Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Hi Everyone just wanted to post a message to all my blogging friends and wish you all a

Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Hope you all have a wonderful time with your families, and that Santa is good to you all this year, as Im sure you all deserve a little something nice....

Thank you to you all for your wonderful comments over the past year, they are so much appreciated and the wonderful friendships I have made mean so much.


Looking forward to catching up in the new year.

Lots Of Love

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Im Still Here !!!

Hi Everyone hope your all well.
Just a little post to let you know I'm still here, I've been unwell for the last week so haven't been about to do any crafting and I apologise for not visiting you all - I do miss visiting your wonderful blogs and see your gorgoeus creations.
I'd also like to say a Big Thank You to you all for your lovely comments and hope to be back soon.
Have a lovely weekend all

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Sketch Saturday 29

Yes I'm still here !! Just a litte late with this weeks DT card.
Thought I was feeling better Sunday, after a restfu weekend.... but like a thunder bolt Monday morning I felt worse... and have been laid up bed for the past 2 days.
And then tonight I realised like a twit I'd forgot to upload my card.
Thanks for all your support to Mariska's gorgoeus sketch last week, especially at this busy time of year... as we are all so busy its so great to see so many of you join in.
Well Jo has produced another fabulous sketch this week - hope you have fun with it, I sure did !!

And here's my card:

Cardstock:Basic Grey ~ Wassail
Image: Sugar Nellie ~ Santa
Mediums: Pro Markers, Stickles
Supplies: Lace, flowers, brads, charms ~ stash

Don't forgot to pop over and see all the fabulous work by the Design Team

Have a good week

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Penny Black 27 - Receipe 3,2,1

Hi everyone, hope your all having a good weekend.

Well I'm finally here with this weeks
Penny Black Saturday Challenge card - sorry I'm late, its just been another mad week at work and home, and to top it off I haven't been feeling myself all week .... so I've no inspiration to craft. And thats another reason why I've not been online much last week - sorry !!

But I did manange to find some energy and time this afternoon, to make my card - although I cheated a little and used a stickeroo...

Before I talk about this weeks challenge, I'd like to say a massive thanks to Beth for her gorgeous sketch last and thank you to you all for participating - hope you had as much fun as I did.

Ok so this weeks challenge is :

Receipe: 3...2....1
We like to see your creations using: 3 Flowers, 2 Papers + 1 Ribbon

Ok I know it looks like I haven't used 3 flowers but I did honest !!! I layered the Prima with 2 flowers (one is sheer and glittery) and added the brad to make 3 - hope this is ok !!

Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations - and dont forget to pop over and see the fabulous work from the Design Team.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Penny Black 26 - Sketch by Beth + Sketch Saturday 28

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week - loving all your 'no patterned papers' creations and wow what an amazing turn out.

We have some sad new on PB this week - the very talented Becky is leaving us and this week will be her last week. I'd like to wish her all the best for the future and thank her for all her hard work, dedication and gorgoeus creations she has contributed to the blog.
I'm going to miss you lots hun !!

Well onto this week challenge
The very talented Beth has created us fabulous sketch ~ thanks hun I had so much fun with this one.

We have some yummy candy this week kindly donated by Becky - thanks hun !!

I haven't had any time to craft this week - apart from my DT work and can't beleive how quick I made this card - it just came to together to nicely !! Which is something that doesn't happen often, lol

Anyway here's my card:

Cardstock: Last year (sorry can;t remember who from)
Image: Penny Black
Mediums: Pro Markers
Supplies: Ribbon, blooms, gems ~ Stash

Don't forget to pop over and see all the other DT's work - they are truely amazing !!

This week it DT week and its the very talented Mariska's turn - if you haven't visited Mariska's blog I suggest you do, she makes some gorgoeus cards.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week - I loved visiting you, just sorry I couldn't get round to you all.

There's another fabulous prize this week - Pink Cat Studio have kindly donated this gorgoeus set of stamp

And here's Mariska's fabulous sketch this week - thanks hun I had lots of fun with this one.

I thought I'd make a funky christmas card this week and what better paper to use than the fabulous Pink Petticoat range combined with this very cute Lily from Pink Cat Studio

Pop over and take a peek at the all the fabulous creations from the other DT - way to go girls !!

Cardstock: Pink Petticoat
Image: Pink Cat Studio
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Blooms, Ribbon, Brads ~ Stash

Well thankfully NO work today !! Yeah !!
Instead I'm off to visit my mum and we are going to a craft fair 'Crafts for Christmas' at Burghley House - I've been really looking forward to it all week, and can't wait to have a noisey at all the gorgoeus crafting goodies others make.
Sorry for such a long post.
Have a great weekend and will catch up with you next week

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Just for Fun !!!

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week and it's not too cold !! Its freeeeezing here - although I'm glad we've had no snow !

I made another card at the weekend and for the life of me I can't remember now what challenge it was for - so this one going down as
'Just for Fun'

Haven't done that in a while !!

I used on my the cutie Tilda's from the Christmas & Winter Club Kit and coloured her with my faithful Pro Markers. I'm really loving the none traditional Christmas Cards this year - it's so refreshing to make something different and of course its all my favourite colours.

Enjoy the rest of the week
& Wrap Up Warm !!

Thanks for stopping by

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