Sunday, 31 January 2010

Bloom and Grow

Evening friends! I've been busy with my Sugar Nellie dt pack, ooo the new releases are gorgeous! To see them all click here. This gorgeous girly is one of the fab new Manga stamps called Bloom and Grow. She's so fun to colour-I just love the manga stamps cos you can go as bright as you fancy and in January I think we need a bit of a colour!

For the layout I've used the gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday, am also going to enter it over at Dutch Dare who want to see Summer in Winter.

Stuff: Bloom and Grow stamp by Sugar Nellie, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers, sizzix die, button from stash, bling, copics to colour, bazzill bling cardstock, sewing machine.

Here's a little close-up:~

So hows your weekend been? Been a nice quiet one here, went out today to the local garden centre to see if I could find any crafty bargains, but there was none to be had! Me and Leo are baking chocolate chip cookies tomorrow and hopefully meeting up with a friend for coffee. Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-I love reading them!

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Little Boy Blue

Evening all! Am properly back now! All broadbanded up and everything, have missed you guys! Did anyone else wake up to some snow today? I know there's quite a lot in Scotland, usually I love snow but I think I got my fill at the beginning of the month! Ooo before I get chatting about my card just wanted to say a HUGE Congratulations to Gayle who has given birth to a beautiful baby girl!

My card today is using another cutie from the baby collection from Sugar Nellie called Callum, he's adorable right?! Perfect for little boys birthdays or even new baby cards! I decided to go quite simple with my embellishments and layout-I used some MME papers from the Abbey Road collection with matching lace. The little chipboard car is from a fab chipboard sheet by Cosmo Cricket and the little stars are Tim Holtz grunge pieces which I painted with Shimmerz in gold glimmer. Here's a close-up~

Am going to enter this card over at Simon Says Challenge who want to see baby cards, and A Spoonful of Sugar who want us to freestyle. Right am off to ink up my gorgeous New Manga stamps from Sugar Nellie! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave!

Thursday, 28 January 2010


Morning everyone! Hope you're day is getting off to a good start:) Had to pop on this morning to show you Raven from the Sugar and Spice collection from Sugar Nellie. I just love this image! I want her coat! hahahaha! I thought these yummy Indian Summer papers by Basic Grey would go perfectly, I just love the warm tones in these papers! Have you checked out the fantastic new releases over at Funkykits yet? The new Manga's are out! I just know they are gonna be so popular so I'd get em quick! Here's a close-up of Raven:~

I also had some fun making a lollipop flower, which I haven't done for ages! I also added some gold glimmer Shimmerz to the edges which I think looks really pretty. The flocked brad is an old Papermania one from my stash. I'll be back tomorrow, on my own internet connection and I'll be doing some serious blog hopping and catching up with you all! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave. Take care xxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges-Flutter By

Afternoon everyone! Hope you're week is going great! This week seems to be flying by, and on Friday I finally get my internet connected! Wohoo-can't wait! Since it is Wednesday that means it's time for another Quixotic Challenge, and this week the theme is Flutter By which was chose by the lovely Martine!

I've dug deep again in my stamp draw and found this little sweetheart, she was definetly due another outing! Her name is Susan, and she's designed by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, you can buy her here. Really versatile image me thinks, and so pretty! I've used the yummy MME Ooh La La papers again and used my trusty Janome Sew Mini to add stitching. You can buy all the other embellishments at Quixotic Paperie. Here's a close up of Susan:~

Do check out the other DT's work, their cards are all utterly fabulous! Hope you can find some time to join us this week, and don't forget you could win £15 worth of Prima goodies! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave-I really appreciate them! xxx

Saturday, 23 January 2010


Evening all! How are you enjoying your weekend? Me and Leo are at my mums at the moment, Leo's painting with Nana so thought I'd come on here and show you Mackenzie from the Sugar and Spice collection from Sugar Nellie. I just love this image, isn't she adorable?! As soon as I saw her I thought these Early Bird papers from Cosmo Cricket would go perfectly. It's so nice to use bright, cheery colours again after all the Christmas cards, and after all the snow we've had, makes you think that spring might be just around the corner!
Stuff: Mackenzie by Sugar Nellie available from Funkykits here, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers here, tulle, strawberry charm and bling all from Quixotic Paperie, copics to colour image, sewing machine, tim holtz distressing tool.
I'm going to enter this over at A Spoonful of Sugar where the theme is lots of layering. Before I go, did you know there's a fantastic sale going on at Sugar Nellie? 10 stamps are half price! That's a huge sale, right?!!! Go check em out if you haven't already! Take care and thanks so much for popping by and any comments you might leave for me:) xxx

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges-Use a Neglected Stamp

Afternoon everyone! Hope you're week is going well! Today we've got a fab theme for you over at Quixotic Challenges-use a neglected stamp! I am sad to say that Dahlia hasn't even been inked up! Soooo naughty! But I had lots of fun colouring her in, she's just such a fun image.

I haven't really used many embellishments this time around, all the papers are by MME Ooh La La collection, which includes a fab die cut sheet which is where the flowers and flourish came from, I just added some Prima bling from the E-Line available here.

Just short and sweet again, am dashing off to Lincoln shopping;) Can't wait to see your fab entries, hope you can find time to join in! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave. xxx

Monday, 18 January 2010

27 Today and Webknitter

Hello lovely peoples:) Hope you're having a good day and had a nice weekend! Tis my birthday today, as you probably guessed and was my wedding anniversary yesterday so have had a lovely coupla days:) Thanks for all the birthday messages:)

So todays card is using one of the fabulous new digi images by Sugar Nellie called 'Webbknitter' which you can buy here. I just love the style of these new designs, and they're so fun to colour! If you've never tries digi stamps before now's the time me thinks!

Stuff: Webbknitter digi stamp by Sugar Nellie available here, copics to colour, Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pad, tulle available here, charm from here, sewing machine, bazill bling cardstock, roses, bling from stash.

Am getting the phone lines put in tomorrow and the internet connection is coming soon after, next week most likely they said. Soooo missing my internet, but at least am getting chance to come online sometimes, I just miss looking at everyones blogs so much! I think I probably sound like a broken record now about the internet!

I'll be back Wednesday with my Quixotic Challenge card:) Thanks for popping by today and any comments you might leave! Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges-A Sketch

Afternoon everyone! Hope everyone is having a good week so far-not long till the weekend! Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left this week-means a lot that you're still with me:) Am sooo missing popping by everyones blogs to see all the gorgeous creations!

So today there's a new challenge over at Quixotic Challenges, and there's a sketch to follow, ooo I love a good sketch! Just in time for this weeks challenge I got my dt package which contained the totally yummy new Basic Grey Origins paper pad-LOVE it! So as you may have guessed all the papers are from that pack. It was so fun using some bright colours! The stamp is designed by Elisabeth Bell, and she's called Emma-you can buy her here-Elisabeth's designs are such a dream to colour-how cute is her headband?! I also added some tulle-what a surprise! Am addicted to the stuff-you can grab it here. The lush flower is by Prima, an old pack that I've been hoarding!

Another quick post am afraid, am dashing off to Lincoln to get some more house stuff now the weather is better! Don't forget to check out all the other girls dt work-utterly gorgeous as usual! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave. xxx

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Sugar and Spice

Morning guys:) Am scheduling this post so hopefully it works ok! I've been beavering away crafting and am officially addicted to the cuteness that is the Sugar and Spice collection by Sugar Nellie. By the way, what do you think to the new Sugar Nellie blog? Isn't it fab!! Sugar Nellie has now branched out into the digi world too! Have you checked out the beautiful digi designs here? Don't worry though, SN aren't giving up the rubber, just trying to accommodate us inpatient crafters!

So I've got Erin to show yas today, isn't she adorable! Love her plaits! I've coloured her with my trusty copics, I wonder if I'll ever get bored of em! All the papers are from Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg collection available here, as are the funky chipboard pieces and ribbon! Just a super quick post today am afraid, am rushing back home to sign for my new cooker!
Thanks so much for popping by today, and for any comments you might leave-I truly appreciate them! xxx

Monday, 11 January 2010

Quixotic Challenges-Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and Whipped Cream...

Morning all! How you doing? Sorry for this rather belated post, but better late than never right? Hopefully anyway:) Managed to sneak some internet access to come and upload some bits and bobs-it is so rubbish not having the internet! Anyways...shouldn't be too long till I'm all connected up! Fingers crossed:)

So the challenge this week over at Quixotic Challenges (you still have a coupla days to enter!) was a theme picked by myself of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and whipped cream. Yum! I've used it as a colour theme to make this new mom card. I totally love this Greeting Farm stamp set which you can grab here-just too cute and so fun to colour! I used the yummy Nook and Pantry paper pad by Basic Grey-check out all the Basic Grey stock Elaine has over at Quixotic Paperie here. I used my trusty copics to colour anya in and used some of the fab Prima E-Line flowers available here which I spritzed with Shimmerz in truffle. Here's a close up:~

I'm going to enter this over at Cute Card Thursday as their theme this week is 'all new' and my stamp set is brand new so that fits nicely:)
That's it from me for now-hope you can find some time to join us this week:) I miss you all lots, can't wait till I'm back with you all properly again! Take care xxx

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year and update

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2010 brings you all wonderful things:) Hope everyone had a great Christmas/Yule etc! We've had a fantastic time but has been super busy as we moved house 3 days before Christmas. Unfortunetly I can't get the internet connected at the new house till about 18th Jan (my birthday!!) so I will be posting some cards from my mums house but obviously won't be around as much as usual. If you send me an email I will reply but may take an extra day. Just wanted to let you all know where I was:) Hope you'll rejoin me when I'm back! Hugs xxx