Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Growing old is gonna happen....growing up is optional!!

Hi all, hope you're all having a great week, its been a busy week at work for me so not had a lot of time to blog, have been making quite a few cards though, as we have been doing a bit of fundraising for Epilepsy Awareness, so I have left a box of cards in our canteen, and have so far sold quite a few and got a couple of orders....yay!

Did want to share one card with you, and that is a birthday card I made for one of my very good friends at work, who turned 40 this week, and as a recent recriut to the 40's club myself, it is a standing joke between us that just 'cause we're getting older, we're not ready to get too old yet, lol. The quality of the photo is a bit pants, but as we're not really enjoying the best light at the moment that is unsurprising!
I have used:
- LOTV image coloured with promarkers
- Blue dotty paper from Bo Bunny, have had the yellow flowery one in my stash for ages (it was given to me as an 8 x 8 piece and I have tried to use smallish amounts at a time to last it out 'cause its so pretty!!!)
- Border die is from Cheery Lynn
- own sentiment, font is Tempus sans
- twine is from dovecraft (found it in wilko's the other day, when I nipped in to get washing powder and a new tin opener!!!)
- also, buttons and flowers from my stash

Happy to report that she thought it was wonderful!

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
simon says stamps - anything goes
bunny zoes crafts - girly
cheery lynn designs - Celebrate
My Craft spot - strings and things
one stop craft - recipe challenge
sweet stampin - lots of layers

thats it from me for now.........will do my best to catch up with you all xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Happy Easter, chicks!

Hi all! Hope you've all had a smashing weekend.......things have been a little quiet from me as as I am still feeling under the weather wtih a rotten respiratory infection,  still not feeling 100% as yet.

Anyway, its Monday and time for a new challenge with The Cutie Pies and this time round we are all about
We want to see your super cute Easter cards.....fluffy bunnies, cute chickies and the like. We are sponsored this time by our lovely friends at
who will be offering some fab digi prizes for our winner, but not only that....we also have the chance to be a Guest Cutie come and find out more and join in with the fun!
For my own DT card I have, of course, gone for this adorable Pink Gem image (this is a precoloured one). The paper is from Bo Bunny. The sentiment is my own wording use Tempus Sans font and is cut with a Memory Box "pastry labels" die. The other die is my yummy new Memory Box "fairytale" border and have added a couple of pearls.

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
creatalicious challenges - lovely Easter
a gem of a challenge - Easter/Spring
di's digi designs - Easter/Spring
sweet stampin - Easter

Thats all from me for now, take care and i'll catch up with you all soon xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

One for my Mum!

So I hope you're all having a lovely week....after the gorgeous weather earlier in the week today has been soooo cold, damp and murky, which isnt great when you're having to leave the back door open all the time as our builders and electrician are in and out......but the bathroom is nearly done now, YAY!
So, onto my card and this is the Mothers Day card that I have made for Megan & Cameron to give my Mum. This gorgeous paper is from a stack that I ordered with a voucher from Simon Says Stamp that I was lucky enough to win recently.....these are the rest of my goodies, btw
anyway, back to the card I have used a super cute Teddy Bo image coloured with Promarkers, papers from Graphic 45, Savannah Border die from Memory Box (a little bit of it) with pearls fro Meiflower, donated sticky-backed lace, woodware flower punch and button from stash

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
teddy bo challenge - spring
crafty creations challenges - Use Green hope there is enough green!
fab n funky - cute and cuddly
simon says stamps - Green
sweet stamps - Green
craft us crazy - anything goes
cute card thursday - spring fever
nutcrafters - something beginning with "B" Bear called Teddy Bo on his Back with Button
allsorts - for a lady
one stop craft challenge - Mothers Day
by the cute and girly - my favorite things my promarkers everytime!!!!

Still have to make a card a "Mum" card for my Mum, so will be back with that in the next few days

Take care and I'll catch up with you all soon

Monday, 4 March 2013

"Oh, oh, oh....its Magic"

So did that get you singing, hehehe!  So its Monday and once again its challenge day with
and as the title of this post suggests, our theme this time is
We want to see the cutest magical cards you can come up with, Wizards, Fairies, Pixies, Elf's whatever you can conjure up that's magical will fit right in!!
Our challenge is sponsored by
So what to do with a magical theme was a bit of a no-brainer for I am a bit of a Potter fan
I just had to use this fabby image that our friends at Bugaboo gave us to play with. I've coloured this with promarkers (sadly dont own a claret pen, but I tried to get as close to Gryffindor colours as I could) also added a wee dollop of glossy accent to the specs.
Found this  grey gingham paper amongst my Mums stash and have added a section of red gingham washi tape. The star is an X-cut die. Thank you to a certain Ms Rowling for the fabby sentiment!
Do hope you'll join in with us this time round, click on the link at the top to play along and also check out the other wonderful DT cards

Saturday, 2 March 2013

a sketchy one!

Hello to you all....hope you're having a lovely Saturday.....I believe that some of you are enjoying some sunshine today, its just a bit grey and cold here in Kent though.

The bathroom renovations are going well, I have been taking photos as the week has gone on, which I may bore you all with when its all done. With all thats been going on though, I think my crafting mojo may have found its way into one of the many rubble sacks in the garden, so I had a mooch around blogland and found a cute little sketch to get me going....this is the sketch:

and together with the theme of "Dear Friend", this is the current challenge at digi sketch challenge, so I am entering with my card.

I used a super cute Hanglar image which was donated by a friend, and is coloured with promarkers, the sentiment is printed on and is a font by the name of, Where the stars shine the brightest, this area is also embossed with the good old swiss dots folder! The other paper used is a Dovecraft oldie. I used a small section of Memory Box Savannah border die,with buttons, twine and gems from stash.

I would also like to enter this into these challenges:
cute card thursday - paper and embossing folder
in the pink - pink and bling
crafts and me - dies/punches
celebrate the occasion - girls birthday must use pink
pink gem - button it
digital tuesday - birthdays
sweet stamps - embossing folder/dies/stamp

So, thats all from me for now, enjoy your evening, I will be parked in front of the telly with a small vino!

Friday, 1 March 2013

another flowery one!

Big ooops! This is my second DT card for the FOREVER FRIENDS LOTS OF FLOWERS  MONTHLY CHALLENGE, . Ho hum, its here now!

So I have used a wonderful Heather Ellis image, who is one of our sponsors and have coloured with promarkers. The paper is from 7Gypsies, the flowers doily and pearls are from my stash and the swirly leafy die is Ivy Tendrills from Poppystamps. The other die i've used is one of the Memory Box Pastry Labels cut in half, I thought it looked quite effective.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
crafts and me - dies and punches
divas by design - anything goes
inky impressions - a splash of red
simon says stamps - anything goes
bunny zoes crafts - flowers and pearls

Enjoy the rest of your Friday!

Lots of Flowers for Forever Friends!

Hi all, the renovations in my bathroom continue, I find myself coming in from work and just wanting wipe surfaces, we now have a new ceiling in the bathroom, one less wall and a doorway filled in....its going well, apparently!

So, its time for the next Forever Friends Monthly Challenge......and this time its Lots of Flowers, you may have noticed that im not really a "Lots of..." kinda girl, but I did my bestest.
Our sponsors this time are  - Digi Stamp Characters, and for our FF Favourite - Whoopsi Daisy

My FF bear is coloured with promarkers, and I've used Go Kreate Circular and Scalloped Circle dies, and mounted onto a doily from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. The flowers are a Joy Craft die with brads from my stash and the wee tag is a sizzix die with wording from a cuttlebug folder.

Once again our DT have made some wonderful cards for this challenge, which you can see here as well as joining in