Friday, 28 May 2010

Lazy Afternoon - Crafty Catz DT Card

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. I had a brilliant day yesterday at East Links Family Park. The weather stayed dry and was actually quite warm without being too hot. Wee Steven and all his friends loved it. I had paid for one of the extra spaces for Kimberley because she is on study leave from school at the moment - supposed to be studying anyway, lol - so she came too. Everyone had loads of fun - even some of us mums and dads, lol. Brilliant value for money too.

Anyway, it's Friday today and that means it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Catz. Carol has set the theme for this week and it's 'The Boys Are Back' and here's my card.

Image: Lazy Afternoon by LOTV;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Quite Contrary Collection by My Minds Eye;
Sentiment: PC.

Lili of the Valley - Bev's Sketch;
Passion for Promarkers: Anything Goes;
Simon Says Challenge: Pink (or Blue) with Green and Brown:

That's it, I think. Now, I have scheduled this post so I hope it works. I must stay away from the pc today and do some of the flooring that is to be laid in the bedroom. I did the first coat of paint on Monday night and since then, I haven't even opened the door. So, I must crack on with it.

Thanks so much for taking the time look and if you have a moment please leave a comment so I can return the visit. Please stop by the rest of the DT's blogs and check out their fab creations and I can't wait to see what you all come up with


Thursday, 27 May 2010

3D Cards Challenge - Circus

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. At last, a card! This is my DT card for our second challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge Blog. The theme for our challenge this week is 'The Circus' and we have a great prize from our sponsor 3D Nadia.

So, create a project with a circus theme and a 3D image and join in with us. Here's mine and be sure and check out the rest of the Design Teams fab creations.

Image: Oscar the Clown from Squiggle Stamps;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Cosmo Cricket;
Other Stuff: Ribbon and fluffy balls from stash.

Sketch Saturday: Fab Sketch (tweaked a wee bit);
Passion for Promarkers: Anything Goes (birthday celebrations);
A Spoonful of Sugar: Celebration Card;
Stamp Something: 2 of something (2 papers).

I have had to schedule this post as I am away with Wee Steven on a nursery outing to a family fun park and farm for the day. So, I am hoping that you are reading this and also that the weather stays nice for us, lol.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Please leave me a comment so I can return the visit


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Nowt Again

Morning everyone. Hope you are all ok. I have nowt to show again today and the paining is going quite as well as it should. Just haven't got any motivationat the moment. I have got a wee sneak peek of my card for tomorrows challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge though since I haven't got anything else yet, lol. I also got a new Tilda yesterday and plan to use her very soon so hopefully.

So, here's a wee peek and I'll be back tomorrow with a card at last - covers a few challenges as well, lol

Tell you what, give me something to do and by looking at the pic above, guess what the challenge theme is this fortnight and I will stamp up some images for the first person who gets it right


Sunday, 23 May 2010


Afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well. Have just popped on to show that I am making sme progress. More for my own benefit, lol. I am halway through the lining paper stage - yeah!

Pretty boring - I know. Going to have a break now and get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and enjoying the glorious weather we have just now. I couldn't believe how warm it was today - washing was out and back in within about 2 hours, lol.

I don't have a card to show today but I did want to show what had been keeping me so busy the last fortnight! My mum, wonderful woman that she, is decided to give her bedroom a lick of paint. Now, since mum has very sore hands and wrists at the moment - they think she has rheumatoid arthritis - what this really means is...Suzanne has to give the room a lick of paint, lol. Not that I mind BUT...what started as a plain and simple job turned into a workathon! AFTER painting, she decided that she wanted coving up - to hide my not so straight paint line. Then she did a feature wall with this gorgeous paper - she did that part! THEN, she wanted a new bed from IKEA. Gorgeous and the flat pack boxes fitted into the car no probs...What she didn't tell me was that it was going to take me 5 HOURS to build the blooming thing!!!!!
So, here's a wee pic until I can get a card made...I am making one in between all this madness but, I can't show them till the end of the week as they are DT cards.

Anyway, That's what I've been doing and I really don't mind because she does lots for me and I actually quite like much so that I've now started mine, lol. And, this is what I am faced with this week...

Thanks for taking the time to look. Please leave a comment so I can return the visit


Friday, 21 May 2010

Crafty Catz Design Team Card

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all good and well and enjoying this gorgeous weather we are having. I am very excited this morning as this is my first card as part of the Crafty Catz Design Team. The challenge this week (#32) has been set by Trish and she has chosen the theme of Stars and Stripes. I chose a boys card for this one... I don't make a lot of male cards and they are always handy have around. I also needed to ink up the LOTV stamp that I got at the SECC in March...I can't believe I haven't used this cute wee guy before now...especially since my Jack is Xbox mad, lol. He would love this card.

Image: Computer Fun by LOTV;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Design Paper: TPC Studio - Transportation Primary Stripe (stripy)and Stripe (plain side);
Tools: Cuttlebug, Christmas Stars embossing folder; Stars Five Nesties; Tiny Star Punch.
Others: Ribbon and Cardstock from my stash; Red stickles on image corners.

Sweet Stop Sketches: Sketch with a Spin (for the guys);
Stamp WithFun: Stripes;
ABC: U is for Unused Stash;
Stamping for the Weekend: Make someone smile or cheer them up - this has an optional 2nd part which is to send your card to a child from the postpals site.

Well that's it, I think. Can't wait to come and check out all your entries. Be sure and stop by the rest of the DTs blogs so you can see their fab work. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. If you have a minute please leave a comment so I can return the visit.


Monday, 17 May 2010

More Exciting News

Morning everyone. I haven't got a card just now - so much for making one a day, lol. I did make one on Saturday night but, I can't post it yet's for my very first challenge as a DT member for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog. WOOHOO!

I am so pleased and excited. I am really looking forward to working with the rest of the team.

Well, I am off to pick up a new bed for mum now from IKEA so , hopefully I will be back tonight with a card. I just wanted to pop on quickly and tell you all my wonderful news.


Friday, 14 May 2010

On your Wedding Day

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. I am trying to make one card a day at the moment. Wee Steven is at the stage of being quite a tyrant just now and is driving me up the wall so... the best release is to have some craft therapy once he is in bed! And, believe you me, after his antics in Livingston shopping centre yesterday, bed is the best place for him, lol. Anyhoo, today is a new day and all that and here is last nights card. I'm afraid that I may have cheated a bit here...I saw this die cut sheet the other day in my local craft shop and I love the image so I had to buy it. And, I was so tired last night that I just didn't have the energy for stamping and was really glad I had bought it. I'm actually quite pleased with this one - stamped image or not, lol. The only thing I am not pleased with is the blooming pics. No matter what, I couldn't get a decent photo of this one...sorry guys!

Image, Paper and Sentiment: Kan Ban Die Cut Set;
Ribbon and Pearls: from my stash;
Flowers: Hobbycraft;
Tools: Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder;

Allsorts Challenge: Fabulous Sketch;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Wedding Wishes;
Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Weddings/Anniversary.

Anyway, that's it for today. Apart from my news...which I can't tell you yet...BUT, I am very excited and I don't know how long I can keep my mouth shut for, lol.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look. Any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated I love to read them and return the visit.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

3D Cards Challenge Design Team Card

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all well. This is my first card as a DT Member for the new 3D Cards Challenge Blog which starts today. We will set a new challenge every second week. This means you have a whole 2 weeks to get your projects made - so no excuses for not joining in, lol. The only rule is that there must be a 3D image on your card...whether that be a stamped image or a decoupage long as it's 3D.

So, the theme for the first challenge is PETS...and we have a lovely prize for this challenge, sponsored by Marianne Design. We would like to see you make a card with some kind of pet on it. This was challenging in itself for me because I don't usually do animals. However, I was quite pleased with the way this one turned out in the end.

I have made an easel card and used a decoupage sheet and backing paper I bought as part of a Jolly Nations kit from QVC quite a long time ago now. The pink cardstock is from my stash, as are the 2 wee card candies on the sentiment. The square behind the image has been through the Bug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and you can just see the Martha Stewart Lace Doily punched strip sticking out behind it. The sentiment is from a mini Studio g Clear stamp set (fab at 99p for about 4 sentiments). The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ones that are a bit bigger have been coloured with promarkers - can't make my mind up about the flowers...should they stay or go...let me know what you think.

Here's the front (please excuse the pic...I could not get the pic straight at all):

Here's the bottom part:

I can also enter my card into the following challenges:

My Time To Craft: Toooo Cute;
Stampavie and More: Pink;
ABC: U is for Unused Stash (my Jolly Nations stuff);

Well folks, that's the first one done and dusted. Looking forward to seeing what you all create. Be sure and check out the rest of the Design Teams fab creations too.
Thanks for taking the time to look and I really hope that you can all find the time to join in and support us.


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Creative Card Crew and Papertake Weekly

Hi everyone. Hope you are all well. I managed to squeeze this card in today in between getting lots of other bits and pieces done. First we had a check up at the Sick Kids for Wee Steven. Then he went to the soft play with Kimberley, her friend and her friends niece for an hour before heading off to nursery (that's when I made my card). Then it was off to the shops for a few things and then down to my mums for tea and to wash the car and clean the rabbits hutch out.

Image: Bentley Bear Set by Adam Pescott(free from Cardmaking & Papercraft Mag);
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: Papermania Rose Garden 8x8Pad and cardstock from my stash;
Flowers: A mix of large and small roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
and paper blooms from Woodware;
Tools: Cuttlebug; Plain and Scalloped Circle Nesties
Other Stuff: Pearls from my stash; Rub on from Fancy-free collection
by Fancy Pants; Frosted Lace and Eucalyptus stickles on flowers and round the image.

Creative Card Crew: Sketch (fantastic);
Papertake Weekly: Shiny, Sparkly and Special (you can do 1, 2 or all 3)
I chose Sparkly and Special

Well, that's about it. I am very excited tonight as tomorrow is the launch of the first challenge over on 3D Cards Challenge Blog and I can't wait to post my first card as a DT Member. I hope you all have the chance to hop over and join in the fun with myself and the rest of the DT.Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Penny Black 100th Challenge and Blog Hop

Morning everyone. I hope you are all well. We are having quite a nice day today - well, dry at least and I couldn't believe that when I was reading Kath's blog she says it was snowing up there...amazing ehh! She did edit her post to say that it had cleared up and was now bright and sunny, lol.
Anyway, enough of the rubbish but talking of Kath... Penny Black Saturday Challenge are celebrating their 100th challenge this week...can you believe it? Brilliant, ehh! They have a fantastic sketch to follow...and if that's not enough to get you joining in...LOADS of FANTASTIC prizes to be won.

The sketch was brilliant, I loved working with it and wll be filing it away for future reference. It's one of those ones where you like the sketch AND the end result...or at least I do, lol. Here's my card for the challenge:

Image: Garden Friends Clear Stamp Set by Penny Black;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: Basic Grey - Lemonade 6x6 pad;
Sentiment: Mini Marks Rub-ons by American Crafts (celebration book 2);
Tools: Cuttlebug; Plain and Scalloped Cirle Nesties;

Others: Ribbon and Pearls from my stash.

And, since this is a special occasion, I am not combining this one with any other challenges. Now, hop over to the Penny Black Challenge Blog to join in the fun.
Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated - I love to read them


Monday, 10 May 2010

Friday Sketchers 2nd Year Anniversary

Happy 2nd Birthday to Friday Sketchers Challenge Blog. Congratulations on such a successful challenge blog and welldone to all the team for all their hard work every week. To celebrate their birthday and add to the fun the team have organised a blog hop. So, make a creation following the wonderful Jacques sketch, post it on your blog, link it to the Friday Sketchers blog and then hop your way along all the teams blogs, leaving a comment on each along the way, to check out all their fab creations.
This is the list for the blog hop:


And, this is my card for the challenge and since it's such a special occasion, I am not combining this with any other challenges AND...I bought some new papers from Pink Petticoat (any excuse for a craft purchase, lol).

Image: Guardian Angel by Sugar Nellie;
Medium: Watercolour Pencils;
Papers: Little Big Dots and Stripes (Blossom) - Pink Petticoat;
Flowers: Retro Flower Punch with Paper and Card Candy from Craftwork Cards;
Tools: Cuttlebug, Oval and Scalloped Square Nestie;
Others: Frosted Lace and Pink Stickles (flowers and wings on image).

Thanks for taking the time to look and any comments you may leave are really appreciated - I love to read them.


Friday, 7 May 2010

Mouse in a Nutboat

Hello everyone. Hope you're all well. I have managed to make another card using one of the stamps that I got for Mothers Day...haven't used it before I thought I best get moving, lol.

Image - Mouse in Nutboat by Tina Wenke for Stampavie;
Medium - watercolour pencils;
Papers and Card Blank - Craftwork Cards;
Flowers - Magnolia;
Other Stuff - gems by doodlebug - arranged them into swirls myself;
ribbon from Papermania;
frosted lace stickles on flowers and round the paper edges.

A Spoonful of Sugar - Furry Friends (animals);
Cute Card Thursday - Boyz to Men;
Paper Play - Stamp or Digi Image and Bling;
Stamping for the Weekend - A Card For A Male;
Allsorts - Animals;

Thanks for taking the time to look. Any comments you may leave are greatly appreciated. I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Papertake Weekly

Hello everyone. Hope you are all well. I have finally managed to make a card. Over on Papertake Weekly this week there's a sketch to follow and Dawny P's fab sketches usualy help me make something.

I also used a stamp that I've not used before. I won this a wee while back over on Paulas Blog and I haven't yet used her.

Image: The Frog Prince by Diane Duda for Sugar Nellie;
Medium: Promarkers;
Paper: I have no idea because I have stuck it;
Sentiment: Computer generated and printed onto DP
Tools and Ebellies: Bug with Kimmy-Luvs embossing folder then used chalks over it;
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border Punch;Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.

Papertake Weekly - Sketch #40;
Allsorts - Animals;

Well, that's it. Thanks for taking the time to look. Any comments you leave are very much appreciated-I love to read them

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Create 4 Fun 50,000 Visitors PINK BUG Candy

Hey everyone. Have you seen the fabulous give away going on over at the Create 4 Fun Blog? WOW. To celebrate reaching a massive 50,000 visitors, they are giving away... A PINK hop over and find out how to enter for your chance to win - or better still...just let me win, lol.

Good Luck everyone

Katharina's Fantastic New Release Candy

Hello everyone. No card yet - have been working on my first card as a DT Member though and it's only 9 days to go.

I have just popped onto tell you all about the fantastic candy that Katharina is giving away to celebrate the very successful launch of the new Get Well Release. These stamps look fantastic and as soon as I have some spare pennies, I will be nippng over to order some.

In the meantime, though...I may be lucky, lol. Hop over to Kathatrina's blog and find out how to enter OR...if you can't wait that the banner in my side bar to go directly to the store now.

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