Wednesday 30 June 2010


Welcome to my 2 new followers, great to see you here. Another Pollycraft image for this thank you card I need to send to some friends. I do love bears and this one is so cute. Main paper is Rose Garden, rest are scraps from various packs. I added some gems to the centres of the flowers in the circle which was cut with a Nellie die. I came home yesterday to flowers and ribbons from 2 challenge wins, which was lovely.
Just Cute Bears Open theme
Cupcake sketch
I love Promarkers Stripes

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Wishes for Bella blog hop weeks 2

As I told you last Tuesday Erin has organised 4 blog hops for Bella. 8 year old Bella developed a serious illness at Easter. Although the survival rate was very low, she was a brave fighter and made it through a 5 day coma. Tragically, she lost her arms and legs to the disease. You can read the story in depth here.

Erin is asking that you make a card and send it to Bella to let her know that people are thinking of her. I will be part of the last blog hop on 13 July and I hope you will all join in as I will be offering a little candy. There are some fabulous prizes every week, details of which are at the end of the hop on Erin's blog. We are such a great community so please show Bella you care by sending a card today. The blog hop this week starts at Denise.

This is my second card for Bella, which features this gorgeous SN girl with her lamb. I cut her out and layered her onto Nestie cut embossed card.The papers are Wild Rose which were a gift from my blogging buddy Lisa. Marlene's sketch at The Sugar Bowl was quite a challenging one but I am really pleased with the result. The border was made with an MS trellis punch. I inked all the edges and the Prima flowers.
Other challenges:
Allsorts Embossing
The Crafty Pad Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers Inky Fingers
A Spoon Full of sugar Animal crackers
Practical Scrappers Border punch

Monday 28 June 2010

Me and my horse

Firstly welcome to my lovely new followers. It is such a lovely surprise to go onto my blog and find some new followers. I was chosen as one of the top 3 at Die Cut Dreams this week, thanks Susie.

This card reminds my of my friend Bridget as she loves her horse, Gypsy. The image is from LOTV and is the first time i have used it. It was such a lovely stamp to colour and I hadn't noticed the little mouse until I started colouring it. I added glitter around the image and some lovely glittery gold ribbon and bow for a bit of bling.
Friday Sketchers sketch
Simon Says friends
Magical Crafts flower power
The Corrosive Challenge flowers

Sunday 27 June 2010

Stars and stripes

Now I don't like to complain but it has been 29 degrees here today, which is too hot for me. I love the sunshine but once it gets over about 24 degrees I find it too hot. We had a lovely day out at a local village viewing the open gardens and scarecrows and then headed up to the coast where we had a meal sitting outside on the pier in the breeze. Had to have another shower when we got home as we were so hot and have just watched last night's Dr Who finale. Wow, that was fantastic wasn't it.

On to my card. I was asked to be the GDT member this week at One Stitch at a time where the challenge is stars and stripes. This usually makes me think of a male card in red and blue but I decided to try something different. I bought this Pollycraft didgi image recently and thought she went perfectly with the theme. Papers are Hamstead from Papermania and MME Wild Asparagus. The Hampstead papers are so sparkly I love them. The blue ribbon is recycled from the inside loops on a cardigan. I used my MS star punch on the edges and added some gem stars and some sparkly foam stars from America. Sentiment is Craftwork cards layered with a nestie.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Stars and stripes
I love Promarkers Fab sketch
Oh Alice Twinkle, twinkle
Cute Card Thursday Reuse, renew, recycle
Paper Sundaes Birthday card
Hidden Treasures Ribbon

Friday 25 June 2010

Three more for Friday

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my Winter Wonderland DT card.

This is my last GDT card at Crafts 4 Eternity. There is a gorgeous sketch to follow as always and the theme this week is nursery rhymes and add a charm. I used one of the LOTV bears for "pat a cake, pat a cake". Papers are Papermania Heather capsule collection.Flowers are Wild Orchid and I added some pins and a bear charm.
I am also entering this card into these challenges:
A spoon full of sugar Good luck or best wishes
Creative Craft Stamp it up
ABC X for xtra dimension.

When I saw the challenge at Penny Black was travel or holidays I was stumped for a while as I couldn't think of a suitable image. Then I remembered this girl with her suitcase. I'm a little late as the new challenge starts tomorrow so hope I am not too late with this one as I really like the way it turned out. Papers are Henbury Lane and Rose Garden by Papermania. I added some pearls, Primas, paper roses and sticky ribbon. I used the fab sketch from Papertake. Passion for Promarkers want to see your favourite things on a card. This one features 2 of mine, holidays and reading.

My last card is another of the LOTV bears. I added glossy accents to her sunglasses and some faux stitching around the image. I used my MS PATP for the pink paper. The glitter stripe was made with a strip of double sided tape. Sentiment is K&Co and flowers are Prima with brads.
Sweet sketch Wednesday Fab sketch
The Corrosive Challenge Black, white + one
The Pink Elephant Pink and black
Fab n Funky Sew and Sew
Paperplay It's sunny here (sun or sunglasses)

I made the top 3 at Charisma this week and won the 200 followers candy at Craftalicious. Thanks girls. Have a great weekend everyone. Looks like the sun will be shining in the UK.

Strawberry bear

Here is my DT card for this week's challenge over at Winter Wonderland. It is Kate's first challenge and this week she is looking for strawberries and cream. I used this cute digi bear from Stitchy. I ended up with slightly lilac pink but it is pretty isn't it. The papers are some old Papermania I think. I added lots of glitter to the wings and the foam snowflakes and used glitter card for the Sizzix cut corners. Go check out the other lovely DT cards which are more strawberry colour than mine turned out.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges.
Cupcake Strawberries and cream
Just cute bears Monochrome
Crafty Catz Digi
Digital Tuesday Christmas in June
Crafty Creations We want to see you shine

Tuesday 22 June 2010

Two angels and a bear

This is my second post for today. Please, please, please read my previous post and send a card to Bella.

Susie certainly set a challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club of all white Christmas. You are allowed to add just a touch of colour so added a little blue to their clothing and inked the edges of the images. I added lots of white gliiter to their wings and used Cuttlebug snowflake and star embossing folders, white ribbon and pearls and a white sentiment. I must say this really was a challenge but I am really pleased with the result. One Stitch at a time's challenge this week is seeing double so I used 2 of the same image. I don't know the make I'm afraid as I received the stamped images.

The colour challenge of blue and yellow to go with their sketch at Stampin' for the weekend was another challenging one as yellow is a colour I rarely use on cards. Papers are K&Co Daisy and Kate Knight. I didn't have any yellow flowers so I coloured white flowers with tulip yellow Promarker. The image is from Pollycraft.
I am also entering this into the following challenges
I love Promarkers Bears
Teddy Stampers Summer bears
Passion for Promarkers Favourite things (bears and flowers)

Wishes for Bella Blog hop week 1

I hope you have noticed my new blinky at the top right hand side of my blog. This will be there for the next 4 weeks as Erin has organised 4 blog hops for Bella and the first one is tomorrow. Each week there will be candy on offer. 8 year old Bella developed a serious illness at Easter. Although the survival rate was very low, she was a brave fighter and made it through a 5 day coma. Tragically, she lost her arms and legs to the disease. You can read the story in depth here.

We are asking that you make a card and send it to Bella to let her know that people are thinking of her. I will be part of the last blog hop on 13 July and I hope you will all join in as I will be offering a little candy. There are some fabulous prizes every week, details of which are at the end of the hop on Erin's blog.

We are such a great community so please show Bella you care by sending a card today. You can see the card I made for her in yesterday's post.

The blog hop this week starts at Denise.

Monday 21 June 2010

A fairy and a pirate

This card is going to a very special little girl, Bella. You can read more about her here tomorrow. I love this LOTV fairy on tiptoe, she is so lovely to colour and glitter. Papers are Papermania Capsule collection, flowers are Prima.
Townscrapper sketch
Fussy and fancy Monochromatic and wings
Craftalicious Monotone
Totally Gorjuss Sugar and Spice
Paper Sundaes Pretty as a princess (girliest girl cards)
Practical Scrappers Flowers

This jolly pirate is a Pollycraft image which I haven't used before. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch and Papermania Hampstead. I added some doodling and doodled squares with buttons.
Simon Says Pirates
Pixie Cottage Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Blue and green for a teenage boy
One Stop Craft One for the boys
I think Summer may have finally arrived about 3 o'clock this afternoon. After a cold weekend it would warm up now we are back at work, typical. Let's hope it is here to stay now.

Saturday 19 June 2010

Chit Chat

It was supposed to be mainly nice today with the possibility of an odd shower. Well we have had a bit of sun and wind but those occasional showers have been every half an hour or so and very heavy. So I couldn't do the planned gardening and decided to make a card instead and spend a little while blogging before I get ready to go out to dinner and the theatre.

I just love Squiggle stamps and this month their challenges is Birthday Best and the prize is a place on the DT. Chit chat is one of their newest images which I bought recently as I thought it is such a fun image. They are coloured with PMs with added glitter. The papers are Henbury Lane and I punched some flowers out of the same papers and added some punched leaves and gems. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and matches the image so well. I rotated the sketch from sweet Sketch Wednesday, Crazy 4 Challenges want paper flowers and Bee Crafty want something pink and girly.

Friday 18 June 2010

Friday DT and GDT cards

It's Friday once again and her is my GDT card for Crafts 4 Eternity where the challenge this week, along with the great sketch, is a sport theme and use an arrow. Now my first thought was an archer but I didn't have one of those. I'm thinking Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, now, yummy. I did find this golfer lurking in my stash of images, no idea what make he is as he was a gift. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch and I made one of the strips an arrow, clever, huh! The embellie is part of a golfing set I bought in America and the colour goes perfectly with these papers. The corner stickers are from an old pack from Lakeland. There are so many challenges wanting male cards so hope to see you joining in this week.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges who all want male cards this week, Totally Gorjuss, Stamptacular, Crafty Cardmakers, Cupcake, Incy Wincy, Pear Tree Designs, Creative Inspirations, Polka Doodles. Our Creative Corner's challenges is Gotcha cornered.

This week at Winter Wonderland our challenge is a festive tree. I found this image in my Christmas stash box which was another RAK. I think this one came from Christine in Canada as the teddy had a stars and stripes flag. I added white glitter flocking to Santa's beard and fur and the tag went over the flag. The papers are some old ones as are the little tree stickers. I added a Christmas tree brad to the flower so that's 5 festive trees. The number of entries is growing every week now so more and more of you are seeing the benefit of getting ahead with those Christmas cards. This week's fab prize is 3 digis from Delicious Doodles so get creating.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge sketch
Paper Play Something old (that's most of this card!)
One Stitch at a Time Celebrations
Bah Humbug Child's Christmas

It has been another gloomy and cool day here and tomorrow we are promised a Northerly wind and an even cooler day. I'm off to see Snow White on Ice at the theatre tomorrow night. Seems most appropriate given the weather. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Two girly cards

I haven't been able to spend much time on the computer the last 2 evenings as I have been working on spreadsheets so much at work I think I have strained my eyes a bit so apologies I haven't visted as much as usual.

I felt like making a couple of girly cards this afternoon so here they are. The first one is one of the lovely Pollycraft fairy images. I added some glitter and a few flower and butterfly stickers. Papers are mainly Henbury Lane. The top paper is glittery and I added some lace and a bow with pearls. Flowers are from Wild Orchid. I used the first ever MS punch I bought last year, the doily lace border punch, still one of my faves.
Sketch Saturday fab sketch
Pollycraft Let's have a sing song (Mine is Come fly with me by Frank Sinatra)
A spoon full of Sugar Sunshine Inspired
Charisma All about bling
Hidden Treasures Outdoors

In my stash I found some Forever Friends stickers which I have never got round to using. They are so sweet that I thought I would use one for a change from stamping. I glittered round the edge and used the gorgeous sketch from Friday Sketchers which I rotated. At Just cute bears the challenge is here comes Summer. I don't know what the weather has been like where you are but I would love to see Summer. We have had some sunshine but a cool wind means I am still wearing a jacket every day.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

A bowl of cherries

First outing for these Penny Black mice. Aren't they sweet. They are coloured with Promarkers of course and I chalked and doodled around the image. The main paper is Rose Garden with other assorted scraps and ribbon. I decided not to add flowers for a change but to show off the beautiful punched borders so I just added some brown pearls.

Penny Black Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Strawberry and chocolate colour combo
Forever Friends Any cute image except Forever Friends
The Shabby Tea Rooms Summer fun
Papertake Ice cream colours

Monday 14 June 2010

A layout and a Gorjuss girl

I don't always have much time for crafting and blogging at the weekend but as hubby went for a haircut Saturday afternoon I had time for another scrapbook page. I am so glad I have got back into this as I am really enjoying it. There used to be a lovely parade at EPCOT in Florida which was called Tapestry of Dreams. Children had to write their dreams and the dreamcatcher pictured here would take them.

There were some wonderful characters in this parade and the most haunting music. Sadly they don't have a parade at that park anymore. The main paper is K & Co Hopscotch with SU and Henbury Lane papers added, Sizzix cut swirls and some doodled squares with buttons from stash. I used the June sketch from Practical Scrappers. Buttons is the challenge at Allsorts.

Time for a Gorjus girl I thought. They were everywhere when they first came out and now you don't see them so much. I glittered the spots and trim on her dress. Papers are Papermania with Prima flowers and punched fern leaves.
The Sugar Bowl Sketch (you can now combine their challenges,hooray)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Nice and girly
Kaboodle Doodle Anything goes with a dash of purple
Practical Scrappers Glitter or flocking
Crazy 4 Challenges Light pink, amethyst and light green

Sunday 13 June 2010

A4 card

This is the largest card (A4) I have ever made. I was asked to make it for somebody leaving at work and as there were so many people to sign they wanted it this size. Thanks goodness for digi images as I could make the image large enough to suit the card. The image is the beautiful horse from Whimsy which was sold to aid people in Haiti a while ago. Papers are K&Co Hopscotch.I added lots of glitter, BO Bunny and Prima flowers with spacers and brads., Sizzix cut swirls and gems.
Everybody Art Things with wings
Totally Papercrafts Animal magic
Polka Doodles Nursery rhyme (Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady ride on a white horse)

Saturday 12 June 2010

Hot, hot, hot

Thankfully the sun has come back a bit today and it is warmer. This lovely Anya looks hot in her Summer outfit. I embossed the nellie cut die, papres are Papermania Hampstead and MME Wild Asparagus. Flowers are punched from the same papers with punched leaves and a little handbag sentiment from Craftwork Cards with an added bow and pearls.
Anyone for Anya Hot, hot, hot
Pixie Cottage Sketch
The Corrosive Challenge Die cuts
The Pink Elephant Red, scallops and a bow
Creative Card Crew Thank you
Fan 'n' funky Summer colours (photo inspiration of hot colours)
Crafty Catz Embossing

Friday 11 June 2010

Summer and Winter

Well it is still more like Autumn today. Chilly and gloomy with some rain first thing. It does seem a bit warmer now but nothing like Summer. This is my GDT card for Crafts 4 Eternity where there is a lovely sketch with lots of layers, my fave, and the need to feature strawberries and lace. I have used the gorgeous WOJ image of Willow. The main paper is K&Co. I used my MS trellis punch and flower doily punches, punched ferns and Wild Orchid flowers along with some pink lace, sentiment from Craftwork cards layered on a nestie die cut and a photo corner from stash. you can win 2 digi stamps and the sketch is such a great one to use so I hope you will all join in this week.
I am also entering these other challenges:
Passion for Promarkers Pink Birthday
Allsorts Strawberries and Cream
A Spoon full of sugar Floral Delights
Stamp Something Happy Something (mine is Birthday)
Oh Alice What's your muchness (mine is lots of layers and flowers)

The second card is my DT card for Winter Wonderland. This week Danielle has chosen the lovely challenge of a traditional Christmas flower. There are some great stamps on offer for the lucky winner too from the Stamp Barn. I chose one of my favourite Anyas for this one and added lots of glitter. The two papers are Dovecraft Traditional Christmas, full of poinsettias and holly. (The strips are from the sheet of paper.) I made the poinsettias with a nestie, X cut punch and gems and added gold holly leaves. It seems that more and more of you are getting those Christmas cards made which is great to see.
Other challenges:
Pear Tree Designs Sketch and use flowers
Simon Says 1 Image, 2 DPs, 3 types of embellie (flowers, holly and gems)
Bah Humbug Anything Goes
The weather forecast for the weekend is a bit better so let's hope they're right. Have a good one everybody.

Thursday 10 June 2010


What a gloomy evening, it is so dark here and damp. What happened to flaming June? I so love these LOTV bears and he looks like he is having such fun. I added glossy acents to his goggles and windscreen. Papers are MME Asparagus. Pearls from the Hobby House. With Father's Day next weekend in Britain there are so many similar challenges this week.

Sketch Saturday sketch
Just Cute Bears Father's Day
One Stitch at a Time Boys to Men
Cards for Men Father's Day
The Shabby Tea Rooms Just for Dad
Creative Craft For the man in your life
CRAFT Father's Day/Mens
Charisma Spots and stripes


I was making my Winter Wonderland DT card for tomorrow's challenge and thought why not make 2 Christmas cards. The weather is more like Autumn than Summer here anyway. I chose one of my new Squiggle digis for this one and what a cutie she is. I added lots of glitter and snowflakes, which feature on the papers too. The blue ones are foam and the others were made with my MS punch and pearls.
Friday Sketchers Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Snowflakes
ABC W for weather
Crafty Creations Child's Play

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Ruby Wedding

Wow, thanks for all your lovely comments on my cards posted yesterday. I was stunned that so many of you visited me. I really do appreciate them all. Going back to work was tough and I am glad I only work 5.5 hours per dayand work flextime. I was in at 8.15 and at 1.30 I left as I was whacked. I spent a lovely afternoon making a couple of cards with images which I coloured last night. One card is a DT one so I can't share that with you until Friday.

This card is for some friends who are celebrating their Ruby Wedding on Sunday. I enjoyed making the last tri -shutter card so much I wanted to try another. I had made a note of all the measurements I worked out, including the paper sizes so it was much quicker to make this time and what a great way to use up all those scraps of paper we can't bear to throw away. The image is FF of course. I added a punched MS heart, some pearl hearts, a bow and some padded hearts that have been in my stash for about 3 years and which match the spotted paper. The numbers are from an old alphabet set from Poundland.
Forever Friends Kinetic card
The Townscrapper Save a tree (use one piece of card and paper scraps)
Totally Papercrafts More than one fold

Monday 7 June 2010

Henbury Lane and candy winners

This is a long post so hope you will stay with it to the end. I am finally starting to feel better, though not 100%, so will be going back to work tomorrow. We had a lovely day in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Saturday for our anniversary and I even managed to pop in a couple of craft shops.

Each time Papermania bring out a new pack I think they can't get any better and then they do. I love this new Henbury Lane so much that I had to buy the A4 pack as well as the A5 and it is the main paper on all of these cards. I used glitter on all of them too. When Graham came home he said I look like a member of Abba as I seem to have glitter on my face,lol!

Isn't this a fabulous image. I so love the LOTV stamps. I used 2 different size leaf punches with the wild orchid and Prima flowers with spacers, brads and a flower charm. I also used my MS doily punch which is then almost covered up with the image and flowers, oh well.
Lili of the Valley sketch
The Craft Garden 6 flowers
Magical Crafts Metal madness
Teddy Stampers Movie inspired (Mine is Pretty Woman)
Cupcake Dazzle us
Sir Stampalot Punch It

I can now share my hubby's anniversary card with you. He was so pleased with it which is great as it took a long time to make with 2 images to colour. They are 2 of the new bears from Pollycraft. The sentiment was done on the PC and the roses are Wild Orchid. I used my MS heart border and large heart punches and the leaves are from a Woodware punch.
Pollycraft ribbon and bling
Charisma Flowers
Polka Doodles Modern/retro anniversary
Stamp Something Digi
Bee Crafty Bloomin' marvellous
Stamptacular I do, I do, I do (wedding or anniversary

This is another of my fave stamps from WOJ. I think I love it as she is indulging in my fave pastime when I am not crafting. I couldn't find the right colour pink flowers in my stash so I used white ones and coloured them with PMs and added some pearls.
Whiff of Joy Sketch
Passion for Promarkers Books
Colour Create Baby pink and pastel blue
Die Cut Dreams Angels

My final card today, whew, are these cute PB mice, which remind me of making daisy chains when I was a little girl. I added some faux stitching and used my Cuttlebug D'vine swirls embossing folder and large Sizzix swirl with Wild Orchid cherry blossoms and a large flower from Bo Bunny.
Moving along with the times sketch
Stampin' for the weekend Summer
Penny Black Swirls
The Crafty Pad Swirl and pearls
Paper Sundaes Summer fun

I am amazed at the number of new followers. I do hope you will come back and visit as I will have some more candy on offer soon. And now the moment you have all been waiting for - the winner of my candy.

I couldn't believe it when this number came up as that's my very good friend, Lynsey. Congratulations.

I promised a second prize and that is

Congratulations Hazel (Didos). E-mail me your address and I will get your little mystery prize in the post to you.

Finally I was really pleased to make the top 3 at Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club last week with my Winter Wonderladn DT card. Thanks girls.

Sunday 6 June 2010

The Joy of Giving


As June 5th is my wedding anniversary and June 6th is my blogaversary it's time for some yummy candy. I never realised what fun blogging would be nor how much I would learn by entering all the challenges and checking out your wonderful creations. I have made so many new friends through this wonderful blogland and really appreciate the time you take to visit me and leave such kind comments. I visit many of you as often as I can and leave comments but don't have as much time as I would like to visit.

To show my appreciation I have put together the following yummy goodies:
Sarah Kay clear stamp "The Joy of Giving" (shown above in detail)
Papermania Heather capsule collection A5 paper (my current fave paper)
Doodlebug limeade boutique assortment of papers
Woodware pastel flowers
3 sheets of Craftwork Cards sentiments
Forever Friends bear with cake and presents stamp
Pack of pink self adhesive gems
6 silver charms -ballet shoes, star, hearts and teddies
40 shaped brads including flowers, leaves, stars and tools
Pack of mixed spacers
Pink and black embellishment pack
Mini cupcake stamp
Papermania clear Christmas stamp set
25 stamped images including Sugar Nellie, Whiff of Joy and Lili of the Valley
Dovecraft mini Christmas stamp set
Pack of Craft dots

To enter my candy just follow the three simple rules.
  • You must be a follower of this blog.
  • Advertise my candy on your sidebar.
  • Enter via Mr Linky below.

Candy closes on June 6th and the winner will be announced on June 7th.

Friday 4 June 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity GDT card


I was lucky enough to be chosen as a GDT member at Crafts 4 Eternity for the month of June and here is my first card. There is a gorgeous sketch to follow with the addition of a flourish and flowers.

The image is Buzzcraft, main papers are Kate Knight, flowers are Wild Orchid. I used my new MS PATP punches for this one again and my Sizzix swirl.

I hope you like my new blog header. I have been wanting to have a go at making myself a header rather than using one from one of the blog background sites. I finally got round to it tonight. It took me ages to make it but now that I have done I can play around with it to alter it in the future.



I was inspired by the bugs and beasties challenge at The Crafty Calendar where the option is wings. The cutie is from Pink Gem and her coat looks rather red but it is pink I can assure you. The papers are some old FF I found the other day in my stash and had forgotten about them. Flowers are Prima with added pearls. Not sure if the embellies are meant to be butterflies or dragonflies but they were also found in my old stash as were the sticky corners from Lakeland. Lots of glitter on her wings, wand, stars and crown. I am also entering this into the challenge of for the little ones at Incy Wincy and I used the fab sketch which I rotated from Crafty Angels.

Feel the love

Firstly welcome to my lovely new followers. Wow, I can't believe there are so many of you and not all of you have entered the candy either so you must have joined just because you like my work, thanks so much.

It's my challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week and as I am feeling the love with my anniversary coming up tomorrow and my blogaversary on Sunday my challenge is Love at Christmas. The DT have come up with some fabulous cards to interpret this theme so we want to see hugs, cuddles, kisses, mistletoe etc. Don't forget any papercrafting project can be entered so maybe you have a loving photo to scrap from last Christmas.

For my DT card I chose to use this sweet WOJ image of Herb and her baby and use some snowman vellum for a change. Snowflakes are punched with Fiskars and MS punches. Sentiment is Alissa's Paper Town. I know the sun is shining but making a Christmas project could cool you down and stop that mad rush in November and December.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Tuesday morning sketches sketch
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club Babies 1st Christmas
Practical Scrappers Acetate, transparencies or vellum
Craftalicious New (this is their first challenge

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Have a great weekend and hope the sun keeps shining on us all.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Two pretty girls

What a beautiful day today, I think Summer finally arrived yesterday. My antibiotics seem to be kicking in and I am feeling a little better, thank goodness, though not quite as good today as I did yesterday. I hope you like my new look blog. I do like to keep changing the background and wanted to celebrate my anniversary on Saturday with some hearts. I can't believe the number of entries for my candy. If you haven't joined in the fun yet you only have another 3 days to enter.

This is the second of my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, called Gabrielle. Just for a change I paper pieced her dress and then paper pieced the card suits on the bottom too. Papers are Henbury Lane and Rose Garden, Anita's ribbon, Sizzix swirl, pearls from the Hobby House and Wild Orchid flowers. I added glitter to the swirls too for added sparkle.
Sketch Saturday Sketch
Totally Papercrafts Monochromatic
One Stop Craft Swirls and pearls
Fab n Funky Piece that Paper
Paperplay Flowers and sparkle
Pear Tree Designs Floral delights

There are a lot of fun in the sun and beach challenges this week so I chose these colours to represent sea and sand. Anya looks like she has spent too much time in the sun here. At least she protected her face with those great sunglasses. You might need yours on for this card. I covered her glasses in glossy accents, left them to dry and then when I looked for the image found I had laid another one on top. I don't recommend it! Luckily I managed to unpick the card from her glasses and add more glossy accents. They now look perfect again. Main papers are K&Co Hopscotch and Papermania Hampstead. Flowers are Prima.
Anyone for Anya Sketch
Stamptacular Life's a beach
Cupcake Summer delights
The Pink Elephant Use bright colours
Papertake Fun, fun, fun
Creative Inspirations Beach
Cute Card Thursday Blue, orange and black

Tuesday 1 June 2010


Well I went to the doctor's this morning and am signed off work for another week. She thinks I may have an inner ear infection which is causing the labrynthitis so I now have some antibiotics. Fingers crossed these week otherwise it is back to the doctor next week for more tests.

This gorgeous girl is my prize from Sugar Nellie for advertising their new stamps. How lucky was I to get this. I felt a need for using the purple PMs again so I used the lovely sketch at I love Promarkers and the colour challenge of black, white plus one at Allsorts. Stamp Something want DPs, ribbon, bow and a tag and Dutch Dare Challenge want 2 DPs, 3 colours and 4 buttons. Finally at Die Cut Dreams they want a celebration card with a number.