Friday, 31 July 2009

Distress ya heart out........... Dare u 2 digi 18



Hello a happy friday to ya's, Its Dare u 2 digi day today, and the Dare is DTSRESSING...... Distress your card or item in any way you wish....

We have a guest designer this month the fabbi Jen, do pop over to the challenge and check out her creation... and the rest of the teams too!

For my image I have used Christine Darks stunning Butterfly Fairy, oh my she is soooo lush, I knew I had to have her the minute I saw Chris' debut card..... You can get her HERE

I have used Stamping up papers Retired but still available, I can get them for you!! They are called winter green... I coloured the image with copics, distressed around the image with chalks, skirted her then with glimmer mist Iridescent gold from craftsulove, then jagged the edgeds of all the card and paper stock, the sentiment is Whiff of Joy, and the punch is Stamping ups...

I soooo lurve this card, Do you!!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Blog candy

The beautiful Steph from much ado about nothing has started a new blog, and is giving away the most amazing blog candy, do pop over to her new blog called STAMPING SHARING.... AND WHILST YOUR THERE CHECKOUT HER AMAZING CREATIONS....

Heidi and Gretel......



Oh my more rain again today, what a funny summer or not really, England never gets a good summer let alone a perfect one!! At least it's not too cold.....

Anyeways onto my creations for today more creations from the Craftsulove Demo weekend, Two of which was inspired by my friend Susie Sunshine the little note pad, and images holder,I couldn't find a white or blue pen to go with it,...

All the items today are from craftsulove from the cardstock through to the colouring medium of prisma pencils.....






The next little cutie was made from a cc design and a scenic hobby art stamp, Helen Meighan was demoing them, and making stunning cards with them and Tracey from mojo on the run, suggested that i could use them with the cc design girlie as sand, even though it were grass, what a fabulous idea!! The sentiment is from a woodware clear set.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Sketch saturday #61 with cc designs....




Hello All , what a rotton morning we have today in Rainy Welling...
I have more cardies from the Crafts u love demo weekend to show you today, oh my i have never been soooo busy..lol
Hope your not getting overloaded...

The first one up is using the Sketch saturday sketch 61, although i have not put the sentiment in, I have used the cc design heidi/gretal not sure at mo which one is which, I have used Prisma pencil and oms with paper stumps as my colouring medium, also from Craftsulove.... The papers used in all these cards are Girl Friday, tuesday range, everything used on cards are from Carftsulove...... You can also get cc designs from Dies to die for...



The next card up is using June bug from cc designs and the sentiment is a woodware set by Jane Gill, again Prisma pencils were used..


the last one is an alter cheapo shopping pad....

thankyou for visiting and please do leave a comment.....

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Wishing you a perfect day, with Milliy Mouse!!



Back again, oh my more than one card a day whatever next..lol

Well this time its for Papertake weekly, and its sketch time, another fabbi sketch from our lovely Dawny, I don't know how she does it!!

This week is sponsored by Simon says stamp,... yes it's the turn of our featured sponsor, Simon Says Stamp.

Heidi is giving the winner a $25 voucher to spend in her online shop, and as she very kindly pays the shipping, you get to spend the whole $25 on your fave stash.


and there are two guest designers joining us again this week, Wendy and Katie, so please do pop over to PTW for a mooch at the creations....

My image for this card is by the very talented Sally-Ann at digi boutique..... How cute is Millie mouse!! I coloured her with prisma pencils and Oms and paper stumps all from Craftsulove.... the papers are My minds eye small pad from Dies to die for, the kraft cardstock is from Craftsulove.... The sentiment is from Whiff of joy....


Here is the sketch:

and my card:




well i hopes ya like, a simple card as i have a migraine again today, i think i need to catch up on me sleep.... soo toodle pip from me!! for now!!

More Sarah Kay!!!



Hello All,
As promised i have more creations from the Crafts u love Demo weekend, On the first card I have used the gorgeous Andrea Victoria papers again, they are soooo lush....

I made this card late friday night and i have to say I plonked it together, I really didn't have much more engery left to give, i was worn out from the weeks events, which ultimately ended in me getting clamped in a sainsbury carpark with Paul iin tow in his wheelchair, so loaded up with bags he looked like a camel!! stooopid me had forgotten to display the blue badge!! the fine and unleashing of the clamp totalled to £330.00 yep you read that right, I was rooted to the spot!! Well the angels were hovering over me as, the two ladies who clamped me came running across the carpark whilst i were cursing madly, asking for proof of the badge and wanted to see the photo to make sure it were for Paul, and took a ohoto of it and told me they would void it!! PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That were close..... Won't be doing that again!!!

So by the time i went home to make card that was it, i couldn't do no more and thought me head won't even allow me to think of colours so i will go for grey n white and would you beleive that was the card everyone fell in love with!! GOBSMACKED I were!! anyways do you want to see!! I used copics to colour, fiskars border punch the new sarah kay can't think of name but Tracey will know if you contact Craftsulove.... Evrything can be bought from there!!

The following card was made with different papers by Kaiser again not sure of the name but all from Craftsulove... The sentiment is from a Woodware claer sentiment set, the butterflies from a martha stweart punch and a paper shaper scallop cricle punch for the sentiment, all from Craftsulove... This card is coloured using watercolour pencils...

I'd like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all that came to visit and say Hi, uit were much appreciated Ann came all the way from Portsmouth to us so thankyou Ann....

And thankyou also to Paula, Geoff, Lynn, Suzy q, Heidi, Amy and of course Tracey!!

Pop back later for my Papertake weekly creation......

Do you Love Miss Anya and her friends, Oh I do..... Dawny p from Pink Piggy has set up a brand new challenge blog using these beauties....

I have been lucky enough to be asked to join her and her fabulous team, But Dawny is looking for more DT members so why not pop across to ANY ONE FOR ANYA and join in the fun of a DT call using a sketch made by the talented Dawny herself!!

See I told you as one door closes more open, And thats not the only door to be opened for me, but will have to keep you in suspense a while longer! Tee Heeeee!!


Don't forget to pop back later for more creations from the Craftsulove demo weekend!!

Monday, 27 July 2009

A great weekend, sketch and stash 15



Hello all, Oh what rotten weather rain, rain and more rain!!

I have had a fabulous but extremley tiring weekend, I have been teaching and demoing at Craftsulove all weekend with Helen Meighan, Stamping Caz, Kim Piggott, Paula pascal, Lyndsey Mason and Heidi......


I was demoing the New Sarah Kays, CC Designs, Penny Black and Prisma pencils, so I have an array of creations to show you over the next week!!

First up is a Sarah Kay card using a great sketch from Sketch and Stash, challenge 15 and of souser all new stash apart from the colouring medium of copics, all can be purchased at Craftsulove, the beautiful papers are new out a range called Andre Victoria isn't it beautiful......

In all I have 14 creations to show you!! Wow I have been busy....lol

The second card was using the cute Sarah Kays ickle brother, just look at those obnail boots aren't they just the cutest!! The same pper range again, and again all fropm Craftsulove... CRAFTSULOVE ALSO HAVE 12 X 12 KRAFT CARDSTOCK NOW!




Hope you enjoyed!!
See ya all tommorrow.....

Friday, 24 July 2009

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!

The Leccy came back on yesterday, though not without interuption, but hey who cares, fed, washed and watered... I was like a little kid, i wanted to keep putting he kettle on..lol Thankyou all for your kind comments I luv ya's all....

Also at LONNNNNGGGG last the neighbour next door is having theior fence replaced, and so Stamford has been eager to get out there, does he not know i have to make cards, Dogs who'd have em!!... (me )..lol Well it has been on hell of a week, what with no power, fencing, and one door closing more are opening,..... Mmmmmm but I will have to keep you in suspense a little longer on that one or two!!

I have snippets to show you, why i have been busy creating by candlelight, gosh I sure hope it won't show!! CRAFTSULOVE are celebrating the their 3rd shop birthday with loads of classes and demos going on all over the weekend starting tommorrow, there are an arrary of designers showing you creations from lots of new products..

Please do come along , pop by and say Hi!! We are at the shop and Charlwood community hall. I infact I am down at the Hall allday I think.... anywas here are the snippets

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Happiness is (a bit of electric power!!)



Oh my before I show you my Elzybells sneak peak, I will say I only have power not for three hours, so i have put the Latte machine on, so that i can indulge in some hotel chocolate and a frothing foamy latte, to warm me up , I am frozen, this is supposed to be summer, I can't wait for a hot warm bath, warm drinkies in me belly and me warm leccy blanket I am gonna have it on full blast I am...


My poor eyes are mega sore, I have sooooo much cardmaking to do this week for elzy and craftulove birthday demo weekend..., I am well miffed at no leccy, though EDF have been brilliant and they ring twice a day to see how we are, as you know Paul is stuck upstairs as the cahir lift won't work without power!!

Those engineers need medals, are ya listening MR G Brown, they are working their sockes off!! Advice i would give everyone, if you don't own a bog standard plug in the telephone socket to work phone, go get one now and store it in a cupboard you juts might need it someday, as those walk around ones don't work without power!! £10 THATS ALL THEY ARE, A TENNER WELL SPENT!!

Right onto me card well creations really , all are using the single strawberry girl and the matching strawberry and sentiment... I have used doodlebug papers from craftsulove with matching bazzil cardstock, the bag is the picnic box from the fabulous lauren meaders timeless templates.... I also used a fiskers border punch from craftsulove too!! and of course some yummy strawberry cream boiled sweeties, can ya spot the dinkie strawberry on the bow!!




Not on for long!!

Awwww not gonna have leccy for long so just to say please pop back later, i think its coming on at 9pm i will have some more elzy sneaks for ya!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A life without electric!!!



Oh GOD!!!

If you have been watching the telly, I am one of those poor families without electricity, since mid day yesterday, we are now on a rota systems for Electric at three hours on 6 hours off....

How on earth did people live without electric, oh it's madeness here, all the house and shop alarms going off all the times, all through the night, they sau vandals broke in the dartford substation, and damaged cable and legs to the bridge holding them, mmmmm!!! bog standard vandals breaking in a substation with substantial locks, me thinks somethingelse is going on here, 9/11, 7/7 springs to mind..... too much damage for stupid vandals to have caused!!
well we are going to be like this for another 24 hours at leats...

Anyhows I am on my three hours supply, have you ever tried to make cards in little light even daylight my eyes are sore, I have elzybells and craftsulove cards to do....

Can't cook as my gas oven has a safety cut off system to stop gas leaking in a powercut, so stove top food only, am gonna look like a baked bean soon, let alone what I might smell like with no hot water, but hey all nice and clean now...lol

Just saw my local chip shop and cafe on the tv,... lol

Right ya wanna see some cardies...... Another Elzybelss sneak day not long now till release day....

Thankyou also to all those who have commented it really is much appreciated, please do pop over to the rest of the DT's they have made such stunning cards....



All images are from the same set as yesterdays cards..... images coloured with Prisma pencils and OMS, both from Craftsulove...

Bye for now

Monday, 20 July 2009

Lifes a beach!!



It is with a heavy heart i write this post, It's Day one of Elzybells new realeases for the summer, I have been given one clear set and a single to work with and boy they are just the cutest, but my heavy heart can't find my mojo,

This is my last release with Elzybells, my time with elzy has come to an end and though i knew it were only gonna be for a year, some have been kept on and some have been let go, and I am one of the latter!!! Though i shall continue to showcase my Elzybells creations as you know my love for them....

Anyway I think this card and theme sums up how I am feeling at the moment.... It's a simple card as you I am a simple girl, I have used stamps from the clear mini messages set called At the beach, and this co ordinates perfectly with all the new stamps on this release, there are 5 clear sets on of which is sentiments, and four new girls and boys with a couple of small images to co ordinate... I can't wait to see what the girls have come up with, Elizabeth and the girls are mega excited about this release.....

Anyway onto my card, I made a small 4 x 4 card as I think the mini messages sets lend theirselves to smaller cards, I coloured with Prisma pencils and OMS, Which is now stocked at Craftsulove!!! The cardstock is Kraft, Old Olive and chocolate chip from Stampin up....

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Let the relaxation begin.......



Let the relaxation begin.......




Hello all, Happy sunday hope the weather is treating you kind today....

And since its sunday its Stamp with us time, last week we had a break as the stamp with us team were doing a retreat, and what a fantastic time we all had, I think we are all pencilled in for the next one, I know I am...

This week is a colour challenge, mmmm a real hard one again!!

well my interpretation of these colours using stampin up products were, Ruby Red, Summer sun and not quite navy (marker pens), Sahara sand and Old Olive (cardstock)!!

Items I used are below, I used the stamp a ma jig to line up the stamp with three pvases of flowers to make a border, and infact to line up my sentiment!! wow WHAT a piece of equipment, it doesn't slide around like other similar products do, as it has a foam bottom to make sure it doesn't....Mind you i didn't have it in the correct place whne i doner the last one, Geeeeze,!!!!

My card is a small 4 inch one, and i am rather pleased with it, if i might be so bold!!


Do pop over to stamp with us, there are stunners to inspire you!!

Stash used:
Window dressing Hostess stamp set
Congrats stamp set
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Scalloped circle punch
Stazon
Earth Elements marker pens (ruby red, not quite navy, summer sun)
Old Olive cardstock
Sahara sand cardstock

Are you having a Moo-Velous day!



Well the weather here seems, and i say seems, holding my breath!! very nice today, ... lets hope it holds out, off to a post wedding get together with pauls family tonmmorrow, so I hope it holds out till after then....

The card i have for you today is a sketch and stash challenge card challenge 14, using the ultra cute CC Designs cookie crumbs Tilly set from DIES TO DIE FOR... Infact all the item used are from dies to die for, the papers are wild asparagus.. with the exception of the chocolate chip and sahara sand cardstcok which is stampin up.... for the corner i used a martha stewrat lacey doliy i think border punch from Dies to die for too!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Dare u 2 make anything but a card!!



It's Dare u 2 digi time and this week our Dare is:
Anything but a card
and can be anything you like such as a gift bag, gift box, ATC, or a bookmark. We're sure you'll come up with many more gorgeous creations which of course must include a digi image. We hope you can join us and as you'll see below the delicious design team have come up with some great ideas.


We'll be offering a prize this week of two single digi images from Sketching Stamper and two single digi images from Sandra Dry Designs (links in the sidebar) and we'll announce our winner next Friday.

For my DT Creation I made a fabbi picnic basket using Lauren meaders template, wow this lady is one clever cookie!! I used Rosabella digi from Sandra Dry, ANOTHER CLEVER COOKIE! I used Stampin up Bashful blue cardstock, Picnic papers, and Taffeta ribbon also Stampin up, Whiff of Joy sentiment, and Fiskaers border ounch from Craftsulove...... Coloured image with copics....

well hope you are enjoy the weather NOT! Isn't it rotten, Stan and Tillie is none to impressed as it is interfering with their walks!!

Anyways I better show my anything but a card creation... Hope you like...



Be sure to pop over to the challenge the team have made some fabulous items.....

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Forever Chic!!



Hello all
I am sorry I haven't been around, I have been chasing my tail, I am fit to drop as I am writing this, but I wanted to share my Papertake weekly DT card, this week is sponsored by the lovely Liz at Pink Petticoat, Liz has donated our images and papers for this chalenge so a BIG THANKYOU Liz,

Oh my a BiG clap of thunder, some angel is having a tantrum up in heavenland!! Best hurry up and get on...

This week also sports a sketch to work by too, of course the lovely Dawny p designed it....

I have used Pretty Lola, and boudiar papers both from Pink Petticoat, image coloured with copics and finished with glamour dust, coz she is glamourous isn't she....

Hope ya likes see ya tommorrow!!

Friday, 10 July 2009

Dare u 2 Digi.... Black, white n Pink!



Hello everyone Happy Friday, It's Dare day today over at Dare U 2 Digi.... And the Theme is a colour one, Black,White n Pink...

Well for my card today I have cased THIS superb card by the very talented Andrea Walford, I absolutely fell in love with it when i saw it, I just love the colours and the image is just gorgeous, Andreas cards are always so well put together, simply perfect... Well Andrea I hope you don't mind me casing your gorgeous card!!


I used Chris Darks beautiful digi image, another very talented lady, I must say, you can purchase this image HERE The sentiment is from papertrey!!

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Charming Magnolia..




Hello All , oh my from Ice cream weather to hot porridge weather, having to walk the dog in big wellies I am.... we had another thunder storm early evening last night Hailsones galore and me poor garden brollie has not survived... Oh well not moaning, i was getting too hot, but wouldn't it be nice for somewhere inbetween, but alas here in England its all or nothing!! oh well never mind...

Well today scard is for the Just Magnolia challenge, I don't have many new one, just the watering can, so must remedy that, i don't seem to have any sentiments, mmm deffo got to remdey that one..

anyhoos, I used the rose maganolia, and i have tried the Kim Piggott way , i say tried, I have done this twice the foirst effort was yuk! bigtime....lol i will show you my embarrassing effort, poor little thing looks like she has fallen over in the park, and bruised her face... I have used distressed inks and pads, and have distressed the edges, using Kim's tutorial as a guide, but theres nothing like seeing it in real life which i were lucky enough to do so... This weeks challengeover at Just magnolia is CHARMING! To use charme on your cards... The papers are 7 gypsies...

well i hope you like, warts n all!!


Here is my first attempt, now stop larfing , I can hear ya!!

Ohhee it's rotten ain't it...lol

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

PTW & MFT........




My Favorite things..........

The theme at Papertake weekly this week is sponsered by MFT (My Favourite things) and the them is just that your favourite things, well I have used a MFT clear set of stamps which is available from MFT & Dies to die for.. It's called Hey Chica! I have used a sketch from the MFT members section on the splitcoast forum and is a sketch by Frances Bryne its sketch no MFTSC82, A fab one to work with I used daisy bucket papers playful petals range , called libby also from Tracey at Dies to die for, the image is coloured using none other than copics....

We have two fabbi guest designers again this week Emma and Kathrin so do come and pop over to see us at PTW and show us your favourite things!!

Wow what weather we are having today it's terror!! gale force winds took my garden umbrella for a spin round the garden, and then the heavens had the cheek to throw ice everywhere, and that was after some fabulous hot sun, all in one day...

I had a fabulous weekend, i went to a fellow stampin up demo's house for a showbox swap and had a great time with 7 other demo's we made a load of smashing creations, and the food was to die for, so thannkyou ladies for a wonderful day saturday, and a big thankyou to Shaz for being host!! I shall pop on some piccies at some point to show you what we made.. Craftmaiden has a terrible piccie of me that day on her blog, blog in side bar....

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stamp with us -Childrens celebrations!



Hello my fellow crafters, are you all enjoying being scorched!! Wayyyyy too hot for me!!,... even at 7am walking the dogs, phewww!! it's hot!


Well onto my creation, My Stamp with us DT card, I am rather pleased wit it I must say, I used Kraft and chocolate cardstock, chocolate chip Grosgrain, chocolate chip inkpad, Spiral punch, chalks and white gel pen to highlight and the image is from the rather gorgeous Summer by the Sea set!! ALL FROM STAMPIN UP ALL you can get through myself!! The sentiment however is an Amuse one, one of my faves I have to say! And I thought it went perfectly with this image... I distressed the edged of the image...

Do Please check out the rest of the DT's cards they re fabulous!! And why not join in I am sure you all have items for childrens cards and not to mention cards to make for those children in our lives, I would luv you to join in you don't have to have any Su stock to join in the fun!! Don't forget to there is a little prize going, FREE SET OF ON LINE CLASSES UP FOR GRABS, SO COME ON WHAT YA WAITING FOR!!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Craftsulove class.....



Thought you might like to see some items I made with crafters at Crfatulove last saturday!! All items can be purchased from Craftsulove...
I was asked to make a card and matching gift package, and for the second half of the day, Tricks with nestabilites...

The flowers are Penny black, the cuties are whipper snappers, I used seed beads for the middle of flowers...






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