30 August 2010

My Baby Is Sponsoring Us This Week

Well its a gorgeous sunny Bank Holiday Monday & I am sooooooooooo excited, over at The Crazy this week the challenge is 'Dragons & Monsters' & my baby Didge (13) is sponsoring us & is giving the winner 3 digi's of their choice.

Didge kindly gave the DT a few images to play with & I just loved
playing with my dragon he is so cute...

I just love this image & I am so proud of my little girl.

I thought I would add a bit of sparkle to his egg, to make it abit more girlie.. as I am giving the card to Didge today, to celebrate her first sponsorship...

Challenges I Am Entering
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Lets Go Digital
Just Add Ink- add material (ribbon counts)
Stuff I Used
Image- Didge's Doodles 'Hatching Dragon'
IQ paper
Egg shell- tea green &grey green
Dragon- cerise, carmine, orchid & amethyst
Claws- amethyst
Eyes- yellow
Turquoise paper & ribbon my stash
DP- My Minds Eye, Spring Papers, 'Pretty Please'
Dew drops & pins- Crafty Emmas Store
Cracks in egg- stickles & glamour dust

Onto my second DT card for this Bank Holiday Monday at Craft Your Passion were the challenge is 'pink & black' & I had so much fun making this card, I just love this cute little dawgy & its one of my favourite colour combos.

He is just one of the cutest dawgy's I have ever seen..other than my Charlie lol

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Dog- ice grey 3 & 5
Hearts- cerise
Scarf- pink carnation & fuchsia pink
DP- docrafts ?
Ribbon, brad, pink & black papers my stash
Dew drops & pin- Crafty Emmas Store
Snetiment- Pollycraft stamp
Paw print tag- docrafts stamp
Inkssentials glossy accents on eye & nose

Thanks for stopping by & looking in on me...I am going to ask all my blogging friends to please try & enter the challenge over at The Crazy, as it is the first time Didge has sponsored a challenge & it would be great to see loads of support for her
Thank You all in advance...

Some other news to tell you. Not sure when yet, probably when the girlies have gone back to school I am going to do some Blog Candy as I have now got 100 followers, my blog was 2 last week & its mine & Nige's 12th wedding anniversary next week so I have lots to celebrate.....so keep popping back hugs xxx

28 August 2010

Well here it is....the first challenge over at Crafty Emma's Challenge Blog!!!!

Well I have been sooooooooo excited ever since Emma asked me to join her DT, it seems to have taken ages for this day to come around lol But its here now & boy am I excited.....

Our first challenge is a real easy one 'anything goes' & the totally gorgeous prize up for grabs is some 12" x 12" My Minds Eye papers called 'Oh La, La'

Aren't they gorgeous?..

I would just like to say thank you to Emma for asking me to be a part of her new adventure, I am looking forward to being part of a fantastic team.
Well here goes for my first DT card x

This was my first attempt, but I felt like there was something missing...

So I added a little something, I have no idea what this stuff
is called, but I love it..The DP , dew drops & charm that I have used are all available in Crafty Emma's Store...

Challenges I Am Entering
Christmas Stamping- none Christmas card
I Love Promarkers- charms
Flutter By Wednesday - butterfly charm

Stuff I Used
Image- Pollycraft 'Adoration'
Sentiment- Pollycraft
IQ paper
Memento tuxedo black ink
Distressing done with sandpaper I pinched off Nige lol
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hat- baby pink & dusky pink
Hair- sandstone & raw sienna
Heart- lipstick red & berry red
Shoes- cocoa & burnt sienna
Around with cool grey 1
DP- Pink Paislee 'Bow & Arrow' 'Cupid Collection'
Ribbon, string, burgundy paper & burgundy stringy stuff?? my stash
DP, charm & blue dew drops from Crafty Emmas Store

27 August 2010

Wow I am so popular this week....

I have been given so many awards this week, I think my head is gonna be way to big to fit outta the door lol..

This one is from Brenda over at BumbleBees & Butterflies

With this award I need to forward it on to 7 different people & tell you 7 facts about me..
First the facts...
1. I will be celebrating my 12th wedding anniversary on the 4th September 
2. I am married to the love of my life & my best friend
3. I love all kinds of motor sport, F1, Moto GP, Speedway anything really
4. I have 2 beautiful daughters who I am so proud of & they keep me sane.
5. I have rhumatoid arthritis & am really thankful to my hubby & girls for helping me through the tough times xx
6. I have a 5 year old greyhound called Charlie who is my baby, we rescued him from a dogs home, after him & 7 others were dumped just before Christmas in a box on the side of the M6
7. finally I hate birds & bats well anything that flaps really lol

The 7 people I would like to pass this onto are
1. Debbi- who is always making me laugh on her blog & who I am very proud of for stopping smoking x
2. Spyder (lyn)- the mad one who always writes such funny posts on her blog & also drew me my dawgy in cartoon form which is just fantastic.x
3. Liz- my fab DT co-ordinator over at OSAAT she is always there for me if I get stuck or confused (which is nearly every week) lol thanks for always being there hunnie xx
4. Crafty Emma- who is my new boss, over at the new challenge blog which starts tomorrow lol....she always finds time to comment on my blog x
5. Crafting Joanne- who always has some stunning cards on her blog always know if I'm struggling with my mojo her blog is full of inspiration x
6. Craftyanny- gorgeous creations on her blog full of inspiration, fellow teamie over at The Crazy x
7. Jules- last but by no means least, a lady who makes me lol so much with her ramblings & always takes the time to visit my blog & leave a comment also the only reason I remembered the date of my wedding anniversary lol xx

My second award is from my MAWTT teamies Hazel (dido)&  Brenda thank you both for thinking of me xx

The rules with this one are,
I have to pass this on to 5 people & say why, I have to tell you 3 things I love & show you my favourite picture & tell you why...

As for the 5 people to give the award to I can't decide so if you comment on my blog, you take the award from me with love xx

Things I Love
1. My gorgeous girlie Katie-Ann who is 12, making us so proud with her school report & constantly has us in hysterics, but also makes my so mad when shes nawty lol....Didge (Danni) who is 13 makes us so proud with her digi images & she is turning into a beautiful young lady ...love them both so much..
2. My gorgeous hubby Nige, he is one of the most patient men I have ever known, he is so supportive of me when I am having a bad day with my health, even though he works full time he always takes me shopping (yes crafty shopping!!) & always treats me like the queen...next week we will have been married for 12 years, other than my health problems they have been amazing xxx
3. My dawgy Charlie, when I'm in the house on my own we have conversations (a little onesided admittedly but he does listen) we play hide & seak, yes he does & he is so good at finding me lol...I'd be lost with out my baby xx

My favourite picture is of the four of us when we got married, Katie is on the left with the cubby cheeks...lol
When we had Katie, Danni was only 10 months old so they have grown up really close.

26 August 2010

Toowit Towoo!!!

Well this week has gone so quick, I can't believe its Thursday already. This weekend  is Bank Holiday here is England, so Nige has got Monday off work as well, so three days to hopefully take the girlies out somewhere...hope the weather is nice at least one of the days...Danni's friend Jess is stopping for the weekend so really need to get outta the house...might take them to Cosford Museum to see the planes, I know our girls love it there, they both spend their time walking around with Nige asking him the most obscure questions trying to find something about planes that he doesn't know the answer tooo lolol so funny

Well as its Thursday its time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times, were this week the challenge is to make a card with an autumn feel using 2 design paper, 1 ribbon & 3 flowers.
This week the winner will get a two week design team spot WOW!!!
This owl stamp is one of my favourite I just love seeing him come to life
 when I colour him.
Challenges I  Am Entering
Crafts & Me Challenges- petals & pearls
Stampin For The Weekend- anything goes
The Tree House- fall colours

Stuff I Used
Image Joanna Sheen/Jayne Netley Mayhew Owl
IQ paper
Owl- cocoa, cinnamon, sandstone & satin
Ground- pear green & moss
DP- HOTP Seasons stack
Ribbon & flowers Papermania Capsule Collection

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always welcome, don't forget to pop over to the main MAWTT blog to see the other DT creations
hugs xx

23 August 2010

Hello & welcome

to a very happy Shell today, I don't care about aching, I don't care about housework, today nothing matters not even the rain....as yesterday I saw Newcastle United thrash Aston Villa 6 - 0 so I is one very, very, very happy bunnie...also my darling hubby is home tonight, he only went away yesterday afternoon, but I ain't half missed him. I need a cuddle off him lol also didn't sleep very well at all, as it was my first night without Nige in our new home, so I spent most of the night going 'what was that?' lol but its morning & I survived...

Todays first card is my DT card for Craft Your Passion. Firstly I just wanted to say a great big thank you to all of you that entered last week...there were some stunners out there & I really enjoyed looking at them all. Well this week we are asking for you to include some 'handmade flowers' on your creation.
Challenges I Am Entering
Fab N Funky- flower power
Stamp Something- digi stamp

Stuff I Used
Image 'Sexy Roxette' Cocodingo
IQ paper
Skin- blush, dusky pink & dusky rose for her lips
Hair- terracotta & raw sienna
T-shirt- coral & spice
Trousers- raw sienna & cocoa
Shoes & Belt- china & midnight blue
Bag- ginger & spice
Clasp, buckle & necklace- gold
Ground- ice grey 3 & grass
Distressing done with Tim Holtz, Pine Needles & Scattered Straw
yellow & green papers, ribbon & buttons my stash
Striped paper HOTP
Flowered DP Papermania's Capsule Collection
Flowers IQ paper cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements' card
Flowers distressed with Vintage Photo
Flourish cut on my Slice 'Think Pink' card
Flourish distressed with Pine Needles

Please pop over to the main blog to see what fab things the other DT
 members have created...

My second DT card for today is for The Crazy Challenge who this week are looking for some fabby Christmas cards, so dig into your crimbo stuff & pop along & join in the fun.
This weeks sponsor is Sassy Studios

With being on the DT we were given a few images to play with I had 'First Snow' from the Sassy Holiday Collection

I love this DP just wish you could buy it without the magazine.

Challenges I Am Entering
Sew Many Cards- Christmas
Bah!! Humbug- Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland- Walking in a winter wonderland

Stuff I Have Used
Image First Snow from Sassy Studio
IQ paper
Skin- ivory, blush & rose pink
Hair- sandstone & caramel
Coat- artic & sky blue
Scarf- cocktail pink & cerise
Boots- cool aqua, sky & artic blue
Snow- cool aqua
DP Creative Cardmaking 'Winter Wishes Collection'
Blue & silver paper & lace my stash
Epoxy snowflakes & sentiment Docrafts
Silver grey pearl beads Papercellar
The 'snowflake' text cut on my slice with my 'words & expressions' card

Please pop over to the main blog to see the other DT members creations
Thanks for stopping by your comments are always welcome hugs xx

22 August 2010

Well its Sunday again....

which can only mean one thing another fab challenge at One Stitch At A Time, but first I have a few things to tell you all.
 Firstly I won the 1st challenge over at the new challenge blog Craft Your Days Away woohhooo!!! thanks girls can't wait to get my goodies so I can play lol...
The other thing I need to tell you is over at OSAAT on the 12th September we are doing a special charity challenge to promote the awareness of Autism. So ladies put the date in your diaries because there is gonna be loads going on; freebie give aways, candy, all sorts of fun & mischief xxxx There is a site if you would like to learn more about Autism  "For The Love Of Cameron"

Right, onto this weeks OSAAT challenge, where you need to add some shapes to your card, either the actual shape of your card or shapes on your card....

For my shapes I used my Slice. I used a label shape for the image & flowers cut in half for the sides & a tag for the sentiment.

Challenges I Am Entering
Pollycraft- stitching faux or real
Paper Cutz- Anything goes

Stuff I Used
Image- Hope Jacare
IQ paper
Cloud- cool aqua
Mushroom top- lavender, lilac & purple
Bottom- satin
Around windows- purple
Windows- pastel blue
Door- cocoa, henna & burnt umber
Chimney- orchid & purple
Boy mouse- ice grey 1 & 3 & pale pink
Girl mouse- warm grey 1 & 3, pale pink, gold & azure
Birdie- red, ruby & gold
Leaves- pear green & moss
Flowers- yellow, sky blue & bright orange
Grass- grass
DP MME Pretty Please Spring Papers
Shapes & tag cut on my slice 'Basic Elements' card
Purple paper, brads, buttons & string my stash
Stitching black whispers pen
Sentiment are all loose letter stamps from Docrafts

Thanks for stopping by & visiting my blog, please pop over to the main blog
& look at the other fab DT creations
hugs xx

19 August 2010

This weeks MAWTT

This week over at Moving Along With The Times, we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear & I Did It Crafting Boutique where the winner will recieve 5....yes 5 digi images of their choice. Wow!! how cool is that? To be in with a chance of winning this fab prize all ya gotta do is make something that sparkles. I think this is a fab excuse to get covered in glitter lol...I know I did while I was making my DT card hehe!

The DT had the chance to use some of their images I chose an image by Beary Dust and this gorgeous girlie is called 'Flirty'
You can see all her sparklynesses on this close up...I ended up with glitter, glamour dust & stickles everywhere lol
Challenges I Am Entering
Saturday Challenge- girlie
Sentimental Sundays- ribbon or lace
My Time To Craft- glitter & glitz
Creative Card Crew- sparkle & shine

Stuff I Used
Image Beary Dust 'Flirty'
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Eyes- pastel blue
Lips- lipstick red
Clothes- pastel blue & blue pearl
Wings- baby pink
Hair- mustard & primrose
DP- Papermania 'Blueberry Hill'
ribbon off my bud Lou' thanks hun xx
sentiment 'Life Is Beautifu' & swirl docrafts stamps
'LOVE' Pollycraft stamp
Loads of stickles, glitz sparkles & glamour dust

Please stop by the main MAWTT blog to see the other gorgeous DT creations
hugs xx

17 August 2010

Whats That Coming Over The Hill?

Is it a monster!!! nope its a 'Beer Monster' lolol
Thought I'd get in a quick post before I go to bed. Had a really bad day today, didn't sleep much last night, to much pain drove me insane. Have been given new pain killers with morphine in them, but not s'posed to take them if I feel sick...& guess who has spent all day crying & feeling sick..lol yep me...distracted myself by making this card Katie had to help me finish it as I couldn't hold the buttons to tie the string or glue them on, so thanks hun xx

Challenges I Am Entering
Delightful Sketches- spots & stripes with animals
Crafty Catz- animals (monster counts as animal right?)

Stuff I Used
Image 'Beer Monster' Pollycraft (I think)
IQ paper
Monster- turquoise, marine, duck egg & burgundy
Tongue- dusky pink
Horns- burgundy & walnut
Beer Glass- oatmeal, apricot & cool grey 1
Sentiment- marine
T-shirt- powder blue & cobalt blue
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'Aged Mahogany'
DP- Polar Bear Press 'cabin fever dots & majestic stripes'
Sentiment 'Cool Dude' Pollycraft

Thanks for taking the time to visit me, hugs xx

16 August 2010


I woke up this morning feeling really good, still achy but nowhere near as bad as I have been yippee....I think it helped that we went to bed at 8.30 last night & as soon as my head hit that pillow I was asleep, & didn't wake up until Nige went to work at 5.15 lolol so that might have something to do with me feeling so good....Yesterday we went for a drive out to Llangollen but couldn't find anywhere to park?????? it was silly, so we drove back to Ellsmere & had a walk around the mere it was very beautiful & I saw a cormarant (I absolutely hate birds just HATE them, but I think theres something very mystical about a comarant so I loves um lol!!)

First up to day is my DT card for 'The Crazy'  where ths week the challenge is all about the lurve, could be wedding, anniversary or just a romantic card for your other half to let them know you loves um lol. This week our sponsor is Digi Doodles & the lucky winner this week will get $10 voucher to spend in their shop, how cool is that. Please pop over to the main blog to see the other DT girls creations.
Being on the DT we were lucky enough to get some images to play with, I chose this little cutie, I
 think its a really sweet image.

Such a cute image, love their little faces!!

Challenges I Am Entering
Fan N Funky- favourite colours (pastels)
Craft Your Days Away- favourite things (stamps rubber or digi)

Stuff I Used
Image- digi doodles
IQ paper
Skin- Ivory & dusky pink
Lips-rose pink
Hair- tan & putty
Ribbon- purple
Dress- lilac, amethyst & purple
Heart- lipstick red & crimson
Hair- caramel & cocoa
T-shirt- powder blue & colbalt blue
Trousers- colbalt blue
Flowers- yellow, pink carnation, fushsia pink & grass
Leaves- moss
Lace effect heart- blossom
Yellow paper, lace & gems my stash
DP dovecraft 'Back To Basics'
'Cherish' stamp from QVC not got anything written on it tho :0(

My second card for this SUNNY Monday is my DT card for Craft Your passion where this week we have decided on an 'Anything Goes' challenge this week, so lets see all those gorgeous creations...

I had sooooooooo much fun making this card, I will be using this image again she is fab...

I thought I would show you a close up of my fab little flowers, they are Fred She Said but I have distressed them to within an inch of their lives lolol but I just love all this distressing & getting inky fingers lol Charlie even ended up with some on his nose, poor doggie lol

Challenges I Am Entering
Robyns Fetish- anything goes
Craft Your Days Away- favourite things (stamps rubber or digi)

Stuff I Used
Image Lauretta
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & primrose
Hat- henna, walnut, red & gold
Trousers- tan, cinnamon, gold & red
Top- denim blue & cornflower
Grass- grass
Cactus- pear green & moss
Wheel- raw sienna & terracotta
Ribbon, buttons & twine my stash
DP Stripes Paperwhite Inc
Flowers- Fred She Said
Distressing done with Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo'
Letters cut on my slice 'Basic Elements' card

Thanks for looking in on me today, your comments are welcome good or bad
hope you all had a fab weekend hugs xx

15 August 2010

Wow its Sunday again & time for OSAAT

Well thats another week been & gone, gone where I'm not sure lol...spent most of the week doing crafty stuff, listening to pokemon, the girls love it but its on at 3am on Disney whats that all about? lol just glad we've got the + box hehe!! Well the sun is out, but for how long I don't know...popping out to Hobbycraft, my corner rounder punch has gone walkies & I use it loads so Nige is taking me to get a new one lol....Also my fab hubby is talking me up to Harragate for the craft show 10th - 11th september anyone going? would be great to meet up!!
This week over at One Stitch At A Time we have a fab challenge its called 'Pack A Punch' all you need to do is get ya punches out, wether thats a border, a corner or a butterfly, as long as its punched its ok....
For my DT card this week I have use another Hope Jacare image called Holly, I think she is just gorgeous....when I was putting my card together our Katie came for a nose & had me giggling...she said .."mommy she is very pretty, but wouldn't she end up with all cuts on her legs from the prickles?" I tried my hardest not to laugh...the little sweetie x you gotta love um!!!
Anyways on with my make for OSAAT....our sponsor this week is none other than Stitchy Bear & the winner will receive three digi images of their choice woohooo!!! so why not get out ya punches & join in...

I do love a gate fold but they are soooooooo hard to photograph!
Inside I have distressed around the insert in the same ink as around 'Holly' & I have stamped a verse as well.
I thought I would show you a close up of 'Holly I just love her skirt its fab & I managed to get the shading pretty ok on the leaves.

Challenges I Am Entering
Kah-Wink-E-Dink- digi stamp
Crafty Ann's- Christmas In August
Alphabet Challenge- P is for Punch
Craft Your Days Away- favourite thing (stamp rubber or digi)
Bee Crafty- ribbons & bows

Stuff I Used
Image 'Holly' from Hope Jacare
IQ paper
Skin- almond & dusky pink
Hair- mustard & primrose
Leaves- pine & holly
Berries & necklace- red
Shoes- tan
Petticoat- tan
Gate folded card papermill
Distressing- Tim Holtz 'smokey sky'
green & red paper & ribbon my stash
DP 'quilted holly' Paperwhite Inc
Ribbon punch Fiskars
Snowflake punch woodware
Sentiment Daisy & Dandelion QVC TSV christmas set

Thanks for stopping by, please pop over to the main blog & have a look at the other
 DT's creations this week..hugs xx

14 August 2010


Well can you remember a few days ago I said I'd got some really exciting news to tell you all...(breathe lol) well I can finally tell you, oh its been soooooooooo difficult keeping it a secret, I did tell two of my closest friends, but I know they wouldn't say anything lol...Oh and Nige, he thinks its funny because I've had a silly smile on my face for nearly a week now lolol but he was a good boy & took me crafty shopping on Thursday night & I got a few more TH distressing inks & a new WOJ stamp oh & some papers, he said he got them for me for being a clever girlie lol ain't he sweet xx

Well ok on to my good fantastic news

 woohhhoooo I need to scream lots woohooooooo woooohooooo...lol I just wanted to say a great big thank you to Emma & I can't wait to get to know all the other girls some more...

I'm sure most of you have visited her fab shop well she is starting a challenge blog on the 28th August & I am truely honoured to be a part of it....so why not put the date in your diary & join us for some fun & there are going to be some fab prizes up for grabs & a Top 3 badge for you to win....
Please pop over to the challenge blog & welcome the girls to the DT, also there is some really yummy candy up for grabs....

Huge excited hugs xxxx lol

12 August 2010

My MAWTT DT card for this week.

Oh so much is going on at the moment I am struggling to think straight....I have got some really exciting news (well it is for me) to tell you but your gonna have to wait lol
On to this week challenge at Moving Along With The Times, this week its Hazels turn to host. She has decided on a sketch but with an anything goes with it lol, if ya get me lol.....
This week we are being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps the winner this week will recieve 5 digi stamps of their choice, the DT were lucky enough to get some images to have a play with...I just love this little girl so cute.

I just thought this text was perfect for her...

Stuff I Have Used
Image Whimsy Stamps
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Lips- pastel pink
Hair- burnt umber, walnut & black
Shorts- pear green & moss
T-shirt- peach & mango
Bubble blower- blue pearl
Bubbles- cool grey 1 & 2
Bottle- blue pearl & cornflower, tea green & grey green
Surround- pale pink
DP- back piece papermania, other flower K & Co
Stripey & brown papers my stash
Brads Laura Ashley
'giggle' cut out on my slice basic elements card

Thanks for looking, please stop by the main blog & leave the other girls a comment

11 August 2010

My baby girls image....

Well I had to do it, didn't I...& this one I just love 'Pumpkin Girl' you can purchase her & some other fab images all with 23% off at the moment over at Didge's Doodles I know there aren't many images there at the moment but she is working as fast as she can to get new images up...

I just love the face on the pumpkin dress hehe!!

Challenges I Am Entering
Penny's Paper Craft- anything goes
Sentimental Sundays- anything goes
Stuff I Used
Image Didge's Doodles...Pumpkin Girl
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Eyes- pastel blue
Pumpkin- pumpkin & mandarin
Stalk- pear green & moss
Socks- top- pumpkin & mandarin, bottom- pastel & denim blue
Hair- mustard & tan
Orange paper, buttons & string my stash
DP- HOTP 4 seasons
'trick or treat' cut on my slice words & expressions card

I have also set up a blog for KatieKat to show you her kards
Danni also has a blog where she is going to put cards that people make (when shes got permission) so you can see what can be done with her images & all new releases will be there.

thanks for stopping by hugs xx