Sunday, 31 July 2011

Music Saves My Soul

Howdy doody, ahhh .... you just can't beat a warm summer's afternoon can you. I have spent a bit of time catching up on the dreaded housework after what has been a really busy week preparing for the new releases on Crafter's Companion for the fab Spectrum Noir pens and the yummy new stamps (Humphrey and SWALK).

So now I can have some fun ..... loving a bit of music in the background to sing along to!

Now if you do not love this song I will be bitterly disappointed - one of my all time faves. I can remember going to discos when I was little and just adoring it ..... enjoy!

You know what to do by now - just post a tune on your blog .... grab my little logo and pop on your blog somewhere then add you post link to the little frog linky thing below (very technical rofl). It is just for fun but we do love visiting each other. I am off to catch up on last weeks cos I am such a slack Alice. Hope you play along xxx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Have you got yours???

Afternoon folks, oh dear … why does dancing til 4am seem like such a good idea at the time. Lost most of my day today by just lolling about doing nothing (plus having a little snooze). Thankfully this was a good excuse to slob on the sofa and watch ‘our Leann’ on Create & Craft …. in fact she is on right now. Have you managed to get hold of your new Spectrum Noir pens and Humphrey and SWALK stamps??????

Here is a card I made for the show ….


I love this, what a lovely image.


You can order the new SWALK and Humphrey stamps from Create & Craft or from the Crafter’s Companion website.

Will pop the pens that I used on tomorrow ….. my feeble brain cannot cope with it today, hehehehe.

Music Saves My Soul will also be back tomorrow …. again, the effects of too much dancing (and cocktails … oops)

I have to go to Stoke now to pick up my son ….. what perfect planning :o)


Bunny Zoe - Fun in the Sun


Friday, 29 July 2011

Today’s the day!!!

Morning …… at last you do not have to wait any longer ….. brand new Humphrey and SWALK stamps will be available from today from Crafter’s Companion and I know there are a LOT of happy people about this :o)


Here is a real cutie from the new SWALK collection …… just too cute!! The papers are from the SWALK  Papercraft CD Rom 2 and are gorgeous. I have used Crafter’s Companion satin paper to print on and it is amazing – love the finish ….. feels and looks so fabulous.


I will pop the spectrum noir colours on after work – I know lots of you have been liking this on my posts so I promise to come back later on.

I hope you get your stamps that you want. See you all later.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Humphrey holds the key to my heart

Good evening folks, here I am back again with another sneak for you ahead of the launch of brand new Humphrey and SWALK stamps. After much debate on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page it has been  ‘decided’ that I should share a Humphrey sneak peek with you all (isn’t that right Karen, rofl).


I love this stamp and was really pleased because I almost managed to achieve pleats on Humphrey’s mummy’s dress ….. it really doesn’t take much to make me happy does it!!

I was then really frustrated!!! I had the hairbrained idea of a heart and key charm for this card at almost midnight so I dug them out and started to attach them. Anyway, I dropped the key on the floor. I searchd for about 15 minutes (no word of a lie) but could I find it …. could I thump! I was muttering some right old words under my breath I can tell you. I had the brush out and had a sweep … just incase I was totally missing it, but no – it had vanished (and still has may I add). So …. got my charms back out and found another key but would you believe it – I dropped this one too whilst trying to attach it!!!! I cannot tell you what I said but it was a bit rude and not fitting for a lady! Thankfully, this one turned up under the printer of all places after a 5 minute hunt!! 

So I am a clumsy girl, losing 2 keys to my heart – I really do not deserve any love at all …. sob!

Enough waffle – I did threaten Karen with the woes of my tale and I always keep my promises, hahahahaha.


I just had a funny thought about this stamp but some things are best kept private lol. Needless to say I love it, as I do all of them. You can grab them tomorrow on the Crafter’s Companion website.

Spectrum Noirs used for this image………



Allsorts - Free and Easy
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
ABC - Z is for zoo
MAWTT - Brand new (stamp ... out tomorrow!!)

See you all tomorrow for some more cards xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sketch time with LOTV

Morning all, yes ..... I am totally unorganised today (again) and have no links for you at the moment but you know I will sort this during my lunch break ... promise!

So, we have a gorgeous sketch for you all to follow this week on the Lili of the Valley Challenge blog - I love sketches as you know, and this is a fab one that doesn't use too much of your precious paper!!!!


Allsorts - Free and Easy

 Right, must dash but back with full details later ... luvs ya all xxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A little sneak peek and something to make life a little bit easier!

Good evening ….. what a busy day …. but good too as I thought it would be. Can’t really say anything about what I was up to first thing this morning …. ooh a secret … but hopefully if things go well I will be able to share in a couple of weeks. After that though I did a surprise visit to the lovely Sara and her gorgeous team up at Crafter’s Companion and dropped in some samples and returned Leann’s pens …. I had fun babysitting them :o)

As you know there is a new release of Humphrey and SWALK stamps at the end of the week and to celebrate there is a blog hop over on our Crafter’s Companion news blog …. so head over and take part – there is a great prize up for grabs but you have to go see for yourself!!

So here is a card with this adorable stamp – she is so pretty in her Crafter’s Companion colours …… in fact it could be one of them ….. they do like a little treat now and then lol.


A closer look ….. I love her!

The papers, which I just adore are from the Humphrey’s Corner CD Rom …… very, very yummy!

Ok, so I promised to make things easier … here goes ….. a piccie guide to the Spectrum Noir pens I used to colour this image. 

Also, if you click the colour you will be taken to the page on the Crafter’s Companion website where you can order them if you need that colour …. aren’t I just too good to be true, lol!


Well that took longer than I thought, lol … but if it helps you all with your colours etc then it is worth it. Please let me know what you think – if you like it I will do it as often as I can. 

If you like it do you also want the links??? Just give me feedback and I will try to do all I can to help. Have a great evening and I will be back tomorrow xxxxxxxxxxx

Simon Says ….. A Shaped Card

Hi there, oh I am tired and have a mega busy day ahead so looks like no rest for the wicked for me ….. not complaining though cos got a couple of nice things lined up too :o)
Here on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog we would love to see you getting into shape … don’t worry, not exercise … unless you count lifting your pens and flexing your creative mind!! Just make a shaped card and share it with us.
I have made a mini easel card using my Spellbinders labels die ….. all the DT have been using Spellbinders products so pay them a visit for a bit ofinspiration.
To be in with the chance of winning a $50 spending spree with Simon Says Stamp Online Store ….. thankyou Heidi … mwah xxx
Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher
Products used on my card
ccdesignsdarbyandbumbles  labels4  pp840kpp  heroch233
Remember – you can click thepicture to take you directly to the product shown … how easy is that to shop!!!

Allsorts - Free and Easy
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or Die

Have a great day …. will be back later today with another card!!!!! xxx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Papertake Weekly – Sketch time!!!

Hi there, me again …. two posts in one day … think I better lay down don’t you lol. I hope you are all taking part in the Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop ….. make sure you visit the news blog for information about how to take part and of course the fab prize!!!!!
Dawny has made another wonderful sketch for you all to follow this week …. I love sketches, they take so much brain ache out of my crafting :o) We have been sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp Online Store …. thanks Heidi!!
I have used the beautiful Primrose Flower Fairy available from Crafter’s Companion. Isn’t she just so pretty. The papers are from the accompanying Fairyopolis CD Rom and is packed full of fabulous designs. I have used (surprise surprise) my new Spectrum Noir pens to colour my image and used mainly the yellow set …. how simple!! The gorgeous doily is made using the Die-namics High Tea Party Doily Die which is available from Tracy at Dies to Die For

Alphabet Challenge - Lemon and Lime

That’s it for now …. don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for another 2 … yes 2(!!!!!!) cards from me …. toodlepip xxxxxxxxxxx

Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop ….. SWALK & Humphrey & Neenah card up for grabs!!!

Hi all, and welcome to the Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the next SWALK and Humphrey stamp sets.

If you have landed here from Carol’s blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin. 

Our DT have had a great time creating with the new ranges from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 29th July we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a fabulous Prize:

All six new SWALK stamps and all six new Humphrey stamps, plus a pack of Neenah card!


All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave your link on Mr Linky.

Along the way you will notice that each Blog will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make a word which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on the morning of Friday

My letter is: O

From here, you need to hop to Ali’s blog


My card has been made using one of the new SWALK stamps and the papers were taken from the SWALK Papercrafting CD Rom 2. I have used the brand new Spectrum Noir pens to colour my image – just love using these!!!!


Thanks for looking …. make sure you check all the DT cards and keep popping back each day for more sneak peeks xxx

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Candy winner - is it you??

Good evening, just want to say a huge thankyou to all of you who entered my candy from the joint hop with Lili of the Valley and Wild Orchid Crafts.

To find out if you are the winner pop over to the Lili of the Valley Inspiration blog

Good Luck xxx

Message from Pops xxx

 Good morning my lovelies..... I have a little message from the lovely Pops ..... her blog has been very naughty recently and so she has decided to start a brand new blog ..... she is busy trying to import her old posts over to the new one just now.

However, it now means that she needs to get all her lovely followers back again so please nip over to her new blog and start following her again.

Have a great weekend ..... don't forget not long now to enter my candy ..... click here to be taken to the post xxx


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