Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sweet Stamping ~ Colour Combo

Morning everyone, hope your all well. Its a very wet Sunday morning here...and I don't believe I'll be going out much hopefully a little more time to craft after I've done the ironing :( not my favourite chore...although Im pretty lucky my OH is a dab hand at it and doesn't mind doing maybe I can put my feet up today, lol

Well I made a card last night for the new challenge blog
and its run by 2 of my blogging buddies: Emma & Jo
2 fabulously talented ladies who have become great friends over the past I wanted to give them both some support with their new challenge blog and join in the fun. Sadly I missed their 1st challenge last week as nothing was coming together, you know the way it's supposed gave up in the end ~ sorry girls.

This week they hace a gorgeous colour combo challenge and here's the guideline
You don't have to use Stamping Up! card stock/colours, as long as they are a close match!
Please use a minimum of 3 colours from the colour combo

Well I decided to use all 4 colours....although there's not much Olive green on my can see a little on the backing paper and on Henry Mouse....sorry about the bad picture, its been difficult to get a good one with it being so gloomy today.
Cardstocks: Basic Grey ~ Wassail
Image: WOJ ~ Henry Mouse with Lantern
Mediums: Pro Markers, Stickles ~ Crystal
Sentiment: SU ~ Season Of Joy
Supplies: Lace, flowers, brad, spacer pearls ~ Stash

If you pop over to their blog the Design Team have created some wonderful inspiration for everyone, and its so great to see such a range of styles by the girls.
I had lots of fun with this challenge girls, thank you very much.

Have a great day everyone

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Penny Black 77 ~ Sketch by Beth + SS 79

Oh wow what an amazing week its been....with our Christmas Blog Hop...lots of fabulous entries from you all with our Winter Wonderland Theme....gorgeous !!! And lots of lucky winners, all can been seen on the PBSC blog.
Now before I tell you about this weeks challenge, its time to anounch the winner of my
Christmas Blog Hop Candy
The winner chosen at random is Steph Honey Bootique
Congratulations Steph, please email me your address and I will get your goodies out to you.
Enjoy your Prize

Now onto this week, we have another fabulous challenge as our very own Beth has created a sketch for you all to play with ~ and a truely wonderful sketch it is, thanks hun xxx

I had so much fun with Beth's sketch and it came together to easily, as I knew straight away which image I was going to of my new Slapstick stamps and one of my all time favourite Christmas ones~ Caroling Trio. I ordered them from PB Stamps a few weeks ago and wow what a fabulouly fast delivery service I received too...only 4 days, yes 4 days..all the way from America....better then our post here in the UK.

Image: Penny Black ~ Caroling Trio
Mediums: Prop Markers + Stickles ~ Crystal
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Papers: Bo Bunny ~ Tis The Season Treasure, Glitter Paper
Tools: Snowflake Punches
Supplies: Ribbon, Pearls, Brads + Spacers ~ Stash

We have anther fabulous prize this week
15% discount voucher
The Design Team have all worked their magic again this week and created some fabulous inspiration for you pop over and join in the fun.
I want to say a massive thanks our November Guest Designer Debby for all her fabulous cards over the past month, its been a real pleasure having you join us and we sure are going to miss you hun.....Thanks Debby xxxx

Happy Crafting


Its time for another Sketch Staurday and another of Jo's fabulous sketches.....thanks to everyone who joined in last week with all your gorgeous creations.
We have another fabulous prize this week from

I've flipped Jo's sketch so I could use another of the fabulous images from the Winter range at WOJ, I'm so loving these gorgeous images and just brought some of Henry mouse too...naughty I know, lol but they are the keep an eye out as they're be coming to my blog soon.

I seem to be using a lot of red and blue on my Christmas cards this was not just happend...but I'm really loving this colour combo.

Images: WOJ
Sentiment: WOJ
Mediums: Pro Markers, Stickles ~ Crystal
Papers: Basic Grey ~ Figgy Pudding
Tools: MS Boarder Punch ~ Embossed Snowflakes
Flowers, Pearls ~ Stash

The Design Team have all created some fabulous inspiration for you again this week, so why not pop over and join in the fun....come on those christmas cards won't get done
I want to say a massive thanks to Bev for joining us as Guest Designer in November, its been fabulous seeing all your stunning cards every week and am sure going to miss you.
Well the sun is shining today...which is a first in a while, so a great opportunity to take the little monkies (Molly & Lucy) out for a walk in the woods.....I'm sure they're going to get up to they always do, but they have fun !!
Have a great weekend everyone

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Penny Black 76 ~ Christmas Countdown Blog Hop

Morning everyone and a Happy Saturday to you all.... Im very excited...about today challenge and I'm sure you will be too when I tell you....but first I'd like to say thank you to everyone who joined last weeks Christmas for the Boys challenge, fabulous cards from you all again.

Now onto this week's challenge and not just any old challenge....we hope you are going to join the Penny Black Saturday team in a real fun week with lots of prizes to be won in our...
First of all the theme for this week's challenge is
as always you can create a card. altered etc...the only RULE being that you use at least one Penny Black image or sentiment

Here's my creation this week....a little simple and small...but I'm being to love it....and how could you not love these cute little mice...

Now it's time to get in the festive mood.....and the prize for this weeks' challenge donated by our lovely teamie Carole
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder

And that's not all.....we have lots more fabulous prizes to be won this week......each member of the Design Team have a little special parcel of goodies to give-away to one lucky winner

And here's my prize........

A selection of Christmas Penny Black Images

A selection of Embellishments

I will be make a little bag to put your goodies in....just didn't have the time this week, so you may find a few little extra in there...

To be in for a chance to win My Christmas Candy, enter your card for this weeks challenge onto the Penny Black Blog and then please LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE with a link to your work.... and I will pop over and see you....and you never might just to be the lucky winner of my candy.

And there's more.....YES MORE......we have a little competition for you this week and our sponsors have very generously donated some fabulous prizes for our can see all the prizes and there's lots and lots of wonderful pop over and join in the fun
Here's what you need to do.....enter a card for this weeks challenge and solve the little teaser we have set for you.....
Here's my 2 letters for you to collect...
Now pop over to all my Teamies blogs including our lovely Guest Designer for this month Debby......solve the puzzle and then e-mail your answer to
Entries will close at midnight GMT on Friday 27th November
and all the lucky winners will be announced next Saturday
So get creating and I'll be popping over to see you once you've left me a message...
From All the Girls on the Team can we say a very big thank you to all our sponsors for their ongoing support and fabulous generosity......
and I'd also like to say a MASSIVE thanks to Kath and the DT girls for all their hard work they put into PBSC every week and to our wonderful Guest Designer this month..Debby
Thanks Girls
I hope you'll find the time to join in the fun this week

Have a great day

Sketch Saturday 78

Morning everyone, hope your all well......and had a good week.....well its Saturday so time for another one of Jo's gorgeous sketches at

I've flipped the sketch this week to make my card as I wanted to use one of my new WOJ Winter images....

And I thought I'd make something a little non-traditional and go with my favourite.....PINK

Cardstock: DCWV ~ Christmas Multi Stack
Image & Sentiment: WOJ
Mediums: Prop Markers
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Pearls & Roses ~ Stash

This weeks sponsor is Quixotic Paperie

So why not pop over and join in the fun this week and check out all the fabulous work from the Deisgn Team this week...outstanding..and of course Bev's fabulous creation.

Have a great day and I'l be back later with this weeks PBSC and a very exciting challenge we have in store for you....with lots of fun.. and lots of prizes.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Penny Black 75 ~ Christmas for the Guys + SS 77

Morning everyone and a happy Saturday to you all...hope you've had a good week.
Well its Saturday so that means its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.....great take from everyone on last weeks Song Title/Lyrics seeing all your gorgeous entires.

So onto this weeks challenge:
This one I thought would be I don't often make mens cards, so find it pretty challenging...but hey its a challenge every week...and funny enough this one came rather easy...
Cardstock: Dovercraft ~ Winter Wonderland
Image: Penny Black (sorry unsure of the name) ~ given to me by a friend
Medium: Pro Markers
Tools: Martha Stewart ~ Embossing Snowflake
Supplies: Star Brads ~ Poppicrafts; Pearls ~ Stash

We have another fabulous prize this week from our sponsors

$20 Voucher to spend in their store

Well Im looking forward to seeing what you all create and dont forget to pop over and check all the fabulous inspiration from the Deisgn Team.

We have something very exciting happening next week on PBSC so be sure to pop over and have some fun.

Happy Crafting


Well its time for another Sketch Saturday....hope you all enjoyed Debbie's fabulous sketch last as I did....thanks Debbie.

And after a little rest last very talented Jo is back with another gorgeous sketch

I thought this weeks sketch was perfect for Herb ~ WOJ (one of last years Christmas images)....I just love him and forgot how much fun he is...

Cardstock: Bo Bunny ~ Tis The Season Treasure & Stripe
Image: WOJ ~ Herb with Teacup
Mediums: Promarkers
Tools: Nesties ~ Scalloped Cirlce
Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Charm, Fibre, Spacer, Pearls ~ Stash

We have another fabulous prize this week from:

The design team have all created some fabulous inspiration for you all again this why not pop over and take a peek.

Hope you'll join in the fun this week.

Have a fabulous weekend

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Penny Black 74 ~ Song Tilte/Lyrics + SS 76 ~ Debbies DT Week

Morning and a happy Saturday to you all.....hope your all well

Well its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge and we have a good one you this week. But first I'd like to say thanks to those who entered out WHITE on WHITE challenge last week...the cards were amazing.

So onto this week challenge:
We'd like to see you base your card this week around your favourite Song Title or Lyrics from a song.....I know this may be a little tricky but Im sure your all going to have fun thinking of those favourite tunes...

We have some EXCITING NEWS this week, well you know we have been looking for Guest DT's well this week we have our first.....and I'm sure most of you will know this wonderful lady..... who creates the most fabulous cards, with so much attention to detail..
Give a big welcome to our Guest Designer for November:
Debby has created a fabulous card for her first week, and we all look forward to seeing what she comes up with next to blow you all away...Thanks Debby xx

Well here's my card for this weeks challenge.... I didn't base it on my all time favourite I dont think those cute Hedgies will go with any of Bon Jovi's songs....I did try though...believe me. So I have created a card in mind of one of my favourite Christmas Songs


Im not entirely happy with my card this week, as Ive tried to create a little scene... I guess I should stick to what I know.....

We have another fabulous prize for you this week from our sponsor
Clair & Sharni

I bet your humming those favourite tines right now...trying to think of how to create your card...I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Dont forget to pop over and check out all the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team...and see what their favourite tune is...

Happy Crafting



Its that's time again for another challenge at Sketch Saturday and today we have a real treat for you. Debbie has created this weeks fabulous sketch...and a wonderful one it is too, I had lots of fun and will definately be using this again

I decided to get out my old favourite Tilda from last year... she is so sweet and always reminds me of Little Red Riding x I'm sorry Debbie...dont have any oval nestie...somthing I need to put on my Christmas list I x

This weeks sketch is sponspored by

who are giving away 2 adorable stamps fromInky Impressions

I'd like to give a big welcome to BEV who is joining us as Guest DT for the month of November ~ Im sure you all now Bev but if you don't follow the link to all her fabulous won't be disappointed as Bev is known for her Fantastic work and its always a pleasure to visit her and see her gorgoeus creations.

Dont forget to check all the other DT's work, who have out done themselves again and created some fabulous inspiration for you all ~ way to go girls xx

Well I'm hoping to get a little crafting done today, as I have some time to myself so best make the most of it and get some cards made.

Have a fabulous weekend