Friday, 31 October 2008

Halloween done and dusted.....

Well for me this year anyway,the costumes are put away ,kids have had a bath and watched a movie after their night of frightening the neighbours and my pumpkin is frightening away any cats that may be straying in the garden let alone spooky spirits.
Tomorrow nights jam packed again with watching the local theme parks fireworks display from a nearby field.Got to get the Soup prepared and maybe some sticky caramel apples for the kids,dont your just love this time of year all this sugar LOL.
Enjoy the rest of the night

snuggles with a cuppa choc......

Isn't it just the weather for it bbrrrrrrr........

I got my delivery of whiff of Joy stamps today and I just had to have a play with them I just love this willow stamp and how well it goes with the armchair.

Supplies : dcwv papers,nestabilites, coloured with copics (I'm getting the hang of these slowly),marvy snowflake punch and brilliance lavender pearlescent ink.snowman charm from stash

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Spooky... Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh

With Halloween coming up very soon now my little monster threw a pumpkin in the trolley when we were shopping yesterday (as well as ghoulish fingers, Darth Vader outfit and a light up skull) and I've carved my first pumpkin tonight that doesn't need to go in the bin (we normally have to go out and buy another one as I've destroyed the last one while carving I think I'm a bit eager with a knife )

Only thing is now hubby wants to go out and buy another one so we have a pair for the front step
Weird or what

Ive done it and took the plunge.....

Into a few things lol
Ive changed my blog background from the cutest blog on the blog.com they have the most adorable backgrounds I was spoilt for choice from their free range .
I'd love to make my own like this but time is against me it seems at the moment.
And Ive succumbed to the SU(stampin Up) range.
I think my purse will be empty more often with their lovely range available.
My prayers and hugs go out to my friends experiencing a difficult time at the moment.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

No cards today so far....

As I've had to spend 3 hours in a hospital waiting room with little monster just to be told "we are still not sure whats wrong with his eyes. Come back in a couple of months" Oh the indecision of the medical practice is beyond me LOL. Off for a cuppa so catch up with you all soon.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Monday morning again

Ive been up since the early hours, well early for me kids are off school and they still wake up earlier than they should on a holiday (what happened to them and a lie in LOL).
Ive been blog hopping while waking up and Ive come across this candy up for grabs from Crafty Haven and from Chrissy a great offer.
There are some fantastic blogs out there to browse through .
So go on make a cuppa and spend a few quiet min's blog hopping.
I'm sure you'll find something out there to make you smile.
Catch you in a bit.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

No special occasion just because

PTI floral frenzy in purple brilliance ink
I love this set as all PTI stamps as they are so easy to use.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Winning blog Candy I won ...... arrived today

and its fantastic
Thank you Katie again.
I'll be playing with the ribbon and stickles over the weekend
Come back soon to see what Ive made with them.

Officially the end of British summer Time tonight

It is that time of the year again for us in the UK when the clocks have to go back to GMT for the winter. Okay so we get an extra hour in bed but its the final warning that winter is on its way and the way the bitter wind has been blowing today it doesn't seem that far off. I'm off to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and yes with Marshmallows in it for extra snuggle. Have a good weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Santa's key

Santa's Key
Our stockings hang upon the wall
we have no fireplace at all
you see the problem is quite clear
Santa how will you get in here?
We heard a legend, is it true?
of magic only you can do
we just leave out any key
and mark it "Santa"
so you can see your magic makes it fit just right
so you can get inside tonight
thank you Santa here's our key
the milk and biscuits are from me.
Its ideal for up and coming school fairs and fundraisers
This is one of the book marks I made last year using some of pc crafters downloads
and have been asked to make more this year for some friends children
Supplies: pc crafter image of santa,poem as above,redcard stock,red ribbon,sizzix key die,cropodile

There's candy about again

Check out Rach her blog has some lovely sweet stuff up for grabs
Natalie has some candy too and Nikki has some georgous pink candy

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

My little monster is poorly

So no card making today. I've had to tend to his needs as he was sent home from school after throwing up in class (poor might) this morning.I think he may have the bug I had over the weekend ugh! so he will be off school for the rest of the week.I hate it when your kids are ill as you cant do anything for them and they can't explain whats really hurting and how much.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tis the season.....

soon enough and Yes its another Christmas one
Snowflake Serenade from PTI
I loved making this one the snowflakes just wouldn't stop like real snow I guess once it starts its beautiful
Have you ever caught a snowflake and looked at it through a magnifying glass its amazing the structure of each flake and they only last for such a short time.(sorry caught up in the moment).
Hope you like

Supplies:PTI stamps white and green card from PDA card and craft.
Dew drops(robins nest) and gems from stash.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Fall......

And it is definitely that, The nights are drawing in, the wind has changed and there are loads of golden leaves on the ground for you to run through.
I used Marvvy Le Plume pens for the stamped image then spritzed it with a bit of water. The sentiment is from PTI women of life and the papers well they are the bits I managed to find in my endless craft stash a few dew drops for the corner and I'm done.

Supplies :PTI Women of life, Anita's stamp,Marvvy Pens,Dew drops and papers from stash

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Pass the penguin on

I just picked this little chap up from Jackie's blog.

Feel free to take him over to your blog too.

This is something very close to my heart as my mum had breast cancer just over 10 years ago and recovered after a alot of chemo/radiology and a partial mastectomy. She's always onto us (my sister and I) to get our boobs checked and keep an eye on them for any changes. So if this reminder prompts someone and saves a life then all the better.

The boys school is holding a wear pink day on Friday for this very cause but both of them have said "Do we have to wear pink?" Josh has opted for a pink badge to wear which I will be making for him and Aidan well the furthest we can get is for him to dye his hair maybe he'll wear a badge too. LOL

Breast Cancer awareness month

Background change hmmmnnn Im undecided if I like it

I know I've been messing again but as OH is still to decorate the stairs and landing. I thought Id decorate my blog well try to,LOL So far all Ive managed to do is replace the white background managed to delete my sigi Ooops and change the fonts I'm in a really weird mood today so it may be changed again yet If in doubt I can always go back to the original again. Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks
Think I'll go and make some cards instead LOL
By the way more candy available from Jen go check it out and from Jill and Joanne theres even more

Lavender everybody loves

Lavender well most do LOL
Had to make the quickest card ever
it was needed in 10 Min's with my friend hovering over my shoulder for it to be done.
Hence the peel off ( she couldn't wait for ink to dry LOL)
Just a floral arrangement mounted onto some lavender card stamped with polka dot basics(this was already done and just needed cutting to size) I found this backing paper amongst the stash I have it was a b***er to fix to the card but I managed it. A scrap of card from once upon a time and a pull bow to finish.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blog candy up for grabs too

Julie has a wonderful selection up for grabs if you want to get over there quick
Poppet has some fantastic stuff too in celebration of her new blog look.

Spellbinding Treats

I made these toppers for an up and coming Halloween Party at Nursery then attached them with a band to some little bags of spooky sweets.I had loads of fun making these only another 26 to do before Friday

Supplies:Nestabilities circles and scallops,black, purple orange and white card stock, Halloween stamps spider web spooky tree and boo,Brilliance graphite black, Distress inks black soot, spiced marmalade.

Friday, 17 October 2008

New header

Now I know Halloween isn't celebrated here in the UK as much as it is in the US but seeing all this Halloween stuff about lately I've been bitten by the bug and have really been enjoying making stuff for this event.
The kids love Halloween.(and I'm just a big kid )
I came across a digi kit by Summertime designs and Summer has some gorgeous kits well Ive made a new header with one of them and a few dingbats
I'm chuffed at how its come out
Hope you like it too.

Sketch card

From Taylored expressions blog Ive always loved cup cakes well any cake will do for me LOL
and I've always wanted to try a sketch.
This one is teccc #37
I loved having a go at this I think I might try another one soon.

Supplies: stamps from simon saysstamps.com,Distress inks,dcwv papers,glitter glue and nestabiilties.

Weekends coming.......................

and I'm in no fit state to handle it. Oh I hate being ill If anyone wants a bug (and thats not a cuttlebug LOL) they can have this one,I'm willing to share LOL
Also someone willing to share is Martine she's got some some blog candy up for grabs.
and
Allie has a wonderful blog giveaway check it out just click on her name.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Jolly snowman

I just love this snowman he looks so happy.
I made this card for a challenge on the imag-e-nation forum
A bit of fun, the card had to be green red and white.I did enjoy colouring him in.I used distress inks on him this time and wow they are so easy to use I can see the appeal with using them and I think I will be using them more now for some of my images.

Supplies:Stamp penny black ,Red,green and white card stock from PDA cards,peel off from imag-e-nation,oval nestabilities and cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder and little snowflakes from stash.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Penny Black Xmas

Penny Black Christmas
This stamped image from a good friend on the imag-e-nation forum had been coloured for a good while and it was just waiting to be mounted.
Supplies: Penny Black Stamped image,copic markers colouring, ribbon and papers from stash

I won I won ........

Yippee!!
I won some blog candy from Katie's My Paper Haven
Thank you so much Katie

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Doves of peace

and they came together so easily



four quick and easy cards made with toppers from Kanban
These toppers are ideal for fast simple cards for Xmas . I'd received the QVC tsv a while back and the box had been sat under another box from PTI.
I had a good mooch through my parcels and managed to make these cards in record time.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Sweet Xmas sleigh

I've had this stamp a while now and only just got round to using it.
With Christmas coming up I thought it apt for a few of the kiddie cards I have to do.
Coloured with prisma pencils and glittered (Xmas cards need a bit of glitter) My Christmas box of stash came out and I found this lovely Christmas paper and bauble charms I never knew I had ( I love finding a surprise like that) then added a sentiment onto the ribbon tag spellbinders die.


Supplies: Sweet Art Ebony,Honey & Pip Jingles bells stamp,prisma pencils,stickles glitter glue,ribbon tag die,embellishments from craft stash.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Sunday again ......and a thought

I've spent most of the weekend in my crafting shed while the kids have been enjoying the autumn sunshine with their friends and while stamping( standing up )I was wondering:
How do you craft ?
standing up or sitting down
Ive found myself over the weekend up rather than down and stood next to the chair instead of sat on it ( not that I can sit on it at the moment as its covered in glitter spray)
Hmmmnnn well
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Blog Candy

Katie at MyPaper Haven has some bits up for grabs
and
Nikki has some fab high hopes stuff up
Have a fab weekend

BOO!!!

I've had this ghost stamp ages it was a freebie in a magazine offer,now I don't normally make Halloween cards as in the UK its not as celebrated.
Well I was nagged by my son Josh( my own little monster) to make a card with it so I invested in a few other Halloween stamps(I love stamps of any sort)from eBay.
Mr ghosty (as Josh calls him)was distressed with old paper and tea dye, spider webs and spooky trees were stamped direct to card,the pumpkins were stickers that were cut out and mounted.

Supplies:Card stock brown black and tan from stash, once upon a time paper Boo stamp spider web stamp and ghost stamp,PTI Noir black ink,sizzix corner pumpkins from stash.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Oh Im a bad bad blogger

I've been so busy with kids stuff ( senior school admissions ready for next year) and catching up with work etc. I've been neglecting my blog, slapped wrists and told off duly.I will have to do much better. I had a delivery of punches this week along with more stamps to add to the ones I haven't even opened yet (oops)
So in between life LOL I managed to come up with this card
Some simple little flowers(simple hmmmnn that's debatable ) to accent a simple little card.
Those nestabilites come in so handy.
Supplies:Lace effect card stock,pink bazill card, PTI stamped phrase, embellishments pearls,ribbon and punched flowers.