Sunday, 28 February 2010

Mothers Day!

Two posts in one day?!! Well it has been freezing here and (although I did stand in a field for 2 hours this afternoon) it's been a day for staying inside!!

So I thought I'd complete a couple of challenges. The sketch is from Mo Manning's blog. I just love her digital stamps. The image I used is 'patience'.

I chose a Mothers Day card as it's only 2 weeks away and I'm working next weekend (ya boo sucks!) Being a mothers day card also means it fits in with this weeks Allsorts challenge!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening and thanks for stopping by!


Mojo Monday

This is my entry for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. You can see this weeks challenge was to make a square or round card, well, I dont have any round cards so square it is!!
Also, if your in the UK Im pretty sure you wont have failed to notice that his Royal Highness himself, Mr Tim Holtz was on QVC earlier this week!!

So much inspired by his royal grungeyness I made this card. The papers are scraps but the one with the trees on is from Crafty Individuals. The stamps are Basic Grey (green background), Crafty Individuals (scripts stamps) and Paperartsy. I also routed out my perfect pearls - not sure if you can see it- but it is on the green papers just to give a bit of ooomphh
Have a fab Sunday! :o)

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Lots to Do challenge!

This weeks theme over at Lots to Do is canvas!! This was a small box canvas that I used a mask of a bird of paradise and sprayed glilmmer mist over. I inked the blanked canvas with a brown distress ink first to give it a sorta grungy look. I then embossed gold powder round the edges. What you cant see is taht around the sides of the canvas i stamped some floral images.

The flowers are velum and the ivy I've had for ages! I brought a 2 metre length of it about 4 years ago withthe idea of putting it in my kitchen - till I realised it would just end up a dust collector LOL

Have a fab Saturday!


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Winter Wonderland!

This weeks WW (thats Winter Wonderland, not Weight Watchers LOL) challenge is a sketch challenge. The image is a fabulous Mo Manning digital image and the papers are Stampin' Up! A larger card than my normal efforts but hey, I like to live dangerously!!!

And, did you know that there are only 10 months left to christmas day exactly today! I havent worked it out, it was on the radio this morning - scarry!!!

Have a fabulous Thursday evening


Saturday, 20 February 2010


Stacey killed Archie!!! Did you guess correctly? My money was on either Peggy or Ryan. And poor Bradley!!!!

Well I didnt watch the episode 'live' cos I was rockin' out at the Nottingham Arena with the fabulous 30 Seconds to Mars.

Anyhow, on to todays make. I made this for my friend Alison. It's made using an old (obviously LOL!) toilet roll. I did take a pic of the tag too before I sent it off but cant find it!!! The papers are (I think) Anna Griffin papers that I saved for best so I've had them about 4 years!! I simply covered the squashed toilet roll with it.

The butterfly is quite special too. It's the last butterfly that that particular punch ever cut 'cos then it simply broke!!! Aaarrrgghh!! I purchased it from Create and Craft about 5 years ago so I suppose its had a good innings!

Anyhow, have a fabulous Saturday


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Mojo Monday

This is this weeks layout for Mojo Monday.
As you can see, I have used NO, NONE, NADA stamped images - aarrghh!!!! I tell you, that was hard. I decided to use my Joanna Sheen Heavenly cards cd (which I have used a grand total of........once LOL) The backing paper is (top) Stampin up Bella Bleu, the bottom is HOTP Vintage Sarapapers.
As you can see, vellum makes an apperance too. Mainly
'cause it has musical notes on it, and the couple are
dancing so I thought it was a good tie in!!
Enjoy whats left of your Wednesday!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Anyone for Anya?

This weeks theme over at Anyone for Anya? is Flower Power. I used an image from the Hope and Grace set as she reminds me of a right little hippie - hippie, flower power - geddit?! The backing paper is pink flamingo from Stampin Up. I made the flowers using circle punches - that came to me about midnight last night when I was in bed. Does that ever happen to you? Then I spend half the night thinking about it to make sure I dont forget it! LOL
And can you see the velum? How long is it since I used any of that!!! yup, a drawer full and nowhere to go, so I thought I'd give some a chance - plus it has butterflies on so I thought it would go with the floral theme.
Anyhoo, enjoy the rest of your Tuesday :o)

One world one heart winners

Just a quick post to let you know my One world One Heart giveaway winners!!! They were chosen using a random number generator and are comment number 73: Alice who said "How beautiful! What a lovely giveaway. I'm having so much fun traveling the 'Magic Carpet Ride'. If you can, pop on over to #395 that's me!"


Number 174: Cathy who said" So happy to join in on your wonderful giveaway and say hello!With love from Tennessee, U.S.A. #1035"

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and left me a comment over the past few weeks


Monday, 15 February 2010

Winter Wonderland

This weeks theme over at Winter Wonderland is a colour challenge. you have to use satsuma, gold and chocolate!!
How difficult!! Well out of my comfort zone with thoses colours.
Here is my card, the stamp is a QVC one that I purchased way back when. I cut a section o fit out and mat and layered it using my nesties (I love them!)
The brads are actually gold too, but they've come out a bronze colour for some reason!!
Have a fab Monday night! :o)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Art Raffle

This is my make for this months Art Raffle. If you dont know what it is, you just have to send in a make on that months theme. There is one winner who is chosen and they recieve all the artwork. There are some fabulous pieces sent in and it a great way to get inspiration.

This months theme is 'Valentine' BUT, not pink or red!! I made a love dangly but with a darker twist lol

So, if you fancy expanding your creativity, get joining!

Have a fabulous day.


Allsorts challenge

This weeks theme at Allsorts is 3, 2, 1
(not that kind of 3, 2, 1!!) Mine is 3 circles, 2 sentiments and 1 stamped image.

The image is an Elusive Images stamp that I coloured with distress inks and Sakura pens.
Thanks for looking :o)

Midnight madness!

This is this weeks sketch for the Midnight Madness challenge.

The boarder is a stampin' up roller that I havent used in an AGE!! The image is a gorjuss girl image that I received as an RAK. She is coloured with colouring pencils that I blended using the copics colourless blended to remove the lines (IYKWIM?)

The card is again all from my scrap drawer. Why green? 'cause Im bored of pink!!

Have a fabulous Saturday!


Friday, 12 February 2010

Mojo Monday!

This weeks Mojo Monday sketch was quite difficult (well I thought so!) I had to draw round a lid to get the half circle bit!!

The fairy is another digi stamp from the greetings farm. Why purple? again, thats thanks to the scrap drawer!! I suppose it gets me away from browns and creams LOL

Have a fabulous Friday!!


Thursday, 11 February 2010


the flower I showed you last month?

Well, here is the entire project!!! I couldnt show it you sooner because it was for my friend Ang's birthday. Now I know that she has it safe in her clutches I can reveal what it was.

A clock!!! I made it from a large jigsaw piece that my friend Nicky sent me. The clock workings were from an old alarm clock.

Have a fabulous Thursday!!


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Winter Wonderland

This is the sketch for Winter Wonderland this week!
The image is from a Joanna Sheen CD Enchanted Christmas. It's AGES since I used any of my CD's so thought I would get them out and give my stamps a rest.
The theme for this week is baby's first christmas but, seeing as I have no baby type stuff, this is what I came up with. Maybe it would appeal to Victorian babies LOL

Have a fab middle of the week!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Mojo Monday!!

Last minute again for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge!!!
Just a quick card made using scraps. Another pink card, not sure why. Just seem to have alot of pink in my scrap drawer!
Enjoy the whats left of your Sunday!
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Happy Birthday Hilda!

Today is my friend Hilda's birthday so I can now safely show you what I made her!!

It's made from beer mats covered with Tim Holtz papers. You can see my soldering iron made an appearance too!
Have a fab rest of Saturday!

One stop craft challenge!

This card is for the one stop craft challenge which this week is to use the colours apple green, chocolate and clotted cream
The image is a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm and the sketch is from the greeting farm farm fresh friday challenge!

It's not easy being this sexy

Ah, the story of my life - I WISH! LOL
If your looking for more than hearts and flowers this valentines day then pop over to Sassy Studios where you can pick up some fabulous digi stamps!
I'll be back later with another post (although seeing as the weather is pants it might be more than one LOL)
Enjoy your Saturday

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Winter Wonderland

Just a quickie this evening for this weeks challenge. The theme at Winter Wonderland is Candy Cane red and white so here is my offering!
They are also having a blog hop with loads of giveaways so 'hop' on over!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Anyone for Anya!

Or Edward in this case!
The 100% Boy sentiment is from a Cosmo Cricket QVC kit (try saying that fast lol) that I've been saving for best - same old story!!!
Have a great Monday.
Scraps rule!