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Wednesday 31 August 2011

Lil' Miss Poppy

Hi Folks, hope you're all well. I've been in the craftroom for the last couple of days making samples and prepping demo's for Little Claire's, for the GNPE show at Harrogate. Ooh! I'm so excited. :o)

My craftroom now looks like a bomb site as I have had everything out, I start off with good intentions of tidying as I go, but it does'nt last long. So now I have only a foot square on the table to work on and most of the floor is covered in papers and stuff. So as soon as I've done this I'm going to have a tidy up, before I start again.

I'm back at work tomorrow, can't believe 6 weeks has passed by. I have'nt done half of the things I had planned to do, a huge clear out of the cupboards & drawers being one. Mmm! what have I been doing? hehe!

I've made this one to enter into BnW a really lovely sketch, with the addition of your fave shape. Mine is butterfly as I have loads of dies, punches etc. of them.

I used: BnW Lil' Miss Poppy
Back to basics papers
MS punches
Spellbinders & Stampin' Up dies
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Ribbon, flowers & gems from stash

I'm also entering it into: Bearly Mine flowers, flowers, flowers

Rightho! I must go and sort out my mess.



Monday 29 August 2011

Back to school

Good morning folks, hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday and the weather is being kind to you. I've had a lie in this morning and hopefully we are going to nip out somewhere later, not sure where. So short and sweet from me as I'm going to get ready.

I used: LOTV image & sentiment
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
K& co papers
Stampin' up die
MS punch

I followed a Willow Sketchie  sketch
I'm also entering it into: Stamp Something back to school
Totallypapercrafts back to school
Paperplay Challenges back to school
DYSU just for boys & men

Rightyho! I'm off to have a shower, will be back later for a catch up.

Have a great day whatever you're upto.

Sunday 28 August 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 70, Claire's sketch

Good morning folks, hope you are all well and enjoying the bank holiday weekend.

We have a really lovely sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp for you to play with designed by my lovely teamie Claire.

Here's my card for the challenge.

I used a LOTV image
MME papers ( I think )
Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Stampin up tag punch
Popcorn bear sentiments
Spellbinders & Marianne D dies
Ribbon & rose from stash

Our sponsor this week is Crafts 4 Eternity and one lucky winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice from their online shop.

Hope you will join us for this one, I'm looking forward to checking out your lovely creations.

Right I better show willing and do some cleaning up will be back later for a catch up.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

It's Christmas!!!!

Good evening folks, how are you all doing? Wednesday already! Where does the time go? I've been to the dentist today expecting to have a tooth out and he temporary filled it instead. He said it will definately have to come out but he wanted to make it last a bit longer. I was quite pleased, although I did have loads for dinner thinking I would'nt be able to eat for a while. Oh well! hehe!

I made a card this afternoon using a stamp that I got from the Kanban factory shop at Shipley ages ago. I forgot I bought it along with some others so it was a nice surprise when I found them.

I used: Kanban stamp
Spectrun Noirs & Derwent pencils
Papers from scrap pile, can't remember what they are.
Sentiment from Brenda Pinnock scrapbook kit
Marianne D & Go Kreate dies
Ribbon & gems fromstash
B& M glitter snow (from last year, got loads left)
Glamour dust

I'm entering it into : Divas by Design 'christmas in august'
Whilst I was checking out there new challenge I was tickled pink to see I was one of their top 3. Thanks again ladies. It made my day.

I had another lovely surprise last night too when I visited my lovely blog buddy Claire's Blog. She has given me this lovely award.

Thank You so much Claire, I'm chuffed to bits with it but more so I have loved following your fab blog and seeing all your gorgeous creations. :o)

I'm off to link up and then going to have a catch up, hope you all have a fab evening.

Update: back with an unbelievable offer from Little Claire's. They are retiring some stamps and are now only £1.60 each. WOW!!!!! Go and check out the Sale  for these amazing bargains.

Tuesday 23 August 2011


Hi again, well I managed to get the washing done, tidied up and even got round to making a card. Oh! I have missed my stamps and pens whilst I was away, although had a really fab time with my lovely hubby Wayne. We ended up going to Lincoln for the day where we did The Castle, Cathederal, Bishops Palace and then the ghost walk. Some shopping in between. We then had 3 days in Blackpool with our friends Jo & Paul, where we did loads of pubs! :o) Then yesterday we went to Matlock with our daughter Sam and Bradley, our Grandson. We all had the most lovely day, played on the old fashioned slots, had a yummy chippy dinner and played on the park.

Bradly & his Grandad walking over the wobbly bridge to the pirate ship.

Hope you all have had a really great weekend too, there's nothing better than spending time with family is there?

Anyhoo! here's the card I made earlier:

I used: BnW Elizabeth Bell 'Sisters'
K& co & Serif papers
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Whimsey ticket stamp & die
Marriane D dies
Scrim, ribbon, flowers & dew drops from stash

I followed a fab sketch over at Sketch Saturday
and I'm also entering it into BnW 'anything goes'

Hope you all have a really lovely afternoon, will be back later for a HUGE catch up. :o)

Free Stamps

Hi folks, I'm back from my little holiday and although I have'nt got a card to show you, thought I would tell you about a fab give away over at Little Claire's. All you need to do is choose which is your fave colour combo from the two gorgeous cards designed by our lovely Helen and 5 lucky people chosen at random will win 'Most wonderful time of the year' stamp.

Oh! and whilst you're there check out a sneak peek of one of the cards we will be making at the breakfast workshops at GNPE at Harrogate 10th & 11th September. I'm really looking forward to it. If you would like to book a place for this check out Little Claire's where there is a link to book.

Off to do some washing and hopefully make something to share with you later. Hope you all have a lovely day.

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Princess Tilda

Good Afternoon everyone. How are you all? Hope the weather has been kind to you and you've had a good day.

Me & Hubby took our two cats to the vets this morning for their jabs. Saffie took it all in her stride and was'nt at all bothered by the whole thing but Ely cried from the second we put him in the carrier and all way there. When we got in the vets he wailed so much he set this huge dog of too. You can imagine the racket they were making, I felt really sorry for the poor receptionists.  We had to prise him out of the carrrier when we went in to see the vet. Then it was over & done with in two minutes, all that fuss and bother. He is a right old whingy bum.

I made a card to enter into : Totally Tilda who's theme is 'Fit for a Princess'

Rightyoh! I'm off to tidy up my mess, will catch you all tonight, I'm having a long blogging session as we are going away for a few days tommorrow. Although I am soooo looking forward to it I will miss my craftroom & visiting you all.

Tuesday 16 August 2011


Hi folks how's it going? Just a quickie with a heads up about an amazing bargain.

Over at Little Claires there is another Tuesday Bargain.

Just look at the amount of yummy stash for just a FIVER.

Today's bargain offer includes:

'Let it Snow' Stamp

4 Sheets 6 x 6 Dark Blue Bazzill Card

4 Sheets 6 x6 Bluebell Bazzill Card

4 Sheets 6 x 6 Snowflakes on Dark Blue Paper

4 Sheets 6 x 6 Dark Blue Gingham Paper

1 Sheet Christmas Greetings Stickers incl: 'Let it Snow' 'Have a wonderful Christmas' 'To someone very special this Christmas' 'Most wonderful time of the year' 'Peace' 'Joy' 'Love' 'Happy Christmas'

1 Sheet Sticker containing images of Reindeer, Snowman, Westie, Polar Bear & Cub, text & Snowflake borders

1 Sheet Sticker containing Polar Bear & Penguin, Snowman & Robin, Folk Snowman, Text, Holly Border & Bauble Border

1m Blue Gingham Ribbon

Asst. Blue 'Candi'

2 Sheets 24 assorted Die-Cut Greetings

It's only available until 12pm tomorrow so head on over to the SALE section and grab yourself a bargain.

Monday 15 August 2011

Swing Time

Good Morning everyone, hope you're all ok, the sun is really trying it's best to come out here so it looks like it might be a lovely day.

I've been very lucky this morning. I won a stamp over at BnW and came top 3 at Sketch and Stash. Thank You again to both DT's. What a lovely start to a new week. :o)

Hubby has two weeks off so we will be going on some lovely days out, ooh! I can't wait. I really enjoy toddling off together, although I loved taking the kids out when they were younger, it's great to visit places that they thought were 'boring' and take our time doing so.

Anyhoo! here's my card :

I followed a really gorgeous sketch over at Willow Sketchie Challenge
I'm also entering it into LOTV thank you
The Craftypad cute & girly

I used: LOTV Swing Time & sentiment
K & co papers
Marianne D & Spellbinders dies
Spectrum Noir's & Derwent pencils
Ribbon, flowers & pearls from stash

Hope you all have a great day will catch up later.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #68 Sarah's Sketch

Hi Folks, how's your Sunday going? Good, I hope. I'm still in my pj's, we had a lie in this morning as we were at my friends bbq till late. Had a lovely time and the weather was kind to us. :o)

It's time for another challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and the fab sketch we have for you all to play with has been designed by our lovely Sarah.

Here's my card made using it :

The cute digi image is one of the lovely ones the DT were given to work with by our lovely sponsor.

The prize for the winner is a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store.

I'm really looking forward to checking out your lovely creations using our sketch, so I  hope you will join us.

Before I go  I thought I'd give you a little update on the cat that has been abandoned near my daughter's house. Well the RSPCA put out a cage and the little devil managed to eat the food which triggered the door to shut and then she somehow pulled the wire door pulley and get herself out. If only she knew that they were trying help her. Bless her. 

Off to get dressed, ooh! I am a lazy piece today. Hope you have a lovely Sunday afternoon.Will catch you all later. 


Saturday 13 August 2011

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge # 12 Wedding/Anniversary

Good Morning everyone, is that the sun peeping out of the rain clouds? Hope so, as we are going to my friends BBQ later.

We have a really fab challenge for you over at Little Claires, the theme is Wedding/Anniversary and there is a really gorgeous prize up for grabs for the lucky winner.

Here's my card :

 I used: Butterfly Tree from Little Claire's
K& co papers
MS & McGill punches
Spectrum Noir's
Cheery Lyn die's
Ribbon & flowers from stash

Hope you will join us and whilst you're over there, check out my very lovely & talented teamies gorgeous creations.

Hope you all have a really great Saturday.

Friday 12 August 2011


Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well.

I ended up at the docs this morning, had to have a needle and antibiotics. Long story, will try & make it shorter. My daughter's neighbour moved house a week ago and left two cats, (one of which is old & poorly), yes, just left them outside the house! Grrr!!!

Sam, my daughter has been feeding them and also phoned the RSPCA, who have had trouble catching them. The younger one has moved on as Sam has'nt seen him since Monday. The older one just sits on the window looking in the house, bless her.  So we thought we might be able to take her to the RSPCA ourselves as she's been coming to Sam when she feeds her. We managed to get her into the box but she soon realised what was happening and used my wrist as a means of clawing her way out and then ran off. She has come back but the RSPCA are going to put a cage out to try to get her and Sam is going to keep feeding her.

Sooo! I ended up with an infected wrist where she'd dug her claws in. 

But if I could get my hands on the woman that left them.................Grrr!!!

Anyhoo! Here's my card I made today.

I used: a Mo Manning image
K & co papers
Spectrum Noirs & Derwent pencils
Whimsy Stamps postage stamp & die
Marriane D dies
Mcgill punch
Flowers & dewdrops from stash

I'm entering it into: Samuel Taylors sketch challenge
KB Cute Monday anything goes, with a digi image



Thursday 11 August 2011

Feeling Blue?

Good afternoon folks, well the weather here can't decide what to do just as well I've got loads of H***** W*** to do. :o(

Whilst I was having a little mooch round blog land I saw that Maria Therese had created a gorgeous sketch to play along with at The Sugar Bowl. I then started to think that I had'nt coloured up a Sassy for ages soooo.... I took a little break from the cleaning and made this card.

I used: Hippy Love
First Edition Up Up & Away papers
MS & McGill  punches
Stampin'up emb folder
Whimsy Stamps postage stamp & die
Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Flowers, fibre & pearls from stash

I'm entering it into : The Sugar Bowl Sketch and use blue
Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes
DYSU Emboss it

Ooh! before I go, I had a lovely win yesterday over at Moving Along With the Times
Thanks Again to the  DT ladies. I'm chuffed to bits.

Rightyoh! back to the grind stone lol!

Will catch you later, have a great day whatever you're upto.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Happy Birthday Bunny!

Hi folks, how are you all?  I hope that you and your love ones are all safe and sound. What is this world coming to?

I've had a couple of hours in the craftroom, supposedly sorting out my stamps in to some kind of order, so I can find stuff easily BUT I got a little sidetracked with a LOTV bunny wabbit. Hehe!

I used: Go Kreate, Spellbinder's and Marriane D dies
MS punch
Spectrum Noir's ( still lovin' em, nah! lovin' em more!  )
Tumbled glass distress inks
Cosmic shimmer aqua twinkles
Ribbon & flowers from stash

I'm entering this into : Moving Along With The Times 'don't be square'
A Spoon Full of Sugar 'Happy Birthday'
Anything Goes 'Happy Birthday'
Tuesday Throwdown 'Birthday'
Divas by Design 'Birthdays'

Off to make a start on the sort out and going to my Daughter's for tea, yummy tuna pasta bake mmm!
Will be back later for a good ole' mooch around.

Take care and hope you have a really lovely evening.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Pollycraft Recycle

Hi everyone, just a quick one from me as Hubby has the day off so we off out, not sure where.
I've made todays card to enter into Pollycraft challenge who's theme is to recycle. I used some Papermania packaging (the pink snowflake paper) that came with a packet of stickers and the snowflakes and tiny bow were all off a gift tag from last Xmas, I have loads of bits & bobs like this, I'm sure we all do.

I also used: Pollycraft image
GoKreate & Spellbinders dies
Spectrum Noirs and Derwent pencils for her cheeks
Glamour Dust
Stampin' up Tag punch & sentiment
MS punch
Ribbon & gems from stash

Hope you all have a really lovely afternoon, catch you later.

Sunday 7 August 2011

Got My Feet Up

Good afternoon everyone, how all you all? hoping that you are all well and enjoying the weekend. I'm sat with my feet up veg-ing out on the settee. We've had our little grandson Bradley for a sleep over and he has had us both running round in circles, we've had a great time but boy he sure has worn us out. So for the next couple of hours I'm sat here, busy doing nothing, lol!

I used: LOTV stamp
K& Co papers
Spellbinders & Nellie S dies
Whimsy stamps sentiment & die, I first saw these on Lou's blog, are'nt they cute?
Spectrum Noirs, Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Ribbon, pearls and flowers from stash
Broken China Distress ink

I'm entering this into: Willow Sketchie Challenge

Righyoh! I'm off to link up and do some blogging.

Friday 5 August 2011

One Tilda, three challenges

Good Afternoon folks, been quite busy today, done some washing, cleaning, a BIG shop ( was a bit old Mother Hupboard in our house) and now I'm in the craftroom doing some DT stuff waiting for the Gilmore Girls to come on. I have seen each episode loads of times but I just love it.

I want to say a BIG HELLO and WELCOME to my lovely new followers , I'm chuffed to bits that you have chosen to follow me. Thank You so much, if I have'nt done so already, I will be visiting you soon.

I've made this one to enter into:
Totally Tilda who want to see: pearls, swirls, ribbon & lace
Just Magnolia anything goes with the option of glitter

I used: Magnolia Tilda
Papermania Rose Garden papers
MS PATP punches
Spellbinders & Cottage Kutz dies
Spectrum Noir's & Derwent pencils
LOTV sentiment
Glamour Dust
Ribbon, lace, pearls & flowers from stash.

I hope you all have a great afternoon,whatever your upto, hopefully a little crafting involved. :o)

Catch you all later.

Thursday 4 August 2011

Red Gingham Xmas

Good Morning folks, hope you are all happy and well. Well the weather is a little different today, we've had some rain but it's still quite warm.

I have some Christmas cards to show you made using Red Gingham Designs stamps available from Little Claire's

I really love these gorgeous stamps and had lots of fun making Xmas cards with them.

I'm really chuffed to bits this morning as I've come top 3 at LOTV. Thank You so much to the lovely DT, my blog will wear the LOTV banner with pride and a huge smile.

Right I'm off , got H**** W*** to do. :o(

Catch you all later.

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Guess what I've been upto?

Yep! I've been colouring. I just cannot put these new pens down, I love them.

Another one just using the Spectrum Noir's, no pencils.

I'm entering this one into: Sketch Saturday a really great sketch & Crafters Companion who's theme is glitter & glitz. (hope you can see the glitter ok  )

Rightyoh! I really must go, got to fetch in the washing and make some tea.

Hope you all have a really great evening and I will catch up with your lovely blogs later. :o)

Sketch & Stash#67

Good Morning everyone, another sunny day ahead. Hope you are all having some lovely weather too. It certainly makes you feel good. It's great to have a good run of it, reminds me of Summer's when I was a kid. I remember the six week hols being sunny from start to finish and spent most of it outdoors riding my bike. Or ist that just me remembering the good days?

I spent a couple of hours yesterday playing with the Spectrum Noir's and the verdict is, I love 'em. The light colours are so gorgeous and they blend so well. I am having so much fun with them. :o)

I made this one to enter into Sketch and Stash and have only used Spectrum Noir's to colour it, no pencils, very unusual for me but I was interested to see what it would look like. I know it's not perfect and I need more practice but I'm really happy with the result.

Rightyoh! I'm off to hang out the washing, then maybe a spot of colouring. Hehe! Hope you all have a lovely day and I will catch up later.  :o)

Also going to enter into BnW  who's theme is 'so girly'

Thank You **Vicki** for the heads up about this, you are a sweetie. :o)

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Little Claire's August Club Stamp

Good Evening folks. Ooh! it's been a bit hot and sticky today, don't want to moan too much though as at least we are having some Summer.

It's club stamp time again over at Little Claire's. and the set for August is so beautiful. It has a gorgeous rose harbour, a pretty little girl, a beautiful rose corner and a fab sentiment.

If you would like to join the Little Claire's stamp club you can do so Here. Each month you will recieve a stamp set, materials to make a card and also fab design sheets.


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