Saturday, 29 January 2011

In2Stamps new release candy last day

Yep, it's the final day (shame I missed the first few!). Fingers crossed for me to win :)
Go over the the In2Stamps blog and follow the instructions
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Teddy with Bouquet

I think my mojo is returning (slowly, very slowly). Here's a card that I made for Sketch Saturday. I also dug out an old paper pad that I've had for ages (and haven't used!), K & Co Isabella.
Sketch Saturday: challenge 139
Paper Play: challenge 4 layer it up
Rainbow Lady's Challenge: challenge 137 beary good
Crafty Catz: challenge 67 flowers
Teddy Stampers: challenge 28 anything goes
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Teddy with Bouquet
Paper: K & Co Isabella pad and core'dination cardstock
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Prima flowers and Prima pearl centre, Pearls, scrabble letters and lace.
Thanks for looking.

In2Stamps new release candy day 5

You know what to do .... pop along to the In2Stamps blog
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

In2Stamps new release candy

I keep forgetting to post about this new release, oh well it's day 4 (out of 6), better late than never. Pop along to the In2Stamps blog and follow the instructions:
All you have to do is: Place the banner shown above TODAY on your blog in a post (not in the sidebar) with a link to the In2stamps inspiration blog. Leave a comment why you would like to win this stamp Add your name & blog address in Mister Linky.
Good luck :)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Lili of the Valley

I love this image from Lili of the Valley, the cat is adorable. My cat is poorly tonight, there's something wrong with his leg, so I'm going to try and take him to the vets tomorrow. When I say he's my cat, he's not really. He just turned up one day and decided to stay, and he's still very wild, so I think it's going to be fun and games tomorrow!! I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Creative Stamp Friends - challenge 17 shapes Paperminutes - challenge 150 flowers Stamp Something - cute Basic Grey - challenge 36 flower power Cutie Sunday - challenge 128 anything goes Wow, that's a few! Paper: BasicGrey green at Heart Stamp: Lili of the Valley Me and my Cat, sentiment Waltzingmouse Stamp Frame It Ink: Memento Accessories: Copics, chalk, Retro flower punches medium and small, corner rounder punch. Thanks for looking.

The Sugar Bowl

Yep, I've been playing with my new Sugar Nellie downloads and this one is called Joy, and she's a little cutie! This is the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl
Digi Stamp: Sugar Nellie Joy Sitting and Waltzingmouse Stamps Say it with Style
Paper: K & Co Tim Coffey Daffodil pad
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Copics, Retro flower punch small and medium, brads, gems and chalk.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 21 January 2011

An Award

Whilst I was sick in bed with the flu, the very talented and generous Elaine from A Technophobes Blog gave me this truly wonderful award. This flu hit me for six, it knocked me right off my feet and put me in bed for a couple of days, all I could do was drag myself to the bathroom and back to bed. I'm still not much better, but at least I'm out of bed and able to eat very small amounts of food. I haven't made a card since and I'm dying to get back as I have a few images just waiting for a bit of colour! Anyway, back to my wonderful award .....

There are a couple of conditions for the award

You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

Dear bloggers:The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.As always, the hardest part is to pick who to pass this on to, there are so many bloggers I could give it to, so.......

Sarah from Where Art Happens

Linda from The Funkie Junkie

Chelsea from Crafting Life's Pieces

Deirdre from Colour and Ink

Wendy from Wendy Made and all things crafty

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to sit long enough to make a card.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Viva la Verve week 1

Each week over at SCS (SplitCoastStampers) Verve Stamps has a sketch challenge and at the end of the month a winner is picked from all the people that have completed the sketches for that month. So I decided to play along this month (well I made a card for the first week!).
Card: Papermania A6 kraft card
Stamp: Verve Stamps kind words
Paper: DCWV the linen closet stack
Ink: Distress ink brushed corduroy
Accessories: Lace, lace butterfly from Little Snippets, Spellbinders labels 4, gems, Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Another card with Faith

I think I love these new images from Sugar Nellie, so I thought I might as well dig out my new papers and lace that I received from my Secret Santa (Lia, big thanks and kisses) from Cardz 'n' Scrapz forum and shop. And WOW these papers are devine and I did manage to get my scissors to them (just about) LOL, also the lace from Kaisercraft are gorgeous they feel and look very scrummy!
Wild Orchid Challenge - challenge 14 sketch
Tip Top Tuesday - challenge 17 anything goes
Stamp Something - anything goes
Stamp: Sugar Nellie digi Faith, Waltzingmouse Stamps frame it
Paper: BasicGrey curio and DCWV the old world mat stack
Ink: Distress inks brushed corduroy and vintage photo, Versafine onyx black
Accessories: Copics, Kaisercraft cream lace, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterfly, Cosmic Shimmer Mist meadow lust, pearls and gems.
Thanks for looking.


Yep I've finally printed off my new digis from Sugar Nellie and the one I've used for this card is called Faith, and I must say the four new girls are totally gorgeous and a dream to colour. I followed the wonderful sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I also played along with Cupcake Crafts - challenge 124 something new and The Creative Cottage - challenge 30 something new Stamp: Sugar Nellie digi image Faith, Verve Stamps birthday bash Paper: BasicGrey origins Ink: Versafine onyx black and Distress ink brushed corduroy Accessories: Copics, BasicGrey origins buttons, square metal brads, and a gorgeous lace corner from Little Snippets. Thanks for looking.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Buttons galore!

I love buttons, I have a large collection different sizes, colours and shapes, so why don't I use them more often????? Infact why don't I use more of my older stash instead of buying more????? From now on I'm going to use the stash that I already have and not buy any new (unless I really, really need it!). Anyway, back to buttons, as you can see on my card I used a few. I followed the sketch from Truly Scrumptious with the optional extra of 'Dreaming of Summer' (I can always dream of summer and fingers crossed it will be a little better than the last one we had). Delightful challenges this week is buttons, a brand spanking new challenge Do You Stack Up? is Cute as a Button and Paper Sundaes challenge is Circles - covered a few challenges with my buttons, I should use them more often LOL! Paper: BasicGrey kioshi paper pad Stamp: Sugar Nellie daisy, Waltzingmouse Stamps frame it Ink: Memento Accessories: Copics, BasicGrey kioshi buttons and ribbon Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches

I've never played along with ICS, it's funny 'cause I love their sketches and they have a super talented DT. So this is a first for me, and it's another first I used one of my new Verve Stamps - Many Blessings, a cute little set and I can see myself using these stamps very often. I used a little blog of glossy accents to the centre of each flower just to give them a bit of dimention.
Card: Stampin' Up! real red and summer sun
Stamp: Verve Stamps many blessings
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Indentz vine 1 embossing folder, Martha Stewart quilter edger punch, Ranger glossy accents.
Thanks for looking.

Some thank you cards

Here's a selection of Thank You cards that I made to thank friends and family for my christmas gifts.
I'm entering my cards into the following challenges:
Totally Paper Crafts - challenge 48 Thank You
Paperminutes - challenge 147 background pattern main subject
Card: Stampin' Up! old olive, elegant eggplant and very vanilla
Stamps: Hero Arts flourish background and Waltzingmouse Stamps say it with style
Ink: Distress Inks milled lavender, dusty concord, peeled paint, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, pumice stone, broken china, tumbled glass
Accessories: Cuttlebug, spellbinders labels 10, clear embossing power, Stampin' Up! ribbon pumpkin pie, elegant eggplant and always artichoke.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

It's 2011

I really don't know where last year went, but it came and went with a blink of an eye. I'm just hoping this year might go a little slower so I sit back and enjoy it!!!
Well it's a new year, so I thought I'd better change my blogging ways ..... in other words blog (before I forget how to!!) So what better way to start my blogging for this year is one of my favourite stamp companies - Verve Stamps, you just got to love 'em. I also received my parcel of goodies today (super fast delivery), so I'm sure you'll see lots more Verve on the blog.
Anyway, better get back to why I'm blogging ..... I played along with Mojo Monday fabby sketch and used my new paper pad DCWV The Linen Closet stack (it's an oldish one, but it's new to me).
Paper: DCWV The Linen Closet
Stamps: Verve Stamps Great Friend, Waltzingmouse Stamps Frame It
Ink: Versafine Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, gems, corner rounder punch and glitter.
Thanks for looking.