31 May 2010

Black, White & PInk

Well, we had some absolutely fantastic entries to last weeks 'It's A girl Thing' over at 'The Crazy Challenge' I had great fun looking at all your creation they were fantastic...Thank you & I look forward to visiting your blogs again this week.

On to this weeks challenge 'Black, White & Pink' chosen by our Georgia. We have got a new sponsor this week Robyn's Fetish Stamps  the winner will be able to pick two images of their choice., & they have got some gorgeous images.

All the DT had a few images to play with and they are really cute....heres what I did with mine.

I really enjoyed this challenge never done a colour one like this, have done black, white & one other, but never had all three chosen for me. It was great fun.

Really lucky there are loads of different shades of pink in the Promarkers.
I thought this little sentiment was just about perfect to go with this little cutie.

Challenges I'm Entering
Passion For Promarkers  anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie wings, pink & petals
Totally Gorjuss wings

Stuff I Used.
Image Robyn's Fetish stamps
IQ paper
Birdie- blossom, rose pink, fuchsia,pink carnation & cerise
Around the birdie- sunkissed pink
Flowers- blossom, rose pink, fuchsia & pink carnation
DP, ribbon & gems my stash
Flowers pinched out of our Katie's stash..thanks hun xx
Sentiment sorry I can't remember
Thanks for looking, I hope you will join in with this weeks challenge, hugs xx

29 May 2010

Oh!!! so fed up of this cold weather...

I hope your all having a fab Saturday, I'm making cards, whilst Nige & Danni are Wii ing & KT yet again is tidying her dump of her room up...I always say shes the opposite to Mary Poppins, you know that bit where shes magically puts all the toys & stuff back...well KT only has to walk in a spotless room and things just jump out of the draws & cupboards lol....
Anyway brrrrrrrrrrrr it's blinking freezin here today, I refused to get out of the shower this morning, until Nige had put the heating on..I hope your having better weather...

On to todays make, I brought this pack of DP a while ago & have only used a few but they are really yummy & I think they look fab with 'Maggie'...

Sorry about the picture its the best of about 20 that Nige took for me lol...

Isn't she a proper little cutie.

Challenges I Am Entering
Passion For Promarkers- Anything goes
Delightful Sketches & Challenges- texture (turquoise backingpaper also flowers)
Saturday Challenge- buttons & blooms

Stuff I Used
Image 'Maggie' Sugar Nellie swap from Hazel (Dido)
Skin- Ivory & dusky pink
Hair- raw sienna & vanilla
Dress- duck egg & turquoise
Shirt & tights- blossom & rose pink
Shoes- warm grey 1 & 3
Flowers- sky blue & cyan, red & ruby & yellow
Ground- grass & forest green
Turquoise backingpaper, ribbon, buttons & string my stash
DP Papermania 'Blueberry Hill'
Sentiment was a freebie from 'Sentimental Sundays'

Thank you for looking, I do appreciate you taking the time to visit me & leave a comment HUGS XX
I hope you all have a fab weekend (bank holiday here in the UK) xx

28 May 2010

Watching England play cricket & making cards ....perfect day!!!!

Well I've got to do something to cheer myself up, so fed up with looking for a new house. I know we have only been to see a few but they were all awful. The one last night was just perfect until we went to have a look at the back yard (on the web site it said fair size yard!!!) ok but you couldn't even get a 6 foot shed in the tiny little thing....Doh!!! we have got a greyhound, big dog lol which the blinkin estate agents know, so I am now getting sooooooooooooo fed up. Found a few more online first thing this morning, phoned up & they had already gone...how is that possible, they get updated 9am I phoned at 9.25 whats that all about? Managed to find one that hasn't gone, but can't see it till Wednesday...argggggggghhhhh I could cry!!

Sorry about going on but I feel better for getting it off my chest, and thanks for listening (reading) lol...

Todays card is a proper cutie, I so love this image. Nige took my to our local craft shop last week to get the new Sugar Nellie 'Goldielocks' and i ended up getting this WOJ 'Sick Henry' and another WOJ Gnome the one with the bird house....oh and a new pack of DP which are yummy lol...Nige says I not going again....yeah right!!

Sorry about the picture its abit over cast here today, but still quite warm.

Look at hes poorly little face, I don't like mice or rats but Oh! I so wanna give him a squeeze lol

Challenges I'm Entering
Sentimental Sunday 'Get Well Soon'
One Stitch At A Time 'furry friends'

Stuff I Used
Whiff of Joy 'Sick Henry'
IQ paper
Memento, tuxedo black ink
Henry- warm grey 2, ice grey 1, pastel beige, satin & baby pink
Thermometer- ivory & red
Blankie- oatmeal & apricot
Spotty background- saffron & oatmeal
All papers & ribbon my stash
Sentiment- Dovecraft

Thanks for looking & listening to me going on abit today hopefully with the weekend here now I can stop thinking about houses for a few days, & chill abit lol. We are off into Wales on Sunday to see my buddy Louise & her family for the day, they are up here on holiday from Bognor..
Hugs xx

26 May 2010

I'm not gonna be running around like a headless chicken this year ;0)

This business off moving house is horrible, we have just been to view a house (a really big nice yummy house) and they haven't got central heating or double glazing in, I admit the bedrooms were massive and the frontroom was really big as well but the kitchen was pokey and the back garden was just mud!!! and the window frames were metal, I remember my nan having those when |I was growing up and they used to freeze on the inside...no I don't think so lolol..not a chance with my old bones...

Anyways, less yakkin' more cards, well one card...I got this image when Nige got me Dustin Pikes blogoversary special the one with the loadsa fabby images for £6 or something lke that...well I printed this little fella off ages ago and forgot about him, until today when I decided to have a rumage in my digi box....

I think hes a proper cutie...

Poor thing all tangled up...reminds me of me at Christmas trying to sort the lights out, that I wrapped up sooooo carefully last year lol xx

Challenges I'm Entering
Fab N Funky  with a sketch to follow
Bah! Humbug with ribbon
Passion For Promarkers with anything goes

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Mouse- warm grey 1, 3 & 4, pale pink & satin
Lights- holly (for the wire), red & ruby, lemon & canary, true blue & royal blue
Blue paper, ribbon and brad my stash
DP & sentiment  Daisy & Dandelion
White sakura gel pen
Ponsettia flower Fred She Said

Thanks for looking huge hugs xx

25 May 2010

Where's the sunshine gone :0( not a happy bunny

Well after our fabby weekend away,  my sore bits aren't quite as sore today thankfully, it was driving me mad. Anyway wheres the blinkin' sun gone? Its bloomin' freezing here today, I got my fluffy boot slipper thingys back on because my little toes are soooooo cold...

Anyways on with my lastest card, I thought a Christmas card was quite apt for the weather today...lol I know its only cold but the difference from the weekend is unbelievable...

I tried everywhere last year to get this little man, but I only found him at a silly price. But just after Christmas I found him on Glitterpot (they've still got a sale on some stamps are only £3) and he was half price, think I only paid £2.25 or something like that.

I used two of the last colours I brought,  for his jacket, &  I think they are yummy together.
Challenges I'm Entering
Winter Wonderland  sketch to follow
One Stitch at a Time furry friends
Sew Many Challenges anything goes

Stuff I Used
Forever Friends stamp
IQ paper
Rich cocoa memento ink
Bear- alomond, putty, tan & pale pink
Jacket- royal blue & indigo blue
Mittens- meadow green, leaf green & apple
Mug- tea green & grey green
Robin- almond, putty, red, meadow green & leaf green
Snow- cool aqua
Blue backingpaper & card candy my stash
All DP & sentiment Daisy & Dandelion
Ponsettia flower Freds She Said

Thank you for your comments in advance they are appreciated. Hugs xxx

24 May 2010

All Things Girly

Well what a fab weekend away we had, the weather was proper fantastic (I kinda look like a lobster now tho...after naggin the girlies to put cream on, I forgot oops..) but I can't wait to go again next weekend lol...Pics on still on the camera but I got a fab pic of Nige & Charlie. We took him on the steam train for his birthday & had sausage & egg butties for his tea lol....we sang happy birthday to him, (I forgot a candle) whilst he was eating a lemon slice lol.....

 I would like to thank everyone who joined in with last weeks Crazy Challenge 'all things new' I really enjoyed hopping around your blogs. There were some fabulous makes out there....

On to this weeks challenge of 'All Things Girly' our Trish has picked this weeks theme, well I had great fun with this week as I just love all things that are girly...lol

We have a fab new sponsor this week Sassy Studio Designs  and the  winner will recieve 4 images of their choice and there are some gorgeous images on there. We all got a chance to have a play with a few of them

                           I absolutely love this image ' Alice In Sassyland' lol I just think she is fab ...

                              Heres a closer look at Alice. I just love her legs ...very sassy lol

I have had a few emails asking for a close up of my flowers..well here you are... Most of my flowers are cut out using my Making Memories slice (thank you Santa..lol Nige) and I do like Fred She Said's flowers but they can be time consuming to cut out....but I tend to print off loads and sit watching a film cutting them out lol ..I also have a few dies for my bigshot which I use occasionally as well ..hope this helps xx

Challenges I'm Entering
Fab N Funky    make your own embellishments (flowers)
I Love Promarkers  make your own flowers
Stamping For The Weekend   card to cheer someone up

Stuff I Used
Image Sassy Studio 'Alice in Sassyland'
IQ paper
Skin- ivory, blush & red for her lips
Dress- arctic blue, sky blue & pale pink
Tights-arctic blue, sky blue, satin & cool grey 1
Hair- mustard, canary & yellow
Shoes- warm grey 2, 4 & 5
Bows & headband- warm 4 & 5
Bottle & cake- blossom & burgandy
Blue, red and green paper, ribbon & buttons my stash
Spotty card Kanban 'Gnome Funky Spots'
Sentiments....I used a free download that Danni found for me...thanks hun xx
Flowers cut on my slice 'noteworthy' card
Leaves cut on my slice 'think pink' card
Distressing done with Versa Color 19 cyan
White sakura gelly roll

Hope you will come on over and join in with this weeks challenge...thanks for popping in hugs xx  

21 May 2010

There are Fairies at the bottom of the garden!!!


Wow, I hope the weather is as good today as it was yesterday. Will have to try & keep Charlie in, his bits are a bit red (arrr!!!) poor baby, & if we are going camping at the weekend he is going to be out in it enough, so I think he needs a day indoors.
If we do go away tomorrow, this will be my last post until maybe Sunday night, unless I get a card done today & put it on that time delay thingy majiggy. Anyway I hope you all have a fa b weekend, what ever you decide to do.

My card today is fairy that I have had for ages but only used a few times, I had her from Charmed Crafts, there new stuff is fab and soooo cute. Will be able to buy more digis now, don't need to save for Promarkers anymore, because I've got them all...yipppppeeee!!!!!

A couple of challenges to enter with her.
Moving Along With The Times have a fab sketch to follow.
Passion For Promarkers want 'fantasy' dragons, fairies all that sorta thing.
Charisma Cardz they want you to 3D it up, my flower is 3D and the fairy isn't flat either.
Meljens Designs are asking for spots, and my backing paper has spots on.
Papertake Weekly are asking for flowers & my card has one great big one lol.
Pollycraft want 'summer blooms' this week.

Thought I would show you how purty she is.

Stuff I Used
Image Charmed Crafts
IQ paper
Skin- ivory, blush, red (lips) & azure (eyes)
Skirt & fluffy top bit- sky blue & azure
Corset bit- fuchsia pink & cerise
Hair- fuchsia pink, cerise & sky blue (fluffy sticky up bits)
Wings- pale pink
White sakura gel pen
Papers, ribbon & candy cane my stash
Flower- Fred She Said
Sentiment- Pollycraft (freebie) coloured cerise
Distressing- fairy, versa colour 'pink' sentiment 'cyan'

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment I really do appreciate it...hope you al have a fab weekend xx hugs

20 May 2010

Hubby Got Sooooooooo Excited lol....

Well, Nige finished work early yesterday,  & as most of you know the girls get home about 2pm from school (they start at 8.15) so we decided to go for a walk....we ended up at the local JCB factory lol...they have got the most fantastic lake with so many different species of birds. Which keeps Nige & Katie happy, me, Danni and Charlie were just happy being out & about (I managed to walk all the way around without Sammy (mobility scooter) was really proud of myself..lol).
It must of taken us about 3 hours to walk (hobble) around this lake (its not that big) but oh the babies we saw sooooooooooo cute. Will post pics of them tomorrow, but today I thought I would show you this little beauty. I still don't know how Nige spotted him...but he was worth all the aching today and boy do I ache...my own stoopid fault for 'trying' to play footie with the girls lol

I have never seen Nige get soooooooo excited over a bird, well the feathered kind anyway lol. For those that aren't sure he is a Little Owl and a very beautiful one.

On to todays card, my friend Hazel (Dido) her eldest son is 13 at the weekend so decided to make him a card...ermmmmmmmmmmm its Niges birthday tomorrow & I still haven't made a card oopppss lol never mind I'm sure I will get one done at some point today.

I wasn't sure what to do, but I remember Hazel mentioning something about bowls & golf ....
He is a sweetie, really enjoyed colouring him in..

Stuff I Used

All DP my stash
Image Golfing Bobbie from Marjies Malarkies
Skin- ivory & blush
Hair- raw sienna & tan
T-Shirt- walnut, burgundy & henna
Club- ice grey 1, 2, 3 & 4, red & crimson
Shorts & Socks- china blue & royal blue
Shoes- caramel & tan
Floor- grass
'Cool Dude' sentiment Pollycraft and coloured sky blue
'Happy 13th Birthday' sentiment my slice 'basic elements' card
doodling whispers
button & string my stash

I am entering this into a challenge at 'Cards For Men' where their theme is 'outdoors'.

Thanks for stopping by, hope the sun is shining where you are...hugs xx

19 May 2010

Beary cute...lol

Just a quick post from me today. Have been busy moving my seedlings into bigger thingys (can't rememeber what they are called lol) so spent a few hours in the garden. Nige came home for an hour and cut the lawn...so its starting to look abit better in the garden now.
Before I show you my card for today, I thought I would show you this foto of Danni  and Charlie my baby on our trampoline...yes my numpty of a dog bounces on the trampoline with the girls lol

I tend to use it for sunbathing lol, and yes he joins me then as well. Yesterday I had to get him in, with him being white and not having much fur he gets sunburnt really quick. I did put his suntan cream on, but either he licked it of or it didn't work, cus the poor baby has got red bits..poor love x

Anyway my card today is for a friend just to say 'Thinking of You' and yours ...

So love this cute little bear

Look at his cute little face..arrrr

I have followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this card...there DT cards are just fab, its the first time i've entered this challenge, and after this sketch think I will do it again x

Stuff I Used

Freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps
IQ paper
Bear- sandstone & caramel
Bee Suit- Ice grey 4 & 5, lemon, canary, red, primrose & ice grey 1
Flowers- azure & true blue, mango & ginger
Leaves- grass & forest green
White sakura gel pen
Papers, card candy and ribbon my stash
Sentiment 'thinking of you', sheep 'Honey & Hugs
Distressing done with Versa Color 'sand beige'

Thanks for your comments in advance...have a good Wednesday hugs xx

18 May 2010

Burgundy, pink and green, my favourite colours yummy!!!!

Morning fellow bloggers, hope you are all ok today....sun is shining, washing is on the line and best of all I'm starting to feel a bit better...thankfully, because this not feling like me was starting to annoy me..lol

I've had this image for a while, its a freebie from Pink Gem and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it...and it was just perfect for one of Danni's school friends who is 13 tomorrow...Happy Birthday for tomorrow Jess xx

I think Milly & Lily are just gorgeous.

Lily has even got a wet, shiny nose lol....

I have followed the sketch over on Delightful Sketches & Challenges, and would also like to enter it into the challenge on Pink Gem which is 'Burgundy, Pink & Green' yummy colour combo...

Stuff I Used

Pink Gem freebie
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Hair- mustard & vanilla
Clothes- pink carnation, cerise & burgundy, walnut & moss, olive green & marsh green.
Lily- warm grey 1 & 2
White sakura gel
Burgundy, pink and green paper & buttons my stash
Pink DP papermania
Sentiment stamp Pink Gem
Flowers cut on my slice 'Basic Elements' card
Leaves cut on my slice 'Think Pink' card

Thanks for looking hugs xx

17 May 2010

'The Crazy Challenge'

Wow, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that joined in with my theme last week..and congrats to the WINNER and well done to the TOP3

Right onto this weeks challenge, the theme is 'Something New', that can be anything. A new baby, new house even using some new stash...anything goes really.

This week we have a fab sponsor Digi Doodle Shop with a $10 gift certificate which can be spent on anything in store, except custom blog work. They have some gorgeous digis.

Being on the DT I recieved a digi image to play with and I absolutely love him such a cutie...

I decided to go with 'New Home'

Stuff I Used

Digi image Digi Doodle Shop
IQ paper
Cup & saucer- satin & cool grey 1
Flower & leaves- red & ruby, grass & forest green
Mouse- warm grey 1 & 3, pale pink
Bedding- lemon & yellow, lavender, orcid & amethyst
Purple paper, ribbon, card candy and gems my stash
DP- K & Co
Flowers & buttons Capsule Collection from Papermania
Sentiment is a freebie from Birds Cards click the links at the top some great sentiments and other freebies

I also though  would enter this in the challenge over at 'Sentimental Sundays' whos theme this week, is 'New Beginnings'

Thanks for taking the time to comment whether they are good or bad I do appreciate them xxx...and I can always delete the bad ones lol   hugs xx

16 May 2010

Wooooohoooooooooo so excited...

First I just wanted to say a great big well done to the England cricket team...we are now 20/20 World Champions woooooooooooooohooooooooooo....lol sorry about that but, you just know I loves my sport....

Next I got a shock when I went onto the Forever Friends challenge blog today....they have choosen me, yes me lol...as their favourite this week..
I think considering I've been feeling totally pants all week, I have had a fab week were my cards are concerned..lol lets hope when I feel 100% it carrys on...

My card to share today is for the challenge on MAWTT they have a fab sketch to follow this week...I know its another Christmas card but I soooooooo wanted to use my new stamp cus she is soooooooo cute

Just had to show you a close up, I think this stamp is going to get used lots & lots xx

Stuff I Used

Sugar Nellie 'Miss Clause'
IQ paper
Tuxedo black, memento ink
Hair- terracotta & raw sienna
Skin- ivory & blush
Clothes- berry red & crimson
Bag & contents- blossom & lavender, agean & marine, emerald & grass
Outline- cool aqua
Blue card, ribbon, glitter and gem my stash
Tree DP Smirk
Ponsettia Fred She Said
Sentiment Daisy & Dandelion
Distressing Versa color cyan

Thanks for looking, hope your having a fab Sunday
Don't forget the new challenge at 'The Crazy Challenge' starts tomorrow....xx

15 May 2010

Such a cutie!!!

Hello, sorry I've not been around for a few days, not been feeling like me at all, very strange feeling...but anyways, didn't feel like making anything at all over the last few days. But today felt a bit better so decided to make a 'New Baby' card for my friend who has had a little boy...Congrats Clare & Jon xxx
I have tried to keep up with my usual blog hopping, but if I have missed you I am sorry and hopefully after a nice weekend with Nige and the girls I will be some what back to normal...xxx

Right on to my card, I decided to follow the sketch over on 'I Love Promarkers' and the theme over on 'Saturday Challenge' is metal, I hope the little charm counts...theres also a challenge on 'Fab & Funky' whose theme is also metal....

Close up so you can the doggies little nose all shiny and wet lol....

I also thought I would put a picture of my baby, Charlie...and his toy box lol..

Stuff I Used..

Image LOTV
IQ paper
Memento tuxedo black ink
Skin- blush
Hair- sandstone
Doggie- Warm grey 1,2 & 5
Trolley- red & ruby
Clothes- cyan & azure, tea green & soft green
Ground- cool grey 1
Glossy accents doggies nose
String, blue card, bear button, charm and ticket my stash
Checked paper K & Co
Nappy Pin stamp dovecraft
'Congrats' cut out on my slice 'Words & Expressions' card
Thanks for popping by, your comments are always welcome hugs xx

12 May 2010

Whooppeeeeeeeee I'm A featured Artist...

I am so excited, I'm this weeks featured artist over at the Doodle Palace   I just wanted to say Thank You and I can't wait to have a play with my new images xx

Right I think I'd better calm down and post a card I made for the Passion For Promarkers challenge, who's theme this week is 'Strawberries & Cream' either pictures of, or the colours...
Well this card kinda just fell together I was wanting to make a card for a friend, who will get this in the post over the next few days, and this is what I ended up with...just hope they like it..lol...

Think I'd better stop making these easel cards getting a bit obsessed with them now lol...

I think she is proper cute, so I thought I'd give you a close up...

Stuff I used...

Digi image is a freebie from Sliekje digital stamps
My Promarkers
Dress, shoes & ribbon- sky blue & agean
Strawaberries- red & berry red, pine & grass
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Flowers- bright orange & yellow
Skin- Ivory, soft peach, blue pearl
Basket- apricot & honeycomb
Hat- sunkissed pink & coral
Ground- warm grey 1
DP were a frebie in a mag last year
Red card & card candy my stash
Sentiment was a freebie from 'Sentimental Sundays'
Flowers from Fred She Said

Thanks for looking hugs xx

11 May 2010

Two cards and a few challenges..

I thought I would start by showing you my first Christmas card.. I blame Hazel (Dido) as she sent me some proper cute christmas images in a swap..and I just couldn't resist using them a bit early..I know some of you have already started you christmas cards but me, I usually leave it till end of October before I start with them...

I thought I would show you a close up so you can see the glittery snow...I have got some white applique stuff somewhere but can I blinkin find it....nope...its vanished...gone!!! will have to get some more..
This is for the challenge over at Magical Crafts whos sketch I have followed..

Stuff I Used
Image Hazel thanks hun
coloured with my Promarkers
Bear- putty & tan,
Hat & scarf- red crimson,
Gloves- sky blue & azure,
Robin- cinnamon,
Scarf- crimson red,
Envelope & snow- pastel blue & ice grey,
Tree- pine,
Sledge- Maroon
Snow- glitter glue & glamour dust
DP I think they are both Kanban from last years QVC kit
Corner peel offs, snowflakes and buttons my stash
Sentiment Daisy and Dandelion QVC TSV last year

This next card, is made with a new stamp that I got yesterday on my shopping spree with Cal (you are so bad for Nige's wallet hun lol) I do like these funny looking little things so I got three different ones and the new sugar nellie manga 'Dreamy' so sweet..will have a play later..
OH ONLY 9 PROMARKERS TO GO WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO and Nige had said he will take me to get them this week sometime so not long now, after 6 months of buying a few here and a few there I will have um all xx
Back to my card ..

For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while now (I thank you) you will know that two years ago Nige broke his foot at work (fell of the bak of his wagon) numpty...but he had broken his other foot 15 years ago and while he was off work was when we got together so, this image just made me smile and think of him when we first got together...yes I'm a big softy really lol

The challenge I am entering with this card is 'Sketch & Stash' where I have followed the sketch.

Stuff I Used

Image WOJ..... 'Wee with broken leg'
IQ paper
Memento, tuxedo black
My promarkers
Skin- ivory & soft pastel,
Hat & Top- cornflower & china blue,
Patch, shorts & tights- cerise & bluebell,
Crutch- cocoa & walnut,
Plaster- ivory & ice grey 1,
Boot & hair- raw sienna & cocoa
Around  'Wee'  warm grey 1
White highlights sakura gel pen
Pink backing, ribbon, flowers, card candy and flowery brads my stash
DP freebie Katie Knight pack from Cardmaking & Papercrafts
Sentiment came with the 'Wee' stamp
Tag shaped thing cut on my slice 'basic elements' card

Thanks for looking hugs xx