31 May 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge #11

Good morning

It's time for a new Teddy Bo Challenge but before I tell you the details I have some news to share .... Firstly I am pleased to say our talented guest designers Bev and Tab are joining us permanently and secondly Gayle wants to expand the design team so is holding a DT Call :-)  So if you would like to be considered for the design team all you need to do is enter the current challenge and add DT to your name ... simples!

Now moving onto the challenge ... this time we want to see your 'Shaped Cards' ... no squares or rectangles allowed!  We are sponsored by the lovely Lynne at Crafts 4 You and the prize for the winner is 3 sets of digital sentiments plus 3 Teddy Bo digi stamps with the runners up each getting a Teddy Bo digi stamp of their choice.

A few weeks ago I bought a selection of shaped card blanks from Which Craft UK and decided to use one of the Double Concertina Step Cards for today's card.  There are several different designs which I think are reasonably priced at £6.99 for 10 Pre-Cut and Scored Cards and Envelopes.  The P&P was also very reasonable and very quick delivery.  I know I could probably make one of these from scratch with a bit of measuring, scoring and cutting but I like an easy life lol!
Papers ~ Doodlebug Designs 'Berry Blue' & Wild Rose Studio 'Polka Dots'
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Swirl ~ Magnolia die cut


Little Claire's ~ Shaped Cards
Phindy's Place ~ Summer Living
Cooking It Up With Katie ~ Swirly, Sentimental, Sunshine
Creative Craft World ~ Use 3 or more flowers

This week's NEW images available at Teddy Bo

28 May 2011

A Gem of a Challenge #22

Good morning

Thank you to everyone who left birthday messages for Chloe on Thursday.  She had a great day :-)

Today I am pleased to be sharing my first DT card for A Gem of a Challenge :-) This fortnight Rebekah is hosting the challenge and she has designed this fab sketch.  The prize for one lucky winner is 2 Polymer OR 6 Digi images from Pink Gem Designs.

For my card I have used this sweet bee image from the Just Buzzin' A6 Stamp Set which has 2 cute bee images and a selection of sentiments. 

Papers ~ Craft Creations
Sentiment ~ Above Stamp Set
Flowers ~ X-Cut Punches
Rhinestones ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon ~ Papermania


Penny's ~ Here Comes Summer
ASFOS ~ Things with Wings
I have used the diagnonal line ... Punches/Die Cuts, Flowers & Ribbon)
Stamp Something ~ Sentimental Somethings

Just to let you know Pink Gem Designs has a sale on over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend ... 25% off all full price polymer stamps and full range of digi products.  This discount will end at 8.00 am (UK time) on Tuesday 31st May.

Hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend :-)

26 May 2011

♥ Happy 11th Birthday Chloe ♥

Good morning

Today my gorgeous girl is celebrating her 11th birthday :-)  In a blink of an eye the years have flown by ... I can hardly believe it was over a decade ago that I first became a mum to a sweet baby girl who in just a few months time will be starting high school!

Chloe has always loved Tatty Teddy and when she saw the stamps she asked if I would make her a Tatty Teddy card for her birthday.  Well seeing as I also love these cute bears I was happy to oblige lol!

Image ~ Tatty Teddy 'Stacks of Presents'
Papers ~ Craft Creations 'Turquoise Gingham' and Magnolia 'Butterfly Dreams'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Lace & Seam Binding ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Filigree Corner ~ Ebay
Doily ~ Craft Show


Stamptacular ~ BEARnecessities
House of Gilli ~ Flowers
Stamps & Fun ~ Flower Power
CES ~ Embellish It!
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Favourite Colours
(Pink and Aqua)
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Cute and Cuddly

 Right that's all folks ... work for me today!

Thank you for looking and for all the lovely comments you leave me ... they really are most appreciated :-)

17 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday & Challenge #10

Good morning

It's Teddy Bo Tuesday again so that means the lovely Gayle has released more adorable images of our cute & cuddly friends over at Teddy Bo's store.

It's also time for another Teddy Bo Challenge and this time it is 'TEDDY BO ONLY'.  No Bea's allowed!  Poor Bea is throwing her toys out of the pram as I type lol!

Our sponsor is Bearly Mine Designs and the prize for the overall winner is a £10 gift voucher and 3 graphics from the Teddy Bo & Co store with the runners up choosing a free graphic also.

It's my cousin's 40th birthday on Friday and as he supports Norwich City FC I decided to use "Football King" and colour him in yellow & green ... Norwich City colours.  The 40 was cut on my Cricut Imagine using the 'BLAST OFF' cartridge.
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards Die Cut

Ooh La La ~ Fancy Folds
Stamps R Us ~ Goin' Digital
Crafty Creations ~ Anything Goes

That's all from me .... school run is calling!

15 May 2011

Pink Gem DT News

Good morning

Just a quick post because I have lots of housework to catch up on today.  Chloe and Jamie also want me to take them into town this afternoon to spend the money my mum and nan gave them for Easter.  I am surprised it hasn't burnt a hole in their pockets before now lol!

I have some exciting news to share ... On Friday when I got home from work I was most surprised to see I had an email from Janet at Pink Gem Designs asking if I would like to join her design team.  Well seeing as I love Janet's designs it would have been rude to say no lol!  I am so looking forward to being part of such a lovely team :-)

Well that's all from me ... housework is calling!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend :-)

10 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday

Good morning

It's Teddy Bo Tuesday and once again Gayle has been busy and has come up with some more super cute NEW images which are available now at Teddy Bo's Store

For my card I have used this cute image of Bea and her sweet friend "little 'ickle elefunt" TEDDYBOBEA_035
* Card Recipe *
Papers ~ Magnolia & Craft Creations

My new stash is the cute image and Magnolia design paper
The Crazy Challenge ~ Anything goes
Lexi's Creations ~ Friendship

My Teddy Bo team mate Colette is celebrating a very special birthday ... in the words of her grandson she is going to be 'half of a hundred' lol!  To mark the occasion Colette is offering some birthday candy.  How FAB is that bag ... not sure why I am telling you all really because I so want to win it lol!

So if you would like the chance to win you need to pop over to Colette's blog and why not check out her fab work while you are there :-)

9 May 2011

Guest Cupcake 'Gingham & Roses'

Good morning

I have some exciting news to share today ... I am the Guest Cupcake this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge :-)

A few weeks ago I entered the 'Choose the Challenge Competition' where you get to pick a theme and be the Guest Designer for that week.  I was most surprised when Faye emailed me say Mr Random Org had picked my name and was I still interested in being a Guest Cupcake :-)

So the challenge theme I have chosen is 'Gingham & Roses' ... 2 of my fav things :-)

Image ~ Lili of the Valley Die Cut
Papers ~ Mariane Design 'Eline's Babies Blue'
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards Die Cut
Lace ~ From local haberdashery
Flowers ~ All from Wild Orchid Crafts with the exception of the large pink rose
which is from Crafty Emma's Store 


Lili of the Valley ~ Animal antics
Craft your Passion ~ Check it out!
For Fun ~ Lots of Flowers

Must dash ... Chloe has her Year 6 SATS tests this week and is worried she is going to be late for school. 

8 May 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge DT Card

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.  We had a light rain shower here this morning but it's fine and dry again now.  To be honest as much as I love the sunshine we are really in need of rain in this part of the UK.

A new challenge has been set at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  It is Caroline's turn to set the challenge and because it's her dad's birthday this month and they call him Ted the challenge is Teddy Bears.

Our sponsor is The Stamp Fairy who are offering a $9 gift certificate for one lucky winner.

There are a few changes over at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  Sadly due to other committments Liz and Pauline have decided to step down from the team.  Also I have decided to step down from running the challenge. However, I am pleased to say Lynne has kindly agreed to take over from me :-) I am not leaving the design team completely just handing over the running to Lynne.

Image ~ The Stamp Fairy Linda Ballet
Papers ~ Forever Friends 'Pink Parfait'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs


Secret Crafter ~ Dust off your stash
(old neglected papers)
Stamp Something ~ May Digi Day
My Mum's Craft Shop ~ Cute & Girly
Bee Crafty ~ Birthday for little ones
CYDA ~ Music and/or Dance
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Lots of flowers
Sweet Stampin ~ Childhood Memories
Ladybug Crafts ~ Going Dotty
Papertake ~ Anything Goes

3 May 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday & Challenge #9

Good Morning

Hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend and the Royal Wedding on Friday :-)  Kate looked absolutely stunning and appeared so calm and carefree throughout the day.  I am sure Kate is going to be every bit the people's princess.  I bet it was an amazing day for anyone who travelled to London ... the sun was shining and everyone was in good spirits.  A perfect day :-)

The weather was lovely here in Norfolk again this weekend.  Chloe was camping with the Guides so she had a great time doing lots of outdoor activities!

Right let's move onto my card and Teddy Bo news.  It's Teddy Bo Tuesday so Gayle has released some NEW adorably cute Bea and Bo images :-)

It's also time for a new challenge and this time we want to see your Easel Cards.  Our sponsor is the lovely Lynne at Sentiments 4 You and the prize for one lucky winner is a $10 gift certificate.

Here's my card using the adorable 'Lazy Days' Bo.

Papers ~ Docrafts 'Me to You'
Flowers ~ Roses, Cherry Blossom & Sweetheart Blossoms all available from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls ~ Prima
Ribbon ~ Stash

By The Cute and Girly ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley ~ Flowers
Charisma Cardz ~ April Showers/May Flowers
Craft Us Crazy ~ Mother's Day and/or Flowers
Little Miss Muffet ~ Die Cuts or Punches

That's all from me ...Got to link up and then it's time to get Chloe and Jamie sorted for school!