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Thursday, 30 September 2010

1st Charisma DT card

Here it is my very 1st DT card for Charisma..................... This weeks theme is
CHRISTMAS CRAFTING.
Can you believe there is only 12 weeks to go? (Scary!)
This weeks challenge is sponsored by SallyAnn over at DigiStamp Boutique



For this card I have used a Penny Black image, I stamped it with versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is one I brought from SallyAnn yonks ago when she had her EBay shop. I mounted it onto matted silver mirri card and embossed the spotted card with a cuttlebug folder.

Cant believe I am posting this soooooooooooo late today, I am absolutely cream crackered, my feet have not touched the ground since last Wednesday! I could do with some wee earned R & R, however little lady has decided cat napping is the way forward! lol

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

EBay Sale

Hi, Hope your all well. Just to let you know if anyone is after a bargain, I will be putting some Stampin Up pens and stamps, Lili of the valley stamps, pro marker aqua markers on EBay tomorrow. They are all brand new, just neglected and looking for a home where they will be loved as they should be.
Well I'm pooped and off to bed, Bristol Children's Hospital is one manic place! Then big job on this afternoon, and baby has it about her! Bless.
So I'm off for some zzzzzzzzz before it all starts again. Then another hospital trip in the morning - bright and early! Why are they always early? lol
Will post a link to my EBay when its all listed. x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Party Animals.

My name is Sally, and I am a Penny Black Addict! lol I made this card earlier in the week, but was in two minds weather to put it on here or not due to the dodgy sentiment stamping! Oh well, never mind, I like the image to much not to share it.

I coloured it with promarkers, stamped a second balloon, put diamond glaze on it and cut it out and mounted it with 3d foam.


I am going to enter the card (oh what the heck!) into:

Papertake Weekly: Animal Magic

A Spoonful of sugar: Anything goes

Pile it on: Red, yellow, green & brown.

Flutterby Wednesday: All winged things (teeny tiny bee).

Yummy new stash!


As promised her is a pic of my new bits and bobs! A few of the Penny Blacks were 25% off, so it would have been rude to have left them behind! lol......

I love my new eye shadows! That's what I call them, but they are like perfect pearls from the lovely ladies at Butterfly Kisses.

My huge new Mather Stewart punches were out the box's at first cup of tea stop. I love it at craft fairs stopping for a cups and people watching, every one is admiring their shiny new stash, chatting away all excited - I could do it all day, I love being around happy people it's so infectious.

Well now it's here I best do something with it, other than just look/stroke/smile at it. I sound like a right nutter!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Great day out and exciting news! x


Evening, well you can see my most amazing news, but I'm gona tell you my brilliant day anyway. I want to say the Exeter show was fab, I spent a small fortune (my birthday money all saved up especially for the occasion). I went with my Mum and Emmie, I have not been out with my Mum since June, due to Emmie coming soooooooo early, and it was our first day out (of many) all together and it was brilliant, we even did afternoon tea.

I brought lots of bits, I will post some pics later. The lovely ladies from Butterfly kisses did very well (as per usual) out of me, I love their stand it always inspires me. Then another stand had all Penny Black wood backed stamps at 25% off, so obviously I got a tad carried away, then there is the Mather Stewart punches.

So after a great day out with my 2 fave ladies, I got home, checked my emails only to find Carlyann had emailed me to say I had made it onto the Charisma DT, can you believe it? Out of 176 entry's I was one of 6 new peps chosen. I am so chuffed, I'm still smiling, I am so grateful for the opportunity, and hope I don't let Carlyann down.

Then whilst checking my emails, I have had a business order, and I went out for a consultation last night and got a great big order, so all in all I had one of the best days in ages, and I am chuffed to bits. Hoping the happy/lucky faries stay around. x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

I'm going craft power shopping!

Whop whop - today has finally arrived, all be it I would much rather be asleep in preparation for lots of walking and pretending the crowds are not there! lol But little lady is being good in making sure Mummy does not over sleep! lol Cant be upset as she has just started smiling - and it melts me every time.
Well my first stop will be to see the lovely ladies at the Butterfly Kisses stand, and I have a list of Penny Blacks I cant live without! lol So note to self buy it as soon as I see it with those lovely ladies, as they sold out of so much so quick at Taunton a few months back, I love there cards.
I.m off for a cuppa to kick start the day, it's gona be a long on as I then have a wedding consultation this eve, and the lady wants loads (in her own words) as soon as my new web site is built I will add a link.
Have a great day what ever you do. x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

An early post!


Morning, I think this is the earliest I have ever posted! lol, my little lady slept through until 5.45am, not bad since she was last fed at 10pm. Hoping for a better day today as she had it about her yesterday!

Anyway, here is a card I made using a Penny Black image, I do love Penny Black images, especially the flowers. I coloured this one with big & juicy ink pad - I have a new found love of these ink pads (my poor pocket) lol.

I used an ek success border punch and two stampin up punches to create the sentiment element. The sentiment is an Elzybells stamp. Talking of Elzybells, it's so sad it's closing down, however they are having a huge 70% off sale, sadly I missed out on the sentiment set I wanted, but I soon got over it as I brought quite a few bears (which I will have to learn to colour!) and girls and bits and bobs so gona start postie stalking.

I am loving this maternity leave life - today's plan is to put together my wish list for the Exeter craft fair on Thursday. I saved my birthday pennies for it!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Allsorts: Punches, they are also having a DT call.
Allsorts: Punches.
Your next stamp: With thanks.

Hope you all have a good day.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Penny Black - purple.


Here is a card I made for the Crafters Companion challenge which is a sketch, I love a simple layout, so I had to play along. I used one of my new Penny Black stamps, coloured it with a big and juicy ink pad and added glamour dust to the pollen parts of the flowers. The image was cut out with nesties and mounted using 3d foam pads, I then added sparkly gems to finish.
I am entering this into:
My Time To Craft: Jewelled - they are also having a DT call.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sun glasses required


lol...... I forgot how much I love putting bold bright colours together, like purple and orange!

I have used a Penny Black stamp I brought ages ago, and loved love loved it as soon as I saw it - then it never saw ink! Shameful or what? Oh well I changed that this afternoon! I stamped her out several times so I will probably colour her in in a load of different combos, so hope not to bore everyone with her. then decoupage the flower, added loads of lovely glamour dust to her wings, and mounted her onto some bazill, having punched the edges with a yummy Mather Stewart border punch, I also mounted the craft work cards sentiment onto a punched circle and punched scalloped circle.

Hope you have all had a good weekend, we managed to do some gardening this weekend! Exciting or what? Counting down the days until the Exeter craft fair : ) but the decisions do I take the pushchair attachment or the pram? What ever happened to what shoes/bag shall I wear?! lol...

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: Punches - they also have a DT call (good luck)
Allsorts Challenge: Punches
Corrosive Challenge: Clean & dust something off = stamp
Cute Card Thursday: Tweet & flutter - bird.

Saturday, 18 September 2010


Here is a card I made tonight whilst watching/listening to an audience with Phil Collins - he's so good. Anyway, I already had the image coloured, so just put it together. Again its dodgy lighting but I supposed we have to get used to that now : ( 8pm and its dark, I love long light days/evenings - I used to love sitting in a beer garden with friends - how things have changed! lol.

The image is available from Funky Kits, coloured with promarkers, glamour dust added (as its the law! lol) Then added diamond glaze to the tea pot, as it was a bit gloopy! I didn't add it to the cup (must pick some up at the Exeter craft show next week) cut the image out with nesties, embosses the blue bazill with a cuttlebug folder, the corners are a quickutz die, and the ribbon is from my ribbon draw!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake = sketch
Secret crafter = Anything go's.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Sugar Bowl are searching for


Sweeties..... Hurry though as the DT call closes at noon.

Not really sure what I think I am playing at here, but I thought what the heck! Nothing ventured and all!!! So many uber talented peops out there, but at least I am am showing an interest, after all I'm not sure of a Sugar Nellie stamp or 2! lol

Anyways onto my card, I used a Gorjuss Girl stamp, coloured with promarkers, dashed all the dots and other little places with good old glamour dust, cut out with a nestie, mounted onto papermania card stock, which I embossed with a cuttlebug folder, the flowers and brads are from my stash, and the sentiment is craftwork cards.

It's all very simple - but thats me! Dodgy lighting to, so gutted to have realised it was dark at 8pm! Whats that all about, I dont like the long dark days of winter, but never mind.

Good luck to everyone who entered, if you have time to make a card and fancy being considered you can find the details here. x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

My little bundle of wonderful


here she is again! My gorgeous little lady Emmie, thought I would share a pic of her, shes doing so well 13 weeks today (or 4 if she had not been in such a hurry! lol) Shes a little guzzler weighing in at 8lb 4oz now.

Apologies for the lack of blogging this weak, we have had a couple of bad days with jabs and the final weaning of milk (for her poorly tummy) how one little person can cry for so many hours is beyond me!!!!! lol

I've also been busy promoting my business and getting it back up and running, I'm not that computer savvy, but trying to build a user friendly website! I have had lots of ideas in recent weeks in ways which to expand so I have also been doing some research, and I think one of my ideas there is a gap in the market where we live! (I really cant be that clever) so all will be revealed very soon. With the news that loads of public sector jobs are at risk it has really kicked my backside into gear!

Hope your all well, and not getting to wet in this miserable weather. On a brighter note how good was the inbetweeners last night? Love it. x

Monday, 6 September 2010

Gorjuss Girl.....


Hello, hope the start of the week has been a good one.

Here is a card I made whilst in PINK mode! I have so many yummy papers I would love to use, but always come back to good old trusted pink! So I am gonna try my best to live dangerously and be brave and use other colours - cant be that hard right???

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Players: Clean & simple.
Crafty Creations: White + 1 colour.
Crafts & me: Gems & sparkle.
Lil Lolita: Girlie girl.
Secret crafter: Clean & simple.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Same same - but different! lol

I am so in love with my beautiful monarch Mather Stewart butterfly punch, it is my new BFF! lol........... Oh dear I'm clearly not getting out enough at the mo! lol
It was Adam's Mum's birthday yesterday and I made this card for her, so similar yet a tad different to what I have been making of late, its quick and simple to make when I have a demanding little diva wanting my attention every time I set foot into my craft room, I think she knows! lol
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday challenge: Pretty in pink.
Craft your days away: Girly & glitter.
Secret crafter: Clean & simple.
To make this card I used some plain pink card stock to make the bas, gorgeous sparkly papers from DCWV, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Mather Stewart monarch butterfly punch, X-Cut heart punch, sparkly gems.
Thanks for stopping by, please don't be shy, leave a comment so I know you have been and I can come visit. x

Friday, 3 September 2010

Helen's blogoversary candy


Helen is celebrating her blog's 2nd birthday and 40,000 hits to her blog. Happy Brthday and well done.

To celebrate Helen is giving away some yummy candy, including Lili of the valley stamps, pop over and see. x

A Thankyou


I am loving my Mather Stewart butterfly punch at the mo - so much so I have made several smaey type cards using it in recent days.

This Thank you card made for my cousin Sarah, who has been so kind spoiling our little lady with lots of gorgeous bits and pieces, including a gorgeous crochet blanket she made.

So I thought I'd make her a card.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Crafty Emma's Store: Anything go's.
Crafts & Me: Gems & sparkle.
Pocket Full Of Posies: Winged things. Also having a DT call. x
Paper Players: Anything go's.
The yummy papers are DCVW, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Mather Stewart punch, ribbon and sparkly gems from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely weekend. x

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