Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Wow what a challenge

  I love make it crafty and their challenges Make it colourful but boy do they test you  I missed the grounding challenge last week as I had too much going on for me to sit down and think. But today I had the perfect afternoon to have a play. 
WELL....... after three real  bad attempts and googled sunsets and watched tuorials and pulled hair out and stomped and cursed (it is supposed to be a b'day to relax :o colouring is my normal way to relax lol) I  nearly gave up but then thought NO.... Im not going to let a colour swatch beat me so I printed out a couple of digi  images and voila my last  attempt the previews are all lying on the floor scrumpled up 
I feel like I've given a pint of blood and now I need a cuppa and a biscuit lol

 Make it Crafty Timber Top ridge image used
 Infact yep thats what I'm going to do and a piece of cake sounds better than a biscuit  slimming world  can wait another day  :)

Goodies Used: MIC image Copics numbers oh my ermmmm  BV's,Yr's g's E's and gel  pen 

A bit of Sparkle and Shine

is the Theme for this weeks 
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 
 I've used one of Ann's fantastic sentiments for my project 

 Whimsy's  Ann Vento's Sentiment
  I'm celebrating  my  B'day  today  so  I'm off for a meal with the family
 and spending some precious time with hubby :) 

Goodies Used: Whimsy sentiment scorpal,gems from mei flower,cardstock papermill

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Off on his jollies

 Oh I wish I was on my hols too but its not to be
   Here's Harold taking a trek somewhere in his buggy I wonder if its to meet a lady  lol

 I'm off shopping myself today to get last minute things for the boys for school
 so  wish me luck as its market day too  oh eck  !!!!

Goodies Used:Justinklined image, papers from craft magazine,buttons from ebay, greeting from  papers, dewdrops 

Friday, 26 August 2011


What better way to add that to a card than with glitter it gets everywhere but I have to say I love glitter
it can lift a card so easily.

now  Ive added the glitter to the edges and  to the image  and I've gone for something a bit different to the normal frosted look I normally give my cards.
I wanted this one to be quite warm and snuggly just like the mouse in the knitting ball
 Ive added  some stickles to the image  as an added extra  so  it shimnes from a far and  accente the sunflower so it pops a bit more. 
Whimsy's Meljen's design Knitting mouse used 
This card has cheered me up this week as Ive been a bit under the weather again 
typical I get ill during the holidays something is definetly lingering around.
 I'm off to get some jobs done around the house   cupboards need emptying and so forth then hopefully I can get back to crafting : )

Have a happy Friday 
Goodies Used: Whimsy digi image, fine glitter in bronze,stickles copper,stickles black diamond, My minds eye papers copics  for image sunflower and copper flower eyelets from stash

Thursday, 25 August 2011

gee up...

 I had to make a super quick card to go with Dads little gift as he's 80  today so what else could I use
  than a horse racing  image and the perfect one from Justinklined as he loves the races 

Goodies Used: Justinklined image,,copics,other supplies  from stash

Monday, 22 August 2011

A beautiful Butterfly

I'm back off my jollies and have a card to share with you today 
I'm still unpacking stuff from the fabulous weekend crafting and as soon as Im all done I will take  some fab photos of the cards we all shared 
Whimsy's Moon cookie gallery butterfly image used

Catch ya laters folks

Goodies used: Whimsy digi image ,copics gems and dp from stash

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Im off on my jollies

Yes I'm  travelling again
( well I travelled yesterday as this is scheduled
this time down saufff or south as we say up north lol
 I'm meeting up with some crafting friends in Guildford and we are going to have a fabulous weekend
My wonderful friend Greta is being a fabulous host for the crafting weekend and we are making shoe box swaps again
 Here's mine simple but with  15+ cards for the day its good its simple
as we may get them all done lol 

Then its off  for a fabulous meal at Frankie and Benny's 
 so  if you  don't here  form  me my train  has  gone AWOL on the return journey
  or I'm still making the shoebox swap cards  lol  
Catch you all  laters and have a fabby weekend
Goodies Used:Cream  and brown card stock, Martha Stewart punch, pearls,SU  ink  

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Whimsy Challenge

 Yes its another Whimsy challenge  
this weeks theme 
Stitch in time  
 yep you guessed it ... you have to use sewing somewhere on your  project  Aggghh !!!
 I'm useless on the sewing maching and my hand sewing has much to be desired so this attempt is good for me I could have done some faux stitching but I like a challenge lol 
 So  pop over to  Whimsy inspirations and join in with the challenge 

Kathy's Raggedy bunny flower for you image
 Catch ya laters !!!

Goodies Used:Whimsy digi image,copics,wild orchid crafts  flowers, Whimsy postage stamps,ribbon and  DP from stash.  

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Another day at the zoo

looking for the Hop click Here

here's something for dad 
 I do love these giraffety's from Justinklined 
I've  used my winning candy from Kathys waffle sketch to make this card up 
  there were some fabulous papers and embellishments in it. 
Justinklined The Giraffetys image used
 I'm under the weather at the moment, some bug Ive picked up has held me down for the last 24 hours but I wasnt out as I did some colouring while my belly thrashed things out.
so today  if Im up to it I will get the rest of that DT work done I hope.
keep safe  peeps !!! 

Goodies Used: Justinklined digi image,SU ribbon,rest from stash and blog candy. 

Monday, 15 August 2011

Make it colourful challenge

OMG.... How awesome was yesterdays Hop You can find it HERE 
Now onto the Make it Colorful challenge over at Make it Crafty
MAKE IT WET and I said what !!!! 
Never done wet as in make it look wet just using pens and no glossy accents etc  so I was stumped but after looking up some brilliant tutorials and Ive given it a go lol
 YEP.... those three little dewy drops on the lily pad are my attempt.
Needs loads  more practise I think lol and my gel pen is naff and defunct so my whimsy  frog looks a bit like he's covered in calomine as the pen hissed and spat its final end ewwe.
but  Im still quite happy with it

 Whimsy frog used
Today I'm determined to get some DT work done and get ahead a bit while I can
So I'm off for a cuppa as needs must and I will catch you all later. 

Goodies Used:Whimsy frog image, DP graphic 45 wizard of OZ from Quixotic paperie,sentiment from DP  black pearls from imag-e-nation

Sunday, 14 August 2011

New digi releases from Whimsy and Make it Crafty

 Wow isn't it just fantastic Make it Crafty and Whimsy have joined forces and are releasing some fabulous  new digi collections 

City Talk,
Cityscape Sayings,
From Here to There,
Party Time Street Signs
     by Raindrop Echo designs 
 Urban Street collection
by Make it Crafty
and we are celebrating with a double blog hop
  Oooh  I'm soooo  excited  there are some fantastic prizes to be had for those following the hops so to be in with a chance of winning get those comments in  and join in with the hop 

Now you should have arrived at my blog from Marlene's fantastic creation if not  make sure you get yourself back there and see what she's created. 

I've made two cards for this special launch using two Kenny K images 
party time street signs  and urban Street images used


The second card is using the fabulous 
Urban Street  images and  Ann's cityscsape sayings   

I had such fun with these images and playing with merging the images,
 you will be spoilt for choice on what to make with them.
Now you need to get hopping
 over to the ubber talented  Zoe at Make it Crafty

Have a fantastic time hopping  peeps !!!!

 Here's the list of blogs for the Hops 

Whimsy Inspirations Blog

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Pink gem challenge white on white  one of those themes I dont do very often but when I do I love it 
  note to self:  must make more white on white cards lol
I  enjoyed this challenge and loved colouring in Clara

Pink gem Design Clara the cow image used 

its weigh in day again today ugh and I dont think I'm doing too well after the yummy croissants I had this week. In some ways I wish I was back at work as then I wouldnt eat between meals. 
But what ever happens I'm at the gym afterwards so I can work up a sweat.

Goodies Used: pink gem digi image, copics e's mostly, embossed flowers from stash, cuttlebug embossing folder white card stock.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

MIC challenge is Pink...

 Dont you just love a challenge
Over at Make it Crafty they are all in the pink,well I thought Id join them this week.    
  I started off with my card just having Cici on it but then after a random chat about ikea and pink mushrooms
( you know the sweets little pink and white things that are so yummy they are
worth a visit to ikea any day of the week ) lol.
Any way I had to add a little pink mushroom house for Cici.A girls got to have somewhere to live

Make it crafty mushroom house and Cici fairy  

I'm off for a well deserved cuppa now and it looks like rain again eeewww
  and Ive got more DT work to do
  So enjoy the rest of the day 
Catch  ya laters

Goodies Used: MIC images PTI sentiment,  bazill cardstock,laser cut dragon flies MIC, pink stickles.

Feel a bit parched...

...well not today the rains been threatening to come down again
 so I've stayed indoors and enjoyed the day colouring
 Whimsy sentiment by Ann Vento used

 Now I'm going to  get some more h*******k  done  before   it stacks  up  again  
Oh and dont forget to drop by theWhimsy challenge blog this week the themes ribbons and bows you could be in with a chance of winning if you enter and dont forget the new stamps and dies went on release this week also
Have a lovely Thursday
Goodies used : Whimsy sentiment, SU stamp set, Versa chalk ink, corner punches, yellow and  black cardstock.

Monday, 8 August 2011

All cogs and springs

I've  been having a fantastic time this last week colouring images I wouldnt of dreamed of attempting if it wasn't for Zoe and the girls on the Make it Crafty design team 
  I'm inspired and I just want to say thank you for making me think a bit more with my copics and have a play around for different effects Im still practising but then I never stop lol !!

Make it Crafty Clockwork house and Annabelle image used 

 A big thank you also to Ann for my new watermark I love it ,love it , love it 
I have a thing for dragon flies ,all their pretty colours they can appear in they fascinate me and I was in need of a treat  :0 )
Goodies Used: Make it crafty  images, copics oh woo loads of them  ermm BG49,15,13,11,10,, E43,41,40,B99,97,95,93,C9,7,5,3,2,1,0, I think  I know they were all out on the table at one point lol. DP  from stash  K&Co brads filigree bits  from stash  cogs from Make it Crafty, PTI  sentiment. 


the rabbits on the line along with the rest of the baby things

 Ive had great fun with this card as I had to route through all my buttons to find big ones and the same size I found a lot of other things while routing and I've sorted them out for future cards 
 Its a day for  H*******k  today 
so see you later and hope you all have a fabby day. 

Goodies Used: Justinkiined image,Dp from stash,buttons from stash,(arrrggg forgot to write down copics)
PTI sentiment  

Justinklined blog hop winner

  I  get to choose a winner from the visitors on the blog hop
and she is ............. (drum roll please)

Welldone Crea you have won the digi I used for the Hop 
 Contact me via email and I will send you the winning digi 
 Happy Day!!!!!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Under the sea ...

... is not the place I want to be at the moment 
however  if I had a tail like this maybe I would or I could take up swimming  as yep you guessed it the weigh in was not a good one this week  but on the upside
 I've enrolled at the local gym and  my induction is tomorrow 
Gawd help me they asked me to wear my gym kit  (what's that) the last gym kit I wore was black pumps pleated skirt, white shirt and revolting green gym knickers that rode up your bum when you sat down let alone bent over.Not what I'd call appealing. Lets just hope I do ok gulp !!!!!

  Mermaid Cordelia is from Make it Crafty  as is the  clam shell 

I've been having a play with my copics and catching up with some fabulous digi's I've purchased  in recent weeks well what else are holidays for but enjoying yourself and I do enjoy colouring I'm still on my learning journey with them but I think with copics its just practise, practise, practise
What do you think ?
  I'm going to keep on practising I think 

Goodies Used:Copics R85,81 RV21, for the shell BG49,15,13,11,10 for the tail,Usuals for the rest flowers and shells from stash  , Magnolia die leaf SU design paper, Pearls from Imag-e-nation

Friday, 5 August 2011


 I know thats what everybody says but hey you've got to love it being the weekend 
 Me I'm dreading tomorrows weigh in at SW as this week has not been a good one so I'd rather it just stay friday lol 
  My card for today is a shhhh....... Christmas one.
yes I do make them 
then panic when it get closer to the day and end up buying a box  shock horror!!!!!!!  well ....
Im not the onlyone that does it  and you know the strangest thing is I have heaps and boxes of Chrstmas   stamps and stuff  its bizarre ...
 SO.......................... I've used a Penny black hedgehog image 

He's so cute, a little bit of cracked glass glitter and its all wintery  
1 Christmas card made for 2011 
 I'm off to get some cards made today as yesterday I spent the day colouring while it rained.

Catch ya laters and have a fabby weekend.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Anyone for golf

  thankfully the weather has cooled down enough to go outside today
  and a round of golf sounds fun although I'm dangerous with a putter.
Coordination thing ( I have none lol )


I've joined forces today by using the pink gem challenge sketch 
Whimsy's Gopher image by the talented Kathryne 
 It was a fab card to make and will be going to an avid golf enthusiast (is that the right word) dont see what the fuss is walking round a bumpy field dodging a waterhole which you know your going to hit the ickle ball into or clobber yourself in the shin with the metal rod thing  lol.Nope not for me this golf    
So..... it ended up being too hot to craft yesterday well that cubby shed gets hot in the summer so I added a new blog layout  instead  and stayed inside,its coming up to my birthday so I thought Id splash out and brighten things up for a bit.
Well you have to dont you lol
 Have a fabby day today  : )
Goodies used: my paper from my stash no idea which (sorry) copics are used for the image and pearls as ever and a Martha Stewart punch,sentiment PTI   

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

bubble bubble fishy trouble

 This  is another of the makes from Appleby Magna craft weekend
Kim gave us a fab idea to make and I must say I love the effect of the punched out fishes 

 (Stampin Up  punches were used  for the fishes )

  Catch ya  laters folks :)

Okay so now I'm feeling better

 and after what I did yesterday !!!!!!
thank you for your  kind thoughts :)
 I  ventured into realms unknown,well  known to Josh as it was his bedroom,over seven hours later and three back bags I emerged victorious and intact 
I noticed Josh had vacated the house while I was completing my task so today I'm having a day off from  h*******k 
and I'm  back in the cubby shed  getting some valued me time as yesterday 
 Hope you have a good day today folks  enjoy the sun while you can as the weatherman says there's rain in them  clouds  
Catch  ya  laters  

Monday, 1 August 2011

Make it easel

Scroll down for the Justinklined  Hop

 its  the Whimsy digi team blog hop and digi release today
   my its all  go today  its  Team A's  turn this month 
  you can check out their fantastic creations HERE

 I've  gone with Crissy Armstrongs  Back to school  digi  

(copics used: Bg11,13,15, E,31,33,35,37, R29)
It was a joy to colour, I used some fabulous flowers from wild orchid crafts and SU Ribbon
 the DP is from my huge stash  
 I'm  feeling a bit under the weather today I think it  may be the heat  
or something I've eaten so I'm off for a lay down  
Catch you laters folks

Justinklined to Hop

 Yeah it's that time of the month again
our Host this month is the lovely Karen
She has chosen a theme of 
to  use  checks anywhere on your project 
Now you should have arrived from Tammy's fantastic blog and seen her fabulous project. 
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog  as the design team have candy to give awayand I wouldn't want you to miss out     

Here's my card using the beautiful magnolia image and some fabulous checked DP

Goodies used: Justinklined image,copics,DP from crafting magazine,
Stampin up sentiment and ribbon and pearls from stash.
Now you need to  go to  Karen's Blog and see her fabulous creation
 Enjoy the hop everybody and the sunshine woohoo !!!!!!!!