Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Funky Fairys Challenges #36 DT Card - Transport...

A new challenge has started over on the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog today. The theme we have for you this week is:-
We would like to see you create an item using any kind of transport but please remember to be in with a change of winning the amazing prize (see challenge blog for details) you must use at least one Funky Fairy item.
Pop over to the blog of inspiration for tons of or the
I have used papers from the Just A Bit collection...
Mini image from Stamping

Monday, 28 September 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #25 DT Card - Five 'S' Words...

A new challenge has started over at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog and the theme for this week is:-
Five 'S' Words
We would like to see you use at least two of the following but there is a bonus prize in addition to the main one for those who use all 5
Here are the words....
Here is my card, I managed to use all 5...pop over to the challenge blog for full details.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Pollycraft Friday Freebie / Sketch & Stash Challenge...

Have you been over to the Tales From Pollycraft blog and picked up this weeks Friday Freebie?? There are two images, one coloured and one un-coloured. Here is a card I have made using the gorgeous image which is also my entry into the current challenge over on the Sketch & Stash challenge blog.
There is also an amazing sale on for this wk end only too...up to 15% off your entire order.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Challenge Cards - Sketch Saturday & Crazy 4 Challenges...

I'm home at the moment having some me time whilst my mum is with one of my nieces. I've lost myself in a bit of crafting over the week and here are a couple of challenge cards I've made using my new Lily Of The Valley stamps.



Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Funky Fairys Challenge #35 - Oodles Of Doodles...

A new challenge has started over on the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog...the theme is:-
Oodles Of Doodles
I have used papers from the new 'A Lil Bit Spooky' kit and doodled on the spots, added some fake stitching and also a swirl border around the image.
All you have to do to enter is use one Funky Fairy's item on your creation...pop over to the inspirational blog for tons of freebies or have a browse in the shop.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Thanks & A Few Cards...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers re my Dad, we are coping as well as can be expected...the days seem to be passing by in a blur and reality hasn't sunk in yet. I am having some time on my own this morning, one of my nieces is with mum, Steve is sorting the shop for me and a few things at his own work. Think I am going to try and occupy myself with a bit of crafting.
Here are two challenge cards which I didn't get posted...the images are new from Pollycraft and available HERE.


Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Just a note to say I won't be around much...we tragically lost my dad yesterday after he had an accident at work and suffered a major head injury. We are all totally devastated and I feel completely lost.
Trying to do some crafting as I feel I need to occupy myself with something and to a certain extent have a bit of normality...may seem mad but I can't just sit around doing nothing.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Exciting News.....

Good Morning,
Woo Hoo I have some exciting news...Sally-Ann has asked me to become a guest designer for the Digi Stamp Boutique. Well I just had to say 'Yes'...
I have loved Sally's images for a long time so it is a true honour to be invited onto the team.
Huge thanks to Sally-Ann...
Pop over and check out the and

Monday, 14 September 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #24 DT Card - Black, White & One Other Colour...

Good Morning...
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and the sun was shining. Well Monday morning again &
time for a new challenge over on the Pollycraft Monday Challenge blog. Huge thanks to all who entered over the last fortnight...sorry that I didn't personally get to visit you all.
The theme for the new challenge is......
Black, White & One Other Colour
Pop over to the challenge blog for full details and lots of gorgeous inspiration from the design team.
Here is my card, I have used 'Summer' from the Cherry Kisses
The papers are from Funky Fairy Papercrafts, the 'Ecclectic Lurve'

Sunday, 13 September 2009

My Goodies From Harrogate Show....

Had a fantastic day at Harrogate show and was a little naughty, so hard to resist temptation!!!
Here's a pic of the goodies I off to play now :-)

The Divine Influence.....

Good Morning
Have you visited 'The Divine Influence' blog yet?? Carlyann and Leanne have set the blog up to showcase 'Divine' crafty creations from around the globe.
They have gorgeous candy on offer to celebrate too, pop over and take a peek...HERE

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A Couple Of Challenge Cards - Papertake Weekly & MAWTT....

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, the weather has been gorgeous here...shame I have been working today but a day off tomorrow. Going to Harrogate show....really looking forward to it....was fantastic last time and I spent a fortune. Going with my hands tied this time!!! Lol
Anyway here's a couple of challenge cards...the first one is for Papertake Weekly and the challenge is to use the sketch below.

I have used a new image which is coming very soon from Pollycraft in a new range called 'Enchanted Noel'....isn't he gorgeous??!!

My second card is for Moving Along With The Times and the challenge over there is to follow the sketch together with a christmas theme.

I have used one of the new stamps which are due to be released on the 21st September from Pollycraft. She is called 'Precious'....


Friday, 11 September 2009

Pollycraft Friday Freebie & Bee Crafty Challenge Entry....

It's Friday (but you already know that!!!! Lol) and freebie day over at Pollycraft, don't forget to pop over and pick up the gorgeous halloween kity.
If you haven't entered the amazing candy giveaway get your entry in there too...ends on Monday!!!
Here's a card I've made with the image and 'Doodle Stars' papers from Funky Fairy Papercrafts.
If you make an item using the freebie leave a comment on the blog...we'd love to pop over and see you :-)
I am also entering my card into the challenge over at Bee Crafty which is to use a digi image and digi papers.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A Couple Of Challenge Cards - Friday Sketchers #68 & Sketch Saturday #67

Good Evening
What a lovely day...crafting this morning and then out with a friend this afternoon for a browse round The Range. I was very good tho and didn't buy much...saving my pennies for Harrogate show this weekend. Really looking forward to it as the one earlier this year was fantastic.
I managed to get a few challenge cards done. The first one is for Friday Sketchers...
The image is from the 'Sweet Dreams' range from Pollycraft....HERE

And this one is for Sketch Saturday...I have used one of the NEW Pollycraft Sherbet stamps due to be released on the 21st September.
There is a candy draw over on the Tales From Pollycraft blog...5 prizes up for grabs including all the new stamps, pop over and take a peek.


Funky Fairy's Challenge DT Card - Use A Tag...

Good Morning
Its Wednesday again and time for a new challenge over on the Funky Fairy's Challenge blog. The hop was a huge success and many thanks to all who entered that and also the case it challenge....sure hope you had fun. The main winner has already been announced over on the inspirational blog and it is Shazza - Time To Craft.
Woo hoo well done Shazza.
The rest of the winners will be shown today on the challenge blog, inspirational blog and also the design teams personal blogs so remember to check them all to see if you have been lucky enough to win.
Right onto my winner who is....drum roll please!!
Woo hoo well done Juls, can you send me a mail with your addy and I will get your candy off to you.
Onto the new challenge which is....
Tag It...Use a tag on it
So all you have to do is include a tag somewhere on your creation....simples!!!
I have used the gorgeous Ecclectic Lurve kit, to be honest I'd forgotten how much I adore this kit.
If you like it too pop over to the shop as its on special offer at the moment, only £4.99 instead of the normal price of £9.99.
The card is for my parents-in-law anniversary that is coming up...its on the 2nd October so I have added the month and also a heart to the date on the tag. Also need to add the personal sentiments too.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 10th Challenge Entry....

What a day!!!
I have been trying to get a ton of paperwork done including health & safety stuff for the shop...I gave myself brain ache so decided to break off from it and craft for a few hours this afternoon.
Don't even ask whats happened to my blog layout, I normally use a 3 column template which took me hours to set up...then I decided to add a new background and now its all to pot!! Think thats a job for later.....
***EDIT*** Yippee blog layout sorted!!!
Anyway here is the sketch & my entry for the current challenge over at the Sunday Sketch & Stamp blog. I have used one of Mo's gorgeous images...just love the way the poor little doggie is clinging on!! Lol


Monday, 7 September 2009

Whiff Of Joy #46....

Hope you all had a fab wk end. We had a lovely quiet one at home...nothing much achieved, we just enjoy the time to relax. Obviously I did manage to spend some time crafting!! Lol
I decided to enter the Whiff Of Joy challenge, think I have only entered once before.
Here is the fantastic sketch & my entry...I have used my super cute 'Henry Celebrating Mouse' stamp and Basic Grey 'Lemonade' papers.


Sunday, 6 September 2009

4 Challenges In 1 - Sketch & Stash, Promarker, Papertake & Crafty Creations...

Here is my entry into the following challenges:-
1 - Sketch & Stash / Sketch below
2 - Promarker / Girly & Glittery using any colours
3 - Papertake Weekly / Angels & Fairies
4 - Craft Creations / Use 3 or more patterned papers

I have used a Pollycraft image....Cherry Kisses 'Fairy Socks'


Saturday, 5 September 2009

Funky Fairy's Blog Hop....

Good Morning
Just a quick note to say the hop is now closed, all winners will be announced on the Inspiration Blog on Wed 9th Sept when I will also announce the winner of my surprise candy.
Huge thanks to all of you who took part, hope you had fun and good luck.

Friday, 4 September 2009

ICSketches / MAWTT Challenge Cards & Some Awards...

Here is the sketch & my entry into the current challenge over at Inspirational Card Sketches...
I have used the Cherry Kisses Frames - Rainy Days image from Pollycraft

Here is the sketch and my entry into the current challenge over at Moving Along With The Times....

I had an order for a christening card so tied it in with the addition to the sketch the dt wanted to see some stitching. Well I usually do fake stitching but thought it was about time my sewing machine got some use.
The gorgeous papers are from Funky Fairy Papercrafts...available HERE

And last but certainly not least I have a few awards to show you...

From Natalie...

From Moni & Poppy...

From Moni...
Wishing you all a fantastic weekend and lets hope the sun shines....

Pollycraft Friday Freebie....

Good Morning
Yippee its Friday and the weekend is nearly here...time for another freebie over at Tales From Pollycraft too.
This week Paula is giving away the gorgeous 'Cherry Kisses - Snowball'....pop over and pick her up!!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Funky Fairy's Blog Hop...

Just a reminder that you only have until 9pm tomorrow night to get your answers in for the hop...scroll down for details

Exciting News & Candy From Pollycraft....

Good Morning...
Woo Hoo I have more exciting stuff for you today...
Have you been over to the Tales From Pollycraft ?? On Monday Paula announced some very exciting news and is offering 5 candy prizes, yep 5!!!!
Due to be released on the 21st September are a set of Christmas Pixie stamps, a new range of Sharing Christmas Sherbet stamps and also around the same time Pollycraft will be selling Promarkers!!!! Yippeee....
Pop over for full details and to get your entry in...ends 14th September.


Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Moving Along With The Times & Dare U 2 Digi Challenge Entries...

Here are a few challenge cards I have made caught up with the dreaded housework this morning then had some crafty time.
My first card is for Moving Along With The Times...the challenge was to follow the sketch with the added theme of 'Flower Power'

I have used one of the 'Ginger' images from Pollycraft called 'Sassy'...they have now been released and are available HERE

My second card is for the Dare U 2 Digi Stamp challenge which is a recipe of:-
1 Ribbon
2 Patterned papers
3 Flowers
I have used another Pollycraft image...'Cherry Kisses Frames - Remembering'

**CLOSED**Funky Fairy's Challenge #32 & Blog Hop....

Good Morning
Wow have we got some surprises and funky fun for you is the start of a new challenge over on the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog & also starting on the Inspirational Blog is the Funky Fairy's 1st Blog Hop to celebrate the merging of the Shop & Challenge Design Teams. We thought that we had to mark this occasion & celebrate with a "Funky Fairy" party!!! Woo Hoo....
Firstly the challenge theme for this week is...
"Case It"
This simply means that we have been looking at each others fab projects and choosing one to "CASE" (case is an acronym for Copy And Share Everything) so you create a project using someone else's work as your inspiration but do not need to copy it exactly.
And secondly onto the need to go over to the Inspirational Blog to start and follow the order from there. As you hop around each blog you will see lots of gorgeous creations the design team have made. There is some candy along the way too.....the blog hop will last for 48 hours. I have some candy for you but it is surprise candy.....I will pick a winner at random from the blog hop comments I receive.
On each blog you need to leave a comment and also collect a letter, there are 15 letters in total - once you have them all go back to the Inspirational Blog and leave a comment with your answer.

Here is my 'Case It' creation together with a picture of Ria's card that I cased. . . .

Well hopefully you have just left Ginny's blog & already got her letter....please don't forget to collect my letter which is "Y". At this point you should have 9 letters plus mine!!
The next blog you need to pop over & visit is Andrea's.
If you have not collected all the previous letters, please pop back to the beginning of our blog hop over on the Inspirational Blog.

Phew I think that's all....well what ya waiting for....get hopping!!!! Lol
****Please state in your comment if you are participating in the hop****


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Lily Of The Valley Challenge #35......

Here is my entry into the current challenge over at Lily Of The Valley....I have used another one of the 'Animal Scribbles' images from Pollycraft called 'Chicken Cake'.
I am loving these cuties.....