Wednesday 30 December 2009

A B C Christmas Blog Hop Winner

Hi I'm back with the winner ...thank you all for your lovely comments about my card... and I'm very pleased to announce that the winner of my Blog Hop Candy is.......

Clare Brown

Congratulations Clare...can you email me your details and I'll get a little packet of Christmas themed goodies sent to you.

Hugs to all

A B C Christmas Challenge - A for Angels

Hi guys...firstly I have to say a BIG thank you to all that took part in our Christmas Blog Hop to launch our new A B C Christmas Challenge. It is now closed and the winner will be announced later. I will also be choosing the winner of my Candy a little later.
Now on with our very first Challenge

A For Angels
with an optional extra of a Charm.

We are really lucky and have already got a sponsor for our first challenge to get us off to a great start. The LOVELY Sue from is offering to Our 1st prize winner a £10 voucher & free delivery for either of her shops - Charm Supplies or Occasions Emporium! (Thanks Sue this is fantastic and most kind!)
I made my card for my Little Angel, my great niece Chloe. As its her first Christmas it had to be special...I know that this Darling Tilda isnt an angel but she should be with the fabulous bow behind her and I made her as sparkly as I could and added an little angel charm...

Now I hope you will join us in our very first challenge and do go and check out the other DT creations...truly gorgeous!!!
I'll be back later with the Candy winner...

Thursday 24 December 2009

A B C Christmas Challenge Blog Hop

Now Closed...Winner to be announced later
Hi Guys...this is sooo is our Christmas Eve
A B C Christmas Challenge Blog Hop...and is open for a week... so please join in the fun and the chance of winning some fab goodies!!!

Ok all you have to do is to solve a puzzle... to do this you have to visit each member of the DT blogs to collect the missing letters...I am number two on the list..

Just to remind you of the Puzzle....

_A_ _A'_ _O_IN_

and the letter you need from me is:
'N' for

and a little clue is....we are all expecting a visit later!!!!

To be in with a chance of winning you must post about our new challenge blog and blog hop on your blog with a link.. Visit all the DT blogs and collect the missing 7 letters and leave a comment (we all have candy to win too)...Once you have solved the puzzle email the completed words at the email address on the main blog. The Blog Hop will close midnight 29th December and the winners will be posted on the main blog.

Good luck!! now dont forget to leave a comment when you visit as I have a little bag of candy up for grabs too and I will be choosing a winner after the Blog Hop.

So Happy now need to visit
Lorraine for the next letter...oh.. and dont forget to come back and join in Our First A B C Christmas Challenge

on 30th December.


Wednesday 23 December 2009

Just to Say....

Hi...I just want to thank you for visiting my blog for the past few months and leaving such kind and supportive comments which are totally appreciated. I never thought when I started my blog that I would have the opportunity to 'meet' so many nice people who share my love of crafting..its a big crafting world out there!!! love hopping around seeing all your fabulous creations which are so inspiring...I would also like to thank Bec and Cheryl over at Creatalicious for the opportunity to join their design team also the guys over at A B C Challenges for inviting me to join them too...and I'm looking forward to being a part of the Stampin' for the Weekend Team in the new year..thank you all so much...
A Very Merry Christmas to you all...

Big Hugs

A B C Challenge - K for Kissing - DT Card.

Hi guys..well what a weeks its been and it's not over yet!! we still have that little fat fella in the red suit to call tomorrow night with all our new crafty's hoping anyway...I have been good Santa..well
Now back to the job in is my card for this weeks A B C Challenge which is K for Kissing..very apt I think... what with all this mistletoe made this for DB (Dearly Beloved)..its ok..I've given it to him already so no surprise spoilt...I just love these little mices and the DP is MME..and as I couldnt really do ribbons or flowers..I added some Craftworks Candy which DB said looks like Smarties...yes I guess they do!!! lol...

I hope you find the time over the holidays to join us for this challenge and also for our Blog Hop tomorrow to launch our 'Baby Sister' Challenge Blog - A B C Christmas.... we'll be having some super prizes and each of the Design Team will have some candy up for grabs too!! so please come and have some fun!!!

Sunday 20 December 2009

Ooooo...Look...Exciting News.....

As you know..I'm on the Design Team For A.B.C. Challenge and we now have a new baby sister blog:

The ABC Christmas Challenge
We thought that after running ourselves ragged trying to get everything made for Christmas perhaps we should be more organised and not leave everything to the last minute next year and have a brand new Challenge Blog ABC Christmas Challenge!

The challenges will run fortnightly in between our regular ABC Challenges on this blog...working through the alphabet helping you to get ahead with preparations for next Christmas. There will be plenty of inspiration from our regular ABC design team, plus lots of guests...and prizes too!

To celebrate the launch of the new ABC Christmas Challenge blog, there will be a blog hop on Christmas Eve...with lots of fab prizes on offer!

So, make sure you set aside some time on Christmas Eve to join us and help us to spread the word.

In the mean time...why not pay the ABC Christmas Challenge blog a visit to find out what it's all about.

Friday 18 December 2009

Just to Say Hi!!!...and some exciting news........

Hi feels like ages since I last posted...whats with this weather we are having???...its been forecasted all week and when it arrives we still cant cope with it!!..mind you its a week early...this is what I woke up to this morning.... doesnt look much in the pic but we had at least 6ins overnight...anyway its the perfect excuse to stay put and talking of crafting....I am thrilled to say that..I have been asked to join the Design Team over at Stampin' for the and the other 4 new 'Teamies' make our debut in the New Year and I cant wait to join them...and I have to say a big thank to Kimmi and the team for choosing me...And...they have a fab last Challenge of the year...A Calenders for please pop over and check out the DT's totally fab creations... so fact they inspired me to do this....

I'm going to give it to my dear old mum for Christmas as a little something...its ok..I havent spoiled the surprise..shes 84 and doesnt know what a laptop is let alone a blog!!! Bless her...
Ok..well I hope you all have a great weekend..last minute Christmas shopping no me!!!..mind you I'm not sure I'll be able to get the car out of the drive in the morning what with this snow...any
bye for now...

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Creatalicious Challenge - Something Old Something New Something Torn & Something Blue DT Card

Hi Guys...This is my DT card for this months Creatalicious Challenge..Something Old, Something New, Something Torn and Something Blue...well my Old is the DP as its a scrap and I've had it so long I dont know who makes it..the New is the image...Magnolia 2009 Winter Collection Tilda..that arrived on my mat on Saturday..(have to say a little disappointed with this collection as its a strange combination for Winter!!!) the cotton sparkley lace is new too...I've torn the edges of the cardstock and DP..and Blue is the organza ribbon I used for the bow...Do join us this month..its a great Challenge and we would love to see your creations...Hope you are all well and getting excited for Christmas!!!!

Monday 14 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 28 - Blue & Brown

Hi Guys..hope you all had a great weekend..and not too frazzled with the Christmas shopping!!!...This is my entry for SFTW its a colour challenge and they want to see your creations in blue and brown..I love this combo..and decided that I would make a christmas easel card..(again)..using the cutest Tilda.

...The DP's are Basic Grey and K & Co..(I think) and I used some lovely gold lace that I found in Hobbycraft last week.. added a cream organza bow...and punched pearlised go and check out the DT creations... really fab!!...ok I'm off as I still have family Christmas cards to make..!!!catch you later...

Friday 11 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Top 3 !!!!

Hi guys...just to say that I made the Top 3 again this week..with the card below......Thank you Stampin' Team for choosing my card again!!!..I'm so means so much...

Thursday 10 December 2009

One Easel Card - Two Challenges

Hi again...its not often that I combine cards to more than one challange..but today after I had finished making family christmas cards...I had a bit of a hop around and found that these two challenges would suit a card I had just made...Stampin for the Weekend..Red, Green & Gold and Charisma Cardz - Red green with White or here it is..

I made an easel card again ...and yes another Darling Tilda...and yes more Magnolia DP' sentiment.. a bit of organza ribbon to finish...and a die cut flower. Do pop over and check out the DT's truly fab creations....
Hope you're all well...

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #8 - Sketch

Hi Guys...I found another challenge that I didnt know was out there...Totally Gorjuss...Now as you know I love the Gorjuss Girls almost as much as I love this challenge is just up my street!!! week its a sketch and we all like those dont we....? and this one is lovely and simple which shows off my Gorjuss One to a tee...So why not check out the fab DT creations and join in the fun dont have to have a Gorjuss One to play.(.you can use any girly image) ...but if you get a double entry in the draw!!!
Here's my entry...

I chose a Peach and Chocolate combination... I coloured her with polychromos and just added some chocolate organza ribbon and a simple silk flower...
Catch up with you all later...happy crafting..

Wednesday 9 December 2009

A.B.C. Challenge - J for Jigsaw....DT Card

Hi Guys...well its time again for a another challenge over at A B C .Now its J for jigsaw this week and we would like to see some sort of 'Jigsaw' element on your creations. I used a jigsaw punch and my 'leftovers' of Basic Grey Wisteria DP's and cut jigsaw pieces and placed them around the bazzill cardstock. I think its a great way of using up bits and pieces and shall use the idea as for the image... this week 's challenge is being sponsored by the lovely Lacey at Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps and the DT were very lucky to receive a stamp from their very new releases which will be available from Friday 11th December and they are also celebrating with a fantastic Blog Hop so why not pop over and join in the fun then... I just love mine..its called Puppy Love...isn't it the was a dream to colour....and I finshed with a lovely coffee organza bow and a punched come and join us this week...there two gorgeous stamps to win!!! will be great to see your creations...



Tuesday 8 December 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Dreaming of Summertime

Hi All...this is my entry for this week Charisma Cardz Challenge... well it's a very dreary day here and I thought this was just the challange to put some colour into the day. I used Basic Grey Lemonade DP's and I been at the peg stamps again and stamped the edges of the Christmas wish list has grown overnight!! I've added these stamps to it..I have lots of ideas and no stamps to use!!! DB (Dearly Beloved) is going to have to give his paypal account a bashing!! go and check out the DT creations..truly lovely..and I'll probaly be back late with another a dreary day is a good day for



Monday 7 December 2009

Allsorts Challenge #30 - Purple

Hi Guys..well I'm back today with a challenge card..this one is for Allsorts I might have missed the point somewhere as all the great DT cards have a Christmas theme..(do go and check them out) but I'm going to enter it anyway..(mental note to take more notice!! The DP's are Basic Grey Wisteria and I had a little play with a set of Tapestry stamps and I have just realised writing this are also called Wisteria!!! I just didn't make the connection while I was doing it..and..again it had to be a Tilda!!!...
Hope you are all well and thank you for your lovely comments...

Sunday 6 December 2009

More cards to share.....

...and not a christmas one in sight!!! first one of Darling Tilda I used Basic Grey DP's..I thought it went well with the 'Something Yummy for your Tummy' Magnolia stamps...I've had these a while and havent really used them...which isnt like me at all!!!

For the next two I used Christmas Tilda stamps..but I think they would do for any occasion...

..and the last one...

I bought this stamp with the view to use it around Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night..but I just got back from hols around that time and didnt have time to use her..I used glossy accents on the toffee apple..I think she's so sweet....
anyway...I have some DT creations to get on with no more playing..must crack on...
Big hugs to all

Saturday 5 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend..Top 3...

Just a quick post..I'm sitting here..doing a bit of blog hopping while DB is watching Match of the Day...(yawn)..I have just found out that I'm one of the top three for last weeks Stampin' for the Weekend Colour Challenge - Lilac & Silver...I'm so thrilled... thank you so much...

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Just to share.....

Hi guys..I been knocking out christmas cards like there's no I have decided today enough is enough and no more red card!!!! ..well.ok..I do have a couple of family ones to do...but that is it!!! thought I'd share a couple wth you today....
...Just love this image..wished I found them sooner...

... a cute Forever Friends Bear..he was a freebie on a mag...

...a sweet little Manga Girl....

...of course a Darling Tilda... for the Boys...

...last one...

Now I'm off to have a big tidy of stash and desk.. then I want to try and do some challenges..there are some super ones out there... and I also have a couple of DT things to do too..
Hope you are all well and not too stressed what with christmas fast approaching...where did the year go to...????!!! and I must thank you all for your lovely really makes my day..they are so appreciated..thanks guy's..

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend Colour Challenge - Lilac & Silver and DT Call

Hi..This is my entry for this weeks Stampin' for the Weekend Colour Challenge - Lilac & Silver with an added extra to make a gift card or Tag...Do go and check out the DT creations..they are truly inspiring!!... I have used a Christmas Tilda but I think she would suit any occasion and of course as I'm hooked on easel had to be another..DP is from Craft Creations...I would also like to be considered for the design team call too...this is definitly my style as you can see from my other creations !!!

Look who came to visit......

...Darling Great Niece...she came with her big brother Connor..but he wasn't interested in having his pic taken...the little you think we could get her to smile???....


Still no...

Defiantly not....

And then big brother came to help....

Yes!!! Gotcha!!!!!
I'll be back later..I have actually made a challenge card!!! lol..

Wednesday 25 November 2009

A.B.C. Challenge - I for Indigo Blue.....DT Card

Hi guys...this is my DT card for this weeks A.B.C. Challenge...I for Indigo Blue..I chose a cute manga boy for this and the DP's are by DoodleBug. I hope you will all join us this time...there is a super prize up for grabs... I look forward to seeing your creations...Do check out my other Teamies truly inspiring designs...
bye for now...

My First Easel Card - For Annmaree............

Hi All..this is my first attempt at an easel card and I dont think I'll make another 'normal' card just love this idea...

Now this card is for the lovely Annmaree, whose birthday it is today!!..well it might have been yesterday now as she lives in is one of my lovely followers and she always leaves such kind comments on my blog..and she makes some lovely cards too!!

So...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...hun..hope you had a lovely day...please contact me by email with your'll find it in my I want to send this to you...
The image is a retired Penny Black..they are just too cute !!!!
Pic of the side view:

And the cute image

Hugs to all

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Charisma Cardz - Challenge #46 - Sketch

Hi all..hope you're all well and not too damp!!..this is my entry for Charisma Cardz..they have a super sketch this time and as you know there is nothing like a sketch to get the old mojo working!!..I have used the lovely Tilda again... she is such a cutie and try as I might not to use her on all my cards..I just cant help it!!! used the fab Magnolia papers again too!!
I'll be back later with some cards to share...

Friday 20 November 2009

Colour Create Challenge - Green Red & White

Hi Guys..this is my entry for this weeks Colour Create Challenge - Green Red & White...I used yet another Christmas Tilda..and the fab Magnolia papers I got yesterday... The Flowers are from Craftworks and I punched a pretty snowflake for the middle. Do go and check out the DT cards..truly lovely as usual..

Thursday 19 November 2009

Another Tilda to share....

Hi All....The Magnolia papers I ordered arrived this morning...and I just had to make a card...I used another image I got from eBay..this one, as I'm sure you all know as they are so popular at the moment, is Christmas morning Tilda...I coloured her with polychromos.....added a little glitter and punched a flower from co ordinating paper and added a little punched snowflake center..and of course I just have to add my favorite card candy from Craftworks. These magnolia papers are so breaks my heart to cut them!!! lol
Hope you're all well and busy crafting away for christmas!! lol...thank you all for your kind comments this week, as always, they are truly appreciated...
Bigs hugs..

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Allsorts Challenge - Make something for a child

Hi..This is my entry for this weeks Allsorts Challenge..Make Something for a Child..I got some Christmas Tilda images in the post today..I got them from was a bit hit and miss as to what kind of card they would be on..but I'm very pleased to say they are very good and I bought some more...( going to have to stop this spending lark !!!)..I couldnt wait to colour this little cutie up and although I used Kaisers christmas papers again..I think she will be great for birthday cards as well... I do have prima flowers in stash..but I do like using punched flowers in co ordinateing papers....anyway..the DT over at Allsorts have made some great go and have a look...

A few more...

Hi all...just share a couple of cards...I made today...I've had the DP for this one for a while now and dont know who makes it!!! the sentiment is by of their little duo stamp kit thingys..added those gorgeous die cut flowers from Craftwork...wished they did them in everycolour!!! lol...

Next one...

Now this one..was a bit trickier...I actually made the backing paper..I use a distressed pad..Milled Lavender I think..rubbed it over some white card..then I used a snowflake stamp and stamped all over using Versamark watermark ink and then embossed with clear sparkle..then I stamped again using white ink and embossed that with clear sparkle again...then rubbed a bit more distressed ink over again!!..phew!!! the sentiment is a Papermania little duo set again..which I stamped in aubergine coloured fact I based the card around this. The snowflake in a Cuttlebug die and added lots of twinkles..(gems) think it turned out quite well..especially as I dont usually mess about with inks and powders..I'm surprised it didnt end up in the bin..!! or maybe it should!! what do you think?..
PS.. sorry about the pic..the light wasnt good today thanks to the weather!!!
PPS...I didnt get the job!!!

Monday 16 November 2009

Just to share....

Hi again all...I have a few cards to share today. I now have time on my hands..on Friday...after a lot of thought I gave up my job...its a silly thing to do just before Christmas and the recession etc.,..but I just wasn't happy there... the job description was not the job I was doing... my experience and abilities were being questioned and compromised to the extent that I was dreading going to work and lost sleep worrying about it the end ..enough was enough and I left. Now I might have extra time on my hands to craft..yay!!!!..but no extra dosh for!! but I cant have it all ways...back to the cards..

I just love these DP's they are by Kaisercraft...I think the colours are just great for Christmas and wish I bought more.:-( I also cut a tree from Bazzil bling as Tilda needed company and I couldn't think of anything else!!! lol...

I just love the new Christmas Magnolia Stamps...I managed to get this one and wanted a couple more but most shops are sold out and are waiting for the next batch at the end of November which doesn't give me a lot of time to make cards...I used Basic Grey DP's for this one and I cheated with some gorgeous die cut flowers from just don't get enough of them in the pack!!! lol...I'll have to invest in a pointy flower punch..Oh opps I more dosh for for the Christmas wish list me thinks....
last one...

I just had to use this cute little PB hedgey again..I sure he has a name but I don't know what it is.. I just love him as he is a joy to colour and looks nice and snug in his scarf...the DP's are MME Colourful Christmas. I keep thinking he looks a bit plain...but as they say..less is more...I'll have to remember that when I run out of cash!!! lol...but on the bright side..I do have an interview tomorrow so as one door shuts..lets hope the next one doesn't slam in my face!!! lol...

Just Magnolia Challenge - Sketch by Mina

Hi Guys...this is my entry for this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge..with a great sketch by Mina...I do love a sketch and I havent taken part in a challenge for ages and this darling Tilda arrvired last friday and I just had to have a go. The magnolia papers arrived with her and I'm just loving these..and have ordered go and check out the DT cards...they are just awesome as usual..