Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #14 - Sketch...

Blimey its Wednesday already and time for a new challenge over at the
This week we have a brilliant sketch by Joanne.
Huge thanks to all who entered last week, I love visiting you and seeing your creations.
Remember to pop over to the Inspirational Blog and see what us Funky Fairy's have been up to and freebies to try before you buy.
Here is my take on Joanne's sketch. I have used the NEW 'Just A Bit' papers and I love em.
Gorgeous colours, patterns and elements.
Available here

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #4....April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good Morning
It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Digital Tuesday Challenge
the theme has been set by Amy and is... 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'
This week we are sponsored by the fantastic Dustin Pike.
If you haven't seen Dustin's work pop over and take a peek...
3 free downloads for the lucky winner.

For my card I have used the digi image 'Susie Watering Flowers' available from Digital Stamp

Monday, 27 April 2009

Pollycraft Challenge #13...Callum's Challenge/Make A Card For A Child

Good Morning...
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the glorious weather. We were busy going to the wholesalers and gardening Steve will be glad to be back at work today for a rest!!
Well its Monday again and time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft.
Thank you to all who entered last weeks challenge, we love visiting you and checking out your creations.
It is Paula's son Callum's birthday today so he chose the theme for this one and would like to see us make a card for a child.
Paula has released some new downloads too which are totally fantastic....available here.
'Space Mission'
' Ahoy Matey'

Here is my card for the challenge...


Creative Card Crew Challenge #7...Round & Round

Here's my entry into the current challenge over at Creative Card Crew which is
'Round & Round' need to make sure you have circles on your creation.
I inked up poor little Henry, he was starting to feel neglected!!!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Finally I Can Tell You....

I have been bursting to tell you for a while now about Clare Curd asking me to feature in her 'Talent Spot' in the Do Crafts Creativity magazine.....
I got a tip off from a buddy Katy that the magazine was out so I had to make a trip to The Range today to get my copy.
Here is the article and also a pic of the contents page featuring one of my card plus full pics of the 3 cards I made.
Woo hoo.....I have been published!!!!


Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wow....Funky Fairy Free Paper Pack

Good Morning...
I seem to be having a hectic week and will be sooo glad when the weekend is here, even better if the good weather continues.
I just had to let you know about the totally fantastic paper pack that Shaz is offering on the Funky Fairy's Inspirational blog.
Pop over and see the post excuse not to use these gorgeous papers and join us in this weeks challenge over at the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog where the theme is
'Winged Things'.
Also check out Joanne's gorgeous creations on the inspirational blog too...


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #13 - Winged Things...

Good Morning...
Another week has passed by and its time for a new challenge over at
This week we would love to see your take on the theme ' Winged Things'.
I have made a wallet using the new 'Just Hanging Around' kit which is available to purchase here
Or if you would like to try before you buy then pop over to the inspirational blog where there are loads of freebies....I promise you won't be disappointed.
Thank you to all who entered last week and remember to check back later to see if you are the lucky winner.


Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #3....Celebrate Earth Day

Good afternoon...
Well my work is done for the day so now its chill time.
A new challenge has started today over at the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog and its the first week with the new design team including me.
The theme is 'Green, Brown and one other colour of your choice'.
You may use multiple shades of the colours and you may add white or vanilla as your neutral.
You can create anything you want, but you have to use at least one digital stamp on your project from any company.
I have used 'Susie Squirrel Loves Dandelions' by Ellie...
available here together with other gorgeous designs.
Isn't she adorable and no dandelions are blue but wanted them to match my flower...Lol
Papers by We R Memory Keepers from The Glitter Garden
All other items from my stash.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Dustin Pike Images & DT Call

I forgot to add these to the last post...a couple more random cards which I have made using images by Dustin Pike.
If you haven't seen Dustin's work then pop over and take a look, freebies available....also he has a call out for 10 designers.
I won't apply...think I am going to be busy enough as it is!!!!


More Exciting News & Some Random Cards....

Good Morning...
Yippee a day off for me today but I have tons to keep me busy.
I received some more fantastic news yesterday...Ellie from Digital Stamp Oasis has asked me to be a design team member for her
You can view/buy Ellie's gorgeous images here
There is a challenge ongoing at the moment and a new one will start tomorrow.
I hope you will join can use any of your digi stamps.

Made using the 'Gardener' image from Squigglefly...
Here's Sienna....soon to be released from Making Handmade Cards.
(See my previous post re signing up to the newsletter)


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #8...

Here's my entry into the current Sketch & Stash Challenge....
I have used my new 'Love To Shop' images which are due to be released soon from making Handmade Cards.

Sign up to the Making Handmade Cards newsletter here and you will be notified once the images are available.
Papers are from the Petal Patch range also by Making Handmade Cards.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Woo Hoo...Some Fantastic News

I have been chosen as a guest DT for Funky Fairys Papercrafts fab is that??!!

I am absolutely delighted and it is some very good news at the end of a somewhat stressful week....just don't mention computers!!! Lol

You may remember a short while back I created some items for Funky Fairys...well now its official that I am on the team.

Keep your eyes peeled as there are some totally gorgeous papers and kits coming very soon.



Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Blooming computers & a little something for you....

Good evening....
I am madly trying to catch up with my blogging but our main computer is sooo slow and my laptop is poorly. My darling partner is at our friends at the moment getting it repaired for glad we don't have to pay shop repair fees.
It is full of viruses which have blocked up my c drive and is causing it to crash. It also seems that I have shared the viruses with our main computer as this has started doing the same thing. Opens internet explorer over and over again. Something I have saved to my memory stick contains the virus/viruses so I need to scan that too.
I didn't know I could do that so if you use a memory stick it may well be worth doing...insert and right click then select scan.
This pc is working but not sure for how long as my laptop just gradually got worse.
Anyway enough of that I have an award.....
The following lovely ladies have passed onto me:-
I would like to pass it on to you all so if you haven't already received then please take with love from me.

Funky Fairy Challenge #12 - Recipe....

Good Morning...
Time for a new challenge over at Funky Fairy's and this week we have a recipe for you...
1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.
If you haven't use Funky Fairy downloads before try them for free on the
please remember you must use at least one Funky Fairy item on your entry.
Thank you to all who entered our challenge last week and remember to check the challenge blog later today for the winner.
Here is my card using the Paisley Love papers

Monday, 13 April 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 13 - Orange

Good Afternoon and sorry I am late in announcing the new Pollycraft Monday Challenge.
What a morning I have had with my laptop and main computer. Blooming AOL is all I can say....unable to connect and have spent hours trying to sort it out.
Anyway here I am now...
The new challenge had been set by Pops and the theme is 'Orange' - Pops favorite colour.
Hop over to the challenge blog for loads of gorgeous order to be entered for winning the lovely set of stamps below please remember you must include one Pollycraft item on your creation.
Ever seen an orange elephant??!!
You have now...Lol

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Sketch & Stash #7 & The Rainbow Lady's #55 Challenges...

Here's the sketch & my entry for the current Sketch & Stash Challenge...
I have used one of the new stamps I bought at the Harrogate show.
Its by Dimension Forth Ltd.
My card also fits the theme over at The Rainbow Lady's Challenge too which is 'Danglers'.

I just had to show you this that I received on an email...Lol


Whiff Of Joy Challenge #25 - Sketch

Good Morning...
Just a quickie before I go off to work - here is the sketch and my entry for this weeks Whiff Of Joy Challenge.


Friday, 10 April 2009

Sketch Saturday #45 and Secret Crafter #26 Challenges....

Good Morning...
Yippee a day off today so I am going to catch up on my chores and then craft my little heart out.
Here is a combined challenge entry for:-
1 - Sketch Saturday / Gorgeous sketch by Tracie
2 - Secret Crafter / Stripes


Thursday, 9 April 2009

DT Call..Digital Stamp Oasis

Pop over to Ellie's blog for full

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp & One Stop Challenge...

Here is my entry into the first challenge over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp and also
1 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp: Sketch
2 - One Stop Craft: All Sewn Up (real or fake)
I have used a Squigglefly image called 'Sprite Friends' and K&Co papers.

Ouch...& A Peek At What's Coming Soon From Pollycraft

The 'ouch' is at the burn I got at work today...I caught my arm on the hot plate and by it blooming well hurt. I was feeling sorry for myself so had a piece of cake to make me feel better...Lol
Here's a peek at one of the new downloads coming very soon from Pollycraft...
Paula is busy, busy, busy with designing so keep your eyes peeled.


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Well worth a look...stunning cards by Kaylou

I just had to let you know about Kaylou's gorgeous cards...she left me a comment so I popped over to visit and all I can say is wow!!
Pop over and take a look...

Charisma Cardz Challenge 13 - Sketch...

Hiya all...well must admit I am having a better week this week. Mum and I seem to be getting the hang of the shop and are more organised...I am not growling so that's good!!!
I am missing all the time I used to get to craft but figure that I need to work in order to pay for my addiction!!!
Here is the sketch and my entry for this weeks Charisma Cardz Challenge.
I have used a free image from Bee Craft Downloads...pop over and take a look, there's a competition running at the moment.

I have used my K&Co papers and prima flowers I got at the Harrogate Show.
Dovecraft brads and the rest from my stash.

Funky Fairy Challenge #11 - Dare To Be Square...

Good Morning...
Time for another challenge over at Funky Fairy's and this week we would like to see you create on the theme 'Dare To Be Square'.
Thank you so much to all who entered last week...all your creations were gorgeous. Remember to pop back later to see if you are the winner!!
Please remember you must use at least one FF item on your creation - take a look on the inspirational blog for freebies and try before you buy.
I have used the Doodlementals papers which are free on the inspirational blog.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

ABC Challenge - H is for Hearts... & Truly Scrumptious - Sketch

Oh I am so daft sometimes...I thought I was too late to enter this card into the Truly Scrumptious challenge but just seen the challenges are every 2 weeks!!! Duh!!
Popping over to enter now....
Here is my entry into this weeks ABC challenge - H is for Hearts...I have combined with the Truly Scrumptious challenge by using their sketch but missed the deadline of posting before 5pm.

Victoria Case digi image
Papers from Bearly Mine CD
Prima flowers
Card candy and sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Brads & ribbon from stash


Monday, 6 April 2009

Squigglefly Blog Hop...Candy Winner!!!!

Good Morning...
Yippeeee a day off for me today so I am going to try and catch up with everything and get some crafting done.
WOW what a response we have had to the blog hop. Huge thanks to all who joined us, spread the word and also became followers.
I have tried to visit as many of you as I can but sorry I was unable to get round you all.
Drum roll please!!!!
The winner of my candy is Teresa W....
I used random org to generate a number and it came up with 27.
Please contact me with your addy and I will get your goodies off to you asap.
Don't forget to pop by the other design team members blogs to see if you have won any of their candy.
Thanks again.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

A Catch Up, Some News & A Couple Of Awards...

Good Morning...
Well what a week I have had!!!
It has been my first week in the shop and I must admit it has been a difficult one. I have found it very hard to get back into working after being out of work for 5 months.
Not only has it been physical but also mentally I have felt drained. My mum who is working with me has been fantastic and had to put up with my temper tantrums when not all has gone to plan.
I am sure once I get used to it and get on top of all the ordering of stock etc it will be fine...well I bloody hope so anyway!!!! Lol
I am missing all the time I used to get to craft and seeing everyone else's creations. I have loads of you to catch up with and hope to get some blogging done later and tomorrow :-(
My news is that its Pollycraft's 1st birthday on the web and to celebrate there is currently 40% off for the first 100 customers to order at least 2 stamps...
How fantastic is that??!!
Pop over and take a look, offer ends on the 11th April.
Also new themed downloads should be available by the end of next week so keep your eyes peeled.
I have also received a couple of awards off the lovely Vee.
Thank you Vee x x x

If you haven't got these awards please take with love from me.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Squigglefly Blog Hop....Will remain at the top until the end of the hop....Please scroll down for new posts.

Woo hoo the Squigglefly blog hop has started.....have you been hopping about the design teams blogs and taken a look at their gorgeous creations and the candy that is on offer???
I hope so.....but if you haven't you can start from here and follow this link to your next stop where you will find Holly.
If you would like to start from the beginning you need to visit Anita or there are links to all the design team blogs on my sidebar.
The Squigglefly blog is here which is your final destination...prizes up for grabs here too!!
Here are the cards I have made....the images are called 'The Big Cheese' and 'Simon The Squirrel'....aren't they both super fantastic images.
To be in with a chance of winning my candy please leave a comment on this post but don't worry if you have left on my previous post as I will include you too.
It would be fantastic too if you popped a post or link on your blog too to help us spread the word.

Good luck and have fun.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #10 - Green

Have you checked out the Funky Fairy Challenge this week...
the theme is the colour 'Green'.
Pop over to the challenge blog and see the gorgeous creations from the DT.
Sorry no creation from me this week due to other commitments...I have tons going on at the moment.
I am hoping to get lots of crafting time at the weekend so should be back with some creations very soon.