Tuesday, 31 March 2009


The last draw has gone a bit off course
as daisycat won again (her timing is impecable LOL)
so I will draw the remaining 5 comments out of a hat to see a winner.

And Sarah Jane is the final winner of a goody bag.
please contact me with your details and I'll get it in the post to you asap
I would just like to thank everyone who visits and leaves a comment on my blog
You are all wonderful people.
There will be more candy Im sure.
Happy Easter

Oh she's so nice

As Daisy Cat won yesterdays draw and a draw earlier in the week she has offered her goody bag up to the 7th person that posted on yesterdays post
please contact me withyour details so I can send your goody bag off to you.

My little friends have made it to the shed....and this is your last chance at a Goody Bag.

Yes the Lumas Thorn representatives
have settled in nicely
Im so in love with these little guys
keep up with their adventures in Lumas Thorn on their blog
Here's Elvin
ready with his bunch of flowers for a little girls birthday
thats due this week
The papers are from Bearly Mine designs again that came with the stamps
Bits and Bobs: Bearly Mine Design stamps and papers,cardstock from stash,copics,SU ribbon,dew drops sentiment PTI.
Remember if your the 6th person
to comment on this post
you will get the last (boo hoo) Goody Bag
Have a lovely day everyone hope to see you back here soon.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Okay so the winner for today is .......

Daisy Cat...
a few more people commented today
(and I thankyou muchly)
As Im out tonight I thought it best to put you all out of your misery early .
Remember there will be a final chance to win the last goody bag tomorrow
Check back for the early morning post

Pink Gems giveaway

Check it out Here
another fabulous candy offer

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 3

Here's Egbert........

This card is going to be for the Truly Scrumptious challenge 3
I thought Id missed it but nope
the sketch was a fun one to follow (okay so my image isnt as tall as it could be lol)
and I had an excuse to see one of my toadstool charms yippee !!!
Bits and Bobs: Egbert stamp and papers BearlyMine Designs,Copics to colour,toadstool charm,ribbon and flowers from stash

Day Five....Goody Bag Draw and a New Card

I have been busy over the weekend
playing with my new stamps from Sugar Nelllie
I loved this image and just had to ink and spritz it up
I love the sketch drawn effect it gives and different from colouring.

Bits and Bobs: Stamp from Sugar Nellie,Cardstock and papers from stash,dewdrops,
Distress ink and sentiment PTI
Another Goody bag is up for grabs
Be the sixth person to comment and you will win it

Sunday, 29 March 2009

And we have a winner for today...

Well done it was third time lucky for you
your goody bag will be in the post asap.
There will be another chance to win a goody bag tomorrow.

Copic colour Challenge 6

Ive been lacking in taking part in the challenges of late and have missed a few.
I think its due to all the celebrating lol
so I managed to throw this little one together for the copic colour challenge
the colours to use are
R20,E31 and RV04
A Gorjuss girl came to the rescue for me
I just had to use Donna's Bearly Mine Design papers for the background then just added a bit of bling and ribbon.
The copics I used :
bits and bobs : Gorjuss stamp Sugar Nellie,red card stock from stash, Bearly Mine designs papers,pink gems,SU ribbon and sentiment from PTI
Dont forget there's still chance at winning a goody bag today
see post below

Day 4 goody bag draw ...........

Oh yes another chance to win
if you are the 6th person to comment on this post.
We had an evening without Josh last night
as he went to see Spongebob square pants on stage with his aunt.
He should be back very soon to tell us more about it
(he's a real chatterbox)
So going to catch a few quiet mins while I can lol

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Winner of todays draw is.....

Congratulations Carol
Please contact me with your address etc and a goody bag will be in the post to you
There will be another draw tomorrow
check back then

They are having parteeeee..

Cuttlebug Challenges that is
and I dont blame them when you see the sneek peek that they have
go check it out

Dont forget the clocks change ...

They move again in the UK to british summer time
1 hour forward at 1am in the morning

Day 3 of the goody bag draw ........

I'm late with this one lol
I have to have a lie in on a weekend
and it was a friends 21st to celebrate too
( a little too much to drink I think lol)
So yesterdays congratulations go to.......
Susan ( Daisy cat )
she was the 6th person to comment
Susan your goodies will be on their way to you very soon
If you still want to enter in with a chance at today's goody bag
leave a comment on this post
May be you will be number 6 whoop
okay off to get my second coffee of the morning
and hope fully spend the weekend crafting
( a perfect weekend for me lol I hope)

Friday, 27 March 2009

Day 2 of the goody bag Draw.....

We're still celebrating
Yesterday we had a lovely pub meal home made steak and kidney pie
and wow it was so yummy the evening was spent with a glass of bubbly and a night watching t.v (for once there was something that we both wanted to watch lol)
So its day two for your chance to win a goody bag
Just leave a comment and the 6th person will win themselves some fab goodies

Winner from Day 1.............

Crafty Daffodil

Congratulations you were the 6th person to comment
If you send me your details I will get your goody bag in the post
there will be another chance to win a goody bag today
see the above post

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Lets Celebrate....Woo hoo Candy

Happy Anniversary
Happy 40th Birthday
to my wonderful hubby
Yes its finally come around and its been a normal day so far with the school run rush, dreaded h******k and last minute card orders lol.
However as I'm celebrating today
I am going to be putting 6 goody bags up for grabs.
One each Day
So keep dropping back over the next 6 days
and leave a comment on that days post and
the 6th person to comment on the day will win the goody bags.
hugs and see you in a bit
Dont forget to leave your comment for today .

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Blog Sale .....

yep you heard it right
I'm having a
Blog Sale
(sort of a garage sale but without the bad weather, travelling and rummaging in boxes lol)
It is mostly crafting stuff(well a girl has to make space for stuff )
so if you see anything you might like email me.
I will be adding to the list as I clear a space at a time (boo hoo !!!)
and this post will stay at the top until the end of the month.
Right lets start:
  • Glitter Girls Majestic Board
  • Sizzix Teapot Die
  • Spellbinders Bridal Dress
  • Fudge Brownie Candle Mold
  • See D's magical Christmas Stamp set
  • See D's Animal Christmas Stamp Set

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Before you say it ......

...... I'm not AWOL
just real busy at the moment with our Anniversary and hubby's birthday coming up
I seem to be swamped with one thing or another ...school parents evening ,not looking forward to those and fundraising meetings all this week Grrrrr.
Anyhoo in celebration of tying the knot
(Can't believe its been so long 6 years wow you know the saying Id be out by now lol)
and hubbys mile stone
( he'll kill me for saying that but I love him lol)
I will be having some give aways.
So check back again soon so you don't miss out
Off to make another cuppa

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Happy Mother day.... to all you mums.....

Especially mine
My Mum has been there for me
more than she realises and often without me realising it too
She's a friend I can count on and someone I get inspiration from in adversity.
So today mum I'm wishing you a
Happy Mother's Day
(and she'll probably kill me for putting this photo up )

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Oh forgot theres more candy

has a huge selection for her candy giveaway

check it out

Bugs, Bugs, bugs.....

Thats what I've been destroying for most of the day today after clicking on an innocent site.
As an avid blog hopper and internet browser,
Fellow hoppers and browsers
PLEASE make sure you have good antivirus and antispyware on your computers
I have and luckily it was caught before any damage was done
(still took me a few hours for scans etc )
but the thought of losing my files and access to the internet was devastating.
So go get protected and back up your files
Have a fab saturday
Im off to play with stamps again in a mo as
I've had new rubber come this week and Im itching to play with it
(that sounds so wrong lol)
Okay Off to do some stamping

Friday, 20 March 2009

A card for Jackie's Challenge

This was my entry for her superb sketch challenge.
It wasnt until after I had sent her this image she asked where's the green?
So I coloured the daisy stalk a little more with my copic new leaf and yep now my card was lilac and green lol.
It was a lovely challenge and a great sketch to do I think I might use it more often too.
Thank you Jackie

Bits and bobs penny black image , SU sentiment,SU and PTI papers. a few pearls (see no dew drops lol)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Oh wow blog candy and what a candy it is

is offering up these two little guys and wow what an offer

What happened to the weather...

I cant see beyond my nose its that foggy out there
mind you my mind seems foggy today not enough coffee yet
Have you all picked up your little award in the last post.
It is a cute one
I'm off to the shed today, my recent activity has created a whirlwind there and if I don't move stuff and tidy it up something else is going to be lost and I don't think it will just be my mojo, there are stamps hiding in there somewhere and they need to be inked up lol.
and the postie better come early today he should be bringing some little friends so Id best go and make the place nice for them.
Have a lovely Wednesday (okay Thursday Im still in need of coffee lol, the weekends even closer then )only a few days til the weekend.
and don't forget your mums on Sunday spare them a thought.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Oh Ive got that warm feeling again inside...

No...Ive not drank my coffee to quick again
although I am on my second cup of the morning
(eyes still half open LOL)
I've received this lovely award today from Sarah B

and Id love to pass it on to all of you that comment on my blog or just pop by to have a peek.

Right off to finish my cuppa and into the shed to get some work done.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Simply Pink B day....

I got my recent PTI delivery this week and had to stamp something with them lol. The with sympathy set is so versatile I used it for a friends birthday.

Bits and Bobs: cardstock,paper, ribbon and gem from stash PTI sentiment and image,chalk inks

Monday, 16 March 2009

Little box of puppies .......

I love this image from Pc crafter.Ive had these buttons since winning them at my first crafters weekend in manchester (had a fabulous time and met some wonderful friends there)

Bits and Bobs : Pc crafter image,buttons and papers from stash.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 4

I wanted to get this one done as.a.p
as I know Im going to be busy this week
with Mothers Day coming up
I giggle every time I use this stamp
I computer generated the sentiment as this card is for a belated B'day
so the colours to use on this challenge are
y08,bg13 and v06

These are the colours Ive used

Bits and bobs: Cardstock and dewdrops from stash, SU papers.

Bath Day ....

Another secret message card

A quick one
This time for a man using the stamp I got from Jak
I love this image and tend to use it alot of late.
Coloured it with copics
( getting as much practise as I can lol)
Bits and bobs: Image man in bath from Jak,brown cardstock from Papermill, paper PTI,sentiment stamp PTI,Dew drops, Ribbon from stash.
Enjoy your sunday and the rest of the weekend

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Passion for papertrey challenge 2#

And what a challenge one layer card this time still using PTI.
I was a bit stuck on this as there was so much choice of what to do.
So went with butterfly kisses paper and stamped a couple of butterflies from the set embossed and then cut them out
I made the body up with dew drops and some craft wire for the antenae
the ribbon is SU and sentiment clear dollar stamps

Doing a bit for Charity....

Told you I'd get some candles done
well candle melts

I try my best to contribute to many charities and these little candle melts are hopefully going to raise a few pennies for a cancer charity afternoon my mums off to in May.
I've donated a selection of cards to accompany them.

The strawberry melts are fragranced too
so when burning it smells so fresh yum !

Friday, 13 March 2009

Black and white blooms....

With a bit of bling
and a flourish

Flowers, flowers everywhere it seems
Check out Jaks blog
and see what Karen and Jackies been making too

I feel a bit like a squashed tomato...

...because its red nose day lol
and Ive been with all the littlies at nursery today,all dressed in red.
I know we are in a recession but hopefully a bit of fun today
will brighten someones life up with the money thats being raised.
Hope you have fun on red nose day
Have a great weekend everyone.
Oh forgot to say
Candy Copic Candy

Friday.......is fish day

well it always was in our house when growing up
fish and chips all round and it didnt cost as much as it does now.
I think this little tiddler
wont go far though

This card is for my other Brother- in- Laws Birthday
(sometimes I don't like march so many Birthdays and Anniversaries, even our own lol)
Hes a renowned fisherman NOT and the image is a spitting image too lol
The image is again from PC crafter decoupaged up for a bit of definition
Bit and bobs: Pc Crafter image, Poppy card stock from PTI paper from stash, SU buttons and PTI sentiment

Thursday, 12 March 2009

A cute little bug award

from Bev
There are so many awards about at the moment and such fabulous blogs
I feel truly honoured and humbled that my little spot gives a bit of inspirations to others
Im passing this one onto all those that follow my blog
Thier blogs are fabulous just take a look at them

Gorjuss Secret message card

I am so in love with these little girls
They are just gorjuss

I know its simple but...

Untie the ribbon
there is a secret message inside
I coloured the image with copics and
then framed it with some tapestry stamps to soften the effect
I haven't added a sentiment yet as Im not sure who its going to.
Bits and bobs:lilac cardstock,memory box papers,
tapestry stamps, PTI inks spring moss,jardin garden,lavender moon and iris,
ribbon from stash
Copics used BVooo,BVoo Vo4,E00,R02E31,E33,E35,E15,C1,C0

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Phew no 3 done now too...

I thought Id get my peel offs out again
( you know the ones that you have loads of LOL)
I stuck the wedding couple onto acetate and
then glittered the bride to give her a bit of sparkle.
I used DCWV papers again here I think from the wedding collection
I have so many papers and dont want to use them, just stroke them and put back in the drawer for later,(my drawer is fit to bursting LOL)but these ones seemed apt.
Used my circle nesties well you have to.

Bits and Bobs: Wedding couple and sentiment peel offs,glitter,DCWV papers Card stock from papermill, Nesties

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Baby Dragon

This little Dragon
keeps popping up lately.

I couldnt resist again to make a card with this high hopes stamps.
I coloured him with prisma pencils this time and added some H20's to the dummy.

Bits and Bobs: High hopes stamp, SU papers, and sentiment ,ribbon from stash and Dew drops.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Another wedding card

Im making my way through these
still a few more to go

and at the same time I'm going through my stash and
finding things I havent used in a while like this little heart pin.

Bits and Bobs:DCWV paper,Stamp I have no idea (again no logo or rather rubbed off ) Brilliance starlight silver ink, silver organzer ribbon heart pin and flower from stash.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious challenge 2

Found I had time on my hands
I loved the sketch although the thought of hand made buttons made me squeal a bit.
The image I used is one I had in my hug bug folder from PC Crafter, papers and sentiment are from PTI with some embellishments from stash
My buttons are just punched circles of card with knotted cord simple but effective.


little yellow ones
I dont do easter cards well haven't up until now.

These are a small collection
Ive been asked to make some to accompany Easter gifts.
The Whiff of Joy chick image just seemed so right.
I gave them all a little yellow fluff belly with some fun flock just for fun.
Bits and bobs: Whiff of Joy Image, bazill card stock, papers from SU,yellow fun flock
gems and PTI sentiment
Copics y08,y13

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Copic Colour Challenge 3#

This weeks challenge was a sketch by Chris Dickinson
and using any coloured copics.
After debating which image to use it was the colours I went with blue and chocolate brown as its such a beautiful colour combination.
Colours used:E55,E33,E31,E,R02,E59,E15,B00,B14,B23,B41YG23 and colourless blender
( I know I forgot the image again doh )
Once my image was done I needed papers
and I came across the ideal ones to accompany the image
Donna at Bearly Mine Designs has made the most scrummy backing papers there are.
The links in my " places I shop"
Bits and Bobs: Whiff of Joy Image, Copics,Cuddly buddly sentiment,Bearly Mine papers,chocolate card stock papermill and the buttons,ribbon and flower are from my Stash.

Stork Delivery...........

Another Baby card but this time using Daisie's free download
Matched with some SU papers and sentiment.
I'm using these papers a lot lately as they are so gorgeous
Think I can feel another paper share coming on lol.
Bits and Bobs: Daisie free download image,SU Papers and sentiment,
gems and bow from stash

Friday, 6 March 2009

For Father......

Well the set from Stampin Up is called that
but this cards
for my Brother In Law

I really love this image and it goes well with most colours I've found
Bits and Bobs: SU stamp For father, Card stock from Stash,
dewdrops,versamark night sky ink.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

oooh Babies... a sign of spring

Well it seems everyone is either telling me
they are having one
or just had one LOL
so my new high hopes stamps are having their first outing.
I love this little dragon baby
and inked it up as soon as I possibly could.
Bits and Bobs : High Hopes Baby dragon Image,PTI papers ,Martha stewart punch,nesties, SU sentiment stamp,ribbon from stash,h20's
and the copics Iused (sorry I forgot to take a piccy doh!)
BV000,BV00,BV02 V02 ,Vo4.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Now Im... seeing dots before my eyes

yes these dotty blooms are coming soon
courtesy of
so you'll have to keep an eye on her blog.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Wedding Card.....

Im not asked to do many of these this early in the year
then I get loads of requests all before August.

So this is one of many to come I guess lol
Bits and Bobs: Couple stamp ( o idea as it was a gift and there is no make on it )
Cream cardstock, gold dotted vellum from stash,dew drops,
Nesties Label 1 ,Distress ink for edges and peel offs.
The sentiment was computer generated.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sugar oooh Christmas sugar,,,

and the theme is Christmas

it's March I know
but then you can never start your Christmas cards too early I guess lol
I sifted through my Sugar Nellie images and I love this one.
I don't normally use it for Christmas but then,
why not he's got a present and Christmas is for giving.
I scavenged a few Christmas papers from my stash
( I have no idea where half of them are from so if you know tell me lol)
Bits and Bobs : Home grown Sugar Nellie Image,Distress Inks,H2O's,SU embellishments,
See D stamp sentiment,Papers and card from Stash.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Image box...

Oh I've loved playing today
( hubby was a bit concerned as no cards were made but hey ho there's always tomorrow)
It was just so good to get the creative flow going
Jeanette made an image box a while back
and I thought it was such a great idea I had to make one for my shed.
I'm forever losing those stamped images and having to stamp more.
So I made:
a card organiser that's easy to hand
I threw everything at this I think
you could say I got carried away lol ,
I covered a box with chocolate paper then accented the front and sides with basic grey papers, Used my threading punch to create the edges and added some dew drops, Used wooden beads and paper beads and Jaks build a bloom flower to finish
The divider cards are all the same with a tab top for info
Bits and Bobs:Chocolate paper, basic grey papers,dew drops,threading water punch, paper beads. wooden beads,distress ink frayed burlap,slice machine for letters, brads and findings from stash