Monday 30 July 2012

Sketch n Stash...............

Morning peeps hope all is well with you and you all enjoyed the Olympic opening ceremony, have to admit to missing half of it, I can't do late nights......anything past 10:00pm is a late night for me, I'm a real light
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash it nearly didn't happen because the owner of the challenge site was going to finish it, well to cut a long story short I'm the new owner, all the other teamies wanted to carry on but were unable to run it so, me being me said I'll do, cos I am no computer whizz I can just about write a post, however I have learnt something this weekend I can write in colour and do I hear you fingers crossed the post will appear at 9:00am.

The sketch this week is by Angie

Meiflower have kindly donated £20 for the lucky winner
to spend online

For my card I have used an image from Saturated Canary, the papers are my newest stash which are from First Edition and my oldest stash is the ribbon.I coloured the image in with Prisma pencils.

hugs n' smiles to you all

Stampin for the weekend.....peach and green colours.

Sunday 29 July 2012

Studio 12 giveaway...........

Morning peeps today sees the start of a new monthly giveaway at Studio 12 ......

WOW what another busy month we have had this July. Loads of Studio 12 makes shared with you and then there is the something new appearing very soon, which we can't say anything about as the "boss lady" will sew up our lips for good!!!

At the end of each month, Nikky has kindly agreed that there will be a competition/giveaway for one lucky person and this month is no exception. So what do you have to do to win some gorgeous Polka Doodles/Studio 12 goodies .... not at all hard we promise ......

1] become a follower
2] put a note somewhere on your blog about the Studio 12 giveaway. Could be in your sidebar or in a post .... the choice is yours.
3] leave a comment on the end of this post.
4] if you are already a follower, just do points 2 & 3

This giveaway will last until the end of the month, when a randomly chosen winner will be chosen. Good luck everyone and to get you in the mood, all the Studio 12 DT have been busy making so why not pop over to their blogs and say "hi". They don't bite .... honest!

For my card I have used elements from In The Garden section on the Picknix Cd, I lurvvvvve the doiley background paper which I have printed out twice, cut around the edge of one and layered it up ontop of the other. Oooooppps forgot to say that all lavender and sentiment was layered up using gimp before printing, so its a nice easy card to do, just added a bow and voila.....

Saturday 28 July 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow.......

Afternoon peeps, wow what a fabbie week of sunshine, can't decide whether I have a tan or its rust from all the previous months rain, I do know that my wrist aches from all the ice cream that we have sold this week because of the sunshine but at least I have the coolest shop in town.....bliss.
Today sees the start of another challenge at

The theme this week is Christmas in July, I have made a Primative style card using one of the images from our kind  sponser this week who is Sassy Cheryls

The lucky winner gets $5 to spend in store

I have coloured the image in with Prisma pencils and used the blending pen to add dots for the shading around the image. the papers are from Polka Doodles.

Willow Sketchy.....anything goes.
C.R.A.F.T......use stitching.
Simon Says......anything goes.
Party Time.....Christmas in July.
The Paper Shelter....metal embellishment (santa charm)
Poodle Parlour.......anything goes.

Have a fabbie weekend

Thursday 26 July 2012

Hearts and flowers

Morning to you all, hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather,
I am really enjoying the images on this fabbie Cd.....Studio 12 Picknix. I've created a card using papers and images from the 'In the Garden' section. I cut out and layered up flowers to go around the heart, adding a double bow and heart pearls.I'm getting into Hybrid crafting never thought I'd see me getting on with digi manipulation good job my son is fairly patient with me, I say fairly because he has his moments like.....I've already told you ten times I just remind him I've ironed his tee shirts more times than that so he shows me again.

Fab n stamped images.
Paper Crafting Journey....pearls and swirls (the swirl is the floral Lo).
Tuesday Alchemy.....very vintage

Monday 23 July 2012

Ooh La la......

Bonjour everyone hope you are all well and had a fabbie sun all day on Sunday, I was totally lazy and I sat out all day snoozing, a bit of colouring, more snoozing, you get the idea.
Today I am in Oxford for an area meeting so it will chocolate and then some more chocolate followed by Alo today there is an new challenge starting at Ooh La La creations, and the challenge this fortnight is a recipe, 1 image, 2 design papers and 3 embellishments.
For my card I used this sweet image of bunnies from the gorgeous For Every Occassion Cd, which has lots of lovely images featuring the art work of Shelly Rasche.I also layered up parts of the pictures on the panel which doesn't show up that well in the photos.

Saturday 21 July 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Wow two days off work, I don't normally get a weekend so this is a real treat, hubby is taking me to a local craft show for a bit of me time. Today also sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme is Vintage sports, for my card I used papers and an image from the Passion for Fashion Cd from Ooh La La. I love the summery colours of these papers and quite apt for the up and coming Olympics.The delicious lace was sent to me by a very special blogging friend, just love the colour and design so unusual and perfect for this card.

The Stampman.....Summer colours.
Craft Punked.....Sports.
Secret Crafter.....sporty.
Its all about the vinatge.....anything goes.
One Stop Crafts......sports

Friday 20 July 2012

Polka Doodles........

Morning peeps hope you are all looking forward to the long summer holidays now the schools have broken up.....well they have here, we have been that busy with presants for teachers that most of them must have a ton of chocolate to munch on during the hoildays.....yummy.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Polkadoodles, the theme this week is recycling, I chose to use some acetate packaging that I had saved from ages ago. I printed out the trees and snowman using gimp and shrinking them down to about 1 inch (or 2.5cms if you don't remember in size, I even layered up the hat and scarf on the dinky snowman....awwwwhh. I tore white paper and edged with glitter for the landscape and then popped the trees and snowman in between the layers.
Shhhhhh this is also a sneek peek of the new Christmas Cd which is being released this Saturday on Create and Craft......lots of festive images to colour or print.

Willow Sketchie......Christmas in July.
Paperplay....Christmas in July.
Delightful challenges......Christmas in July.
Creatalicious....Christmas in July.
Creative Beli....Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon.....use some packaging.
Stampavie.....Christmas in July.
Die Cuttin' Divas.....Christmas in July.
Jelly park.....Christmas in July
The Paper Shelter.....anything goes
Lollipop Crafts.....Christmas in July
My Craft Spot.....Christmas in July.
The Cutie Pie......Christmas in July.
Lady Bug Ink......Christmas in July.
Hugs n smiles

Thursday 19 July 2012


Morning peeps , things are finally feeling like they are settling down a bit and I can get back to my daily routine just had to add a few other little jobs to managed to dig and weed one side of my mums garden on Tuesday, because believe it or not it didn't rain, trouble is her garden is really big and overgrown at the moment with weeds, mind you Ethan had a brill. time stripped down to his pants and teeshirt filling up a watering can and then watering the slabs of stone so he could then splash in them (hope my daughter doesn't read this or I'll be trouble), he then took to chasing my mum round the garden trying to wet her through.......he suceeded but they both had fun.

Thought I'd share with you a card that I made for my area manager, he wanted a card to celebrate his wifes 40th birthday......and she likes lighthouses.....arggggh.....not something that I had. I was kindly helped out with the lighthouse image and set about layering it up. I coloured the image in with Prismas and then used glossy accents for the background, popped it into the freezer to get the big cracks and then distressed the top with Tea Dye DI to get that aged look......quite effective me thinks.I added little shells and charms to complete.

Divas by Design.....anything goes.
Simon Says......any thing goes.
Sir Stampalot.....what your crafting passion (collage cards).
One Stop
Happy daze.....all going on a Summer holiday.
Addicted to someone special blue sky well it is at the moment, fingers crossed
hugs n smiles

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Red White and Blue........

Morning peeps I tend to only make cards these days for dt challenge blogs so I thought I'd make a card just for fun, well I so love these Saturated Canary designs, they are sooooo fabbie to colour and being as there are quite a few challenges that are still Patriotic I thought I would go with red, white and blue theme. I sell my cards in my shop to raise money for the NSPCC and so far I have raised £65 which I'm quite pleased about and have a few people asking for requests including my boss whose card I'll show you later this week.
Papers are from Papermania and the image has been coloured with......yes you guessed it predictable but I just love colouring in with them.

Sketchy challenges....sketch.
Sweet stampin' .....colours of the flag of britain.
Crafty Catz.....olympic colour theme.
Raise the, white and blue.

Hugs n smiles
Wags n white and blue.
4 Crafty chicks....stripes (dress).
Saturated Canary......bling it on.

Monday 16 July 2012

Sketch n Stash..........

Sorry this is a late posting but I've have had a hectic day, I had to see mums consultant Dr. first thing , dashed back to give my bro-in-law a big hug as today was the funeral of his Mum, and then I dashed back to pick Mum up, dashed back home to pick up hubby and Ethan, dropped off form to solicitor and then we headed off to the safari park for a day out to see the animals and although it has been a miserable day weather wise we had a lovely time......phew what a busy day.

Monday sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, and this weeks fabbie sketch is by......Sue

We are sponsered by Teddy Bo for this challenge.....they have to be one of my fave bear images.

For my card I have used a Teddy Bea image coloured in with Promarkers and Prismas, the papers are from First Edition, my old stash are the flowers, trying to use up some old bits n' bobs of stash just incase I need to buy some

Make it Monday.....anything goes.
Cutie Pie....glitter and bling
hugs n smiles

Sunday 15 July 2012

Ready Teddy Go......

Morning peeps hope you are all well, I can't believe that we are half way through July, I usually go on hoilday the first two weeks in July and I'm sure missing my two weeks of sunshine but we have got to wait until the end of August this year before we have our holls, although the rumour is the weather may improve by the end of this we'll just have to wait and see.Managed to get to work earlier yesterday so I went for a little shop in Next to buy goodies for my unborn Grandson and a couple of things for Ethan, you soon forget how little they are when you're buying new born clothes......awwww so sweet.

This is a half way reminder for the Ready-Teddy-Go challenge, the theme is Up, Up and Away, for my card I used an image from Cuddly Buddly, coloured in with Prismas, the papers are from First Edition, I made a little pennant for the sentiment using a pearl pin.I used twine for the edges of the image to create a border.

This month we are being sponsered by Mei Flower who have this wonderful goodie bag for our lucky winner.

Alphabet Challenge.....L is for lace.
Totally Papercrafts.....lots of layers.
Hannah and friends.....favourite colours.
Bearly Mine.....pearls and lace.
Party Time.....lets get punchy.
Crafty for all.
Creative (pink,pearls and glitter).

Have a fabbie day
hugs n' smiles.

Saturday 14 July 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon peeps, I seem to keep apologising these days for been a bad blogger but Mum has been up and down and got all mixed up with her medication so me and my sis will have to pop round daily to take her medication to her......starting to feel the stress but I'm optimistic that once we get a routine going things will settle down.So I'm sorry for not getting round many blogs again this week, but crafting is on the back burner at the moment.

On to todays challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow......bit poignant for me this week as the challenge is make a sympathy card.
We have been sponsered by Robyn's Fetish. The winner gets to chose five images as their prize.

I have layered up the flower and coloured in the image with Prisma pencils, the background paper is from Ooh La La Creations and goes perfectly wiyh the image.

Hugs n' smiles

Thursday 12 July 2012

Vintage sewing

Morning peeps another week of rain, but hold the front page this morning the sky is blue......yay.Today I'm showing you another of my cards featuring layering and digi images from the Picknix CD sewing collection.......just loving the papers in all three collections, so versatile and vintge looking.....scrummy.
The main background I layered and cut down to size using gimp and then I cut out and coloured the victorian lady using Promarkers.....just had to add some sparkle to her dress. I just added a few buttons and a ribbon for extra embelishments to complete the card.The edges have been distressed using Tea Dye distress inks for a more aged look.
Hope you are all enjoying our creations featuring this Cd and I must say I'm really looking forward to the Christmas one, Nikky is still working on this one at the moment, I think she'll need to employ elves soon to help her as she is soooooo busy creating.

Cupboard Trilogy.....use three colours sage green, coral, warm beige,warm pink, raspberry.
Delightful challenges.....bling and bows.

Hugs n' smiles