Thursday 30 April 2009


Ooops in deed! When I finished work today after getting all my paperwork completed on time I popped into town to run some errands and just thought I'd poke my head round the door of my lcs. Well it was raining so I thought I'd get some shelter for 5 mins. Well after 10 mins I'm walking back to the car (very quickly I might add due to the rain - dont do running!lol) get there put my bag in and guess what there are 4 new sets of Daisy & Dandelion stamps in my bag along with an Xcut border die and a magazine! And all I can say is ... OMG how did they get there! Well hopefully tomorrow morning I might actually get some time in which to make a card. And which of you out there follows ER? well all I can say is roll on next Thursday a double episode AND George Clooney I will be in heaven! lol Now its time to say goodnight as the matchsticks propping my eyes open keep snapping. Good night all and take care. xx

Monday 27 April 2009

ABC challenge K - Keep it simple

ABC challenge has reached K already and I had said to myself I'd try and take part each week! Unfortunately not but I have done one for this week. The challenge was to keep it simple which I think I acheived. CS is coredinations which has been cuttlebugged then lightly sanded, the sentiment is also cuttlebug and I have added some little adhesive stones which irl match much better than they look in the photo but that was a stroke of luck as I picked the colour of the cs without really knowing exactly how I was going to finish the card off! Hope you like it. TFL

Sunday 26 April 2009

MTTC challenge #58 - Metallica

Interesting challenge this week over at MTTC - precious metals! Well I hope this counts! I have used digi papers by Shabby Princess called Sweet Sprinkles, the image is Onion from the Daisy and Dandelion range and the outer nestie cut is using pink metallic foil, flowers are from a magazine freebie and incase the foil didnt count I used a gold brad from my stash, ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is an Imaginisce rubon peeps sake collection. TFL

Saturday 25 April 2009

PTW Dawnys sketch #13

Another of DawnyPs fabby sketches this week over at PTW, I love her sketches! My papers and the large bone are all from a digi kit called Best Friends by Digi designs By Nicole, the image is Dandelion from the Daisy & Dandelion range as is the sentiment. The image also has parts of it decoupaged. I did think it needed a little something else but just couldnt find the right something so it hasnt got it! I think it works alright though. TFL

Sketch & Stash Challenge #8

Another great sketch over at the Sketch & Stash challenge blog. I have used the sweet penpal stamp from Sugar Nellie coloured with wc pencils and sakura pens, the papers are a very old freebie that has been sat around for ages, they are CratePaper Birdie chickadee and stork, the brown cs is from my stash and is embossed with a BigShot texture plate. The green flower is new Pm/imaginisce and the other flower, brads, eyelets and tag are all from my stash. TFL Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and the sun is shining for you. its shining here but quite cold too. x

Thursday 23 April 2009

Crafty Muse Challenge - Thank You

Only just made it with this one for the Crafty Muse challenge! have used my Sugar Nellie stamp Flowers coloured with whispers pens and Sakura pens and I added some frosted lace stickles to the flower she is holding but it doesnt really show in the pic. Cut with a nestie then inked the edges. Paper I think is HOTP (had it for ages) flowers, brads and tag all from my stash. Why does such a simple looking card take me so long to put together?! TFL I'm off to bed now as got an early shift tomorrow then 3 days off but I do have some work related paperwork to do! :(

Dotties World Challenge - Christmas

This week over at Dotties World Karen set the following challenge ... CHRISTMAS! Yes really! The weather is getting warmer but lets not forget that cosy feeling we only get at Christmas. It's never too early to start preparing for the big day so this time I want to see a Christmas project, what you do is up to you as long as you include a Charmed download. Well having just download the fabulous new collection - Mikey - from Charmed Cards & Crafts I just had to use one of them so I opted for Mikey Wrapped Up (I'd like him wrapped up under my tree !! lol) coloured with my new wc pencils which I got from WHSmiths (still getting used to them but its great to now have 36 colours instead of my old 12 from the £shop!), papers are HOTP and Pm, the gold card is frommy stash as is the sparkly blue thingy and brad, green cs is coredinations. Thanks for a great challenge Karen and thanks to for the opportunity to win a great 'christmassy' prize too. Go on pop over and check it all out you know you want to! It was lovely to actually do some crafting today and hopefully I'll get some more done after tea. TFL

Monday 20 April 2009

Happy Happy Happy! ;)

Yep I'm sure feeling happy today! Had a major spend up now need to find time to use the bits! Firstly I went to my local craft shop and bought loads of paper flowers (papermania/imaginisce), some more glue tape and some doodlebug cs (glittered and flocked) and pp then when I got home I popped over to Charmed Cards and Crafts primarily to preorder the gorgeous Annie stamps and while I was there 2 sets of nestabilties just happend to fall into my basket too! What fun! But I didnt spend everything as there is a new digi-stamp collection on its way and if you havent yet caught a glimpse of whats to come just check him out, yes I did say him, this gorgeous new hunk is Mikey and is the boyfriend of Madison and should be available at the weekend - woohoo its my weekend off too! Right now that I've got all that off my chest I had best get back to some thrilling paperwork on the mental capacity act! lol So looking forward to Thursday as its my next day off and I want to craft, havent done any for nearly 2 weeks now and its killing me! Bye for now. xx

Dragon Pics for School!

Just got to add these pics quickly as Ria needs them for school but I hope to be back later. Got to go to town then I'm coming back to spend some money at Charmed Cards and Crafts! I'M GETTING EXCITED!! lol

Friday 10 April 2009

:( No crafting for a week! :(

Sad to not be crafting for the next week but looking forward to spending the week with my mum and dad. Work has been so hectic that I hardly had time to stop and think this week hence not many cards completed! I had hoped to finish a Dotties World Challenge one but it just aint gonna happen but hopefully once I get back and we get thru april and May at work things will settle down again and I'll get the chance to be more prolific again. Anyway I hope you all have a Fantastic Easter and I will try and drop by while I'm at mums. x

Sketch & Stash Challenge #7 (and a late crafty muse!)

Here is my card for the latest challenge over at Sketch & Stash, it was also supposed to be for the chalenge over at Crafty Muse but I didnt get it uploaded in time (sorry Sammi) anyway it uses a fabulous freebie image by Sammi at Crafty Muse, I have coloured her in using a combination of sakura and whisper pens, sparkly paints and another new for mefrosted lace stickles. The paper I have had since I started scrapping and was from a good friend its K&Co spring scrap pack (Thanks Ethel!) blue holographic card and gems, brad and flower from my stash. TFL Hope you all have a fantastic Easter. x

Sunday 5 April 2009

PTW - 1-2-3

So this week the challenge over at PTW is a recipe So included on your card we'd like to see: 1 - circle 2 - ribbons 3 - stamps/images. My background paper is from a scrapbook kit I bought a couple of years ago in the £1 shop, the cs is purple marble effect and again I bought this at a craft show years ago in loads of colours and still have loads left (found it in the bottom of the drawer!lol) so my circle is my scalloped circle cut with Nesties, images are all from the Daisy & Dandelion range and are candyfloss rabbit, sentiment and the tiny embossed heart in the bottom left flower, my 2 ribbons are 2 purple ones making up the flower in the top right. Hope you like it. Now I must go and get ready for work as I'm on the late shift! TFL and bye for now. x

Dotties World Challenge - Shape Up

Well I really do hope I'm not too late but could not kick OH off computer tonight til now! Ugh how annoying! anyway may card for dotties World Challenge has taken me forever and I've lost count how much cs and bits that have ended up in the bin but I finally settled with this one which is made using a screen template and papers from Joanna Sheens Oriental Dreams cd and the gorgeous Madison in China coloured with whispers and sakura, the acetate panels have been coloured with alcohol inks and the centre one has been embossed but it doesnt really show, fl;owers and brads from my stash. Now its finished I'm really pleased with it. TFL

Friday 3 April 2009

A Bad Blogger

Hello all, well I must apologise for being such a bad blogger this week but I seem to have lost my mojo and keep sitting here staring at my stash and looking at the computer and nothing is working so instead I have been having a bit of a sort out in my craft room and its almost done so hopefully once its sorted I may get some creativity back again, fingers crossed! Right off to sort. x