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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

PIF ... Pass it forward ... wanna play???

Well it has been my lucky week. I have been really lucky to have received 2 'PIFs'. I had never heard of these before until last week when I was bloghopping. Imagine my delight when I was jammy enough to scoop 2 of them!! I think it is a lovely idea and basically you send a little something to the first 3 people that comment to your PIF post (bit of a mouthful, lol). I am sure you will agree that this is a lovely way to brighten someones day.

My first PIF that arrived was from Lisa yesterday. I was so excited when I got home from work and opened my package. She made the most gorgeous wallet for the stamped images to go in, it really is so cute. There was also some lovely stickers and gems too as well as some silver starry foil (sorry, I dont know the right name, lol). I have included a picture below of my goodies ....Thankyou Lisa, I will have fun with these!!




As if that wasn't enough I came home today to another fantastic package from Cathy , my lovely friend and fellow DT member from ABC Challenge blog. Cathy included the most gorgeous Sarah Kay card too, a real beauty. I can't believe how lucky I am to get even more great images, ribbons, gems and flowers. I will certainly able to make good use of these!!



Oki doki, so because I have been lucky enough to get 2 fab PIF's I will send the first 6 people to comment on this post a little goody bag too. Remember though, if you are lucky enough to get a PIF you must post it on your blog when it arrives and offer a new one out to the first 3 lovely people who comment. Good luck, if you win I will contact you for your address.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Welcome Lili of the Valley


Another new blog challenge started this week, we are being spoiled. Lili of the Valley have launched their new challenge with 'Welcome' as their theme. So, I just HAD to go buy this cute little stamp for the challenge, Just love the new Forever Friends stamps. Please stop by and support the new challenge, looks like it will be lots of fun.

Forever Friends stamp coloured with prismas, paper from PM's venetian skies pack, Pink Petticoat sentiment, ribbon and gems from stash, flowers from my good friend Sally.

Ooooh I have an award!!


Thankyou to Sally for nominating my blog. This is a great end to a great week for me ;0)

As usual there are a few rules so here goes .....

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your blog award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated.

Just because I am me I am going to tweak it a little a nominate it to all my followers!! You really make my day by leaving me comments to my posts and by being so supportive.

Thankyou ladies!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Whiff of Joy #1 / CCT #29


Hi there, happy Saturday to you all!! I have had the most fun ever making this card. I really didn't want to finish it - that's how much I was enjoying it. I have finally got my hands on some of the wonderful Whiff of Joy stamps and I am in my element. They are gorgeous ... I am in love and am going to have to get some more very, very soon!!! So, here it is ... my card for the very first Whiff of Joy challenge. For the first challenge we had a great sketch to follow by Katharina (who I still love even though I didn't make the DT - I'll be back in 2 months for the next call, lol!!!). This card came together so easy although it ended up completely different to how I originally planned it to be. I can't wait for next weeks challenge ... wonder what it will be?


Because I managed to get a few sparkly bits here and there, lol, I have also entered it for this weeks Cute Card Thursday which is 'lots of sparkle'. I added some enchanted gold EP to one of my flowers and it really changed the look of it - will deffo use this more on my brads and flowers as xmas approaches I think. I made the plaited ribbon by taking 3 colours of papermania's sparkling trims and errr... plaited them together.


Whiff of Joy 'Willow' coloured with prismas, papers from Anita's Classic Cristmas Red pack, Cuddly Buddly sentiment heat embossed with Gold EP, Papermania ribbon, Prima flowers, brads and gems from stash, glitter gel pens to colour holly on sentiment.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call....



... take 2! I know I have submitted a card already but come on, let's face it, surely this DT call is worth more than one card!!!!! Just incase you have been living on the moon for the past couple of weeks (although I expect the news has reached the moon already, lol), there is an incredible opportunity for 1 lucky person to be a guest designer for 2 months for the fabulous Whiff of Joy stamps. Details can be found on the mega talented Katharina's blog but you better hurry because there are only a few hours left to enter. I have chosen to use sketch #22 for my card so it's fingers crossed (and toes, and arms and ..... ). Goodluck to everyone who has entered!!!

Proper piccie will be taken tomorrow when the sun returns ;o) - have done it ... aren't I good -x-

Sugar Nellie coloured with prismas, papers from Making Memories 'Olivia' pack, Pink Petticoat sentiment, flowers, gems and brads from stash, ribbon from another top (really need to get some more ribbons ordered!)

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Papertake Weekly / Children in Need


Hi everyone, well I am making use of my day off today ... card number 2!!! Papertake Weekly have come up with a great idea this week. They want everyone to make yellow cards and send them in to help raise money for children in need. I am really pleased with this card and thought this cute stamp by Penny Black was perfect for Children in Need. Please pop over to their blog to have a look. If you can't make a card for the challenge then pop your hands in your pockets and please, pretty please make a donation to this important cause.

Penny black image coloured with prismas, papers printed from Pink Petticoat, nesties embossed with swiss dots folder (cuttlebug), rub on quote from DCWV, pearls from stash.

Thankyou to all the carers - a very important card!


This is perhaps one of the most important cards I have made for a while. As most of you do, I was bloghopping when I came across the most incredible blog, that I had to pause to take it all in. There is an incredible woman who is working very hard to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. Cammie has worked very hard at setting up a huge blog candy (over $1000 worth of goodies) for 1 lucky winner. As part of the conditions you have to make a card for someone who is a carer. Please let this be the reason you enter - take time out to make someone smile in their busy day. I am sending my card to the home where Cammie's grandmother was looked after. For more details follow this link to enter . I was moved by reading lots of the comments that people have left. Spread the word and let as many people as you can know about this wonderful cause.


I have used the sketch provided by Sketch Saturday for this card - brilliant sketch girls, thankyou.


'Tweet' from Pink Petticoat coloured with prismas, papers by DCWV, flowers by prima, brads and gems from stash.


Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Some exciting news!!

Hi everyone, what a wonderful day I have had and it has just got better! I am delighted to let you all know that I have been asked to join the Design Team for ABC Challenge . I am still a little giddy at being asked, it was completely out the blue but I am so happy. I have never been on a DT before so you can imagine what a big deal it is for me to be asked to join. Make sure you pop over and join in every week, there are some great challenges coming up. I will post later when I am making more sense, lol .... think I better go lay down in a dark room for a while :0)

Monday, 22 September 2008

A new award :o)


What a fantastic day I have had. Lots of you have left me so many wonderful comments (they really do make my day) and now I have got this great award from Jennifer ! Thankyou so much hun, I am so happy you that you sent it to me. I am meeting so many wonderful people since I started blogging, what did I do before \imet you all!!?

So here are a few people that I would like to pass it to next (there were many more that I wanted to pass it on to)




Sunday, 21 September 2008

Silly Monkey Crafts Design Team Call


Looks like a week of DT calls this week for me. You can't say that I don't try lol. Will I ever learn is the question .... no way!! I am going to keep on trying until I wear them down hehe. To apply I had to follow a sketch designed by the talented Nikki and then tell them a little bit about me. I think I may have rambled a little (those that know me will not be surprised) but I put it down to nerves. Fingers crossed I can make it to the next round.

Sugar Nellie Sweet n Sassy coloured with prismas, paper from Dovecraft's Amethyst floral prints pack, studio g sentiment stamp, Dovecraft charm brads, flowers by Prima, ribbon from stash

Friday, 19 September 2008

Sarah Kay & Friday Sketchers (and now the ABC challenge too)


Hi there, hope you are all having a great weekend. It is so nice to have a little sunshine!!! I am still playing catchup so it is yet another double for this card too. I have used sketch 20 from Friday Sketchers blog and combined it with Sarah kay's 'trio of papers' challenge. Easy for me because I love my papers but I do hate chopping them up, lol, I bet you know what I mean. Was struggling to find the right shade of ribbon so went rummaging through my wardrobe and found these little ribbons on my top. I guess it means it won't stay on the hanger now but it really was an emergency ;o)
I have just blog-hopped onto ABC Challenge and I have decided to enter this card in their 'I is for Individual' challenge. The lucky winner will be offered a place on the design time - keeping my fingers crossed.

Sarah Kay coloured with prismas, papers are from the Simply Elegant pack by Papermania (love these), sentiment stamp by Studio G, flowers and brads from stash, Pearls from my good friend Sally (her link is on my page - check out her website for great deals on these fab pearls - available in loads of colours)

I'm dreaming of a ..... bright christmas!


Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is here - woohoo!! Fingers crossed I can get lots of crafting done. So, what do you think of this little card?? Wondered if it is a bit drab and dull, lol. Ok I am joking, it is rather bright but I lovethe modern feel of this card and I am sure it will be great for one of my young nieces this year. I have used the theme of 'Bold and Bright' from My time to craft challenge and paired it with A spoonful of sugar's challenge of makinga christmas card. I used sketch #27 by Katharina . I find her sketches so easy to work with and every single one is fabulous.

Pink Petticoat image coloured with prismas and tree 3d'd and glittered, papers are from Papermania's Naughty and nice christmas pack, cuddlybuddly sentiment heat embossed in silver, nesties from spellbinders, ribbon and gems from stash.

Beth's blog candy

Hands up who loves Forever Friends!! Beth has a lovely blog candy to give away - she is well on her way now into blogland. Please drop in and say hi and look at her great cards.

Penny Black & Sketch Saturday #16


Hi again, told you I was glad it was Friday, lol. Playing catch up with this weeks challenges so apologies for lateness of posting and also the fact that it is another combo. Oki doki, so for Penny Black I had to make a man's card. Now this can be tough most times but imagine not being allowed to use blue!!! Eek, now that is what I call a challenge, lol. I combined this card with the really great sketch offered by Sketch Saturday . I really love using sketches to help with the layout of my cards, what did I do before I discovered them I ask myself!! I am rather pleased with how this card turned out and I know exactly who I am going to be sending it to ... thanks for the inspiration!

Penny Black hedgie coloured with prismas, sakura 3d clear glaze to golf ball and club, papers from DCWV and also Funky Hand, square nesties, corner dies from cuttlebug's vintage set.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Paper Take Weekly

Wow, I have finally had chance to make a card - have had a hectic week and was away last weekend. Oooh it feels good to be locked away in my little room again, lol. This week's challenge by PTW is a wonderful sketch by the equally wonderful Katharina. This was a really easy sketch to use and I will definately use it again.
Penny Blackimage coloured with prismas, paper from Papermania's Olive Essence paper pack, embossing using score board, ribbon and gems from stash.

I have an award

Well, I am chuffed to tell you all that Jennifer has nominated me for an award ... woohoo, thanks hun.

The rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.

4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.

5. Put links of those blogs on yours.

6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated


Oki doki, so here are who I nominate (and why....)


Mrs Wonka - love her cards, fab blog, great name ... and only just been her birthday!!

Dawny P - another fab blogger and crafter but my god this woman is hysterical ... love her!

Jak - stunning creations, brilliant for inspiration

Leann - super cute cards, fab colouring and brill music on her blog

Rach - what isn't to love!!!! I adore this blog so much plus .... Rach was my very first ever 'follower' ;0)


Scrummy candy from Bev

The fabulous stamps from Whiff of Joy are still being offered by members of the ever so talented DT. This time it is Bev who has the mouth watering goodies up for grabs. Please drop by her blog, she is mega talented and also a very nice lady too!!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

More amazing candy

Ok everyone, there is some fabalicious candy on Jak's blog and even better is that it is christmas themed. Please pop over and look at this great blog for lots of inspiration!!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Blog Candy

Blog candy alert ... oh yes, so to be in with a chance you know what to do ... don't you???

Nikki is celebrating 20,000 hits with some scrummy candy up for grabs. You have until the 17th September before some lucky person wins it all. Good luck everyone.

Suzanne has some fabulous Whiff of Joy candy on offer. Pop over to her blog and post a comment and tell her your favourite movie before the 16th September to be in with a chance.

2 challenges with 1 card

Hi everyone, how is your Wednesday??? Mine has been great - day off work so plenty of time to craft - woohoo. I have combined the Penny Black challenge with the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday .

The theme by the Penny Black team is "one for the girls" - easy peasy, lol, pink and ballet .... say no more!!! The Penny black stamps go so well with the circles of the sketch. What did I do before I had my nesties????

Penny black image coloured with prosmas, paper from raspberry champagne stack by Papermania, cuddlybuddly sentiment stamp, flowers and brads from stash.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Dotty about animals ..?

Woohoo, I have managed another card today but this time it is for 2 challenges!! Over on My time to craft the challenge was to include an animal on your card. I love Henrietta from Pink Petticoat - isn't she just the cutest hippo?? I am really pleased to have found a new challenge blog whilst I was blog hopping earlier today. It is only week 2 (gutted I missed the first week) so why don't you all have a look at Kaboodle doodle's blog and have a go with their challenge too. This week you have to use spots on your card - think I have well and truly fulfilled the requirements for this week, lol.
Pink Petticoat image coloured with paints from The Works, paper from Pink Petticoat, CuddlyBuddly sentiment stamp, ribbon from stash.

Sarah Kay challenge

This week there is fabulous sketch over on Sarah Kay . I really enjoyed making this card and hopefully it has got me back into the swing of things again. I adore these papers so much and just had to have a play with them.

Sarah Kay stamp coloured with prismas, papers from Boho chic Olivia pack by Making Memories, nesties by spellbunders, scroll from cuttlebug vintage die set, craft tonic punch for border, flowers, gems and brads from stash (thankyou to my lovely friend in America for my yummy flowers)

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Pretty in Pink

I can't believe how difficult it has been to start finding a little inspiration after my hols ... think my mojo is still sunning itself in far off lands, lol. The challenge this week though from Cute Card Thursday has helped me back into the land of crafting. The theme is pink so this girly image from Pink Petticoat hopefully fits the bill. Remember to send my mojo back to me if you see it in passing - I really do need it back!

Pink Petticoat image, sentiment and papers, image printed on white pearlescent card from the Papermill Shop, nesties from Spellbinders, fiskars corner punch, ribbon from stash.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Did you miss me...?


Hi everyone, well I am back after 2 weeks of relaxation in the sun in wonderful Tenerife. We had a fantastic time but I have missed crafting sooooooooo much and all the challenges. Nevermind, I am back now and raring to go. Hope I can still remember how to make cards, lol. Going to have a quick nosey round a few blogs and see what wonderful things you have all been creating whilst I have been away. It is great to go away but it is even nicer to get back home. Missed you all ;-)

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