Wednesday, 30 May 2012

May Bombshell Hump Day!

Hump Day Hop! This month, our theme is Celebrations of May. May has a lot of fun, interesting and sometimes bizarre holidays. So the challenge was to pick one of these holidays, and make a project out of it! We have a fabulous list of stops for you to hop to this month, so let's get this party started! Here is the full hop list.


So here is my card, I chose International Nurses Day which was 12th May, I had to really after all I am one!!

I've used Bombshell Angel  and "To The Rescue" Digital stamps.
Pink Petticoat papers and Core'dinations CS.

So now it's time to get hoppin'! Enjoy! And please be sure to check out the June Hump Day Hop theme, in the forum on the 1st June.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Ribbons.

Thank you to everyone that took part in our "Paper Piecing" challenge last week.

We have some fantastic new releases from 

to share with you this week!

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

Our theme for this week is :
and the more the merrier!!

I've used white satin ribbon to outline the red stripes.
Today's challenges are:

Craft your Days Away & Papertake Weekly~ Red white and Blue.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Something New ( New Release Digi)
Make it Monday & Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes.
Glitter Geeks ~ Diamond Jubilee.
Dare to be Sassy ~ Hats ( I think a crown is classed as a posh hat!!)


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP & Crown ~ Pink  Petticoat.
Dies ~ Whimsy.
Gems from stash.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Now pop on over to the Krafty Girlz and see what they have done with the other New Releases

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sketch Saturday Design Team Call

Would you like to be a Saturday Girl.... 
...or maybe even a Saturday Boy?

We are looking for some new design team members to join Sketch Saturday! :)
Initially on a 3 month trial, with a view to a permanent position we hope.

What is required:

You MUST have your own personal blog and be prepared to post each week.

You must be able to make a card each week, and upload it before midnight (UK time) on the Friday before the challenge goes live.
You will get the sketches well in advance, so you will have plenty of time to create.
You can use any craft materials you like to make your DT work (except copyright protected images of course),
The only 'rule' is that you stick as close as possible to the sketch, but of course artisitc licence plays a part and is welcomed, you don't have to be 'spot on' but the sketch design needs to be recognised within your work.
You must post about our challenge on your own blog each week, leaving links to SS and to our sponsors on all posts.

You must be prepared to leave comments for challengers, currently 1 challenger in every 10, although you are of course allowed to leave comments for more should you have the time to do so.

You will be expected to take a turn hosting a DT week.
DT weeks are the first Saturday of each month, when it's your turn, we want you to make your own sketch for the challenge, arrange a sponsor, and arrange the guest designer (GD) too. You will be expected to type up the post for this week.
DT week is only for one week, but your GD will be with us for the whole month, so would be expected to make a card for each Saturday in the month that you are DT host. You are responsible for uploading your GD's cards each week before the deadline.
You must also type up the winners post the following week after your DT week, and arrange for your winner to receive their prize from your sponsor.

Sketch Saturday is a challenge blog like any other, and we are happy for our DT to be members of other challenge blog DTs too.
We expect ALL of our DT members to treat SS with the same respect as others.
If you are currently on other DTs then please apply to join us if you want to be a part of our team too, however, if it is going to be a problem for you to make a card for us if you have deadlines and/or rules from other DTs to keep to, then please do not apply if there is a possibilty that SS could be pushed to one side so that you can make your card for another challenge blog instead.
It's only fair to the other SS DT members.
Saying that, real life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes, and if you need time out from all crafting for a while, that's no problem, we will cover your commenting while you take a break.

If you would like to join Sketch Saturday, please email myself (Susie) at
with THREE of what you consider to be your favourite card/projects to date as well as telling us a little bit about you as a crafter. 
Please don't send just photos, we need to see the individual BLOG POSTS
But no more than 3 please.
DO NOT just give us your blog address, we can look through your blogs anyway, we only want specific blog posts please.
Please ensure your email has SSDT in the subject line
 to ensure our application doesn't get lost in spam. 

Deadline for applications is 26th May 2012, if selected you will be notified by 2nd June 2012, as we would like you to make your first DT card/project for challenge #212 - 16th June 2012.
We look forward to receiving your emails! :)

Sketch Saturday #209 with The Craft Barn.

Happy Saturday everyone and what a beautiful day it is too, this is our third day of glorious sunshine in a row here in Norwich and I think we're feeling very spoilt and are all left wondering how long it could last!!!
Happy 4th Birthday Sketch Saturday!
and to celebrate we have extra suprize goodies.
so leave a comment below and one winner will be drawn at random next friday and will be  announced on the Sketch Saturday blog next Saturday morning!

This week at Sketch Saturday we have our wonderful The Craft Barn
back with us, this weeks prize is a fabulous £10,00 to spend at The Craft Barn store

Here is this weeks sketch!

Today's card is for challenges at :

Papertake Weekly ~ Red White & Blue.
Paper Pretties ~ Bold & Bright.
Charisma Cardz ~ No Flowers.
Papercrafting Journey ~ Anything for the Kids.
Crafting Your Day's Away ~ Red White & Blue.


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP  ~ Free from magazine.
Dies & Punches ~ Spellbinders and SU!
Gems from stash.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Now for my candy!
For one lucky winner I have
a couple of yummy stamps, 3 bunches for gorgeous blooms, a bag of ribbons and lace
a box of felt flowers and some super BasicGrey embellies.

Don't forget to leave a comment about anything you like to be in with a chance of winning the candy!xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Paper Piecing.

Good morning all and Thank you for playing along with last weeks "No Designer Paper" Challenge.

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

and this weeks winner will also receive this prize from K-Design 

This week our challenge theme is:
Paper Piecing.

We would like to see you Paper piece your favourite Kenny K character.

Today's other challenges are:

Stampavie and More ~ For a Boy!
Dare to be Sassy ~ Use 3 {Patterned Paper's}
Southern Girls ~ About the Boy's.
Dude Time Doodles ~ Male Birthday Card.
Joanna Sheen Challenges ~ Happy Birthday.


Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Bazzill.
Jute from stash.
Coloured with Copic's. 

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Sketch Saturday #208 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Good Morning all and Happy Saturday to you!
We have another Fab sketch for you this week but before the sketch our Sponsor this week is the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts 

Nikki is giving this weeks winner a equally lovely £10.00 gift voucher to her online store.
Thank you Nikki. x

So here is this weeks sketch 

and here's my card. 
Today's other challenges are:


Digi Stamp ~ Crafts & Me.
PP ~ Basic Grey "Cappella"
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Ribbon & Lace from stash.
Coloured with Copic's

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ No DP!

Thank you to everyone that took part in our "Tulle" challenge last week.

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.
and from Crafty Emma's Store is a fabulous gift voucher  too!

This weeks Theme is:

No DP!!

You can use whatever you like but no designer papers!
Pop over and see what the Krafty Girlz have made this week!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sketch Saturday # 207 with Simon Say's Stamp.

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

Do you fancy becoming a Saturday Girl or Boy!

Sketch Saturday are currently looking for some 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 challengers?
You can! 
Then there's no reason not to apply!!!

Please CLICK HERE for details!

This weeks sponsor is the every generous  Simon Say's Stamp

and the prize is a Whopping $25.00 to spend
 at the Simon Say's Stamp store.

I love the angles on this weeks sketch so fun and funky!

 Sarah-Lousie's { AKA Tiggertastic} is our Super Fantastic  Guest DT for this month. Don't forget to pop over to her blog and show some love, Her card is nothing less than spectacular!

And here is my make for this week.


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ BasicGrey " Hopskotch"
Alpha's ~ Echo Park.
Flower's & Gem's free with magazine.
Coloured with Copic's.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers ~ Flower Power.

Today's card is this months DT card for Sweet Pea Stampers.
The challenge this month is a nice and easy one

Flower Power

Other challenges for my card are:

The Crafty Pad ~ Girly Girls.
Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ Favourite Stamp.
Crafts & Me ~ Punches & Dies.
Whimsy Inspiration ~ Make It Pop/Add some dimmention.
Papercraft Star ~ Use a Stamp.


PP ~ Basic Grey.
Stamps ~ Sweet Pea Stamps & All Night Media.
Pearls ~ Quixotic Paperie.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Coloured with Copic's.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

♥♥ Mother's and Son's ♥♥

We British Mum/Mams have had our Mother's Day but I know that the Mom's across the ocean are looking forward to their's very soon!

Challenges for my Mother's Day card are:

Whiff of Joy ~ Tic Tac Toe { Die & Punches, Pearls and Flower's}
Oldie But a Goodie ~ Die's & Punches { My oldie is the Stamp}
Fussy & Fancy ~ Butterflies Ribbon & Punches.
 & The Pink Elephant ~ Mother's Day.
Crazy4Challenges ~ Gardening/Outdoors.
Elizabeth Bells World ~ Spring with lots of Flower's.
By The Cute & Girly ~ Spring is in the Air.
Oozak ~ Spring Colour's.


Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy.
PP ~ Basic Grey. Picadilly
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Punch & Dies ~ Spellbinder's and Tonic Studio.
Alpha's ~ Pink Paislee.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Pearls form the stash.

Next is a book mark I've made for Aiden.
He is an avid Norwich City Fan so it had to be Yellow and Green!!

The Challenges for my book mark are:

Here Come the Boys ~ Hobbies.
Crafting Your Day's Away ~ Just for Children.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat {New Leaf Stripe over Sunshine solid PP}
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Wobble Action Spring { Under the Ball.} 

Bombshell Ms May's Pin-Up Challenge

This month challenge is chosen by Ms May {aka  Jennie }
and is a game of Tic Tac Toe.

I chose the right hand vertical line with Pins, Rose's & Red.

Today's other challenges are:

Paper Play ~ Stamps Pins & Pearls.
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Favourite Embellishments { Roses & Pins}
Polka Doodles ~ Distressing.
Craft Your Passion ~ Torn and distressed edges.
Incy Wincy ~ Spots & Dots.
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes.


Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps . Bombshell Angel, Roses Portrait and Love & Luck 
PP ~ Pink Petticoat,
Net ~ Websters Pages.
Pearl Hearts ~ ebay
Metal Rose {in her hair} ~ Making Memories.
Distress Inks ~ Gathered Twig & Vintage Photo.
Roses & Pins ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~ Coredinations.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bombshell Stamps Sketch May '12

Good Afternoon all I'm back with my second post for today with this months sketch from Kathi at Bombshell Stamps.

Here is my take on this months Sketch, which I flipped up-side down.

Today's other challenges are:

Polka Doodles ~ Distressing
Hiding in my Craftroom ~ Black & White plus One.


PP ~ Stampin Up and Pink Petticoat.
Coloured with Copic's and Promarker's.
Twinklets Diamond Dust.
Black Soot Distress Ink.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Tulle!

Good morning all and Thank you for playing along with last weeks "Anything Goes!" Challenge.

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

and this weeks winner will also receive a wonderful prize from

For more information on new releases from Marianne Design please follow them on

This week our challenge theme is:
Tulle {net, gauze or cheesecloth}
We would like to see you make a project using Tulle,net, gauze or cheesecloth!

For my card for this weeks challenge I have used Sweet Melissa
Today's other challenges are:

Sketch N Stash ~ Sketch #86.
The Naughty Step and Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes.
Really Reasonable Ribbons ~ Mother's Day/Feminine. 
Dream Valley ~ Special Lady.
The Crafty Pad ~ Girly Girls



Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
Flower's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems from stash.
Tulle ~ Webster's Pages.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sketch Saturday ~ # 206 My DT week with Kenny K Downloads.

Good Morning All Its my turn to host the sketch at Sketch Saturday this week and
 Kenny K has kindly agreed to sponsor  me.

Kenny K Digi and Rubber stamps are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!

The Creator, the artist, the man: KennyK is a NYC born professional illustrator who bought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pin-up babes, sweet 'n' sassy girls, coo; rocking dudes, kids stuff, retro characters and more at KennyK Downloads

This week the prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi stamps

So here's my sketch, flip it  rotate it and embellish it as you like but have fun!

Sarah-Louise {aka Tiggertastic } has kindly agreed to be our Guest Designer for this month.
 Sarah-Louise never ceases to amaze me with her gorgeous makes,
so why not pop over and see her gorgeous card !

And here is what I did!

The other challenges for my card are:

The Naughty Step and Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes.
Hooked on Crafts and Paper Pretties ~ Flower's.
Craft Us Crazy ~ Favourite Stamp Company{ Kenny K my favourite digital stamp company}


Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Basic Grey Picadilly.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Coloured with Copic's.

Now why not pop over to Sketch Saturday and show the rest of the Saturday girls some love

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Glamour Puss!

OK so this one looked better in my head than it does on paper! 
 I still think it has a special kind of Funniness or maybe weirdness and is perfect for a teen girl.
In fact the more I look at it the more I smile!

The challenges for my glamour puss are:

Crazy4Challenges ~ Paper Piecing.
Craft Your Day's Away ~ Just for Children.
Creative Inspirations ~ Animal Antic's.
Whimsy Inspirations ~Spots & Dots { I hope Leopard spots count!}


Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Gem's ~ Free with mag.
Computer generated sentiment.
CS ~ Bazzill 
Coloured with Copic's.


Please believe me when I say I'm not at all obsessed {Much!} with these new releases from

at Kenny K Downloads neither am I getting paid! LOL 
Today I've used "Oh No You Didn't!"

Today's card is for challenges at:

Charisma Cardz ~ Black & White plus one other colour!
Card Crafter's Circle ~ Lace & Pearls.
Paper Sundaes ~ Ribbon & Pearls.
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes with Lace.
Crafts & Me ~ Favourite colour combo { I love Black & white Plus ones!}


Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Flower's and Pearls ~ Stampin Up!
Ribbon and Lace form stash.
Coloured with Copic's.