Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 149 with Corrine Harrison.

Good morning and Happy Tuesday which means a new sketch from

This week our sponsor is Corrine Harrison from

The Prize this week is a generous $10.00 gift voucher for the Handmade Halo store.

Here's this weeks sketch.........

.........and here is my make. I do love this stamp from Bombshell

Today's challenges are:

Stamptacular ~ Diamonds & Pearls.
Craft Your Days Away ~ Distressing.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Lots of Layer's and Embellishments.
Allsorts ~ 2or more Hearts.
Addicted to Stamps ~ Summer in Winter.
Incy Wincy ~ Flower Frenzy.
Moving Along With the Times ~ Blooming Mavelous.


Stamps ~ Bombshell.
PP ~ Free with Simply Homemade,
Punch ~ Martha Stewart.
Die ~ Spellbinders.
Rose's & leaves ~ Wild Orchid.
Pin's & Gem's from stash.
Distress Inks & Copic's

Monday, 30 January 2012

Red Hearts.

I have some news to share today!

I have now become a part of the team at

I'm so excited!!!
As you probably know I'm a sucker when it comes to the art of Ching Chou Kuik and just totally love the decoupage and Pyramage sheet that Amy produces at The Crafty Purple Frog.
The current challenge  is:

♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines/ Show us some Love ♥ ♥ ♥

Anyhow I thought I'd join in with this weeks challenge.

Today's other challenges are:

One Sweet Challenge & Paper Sundaes ~ Valentine.
Moving Along With The Times ~  Blooming Marvelous.
Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Baddabling.
Allsorts ~ 2 or more Hearts.
Totally Papercrafts ~ Pearls & Lace.
Secret Crafter ~ Ribbon.
Paper Play ~ Lovely Lace.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Lots of Layers and embellishments.
Crafting Your Day Away ~ Distressing.
City Crafter ~ Sketch.

Decoupage Sheet ~ The Crafty Purple Frog "Red Hearts"
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pin's, Ribbon, Lace & Gem's from stash.
Distress Stickles.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Off to work we Go!

Good Morning All I'm back with another challenge from  

And some fantastic new releases from Kenny too!!

As always Kenny K Downloads is our first sponsor this week.

Kenny K will be giving this weeks winner a wonderful, 5 Digital stamps of the winners choice from his store.
and also we have Go Kreate

Here's my make for this weeks challenge, the Jury is out on this one I'm affraid. I've made it to go with a bottle of whiskey for my F.I.L. as he is helping us to lay our Laminate flooring this weekend.

Other challenges include:

Mojo Monday ~ Sketch #225.
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Thank you!
Truly Scrumptious ~ Something forgotten ( PP)


Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K.
PP ~ Personal Impression.
CS ~ Core'dinations & SU!
Alpha's ~ Crate Paper.
Coloured with Copic's.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 192 with The Craft Barn and a Sweetpea Treat!

Good morning all, its Sketch Saturday time again my lovelies 
and back with us for their regular Sponsor spot is the ever wonderful The Craft Barn

This weeks prize is a fabulous ....................

Here's my make for this weeks sketch.

Today's challenges are:

Cards und More ~ Glitter, Pink & Pearls.
Whiff of Joy ~ Love is in the Air.
Whimsy Inspirations ~ Pearls or Bling.
Cute Card Thursday ~ Gem's.
Elizabeth Bell's World ~ Hearts
Everybody Art ~ Swirls.
Crafts & Me ~ Pink & Sparkly.
Charisma Cardz ~ Pretty in Pink.


PP ~ Memory Box & BG.
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy & Royal Langnickle.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Beaded Wire ~ Hobbycraft.
Dies ~ Memory Box & Spellbinders.
Gem's ~ Dovecraft.
Stickles & Copic's

Now for some candy

In my excitement stamp shopping just before Christmas,
 I was silly enough to forget that I already have this one!
so it's up for grabs.
Leave you name in the linky below for your chance to win her!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Guest Designer at Raise the Bar.

Good Morning my lovelies, I have the honour of being a Guest Designer at
 Raise the Bar  again this week!


The Challenge set at Raise the Bar this week is
" Pink, Silver, Ribbon & Tags"

Other Challenges for today's card are:

Anything Goes Challenge ~ To the one I love.
Hooked on Crafts ~ Something Bright.
Polka Doodles ~ Sketch.


CS ~ Core'dinations.
Glitter card ~ The Range.
Alpha's, Brad & Ribbon from stash.
Dies ~ Memory Box & Spellbinders.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Basic Grey Day.

Its been ages since I had a BasicGrey day, so today I dragged out my scraps for two challenge busting completely different cards.


Crazy4Challenges ~ Childs Birthday.
The Crafty Pad ~ One for the Boy's.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday ~ Sketch #138

One and Only Heart.

Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Baddabling.
Basic Grey Challenges ~ Favourite Things {Sweet Pea Stamps}{collection used Sugared}
Oldie But a Goodie ~ Have a Heart!
Anything Goes Challenge ~ To the One I love.
Papertake Weekly ~ Highlights {I've used white pen to use highlight her hair }
One Sweet Challenge ~ Favourite Technique {Colouring with Copic's} 


PP ~ BasicGrey "Archaic" & "Sugared"
Stamps ~ BasicGrey & Sweet Pea.
Die ~ Memory Box.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Glitter card ~ The Range.
Jute, Ribbon & Pin from stash.
Copic's , Stickles, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Distress Inks.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

ABC Day!

NO I haven't been learning the Alphabet ......
....I've been having a Anything But a Card Day!!

First is this quickie pair of bootee's 
for challenges at:

By The Cute & Girly ~ New Beginnings
Crafty Calender Challenge ~ New New's with Button's & Bows.

and next is for:

Marianne's Design Diva's ~ In with the New {Dies}
Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything But a Card with homemade embellishments.
The Pink Elephant ~ Photo Inspiration.

the inside is made with 5 1in x1in strips of foam covered with the gingham.


PP ~ Free with Simply Homemade.
Mariannes English Rose Dies, Spellbinders Foliage & Lacy Spiral Die.
Distress Inks & Crackle paint.
Pearls ~ Stampin Up!
Beaded wire ~ Hobby Craft. 
White Watercolour paint & Fabric from stash.

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 148 with The Stamp Fairy.

Its Tuesday so that means another fabulous sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches.
we have a new sponsor this week

The stamp Fairy have given a $10.00 gift voucher for their store for our lucky winner!

Here's this weeks sketch for you to play with......

.....and here is my make!

Other challenges for this card are:

Bunny Zoe Crafts ~ Photo Inspiration.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Valentine.
Stamptacular ~ Spots.
Cupcake ~ All you need is love!
Anything Goes Challenge ~ To the One I Love.
Marianne's Design Diva's ~ In with the New { Spellbinders rose Die}


PP ~ Prima "Jack & Jill"
CS ~ Coredinations.
Dies ~ Spellbinders & Mariannes.
Brad ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems's from my stash.

Now before I go I want to share this cushion made by my daughter Laurie.
Other than the Crocheted Bow which I made she had no help at all.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Use Beads.

This time at Crafty Cardmakers the challenge is hosted by Jack and our sponsor is 
The Stamp Man (and lady of course!)
and the prize is a fabulous £10.00.

also this time we have Di's Digi Downloads 
who are also giving this weeks winner a wonderful $10.00

This time the challenge is to Use Beads!!
It doesn't matter what you make as long as it has beads on it!

Today's other challenges are: 

Colour Create ~ Pink & Green.
Charisma Cardz ~ Clean & Simple
Totally Gorjuss ~ Welcome.
Allsorts ~ Needle & Pins.
Crafts & Me ~ Pins.
The Sweet Stop ~ Sketch # 142.
Hooked on Crafts ~ Something Bright.
Pollycrafts ~ Warm it Up!
Paper Sundaes ~ Paper Piecing.


PP& Digi Stamp ~ Pink Petticoat.
Ribbon, Pin's and Beads from my stash.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


I've been looking for excuse to use these stamps but not quite found the right challenge, sketch or occasion.
But these stamps fit this months sketch from Bombshell Stamps perfectly! 

Today's other challenges are:

Truly Scrumptious ~ Something Forgotten { DCWV Paper Pad}
Dream Valley ~ Animals.

PP ~ "Far East" DCWV.
Stamps ~ Bombshell.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Coloured with Copic's and stickles.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Get Your Bling On!!!

It is Sunday again and time for another Kenny K's Krafty girlz challenge

The Theme for this week is : 
Now don't we all like sparkly things 
Here are the great prizes you could win....

the amazing K - Design are giving the complete Simpley Grunge collection!

5 Digi Images of your choice from Kenny K's Downloads
We hope you can join us this week and come be sure to check back next week to see the great new release we have lined up for you :D

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ #191 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Now before I start.........

Who fancies being a Saturday Girl or Boy!

Sketch Saturday are currently looking for 3 new members to join our talented team.
Do you have a personal blog? Can you commit to making one card a week and leaving comments for some of our challenger? You can! Then there's no reason not to apply!!!

Please CLICK HERE for details!

At Sketch Saturday this week we are sponsored by one of our wonderful regular sponsors..

and the prize is a fabulous £10.00 gift voucher to spend in Nikki's shop.

Here is this weeks Sketch...

.......and here's my Saturday Make.

My Time to Craft ~ Favourite Embellishment {Pins}
Crafty Purple Frog & Anything Goes Challenge ~ Anything Goes.
Whimsy Inspiration ~ Brown & Blue.
 ABC Challenges ~ Happy Birthday.
Moving Along with the Times ~ Things with Wings.
Paper Play ~ Ribbons.
One Sweet Challenge  ~ Favourite Technique {Stamping & Colouring with Copic's}}
Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Baddabling.
Crafts & Me  & Allsorts ~ Needles/Pins


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamps ~ SU & Sweet Pea.
Dies ~ Nestabilities.
Ribbon ~ May Arts
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pins & Gem's from stash.
Coloured with Copics.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

新年快樂 {Happy New Year!!}


to my followers from or in China!

This coming Monday is the Chinese New Year and it's the Year of the Dragon.

Today's challenges are:

Rainbow Lady ~ Year of the Dragon.
Creative Card Crew ~ Seeing Red.
The Crafty Pad ~ Sparkly New Year.
Moving Along with the Times ~ Things with Wings.
Paper Cutz ~ Brand New Year.
The Sweetest Thing ~ Sketch #150


Image downloaded from freeweb.com
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Copic & Papermania Pens.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Pink Petticoat Parade and Sketch Saturday DT Call

Its been a while since I had a purely challenge me day and as you may see
 I've been shopping at Pink Petticoat! 
Please excuse the quality of the pictures the light doesn't seem to be very good today!!

Sincere Condolences.

Die Cut Dreams ~ Sympathy.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Monochromatic Blue.
Addicted to Stamps ~ January Blues.
Secret Crafter ~ Anything Goes with Blue.
The Cutie Pie~ Ribbon & Lace.
My Time To Craft ~ Favourite Embellishments {Pins}

New Baby!

The Sweet Stop ~ Sketch .
One Stop Crafts ~ Spots & Ribbon.
Creative Inspirations ~ Favourite Colour { Lime} & White.
Paper Pretties ~ Glitter.
Crafts & Me ~ Pins.

Welcome Little One!

The Pixie Cottage ~ Sketch #104 with Embossing.
Our Creative Corner ~ Paper Piecing {with no ribbon and one embellishment}.
Stamptacular ~ Texture


PP & Digital Stamps ~ Pink Petticoat.
Pearls, Pins, Ribbon & Lace from Stash.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Now before I go.........

Who fancies being a Saturday Girl or Boy!

Sketch Saturday are currently looking for 3 new members to join our talented team.
Do you have a personal blog? Can you commit to making one card a week and leaving comments for some of our challenger? You can! Then there's no reason not to apply!!!

Please CLICK HERE for details!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 147.

 We have a new sponsor this week at Inspirational Card Sketches
Dude Time Doodles is offering this weeks random winner a selection of digi stamps.

Here is this weeks sketch.

and here is my DT offering!

Today's challenges are:

Cards und More ~ Stripes & Pearls.
Incy Wincy ~ Bold & Bright.


PP ~ Prima.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Raffia from stash
Pearl ~ Stampin Up!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #190 with Simon Say's Stamp.

Good Evening all I'm a little behind this weekend.
Ive just made it back from Kent in time to get ready for work tonight but was hoping to do a little blogging before to no avail anyway I'm here now!
Dad is out of hospital now and on the road to recovery, espite a few set backs.
Thank you to everyone who sent their best wishes xxxxxxxxxxxx

Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this week at Sketch Saturday

and they are as generous as ever with this fabulous $25.00 gift voucher for this weeks winner.

Here's this weeks sketch.

Todays challenges are:

Digital Tuesday ~ Punch It Out!
Whimsy Inspirsations ~ Happy Birthday.
Charisma Cardz ~ Birthdays
Dutch Dare ~ For the Boys.
Card Crafters Circle & ABC Challenges ~ Happy Birthday.
Allsorts ~ Celebration of Nations.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Be a Star!


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Dies & Punches ~ Nestabilities & Stampin Up!
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Inkessentials White Gel Pen & Copic's.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Bow-dacious!

Well here I am. My first week as Team Leader for Team B at
its not a bit scary at all!!!

This weeks challenge is sponsored  by Kenny K Downloads 

Kenny K Downloads is giving this weeks winner the choice 5 digital stamps and

our second sponsor this week is Go Kreate are offering this fabulous stash of goodies.

This weeks Challenge is..........

so we would like you to create a Card/Project with Bows the bigger the better!

Here is my make.
I have used "Li'l Angel & Devil" from last weeks new release.

Why not pop over to
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz 
and see what the rest of Team B have made this week!
I have to say the girls have totally rocked this challenge!

The other challenges for my card include:

The Pink Elephant ~ Hearts.
Paper Play ~ In stitches.
Dream Valley  & Bearly Mine Designs ~ Anything Goes.
Really Reasonable Ribbons ~ Valentine.
Scrapology ~ Say it with ribbons.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat
Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K
CS ~ Coredinations.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
Gems ~ Papermania.
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated.