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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Papertake Weekly – It’s time for a sketch!

Hi guys, well another week already and it is a special day today for 2 very important people in my life. It is the birthday of my wonderful son Ryan (18 today) and my mum (not 18 today lol) so a double celebration all round!

Of course we can celebrate with a brand new challenge on Papertake Weekly and it is sketch time – woop woop!!

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Aren’t these papers delicious …… Kaisercraft really make some scrummy papers. I will add the piccy links later this evening for any of you wanting to go shopping. They are available from Simon Says Stamp Online Store if you can’t wait for the pics lol.

Best get my lunch eaten and get back to work – see you all tomorrow. Almost forgot – it is the last day to enter my candy if you haven’t done already (link on sidebar) … good luck xxxx

Challenges

Belles n Whistles - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - For a Diva
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Flower Power

Monday, 30 May 2011

Calling all Magnolia lovers - The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge (TOMIC) coming soon!!!!!





Good afternoon, oh my goodness ... have you heard the wonderful news about the brand new challenge blog that will be coming to you on the 6th June?????

The official Design Team from Magnolia Stamps (Sweden) have all been working very hard to bring you an official blog just for Magnolia Stamps!!!!! The new challenge blog is called The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge .... or TOMIC for short and will have a brand new challenge every Monday.

You can find the new TOMIC blog HERE so please pop over and become a follower. We would also love it if you grab the official blinkie and share it on your sidebar to help spread the work. Magnolia will be providing prizes so you just know it is going to be fabulous!
The Offical Magnolia Inspirations Challenge



Be sure to join us next Monday for our very first challenge ...... see you soon xxx


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday


Oh happy days ...... I am a rather excited bunny today because I have some amazing news to share - well I think it is rather amazing!!!!! I had a little message last night from my fabulous sister in law to let me know she has got me a ticket to see Take That on the 8th June in Manchester - OMG ...... to say I am excited is a bit of an understatement ..... I have been dancing around my room since I found out.


So in honour of my news I naturally have to play a little tune from the boys - would be rude not to!





They just get better and better, so nice to see them all together!!

If you want to play along and share your song just add your name to linky below. Would be fab if you could help spread the word by adding the little logo and link to your sidebar too.

Have a great weekend xxxxx





Thursday, 26 May 2011

Lili of the Valley – I believe in fairies … do you???


Hi folks, here I am after another hard day on the good old land of NHS … enough said lol. So, what better way to cheer up that with this weeks new challenge on Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog with a theme so many of us love ……
I believe in fairies
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I haven’t coloured this image in for absolutely months and months – she is really dainty!! You can click on the pic of her below to be taken to the direct page so you can buy her if you love her too. These fab papers are from Tracy at Dies to Die For – they are more greeny-turquoise in real life not bluey but hey, I took my piccy a bit late last night so I am so sorry. I have also added a piccy link below so please pop over to check them out – so pretty!!

Challenges

Sketch and Stash - #62

Click pics for direct links ….

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Have a lovely evening xxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Simon Says … Stars and Stripes

 

Morning lovely bloggers…….. only me! Are you all ready for another challenge from us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog????? This week we would love to see Stars and Stripes on your projects …. easy peasy

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As usual there is a brilliant $50 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store for one lucky person – thankyou Heidi!!

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Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

Here are the products I used to make my card – click the pic to take you directly to the product at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.  Stamp used is by The Greeting Farm.

SR214  s4-125  s4092

Hope you have a lovely day xxx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Papertake Weekly with a little sprinkle of glitter and Humphrey


So sorry I am late, been ever so manic here but well, better late than never hey lol. It is time for another challenge on Papertake Weekly and this week we want to see Pale and Pretty pastels – eek, not my usual but I love working with all different colours. 
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Well it is no surprise that I have another Humphrey card today – this little guy is just toooooooooo cute. I have used another of the quick cards – just print and stick – too easy!!!!! Crafter’s Companion are launching him tonight on Ideal World at 9pm (just incase any of you have been asleep for the past week, lol) so please do switch over and have a gander at the cutest elephant around.
Oooh almost forgot – how are you loving my sparkle????? I have let loose with my Spray and Sparkle (iridescent) – it is lush!!!!!! A varnish with all the glitter locked inside – fab!!! That means no more glitter falling off your card etc because it is all encapsulated (is that the right word??? – just checked website and it is the EXACT word hahahaha) inside the varnish so all your sparkle stays exactly where it should.
Right, I am off – need some grub and a cuppa then I am gonna plonk my bum on the sofa and watch the show xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 23 May 2011

Humphrey lights up my life

 

… ok, so perhaps it is a little bit of a cheesy title but look … he really does! It is ages since I decorated a candle and I loved doing it! I have made a tutorial for this and will be sending it over to the gang at Crafter’s Companion so that you can all see the step by step instruction. There are already a few Humphrey tutorials there so pop over to Humphrey’s special corner on the website.

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I really, really love these stamps. Yes ….these ….. the image is mage up from 2 stamps which have been carefully designed to match up perfectly to create one long conga line … how cute! The fact that they are 2 separate stamps gives you the crafter much more versatility with them … honest. Have a peek at Jacqui’s card to see what I mean!

So just one more sleep then you can get your little mitts on these fab stamps and CD roms for yourselves. Don’t forget you can still take part to win the entire range over on the news and inspiration blog and there is a freebie on the Crafter’s Companion website too.

So set your alarm for 9pm tomorrow on Ideal World for the launch – you best be quick though cos this little guy is gonna fly!!

xxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

An elephant never forgets ……..

…… but I do!! Oops, forgot to come back yesterday with my Humphrey card, naughty blogger that I am. Was busy wallpapering (how dull) and lost track of time – thankfully have a few hours off this afternoon so I am busy catching up :o)

Ok, so here is the cutest elephant around. As you know it is only 2 days now until the launch on Ideal World at 9pm woop woop!!!!!

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How sweet are these little girlie elephants sharing their ice cream. I am so thrilled that Crafter’s Companion have secured the license for these!!!! I have made a gatefold card using the ultimate pro – this sure makes life easier without all that measuring!

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Oooh what’s inside lol ……..

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I resized some notepaper from the CD Rom to make a matching insert. The sentiment and little icecream stamp are all part of this stamp set ….. perfect for decorating your card inside and out.

Don’t forget you still have time to enter the draw to win the complete Humphrey set – just pop over to the News and Inspiration Blog for more details and also lots more cards by the DT to tease you.

Catch you all tomorrow ….. exciting day ….. Lady Gaga’s brand new CD comes out …. OMG I might pee my pants hahahaha ….. well maybe nearly ….. heard it online and it is FABULOUS!!!!

See you later xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday


Morning ....... woohoo it is the weekend and the sun is shining (about time!). I am stillnot getting round to visiting all of you (so sorry) but I have been so busy with making samples for Crafter's Companion ..... have you seen Humphrey yet???? Eeeek, too too cute - have a flick through my blog to see what I am on about lol.


Ok, so there is only one person I want to play this week but which song????? She is no stranger to my little Saturday slot and many of you know how much I love the amazing talent that is Lady Gaga. Her brand new cd comes out on Monday and I will be there buying it before work first thing!!!! The fabulous thing is I have already heard it because she posted it on the internet - omg it is AMAZING!!!!!

So here she is on Oprah doing what she does best .... just her voice and a piano - stunning




oh heck, gonna post another couple of songs too that I love - will it is my feature hahahahaha....

no video for this but great song ... HAIR




and finally a performance on Graham Norton that just blew me away .... love you Gaga xxxx





There were loads more I wanted to share but will wait for another time hahaha. Don't forget to come and share your songs with us all.... add to linky below and pop my little logo on your sidebar to help spread the word. I will be back later with another Humphrey card xxxxx


Friday, 20 May 2011

Who wants to win Humphrey goodies????

Morning, yep ... here I am with ANOTHER Humphrey card - oh my word I am so in love with these. Have you spotted the other cards by the DT flying around the blogs and facebook yet??? They are everywhere and it looks like lots of you are loving Humphrey too. Remember to tune into Ideal World next Tuesday at 9pm for the launch ...... but ....... how do you fancy winning the complete Humphrey set .... read on!

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Another completely adorable stamp and lush papers :o) I keep saying it but these stamps are just so versatile. Ok, so did I mention the chance of winning Humphrey goodies ......

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If you click the Humphrey pic above it will take you to Humphrey’s Corner  on Crafter’s Companion website where you can view galleries and tutorials for special projects and more. If that’s not enough head over to the Inspiration and News Blog for a chance to WIN the COMPLETE Humphrey range …… winner will be announced on Tuesday morning!!!! Help spread the love and pop this little guy on your sidebar linking back to his special corner and we will love you forever – what more can you ask for xxx

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Helpful Humphrey!


Morning, day 3 of sneak peeks and here is such a sweet stamp. Again useful for so many occassions. Have you been over to the news and inspiration blog yet???? Make sure you check it out for details of other cards as well as all the latest news. I am sure you already know by now that these stamps and the double CD rom from Crafter's Companion are launched on Ideal World at 9pm next Tuesday (24th May)



I have coloured this image with my copics but guess what, I cheated with the papers!!!!! This is why Humphrey is so helpful ..... one of the new features on the CDs this time is that there is a quickie section why has a preprinted layout of papers ... as in my piccie and it also comes with a sweet decoupage topper and elements to decorate including sentiments. I used some of the paper and sentiment but added my stamped image to finish - how easy is that. So handy when you need a card fast!!

Oki doki, thats all for today - pop back again tomorrow xxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Nobody puts Humphrey in the corner!

…… well unless it is Humphrey’s Corner and then it is ok. Day 2 of the sneak peeks – I hope you are enjoying them so far. I have seen so many positive comments about this brand new range and I am so excited. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about Crafter’s Companion has secured the license for Humphrey’s Corner – woop woop. This means there are going to be 6 stamps (with sentiments/accessory stamps) and a double Cd Rom packed full of papers, decoupage, borders etc etc. It will be launched on Ideal World on 24th May at 9pm so be there or be square!

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How cute is this image – perfect for so many occassions. The papers are from the CD Rom and the sentiment comes with this stamp. Look at that little snail ….. not something I usually like but in this case I will make an exception!!!

Make sure you keep popping over to the news and inspiration blog for updates and check out the other DT members blogs too. I have added ‘Humphrey’ below to my tags so if you click that hopefully you will see my other Humphrey creations …. fingers crossed :o)

See you again tomorrow with another sneak peek.
xxx

Simon Says … Sparkle and Shine

 

Good morning world, I am officially the world’s worst patient …. why does a simple cold me you feel so horrid? Hopefully it will be gone soon. I have the added joy of a trip to the dentist for a crown prep (not the nice ones that sit on your head covered in diamonds) – must admit I am terrified at the thought.

So onto todays challenge with Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog ……… show us all your

SPARKLE AND SHINE

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As always we are offering one lucky person a $50 spending spree …. thankyou Heidi

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Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher 

Challenges

Click the piccies to be taken to item at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

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That’s it for now, will be back in a little while with another card

xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Papertake Weekly – Bloom and Grow

Hi there, me again ….. this time I am sharing my DT card for Papertake Weekly and we have been sponsored by the lovely girlies over at The Ribbon Girl. We were also sent some fab images to play with so a big thankyou from me!

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Please excuse the poor light but the pic was taken a bit late at night and my poor daylight lamp seems to be struggling! Now aren’t these papers gorgeous ….. my lovely Dies to Die For  teamie Michelle sent me them as part of my birthday pressie – thankyou so much, I love them!!

Challenges

Sketchy Colours   -  Sketch #71



Where to buy the goodies I used …

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See you all later xxx

Introducing Humphrey

I am so excited to let you all in on a BIG secret ....... would you like to meet the newest addition to Crafter's Companion???? It is a very famous elephant and I am in LOVE!!!!!! Woohoo, I am thrilled to let you all know that Humphrey is going to be launched on Ideal World as the Pick of the Day at 9pm on Tuesday 24th May. There are lots of cute stamps and a double CD full of papers, alphabets, borders, decoupage, tags, toppers and lots more ... including some brand new features too.



The design team will all be showing cards everyday using this adorable new range and there will also be details on the Crafter's Companion Blog too so keep popping over to keep up to date with all the latest news and inspiration.



See you tomorrow with another sneak peek xxxxxxx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday


Hello, so sorry I am late but only been home a little while after my wonderful couple of days with my hubby. It was freezing at the races yesterday but we had an absolutely wonderful day despite the weather. I love looking at all the dresses, shoes and hats ..... some good and some .... well, lol.... better not say :o)


I have chosen a real blast from the past this week. I just loved Bananarama so much when I was younger - the tunes were so catchy. I know it is completely manufactured pop but hey, sometimes that is all you want.




This was one of my faves but there are lots that I used to sing and dance along to haha. Remember to add your name and link below so we can listen. I didn't get chance last week to listen but I will make sure I get round to you all this week. As always I would love for you to help spread the word by popping the MSMS logo on your sidebar.
Have a lovely weekend and if you are watching The Eurovision song contest tonight have fun, lol






Thursday, 12 May 2011

Lili of the Valley

Hi there, sorry I am a little late but it is my birthday week (did I mention lol) and I am so busy having a wonderful time with my hubby. It is his birthday today so Happy Birthday darling. We are going to the races tomorrow and I can’t wait, have got my new dress and shoes (plus accessories …. just has to be done) and hubby is all suited and booted so it should be a great day.
Today, however, is challenge day over at Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog and we are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl ….. and surprise surprise our theme is ….
Ribbons & Bows!
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I have used one of the cute die cut squares … these are ideal for quick cards when you do not have much time to colour. They are also extremely beautiful so I recommend a look at them over at Lili of the Valley online store when you get a moment.
Right, that’s it for me – short and sweet. Heading into York now to book into the hotel. We are staying tonight and tomorrow so we can really have a wonderful end to our week. Don’t forget to enter my birthday candy (link on sidebar) if you haven’t already.
Have a great day xxxxx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The boys are back in town ....... LOTV new stamps now on sale!

Have you got yours yet????? If not you better hurry ...... get over to Lili of the Valley right now because you know these amazing stamps are going to fly off the shelves.




To help celebrate The Ribbon Girl has some wonderful candy up for grabs so make sure you pop over and enter.



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