Thursday 30 July 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week is a great sketch by Joanne.

I used papers from my museum again and used my nestie to cut the scallop circle. Stamped a bird image and cut it out and stamped Happy Birthday and punched a circle out, added some fibres and inked flowers and some jewels.

Its great to see all the different things people come up with from the one sketch and remeber to check out all the other great DT inspiration.


Tuesday 28 July 2009

Allsorts and Take 2

Its a sketch this week over at Allsorts

and this is my take on the sketch

The yummy papers are from Tinker & Co. and the stamps from Hero Arts- they are great cause they bend and shape and let you go round corners with the words and dotty ribbon from my stash

ADD ON _ Yikes have just posted my card and just noticed that there is also a colour combo of Chocolate and Marshmallow but it seems I am not alone in silly beggar land.... oops will try and get another one done!

Take 2 then on the challenge!

Papers this time are K& CO.


Sunday 26 July 2009

Funky Hand News

Great news folks, Funky Hand is starting a challenge blog called GET FUNKY

just click on the link at my side bar

This will be starting from the 1st of August and will be monthly there after

OOH can't wait its going to be exciting- I hope you can all come and join in the monthly fun where you could win £20 to spend at Funky Hand and Anice is also giving away a freebie of some beautiful papers to get you started - just incase there is anyone left out there that doesn't already have any FH goodies.

So start looking out you FH CD's etc and get ready for next weekend
And there is a wonderful new release called Hearts and Flowers just out so go grab that and join in with the fun


Two Awards

I got this lovely award from the lovely Chris -
Now there are certain rules that go with it, I have to link to who gave me it, name 10 facts about myself and then pass it on
So let me think then, mmm 10 things about me that won't bore the pants off you
1 I'm addicted to crafting and chocolate- they both go together don't they!
2 I stole a cup of coffee from a large supermarket the other week- NOT intentionally but unbeknown to me they had stopped the free refill and I refilled and drank the coffee before realising- sorry Asda
3I have never changed a nappy in my life- and have no, none, zero , zilch intentions of ever doing so!!!
4 you still there??? I am learning myself how to do tarot
5 I hate people that don't say thanks when you hold open a door
6 I looove all things spooky- have a spent a few nights in haunted castles/hotels etc and I adore Halloween
7 I don't like hospitals and doctors- don't mind the dentist but not doctors
8 I hate spiders- terrified of the little blighters and can jump 10 feet in the air no bother when one is about
9 I broke a tin of deoderant in another super market last week and just put it back on the shelf- it was an accident- not very well designed when it just broke when I only wanted a little sniff(is this confession time!) sorry Morrisons
10 and finally I don't like when a shop assistant puts your change on the counter and not in your hand- don't ask why it just annoys me
Whew glad i got that off my chest
Next award was from my lovely Charisma team mate Vee
I know I'm supposed to pass these on to individual people but if you are kind enough to leave a comment on this post you are more than worthy of these awards

Moving Along With The Times

The challenge this week over at Moving Along With the Times is use to use ay least one button on your project and follow the sketch

I had a baby card to make so I used a button on the flower centre

The images are a download from and aren't they just fabulous- I saw them in this months Simply Cards and Papercraft mag and I just had to get them

Its absolutley chucking it down here so again I will be forced to craft all afternoon... hehe


Saturday 25 July 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge this week is EYE EYE- to use eyelets on your project

I made an anniversary card using Tim Holz stamp and a cupid stamp which I stamped in lilac and mounted on my scalloped nestie circle and added K & Co sentiment and put the eyelets along the side of the circle


Friday 24 July 2009

Just Magnolia

Yet another challenge I've not took part in for a while but just had to make time to do the wonderful sketch

Not too sure about the colours I ended up using think maybe the orange is a bit strong!

Hope you all have a good weekend


Thursday 23 July 2009

Charisma Cardz

This week over at Charisma Cardz the challenge is TAG IT

You can make a tag, put a tag on a card infact anything you fancy but there must be a tag amongst it somewhere and we are sponsored by

I did a rather vintage looking tag using brown cardboard, a Paper Artsy stamp, TimHoltz ticket and added some coin embellishments along with lots of brown ink
Looking forward to visiting to see what you come up with with the challenge- so long as Mr Blogger doesn't play up again

Wednesday 22 July 2009

The Pink Elephant

Well I just had to make time this week for the challenge at the Pink Elephant its ANIMALS, so how could I not take part

I had also made a card for the blue , darker blue and red challenge the week before and tried to post it at the last minute but Mr Blogger was playing up and I couldn't get it loaded so here it is now

Two simple cards this week

Forever Friends

Over at Forever Friends the challenge this week to create a card for their 21st Birthday- it can be a birthday card, celebration, have a 21 on it if you want etc but i went for a celebrate card

The papers are by Funky Hand and I water coloured the cute little FF

Have a couple of hours that I can do housework(not) craft(will) before I go for a pedicure.

Now I hate feet but there is nothing nicer than someone pampering about with your own feet so am looking forward to it- my friend Elaine gave me some vouchers she didn't want to use(silly girl) so I am doing her a big favour by putting them to good use today


Tuesday 21 July 2009

Moving Along With The Times

This is the sketch this week at Moving Along With The Times

and this is my take on the sketch

I used the Stylized Flowers folder and the stamps are by Stampin Up

I am off to bed now- more posts to follow tomorrow ... had a busy card making day cause it was raining

Oh just noticed when i posted my card the sketch has to have a wedding or anniversary theme so I hope the fact it syas celebrate would class it as an anniversary card and that will teach me to pay better attention in future!



I have really missed not taking part in the 2 Sketches for You challenge the past few weeks and just had to find time this week to do it

I made an ATC this week and used stamp board to stamp my little tree in green over the 4 bits of board


Penny Black and House Mouse Monday

The challenge this week at Penny Black is soft and sweet and you can interpret it any way you want, so I used my sweet little doggy stamp and made it soft by just using black and white

The papers are by Funky Hand, and I used the snowflake embossing folder and a Merry Christmas sentiment- hurray my first Christmas card of the year

The House Mouse challenge this week is White on White
I used white with gold ink and the sentiment says May your day be the wish come true kind
A bit different for me again- maybe I am going back into my pretty phase again!
I am on holiday this week and putting off painting by catching up on my challenges that I have missed out on for the last few weeks
Shame its raining again so will have to stay in this afternoon and craft- hehe

Sunday 19 July 2009

Carol's Sketch

Carol has done it again with another fabulous sketch.

I have decided to go into my paper museum and use up all the paper there vefore I buy any more new stuff and it's amazing to see what is in there like this lovely paper I used for this card

I cut one of the flowers off to use a s the centre piece and used the stylised flowers folder for the panel


Saturday 18 July 2009


The challenge over at Allsorts this week is to use one of whatever you put on your card, such as one sentiment, one flower etc

I used one cutesy wutesy Popcorn stamp, one ink, one rub on, one flower, one bit of card candy and one sentiment.

It is actually quite hard just to use one thing I kept wanting to use more card candy etc

Hope your weekend is going well


Thursday 16 July 2009

Charisma Cardz

Its a sketch this week over at Charisma Cardz

And this is my DT card with the sketch

The papers are by K&Co and I added felt ribbon and flowers and card candy in ever so slight BRIGHT colours and a lovely bright green Panda
It was great seeing all those altered items for last weeks challenge and i look forward to visiting to see what you have created with the sketch

Wednesday 15 July 2009


The challenge this week at Allsorts is a sketch
And this is my take on the sketch
I used papers by Cosmo Cricket and my sugar nellie image and added card candy and a sentiment saying "you're my best friend"
Am I the only one or is Mr Blogger being very funny of late. When I try to visit peoples blogs he is very uncoperative and either doesn't let me in, or doesn't let me leave a comment or sometimes doesn't even bring up the photos, it is very frustrating to say the least.

Saturday 11 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge and Polka Doodle

The challenge at Polka Doodle is to use some sort of bug on your card and make it a get well one and use something other than ribbon such as string- so string it is and the little bug was made using circle punches

The challenge this week at Penny Black is SWIRLS and for this I did something a little bit different

I used a PB sentiment courtesy of Sue and stamped swirls round about it, swirls on my base card and swirls on the die cut teddy bear- so you have it a bit of swirl overload!
Hope you all have a good weekend- I am off to sit in the sun for a bit

Thursday 9 July 2009

My First DT project for Charisma Cardz

This week at Charisma Cardz its Carly's challenge and she decided you have to alter something(No cards involved this week)

This is my first week as a DT member and I hope you will join in the fun and support me.

I altered a sweetie tin. I do like sweetie tins cause they are multi purposed.... you get the yummy sweeties then have a storage item when they are all gone and you can alter it.

I used alcohol inks on the tin and decorated the top with a flower with swirls and added a button and a sign saying Secrets.

The papers are by Funky Hand and the tag is K&Co.

I really enjoyed doing this tin and am looking forward to visiting all your blogs to see the amazing things you have altered and don't forget to check out all the other amazing DT altered items.


Sunday 5 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge over at Penny Black this week is Red White and Blue in honour of our American cousins and the 4th of July celebrations

I embossed the red card with Argyle CB folder and attached red white and blue ribbon

The little nousey image is thanks to the lovely Sue and attached a little sentiment and some red white and blue flowers

And also apologies at not taking part in the challenges for the last couple of weeks


Saturday 4 July 2009

Crafty Downloads

Crafty Downloads is new site doing digital images and a monthly challenge to take part in


This months challenge is Pink and Fluffy

Now I am not normally a pink and fluffy type of gal but thought I would give it a go anyway

They are offering a free Angelic Mollie download to enable to take part in the challenge and also the three winners of this months challenge will have the chance of being offered a DT position

So here is my pink and fluffy Mollie card

Friday 3 July 2009

Carol's Sketch

Carol- my lovely Funky Hand Team Mate has came up with another great sketch for her next challenge

And this is my take on the sketch
Paper by K& Co and the stamp is one of the very first stamps I ever bought by Hampton
Hope you all have a very good weekend

The Pink Elephant

The challenge at the The Pink Elephant this week is to use your favourite colour combo.

Now I actually have a few favourite colour combos but decided to go for the ever reliable black and white combo

Off to have a cuppa and hoover but will be back later with some other challenges


Thursday 2 July 2009


Great news- I am delighted to be on the Charisma Cardz challenge blog design team
woohoo to me!
It is a temporary slot while Leanne moves to Dubai and gets herself set up so good luck to Leanne and take your time pet, no rush now... settle in nicely and I will keep your slot warm while you get organised.
If you haven't already taken part in their great challenges then you must join in the fun and the challenge this week is Buttons but you will have to wait to next weeks challenge to see my DT example so guess who's going to be busy over the weekend preparing that then!

Wednesday 1 July 2009

Charisma Cardz

Another challenge this week I am just making by the skin of my teeth
The challenge this week is to create anything you like

Now I'm not normally a decoupagey type person- by that I mean I like it but can;t be bothered with all the fiddely cutting and sticking but I just couldn't resist this fairy- isn't she mad looking

The saying says Believe in your imagination, and your dreams will take flight
oh and that is just string tied round that card