Sunday, 27 February 2011

A doggone great Birthday....

Hello! Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Sunday...
I have been inking up my new Wild Rose Studio stamps and I have to tell you they are uber cute! Cherry Cupcake will be here soon but first how about this little pup to brighten your day...

I have used my new WRS Gingham paper pad and decided on a traditional Chocolate dog with lovely yellow and lemon flowers and butterflies.

I added little jewels to the flower centres on the image and buttons to the flowers around the card...

The Ribbon is DCWV and the doogie sentiment is also Wild Rose Studio...

and so some challenges...

1. Little Red Wagon...'Animals'
2. CES Challenges...'Flowers and Flutterbys'
3. Flutterby Wednesday...'Anything goes'
4. One Stop craft challenge...'Spring flowers'

Could just do with a drop of yellow sunshine outside as well now...
I'm back to work tomorrow so I guess it will come then!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and come back again soon....xxxx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

A Bouquet of spring flowers...

Hello there all...
It hasn't been very Spring like today...more torrential rain with a few minutes of sun. Still practising the CAS (Clean and simple) look. This time I punched out lots of little daisies from some off cuts and used little gems in the centres.

I hand drew the stems and leaves and coloured them in with a leaf green promarker then made a vase for them to to be displayed in.

Please excuse the wet glue showing...I really wanted to get it photographed.

A touch of white organza ribbon and then mounted onto a white card...very simple but I really like this one.
Some Challenges...
1. Stamping Vacation...CAS Challenge...Flowers.
2. One Stop challenge...Spring Flowers
3. Wags'n Whiskers...Use a punch
Off to do a little bit more crafting now, just a few finishing touches and then a tidy up before 'Take Me Out' starts...
Have a great Saturday Night!

Friday, 25 February 2011

A Spring Walk...

Good morning peeps...
Well, after a lovely sunny day yesterday that was spent out with my girlies and a friend and her children, doing a bit of shopping and a bit of is raining again! So good job I had begun to make some cards with spring themes. This is a digi image from the Digistamp Boutique called 'A Spring walk'.

..the background paper is printed off from the Wild Rose Studio Spring CD and the image is coloured in with my Promarkers. I have just begun to run out of my pastel colours so I spent a few pennies this week and am waiting for some new colours to arrive!

and a card is never really finished without a swish of ribbon!
Some challenges...
1. Simply Create...'Bold and Bright'
2. Allsorts...'Inspired by Nature'
3. Crafts and Me...'Spread your wings'
4. Paper crafting journey...'Anything Goes'
5. Really reasonable ribbon...'Spring Theme'

I have a few more display things for work to finish off today and this week I have also worked on some cards and tags for a friends recruitment company...a week off is never really a week off is it?
I'll be back soon with more cards and chat. Thanks for popping

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Hello all...
It's half term so I am getting in lots of cardmaking and finishing off some school display work...and yesterday we went to see 'Gnomeo and Juliet'.
I am still making some boys cards as I really needed some in my stock.
This is a great digi image but I must confess I don't remember where I got it from!

Coloured with promarkers and cut out then layered. The patterned paper is DCWV.
I have a Mothers Day Pamper evening at a local Nursery school coming up and I seem to recall selling lots of childrens cards last year especially dinosaurs and pirates.

Finished off with a few buttons...
Some challenges..
1. Passion for promarkers...'One for the boys'
2. Easy craft projects...'Something for the boys'
3. Crafty catz weekly...'One for the boys'
4. Craft your passion...'A Male project'
5. One Stitch at a time...'No Square cards'
6. Pixie Dust Studio...'Don't be square'

Hope you are all having a good week! See you back here soon, I hope!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

I was tagged....

Hi all...
I was tagged in the week...sorry it has taken so long to post it up..I find it so difficult to decide who to pass them on to.

1. You have been tagged...Do you want to accept? I sure do!
Create a post on your blog and post the blog photo.

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award...Thank you Racheal!

3. Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs and link these in your post and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.

As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light try not to tag people with thousands of followers.

Right so the tricky part was that I had to trawl around as quite a few of you have already received this award....but here are the lovely ladies I would like to pas this on to....
1. Mandy at

2. Jacky at

3. Lucy at

I'll be back soon with some more cards and chat!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Going around in circles...

Hello there peeps...
I needed some boys cards in my stock so here is a new one...using a digi image from the Digistamp boutique..

Coloured with promarkers. Circle paper is DCWV. Buttons from Stash.

This fits in with a couple of challenges..
My time to craft...Going round in Circles....Paper, buttons and sentiment!
Stamping vacations No! No! challenge...No Flowers!

Half term next week so I'm hoping to start some Mothers day and Easter cards.
Also got a new DT package from Wild Rose Studio with a new beautiful Gingham paper watch out for those being used!
Spring is on the way...we had lots of sunshine today and it was warm enough to have the outside classroom door open...Wonderful!
I got a lovely blog award today and will post it up tomorrow in a separate post once I have sorted out who to pass it onto...
Thanks for dropping by...xxxx

Saturday, 12 February 2011

A New Home card.....

Good Morning all...
Well, I didn't find any time this week to make any cards and the ones I made last weekend sat waiting to be photographed but with the gloomy weather we have has been too dark before work and too dark by the time I got home.
Any how as you can see from my Award...I made the top 5 at Cupcake Crafts! The theme was old McDonald had a farm and I used a very cute Penny Black Stamp with the chubby little pony! Thank you Ladies!

So I do have a card...taken under a side lamp, the flash on my camera kept going off so the close ups were not possible but you get the idea.
No colouring in this time...just stamped the image and distressed the card with chalk...
I love this new Home stamp from Crafty Individuals..

I made it for a work colleague for her daughter. I used some Wild Rose Studio backing paper from the Spring CD...which has a lovely colour and pattern selection.

Finished with flowers and skeleton leaves...
I haven't had time to look through any challenges...anyone seen any that would fit?
Can't decide whether to go out shopping seems ok at the moment!
Come back soon and check out some more card and chat...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Love....forever growing!

Evening ladies...
Not sure why, but for some reason I have made another Love/Valentines card.

I've used lots of little punched hearts in reds and pinks and made them into the shape of a tree...just added a brown tree trunk.

The letter tiles are from K&Co. I'm sort of going a bit folky and rustic...I like it!

The Challenges as you would expect are all love based.

1. Papertake weekly...'Have a heart'
2. A spoon full of sugar...'Let's see some love'
3. Oldie but a goodie...'Have a heart'
4. Cupcake craft...'Seeing Red'
5. Allsorts...'It must be Love'
6. Crafty Calendar...'Love'
7. The Crafty Pad...'Love is in the air'

I'm amazed these photos came out...I took them early in the morning again, underneath a side lamp in the living room!
I have lots of work to do this evening...cutting out letters for the displays at school and laminating.
Thanks for popping by to see my card.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sunflower Tilda...

Good morning all...
Wecome to favourite day of the week...
Right, I have some serious blobbing/tv catching up/crafting to do so let's get on and show you a Tilda card...

I coloured her in with promarkers and did a bit of distressing around the edges...tearing and inking. Not my usual style but I like to dabble now and then.

Some sage green organza ribbon tied at the side and a few skeleton leaves and then I added a collection of flowers including paper sunflowers....

and some challenges.
1. Just Magnolia...Ribbons
2. I love promarkers...Anything goes
3. Papertake weekly...Anything goes,(optional extra to use flowers).
I have a couple of orders from work colleagues so I am going to be working on those this weekend. Also have to think up some design ideas for the display boards in the Music Studio at school.
Hope you all have a nice weekend planned....Thanks for coming to read my chat!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Bee my valentine...

Afternoon all...
Now I don't normally make a lot of valentine cards but I'm practising my simple style and had this card idea in my head. Blue spotty paper and a scallop border across the centre of a white card blank.

The little bee sticker was from a set that I bought in Brussels and the letter tiles are K&Co and come in a take away box! I sewed on a tiny red heart button for the dot on the i...

My yellow flower was made with large and medium size daisy punches and my favourite button centre. I love the little green leaf shaped jewels.

Some Challenges...
1. Lexis creations...'Valentine'
2. Simon says Stamp..'Love is in the Air'
3. Delightful Sketches...'Have a Heart'
4. Mami Doodles...'The magic of love'
5. Crafty Sentiments...'Favourite things'..Spotty paper, bees, buttons and scallop edge scissors.
6. Craft Your days away...'Love'
7. Pile it on...'Punch it'
8. Delicious Doodles...'Spots or Stripes'
9. The Corrosive Challenge...'Button it up'
I really like how this turned out...
Thanks for stopping by my lil old blog..