Saturday, 30 May 2009

Penny Black 51 ~ Sketch by Domi + Sketch Saturday (Happy Birthday)

Morning and a happy saturday to you all... hope you've all had a good week and been enjoying the sunshine the last few days, it was a glorious day yesterday here in London.. just a shame I had to go to work... well never mind the weekend is here and its going to be beautiful.... lots of sunshine !!
We have a special challenge for you this week at Penny Black Challenge but firstly thanks to everyone for joining in last week with all your gorgeous Recipe creations...

So this week we have a fabulous
And we also have a wonderful prize this week from PB STAMPS ~ $15 voucher for one lucky winner and what a treat you will have spending your voucher at this fabulous PB online store that has a vast variety of old and new stamps.

Something a little girlie for me this week after my colour card last week... so here's my PINK creation with Domi's fabulous sketch.

We hope you'll join us this week and look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations. Don't forget to pop over and check out all the wonderful creations by my fellow DT girlies...
I apologise for my lack of blogging the past few days.... had a few PC problems.. but thankfully now all sorted and will catch up with you all in the week.


Cardstock: Dreamland Flowers
Image: Penny Black ~
Mediums: Pro Markers
Sentiment: WOJ
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Lace, Spacers, Pearls ~ Stash

Have a wonderful weekend

Wow can you believe its been a year since the very talented Jo started this fabulous blog and what a year it has been... I'm so proud to be a part of such a fabulous DT and have made some wonderful friends.
We have a special treat for you this week by way of thank you to all our loyal blogger. Each DT has put together a small package of 'Secret Party Candy' for one challenger. So thats 10 Candies up for grabs..... Please visit their blogs and leave a message on their post (with a link to your work) but you are only eligible to enter ONCE and you must take part in this weeks challenge...
We want to thank Sketch Saturday Challengers so this is only op to SS Entrants (we will be checking!!)
Good Luck everyone

And here's Jo's fabulous sketch:
This week has been sponsored by

and Sandy has kindly donated this fabulous Birthday prize for 1 lucky winner.

And not only that, but 1 lucky winner will also receive an extra special prize, "Nap Time" which is one the new stamps disgned by our very own Sandra Dry! This stamp won't be released until 6th June... so a little surprise is in store for the winner.
Thanks Sandra xx

So here's my wallet card which will be filled with some lovely goodies for one lucky winner.... sorry we have to keep the prize a secret....

I used another new image from The Greeting Farm from the Hope & Grace set....I am falling in love with these wonderful stamps.... they are just the cutiest and such a joy to colour.... best get saving to buy some more, lol.....



Cardstock: BG ~ Wisteria
Image: Greeting Farm

Mediums: Pro Markers

Tools: Nesties

Supplies: Ribbon + Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Rose Buds + Pearls ~ Stash

I'm off the see my mum & dad today and my sister will be visiting too ... so lots of sisterly shopping is on the agenda I think ~ Clothes & Shoes..... not crafts..
And hopefully some time to sunbath too.

Enjoy the sunshine & have a fabulous weekend

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Penny Black 50 ~ Buttons Galore + Sketch Saturday 52

Morning everyone, hope your all well and had a good, I'm so glad its the weekend.. and an extra day off work too ~ nothing better..... more time to relax and maybe a little crafting too.

Firstly I want to say a massive apology to everyone as I set the date wrong when scheduling this post and it went out too early ~ I was up till the late Wednesday night/Thursday morning finishing it as I knew I wouldn't have much time to do it on Thurs/Fri evening... and I think with feelin rather sleepy I set the date wrong... ooppsss .... I corrected it but it had already been out a few hours so I apologise to all my fellow DT girls on PB & SS and to Jo & Kath (so sorry)

Well its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge and we have a fun one for you this week... Thanks to everyone who joined us last week and all your gorgoeus Recipe creations.... I apologise I didn't get round to you this week... was out gallivanting Thurs & Friday night, so no time to blog.... a first for me in a while out 2 nights in a row... so I'm scheduling my post on Wednesday night ~ and can you believe I manage to make my card in time..

Anyway onto this weeks challenge:

Now we want you to get creative with those buttons... so get you thinking caps on... and I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations
Now you may need some Sun Glasses for this one.....

Thought I'd try something a little different this week and use some of these gorgeous buttons I brought in a massive bag from my local craft shop over a year ago.... I knew they'd come in handy one day.

We have another fabulous prize this week:

We hope you'll join in the fun with us this week and don't forget to pop over and check out the fabulous inspiration by the very talented Design Team


Papers: Basic Grey ~ Marrakech

Image: Penny Black ~

Mediums ~ Pro Markers

Supplies: Flower ~ Poppicrafts, Lace + Buttons ~ Stash

Enjoy the weekend


Wow where has the week gone... don't know about you but I am gald it the weekend and a long Bank Holiday weekend too, yeah !!!!! Well as its Saturday again we have another of Jo's fabulous sketch. Thanks to everyone that joined in last week with all your gorgeous creations.

This weeks sketch is sponsored by

And here's this week sketch:

Well there were a lot of decisions this week which image to use on my card as I ordered some new stamps last week by The Greeting Farm and also received my new WOJ Summer Kit..... but I just had to use this little cutie 'Fairy Chloe'... I brought her with a voucher that my good friend Mariska sent me for my birthday ~ thanks hun xxx

Sorry for the bad picture, haven't had a chance to take a good picture in the daylight... but will try again and repost later. Isn't she just the cutiest.... I've used my favourite BG ~ Bittersweet papers and added a couple of Poppicraft flowers and spacers.

The Design Team have out done themselves again, so please pop over and check out their fabulous work.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and will catch up with you soon.


Cardstock: Coredinations ~ Pink, Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet

Image: Greeting Farm ~ Fairy Chloe

Medium ~ Pro Markers

Tools: Nesties ~ Labels 1

Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Lace, Spacers, Charm ~ Stash


Saturday, 16 May 2009

Sketch Saturday 51 ~ Sponsored By All That Scraps

Afternoon everyone ~ sorry for the late post this week.
Well its time for another of Jo's fabulous sketches at

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week and hope you can join us for more fun this week. Why not pop over and check out all the fabulous work by my DT buddies, they truely are a talented bunch.

For my card I've used some new gorgeous papers I brought last week by Basic Grey ~ Wisteria... they are so yummy and couldn't resist a little purple this week and a good opportunity to use some of my gorgeous satin ribbon from Poppicrafts and to ink up the fabulous 'Anya' one of my birthday pressies....

We have a fabulous prize this week

"A warm fuzzy place to indulge your passion for scrappin"
You can now get your hands on their wonderful new May releases, and they currently have a fabulous Overstock & Discontinued Sale on at the moment, offering you 25%-50% off!! Not only that, Christine is offering a wonderful prize this week!....any CC design stamp set, or 4 individual CC design stamps of the winners choice!
what a great prize, and very generous...thank you so much Christine! xx

We have a new Guest DT for the next 2 weeks... the lovely Janneke, and if you dont know Janneke's work then pop over to her blog and check out all her wonderful work.

We hope you can join us this week and look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations
I'm off out now, so will catch up with you all tomorrow

Have a great weekend

Papers: Basic Grey ~ Wisteria
Image: Anya
Medium: Pro Markers
Tools: Nesties
Supplies: Rafia, Lace, Roses ~ Hobby Craft; Ribbon & Flowers ~ Poppicrafts

Penny Black Challenge 49 ~ Recipe

Morning everyone ~ sorry for the late post this morning.... just couldn't get it together last night to schedule my post and had a few problems this morning. But I'm finally here and hope your all well and had a good week.... well as its Saturday and time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week with all your gorgeous colour creations.
We have another fun & easy one for you this week

We have a fabulous prize this week
kindly donated by Wendy at

This cute little bear

So why not pop over and join in the fun with us this week.
The Design Team have all created some fabulous work again this week
Have a great weekend

Papers: Nitwit Collection

Image: Penny Black

Medium: Pro Markers

Supplies: Button ~ Basic Grey; Lace & Pearl Stone ~ Hobby Craft; Flowers ~ Poppicrafts


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Friday Sketchers 51 meets Stamp Something ~ Pink

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a good week... well I can't believe I found some time to join in a challenge this week (and not a DT card).

Friday Sketchers has a fabulous sketch this week by the lovely and very talented Carole and so I couldn't resist having a little play ~ and to support my friend too..

I also saw that Stamp Something has a fabulous theme this week ~ Pink~ well how could I resist this one too.... it is my favourite colour, and my friend Marcea is on the DT so thought it was about time I played along as its been forever since I joined on of their challenges.

So here's what I came up with:

I've used my favourite elements on this card.... BG papers ~ Bittersweet, Tilda, Poppicraft Flowers, Pearls, Rafia and something new too.. I found these gorgeous Pearl Wires (Im not sure thats the right name, lol) at Hobby Craft and then realised after, like a nut I am sometimes, that I have a stash of these in my Floristry toolbox from when I used to do my Flower Arranging... what a wally I am.... all this time hidden in a box for no one to see ... well they've seen the light now, so Im sure you're be seeing more of them again soon.

And if you want to see something more gorgeous.... then pop over to Friday Sketchers & Stamp Something and check out all the fabulous work by the DT's.

Thanks girls ~ I had lots of fun joining in this week.

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet

Image: Magnolia ~ Tilda in Cherry Dress

Medium: Propmarkers

Sentiment: WOJ

Supplies: Rafia, Pearl Wire, Rose Buds (Hobbycraft), Flowers (Poppicrafts)

Have a great evening

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Penny Black Chllange 48 ~ Black, White & 1 + SS 50

Morning everyone.... so pleased its the weekend and you know what that means its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge and we have another fun challenge this week. Firstly thanks to everyone who joined our Shapes challenge last week ~ we all love visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations.

This weeks challenge is:
We'd like to see you use the colours Black, White + 1 other.... and the choice is yours, so have fun with it.

We gave a gorgeous prize this week kindly donated by our very own Carole ~ thanks hun.

I made a card for my friends birthday so wanted to try and make something a little classy.... I hope I've created it with this one....

The DT have all created some fabulous work again this week, so why not pop over and join in the fun with us.....

Paper: Pink Petticoat ~ Sweet Flourishes
Stamp ~ Penny Black
Supplies: Lace, Doily, Charm, Flowers, Pin ~ Stash

Have a great weekend


Well its time for another challenge but first I'd like to say thanks to everyone who joined in on Debbie's gorgeous sketch last week and wow what a fabulous response too... I guess you all love Debbie's sketch as much as we all did.

Here's this week's sketch

I really enjoy these challenges every week and can't believe how time has flown as we're at week 50 already... almost a year since Jo posted her first sketch.
This weeks prize has been kindly donated by Heidi from

And one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to spend in her online store

I thought I'd give the Pink a rest this week as I so often us it and I'm sure your all getting sick of seeing so much PINK so here's my creation of Brown, Yellow & Blue.....

I brought some new online digi papers this week from Nitwit Collection, they have a lovely selection of gorgeous papers and are very resonable priced too... which is always a bonus.... these papers are from the 'In The Meadow Too' range. And considering there's no pink on my card... Im loving it as much.

I'd like to say a massive thanks to Jacqui for joining us as Guest DT it's been a pleasure having you join us and sure everyone will agree ~ your work its truely an inspiration, so thanks hun.

The DT have all created some fabulous work again this week so why not pop over and join in the fun with us this week.

Papers: Nitwit Collection ~ In The Meadow Too
Image: WOJ ~ Kneeling Willow
Supplies: Flowers & Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts; Lace, spacers, pearls ~ stash

Enjoy the weekend

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

And The Winner Is .........

AND THE WINNER IS..............

Wow thank you so much to everyone who entered my blog candy and for all your lovely birthday wishes, I enjoyed reading them all.

The winner chosen using Random Generator is .....
No. 172
Congratulations, please email me your address and I will post your goodies out to you.

Thankyou again to everyone who entered and for stopping by my blog

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Birthday Blog Candy

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Hello everyone, its time for some BLOG CANDY to celebrate my Birthday on the 28th April
As I've been meaning to do this post for over a week Im going to be running it a week past my birthday to give everyone a little chance of joining in and everyone is welcome.

Here's a list of the goodies you can win:
Forever Friends ~ Hugs & Cuddles Paper Pack
x2 spools ~ Rafia ~ Pink & White (10m each)
Papermania ~ Foam Letters
x4 spools ~ Organza Ribbon ~ Pink, Blue, Lemon, Lilac
36 Mini Brads (Papermania)
Shimmer Dots ~ Pink
Adhesive Stones ~ Pearl
x2 Tea Roses ~ Purple, Cream
Pearl Hat Pins
Bag mixed Flowers (Poppicrafts)
I will be adding a litter something extra ~ but thats a SECRET for now ... hehehe....

To enter my blog candy, please leave me a message on this post with a link to your blog and if you want to be in for MORE of a chance to win all you have to do is spread the word on your blog and be listed on my Followers List and I will enter you name TWICE


Friday, 1 May 2009

Penny Black 47 ~ Shapes & Sketch Saturday 49 ~ Debbies DT Week

Morning everyone, hope your all well and had a good week. Firstly I'd like to say a massive THANK YOU for all your Birhtday wishes and for all the wonderful gifts and cards I received from my fellow friends... I sure have been spoilt this year and am going to have lots of fun with all my new creating goodies.. I'll pop back later to share with all some of the gorgeous cards i received.

Well its saturday and time for another Penny Black Challenge... sorry Im late with my post this morning, had to wait to get a picture in daylight as I was still finishing my card this morning..... well thanks to everyone that joined us last week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge ~ lots of wonderful creations again.
This weeks challenge is

We'd like to see your creations include at least 3 different Shapes(but not including your card and backing paper) any shapes... square, rectangle, circle, heart, etc.....
We have a fabulous NEW sponsor this week

PB Stamps is an online store based in the US and has a fabulous collection of PB stamps including the old vintage cuties and lots of new ones too
PB stamps is giving 1 lucky winner a $15 voucher to spend in their store.

I tried tp create a quick card last night, as its been a real hectic week and have not had anytime to craft.... I decided to use the yummy Pink & Green colour scheme like my Magnolia card last week... love the BG ~ Sugared Paper which I started with and ended up with this..........

Love this cute hedgie and after a few adjustments this morning... I'm finally happy with my card.
Hope you can all join in the fun this week, so why not pop over and check out all the fabulous creations from the DT again this week.

Have a great day



We have a treat for you this week, its DT week which means its the very talented Debbie's turn to create this weeks sketch... which is a fabulous one too... and I'm sure you're all going to have as much fun as I did....

We'd like to welcome Jacqui who is joining us for the next 2 weeks as Guest DT, and we are so glad to have her join us.. Im sure most of you will know fabulous work.. so your all in for another treat..

This weeks prize has been sponsored by Denise from Wimsey Stamps

Again I had to throw my card together last night... late again... nothing unusual there for me,lol But had a few problems and after a little adjustment here and there... I finally came up with this.

My fellow DT buddies have all created some wonderful work again this week ~ so why not pop over and take a peek.

Have a great weekend