Saturday, 29 August 2009

Penny Black 64 ~ Christmas

Morning everyone and a Happy Saturday to you it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks to everyone who joined in on our Stitching challenge last week...gorgeous creations from you all again and some fabulous stitch work too.

So onto this weeks challenge:

We know its only August.... but we all need to get started on those Christmas cards... well I do thats for sure. So a nice easy one again for you all this week.

I had to create something quick again this week, as the puppies are being a bit of handful due to the bad weather we've they've not been able to play in the garden much...and their both being naughty in the having to keep my eye on them constantly... the little rascales.
I love love making Christmas cards... I remember when I first starting crafting almost 2 years ago...I started with Christmas cards and it always brings back such happy memories of being so chuffed with myself for a creating my own cards....sounds silly now but it always makes me smile. So now I've started my festive juicies may be seeing alot more from now till December...but I think a little Christmas shopping spree is in build up my stash.
I love this adorable kitty and thanks to my good friend Tracy I was able to make my card with him... thanks hun. And ofcourse what better papers than my favourtie festive Basic Grey ~ Wassail and a little raffia.

Oh no I just noticed that whilst rushing to colour this cute kitty I've messed up the bottom balloon...naughty me !!!!

We have another fabulous prize this week from our sponsors:

Happy & Cool

The Design Team have outdone themselves again this week and created some fabulous inspiration for you all.... and very festive too.... thanks girls, you truely are a talented bunch. So if you want to join in the fun then pop over see us.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend everyone
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Penny Black 63 ~ Stitching

Hi everyone and a happy Saturday to you all... so nice to see the sun shining for the past couple of days, hope the weather holds out for the weekend ... it my OH birthday on Sunday and hoping to have a BBQ with some friends.

So another week and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge... thanks to everyone for your gorgeous creations last week with our Colur Challenge, so great to see so many of you joining in.

So onto this weeks challenge:

A nice easy one for you all....and its entirely up to you how you interpret your stitching... Hand, Sewing Machine or even Faux Stitching.... just have fun !!!

We have another fabulous prize this week:

Well its been another busy week with the puppies so I've not had alot of time to had to throw something together quick last night and here's what I came up with....

Not entirely happy.. but its Pink!!! so it will do for now.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday last week.... loved this sketch but didn't have time to make my DT card, so couldn't resist using it this week... Hope you don't mind Jo x..... and as I cacn't find the cable to my lovely little sewing machine I had do a little faux stitching.

Here's what I used:
Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Lemonade Paper Pad
Image: Penny Black ~ Squeeze 'til I Squeak
Mediums ~ Pro Marker
Sentiment ~ SU
Supplies: Rose Buds & Lace ~ Bunny Zoes Crafts, Flowers ~ Poppicrafts, Pearls ~ Stash

The Design Team have all created their magic this week and given you some fabulous why not pop over and take a peek.

I'm meeting up with my mum and aunt today....their popping over to see Molly & Lucy and then we're going out for some lunch...looking forward to catching up.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and manage to find some time to craft

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Penny Black 62 ~ Blue, Tan & Cream

Well I'm finally here with this weeks card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Colour Scheme, but before I show you my card I'd like to thank everyone for joining in with Beths Fabulous Sketch last week... and what gorgeous creations you made... and seems you had as much fun as we did.

So onto this weeks challenge

I've used my favourite hedgie this week and knew she'd be perfect for this gorgeous colour scheme....and gave her a pale blue hat with a cream flower with a little glitter. The cute hat charm I received for my birthday from a special friend and have been saving it to use on a special card.. and thought this one would be appropriate.

We have another fabulous prize this week from the lovely Jacqui at

Fabulous October Afternoon Papers.....AlphabetsDie Cut Stickers....Bazzill Cardstock and Rubber Charms

My fellow Team mates have all created some fabulous inspiration for you again this week, so why not pop over and take a peek.

I'd like to wish my teamie Jacqui a big congrats on her new beautiful grand-daughter Sienna, sending you love to all the family.

Well the sun is still shining here so off to the garden now to play with my babies Molly & Lucy.... I brought them some new toys today.... hopefully to stop them chewing everything in the house... I not sure there's much hope of that... one can only hope, lol

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Molly & Lucy

Hi everyone, hope your enjoying the weekend... I have no cards to show you yet today but should be back tomorrow with my PB & SS cards... been a bit busy this past week and that's due to our 2 little babies .... well puppies really... and here they are......

Molly & Lucy

Here they are playing the garden this evening... I can't believe they've been with us a week already, how the time flys and its been a pretty manic week too. They're 13 weeks old and can be little minxies sometimes... Molly (on the left) is a little smaller then her sister Lucy (on the right).. but knows how to stick up for herself as Lucy can be a little bully sometimes... but playful with it.... and so adorable too.

I feel like a proud mamma... ok I know they not children but I dont have any of them myself so these are my little babies... and just as much of a handful at times.
Im so pleased we decided to get them both as they are so much company for each other and have so much fun playing in the garden together.

Well I best get going.. I hear them calling for their dinner.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend


Saturday, 8 August 2009

Penny Black 61 ~ Sketch by Beth & SS 63

Morning everyone and a Happy Saturday to you all... so nice to see a little sunshine yesterday, just hope it lasts the weekend.

Well its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.... thanks to everyone who joined us with our Summer Challenge, and some fabulous work from you all again.
We have another fabulous challenge again for you this week
our very talented Beth has created a wonderful sketch for you all to work will

I had lots of fun with this one ~ thanks Beth.... and chose to use this very cute PB stamp ~ Bees & Bunny. I'm afraid the colour on my picture hasn't come out very well... the card is very Purple but with little light to take my picture last night the purple looks a little blue (will try to upload in the week with a better pic)

We have a fabuloous new sponsor this week

And they have kindly donated £20 gift voucher to spend in their wonderful online store.
1-2-3 Stitch is a fabulous online store based in the US and has a fabulous selection of PB Stamps... you will be amazed at how many... I was in my element when I popped over and checked them out.. they also have a gorgoeus range of crafting goodies.. so why not pop over and check them out.

My fellow Design Team ladies have all created some fabulous inspiration for you again this week so why not come over and join in the fun.

Hi everyone its so good to be back with you all again... had more techincal problems again last week so couldn't join in... sorry to have missed out on Sandra's fabulous sketch.
Well we have another fabulous sketch this week by the gorgoeus Jo

And another fabulous prize, kindly donated by

£25 gift voucher for 1 lucky winner to spend at their fabulous online store.

I had to make a quick card for you this week, as I haven't had much time to craft this week... but I'm pretty happy with the end result.. although its not how I planned.

I love this sweet Tilda and of course I just had to create something Pink .. well you know me.. what more can you expect, I know I'm so predicable.. it's pretty sad, lol xx

The design Team have all created some fabulous cards again this week, so why not pop over an join in the fun.


We its a big day for us today as we're off to pick up
Molly & Lucy ~ 2 cocker spaniels puppies... only 12 weeks old... and they are just adorable.

I think I'm the more excited....a big kid at heart really... and Im sure you're all smiling now reading this, lol...or thinking omg 2 puppies... are you mad !!!

So Im not sure how much blogging Im going to be able to get done over the next few weeks/months but will be sure to try and pop over and visit as many of you as possible...

But I'll be sure to pop back soon with some picture for you all.

Have a fabulous weekend