Monday, 30 June 2008

Spiral Whisper

For anyone who doesn't already know, there is some free blog candy up for grabs on Spiral Whisper blog, all you have to do is name 2 of the new stamps which are due out soon. More cute stamps, I think I'm going to need a second mortgage soon. LOL

Blogger award

I received this award today from Glenda and Christine, thank you, it's so nice to be thought of. There are several steps which go with this award.
1. The recipient can display the logo on his or her blog
2. Link the person you received the award from
3. Nominate 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
My 7 nominees are Marion - she does the most stunning work with glitter, Wendy - who has just treated herself to some new copics, Linda - A lovely lady with a heart of gold, Bev - who has a very brill blog, Lorraine - I have only just discovered Lorraines blog, but she has the most amazing cards, truly arty, Paul - this man has art running through his finger tips, his work is stunning and Sonia - This lady is responsible for me making a blog, without her help I would probably still be on my first page , or given up altogether. There are other people that I would have liked to nominate but you can only pick 7.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

A Stack of Ellies challenge

Here's my mid month stack of Ellies cuddly buddly blog challenge, I really enjoyed this one, the Ellies are such a lovely image to work with. I printed it on grey Bazzill, added a bit of water colour pencils. I glazed the coloured bits and I strung some seed beads.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

A spoon full of sugar challenge 5

I noticed this challenge whilst blog hopping and it certainly appealed to me, so, this is my card for the check challenge. Two of the backing papers are from Shabby Princess, the pink check which is closest I can't remember it just from my stash. The image is of the wonderful Emmy from Cuddly Buddly, she's such a sweetie to paper piece, the flowers are prima and the gems from my sis.


Just visited Alison's blog and have read her tag, at the bottom she has tagged all who read it, so here goes.
I was living and working in Rhyl, I played darts for a local team and was much thinner.
Crafting, Blog hopping, Visiting my Grandson, Making tea for my very wonderful hubby, Having a bath.
Iced Gems ( love them I could eat packets and packets of them )
Jelly tots
Jam on toast
Bacon butties
Buy a house in Australia near my siter
Buy a house in Australia at Kirra Beach , it would have to have a Sea view ( it has to be the most laid back place on earth )
Start a trust fund for my Grandson
Make sure my family and friends wanted for nothing
Have a Boob job, Lipo suction, Eye lift, Tummy tuck etc ( no botox though )
Oldham, Blackpool, Rhyl and now back in Oldham.

If they haven't aleady been tagged I would like to tag Glenda, Wendy, Linda, Ruth, Sonia, Paul, all the rest of my fellow cuddly buddly bloggers and everybody else who reads this.

Penny Black Saturday challenge 3

I had a quick peek over at the Saturday Penny Black challenge blog this morning as I was awake early. This weeks theme is Pink, Brown and Green, so I had a go and came up with this. I have used brown polka dot backing paper, pink Bazzill and coloured the stamp with my Prisma pencils, I'm still getting to grips with the sansodor and this is the first thing I have done which I've posted, a couple of prima flowers. I thought to myself I really want brown gems - well - then I remembered that the last lot of gems my sis sent for me had some different colours in and guess what - yep - brown gems. I am so easily pleased.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Tilda atc challenge Summer in Bloom

Here is my entry for this weeks Tilda atc challenge. The main image is one of my Tilda's, I have stamped lots of flowers in 2 sizes from stamps by create-it and layered them on top of each other. The words are made from little alphabet stamps by studio g. All the pieces have been made from Bazzill card stock.

Sofie's 18th Birthday card

This one is for my Daughter Sofie who will be 18 shortly, this is our favourite nick name for Sofie who makes a drama out of everything. I have used 4 pieces of A4 card in total . One for the base, two for the gate fold then another one to cover the join at the back and add a bit more strength. I have used white linen card and Bazzill card stock the gingham is from a cd from carolannstudio. The Dana stamp has been paper pieced. She's gorgeous and one of Kim's new range from Cuddly Buddly. I made the template in Greeting card Factory imported the crown , printed off then coloured and glittered it. This card has many wonderful gems on it which my very wonderful sister from Oz sends me.

Pink Petticoat Turtle

This card is also for my son's friend, again I have used an image from pink petticoat, this time the Turtle. Shabby princess papers, some sizzix circle frames, I have also glazed the shell of the turtle. Another quick card.

Pink Petticoat Lion

I made this for my son's friend I have used a Pink Petticoat image of a Lion, some shabby princess papers, a few stamped swirls which are from an Autumn leaves set Mindy's flowers, a bit of stickles and some glittery cord and hey presto, really quick to make.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Christening card for Mason

My friend asked me to do her an accordian card, I love doing these - this one is for her nephew Mason, who I met for the first time last week , he's an adorable little chap. These images are from the downloadable range from cuddly buddly. The dotty background is also from a downloadable range from cuddly buddly. Lots of gems ( from my lovely sis in Oz )and some lovely organza ribbon in a pale blue and white. The sentiments are from Greeting card factory and with a bit of tweeking have been made more suitable for Mason.

Engagement card

My friend has just gotten engaged , so I thought the cuddly buddly stamps of Emmy and Kyle would be perfect to use together. The round sentiment stamps and the with love stamp are also cuddly buddly stamps.I added a bit of threaded ribbon through eyelets and a few gems, shock horror no stickles.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

My Grandson Ethan - Happy Birthday 3 today

It's my Grandsons Birthday today, he's 3, here he is with my daughter, Catherine, his beautiful mummy.

Monday, 16 June 2008


I just want to wish my son Happy 17th Birthday for today, the only male in the family besides my Husband and very spoilt, definately a Mummy's boy. ( I forgot to say his name is Kane )

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Saturday Penny Black challenge

I thought I would have a go at the Penny Black Saturday challenge, This was my first Penny Black stamp. Hedgie is such a cute character , everybody can't help falling in love with him. All the Penny Black stamps that I have all feature Hedgie, so , I guess I should look into buying some different ones. Hedgie has been water coloured, I stamped extra flowers and ladybirds to make the border ( they certainly took some cutting out, I can tell you )The background paper is part of a downloadable set from cuddly buddly and the stamp is a small quote stamp from Stampendous. Oohh almost forgot had to use some stickles , I think I would add a touch of glitter to everything if I could ( I love it ).

Friday Sketchers challenge 6

I thought I would have a go at the Friday sketchers challenge, I used a penny black Hedgehog stamp, I have hand sewn the lace round the circles added a little ribbon, stamped the word bloom which is from an Inkadinkadoo set on an extra large brad from Dovecraft. The background card set are downloads from pink petticoat. I have added a few gems and a touch of stickles.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Tilda Challenge atc - Bits and Pieces

This is my first go at the Tilda atc challenge. I decided to do something a bit different, I am going to use this as a topper for my Daughter's Birthday card. In the first photo you can see the closed view of the Tilda topper. When you pull the ribbon at the top - the top comes up and the bottom pops out giving your greetings etc. The second and third photo show you the opening views of the topper. It has a mechanism inside the topper which allows this to happen. I also made the mechanism inside the topper, which is very simple and easy to do. I just used some odd bits of paper and flowers for decoration. It has been backed onto Bazzill.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Flower Stamp

I decide to try the stamp with a bit of decoupage, even though really it is a bleaching stamp it can be used for other things,the background paper is by Dovecraft ' A Hint of Pink 'I have added ribbons and flat back pearlised gems which my wonderful sis sends me from Oz.

A Note Book for me

I decided to make something for myself today. I am always writing things down and drawing doodles on bits of paper, I either then lose them for about 6 months or end up throwing them in the bin. This is mine and it will sit on my craft table. The stamp I used is from an American company called Outlines rubber stamps. I have lightly bleached the flowers and ended up with a nice light green colour. I have also added a couple of butterflies onto the ends of plaits which will make wonderful page markers.

A Fishy Tale - Father's Day card

I made this one for my hubby, I just hope he appreciates the joke. For all those of you who have hubbies that fish, how many times have they come home and waffled on about the size of the one that got away. The main stamp is a cb Kyle stamp, he is wonderfully versatile, many of the cb forum members have come up with different ways to use him. The greetings were printed from Greeting card factory, ( brilliant CD's which are really useful and worth having a play with to see what you can come up with.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Toadily cool

I made this one for my Son to give to my Grandson for his 3rd Birthday, my Grandson likes Football, Likes Frogs and loves the colour green, he can often be seen hopping around the floor going ribbet-ribbet. So hopefully this one will be a winner, I used pp frog image stamped on Ribbon with Stazon and used a couple of papers from a large block which I bought from my craft club magazine. I also glazed the Frog and Football with a bit of Anita's 3-D clear gloss finish.

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Football team card

This is another card for my son, he does like his football, these are downloadable images from cuddly buddly, I like making this sort of card, they sort of tell a story.

Football acetate card

I decided to do something a bit different, I don't use acetate much but thought I would have a go. I have stamped Robbie from the cb stamps, the snail, grass, flowers and ladybirds are also cb stamps. It folds up fairly flat and is able to be put in an envelope.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

cb challenge flight atc

Here is my entry for this month's cb atc challenge, this month the theme is flight. All the elements that I have used have come from sets from Kim's stamps. A touch of the obligatory stickles and it's finished. I am quite pleased with this one, it's all nice and summery.