Sunday, 29 May 2011


Good Morning Blogland
Well Sunday morning means ironing for me ... I don't know why I leave it to pile up ..but I do!!! and Sunday morning seems to be the time that I always do it :( Oh well the sooner it's done the sooner I can craft :)
Today sees our 3rd challenge start at HERE COME THE BOYS ... can you believe we are on No. 3 already!! and this time our theme is:
and I am delighted to be the sponsor this time around from my store CRAFTS 4 YOU and until 6:00pm (GMT) tomorrow evening there is FREE P&P!!!!!
the winner of this challenge will win a ribbon bundle of my fabulous "retro stitch" ribbon in "boys colours", a multi pack of Baker's Twine (brand new in) and a Club Membership to my online store - which will allow you to get 10% off everything you buy in the future - so pop on over to to HERE COME THE BOYS for all the details and to check out the DT cards - they are fab!!!
Here's mine ....

I used a stamp I bought ages ago and haven't used (as you do) and coloured with copics, the papers are some I forgot I had (as you do) ... I really should rummage through my drawers more often LOL!!
The ribbon is that lovely RETRO STITCH RIBBON which is part of the prize for this challenge and the sentiment is part of a set of 6 FATHERS DAY both of which can be found at CRAFTS 4 YOU
Oh well ... off to do the ironing I supppose ...
Thanks for stopping by and I'll catch up with you soon :)

Saturday, 28 May 2011


Afternoon All
Not a very nice start weather wise to the Bank Holiday weekend ... well at least here in Essex anyway - cloudy and dull :( ... but perfect weather for crafting or craft shopping :)
so I thought I'd let you know that I have a Bank Holiday Event at my shop CRAFTS 4 YOU

I am offering FREE P&P all weekend up until 6:00pm (GMT) Monday 30th May - so the perfect opportunity to stock up on those "Must Have" crafting goodies :)
Just Arrived from the USA beautiful BAKER'S TWINE
and also arrived yesterday
the simply gorgeous MOLLY BLOOMS stamp range

Right .. I'm off to do a spot of crafting ... which may just include either Baker's Twine or a Molly Bloom LOL - I'll catch up with you tomorrow for another challenge at Here Come the Boys
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Morning Blogland
I'm off later this morning to play with my crafty friends again - so much fun!! but before I go there's just time for me to let you know that a new challenge starts today at DO IT WITH DIGIS
last week it was all about the girls - so this time .....
let's see those male themed cards ... don't forget to use a digi image :)
The lovely Di from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS is sponsoring us this time and my DT got to play with some of her gorgeous images
Here's mine ....
This little cutie is called ON THE BENCH and i've coloured him with promarkers in West Ham colours - and is the card I'm giving to my hubby from our Westie Skye for Father's Day ... here's hoping he doesn't look at my blog before then LOL
I've followed a fab sketch from SKETCH & STASH and my neglected stash is my papers - these are from Pink Petticoat and sadly I don't use them nearly often enough but have gained inspiration from my blogging friend Vicky who uses them all the time and her cards are fab!! My new stash is my Martha Stewart button punch - just love it!!!
This is the Friday Freebie this week - check it out from tomorrow at SENTIMENTS 4 YOU

My new favourite toy - my Martha Stewart button punch available HERE at my shop CRAFTS 4 YOU
I would also like to enter:

I hope you likey and thanks for stopping by :)
Catch up with you all soon

Monday, 23 May 2011


Morning Blogland :)
Another beautiful morning here in sunny Essex and I have some very good news to share with you - I am now a fully fledged member of the DIE CUT DREAMS CHALLENGE BLOG DT Woo Hoo!!! Thank you so much Susie for inviting me I am so looking forward to working with all the fabulous girlies over there :)
So ... this is my first card for the challenge - a new one starts today :) We want you all to follow Dawn's brilliant sketch and the winner gets to Guest Design on a forthcoming challenge!!
Check out the other DT cards they are awesome!!!
Here's mine ....

This is a card I made for my niece's birthday last week and she loves cats :) this little cutie is from Digi Stamp Boutique - Olivia and Archie - I bought the whole set (as you do) but they are available separately too and I coloured with promarkers for a change - my papers are from MME and I've added card candy to embellish.  The sentiment is one of mine and can by found at CRAFTS 4 YOU as can the card candy :)
I have entered it into the May Competition at DIGI STAMP BOUTIQUE
Hope you likey and I'll catch up with you all soon

Sunday, 22 May 2011


Good Morning All!!
Well after a heavy downpour first thing this morning the sun is now shining and we have bright blue sky ... have to say the garden really needed the rain :)
So ... on this beautiful morning we have another challenge starting over at TOTALLY TILDA and this time we would like to see ...
If you are stuck for inspiration pop over and check out the DT selection there are some beauties there :)
Also ... we have two new additions to our team TERESA and LISA ... I already know Teresa as she is my teamie on Here Come the Boys - looking forward to working with both of you :)
Here's my creation ....

I decided to use the same Tilda and make a selection of Christmas Tags - I coloured her in different colours with copics to match the papers - which I chose as they are all from the same stack - Let it Snow from Dovecraft - as they all had greetings on them already, and then added ribbon, gems and "bobbly" ribbon to match - I will be saving these for pressies for Christmas!!
I would like to enter :
Oh well... off to do the ironing now :( .... but will be crafting later :)
Catch up with you all soon

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Evening All!!
I just had to share with you what the postman brought to me this morning hehe!!
I had a class this morning so had to wait until just now to get it out the box and have a play!! which was agony LOL
I have to say it's brilliant, sturdy and feels really smooth when you use it - can't wait to buy some more dies!!
Here it is ... my Grand Calibur!!!!

With  my Grand Squares and Circles
I'm justifying it by using it on my Big and Beautiful class next week and then on the next class list I do will have a class specifically on the machine (hehehe ... sorted!!!)
Off now to have tea and then play some more!!!!
Catch up with you all soon :)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Afternoon Blogland!!
Just thought I'd pop by and show you a card I made for my class this week on Easel cards :)
I've had such fun making these cards - I've twisted, double twisted and done a circle one too LOL - I'll post the others in due course
This one is a single twisted easel ...

Blue is my favourite colour so really enjoyed colouring this one in .... I coloured with promarkers - this gorgeous "Gorjuss" girl is called LITTLE HEART and the stamped bow is part of the stamp set too and can be found at my shop CRAFTS 4 YOU as can the MINI DIE CUT SENTIMENTS and the BLUE PEARLS
Here's hoping my ladies enjoy making it on Wednesday and Friday!!
Catch up with you all soon :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Morning All
Well .. can you believe it ... it's been two whole weeks since HERE COME THE BOYS was launched and what a response we had to our first challenge - WOW!!! Thank you so much!!!
Anyway .. it's time to start CHALLENGE NO: 2 and this time we want you to
If you've never followed a sketch before you have to keep to the basic layout but you can re-size the elements or turn the sketch around .. as long as the basic layout is kept - if in doubt check out the fab DT cards for inspiration :)
Here's mine ...

I couldn't resist using one of my lovely Hanglar Stanglar stamps - just love this set!!! and I coloured him with promarkers.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts sentiment set ANYTIME MESSAGES and I've punched it out with the stampin up oval punch.  The DP is double sided by Fancy Pants and is called SHELBY
Hope you likey :)
Have a good Sunday and I'll catch up with you next week :)

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Morning All
Another beautiful day in Sunny Essex and unfortunately I've got to do housework :( ...oh well the quicker I get it done the sooner I can enjoy the sunshine ... or do some crafting LOL!!
Another challenge starts today over at DCD CHRISTMAS CLUB where this week it's a little bit different ...
We want you to follow a Tutorial for an acetate based card - if you pop on over to the challenge you will find step by step details of how to achieve this fantastic shaped card :)
Check out the DT cards - fab as usual!!
Here's mine ...

I had so much fun following this tutorial and will definitely be doing it again :) I've used two Magnolia stamps Tilda and Edwin skating and a winter background scene both have been coloured with copics, I've added some ribbon and a snowflake brad, and plenty of glitter on the background and Tilda/Edwin :)
The sentiment is one of mine and is part of a set of 6 in either DIGI FORMAT or CLEAR STAMP SET both of which can be found at CRAFTS 4 YOU
Also I just thought I'd let you know that I run a "Membership" scheme at my online shop ... it costs you a one off fee of £5.00 and then you receive a unique code that entitles you to 10% off every time you shop - you will also be entered into prize draws and there will be special membership weekends where you will receive special discounts for club members only
CLICK HERE to check out the details!!

Right then... that's me done for now ... off to do the dreaded housework :(
Catch up with you all tomorrow :)

Friday, 13 May 2011


Evening Blogland!!
Well what a frustrating day!!! Blogger has been a pain in the ***** and has wiped my challenge post and my personal post I did yesterday - what a nightmare!!!
So - here it is again LOL
the start of a new challenge at DO IT WITH DIGIS where the theme this time is :
so we would like to see some sass in your cards with some sparkle added for good measure
Check out the DT cards for inspiration they are gorgeous as always :)
Here's mine ...

I decided to go a bit "70's" with this one LOL but I'm loving the combo!!
I coloured this little minx with copics and mounted her on nesties, then added card candy and ribbon to embellish, both the CARD CANDY and RIBBON can be found at CRAFTS 4 YOU
Well let's hope that Blogger has finished playing games now and we can all post in peace!!
Be back tomorrow with another DT card for DCD Christmas
Catch you all then :)


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