Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Simon Says ... Check it Out

Good morning, so sorry I am a little late today - my sone has gone away this morning for a few days with the County band so I had to get him all sorted and see him off ... thought I had scheduled my post but set it wrong ... oops!
Thankyou for all the amazing entries last week for our friends challenge, wow, that was really popular. I love looking at your cards. This week we have another great challenge for you all on Simon Says Challenge Blog ... we want to see you ...


Just use checks or gingham etc somewhere on your creation to be in with a chance to win the $25 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Store. Heidi even pays for the postage, what a sweetheart!!

So here is my card for this week .......

 I have used one of the gorgeous Miss Anya 'Love' stamps. I just love her dress and hair - so pretty. Heidi stocks a great choice of stamps by The Greeting Farm which you can see HERE. My papers are by Basic Grey and are from the Kioshi 6x6 pad.

 I tried a new way of colouring my images .... I have used my copics but also my prisma color pencils too. I am really happy with the results, especially because it is the first time I have tried it. I had to blow the dust of my neglected pencils - don't you love how they smell (am I strange, lol).

I do hope you get chance to play along. Please can you take time to read my post below about a special girl called Bella ..... there is a special blog hop trying to get as many cards as possible sent to this brave little girl .... thankyou so much xxx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Wishes for Bella Blog Hop Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the wishes for Bella Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Denise's blog which is also the start of this weeks hop.There will be prizes along the way so make sure you pay a visit to all the stops and leave a comment. Here is a list of the hop order in case you get lost .....

This hop is really about a very brave little girl, Bella.  She is a member of the same gymnastics team as my daughter.  You can read her story HERE.  The gym, Bella's school and many members of the local community are working hard to raise money to help the Tucker family.  I wanted to do something to raise Bella's spirits and let her know people from all over the world and thinking of her and wishes her the best on the hard road ahead she has.  So I am looking for everyone to shower her with cards for the next month.  Please help me help her by making and MAILING as many cards as you can to help her smile each day.  The mailing address is...
The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry NH
03053 USA

There will be a hop each week for the next 3 weeks to keep the smiles coming!  And lots and lots of candy for all of you!!!!  Once you have made and mailed a card, please post the card on you blog and link it using THIS LINK TO THE GRAND PRIZE.  Here you can read about the grand prize worth over 150$$$$$$.  You can enter as many times as you like, as long as you are entering cards you are mailing to Bella!  Let her know we are thinking of her or mail her a funny card to get her to giggle!

I will be picking a winner at random from my comments of this post to win some candy that I am putting together. It will include some rubber, flowers, mixed papers etc so pop back later for a piccy. The winner will be announced next week, please all feel free to enter - I will post world wide. I do want you to send a card though please to Bella as a condition of entering my candy. Please leave the word CANDY after your comment if you wish to take part.
You should now hop over to Julie's blog for the next stop on your journey.

Thankyou all so much for taking part

Friday, 25 June 2010

Just Magnolia - A SKetch!

Morning...... I am running ever so late again so promise to update this post after work. For full details of this weeks challenge please pop over to the Just Magnolia Blog.

Just uploaded my other pics for this card ... sorry I am late :o)

 Have a fab day .... see you all later xxx

ps only 6 months until christmas!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Lili of the Valley DT card ... A sketch

 Good morning, how are you all???? I had a wonderful day off yesterday and spent the afternoon shopping in York instead of watching the footie (how terrible of me, lol). It was fab because there was hardly any traffic on the roads and the shops were really quiet .... perfect!

Thanks to you all for entering our last challenge on Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog - I can't believe 2 weeks has passed already. We have another great sketch for you all to follow - remember you need touse a LOTV stamp/die cut if you want to be considered for the prize.

I have used the super sweet Baby Blanket stamp which is from the newest release of stamps which you can see on the Lili of the Valley web store here. My papers and tag/letters are from Papermania's Rose Garden paper pack. They are really bringing out some wonderful papers at the moment - how can anyone refuse such temptations!

A little reminder that on Sunday the craft show at The Dome is being held in Doncaster. Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley will have their ever popular stand there where you can pick up all the stamps and die cuts that you could ever wish for. There are also lots and lots of cards on display which have been made by the DT for your inspiration. Plus if all that wasn't enough you can even pop and say hello to me if you like. I will be helping the girls out because they are always rushed off their feet with clever crafty souls who know a bargain when they see one.

Hope to see you on Sunday!!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Simon Says Stamp - fully fledged DT member!!

Hi there and wow, isn't it just a glorious week! Looks like Wimbledon is getting off to a good start. So here I am again with another fabulous challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog but this time I am not a guest designer!!!!! I am over the moon to let you know that I was asked to stay on as a permanent member of the DT - OMG I am so happy, it really is a dream come true for me - thankyou for asking me to stay ... woohoo!!!

Heidi is once again offering a generous $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp whixh stocks everything you could ever wish for you crafty addiction.

This week the theme is friends with the option to use a Penny Johnson stamp ... these are all so adorable so why not have a look at the great selection that Heidi stocks.

This image is called Love Bubbles and is so sweet. My papers are also from Simon Says Stamp and are from Cosmo Cricket's mini deck 'Earth Love' and are available here. I really love the soft colours and will be using this pad again and again!! Don't forget you can also stock up on nesties, punches and bling/embellies too .... you know you deserve it lol x


Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Creative Craft Challenges - Stamp it up
Creative Inspirations - Turquoise, Gold & Cream
Alphabet Challenge - Hearts
Secret Crafter - Weddings/anniversaries

So thats your lot, just a little reminder that there is currently a challenge running on the Simon Says Stamp group over on Paper Craft Planet. The theme over there is to make a masculine card and you can win a prize sponsored by dear Heidi valued at over $30 .... hope to see you there .... you have until June 30th.

Good luck England this afternoon - hope you put in a better performance than last week!!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Just Magnolia - In the Garden

 Hi everyone, hope you have all had a good week. I amglad it is Friday - had a hectic week. We went to an open day yesterday at Huddersfield University- one of the uni's my son is considering. It was certainly a useful day. I can hardly believe he nearly old enough for uni, where does the time go?????

Onto our challenge on Just Magnolia and I would like to welcome Mindy to the DT - we all just love her creations so please pop over and say hi.

This week our theme is ...... IN THE GARDEN

Please remember you must include at least one Magnolia stamp on your creation - we are getting quite a few entries without them which means you are not eligable for the fabulous prizes we have.

 Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts - THE place to buy all your roses, I swear they have an amazing range of sizes, styles and colours. They also stock lots of other scrummy embellies. You must check out the brilliant prize they have sponsored for this weeks challenge!


 Truly Scrumptious - Sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Enjoying the Sunshine
Our Creative Corner - Gotcha Cornered
Charisma Cardz - All about Bling
Stamp Something - Summer
Bunny Zoe - Nice & Girly

 I have dug out last years summer kit by Magnolia and masked Tilda on to her giant strawberry - she really is just so lovely. The Papers are by My Minds Eye and were a freebie in a magazine and they really are so pretty. Flowers, of course, from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are from my stash .... got a bit carried away, lol.
 So off to work I go then will be doing the supermarket shop on the way home. A night cheering on England tonight with maybe a beer or two thrown in :o)
Have a great day xxx

\oooh ...... I have some fab news to share with you all but think I will make you wait a bit longer, lol x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Simon Says Stamp - Final week as GDT - Shiver me Timbers!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning to you all and here we are on my final week with Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. I can't believe it is 4 weeks already - I have had such a great time with all the lovely ladies on the DT. You must take part this week because not only do we have a fabulous challenge for you but the blog post is absolutely hilarious. 
Heidi from Simon Says Stamp has another fabulous voucher for you to spend in store for one lucky winner ....

......all you have to do is follow our theme ........  
Shiver me Timbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cupcake Craft - One for the Boys
Kaboodle Doodles - Dash of Purple
Totally Gorjuss - For the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge - Sketch
Creative Craft Challenge - For the man in your life
Creative Inspirations - One for the Boys

Don't forget you can grab loads of Magnolia's from Simon Says Stamp right here including lots of pirate ones too which are perfect for this challenge (and all wannabe pirates). I can't remeber where I got my papers from but I love them and was so delighted when I found them! Lots of bling and that's about it from me I think! Hope you manage to join in - this is such a fun challenge don't you think x

Friday, 11 June 2010

Just Magnolia - A sketch

Good morning and a little cheer from me .... it's Friday at last!!!! Saw a glimpse of the sun yesterday afternoon so feeling hopeful for today .... I hope the sun returns. We have a nice challenge for you all this week on Just Magnolia so I hope you all join in. It is a fab sketch by our lovely Mina and it is great to work with - I love it!!

I have used one of my favourite Tilda's ..... she was part of the christmas release but can be used for almost anything I think.


More delish papers from Dies to Die for and these are also by GCD Studios and are from the Cloisonne Collection pad ..... scrummy or what! Roses once again from Wild |Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from Crafty Feeling. I think the pearls are from The Hobby House but to be honest I can't remember.
Well I hope you all have some sunshine today and enjoy whatever you are doing xxx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Lili of the Valley - A sketch

Morning .... yet another dreary day here .... where oh where has summer gone????? Not to worry, we have something to brighten your day here at Lili of the Valley challenge ..... yes thats right - a new challenge and it is a wonderful sketch!!! We are sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts which are home to the most beautiful flowers and embellies so you may wish to add these to your card too. We also have 3 new amazing members to the DT to introduce you to so please welcome Dena, Lena Katrine and Kathy to the team.


Kaboodle Doodles - 321 Recipe (embellies = flowers and ribbon)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Floral delight
Paperplay - Home
Alphabet challenge - Flowers

So as I mentioned I have used on of the fab new images from LOTV. The gorgeous papers are from Tracy at Dies to Die For and they are called Eye Candy by GCD Studios (12x12 pack) and are available here. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from Crafty Feeling.
See you all later xxx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Simon Says Stamp - week 3 GDT - A recipe/Stampavie

Hi there, another rainy day here today but never mind - it is a good excuse to craft. I am happy to share my 3rd card as Guest Designer for the challenge over at Somon Says Stamp.  The lucky winner will have the fabulous voucher to spend .....
This week we have a recipe for you .....

1 Image

2 Patterned Papers ( + a contrast card for layering if you like )

3 Types of Embellishments ( you can use as many of each type as you like )

We are all using stamps by Stampavie and you can find plenty to choose from on the Simon Says Stamp webstore .  
I love this sweet image by Gillian Roberts - isn't this little girl so adorable with her teddy! My 3 embellies are flowers, bead hearts and gems.


Cupcake Craft - Dazzle us
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Floral Delight 
Crafts and Me - Friends & Family 
Crafty Creations - Childs Play 
Charisma Cardz - Flowers 
Paper Play - Flowers & Sparkle 
Alphabet Challenge - Flowers 
 I hope you all get chance to join in this week - recipes are always so much fun! Hope you enjoy your day xxx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

fathers day bear

Hi there, just a quickie from me today - thought I would share this card I made a few days ago with you all. I doubt there will be much lounging in the garden with all this rain today but we can hope!


E02, E08, E29, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, E71, E77, W1, W3, R29, R35, B93, B95, B97, YG67, Y08, Y11, Y35, Y38


Pixie Dust - Punch it Out
Stampin' for the weekend - Summer
Just Cute Bears - Fathers Day 

So this great image is from Dies to Die For and he is Popcorn the Bear 'Father's Day' set. Now did you know the gorgeous Jacqui coloured the images on the packaging .... you clever girlie!!! Because the stamp is so large very little is needed however they fit perfectly on the Martha Stewart punch around the pages punches.

Heading back to work in a moment so enjoy the rest of your day whatever you are doing xxx


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