Monday, 30 April 2012


I thought I'd showcase another of the new Glam Gang 
releases form Kenny K Downloads today.
This young lady is called Fashionista, don't you just love her hair.
I think she the perfect image for funky young Mums & Ladies. 

Today's challenges are:

Stamptacular ~ Spring Bling.
The Pink Elephant ~ Springtime.
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes.
Crafty Ribbons ~ Yellow, Orange & Pink.
Moving Along With The Times ~ Gardens or Flower's.
Raise The Bar ~ Tropical Colours or Flower's.
Totally Papercrafts ~ Saturated Colours.
Basic Grey Challenges & One Stop Crafts ~ Recipe:1 image, 2 PP & Embellishments.
 { Ribbon, Flowers & Gems}
Sunday Stamp & Sketch ~ Sketch # 104.


PP ~ BasicGrey "Picadilly"
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Alpha's ~ Crate Paper
Ribbon  & Gems from stash.
Coloured with Copic's.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Anything Goes!

Thank you to everyone that took part in our "Pockets with Tags "challenge last week.

This week we have some fantastic new releases from the

to play with! They are fabulous but don't take my word for pop over and have a peek! Glam Gang New Realeases.

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

Our second sponsor is the amazing K-design

The prize from K- Design is a selection from their collection.

This weeks Theme is:

It's Every Ones favourite!!

Anything Goes!

I have chosen to use Jet Setter

Today's other challenges are:

Crafts & Me and Kaboodle Doodle ~ Emmbossing.
Mariannes Design Diva's ~ Pearls & Swirls.
Digital Tuesday ~ Winter Blues.
Truly Scrumptious ~ Distressing & Diecuts.
Creative Card Crew ~ Ribbon.
Paper Play ~ Monochrome & Ribbon.
Whimsy Inspirations ~ Distressing.
Papertake Weekly ~ Sketch.
Stamping for the weekend ~ Sparkle & Shine.
Copic Marker Europe ~ Monochrome.
One Stop Crafts ~ Recipe 1 image, 2 DP & 3 Embellies { Ribbon, Brads and Diecuts}


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads
PP ~ Pink Petticoat Large Snowflakes in Teal & Turquoise.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Brads ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Die's ~ Mariannes & Memory Box.
Ribbon from stash.
Coloured with Copic's.
{Skin E00,E21,E33.
Hair ~ E50,E51,E53 E47.
Top CG0 & CG1.
Eyes, Jacket & Suitcase BG01 BG 05
Jean's B95 B97
Boots & Suitcase B97 B99}

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ #205 with The Craft Barn.

Good morning and Happy Saturday ! What a dreary old week we've had. Personally 
I blame my husband James. He bought me a new rotary washing line 3 weeks ago and its rained every day since! Well today we are off to the Norfolk Game and Country Fair, we've never been before but Aiden seems very keen to go so in for a penny and all that, I just hope the weather cheer's up!!
This week at Sketch Saturday we are sponsored by one of our regulars The Craft Barn.

Here's this weeks sketch for you to have some fun with.

and here is my make!

Today's other challenges are:

Paper Pretties ~ Pink & Green.
Stamptacular ~ Loaded with Layer's.
Dream Valley ~  Earth Tones.


PP ~ Basic Grey Cappella.
Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Coloured with Copic's.
Gem's ~ Papermania.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

April Bombshell Hump Day!

It's the last Wednesday of the you know what that means! It's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! It's Alison, your official Hump Day Hottie, This mothe the theme is Bettie Page

If you are joining from the hop you should have come from
Laura's Blog if not nevermind there is a full list of all the participantson this months hop below. 

"On April 22, 1923, a star was born. A star that we all know. A star that, without her, Bombshell Stamps may not even exist (if I may be so presumptuous). Who is it? None other than Bettie Page. What better month to pay homage to the Pin-Up Queen herself than the month of her birth? So for this hop, I want you to give Ms. Page some love. Make a project, any type of project, using her as inspiration. There are thousands of images to view, lots of quotes she has said, and others have said about her. Here are some photos of Ms. Page."

So now that you've seen her...let's see what kind of inspiration the participants have gotten from Bettie Page! Here is the full list (did I mention 17?!) of hoppers.

You are HERE Susie

So get hopping! You have a lot of places to go, so don't waste a moment! Let's celebrate the beautiful and inspiring woman that is Bettie Page! Thank you to all of the participants, you really rocked my world this month! Have a fantastic day!

Today's challenges are:

Papercraft Star ~ Polka Dots.
Crafting for a Seasons ~ Anything but a card.
Creative Inspirations & Simon Say's Stamp ~ Anything Goes.
Polka Doodles ~ Red & White.

I've made my Bookmark using Girls Ruin Bombshell Stamp set and
Pink Petticoat papers with Bazzill cardstock.
Bettie is coloured with Copic's and the dots are made with a white gel pen.

Now to continue with the hop pop on over to see what
 Rachael (Etsy Ketsy) has been up to!
Don't forget to leave me some love to be in 
with a chance to win a prize!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Butterfly Pendant.

I enjoyed making the Cameo Necklace for this fortnights challenge of "Stamped Jewellery"at 
Fun with Shapes & More so I decided to play along again with a Necklace and Matching Gift Box to match the "Butterflies" card I made yesterday.

 I've use Spellbinder's Large Circles and Large Scalloped Circles and cut the base of the pendant from Core'dinations CS and some cardboard from a cereal packet to strengthen it a little. I stamped over the patterned paper with BasicGrey "Two Scoops" flourish stamp and then coated with Crackle accents for a vintage aged effect. Once dry I punched a hole through all layers and set an eyelet to secure the velvet ribbon. I then decorated with Rose's from Wild Orchid Crafts. I then punched out two butterflies and then stuck them together and covered with crackle accents before mounting onto base and finishing off with gems for the butterflies body.

Close up of Necklace.

 The base of the box is painted with "Black Soot" Distress Ink then covered with Crackle Accents, then decorated to match the necklace.

close up of box detail.

Other challenges these cover are:

Dare to be Sassy ~ Flower's and Flourishes.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Mother's Day or Flower's.
Fussy & Fancy ~ Punches & Dies.
Charisma Cardz ~ Shabby Chic.
Our Creative Corner ~ Butterflies.
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Favourite Technique {Stamping}
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Anything but a Card.


PP ~ Prima Botanicals.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Stamps ~ BasicGrey "Two Scoops"
Punches and Die's ~ Spellbinder's and Tonic Studio.
Gem's ~ Quixotic Paperie.
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
"Black Soot" Distress Ink 
Crackle Accents.
CS ~ Core'inations.
Box from local Garden Center.
An empty cereal packet.

Sunday, 22 April 2012


Well the lounge is finally decorated so we just need to sort the trimmings now, 
curtains and pictures to buy and hang the its onto the kitchen!!

Today's challenges are: 

Mojo Monday ~  Sketch #237.
PaperCraft Journey ~ 3 or more Pattern Papers.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Black Card Stock.
Our Creative Corners ~ Butterflies.

OCC also asks us to say why we like Butterflies. For me Butterflies are the purest symbol of beauty and delicacy. You truly know summer is here when the Butterflies are in flight!


PP ~ Prima "Botanicals"
Puches & Dies ~ SU, Tonic Studios & Spellbinders.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem's ~ Quixotix Paperie.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Pockets with Tags!

Good morning all and Thank you for playing along with last weeks Recipe Challenge.

 Our prize from Kenny K Downloads is 5 digi's of the winners choice

and this weeks winner will also receive a Bundle of lovely stuff from

This week our challenge theme is:
Pockets with Tags
We would like to see you make a Pocket card.

 Today's other challenges are:

Daring Card Makers ~ Tag You're It!
Basic Grey Challenges ~ Spring Colours.{Picadilly Paper Pad.}
Papertake Weekly ~ A Stitch In Time. 

Daring Card Makers have a most wonderful prize on offer too from Tea House Bridge.


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
Stamps ~ SU!
PP ~ BasicGrey "Picadilly".
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Twine ~ Jelly Bean Soup.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Button,Lace and Ribbon from stash.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 204 with Page's of Memories.

At Sketch Saturday this week we have a new sponsor
Page's of Memories

They have some fabulous goodies in store and a pretty neat monthly kit too!
Our prize for the winner of this weeks prize will receive their choice of 2 Nikki & Friends Stamps 

Here is this weeks sketch I hope you enjoy playing along!

Today's other challenges are:

Dream Valley ~ Earth Colours.
Stamptacular ~ Anything Goes.
My Time To Craft ~ Fairy Nice.
Crafts & Me ~ Vintage.
 Papertake Weekly ~ A Stitch In Time.
Card Crafters Circle ~ In Stitches.
Digital Tuesday ~ Distressed.
Oldie But A Goodie ~ On the Farm or in the Garden!
 {I'm alway's seeing Rabbits everywhere!!!I'm not mad I just spend a lot time outside in the dark!!!
 My Oldie is the BG Paper Pad}
Incy Wincy ~ Digi's only!.
PollyCraft ~ Cute Critters


PP ~ Basic Grey Cappela.
Digi Stamp ~ Crafts & Me.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Lace & Gems from stash.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Bargain Boxes!

I found some fabulous Balsa wood boxes at my local Garden Center yesterday, 2 nesting boxes for just 99p! Absolute bargain so I bought loads, well you never know when you might need one.

Tiny Dancer

Wild Orchid Challenges ~ Spring is in the air.
Crafts & Me ~ Vintage.
Crafty Ribbons ~ Things with Wings

Creep me out!

ThroughThe Craftroom Door ~ Favourite Techinque. {Stamping.}
Crafting for All Seasons ~ Anything But a Card.


PP ~ Free with Simply Homemade.
Ribbon & Beads from stash.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Cameo ~ Websters Pages.
UTEE Clear & Heat It Up! Sliver
Distress Inks ~ Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone.
Stamps ~ BasicGrey.
Perfect Pearls {under beads}
Butterfly Punch ~ SU!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Raindrops keep falling on my head.........

We popped out in the car this morning and while it was quite nice listening to Jeremy Vine playing "Raindrops Keep falling on my head" and singing along, much to James' amusement I can't say I'm too impressed with the constant real wet stuff pitter pattering on my craftroom roof. Its not so bad in the summer when its hot but its just so cold, I've had to put the heater back on!!! 

Michael and his train.

Secret Crafter ~ Male Card.
Here Come the Boys ~ Tiddly Peeps.
Our Creative Corner ~ Boy's and their toy's!
Addicted to Stamps ~ Birthday's.

This one is for my Nephew who takes his 'Thomas the Tank' to bed every night!

April Shower's!

Scrapology &  The Saturated Canary ~ April Showers.
Basic Grey Challenges ~ Spring Colours.
Stampavie & More ~ Spring.
Paper Pretties ~ Girls Card.
Allsorts ~ Buttons & Thread.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Buttons.
Bunny Zoe Crafts ~ Ribbon & Twine
Dutch Dare ~ Buttons & Bows.
The Crafty Pad ~ Bounty of Buttons { more than 3 buttons the little flower is a button too!}
One Stop Crafts ~ Three Circles.
Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch.


PP ~ BasicGrey "Picadilly" & "Oliver"
Digi Stamps ~ The Saturated Canary & Sugar Nellie.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Lace, Buttons, Ribbon and flower button from stash.
Twine ~ Jelly Bean Soup
Tom Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Calico Studio ~ Number '3'

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cameo Necklace.

The challenge at Fun with Shapes this fortnight is to create a piece of 
jewelery using Stamps & Spellbinders Die-cuts.

I've used Large Scalloped and large ovals to create a three layered Cameo base with  cardboard from inside a boarded envelope and core'dinations white and black card. I stamped the Cameo image onto the smallest oval of the three then allowed the ink to dry before coating with pva and sprinkled with Frantage silver glass glitter. I then coated the whole of the front with Anita's 3D Gloss embossing liquid and sprinkled a little more glass glitter on top. after alowing this to dry completely I then repeated this for the back. When both sides were comepletely dry I punched a whole for the velvet ribbon with my Crop-a-dile and added a few Wild Orchid Crafts Rose's adhering with the embossing liquid. 

Today's other challenges my necklace cover are:

Rainbow Lady ~ Vintage.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Bling.
& Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ Anything Goes.
Really Reasonable Ribbons ~ Black & White plus 1 other.
City Crafter ~ Hint of Pink.
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Recycle, Re-use & Re-new.

Also Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent,  who also have a bonus question which is.........
What’s the strangest thing you have been hoarding for the
purpose of using it in your art and how do you plan to use it?

My Answer is:
Bubble wrap to use for a painting technique.


Die's ~ Spellbinder's.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Stamps ~ Scrapagogo.
Glitter ~ Stampendous Frantage.
CS ~ Coredinations and inside a boarded envelope.
Momento Ink.
Velvet Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
Embossing Liquid ~ Anita's

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Recipe!

Good morning all! It's time for another challenge from
Thank you to everyone who played along with "Diamond" last week.
 We had some wonderful entries!

This week our sponsors are Kenny K Downloads with a prize of 5 digi's of the winner's choice

and this week the winner will also receive from K-Design,

their choice of some amazing digital papers.

This weeks theme is:

Recipe,1image, 2 paper's and 3 different embellishments

So why not hop on over and join in the fun with the Krafty Girlz!!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 203 with Simon Say's stamp.

Simon Say's Stamp is this weeks sponsor at Sketch Saturday

and as generous as ever our prize is a fabulous £25.00 gift voucher.

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

Here's my make.

As you can see my card for this weeks sketch is so appropriate for this weeks weather!!
We've had nothing but rain this week!

Today's other challenges are:

Paper Sundaes ~ Lace & Diecut's.
Oldie but a Goodie {lace} , Papertake Weekly & The Saturated Canary ~ April Showers.
Papercraft Star ~ Umberella.
PaperCraft Journey ~ 3 or more Patterned Papers.
Paper Pretties ~ 2 or more Pattern Papers.


Digi Stamp ~ The Saturated Canary.
Stamp ~ SU!
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Lace from stash is my oldie!
Coloured with Copic's.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Recycled Birthday!

Here is my first DT make for Sweet Pea Stampers.

The theme of this fortnights challenge is:

Recycled Birthday
we would like you to make a birthday card with something you have recycled.

My card is made using fabric & lace from an old dress that was beyond repair!

Today's other challenges are:

Sketch ~ Totally Gorjuss.
Paper Pretties ~ Lots of Layers.
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Anything Goes.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Flower's.
Delightful Challenges ~ Stitching.
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. ~ Anything Goes.

Also Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent,  who also have a bonus question which is.........
What’s the strangest thing you have been hoarding for the
purpose of using it in your art and how do you plan to use it?

My Answer is:
Bubble wrap to use for a painting technique.

Stamps ~ Sweet Pea Stampers & Stampin Up!.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem's from stash.
Coloured with Copic's & Stickles.
Fabric & Lace ~ recycled dress. 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Bombshells Ms April's Pin-up Challenge!

Its Ms April's aka Teresa turn to set the challenge at Bombshell Stamps this month and she has  chosen
"Altered Ego"

So I took one very plain paper suitcase

and covered it in girly prettiness! 

I've used "Love & Luck" stamp set from Bomshell Stamps.

If you would like to play along at the Bombshell Forum you can find the thread  HERE.

Today's other challenges are:

Dream Valley ~ Wedding/Love.
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Things with Wings.
PaperCrafting Journey ~ Photo Inspiration.
Oozak & Just Keep On Creating ~ Anything Goes.

Other Ingredients include,Suitcase from Samuel Taylors, PP from Free Vintage digital Stamps, Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ranger "Rock Candy" Crackle paint and "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink.

Bombshell Stamps Sketch April '12.

I thought it was about time I told you all my news.
 I'm pleased to announce that I have been chosen as Ms July for Bombshell Stamps Design Team.
My first make for my 6 month term is using this months sketch from Kathi.
If you would like to play along with this sketch on the 
Bombshell forum, you can post your make HERE
Or you can play along on the Bombshell Blog HERE!

Today's other challenges are:

The Crafty Pad ~ Die-Licious.


Stamps ~ "Man's Ruin" Bombshell Stamps
Ink ~ Momento and Distress Ink.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Dies ~ Spellbinders.
Coloured with copic's
Glossy Accents.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Diamonds.

Good Morning all, The Krafty Girlz are back with with another challenge for you. 
Thank you to all who played along with  April Fools last week.
 This week Kenny K Downloads is our sponsor is giving 5 digi stamps for our winner. 

also we have Marianne Design

with this wonderful prize. I love these stamps, their so cute!

This weeks theme is:


Today's other challenges are:

Dream Valley ~ Weddings.
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes with Monochrome.
Paper Pretties ~ Monochrome.


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K "Happy Couple"
PP ~ BasicGrey "Little Black Dress."
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem ~ Anita's
Coloured with Copic Pen's & Stickles.