Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Roll up Roll up ...........WOJ stamps up for grabs!!

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I have spent the morning mounting the latest additions to my WOJ stamp collections. Sitting in my freezing cold Craftroom yesterday has done me no favours at all as I have also spent the morning coughing and sneezing. James very kindly borrowed another heater from a friend for me last night so my room is now nice and warm but unfortunetly I now feel like rubbish and lack Mojo.
Anyway enough about me and on to the candy!!!
With my shopping spree I now have aquired 3 stamps which I already have. Stamp 1is Willow with Candle, No 2 is Willow with Gingerbread Heart both from Winter 2009 collection and my 3rd stamp is "Shopping Willow" Mini stamp (Not Pictuered below).These stamps are unmounted red rubber.
If you would like the chance to win theses stamps please
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  • If you do not have a blog you may enter by emailing me at

The draw will close at midnight 31st March 2010.

The draw will be chosen by Random.Org (second entries will be added on at the end) on 2nd April 2010.

Good Luck.!!!!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Susie Sunday Stamp & Sketch!!

Well this is me for this weekend.............James is due home in the next couple of hours, I expect after his busy couple of day's climbing Sca Fell Pike and Conniston Old Man he's going to be pretty full of himself and fairly tired!!
On to today's makes.......
Card 1: Happy Easter.
Card 2: Vintage Lady.
Card 3: New baby.
Card 4: 3,2,1.......... Blast Off!!
Card 5: Hi.
  • Sketch ~ ICS #59.
Card 6: Just for You!
  • PP ~ Bo Bunny, Making Memories, Forever Friends & Sassafrasslass.
  • Alphas & Journal cards ~ Sassafrasslass.
  • Stamps ~ Forever Friends, Daisy & Dandelion, Papermania and The Artistic Stamper.
  • CS ~ Coredinations, Bazzill & SU.
  • Ribbon ~ Prima & Bo Bunny.
  • Brads ~ BG & American Crafts.
  • Chipboard ~ Bo Bunny.
  • Lace & Charm from stash.
  • Mini Alpha's ~ Jenni Bowlin.

Build-a-Card Challenge!

Stamptacular are having a Build-a-card Blog Hop today!
You need to visit all the blogs to complete the recipe to make your card. Each Blog also has the chance to win extra goodies along the wat
I think I have everything!! I have used this weeks sketch challenge from Whiff of Joy.
  • PP ~ Pink Paislee & MME.
  • Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy "Crafting Friends".
  • Brads ~ BG.
  • Flowers & Ribbon ~ Prima.
  • Pearls ~ Papermania.
  • Charm ~ Truly Scrumptious.
  • Ink ~ Whispers Strokes.
  • Stickles.
  • CS ~ Coredinations.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Altered Box.

The order of the eek for Allsorts is "Rags to Riches" to alter or recycle.
I have been trying to get my Craftroom in some sort of order this week and have bought an assortment of plain little pine boxes in varing shapes ans sizes. This one is for coloured tape as I noticed that the sun have faded a few of mine.
  • PP & Stickers ~ Sassafrasslass.
  • Box ~ garden center £3.00 or a set of 3 nesting boxes. This one is the largest.

Productive Day part 1

I was up until 1am this morning decorating boxes ( to come later). I have had one of those glorious day's where I have had nothing else to do but craft...........As you will see its been a rather productive day!!
Card 1 : Happy Easter.

Card 2: Zoom Zoom.

  • Sketch ~ 2Sketches4You Laura #48.
  • Raise the Bar ~ "April Fool" Not you usual Style.
  • Well I thought the sticker was a rocket but Aiden has just informed me that it is in fact a Water gun!!!! Mum's a Numpty!!!!

Card 3: Happy Birthday.

Card 4: Rain or Shine.

  • PP ~ DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & SU.
  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Ink ~ Whispers Strokes.
  • White Pen ~ Inkessentials.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Yellow flowers ~ Lakelands.
  • Rocket ( Water Gun) ~ Poundland.
  • Label Maker & Paper Tagger ~ Around the Block.
  • Green flower & blue ribbon from stash.

Productive Day Part 2.

On to part 2...................
Card 5: For You.

Card 6: Bloom.

  • Sketch ~ CPS #159.

Card 7: Happy Birthday.

Card 8: Butterfly.

  • PP ~ DCWV & Forever Friends.
  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Bloom ~ Bella's Blooms.
  • Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie, SU & Bear Unknown.
  • Brad ~ BG.
  • Hardware ~ SU.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Fantasy Floral Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
  • Spellbinder ~ Butterfly Die.
  • Gems, Pearls & Buttons from Stash

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spring Fresh.

After a quick trip to the Garden Center for a few more boxes to decorate {I'm trying to get my craftroom organized} James departed to the Lake District with his friend to do a spot of climbing. I expect they are enjoying a pint in the Wassdale head at this very moment.
Card 1: Together Forever.

Card 2: Bella's Bloom.

Card 3: Easter Chick.


  • PP ~ Papermania & BG.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
  • CS & Ink ~ SU.
  • Blooms ~ Bella's Blooms , May Arts & Prima.
  • Brad ~ BG.
  • Stickers ~ Making Memories.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Challenge Catch Up.

Today's makes are an attempt to catch up with this weeks challenges, Ive missed so many this week. James is off to the Lakes camping with a friend for a few day's so I'm not in work until Monday, so I have loads of time to play!!
Card 1: Happy Birthday.

Card 2: Way 2 Go!

Card 3: Sweet Wishes.

Card 4: To My Favourite Sister.

  • PP ~ Pink paislee, Bo Bunny & Sassafrasslass.
  • Stamps ~ Forever Friends, Papermania & Whiff of Joy.
  • Stickers ~ Jenni Bowlin & Making Memories.
  • Chipboard ~ Bo Bunny.
  • Flowers ~ Papermania.
  • Brads ~ BG.
  • Leaves & Ribbon ~ Prima.
  • Doillie ~ Creative Imagination.
  • CS ~ Bazzill, Coredinations & SU.
  • Ink ~ Ink It Up!, SU & Distress Inks.

Christmas Contrast.

Contrasting crimbo cards.
A Vintage Santa for Bah Humbug using #95 from Sketch Saturday.

Next a Contempary Bauble for Sketch at Penny Black Friends & "Baubles" for Vikki & Susie Christmas Club.

  • PP ~ Papermania & Trimcraft.
  • CS ~ Coredinations & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ Penny Black & Inkadinkado.
  • Holly Punch ~ Fiskars.
  • Ink ~ Whispers & Distress "Victorian Velvet".
  • Stickles.

Glass Painted Cards.

Natalie & Paul from Trinity Arts have set a challenge to use Glass paints on cards.
My first make is a simple acetate card with a love theme.

next is abstract style owl. The owl is from May Arts. I flipped him over and used relief paint and the glass paints to brighten him up. Prima "Sugar Blooms" & Felt Stems. The Background shape is taken from 2Sketches4You Kazan #48.

  • Glass Paints & Relief Paint ~ Decorfin.
  • CS ~ Coredinations.
  • Acetate ~ Papermania.

Little Boxes.

These funky little boxes were £2.00 for the pair from my local garden center.
They are perfect for Stampin Spots and SU re-inker Storage.
Challenge : Creative Inspirations "Anything but a Card.
  • PP ~ SU & Sassafrasslass.
  • Brads ~ American Crafts.
  • Alphas ~ Sassafrasslass.
  • Flowers Imaginesce.
  • Eyelets from stash.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Easel Cards.

What a busy weekend that was, today has been the first chance I have had to craft since thursday and the first chance to use my new distress inks.......Boy did I rush round with the hoover and duster this morning!
Card 1: Beauty blooms from the Heart.

Card 2: Spring is in the Air.

  • PP ~ SU.
  • CS ~ SU & DCVW
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy & Magnolia.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft & Prima.
  • Flowers ~ Prima "Sugar Blooms"
  • Raffia & Beads from stash.

Monday, 22 March 2010

GSP ~ Spring is in the Air!

Now spring is finally here.......we at Glue, Scissors, Paper, challenge you to make some paper flowers.
I have made Roses with tissue paper and Dafodills with "Gemstone" sparkly CS.
For the stalks I have used wooden Barbeque Kebab sticks and covered with tissue paper.
Here is how I made my flowers..........
The Roses:
  • First cut a 1in x 12in strip of light pink tissue paper and apply glue to the edge, gently wrap around the end of the kebab stick to make a sort of Conical pyrimid.
  • Cut a 4in x 12 in strip of Dark Pink TP. Fold it in half wrap around in the same way but trying to mantain a Rose bud shape.
  • Cut 2 leaves with stalks and 2 1in x 12in strips from Green TP.
  • Before attaching the leaves starting at the base of your Rose bud wrap the intire kebab stick with DST.
  • Now attach the leaves one either side then over these wrap the intire kebab stick with Green strips of TP.
The daffodills:
  • Wrap the kebab stick as for the roses in Green TP. Cut a large star in Yellow CS, a small star and 2 slim leaf shapes in Green CS & a 2in x 4in strip of Orange CS.
  • Curl the points of the yellow stars inwards.
  • Scallop one edge of the Orange strip and score at 1/4in on other edge. Snip between each scallop and a repeat on the other side too. cut a 1in circle and make a tube with the circle as your tube base. Mount this tube onto the Yellow star and flatten down scallops.
  • Turn your flower over and attach the kebab stick stem to the back of the yellow star and the the green star over the stem.
  • When this is dry. Take your leaves and curl one end. Place one either side of the stem and wrap with DST and the Green TP strip.

The Challenges:

The Ingredients.

  • Card Stock ~ DCWV Gemstones
  • Tissue paper ~ All good craft stores.
  • Kebab Sticks ~ Tesco.
  • Fiskars Shape cutter Star.
  • SU Scallop Punch.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Aidens PSP Card

Well here it is Aidens PSP Card.
Aiden's only other pleasure at the moment is his PSP. We resisted getting any sort of computer game for so long but decide that a hand held would be better that the sort that takes up the TV, we only have one tv in the house.
PLEASE excuse the dob of wet glue and the finger prints on the acetate!!!!
I'll let you know what he thinks in the morning. I'm off to bed now I've been up since 5.30 am!!!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Thursday quickies!

Just two makes for today. Ive been catching up with Miss Marple!!!
Its Aidens Birthday this weekend and I haven't even come up with a card for him (awful mummy!!!!) Last year I made him the Lego man card, this year he is still into Lego so I'm a bit stuck for ideas.......... watch this space. I'm at work all day tomorrow so I've got all day to come up with an idea and then the evening to make it!!
Card 1 Thanks:

Card 2:

  • PP ~ Papermania & Dovecraft.
  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Whiff of Joy.
  • Ink ~ SU & Derwent Watercolour.
  • Snowflakes ~ Papermania & Essentials.
  • Stickles.
  • Thanks Sticker ~ Freebie from mag.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Deena's Mini Backpack!!

Deena vistied my blog the other day and left me a link to the tutorial to her Cute Mini Backpack, why not pop over to Deena's Blog Her makes are beautiful.
I'm going to be cheeky and add this as another entry for "Anything Goes" at Secret Crafter & Paper Cutz.
  • PP ~ SU.
  • CS ~ Papermania.
  • Brads ~ BG.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesdays Makes.

Quicky post this evening!!
Card 1 : Birthday Fun.

Card 2: Sister's:

Card 3: Warm Thoughts:

Card 4: Easter.

  • PP ~ Papermania & Dovecraft.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy , Forever Friends, Imaginsce & Penny Black.
  • Brads ~ BG & Papermania.
  • Pearls ~ SU.
  • Rub on ~ 7Gypsies.
  • Snowflake ~ Papermania.
  • Ink ~ SU &Whispers.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Mojo makes!

I managed to find a little mojo for a few cards after all.
Happy Spring:
DCM ~Daffodils, The Crafty Pad ~ Ovals & Ribbon.
Sketch #94 from Sketch Saturday.


Sketch from Papertake Weekly & Butterflies for Charisma Cardz.

Happy Birthday 30!:

Sketch is from ICS #57 ,Recipe of "Embossing, Vellum & Felt" from Sketches {by Tamara}.

Polka Doodles with Milestone Birthday & "Chipboard" Practical Scrappers.


Sketch is from Simon Say's Stamp.

  • PP ~ K&co & DCWV.
  • Stamps ~ See D's & Magnolia.
  • Metal stickers ~ BG.
  • Flowers ~ Prima & Lakelands.
  • Gems ~ Anita's.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Brads & Butterflies from Stash.