Wednesday, 30 April 2008

New challenge blog

If you love making skinnys or haven't even had a go, then have a look a new monthly challenge blog. It's called Sea-gals Monthly Skinny Challenges. It's not a quick fix challenge blog, this one you really have to think about it LOL. So, if you need just a bit more than the average challenge blog, join in with this new challenge and have loads of fun :)

Rudolph Day

I know, I know I'm late again LOL, but at least I'm making cards, plus they fit in with the monthly challenge on Auntys forum, so I get points for the team!!!. Anyways, here's a picture of my christmas cards.

The picture isn't that great, but hey ho! neither is the weather at the moment LOL.

Thanks for looking.

Design team work

I've added some of my design team work on Sassy Crafts blog. Pop along and check out the other members of the design team, their work is fabby! And don't forget, today is that last day to grab some scrummy Basic Grey goodies

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

My first Inchy

Yep, that's right, I've made my very first Inchy, and it's for a great new challenge blog Inchy by Inch . It's the first challenge and there's blog candy up for grabs!!!
The first challenge this week is to incorporate a WORD on your inchy. This first challenge will run for two weeks to give people the chance to find us!
I used my gorgeous Basic Grey stamps - Grow a garden (check out Sassy Crafts for this set and more) and a prima flower with a touch of added bling for good measure.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Anniversary card

This is a card that I made for my husband for our anniversary (which is today!). I don't really like it, but it's all I can manage at the moment, this cold is not helping matters!!!!!. I'm going to try and do some challenges later. I've really missed doing them while I was away on holiday, and now that I've ordered more Magnolia stamps from Sassy Crafts I haven't got any excuses not to craft LOL.
I used my Cricut to cut the hearts, Basic Grey rub-ons for the wording on the heart, and Basic Grey two scoops paper. The Happy Anniversary is a stamp by Penny Black.
Thanks for looking.

I've been tagged .....

by Caroline. I have to write down 7 random things about myself!!!! So here goes 1. I'm not very domesticated - h****work is way down on my daily to-do-list. 2. When I was very small I used to eat raw sausages - YUCK!!!! I still eat raw potatoes! 3. I had my first computer when I was 8. 4. My craft room is a total mess. 5. I have a gorgeous picture of my dog Bear on my phone. 6. I need to use more and buy less (HA!) 7. Apples give me heartburn. I'll sort out the people to pass this on shortly - things to do.

Fabby News

I was picked to join the Design Team for Sassy Crafts and I'm over the moon. There are three other members of the team and they all produce gorgeous and amazing pieces are art, check out their blogs, Paula, Jules and Lisa. If you love Magnolia stamps go check out Sassy Crafts, Emma has just had another great big delivery!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

I got a cold :(

I'm back from my holiday visiting my family and now I have a stinking cold. All I want to do is craft, but I haven't got the energy, so the only way I know how to pick myself up is to order some crafting goodies from Sassy Crafts LOL. The only problem I had was which of the new Magnolia stamps to pick. I was very good, but I know it won't last LOL. Whilst I was away I was tagged 4 times, so I'll sort all that out tomorrow (when my head is a little clearer!). And fingers crossed I'll have some things to show :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge #30, Tag You're It #2, Papertake Weekly, Lots to do Challenges #4

Because I'm going to my parents for 6 days tomorrow, I've combined a few challenges together. ArtyGirlz challenge is Ribbons (go check out the blog - fabby prize to be won!), Tag You're It challenge is Polka Dots and Papertake Weekly is All that glitters and finally Lots to do Challenges, their challenge is Tag it. I used my Magnolia stamp which I bought from Sassy Crafts and by the look of things Emma is getting more in! my poor bank account!!!!! I painted Tilda with Twinkling H2os and used Stickles for the wings. Well I had better get going, I haven't made my mum a birthday card yet!!! Thanks for looking.

Blog Candy

No it's not me giving anything away LOL, it's very hard for me to use my stash let alone give it away!!!. It's Emma at Sassy Crafts , she is giving a stamp as blog candy from her newly stocked range of stamps by Catslife Press Stamps. Go take a look at the blog.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Sea-Gals Skinnys Challenge

Caroline has started up a new challenge blog Sea-Gals Skinnys. A new challenge is set every Friday, so pop along and have a go :). This week the challenge is 'things with wings'. This is the very first skinny I've made, and I found it strange working on that scale. The stamp I used is made by Third Coast Stamps which I bought from Sassy Crafts. I love this set of little flying piggies LOL. The paper is Basic Grey, Two Scoops (which you can also purchase from Sassy Crafts as well as all the new papers from Basic Grey). I coloured in Mr Piggy with Twinkling H2os. Thanks for looking.

Toppers, Tags and ATCs #3

This week over on Toppers, Tags and ATCs the challenge is Your 3rd mission, should you choose to accept :) is to create a Tag, Topper or ATC with the Theme of FLOWERS AND CIRCLES it can be male, female, young or old. There are no other rules relating to your creation. I have been fiddling around for ages trying to put something together. I found this floral topper in one of my drawers (the drawer that I chuck things in 'cause I don't know what to do with them) and just stuck in on. Simple when I didn't have to think about it LOL.

Check out the challenge blog, they have a prize for this week!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Anyone for a skinny?

Do you fancy a new challenge? Do you enjoy making skinnys? or are you like me, never made a skinny in your life before? Well it's time you (and me) tried something different. Take a look at this new challenge blog Sea-Gals Skinnys, and have a go, you never know, you might even have loads of fun :).

Woooohooooo I've won a challenge

I'm over the moon, I've won a challenge over on Toppers, Tags and ATCs for my couple of glitter ATCs . There's a prize for this weeks challenge winner so go and have a go, you never know it could be you next week, blushing with pride :).

Rudolph Day

I'm never organised at christmas (to be honest I'm never organised LOL) but hopefully this year will be different. I decided to join in with SSCC (Storms Seasonal Christmas Club) over on Auntys forum. At the beginning of the year alot of us made a commitment to make christmas cards and presents, save money for postage etc. (the list goes on), and me I'm lagging way behind everyone (I think). Here is just some of the cards I made yesterday

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Our new baby Tanya

White Socks had her baby today at 11.50, and because it's my niece's birthday today - Happy Birthday Tanya, we (myself and Martin) have decided to call the new baby Tanya. Fingers crossed I'll be able to get a better photo of Tanya tomorrow.

Arty Girlz Challenge #29

This week on Arty Girlz challenge blog is BLACK & WHITE as usual you choose the format so you could make a card, do a scrapbooking layout Altered Art, anything its up to you.
I used a cow and wording stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, used my nestibilities to frame the cow added a touch of ribbon and that's it. A really quick and simple card.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge #15

This weeks challenge was a toughy for me on Funky Fairys, because Your challenge for week #15, if you wish to accept it, (and why not? You're brave), is to design a MALE/BOY themed card. I don't do male cards EEEK!. Anyway, I was dying to use my new Basic Grey Archaic pad, buttons and brads (which I bought from Sassy Crafts - Emma, am I on commission? LOL). I also used a stamp from Rubbadubbadoo. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

My Time to Craft Challenge #9 and Theme Thursday

While I was making a card for Theme Thursday I added some faux stitching, and then I realised that was the challenge on My Time to Craft, so I've combined both challenges. I love this stamp from PaperArtsy which I bought from Sassy Crafts (they have a great selection of stamps).

Monday, 7 April 2008

Toppers, Tags and ATCs #2

This week on Toppers, Tags and ATCs the challenge is to create a Tag, Topper or ATC with the Theme of GLITTER! it can be male, female, young or old. There are no other rules relating to your creation. I had the right paper for the job, DCWV, the glitter mat stack, I also used a few funky flowers from Just Pots and to finish the second ATC I used some Stickles.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Ismaki challenge #13

This week on Ismaki is a great sketch by Petra. Here is my attempt at the sketch. I used a Magnolia stamp bought from Sassy Crafts and the paper is Flip Flops by The Paper Loft and I couldn't resist using Chester chipboard by Me and My Big Ideas (which have been lying around for ages just waiting to be used). I coloured in the stamp using Twinkling H20s.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Thank God it's Friday

This week on Thank God it's Friday, the theme is Faces so I got out my favorite stamp (made by Third Coast Stamps, which I bought from Sassy Crafts) at the moment and had a play. I wanted to make a black and white card but I do like a touch of colour - hence the red flower. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background. Thanks for looking.

Funky Fairys Challenge #14

This week on Funky Fairys blog the challenge is I want you to make something tall and skinny (like I want to look!! LOL). It can be a card, tag, bookmark - you decide, just make sure it is tall and slim :o). So I dug out a tall thin stamp from Magenta and my Crate Paper Kate Collection and came up with this card.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Toppers, Tags and ATCs

Sally from Auntys forum has started a new challenge blog Toppers, Tags and ATCs which should be loads of fun. The first challenge is Your mission, should you choose to accept :) is to create a Tag, Topper or ATC with the Theme of BIRTHDAY! it can be male, female, young or old. There are no other rules relating to your creation.
This is my ATC for the challenge .
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Wednesday Stamper Challenge

I just can't get enough of challenges at the moment, and Wednesday Stamper is new for me. This weeks challenge is show us the many shades of PURPLE! Do you like to combine it with one or several other colors? We look forward to your colorful interpretations. I couldn't let this one pass so here's my purple card. I bought the Magnolia stamp from Sassy Crafts. I used a selection of Prima flowers and the paper is made by Scrapworks.

If you are on the look out for a new great challenge blog, have a look at Toppers, Tags and ATCS It's brand spanking new so join in the fun!