Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #11...

Hi everybody...
Wow what gorgeous weather this weekend, makes a change to have sun rather than rain!!
We have been making the most of it, was at friends last night for a BBQ and have been out in the garden today too.
I have managed to squeeze some crafting in as's the sketch for the current challenge over at Sketch & Stash and my entry.
I have used one of my new images I bought from Dustin Pike this week.


Saturday, 30 May 2009

Passion For ProMarkers Challenge #1....

Good Morning
Another week passed by and I am looking forward to a couple of days of. Been busy with work this week and also DT stuff but managed to squeeze a challenge card in.
My card is for the first challenge over at Passion For ProMarkers and wow have you seen the gorgeous prizes on offer to the lucky winner??!!
The challenge has an open theme this week on the ProMarker colours you have to use...I have used Satin, Sandstone, Meadow Green and Lime Green.
The image 'Arthur' is from the Digi Stamp Boutique (Grab A Doodle Do) and the papers are K&Co


Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #18 - Baby Theme...

Good Morning...
Wednesday already which means time for a new challenge over at the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog.
Huge thanks to all who joined us last week, I love visiting you and seeing your creations.
The theme for this week is.....Baby's
Remember to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is use at least one Funky Fairy item on your easy is that??!!
If you haven't tried Funky Fairy's downloads then what are you waiting for, pop over to the Inspirational Blog to try before you buy. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Here is a tiny sample of the papers available to download FREE!!

The papers and images print off perfectly and the colour range is amazing.
I have stopped buying plain backing paper and card - I now just print off my own using such sets as the 'It's so distressing' and save a fortune.
I have used papers from three sets on my card:-
Its just so distressing
Gorjuss Gingham's
Dainty Dots


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #8 - Weddings....

Good Morning
Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend, the weather has been gorgeous here until later last night when we had more rain!!
Back to work for me but I sure made the most of my day off lots of my DT work done.
Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Digital Tuesday and the theme for this week has been set by me and it is 'Weddings...'
Here is my card, I have used an image from Dustin Pike and the papers are from Summertime Designs.


Monday, 25 May 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #16....Monochrome

Good Morning...
Hope you are all enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the sun is shining.
A new challenge starts today over at Pollycraft Monday, the theme has been set by lovely Sue and it is 'Monochrome'.
We would like to see you using various shades of one colour on your creations, you can of course use neutral colours in addition too...remember tho you must include at least one Pollycraft item.
Pop over to the challenge blog for full and also to check out the DT's work for inspiration.
Huge thanks to all who entered the last challenge set by Diane of 'Flowers'....we love coming to visit your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations.
Here's my card using various shades of black...grey and Gregory Star from the Moodles range.


Saturday, 23 May 2009


Just a little done on our car and we will shortly be the owners of a very sensible diesel BMW. I think my OH is either going thru a mid-life crisis or has banged his head!! Lol
Also I would like to say a huge thanks for all your lovely comments, they are so much appreciated as always. I am having a busy time at the moment but will get round to visit you all very soon.
Hope everybody has a lovely bank holiday weekend and its a dry one.

Funky Fairy Inspirations....

Good morning...
Have you been over to the Funky Fairy's shop site recently...Shaz has been busy giving it a complete makeover and it is looking blooming fantastic. The design team have been busy too creating loads of gorgeous items to get your creative juices flowing.
Pop over and take a
I have made this little birdhouse, gift bag and card using papers from the 'Just A Bit/Just For Fun' collection.


Friday, 22 May 2009

Sketch Saturday & One Stop Craft Challenges...

Well its Friday and the weekend is here but I can't get too excited as I am working both tomorrow and Sunday. There is a big street party/fair going on in the town where we have our sandwich shop so we will be open.
Its been another mad and hectic week so not much time for crafting, upset too as I lost my gorgeous Dower & Hall bracelet :-(
But on a better note we have a guy coming to view our car tomorrow, decided to be sensible and go for something more economical. Time to say goodbye to the boy/girl racer days!!!! Lol
The guy owned it before the garage who we bought it off and desperately wants it back so fingers crossed.

Anyway onto my card which covers two challenges:-
1 - Sketch Saturday
2 - One Stop Craft / Pink & Brown

The image is 'Arthur' from Digi Stamp Boutique and all papers are from Funky Fairy Papercrafts.


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Funky Fairy Challenges #17 - Buttons & Circles...

Good Morning
Time for a new challenge over at the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog and this week the theme is...
Buttons & Circles.
Here's my card and I have used various Funky Fairy papers:-
Nanna's Wallpaper
Dots Are Distressing Vol 1
Its Just So Distressing Vol 5
Sentiments from Feeling Fruity Shabby Style

(Image from Pollycraft - Cherry Kisses)
If you are new to downloads then try before you buy and pop over to the inspirational blog where there are loads of freebies for you to try.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #7 - Tag You're It....

Good Morning...
Its Tuesday which means time for a new challenge over at the
Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog.
The theme for this week has been chosen by Ellie and it is...
'Tag You're It':- Use a tag or tags somewhere on your creation.
We have been kindly sponsored by Tracey - Fred, She Said and I have used Tracey's
Emma & The Butterfly Image.

Tracey is offering the lucky winner 2 full sets and 1 single image from her gorgeous designs.


Monday, 18 May 2009

Trouble with blogger & internet explorer...

Is anyone else have problems with blogger? I am finding that when I visit some blogs it is opening internet explorer over and over again!
It is also very, very slow.
Does anyone know how to fix?
Scanned my laptop and no viruses found.....aaarrrhhhhh whats the problem???!!!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Wedding, RAK, Blog Candy Winnings & Awards

Good Afternoon
Hope everybody is well and having a fantastic weekend. I am still trying to catch up and visit you all but life seems to be getting in the way at the moment.
Had a very busy weekend with our friends wedding on Friday and then my BIL birthday party last night.
Just thought I would take it easy today and hopefully get caught up a bit and get some crafting done.
Here is the happy couple...
I left Angie a comment re her gorgeous bookmark and she sent me it, even better in the flesh!!
Thanks Angie

My winnings from Greg's blog candy -
Thanks Greg


From Clare



Huge thanks ladies and sorry its taken me soooo long to post.
If you would like these awards please take with love from me.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

3 In 1 Challenge Card...Inspirational, Papertake Weekly & Cupcake Craft...

I made this card for my brother in law who's birthday it was yesterday...
I managed to cover 3 challenges:-
1 - Inspirational 'Sketch'
2 - Papertake Weekly 'Animal Antics'
3 - Cupcake Craft ' A card for a man or boy'
I just love the 'Meerkat' image from Sandra Dry Designs....
the advert 'Simples' always makes me laugh!!


Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge 10....

Here's my entry into the current Sketch & Stash Challenge following the sketch below....
I have rotated the sketch and used my new Pollycraft 'Cherry Kisses - Wedding' image plus my neglected Basic Grey papers and stickers.

I just have to add the sentiment to the card, it is for our friends who get married on Friday and the colour scheme for the flowers is pink and orange.

Funky Fairys Challenge #16 - Flowers & Bling...

Good Morning...
A new challenge starts today over at the Funky Fairys Challenge Blog and the theme for this week is 'Flowers & Bling'.
Pop over for full details and also check out the shop...12 new sets were released last week and I am sure you will love them all!!
If you would like to try before you buy then there are many freebies on the inspirational
Here's my card using one of the Funky Fairy images, Funky Flowers papers and sentiments from the Feeling Fruity Shabby Style kit.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #6....

Good Morning...
Time for a new challenge over at the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog.
The theme for this week has been chosen by Carisa and it is...
Non-traditional folding or non-traditional shaped cards.
We have My Grafico sponsoring this challenge and they are giving away a full set of digi images to one lucky winner.
Here is my rocket shaped card, I have used the 'Space Art' collection from My Grafico.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 15 - Flowers...

Good Morning...
A new challenge today over at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog and the theme this week has been set by the lovely is flowers!
The lucky winner will get a full set of 'The Moodles'!!
Usual rules apply, please see the challenge blog for full details.
Here is my card using the NEW 'Cherry Kisses'...they are totally gorgeous.
Available to buy

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Papertake Weekly, Secret Crafter & Cute Card Thurs Challenges...

Good Morning...
I was home alone last night so decided to enter some challenges with the NEW soon to be released 'Cherry Kisses' from Pollycraft.
There are images, papers and flower elements...all totally gorgeous.
My first card is for this weeks Papertake Weekly, here's the sketch...and also for the
Secret Crafter Challenge too which is 'Flowers' (Think I may be too late for this one tho!!)

My second card is for Cute Card Thursday where the theme is 'Happy Mail'...


Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Sketch & Stash & Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenges...

Finally some free time for me tonight to get to play with my new goodies....
The Moodles / Gorgeous guys and gals - Available now from Pollycraft
New scrummy papers - Available now from Funky Fairys Papercrafts
My first card is for this weeks Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge which is to the follow the sketch below.
I have used 'Ivor Skater' image (Pollycraft) / 'Just A Bit 4 & Doodle Stars' papers (Funky Fairys)

My second card is for the current Sketch & Stash Challenge...
I have used my new 'Hugo Pressie' (Pollycraft) image and 'Aqualicious' papers (Funky Fairys)


Funky Fairys Challenge # .........Get Well Cards/Presents

Just wanted to let you all know that today there has been 12 new kits launched including the original 'Funky Fairy' images that used to be available as single stamps. Now available as a digital collection, all 9 images for £2.99!! WOW
There are also a few add ons to the 'Just a bit' range.
New kits added to the 'Colours in volume' range, including a gorgeous, shabby elegant styled one called 'Nanna's Wallaper'
And a new bright colourful kit called 'Aqualicious Delights'
Good Morning...
Time for a new challenge over at the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog and the theme for this week is Get Well cards/presents.
Thanks to all who entered last week, as always I love visiting you and seeing your creations.
For my card I have used the gorgeous 'Just Hanging Around' kit which is so versatile and full of gorgeous papers, images and sentiment.
Pop over to the shop and take a peek...if you would like to try before you buy then check out the inspirational blog for loads of freebies.
There is loads going on over at the Funky Fairy's HQ so keep your eyes peeled for new releases coming very, very soon.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #5....Teacher Appreciation Theme

Hope everybody had a fantastic bank holiday weekend. I got caught up on a few things and feel de-stressed so that's good!!
Time for a new challenge over at the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog and the theme for this week chosen by the lovely Anjou is 'Teacher Appreciation'.
Here's my card using the image 'Number 1 Teacher' from Digital Stamp Oasis and digital papers from Funky Fairys Papercrafts called Just A Bit.
Pop over to the challenge blog for full details...the lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice from Digital Stamp Oasis.


Monday, 4 May 2009

Awards To Share....

I have a few awards to share with you all...
If you haven't got these award please take with love from me, sorry Clare I am cheating again!!
The first one is from Poppy and is called 'The Gift Of Love Award'...
From Clare...
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in 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 bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award"

From Lynsey...

And last but certainly not least from Debs & Noraanne...


Saturday, 2 May 2009

What A Week...

So glad my working week is over and that's it for a few days. Its been one hell of a busy week and I have fallen behind with so many things.
I have loads of design stuff to do and a mega blog hop plus some orders....thats my weekend sorted!!!
Thank you all who have left me comments and I will get to visit you very soon to see what you have been up to.
Here are some cards I have made using the new baby pack from Squigglefly and also the gorjuss gingham papers from Funky Fairys Papercrafts.