Thursday, 20 January 2011

Pay It forward!

Hullo, Hullo,
Look at these little buddies sharing there luurrve!!!
Aren't they sweet? these are my sort of drawings in fact I could of drawn these and been proud!!
Well I have acquired these little cuties from Fayes blog as I have entered her Pay It forward Challenge, if you haven't heard of these they are such fun.
So if you would like something in the post from me be quick and get your name down, as you have to be one of the first five you also have to promise to post this on your blog and send something to five people and so it goes on.........................
The rules state that it must be something handmade or homemade by you and sent to five other people during 2011!
How exciting!!!
Good luck now i had best get my thinking cap on mmmm ..................

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Hullo , Hullo,
I did say I would be back with a card a little less Christmassey so here it is not a hint of Christmas anywhere apart from the sparkle of course!
"Whilst Blog Hopping" I came across this lovely summery card by my friend Nicki and she had followed a great sketch from Truly Scrumptious so I thought I would join in as she had got me in a summery mood and I used my new Penny Black stamp "Bee Costume"which was a bargain from a friend at a craft sale.
I wish It was like summer here today, I don't know about you but where I am it was blooming windy!!
This card also fits nicely into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge you can choose 4 items from the buffet list to make your card, I have chosen the items, twine, patterned paper, charm and 3 gems.
I will also be entering my card into the following challenges( wish I had the time to enter more)
The Pink Elephant challenge - pink orange and aqua
OOH la la creations - bling it on
cupcake craft challenge - something new
Stamp something - anything goes
simply create - use your punches
Well I am off for a nice relaxing evening in front of the TV tonight just chilling as this dreaded lurgy seems to be trying to take me over yet again!!
Bye for now

Friday, 14 January 2011

A Load of old Baubles !!

Good Afternoon,
Well I say "Old Baubles!" they are in fact new baubles, they were going to be my Christmas Stamp for 2010 but things just didn't go to plan so I am showing you some samples now which I have experimented with as I wasn't really up to playing with them at Christmas time.
You have probably seen lots of cards with these no doubt as they did seem to be popular this year they are the Delightful decorations from Stampin Up which also has a matching punch so nice and quick to produce!!
This set is using SU real red and old olive, I have also used accessory stamps from SU set Season of Joy and Hero Arts Holly Border Flourish.
I have used a different colourway here SU Baja Breeze and my all time fave Kraft, I have added stardust stickles along my Martha Stewart Icicle Border punch and on the Baubles but alas my glitter button doesn't want to play today so you will have to take my word for it.
As I hardly made any Christmas cards this year I will still be showing some on my blog through the year as I do not want to be in the same situation this Christmas, so for those of you who are sick of the site of Chrimbo cards I will officially apologise now lol x
Maybe I should make my next card a nice colourful non christmassy one, it would also be interesting to know which colourway you preferred the real red, old olive or the baja breeze and kraft?
I will be entering my card into the following challenges
Die Cut Dreams Christmas - punch out your sentiment
Creative Cottage - something new
Meljens Designs - square or round card
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Creative Craft World - anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - anything goes
Bye for now hope this rain stops soon it is so dreary!!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Happy New Year and a week!

Yoo Hoo!!!
I know it is belated but a very Happy New Year to you all I hope it brings you good health, happiness and fortune!!!!
Well I am hoping all three will work for me especially the health as have been ill all over Chrimbo and still getting over it,and have now managed to catch something else!
If it's not one thing it's another!!
So fingers crossed eh!
Hence the lack of posts and actually lack of wanting to do anything at all it really knocked the stuffing out of me, so not many Christmas cards were made at all this year!
This is the card that I made for my mum and dad (I did obviously need to make this one!)
This is the side view of my easel card, I really like these style cards and so easy to make but think they look that little bit extra special - Did you notice above I must of found my glitter button on my camera by accident it's sparkling a treat!
The Chrimbo papers are by SU along with the tree stamp and bauble stamps, the tag inside is by Magnolia and the fantastic image is of course LOTV.
I will be entering my card into the following challenges
ABC Christmas challenge - A for anything christmas
Winter wonderland - lets go dotty
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative craft World - anything goes
I did get a lovely new camera for Chrimbo and have still yet to read the manual as it is a bit more snazzier than my old one so who knows my photos may come out a little better - fingers crossed!!
Bye for now