Tuesday 31 August 2010

A Pixie dust halloween

Hi everyone, I hope you had great bank hol wkends those of you who had bank holiday wkends! We didn't get to the football after all, it was cancelled due to the other team having an fa cup replay today but the girls get to do the mascot thing next wk so instead we went to the Matthew st festival in Liverpool yesterday. It was amazing weather and really great fun with excellent music, here are my girls at the festival.

Todays card though is a halloween card. I have been so itching to use my new halloween stamps from waltzing mouse and my new digi stamps from Pixie dust and today has been my first chance, I have so much more creative halloween stuff planned!!!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at stamp with fun and have used this fabulous witch brew label stamp from the wandas pantry set from waltzingmouse stamps along with this new cute pixie dust stamp from their monster house range. These fabulous papers are from a massive freebie download range from a great new site I have found called Pixels and Ice cream, check it out their papers are fabulous and free!!!!! This is their halloween range of course along with some black lace, orange ribbon, black brads and purple gems from my stash. My flowers are mulberry crafts (who have a super fast delivery service and are great value!) and my stunning butterfly die cut is another yummy purchase from hobbyhabitat. I have stitched the spiderweb with black embroidery thread.

I am entering this into the Pixie dust challenge this wk of stitching and also A crafty little places challenge of anything goes. Can't wait to start doing more halloween things I love it it nearly as much as xmas! I swear I should have been born in the US and not in the UK lol! Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone it is lovely to have you here and to read your comments! Hugs to all

Sunday 29 August 2010

Crafty sentiments summer inspired challenge

Hi Everyone, hope you are enjoying your sunday so far! My first offering today is for crafty sentiments now that we have joined together the digi and stampin blog. Don't forget though the digi blog is still being used for tutorials and inspiration! We will be moving our challenge from sunday to Thurs so watch out for that!
So do you fancy your chances at winning this cute prize?

All you have to do is create a summer inspired creation! Easy enough huh?! Pity there isn't a great deal of sunshine to inspire us so lets bring some summer sun into the crafting room!
I have made a bag this wk using papermania papers and this cute digi (fairy pat) from the crafty sentiments store. I have followed the sketch this wk over at sweet sketch wednesday too.

Here is a more frontal view of the bag. My buutterflies are Marianne creatables and MS punched on lemon glitter card. My diamantees are from stash as is my lace which has been folded under my image as a broder. My flowers are wild orchids.

Here is a better view of that cute fairy coloured in Prisma with sparkly stickles on her wings and wand.

Pop over and join in with the challenge this wk and see what the other lovely members of the DT have created! Thanks for coming by and pop back later for another Dt creation or 2! Hugs everyone

Saturday 28 August 2010

Woo hoo to me!

Hiya folks, happy sat to you all! I hope the bank hol wkend is going well for everyone! I'm busy at work just now and tomorrow but Mon I get to have a proud mum moment as both my girls are stepping out on the pitch as Mascots at the Chester City football match!
I also wanted to remind everyone of a special charity function we are having over at OSAAT on 12th sept. We are raising awareness (and a little cash hopefully!) for a wonderful cause. Cameron is a little autistic boy who you can read more about here. A charity which is close to my heart as my nephew is also autistic. So please join us in a couple of wks for that one!

Now on to my fabulous news and that is that Janet over at Pink Gem designs has asked me to become permanent on their DT!!!! I have been lucky enough to have been a guest designer with Janet for the last 3 months and have now been even luckier to covet that permanent DT place (doing major happy dance now!)

Don't forget to join us over at a gem of a challenge this month, there is still time until 7th sept and Jennys sketch is fab!
Thanks for coming by and pop back tomorrow with my DT offerings for crafty sentiments and OSAAT hugs everyone

Friday 27 August 2010

A Birthday card

Hiya folks, friday again and another wkend approaches, which is never all that exciting for me as I'm working and it's bank holiday wkend so even more fun lol! I am showcasing this card today that I have made for my sisters birthday (hopefully she isn't reading this as her birthday is sunday but she is on hols so nose out sis!) I decided to go for an easel card as I haven't made one in a while and besides it's was nice to be able to use 2 of my adorable CC designs stamps!

These gorgeous papers are partially free download from far far hill and partially pink petticoat all distressed with some Tim Holtz goodness! I have also followed the sketch this wk over at sketch saturday

I have coloured my image with prisma pencils and added some sparkle! My flowers are wild orchids and my sentiment stamp SU, my lace and pearls are from stash.

I am also entering this into Pocket full of posies winged things challenge, flutterby weds anything goes challenge, create for fun birthday card challenge, Simple doodles celebrations challenge and challenge up your life challenge of celebrations too and lastly stamptacular 2 is better than 1 challenge (use 2 character stamps)
Thanks for coming by my blog again. I have some exciting news to share tomorrow so come back and see! Hugs to everyone

Thursday 26 August 2010

Crafty sentiments digi 2 brads 1 ribbon challenge

Good morning folks! Thursday brings another challenge over at the crafty sentiments digi blog which this wk is to use 2 brads and 1 ribbon on your project. We are being sponsored this wk buy the lovely Dis digi downloads and I was lucky enough to use one of her images for my card, this image is called take cover and I have followed the sketch over at sweet stampin this wk.

The papers I have used are papermania and my lace and flowers are from wild orchids, my doily and chiffon ribbon are from my friend Linda over at Jazzlins, there are 2 tiny brads from my stash if you can spot them lol and I have used a multitude of sparkle again!

Things are going to be changing over at the digi blog too, we will be merging with the crafty sentiments stampin blog soon so get in for our last challenge now and then join us over at the stamping blog for more fun!
Thanks so much everyone for coming by my blog, don't forget to pop over and show the other DT some love and join in with our challenge here! Hugs to all

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Another Pink Gem xmas new release

Hiya folks I'm late posting today, another manic day in our house lol! I have made a card with another absolutely gorgeous new xmas release from Pink Gem Designs, this time it's the adorable Chloe with sledge image!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at Paper sundaes for my card. I have used papers from pink petticoat with flowers from wild orchid crafts and mulberry crafts. My adorable ticket sentiment stamp and my cute snowflake charm are both from Pink Gems also, my chiffon ribbon is from stash and I have used MS snowflake punch for the border with lots of sparkle again!

Thanks for coming by to see me again everyone! I'm so pleased too as I won the sweet sketch weds challenge woo hoo, got honorable mention at tiddlyinks and have an award to post from Lisa jane too! Hugs and hugs!

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Pink Gem designs new xmas release

Good morning folks hope your Tuesday is going well! It's like a crazy house here, try keeping 3 argumentative children quiet whilst your husband is on nights and you may get part of the picture! I'm also agitated at the inability of royal mail to deliver anything at the moment! My sister sent me a parcel 1st class recorded delivery Thursday before she went on hols and has it turned up? Has it heck! I'm also waiting on another parcel that was dispatched last wk and still nothing gggrr!!
Anyway enough of my ranting on to my card for today, another xmas offering (ooo it's like December here!) I have a sneeky peek of a new polymer xmas Kaya stamp from Pink Gem Designs which should be available in store tomorrow!

I even made a long card this time, woo hoo right out of comfort zone lol! I have used these cute Funky hand papers again with another cute ticket sentiment stamp from Pink Gem designs, snowflakes MS punched, flowers from Wild orchid crafts and Mulberry crafts. I have handstitched the middle panel and sparkled all edges and "sparkle snowed" the flowers.

I am entering this into Stamp with funs challenge of a card for a girl, The crazy challenges Xmas card challenge, Gingersnaps 3D challenge and creative inspirations Xmas in August challenge.
Thanks so so much for coming by my blog and saying hi! Don't forget to pop over and see the fabulous new xmas releases from Pink Gem designs in store tomorrow, I may even pop back with another again tomorrow! Hugs everyone

Monday 23 August 2010

A pink gem digi freebie

I hope everyone had lovely weekends out there in blogland! It was a gorgeous day here yesterday and unfortunately I was stuck in work! But it's back to crafting heaven again for me this wk yay! I have just got my new waltzingmouse halloween stamps today too and can't wait to get started with those they are gorgeous!!!
Todays card is another xmas creation made with this adorable freebie digi from Pink gem designs which you can pick up over at Janets blog if you are a follower!
This reindeer is so so cute! I have also used these fabulous digi papers which are now available at the crafty sentiments store, the little reindeer paper went perfectly with this image so I couldn't help but promote 2 of the companies I design for lol!

I have followed the sketch this week over at sweet sketch wednesday using my crafty sents digi papers, a fabulous die cut doily shape from hobbyhabitat, flowers from wild orchids and cute ticket sentiment from Pink gem deigns with lots of sparkle!

I am also entering this into the new challenge over at Lets ink it up which this wk is anything goes with a twist of yellow on your card.
Thanks lots for coming by my blog, pop back tomorrow for some new release xmas stamps coming from Pink gem designs! Hugs everyone

Sunday 22 August 2010

OSAAT shapes challenge

Hi everyone! Yep I'm back again, this time with my DT offering for the one stitch at a time blog and this wk our challenge is to use shapes on your card and we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fab craft brulee this wk! I have had the priviledge of using papers by one of our new creators over at the store and that is JLJ designs, these papers are just gorgeous! I have teamed them with this cute Tiddlyinks image and have followed the sketch over at papertake weekly

The shapes I have used on my card are these punched out stars, I normally struggle with this sort of thing as opposed to flowers but I actually like this! My chiffon ribbon and star charm are from stash and my sentiment stamp is SU. My gems are from stash and everything has been glittered overboard!

I am also entering this into the Tiddlyinks challenge of movie magic (I was inspired by the movie Stardust for this card of course!), city crafters challenge of isn't she lovely, your next stamps bold bright and summery colours, Paperplays pink challenge, Moving along with the times challenge of glitter, totally gorjuss star challenge, craft your days away with wings challenge and stampin for the weekends anything goes challenge. Don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT members have been making with all the brilliant new creators now in store! Thanks for coming by to see me again, hugs everyone!

Crafty sentiments xmas new release!

Hiya folks! This is my first of 2 posts today. I have made this little card showcasing one of the gorgeous new xmas release stamps available from the crafty sentiments store, there are some cute xmas digi paper kits available too, I have made a card with some of these which I will post tomorrow!
For this card I have used basic grey papers and have followed the sketch over at stamp with fun this wk.

I have used nellie snellen die cuts for the frame with flowers from wild orchid crafts, lace from stash and my adorabe charm and cuter than cute ticket sentiment are both pink gem designs, everything is of course sparkled and stickled to the max!

I am also entering this into my time to crafts challenge of glitter and glitz, fab and funkys flower power challenge, Aud sentiments anything goes challenge, Charismas challenge of die cuts, The character cafes bright and sparkle card challenge and sew many challenges xmas in August challenge.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, don't forget to pop over and see what other fabby, cute new releases Suzette has to offer! Don't forget also to come by my blog for my OSAAT dt post later today! Hugs everyone!

Friday 20 August 2010

A pixie dust digi in pink!

Hi everybody, happy friday! I feel like I'm running around in circles today and just not getting anything done! Oh well atleast there is another wkend of work ahead of me!!! Today I have made a card following the sketch over at glitterbabes. Duh silly me that was last wks sketch! I have used this cute Pixie dust image again, she is just so cute!

I have used these great scraps of freebie papers I got from a magazine which are by funky hand, loving the color combos of these! I have also used another of my fave ticket sentiments from pink gem designs and a multitude of flowers and lace from wild orchids and mulberry crafts, everything is sparkled with stickles of course!

I am also entering this into Pixie dusts challenge of go crazy with polka dots, digital tuesdays use your scraps, Pennys paper crafty have a pink and green color combo challenge on, Paper cutz are having an anything goes challenge, secret crafters what little girls are made of challenge and stamp something want us to use digi images, papers etc this wk.
I am also lucky enough to have received this from the lovely Jenny! Thanks Jenny!

I have to thank the person who gave this to me, tell you 3 things about myself, show a picture I love and then pass it on to 5 others, so what can I tell you about me?!
1. I have a BA hons degree in English literature and American studies (lol and I work for starbucks at the weekends now!)
2. I was once proposed marriage to by a cowboy on a greyhound going from Dallas to LA (ha ha those were the days!)
3. If you didn't already know I'm completely and utterly obsessed with Twilight, especially the youngest Cullen!
For my picture i should prob show you a lovely wedding photo or one of my adorable children but I'm sorry the picture I like most at the mo is this!!!

I would like to post this award on to a few friends now so here goes
1. Jo
2. Janet
3. Amy
4. Tracy
5. Carol
Thanks for coming by my blog and showing me some love again! Hugs everybody!

Thursday 19 August 2010

Crafty sentiments mono plus 1 DT project

Good morning and happy thursday! It's another challenge over at Crafty sentiments digi challenge blog today and this wk we have a theme of mono + 1, this means shades of one colour (in my case green) with accents or hints of another (in my case red) and I have been lucky enough to use this cute Amy digi which is available from the crafty sentiments store. We are also sponsored by Meljens designs this wk which some of the DT have used lucky things!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at Friday sketchers and have used digi papers from Nitwits. My ribbon is SU, my sentiment is waltzing mouse cut with nesties, my flowers are wild orchid crafts, my die cut corner is from hobbyhabitat and my butterfly is xcut with pearls from stash.
I am also entering this into crafty creations challenge to use butterflies on your project.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog again! I'm super excited as my new Prisma pencils turned up yesterday and that means more colours for me to play with yay!
Hugs Everyone!

Wednesday 18 August 2010

It's a creative cottage xmas

Good morning everyone, apologies for my sporadic blogging, it seems that 3 children at home is eating into my crafting time more than I anticipated lol! Today is wednesday though, which means another fortnightly challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog and this wk we are feeling all festive as it's time to get cracking on your xmas projects! There are some really cute xmas kits available to buy here! Tracy also has a special price on one of her xmas kits here for only £1.50 what a bargain!!!I have used the papers from the adorable snow buddies kit for my card aren't they just cute?!

My image is one I won over at Pixie dust called snowmen do laundry and he is sitting on a yummy doily die cut which I purchased from one of my new fav shops hobbyhabitat. My sentiment is SU and my glittery snowflakes from hobbycraft, I have of course distressed and sparkled to the max! Check out some of the other adorable xmas DT creations at the challenge blog too!

I have followed the sketch over at Dutch dare this wk and am also entering this into Craft your passions anything goes challenge, Spoonful of sugars xmas in August challenge and Creative card crews sparkle and shine challenge. Thanks for coming by to show me some love! Don't forget to join in with our xmassy challenge and be on the look out for some exciting news coming out of the creative cottage blog soon!
Hugs everyone!

Sunday 15 August 2010

OSAAT DT punch it out challenge

Hello everyone, thanks so much for coming by my blog again and seeing what I have created today! As it is sunday it means another challenge over at the One stitch at a time challenge blog and we have some amazing new creators in the store which means even more goodies for us lucky DT to play with! I was lucky enough to design with a new creator called the crafty pad designs and there are so many fab digi products to choose from, this digi stamp is called ice cream sundae and makes such a yummy card! Our theme this wk is Punch it out so break out all your fab punches for this project!

I have used papers from pink petticoat for my card along with my MS heart punch for border and have used nellie snellen die cuts for the scalloped oval. My ornate corner die cut is from a selection of fab die cuts from hobbyhabitat, my flower is prima and my sentiment stamp SU, my chiffon ribbon, flower charm, metal spacer flower and brad are all from stash. I have stickle sparkled everything and blinged my scalloped oval with some diamantes!

I am entering my card this wk into the crafty cardmkers challenge of birthdays, pocket full of posies all that glitters challenge, Party time tuesdays anything goes challenge, your next stamps birthdays challenge, the character cafes bright and sparkly challenge, if the shoe fits die cuts challenge and bee craftys ribbon and bows challenge.
Thanks for coming by again and don't forget to join in with this wks challenge by using punches on your projects and pop over to see what the other DT have created with some of our other fabulous creators products!
Hugs to everyone

Thursday 12 August 2010

Crafty sentiments digi distress challenge DT project

Good morning folks! Todays sees another challenge over at the crafy sentiments digi challenge blog and this one is a nice easy one for those like me who love a little DISTRESSING I have used this cute digi from the crafty sentiments store called Flopsy with flower and created a distressed image using my prismas and Holtz distress inks for colouring.

I haven't followed a particular sketch this morning which means I am not so challenge hungry today (don't worry I will make up for it next wk!) I have used papers from my friend Linda over at Jazzlins and have distressed with Tim Holtz crackle paint. I have hand stitched (yes HAND stitched) since my machine blew up on me, around the edge of the bottom paper and let all the edges of the papers curl up with the paint and glitter. My lace and flowers are from wild orchid crafts and my ticket sentiment stamp is Pink Gem designs. I have glittered everything with golden rod stickles and popped some pearls on for good measure, so many embellies!

I am entering this into the Sir stampalot challenge of bling this month and also the monthly challenge over at by the cute and girlie who want us to use animals, also craft your days away want us to use fave things (my glitter flowers and prismas are all a must for me!) Lastly Gingersnap want you to use paint (my crackle paint) on your project.
Don't forget to pop across and join in with this wks challenge you don't have to use a crafty sentiments image to enter! Thanks for coming by my blog to say Hi again! Hugs to you all