Friday, 30 January 2009

PTW~Dawny's Sketch #7...

For this card I used the new downloads from Pollycraft called The Promise Collection - Heartfelt. I used Distress Inks to colour the image & the papers are K&Co Bailey.Sentiment is Inca stamp.
The sketch is PTW Dawny's Sketch #7.
Thankyou for looking & have a luvly weekend :o)xxx

My New Dollies!!!...

Girls! I have to tell you about my fantastic new kits!!!
I have been sat here making these lil dollies with a big silly grin on my face,lol!!! I have been in my element!!!
I came across these kits in a magazine a few days ago,they are by Wendie Rhodes & cost £6 each & delivery was free!!!,I got them the next day,I'm so pleased with them.
I have always luved Matroyshka dolls (I call them Russian dolls?!),my Mum used to have a set & I luved playing with them when I was little & I too have some in my bedroom.
I have been a bit busy lately,so first chance I got today I had a go with both kits & they are so easy & fun to make.
The Matroyshka doll was made with BG Eva papers & peel-offs (can you believe it?!,I usually hate them,but they look so pretty on these),then the Oriental dolly was made with BG Euphoria papers & peel-offs,(think I need to sort the poor lass's barnet out,she looks like one of the Jackson Five,lol!!!!).
I hope youlike them & I'm sure if you buy some you will have loads of fun,dressing them up!!!
Thanx for looking :o)x

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Look at this Saucy Lil Minx!!!!...

Now,please let me explain, before I loose any readers,Emma sent me this image in my DT kit for Sassy Crafts & I did say you would all think I had lost the plot!!!
I have teamed her (Gloriana by Third Coast Stamps) with the BG Cupcake papers (who would have thought I could make them look sexy,lol?!!!!) & I coloured her with Distress Inks,sentiment is SU.
I'm off to make one of my cute cards again now,(they wear clothes),goodness!!!!
You can't say I didn't have a go!!! (Hope you like it Emma,lol!!!)
Thankyou for looking & please DO come back!!! :o)xxx

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

ABC Challenge~Y is for Yesteryear...

This weeks ABC challenge is to use your very 1st stamp you bought.
I bought this stamp after attending a craft class on rubber stamping & watercolouring,this was the stamp we used & I really enjoyed the class,that is what got me started with stamping & painting.
The stamp is PB "Pink-Toes",how appropriate,lol!!!,I luv this stamp,she makes me smile.I coloured the image with Distress Inks.
The paper is K&Co Smitten,corners are cut with a Quickutz die,felt trim is PM,so are the gems.
Sentiment is SU stamp & it is stamped on a K&Co Smitten Die Cut Shape.
This card has made me dig deep today in my stash,I have even found & used my Xyron Sticker Maker (after dusting it!!!).
Thankyou for looking :o)xxx

GNPE Harrogate ...

If anyone has bought tickets from Craftwork Cards for the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza & you are getting worried because they haven't arrived yet,don't worry, the tickets are just in the process of being printed & should hopefully be posted out next week.
I just rang to chase mine & thought it would save you all the worry & a phone call!!! :o)xxx

New Baby Card...

Just showing you the card I have made for my Daughter's friend,who had a baby boy on Sunday night.
The baby is called Ellis,so I made a card with his name on.
I cut the name with the Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet on my Big Shot.The rest of the card is made with StampinUp! goodies (Julie will be sooo proud of me,lol!!!).
Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Double Dutch#10~Sketch It!...

This is my card for the latest Double Dutch challenge.
I used the sketch provided & very nice it was too!!!
The stamp is the freebie Newton Bear from Quick Cards mag,coloured with Promarkers,papers are K&Co Smitten,flowers are punched out,sewing done on my machine!!!, rest from stash.
Thanx for looking :o)xxx

Image Swap Blog...

If anyone is interested in swapping some images,Emma is hoping to organise a new blog.
Pop over to her blog & have a read about it :o)x

Monday, 26 January 2009


I have been very lucky to have been given these 2 awards from 2 really luvly ladies.
The top award is from Cheri & the bottom award is from Els.
Thankyou sooooo much ladies for thinking of me,I really appreciate them & your kindness,MWAH!!! :o)xxx

Sketch Saturday #35...

I have made this card using the sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge.
I used a PB image,coloured with Distress Inks & Stickles added to the middle of the flowers.
Paper is Daisy Bucket,card is SU,sentiment is Hero Arts,heart embellies are MM.
Thankyou for looking :o)xxx

Friday, 23 January 2009

WOJ Challenge #15~Sketch By Katharina...

Here is my card using this weeks sketch over on the WOJ challenge.
I used Melinda reading a book stamp,coloured with distress inks,papers are BG Cupcake from Sassy Crafts & they are fabulous,luv all the papers & the colours are soo cheerful.
The flowers were punched out,pearls are PM,sentiment is a rub-on from stash.The border at the bottom was punched with a Woodware border punch.
Thanx for looking & have a great weekend :o)xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Forever Friends~Ribbons...

This weeks FF challenge is to use Ribbons.
Image is coloured with distress inks,paper is K&Co Mckenna,sewn with my machine!!!
The flower border stamp ia also FF,the sentiment stamp was from a local craft shop & has no name on it.Ribbon from stash.TFL :o)xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

House Mouse & Friends #21~Colour Challenge

This weeks HM&F challenge is to use a colour combo,Cameo Coral,Old Olive,Night Of Navy.
These shades are StampinUp! colours but you can use any matching cardstock.
My image was coloured with Distress Inks,navy & green card is Coredinations,coral corners are SU cardstock,cut with a Quickutz die.Paper is BG Boxer,pearl brads are PM,sentiment is SU,gems were applied with my Kandi Kane.TFL :o)xxx

3 Very Beautiful Awards!!!....

I have been given these amazing awards by 3 of my fab blogging friends.
The top one is from Heike,soo cute,it should move but not sure how to transfer them to my blog!!!
The middle,heart award is from Carolyn & the flower at the bottom is from Emma.
Thankyou sooooo much Ladies,they mean a lot to me & you are all very kind thinking of me,I really appreciate them.MWAH!!!!
I am awarding them to everyone who reads my blog,Thankyou :o)xxx

Monday, 19 January 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #7~Flowers & Ribbons...

The other day I made you a PINK dinosaur & today I present you all with a PINK elephant,lol!!!!
This is my DT card for this weeks Pollycraft Challenge,Flowers & Ribbons (by Ria).
I used the Patchwork Elephants downloads again,they are sooo esy to colour & look fab for either male or female cards.
I coloured with Distress Inks,paper is BG Urban Prairie,flowers are punched from the same papers,corner & sentiment stamps are studio g,eyelets set with Cropadile,ribbon is SU (Elegant Eggplant).
I'm typing this with difficulty at the mo,I just went to empty my kitchen bin & the liner had split,so went to put it in another & grabbed the bottom of the bag,there must have been something sharp & it has sliced my poor finger,ouch!!!
The only plaster I could find was a lil square one,so can you imagine how it looks,haha!!!
Thanx for looking & for popping bye :o)xxx

Penny Black Saturday Challenge#32~Let's Get Dotty...

This is my spotty card for this weeks PBSC challenge.
I used an old PB image,bought from my friend,Diane on ebay.
The image is coloured with Distress Inks & I sat colouring 3 more of these images last night,they are just so luvly & detailed.
Paper is Daisy Bucket,card from stash,spotty flower is Floradoodle,rest from stash.
TFL :o)xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Cupcake Class...

Today I had a luvly time at Julie's Cupcake Class.
There were 7 of us inc Julie,some I knew & some I only met today,all were really nice & we had fun.
We made 2 diff cards & a desk calendar & to round the afternoon off nicely, I won the prize draw :o),a fab SU stamp set (Polka Dot Punches),woohoo!!!!
Thanx for a great afternoon Julie & all you ladies, if you read my blog!!! :o)xxx

Cute Card Thursday #43~Have A Giggle!!!...

I'm so glad to be able to play with these stamps!!!
I have had them years & really laughed when I saw them,so hope you like them too!!!
This card is for this weeks CCT challenge & the stamps are PB (2469E Impressed! & 2731E ...better than flies!).
Paper is SU (Old Olive Designer Series),ribbon is SU(Old Olive),card is Coredinations & brads from stash.
Right that's it from me for now!!! I'm going to my friend Julie's house this afternoon,she is having a Cupcake Class & there will be some more ladies there (inc some fellow bloggers!!!).I am really looking forward to it,I don't get out much,lol!!! (not joking either!!!).
I hope you all have a great weekend :o)xxx

PS. Have you seen, my counter has come back,Blimey!!! :-o

Mojo Monday #69...

This is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.
I used a download image from Grab-A-Doodle-Do ,Valentine Cuties.
I coloured her with Promarkers,paper is Daisy Bucket,card is SU,sentiment is studio g stamp.The diamante hearts were a gift from my friend Diane (Thanx x).TFL :o)x

Tag you're It! #41~Sugar Candy Kisses...

This weeks TYI challenge,has a theme that you can interpret as you like.
I chose to go with Kisses xxx
The tag is stamped with a docrafts stamp & pink ink,the wording is done with alphabet stamps,gems & ribbon from stash.TFL :o)x

Friday, 16 January 2009

Dawny's Sale of the Century!!!...

Dawny has asked if we can all spread the word!!!
" Just a quickie to let you know that we are having one more craft sale tomorrow at Saughall Methodist Church from 1pm - 3pm."

For any more info,please visit Dawny's blog.

Thankyou :o)xxx

PTW~Dawny's Sketch #6...

This is my card for this weeks PTW challenge,using Dawny's sketch.
I used another of my wonderful old PB images,that I buy from my Friend,Diane on ebay.
I coloured the image with distress inks,paper is BG Ambrosia,corners are a Quickutz die,pearls are Kaiser,sentiment & hardware are SU,adhesive lace from stash.
Hope you all have a luvly weekend,TFL :o)xxx

WOJ Challenge #14~Purple & Green...

This card is for the colour challenge over on WOJ.
I used Melinda blowing kisses stamp,coloured her with distress inks & then went over with Twinkling H20's.Outlined her with Sakura "Clear Star" pen.Paper is BG Euphoria,flowers are punched with an X-Cut punch,stickles added to centres.Flourish stamp is Studio g,sentiment stamp is SU.
TFL :o)xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge #22 (& my 1st ever stitched card!!!)!

I'm sooooooooooooooo excited,I made my first ever stitched card,with my new sewing machine!!!!!!!!!
I feel like I have conquered something huge,as some of you know,I was desperate for a sewing machine for ages,but was terrified of them (still am,but it's getting better!!!).
I had a few probs,then my Mum came round & the only thing I had been doing wrong was threading the needle from back to front,DOH!!!
My Mum sat with me for a few tries & said I had done great & she luved my lil machine (Mum only buys very good quality machines herself!!!).
My machine was £29.99 from instore (was Poundstretchers) & runs from either batteries or mains.I use mains & it is great,it has 8 diff stitches & is quite powerful,so I'm happy,happy,happy!!!!
Ok, on to my card!!! The image is a download from Pollycraft called "Patchwork Elephants",coloured with Distress Inks,paper is Laura Ashley (this just screams "SEW ME"),stars are Quickutz,eyelets set with Cropadile.Stitching by ME!!!! ;O)
This card is for this weeks Cupcake challenge,following their sketch.
Thanx for looking & listening to me babbling on with excitement!!!! :o)xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Now what do I do?!!!!...

I have finished the whole Twilight series of books!!!!!!
Now what am I supposed to read,cos nothing can compare or beat them,they were absolutely amazing,fantastic,wonderful.......I was hooked on Twilight,lol!!! :o)xxx