Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Gazing Ruby

It's a bit chilly today, I think i need to wrap up before i go and cycle 5 miles. Here's another quick make from me, although pink is my favourite colour, I don't normally make pink christmas cards, I bought these when i went to Alexandra Palace in September.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Glorious Day

As the sun was shining today i thought i would go for a bike ride, i havent really got back into biking properly after coming back from our summer holiday, have only been out the odd time, so decided i must start today while its not raining! I managed 7.5 miles, I am going to try and do something everyday!!
Here's another Magnolia card i have managed to make, the prima green flowers don't look as bright as that in real life! I think i will be using this stamp can be used for birthday's as well as christmas. The dragonfly die was a recent purchase, but i've dropped it behind a unit in my craft room and now need to get DH to move the unit so i can find it, how annoying!

Copics, Dec 25th Stamp, Prima, Roses, Pearls, Lace, Say It In Crystals

Sunday, 31 October 2010


These are our pumpkins this year, Shay wanted the clown and Sofie wanted the Wolf

I am just about to put them outside as its getting dark now, Happy Halloween

Magnolia Week 79

This is also a new stamp from Magnolia, this is the first time i have inked her up, the papers are from last year, , I absolutely loved them and couldn't bring myself to use them, I love these colours together, but whats the point in just sitting and stroking them :), the little burgundy berries are from Dunelms, £4.99 for 2 branches they have load of berries on them, they have a lovely texture and look as if they have frost on them.

Copics, Lace, Roses, Lillies, Ribbon, Pearls, Pins

Monday, 25 October 2010

Half Term

Where did half term go?, we caught up with opticians, hairdressers and the dentist, we also managed a little retail therapy :), only 7 weeks until the next one!!
DH is just carving the pumpkins for later, DS is going to a halloween party later so i have just ripped his t-shirt added a mixture of mud and fake blood to it, it does look rather zombiefied!!
Over on LOTV Challenge Blog they have a sketch this week by bev, here is one i made this morning
I adore this stamp, she is such a cutie, i can't wait for the new releases at the NEC.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Top Tip Tuesday

The sun is shining again and it is a beautiful day, I have just managed a quick 5 miles on my bike, I haven't really been out much since we have been back from our holiday at the end of August, it's surprising how quickly your fitness levels drop, so i am determined to get back into it, I am going to try at least 25 miles a week plus 1 aerobics class!!
I forgot to add this here, but this last week i have sponsored Top Tip Tuesday, if you have a top tip to share with us, head on over there.
"Have you been over to enter our weekly drawings? Now, the whole point of Top Tip Tuesday is for you to come and leave a link to your blog giving us your Top Tip - it can be anything at all "
This is what's on offerI bought this die from Alexandra Palace the other week, I just love it at the moment i really love the whole vintage thing :)
Have a good evening!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Glorious Day

Yesterday we went to Holkham, we had never been before, we had the most delicious beer battered fish and chips from the Victoria Hotel Restaurant, followed by a scrummy brownie with praline ice cream :), we then took a walk on the beach and then toodled on home, it was lovely and relaxing.
The sun is shining today, the gorgeous autumnal conker tree leaves continue to fall from the tree, they are glistening as they glide down to the ground. The leaves inspired me to add a mini mulberry flower kit to the shop - Autumnal Treasures.
This gorgous stamp arrived in the week, but i didn't have time to ink it up, I managed a quick card this morning following the sketch over on The Sweet Stop. I added lots of stickles to the flowers, you can never have enough sparkle :)


Tilda with Cherries, Doo Hickey Flower Die, Platinum Stickles, Prima E Line, Asters.

Copics - Face: E00. E21, R20, Dress: E71, E70, E40, Hair: E33, E31, E21, E51, E50, Basket: E35, E33, E21, E50, Cherries, R08, R17

Monday, 4 October 2010

Daydreaming Ruby

Don't you just love this stamp, I made this card a while back but forgot to blog it, I find colouring with the red copic's quite difficult, i find it hard to shade with them, all my red pens seem to be quite juicy, maybe it's just me :) I seem to be using a lot of the same colours in my card making recently, I must try and use other colour combinations that i wouldn't normally use. As I'm sitting here typing, there is a very bushy tailed squirrel in my garden with the biggest conker in his mouth you have ever seen, he has just scurried up the conker tree! what a fab site :)
Copics: R02, R05, R17, R24, E00 E21, R20, E21, E33, E35

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Autumn is here ....

Another rainy day here, it looks like it is here to stay for the day, the conker tree in our garden is looking slightly bare and the leaves are cluttering up the lawn although i do love the colours this time of year.
I think i will be trying to organise my craft room today!
Here is a quick card I have made using a LOTV stamp, don't you think she is so cute. The sentiment is a stamp i found from last year, I have stickled the flowers to give them a little bit of extra sparkle, i love making christmas cards.

I also made this card for a sketch over on Kathsy Sketch File a while back, but i forgot to blog it, i love this sketch and think i will be using it alot.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Tree Trimmin Ruby

I hope you all had a good weekend, i seemed to have spend most of it pottering around and not actually achieving anything. Yesterday i made 2 batches of cupcakes as a trial run as it is my daughters 15th birthday on Wednesday and she wants cupcakes prettied up on to the cupcake stand, the first batch was a chocolate cupcake which was way to sweet, i wont be following that recipe again, the second was a lemon cupcake which was delicious and will definitely be doing that one on Wednesday.
Here's another christmas card using the gorgeous Tree Trimmin Ruby, I just love her, i think she will be featuring alot on my christmas cards this year

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Waltzing Mouse Stamps

I stumbled across this shop a few weeks ago, some of the projects are fab you can view them in the gallery, you can use some of their stamps with the nestabilities, i just love the Rescue Remedies set, i've used MME papers they are to scrummy for words, they are full of sparkly glitter!

Have a good evening

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Autum is on its way..

The leaves on our conker tree are turning a yellow/brownish colour and the conkers are beginning to fall, it is a really pretty season with all of those gorgeouse autumunal colours. It was fairly warm this afternoon so DH and i decided to go on a bike ride, before we went on holiday i was cycling up to 50 miles a week, since we have been back in 3 weeks i have only managed 30 miles, today we managed to cycle 10.7 miles just before the heavens opened, i do hate the rain it plays havoc with my hair sending it into a wavy/curlish mess :)
Here's another Ladybug Crafts ink stamp, this one is Winestool Nikki, i just love these colours together.

I'm still running behind with Shimells class but hope to catch up before the end of the month!!

Have a good evening.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Japanese Magnolia

The weekend at last, it's not to bad here today, a bit breezy but i can see a little bit of blue sky, haven't much planned this weekend, I need to catch up on a few cards, i also feel a little trip coming on to Ikea, i really could do with some nice storage for my craft room.
I have been trying to do Shimelle's Learn Something New class, as usual i am a little behind, but I am hoping to catch up today.
I've had this stamp for a while, she is so cute, coloured in one on my favourtie colour combinations.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Martini Nikki

Another Nikki card from me, this is martini nikki, don't you just love her, thats what i feel like having, i've just come back in from doing a keep fit class!! I think i might be aching a little tomorrow!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Christmas Card Challenge ..

Over on Crafts by Carolyn, there is a christmas challenge "So what I want you to do is make a CHRISTMAS CARD or a TAG the challenge? - well you HAVE to use punches or dies you can use additional items as well BUT you MUST use punches and /or dies any style and from any machine"
I have used the gorgeous Ruby Posting a Letter Stamp, she is such a sweetie, i added a little extra sprinkling of glitter, you can never have to much!!, I've also used circel and scalloped nestabilibities and the Magnolia Lace Die and BG Wassail papers which i purchased recently.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Glorious Thursday

I know its been a while since i last blogged, i seemed to have lost my mojo for a while. I hate it when that happens, I couldn't really get into anything, i made the odd customer card but that was about it. I bought loads of new stamps and papers and they just sat on my desk!! My mojo has finally returned and I have made a few cards, I also have some fabulous new stamps in the shop by Ladybug Crafts Ink, they are too scrummy for words!!
We have recently returned from our fab holiday in the South of France, beautiful hot sunny days on the beach with the magnificent views, yummy barbecues and just generally relaxing it was fabulous, then we come back to rain, although today is a beautiful day, lets hope its stays like that for the weekend. Anyway over on Just Magnolia Challenge they have a fab sketch
I just love this Tilda, i have used stickles on her necklace to give her a bit of sparkle. These papers are so scrummy they have lots of gorgeous glitter, they are MME Union Square.
I just love this quote, DH found it in his fortune cookie
"Life is a field of unlimited possibilities"
Isn't that just so true.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Crepe flowers

It's still been quite warm here today, not as sunny as yesterday, I wish I was sitting on the beach in Biarritz :)
I love those crepe paper flowers that i've seen on different blogs so i went and bought a few different crepe colours.
I used the nestablilities scalloped circle to cut the shapes with, these all have 10 layers.
The turquoise flower I sprayed with glimmer mist, it doesn't really show up in the photo, it gives it a slight shimmer.

The pink one i dipped it into my distress inkpad

and this one i have added a little bit of extra sparkles - stickles in star dust.

I will definitely be making some more.

Don't forget to add your name to the post below for the Freebie Friday draw.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot

Hasn't it been a gorgeous weekend, the weather has been glorious, my sister had a bbq yesterday with lots of yummy food and we have had one today. I love bbq season.
I have always found photographing ribbons to be a real pain, i've never been able to show them off to their full potential, i've had another play around today, what do you think?
This little lot is called Berrylicious

Full of gorgeous ribbons in shades of rich plums, purples, lilacs, this is this weeks Friday freebie which is know is a little late. If you would like to win this weeks freebie, just leave a comment on this post.

As there were only a couple of entrants last week I put the 4 people who commented from 2 posts into a basket and my DS picked......

Kim out of the basket.

Well done Kim, if you can let me have your snail mail address i will post them off to you.

Have a good evening.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I have been flaffing today, not really getting much finished, my list of things to do is getting bigger!! I must make a start tomorrow and get more organised.
Another card I managed at the weekend - another pink and green!
Don't forget the blog candy below

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Doesn't anybody fancy any blog candy, if you do leave your name on the post below and i will pick a winner on Friday.
Its been gorgeous here today, i'm on a healthy mission at the moment, I cycled 5 miles on Sunday, 2.5 miles on Monday and 12.25 miles today. My friend and I cycled around our local lakes today it was lovely.
I have made this card for the Lily of the Valley Challenge , these are one of my favourite papers at the moment MME - So Sophie, I love those colours together.

Ribbons, Flowers, Card Candy, Pins


Clothes - YG00, YG03, YG06, B00, B05, B12, Face - E00, R20, E21, Hair - E50, E51, E53, E21

Have a good evening.

Friday, 14 May 2010

This week over on Just Magnolia Challenge Blog the challenge is “One for the Girls” – so the perfect excuse to get out all your girly papers, ribbons and embellishments and make pretty. This is a perfect challenge for me, i love anything girly :)

I had used all of my Pink Paislee papers, so i had to order some more at the beginning of the week, i also ordered MME So Sophie papers they are lush :)

This week is going to see the start of Freebie Friday, which will be a give away every week, all you have to do is leave me a message telling me what your favourtie colour combination is and random org will pick a winner next Friday, this week its 10m of Fairy Garden ribbon, mini decorative pins, gorgeous fairytale magnolia images and blooms, all in my favourite colour combination - pink and green.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Can you believe that i have blogged 4 days in a row!!
It's been quite nice here today, when the sun shines it's quite warm.
I've managed another card today, i'm afraid its pink and green again, I have used pink so much that I have run out of RV10 again, so have just ordered another one, obviously a few more copics jumped into my basket :), they are like Magnolias very addictive!!
Have you spotted the little bit of recycling that i have used :), it's the packaging from the Prima Say it in Pearls pack, it's very pretty it has butterflies over it :)

ribbon, crystals, roses

Tomorrow will see the beginning of Freebie Friday, every Friday there will be a give away, check back tomorrow to see what it is :)

Have a good evening.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

I'm a little behind with this sketch, it was for 28th April challenge over on Truly Scrumptious the tag slides out to reveal a birthday message.
I found these papers at the back of a drawer, this has to be one of my all time favourite 6 x 6 paper pads - BG - Scarlet's Letter.

Have you seen these gorgeous sparkling Crystal drops, they look fab on your cards, they come in lots of different colours.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The sun is shining and the sky is blue, let's hope it stays like it for the rest of the day. I have had this stamp for ages and this is the first time i have coloured her, she is another sweetie.
I have used stickles on the rose and on Tilda's wings to give them a little bit of sparkle :)
Have a good day :)

Monday, 10 May 2010

I haven't coloured this Tilda for ages, i've made this card for a challenge and now i can't remember which challenge it was for :) I love thsi colour combination.
It's rather grey and dull here today, lets hope it cheers up for the rest of the week.

Flowers, Crystal Drops, Pins

Friday, 16 April 2010

The sun is shining and its the last day of the easter 2 week holiday, i wish the children had another 2 weeks off! its just flown by.
I just love the Twilight films and I finished reading Eclipse last night it was such a fabulous book, i only started it at the beginning of the week, I can't wait to get Breaking Dawn!
I bought this Tilda from the NEC, isn't she a sweetie, I've used glitter on her tiara, gloves and shoes.

Sentiments, Lillies, Bows, Flowers

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

We have been in Paris for the last week, DH ran the Paris Marathon and finished in a fab 4 hrs 4 mins, we had a great time, we also visited Disney for the day and have been sight seeing around Paris!
This week over on Truly Scrumptious there is a sketch, I've managed this one this afternoon

Dress - B93, B95, B97, Shoes - C1, C3, C5, Flower - RV10, RV02, YG00, YG03, YG06

Sunday, 28 March 2010

I bought some more stamps from the magnolia stand yesterday at the NEC, these tildas are becoming very addictive, it was crowded as usual but not to hot, i also purchased a scor-pal and have had a quick go this morning, i can't believe i have lived without one for so long :), i've made this card for the challenge over on Just Magnolia Blog

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Wasn't it a lovely day today, i manged a 5 mile bike ride around our local lakes this afternoon, thats 11 miles already this week.
I'm a bit late with this sketch its from Sweet Sketch Wednesday I love the MS punch is my newest favourite thing at the moment.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Can you believe its the middle of March already, the weather is getting slightly warmer and the sun is beginning to shine, i also heard the sound of a lawnmower today!!.
This is the sketch over on The Sweet Stop, i've used a Friday freedie by SJ Musings isnt she a sweetie :)

I've glimmer misted the flowers.

March Blooms Kit

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Over on Just magnolia they have a sketch this week, hop over and take a peek at all the gorgeous cards, here is one that i have made for Mother's Day for the MIL
Have you seen the March Kit - Parma Violet, its full of blooms, buttons, charms, prima centers, pins and ribbons all for £6.00

Friday, 12 March 2010

This is the Friday Freebie over on SJ's Little Musings blog, isn't she adorable
Her name is Lillian and she is 8 years old.. she likes horse riding and arts & crafts with mum. She loves putting a sheet over the dining room chairs and making a "tent" where she sits and reads the Baby sitters club books and eats fondant fancies. She hates sprouts and worms, and doesn't like her mum brushing her hair when its knotty.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I managed to make a quick card this afternoon, I haven't used this stamp for ages, she is one of my favourties

Saturday, 6 March 2010

CBC - One Colour

Here's mine

CBC Spring and Birthday Challenge

Come and join us over on CBC for a CBC SPRING and BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE 2010. So Spring has sprung?? …… Well maybe AND its our 8th BIRTHDAY and we are off on another week-long challenge. THIS IS NOT A RACE. This is a challenge to enable you to maybe kick start your springtime crafting. You have LOADS of time. Each challenge will carry score – some may even have a bonus – keep your own score. I will need these and all your creations finished by the challenge dead line, midnight - SUNDAY 14TH MARCHand the BEST bit there are daily prizes and some fab prize for the overall winners.
Now HAVE FUN and Enjoy
Heres a card i have made for the Pick a Letter Challenge
You must chose a letter and then 3 things on your card must begin with that initial letter
Blooms, Brad and Bling

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday

Here's a card from me using the gorgeous Whiff of Joy - City Girls, I have used this for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Metal Mania! This week we want to see your cards or projects that feature something metal on them...brads, charms, if it's metal, we want to see it!

Copic Colours:

Clothes, YG11, YO03, YG06, Bags - RV10, RV02, RV04, W1, W3, W5, Hair - E50, E21, E33

Ribbon, Charm, Flowers, Pins