Saturday, 28 February 2009

Oh My PTI ......

have got a wicked challenge blog
for all those that love Papertrey Ink in the UK and Europe
( Im an avid fan of PTI and quite often find myself spending my pennies there)
The challenge is to make an A6 card using PTI products.

Well I just had to join in this challenge
so I teamed my new Gorjuss girl stamp from Sugar Nellie (well you have too )
with some PTI bits and bobs Ive got and a sentiment from SU.

Gorjuss girls stamped image coloured with copics above

Bits and Bobs: PTI pure poppy cardstock,
chocolate remix patterned paper,
spiral bouquet stamp set,
pure poppy ink,dark chocolate ribbon,
SU sentiment and dewdrops.

Copic colour challenge.....

Saturday and a day of rest for me
I thought !!
So while blog hopping I came across a few challenges
This card is for the
Ive used one of the chosen colours yg23
as I thought a blue, red and green dragon was a bit to groovy even for me.
I'm still getting into these copics and my stock is growing slowly.

Here's all the colours I used in the end well one green just doesn't seem enough lol
Bits and Bobs : Whiff of Joy stamp, card stock from paper mill,papers paper mania and once upon a time ,ribbon PTI, dewdrops, sentiment from craft stash.

Friday, 27 February 2009

A little pampering goes along way....

Oh the thought of a bubble bath in peace and quiet is any woman's dream.
A perfect image has been captured by La Pashe
with another
Flippin Woman decoupage

This one nearly didnt get made
as Ive been up to my ears in work and meetings today.
Nothing like a last minute card to get the mojo flowing
and to calm the senses .
I turned the aperture card landscape for this card,
scored the bottom half and shaded it with PTI toile pink
Stamped some apt phrases again PTI in the same ink
then added some buttons and bows to the small punched border.
Bits and bobs:PTI stamps,PTI Toile ink,buttons and ribbon from stash,
Martha Stewart border punch
For more
inspiration check out
Karen's, Jak's and Jackie's blogs

Spring is in the house........

well my Whiff Of Joy spring kit is in my house and I just had to ink it up.
these images are so gorgeous
Some of my new copics and air brush set arrived tooo
so whats a girl to do but playyyyyyyy......
I haven't added a sentiment yet as I'm not sure who this card will be given to yet.
Bits and Bobs:WOJ spring kit stamp,all the other elements are from my craft stash that isn't labelled. Copics used for image.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

In the dog house......

I should be as Ive neglected my blog this week
Ive been so busy and up to my eyes in family and work.
It seems ages since Ive got some me time.

Ive managed to get a few hours today
and been playing with my mounting pile of stamps
that have come through the post lately.

This one is from the For Father set by Stampin Up.
Bits and Bobs : Stamped with Distress inks,vintage photo and Frayed Burlap
Anita's paw print stamp,dew drops.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Flippin yoga....

Another great decoupage sheet from

lotus,monkey,crow,eagle..... no your not in a zoo
these are some of the positions of yoga
which I used to make a backing sheet to match the yoga image.

Check out Jackie's and Karen's blogs to see more

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 4

Ive dipped my finger again into the sugar bowl
and come up with this sweet little card
Ive combined the challenge with one I was set by my SU 10 club.
I love how SU papers are double sided.
Bits and bobs: patterned paper,ribbon,sentiment and flower shapes SU
prima flower, card from stash.

Oh wow more awards

Thank You

This one is from
I love her blog and often pop over to see what she's doing
Go take a look and she's looking for her SU 10 if your interested all the info's on her site.

Okay the rules are to link back to the person that passed it on... done and then pass it on to
7 more blogs that inspire that's the difficult bit as every blog I visit I get a awwe factor.
So I'm going to pass this one onto some of wonderful people I appreciate:
Joanne, Anne, Lorraine, Kim, Susie, Sheena and Sue

I love blog hopping.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Woo hoo for those with a sweet tooth

There's candy about
Check out wonderful Bevs blog
She's celebrating and wow has she got some lush candy goods up on offer.

and Donna has some awesome give aways on her site
I ve only recently found her blog and Im in awe at her papers
you just have to check it out

Thank you.........

Isnt it a lovely award
I received this award from Bev
and I'm to pass it on to friends
Ive made through blogging and on the internet.
and I'm going to pass it on to
all the people that follow my blog or have left a comment.
As without you all I would never have had the confidence
to try new things and continue to make cards n candles for you all to see.
Oh the candles bit yes have been waylaid with cards of late but don't worry
I do have some ideas in the making and it includes more candle making
( hubby will be pleased the kitchen is to be taken over again with wax lol)

Enjoy half term everyone
Im off to finish colouring the images in I bought at the Hinckley show on Sunday
If you get to go to the Sincerely Yours paper extravaganza it is worth a visit
( any excuse to spend pennies lol)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

And the Winner is.................

Well we had to interupt Josh's favourite Saturday
night show of " Youve been framed "
but he was happy to help.

C'mon Josh they are waiting to know

"My favourite way to spend Valentines day is having a nice meal with my boyfriend."

Congratulations Liza
I will be getting in touch soon

and as there were so many entries
wonderful ways to spend Valentines

Josh picked two more winners out
and they will receive
a little something for Valentines from me too
Rowee & McLiz
I'll be getting in touch with you both also.
Thanks to everyone who entered
I'm sure there will be more candy to give away again.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Start the celebration.....Blogoversary Candy

One year on since I took the step to create a blog.
(I still cant think of it as being a year already)
It took me a while to take the plunge for my first post,
and have never regretted it since.
I love blogging and the sharing feeling it brings
Its a new header and background for me to celebrate
and this one will be staying a good while as I love it.

Draw now closed
But all of you
Here's a chance for winning some candy.
This little lot will be available
until Valentines day Sat Feb 14th 6pm

All entries will go in a bag and picked out by my son Josh at 6pm.
The winner will get :
50 asst papers,
1 Bag of dew drops (no idea how many but lots ),
12 asst ribbons,
1 bag of crushed glitter,12 asst stamped images,
10 asst peel offs,
distress ink pad
and mixed lot of embellishments.
to enter all you have to do is
leave a comment with an answer to the following question
and a link back would be great but not necessary.
What's your favourite way to celebrate Valentines ?

This post will remain at the top until draw day for other posts see below.

Still got a few hours left ...

to enter the blog candy give away

someone else is having a give away
Janet at Pink Gem Designs
She is celebrating having 20,000 hits
Her stamps are absolutley fabulous and a must have
if your in need to spend a few pennies .
Check out her site you wont regret it

Friday, 13 February 2009

Freebie friday........Backgrounds

Here are a couple of Backgrounds
I made and recently used for the
Flippin Men and Women range from

You are welcome to download them and save to your computer
by clicking on the image and clicking "save picture"
Please do not distribute or share these sheets
Instead a link back to my blog would be preferred.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Pilates......hmmn I dont think this form of exercise is for me

especially as she has exposed more than she thought from behind.
For decency I didnt take a photo of her rear.
( actually I forgot lol )

Flippin Pilates
This is another one of 20 of the flippin Women range from
To see more of the range of stunning ladies decoupage
pop over to
karens, Jackies and Jak's blogs

Monday, 9 February 2009

Chinese whispers .......

We've all played it....say a word pass it on
Well this game we've played with a difference
on the imag-e-nation forum
The task is to start a card each and send it round
to each person in a group and add an item to the card
it can be anything ,ribbon ,greeting etc..
You get back the finished card.
And you'll be surprised at the results.

Here's the one I started for our group.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Flippin women .....

You've seen the flippin men now check out the

Flippin Women

La Pashe
have been mega busy getting these ladies ready for their debut and wow
there are 20 in total and all are busy doing what us women do best.
Its been hush hush until now so....
Flippin mornings
We all know that morning feeling and the need for one or more cuppa's before we can start the day
I stamped and double stamped the top half.
Used leather effect chocolate card for the bottom half and used a scalloped punch for the pink border
Check out Karen ,Jackie's and Jak's Blogs

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Snow ...Play Day....

At last our school has a day off for the snow.
The kids had been missing out on all the fun (they thought ,lol)
while all the UK were off

So war was declared and the battle begun .
I cant tell which one of them actually won but while they were out there(I stayed in the warm this time Id been building a snowman all morning LOL)
There was alot of squeals of delight as Dad got a snowball on his head.

I think fun was had by all hot chocolate all round.
I hadn't realised until today,but its almost been a year since
I started this blog thing so to celebrate I will be offering up some blog candy
Check back for details soon.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Never rains it snows.....

yep I think we've all had a bit of it over the last few days.
and my computer has been playing up ever since the snow started to fall.switching itself off and going to sleep when I'm in the middle of doing something( as if it needs a rest Nooooo )
My blog has gone awol too so Ive took all off that might affect it grrrrrrr
I think Im having a bad day lol
Roll on the weekend when I can get it all fixed.
(Phew! fixed one thing now to the rest )