Sunday, 31 May 2009

Dare u 2 digi.......

Hello once

I am rather late due to obvious reason for this DT card!!, I am sure my fellow Dt's will forgive me, I didn't want to miss it totally as it is such a fabulous sketch by our gorgeous Donna...

I have used Rosabella for this card from the uber talented Sandra Dry, and stampin up papers

Stah used:
Image: Sandra Dry designs
Papers Stampin up, Tea Party. Centainly celery and So saffron cardstock, Pearls from Pretties kit
Sentiment Whiff of Joy!

Do check out the rest of the DT's creations over at Dare u 2 digi....

Please pop below for my other two creations, that I posted today...

Stamp with us ... Sketch challenge...

Hello happy sunday all, and what spectacular weather we have and about time too, mind you, not wanting to moan, it ain't half hot mum!!

Well as you know sundays are Stamp with us time, and anything stampin up can be used, in conjuction with any other stash you have be it stamps or papers!! Please do come and join in the fun, the DT's are awash with inspriation on how to use your stash!! I do lurve Stampin up products, they are soooo timeless don't you think!!

Anyhows with Mojo on hols , I manage to do this challenge, though I won't mind admiting I found this sketch a very BIG challenge, But hey isn't that what its all about, challenging your creative juices!!!

All items used apart from brads are from Stampin up, don't forget if you need any stampin up stash, just email me and I can order then for you!!

Toodle pop for now.... am off to catch up with my DT cards, I must do one for dare u 2 digi, my fab friend Donna has done a great sketch for this weeks challenge.....
Stash used:

True friend stamp set
Spring solitude (Hostess gift)
Pumpkin pie card
pumpkin pie ink pad

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Dies to die for sketch challenge...

Hello all I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather at last!!....

I have to say I am struggling somewhat witout my beloved lap top, it truly is my right arm!! I still haven't got it back my Dad now has it trying to reload all my software, now it has a problem with the sound effect... I have lost everytihing on hard drive, though there may be a small hope that one day soon a good friends hubby will find at least one piccie of my baby stamford in the wheelbarrow... and not too mention my downloads!!

My lap top is xp and i love xp, I can not get on with vista and the main pc is you guessed vista, if the laptop saga is effecting my mojo, that vista has made it run far away.. I am having to swap over printers too as mine if fab and this one is not and nothing is coming out right, ain't that always the way... I can't resize me piccies on here either, bummer!! I can't sit in me craftroom, it feels kinda lonely in there without being able to blog hop to you all for inspiration, or a boogie whilst I cardie, listening to all the music on ya blogs, better than listening to the radio get no repeats!!

Here comes that saying again, I know God will only give me what I can handle, BUT why does he have to trust me so much!! I think he is having a larf now!!

Anyway, all things I am missing, my DT card for Dare u 2 digi... I am on it... I need to join in... My Sally -ann stuff as well.... Mmmm true gorgeousness there!!

Well I do have good news,thats if you haven't fallen a sleep by ow, after my there is a sketch competition on over at The Fabulous Tracey's DIES TO DIE FOR!!, A great sketch by our fabbie Dawnyp she is too clever that girlie!!...

I have used Shine, from the greeting farms, rain shine snow set!! , if you don't have these oh my why not!! Stash list below piccie....

Dies to die for, Rain, Snow, Shine stamps
Martha stewar punch Dies to die for
Elzybells sentiment from mini messages Stamp
Stampin up Summer picnic papers, real red and Bashful blue cardstock.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Scratch n Sniff with Recycle madness!

Well hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying half term!

Me I am having ine big nightmare!! My lap top's
hard drive has said no more Kim have had enough!! and has died taking my whole lifes work with it... Gutted is an undersatement, all my downloads piccies of my cards, saved sketches from bygone times, and most precious of all my piccies of Stamford and tillie, including the wheelboarrow one I wanted to blog and never got the time, like i never got the time to back up everything... well the saying tommorrow never comes, is true, it doesn't, well i shall change that theory for sure after this!!

anyways, it's elzybells time and fortunately i clawed back my piccie of card from the email i sent Elizabeth, so have something to show you... Mmmm it seems spooky the challenge as I picked this one, and now I am doing it with my laptop!! you guessed RECYLCING!!

Well for my card, I am recycling paper that smells as gorgeous as it looks, oh yes I havemade a scratch n sniff The paper was wrapped round some fabulously lush , lush products that the Fabulous Tracey at Dies to die for bought me as part of my birthday pressie... oh ta muchly Tracey, luberbly to say the least!! The ribbon also is recycled from the same package as it tied were tied around the packet!!

I used my fave elzy images, my girlies, well they were itching to come out to play espesh in this weather, although think maybe they should have brought their brollies out too these last couple of days!!

anyhows stash receipe below piccie..

all stamps ELZYBELLS
Girl with flowers
sentiment from mini tags set
recycled items from lush packaging
Nestabilitie labels from DIES TO DIE FOR

Monday, 25 May 2009

Scrapping fun at PTW...

Hello all, hope you are having a great Bank Hols, and that the weather is holding out for you all... It has been mega hot here in sunny Welling, though today is slightly cooler...

Well Monday is PTW day, and the theme this week is Scrap this!!

This weeks challenge is to use up some of the scrap bits we all seem to accumulate!Dig deep and see what you can come up with using scraps!

Well me I don't like throwing craft bits away, and over the years I have become brutal, But having just made the SWU card I thought i would use the scrap bits from that... and I cased this gorgeous card...
Receipe for card below photo...

Stash used:

Nestabilities labels DIES TO DIE FOR
Design paper Stampin up
Taffetta ribbon Stampin up
Kraft cardstck 12 x12 Craftsulove
Copics Craftsulove
Sentiment Mini tag set Elzybells

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Recipe time at Stamp with us!!

Oh what a lovely day, Hubby and kiddiwink off to sunderland for the day to support Chelsea, just me the dogs and cats! Housework and carding, mmmm I wonder what I shall be doing the most!!

well as its sunday it's Stamp with us time, and wow what stunning creations the Rest of the DT have in store for you!! and whn I mean stunning, I mean it!!

Me well I feel like the poor relation, though in my defence being last minute Kim, I was unable to put in anytime for this challenge, due to my commitments to Craftsulove this week, though I will say I am rather pleased with what i came up with in just 30mins.., I think i will make some more in other colours today!!

Now don't moan , I have no idea other than it is from Stampin up set, and was one of my first, I love it to peices I don't know the name of the set, ithas a fabulous flourish cornwer stamp in the set too!!. If anyone knows the name please can ya enlighten

Right onto the theme, which is as the title states Recipe, 1 patterned paper, 1 flower 2 ribbons and 1 button,...

I used all Stampin up stash!! In Bashful blue too!! the stash list is under the photo...

Bashful blue Designer papers
Bashful blue In Pad
Bashful blue Cardstock
Bashful blue Taffetta Ribbon
Oval stamps
Scallop oval punch
Large oval punch
Flower stamp
(think it might be doodle this?)

Enjoy your bank hols everyone... don't forget to pop back tommorrow for PTW....

Friday, 22 May 2009

One for the boys!!

What a beautiful day, though I can't enjoy it much I am spending the day making cards for my class at Craftsulove for tommorrow!!
and me Mojo seems to have taken a summer holiday somewhere!!

Well onto todays card which is for Dare u 2 digi.... the Dare this week is to make cards for men!! Oh my not good when ya mojo has gone missing now is it! anyways, I have yused a fabulous digi by Chris Dark, he is gorgeous, gonna do any Staffies Chris???

I have kept it real simple, coloured with copics, used basic grey papers, mini message from craftwokcards, scallop punch Stampin up and circle punch....

Hope ya likes....

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Release day at Elzybells!!!

Well how much have you spent??? lol I have a list as long as me arm, what is your favorite image??

Well today is release day at Elzybells, and there has been utter fabulousness from al the DT's, I have one for you today, though it's not me last , i have more to show over the next couple of days...

My card for today is using footie ted, single football, and Happy father's day sentiment...

Reciepe stash below photo...
All from Elzybells
Koh-i-noor pencils
smooth white cardstock
OMS & Paper stumps
Footie ted stamp
Football stamp

From craftsulove
Circle cookie cutters

From Dies to die for
Spellbinders Labels trio

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Elzybells sneak peak day three!!

Oh my isn't there some fabulous Elzy creations going on, I have my wish list that longer than the river thames!!

Well today I am off to Brighton for the day with my Friend Shirley, We are cadging a lift from the Crockenhill W.I ladies, and travelling by coach, to spend the day wandering around the lanes!! Oh some me time i can't wait... well as you read i will be on me way...

I will leave you with Mechanic ted isn't he just the cutest.... I have done two simple card for todays sneak peak, The papers on the first one sooo go with this teddy it reminds me of tyre treads... and the fab brads look like screw heads, A little stash recipe below of all the products used...

Stash list:
Stamps:- Mechanic ted, sentiment from the new clear set, happy fathers day single
Colour medium:- Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS- Elzybells
Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Smooth white Elzybells
Not quite navy & bashful blue stampin up
Brads woodware

well release day is nearly here tommorrow infact, and don't forget the myself and the rest of the DT's will showing the last of the sneak peaks tommorrow!! So fly by before you buy!!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Christmas wishes with Anya!!

Yay! another Anya cardie, oh how i lurves her!! This card i am entering into the Copics challenge #13 A fabulous challenge blog, if ya loves ya copics... this week its any colour copics but to use a sketch by the talented Maddy,... The Anya today is Snow, from the new set Rain snow shine!! from DIES TO DIE FOR isn't she just cute as can be....

Stamps: Rain Dies to die for
sentiment Amuse
Papers: Ski slope Stampin up
Cardstock: Real red Stampin up
Ribbon : grosgrain Stampin up
Ink pad Memento tuxedo black Dies to die for
Colouring medium: Copics Craftsulove
Flowers and brads from stash..
Oval punch large Stampin up
oval punch small papershaper from craftsulove>

Celebrate your birthday, Sneak peak 2 Friday sketch #52

Today two of Elzybells sneak peak is for Friday sketchers which is being sponsored by Elizabeth this week, and the uber talented Claudia has done the skecth... I knew instintively what stamp i wanted to used and its the revamped Teddy surpsed , now i have this set in the orignal wood mounted size, and the sentiment that goes with it, but i just can't resist this smaller size, they are too cute!! It comes in a clear set with three images and the matching sentiment, a real bargain.... Michelle at the card grotto did a gorgeous card showing off this set in yesterdays sneak peak, you must go see!!

Stash list:
Stamps:- Teddy surprise Elzybells
Colour medium:- Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS- Elzybells
Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Smooth white Elzybells
cerise papermill
Ribbon:- Stampin up

Are you enjoying the sneak peaks, i know i am.... all the links to the rest of the DT are on my sidebar, please do hop on over as you are in for a real treat...

also pop back laet for more Anyas, and perhaps arthurs too!!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Karate Kid!!!!

It's sneak peak time at Elzybells fro the next four days, and wooowwwweee have we got some goodies for you!!!, Do we dread making male cards, mmm me thinks sooo , well not anymore the fabulous mens selection that the uber taleneted Elizabeth has in store for you, will change all this....

When i saw this little fella, i immeadiately thougth of the Karate kid, oh how i lurrvvve that film, annd fell in love in my teens with him..... I still love it when i watch now!! get a grip girl!! lol

AnywaYS I digrest, back to the sneak peak, a little late in the day for peaking but i wanted to use the fabby sketch by Dawnyp for this weeks Papertake weekly..

The image has been stamped three times using the masking technique, the sentiment is from the everyday clear set I chose this sentiment as he has just gotton his Black belt!!, I have coloured images in using Ko-i-noor pencils and OMS and paperstumps, all of which can be now purchased at Elzybells, woooohooooo!!! I stampe on beautiful smooth cardstsock that works brilliantly with Ko-i-noors and Prisma pencils, this can also be purchased at Elzybells so all in all to recreate the cards you only need to shop at one shop, ELZYBELLS.... Elizabeth has these fabulous pencils on special offer at the mo, a very good price indeed, also as candy too!!

Come Rain , snow or shine!!

The Anya's are in the house!!

Hello all, and may i say a thankyou to all those that have wished me well, though not 100% better, i do feel loads better, and i think i am sleeping somewhat better now too, so that a relief!!

This mornings card is the fabulous Anya by the greeting farm, which can be purchased from the lovely Tracey at Dies to die for noy only has Tracey got a stunningly fabulous selection of goodies to by, the customer service is way up there with the best of em, if Tracey has it and you want it, well you would have to wait too long to get it..

For todays Anya, coz there is three of them in this set, i have used Rain... how strange it is that all of us on the DT, has used Rain as our first sneak peak!! I have used Stampin up papers and cardstock and ribbon, i shall list a receipe of stash below picture...

Stamps: Rain Dies to die for
sentiment mini tag set elzybells
Papers: Summer Picnic Stampin up
Cardstock: Real red Stampin up
Ribbon : grosgrain Stampin up
Colouring medium: Copics Craftsulove
Flowers and brads from stash..

Now please do pop back after 5pm as i will be showing my first card for the Elzybells new release and papertake weekly DT challenge card.. and also tommorrow for the next creation from the Anya's....

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Ruby, ruby, ruby,ruby!!!

Lol I cant stop singing that now... well as promised some more creations, Sally-Ann has come up trumps with her new designs for Digi Stamp Boutique The utterly gorgeous Ruby, who comes with wings and without!! Well have ya notice the gorgeous Ruby in my Blog header, Ta muchly Sally-Ann I lurves her, what a gorgeous dress she is wearing too, all made from chiffon i bet.... lovely and flowing.... I have used Washington apple papers from Stamping, which yo can get through me, STAMPIN UP have a special offer on their paper this month, buy three and get a fourth of your choice free... I will also chuck in free shipping too, if you order through me... anyways back ta Ruby The cardstock to is stampin up, real red, bashful blue, and so saffron,the ribbon is stampin up bashful blue, the birthdays wishes is elzybells, and the special princess was a gift from Sally-ann from her own stamps many moons ago..

there are more Sally-ann design in the form of Arthur!! so do be sure to pop bac in the morning to see him, before i upload the elzyeblls snaeks which will be around


Stamp with us challenge

Hello everyone, well what rotten weather I have woken up too, sums my whole week up really doesn't it.... well lets hope the wind and rain blows the cobwebs away bigtime!! not the kind of weather to hang ya towels out

well being Sunday its Stamp with us challenge time and this week is a colour inspiration theme,

For my creations I made a card amd matching notebook, i just love the kraft card, quite addicted to it the note book i purchased from paperchase a real bargain @ £2.50 I thought, and i just decorated it to match the card,

Here are the supplies which are all barring the note book from Stampin up:
cardstock,ribbon and ink,Pumpkin pie
kraft cardstock,
summer picnic papers ,
oval scallop and large oval punches
Oval All stamps
Note book...

There are some stunning creations form the rest of the Dt's, please do pop over and take a look they are fabulous!! and why not join in, you don't have to use Su products...

also today I plan to upload some more delights, so watch this space!! If you can't make it back later then do come tommorrow, its Elzybells sneak peak time!!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Dare u 2 digi... Lilac and Lemon...

Hi all, sorry for not being around, have been rather poorly all week, with something called Globus!! I have had a felling of an obstruction in my throat for a good few weeks now, and Monday was the last straw, i have not been sleeping much due to the discomfort!! and the stress of it has caused bad excema?? on my left hand index finger... oh a right poorly state I am in... though wednesday was my worse day, i do feel much better now as I have seen another Dr, and he has given me what I need to put it right, so heres hoping itwon't be around for long!!

Anywas enough of me, here the Dare u 2 digi challenge that I should have put up yesterday!! The dare this week is to use Lilac and lemon, I have used Chris' Sweet pea digi, how gorgeous is this design!! you can get it HERE, Chris has some fantastic designs, do visit her blog for soem fabulous inspirations...

I also used Stampin up chalks combined with copics for colouring the flowers, and stampin up card stock almost amythest and so saffron, combined with basic grey paper! and a mini message from craftwork cards,,,,

Please do pop back tommorrow for the SWU challenge, and I have some gorgeous Sally-Ann designs tp show you, also Anyas have arrived at Dies to die for , and they are just stunning!! Must have, so be quick and get ya order in!!

Sunday, 10 May 2009


Hello, well what an apt challenge, my first challenge DT creation for Stamp with us and the theme is Thankyou!! Well i would like to say the biggest thankyou ever to all my crafting friends, I love you all dearly, the gorgeous cards and gifts are out of this world and sooo many, I can't believe how lucky I am...

Sure has brightened me birthday up since i shall be spending it in a car allday ferryong and waiting on paul whilst he is at footie~!! blasted footie..

Anyhoos, back to the challenge the theme is thankyou, and I decided to make a gift box rather than a card, i used a lauren meader template, and Stampin up products of course, So saffron , and rose red cardstock, rose red ink pad, simply said stamp set and true friend, and those gorgeous giant flat backed pearls from the pretty kit set, I raised the center of the flower using sticky fixers, and made my own patterned cardstock using another flower from the True friend set and stamping it with versamark, and finished the gift box off with the lush grosgrain bravo burgandy...

Hope you like, please dont forget to pop over to see what the rest of teh uber talented members of the design team have made...

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Gingham & Stitching

Hello Everyone... I don't know about you but am I glad the weekend is here,i am a little wornout... well stressed out is the right word, I got locked out my craftroom last night and was panic stricken to say the least, I made today card and was waiting for it to dry before photoing it, and the stoopid door catch jammed and would not budge, had to get poor Paul out of bed wait half hour for blinkin stairlft to ferry him down, holding onto his wheelchair while he tried to kick door in, yep drastic measures!! i was beside meself, it would not nudge we were there nearly an hour, what a mess we made of the door, using screwdrivers and all sorts, but in the end we got the cath out all bent and buckled, now I have to barracked the door up so Stamford don't go in and chew me stash up, oh my copics I would cry if that happened...

Anyhoos on to the Dare u 2 digi challenge and what a fab one it is this week too!! Gingham and stitching...., well I used me new mini sewing machine Paul got me for me birthday, I know I shouldn't be using it till Sunday, But I needed it as my main one has got a little I used the uber beautiful Lily Rosabella Digi image from Sandra Dry, Doodlebug paper cardstock Stampin up as is the sentminet and the oval standard and oval scallop punches, buttons and flowers from me stash!! gorgeous buttons too I think they are from woodware, some are glittered, Oh yes and coloured with copics from craftsulove.. Finished with glitter....

Hope ya likes..... The rest of the team have made some spectacular creations, and theres a prize too well fabby includes a Martha Stewart punch, go check out the blog...This weeks dare is for Post pals...."Post Pals is an organisation that was set up to create smiles for children who suffer from life threatening and long term illnesses. We ask people to log on to send the children featured on our website ‘happy post’. When a child is very ill, often a visit from the postman can make their day. A cheery card or letter can make them feel less alone and bring welcome distraction from what they go through each day. To see the difference happy post can make please watch this great video (link) To find out more about Post Pals, please log on to and have a look around the website.

To send a card to a child and brighten their day, please follow the 5 easy steps on the home page. Post Pals is sponsoring the card competition at Dare U 2 this week. To enter, we ask that you choose a Pal on the website and make a card for them. Please post a photo to your blog of the card and say which pal it’s for then link us to it. Here is the most important bit though… please then post the card to the address on your chosen child’s page. Please also remember to fill out the stats page (link to this is on the 5 easy steps) so we can see the card has been sent. The reason we’re sponsoring this challenge is to create more awareness of Post Pals and increase the amount of
cards that are sent to the children to brighten their days. We look forward to seeing your creations!"

Well I have decided to send a card and gift to Ethan C and his siblings and mum she is dealing with this on her own, and william m and his siblings, it seems all the girls at the moment in the stats are recieving bits, and the boys are somewhat left behind!! and whilst we love to do girlie cards and such, i am gonna go out my box and make cards for boys,.....

Let the birdie sing sweet nothings!!

Hello all

Sorry I ain't been around, am busy making more Elzyeblls sneak peaks!!

Todays card is based on this weeks Sketch at sketch saturday by Debbie, what a wonderful sketch thankyou Debbie. For my card I have used Kraft cardstock by SU, Papers by bloom n grow, with matching bazzill and a new fiskars border punch, all which can be purchased at Craftsulove The image is from the uber talented Sally-ann new range and can be found HERE at the Digi Stamp Boutique, this ickle fella is coloured using Copics, oh I do lurve these designs, and boy will we all have some fabulous new ones in store for sneak peaks over the next few days....

Monday, 4 May 2009

Hey Chica! What's crackin?

Hello all and how are we today.... are you all enjoying the weather, and the rest thank god for bank hols thats what I say..

Well as it's Monday you all know what monday means on my blog, yep, it's papertake weekly time, and the lovely Dawny p has come up trumps yet again with a fabulous sketch... For my card today I have used some ultra gorgeous papers by K&Co called Citronella, a snazzy miss Anya, and the sentiments are from the Hey Chica clear set by MFT, and Martha stewart border punch, all can be purchased from The lovely Tracey at DIES TO DIE FOR...

I am really pleased with this card, i think i shall save it for my daugthers birthday... Don't forget to pop over to papertake for some more great inspiration from the team...

Sunday, 3 May 2009


Are ya having fun in the gorgeous weather, I am, though I am iching to make cards n stuff, my Dda gave me a call this morning and said I'll be round in half n hour to do ya garden, Oh gawd I ain't walked Stamford ,had a bath or had lunch and there will be no chance of any of those when Dad gets round he works ya like trojan!! Oh my I feel all burnt now!! we have been killing bindweed, blinkin srtuff wouldn't mind it don't even belong to me, it keeps popping iver from next door, a pressie I could rather do withour, and also we have been digging to lay pebbles, oh my... well I cramed in walking the Dog scoffing me lunch, and sorry to say stinkin the garden no time for bath..... LOL...

Anyways enough of me gabble, like ya really want to know!!

Todays creations are using the fabulous new digi stamps from the uber talented Sally-ann....from Sally-Ann's new website HERE, I love that they can be resized to any size, the are coloured with copics, The cardstock (real read, Kraft), papers (Ski Slope) and gorgeous taffeta ribbon all from Stampin up, as is the lovely linen thread through the buttons, The box was made from a Ppaertrey timeless template designed by the fabulous Lauren Meader.... The scallop edged squares were made by Stampin up's scallop border punch, how cool is that!!

Sally-Ann has a competition once a month why not pop over to the Digi stamp Boutique and check it out!!


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