Thursday, 29 March 2012

Little Miss Muffet Challenges first DT card!

Goood morning to you... well Naughty Mr blogger has decided to lose my blog post I scheduled... AARRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!
 I wrote a fabby post .. added my links and Mr Blogger posted a blank post for me this morning... well not a ggood start today... at least the sun is shining ...
So , quickly on...
 I have been invited by the lovely Barbara to join the Miss Muffet Design team, such lovely images and such talented team mates , how could I say no ..?
So, todays card is part of an inspirational post on the blog....
my first choice of image is Bandit Boy Tom...

the papers are K&co Hopscotch,which i have had for an absolute age!. Coloured with my markers, the sentiment is Pollycraft from a cd, the sketch is sketch and stash.....

please pop over and see the fab cards from the rest of the dt... 
 I will link my card to challenges shortly when Mr blogger plays nice... re-writing this post had took me forever :-(
I would like to enter in...
1.Sketch & stash- Angies sketch
2.Simon says stamp- anything goes our stash- Circles & Dots
4.Party time Tuesdays- Anything goes
5.Love to create - masculine & optional sketch
6.Whoopsi Daisy- lets use our stash

 thanks for joining me today.. its been!
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Passion for Promarkers- Buttons and ribbon

Hello my fabby blog friends... how is your day so far...? 
 Just a quick post to share mt DT card today.. as I really need to get off down the allotment and get stuff planted :-)
So, the challenge today is ribbons & Buttons set by the lovely Denise  .

 I was keen to use my new Lili of the valley stamp "Positively Pampered". and the papers are first edition "Spring Drop"
 I just love this image... there is another one I bought that I hope to share with you soon....

 the die is a Cheery Lynn "fanciful flourish" that i bought from Teddy Bo... the service was fab.. free p&p too :-)
please pop over and see the rest of the DT's creations this week , if that doesn't get your creative juices flowing then nothing will.
 I would like to enter this in...
1.GHWI- thing with wings
2.Lollipop crafts - anything goes
3.CES CHallenges- photo inspiration 
4.Paper crafting journey - pretty pastels
5.crafters challenge - ribbon or lace
6.really reasonable ribbon- spring with ribbon

 thanks for dropping by this morning.. I hope you will join me again soon...
 hugs xxx

Monday, 26 March 2012

happy birthday Dad!

Helloooooo... how are you my lovelies... tis a lovely spring day... I am tired  because the clocks have changed....boy... its sure messes with your body clock!!!!
Anyway, twas my Dad's birthday yesterday! ... so , I guess it is now safe to show his card...

the image is Mo Manning, the engineer. coloured with my markers.. the papers are Polkadoodles, I have embossed the Kraft card with an embossing folder from cricut. the sentiment is computer generated...

so.. I am entering this in....
1.the crazy challelenge- add a sentiment
2.Paper makeup for the boys- for the boys
3.Love to create- masculine  with optional sketch for men- the great outdoors
5.karen's doodles - make it for a male
6.CYDA- just for men/boys + button

well, thats it for now.. thanks for your company and lovely comments.... I have lots to do... and some exciting news...
 Back soon...
 hugs xx

Sunday, 25 March 2012

music Saves my soul Saturday

good morning... the sun is shining and its ages since I played over at the lovely Marcea's "Music saves my Soul Saturday" 
this is one feel good chooooon ... need I say more ???

Pop over and see what its all about... and maybe share your fav too...?

Friday, 23 March 2012

Whimsy & Stars Studio DT card

Hellooooo...another beautiful spring day everyone! i hope it is where you are.... 
 I am off to work shortly so I will make it short & sweet....
i just wanted to share my final Whimsy & Stars Studio DT card... I have used the gorgeous Easter image "Springtime Toadstool"... and I CUT up my First Editions Spring Drop papers... they are soooo yummy!!! I am hyperventilating!
here is my card...

isn't that the cutest image...?
coloured with my markers.... I hope you can see the glittery paper... 

 the papers were a new purchase from Harrogate, as was the new circle nestie.... the pearls are liquid pearls ... you wouldn't believe how long I have had! still going strong.....
I would like to enter this in..
1.Craft us Crazy- religious/Easter or something sweet.
2.Delightful challenge- Easter treats
3.MOWTT- Easter
4.crafts and me - Spring colours
5.Little Darlings challenge- Spring  
6.My Mum's craft shop..- Use a digi

So.. there you have it... I need a lie down now after cutting those papers...thank you for dropping by...
 Hugs xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Whimsy & Stars Studio Dt card.

Gooooood morning to you my lovely blog friend.....
I am at work this afternoon, and I have lots to do today... I just wanted to share this card... I thought I had scheduled a post with it... I must be losing the plot!!!!!
Love these adorable designs from the lovely Mabelle... I just wish I had more time at the moment to play... 
this cutie is just perfect for those Easter cards....

this is Springtime Basket Bunny.She is coloured with my markers, cut out and popped on these delightful Nitwits papers called Hoppy hearts. the pinky flowers are prima , I think , and the others are punched from the papers using a flower punch. lovely soft colours .. I love it ! , i would just like to enter this in...
1.anything goes challenge- Easter
2.Celebrate the occasion - welcome spring
3.Crazy Amigo challenge- Spring
4.Sweet Stamps - Easter
5.Crafty Boots - Easter
6.Cutie Pie Challenge- think pink with rabbits

thanks for calling by this morning... I will be back later with another CC Beatrix Potter card....hope you are watching the shows....
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Passion for Promarkers challenge- Animals

Hello my lovelies.. Tuesday already, how did that happen...?
 i have had a lovely week off work... my youngest has been to see me.. and the weather has been rather fab too !
So, quickly onto my card.... the theme this week at Passion for Promarkers  is "Animals" .. well, there are so many adorable images around.. but, this is the one I chose... its from Teddy Bo.

 the papers are a new purchase from the Harrogate show.. as are the easel cards... they are pre-cut.. all you really need to do is decorate....
 the papers are new arrival from Forever Friends.. they are sooo glittery & yummy!
 the image is Olifant smiles , coloured with my Promarkers... I have used my nesties for the inner scallops, but the outer ones are part of the easel kit from WhichCraft.. i have extended the front a little.the sentiment is comp generated , the pearls are a new purchase too...

 I have cut him out and popped onto the inner circle with foam tape. I have inked the edges of the circle first..
 Please check out the rest of the dt creations.. and give the challenge a whirl...

I would like to enter this in...
1.Emerald Faerie garden - Easel cards
2.Hannah's Hobbystuggu - animals
3.Sunday's with Chrissy - animals
4.Kenny K's challenge- one for the boys
5.Robyn's fetish- Easel cards
6.Challenge up your life- Zoo animals

Thanks for sharing your time with me.. its always lovely to see you....Hugs  xxxx

Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter sneak peek

Good Morning... yep.. its a busy few days of posts with all these sneaky peeks to share.. all this cuteness all around... I hope you are following all the other dt reveals too...
So, quickly on to my card....

 this is Timmy Tiptoes... isn't he just sooooo sweet? the papers are stunners on these new release cd's ... not long to wait now.... they launch tonight on C&C ..9pm.

I have coloured him with speccies... cut the image out with my nesties.. and matted that... a few buttons and a sentiment simple really...
so, pop over and take a peek at the dt's creations today... you can find them over on my side bar....
I am entering this in...
1.Love to create- anything goes
2.made especially for you- 3 buttons
3.Paper players- cas with buttons

 thanks for sharing my sneaky peek this morning... I will be back REAL soon...
Hugs xxx

Monday, 19 March 2012

saturated Canary challenge - Use twine

Good morning to you...... How are we on this cheery Monday morning... well, I am back to work today..sigh.. had a lovely week, and my daughter visited me this week.. we took a trip to Harrogate and I splurged a little.. My Mother's day was fab! A lovely bunch of flowers, and a wee pressie... 
hubby and i spent a little time on the allotment late afternoon.. the exercise will do us both good.. and those veggies will taste divine....
so, I made my mum a card for Mother's day... and I chose a Saturated Canary image...

the papers are from pink Petticoat... they are called Perfect Papers... I saw them used on a lovely ladies blog.. Vixx... I do love pink petticoat papers, and these fitted together so quickly, giving a fab finish.. since you know I was running late making my!

the image is called Thank You...she is coloured with Promarkers.. cut out and 3d-d onto the front panel ,the lace is WOC, the fence and gate die cut is memory from stash and the pins , a gift from the lovely Mandy.. mwah , thank so much honey. i have added a square of muslin... and the sentiment , again is Pink Petticoat.they are called lovely mum 

 anyway, hope my mum liked her card.... I love how it turned out.. and I nearly forgot... I added a twine bow to the pin...:-)
i would like to enter this in...
1.Saturated Canary- Use twine
2.Sparkles Forum- Mother's day / spring
3.OSAAT - Girly
4.Pan pastel- add a flower
5.Di's Digi's - pastels
6.Crafty Purple frog- Pink & girly
7.Ladybug ink- anything goes 
8.4 Crafty chics- chics rule

Hope you like my card today... hope Mum did too... best get all these links done.. then get on with my chores.
thanks for joining me... and as always your lovely comments.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Another sneak peek...

Hello... Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely mummy's out there... i am having a wonderfully lazy day.. had some lovely flowers.. and gifts .. just perfect!
I quickly wanted to share another sneak peek before I go and play with the new stash I bought at Harrogate yesterday...
Met up with some lovely ladies too... more on that later...

Now we were given these fabulous card blanks to work with... I say blanks but they are just perfect.. a little sentiment required perhaps then its done! the images are so detailed to.. all I added was an image which I have coloured with Spectrum Voila !

I die cut the image from my spellbinders die.. matted it and 3d'd it on.. added a greeting.. it took minutes...
So I would like to enter this in...
1.little Claire's - Spring
2.cute card Thursday- Birthday
3.chocolate & coffee- Animals
4.totally Papercrafts- Male card

thanks for stopping by... I will be back real soon with my card for Saturated canary challenge that I made my Mum!
Hugs xxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Crafter's Companion sneak peek

Gooooood morning my lovelies... the sun is shining today ..hoooorah!!!!!
Time for a quick sneaky peek at more of the delightful Beatrix Potter upcoming releases.....
Today is a relatively simple layout.. and a delightful image to colour.

 this is the infamous Jeremy Fisher... I must admit I am truly enjoying the papers on these new cds...
I have coloured him with spectrums... a little simple layering... and a few gems...

I have softened the edge of the circle with a little distress ink in old paper... the sentiment is just perfect...

please pop over to see some more sneak peeks by clinking on the links on my side bar
there are soooo many elements to these new cd's..i am sure you will fall in love with them..
I am entering in the following challenges...
1.Crafts and Me - circles 
2.Digistamps4joy- green
3.Sentimental Sundays- go green or recycle
4.Pile it on - St patricks day - shades of green
5.Hybrid chick - green
6.Kaboodles doodles - green

thanks for stopping by.. I will be back later with a Whimsy & Stars studio card..
 Hugs xx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Crafter's Companion - Beatrix Potter sneak peeks...

Hello .. afternoon all.... 
Well i have been crafting like fury to get my samples finished for the launch of Beatrix Potter next Tuesday on C&C... I feel flat now... I was just thinking I would not make another card for the rest of the week, then I remembered its mother's day this weekend!! Argggghhhh! 
Best get cracking... just wanted to share my first card...

Now, I dont normally do decoupage as my hand really aches after a while.... but this has been rather pleasant as I got my daughter to cut it out lol!!!
this is from A Tale Of Two Bad Mice... i must say I LOVE the papers on this one... all those little ditsy prints... you know I'm a paper-a-holic!!!
So don't forget to check out the  rest of the sneak peeks by the DT... I hop you joined the blog hop... I was so furiously trying to catch up I didn't have any spare time...:-( 

I am entering this in... of Gilli - spring colours
2.ruby's rainbow - lace
3.Catered crop - Ribbon

thanks for sharing this with me... I love all your kind comments thank you... right... off to grab myself a cuppa.... The sun is peeking out might grab an hour on the allotment later...
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Published !!!

Hello & good evening! 
 I can now finally reveal my card that I created for Papercraft Inspirations, thro the lovely Denise , who organised it all for us... . Thank you Denise  ! mwah!x
one of my lovely teamies Debs let me know on Facebook... fabulous! 

So I  used papers by Nitwits.. Quilty pleasures  , the image of course is Magnolia..Tilda with Hawaii flower , I think she is called.

please check out the rest of my Passion for Promarker teamies who have contributed to the mag! well done ladies!
I can now enter this in...
1.Little  darlings challenge- colours of spring
2.Pixie Cottage - pastels
3.stampavie 7 more - Spring & easter
4.Crafty Sentiments- things with wings Tuesday- Spring
6.Papertake weekly - for the girls or mum.

thanks for popping by... and thanks for indulging me a little.. its not every day your get published!! Wahoooo!

I will be back tomorrow with the start of my Crafters Companion,Beatrix Potter Sneak Peeks...
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Passion for Promarkers Challenge- Yellow & pearls

Gooood Morning!!!!! 
Another beautiful day... I'm on holiday.. and its time for another Passion for Promarkers Challenge ... 
this week set by the lovely  Gro   and the theme is "Yellow & pearls "
So, quickly onto my card....

... the papers are... altogether now... My Minds! these are from the lost & Found Breeze pad.... the image is from Pollycraft.. its the fairy from the Enchant & explore range....
the ribbon from "Sew Sweet", run by the lovely Emma Lockley..... 

the heart pearls are candy from my lovely blog friend Claire . the rest are stash.....
A simple card from me this week, please go see the rest of the Pfp dt's creations.. they will rock your world!!1

I would like to enter the following...
1.OSAAT - use a digi
2.Ditzy Craftiness - buttons or anything goes
3.allsorts challenge- say it with flowers
4.crafts n me  - things with wings
5.crafty creations - stripes (2nd entry)  
6.Fussy & fancy - fairies

 thanks for joining me this morning.. must dash, loads to do... dt samples... two commissions and a visit from my youngest daughter, busy, busy, busy! 
Hugs xx

Friday, 9 March 2012

My Paintbox Poppets winner !!!

Good Morning... its certainly looking a lovely day out there...and thet day is about to get better for one lucky winner!

OOooooh love this... the exciting bit !!! 

My winner is...

 well done ... please send me your details in an email to my Hotmail address ,you can find it on my Facebook icon, right down near the bottom on the right hand side column --------------------------------->
  I will also publish it on the Crafter's Companion Facebook page too! 

                             Congratulations !!!

now, if you haven't won here remember there are still some more candy winners to be announced by the rest of the Dt keep your eyes peeled and don't forget today's the day... hopefully you will be glued to the telly at 12 for the launch...eeeeekkkk !

Hugs  xxxx

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Paintbox Poppets sneak peek final day...

Good morning to you... What a lovely morning it has been too.... The Paintbox Poppets sneak peeks have gone down a storm.. they are just adorable... the cd has oodles and oodles of material on them ... I have barely scratched the surface... So one of the exclusive images to share with you today.... really sweet..

... love the shades of blue in these designs.. and the image is a joy to colour...just a simple layout....

So, don't forget to leave a comment today.. and i will count all my comments up and draw a winner tomorrow morning... 
Check out all todays sneak peeks over here on my sidebar...
the more comments you leave the more chances you have so get yourself over there! 
i am entering this in...
1.Crafty Creations - Stripes
2.creative craft challenge- boys will be boys 
3.CI paints -family 
 thanks for stopping by.... Hope you will join me again tomorrow for the prize draw !...
... and Don't forget, the launch and c&C too...
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sneaky peeks are everywhere.....

Good morning.. thanks for dropping over... here is yet another sneak peek from the soon to be launched Paintbox Poppets range.. Catch them all on C&C on Friday !!!!
i think the response to these little darlings has been fabulous... 
 I hope you too will be on the edge of your sofa when they hit the screens....

the image, of course is coloured with spectrums... the papers are from the cd, and I have matted with some cardstock from stash, using a MS punch for detail...
the sentiments are divine , doncha think?

... now don't forget to leave me a comment to go into the draw at the end of the week to win your own copy of the cd.. how fantastic!!!!
Keep your eyes peeled too for the fab sneak peeks from the rest of the dt...just click on any of the thumbnails on my sidebar...

I would like to enter this in the following...
1.Card Makin Mam's - see some green
2.Sassy studio - Green
3.Paper Issues- Green
4.Paper Pretties- Going Green
5.Paper creations ink- Spring
6.Truly Madly Craft challenge- picture inspiration

Thanks for sharing these delightful little ones with me.. don't forget to leave a comment, will you ? 
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Another Paintbox Poppet sneak peek...

hello my lovelies... just a quick post today to share another Paintbox Poppet sneak peek... I hope you are enjoying looking at all the dt's sneaky peeks as much as we have enjoyed working with them.....
There are so many adorable images on the disc.. and with the stamps coming too its hard to know where to start... 

... so, the Paintbox Poppets fairy whispers decoupage... just adorable.. and I was so glad this is die cut... as I struggle after a while with cutting out... quite a simple card really... The papers from the cd are soooo yummy!
just a sprinkle of glitter, and that's  all it needs.. which p.c screens were 3-d then you could appreciate the layers on this little one... 

 that's today's sneak peek... lots more to come... 
Remember, leave comment on my posts during the run up to the launch and go into the draw for a chance to win a copy of the cd !!!
 Thanks for popping by...
 Hugs   xxx

Happy Birthday Mabelle!!!!!

Hello my friend... yes... a second post for you today...
Its a special day today, its the lovely Mabelle's birthday, and we have planned a Birthday blog hop in tribute to such a lovely lady !!
This is my card....

 the papers are.. I think First Edition, Songbird, but I must confess my papers area little muddled!! Coloured with Promarkers..
the image is Lily's cupcake  . I just had to smother the icing with glitter!!

.. how cute is that kitty... <3 her!! 
So Happy Birthday Mabelle.. have a wonderful day...
Now, next on the hop is.... the lovely Michelle.
please pop over and say Hi! ... you can join in too... using a creation  with one of the adorable Whimsy &Stars studio images....
here is the list of the hop...just in case you get lost on the way....


Thank you for sharing today with us....
 hugs xxxx

by the way.. I would like to enter this card in...
1.Craft your passion- anything goes
2. Crafty boots- glitter
3.Stamp with Fun- pink, Green elephant- Layers

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Passion for Promarkers challenge- something for mum/female relative

hello you lot!.. well its that day again...they sure come round fast.... 
time once more for the Pfp challenge, set this week by the lovely Denise.. her chosen theme is something for Mum or a female relative...
we are sponsored this week by Crafty Emma's store...
here is my card...

the papers are MME.. yes, I  know... again. these ones are part of the new release... Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks.the image is "Daisy" from Sugar Nellie I think...three embellishments...doily, ribbon & pin.

... sorry the image is a little washed out.. the light is so dire here today.. its rained all day so far.... I had to brighten it a little... 
Please pop over to see the rest of our fabulous DT's creations...and give it a go .. its an easy one this week....
I am also entering this in....
1.creative Mondays- anything goes
2.Kenny k - bloom & grow
3.Pan Pastel- stamped image
4.that craft place - anything goes
5.2 sisters - recipe..1image,2dp,3embellies
6.Glitter Geeks- song (always on my mind)

thanks for sharing your day with me.. and I always appreciate your lovely comments!
Hugs xx

Monday, 5 March 2012

More sneak peeks...

Hello... how are you this cheery Monday?Hopefully the start of your week is going well.. just quickly wanted to share another sneak peek at the new cuties for the Crafter's Companion new launch on C&C on Friday...

......................... you will love these Poppets....:-)

 so, using the papers from the cd, and the stamping companion in a matching colour, you have a pretty quick card. the image was stamped in the this case neenah card, and coloured with Spectrums....

it cut out the buttons from the embellishments, and 3d'd them onto the card, and added glossy accents... 
I love this card shape, its from craftwork cards.
Not long now till the launch.. check out the rest of the dt creations by clicking on the thumbnails on my side bar.<-----.
If you comment on my sneak peeks from today, and all this week, your name will be put in a prize draw to win a copy of the cd onlaunch fab! So, come on don't be shy.... leave me a comment...

I would like to enter this in...
1.creative craft challenge - boys will be boys
2.Gingersnap- Faux technique (buttons)
3.Party time Tuesday- anything goes
4Perfect sentiment- anything goes w/ Die cut(card)
5.Simon says stamp challenge-anything goes
6.Birthday sundaes- Birthday w/sentiment

thanks for popping in today... I will be back tomorrow with my PfP dt card....til then, have a fab day!
Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Crafters Companion sneak Peeks....

Hello...thank you for popping by, my lovely blog friend... its a gloomy day here in the East riding... its rained for hours now.. the light is pretty poor too... 
I would like to brighten things by sharing a sneak peek of the latest launch from Crafter's Companion....
They are the truly adorable " Paintbox Poppets", you will get to see the full range over on create & Craft this week... so here is a little peep at whats cuteness is in store.....

 the card itself is based on a Stamping Companion.. which gives you an instant layout for your card..perfect when you need a card in a hurry. The image is stamped on the panel of Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Spectrums....

so.. keep your eyes peeled for lots more sneaky peeps at the darling new images.. the papers from the cd are sooo yummy! 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges..
1.Aud's sentiments challenge- Happy birthday
2.Pixie dust Studio- buttons
3.Crafty Craetions - vintage fashion
4.My mum's Craft shop- Shaped cards
5.Unique crafters - anything goes
6.Catch the Bug- anything goes
Thanks for stopping by.. lots more sneak peeks to follow, keep popping in.... 
Hugs x

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