Sunday 30 November 2008


Sorry not around much the boys have been ill - yet again and i have hurt my back floorwalking with the youngest and bending over a toddler bed with the other hope to be back commenting and blogging soon x

Thursday 27 November 2008

An Award

Gosh I have received this award from 3 different people, Ali, Michele and Paula. I am so late passing it on, that I fear most people have already received it so I would like to pass it on to all followers of my blog - hugs xxx

ABC S is for Snow

I am so sorry I have not been around lately, both boys have been ill, then Henry cut 4 teeth in a week and I have been floorwalking every night with him and not crafted in ages. I hope to get some cards done this week, fingers crossed but I can't promise. Sorry I have not visited anyones blogs I have not had chance at all.
This little image is one of the Sugar Nellie Elizabeth Bell's that my sister brought me for my birthday. He has been coloured in using promarkers (as they are quicker than watercolouring as I have very limited time) and details have been picked out using gloss marker and glitter glue. The snwflakes have been cut using my cuttlebug and the sequins have been added from Cartwrights. The backing papers are dovecraft and the white circle has been put from the cuttlebug using the snowflakes folder. I hope you like my poor attempt at a DT card this week.
image - sugar nellie - decorating the tree
papers - dovecraft blue winter
cuttlebug - snowflake die cut and snowflake embossing folder
sequins - cartwrights

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered but the random generator ie Edward choose Amanda to receive the Candy. Not to be out done Henry choose Charlie to receive some stamped images. Could you both please email me your addresses and I will get the prizes out to you next week.

Thursday 20 November 2008

Blog Candy - Yes mine!

Hello everyone. It is my birthday on the 18th November and to celebrate this and that I have nearly reached 5,000 hits I have put together the following blog candy.

It contains -

  • 35 6x6 sheets of paper

  • 14 4.5x6.5 sheets of paper

  • 10 prima flowers

  • 4 sheets of peel offs

  • 3 silver leather flowers

  • 12 lengths of ribbon

  • 3 lengths of lace

  • 4 packs of 4 Christmas Toppers

  • and a handful of gems, and a bundle of images not shown.

To be in a chance of winning please leave your name in the comments section and if you would like to add my blog to your list of favourites or follow this blog, then I would be honoured. Please can you also mention this post on your blog. Anyone whom enters the ABC Challenge on the 19th November will also go in the draw twice.

This post will stay on top until my eldest son picks a winner a week after my birthday, good luck everyone x

Wednesday 19 November 2008

ABC R is for Ribbon

I will be honest this is not one of my better cards but after nights of floor walking while Henry cut 4 top teeth have taken its toll. The image is a WOJ given to me by Ellie, and I have watercoloured her in as per usual. I have crossed two ribbons, a thick pink and a think white to create half a frame for the image. The papers are from the Basic Grey Eva pack which I had yesterday for my birthday. I have cut the circles using my friskars and have distressed all the papers used using my papermania earth tones pad.
I hope you like. Please bare with me on my blog hopping as I have very limited time at the moment to craft and I am unable to get round to all my followers and people who leave comments on a daily basis. I am hoping to be able to set a side a few hours this weekend and plan to do alot of back tracking, so look out for posts on old cards as i try and catch up.
image - WOJ Melinda with Umberella
papers - Basic Grey - Eva
ribbons - stash
gems - stash

Birthday thanks

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the following

Cathy - for a gorgeous card and a beautiful pressie
Lynsey - also for a fantastic card and pressies
Jane - for a wonderful card, images and stamp
Nessy - for a beautiful card

and everyone else who has left messages.

I had a lovely day at the German Xmas Market in Birmingham. I had lots of craft stuff off the boys and my wonderful husband. I have also got some twinkling H2O's to try out. My sister brought me a load of sugar nellie stamps and the boys some of the pink magnolias, just need to get them inked up tonight hopefully when the boys are asleep. Henry has cut 4 top front teeth so hopefully I will be able to craft again, apart from my ABC DT Card I have done nothing in over a week which is so unlike me.

hope everyone is well x

Friday 14 November 2008

Could you help?

One of Ed and Henry's best friends Ellie is due to go into hospital to have her tonsils out. Her Mummy Cathy (one of my best friends) is asking if people would make her a get well card. If you can help details are on her blog.

Thursday 13 November 2008

Friday Sketchers and Spoonful of sugar - card for a child.

I combined the two challenges as I had started this card last friday and had not had chance to finish it and when I saw that Spoonful of Sugar was for a child it was perfect. I have flipped the sketch because I cut the paper out the wrong way and now I have just realised that the balloons are upside down - will correct! (so please pretend you have not noticed).
image - penny black care of Cathy
papers - basic grey - cupcake
ribbon - stash
cake stamp - clutterbug

Cute Card Thursday - Green and Red

This wonderful image was given to me by my friend Jayne. It is one of this years Penny Black Christmas stamps and I think he is lovely. He has been coloured in using watercolours and I have then distressed the edge using my new papermania earyt tone ink pad. I have also used this on all the papers too. The papers are from a new company called papercellar and I am very impressed with them. The snowflakes were cut using my clutterbug and the holly leaves and the sentiment are left overs from last years christmas stash - I hope you like.
image - penny black
papers - papercellar
snowflakes - clutterbug
sentiment and hollyleaves - stash

ABC - Q is for Quick Card

The theme on ABC this week is Q is for Quick Card. Once you have coloured your image you have 20 minutes to mount up your card. This is my design team piece. It was done using Basic Grey papers, one used as a backing paper and with the other sheet I cut our 2 circles using my friskars and glued them to opposite corners and then cut of the overhang. The corner swirls werre done using my clutterbug and added to opposite corners. I then added 3 prima flowers and glued 3 gold beads to the centre. I hope you like my quick card.
image - sarah kay
papers - basic grey
clutterbug - antique corners
flowers - prima
beads - stash

Sunday 9 November 2008

Great Ormand Street Card Appeal

Kate is collecting cards for the children to send to either their parents, carer or a member of the nusing staff. If you are interested in helping out, please leave a message on her thread.
hugs x

An Award from Paula

Thank you to everyone who has entered my blog candy so far, I am sorry that I have not had chance to visit all your blogs, I promise I will do before the candy closes. I have not managed to craft in nearly a week eek, both the boys have been ill yet again with a sickness bug and teething and then my husband got the sickness bug from them this weekend while i have been suffering with a cold thing all week. It feels like I have 2 golfballs in the back of my neck and it hurts to bend my neck and swallow. It only easies slightly with either warm or very cold drinks and strepsil. Enough of my problems again -
I have received this wonderful award from Paula (thank you hun).

The rules are -

Anyway, the rules for passing on this award are as follow's;
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.5

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

So here goes Crafty Clare has already received but I would have liked to nominate her, my friend and co DT on abc Alison, Heidi whose blog I adore and visit daily whom has already recived this as well, Kimmie whose cards are fantastic and I sit in awe at, and finally Bev whose cards never fail to amaze me.

Wednesday 5 November 2008

ABC - P is for Pink

Wow I don't post all week and then put a lot up at once, this is because, yes you have guessed it the boys are teething. Both have been grumpy and niggly and so I have not been able to craft at all. This is my P is for Pink ABC Card. It was made for a friend for a wedding she was attending and the bride's colours was pink. The image was sent to me by either Marcea or Lynsey I am sorry I can't remember whom now. It has been watercoloured using pencils and a waterbrush. I hope that you like it.
image - forever friends
papers - K and Co
Flowers - Prima
Gems - Stash
Ribbon - Stash

Dutch Dare - black, purple and pink

This is my gothic halloween style Tilda. It is the first time that I have entered this challenge and as Cathy is now on the DT I thought that I may give it a go. The theme was black, purple and pink. I have coloured Tilda in pinks and mounted her on a black circle which was put through the clutterbug on the birds and swirls folder. The edges in black were also done on the machine. The papers are basic grey. I hope you like.
image - Tilda rak of Jane
papers - basic grey euphoria paper pad
clutterbug - birds and swirls, vintage corners

Spoonful of Sugar - Sketch

I am not sure that this card has really worked. This is why I am only showing a small version of it. Let me know what you think and I may enter it. I think that the image is too big for the sketch.

Saturday 1 November 2008

Friday Sketchers

I am so proud of this card. I spent all last night on it to get it perfect as the prize this week is lace and wonderful accessories which are absolutely gorgeous. The image is WOJ Melinda, which was a RAK of Jane (I really need to buy these the more I use them the more I adore them). I have watercoloured her invery slowly a layer of colour at a time to ensure the colours did not bleed. I have used glitter glue on her wings instead of colour to give an angel like effect to them. I have mounted her up using decoupage pads onto an oval I have cut out using my friskars. I have then put the oval through my clutterbug using the birds and swirls folder. I have then used lavender waterpaint to distress the outside of it to blend with the papers. The papers are Basic Grey, which have been fauxed stitched to blend them. The flowers are prima and match the papers perectly.

I am so chuffed with this card that I plan to keep it for myself rather than send it to anyone.

image - WOJ melinda with heart
papers - basic grey - sultry
flowers - prima
ribbon - stash
gems - stash
clutterbug folder - birds and swirls