Monday, 24 November 2008

How do you open a zip file?!...

Sorry to sound thick,but I'm struggling to open a zip file,if anyone can help me please? :o)xxx


Cos I have got 1 more sleep to my holiday to Jamaica,WOOHOO!!!! :O)XXX

Sunday, 23 November 2008

WOJ Challenge #9~Heather's Sketch...

This card is for the Whiff Of Joy challenge.
I used an image sent to me by Kim (Thanx x),coloured with Promarkers,papers,card & ribbon are SU.Flowers & brads from stash.TFL :o)xxx

An Award...

I have been given this award by 2 fabulous friends,Rach & Marcea.
I would like to say HUGE Thankyou's to you both,that you thought of me & I luv visiting both your blogs.You are both so v v kind,MWAH!!!!!!!!!!XXX

The wording that goes with this award is:-

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!
Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Very difficult,but here are my 8:-


Thanx again,Ladies :o)xxx

Saturday, 22 November 2008


This is my card for this weeks Ismaki sketch by Isa.
Image is a new Magnolia,coloured with Promarkers,paper is SU (Holiday Treasures),Jelly Tots are CWC,rest from stash.
I rubbed my papers with a sandpaper file,to distress them.
I just went looking at all of todays challenges & found that I have won last weeks BG challenge with the lil Edwin card from Yesterday,woohoo!!!
3 more sleeps to Jamaica,just in case you were wondering,lol!!!
Catch you all later,have a good Saturday :o)xxx

Friday, 21 November 2008

BG#11~One For The Boys...

This card is just in time for this weeks Basic Grey challenge,you have to make a mans card.
The image is a new Magnolia Edwin,coloured with Promarkers,card & ribbon are SU (More Mustard),papers are BG Granola from Sassy Crafts.Baubles are Stampingbella,sentiment is CWC.
Picture is a bit dark,the batteries on the new camera are flat,so had to use old camera & my daylight lamp!!!
Thankyou for looking :o)xxx

Sarah Kay New Stamps & Pre Orders at Sassy Crafts...

I'm really excited about the iminent arrival of the fabulous new Sarah Kay stamps over at Sassy Crafts,amongst them will be the wonderful "Country Girl" (pictured on the above 2 cards).
Emma is taking Pre Orders,as they may prove to be popular!!! TFL :o)x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Sketch Saturday#25/CCT#37~Snowflakes/LOTV#9~4 Legged Friends...

I don't like to do it too often,but I have combined 3 challenges in this card,as think my mojo is playing up a bit.
The three challenges are Sketch Saturday,Cute Card Thursday & Lili Of The Valley.
At least this way I feel better knowing I have completed them!!!
I bought the papers today,I just nipped out to get some pop & my car took me to the local Garden Centre/Craft Shop!!!! The paper is" Anita's Classic Christmas Black Papers",stamp is RAM,card is Bazzill,coloured with Promarkers & lots of stickles added.Sentiment is Rubber Stampede.
Only 5 more sleeps to Jamaica now (OK Fran?!!!) so it is getting v exciting,I ordered my currency today & Holly has bought me a new leopard print beach bag,passport cover,luggage label,make up bag & mirror!!!! Bless her!!! They will match my suitcase & hand luggage,heehee!!! I will be aright sight for sore eyes,lol!!! ;O)xxx

Mojo Monday#61...

This is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge.I really like these sketches,they don't hurt my brain,lol!!!! :o)
I used papers by Daisy D's "Snowflakes & Holly",card & ribbon are SU (Really Red),stamp is KerryJo,red pearls are Kaiser,poinsettia stamp from ebay.Stickles here & there,too!!!
I forgot to say I coloured my image with....PRISMAS & ZEST-IT!!!!!!!!!!! They were a bit dusty!!! Had to sharpen them all,it's ages since I used them. TFL :O)XXX

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge~Pretty Petals....

This is my 1st card for the OSCC,it had to include flowers,so used another of my PB stamps "Clusters",painted with Distress Inks.Paper & ribbon are SU.Gold jelly tots are CWC.TFL :o)xxx

Forever Friends~Round The Bend...

This is my 1st entry for the Forever Friends Challenge & this week your project has to include circles.
Image is painted with Distress Inks,Stickles added to hats.Paper is SU & ribbon.Brown pearls are Kaiser,lil snowmen are stickers from my xmas stash box,sentiment is CWC.
Thanx for looking :o)x

An Award...

Heike gave this award to me,how kind!!!!
Thankyou Heike,I really appreciate it,it's quite funny & scary,lol!!!!
I am giving this award to all my friends,cos you are all soooo nice :o)xxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Thankyou Kim & Linda...

I have been fortunate enough to win PIF from Kim (top pic) & Linda (btm pic),both parcels were fab,Kim sent me images that I don't have & have thoroughly been enjoying using them & then Linda sent me an amazing PINK filled package,WOOHOO!!!!!
OK,the deal is that once you receive a PIF you have to repeat it yourself,soooooooo the 1st 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive PIF from me,but on the proviso they do the same thing & carry on the PIF :o)xxx

Has anyone please got?!.....

I tried on Sunday everywhere to get The Mail newspaper cos it had the Oliver music cd in it & everywhere had sold out,I found 1 at the co-op & somebody had stolen the cd :o(
So was wondering if anybody has it & they don't even want it,if I could have it,please?!!! I will pay the p&p & send you some images as payment!!!! :o)
I luv musicals (just in case you hadn't guessed,lol!!!) & I'm still swinging my pants from Joseph,last night!!!! Thanx v much :o)xxx

Monday, 17 November 2008

Joseph Was Amazing!!! I Wanna Go Again!!!!...

OMGosh!!!! I sang my lil socks off & even stood up & boogied at the end,lol!!!!
What an amazing show as well as a dreamcoat!!!
It was so upbeat & colourful,my hands were buzzing with all the clapping I did!!!
I don't know how they must calm down after a show,it is so energetic.
People were on their feet clapping,cheering & whistling,it was that good & it was the 1st night.
I need the DVD & CD now,I have the music on my laptop already :o)xxx

House Mouse & Friends #14~All About Christmas...

A nice easy theme this week over on HM&F challenge,make anything so long as it relates to christmas.
This image is called "Winter's Nap" & is soooo cute!!!! I coloured with Distress Inks & chalks.Paper is BG Wassail "Brandy Butter",sentiment is part of the KerryJo set.Flowers,spacers & brads from stash.TFL :o)x

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #7~Cute As A Button...

A nice bright card for a Monday morning!!!!
This is for the Secret Crafter challenge,it has a cute image & 2 buttons,so it should qualify.
Paper is some old Doodlebug(I think!!!) out of my xmas craft box.Card & ribbon are SU (Real Red).What can I say about the image & sentiment besides,I Luv Em!!!!! They are my new KerryJo stamps,coloured with distress inks & added some red Stickles.Buttons & brads are from my stash (I just pour them into jars,so never know who's they are!!!),Thread in buttons is SU.

I'm getting giddy now,cos tonight me & Paul go see Joseph at Bradford Alhambra!!!!
Joseph is played by Craig (blond hair) from the TV show "Any Dream Will Do",so should be good.I won't be wearing a scarf,in case Paul tries to gag me with it,lol!!! I used to sing the songs in the school choir & music lessons,so I know all the words & I'm sure I will be singing my lil socks off,haha!!! Poor Paul!!!
TFL ;o)xxxx

Magnolia v Stampavie#3~Tie That Sketch....

This card is for this weeks Magnolia/Stampavie challenge,following Donna's sketch.
I used an image sent to me by Kim (Thanx x),painted with distress inks,paper is BG Wassail "greetings",ribbon is SU (Bravo Burgundy),card is Papermill.Gems from stash.TFL :o)xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

2 Awards from 3 Luvly Friends...

Look what I got!!!!
2 awards from 3 of the nicest ladies.
Carolyn gave me the Art y Pico (top), Heike & Jilli gave me the Kreative Award.I want to say huge,massive ,great "Thankyou's" to you all,you are amazing & inspire me with your fab blogs & gorgeous works.
I'm going to leave them here, as most people have them now & I don't like to leave anybody out & always feel bad only choosing 5.
If you would like to take the awards,then by all means you are welcome to do so.
Thankyou again my luvly friends,MWAH!!!!! :O)XXX

Penny Black Saturday Challenge#23~Monochromatic...

This card is for the PB challenge,this week it is Monochromatic.
I used a PB stamp called "Burst of Stars",I painted it with Distress Inks in Black Soot & Weathered Wood.I added some Sakura glitter pen,paper is DCWV,buckle is SU (Hodgepodge),ribbon,brads & gems from stash.TFL :o)xxx

Friday Sketchers #28....

Well I don't know about you,but my nerves are in proper shreds after making this card,lol!!!!
I thought I was gonna lay an egg when I saw it,it has taken me since Friday to even attempt it!!!
It is very busy (to say the least!!!),it is for this weeks Friday Sketchers by Mumur (France) & the fab prize is donated by Emma at Sassy Crafts .
The paper I used is Papermania "Naughty and Nice Christmas",image is Pollycraft ,Winter Elves & she is called "Illumination",coloured with Promarkers.Rest is from stash.
Phew!!!! Thanx for looking,enjoy your Sunday :o)xxx

Tag you're It! #33~Red & Green...

I sooo look forward to this challenge,it is brilliant creating lil tags :o)
This weeks theme over on TYI is Red & Green,so when my new stamps arrived I just had to use them & they are the perfect size for tags,so you will be seeing lots more of them!!!
The stamps are the new Xmas Kerry Steptoe stamps from Debbie Moore & they are amazing!!!
Paper is BG Figgy Pudding,with green chalked edges,image coloured with Distress Inks & then lots of Holly Stickles added to tree,ribbon is Doodlebug & gems are from stash.
Isn't she just a lil doll?! TFL :o)xxx

Lili Of The Valley #8~Sketch By Donalda...

Look! Isn't he cute?!!!
I found him at my local crafts shop,yesterday!!!
He is my very 1st LOTV stamp,he is called "Polar Bears-Wishing".
I can now join in the challenges,so this is my first card,following the sketch by Donalda (Hi!!! x).
I used some paper I found in my xmas craft box,xo I think they must be last years,Dovecraft-Christmas Blues.I coloured the image (hardly anything to colour,lol!!!)with Distress Inks,added stickles to star.Two circles were run through the CB Snowflakes folder & then run my ink pad over them.Snowflakes are X-Cut punch,gems are PM.Sentiment is CWC.Finished with bits of Turquoise Stickles here & there.
The stamps are gorgeous & give a luvly crisp image,will deffo be buying more,Oh No!!!!!!
Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

PTW~Dawny's Sketch #2...

Back to cute!!! This card is for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge & it's Dawny's 2nd sketch.
I used a gorgeous image & sentiment sent to me by my fellow DT mate Kim (thanx x),not sure who he is made by,but I luved colouring him!!! I used Distress Inks to colour,Broken China was run around the edges & then ran my waterbrush over it,just to soften & frame the edges.I know the sentiment is Magnolia,I ran my Quickie Glue Pen round it & sprinkled glitter on.Gems are from stash,baubles are Stamping Bella,snowflakes are confetti.Papers are BG Figgy Pudding.
Thanx for looking & have a luvly weekend :o)xxx

Stamp Something ~Sketch Something...

A really nice simple sketch to follow this week on Stamp Something,(just like me Nice & Simple,lol!!!!)
I used my freebie stamp from this months Craft Stamper Magazine,stamped it with Scarlet Versa Color ink,then embossed with Supersparkle powder.The red holographic card I matted the images on,was part of my blog candy I won from Jilli (thanx x).The paper is from Sassy Crafts & is part of the "Father Knows Best" range by Dream Street Papers,this sheet is called "Tomato Juice".I inked the edges of the base card with the ink pad too.The larger sentiment is WOJ,gems are from stash.TFL :O)XXX

Friday, 14 November 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar#25~A Childs Card...

I made this lil girly card for this weeks ASFOS challenge.A perfect excuse to use more PINK!!!
Image is from Spiral Whisper (I was sent it),I coloured with Distress Ink Pads,paper is SU ( Julie has 2 spare places on her latest paper share,get in touch with her if you are interested),ribbon is SU,sentiment is PB,Baubles from Stamping Bella.The flourish was sent to me,think it is Quickutz.
TFL :o)xxx