamps.

Hope you will all join in for this fab challenge and whilst you're there, check out the gorgeous designs from my lovely teamies.

Friday 15 April 2011

Sketch & Stash top 3

Hi folks, hope you are all well, can't believe it's Friday already. Times flies and all that.

I'm really chuffed to bits as I came top 3 at Sketch & Stash challenge 58. Thanks again Sketch & Stash team. :o)

I've made this one to enter into their latest challenge, this is a really lovely sketch to play with.

I have had this gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp for a while and this is the first time I've inked her up. Naughty Naughty!

I used: Sugar Nellie, Fingers Crossed
Kanban patterned card
Spellbinders dies
Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansador
Craftwork card sentiment
Ribbon and pearls from stash

I'm entering this into Sketch and Stash Challenge 59

Off to make some tea. Back to catch up with you all later.


Thursday 14 April 2011

It's not my birthday...

... but I recieved a wonderful box of goodies this morning. The blog candy I won from Lyndsey and wow! it's all so yummy.

Thank You again Lyndsey. :o)

I could'nt resist having a little play straight away.

I used a very cute stamp out of my lovely new stash. It's a Ladybug Crafts ink, Ruby Fairies stamp.

I also used: free mag papers
Spellbinders circles, scallop circles and heart circles.
Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansador
MS & Woodware punches
Craftwork cards sentiment
Ribbon and gaems from stash

The sketch I followed is one of Lyndsey's and there are loads of fab ones over at her sketch blog  Lora Crafts. Whilst your there check out the brilliant tutorials.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Sketch Saturday #150

Hi Folks, hope everyone's ok and those of you who are off work for the easter hols are having a lovely relaxing and very crafty time. I want to say Hi, Welcome & Thank You to my lovely new followers. I would love to visit you too but some of your blogs are'nt showing on your profile. So could you leave a comment and I will catch up with you that way.

Who's pinched the sun? It's a bit chilly here today and there's no sunshine. Oh well I wasn't going out, there's a pile of ironing with my name on it.

I made this to enter into Sketch Saturday who have a great sketch to play with.

I used Hippie Love. (One of my lovely Mothers Day pressies)
MS Punch
Free mag papers
Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador
Buttons & ribbon from stash

Monday 11 April 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight

Over at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight we have a fab new challenge for you this fortnight. Make a card for a teenage boy.

I always used to shy away from male cards especially teenagers  but I've found the more you make the easier they are.

I used a gorgeous Someoddgirl digi image that was a freebie a while back. How cute is he? The papers are DCWV. I've coloured this little dude in with Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador. I used Spellbinders Labels 11, which I extented as it wasn't quite long enough. The letters are from a Sizzix alphabet die set and I then embossed them.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart punch and a strip of DCWV paper layered over the top. I then added a couple of stars cut with Spellbinders Stars Nesties, a stamped Birthday and a brad from my stash.

Our prize for this is a set of 4 American Crafts Mini Marks rub ons which are...

Jack Jr (blue)
Jack Jr Sidekicks (blue)
Frank (white)
Frank Sidekicks (white)

These include handy rub on letters, numbers, phrases and accents useful for cardmaking, scrapbooking and journalling.

We would love you to join us for this one and whilst you're over there check out my lovely teamies amazing creations.


Sunday 10 April 2011

Totally Papercrafts #61

Hi folks,hope your all well and enjoying the weekend.

Well the weather is certainly gorgeous. Got loads of washing done, had a couple of hours in the craftroom and been to B&Q to order some decking. We're doing the bottom part of the back garden next weekend. Had a lovely surprise when we went to order it, B&Q had 20% off everything so we saved over £80. A good day all round!

I made this to enter into: Totally Papercrafts who have a fab sketch to follow.

I used: Pollycraft image
DCWV papers
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Spellbinders stars
Craftwork card candy
Buttons from stash

Saturday 9 April 2011

The Sugar Bowl, Purple & Green

I'm a bit late tonight, so will keep it short and sweet as I want to have a nosey round before I go to bed.

I've used my favourite sassy for this one and followed a fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl who also have a lovely colour theme of purple & green.

Hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend.


Friday 8 April 2011

Just Magnolia # 101

Hi there folks. Hope you're all ok and enjoyed another lovely day, I could really get used to this sunshine.

I've broke up from work today for the easter hols, Woohoo! mmm... what will I find to do with myself?

I've had another lovely surprise too, I've won Lorraine's gorgeous blog candy. Thanks again Lorraine I am so chuffed to bits to have won.

I've followed a lovely sketch over at Just Magnolia for this one. I'm entering this into their challenge.

I used: Magnolia Tilda
K& Co papers
Spellbinders dies
Woodware & MS punches
Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador
Papermania Brad maker
Ribbon & flowers from stash

I'm off to munch on a yummy pizza that hubby's fetched home and will be back to link up and catch up with your fab blogs.

Thursday 7 April 2011

LOTV peach & green

Good evening everyone, another beautiful day today, fingers crossed it carries on.

Hope you all managed to watch Steve from Little Claire's this morning on Create & Craft. He did a great job demoing the new stamp sets. I recorded it as I was at work and it was so lovely to see all the DT samples.

I have inked up one of the LOTV cuties I got at Harrogate. Ooh! how I love these little darlings.

I'm entering this into LOTV Thursday Challenge who want to see peach & green.

Rightyoh! I'm off for a quick bath then going to have a couple of hours catching up with you all.


Wednesday 6 April 2011

Little Claire's Bistro

Good Evening folks, hope you're all well and have had a lovely spring day. After a dull start here, it turned out to be a glorious day.

The cards below are a final sneak peek of the gorgeous stamp sets that Steve from Little Claire's is bringing to Create & Craft tomorrow at 11 am. Hope you can all tune in and watch him doing his fab demo's.

I have loved every minute working with all of the fab stamp sets from Little Claire's they are all really versatile, the Room With A View sets are so unique and I am already planning what I'm going to do next. These are all made using Little Claire's Bistro set.

 How cute is the little topiary tree?

Before I go, I had a lovely surprise last night. I was lucky enough to win Lyndsey's yummy blog candy.
Thank You so much Lynsey, I'm thrilled to bits.

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