Monday, 27 October 2008

I've Been Tagged - 3 times

I've been tagged by my blogging buddies Claire, Michele, Debbie, So now I have to tell you some weird & random facts about myself and then pass it on to 7 other people.

Here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of the post by leaving their names as well as links to theirblogs.

4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok so here my weird & random facts:

1. I confess that I have a bit of OCD - ok more than a bit....... and the worst has to be that the toilet roll has to be placed in a certain way - and that is the paper has to come from the top and not the bottom - I don't know why but it does. And when I go other people's house, if its the wrong way I have to chance it - yes I know what your thinking........ how weird is this girl - freaky or what !!

2. I freaked out when I turned 30 - I don't know why and that was some time ago, as I'm now slowly approaching 40.... and you know I really dont care !! I still feel like I'm in my 20's

3. I'm a very fussy eater - and if I don't like the look or smell of something I won't try it - whatever anyone says !! Thank god my OH is the same.

4. I run my own business with my OH working for the local housing association - and I'm over worked and under paid, lol..... its not easy and just wish I could win the lottery and give up work - if only !!! lol

5. I'm addicted to crafting, and think if I don't start selling my cards soon - my house is going to be over run with them....

6. I love Greys Anatomy (on Living TV) and have all series on DVD and have probably watched all the series over 20 times.

7. Like most I love anything chocolaties, sweet or anything thats not good for me.

Well that's a few things about me that you probably didn't know - hope it wasn't to boring for you.

And now I pass this to the following - sorry girls !!!

Pauline C

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sketch Saturday # 22

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week.

Well it's that time again for Sketch Saturday, and Jo has another fabulous sketch this week for you all to work with. The DT have made some wonderful cards again this week, so pop over and take a peek.

I'm sorry this is a quick post today, but I'm off to my mums for the weekend - so will catch up with you next week.

Cardstock: DCWV ~ Rose Tinted Christmas
Image: WOJ ~ Carol Singing Charlotte
Medium ~ Pro Markers
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Ribbon, Snowflakes ~ Stash

Have a great weekend

Penny Black Challenge # 20 - Bump In The Night

Hi everyone, wow its week 20 already of Penny Black Saturday Challenge - can you beleive where the time has gone. Thank you to everyone who joined in our ATC challenge last week, it was so lovely to so many entries and such wonderful creations form you all.
Well onto this week challenge:

As the night are drawing in and Halloween is approaching, we'd like to see all you wonderful creations on the theme of Halloween.
I had a go at making a Stair Step Fold Card for this weeks card, I fancied doing something different and as I had some yummy foam sticker from Hobbicrafts this design was perfect for them.

I apologise for the bad photography skills, but this wasn't an easy card to photograph and just couldn't get it right.....
Well Im off to my mums for the weekend, so will catch up with you Sunday night and next week.

Cardstock: Pollycrafts ~ Halloween Download
Image: Penny Black ~
Medium ~ Pro Markers
Foam Stickers ~ Hobbicrafts

Have a great weekend


Friday, 24 October 2008

WOJ + Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I wanted to make a card for my mums birthday next week and when I saw that the fabulous Nikki was celebrating 30,000 hits and asking everyone to make a PINK card - I couldn't resist, of course its my fav colour and I knew my mum will love it.

You can find Nikki's Candy Here

Nikki theme came from the inspiration that October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I lost my cousin to Leukaemia over 10 years ago, he was only 18 yrs old. Unfortunately its a sad fact that cancer effects us all, to those dear to us, but we can help by clicking on the link above

Squish a Boob, Save a Life !!!

If you love Magnolia Stamp they have released their Pink Range and with every stamp purchased approx. 41p will go directly to Breast Cancer Awareness (donated directly by Magnolia).
Why not take a peep at these gorgeous stamp

My card was also based on this weeks WOJ Challenge - Sketch By Heather

Thanks Heather for such a wonderful sketch.
I used my new WOJ image ~ Willow with Umbrella and coloured her with Pro Markers

Have a great weekend

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Happy Autumn Award

Morning everyone, hope your having a good weekend
I had a lovely surprise this morning when I received this fabulous award from my fabulous friend Tracy - Thanks hun, you've made my day.......

Now I have to pass it on to 6 fellow friends - which is always hard, as there are so many of you that I would love to pass it too.

Have a great everyone xx

Saturday, 18 October 2008

WOJ Challenge + Friday Sketcher + CCT

Well what a lazy day I have had - after a really busy and horrible week, its been so nice to sit and relax and do a little crafting... and I got to make a card for 2 challenges:
Then realised - Thaks to Andrea that I can also enter my card into this weeks

I used my new papers from Basic Grey ~ Boxer
Im so in love with these... and what a fabulous selection too... can't wait to have a go with the rest. I used my new multi-punch by Dover Craft to make the circle ~ a bit tricky but I got there in the end.
All the DT for all challenges have made some wonderful cards - so pop over and take a peek.
Thanks girls for such great challenges xx
Have a great weekend, TFL

Sketch Saturday # 21

Hi everyone, well its time again for Sketch Saturday - and Jo has come up with another fabulous sketch again this week.

I love this sketch and had lots of fun - I know I say this every week, lol ..... but it's true !!!
I used one of the gorgeous WOj images - Melinda Reading Book
She's been coloured with Pro Markers and a little glitter for her wings....

I want to apologise for the lack of blogging from me lately, I have so much going on at work at the moment and family comittments - I'm finding it hard to keep up.
I would like to say a big thank you to you all for your wonderful comments and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit me.
Have a great weekend, TFL x

Penny Black Challenge # 19 - ATC

Morning everyone, hope you've had a good week.
Well its Saturday and time for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
if you've never made an ATC before the rules are simple - just pop over to our blog and find out more. We have some fabulous sticker for 1 lucky winner this week - so we hope you'll join in the fun. Don't forget to check out all the fabulous work again this week from the DT - thanks girls, lol xx
As always Im making my on Friday night, lol - so threw this together, no entirely happy !!! But hey ho, its done now..... but I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

This adorable hedgie was sent to me by my good friend Tracy - Thanks hun.
He's been coloured in Pro Markers and a little glitter added to the stocking.
You might notice the wonderful emelishments from Poppicrafts new Xmas Range - why not pop over and take a peek.... You won't be disappointed.
I apologise to those of you that I didn't manage to visit last week - works so busy at the moment, I never seem to find the time to do everything lately...
I'll try harder this week.
Have a great weekend all

Monday, 13 October 2008

Polly Crafts Challenge # 1

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

Im excited to tell you all about a new challenge blog that launched today that my good friend Tracy is part of the Design Team.

The first challenge has a little twist to it ~ which makes it more fun

There's a fabulous prize this week called

She is just the cutest teddy ever - so if you fancy a challenge pop over and take a peek and whilst your there take a look at all the wonderful cards by the DT - why to go girls !!!
Well I only have a few of Paula's wonderful downloads and nothing appropriate for this challenge so I just had to pop over and buy this cutie download - I couldn't resist, lol

And whilst I was there I had to order some of her new range of fabulous stamps too - I know you say - more stamps !! but they are cute.... and now I can play along again, lol
Well here's my card, I kept it simple - to keep the limelight away from this cute bear !!!
I cut the away the greeting around the image as I started to use a 12 x 12 card and realised the image would be too big - dooh !!!! Anyway I think it turned out ok.
He's been decoupaged - but its not clear in the pic.

I glittered the embossing which was a new technique for me - thanks to the wonder Pat at my local craft store. I painted on the liquid glue - let it dry so it went sticky (about 15mins) and then sprinkled Glamour Glitter over it - that easy !!!

Cardstock: Dovercraft ~ WInter Wonderland
Image: Polly Crafts - Download
Sipplies: Ribbon ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat

Have a great week, TFL

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Sketch Saturday # 20

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week.

Well its time again for

and Jo has come up with another fabulous sketch - thanks hun
I had lots of fun with this one.

Thanks to everyone, who joined in last week - its so great to see all the wonderful creations

I had a chance to have a play with my new stamp: Sugar Nellie - Santa with Tree
Isn't he adorable !!! He's been coloured with Prop Markers - which Im getting the hang of - finally !!!

All the embellishments are some new stash from Poppicrafts - the new Christmas Caddy so yummy and is jammed packet of fabulous, blooms, brads, buttons, and ribbons - why not go and take a peep !!!!

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Cardstock: DCWV ~ Christmas Multi Stack
Image: SN ~ Santa with Tree
Mediums: Pro Markers
Emellishments: Poppicrafts


Penny Black Saturday # 18 - Thanks A Bunch

Oh my I can't believe we are at week 18 already, where has the time gone..... Thanks to everyone who joined in with my sketch, Im overwhelmed by the amount of you that played along - and what fabulous creations too.

So onto this weeks challenge

Thanks A Bunch

We have a fabulous download from Tinker & Co and the DT have all come up with some fabulous cards again this week - so why not go take a peek.

Why is it when you try to make a quick card, it never goes to plan.... well I had one of those making my card last night.... well it finally turned out ok, I guess !!! not completely happy with the result, but its too late to make another now.
Hopefully I'll have more time to play the weekend, and try to get ahead for next week... well you never know miracles could happen, lol x

Well unfortunately I have to go to work again today, so will catch up with you all later.

Have a great weekend

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Sugared + Papermamia ~ Pink Flush
Image: Penny Black
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Lace + Button ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Hi Everyone, hope you all having a good week.

Oh Im so excited...... I have some fabulous news that I can now share with you...... I have been asked by the fabulously talented Michell of Poppicrafts to be a part of her design team for the shop. And of course I said YES, YES, YES !!!
Its so great, as Im a massive fan of all her fabulous gorgeous embellishments - and looking forward to creating something different !!!!
Here's the rest of ther fabulous Design Team:

Have a great evening

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge - Sketch

Hi everyone, hope your having a good week. Wow there are so many fabulous challenges to do now I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up - but here's one I made on sunday

They have another fabulous sketch this week - and I can never resist a sketch, lol and as I've not had a chance to do the SK challenge for a while I thought I'd give it a go. They also have another fabbie prize and the DT have made some gorgeous cards - so go on... take a peek !!!
Here's my card:

This is the first time I used this gorgoeus image ~ he's been coloured with my Pro Markers and matched these gorgeous papers i picked up last week from my local craft shop - Sorry not sure who they are by.
Have a great evening, TFL

Cardstock: Local Store ~ sorry don't know by who ???
Image: Sarah Kay ~
Mediums ~ Pro Markers
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Charm ~ Krafty Crafts, Lace ~ Stash


Sunday, 5 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday + A Spoon Full of Sugar

Well Im back with another card and this one is for two challenges

There's some fabulous cards by all the DT on both blogs - so be sure to check them out.
I had lot of fun with this sketch ~ thanks Camilla

This is my new stamp: Whipper Snapper ~ All Tangled Up
He's such a cutie and I've been waiting for him to come in stock for so long, so was pleased when he came through my door yesterday.
And couldn't resist colouring him in for challenge at CCT.

Have a great evening, TFL x

Cardstock: Daisy Bucket Designs
Image: Whipper Snapper
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Lace, Snowflakes ~ Stash, SFlower ~ Poppicrafts,
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly


Lily Of The Valley - Sketch

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good day. Although it's been a miserable wet day here - it's been a good day to craft, so I've been playing with some new stamps and thought I'd enter a few challenges. I'll show you more later.....

Firstly I wanted to take part in a new challenge blog

Lily Of The Valley

They has a fabulous Sketch by the very talented Nikki ~ and a great for one lucky winner ~ Guest Designer for 2 weeks

Go check them out now ~ the Design Team has come up with some gorgeous work.

I haven't played with these lovelies since last christmas, so had lots of fun with this one - thanks girls for a fab challenge xx

Have a great evening ~ TFL

Cardstock: Lily Of The Valley
Image: Lily Of The Valley
Supplies: Flower ~ Poppicrafts, Ribbon, snowflake ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Stash (can't remember where its from)


Saturday, 4 October 2008

Sketch Saturday # 19 ~ Pink Angel !!

Morning everyone, hope you've all had a good week.

This week at Sketch Saturday it's DT week and this week Gill has designed our sketch and what a fabulous sketch it is Gill - I had lots of fun with this one, thanks hun.

There's a fabulous Whiff Of Joy stamp kindly donated by Gill for lucky winner - thanks Gill.
I've used one of my Whiff of Joy stamps this week, as I just love these stamps at the moment and had an idea of what I wanted to do - which is so not me usually, lol And couldn't resist going with girly - PINK !!! Hope you like it.

The DT have all made amazing cards again this week, so be sure to pop over and visit their blogs.

I apologise for being such a BAD blogger last week, works been so busy - it's been tricky to keep up. I promise to try harder this week.

Im off to work now, so will catch up with you all later
Have a great day x

cardstock: Papermania
Image: Whiff of Joy ~ Blowing Hearts
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Flowers, ribbon, buttons ~ Poppicrafts, Lace ~ Stash



Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week.

Well it's saturday again and you know what that means - yes its time for Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sketch #3

And this one was designed by little old me !! My first sketch !! Hope you like it.

We have another fabulous prize this week kindly donated by our sponsors Sir Stampalot - Ice + Snow.
The DT have come up with some amazing creations again this week - thanks girls. And Tracy is back this week with a card - welcome bach hun, its good to see you crafting again.
I'm sorry I've been a BAD blogger last week - work is so busy I'm getting no time to craft either - I promise to try hard this week.
I really need to sort out my photography skills - or get a new camera !! I wish !! Sorry the pic is a bit dark, it really doesn't do my card much justice.

Thanks to Jo for my new watermark - I love it, big hugs to you hun )))xx

Cardstock: Papermania + Basic Grey
Image: Penny Black
Supplies: Flowers, ribbon, buttons ~ Poppicrafts
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly

Have a great weekend