My lovely friends, thank you xx

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Lost Mojo, Lost Internet BUT......... gorgeous daughter totally rocked her GSCE's YAY Beth. She got 2 x A* and 6 x A now thats BRILLIANT especially as she took them a whole year early too!! I think she gets it from me LOL!!

I also want to say a big WELL DONE to my fab niece Amy who got also got awesome results coming in with A grades for all of them! WOW!!!!

Anyway big apology to make, my card is very late for the challenge over at CES today, I have had no mojo all week and it shows no sign of return, don't you just hate it when that happens? Also I have had pretty limited internet connection again and so I probably haven't caught up with lots of you.

The challenge this week is a gorgeous colour combo, PINK, BROWN AND AQUA, now that's yummy!

You would think with those colours and a Wee stamp and beautiful MME papers I would be able to create something pretty but NO, so I apologize now for my very uninspiring and totally pants card LOl! Be sure to check out the challenge blog for some real inspiration, the DT really have done a fabulous job.


6x6 Scalloped Card blank - Crafty Emma's Store

Stamp - Fluffy on the Lily ' Wee stamps'

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - MME Vanity Fair - Crafty Emma's store

Flowers - Pink Cherry Blossoms - Crafty Emma's Store

Ribbon from Stash

Glamour Dust - Crafty Emma's Store

There are lots of gorgeous new products in store now, go on treat yourself!!!!

thanks for poppin

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Daisy Chain - Fab n Funky DT


Yippee its halfway to the weekend and a long weekend too!

So today we have a new challenge for you at Fab n Funky and our theme is.......................


We are kindly sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, check out the challenge blog for all the details and gorgeous DT samples.

So I was in a LOTV and pink mood!


Stamp - Daisy Chain LOTV

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - Marianne Design ' In the meadow'

Brazil basic cardstock

Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Flowers, Cherry blossom, Gardenia and mini blooms - Crafty Emmas Store

Lace,button, gems and ribbon from stash

I would like to enter into:

LOTV - Thanks

Thanks for poppin in


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sarah Kay Card

Good Morning

Well back to work for me today, my week long card making fest is over, and I only have a couple of days left between now and Christmas hols! Oh I wish me numbers would come up!

We have a new challenge for you this week at Digital Tuesday and I have chosen the theme...........................................

Cute N Girly, hope you like it???

We are sponsored by Phindy's place, be sure to hop over and take a look!

So here is my card..

I probably would have gone for pink and brown but I loved the red/blue that Bev used so went with that instead.

Stamp - Fleur gathering flowers with Manon
Colouring medium - Copics
On the edge cardblank- Crafty Emma's Store
Papers - Red one BG Hello Luscious, Green MME Vanity Fair
Stampin up cardstock - crumb cake
Picket fence die cut
Ticket Sentiment - Digi stamp Boutique
Flowers - Poppys WOC
Punches - NS Butterfly, X cut - Leafy Lace
Inks- TH Vintage Photo
Hand Stitching

I would like to enter into:
The Secret Crafter - Create a scene
Creative Belli - Gingham
Stampavie and More -Girlie

Thanks for poppin in

Sunday, 21 August 2011

A Colour Combo at HCTB'S

Good Morning

Well here we are again, another 2 weeks flown by and so it's time for a new challenge at

We have a fab colour combo for you for male cards and be sure to check out the challenge blog to see the yummy DT samples too!

We are kindly sponsored by Sarah Pinnington, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator (also my sister)!!

The colour combo is ORANGE AND BROWN.....

So out came my fella Mikey, he looks dashing all wrapped up, hope you likey.


Stamp - 'Mikey' Charmed cards and crafts

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers, brown stripe from MME Paris and co and orange is Bo Bunny 'vicki B'

Coordinations cardstock

Sentiment - Stampin Up

Punches - Oval and scallop Oval - Stampin Up

Paper Piecing using the kit from Stampin Up

Inks - Chocolate chip - Stampin Up

Ribbon and candi from stash

I would like to enter into:
Cards for men - Anything Goes
Thanks for poppin in


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bring Out Your Bunting - CES Challenges


Hello dear peeps, I hope you have a fab weekend, lets hope for some sunshine too!

Its Saturday so that means a fab new challenge over at CES and this week Kaylou has chosen the theme which is ...

BANNERS/BUNTING/FLAGS.......ooooh yummy!

I loved this challenge, I used my new Sassy stamp with the gorgeous MME Paris and Co paper pad. I love these papers the patterns are lush and they are really good for both male and female themes.

Stamp - Windswept ' Sugar
Colouring Medium - Copics
Coordinations cardstock
Papers - MME Paris & Co - Crafty Emma's Store
Flowers and gems from stash
Craftwork cards sentiment
Nestie - Blossom
Punches - MS Frond, X Cut 'Leafy Lace'
Bunting just cut by hand
Divine Twine - Crafty Emma's Store
I would like to enter into:

Cutie Sunday - Lace Puncher - I used Leafy Lace by xcut

Poodle Parlour - Anything Goes

Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdow - NON stamped sentiment

Thanks for poppin in


Thursday, 18 August 2011

My first Sassy, clouds and a BIG thank you


This week is going way to quick, please slow down, I actually need to get myself in gear and get some jobs done!

So me and my sister met up yesterday for a little play. Me being me couldn't wait to colour my new stamp and sis being sis more worried about trying a new technique! So we tried clouds, I think you will see it turned out pretty well for a first go! I may have needed to go slightly lower down the image, she looked like she was floating in the sky when I finished, hence flower overload at the bottom. Hopefully now she looks like she is sitting in a field of pretty flowers! So for the clouds we used Die-namics trio cloud die, cut out a few times, we found the medium and smaller ones worked well. Then we masked our image and placed the clouds about where we thought they would go and then with a large brush dotted bashful blue ink around (from stampin up). Remove the clouds and hey presto a sky without too much hassle. Of course you can then keep your clouds as templates to re-use SIMPLES!

And the BIG THANK YOU is for Wend aka The Crafty Monkey who sorted my blog problem out, I tell you I was right stuck with this one but it's all fixed, thanks Woo you are a star and such an oober lovely friendly person!!
So here is my very first sassy, Hippie Chick


Stamp - Hippie Chick
Colouring Medium - Copics

Papers - Don't know stolen from sisters stash ( I think they were freebies though)

Stampin up cardstock

Sentiment - Personal Impressions

Gorgeous Flowers - Cherry blossoms and mini blooms - Crafty Emma's Store

Die-namics cloud trio

MS branch punch

Glamour dust


Ink -Stampin up 'Bashful blue'

She is going into the following:

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar - Hot Colours

Stamp Something - Dog days of summer

take care


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

In Stitches at Fab n Funky......

Good Morning

Now normally I make some mention that its half way to the weekend but not today, I'm on holiday so I don't want the weekend to come yet!! I am so enjoying just pottering around, doing odd jobs and getting lots of crafty time.

So a new challenge today over at Fab n Funky and this week its STITCHING, real or faux.

We are sponsored by the totally fab PINK PETTICOAT, be sure to check out the challenge blog for all the details and fantastic creations from the DT.

I love how stitching looks on cards but I do not have a sewing machine so for this one I have done it by hand, OMG my eyes!!! Just as well I am on holiday the time it took!!
So here is my card...


Stamp - Blue Butterfly Stamps 'Teddy cuddles'

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - Echo Park 'Country Drive'

Brazil Basics cardstock

Flowers - Cherry blossoms

Punches - NS 'Branch'

Lace, gems and ribbon from stash

Sentiment - Stampin Up

Glamour dust

I would like to enter into
Papertake Weekly -BINGO - Lace, blooms and ribbon

Pink Elephant - Stitching

Divas by Design - Birthdays
Bearly Mine - Bling

Thanks for poppin in


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Were Down on the Farm at Digital Tuesday


Old MacDonald had a farm EY EYE EY EYE OH (bet your gonna have that in your head now!)
The challenge this week at Digital Tuesday as chosen by Ellie is 'On the Farm'.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Whimsy stamps and we got some fabby images to use to be sure to check out the challenge blog to see the fantastic DT creations.

So on my farm there is a lovely cute horsey called Lily. I really enjoyed making this one, love the trees on the paper in the background.

Stamp - Lily Filly ' Whimsy stamps'

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - Echo Park ' Country Drive' which you can get here at Crafty Emma's

Coordinations cardstock

Flowers - Mini Blooms - Crafty Emma's Store

Inks - Stampin up 'Bashful blue'

Sentiment - Stampin up

Die-namics cloud trio

Picket fence by diecut genie

Punches - NS 'Branch' MS small butterfly

Charm and ribbon - The ribbon girl

So I hope you will join us this week, can't wait to see your farmyard creations.

I would like to enter into:

Paper Sundaes - Saying Hi

Sweet Stampin - On the farm

Stampin B's - Clouds

thanks for poppin in


Monday, 15 August 2011

Cutie Pie Challenges.......ITS NEW!!!!!

Good Morning

I woke up rather chirpy this morning, I got the week off, the sun is shining and I am going to be joining the DT for a new challenge blog called Cutie Pie ( I just love the name!) Of course there is yummy blog candy to celebrate the launch on the 19th September and also a DT call so hop over here for all the details you will need.
I had to give Melody here another airing, I used her not so long ago but she is gorgeous.


Stamp - 'Melody' Crafts and Me

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - MME 'Vanity Fair' Crafty Emma's Store

Flowers - Mini Blossoms - Crafty Emma's Store

Punches - MS Butterfly, NS Branch

Sentiment - Stampin Up

Inks - memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks Victorian velvet

Gems from stash

I would like to enter into:

The Crafty Pad - cute n girly

The Stamp Man - Anything with summer colours

Stampin for the weekend - Spots and dots

thanks for poppin in


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Vintage Cutie

Hello again
Check me out, 2 posts today, that's the great thing about having next week off, more time to play YIPPEE!

So I had fun in my cupboard today making this card, such a gorgeous and totally adorable image.


Stamp - 'Birdie' Phindys Place

Colouring medium - Copics

Stampin Up cardstock 'crumb cake'

Papers - Stampin Up ' Vintage springtime'

Distress Inks - Antique Linen

Scissors for distressing

Lace and gems from stash

Cherry Blossoms - Crafty Emma's Store

Punches - MS Vintage Doily, NS Branch and Woodware Label

Seam Binding - Stampin Up

Oh gonna have a nice chill tonight watching Harry Potter.

I have made this for

Phindy's Place - Vintage theme

Fussy and Fancy - 3 or more fav embellishmets - Flowers,lace,gems

Charisma Cards - Distressing

Truly Scrumpitous - Lace it up

Thanks for poppin in


Mix and Match - CES DT

Good Morning

Woken up to a really damp and grey morning here in Kent, fingers crossed though it is supposed to get better as the day goes on. Had a little BBQ last night for my hubby's birthday, ate lots of yummy food!!!
Over at CES we have a new challenge for you which Julie has chosen and its fabby..........

MIX AND MATCH, so you need to use papers from 2 different manufacturers!!

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for some awesome inspiration and also details of the prize.

Stamp - Forever Friends
Papers - MME Paris & Co and BG Hello Luscious, both available at
Crafty Emma's Store

Colouring medium - Copics and polychromos pencils
Stampin Up Cardstock - Crumb cake
Punches- MS ZigZag, Stampin Up 1 in circle, Stampin up Tiny Tags
Sentiment - Stampin Up Tiny Tags
Handmade button

Which papers will you mix and match, have fun!!!!

Patties Creations - Animal or insect
thanks for poppin in


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sea Theme at Digital Tuesday

Hope your week has got off to a good start, 2 more days to go and then I have some time off, yippee!

Over at Digital Tuesday we have a fab and fun theme for you, I Love The Sea, chosen by Anneke.

We are thrilled to be sponsored by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, go check them out!! I have used a really cute image from the shop called Mermaid and friends!


Stamp - Mermaid and Friends 2 Cute Rubber Stamps

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - MME Vanity Fair - you can get it here Crafty Emma's Store

DCWV textured cardstock

Websters pages lace trim

Punches, EK Double crochet lace

Gems, flowers and ribbon from stash

Lots of Glamour dust, glossy accents

I would like to enter into:

Craft your passion - Under the sea

Thanks for poppin in


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Critter Challenge - Here Come The Boys

Good Morning

Hope you are having a good weekend, hubby is off to a motorbike show (yawn) today so me thinks I will get lots of time in my cupboard! Another 2 weeks have flown by and its already time for a new challenge at HERE COME THE BOYS. Its our Di's turn to head up this challenge and we are lucky to be sponsored by Lynne from Crafts 4 U and there are THREE set of digi images up for grabs so be sure to play along. Our challenge theme is CRITTERS, and remember to keep it male themed too!!

I had a right panic on yesterday( because I left it too the last minute) all my animal coloured E copics have run out all at the bloomin same time so I had to revert back to my promarkers for the critter but I sold most of them so only have a few left, I darkened him up a bit with pencils so hopefully just about got away with it. I think this chap reckons he's a bit of cool dude so perhaps he has had a spray tan LOL!

Ingredients Stamp Wags n Whiskers ' Just Chillin'
Colouring medium, promarkers, copics, polychromos and sansador
Stampin Up Cardstock - Crumb Cake
Papers EP - Country Drive (so versatile)
Sentiment - Stampin UP
Inks - Memento tuxedo black and Stampin Up ' Bashful Blue'
Punches - Stampin Up scallop border and circle
Dies - die-namics clouds (arn't they cute)
Glamour dust and card candy

I would like to enter into:
Totally Papercrafts - Holidays
Die Cut Dreams - Holidays
Critter Sketch Challenge - Summer fun

thanks for poppin in

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Water It -- CES DT

Good Morning

Yeah it's Saturday, I hope we get some nice dry weather, fancy a bit of a chill day today with maybe a small glass of something later on, LOVELY!

I have been without Internet again for most of the last 2 days so sorry if I have not popped over to see you, we are supposed to be having Sky broadband engineer coming today but now its been changed until Wednesday.

I actually started this post at 6.30 this morning, its now 12.40 and I am finally ready to hit publish!!

We have fab challenge for you today over at CES chosen by Caroline and it is 'WATER IT' now that's refreshing! You can use anything water related, umbrella's wellies, puddles, ducks, you get the idea.
Be sure to check out the challenge blog to see the awesome DT work.

I chose this cutie from Phindy's Place.... so cute and fab to colour up.

Digi Stamp - Splashy Sienna - Phindys Place
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park - Country Road, available at Crafty Emma's
Brazil basics cardstock
Ribbon, lace and bling from stash
Punches - Martha Stewart - Frond
Gorgeous Mini Blooms and roses - Crafty Emma's
Stickles and glamour dust

I would like to enter into:
Phindys Place - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Tuesday throwdown - Summertime

thanks for poppin in

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Friends.......Fab n Funky DT


Its so hot, not that I will dare complain, it makes such a nice change, everything seems better when the sun shines....

So we have a new challenge for you today over at Fab N Funky and our theme is FRIENDSHIP!

We are sponsored by Robyns Digital Fetish, hop over and take a look!

So I am totally loving these Penny Black stamps, I only have this one but I have got to have them all!! Also so quick to colour up,which is great for me coz I am a slow colourer!!(is that a word?)

Stamp - Penny Black 'A rose'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Echo Park, 'Country Drive'
Brazil basics cardstock
Sentimemt - Stampin up
Glamour dust
Mini Bloom - Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon and gems from stash

I would like to enter into:
Penny Black at allsorts - Free and Easy
Stampacular Sunday Challenge -Friends are Heaven Sent
Polka Doodles - English Country Garden

thanks for poppin in

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Digital Tuesday DT....


Hope your week has got off to a flying start, I am counting down the days, 8 more working days until I get two weeks off, not that I am going away but just to be at home will be lovely!

Its time for a new challenge over at Digital Tuesday which our lovely Amy has chosen and she would like to see DOILY'S on your project, ooh pretty!

We are thrilled to be sponsored this week by My Grafico, hope over here and take a look!


Stamp - Lili of the Valley, Milly 'Just for you'
Colouring Medium - Copics
Digital Sentiment - My Grafico
Brazil basics cardstock
Papers - BasicGrey ' Sweet Threads' from Crafty Emma's Store
Lace, ribbon and gems from stash
Flowers - Cerise rose 'Hobbyhouse, Small pink roses ' Crafty Emma's Store
Doily - local cake shop

I started following the sketch at LOTV but went a bit too off track I think to enter it, never mind!

Hope you will join us this week.

Entering into:
Paperplay - In the garden
Cutie Sunday - Flower Power

Thanks for poppin in