Monday, 30 March 2009

Easy as 123...



Yeah right !!!

1 - circle
2 - ribbons
3 - stamps/images

You can mix them if you like too - ie use a circular stamp as your circle and 1 of your stamps etc! 3 stamps sounds a lot but you can use the same stamp 3 times, create a scene with different ones - use background ones etc!

It's papertake weekly time stampers!! And do you know how hard this one was, for some I wanted to put more on, MORE!! Simple me wanting more, I felt like Oliver Twist..lol I used a gorgeous images are from the
spring things set of CC designs from Dies to die for,there are 14 in the set a mix of images and sentiments, a real cute set coloured with promarkers, and the papers are daisy bucket from the previous post also from Dies to die for, I glittered the flower on the paper with glamour dust, the cardstock is Su Sage shadow as is the lush Taffeta ribbon....

Don't forget to pop over to Papertake for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sketch Saturday # 44



Happy Sunday everyone, sorry I haven't been around, busy doing cards for the extravaganza day craftsulove held yesterday, Saw some of my fellow DT team mates from Dare u 2 digi, yes I made it onto the team, hello Donna, Chris and Sandra .....

Well onto todays card, as the title suggests, a sketch from Sketch Saturday, and a fabulous one too... This card is my first DT card for Tracey at Dies to die for, and it uses the gorgeously cute High hopes bunny, you can find it HERE, The papers are Daisy Bucket's new range of papers that can also be purchased at Dies to die for, as can the promarkers that i used for colouring, the sentiment is from the Spring things set by CC Designs, and the cutie pie underneath the sentiment, has been cut out from the image and fixed on, the flowers are made from an SU punch as is the small corcle and scallop that the sentiment sits in, the cardstock is SU too, Lavender lace and Sage Shadow, all Su items can be purchase through me as I am now an SU demonstrator, Wooooohooo!!! Mind you the flowerpunch is an american one so can't be purchased in the UK, sorry all....



Enjoy!! Do pop back tommorrow for another cutie, it's Papertake weekly time!!

Friday, 27 March 2009

Free Shipping at Elzybells

Elzybells is Spreading some Summer love Free shipping,
So the 3 day Summer Shipping Special will be from Sat 28th - Mon 30th March! It will be applicable on all orders, worldwide (excluding wholesale orders). There'll be no coupon code to use - the shop will automatically deduct the shipping, so it's easy-peasy!

Please spread the word and have a sunny day!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Dog Tired....


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My card for today, is for Sketch Saturday challenge 43, and a fabulous sketch it is too this week, I have used a stamp from Stampin up it's from a fabulous set of four called For Father, when i saw this I had to have it, how cute is this ickle fella eh!! The papers are Bo Bunny, and is doubledsided, and the image is coloured with none other than Copics, both from Craftsulove.... The sentiment is Stampin up too from the Wow flowers set...
What do ya thinkie, do ya likie...

Monday, 23 March 2009

Crazy Daisy.....



It's monday and it's Papertake weekly challenge time, this week our uber talented Dawny p has done us a fantastic sketch, Thankyou Dawny..... I love it...
My image I have chosen is a Christine Dark design, isn't it gorgeous, it's called Crazy Daisy and you can purchase it HERE, The paper I have used is a doublesided one called everafter something old by Cosmo cricket, and can be purchased at craftsulove...
Hope you like, Don't forget to pop over to Papertake to see the gorgeous creations the rest of the Team have made.....

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Whiff of joy Challenge 22



Hello bloggers, have you had a good weekend, and have all you Mums had a good Mother's day, and been throughly spoiled, I hope so...

This week ovewr at Whiff of Joy, the theme is Green... I have used a sketch of Katharina's for this one, I have also used one of the images Sue sent me, Thanks Sue... This gorgeous litle thing is from the spring set, isn't she just cute.. I have coloured with copics, The sentiment is from The hello messages by Elizabeth at Elyzbells, and the flower scroll is a new penny black called Deco..., The papers are basic grey Sugared I think....
Enjoy!!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Super duper blog candy

Over at Sally-Ann's Love to doodle blog Sally has a super duper blog full of inspiration, with the cutest of download images, .......

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sssssssssorry I missed ya birthday.......



Oh my two posts in one day what has come over me.... lol

It's Elzybells challenge time, and the theme this week Polka dots, now don't all throw ya shoes at me when you see what papers I have used, coz they sooo go with these cutie pies, I couldn't resist....

I have made two cards for this challenge, I have used The mini messages Critters set again, and the from me to ewe clear set the me to ewe, card is a small 4x4 inch and has been paper pieced then finished with copics, The ssssnake one has been coloured with copics and finished with chalks..... and of course those fabulous Bo Bunny papers from Craftsulove, (Paula if your reading this put me by 5 sheets of dotty and 5 of stripe please I think I am gonna need them...lol)

Don't forget to check Elzabeths blog and the rest of the Team fabulous things are going on.....

Hello Friend....



It's LOTV Challenge time, and we have a fabulous sketch by fabbi Donalda today, I do luv Donaldas sketch, they really challenge you.... I have use Gorjuss image that my dear friend Sue sent me, and would you believe the fabbi Treacle sent me some too, they arrived yesterday, thankyou loads Treacle, I am now surrounded by Gorjussnness and don't it make ya feel Gorjuss too!! The papers I ahve used are Bo bunny again but different colourways this time very bold I think and just as lush, the sentiment used is Stampendous, image coloured in copics and the inspiration for the way i have coloured her comes from my gorjuss gifty Sue gave me...

Hope ya like , don't forget to pop over and see the rest of the teams fabbi creations... do pop back later I have some elzybells challenge cards to show you!!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Woodware delights....



I thought you might like to see the cards I did for Craftsulove on saturday, it were a colouring technique, a repeat of one of my classes, due to it's popularity, using watercolour pencils, ordinary pencil to paper and we added copics this time... I used wooware clear stamps Francoise read's new designs don't you just luv the cuteness of these designs, and the boy one was a stampavie, the papers which are kinda popping onto my blog a lot this week, are the new bo bunny, and boy to I love these papers the colures are just lush.... All the item on the cards can be purchased from the fabbi Craftsulove....

enjoy!!


Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Gorjuss joy!!!

Good morning all.... It seems the weather is gonna stay around for the time being... whooopeeee!!!

This morning though I were for some reason feeling a little down, don't ask me why, I couldn't say, I just felt that way.... then such Gorjussness plopped through me letter box, A fabbu RAK from My fabulous Friend Sue from susies sunshine, I had admired a card she made on her blog and me birthday is not that far away so hinted BIG TIME ...lol was that me birthday card, well what do you know the packet that arrived this moring was filled with Gorjuss girlies and WOJ girlies, and some of them even masked to sit on a tree stump, and stuck inside when the rest plopped out was that beautiful card, and the envelope had been decorated too, so superbly coloured both card and enevelope, well my friend you have truly perked me up, i am all excited now!!lol.... Here is what Generous Sue, sent me.... I shall treaure the card and recycle the envelope Thankyou BIG TIME my Gorjuss friend..

Monday, 16 March 2009

Feeling fruity......




Pee me pants or what, I forgot to do a title... what am I like, must be over excited at having a half decent garden for a change!!lol


"This week our challenge is sponsored by Shaz at Funky Fairys Papercrafts. The DT have used the new download, Feelin Fruity - shabby style which is the prize for this weeks challenge! All you have to do is enter a card with something edible on it to be in with a chance of winning!! We've used fruits and cakes for our example cards but the choice is yours lol!"

I have used the free download that Shaz has been so kind as to share with us all, more food items...lol what am I like, can't be the fruity one like the rest of the team, has to be a cake, but am sure Shaz won't mind!!! I shall be creating with the fruity one too , it's fab....

As I didn't join in last week, I thought i would use Dawny p's fabulous sketch, ya sooo talented girlie I luv ya... no better inspiration than a sketch from Dawny... The sentiment os from the cupcakes set from Elzybells.... fabulously bright card for you today, speaking of bright, what do you reckon on the weather, about blinkin time too!!! Having me garden made over, so whilst the men were woring, I were wheeling me puppy stamford and little tille around in their wheelbarrow, lol they loved it tee hee!! will have to show some piccies later on in the week... I have plenty card creations to show you so do pop back this week from time to time...
Anyways onto the card....
Don't forget to checkout the rest of the team great creations.....

Dies to die for....

Well how honoured I feel to be chosen from lots of creative crafters out there for a guest spot on Dies to die for, I shall be guesting for the whole month of April, and am really proud to be working with Tracey's fabulous team....

Now Tracey is currently holding a competetion, and for a real great cause so here is what Tracey has to say:

"This will be open until Saturday the 21st March and the difference being that we are making cards for a cause. A friend of mine, Kirsty Wiseman, is collecting cards for all the wonderful soldiers out in Afghanistan. They obviously do not have shops out there and cannot buy cards to send home to loved ones, etc. They are after all sorts of messages from 'Happy Birthday' , 'Get Well Soon', 'Happy Anniversary, anything that you can make that can be sent to them. Please do not forget to send them with an envelope :o) and in a card bag please!!!!"

Pop over to Here for more info!!!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Final sneak peak!!


For Elzybells release day is today, yehaaaaa!!! I can get the other mini messages, whoopiedooo......

For this sneak peak I have used the spring cubes set, it has 5 images and 8 sentiments, how cool.... A very vestaile set I think, not just for spring cards...
I made an acetate box the instructions are on splitcoast stampers, it were fiddly I tell you!!, The papers are imaginiece, which i picked up from CUL at the weekend... The SU scalloped border punch, and sizzix bigz card blank die, whihc is the aperture on the card, i cut it in half.. coloured with copics and the choccies are from mark's...lol soon to be scoffed with a nice cuppa!!!

Do pop over to Elizabeth's and the rest of the team, also blog candy giveaway from The Generous Elizabeth, oh I wonder what it will be....

Pollycrafts sketch by Sue....


Oh my I think I might have made this by the skin of me teeth Pollycrafts challenge is a sketch.... I loved this sketch by the fabulous Sue of susies sunshine.... I chose to use pink petticoat ocean papers, as I wanted a subtle look... I replaced the sentiment with a flower, don't chuck ya shoe at me Sue...lol I picked a download this time Pollycrafts do fabulous downloads, I think she is rather funky looking don't you....
Hope ya likey.....

Incy wincy spider !!!



Climbing up the spout!!


It's another Elzybells sneak peak, and what a cutie I have here for you...

I have again used the critters set, sorry Elizabeth am quite taken with it..lol.. and the mini tag set which has four tags and 13 sentiments wow!!!

I have used cute spider as you can see, I stamped a border of these critters along the bottom of the card, I have one little physically impaired baby, what has more than eight ickle leggies bless him, i didn't stamp him properly so went over it again, that will teach me to do anything like that first, but when I make a card it just evolves to where it wants to go... so Hence the mistake, but I am rather happy with it myself.. it were rather fun making it... I used circle punche for the spider and went over a negative punched circle with a slightly larger one for his legs...


Hope ya likey.... don't forget to blog hop around to elizabeth and the rest of the elzybelles, the links are over yonder!! and more sneaky peaks later and tommorrow..which is launch day!!!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Bees around the Honey pot......

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Another sneak peak of Elzybells art stamps, and what gorgeousness elizabeth has awaiting for you, these will all be released for sale on Monday so from now till then I have some more sneak peaks...

Again I have used the critter minis, I have fallen in love with these, there is another set like these, can't wait ot get me mitts on em!!
I have coloured the omages with Koh-in-noor pencils and mineral spirits, used nesties from craftsulove, the papers are freebies not sure which mag, SC&PC I think.... The cards are small ones, 4 inch and 4.5 inch erfect for these images I think.... Now don't forget to pop back tommrrow for some more sneak peaks

Friday, 13 March 2009

Let's do lunch.........



It's that time again, when you raid your piggy bank for the next lot of Elzybells releases, and do we have a critter or two for you!! You are in for a real treat, there are fabulous mini sets, terrific for the ever popular notelets.... and other such gorgeousness for you over the next four days...

Todays sneak peaks are simple, simple as , as simple is... A little notelet and gifty, Mmmm bag of peanut brittle, I am a greedy piglet, it were one in the bag one in me gob!! lol oh and it were nice... For this sneak peak I used two different sets, one the mini critters and on one of the treat bags sentiment from the mini tag set....

Now don't forget, well i know you won't, pop over to the rest of the Design teams creations, plenty of inspiration for everyone.....

Please do let me know what you think, all comments much appreciated....

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Have your cupcake ......



Two posts in one day whatever next!!!

It's Elzybells time yippeeee!!! and this weeks challenge is a fabulous sketch by our uber fabulous Michelle..... The colours of this one was inspired by Steph's PTW hot chocolate, I loved the colours and soo wnated to use the wr memory keepers papers for this one, I used the Hey Cupcake clear set and what a fabbi set too, 23 images and 7 sentiment ,WOW!!! Now that's a bargain set if ever there was one..... I coloured image with copics and used dooddlebug buttoms and jewellery cord, and that lush ribbon came off a big box of choccies that were given to me at crimbo... There were loads of it thank gawd, it's beautiful all soft to it's touch too...

Well Michelle thankyou loads for this sketch I luv'd it, and will use it again and again...Now don't forget the check out the other fabbi creations that Elizabeth and the elzybelles have made HERE

All things bright and beautiful......



Oh can't stop singing that now...lol

Well It's thursday and rather chilly here in Welling, But the birds are singing, perhaps thats why I am.... It's LOTV time and the theme is Bright and beautiful, and I certainly have gone bright thats for sure, and there is a prize for joining too this week,

Lili of the Valley are offering Five Die-Cut sheets to the winner who is chosen by Random.

There are plenty special offers on at Lilli of the valley at the moment too..

***SPECIAL OFFER***
Buy 10 die cut sheets for £10 in March,
(and they are offering free post and packing with orders over £20) over at the Lili website to those who are wanting to stock up with these beautiful images.


*** NEWS ***

Lili of the Valley will be on Create and Craft on the 24th March at 11am
and will be showcasing their new range of Teabags Made Easy.
These will not be available from their website, you can only buy them from Create and Craft and any exhibitions and shows they are attending.

Right then with that all said, onto my card, which is coloured with copics and promarkers, the image is of course a LOTV fairy...
Do pop back again today I have another card challenge to show you....

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Coffee Creams anyone!!!



Penny black Saturday challenge this week is Something to eat, I couldn't resist using this image a friend gave me, I have tried to get the stamp but it appears it's discontinued, am sooo upset by that, it's a fabulous image wouldn't you agree...
The papers I used were old crate papers i think.... the sentiment is an amuse one, and image coloured with copics.... I think i should have put diamond glaze on the choccies, though it does not show up in the piccies so never mind,,,, please do pop along again tommorrow, it's elzybells challenge day, and I ahve more foodie bits to show.....

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Transport improvisation!!!



The theme over at Secretcrafter saturday challenge was set by our leader Wendy and is transport, I am a little late with mine but better late than never,. I used a gorgeous image that was given to me of Penny Black, mice improvisng with a soap dish... doesn't it make you smile, it did me...lol had a little giggle if I am honest... I used pink petticoat papers the cream big dots, in Ocean, gorgeous flowers with the most stunning flat backed giant pearls made by artoz, the sentiment is from Su's wow flowers again, and image coloured with a combination of promarkers and copics.... I added a little glamour dust...

Hope you like, do pop by tommorrow for some more penny black delights, coffee and cream for penny black saturday challenge.....

Monday, 2 March 2009

Hot Chocolate.......

Apologies fellow blogger friends for my lack of blogging this last week,finishing wedding invites and recovering from the Elzybells launch....

HOT CHOCOLATE.....
Lol it's sounds food again don't it....
It's the theme over at Papertake weekly is Hot Chocolate, Pink and orange being the Hot, and Brown being the chocolate....

I thought I would go non cute on this one, I used a gorgeous stamp from great impressions, This I think you can get from the Glitter pot, they do a fabby range of great impressions stamps, I used core d nation cardstock from Craftsulove, and run these through the cuttlebug with cuttlebug swirl folder and border folders, and distressed them with a basic grey file also from craftsulove., I coloured image with watercolour pencils and put diamind glaze on the jars to give a glass effect.. The sentiment is a stamping up set called wow flowers I got mine from Stamping Caz.....

Hope you like, don't forget to checkout what the rest of the team has made, they are fabulous.....
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