Thursday, 30 September 2010

Christmas Pollycraft Challenge on Papercraft Planet

My wonderful fellow teamie Maria is hosting a Christmas Challenge on Papercraft planet with the chance to win some Pollycraft images.

This is the card I made for the Challenge using an adorable Kiki image. The paper I used is by BoBunny and the button, ribbon and twine are from The Ribbon Girl. You have until the 3rd of October to take part in the Challenge. We hope to see you there!
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW - Ally Pally stash!

Just a quick post this Wednesday as I think the piccie speaks for itself....this is what I bought last Sunday!

I hope you have fun looking through my new stash, this is the 1st time I have got it all out and had a look at it! Now I need to find somewhere for it to live. If you want to see more desks, please pop over to Julia's for some What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday fun!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Schooldays ATCS

I have some ATCs to share with you today I made for the Addicted to ATCs monthly swap. The theme this month is Schooldays so I made some ATCs using some papers I recently bought from Sarah's Cards along with some ledger paper which I punched with an EK success punch.

I used an adorable digi stamp by Lori Boyd which I bought from Die Cuts R Us. I coloured Lacie with my Promarkers in colours to match the papers and added glossy accents to her little apple. As a finishing touch, I added a lovely little spotty button from The Ribbon Girl. I adore this little digi image, Lori Boyd is so talented and I will definitely be treating myself to more of her lovely designs.
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - No Patterned paper!!!

I'm back again with my DT card for the Pollycraft Monday Challenge. The theme this week is 'No Patterned paper', I panicked a bit when I saw the theme as I do love my papers and then decided that embossing was the way to go!

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss some white card and stamped an Elzybells sentiment along the bottom of the embossed piece. I then layered it on to some red card and sewed around the edges. I used Cuthbert skiing, this image is adorable, printed him on to textured card and coloured him with Promarkers.
The button is from The Ribbon Girl and the ribbon was from my stash.
I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge, we have a fabulous prize for you!

This weeks sponsor is

Who have offered this FABULOUS TGF 'Cheeky Nurse' stamp for one Lucky winner!
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Guest Designer card for Die Cut Dreams - Teddy Bears Birthday

The very lovely and Sassy Susie asked me to be a Guest Designer for a Die Cut Dreams challenge and I was thrilled when she told me the theme...Teddy Bears Birthday!
I immediately thought of this stamp set by Elzybells as it fits the theme perfectly.
I decided to try something a little different and made a tri shutter card following a tutorial on the web.

I used Papermania card for my base card and American crafts paper from a pack I bought for a Bargain price in TKMaxx.The images were stamped onto smooth card and coloured with Promarkers. I added glossy accents to the spots on the presents
The lovely little spotty buttons were a gift from a crafty Friend. The sentiments were cut out using a Nesties label die. As a finishing touch I added a little bow and some pearls.
I hope you will be able to join the Die Cut dreams team and myself for this Challenge, make sure you pop over to the blog for lots of inspiration.
I'll be back later with another DT card!

Squigglefly Monday Challenge - Use your favourite embellishment

The Squigglefly Challenge this week is to use your favourite embellishment on your Project. It was very easy for me to decide which embellishment to had to be buttons! I really went to town and I did have to think twice about using so many precious buttons on one card but I think it was worth it!

I used a lovely image by Jane Beljo which I coloured in to match the gorgeous Echo Park papers.
I added a string of buttons below the image and another on a little bit of ribbon on the top left of the card.
The sentiment is by Elzybells.
I hope you have a great Monday and make sure you check out the blog for loads of inspiration from the Design Team.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Spooktacular wishes!

It's been a while since I have shared a card made using Di's wonderful digi images. I had some spare time yesterday morning before setting off for my day out with my Mum and Dad and made a Halloween card using Broomstick bear.

The papers I used are by My Mind's Eye and I used a very simple layout with a bit of stitching.
I added glitter to the star and glossy accents to the pumpkin. The sentiment is by Elzybells and the ribbon, button and twine are from The Ribbon Girl.
I am going to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show today at Ally Pally, I can't wait to get there and spend some pennies, I don't have a list but have some things I am hoping to find...
Have a fabulous Sunday!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Squigglefly release day - Quackers

It's release day at Squigglefly and I received some lovely new images by Revi Devi Paat to play with this week. The image I used for this card is called Quackers and I decided to make a bright card as an antidote to the wintery weather we had yesterday.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and used a piece of American crafts paper from my scraps box.
The gorgeous buttons are from The Ribbon Girl. Make sure you check out Squigglefly today to see all the great new images.
Have a great Saturday!

Blog candy winner!!

As promised, I have drawn the winner of my blog candy. I added all the comments on to the end of my list of followers and picked a number using The winning number was 128 which is.....

Ali said...

Oh yum. Thank you for the chance to win and inspiring me xx

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Can you please contact me at with your address and I will get your prize in the post to you asap.
Thanks to all of you who entered and all the lovely comments you left and leave on a regular basis. It really means a lot to me to have your continued support and encouragement.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Celebration Blog Candy

I have decided to have a Celebration Blog Candy. I have a lot to celebrate...I have been very lucky lately! I have been chosen to be part of some wonderful Design Teams and have recently been published and I am so thankful to all the fabulous people who have given me these wonderful opportunities.

It is my birthday at the end of September, the day before Ally Pally starts (guess where I will be spending my birthday money!!) and on that day, it will be exactly 2 years since I made my first card, I never could have imagined the fun I have had in the past two years and the friends I have made since I started blogging. I hit a blogging milestone today which is also something to celebrate as I wrote my 500th post earlier today!
I'm sure you will agree all this is worth celebrating! As a thank you to my lovely followers and all who visit my blog I would like to offer you the chance to win the following Candy:
- 1 Prima 6x6 paper pad
- 1 Crafter's Companion Sealed with a Little Kiss stamp
-1 Whiff of Joy stamp
-1 pack of Prima flowers
-1 pack of Prima gems
-2 reels or ribbon
-1 pack of ultrafine glitter
-1 punch of little paper flowers
All my followers will automatically be entered into the draw for the prize, if you leave a comment on this post you will also be entered. If you are a follower and leave a comment, you will be entered twice! It would be nice if you spread the word on your own blog too! You have until midnight on the 24th of September to enter and I will draw the winner on the 25th of September.
Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

All I want for Christmas wordbooks

I fell in love with all the papers in the latest paper download from Funky Hand so I was delighted when Anice released matching Wordbooks for both collections.

I made the first book using the Tradtional download. You can't tell from the photo but I printed these letters 2 to a page so you end up with a mini size wordbook. I actually made this one into a card by sticking the N and O together and the E to the L. All the embellishments were from my stash. The twine is from The Ribbon Girl
I love these papers and colours! This book was made using the Trendy Wordbook collection. I used the very handy alpha-bits to spell out some of my sentiment and the snowflake is a digi from the All I want for Christmas download. The ribbon and charm were from my stash and the Twine and button are from The Ribbon Girl.
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW? Some Funky Stuff!!

I will keep it short and sweet today as I am rushing about as usual! Here is my desk today. Nearly tidy after I took some photos of some Funky Hand wordbooks I made with Anice's new Wordbook download last night.

Hmmm, just realised you can see the mess under my desk from this angle...If you would like to see some tidier desks and some very inspirational work areas, please pop over to Julia's for some What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday fun!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

No cards today...I'm loving Angels instead!

I love these little Angels made from beads. I have made these for the Christmas Fayre I will be selling some of my cards and other things on the 21st of November.

Here is a close up of one of the Angels. I will be putting them in Sizzix Shaker boxes with an Elzybells Angel stamp on the top and a little poem inside.

I will share the finished boxes with you another time...
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, 20 September 2010

A Silver Wedding Anniversary card

I have a quick share for you today. This is an Anniversary card I made a few weeks ago for my Hubby's Friend's Silver Wedding Anniversary. My Hubby asked him to make them a card and to make a holiday themed card.
I used an image from Bugaboo and lots of silver. The ribbon was from my stash and the number are American Crafts which I double heat embossed with silver glittery embossing powder.
I have had such a busy weekend! I went to the Craft Show at Sandown yesterday and was a little disapointed but not to worry as I am off to Ally Pally at the weekend. I have been making lots cards which I cannot share with you yet and my house is a mess! I have a couple more cards to make and then I am planning to have a rest from Cardmaking for a few days to get my life back in order before next weekend!
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Crafty Emma's Challenge no 4 - Baby Bonanza

I have been a bad blogger! I have been so busy this week with one thing and another that I had no time to update my blog! I apologise for being so late in posting my DT card for the CES Challenge. Better late than never suppose!

The Challenge theme this week chosen by Vicky is 'Baby Bonanza'. This gave me the perfect excuse to use some of my new Elzybells stamps! The papers I used are by Memory Box and are available from Crafty Emma's store as is the little teddy charm.
I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge, the prize for one lucky winner is a set of gorgeous fabric brads and ribbons by My Mind's Eye.

I am sat watching the Help for Heroes concert I went to last weekend, this week has certainly flown by! I am off to the Stitch and Creative Craft Shows at Sandown Race course tomorrow! Can't wait!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Squigglefly Challenge - My favourite Squigglefly image.

The theme this week on the Squigglefly Challenge blog is 'My favourite Squigglefly image'. It took me a while to choose a favourite! There are so many images I love to use available in the shop but there is one which I use more often than others as it is so versatile.....

This cupcake image is part of a set by Jane Beljo and it can be used for so many occasions and can be coloured so it can be given to any recipient and let's face it...who does not love cupcakes?
I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge to show us your favourite Squigglefly image.

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Autumn Colours

Hi everyone! It's Monday and time for another Pollycraft Challenge. This week its my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen the theme
'Autumn Colours'
I love Autumn and the way our countryside changes colour, I like the chilly mornings which turn in to warmer afternoons and walking through the fallen leaves. It was such a treat to use lovely warm cosy colours on my DT card. I have been making lots of Christmas cards recently and I am getting a bit tired of Red and Green :-)

For my card, I used this amazing Cherry Kisses image which is called 'Remembering'.
I coloured her in with Promarkers to match these stunning Wild Rose Studio papers which are available from Crafty Emma's store. The flowers are from Petaloo, I bought them when I was on my holiday. I just realised there are no buttons, string or ribbon on this card! Now that doesn't happen to me very often!

Paula is sponsoring us this week and the prize on offer for one lucky winner is a £10 voucher for the Pollycraft shop!

I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge and I look forward to seeing all your Autumn colours creations!
Have a lovely Monday!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Squigglefly release day - Skating Princess

I am a little late sharing the card I made with one of the new images that was released today at Squigglefly.
I have had a very busy morning making cards and doing a bit of preparation for my stall at a Christmas Fayre in November.

I made this card using Ice Skating Princess by Revi Devi Paat . This little ice skater is so sweet and perfect for girlie Christmas cards. I used some lovely October Afternoon papers to create a scene for the little ice skater and stiched around the edges with my sewing machine. I stamped a sentiment and then added some gorgeous ribbon and a button, both are from the Ribbon Girl. I have recently treated myself to lots of lovely goodies from this wonderful shop, make sure you drop by and take a look if you haven't discovered them yet!
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, 10 September 2010

More Funky Christmas cards

When Anice gave us a sneaky peek at her latest Christmas download which was released this week, I was so taken by the patterns and colours I made loads of cards! I have already shared a few with you but I have a couple more for you today.

Both these cards use the snowflake digi stamp which is part of the download. In the first card I used two snowflakes and cut one up to add to the corners of the card. The sentiment is part of the download.
For this card, I cut out the snowflake and added pearls to it before covering it with glossy accents and lots of glamour dust to make it sparkle!
Make sure you check out the Funky Hand Gallery to see the rest of the DT projects made with this Funky Download!
Have a great Friday!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Some ATCs

I have a few ATCs to share with you today. These are all ATCs I made for the Addicted to ATCs swap I run with my good Friend Petra.
The first three were for our latest monthly swap. The theme was 'Make a Splash' so I used this lovely little Elzybells stamp.
The next two are ATCs I created to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the swap. Participants were given letters to spell out 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' and we had to decorate an ATC using these letters.

The letters will then all be attached to a Banner and we will be drawing a name out of the hat from all the participants for a chance to win the banner. If you would like to see the rest of the letters or find out more about our regular Monthly swap, please pop over the Addicted to ATCs blog.
Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


My desk is quite tidy today even though it did see some crafty action last night. I received lots of stamps for a commission earlier this week so stamped out all the images ready to get started when the paper I ordered from Crafty Emma's Store arrive.

There are a few little packets strewn over my desk which contain lovely ribbons and buttons I ordered from The Ribbon Girl which I intend to use in my Project. When I was looking through them last night, I was so inspired by one little button, I made the card you can see on the desk! I love it when inspiration strikes like that!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my desk, if you would like to see more or share a photo of yours, please pop over to Julia's where you will receive a warm welcome!
Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, 6 September 2010

An underwater scene...

Quick share for you today, I had a very busy weekend and did only a little bit of crafting on Saturday morning, we went to a Party on Saturday night and I got a few crafty goodies on a little shopping spree Sunday morning then tidied up my bedroom/craft area so everywhere is spick and span!

I made this card a few days ago when I was having a tidy through my printed digis and stamped images. I couldn't resist glittering the cutie pie Merian's tail. I am a little bit addicted to glitter at the moment!
I paper pieced a scene and stitched around the edges and then added an underwater plant made from paper flowers, pearl stamens and a stick on pearl. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.
Have a great Monday! My youngest Son is starting secondary school today so I will be on edge all day at work hoping he gets on ok!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

The winner of Jane's Pretty Poinsettia is....


A-len-ka said...

Wonderful card! I like glitter letters and of course poinsettias!

Please send me an email to and I will arrange for your digi to be sent to you.

A Funky Christmas

Anice released a fabulously Funky new download yesterday at Funky Hand called 'All I want for Christmas' so I have a few Christmas cards to share with you today. The colours Anice has used for the latest download are so lovely! Pink and green mixed with a bit of red are the ideal recipe for a Funky Christmas!

The download includes some digi stamps, the sentiment I used above is from the set, I cut it out by hand and then added it to the card with foam pads.
This candy cane is also in the set, I cut it out, added glitter to the black stripes and then covered the candy cane with lots of glossy accents to make a lovely embellishment. Aren't those spots and stripes to die for?
The sentiment stamp is by Paper make up available from Quixotic Paperie.
For the last card, I coloured the trees in with my Quickie Glue pen and then covered them with glitter. The letters are from Papermania and My Little Shoebox and the pink buttons I used on the first and this card are by American Crafts and match the papers perfectly!
Make sure you check out the Funky Hand website to get your download and to check out more lovely samples from the Funky Hand Design Team.
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Jane's Doodles new Poinsettia stamp and a giveaway.

Jane has new digi stamp available for you to buy here from Squigglefly. This lovely Poinsettia image is lovely and looks great layered up.
I made three flowers in different sizes to decorate the front of my card. All the papers used are BoBunny.

I added a touch of glitter to the centre of my flowers and then finished off with a couple of gems and some fabulous American Crafts letters.
Jane has cut down the size of her DT and this is my last Project as part of Jane's Doodles Design Team.
It has been lots of fun and I learnt a lot about digi stamps as using her designs was my first venture into digital crafting.
If you would like to win this image, please leave a comment on this post and I will draw the winner Sunday evening.

Crafty Emma's Store Challenge - Floral Frenzy

It's Saturday so it's time for a new CES Challenge! This week, Emma has chosen our theme of Floral Frenzy so we want to see lots of beautiful blooms on your cards and projects!
I used some beautiful flowery Wild Rose Studio papers on my car which are available here from Emma's Store.

The image I used is by Heather Ellis and I coloured it with Promarkers. I added flowers and ribbon from Emma's shop and the sentiment is by Hero Arts.
I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge for the chance to win this fabulous Basic Grey card kit.

There is lots of gorgeous inspiration for you on the Challenge blog from the Design Team and our guest designers, Cathy & Marianne.
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, 3 September 2010

A Pollycraft Football card

I have been so busy the past few days with commissions and ATCs that I didn't have time to share anything!
I have a card to show you today which I made for one my commissions. When I delivered it, I immediately got an order for another one in blue!

I used 'Jack - In the Game' from Pollycraft. I really love this image and have used it a few times already.
The backing paper is by Papermania and the red striped paper is the reverse of some really pretty Christmas paper. The Football buttons were in my stash and I think they came from my Son, he bought them when he ventured for a short time into crafting.
The sentiment was a freebie a long time ago and I can't remember from where, if I find it again, I will update with a link. The letters are American Crafts and the numbers are by Prima.
Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

My First DT project for the Get Funky Challenge!

It's my first Get Funky Challenge as part of the Funky Hand Design Team and Kathy has chosen the theme this month. Kathy loves using flowers on her cards and projects so this month, she'd like to see a

The catch is that we need to see lots of dimension in the way you use the flowers, so just a flower patterned paper, or a flat flowery image just won't cut it! Think lots of layers or try making your own 3d flowers
You must you use at least one Funky Hand product to be eligible for the prize.

I used papers from the Dreams come True CD to cover a photo frame and then layered lots of flowers in the corner of the frame.
I loved mixing the spots and stripes in this colour collection to create lots of texture.
I hope you will be able to join us for this Challenge. Make sure you check out the blog for loads of inspiration from the Fabulous DT!


I missed WOYWW 3 weeks in a row due to my holidays and being ill last week. Now I am back and my desk is messy. I didn't make any cards last night but I did do some sewing. I made a keyring and 4 pincushions which I will be selling at the Fair I will be doing in November.

There are various other random items on the desk, some punched leftovers, my phone as I forgot to put it back after speaking to my Mum and Dad, my work badge and my hair/ribbon straighteners :-)
There are also some red felt hearts I cut out of thick red felt. I have made one into a brooch but I am not sure if I like it yet...
I hope you have enjoyed having a look around my desk and and can forgive me my mess! If you would like to see lots more desks and maybe share a photo of yours, please pop over to the lovely Julia's blog.
Have a great Wednesday and don't forget to enter my blog candy (link is in the sidebar).