Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Hi folks just a quick late post from me. I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so am going to grab some hot drinks and stick my feet up in the hope that I feel much better in the morning! I just wanted to quickly pop on for Whats on your workdesk wednesday, yep its a bit of a mess!.....

On my desk there is a box of floral goodies from Wild orchids, I was so lucky to win a fab prize over at papertake weekly from them which arrived today (ooo lucky me!) Also I have been working on my Twilight chest, I have completed 3 sides and have the front and top to go, I won't give any close ups yet until I have finished the whole thing! There are also some papers ready on my desk for my next DT project with Pink Gems.

This is the view under my desk whoops! I did say it was messy! All the red and black flowers, ribbons etc on the right are part of the twilight chest project so they are all surrounding me at the mo! I also keep my ribbons, lace etc in baskets under here along with my scraps box and a tonne of other stuff!
I endevour to get round and visit some desks later but thanks for coming by to check mine out! Hugs all
sparkle -

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Candy winners!!!

Hi folks for my creative card crew DT project please scroll down!.....
Its winner time for some candy again! I popped all my numbers into Mr random and also checked that the rules were followed and out popped...
.. number 57 Ms Petersen! Congrats please e mail me your address so I can send out your goodies to you.
As I also reached over 500 followers I added a second little stamp candy and this time mr Random popped out ...
..number 7 Leah Ann Gast! Another congrats if you could also e mail me at and I will post out your goodies.
Thanks so much to everyone that entered I hope many of you will stay around now you have become my followers.
Hugs all
sparkle -

Creative card crew anything goes with Kenny K

Hi my blogging friends! I hope everyone had nice weekends and good bank holidays for all those in the UK. We bought carpets for the last 2 rooms of the house so we had better get racking on more decorating soon!
Today there is another challenge over at creative card crew and we are so lucky to be sponsored by the amazing Kenny K downloads (you just gotta love these!) it is also a super easy challenge of anything goes!

For my card I followed the sketch over at Willow sketchie this wk and was able to use this stunning Kenny K image "star". My papers are Echo park with my sentiment coming from TGF. My flowers are wild orchids and mulberry crafts and my butterfly is from e crafts. My lace, ribbon, charm, pearls and cheesecloth are all from stash.

I have coloured my superb image with prisma pencils. I am in desperate need for some more blending stumps as I don't feel I am getting acurate blending with my current old ones! I have edged my image and papers in worn lipstick ink.

I would also like to enter this into Creative inspirations text (on background DP), Flutterby wednesday open challenge, Truly scrumptious pink, card makin mamas pink, Totally gorjuss as you like it, Stamptacular diva-tacular and pile it ons girls just wanna have fun.
I hope you can join in with our easy challenge this time, you have 2 wks to enter and please check out my amazing teamies creations too!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, I will be back later to announce my blog candy winner. Big hugs
sparkle -

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A new Enerald Faerie card

Happy weekend to everyone! We had an almighty storm here last night, clearly all the rain my friends in the south have been talking about made its way to us last night! However today is a beautiful day and I'm shortly off to work again!
I have made a card for the weekend though using one of the new release Emerald Faerie stamps, how could I resist? I bought both new releases of course! Here is my card following the simple sketch this wk at Simon says stamp.

I have use Prima paper again from the Alla Prima collection along with some cheesecloth from stash. My lace running along side the image is also Prima, my flowers are mulberry crafts and Wild orchids and both my Birthday wishes and thinking of you sentiment are SU from different sets.

I have coloured my image with prisma pencils and stamped foliage with an SU stamp in picket fence around the edge. My pearls are from stash also. She is def a new fave of these cute digis for me!

I would also like to enter this into Hooked on craft challenges things with wings, Crafty cardmakers flutterbies, spoonfull of sugar happy birthday, Digi tues cute and girlie, the Emerald Faerie garden birthdays, Aud sentiments anything goes and digi doodle shops best anything goes.
Thanks so much for paying me a visit again today, don't forget there is just one day left to enter my candy thanks so much to those who have already entered!
Big hugs to everyone
sparkle -

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Crafty sentiments new release, new challenge and blog hop!!!

Hello folks! Yes its blog hop time at crafty sentiments!
You can be in with a chance of winning the 1 of the 4 New Main Summer of Fun Character stamps from us. They are amazing. Four of you will receive 1 each of the stamps. So you have a great chance of winning.
The Rules are simple.
1 Post the Summer of Fun Banner on your sidebar with a Link to the Crafty Sentiments Store.
2. Comment on the Design Teams Cards Previewing the images for Thursday 25 August!
I have chose to showcase this super cute Billy stamp for my card following our challenge this wk which is ribbons and bows. This challenge will run to next MONDAY as we are changing the challenge day to Tuesday now so you will have over a wk for this one!

I have followed the fab sketch over at Sweet sketch wednesday for my card and have used these yummy new papers from Authentique in blues. My pearls, lace, ribbon, brad and starfish charm are all from stash. My die cut flourishes are Mariannes with my flowers coming from mulberry crafts and my sentiment is pink petticoat free with a magazine!

I have coloured my image with prismas and have set him back behind a little frame.

I would also like to enter this into Lollipop crafts make it masculine challenge, Stamp with fun summer, Paper playtime anything goes, Top tip tues masculine, DYSU boy card and Allsorts frames challenge.
In case you have got lost here is the list to hop along....

Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks, I hope you will join us in the hop and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the wonderful DT!
Hugs to all
sparkle -

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Crafty sentiments summer of fun preview Day 3

This is my 2nd post today for my Divas post please scroll down.....
Woo hoo another preview of the fab new summer range of stamps at crafty sentiments! This adorable Primrose "a good book" stamp just screamed vintage to me with her little high necked dress and knee length socks and as I have had some gorgeous new papers just happen to fall through my letterbox lately thats where I went!

I have followed the fabby sketch at Wild Orchids for my card and have used wonderful papers from My minds eye lost & found sunshine paper pad. The cheesecloth, doily and pearls are all from my stash. I have used nesties tags and nellie snellen die cuts with an SU sentiment and flowers from Wild orchids.

My sweet image has been coloured with Prisma pencils in differing shades of brown and sand to hopefully create a sepia mono look, all my edges have been inked with vintage photo. She will be available to buy in store tomorrow!! Don't forget to come back for the fab hop!

I would also like to enter this into Pollycrafts Autumn colours challenge and simply creates distress challenge.
Don't forget to check out the other fab creations from the CS team at the challenge blog!
Thanks for coming by again folks and big hugs
sparkle -

Divas by Design xmas in August

Good morning folks and happy Wednesday to you all! There is another fab bi weekly challenge starting today over at Divas by Design and this time we are going all festive with our xmas in August challenge. We are so lucky to be sponsored by the fab poodles digi doodles and Jacqui has given us some cuties to play with!

I have followed the sketch at Sunday sketch and stamp for my card and have used papermania deck the halls xmas paper along with this uber cute poodles snowman digi. My tag has been cut with a magnolia doo hickey and stamped with 7 gypsies. My snowflake is a Marianne die cut doused in glamour dust and my snowflake charm is from pink gem designs. My pearls are from stash and my flowers are wild orchids.

I have coloured my cutie snowman with prismas and then given him a healthy dose of glamour dust all over! I have edged in worn lipstick and distressed all the edges of my papers.

I would also like to enter this into Papertake weeklys die cuts challenge, Anything goes inspired by film (the snowman) and Crazy 4 challenges bingo (square card, die cuts and 2DP).
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again, please pop across and see the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join us too!
Hugs to all
sparkle -

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Crafty sentiments summer of fun preview Day 2 & a little surprise

Hi everyone!
Today is the second day of the summer of fun preview over at Crafty sentiments. I'm afraid I didn't have time to participate in preview day 1 but if you pop over to the Crafty sentiments challenge blog you will see some of the other fab creations from my teamies both today and yesterday. We will also be previewing tomorrow with a special challenge hop on Thursday!
Here is my adorable primrose stamp preview isn't she the cutest?!

I have used Fancy pants beach babe papers which I was lucky enough to win in the Crafty Emmas blog candy! The colours on these are fab!
I have followed the sketch over at sweet sketch wednesday for my card.

I have coloured my image with prismas and have used ribbon, cheesecloth and button from stash with sentiment from paper pretties and flowers from mulberry crafts and wild orchids.

This stamp and the others from the summer release will be available to purchase from the store on Thursday!
I would also like to enter this cutie into sew many challenges summertime challenge, Jellypark friends fave embellishment (flowers of course!), Whoopsidaisy summer fun, corrosive girlie and paper sundaes sundae bar challenge (green and buttons)
Thanks so so much for coming by my blog again and also a little surprise...... I have now reached 500 followers yay (thanks!) so I have added a second little candy to my birthday blog candy which finishes this wkend so don't forget to enter here if you haven't already for a chance at the second prize which is this.....

2 discontinued stamps from Pink gem designs (you can't get these anymore!) a paper pretties pussycat stamp set and an Elzybells 1 love you bear stamp (this is also unavailable now!)
Thanks to you all for being supportive in my crafting addiction! Hugs to all
sparkle -

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A new sketch at a gem of a challenge

Happy weekend to you all! Today sees another challenge over at A gem of a challenge and this time we have a super sketch from the lovely Mandy to inspire us! Many of the DT have used the new xmas releases which are now available in store! There are also some fab digi download papers to be had so get across and check them out!
Here is my card using todays sketch with a super new xmas release Chloe too!

I actually made a completely different card which didn't follow the sketch at all (duh) so I had to hastily get cracking on another lol! I have used papers from DCWV xmas multi stack. My cheesecloth and pearls are from stash. My tag is cut with a magnolia doo hickey, my flowers are wild orchids and my cute stocking charm, Ticket sentiment and fab image are all pink gem designs.

I have coloured my image with prismas and added glamour dust to her sparkly white bits for some extra bling. I have edged in worn lipstick and have stitched all the edges of my papers and image.

I would like to enter this into Desert Island crafters itinery (pearls, stitching and fabric), Pink elephant stitching, Simon says stamp and show some bling, Bearly mine bring on the bling, Fab and funkys stitching challenge, Craft us crazy anything goes, Aud sentiments anything goes, Meljens sparkle shine and glitter, Papercrafting journey anything goes, Crafts 4 eternity flags, tickets and tags, totally papercrafts xmas in aug and Sarah Hurley stitching challenge.
Please check out what the rest of the team have done with the fab sketch and why not join us for the chance at a fab prize!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks and big hugs to you all
sparkle -

Friday, 19 August 2011

SFTW Holidays/beach theme

Happy friday folks! Today sees another challenge over at Stampin for the weekend where our theme is holidays/beach. We are sponsored this time by the completely fabulous Pink gem designs and therefore I just had to make my card using this uber cute Beach Milly stamp available at Pink Gems!

My yummylicious paper is makin memories just chillin pad along with some fab cheesecloth, satin ribbon and seaside charms from stash. My pearls are kort & Godt and my flowers are wild orchids. My sentiment is also another one from Pink gem designs.

My Fab Milly image was coloured with prismas and I have edged in Antique linen. I love these colours for a bright summer card!

I have followed the sketch over at Stamp with fun and am also entering this into Shabby tea rooms polka dots challenge, Stampavie and more card for a girl, My mums craft shop summertime, one stop crafts at the beach and cupcake cards and crafts soft and sweet challenge.
I also wanted to say goodbye to the DT at The poodles parlour. I have stepped down as I just do not have the time for all my DT work at the moment and have had to reasses my commitments. The team and the images are fabulous and I have loved working with them in the short time I was there, thanks Jacqui and ladies for the opportunity!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, I hope you will join us this time and please check out the fab creations by my wonderfully talented teamies!
Hugs all
sparkle -

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Bedroom numero 2 finished

Another room finished yay! This is the first of the girls rooms finished, now both the girls are in here whilst the other room gets done. Here is Amelia on her 4 poster bed!
Here I am stood by the window taking into the top corner of the room. The rocking chair was my 18th birthday pressie from my mum and has made its way into most rooms of the house at some point!
Here I am stood by the rocking chair taking into the other side of the room, where Amelias pink desk is. Most things are pretty pink in here!
The next bedroom will take a bit more time as it's bigger and hubby is back at work now so not as much time!
Thanks for looking hugs
sparkle -