30 Oct 2010

Happy Halloween

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I am going shopping with my mum for the day which will be nice and then tomorrow the children will be busy preparing for halloween (pumpkins, costumes etc). 

I got up early this morning to finish Jamie's halloween card.  Most things on this card are from the Echo Park 'Happy Halloween' kit.  The image is a CC Designs stamp 'Halloween Hansel'.  The bats and ghost were sent to me by the lovely Jayne at Crafty Feeling in a pack of halloween die cuts.


Anyone for Anya ~ Halloween
Crafty Catz ~ Halloween
Pear Tree Designs ~ Halloween
M.A.W.T.T ~ Card for a Child

Now going to have a quick cuppa and then off to meet my mum.

Hope you have a great weekend!
26 Oct 2010

Have a Monster Birthday and Music Saves My Soul

Good morning

Hope you are all well on this chilly autumn morning.  I won't have much time for crafting this week because it's half term and the children are at home.  We are going to do some baking later and then take Jake (our border collie) for a long walk. 

Yesterday afternoon Jamie was amusing himself on the Playstation and Chloe was on her laptop so I had a couple of hours to make a card for Claire's son, Daniel, who is celebrating his 13th Birthday on 7th November.  Daniel suffers from Asperger's which means he struggles to socialise and interact with others.  He doesn't have parties so Claire has put a request on her blog asking if people would send Daniel a card to help make his birthday special.

Image ~ Pink Gem Designs 'Iggy'
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Oliver'
Stars ~ Cuttlebug dies
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards


Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge ~ Anything Goes

I am also playing along with Marcea's 'Music Saves My Soul'.  The song i'm posting is Candyman by Christina Aguilera.  This is just sooo catchy and such a feel good song.  I will be singing it all day now lol!

23 Oct 2010

SWALK Grandpa

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  The weather is awful here today.  We are meant to be going out for the day so hopefully it might brighten up later. 

The challenge this week at Cupcake Craft is Boys and their Toys so I thought I would enter this card which uses one of the new Crafter's Companion SWALK stamps.  The image and sentiment are from the stamp plate and the backing paper is printed from the CD. 

Just a quick post today because I am now going to have a cup of tea and a bacon butty :o)

Hope you have a great weekend!
22 Oct 2010

Candy Winner!

Good Evening

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who sent me birthday cards and crafty goodies :o) I will email you all personally later this evening.  I had a lovely birthday and got lots of lovely cards and presents from my family and friends. I was very spoilt this year because Chris and the children bought me a very smart mobile phone and my mum gave me £200 to go towards a Cricut machine :o)

Now for the winner of my birthday candy which was kindly sponsored by Lili of the Valley

So the winner (chosen at random) of the £20 voucher is .............

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 110

Result: 62

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Congratulations Mandy!  Please email me to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

21 Oct 2010

Birthday Blog Candy ~ Sponsored by Lili of the Valley :o)

This candy is now closed.  The winner will be announced tomorrow evening.

Good evening

It's my birthday on 21st October and I thought it would be nice to give away some candy to celebrate :o)  I therefore contacted Laila and Lisa at Lili of the Valley asking if I could purchase a gift voucher.  Well I am delighted to say the lovely Lisa at Lili of the Valley emailed me back saying they would sponsor my birthday candy :o)  How fab is that!

So if you would like the chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at Lili of the Valley all you have to do is:

1)  Leave a link to your blog

2)  Post the above picture linking back to my candy in your sidebar

3)  It is not necessary to become a follower of my blog to enter but if you would like to that would be great :o)

The winner will be announced on Friday 22nd October.

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 4

Good morning

It's Day 4 of the SWALK sneak peeks! One more day until the new collection is launched on Create & Craft :o)  Just in case your interested here are the show times

22nd October @ 12pm on Create & Craft

23rd October @ 8am on Create & Craft

24th October @ 2pm Ideal World

25th October @ 8am Create & Craft

26th October @ 8am Create & Craft

Today's card uses the Groovy Granny stamp!

The papers are from the CD and I have just added some flowers and a few pearls from my stash.

Don't forget to join in with the Blog Hop to be in with a chance of winning A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!

20 Oct 2010

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 3

Good morning

It's Day 3 of the SWALK sneak peeks!  Today's card uses the Mum stamp and the sentiment that accompanies the stamp reads

Mum ... You're the Best!

I have just used the 'Mum' part of the sentiment leaving the inside for a  message (i.e You're special, Thanks for all you do etc)

The papers are from the CD and I have just added a few pearls and some ribbon from my stash.  The double bow was made on my Bow-Easy which are in stock at Bunny Zoe Crafts for just £4.95.

Don't forget to join in with the Blog Hop to be in with a chance of winning A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!

I will be back in the morning with another sneak peek :o)

19 Oct 2010

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 2

Good morning

Here is my second sneak peek using the new Crafter's Companion SWALK stamps and CD which are being launched this Friday 22nd October.  The images are so sweet and a joy to colour and the CD contains a fab selection of digi papers, borders, flowers, inserts and more.

How sweet is this little girl looking lovingly at her dad.  The sentiment with this stamp reads

Dad ... You're the Best

This image is perfect for Birthdays and Father's Day or simply to let your dad know he is the best! 

The DT were also lucky to be given some new card to use, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 216gsm, which is perfect for Promarkers and Copics. It is available now from the Crafter's Companion website and costs just £3.99 for 20 sheets or 3 packs for £10. 

This week Crafter's Companion are celebrating their 5th birthday so there are lots of special offers ~ check out the website for all the details!

Don't forget to join in with our SWALK Blog Hop for the chance to win A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!  The first stop on the hop is Jacqui.
18 Oct 2010

Crafters Companion Blog Hop

Good morning

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the New SWALK Collection.

If you have landed here from Leann's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.  If not then you need to hop over to Jacqui's blog to begin.

Our DT have had a great time creating with the New SWALK Collection from Crafter's Companion and to celebrate the launch of this stunning new collection on Friday 22nd October we have decided to give you a chance to see some sneak peeks and also the chance of winning a fabulous prize:


All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and leave your link on Mr Linky on the Crafter's Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog which is your last stop on the hop.  Along the way you will notice that each blog will give you a letter, make a note of these as they will make a word which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on Friday 22nd October .


Image ~ Crafter's Companion SWALK stamp 
Papers ~ Crafter's Companion SWALK 2 CD
Flowers ~ Mulberry Crafts

My letter is R and your next port of call is Marcea

Thanks for taking part in the Crafters Companion SWALK 2 Blog Hop.

16 Oct 2010

Another Sneak Peek

Good morning

Hope you are all well on this chilly autumn morning. 

Today I am sharing another card using Sheena's new stamp range 'A Little Bit Sketchy' which is being launched on Create & Craft this Tuesday at 8 am and 12 noon. 

Just a quick post today because I need to crack on with some DT work this morning because we are going out for lunch later.

Hope you all have a great weekend :o)
14 Oct 2010

Sheena Douglass 'A Little Bit Sketchy' Sneak Peek

Good evening

Sheena Douglass is launching another new stamp range 'A Little Bit Sketchy' on Tuesday 19th at 8am and 12 noon on Create & Craft.  There are 6 stamp plates in total which are A6 size and will be available on TV in 2 sets of 3!  

Here is my first sneak peek. 

I will be showing more sneak peeks over the next few days.

12 Oct 2010

Halloween Tilda

Good afternoon

It's another lovely sunny day here today.  My son is having a friend from school round tonight so hope the weather stays nice so they can play outisde for a while before tea.  It's been a bit quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks but I have been busy with DT work.  All will be revealed in the next couple of weeks :o)  Yesterday I decided to have a break from my DT projects and made a Halloween card using this cute Tilda image.  I think she is from last year's Halloween collection but is new to me.

Image ~ Tilda with Pumpkins
Papers ~ Echo Park 'Happy Halloween' kit
Sentiment ~ Sticker from above kit
Flowers ~ Crafty Feeling and Papermania
Leaves ~ Not sure


Totally Tilda ~ Halloween Special
Simon Says Stamp ~ Halloween
Cupcake Craft ~ Scary Creatures
Everybody Art ~ Halloween
Fussy and Fancy ~ Halloween
Pocket Full of Posies ~ Autumn Leaves
Let's Ink It Up ~ Halloween colours

That's all from me.  Need to do a little housework and then back to the DT work. 

5 Oct 2010

Oldie But A Goodie ~ All Creatures Great and Small

Good morning

Thank you to everyone who left me such lovely comments on my last post.  They really mean a lot to me :o)

The challenge at Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight has been set by the lovely Tracy and she has chosen 'All Creatures Great and Small' (your main image has to be an animal).  Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were last week's winner or one of my Top 3

This is another CAS card which is unusual for me.  As much as I wanted to add flowers they really didn't look right.

Image ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Milton with Flowers'
Papers ~ Kars Country Rose
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

I am also entering this card into the Teddy Stampers challenge which is BEAR acrostic.

B is for Bear/Birthday/Border
E is for Envelope
A is for Animal
R is for Roses

I am going to watch Jamie's harvest festival this morning which will be lovely.  I love autumn and always loved harvest festival when I was at school :o) 
2 Oct 2010

Last Sneak Peak :o)

Good morning

Today I am showing you my last sneak peak using Sheena's new stamp range which is being launced today.  The beautiful image on this card is from one of the 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely' stamp plates and was one of my favs to colour. 

For this card I wanted the image to be the main focal point so decided to use one of my Cuttlebug folders for the background instead of papers.  I added just a little detail with the pearls and punched border using my favourite MS punch :o)

For My Dad

17/11/1947 - 2/10/2008

It's a sad day for me because it's two years ago that we lost my dearly loved dad.  He was only 60 and unfortunately suffered a stroke which he never recovered from.  I found this verse on the internet and it summed up my feelings about my dad so thought I would post it on here.

What we'd give if we could say,
'Hello Dad' in the same old way;
To hear your voice, and see your smile,
To sit with you and chat awhile,

So if you who have a father,
Cherish him with care,
For you'll never know the heartache,
Till you see his vacant chair.

Love and miss you always Dad xx

Hope you don't mind me posting about this but I still miss my dad as much as I did two years ago and couldn't let today pass without mentioning him.

Hope you all have a great weekend :o)
1 Oct 2010

Crafters Companion & Crafty Calendar DT cards

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Jamie's school is having a staff training day so I have today off work and I have two DT cards to share with you :o)

First up is my card for the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge. This month we have one of Bev's fab sketches and the theme is 'Untraditional Christmas'. 

I decided to use this sweet image from the Crafters Companion Adorables Christmas Collection 'Playing' stamp set.  The images in this collection are gorgeous and can be seen here.

Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'
Ribbon ~ Papermania 'Classic Christmas
Snowflakes ~ MS punch and Marianne die cuts
Pearl brads ~ The Hobby House
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ LOTV


Creative Inspirations ~ Christmas in September
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Snowflakes in September
The Crafty Pad ~ Christmas Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss ~ Christmas
Charisma Cardz ~ Christmas Crafting

Next up is my Crafty Calendar Challenge card. This month is extra special because it's our First Birthday and to celebrate we have 12 fantastic sponsors.

The theme this month is Birthdays and the optional extra is 'Autumn Colours'. It isn't compulsory to include the optional extra but it would be great if you can :o) 

Hope you can find time to join in with our birthday celebrations!

Image ~ Tilda
Papers ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Flower ~ Prima 'Ameruse Duchess'
Leaves ~ Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon ~ Stash
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ LOTV


Stamptacular ~ Colours of Fall
Craftalicious ~ Harvest Festival/Autum
Tuesday Taggers ~ Here Comes Autumn
(Tuesday Taggers is sponsored by The Craft Barn)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Sketch
Creative Card Crew ~ Bloomin' Marvellous
Simon Says Stamp ~ It's Autumn (photo inspiration)

I will be back tomorrow with my last sneak peek using Sheena's new stamp range which is being launched tomorrow morning :o)