My lovely friends, thank you xx

Monday, 31 October 2011

Charming......Cutie Pie DT

Morning (said not very chirpily as its Monday!)

Got a bit of a picture overload on this one for two reasons.  First got me new Virgin Fibre Optic Internet thingy and it so much quicker, now normally it took about 5-10 mins per photo to upload (yes really) now it takes about 10 seconds Wahoo!!  Second I am a bit chuffed with this one!!!!!!

So its new challenge time over at Cutie Pie and we are sponsored by Ewe to can Craft and Digital Delights so be sure to check out all the details of the prize here!!!

The theme for the next fornight USE A CHARM, simples!!!

I just adore these Mo Manning images so much ( I have purchased a few so be prepared), those little faces are just so expressive and they are a dream to colour up, I LOVED making this card!!

Stamp - Maisie Caroling ' Mo Manning'
Colouring medium - Copics - 
Yummo Papers - Echo Park 'Seasons Greetings'
 Brazil Basics card stock
Music Stamp - LOTV
Sentiment - Freebie with Papercraft Essentials Mag
Distress Inks ' Antique Linen
Lace, ribbon and charm from stash
Copic colours SKIN E21 E11 E00 E000 R20 R21 CLOTHES E43 E42 E41 E40 G24 G21 G20 R46 R29 R05 R02 HAIR YR20 E35 E31 SHADING C3 C1 C00 COOO B00 B000

I would like to enter into
Digital Pencil Challenge - Any Holiday or Celebration
Sweet Stampin - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Die Cut Dreams - So Charming
Have a great week
Thanks for poppin in

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Beer Monster!!!!!!!


Hope you are all well, did you all enjoy your extra hour sleep??????  I did, still could of done with another few though.........hehehe...... I would also like to say thanks for all the lovely comments recently , I got quite a few mentioning my colouring which means a lot, I tell you I spend hours and hours practising (too much) so it is good to know it is paying off!!!!

So here we go with a brand new challenge for you at Here Come The Boys and the theme is...MONSTERS!!!!

Be sure to check out the challenge post HERE for all the details and of course enjoy the fab DT samples!  You can also take a peep at someMonster  images drawn by our very own Woo!!!!! (she's a clever girly)

Stamp 'Beer Monster' Pollycraft
Sentiment by our very own WOO!!
Colouring Medium - Copics
Craft card blank
Papers - My Minds Eye 'Asparagus'
Brazil Bling card stock
Punches - Martha Stewart 'Zig Zag'
Clips 'Stampin UP'
Gems from stash

I would like to enter into:
The Poodles Parlour - Lets Here it for the Boys
Moving along with the Times - No Girls Allowed

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Congratulations Emma - CES Week 2


I have just realised I have not posted for a whole week, not had much crafty time due to bits and bobs going on.  I hope everyone is keeping warm, I am not looking forward to the clocks changing, I hate it getting dark at 4pm!!!

Anyway wanted to do a quick post to remind you that you have another week for our New Beginnings challenge over at CES, check out the details here!

Our Emma gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Olivia Roni , last Sunday and here is the card I made.  I tell you she's a cutie, many congratulations  Emma and Steve!

Stamp - Baby Fairy Flora - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics Pinks, R85,R83,R81,RV000, Greys COO.C00.C1,Skin E21,E000, normally I would use EOO as well but it bloomin ran out on me!  Cheeks R20
6X6 Scallop card blank
Papers - Craft Creations
Brazil cardstock
Flowers mix of roses and mini blooms
Punches - Martha Stewart Frond
Hearts and gems from stash

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Me again....... housework can wait!!!

I'm back again, I have been naughty and have been in my cupboard when I  should have been doing 101 jobs!!  Blah, never mind will have a mad couple of hours in a minute.  I took my son to Manchester in the week and we stayed overnight in a travel lodge,  nothing much to do at a service station on the M6 so I took an image to colour and here it is made up...

Stamp - Pollycraft digi 'Sonny Honeycloud Winter' 
Colouring medium - Copics  Pinks R85,83,81,RV000,Browns E43,E42,E41,E40,Skin E11,E21,E00,E000,Cheeks R20,R21
Burnt Umber and Dark Red Polychromos pencils and sansador
Distress  Ink - Vintage Photo from the branches
Papers - Basic Grey 'Out of Print'
Stampin up cardstock
Lace trim, flowes, pearls from stash
Punches - Martha Stewart 'Frond'
Sentiment - Stampin up

This one is going into:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Girls Girls Girls
Totally Papercrafts - Layer on Layer

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Oh Baby Baby.....CES DT

Good Morning

Yay it's the weekend, phew had a long and very busy week so hoping to find some time to relax a bit over the next couple of days!!  Sorry If I have not caught up with you much this week, normal service will resume now!!!

So of course Saturday means a new challenge over at CES and we have a very special one for you.  Emma's baby is now overdue so we are all very excited as it will be any day now!!  Good luck Emma !!!!

So to help celebrate our challenge will run for the next TWO weeks and the theme is............................

NEW BEGINNINGS... Now it does not have to be a baby card, you can also do new job, new house, you get the idea!!!

Be sure to check out the challenge post HERE for details of the prize and of course the gorgeous DT samples.

So I have gone with a Baby card and I have used a cute little image from LOTV.

6x6 Scallop card blank - Crafty Emma's Store
Stamp - LOTV ' Baby Blanket
Colouring Medium - Copics R85,83,81 COO.CO,C1,C3,E11,E21,E00,E000,R20,R21
Papers- BG 'Out of Print' (pink one) Forever Friends 'Springtime' (bunnies)
Punches - Martha Stewart 'hearts border', Stampin Up 'Tiny tags' 
Flowers - Pink Mini Blooms Crafty Emma's Store
Nesties - Blossom Die and Circle Die
Peg and gems from stash

I would like to enter into:
My time to Craft-Punches and Dies

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Monday, 17 October 2011

Cutie Pie Recipe - DT Card

Good Morning
I seriously cannot believe it's been two weeks since the last challenge at Cutie Pie but it has so here we are with a new challenge for you.

We have 2 wonderful sponsors Crafty Emma's Store and Meljens Designs, be sure to check out he challenge post here for details of the prizes up for grabs.

We have a recipe challenge for you, get your mixing bowl out, you will need:

A fairy image - Stamped or Digital
Lilac/silver tones
Ribbon or Lace
3 Flowers OR Buttons
Finish with a sprinkling of glitter


I used another Mo Manning image for my card, this is Teen Fairy Mia, very pretty me thinks.  I had a bit of a tough time with the photo for this one, the colours are not quite true, they look a little heavy here and are softer in real life.

Stamp - Teen Fairy Mia - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics
On the Edge card blank - Crafty Emma's Store
Brazil Bling cardstock
Papers - Mix not sure now as scraps
Flowers - Mini Blooms and Daisy from Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon and gems from stash
Glamour Dust

I would like to enter into:
Bronte & Bella's Challenge - Song Inspiration -  Taylor Swift, 'Today was a Fairytale' which is a really cute love song, aahhh 
Sketch n Stash  - Sketch 72
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Girly Creations

thanks for poppin in

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Gypsy Dancer


I'm back again, that means me been in my cupboard instead of behind the ironing board!!!   Do you know I just could not be bothered with chores today, so had a glass of wine, popped a casserole in the oven and made a card instead!!  Perfick!

I have been dying to use this digi, I love her hair, I smudged it though so don't look too close, I am bloomin annoyed coz it was right at the end, I went back for a little touch up, wish I hadn't  now!!

Stamp - Gypsy Dancer - Saturated Canary 
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Basic Grey ' Out of Print'
Brazil bling card stock
Punches - Martha Stewart Vintage Doily, Martha Stewart Butterfly, Stampin Up 'Tiny tags'
Bling and flowers from stash
Black gel pen for stitching
Stickles - Star Dust

I would like to enter into:
Charisma Cardz - In Stitches
The Squirrel and the Fox - One for the Girls
My Mums Craft Shop  - Remind you of a Song - Fleetwood Mac ' Gypsy'

I am off to watch Strictly and eat Apple Pie and Custard, YUM

Thanx for poppin in


Trick Or Treat at Here Come the Boys

Morning peeps

Come here Come here if you dare, I have a little something for you??????????  HAHAHA

Ok so over at Here Come The Boys it's time for a new challenge and the theme for the next fortnight is

Our very own Donna heads up this one, check out the challenge post here for all the details of the prize and of course be sure to check out the brilliant DT samples too.

So I wanted to make something quite creepy and this image was perfect, I love how she is bending down and is covered in warts, mmm NICE... I coloured her clothes up all dirty looking which was great fun!!  Look at that little gingerbread face, he looks like well scared!!

Stamp - Witches Trick  - Mo Manning
Colouring medium - Copics, polychromos pencils
Papers, check one is from the Daisy and Dandelion collection, not sure on green
On the edge card blank
Distress Inks, vintage photo
Halloween webbing and plastic spider
Punches - Stampin Up' Word Window
White gel pen

I would like t enter into
Paper Pretties - Halloween Inspired
Everybody Art - Halloween
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Sparkles Forum  - Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Alphabet Challenge - S for Soon be Halloween

Thanks for poppin in

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Forever Autumn


Yay it's the weekend, yippee and I have myself a nice long one, got Monday and Tuesday off too, Yippee!

So we have a new challenge for you over at CES chosen by ME and its........


There is a £10 voucher for Crafty Emma's Store up for grabs so be sure to play along, you can check out all the details and the fabulous DT samples HERE!

I have used my new Simply Sassy' Lets Hit The Town, isn't she gorgeous!!!!

Stamp - Sugar Nellie - Lets Hit The Town
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers- Basic Grey ' Out of Print' available at Crafty Emma's 
Punches - Nellie Snellen Branch, Martha Stewart  Butterfly
Gems, flowers and trim from stash
Cardstock - Stampin Up
Glamour dust - Crafty Emma's
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo

I would like to enter into
Fab n Funky - Fall colours
Delightful Challenges - Colours of Fall

thanks for poppin in

Monday, 10 October 2011

Mikey AGAIN........


Hope you all had a good weekend, didn't it go by in a flash again.  So I have a busy week coming up, another Uni visit on Wednesday, not so far this time just down to Portsmouth, a card class and all on top of being really busy at work. I have had a little time in my cupboard this weekend though so that was good and I made my nephews 18th Birthday card. I am quite pleased with this one.....

Close up

Stamp'Mikey' Charmed cards and crafts
Colouring medium- Copics, polychromos pencils
Papers -Basic Grey'Oxford'
Brazil basic cardstock
Inks-Vintage Photo
Ribbon-Stampin UP
Punches -Stampin UP Spiral Border, Woodware Star, Stampin UP Circle

I would like to enter into:
Divas by Design- Button up
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Southern Girls-Slugs,Snails and Puppydog tails

Thanks for poppin in


Remembering Perry, our gorgeous Greyhound who died a year ago today,miss you so much ,Love Mum and Max xxxxxxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Late and Seeing Red..................

Hello peeps

Its CES Saturday which means a yummy new challenge and Jenny has chosen the theme Seeing Red...

I am a late with mine coz I have bee a little under the weather this week and been too pooped for anything except sitting on the sofa in the evenings watching NCIS, OMG I have a  little thing for Mark Harman though,YUMMY!!!!!!!

There is a fab £10 spend in store up for grabs check out the challenge post here for details of the prize and all the gorgeous RED DT samples.

So I got up really early to do my card only to realise that my daughter has my camera and she is at a sleepover so I had to wait for her to come home and there ain't much chance of her even being awake before midday LOL

So here is my card,sorry the pics are a little dark, so gloomy here!

Stamp -LOTV 'Ski Jump'
Colouring Medium - Copics
Gorgeous Papers - Echo Park 'Seasons Greetings' 6x6 papers - grab it in store now!!!
Punches -MS Zigzag, Woodware Large Star
Sentiment - Stampin up
Ribbon and gems from stash
Lashings of,glamour dust, dazzling diamonds and twinkle stuff (forgot what its called)

I would like to enter into:
LOTV - Let It Snow

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Monday, 3 October 2011

The Cuties are playing BINGO...

Good Morning

Well that's two weeks gone in the blink of an eye so here we are on our 2nd challenge at Cutie Pie which is the Bingo Board!!!!!!

We have two fabulous sponsors, One Stop Craft Shop and Prairie Fairy Designs, be sure to check out the challange post HERE for details of the prizes on offer and of course to feast on the DT samples, mmm yummy!!!!

Here is the board, choose a line, up, down or across, or four corners or even as some of our DT have done a full house!!!

So I chose bottom line across, Flowers, Border Punch, Ribbon and Lace.

Stamp - Sarah Kay ' Julie in the Field of Nasturtiums
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - I think the dotty one is Craft Creations and the other one could be EP but no 100%
Flowers - Mini blooms
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Hand Stitching
Ribbon, lace buttons from stash
Punch - Xcut Flower Doily and NS Branch

I would like to enter into:
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
Stampin for the Weekend - What a Cutie

thanks for poppin in
take care

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Some ME Time


Hehe I am back with another post, two in one day does not happen often , but I felt like some real me  time today.  I so LOOOVE these images from Saturated Canary and even better no waiting for Mr Postman!  Mind you have ordered myself  a couple of Sassy's in rubber from Funky Kits so maybe they will come tomorrow, fingers crossed.  This one as is Rainy Day, typical of me, its probably the hottest day or near enough so far so I decide to do a rainy image, go figure??????

On the Edge Card Blank
Stamp - Rainy Day ' Saturated Canary'
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers, Crate Paper 'Random and BG 'Out of Print'
Flower Button - Crafty Emma's Store
Flowers, gems and seam binding from Stash
Distress Ink ' Weathered Storm'

I am entering into:
Saturated Canary Challenge - Sketch
Alphabet Challenge Blog - R for receipe, I image, 2 backing papers, 3 flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes

thanks for poppin in
take care

Wheely Nice.....Here Come The Boys DT

Good Morning

Wow mammoth journey yesterday for our trip to Chester, 6 hours to get down there, traffic was so heavy plus there was an accident, but we got back in just over 4. It was worth it though the campus is fab, its like a little town in itself!   I sat through an hour lecture on Geography, my chance I thought for a little snooze but no it was actually really interesting, I did not realise there was so much to this subject and so many opportunities too. There are some awesome field trips which include the Norwegian glaciers, New York, Valencia to name a few.  I really liked Chester too, so different from down here wouldn't mind  living there myself!   So we will see what happens, we have a few more closer to home to look at but I think this will be hard to beat and Jamie loved it!

Anyway enough rambling from me and onto the new challenge at Here Come The Boys which is

WHEELY NICE......................self explanatory me thinks, if it has wheels it counts, (remember to keep it masculine themed too!)

Our very own Sharon is heading up this one and is also our sponsor,she has put up a fab prize too!  You could bag yourself a  set of Flexmarkers plus she is offering 5% discount to all Here Come The Boys followers in her on-line craft Shop EWE 2 CAN CRAFT, check out the challenge post here for all the details and good luck and THANK YOU Sharon....

So here is my card, I chose an image by Mo Manning for this challenge.

Stamp - Skater Boy - Mo Manning
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - not sure using up scraps
Gel pen for faux stitching
Buttons Mix
Cardstock for matting - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Ticket LOTV, Stampin Up 4U Tiny Tag

 I would like to enter into:
One Stop Craft - Just for Men
Ruby's Rainbow - For the Boys

thanks for poppin in, I will try and catch up with everyone later today.
Have a great week