Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Two in one!!!!!

Two challenges , One card..... Over at Ismaki there is a great sketch with the added option of Colourful, This went in line with the new A spoonful of sugar challenge blog whose theme is Summertime, using any sugar nellie or Rachelle anne Miller design... The papers I used is pebblesinc Nellies garden flower, hee hee now I didn't know that at the time, I just saw it as I was typing, how spooky!!! The sentiment is an Elzybells one, Image is from the lily & Milo range which I purchased at The Glitter pot.... I coloured the images using the Stampin up watercolour crayons..

Sneak peaks!!!!

Over at Lili of the Valley Laila and Lisa have 33 fabulous new design Rubber Stamps all unmounted, and I have been lucky enough to have rec'd some of them, with more to follow, to make cards for their up and comming TV slot on Ideal world on Sunday 1st June 08 at mid day...

The designs are animal and teenagers, They are super cool designs and as promised here are some sneak peaks, these Stamps i am told are going to be on sale on their website from 16th June.... and ladies you are gonna want them!!!!!




Monday, 26 May 2008

Cover Girl......

Well what do ya know I have made cover girl on issue 30's Papercrafts Essential with my Faerie Poppets commission, I am sooo proud I can't beleive it, I soo love the Faerie pops, coz I lurve fairies hence the name..... But WOW this is fabilosoooooo....

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Image Folder

Using the wooden criiters Penny black stamps... This is what we made for the hours class before the demo session, Everyone seemed to like making it...
As before all items from Craftsulove....


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More Penny Blacks

As promised the rest of my demo cards, I do sooo luv these se sets don't you!!!
The first one I decoupaged the butterflies, The last two are small 4 inch square cards, and the circles and scalloped edges are quickutz cookie nests , all items are from craftsulove....


Saturday, 24 May 2008

Penny Black Critters .....

I had a fab day today demoing at Craftsulove, met some real lovely people there, it was a pleasure, well looked after too!!! Thanks girls... Tea was great...

I was demoing the Critters range, wooden and clear sets, and used the quickutz 12 inch border dies too, these are fab and work very well in the cuttlebug... Love the spotty one sooo much I had to buy... I bought the scalloped one on my last visit, I think the ziggy zag one must come home with me next time.. Ohhh and that ribbon storage, forgot to put that in me basket, I think it were the excitment of some of the new rachelle miller lady bug designs coming home to play for a while...

The papers used are bo bunny, Doodlebug, all items are Craftsulove and can be purchased HERE

I shall show you some cards tonight and the rest tommorrow...

Lili of the Valley

This gorgeous company Lili of the Valley has some Fabulous New Rubber stamp designs including wonderful teenager designs for girls and boys, coming out on 16th June, and I have been lucky enough to receive them to make cards for their up and comming slot on Ideal world on the 2nd.... Keep checking back regularly over the weekend for card sneak previews of these designs....

Friday, 23 May 2008

Friday Sketchers # 3

Over at the Friday Sketchers they have a fab sketch, I was sooo desperate to ink up my new Flowers, An Elizabeth Bell Sugar Nellie design from Funky kits, Bo Bunny Papers from Craftsulove, fabulous Boho Chic Bead brads by Making Memories, Image coloured with Tim Holtz distressed ink pads, and Lyra watercrayons..... I have left off seniment not sure what to put there yet...

Frames and Dames....

Well Darling magnolia's then... A quick card using craftworkcards embossed frames, a cute ickle magnolia, using watercolour pencils and Hero arts sentiment.... Don't she look cute sitting on the ledge.....

Spoil yourself silly......

On cute card Thursday, Todays challenge is a sketch by the fabulous Katharina, I likes this sketch lark don't you.... I made this card whilst getting stressed over the flights back home from Moscow, what a carry on that was, Stanstead didn't show the chartered planes on their website, Poor Paul stuck in a medical room for four hours just coz he is in a wheelchair, him his friend another wheelchair user and their friend, Flight delayed badly coz a political person entering the country, like der did the Russians not realise this!!!! Well he got back on english soil hours after he should have been, me bald with stress coz no one knows what the flight number is, or when it's coming in....

Anyhoos don't want ta bore ya no more.... here is me card....
Used, Pink petticoat papers (I don't use these enough), I used em for me Christmas magazine commission and sort of fell in love.... Ohhheee you wait and see what I have made, If I might say so meself, I loved how they all came out, and not just cards either!!! They will be out in Practical publishing's Christmas handbookazine, oh look digresing again.... Right the image and sentiment is Penny black Bubbly clear set..... Hope ya likes....

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Thankyou Maggie...

Another maggie card, again using the Hilary green papers again, Hero arts sentiment, Bazzill borders and prima flowersand the PTW sketch. I sent this card to sugar Nellie themselves to say Thankyou for their generous candy.....

Monday, 19 May 2008

Meet Stamford!!!!

Our new baby...... Yes you have guessed Paul named him, after Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) lol... Lets hope they win Wednesday....

He is 4 weeks here and we bring home on the 2nd of june, Ohheee can't wait, He is a little Staffie.. Brindle in colour, when we went to see the puppies, 8 of em there were, the lady called them and they all looked up and very disinterested then carried on doing whatever they were upto, cept one, who went wide eyed literally at Paul came bounding over staring at him, he couldn't take his ickle eyes off Paul, when Paul started talking to the owner, ha barked a little squeek... until Paul looked at him , awww sooo cute, I said to Paul there you go he has picked you, so don't bother looking at any others... I picked him up and he peed all over me hand Yuk!!!... The Mum who was called Mango and Dad Barney just watched patiently when I pit him down they came over , walked straight passed me to Paul in his wheelchair and gingerly jumped up and kissed Paul as if to say yes you can look after my baby, Awwww it were magical to watch.... well with out further ado here is our Stamford...

Sketch time over at Papertake weekly.....

It's sketch time again, another great sketch from The Talented Katharina, Thanks Katharina I enjoyed this one....,do make sure you pop over to Papertake weekly to see the great creations the Team has made...

I have used Patterned paper form the Making Memories note worthy range called Hillary Green Floral and the flowers are Petaloo Box Blends, a fabulous buy in all sorts of Hip colours.... Both Flowers and Paper are from Craftsulove ***Waves and shouts.... Hi Girls***

The image of course is Sugar nellie, she goes sooo well with this paper don't ya think!!! The sentiment has got to be one of my faves, from A muse stamps....
Anyhoos here me cardie hopes ya likey.....

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Hanglar Candy

Well there is loadsa candy flying about, and for those who lurve the hanglar range of stamps Heidi and a fabulous stash of images and one stamp, in a beautiful gift bag... Check it out here

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Birthday blog candy!!!

Do ya wants some, well here's what ya have to do to get this little lot, now I think I shall split it between two peeps, all ya have to do is leave a comment and show a link to my blog candy on yer blog, those of you that haven't blog, could leave a link on a comment you leave on someoneleses blog, I am sure that would not be too cheeky!!! afterall blog candy up for grabs,.....

Fabulous cards and gifts from very generous ladies....

Thankyou sooooo much for those who made and sent cards and gifts, I am truly humbled by such generosity and thoughtfulness I am overwelmed, and thanks also to everyone who has left birthday wishes.....

Anyway here to show, what my crafty friends have made and sent.... Cor there is a lot of handmade cardies...

Maureen



June



Samm



Julia


Chris



Faye


Becky (10 yrs old)


Sylvie


Liz


Sonia


Shirley


Vicky (Stepmum)


Steph


Barbara

Sue


Caz


Frances and Ann


Mary


Pam


Winnie (my Daughter)



The following gifts were from Julia,Caz,Steph, Chris,Shirley,Maureen,Sue, Marc.

What's not in piccie is vouchers, from Maureen, Pam, and Barbara,some stamped images from Steph, oohhheee thats such a great idea for a carty pressie don't ya think.... a scrummy large bar of aero chocolate from the lovely Becky from her own pocket money I assume so thankyou loads Becky.... and a fabulous necklace from the talented Liz, which matches my beautiful bracelet from Sue, also made by Liz

I shall see if I can pinch piccies from Liz's blog to show you the beauty of these items,
I also got loadsa money and some clothes and toiletries, and more pressies to come...

Well pop back later if ya can my birthday candy is coming up for grabs.....






Friday, 16 May 2008

FREE CLASS!!!!!

A Free Class I hear you say, yes you don't get much in life for free but at Crafts U Love they are giving away a FREE CLASS if you book any classes during May, June or July. (1 free class per person) So what are you waiting for! The new Class/Demo List will be sent out next week but if you can't wait until then (as they are starting to fill up already) email paula a craftsulove and she will send one out to you.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

I will be teaching and demoing

At Crafts u love on Saturday 24th May, we will be doing Penny Black Critters, I shall be making a voucher/stamped image folder, and other cards using the new Critters stamps....

Also on the 21st June I shall be demoing and teaching a class on the new Rachelle Anne Miller Designs called Ladybug, I shall be making cards with a Hidden element, so if ya about come along it would be lovely to see ya's.....

Well Lots to tell.... and show

Later tonight I shall be showing all the handmade cards I have received, and fabby pressies too!!! So HUGE thanks to all... and thankyou for your birthday wishes too!!!

Well today I recieved a call from a holiday company that were in WHSmiths atr bluewater doing a raffle draw, and guess what!!!! Apparantkly I have won a 7 day holiday to Spain, Portgual, Canary islands, or cornwell!!! Mmmmmmm never sure about these things, but hey the number I have to call is a freephone so won't get ripped off calling to find out!!!! So watch this space...

Also I have been asked to design cards for a well known company for them to show on Create and craft to show what you can make with their fab products and also to go on their website!!!! Lili of the valley...... I shall later put a link on the side for this company, I am at the moment making Fathers day cards for their website so keep ya eyes peeled......

You know at the moment I am feeling very fortunate and pleased that my life has some luck and happiness in it for a change.....

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Mmmmm how about

Some can candy from me, Celebrating a birthday on the 10th.... make sure you pop back Sometime this week to find out what I will be giving away.....

More blog candy this time over at Kitty's...

Kitty is giving away fabulous candy why not go take a look and leave a comment and link back to Kitty's blog....

Blog candy over at The card grotto!!!

michelle over at the card grotto Has beautiful candy up for grabs, to celebrate her 40,000 hits, wow!!! congrats Michelle....

Friday, 2 May 2008

In the Garden, over at Cute Card Thursday.....

Two in one today, Claudia over at Pretty pressing's has a sketch going on, and a beautiful card to inspire you to have ago, so I did, and the theme over at Cute card Thursday is IN THE GARDEN,

I bought the stamp on ebay, it's a discontinued cherished moments (i think) from Stampendous isn't it beautiful.....

The patterned paper is from Crate paper, a bit busy I know but just fell in love with it , mini message from craftworkcards, and pearlised brads from dovecraft...

Snippets

Of latest published article, featured in The Complete cardmaking handbook edition 2 out now Exclusive to WHSmith's


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