Saturday 31 January 2009

Arty Girlz Challenge

The challenge this week at Arty girlz is to make an ATC

I inked mine with brown and gold ink, then stamped a heart onto 4 stamp boards added some hessian, a button and card candy

thanks for looking


Penny Black Challenge, Mother's Day and Misty

The challenge this week at Penny Black is Circular

I loved making this card and feel a few more coming on!- it is very PINK for me but it is a nice change
Have been in a bit of a Mother's Day frenzy and have rattled up a few simple ones for the occasion and couldn't resist turning my PB card into a Mother's Day card too

Misty was at the vets on thursday to get a lump removed from the side of her face and it has been sent away to be analised- fingers crossed it comes back it was nothing to worry about

She is an absolute danger with her buster collar on and is wrecking everything in sight as she crashes about and has already worked out that if she get her head throught the gap in the cage in the car and the roof and yanks and pulls then the collar pings off!- oh the joys and I have until Thursday to suffer this.

Have a good weekend everyone


Thursday 29 January 2009


This is my card for the Sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week

The papers I used are by K & Co and the chipboard section has been distressed with crackle paint and the saying says do I need a reason to write?

I am not sure I am entirely happy with this card but am running out of time with so many things to do i won't be able to do another one so it will have to do this week.... sorry


Wednesday 28 January 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #16

Time is flying by and I can hardly believe we are at challenge 16 and what a great challenge it is


You can rip, tear, ink as much as you like, the more distressed the better and they don't come much more distressed than mine

I used paper by Jenn Wilson and distressed the edges then I used the floral screen and birds & swirls folders and had fun ripping and tearing then inked over it with blue and brown ink

the bird was distressed with crackle paint and ink and I added card candy and an embossed birthday sentiment, the ribbon- I have no idea where it came from but I just love the rafia and flowers that are on it

Looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing all your distressed projects and remember there are lots of fun and ga,mes this weekend at the CB site- luv bug Weekend!- might even be a little tutorial from moi in there somewhere too!

Have fun


Monday 26 January 2009

Funky Daze

Remember tomorrow at 11 oclock till noon there is a premier of Funky Daze on Ideal World so either get the kettle on in plenty time or get the recorder set and watch Anice live present her new fab CD and see all the fab DT work- mine too!

Sunday 25 January 2009

Friday Sketchers

This is my take on the sketch at Friday Sketchers this week

Will try later to upload the sketch but Mr Blogger playing up just now aha just got it uploaded there- naughty Mr blogger

papers by Anna Griffen and the image is a whipper Snapper stamp

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch at Sketch Saturday this week and this is my take on the sketch
I used papers by K&Co a laughter sentiment, prima flowers and a lovely stamped image from Lythan, thanks Lythan he is so cool.
Just back from agility and been fed so now will have to take dogs a walk so they are all tired out and quiet so I can have a nice afternoon crafting
Hope you weekend is going well

Saturday 24 January 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The Penny Black challenge this week is FRAMES
For this I used papers by Funky Fairys and the stamped image is thanks to Sue and I coloured it using Copics
The frame I made by cutting a squiggly frame from bazzill card attached some hearts and a flower
Hope you are all having a lovely week end

Thursday 22 January 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week is LOVE and for this I maybe used the strange colours of pink and green!! Not really traditional colours but (shrug of shoulders!) that's what seemed to happen tonight

I have no idea where the paper came from- I stumbled upon it amongst my stash, the stamp is Paper Artsy and I used a mixture of pink and green ink to stamp the image, cuttlebug heart, a feather, flower and dream sentiment along with with a little punched border

I hope it fits the challenge as it doesn't say love on the front but does inside it


2 Sketches 4You Kazans Sketch

This is my card for Kazan's sketch this week
I used the distressed stripes and tiny bubbles cuttlebug folders, green ribbon and a loan of Sue's Martha Stewart punch and Hot Stuff embellishments
This was my second make for this challenge as the first one I did I foolishly used paper from a new download by FunkyHand that has not been released yet so of course I couldn't use it- how silly of me but it could have been worse I could have posted the card!
Such a pity cause the paper I picked is gorgeous and you are in for a real treat when it does get released

Another Award and Blog Candy Alert

Received this award from the the lovely Debbsydoo- thank you so much and also the lovely Caro- thanks so much
For this I have to pass it ot 5 people and say 5 things that I am addicted to... so here goes
1. Chocolate
2. Buying crafty goodies
3. My dogs
4. Coffee
5. Cardigans
So now I am passing this on to Sue, Lisa, Maria,Alison and Clare
Have a good day

Lorraine is giving away some more fab candy so pop over before the 29th and leave a comment and creat a link before then to be in with a chance to win- some really fab goodies on offer

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #15

The Cuttlebug Challenge this week is a sketch.

For the sketch I cut a selection of circles out and embossed some using the paisley folder and some with the swiss dots folder.

The flourish is a rub on and I added the circles and punched out flowers with card candy as the centres added a Love & Cherish sentiment and doodles some lines with hearts

I hope you can play along this week and looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the sketch.

Check out all the different things going on on the Cuttlebug site as there is now things to join in with on a Saturday Monday, Wednesday and Friday and lots of fun coming up in the lead up to Valentines.


Tuesday 20 January 2009

An Award

received this award from the lovely Maria, thanks Maria
Check her fab blog out and see her lovely creations.
Please feel free to pick this ward up if you visit

Saturday 17 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

this is the sketch this week at Sketch Saturday

For this I used Jen Wilson papers and brown core card and little Boo Bear(I just adore him, he is sooo cute)
Need to do some housework but I can't be bothered so I don't think I will- maybe just have a quiet afternoon making cards instead
The candy I won from Lorraine - the Laura Ashley album is soo lovely and I also won the Basic grey challenge and will be getting lovely ribbon and a tub of flowers sent to me soon- looking forward to that
Oh i wonder what my third thing will be then- maybe win the lotto tonight(won't hold my breath though)
Have a good weekend everyone

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge this week is Let's Get Dotty and for this is used papers by Funky Hand- I really love dotty papers and Funkyhand has such a great selection of dotty papers

I coloured my kitty with copics and glittered the wings with Glamour Dust added some ribbon, swirls and a flower

Thursday 15 January 2009

Arty Girlz Challenge

This weeks challenge is Buttons
I had a new job card to make and I added three buttons to the bottom right hand corner and then it fitted for the Arty Girlz challenge this week
Papers are by K & Co and large prima flower and the sentiment is from Funky Hand

Funky Daze

The new Funky Hand CD called Funky Daze is jam packed with wonderful papers and word books and it be aired on Create and Craft later this month

The Design Team have been busy making lots of wonderful goodies with the CD ready for the show and I just thought I would share a couple of my designs with you
Update on yesterday's post- Yes I found Misty's vaccination card in the most unlikely place- amongst crafty goodies and I won the blog candy over on Lorraine's blog- a fab Laura Ashley scrapbook which will come in very handy as I am keeping my fingers crossed but think i might have an order for a couple of scrapbooks coming up


Wednesday 14 January 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Laura's Sketch 17

This is this weeks sketch by Laura

And this is my take on the sketch
Papers are by K & Co, feathers and ribbon from stash, prima flowers and cord also from my stash
Had to keep it simple again this week as have a few orders and a few cards of my own that i have to get done and Misty goes for her booster this week and can i find her vaccination card! NO!!!!
I am currently tearing the house apart to find it and i know I put it in that safe place-- you know- the one you can never find again cause it's soooo safe(just having a coffee break from searching... then it's off searching again)

Cuttlebug Challenge #14

This weeks challenge is to use your favourite folder

That's quite hard cause I love them all but I suppose if I had to pick one it would be the Swiss dots folder as it is so versatile and would suit any card or project
The papers are by Funky Hand and I attached criss cross ribbon, cut a circle from my embossed card and water coloured a Tilda and balanced her from the ribbons
I then added a flower with brad and a couple of paper clips and a Happy Birthday white peel off
Hope you can take part in the challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful cards

Monday 12 January 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Lorraine is giving away a fab Laura Ahsley scrapbook as candy so why not pop over before Wed 14th to be in with a chance to win and check out her fab creations too

Sunday 11 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

This is the sketch this week and this is my take on the sketch
I used papers by Funky Hand and added the word Celebrate and used a Forever Friend image courtesy of the lovely Ruth and used copics to colour it
This is a great sketch and I know I will use it again

Basic Grey Challenge

The challenge this week is to use chipboard
For this I used the archaic paper from basic grey and I also have the chipboard dinosaurs etc to go with this paper so that was ideal

Saturday 10 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday

The challenge this week is to use Pink and Brown and for this I used a brown glitter card and coloured my image in pink and brown and used pink rafia and ribbon
Just found a new site called charisma cardz and this fits their challenge too which is PINK so it is now two challenges in one

Friday 9 January 2009

Forever Friends

The challenge this week at Forever friends is to use your favourite colour

One of my favourite colours is green so i made quite a simple card using green card stock, K&Co papers a Sisters & Friends sentiment and Forever Friends stamp coloured using copics


Thursday 8 January 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge this week is to create a card using something you got from Santa

Now Santa disappointed me this year by not giving me ANY crafty goodies at all- will need to speak to Mrs Claus to bring him into line for next Christmas

Anyway what I did get was a pack of bath bombs and they were wrapped in lovely hessian

so I decided to make my card using this, a few flowers and a Boo Bear die cut(isn't he just adorable)


Wednesday 7 January 2009

Spoonful of Sugar

This is such a pretty sketch at Spoonful of Sugar this week
And for my card I used Funky Hand papers, ribbon from my stash, some leaves and jewels and a One of A Kind sentiment and a water coloured Tilda