Saturday, 31 December 2011

Sugar Nellie Candy alert !!!

Hi guys...
 Just wanted to let you know  about the last Sugar Nellie Candy of the year .. what a way to end the the year  !!!!... get yourself over there now.. before the celebrations begins...

Happy New Years to you .. hope  its a happy & healthy one.... !
Hugs xx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Papertake weekly challenge- Sketch

hi you guys...
 how is you festive break coming along? I know some of you are back at work , and to be honest , if I hadn't changes jobs I would be... 
well, its New Years eve tomorrow .. and its also my little bruvvers birthday ! so, I hope you he doesn't look at my blog.. I think i'm pretty safe! 

The sketch is a fab one from Dawny P...

 and here is my take...

 the papers are MME Fine & dandy , as I recall... the image is from Just Inkcined, called "Throwback Fred ", coloured with my Promarkers... the sentiment is computer generated... 

... hope my lil Bro' likes!
I would like to enter this in..
1.Papertake weekly Challenge - sketch
2.Aud's sentiments challenge - anything goes
3.Charisna Cardz- Anything goes ( 2nd entry)
4.moving along with the times - Music or retro
5.Cooking it up with Katie- anything goes

thanks for stopping by...hopefully I should get another post in tomorrow, but if not have a fabulous New Year, health and happiness to you ! 
Hugs xx

Diddydoodles challenge Blog

Hiya !!
 just a quick post to let all you mini crafting addicts out there... the is a new Challenge Blog for the littlies called 


So for all you Diddydoodles out there... as long as your under 16.. there are always fab prizes to be won... !!


What are you waiting for ...?

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

City crafter challenge Blog - Make the cut

Hello folks... hows things... well its the lull between the holidays...Hubby and I went for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs.. its a fierce wind that's for sure... Still we were wide awake when we got home...
So, just a quick card... its getting to to the last of the cjhristmas ones now.. but I will try and make a resolution to make them thro the year.. it certainly helped when we got to December.. i was just about finished in time.. all my orders were complete by the beginning og December.. I even impressed my self.. so all I had to do then was make my own! 
Here is a card for the City Crafter Challenge where they want you to make the cut... Fussy or paper piecing.. you get the idea... here is my card..

  the papers are First Edition, and the image is Casper Silvermist from Pollycraft. He is coloured with my Promarkers.. cut out & 3d-d onto my card... the Cool Yule is printed and snipped too .. the present is cut out of the dp's 

 everything is matted onto Kraft card.. I love the look of it...
 So.. to enter...
1.City Crafter Challenge- Make the cut 
2.Stamp & Doodle - Christmas 
3.Tip Top Tuesday - Anything goes
4.The secret crafter - Anything goes 
5.Papercreations ink- Something old ( Papers) / Something new (Digi)
6.Paper playtime - Anything goes &sentiment
7. Chrimbo crackers- Snowflakes
thanks for stopping by... I must get something ready for our tea... all that fresh air has made me hungry 
 hugs xx

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Saturated Canary challenge- Winter /Christmas

hi you lot !!!
we made it then.. through the flurry if the festivities...?
 Don't know about you but my body is screaming Nooooo... I just crave the basics in food... I couldn't face another mince pie !!....
Then we have round 2 ! the new year celebrations... we have the in-laws coming... we have a Chinese then stay up to see the New Year in... they had better staying power than us last year...LOL! 
Anyhooo... just wanted to share a quick card whilst the boys are playing on Fifa.. there is a lot of laughter cos they are both rubbish at it !!!! 
My card is another Saturated Canary image which i used for Hubby's card...

the papers are MMe ...lost & found...Christmas.. the image is ...Suzie stockings... she is coloured with my Promarkers...  the sentiment is computer generated...

 I coloured her in and cut her out for the 3d effect.. isnt she just Sassy !?!?!

I am entering her in..
1.Saturated Canary Challenge- Winter /Christmas 
2.House of Gilli - Red & Gold
3.Karens doodles - Spot & Stripes
4.Totally Papercrafts - Time to party !
5.charisma Cardz - Anything goes 
  thanks for popping by.. must get myself organised for our next visitors today... a spot of baking to do...

Hugs xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Facebook sugar Nellie group- Pay It Forward

Hello Peeps..
 Hopefully you are ready for the big day tomorrow...?
 I can believe it is finally here... all that hustle and bustle, and now we can settle down to enjoy the time with our families....
So , i would like to wish all my followers and visitors a Very Merry Christmas , and a happy and healthy 2012....
Thanks for all your visits and kind comments... I have some fab crafty blog friends out there.. love to you all... Mwah ! xxx
i just want to share my Pay-it-forward card that i sent via the sugar Nellie Group I  am in on Facebook.. they are a lovely bunch of crafty girls.. and they are very talented we formed a list .. each adding our names.. and we send a card the the name below us... here is my card...

  the papers are MME lost & found Christmas , the image is from funkykits, its a simply sassy, which was a limited edition when the last set was launched....called "Seasons greetings"..... she is coloured with my Promarkers...

I love the touch of holly in her hair.. I have also added some stardust pen...the snowflake button is from stash...
So, i hope my recipient the lovely Susan likes her.... 
I would also like to enter the following challenges..
1.Divas by design- Merry christmas
2.Crafting for all Seasons- Christmas
3.One crazystamper- Christmas 
4.Paper Issues- Holiday madness
5.Stampin Royalty- Christmas 
6.Pennys challenges- holiday gifts
7. crafts and Me - Christmas 
8. i brake for challenges - vintage 
thanks for popping by.. have a wonderful festive holiday.. and i will be back real soon... 
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sassy cheryl's Challenge- a snowman and a die cut

Goooood morning my festive friends....
 How are your preparations coming...?
 well , I guess I am ready... 
 I have a card to share with you... another from my massive production line... i reckon i will have to find my Mojo under all this mess on my desk , when it comes to making some new cards in the New Year...
 This is for Sassy Cheryl's  challenge... I saw this image and had to have it.. wow her images are adorable!!!.. I can see this becoming a regular!

 yes... those papers again... winter Wonderland by Martine... They just are so easy to use.... the sentiment is Lili of the Valley... and the image is called "Sassy Sally  plays a trick", coloured with my Promarkers.... a couple of snowflakes to finish....

I stitched three scraps together , its a good way to up your bits left over... and of course I added the essential sprinkle of glitter....

So this is for 
1.Sassy Cheryl's Challenge- A snowman & die cut
2.Papertake weekly Challenge- Last Christmas.. card of the year
3.chrimbo crackers - snowflakes
4.CRAFT - Christmas pastels
5. Christmas card challenges- nontraditional Christmas colours
6.Glitter Geeks - Anything goes.

Thanks for taking the time to call in today... I really appreciate your comments.. especially at this busy time of year...
 Hugs xx

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge- Winter wonderland..

Hello my lovely bloggin friends...
 I'm back with yet another chrimbo card.. this time male themed....
It fits nicely in with the Digital Tuesday Challenge- Winter wonderland... the image and the papers are digi...

 the image is from Pollycraft... its actually a freebie.. which is fab ! he is called Casper Silvermist - too cool for Christmas...
He is coloured with my promarkers..., fussy cut and 3-d'd onto my card. The papers are Sherry K designs... the sentiment is Craftwork cards....

 i have matted the layers to add pop to the colours.... We have a new printer, as the old Epson finally died.. and the colours sure do print fab...
So , to enter this in 
1.Digital Tuesday - Winter wonderland
2.Everybody art challenge - Anything goes
3.Cheerful Stamp Pad- Merry Christmas 
4.Dream Valley Challenges- Christmas (2nd entry)

So... am I on a roll..?
 back soon with another card... til then..
 Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The crazy challenge- Christmas

hello you lot!
well i am back as Promised... sharing a card from my long list of!
 This time I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp, and my Promarkers, and one of my fave colour combo's soft blues....this fits nicely into the Crazy Christmas Challenge - Christmas...

this little sweetie is called "Titania" she is coloured with my Promarkers... , the papers are an old fave of mine "winter Wonderland" by Martine McKnight, i have used seam binding, lace from wOC, and Prima flowers.. the gem is from stash.You might notice i have used that die cut again... i do love it...
I can see myself purchasing more Memory box dies in the New Year.

I love to add loads of glitter  and stardust pen too...
 So, This fits ..
1.The Crazy Challenge- Christmas
2.Totally gorjuss- for Someone special( Grandma)
3.The delightful challenge- anything goes
4. Dutch Dare Challenge- tic, tac, toe (pearls, ribbon , stamped image)
5.Addicted to stamps- snowflakes
6.Crafts and more challenge- monochrome

Thanks for stopping by... i promise to get back to my regular schedule on my blog... I do miss you company... i will be back soon with another card ..
 hugs xx

Passion for Promarkers mega Christmas challenge- Half way reminder

Hi guys....
.....Phew !! now...Stop & breathe...sigh!!!
Well The Big Day is nearly upon us and it is all truly a whirl... We are rushing round like headless chickens..? Right ??/ Or is that just me..??lol!
Well , i just wanted to remind you that its the mid-Way point over at Passion for Promarkers ...its a MEGA Christmas Challenge.. and the prizes are awesome !!!! 

I created this card.....

.. but there are lots more stunning creations to be seen from the dt .. and prizes to die for.. What you waiting for...?
I am off out shortly to join the girls from my old job.. for a bite of lunch .. and then I promise to improve my blogging.... I have been a little lapsed , but it that crazy time of year...
 Hugs xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Craft your days away challenge- snowmen

hi everyone... well the pace is certainly quickening.... the BIG day hurtling towards us.. are you ready...?
this next card was part of a set for a friend.... and it fits nicely with the Craft your Days Away Challenge, where the theme is "Snowmen"
the papers are MME Lost & Found Christmas ..

the stamp is a Sugar Nellie.. "Snow Juggler", and he is coloured with my Promarkers....

 the die cut is a memory box one.. can you see a theme here.. lol .. I love them ...

I am entering in..
1.Craft your days away challenge- snowmen
2.Totally Gorgeous- Let it snow
3.4 Crafty Chics- Christmas
4.Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
5.The squirrel & the Fox - Christmas (2nd entry)
6.The crafty purple Frog - its cold outside

thanks for popping by... must dash ..pressies to wrap.
Hugs xx

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Saturated Canary Challenge- For the boys

Hello again you guys...
 hows your day so far.. hope you are almost ready for the BIG day...?
 I finally had chance to make a card for one of my favourite digi artists EVERRRRR ! the lovely Krista from saturated Canary...
I am still making a few commissioned cards and this one is for a friend to give her son...
So, my card nicely fits the challenge "For the Boys

 I have used "Hot Cocoa"..coloured with Promarkers... the papers are first Edition... the circle stamp is cats life Press... the die cut is Memory Box.with a few extra snowflake buttons from stash..

I hope you like him.. I think he is really cute... 
So , i would like to enter  him in...
1.Saturated Canary Challenge- for the boys 
2.Creative Inspirations - non- Traditional Xmas colours
3.Paper sundaes - Anything Christmas
4.Crafty calendar - cold & frosty

I really hope you like him... these are really one of my all time fav images... so cute..
 thanks for stopping by... Hugs xxx

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Whimsy and stars studio Dt card

Hello everyone... well that was a quick weekend...
Got all my chores done tho.. ready for another busy week.!
So I am back with a long overdue whimsy & stars card... This time using "Twinkling Angel"...

the papers are MME Lost & Found Christmas, the die cut is a Memory Box Frosty border, the bow is mink seam binding.. and a sprinkle of Twinklets to finish (glitter glass) 

well , i don't know about you but I still have cards to make and send... this Christmas is hurtling towards me... Still I have this week for training then time off over Christmas...:-)
i would like to enter this in..
1.dream Valley Challenge- Christmas
2.Gingerloft - Winter stitch at a time- Use a digi
4.The squirrel & the fox- Christmas
5.Hotshot crafts - Christmas
6.Crafty Ribbons - Traditional Christmas colours
 thanks for popping by... I know I have been a little awol , but thanks for coming back..
 Hugs xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Onestopcraft challenge - traditional Christmas colours

Hi guys...
 I'm back..
 Phew! as predicted the last week or so has been a total whirl.. A new job lots of training.. busy, busy, busy !
the weekend away in robin hoods Bay was divine...It was quite surreal walking round with all these folks in tradition Christmas clothing.. they really made a wonderful effort it was a a dream weekend. The cottage was cosy too! ..
I will show you some pics at the end of this post, if you'd like a peep... :-) 
so.. my card for the one stop craft challenge... one of my commissioned cards using Joanna Sheene's "Precious Petals" cd those baby faces are a  delight !!! 

the papers are Raspberry road - Lace from WOC, seam binding and flowers too. the leaves are Prima and buttons from stash.

.. I hope you like it... haven't used a picture as a main image for ages... but its handy when you have a lot to make ...
I am entering this in.. stop craft challenge- Traditional Christmas colours 
2.crafty Hazelnuts challenge- Traditional christmas 
3.creations by gill M.- Red & green 
4.Card Makin Mama's- Christmas
5.Crafts for eternity- Recipe 
6.Crafty Anne's - tic Tac toe ( ribbon, bauble, gold)

 now a couple of pics from our weekend.. i will try not to bore you..

.. as you can see it was an enchanting weekend.. can't wait to do it again ..
 Hugs xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

candy alert...

Hi guys...
 Bet you wondered where I've been.... well more on that later but I wanted to give shout out to the fab candy alert over @ Sugar Nellies.....
Get yourself over here to see what the excitement is all about ... and if you have a sweet tooth you wont be disappointed ....

hugs xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Celebrations

Hi Guys...
what an exciting day for me... My first card  for the PFP challenge..
My term doesn't start til January, but the ladies have kindly invited me to join this weeks Mega Christmas challenge , where the theme is "Celebrations" 
So, for a change from all the christmas cards we are all frantically making , I thought i would go with a fresh spring-y colour combo.. with a sugar Nellie cutie to boot.

 the papers are MME Summer papers... the cutie is a sugar Nellie called " peek a boo". coloured with my Promarkers, and using a lili of the valley sentiment to finish 

... just love the little kitty too.. isnt he sweet ?
I am also entering this card in..
1.onestitchatatimechallenge - be square
2. Sundays with crissy- Anything goes
3 Papertake weekly - Anything goes

So, you simply must get yourself over to the PFp challenge, and enter... don't forget to leave a little love for the Dt girlies too.
 There are fabby prizes up for grabs...

So now for the exciting bit – the prizes!
Letraset are offering 1 amazing prize of 3 new packs of promarkers (metallics set, contemporary xmas set, modern xmas set)
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Whiff of Joy Stamps are generously offering 1 stamp from their sentiment collection
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Pink Gem Designs are generously offering 4 digi images of winner’s choice
Joanna Sheen are generously offering 6 packs of promarker fine liner sets
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DigiStamp Boutique are generously offering 6 digi images of winner's choice
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Saturated Canary digis are generously offering 2 digis of winner’s choice
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bugaboo stamps are generously offering 7 digis (which we are going to split into 2 prizes)
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Tickled Pink stamps are generously offering 2 digis of winner’s choice (from Lil Lolita, Lil Lad and Lil Pinkette ranges)
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Crafts & Me are generously offering 6 digis of winner's choice
We have asked both design teams to share some inspiration with you but as it such a long challenge we will be posting the inspiration from team 2 today and then in two week’s time we will be posting inspiration from team 1. So here are the gorgeous cards from team 2:
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Wow we’re sure you’ll agree that their cards are stunning. So to re-cap the challenge will run until 3rd January 2012 and you can enter a maximum of 3 times.
We can’t wait to see your creations and look forward to visiting your blogs. We’ll be back in 2 week’s time to share team 1’s gorgeous selection of cards, so don’t forget to stop by for more wonderful inspiration.

Thanks for sharing today with me..
 Hugs xx

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