Thursday, 29 December 2011

Introducing.......Bert and Ernie

I am a huge fan of little furries!

Introducing Bert (mainly black) and Ernie
named after the Sesame Street characters.

As a surprise Christmas pressie
my brother Angus chose these gorgeous boys
to come keep me company in the studio.

They are so adorable and the kids are
enjoying lots of cuddles at the moment,
but I get a chance when they go off to bed!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Pen and Paper Circle Club....... Polka Doodles !!!

If you like me are a big fan of Polka Doodles
pop here to find out what all the fuss is about!

Psssst I hope you will enjoy my contribution
in the first issue.

But be fast it's selling out quickly!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Crafty Creations blog hop and 2 Week Challenge.......

Welcome to the Crafty Creations Blog Hop and 2 week challenge. 
 You should be arriving here from the Crafty Creations's Blog
 I am your first stop on the hop.  The two week challenge is

A Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks

Here is my design piece for this week.
I decided as the first stop it should be a
thankyou to all of you that support us at Crafty Creations.

My thank you gift contains a box of
teeny weeny fimo embellies in the photo below.
as a tag on the box.......

Thanks for stopping by.

For a chance to win my prize leave a comment below.  

Remember to enter Crafty Creations 2 week Challenge for your chance to win one of many sponsored prizes!   Your next stop on the hop is ...Deena's blog  and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to Crafty Creations for the complete order list.  

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Happy Christmas everyone!

Sorry about the photo...too many shadows
and then my camera died!

But how cute is this gorgeous mouse from
Digi Blessings! He fair put a smile on my face.....

I'd like to share this with the girls at
OSAAT - anything goes
and wish the great DT and creators a
Very Happy Christmas!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Polka doodles - through a window!

I loved this weeks challenge at Polka Doodles
so much I have made two special
Christmas cards!

The challenge from Daniele is
"Through a window"
Loved it!!!!!!

I have used elements from Magical Winter 1 cd
and also from the Polka doodles crafting set magazine...
Think this is pretty much sold out in WH Smiths now
but it was rather brill.....

Some added doodling, bling,
lace, tiny red bell
and a touch of gold foil
on the right one below!

Please excuse paperclips in photo's was struggling a tad!

Team Polka Doodles are looking forward to seeing what
this challenge brings...go on play along!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hope's Nursery Christmas party!

It was Hope's Nursery Christmas party today!
She was very pleased with herself......
My friend Zoe did the hair.

Mum was also very pleased that she was praised
by staff for saying a big Thank You to Santa...
I was and am a very proud Mum!

I'm not sure where my girly girl came from,
but she loves her dresses....
still insisted on her Peppa Pig socks though!

Crafty Creations Embossing and glitter!

Crafty Creations challenge you to use
glitter and Embossing(heat or dry)
this week!

I have gone for heat embossed paper
and lots of glitter!
With this beautiful image

You know
you can't wait to fling some glitter around
after all it's a magical time of year....
Come join us at Crafty Creations!

You could win a lovely prize from
our very own Deena
this weeks sponsor - A Creative Need!

I'd like to share it with all the lovely Girls at OSAAT
who are challenging you to use a digi this week
- thanks for the kick Stitch.....
of course don't count me for prizes though! lol

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Golden leaf I love!

Just what I needed a wee break
from making Christmas cards!

I am definitely a gold leaf convert...
loved making this.

Sorry not be good at visiting blogs recently
hectic isn't the word with Christmas preparations
and the social  life of 3 small children!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Crafty Boots Blog hop winner

Thanks to all that joined in with the
The winner at my stop is
way to go Shirley!
Please e-mail your snail mail to
so that Stephannie-Emma can send your prize!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Crafty Boots Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Crafty Boots blog will find it HERE

Saturday, 10 December 2011

It may appeal to you more if your scottish!!!!! Hurrican B.....

The tears are running down my face ( sorry I should add laughing too much, us Scotts do have a funny sense of humor)  - may be because I'm Scottish...but worth a wee Look!!!!!lol

Friday, 9 December 2011

More Christmas cards! The wind has died down......

Thankfully the wind has died down
and we have no damage!

Lots of people around us are not so lucky.

Kids are back at school and life
goes back to normallity and Christmas preparations!

I have made another Christmas card batch.....
50 this time!
Using 3 sheets of Basic Grey paper
from last year and some freebie papers.
Free stamp from Craft Stamper,
those lovely tiny Christmas stamps
by Cardio majestic
and a black pen to doodle!

I feel alot better having broken the Christmas card back
but still quite a few to go......!!!!

It's not my week at Polka Doodles
but pop over that are having a quick
Christmas card Challenge!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Our schools are closed!!!!!

We had a text this morning to say schools in North Ayrshire are closed due to severe weather warning. I don't remember this ever happening before. We have an odd day closure due to snow but never to winds that I remember. Preparing for a power cut!!!!!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Crafty Creations - Christmas and sentiment!

Over at Crafty Creations this week the challenge is
Christmas and a sentiment.
We are now in two team so this is my week off -
but go join the girls in this weeks challenge and you could win
some Lili of the Valley images!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

First batch of Christmas cards!

If you get to the 3rd December and you still haven't made
any Christmas cards its not good!

So quicky's it's going to have to be this year.
So this is the first batch - 28 cards in total
made yesterday.

I decided to have a go with gilding flakes
after seeing a demo on Create and Craft.
I had tried these in the past with not much luck,
think I didn't have the right adhesive!

Kraft card blanks, Free ivy leaf stamp from magazine ,
Crafty Notions gilding flakes,
papers all magazine freebies-
cut with punches,
Ribbons from stash,
Majestic cardio tiny Christmas stamps,
Sentiment stamp,
inkpads and pen to doodle,

I'd like to share this with
Allsorts - going round in circles

Friday, 2 December 2011

Polkadoodles hidden element for a child

Enfys has challenged this week
at Polka Doodles to create a project with
a hidden element for a child.

Pop over to Polka Doodles to find out what's
hiding in my project
(have to keep it secret from oldest son....)

I have used lots of fab elements from the Polkadoodles
magazine and crafting goodies pack available in WHSmiths
to decorate my box and envelope.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crafty Creations - photo inspiration!

Bernie has challenged us with an inspirational photo
this week at Crafty Creations,
and what a lovely picture.

I love the wood,mirror, wreath and the fabrics
and have taken my inspiration from
them all!

I knew I had a beautiful dp that reminded me of the fabrics.
was perfect for my mirror element.
The wreath I echoed with punched leaves

I'm sure you will see this lovely digi stamp
by Teri often now!

In 2 Stamps are kindly sponsoring this week
at Crafty Creations, so what are you waiting for!

What does the photo say to you?

Monday, 28 November 2011

Playing along at Crafty Boots........lots of prizes on your way!

The theme at Crafty Boots Challenges this fortnight is ‘Anything Goes’. You can join in the challenge as normal but there are 12 extra chances for you to win a prize by joining the first ever Crafty Boots blog hop!

If you are joining in the hop you should have got here from the Challenge blog page. If you haven’t blog hopped before it is really simple, just start at the Crafty Boots Challenge blog and hop through the design team blogs in the order set out on that page. Each of the design team members has a word or two for you to collect which will reveal a message at the end. Once you have collected that message email it to to be entered into the draw to win the prize of three digis of your choice from Hope Jacare Doodles. You must also become a follower of all the design team’s blogs (and mine) to be eligible to win the prizes.

I am joining in this week at Crafty Boots - what fun! My project is a piece of wall art which I really enjoyed making.

I have used We R Memory Keepers 'Nonsense' papers, my images In the frame flourish oval and
treetop houses coloured with Promarkers, teeny weeny fimo embellies
and some fabric flowers and die cut flourishes.

Don’t forget that myself and each of the design team members has a prize of candy up for grabs, this will include a sample pack of the fantastic new Crafty Boots Deluxe card along with a few other goodies. Be sure to leave a comment on each of our blogs and follow us to be in with a chance of winning our candy!

My word for the secret message is:


Your next stop is Amy’s blog.

The deadline for both the Anything Goes challenge, and the blog hop (and candy) is Sunday 11th December at 12 Noon (UK time).

Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Quicky Sale.......

Candy Winner

The winner as chosen by
is Padster...Congrats!
If you e-mail me
 your snail mail,
I will pop your teeny weeny embellies
in the post!

Teeny weeny fimo embellies...I do so love......some teeny weeny candy!

I will keep this post at the top until Sunday 27th
November when I draw the candy.....
Please check below for newer posts!

At last having a chance to play
with the teeny fimo embellies that I discovered recently.
They really are fabulous.

I have added some teeny flower and dragonfly
ones to my Bonsai doodle.

I have also added some to my
incase anyone would like to try a few out.

But it must be time for a little candy,
 so next Sunday
I will do a draw
from the comments below
and the winner can choose any mix
of 250 teeny weeny fimo embellies they'd like
in a useful storage container.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Polka Doodles....Pretty Tuff.....Address book

I was so busy creating this fun Address book
that I didn't manage a project
for this weeks challenge.

But It was really lovely to see it on TV
on Wednesday in Dawn Bibby's hands
while Nikki and Tracie did the show
 - hope you managed to catch it!

It was Tracie from the DT's TV debut
and she was great!

This cd is brilliant if like
me there are lots of boy's/men to create for!

I used all papers from the cd.
Hand coloured all the b&w stampies
with Promarkers, but they
all come in colour too for a quicky project!

And I used my bind-it-all
that Reubs bought me for my birthday and I do love it.

It was refreshing to have a good long crafty play!

I'd like to share this with
Squiggles and Giggles - anything but a card
I love Promarkers - Anything goes

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Crafty Creations.......Thank You

Over at Crafty Creations Jaime has
set the challenge of give thanks.....

The lucky winner will recieve a lovely CTMH
stamp set - big thanks Jaime!

I have had a card to make on my list
for a while, thats a big thank you.
The girls at my local Craft shop at
Cardwell Garden Centre.
They solved a big problem for me
with my Epic 6 Die cutter.
So this card is for them.

I have used Tim holt dp spritzed with cosmic shimmer.
Teeny weeny fimo leaves and flowers
(I have some blog candy on the go for these here
if you'd like to join in)
Two Larger Prima resin flowers.

My Doodle
coloured with promarkers
and stickles to wings
also a tiny metal leaf on crown.

to see the other wonderful
Thank you projects from
the rest of the team.....
We'd love you to join us!