Thursday, 28 February 2008

Papertake Weekly - Blue & Green

This weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'Blue and Green should never be seen?!', to make a card using both blue and green. This is my card for the challenge.

Paper - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Image - Stamping Bella
Buttons - Papermania

Girlie Birthday card

This card was continuing my quest to use up my huge collection of embellishments, as it was getting ridiculous. I like this layout, as you can use a small embellishment or image and it looks great!
Embellishment - From Stash
Embossing - Cuttlebug folder
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Naughty, naughty, naughty!!!

Look at the goodies I got last night when I got home from work. I couldn't share with you last night, as I went staight to bed with a migraine :o(

Anyway here are my new stamps from Funky Kits, lovely Lola & Simon. Can't wait for the new Cotton Rabbits to arrive in March!!!

I also get these new Penny Black stamps from HM Stamps.

And at lunch I nipped to the Craft Central near work and got a couple of sheets of Bazzill paper, the really cute stamps (seen Julie's cards with them so thought I would invest) and this great paper from Die Cuts with a View.

Also I will get my PIF out in the next few days to everyone. I have also had to send some to my friend Pete, as he was the first to leave a comment and was upset that I presumed he wouldn't want one!!!!! I've told him I want to see the card he makes and I'll share it all with you.

Hans PIF

Big thank you to Hans who sent me a lovely PIF and I can't wait to have a play with the images

Now it's my turn, the first 3 people to leave me a comment will receive a little PIF from me :o) It's then your turn to sent some candy out to 3 people!

** Caroline, Tracy and Nikki, can you mail me your address to and I will get your PIF in the post this week**

Monday, 25 February 2008

Pretty Pink Cards Blog Candy

There is a great blog candy over at Pretty Pink Cards, the challenge is to make a pink card!

Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Image - Pink Petticoat
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Jewels - Papermania
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Glitter - Stickles

Sunday, 24 February 2008

My Paper World - Sketch 5

I love the sketchs over at My Paper World and this is my take on the current one. I've had this embellishment since a show last year and it's always handy to have a car card make ready.

Paper, card & brad - Stash
Car - Mei Flower
Sentiment - See D's set

Papertake Weekly - Spring in your step

This weeks challenge over on Papertake Weekly is 'Spring in your step!', to make a card with a spring theme!
Stamp - Penny Black
Pens - Marvy Le Plume
Paper - Papermania
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Natty K's Blog Candy

Natty K has a great blog candy and the challenge is to make a pink birthday card.

Sticker - Penny Black
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Craftwork Card
Jewels - Papermania
Ribbon & Card - from stash!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

New Goodies

Been a funny week, as I've had no time to craft!! We've had a new boiler fitted, moved it to a new location and the house has been a mess for 3 days. As we live in an old house, our piping also needed to me changed as it didn't meet new regs, so they had to take up my lovely new carpets so they could put the piping under the floors boards through to the kitchen (although you would never tell they had the carpets up). Finally managed to get the house tidy, I can't believe how much dust it caused. Our next job is to sort out our extension that hasn't been finished very well and make it into a kitchen diner, so I'm thinking of moving over to my parents whilst that happens!

Anyway, I had some lovely surprising in the post to put a smile back on my face. My new penny black stamps arrived from HM Stamps and I also ordered the magnolia chair and some EZ mount from Joanna Sheen.

Also my nestabilities arrived from Cuts @ Home, worked out about £33 for the set of 4 and also my Pink Cat Studio stamps. Just waiting for another delivery of Penny Black stamps and also the Lola & Simon Sugar Nellie stamps, also putting in my pre-order for the gorgeous new Little Cotton Rabbit set!

Looking forward to a crafting day tomorrow and catching up on some challenges.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Mothers Day Cards

My hubby asked if I had any Mother's Day cards made as a couple of guys at work has asked and I hadn't even realised that it was a week this Sunday!!!! So I knocked up some easy cards this evening.

Papers - Pink Petticoat
Daisy - Sizzix Die
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Gems - Papermania
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Dress - Papermania
Flowers - Embellishment from stash
Rectangles - Nestabilities

My Paper World - Sketch 4

I was asked my someone at hubby's work to make a card for their stepfather who is into fishing, as she wanted it to say 'to someone special'. I thought I would use the sketch over on My Paper World for the card.

Paper - Dovecraft

Fishing rod & Fish - Do Craft See D's

Monday, 18 February 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenge - Dress up your Nellies

It's the second challenge over on Sweet Sugar Challenge and this fortnights is to Dress up your Nellies. There are some great cards my the design team, so if you love Sugar Nellie make sure you join in! Well I thought Dressing-up Maggie would be perfect and I haven't used her yet! Decided to keep it really bright and fresh for spring!
Papers - Doodlebug
Stamp - Sugar Nellie - Dress up Maggie
Watercolour Pencils - Derwent
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Saturday, 16 February 2008

Sue's Blog Candy

Sue over at Slumber Cards has a great blog candy to win a couple of the next Sugar Nellie stamps. The challenge is to make a card in Sue's favourite colour lilac, which is also mine along with pink!

I covered a square card with lilac paper from Pink Petticoat and then added a strip of lilac c.s. and another lilac paper from Pink Petticoat across the centre of the card. I then stamped maggie with her flowers and used a mixture of watercolour and paperpiercing. She is then mounted onto lilac card and added to the left had side of the card. Finished with a Craftwork card greeting and white flower secured with a papermania jewel brad.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Bad bloggers & Papertake Weekly

Blimey it seems like I've not posted for ages and I've hardly had time to visit all the blogs that I love this week.

Anyway, I needed to make a card for a teenage girl and I really haven't been in a creative mood this week, so I thought I would keep it simple!! The stripy paper I have had for ages and I love the colours as its so bright and girly and it will suit the papertake weekly challenge to use stripes. Theses embellishments matched it perfectly and I used a greeting from Craftwork Cards.
I thought this layout was great for using little embellishment, so I made a couple of baby cards using Crafty Bitz embellishments.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Valentine's card

I've made this card for my friend from work who works over in our Leeds office. She saw this stamp on my post last week and was complaining she didn't have a man to send her a card so I thought I'd make her a quick little card to send over.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Kimmies Challenges - # 2 & # 6

I love Kimmies Blog and she has been having a week of challenges to celebrate her birthday. I made this card for the Sketch Challenge # 2, but thought it would also work for Challenge # 6, which is to make a Thank You or Thinking of You or You are Special to Me card as this magnolia image just says thinking of you!

I used an image from Jo at Only Joking, coloured using Derwent watercolour pencils and then cut out. I mounted her to white c.s. and then pink c.s. and glittered her wings. I then added bright pink c.s. to the left hand side, black chiffon ribbon from this months Little Silver Hat kit and pink heart buttons. The swirly paper is from Pink Petticoat and I cut it with the attachment on my new guillotine/paper trimmer. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I added 3 little heart jewels to the bottom right hand corner.

Blog Candy Winner

Firstly I would like to thank everyone that took the time to enter a card, I've been overwhelmed by the response. My hubby Matt has now choosen a winner, after about half an hour trying to make his mind up of his favourite.

I pleased to say that the winner is Michelle at Card Grotto. He loved the simplicity of the design (lets hope that wasn't why he choose to marry me!) and the cute little elephant on the front. Michelle, can you let me have your address and I will get your goodies posted out to you.

Nikkis Blog Candy

Nikki is running a blog candy to make a card for the Do Crafts Maria Curie appeal. I always make some for this, as anything appeal for a Cancer Charity is close to my heart as my mum contiues her treatment.

I used old peel offs or embellishments and put together a few yesterday.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Kimmie Challenge #3 & Papertake Weekly

Kimmie has a week of challenge's over on her blog to celebrate her birthday and the third challenge is to make a card with spring colours. The challenge over on Papertake Weekly is 'Blooming Gorgeous!' is to use floral embellishments on your projects.

I coloured this Penny Black image that Natty K gave me last Sunday night in front of the telly and I thought it fitted the bill. I then mounted it onto yellow and orange c.s. and also mounted a Pink Petticoat sentiment the same. I then embossed yellow c.s. and added this to orange c.s. Orange primas attached with yellow brads finished the card. I've used the layout loads, but just wanted to say big thanks to Michelle at Card Grotto as it was inspired by her layout originally.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Blog Candy Entries

I thought I would add all the cards that have been entered into my blog candy so far. Remember you still have all day Saturday to get your enteries in and then hubby will choose a winner on Sunday x


Sarah (Sarah's corner)









Natty K






Blog Candy

I have decided that at 9000 hits I would do a blog candy, got impatient waiting for 10,000!!!!

Anyway I have put together a little girly kit, with some of my favourite papers and images from Pink Petticoat, ribbons, brads, jewels, buttons, tags and flowers.

I would like you to make a baby card, boy or girl as they are just my favourite ones to make. I will leave this open until Saturday 9th February and then get my hubby to choose his favourite (sure he will be pleased).

NB - I've been asked if this is open to overseas and yes it is, anyone is more than welcome to enter. Also can I please ask that it is new work that you submit. Thanks

Another NB - I've been asked if you can enter my blog candy if you don't have a blog. Yes this is no problem, just e-mail a picture of your card to

Me and my lovely hubby

I found my favourite picture of me and my hubby from our wedding day on my computer at work so thought I would share it with you all. Forgot how happy I was on that day!!!!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Hans Blog Candy

Han has a fantastic blog candy over on her blog,, she also does some stunning cards. The challenge was to make a mothers day card and matching tag.

I've seen loads of concertina tags, but it took a couple of goes before I got it right!!!! The tag was cut with the traditional Super tag die on my big shot, I've then covered it with this lovely checked paper from the Aspen range from Karen Neuburger. I then cut out the MUM from flowery paper from the same range of Aspen paper, plant pots out of blue card and fixed them together with wire. I then added blue chiffon ribbon to each tag.

I also made a smaller traditional tag from the same paper and cut our MUM in blue card and added thinner chiffon ribbon.