Thursday 30 June 2011

Au'revoir to Paper Cupcakes :-(

Evening All. Just a quickie - since I last posted on here, I've had a nightmare with my 'puter and haven't been able to upload any pics. What made it all the worst was it meant that I missed posting my last DT card for Paper Cupcakes on Monday. But - I'd made it, so I wanted to share it and say a warm farewell to Nina, the lady behind the images. I've really enjoyed my time working with the team and Nina is now someone I consider a friend. I'll always be grateful as she was the first one to give me a chance to be on a DT. The challenge this week is Blast From the Past, and Ildiko wants us to do a card or project that reflects the 20s/30s era. I had in my head for this period, that kind of art deco shape and so this is what I came up with:
Image - Paper Cupcakes coloured with promarkers.
Papers and sentiment - DCWV.
Other - Rolled roses made with MFT die and viva decor glitter pen used in centre.

Well, I hope you like it - and I hope you're all doing good this week. I'm off to craft - and to watch 'Millionaire Matchmaker', have you seen it? It's hilarious!!! I'll be back tomorrow (with about 3 different posts - got a bit of a clash situation goin' on!) TTFN.............x

Sunday 26 June 2011

Some more handmade flowers!!

Evening! Told ya I'd be back! Now before I get to my card, I just wanted to tell you something exciting that happened yesterday....we went to a 'fun day' at Woolwich Barracks which is near to where I live. As we got there, Sam said to me, 'oh look, there's that bloke from Dancing on Ice', so I'm looking and couldn't see who he was talking about, then he said 'over there....Johnson whatsiname' and when I looked it was Johnson Beharry. For those of you who don't know who he is, he is the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross in over 30 years. The Victoria Cross is the highest medal for valour in the British Armed Forces and he won the medal for twice saving the lives of members of his unit - the second time, he'd been severely wounded but still went on to save others. I felt really proud to be in the company of such a brave and inspirational man. It's not often these days that you can say you've seen a real life hero!!!
OK - back to the business of cardage! Pollycraft are having a DT call at the moment and since the release of Sonny Honeycloud, Swings and Slides and Chester, I seem to be falling more in love with their images with each new release and so what would I love more than anything but to be on their design team and get to work with these images all the time!!?? Here's the card I made using one of the freebie images for the DT call:
Image - Pollycraft coloured with promarkers.
Papers - Basic Grey.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Other - Border made using MS punch and Flowers made by punching holes in BG chipboard shapes, layering up with flowers cut with Slice and threading with baker's twine. Gems from stash.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Well, I think that's about it from me for now. Please wish me luck with the DT call...I'll certainly be keeping everything crossed! And thanks for visiting and spending some time with me!! I'm off to craft...and watch Hawaii 5-0! TTFN...............xx

My first Bildmalarna.......

Morning folks. I hope the sun is shining down on you today like it is here in London!! It really is a beautiful day - love it when it's like this, it always makes everything seem better and I just feel happier. Does the sunshine make you feel like that?
There's a new challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp today and this week, Maggie has designed a great sketch. Here's the card I made with it:

Image - Bildmalarna coloured with prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor.
Papers - Prima 'Sparkling Spring' and Bazzill kraft and blue (for the flowers) cardstock.
Sentiment - Basic Grey rub-on.
Other - Brads from Papermania, Ribbon from stash, Corner from Make It Crafty painted with acrylic paint.

So - what d'you think? Do you like the matting with kraft card? I must admit to 'case-ing' this idea from Pops, who does it alot and I always think it looks gorgeous - and Pops, I really hope you don't mind me doing it. If you've not visited Pops' blog before, you really must cos she makes the most beautiful cards!!! And do you like my flowers? I used my Slice to cut out 3 flowers and layered them all together with a glittery brad.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Right, I think that's about it for now but I'll be back later! Thanks for visiting me and any comments you might leave - and don't forget to join in the challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. Enjoy your day.........specially if the sun's shining!!!!

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Dig out those unused tools!!!

What is going on with blogger lately? It seems like there's one problem or another every week, it's getting a bit ridiculous...but enough with the moaning and on with my post!
There's a new challenge over at Shopping our Stash and this week, we want you to feel inspired by your unused or seldom used tools. I've had a crop-a-dile for an absolute age but have only used it once or twice and the last time was ages ago so I decided to dust it off and make this card:
Image - Digistamp Boutique coloured with promarkers.
Card Blank and Sentiment - Craftwork Cards.
Paper - Paper Cellar, Bazzill Basics card for matting.
Other - Eyelets and screw brads from stash, Tool shaped buttons from QVC.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
It's my Dad's birthday next month, so this card should come in handy to give to him from Sam! Hope you like it - I'm lovin' these cute shaped buttons at the moment (and have got lots of different ones, so expect to see a few more LOL!) Hope you're all doing good and are having a good week. Right, I'm off to get some more crafting done and to finish watching Supernatural (have you seen those boys?? Specially the new improved bod on Sam!? Made me come over all peculiar! LOL!) Laters peeps..........xx

Monday 20 June 2011

Paper Cupcakes Photo Inspiration Challenge

It's Monday which brings with it another new challenge over at Paper Cupcakes!! This week, Patti wants us to be inspired by the following picture:

I loved the colours in the picture and when I saw the image I've used in the Paper Cupcakes store, I thought it would be perfect, here's my card:

Image - Paper Cupcakes coloured with promarkers and crafty notions rainbow glaze - with chalk in the background.
Papers, Ribbon and Gems - All Papermania Aqua Capsule collection.
Sentiment - Personal Impressions.
Other - Eyelet set with crop-a-dile and twine from stash.

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
Right,  I think that's about it. Have fabby weeks everyone!! Bye for now.................xx

Saturday 18 June 2011

Pay It Forward Award

Tonight, I was lucky enough to received this lovely award from Caroline over at LaceTopDesigns - I was especially touched cos it's the first time she's visited my blog that I know of. But the first of many visits, I hope anyway!! Here's the award:
The 'rules' for accepting the award are to mention the blogger who gave you the award and link it back to their blog and pay it forward to 5 bloggers. I've decided to 'pay it forward' to my 5 bestest (and very talented) friends in blog land - Edna at 'Another Day, Another Card', Nic at 'Coops Cluttered Corner', Claire at 'Claire's Crafty Corner', Vicky at 'Sticky With Icky' and Vicky at 'Vixx Handmade Cards'.
Hope you like it ladies! xxx

My first Hanglar

Hi Peeps. Hope you're all having lovely weekends. I'm child free, so I'm crafting the day (and night!) away!! Anyway, I'm gonna keep it brief cos I've made this card for the Lovely Hanglar challenge and it closes in minutes - nothing like cutting it fine, eh!! Here it is:
Image - Hanglar and Stanglar coloured with prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor.
Papers - First Edition 'Daydream'.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Dies - Doily from Cheery Lynn.
Sentiment - Personal Impressions stamp.
Others - Ribbon and Pearls from stash.

I'm sure I'll be back soon with more cardage!! TTFN......................xx

Thursday 16 June 2011

Boys and their toys...........

The good news is it's nearly the end of the week - and for me, it's nanny and grandad's turn this weekend to have my son, so I've got a whole weekend of crafting uninterrupted - whoop, whoop!! The bad news is that the weather (here in London at least!), is absolutely dreadful!! We've had so much rain today, I started to wonder if it'd ever stop!
Anyways, I originally made this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday (followed their sketch) and LOTV's Anything Goes challenge but with one thing and another, I didn't get to post it until both those deadlines had gone but I've been catching up in blogland and discovered that it fitted into Colour Create's challenge perfectly, so here it is:
Image - Lili of the Valley watercoloured with Distress Inks.
Papers - My Mind's Eye Lost and Found.
Embellishments - Buttons and Felt Ribbon both MME Lost and Found.
Other - Border die cut with Nellie's Multi-Frame Border.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
OK - that's all from me for tonight, I'm off to settle down at the crafting table and to watch some TV. Enjoy the rest of your evenings...........xx

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 4

Hey there everyone! I hope you've had a good day - it's been lovely here in London. There's a new challenge starting today over at Shopping Our Stash and this week, it's nice and easy and you've got lots of options to help you use up some of that stash!! Welcome to the SOS challenge - which means you can use either one or more items or themes from one or more of the following categories: S - products from companies starting with 'S' Stampin' up, Stampavie, Sassafras Lass, SEI, etc. O - ocean or nautical theme, seashore, underwater creatures, etc. S - things that start with an 'S' Seashells, Silver, Seam binding, Scoring, Stripes, etc.
Here's my card:
Images - SWALK coloured with prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor.
Papers - First Edition 'Daydream'.
Others - Scalloped base card from Craftwork cards, Flowers cut with MS punch, Pearls from stash, Stickles.

So - my S's were: Scalloped, Square card base, Spotty Sparkly paper, SWALK image, Spellbinders Nestie (to die cut image) and Stickles. You get the idea?!?

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Before I go, I know it's a bit cheeky but if you've not seen the card I posted last night, could you please have a little nose for me just cos I was really pleased with how it turned out and I'd love to hear what you think!
I hope you'll join in with our challenge over at Shopping Our Stash - you've got lots of options, so I'm sure you could make a card to fit in somewhere. Right, I'm off to watch the new series of Primevel with Sam (any excuse LOL!) Bye for

Monday 13 June 2011

Something Kinda Special!

Hello again! This is the card that I wanted to share with you yesterday and spent into the early hours trying to get online to post it - mainly because the challenge over at Teddy Bo ended at midnight last night and it was also a DT call. Luckily, I sent a pic via email to the lovely Gayle and she very kindly uploaded it to the challenge blog for me. Since I first saw one of these bears over on Edna's blog a while back, Teddy Bo and Bea have held a special place in my heart - and not just mine by all accounts - they seem to have swept through blogland and I'm not seeing them everywhere!! I would love to be on the DT and have an excuse to work with them all the time LOL!!
OK, now the title of my post is 'something kinda special' and I really hope you don't think I'm being big headed but I thought I'd try out something new when I made this card and I really was pleased with how it turned out.....................

Image - Teddy Bo. coloured with prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor.
Papers - First Edition Spring Feast.
Dies - Magnolia Doohickeys - Fence, Doily Flowers, Romance Tag, Magnolia Tree, Leaves.
Punches - Flowers, MS Butterfly punch.
Others - Gem brad from Papermania, Pearls and Ribbon from stash. 

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
So - what d'you think? I'd really love to hear from you - and thanks for visiting, I appreciate it more than you'd ever know!!! See you again soon.................xx

Pick two!

Sorry I didn't get to post again yesterday, I had problems with t'internet again and didn't manage to get online again til the early hours of the morning. I did think it was my computer but now it's happened a couple of times in as many weeks, I'm beginning to wonder if it's anything to do with my internet provider. Is anyone else with AOL? Any probs with them?
Anyway!! There's a new challenge today over at Paper Cupcakes and this week, Gloria wanted us to pick two of the following to use on our projects: Flowers, Ribbon, Pearls/Gems and/or Die Cuts. There's also a fab freebie image to work with, if you choose - and it even comes with two sentiments! Here's my card:

I used the Paper Cupcakes freebie image (and sentiment), coloured with promarkers and die cut with nesties. I thought I'd try a new shape card - what d'you think? I've used Papermania papers and added some ribbon from my stash. And that's it!
Short and sweet from me for now! I'm off to take the dog for a quick walk and then I'm going to hit the crafting table with I watch the rest of Game of Thrones!! TTFN.............xx

Sunday 12 June 2011

Something for the boys!

Morning all. Hope you're having fab weekends! Today there's a new sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and Lisa has designed a fab sketch for everyone to work with. Here's my card:
I've used an adorable image from Pollycraft (I love this range!), which I've coloured with promarkers - with a bit of glossy accents for his specs. All the papers are MME Lime Twist (something else I love - such fun, colourful designs!) and I've added a star border cut with a MFT die, some colour me star buttons and a sentiment sticker from my stash.
I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
  • Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge # 91 Masculine cards.
  • Fussy and Fancy - Card for a man or boy.
  • Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes.
  • Mami Doodles - Challenge 2827 Card for a man or boy.
  • Little Miss Muffett Challenges - Challenge # 11 Numbers.
  • CES Challenges - Challenge # 40 Saturday night at the movies. My film is 'Stand by Me' - as I keep looking at this card, it's keeps reminding me of, I think it was River Phoenix who played the little boy with the glasses, and the scene at the beginning where they're all riding their bikes. I hope someone else who's seen the film knows what I'm on about LOL!!!
OK - and that's about it from me. I'll be back later with more cardage. Gotta dash cos I've got to take the little muttster for a walk, then I've got to drop Sam round at a friend's cos he's off to one of those huge indoor play places, then I've got to go and pick my aunt up and bring her over. Once I've got all that out the way, I can spend the rest of the afternoon crafting - whoop, whoop!!!! I hope you'll join in with this week's sketch. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday - whatever you might be doing, make it a good one!! Bye for now........xx

Thursday 9 June 2011

Two very special Thank You's and a New Look!

Just a quick post to ask if you like my new look? As you may know, I was lucky enough to win some custom artwork from the super talented Krista Smith, who illustrates the images for Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy range, and so I decided to have myself turned into a 'Sassy' - OMG hasn't she done a fantastic job right down to the little details like my love of leopard print and butterflies and if you look closely, she's even put the tattoo on my foot!!! Only thing is - I wish I was that pretty LOL!!!! Huge thanks to you, Krista - if you only knew how chuffed I am!!
And the other huge thanks must go to the lovely and also very talented - Angie. I'd seen other blog header's created by Angie and got in touch this morning and after a couple of emails, the beauty that now sits at the top of my blog appeared this afternoon!!! Talk about speedy turnaround and I absolutely LOVE it!!! So Angie, thank you, thank you, thank you hun (and if any of you ever need a custom header - you know where to go!!!)
I'm so happy with how my blog is looking now - I'd love to know what you think - and of Sassy 'me' and my gorgeous new header - let me know!!! Mwah...................xxxx

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Flowers and Leaves

The June Challenge over at the Cupcake Craftroom is Flowers and Leaves and we were given the new 'Leaves and Things' paper collection to work with, which also happens to be the prize for one lucky winner! Here's my card:
I've used the Cupcakes Cards and Crafts 'Flowers and Leaves' papers and I've also cut some of the flowers out of the papers and layered them up with some flowers cut with a Marianne Design die. The image is from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with promarkers and all I've added is some gems from my stash.
I'm also entering it into Cardmadfairy's Challenge #9 - Sketch, CES Challenge #39 - Clean and Simple, Creations by Gill M Challenge #8 - Pink and Green with flowers and that's it!
Hope you like it and I've hope you've all had a good day - I hear there's been some sunshine in some parts of the UK but here in London, it's been really changeable. Right, I'm off to get on with some crafting - I've got a couple of Magnolia cards in the pipeline so keep an eye out for those!! TTFN........xx

Monday 6 June 2011

Top Dad!

There's a new challenge starting today over at Paper Cupcakes and this week, we'd like to see your cards or projects for the men in your lives. Here's mine:
I've used a Paper Cupcakes image which I've coloured with promarkers, a Kraft card blank, Paper Cellar paper and computer generated sentiments. All of the edges have been inked with distress ink.
I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
OK - that's it from me. I'm off to melt in my chair because it's already quite warm and I've got to have the heating on full blast to try and dry my son's one and only pair of shoes that he can wear to school cos he took it upon himself to go jumping in puddles this afternoon!!! Typical boy! He only had to put his wellies on. If you don't hear from me tomorrow send someone round and I'll be a little puddle of goo!! LOL! Bye for now...........x

Sunday 5 June 2011

Don't call me Goddess......

Hi Everyone. I hope you're still with me. I'm really not joking when I say that anything that can go wrong, is at the moment! Even my computer went wrong the last couple of days, so I've got loads to catch up with - posts to do and all of you to visit. But I'm trying to keep my chin up and thanks to all of you who have left me some lovely messages and been supportive. I don't know what I'd do without all my blog friends!
There's a new sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp today, and here's the card I made following it:
I've used a Tiddly Inks image which I've coloured with promarkers. The sentiment is from Elzybells and I LOVE it, just so sassy!! (In case you can't read it, it says: 'Don't call me goddess, don't call me queen, just call me the cutest princess you've ever seen') The paper is from Imaginisce and I've just added butterflies punched with my MS punch and gems from my stash. I've kept it CAS!
I'm also entering it into the Tiddly Inks Challenge 52 - Darling Diva. And that's it from me for now. I'll be round today to catch up with you all and I hope you take part in the SS&S challenge. Am off to take the dog for a walk and then I'll be glued to the computer!! TTFN!
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