Friday, 30 November 2012

Donna's Candy!

This is a sticky post please scroll down for newer posts!

There is just 2 weeks left to be in with a chance of winning the most spectacular candy ever!
Hop on over to Donna's Blog and join in the fun! xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Miss November's Pin-Up Challenge!


Its time for  Bombshell Stamps November challenge!
  The challenge this month is False Confessions. 
 Cassie our Ms November thought it would be fun to have confessions on projects, but who likes a false confession?  For this challenge we want to see what your TRUE confession is. 
 It can be as saucy or tame as you want.  I can't wait to see them.


My Confession is That I have always wanted to be a Burlesque Dancer!!


Today's other challenges are:


Ingredients:

Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps Butterfly Queen
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Glossy Accents
Ribbon & Lace from stash.

November Bombshell Hump Day!




It's the last Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means! 
It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, I figured that since so many of us have been devoting a lot of time to cooking, due to Thanksgiving in the US, I thought we should do a recipe challenge! We didn't even need to be gourmet chefs to play along! Here's the recipe:
3 Patterned Papers
2 Bombshell Stamps
1 Piece of Ribbon
Easy, right? I bet you are ready to start hopping! Here is the full hop list. Please be sure to give everyone some love!


Enjoy the hop! If you didn't join us this month, please sign up for next month's hop over at the Bombshell Forum starting December 1st. Have a fantastic day!



Today's other challenges are:

My Time To Craft ~ Domestic Pets!!!

Ingredients:

PP ~ Basic Grey "Konnichiwa"
Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps "Lotus Garden" & "Koi tattoo"
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Stickles & Copics.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Guest Designer at Poisoned Peas Please!



I was delighted to win at Poisoned Peas Please and even more so when Kristy asked me to be a Guest for this months challenge "The Walking Dead" I was even given this fabulous
  Rick St Dennis image to use!


Today's challenges are:

Allsorts ~ Bring on the Bling!
My Grafico ~ Anything Goes!
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Stripes or Polka Dots.
Pile it On! ~ Anything But Christmas.
Quirky Crafts ~ Come over to the Dark Side (No Cute)
The Crafty Pad ~ Add some Glitter.
Forever Friends ~ Glitter & Sparkle.
Incy Wincy ~ Magical or Mystical.

Ingredients:

Image ~ "Meena" Rick St Dennis
PP ~ Bearly Mine Designs.
Stars ~ Kars.
Glitter Card ~ Hobbycraft.
CS ~ Papermania.

Ups and Downs.....

.....this past two weeks has been full of them!!

The up's well there's just one really but a very nice one!
I'd like to introduce my new nephew 
Charlie

Here we are having our first cuddle at 7 days.
Charlie arrived at 4:32 am on Wednesday 14th November 
weighing a lovely 6lb 5oz, isn't he a beauty.
 Huge congratulations to Becky and Andy!

So this gave me the perfect opportunity to get one of my Arty Farty Templates out again!
I made this Princess Pram using Core'dinations Card, Papermania Acetate, Stampin Up Brads, Ribbon, Lace and Peel-offs form my stash



I'd like to enter my pram into challenges at:

Fussy & Fancy ~ Feeling Blue.
Creative Card Crew, Inspire Me Friday & Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes!
Made Especially for You ~ Shaped Card.
Come And Get It Challenges ~ More than one Fold.
Unstampabelles ~ Monochrome.
Simply Create ~ A Link party!

Now the down!!!
Now did you know that Crochet is a dangerous hobby!!!
well, I managed to tear the ligaments in my ankle whilst partaking in said craft!!
How? I hear you ask..........
Sitting in a nice comfy chair with my feet up next to me having my break at work. I got pins and needles in my leg so I stood to relieve them and I just went over, turning my ankle right over. The crack was so loud I thought at first i had dislocated my ankle but it turns out that I have torn all the ligaments on the outer ankle and cracked a bone too!! All this making a blanket for little Charlie!!!



This is my rather shapely ankle then, its varied shades of purple, yellow 
and blue now but thankfully not as painful!! 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #121, Traditional Christmas Colours.


Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge for 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Sassy Christmas!" challenge  


This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 
Leo at Flonz


with a fabulous gift certificate for $20.00!

Our theme this week is:

Traditional Christmas Colours!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as its's in traditional colours,
Red, green, white, Gold, Blue or Silver!!



Today's other challenges are:

Crazy4Challenges ~ Put a Bow on It!

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~Kenny K Downloads.
PP & Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
Stickles ~ Golden Rod.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Colourred with Copic's.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sketch Saturday #235 with The Craft Barn


This week for Sketch #235 we are joined by The Craft Barn


"We are a UK business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches, an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for your scrapbooking and card making projects. We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.

We have over 10,000 products, some of the leading brands that we stock include: Sizzix, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Katzelkraft, Crafts Too, DecoArt, Copic, Viva D├ęcor, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Impression Obsession, Tando Creative, Marianne D and Cosmic Shimmer to name but a few. We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us."

The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper, from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.
Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!
There really is something for everyone :)
For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE


LATEST NEWS from The Craft Barn!...


INSPIRATION DAY
SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER
Free demos with Andy Skinner, Di Oliver, Kay Carley
PLUS Kathy Byrne will be showcasing projects from an exciting new club which is launching in the new year


This weeks challenge winner will receive a generous gift voucher from The Craft Barn, HUGE thanks Sandy!

                         This weeks prize is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in The Craft Barn Store.


Ingredients:

PP ~ Basic Grey
Die's ~ Marianne D
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Alpha's ~ American Crafts.
CS ~ Coredinations
Eyelets from Stash!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #120, Sassy Christmas!


Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge from 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Monochrome!" challenge  

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 

Crafty Ribbons


Our theme this week is:

Sassy Christmas!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as its a Sassy Christmas project!!.
and you couldn't get more sassy than Bow(adult)



Today's other challenges are:

One Stitch at a Time ~ Use a Digi.
Diva's By Design, Inspire Me Friday, Craft Punked, Papercraft Journey, Dream Valley
 & Challenges for Everyone ~ Anything Goes.
Crafty Hazel Nut ~ Use old Stash { Wooden Snowflakes}
The Crafty Pad ~ Christmas.
Hiding in my craftroom ~ Glitz & Glam.


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Snowflakes ~ Kars.
Embossing Powder ~ Wow.
Gem's form Stash.
Ribbon ~ eBay.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Sketch Saturday #234 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

This week at Sketch Saturday we are sponsored by Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts.


Our prize is a fantastic £10.00 gift Certificate!



Today's challenges are:

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Anything But Christmas.
Papertake Weekly ~ Flower Power.



Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans.
Stickles ~ Orange peel.
Glossy Accents.
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November's Bombshell Sketch Challenge.

Today it's time for a fabulous new Bombshell Stamps Sketch from Kathi
why not pop over and play along too!
Here's my card for today!


Today's other challenges are:

Crafting When We Can ~ Ribbon & Skulls.
Oldie but a Goodie ~ Anything But Christmas.

Ingredients:

Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps Alter Skull & Sugar Skulls.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat
CS~ Core'dinations.
Ribbon ~  Dovecraft
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lest We Forget!

In Memory of all those who have died to give us our freedom,
It matters not where in the world you are from!
Today's card is in their honour. 


Today's challenges are:

Card Crafter's Circle ~ We Remember.
Crafts & Me ~ Reds.
Creative Inspirations & That Crafty Place ~ Reds for Remembrance.
Delicious Doodles ~ Remembering.
The Pink Elephant ~ Favourite colouring medium (Alcohol Ink Pens)


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Delicious Doodles.
CS ~ Coredinations
Stamping Card ~ Joanna Sheen.
Poppies ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Stickles. 
Spectrum Noir Pens.

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #119, Monochrome.


Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge for 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Sparkly Snowflakes!" challenge  

We have a fabulous new release for you today too!!



This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 

Marianne Design 


Our theme this week is:

Monochrome!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as it only one colour!!.



Today's other challenges are:


Charisma Cardz ~ Feeling Blue.
One Stop Crafts & Sweet Stampin ~ Anything Goes!
Christmas Stamping All Year Long ~ Anything Christmas Goes!
Dutch Dare ~ Favourite Things { Kenny K's Bow & Pink Petticoat papers}
Crafty Hazel Nuts Challenge ~ For a Man or Boy.

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads " Bow".
PP ~ Pink Petticaot.
Stamp ~ K-Design.
Gem's ~ Natalie & Amy's.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Sketch Saturday #233 with Simon Say's Stamp.


Today at Sketch Saturday we are joined by the ever fabulous


and the prize for our lucky winner is this fabulous gift voucher for $25.00


and here is Jen's super sketch!

Today's challenges are:

Christmas Stamping All Year Long ~ Anything Christmas Goes
Totally Papercrafts ~ Cute & Girly.
One Stop Crafts ~ Anything Goes!
Sweet Stamps ~ Christmas.

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Dilly Beans.
Paper Tape Marianne Design.
Zoom's ~ Toodles & Binks.
Die ~ Sizzix.
Coloued with Spectrum Noir Pens.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Sweet Pea Stamper's ~ A Gift.




As Christmas will soon be upon us we decided to make this months challenge at 
Sweet Pea Stampers
something to help with the Chrismas necessities
 so this month the challenge is to make

A Gift!


Today's other challenges are:


Hiding in my Craft Room ~ 3 Favourite colours {I've chosen my christmas colours, Red, White & Green}
Crazy4Challenges ~ Anything but a Card.
The Crafty Pad, Challenges for Everyone, Kaboodle Doodle,
Forever Friends & Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network ~ Anything Goes Christmas!
Craft Us Crazy ~Favourite Colours/ Holiday Theme
Southern Girls ~ Christmas.
Copic Marker Europe ~ Christmas Anything but a Card

Ingredients:

Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
Holly Die ~ Sizzix
Stickle & Copic's.
Memo pad holder  { 10cm x 7cm} ~ CC Crafts

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

3D Butterfly.

I just love this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches 

along with this months Tutorial from Technique Tuesday
I had lots of fun with ideas for this card but decided on the clean & simple approach.

Today's other challenges are:

Creative Stamp Friends ~ Clean & Simple.
 & Paper Play ~ Thanks/Thankful & Thanks a Bunch.
Paper Pretties ~ Circles.
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes.

Ingredients:

PP ~ "Isabelle" First Editions.
Punch ~ SU.
Die's ~ Spellbinders.
Card Blank.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Staedtler Fine Liner.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Kenny K DT Call

Good Afternoon everyone,
 I'm just dropping by to let you all know that the search is on for some new DT Members over at

So if you love to make Sassy cards and think you have what it takes to become one of the Krew come join the fun!
 please pop on over and leave you Application HERE!!

Good Luck! xx 

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #118 , Sparkly Snowflakes.


Good morning and welcome to another super sunday challenge for 

Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Anything But A Card!" challenge  


This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

And our second sponsor is 

Leo at FLONZ


with a super prize of a $20.00 gift certificate for his store.

Our theme this week is:

Sparkly Snowflakes!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as we can see some snowflakes & sparkle!!.



Today's other challenges are:

Love to Create & Inky Impressions ~ Lots of Layers.
Crafts & Me ~ Bling It Up!
Fab n Funkie ~ Punches & Dies.
Whimsy Inspirations ~ All Things Sparkly
Diva's By Design ~ Feeling Festive.
Pile It On ~ Make it Sparkle.
Dream Valley ~ Glitter & Bling!
Christmas Stamping All Year Long, The Crafty Pad, Challenges for Everyone 
& Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes!
Sweet Stampin ~ All That Glitters.

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads { Ice Skate Kate & Xmas Accessories}.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Wooden Snowflakes ~ Kars.
Embossing Powder ~ Wow.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Dew Drops & Gems~ Natalie & Amy's
Die ~ Memory Box.
Stickles ~ Crystal Ice.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Goodies Galore!


I forgot to post this before going to work on Wednesday night and have only just remembered all about it!
Its a simple goodie back I made of my neighbours little girl and filled with my homemade fudge, mini chocolate oranges and scary faced satsumas.


Today's challenges are:

Cupcake ~ Witches and Pumpkins.
Lollipop Crafts ~ Halloween with no cards.
Songbird ~ "Could it be Magic".
My Craft Spot ~ Too Cute To Spook.
Inspire me Friday ~ Anything goes!


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Sweet Peas Stamps.
PP ~ Bearly Mine Designs.
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.
Tulip "Glow in the Dark Paint".
Paper bag & Ribbons from stash.

Talking of Fugde......here it is! I got the recipe from The Pink Elephant.
{ I know,I've got the colours the wrong way around but I'm sure you can forgive me just this once!!}

I put my fudge into little spotty bags and awaited the bell rings!


Sketch Saturday #232 ~ Lizy's DT week with The Saturated Canary.

This week it's Lizy's turn to host the sketch at Sketch Saturday
 Lizy's sponsor is Krista  at The Saturated Canary.



Krista  is giving one very lucky winner 2 The Saturated Canary images of their choice! 

And even more exciting is our guest designer for November...
Krista  herself!! 


Here is Lizy's  fabby Sketch.

Krista very kindly gave the DT a digi to play with. I chose Cinderellaaa


Today's other challenges are:

Inspire me Friday ~ Anything Goes!

Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ The Saturated Canary.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Candi & Pom Poms ~ Natalie & Amy's.
Ribbon ~ May Arts.
CS ~ Core'dinations.