Friday, 30 July 2010

Sugar bowl pick your own

Hi everyone, todays card has been made using one of my new Sugar nellie manga stamps, the woodland fairy, isn't she adorable! Over at the sugar bowl this wk they are doing a pick your own sketch, theme and prize this fortnight! You can choose a sketch from their gallery and the prize is pick and mix stamps from the store and Letraset promarkers too!
I have chosen to use sketch number 18 for my card with a colour theme of pink and brown and used papers from dovecrafts piece of cake collection.

My Lace and flowers are from the fabulous Wild orchids and my pearls are from stash, my image was coloured with prismas.

Thanks again for coming by to visit me, hugs

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Crafty sentiments digi 2 embellishment DT card

Goodmorning people! Today is Thursday meaning another challenge over at the crafty sentiments digi challenge blog. This wk our challenge is to use 2 Embellishments on your project (or 2 types seriously do you think I could stick to 1 flower and 1 Pearl lol!) My 2 chosen embellies were flowers and pearls, I struggled with the lack of lace but I coped!! This wk we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the lovely Di's Digi Downloads and I was lucky enough to be able to use the fabulous Charlston Daisy on my project.

For my card I have used papers from the cafe creme set by Susan at Crafty Chaos with a little Pink paper element from nitiwts. My sentiment ticket stamp is from a downloadable set from Raindrop Echo at Whimsy stamps. My flowers are Wild orchid crafts and my pearls from bunny zoes.

I followed the sketch this wk over at Friday sketchers am also entering this into stamp somethings challenge of flowered somethings and paperplays challenge of anything goes.

Thanks for coming by to see what I have been doing again, don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other DT have been making and to join in with our challenge! hugs to everyone!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Get well sat sketch

And yet another post from me today! I have made this card as a request from my mum who has a friend going in to hospital and wanted a get well card for her, I have followed the sketch this wk over at sketch saturday and am entering this into the wild orchids challenge of lovely lace and flutterby wednesdays open challenge

I have used this fabby little Mrs hoot image from pink gem designs with a sentiment stamp from waltzing mouse. My papers are papermania and Crafty Chaos, my butterlies are MS punched with self adhesive pearls. My yummy flowers and beautiful lace are all wild orchid crafts, stickled up!

Thanks for coming by to look again and leaving me some love! hugs

New challenge blog DT call and candy!!

Hiya folks, guess what there is a new challenge blog opening up in early sept called Lets Ink it up for all of us who love stamping! They are currently having a DT call and are offering a chance to win some fab candy too, so pop on over and join! I have to display 3 of my fave pieces for the DT call and I find it so so hard to choose cos I'm sure my tastes are much different to others, so I have chosen (4 oops!) of my older projects to try and show some variety in my work even though I really love some of my recent stuff too lol!
My first card is one of My Creative cottage DT projects with this yummy TGF Anya stamp and a mass load of flowers

This card was one of my sweetie magnolia images with a bit of stitching (now that the sewing machine has all but exploded on me) and more flowers and charms (lol)

This next card is the wedding card I won spotlight crafter with over at sweet stampin, an Aperture card with a vintage look, a sassy studio stamp and more flowers (I'm sensing a pattern here!)

This last card is one of my first CC DT projects, a concertina card with a few more dimensions and a Pink Gem Designs stamp and yep just a few flowers!

Lastly this is the fab candy up for grabs if you want to join in Pop on over to the blog now!

Hugs everybody!

New Creative cottage Little Monkeys wild west adventure kit

Hi everyone! Today sees the release of the new little monkeys wild west adventure kit from the creative cottage this follows the success of the adorable little monkeys pirate daventure, both fabby kits for boy orientated cards! They are both available here to purchase. Don't forget to pop over to the blog to see the other DT examples with this kit (there are some beauties!) and if you haven't joined in already the challenge this fortnight at the creative cottage challenge blog is for something touchy feely on your project and there are 2 prizes up for grabs!

I have made this front concertina card with the new kit, there are some great papers and images to use that it was hard to make a choice! The sentiment is a freebie download I had, not sure where from, sorry!

I am entering this into Stamp with funs challenge of a card for a man or boy. Thanks for coming by to look again, hugs to everyone!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A card for tuesday

Hi Everyone and a happy Tuesday to you all! I have been struggling with finding the time to craft with a house full of 3 small children! I guess there will be a few less cards during these summer hols for many busy mums out there! I have however managed to make this lovely card today using an adorable new digi download CC designs stamp I got from the all that scraps store, this is the first time I have used her and she is so cute! I have also got my new order of the fabulous new sugar Nellie manga stamps that are so so so lovely which I am really going to want to play with later! Todays card, however, I have made using the sketch over at one stop crafts with the added extra of putting metal on the project (my charm) I have also followed the colour theme of Aqua and peach over at Pocket full of posies this wk and the theme of check it out (checks) at my time to craft I am also entering this into Create for funs challenge of using flowers and cowgirlups anything goes.

My lovely papers are pink petticoat little check with lace and charm from stash. Doily from my friend Linda at Jazzlins My swirls are Marianne creatables and my butterlies MS, all of my stunning flowers are wild orchid crafts sparkled to the max! My image is coloured in Prismas and my sentiment stamp is waltzing mouse.

Thanks for coming by to see my work again and leaving me some love! Pop back tomorrow for a fab new kit release from the creative cottage! Hugs to all,

Monday, 26 July 2010

CS digi blog hop candy winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the crafty sentiments digi blog hop on saturday and leaving the DT some love, all your comments were very kind and appreciated! Now on to the winner of my mini candy giveaway and the winner is .....


Thanks loads to all who entered and can Sarah please e mail me at with her snail mail addy so I can get her prize sent out to her! Hugs

Sunday, 25 July 2010

2nd CS digi sample box

Happy sunday! As promised I'm back with my 2nd example of the new release digis from crafty sentiments which are being showcased on the digi blog This time I have followed the "sea" theme and made another box with the lovely Pat mermaid stamp.

My papers this time are from the creative cottage baby ellie kit. I have used lovely chiffon ribbon again from Jazzlins along with wild orchid crafts blooms and lots of sparkly stuff! My sweet shell charm is from stash along with my little resin boat. My leaves are nellie snellen punched and I have "Holtz" distressed everything!
This is the view of the lid again.

I have followed the same basis as the other box just made some of the dimensions slightly smaller. Don't forget there is still time to enter the CS digi blog challenge all you have to do is use 3 DPs on your project easy huh?! So pop along here to enter. Don't forget also to leave a comment here for another chance to win my mini blog hop candy from yesterday, thanks for coming by my blog again lovlies! hugs to everyone!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog Hop!!!!!

Woo hoo it's saturday and time for the crafty sentiments digi blog hop! Thanks for coming by to join in! If you have come to me from Bev then you are in the right place! If not just pop back to the digi blog to start and off you go! There is a chance to win a FULL SET of the new releases just by leaving a comment on the main blog and each DT's blog as you hop along, become a follower and post about our blog hop on your blog!
We are showcasing today the new digi releases available at the crafty sentiments store of Pat and boo bear. Our criteria was to make something other than a card with a sun or sea theme. I have made this box (which held chocs for the teachers end of term!) using the new Pat sitting by water digi.

I have used a template from Anita's blog, she has many fab tutorials and such wonderful inspiration! I have also used nitwits papers (lol) along with lace and pearls from stash. My chiffon gold ribbon was from Jazzlins and my starfish charm was from stash. My flowers are wild orchids as per norm and my leaves are punched with nellie snellen.
This is the top view of the box lid.

Now you need to pop along to Tammylee's blog for the next hop on the list!
As promised I have a little blog hop candy to give away too. All I ask is that you leave a comment on the main blog and each of the other DT's so I know you have done a full hop, but remember to leave a comment here too so I can enter you into the draw! I will also be showcasing another new release CS digi tomorrow so if you pop back and leave me a comment tomorrow I will enter you into the draw twice!

Up for grabs is 6 small A2 size vintage card blanks with envelopes, 2 metres of wide beige coloured lace, 2 maya road paisley ribbon sliders, a bottle of stickles cotton candy and 6 Crafty sentiments stamped images.
I am entering this little box into the Gingersnap sunshine challenge, the Charisma anything but square challenge, Bunny Zoes summer days challenge and Crafty Catz summertime challenge, thanks for coming by I hope you have time to come again tomorrow. I will announce the winner of the candy on Monday! Hugs!

Friday, 23 July 2010

New PGD halloween Chloe

Good evening happy followers! I am posting for the second time today as I have been lucky enough to be able to make this card with one of the new Pink Gem Design releases which is available to buy in polymer as from tonight! This is halloween Chloe and isn't she just fab?! I have followed Deb's sketch this wk over on cute card Thursday for my card and am also entering it into Cupcake crafts challenge of cats and dogs this wk.

My papers are from (seriously do I have to keep saying it!!!) Nitwit collections of course, if anyone knows of a challenge blog aimed at these let me know as I'm there (I've already been on at the Nitwits owners to start one up!!) My wicker weave stuff is something I had in some halloween stash an age ago as is the gorgeous white halloween rub ons. Everything has been distressed with Tim Holtz and my floral contribution (yep even on a halloween card I had to do flowers!) is of course wild orchids. My sweet doily is from Jazzlins

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by my blog again. Pop across to Pink Gems to see what else is new in tonight! Hope you can find the time to come across for the CS blog hop tomorrow! Hugs and Hugs to everyone!

A Pixie dust SSS card

Hi everybody! Today I have made a card following the sketch over at Simon Says Stamp this wk and they are starting up a new vintage blog too so I am looking forward to that! I have used another gorgeous image from Pixie dust studio this one is called dress up and she is a dream to colour! I have used papers from (mmm let me think) only kidding you know I'm gonna say nitwits right?! Which have all been super distressed in Tim Holtz again! My flowers are Wild orchids with lots of sparkle and my lace is wild orchids too. My sentiment stamp is waltzing mouse.

I am also entering this cutee into Papertake weeklys challenge of cutie patootie and totally stampalicious challenge of best friends.

Don't forget to come by tomorrow for the crafty sentiments digi blog hop, start at the digi blog and get directed from there. Prizes will be given for hoppers and I may have a little candy of my own to give away! Thanks tonnes and tonnes for coming by today and showing me some love! hugs to all of you,

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Crafty sentiments digi Dt card 3 DPs

Hi everyone, it's Thursday again which means another challenge over at the crafty sentiments digi blog and this wk we challenge you to use 3 designer papers on your projects! Don't forget also there will be a blog hop this saturday to celebrate even more new releases available to purchase with prizes to be won of course and maybe a little mni candy over here!
My card today has been made with the freebie available on the blog Flopsy with ice cream, there is a new xmas freebie on there today! Flopsy is just too cute! I have used these yummy ice creamy sort of papers from Nitwit collections too (honestly there are 3 I've just gone overkill on my flowers again!!)

My flowers are a selection of Primas, wild orchids and some from my friend Linda at Jazzlin designs my gorgeous organza ribbon is also from a fabulous bag I bought from Linda's store too. I have of course sparkled everything with a mass load of stickles and have coloured flopsy with my prismas.

I have followed the sketch over at sunday sketch and stamp and am entering this into the stamptacular challenge of ice cream colours, By the cute and girlies challenge of warm summer days, the shabby tea rooms from the garden challenge (my flowers), secret crafters summer hols challenge, crafty creations sweet challenge and Allsorts summer days challenge. Thanks again for coming by to look at my work, don't forget to check out the other DT work and to join in with the challenge, you don't have to use a CS stamp to enter but get entered twice if you do! And join in with the blog hop on Saturday if you can! Hugs to all

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Creative cottage touchy feely challenge

Hiya folks, welcome to wednesday and another creative cottage challenge! Seems like ages since we had a new one but thats just because we have gone fortnightly now! This fortnights challenge has been set by the lovely Becky and her challenge is to use touchy, feely elements on your project, so that could be anything from lace and flowers to feathers, ribbon, embossing or textured paper! Why not pop over and see what the other DT have made and check out the current pack on offer from the creative cottage, all the products can be purchased here!
I have made a box this wk with the papers from the much love and sending love paper packs from the creative cotttage, adding lots of textured feely elements and this cute little mermaid Emma image from CC designs.

I have ditressed everything with Tim holtz and have used lace and ribbon from stash. The heart is also from the digi pack and everything has been sparkled up with some stickles. The flowers are all wild orchid crafts of course with a few from Jazzlins too!

I would also like to pop this into the Incy wincy challenge of alter something, the crafty catz challenge of anything but a card, All that scraps challenge of anything but a card too and Anyone for Anyas challenge of be dazzled. Thanks again for popping by and leaving me some love I hope I have managed to inspire someone just a little! Hugs to you all!!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Upcoming blog hop!

Hiya peeps just a quick post from me, I've been a busy bee with work at the weekend and then lots of sale shopping yesterday so not much crafting at the mo! But wanted to pop on and let everyone know about the Blog hop happening this saturday on the crafty sentiments digi blog to celebrate some more fabulous new releases. If you pop accross to the blog now you will get a sneak peek of what is being released and on sat if you pop along on the hop leave comments on the DT blogs and become a follower and leave comments on the main blog there will be fabby prizes to win!!

Don't forget you still have time to leave a comment on this wks new releases on the blog and just a comment can possibly get you a freebie and a fabulous digi prize so pop across and follow now!
Also just wanted to say thanks for the great response to my blog candy so far and I have added some extra goodies as promised!! Hugs to all

Sunday, 18 July 2010

One stitch at a time digi madness DT card

Hiya folks, happy sunday to you all. I'm busy working at the mo so this is my scheduled post for today as it is the new challenge over at One stitch at a time and this wk the theme is digi madness, we want you to use one of your digi images or pop over to the stitchy bear store where there is still 30% off for an opportunity to grab a bargain!
This wk we are sponsored by the fabulous craft brulee with gorgeous lace flowers and embellies on offer why not check out their store!
I was lucky enough to make a card with this gorgeous digi image from Lil Diva at the stitchy bear store called flower fairy, she is so lovely and makes such a beautiful card!

I have used gorgeous snowflake papers from Pink petticoat and have followed the sketch over at Crafting lifes pieces this month where the DT work is fabulous make sure you pop across for a peek! My lace is from stash and my winter sentiment stamp is from pink gem designs. All my flowers are wild orchid crafts which have been "snowed" on with white glitter. I am also entering this into The wild orchid challenge of say it with flowers, Incy wincys challenge of distressing, Fab and Funkys challenge , of xmas in July flutterby wednesdays challenge of layers, cute card thursdays challenge of get a head start (for xmas), Charismas challenge of pink, stamp with funs challenge of Fairies, the shabby tea rooms xmas in july challenge your next stamps flower power challenge and Stamp somethings Digi something challenge.

Thanks again for coming by to look at my creations I hope you join in with our challenge over at OSAAT this wk, don't forget to check out the other DT creations and show them some love and look out for some exciting news at the stitchy bear store soon with even more products to choose from! Hugs to you all

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Crafty sentiments new digi releases

Hiya folks, well today is 17th which means the long awaited releases for Suzettes digi stamps are now available to buy from the crafty sentiments store! Not only do you have the freebies already gained through the digi blog but now you have 7 other digi stamps of flopsy and toby available to purchase!

Remember my Toby in pot card? A sneaky peek of the fabby images available, just a little reminder!

Well I have also made a card using the great Toby on blanket image. I was having a mojo struggle so this was attempt number 2 but he turned out ok in the end! I have used the lovely nitwits papers again with a ticket sentiment stamp from Pink Gem designs and lace from Jazzlin designs. My flowers are prima painterly petals and wild orchids cherry blossom. My feathers are from stash

I am entering this little cutie into the truly scrumptious sketch challenge with the added theme of garden/flowers.

Thanks for coming by to look, don't forget to check out the other DT examples with some of the other new releases and if you follow the blog and place a comment you could be in with a chance of winning this cutee

Some lucky commenters on the blog will recieve this little xmas freebie too!

don't forget to pop across to the store to see them all and grab a bargain now! Hugs everyone!!