Sunday, 27 June 2010

Mo's challenge is Anything goes....

......and it looks like he's gone pretty quick on that bike
I think he's heard the bell and he's off home for tea
The image is bye bye from Mo Manning
Its another favourite to add to my list.

as usual I've coloured him with copics
and used papers from my stash and embellies that were lying around
I just love that pencil
The sentiments are PTI

Here's a close up of that backpack lol

So are you licking your wounds from the footie
luckily I don't follow it and neither does hubby
so we had a relaxing day yesterday although very hot
and today is supposed to be hot too
I best get that suncream out again

Catch ya later

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Snow Angels in sunny June....

well why not
The image is from Karens doodles and I had a whale of a time with my distress inks and papers making this one
Im not stopping long with this post as its sunny outside and well Im missing it being stuck indoors so its pool time again today and this time I think I will be going in
(sorry about the pic that evening sun just cuts across so quick )

(Close up) just look at that smile so.... Happy!!!

Enjoy the weekend and the England match

Catch ya later

Friday, 25 June 2010

She's soooo cute sitting there.....

I'm still wondering what she has hidden behind her back lol
This is an image from hAnglar and stAnglar and I just love it as I love all their stamps.
Ive gone for the distressed shabby look with this card and I really went to town with the distress inks and scissors
(my distress tool has gone walk about might need to invest in a spare)
The background stamps and sentiment are PTI (always handy)
I'm going to enter this one into the lovely hAnglar only challenge blog.
I missed the first one
Its a day off for me so Im off for a bit of family time
Catch ya later

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Stampin Up came to the rescue...

.....with my new house card
These little house stamps are so cute
and easy to use I just couldn't resist using them.
I used my new SU colours razzleberry and soft suede
I think I will need some more of these they are so lush together
The weather has still been with us over the last couple of days hope it stays a bit longer Hubby is getting the garden done and its looking swish now.
sorry about the pic it was just before a setting sun I was making the most of the sunshine.
Catch ya later

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Rock angel

I love this image and thought I'd keep it as white as I could
(well you have to add a little colour)
The image is kenny k's
I've just bought some more of these
I cant resist them they are so kwl (as my daughter says).
I used my trusty copics and some bits and pieces from my stash
I just love the feather to add a bit of drama
its still hot here, my shed is beginning to melt lol
So catch ya later .....I'm off to get some rays.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Ahhhhh isnt she just adorable....

Patience.... one of Mo mannings gorguss images

I so know this image when my kids were little
I cant say squeak our cat was so tolerant lol infact she still isnt
I've kept this one quite simple using k& co paper and some flowers from wild orchid crafts,
the sentiment is a cuddly buddly I found while sorting out some stamps
Im off to work in a mo so this is a super quick post today
hope the sun stays shining

Monday, 21 June 2010

Want to do something different ......

Well I did on saturday, I walked the race for life
I was joined my daughter on the trek and as she's pregnant again
(yes I'm going to be a nanny again)
we took it easy and did a gentle walk round the course.
We finished in 1 hour 10 mins ( so it wasnt that bad a time )
I raised £150 for a wonderful cause
and had a platter of chips afterwards while watching the nivea boys lol
(well you just have to )

On to my card
its another fabulous image Da Bomb from Kenny K
I coloured her with copics and then found my glimmer mists out to add a bit of pizazz to my papers ( they are from my stash I think making memories but cant be sure) the cardstock is the new rich razzleberry from SU and some black and then I just added asentiment fromPTI and some accent stars and buttons
Im chuffed with how this one came out even hubby was impressed
( he doesnt normally comment )
I'm off to get a refill of coffee
Catch ya later

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Had a Fabulous sunday..... strawberry picking

Happy Fathers Day

We had some great family time together today
and spent the morning strawberry picking
I think the kids ate more than we picked lol
Josh seemed to find the biggest strawberries in the field

Just look at that strawberry
it didn't stay there for long I can tell you

all the kids with overflowing prize punnets
Perfect Day !!!!!!

Today is fathers day and blog hop day

"Happy Fathers Day "
this is the card Ive done for the La Pashe DT monthly challenge
Karen set the challenge this month again and of course she couldn't forget fathers day
So here's my entry
Ive distress where I can on this card,coloured my flippin image with copics and used my SU punches
Check out Karen's and Lydia's blogs for their creations.

Enjoy the day dads out there

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Summertime...... when you get a chance for some me time,kids are outside playing,
all house work is done and you have time to sit, relax and call a friend for a chat
This is another fabulous image from Karen's doodles
I'm going to enter it into the UK challenge this week
I've used my copics and some papers from my stash (I think they are K& co)
flowers a plenty (always a cheerie sight in the summer)are wild orchid crafts
ohh and the sentiment is PTI.
I'm off to get my hair chopped and then get ready for the race for life this afternoon
I hope the sun stays out.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Nobody loves me like you do... can always count on your furry friends for that unconditional love.
Here's one of Meljens images

its so cute
I've coloured it with copics and went mad with a few circles
the papers are bearly mine designs
Donna has some fantastic papers for sale either in download or cd
They are just awesome.
I'm back at work today so no joyful playing in my shed (boo hoo !! )
hopefully I can sneak some time over Sunday as its a busy Saturday for me tomorrow
Best get a wriggle on and set off to work

Catch you later folks

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Its soon going to be that time again ....

When the little ones leave Nursery and go up to big school.
I tend to get a rush of cards to make this time of year
with the children leaving so I thought Id get started a bit earlier.
This card will make any teacher happy I'm sure
Its nice to make them feel appreciated

Meet Harvard
he's such a cutie and one of Mo's images
Ive used my SU stash of papers this time
and some fab buttons I had a a freebie from a candy I won a while ago
I'm entering this one into the stamp something challenge this week

Aidan's fruit crumble came home safe from school yesterday
and I have to say it was okay a bit sweet
but apparently that was the teachers fault as she put more sugar in
(does she not read her own recipe)
Aidan was pleased with it
Its short bread next time
I doubt we will get to see any of this one as its one of Aidan's favourites lol
Right I'm off to get some work done while its not to hot
hopefully it will be another scorcher today

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Ready to get rocked .........

well today I have ...
I've had a day off from work and the sun is out and all is well as
I've been hold up in that shed again,blasting my music, making this card along with a few others.
This image is called Star, its one of Kenny K's designs and wow I'm in love with them

They are so different and so much fun to colour
Ive coloured her with copics ( I just love that hair ) and used some papers from my stash
My Martha Stewart punch came to use again with this card along with my SU Star punch.
The sentiment is from my fancy pants set.
I'm off to get some more cards done while I can and before my boys come home
Its the first day of food tech for Aidan so he's making fruit crumble for tea

psst ...don't forget to add yourself to the blog candy

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Wow a new site for those who love digi

( One of my favourite makes and Image by Mo Manning)

Kenny K has set up a challenge blog here
a new shop and wow the creations are awesome.
They are looking for a new design team
To find out the details for the DT call here
I'm off to colour some of the new creations Ive just bought
they are fan....tastic
catch ya later

Saturday, 12 June 2010

A fruity little number

I'm back from the seaside and escorting the little ones to the waves.
Their shrieks of delight was an enchanting moment.
One I wont forget in a hurry.
Even saw Josh running to the sea to fill his bucket up it was a fantastic day all round.

SO this card is
Just for the weekend
One of Anne's girls again
I just cant get enough of these they are so much fun to colour.
I used some of my SU papers and a strawberry charm I have had for ages,flowers are from wild orchid crafts again and the sentiment cuddly buddly.

on a high this week as I had some fab news
I won.. I won... yes twice
in a couple of challenges my number came up so Ive got some goodies coming my way
will show you what I do with them soon ...

Friday, 11 June 2010


Oh I wish I was a lion sometimes and could just roar the day away
and this lion from squiggle fly could let out a good roar I'm sure.

I loved colouring this image with copics they are such a cute family
and having it as a digi image I resized it and coloured it to fit on the insert
how cool !!

no more typing and printing out inserts for a while
( you know that's the most boring bit of making a card )
now its fun to do inserts.

I've scheduled this post today as I'm hopefully making a sand castle
on the beach right now
Only thing is whether its in the sun or the rain
So peeps have a fab Friday

Come on by again soon
Ive got more to show you tomorrow

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Pretty in pink

Another one of Anne Bodills images isn't she so sweet
I'm scheduling this post as Im busy working this week. Ive used bearly mine designs papers on this card and been busy with the glitter well you have to sometimes lol
The girlie image is coloured with copics and a cuddly buddly sentiment

hope you like it
catch you later

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Oh my I'm in heaven a new challenge blog has begun and it includes my favourite stamps hAnglar and stAnglar

Ive just checked out the first challenge
pink and green
what fab colours I think I will be having a play this week.
Work will just have to wait

A little hello

This is one of those just because cards
Ive had a relaxing week while the kids have been off school its been a busy day today though and bodes for a busy week I think.
Ive used my new SU card and papers they are just lush and the image is a gorguss hanglar image I have a weakness for these.They are just so cute. Ive coloured her with copics Im still learning with these pens I think as they are so versatile.
Im going to fill a glass up now and relax for the rest of the evening
Enjoy the sun

Red .....................

doesn't it just make you smile.I've got to say a big thank you to Karen ( my DT buddy ) for pointing me in the direction of this digi artist. Anne Bodil has created some real cuties for peeps on her blog and the hats the girls are wearing just remind me of strawberries so I thought strawberries and cream a perfect card for the summer.
The papers are scraps I found and the corners are some I had from a previous make, the ribbon is a wow and I was loath to use it but it looks better on the card than not(or so people tell me)
The flowers are from wild orchid crafts and a few I found in my flower drawer (its rather full at the mo) Its nearly the end of the hols now which means getting back into work mode. The sun has been so happy this week and out with its hat on so I'm relaxed and ready to see what next week has in store.
Im going to put this one into a spoonfull of sugar challenge, the theme is celebration card.

Friday, 4 June 2010

La Pashe is flying the flag for crafters on all their products whilst England remain in the FIFA World Cup starting 12th June 2010.

Wow! stock up while you can crafters this is an amazing offer.

Spider -mouse..... spider- mouse....

Don't you just love this image from
Katherine and Whiff of Joy
its so giggle-icious and its a freebie too
you can get it from here
I punched some stars and stamped a few retro images on the background
He's hanging from a star with a bit of spidey rope(silver thread)
The sentiment as usual is from PTI
(they are so good with sentiments for any occasion)
It's another day onwhitsun hols and I am as relaxed as can be
: 0 )

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Visiting the family

A day out to the zoo
and on one of the hottest days this year
The boys became animal adopters this year

Here they are with their respective children
Aidan with his Amur Leopard
Josh with his family of Meerkats

It was a beautiful day and hubby got some lovely shots of the animals and kids lol

Now they have their passes I can see us making a few trips back

Hope your all enjoying the sun,
off to have a bbq tonight and enjoy it while it lasts
: )