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Monday, August 31, 2009

More News!!!

I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Crafty Angels DT. Check out their fabby shop...Crafty Angels. We will be having regular challenges on the Blog so keep your eyes open...there may even be some candy on offer.

The other lovely DT members are...


Well, I have to not brilliant, but we are going to the beach true Brit style.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Anyone for Anya? #2 "A Sketch"

As I mentioned earlier in the week I was asked by DawnyP to join the Anyone for Anya? Design Team, and this week is my first challenge. Dawny has created a fab sketch for you all to follow, you can find it HERE. So for my card I chose one of the Rain Snow Shine Anya's and coloured her with Copics using the following colours...
Skin = E00/E000/E11/R20
Hair = C1/C3/C5/C7/C9
Clothes = R20/R22R59
Boots = C1/C3/C5/C7
To make the fur and muff look furry I have used some Liquid Pearls in a white colour...and I love the effect. The papers are all October Afternoon "Good Cheer" and I have layered them with some DCWV cardstock. Finally I added some SEI ribbon a glittery foam snowflake that I got from Hobbycraft, a heart pin and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards that I have layered with my SU oval and scalloped oval punches.

I am so pleased to have joined the Anyone For Anya? DT, and I do hope you will play along with us this week....remember you don't need to use Anya, you can use any of The Greeting Farm stamps....if you are in the UK there are now plenty

Saturday, August 29, 2009

We are away!!!

This morning we left my Dad's in Surrey for a weeks holiday in Looe, Cornwall. After a 6am start and a stop for brekkie, we finally arrived at 11.30 this morning. We have bought my Dad with us and also my Niece Hannah. Georgia & Hannah seem to want to do everything in the first day/evening....although they crashed out this evening just after 9.3opm.

When we arrived at Looe Bay caravan park we found out that our booking had been upgraded and we have been given a newer and much nicer caravan (double glazed and central heating to name a few extras) and to be honest with the look of the weather forecast it looks like we may well be needing it...LOL

Last year we were unable to use our 3G mobile broadband dongle, but I decided to bring it again this year just incase...and would you believe it because we are at the back of the site and slightly higher with no trees...I can use it....YAY ME. So here I am blogging as the girls are sleeping and the men are in the bar drinking beer....a womans work is never done.

So I do have a very limited stash with me in the caravan (I couldn't not have something to colour...LOL) so may well make something during the week, although I will have things to show you tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday....I was super busy before I left...LOL

I will be back tomorrow to show you my first Anyone for Anya? DT until then...night night.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Magnolia Fall Club Kit

While searching around the net this evening I came across a pic of the new Magnolia Fall Kit.....aren't they cute. I especially love the Tilda with the big wooden spoon and also the half apple.

I didn't order them (or the last kit for that matter), so will be buying just the ones I

Cute Card Thursday "New Beginnings!"

This week over on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog our theme is "New Beginnings!". We want to see your new baby, new home, new job, new long as it celebrates something new.

We are sponsored this week by Merrigan of Bee-Crafty Digital Downloads, we also have a member of her DT Dei joining us this week, and also Amy our Guest DT for the next couple of it is all going on over on the CCT sure to come over and join us.

For my card I have used one of my Pink Gem Designs stamps and coloured it with Copics using the following colours....

Skin - E000/E00/R20
Hair - YR31
Blanket - BG000/BG10/BG11/BG13
Ducks - YR31

The papers are all Dream Street "Forget me Not" and I have layered them with DCWV cardstock. I have kept the card pretty simple and just used my Nestabilities on the DCWV cardstock to create the frame around the image, and my "Swiss Dot" embossing folder to create texture. I have also used some Fancy Pants ribbon and finally a Craftwork Cards "Congratulations!" sentiment.

Come over and join in the fun with us again this week.

And the winner is.....

As promised, the winner of my Mini Pizza Box full of embellishments as chosen by was #45....Lisa aka Allissa. Lisa please email me your address before 5pm today so that I can get your prize in the post before I go on holiday.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter my candy.....I will have another one running while I am holiday....2 sets of stamps...think The Greeting Farm, need I say more.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another Giveaway...BLOG CANDY NOW CLOSED

Just feast your eyes on all these yummy fact here is a mini pizza box stuffed with a little of all my faves.....heart pins, pearl pins, leaf pins, safety pins, clips, charms, bead spacers, bead caps & jingle me it is so yummy. There are over 100 pins including approx 75 heart ones....I even wrapped it in yummy purple tissue paper.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave me a comment, and it would be lovely if you chose to spread the word for me... I will post worldwide, so location is not an issue.

This candy will run until Wednesday 26th August 11.59 BST, when I will use to pick a's as simple as that.

So leave me a comment and join in.

More News!!!!

I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to join the Anyone for Anya? challenge blog DT. Sadly one of the DT members was unable to take on the commitment and Dawny asked whether I would like to join the DT....well I hesitated for all of a nano second and then said HECK YES!

So from next week you will see me onboard as a full DT would have seen me anyway as I was going to be a Guest DT for the next two weeks...but now you have to put up with me for longer....LOL

Thanks Dawny for asking me...ya know I love my Anya's!

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge "Teen Terrors!"

This week over on Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog our theme is "Teen Terrors!". We want to see your teen theme ATC's. Now most of the other DT members had opted for boy I decided to take the girl terror option. I decided to use one of the new Greeting Farm Miss Anya's (Dressy Set), and also the Magnolia "brickwall" stamp. I have coloured all the images with my Copics and added some Stickles Glitter Glue in "black diamond. The sentiment was done using my ATB tape writer.

I will have some more news to share with you later today, and don't forget to check out my Blog Candy, which will end this evening at 11.59pm BST.

Have a fab day....even if like me you have a sky full of grey!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fab news to share....

Today I received an email from Tracy @ Squiggle Stamps asking if I would be interested in becoming a member of her Design Team...and I am very pleased to announce that I said.....YES!

I'm so excited to be working along side some very talented crafters and can't wait for my first package of rubber to land on my door mat, so I can start to play. Squiggle Stamps are a small UK based stamp company launched in Summer 2009, and carry a unique range of cute and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators.

Make sure you add the Squiggle Stamps new blog to your blog list, I have insider infomation that there's is gonna be an official launch of the blog on September 1st, with maybe some yummy candy going too.

And here is a list of all the new Design Team Members...

I am delighted to have the following 5 amazingly talented crafters on the Squiggle Stamps Design Team

Karen -

Jenny -

Tara -

Tracy -

Caz - - Me

Anyone for Anya's #1 "Sugar & Spice"

This week is the first challenge over on Anyone for Anya's, and it will come as no surprise that I have joined in....I think I own most of the Anya stamps...with a few exception. I remember back when I first saw them in September 2008...all new and shiny. I placed my first order and eagerly awaited their arrival from the US...and almost a year later and everyone else has fallen in love and they are everywhere...and I still love them.

So back to the challenge, Dawny and the team have set a theme of "Sugar & Spice". So for my card I used one of the new Dressy Miss Anya's and she has been coloured with Copics. The cute papers are also all by The Greeting Farm, and I used my Martha Stewart Valentine Lace border punch to create the heart edge. I finally added a sentiment by Craftwork Cards layered using my SU oval and scalloped oval punches, and I used my Nestabilities to layer Miss Anya...all finished off with a few blossoms from my stash held with spacers and brads.

I have also borrowed the lovely sketch #65 provided over on Sketch Saturday this week....I love a good sketch.

Thanks to both the DT of Anyone for Anya's and Sketch Saturday for the inspiration.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

And the winner is.......

OK, so it is time to announce the winner of the two LLB paper pads....random org came back with that is....Jenny!

Jenny could you please email me your address (there is a link to my email to the right) and I will get these off to you.

I have another giveaway for tomorrow.....a Mini Pizza Box full of embellies I love to use...pearl pins, heart pins, leaf pind, charms, clips, spacers, bead caps, really is a little treasure box. I will be back tomorrow with a picture.

Friday Sketchers #66

Here is a card I made last night using this weeks sketch over on Friday Sketchers. The main image is another of the cute new Stamping Bella "Ketto" range, this one is called "Phoebe Ketto". I have coloured her with my Copics and layered her using my Nestabilities. The patterned papers are all from the DCWV "The Green Stack" and I have layered them with Bazzill cardstock. I have also added some Anita's ribbon and various flowers (inc some from from my stash and all finished off with a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

Thanks to the Friday Sketchers for their fab inspiration and also to the super talented Carole for her sketch.

Stamping Bella Ketto Stamps

I got these super cute Stamping Bella stamps on Friday from Stampeze...via Marlene who went and collected them for me...thanks Hun. They are so cute and diddy, that I couldn't resist inking them up and making a card.

I have used "Charlotte Ketto" and I coloured her (carefully, she is small) with my Copics and cut and layered using my Nestabilities. I have used some yummy MME "Bloom & Grow" papers layered with Coredinations cardstock. I also added a scrap of ribbon, a pin and some flowers held with a spacer and Doodlebug sugar coated brad all from my stash. The sentiment has been created using a die-cut from Craftwork Cards layered up using my oval and scalloped oval punches from Stampin' Up. Georgia thinks this stamp looks like her...and I even coloured her with "yellow" (blonde) hair...just like Georgia.

Still working on moving my stash back into my Craft Room. Progress is slow and steady, but progress is being made and I am tidying the space up as I go....fingers crossed it will be finished by Tuesday/Wednesday (before I am on holiday).

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Quick Giveaway...

Please email me your address Jenny in Honolulu.

I have a couple of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen 6x6 paper pads, "Venaissance" and "Retro Rose", to give away. Leave me a comment and I will use to pick a winner on Sunday evening....
Look at these cuties that I just ordered from All That Scraps... aren't they adorable. I especially love the girl in hair rollers and holding a mug of coffee. The set are called Kiki La Rue, and are a limited if you like them, grab them while you can.

Today I have a weekend visitor...David's Mum, Pam. Georgia and I are also getting our haircut this afternoon in preparation for our holiday...yay, only a week to go now.....which means it is almost the end of the school holidays....just two weeks left.

I am still sorting my craft room...and slowly getting there, will have lots to get rid of, some for sale and some as giveaways. I am also going to do a Blog Candy while I am on holiday....I have some Greeting Farm Anya stamps...maybe even a set of Miss Anya's and a Wild Sprout too!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge #1

Here is a card I made using the sketch over on the newly relaunched Basic Grey Challenges. For my card I decided to use the new "June Big" papers layered with some midnight blue (not it's proper colour name) Bazzill. I used one of my Gorjuss Girls by Sugar Nellie which has been coloured with my Copics. I also used some random ribbon and flowers, with the centre flower coming from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a sentiment by Craftwork Cards....I really love the foiled die-cut classy.

Last night my friend Lyns and I went to the cinema to see "The Ugly Truth" with Gerard Butler & Katherine Heigl, and it was fab, I loved it...definately one I will buy when it comes out on DVD....I even impressed Lyns by recognising Natasha Beddingfield's voice in one of the tracks in the film....we had to stay to watch the credits to see if I was right...LOL Hmmmm Gerard Butler was yummy, and so funny...strange accent but I can forgive him....he is a Brit.

Next week on Orange Wednesday we are going to see "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock (one of my fave Actresses).

Cute Card Thursday "Lazy Dayz!"

This week over on Cute Card Thursday we have a theme of "Lazy Dayz!". We want to see your summer inspired cards/projects. We are also joined again by Guest DT Cathy, and sponsored this week by All That come on over and join in...the prize is your choice of 4 CC Designs Stamps....and they are so cute.

For my card I have used one of the new Miss Anyas, and she is coloured with Copics. The papers are all Basic Grey "Lemonade". I have added some ribbon from my stash and also some bling and created a sentiment in a tag using my punch and one of the Magnolia sentiment stamps. To finish off I have used my Nestabilities to create the scalloped oval for Miss Anya, and my EK Success swirl punch. I also created my own flower using circle punches, and then distress them, and they are held in place with a star brad.

Come over and join in this week......

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge "Cheers!"

This week over on the Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog our theme is "Cheers!", we want to see your ATC's with a drinks theme. For my ATC, I decided to use an acetate base. The tartan paper is from the Basic Grey "June Bug" 6x6 paper pad, and the images are by hAnglar & stAnglar, coloured with Copics. All I added was some bling and wording done with my ATB tape writer.

Come over and join us this week...we have two new DT members too.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dad's Birthday

Here is a card I made for my Dad's birthday (which was yesterday). I have used a stamp by Funstamps coloured with Copics. The papers are by Basic Grey "Granola". I kept it pretty simple by just adding some string and a few buttons from my stash, and finally finished with a sentiment by Craftwork Cards layered onto an oval and scalloped ival punched with my SU punches and attached using 3d foam. Mens cards are always so isn't so bad if they have a hobby, and you have a stamp for said hobby...Dad's hobbies don't have stamps...LOL He has always loved a that is why I think I bought this stamp many years ago...and I think I used it for the first time this year.

We took Dad out for dinner to celebrate and watched him in the garden back at my Sisters with his two grandaughters fussing over him, collecting this kisses from their cards....LOL...he did the same to Georgia back in May when he put kisses in her card and wanted to collect them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Sugar Bowl #17 Judy's Sketch

Here is a card I made last night using the sketch over on The Sugar Bowl, provided by Judy. For my card I used the free Sugar Nellie stamp that was on Craft Stamper back in cute is that owl. I have coloured him with Copics using the following colours...
Beak - Y38
Hearts - R46
Feathers - E31/E33/E35
Feet - E29

The papers are all by DCWV "The Green Stack" and I have layered them up and sanded the edges. The flowers are also handmade using scraps of the paper punched into circles, screwed up, and sanded...then to finish I added a button to the centre of each of them. I have also layered the main image using my oval nestabilities, and mounted the owl on 3d foam. Finally I added a sentiment by Craftwork Cards and layered it with my SU oval & scalloped oval punches and popped it onto 3d foam too.

Thanks Judy for a lovely sketch to work with, and to The Sugar Bowl DT for their fab inspiration.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sketch Saturday #64

I am on a roll today, here is a card I made using this weeks sketch over on Sketch Saturday. The main images are by Darkroom Door stamps and I coloured them with my Copics (well it was only one colour...LOL). I created the word background using the stamps in the tin. The background paper is by Rusty Pickle "Rock Star" and I used some Bazzill cardstock which I ran through my BigShot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder....I then inked it to grunge it up a bit. I also used my Nestabilities to cut the star shape. I have popped the guitar onto 3d foam to add some dimension, and added a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

This card was made to order for my friend Lynsey...infact she had already written in the card black before I made the card...she trusted me, and now I have posted it for her.... I am pleased with the final card, as it is very difficult to make male cards, especially when they are not men who have hobbies.

Thanks to the DT over on Sketch Saturday for their fabby inspiration.

Friday Sketchers #65 & Copic Colour Challenge #26

This week over on Friday Sketchers, Beatrix of Germany has provided the sketch. For my card I have used one of my new CC Designs stamps coloured using Copics...I have used the colours in this weeks challenge over on Copic Colour Challenge, R59 Cardinal, BG09 Blue Green & G99 Olive. The papers are October Afternoon "Detours" and I have layered them with Bazzill & DCWV cardstock. For the flowers I cut them from the paper and added a gem to their centres, and the leaves are made with my Woodware punch. I have finished off by adding a couple of buttons from my stash and a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

Thanks Beatrix for the sketch and to both DT's for their inspiration.

I am still busy today in my Craft Room trying to get it sorted....It will take me while to get it completely done as I need to be more ruthless about what I want to keep watching for some giveaways....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cute Card Thursday "At The Beach!"

This week over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog we have a theme, "At The Beach!". We want to see all your beach inspired cards. Our sponsor this week is Chelsea of Gurlee Girl Stamps, check out her stamps HERE. We are also joined by a Guest DT, Cathy. You can see Cathy's fab blog HERE.

For my card I have used an image that Chelsea sent to me, she is called Lexi and I have coloured her with my Copics. The papers are all by My Minds Eye "Bloom & Grow" and I have layered it with some Bazzill bling cardstock. I have added some flowers and bling from my stash and the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards. I have also used the lovely sketch over on A Spoon Full of Sugar provided my thanks to her and to the ASFOS DT for their inspiration.

Come on over to the CCT Blog and join in with us this could win one of these cute Gurlee Girl stamps.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge "All That Glitters!"

This week over on the Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge Blog we have a theme of "All that Glitters!", we want to see your sparkly ATC's. For mine I have used my new Birthday Anya that arrived yesterday (along with Dressy Miss Anya and the new Wild Sprouts...YAY) and I couldn't resist inking her up. I have coloured her with my Copics and added Stickles "Star Dust" glitter glue to her bow, cake icing, shoes and eyeshadow...she really is set to party. The papers are also from The Greeting Farm....and they are soooo lush. To finish off I added some KI Memories "Wild Thing" ribbon through a slot punched with my SU punch from the US, and also a "1" that is a glitter thicker and finally some Basic Grey "Opaline's" in brown.

I am loving this new Anya, she is just sooo useable.

Why not pop over and join in this week....and every week.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Today has been.....

Operation Clean Up My Craft Room... For almost a year my Office/Craft Room has become a dumping ground for anything anyone couldn't find a home much so that I was unable to craft in my stash (or as DH calls it.....Cr*p) has been slowly making it's way downstairs and never making it's way back up there. So today I decided that enough was enough and I am reclaiming my space. Now this is no easy task and it always looks so much worse before it gets better, at the moment I have just broken the back of so much worse.

Georgia is in her element though as she has inherited enough craft materials to keep her busy for the next couple of years....LOL. I am hoping that tomorrow will get things back to useable, and then I will just be sorting what I know I will use from things I might not use...the never pile is what I gave Georgia....LOL

I think I will certainly have some wooden stamps to sell, plus a Making Memories Toolkit, Cuttlebug, Quickutz Red Handle, and a Quickutz Revolution. I will need to make some money to buy me some more storage solutions....LOL, although finally I have managed to fit some cubes from Storage 4 Crafts that I was given by a lovely lady on UKScrappers that I bought some of the trollies that hold Artbins at least that saved me some cash....I can feel a trip to Ikea coming on...I need something to from hang my punches on the wall, and I know just the products (thanks to Marlene), and another chair and a new blind for the window.

The Sugar Bowl #10 Marlene's Sketch

There is a fab sketch by Marlene over on The Sugar Bowl...with the added option of "Doodlebug". For my card I have used one of last years Elisabeth Bell Christmas Stamps coloured with Copics using the following colours...

Skin - E00/E11/R20
Hair - E25/E47
Clothing - R20/R22/YG95

The papers I have used are all by October Afternoon "Good Cheer"...I love October Afternoon...just incase you hadn't guessed. I have used my circle Nesties to cut out and layer the main image and added dimension to the snowflakes by using Liquid Pearls in white opal. Finally to fit in with the "option" I have added some Doodlebug buttons attached with Karen Fosters Scrappers Floss, and a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

Thanks to Maz, and the DT for their stunning work....go check the blog out....The Sugar Bowl.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sketch Saturday #62 by Sandra

This weeks sketch over on Sketch Saturday was provided by in the nick of time I made this card....I was combining it with the theme on Just Magnolia (Distressing) but I didn't upload it in time....hey ho...LOL, although it can also be entered into A Spoon Full of Sugar (Floral Fantasy)...

For my card I have used the new Magnolia papers together with the new strawberry stamp and an older Tilda. These papers are so cute and fruity...and a nice weight too. I have coloured the images with my Copics, I have also added some Kanban pearls, a sentiment by Craftwork Cards layered using my SU punches. Finally I added flowers (from my a rose from wild orchid) and some swirls cut with my EK Success punch.

Thanks to the DT's of all three challenge blogs.....stunning work from all of always.