Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar

See I told you I made a few male cards. I love this image, infact I love all LOTV stamps, shame I don't have enough hours in the day to play with them more!
I'm playing along with A Spoon Full of Sugar and the challenge is 'Anything Goes'
Paper: BasicGrey Mellow
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Lazy Afternoon, sentiment Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart button punch, Stampin' Up! twine, corner punch
Thanks for looking.

And another .....

Yep, here's anoth male card, but the more I look at the image, it looks more girly. Hey ho my nephew would have received it by now and I expect he'll be more interested with the present inside!
I'm playing along with the following challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - 118 use shapes
Papertake Weekly - cut it out
Little Red Wagon - BasicGrey
Paper: BasicGrey boxer
Stamp: Lili of the Valley balloon bunny
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Curved Rectangles mega nesties, various Stampin' Up! punches, Martha Stewart punch and computer generated sentiment.
Thanks for looking.

Stamp with Fun 86

I've been back for a week now, and I've been busy making a few male cards. I enjoyed making them, but I can't wait to get back to some girly ones (I've been shopping at LOTV again and I'm waiting for another order to arrive ssshhhhh don't tell DH!). My dad is recovering well after his triple heart by-pass, that's what I was up to over in the UK, trying to look after both my parents. I must say, dad is taking really good care of himself and doing what he's told, just wish I could say the same about my mum *roll eyes* she won't ever change, and I suppose that's why soo many people love her.
Anyway enough waffle!, this card I made using the sketch over at Stamp with Fun. I changed a couple of things, because I didn't look at the sketch when I was sticking everything down DUH!
Paper: Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage
Stamp: Lili of the Valley footbal crazy and Verve Stamps Birthday Bash
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Crop-a-dile, eyelets and chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Sketch and Stash

Yeah, I'm playing with Sketch and Stash challenge again. I really wanted to use this stamp before (as I've had it for ages, hangs my head with shame!), but until now it hasn't seen a drop of ink. And of course, Sketch and Stash has a wonderful sketch to follow.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Little Girls - swing time, Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, chalk, Textile embossing folder, Prima flowers, frosted lace stickles.
Thanks for looking.

I'm a Motivet comment winner

Wooohoooo, I couldn't believe my eyes when I read on the Motivet blog that I had won 5 stamps, and all I had to do was leave a comment. Pop along to the blog and check out the wonderful creations by the DT. All the information about winning is on the blog, so what are you waiting for, who can resist these gorgeous stamps?!?!?

Friday, 5 November 2010

Dutch Dare Challenge

I've been playing around with my new stamps (well they aren't that new anymore) Frame It from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I must say, I love the clean and simple look and it's really easy with this set. Dutch Dare Card Challenge is 'Clean and Simple' and my card ticks the box. Believe it or not, but the card is white, it's just really difficult to take decent pictures with the dull, gloomy weather we've been having here.
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, frosted lace Stickles
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Friday Sketchers

I've been pretty busy over the last couple of days making cards and at last I'm feeling better. I've had a rotten cold for nearly two weeks and it was driving me scatty! Before it's too late, I'd best post my card for Friday Sketchers challenge. Stamp: Lili of the Valley Little Nurse, Stampin' Up! Curvey Verses Paper: Pink Paislee 365º Degrees Ink: Memento, Versacolor umber Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot embossing folder. Thanks for looking. Oh well, I just noticed that the challenge closes at midday, that will teach me!!!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A card at long last

Yep, I'm still forgetting to post on here. Oh well, I think I might be a bit late for Lili of the Valley challenge this week, but I don't care ;), I enjoyed playing along with the sketch. I've been playing with my new papers that I bought when I was over with my parents, and I LOVE them, G.C.D. Studios Ella Blue and I also got Paris Nights 'cause I couldn't make up my mind which pad to get. Stamp: Lili of the Valley Rosie Posy Paper: g.c.d. studios Ella Blue Ink: Memento, Distress Ink vintage photo and brushed corduroy Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Peony nesties, ribbon, retro flower punch medium and small. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Mojo Monday

Yeah! I've started to play with my new Verve Stamps, so I played along with Mojo Monday. I left the bow off my card as it looked too much.
Stamp: Verve Stamps Fabulous You and Birthday Surprise
Paper: BasicGrey Cappella paper pad
Ink: ColorBox chalk dark brown and Ranger brushed corduroy distress ink
Accessores: Cuttlebug, Magnolia dies doily flowers and peony petals, lace, Paper crimper, BasicGrey Cappella buttons and gem.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

I couldn't resist playing along with this weeks challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge it's a fabby sketch to use up some left over bits.
Paper: BasicGrey wisteria paper pad, Bazzill cardstock
Stamp: Waltzingmouse stamps Say it with Style
Ink: Versafine
Accessories: Lace, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders labels 4, circle nesties, white embossing powder
Thanks for looking

Crafting Life's Pieces

Chelsea over at Crafting Life's Pieces is having an amazing blog candy, all you need to do is pop along to her blog (and have a good look around, her creations are truly breathtaking, so grab a coffee, tea or wine 'cause you're going to be there for a while!) and do the following
Post my candy on your side bar with link back to my blog Become a follower of my CLP Challenge blog (would love if you take part in the challenges sometime) Enter your name with Linky Tools below
The candy ends 18th October.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Another card

woohooo, I'm on a roll, two cards in one week!!!
I have loads of birthday and christmas cards to make before October, 'cause I think I'll be spending most of October over with my parents, so I have to get very organised (well that's my plan anyway). So my computer playtime has to be cut big time! eeeeekk (wonder how long that will last eh!).
I've played along with the following challenges:
Stamp with fun: challenge 76 sketch
A Pocket Full of Posies: challenge 6 floral fantasy
Daring Cardmakers: There's somethig in the air - come fly with me
Totally Papercrafts: challenge 34 happy birthday
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: challenge 101 anything goes
Paper: BasicGrey Wisteria paper pad Stamp: Lili of the Valley fairies -on tiptoe, Stampin' Up! Oval All Ink: Memento Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Stampin' Up! oval punch, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stickles frosted lace, Magnolia doily flower die and pearls.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Long time no post ....

but now I've remembered that I have a blog, I thought I'd better post something LOL!
I made a card using one of my fav stamp companies - Verve Stamps (and it wasn't one of the new release even though I bought the whole release which I said I wasn't going to!). As I needed a sympathy card I reached for Forever in Our Hearts.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends - challenge 7 distressing
ABC challenge - D is for distressing
Paper: Pink Paislee 365º Degrees Stamp: Verve Forever in Our Hearts Ink: Versafine onyx black, distress ink brushed corduroy Accessories: Versamark, black embossing powder, Cuttlebug, nesties, distressed stripes embossing folder.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Create 4 Fun

Create 4 Fun is giving away another Martha Stewart Daisy Fan punch in a blog candy. All that you need to do is:
1.) Add your name and URL with Mr.. Linky
2.) Add the "Candy Create4fun image" on your blog linking back to mine please
3.) Become a follower
As soon as there are 1150 followers the candy will be given away, so hurry up and sign up.

A thousand sheets of paper blog candy

Amy is giving away a 1000 sheets of paper in a mammoth blog candy giveway, so pop along to her blog and leave a comment and just keep your fingers crossed for the big day on 3rd September and the winners will be announced on 4th.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Blog Candy

I've been meaning to post about this candy for a number of days. Claire over at CraftyC's Crafting Library is having a wonderful blog candy giveaway - YUMMY! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog and give a shout out on your blog, so if you want to win this little lot, pop across to her blog and give her some love (and have a look at her gorgeous creations - best get a cuppa, you'll be there for a while!)

Ends 18th September.

Cardz 'n' Scrapz comp

The competition over on Cardz 'n' Scrapz forum was a sketch - a great one - and I had to play along, so this is my card. The colours are so different on these photos, strange!
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Rosie Posy
Paper: BasicGrey Cappella
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart garden trellis punch and frond punch, pearl, Prima flower, Stickles frosted lace, ribbon.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Friday Sketchers 116

I don't know whats happening with me lately, I've made another card LOL! This time I played along with Friday Sketchers and as always a fabby sketch to follow.
Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie stamps - You Lift Me Up, Papermania clear sentiment stamp
Paper: BasicGrey green at heart paper pad
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders labels 10, Swirls embossing folder, Copics, BasicGrey green at heart buttons, Prima flowers, Stickles frosted lace, chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Another LOTV card

I think I might be a little late posting this card for a few challenges that I played along with, but heyho.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley: challenge 61 sketch
Stamp with Fun: challenge 73 card for a girl
A Pocket Full of Posies: challenge 5 winged things
Wild Orchid Challenge: challenge 3 make it sparkle
Magical Monday Challenge: challenge 3 flowers
Create 4 Fun: challenge 56 make a birthday card
Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Fairy on Tiptoes, Stampin' Up! Oval All
Paper: Papermania Rose Garden
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nesties, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, ribbon, Stickles frosted lace, chalk, Stampin' Up! oval punch
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


Last friday Verve Stamps had an Anni-VERVE-sary party with a fantastic release of their new stamps. And I must say WOW, every set I WANT, which is very strange 'cause there is always one set that's not my style (from all the different companies I order from). I really wish my bank balance would say 'OK, order them now' but it doesn't :(.
Anyway, apart from the gorgeous new stamps, Julee had a challenge - a five sketch challenge - and I made cards and guess what???? I had them uploaded before the time *faint* (I'm just really slow at adding things to my blog!). So here are the cards that I made
Card 1
Stamp: Verve Just for You
Card: Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss
Paper: Pink Paislee Queen Bee
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders labels 1 and nesties
Card 2
Stamp: Verve Just for You
Card: Stampin' Up! Barely Banana
Paper: BasicGrey Origins
Ink: Versafine onyx black and Versacolor umber
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nesties, ribbon
Card 3
Stamp: Verve Beautiful You
Card: Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink and Bordering Blue
Paper: BasicGrey Cappella
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nesties, lace, American Craft ribbon, Crafts-Too butterfly embossing folder, Prima Flower, Prima pearl flower centre
Card 4
Card: Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana
Ink: Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Old Olive
Accessories: Stampin' Up! circle punch, Versamark, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart garden trellis punch, Prima flower, Prima gems, Stickles frosted lace.
Card 5
Stamp: Verve Fluttering By
Card: Stampin' Up! Real Red, Barely Banana
Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nesties, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Stampin' Up! Real Red ribbon, gems
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Blog Candy

Geraldine over at Littlesnippets is offering gorgeous blog candy to celebrate her new DT. If you love the candy take a look at her shop Little Snippets craft embellishments and you'll be amazed at her creations. I can highly recommend Little Snippets, I've just bought from her shop and wow it arrived the following day (with a few freebies *wink*). So what are you waiting for, pop along to Littlesnippets blog and have a go.
Ends 31 August.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Paperplay and Charisma Cardz

Yep, my card covers two challenges
Paperplay: week 30 - anything goes
Charisma Cardz: challenge 30 - something with a tail
This card I made for my husband who celebrated his birthday on monday (yes it takes me a while to upload on here!). I thought I'd better use some Verve Stamps - as I've ordered quite a few in their 3 year Anniversary sale (I love sales!!!) and the growing number of stamps that have yet to see ink is growing.
Paper: Pink Paislee 365º Degrees paper pad Stamps: Verve Stamps Birthday Surprise and Black Tie Birdies Ink: Memento Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Ranger's glossy accents and chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 26 July 2010

More blog candy

Rach over at Papercrafts by Rach is also giving away some wonderful blog candy, not just one candy but two!
The first candy
This first candy is for the following.. Neenah Classic Crest smooth - natural white pack 50 sheets Neenah classic crest super smooth -solar white pack 50 sheets a total of 100 sheets…
The second candy
A set of Hanglar and Stanglar stamps Kit 6
This gorgeous candy ends on 4th August.

Blog Candy

Dawny P over at Pink Piggy has some gorgeous Lili of the Valley candy up for grabs. All you have to do is:
become a follower if you aren't already, mention it on your blog and link back to me here, and finally leave your name with Mr Linky
This candy closes 5th August.