Sunday, 30 October 2011

Off to the SECC......

I am sooooo excited
as I am off to the Hobbycraft show
at the SECC today
to meet a friend and have a good old nosey!

Will try to keep the finances in check
but may get some early
Christmas shopping done.

Just sharing a baby boy card
I made this week.
Love these papers by Prima
and that lovely teddy image
(can't remember by who at the mo  -
will check it out!)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Polkadoodles - time flies - A Magical world.....

Life sometimes just doesn't have that enough of that
added Magical element. At these times its very important
to daydream and should be compulsory I personally feel.
Not too much mind but in moderation daydreaming is a great thing!

Anyway this said my challenge at Polka doodles
this week is "A Magical world" -  Magic/Fantasy.

It's stashbox stamps week so I have used
the very lovely Leanne Ellis Time flies stamp
available from Sugar Nellie.

All other elements are Polka doodles.
Papers/sentiment from the new Pretty Sweey cd,
tree and window from A Double sprinkle of Kraft.

Tree is printed on Safmat by Letraset.
The stitching which co-ordinates with
the promarker colours used has been
achieved with a super fine nib
(I love these detachable nibs - brilliant)

Image paperpieced with additional clock
 from stamp cut out as embellishments.

All the team have done my challenge proud
and there are LOADS of projects
this week to feast your eyes upon
from lots of new team members!
Pop by Polka Doodles and have a wee look!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Spooktacular Sale at SBS......


Pop over to SBDS and have a wee look about!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Crafty Creations....Autumn Leaves

Jaime has challenged us this week
to use Autumn Leaves for our inspiration.

I have made a thankyou card
using my Sympathy cross image
with the wording removed.

One lucky winner this week at
will win a lovely rubber stamp from

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fancy Dress photo's...especially for you Mum!

 Ooooo what fun was had!

Me and the kids.....

Jen (Angus's girlfriend)

Angus (Asterix) all homemade!

Reuben and I
(Rocker and Caribean pirate)

Caleb (dont you love the wig!) - Jacob - Hope
Caveman - Jedi - Hello Kitty ballerina!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Jacob and Fancy Dress.....

Jacob is a big Moshi Monster fan
so he loved his card !

Below is the candle from yesterday
 in it's true setting.
We are off to Jen's 30th party
this evening and its fancy dress
who knows there may be photo's to follow!

This is our donation to the food for the evening
lots of chocolate...can't beat that.

Hope is very pleased to be well
enough to go. She is going as Hello Kitty
ballerina, Caleb is captain caveman,
Jacob is a Jedi, I'm Carribean pirate,
Reuben is a Rocker and Angus is Astrix.

My Brother true to form has outdone himself
on his this space!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Polka Doodles...Ooooooo an awfully good download!

This had to be a quicky!
As many of you know my smallest child Hope
has been pretty poorly this week.

this week I have created
an ornamental candle.

This isn't one for burning as I
have used Safmat but I wan't to keep it
so all is well.......
I have coloured this time with Sakura.

Pop over to Polka Doodles
to see the fab images used on my project.

Also to welcome all my new
team mates - our
numbers have somewhat swollen.
What an amazing amount
of talented, creative peeps out there.....

Hope seems a bit brighter.
I have my fingers crossed as my oldest
Jacob is nine today (where does the time go!)
so hopefully we will be able to celebrate!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Crafty Creations - Christmas Birthday

Sorry I am running late today. Hope has been ill all night and
am still clearing up the mayhem. She's a poor wee soul today.

Donna has set the challenge this week at Crafty Creations
and it is to create a Christmas Birthday card.

My friend Alison has her birthday just a few days
before Christmas
so it's good to get ahead!

I have used a wonderful image
Coloured with promarkers and Sakura highlights.
I have added some recycled ribbon from
a stationery box.
Wonderful K&Co sticky snowflakes
and some snowflake sequins
with sticky gem centres.

Come join the challenge at

And you could win
a $10 gift certificate for paper and such
which we are thrilled to welcome as this weeks sponsor.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Happy 30th Jen

This is for my brother's
girlfriend who turns 30 today!
She is a wonderful person
and is very special to all of us!
My kids adore her.

I have used Basic Grey dps.
Image from  Solocosmo  coloured with Promarkers.
 Marianne Design and Nellie Snellen
dies used to create birds
and floral tops to box sides.
Sticky gems, ribbon from stash
and Prima flowers.

I'd like to share this with
Daring cardmakers - A little bird told us
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons and lace
Anything goes challenge - Die cuts/punches
Top Tip Tuesday - Use designer papers
(mine are Basic Grey Porcelain)
Marianne Designs - Dying to diecut

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Another Pretty Sweet gift bag....Promarkers and Polka doodles

This was the other sample I made of a
gift bag for Nikky at Polka Doodles.

The pretty sweet girls are lovely
and there are lots of different poses.

Once again its coloured with Promarkers.
Nellie Snellen frames to cut shapes,
And sentiment/papers from

I'd like to share this with
Little Miss Muffet - girly girl
Stamp Insanity - Anything but a card
I love Promarkers - Autumnal colours

Friday, 14 October 2011

Polka Doodles - ribbon and bows

This week at Polka Doodles
It's ribbon and bows we are looking for.

I have used the new Pretty Sweet cd
for the pretty girl and papers and sentiment
from the same cd.
Coloured the image with Promarkers.

Coloured a second image for the back and
cut out with a Nellie Snellen frame.
Adding ribbon to the sentiment
hanging from my bag handle,
and red bows to her hair and sentiment!

Come play at Polka Doodles.
Nikky can also be seen on
Create and Craft
today (Friday 14th October)
at 9a.m. and 5p.m.
this sample may even be with her.....

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Anniversary card

I have used my image
for this Anniversary card.

It's a large format 20cms x 20cms
from Craftwork cards.

Coloured with Promarkers...
I've added a detail below of hearts
hopefully to show colouring better.

Using Nellie Snellen
and Marianne design dies
to add dimensional florishes.

I'd like to share this with
Papertake Weekly - get in shape
Marianne Design Divas - Bloom and grow
Paper Sundaes - Favourite colour combo
(you will be seeing alot of cards in this combo over
the next few weeks - a new favourite!)
One Stitch at a time - anything goes!
(just popping by to say hi girls! - obviously
don't count me in

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Crafty Creations - 3...2...1

It's a recipe this week at
3 dp's, 2 embellies and 1 image.

We welcome Willow Designs as the
sponsor this week and you could
win a fab prize from them!

I have used my GCD dp's to create most
of the embellies by fussy cutting
and die cutting.
So the added embellies are
large Prima flower and brads.

My image is Quirky Dizzy Lizzy.

I haven't added the final details to my card yet,
it's a special age one and I don't want to give it away....

Thanks Deena for a great challenge

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Spongebob...Happy Birthday Harley

I had alot of fun creating this for a
big (or not so big) Spongebob fan!

Harley is going to be six.

Spongebob and Patrick
are having a great time in the ocean
as always, with the jellyfish!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Handmade flowers at Polka Doodles

Fliss challenges this week at Polka Doodles
to create something with handmade flowers.

I have used lots of Polka Doodles stamps
for my picture to create a scene.

Coloured with Sakura and then pearly doodles.

My flowers are punched Pretty sweet papers
with tiny fimo centres
that you can read about here.

Don't we all love making flower embellishments!
Come play at Polka Doodles......
and remember we are looking for creative people to
join the Polka Doodles design team.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Clara Cupcake - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Sonia
coloured with Promarkers.

Marianne designs die cut greenery
sprayed with inks,
fabric flower and gem brad.

I'd like to share this with....
CES Challenges - totally gorjuss / pretty girls

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Crafty Creations....create a decoration!

Thanks Nikki at Polka Doodles
for sponsoring Crafty Creations this week!

I have used the fab and fun
Magical Winter cd part 2

to create my light bag
hope my photo reads well!
This is in the dark with a candle inside.
I found the bags while I was on holiday
and they looked so fun - if a health and safety nightmare.....

Crafty Creations are looking for you to create
a decoration this week!

I printed the images onto
Letraset safmat which is ideal
because it is transparent
so lets the light shine through.

Just added some gems and
snowflake sequins.

You could win the great is that!
Also remember Polka Doodles have a DT call on the go.

Monday, 3 October 2011

My Mum's special birthday!

We spent a lovely day with
my Mum and Dad Yesterday.
They share a birthday but  2 years apart.
So Mum was 70 this year(Dad's 72)!

We went out for a lovely lunch at
Scotts at Largs Yacht haven,
then they came back to ours and we spent
a lovely afternoon catching up.

My Mum loves Ducks
so I went for this fun image
and had him hiding in a box.

I'm pretty sure the duck is Robyn's fetish design.

I'd like to share this with

Marianne's Designs Divas - Bloom and grow
(I have used several Marianne design dies)
2 Sisters challenge - fancy folds
(and also the card below)

My Dad also asked me to make her
 a card from him.
I used my Lovely flowers bird image.

Coloured with promarkers,
handmade flowers
and foliage sprayed with cosmic shimmer.

I'd like to share this with

Aud's sentiment challenge - Happy Birthday
Crafts and me - flowers