Saturday, 29 May 2010

Blog candy alert!

Hiya peeps! Grab some fab blog candy here, become a follower and spread the word by putting this great candy in your side bar! These digi papers are so scrummy and great for use time after time!

Thanks everyone! Hope you are having amazing wkends! Hugs Rebekah x

Friday, 28 May 2010

Happy Friday with Mrs Hoot!

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry I didn't get by in the end to blog yesterday, the school fete was a great success! My cake had to have it's weight guessed as opposed to raffled (even I should have entered as I had no idea what the weight was lol!) I sold 17 cards and had orders for more so that wasn't bad!
On to todays card though and I have used this fabulous digi stamp available to buy here from pink gem designs isn't she cute?! I have followed the sketch this wk over at papertake weekly and followed the theme at paperplay of "up in the air". I have also followed the colour combo over at simon says stamp which is Pink or Blue with green and brown and lastly (of course) I am entering this into One stitch at a times challenge of furry (or feathered) friends! I haven't used a stitchy stamp this time which makes a change but I guess I'm allowed the odd defection lol!

I have used yummy nitwits collections papers again (I can't seem to get away from the lucious digi papers anymore!) My image is coloured with Prismas and sparkles. I have used MS Doily punch with lace from stash (I found a great seller on e bay that does fabby lace!) My Sentiment ticket is pink gem designs and my flowers are wild orchid crafts with Mcgill branch punch.

Thanks tonnes and tonnes for coming by, I am at work again the wkend and then my mum is up for a week so I will try my best to not neglect my blog or blogging friends! hugs to everyone! Rebekah xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The calm before the storm!

Well, good evening everyone, I thought I would post late tonight as I could be more than a litle busy tomorrow although I may just have to sneak back here tomorrow eve! I have made this card for the Tiddlyinks challenge of Bring on the Bling. I have followed the sketch over on friday sketchers this wk and am also putting this into stamp somethings challenge of 2 of something (I have used 2 colours pink and green again lol!) and stamptaculars challenge of pearls and swirls (the backing paper does have swirls though you can't see them all that well!).

I have used pink petticoat digi papers from the "one in a melon" set. This adorable princess digi new at tiddlyinks, the sentiment is one from a mini box set at the cutting cafe, the flowers are wild orchid crafts, pearls and lace from stash and lots and lots of sparkle!

I have at last finished the cake for the school fete for them to raffle, I have no idea why I volunteer myself for this each time! I have to take it tomorrow morn and then go food shopping before I go back to man my card stall after lunch!

I hope they generate some raffle money from my creation, the bees have to be held in place by cocktail sticks so I hope they are all still in place by the morning!

Hope everyone is having lovely nights! Thanks for popping by to visit me again in my sometimes insane little world!! Hugs Rebekah xx

Creative cottage blooming charming

Hi Everyone, yep it's wednesday again which means another new challenge over on the creative cottage challenge blog, which this wk has been chosen by the lovely Donna and is blooming charming (flowers and charms!)

I have made an easel card with the lovely fairy wishes kit from the creative cottage which can be purchased here! This is such an adorable kit in such cute and lovely colours. This was well well in to my comfort zone after the boy card challenge lol! I am entering this card for the creative card crew challenge of pink and green (a fave combination of mine!) and for digital tuesdays cute people challenge!

Also today a fabulous new daisy chain farm kit has been launched and it is so cute! There are also 2 different sets of papers that can be bought too! They can be bought here too! Pop on over to the blog to see some fabulous DT examples with this kit.

I have used some of the gorgeous papers from the kit and a TGF image to create this cutee! I'm sure I will be using this kit loads more in the future as it truly is adorable and so reasonably priced! My lace on both cards is from stash along with brads etc and my charm is from the hobby house.

My image is one of the Miss Anya stamps and my sentiment is of course pink gem designs lol! Thanks for popping by and taking a look again! Hugs Rebekah xx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Woo Hoo!

Wow! Just had to pop on to say that I have been chosen to be a guest designer for the Pink gem designs challenge blog A gem of a challenge I am so thrilled and can't wait to get started as i adore their stamps!

Thanks loads and loads to Janet and the team for deeming me worthy enough lol! Looking forward to creating something soon! xxx

Happy Tuesday!

Hi Everyone! Happy Tuesday to you! I'm sorry I wasn't blogging yesterday, I had a massively busy wkend at work (you wouldn't believe!) and then went to Ikea for much needed retail therapy yesterday which was actually more stressful than therapeutic with a bored 3 yr old lol! So back to the much more enjoyable pastime of crafting! I am expecting a busy week though with the school fete on thurs (card stall and a cake to make), one of the girls assemblies before that on weds, all the children off on fri (inset) work sat and my mum up on sun for the week!
On to todays card then and it's a birthday card for my MIL, I have followed the sketch over on crafty sentiments this wk, though I hav flipped it to the side. I have also followed the theme over on sophisticats which is splish splash and am putting this into Totally Gorjuss' challenge this wk of Bling it on.

I have used this cute image from the Me time Anya collection from TGF and have sparkled the bubbles in her bath, I have also blinged the mount with some sparkles too. My papers are a mix of nitwits and pink petticoat. My flowers are wild orchid crafts and my lace, charm and 3d wording are from stash.

Thanks loads and loads for popping by again! I will try and not let my hectic life at the mo stop me from blogging my creations, it maybe the only thing that keeps me sane! Hugs to everyone Rebekah x

Friday, 21 May 2010

OSAAT anything but a card

Evening everyone! I'm popping on just to quickly enter this wks One stitch at a time challenge (I can't be missing that one now can I?!) The challenge is to make anything but a card. I have chosen this little cupcake box which I purchased the template from the cutting cafe (so fab!) I'm also popping this onto Digital tuesdays for their challenge of Vellum too.

I have used digi papers from Nitwits, Vellum for the heart top from my stash (we are talking way old stash there!) All lace, ribbon diamantes etc from stash. MS heart punch and the tag is sentiment from the cutting cafe again and the butterfly is a digi stamp from hope Jacare oops sorry Lexi, it's Lexi creations! available at stitchy bear.

A closer view of the tag shows the adorable butterfly coloured with prismas and sparkled up of course! This box is the perfect size for 1 cupcake or for some sweets cookies etc, these are gonna be great for teachers at the end of next term!

Thanks stacks and stacks for coming by to look again, hugs to everyone Rebekah x

Another wedding card

Hi everyone! Yep well and truly back in my comfort zone with this one, can't you tell?! Today I have made a wedding card using this fabulous Tiddyinks image again. This is for the paperplay challenge of wedding celebrations. I have followed Caz's sketch over at Cute card Thursday this wk and am also putting this in for the butterflies and blossoms challenge over at the sir stampalot challenge this month.

I have used fabulous digi papers from pink petticoat in sweet flourishes. My image as said before is this adorable couple from Tiddlyinks, coloured with Prismas. The flowers and pearl sticks are wild orchid crafts, the butterfly is xcut punched with sparkles. the ribbon, lace and adhesive pearls are from stash.

Thanks again for taking the time to come by my blog! Hugs to everyone R xx

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Charisma meets crafty

Hi everyone todays card is another boy one, I'm doing my best to get better at these! I love this new manga image so that helps! This card is for the crafty angels challenge of ripping and tearing (my dp is torn) and charisma cards challenge of 3D (thats raised elements or something that sticks out!) My chipboard and charm count for this.

I have used this great rocker manga stamp from sugar nellie and have used papers from nitwits. My chipboard is american crafts and my ribbon, charm etc from stash. I do like him but I'm still not as drawn as my darling girlie cards!

Thanks for popping by to take a look again, hugs to everyone Rebekah x

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A princess card

Good evening everyone! It's late but I have made a card this evening that I want to fit in for 5 challenges, yes 5! I haven't even followed a sketch for one either lol! I'm putting this card in for the creative inspirations challenge of a card for a child, Cupcake craft challenges of blooming charming (flowers and charm), secret crafter sat challenge of metal, Papertake weekly say it with flowers and spoon full of sugar cute and girlie, phew!

This is the first time I have used this cute Princess Ava stamp from TGF, can you believe I've had her for wks and haven't inked her up?!! She is just too adorable! My papers are nitwits collecions again and my sentiment is another freebie from digital doodling My flowers are wild orchid crafts along with my pearly things. My lace and ribbon are from stash and my little crown charm is from bunny zoe's. I have distressed everything with tattered rose and added some sparkles to her crown. My second photo is ala flash hence slight colour difference!

Thanks for coming by my blog again and leaving your comments, hugs to everyone! Rebekah xx Lol does anyone think I'm going a bit Twilight mad at the mo!! XX

Creative cottage dt one for the boys

HI everyone! Well its weds which means another challenge over at the creative cottage challenge blog which this wk is one for the boys. As hard as I try I'm still not as confident in doing the boy cards but I will keep trying! I have used the creative cottages forest friends kit which you can purchase here and the prize this wk is for papers from this very kit!

I have layered my little snail in a decoupage effect which you can hopefully see in my second photo! These papers are so bright and cheery and great for both male and female cards.

Thanks so much for popping by again and taking the time to look at my cards, thanks lots to all my lovely followers too! Hugs to all Rebekah xx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Cowgirl up meets papertake

2 Posts in one evening what a crazy thought lol! I did actually do another card today even though the good weather eventually dragged me out so I could plant out the courgettes! This card is for the cowgirl up sunday challenge to use black white and red. I am also putting this up for papertake weeklys new challenge of say it with flowers. This is also for the ABC challenge of U is for unused stash (seriously these 12x12 black & white papers have been with me for an age!)

My papers are docrafts I think (they are yonks old lol!) My image is cowgirl up, sentiment is SU vintage labels, butterfly xcut, flowers wild orchid crafts and pearls etc stash.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by me again so late in the day lol! Hugs again R xx

Sun sketch meets AFA

Evening everyone! I'm a late blogger this wk due to hubbys changing shift pattern! This card follows the sketch over at sunday sketch and stamp this wk which I have turned on its side. I am also putting this up for the anyone for anya challnge of don't be square (no square cards) Ok I took the ultra easy route and did a rectangle instead! I am also following the colour theme over at crafty sentiments which this wk is pink purple and a neutral colour (in my case white).

My papers are pink petticoat, my image is the lovely TGF autumn fairy again, sentiment papermania and flowers wild orchid crafts. Image coloured with Prismas and a little sparkle on her wings!

Thanks so much for popping by again, hugs Rebekah x

Monday, 17 May 2010

Sat sketch

Wow I'm a late poster today! I might just get this into a monday post if I'm ultra quick! It's been a busy day lol! I have made a card thought following the sketch over at sketch saturday this wk.

I have used this gorgeous new manga stamp from Sugar nellie with a cute pink gem designs ticket sentiment, along with fabulous nitwits digi papers again, flowers from wild orchid crafts and some lace from stash. My closer pic is taken with the flash!

Sorry to be brief but it's late! Just wanted to say thanks loads to all those lovely folk over at one stitch at a time challenge blog as they chose me as one of last wks top 3! I even get another free stamp woo hoo! Thanks so much ladies! Hugs to everyone out in blogging land thanks for popping by again R xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Friday sketchers

Hi Everyone, hope we are all well! Todays card is based on the sketch over at friday sketchers. I love all the layers in this sketch so wanted to get on this one straight away! I have also followed the colour combo theme over at Tiddlyinks of orange, turquoise and yellow.

My image is a cute little bug from tiddlyinks whose sign is blank for whatever sentiment you like! My sentiment is papermania. The papers are mostly nitwits digi with a little wild rose studios too. The flowers are prisma and wild orchid crafts, the leaves are prisma. Pearls are from stash and lots of stickles used on the flowers, bug wings etc.

Thanks lots and lots for coming by to visit me again, I really do appreciate it! I hope everyone has fabulous wkends (even though it is forecast to rain :( ) Hugs to all Rebekah x

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sun sketch and a boy card!

Hey everyone! Hope you are all well out in blogging land today! I have made todays card following the sketch over at sunday sketch and stamp I am also putting this in for the cupcake challenge of using buttons on your work and for the sophisticats colour combo of blue, brown and cream. Yes I have made a boys card too lol! So it fits the stampin for the weekend male card challenge too!

I have used papers from Nitwits again, so fabulous! I have used a cute TGF stamp, surfing Ian, he is such a dude! The sentiment is computer printed and the buttons, ribbon etc is from stash, feels plain without all my multitudes of roses lol!

Ian has been coloured ala prismas again and distressed with a little brown ink. Thanks for popping by and checking things out again, hugs Rxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Another free stitchy stamp!

Yep I'm back again with a card using another of the free stitchy bear stamps I won over at the incy wincy blog hop but who can resist?! I have followed the sketch over at the creative card crew this wk and as I managed to use dotty paper yet again I'm sneaking back to one stitch at a time to put in another entry for their going dotty challenge!

I have used papers from pink petticoat in bluebell and bubblegum. My adorable image is shades from stitchy bear and my sentiment stamp is a freebie from digital doodling. I do wonder how I manage to spend so much money when I grab so many fabulous freebies lol! My flowers are prima painterly petals. Metal spacer flowers from the hobby house, gems, pins, pearls and dragon fly from stash.

Hugs to everyone and thanks so much for hopping by my blog and leaving some lovely comments! Rebekah x

Creative cottage DT card

Morning everyone! oops I'm a bit late this morn with my Creative cottage DT card, apologies it's my vain attempt to get fitter before the race for life in 4 wks so I'm attempting to jog a bit in the morning lol!
This week over at the creative cottage challenge blog we are asking you to create something with Fancy folds. That could be an easel, concertina, tent card etc or a bag, box or other altered piece. There is a bags of style easel kit up for grabs for one lucky winner and a chance to grab our favourites badge if you are picked! This week I have used the with love freebie that you can grab here and made a tealight card ispired over at Lena's blog you can grab the template for it here. It's a fab little present in a card. I am also entering this card into the creative inspirations challenge which this week is fairies! Lol I could do half a dozen cards for that one!

I made this card for a friend Clare, who recently sent me some clothes her sons had grown out of for my son, how fab! he is actually wearing one of the shirts today.

I have used this adorable digi image from TGF, another lovely fairy! The sentiment is SU. Pretty much everything else is the creative cottage freebie "with love". I popped in 4 tealights and tied it up with gold organza ribbon which I also used to tie to the 2 parts of the card together. Flowers are wild orchid crafts and everything is distressed with vintage photo.

Thanks loads and loads for popping by again, off to make something else now lol! hugs to all Rebekah x

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Stamptacular sketch

Hi everybody, thanks for coming by again! Today I have made a card using the stamptacular sketch. Maybe I'm just being harsh on myself of late but I'm not sure how much I like this card either! Anyway I used one of my images that I won through the Incy Wincy and Stitchy bear blog hop! Yes I won 8 stitchy bear stamps (how fabulous!) I am also entering this into the One stitch at a time callenge of going dotty, the stamp something challenge of birthdays and secret crafter challenge of 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image (I have used 3 types of embellishment even though there is more than 3 on the card!)

I have made an easel card and have used papers from nitwits with ribbon and lace from stash. My flowers are wild orchid crafts used with Mcgill branch punch again. The gems are also from stash. The image is Hippie from Stitchy bear coloured with prismas. My sentiment stamp is paermania.

Another little view of the card here!

Thanks again for coming and having a looksie and leaving your comments, hugs to everyone! Rebekah xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

sat sketch, pink gem colour combo

Hi everyone! Well I've been having an argument with my mojo today it just wasn't working grr! Anyway I did make a card although it isn't my best effort today! I have followed the sketch over at sketch saturday this wk and followed the colour combo of pink, green and burgundy over at pink gem designs challenge which also follows the theme of pink and green over at totally gorjuss this wk.

I have used nitiwts digi papers again with a pink gem designs image and seniment ticket stamp. The ribbons are from stash along with MS punch. Flowers are from Wild orchid crafts used with Mcgill branch punch. I have used a pin and beads inspired by a new shop just opened called posh pins and charms which sells beautiful pins and has some blog candy going at the mo too!

I've just secured a stall at the schools summer fayre in 2 wks so I guess I had better get busy making else I will have nothing to sell lol! Thanks so much for popping by again, I promise to get that mojo working better soon! Hugs to all Rebekah x

Friday, 7 May 2010

Friday sketchers

Hi everyone, thanks so much for coming by again and checking out my blog! Today I have followed Jaques sketch over at friday sketchers and it's a great one! I am also putting this forward for the sentimental sundays theme this wk of for that someone special and paperplays theme of stamp and bling and also digital tuesdays a toast to you, food and drink challenge (my papers are my digi element although my stamp isn't and there are cherries on my papers hope that counts lol!)

I have used this gorgeous princess Tilda stamp from the new magnolia fairytale range along with yummy digi Nitwits papers again. The sentiment ticket stamp is pink gem designs and the crown charm is from bunny zoes. Flowers and pearls are wild orchid crafts and the ribbon from stash.

The butterfly and crown have been stickled up and some tattered rose distress ink has been used around the image and papers. Are any of you laughing ar me yet since yesterdays endevour? Cos, yes I have used the sewing machine again on this card, I only broke 3 needles in the process this time! I guess I wasn't made to be a seamstress but I like the effect, although don't be expecting any zigzags as thats how I broke the needles lol! Have fun wkends people, I will be off to work so hugs to all and thanks lots for your comments Rebekah xx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A wedding card

Hello everybody, thanks for popping by again. Today I have followed the sketch over on papertake weekly to make this wedding card. I'm not a fan of wedding cards and haven't really found a wedding stamp I like until now! My fab blogging friend Tracy from over at the creative cottage had me looking at this new challenge blog and digi stamps called tiddlyinks and I found this adorable wedding couple digi stamp which I just love! So I have entered their challenge over at the tiddlyinks challenge which is to use fabric on your card. I am also entering this card into the by the cute and girlie monthly challenge of celebrations and the totally gorjuss challenge of stitches, its also the theme over at charisma cards of weddings this wk so hurray for meeting another challenge!
And had a last minute tell about crafty cardmakers doing a distressed challenge Yay thx Lisa Jane!.

As much as I love the effect of stitching on a card, me and the sewing machine do not have a good relationship! The thread broke 3 times and I spent about 20 mins trying to thread the needle just for this card so don't expect the stitching thing to be a regular feature lol! I did stitch the lace fabric to the card too but didn't like the finish so stuck a ribbon over the top! Atleast I have some stitching (if not slightly wobbly!) around the edges.

My gorgeous digi image as said before is tiddlyinks, papers are a bargain basement thing from the paper mill, the bottom one has a shiny embossed effect which looks fab when distressed but you prob can't really see that in the photo. The sentiment is computer printed and the fabric lace from stash. The flowers and pearls are wild orchid crafts although the big adhesive pearls are from bunny zoes. The edges are all distressed with vintage photo and the image has antique linen painted around it.
Thanks so much for leaving me some comments and coming by to have a peek at what I have done today hugs Rebekah xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Stamp something sketch

Another challenge card from me today! I have followed the sketch over on stamp something this wk, which I think is lovely. I haven't added a sentiment as the PP from Nitwits has wording on which I think would be a shame to hide. I am also putting this in to the anyone for anya challemge of lotsa layers, the flutterby wednesday of anything goes and paperplay pretty pastels challenge.

I have used nitwits digi papers again with a gorgeous digi stamp from the greeting farm. there are 4 fairies in total, this is the srping fairy. She is coloured ala prismas and the flowers are wild orchid crafts.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by my blog and have a look and for any comments that you leave, hugs to everyone Rebekah x