Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Sketch 37 with Katharina and Whiff of Joy...



Theres fab candy going on over at Katharina's blog, and sneak oreviews of the new Whiff of joy range... a fabulously cute mouse he is just gorgeous!!! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this little fella is to make a card using Katharina's Sketch...

I made mine using Melinda from Whiff of joy and Quickutz revolution vines Die which you can get from Craftsulove. I wanted to use a flourish type die, being inspired by Dawn over at all pink girl... I knew I had the flourishes just couldn't find them since I relocated my craft room... Melinda was coloured using my trusty promarkers... Have ordered loads of copic from craftsulove today oh I can't wait to play...

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Is there a Dr in the house........



Well since this is the season not only to be jolly, but to be poorly too, I thought I would show you card that i had made a friend to give to her collegue who is a Dr over in Ireland, I do hope he liked it, it's using doctorfella I think it's called from the stampinbella, I coloured with promarkers and did the numbers with a cuttlebug die set called (oh gawd I forgot) will get back to you on that one!! I love the colours on this one infact I think the paptterned paper is stunning with its glittery effect, it's from my minds eye and called laundry line, the semtiment is from Elzybells the fabulous clear set of everyday words....

Ohhheee isn't it Brrrrr!!! today I am sooooo coldy it's untrue it's gone one in the afternoon and there is still frost everywhere Brrrrrr!!! Jack Frost is here to stay me thinks, The leccy blanket will be roasting tonite!! I think I needs one for me feet do they do electric slippers, me wants some...

I have been playing around with my Cricut expression and a new cartridge I got from Craftsulove called wildcard, it's fabbilicous in abundance and matched with some scrumilicous elzybells I have in my mitts well I can't wait for you to see what I have made with them both but sorry ladies and gents, you will have to wait until ohhhh at leats a week to see some sneak previews!!! Can ya wait that long, I know I can't lol.....


Monday, 29 December 2008

A little Birdie told me.....

The current challenge over at Elzybells, is a fabulous sketch by my fellow Dt Frances, I am late with this so please forgive me Elzybelles.... I chose a little birdie told me set for the image and Sheep celebrations 2 set for the sentiment, These are super duper clear sets and very good value for money, such fun designs and sooo versatile too!! I coloured with copics and Promarkers, did you know that you can purchase copics at Craftsulove now, but hurry they are selling fast , make sure you leave some for me!! The papers are papermainia their new designs purple and greens loving them..

I enjoyed this quick sketch fabulous for the busy times of year and it makes for a great card too... So thankyou Frances.... Do make sure you pop over to Elzybells and see they fabulous creations The DT'S have made..

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas and new year greetings to all!!!

Well Christmas is over and the new year is comming, I do hope you all had a great christmas sorry I didn't get on to wish you all a happy one before now, But I wish you a very good new year, i would like to say thanks to all my visitors especially those who take the time to comment on my creations, I appreciated every single comment you have left me, and feel honoured that you return time and again...

I have pressie wise a fabulous crimbo, so thanks to all my crafty friends you know who you are you fabulous peeps you!!, Luv ya forever....

One of my pressies from a set of crafty friends was Bluewater vouchers and loads of them thankyou muchly ladies, I bought a Magimix Nespresso coffee machine in John Lewis I went to get a Dolce Gutso but was taken with the latte machine, ohhhh it were wonderful watching the lady demo it, and I thought thats the one for me put some money towards the vouchers and yay!!! Latte machine, quick get me home!!!... oh!!!! Can I use it properly, all I keep getting is water out of the steam Tube, I want to make frothy creamy milk for my latte and keep getting watered down milk,

SO has anyone got this machine, can you help me, as I am running out fast of me pods, and you can only get them at Selfridges and Harrods, trust me to be all granduer!!! Well you can get them online too!! lol The lovely lady shoved a fair few in me bag, to try as well as the lot you get with it, I think she must have known I were gonna have probs, I have that kinda face don't I...
Me's thinking I should have stuck to the original plan of Gutso...

Gonna sit down now with me watery Latte and make some cards, I have been itching toget into me craft room all crimbo.... sees ya later ....

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Red, Gold and Green



The current Elzybells challenge is Red, Gold and Green and I have missed the deadline for the show and tell, Sorry Elzybelles...

I have made mine using my favourite Elzybells set and size the dinkies cold nose warm heart, the papers used are Sandylion poinsettia swirl-foil from The card studio, and gold card candy from Craftsulove and coloured with promarkers from Secretcrafter....

ENJOY!!!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Paper piecing at SCSC....


This weeks challenge was set by the lovely fabbidaddi Jill, and her challenge o us is Paper piecing, I love paper piecing,Check out the blog to see the fab designs the rst of the team have made for inspiration, I have used me fabby elzybells girl again, I am quite smitten can you tel..lol the sentiment is also elzybells a clearset full of words, The funky papers are from craftsulove Jingle Jangle by Memory keepers, I do love the funky names don't you.... They are double sided, and whikst the main paper is large print the dress is another in small print,,, Loving the colourways of them too, I feel these are gonna be a big hit!!! the charm also can be purchased at craftsulove.....

POP BACK TOMMORROW FOR ANOTHER ELZY CARD!!! I forgot to show fro the DT challnege....

Monday, 15 December 2008

Fiddle Faddle !!!



Do what I hear you say...lol Yes Fiddle Faddle, It's the name for the one of the latest papers at Craftsulove, and I have fallen for them bigtime, Bold and Bright and right up my street...They are by We R Memory keepers and they are just fabilicious to say the least, and there are loads to choose from.... Doublesided too, what a bonus that is....
I have teamed them up with the Elzybells girls and This weeks simplyfairies sketch by My fabby Friend Sue, and the twist in the sketch is no chrissy cards, and since it's Sue's birthday today ***Happy Birthday Sue***, and her nickname is susie sunshine, I thought I would use these funky bright sunshine papers!!.....

I had a great time at Craftsulove on Saturday we made gift boxes and gift sets using the Scorpal, I shall show and tell tommorrow, The weather was jsut awful and the roads were being closed off, and whilst I navigated safely through the lakes that were appearing in the country lanes on the way homewith my Friend Shirley following behind in her car, we were driving at a safe speed, we hit the M25, and safely wadeour way through the rain storm, until we got to Orpington nearly home, when something awful happened to me, Shirley still behind I left her in the inside lane to as she were going off at Swanley and me I were going off at the next junction, I moved over to the middle lane, as it were stating on the flashers that the inside lane were closed, when an idiot in a red van came like a bat out of hell up the insdie lane flying right passed me, whilst i were cursing him like mad for the water spray he left in his mad trail, causing me vision to non exsistant, i noticed in his path a bumper from a large van sitting on the floor of his lane, I slowed as i thought oh no he's gonna hit it, well he did and where do you think it went when hit at such speed, yep right infront of me, well, my Little sister Suzanne must have been watching from above and gathered up her angel friends to make sure I didn't die that night, whilst i slowed down even more I still had to slam my brakes on and I skidded making sure that I steered into the skid rather than away as I had been taught, I hit the bumper, bang bang bang went the car, and I held my breath and prayed with all my heart that no one smashed into me, the bumper then shot off to the inside lane and a car which turned out to be Shirley's stopped just as it scuffed her car, she thought it were my bumper, well how I carried on driving after that only god knows and how I didn't hit anyone remains a miracle, I were shaking with fear,, I felt rather ill all night after that, but I got back into the car and had to go to Bluewater as it were me Dads birthday next day and had to get him extras, I am glad I did as I think if I would have left it , I would never have driven again thats for sure....

Anyway I am still here thanks to Suzanne and the angels, so I will get on and show you my card!! Hope you likes...

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Yorkshire puddings...

I wanted to share this with you, I want to make some yorkishire puds to go with me reoast beef today, I can't find me recipe book that i normally use so thought I would go on you tube, and Awwww look what I came across, How lovely is this.... Somebody's Nanny and she does it soooo well...
HERE is the link...

It's a you tube but i don't know how to link them on here, so any advise would be gratefully received...
ENJOY!!!

SCSC Challenge....


Sketch time this week at SCSC, and the fabulous Donna is the host this week, a true sketch is Donna check out her blog HERE wonderful happenings going on over there...

My photo is not a good one, will have to do some more but for now at least you can see what I have made, I used the new Sarah kay which can be purchased from Wendy at Secret Crafter... coloured in promarkers also from Wendy, The patterned paper is imaginiece I think I will double check this can be purchased from Craftsulove... The scallop cut using an SU border punch and the sentiment is a snag'em set I think....
Enjoy!!!

Friday, 12 December 2008

This weeks sketch and card at simplyfairies



Has been made by my super fabby friend Sue from Susies sunshine blog, whose birthday it is today!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!

well Sue has created a fabulous sketch for us all to enjoy, and a gorgeous card for inspiration,BUT there is a twist of course NO christmas cards BIRTHDAY only, I know I shall be doing this one time and again, I am at the mo doing creations for craftsulove which I can show you tommorrow so I can't get a card made for me today, so I shall leave you with Sues card and sketch...
Ps still got to show you Julias card from last sketch (sorry Julia), and promise to do that over the weekend... Don't forget to pop over to Sue's blog HERE for some more fabby designs to inspire you...

well enjoy!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Celebraa'ate Sketch time at Papertake weekly...




It's sketch time again, oh how I lurves sketch time, I am addicted I have to say, and our Gorgeous Dawny has done us proud again this week, go girl!!!

I have made two cards and the second one, I have altered slightly, sorry Dawny... It's only coz I cut the image down too short, a happy mistake, as I quite like it, mind you making cards at 2 in the morning, might have had a hand in it...lol

Anyways I have used Sheep celebrations 2 and a little birdie told me clear sets from Elzybells for the first card, the papers are from the Basic grey pad Eva, such yummy colours, the second card is using me fave Elzy girl, I have paper pieced her dress, both cards have been coloured with Distressed ink pads, the sentiment on the girl card is also Elzybells, The brads I have used is Basic grey too and these can be purchased from Craftsulove.... The gilrs at Papertake have made some stunners to inspire you with, don't forget to take a lookie!!!

P.s sorry no sketch from me this week, I still have a card from the lovely Julia to upload another fabby design Julia, Sketch will be back this coming Friday, and this time my Gorgeous friend Sue from Susie sunshines will be designing the sketch and a card to inspire you!!!

A little embossing..



Hello everyone, wow what a week, for me it's been a yukky one to say the least, I am feeling terror at the mo, and there is no sign it's shifting, but we have to struggle on no time to be poorly in this house!!! I thank all those who have left get well messages, it's really appreciated....

well todays card is for the Secret crafter challenge, I didn't manage to get it done intime, but it's done now and I hope you like, The theme this week was set by myself, so I hope you enjoy!!!! It's Embossing, wet or dry or both if you please....

Don't forget to take a look at secret crafters blog to see what the girls have done, they are gorgeous....


I used Basic grey papers from the 8x8 pads, the cordination cardstock has been used for the embossing, Cuttlebug embossing borders, and the gorgeous elzybells girl with pressie.... Coloured using Distressed ink pads...

Pop back later for some more elzybells creations, that i have made for papertake weekly

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

CCT Lilac Lilly.....



Over at Cute Card Thursday, the theme is Lilac...... I used Sally-Ann's little Lilly Downloads from Love to doodle.... The patterned papers are Making memories, mini messages from craftworkcards, image coloured with Promarkers....

Feeling a little off at the mo, the house is full off flu, I am caught up with a valentine article,card orders and DT cards am really itching to do some challenges..... I meant to show this card a few days back but forgot, which is just about right for me at the mo!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Ready Steady Craft with papertake weekly...



and Toodles and Binks....


Ready Steady Craft! Recipe challenge!!

This weeks challenge is a recipe challenge (the title, for those outside the UK - we have a cookery show over here called ready steady cook!! And you all know how I like to give the challenges funny names!!!!! lol - sad eh?!!!) Anyway, back to the challenge!
This weeks challenge is to use the following on your card:

1 ribbon
2 rectangles and
3 small, round embellishments (zooms, eyelets, brads, buttons, gems etc!)

The challenge this week is sponsored by Toodles and Binks stamps which are available from Stamp Galaxy. There are 3, yes 3 prizes up for grabs this week, so if you'd like the chance to win, please make a card with the recipe...

Well my it's December already and too cold for comfort I must say.... I feel like going to bed now with me furry boot slippers stuck on me feet, with me leccy bed on full blast!!! I wish Christmas would come and go, getting fed up now, I ain't done an ounce of Crimbo shopping and am not looking forward to it at all...

Well todays card was made using a Stamp donated to us on the Design Team by Stamp Galaxy,and some Zoom embellishments, image coloured with Promarkers....

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