Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Simon Says … Anything Goes

Hi there, middle of the week and what a surprise – I am at work again. I always seem to work on Wednesdays recently so here is another scheduled post. Just today and tomorrow left to do this week and then I get 3 days off. Typical that Glen is off at the moment and starts back on Friday – the life of shift workers hey!

Anyway, let’s get onto my card for today. It is that theme again that you all love …..


The design team are all using products by
Hero Arts so do pop along to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog for a look at what we all used.

I really love this stamp by Gillian Roberts (link below) and have used it quite a few times. I can honestly say I do not think I have used this colour combo before but that is what happens when you take your colours from your papers – it is great to try a new combo.

I really do like the cute smile on the teddy bear’s face lol, he looks pretty happy to be having a big old cuddle.

I am really pleased that you can see the gorgeous foiling on the papers in this shot. Kaiser bring out the most stunning papers. I think I own a fair few pads by them now and every one is just stunning.

The details…


I thought I would start to show a couple of closer pictures for my cards – is this something you would like to see? Here I decided to show you the lovely flowers I have used and also a better look at the lush foiling on the papers ….. delish!!!

You all know by now that if you are the lucky winner then you are set to win a $50 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store – yes that’s right …. are we crazy????? Perhaps but you know that you have a great selection of goodies to spend it on so you would be crazy not to join in!!

Here is my product list …

*Hero Arts FLORAL MIXED ACCENTS CH210 Purple*Hero Arts 24 Flowers FOLIAGE PRINT CH207 Green*Gillian Roberts Clear Stamp TEDDY & ME*Kaiser UTOPIA 6 x 6 Paper Pad*Tonic Studios BUTTERFLY Multi Detail Punch 925A*October Afternoon CAKEWALK Wrap Pack EM878

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog


Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Sparkle & Shine

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog – Lots of Layers


I hope you all have a really lovely day and don’t forget to join in the fun xxx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

A little Christmas robin on a miserable day


I saw a little robin in my garden a couple of days ago. Last year we had one nest in our garden shed and it was really exciting waiting for the babies to hatch. They haven’t nested in the shed this year though which is a pity. So I decided to make a card with this lovely Gatepost Robin image available from Just Inklined.


I have coloured my digi with my Copics and added lashings of Stickles!!


I have added Glossy Accents to the holly berries for some fabulous dimensional shine – they look great with this added over the top.



My Time to Craft – Christmas in August

The Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes


You can see other cards and news from the design team over on Just Inklined Blog so please pay a visit. xxx

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Simon Says ….. Back to School

Good afternoon to you all, thank goodness for challenges or I would never know what day it is, I am so confused this week with my shifts. I finished my nights on Monday morning and I am back at work today for 13 hours of fun in A&E (or the Emergency Department as we are supposed to call it). I should hopefully be having my lunch right about now and have only got 6 hours left to do before I can tootle on home. Doubt I will get any crafting done tonight or tomorrow but I have some things planned for my days off that I want to colour so hopefully my blog won’t be too neglected.

So onto this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. It is getting to that time of year when parents start to look a little happier because their kids are all heading back to school. So it seemed like the perfect theme for this week ……


The design team are all using products by Sizzix so do have a look for some great inspiration. You don’t have to use Sizzix products but if you do we would love to see them.

I have gone for an autumnal feel for my card today, after all it is the autumn term isn’t it. I am just loving my new Prima ‘Autumn Splendor’ glittered leaves which are glittered – wow, these are right up my street!

I have used this gorgeous image by The Greeting Farm. You will have to excuse my slightly peachy looking little lady – I am needing to get a couple of refills so I better get that sorted for next time … maybe she has just got back from an exotic holiday lol. I am not too sure about my little dots this time around my main image …. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t, no big deal though hey.

I didn’t have the correct coloured flowers so I coloured mine to match with my Copics – I really do think I may just buy white from now on and do this all the time … guaranteed coordinating blooms every time! I used some really lovely textured blooms by Hero Arts.

You all know by now that if you are the lucky winner then you are set to win a $50 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store – yes that’s right …. are we crazy????? Perhaps but you know that you have a great selection of goodies to spend it on so you would be crazy not to join in!!

Here is my product list …

*Sizzix Sizzlits Die SWIRLY VINE Basic Grey 657230*Carta Bella BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS 6 x 6 Paper Pad Echo Park CBBM1014*Prima Flowers AUTUMN Splendor Collection Leaves 553548*Hero Arts 70 FLOWERS WHITE AND CREAM ch165*Martha Stewart CHERRY BLOSSOM Punch Around The Page Craft Set  42 60054*Copic 12 Bold BASIC SKETCH MARKER SET Colors*Tonic Studios BUTTERFLY Multi Detail Punch 925A

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog


Stamptacular Sunday – Let’s Hear It For The Girls

The Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes

Lexi’s Creations – Back to School / College

Cutie Pie – Borders & Frames

All That Scraps – Using Dies

Crafts & Me – Autumn Colours

Divas by Design – Anything Goes

Latinas in America – Back to School

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog – Lots of Layers


Have a brilliant day. If any of you are my followers you may be interested in my candy …. you can find it here  xxx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Just Inklined – Daisy Patch

Morning folks, or is it goodnight??? I am just about to head off to bed after my night shift and I am shattered because I have been up for 25 hours now and am in desperate need for my bed.
Before I pop off to the land of nod here is my card for Just Inklined ….. isn’t it a lovely image.
This is called Daisy Patch and I have coloured it with my Prisma Pencils. I haven’t used these for absolutely ages and I really need more practice but I am proud that I had a go with them.
A closer view…..
Promise to post all proper links later, I am just too tired right now.
as promised (aren’t I good) …
Digital Stamp Daisy Patch*First Edition Paper 6 x 6 DREAMCATCHER Premium Pad FEPAD033*Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72*Martha Stewart CHERRY BLOSSOM Punch Around The Page Craft Set  42 60054
Don’t forget my candy which is a couple of posts below xxxx

Friday, 17 August 2012

Have you got yours???

Hi folks, so did you get it???? It looks like the brand new Paintbox Poppets Pick of the Week by Crafter’s Companion on Create & Craft is going to be a sell out. Hardly a surprise after the last release of these beautiful images. I hope you have managed to catch some of the shows. Sara is still on air right now so you are not too late. Check out the schedules of the other live shows for lots of inspiration and demos.

Here is a card I made last night using the CD-Rom. The images are just stunning. I printed onto watercolour card and I just love the effect. I gave it a good old covering in silver Spray & Sparkle for a lovely frosty finish. The papers are also from the CD-Rom (I used one of the card companions) and I matted and layered it all on some scrummy centura pearl card.

This is also my DT card for the Crafter’s Companion Challenge blog – have a peek and join in the fun if you get chance.

Ok, I need to dash off and get ready for work – I think it is going to be a very hot and sticky shift and I am playing the air con is blasting out.

See you all in the morning xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ps don't forget my candy on the post below x

Thursday, 16 August 2012


Hi everybody and WELCOME to my 1000+ followers THANKYOU candy!!!!!!

I am so overwhelmed by the amount of people who follow my crafting blog. Little did I realise when I started my blog a few years ago that so many would follow little old me. Sadly I do not get to visit as many of you as I would like. Working full time and my DT commitments means I have little spare time for blog hopping like I used to but believe me all of your comments mean so much to me and I do see lots of your creations on my dashboard even if I don’t get chance to pop by and say hello.

I have been busy organising a special thankyou candy for all of my followers. Rather than having one large candy I would prefer to spread the love so that more of you can have the chance of winning a bit of the candy. Oooh I am so excited!!

So because this is a special candy I am going to have rules. I have decided to have rules because this is a THANKYOU candy for my FOLLOWERS and I do not want someone just coming along trying to grab the candy and run. Oh no, you can’t pull the wool over my eyes that easily. If I think someone is not playing by the rules then I will delete their name from the linky below – it is the only fair thing to do.

So let’s get the rules out the way…….

1. You MUST be a follower of my blog (it is a thankyou to my followers candy after all)
2. Help spread the word about my candy on your blog (post or sidebar) and Facebook too if you have it (please).
3. Add you name to the linky below (please only enter once or I will have to smack your hand for being naughty).
4. You must claim your candy within 7 days if you are one of the lucky winners. If you do not claim within 7 days a new winner will be selected for that prize.

….and that’s it – easy peasy!

So here it is …… and remember, it is calorie free so dive right in and enjoy!

 Prize 1: x5 Mulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamps

Mulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamp - GivingMulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamp - Merry & BrightMulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamp - Across the MilesMulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamp - Purr'fect ChristmasMulberry Wood Christmas Rubber Stamp - All Wrapped Up


 Prize 2: x5 SWALK Rubber Stamps


S.w.a.l.k. Unmounted Rubber Stamp - Rainbow KissesS.w.a.l.k. Unmounted Rubber Stamp - A Little BirdS.w.a.l.k. Unmounted Rubber Stamp - Sweet Little GirlS.w.a.l.k. Unmounted Rubber Stamp - New MumS.w.a.l.k. Unmounted Rubber Stamp - Friendship


 Prize 3: x5 Humphrey’s Corner Rubber Stamps

Humphrey's Corner A Year With Humphrey - Welcome Little One Stamp SetHumphrey's Corner A Year With Humphrey - Me to You Stamp SetHumphrey's Corner A Year With Humphrey - Easter Wishes Stamp SetHumphrey's Corner A Year With Humphrey - One in a Million Stamp SetHumphrey's Corner A Year With Humphrey - Love To You Both Stamp Set


Prize 4: Simon Says ‘Shoot for the Stars’ Exclusive Clear Stamp Set

*Simon Says Clear Stamps SHOOT FOR THE STARS Exclusive Set 


Prize 5: $20 gift certificate for The Paper Shelter



Prize 6: £20 voucher code for Mei Flower



Prize 7: 2 Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps

*Stamp* - Under our Umbrella*Stamp* - Light the Way


Prize 8: 3 digis of your choice from Kenny K Downloads 


Prize 9: £10 Gift Certificate for Bunny Zoe’s Crafts

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Prize 10: x2 CD-Roms from Joanna Sheen



Prize 11: x 2 digis from Saturated Canary


 Prize 12: Sunset Rose Rubber Stamp + sentiment stamps + bag of charms



Prize 13: £5.00 gift voucher for Just Inklined

Just Inklined



Prize 14: $5 credit for Mo’s Digital Pencil


Prize 15: $5 credit voucher for Create with TLC

Grab a Button for Your Blog


 Prize 16: Make It Crafty Angel and Cherub digi image

New Make it Crafty Store Blog


Wow, that’s a LOT of candy!!!!!!! I wish I could give every single one of you something but unfortunately I can’t. So that’s it ….. all you need to do is follow the rules above and enter you name on the linky below. My candy will close on September 14th at 9pm and I will announce the winners as soon as I can after that.


Please, please don't forget the rules x


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