28 September 2010

Ooops! Another Forgotten Stamp!!

Hello, everyone out there in blogland...its been freezing cold here today & kept looking as thought it was gonna rain, but it only spat for a few minutes which is good...
Spent the afternoon watching QVC, don't usually order crafty stuff off there, but decided to order a new stitching thingimy...with having arthritis I find it really difficult to sew on cards & usually only faux stitch, I'm hoping this new fandangle thing will help & you should be seeing loadsa stitching on my cards real soon lol...

Todays card I made, because whilst looking for a different stamp, I found this one & realised I'd had it ages & not even inked it up oopsss! shhh don't tell Nige hehe!!

I am just loving this fold of card, just can't take a very good picture of it lol!! 

Challenges I Am Entering
Incy Wincy- anything goes
Fab N Funky- quote me happy
Sew Many Cards- christmas
One stop Craft- snowflakes (DP)
Totally Gorjuss- christmas

Stuff I Used
Image- Sugar Nellie 'Uri & Bird'
Super smooth card
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Shoes- raw sienna & terracotta
Dress- agean, french navy & sunflower
Tights- tulip yellow & sunflower
Hat- cyan & agean
Holly & berries- berry red & holly
Cardinal- lipstick red & red
Bird house- henna &burnt sienna, soft lime, canary & gold
DP DCWV winter scrapbook kit in a stack
Ribbon & sentiment my stash
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'Broken China'
Dew drops & smooth card from Crafty Emma's Store

Thanks for stopping by hugs xxx
yey!! my siggy is back lol! not sure where it went, haven't done anything to it!!

27 September 2010

My Very Own Valentino Rossi!!!!

Some good news to start of this yukky Monday morning in Stoke....I entered my CES DT card into the Cowgirl Sunday & got picked in their TOP 3 whoohooo!! thanks ladies I will wear my blog badge with pride xx

Oh I have been so looking forward to showing you my DT card for
Craft Your Passion. I asked Lauretta kinda joking at the time, if she could draw me Valentino Rossi, who is without a doubt the best ever motorbike rider ever, ever....9 times World Champion on two different manufacturers...the only class he is yet to win, is the new GP 2, but it looks like he will be starting his own team in this
 class next season! 
plus hes kinda cute lol...shhh don't tell Nige!
Well Lauretta worked her magic & WOW!!! its fantastic!! I love it!!! & it it fits just perfect with this weeks challenge of  'clean & simple'

I thought I'd show you a close up, of him coming out of the card..I also used glossy accents on his visor!

Challenges I Am Entering
The Creative Cottage- boys birthday
C.R.A.F.T challenge- teenagers
Stuff I Used
Image- Valentino Rossi (drawn especially for me)
IQ paper
Wheels- warm grey 4, 5 & black
Bike & Valentino's leathers-
 french navy, indigo blue, royal blue, powder blue,
ice grey 1, 2, 5, black, lemon, canary, grass & red
White Sakura gel pen
Mirri card & blue paper my stash
Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder
Sentiment- Pollycraft
Inkssentials- glossy accents

Right, now heres where the problems start, last week I posted my 'Crazy Challenge' DT card for this week...lol yes I know what a numpty, but it wasn't until it had been up for about 3 days that I noticed oops!!
So this week I am gonna show you the card I made for last week lol....but this week we are sponsored by Sassy Studios & the challenge is no ribbons or buttons...arghhh!!!! I feel so stoopid lol xx

Challenges I Am Entering
Sentimental Sundays- dimension & sentiment
Ellephantastic- charms
Stuff I Used
Image- Digi Doodles 'apron'
IQ paper
lemon, pastel yellow, cyan, agean & warm grey 1
DP & sentiment DCWV Nana's Kitchen Stack
Ribbon & charm my stash
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'broken china'
Flower 'Fred She Said'

Please take the time to pop over to both of the main blogs & leave the DT girlies some love....thank you for stopping by hugs xxx


don't know where my siggy has gone :0(

26 September 2010

OSAAT Crimbo!!!

This week at OSAAT we are doing an 'anything goes' challenge...woohhooo my favourite kinda challenge..lol! 
Look at his little face, just makes me wanna cuddle him!!

Challenges I Am Entering
One Stop Craft- snowflakes (DP)
ABC Challenge- D is for distressing
Anything Challenge- cute
2 Sisters- Christmas
Totally Gorjuss- Christmas
Sew Many Challenges- Christmas

Stuff I Used
Image- Stamping Dragon 'Happy Xmas Jiggy'
IQ paper
Jiggy- forest green, olive green, satin & khaki
Claws- moss & olive green
Wings- tea & grey green
Presents & baubles- gold,
red & ruby, azure & true blue,
cerise & carmine, lavender & lilac,
lemon & pastel yellow, duck egg & turquoise
Around- cool grey 1
Mirri card & ribbon my stash
Snowflake DP- K & Co
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'Pine Needles'
Stripy DP- Milton & Co Christmas & A Winter Day Stamp

Don't forget to pop over to the main OSAAT blog to see the other DT's fabulous creations...hugs xx

25 September 2010

A Gal's Best Pal!!

Well the weather is fab today, we have just got back from visiting our local Wildlife Sanctuary where I take all the cards I have made for them to sell, we tried to go last weekend but the rain was so bad, we just gave up.....
Also I just wanted to say 'hurry up bubs & come out' my friend Jen is due today & is getting seriously fed up...

On to my Crafty Emma's Store DT card for this sunny Saturday, our theme this week is 'Animal Antics'
When I came to make this card I wanted to do something a bit different, I had seen these gorgeous cards on a few blogs, but didn't know where to get a template from...so my fab hubby came to the rescue & did my all the hard work for me lol..Thanks hun loves ya!!!

I thought I would show you a flat view!

A close up of this little cutie!

And a side view to give you the total all around view!

This week we have a fabulous prize to give away, this is when I wish I wasn't on the DT so I could enter lol!

Fancy Pants crochet flowers & 20 animal charms

Challenges I Am Entering
Crafty Calender Challenge- blue with option of adding a flower
Cowgirl Sunday- not a square card
pollycraft- cute & cuddly

Stuff I Used
Image LOTV
Super smooth card
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Shoes- caramel, cinnamon & cocoa
Dress- lavender, lilac & purple
Over shirt- cerise & fuchsia pink
Ribbons- purple
Swing ropes & seat- sandstone & caramel
Cushion- powder blue & arctic blue
Dog- warm grey 1 & 3
Flower & sentiment my stash
DP's-memory box
DP's, dew drops & super smooth card are from Crafty Emma's Store

Thanks for stopping by please don't forget to visit the main blog, to see the other girls creations....OH!!!! also I nearly forgot Crafty Emma has got a sale on at the moment & has also opened a bargin basement part to her shop....
Hugs xx

24 September 2010

Forever Friends little cutie...

Well the weather is pants, one minute its pouring, then its drizzly, Oh & then the sun decides to peak out, giving me the yeah! but then it just goes again...arghhhh!!! stoopid weather..well at least it's a good excuse to stay indoors & keep warm!! Oh yeah & do lots of crafting hehe!!

My card for today is a gorgeous Forever Friends bear, I just love them, my step-sister used to work for Andrew Brownsword (sp?) not sure if he still owns the brand, but when we had Danni 13 years ago she brought so many FF bears to the hospital that I ended up giving half of them to the prem baby unit as we just didn't have space for them. I did ask her & she didn't mind, thought it was a fab idea....

I have used lots of my new crafty goodies that Nige has got for me over the last month or so...I had a parcel today from Crafty Emma's store (pop over because shes got a sale on & some basement bargin stuff) with some gorgeous Dovecraft Crimbo papers & a fab Happy Birthday sentiment stamp in scrabble pieces gonna go play when I've posted this...todays parcel Nige got me as a special present as yesterday we had been together 15 years...so I got my tea cooked & strawberries for my supper whilst we snuggled & watched NCIS....
Challenges I Am Entering
Stamp With Fun- stuffed animal
Creative Inspirations- two or more stamped images
Charisma Cards- anything goes

Stuff I Used
Image Forever Friends Bear (hazel thanks hun x)
Bear- putty, tan & pale pink
Hat- lipstick red & berry red
Leaves- lush green & holly
Present- bluebell & china blue
Ribbon- soft lime & yellow
Tag- pastel blue & cool aqua
Ground- warm grey 1 & arctic blue
DP double sided 'Paper Salon' dazzle snowflakes.
Circle sentiment & dew drops- Crafty Emma's Store
Distressed with Tim Holtz- Victorian Velvet
'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' sentiment & flowers ermmm Harrogate

If anyone has any idea where my white liquid applique stuff has gone can you please tell me lol....thanks for popping by today I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment....hugs xxx
Oh nearly forgot don't forget to pop back tomorrow for the new challenge over at Crafty Emma's Store Challenge Blog!

23 September 2010

A Girl & Her Kitty

Ok so I feel a proper numpty, not sure where my brain is at the moment, it ain't where it should be...lol ...I realised this morning I posted next weeks Crazy Challenge card a week earlier oops! Oh well you will get to see this weeks, next week..lol thats if I remember hehe!

This week has just flown by, so many cards (mostly crimbo but a few orders) & nowhere near enough time lol....& there is a game on Facebook (fronterville) that both me & hubby are addicted to...bad Facebook lol xx

My card for you all to look at today is for MAWTT, where Brenda has come up with a fantastic challenge with the option of using a sketch....which you will find on the main blog...The only rule this week is to pick three things from Brenda's list...

Brenda's To Do List
1. Use two design papers
2. Use one button (or more)
3. Glitter
4. A key
5. A vintage image
6. Leaves
7. A new technique
8. Embossing (dry or heat)

Our sponsor this week is Meljen Designs...  The winner will recieve 4 digi images of their choice.....we were lucky enough to have a few images to play with, well I chose this one, only because she reminds me of our Katie...

As you can see I chose, two DP, buttons & a touch of glitter, but didn't follow the sketch...shhh because I forgot lol!!!

You can see the glitter a bit better on this one...

Challenges I Am Entering
Papertake Weekly- Animal Magic
Pollycraft Mondays- cute & cuddly
Totally Gorjuss- animals
The Craft Den- cute

Stuff I Used
Image Meljen
IQ paper
Skin- blush, dusky pink & pale pink cheeks
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Trousers- tea green & denim blue
T-shirt & Bow- baby pink & dusky rose
Shoes- raw sienna & terracotta
Cat- ice grey 1 &3, warm grey 3 & pale pink
Hearts- red & ruby
DP both Kanban, stripey one 'frog stripes'
Buttons, string, bow & glitter my stash
Pink dew drops- Crafty Emma's Store
Staples- docrafts

Thanks for stopping by today, please pop over to the main blog & pay a visit to the other DT blogs & leave them some love xx

20 September 2010

Its Monday & that means one thing....

Two DT cards from me lol...I hope you all had a fab weekend. We didn't do anything really, the weather was pants as per. Did manage to pop out to the local crafty shop yesterday & buy a few things I needed (cough cough a list that never gets any shorter lol) my sandstone promarker ran out so thats all I went for really, but ended up getting a new oriental type stamp, she is so cute & another of TH distress inks (I think its another addiction lol!!)

My first card for this yukky Monday is for Craft Your Passion & this week we have got a fab sketch for you to follow..

I had so much fun with this sketch, it took me ages to decide on which
 way up to do it lol!

Challenges I Am Entering
Belli Challenge- B is for buttons
Cards For Men- transport
The Creative Cottage- boys birthday
Cupcake Craft- transport

Stuff I Used
Image Cocodingo '2CV'
IQ paper
Car- pear & olive green, tea & grey green, cool grey 2 & 3
Wheels- cool grey 3,5 & black
DP, ribbon & buttons my stash
Sentiment- Pollycraft (cocoa & red)

On to my second DT card for today, & its my card for 'The Crazy' where this week we are asking you to make any creation you like but 'no ribbons or buttons'
Oh! this was such a hard challenge for me, I've got in to the habit of 'see a space on my card, stick a button in it' lol ....so this card took me a bit outta my comfort zone, but I enjoyed it after all that lol
And this week we are sponsored by Sassy Studios who are just fab & have some amazing images, thankfully being on the DT we get an image to play with..
Challenges I Am Entering
Oh Alice- crown or mythical

Stuff I Used
Image Sassy Studios 'Princess Aurora Honey'
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Lips- hot pink
Hair- mustard, yellow & primrose
Tiara/crown- gold
Dress- pink carnation & rose pink
Around- powder blue
Eyes- blue whisper strokes pen
pink card- papermania
DP- Kanban
Boarder punch- woodware
Heart punch- EK Success
Sentiment- Pollycraft
Flower- Katie's hair bobble

Thank you for stopping by & leaving your comments I do appreciate them, please try & pop over to the main blogs & say hi to the other DT ladies
hugs xx

19 September 2010

Operation Write Home!!!!

This weeks OSAAT challenge is very special....we are doing a challenge to promote
the awareness of Operation Write Home, which supports our nations armed force, by sending blank handmade greeting cards, for our troops to send home & also to send them words of gratitude & thanks to encourage them...
Please pop over to KatieKat's blog to see her GDT card for this challenge...

You would never believe how much of a mess I got into with my distressing inks making this card, but I had so much fun lol...

Challenges I Am Entering
The Stamp Man- distressing
Catch The Bug- birthday (OWH)
Shelly's Images- birthday (OWH)
Stamp something- use a digi
Paper romance- birthday (OWH)
Bellie Challanges- beginning with B (butterfly)

Stuff I Used
Image Sylvie 'Kokeshi Dolls 2'
IQ paper
Floor- tan & caramel
1st Doll- duck egg& turquoise
2nd Doll- blue pearl & cornflower, dusky & sunkissed pink
3rd Doll- red & ruby, duck egg & grey green
Faces- blush & dusky pink
DP- K & Co designer 'Classic K Bailey'
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo'
Ticket stamp Tim Holtz
Sentiment Craetive Impressions
Flower & flutterbut my stash
Pearls- papercellar

This week we are sponsored by the fantastic Joanna Sheen, the winner will recieve a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop...
Thanks for stopping by, please pop over to the main challenge blog or to
Operation Write Home for more details on how you can help our troops!
hugs xx

18 September 2010

Saturday again? Can't be!! lol

I really can't believe its Saturday again already, where is the time going. I'm sure I'll wake up very soon & it'll be Christmas morning lol...
Well I hope your all well out there in blogland, I just want to say thank you to all those fab crafters who joined in with last weeks CES challenge...
My share today is my DT card for Crafty Emma's Store Challenge where this week its a 'Baby Bonanza' so get out all those cutie stamps & images & get making....

The image is another LOTV stamp I got from Harrogate (Jules you reading this hun?) I managed to get the boy at the last craft show I went to at the NEC, but they had sold out of the little girl, so this time I just had to get her & she is a gorgeous, love her frilly little knickers...right enough of this yakking on with my card!

oh look at her nobbly little knees lol...

I thought I would show you a close up of the little dummy..its so cute!

The winner this week will win all of these fab goodies!! Some My Minds Eye fabric brads & some gorgeous ribbons....

Challenges I Am Entering
Paper Sundaes- 3 embellishments (dummy, dew drops & flowers)
Gingerloft Challenge- anything goes
Lexi's Creations- flower power
Pear Tree- mostly pink
Stuff I Used
Image LOTV
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Dress- blossom & rose pink, spots- mulberry
Socks, knickers & ribbon- lemon & pastel yellow
Shoes- cocoa & burnt sienna
Pram- tea green & denim blue, pink carnation & fuchsia pink
Wheels- powder & cobalt blue
Bunnie- tan, caramel & rose pink
Bear- pwder blue, cool grey 2 & 4 & black
Pink card, flowers & dummy my stash
Sentiment & nappy pin Docrafts
Nestie & corner swirl sizzix
DP hearts Pink Paislee 'cupid'
DP Spotty Milton & Co
Ribbon & dew drops
DP, ribbon & dew drops are from Crafty Emma's Store

Thank you for stopping by & reading all my goings on even if I do waffle abit lol
Don't forget to pop over to the main challenge blog  & say hi to the other DT girls..
hugs xx

16 September 2010

Poor little snowman has been (dis) stressed within an inch of his life LOLOLOL..

This weeks DT card for Moving Along With The Times, where I picked the theme, which is Christmas.  All the cards that I make through the year get taken about every 6 weeks as well as 60+ christmas cards & I donate them to our local wildlife santuary, so this one is going in the box for them.
At the moment they are fundraising to build a new enclosures for their wildcats & bats...

I thought I would show you a close up, so you can see his shiny nose, buttons & snowballs x
 Challenges I Am Entering
Quirky Crafts- sketch

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Snow & snowman- cool aqua
Nose- bright orange & orange
Coal buttons- cool grey 5 & black
Arms- cocoa & walnut
All red bits- red & ruby
All blue bits- cyan & azure
DP snowflakes- Smirk Christmas Set
DP striped- Milton & Co Christmas is from Crafty Emma's Store
Circle sentiment- Kanban
Snowflake cut on my slice. 'Words & Expressions' card
Glossy accents on nose, coal & snowballs
Snowflake paper & circle sentiment, distressed with Tim Holtz 'broken china'
Striped paper distressed with sanding block
Silver snowflake- Papercellar

Thanks for stopping by don't forget to pop over and show some love to the DT girls...
Hugs xx

15 September 2010

LOTV I got from Harrogate...

When I went to the craft show last Saturday in Harrogate, this is one stamp I wasn't coming home without....but WOW!! the LOTV stall was so busy it took 3 attempts at visitin the stall to get anywhere near it lol..

 I just loved this little girl when I first saw her she is such a sweetie...

Challenges I Am Entering
Tellens Place- anything goes
Ooh La La!- stripes

Stuff I Used
Image LOTV 
IQ paper
Tree- pine & holly
Bauble- red
Trunk- tan & cocoa
Star- gold
Snow- cool aqua
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- raw-sienna, mustard & primrose
Hat- lavender, lilac & amethyst
Skirt & top- blossom & rose pink
Scarf- cornflower & bluebell, soft peach & peach
Shoes- henna, chestnut & burnt sienna
Sole- chestnut & slate
Ticket freebie??
Sentiment & striped DP Daisy & Dandelion crimbo set
DP swirly Creative Cardmaking
Flower- freds she said
Button, ribbons & card candy my stash 
Glossy accents on star, bauble & bobbles

Thanks for stopping by I do love reading your comments
hugs xx
Don't forget there is a very special charity challenge going on over at OSAAT with lots of prizes to be won......& pop back tomorrow for this weeks MAWTT challenge.

13 September 2010

Where did the weekend go?

Hello to you all from a cold, wet, miserable, yukky Stoke on Trent...burrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
It feels like the middle of winter here today, hot water bottle is filled & a hot cup of tea is on my table, can't believe its this cold..I hope your all keeping warm.
My day out to Harrogate craft show on Saturday was fab, it was great meeting up with Emma & Joanne we did some spending & lots of chatting & all I can say is roll on March for the next one lol.....I got lots of goodies, Tim Holtz inks, distressing tool thingy, loadsa brads, K & Co papers, charms, a couple of the new LOTV stamps that are just yummy & I can't wait to play with....Katie also had a few sheets of decoupage, & some really pretty charms to make a bracelet with....Nige & Danni had a fab day out in York they went to the Railway Museum & saw the Hogwarts Express, which just made Danni's day she is Harry Potter mad, so fun was had by all....
I just want to say a BIG thank you to Emma & Joanne for such a fab day out xxxx

Well back to my DT cards, my first card for you today is for 'The Crazy' where this week we are asking for your 'friendship' creations....

Just look at their cute little faces!!

We have a fabulous sponsor this week Arabela

Stuff I Used
Image Arabela
IQ paper
Ducks- lemon & pastel yellow
Feet- peach & amber
Beaks- peach, mango & pastel pink
Dress & Bow- cerise & carmine
Tie- china & midnight blue
Tree- walnut
Seat- tan & cocoa
Rope- cinnamon
Leaves- leaf green & apple
Flowers- red & ruby, sky blue & azure, fuchsia pink & pink carnation
DP, ribbon, charm, string & buttons my stash
Sentiment- Whiff of Joy

My DT card for Craft Your Passion this week we are having the theme of an easel card..Yeah!!! my favourite lol I am loving this week

I just love this cute little reindeer soooooooooooo sweet!!

Challenges I Am Entering
Artful Inkables- Distressing
Bah! Humbug- favourite medium (promakers)
Stuff I Used
Image 'Rudolf' Lauretta
IQ paper
Rudolf- cocoa& burnt sienna
Antlers- tn & caramel
Nose- red & ruby
Eye shadow- powder blue
Ears- blossom
Wreath- forest green, pine & red
Bow- azure & true blue
Raffita & string my stash
sentments both Kanban
Charm, DP & dew drops- Crafty Emma's Store

Please take the time to visit the main blogs & leave the other DT girls some love..
hugs & thank you xx

12 September 2010

A Very Special Challenge This Week At OSAAT!!!

One Stitch At A Time has a very special challenge for you this week...We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - Anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation. The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron.

If you click here you can read his story...
A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...

A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY" ,has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron..He is autistic and Funky and her daughterare striving to help Cameron. Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time. If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded.
We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar,
please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol..
Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...and that is only at the main blog...

Prize #1 is all 5 of My (Stitchy Stamps) New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet
We will also have ONE kid wINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS
Here's my fab DT card, just love this little cutie!!
Challenges I am Entering
Southern Girls- anything goes
Fab N Funky- what'eva

Stuff I Used
Image from Beary Dust
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Hair- caramel & cocoa
Dress- lilac & amethyst
Shoes- lavender & lilac
Apple- red & ruby, forest green & pine & cocoa
Bag- oatmeal, saffron & red
Rainbow DP, buttons, glitter, raffia ribbon & string my stash
Flourish stamp Docrafts
Rainbow die-cut Tesco
Sentiment Daisy & Dandelion (rabbit set)
Glossy accents
Circle sentiment
Please don't forget to pop over to the main blog & look in on the other DT girls creations...

Also can you please pop over to Katie's blog (my baby) as she has a GDT spot on OSAAT as well  xx thank you xx