Saturday, July 31, 2010


Good morning everyone ( Oooops!! afternoon.) I have some news.

A fabulous new blog will be up and running on the 7th September and it's called ...
and the creator is my blogging buddy Leanne.

Top Tip Tuesday has been created to share knowledge and tips for fellow crafters - those that leave a tip can be in with a chance to win a prize.
To celebrate this new blog, which will start on Tuesday 7th September (mark that one in your calendar!), Leanne is offering you the following fantastic candy!!!

3 Bon Voyage Magnolia Stamps

Mmmm!! Delish...............
So why not pop over to the new blog and find out what you have to do to win this fab prize.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Charisma this week Something with a Tail

Hi there, it's my turn to set the challenge at Charisma this week and I've chosen Something with a Tail. So an easy one for you ......The lovely Carly had to post the challenge for me as my Internet went down on Wednesday morning and has only came back on in the last hour. Typical... had to be the day I really needed it.....bloomin Virgin!!!!!
Anyway I hope you like my DT card for this one, the image is from The Digi Stamp Boutique, Millie singing Carols, isn't she cute...!! I coloured her with Copics and Promarkers.
Everything else I used is from my stash, paper was a freebie in a mag, holly from some Christmas stash from long ago, and the sentiment was from another Christmas pack from Lakelands.
Oval Nesties
CB Snowflake embossing folder

I really enjoyed making this card as I've never done this fold before. I got the inspiration from my friend Elaine she sent me a gorgeous Birthday card a couple of weeks ago using this fold, thanks Elaine. You can see the card here, she also made a lovely little gift box to match. Elaine's blog is well worth a visit if you haven't been before, her cards are fab.
Remember to pop over to Charisma and see the fab cards from our very talented Design Team.
Hope you enjoy the challenge I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations this week.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby Girl first birthday

Hi there, this is a card I made for my Great Niece who is one year old tomorrow. As you can see her name is Olivia and she is just so sweet.
The organza ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the rest is from my stash. It looks lilac in this pic but is really very pink. I don't know why my photo's of late are not showing true colours, I think I might try and make a light box. My Son Matt was showing me how to make one the other evening so with his help I might have a go when ever I get the time. Life is hectic at the moment, not enough hours in the day for all the thing I want to do.
I treated myself to the TSV on QVC on Saturday's Christmas in July show. It was a set of three punches, Martha Stewart Christmas around the page, and also a deep edge punch which punches out a panel of snowflakes.....fabulous. I'm off now to have a play I'll have some cards with it before the end of the week.
Thanks for popping in I hope you enjoyed browsing around.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Anything but square.....Charisma

Hi there, this is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at Charisma and I decided to use my Oval Nesties for this one. The images I have used are by Meljen's Designs and you can buy all Mellisa's fab digis over at Whimsey Stamps who are our sponsors for this challenge. The prize this week is a gift certificate to spend in their online shop to the value of $15.00. How fab is that.
Now onto my card this is what I used....
Image one...Fairy Tale Castle ....Meljens's designs
Image two...Mouse Princess....Meljen's Designs......both images were merged in Photo Shop. My Son Matthew did it for me.....I'm not good with Photo
Oval Nesties
Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps
Bling from my stash.

I hope you will join us again this week, and I look forward to seeing all " Not square" creations.
Happy crafting

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Flower Girl Tilda.....

Hi there, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I received my prize today from last weeks Saturday Surprise on Bev's blog which was Flower Girl Tilda, isn't she adorable. Thanks again Bev I've really enjoyed colouring her.
I decided to keep it very light colours and chose the DP from My Minds Eye Summer papers which are free with the August edition of Cardmaking and Papercrafts. The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. I used Oval Nesties and Martha Stewart Arch punch. The hat pins are home made and the rest is from my stash.
I'm off now to make a start on some more cards as I have loads of Anniversaries, Birthdays and Weddings coming up this month and next. Busy busy time and I'm still trying desperately to get the tiling finished in the bathroom, it's taking a lot longer than I thought. Hubby has done all the boxing in an false wall making. It's been one nightmare job as we pulled out the whole bathroom and have changed the layout a bit too. I have a picture of how it will look in my mind and that's the only thing that's keeping me going.......I've decided I'm getting too old for this DIY stuff...and the mess it
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my I think I'll go and have a glass of wine now. Happy crafting.

Challenges for this card
Lots to do................are looking for stiches
Stamptacular Sunday.................Favourite Ice cream
Wild Orchid.............say it with flowers
Fussy and Fancy.....Stitches, scallops and sparkle
C.R.A.F.T.........Babies / children


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


If you would like the chance to win this lovely Dreaming Pixie clear stamp, then head over to Karens blog Crafty Goings on and enter her Candy. Closing date is the 25th July so still have loads of time.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm a winner....

Hi everyone, Ive just been over to Bev's blog( All the things I love as I'm sure you all know) and found that I have won her Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise which is the lovely Flower Girl Tilda stamp, woohoo!! Thanks so much Bev, I'm thrilled. I'll be inking her up as soon as I receive her, can't wait......

Saturday, July 10, 2010

WOJ Wedding...

Hi there, I'm back from my hols and raring to go. This card was made weeks ago for my friend Maggie to give to her Daughter on her Wedding day which was yesterday. Hubby and I were at the reception last night and had a fabulous time.
They were married at Gretna Green....How romantic!!!!.... and then had the reception here at Castlecary.
I have used WOJ Wedding Carriage image, coloured with Copics, and flower soft added for 3-D effect on the carriage
Oval Nesties and labels 2 nesties
Martha Stewart doily punch
Roses from Wild Orchid crafts,
Water taffeta pearlised card
Ribbon from stash

I'm off out again tonight so I'd better be getting a move on, my social life is Still on my holidays so I should get some crafting done this week.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog I really do appreciate them and get such a boost from them.
I hope you have a fab weekend whatever your doing...

Challenges for this card

Incy Wincy designs..........Punches
ABC.......You and Me
Creative Inspirations....On the move
Stamp something.....One DP, one image, one ribbon

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Totally for the girls.... plus two others

Hi there I hope you are all having a great weekend. Mine has been fab so far...tomorrow is Independance Day in America and it's also My Birthday. I've received quite a few cards already...not opened them all yet...I need to keep some surprises for tomorrow. I've spent most of today colouring in some images . I bought a couple of Kenny K images yesterday and this is the card I made with one of them.
Here's the recipe...
Image Download Diva from Kenny K coloured with Copics
Striped DP are Papermania, Regency
Other DP is Basic Grey
The sketch is one of my own from Vee's Sketchpad # 34
Sentiment is Computer generated font is Beyond Wonderland
Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and center gems I've had for years.
Stickles and brads and heart from stash.

I've entered the following challenges with this card
Totally papercrafts for the girls
A pocket full of for the girls

I wont be around much this week as Hubby and I are having a few days holiday, and leaving the boys to fend for themselves. When I say boys they are all men
OOOOh I feel old

Thanks for stopping by and a really Happy 4th of July to all our American friends out there I'll think of you when I blow out the candles on my cake.!!