Sunday, 30 September 2012

Potty For Pen Pots!!

I don't usually worry about the tidiness of MY SPACE as its just that and I'm the only one who needs to find what I'm looking for but with the soon to arrive Spectrum Noir pen collection to add to my table I needed to make a little space and decided there was no longer room for the assorted decorated pots.

 So I made this instead!!  

 No It's no toilet roll tubes but a parcel tube which I have cut down into
12cm sections, I had to use a Hack saw which was a bit scary with Aiden holding one end still!! 
I then glued the sections together then painted inside & out with white acrylic paint. 
I have decorated with Prima "Alla" paper's and added ribbon, lace from my stash.
I've topped my pen holder off with a few flower's from Wild Orchid Crafts 
and a Marianne Design die cut Butterfly 


And as you can see a much neater Craft table!!

Today's challenges are:

Crafting for All Seasons ~ Thing's with Wings!
Paper Play ~ Flower's & Lace.
Inspire Me Friday  ~ Anything Goes!
Craft My Life ~ Anything but a Card/Scrapbook page.

New Followers Candy!


Today over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew we have a fabulous chance for 10 Brand New followers to win and super 5 Digi Stamps from Kenny K Downloads and all you have to do is follow the Kenny K's Krafty Krew  blog and leave a link to you blog in the linky .


The 10 winner's will be picked at random and announced on Sunday  14th October 2012 on the Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog!
Good Luck Everyone!!!
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Natalie & Amy's Challenge ~ Blinging Birthday's!


Good morning and it's time for a new Challenge at Natalie & Amy's 

This month the theme is......

Blinging Birthday's!

the priize this month is a fabulous £15.00 gift voucher for the

 Natalie & Amy online shop!


Today's other challenges are:

My Time to Craft ~ Transport.
Stampavie & More ~ Sparkling.
Whimsy Inspirations, Hiding in my Craftroom ~ Anything Goes
Stamptacular ~ It's your Birthday.


I have also used Stickles and a sewing machine.

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #113 No Squares Allowed.

Good morning all and welcome to another Super Sunday challenge for
Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Hey Fruity!" challenge  

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But first this week I have some FANTASTIC NEWS!!!
Kenny K Downloads is having a SALE!!!


For just one week you can get a Whopping 
30% off all Digital Stamps with this 

 coupon code: PREHOLI

So now's the perfect time to nip over and grab some bargains

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This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


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

And our second sponsor is 

Niki at Being Scrappy

This weeks prize is a choice of 5 Copic Caio Pens or £12.50 gift voucher for her online store

Our theme this week is:

No Squares Allowed!

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as its not Square!!.


Today's other challenges are:

Crafty Ribbons ~ Anyting But a Square..
Craft Us CrazyCity Crafters  & Blogger's ~ Halloween.
Delightful Challenges ~ Orange, Green & Purple.
Copic Marker Eurpore ~ Halloween.

Ingredients:

Digital Stamps ~ Kenny K DOwnloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Ribbon ~ Ribbon Oasis.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Distress Inks & Copic Pens.

Paper bags from eBay.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

****Birthday Super Star! ****

It's been really nice having this week of work. 
I've actually managed a couple of Non DT cards so I've had a chance to play along with a few more challenges too!!

Today's challenges are:

Charisma Cardz ~ Something for The Guy's.
Southern Girls ~ Spots & Stripes.
The Sisterhood Of Crafter's ~ Happy Birthday.
Wobble Wednesday ~ Let's Polka
Tuesday Morning Sketch ~ Sketch #165 


Ingredients:

Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Wobble Action Spring (Under Image)
Tape and Machine ~ Around the Block.
Brads ~ Papermania.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Coloured with Copic's.

Sketch Saturday #227 with The Craft Barn.

This week its the turn of The Craft Barn to sponsor the super prize over at
Sketch Saturday!



"We are a UK business selling a wide range of craft supplies including stamps, dies and embossing folders, punches, an extensive range of items to alter and decorate and much more for your scrapbooking and card making projects. We are committed to providing the best, most up to date craft products at great prices, coupled with first class service.



We have over 10,000 products, some of the leading brands that we stock include: Sizzix, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Crafty Individuals, Katzelkraft, Crafts Too, DecoArt, Copic, Viva D├ęcor, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Impression Obsession, Tando Creative, Marianne D and Cosmic Shimmer to name but a few. We are constantly adding new products to our range of craft supplies so be sure to add us to your browser favourites so you can pop back and see us."


The Craft Barn offer a wide range of goodies for all crafters from all things 'Cuttlebug' to grunge paper, from cottage cutz dies to cosmic shimmers, then there's your essentials like cardstock and papers and adhesives.

Not forgetting their HUGE stock of clear and rubber stamps to tantalise you!

There really is something for everyone :)


For all the latest products that have been added to the site PLEASE CLICK HERE

LATEST NEWS from The Craft Barn!...

EXTRAVAGANZA 2012
Click here for details and booking 
of workshops and masterclasses
Click here for the amazing list of free demonstrations

If you do have the opportunity to go, then please do. This is a very popular event, and very worthwhile, you may pick up some crafting tips and meet up with fellow crafters too
And of course you will be able to see the full range of wonderful products available in store.

This weeks challenge winner will receive a generous gift voucher from The Craft Barn, HUGE thanks Sandy!

                         This weeks prize is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in The Craft Barn Store.

So on with the Sketch!


Today's other challenges are:

Teddy Bo & Whimsy Inspirations ~ Anything Goes!
Addicted to Stamps ~ Autumn Colours
Everybody Art ~ Autumn.
 Craft Us CrazyCity Crafters  & Blogger's ~ Halloween.
Paper Pretties ~ Fall Inspired.


Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Teddy Bo
PP & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~Coredinations.
Leaf ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Chevron Crazy Too!

I though I'd jump onto the band wagon and have a go at being trendy!! How could anyone resist these perfect paper's from Pink Petticoat. I bought mine a few weeks ago but they are still on offer


Today's challenges are:

The Pink Elephant & DCM ~ Chevron's.
Craft Your Passion & Our Craft Lounge ~ Button's & Bow's.
Raise The Bar ~Lavender & Grey.

Ingredients:

PP & Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat. 
(Chevron's & Herringbone in Silver Cloud & Dusted Lavender)
Tulips ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Card Blank, Gem's & Twine ~ Natalie & Amy's.
Ribbon & Button from Stash.
CS ~ Coredinations & Papermania.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Ellis' Birthday Cake!


It seem's to have been a while since I did some baking but with Ellis' 17th Birthday earlier this week I'd be ashamed of my-self if I bought one and I think she may have been a little disappointed!


It's two layers of lemon sponge filled with Vanilla butter cream and Lemon Curd, covered with Lemon butter cream and more Vanilla butter cream to ice the flower's, topped off with white sugar pearls!

I've got some really cool sweet treats lined up for Halloween this year so if you enjoy baking too look out for those!



Autumn Leaves.

Autumn is really here now and looking as gorgeous as ever, I love these crisp morning's and afternoon sun. We have been very lucky in Norfolk to have missed the awful weather that I know so many people are having to deal with at the moment.

On today's card I have made some fabulous leaf embellishments using Stamp 'n' Bond
 embossing powder and foil. Its a simple but effective technique.
 I coated a 10cm square piece of dark green card in Versa Mark ink and then covered with Stamp 'n' Bond, heated and then I took pieces of crumpled up foil and pressed onto the embossing powder. You may need to reheat between colours as it can loose its tackiness sometimes. Once dried completely I punched out several leaves and arranged them around the image to make a frame.

Today's challenges are: 

One Sweet Challenge ~ Fall Colours
Really Reasonable Ribbons ~ Autumn Colours.
Mariannes Design Diva's ~ Stamp Something.
My Craft Spot ~ Falling Leaves.
Diva's By Design ~ Fairies & Fantasy.
Sweet Stamping ~ How Charming.
CRAFT ~ Make your own Embellishments


Ingredients:

Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
PP ~ Basic Grey "Indian Summer"
CS ~ Coredinations. 
Ribbon, foil & Charm ~ Stash.
Leaf Punch ~ Woodware.
Stamp n Bond Embossing powder.
Versamark Ink Pad.
Copic's

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

September Bombshell Hump Day!




Its September Blog Hop Time!!! 

If you are on track you should have come from
Rachaels Blog 
(if not don't worry the list is below)
Who's ready to find out the latest theme for the Bombshell Stamps Hump day Hop? Last month, it was all about the boys...well this month, in anticipation of October, the theme is "Let's Hear it for the Girls!" This theme is a little more specific then last month's though. I want you to create a card or project that could be sent to someone during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So let's all Think Pink!

You can go with a pink card, Girl Power, use the infamous pink ribbon symbol, etc. But we want to worship  those ladies that are fighting (or have fought) for their lives.

You are Here: Susie 

Please be sure to show everyone some love! We will have the new hop theme on the forum on October 1st. Happy Hopping!

Here is my card.
I think I went as girlie as I possible could!!


Today's other challenges are:

Crafty Ribbons ~ Vintage.
Moving Along With The Times ~ Girlie Prim & Proper.
Stamping for the Weekend ~ Feeling Floral
Card Crafter's Circle ~ Ribbon & Roses.
Crafty Card Maker's ~ Stitching & Lace.
The Crafty Place & Stamptacular ~ Bling It On!
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Stitching.
Digital Tuesday ~ Say it with Flowers!
Papertake Weekly ~ Sketch #72.

Ingredients:

Stamp's & Digi Stamp ~ Bombshell Stamps "Bombshell Angel "& " Evening Bombshell"
PP ~ Prima " Sparkling Spring"
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
beaded Wire ~ Hobbycraft.
Gem ~ Natalie & Amy's.
Lace and Ribbon from eBay.

Now it's time to see what 
has been up to!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Lucky Lady!

Good afternoon, welcome to a very dreary Norfolk evening.........Woah it's grim out there! Winter is truly upon us because this doesn't feel like Autumn. Lets hope this card brightens things up a bit!!

Today's challenges are:

Southern Girls ~ Well Bing Bling!!
The Crafty Pad, Polka Doodles, & Allsorts ~ Inspired by a song "Going to the Chapel"
 The Deconstruted Sketch ~ Sketch  #70 
Card Crafter's Circle ~ Ribbon and Roses. 
Stamping for the Weekend ~ Feeling Floral.
Make It Monday & Love to Create ~ Anything Goes!


Ingredients:

Stamps ~ Bombshell Stamps "Lucky Bride" set 
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Rose's ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Beaded Wire ~ Hobbycraft.
Gem's  from Stash.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #112 Hey Fruity!



Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks
 "Black & White +1" challenge  
This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


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

And our second sponsor is 
Crafty Ribbons


Our theme this week is:

Hey Fruity

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as its got some fruit on it somewhere or fruity Colours!!

Today's other challenges are:

Inspire Me Friday & Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes!
Paper Pretties ~ Use Ribbon.
Kaboodle Doodles, Totally Papercrafts & CRAFT ~ For a Child.
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Beauty of Leaves.
Papercraft Journey ~ Use a Sentiment.



Ingredients:

Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
Sentiment ~ Little Musing's.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Fish with Splodges.

This months Bombshell Pin-Up challenge is set by Miss September aka Lizzie Oakley and the challenge is 

Paint Splatter's !

You too can play along over at either the Bombshell Blog or the Forum.

 I really took my time thinking about this one and have to say I was struggling but as soon as I looked at my Lotus garden stamps from  Bombshell Stamps  it came to me " Water" "Watercolour" DOH!!!! I soaked a piece of watercolour paper through with water and produced a colour wash with the Cerulean blue the made splodges with Vermilion, & Ultramarine on their own and mixed. 

Anyway talking of fishes anyone else out there hooked on the Fish With Attitude  App Game???
I'm so excited I got a Fairy fish yesterday!! { Now I really do sound sad!!!}


Today's other challenges are:

Paper Pretties ~ No Patterned Paper.
Stampavie & More ~ Sparkling.

Ingredients:

Watercolour paper & Paints from stash.
Stickles & Copic's.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Sketch Saturday #226 with Bugaboo.

This week at Sketch Saturday we have Bugaboo joining us


and this weeks prize is a super 7 digi's from the fabulous store! 


Here's another corker from Jen!
Today's other challenges are:

Crafts & Me ~ Roses.
Diva's By Design ~ Lovely Layer's.

Ingredients:

PP ~ Basic Grey "Plumeria"
Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~Coredinations.
Gems ~ from stash.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #111 Black & White +1.


Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks "Autmun Hues !" challenge  
This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


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

And our second sponsor is 


with a super prize of 2 digi sets of the winner's choice!

Our theme this week is:

Black & White plus 1 other colour

Make whatever Takes your fancy as long as its black and white with a hint of 1 other colour!!.

Today's other challenges are:

City Crafter ~ Polka Dots.
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Gems
The Crazy Challenge ~ Seeing Spots.



Ingredients:

PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
Gem's ~ Papermania.
CS ~ Core'dinations

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sketch Saturday #225 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Good morning and welcome to week #225 at Sketch Saturday.
This week we are joined by Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts.

free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com
 Check out Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog where not only do we have a monthly challenge but each week there are candy giveaways, products updates, offers and inspiration from the Design Team.

This weeks prize is this super £10.00 gift Certificate



Here's Jen's Fabby Sketch for this week!!

Here's my take on this weeks sketch.

Today's other Challenges are:

Whimsy Inspirations ~ Anything Goes!
The Pink Elephant ~ Wedding/Anniversay
Craft Your Passion ~ Blast from the Past {Challenge #99 Paper Piecing}

Ingredients:

PP & Digi Stamps ~ Pink Petticoat.
"Love You" Stamp ~ Dovecraft.
Punch ~ Stampin Up.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Lace & Bling from stash.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sweet Pea Stamper's Re-launch!

Today are proud to launch the new look & new rules Sweet Pea Stamper's
This month the challenge is everyone's Favourite!

Anything Goes!

Today's other challenges are:

Allsorts ~ Layer's.
Dream Valley ~ Something Old, {Stamp} Something New { Paper's}.
Oozak ~ Sparkle.
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes!
Crafting Lifes Pieces ~ Sketch # 51.
Kaboodle Doodle ~ Flower's.
Southern Girls ~ Well Bling Bling!



Ingredients:

Stamp ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
PP ~ Prima "Fairy Belle"
Roses & Pins ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gem's , lace & ribbon ~from stash.
Number's ~ AC Thicker's.
Die ~ Marianne Design.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bombshell Stamps Sketch September '12.


Its time for another super Bombshell Stamps Sketch from Kathi
Come and play along at  the Bombshell Blog or the Bombshell Forum.

I've made my card using the Calavera's Feista set along with Pink Petticoat Paper's 

Today's other challenges are:

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge #110 Autumn Hues.


Good morning all and welcome to another Super Sunday challenge for Kenny K's Krafty Krew. Thank you to everyone that took part in our challenge last weeks "Back to School !" challenge  

This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads


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

And our second sponsor is 




Our theme this week is:

Autumn Hues.

we would like to see autumnal coulours and maybe some leaves

Today's other challenges are:


Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch #95
Papercraft Star ~ Girly.
Crafts & Me ~ Flowers.
Cute Card Thursday ~ Autumn Gold.
Bloggers ~ Fall.
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes!
Addicted to Stamps ~ Bling



Ingredients:

PP ~ Basic Grey.
Digi Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
Roses, Leaves & Pin ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Gem's ~ Anita's.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Glitter ~ Stickles.
Lace from stash.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Sketch Saturday #224 with Simon Say's Stamp.

This week at Sketch Saturday we are joined Simon Say's Stamp


and as always with the generous prize of a $25.00 gift voucher.


As you can see Jen is doing a fabulous job producing the sketches!
Here is my take on sketch #224.

Today's other challenges are:

Craft Your Passion ~ Floral Images.
City Crafter ~ Monochrome.
My Craft Spot ~ "Hope is Rising" Sympathy.
Stamp & Create ~ Anything Goes!


Ingredients:

PP & Digi Stamps ~ Pink Petticoat.
Punch ~ Stampin Up.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Lace & Bling from stash.