Wednesday 30 June 2010

A quick twilight post!

Hiya everybody! Just a quick post from me to tell you that Stitchy over at the stitchy bear store is celebrating the release of the new Eclipse film from the twilight saga which is released today (in the US) and has made 4 fabulous digi bookmarks available in her store for only $1.75 each. If you purchase all 4 as a pack then she will throw in a bonus bookmark for free! See the pack here. I have managed to make up the first one here.

I have made charm danglies for each of the bookmarks and hope to get them all finished soon but thought I would give you a sneak peek of the first one. Each of the letters of course have significance E for Edward, J for Jacob, for Bella, R for Renesme and T for Twilight (anyone not having the read the books won't have the faintest idea what I am on about lol!)

Thanks for popping by again folks! Hugs Rebekah xx

Fancy some candy?!

Why not pop over to Suzettes blog for some fab crafty sentiments candy like this digi stamp soon to be released

and this cutee polymer stamp!

Suzette has all the details so pop on over! Hugs xx

Creative cottage summer surprise DT

Good morning peeps! It's wednesday which means creative cottage challenge again which this wk has been chosen by the lovely Teri I got it right this wk lol! The challenge is summer surprise so lots of lovely summery things! I chose to use the gorgeous papers from the come rain or shine kit from the creative cottage available to buy here, such gorgeous bright summery colours! I've teamed them with this adorable TGF lollipop anya image (she is too cute huh?!) and then I have gone flowertastic crazy with a multitude of blooms from wild orchid crafts and primas which I have inked and glittered ala Bonnie as I like to call it (seriously Bons I have no idea how you do so much of this on your cards this took me forever! lol)

I have followed the sketch this wk over at friday sketchers, am putting this into a new blog challenge pocket full of posies which has a girls challenge this wk, Digi tues has a summertime theme (my papers are digi) Abc is X for xtra dimension, Crafty creations has a shine/sparkle challenge on, Paperplays challenge is it's sunny here, Anya ink have a bling challenge on and corrosive challenges are looking for flowers, wow I'm challenge hungry today lol!

My sentiment stamp is waltzingmouse again and my ribbon is from stash. thanks loads and loads for coming by my blog again! Hugs Rebekah xxx

Monday 28 June 2010

Sneak peek crafty sentiments digi card

Well, as promised I'm back with a sneaky peek at one of the images available from Crafty sentiments as from 17th July, this one is "toby in pot" I know I "pinked" him up but I think he looks just as cute as a pink bunny lol! I have used digi papers from Nitwit colections, flowers from wild orchid crafts and sentiment stamp from waltzingmouse. I distressed my paper with tim holtz crackle paint and distress ink.

I am entering this little cutie into the waltzingmouse sketch challenge, the stamp something challenge of vintage with flowers, pollycrafts challenge of pinkalicious, bee craftys challenge of pink and girlie and one stop craft challenge of pink and brown colour combo

Don't forget to pop on over to the crafty sentiments new digi blog to get the freebie digi for this month and for some inspiration and to follow us of course! Also don't forget to pop over to the crafty sentiments challenge blog to enter into the weekly challenge!
Thanks for coming by to see me again! Hugs Rebekah xx

Quick update

Hi peeps! I'm hoping to get back on later with a card but I have a mass of catching up to do after a busy working wkend! I just wanted to share that Suzette from crafty sentiments has asked me to be part of her digi team! there will be a new blog showcasing Suzettes digis for which I am lucky enough to make samples for! I'm hoping to give you a sneak peek over the next couple of days once I get started! there are a couple more DT places up for grabs so e mail Suzette at if you are interested!

Also I was dead chuffed to find out this morning that I was voted as one of the top 5 over at crafty cardmakers! woo hoo!

Thanks for coming by, need to get crafting now! Hugs Rebekah x

Sunday 27 June 2010

OSAAT DT project stars and stripes

Hello! Look at me posting on a sunday lol (well actually it's a pre scheduled post so don't shoot me if my project doesn't appear at the relevant challenges straight away I will link it up when I get home from work!) Today is a new challenge over at One stitch at a time and the challenge this wk is to use stars and stripes on your project. I decided to make a gift bag this time and have used the stunning papers from Susan's Crafty chaos designs which you can purchase here I have used the fragrant mint collection but I found it hard to choose as her papers are all so gorgeous!!

The stripes on my bag are courtesy of Susans lovely papers and my stars are my cut out centre star which I have printed Stitchys Silhouette "reach" onto vellum and glittered around, she is available from the stitchy bear store too. I have also punched stars of vellum and stickled, joined together by chains and jump rings and finished off with a silver star charm for the long bag charm at the side. My flowers are wild orchid crafts and my lace is from stash. I have taken a photo in evening sunlight so you can see how it shines through the vellum.

My sentiment tag was made with a stampin up stamp, some embroidery thread and eyelets.

I am putting this into Pollycrafts challenge of anything but a card using glitter and or lace, I don't however want to win so don't put me into the running folks give someone else a chance as the prize is the new kits from the creative cottage and I have all these courtesy of Tracy lol! Also Sir stampalots challenge of punch it again, this is a different type of project oh and yes I do want their prize lol! Crafty creations challenge of shine (sparkle) Gingersnap creations Faries challenge the Character Cafes challenge to use Vellum Fussy and Fancys challenge of monochromatic with wings Crafty Catz lets go digital challenge papercutz squares circles or stars challenge, stamptaculars stars and stripes challenge and totally gorjuss' challenge of it's in the bag and breathe lol! thanks for coming by my blog again lovlies! Hugs Rebekah xxx

Friday 25 June 2010

Blog award time

Look what I have been given by the lovely Sam! How kind, and now I have to tell you 6 lies and 1 truth about myself or the other way round mmm!

1. I own a secret hideaway holiday home in Barbados
2. I once played a part as an extra in Dr who
3. I once stayed In Richard Dreyfuss' house and met his children
4. I write novels in my spare time
5. I keep a pet snake
6. I despise shopping for anything
7. I am a vegetarian
Ha ha guess whats what out of that then!!! So now to pass it on to
and Becky

Thanks peeps hugs xxx

Stampin 4 the weekend sketch

Hello friday! The end of the week is never so exciting for me as it brings the prospect of 2 days work, oh well it will soon be monday lol! Todays card follows the sketch and colour combo over at stampin 4 the weekend, it's a yellow and blue combo this time. I am also putting this into simon says stamps friends theme, I think my little image is about 2 little friends!

I have used this cute LOTV image which I think is adorable, coloured with Prismas. My papers are phrase cafe, part of my ever ageing stash of 12x12 papers! My flowers are of course wild orchid crafts and my ribbon and brads are stash My sentiment stamp is waltzingmouse stamps, these stamp really well!

Thanks for popping by to see me again! I have more news but alas it will wait until monday! Hugs to all Rebekah xxxx

Thursday 24 June 2010

Good morning Thursday!

Hi everyone, hope we are well today and happy after yesterdays footie result?!! Todays card is following the sketch over at crafty sentiments this wk, don't forget Suzette is letting us use any stamp now but in order to be eligible for the top 3 it must be a crafty sents stamp on your project like this little teddy is. I am also following the theme over on Cupcake crafts this wk of strawberries and cream and spoonful of sugars best wishes theme.

I have used lucious papers from nitwits collections again! My sentiment stamp is waltzingmouse, my flowers and lace are wild orchid crafts, my charm from the hobby house, my gems from Jazzlins and my ribbon from stash.

My image was coloured with distress inks and prismas and such a cutie he is! Thanks for coming by to look again and leaving such lovely comments! Hugs and hugs to everyone! Rebekah x

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Creative cottage pearls and swirls

Good morning! It's wednesday which means creative cottage challenge time! This week we have a theme set by the lovely Teri oops I mean Suzies theme! (pop over and look at Teris fab blog anyway lol! which is to use pearls and swirls on your project, how fab! My card has been made with the something sweet and sunny days papers from the creative cottage which you can buy here! I have also used this adorable Chloe in the garden stamp sent to me by the lovely Janet over at Pink Gem designs (me combine DT work? Moi?!) Janet is on hols at the mo so as an added incentive she has cut 20% off the price of her stamps for orders placed before the end of June as they won't get shipped until she gets back from hols after July 2nd.

I have used flowers from wild orchid crafts and pearls from stash (there are tonnes of them on there!), my lace is fromstsh too and Chloe is coloured with Prismas.

For this card I followed the sketch over at fridays sketchers this wk and also Totally gorjuss challenge of sugar and spice, and bunny zoes nice and girly challenge, thanks tonnes for coming by to visit me again! Hugs Rebekah x

Tuesday 22 June 2010

A sweetpea card for Jazzlins

Hello again, I'm a late poster at the mo due to my husbands changing shift pattern again and busy days! I have got a card today though made again with some of my DT kit sent to me by the lovely Linda from her new shop Jazzlin designs. She is stocking the beautiful sweetpea stamps, one of which I have used here, she also sent me these lovely papers, the bookplate and the gorgeous resin calla lillies. I have also used cosmic shimmer on the clouds which Linda is stocking.

I have used flowers from wild orchid crafts, inked and stickled, butterflies punched with xcut and MS, doily border punched MS too, pearls from simon says stamp and sentiment SU. I am entering this into the sweetpea challenge of stitching (I have faked it around the card!) I have used this wks sketch over at papertake and am popping this onto this months Punch it challenge over at sir stampalot.

Thanks for popping by my blog again, now I need to post this card off to Linda for her shop! Hugs everybody! Rebekah xx

Monday 21 June 2010

Don't forget!!

Just a reminder that as from yesterday the new DIY bundle was available at stitchy bear stamps so you can pick and mix whatever stamps you like at a bundle price! Pop over and give Stitchys store some love and see what fabulous images you can get!! Hugs xx

A DT card for Jazzlin designs

Hello again everybody! It always seems like I'm away from my computer for an age when I spend a weekend at work lol! So much happens that I have to catch up on! I have today made a fabby card with some of my gorgeous DT kit sent to me by the lovely Linda from her fabulous shop Jazzlin designs. I have followed this weeks sketch over on sketch saturday and am also putting this up for Crazy for challenges theme of paper flowers and Charismas Bling challenge.

I have used a lovely Lili of the valley image coloured with Prismas and har wings are painted with cosmic shimmers watercolour paints (which Linda stocks!) The gorgeous papers, doily, cherry blossom flowers and pearly things were all from Linda. My lace is from stash and my sentiment stamp is waltzingmouse stamps.

My flowers have been painted with cosmic shimmers and stickles to the petals. I take my inspiration from the lovely Bonnie, if you haven't been to visit her blog yet do! Her work is so inspirational and she has wonderful tutorials, every card is a work of art!!
Here are some fabby pictures from the inside of Jazzlin designs, so many goodies to behold!!

Don't forget you can pop to Lindas blog and get more details of goods and prices, she is stocking promarkers and sweetpea stamps too! Or pop by and visit her at Bay tree farm garden centre,A120/Coggeshall Road, Stisted, Braintree, Essex

Just a quick final note to say the lovely Dora has given me 2 blog awards! The trendy blog award and the blog buddies award. So very very kind of her, I have put them in my side bar and would love to pass them on to some hugely inspirational friends
Lisa Jane
and Sarah
Hugs and hugs to all thanks for coming by folks! Rebekah x

Friday 18 June 2010

A cute card thurs fathers day card

Hi everyone, today I have made (and sent I hasten to add!) this fathers day card for my dad following the sketch over at cute card thursday this wk I have also followed the theme of only men allowed at Anyone for Anya this wk and also craftalicious theme of monotone. Also crafty creations challenge is stitch it up (there is stitching on my ribbon!) which is a new challenge I have been pointed in the direction of (yep another to keep me going!)

I have used papers from the creative cottage summer mornings collection and from nitwits digital collections too. My ribbon is stampin up and my image is from my roll call collection from TGF (This is the first one I've used lol!) My sentiment stamp is one of this months freebies from over at the creative cottage blog.

Thanks lots and lots for coming by my blog aagin, everyone is always welcome! Hugs Rebekah xx

Thursday 17 June 2010

Cake number 2 and communion card

Hi everyone! So sorry for the late post it has been a busy old day! I would like to post a card though that I have made for my daughter's friend who is taking her first holy communion this sunday. Apologies for having to use the flash in the photo! I didn't follow any sketch or really have any challenges in mind when making this card but it does fit quite well into papertake weeklys challenge of ice cream flavours (strawberry an vanilla!)

I have used this beautiful Whiff of joy stamp I got over at simon says stamp coloured with prismas and sparkles. My paper is pink petticoat and k&co, lace from stash, flowers from wild orchid crafts and sentiment computer printed, everything distressed with antique linen.

This is cake number 2, which I hope they like! You really cannot imagine how hard it is to roll fondant onto a ball shaped cake! It's not brilliant but I managed to hide most of the really bad bits lol! He is a footie fan so this seemed appropriate!

Hiolette's birthday was a success and she loved the cake! I don't think I want to look at another cake now for atleast a month lol!

Lastly I did say I had some more news, well my lovely friend and fellow creative cottage DT member Linda is opening up her own shop, what a fabulous Venture! It's a summer house within Bay tree farm garden centre,A120/Coggeshall Road, Stisted, Braintree, Essex. At the moment she is just starting out and would appreciate anyone local to her popping down and taking a look but she will be doing mail order purchases. She officially opens this weekend wow! Here is a piccy of the store in progress!

What has this all got to do with me? Well Linda has put together a design team to make cards to showcase the products she has on offer and she has very generously asked me to be on it woo hoo! So watch this space for future creations with Lindas products!
Thanks loads again for coming by to pay me a visit, take care everyone, hugs Rebekah x

Wednesday 16 June 2010

A fathers day card and cake number 1!

Good evening everybody! I'm sitting here hyperventilating, I'm not sure if it's the fact that I have to make ANOTHER cake tomorrow for my friends hubbys 40th or the fact that I just watched Twilight AGAIN, actually I'm going for the latter, especially as everytime I open my blog, Edward jumps out at me, oh the shame! Ha!
Anyway, acting much more like a grown woman, here is the cake I have made for hiolettes birthday tomorrow! It didn't go quite as planned, mini marshmallows are supposed to stack up and make turrets but mine were all misshapen and refused to stand straight or stick together so plan B was put into action!

The cake has a multitude of edible glitter on it and really sparkles when I go downstairs and put the kitchen light on! The rocks are tutti fruttis too, yum!

On to my fathers day card, I followed the sketch this week at Create 4 fun using nitwits collections papers and this Andy stamp from pink gem designs, this is also for stamptaculars challenge of a tribute to fathers, Totally Gorjuss One for the boys, Cupcake crafts one for the boys, incy wincys challenge of one for the guys and a crafty little places challenge of one for the boys too!

My buttons and ribbon are from stash and Andywas coloured with prismas. My sentiment stamp is this months freebie over at the creative cottage there are a stack to choose from so grab them now!

Thanks again for coming by! I hope tomorrow is a successful cake day too lol! Hugs to all Rebekah xxx

Creative cottage it takes two

Good morning everyone! It's wednesday which means another challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog. Todays challenge is It takes two which has been set by the lovely Shelly. Your challenge (should you accept it!) is to make a card and matching something ie patterened envelope, notebook, bookmark, bag or box. Check out the dt work on the blog for some inspiration! I have chosen to make a mini box for a thankyou pressie to match my card, the template of which I got at the cutting cafe.

I have used brilliant fresh papers from the birthday wishes kit by the creative cottage, so cute and summery I love them! You can get those here. I have also chosen to use this uber cute stamp Chloe with ice cream from pink gem designs (sneaky doubling up on my DT work here lol!) My sentiment stamp is from my fabby set I won from waltzingmouse stamps. Flowers, gem brad and ribbon all from stash.

Chloe has been coloured with Prismas and my little star tags have been cut out from the birthday wishes kit also. I have followed the sketch this week over at friday sketchers and followed the theme of spots and stripes at Charisma. This also fits into Stampin 4 the weekends challenge of summer, Spoon full of sugars challenge of sunshine and stamp somethings happy somethings.

Thanks for coming by again, maybe my next post will be about the cakes but then I do have the urge to make more cards!! Hugs to everyone Rebekah x

Tuesday 15 June 2010

An enchanting sassy card

Good evening everyone! My visitors have left, the cake is baking in the oven and I have time to post another card! Today I have followed the sketch over at sunday sketch and stamp for my card. I am also following the colour combo over at Crazy 4 challenges of light pink, light purple and light green. I am also putting this into bee craftys challenge of blooming marvellous and lastly Sassy studios dare to be sassy challenge of Ribbon.

My papers are nitiwts and creative cottage, my gorgeous image and sentiment is from a selection of stunning digi ones at sassy studio designs! If you haven't been over there yet do! The images are so perfect for more grown up cards and they really are stunning! I'm going to get addicted to these I can see (I hear my hard drive groaning again!) My pearls were a freebie from simon says stamp woo hoo and my butterflies are punched with MS punch which I won from simon says stamp (double yay!) My flowers are wild orchid crafts and my ribbon and gems from stash.

Thanks again for coming by to see my little creations, your comments are very much appreciated as are all my new followers, thank you everyone! Hugs Rebekah xx

Creative cottage new release tomorrow!

Hi everyone, just thought I would quickly pop by with a sample card made from a new release kit from the creative cottage available tomorrow you will be able to buy it here! Remember the gorgeous with love kit we had as a freebie in yummy lemons and greens with cute sherbert the bear? Well now Tracy has made 2 new kits, much love and sending love in different colours! They are so adorable and come in easel kits too! My card is made with the sending love kit, make sure you check out the creative cottage blog to see more DT examples with the kits tomorrow and why not pick up this months freebie image whilst you are there! Don't forget to become a follower too in order to be in with a chance of some fab blog candy!

Thanks for popping by again! Hugs Rebekah x

Monday 14 June 2010

1st card of the week and some news

Hi everyone! I'm apologising now if I'm not a brilliant blogger this wk! My dad is coming to visit tomorrow for the day and then on thursday it's Hiolette's 8th birthday which of course requires a cake and then my friends husbands 40th is on Friday which requires another cake so I'm likely to be up to my ams in flour and icing sugar this wk!! Anyway I have made a card today and it follows the sketch over at sketch saturday this wk. It is also for the crafty sentiments challenge of pink, black and white.

I was lucky enought to win again at crafty sentiments last wk but only through default as I was the ONLY entry! Anyway Suzette has relaxed the rules so we can use other stamps for the challenges but in order to be considered for their top 3 badge you have to use one of her stamps, which I have! My papers are pink peticoat, with a v small hint of rusty pickle! My image is sitting Amy from crafty sents. My flowers are wild orchid crafts and my sent stamp watzingmouse stamps (they are so lovely!!) My ribbon and gems are from stash, my image coloured with prismas.

On to my next bit of news and I am so lucky to have been chosen to be part of the One stitch at a time DT!! The announcement hasn't been made on the blog but many of our new DT are so eager to spread the news I thought I would join in! I think the fact that I have half the store stored on my hard drive and my OCD (obsessive Cullen disorder) swung it in my favour with stitchy lol!

I have even more news to tell but that will have to wait until Thurs lol! Check back later for that one! Hugs to everybody! Rebekah xx

I'm still alive!!!

Ha ha yep ladies I'm still here (just) after my 5k race yesterday! I have to say it was much easier than I anticipated but then I ran with my friend Myffi (middle) and we had to stop quite a bit as she had blisters and couldn't manage, at one point she ran barefoot! I even managed to put a massive sprint in at the end as I had conserved so much energy during the race lol! This is us gals in starbucks before the race started.

I managed to twist my ankle in the gutter less than 1k before the end of the race and tore a hole in my expensive running trousers! Only after the race and when the adrenaline had stopped pumping did I find my knee was bleeding and this morning I have a huge bruise and have to strap up my left ankle where it has been sprained!! Trust me!! The kids came to cheer me on at the end and here I am with the girls post race.

I will get a card made later I also have some exciting news but will let that wait for the time being!!
Hugs to all Rebekah xx

Friday 11 June 2010

Another wedding card!

Hi everybody! It's friday and another wedding card from me! This is one that was ordered, it's a bit similar to one I posted a little while back as she wanted something similar to that. I haven't followed any sketches or any challenges really but I would happily pop this card into the cupcake challenge for dazzle us (should I be allowed a 2nd entry!) and also stamptaculars I do I do I do (again if I'm allowed again!)

This card is made with pink petticoat papers and some from stash, also heart vellum from stash, lots of sparkles to the edges! The image is that gorgeous one from Tiddlyinks again! Butterfly punched wih xcut, flowers and pearls from wild orchid crafts, lace and ribbon from stash!

A quick post from me as I have been busy with DT stuff today so not much time for other blog work! I like this card though so I hope they do too! Hugs to all wish me luck for sunday! Rebekah xx