Sunday, 29 August 2010

Up and Away....and OSAAT

My new release this week
is Up and Away they still have a mad sale on
so if your quick you
can grab a bargain!

The new challenge at OSAAT
is a colour combo or girlie
or if you feel like both!
Thanks Rebekah for
creating a lovely card using Clara Cupcake!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Our roof...normal service to resume shortly!

Still having a great birthday week -
appologies for lack of visits.
Normal service will resume shortly!
Tiles have at last arrived and we are after 10 weeks
getting our new roof.....
It will be lovely once finnished as Angus is
making a fabulous job.
You can see now the kids are back at school
we are at last getting some decent weather!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Poppy is 4 today!

It's Hope's best friends birthday today and
she is 4!
She is a huge fan of Hello Kitty.
Paperpieced with Basic Grey Urban Prairie
and lots of added bling!

I'll be back with the girls at Polkadooodles next week
- having my birthday week off!
Pop by it's the last week of the Letraset colouring
competition - you know you want those aquamarkers!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Milestone Birthdays/Anything goes......DT call

Over at C.R.A.F.T.
this week we are having a fun
Anything goes challenge!
I have made a 50th Birthday card using my image
Art Nouveau Roses.

Coloured with copics and Sakura
Basic Grey Green at Heart DP.
You could win my
Daisy Rubber Stamp this week.
Which are also avaiable from the
in Digi at SBS.
We are also having a DT call
so if you have ever fancied giving it a go let them know!
Several members of the Dt are moving on
including myself but I know we will all keep in touch
it's been a great team to work with!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Crafty Creations - recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 charm

This week at Crafty Creations Bernie
has set us a recipe challenge
to use
3 papers, 2 ribbons and a charm!
We welcome Mo Manning as our sponsor this week
I am a huge fan!
This is one of her very gorgeous images
that I have paper pieced.
3 papers - Basic Grey Green at heart
2 ribbons - yellow and orange from stash
charm- from local craft shop

Copics to colour skin & hair
Sakura for grass
Martha Stewart punch......

Come play at Crafty Creations!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Away partying.....

Thanks for all the lovely cards and e-mails..
I have reached the big 40 and I am
enjoying every minute so far.
Basically done loads of shopping broken
by major amounts of eating -
My kind of birthday!

Thought I'd share with you the beautiful necklace my
husband bought me....
Will have a card to share tomorrow!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

OSAAT and new release

My new release this week at Stitchy Bear Store is
another in the candyfloss tree style
but with some delicious cherries to eat!

I am also stepping in for cover at OSAAT
this week where the challenge is
to use shapes in you project -
I have gone for my favourite circular easel card.
Using the very cute Yin & Yang
by Purple Panda designs.

I have paperpieced using Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby range
and a little doodling.
I added a circle of little pandas to the inside of the card.

Come join the challenge at OSAAT and see all the fab creations from the DT!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Polkadoodles - Vintage

This week over at Polka Doodles Fliss
has challenged us to go vintage!
Fliss is a dab hand herself at this but I have to say
I felt a bit ignorant and went in search of some blogging inspiration.....
I have used imagery from All around and Everywhere CD
combined with some inking, grungeboard flourish,
screw head brad, rub on sentiment and a little faux stitching.
I have coloured the deer with some
of the lovely Aquamarkers from Letraset!
Many of the girls I know in blogland create fabulous
Vintage style projects but while reasearching I
came across the work of
some really amazing pieces of work.
Anyhow Blogland is a fantastic place to inspire
it's great to take time out and have a wander...
We still have our fantastic colouring competition
 on the go at Polkadoodles.
Perhaps you could combine the two
and add some colouring to your vintage project?
Wouldn't it be great to win this fabulous set of Aquamarkers!!!

I would also like to share this with
who are having a
Wendy Vecchi inspired challenge
(thats how I found her in the first place...)

Thursday, 19 August 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Sweeties photo inspiration

Yummy! Ei has some lovely sweeties as photo inspiration
this week at C.R.A.F.T.
As you may guess I went for the colours....
for my inspiration.
I have used my image
that was inspired by my blogging buddy Liz
(she's a bit of a Betty Boop nut)

We are thrilled to have Donna and her
Den of crafts back as sponsors...
Pop by she has lots of lovely goodies in store
including this weeks fab prize

Lovely papers to put you
in the festive spirit!
Do pop by C.R.A.F.T. and join
in the challenge - let us see your inspirational projects!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Butterflies at Crafty Creations

Jeanet has challenged us this week at
to use Butterflies on our projects!
I have used a pocket of posies DP from DCWV
my own Butterfly image
some tiny prima flowers and
some hand coloured butterflies.

We welcome back the fab

Come share with us at Crafty Creations!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Birds and Babies

For a friend to give her Mum
Birds and Babies image coloured with copics
with Basic Grey Dp - Green at heart
I have also used some alpha stickers
from the Green at Heart range.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

New releases and OSAAT

This week my new releases at
Over at OSAAT the challenge this week is
 a Pack A Punch challenge theme.
All you have to do is use a punch or punches on your project.
How easy is that? The winner of this challenge will receive any 3 stamps from

Thanks Shell for creating a beautiful card with my image holly!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Something old, something new , something borrowed and something blue

Something old, something new ,
something borrowed and something blue!
You can use one or all the qualities......
Something Old - Inspiration for my Art Nouveau rose heart image
Something New - The image I have doodled
Something borrowed- actually had to use some of the
 kids PVA as I have run out my stash....
Something blue - Velvet ribbon (well turquoise really )

Lots of lovely creations to inspire from the Dt.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Polkadoodles - Printing on Vellum/Acetate

Stacey has challenged us to add some
printed Vellum or Acetate this week at
Polka Doodles - I went for Vellum!
My first attempt with Aquamarkers from Letraset.
I love them, used a mixed technique of pens direct to image
and also applied to acrylic block then
lifted with a wet brush.
I have used imagery from the
All around and Everywhere Cd.
Remember we still have our fantastic Letraset
competition on the go at Polka Doodles.
You could win a complete set of Aquamarkers!!!!!!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

C.R.A.F.T. - Mini Beasts

This week at C.R.A.F.T. we are looking for your
Mini Beast projects
thats insects to you or me!
We once again welcome Craft Obsessions as sponsors
and the lucky winner can choose
6 promarkers (colours of their choice!)
Craft Obsessions have a fab sale on at the moment
well worth looking at and great bargains to be had!

I have use a memory frame from Craft Obsessions
Grungeboard, wire, beads(thanks Ei!),
leather die cut flowers
gem set brads
and H2O's

have fun.....and join us at C.R.A.F.T.
with your beastie projects!

I would also like to share this with the team at
they have a
Things with wings
challenge on the go.....
Some amazing work from the Dt
well worth a visit.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Crafty Creations - Winged things - Z fold....

Our sponsor this week at Crafty Creations
and I love this fun duck image!
At this point I have to fess up.
My Z fold card went a bit Wonky Donky
and is now a W fold
we all have our off days.....
I paper pieced the image and added
some scraps (crown and cakes)
from IKEA of all places!
Actually the papers are IKEA as well.

Come say hi to the new members of the DT
and see all the fab projects this week.......

Monday, 9 August 2010

Donnas Den of Crafts - Something Sweet....

A Baby Boy card which I think is perfect
for the challenge at
Something Sweet!
How sweet is that wonderful image by

Sunday, 8 August 2010

OSAAT - Mystical Challenge

I am helping out at OSAAT this week
and I loved using this wonderful digi
by Beary Dust Love Fairy
Coloured with copics and Sakura
DP is DCWV - Pocket full of Posies
Quote - "People only see what they are prepared to see"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I thought this was quite appropriate for the image
and the challenge which is
Pop over to OSAAT to see all the DT fabulous
creations this week. There are
loads of changes ahead and lots more creators and
DT members to visit!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

New Releases and a card......

Basic Grey Dp and my Art Nouveau Vase 2
one of last weeks new images coloured
with copics and Sakura.
For a friends Gran's 94th Birthday.
Kept it very simple.....
My new releases this week at Stitchy Bear Stamps
aptly named by my brother Angus.
Hope said my sheep looked like a tree......
We have lots of new Designers on board at
Pop by and have a wee look!