Saturday, 31 January 2009

Sketch Saturday 36

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good day, and wrapped up warm.... it is so cold her today, they say we're going to get snow tomorrow.... well that sounds great coz I'll be snuggled up a home having a crafting day after working another 6 day week..... so I think I deserved a day of relaxing ........ and what better way than a little crafting.... As long as it melts by Monday morning.

Well I'm finally here with this weeks

Wow what a fabulous resaponse to last week's sketch, thanks to everyone who joined in

Jo has created another fabulous sketch for us all this week:

And this week there's another fabulous prize kindly donated by Paula at

So I thought I'd ink up one of my cute stamps from Pollycrafts ~ Billy 'Daisy Chain'

And the inside ~ which Im still managing to do.....

Cardstock: Dreamland Flowers
Image: Pollycrafts ~ Billy 'Daisy Chain'
Meduim: Pro Markers
Supplies: Flowers ~ Prima, Buttons & Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Penny Black 34 ~ Circle Card

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

Well its time for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge but before I tell you about this weeks challenge I'd like to thank everyone who joined in last week, and wow what a massive response we had too. We all loved seeing your gorgoeus frame cards.

So this week challenge is:

We'd love to see more of your gorgeous creations by making a circle card, or you could make a tag, altered art, etc... as long as you include at least one PB image

Pollycrafts are our sponsor this week and have kindly donated this fabulous download:

Well I got out my trusty Nestabilites and created this teeny circle card with one of my favourite and the first Penny Black stamp I brought when I starting crafting a little ove a year ago.

And here's the inside:

I kept it quite basic this week, as I didn't have much room to work with ~ but I hope you like it.

Image: Penny Black ~ Buzz In The Air
Medium: Pro Markers
Supplies: Nestablilities, Flowers ~ Prima, Buttons & Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts

Well again Im off to work again today ~ no rest for the wicked, hey !!! lol
But I'll pop over and see all your gorgoeus creations later
Have a fabulous day

Monday, 26 January 2009

Poppicrafts ~ Design Team Cards, Awards & I've Been Tagged

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share with you my latest addition of Poppicrafts DT work, all can be seen on the Poppicrafts website ~ where you can also see all of the fabulous crafting goodies Michelle has in stock ..... there's some fabulous new stock.... paper kits, blooms, brads, spacers, and so much more, so why not pop over and take a peek... HERE and don't forgot to have a look at all the other DT work, these girls are truely inspirational....


I received this fabulous award from Helen ~ thanks hun its such an honour.

And now I have to pass it on, and as always it is very difficult as there are so many of you that I would love to give this too, but here goes:
I dedicate this award to these fabulous ladies as they have all become such great friends and all have big hearts

I also received these two fabulous awards from the very talented and goreous Holly ~ Thanks Hunnie

Now I have to pass these onto 5 people ~ so here goes
Now I know some of you ladies have received the first one already, but I'd like to pass them both to you all:
Big Hugs

Sunday, 25 January 2009

A Couple of Cards

Afternoon everyone, hope you're all enjoying the weekend and having a restful Sunday.

Wow I can't believe I haven't joined in any challenges for over 4 weeks now.... only having the time to do DT cards.....which I'll be back with later of my last addition to Poppicrafts.....

So last night I sat down and thought I'd have a go at a couple of challenges:

I really should make more time to join in these challenges, I really do love these gorgeous stamps and they DT always provide such fabulous work. Anyway this week they have a fabulous sketch, which I had so much fun with ~ thanks girls.....

Oh I love this little Henry ~ isn't he a cutie.... and this card I made for someone very special who's birthday is coming up soon.

And here's the inside & back

Papers: Dreamland Flowers
Image: WOJ ~ Henry Party Mouse
Mediums: Pro Markers
Sentiment: WOJ & SU
Supplies: Flowers, spacers, brads ~ Poppicrafts, Ribbons ~ Stash


This is the first time I've joined this fabulous challenge ~ and this week they have a gorgeous receipe for everyone. And a gorgeous prize for one lucky winner..... why not pop over and take a peek.
2 ~ Papers
1 ~ Button
3 ~ Brads
1 ~ Ribbon/Bow

The papers are 2 designs of the Scarlet Letter range ~ oh I just love these papers and thought they would be perfect for a Valentines card for my OH. The buttons and brads are all Basic Grey ~ just not sure which range (sorry) !!! The red ribbon is from my stash, but the red fibre is BG ~ Figgy.

I also decorated the inside of this one too.....

The sentiment on the front and inside is from Pink Petticoat ~ Old Fashioned Girl

And here's the back

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Scarlets Letter
Images/Sentiments: Pink Petticoat ~ Old Fashioned Girl & SU
Supplies: Velvet Ribbon, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Brads, Buttons, Fibre ~ Basic Grey
Tools: Nestabilities ~ Labels 2

Have a great everyone
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Penny Black 33 ~ Frame It + Sketch Saturday 35

Hi everyone, hope you're all well and had a good week.

Well it's that time again for Penny Black and before I tell you about this weeks challenge, I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who joined us last week - wow wow wow I was overwhelmed with the response to our Dotty challenge - and it was so great to visit you all and see all your gorgoeus creations.

Thanks you so much to you all for your support and dedication in our challenges.

Well here's this weeks challenge:

We want to see you feature a frame in your work, of course you can create anthing you like ~ card, atc, altered arts ~ the choice is yours ~ Just have FUN !!!

Although I came up with this theme/or was it Tracy ~ oh I can't remember.... anyway I found it a little tricky at first and thought OMG what have I done setting this challenge ..... but after a little thinking and playing around I got there - thanks to my faithful Cuttlebug & Nestabilities...

I'm afrad I cheated this week and used a sticker... come to think of it I think I used one last week ~ oh well it made my card a little quicker..... and I just love these cute froggies...
I'm so excited as we have a New Sponsor this week

We have $15 voucher for 1 lucky winner
they are also offering 10% DISCOUNT to all entries of our challenge between Sat 24th - Fri 30th
All you have to do is quote this code: PB10
If you haven't visited there store you will be amazed, they have a fabulous range of gorgoeus crafting goodies and of course our favourite Penny Black stamps, so pop over and take a peek.... and take advantage of your 10% discount...

Don't forget to pop over and see all the gorgoeus work form the Design Team this week ~ they truely are inspirational..... way to go girls !!!!

Papers: Local Craft Shop ~ Sorry Don't know the name of them !!
Image: PB ~ Stickaroo
Supplies: Lace ~ Hobby Crafts: Flowers, Buttons, Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts


Hi everyone, wow what a fabulous response to Jo's sketch last week - I guess you all loved it as much as I did ~ Thanks to everyone who joined in.
Well we have a wonderful treat for you this week as this weeks sponsor is Emma Lockley ~ Stamping Up Demonstrator. And here's the gorgeous prize:

And not only that ~ Emma is offering 10% off to everyone (excluding P&P) for this week only, all the details can be found on Sketch Saturday.

Well here's this weeks fabulous sketch ~ Oh wow Jo you truely are amazing and one very talented lady........

Oh I had so much fun with this week's sketch and thought I'd ink up my new stamp Daisy ~ Sugar Nellie, that can be found at Funky Kits, isn't she a cutie.....

All embellishments (apart from the lace) is from Poppicrafts ~ just love these new spacers.

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Sugared
Image: Daisy ~ Sugar Nellie
Medium: Pro Markers
Suppliers: Lace ~ Hobby Crafts: Flowers, Spacer, Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts

Well I have to work again today, so will pop over and see you all later.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Penny Black 32 ~ Lets Get Dotty & Sketch Saturday

Hi everyone, yes I'm still here.... just no time to craft again last week.
I haven't been feeling that great again, so have been trying to rest as much as possible.

So I apologise now for not been able to get round and visit you all, I will try harder this week, but thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments left on my blog - they've really cheered me up and are my appreciated.

Well its time again for this weeks:

This week we want you all to go Dotty mad, this can be on paper, ribbon, embellishments ... anything really - just have fun !!!

Thanks to everyone who joined last week and wow what a fabulous response there was to Kaths colour challenge.

I used a new Pink Petticoat download ~ Mini Little Big Dots, I just love these papers.... I've been making some Valentines card for Poppicrafts a few weeks, which you'll get to see in a couple of days.. and really wanted to follow with my Red & Black theme - just love this colour combo....

Well I'm sure you'll guess - but I'll tell you anyway, all the embellishements can be found at Poppicrafts - why not pop over and see Michelle's fabulous new range of crafting goodies.

This week I thought I'd decorate the inside of my card, I really love this idea as it really finishes the card off - lets see how long I can keep this up.... lol, I always do the back of my card (just never show it)....... but love how the inside personalises the card..

We have another fab prize up for grabs this week, kindly donated by Kath:

6 x 6 Paper Pad from Paper Cellar
Black Magic.....Core'dinations Pad

so be sure to pop over and also take a peek at all the gorgeous work from the Design Team this week - they truely are inspirational.


Well its time for another one of Jo's fabulous sketch, and Im sure you're going to have as much fun with this weeks gorgeous sketch as I did.

Thanks to everyone who joined last, what an amazing response

Here's a sneek peek at my card this week

And here's Jo's gorgoeus sketch this week:

I've just my new WOJ ~ Daisy Celebrating Duck image, just loving these new images and can't wait for the new Spring Stamp Kit, which Katharina is taking pre-oders here, but don't delay.....go take a peek.

Well its a little different to my first card - thought I'd go with a pastel look to compliment this gorgoeus image - the papers are by Daisy Bucket Designs and I only picked them up at my local craft shop yesterday, but couldn't wait to have alittle play - yes I know I was still making my DT card last night - nothing unusual there, lol
And here's the inside:

Well Im off to work again today, so will catch up later.
have a great day everyone


Friday, 16 January 2009

Hi everyone, hope your all having a great day.

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your well wishes, and thank you to 3 very talented ladies who gave me this fabulous award: Helen, Pauline & Caryn

Thanks girls xx

If you haven't visited these their blogs before, then what are you waiting for... they all have some gorgeous creations.

Now I have to pass it on to 5 people, and as always I'd love to give it to you all - but I chose these ladies as they are always there to encourage me in whatever I do and have all become really great friends - so this is for you girls......

Have A Great Weekend

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Penny Black # 31 ~ Pink & Brown + Saturday Sketch 33

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a good week and been wrapping up warm in this cold weather... roll on the summer I say, I really hate the winter, it always make me feel lazy...

Well its that time again for.....

Thanks to everyone who joined in our embossing challenge last week, wow what a great response ~ it was so lovely to see you all back with more gorgeous creations... Im just sorry I could get round to you all.

Kath has set this weeks colour challenge ~ thanks hun, love this colour combination and had lots of fun with it... we have a fabbie prize again this week to pop over and take a peek.

I can't believe after such a busy week and no time to join any challenges, I threw this card together so quick on Thursday night... The image was kindly given to me by my dear friend Tracy ~ thanks hun xx

Check out the Design Teams work this week ~ they have created fabulous work again

Cardstock: local craft shop ~ sorry cant remeber the supplier
Image: Penny Black
Mediums: Pro Markers
Lace, Flowers, Brads ~ Stash


Thanks to everyone who joined in Emma's fabulous sketch last week and wow what a fabulous response, I guess you all enjoyed it as much I did.
Well this week Jo has created another gorgeous sketch.

This weeks Sponsor is Pink Gem Designs:

And they are offering this adorable stamp:

I decide to get out my old faithful Sugar Nellies, I just love these cuties and haven't use them in a while so it was great to have a little play...

I realised I've used the same lace on both cards... oopps !!
Don't forget to pop over and see all the gorgeous cards made by the Design Team this week.

Cardstock: Basic Grey
Image: Sugar Nellie
Medium: Pro Markers
Lace, Flowers, Buttons ~ Stash

I'm off to work again today so will catch up with you later

Have a great day

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Penny Black 30 ~ Embossing & Sketch Satuday 32


everyone, hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas and santa was good to you all.
I got lots of lovely pressies, although no crafting goodies - but that's not so bad as diamonds are better, lol.....
I warn you this is going to be a long post ~ so I apologise now...... SORRY !!!

Well its it the first challenge of the new year for

We thought we'd ease you in gentle with something simple
We have a gorgeous stamp this week ~ kindly donated by Paula at Pollycrafts

As i missed out on the Multifold card before Christmas, I thought I'd challenge myself this week... and when I started this card I didn't think it would turn out so Festive looking - so I apologise, I wasn't meant to be... honest !! But I do love it !!

I didn't fill in the hidden message as I thought I'd wait till I send it !!
Dont forgot to pop over and check out all the fabulous cards by the Design Team, they surely have made some gorgoeus cards again for us....

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Scarlets Letter
Image: PB Sentiment
Supplies: Blooms ~ Prima & Poppicrafts, Pearls & Brads ~ Stash

Well this week its the very talented Emma's turn for DT Week and what a fabulous sketch she had created this week ~ Thanks Emma I had lots of fun with this one....

I kept my card simple this week as didn't have much time to make it, works so busy and we're looking at moving to a new home soon so have been house hunting, and I'm please to say the one we're looking at this afternoon seems promising... so fingers crossed.....

I've used the gorgeous new download from Pink Petticoat ~ Old fashioned Girl..... just love this download, it has a great selection of papers and images for Valentines, so thought I'd get a head start as it'll be creeping up on us shortly...
Don't forgot to pop over and see all the gorgoeus work from the DT and Emma is also offering this weeks prize... so don't delay....

Ok almost done ..........................

I received this fabulous award before Christmas from the very talented Poppy ~ thanks hun, its truely an honour to receive such a fabulous award from you, I love it..

Now I have to pass it on ~ so I'm awarding this to all my DT girls at PBSC ~ ENJOY !!
A little thank you for all your hard work to Penny Black ~ I couldn't have got through 2008 without you girls... looking forward to 2009 !!!

Ok I'm done.......thanks for staying with me, lol

Well I'm off to work this morning for a few hours, so will catch up with you all later.

Have a great day