Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch #117.

Sweet n Sassy are back with us as Sponsors for this weeks Inspiraional card Sketch.
I love this weeks sketch, another by Stacy Koo.
And here's my offering for this week.
My Best & oldest friend is going through a worrying time at the moment waiting for rests & results so this one is to help keep her chin up! 

  • Stamps ~ DZ Doodles & Scrapagogo.
  • Butterfly Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
  • Gems & Flowers from stash.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Girlz & Boyz!

Blogger is being a real pain lately, I haven't been able to leave any comments. Hope they get it sorted soon!
I've had a bit of a Kenny K day today and a bit of a late start too.
The heat in my craftroom was awful so I waited for the rain to start before I ventured out there today.

Devilish Angel


Its a Boy Thang!
  • PP ~ Bearly Mine & Scrapworks.
  • Digi's ~ Kenny K.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Brads ~ Making Memories.
  • Card Stock ~ SU & Bazzill.
  • Ribbon, Lace, Charm, Pins & String from stash.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

From Me & Teddy!

One final card for today, I'm back at work again tonight so not so much playtime this week!

  • PP ~ Bearly Mine.
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie & SU!
  • Die ~ Nellie Snellen.
  • Lace, Ribbon, Pins & Pearls from stash.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Ink ~ Momento & Copics.

Summer Sun!

I just love this Elizabeth Bell digi stamp, it reminds me so much of my girls on the beach when they were little. We Lived in Cromer then and Me and we use to love stopping off at the beach after Playgroup for sandcastles and Ice-cream.

  • PP & CS ~ Stamping Up!
  • Digi Stamp ~ Elizabeth Bell.
  • Ink ~ Copics.
  • Crepe Paper Ribbon ~ Jenni Bowlin

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 116.

Its Time for Sketch #116 from Inspirational Card Sketches. This week we have another of our regular Sponsors DZ Doodles who have fabulous digi stamps on offer to our lucky winner.
and here is this weeks fabulous sketch!
This one also covers challenges at:

  • CS ~ Core'dinations.
  • Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
  • Stamps ~ Scrapagogo.
  • Brad ~ Papermania
  • Copics.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Happy Birthday Princess!

Time for one more quickie before I go off to work. As you may have noticed I have a new favourite at the minute. I am soooooooooooo loving Kenny K Digi's.
Happy Birthday Princess!
  • PP ~ BasicGrey "Sweet Threads" & "Lauderdale".
  • Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K "Queens Cutie"
  • Stamps ~ Stamps Away & QKD.
  • Roses ~ Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS ~ SU!
  • Gems & Pins from stash.

Winter fun Tilda!

My intention of making 2 Christmas cards a week has slightly gone awry ths year and I think I've managed just 3 so far this month, its just as well I had a few left over from last year!
My first card was made using this tutorial for a Acetate front card by Karen
and is for challenges at:
Skating Fun.
The sentiment reads:
With figure of eights, spins & swirls,
Gliding fun for boys and girls.
There's nothing quite so nice
As starting out with blades on ice.

  • PP ~ Dovecraft.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up & The Glitter Pot.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Toodles & Binks.
  • Charms & Jump rings ~ Finding Inspiration.
  • RIbbon & Gems from Stash.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Before I waffle on I'd like to apologise for the poor quality of the photographs. James has taken the the Nikon to work with him and left me with the Finepix that came out of the arch!
Aiden is a little concerned that I have so many picture of in his words..... "Naughty Ladies!"
My explaination was Bad Girls have more fun!!!
Vicki Lee Vicious.
Lady Raven.
  • Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K.
  • PP ~ Scrapworks.
  • Dies ~ Mariannes.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up!
  • Copics.
  • Ribbon, Lace & Charm from Stash.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch #115.

This week at Inspirational Card Sketches we have one of our regular sponsor.
The Digi Doodle shop are back with us.
This week our sponsor is giving away a $10.00 gift voucher as the prize for one lucky winner.
Here is this weeks Sketch from Stacy Koo.
Today's challenges are:

  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia.
  • Dies & Punch ~ SU!, Nesties & Mariannes.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS ~ Bazzill
  • Copics.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mechanical Wings!

I really enjoyed my first attempt at "Steampunk" last week and was so thrilled and Stunned when I discovered that I had made Top 3 at Simon Say's Stamp and Show with my card too, so I thought I'd have another go this week with their Anything Goes theme.
This week I have made a Magnetic bookmark.
Other Challenges covered are:
  • Card Stock ~ Papermania.
  • Stamps ~ The Artistic Stamper Insects & Butterflies.
  • Punch ~ Stampin Up! Butterfly.
  • Distress Inks ~ Tea Dye, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo.
  • Watch parts ~ Ebay

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~Sketch #114.

This weeks Inspirational Card Sketch is sponsored by Nikki at Bunny Zoes Crafts
Nikki is offering a £10 gift voucher for her store as a prize for this weeks winner.
So without further ado here's the sketch..........

and here's my DT make. Todays Challenges are:

I've used a Kenny K image along with Pink Petticoat & Scrapworks DP's, Mariannes Dies for the Heart & flower. Card stock is Stampin Up "Ruby Red".
Now Availble on EBAY

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Steampunk Sally.

Not my usual make today, not a Cutesy image, floral paper or flower in sight!
I found it quite difficult deciding on how to approach it at first but one I found the hand image it all came together nicely I think!
I trawled the internet this morning for free papers and images suitable for the theme and found absolutely loads at MussolRosa Designs and The Graphics Fairy but I was amazed at how much stuff I had stashed away that were usable too.
Today's challenges are:
  • Backing Paper & Cogs ~ Mussolrosa.
  • Hand & Face image ~ The Graphics Fairy.
  • Charms, chains, bottle top, brads and coil clips from stash.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Distress Ink { Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose & Tea Dye.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Oh Pretty Baby!

I think this stamp has to be my all time favourite from Magnolia. It reminds me so much of my eldest Daughter when she was tiny, she alway's slept with her bottom in the air and I would have sworn she had angel wing too until she made it to 7 yrs old!

Sleepy Time!


  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat & Bearly Mine Designs.
  • Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Pearls, Pins & Lace from stash.

Cheers Dad!

Its Looming......... {Mother's day is so much easier!} Although I will say I've been finding mens cards a whole lot easier since I found Kenny Ks digi stamps, especially them saucy girls. James' friends love them!!

  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
  • Alpha's ~ October Afternoon.
  • CS ~ Papermania.

Wedding Wishes

Jus Like everyday, with my morning cup of tea I browse the challenge blogs for thier weekly inspiration. This morning I came across Linda's card at The Funkie Junkie.
The card is her DT make for Our creative Corner, whose challenge this week is
"The Wonder of Weaving".
I love the way she has woven and then cut the paper with the nesties heart.
I couldn't resist having a go too, so here is my creation.
My card is also for challenges at:

  • Damask, Sweet Flourishes, Fairy Dots & Ribbon Sentiments by Pink Petticoat.
  • Roses & Leaves ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Colorbox Queue Chalk Ink.
  • Pins & Pearls ~ Ebay.

Friday, 6 May 2011


I've been at it again....spending all day in the craftroom again!

Oriental Skies!

  • PP ~ BasicGrey "Green at Heart" & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
  • Punches & Dies ~ Mariannes & SU!
  • Ribbon, Pearls & Charm from stash.
  • CS ~ SU & Papermania.

Wash Day!

Thank you for the kind get well wishes yesterday, after spending a thoroughly uncomfortable day with it yesterday, today its so much better, well at least I can walk without whincing today!

This morning's make is for challenges at:

  • PP ~ BasicGrey "Green at Heart"
  • Stamp ~ hAnglar sTranglar.
  • Ribbon & Pearls from stash.
  • Sewing Machine, Nesties & Promarkers.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Challenge Catch Up!

Some how I managed to put my knee out walking down the stairs this morning so sadly I've had to remain in my comfortable chair in the craftroom all day { well except for the part when I had to cook tea!} painkillers areworkin a treat though so I'm not complaining too much!
First for today is a yummy cake arrangement.
Oh Bambino:
Christmas Angel:

  • PP ~ Fancy Pants, Pink Petticoat & Stampin Up!
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie, Whiff of Joy, Pink Petticoat & Magnolia.
  • CS ~ Papermania & SU!
  • Brads & Alphas ~ BasicGrey.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Ribbon, Pearls & Lace from stash.
  • Dies & Punches ~SU & Nellie Snellen.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

For Mum!

With Mother's Day coming up in the US it give us the chance to be super prepared for Mothering Sunday here in March! Have a lovely Mother's Day to all you Mommy's over the sea!xx

  • PP ~ MME Stella & Rose "Hattie"
  • CS ~ Bazzill.
  • Flowers & Charms ~ Prima.
  • Ribbon ~ May Arts.

Easter House Template.

I've had a few requests for the Template for the Easter House I made last week. Please feel free to help yourself and tell others where you found it so that they may share too!
Right click and save as pictures on the images below then print onto A4 card.
More pictures of my house can be found HERE

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Inspirational card Sketches ~ Sketch # 113

Good Morning all!
Isn't this new year just zooming pass, May already....It just doesn't seem possible.
Sweet 'n' Sassy are offering 3 digi's as a prize to lucky winner!
Here is this weeks sketch designed by our lovely Stacy.
And my take on the sketch.
Other challenges for this card are:

  • PP & Sentiment & Digital Stamp ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Button from Stash.
  • Promarkers.
  • Sewing Machine.