Saturday 28 April 2012

I've been Smash*ing!

Hi there. Something a bit different from me today - as my post title says...I've been Smash*ing!! Now these books seem to have taken the crafting world by storm and I think everyone's heard of them but for the two of you that haven't, they're something that K&Co brought out a while ago, kinda like a scrapbook. I actually bought two of these books - the red one and the blue one, when they first came out but I know it sounds silly but it took me ages to use them cos I was worried about mucking them up!! Now I've finally bit the bullet, I thought I'd share them with you:

It's basically lots of quotes/sayings/words to live by, most of which I found on pinterest, and then I went a bit kerazy doodling with my sakura pens!!
Let me know if you've been smash*ing and if you've put any of your pages on your blog, please share the link, so I can have a nosey at yours. Hope you've enjoyed seeing something a smidge different?!?
Lastly, let me go saying 'MAN, Is it EVER gonna stop raining?!?!?' The funny thing is, there was talk of a hosepipe ban - what a joke!! Back

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Sk8er Boi

Morning! There's a new challenge starting today over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges and this week it's 'The Great Outdoors', which you can interpret however you like really! Here's my card:
Image - Pollycraft coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - My Mind's Eye.
Dies - MFT dienamics notebook edge.
Other - Bazzill Basics Kraft Card, Prima wall background stamp, Slice machine to cut banner for sentiment, Doodlebug Rub one letters for sentiment.

I'm also entering my card over at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge #137, which is the fabby sketch that I've followed.
Don't forget to hop over and check out my teamies gorgeous cards over at the MMCS challenge blog and make sure you join in with the challenge this week - we're being sponsored by Pollycraft, who are giving away a fab prize of 5 digis! Oh, and talking of Pollycraft, in case you didn't know already, they're got a very generous offer on at the moment - enter the code APR50 to get 50% off their digis!!!! I used it the other day to take advantage of the yummy new releases!!
Well, that's it from me for now. Have a good day...................xx

Wednesday 18 April 2012

California Girls

Morning! There's a new challenge starting today over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges and this week, we want to see your cards inspired by songs or movies. My card, as the post title suggests, is inspired by 'California Girls' by The Beach Boys, and here it is:

Image - Saturated Canary coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Sakura pens on her earrings and sunglasses.
Papers - DCWV.
Dies - Fringed Perennial Dienamics (from Ally Pally!)
Other - Free sentiment from someone in Blogland (and I'm really sorry but I can't remember where at the moment!), Pearls and Kraft card from stash. All edges distressed with Antique Linen DI.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
And I think that's about it! Hope you're all having a good week so far! Don't forget to check out my teamie's gorgeous cards over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges and join in!! Bye for now, my lovelies.....xx

Sunday 15 April 2012

Ally Pally

Evening! No card tonight cos I've been at Ally Pally today and I wanted to show off my goodies!! Had a lovely day in shopping heaven!

What d'you think ladies (and gents!)? Should give me something to play with for a while, hey?!? Talking of which, I'm off to do just that!! Bye for now.......xx

Saturday 14 April 2012

Teddy is 1!!

Just a quick post cos I'm on my way might remember me mentioning one of my best friend's has a gorgeous little boy called Teddy and I can't believe he's now turning one!! She's having a tea party for him today and that's where I'm off to. I've bought him the coolest present - it's a cookie monster from Sesame Street wearing a rucksack on it's back and you press it's foot and it says 'Hiya' 'I smell cookies' and when you put these plastic cookies in it's mouth or the rucksack, it counts. Honestly, it's hilarious!! Hope he likes it as much as I do LOL!!! Here's the card I made for him:
Image - Digistamp Boutique coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - MME.
Other - Edges all distressed with Making Memories distressing tool.

And that's it!!! I'm going to enter it into Digistamp Boutique's April Customer Competition and Challenge 78 over at Truly Scrumptious, which is the fabby sketch I followed. Right, I'm going - got tea to

Wednesday 11 April 2012


Hi Everyone. There's a new challenge starting today over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge and this week we want to see your creations celebrating something!! My aunt had asked me to make her a card for an old friend who was celebrating her 60th birthday and being as she'd just been to Iceland to see the Aurora Borealis and loves Angels and Fairies, etc. I decided to use an LOTV image to make this card (lots of pics, sorry!):

Images - Lili of the Valley coloured with Spectrum Noirs and Stickles.
Papers - MME Lost and Found 'Blush'.
Dies and Punches - Nestibilities Labels, Cottage Cutz 'Floral Doily', MS Butterfly punch, Marianne Designs.
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment - Whimsy.
Other - Lace, Pin, Pearls and Gems from stash, all Edges distressed with TH Vintage Photo DI, Numbers cut with Slice machine.

I'm also entering my card into the challenge over at The Sketchy Challenge cos I've followed their sketch (Challenge #20 - Chantal's Sketch)and Wild Orchid Challenges Week 46 - Things with Wings.
OK, I think that's it from me for today - I keep trying to catch up with everyone but with Sam being on Easter holidays at the moment, I keep getting waylaid. I'm hoping to get one day in front of the computer. BTW - Is anyone going to Ally Pally on Sunday?? Don't forget to pop over and check out my talented teamies cards over at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges and make sure you join in, it's a pretty open challenge, so I'm sure you can come up with something!! Bye for now.................xx
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