Saturday, 28 July 2012

Friends are Angels....

Me again! Yes I know, I have been on a mission, need to make the most of the kids being outside while the nice weather lasts, I wish it would last for the whole 6 weeks... Don't know what I'm going to do when it starts pouring! Anyway since I have been home I have managed to make a card... and I'm in the process of the second one! I missed my pens so much, it was lovely to get home and now since I have moved a lot of my stuff into the lounge I hope to craft more!!!

Now I apologise for the poor photo - only just managed to wipe all the photos from the camera and the light is not on my side to be taking photos at the moment! But this is the beautiful Fancy from Saturated Canary

She is so stunning and so wonderful to colour, the image was coloured with copics

Skin; E000, E00, E02, R20, R83
Hair, E55, E57, E59
Dress and Ribbon;  BG49, BG57, BG18 with a touch of Black Prisma Pencil 
Roses; R20, R22

The sentiment is from a clear set of stamps that seem to no longer have a packet and the flourish is cut from a Memory Box die, as it was cut from white paper I coloured it using my BG57 to tie it all in.  The papers are from my stash, I'm not sure what ones as they were loose! Well not bad to say I haven't touched pens for over a week - I can't wait to colour her again! Well I hope you like my card, I would like to enter this into the following challenges; 

Classy Cards and Such - Die Cuts (Down the side of the image)
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - For A Friend (the sentiment says 'friends are angels without wings)

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon! 


The Catch Up!

Morning all - well it has taken me this long to try and get myself back to reality - swear I need a holiday to recover from the last one! Well this is going to be a quick post with a few photos! Thought I would share with you some of the amazing time we had.... 

Nancy loved the shower by the pool... I have no idea why... it was blooming cold! 

Amelia LOVED the pool - every morning she couldn't wait to get in there! 

... yes... thats and Amelia splash... no fear!

I have to say this was the highlight of the holiday... we (Amelia and I) got to touch dolphins... I still want to swim with them but just being able to touch and listen to them was amazing. 

We also got to watch the dolphin show... what amazing mammals these are - I can't wait to go back and see them again maybe next year!

Just the few photos sum up the whole holiday, I loved every minuet of it and hope one day we will do it again.  When we got home we had another new arrival to the family... we have some caterpillars that I brought for the girls to pass the summer... I will be back in a few days with some photos and news on them.. I can't wait to see them turn into butterflies! Well I have some bits to do... and A card to share really soon... I'm off to catch up


Friday, 27 July 2012

Candy Winner!

Morning all - well trying to catch up with so much - need to go through the photos - had an amazing time! Cant wait to share with you all! But 1st of all I would like to thank all my new followers - its lovely to have you here and I hope you will continue stopping by - now I did check in while away and I didn't quite hit the 250 mark before the candy ended - so I will be saving the voucher for my Birthday Candy that will be up very soon! 

Onto the winner! 

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That is Danielle Spencer from Dannii's Diaries! Well done - please contact me using the contact button on the side of my blog - Now I am planning another candy for my Birthday - That will be up in the next couple of weeks - so keep your eyes out!!! See you soon! 



Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Food

** I apologise, I thought this was scheduled - I will be back later with lots of photos!!**

Morning all, well Im on my way home - Im sure I will have lots to tell you - but while writhing this its very early hours of the morning so this will be brief! 

The challenge this week over at Crafty Sentiments Designs is to be inspired by 


The prize up for grabs is three  digs from the store! 

Well onto my creation! I sat down and couldn't decided what stamp to use - so many lovely images available but I decided to use the gorgeous Collecting Blueberries  - she is so cute! 

I have to say not the best photo as the camera is packed! so I have had to take it on the phone! The image was coloured with copics and the papers and ribbon are all from my stash! 

Well I hope you like my creation and that you will pop over and see what the rest of the DT have made! Hope to see you again soon! 




Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 67 - Birthday Girls

Morning! How are you today!? Well I have scheduled this post as I should be back from holiday but not till very late last night! So will will have to see if I get here to edit this! 

Thank you to everyone that took part last week some gorgeous creations! And well done to out winner, don't forget to pop over to the MMCS challenge blog and check out the winners from last week! 

Well onto the challenge this week, our sponsors are; 


OK so the challenge this week is Birthday Girls. Now I have been really into doing these frames recently and have big plans to try and do one for a little boy! That will be exciting! But after a friend saw my frame that I had done for a friend she asked me for one - I couldn't help but say yet.  I asked her what it was for and it was for her friends birthday!  SO it fits with this challenge really well!!! 

I dud use the fab Tagxedo program again to make the inside pretty - although I know she was going to add a photo to the frame before giving it to her friend! 

The flowers are from WOC - oh how I love my flowers - there is this part of me thank wants and needs to use them but also I want to love them and never be apart from them - sad I know but I think if I use them I can but more! 

Over all the flowers I used stickles just to add some sparkle - It really brings out the detail and colour on them! 

I also used my lovely MS butterfly punch available here.   I love this punch so much as its so quick and day to use! 

Well I hope you like my creation and that you will join us this week with our challenge at MMCS Challenge! See you there soon! 


Monday, 23 July 2012

Candy Time!


Hello how are we all? well the antibiotics are finally working and I'm eating again! So glad that its nearly over! 

Well I have finally hit (over) 200 followers so as promised I have some candy to give away.  Now I am still waiting on a few bits to arrive - and hope they will be here in the next week or so and so my candy will be open for a month.  

I know it doesn't look like a lot at the moment but there are some rubber stamps from Tickled Pink Stamps, some ribbon, lace and a 6x6 paper pad still to add and some more! - plus if I hit 250 followers while this runs I will add a Gift Voucher to the value of £10 for a digi shop of the winners choice!  

I will post to anywhere in the world so if you want to join in please do! 

Now I do have a few small rules that I would like to make you aware of; 

1 - If your not a follower already if you would like to be in the draw please click the 'follow' button at the top of the page.

2 - Please share my candy with your friends by adding a photo to the sidebar on your blog and linking back to me 

3 - Add your details to the link below

Well I hope you will all join in! thanks for stopping by - see you soon! 


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Top Tip Tuesday - All ABout The Circles

Morning! I'm here to share with you the challenge over at TTT this week

We would like to see your creations with lots of circles! 

Our sponsors this week are; 

Redonkulous Designs - 16000 Redonkulous rewards points
to spend on any mix of Digital Stamps, Papers and clip art.

Fred She Said $20 voucher!
Tracey from Fred She Said says:
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, and Fred's Flower Kits. Have some fun with Fred!

Ooh La La Creations is offering you any 1 of their CDs!
We live in France. My daughter and I design the CD's. I started crafting about 20 years ago with glass painting and decorated furniture then started making cards for friends and family. We decided to design our own CD's as there was not much craft materials around when we moved here. We use living Artists for all of our CD's now and have recently shown our CD's on Create and Craft TV

Well this was not easy for me - I toyed and played and couldn't come to any ideas I was happy with and this fell together late last night! 

The image is from La La Lands Crafts and it was coloured with copics.  The papers are form my stash and so were the flowers, ribbon and pin.  The sentiment is from Lili Of the Valley! Now over at the TTT blog this week we have some fab guest designers and amazing tips from the team - so please pop over and take a look! 

See you soon! 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

My Mums Craft Shop Challenge 65 - No Cards Allowed

Morning! Well what a week, and not long till I go on holiday now - oh I am so looking forward to some sun! anyway what fab entries we had to the colour inspiration challenge last week over at My Mums Craft Shop! Thenk you to everyone that joined and and a big well done to the winner! Pop over to the blog to see if you won!!! 

Anyway, this weeks challenge was a little bit strange for me, I didn't know where to start.... this weeks challenge is 

NO cards allowed! 

Well I haven't spread my wings much more recently other than cards - not had too much time and with the teeth playing up as they have been cards have not been a priority! But I sat and I thought! A month or so ago I wanted to make a special gift for one of Amelias friends from ballet.  I used the wonderful Tagexdo to create a word cloud in the shape of ballet shoes.  I brought the frame and its just been sat there.  I finally got the get up and go to get it done, when I put the word cloud in it looked OK but rather boring.... then I sat and thought....

Out came the punch, out came the flowers and I created the above!  I was so happy with how it turned out.  I never thought I would make something that looks so pretty! What was better was the look on the little ones face when she opened it, she was stunned and couldn't wait to get it on her bedroom wall!

The flowers are a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and some from my stash, I used silicone to stick them on and once dried I added stickles over the top to add shine! The butterflies were punched from my Marther Stewart Punch available here. 

This is the arrangement in the top corner from the other angle.  Everyone that has seen it has commented on it and has asked me if I will do one for them.... Im thinking about it - although they don't take long, i'm not sure if I like using so many flowers at once! I am however in the process of doing two or three for Amelia's School Teachers - I can't believe that she will be in Year One starting September! 

Anyway before I go I would like to enter this frame into the following challenges;

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Pile on the Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Make it Sentimental

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope if you have time you will tell me what you think! Hope to see you soon! 


Monday, 9 July 2012

Get Well Soon

Morning! Yes I have been so quiet this last week - still in pain with my teeth, they are not as bad but I am still having problems with one side - and they have now told me that I will need to have my wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthetic - SO not looking forward to that - all I know is that it 'should' be in the next 18 weeks :(  

Anyway I'm not here to talk about me! As you can imagine I have found it hard to find time to craft partly due to lack of sleep - but also as it hurts to look down.  I have been doing little bits here and there as that is all I have been able to do - so things have been very simple! 

Anyway one thing that I have managed to do is to make a get well card for a friend of mine - she was rather poorly and we were all worried about her.  So I made her a card - I didn't want it to scream 'Get Well Soon' as sometimes I don't think its what people want.  So I went rather plain and simple

The image is Sarah Kay 'Spring is Back' available here.  I completely forgot that I had this stamp stashed away - it was only because I purchased one a few weeks back that I started looking in my stash and came across her!  She was coloured with copics - due to 'the teeth' I haven't been taking many notes of what I'm using!  

I die cut the image using a spellbinders Lacey Ovals available here.  I have to say that I think this set of dies was one of the best purchases of 2012! I LOVE them and they just make such a difference to any creation!   

The butterfly is die cut from Die-namics Butterfly Die available here.  Again this is another of my favourite dies at the moment, I have boxes with these pre cut so I they are ready when I want them! 

Well I hope you like my card! while I remember I still have candy running and would love for as many of you as possible to join in, please take a look here.  There are more bits added - just not had time to take the photo - there are now two rubber stamps as well as an ink pad and all that you see - and if I make it to 250 followers a gift voucher will also be included!!! So please take a look! 

Before I go I would like to enter this card into the following challenges; 

Addicted to Stamps - For Someone Special
Lets ink It Up - All Girls 
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by - I would love to hear what you think if you have a moment! Hope to see you again soon! 



Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 64 - Colour Inspiration

Morning all! Well hopefully I'm back on track today! Well this post is written so one step ahead of the game! Well had another trip to the dentist and got another one tomorrow, I will be so glad when this is over! Anyway I'm here to share with you today the new challenge over at My Mums Craft Shop Challenge Blog.  But firstly I would like to congratulate last weeks winner - to see if it was you pop to the MMCS Challenge Blog!

OK so onto the challenge.... This week we are sponsored by

and the challenge is.....  This week we have a photo to be used as colour inspiration

Now I know my photography skills are not grate, but neither is the weather, I took this photo four times before it remotely looked any good - oh where has the sunshine gone?! 

The image is from Saturated Canary I coloured her with copics.  The die cut is a Memory Box die, and the butterfly punch is MS available from here at My Mums Craft Shop. The papers are from My Minds Eye.  Here is a better photo of the image - I did have to cheat and 'lighten' the photo!  

Well I hope you like her and that you will join us this week over at My Mums Craft Shop Challenge Blog, I cat wait to see everyone else's creations! 

See You Soon


Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas in July - Day 5


OK so its official - i dont have half the brains I was born with - so thought I typed this yesterday and... well... obviously I didnt, think I am just letting everything get ontop of me - panicking about the holiday now - need to do so much brfore we go and I havent even started yet!

Anyway!!! Im here with todays preview of the new releases over at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

I feel so much like im ahead of the game with chrismas now! I ahve three cards done - I wont even think about counting how many I need to do - that can wait till after the holiday!  Anyway let me introduce you to Santas Delivery - he is so cute!

Ohhhh OK so I am feeling slightly like I cant wait for christmas - hopefully this year we will be more organised.... mmmm if ever we get organised!  The image was coloured with copics and the papers are from my stash!

Well I hope you will pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs blog and take a look at what the rest of the DT have created, I bet you cant wait to get your hands on there beauties! Look forward to seeing you soon!


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Top Tip Tuesday - for the men

Morning! OMW I so forgot to type this up last night! Not only did I have Nancy up and down - but once again I have raging tooth ache! Got the dentist at 3:45 today and I have to say - I can't wait! So need to get this sorted now!  

Anyway Im here to share with you the challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday.  Now before I start I urge that you all visit the TTT blog to see the news we have to share today, some good and some bad :(.  

This weeks challenge is 

One for The Men/Masculine

Our sponsors are 

Simon Says Stamp

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There are some fab designs over there today - so remember to pop over!  Onto my creation! I had to make a very quick and simple card for my friends boy who was 7 yesterday - I have to sit and think what I was going to do for him and remembered I had this stamp from LOTV. 

The image was coloured using copics and the papers were from my stash.  The sentiment is also from LOTV. 

Now as I'm rushing and trying 101 things at the moment I can't remember what pens I used, they are to one side in my stash at the moment so I will end it the pot later to let you know.  Well I hope you will pop to the TTT blog and see the Fab DT creations!!! See you soon! 


Monday, 2 July 2012

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas in July - Day 3

Morning! What a weekend - feel like I haven't stopped!  Anyway here we go - another week and ohhhh yes you know I'm here to share another release from Crafty Sentiments Designs! 

I still can't believe I am actually making christmas cards - and its July, but nothing like trying to get ahead of everything!  Today I would like to introduce you to Sammy - Thank You

OK so once again I have got behind - and so this was all a bit rushed! But still quite happy with how it has turned out! Its a lovely easy image to colour - I did make the mistake of colouring 'Sammy' all try - but we al learn! The image was coloured with copics and I sued scraps of paper from my stash! I hope you like him and that you will pop to the CSD blog and see the DT's AMAZING creations! 

Back to the table I go - Need to get ahead of myself!

See you later! 


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Ready, Set, GO!

Happy 1st of July!  
WOW!  July already, has this year gone by fast or what?  
Just a few more months till HALLOWEEN!  Ok, Ok, back to the current event!

Welcome to our Sweet Gothic Kids Olympians Blog Hop Kick off! 
Today we open with an awesome Blog Hop, and every day there after until Friday we will be previewing a new SGK Olympian!  

Are you all ready to cheer?  We have some special guests on this hop to help "run" it!

Well Im so glad you have stopped by, now remember that if you have come strait to my blog you need to start at the SBS Blog and start the hop from there!

Here's the complete blog hop list for your hopping convenience!

Leave a comment on any of the blogs (ya never know where the winner will be chosen from) for a chance to win today's Sneak Peek guy;

Track Alex!!

I was chuffed to bits when I was asked to be here today! I couldn't believe it! and then I decided that I was going to 'try' and be cleaver and 'make' him move - well I think it kind of payed off!  The image was coloured using copics - Now since I have been suffering with the tooth while doing most of these recently I haven't taken notes! 

I thought he needed to look like he was on the track and so I drew it in with pencil and then coloured it in with the pens.  I then added the sky in using pens too! Well Im so glad you have stopped by, now you must pop over to Lea and her fab creation! 

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon! 


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