Sunday, 27 July 2008

Fab candy and some fab news

Hi again everyone,
Gosh, I've been on this computer for about 3 hours now lol! I'm getting RSD.
My lovely and very generous and talented friend Bev is celebrating 20000 hits and offering a chance to win scrummy candy, lots of hangler images and some fab paper, hop over and join in the fun and take a look at all her wonderful will not be disappointed.

On a personal note...some fab, not that......I've just been to Elisabeth Bell's blog and she has picked my idea for next months sketches, wow I'm not normally one to blow my own trumpet, so to speak, but I am really pleased and looking forward to her new sketches, thankyou so much Elisabeth

Thats it, tooo tired, can't type anymoooooore!!
Love to you all

double whammy!!

Hi everyone,

I'm here to post two fantastic awards which I received this week, apologise to the lovely ladies who sent me these awards for not posting sooner, but with working all weekend, I just didn't have's the links...they take me ages lol!!!

My first award was from super sweet Lim , thankyou so much, I'm so flattered you thought of me. I have already passed this award on , so if you're reading this, I now pass it to YOU!

The Wylde Woman Award

The second award I was sent by the gorgeously talented Nikki , Rach and Bev . Thankyou so much, I am truly honoured.

The rules of this award are:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
wow! how difficult is this going to be, well here goes


Phew! and to all the ladies who visit my blog and leave such lovely comments, I could have picked you all

and the winner is.....

Hi everyone,
Thankyou to everyone who entered my quick quiz, I'm glad you all had fun and got the old brain working......hope there were no calculators involved!!!
Anyway the correct answer by a process of lots of multiplication and addition was 10990.
The random factor (my son) selected (pulled the name from a hat) and the winner is

Maya, if you could contact me with your address, I will get your goodies in the post
Well done and thanks again to everyone.

Quick quiz with a prize!

UPDATED: Hi, I've added a few things to the prize

Evening everyone,
I was going to do some blog candy when I got to 5000 hits but somehow I've missed the boat, so here's your chance to win a prize. All you have to do is work out the correct answer to the question, post it on my blog and I'll draw the winner from all the correct entries on Sunday 27th July at 8.00pm GMT.

I have shown a photo of the paper pad, but there will also be some ribbon and images and a few other bits and bobs, I will try to get another picture tomorrow

Feel free to post on your blog, but you can enter anyway even if you don't.

So here is the question
This is a 5th grade math problem.
This is not a trick question.
This is a real math problem so don't say that a bus has no legs.

There are 7 girls in a bus. Each girl has 7 backpacks. In each backpack, there are 7 big cats. For every big cat there are 7 little cats.

Question: How many legs are there in the bus?

Good luck

Saturday, 26 July 2008

CCT and a blog candy

Morning everyone,

Here is a card I made for this weeks CCT where the theme was 'things that grow'. I chose to do a baby card as I don't have any of those in my collection.

I would also like to enter this card for some fab candy being offered by Michelle who is celebrating her blogoversary. The rules where to make a 'monotone' card, any shades, just all one colour.

I'm not sure about this one, something is not right, but here are the details anyway
  • Image: Magnolia 'tingla'
  • Paper: Pebbles inc
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Ribbon, flowers, brads and beads from stash

Hope the sun is shining where you are, be back later to post all my lovely awards, thankyou ladies

Friday, 25 July 2008

More scrummy candy

Evening everyone,

I know most of you already know, I'm always the last minute! but there are some fab candies about at the moment, I think I've just about got time to enter

Ila is giving away super magnolia candy
Kristine is giving away super hangler stamp and charms to celebrate 20000 hits
Lorraine is giving away fab stash to celebrate her birthday
Maria is celebrating and offering super candy including a Rakle stamp

All these ladies are extremely talented, you should pop over and look at all their wonderful creations

I have also been given some super awards by some special people which I will post tomorrow, been to work until 9pm, just toooooo tired now

Have a super evening (what's left of it!!!), see you all tomorrow

Thursday, 24 July 2008

A spoon full of sugar

Morning everyone,

Here is the card for this weeks a spoon full which was another wonderful sketch by Katharina , it has been so much easier making cards these last few days, using all these wonderful sketches, this lady is so full of talent and her blog is fantastic, hop over and take a look.

Anyway, back to the card. When I was making it I kept saying to myself 'what were you thinking' as it looked like the papers just didn't go together, but I persevered and I actually think now the card is complete it looks ok! I wanted to use this cute image, but couldn't make it into a circle or an oval, hope that's ok!!! I also tried to distress the edges of the image lol!! but it all went wrong and I ended up colour 'washing' the whole image!!
Here are the details
  • Image: hAngler
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: Bazzill and mmmm I don't know
  • Rub-on, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash

Hope you like, feel free to leave a comment, have a super sunny day

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

A new award

Evening everybody.

No cards to show tonight, just popped in to tell you about a fabulous award I have received from Heide and also from Maya thankyou very much

Here are the rules

1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.OkayI have dedicated this award to.....

and finally my new overseas friend

It was difficult to pick only 5, you ladies are all so wonderful and I appreciate every visit to my blog and all the comments you leave

Have a super evening

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

PTW challenge

Hi everyone,

I've got some new dp, can you tell, lol!, they are so fab I have used them again, this time to make a card for papertake weekly. It seems like an age since I joined in at PTW and this week was a sketch by the wonderfully talented Katharina , well who can resist.
The sketch was a joy to work with, here are the details
  • Image: Hangler
  • Paper: MME 29th street, bazzill
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Sentiment, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash

Hope you like, have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Monday, 21 July 2008

Think Pink!

Hi everybody,

As most of you already know the lovely and extremely talented Katharina has begun an adventure to follow her dreams and open her own online shop with a fantastic new stamp range. She already has her team together of fabulous illustrators and a cracking design team, but she would like to add a guest designer.
I have made this card following the sketch which Katharina has kindly provided and really enjoyed it, here are the details
  • Image: Sweet n Sassy by Sugar Nellie
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: MME 29th Street Market
  • Sentiment, flowers, ribbon and brads from stash

I would be honoured to be a guest designer and be a part of this new venture, I wish Katharina and all her team good luck and success

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Candy with a difference

Hi everyone,

Just realised my blog is looking a bit sparse this week, don't seem to have blogged much. I did make two teacher cards but can't post them as I was too late to take piccies doh! so that's where my time has gone!

But I must tell you about some fab candy. Hanne is celebrating 10, 11 and 12000 hits all at once and offering some super stash, all you have to do is write a......poem, well actually 3 poems, to help her get a collection together. Hop over to her blog for all the details and join in the fun, whilst you're there have a look at all her beautiful cards, she really is talented

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Scrummy Candy

Hi everyone,

Do you wanna be in the hat to win scrummy candy.......well pop over straight away to Marlene's blog and join in the fun.

Marlene is extremely talented and her creations are awesome and to celebrate the summer holidays, she is giving away a hangler stamp plus many images......I think you'll agree, a super scrumptious prize. So without further foot it over there and prepare to be inspired

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A spoon full of sugar

Hi everbody,

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at a spoonfull of sugar where the theme this week was 'one for the girls' following the success of last weeks challenge 'one for the boys'.

I gave myself a time limit to finish this card, cos at the moment, no matter if I sit down with an idea or completely blank it seems to take forever, well, I only went over by 15mins, not bad, I reckon, still gave me time to sit and relax and watch BB before going to bed.

I tried to experiment with a few more layers and cut one of the pieces too small, but I'm still happy with how it turned out
  • Image: hAngler
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: Bazzill and BG
  • Flowers and brads from stash

Thanks for looking, have a super day

Monday, 14 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge

Hi everyone,

Here is my card for this weeks Sarah Kay challenge 2, which was to use a wonderful sketch.

This is a new challenge blog and the DT's work was so inspirational, that I had to give it a go. Now, I don't have any Sarah Kay stamps and this is the only image I had in my collection, so this may be my one and only entry! (or maybe I'm going to admit that I really do have to have some of these cuties lol!)

Anyway, the photo isn't very good, the blues and greens match a bit more IRL, but you get the idea...
  • Image: Sarah Kay
  • Medium: Watercolour pencils
  • Paper: Crate Paper
  • Brads, flowers and ribbon fom stash

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Friday Sketchers

Hi everyone,

As I was feeling a bit better last night, I had a go at this weeks Friday Sketchers which was a sketch by the lovely Heidi . This gave me a chance to 'practise' more cutting circles, cos as most of you know I have to cut them freehand....don't look too close lol!, but the sketch was really easy to work with...just perfect for someone not feeling tip-top!

I haven't added any fabric/paper flower cos if truth be told, my flower stash is seriously depleted and since Stafford has no craft shop...yeh you heard craft shop, I don't have the luxury of being able to shop in store for crafty supplies, so if anyone can help me where is a good place to buy flowers online, I would appreciated it. I would prefer to be able to buy a mix selection in one tub, if you know what I mean...I love all the primas, but they have mostly one colour in each pack. If you can help me, please leave a comment or send me a mail, thanks

Anyway back to the card
  • Image: Magnolia (sent to me by my lovely friend Bev )
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: PM
  • Brads from stash

Have a super Sunday, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Feeling a bit better and more scrummy candy

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to say feeling a bit better today, those antibiotics are a miracle in a bottle! I've got two bottles of 'kids' medicine, one bright yellow, one bright orange, I don't think the pharmacist realised they were for me lol!

Also more scrummy candy up for grabs in blogworld

Deb is celebrating 30,000 hits wow!

Jill is celebrating 2,000 hits, well done

Shary is celebrating being chosen for the design team for Alota rubber stamps, congratulation

Andrea is giving away super magnolia candy

Ying is giving away super HH candy

Pop over to all these fantastic blogs, be in awe of their creations and leave a comment to be in the hat!

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments

Friday, 11 July 2008

Hi everyone,
Another post tonight just to let you all know that the Crafty Monkeys are now on their second challenge and this week the theme is 'summertime'. The challenge is open to anyone under 16 years and they have some fantastic prizes to give away, spread the word on your blog to support these young talented crafters
Sorry Zoe, I didn't know how to link the logo, maybe your mum will be able to help me!!

Official diagnosis and an award

Hi everyone,

No cards again tonight, just popped in to say I have tonsilitis....again! its only been 2 months since I last had it, I don't know what is going on....but it's seriously interfering with my crafting!!
I've got another batch of antibiotics, so hopefully have some cards to post soon.

On a brighter note I have another award from the lovely Carole and Heather thankyou, this has really cheered me up

Have a super to try and eat something 'soft'

Thursday, 10 July 2008

A spoon full of sugar

Hi Everyone,

Here is my entry for this weeks a spoon full of sugar where the theme was 'one for the boys'. As most of you agree, boy cards are notoriously difficult to make, but with the help of some super stamps I am actually finding it easier and easier, just got to remember not to go over the top with embellishments!

Well, goodness knows how I managed to make a card that I am happy DS had a cold on Mon/Tue which he has very 'kindly' passed to me and now I feel like complete cr*p, so if you don't see me for a few days...I'll be curled up on the sofa feeling sorry for myself!
  • Image: hAngler
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: Bazzill, Basic Grey
  • Rub-on sentiment, ribbon and brads from stash

Hope you have a lovely day

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Blog Candy Bonanza

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post tonight to tell you all about super blog candy giveaways. I don't really like to just make a list, but I keep forgetting to add them to my post, so here goes


Ila is celebrating the release of the new HH stamps

Claudia is celebrating 170,000 hits, wow!

Fran is celebrating 25,000 hits and her birthday, happy birthday Fran

Maya is celebrating 10,000 hits

All of these ladies have fantastic blogs and brilliant creations, you should hop over and check them out

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Hi everyone,

Here is my card for this weeks cute card thursday with the theme 'the great outdoors'.
The card was inspired by Deb and I thought it was so fabulous I would give it a go. I have used the same image, just different colours, but Deb said this was ok...thankyou. I like how it turned out but it's no where near as beautiful as the original. Hop over to Deb's blog and check out her other fantastic creations.
  • Image: Sweet Ebony 'picking apples'
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: Bazzill, Basic Grey, K & Co
  • Sentiment: studio g
  • Flowers and brads from stash

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Monday, 7 July 2008

2 in 1 again!

Hi everyone,

Here is the card I have made to combine 2 challenges.

The first challenge is a spoon full of sugar which this week was to use 'circles' combined with the second challenge over at friday sketchers which was a wonderful sketch by Carole

I had such fun making this card...the sketch was just fab.....but it took a long time to make as I had to keep stopping to watch the tennis final!...
  • Image: Sugar Nellie (sent to me by my friend Rach )
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Paper: Bazzill, s.e.i.
  • Sentiment: studio g
  • Flowers and brads from stash

Have a super day

Beautiful wallet and an award


Just wanted to share with you this beautiful wallet card which I received from Rach filled with some lovely images. The colouring is absolutely fantastic and has definatley swayed me to buy some distress should hop over to Rach's blog to see more of her brilliant creations.
Thanks a lot hun

I also received this fantastic award from my friend Bev , thankyou so much. I don't think there are any rules but I would like to pass it on to these 3 talented ladies..... Nikki , Marlene and Camilla .

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Friday Sketchers

Hi everybody,

Here is my entry for this weeks friday sketchers which was another fabulous sketch by Beatrix . Now I know it's thursday and the challenge is almost over...but better late than never!
  • Image: High Hopes
  • Paper: PM
  • Medium: Watercolour pens
  • Sentiment: Studio g
  • Flower punch and brads from stash

I did have some PM rub-on sentiments in pink and red which I really wanted to use but I just couldn't get them to 'rub-on', I think I will take them back to the shop! Also I didn't have any flowers to match, so just had to punch some out of red card...but I think it looks ok.

Have a super day, thanks for dropping by

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Ismaki challenge #26

Hi everyone,

Here is the card I have made for this weeks ismaki challenge which was another wonderful sketch by the wonderfully talented Beatrix.

My card looks simple compared to all the fabulous creations on the blog, but I definately followed the sketch!......I think it's because I didn't use any patterned paper on the background, didn't want to overdo it for a boy's card! Anyway I am really pleased with how it turned out.
  • image: High Hopes
  • paper: bazzill, basic grey
  • medium: watercolour pens
  • sentiment: PM rub-on
  • flowers and brads from stash

Feel free to leave a comment, have a super day