Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Red and Green must not be seen!!



Thats the challenge Dawny has set over at Papertake weekly this week, I decided to do an Easel card for this DT card....

Please do pop over to Papertake weekly and see what the rest of the Dt have made they are gorgeous and we also have a sponser this week check out the blog challenge to find out who!!




Stash used:
Stamp Gillian Roberts nativity and snowflakes dies to die for DT stash
The rest is stampin up stash
Sentiment from seasons of joy set
White satin ribbon
Oval punches
papers bashful blue dsp

Monday, 7 December 2009

PollyCraft Monday



Hello, more rotten weather we have here today, but that dont stop me from showing youanother cutsie card, this time for Pollycraft Monday, and this monday I am one of the guest DT's...

I have used the uber cutie Sharing Christmas Sherbet stamp, Look at those big eyes arent they cute....

The stash used is from Stampin up, other than Sherbet herslf which is designed by Paula herself from Pollycraft!!

This weeks challenge is a great sketch from Paula, please do pop over to see what the rest of the team have come up with they are super!


Stash used:
Sharing christmas sherbet pollycraft
Copics
Rest from Stampin up
Seasons of joy
Paper stack level one hostess gift
Grosgrain ribbon
earth elements buttons
Linen thread

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Having birdy moment with Stamp with us!



Good morning all, well not so good Rainy again! Not good for Dog walking fed up of slipping head over arse in the mud when over the park!! lol

Anyways its that time again whe Stamp with us comes around!.... I seem to be having a birdy time in crafting,have ya seen me post below... tee hee!!

My DT card today was inspired by a couple of people, one being Stamping sharing Steph with those gorgeous bow's she makes, and the other Jenny moors fabbi crimbo card using this bird and Nicci's card with who has just joined our fabbi Team..

I wanted to use the mellow moss colours on this one, I thought it turned out rather well..
Stamp set: Good Friend
Papers: Mellow Moss (from Hostess gift)
Card stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip,
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip. Mellow Moss
Ribbon: 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Buttons: Earth Elements, Linen -Thread

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas wishes with Sketch Saturday....



Hello All,
What rotten weather we have today, Are you all ready for christmas, Nope I am not either, I think I will be giving Crimbo a miss this year for sure!!

Anyway enough of me, I decided to join in on a challenge, Something i have not done in a while...

I rather liked the sketch at Sketch Saturday this week and thought why not I am rather pleased with this card, if I may be so bold!!

The stash used will be posted below the card, Hope ya likes...

Just a little info, I know some people are struggling to get onto my blog for a while now, so am thinking of starting a new one in the new year!

But for now I shall leave you with this beauty!

Image by Sally-Ann at digi stamp boutique
Flower and sentiment craftworkcards
Colouring medium Copics
Nellies Frames
The rest by Stampin Up
Cardstock, choclate chip, Whisper white
Designer paper from level 1 hostess pack
Ribbon 5/8" Chocolate chip
earth elements button, Linen Thread

Monday, 23 November 2009

Recipe time at stamp with us!




I love Kraft, it goes with everything, and this weeks challenge at Stamp with us, is a recipe Three brads,2 patterned papers,1 stamp... For this card I used a sizzix Bigz dies for the card blank: Steph has stepped down from the team, so we are looking for another DT member, pop over to Stamp with us to see what you have to do! Here is my Dt card, I also have another to show you below that one using the same products!



Supplies:
Stamps:Spotlight On Christmas
Ink:Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Red Gingham
DSP: Merry Moments
Card: Kraft & Very Vanilla
Greeting: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' set
Other: Gold brads

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

One design Three different stamps!



Hello All,
Today I wanted to show you some cards made using a design Monica Gale made for the Stamp with Us ONLINE CLASSES, Which are still available to purchase!!

The card was part of a set of cards and gift items, My first card was cased completely, using gorgeous colours, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Lavender Lace, marker pens and Basic Grey ink pad, this card using the following stamp sets: Hung up on the holidays, Basic Phrases.... and lush white satin ribbon, the baubles were put together with the help of the stamp a ma jig, wow what a piece of equipment!! And the ever so gorgeous eyelet border punch!


The next card is using , Real red,Chocolate chip and Old Olive cardstock, and real red, chocolate chip ink pads, the stamp sets used: Tree Trimmings and Seasons of Joy, I have 3'd the baubles:


This card was using the same colourways as above, and the Seasons of joy stamp set!


This gorgoeus cutie was a gift box in the same online classes, but I changed the stamp, papers and the colourways other than that it is as it was on the class,it is for a lip seal isn't it amazing, what talent Monica is!!


WELL THANKYOU FOR LOOKING AND HOPE YOU ENJOYED!! Please do pop by again!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Colour create with Stamp with us!

Hello All been such a long time, This flu bug has taken its toll, and now Paul has it bad, up and down to the Dr's and vists to the hospital, all this and Stampin up convention too!! Nearly never made it there, a fab time was had by all, and plenty , plenty inspiration from everyone, the swaps were superb, there is massive talent out there, there sure is!! We have a real scream on the first night at Monica PJ party!! But enough said about that one me thinks!

Anyways its that time of week and its a colour challenge with Stamp with us!

Now who ever wears these kinda shoes! Their BIG shoes, They wouldn't look out of place in an Ann Summers shop would they pmsl, I would fall over I would.... lol

Fab colours in this challenge and this is what I came up with, I cased a card by K. Werner I saw on you tube, and used a template for the choccie bar by Andrea Walford...

I am really please with these as I have not had any mojo or inclination to make anything for the last month!

inside the choccie folder is a gorgeous bar of choccie with crunchie pieces in it... Oh yum!!





Stamps: Basic Phrases
Ink pads: Choclate chip
Cardstock: Kraft , Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Kraft Taffetta, Linen Thread
Christmas Jingles scrapbook Kit

There are some fabulous creationS over at Stamp with us, please do pop over and take a look, and be sure to show us your creations with this colour challenge!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Come join my team of Stampin Fairies!!




To coincide with Stampin' Up!'s participation in the Hobbycrafts show, they are offering new demonstrators 10% off the cost of the Starter Kit from 22 October-13 November! Wooo hoooo!
That’s over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for only £125--
10 percent off the regular price of £139.
The Starter Kit contains everything you need to get your business off the ground, you get 4 stamp sets, all of which can be changed for other designs, 5 inkpads, 3 lots of cardstock, Stampin Scrub, Pastels, Wheel and Handle, the list goes on and on.

If you come join my Stampin Fairies Team I am offering a free Stamp set of your choice as Gift from me to you....

If you would like to join me and my team please contact me at simplyfairies@yahoo.com..

I will be away at convention from the 5th nov-8thnov, so if you do email , i sha; notbe able to reply until Sunday!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Christmas time at Stamp with us!!



Hello All It's been a long time I know, It seems Paul is about to come down with what I had, and what do you know it's a thousand times worse, Mmm thats men for ya!...lol...

Well onto this weeks challenge, and I have not been doing many of them I know, I am off to Germany on Thursday so after that I shall be back to norm so to speak!

This weeks challenge is Christmas, and Christmas is many a thing to all, Happiness and sadness, always sad when loved ones are lost at this time of year, and this year is no exception Last week my good friends and I have lost a dear Friend in Pam, she were a lovely lady so full of good heart for anyone she met she recently lost her beloved husband and a few months later we have lost her so suddendly, my thoughts go out to her son and daughter, Pam may you rest in peace we will all miss you!!

I will also show you last weeks challenge card too as I did not get time to upload it and share with you all... last week was a great sketch, I will show that one after this weeks cards, it's also a christmas card!, well it's that time of year!!


This weeks creations are a box and card, and the box has been made for a carton of Malteasers, which were from the SWU online classes, by Zoe Peirson this fabulus lady can make boxes for anything!! You can still join in although our last chat and goodbye is tonight you can still purchase the 10 PDF files of projects and buy they are fab each and everyone of them!!

The supplies I used will be at the bottom of the photos, I used the new eyelet border to make the fringe around the circle and oval die cut stickers!...


Supplies:
Christmas Jingle
Merry Moments Designer papers
Eyelet Border
5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon


Onto last weeks card I love this card, using the new hostess level one gift of stamps:

Supples:

Stamps: Winter Post , Punches all (Hostess gift)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Reall Red.
Papers: Merry Moments
Inls Pads: Old Olive, Real Red:
Linen Thread, Brads
Piercing Tool

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Recipe time at Stamp with us!!



Hello all, am back in the land of blogging, only Just still have the tailending of this virus!! Truly rotten it is!!

Today Starts the day of the STAMP WITH US online classes and fabulous they are two, for £15 you get 10 projects plus, online chatter and bonus projects, these classes are superb, and can be done in your own time!! So why not join in, pop over to Stamp with us to find out more, It's not too late to join!

Pop over to HERE for more details!!

Right now onto my DT challnege card, and wow what a challenge we have for you!!

3 patterned papers, 3 brads, 3 coloured cards and 3 different stamps

Gawd I found this hard to start with and then it all fell into place, a rather simple card but effective I think!!


Supplies:
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quiet Navy, Very Vanilla
Patterned Papers: Bella Bleu
Ink pads: Creamy Caramel, Not Quiet Navy
Window Punch

Do pop by to see what the rest of the DT's have come up with!!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Anything but a card!!



Hello all, I have been MIA for a while I know, this dreaded virus is back with avengence and i can't seem to shift it, my head aches with the coughing.....

I am late showing you my Stamp with us DT creation, The theme Anything but a card, I sooo wanted to join in, but had not the engery or thought pattern in me brain, and then I thought oh blimey I done a die storage book with the bind it all and used all Stampin up products apart from the bind it all and the magnectic sheets so I could enter this since i had not shown it yet, I took the inspiration and Idea from Stamping Caz, and a fabulous one too I must say...

The only unfortunate thing is the stamps and papers which werea fave of mine are now retired, Gawd knows who decided that one, I am rather a little upset about it, but hey there are other SU stamp sets that will work well with this layout so all is not lost....
Supplies Below:



Stamps: Petal Pizazz
Ink pads: Bashful Blue, Rose Red,Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Paper: Summer Picnic,
Cardstock: Whisper white, Real Red
Ribbon: Old Olive Grosgrain

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Stamp with us and Stampin up Bog hop with candy!



Hello all, I am late showing my Stamp with DT card, for which this weeks challenge is a fabulous sketch, I soooo enjoyed ths one, The items I have used are below the card.... The Design team have made some great creations too dont forget to pop over to Stamp with us for some inspiration: Also there is something special goig on but read more once you have seem my DT card...

I am rather pleased with this weeks card, and I have used some of my fave colours from Stamping up, I have made other creations to go with this card which I shall show you later this week...



Stamps sets: Best wishes and more
Fresh cuts
Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke,More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Buttons: Earth Elements
Oval Punch

Onto some more exciting stuff one of my fellow tutors and friend the lovely and uber talented Lousette Ashton and two other independent crafters has been asked by Stampin up to showcase a blog hop at midnight on the 30th of September to coincide with the new catalouge release on 1st October, I hear there are going to be some candy up for grabs too!

Pop along to Lousette blog HERE Lousette has been published several times in crafts magazines and is currently featuring in Craft Stamper Lousettes style is ultra modern clean and fresh and very inspirational, I have been lucky enough to have sat in a few of her classes....

Oh I am soooo excited by the new catty and this blog hop, I can't wait to see what Lousette, Suzanne Torr and Jenny Cocks come up with, Pop oover to Lousettes to find out more!!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Papertake Weekly Time.....



Hello All, No wonder I am feeling under the weather with this Freaky weather going on, one minute your putting your central heating on the next you think you in a sauna, Hot again today, I was cold yesterday!!... Phew cant get me head round this!!

Anyways onto some creating, Todays card is my Papertake Weekly DT card, Sponsered by Digital Delights and the theme is sketch time, another fabulous Dawny sketch for us all...

My image is the beautiful Grace from Pollycraft such a joy to colour You can get her HERE, I did forget to dazzle her wings, buy have remedied that now.... The papers are Stampin Ups Holiday Treasures such quality its amazing.....The cardstock to match also from Stampin up Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive as is the button and linen thread and one of my fave embellishments mini message from Craftworkcards...

I hope you like, do pop over to Papertake Weekly the team as ye again come up trumps!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Funky Flowers with Anyone for Anya!



Hello again, I am back with my DT card for ANYONE FOR ANYA! The Challenge this week is Funky Flowers!, Now I thought of Die cutting flowers but to be honest when i saw this Paper I thought thats it Funky Flowers and oh lord do you think i can rememebr what the paper is, just that the design is June Bug!!(mmm I think its basic grey's)and very flowery, loud and Funky!

I used the miss dressy Anya you can get her from DIES TO DIE FOR! The sentiment is an Elzybells clear set, the border punch a fiskars! The cardstock is Stampin ups old olive and Real Red...as is the ribbon...

The challenge is being sponsored this week by Tracey at DIES TO DIE FOR, and a fabulous prize it is too, a set of CC design sentiments, go take a look to see whats up for grabs...

I am really pleased how this came, out.. Please do pop over to see what the rest of the DT have come up with!!

Recipe time at Stamp with us!



Hello All, Hope you are all having a fab weekend!!

I am still very much under the weather, am not sure whats wrong with me though I suspect very highly I have a chest infection, not getting much kip due to flaming coughing soooo much, but hey there are wosrse things happening in life! Paul said I must be ill cancelling a craft shopping day I had planned!..lol

Anyways onto today card, a DT card for Stamp With us!, It's receipe this week,

2 Different Stamps 2 Ribbons, No patterned papers


I have used the Reflection Technique, I have been meaning to do this for a long time, and am glad i did now, Its fabulous! The Stamp set I used lends it self perfectly! I punched a circle to punch a mask for the sun/moon.... I think it makes for a fabulous male card!! The stash I used is all from STAMPIN UP! the list is below the card.... Do pop over and join in the fun at Stamp with us you really dont have to use stampin up products, though if you have any it would be lovely to see! But anyome can join in the fun of these challenges!!





Stash used:
Stamps: Lovely as Tree, Wow Flowers
Ink Pads: Certianly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue,
Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
Ribbon Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Whisper white, Kraft, Chocolate Chip.
Stamp-a-majig
Round Tab Punch, Round punch
Daubers

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Happy Birthday to ya!!



Well Sally-Ann at Digi stamp boutique has done it AGAIN!! I am soooo excited I could burst, we have had Olive, Arthur, Sophie and Becky Now it's Winnie, she is based on my Daugther, and my oh my Sally-Ann has got her to a tee!! Just look at those UGG Boots, I just had to make a quick card to show off!! She is singing Stevie Wonders Happy Birthday to ya!!.... This is a must have image for any teenager, but wait there is another, but I have to cook dinner as I forgot, got caught up with making this card...lol Winnie has just turned sixteen, lives in her denim mini skirt and UGG boots, and sings her socks off allday everyday, she thinks she is gonna be the next leona lewis, I think she may just well surprise us too!!

Well the Winmiester has landed...... Thats Mrs Wonkas nickname for her...lol
You can purchase the HERE......

Discount at DIES TO DIE FOR

The Birthday celebrations are continuing at Dies to die for,Theres a 10% Discount until 7pm tonight at DIES TO DIE FOR Come crafters catch yourself a bargain!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Gorgeous and cute Becky!


As promised some more cards for you, using Sally-Anns, gorgeously cute Becky images, Based on my good friend Sue from susiesshines Equally gorgeous and cute in real life daugther Becky, there are three in total and can be purchased over at Digi Stamp Boutique...

For two cards i used sketches from Mojo Monday, I used papers, cardstock and ribbon from Stampin up, these are on the laat chance buy list called Petals and Paisley, if you want any i am offering free postage, but hurry up offers end 30 th spetember!! ad the papers will no longer be available...

Sentiments on these cards are from Elzybells, and craftwokcards...
Enjoy!!

Faking it The Papertake weekly way!



Hi All,
Wow just when I thought I would see the woods through the trees, I get a rotten cold and throat infection, I sound like a squeeling something or other!! Can't wait to get September out of the way..lol I have heard of a bad week, but blimey a whole month!! I am hoping it will end on a high with the fabbi Allie Pallie coming up!!

I have a few cards to show you today but first up is my DT challenge card for Papertake weekly,


So here it is !

'faking it'
So, we want to see anything fake (or faux if you are posh)on your cards. This can be stitching, fake lace (ie using a border punch), fake ribbons and bows or flowers, it is up to you.

Just put your 'cheaty' heads on and see what you can do.

We have 3 brand new guest designers who are going to be with us for the next 4 weeks and it is my absolute pleasure to welcome them. They are one of my best blog buds, the fabulous
Kath, Nancy and Suzanne. This weeks challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Priscilla styles!


For my card, I faked watercolouring, ribbon and bow....

I used a penny Black sticker, aren't these fabulous!! and I made my ribbon and bow from cardstock... Oh and a fake flower for my sentiment!!


The rest of the DT, have made fabulous cards, do go take a look!!

Be sure to pop by later on I have some Digi Boutique desings to show you!!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 24 DT card!


Well am back again, this time with my First GDT card for Pollycraft Monday challenge, and a fabulous challenge this week it is too, with an even fabbier prize to win, pop over to Pollycraft Monday to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the amazing DT's and to see what the prize will be!....

Right on to the challenge, it's a colour recipe Black, white and one other, for my other I chose a coffee colour, the papers are Making memories, and my image is fairy twinkles! Awww it just had to be a fairy for my first one!! I used my new martha stewart border punch, and loadsa buttons!

Now my fairy isn't a grunger or Gothic, i just didnt think a pink dress would quite go!!...lol I am a stickler for keeping to only the colours of the paper!! Have done a bit of doodling, and used a fabbi mini message!!

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