Sunday, 29 June 2008

Mojo Monday

Well I'm finding challenges all over the place, as I spend so much time blog hopping, I love it, I don't know what I used to do anymore!!!!!

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday blog competition, which is based on a sketch. I've used my lovely new Elzybells stamp again, I just love them, may have to pay the new web shop another visit tomorrow! I coloured the image with watercolours, and added tiny/fiddly gems to the middle of the flowers, and larger matching ones under the sentiment.

Image: Elzybells
Backing Paper: Doodlebug
Die Cuts: Nestabilities
Gems: Stash
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat.

Papertake weekly challenge

Here is my card for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. I found this one quite hard the challenge was a sketch, which did not appear to have an image on it! Even tough I could have done my own interpretation of it, I decided to stick with the sketch. I'm not sure as tough I like it, but thought I'd put it on anyway.

Backing paper: Pink Petticoat
Card: Stash
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: Stash
Flowers: Prima and stash
Brads: Papermania

Another Elzybells and another double challenge!

I love my new Elzybells stamps. Can you tell?

This card has been entered into the Saturday Sketch challenge which was a sketch. I love the sketch as it was basic and easy, just how I like them!

I have also entered it into My Time To Craft blog challenge, which has a theme of circles, the backing papers I have used are covered in circles, the one with the smaller circles on is glittered and very pretty. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder which is also covered in circles. I had to add an additional touch of sparkle, I added glamour dust to the middle of the flowers on the image, and the girls hair slide.

Image: Elzybells
Card: Bazzil
Backing paper: DCWV and Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Craft Work Cards
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Dovecraft

Double Challenge

Here is a quick card I put together, it is a baby girl card. I brought this ribbon a while ago, I love it but have not used it until now. I stamped congratulations directly onto the backing paper using brilliance ink. I also agged glamourdust to the dotts on the bunnys feet and ears. I love a bit of sparkle, I think it should be compulsary.

This card is for two challenges! Firstly Sue at Slumber Cards has set a challenge, to make a card with a pink and brown theme. Sue is giving away some blog andy as part of the challenge, as she has also reached a whopping 20,000 hits, well done Sue.

I have also entered the card into the I {heart} to stamp challenge The challenge is based on a sketch.

Image: Magnolia

Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Card: Bazzil
Stamp: Woodware
Ribbon: Craft Shop
Glitter: glamourdust

Another Elzybells

Here is a quick card I put together, I water coloured the image and stuck sparkly gems in the middle of the flowers. I threaded silver cotton through the buttons.

Image: Elzybells

Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Card: Bazzil
Ribbon: QVC
Buttons: Stash
Gems: Stash
Sparkly cotton: Craft Shop

1st Elzybells card

I've inked up all my new Elzybells stamps and had a play, they all stamp so lovely...............
I did these cards last week, I would have put them on here sooner, however I had yet more technology problems!!!!! How can computers be soooooooo stressful and frustrating?! Never mind.

The first card was for the Stamp Something blog challenge, which was a sketch. Here is what I came up with.

I surprised myself here as I did a girlie card in blue, I coloured it using water colours, I quite like it!

Image: Elzybells

Backing papers: Pink Petticoat

Card: Bazzil

Embossing: Cuttlebug

Flowers: Prima

Brad: Dovecraft

Sparkly Ribbon/String: Stash

Thursday, 26 June 2008

New Elzybells stamps

Horay................. Elzybells is open again, how exciting, I've been waiting ages. I placed my order Monday and they were here for me Wednesday. I had to take a pic. I love the fact you can choose unmounted or wood mounted stamps. Its brilliant, I chose unmounted which are fantastic, as it means I can spend more!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol, and whats better is its payday tomorrow. Oh no! I feel a splurge coming on.
Here is what I ordered, and Elizabeth put in a lolly, I've not pictured it, as I had it for breakfast with a cup of tea yesterday, it was lovely. x Thanks Elizabeth.

Friday Sketchers Challenge

For this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge, I've made two cards for this weeks challenge, the same Magnolia image, but different papers, hence boy/girl. I am waiting for some new baby boy/girl sentiments to arrive, I will attach them when they get here. I coloured the images in with Prismas and sansador, and glittered the wings with glamour dust. I love glamour dust, its so pretty.

For the pink card, I used silk paper to print a Pink Petticoat backing paper onto, it comes out so amazing on silk paper, and gives a more professional looking finish, like brought paper. I used cuttlebug embossing folders to add patterns to the plain cards stock.

Backing paper: Pink Petticoat

Image: Magnolia

Card: DCWV

Embossing: Cuttlebug

Glitter: Glamourdust

Ribbon: Craft shop

Image: Magnolia

Checked paper: K and Co

Other paper: DCWV

Ribbon: Stash

Glitter: Glamour dust

Image swap

Look what arrived for me. I did an image swap with Vicky over at Cuddly Cards. It did get here a couple of days ago, but I've only just got round to putting on a picture!

Vicky sent a lovely card wallet with loads of sugar nellie and penny black images.

Thanks again Vicky. x

If anyone else is interested in doing an image swap please get in touch, its a great way to expand your collection without breaking the bank!

Another quick card

I made this one at the same time as the last one. With a whole sheet of lovely Pink Petticoat images printed, and H20's out, whats a girl to do! lol.
I love the paper as its really shimmery, and the card also appears to have a bit of a shimmer to it, I added silver liquid pearls to the middle of the flowers.

Backing Paper: Stash

Image & Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

Card: DVWV

Embossing: Cuttlebug

Liquid pearls.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Quick card

This is my entry into this weeks Daring Card Makers challenge
The challenge is to make a quick card which takes no more than 30 minutes to create. This one took me about 15-20 min's!
To make this card, I used:
Sentiment & image: Pink Petticoat
Backing paper: Pink Petticoat
Card: Bazzil
Colour: H20's
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Stash

I've been tagged!

Vicky at who I have done a great image swap with, has tagged me! I have to answer the following questions, then pass them on.

I had just done my finals at Portsmouth Uni, had moved back home, had a job to tide me over in a local swimming pool which was loads of fun, and funded my social life.

Walk the dog, See my friend Bex, tackle the washing mountain, fill the cupboards (otherwise it will be more junk food! ;)), and tidy up my craft space (before my boyfriend evicts me).

I love chocolate, crisps & dips, chips with cheese in pitta bread, garlic bread, and all things that are not particularly healthy. As soon as I sort myself out and get on a health kick, I will be a changed person!!!!!!

Once I had paid off the special people in my life's mortgages and credit cards. I would give up work, become a lady of leisure, do lunch with friends every day, have a personal fitness trainer, do Pilate's, go on lots of lovely holidays, get my dog a playmate, buy a brand new Audi TT in gun metal grey from my friend who works for Audi, and get a personal number plate, should I get board with lunching etc (as if) I would set up an Internet craft shop from my spare room.

Gosport & Southsea, Scotland, Cornwall, & settled in Somerset, what can I say, I'm from a forces family.

I have to pass this onto 5 more people, I have decided to tag people who's blogs I love to visit, and don't appear to have been tagged recently. They are:
Sally-Ann at
Bev at
Becky at
Terri at &
Nikki at

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Mojo Monday

Well I'm on a bit of a role! Whilst blog hopping today I came across Mojo Monday,, I decided to have a go at their challenge, I got a bit carried away with my stickeroos tonight. The challenge was a layout, I enjoyed doing this one. I think its a nice pretty girly card. The paper is glittered, and I attached the image and the sentiment using 3d foam.

Image: Penny Black Stickeroos

Sentiment: Craft work cards

Card: bazzil

Backing Paper: DCWV

Brads: Stash

Penny Black & Arty Girlz Competitions

This week the challenge set by the Penny Black Saturday Challenge team was friendship, I have made this card for my boyfriend's Nan who will be 80 something in the week.
I'm not sure it counts as I've used a hedgy stickeroo, and not a stamp, but it's still Penny Black. I've embossed the card with a cuttlebug folder and stuck sparkly gems in the middle if the flowers.
I took the photos late, so they have not come out to well! The smaller flower is a lovely rich dark blue colour.

Image: Penny Black Stickeroo
Flowers: Prima

Embossing: Cuttlebug

Brad: Papermania

Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Backing paper: Stash

Card: Bazzil

Flower Stickeroo

Here is another quick stickeroo card I made whilst playing around. I have put this into the Arty Girlz challenge, this weeks theme is pink. Simply brilliant.

Image: Penny Black Stickeroo

Backing paper: Pink Petticoat

Card: Bazzil

Sentiment: Pink Petticoat

Embossing: Cuttlebug

Image Swap

I am currently doing an image swap with Vicky at Cuddly Cards. I've not done this before, but think it is a fantastic idea. Especially as payday still feels forever away!
I'm up for swapping anything, I have some Penny Blacks, Bella's, Doodlebug, and 4 Magnolias amongst many many others.
Get in touch if you fancy it :) Look forward to hearing from you. x

Naming challenge........ & blog candy!!!!!!!!

Kitty at Spiral Whisper is opening her new shop next month, she is showing some cool previews of her up coming stamp releases, they are great, I particularly like the Max & Millie ones.
Anyway Kitty has shown pictures of some of her other new characters which are currently looking for names. I have suggested Daisy & Josh. Visit the blog and make some suggestions, you could win some stamps :)

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Proud puppy Mummy

I have just been and visited Suzanne's blog,
she is running a competition using a pink & brown theme. I love this colour scheme, your design can be anything as long as the colour scheme is used. I already have some lovely ribbon in mind I brought a while ago.

Suzanne also had some really cute pictures of her little puppy on her blog, who is absolutely gorgeous. I thought I would share some pics of my little boy Mac - who is my baby, he keeps me incredibly busy! lol. He is a Cavalier king Charles spaniel.

This is Mac on the day we brought him home, so tiny & cuddly.

1st bath - not a happy puppy, I shampooed and conditioned him! In case you were wondering, he has a white blemish on his nose, its not a "boogie"!!!! Don't listen puppy. lol

A cold wet day on Kilve beach.

Gravy bones must be up for grabs here!

Some peace at last.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Pretty pink flowers

Here is my little card for 2 challenges:

Ive used my latest Penny Black stamp - which I love, water colours to give a two toned pink look, and glittered the middle of the flowers. It has not shown up very well, I placed a strip of white angel paper/mesh approximately one inch from the bottom of the card it finishes just above the white velvet ribbon. I thought this would add texture, and give an added dimension to the card.

Image: Penny Black

Matt's: Nestabilities

Glitter: Stickles

Backing Paper: Doodlebug

Angel Hair: Craft Shop

Sentiment: Craft Work Cards

Ribbon: Craft Stash

Firstly I have entered this into the Stamp Something Challenge blog, this weeks theme was monochromatic. Initially I thought black and white, but when I reread it and looked at the other entry's, I realised I could use a colour, with one other colour, white, ivory or black. Well I stamped the image in black! I also used white and pink!

Secondly I have entered the card into Cute Card Thursday's blog challenge. This challenge No 15: is brilliant, its to make a birthday card. I love challenges like that!

Baby boy Magnoia

Here is a baby boy card I put together, the papers are really pretty as they are glittered, I also added glamour dust to the dots in the ears and bottoms of the feet of the rabbit. Anything to add a bit of sparkle! lol. x

Image: Magnolia
Backing papers: DCWV
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Card: Bazzil
Glitter: Glamour Dust

More technical probs..............late entry's.......

Well just as I thought I had got over my technical problems, we get a fault on the BT line!!!!! Turns out someone at the exchange linked our line as a new broadband for someone else's!!!!!!!!! Oh well, never mind. As a result I didn't manage to get some of my entry's in on time, but I thought I'd post them anyway.

3 Hedge's.
This card was for last weeks Paper Take Weekly blog competition. It was a layout design.

Image: Penny Black
Card: Bazzil
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Backing paper: Doodlebug

2 in 1 challenge
This card was intended for two challenges, firstly Cute Card Thursday, which was 3 types of embellishments. I used gems, flowers and a pearl brad.

The second challenge was for the Fresh & Fun blog, it was a layout challenge.

Image: Blog Candy from Cathy
Card: Bazzil
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Gems: Craft Shop
Flowers: Craft Shop
Brad: Papermania

More scrummy blog candy.............

Becky at Becky's Happy Crafting Place, is giving away some gorgeous blog candy for no reason other than "just because", that's the best reason Ive ever heard. All you have to do is leave a link to Becky's blog saying what your last craft purchase was.

Also Caz as a result of reaching 100,000 hits is giving away some lovely stamps images. Take a peek at her blog to see how you could win

I love blog candy. xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

More lovely candy

Jozza is celebrating 5000 hits on her blog
take a peek, there is loads of great designs on there.
Congratulations Jozza. x

Monday, 16 June 2008

Blog Candy Competition...

Nicki at is giving away some great blog candy. She has a funky little box, and you have to guess what she keeps in it. All good fun, I went for anything sparkly! Maybe glitter. Check out her blog, Nicki is a very talented girlie with loads of lovely creations. x

A bundle of wonderful

Here is my entry for the Friday Sketchers challenge. I used my new to me Magnolia stamp I won on EBay. So the perfect opportunity to make a baby girl card. I used my Nestabilities to cut out a matt to stamp the image onto. The papers are sparkly, and I have glittered the wings, but it does not show up very well in the picture.

The layout can be seen by clicking on the link.
Backing paper: DCWV
Image: Magnolia
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Ribbon: Craft shop
Glitter: Glamour dust

I won Cathy's blog candy

How lucky am I? I never win anything! I was so excited when Cathy emailed me saying I had won her blog candy that she put up for grabs on her blog to celebrate her blogs 1st birthday, I was so chuffed.

The parcel arrived some time over the weekend, but I received it today as I have been away. I have posted some pics below, lots of lovely papers, tags, ribbons, flowers, stamps, and stunning Penny Black and Magnolia images. Cathey was so generous with what she sent, I am loving this card blogging world. People are so kind and friendly.

Take a visit to Cathy's blog, she has loads of lovely cards and designs to look at.

Thanks again Cathy, I hope you had a lovely blog birthday. x

Lots of lovely papers and tags.

Lots of lovely Penny Black and Magnolia images, I have only shown some of them, most of them are doubled up. I cant wait to get creative with these little beauties. :)

I'm back.................... & Thankyou.............

I'm back, I have not been around for a while due to a combination of being poorly :( being away, and most frustratingly having blog/computer problems. Fingers crossed all is now resolved, and should return to normal.

Also I would like to say a very big thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to leave such lovely feedback on my creations, it is very much appreciated.

Hope the sun is shining where you are. x


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