Friday, 29 April 2011

Polkadoodles...Stashbox stamps

This week the challenge at Polka doodles
is a stashbox stamps challenge and Enfys
also is requesting we use
blue, aqua and purple.

I have combined the beautiful Mo Manning stamp
Michael alongside Wonderland papers.

Paper pieced and coloured with Promarkers.

Lovely free Polka doodles sentiment stamp
from Papercrafting Essentials Mag.

layer in purple coredinations.

Come on play along
and we'd love to see lots of stamping!
Pop over to Polka Doodles and share your
creations with us......

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Free as a bird

This card was created as a retirement card.
I think the fabulous image by
sums up what retirement should be about!

Coloured with promarkers and Sakura
Basic Grey dp's
Sticky gems
Papermania flowers with gem brads
Martha Stewart punched foliage.

I'd like to share with
The crazy challenge - 3 different papers

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

White space......

Jaime has challenged us at Crafty Creations
to use White space.....
as you will realise a challenge indeed for me!

I have used a wonderful stamp
Peacock feathers
by La Blanche stamps
which I have repeated across card.

The for you and butterfly stamps are Papermania
A little promarker/Sakura colour
and some glossy accents to flowers.

Come play at Crafty Creations-
We have a DT call on the go aswell.....

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Little girl once upon a time......

I adore this image by
and  really enjoyed colouring it
with my Promarkers.

 twelve by 12 dp
fabric flowers with gem brads
sticky alphas

I'd like to share this with
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly contest

Monday, 25 April 2011

Thank you's and a Happy belated Easter....

I am so behind with everything at the moment!
So a very happy belated Easter to each and everyone.
We spent a lovely Easter Sunday with
my Mum and Dad.
Today Jacob is away fishing with my brother Angus
and Reubs and I took Caleb and Hope
to the soft play and then onto Nardini's
for an ice cream - which went down a treat.

Now I have a couple of thank you
cards to share that my Mum asked me to make
for her to give.....

I adore this Teddy Bo image
pssst they have a sale starting tomorrow....

and have coloured with my Promarkers.
DCWV and Basic Grey papers.

I'd like to share this with
Delicious Doodles - Anything goes
Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge - photo inspiration (I've gone for colour)

This si my Twiggy Vase image
coloured with Promarkers.
Basic Grey papers.

I'd like to share this with
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Top tip tuesday - Open challenge

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Crafty Creations..It's easy as 1..2....3

Amy has challenged us at
Crafty Creations this week!
It easy as 1...2.....3

1 technique
2 Embellishments
3 Designer papers

This weeks fab sponsor
is Whimsie doodles

I have used the great little gnome by Whimsie
1 Paperpiecing
2 Wooden buttons
3 Basic Grey Granola papers

Come on pop by Crafty Creations
and share your recipe
with us!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Teddy Bea wishes Willow a happy 3rd Birthday....

Using the very lovely Teddy Bea image
 a 3rd Birthday card

Coloured with Promarkers and Sakura
DCWV dp for background
Sticky flowers and gems....
and a sticky border!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Holiday Photo's ...catch up time!

I thought I'd share a few photo's
from our Cumbria break.
We were really lucky with the weather,
the barn conversion we stayed in was stunning
and loads to do for the kids!

Puzzling place is all to do with optical illusions!
We all loved this and above had to be my favourite -
for once in my life I was itty bitty!

Took me a while to master taking the photo -
what fun!

Outside the coal house at
(I've linked it - would defo recommend!)

Hope on a tyre slide at
Ostrich World

Caleb at the James Bond Museum

Jacob on the carts at Ostrich world

The patio doors at Cobblestone barn.

I'm really looking forward to catching up with
everyones creations...between my huge
pile of washing!

Mum my e-mails not working - will put all the photo's to disk and bring down to you.....

Friday, 15 April 2011

Away on holiday.....but some cards to share

We are away on holiday but I do have a couple
of scheduelled posts
so please look below for anything new!

Meanwhile I thought I'd add some cards
that I have made for orders recently.....

For a big Celtic Football Club fan!
Hand drawn symbol with Sakura
stamped footballs
Basic Grey paper.

Who better for a hunter!
Basic Grey Archaic papers
and sticky alphas
Sakura to draw Elmer.....

Basic Grey Obscure paper and die cuts
Darth drawn in Sakura

Polka Doodles....Wedded Bliss

Emma would like
you to create a project
with the challenge ....
Tie the knot
as in getting married.....
at Polka Doodles this week.
Nothing better than those cute owls
from A Sprinkle of Kraft!
Wedded Bliss or what!

I will enjoy visiting your creations
on my return from holiday
lot's of lovely romance....
can't beat it!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Polka Doodles..its looking sketchy

Polka Doodles time again
and Dee has provided us with
a rather splendid sketch!

That combined with the very fabulous
and all is well!

Come join us at Polka Doodles.

I am off on my holibags now
so hope all is well and my Dt posts
work okay next week...
see you soon!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

My little brother...the kids and a poem!

I thought I'd share this photo
of my little brother Angus
(not so little these days)
with my kids.
This photo we framed
to give my mum on Mothers Day.

Also I wanted to share this poem
That Jacob gave me....on Mothers Day.

The Perfect Gift

Thank you Mother for making my brother.
I love you for the life,
you make a rainbow without any sunshine.
You made the wourld with love.
You dawn the dawn
and help me with my work.
I love you Mother
so don't leave me.

By Jacob P  : )

I left in the spelling mistake and it even had the smiley face at the end!
He's quite some boy for only 8! It brought a tear to my eye....
His dad did reasure him I wasn't going anywhere.

Crafty Creations...Rain is April after all!

This week at Crafty Creations
Melissa has challenged us to create a project
with some rain drops,
puddles, rain bows, umbreallas....
anything to do with April Showers!

We welcome the fab
as this weeks sponsor!

I have used Rainy Mae
as my image
and paper pieced her.
With added Polka Doodles flower
and sentiment.

Come play at Crafty Creations
we are not at all damp and dreary!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day ....Teddy Bo.....SBS new collaboration

Have been waiting until today to add
my Mother's Day cards.

My Mum is too good at visiting my blog
so thought I'd save these until we
had been down to visit today.

This first one uses my digi image
which I have paper pieced
using Basic Grey
Urban Prairie papers.

The second card
uses a very gorgeous image
and also follows their challenge

I have paper pieced,
coloured with Promarkers,
die cut swirls and curls
coloured with Cosmic Shimmer,
Punched butterflies,
tiny wooden heart buttons on butterflies,
bow on flower,
and a Basic Grey felt flower with button centre.

the new collaboration
is available at SBS
free with any purchase over $10
a bargain I must say!
Loads of images and papers from
the designers at SBS.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Polka Doodles - No ready printed backing papers

Ruth has challenged us at Polka Doodles
this week to use
no ready made Backing papers
in our creation.
Of course you can make your own though!

 I have used the very wonderful
for my card.
With added stickles and a little doodled edge.

to see the rest of the dt's creations.
We'd love you to join in
please look at the rules of entry.
Quite often we can count fabulous projects
because they combine more than 10 challenges.