Saturday 30 October 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday and some Candies

Sorry I find this so funny especially as I live in the rural part, it was a great tune to start with but this Chris Moyles version rocks!

This is one of the Candy's the wonderful Jacqui is currently holding. Please click here to join in.

Friday 29 October 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - Halloween Week 2

This is my product highlight for Stamp and Create I have so loved being part of your team for the last two months Lacey, I am so glad that I am staying till after Christmas.

I have used Playing with Stars by Elaine Cox for sweetpea stamps and coloured her in distressed inks. I have then used Basic Grey Pyrus paper, gold organza ribbon tied using bow easy, the punch is Martha stewart, diamond stickles have been added to the flowers and gold gems have been swirled to finish the card off.

I hope you like it x

Challenges -
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it on

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Black and White - New Rules

There is new rules on Wags 'n Whiskers!!

it is now opened up the challenges to ALL stamps!!
It is no longer a requirement to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card. But there will be a separate prize if you DO use a WnW image!

Starting this week, one random participant will win a
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp of their choice.
And any entry using a Wags 'n Whiskers image on their card will be entered into a drawing for a free WnW Digital stamp of your choice!!
Therefore, anyone who uses a Wags 'n Whiskers image will be entered into both prizes of a rubber stamp and a digital stamp!!
The only requirements are that you link directly to your challenge project - not to the main page of your blog. You must have a new project (no back linking). And you must link your card to the challenge post.
If you do not have a blog, you can still enter the challenges by uploading your cards to an open gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers.

My card is made using one of the new fairies Iris and coloured her using one pad of distressed ink! The paper is from a papercraft pad I think, the lace is WOC, the flowers have been punched and the brad is the last of a K and Co that I have had years.

I hope you like and do please join in x

Wednesday 27 October 2010

what's on your work desk wednesday

I thought you may like to see Paul's finished (part 1 of 3) Roman Soldiers.
Here is a wider shot of his desk, he has started undercoating the next lot. For those of you whom asked our desks are at a right angle I am under the window and he is along the wall to the right of me (I have my bookcase with all my embellishments and punches on to the left.

And here is my desk. The new stamps were an early birthday gift of my good blogging friend Heidi, the flowers and brads you can see are all autumn colours. There is a list of all the challenges, which I write down and take upstairs with me. The distressed ink is my favourite at the moment for edging papers with. The dark green ribbon was from Stamp and Create (also Lacey sells the Sarah Kay's)

If you are looking fo rmy ABC Card the glue dried terribly blotchy so I plan to do another one, have put the awful one on ABC rather than leave a blank space but it will be replaced as soon as I can get in my craft room tonight!!!!

I promise to visit more tables this week, this week has been hectic with the boys off school xxx

Monday 25 October 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

Hi I know I am late but I went to see these play last night and they were so awesome. Here is Gaslight Anthem with the one and only Bruce Springsteen (whom I adore) singing my favourite song of the album of the same name the '59 Sound.

Friday 22 October 2010

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Merry and Bright (Christmas)

This week the challenge is Merry and Bright. I have used Say a Prayer and coloured it with copics. There is a close up of the hair below as for some reason the pixels on my camera in a wide shot is not catching the different tones. The paper is Basic Grey Eskimo kisses, the jury is still out on this pad. The lace and flowers are WOC.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Memories of Summer Days

A quick post today as I am not feeling too well. Sarah Kay Stamp a present of my wonderful friend and design team collegue Heidi. Coloured in distressed inks, papers are K and Co, flowers WOC.

challenges -
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Wild Orchard Crafts - Pastels (she is coloured in pastel colours)
Pocket full of Posies - Champagne and Roses (the papers are champagne coloured)
Charisma - Vintage

Monday 18 October 2010

Magic Mondays - Halloween and Stamp and Create - Halloween

A joint DT Card today, the image is Twilight Halloween by Elaine Cox for Sweetpea Stamps, coloured in copic, H2O's and distressed inks. The flowers have been edged in Stickles, the paper is Basic Grey Pyrus. There are brads added to the base and a piece of cream ribbon.

Allsorts - ribbon, flowers and brads
sweetpea stampers - brads and/or bows
simon says - 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image
stamp something - halloween
crafts and me - halloween

Sunday 17 October 2010

Autumn Days

Well it is lovely and sunny today and my computer is temporarily working even though this card looks slightly blurred to me.
A new sarah Kay image coloured in distressed inks, papers are basic grey pyrus - adore this pad. Flowers are WOC.

challenges -
Basic Grey - Autumn
Totally papercrafts - Autumn
Papertake weekly - three of a kind - 3 papers
Stampavie and more - Autumn

Saturday 16 October 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

I am having a remember my teenage days day. This so reminds me of being 15, enjoy x

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Better late than never

My wonderful husband has linked me up a temporary computer, yay, but will need to buy a new one pretty quick. This is my card for ABC this week, the theme is flowers and we are sponsored by Wild Orchard Crafts where I purchassed these flowers from and also the lace. The papers are Basic Grey Capella and the images are from Whiff of Joy, coloured in distressed inks.

Ok spot the difference between mine and Pauls desks, his is all nice and orderly (and nearly finished please note) and mine is basically a mess!

I will try and visit people if I can but please do not be offended if I am not able xxx

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Broken Computer

My computer is broken, I am writting this in the library. They have no facilities to upload photo's though so I will have to try and get to my sisters or Dad's at the weekend to do this. Please bear with me as challenge cards and design team cards will be late until I am able to get a new computer.

Monday 11 October 2010

Stamp And Create - Product spotlight - Wee Ones from Wags and Whiskers

I have used Tiny Dancer (the product spotlight this week is the wee ones from Wags and Whiskers) to create a card for a blind child. I cut around the image and raised it using pads so that the child can trace the shape of the image. The large ribbon is gingham and is nice and large to feel. The circles have been cut using circular Nesties. A little flower charm sits amoungst the flowers and light blue pearls spell out the childs name in Braille at the top of the card.
Remember the challenge this month is an inspirational card for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Autumn House Mouse


gosh is it me or is autumn well and truely here. The boys are stuck in more than they are playing out and as we have not had a very good summer it means they are bored of all their toys, thank goodness christmas is around the corner.

A nice simple card today for Paul's grandad hence no flowers! I have followed the sketch saturday sketch but only used 2 candy pieces in the corner as 3 was too much. The image is House Mouse which I fell in love with last year and I think is perfect for male autumn birthdays. It has been coloured in distressed inks and the papers are Basic Grey can't remember the name the front of the pack has fallen off!

Challenges -

Allsorts - Inspiration from a song - forever autumn
secret crafter - distressing, the papers are distressed and distressed inks used to colour
sketch saturday - sketch

Saturday 9 October 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

Another all time favourite song, hope you enjoy x

Friday 8 October 2010

Wags and Whiskers New Fairy release Blog Hop

Let me introduce you to the incrediably beautiful Rhiannon.

She has been coloured in copics and the papers are the new Pyprus from Basic Grey. Can you see the small version of her I have done in shrink plastic to use as a charm?

She is part of the new Wags and Whiskers release which is avaliable in rubber only and is available to purchase on Friday 8th October at 12pm GMT/7am EST.

You should have come here from Michele's blog where she introduced you to the wonderful Laila and your next stop is Barbara.

The full list incase you get lost





Vicky - your here












Please leave a comment on this post as there will be 3 random blogs chosen among the above ladies taking part in the hop. The 3 chosen blogs will then pick a winner. The winner can then choose 2 Rubber Stamps of their choice. So 3 prizes of 2 Stamps on offer so it is well worth leaving a comment.

The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 5:01 am GMT/00:01 EST

Good Luck all xxx

challenges entered into -
Cute Card Thursday - make your own (charm)
Charisma - Autumn Colours
Wags and Whiskers - Happy Birthday

Thursday 7 October 2010

Wags and Whiskers New Fairy release seek peep day 2

Isn't she so so cute! Her name is Rosalie and she is available to buy tomorrow. I have coloured her in copics and added sparkles to her wings. The papers are basic grey Infuse and the flowers are WOC.

Make sure you join us tomorrow for a blog hop with lots of prizes x

Monday 4 October 2010

Stamp and Create news

Lacey has the new Autumn Sarah Kays on pre order.

Remember that there is also

a new Product Spotlight!
This week all Fairies and Angels are on sale 25% off!!

Magic Mondays - Back to Nature and Stamp and Create - Pink Fairies and Angels

On Magical Mondays the theme is Back to Nature. I have used Blue Nocture and coloured her in distressed inks. The papers are Basic Grey Wisteria. The lace is stash and the flowers are WOC.

This is my Stamp and Create Project. The theme this week is Pink Angels and Fairies in support of Breast Cancer awareness month. As you all know my Mummy died from this horrid disease, so I would like you all to make a card in support of someone currently battling this illness. My card will be sent to Lacey's neighbour whom is currently undergoing radiotheraphy.

I have used Forest Blue from sweetpea stamps, and edged my papers (Basic Grey Indian Summer) with Autumn Leaves's Stampology - on the edge by Katie Pertiet. The flowers are stickled and the lace is ruffle eyelet lace.

Saturday 2 October 2010

Music Saves my soul Saturday

One of my all time favourite songs for music saves my soul saturday, think this sums up september so well, sit back, turn the volumn up and enjoy. Sorry could not put the full WOTW version on but the clip is to long for you tube xx

Friday 1 October 2010

Wags and Whiskers DT Challenge Card - Vintage

Unfortunately I am late getting my card done as my stupid asthma has been playing up and had to visit the doctor and I am now back on the brown inhalor for the winter :( So I am afraid it is a simple card for the challenge on Wags and Whiskers .

This week the challenge is Vintage?shabby Chic as choosen by the talented Michele. I have used Sweet Danni and Bella and some old K and Co Christmas Papers. The flowers are prima hydrangas and the ribbon is stash. A few pearls adorn the corners. I am trying to keep my christmas cards simple this year and I think this works well.