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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Anyone for Anya sketch

Well...hello all...
 Hope everyone had an exceptionally fab Christmas ... didnt it just whizz by ? By pure luck , I am not back till Friday. That will be a shock to the system , but then its a long weekend so its ok...
We always pay for being closed over the holidays ..I am suprised I dont dream prescriptions...December was horrible..!1
Anyway , I digress .. just wanted to post a quick card for the Anyone for Anya Sketch challenge.

The prize up for grabs is a $10.00 gift voucher to spend at Digital Delights.



The paper is My Minds Eye..the sentiment Craftwork Cards and my cute Anya image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers...

Check out the rest of the entries  over here. anyway ...all that is left for me to add is I wish for you a happy and healthy New Year...
gotta dash ...I am working on some exciting new stuff... cant tell you yet ... but it wont be long before the big launch ( wink !).
Thanks for stopping by...hugs xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Polkadoodles challenge week ~51 a sketch


Hello to you all..
Well , I hope you are all ready for a magical Christmas, and Santa brings you something special.
Its Friday , so that means its time for the polkadoodles challenge , and it a sketch by the lovely Ruth .
I have used the Sugar Birdies cd, full of fresh zingy colours to launch us into a fresh new year.!









I have used the flutterfly fairy Meshelle , and coloured them with my Promarkers. I layered her on the lovely layout from the sketch.
Please pop over to see what lovelies the rest of the dt have created , and dont forget to leave them a little love ...x

All that is left to do is wish you a merry Christmas , and a blessed and peaceful new year .
hugs  xx



Saturday, 18 December 2010

Music saves my soul Saturday-GREG LAKE I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS



This has got to be my all time fav Xmas tune ... and its my choice for M.S.M.S.S. Check out the rest of the entries at the lovely Marceas blog x

C.E.S. Challenge #17 Anything goes.

Hello all...
apologies I have been "away from keyboard !"  for a couple of days , and have neglected my blogging .
I am late posting my Gdt entry for CES Challenges , which now runs into the New Year , and the theme is " Anything Goes ".




This adorable Lili of the valley bear is coloured with Promarkers, Mounted onto a Sissix Bigz snowflake, and then onto a couple of nestie die cuts.
The lace is from Wild orchid Crafts, ribbon from stash , and the backing papers are from the lovely Martine , from The Craft Table.
Please check out the rest of the Dt girls fabby cards over at Crafty Emmas Challenge blog .
Thanks for looking .

Monday, 13 December 2010

Anyone for Anya DT call

Just a quick post to let you know that Anyone for Anya have been having a DT call .. it ends Wednesday in fact...
 i have recently discovered these little cuties... and I have been umming and ahhhing as to whether to apply . Well , I guess you gotta give things a try ...
 so , here is my card ..






The cute girl is from a set from The Greeting Farm called " Fuzzy Wuzzy ". there is a boy and a girl . they are both really sweet and I think I will be using them a lot .
The papers are from Polkadoodles , the tickets from Gdc, the girl is stamping in memento and colured with  my trusty Promarkers.
 The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches . These were freebies from the lovely Tracey from Dies to Die for , where i bought the stamps . The customer service is superb !
 anyway , best nip off and add my entry .... you can find out more here , but hurry !
 Thanks for stopping by . x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Polkadoodle s Challenge 49 - something to hold a gift

Hello all....
Boy, am i glad its the week-end..I am sure i have said it before , but i am REALLY glad ...I have had a horrible week . Problems at work , if its been poss to drop or break anything I have ..lol..Anything electrical?? well , I am steering clear..!!
Any,way , one good note I managed to buy 2 ticket to see Erasure in corcert , Yipppeee!!!
The are at Dalby Forest, next June ... something I am looking forward too !! :-) .
Anyhoo...on to my card this week .I went for a tea-light gift card , which seem to be very popular at the mo'. I used Sundae of Seasons, again... the resources on this cd are endless, there are sooo many gorgeous things .




Please pop over and see what the rest of the team have created..you are in for a treat ! Back real soon xx
hugs xx

P.S. The candy from the Polkadoodles blog hop has not been claimed... so i am re-drawing
(insert drum roll..!!)
its furrypig  !!
Please contact me with your address, my email is further down the page on my facebook link honey !

Saturday, 4 December 2010

M S Y S S -N-Trance - Set You Free






YYayy ! Music saves your soul Saturday is back !! Play It LOUD !!!!
Check out the other amazing tunes over at Marcea's  .

ABC christmas Challenge ..."Y" for Yuletide

Hello and happy weekend , boy am I sure glad i don't have to venture far today ..having said that I am off to see a good friend this weekend , to make my Christmas Pomander to hang at the front door . We have made them together now for the past 3 years . She is a Florist , and a very lovely lady lady .. I will  post some pics later...:-)
Anyway , just a quick post , to show you my entry for  the ABC Christmas Challenge ... which is "y" for Yuletide . I used my basic grey Jovial pad once again , and a Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with my Promarkers ..( I do love these ) .




You can see the lovely dt cards and entries here,...
                                      http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/.
                         Thanks for looking . Have a fab saturday !!

P.S. Just a quick foot note to say the winner of my Polkadoodles Blog hop candy has not claimed it yet ...please get in touch...
     Kat from theKatswhiskers.   My email is further down the page ..
Hugs xx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 47 all about the sentiment

Hello all...
Its Friday .. that only means one thing !!!
Yep ..the Polkadoodles Challenge , and this weeks theme is " All about the sentiment!"
This means making the sentiment the focal point on your card.. here is my card .

 I have used up my Polka dot scraps from the Sundaes of Seasons cd  (the butterfly is from there too) , "Just Because " Polkadoodle rubber  sentiment stamp , Kraft card ..( Nikky is now stocking Yummy East of India Kraft products in the Polkadoodles store) and a few pearls to finish .
Please check out what the rest of the dt girls have created for you this week over on the Polkadoodles blog .....
.Don't forget to enter the challenge , for a fabby prize. 
 Oh ! and have a great weekend..!
hugs xxxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

cute card thursday - "the blues !"

Just when you think it couldn't get any colder..???!!!
Had to cancel my hair appointment in Beverley today , the roads are pretty scary at the mo'.
 Hubby saw sense and came home today , he drives to Scarborough, and when you can't tell the roads from the snow driving over the top of the wolds ..???
So, productive day at home , back to work tomorrow... not looking forward to going out in it , but it will be nice and warm indoors , wouldn't want to have to work outdoors at the moment !
Anyway, onto my card ... the theme is " the blues " over at Cute Card Thursday....



the papers are Nitwits..  the image Lili of the Valley. the ribbon is the gorg silk ribbon from the ribbon girl . he is coloured with promarkers , and the charm is from my stash ( the hobby house , i think). It is blue honestly , but the light at the moment is strange to say the least ... another snow storm on the horizon!
The prize , by the way , over at Cute card thursday is a $20 voucher from The Beary Scrap. Pop, over and have a look , its the place to get everything you need ( and more) to create those cute tear bears :-).

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Anyone for Anya sketch

Hello guys...BRRRRR!!!!
Hope you are all safe and warm...
 The snow seems relentless these few days...I am off today , so a day to craft methinks !!

Anyway , just wanted to show you my entry for this weeks Anyone for Anya sketch. It is sponsered this week by Harlekino.

I used the basic grey jovial pad, A few vellum poisettias and pearls . Anya is coloured with promarkers.



would also like to enter it in " Aspoonful of sugar challenge" where this week its
" 3 patterned papers , 3 buttons or flowers  and 3 gems ". I think i qualify there ..lol ! checkout the rest of the dt cards and entries , awesome !

Off to link this to their challenge blog . be back real soon , with more cards :-)
Keep warm !!! xxx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hello guys... Just popped back to announce the winner of my Polkadoodles blog candy..







I had 62 qualifying comments , and despite trying to get mr Random org thing to co-operate ...

I Used Mr Randam Hubby-ma-jig and asked him to pick a number..
that number was 21 !


that means it was you Kat from TheKatsWhiskers !!! well done hunny !


please email me your addy and I will pop it in the post for you !
Psst! ...My addy....its down the page a little on my facebook link :-)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Blue, blue Christmas..

Hi guys... a short post ( to make up for my lack of output lately )
I wanted to show you this awesome free digi I got from the lovely Torico.... she is a designer for There She Goes rubber stamps..
I have been busy today creating Christmas cards for a dear friend ...She needs several Xmas cards for her Grandsons...





You may recognise the papers as Polkadoodles ..I love Nikky's papers. This one was from the creative Christmas CD .
The tickets were a freebie from GTC I think.. the font and brackets were from the Cindy Loo cartridge ..( eep I have a Cricut machine ..!!)
Our lovely mousey friend was coloured with Promarkers...
I would like to enter him into a couple of challenges ...
The first is Digital Tuesday challenge , the theme there is " Let it snow " , where the prize is from My Grafico .
The second is Bah!humbug and the theme there is "feeling the blues", here you have to use shades of blue on your card . Hope you like todays creations , thanks for looking xx 

Hello all!

Hi guys ..apologies for being MIA  Its been a hectic week and i have struggled a little with my eyes . When I am a little headachy  they tend to complain a little , but I am thankful I am not really a migraine sufferer! Bless all those that are  x
 Anyway , so i missed the last Polkadoodle s challenge , but today i wouldlike to show you a coulple of samples made with Nikky's new stamps...Did you see the show on Create and Craft ..wowzers !! Those little houses and accessories are so cute ! The demo Nikky did blew me away ... and since its not fit to be outside today ( unless you are a polar bear !) I might get a little crafting in...:-)




The houses and sentiments are fabby !! you can get loads of little accessory stamps to create a scene...
They sold out on the show , and I think there is a waitlist over at Polkadoodles . Get your name down .. you will love playing with these...
 I will be back soon with the winner of my candy from the Polkadoodles blog hop !!
TTFN! x

Friday, 19 November 2010

Polkadoodles challenge and blog hop !

Whoop ! Whoop ! This is it !! YYAYYY !!
Time once again for the Polkadoodles Challenge , but this weeks theme is "Give Thanks"...and we are thanking you our lovely Polkadoodles fans by having a blog hop , and saying thanks by giving away as a  prize some awesome candy , generously given by the fantabulous Nikky Hall herself !
!


Right...i am getting giddy ..
First things first , my card this week , something to show what I am thankful for ...

One of the biggest things I am thankful for are my two wonderful daughters. They are growing into such lovely young ladies , strong and very independent . They study hard and hold down a little job to pay their way in the world . One thing tho' ..I never tell them I love them often enough. Girls , I am very proud of you and I love you loads xxxx


I have used the Sundae of seasons cd for this ...I know i keep saying it but it is fab! the stampies are gorgeous , the papers ..well I love 'em! They are what I call ditsy prints and are so useful !


Now, for the exciting bit ..the Hop !
To say thanks to YOU all our lovely supporters and followers we are offering candy, lots of yummylicious candy !
Here's mine.....



(Isn't it amaazing!!??? Thanks Nikky ! x)

That's not all..!! Nikky has kindly given us a code that YOU can use to get a 10% discount at her fabby store http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/ .
The code you will need is

HOPPITYHOP10
this will only be valid from 9am Friday 19 November until 12noon Sunday 28 November (when hop ends).
Pop over and take a look !


Here is the list of the stops along the way . Each of us have candy you could win.
All you need to do is:
 1. hop along , stopping at every ones blog and leaving us a comment, this will enter you for the chance to win their candy. (if you are really lucky , you could win 13 lots!!)

2. You will be given a letter clue by each of the girls , this will make  the secret word..!

3. Once you have done this leave the completed word on the Polkadoodles Blog , in the comments section . ( don't worry the comments will be moderated to keep it fair).

4. The blog Hop will end on Sunday 28th November at 12 noon (gmt)

Here is the blog hop list in case you get lost along the way...


               Emma - http://vintagemilly.blogspot.com/

               Jenny - http://www.breakouttheglitter.blogspot.co/

               Ruth - http://tiptoptoppers.blogspot.com/


               Enfys - http://going-buggy.blogspot.com/

              Claire - http://hopejacare.blogspot.com/


               Lou - http://lulucardmaking.blogspot.com/


              Lis M - http://mycraftblogumentary.blogspot.com/


                Lisa - http://ohsocutebylisa.blogspot.com/


               Tracie - http://bondgirl-craftersblock.blogspot.com/


               Fliss - http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/

                Nikky Hall- http://polkadoodlesandme.blogspot.com/

 
               Polkadoodle Challenge Blog
              (final letter)  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com



So, if you have come from Lou's Blog , you are in the right place .My letter is M .
Next on the hop is the lovely Tracie , go check out her scrummy candy here... 
 Don't forget to leave your comment before you go to be in with a chance to win my candy .


Enjoy the hop ! x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

CES Challenge blog .- think pink

Morning to you ..!
Its a lot brighter today , so i will make this a quick post, so i can make the most of the light , i have loads of orders to meet !
Hubby did buy me a daylight lamp , so I can carry on in the evenings now ... I  really like to sit and colour under it ..:-)
anyway , I wanted to post my entry for CES challenge this week ..its " Think  Pink " , my favourite colour ..esp on girly cards ... so it was rude not to enter... !







 
The papers are MME "lush" flowers and lace from wild Orchid Crafts .The little hanglar girl ..( I know i have used her loads recently ) is coloured with promarkers .
So , there you go.. my entry over at CES Challenge this week , where the prize is 3 images from the Stampfairy .
There are some TDF dt cards this week, go take a peep over at the challenge .
I would like also to enter this in Flutterby Wednesdays challenge . There is an optional sketch , but the theme is anything goes as long as it has a butterfly , angel or fairy on it .. you can just see my butterfly !
Pop over and take a look , there are some truly gorg cards entered !

Thanks for looking ... and dont forget ...Tomorrow is the big day !! The Polkadoodles blog hop !!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Polkadoodles blog hop !!

Only two more sleeps till the Polkadoodles blog hop!!
Here is a teeny weeny , sneeky peek at some of the yummy candy up for grabs..


Be sure to make yourself a follower ... its too good to miss !

Monday, 15 November 2010

A spoonful of sugar " snow / snowflakes"

Hello all..
 i have been fairly busy in the last week , and i have lots of orders for cards . I have been taking pics of them in hopes to enter them in a couple of challenges...
 My card tonight is a Christmas card , featuring a lili of the valley image . I really enjoy colouring these with my trusty Promarkers , and i looove to embellish !






The papers and ribbon are Anna Griffin ,  the stamp is Cats Life Press, the flowers are Wild Orchid , except the leaves , they are Prima. The image is "dropping the shopping" from Lili of the Valley.
I would like to enter The Spoonful of sugar Challenge " Snow or Snowflakes " ..here http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/11/challenge-129-snowsnowflakes.html .
The prize is a £10 gift vouchers from Bunnyzoes. I just placed an order there, the service is excellent !

And , I would like to enter The Pixie Cottage challenge  to follow the sketch or use 2 colours only . I hope this fits , I used red and brown (kraft). The prize is two stamps from the pixie cottage collection . http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/2010/11/pixie-cottage-challenge-44-sketch-andor.html . Great stamps !
And, last but not least...Scrapbook Sisters Challenge "Christmas colours" ..

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 45 make a gift box

O.M.G its Friday again !!
 Can't believe another week has whizzed by....and you know what is just around the corner !!
Well since it is Friday , that must mean time for the Polkadoodles challenge !
This weeks theme is ."Make a gift box".
So, without further ado..here is my creation this week


The papers (only its card ) is from the paper boutique creative Christmas c.d..I love blue for Christmassy stuff . I coloured Gracie , a Flutterfly Fairy stamp, to match . wrapped a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch round the box added a few gems, and layered Gracie onto the box. Its just a lovely size to hold a bracelet or necklace perhaps...
You can see what the rest of the design team girlis have created here.. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ 

Now, don't forget we have something very exciting next week...
The Polkadoodles Blog Hop !!
You will not believe the prizes up for grabs...
tune in during the next week and I may post a sneeky peep at the gorgeous candy YOU could win !
Remember make yourself a follower and get ready for the Polkadoodle  party !!

Monday, 8 November 2010

PolkaDoodles D.T Call !!





Hello all...
 yep, you are not dreaming , i am posting here..
but , I HAD to tell you all about the D.T call with us at Polkadoodles !!
What a fabulous oppertunity ! They are an awesome  bunch of girls ...who  made me feel right at home ! ( couple of mad ones ..?? but we'll not mention that ! lol !)
AND ... you get to work with all the Polkadoodles goodies you could dream of ... wanna know more...?
Pop on over here...
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/...
...You still here...?   x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Music saves my soul Saturday Old Hag




Morning and happy Saturday..
 That means Music Saves My Soul Saturday !!
This week I fancy a little Irish jig..hope this get you up and jiggin too Xx
check out the lovely Marcea's blog to see what fab tunes there are this week ..
http://marceascraftingcorner.blogspot.com/




Friday, 5 November 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 44 Quick and easy christmas cards

Hello all ..its Friday !! Hoorah !
That means its time for another Polkadoodles challenge...thgis week its quick and easy christmas cards. These must be an answer to our prayers, with so much to organise at that time of year ...if we can make quick batch cards with relevant ease, thats another tick off the list !!
So, heres mine..

Its all from the Sundae of Seasons c.d. and so easy to do. Aren't the likkle gingerbread men adorable..?
you can see the rest of the polkadoodley girls' creations over here....
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-44-challenge-quick-easy-christmas.html . up for grabs is the lurrvvlee Polkaddodles blinkie and something really scrummy !
I will be back soon with details of our up and coming blog hop...the prizes are AWESOME !!! So make yourself a follower so you don't miss out !! xx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Music saves my soul Saturday..Eva Cassidy - Ain't no sunshine...



I love Eva Cassidy and this is exception...I could choose no end  to post of her songs... but this one hits the right spot today...


This is my choice for todays music saves my soul Saturday rom the lovely marcea... you can enter your choice there too... http://marceascraftingcorner.blogspot.com/ .


C.E.S. challenge #10 chocolate and caramel .

Hello all...its the weekend again...yipppeee...
I guess it seems I am wishing my life away , but this week has been a toughie and I am glad to see the weekend.
 So, its Saturday, so that must mean another C.E.S challenge.
this weeks theme is Chocolate and Caramel...yummy !!
 This is my last card as Guest Designer for C.E.S ...I would like to say thanks for having me !!
 My card is using the new My Minds Eye pad True Blue that I bought from Crafty Emma's store... and the new Cats life press rubber stamp i got there too. You must check these out .. they are so cute and yet, different . I have to say I have admired these before and looked at them on U.S sites.....Go see what Emma has in her store here... http://www.craftyemmasstore.co.uk/ .
Anyway , enough chit chat , onto my card .





So there it is... I am loving Anya images at the mo..
she is coloured with Promarkers and 3-d'd on top of my Nestie circles. The Flowers are Prima.
You must checkout the rest of the dt teams creations over on the challenge blog... http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ .
Brb with save your soul Saturday x

Friday, 29 October 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 43 Autumn Colours

Hello and happy Friday to you..!
That means today is the day for another Polkadoodles Challenge !
 This week the theme is autumn colours...
I have used a few dotty papers from theSundaes cd , but my favourite Flutterfly Fairies too !
 I coloured in Maggie perched on a toadstool, with promarkers, matted and layered the papers and added some autumnal leaves  and a sentiment ... Easy !



You can see all the lovely autumnal projects by the rest of the team by clicking here...  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 23 October 2010

C.E.S. challenge #9 Buttons and bows

Yippee its the weekend..hope you week has been a good one , and your weekend is fabberoo !!
Today is the launch of the next Ces Challenge  and this weeks theme is " Buttons and Bows ". I am Guest D,T  for the third week and i decided on a cute girly creation {my fav }... I used the Prima " Jack and Jill " paper pad which you can buy in Crafty Emmas store ..along with some more of these yummy paper pads in the Prima range . My image is Anya , and I coloured her with my trusty Promarkers  { you can find these at Emma's too }
http://www.craftyemmasstore.co.uk/ .



So...you have seen mine... prepare to be wowed , and get yourselves over to see what the D.T. girls have created .   http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
Thanks for looking ... :-)

Music saves my soul Saturday Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster



Hello and happy weekend..!
 This is my " Music  saves my soul  Saturday "  pick for this week. I am loving this track at the moment ...it is so energising !

You can find out more about Music saves my soul Saturday on the lovely Marcea's blog ...here..  http://marceascraftingcorner.blogspot.com/  ..  But before you go ..turn it up and enjoy !!
 Hugs xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 42 Something for a new baby

Hello...Happy Friday...(lets hope Mr blogger is co-operating and he post this correctly !)
Today new challenge over at Polka doodles is to create something for a new baby. I went with The Sundae of Seasons  CD , ( there are so many yummy things on there...I have barely scratched the surface)
I decided it would have to be for a baby girl ..i do so love the pinks and lemons on this CD , and the prints are what I would call ditsy , dainty and delicate .....
A nice big square card to start . layered with the oink gingham , then the lemon flowery dots and the pink version on that. I cut a circle in card and wrapped this with ribbon, backed it with lace .Then I layered a lace doily and a nestie circle. I decoupaged the little baby in and added the h so cute stars as an accent ..a few dots of pearly doodles...


..a bow and some buttons ...
Isn't she cute ?


I adore these little stars ..!!


Now its the turn of the rest of the D.T. girls to show their amazing creations...you just need to pop on over here..
Thanks for looking .Enjoy the rest of your Friday !
Hugs

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Pollycrafts amazing secret stamps candy !!

Just a quick post ..its a little late..but i had to tell you about the amazing 1000 follower prize up for grabs at Pollycraft !!
 You NEED To check this out !!
http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/10/secret-stamps-candy-to-mark-1000.html .
 I was too excited to wait  to tell you !!
 Hugs

Monday, 18 October 2010

Happy Birthday, Mum !

Hello all...
 Just a quick post..please indulge me ..
 Its my Mums birthday , and i wanted to wish her a very happy day !!

This is what i created for her....








So , Happy birthday , Mum . Have a lovely day !!  xxxxxxx