Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Sketch 37 with Katharina and Whiff of Joy...



Theres fab candy going on over at Katharina's blog, and sneak oreviews of the new Whiff of joy range... a fabulously cute mouse he is just gorgeous!!! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this little fella is to make a card using Katharina's Sketch...

I made mine using Melinda from Whiff of joy and Quickutz revolution vines Die which you can get from Craftsulove. I wanted to use a flourish type die, being inspired by Dawn over at all pink girl... I knew I had the flourishes just couldn't find them since I relocated my craft room... Melinda was coloured using my trusty promarkers... Have ordered loads of copic from craftsulove today oh I can't wait to play...

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Is there a Dr in the house........



Well since this is the season not only to be jolly, but to be poorly too, I thought I would show you card that i had made a friend to give to her collegue who is a Dr over in Ireland, I do hope he liked it, it's using doctorfella I think it's called from the stampinbella, I coloured with promarkers and did the numbers with a cuttlebug die set called (oh gawd I forgot) will get back to you on that one!! I love the colours on this one infact I think the paptterned paper is stunning with its glittery effect, it's from my minds eye and called laundry line, the semtiment is from Elzybells the fabulous clear set of everyday words....

Ohhheee isn't it Brrrrr!!! today I am sooooo coldy it's untrue it's gone one in the afternoon and there is still frost everywhere Brrrrrr!!! Jack Frost is here to stay me thinks, The leccy blanket will be roasting tonite!! I think I needs one for me feet do they do electric slippers, me wants some...

I have been playing around with my Cricut expression and a new cartridge I got from Craftsulove called wildcard, it's fabbilicous in abundance and matched with some scrumilicous elzybells I have in my mitts well I can't wait for you to see what I have made with them both but sorry ladies and gents, you will have to wait until ohhhh at leats a week to see some sneak previews!!! Can ya wait that long, I know I can't lol.....


Monday, 29 December 2008

A little Birdie told me.....

The current challenge over at Elzybells, is a fabulous sketch by my fellow Dt Frances, I am late with this so please forgive me Elzybelles.... I chose a little birdie told me set for the image and Sheep celebrations 2 set for the sentiment, These are super duper clear sets and very good value for money, such fun designs and sooo versatile too!! I coloured with copics and Promarkers, did you know that you can purchase copics at Craftsulove now, but hurry they are selling fast , make sure you leave some for me!! The papers are papermainia their new designs purple and greens loving them..

I enjoyed this quick sketch fabulous for the busy times of year and it makes for a great card too... So thankyou Frances.... Do make sure you pop over to Elzybells and see they fabulous creations The DT'S have made..

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Christmas and new year greetings to all!!!

Well Christmas is over and the new year is comming, I do hope you all had a great christmas sorry I didn't get on to wish you all a happy one before now, But I wish you a very good new year, i would like to say thanks to all my visitors especially those who take the time to comment on my creations, I appreciated every single comment you have left me, and feel honoured that you return time and again...

I have pressie wise a fabulous crimbo, so thanks to all my crafty friends you know who you are you fabulous peeps you!!, Luv ya forever....

One of my pressies from a set of crafty friends was Bluewater vouchers and loads of them thankyou muchly ladies, I bought a Magimix Nespresso coffee machine in John Lewis I went to get a Dolce Gutso but was taken with the latte machine, ohhhh it were wonderful watching the lady demo it, and I thought thats the one for me put some money towards the vouchers and yay!!! Latte machine, quick get me home!!!... oh!!!! Can I use it properly, all I keep getting is water out of the steam Tube, I want to make frothy creamy milk for my latte and keep getting watered down milk,

SO has anyone got this machine, can you help me, as I am running out fast of me pods, and you can only get them at Selfridges and Harrods, trust me to be all granduer!!! Well you can get them online too!! lol The lovely lady shoved a fair few in me bag, to try as well as the lot you get with it, I think she must have known I were gonna have probs, I have that kinda face don't I...
Me's thinking I should have stuck to the original plan of Gutso...

Gonna sit down now with me watery Latte and make some cards, I have been itching toget into me craft room all crimbo.... sees ya later ....

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Red, Gold and Green



The current Elzybells challenge is Red, Gold and Green and I have missed the deadline for the show and tell, Sorry Elzybelles...

I have made mine using my favourite Elzybells set and size the dinkies cold nose warm heart, the papers used are Sandylion poinsettia swirl-foil from The card studio, and gold card candy from Craftsulove and coloured with promarkers from Secretcrafter....

ENJOY!!!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Paper piecing at SCSC....


This weeks challenge was set by the lovely fabbidaddi Jill, and her challenge o us is Paper piecing, I love paper piecing,Check out the blog to see the fab designs the rst of the team have made for inspiration, I have used me fabby elzybells girl again, I am quite smitten can you tel..lol the sentiment is also elzybells a clearset full of words, The funky papers are from craftsulove Jingle Jangle by Memory keepers, I do love the funky names don't you.... They are double sided, and whikst the main paper is large print the dress is another in small print,,, Loving the colourways of them too, I feel these are gonna be a big hit!!! the charm also can be purchased at craftsulove.....

POP BACK TOMMORROW FOR ANOTHER ELZY CARD!!! I forgot to show fro the DT challnege....

Monday, 15 December 2008

Fiddle Faddle !!!



Do what I hear you say...lol Yes Fiddle Faddle, It's the name for the one of the latest papers at Craftsulove, and I have fallen for them bigtime, Bold and Bright and right up my street...They are by We R Memory keepers and they are just fabilicious to say the least, and there are loads to choose from.... Doublesided too, what a bonus that is....
I have teamed them up with the Elzybells girls and This weeks simplyfairies sketch by My fabby Friend Sue, and the twist in the sketch is no chrissy cards, and since it's Sue's birthday today ***Happy Birthday Sue***, and her nickname is susie sunshine, I thought I would use these funky bright sunshine papers!!.....

I had a great time at Craftsulove on Saturday we made gift boxes and gift sets using the Scorpal, I shall show and tell tommorrow, The weather was jsut awful and the roads were being closed off, and whilst I navigated safely through the lakes that were appearing in the country lanes on the way homewith my Friend Shirley following behind in her car, we were driving at a safe speed, we hit the M25, and safely wadeour way through the rain storm, until we got to Orpington nearly home, when something awful happened to me, Shirley still behind I left her in the inside lane to as she were going off at Swanley and me I were going off at the next junction, I moved over to the middle lane, as it were stating on the flashers that the inside lane were closed, when an idiot in a red van came like a bat out of hell up the insdie lane flying right passed me, whilst i were cursing him like mad for the water spray he left in his mad trail, causing me vision to non exsistant, i noticed in his path a bumper from a large van sitting on the floor of his lane, I slowed as i thought oh no he's gonna hit it, well he did and where do you think it went when hit at such speed, yep right infront of me, well, my Little sister Suzanne must have been watching from above and gathered up her angel friends to make sure I didn't die that night, whilst i slowed down even more I still had to slam my brakes on and I skidded making sure that I steered into the skid rather than away as I had been taught, I hit the bumper, bang bang bang went the car, and I held my breath and prayed with all my heart that no one smashed into me, the bumper then shot off to the inside lane and a car which turned out to be Shirley's stopped just as it scuffed her car, she thought it were my bumper, well how I carried on driving after that only god knows and how I didn't hit anyone remains a miracle, I were shaking with fear,, I felt rather ill all night after that, but I got back into the car and had to go to Bluewater as it were me Dads birthday next day and had to get him extras, I am glad I did as I think if I would have left it , I would never have driven again thats for sure....

Anyway I am still here thanks to Suzanne and the angels, so I will get on and show you my card!! Hope you likes...

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Yorkshire puddings...

I wanted to share this with you, I want to make some yorkishire puds to go with me reoast beef today, I can't find me recipe book that i normally use so thought I would go on you tube, and Awwww look what I came across, How lovely is this.... Somebody's Nanny and she does it soooo well...
HERE is the link...

It's a you tube but i don't know how to link them on here, so any advise would be gratefully received...
ENJOY!!!

SCSC Challenge....


Sketch time this week at SCSC, and the fabulous Donna is the host this week, a true sketch is Donna check out her blog HERE wonderful happenings going on over there...

My photo is not a good one, will have to do some more but for now at least you can see what I have made, I used the new Sarah kay which can be purchased from Wendy at Secret Crafter... coloured in promarkers also from Wendy, The patterned paper is imaginiece I think I will double check this can be purchased from Craftsulove... The scallop cut using an SU border punch and the sentiment is a snag'em set I think....
Enjoy!!!

Friday, 12 December 2008

This weeks sketch and card at simplyfairies



Has been made by my super fabby friend Sue from Susies sunshine blog, whose birthday it is today!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!

well Sue has created a fabulous sketch for us all to enjoy, and a gorgeous card for inspiration,BUT there is a twist of course NO christmas cards BIRTHDAY only, I know I shall be doing this one time and again, I am at the mo doing creations for craftsulove which I can show you tommorrow so I can't get a card made for me today, so I shall leave you with Sues card and sketch...
Ps still got to show you Julias card from last sketch (sorry Julia), and promise to do that over the weekend... Don't forget to pop over to Sue's blog HERE for some more fabby designs to inspire you...

well enjoy!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Celebraa'ate Sketch time at Papertake weekly...




It's sketch time again, oh how I lurves sketch time, I am addicted I have to say, and our Gorgeous Dawny has done us proud again this week, go girl!!!

I have made two cards and the second one, I have altered slightly, sorry Dawny... It's only coz I cut the image down too short, a happy mistake, as I quite like it, mind you making cards at 2 in the morning, might have had a hand in it...lol

Anyways I have used Sheep celebrations 2 and a little birdie told me clear sets from Elzybells for the first card, the papers are from the Basic grey pad Eva, such yummy colours, the second card is using me fave Elzy girl, I have paper pieced her dress, both cards have been coloured with Distressed ink pads, the sentiment on the girl card is also Elzybells, The brads I have used is Basic grey too and these can be purchased from Craftsulove.... The gilrs at Papertake have made some stunners to inspire you with, don't forget to take a lookie!!!

P.s sorry no sketch from me this week, I still have a card from the lovely Julia to upload another fabby design Julia, Sketch will be back this coming Friday, and this time my Gorgeous friend Sue from Susie sunshines will be designing the sketch and a card to inspire you!!!

A little embossing..



Hello everyone, wow what a week, for me it's been a yukky one to say the least, I am feeling terror at the mo, and there is no sign it's shifting, but we have to struggle on no time to be poorly in this house!!! I thank all those who have left get well messages, it's really appreciated....

well todays card is for the Secret crafter challenge, I didn't manage to get it done intime, but it's done now and I hope you like, The theme this week was set by myself, so I hope you enjoy!!!! It's Embossing, wet or dry or both if you please....

Don't forget to take a look at secret crafters blog to see what the girls have done, they are gorgeous....


I used Basic grey papers from the 8x8 pads, the cordination cardstock has been used for the embossing, Cuttlebug embossing borders, and the gorgeous elzybells girl with pressie.... Coloured using Distressed ink pads...

Pop back later for some more elzybells creations, that i have made for papertake weekly

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

CCT Lilac Lilly.....



Over at Cute Card Thursday, the theme is Lilac...... I used Sally-Ann's little Lilly Downloads from Love to doodle.... The patterned papers are Making memories, mini messages from craftworkcards, image coloured with Promarkers....

Feeling a little off at the mo, the house is full off flu, I am caught up with a valentine article,card orders and DT cards am really itching to do some challenges..... I meant to show this card a few days back but forgot, which is just about right for me at the mo!!

Monday, 1 December 2008

Ready Steady Craft with papertake weekly...



and Toodles and Binks....


Ready Steady Craft! Recipe challenge!!

This weeks challenge is a recipe challenge (the title, for those outside the UK - we have a cookery show over here called ready steady cook!! And you all know how I like to give the challenges funny names!!!!! lol - sad eh?!!!) Anyway, back to the challenge!
This weeks challenge is to use the following on your card:

1 ribbon
2 rectangles and
3 small, round embellishments (zooms, eyelets, brads, buttons, gems etc!)

The challenge this week is sponsored by Toodles and Binks stamps which are available from Stamp Galaxy. There are 3, yes 3 prizes up for grabs this week, so if you'd like the chance to win, please make a card with the recipe...

Well my it's December already and too cold for comfort I must say.... I feel like going to bed now with me furry boot slippers stuck on me feet, with me leccy bed on full blast!!! I wish Christmas would come and go, getting fed up now, I ain't done an ounce of Crimbo shopping and am not looking forward to it at all...

Well todays card was made using a Stamp donated to us on the Design Team by Stamp Galaxy,and some Zoom embellishments, image coloured with Promarkers....

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Pollycraft Monday Challenge...



Over at Pollycrafts challenge blog, which I found via Susie sunshines blog they have a double challenge going on this week, A sketch and a DT call using free winter papers they are giving away, They are gorgeous, designs using equally gorgeous colours, right up my alley they are...

I have used the fabulous Honesty stamp from the winter elves collection, The sentiment is Amuse, and I also used a Cuttlebug christmas bauble embossing folder, and glittered it, I used colourcore cardstock which can be purchased from Craftsulove, and scuffed it over the embossing to give a fabby effect...

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Secret Crafter challenge #9



This week is sketch time at Secret crafter, and my fabulous Friend and DT mate, Sue at Susie Sunshine has done us proud again with a fabbdiozo sketch....
I have used The cupcake download from Love to doodle you can get it HERE, The papers I have used are making memories cheeky collection, the stars are a quickutz die..... Image coloured in promarkers from Secret crafter.....

Friday, 28 November 2008

Simplyfairies sketch#4




Hello my friends, isn't it freezy pops tonight, I have just finished watching I am celeb get me out of here, I think this years is the funniest yet!!! How sad am I , I love it !!! Can't make me mind up who I want to win, George, Joe or esther... Lol Now I thought Esther was soooo straight laced and sour faced, how wrong can one be.... lol eyeing up Brian Paddick in the nuddy...lol Go Esther!! lol How comical Is George and Joe... Ollie ollie ollie (beep!) in the trolley...lol well I will be pleased if either one won...

Anyways enough of that, onto this weeks sketch, a right easy peasy one again, can't cope with much more before crimbo... Me brain is in overdrive got to do valentine comission, Mmmmm....

I have used the gorgeously cute Lilly downloads from Love to doodle, I am in love with this ickle cutie... I have made another one for the CCT challenge but will show that one on Sunday... The papers for this one is one of my faves that i have used loads My minds eye, from The card studio, sentiment pebbles inc craftsulove. so is the gianormous brad,coloured in promarkers....
Enjoy, don't forget to show me what you have made.... And thanks loads for those who joined in last fridays sketch, real fabulos cards all of them, and well done Julia 20 comments come girlie surely, thats a must for a blog!!!

Elzybells Galore !!!

Well I have a few Elzybells bits to show you, Firstly my DT challenges, and I say challenegs as the elzybells challenges have slightly changed,instead of showing you all what next challnege will be, and then after showing what we as the design team make, we are going to show as the challenge is announced, the same as other challenge blogs, so first up is the sketch by the lovely and talented Michelle, Michelle is a girl after me own heart as her designs are clean and crisp similar to my own style you really must pop over to her blog,
The second is the current challenge of make a christmas ornament, well I decided after being inspired by Shary's christmas globe to do one of those, though the piccies ahave not come out that clever and when shaken it looks like dirt flying all over the show, albeit pink dirt!!!
For the card I have used the ultra cute penguin santa, and for the globe, the dinkie set with the girl and boy either side...

Also wanting to share my Elzybells girls article in complete cardmaking issue 14, the piccies once again are naff but was the best I can do...



Thursday, 27 November 2008

Sprinkle and Sparkle with Lili of the Valley....



This weeks challenge is

Sprinkle and Sparkle

We would like to see your creations decorated with loads of Glitter and Sparkly stuff

Its Guest DT Challenge time again this week so we hope we have lots of entries the winner will be picked by Random Number Generator next Thursday and will be our Guest Designer for 2 weeks, Good Luck everyone.

Lili of the Valley are running 2 special offers at the moment 3 stamps for £10 (what great value is that) and also free P&P within the UK, so if you havn't yet discovered what great products Lili of the Valley carry click on the link on the sidebar and have a look and take advantage of this great offer.

Don't forget.... you can use any stamp, or other crafting product, it doesn't have to be by Lili of the Valley, we just love to see different mediums used.

If you don't have a blog you can e-mail your cards to Jacqui (e-mail address on sidebar) and we will upload them to the blog for everyone to see.


Well here is my card,Using this weeks sketch, I love sparkle and bling don't you!!! The paper is from Funky Fairies forgot I had it, teamed up with Bazzill dots cardstock and a fabuklous Lili of the Valley Fairy isn't she just Cute.... The snowflake is mag freebie, image coloured with Promarkers....

Pop back later this Evening I have some Elzybells to show and the complete cardmaking issue 14 is now out, and splashed all over the front is my Elzybels cards....

Monday, 24 November 2008

Show and tell !!!

I would like to show you two gorgeous cards from Julia Antunes who sadly does not have a blog to show off her talent, and it's not for the want of trying to get Julia to make that step believe me...lol

The cards are using my sketches, 2 and 3, and Elzybells stamps if I am not mistaken. I know you will love them as much as I do..
Don't forget everyone can join in even those without blogs, you can showcase them on my blog....

Thanks Julia sooo much for taking part....

Sketch 3



Sketch 2

Hot and Cold!!!



I could not resist these Hot Salsa colours again in this cold weather, and my is it cold Brrrrrr!!! Mmmmm wished i were somewhere nice and hot..... Dream on Lady!!!

This week on papertake weekley it's Dawny p's sketch and another fab one too.... I have used the love to doodle cupcake download again,I love them can you tell, I sooo lurve food and cakes, espesh homemade scrummmy ones.... I coloured image with a mix of poloychromos (from secret crafter) and prisma's blended with sansador... and that Salsa paper again, the sentiment is a pebs inc rub on from craftsulove. I glittered with a glue pen and Glamour dust to finish...

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Love to Doodle with Sketch Saturday....



Fab Sketch again over at Sketch saturday, I really get inspired with every sketch they do, and what a help for a quick no nonsense card when you need one...

And oh how I love Sally Ann's doodle downloads, they are just right up my street clean and fresh designs to suit everyone.... Look out for her designs in one of my articles in simplycards and papercrafts, sooo cute, mmmmm the article i forgot to do this week, well it were for last weeks deadline, thanks Diane for being sooo patient with me.... and to my paper carrier who gives me a boot up the nackside when i need it, lol. You know who ya are girlie, thanks for the laughter it sure got me through..

Anyway back to the challenge, I used cupcake downloads from love to doodle, patterned paper is Junkitz salsa skinny stripe,Pinata Bazzil cardstock, Mini messages from craftworkcards (soooo handy and glad Sue and Richard now do them in black and white.. I coloured omage with Faber castell polychromos, from Secret crafter and sansador, then glittered with stickles. I just lurve this sketch , I can see me using this over and over again....

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Sorry seems to be the hardest word!!!!!


EDITED:To say last piccie shows you layers on image.


I love that song don't you, and the title is very apt for me this week... As I have had to say it three times.... Though I have to say when I am wrong I don't find it that tough to say.... lol

Well my First sorry has to be to my fellow DT's over at secret crafter blog, though I have now done my card and hope I have done the challenge proud albeit late which leads into my next sorry...

I had only forgot to ao my cards for a magazine article, I filed the breif away and forgot about it... can you believe that, I nearly had forty fits when Diane asked how are the cards coming along!!! Cards I thought I have done and sent them please god don't tell me they have gone astray!!!! Nope it were worse than that, I hadn't even done them, and I were snuggly settled into making some challenge cards..lol so hence I had o abandon my DT card....

My last sorry is being late with my sketch #3 am I glad that this sketch is the easiest of them all, and I have used it for secret crafters challenge of Decoupage...

I used a cute ickle dog tearing up the newspaper (which sooooo reminds me of my puppy Stamford though he don't quite look like a puppy now) From Elzybells as is the sentiment which is from the clear set of words ... I stamped and embossed it several times an two different patterned papers and decoupaged it with silicone glue... I popped the image using promarker pen Satin.. the paper used is a doublesided one from fancy pants that come in my cardmaker of the year stash, and my very new gorgeous pinking circle nestiblities, aint it fab.... The card is a 12 x 12 cm square.... hope ya likes.... p.s do pop back tommorrow, I have one from Julia who does not have a blog and I soooo wished she did, you would just lurve Julias creations, Julia did a gorgeous card very striking, Thanks Julia .....




Thursday, 20 November 2008

In Honour of Arthur!!!




Wow the response to Donaldas Great sketch on LOTV last week was fantastic thank you everyone who took part.

This week is FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS we would like to see you creations using at least one Animal Image, Cat, Dog, Bear, Reindeer, cows, hedgies etc The choice is wide and varied and we are looking forward to seeing your take on this theme.

Don't forget.... you can use any stamp, or other crafting product, it dosn't have to be by Lili of the Valley, we just love to see different mediums used.

Our prize this week is Lili of the Valley's Fantastic Baby Diecut and Matching papers pack ......

Well Four legged friends week, now how could I resist a cat design in honour of poor Arthurs return, Welcome home Arthur hope Olive isn't still mad with ya!!

The image I have used is Lili's Kitties Buttons, isn't he cute coloured with promarkers, (whats new)lolThe paper is an old Junkitz one, I just loved the colours on this one... The sentiment is from a clear set of Hero arts stamps..
I have used this weeks sketch for me card... Come and join in on me sketch...



Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Let it snow!!!



On Papertake weekly this weeks challenge is Snow! Anything snow related - snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes etc!
The design team have some gorgeous ideas to share, for your inspiration: don';t forget to check them out...

I am well late with this card, so apologise to my fellow DT's....

I used me seketch again for this one. And gorgeous paperfrom dream street papers wonderland sparkle from the card studio, and a fabulously cute winter elves called Relection,from Pollycrafts that norty Sue got me into!!! The snowflakes and sentiment are Lili of the valley, and reflection is coloured with promarkers...
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