Saturday, 26 December 2009

That's it for another year.....

Good morning everyone and I hope that everyone has survived the day.  Santa spoiled me once again and I had a lovely day.  We did some visiting then went to the local Indian Restaurant for dinner, I was stuffed and brought a doggy bag home and then did some more visiting in the evening. Hoping that today is just a chill-out PJ day.  Looking forward to hearing about everyone else's day.

I am starting to get crafting withdrawal symptoms as not been at my table for a few days now.  Here are a couple of cards I did at the start of the week.  This first one is using the lovely Demure stamp from Sugar Nellie.  I have entered her into the challenges over at Charisma Cardz - "Anything but Christmas" and Colour Create Challenge - Pink, Burgundy & Ivory with Roses. 

This cheeky character is Wee from Whiff of Joy and  he is just delightful and I have used him for Stamp Something - "Christmas".


Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone..............

Have a great day everyone and not to hectic.  Hope Santa has been kind to you all.


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Snowie Card

Afternoon peeps, try to blog this card with frozen fingers......brrrrrrrrrr ........... it's cold!!!!!  I have followed the fabby sketch over at Crafts 4 Eternity, they also included a extra challenge of including netting and some journaling.  At Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Snow Charming" and across at Stampavie & more Challenge it is "Snowman".


Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Couple of Challenge Cards

Evening everyone, my mojo is slowly returning and have done a couple of cards using Forever Friends 3D elements.  Papers are from my scrap drawer and ribbon & stars from stash.  The challenges covered on the first card are:-

Forever Friends  -  Anything Goes
Mojo Monday  -  Sketch

This second card is again using the Forever Friends 3D element and I have used the wonderful sketch across at Moving Along With The Times with the added challenge of "Little Teds".  The papers are from DCVW and ribbon again from stash.

Gonna have to start the Christmas wrapping now, just got a few pressies to get and then that's me.  Baz & I are going out for Christmas dinner this year so at least I am not having to do any food


Saturday, 19 December 2009

The Snow has arrived

Afternoon folks, is everyone having a snowy weekend?  Glad that I am now in the house and not back out again hopefully until Monday morning.  I have totally lost my mojo and am really struggling to make these last couple of cards I have been asked to do.  Love this Tilda image and papers are from the English Paper Co.  The challenges I have covered are:-

Crafty Cardmakers  -  Sketch
Cupcake Crafts  -  5x5 Birthday Card
Magical Crafts  -  Special Birthday or Christmas


Friday, 18 December 2009

A Couple of Challenges

Hello peeps, I was given a half day at work to go Christmas shopping so I managed to pop into Stirling and then back home to play.  Hopefully this weekend I will finally get all the Crimbo cards done.  This stamp is from one of the Penny Back clear stamp ranges.


Thursday, 17 December 2009

Miss Anya Card

Evening all.  It has been fluttering with snow today but not laying.  Makes it feel a bit more Christmasy with snow the ground.  I have used a lovely Miss Anya stamp.  The challenges I have done are:-

Anyone for Ayna  -  "Bling"
Friday Sketchers  -  Sketch
My Time to Craft  -  Christmas
Sophisticats  -  Christmas


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Paperplay Challenge & Creative Card Crew

Hello this chilly evening.  Just another card made off the list.  The challenge over at Paperplay Challenge is the theme "Movies or Books"  and I am doing "Twins" .  If I wanted to be really twisted I could do the "Star Wars Saga" with Luke & Princess Leah being twins (Oops - hope everyone has seen it & I haven't given the game  I also have entered it into the Creative Card Crew's - "Anything Goes" challenge.

The two little darlings are Magnolia's and the ducks are cut out of funky foam using my Sizzix paddle punch.


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Santa Card

Evening everyone, I feel I have been away from blogland for ages, just been a bit busy with other things, so I apologise and will catch up with you all.  I have had a little play as Lisa at work gave me another card order to work on, she keeps me  Still to do mine and need to post most of them as well.

Santa is from Magnolia & coloured with watercolour paints.  All the bits and pieces are made from scraps and stash.  The challenges I have combined in this card are:-
I am starting to pull my hair out in panic over Christmas - so not organised.  Why are some people so hard to buy for????  I have only got two more days off before the big day and the pressure is


Sunday, 6 December 2009

A Couple of Cards

Afternoon folks, hope all are having a lovely weekend.  I, myself, is just chilling out at my table and hopefully the creative juices are well as the wine .........hehehe.

This first card I have used Henry Mouse from Whiff of Joy and used the wonderful sketch by Mojo Monday. Tried my hand at some  Papers are from the English Paper Co. and snowflake diecuts are from Nestabilities - build a snowflake.  The challenge over at Stampin' for the Weekend is Christmas with Red, Green & Gold and Stampavie & more is "Christmas".

This card I have used Hamish from Sugar Nellie and copied the sketch from Just Christmas & Birthday Challenge Blog.  Papers are from Dovecraft (I think) and used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The challenge across at My Time to Craft is "Winter Pals" and Paperplay Challenge is Christmas without Red or Green.


Saturday, 5 December 2009

Santa Claus is coming..............

Whenever I hear that tune from the advert I know that it is not that far away.  I am still struggling to get through my cards, wholey holey, they are never ending.  I love this sunbathing Santa from High Hopes, he is so cool.  Papers are from Papermania.

I used the wonderful sketch over at High Hopes and "Xmas" was the theme at Stamp with Fun.  The challenge over at Cupcake crafts was "Green & Red".

Watching Strictly Come Dancing tonight with a couple of glasses of wine, I'm cheering on Team Cola to get through to the final.


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Daring Cardmakers & Creative Card Crew

Evening ladies.  I can't believe how dark it is getting now, going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark ......brrrrrrrr ......... I will be hibernating  This is a wee cheeky card I have done for Daring Card makers "White Christmas", I have cheated a wee bit by popping on a bit of velvet red ribbon (to hide the paper and I have also entered it into Creative Card Crew - "Christmas".

I have still lost my memory card and can't get use to this other camera so I apologise for my photo quality. With that and the new laptop (yes, the old one went to the Curry's Superstore in the sky) I am having a fabby techno time!!! - not


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Magnolia Down Under & Magical Crafts

Evening peeps, still no luck on memorycard-gate!  Baza is just in so he is going to have a look for it and his kind response when I explained I'd mislaid it was "Daft Bat!", he is a charmer ...... instead of playing a game on his x-box tonight he will be doing a treasure hunt to try and find it

I managed to get my head together to do another card by using a lovely sketch over at Magical Crafts and the theme over at Magnolia Down Under which is Christmas.  I like this Edwin with the lantern so is so cute!!.


3 in 1 challenge card

Back again, would have been here a lot sooner but it seems that the "Borrowers" are away with my memory card out my camera.  I had it one minute and then the's disappeared.  I have hunted high & low and it has gone ........puff............ I had to go and dig out another camera and take a photo over again.

I had chance to play with one of my new stamps from Whiff of Joy, this character is called Wee and I think he is so delightful.  The backing papers are from Forever Friends and I had used various diecut/punched snowflakes.

The challenges I have incorporated are:-

Why do things disappear???  I have to admit it is happening more & more to me - is this a sign of old age?  lol   I have the wrinkles to prove it - don't need a dotty mind as well (some would argue that my dotty brain has been there for a

Anyway, before I forget to actually post this I shall go and pop the washing in the


Crafty Cardmakers & Spoon Full of Sugar

Morning everyone, hope you are all well.  I am hoping to play most of today while doing the old household chores.  I have started with a Christmas card and have used the theme over at Crafty Cardmakers - "Alternative Christmas" and also Spoon Full of Sugar - "No Green or Red".

Hopefully I shall make a few more and will pop the on as I go.  Should really be doing the Christmas shopping but I keep putting it off.


Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Lovely Award

I received this lovely award from Melanie the other day and this is me proudly showing it off just now.

These are the blog award "rules."

1. Copy the award to your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Identify seven things about myself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers
5. Link to those on your blog
6. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

Right, here goes - 7 things about me:-

  1. I HATE shopping apart for crafty stuff where I could make that a full-time occupation.
  2. I snore really, REALLY loudly.
  3. I love useless information - friends call me a computer on legs
  4. Scared of earwigs - yuk!!!!! - since watching Star Trek's "Wrath of Khan" when younger
  5. I have loads and loads of half finished craft projects up in the loft (one day they will get
  6. My would love to visit the sites of Egypt and see Petra in Jordan.
  7. Have always thought I have been re-incarnated from a Romani Gypsy (no proof but just a feeling)

The 7 people I am passing it on to is:-
Lesley - Pinkles Dreams
Natalie - Crafting Fun
Clare  -  Littlebear Crafts
Nikki - Nikki's Cards
Avril Ann  -  Crafting in the Shed at the Bottom of the Garden
Marianne  -  Marianne's Craftroom
Hazel  - Dido's Designs


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Anyone for Anya & Charisma Cardz

This is another one of the cards one of the girls at work asked for, I am slowly getting through them and then I will have to start on making some birthday cards to send to my own family members and then........some Christmas cards for's a hard life but someone has to do

I followed the gorgeous sketch over at Charisma Cardz and the challenge over at Anyone for Anya was "Make a Fake" so I popped on some of my fake stitching.......I know it is a bit wonky, after all it is

I did my best to 3D this Anya and stickled her wings to make them all sparkly.  The backing paper is from Daisy & Dandelion.


Simon Says............

Morning Campers!!  Went back to work yesterday after my week off - boo hiss - and luckily I have my day off today so they are breaking me back in gently.  So I have started how I mean to continue today with a card. 

Simon Says........... "Animal Antics" so hopefully this card applies with a wee heggie growing a lovely bunch of flowers. 

The backing papers are from Papermania and flower, brads and peel offs are from stash. The image is a Penny Black Stamp.

I really should start my Christmas Shopping but I keep putting it off.  I HATE shopping with a passion and the thought of going to a busy shopping centre brings me out in a sweat.  I usually manage to get most pressies locally or online.  Barry says that I don't get into the spirit of for him to say as he leaves it all to me!!!!.

Any way folks, sorry for my moan for the day, I'm away to cheer myself up my heading to my table for a wee play.


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sophisticats Challenge

I followed the fantastic sketch over at Sophisticats and hope I have just managed to squeeze it in time wise.

The image is from Penny Black and coloured as usual with my watercolour paints (maybe santa might surprise me with some and the backing papers are from Papermania.  Flowers have been created with my X-cut Daisy punches with little gems in the middle.  Also popped a gem of the ladies necklace.  This is an order from one of the girl's at work, hope her Auntie likes it.

I have been home alone today, Barry is away to the ALBA Football Cup Final - Dundee v Calley Thistle - and Dundee have just won so he will be a happy chappie when he eventually rolls

Kaza. xxx

Charity Stall

Just to let you all know that we had a very good day at the Charity Christmas Fayre at the Albert Hall, Stirling yesterday.  We raised over £170 which is fantastic.  The hall was not as busy as previous years yet it still is a good day and nice to see some regular faces.


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

3 Challenges in 1

Afternoon peeps, just one card made so far today.  The challenge over at High Hopes was a recipe (cheated a bit - swapped flowers for snowflakes...hehehe), Spoon Full of Sugar is "Baby's 1st Xmas" and at Allsorts it is to create something for a child.

I am gonna have words with that Barry when he gets in from work as I am getting a sore it will be my turn to lay of the


Anyone for Anya & Sketch Saturday

Morning peeps, this is a card I had last night for Anyone for Anya - "Getting Round to It!" by using the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  My boss had asked me to make a card for her son's girlfriend, hopefully this is teenagey - young love eh! - Bless - I'm just jealous be sixteen again.

I think she is my favourite Miss Anya, coloured by a mixture of watercolour paints and pencils and I used papers from K & Co.  Diecut handbag & phone came from my stash as did bottle top.


Monday, 16 November 2009

Stampin' for the weekend - 30th

Hello folks, have had a lovely easy day today, caught up with some of my TV programmes on i-player.  It is quite a clever little thing - was playing it though Baza's Playstation 3 so I could watch them on the telly instead of the PC.  This is one of the card I had to make, the girl's birthday has passed now so I can blog it - always scared to do it before for some reason!!! The Challenge over at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Lets Celebrate".

I used one of the lovely Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie (could just image myself in that pose on a  The huge big black bow is from Poppicrafts, Backing Papers are from Daisy & Dandelion. Circles are by using my Nesties and charm, flowers & number peel-offs are from stash.


A Few Challenges in 1

Morning Ladies and a special warm welcome to Melanie (aka Milnie).  Started off with a bang with morning with this card which covers quick a few challenges.  Have peace and quiet today as I packed Barry off to work with a box of hankies and throat sweets (I'm a hard woman I and I have a few commissioned cards (goes to the charity) to make given to me by the girls from work so I will have to get my thinking cap on for them.

I borrowed Snowy off my good friend Lesley as I think he is just gorge (I feel a new purchase coming Backing paper is from Papermania and everything else is from stash.

The challenges covering this card are:-

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Whiff of Joy & Stamp Something

Just another quick post before I start making the tea for Baza & myself, then I will be slowing down as a couple of glasses wine would have been  This cheeky card is following the colour challenge over at Whiff of Joy which is Brown, Orange & Ivory and I followed the sketch over at Stamp Something.

I used Charlie from Whiff of Joy - he is such a cheeky chap - and backing papers from Daisy & Dandelion - and not forgetting the old faithful snowflake

Barry is still laying on the sofa so it will be me to make the tea.......hope he likes well done


Winter Wonderland & Magical Crafts

It's me again, must have had a strong coffee this I don't peak too soon 
The two challenges I thought worked together well.  The challenge over at Winter Wonderland is St Nicholas and at Magical Crafts is a recipe.

I love using this stamp (you would never have  The backing papers are from Anita's.  Swirl and Snowflake diecut is cut from Nestabilities.  Holly and brad is from stash.


Sophisticats, Charisma Cardz & Magnolia Down Under Challenges

Hello again ladies, twice in one day - not bad at  This is a Christmas card made using the challenges over at Sophisticat's - "Wings" and Charisma Cardz - "Merry & Bright" and the sketch at Magnolia Down Under.

I love Edwin Snowman and I 3d him on embossed card.  Backing paper is from DCVW, I think, and the embossing folders used are from Cuttlebug and they are Swirls and Snowflakes.  The snowflakes are a mixtures of diecuts, brads and confetti.

Heading back up to my table to play while Barry is lying on the couch as he has a bit of a sniffle (aka man flu) -


Crafty Cardmakers & Creative Card Corner

Morning ladies, hope all are having a great weekend.  This is me on holiday now for a whole week and I am planning to be busy crafting.  One off our busiest Charity Craft Stalls is next week - 21st - at the Albert Halls in Stirling and I feel I still have so much still to make.

Made this for the lovely Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) as it was her birthday yesterday and we all went out for dinner - it was lovely and I am still stuffed!!  I combined the challenges Creative Card Crew - "Doodles" and Crafty Cardmakers - "Stamp Something".

I used a lovely Miss Anya stamp and coloured her with a mixture of watercolour pencils and paints.  The papers are from Doodlebugs and my precious flowers are from stash.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Away in a manger.........

Evening everyone. How you all doing?  I can't beleive not been on for a while but here I am with a couple of challenges.  I have to be honest and say I have not been up to much, usually when the clocks go back one hour I kinda

I love this Penny Black stamp and I have been waiting on an excuse to use it so when the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge was "Song Title" I gave a little yelp of delight.  I also combined the challenges of Cupcake Crafts "Snow much fun" and Spoon Full of Sugar's "Create a scene".

I finish up on Friday for a week's holiday so hopefully I will have a week of playing.


Monday, 2 November 2009

Back to Crimbo Cards

Afternoon all.  Thought I have had a long enough break away from Xmas Cards to get back on the wagon again but sitting this afternoon with crafters block.  So I had a wee lookie through the challenges and combined together I have come up this cute card.  I must admit I am quite pleased with myself and do a few more "clone"

The challenges I have used for this card are:-

The Image is from a Penny Black clear stamp range with added silver Stickles.  The embossing folders used from Snowflake & Holly.  The snowflake is a Cuttlebug diecut with a snowflake brad through the middle. 


Sunday, 1 November 2009

A Few Challenges in 1

Morning peeps, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekends.  Sorry not been on much but hopefully today I can sit and play.  Not planning on leaving the house as it is throwing it down with rain.

I made this card for one of my niece's whos birthday was actually last week (bad auntie I know gonna blame it on the postal strikes!!!!

The challenges I have covered for this one is:-

The image is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie (I called her Little Miss Attitude) and glammed her up a bit with some Stickles.  The striped papers are from DCVW Spring Stack and used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders for the spots. Flowers are from stash and I got to use my new Martha Stewart Border Punch I got last week.


Monday, 26 October 2009

Lesley's Blog Candy

Just to let you lot know there is some fantastic blog candy up for grabs over at Pinkles Dreams  including some name in there


Creative Card Crew

Morning everyone.  Had a fantastic time at the Craft Fair over the weekend and will pop on a couple of photos of my goodies.  Was at a Christening yesterday and this is the card I made for Eilidh and since the challenge over at Creative Card Crew is "Children & Babies" it is quite apt.

The bear image is from Sugar Nellie Homegrown range, the teddies and balloon are diecuts and the backing papers are from DCVW Spring Stack.


Friday, 23 October 2009

Soooo Excited......

I'm like a 5 year old child as I am going to the Craft Fair at the SECC tomorrow.  I have my wish list written, all I need to go is find a money tree and give it a good shake!!!!!! that's the credit card!

Away to bed but I won't sleep a wink.......easily


Monday, 19 October 2009

Simon Says............

Evening all,  typing this with a sniffling nose and a sore throat,  me thinks one is getting a cold so I am popping this on before I forget and then trotting off upstairs with a hot water bottle to my bed before I pass it on to you lovely lot.

This is another christening card I was to make and I used the lovely sketch by Dommi over at Simon Says.  The image is from Magnolia and papers are from DCVW Spring Stack. 


Sunday, 18 October 2009

My Time to Craft

Hello again,  the challenge over at My Time to Craft is "Quick & Cute".  This is for my step-father, who is 70 today, we are popping up to visit this evening as they have been away for a few days.

I have used an image from High Hopes stamps, they are so cute.  Coloured with watercolour paints and then chalked background.  Paper is from K & Co.  Peel-offs coloued with black marker pen & Nesties have been used


Moving along with the times

Across at Moving Along With the Times it is "Anything but a Card" so I thought I'd better show you one or two things I have been upto while not blogging.  Trying to think off differnt ideas to do for the Christmas Stall is not easy.  They usually come to me in the height of summer and then when it is time to put them into practice then "poof"  they have disappeared from brain!!!  So far I am upto my eyes in Snowman Poo!!!

Used a stamp from a Hario clear stamp set,  Nesties and clear bags and tiny Marshmellows (Yuk!, don't like them myself!!!)

Also I have been making bookmarks just using stamped images, and stuff out my stash to decorate them.  The bookmark template is taken from the Book-a-trix Board from the Glitter Girls.

I have on my list still to do is Reindeer Poo, Decorated Candles, Gift Voucher Wallets, Keyrings, Phone Charms.......oh..........and some

Any other suggestions of items is very, very much appreciated as the old grey matter has been tested this year!!!!


Blog Candy Alert!!!

Morning everyone,  couldn't resist to tell you all that a couple of friends Natalie at Crafting Fun and Marianne at Marianne's Craftroom are giving away some supa fabby scrummy blog candy.  All you need to do is pop across, leave a comment, become a followers of theirs (which you won't mind as both their blogs are brill!!!!!!) mention them on your blog with a link and that is it!!


Friday, 16 October 2009


Morning everyone.  No, I have not fallen through the centre of the earth or been abducted by Aliens but I feel I have been missing something - and it is YOU LOT!!!!!!! hopefully I will have a bit more time to play.

This is one of the commissioned cards I have to make a christening coming up (again all funds go to the Brionni Trust).  I have used a Gorjuss Girl image from Sugar Nellie, Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, paper is from stash as is ribbons & flowers.  I am just waiting to find out what wording they are wanting on the front which I am going to pop on the lower left hand side.  I combined the following challenges into the card:-

I am off out this afternoon to prepare a buffet for the band gig we are having for the Trust tonight.  My culinary skills are not the greatest so I think I will be placed on the cheese butties! the washing up!.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Truly Scrumptious

Afternoon everyone and I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Sorry I have not been on much but been making stocks of cards the the Christmas Charity Sales,  they are coming around fast and so scared that we havn't got enough made.

Having a time out as I have some birthday cards to make this month for family members.  This one is for Bazabing whose birthday is this weekend coming and we have a "birthday week".

The sketch over at Truly Scrumptious is fantastic with the added challenge of "doodling".  The image is from Papermania's Clare Curd range.  Papers are from K & Co "Hopscotch" range.


Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Dutch Dare - so Charming

Morning peeps, just a quick post before nipping off to work as I forgot to pop this on last night. I was so tired I crawled upstairs to my bed and konked out straight away and I must have been snoring away as I have woken up with a sore throat! plus the pussycats had their ear plugs in!.
I needed a break from Chrimbo cards and did this wedding card for Dutch Dare. Their challenge was "So Charming" . I used one of my Whiff of Joy stamps, backing papers are from K & Co, and charm from stash.
Have a lovely day and look forward to catching up in all the gossip later on.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Rainbow Lady & Secret Crafter

Morning everyone. I do hope you all had a lovely weekend. Fortunately I am off work today so I get to play. I have started today with Rainbow Lady's - "Christmas with the stars" and Secret Crafter's - "Animal Antics".
It is certainly moved into Autumn now, the trees outside our house are changing and dropping off and I have been in kinks of laughter as dopey Jazz chases madly after He cracks me up.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Papertake Weekly & One Stop

Morning all. This is a card I made last night while watching Strictly Come Dancing. Don't know my favourite is a the moment, but I think Phil "Tuffers" is up there, just because he is a cheeky chappie and Natalie Cassidy is she is loving it (and she is dancing with Vincent). Can't wait until February 'cos I have tickets for the tour coming to Glasgow.
The I really like the sketch over at Papertake Weekly, not to tricky for me. The challenge over at One Stop Craft is "Die Cut". I used a Gorjuss Girl image from Sugar Nellie and Stickled the wings and her pendant. Backing papers is from a Forever Friends paper stack. Used the snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and distressing it with blue chalk ink. Found the sequin waste in my stash.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Another Challenge Card

Well my peace is truly shattered, Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) has arrived with craft bag in tow and Bazabing is on his way back from the football, thankfully in a good mood as Dundee won. So I am blogging this before I get side tracked with all the waffle they both

This card is a quite a few more challenges.......gosh.......I'm cramming them The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious and in the challenge was also to use three stamps, hopefully pumpkin x 2 Crafty Cardmakers is "3D elements" as I foam stickered the image and pumpkins up. Stamp with Fun, My Time to Craft & Allsorts is "Autumn", Whiff of Joy is a recipe (cheated a bit there as a have a few extra flowers but Shhh!!! - don't get anyone! and finally Stampavie & More is "Pumpkins".
Well hopefully I can sneek another post in before SCD (Strictly Come Dancing) starts this evening.

A few challenges

Afternoon ladies. Hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend. I have been given a long weekend off (Sat, Sun & Mon) from work. This is the first time ever & I don't know what I did to deserve it but I am making the most of it. Barry is away to the football to watch his team Dundee play so i am HOME ALONE and it is fab!!!!!
The challenges I have combined in the above card are:- Winter Wonderland - "Hot Chocolate", The Pink Elephant - lovely sketch, Cupcake Craft - "Distressing", Paperplay - "Spot this" and finally Colour Create - Hot Pink, Dusty Pink & Ice Chocolate with the option of pearls & swirls.
I used paper scraps from drawer, chalks for the distressing bit, Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder and pearls from the Paper Mill. Heading back to the table to play again and hopefully should be back on soon.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Thank You Julie

Julie over at Lovefibres have been really generous and was giving away some Blog Candy for charity and I won. Thank YOU!!!! Hugs

4 Challenges in 1 Birthday Card

Morning everyone. Sun is shining (at the moment) and I am ready is play again. This is a commissioned card for Lisa at the work whose little girl will be 1. I managed to incorporate 4 different challenges and they are:-

Used a lovely Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie, Papers from DCVW Spring Stack and from scrap drawer, flowers, brad, peeloffs & ribbon from stash. Techniques used are glitter of dress (confession - I have had this glitter for about 4 years and this is the first time used). distressing with a pink chalk ink, embossing with Cuttlebug embossing folder and matt & layering using Nestibilities.
Speak soon

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Winter Wonderland & Allsorts Challenges

Evening everyone. I can't believe I have not been on for over a week - Bad Kaza - slaps wrist. The week has just flown by and nothing to show for it (apart from a pile of ironing - and that can wait! So I am going to have a craft-a-thon with myself tonight & all day tomorrow to try and play catch up.
The challenge over at Winter Wonderland is "Vintage" and at Allsorts is it "Snowflakes in September" so I did this little number to cover both.

The image is from papers from stash that I "Nestied", backing paper is from a Laura Ashley range and the diecut letters from a kit from Create & Craft (which the lovely Lesley had given me as a prestie).
Will catch up everyone soon as I have been peeking at everyone but not leaving a calling card.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

ABC Challenge

Afternoon everyone, not much crafting getting done today as nursing a sore head - and yes, it was self inflicted! We had a Race Night last night and we raised near enough £1000 which is fantastic!!!!.

The challenge over at ABC is "D" for Diecuts, I had this card done but unblogged so it fits in nicely. Using Cowboy Luca from Sugar Nellie and some diecut cacti, backing paper from Papermania Inspiration range and the sentiment is from DCVW.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Anyone for Anya & Crafty Cardmakers

Hello again, another Christmas card as I am trying to do a stock pile so I can sell on behalf of The Brionni Trust. I have used the challenges from Anyone for Anya which is "Buttons, Bows & Brads" and a brilliant sketch over at Crafty Cardmakers.
I used Winter Miss Anya stamp, diecut snowflakes, brads and shaker sentiment from Dovecraft and backing paper is from DCVW.