Monday, 31 October 2011


Happy Halloween

I Just thought I'd share with you all a picture of our pumpkins!

and my Monsters!!

(well the Mummy is mine, the Skeleton is Aiden's 

Best Feind James)

Have a great Fright Night!!!!

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Brown, Pink & Cream.

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we have a colour challenge for you 
and I have to say its one of my favourites 

One Stop Card Crafts are giving our lucky winner for this fortnight a £10.00 gift voucher
 for their on-line store.

Today's challenges are:

Dutch Dare ~ Pearls & Swirls.
Raise the Bar ~  Sew What!!
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps ~ Shabby or Vintage.


PP, Digi Stamp & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
Perfect Pearls ~ Petal Pink.
Button & Lace from stash.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spooky Treats!

That's it I'm ready for the Li'l Horrors!
50 treat bags filled with ghoulish goodies
I've just got the Pumpkins to carve and a Mummy to bind in tea stained bandages!

Today's challenges are:

Candy ~ Crazy4Challenges.

PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamps ~ Bugaboo.
Cello bags ~ Create & Craft.
Sweets & Treats ~ Poundland & Haribo.
Coloured with Copics.

Sketch Saturday ~ # 179 with The Craft Barn.

Good Morning bloggers. I'm here bright and early with another card for another wonderful 
week at Sketch Saturday
This week our Sponsor is one of our regulars

The Craft Barn are giving this week winner a wonderful prize of a pack of 6 flexmakers.
Now onto this weeks sketch.........

Today's challenges are:

Black, Orange & Purple ~ Creative Inspirations & Stamptacular.

Black, Orange, Purple & Green ~ Delightful Challenges.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Create & Craft.
Digi Stamp ~ Make It Crafty.

Don't forget my Blog Candy!!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 137.

These weeks are rolling by, I can't believe that we have less than 8 weeks to Christmas and as usual I have bought a thing yet!! Oh well I expect I'd better get a move on!
Over at Inspirational Card Sketches this week, DZ Doodles is back to sponsor us!

This week DZ Doodles are giving our luck winner 

and onto this weeks sketch.....

and today's challenge is.

Simon Say's Stamp ~ Nursery Rhymes or Fairy Tales.


Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
CS ~ Create & Craft.
PP ~ The Girls Paperie.
Hearts ~ Hobbycraft.
Coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Sketch Saturday ~ # 178

Another week and another fantastic sponsor over at Sketch Saturday!
This week we have the amazing Mo Manning from Mo's Digital Pencil!!

Here is my "Mo" make.

Today's challenges are:

The Crafty Pad & Creative Inspirations ~ Monochromatic.
Stamptacular ~ You Choose!
Pollycraft ~ Girls Girls Girls!


Digi Stamp ~ Mo's Digital Pencil.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Brads ~ Papermania.
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
PP ~ Free by Lesley Shepard

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Here's a very quick post with a card I started a few day's ago, but got pushed a side by a unexpected wedding make, unfortunately I didn't get time to photograph that one!!
This is Rosalee and she is for this months sketch challenge at Bombshell Stamps Blogs.

CS ~ Bazzill.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
PP ~
Stamps ~ Bombshell.
Coloured with Copic Pens.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 136.

Time for another fantastic sketch from Inspirational card sketches
This weeks fabulous sponsor is the super
And here is this weeks super sketch!

The DT were given 3 wonderful digi stamps to work with
I chose to use this super cute n sassy french Maid

Today's challenges are:

Bunny Zoe Crafts ~ Lace it Up!
Raise the Bar ~ Pink Is In!


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digital Stamp ~ Sassy Studio Designs.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Cute with a Dark Twist!

This week at Crafty Cardmakers we have the honour of being sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

Joanna has offered a £10 gift voucher for her shop to our winner!
Challenge # is 
"Cute with a Dark Twist!"

my card is also for challenges at:

Quixotic Inspirations ~ Sketch #1
Fussy & Fancy, One Stop Challenges, ABC Challenges and Simon Say's Stamp ~ Halloween.
Paper Cutz ~ Stars, Circles or Diamonds.

Don't forget if you fancy a chance to win some lush goodies my bloggerversary Candy is HERE

Pink Petticoat ~ Spooky Doodlies Collection.
American Crafts Thickers.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Chasing Leaves.

Its been a while since I made a shaped easel card but this shape nestie lends it-self to it so well!

Today's challenges are:

Papertake Weekly ~ Get In Shape.
Whiff of Joy ~ Anything but a Square.
Basic Grey ~ Autumn/Fall.{Pyrus paper pad}
The Pink Elephant ~ Autumn/Fall
Whimsy Inspirations ~Die-cuts & Punches.


Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy.
PP ~ Basic grey "Pyrus".
Dies ~ Nestabilities & Mariannes 
Leaf Punch ~Woodware .
Burlap & Jute from stash.
Coloured with Copic.

Sketch Saturday ~ # 177 with Robyns Fetish.

This week over at Sketch Saturday we have the wonderful Robyns Fetish as our sponsor.

This weeks prize is an amazing 5 digi stamps or 4 digi stamps and 1 paper pack!

And here is this weeks gorgeous sketch!

Now cyber kick me if you think I'm being stupid but this card is missing something,
 what it is I really don't know!!
PP ~ Basic Grey "Out of Print"
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
Ribbon ~ Interflora
CS ~ Stamping Up!
Coloured with Copics.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Flowers & Leaves

I am so cold today, I think its time to get the heating going!!
I'm off to Harvest Festival at Aidens school this afternoon armed with Home-made chocolate cake. This is their first Harvest Festival  performance so I'm quite looking forward to seeing what everyone has been practicing for!

Today's challenge cards are for:

Ooh La La

Totally Gorgeous ~ Ooh La La
Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch # 72.
One Stop Crafts ~ Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz ~ In Stitches.

Fallen Leaves

Our Creative Corner ~ Olive, Rust, Chocolate & Blue,
Creative Inspiration ~ Single Layer Card.
Rainbow Lady ~ Falling Leaves.

PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamp ~ Sassy Studio Designs.
Net ~ Websters Pages.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon & Pins from stash.
Ink ~ Stampin Up & Copics
Gold Stickles

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Spooky Fun!

I've been in a baking mood the last couple of weeks and in an attempt to be a little different I've decided to make treat bags for the Trick n Treaters this year.
I've made 54 bag toppers,  now I just need to work out what to put in them.
I've tried these Mini peppermint Meringues dipped in plain chocolate and stuck together, which we call "Ghouls Eyeballs" but they didn't quite work out so I've going to try Peppermint creams instead.

Treat bag:

Catch the Bug ~ Treat Bag.
Creative Card Crew ~ Spooky Fun!

Trick or Treat!

Crafts & Me ~ Orange.
My Time to Craft ~ Black & Orange.
Simon Say's Stamp ~ Halloween or Goth.
Charisma Cardz ~ In Stitches.
ABC Challenges ~ Anything Goes.

CS ~ Stampin Up.
Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K & Bugaboo.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Computer Generated Sentiments.
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
Coloured with Copics.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 135

These weeks are flying by....and these nights are drawing in too. It always seems strange when I go to work in the dark and find its still dark when I finish in the morning, the start of the spooky season!
This week at Inspirational Card Sketches we have one of our regular sponsors

Heather the owner, Fresh Brewed Designs
is giving away....
3 Free Digi Images
of the winners choice.

~ICSketches #135~

Today's Challenges are:

One Stop Crafts  & ABC Challenges ~ Anything Goes.
Cupcake & Fussy 'n' Fancy ~ Halloween.


PP ~ Bearly Mine Designs.
Digi Stamp @ Fresh Brewed Designs.
Ribbon from Stash.
CS ~ Stampin Up!
Coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

WOO HOO I'm a Saturday Girl!!

Well I did it I made it on the team and I am now a
 Saturday Girl

You wouldn't believe how excited I was when I got the news on Wednesday.
  I spent the whole day grinning to myself

So onto business...
this weeks sponsor is the 
Totally Fabulous


and a fabulous prize too!


So here's this weeks sketch

and here's my First offering!

My card is also from challenges at:

Simon Say's Stamp ~ Sparkle & Bling.
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Sparkle with Stars.
Whiff of Joy ~ Sparkle and Swirls { my swirls are the stems}
Bah Humbug ~ Glitz & Glitter.

PP, Brads & Vellum ~ Papermania.
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy.
Netting ~ Websters Pages.
CS ~ Bazzill
Roses & Leaves ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Death by Lemons!

Work was cancelled so I made this instead!
I like to call it Death by Lemon!

3 layers of lemon sponge with lemon curd filling topped with butter cream icing!

Yep it tasted good too!

And these Meringues too

Lemon, Mint & Vanilla.
These won't last long!

Too Cute to Spook!

What again!
 I hear you cry!
Well this is this afternoons make, I've made the most of today as I'm back at work tonight, this just leaves me some time to sort out tea and chill out for a bit!

Too Cute!

Charisma Cardz ~ Black & Orange.
The Crafty Pad ~ One for the Boys.
Fussy & Fancy ~ Halloween.


PP ~ Bearly Mine Designs.
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated.
Ribbon ~ May Arts.
Gems ~ Quixotic Paperie
CS ~ Bazzill.

Sweet Treats.

I'm here again!
I've been desperate to use these cute wooden cupcake from Kars for ages, they are so sweet and not badly priced either, they're just £3.14  from Handy Hippo

Sweet Treat.

Cute Card Thursday ~ Time for Cake.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday ~ Sketch  #122.
Colour Create ~ Lilac, Grey & White.

Autumn Breeze.

Card Patterns ~ Sketch  #135.
Paper Play ~ Autumn Colours.
Moving Along With The Times ~ Autumn Leaves.
Fussy & Fancy ~ Fall/Halloween.
Delightful Challenges ~ Dimensional.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat & Basic Grey {Pyrus}.
Digi Sentiment ~ Fresh Brewed Designs.
Pyrimage ~ Crafty Purple Frog.
Wooden Cupcakes & Leaves ~ Kars.
Burlap & Ribbon from stash.

Christmas "Crackers"

Morning All! 
I didn't get time to blog yesterday so today I'll blog twice....I know I'm like a bus!

Little Helpers.

ABC Christmas ~ Tiny Card/Tags.
Bah Humbug ~ Glitz & Glitter.

"A Right Pair of Crackers"

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Girls & Die Cuts.
Catch the Bug ~ Anything Goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts ~ Male Christmas Card.
The Crafty Pad ~ One for the Boys.
One Stop Challenge ~ Just for Men.
CRAFT ~ Bright Colours. 


PP ~ Pink Petticoat & Basic Grey{ Nordic Holiday}.
Digi Stamps ~ Pink Petticoat, Kenny K & Bugaboo.
Ribbon ~ May Arts.
Gems ~ Anitas.
Gold Pen ~ Papermania.
Coloured with Copics.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My Delcate Rose.

One final card for today. 
I'd completely forgotten that I had this digi until I saw someone else use it earlier today.
 Isn't she beautiful!!

My Delicate Rose.

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch # 175.
Fun with Shapes ~ Shabby/Vintage.
Crafts & Me ~ Use a Digi.
Truly Scrumptious ~ Distressing.
Allsorts ~ 5 Flowers


PP ~ Prima.
CS ~ Stampin Up!
Digi Stamp ~ Crafts & Me {Hannah Lynn}
Roses & Leaves ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pins from stash.
Coloured with Copics. 

Grinning from Ear to Ear!!

I have had a fabulous week so far and I'm sooooooooo
On Saturday I got the news that I'd made the Team at Crafty Card Makers and today.......
Well you'll have to wait and see!! { not for too log though!!}

I've been in a Ching Chou Kuik mood today first up is :

Autumn Leaves.

In a Sweet Pea Dream ~ Anything Goes.
Stamptacular ~ Photo Inspiration.
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge ~ Brown, Red, Yellow & Orange.
Mariannes Design Diva ~ Bloom & Grow.

next is:

Ocean Dance.

Incy Wincy ~ Think Pink.
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes.
Totally Gorgeous ~ Sketch.


PP ~ Basic Grey.{ Indie Bloom & Indian Summer}
Decoupage ~ Crafty Purple Frog.
Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamp bought from That Crafty.
Punch ~ Woodware.
Die ~ Mariannes
Ribbon, Pins & Charms from stash.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 134 & a Freebie!

This week at Inspirational Card Sketches we have another Double Sponsor week
Our sponsors this week are...

The Stamping Boutique and they are giving
away 5 digi images to one winner.

Our second sponsor is Bugagoo is
giving away 7 free image prize pack to one winner.

the challenge this week is to create a shaped card using the sketch below.

ICSketches #134

The DT were totally spoilt this week, we received digi's from both sponsors but for my card I've chosen to use this cute little Frankenstein  

Today's other challenges are:

Paper Cutz ~ Cute not Spooky Halloween.

Raise the Bar ~ Hats Off!


Ingredients :
CS ~ SU!
Digi Stamp ~ The Stamping Boutique
PP ~ My Memories.
Alpha's ~ AC Thickers.

Please help yourself to my Witches Hat template just right click and save then print onto A4 card this will give you a card of approx 14cm X 14cm.