Saturday, 31 January 2009

Fun times with wild circles....



Well what do you know I made this card Thursday night and thought I would post Friday and forgot, I checked Penny black sat challenge just now and their theme is circles, so hey no rush for me to get a card done, it's already made.. I used Fun times again, with the wildcard cartridge, this time I cut the card blank at 6 inches making the card a 15 cm round one, I used me gorgeous papers Sue got me for crimbo, and of course the mini messages, the image coloured with my new copics, oh how I am loving all these little fellas right now, I love what Sue from susies sunshine and Jacqui from cats whiskers have done with their card blanks from this cartridge threading ribbon through the holes and rather stunning they look too, will try that one meself....

Zoo cuteness.....



It's Secret Crafter challenge time, and our Gorgeous Sue has had us in a spin this week lol!!! Something you can find in a Zoo!!! Is Sue's challenge for us...lol, well I stamped and I chucked and I stamped and I threw..... in the end I thought now what am I in a tizz for, the talented Sally-Ann from Love to doodle has a fantabulous set of doodles, such cuteness that can not be left behind!! Sally-Ann has a link to her Digi download blog on her love to doodle blog, Papers I used are from basic grey Archaic pad and go ever so well with this design, coloured in copics and finished of with yes you guessed a mini message..lol and some flowers of course, I love this card, do you!!

Pop back tomorrow for another creation using my wildcard cartridge....

Friday, 30 January 2009

Frame it......




Is the theme over at Penny black saturday challenge this week
I thought I would use my Cricut Wildcard cartridge again and my new fabby penny black Cat called Fun Times, lol can't stop using this one, do you think I might like it somewhat?? The card blank and frame are both from Wildcard cartridge which yo can purchase at Craftsulove they have them for a great price too!! I used SU card stock and coloured image with Copics, Finished off with my beloved mini messages from Craftworkcards.. The image is stamped onto smooth white card, mounted onto the yellowish cardstock and placed insdie the card blank, and the frame has just been fixed to the front of the card....
Hopes ya likes...

Do pop back tommorrow for the fabulous Secret crafter challenge and what a fab challenge it is too!!!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

LOTV Sketch time.....



It's sketch time at LOTV, Before we have a look at this weeks sketch we wanted to let you know that Lili of the Valley have some great offers and new products on there website, so why not pop over and have a look, they are selling Wood Mounted Stamps at fantastic prices, they have also started to sell Downloadable Toppers they have some funtastic fun designs on 10 different sheets each with 4 toppers, Jacqui has used one of the sheets on her DT card this week.

Well down to this weeks challenge Jo has designed this fabulous sketch for you to work with:

I have used Craftworkcards card blanks,papers, mini messages and card candy for this weeks challenge along with two fairies from LOTV, images coloured with the usual suspects copics from craftsulove!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

1,2,3......


Secret crafter....

The lovely Jane has set the theme for this weeks Secret crafter challenge, It's

1,2,3

1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.

I am rather late with this one, I used a gorgeous penny black stamp called fun times, that I saw on Mrs Wonkas blog, (Mrs W makes some gorgeous cards!) I picked it up at Sandown park show, The sentiment is from Lili of the valley, and fabbi double sided paper by EK Success called chocolate fun dots, oh gawd where did i get this from , i want more!!

So the one image coloured with copics, two papers and 3 embellishments are two flowers and a brad...

Hope ya likey!!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Sprinkled with Fun.....


I love this set from Hero arts, the cupcake clear set, you can get from Craftsulove...

This weeks challenge at Papertake weekly is another fabbi sketch from our gorgeous Dawny, I used papers from my pink n brown card kit from craftworkcards, and card candy which I coloured with copics to get a darker colour and would you believe, it still came out with it's shimmery effect how cool is that.... I coloured image with copics and glittered the sprinkle although i don't think you can see them, I stamped image with memento rich cocoa ink pad....

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Dt's fabbi creations

Sunday, 25 January 2009

I am mega excited....

I went to the sandown park show for the very first time, though not sure I shall go again, didn't realise it were a knit and stitch and there were very few cardmaking stalls, though one of my faves were there at least Craftworkcards so all was not lost, so I could stock up on me square cards especially the scalloped ones, and me ever fave card candy... I managed to get hold of one of the £10 card kit folders in pinks and brown, glad we asked richard (belated birthday wishes Richard) to put them away for us, they sold right out within an hour of us visting the stall... so apart from Julie (Hickey) and Richard me and SDhirley didn't see anyone else we knew which was really odd as any show we go to we see loads of peeps and we stop and chat so much we never reall get round the whole show, well not twice anyhow... lol

We went by train instead of our usual driving, god won't do that again, rather be stuck on the M25 Coz I bought a little something I could not carry amoungst my bags stuff with stamps and cardstock, and here it is,






Oh I have been after one of these little beauties for such a long time, someone from a forum had one and told me they were thousands of pounds, Mmmmmm!!!! well imagine my excitement at this contraption and it's very affordable price of £150.00 for an A4 one,they do a smaller one at £95for A6, that I think will be on a par with the cricut in a very different way of course, it don't die cut, but is just as useful I think, especially for personalisation, which is just what i need especially since my newphew is getting married and has asked me to make the invitations..... well I think it will take off big time just like the cricut...
You can readall about them and purchase them HERE www.patsymay.co.uk, and of couse coz I didn't have the car, i could bring it home with me, so have to wait till in the week when it gets delivered, oh poo!!!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Cupcake challenge....


This is the first time I have entered Cupcake challenge blog, this week it's a great sketch by Lauren, I used a Joanna Sheen messy rabbit stamp for this, Stamped with Memento ink pad and coloured with my new copics from craftsulove, How did I do Mummy fairy!!! The papers are K & Co (amy butler)... Craftworkcards mini message...
Enjoy!!

Elzybells valentine gift challenge...



This weeks challenge at Elzybells is to make a valentine gift, Well mine is a very simple effort as I have been rushed off me feet the last few days, but I stll think it's gorgeous none the less, I Used the pot from some bazzil wing flowers, nestabilities you have a special place sentiment and the hearts that are stamped on the paper strip around the middle of the jar are from the gorgeous new clear set so sweet, I coloured those with promarkers, added a ribbon and a cupid charm,Then filled the jar with Love hearts, Do check out what Elizabeth and the rest of the Elzybelles have made HERE....

Challenge 15 at LOTV....


The theme at LOTV this weeks is valentines,
and there is a fabulous prize up for grabs, see HERE...
I have use the cute Moggi with flowers stamp for my card, and some left over papers I think they are Basic Grey?? Coloured with promarkers, and some dinkie brads, also below I will show last weeks challeng=6-e card, somehow I forgot to upload....

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Stick ya teeth back in and give us a Kiss!!!


Lol..... The theme over at Cute card Tursday is Give us a giggle, I have seen some brilliant cards bloggers have made, and I sooo wanted to join in on this one as I have quite a few humourous stamps, and I thought being nearly valentines day, I would use this image from the clear set by Clealy stamps with Character, they are normally decoupage sheets, and I am chuffed they made stamps now, I got them from cardart at Allie pallie, the papers are Pink petticoat new ones, the card blank craftworkcards,...

Still giggling at this image , can ya see his false teeth in his hand...lol Think i will give this one to Paul, just to remind him of things to come..lol

Forever ribbons,,,,,


Another challenge card for you this week, this time it's for Forever friends and Ribbons, I don't have many FF Stamps, Only two and this one I got Saturday at Craftsulove, a simple but lovely design and stamps so beautifully too! The sentiment is feom a Hannas stamp set, the card blank from Craftworkcards, Image coloured with Promarkers.... Got 72 Copic Ciao's today from Craftsulove, thanks Paula, loving them shall practice like mad, that will please Mummy Fairy from LOTV too!!..lol The paper used in this card is an old one from Junkitz....
Enjoy.....

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Ribbons and Flowers...


Are the theme over at Pollycraft Monday challenge blog this week.... and the Dt's have done some scrummy designs.... I am not able to join in often in this great challenge blog as I have all crimbo designs, so was glad I noticed that I had this one,it's called Mary lou Big Surprise, it got stuck down the side of a drawer... Now how bad is that when you don't realise you have such a cutie patootie stamp thats never been inked up...

I used promarkers to colour, delish papers from craftsulove called Silly Sally by
We R mk... and a mini message by Craftworkcards, Wheres the flower I hear ya ask... well, I used Ribbon to make a ribbon flower....

Enjoy!!!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Shape up........


This weeks challenge over at Papertake weekly, is Shape Up! The challenge this week is to use 3 shapes on your card or project. If you're really stuck you can count your card base as one of the shapes!!
The DT have some fantastic cards to inspire you! So don't forget to pop over to Papertake weekly

I have used my fabbi wildcard cartridge again for this one, my three shapes being , square card, inner corcle of frame, and that spangdoolie frame , isn't it funky.... The image is a penny black one from the new clear set called hugs, that I got from craftsulove..... The papers are basic grey...
Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Give a little......


Is the theme over at Magnolia v Stampavie....

I have decided this year to make thankyou gifts rather than cards, and I think these lttile note books are superb for this, I do have a Bind it all but I don't have the time to do loads, so these are right handy....

I was at craftsulove last saturday the first day of their sale (bought loads, fabulous reductions) and the queen of colour was there herself, my fabbi friend Stamping Caz, demoing the gorgeous magnolias, and I was so inspired y the gorgeous cards that Caz made, I bought the dreamy stamp that I have used for this note book....

I coloured her in Copics and promarkers, I find they compliment each other immensley. the papers are making memories, sentiment from hero arts clear set also from crafstulove...

Enjoy.....

Monday, 12 January 2009

It's sketch time at papertake weekly....


Dawny has done us proud yet again, with a fabulous sketch this week...

I have used Elzybells so sweet for this sketch, being that I am in love with the set, I just couln't put it down...lol, I have used the image in conjunction with Penny blacks sentiment from the hugs clear set, and used doodlebug brads from craftsulove, quixk hurry they are in the sale and are a mega barg=6-ain...., the papers too are from Craftsulovethe gorgeos We R M collection...

Enjoy, ..... ps don't forget to check out the Dt's creations , they are fabulous.....

Judgement day is here!!!!




The last of the sneak peaks, I do hope you have enjoyed my sneak peaks, I have enjoyed making them, a little too much as I join the queue in Elzybells land for the stamps that I haven't got...

well I have three creations for you today, they don't all match I am afraid, but am sure you will like them, The third card has been decorated inside as well as on the front....
The one above, I have coloured with Copics, (see mummy fairy I have tried just for you...lol)....

Below I have coloured with watercolour pencils and sponged distressed inks around the edges, I call this my little book of love, for any love notes you wish to write, I write I love my Elzybells, oh yes I do...lol can ya tell, I bet ya can... The little spiral book I got in my local in and out shop as I call them , a shop that sells everything, in every nook and cranny, I got six of these little fellas for only £1.25





The next card I chose to do a pop up card, I used the sewwt like chocolate set, and used the littleborder to go around the circle, see I think clear sets are brilliant for this, you don't have to have straight lines they are flexable enough the do this technique... I have coloured this one in promarkers....





Don't forget to check out the rest of the very talented Design team, also please do pop back tommorrow for another elzybells card for my papertake weekly DT card, it's funkylicious on colour and patterns... Thnkyou to everyone who has popped by, I have enjoyed your company, and it's much appreciated, , one last word though do come back and tell me what sets you bought, I would love to know!!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Do you have a soft spot???


and Copics/promarkers...lol... and me Wildcard cartridge, which I have used for me hugs n kisses bear card, isn't the card blank fabulous, I am loving this wildcard thing, the frame from the sweetie card comes from there too, so if your thinking of getting one Craftsulove have them,....

The stamps i have used in todays Elzybells sneak peak, is the sweet like chocolate clear set and the bear squashing the I think it's a pillow or it could be a giant nag of sweets, now that would be nice wouldn't it...lol

How are ya loving the sneak peaks and stamp designs, mmmm I am loving them a little too much... and if so what is it, mine at the moment has to be these gorgeous stamp sets
Please pop back tommorrow for more Sneak peaks......

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Hugs & Kisses from Elzybells



Day two of the Elzybells sneak peaks, now wasn't there a fabulous array of creations from The Elzybells design team, how scrumptious was they all, I thought they were all superb, well today I have two sneak peaks for ya,
I used The sweet like chocolate clear again, and a single sentiment, and I used them in conjuction to my new cricut cartridge from craftsulove, called wildcard, fabulous cartridge full of different card blank shapes, frames and matching envelopes....
Enjoy

SCSC Anything but a card...


This weeks challenge was set by Claire, anything but a card, now I am not happy with my effort , but as I have said before you show the good, the bad and the ugly!! and this one is't not good, well I don't think so anyway, but I don't have the time to change it, I was planning to make a note book, but time ran away with me... I used the sizzix bigz carry out box die for this challenge(The Glitter pot) and quickutz revolution flourish dies (Craftsulove)....

Friday, 9 January 2009

Mojo Monday challenge 68 sketch


There's a fabulus sketch over at Mojo Monday and I have been itching to join in...
I used the Accent essentials cartridge from cricut, for the frame, first time I have used thid cartridge, shame on me, I have had this a year now, The papers and pearlies are a pressie from Sue at Susie sunshine,I so love the shimmer on this paper, I have used Daisy a sugar nellie Elizabeth bell image, and coloured with promarkers...
Enjoy

Who would you give your last Rolo too!!!


Yippppeeee Elzybells sneak peaks are here and release day is 12th of Jan, and boy have I loved these new releases, I have a good few for you over the next few days.... all different styles and shapes of card... My first one is using a new release clear set called Sweet like Chocolate this set is sooooo yummy (pardon the pun) LOL, This card was inspired by the inspiration card on the back of the clear set, I have coloured images in promarkers, used nestabilities and have used the masking technique to layer up the chocolates.... Mmmmm don't ya think they look real.... Who would you give your last rolo too....
Hope ya likes, and see ya tommorrow for more sneak peaks, don't forget to check out the rest of the teams sneak peaks, I can't wait, I have a feeling they are all gonna be gorgeous!!! lots of inspiration for me... Pop back tommorrow for more scrumptiousness,,,,,,,

Thursday, 8 January 2009

At long last penny black piccies



At long last blogger is playing ball, so I can finally get me cards up for the Penny Black Saturday challenge blog before the next PBSC comes around.lol Hope you likey....




I have used all sorts of techniques for the embossing, from cuttlebug folders to scorpal, the set of stamps I used is the new Penny black Hugs set, all items are from Craftsulove. apart from te mini messages which I adore from craftworkcards.... got a bit carried away haven't I, LOL...

The season of thank you's


Edited to say piccies now available, yipeeee
This week sees the return of LOTV challenge, and Thank you is the theme as it's Thank you season , and I have plenty to make.. and whilst we are on the thankyou subjsect I would like to say a big thankyou to Jacqui (cats whiskers) for running the blog and al the hard work she has put into it , it's much appreciated Mummy Fairy... loads...

I used a sketch by Sue from Susie sunshine that she made for Secretcrafter blog, I love this sketch, I chose a LOTV fairy and coloured her with Copics and promarkers, fabby papers that Sue bought me, sentiment is also LOTV.....
Enjoy!!!

(ohhhh nooo is anyone else having a prob uploading images) can't be having all this stress!!!

Pink, Blue and Green the Elzybells way...


Our Dt Remit this challenge was set by our lovely Jeanne, and Jeanne chose for us to make a card or whatever ya fancy in Pink, Blue and green....

I chose to make a scrappling using the Call me Clear set, just lurve that ickle telephone don't you... It's a fabbilicous set a real must have in ones stash!! I coloured with promarkers and used gorgeous papers that my equally gorgeous friend Sue gave me for crimbo, ta muchly Sue, I lurves this range of papers... Funky and bright...

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Embossing with Penny black Saturday

The theme is embossing this week at Penny Black Saturday challenge blog.... lol don't laugh, I got a bit carried away with the new clear set that I got from Craftsulove.... I so love the clear sets, I think it's the smaller images that I like.... I also used a fabulous flower trio stamp by penny black as a background I love this set...

Some I have used cuttlebug embossing folders and others I have used the scorpal and embossed lines myself... Let me know what ya think good or bad!!

(oh gawd not letting me upload me picces)

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Sketch Saturday with Mimi....

Had a play with my new stamps Loving this little fellow from Stampavie as you can see, and then remembered all the stamps I purchased from Pink Gem, now how norty of me not to find time to play, Little Mimi is so adorable don't you think , and the papers from basic greys Archaic pad is just simply gorgeous, must get more of this set.. I will give the receipes fro the card just underneath the photo...
The first one is using a fab sketch from this weeks

...sketch saturday, I edged slightly away from the sketch as in not using circles for the corners, I was running short on time, it were getting rather late, and me eyes were stinging with tiredness, so I am sure I shall be forgiven....Ooops piccie not so good of this card, will do another


Receipe:
Image: Mimi Pink Gem
Basic grey papers: The Glitter pot
Mini messages Craftworkcards/The Glitter pot
Copics Ciao pens: Craftsulove
Promarkers: Secret Crafter
Prima Flowers



Receipe:
Image: Party Dragon Lelo The Glitter pot
Basic grey papers: The Glitter pot
Mini messages Craftworkcards/The Glitter pot
Copics Ciao pens: Craftsulove
Promarkers: Secret Crafter
Prima Flowers

Next is a little Scrappling.. Stamped on white shimmery cardstock from Craftworkcards, give is a glittery feel don't you think..



Receipe:
Image: Party Dragon Lelo The Glitter pot
Basic grey papers: The Glitter pot
Mini messages Craftworkcards/The Glitter pot
Copics Ciao pens: Craftsulove
Promarkers: Secret Crafter
Prima Flowers

Monday, 5 January 2009

Polka dots....



Seeing spots is the theme over at Papertake weekly this week, I have used a leanne Ellis image from funkykits for this one, I think the papers are gorgeous for this image, coloured image with promarkers, kept it simple as always, I do try to be busy but I just don't think it's in me, I try but just come up with a mismatch card, so I give up, perhaps I will get there someday, but not someday soon I expect.... The sentiment is an hero arts clear set one, I thought went particularly well with this image..... Do take a look at the Dt's creations they are fabbi as always....

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Scrapling Heaven.....

Oh that norty Friend Stamping Caz has got me well and truly hooked on Scraplings, Caz has made some beautiful scraplings, I so admire Caz's colouring too...

I have made a couple , well loads really My first one I didn't like, loving my Elzybells the way I do, I felt I didn't do her justice and was gonna throw her away, but Caz wanted to see her, so I have included her,.... well one must see he bad as well as the good, we can't always be perfect, and I most certainly ain't perfect so what the heck!! Shw was made using the left overs from an A4 piece of cardstock when I made a 14.5 square card blank, it measures 6.5 cm x 29 cm and folded in half.

Receipe:
Elzybell Girl with pressie - Elzybells
sentiment -Elzybells clear sheep set
Ink Memories and Distresses ink pads- The Glitter Pot
Fiskars Threading water border punch- Craftsulove

The second one is using a stamp I picked up from The Glitter pot I fell instantly in love with him... This one was made with left over cardstock from which I were stamping on, it measures 8.5cm x 25 cm and folded in half..

Receipe:
Party Dragon Lelo designs- The Glitter pot
Basic grey papers - The Glitter pot
Flowers-The Glitter pot
Mini messages - Craftworkcards
Memento ink pad Black Tuxedo -Craftsulove
Copics- Craftsulove
Promarkers- secret Crafter

Do Pop back for more Scrapling Heaven tommorrow...

P.S I have finally got to grips with me Posh Nespresso coffee/Latte machine, I phoned them and they were excellent, and gave me step by step instructions whilst on the phone , lol I forgot to wait fro the light to stop flashing before trying to froth me milk... so now I have perfect Lattes, loving it, even popped to Harrods today after dropping Paul and his friend footie at Chelsea, to get more coffee pods, me as cockney as the come, in Harrods buying posh coffee now that were a sight I tell ya... and how rude tourist are in a sale, kept pushing me and Winnie over, to get to their bargains, well what bargains there was, I didn't see any.... Bye for now!! off for a caramel Latte...lol

Saturday, 3 January 2009

It's a tough job being a princess!!!



The SCSC Challenge is a sketch by our very own Secret Crafter herself Wendy, wow Wendy I don't know about everyone else BUT I sure found this a challenge after me christmas dinner, you do like to keep us on our toes don't ya..lol
Well todays card is using the Elzybells dinkie set of fairytales, coloured using promarkers from Secret crafter webshop... The flowers are from Poppicrafts....
The colours used are Pastel Green, Rose pink, Vanilla, Blush and Cinnamon....
Enjoy!!!
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