Sunday, 13 February 2011

Taking A Break…..

Hi Folks!

I am just popping on to say I have decided to take a break from card making and blogging for a while.

Sadly I have also stepped down from my DT’s as I feel I am not giving them the time they deserve.

I have lost my mojo and blogging spark quite a while ago I think and life has finally taken over I’m afraid…

I’m not sure when or if I will be back but no doubt I will sneak back at some point!! LOL

I AM still going to do features for Inspirational and I will continue blog hopping searching out those gorgeous creations and visiting you quietly behind the scenes!!

Lots of hugs to everyone who visited me – Take Care!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch

Evening Folks from a wet and wild North, the forecast certainly isn’t looking too great.

So this week we are back with a sketch at Truly Scrumptious and we are sponsored this week by Stamp and Create.


TS 2 Feb 11

Well I’m off to do some cleaning (she says between gritted teeth!! LOL) and defurr the fur pit!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Truly Scrumptious – Colour Challenge

Eeek it’s been a while since I posted folks and another fortnight come  and gone, half way through January already!

We have a bit of a change at Truly SCrumptious this week, instead of a sketch we have a colour challenge:



We have another great sponsor this week Pink Gem Designs and the winner will get these gorgeous “Cutie Pie” Digi Papers, aren’t they adorable!


TS 19 Jan 10

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge 48

Morning Folks!  I hope you all had a great New Year and have recovered from all the eating and drinking!! I know I did far too much of both!!

So welcome to our first challenge of 2011 at Truly Scrumptious. We are “Dreaming of Summer” this week and I really am longing for those lighter nights and warmer temperatures. The snow this year was just horrendous and here’s hoping we don’t see any more for a while.

Here is our sketch this week.


TS 5 Jan 11

Hope you can join us this week with our summer fun!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Xmas……

Well folks it’s that time of year again, the big man is dusting off his red suit, Rudolf is suited and booted ready to go…. so I’d just like to wish everyone a huge Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy every minute of the festivities.

I’m working today but finish at 1pm providing the patients behave themselves!! LOl.

Have a great time peeps!!


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Allsorts Challenge – Week 82

This year I have been so behind with my Xmas cards and am skidding in at the last minute so this week’s challenge over at Allsorts is exactly that!

Xmas 3 2010

Keep It Simple

I am soooooo glad the snow has finally gone for now anyway, I believe it’s not over yet and there is more to come…..

Another Xmassy challenge over at Keep It Simple – Seasons Geetings!

Xmas 5 2010

So who will win the X-Factor tonight – It’s anybody’s game, I think this is the closest final yet!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Truly Scrumptious Frame It!

Brrrr! Well it’s officially cold! Yup even the Furries are having a huddle!!Furries Dec 2010

There has been no let up and even more snow overnight and it’s been two weeks since my car saw the light of day! Emigrating is looking like a possible option!!!

This week’s sketch over at Truly Scrumptious has a little theme of Frame It – Use a frame on your card and you could be the winner of this $10.00 gift certificate from Digital Designs by Louby Loo.



TS 8th DEc 10

This is also our last challenge of 2010, who can believe it a whole year gone, but we will be back on 5th January 2011 with a brand new sketch.

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Craft Barn Xmas Challenge

Morning! OMG we have had loads more snow overnight, we thought we were getting a bit of a thaw yesterday but I did notice we had more ice later on yesterday night so now it’s even more dangerous as fresh snow has fallen on top. It’s a bit of a nightmare now, I am honestly going stir crazy….

Well enough of that! and on to the new Challenge over at The Craft Barn Blog – Fancy making a Xmas Embellishment then pop over and check it out and there is a fabby prize to be won too! Click on the picture to take you directly to the Challenge.

xmas emb challenge logo

The DT ladies have been busy squirreling away making gorgeous samples to whet your appetite and Isa made this gorgeous logo using our samples.

Well folks I’m off to battle the elements and catch my BUS AGAIN!!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Craft Barn Find The Owl – Final Day and Free P & P

Wheee! Free Festive P & P over at The Craft Barn until 20th December and for Euro zone 1 customers there’s free postage on internet orders over £15 and for other destinations it’s free postage for internet orders above £40, how great is that, just in time to get your festive stash well and truly stocked up

If you have been taking part in Find The Owl Competition over at The Craft Barn Blog then this is the last day and you should have 5 letters and 5 numbers to make a word. So if you’ve got your word then you could win this fantastic prize

Sir Tim’s new Alpha Die Cut – Chip Block:


I also altered this wooden heart also from The Craft Barn, Sandy has loads of gorgeous wooden items begging to be altered.

I used gesso, acrylic paints, paint dabbers, embossing powders, crackle paints,  Xmas Rub on, punches and Bo Bunny papers, available also from The Craft Barn.

CB 1 Nov 2010

Well I have typists cramp!!! LOl after all that news, so off to have a dust around and defurr the fur pit!! LOL

Lets Craft and Create Challenge 7

Morning peeps! Still snowed under up here and am so sick of it now. My car hasn’t seen the light of day since last Wednesday then to top it all I fell on my butt outside my garage whilst taking out the recycling boxes – I got up faster than I went down I can tell ya! I’m sure I saw some curtains twitching and a faint sound of laughter!!!

So while over at Terrie’s blog I found a newish challenge blog called Lets Craft and Create.

Their theme this week is Anything Goes, so I have been working on this box available HERE at The Craft Barn.

Box 2010

Box 2 Box Top

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Keep It Simple, Snow and Craft Barn Competition

Evening peeps from a snowy Scotland, just take a look at my garden this morning!

Nov 2010

Bloomin’ awful had to get two buses to work last week and same again tomorrow, I can’t get my car out of the garage not that I’d even try driving in this!! Grrrr!! Please let it be over soon! I need shopping!!!

So on to this week’s Keep It Simple Challenge which is all about Joy…

KIS 28 Nov 10

One more thing to mention over at The Craft Barn Blog we are having a “Find The Owl” Competition starting December 1st for 5 days.


So pop over and check it out and find out what you have to do. There will be a prize of course….

Friday, 26 November 2010

The Craft Barn Tutorials and Wishing Well

Morning peeps! OMG it is a bloomin white out up here – total blizzard weather and I HATE it!!!!!!

Today over at The Craft Barn blog there is a step by step PDF to make some paper flowers I used on my card below. Some of the other DT ladies have come up with gorgeous projects using flowers. There are lots of exciting things to come from the Craft BArn – Isa and Sandy have been squirreling away behind the scenes and keeping us on our toes coming up with some great ideas so do hop over and check everything out.

Remember folks there is also a wishing well and your wish may well and truly be granted by one of the super talented DT.

Craft BArn Oct 2010

I used Bo Bunny Xmas paper distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool. The stamp is from Crafty Individuals and you can buy it from the Craft BArn HERE. I added some  gunmetal stickles to my flowers and punched out some leaves. The frame is from Nestabilities Eyelet Squares also available HERE.

Well folks I’m off to battle the elements, hope you’re having better weather wherever you are..

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge 46

Evening! and och it’s just awful weather we had a blizzard a few minutes ago, it better not get worse or I will be having a meltdown travelling to work!! I think it will be the bus for me tomorrow. Grrr! They won’t be happy about that as it means I will be  a bit late and have to leave earlier.

This week’s sketch challenge over at Truly Scrumptious also has an optional theme of Think Pink.

Here is the sketch and we have another great sponsor non other than Crafty Individuals.


TS 24 Nov 10 

Hop over and check out all the DT’s gorgeous cards and have a play with our sketch.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Keep It Simple - Evergreen

Another week gone and good grief can’t believe it’s Monday again!!

So this week’s challenge at Keep It Simple is “Evergreen”.

I dug out this gorgeous stamp from Stampendous and kept it very simples!!!

KIS Xmas 10

So are you all ready for Strictly and X-Factor, I’m just repeating myself every week so I’m not gonna mention the “W” word or the “A” word!! LOl

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Keep It Simple - Wonderland

Evening folks! Just popping on quickly to upload my card for Keep It Simple in between the X Factor ads!! Please let it be Wagner!! I honestly can’t take any more cringieness!!! LOL

Xmas 2 10

….. and Michelle is out of strictly and more cringienss next week with good old Anne!”!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge 45

Morning! Brrr it’s bloomin’ cold up here, the temperature has really dropped. I fear the worst already!!!

It’s also time for another challenge over at Truly Scrumptious and our little optional theme is to make a birthday card.

TS 10 Nov 10and here is the sketch this week.


We have another fabby sponsor this week from Pink Gem Designs who are giving away this cutie stamp!


Hope you can join us this week!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Keep It Simple and Shape Up!

Evening! and it’s blowing a gale here, one minute is was beautifully sunny then the next it’s bloomin’ gale force winds.

So it’s a curl up on the couch with the old jammies for me!

So on to this week’s Keep It Simple challenge which has a theme of Shape Up.

I made this gift card holder for the gift shop today.

Gift Tag Xma 10


Also over at the Craft Barn Blog we have a little ATC Challenge for you:

All you have to do is to make an ATC (2.5 x 3.5 ") ideally using micro beads (but not compulsory), add it to your blog and come and post your link on the blog. There will be one pot of Judikins micro beads and one pot of Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder to win.

So what are you waiting for, head on over and check out the gorgeous ATC’s form the DT.

Oooh the X Factor results are in!!

Who’s it gonna be tonight!!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads

Morning Peeps, just thought I’d share this with you. I was trawling the internet yesterday and came upon My Craft Store which is selling Tim Holtz Distress Inks at £3.95 (that seems to be the cheapest I have found so far!) and that includes the new colours so of course I had to buy 4 and will defo be going back for more!

You also collect points to redeem against future orders 1 point for every pound you spend.

….. AND they give you extra points if you recommend new customers so if you use this code on your first order LS-SIMP-35473 you will get 5% off. They have oodles of other stuff too!