Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween.

Had a great Halloween and the kids really enjoyed dressing up. We made cupcakes and cookies yesterday and had a little party with my sister and her kids this afternoon. Will post some piccies tomorow, I'm shattered tonight!

I needed a card for a birthday next week and loved the Friday Sketchers sketch (26). I used basic grey offbeat papers which I have sewed to the card, oval nestabilities and sk8er boy sugar nellie coloured with distress inks. The ribbon is from Angel Crafts.

Another card made with my papermania papers for the Sketch Saturday challenge. My image is Snowy Jo by Imaginisce, the gorgeous flower is from Prima and the ribbon is from Angel Crafts. The card is cut using the scallop XL die for the big shot.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

More cards and challenges

Been busy doing a few challenges and thoroughly enjoying it! Made gingerbread people (we have a set of family cutters you know lol!) yesterday at the request of the youngest member of the family. They had great fun!
Here's my first challenge.

This one is for the This Thursday Challenge blog.The challenge was 'Throw a curve'. I decorated a tin using the free downloads on the site from Pink Petticoat, they're just gorgeous. Thank you.

This project is for the cup cake craft challenge blog where the challenge was 'theres a hole in my bucket' and we had to incorporate a hole into our entries. I found this box that held body butters and decorated it with the free download papers from the above site. I painted the box with acrylic paint first, covered it and added plain jane chipboard swirls and american craft felt flowers and some bling.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Love Autumn days

Tried really hard this morning to sneak down without waking anyone up. I managed half an hour then everyone was up!!
I managed this card using my new snowy jo stamp for the basic grey challenge blog my papers are from the fruitcake range and I decided to go for squares and circles as my shapes. I coloured him slightly with distress inks and added stickles to make him sparkle.
We went out to the mother in laws for dinner and then took the kids and dogs out for a walk. Took some great pics of Ollie hes so funny .

Last night I did a card for Stamp Something. The theme was "something for the birds". I used my owl stamp (stamps away) and basic grey papers from the offbeat range.

And now all the kids are asleep and its quiet lol! Its half term this week so we should have some fun!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

CCT and Tilda ATC

This is an ATC I've done for the Tilda and friends ATC challenges. I used Dala Tilda and papers from the well worn range by paperloft. I coloured Tilda in with distress inks.

This is my pocket card for the challenge over on Cute Card Thursday I have used the free downloads by Kate Hadfield on the scapbook inspirations blog. They are rather cute.

Also used the halloween papers from the Bo Bunny range.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sketch Saturday (18)

Hello peeps this is my card for the I have been using my new prima flowers they're just gorgeous. Also used papermania naughty but nice and bazzil bling. Loved the sketch.
I had a couple of orders arrive today of yummy stash!! Thats it now though till the NEC when I get some Xmas money!
I got all House wifey this afternoon and me and Ollie made an apple crumble for Paul..... Guess what hes not had any! Typical!
So Heather if your reading this we have apple crumble here if you wanna pop in for a cuppa in the morning xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

I have made this layout using the sketch from the I've turned it on its side (I think lol! Its late!) Not sure if I can enter it as its a layout and not a card but I relly enjoyed the challenge.
Have been busy crafting today. Not been out anywhere as I have a stinky cold. Ollie has been mopsing all day too even when I got the paints out and the story books! (Thats him up there)
I ve made a halloween banner but I'm not sure how to photograph it yet.... also done a 12x6 lo of DH and DD1. Really need to get an album for this size lo too.
Well I really should head off to bed!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

More cards and challenges

Here's some more cards I've made.

This one is for

Iused papers from my last scrapagogo kit and the image is a pink petticoat one coloured with distress inks and sakura pens.

This one is an ATC for the I'm using it as a card topper I think its from the bubbles clear stamp set. My friend gave me the image and I love it. Definately going to buy these after pay day!!

This one is for the

The challenge was to add stitching to your creation so I got the sewing machine out and had a little play. I've used archaic papers,an oddment of brown ric rac and a stamps away birthday stamp. Great challenge I love getting my sewing machine out!

Paul has had to turn the old computer on for me as my software isn't compatable with vista so I have to do some saving up now for photoshop elements...... will be able to dable in some digi scrapping then though!!

Monday, 20 October 2008


Had a great clear out on Saturday, continued on Sunday after we went and bought a new laptop printer/scanner. Only trouble is now I've got to find out how to use them cos Paul's not uploaded my usual scanning program yet.
I do now have a craft table permanently in the lounge though so its all good! Got more sorting to do later on as we emptied the cd cabinet out and they're all sta cked up in the conservatory.
Little things exite me and this morning we went out looking for a gingerbread man cutter....well we not only found 1 we found a family of 4!!! How sweet!
Be back later when I've learnt how to use the scanner.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Cute card Thursday

This is my card for the Autumn theme over on I found some well worn papers from paperloft that I loved last year.

Been a busy day today I ve been sorting toys in the conservatory and had a big clear out of craft stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to find things now lol!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

More new stash!

My yellow box came yesterday from and it was gorgeous!! I haven't used any of it yet (and I've still got so much left from past kits!) but I think I just want to look at this one and stroke it! I wish I'd signed up years ago.

I did manage to finish off a layout last night. Its one of me and my daughter. She's 10 and at the moment we seem to be falling out a lot so this is a rare moment. I used past scrapagogo kits for it.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Challenges and creativity

I've done this one today using the sketch from
Peppermint twist papers and I've used my elegance sizzix die for the accent at the top. I'm not sure which magnolia stamp it is as I got it in a rak from my friend.

I had a new koi waterbrush yesterday so I had a play and coloured
Luca with my distress inks. I love it! I used my
new peppermint twist papersand embelishments and some ribbon from one
of my scrapagogo kits.

Found this blog last night after trying to find instructions for putting links on.(Still not fathomed it out lol! But working on it!)

The challenge was a colour combo one I chose red, maroon and green. I've used a mix of basic grey the greenis 'green bean' from the vagabond collection, the maroon is 'Little red riding hood'from perhaps and the red is 'vintage floral' from the sublime collection.

This is my youngest son on a mission to get to the top of rocks.

Monday, 13 October 2008

More cards

This one was for Paul and starting his new job for today. All papers are from the September scrapagogo kit and the image is a pink petticoat one.

This one was for the buttons and bows challenge on cute card Thursday. Got to work out how to do all the links and things yet though! The bow is on the fibres at the top and I've added a chipboard button on the flower.The image is from pink petticoat and papers are from the August scrapagogo kit.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Chill out Sunday

Edited to add I've now put it in the right place!
Well I've had a go at adding a picture.. managed it but not where I thought it would be!
I made those Christmas cards yesterday while it was quiet!
I used the tree images from pink petticoat and papermania naughty but nice papers. The other one uses a magnolia stamp coloured with my distress inks and ribbon from angel crafts may ribbon kit which is just gorgeous.
Definately having a chill out day today. Ollie has a real cold so I'm hoping he'll have a good sleep this afternoon.
I've been meaning to have a go at scrapbooking my week. I've been following Ali Edwards blog with interest but keep forgetting my camera everytime I go out!
So i'm going to start this week gathering photos, I've started today with taking pictures of Sunday lunch prep. I so love my Sunday dinner and love sitting around the table all together catching up on everyones news.
Going to go and make some yorkshire puddings yum.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Its too quiet....

I smashed a bottle of tcp this morning and I can still smell it....
Well the kids are out, Paul is asleep and I'm on tremor overdrive! Its just too quiet!
Been over to Heathers blog its lovely she s got posh skins and everything. I'm sure I'll get it soon.
Have been crafting all afternoon but not yet finished anything to show yet... typical me.
Anyway i've a little bit of surfing to do before the terrors get home.

Friday, 10 October 2008

I've done it!

Ha! Well finaly I've done it!
I've wanted a blog for ages and talked about it loads so when my sister came over for tea today that was our target to both have set up a blog each!
Anyway the time now is 3.45 I can't sleep so I'm up armed with tea and jam on toast making my first post!
How cool is that!
Unfortunately for me I'm not very computer literate and a staunch one finger typer so it might take me a while to learn how to use blogger properly so hey bear with me. LOL!
I'm going to nip off now and stalk my sister down to see what shes been upto.