30 June 2010

Well Here It Is!!!

Had a very strange day yesterday, decided to pack just 1 box of crafty stuff that I haven't used in ages, like my 'Glitter Girls' boards, magazines, heat tool, powders all that sorta stuff. Sat there looking at it for about 15 minutes, then unpacked it all again lol...nope not mad, just panicked a bit me thinks lol...Then when Nige got home, I put my big girl knickers on & packed it again, then my darling hubby wrote CRAP on it, wonder why lol bad boy needs a slap!!! At least I.ve made a start, about another 25 boxes & my craft stuff will be packed lol...not yet though will wait till next week xx

Well I have finally managed to finish Katie's door plaque off last night, so thought I
would share with all you fab people...

Katies favourite Gorguss girlie is the one with the kitty, but I had to use Attitude because its Katie all over, the expression is sooooooooo Katie lol...

And Katie just loves pink, & has already decided on a  Hello Kitty bedroom lol .. 

Challenges I Am Entering
Sew Many Challenges- anything goes
Magical Crafts- flower power

Stuff I Used
Gorjuss Girl images 'Purrfect Friend' & 'Little Miss Attitude'
Purrfect Friend
Skin- ivory & blush
Hair- sandstone, mustard & primrose
Dress & Tights- blossom &  pink carnation
Kitty- Ice 2 & 3
Nose- Ice grey 5
Collar- gold
Petticoat & shoe- fuchsia
Little Miss Attitude
Skin- ivory & blush
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Dress- cerise & carmine
Shoes- blue pearl & cornflower
Tights- blossom & carnation
All papers, ladybugs, bow & gems my stash
Flowers- Fred She Saids
'Katie's Room' cut on my slice 'Basic Elements' card

Thanks for stopping by hugs xx

28 June 2010

Well Its Monday Again!!!

First off I have a few things to do before I get to my DT cards on this lovely Monday morning.
Firstly Jules hun, you asked which DCWV stacks Nige got me. I got The Citrus Stack 8" which is really nice to stroke lol...I also got Nana's Kitchen 12" the other one didn't have a top cover but I think its a baby boy one 8" & they are all so yummy, thanks for letting me know about Dunelm hun I didn't even know they had crafty stuff....
The other thing is my bud from the DT over at Moving Along With The Times Clare, has given me this award
Thanks hunnie xx
I have to forward it on to 10 of my blogger friends...

Spyder (Lyn)
Jules even if you are a bad influence lol

Right, onto my DT work first up is my card for Craft Your Passion,
where this week the challenge is to use the colours, turquiose, blue & brown. You don't have to use an image from Lauretta's Digital Stamps or CocoDingo but if you do & you are the winner you will recieve two images from each, if you don't & you win you will recieve one image from each designer. Also I would like to thank those of you that took the time to enter last weeks challenge xx

This reminds me of when I was little & toasting marshmellows over my nans open fire...yuuummmy!!!
Don't forget to pop over to the other DT blogs & see their creations.

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & tan
Hair- tan & caramel
Blanket- turquoise & marine, blossom & rose pink
Dress- powder blue & pastel blue
Pocket- denim blue & red
Shoes- ice grey 1 & 3
Marshmellow- rose pink
Flames- red, honeycomb & pastel yellow
Sticks- caramel
Stones- cool grey 3
Grass- meadow green & leaf green
All papers & ric rac my stash
Sentiment Kanban

My second card for today is my DT card for 'The Crazy Challenge' where we are being challenged to make a card in 'under an hour' lol....I have to admit mine took about 4 hours lol ...good job I had a stopwatch & in the end it took about 48 minutes so I managed it...the reason for my distraction was Andy Murray lol COME ON MURRAY MINT xx

This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studios Designs

The DT were given a few images to play with, oh I soooooooo love these images they are so Sassy!!!
The winner this week will recieve 2 images of their choice...& believe me you will struggle to pick two because they are all gorgeous xx
I really love this image, I think she looks really sweet & innocent but you know deep down shes not!!! lol

Stuff I Used
Image Sassy Studios 'Sassy Fashionista's Diva Dianna'
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Lips- lipstick red
Top, Belt & Boots- pastel blue, denim blue & cornflower
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Necklace & Belt Buckle- gold
Trousers- ginger & spice
Brown backing card, ribbon & gems my stash
Flowers- Papermania, Capsule Collection
DP Crafts-Too designer paper pack
Sentiment 'Sassy' cut out on my slice 'Words & Expressions' card

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my cards I really do appreciate it xxx
Don't forget you still have time to join in the fun at Moving Along With The Times its our 1st Birthday & we are having a blog hop & there are loads of cratfy goodies up for grabs....so pop on over!!

27 June 2010

Nige To The Rescue LOL xx

Well today has been such a let down, England out of the World Cup, well we all new it was to good to be true though didn't we really. I could go on blaming Capello, Rooney, Stevie G & all the others but sadly in my eyes, the REF got us knocked out. We were soooooooo on fire until Frankie's goal was disallowed, it just changed their mind set...I am one of the most sports minded women I know (all of Nige's mates say I should have been a bloke & they talk to me about sport not him lol) & I feel so damn sorry for our boys & these so called fans that are turning on them seem to forget THEY ARE HUMAN....ok rant over lol...back to crafting...

My darling hubby helped me out of a big hole last week lol...before I was poorly I had an order for an Arty Farty cot ...ok yeah no problem, until I decided to get poorly sicks lol....Nige to the rescue..the little darling helped me out by cutting it all out ...to be honest the only thing I really did was the lace, stick the acetate & cut the tag & the little boys name ALBIE out on my slice... here's some pictures of my hubbies handy work lol!!!

I'm really proud of my man lol...Glad Nige took the pics because
 I hate taking pics of see through things lol xx

Well I am well & truly on the mend, I am feeling so much better now. I think that retail therapy yesterday did the trick lol..( I did get my new DCWV stacks out & stroke them, but decided to put them away again).  My make for today started out as a thank you card, than I spilt my water on the image so out came my digi image box & this image from Pollycraft just begged to be coloured in.

Challenges I Am Entering
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes

Stuff I Used
Image & sentiment Pollycraft (freebie)
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Dress, hat & shoes- baby pink & dusky rose
Belt & leaves- pear green & olive green
Wings- pastel blue
Hair- terracotta & yellow
Flowers- powder blue, colbalt blue & yellow
Pink backing paper & lace my stash
DP Crafts-Too designer Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by and loking in on my little world, I hope your not to upset by the Footie result, if you are pop on over to The Moving Along With The Times challenge blog & join in with our 1st Birthday Blog Hop, there are some fabby crafty goodies up for grabs.....hugs xx

26 June 2010

Well I have managed Another card!!!

Oh I have soooooooooo struggled this week to even feel like crafting, but my gorgeous hubby took me crafty shopping today. My friend Jules, (always with a heart) you girlie are in sooooooooo much trouble, I blame you for all my new yummy DCWV card stacks lol ..If any of you have a Dunelm near you, all their stacks are half price & today I picked up three of the most beautiful stacks for £20. Problem is they are way too yummy to use lol so I think I'll just stroke them for now xx

Well when we got back Nige, made me my dinner, tuna sandwich & the little darling cut my crusts off....I think he thinks I'm the queen  lol ...then we watched the moto GP. I then decided to have a play & as I had to get my DT card for 'The Crazy' done I thought I better get that done lolololol nope I played with a really cute Pollycraft image instead oops!!

This little cutie is called Codi.

I just think shes fab, love the fact that she wears boots with her dress...thats so me lololol...

Challenges I Am Entering
Daisy Doodles - Summertime
Tellens Place - Summertime
Crafty Catz -  going digital
Delightful Sketches - Summertime
Your Next Stamp- pattern ribbon

Stuff I Used
Image 'Codi' from Pollycraft
IQ paper
Skin- ivory, blush & pastel pink
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Dress- powder blue, duck egg & turquoise red, yellow & grass
Boots- turquiose & marine
Flowers- red, yellow, cyan & grass
Around-  blue pearl
All DP & ribbon my stash
Sentiment Kanban

Thanks for stopping by, also don't forget it our 1ST BIRTHDAY on the
 MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES challenge blog, pop over & join in the fun there are loads of crafty goodies to be won.....Hope you all have a great Saturday night & Sunday

P.S. I have done my DT card like a good girl...& the image is gorgeous I love it, pop back on Monday to have a looksie xx

24 June 2010


Sorry I have been AWOL this week, I have been really poorly. Not been able to lift my head up without feeling sick or dizzy since Sunday. My own stoopid fault really, I am allergic to pork, I can eat some but we had a B-B-Q Saturday night & I think I over did the pork, so had a reaction oops!!
Anyway I managed to sort my special  DT make for MAWTT this week & as its our first birthday we are celebrating WOOOOOHHHOOOOOO sounds good to me lol

We have loadsa goodies to be won, so come on over & join in the fun....

As its a special week this week, the challenge is 'Anything But A Card' I decided to make a door plaque
for the girls, so they can have them on their bedroom doors when we move (in 2 weeks arggh!!)

This little gorjuss girl is Danni's favourite so we had to have her.

And this one just reminds me of Danni, because shes go really long hair...yeah I know is red but I still haven't mastered that with my promarkers...but Danni loves it & wants one for her wardrobe now as well lol..
If you are joining in with the fun you wil need to head on back to the main blog, enter your creation in the challenge & then start your HOP, but you must comment on the DT blogs to be entered in the draw for there prizes & the one on the main blog. I am the last blog you need to comment on, so once you have done mine, keep your fingers crossed....

My blog hop challenge for you is take a look at this picture of our Greyhound Charlie & tell me how long you think he is from nose to tip of his tail ....
The person who is nearest, will recieve all these goodies in the post.

So please pop on over to the Moving Along With The Times main blog & join in & get the chance to win some fab crafty goodies....
Good Luck & thank you to all of you that have join in with the fun over the last year, I know I've only just joined the DT, I did enter the challenge every week for ages & really appreciated the DT's work & now its my turn to say thank you to everyone that took time to enter ....
Huge hugs shell xx

21 June 2010

Wow!!! its Monday again...

I can't believe how quick time is going, Nige says its my age...lol...I'm 36 me thinks not lol

Firstly I just wanted to tell you about a Birthday celebration over at Moving Along With The Times...the challenge blog is a year old on Thursday & we are doing a blog hop & will be having loadsa fun & giving away some prizes...so why not pop over & join in on THURSDAY

Anyway its time for a new 'Crazy Challenge' this week I am the host, & decided on 'All Things Spotty' paper, ribbon anything really as long as we can see them spots  lol....please pop over to the challenge blog & show the other DT some love x
Our sponsor this week is is the Digi Doodle Shop who's prize is a $10 voucher to spend in their online shop...on anything except custom blog work....So get out all your spotty things & join in the fun....

I really love this image....soooooooooo cute...

Decided to paper piece her dress & ribbon in her hair to match the DP.

I thought I would show you what is hiding under the bear lol.
Challenges I Am Entering
Crazy 4 Challenges paper flowers

Stuff I Used
Image 'Girl Bear' from Digi Doodle Shop
IQ paper
Bear- sandstone, caramel & pastel pink
Flower pot-terracotta & raw sienna
Heart- red & ruby
Leaves- grass & forest green
DP used for paper-piecing & backing is from Docrafts
Flowers my trusty Freds She Said
Button & ribbons my stash
Sentiment 'kanban'

Also today is the start of the challenge over at Craft Your Passion so heres my DT card for this week
 this week its a fab little sketch to follow

Challenges I Am Entering
Crazy 4 Challenges- paper flowers
Totally Gorjuss sugar & spice

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
sorry I have loss my list of colours
DP Capsule Collection Papermania
flowers woodware punch
leaves my slice 'think pink' card
gems my stash

So pop over to 'The Crazy''Craft Your Passion' & join in the fun...& don't forget MAWTT
blog hop on THURSDAY xxxx
Thank you for stopping by xx

19 June 2010


WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we move 3 weeks today, the house we saw last night is just perfect, needs some work doing, carpets & decorating but yippppeeeee, we not gonna be homeless anymore xxxx

So I thought I would put all my excitement into a Christmas card lol.....Yep Christmas....well it will be here before we know it, & last year I had soooooooo many orders that Nige had to help me lol....& he did really well at sorting the inserts & envelopes & cello bags...& he did it for free lol xx

I really love this Forever Friends image its so cute xx

I think I've gone a bit overboard with the glitter oops!

Challenges I Am Entering
Pixie Cottage I followed their sketch
Bah! Humbug! for a child
Winter Wonderland use Christmas Tree
I Love Promarkers want bears

Stuff I Used
Image Forever Friends
Bear- putty & tan, red & ruby, sky blue & azure
Tree- pine & stickles
Snow- cool aqua & stickles
Sleigh- ruby
Robin- tan, red & azure
Envelope- pastel blue
DP ermmm can't remember sorry
Ribbon & sentiment my stash
Silver tree Kanban
Loads & loads of stickles

Thank you for stopping by & thank you for all you support over the last few weeks when I have been soooooooooo stressed xxx

17 June 2010

My First DT card for 'Moving Along With The Times'

First a quick update on the house front...nothing lol absolutely nothing, zip, nadda, zero nothing and we have about 33ish days before the new tennents are moving in here lololol...oh I could cry..we have got a viewing arranged for tomorrow night, so I am just hoping its the one .....anyways on to something soooooo much more better

I am soooooooooo excited to be joining the fab ladies on the DT at 'Moving Along With The Times' thanks again girls for asking me to join you...

For my first week as a design team member, its Hazel who is our host....with this fab sketch...

This week Hazel is also sponsoring the challenge and wow...just look at these gorgoeus stamps..you have to be in it to win it lol......please pop on over to the challenge blog & show the rest of the DT some love x

I had already decided to use thes Forever Friends bears for Nige's card off me, & this sketch fitted just perfect...
I really need to get these stamps they are so cute.

 I always make Nige a card from me, as neither Nige or myself have any Fathers Day cards to send anymore. I always try & make one that shows how much I love him & how proud I am of him.

Challenges I Am Entering
Fab N Funky Fathers Day
    Cupcake Crafting One For The Boys
Creative Inspirations One For The Boys
Magical Crafts Fathers day/male
Totally Gorjuss For The Boys
Crafty Cardmakers Cards For Men
Incy Wincy One For The Guys

Stuff I Have Used
Image Forever Friends off my friend CAL (thanks hun)
IQ paper
Bear- pastel beige, pastel pink, putty & tan
Heart & Flower- red & ruby, yelow & azure
I & U- sky blue & azure
Ground- grass
DP-I think are from Docraft 'Funky Vintage'
Heart button cut out on my slice 'basic elements' card
Sentiment 'Fathers Day' cut out on my slice 'words & expressions' card
twine & blue card my stash

Thank You for stopping by, please come over to Moving Along With The Times and join in the fun....You never know you might win those fab stamps....

16 June 2010

Enjoying the fabby weather....

I have had a bit of a mixed week this week, still no house (arggghh Hazel hun get ya lawn mowed lol) which is really starting to stress me out. But on the bright side of all the not only have I been asked to join the DT on MAWTT but OSAAT have ask me to join them along with lots more fab ladies lol, and
Craft Your Passion have asked me if I would like to stay on with their DT after my month as GDT member....so were my crafting concerned I am a very happy bunnie lol.....just need to find a house now & life would be perfect

Right I managed to fit a card in today before I went to the hospital...& yes they have agreed it does need doing & yes they are doing it, within the next three months yippee...just need to make an appointment 2 weeks before so than can sort my blood for the transfusion, then its all sorted. A bit scared now tho, stoopid doctor man was saying stuff about incontinence, I really don't need that I'm 36 ....but I have signed consent forms so its all ago.

I have made this card for my friends little boy who loves cowboys & indians & isn't feeling very well, so I thought it might cheer him up a bit.

I think this little cowboy deserves a little horse, all of his own lol

Challenges I Am Entering
Cupcake Craft Challenges one for the boys
Pollycraft song lyrics Rhinestone Cowboy
Creative Inspirations one for the boys
Magical Crafts fathers day/male
Totally Gorjuss one for the boys
Crafty Cardmakers cards for men/male
Incy Wincy card for a man

Stuff I Used
Image & sentiment Bugaloo freebie
IQ paper
Skin- blush & dusky pink
Clothes- denim blue, cornflower, red, ruby, caramel, tan, marine, petrol blue
Shoes- cool grey 1 & 3
Saddle- chestnut & burnt umber
Log- caramel & cocoa
Ground- grass
DP Forever Friends 'For Him'
Buttons & twine my stash
Distressing versa color

Thanks for looking hugs xxx

14 June 2010

We need someone with a spare room please!!!! lol

Oh!! today has been a bit mad, on eof my best friends gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Alisha at 7.30 this morning 6lb 7oz both mom & gorgeous girlie are doing fine, and where home by 2pm whats that all about??? ANyways congrats to Mark & Jue love ya both lots xxx

On the house front we have got a viewing in about 45 mins so I had better hurry up & finish this post lol....We had a couple come look at our house & they are moving in on the 10th of July arggghhhh!!! I am so stressed keep feeling sick, Nige is sooooooooo chilled I could slap him lol...he keep saying stop panicking Hazel(dido) has got a big garden & we've got a tent....I love Hazel to bits but I want a house lol....

I made another card today, just to occupy my brain. I think I might be making more cards than normal over the next few weeks lol

I so love this image, she is really cute and as our youngest has got hair so long she can nearly sit on it! I've had it for quite a while but you know how it is you buy more stamps & they get forgotten. Well wirth moving I have started to sort some stuff out, the things that I don't use very often are going in boxes :0( not very happy about it, but s'pose its gotta be done.

I wanted to do her hair light brown, but have never done hair that colour before so any ideas would be fab ..Thank you in advance xx

Challenges I Am Entering
Delightful Challenges followed their sketch
Forever Friends are having a cute none FF image challenge
Crafts & Me Challenges friends/family

Stuff I used
Sugar Nellie image 'Goldilocks'
IQ paper
Tuxedo black memento ink
Skin- blush & tan
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & vanilla
Dress, Socks & Ribbons- lilac & amethyst,  pastel blue & cool grey 1
Shoes- cinnamon & tan
Hair Brush- cerise & fuchsia pink
All DP Nige got me tho other day & they are lush Docrafts 'Back to Basics'
Buttons, ribbon & string my stash
Sentiment 'Kanban'

Thanks for looking, right we are off now to view this house fingers crossed xx

What a week!!!!

Hello my blogging friends, I hope you all enjoyed the fab weather we had over the weekend.I spent most of it indoors packing boxes lol....
I have got some good news to share, I have been asked to join the DT over on
Moving Along With The Times' I am sooooooooo excited to be joining them...thanks girls...they have a new challenge every Thurday, so please pop along & join in the fun.
On the house front..we are looking at one tonight at 6.30 that is a definite possible lol..so fingers crossed.

I've got two cards for you today, first my DT card for 'The Crazy Challenge' the theme this week is 'You're A Star' I had sooooooooo much trouble with this one, I blame the footie lol. All I could think about was football all week, so I asked a few friends & hubby. Started making a card, then Danni our eldest decided to tell me her best mates birthday is today, & could I make her a card....as if I'm sitting down doing nothing arrrgggghhh kids x Well all I knew was that she goes horse riding twice a week. I had a look throught my images & stamps & found this one, not sure where I had it from sorry...if someone knows please let me know then I can credit the artist x

Oh Nige also got me a new watermark, having probs finding an easy
way to put it on my cards tho, so any help is very welcome..

Challenges I am Entering
Totally Papercrafts animal antics
My TIme To Craft xtra special
Fab N Funky photo inspiration

Stuff I used
Image sorry can't remember
IQ paper
Horse-cocoa, caramel & sandstone
Hooves- warm grey 1 & 3
Reins- red & ruby
Saddle- azure, true blue, raw sienna & terracotta
Girls skin- ivory & dusky pink
 Boots-warm grey 3 &4
T-shirt- red & ruby
Jodpurs- pastel beige & khaki
Hat- red & ruby, azure & true blue
Poles- lipstick red & berry red
Grass- forest green & grass
Flowers- true blue, pine & yellow
DP is from a pack I only paid £1 for at the NEC
Docrafts Abstract Prints
Sentiment 'You're A Star' computer generated
Star cut out on my slice 'basic elements' card
Twine & red paper my stash
Distressing done with Versa Color 'sand beige'

My second card today is for my second week as GDT member over at 'Craft Your Passion'  where
 the theme is paper piecing....I have only ever done this once before
 & that was with a stamped image, so using my printer was a whole new adventure for me.
 To be honest I wasn't quite sure what I was doing lol...but I think it turned out ok lol....

I have paper pieced his gown, mortar board & shoes. The paper
I used is handmade so it has white bits in it which look like shading.

Challenge I am Entering
One Stitch At A Time celebration

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Skin- blush & sunkissed pink
Hair- raw sienna & primrose
Trousers- sky blue & azure
Certificate- warm grey 1 & icy grey 1
All papers, buttons & string my stash
Sentiment 'graduation' cut out on my slice 'words & expressions' card

Thank you for stopping my my blog hugs xx