Friday, 28 November 2008

Oppps, I forgot .....

to put this card on my blog. I made it a little while back for Sketch Saturday challenge. Here's the sketch
Paper: K & Co Roam
Stamp: Whiff of Joy stamps Melinda blowing kisses
Accessories: Prima quick picks, lace, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, watercolour pencils, Ranger perfect pearls.
Thanks for looking

More wonderful blog candy

This is the blog candy that Kari is giving away. And Bev is giving away this wonderful selection of candy.
Don't forget that Sally is giving away a Bootiful Stampz every day.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Gorgeous blog candy

Check out Sugar Nellie, gorgeous candy up for grabs Sally is still giving away wonderful candy over on Bootiful Stamps

Sketch Saturday #26

I have been AWOL again. I just don't know where the days/weeks/months are going and I can't believe it's just 5 weeks till christmas, I seem to just keep running round in circles! Oh well, on a brighter note I did manage to make a birthday card for my nephew. I used this weeks sketch over on Sketch Saturday. Paper: BasicGrey archaic Stamp: Forever Friends Accessories: StazOn jet black ink, H2os, watercolour pencils, BasicGrey archaic buttons, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, computer printed sentiment. All the linked stash can be bought at Sassy Crafts. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #36

Over on My Time to Craft this weeks challenge is Snowmen. And again for this challenge I used Snow Juggler by Sugar Nellie. He's a great stamp and so easy to colour in.
Paper: Dovecraft Christmas Blues
Stamp: Sugar Nellie's Snow Juggler from Funky Kits.
Accessories: watercolour pencils, glitter, Cuttlebug, snowflakes embossing folder.
Thanks for looking.
Just a reminder,
for you to pop along to Bootiful Stampz today for the chance to win a stamp in the Big Bootiful Stampz Giveaway.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Bootiful Stampz Big Giveaway

Have you checked out Bootiful Stampz blog recently? Well Sally is kindly giving away a stamp every day for the month of November and all you have to do is go onto the blog and leave a comment and spread the word on your blog - simple (now that's what I like LOL).

Papertake Weekly Challenge

I've started making my christmas cards again, woooohooo (and it's about time too! LOL). Anyway I thought I'd play along with Papertake Weekly challenge this week, they have a great sketch. Paper: Doodlebug whimsical winter collection Stamps: Sugar Nellie's Snow Juggler from Funky Kits and Penny Black sentiment stamp Accessories: H2o's, glitter, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge

One Stop Craft Challenge blog is a new challenge blog and this is only the second week of challenges so go along and join in. The challenge for this week is 'Things with wings' and of course I had to get out my Whiff of Joy Stamps out. Paper: BasicGrey Urban Prairie from Sassy Crafts Stamp: Whiff of Joy stamps, Melinda hugging heart Accessories: H2os, watercolour pencils, Prima quick picks, Dovecraft brads, Ranger liquid pearls and ribbon.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Blog Candy

Take a look at all this wonderful blog candy. Would you like to have a chance of winning, just pop along to Bev's blog All The Things I Love and leave a comment. Also, whilst you're there, check out her amazing creations.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Sketch Saturday #23

This week over at Sketch Saturday Coco designed a wonderful sketch. I just had to play along :)
Paper: BasicGrey Blush
Stamp: Sarah Kay Fannys cuddle - check out the new christmas stamps at Sassy Crafts ;)
Accessories: Ric rac, watercolour pencils, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 27 October 2008

House Mouse stamps

Have you seen these beauties? Sassy Crafts has started stocking Stampabilities stamps, House Mouse and Happy Hopper stamps.
Now my biggest decision is which of the fabby new stamps do I buy first LOL!.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Dream Street Papers

I've made a layout with Dream Street Papers Rue collection for the 'In The Spotlight' at Sassy Crafts. Check out Sassy Crafts as the DSP are on sale for one week only, and that's for all the different collections. The flowers are Junkitz large blossoms and I used my Cricut to cut the other flowers out of the DSP. I always smile at these photos and I can tell you I had hundreds of Tanya trying to make Bear look at the camera, but he just wouldn't. What do people say "never work with children or animals" LOL, that is sooooo true! Paper: Dream Street Papers Rue collection Accessories: Junkitz flowers, Dovecraft brads, Cricut, Stickles.

Blog Candy

The very talented Juliet is giving away some wonderful blog candy for reaching 10,000 hits. So if you would like to have a chance at winning these goodies, pop along to her blog and leave a comment.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

I've been given an award

from the very talented Juliet. Check out her blog, her creations will blow you away. Thank you Juliet, this means a lot to me :)

Design team work

With a kit that Emma from Sassy Crafts sent me, I created this layout. The papers are the gorgeous BasicGrey Ambrosia. Cardstock: Bazzill Paper: BasicGrey Ambrosia Stamp: BasicGrey flourish corners Accessories: Junkitz flowers, StazOn, Prima Brad Bitt, lace. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Wonderful Blog Candy

Take a look at all these wonderful goodies, I've just found some more gorgeous blog candy over at Rach's blog Papercrafts by Rach. Pop along and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning :)

Monday, 20 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

I noticed that I haven't posted these cards I made (granted too late to enter them for the challenges, but I do love the sketches) one card is for my brother in law. Both cards I took from previous sketches from Sketch Saturday - which reminds me to use last saturdays sketch. Paper: BasicGrey Vagabond collection Stamp: Third Coast stamps (can be bought from Sassy Crafts) Accessories: Dovecraft metal brads, Versafine ink, computer printed sentiment Paper: BasicGrey Two Scoops (from Sassy Crafts) Stamp: Sarah Kay Rose's Garden (again from Sassy Crafts) Accessories: H2os, BasicGrey two scoops button, cuttlebug, nestabilities, thread.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

More blog candy

Rosietoes (Edna) is celebrating an anniversary, so go check out her wonderful blog, as she is giving away some blog candy. I've 'known' Rosietoes for a number of years now, and I love looking at her wonderful creations.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blog Candy Alert

This is the gorgeous selection of Candy that Julie over at Scrapping Away is given away, so pop over there and leave a comment :)

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas ....

No I haven't lost the plot, but have you seen the new BasicGrey Wassail collection? They are truly scrummy. Here's a little taster And what's even better, pop along to Sassy Crafts as they are all on sale for a limited time. Well I'm off to do a little shopping LOL!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Design Team call

Sassy Craft is looking for two new members to join the Design Team. All the information is on the blog. Why not have a go ;)

Friday Sketchers #23

Wow, it's been ages since I've played along with Friday Sketchers. As I needed a card for my sister in laws birthday, I thought this sketch would be perfect.
Paper: K & Co classic
Accessories: StazOn jet black, H2os, watercolour pencils, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, lace, Ranger liquid pearls, Ranger icicle stickles.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Sassy Crafts weekly challenges

I've been a bad blogger! I've also forgotten to post some cards I made for Sassy Crafts challenge. The first card is following the sketch for the challenge and the other two, I just wanted to use my new Alota Rubber stamps LOL. Paper: BasicGrey Euphoria - I love this collection, it's really easy to use Stamp: Sarah Kay, my sweet Lili - this is also a new stamp and it's really cute Accessories: H2os, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Prima got flowers, Hero Art gemstones and lace. Paper: DCWV Blossoms and butterflies Stamp: Alota Rubber stamp kids collection Accessories: Watercolour pencils, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Paper: Dovecraft Birthday and Dovecraft designer paper pack Stamp: Alota Rubber Stamp kids collection Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, various pens and ribbon Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Cutie Sunday challenge

I haven't played along with Cutie Sunday challenge blog before, but I'm always looking at the fabby sketches, so I thought why not join in. So I did ;) This is the great sketch for this week and this is my take on the sketch. Paper: K & Co McKenna Stamp: Whiff of Joy stamps Melinda hugging heart and Stampin Up! circle of friendship Ink: Stazon, Distress ink tattered rose Accessories: watercolour pencils, glitter, Prima quick picks and small got flowers, Dovecraft brads, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

I'm heartbroken tonight

My little Dottie died just after giving birth to her baby boy this evening. I've cried buckets over her. Martin is really upset too, and the vet (who was here helping with the birth) couldn't believe it. After the vet got the little boy out, Dottie started bleeding big time, and there was nothing the vet could do. I know it's natural on a farm, but I hate it when anything dies, it's horrible when cattle is taken to the marts to sell, but this is horrible.
Anyway, this is a picture of Dottie taken two days ago, when I was telling her what a lovely mammy she is going to be.

Friday, 26 September 2008

At long last

a card. I don't know where this month has gone, it's just flying by. Anyway, I made a card the other day (and yes I forgot to post a piccy on here). I love the new stamps from Whiff of Joy Stamps, they are just gorgeous. As I've had a few stamps for a little while without letting them anywhere near the ink, I thought it was about time I put one of them to work. So this is the end result. Paper: Daisy D's Attic Heirlooms collection Stamp: Whiff of Joy Stamps Melinda blowing kisses and SU simply said sentiment stamp Accessories: H2os, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Prima quick picks and got flowers, Stampendous fine glitter Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Ismaki challenge #29

I haven't played along with the Ismaki challenge blog for a while, so I decided to have a go this week. The added option was to add an envelope, but I thought that might be too much for my card, so I left it off. Paper: Chatterbox Cottage collection Stamp: Magnolia Shabby Chic Tilda, Willow Design make a wish Ink: StazOn jet black, Distress ink tattered rose, Versacolor baby blue Accessories: Chipboard swirls, buttons, ribbon bows, dovecraft brad, watercolour pencils, Adirondack willow paint dabber, Stampendous multi ultra fine glitter.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #14

This week over on Sketch Saturday there's a great sketch, plus the wonderful creations from the DT, you've got to check them out.
Paper: BasicGrey Euphoria
Stamp: Sarah Kay precious moments
Ink: Stazon jet black, Distress ink tattered rose
Accessories: Watercolour pencils, Nestabilities, ribbon, various Prima 'got flowers' Sakura pen, Dovecraft brads.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Sassy Crafts weekly challenges

This weeks challenge over at Sassy Crafts is 'Thinking of you'. My card this week was very quick and simple to make. Cardstock: Bazzill leapfrog Stamp: BasicGrey Insignia, Inkadinkado noteworthy thinking of you Ink: Bazzinks leapfrog and Ivy, Dauber duos cardinal Accessories: Ribbon.

Penny Black wedding card

Last friday we went to a wonderful wedding of two friends of ours, Siobhán and Seamús - and it's about time they got married! The weather was ok, I'm just thankful that it stayed dry. Afterwards we went to the reception. The Cromleach Lodge is in the middle of nowhere up a mountain, but the views took my breath away! Me and Martin are going back there when (if) the weather improves. Paper: BasicGrey Blush Stamp: Penny Black - Long Kiss! Inks: Stazon jet black, Distress ink tattered rose Accessories: H2os, Nestabilities, lace, peel off, various flowers and a button.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Another award

I've been given an award from Lea, a very talented lady (go check out her blog!). Lea gave me this award a little while back, and because I've been having big problems getting into blogger I haven't been able to display my award - and thank Lea.
So thank you Lea from the bottom of my heart *kisses*
The rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
- I will be back in the morning to add the blogs - Martin is shouting at me to put Bear out *rolleyes*
Right, I'm back. Here is my list (in no particular order)
Lea - right back at ya! 'cause I love your blog too!

ATC swap

As I've been unable to get into blogger recently, I'm just catching up with all my going ons. Over at Auntys forum the last ATC swap was 'cute'. So here is a selection of my cute ATCs. Just hope the ladies like them!!!! I can't wait for the collection to be sent out.
I'm banging my head on my desk AARRRRRGGGGG this dial up is really effecting my peace of mind!!!!
I'll be back later, as I've more to update on here.

Monday, 18 August 2008

Sassy Crafts weekly challenges

Have you checked out Sassy Crafts blog recently? Emma has started a weekly challenge and this week is 'No stamping' - and she isn't joking!!! Anyway, these are my attempts for the past two challenges The first challenge was 'Distressing'

Card/paper: Core'dination, and BasicGrey Boxer Stamp: Third Coast Stamps pretty face and BasicGrey Insignia Ink: Versafine, Distress inks, Accessories: Prima minnie can stone rose 1, gold imbossing powder, dovecraft metallic brads, Heidi Swapp edge distresser. And the second one was 'A Recipe' 1 Scalloped Edge 2 Flowers 1 Piece of ribbon 2 Brads 1 Circle 2 Squares Paper: BasicGrey Two Scoops, Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with flower Inks: Stazon jet black, Bazzinks leapfrog Accessories: watercolour pencils, Prima flowers, Dovecraft brads, lace, Cricut.