Wednesday 29 September 2010

Selling some stamps

I am looking for about £4 for each of these, P + P will be £1 as sent as parcel as bubble wrapped. I unfortunately need to sell as I have no money to buy new stash otherwise.

Sugar Nellie

EB - Girl feeding Kitten (not sure of correct name)
Gorjuss girl - standing heart dress
Gorjuss girl - with cat
Gorjuss girl with letter - never inked
EB - Strawbeey tea
Gorjuss girl with fox - never inked
Gorjuss girl with bird
Manga Fairy
Manga under the mistletoe

Penny Black

Bees and Bunny


Dangling Tilda - Winter kit 2009
Tilda in patchwork dress
surfer Edwin
Tilda with Strawberry vine
Tilda eating icecream
Tilda loves me loves me not
Chef Edwin
Chef Tilda
Tilda with blueberries never inked
Tilda with pearls


Sitting Willow - summer 2009 kit
Standing Willow - summer 2009 kit
wedding rings on pillow
Standing willow with posy - summer 2009 kit

Lilac Lemon

Dragons playing football

Belles and Whistles

Belle with Teddy - back

All from smoke and pet free environments all easy mounted and in very good condition. Click on ebay tab on the side if you are interested x

ABC DT E is for Easel and a Sweetpea Card

I have two cards for you today the first is my ABC Design Team Card. We are lucky to be joined by the wonderful Heidi whom has agreed to join the team yay, and also my first blogging friend the very talented Jacqui.

My card is made using one of the wedding Tilda's which was a rak of Jayne. The papers are BAsic Grey Capella, which have been slightly distressed and the edges inked in moss. The ribbon was a rak of Lacey and the Flowers are WOC.

This second card was made using one of the stamps I won on the Sweetpea Stampers Challenge, but if you like it Lacey currently has it in stock in her store Stamp and Create. The image has been coloured in distressed inks and as it was so bright and busy I wanted a very clean and simple backing so decided to go white edged in orange. The flowers are WOC and stash and instead of glitter I have added glossy accents to act as water droplets.


Totally Papercrafts - A kind of magic
Allsorts - Plain and Simple
Papertake Weekly - sketch
Simon Says - Autumn Photo inspiration

Monday 27 September 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - My heart for you

This delightful bunny stamp comes in two sizes. She has been distressed and mounted onto Basic Grey Wisteria papers, gold stickles have then been added. Please click here to be able to purchase her and other my heart for you stamps from Lacey with a whooping 40% off this week. She also has 20% off the new nesties!

Saturday 25 September 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

I love this song, even though it is not the music I normally listen to.

Sorry a short post, been to Thomas Land for Henry's birthday, off to bed shattered now!

Friday 24 September 2010

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Diamonds and pearls

Yes I kept singing the Prince song too! Over on Wags and Whiskers this week the challenge is Diamonds and Pearls. The Image is the lovely Nichola coloure din copics, and the papers are Basic Grey Infuse. The flowers are prima and WOC. The pearls are liquid pearls and the diamonds are square gems. The lace is stash as is the green ribbon.

I hope you like

Challenges -
Cute card thursday sketch
Charisma - anything goes

Thursday 23 September 2010

Tilda blowing kisses

Sorry quick post as getting ready for my baby's 3rd brthday on Saturday.

Tilda image was a rak of Cathy, coloured in distressed inks, papers are infuse Basic Grey, hope you like.

Challenges -
Simon Says - Sketch
Just Magnolia - Lace

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Easel Box Card Tutorial

I was asked by Lacey to do a tutorial on how i made my easel box card. I hope this is easy to understand, any queries please message me.

Materials needed -

4 6"x6" paper
4 A4 peices of card
Coloured image and backing papers
Nesties to cut out image and any embellishments you want to use
8 brads
glue tape

First we make the box itself.

With a scoring board score your card at 1" 7" and 8" this will give you a 6"x6" box which holds a cd beautifully.

Do this twice and cut out.

cut the tabs as above on one of the card pieces

put in a base sheet out of your 4 I have edged mine with green distressed ink.

With the second piece cut the tabs as above

Use the glue tape on the one edge and glue this to the constructed base, it was hard to take a photo of this but you position it against the inside of the other box, to form a solid cube.

Take a second piece of your paper and cut 4 strips 2cm by 14.5cm and I then edged them in distressed ink. I then marked them a cm in at each end.

I then added them to the outside of the box on all sides and added the brads to give extra strength on the joints.

I then made the top fold of the easel card. The base is 6"x 6", and I have added the 3rd sheet of paper. Add any ribbon etc you want to tuck under now. Glue this to the top of the box. Then add the final piece of the card, a single sheet of card cut 6" x 6" on which you have decorated with your image and papers, and then stick this sheet to the folded over tab you can see on the above picture.

I hope this has made sense.

The image is Sarah Kay - which Lacey will have in the shop shortly - and the papers are Basic Grey Wassill.

Challenge s- Spoonful of Sugar - Anything goes.

Monday 20 September 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - SWALK

Rather a long picture post here, I have made a little get well box using the SWALK Get Well Stamp which can be purchased from Stamp and Create. I have coloured her in copics and the papers used are Basic Grey Porcelin. I will be publishing a tutorial on how I made this later in the week.

Stamp and Create Birthday Candy

Stamp and Create is 1 year old!!!
They have some candy to celebrate!!
To enter the candy:
~ Become a follower of the blog
~ Post this on you blog (if you have one) and link it back to this post
~ Link you name at the bottom of the post. If you don't have a blog, enter your email address under the URL section.

You need to check out the Stamp and Create Store,

Lacey has the new Sweetpea Stamps in stock, they are only £3.82 ($5.25) and if you enter the Magical Mondays challenge she is offering a further 10% off. This stamp is called Forever Valentine, isn't she gorgeous, I would get there very quick as she will be soon sold out!!!!

Magical Mondays - Under the Sea

This challenge on Magical Mondays we are so lucky to be sponsored by the wonderful Lacey and ehr store, stamp and create. She so kindly sent me this stamp to show you. It is called dreamy sandcastles and is by Elaine Cox for Sweetpea Stamps. I have coloured her with my distressed inks as I wanted to create a dreamy feel to the card. The papers are Basic Grey - Granola. Teh alce is from Lacey too I think and the gorgeous little charm was a rak of Heidi and the pin is from Nikki at Bunny Zoe. I do hope you can join us and check out the rest of the teams creations.

challenge - sweetpea stamps show us your dream - would love to chill out on a beach and listen tot he waves

Saturday 18 September 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

While chatting with Marcea last night we came up with this idea. Click on the picture to take you to the post on Marcea's blog. Her choice is the one and only Lady Gaga with Bad Romance, what a tuuuunnneeee!!!!!

so my offering is

Friday 17 September 2010

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Birthdays

This week on the Wags and Whiskers Challenge the theme is birthdays. Isn't this little girl so sweet and ideal for one of Henry's little friends birthdays. I have coloured her in copics and the papers are basic grey porcelin. The flowers are prima and WOC. I do hope you can join us this week.

challenges entered into -
  • totally papercrafts - birthdays

Wednesday 15 September 2010

ABC DT D is for Distressing

I decided to do something a little different for me and distressed with copics and distressed inks, I think personally it looks lovely and gives a very soft feel to the card. I also went for a prima flower as the card needed to be flat for postage and the prima flowers are better i think with distressed than the paper roses. The papers are basic grey porcelin. I hope you like and will join us this challenge.

challenges entered -

Tuesday 14 September 2010

NEC 5th November

ok I am getting excited - sad I know, but here is the list of traders confirmed so far...

A15 A Touch of Craft
G41 A1 Crafts
H11 Robert Addams - Papercrafts Ltd
A24 Ali-Craft
B26 Anita`s Beads
C11 Anna Marie Designs
A23 Art & Craft / Glitter Greetings
F53 The Art of Craft
G50 Artist Trading Post
A49 B-Craft-E
B28 The Beadworkers Guild
D25 Bee Bee Wools - Fancy Yarn Specialists
K06 The Black Sheep
F34 The Bobbin Patch
The British Assoc of Dec & Folk Arts
F22 British Polymer Clay Guild
C10 Brothersleep
A43 Butterfly Kisses
G55 Button-It and 1st Class-Stamps
C07 Card Creations Plus +
A42 Card-io
H01 Cardcraft Plus Ltd
C37 Cernit
A40 China Butterfly
A02 Choices
A21 Chyna Design
A01 Circa Design
F01 Clarity Stamp Ltd
A29 Coleshill Accessories
B04 CPS Supplies
F46 Craft at Home
F11 The Craft Bug
C18 Craft Dragon
G48 Craft Fairy
A16 Craft Glitter
E04 Craft Habitat @ Punch Magician
G47 Craft Habitat @ Punch Magician
B01 Craft Lines of Essex
B18 Craft Robo
D37 The Craft Station
E12 Craft Superstore
H08 Craft World
K01 The Craft-Light Company
C05 Craftee Ltd
G12 Crafter`s Companion
D01 Crafts Beautiful Magazine
D02 Crafts Beautiful Magazine - Feature Area
D03 Crafts U Love Ltd
A35 Crafty Devils Ltd
H43 Crafty Devils Ltd
B20 Crafty Goodies
D44 Crafty Ribbons & Crafty Buttons
D28 Crazy Wire Company
G11 Create & Craft
R25 Create & Craft
D21 Creative Moments
A45 Cross Stitch Art Ltd
G02 Cuddly Buddly Crafts
E08 D R K Promotions Ltd
C20 Days to Remember
A20 Ingrid de Vane
G45 Debbees CD`s
A22 Debonair Designs
C08 Designs by Tabbykat
E33 Diamond Card Craft Ltd
G07 Digital Scrapbook Artist
B34 Dimension Fourth Ltd
F36 Dolly Cottage Crafts & Krafty-Hands
F16 Easy Peasy Crafts
D16 Every Crafts a Pound
F23 Federation of Family History Societies
B36 Fee J Designs
D34 Findingbeads4u
F50 Fiskars France
D20 Flower Soft
G08 Forget-Me-Not Crafts
E25 Future Publishing
D39 Gadsby`s (Lincoln)
E16 Gadsby`s
B06 Giles Craft Kits Ltd
D10 The Glitter Girls
F04 Glitter Magic
A09 Glitterati Crafts
G29 Glitzico
G32 GMC Publications
B33 Good Books
A47 Sue Hawkins
F08 Hinny Bop Designs
B10 Historical Sampler Company Ltd
C16 The Hobby House - the pearls and charms from here were excellent value in March
F17 HobbyFun
A33 The Hot Foil Wizard
D29 HotPot
C19 Hougie Crafts
B25 Imagination
H18 Inkwell Stamps
D30 J & C Creations
B38 J J D Cards
B21 Jardin De France
E22 Clare John
C28 Kameo Cards Ltd
C24 Kathy`s Crafts
D08 Kingfisher Parchment Crafts
H40 Klein Design
G39 Lakeside Crafts
H28 Lavender Lane Crafts Ltd
C14 Lavinia Stamps
E31 Lili of the Valley - I have my wish list already!!!
G04 Limetree Craft
C35 Little Claire
H19 Love Yarn
A39 Made To Measure
C31 Magnolia Rubber Stamps - Do I order the winter kit or hold out????
F26 The Marquetry Society
D38 Molten Designs
H14 My Craft Studio
D23 NAFAS (South Midlands area)
D12 Nails Supreme
A46 Needlethreader
E18 Once upon a Stamp
H24 Origin Publishing - Feature Area
H25 Origin Publishing Ltd
E38 Oyster Paper Crafts
B41 PaperArtsy
C38 Parchment Craft Guild
E20 Patsy May
A52 Pauline Paul (UK) Ltd
E05 Payper Box Pick & Mix Card
C04 The Pearl Girl
A17 Pennies Worth
D05 Pergamano International
Personal Touch
D42 Pinflair
E01 Pinflair
G16 Practical Publishing
A25 Ribbonbox
H05 Riverside Beads
B11 M Rosenberg & Son
C12 S & E Dymond Design
B43 Samuel Taylors
C01 Samuel Taylors
B09 Sandstones Beads & Jewellery Making
B22 Selkin Ltd - Magic Pens
D24 Selkin Ltd - Wedgits
C23 Selkin Ltd - Floral Magic
G28 Selkin Ltd - Sticker Scratcherz
A28 Sew It All Ltd
B08 Joanna Sheen Limited
F14 Shesto
E24 Cathie Shuttleworth
E41 Siesta Frames Ltd
E32 Silhouette America/Crafts U Love Ltd
A48 Silver Fairy Design
H38 Singer Outside Events
E21 Ray Skene
A38 The Southampton Bead Shop
B30 The Spellbound Bead Company
E23 Tracey Spurgin
H34 Stamp Addicts
E10 Stamposaurus Craft Supplies
F06 Stamps & Memories
A14 Steam Demon
G22 Step by Step Patchwork / Elna
G20 Step by Step Patchwork Centre
A41 The Stitching Shed
H15 Storage 4 Crafts
H27 Storage 4 Crafts
B27 The Studio Partnership Ltd
C21 Time to Sow
A05 Tonertex Foils
H22 Totallybeads Ltd
B16 Traplet Publications
K02 Trudy Anne Designs
A36 W S Designs
F48 With Love Crafts & Beads
H30 WOW Embossing Powders
A10 Yorkshire Book Co

Now to convince my family to let me have my birthday money early!!! Hopefully I will see one or two of you blogging friends there xxx

Monday 13 September 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - Birthdays

This is my product spotlight for Stamp and Create this week, who are celebrating their first birthday - congratulations Lacey and the rest of the team x. The image is from the birthday section of the shop and is called Willow with shopping from Whiff of Joy. She has been coloured in copics, and cut out using nesties label 8. The papers are Basic Grey Cappella edged in diamond stickles and the lace is too from Stamp and Create.

challenges -
Papertake weekly - sketch
WOJ - layers
Creative Inspirations - lace and sparkles
totally gorjuss - flowers
allsorts - colours of autumn, green fading to brown and tawny.

Friday 10 September 2010

Exciting News

I am the new guest designer on Wags and Whiskers, read all about it here, I have wanted to say for so long!
Here is my first card for them, and it is for this weeks challenge of Autumn Colours. I have coloured the image in using copics and mounte don a sheet of bo bunny paper, I did not want to use layers as felt it would distract from the beautiful image. I hope you like it and will join us x

Thursday 9 September 2010

Wags and Whiskers - Belle and Gemma

I have made my first ever thanksgiving card for a friend in the US. I have used K and Co papers and coloured the image in copics. I have added some flowers from stash and some stickles. I hope you like it. Sorry I have not commented much this week, been busy with new school and dt work.

challenges -
Spoonful of sugar - Animal Crackers
Oldie but a goodie - A new use for the stamp
Simon Says - Holidays

Monday 6 September 2010

Mo Manning Dundee - Edward's first day at School

This is Edward's card for his first day at school. The image is Mo Manning Dundee which has been coloured in copics and mounted on Basic Grey Cupcake Papers. As it is a boys card and a busy sketch from Friday Sketchers I have not added any embellishments. And here is a photo of my little boy in his unifrom at school.

Magical Mondays - Challenge 4 - Lace

This challenge the theme is Lace and we are sponsored by Stitchy stamps, whom supplied the image. She ahs been coloured in copics and mounted onto Basic grey sugared papers. The lace is stash and the flower is prima. I hope you like and will join us x

Friday 3 September 2010

Exciting News

I have been asked by the wonderful and talented Lacey to join her shop team for the month of September. I am so so honoured, thank you so much for asking me.

Special news regarding the store this weekend x

Labor Day Sale with 10% off everything in the store through Monday. Since many items are already at "everyday low prices", this is even greater savings! You must use discount code: laborday (all one word, all lowercase) at check out to receive the discount.
Monday is a postal holiday, so all orders will ship out on Tuesday.