Friday, 28 January 2011

Crafty Catz DT - Flowers

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. The sun is shining here in Edinburgh today's blooming freezing, lol. Today is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz but first, a big thank you to everyone who entered last weeks challenge. We love stopping by your blogs and seeing your creations and we hope to see you all again this week. It's Suzie's turn to pick the theme this week and she would like to see 'FLOWERS'. That's it, flowery papers, and image with flowers, flower embellishments or, all of these...up to you. The only rules are no backlinking, one entry per person and the most important one...HAVE FUN.

We are lucky enough to have a fantastic sponsor once again this week...

who are very kindly offering one lucky winner this fabulous prize

Some of the DT Girls were also lucky enough to be given some digital papers to use too so here's mycard for you...

Image: Pollycraft ( I think - but can't find it now);
Medium: Promarkers and Copics;
Papers: BlackLeaf Studios;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Other: Lace and Glamour Dust from stash; Flat backed Pearls from Kanban.

Crafty Cardmakers: Flowers;
Paper Play: Layer It Up.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and please stop by and visit the rest of the DT girls to see their fab work. Looking forward t seeing what you all create this week


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Kim's Digi's

Hi everyone. A quick post from me just now as I am off to play the WII with Jack - tennis - should be quite funny. I just wanted to post a card I have made today using the new image that my daughter has drawn. I am absolutely delighted that she is finally putting her talent to use. She isn't very confident about her drawing but she seems to like this wee fairy girl. I just have to convince her to make the gorgeous eagle she drew into a digi now. Thank you to the people who have already left Kim a comment about her digi and also to the people who have already purchased it. I am sure her confidence will soon soar with all the support.

So, here's the fabulous image and if you click it, you will hop over to Kim's blog where you are able to purchase this for the fab price of £1...

And, here's the card I made with it this afternoon...

Image from Kim's Digis, coloured with copics and promarkers. Flowery design papers, Lace from stash and some gorgeous flowers all topped with Glamour Dust.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma's: Angels & Fairies;
Do It With Digi's: Pink and Girly.

Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you may leave. please, if you have a moment, stop by Kim's blog and wish her well in her new venture


A New Award

Hi everyone. Just a quick post from me before I forget. The lovely Mel - Sticky Bits Of Paper, has given me a new blog award. Thank you so much. I love to receive these awards, it means someone actually likes my stuff, lol and makes it a bit more worthwhile.

The rules to go with it are as follows:

You have been TAGGED .Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.You should also link the person that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.You can then choose 3 to 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.I would like to give these awards to the following people with my love and appreciation.

1. Janette
2. Heidy
3. Suzie
4. Maddy

This is always a really difficult thing to do but I hate not passing these on when people take the time to give them to me. Thanks once again, Mel. I needed this today


Fab n Funky DT - Delight In Your Digi's

Hello everyone. Today is time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky. Thanks to everyone who joined us last week and we hope to see you again thsi week for our new challenge which is 'Delight In Your Digi's'. We have a fantastic sponsor

and the DT were lucky enough to choose an image to play with.

So, here's my card..something a bit different from normal...and don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs fab cards too.

Image: Praying Hands by The Stamping Boutique;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: HOTP Baby 8x8 pack;
Sentiment: You are in my prayers - pc generated;
Tools: MS Border Punch; Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder;
Other: Ribbon and Flatbacked Pearls from stash.

Sweet Stop Sketches:
Fab Sketch;
My Time To Craft: Embossing;
Creative Card Crew: The Colours of your Flag (hope the ligter blue is ok - Scotland).

That's it from me just now. My daughter is working on something quite exciting though and if all goes well, I will be back soon to post it.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. I really appreciate each and every one of them


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Cute Little Thing

A friend of my daughter, Kim, became an aunt for the first time yesterday so I had an excuse to make a card for a baby's been all boys lately. When I first started making it, I was driven mad because it wasn't going the way I wanted it to - just didn't look like the picture in my head. Now, however, I am glad that I kept going because I am quite please with the result.


Image: Forever Friends;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Baby Powder, Hiccups, by Imaginisce (again);
Sentiment: 'Cute Little Thing' by Studio G Clear Stamps (99p for 5 sentiments - brilliant);
Tools: MS Lace Doily Border Punch;
Flowers: Large one - stash; Smaller one - Nutcrafters Stall at SECC (£1 per bag - brilliant again);
Other: Charm and Ribbon - stash; Card Candy - Craftwork Cards; Flatbacked Pearls - Kanban; Glamour Dust.

Friday Sketchers: Sketch by Jeanette;
Stamp Something: Something Cute;
One Stitch At A Time: As You Like It;
Papertake Weekly: Ribbons and Pearls;
Simon Says Stamp: Bingo (Punches/Die Cuts, Flowers, Gems);
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Clear as Mud.

That's it from me just now. Everybody is out again for a few hours today so I have a cake in the oven and am gonna make a card while I can. Thanks for stopping by


Friday, 21 January 2011

Crafty Catz DT - Forgotten Stamp

Hello everyone. Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz again today. It is Aunty Sues turn to choose the challenge and she has chosen the theme of 'A Forgotten Stamp'. A fabulous challenge, especially since my mother had cleared up her craft stuff (she is one messy drives me absolutely crazy, lol) and she had found some of my older stamps. This one, I had actually even forgotten that I had bought,'s even possible that I haven't even stamped it up before. Anyway, here's my card and please stop by and check out the rest of the DTs fantastic work.

Image: Maggie with Flowers from Sugar Nellie;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Baby Powder, Hiccups, by Imaginisce;
Sentiment: PC Generated;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Other: Glamour Dust.

Sketch Saturday: Sketch;
Stamp Something: Something Cute;
My Time To Craft: Spots and Dots;
Pollycraft: Pastel Colours;
Pile It On: Anything Goes;
Lets Ink It Up: Anything Goes.

That's me off now. I have no children at home tonight and I am going to curl up in bed and watch the last Twilight movie. Yes, I know, I am WAY behind, lol. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow with a wee challenge card.


First 5 Commenters

Hello everyone. I have just copied this from Lindseys blog. I thought it was a fantastic idea and wanted to join in right away. So...It's time for a bit of fun. I've entered a Pay It Forward over at Abi's blog so it's my turn now to Pay It Forward.

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who comment on this post. However, there is a catch, you must repost this, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules state that it MUST be something handmade or homemade by YOUand must be sent to 5 other people during 2011.

If you would like to join in the fun, then be the first to post a comment and something handmade or homemade will be coming your way this year.

Great, right?? let's just hope there are 5 folk who would like something made by me...and now, to figure out what to make, lol.


Thursday, 20 January 2011

3D Cards DT - Get Well Soon

Hello everyone. Time for a new challenge over at 3D Cards Challenge. This time, we would like to see your 'Get Well Creations'. And the only rule is that your image must be either a decoupage sheet or a stamped image which is layered up 3 or more times. I got myself a new digi image for this challenge because, apart from flowers, I didn't really have anything suitable.

Image: Dr Billy from Pink Cat Studios;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Blue one is Craft Creations and no idea about spotty one cos it's stuck down again, lol;
Sentiment: PC Generated;
Card Candy: Craftwork Cards (coloured with promarkers);
Tools: Corner Rounder.

Sketch and Stamp: Sketch;
Creative Card Crew: Card for a Man;
Cute Card Thursday: Recipe of 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 papers and 3 card candys);
Stamp Something: Anything Goes;
One Stop Craft: Card For A Male;
Wild Orchid Crafts: Lets Get Sentimental.

That's it from me today. I am off to see what mayhem has been caused in my living room while I've been posting this, lol. See you tomorrow with another card

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Fab n Funky DT - Animal Magic

Hello everyone. It's time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky. I didn't think this card was going to get done, to be honest. Things are a bit mad round here at the moment. Wee Steven has decided to go back to nursery which may sound like I should have more time to myself but, actually...he is even more hard work than normal after nursery. It seems to make him very hyper and if I leave him alone, even to go to the loo, he wrecks the place! So, doesn't leave much room for card making I'm afraid.

So, this weeks theme is 'Animal Magic' so we would like to see your creations with an animal on them. We are lucky enough to have a fab sponsor again this week

who are very kindly offering one lucky winner either 5 digital images OR 4 images and one digital paper set of their choice.

The girls on the DT were lucky enough to receive some images to play with so here is my card for the challenge and please stop by and visit the rest of the DT to see their fabulous work. I apologise for the poor picture. It was either too light or too dark so I went with the best of the bunch, lol.

Image: I Toadily Luv You from Robyn's Fetish;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: I have no idea because I have stuck it to the card, lol;
Sentiment: Robyn's Fetish;
Tools: MS Hearts Border Punch; Cuttlebug and Nesties.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Other: Glamour Dust.

Sketch N Stash: Sketch;
One Stitch At A Time: New (Flowers and Image);
Pile It On: Anything Goes;
Passion for Promarkers: All You Need Is Love;
Secret Crafter: With Love.

That's it from me. I will hopefully be back tomorrow with another card, fingers crossed as I type, lol. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. I appreciate each and every one of them


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Chocolate Cake in Pyjamas

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. I wanted to share some pics today of Wee Steven making the 'Hairy Bikers' chocolate cake. When we got up yesterday morning, he decided he wanted to make this. No, not dressed and organised first...cake first, lol. So, here is with his own version...

Chocolate Cake In Pyjamas...

If you click the link, you'll get recipe which is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by and any comments you may leave, Steven loves to hear what you think


Friday, 14 January 2011

Crafty Catz DT - Thank You

Morning everyone. Another quick post from me. I have lots going on here at the moment and may not be around as much so apologies if you stop by and I don't return the visit.

Today is time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz. It was my turn to choose the theme this week and I would like to see some Thank You's. Maybe a thank you card or a small gift or an altered item. Whatever you choose as long as it's to say thank you.

We are lucky enough to have a fab sponsor again this week

Who are offering one lucky winner 5 digi images of their choice. So, what are you waiting for?

Here is my card, which I hope will give you a wee bit of inspiration and don't forget to check out the rest of the DTs fantastic creations.

Image: I Did It Creations;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Henbury Lane by Papermania;
Sentiment: Digi from Cuddly Buddly;
Tools: Daises Embossing folder and Cuttlebug;
Other: Ribbon Slider and Ribbon from stash.

Truly Scrumptious: Scrumptious sketch;
Pollycraft: New Things (2nd entry);
A Spoonful of Sugar: Thank You;
Paper Play: Cutie Patootie;
Patties Creations: Anything Goes.

Well, I think that's it. I have had those gorgeous ribbon sliders for ages now (present from mum) and this is the first time I've used them, I think. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I will be back soon, I hope


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Fab n Funky DT - Warm and Toasty Colours.

Time for a new challenge over at Fab n Funky, well it was, yesterday, but you know me...always chasing my own tail, lol. This week we want you to use 'Warm and Toasty Colours'. Maybe you will think of Summer and use yellows, blues - bright colours or like me you will just go for your favourite colours - the ones that give you a nice, warm glow.

This week, it's Lou's birthday and she has very kindly offered one lucky winner a download of their choice from

So, you know what you have to do but first here's my card and, I hope, a wee bit inspiration. Please check out the challenge blog for lots more gorgeous work.

Image: Tilda with Flowers;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Fancy Pants (but don't know which ones - sorry);
Tools: Cuttlebug and Nesties;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Other: Jewellewed ribbon, lace, glamour dust all from stash.

Create 4 Fun: Fantastic Sketch (not late this week, lol);
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Goes;
Pollycraft: New Things (flowers);
Cupcake Craft: New Things;
Lets Ink It Up: Anything Goes;
Stampavie: Sparkling.

That's it from me today. Lots going on round here at the moment. Thanks for taking the time to stop by


Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Challenge Card

Hi everyone. Just a quick post from me as Wee Steven isn't very well. So, this card is for a couple of challenges and here are some pics of the boys at swimming yesterday.


Image: Tilda with hearts;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Loves Me range by Imaginisce;
Sentiment: Handwritten;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Other: Brads from stash.

Stamp With Fun: Sketch by Saphira;
Passion for Promarkers: Thank You Cards;
Stampin for the Weekend: New and Blue (New stash);
Totally Papercrafts: Thank You.

That's it from me. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave - I love to read them.


Saturday, 8 January 2011

Crafty Catz DT - Food and Drink

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. Iam posting my DT card for Crafty Catz just now because I think that when we get back from swimming I will just fall asleep. Steven never went to sleep until 11.50 last night and then not only was he awake screaming his head off that he 'wants to get up' and that he 'wants a story' during the night 2 or 3 times...but he thinks that it's ok to get up at 8.30am and be bright as a button. I have no idea where that child gets his energy from because it certainly isn't me or his dad, lol. I know some of you will be sitting there thinking...she had 8 hours whats she moaning about but by the time I had watched Criminal Minds (which I can only watch once he is sleeping) it was well after one and then I was disturbed during the night also. I swear I am gonna buy some ear plugs today and let the little tyrant scream tonight - have been saying that for four years now!!

OK, this week, we would like to see 'Food and Drink' on your creations. Anything you like...card, scrap page, box, back, picture, etc, etc as long as there is something edible on it. We are lucky enough to have a fab sponsor again this week

who have not only offered one lucky winner this fantastic prize

but they also very kindly gave all of us on the DT some images to use for the challenge too. I really enjoyed making this one and am quite pleased with how it turned out too.

Image: Cupcake by Blackleaf Studios;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: Butterfly Kisses range from Nitwit Collections;
Sentiment: Handwritten;
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: Cuttlebug; Nesties: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder: MS Lace Doily Border Punch.

Create 4 Fun: Sketch ( I have missed this one but the sketches are fab every week);
Secret Crafter: Tons of Texture;
Stamp Something: January Digi Day;
2 Sister: Gettin Girly;
Crafty Purple Frog: New Things( Flowers and Image);
Charisma Cardz: Birthday Celebrations (Blogs 2nd birthday);
Crazy Challenge: All Things New;
Pile It On: Brand Spankin New.

That's it for me today. I am off swimming now. Maybe I will just chuck them all in and laze at the side, lol.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 7 January 2011

Just a few pics...

Hi all. I just wanted to share a couple of pics. We were building a new pc desk for our Jacks room the other night and...believe it or not... this is about the only time we get any peace! First of all, Jack has no interest in building stuff at all - so he just stays well out the way, usually on his xbox and secondly, Wee Steven is always in total awe at the tools that come out...

This one is when he puts his hand on it and says...I'm just touching it!

This one is when he has had 'the nod' from me to say ...ok, a wee shot!

And, finally, this one when he is totally engrossed in his 'work'!

He loves anything to do with tools...especially the moments when he gets to use the real ones, lol. That tool box you can see behind him was one of the presents Santa brought him. Yes, it's a real one - the exact one he asked for, lol.

Ok, I am off because he is too quiet and I think he may have the screwdriver set again


Thursday, 6 January 2011

3D Cards DT - Anything Goes

Hello again everyone. I am doing a quick post before I go to get Steven into bed...yes, I did get another nights sleep last night apart from him waking once but he went straight back to sleep. It is wonderful but...I won't uncross my fingers yet, lol.

Today's card is for 3D Cards Challenge. Another 'Anything Goes' theme to help ease you all in...just remember your image must be 3d. I enjoyed this card - possibly because I like the image so much...although it was a nightmare to get a decent pic of

Image: Morehead decoupage sheet;
Papers: Bo Bunny - Delilah Stripe;
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly;
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nesties;
Other: Flatbacked Pearls (Kanban), Stickles.

Sketch Saturday: Sketch;
Cute Card Thursday: Out With The Old ( papers and image have been in stash for ages);
Crafty Cardmakers: First and Latest or Greatest ( This is my latest and below is my first blogged card);
One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes.

The below card is the first one I posted on my blog although I did start blogging a few months before but wasn't brave enough to show my own stuff, lol.

Ok, I am off to settle Steven...a difficult task in itself but when the older 2 have friends staying over...even more difficult, lol.

Thanks for looking and please check out the rest of the DTs fab work


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Fab n Funky DT - Anything Goes

At last, normality seems to returning. Isn't it funny how we all wish for Christmas and a break and then we can't wait to get back into the swing of things, lol. Now, when I say normality, I do say it lightly. Yesterday, I was so tired and fed up of not getting any sleep that I ismantled my bed and put my mattress and Wee Stevens mattress on the floor in my room for us to sleep on. I wanted to see if he would sleep any better if he was next to me. And, it seemed to work last night...keep you fingers crossed for me though - I am hoping it wasn't just a novelty for him. I can handle being on the floor - if he sleeps, lol. So, I will keep you all posted on my progress, lol.

Anyways, we are back with a new challenge over at Fab n Funky this week. The theme is a nice easy one for you all - Anything Goes - to help you all get back in the swing of it...and me, lol. I needed a card for my younger cousins birthday on the 1st so made this one. Check out the rest of my teammates fantastic creations too and most importantly join us and have fun.

Image: Cuthbert - free image from Pollycraft;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: All Spaced Out by Nitwit Collections;
Tools: MS Border Punch; Cuttlebug Embossig Folder.

Sketch and Stash: Fab Sketch;
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes;
Totally Gorjuss: Someone Special.

Now, I am off to do a bit more of the dreaded housework...or maybe I will just watch a dvd, lol.
Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

One I forgot about

Hi everyone. This is one of the cards I made and forgot to post. That doesn't happen to me very often but Christmas time was just so hectic that I forgot all about it. I made ift for Jack because I thought he would appreciate the image. You will have to excuse the terrible quality of the photo though, I am afraid.

Image: Colouring Page from Elizabeth O.Dulemba;
Medium: Promarkers;
Papers: The Paper Company;
Sentiment: PC Generated; Craftwork Cards Circle Sentiment;
Tools: Holly punch;
Embellishments: Snowflake by Papermania.

I am now off to put the tree away. I always feel the house is such a mess after Christmas with all the new toys and stuff lying around and...with me lazing around doing nowt all day long - it' s not going to get any tidier, lol so, I thought I'd get the tree and deccys away and give a goody tidy up and see if we can resume some sense of normality around here.

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, 1 January 2011


I just wanted to wish all my friends, followers and team mates a very Happy New Year. And, also to say thank you for all your lovely comments and support over the last year and I hope to see all of you again in this coming year.

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