28 Feb 2011

Stylish Blogger Award :-)

Good morning

Typical!  Following on from yesterday's post when I was saying what a lovely spring day we were having it's back to being cold, wet and dreary today.  To top it off my OH has kindly passed his cold onto me so I am not feeling too great today :-(  Oh well things could be much worse so enough of my moaning!

I am honoured to have received the Stylish Blogger Award from 2 lovely ladies ... Edna and Leann :-) 

Here are the requirements:

1)  I have to thank the person who presented me with the award ~ Thank you Edna and Leann xx

2)  I have to pass it on to 8 other bloggers.

3)  I then have to tell you 8 things about myself ~ this is the bit I don't like lol!

I would like to pass this award onto the following:

8 things about me!

1. I don't have a sweet tooth.

2. I have a phobia of rats.

3. I would love to live in a seaside town.

4. I have worked for the NHS for 17 years.

5. I have a OCD habit of checking things are turned off several times before leaving the house.

6. I'm a nail biter.

7. I love wearing jeans.

8. I have a beautiful border collie called Jake.  He was my dad's dog but came to live with us 2 years ago when my dad died. 

That's all from me!  The children are back to school today so I really need to do some housework!
27 Feb 2011

Spring Chloe

Good afternoon

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  Spring has certainly sprung in Norfolk today!  It is a little chilly but the sun is shining and a few spring flowers have popped up in the garden :-) 

The weather has certainly inspired me today because I have made a card using the sweet 'Spring Chloe' from Pink Gem Designs and the papers are Forever Friends 'Spring Time'.  I love the papers in this pack so expect to see more cards using them in the next few weeks :-)


Pink Gem ~ Buttons, Brads, Beads, Bows ...
I have used brads and sweet Chloe has bows in her hair :-)
Creative Inspirations ~ Stripes
Dream Valley ~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft ~ Spring Flowers
Sweet Stampin ~ Oh So Girly
Stamp Something ~ Something with Flowers
Bunny Zoe's ~ Spring Flowers
CRAFT ~ Colour Palette

That's all from me, now going to sort something out for tea. 

Enjoy what's left of the weekend!

22 Feb 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge #4 ~ Duck Egg Blue & Brown

Good morning

Hope you are all well and those of you with children are surviving the half term holiday lol!  Chloe has gone away for a few days with the Guides so it's a little quiet because I only have Jamie at home. 
Anyway it's time for another Teddy Bo Challenge and this time the lovely Tammy has set us a colour challenge of

Duck Egg Blue & Brown ... her fav colours :-)

The prize for one lucky winner is

The Teddy Bo Ten (10 images!) 

Image ~ 'Puppy Love'
Papers ~ GCD Studios 'Ella Blue' and Wild Rose Studio 'Candy Floss'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Flowers ~ Prima Hydrangeas
Ribbon ~ Eastern Treasures
Ribbon Slider & Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly ~ Martha Stewart Punch


Fuzzy Wuzzy ~ Birthday Wishes
ASFOS ~ Birthday Wishes
The Creative Cottage ~ Fabulous Florals
Totally Papercrafts ~ Do it with Digi's
Sir Stampalot ~ All Creatures Great and Small

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments ... they really are most appreciated :-) x
15 Feb 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday Valentine Treat

Good Morning

Teddy Bo was VERY romantic yesterday so Teddy Bea has allowed him to have a 24 hour sale today.....so starting NOW... for every 3 graphics you buy you will receive 2 FREE ... one of them you can choose and one Bo will choose.

When you're paying through Paypal there is a box for you to leave comments...please put YOUR choice of graphic and Bo will take care of the rest.

If you click on the picture below it will take you to Teddy Bo's online store.


I have received the 'Leibster Blog' award from 2 lovely blogging friends, Marianne and Cazza! Thank you ladies :-) xx

In return for accepting this award I am asked to:

1)  Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to their blog

2)  Create a post where you post the 'Leibster Blog' image.

3)  Choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post.
That's all from me.  Now off to paint some toilet roll tubes with gold paint!  Chloe is making a Hindu temple model for a school project so I said I would put the first coat of paint on for her today because it takes a couple of hours to dry. 
12 Feb 2011

♥ Be My Valentine ♥

Good evening

I made this card this morning but haven't had a chance to post it until now because I popped over to see my mum and nan this afternoon.  I am giving this card to Chris for Valentine's Day.  I decided to make a CAS card because Chris is always telling me 'less is more' where cards are concerned so hope he likes it!

Image ~ Penny Black ' Absolutely Silly about You'
Papers ~ Forever Friends 'Cosy Christmas' (spotty) and Popcorn the Bear 'Romance' CD (hearts)
Pearl hearts ~ Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment ~ Cat's Life Press (Crafty Emma's Store)


One Stop Craft ~ Love is in the Air, ASFOS ~ Let's see some Love, Papertake ~ Have a Heart,
Stamp Something ~ For your Valentine, Cards for Men ~ Valentine/Love, CES ~ Cute and Cuddly,
Oldie But A Goodie ~ Add a Heart, 2 Sisters ~ Hearts, By The Cute and Girly ~ Red is all around us,
CRAFT ~ Valentine, Crafts and Me ~ It's Red, Crafty Cardmakers ~ Hearts, SFTW ~ Valentine
Crafty Catz ~ Valentine/Love, , Totally Gorjuss ~ Love, Totally Papercrafts ~ CAS

Thats all from me .... thank you so much for stopping by and hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
8 Feb 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge #3 ~ In the Pink

Good morning

Can you believe that it's time for a new challenge at Teddy Bo!  This fortnight the we want to see your 'Pink' cards using those adorable bears ... Bea and Bo.  I love pink so this challenge was right up my street :-)  Our sponsor for this challenge is Bearly Mine Designs and the lovely Donna is offering the winner 2 digi sets of their choice :-)

Image ~ Bea Swing
Papers ~ Marianne Design 'Eline's Babies Pink'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Leaves ~ Magnolia die
Pearls ~ Stash
Pearl Stamens ~ Crafty Emma's Store


Creative Inspirations ~ Sketch,
Totally Papercrafts ~ Friendship,
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything goes,
Pear Tree Designs ~ Free for all,
Paper Play ~ Stamp it out,
2 Sisters ~ The world is our oyster (pearls),
Sweet Stampin ~ Spring flowers,
I ♥ Promakers ~ Anything goes
5 Feb 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ ♥ Love ♥

Good morning

I am an early bird today ... have been up since 4.30 am!  The wind woke me up and then I couldn't get back to sleep so decided to get up and catch up with a few jobs.

It's the first Saturday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month it was Ruth's choice and she has chosen 'Love'.  Our sponsor is the fabulous Squiggle Stamps and the prize is a £15 gift voucher.  The design team were very lucky to be provided with some digi images and I have used Fairy Wishes.

Image ~ Fairy Wishes
Papers ~ Imaginisce 'Perfectly Posh'
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Flowers ~ Stash
Pearl heart gems ~ Crafty Emma's Store 


Top Tip Tuesday ~ Anything girly
Creative Craft ~ Hearts & Flowers
Stamp Something ~ Digi
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days ~ Romance
Papertake ~ Anything goes + Flowers
Do It With Digi's ~ Valentines
Simon Says Stamp ~ Love is in the air
Flutter By Wednesday's ~ Anything goes

Just thought I would let you all know that my teamie Jenni has started a new challenge Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge and the theme for their very first challenge is Romance :-)  Why not pop over and take a look.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :-)
1 Feb 2011

Crafter's Companion February Challenge and other news!

Good morning

I have lots to share with you today so this is a rather long post!  Hope I don't bore you all too much lol!

First on the agenda is my DT card for Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.  The theme for February is 'Romance' so we would love to see your 'Love' themed cards.  Remember it is not necessary to use Crafter's Companion products on your entry, but those who do will be entered twice into the candy draw.  Once again the lovely Sara has kindly dontated a £30 Gift Voucher for the Crafters Companion Website for one lucky entry chosen at random.

 I decided to use this sweet image from the SWALK Volume 1 collection.  The sentiment that comes with the stamp reads 'My tummy tickles thinking of you' ... aww so sweet :-)

Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Lace & Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts


Crafts and Me ~ Monochrome, Creative Inspirations ~ Love, Stamptacular ~ Whateva, Stampavie and More ~ Love, Totally Gorjuss ~ As you like it, Delightful Challenges ~ Have a heart, Bunny Zoe's ~ Love is in the air, Craft your Passion ~ Bling on your love, Kaboodle Doodles ~ Monochromatic, Simply Create ~ Give your heart away, Charisma ~ Love, Little Red Wagon ~ Lace

Next up is Teddy Bo news!  Just thought I would let you know that some NEW incredibly cute images of  Bo & Bea are now available at Teddy Bo & Co.  Also you still have 4 days to enter the 'Seeing Double' Teddy Bo Challenge ... Hope you can join us because we love to see your cards featuring the adorable Bo and Bea :-)

Finally thank you to everyone who joined in the fun with my 'Charity Shop Bargains Competition'.  I have added up the price labels on the stamps and if I had bought the stamps new  I would have paid £67.20!  The person whose guess was the closest was Julye at £68.00.  Well done Julye ... Please email me christopherthompson622@btinternet.com with your address details and I will pop some goodies in the post ASAP.

Well I am pleased to say that's all from me today!