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Sunday, 30 November 2008

warm and cosy

well here is my ATC, showing tilda all "warm and cosy" in her hat, while it snows!! this is the theme over on ATC tilda and friends. forgot i had this stamp ~so great to ink her up.
used english paper company xmas paper, tilda with heart, see d`s stamps and ribbon from my stash. finished with glitter.
hope you are all having a good weekend and keeping warm and cosy. byeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

loads of cheer

well today i am showing my xmas card using the sketch from saturday on one stop craft, the theme for the card is"one for the boys" as on the SBS18 challenge this week.
used HOTP papers, stamin`up "loads of love" stamp sets, cuddly buddly circle wording, gems and ribbon from my stash ~finished with a little gel pen (no glitter for boys!!)
hope you all have a great weekend ,and keep warm and safe, byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Friday, 28 November 2008

mouse christmas

well today i`m showing another christmas card , using the fab sketch on just birthday and xmas card challenge, on housemouse this week the challenge is to use polka dots, on the ABC challenge this week~S is for snow
used housemouse " mice angels"stamp, crafty individuals paper, cuttlebug dot embossing folder, quickutz photo corners, papermania ribbon and sticker, gems from my stash. finished with glitter.
well yesterday paul (had a day off work) and myself went and had a day of xmas shopping ~ not much to show for 5 hours looking around the shops ~ but father christmas will be visiting this year!! almost there now ~just lots of christmas cards to make (may have to buy some at this rate!!) ~hope your getting ahead with all things christmas, byeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

hopping happy

well i am showing another xmas card made using my new messy rabbit stamps. used the great sketch over on sketch saturday, and used a little "embossing" ~ the theme over on the basic grey challenge.
used messy rabbit hopping happy stamps, basicgrey figgypudding toyland and shiver papers, cuttlebug distressed embossing folder, see d`s stamps, finished with glitter.
was hoping to get on with more xmas cards today , but lewis`s school is closed today as there has been a powercut!!! so doing mummy things instead!!!
hope you have chance to craft today!! byeeeeeee for now xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

baggy jumper

well i thought i had better get to show a card i have just finished, have not done any crafting or blogging for a few days ~been so busy out and about visiting family etc.
made this card using the fab sketch over on fridays sketchers, used messy rabbit~baggy jumper stamp (just so cute) and holly, used cuttlebug snowflake and distressed stripes embossing folders, quickutz holly die, papermania ribbon and vellum stickers, finished with a bit of glitter.
hope i can get down now and finish another xmas card today, and come and say hi to you all later. hope you are finding crafting time, byeeeee for now xx

Saturday, 22 November 2008


today i am showing a christmas card following the fantastic sketch over on mojo monday, the theme on cute card thursday this week is "snow and snowflakes" , so have used an image sent to me from my friend jo (only joking)and on ABC the theme is ribbons ~have added two different ribbons to the card.
on this card i have used a pennyblack image, snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder, dovecraft snowflake paper, snowflake brads from my stash and studio g wording , finished with glitter.

hope you are having a great weekend ~waiting for this cold weather they are forcasting~ good time to stay in and craft, byeeeeeeeeee xx

Friday, 21 November 2008

birthday mouse

today i am showing my card made from the wonderful sketch by emma on the housemouse and friends over on papercraft planet.
used an image sent to me and mudpie wonders stamp, basicgrey paper, cuttlebug birthday embossing folder, quickutz photo corners and gem from my stash.

just thought i would let you know i seem to be having problems on certain blogs leaving comments, since i`ve had my laptop ~with some new ani virus system ~ it seems to lock me out of my blog ~so need to keep trying ~so i am visiting you ~just cannot leave a message ~hope you understand ~does anyone else have this problem?? (the blogs i seem to have most problems with is linda`s , claires, carolines and tinas) ~anyone any ideas??? takes me so long to visit you all!!! ~can you see the steam coming out of my ears??? :~) do hope someone can help, byeeeeeeeeee for now xx

Thursday, 20 November 2008

home sweet home

today i am showing this christmas card i have made for my cousin and his wife, using the wonderful ismaki sketch this week. at last i am using this fantastic stamp for the first time ~ for the house mouse challenge which this week is "all about christmas".

used housemouse stamp ~home sweet home, english paper company papers, quickutz circle die, see d`s word stamp, snowflakes and gems from my stash, finsished with lots of glitter (need to click pic for detail) ~used house mouse ~"mudpie wonders" stamp on the envelope.

well went out shopping yesterday with my mum and came home with my christmas outfit!! ~only took 4 hours to buy!! ~gosh it was good to be clothes shopping with no children~even had time to stop for coffee and cake mmmmmmmmmmm . so hows your christmas shopping going?? make sure you make time for yourself!!! byeeeeeeeee xx

ps blog candy alert :~ debbie has some fab candy please take a look!!
also sharon has some fab candy too ~another blog to check out!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

messy rabbit says hello

today i am showing a card i made for a special little girl called ellie ,who is going into hospital soon.
used the wonderful sketch from the 2nd nov on scrapaddicts, and produced a card following the theme over on "one stop craft", which is "petals"
used my new messy rabbit stamps from joanna sheen, studio g word stamp and finished with some glitter. ~so great to make a very girly card!!
hope you are having a great day, byeeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

daisy (ATC) card

today i am showing a birthday card i have made using the ATC from yesterday (basic grey paper and sugarnellie "daisy" stamp) ~and the great sketch this week on friday sketchers (just turned the sketch on it`s side)
used many papers from my stash , see d`s word stamp, studio g butterfly and flower stamps, quickutz photo corner die, brads and gems from my stash ~finished with lots of glitter.
hope you are having a great weekend, byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

daisy ~bling

today i am showing my ATC for this weeks ATC tilda challenge, the theme this week is "bring on the bling". don`t need an excuse to get the glitter out!!
used "daisy" sugarnellie stamp, basicgrey paper, studio g stamps and finished with glitter.

thought i would also show the ATC i received in the tilda ATC swop from a few weeks ago ~thankyou shary for sorting this out and thankyou patti for this wonderful ATC!! ~such a great surprise to get this in the post this week.

well today i am going to get my christmas cards sorted ~counted 80+ last night ~so today i will cut and put the inserts in , stamp the insides and the envelopes ~see you in a few days!!!! lesson of the day ~"when making christmas cards , complete each card ~or you end up with a very big job to do "~which i think may become quite boring!!!!
hope you have your cards sorted, have a good day, byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

pennyblack for xmas and birthday

well i thought i would have a go at the christmas and birthday challenge ~ie make one birthday card and one xmas card using the weeks sketch!!
for the birthday card i used this wonderful pennyblack image (from kristin), see d`s wording and prima flowers, brads and paper from my stash. finished with some glitter.

for the xmas card i used a pennyblack image (from jo), i also included the "my time to craft" challenge which this week is " snowmen" and "basicgrey" theme this week is "glitter".
used figgy pudding ~shiver and trinket basicgrey papers, silver glitter card and red handmade paper, quickutz poinsettia die, see d`s wording, iceblue, icicle, red, gold and silver glitter. (need to click on the pics for the glitter detail)
hope you are having a great day ~if not a little soggy, byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

tilda`s joy

well today i am showing my card for the new magnolia/stampavie challenge which this week the theme is "clean and simple" (no more than 3 colours used), i also used the sketch on scrapaddicts , for the first time.

used magnolia tilda holding present, english paper company papers and quickutz "joy!" die ~see kept it very simple (not like me)...oh and some glitter.

well i didn`t go out shopping with my mum yesterday as i had aaron home with a bad cold!! heyho there is always next week!!

just thought i would let you know cathy has some fab blog candy up for grabs congratulations on all those hits!!
byeeeeeeeeeeeee for now , enjoy your day xx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

birthday smile

today i am showing a card i have made for my nephew`s 7th birthday,we don`t see him very often as he lives in norway.

have used the fab sketch on sketch saturday, and used this pennyblack stamp~ life of the party, HOTP papers, stampendous words, sizzix~cat `n` mouse alphabet and scalloped edge tag, with ribbon from my stash, finished with glitter. (decoupaged the balloons)

also fran has some fantastic blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her one year of blogging ~please take a look ~her work is amazing!!

hope you have a great day ~i`m out shopping with my mum today, so will try and catch up with you later, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

special day

today i am showing a card using the fab sketch on friday sketchers challenge and using the colours to fit in with the ABC challenge this week which is P for pink!! ~sorry about the poor photo , not done at home and in bad lighting!! really does not show up the bright pink colours i used!! (maybe click on the pic for a better look)
used an image sent to me a long while ago from gillyflower, quickutz poinsettia die, studio g stamp and see d`s word stamp. flowers, papers, brads and gems from my stash ~ also finished with glitter and glitter gel pens!!
hope you have all had a fun weekend, byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 8 November 2008

heavenly tilda

today i am showing more xmas cards i have made for my mum (to give to a group of her friends) ~have used the fantastic sketch over on the new magnolia challenge.
used so heavenly tilda stamp, making memories paper, quickutz poinsettia die, see d`s word and dove stamp, ribbon and gems from my stash. finished with glitter.

hope you all have a wonderful weekend ~keep off the roads sunday morning ~as i`m out getting used to our new car we collected yesterday!! :~)
byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

mousterpiece xmas

today i am showing 5 cards i have made, for my mum , who asked me to make some cards for her small art group she teaches once a week, so bought this fantastic stamp from house mouse.

i used the sketch on ismaki, turned it on it`s side to fit the image, fits in with the basic grey theme this week of "christmas" and on the house of mouse challenge they have a recipe ~"ribbon, 2 buttons, felt and a scallop edge!"

i used "mousterpiece makers" housemouse stamp, basicgrey figgy pudding~trinket paper, making memories felt flower and buttons, scalloped edged tag punch, snowflake brad, ribbon and xmas stickers from my stash. added alittle glitter ~does it need anything else???

had a great bonfire night, with the family ~the boys enjoyed the sparklers and no bangs fireworks (they don`t like loud bangs)~ just lots of coloured smoke and dazzle!! us ladies sat inside, watching with a nice warm cup of tea and chocolate cake~while the boys and "big" boys played outside!!!

just to say bev has some great blog candy up for grabs , please take a look ~

lewis went in school this morning crying ~oh dear ~teacher said he is finding all day too much ~well he is only 4 years old!! ~all the children seemed very quiet this morning ~hope he is ok!!(worry mum head on today)
enjoy your day, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

back to work

today i am showing a card i made for my next door neighbour who is going back to work today , after maternity leave ~i have used the sketch on scrummystash cafe, this week.
used magnolia with bucket/bottle stamp, quickutz flourish and circles dies, stamin`up circle stamp, dove craft stamp ~finished with glitter.
hope you are having a good week , my boys went back to school today , as both their schools had staff training days yesterday. lewis will be going all day today ~he doesn`t know that ~but thought if he did ~ he wouldn`t want to go into school today ~what a bad mother i am!! (won`t stop me worring about him every minute)
byeeeeeeeee for now xx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

go for the icing!

today i am showing my card i have made for a special little boy, using the fab sketch on friday sketchers.used basicgrey papers, cuddlybuddly stamp, inkadinkado word stamp , magnolia cake and nestabilities ovals .

been to the ringwood carft fair today ~jenny was doing a wonderful demo of all her stamin`up work~ couldn`t get near her table, she was so busy!!
i did come away with some pennyblack stamps, some basicgrey christmas papers and some ribbon!!
hope you have all had a great weekend. byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 1 November 2008

the joy of giving!

well today i am showing a card made for a blogging friend using the sketch on stamp with sarahkay, and followed the theme on ABC challenge ~"O is for oval".
used ~the joy of giving ~ sarah kay stamp, basic grey papers, nestsbilities ovals, prima flowers, vellum, gems and brads from my stash , finished with glitter.

hope you all had a great halloween ~it kind of took over our house ~so had no time for blogging yesterday ~will try and catch up with you today. we had loads of children "trick and treating" from about 6am~the boys just loved , making pumkin lanterns,dressing up and answering the door with loads of sweeties. even little elsie (nearly 6 months old) from next door dressed~up, and came round for a fun evening ~ mm what can i say we enjoyed 2 bottles of wine with our next door neighbours (not the children) ~i was very merry (as i don`t drink!!)
aaron and paul really enjoyed "Lulworth Castle" yesterday ~ think we will all go next year ~as it was real halloween fun for all the family!!
enjoy your weekend. byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx