Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PIF***PIF*** IT'S A FREEBIE.......

Well here we go, this is my PIF following on from the one that I won from SUSIE Soooooo,
the first 3 people to leave me a comment on this post will win one of these little bundles. There is a Pink and black bundle, Green and lemon and lilac and turqoise.

The rules are simple each of the three people to win then make up three PIF's and post a pic on their blogs and so it goes on. I will contact the first three people to post on here for their address and then I will post out your freebies. (OOOH I love freebies ...) Hope you all had a great Christmas. GOOD LUCK !


Clare Curd (Do Crafts and QVC Fame) is launching a new blog Clare Curd Signature Range pop along and join the fun, going live Feb 2009.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wow !! Great news I'm a DT member..

In January Carlz Cardz will be lauching 'Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog' which will run for weekly challenges on a Thursday! and I just found out I've been picked as a DT member. It's owned by Carly of I'm really looking forward to it and a little nervous too as I've never done this before, but I'm sure I'll enjoy every minute. I'll remind everyone again nearer the time but if you would like to bookmark the site click on the logo at the top left of this blog. Looking forward to seeing all the fab creations that you come up with. Hope you all have a Happy New year.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Just a short post to let you all know that I haven't forgotten my PIF.( pass it forward) I've decided that it's better left till after Christmas. I've got it all ready and will take some pics tomorrow and let you all see what's for free. In the meantime I'd like to thank everyone for all your lovely comments on my cards since I started this blog, I've made some really lovely friends.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Hope Santa is good to you and you all get some cool crafty goodies.....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I've been tagged.....

I've been Tagged by Denise at and I must appologise to her for taking so long to post this as I've not been too well for the past 4 weeks and just completely forgot about it. I did this before but for those of you who never saw it here goes. I must list 7 random or wierd facts about myself:
  • I have a lifelong passion for Teddies. I have 2 Steiff bears one Classic and one very cuddly, and loads ( lost count) of others. I also wear a gold Teddy round my neck that Hubby gave me on our first Anniversay

  • I have a huge Dolls House which Hubby made for me. I made 95% of the furnishings and fittings and it now stands proudly in my Mother-in-Laws hallway. It got too big for our bedroom and she loved it so much I passed it on to her.
  • I used to do a lot of cross stitch and once did a very large pic (36" x 28") of a 'Dolls House' which I worked by counting the stitches on a small picture of it that I took from a Magazine. I used a magnifying glass and it took me all of 5 months to complete

  • This is a weird one. I used to eat dry porridge straight from the packet when I was little. Yeuch!!!
  • I love to decorate when I get the time and the energy.
  • I enjoy going to the Ballet.
  • I don't like red meat. I eat mostly chicken and pasta
I'm passing this on to:-

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy snowman...

This card is for an order. I used the snowman from, he's a free download, I think he's a really happy little chappie. The BP's are Forever friends Christmas Snow, the scalloped circle is embossed with the cb folder snowflakes and the large snowflake is a Sizzix dye cut. Thanks for popping in. Must dash got loads to catch up on.

Monochrome madness!

Hello everyone this card is for Papertake Weekly challenge. This weeks challenge is to use one colour! You can use shades of the same colour and small accents of other colours if you like! I have used my favourite stamp Claudia by Elizabeth Bell and coloured it with Copics. The BP's are Papermania Creative Tones, Olivine Essence. The ribbon is Laura Ashley, and the flowers are from Prima. This card is for my Niece's birthday.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Hi everyone just a quick card I made tonight for an order, I used Posh Milly as it's for a little girl 4 years old on Hogmanay, and she is to be a Train Bearer in the New year at a Wedding so I thought Milly was just perfect in her little party dress. The BP's were free in a mag( can't for the life of me remember which Oh!! and it had to be PINK.....I put some lilac in to contrast it a bit.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Hello everyone just one card tonight been really busy all day and still not finished all my cards. Got Kiddies tomorrow and then I'm off out for a Christmas dinner with my friends so no cards tomorrow either.
This one is for an order. The image is from Pollycraft and is called Devotion. I coloured it with ...yes you guessed .. my Copics. ( I love them to bits). I used my cb emb folder snowflakes ( used it loads this year) on to pearlised card and the large snowflake is cut with my Robo. The rest is from my stash. Thanks for popping in I know how busy everyone is at this time of the year and I really apreciate you taking the time to look.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas gift wallets...

I made these ten wallets for an order. I embossed all of them with cb snowflakes. Printed the greeting on the computer and added various toppers. I used elastic metalic cord tied round to hold them shut... a bit different from the buttons and ribbon I usually use for these wallets, it also made it a bit quicker to make.

I will be doing my PIF at the end of the week sorry to take so long but I just didn't have the energy last week, so appologies for that. Be back later...

A few more Christmas cards...

These are for my friend Dorothy, and I'm pleased to say....... she loved them...Hopefully now I'm feeling a lot better I'll get on with all the rest I've still to do. The past 4 weeks have been terrible not being able to do much and falling behind with orders and all my Christmas preparations, so now I have to catch up .I put the tree up on Sunday but only put the decs on it I'm getting there slow but sure. The house is looking a little bit more festive now so all I have to do is start getting some pressies in. Hope you like these and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 08, 2008

More Christmas cards...

Same snowman different layout and papers. Snowflakes and scalloped ovals cut on my Robo.
Same card as below but with a snowman decoupaged on to an embossed hexagon...

I love this decoupage from Dufex the polar bears really stand out. Hope you like it, it's a little bit different.... Thanks for popping in I'll have more to show you later this evening.

Pollycraft Christmas card..

Well here we are another Pollycraft card. Not for any challenge or sketch but because I LOVE these images. Hope you like it, the stamp is called Devotion it's bigger than this but I chopped their legs off to get the image in the frame. OOOPS!! The bp's are Dovecraft Christmas Traditional , ribbons from stash and the Poinsettia is cut on my Robo. The image is coloured with Copics Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Woodland Elves..OOAK Candy to be won..

How would you like to get your hands on a one of a kind handmade Gift?
AND..... a complete set of 9 of the new, not yet released Woodland Elves stamps?! Well you can have the chance to win this awesome candy at This handmade book is amazing there are 9 stamps inside , individually wrapped just waiting for you to open them, if you win ofcourse. You can't win it if you're not in it as the saying goes so......get yourself over there and have a look at this amazing book and leave Paula a comment to be entered in the draw.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I've won a PIF from Susie......

Hi everyone just thought I'd share my good news with you all 'cause I NEVER win anything. It's true I don't..... so I'm really chuffed to win this little lot of goodies. Pop over to Susies blog( click on the heading) to see my goodies ,I got the lovely pinks. I know I should take a pic myself and show you all but I'm really up to my eyes in Christmas card orders that have to go out this week. The rules are if you win then you have to do 3 PIF's as well, so watch my blog later in the week when I will do mine ...Have to fly now thanks for popping in.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Whiff of Joy advent...

Katharina has started an advent calendar on her blog.

Each day a new window will open with a surprise gift for one lucky visitor, the new window will be posted at 00.01 GMT everyday and the winner of the previous days gift will be posted at the same time.Don’t forget to check everyday after 00.01 GMTAll you need to do, today, to be in with a chance to win an extra Christmas Gift is to leave a comment with a link to your blog, mention the Advent Calendar in a post on your blog, that is it, easy isn’t it?

Click on this heading to go straight to Katarina's blog