Wednesday, 30 December 2009

I'm Back & Happy New Year....

Hi ladies
I arrived back from my travels on Tuesday and have had a nice time in Tenerife. The weather was awful the first few days but then loads of sun so we all managed to get a bit of a tan. The area was quiet but not too far away from the nightlife for the girls... We were lucky with the travelling and only got delayed an hour on the way home.
Huge thanks for all your comments whilst I have been away, so much appreciated as always. I hope to catch up with you all soon in between the washing & ironing...

Wishing you all a...



Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas & VC Challenge #31 - Guest Designer...

Whilst you are reading this I will still be away with my family catching the sun in Tenerife....I would like to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and thank you for your friendships. Never in a million years could I have imagined all you amazing people that I have come to be in contact with through my crafting and blogging. Some of you I have been so lucky to meet and others I hope to meet in the near future.

Also thank you all for your thoughts, kindness and support you have shown and continue to show through the loss of my Dad. Onto my card before I get far too sentimental!!!


A few weeks ago I won the challenge over at VC Stamp Challenges and included in the prize was a guest designer spot for a week.

Here is the sketch and my card....

" Merry Christmas"

Monday, 21 December 2009

Bye For Now....

My family and I are jetting off to Tenerife tomorrow (all 10 of us) so this is where we will be spending our my cousin house sitting and looking after our puddy cats, just hope she doesn't throw any wild house parties!!
We are expecting a long journey to the airport and delays too but we will get there eventually. I just hope that we don't have anymore snow today and tonight.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I shall catch you all on my return.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Stamp Something Top 5 & The Pixie Cottage Challenge...

Blimey it's cold out...we have had loads of snow here today and the temperature was down to -4 when I came home from work this afternoon. The roads are terrible and the traffic was only moving at 25 mph. Soooo glad to be home and warmed up....

Another lovely little surprise for me...I have been chosen as one of the top 5 over at the Stamp Something blog for the Winter Wonderland theme

And shock horror I have made a card which is only for one challenge!!!
Its my entry into the current sketch challenge over at The Pixie Cottage...

I have used 'Sharing Christmas Sherbet - Deck The Halls' from Pollycraft and the papers are We R Memory Keepers....White Out Collection.


Thursday, 17 December 2009

Guest Designer & A Challenge Card...

Woo Hoo I have won the last challenge over at VC Stamp Challenges which includes an invite to be the next guest designer....well of course I said yes!!

I am still plodding on with my card orders, only one more to go which I hope to get done tonight... Yep you have guessed it I have been combining again and managed to cover 7 challenges:-

1 - Spoon Full Of Sugar / Sketch

2 - One Stop Crafts / Christmas Love

3 - The Pink Elephant / Winter and/or Christmas

4 - Sophisticats / Xmas Theme...Anything Goes

5 - Creative Card Crew / Anything Goes

6 - My Time To Craft / Yuletide Wishes

7 - Simon Says / Merry Christmas


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Victoria Case Stamp Challenge....

Blimey what a day....I have been sat for hours doing my accounts which I had fallen way behind with. I disciplined myself and have only had proper breaks - well apart from an odd mail here and there!!

No time for any crafting tho so this card that I started last night for the Victoria Case Challenge isn't quite finished but if I haven't already missed the deadline for entries it is very near...I just need to add a sentiment.


Sunday, 13 December 2009

Challenge Cards, Awards & I Made The Top 3...

Hi all...
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. I was working yesterday so chilling out today and crafting. So many challenges and so little time so yep I have combining again!!
My first card is my niece Bethany's birthday on Tuesday and finally I have managed to make an easel card. It covers the following challenges:-
1 - Friday Sketchers / Sketch
2 - Your Next Stamp / Birthdays With Hearts
3 - Daring Cardmakers / Going Dotty
4 - Allsorts / Pearls & Swirls
5 - Create 4 Fun / Easel Card

I have used one of the gorgeous 'Coco' images from the Digi Stamp Boutique...


My second card is for an order I have and covers the following:-
1 - Sketch Saturday / Sketch
2 - Everybody's Art / Red & Green
3 - In Style Stamps / Snow
4 - Charisma Cardz / Red, Green & White or Silver
5 - Stamp Something / Winter Wonderland
7 - Secret Crafter / Snow
8 - Incy Wincy / Snowflakes
9 - All That Scraps / Snowflakes
10 - Paper Cutz / Snowflakes

I have used another image from the Digi Stamp Boutique called 'There's No Friend Like A Snow Friend'.

I have also been very naughty and not shown you these gorgeous awards which I received a while ago....

From Val...thank you xxx

And from Mel...thank you xxx

And lastly I was chosen as the top 3 over at The Pixie Cottage....


There's Magic In The Air - Recipe Blog Hop...

I've just taken part in the There's Magic In The Air Blog Hop....the secret words are:-
"Paper Cupcakes Where The Main Ingredients Is Love"
It starts here, you need to leave a comment on each blog and complete a final challenge...

Friday, 11 December 2009

Challenge Entries...

Hi All...
I am still here, been busy working so not had a lot of spare time. Trying to work my way through some orders I have so tied them in with challenges.
My first card is for:-
1 - Cutie Sunday / Sketch
2 - The Pink Elephant / Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
3 - Creative Inspirations / Non Traditional Christmas Colours
The image is from Angels Landing and sentiment from Funky Fairy Papercrafts...

My second card is for:-
1 - Delightful Sketches / Sketch

The image is from the Digi Stamp Boutique and again the sentiment is Funky Fairy...

And my third card is for:-
1 - Create 4 Fun / Sketch
My cousin recently had a baby boy, I was late making a card to welcome Harry and visiting but finally got to meet him on Wednesday. The image is from Squigglefly...


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Multiple Challenge Card....

I've had a nice day out today with my mum, sister and great nephew doing a bit of shopping ready for our holiday...we are all hoping to get away for Christmas as its not going to be the same by any means without Dad being here. We feel that being away and not doing the traditional family things will make it just that little easier.
If I suddenly disappear then ya know where I've gone!!
Anyway onto my card which again is a multiple one....
1 - Sketch Saturday / Sketch
2 - All That Scraps / Christmas
3 - Quixotic / Be Charming
4 - Simon Says / So Charming
5 - Paper Play / Christmas Without Red or Green
6 - Paper Cutz / Christmas
7 - Stamp Something / Glitzy Somethings
8 - Pile It On / Tinsel Town
9 - Oh La, La Creations / Child's Card
10 - Creative Craft / Waiting For Santa (**Whoops this challenge was meant to include a santa!!**)
11 - Papertake Weekly / Red & Green Must Not Be Seen
Phew....I think that's em all!!

I have used 'Evie Waiting For Santa' from the Enchanted Noel range by Pollycraft....

Monday, 7 December 2009

Woo Hoo....I've Been Winning

This is my second post this morning....please scroll down for details of the new Pollycraft Monday Challenge.

Thought I would share with you my winnings...These gorgeous stamps from Cute Card Thursday.

I've won some gorgeous die cuts from Die Cut Dreams.

& finally I also won some gorgeous Bo Bunny buttons & gems on the Simon Says 12 Days of Christmas Challenge on Papercraft Planet....check it out here


Pollycraft Monday Challenge #30 - Sketch....

Good Morning...
It's time for another challenge over at Pollycraft Monday and we have a sketch for you.
This challenge will run until the 4th January so you have loads of time to enter. Remember you can use any products you wish but if you do have Pollycraft then we would love to see them.
I have used one of the Cherry Kisses Frame images called 'Daisy Chain' available here.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

A Couple Of Challenge Cards...

My first card is for:-
1 - Die Cut Dreams / Hot Chocolate
2 - Everybody's Art / Stitching

My second card covers lots of challenges so here goes:-
1 - Papertake Weekly / Sketch
2 - Corrosive / Red & Green
3 - Cupcake Crafts / Red & Green
4 - Incy Wincy / Red & Green
5 - Kaboodle / Snowflakes
6 - Sophisticats / Snowflakes & Sparkle
7 - Stamp With Fun / Xmas
8 - Creative Card Crew / Christmas
9 - Digital Tuesday / Christmas Sparkle
10 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp / Red, Green & 1 Neutral


Friday, 4 December 2009

Create 4 Fun & Magical Craft Challenges...

Good Morning...
Just a quick post from me before I leave for work, huge thanks to you all for your lovely comments...I will catch up with you soon xxx
My first card is for Create 4 Fun....
I have used the gorgeous 'Coco' from the Digi Stamp Boutique...just released yesterday.

My second card is for Magical Crafts...

Again I have used another 'Coco' image....


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Challenge Cards Etc....

Hi Ladies...
Blimey another week nearly over and I haven't achieved half as much as I'd planned. Probably spending too much of my spare time crafting.
Here are a few challenge cards I have managed to squeeze in....
My first card is for:-
1 - Sketch & Stash / Sketch
2 - Paper Cutz / Anything Goes
I have used the gorgeous 'Baxter With Tulips' image & 'Roundabout' sentiment from Pollycraft.
My second card is for:-
1 - Friday Sketchers / Sketch
2 - Allsorts / Buttons

The image is the adorable 'Suzie' from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

Also there is a new character to meet...the gorgeous Coco


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Creative Inspirations & Cute Card Thursday Challenges...

Here is my entry into the following challenges:-
2 - Cute Card Thursday / Snips, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
(Card for a younger boy)

I have used the newly released 'Sam & Skateboard' image from the Digi Stamp Boutique.


Digi Stamp Boutique....Offer Of The Month

Good Morning...
A new offer of the month is available over at the Digi Stamp Boutique....the adorable Suzie and Sam, only £1.50 per set!!
Don't forget the monthly competition too...see full details here