Tuesday 30 November 2010

Pink gem new releases!!!

Good morning everyone! We are late risers in this house today due to the most fantastic evening last night! I will try and pop back on later with some not so great photos but my 2 girls sang with the young voices choir at the MEN arena last night and it was incredible! Over 5000 children sang and danced and we didn't get home until 11.15pm! Hence the kids were allowed to go to school late this morning!
Onto todays card though and this is a sneaky peek look at the new release over at Pink gem designs due in this wk and there are some real cutees coming in!! This is spring Chloe (yep I said spring!) I think she is much needed in amoungst all this British snow right now!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at Fairymoon for my card and have used these fabulous Autumn haze papers from the creative cottage, I just love this colour combo (dont forget I will be showcasing the December freebie tomorrow and you won't want to miss it as it's a beauty!).
Beautiful Chloe has been coloured with Prismas and the edges of the image ditressed and sparkled with pleated lace underneath from my stash. My flowers are of course wild orhids and my ribbon is from the bargain bin at Hobbycraft. My fabulous die cut corner and stunning die cut butterfly are from a brilliant selection at Hobbyhabitat, my pearls are from stash and my sentiment is Stampin up.

I also want to enter this lovely into Totally stampalicious anything goes challenge, top tip tues anything goes and Charismas one for the girls challenge.
Thanks for coming by again, I'm busy this wk with cake making and xmas decorations etc so hopefulli I won't neglect you all too much I apologise if I do! Hugs all
sparkle -

Sunday 28 November 2010

OSAAT bling sponsored by Digis with Attitude

Hi everyone, happy sunday to you all! I hope those in the USA had a fab thanksgiving! I went out for a good old knees up with some friends for a xmas meal last night and a fab night was had, culminating in dancing to a pop medley with inflatable saxophones, Reindeer antlers and oversized sunglasses to mention just a few props!
Anyway it's onto the new challenge over at OSAAT which this wk is all about the BLING. We are sponsored this wk by Digis with attitude and some of us have ben able to used th grumpy Gretchen images. I made a tag this wk just for a change and have used my nesties to cut it.

I have used freebie downloadable papers from shabby princess, along with an oversized eyelet from my crop a dile set and some ribbon from stash. My image and sentiment are both digis with attitude and I have bling sparkled all the edges. Not my blingyest creation but some bling all the same!

I would also like to enter this into My time to crafts tag along challenge, Fab and funky go with the flow, Papercutz anything goes and our creative corners tag your it challenge.
Don't forget to pop across and check out some of the other stunning DT creations and join in with the super easy challenge this wk. Hugs to all!

Friday 26 November 2010

Sweet sketch wednesday a bit sparkletastic!

Hello everyone! I have been creating with another of my new darlings from Crafts and me and this is from the fabulous Hanna Lynn, her stamps are just stunning, as yet I only have 2 but will be increasing my hoard soon!
I have made a christmas card even though she isn't a christmas image but does it honestly matter in the world of fantasy lol!
I have followed another fabulous sketch over at sweet sketch wednesday this wk. I was lucky enough to be in their top 3 last wk and was thrilled! The sketches are so insirational every week that I just have to join in and the DT work is so varied and stunning too!

My beautiful card has been made with gorgeous digi papers from Pink petticoat and a multitude of stickles! My chiffon ribbon is from stash and my snowflake charm is from a fab range from Janet at Pink gem. My flowers are wild orchids with my white heather coming from crafts and me too. My sentiment is a sneeky peek from the new december freebie coming from the creative cottage, it's so fab check back weds for details!!

I have coloured my image with prismas and drawn in the pink moon behind her and added yet more stickles!
I also want to enter this into crafts and me white christmas challenge (snowflakes), Totally papercrafts untraditional xmas colours, Fussy and fancys xmas no red or green, Crafty catz christmas challenge and Stampin with the dragons fantasy challenge.
Thanks for coming by my blog again, it is lovely to read you comments! The snow is falling thick and fast here so that should make an interesting walk home from school lol! Enjoy your weekends hugs

Thursday 25 November 2010

Another blog award!

Look at this lovely new blog award given to me by the lovely Laney! I'm so very thrilled and I now get to pass this on to 8 more people whilst also telling you 8 things about me.
I'm not quite sure what you don't already know, I do love giving random bits of info but I'm not sure there are 8 more interesting things to tell lol!
1. I have a BA hons degree in English literature and American studies (it's not as posh as it sounds lol!)
2. I have developed vertigo since having my kids - wierd! Never had any bother with heights when I was younger!
3. I have 3 children, Amelia (soon to be 10), Hiolette (8) and Caleb (3) who are my life.
4. I have worked for starbucks for the last 7 years and yes I do like coffee!
5. I love being creative, I used to write stories and copy animation when I was at primary school. 6. I can't drive!
7. I love cooking especially at christmas (I turn into Nigella then!)
8. I'm a complete chocaholic!
Ha thats a mini insight into me and now onto the other 8 I am giving this to and they are

Lisa Jane
Enjoy folks! Hugs

A crafty sentiments christmas

Good morning folks, how are we all? Today over at crafty sentiments we are challenging you to make xmas creations, so a nice easy challenge for this time of year! I have used one of the stunning images available as a digi at the crafty sentiments store, this cute snowman and I have followed the sketch this wk over at stamp with fun.

I have used gorgeous basic grey papers along with another fab digi sentiment from crafty sentiments and stunning flowers from wild orchids. My snowflakes have been punched with MS with little gem stones from stash to add to the blingy sparkle! My lace is also from stash and my image has been coloured with prismas and sparkled with stardust stickles.

I also want to enter this into Simon says stamp let it snow, Crafty creations christmas, ABC's I is for Ice and snow and delightfuls flower power challenges.
I hope you can pop across and see what the other DT have been up to and also join in with our fab challenge this wk! Hugs to all

Wednesday 24 November 2010

A creative cottage pink gem xmas

Good morning and thanks for popping by my blog again! Today sees another fortnightly challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog with another chance to win a super £10 voucher to spend at the fab creative cottage shop!
Our challenge this wk has been chosen by Carol, she wants an untraditional christmas! So we would like to see your xmas projects in untraditional colours.
I have made a card using the orange haze paper pack, which are these gorgeous oranges and teal blue colours and I have teamed them with this fabulous pink gem image, she is Ellie and postbox available in Polymer now, what a cutee! I have used a sentiment downloadable from crafty sentiments as the sending a warm wish seemed very appropriate with this image.

I have followed the sketch this wk over at Create for fun and have used MS snowflake punch for my border along with some gems from stash and Marrianne D's die for my large snowflake with gem brad. I have also used fun flock on my image for all the white fluffy bits!

I would also like to enter this into Paperplays let it snow challenge, Totally papercrafts snowflakes, Fussy and fancys xmas no red or green, Papercutz xmas with bling, Totally gorjuss non traditional xmas, 2 sisters snowflakes challenge, creative inspirations xmas challenge, pile it on's winter challenge and stamp it crazys snow and glitter challenge.
Thanks for popping by, I hope you can join us in the challenge this time!
Hugs everyone!

Tuesday 23 November 2010

A new challenge blog and DT call!

Ooo look a new challenge blog! The craft us crazy challenge blog are having a DT call, just pop over to read all about it and have a chance to win a gift voucher to an online store just by spreading the word!
I can't wait to get started on their challenges in the new year!

A sweetpea evening

Hi everyone, hope you are all well! I have made a card today using the gorgeous sketch over at sweetpea stampers this wk and have inked up another of my very special sweetpea stamps, I just love these ladies!
I have teamed her up with these stunning papers from papermania rose garden collection which I have distressed and sparkled.

My pretty lace is prima and my fab flowers are wild orchids. My flourishes have been cut with Marianne D's and my butterflies are MS punched. My little gems are from stash and my sentiment is waltzingmouse.

Sometimes you just need to get away from all the xmassy creations lol! I am getting very festive already though so I may be chucking xmas at the blog for a fair bit over the next month (I have plenty of ideas!) I also want to enter this into Spoonful of sugars anything goes challenge and the crafty purple frogs blossoms challenge.
There is also a DT call going on over at OSAAT at the moment if any of you fab creators want to have a go at working with some of the finest digis around!
Hugs to you all

Sunday 21 November 2010

OSAAT pick or season or an event challenge

Hi everyone, lovely to have you here! Today sees another challenge over at OSAAT which this wk is an anything goes theme of picking a season or an event, so a summer or winter card or possibly just a birthday, xmas or in my case new baby card.
I was lucky enough to work with this lovely image by one of our creators Eiglas available in the store now. She is so sweet and I have given her bright red hair as the friend I have made this for (who still has 3 wks to go before her baby girl is born) has another little girl whose hair is as bright orange/red as this so I'm assuming the little girl yet to be born will be similar!!

I have used papers from my stash, sorry can't tell you where they are from! I have used a stunning piece of wide lace with pink ribbon through which I got from e bay. I have distressed my image and papers with Tim Holtz worn lipstick and have edged my image with folded lace. My spotted ribbon is also from stash as is my little dummy charm (I used these on my son's christening favours 3 yrs ago!) My butterfly is cut with Marianne d's, my flowers are wild orchids, my pearls are from stash and my sentiment stamp is waltzing mouse.

I have followed the sketch this wk over at pink elephant and am also entering this into digital tuesdays anything with wings challenge (hope my butterfly counts!), City crafters children challenge, Freshly breweds show off your style (this is so me!), Charismas baby challenge, Digi doodle shops best anything goes challenge, Crazy 4 challenges circles challenge, crafty Emmas lovely lace challenge and Allsorts lace, ribbon and charm challenge.
I hope you can join in with our super easy challenge this wk and don't forget to pop across and check out the other DTs work this wk. Enjoy your sundays! Hugs to all

Friday 19 November 2010

Happy anniversary

Hello everyone, I hope we are all well in the land of blog! Today I have made this card for my hubby as today is our 5 yr wedding anniversary, we have been together just under 11 yrs but only married for the last 5.
I have used this fabulous beer monster image from pink gem designs available as a polymer stamp and isn't he cool?!

My background paper is an embossed brown from my stash (the embossing is shiny if you can see!) the striped paper is nitwits and the mulberry paper from stash. My ticket sentiment is a digi from whimsy and my twine and pearls are from stash too.

I have followed the sketch this wk over at cute card thursday and would also like to enter this into Sarah Hurleys embossing challenge, Daring cardmakers we 3 (I have used 3 pearls and 3 types of PP) and frosted designs distressing challenge.
We are planning on having a meal out later to celebrate!
Keep well friends and hugs to all!

Thursday 18 November 2010

Crafty sentiments red & black challenge

Morning folks, ok I have procrastinated enough on this one! Today over at crafty sentiments the challenge is to use red and black. I really don't know what it was about this that I just couldn't get with this wk. I think if I was doing a sassy image like a Kenny K or Barbara Jensen I would LOVE this colour combo as it makes me think of feathers and boudoir (lol!) but I tried to go sort of xmassy with this and I think I failed miserably!
I didn't have time to create another DT creation so please feel free to run away and hide as I'm not too thrilled with this!

I have used the sketch over at sketch saturday and have used papers from Rusty pinkle and stssh, I have embossed the bottom card with a script embossing plate, my flowers (I really am not happy with) are partially stash partially wild orchids, with punched leaves. My image has been coloured with prismas and I have added fun flock and stickles to her cuffs and neck.

Please check out the other DT work it is so much better than mine lol! There is a new freebie on the blog today too and some gorgeous circle digi sentiments in the store too. I promise to make mr Mojo come back and make something as nice as I made yesterday! Hugs to you all

Wednesday 17 November 2010

The sweetest sketch and a sweetpea

Hello folks, glad you popped by again! I am on a bit of a fairy roll here! I had ordered some new stamps from sweetpea recently and have been itching to use them and why not, they are stunning! Anyone who knows me will know why I absolutely LOVE this fairy! Her boots! I am a huge fan of great big buffalo boots and she reminded me of them sooo much I just had to have her! She is from a new range by Brigid Ashwood and grrr I just popped accross to link the shop into this post and there are more new darlings that I just have to have now oops!
I have made a card using the most fabulous sketch this week over at sweet sketch wednesday, I love love love all those layers! Any excuse to break out all the lace, ribbons, flowers and plenty of dp!

My fabulous DP is from the creative cottage, I just adore these yummy colours! My flowers and lace are from wild orchids and my frame has been cut with nesties.
I have distressed and sparkled to the max as per the norm! My bottom layer of blue has been embossed with a vine embossing folder and distressed ala tim Holtz. My image has been coloured with Prismas and stickled on her wings.

I would like to enter her into Sweetpea stampers embossing challenge, Simon says stamps sparkle challenge, flutterby wednesdays anything goes, In a sweetpea dreams flowers challenge, delightful challenges glitter it up, paperplays ribbon, lace and flowers challenge, Moving along with the times nice and bright challenge and paper sundaes 2 toppings challenge (I used ribbon, blue and embossing)
Thanks for coming by to see me again, hugs everyone!

Tuesday 16 November 2010

A beautiful new fairy

Hello my lovely followers and visitors! There was no card yesterday, unfortunately due to family commitments of all the DT the pocket full of posies challenge blog will be no more. I had lots of fun in the short time I was there though.
So I am back today with a challenge card made with a new stamp that I bought from crafts and me and isn't she stunning?! Sorry for the not so fab light again!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at fairymoon and have used these beautiful papers from pink petticoat. My fabby flowers are wild orchids with my hip roses from mulberry crafts. I have glittered it all with stickles and mounted on glitter cardstock and her wings are also sparkled to the max! My butterflies are MS punched and my little pearls are from stash.
I would also like to enter this into Crafts and me challenge of glitter, Stamp with funs square challenge and spoonfull of sugars distressing challenge.

I have coloured her with prisma pencils and distressed the edges of my image with dusty concord and lavender stickles. I have stamped a small SU flourish round the outside in pink.
Thanks so much for popping by here again and leaving me some lovely comments, hugs to everyone

Sunday 14 November 2010

OSAAT favourite colours challenge

Hi Folks! First of all I must apologise for my absence, I was quite poorly on friday so no crafting at all for a couple of days, thank heavens this creation was already made for todays challenge over at OSAAT. This wk we are asking you to use your fave colours. OK, I sort of cheated here as we all know my faves are def pinks and lilacs with tonnes of flowers! However I was given gingerlofts carousel reindeer to use, which you can buy here and it just begged to be made into a carousel gift box and my fave colours for my xmas creations at the moment are classic, vintage creams, golds, reds and greens.
So I have made this cute xmas gift box in the shape of a carousel, there are 3 reindeer around it. I have used gorgeous vintage freebies from far far hill again for my papers, there are even more over there I need to download asap!!

I have made a circular box with a lid that fits inside the box and a seperate cone on top for decoration. I have distressed with tea dye and sparkled with stickles. My pearls are from stash and my stunning lace from Wild orchids.
I have coloured my reindeer image with Prisma pencils.

I am entering this into ABCs challenge of H is for holidays, Freshly brewed 2 or more patterned papers, Fab and funkys circles challenge, Cute card thursdays anything goes, Stamp somethings digi day challenge, Crazy 4 challenges xmas items, totally gorjuss traditional xmas colours, bee craftys xmas challenge and 2 sisters xmas challenge.
Thanks again for popping by to see me, I hope you can join in with our fab challenge this wk!
Hugs to everyone!

Thursday 11 November 2010

Wow look what I got!

I'm so lucky that the lovely Dawn has given me this award and it is an award with a difference, you get a voucher to spend at digis with attitude!

I have to tell you 3 different things about me, well I thought I would go pretty random with this so......
1. I once got chatted up by a member of the newly formed Boney M (lol)
2. I was in the choir for Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat.
3. I met Paul Macartney in the bakers buying chips
Ha yep they are all true!!
I would like to pass this on to 5 people and they are....
1. Lisa Jane
2. Nina
3. Pinky
4. Jo
5. Nataliya
In order to find out about this award and your voucher go here and then wear your badge with pride ladies!!!

Crafty sentiments rememberance day (poppies)

Hi everyone, it's thursday again which means another challenge over at crafty sentiments and this wk we are following the theme of rememberance day (rememberance sunday this wk). So to honour all our soldiers that have died in war we would love for you to use poppies or red flowers or red paper on your projects.
I still sneakily snuck in another christmas card but used my new little stash of poppies which I got from Wild orchids (gorgeous aren't they!), this is one of the fab new christmas Amy stamps now available at the crafty sentiments store and Suzette is offering a free stamp with orders over £8.00 at the mo!

I folowed the fab sketch over at sketch and stash this wk and used the fabulous free digi papers from far far hill, seriously folks if you love all things vintage and haven't been over there to check it out do! There are stacks of freebie papers, frames etc I'm hooked!
I also got these gorgeous free digi vintage ticket sentiments from here, fab stuff! I will admit that I have gone a bit vintage crazy lately!!

I have coloured my white poppy with Marvy le plume pens and water for a slightly less vibrant red. My brown roses are also wild orchids. My ribbons are from stash as are my little pearls.
I also wanted to enter this into craft your passions challenge of doubling things on your card. I have doubled my chiffon ribbon to give a 2 coloured bow, used 2 pearls and 2 DP and 2 types of flowers, hope that all counts!
I hope you can join in with a little Red this wk, don't forget to pop accross and see some of the other lovely DT creations! Hugs to everyone!

Wednesday 10 November 2010

New challenge at the creative cottage someone special at christmas

Happy wednesday everyone!! It's time for another fortnightly challenge at the creative cottage challenge blog (wow doesn't 2 wks just fly by at the moment?!!!) Our challenge this time is to make something for someone special at christmas and has been chose by Anne.
I have made a card using the fabulous papers from the naughty or nice kit available from the creative cottage shop, they are such fab festive colours! I have distressed the edges with a craft knife and stickle sparkled. I have also embossed, using a papercraft embossing plate, some snowflakes to the cream polka dotted paper. My beautiful image is a digi CC designs image available at the all that scraps store, isn't she sweet?!

I have followed the sketch this wk over at sketch saturday but turned it on it's side. My snowflake has been cut using Marianne d's and the brad and flower spacer are from stash. My sentiment ticket is pink gem deisgns and my (very linited lol) flowers are from wild orchids, my pearls are also from stash.

I would also like to enter this into crafty cardmakers challenge of dry embossing, Spoonfull of sugars Snowflakes challenge, sir stampalots christmas traditions challenge (It's my 2nd entry but last time I put in my boxes so an entirely new type of project!) and top tip tuesdays use an image challenge.
Thanks so much for popping by my blog to say Hi, I hope you can join us for this fortnights challenge! Hugs to all

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Fireworks on friday

Hiya peeps, no card from me today I have had my dad visiting yesterday after my busy wkend at work and had a family day at nursery today so not so much time for crafting but just thought I would share a photo from friday night when we had our fireworks.

This is my darling little boy, Caleb, who seems to be concentrating very hard on his sparkler! I hope everyone is well out there! Don't forget to pop back tomorrow with a new challenge from the creative cottage!
Hugs all