Sunday, 28 September 2008

Silly Monkey DT call

Evening everyone,

Bryony over at Silly Monkey has revealed who is going through to round 2. Congratulations to all the lucky ladies, there were some amazing creations and I'm sure Bryony had a difficult time choosing.........well done everyone!

Unfortunately my name was not on the list (this time) :( but I thought I would share my card with you all anyway (maybe I'm just in need of some TLC lol!!!)
The sketch was fabulous and I had real fun taking part and definately will again if there is ever another DT call.........thankyou to Bryony for the opportunity

Here are the details of my card
  • Image: High Hopes
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: I think must be K&Co.
  • Flowers, brads and ribbon from stash

Hope you all had a fab weekend, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #18

Morning everyone,

Well it's another week at Saturday Sketchers and yet another fabulous sketch by Jo. Thank you all for taking part last week, all your cards were amazing and I really enjoyed visiting all your blogs.

This week, the challenge has been kindly sponsored by Alota Rubber Stamps and there are 4 fantastic stamps to be won, hop over to the blog now for all the details.

Here are the details of my card for this weeks sketch
  • Image: Sweet Ebony from Sugar Nellie
  • Paper: PM
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Ribbon, flower and brad from stash

Pop over to the blog now to look at all the fabulous work by my fellow DT and join in the fun, look forward to all you wonderful creations

Have a super sunny day, thanks for popping by

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Blog candy galore

Hi everyone,

Just popped in to tell you all about more awesome candy out there in blogland, I hate to do this but as there are so many lovely ladies offering super candy at the moment I am going to do a no particular order

Nessy has reached 12,000 hits and is offering fabulous bits and bobs candy

Beth is celebrating 200 (or 207th) post and offering fab forever friends candy

Han has reached 20,000 visitors and is offering some scrummy stash

Michelle is celebrating a fabulous 25,ooo hits and has 'donkey' candy to give away

Anki has reached 1000 hits and is offering much sought after hAngler candy

Kimmie now has her chance to give away more fantastic Whiff of Joy candy

Congratulations to everyone for their blogging achievements, again sorry about the list

Hop over and visit all these lovely ladies and join in the celebrations and take some time to look at all their wonderful creations

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

WOJ DT call

Morning everyone

I have made a card for Katharina's DT call for a guest designer for WOJ . I used sketch #18 from Katharina's amazing selection of sketches and went for a boys card......not sure if that was the right thing to do lol!!!

Anyway, here it is and here are the details
  • Image: hAngler (sent to me by my lovely friend Maya )
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: from a scrapbook pack
  • Ribbon, buttons and rub ons from stash

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck

Monday, 22 September 2008

Blog candies and an award

Evening everyone,
Just a quick post to tell you of a couple of fantastic blog candies

Carole is giving a chance to win scrummy candy, just thank all her lovely visitors to her blog

Line is giving away yummy candy to one lucky visitor as she celebrates 1000 hits.....congrats Line

Hop over to these fantastic blogs and join in the fun

On the subject of fun.....I have received a fabulous award from my blogging buddies Line and Bev . Thanks so much ladies, you really made my day

An last but not least, I received this fantastic award from my lovely friend Hanne ages ago (sorry hun!) .Thank you so much sweetie, it is really appreciated

As usual I am so far behind with all the awards, most people have already had them, if not I give it to YOU.....all my wonderful blogging friends

A spoon full of sugar

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a fab weekend

I decided to make a card last night to try and take my mind off the excruciating pain from my toothache and went for the a spoonfull of sugar's challenge which this week was Christmas.

I love to enter 'a spoonfull' and try to make a card everyweek, so please excuse my artistic licence as making a Christmas card is especially difficult if you don't have any 'Christmas' things!!
Anyway I am pleased with the results even if it isn't very traditional.

Here are the details
  • Image: Honey from Sugar Nellie
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: K&Co
  • All other embellies from stash

I see also that last night my counter went over 10,000 hits, huge thanks to all my visitors for popping by and leaving such lovely comments and making this whole blog thing worthwhile

As my birthday is fast approaching and I have tipped the 10K I am going to do some blog candy, hopefully in the next few days...just need to get it stay tuned

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #17

Morning everyone,

Saturday again and you know what that means......another challenge for Sketch Saturday . Jo has produced another fabulous sketch which was a real pleasure to use and the DT have come up with some amazing examples.

There is a super prize up for grabs this week kindly donated by Sally at Bootiful Stampz, so hop over to the blog for all the details and be sure to join in the fun again this week. Thanks to everyone who took part last week, I love to visit you all and look at your fabulous cards.

I have to say the card I made this week is one of my favorites I've ever made, it all came together just as I imagined (shock horror!).....don't you just love those strawberries......I made them myself you know!!
Anywoo, here are the details
  • Image: hAmgler
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: I think is called Berry Sweet by K&Co
  • Ribbon and brads from stash

Thanks for all the concerned comments about my's no better I'm afraid....he couldn't see what the problem was so he just gave me some antibiotics in case of's hoping that is what it is and I get some relief soon!

Have a super sunny Saturday, thanks for stsopping by

Friday, 19 September 2008

hmmm, maybe not....

Morning everyone,

Last night I decided to make my card for Katharina's Whiff of Joy Guest DT call, browsed through all her fabulous sketches and chose Sketch #25 and this is what I came up with.

I'm not overly happy with it so have decided not to enter it (yet!), hopefully I will have time to make another before the deadline......but I thought I would share it with you anyway, primarily because the image is sooooo gorgeous!

Here are the details
  • Image: Willow with cookies (from Whiff of Joy )
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: S.E.I
  • Flowers and brads from stash

My friend Heather has just reminded me that the theme this week on CCT is food, so I will enter it for that.

Sorry about the jumbled post but I am suffering with TOOTHACHE! and I am going to the emergency dentist this afternoon........I'm really frightened......wish me luck!!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, thanks for stopping by, don't forget tomorrow to pop over to Sketch Saturday for another fantastic challenge

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

WOJ candy

Hi everyone
Now it's the turn of the gorgeously talented Bev to host a Whiff of Joy candy giveaway. Bev is such a lovely lady and makes amazing cards, if you've been on another planet and never visited her before, pop over right now to be amazed at her creations and join in the fun, you can win a WOJ stamp and some goodies from Bev's stash, how fabulous!!

Also, the wonderfully and amazing talented Elisabeth Bell is having her first ever blog candy giveaway, the fabulous prize includes a WOJ stamp and wait for it.....a piece of her original artwork, that truly is an amazing prize, hop over now to join in the fun

Friday Sketchers

Morning everyone,

YAY! My DH fixed the problem with the photo's and he showed me what to do if it ever happens again.....big kiss mwah!

So now I am able to show you my card for this weeks Friday Sketchers where it was the turn of Heidi to produce this weeks sketch and what a fabulous sketch it was. The DT cards are fantastic and so full of inspiration.

Here are the details of my card
  • Image: Sweet ebony 'reflective' from Sugar Nellie
  • Papers: I don't know any of them...sorry
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Flowers, buttons and ribbon from stash

The butterfly is part of my win from Hanne's candy, there's a pot of them all different colours and I've been dying to use them, just not sure what to do with them, so I overlayed it with the flower and I think it looks nice.

Hope you have a fab day, thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Sketch me if you can

Hi everyone,

Oh, I am so annoyed!!! I made a couple of cards last night to post today and my photo editing program has decided to have a 'sick day'.........I have spent most of the day trying to sort it but oh no, it's just not playing ball!!!

So here is a rather poor photo of one of the cards which I have made to enter my friend Lisa's challenge on her blog. I have to show it as the closing date is today.....sorry about the quality of the photo Lisa.

I'm going to come back later with all the details and hopefully a better photo......hubby says he will try to fix it when he comes home....fingers crossed

Hope your having a fab day

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #16

Morning everyone

Well, it's another week at Sketch Saturday and time for another fabulous sketch by Jo, the DT cards are awesome and you will not fail to be inspired, hop over to the blog for all the details, hope you can join in this week, it is a real pleasure to visit you all.

Huge thanks to everyone who joined in last week, all your cards were amazing and congratulations to Jules who won the Sarah Kay stamp.
For my card this week I used one of my new stamps from Whiff of Joy called Melinda helping Angel. These stamps are just fabulous and a real pleasure to colour. I have added a sentiment as I have decided to give this card to my MUM for her birthday...I can show you all because she doesn't read my blog....she doesn't even have a computer lol!!!!

I have also had to take another photo which now shows the glittery wings a bit better.
Here are the details
  • Image: Melinda helping angel from WOJ
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: K&Co
  • Flowers, brads, and gems from stash

Well, its a girls day DH and DS are off to the football and my DD insists we go to town to buy a Barbie, with lights and sounds....I have no idea what she's talking about or where to buy it, so it's going to be an eventful outing lol!!!....if you can help, pleeeeease get in touch!

BARBIE UPDATE: Our trip to town was a success!!! No tears, no tantrums, just wonderful. We found the 'prize' in the second shop we looked in and here is my beautiful daughter Caitlin to show you what all the fuss was about

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by

Friday, 12 September 2008

Sarah Kay

Hi everyone,

And a very good morning to you all. I have made this card as my entry to Sarah Kay challenge, which was to use a fabulous sketch. The DT's cards were awesome, you couldn't help but be inspired.....I will definately use it again.

So, I decided to keep it simple and keep the same colours throughout and I think it turned out just as I imagined (shock horror!).
Take a look at the glittery ribbon I found at the local market....isn't it just fabulous!!!!
Again I've gone with some green.....just can't get enough of it lately, don't know why, but I want to use it on all my cards lol!!, only problem now is I've used up all my green flowers, so rummaging around to find other things to match!!

Here are the details
  • Image: Sarah Kay
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper: Craft Creations and K&Co
  • Ribbon, flowers and brads from stash

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab day

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Whiff of Joy - candy

Hi everyone,

Just another quick post to tell you about Suzanne's WOJ candy giveaway. I know most of you already know....gosh I'm so last minute with these things.

Anyway, pop over to Suzannes blog for all the details and join in the fun, whilst you're there take some time to look at all Suzannes wonderful creations

A spoon full of sugar

Hi again everyone,

See I told you I'd be back with another card lol!, here is my entry for this weeks a spoon full of sugar which was a fabulous sketch by my blogging buddy Nikki and I really loved it...I'm sure I will use it again.

While I'm here, Nikki has reached a sensational 20,000 hits and is offering yummy candy, including 2 HH rubber stamps, how fab is that!!

Pop over to Nikki's blog for all the details and join in the celebration, she is a super lovely lady and makes fabulous prepared to stay a while...... huge congratulations hun!!
Here are the details of my card
  • Image: hAngler
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Paper:BG
  • Lace and ribbon from the local market
  • Flower and brad from stash

p.s. I found out today that a shop in town sells Promarkers, they are a bit more expensive, but great if you only want one or two to add to your collection........shhh, don't tell my DH!!

Thanks for looking, have a super day

Sukkersott- klippe, klippe

Hi everyone,

I wanted to join in with a new challenge this week on Sukkersott which is a Norwegian challenge blog and the theme this week was 'cutting' - I think!! but I left it short of time, so made a quick decoupage card.
I used to make quite a lot of decoupage cards, but since discovering stamping, that has kind of taking over, as stamping combines the two things I love most....making cards and colouring in!!

The image is Mylo and friends.

Thanks for looking, be back later with another card

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Not a card

Morning everyone

Yes, its not a card, but it is my first feeble attempt at altering a notebook!
This isn't how it was supposed to look (gosh, I seem to be saying that a lot lately lol!), in my head there was going to be flowers and other embellies, but I couldn't get them to look right, so then I remembered a gorgeous travel wallet which Hanne had showed on her blog and I thought I would add some stamps, well I don't have any stamps, so I just got some images from the net....its not up to much, but it's ok for me!

So, here is my new address book for jotting down the details of all my new lovely blogging friends and since it is not a card I will enter it in this weeks a spoon full of sugar .

Here are the details
  • Image: hAngler
  • Paper: Crate paper
  • Medium: Promarkers

Thanks for stopping by, have a super day

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Sketch Saturday #15

Morning everyone,

First of all I want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who took part in last weeks SS, made some gorgeous cards, left lovely comments and altogether made my first DT week a truly memorable one....big hugs to you all

So it's another week at Sketch Saturday and Jo has created another fabulous sketch and my fellow DT members have created some real beauties.

This week we have a fabulous prize up for grabs courtesy of Emma at Sassy Crafts. She has kindly donated a Sarah Kay if you needed an extra reason to join in....hop over now to the blog for all the details

Also one of my fellow DT members Mariska has reached 1000 hits in just one month...yeah Mariska....and is celebrating by offering blog candy associated with this weeks more opportunity to win a prize.....join might just win them all!!!!

Anyway here are the details of my card
  • Image: Sweet Ebony 'picking apples' from Sugar Nellie
  • Paper: Scrapbook pack from Partners (the stationary shop)
  • Medium: Promarkers
  • Sentiment: Studio G
  • Flowers, brads and gems from stash

The frame around the image was an afterthought, which is why its slightly covering the image, but I think it looks ok. Flowers using the punch I won in Hannes blog candy

Thanks for looking, have a super day, feel free to leave a comment so I know you were here

Good luck to everyone

Friday, 5 September 2008

Growing up!

Morning everyone,

Well finally I have been able to make another card, 'back to school' was supposed to mean more time for me, but karma has other plans.....I've been chasing my tail the whole week...just don't know where the time has gone!!!

Anyway I have made this card as my first entry to the House Mouse challenge, which this week was a fabulous sketch. I don't actually have any of these stamps, I was kindly sent a few images by my friend Heather and I have a few left, so hopefully I will be able to join in again...for a few weeks anyway!!

I adore this reminds me of my daughter who is forever putting on my shoes and clip clopping round the house, she is so gorgeous and really makes me smile everyday.

I have chosen a 'pink' colour scheme to enter CCT where the theme is..yes you guessed it..'pretty in pink'.

Here are the details
  • Image: House mouse (sorry I don't know any of their names)
  • Paper: K&Co, BG
  • Medium: Promarkers (coloured in about 30 seconds!!)
  • Flowers, brads and sentiment bubble sticker from my stash

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment so I know you were here

Don't forget tomorrow is a new challenge on Sketch Saturday , hope you can join in the fun