Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Blog Candy Winner

Wow great response to my Christmas Candy and thank you to all who entered.

After taking duplicates out that left 119 entries and the Random Integer thingy picked:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-11-29 03:20:07 UTC

Thats Melly from Mels Craft Room

Congratulations Melly and if you could contact me as soon as possible then I can get it posted to you.

Thank you very much to all who entered.



Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Candy.

Candy Now Closed

This post is pinned here till the 29th November so please scroll down for newer post Thank you.

Good Evening all, again I am late with my post, such an hectic day I don't know where the time went.

On my journey of card making this year I have made some wonderful blogging
buddies who come back and see me time after time, who give me loads of inspiration and listen to me waffle on about exams and daily life and give me support when times have not been so good and I want to say thank you, to you all by holding a small Christmas candy.
I shall draw it on the 29th November just before I go to England and I will be away for 5 weeks yippie my first time in England for Christmas and the New Year in 18 years, wooo this will be very strange and very very cold for us brrrrr, My dear hubby said I will have to wear long johns to keep warm and I said only if their Pink lol, ok I digress again so back to the candy.

Inkidoodle - Gift Tag Set
8 sheets of Christmas die cuts mixed -borders, sentiments and images
Basic Grey - Rub on's
Bo Bunny - Ribbon and Flowers
Big C - White and Red pearls
Close up of thre Gift Set

Thank you to everyone.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute Daisy May and Colour Create

Good Morning all, today is another day for the Cute Daisy May Challenge and this week we want to see Red on your creations,. What a great opportunity to get those Christmas papers out again or if you have not started your Christmas cards yet why not start now.

I know I am miles behind with my cards I don’t think I will ever catch up plus I have a craft room that looks like a bomb has hit it, so I’d better clear that up first, as I know somewhere under all that mess is two images I just coloured last night lol.

Over at Colour Create they are looking for Red, Green and White this week so I have entered it into their challenge

Thanks for popping round again to my little place and I shall see you all later.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stamp for the Weekend - Susie Sassy - Basic Grey - Challenges

Hi Ladies Well I think I must have been in Lala land yesterday as I for got to take a picture of the card I made, also I sent it off in the post for a birthday duh, anyway on to the card I made today.

The image is a new one I purchased from PinkCat Studio along with some others you will see this week, does your purse ever groan when you take the credit card out? or is it just mine!! I just could not resist this cat I think it’s so cute.

I used the sketch that was created by Nancy from Stamp for the Weekend, I also entered it into two more challenges, which are, Susie's Sassy Challenge and she would like to see Pink and Sparkle and also into Basic Grey and they would like to see Glitz and Bling so I think I have covered all these aspects.

Materials used

Paper, Snowflake Rub On’s – Basic Grey
Bling– Kaban
Ribbon – Stash
Image – PinkCat
Coloured – Ho2 Twinkles and Water Colour Pencils
Flowers – K and Co
Brad, Spacer, Charm - Hobbyhouse
Glitz – Stickles
Nessti – Labels 4
Sentiment - Computer

All for now and I shall be round to see you all soon as I need some inspiration as my mojo is going walkabout again.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two candles and a Box

Good Morning ladies and today I have two candles and a box to share with you, I read about how to decoration candles with stamped images the other night and decided to have ago, quick explanation, take a single sheet of tissue or toilet roll sheet, stamp your chosen image onto it, colour with your choice of medium, I used copic.
Lay the tissue on your candle then I put a piece of grease proof paper over the top and held it tightly and gave it a blast with my heat gun, the wax melts a bit and takes up the tissue just leaving your image, hey presto an image left on your candle, to finish off I added a sentiment in the same way, also ribbon, stickles sparkle which look blue but is actually white and a bit of bling.

I have to say it took me two attempts to colour the image and I found if I went too near the edge of the image the colour would bleed over the lines so I started again in the middle of the image and coloured a little at time and this worked.

The second candle is done using a die cut I found in Cyprus, as this is for decoration only, I glued the die cut to the candle and used a stick on snowflake which I glittered, and added bling which is from Kaban along with a ribbon to finish. I also made a matching box to put chocolates in using Bo Bunny papers and ribbon, the snowflake is K and Co.

When I find my cellophane bags I will popped the candles in these and add tags.

I shall be trying the stamping on candles again as I really enjoyed making this one and as my first attempt I am quiet pleased with it.
I have entered them into:
Whimsy Stamp Challenge and this week is, Not a Card
Secret Crafter and this week they want to see a Season on your creation.
Colour Create their theme is Red Green and White, which fits in for the first candle.

Thanks for popping by again and I look forward to looking at your creations later.



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Challenges today

Good Morning ladies, today’s card is for a friend to give to her little niece and I came up with this! I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and the papers are from the Brenda Walton collection by K and Co, ribbon and flowers are Bo Bunny, brads are K and Co, the image was sent to me and I am sorry I can’t remember who sent it but thank you. I added a bit of bling and a sentiment.

The inside I used the same papers and my Martha Stewart punch, geez at this rate I am going to wear the poor thing out, but I love it. I added pockets so she could place some money for a pressie and a tag to write on.
I have also entered this into Creative Inspiration Challenge and this week.... ok you guessed the theme, a pocket card, hope you like it.

Thank you for popping by and I shall be round later to see you all.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Winter Wonderland and Charisma Card Challenges

Good Morning ladies I just love these easel cards don't you? so you might be getting a few of these, I used the Christmas Wishes pad by DCWV, which I found in my Christmas stash, I had forgotton I had this, and the Christmas tree brads are from the same maker. St Nick and Celebrate the Season are die cuts from K and Co as is the flower. Martha Stewart punch which I am loving and will have to get more of these, the ribbons are Bo Bunny, the brad, spacer and charm are from Hobby House

I think they even look nice from the side too.

I have entered it into Winter Wonderland which this week they want to see St Nick and also Charisma Cards and their theme this week is Merry and Bright, hope you like it.

Thank you for popping by my place and I shall be round later.



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Two Challenges today

Good afternoon ladies and I hope your all having a good day, I made this card using Vikki’s sketch over at Die Cut Dreams with the added theme of Snow and over at Secret Crafter with the theme of Four Seasons, just a short post today.


Paper – Basic Grey
Ribbon - Bo Bunny
Image – Snow Loved – Sugar Nellie
Bling – Big C
Sentiment – Computer
Punch – Martha Stewart
Pint - HO2 Twinkles
Glitter - Stickles

Could not resist doing the inside again



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Any one for Anya La - La Land and Sketch Saturday Challenge

Hi again this will be a quick post as I am waiting to hear if I can pick hubby up from the hospital, I hate all this waiting it puts me on edge and I will be glad when he is back home.

Onto my card I did for my friend I decided on an Anya image as this is her favourite, also entered it into Any One for Anya Challenge which is a recipe of 3 papers, 1 bow and two buttons.

I also entered it into Sketch Saturday and I loved doing this sketch as it makes a great card.

The papers are Brenda Walton by K and CO, a new pad I just purchased and I love the colours and designs in this pad.

I would also like to mention Hobby House where I got these superb spacers, flowers and there new design coloured brads which I am just loving also my Martha Stewart punch (my first), and La-La Land wants you to use a punch on your creation.
I can feel another spend coming on as I love these punches. The charm is from Die Cut Dreams which is just perfect for my friends card.

I also decorated the inside to match and found these lovely buttons in my stash so I added them too.

Just reading the sentiment again and I have a spelling mistake so I will have to change that lol.

Have to dash now have a good day all.




Good Morning all and hope you all have a good day, I am posting very early today as I have just took my hubby to the hospital ( 6.15 wooo too early for me lol) as he's having a little op today and I shall be going back tonight to pick him up.

Onto the awards I received this week and would like to share them with you the first is from the very talented Lyn at Spyder’s Corner who’s creations are just beautiful and Lyn said we could pick from a bunch she had received so I picked this cute girl.
Thank you very much Lyn.

The second comes from another very talented lady Vikki from Vikki’s Creations who’s creations are just gorgeous.

Please check them both out you will not be disappointed.

This sweet award comes with a few with rules, which are:
Pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know you left this award, and then answer a list of questions in ONE word.

Where is your cell phone? Kitchen
2. Your hair? Tied
3. Your mother? Beautiful
4. Your father? Died
5. Your favorite food? Cake
6. Your dream last night? Forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? Tea
8. Your dream/goal? Changes
9. What room are you in? Lounge
10. Your hobby? Craft
11. Your fear? Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Nasty
15. Muffins? Raspberry
16. Wish list item? Lots
17. Where did you grow up? Yorkshire
18. Last thing you did? Cook
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Your TV? Nothing
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Best
23. Your life? Hectic
24. Your mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? Mom
26. Vehicle? Nissan
27. Something you’re not wearing? Lipstick
28. Your favorite store? Wallis
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Morning
31. Last time you cried? Forgot
32. Your best friend? Brian
33. One place that I go to over and over? Shop
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Ritz

Thank you so much ladies for thinking of little old me I am honoured.

Ok i must pass this award to 5 other lovely blogging buddies so
I am passing both onto these very talented ladies.

Now remember ladies one word ohhh can they do it.

Stef – Glitterbabe

Linda - Crafty Creations

Tracy – Queenies

Jo - Boots Blog

Paulette – Beedeebabee
I shall be back later with a card.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Challenges for today

Good afternoon ladies and any gents lurking around, we know you want to create too :-)

Today I have been busy in the garden planting all kinds of flowers and even managed to finish my window box’s but my luck was in when my friend rang and said TEA SHOP well you don’t have to ask me twice lol and to my surprise she asked me to show her how to make Christmas cards while my hubby is in the UK for a week (he’s goes next week) I was delighted and so we had a little shop for her and of course I could not resist a little shop for myself as she just had a delivery of new stash, groan says the purse or to my American friends wallet and we both came out very happy after tea, carrot cake and a little spend in the craft shop :-)

Onto my card which I made last night for my granddaughter who will be 9 years old next week, also she like's fairies and ballerinas and I just happened to have one which is one of Linnie’s designs, which you can find here ohhh don’t forget Cute Daisy May challenge while I am talking about Linnie as you get a pick of Linnie’s designs if you win the challenge.

I started using Squiggle Fly Sketch but then I got a bit carried away so I hope it will pass as I have entered it into their challenge.
I coloured her with H02 twinkle paints and Whimsy Stamps wanted water colours for their challenge this week so I think this will pass.

As she has wings I have entered her into SophistiCats challenge and to finish her off I added a ballerina charm which I got from Sassy Designs oh I do wish I had bought more of these as I just love them and lots of glitter and bling.

The sentiment on the inside was computer generated and I made it a pocket card so we can add some money, as she told me she is in desperate need of craft bling, as she puts it, awe so sweet.

Thank you all for popping by my place today and have a really good day all.


Monday, November 9, 2009

New challenge at Cute Daisy May

Good afternoon all and I hope your all having a good one out there,

Today is Cute Daisy May’s new challenge and this week we would like to see something wild on your project, this is my design I created.

Remember for you none bloggers you can enter by email at
also you don't have to use a Cute Daisy May on your project, but if you want to, you can purchase the designs here.

I have entered into the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Recipe 1 Ribbon 2 Papers 3 Emblishments

Creative Card Crew - Ribbons and Gems

Papertake - Sketch

See you all later as I have to pop out now but will be round to see you later.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Card and Box

Good Evening to you all and I hope your all having a good day,
This afternoon I found time to make a card and a box for a number of challenges, I’m just loving being able to take my time and enter so many challenges and boy there are some good ones out there just now and I want to enter them all :-)
I should have been planting Petunias in my window box’s but the card and box won, I shall do that tomorrow morning and craft in the afternoon ohh I have grocery shopping to do as well, thinking shall I put DH on a diet lol but then again he’s going to the UK next week for a conference so he’ll blow the diet anyway !!

Onto my card and box, I decided to do an easel card after I had seen quiet a few on other blogs and thought ohh must have a go at that and this is the result. I quiet like these because using double sided paper the inside is already done for you so all you have to do is decorate it, if you want to, I just added Happy Christmas to mine but you could put another image if you desired. The images on the main panel are from the Inkidoodle - Gift Tag Set I bought myself, similar to the one in my candy.

The box I did with my Score Pal and used the same paper with snowflakes inside, I intend to have templates in my suitcase and make them up in the UK to match the Christmas cards, ideal for friends filled with chocs.

I have entered both into the following challenges:

Pennys Challenge - Winter Theme to include Ribbon and Glitter or Sparkle.

Saturday Spotlight - Repeated Image

Crafty Ann's - Celebrate

All Sorts Challenge – Bling

Secret Crafter – Easel Card

By the Cute and Girly - Winter Wonderland

Stamp for the Weekend - Festive Goodie Box


Paper, Ribbon, Flower – Bo Bunny
Image - Inkidoodle - Gift Tag Set
Bling – Kaban
Brad – K and Co
Pearl – Big C
White Ribbon on Box – Stash
Coloured – HO2 Twinkles
Glitter – Stickles
Sentiment – From Cyprus but it has no name on it.

Don't forget their's a new challenge tommorow on Cute Daisy May

Thank you for popping by and don't forget my blog candy which is drawn on the 29th November and good luck to you all, see you all later.



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Card and Altered Tin

Good Evening

Tonight I decided to enter the Whiff of Joy challenge as my new release Christmas stamps came today whoooo I could not wait to get them inked up. I followed the sketch that was created by Jane and I have to say I will be using this sketch again as it was a delight to work with. The sleigh and the girl are individual stamps both still Whiff of Joy and from the same set.

Also Susie at Sassy Designs has started a new challenge blog and the first challenge is Christmas so I have entered into this one too, go along and see the prize it fantastic and I am keeping my fingers well and truly crossed.

The inside has matching paper and I kept the theme of the tags to match the front of the card.

Included in this set is an altered tin to match, the vanilla chocs were yummy too as I had to finish them because I wanted the tin lol.

Matching mini sketch on the front and on the lid (see told you I loved the sketch) I did just the image of the sleigh for this one, this was a bit fiddly doing every thing in miniature but I got there in the end, the other three sides have matching circle paper like the inside of the card.

Lastly the card and the tin together, I shall be filling the tin with chocolates and giving the set away as a present, I am very pleased with how these turned out.


Paper – Basic Grey
Stamps and Sentiment stamp - Whiff of Joy new release
Inked edges of paper - Tim Holts distressing ink
Coloured – HO2 Twinkles
Flower – Bo Bunny
Ribbon thread – Inkidoodle
Leafs – Bos Cut
Corners – EK Punch
Spacers – RAK Linda
Pearls – Stash
Shakura Gel Pen

Thanks for popping by again and I shall see you later.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cupcakes Favours

Good Evening all
This is the first time today I have had chance to post these favour cupcakes I made for a friend, they were a bit fiddle to put together and my first attempt looked like squashed tomatoes lol but I persevered as no cupcake was going to get the better of me :-)

I also did little saucers to stand them on and added glitter, unfortunately the glitter does not show very well, I quiet like the finished result, what do you think?

I have entered them into

Die Cut Dreams Challenge.
Still looking for another challenge to enter them into, any ideas out there?

Susie is also celebrate her new challenge blog (Susie's Sassy Challenge) which starts here on her blog on Thursday, so check it out ladies I am sure it's going to be a lot of fun knowing Susie.

Also she has a candy to celebrate this (see below) I love die cuts so I shall be entering.

Thanks for popping by again and I shall see you all later.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Back with a card and a candle

Hello fellow bloggers and its good to be back after a wonderful holiday in Cyprus even though we did have rain, thunder and lightening a few nights that scared the living day lights out of you, as it was so loud and right over our heads with fork lightening too!! ohhhhh scary.
Had some really great food and wine plus a lot laughs with friends we have not see for ages and now we are back to earth and trying to get back into a routine.

Onto my card I made for a friend and I also decided to make her a candle to go with it, I wanted to use the papers I had just received from Simon Says Stamp which I won at Jo’s, at the Rambling Boots blog , I also won some stickles and gems (love them) which are courtesy of Simon Says Stamp too.

I have entered the card and candle into some challenges, which are:

Basic Grey – Colour Scheme
Winter Wonderland - Jingle Bells

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle

SophistiCat – Buttons Ribbons

Darling Card Makers – Punchy

Charisma Cards, this is for the candle – No backing papers
Tuesday Taggers - Burst of Colour

Recipe for rest of the card

Paper – Basic Grey
Stamp – Sugar Nellie
Sentiment - Tag Punch – EK and Basic Grey - Rub On
Sparkle – Stickles white sparkle
Flower – Basic Grey
Ribbon – Bo Bunny
Stitching – Copic thin pen
Brads and Button – Stash
Coloured with HO2 Twinkles

Thank you for popping by and I shall see you later.


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