Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Whoops I Forgot......

I have forgotten to tell you all about the Squigglefly blog hop that will be running from tomorrow until Sunday!!!!
I have been sooo busy sorting things for the shop it just went out of my head!!!!
Anyway the fun will start tomorrow so I hope you can visit all the design team blogs....
there is a prize up for grabs on each blog and a prize at your final destination of
Together with the prizes we will be showing you some of our creations using a wide range of the fantastic images available for instant download.
Here are some 'tiny' sneak peeks...Lol


Monday, 30 March 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #12 - Downloadables

Good Morning, Hope everybody is well....
Another 2 weeks have passed and its time for a new Pollycraft Challenge...
where does the time go??!!
Huge thanks to all who entered our last challenge....we all love visiting your blogs and seeing your creations.
The challenge has been set by lovely Emma and the theme is 'Downloadables'.
Emma thought that with the gorgeous stamps that Paula has launched all the downloads that are available from Pollycraft have been forgotten!!!
So I looked through my downloads and found this cute little chappy named 'Games Junkie'...I just think he is perfect for all those boys cards with his games console pad.
Pop over and have a browse through all the downloads available....click here

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Wow Funky Fairys Sale & DT Call....

Pop over to the Funky Fairys shop for 50% savings and also check out the inspirational blog for full details on the DT call.

What A Hectic & Expensive Weekend.....

I have had such a fantastic but very expensive and hectic weekend!!
I went to the Harrogate show on Saturday with my crafting buddy Joanne and met up with some other blogging buddies which it was so lovely to meet.
We have also now got the keys to the shop so have been out today buying all sorts of supplies so we are ready for opening as usual on Tuesday.
Here are some pics of the goodies I bought at Harrogate...I was very naughty!!!


Friday, 27 March 2009

Spiral Whisper - Flourising Flowers...

Good Morning...
Another play day for me...so I am again going to make the most of it and craft.
The housework can wait!!! Lol
Here are a couple of cards made using the new 'Flourishing Flowers' downloads from
I have added a bit of colour with my pro markers.
Papers from Bearly Mine CD
Ribbon from Poppicrafts
Card Candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Pins from my stash
Papers from Anna Marie Designs
Card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards


A random card I have made for an order...


Thursday, 26 March 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge 44 & Secret Crafter #24

Good Morning,
I managed to squeeze another challenge card in last night, I certainly made the most of my day.
It covers 2 challenges :-
1 - Friday Sketchers (Sketch below)
2 - Secret Crafter (Favourite colour)....I love pink and well black too.

I have used the doodlebug transfers I won from Steph on the ribbon for the sentiment...I never even thought of adding them to ribbon. Duh!!!
Sometimes it helps to read instructions and advice on packaging!!!

Anna Marie Papers
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Papermania brads
Doodlebug transfers
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from stash


Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Daring Cardmakers / Stamp Something Challenge Entries & An Award...

Blimey I have had a busy but fun filled day and managed to get most of my card orders done, a few challenge entries and also had a catch up and a coffee with Joanne.
Bit of a long post here I am afraid!!!! :-)
My first card is for Daring Cardmakers and the theme is 'Cos I'm a woman' -
it can be any style, any theme, and any recipient as long as she is female.
My second card is for Stamp Something and the theme is 'Think Spring'
I have also been given this award from Moni and Joanne.
Thank you sooo much ladies
x x x
I pass award onto you all so again if you haven't already got please take with love from me x x x
This fab award is given to blogs which:-
- inspire you
- make you smile and laugh
- or maybe gives amazing information
- a great read
- has an amazing design
- and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are: Put the logo on your blog sidebar or post.
Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing and let them know. Share the love and link to this this post and to the person you received your award from!


Cute Card Thurs #52 / Charisma Cardz #11 / A Random & My Winnings...

Here is my entry into this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge 52 which a recipe...
- Something ripped
- 2 Papers
- 4 Embellishments
Image from Grab A Doodle
PM Spring Burst papers & brads
Prima flowers from The Glitter Garden
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
The challenge over at Charisma Cardz this week is a sketch..here is the sketch and my entry.

I love the papers and images so much from the Funky Fairy Feeling Fruity kit that I also made a random card...

And last but not least my candy winnings from Steph which arrived this morning...
Thank you x x x


Funky Fairy's Challenge 9 & Some Awards...

Good Morning....
I am trying to make the most of my last week of freedom before I am back to work next week...we finally get the keys to the shop we have bought on Saturday...yippee!!
My days will be lost in hot butties and meat pies instead of paper, glitter and glue!! Lol
Must admit I shall be glad to get some routine back in my day.
Well its time for another challenge over at Funky Fairy's Challenges...this week we would like to see your 'Fruity' creations....you can use fruits or fruity colours.
Thank you to all who joined us last week, we love visiting your blog and seeing your creations...the winner will be announced later.
Please remember you must use at least one item from Funky Fairy's to be in with the chance of winning the prize - full details here.
Here is my card using the 'Feeling Fruity - Shabby Style' kit.

FF Feeling Fruity Papers and sentiment
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Stamp & brad from The Glitter Garden
Flowers & ribbon from my stash
I also have a few awards....
The first one is from Jacilynn, Thank You x x x

And from Poppy, Thank You x x x

I would like to share with you all so if you haven't already got these awards then pick them and pop them on your blog with love from me.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Daisy & Dandelion Challenge 2 - Thank You

Hope you are all well and having some lovely weather. Its a little calmer here today after the horrible winds and rain we had yesterday.
Here is my card for this weeks Daisy & Dandelion Challenge which is 'Thank You'
BG 'Eva' papers
Sentiment from Funky Fairy's Feeling Fruity Kit
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Flowers and brads from my stash

Monday, 23 March 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge #43...

Good afternoon...
Here is my entry into this weeks Sketch Saturday and also a random card....
I have used the bride and groom images from Squigglefly.

Papermania 'Exuisite' Papers & Brads
Ticket sentiment from Bearly Mine CD
Flowers and gems from my stash

Papers and ticket sentiment from Bearly Mine CD
Gemstones Cardstock
Papermania brads
Flowers from my stash


Friday, 20 March 2009

Sketch Saturday #42 & Cupcake Craft & ABC Challenges....

Good Afternoon...
I have been working on Mothers Day cards for my mum and Steve's mum.
Thought I might aswell tie in with a few challenges:-
1 - Sketch Saturday (Sketch below)
2 - Cupcake Craft Challenges (Colour Combo - Brown +1)
3 - ABC Challenge (Flowers)

WOJ Willow image coloured with pro markers
HOTP Vintage Papers - The Glitter Garden
Flowers by Papermania and my stash
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Ticket sentiments from Bearly Mine CD - Designer Extreme Vol 1

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Willow Sketchie Challenge....

Just scraping in at the last minute...here is my entry into the Willow Sketchie Challenge.
A brilliant sketch by Katy & the twist is to include some dots and stripes on your creation.
I have used the new 'A Walk In The Park' download.

Daisy & Dandelion / Spoon Full Of Sugar / CCT Challenges

A couple of challenge entries:-
1 - The theme over at Daisy & Dandelion Challenges is 'New Beginning's'.
2 - The theme over at Spoon Full Of Sugar is 'Little Gem', the team would like to see gems on your creations
My 2nd card is for Cute Card Thursday - the challenge this week is 'Celebration' and a gorgeous sketch.


Funky Fairy Challenge #8 - Scrapbook Page

Good Morning....
Mid week already which means its time for another challenge over at
This week we would like to see you create a scrapbook page...please remember you must use at least one FF item on your creation.
Huge thanks to all who entered last week....I really enjoy visiting all your blogs to see what you had created. Pop over to the challenge blog where the winner will be announced later.
Here is my page showing my kitties Malibu and Coke enjoying a little nap and drrreeeaaammming....bless!!
I have used the 'In with the old' papers in shades of grey and pink.
If there is an afterlife I am coming back as a cat so I can treat my home like a hotel, be fed on demand and spend most of my days sleeping....Lol

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

ABC & Crafty Creations Challenges...

Here is my entry into the ABC Challenge which is 'E' for Easter and also Crafty Creations who's theme is flowers....hope I'm not too late.
Sorry for the poor picture...
Little chick is a download from Grab A Doodle - Cutey Animals Set 2
Papers are Basic Grey
Flowers, ribbon and pins from my stash


Been having a play with some of the images from Squigglefly....
I love the images and must admit this cat one called 'Yum!' is one of my favourites.
More new images have been added so be sure to pop over and take a look.
'For You'
'Whimsical Ballerina'


Charisma Cardz Challenge - Something For The Guys...

My great nephew will be 3 on Friday and I have been making his birthday cards...I made this one for him from my mum and dad. Cameron is car mad and especially likes mini's so the image from Sketching Stamper was ideal.
Also the theme this week over at Charisma Cardz is 'Something For The Guys'....
so my card fits perfectly.
Image coloured with pro markers
PM Papers
Sentiment done on PC

Monday, 16 March 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge *11 - Lynsey's Sketch*

Good Morning...
Thank you to all who entered the last challenge following Sue's Sketch,
all gorgeous entries and I have enjoyed visiting you and seeing your creations.
We have another sketch for you this week by Lynsey...
here is the sketch and my DT card.
Pop over to the challenge blog for full details and to find out the lucky winner from the last challenge.

I have used 'Sharing Sherbet - Secrets' stamp...available here
Basic Grey 'Eva' papers
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Gems, buttons and flowers from my stash

Friday, 13 March 2009

Funky Fairy's 'Feeling Fruity - Shabby Style'...

Good Morning...
Friday again and another week has flown by for me. Things still very hectic with one thing and another but I am managing to find some crafting time.
I am looking forward to a fab day tomorrow at the NEC show and meeting up with some blogging buddies and fellow DT members.
Thought I would share these with you...a few items I made using the Feeling Fruity kit from Funky Fairy and templates from The Cutting Cafe.