Saturday, 28 March 2009

Penny Black Saturday 42 ~ THINK SPRING & Sketch Saturday 44

Morning everyone, hope your all well and had a good week.
I want to say a Big Thank You to everyone for the lovely comments and emails you sent me over the last week... its so lovely to have such lovely blogging friends and all you kind words are so much appreciated... It's not been an easy week and although I've managed to help my mum sort out a few thing, I know this week is not going to be much better as there's so much to do and deal with... but your support is helping me get through things - so Thank You So Much

Well as its Saturday and time for another
'Penny Black Saturday Challenge'

This week we'd like to see you work with a Spring Theme.... lots of bright and gorgoeus colours came to mind for me when I thought of this theme, and I just had to use my favourite Kay Miller Deisgns - paper download.... and this cute little Chick that I am ashamed to say was inked up for the first time and is now over a year old... shame on me !!!

We have another fabulous prize this week, so pop over and take a peek.
The Design Team have all created fantastic work again this week.
Im looking forward to seeing your gorgoeus creations this week, but apologise now if I dont manage to get round to you all... what with everything going on.

Papers: Kay Miller Designs ~ Hey Girlfriend
Image: Penny Black ~
Medium ~ Pro Markers
Flowers & Buttons ~ Poppicrafts, Roses & Rafia ~ Hobby Craft


Jo has created another fabulous sketch for you all this week ~ and I can honesty say I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with this one.... but Im sure you'll agree it is a great ...

This week's prize is sponsored by

and what a fabulous prize it is too.... I just love these WOJ images...

The Design Team have worked all created some Magic again this week... and we'd like to say a massive thanks to the fabulous Dawn for joining us as Guest DT for the past two weeks, Im sure you'll agree her work is truley wonderful ~ Thanks Dawn xx

Well after much thought ~ here's what I came up with....

Papers: SU Pink Cardstock, Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet
Image: Magnolia

Flowers, Spacers ~ Poppicrafts (where else, lol) Lace, brads ~ Stash

Have a Great Day and Thanks For Stopping By

Friday, 20 March 2009

Sad News !!!

Hi everyone
I just wanted to let you all know I won't around much for the next week and so sorry I haven't been about much this week to comment on all your wonderful cards.
Sadly my dear Grandad passed away last night and it has hit our family very hard.. he hasn't been well for a while and I'm happy he is at peace now but it doesn't make it any easier on us all and we will miss him dearly.
The coming week is going to be a difficult one and I'll be spend some time with my parents who are coming down to stay to sort thing out.
Have a good weekend

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Sketch Saturday 42 ~ Sponsored by The Cutting Cafe

Hi everyone, hope your all having a lovely weekend, well I'm finally here with my card for

Thanks to everyone who joined last week with Ria's gorgeous sketch, hope your had as fun fun as I did.
Well Jo has done it again and created another fabulous sketch for you all this week.

There's another fabulous prize this week from

They're giving away 3 of their gorgeous downlaods, so why not pop over and take a peek.
My fellow DT buddies have all created fabulous work again this week.

Well I thought I'd never get my card finished last night... it took me forever and Im still not entirely happy.. I think someone has nabbed my MOJO, so please give it back... I'm getting so frustrated and really want to enjoy the finished result....

I started with these gorgoeus Dovercraft papers that I haven't used for ages and wanted to try something different... but I'm not happy... I think its the colouring, the pinks a bit dark... I love my Pro Markers but I really need some helpful tips...

I managed to decorate the inside of this one

Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Penny Black 40 ~ Sketch

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week. Wow what a fabulous response to our Recipe Challenge.. I guess you had fun, and from what I managed to see you all created wonderful work again... so thanks to everyone for joining in the fun.

We have a fabulous prize this week ~ from our new sponsors:

and the lovely Heidi has kindly donated a $25 gift coupon ~ click here to visit their online store. They have a fabulous selection of PennyBlacks and great postage for mailing to the UK.
And our lovely DT Domi is also on their Design Team.

Well this week we have a challenge for you.

Ok now I know Im not the best artist... so I hope you won't be disappointed

Thanks to my good friend and the very talented JO for creating my Pink Sketch, so your not all looking at a piece of paper with my hand drawn sketch ~ thanks hun xxx

Well Im not entirely happy with my card, and have not been feeling great this week with a touch of flu and having to still go to work :( I've not really been in the mood to craft, but of course I didn't want to miss out on taking part on my own sketch. So here it is ...... and I must admit it does look better in real life... my photo skills really need some work.. roll on the daylight, hopefully that'll help !!!

Dont forget to pop over and see all the gorgeous creations again this week by the fabulous Design Team ~ they truely are a talented bunch of wonderful ladies....

Well I think I've gone a bit overboard with the flowers this week ~ and you wouldn't believe the amount of times I chanced this card and finally came up with this... I had to stop myself from changing it even after I posted it... I was that unhappy !!! I don't know if it the BG papers that don't match the PB image, that I don't like...or theres too much PINK !! but Im afraid I ran out of energy and patience .... so it'll do for this week Im afraid.

Well I'm off to work again today, so will pop over and see you all over the weekend.
Looking forward to seeing your gorgoeus creations.

I'll be back later today or tomorrow with my Sketch Saturday card

Have a great day everyone

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Penny Black 39 ~ Recipe & SS 41 (Ria's DT Week)

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

Well its Saturday again and time for another
Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Wow another fabulous response to last weeks challenge, I guess you all enjoyed our 'Something To Eat' challenge and what yummy cards you all made...

So this weeks we have an nice easy one for you:

And we have another fabulous gorgeous prize for you this week,
kindly donated by our very own Kath:

I had to make a really quick card this week as its been such a busy week, so I hope its ok......

The Design Team have worked their magic again this week and created some fabulous inspiration for you ~ so pop over and take a peek.
Looking forward to seeing you gorgeous creations again this week



Well its another its time for another
and its DT week and it the very talented Ria's turn, and she has created a fabulous sketch for you all this week. I had so much fun with this one and even manage to get my card made early... for a change..
Ria has a gorgeous prize this week kindly donated by
I'm a big fan of these gorgeous papers, they have such a great selection of papers.
And here's Ria's fabulous sketch this week:

We'd like to welcome Shary as our guest designer who is joining us for the next two weeks ~ if you have not visited Shary's blog before then you are sure missing a treat ~ so what are you waiting for.
So for my card, I used one on the gorgeous WOJ images ~ Maid Charlotte, I just love this new image and had so much fun making this card ~ it's a shame my picture isn't so good.

I did manage to decorate the inside of this one..

The Design Team have all created some fabulous work again this week so be sure to pop over and see them too..

Well Im off to work today and have a really busy weekend ahead,
so will pop over and see you all next week.

Have a great weekend
Thanks for stopping by