My lovely friends, thank you xx

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Fancy a Cuppa - Digital Delights DT


Blimey this week is rushing past, its got a little cooler everyday but I am really hoping it is nice for the long weekend. 
So its Inspiration Thursday over at Digital Delights and the DT have whipped up some super gorgeous cards and you can go see them here!
 I am using the adorable Booboo Bear, so cute in fact I made a mini teabag holder as well.  We made one of these at my sisters SU class and I thought it would be perfect for this image.  Its really tiny and holds one herbal sachet, so fun though!   Wendy whipped me up a sentiment which is now available in the digi shop!  Check out the little spoon charm too!

Stamp - Time For Tea Booboo Bear - Digital Delights
Sentiment - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - mixed bag but I think the Pink was a freebie from Pink petticoat
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon, gems, charm from stash

Entering into:
Bearly Mine - Animal Kingdom
Love to Create - Add a sentiment

Dont forget to check out the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE, there's lots of new stuff !!!!

Catch you tonight!


Monday, 28 May 2012


Oh so hope you enjoyed the weekend, here we go again eh Monday already!!!!  Can't wait for next weekend 4 days will be awesome! So I found myself with a little time last night and decided to use a Little Miss Muffet stamp, coz I LOVE them!!!!!!! Look at this little cutie, she is well chuffed with her balloons and I love her little glasses, toooo cute!!!  Nothing new I know but you just have to give the glasses the glossy accent treatment!!

Glossy accent on the glasses and pink balloon

Stamp - Mint - Little Miss Muffet
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment  - Stampin Up
Stampin Up card stock
Papers - EP Country Drive
Punches - MS Vintage Doily border punch, MS Frond
Flowers - WOC
Butterflies -Stampin Up

Entering into;
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Use Punches

Catch up with you tonight after work.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Here Come The Boys DT and Birthday Winner

Good Morning

Woken up early again to a beautiful sunny day, wahoo!!! I am about to tackle a very large pile of ironing before it gets too hot and then not sure what I will get up too!!!

Well before I get onto details of our next challenge at Here Come The Boys it's time to announce the random winner of my prize from our Birthday blog hop.  I asked my daughter to shout out a number between 1 and 17 and she chose no ................................3 which means  my prize is going overseas to the USA coz that is SHELBY !!!!!!!   Well done Shelby if you can ping me an email with your address I will get it popped in the post!!
Our challenge for the  next two weeks is........Anything Goes as long as it's male themed we want to see it!!!  So for this one I inked up Teddy Bo from the free stamp set with Simply cards and  papercraft magazine teamed up with some spotty and stripey paper.

Here he is.....................

Stamp - Teddy Bo
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment- Also Teddy Bo
Stampin up and brazil basics card stock
Papers - not sure as I was using some scraps
Button, twine and little gems from stash
Punches - Stampin upTiny circle punch for the corners, Woodware Tag
Inks - Stampin up - Chocolate Chip
Entering into:
One stop craft - One for the boys
Totally Papercafts - Animals
Hope you have a fab day!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Hello Teddy Bea


Wow what a beautiful morning, so nice to get up and know the weather is going to be fab all day,   its gonna be a scorcher!!! Talking of getting up I was awake at 5 this morning for some reason and just could not get back to sleep so only one thing for it I thought, get up and enter that DT call over at Teddy Bo.  There is a fab sketch over there and you still have enough time to enter as I think the call  is open until tomorrow!!  It will also please my crafty work buddy Lisa as she has been on at me all week to go for it!!!!!  With the sad closure of CES I have time now for another DT and this would be perfect, fingers crossed!!!

I have a fair few Teddy Bo digi's but I have taken advantage of the free stamp set with Simply cards and papercraft...  cracking freebie!!!  I love how these bears are available in just about any pose, they are like real life characters arn't they.  I even found one of teddy Bo and Bea on a motorbike, perfect for hubby's birthday!!!!!

Big wave from Teddy Bea

Stamp - Teddy Bea 004
Colouring medium - Copics,pencils
Stampin Up card stock
Gorgeous papers -Stampin Up - Twitterpated(what a great name)!
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon, buttons, gems and cheesecloth from stash
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Dies - Whimsy corner die

Entering into:
Teddy Bo Challenge -  Sketch and DT call
Crafts and me - Fabulous flowers
Ready Teddy Go - Bingo, middle line across Ribbon/buttons/die cut (corner die)

I'm off to pop to the shops and then it's more crafty time for me, I hope you have fab day and I will be round to catch up with you tonight while watching the voice and sipping a glass or two of something nice!!!! 

Thanks for poppin in

Friday, 25 May 2012

Here Come The Boys - Birthday Blog Hop


Hello and hope this Sunday Morning finds you well.  I had a great day out yesterday with hubby, we went down to Rye on the bike and had some lunch and then came back the scenic route, lovely!  The weather was kind to us so we stayed warm and dry too!

Well we are celebrating a year of challenges over at Here Come the Boys and the theme is:

Birthday Easel Cards

We are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps and you can see all the details HERE!

Hopefully you have come from the fabulous Sharon's blog, if not pop over here to start at the beginning

All the DT have a prize up for grabs on their blogs and there is also a prize on the challenge blog so be sure to join us this fortnight if you can, we would love you to help us celebrate.

Here is the prize you can win from me, 2 stamps and an little assortment of flowers.  To be in with a chance of winning just pop your details in Mr linky and leave a comment, simples!  The winner will be chosen by random and its open for  2 weeks,  good luck!

Okay so here is my Easel card, I spotted this little chap over at Sassy Cheryl's and just had pop him in my basket!!  I got very close to chopping the top of his hat off, I started of with completely different papers but I didn't like them so I decided to change them but I had already matted him up and then that didn't go so I had it cut it down, phew close shave!

Stamp - Noah and patches - Sassy Cheryl's
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers  - striped One is actually a Papermania Christmas one and the red I think is Wild Rose Studio from the 'Gingham' paper pad
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Brazil basics card stock
Punches - MS ZigZag
Buttons from stash

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing DONNA.

Entering into:
Totally Papercrafts - No pesky girls allowed
Pixie Dust Studio - For the boys
Southern Girls - About the Boys
Allsorts - For a man or boy
Sassy Cheryls - Stitching, okay hope I am not cheating there is stitching on the ribbon!

Have a great day

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lil Dixie - Digital Delights DT

Wahoo feels like summer is here, shame I have to be cooped up in an office with the air con blaring out, was actually wearing my coat at work yesterday yet it was nearly 80 degrees outside LOL! 

So as it's Thursday its time for some Inspiration over at Digital Delights and its a fab line up, go see!Last week my card featured Lil Billy and now here is Lil Dixi, cute or what and she is real fun to colour up too!  I am having a phase on these centre step cards great fun to make and I am pleased with this one.  I have teamed her up with some lush MME papers and check out her lasso too!

Stamp  - Lil Dixie Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - MME It's a Beautiful Life
Stampin Up card stock
Sentiment - Digital Delights
Dies - Die-namnics  - Star trio
Ribbon and gems from stash

Entering into:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Stars

Hope you  have a fab day and catch up with you tonight!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Not Square...............


Happy Saturday and thank goodness its the weekend!   Big apologies for not catching up with you much this week, sometimes it just goes like that and you have so much going on that there simply is not enough hours in the day LOL! So I hope you are all well and got a bit of sun today, we have and its glorious!

 Anyway I got up  today feeling really tired and thought stuff the housework and made a card or two and check me out its NOT square!!!  Why I hear you ask, well there are 2 reasons for that, first my super dooper sister treated me to a Simply Scored board from stamping up and it is awesome and I love it and its the first board I have had that I can get  my head round and you get precision scores so easily  and second the challenge over at Sassy Cherly's is 'not square' so I had no choice LOL!! 

I had a go at a centre step card, hope you likey..........

Digi stamp - Averys may 'Sassy Cheryl'
Colouring medium - copics and pencils
Papers EP Country Drive
Stampin up card stock
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Dies - SU Embosslits ' Beautiful Winds'
Punches = Xcut leafy lace, NS Frond
Flowers - WOC
Ribbon and gems from stash
White gel pen
Tools - Stampin Up 'Simply Scored' Board

Entering into:
Sassy Cheryls  - Dont be square
Crafty Catz - Girly Time
Papertake Weekly - In the garden

Okay I am off to have a quick tidy up and then we are out tonight for a fish and chip supper! YUM!
Take care and big hugs

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Howdy Peeps...Digital Delights DT

Well I thought I would have more time this week but hasn't quite worked out like that.  Everything seems to be happening at once and I seem to be spending my evenings running around!  Phew roll on the weekend!  I can't believe I haven't got a card done since Sunday, I am itching to get back in my cupboard LOL!

Beth has now broken up for 'study leave'  and has her first exam today which is IT! She is sweet 16 tomorrow so we took her out last night to get a laptop so she now has a nice new shiny red one (it had to be red for some reason ?)

So it's time for some inspiration over at Digital Delights and I couldn't wait to use this image from the Wild West Release, here is Lil Billy, isn't he fabulous!

 You can hop over HERE to see all the gorgeous DT samples!

So here is my card............

Stamp - Lil Billy - Digital Delights
Sentiement - Digital Delights
Barrel - Wild West Asscesory Set - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Mix
Ribbon, gems and little wooden badge from stash

The plan tonigh is to bloghop and catch up with you all!!!!!!!


Saturday, 12 May 2012

CES Finale..............


Oh it's a beautiful here in Maidstone this morning, the sun is out and I think we are in a for a dry day, fingers crossed!  Today is my Birthday so hubby is gonna whisk me off  down to Rye for some lunch so looking forward to that!!  Please forgive my lack of visits this week but what with the card class and my anniversary and a couple of other things I have been very short of time in the evenings this week.

So today is the last CES challenge and I have had fabulous time on the team, the girls are just brilliant!  So that leaves me on just 2 DT's now a weekly and a fortnightly one :o(

Anyway our final theme is ANYTHING GOES coz we know you all love that one LOL!  There are 3 prizes up for grabs this week, check out all the details HERE!

Here is my card, I have used the adorable Wryn teamed with some gorgeous EP Papers!

Stamp - Wryn - Best Friends
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - EP Victoria Gardens
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Flowers, Cherry blossom and roses
Punches - Stampin Up Scallop Trim Border
Dies - Stampin up Butterfly which cuts and embosses (its fab) and you get 4 on the die!
Ribbon and pearls from stash

Entering into:
TiddlyInks Challenge -MOM or GIRLY
Fussy n Fancy - Butterflies, ribbons, punches, got 1 of each!
Sketch N Stash - Andies sketch - new butterfly die and stashed item is the little diamante heart ( I always forget I have these)!

Okay so I am off out for the day, I really hope to be able to catch up with you tonight, have  a fabulous day and enjoy the sun if you are lucky enough to have some!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Digital Delights New Releases - YEEHAW!!!

Well today is super exciting as it is new release day over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS and you are gonna love these fantastic images from the 'Wild West'!  Check them all out HERE I think they are going to be very popular!  There is a fab accessory and sentiment set too! I have used 'Speckles' a very cute doggy indeed!

Stamp - Speckles - Digital Delights
Cactus - Wild West Accessories set - Digital Delights
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers,  the orange is MME and the Brown is BG
Brazil basics card stock
Punches - Woodware Star 
Fibre and ribbon from stash

Sorry it such a quick post but today is my 10 year anniversary  so we are off out for a bite to eat!    I will be round to catch up with you all tomorrow!


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Dare to Share LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


 Well I am sure you will have heard about the fun little challenge set by Sandra at Sandra's Crafty Corner.  What a super idea even though very embarrassing LOL!  Well I thought why not join in for a laugh and I have gone back to 2009 when I first started card making and 2010 (not even 2 years ago) and what was I thinking???????? 

AUGUST 09 and  I actually remember being very pleased with this one (WHY?????)

I though  this was so pretty  - yeah pretty awful!!!

July 10 Mmm (very red faced at this point LOL)

Okay so here are some more recent makes please tell me they are better or I will cry.............. :0(

I got a top 3 for this one,wahoo!

Digital Delights was(and still is) my first My first DT post for a Stamp Company!! These were fun to make!

So I know I am not a 'natural' at colouring but Hey I was chuffed with this one!

Okay so hopefully you had a good laugh LOL and ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH!!!

Back to work for me so catch up with you tonight.
Have a great day!

Monday, 7 May 2012



Hope your day is going well, we have had some sunshine here in Maidstone today and not been too bad until now, the rain has just started, hopefully just a little shower !   I have been good and got my ironing done this morning and hubby managed to get the lawn mowed.  I have managed to squeeze in a little card, I wanted to use this fab image from Little Miss Muffet, too cute!!


Stamp - Vanilla - Little Miss Muffet
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Mixed Bag
Dies - Whimsy Heart
Punches - NS Frond
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Flowers - Roses The Hobby House and Cherry Blossoms WOC
Ribbon, Lace and Gems from stash

Entering into:
Little Miss Muffet -  May Flowers
The squirrel and the fox - One for the girls

I think I am gonna slink off back to my cupboard LOL!

Take Care and thanks so much for visiting!