Saturday, 29 November 2008

Sketch Saturday # 27 ~ Sponsored by WOJ

Morning everyone, well its that time again ~ I just don't know where this week has gone.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week ~ I just wish I had more time to visit you all, sorry !! I will try harder.

Ok so for this week there's an exciting prize up for grabs - kindly donated by Katharina at WOJ

Say hello to 'Herb with Bird'

And here's this week's fabulous sketch - wow Jo you really make these sketches so much fun !! Thanks hun :)x

I couldn't resist using my new stamp from the Magnolia Christmas & Winter Club Kit and thought I'd go with something girlie - yes you guessed it..... Pink !!! oh and a little green.

I'm off to work now, so will catch up with you later.

Have a fab day

Penny Black 25 ~ No Patterned Paper

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

Its time again for Penny Black Saturday Challenge and before I tell you about this weeks challenge, I'd like to thank you all for your wonderful entries to last weeks ~ Funky Christmas~ challenge, you all made some fabulous creations again and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.

We thought we'd challenge you this week to create some without using those gorgoeus patterned papers we always use ~ so get creative and have fun !!

For my card (although you can't see it in my pic) I have made a card using acetate and thanks to my friend Kath I was able to use her fabulous technique for the ribbon. I've embossed the white DP with snowflakes folder from Cuttlebug.

And here's the inside

We have another fabulous prize this week which I've donated ~some gorgoeus embellishment pack from Poppicrafts ~ if your interested why not take a peek and also look at all the wonderful card the very talented Design Team have come up with again this week.

Well I'm off to work again today, so will pop by a see you all later
Have a lovely day


Sunday, 23 November 2008

WOJ ~ Sketch by Heather

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend and not had too much snow ~ we had none :(

I'm not that sad really as its work tomorrow and I hate driving in the snow

After miserable weather today, I managed to get a little crafting done today. I can't show you them all though as some are for my DT work at Poppicrafts but these will come later..... and I'll back with the other card tomorrow.

Anyway enough rambling ..... here's my card for the fabulous sketch this week at

Why not pop over and see all the fabulous work by the Design Team again this week - wow girls you truely are amazing.

Say hello to Herb !!!

And here's a close of this cutie ......

Sorry about the poor photo quality again - I really hope Father Christmas bring me a new camera !! I think I've been a good girl this year, lol ~ well most of it anyway !!

Cardstock ~ Basic Grey
Image: WOJ ~ Herb
Mediums ~ Pro Markers
Filigrees ~ Eggstravaganza, Ribbon, Brads ~ Stash

Have a great week
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Fabulous Award

Hi everyone hope your all having a lovely weekend.
I am so overwhelmed to receive this fabulous award from my very good friend Jacqui

~ thank you so much hun its such a honour ~
Have you ever seen such an elegant award !!
And it has such a great sentiment behind it ~ here's it is:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Here are the 8 fabulous ladies that I'm passing this award to:

Have a great evening

Penny Black Challenge ~ Funky Christmas + SS 26

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Funky Christmas

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

Well its time for Penny Black Saturday Challenge and this week the theme is FUNKY CHRISTMAS. We'd like to see your christmas cards will a twist ~ using not your usual traditional cards. So go wild...... and have fun !!!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Monochromatic challenge last week - you all made gorgoeus cards.

This week we have 2 fabulous stamps up for grabs for one lucky winner, kindly donated by
~ Crafty Krafts ~

Well for this week challenge I just had to get out my Pink Petticoat ~ Funky Christmas papers, oh I just love these gorgeous papers ~ and of course I had to go with pink !!

The PB image was kindly sent to me by my good friend Tracy ~ Thanks hun, your an angel.

We hope you'll join in the fun this week
Happy Crafting


Sketch Saturday ~ Wk 26

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week ~ I am amazed at the response every week, it no wonder Jo's sketchs are always so great to work with. I want to apologise for not being able to visit you all ~ life is just so busy lately ~ but I will try harder.

Well Jo has created another fabulous sketch this week ~ thanks hun.

I had lots of fun with this sketch again this week and thought I'd get Charlie out of his packaging as i haven't had a chance to use him yet. Oh and what a pleasure it was to colour him ~ and I can't beleive how quick I put this card together this week.

I brought some new gorgeous Filigrees from Eggstravaganza (thanks for the link Bev) and really wanted to use some of them on my card, but realised I didn't have a snowflake punch big enough to place behind them, so went with some white flowers ~ well they sort of look a little like snowflakes, lol......

And here's a close up of the very cute Charlie..... don't you just love him !!

Cardstock: Dovercraft ~ Winter Wonderland
Image: WOJ ~ Charlie with snowballs
Medium ~ Pro Markers
Charms ~ Eggstravaganza
Flowers ~ Poppicrafts

Sorry for quick post but I have to work today, so will catch up with all later.
Have a great day

Monday, 17 November 2008

Magnolia v Stampative, WOJ + CCT

Hi everyone, hope our all well and having a good week.

I did a little crafting at the weekend for 3 challenges - wow I can't beleive it myself.

I have lots of new stamps and couldn't stop myself from having a little play, lol

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

There a great sketch this week and I just couldn't resist using one of my new stamps from the Magnolia ~ Christmas/Winter Club Kit ~

I think I should have coloured Tildas coat in a more darker red ~ doesn't really match the gorgeous ribbon ~ and as always thought about this after I put the card together, lol ...... and didn't want to mess it up - so will have to do this time.

Here's a Close Up

Cardstock: Basic Grey
Image: Magnolia ~ Christmas Club Kit
Medium ~ Prop Markers
Sentiment ~ WOJ
Ribbon, Brads ~ Stash


Well I didn't even have to think about this one, of course I had to go with PINK !!! and used one of my new gorgeous images ~ say hello to Teenage Lizzie, isn't she just fabulous.

And a close up
(sorry for the bad photgraphy skills)

Cardstock: DCWV ~ Rose Tinted Christmas
Image: WOJ ~ Teenage Lizzie
Medium: Pro Markers
Ribbon, Brad, Snowflake Charm ~ Stash
Flowers ~ Poppicrafts


For this card I used one of the really cute snowmen from Sugar Nellie - just love these beauties.

I've used an old sketch I think from FS, which I didn't have a chance to play so thought I'd give it a go now and really had fun with this one.

And here's a close up of this cutie snowman.

Cardstock: Papermania ~ A Wonderful Christmas Time
Image: Sugar Nellie ~ Snowman Juggler
Medium: Pro Markers
Sentiment: WOJ
Flowers, Brads ~ Poppicrafts

Sorry for such a long post, and thanks for stopping by.

Have a good week

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Sketch Saturday # 25

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

Sorry I'm late again with my card for Sketch Saturday - I just couldn't get a good picture last night, so had to give up... I'm still not sure this one is ok ~ but I had to go with it.
Jo has another fabulous sketch this week and also it Mariska's birthday today, so hope you'll all join me in wishing her a very Happy Birthday ~ hope you have a great day hun.

There's some yummy candy to be won again this week - so why not pop over and take a peek. The DT have all made such fabulous cards again - wow girls you amaze me every week with your gorgeous creations.

Well I used one of my new WOJ image for the Winter & Christmas collection ~ I just love these fabulous stamps and can't get enough of them

Say hello to ~ LIZZIE

I'm sorry Jo I messed up the sketch with the sentiment, after I threaded the snowflake onto the ribbon and tied the bow and fixed it to the card, I realised I had no room for where the sentiment should go - so had to improvise, lol

Image: WOJ ~ Lizzie with muff
Medium: Pro Markers, Stickles
Cardstock: Papermania ~ Ornate Snowflake Metallic
Ribbon, Pearl Gems ~ Stash
Snowflake ~ Krafy Crafts

Have a great weekend

Penny Black Challenge # 23 Monchromatic

Happy Saturday everyone, well it would be if I didn't have to go to work again today :(

Well its that time again for

This week we'd like to see your creations using either black & white, or different shades of one colour.

Why not pop over and see all the fabulous work by the DT - great work girls.

We have another fabulous prize this week, kindly donated from our sponsor Sir Stampalot.

If you've never visited their store before, I suggest you do they have a massive selection of PB stamps.

Well of course I had to go with PINK !!! And decided to go with a simple sentiment card again this week, had to make something quick as Im strapped for time. Hope its not too boring !!!

The gorgeous ribbon if you can see it ok, is from my very good friend Gill - thanks hun x

Sorry about the bad picture - I seriously need a new camera !!!
Maybe father christmas will bring me one this year, lol xx

Have a great weekend

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Friday Sketchers + Secret Crafters

Hi everyone, hope your all having a good week. I have 2 cards to show you today for 2 challenges.

My first is for Friday Sketches - I had lots of fun with this one and realised I haven't played along in a while.

This weeks sketch has been created by the very talented Kristine

I used my new Tilda from the Christmas Winter Collection - I ordered the club kit but haven't received it yet :( and was itching to buy this little beauty so I took a trip to the Glitter Box, lol

My 2nd card is for
Well it's my first time to join in on this challenge and will definately be back for more, lol
This week they have a fabulous sketch created by Wendy, pop over and check it out the DT have created some gorgeous work.

I used on of my favourite stamp from WOJ ~ Melinda Reading Book, she's coloured with Pro Markers and I glittered her wings stickles.

I glittered the embossed white DP with Glamour Dust - doesn't show very clear in the pic.

Have a great week everyone


Saturday, 8 November 2008

Sketch Saturday # 24

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week. Well its time for

Thanks to everyone who joined in on Coco's fabulous sketch last week - I hope you had as much fun as I did with it.

There's a fabulous prize this week kindly donated by the very talented Debbie

Jo has created another fabulous sketch for us again this week

Thanks Jo I can't believe how quick my card came together with this one, that's a first for me, lol

The DT has created some fabulous work again - so why not pop over and take a peek.

Sorry this another short post, but I'm off to work again today but will catch up with you all later or tomorrow.

Cardstock: Papermania ~ A Wonderful Christmas Time
Image: Sugar Nellie ~ Santa with Lantern
Mediums: Prop Markers
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly
Supplies: Stickles, Ribbon ~ Stash, Flower ~ Poppicrafts

Have a great day

Penny Black Challenge # 22 ~ Sentiment Only

Hi everyone, well its that time again

We thought we'd give a little to think about this week and ask for your creations to include only a Sentiment Stamp - NO IMAGES please !!!

We have fabulous stamp this week for 1 lucky winner, I fell in love with it when I brought it from our sponsor Sir Stampalot that I had to order one for little old me, lol !!!

The design team have created some fabulous work again this week, so why not pop over and take a peek.

Here's what I came up with:

I want to apologise for the lack of blogging this week, its so busy at work again and has not been a good couple of days.

My grandad has been taken into hospital again. When he was sent home last time we thought he was on the mend, but these past few days he's been getting worse.

So I want to aplogise in advance if I don't manage to get round to you all this week.

Cardstock: Local Craft Shop
Image: Penny Black
Supplies: Lace, Ribbon, Button ~ Stash, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts

Have a great day

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Sketch Saturday #23

Hi everyone, hope your all having a good week.

Well I'm finally here with my card for this weeks Sketch Saturday

This week the very talented Coco has designed this weeks sketch and what a fabulous sketch it is too. I had lots of fun with this one ~ Thanks Coco

Here's what I used:

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Boxer
Image: WOJ ~ Willow With Hot Chocolate
Mediums ~ Prop Markers
Ribbon & Buttons ~ Stash
Flower ~ Poppicrafts

Have a great week, TFL

Monday, 3 November 2008

DT Cards - Poppicrafts

Hi everyone, here's a peek at my 1st batch of DT cards for Poppicrafts, now that Michelle has uploaded them onto the gallery I can show you here.

All embellisments can be found at Michelle's fabulous shop -

Im sure you won't be able to resist all of the gorgeous ribbons, flowers, buttons, brads etc that Michelle has in stock. The new Christmas Kit is absolutley packed with gorgeousness, so why not take a peek.

This was a real challenge for me not to use any images of these card, but I had fun and that's what its all about.



Thanks for Looking
Have a great day