Friday, 29 February 2008

Enfys - Competition

I've been a busy little bee today, just made this card for Enfys Blog Candy Competition. Celebrating 5,000 hits - You have to make a card with Black and White and one other.... check out details to win some fabulous candy

Also check out Leann's Blog for some more CANDY at check out her cards too, you'll find some lovely things
Have a good weekend :-)x

Its PIF time again

Hey everyone its my turn to PIF again - I received these gorgeous goodies from Steph this week
and now its my turn to PIF. The first 3 to leave a message on this post will receive some goodies from me, it will be a surprise though :-)x have a good evening

DCM - I am Woman

Hope everyone's having a good Friday - Its time for this weeks challenge at - I am woman

As its coming up to Mothers day in the UK here’s a chance to make a card that celebrates women and girls . So I’d like to see a card with at least one feminine image on it . And that's it for rules really. Apart from this one. And it is sneaky. No Tildas, Sugar Nellies or Bellas please.
I received an email today from Pink Petticoat about a new Download - 'Lola Rose Bubbly' which of course I had to buy and these gorgeous images were perfect for this week challenge.
Here's my card - papers and image (Pink Petticoat) and the sentiment I did on the computer.
Thanks for stopping by :-)x


I've been meaning to post this all week. I won some blog candy from : and here's the super candy I won. Check out her blog, she has some wonderful cards :-)x

Thank you Pascale. Can't wait to get started with some new creations using all those lovely templates.

Thursday, 28 February 2008


Hey all, hope you've had a good day. I meant to post his card for Arty Girlz Challenge - 'Circles' last night but it got a bit late and felt too tired. I went a bit bad on the circles, but I just love this spotty paper and thought it would fit the bill perfectly. I used my favourite image 'Henrietta' just love her at the moment, lol.

I made this card for my friend who's birthday it is on Saturday. Happy Birthday Marie - we've been friends since we were 2 years old. Oh my that was a long time ago !!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good Friday and a fab weekend :-)x

Tuesday, 26 February 2008


I definately lost my MOJO tonight !!!

I thought I'd make a card for this week challenge at Papertake Weekly - 'Green and Blue'

I had an idea but it just wasn't happening. I really wanted to use this gorgeous paper (which i cant remember where its from - sorry !!) and give myself a break from PP, but just couldn't get it together.
Well after much thought and frustration and hours later, I made something very simple, which in the end worked better than my original idea. And thanks to Leann - for my blog candy, the green satin spotty ribbon worked really well.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Tilda and Co - Wishing You Well

This weeks challenge at Arty Girlz is to make a 'Get Well' card.

Get well wishes to Donna who has hurt her back, we wishing you a speedy recovery.

Pink Petticoat papers, Tilda stamp, flowers from Poppocrafts and Crafts U Love, Ribbon from Hobbicraft.

MUM - For Mothers Day

This is a little something I have made for my mum for Mothers Day. I saw the idea ages ago by Beckie (DT) at PinkPetticoat and really like the circular design idea.

As my mum is such a wonderful person and is always there, I thought I'd let her know how much she is loved and how wonderful she is.

Thanks fors stopping by, hope your all having a good weekend. :-)x

Oooppss !!!

Hey all, hope your all having a good weekend. I've been really busy making something for my mum for Mothers Day, (will post later)

Anyway SORRY girls the link I posted for the POCKETS was incorrect (sorry !!!)
Well heres the new link, as I had a few of you ask me about instructions.

You will have to login in (or register) to beable to view the videos. Worth looking at theres some great ideas - for us new comers.


:-) x

Thursday, 21 February 2008

More Pockets

I loved them so much for my images, so made 2 more :-)xx

Arty Gilrz Challenge - Green

This weeks challenge at Arty Girlz is to use the colour green.

So I decided not to make a card for this one, but something different and that I'd not done before and have been meaning to do for a while - Pocket Pouch

I found the idea on the and thought this would be perfect for all my images from Pink Petticoat. This one I made to store all my 'Shoes' and 'Handbag' Images

Of course the papers are pink petticoat and flowers from Poppicrafts. And the beautiful velvet ribbon is from my candy stash from Leann. Thanks Leann it works perfect.

Thanks for stopping by :-)x

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

My turn to PIF

I received this gorgeous candy from Leann - aren't they just lovely !! x

Now its my turn to Pass-It-Forward - so for the first 3 to leave a message I will send you some goodies from my stash.

Happy Crafting :-)xx

DCM - Oh Sooo Juicy !

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good day.

This weeks challenge on Daring Cardmakers is Oh sooo juicy - and to make a card using lemon or orange toned colours.

I decided to use my new Pink Petticoat - Henrietta images, and dressed her up in a bow and a big flower.

Oops !! Picture a bit wonky

Thanks for stopping by :-) x

Monday, 18 February 2008

'You Make My Day'

How amazed was I, when I received this wonderful award from Cynthia at 'Rainbow Lady', and would like to say a massive thankyou Cynthia for this amazing honour. For little old me who has only been crafting for less than 6 months and started making my first batch of Christmas cards last year and got hooked, I am overwhelmed by this award.

I too have so many of you that are an inspiration to me, and would love it pass it to you all, but Im told I can only pass to 5 (sorry!!!)

(I'm sorry I couldn't figure out how to just have your 'name' only as a link without putting in your blog address) I'll adjust post once I know how.

So here's to you ladies:

Cynthia for making my day yesterday, for your wonderful creations and for all your help.

Dawn who has been my inspiraton from the begining and who's work continues to inspire me every day, and for her friendship she has given me in the time I have known her.

Leann who's creations are fabulous and who always makes me smile.

Marlou who visits my blog often and leaves such beautiful comments that brighten my day, and who's work is also fabulous.

Andrea's another regular to my blog who always makes me smile with her kind comments, and who's works is the cutiest ever.

To all you ladies, thankyou all for your inspiration and for always making me smile :-) xx

This is what you five ladies should do next should you agree to participate (no obligations of course) :-
1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs you find of interest and that inspire you.
2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3) Display the logo 'You make my day'
4) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Have a great day everyone :-) x

PTW - Spring In Your Step

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good weekend.

Todays challenge at Papertake Weekly is -

'Spring in your step!' is to make a card (or other item!) with a spring theme! Easter and Mother's Day both fall early this year, it seemed a good theme! It also fits with the fantastic prize we have up for grabs! Our new sponsor Sally at Aunty's Store has kindly offered us a set of her gorgeous bunny stamps!

I made this card with some lovely new paper I brought today, which tied in nice for this challenge. And another new stamp - Lola isn't she cute.
As my mum doesn't visit my site without being at my house, I think I might save this one for my wonderful mum.

Thanks for stopping by and thankyou to everyone for all your kind comments :-)

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Pink Cat Studio - New Stamps

Another delivery of new stamps, and thought I'd have a little play. These Pink Cat Studio - Kitty Stamps are just gorgeous.

I made this for my friend as she is a glamour puss:
Thanks for stoping by :-)

Tilda & Co Challenge

Oh I'm so excited, I received my new Tilda's on Friday and have been waiting patiently to use them. I have been searching high and low for these for some weeks, as they are just adorable but very hard to come by.
So now it's Sunday I can join in on the Tilda & Co Challenge - Here's what you have to do:
'Challenge 7 – String-Aling!
String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, Be it a bit of trying holding the project together,
or what about it being the main focus of the work? or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork ,
so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.
I decided you use a colour scheme I've not used much, but love it -Pink and Brown. The paper I got from my local craft shop but have not had a chance to use yet. The string I attached through eyelets to give a handle effect. I must admit I didn't have much string and had trouble finding this small piece, but I think it works ok. I have sewed a button in the centre of 2 flowers which I is a first time for me.
So here's what I made - thanks for stopping by:

Marie Curie Campaign

Well I finished my cards for MCC and thought I'd put them on a slide, they are now all packed up and ready to post tomorrow. I must admit I have had them ready all week but just haven't had the chance to pack them and sort out this slide.

I made quite basic cards, as adviced by a fellow crafter and thats why I made 12 of them, and its all for a good charity.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

DCM - Love and Friendship

This weeks challenge at Daring Card Makers is 'Love and Friendship

Keryn and Rachel are daring you to make a card in the theme of love and friendship for one of the special people in your life. It could be a valentines card, a thankyou for a close friend or a way to propose to the man in your life on the 29th February.

As the resident Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators Keryn Campbell (NZ) and Rachel Booth (UK) have supplied Stampin' Up!(R) product and images to the design team to help them in their quest for the perfect 'love and friendship' themed card. Please click on the links above for other specials a
nd offers they have running alongside this dare.

I went shopping for some new papers yesterday from my local craft store and wanted something to make my Mothers Days Cards for my mum and mother-in-law (to be). So I wanted something special and found this gorgeous paper by Daisy Bucket Designs. I was going to save this lovely paper for them but decided to make this card for DCM challenge and make something for my mum to give to her Best Friend (my Auntie Anne) who she has known for over 35 years now. She is such a wonderful lady and thought she deserved something nice. (I guess I'll be going shopping again for some more of this paper)

Here's my card:

Friday, 15 February 2008

Nicolas Sketch (My Paperworld) # 4

Hey everyone, hope you had a good Valentines Day and received lots of nice things.

I came across 'Nicola's Sktech (My Paperworld) Challenge and thought I'd have a go.
Heres what I made:

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Pink Cat Studio

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY everyone, hope your all having a wonderful day.
Well guess what was on the mat when I came home from work tonight, (no not flowers)

My wonderful partner surprises me with flowers throughout the year when I least expect them (like two weeks ago) here see (and this is only 1 of the 2 vases)

which I think is more wonderful than when he's expected to buy them. Not wanting to sound a misery, but as someone who dabbles in florist part-time, I am fully aware of the outragous cost of roses on this wonderfully romantic day, so don't insist that he buys them. He is however taking me out for a romantic dinner, and you never know he may surprise me again.

Anyway this is what I received:

Yes my Cat Stamps from 'Pink Cat Studio' - oh I'm so excited to give them ago, but i guess that will have to wait for the weekend.
Have a wonderful evening :-)

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Arty Gilrz Challenge - Stamping

This weeks challenge over at is Stamping. This weeks challenge is sponsored by Paper Artzy and one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a prize. Check out the link to see the fabulous prizes up for grabs.

I don't have many stamps in my collection yet, (but have been shopping online lately - and just waiting in anticipation for them to arrive). I do however have a few Penny Black Stamps that I just love and used one for this challenge.

I stamped 'Daisy Surprise' twice and embossed with 'Rainbow Crystal Transparent', and then cut out the 2nd rope and flower and fixed with a 3d pad. I used glitter on the flower (although it doesn't show clearly on picture) and used a sentiment that can be used for a variety of occassions.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, 11 February 2008

PTW - Simply Strips

Hi all, I've been busy all day making some cards for 'Marie Curie Campaign' and thought I'd give myself a break and participate in this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly.

The challenge is 'Simply Stripes' - quite self explanitory really lol! This weeks challenge is to use stripes on your project!

I used Pink Petticoat Papers (yes I know, Im sorry I use these alot but I have a massive stash)
Lilly image stamp and sentiment. Flowers and brads are from Poppicrafts. Purple spotty ribbon.

Here's what I made - thanks for stopping by :-)

Sorry picture a bit wonky !!

Marie Curie Campaign

I started making some cards for the Marie Curie Campaign today and heres a taster of what I made. (Sorry about the picture, light is not good today)
If you haven't heard about this campaign then you can check it out at its a wonderful cause and raises money for 'Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity'
please check out the website for more details, go on its a great way to use your creativity for a great cause.
I will set up a slide when I have finished all my cards and hopefully the pictures will come out a bit better than this one.
Happy Crafting

Friday, 8 February 2008

DCM - Paper Pesto Sponsored Challenge

Well here I am again and I've had a very busy day off work. (So much for relaxing!!) Well after spending most of the day cleaning, I have mananged to find sometime to make a card for this week challenge over at DMC, which I pleased about as I never had time for last weeks challenge.

Here's the Challenge:

This week dare is an extra special one! Paper Pesto are entirely sponsoring this weeks dare AND providing a spot prize for one of our lucky darer's too! We've chosen to work with a template for this dare, and the design team have used papers supplied by Paper Pesto in their January kit. The lucky winner of our Lucky Dip will receive a sample selection of the wonderful January kit as their prize.

Okay, so here's the tempting template we would like you to follow,

And here's what I made:

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Suzanne's Blog Candy

Suzanne over at has got some fab lola stamps to give away on a blog candy.

The challenge is to make a card with her favourite colour (lilac) on it.

Which is great, as I love lilac. So I used one of my favourite 'Penny Black' stamps and came up with

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Wednesday, 6 February 2008


Well I've been working hard tonight, as I want to get my piece finished for the 'Pinkie Pops Competetion over at 'Funkie Fairies Papercraft Blog' you have to make a card or other alternative using Pinkie Pops.

So I decided to decorate a can, and use it to store all my ribbons. I must say it took me a while, but I am pleased with the end result. But I have funny feeling I might be losing it to my mum at the weekend, as she's coming to stay and think she might just sneak it in her bag !!! I dont mind, I can always make another.

Anyway here are the rules:

As this is the 'Pinkie Pops' Competition the items you enter MUST be made with 'Pinkie Pops'There will be 2 catergories A Card catergory and An everything else art...scrapbook pages etc.Each contestant can enter up to 3 items into each of the 2 catergories.The winner from each catergory will recieve £25 and a place on Funky Fairys design team !!!EVERY contestant will recieve 1 FREE downloadable kit of your choosing from Funky Fairys Papercrafts! a thankyou for taking part :) So everyone will be a winner!THE RULES...(All comps just have to have rules dont MUST be made using 'Pinkie Pops'You can however add to that by using rubber stamps...embellies long as your items contain items from 'Pinkie Pops' (So quite easy really )After close of comp..ALL entries will be displayed in a comp gallery (which i shall set up as and when) with pics of cards...your name...and you blog addy (if ya have one)The closing date i will set for 1st March 2008...that way you have plenty of time.All entries should be emailed to me at mail@funkyfairyspapercrafts.comSubject heading.....Competition!Please state which catergory you are enteringalso state which free kit you would like :) Free kit offer will be good until close of if ya wanna wait till some more of the new stuff is avilable...then that fine...just let me know when you send your entry.Also iclude details of what items you have used to make your entry!!Each contestant is entitled to 1 FREE kit only....regardless of how many items you enter!So good luck Everyone :) Cant wait to see...n over your creations :))Happy Crafting!Shaz x

So here's what I made
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge


Well after that awful Thunder earlier that frightened me senseless, I'm pleased to say Im now alot calmer now !!! That I think has something to do with the large glass of wine and some crafting.

So I decided to have a go at the 'Funky Fairys Challenge' - RIP IT

I must say this is the quickest I made a card in a long time, but it was good fun. The ripping is pretty tricky, but I guess with practice it'll get earier.

So here's the challenge.

This weeks challenge ladies is to throw out them scissors LOL,
for this challenge i would like to see riping and tearing on your cards please ,
more the better dont be scared once you start its a whole new world LOL ,
so please join in and leave your comments here and we will come and look ,Good luck Dawnxxx

And heres what I created, simple but I like it. :-)
Thanks for stopping by x

Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge


Hi everyone, I attempted my first challenge today for 'Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge. This was great fun. Unfortunatley I dont have a cuttlebug machine, so I used my Monograms download from Pink Petticoats and carefully cut out the letters I needed. So I decided to make something for my wonderful mum (who's coming to stay for the weekend) I hope she likes it! Which also means I probably wont beable to do much crafting while she's here as it will be shopping, shopping, and more shopping.

Well here's the challenge

M is for Monograms

Today's challenge is a chance to dig out those rather large letters and put them to use on your project, stick 'em, paint 'em, distress 'em, it's up to you, just make sure they're large and link your creations in the comments to this post, so that we can come and see!
Remember, you can use any stash you like on any papercraft project and you don't have to have a blog to enter, just link us to your online creation or email it in and we'll add it to our gallery.
You have until 9am Saturday 9th February to complete this challenge and one lucky winner will be drawn out of the entries to win £10 in e-vouchers to spend in the

Here my card, ENJOY !!

And if you scrow down theres a little suprise !

Well Im off to pour myself a large glass of wine now, I need something to calm me down !! We have just have the most LOUDEST thunder I have ever heard in my life, oh my it frightened me out of my skin !!!

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Maisymarie's Findings - Challenge

Well I haven't been doing much today, another relaxing weekend after a stressful week. After viewing all the kind remakes left on my blog, (thankyou to everyone) I went over and viewed a few blogs and what wonderful work everyone does. I was very inspired by everyone. Thankyou.
But anyway this lead me to 'Maisymarie's Findings Challenge'
So I thought why not, another challenge for the weekend. And the rules were perfect, as I just love PINK + BLACK and I had just brought the new Cupcakes Download over at 'Pink Petticoat' so this was perfect timing.
So here is the challenge:
First ever card challenge is to create
Either a Thank You card including the following embellishments -
flowers & brads but not of the usual kind that you would reach out for-
try something different & feel free to use other kinds of embellies too !
Create any kind of card with shades of Black, Pink & White .
No limitation on card size or shape !
There you have it ! I trust you will enjoy having a go at it !
If you haven't checked out
then go ahead check it out, her works is wonderful and very inspiring.

Im sorry about the picture, didnt photograph to well at night (think I need a new camera)

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Thank Marieke

Thanks to Michelle at 'Poppicrafts', I got the link for the 'Jolly Apple Collection' by Marieke Vermeulen.

These are just great - bold, bright and beautiful papers and toppers. If you haven't seen them yet check them out here:
So this is for you Marieke, thankyou for the wonderful collection and for brighting up my day.

TILDA + CO CHALLENGE (Well So I Thought)

Well here I am again, what a good little Blogger I am !!!!

I decided to attempt my first card today for the 'Tilda + Co Challenge' - 'BABY
What I have only just found out, after going on to post my card, is that 1 of the rules is you have to use 'Magnolia Stamps'


So Im posting this anyway as I had so much fun making my first BABY card. I must admit that the little dress was a bit of a challenge, as Im not great at using my scissors (I think it turned out ok)

Well here's what I created, (went a bit made with pink) but I do love those girlie colours!!

Thanks for stopping by :-) x

Friday, 1 February 2008

Heart's Desire

Oh my I have been a busy little bee !!! 2 cards in one night !!

I'm on a roll, so and created this card for the: Papertake Weekly Challenge: 'Heart's Desire!'.

Please could we see some hearts (or a heart lol!) on your cards this week? Already done your Valentine's cards? How about doing a Wedding / Anniversary / engagement or birthday card! We don't mind which - as long as there's a heart or two...or three.....!!!

So I decided to do something easy, a style that Ive done previously (but not used on any challenge) as I have had a few glasses of wine now, and chilling rather nicely. If you have not read my previous blog, I can assure you I dont have a drink problem, just a hectic stressful week !!! :-)

Well here's my card - thanks for looking. (sorry about the colour, hasn't photographed as well as I wanted)

I used one of my many 'PennyBlack' stamps, using black and red textured card and glitter ribbon.

Have a good weekend
Tracie x

DCM - Red and White

Hi All

Its been a very busy week, and a very stressful one at that!! So when I came home from work I needed to relax. So first I poured myself a nice large glass of wine and after a while thought I'd have a go at this weeks 'Daring Cardmakers Challenge'.

I have visited the blog many times in the last few weeks, and seen all the lovely work everyone does, but have never managed to get any of the challenges done in time. So Im pleased that this is my first challenge (and you made it an easy one this week!!)

The challenge is to design a card using only RED AND WHITE on your cards- it doesn't have to be a Valentine themed card - it can be any theme- as long as use incorporate RED and WHITE on it.

So here's what I made:

I used a variety of red backing paper by 'Pink Petticoat' - doodle-icioys rainbow collection (which I love, yummy !!)

Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by.