Saturday, 31 January 2009

Sugar Nellie extra challenge

The Sugarbowl challenge blog has an extra monthly challenge called "Sugar Sugar" This month the challenge was to make and use paper beads. I made these beads today and was going to make a card for them to go onto, but Lily hijakked them and said she wanted me to make them into a bracelet..............and of course with her gorgeous big eyes pleading with me how could I refuse?? Cos she's a spoiled little madam of course lol I doubt if this will count for the challenge but thought I would show you anyway :o)

bless her she is prancing round the room with nothing but her bracelet on daughter the stripper lol

here's those brown eyes..................could you refuse her??

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Sketch and Stash #2

Here is the card I made for the second challenge at Sketch and Stash. There was a fabby sketch to follow. This is a little folder of stamped images I am sending off to a bloggy buddy. The paper is from stash as is the ribbon and gems. the image "Luvvie" by Sugar Nellie is the new stash as I recieved it for my birthday earlier this month.

The Sugar Bowl #2

the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl was "3".....3 papers and 3 embellishments and if you can use three Sugar Nellie stamps you'll be entered twice!! Now there's a challenge lol. All three images were sent to me by a gorgeous bloggy buddy and are coloured with promarkers. the papers are all from a set that came free with a magazine. ribbon and flowers from stash and I can't remember where brad is from!

I've been tagged

Teen has tagged me and I have to pick the 6th picture from the 6th folder. When I looked in the 6th folder the 6th pic was one I can't share as it is of one of my chilminded kids who is in foster care so I picked the next one and surprise surprise it is of Lily lol. I love this picture of her, I am amazed it came out so well! I was taking pics of cards and she asked me to take her pic and I forgot to change the camera setting, she must have been sitting close enough to be in focus :o) it was taken in July last year.
I have to tag 6 other people for this, so I pick:

colour scheme at Bootiful Stampz

over at the Bootiful Stampz blog Sally is giving you the chance to win a stamp, all you have to do is make a card/atc/whatever using the colours pink, blue, purple and white. I made these ATCs for a swap. the images were cut from an old calendar, bits and pieces of paper etc are from my scrap box :o)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Dawn Baty is starting a new challenge blog called Inspirational Card Sketches. As I love sketches I thought I would enter to become a DT member. This was the sketch to follow and the card I made with it. The image came in a blog candy parcel so not sure who it is by, the papers were also from a blog candy so again don't know the maker! Don't know much today eh?! lol

JCBC #16

Week 16 over at Just Christmas and Birthday cards and this week there is a fabbyroony sketch by Mada. I have made a Christmas card this week. The paper is free from funkyfairyinspirations, image is by pink cat studio from the Lily and Billy Winter set, coloured with promarkers. ribbon from stash and the snowball ribbon was from tesco.
Please come and join in this week's fun :o)

Kath's giveaway number 6!!!

Kath is giving away another haul of goodies over at her blog. hop on over and have a go....but be warned there are a couple of questions to answer ;o)

Friday, 23 January 2009

Awwww more awards

What a lovely feeling to recieve these lovely blog awards, thankyou you lovely ladies for thinking of me :o)

The first one is from Glenda, I came to Glenda's blog when she became a follower of my blog. Pop over and have a squiz at Glenda's work, she's a very talented lady

The fabulously talented Dawn has given me these two awards (how lucky am I?)

Hug Award

It is given in appreciation of your lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time....just how nice is that!A great way to give someone a hug that you've never met but who means something special to you. Pass it on to 10 others.....

How cute is this wee image? I love it lol

This Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week. It’s a great way to show these people that you appreciate them.

I bet you all know whats coming next.............yes I am bowing out of nominating people for these awards........partly because I hate to single people out but also because it's 10.30pm and I am sooo tired :(

If anyone would like any of these awards, please please feel free to nab them from me :o)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

birthday cards from 2 fabby bloggy buddies

Finally got round to taking pics of my cards today. I received the gorgeous hedgie card from Dawn and the cutie wee mouse from Teen. I love them both girls and they made my day :o)

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

I love Tuesdays!!!

Tuesday is my quietest day on the childminding front, only 2 girls in the morning, and 3 in the afternoon, with a whole 2 hours off in the middle! So today I took full advantage of the little one having a nap in the morning and the time off to make a couple of cards :o)
I have to admit that I love this card!!!! The stamp is Daisy by Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers. Papers were free with a magazine, flowers etc from stash, the tiny dragonfly spacers were bought on ebay. Both scalloped circles cut with nesties. This card qualifies for two challenges - Stamp Something has a challenge of "birthday somethings" and Sketch Saturday

Second card also enters 2 challenges - Secret Crafter want "hearts"and Cuttlebug Spot is to make a valentine card with NO red or pink. The cute wee hedgehogs are stitched from a pattern at Stitchingcards The patterned paper was in a blog candy parcel so no idea where it it from, the blue panel is plain cardstock embossed with swiss dots folder. Flowers, robbon etc all from stash, sentiment done on the pc. The stitching pattern is from a pack of 5 patterns so expect to see a few more stitched animals lol

Sunday, 18 January 2009

JCBC # 15

This week over at JCBC we have a sletch by the fabulous Simone :o) You'll like this one, sooo much you can do with it! I have used the Sugar Nellie stamp "choose" by Leeanne Ellis sent to me by a bloggy buddy. It has been coloured with my new promarkers..............oooh I need a LOT of practice!! The papers were sent to me in a blog candy parcel so no idea where they are from and the paper flowers were sent to me by another bloggy buddy (I am so blessed). The white strip has been embossed with the Purely Paisley embossing folder and coloured with pastels.
Please come and join in the fun at JCBC

card for a friend's husband :)

This card is for the husband of a friend of mine who has just had a knee replacement op. It qualifies for three challenges (times been short this week with Lily being ill). Papertake Weekly has a sketch by the gorgeous Dawny; over at Cuttlebug Challenge the challenge is to use your favourite embossing folder/die and at Cute Card Thursday they want us to "have a giggle"
The papers are K & Co "Hopscotch", the image is from Google and I have used the swiss dots embossing folder and scalloped square nestie.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

what a week!!

Don't know whats happened to me this week! Between a busy week with work, Lily being off school not well and turning a year older on Friday I have been a busy little Panda and haven't done any crafting or blogging! Boohoo!!!

Last week I was tagged by Mada, one of the gorgeous dt girls on JCBC and I am only just getting round to it now (tut tut)

The rules are:

1. link back to the person who tagged you......Mada
2. Post 7 random things about yourself

3. Tag 7 other people and leave a comment on their blog to let them know about it!

Ok let the randomness commence............

1. My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice and have read it at least 20 times

2. my daughter was 8lb 11oz at birth and was born on 8.11 :o)

3. I really want to get a tattoo but I am too chicken lol

4. When I was younger (up to age 10) I was a Highland Dancer and competed all over Scotland

5. I didn't realise I was pregnant with Lily until 19 weeks into the pregnancy (duuuh)

6. I have 3 step kids (2 of whom are older than me) and 7 step grandkids (hahaha I can see you all trying to picture that one lol)

7. I am addicted to reading and get through at least 3 books a week

Phew.......... of course now I have to think of 7 people to tag................

Dawn (all pink girl)

Enfys (going buggy)

Jozza (Jozzas blog)

Dawny (pink piggy)

Sue (slumber cards)

Tip Top (tips top toppers things)

Carlz (carlz cards)

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Kath's blog candy #5

Kath is having her fifth blog candy giveaway this week and up for grabs is the fabby V Funky CD from Funkyhand! I love Anice's stuff, always bang up to date and as the name suggests...funky lol Click HERE to join in :o)

Monday, 12 January 2009

An award from Sue

The lovely Sue at Slumber Cards has awarded me this :o)

Isn't it a sweet award? BIG thankyou to you Sue. Now I have to award it to 7 people and this is always the bit I find most difficult as there are so many people I visit lol But seeing as I chickened out of the last one I will do it this time

Dawn @ Crafty Ramblings (I always love to look at her work)

Dawny @ Pink Piggy (she makes me laugh sooo much)

Kath @ All That Glitter (another one that makes me laugh like a drain)

Teen @ Purples, Spurtles, Crystals & Beads (a rediscovered friend,she's so lovely)

Tip Top @ Tip Top Toppers Things (I love her style)

Jeanette @ Happy Thoughts and Inkspots (I love to visit her for inspiration, such fab colouring)

Gayle @ Little Bird Design (another gril that makes me laugh and smile with every post)

Girls I love visiting you all :o)

JCBC week 14

This week over at JCBC the sketch is by the fabulous Tanja I loved this sketch, so versatile for any kind of card, I can see me using this one again and again :o) My Christmas card is made using an old Christmas card (isn't it a cute image lol), the birthday card has a Sugar Nellie image I received in a blog candy package. She is a gorgeous image, she is named Lola and I think she is very sweet :o) Paper is from the retro floral pack, ribbon and chipboard flower from my stash, the ribbon slider is cut using my new cuttlebug (yay!) Had a lovely time making these cards, the sketch is really great to please come and join in the fun :o)

Sunday, 11 January 2009

1 card three challenges!!

Haven't done much crafting this weekend, not been particularly busy just not in the mood lol but I did do this card this afternoon while Hub was watching the footie.

The challenges this will fit into are: Charisma Cardz where the theme is "pink", Papertake Weekly theme of "seeing spots" and sketch and stash which is the sketch.

The papers are from FunkyFairy the free pink Xmas download, ribbon and flowers etc from my stash and the image is one I received just before Christmas in a blog candy image (this is the new stash elements for the sketch and stash challenge) Sorry I have no idea who the image is by, but I do like her, she seems to be dancing in the rain.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

magnolia vs stampavie week 8

My card for this week's sketch over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie The image came from a bloggy buddy and is coloured with Whispers pens, the paper is Retro Floral from Dovecraft as is the chipboard flower under the prima flowers.

Ribbon is from my stash I have a feeling it came as a tie on some pjs I bought for Lily!!

Don't blame me!!

Thanks to Dawn I have come accross a new challenge blog called Charisma Cardz, this is week one of the challenges and the theme is "Pink" this week. The owner of the new challenge blog is Carlz and she has some fab blog candy on her blog to celebrate 10,000 hits :o) click here to enter

As I said don't blame me, blame Dawn she told me lol

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

blog candy alert!!!

Ewonne has a fabulous blog candy up for grabs, check it out here

Ewonne has a lovely blog, hurrah for Babel Fish lol. I really like the style of cards Ewonne makes, so elegant :o)

So hop on over and check it out

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

30th birthday card

I made a card for an order tonight, for a 30th birthday. I like how it has turned out (shocking I know LOL) but it was a lot of work.........I have discovered I need a new craft knife, not only is the last blade I have blunt it is just a rubbish knife!!!! Also if anyone makes a similar card...........try not to have so many layers of paper to cut through either - my hand is aching :o(

Anyway enough whinging and onto the card...........patterned papers I have no idea where they are from they were loose in the paper box and only one sheet of each so I suspect they were gifted to me lol. Flowers and brads from stash and the shoe charm was in a secret santa gift I received. Let just hope its suitable lol

Tag Ur It #39

This is only my second attempt at a tag for the Tag Ur It Challenge The challenge this week: Was Santa good to you....did he leave some lovely crafty stuff in your stocking because the challenge this week is.......
Why don't you join in the fun....we would love to see your tags made with some of the goodies you received at Christmas or just the latest stash that you purchased.

I have used the cuttlebug that santa brought me and the paisley embossing folder, ribbon is from Tesco, tag is from stash

as are the gems. I have rubbed over the embossing with pastels, dark pink and brown. The tiny stamp was in a pack of images sent to me and I have cut it with the ribbon slider dies I bought for the cuttlebug. I can see tags are going to be anothyer addiction, I have a blast making this lol

Sunday, 4 January 2009

JCBC week 13 already!!

I can't believe we are onto week 13 at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards already. This week's sketch is by the very talented Linda. Its a great sketch and, as you will see on the DT examples, lends itself well to a 45 degree twist :o) The birthday card above has "Maggie" from Bootiful Stampz coloured with the ever present whispers pens, base card stock embossed with Swiss Dots folder and pink strips embossed with the paisley folder. The ribbon is from Tesco.
The image on the Christmas card was given to me in a package of stamped images, the papers are from Papermania. Please join in with us this week at JCBC, Linda's sketch is fabbyroony :o)

Kath's blog candy #4

Kath is giving away lots of alphabet sheets on her fourth blog candy giveaway, this week there is a bit of a twist get your thinking cap on lol

Saturday, 3 January 2009

An Award :o)

I have received this fab award from the gorgeous Dawn, isn't it lovely. The rules for this one are: -- Publish the Award on your blog. Link the person from whom you have received the Award. Pass it on to as many as you like. Link these people on your blog. Leave a message on the blogs that you have nominated
Ok I am awarding this one to anyone who visits me and who doesn't already have it :o) Feel free to help yourself

Thursday, 1 January 2009

crafty afternoon

Lily and I have spent the afternoon at the craft table while hub has spent the afternoon sleeping off last nights excesses and todays New Year Dinner lol We had a lovely afternoon, Lily loves to craft with me and loves to look through my stash even though she has a stash of her own ;o)

Card 1 is for the challenge over at Magnolia vs Stampavie The Sarah Kay image came from a bloggy buddy and I love it, but cropped it with my new nesties to fit the sketch. The backing paper came in a secret santa parcel on a parchment forum I visit, love the colour so funky lol. Sarah Kay is coloured with watercolour pencils. Flowers and brads from stash, lace from blog candy. I am also entering this card onto the Cute Card Thursday chellenge as there is an open theme this week :o)

Card 2 is for the very first week of the Sugar Bowl challenge. I have used the gorgeous Macbeth stamp I won on Kath's blog candy with some papers I received in a blog candy......just realised most of this card has arrived from blog candies :o) Macbeth has been coloured with whispers pens. There is a peel off "best wishes" on the ribbon slider but it doesn't show so well in the picture. This card is for my hub's birthday next week, I am hoping he will like it lol

Sketch Saturday

This week over at Sketch Saturday there is no sketch just the choice of the 30 sketches already set this year!! OOOH it was hard to pick but I decided on Sketch #7. The image is a Tilda that I received in a blog candy package coloured with Whispers Pens, ribbons from the stash and a few prima flowers. It was the first card I had made since before Xmas and I had loads of fun with it :o)