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Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Managing to get a headstart today and join in after a few weeks of not showing my desk!
This is the carnage that was my desk this morning!!   And this doesn't even show what was scattered on the floor after making  my card (shown in my post yesterday)!!  The next photo which sweeps to the right shows more devastation!!
You can see a few flourish stamps out and loads of promarkers!  You may also notice that I've had a little change around - I've moved my PM and Stamp storage to the side so that I get more light in now that summer is on it's way!!  Haha - little joke!  I do use that term very loosely, especially to anyone living in Scotland - what is going on!!! Not alot else I can tell you-will be back tonight to have a snoop around at what other peeps have revealed!!! 

Have a good  day y'all!!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Sugar Nelly thankyou!!

After today's excitement I just felt compelled to go and make a card using a Sugar Nellie  image and picked out Raven, who is such a cutie. I'm  entering this for the current Sugar Bowl challenge for which you can choose any sketch from their previous challenges-I've chosen the following one:
I used my trusty Promarkers as usual, together with DP from Basic Grey Lemonade and also the new Funky Vintage from Dovecrafts.  The punch is from Martha Stewart and the rest of the embellies are from stash.  Oh and I also did a bit of flourish stamping which you can just make out!

I also haven't forgotten about my Blog Candy- I've got one or two bits but will be going to Ally Pally the weekend after Easter so plan to buy some goodies there!!

I'm feeling very loved today, so sending some back out to all you lovely bloggers!!


I am one lucky lady - look at this!!

I'm featured today!! (Don't look at the photo though!!)I am so honoured by this, and quite moved by the comments from old and new friends - they meant a lot they really do!!  And you all know who you are - thanks, you've really lifted my spirits!!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Birthday Babette- oooh la la!!

Aren't these latest Moonlight Whispers girls just the cheekiest ladies!!  This is for my
 Mum's birthday this week.
She's a lover of purple so I decided to follow the current Quixotic Paperie challenge 18 which is for monochromatic creations (apart from hair and skin tone).  I paper pieced her skirt and basque  and added a few feathers for a bit of dimension and texture! I'm going to enter again into Cute Card Thursday (dimension/easel frame). The sentiment comes with Babette! Papers are from Stampin Up as is the birthday frame.

Oooh - I've lost my signature - how careless of me!!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Everything's Coming up Roses!!

Love this little Tilda which I got from the Spring Set last year, and thought it would be perfect for the great sketch by Jane over on Just Magnolia this week. 
All coloured with distress inks, mainly the new Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage, including the roses and butterfly, again from the Spring Set  2009. Already decided on these fab colours and saw then saw that the Secret Crafter wanted Pink and Green with Flowers! Sentiment and flourish frame are from Stampin Up and the DP is Laura Ashley.  Had a great time colouring in all the roses, which I've layered up to add dimension which fits in with the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week. They're also blinged up with Diamond Stickles to fit in with Simon Says (glimmer).  All in all, I'm entering 5 challenges with this card as follows:

Just Magnolia - Sketch
Secret Crafter - Pink and Green with Flowers
Colour Create - Pastel Colours
Simon Says - Easter/Spring with Glimmer
Cute Card Thursday - Dimension

Hope you're all having a great weekend out there in blogland!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Anyone for some bubbly?

Yet more fab stamps that I couldn't resist, this time from the Cheeky Cherries range from the Greeting farm-love their retro feel!  Coloured with promarkers and again, I used BG papers - Nook and Pantry again  - can't get enough of BG papers at the moment.  Had the idea to sit her on the edge of a champagne glass a la Dita Von Teese but the Magnolia stamp I had wasn't big enough so I copied it free hand but sized it up!  It doesn't show on the photo but I also glossy accented it to make it look like glass!! 
Sentiments and letters are from Cosmo Cricket and flowers are Prima Hydrangeas.  I also thought I'd try a set of the Nellie Snellen nesting dies and I must say they give a great result as you can see on the centre circle.
Card has been sent to my friend Lesley, thanking her for a great  crafty day at her house last weekend. Two challenges for this card - Cupcake Crafts No 83 where the theme is Food and Drink, and Quirky Crafts challenge, no 24, that I've just discovered, as they want flowers and cute!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Simply Spring!!

I was practising my stitching on this piece of paper - Nook and Pantry from Basic Grey, so then had to make a card up!  Entering this into four challenges:

Passion for Promarkers No 44 which wants your springtime creations with the inclusion of an animal.  So I teamed up this sweet little doggie from Sugar Nellie with the ever lovely Tilda.  Sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and the buttons were a gift from my matey, Alex.
The Crafty Calendar challenge No 6 this month is for Flower Power
Secret Crafter No 75 is to show that Spring has Sprung!
Pile It On Challenge is to use Furry Friends!!

Can't pile on any more than that but thanks for stopping by, and thanks heaps too if you do manage to leave a comment - I know time is precious but so are your comments to me!!!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

100 and 10,0000 candy warning!

No card but have just noticed that I've now got 100 followers  and I've had over 10,000 hits!!  Woohoo and thanks to all my lovely followers - it means so much to have your support.  I'm going to get some candy goodies together in the next few weeks to say a proper crafting thank you!!  Watch this space!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Happy Easter to Me!!!

A happy start to the week - I just won this little cutie from Bev in her weekly Simon Says give away!!

Click on the link in my side bar to be in with a chance yourself!!  Looks like I will be making Easter cards after all!!  Thanks so much Bev and Simon Says!!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Four challenges and an Engagement!!

As it says in the title , I've managed four challenges with this card:

Whiff of Joy No 71 - Easel Card
Friday Sketchers No 94 - Sketch ( of course!)
Sweet Stamping No 18 - Spring (spring flowers, pastel colours)
Ooh La La Creations No 49 - Anything goes (Also Ooh La La as it is my niece, La, who has just got engaged!)

Image is one of the divine new Norma Frickel stamps from Whiff of Joy-I love them so much!!  Coloured with Distress Inks and I used the BG new papers - Kioshi and Green at Heart - again these are absolutely fabulous. 
Tulle is from Quixotic Paperie as are the pearls on the butterfly (Martha Stewart). Flowers are from Wild Orchid and ribbon is from stash.  Oh and the cute little Bee Happy sentiment that comes with the image is cut out using the Stampin Up window punch.
Many congratulations to Charlotte and Alex - looks like we've got a Christmas wedding to look forward to!!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Another Mother's Day/Another tent!

Just getting round to post this - MIL's card for Mother's Day! - another tent card but this time with this cutest Tilda. She's coloured with Promarkers and some stickles for a little sparkle!

 Punches are Martha Stewart and more Basic Grey papers - seem to be using these a lot lately but there are so many gorgeous ones to choose from!!  Sentiment is from an Autumn Leaves set.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Passion For Promarkers wk 43 sketch and One Stop Craft no 71

Isn't this a great image for teen boys from Mo's Digital range!  This is for my nephew Jasper who is 13 at the end of the month - the last one for March, whoo, it's been a bit of a marathon, we have lots of Feb and March babies in our family! 
I'm entering this for two challenges, this week's Passion for Promarkers (wk 43) which is any colours and a sketch.  I've adapted it slightly using circles instead of squares for the image and the layer below.  Thought it was more in keeping with the DP paper, and the One Stop Craft challenge no 71 is asking for Spots and Dots. The swirl paper which looks a little planet like is from a new range from Dovecrafts called Funky Vintage and it has some brill designs in it. The spotty paper is Dovecrafts but a different set and I cut the stars out of some paper in the same set. 

Tried the out of the frame nestie cutting for the image which I think has worked rather well with his foot kicking out!!  Coloured with my trusty Promarkers of course.My outlining looks rather prominent in my pic but it doesn't look so obvious in real life - I'm just a useless photo taker!!   Finally, the sentiment is from Autumn leaves.Photobucket

Monday, 15 March 2010

Easter Baskets

Just wanted to show you two more little baskets that I made for Lesley and Alex when we had a craft day over at Lesley's last weekend, full of lovely chocolates!!  I just love these Pure Innocence images from Heather Ellis' digital range!!



Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sketch and Stash 30

Another post in the same day - wow, but the challenge at Sketch and Stash for this card also ends tomorrow!!   
Another card made at my friend's yesterday, this time made with my new Sweet Pea Stamp which is jut gorgeous!!  The DP is also new - again the new Green at Heart range from Basic Grey, fabulous!! 

Mojo129/ Fab get together!

Spent the most wonderful day yesterday with two lovely ladies, Lesley and Alex (more of this later!)
 This is one of the cards I made whilst there following the sketch over at Mojo Monday.  Just scraping in for this week! 
The image is a gorgeous little stamp from Stampin Bella which I got at The Craft Barn, coloured with a mix of Copics (thanks Lesley) and Promarkers and layered up using the delish new Basic Grey ranges, Kioshi and Green at Heart - I loves them, I do!!  Wanted to make an easel card so stretched the sketch down across the bottom of the easel - the sketch was perfect for this- and I rather like the effect!!  Butterfly punch was Alex's - I have gotta get me this!!!

As I was saying, this was made at my long-time, best matey, Lesley's  house where we were also joined by the lovely Alex, both uber talented and fab friends.  Nearly didn't make it as DD no 1, Holly had gone out with friends the night before, decided to stay over, forgetting that said friend had left car parked in our driveway and hence blocking my car in the garage when I came to leave!!  To say I was not amused was an understatement and with less than savoury language in the air, managed to get to Lesley's about an hour late, DD and friend having got a cab back here with their tails between their legs and a flea in their ears!! 

Alex gave Lesley and I one of these gorgeous little cases, isn't it divine!! Love the image too - it's a fab Penny Black stamp and coloured perfectly by Alex, who is a wonderful colourist!  And it was filled with some super goodies - flowers, ribbon, choccie eggs!! Yum!!

Lesley gave us a fab watercolour paper pad which I can't get for love nor money where I live so was thrilled!!!  And of course, we played in her wonderful craft room and with her wonderful goodies!!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tent Card for Mother's Day

Made this card for my Mum using Dena'a tutorial over on Just Magnolia
It really is a super style of card and very effective. 
I also used this great tutorial from Norma to use my GORGEOUS new pansy border punch from Martha Stewart!  Instead of bordering the edge of circle or oval as shown in the tut, I framed the inside of my aperture. 
Image is a sweet little thing from Sugar Nellie as my Mum is a real doggie lady, coloured with Promarkers, papers are the oh so fab Wisteria from Basic Grey and flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid and pound shop bargains!!

I'm also entering my card in the Stamp Something challenge who are asking for Girly.

Oops better go and get ready for work now!!  Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by!!