Monday, 30 November 2009

A warming drink

Good morning peeps. hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Wow did it rain cats and dogs here yesterday but must admit we do need it. Sky is so blue today although temps have dropped.

Anyhoo onto my card, the challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams is

"Hot Chocolate"
I have used the fabulous sketch by Sandie at PaperPlay and coloured with my favourite medium of Copics , The Pink Elephant want you to use your favourite colouring medium and Simon Says Winter love ... what is more loving than a good cuppa hot chocolate or in my case cocoa ... warms the cockles of my heart on a cold evening before bed.

Papers are K & Co, ribbon is Anita´s, daisy and leaf punch with some flowers from stash and ticket stamp complete my project.
Enjoy your day, see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Fluttering By with a challenge or two

Good morning and a happy Wednesday to you all. This day as always we get to play with Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and this week our challenge is to use a circle or circles along with your butterfly, fairy or angel.

There are more than a few challenges this week looking for Christmas themed projects so I am playing along with

Papertake Weekly ... Christmas Crackers

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ... Thank You and/or Christmas

Allsorts ... Christmas Carol or Song Title ... Once in Royal David´s City

Gingersnap Creations ... include a Frame.

For my card today I decided to go back to basics, so no fancy papers - only pearlescent card. I created my frame using my circular nestabilities, cased this from my fellow DT Harriet, thank you sweetie, and edged this with those long forgotten peel offs. Both images have been coloured with copics ...central image is from See D´s Traditional Christmas ... Christmas Angels - Praying from Lili of the Valley and the flower was another of last week´s finds. Very plain and simple and looks much better IRL.

Please be sure to visit the Flutter By Team's blogs to see their wonderful fluttering creations! Links are on my sidebar.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Teddy loves Christmas Pud

Good morning peeps, I hope you are safe and sound from the atrocious weather which is affecting certain parts of the UK. My heart does go out to all those affected in Cumbria and after watching the news I believe Dumfries & Galloway are now at risk too.

The challenge this week at the Creative Card Crew has been set by the lovely Paula and she has chosen the theme of

Favourite Things

Digital Delights are our sponsor and have kindly given the DT some of their beautiful images to play with. Be sure to check out the challenge blog to see what other beautiful images have been used by the DT.

For my card, which I am combining with Simon Says Animal Antics and Incy Wincy Designs who have a double decker ... a Sketch and Anything Goes ... I have used Christmas Pudding Teddy and coloured him with my copics adding fun flock for his hat, flowersoft for fur trims and copious amounts of glamour dust to the icing. Sizzlets snowflake has also been well glittered with my beloved glamour dust, how I love this stuff, and sentiment is from a See D set. One of my favourite MS punches has seen the light of day again, Eskimo Kisses papers and ribbon from my stash.

Enjoy your day and see ya tomorrow.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Puppy Love

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. It is a beautiful bright sunny morning here but ooh it has turned chilly in the evening, had to have the fire on last night and it was blowing a gale.

The challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams is Puppy Love and what a fabulous prize we have for one lucky winner so do check out the Blog to see what this is and for inspiration from the DT.
We have the mega talented Kiki as our Guest Designer and everything this lady touches turns to gold.

I am combining my card with Simon Says Animal Antics and My Grafico #26 who have a recipe of PIE ... P paper, paper piecing, pastels, pink ... I ... ivory, ink, Icicle Stickles, E ... eyelets, embossing, EK Success punch.

I have coloured Little Girls - Hug Time with my copics and popped her on an embossed nestie. Paper is K&Co Classic, lace was a find from my day out last week and flowers from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Lili of the Valley - Challenge # 41

Thankyou to all who entered the LOTV Blog Hop. It was nice to see so many of you participating but there can only be one winner, and the winner from my blog is
Lisa from Crafty Moments.
Congratulations Lisa, can you please contact Marcea with your snail mail and choice of stamp.
I am delighted to have been invited to join Lili of the Valley as a permanent member of their DT.I have been doing the happy dance for a few days now and still can´t believe it, sure I will come down to earth eventually, if not I am a lost cause rofl.

Anyhoo onto this week´s challenge which is a super sketch. I had fun working with it and it sure takes the hassle out of carding.

You can view this wonderful sketch and the beautiful cards made by my fellow DT´s, plenty inspiration I assure you, when you visit LOTV Blog.

For my card today I have inked up the newly realeased "Milk and Biscuits" from the Boy´s Collection by Lili of the Valley and coloured with my copics. Papers are K & Co Classic, flowers and gems are from my stash.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

On Tiptoe

Good morning peeps, hope you are all fit, healthy and happy. A bit overcast here today but still warm considering we are half way through November.

This day as always brings us to Flutter By Wednesday at Danni´s Dreams and we have an open theme for you this week. Please remember you MUST include a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel in your creation.

A warm welcome to Pam, Kris and Karen whom have joined us today on the DT , be sure to pop by and say hi as these ladies are mega talented.

I am combining my card with Stamp Something - this wonderful sketch.
Secret Crafter Saturday with the theme of 4 Seasons or any 1 of them and
Basic Grey who have set the theme of Glitz and Bling.

For my card I have used the newly released "On Tiptoe" from Lili of the Valley and she was a dream to colour with my copics. Papers are Basic Grey Wisteria and flowers and brads from my stash.

Have a lovely day, I am off into town to get my hair done and do a wee bit shopping too.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Christmas Joy

Morning peeps, I hope the weather is being kind to you. Can´t believe Christmas is approaching as it does feel uncanny making cards for this festivity whilst the sun shines brightly.

The challenge this week at the Creative Card Crew has been set by GD Linda C and she has chosen the theme of Strings Attached so use strings/ fibers etc.

For my card I have followed the fabulous sketch from The Pixie Cottage, Secret Crafter Saturday have set the theme of Four Seasons, Cute Daisy May say Touchy touchy ... so us some Texture, Incy Wincy Designs and Lily-Boo Too have their challenge with the colour Purple..
I have coloured this gorgeous new WOJ image with my copics, raised her with 3d pads onto a bugged background. Papers are DCWV Rose-Tinted Christmas and fibers from my stash.

Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #23

Good morning my luvlies and what a glorious morning it is here. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is so blue and of a shade the teacher would tell you the sky never was rofl and the birds are chirping away so what else can a gal ask for on a Monday morning!

This week at Die Cut Dreams the challenge has been set by our lovely Vikki and she would love to see SANTA´s on your creations so is this not the perfect opportunity to get cracking with your Christmas cards?

My Santa is from a See D set, coloured with copics, added glamour dust and flowersoft - how I love this stuff and my nesties too. Papers are DCWV Christmas Wishes and snowflake from Spellbinders.

I hope this is the start of a wonderful week for you all, see you tomorrow. -x-

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lili of the Valley - Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and what an exciting day it is for Lili of the Valley . After a very successful launch at the NEC last week the brand new stamps are all now available to buy online!! But wait .... how would you fancy winning 6 brand new stamps of your choice ...... well read on and find out how you can win.

To celebrate the new stamps going on sale LOTV Challenge Blog are hosting a blog hop!! You should have arrived on my blog from Jacqui (aka cats whiskers) . If you didn't then just pop back to the challenge blog for the start of the hop.

To enter all you need to do is work your way through each of the links leaving a comment telling us your favourite LOTV stamp until you get back to the LOTV Valley Challenge Blog.

You will then need to create a link to the blog hop on your blog.

On the way around the hop each DT member will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make up a word, when re-arranged, which we will ask you for if your comment on the LOTV Challenge Blog is drawn by Random.Org as the winner of the 6 stamps.

We will e-mail the winner and if you respond with the correct word the stamps of your choice will be sent off to you.

Remember once you have done this you will be in the draw for not only ...............

A Lili of the Valley Stamp of your choice on each of the DT's blogs so you get lots of chances to win, but also be in the draw for the set of 6 stamps of your choice.

The Blog hop will be open until Wednesday 18th November

I have used one of the new images for my card ... Boys - Lazy Afternoon. All the stamps are incredible value at only £3.50each!

Struggling with male orientated cards is now a thing of the past for me, these stamps don´t you agree, just cry out to be used . I have followed the fabulous sketch Marcea designed special for this hop.

I have used copics and chalks, papers are Bloom n Grow, ribbon is from SU and the corner dies are Double Do.

So here is my letter for you all ......


Remember to write it down and collect all the letters from the other DT members.

You will now need to hop on over and visit Domi´s blog . Good luck everyone.

Thank You

Good morning peeps, hope you are all well - so hard to believe we are half way through yet another week so we really should be thankful ... and speaking of "Thankful" this is the theme for our new challenge at Flutter By Wednesday, we would love to see how you perceive this and remember you must have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation.
The Pink Elephant have set the theme to "Be Thankful" and this is what I am ... combining both these challenges.

I have used copics to colour my image, various punches for border, butterflies, flowers and leaves. Sentiment is from See D, ribbon from stash, nesties, and paper is K&Co.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Bet you had more bags from NEC

The challenge this week with the Creative Card Crew has been set by our lovely Donna and she would love to see some Doodling.
Nikki from Bunny Zoe´s Crafts is our sponsor and I do recommend you visit her on-line shop. I for one am a happy customer and can´t beleive her speedy service.

Copic Colour Challenge have set the theme to use R85, G02 and B02. This is my first time joining them and I do need all the help I can get wiv me copics.
Lili of the Valley have a Recipe of 3 Papers, 2 Stamps and 1 Embellishment.
I have coloured my image, yep with copics from challenge, and doodled for the first time too. Papers are Bloom and Grow, sentiment is a See D and flower from stash.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Another Christmas card

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and those of you fortunate enough to visit the NEC enjoyed more than a few of giggles.

There is a lovely sketch to follow this week at Die Cut Dreams designed by our very own Vikki and we would like to see your cards or projects with the theme of Snow .

Penny´s Challenges have set the theme of Winter and you must include glitter or sparkle and some ribbon.

I have coloured my image with copics and added lots of glamour dust. Paper is BG Eskimo Kisses and this gorgeous gold ribbon has been lovingly stroked for almost two years. I wonder if Bev has more of this hidden away, if she has I bet she has forgotten she has it rofl.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Fluttering By

Good morning peeps, hope you are all well. Ooh I am awful as this card should have been on my blog yesterday but you know what it´s like - life gets in the way at times but hey ho it is here at last.
Flutter By Wednesday has another open theme this week, only requirement as always is to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. We are delighted to have an uber talented and very sweet person as our Guest Designer this week and she is none other than the infamous Hidden Potential Vicki (basement stamper) and I would love for you to pop by her fabulous blog and say Hi from me too.

Lily-Boo Too have set the theme of Purple, Shapes and more want Borders and Frames, Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential say "In so many words", Susie´s Sassy Challenge have just launched today with the theme of Christmas and The Pixie Cottage Celebrate their 2nd challenge.
The sun is shining so brightly that it has made it difficult for me to get a good piccie. I have coloured my digi image with copics, glamour dusted her wings and used polar white flowersoft to her fur trims. I have popped her up with 3d pads onto the nestie. Papers are from Rose Tinted Christmas by DCWV, snowflakes are Provo Craft, ribbons and gems from my stash.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Ribbons & Gems

This week Sam has set the theme of Ribbons & Gems for the Creative Card Crew and we are kindly sponsored by Tracy from The Creative Cottage so be sure to check out the Challenge to see what this fabulous prize is.

I am combining my card with Anyone for Anya who want to see the colours of your national flag and as I am a resident of Spain I have used red and yellow.
Crafty Cardmakers theme is Stamp Something and The Pixie Cottage want you to Celebrate.

I have coloured Anya with copics, papers are Christmas Wishes from DCWV, pearls are Papermania and ribbons from my stash.


To qualify for this blog candy all you have to do is post this Pixie Cottage Candy on your blog and tell them on your blog which stamp is your favorite from the five showing and why.

My favourite has to be the penguins with candy cane, just look at their cute expressions.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Anyone for pudding?

I hope you have all had a spooktacular weekend, it was pretty grey and overcast here but the sun has got his hat on today.
This week´s challenge at Die Cut Dreams is Food and Drink so you can use either or both. You will find some amazing creations by my teamies and there is a fabulous prize this week for a two week Guest Designer spot for the last two weeks of November chosen by me so you gotta be in it to win it and I look forward to paying you a visit.

I am combining my card with The Pixie Cottage theme of Celebrate, La La Land ribbons, Little Paper Shop to use a digi plus a registered stamp and the Alphabet Challenge circles.

Digi Image is coloured with Copics, papers Eskimo Kisses, ribbon Joanna Sheen and sentiment from Cuddly Buddly.