Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year

It was my husbands birthday yesterday, so we HAD to go to Burger King !! Lol do they ever grow up? I can't believe it's almost a week since Christmas - where did the time go? I had planned to try and sort out my craft area it looks like some sort of earthquake has hit and get some cards made, but... I seem to have lost hours playing on my wii, so not only have I not got anything done but my arms are killing me :) well I must get on things to do etc etc so, To all my friends - old and new, near and far, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. See you all soon. xx

Friday, 28 December 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-8

I've just found out about this from Stamping Caz's site, check this link for more info Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers basically it's introducing you to 19 other like minded 'sisters' to inspire and help each other out :) I have just added my name to group 8 - hopefully there will be a group full soon. All I have to do now is add a little bit about myself for my sisters, I live in Leicestershire, UK with my husband Steve and 4 cats. I started crafting many years ago making salt dough models and folk art painting, I slowly made the change to card making and tried rubber stamping and haven't looked back.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Candy Box

Well I finally got around to taking a picture of the contents of the candy box I won at SugarNellie gorgeous eh?

And here are a couple of cards made with the stamp, I can't bear to cut into the papers yet :) The papers I've used are free to download from Shabby Princess I have not added sentiments yet as I don't know who they are for :)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

I'm back brrr

My how quick a week goes, got back late Friday night and was really down in the dumps, the weather had been gorgeous and we were greeted back by zero degrees :(
I was cheered up Saturday morning by the postwoman who brought me a package of my blog candy from Sugar Nellie it contained a gorgeous stamp and some papers and ribbons and flowers and brads and some real candy !! I will take pics later when I find the camera.
But down to earth again with a bump - it's snowing brrr

Thursday, 8 November 2007


My suitcase came today, phew just in time. It's now all packed and ready for tomorrow. I have just stamped a few Christmas images to colour in while I'm away, it won't seem right trying to do Christmas stuff while in the sun!!
Hello to Bali if you're reading this, and if you are "why aren't you working?!!" lol (and I hope the lads don't pick on you)
Well I think that's about it, I'll see you in a week :)

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Still no suitcase

Well I think the title says it all, they reckon that it should have been here today, aledgedly they have packed another one tonight which they will send parcel post for guaranteed delivery Thursday, and if the original one turns up I'm to send it back !!! Arrrgh. Fingers crossed I will be able to pack Thursday night.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Holiday - again

Well I'm off to Spain on Friday (again) lol. That is if I get a suitcase, I ordered one a couple of weeks ago, it came but was the wrong size, so arranged for them to collect it and bring a new one.... they collected it but forgot the new one! they told me it would be here last Friday, but it didn't come (warehouse error apparently) so they have promised me tomorrow, hmm we'll see.

Materials, Kittybella, DCWV Christmas stack, prima and stamping bella baublesMaterials, all from QVC HOTP Chritmas kit.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Blog Candy

Woohoo I've won a stamp from a new company called Sugar Nellie check out Blog or Site for more info, I'm so excited I won, I won, I won lol.
As you can see it's been a while since I've been here, so what have I been up to?..... I have made a couple of wedding invites for my step-son's wedding next year, just got to see which one they prefer then it will be full steam ahead (I think they want about 100)

Other than that I haven't done much, I made this card for a friends birthday.

I also will try to blog more :)

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

where did it go?

My evening that is... I got in from work, dyed my hair, nipped to the shop for milk and now it's gone 9.00!! I have been internet window shopping though lol. I have drooled at the Zoomz at Stampgalaxy I have been nosing at the new xmas Elzybells catalogue cute new penguins, and I have been onto the craft forum....oh and I have also been to Pinkpetticoat to look at their new downloads. So I guess that's where it's gone :)
I'm going to have a quick game of sudoko then colour some images now that I have discovered that sansodor works with wax crayons (I got 100 for a £1 at the weekend just to try them) and the results are really good. I will try to post some piccies tomorrow.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

Bella cards

Here are another couple of cards they are both with emmybella, they are gatefold cards which have been embossed on either side with cuttlebug embossing folders.
The images have been stamped onto various paterned papers and paperpieced back onto the main image.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Christmas Cards

Sorry to mention the 'C' word but I have been making a few more Christmas cards I am so trying to be more organised this year :)

The images and word paper are by Pinkpetticoat, the other papers are from a DCWV stack.

This one was made from a QVC kit.And the last one is cakeabella from Stamping Bella customised for Christmas.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007


I have scanned a few cards tonight and thought I would show the first of my Magnolia cards, I bought her from FunkyKits or you can see them here.

The paper is from DCWV pocket full of posies. (btw, there isn't a big white bit in the middle of her belly in real life, the scan is just a bit pants!!)

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Still here

Just thought I had better make at least one post this month :)
I have been so unenthusistic about crafting since I got back from holiday, I have made a couple but they are still sitting at the back of my desk and not scanned. I have bought a magnolia stamp which I've stamped twice and coloured in and I have bought a couple of downloads from Pinkpetticoat, which are all gorgeous but still I can't be bothered :(
Well fingers crossed I will be back to it soon.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Woohoo Holiday

This will be my last post for a while, I'm going to Spain on Friday for a week so tomorrow I'll be packing and panicking about what I've forgot :) I've got loads of stamped images to take with me to colour in. I'm hoping that my bellas will enjoy their break :)

Monday, 27 August 2007

Nice Matters

A big hug to Kerryn and Lisa for nominating me for this award. I really appreciate it :-x
Now the idea is that I have to nominate 5 people for the award, now the nicest people I know are on a forum I use so I will be posting a picture of this award on there for everyone to see, I know that it is supposed to got to bloggers but all my fellow bloggers have already had this and I wanted to be different :)

Missing Mail

It's been a while (again) since my last post, I have all these plans during the day what I'm going to do when I get home, but then they all disappear once I've sat down here. Mind you Big Brother takes away part of the evening :)

I thought I would show a card that I made for Kerrie and posted nearly a month ago along with a few 'bits' but as of yet has still not made it to her.... lost in the void they call 'the sorting room' I guess, it might show up one day you never know!!
It is Emmybella from stampingbella which I have stamped the ricrac ribbon down the sides.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Fame :)

Well I thought I would share with you a scan of the readers cards in this months Card Making & Papercraft..... it's me lol. My first card in print and I was so excited when they told me it was going to be in the mag.

Time flies

God I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I have been back at work this week and what a shock to the system, 8-5 5 days a week is too blooming long lol. I have only managed 1 card recently but I did trash my craft area in making it! I decided to make a Christmas card so out came the boxes of Christmas stuff, all the papers, stamps punches etc then ended up making quite a simple card :) The inspiration came from Becky (thanks hun)

Tuesday, 31 July 2007


Well thank you to Kerrie (mwah) who has tagged me, I now have to tell you 7 random things about me.....
  1. I play sudoku every day when I first switch my pc on.
  2. I love rubber stamps
  3. I once had 18 guinea pigs and 4 rabbits most of which were rescues
  4. I think I have a make-up fetish... I have a draw FULL of make up and keep buying more :)
  5. I love 'Boy Bands'...Mcfly, Busted, etc, etc
  6. I used to go to the reading and Phoenix music fesivals every year (ooh the mud!!)
  7. I would love to have one of those trampolines that B&Q sell

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 other bloggers to do the same.... Unfortunatley I don't know any other bloggers that haven't already been tagged within the last week so I will have to leave it... for now. If I find any I will get them!!

Chipboard Embelishments

Well it's been a few days and I've not made any cards, but I have made some of these embelishments. I had a link from my friend Kerrie for this site Madscrappergirl where there are some really good tips. I didn't have any chipboard to hand but I did have some picture frame mount so used that. Basically you cut your board, add peel offs or rub ons then coat with a glaze, I used Anita's 3D clear gloss and leave to dry. I then tried cutting the board with my Big Shot and inking them before glazing. I'm very impressed with how these have turned out and they feel like the 'real' chipboard embelishments. I just need to work on getting the air bubbles out before it sets!!

Thursday, 26 July 2007

The missing pic

Here is my layout for murray, after searching for some decent pictures of him I gave up and took some new ones today. He's normally asleep during the day and out at night so the photo opportunities are rare!
I have used a layout by Lindsay Jane Designs they are so much easier to work with than starting from scratch.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Digital Scrapbooking

I have been playing with digital scrapbooking over the past fews days and here are the first 3 attempts, I still have one more cat to do!! I notice that most of my cat pictures feature them lazing about, they have such a hard life lol.
I have used templates for these, which is a great way to get started, and paint shop pro 8 which I have learned so much about recently. Templates by Misty Cato, Kate Hill and Andrea Gold

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Another one

Here is a card made with a Penny Black stamp called City Divine, I received this and another girlie stamp with my subscription to Beautiful Cards Magazine (worth almost the price of the sub I think!!)

Today's offerings

I have been playing with Bellas today, I had already stamped out the images and coloured them (along with many others) I just needed to turn them into cards :)
I am trying to tidy up around here lol it won't last. I had so much 'stuff' hanging about on my desk mainly stamped images but also bits of paper and a couple of ribbon bows that I was practising at the weekend and some gorgeous Bazzill Bling flowers that I received as part of a swap on a fantastic forum that I'm on.
I have managed to at least see my cutting mat now so I must be on the right track.
I am so in love with these ladies, the thought came to me the other day that they are like Barbie dolls for 'grown ups' You can dress them up in loads of pretty outfits - only limited by your imagination.
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Monday, 23 July 2007

I thought I would share a few of my recent cards with you, please bear with me I'm trying to get my head around posting here and googles picasa.
I'm off work at the moment with tonsillitis (just been signed off for a second week) so I have the perfect excuse for making a few cards and perfecting my blogging skills.

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New to this malarchy

Well this is my first blog, after reading many others over the last few months I decided to give it a go. It seemed like a good idea at the time, now that I'm sat here I'm not so sure :)