Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!...

Cackle's Halloween...
Just wanted to wish all of you Witches and Warlocks a very Happy trick or treat night....

Those of you who have been following my blog for a few years now...know that it's quite a thing in our close and all our very kind neighbours allow our little ones to shout through their letterboxes all dressed up ...and get given sweets in return.

My little one is a spooky Spider this year.....

                                           Our front door.....Come inside and see our spooky treats..

Enjoy your evening....back with more cards soon...xxxx

Sunday, 30 October 2011 simple as that!

Good morning all...
Well I didn't need the extra hour as I was awake and up finishing off some crafty things and getting the washing sorted. I have an inset day tomorrow along with my youngest but the secondary school as back as normal so my eldest doesn't get another lie in!

I really wanted to get a CAS christmas card done so when I saw there were a couple of challenges I used my cute little Wild Rose Studio Pickle stargazing again.

I coloured and cut Pickle out first.
 I bought some new Promarkers and wanted to use the new Ruby Red and this lovely Royal Blue.
Pickle also come with two styles of star and I stamped one of the large special ones and then lots of the 5 point ones...then used lots of gold and lemon glitter.
The royal blue stars were another star stamp that I coloured in with the Blue promarker.


The sentiment (also included with Pickle) was stamped and cut out and then I went round the edge
with my Ivory Promarker.

So the Challenges.....

Less is More...Stars
Winter Wonderland...CAS Christmas Card
My Time to Craft...Quite White

Hope you all have a nice Sunday..I am pottering today.
The calm before the storm that is 'Halloween'

Friday, 28 October 2011

A traditional Reindeer card...

                                                                   Afternoon all...
                               I can't believe that it's Friday already...Where did that week off go?
Yesterday I was Christmas cardmaking again.

                  I used a this lovely reindeer digi image from the Wild Rose Studio christmas CD...
                                                     The papers are Sizzix and DCWV.

Coloured with Promarkers and then glittered and jewelled up!
   I chalked the edges just to add to the traditional warm glow...
I layered the image onto Kraft card and then Red card and scalloped the edge.

I love red gingham ribbon.

I used a swirl die cut to add some interest around the flower and my Martha Stewart Doily lace edge punch.

Some challenges...
The Spotted Chick...It's Krafty Thursday...use some Kraft card..I used it on my layering and the card blank is kraft as well...

Crafty Ribbons...Bingo lines...I chose the middle row
Punches/Dies, Flowers, Ribbon

Charisma Cardz...Anything goes
Simon says Stamp...Anything Goes

I have some more Pickle Penguin cards to show, so pop back again soon...
Have a great Friday evening.
Good TV for me tonight, Big Brother eviction and The Bachelor Final!


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Zebra cushions and Lemon Drizzle cake!

Good Afternoon..
Well I did get some baking done over the weekend but not much crafting... I started a sort out and that led to more housework than I thought, then yesterday I went to Horsham with a friend shopping!
It started out with Christmas presents in mind but I ended up buying.....

                                        Two gorgeous Zebra print end cushions for my sofa....
They were half price and I knew they would look great with my Cheetah cushions..
Ok confession over!

Here's the Lemon Drizzle Cake...

Very Yummy it is too....
and here is a new card....

Designer paper from DCWV
The large wooden Butterfly is from a Hobbycraft pack that was very cheap..about 49p and it has about 6 in it of various sizes.
The lovely sentiment panel was from a page of freebies that SJ had on her Little Musings blog back in the summer.
Organza ribbon from stash..I think it came from some cards and envelopes and was used to tie them up in the packaging....I keep all ribbon from anything like this.

I'd like to enter this into Creative Inspirations challenge this week
which is Monochromatic.
Wow...hope you have survived all the gossip from my house!
More cards and chat soon....xxxx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Eat Cake....

Afternoon all...
Let's get another card up on this blog...
Just got home from work and looking forward to a week and a day off...Told my girls that I will be crafting all weekend and possibly a bit of lemon drizzle cake baking and they are free to join in!
Hubby is refereeing football on Saturday and then going to watch NFL at Wembley on Sunday..
Mmmm...enough said about that!

 Here is my last Millie baking card...just had to make another one when I found this fab chipboard message in my stash!

Millie is coloured in with Promarkers...which are running out, so I need a little stock up soon. I cut her out and layered her onto lots of lovely Wild Rose Studio spots and ginghams papers...

I love this message panel....added a little piece of gingham ribbon for texture.

My sizzix cupcake die just finishes it off and I used glitter and  mini jewels for a touch of bling..

Some challenges

Top Tip Tuesday...layer it up
I love promarkers...Ain't it Cute
Whoopsi Daisy...Free and Easy
Polly Craft...Girls,Girls, Girls,
Hope Millie Bear can be included...she is a very cute girl bear!

Thanks for popping by!
Have a great start to the weekend whatever you are doing tonight!
We will be glued to Big Brother (Get Anton Out) and The Bachelor!
Be back soon

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

My Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop Winner.....

Evening All....
The time has come to announce the winner of a 'Pickle with present' stamp.

If you joined in our Festive Blog Hop by leaving us some lovely comments and making a card then your name is in the basket.

We gave the names a good ole swirl around and then my daughter delved in!
and the winner is.........


Well Done Diane and also to all the other winners on my team mates blog!
Dulcie will be putting all the winners on her blog and will be arranging to get all your details so we can get your stamps out to you asap.
Hope you enjoyed the Hop...we loved visiting you all and seeing all the wonderful Christmas cards...
Back soon with more cards and chat!

Monday, 17 October 2011

If I knew you were coming....

Hi there guys...
Just want to say 'Thank you' to everyone who entered the Wild Rose Studio Festive Fun Blog Hop.... and as it's nine o' Dermot would say...'The lines are now Closed'.

There will be a lot of checking now and when I have the final names and we have made sure we have comments and cards, I will do the draw and post up the winner, so please bear with me.

I really enjoyed coming to visit all your blogs and seeing all your christmas makes especially seeing Milton and Pickle!
So how about a little peek at Miltons girlfriend, Millie.

She's baking again... All papers are Wild Rose Studio.
I coloured Millie and layered her onto gingham...the background paper was the inspiration for the colours...soft lilacs, greens and lemons!

                              I used my little cupcake Sizzix die just as a little added extra.

                       The Happy Birthday strip is from East India Company and come in a pack...
                                                        they are actually paperchains.

I love using glitter and beads on my cake frosting.

                     I will be back with more Millie and hopefully some more Christmas Cards..
                       This weekend has been very busy...lots of dancing...Disco and Barn!


Monday, 10 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop....

Hello there and Welcome to a Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop...

Dulcie, the owner/designer of Wild Rose Studio has just released some gorgeous new Christmas Stamps and we thought we would celebrate with a hop to show you the new designs and also give you the chance to win some of these lovely cute stamps....

Join in with the theme..'.Festive Frolics' and you could win a fabulous Grand Prize.  All you need to do is make a card/creation for us. You don't have to use a Wild Rose Studio stamp, but if you have we would love to see it, and then link it up with the linky on the Wild Rose Studio Blog...

There will be Candy at every stop along the way on the Design team blogs and you have one week as the hop finishes on Monday 17th October at 9am (8am CET time).

So if you have arrived here from Lyndsey's blog then you are going in the right direction...if not then start at the beginning on the Wild Rose Studio Blog...
From here you need to hop over to Zoe's Blog 

Here is the very cute 'Pickle with present' stamp you can win from me.

I coloured him in with a mix of Promarkers and colouring pencils...
I added lots of glitter to his fluffy hat and used some white snowflake brads.

So to win this stamp please leave a comment on all the DT blogs and don't forget to make a card/creation and link it up here

We hope you enjoy the hop and we look forward to seeing your creations.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Millie Baking...and an upcoming WRS Blog Hop.

Another busy, busy, busy week at school so not much blogging I'm afraid.
How about another Wild Rose Studio card?
Christmas cards are still in production but I love colouring in Millie Bear with my promarkers.
The pink polka dot paper is from a WRS paper pack and the Blue and Pink Gingham is from the Spring CD. I cut Millie out and layered her so I could make an easel card.

The organza ribbon is from my stash and the ribbon roses I think I have had for about 20 joke! The happy Birthday sentiment is a Sizzix stamp from their recent sale... I've used my Martha Stewart Doily punch here as well.

Some challenges...
Papertake weekly...Anything Goes..Optional extra is to use a punch.
Totally papercrafts...Animals
Deep Ocean challenge...Happy Birthday

So...who fancies winning one of the new Pickle Penguin Christmas stamps?
If you come back here on Monday you can see a new Pickle card and the details and links for the hop around all the Wild Rose Studio design team blogs...
Hope you can join in!

Have a good weekend..I think I am clothes shopping with my coats are needed!
Bye for

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A bit of a Pickle...

Hello there all...
I have been making some more cards with my little collection of Christmas Pickle stamps from
Wild Rose Studio.
 This is Pickle on his way to deliver a pressie on Christmas Eve and on his way he does a spot of
 star gazing.

I don't normally use black to layer but I think it looks good with Pickle. The Red Gingham paper is also Wild Rose Studio and I just love using this on my Christmas Cards.

I coloured Pickle with a mix of Promarkers and pencils. Added lots of glitter for the snow and on Pickles hat.  
The black gingham ribbon is a very old off cut.

I love brads and couldn't resist using a few scattered around with some hand drawn dots and glitter.
Some challenges...
Cute Card Thursday...Animal crackers
Simon Says Stamp...Anything Goes
ABC Challenge...A is for Anything Goes

Pop back soon for more cards and chat...xxxxx