31 October 2010


Firstly I want to wish all of my blogging friends & followers a

Wow!! its time for another challenge over at One Stitch At A Time, I can't
believe how quick this year is flying by!!!
This week the theme is
Traditional or Modern Christmas
This week we have 3 sponsors
Easycraft  who will give the winner a £10 voucher to spens in their online shop.
I Am Roses who will send some of their gorgeous flowers to the winner.
Michelles Scrap who will give the winner a $10 voucher to spend in her online shop.

My hubby supports Wolverhampton Wanders FC so I thought I would do this sweet little snowman's scarf in their colours lol!!
Challenges I Am Entering
Three Muses- Hats
Artful Inkables- blue, silver & white
Stampavie & More- Christmas
Fussy & Fancy- Winter Wonderland
Elephantastic- blue

Goodies I Used
IQ paper
Chillybuns- ice grey 1
Carrot- bright orange
Hat- ice grey 3 & 4
Hat band- red & ruby
Holly leaves- pear green & moss
Holly berries- berry red
Scarf- gold & ice grey 5
DP- Panda Bear Designs
Ribbon - Anita's
Tag- Daisy & Dandelion
Pin from Crafty Emma's Store
Dew Drops from Crafty Emma's Store
My stash- flowers & twine

Please pop over to the main blog & check out this weeks quiz!!!

30 October 2010


Well we have had a few fab days out & about this week! We managed to go over to the Museum of Science & Industry at Manchester on Thursday, had a fab day out & the girls seemed to learn so much by just asking Nige (bloody smart arse!) questions...
Today whilst you're reading this I am hoping to have been taken to a 'Craft Fair' lol !!

This week over at Crafty Emma's Store Challenges there is a fab prize to
 be won its a box full of My Minds Eye buttons & fibres!
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize is join in with our challenge, which this week has a colour theme of
chocolate & caramel

First I just want to say a few things about this fab image!
He is called
and he is only avaliable to buy from Crafty Emma's blog for £1.50
and ALL proceeds from this image will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
I just think he is perfect for all those awkward male cards!!

Challenges I Am Entering
Cards for Men- anything goes
Fab & Funky- clean & simple
Crafty Purple Frog- anything goes
Goodies I Used
Image 'Ronnie Says Cheers!' Crafty Emma
IQ paper
'Ronnie'- caramel, cocoa, burnt sienna & sandstone
Ears- pale pink & baby pink
Beer mug- oatmeal, apricot & honeycomb
Froth- warm grey 1
DP- brown Memory Box 'Glitterati' from Crafty Emma's Store
DP- music paper- GCD Paris from Crafty Emma's Store
Glossy Accents from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment- Daisy & Dandelion
My stash- caramel & burgundy card

Please pop over to the challenge blog, to see what the other DT girls have created this week!!
hugs xx

28 October 2010

Santa Is On His Way! All Covered In Mud?

This is a pic Nige took yesterday, I couldn't believe how warm it was!
Picture this if you will, Nige has got hold of Charlie's lead, the girls & myself are further back up the hill...now this hill is really steep & covered in leaves (wet leaves) with mud underneath....who fell over & got plastered in mud lololol Nige did, oh I so wish I had the camera not him...he seemed to slide for ages before he fell landing on his elbow, so he didn't land on his camera....I was more worried about me dawgy getting 17 stone landing on him ....poor boy look scared silly with his tail between his legs...but we did laugh, lots!!!! It was a gorgeous walk at Consall the only thing was we had to go up & down 200, yes we counted 200 steps & I'm sure they were made for giants lol....now I know I'm gonna suffer today, already got my hot water bottle on my back hoping it will help ease the ache, not sure if its arthritis or from laughing!

 Some of you might remember we brought a new car at the beginning of the year, well when we had it I thought it was soooooooo ugly & looked strange! I called it my
 'Ugly Bug' so my fab hubby decided to get him, his own name sticker lol!!

Well on to this week at MAWTT we are sponsored by LA LA LAND & they have some gorgeous images & the winner will get to chose 3 images!!
We were lucky enough to get one to play with, I had Santa Marci she is soooooooo sweet!!The theme this week is to make a card for a child, that can be Birthday, Christmas anything really as long as its for a child!

Not quite sure which had more glamour dust on Marci or Charlie Dawg, daft thing always wants a cuddle at the wrong time lol!!

Challenges I Am Entering
The Crafty Pad- Christmas
I Did It Creations- Surprise Me ( my baby is sponsoring them this week)

Goodies I Used
Image- Santa Marci from La La Land
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- canary & primrose
Hair bobbles- arctic blue
Lips- salmon pink
Waistcoat- cocktail pink & salmon pink
Hat- cocktail pink & salmon pink
Dress- powder blue & arctic blue
Boots- ice grey 2 & 3
Bear- cool grey 1, 2 & 4, blossom & black
Stocking- red & ruby
Candy cane- lipstick red
Holly leaves- pear green & moss
Holly berries- red
Dp- Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' from Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon slider from Crafty Emma's Store
Dew drops from Crafty Emma's Store
My Stash- green & pink papers, ribbon & flower
Glamour dust lots of lol
Sentiment- Birdscards

Don't forget to pop over to the main blog, to see what the other DT ladies have created
hugs xxx

26 October 2010

A New Baby!!!

Well today is a very happy day at 'The Camels Hump', when Nige gets home today he's off until Monday...whooohoooo!!! so hopefully we are gonna have a few days out..Alton Towers (maybe weather permitting), tomorrow hopefully The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester...oh! & hopefully off to the seaside at some point so Nige & the girlies can go sea fishing! I won't be joining in yukkkkkyyy I will be taking my parchment with me & I will be sitting in the car!! lol... 

My friend Jen & her partner Warren, have just had a little baby girl 'Amelie'
congratulations to you both!!! So I thought I would make them a card!

I got this image months ago from 'Crafty Urchins' in Cheadle, but totally forgot about it. until I was looking through my stamps oops!!

Challenges I Am Entering
StampInsanity- think pink!
Goodies I Used
Image 'Willow With Toddler' Whiff of Joy
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- canary & primrose
Dress- orchid & amethyst
Flowers- amethyst
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- sandstone & caramel
Babygrow- pale pink & baby pink
DP- Dovecraft 'Back To Basics'
Dew drops from Crafty Emma's Store
My stash- flowers ( KatieKats hair bobble) pink & purple card
Sentiment- Honey & Hugs sheep stamp set

Thank you for stopping by, & leaving a comment I do appreciate them
huge hugs xx

25 October 2010

Snow, Snow Everywhere!!!

Hello there all my bloggin buddies...I just wanted to tell you about an image

How cute is he!!! Crafty Emma lost her Dad last year, in a tragic accident at work.
This image has been designed by Sally-Ann at Digi Stamp Boutique to help raise funds for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance who helped Crafty Emma's Dad. The image is only avaliable from Crafty Emma's blog & costs £1.50 & all proceeds will go to the YAA.

Today, I have two Christmas cards to share with you! The first is my DT card for Craft Your Passion, where this week we want to see lots of

I took this close up so you can see the glittery snow!

Challenges I would Like To Enter
2 Sisters- anything goes

Goodies I Used
Image Lauretta's Gym Snowman
IQ paper
Snowman- cool aqua
Coal mouth- black
Button eyes- cyan
Carrot- bright orange & orange
Boots- cinnamon & cocoa
Arms- cocoa & walnut
Hat- cool grey 3 & 5
Hat band- red
Scarf- red
Snow- cool aqua
DP- snowflake Papermania
'Let It Snow' sentiment- Birdscards
My Stash- ticket, burgundy card & Let It Snow DP

My second DT card today is for The Crazy Challenge, where this week we want to see lots of different shapes on your creation. This week we are sponsored by

This has got to be one of my favourite Sassy images!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Tuesday Throwdown- anything goes
                                               Theme Thursday winter
Sarah Hurley- Christmas (no red or green)

Goodies I Used
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Lips- salmon pink
Eyebrows- putty
Hair- canary & primrose
Earmuffs- cool aqua & duck egg
Earmuff band- orchid & amethyst
Coat- cool aqua & duck egg
Scarf- orchid & amethyst
Jumper- orchid & amethyst
Boots- ginger & spice
Snow- cool aqua
DP- Nitwit- Still Joyful Hearts
Star, hearts, snowflakes, present & sentiment- Nitwit- Still Joyful Hearts
Nestie Label?

Please take the time to pop over to both of the main blogs to see what the other DT ladies have been creating!
hugs xx

My siggy has gone again lol....one day he's here then the next he's gone!! Do ya think he's trying to tell me something xx

24 October 2010

A Very Cheeky Snowman!!

Oh!!! I am sooooooo sorry about my post being late today, Liz please don't shout...just look at my reason why!!!!

I had so many problems making this card, wasted loadsa card, but a bit of tweaking & nagging Nige to help! I (we lol) got there eventually...I will try and do a tutorial sometime next week, I was going to do one to go with my card today, but just seemed to have run out of time!!!
Todays DT card is for OSAAT where the theme is
That can mean anything from Christmas, Birthday Halloween to Guy Fawkes!
This weeks prize for the winner is 5 digi images of their choice from the store.

A few different pictures of this one just so you can see it all!

We fitted 3 tea lights in the little box on the front!
As most of you know I loves my sport & that I support Newcastle United, well I thought I would make this cheeky chappy a member of The Toon Army for the winter...lol x

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Pear tree- free for all

Goodies I Have Used
IQ paper
Snowman- cool aqua
Carrot- bright orange & orange
Cheeks- pale pink
Hat- cool grey 3 & 4
Hat band- black
Scarf- cool grey 3 & 4
Papers & Embellishments
DP- Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' from Crafty Emma's Store
Tea lights-Asda
Dew drops (blue & pink) from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment- Birdscards
My stash- blue card & ribbon

Please pop over to the main blog to see what wonderful creations the other DT have made...thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to hop over to your blogs to see what you have created... hugs xx

Also please can you pop over to KatieKats blog as she is a GDT member this week!

23 October 2010

Here Kitty Kitty!!!

Well, I think winters well & truely here, its blinking freezing in Stoke today!
 The sun has been out but brrrrr its still freezing & my darling girlies want to go
 out tonight to the local firework display!!! Kids don't get it do they
 ITS TO COLD!!! but we will probably go! lol

This week at CES Challenges there is a fab prize up for grabs
Hows that for a fab prize for the winner of this weeks challenge which is
Buttons & Bows

Little kitty has even got his own cat bell to play with!

I did put glamour dust on his hat trim & pompom but you can't see it very well!
Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Paper Sundaes- card for someone little!
Gingerloft- winter
Meljen- anything goes
Goodies I Used
Image Lindsey Mason (thanks Hazel xx)
Kitty- ice grey 3 & 4, blossom
Hat- red & ruby
Around feet- sandstone
X-cut corner punch
DP- Milton & Co Christmas stack from Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon- Raspberry lime from Crafty Emma's Store
My Stash- buttons, twine, cat bell & red card
Glamour dust

Don't forget to pop over to the main blog & have a looksie at what the
 other DT ave been making!!
hugs xx

18 October 2010

I got in such a mess......

.....but loved every minute of it!! lol !!

I had seen this image a few weeks ago & fell totally in love with 'Miss Wings' another (gorgeous & so easy to colour) image from Stitchy Bear....

I decide to try & get the distressed look with this card...I just hope I haven't distressed it to much!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Papertake Weekly- 3 of a kind...dew drops
Digital Tuesday- sewing (faux)
Penny's Papercrafting- something that flies
Delightful Sketches- metal (I hope a charm is ok)

Goodies I Used
IQ paper
Scalloped Card- Crafty Emma's Store
Miss Wings- pale pink, baby pink, warm grey 1 & 2
DP- K & Co Classic K Bailey
Stitching- Whispers brush marker
Stickles & glamour dust
Distressing- Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo'
Lace, charm, flower & thread my stash

Thank you for stopping buy & leaving a comment, I love reading what you think of my creations.....Oh don't forget you still have time to enter this weeks challenge over at One Stitch At A Time where this week its a really easy one....just use your favourite embellishments...buttons, ribbon, gems, flowers you decide....
hugs xx

My siggy has gone walkies yet again, I do wish Mr Blogger would leave well alone lol x

Spooky X 2......

Today at 'The Camels Hump' things are getting super spooky, as both of my
 DT cards, are Halloween!!

First off at Craft Your Passion we have a fab colour challenge. We want to see
orange, black & purple
on your creation, but it doesn't have to be Halloween!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Paper Cuts Challenge- anything goes
Fussy & Fancy- Halloween
Stamp Something- Halloween
ecpchallenges- Halloween

Goodies I Used
Image Cocodingo
IQ paper
Pumpkins- pumpkin & spice
Stalks- raw sienna
Scarecrow head- pumpkin & spice
Straw- canary, ginger, cocoa & primrose
Wood- shale & burnt sienna
Shirt- lilac & amethyst
Patches- ice grey 3 & 4
Buttons- black
Ground- grass
Distressing done with Tim Holtz 'black soot'
DP & pumpkin strip- Max Bringmann KG foila
Sentiment freebie from Birdscards
Black dew drops from Crafty Emma's Store

My second spooky card for today is for 'The Crazy Challenge'
where this week we want to see all things Halloween
we are being sponsored this week by Digi Doodles. Being on the DT we got to play with some of there fab images....I chose this super cute pumpkin with mice...

I wasn't sure what colour to do the inside of the pumpkin, so I asked Nige & he said yellow....so I did, then I realised he ment because of the candle...poor mice will get singed whiskers..lol

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Stamping Royalty- Halloween
Crafts & Me- Halloween
Polka Doodles- Halloween
Tellen's Place- Halloween
Bee Crafty- Halloween

                                                      Goodies I Used
Image Digi Doodles 'Pumpkin mice'
IQ paper
Pumpkin- amber, pumpkin & lemon
Stalk- caramel & cocoa
Leaf- pear & olive green
Mice- all sunkissed pink
ice grey 2 & 4
sandstone & tan
warm grey 2 & 3
warm grey 1 & 2
pale & baby pink
Lolly & sweetie bag- pastel blue & red
Purple card- my stash
DP- Max Bringham KG folia
'Happy Halloween' sentiment freebie from Birdscards
Other sentiments & pumpkin HOTP 'seasons stack'
Dew drops from Crafty Emma's Store
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'milled lavender'

Thank you for stopping by & leaving me a comment I really do appreciate it...please try & visit the main blogs to leave my other teamies some love!!
hugs xx

17 October 2010

A Great Chance To Use Your Favourite Embellishments!!!

This weeks challenge over at OSAAT is 'embellish it with your favourite things'
This is the perfect chance for you to get out all your favourite gems, flowers, buttons, ribbon you could also cover everthing with glitter lol!
This weeks sponsor is the fantastic Joanna Sheen fancy winning a voucher to spend in her online shop? Well get all your embellishments out & come & join in the fun....

As for my favourite embellishments, well at the moment its dew
 drops, buttons, pins & lots of glitter lol!
I have used the gorgeous 'Presents' from Stitchy Bear

I just love those big eyes! I used stickles on all of her fir trim, but
 you can't really see it :0(

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Totally Stampalicious- at least 3 snowflakes (DP)
A Spoonfull Of Sugar- winter wonderland
The Sisterhood of Crafters- bling!
Sarah Hurley- colouring in

Goodies I Used
Image 'Presents' from Stitchy Bear
IQ paper
Promarkers from Crafty Emma's Store
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- tulip yellow & primrose
Hat, dress & boot- lipstick & berry red
Belt- warm grey 3 & 4
Present lavender & lilac
Sentiment- lavender & lipstick red
For the tree & ribbon on the present I used an assortment of
 Whispers brush marker pens.
 Buttons, green & pink card my stash
Fibres in buttons MME from Crafty Emma's Store
Dew drops & pins from Crafty Emma's Store
DP- Papermania 'Nawty & Nice Christmas'
Sentiment circle- Pollycraft

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to be in with a chance of winning the prize, you gotta enter lol can't wait to see what you come up with! Don't forget to pop ove rto the main blog & see what the other DT members have created!
hugs xx

16 October 2010

I can't believe its Challenge #8 on CES already!!!

Firstly thank you to all of you who entered last weeks CES Challenge, I really enjoyed hopping around your blogs & looking at your fab creations!!

Onto this weeks challenge, where our theme is 'male birthday card'  I usually steer clear of making male cards, but I had loadsa fun making my DT card this week.
We have a fab selection of flowers, leaves, springs & buttons for the
 winner this week....

Yet again a long forgotten stamp came to my rescue!
I just wanted to say thank you to our youngest Katie Kat for making
 me some buttons out of her Fimo, I love them hun xxx

He is such a cutie!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
OLLCB- no floral
Tuesday Taggers- more than 2 legs
Little Red Wagon- some thing old (stamp) something new (papers)

Goodies I Used
Image Sugar Nellie 'Pets Corner'
Super smooth card from Craft Emma's Store
Memento Tuxedo black
Promarkers from Crafty Emma's Store
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Hair- raw sienna, yellow & soft lime
Shorts- midnight blue
T-shirt- sky blue, azure & true blue
Stripy shirt- spice & burnt orange
Socks- powder blue
Shoes- tan, caramel & cinnamon
Kitty- dusky rose, warm grey 2 & 3
Dawgy- dusky rose, cool grey 3 & 4
DP striped- GCD Paris from Crafty Emma's Store
DP green- Memory Box Glitterati from Crafty Emma's Store
Dew Drops from Crafty Emma's Store
Charm & ribbon my stash
Pawprints & I love Dogs & cats- Docrafts stamp
Ticket- Tim Holtz
Sentiment- Personal Impressions
My button was hand made out of Fimo by Katie Kat!
The sewing was done using my birthday present, that Nige got me from
 QVC my We R Memory Keepers 'Sew Easy Stitch Piercer' which
 is sooooooo easy to use!

Thanks for stopping by please pop over to the main blog to see what the other girls have made for the challenge, that we all struggle with...you never know
 they might inspire you!!
hugs xx

15 October 2010

Perfect Weather For A 'Hot Choc'!!

 I just want to apologise again for not visiting you all as often as I usually do, this gastric flu is hanging on...I still feel really rough first thing in the morning. Yesterday I didn't wake up until 1pm whats that all about? To be honest if Charlie hadn't barked to go out, I don't think I would have woken up at all.....

Anyways on with my creation for today, well I made this on Wednesday
then totally forgot to post it!!!

This is one of my favourite WOJ images!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Paper Playtime- orange main colour
Stampin' B's- Autumn

Goodies I Used
Image WOJ 'Hot Choc'
Super smooth card from Crafty Emma's Store
Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Trousers- pear, olive green, coral & pine
Hair- terracotta & henna
Jumper- spice & burnt orange
Mug- buttercup & yellow
Around- cool grey 2
white sakura pen
orange card, ribbon & flower my stash
DP- foiled falling leaves 'paper salon'
Distressing Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen'
dew drops & leaf pin from Crafty Emma's Store
buttons- MME from Crafty Emma's Store

Thanks for stopping by your comments are always appreciated!
hugs....yippee my siggy is back...ner see Hazel I didn't delete it, he went for a walk hehe!