Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I would love for you to either leave a comment or follow my blog and then I can come and see your work and leave comments for you too.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

I would like to raise a toast, I had a really rough year with a lot of losses in my family. It has been really hard to get through. However Amandeep came into my life, and made 2009 not bad after all. A ray of sunshine. I am engaged to him and set to marry him in October 2010. Here is to a much better 2010!!!!

Happy New year to all. Hope you have a brilliant time tonight counting down the clock.

And also thank you for following me, leaving me comments throughout the year, I truly appreciate you doing so and hope you continue to do so in 2010.

Happy New Years

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

2009 In Cards

I have been very inspired by the work of Kath, and her beautiful blog. She has asked her followers to post a card for each month. So i gave it go, however I do not have a card for March, May or November, so i posted a 2nd favourite card from other months.

Forever Friends - Bunch Of Daises Stamp & Papermania Floral Clear Stamps

Marie Curie 2009 Stamp Set

Marie Curie 2009 Stamp Set

Papermania Duo Stamp Present / Bday Greeting & CCSR Doodle Stamp Set

Marie Curie 2009 Stamp Set

Jessie Edwards Boutique Stamp Set

Anita's Christmas Peel Off Stickers

Home For Christmas Stamp Set

Anita's Cute n Cuddly Stamp Set

Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit

Forever Friends Chirstmas Sparkle Set

Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit

So what do you think?

Monday, 28 December 2009

Be Chic V Sparkle Creations



I have made this card for the Stampin Be Chic Challenge with a Christmas Theme. Do check out the blog here and the beautiful work from the design team. If you do have the new or the old stamps, do enter their challenges as some of them come with a prize.

I stamped the small star using the brush markers behind the girl in blue and on the paper in red - as a snowflake. I sketched my own santas hat and added that to the Girl. The rest is shown as in the picture above.

After finishing the card, I feel that it needed something else so i added the ribbon and gems. Not sure which i prefer.

This card I am also entering in the Sparkle Creations Challenge, as i was inspired by the blue and white and the snowflakes. However it needed the addition of red to make it into a christmas card.

Products used:
CCSR Retail Therapy - Shop Til You Drop Stamp Set
Forever Friends Santa is On His Way Papers
Papermania Ribbon
Whisper Brush Markers
Snowflake Punch
Adhesive Gems
Chalk Inks
Cosmetic Sponge

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Forever Friends Challenge Card - Free For All

Now that all my craft stalls are done with, I feel a lot better as I am over the majority of the flu I have had and have come to terms with a horrible 2009. I have a lot of time on my hands, to start entering these beautiful challenges again. I have missed these terribly, i really have.

Products used:
Doodlebug Design Papers
Forever Friends Cup Of Cocoa Stamp
Black Archival Ink
Docrafts whispers brush markers
Adhesive Gem Stones

This stamp is exclusive to the glitterpot, you can buy them from their website These stamps are now available in christmas set and a birthday set. Each stamp set is £14.99 each. Or you can buy them individually and they are on sale now only for a short time though! So if you have been wanting to grab some of these stamps - go for it.

Bit annoyed there because i paid full price when they were released and they were not available in these sets, hey ho never mind - thats the way it goes.

I know I have said this before, but I am really going to try hard in entering more of the Forever Friends challenges as it will get me to use more of my Forever Friends neglected stamps.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to make this post to wish all my crafting buddies a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. I hope you enjoy your turkey, have lots of fun, and eat loads wherever you are in the world. And a very happy new year.

I hope that you have an even better 2010!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Betty Boop

Just a quick post to share this card with you. Using White glitter cardstock and aperture, with a mixture of pains and an aperture card. I created this Betty Boop card. It certainly was very popular when i showed my colleagues at work.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Here is another christmas card using the Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit. I hope you like.

The edges are distressed using the Ancient Page Ink Pad and a cosmetic sponge. Trees are hand made from green card and stamped on with the sentiment stamps. The rest as shown in the picture.

Products used:
Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit - Sentiment Stamps, Velour Stickers, Embossed Transfers
Red Coordinations Card stock
Green Coordinations Card Stock
Holographic Powder
Dark green pigment ink
Anita's Peel off stickers
White Cardstock
Permanent Markers
Brown Ancient Page Ink Pad
Cosmetic Sponge
Black fineliner
Glitz It Glue
Anitas PVA Tacky Glue

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Daisy and Dandelion

Just got the latest magazine from docrafts in my local shop. It has a free CD with it, there is so much! I can not wait to get crafting, and there is so many new releases coming! I am so excited.

I made this card using the Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit. I used the same tecnhiques as the red card below. This time i used the Daisy and Dandelion Stickers, and i used the robin to put on top of the tree. I used the rub on transfer for the greeting.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Daisy and Dandelion QVC Kit

Erica released a kit exclusive to QVC, it is gorgeous and available from It is definitely worth its value for money. I have used so much, and I have still lots left. Its ideal all year around, and brilliant last minute christmas present for all your crafting buddies.

This card uses the QVC Kit. Its a quick card, if you still need a quick card. If you have done all your christmas cards, then like me I continue to make christmas cards til the new year it takes some stress away from card making next christmas. They are always handy, as relatives always drop by for a card. Its always handy to have them in stock.

I cute a white card 1cm smaller than the square blank. Masking half of the card, stamped various christmas sentiments on one half and heat embossed them with red powder. Placed ribbon down the centre of the card. The ribbon was a freebie of the docrafts magazine last issue. Matted onto red card slightly bigger.

Stamped the image, coloured it in, cut it out and stuck it in place. Added the stockings from the decoupage kits. Added Adhesive gem stones in the bottom right corder.

Stamped another greeting using white pigment ink and white powder onto some red spare card. Cut it out, raised it with 3d foam pads, and added in the centre of the card at the bottom. Hope you like

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Last Set of Demo Cards

This is the last set of cards I created the demo. Using various other layouts and same techniques. Again, the colour combinations are endless.

The snowflake stamp is from Daisy and Dandelions - Santa's Little Helpers Stamp Set. The greetings are Anita's Christmas peel off's. The greeting Happy Christmas is also a stamp from Daisy and Dandelions - Santa's little Helpers Stamp Set.

I hope people were inspired in the shop, my mum said that when she returned to the shop nearly every person in the que had the stamp! So i feel that I have done my job well. I guess time will tell.

My next goal for 2010, is to be featured in more magazines, will try for other design teams and maybe be a demonstrator for docrafts / trimcrafts.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

More Demo Cards

Using one layout, this layout uses one of Clare Curd's previous sketch layouts for her challenges.

These cards shows the technique of matting and layering. I have used glitter to highlight certain areas and shimmer dots on the border. The coloured card uses Sakura Gelly roll pens, which leaves a nice shimmy to the cards. I rubbed this onto my finger and rubbed it on the black card to highlight this.

I also wanted to show if you have problems with a large stamp, it doesnt mean you do not use it. How many of us buy stamps and then they just stay in the draw? (my hand is raised up!) I wanted to show that you can bring the card to the stamp and select part of the stamp you require.

For the greeting i used Joyeux Noel Stamp set.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Creative Expressions Demo Cards

I was given this one stamp from Creative Expressions and asked to demonstrate it. My task with recession was to show how one stamp can be used to achieve many different results. In this hard time, I was going to show one stamp could be enough to create many cards. Over the next few days I will show you my samples I did for the shop. Although I did this in one colour, gold or silver, the colour combinations are endless depending if you wanted a vintage, classic,monochrome or contemporary christmas card.

For this card, I used Clare's gorgeous layout from Creativity Issue 18. I used the stamp as a background. To show you, it can make a quick card without colouring. The last card, I have used twinkling H20's - didnt have time in the demo to finish the card off, with the circles and greetings, but i am sure people got the point. I wanted to show resist embossing.

Products used:
Gold Mirror Card,
Versafine Watermark Ink Pad,
Gold Embossing Powder
D&D Santa's Little Helpers Stamp Set - for the greeting - they are so versatile they can be combined with any other stamp set.
Circle Punch
Hole punch - for the smaller circles

Same products as for the first card but I have used Silver Mirror card and Silver Embossing Powder instead.

Same products as above - but have used Twinkling h20's. The background has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Another Award

I have received another award from Karen, aka Paper Pixie. I am being spoilt. Thank you Karen. I truly appreciate it and that people actually do visit my blog and look at my work.

There are some rules for this award, which are as follows:
1) Thank the person who gave you the award
2) Copy the award to your blog
3) A Link to the person to whom you received the award from
4) Share 7 interesting things about yourself
5) Nominate 7 other bloggers
6) Link the 7 people who you are giving this award to
7) Leave messages on their blog to let them know about this award.

7 Interesting things about yourself:
1) I am a naturally shy person, but recently it has been pointed out to me with comments that this is being perceived by others as being stuck up and that my attitude is that I dont care. This hurts! To those who know me and care for me, I am none of those things. I am caring, loyal and I do care. Just shows do not judge a book by their cover. Those who are confident in what they do and in their ability - are perceived as cocky? There is no middleground, no win situation here i believe.

2) My horoscope is a Scorpio, I believe i am a typical Scorpio. Loyal. Passionate, etc.

3) I recently became engaged on 4th November to Amandeep. We are set to be married in October 2010.

4) I love to cook and try new recipes and experiment in the kitchen.

5) We celebrated my 21st Birthday in a restaurant with close family and friends.

6) I am an advid photographer, i have done professional photography for weddings and I am always the one at parties with the camera.

7) I love listening to music whilst crafting, My favourite band of all time since i was a teen and are still are now the Backstreet Boys. I am currently listening to Bigger from their new album, This is Us. Amazing vocals, amazing lyrics. No disrespect, i find a lot of songs of today have no content in their songs and just power house it to make the song credible. I was devastated by the loss of Michael Jackson, but i think it took the world to realise the gem he was by his death.

Boy, that was really hard to write the above.

The 7 people I nominate, move your mouse over their name and click on their name to go their lovely blogs:
Clare Curd - She inspires me with her card making skills and ability. I am constantly learning from here, she works full time as a crafter with docrafts and has her own range of products too.

Sue Lesley - Her ideas, her layouts are unique. I am inspired by her.

Kim Dellow - Her unique card making skills are superb.

Tabby Craft Designs - Her colouring, her layout, and she certainly embellises her cards well without going over the top. She makes best use of her sewing maching on all her cards, whereas i do faux stitching.

Olga Pope - As a unique card making style and is amazing. She makes good use of her resources.

Lyndsey Marie - I love her cards, they are inspirational. She can combine her papers with stamps beautifully. She contributes to many magazines, runs craft classes of her own, and now owns her own craft shop. She has two beautiful children.

June - Love her super cards, her combinations are amazing.

P.S Yes Ricky made it to the final, and Ali is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope Ricky wins now. I would have loved the final between Ricky and Ali, that would have been amazing and mind blowing.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Strictly Come Dancing

Tonight will be the semi final for Strictly Come Dancing, it is surely a tough one. Chris, Ricky and Ali. No one is safe. There is no dance off and only the top two will go through based on the public vote and the judge's score. It just shows that Ricky was amazing last week near perfection, at the top of the leader board, and still ended up being in the bottom two!

It is a dance competition, and i really hope on that basis that Ali and Ricky are in the final, people need to vote on that basis. That final would be absolutely amazing, mind blowing. If it is ali and chris - i think it will be all two predictable and Ali will take the glitter ball.

These shows this year have ended up being more of a popularity contest. I dont know what it is this year, but if you are good at it and do well, people conceive you to be cocky. If you got the talent, you perform it. I really dont think any of the contestants are.

I hope the judges do not slate anyone, because that will make the public go awww... and vote for them.

So VOTE VOTE VOTE, i will be voting for Ricky, his amazing talent, (and i think he is mighty fine!) and i hope the public base their votes on talent not popularity.

EDIT: I think Len said it right there would be no justice if Ricky is not in the final, number for Ricky is 09015 22 23 15 and the lines are now open.

Friday, 11 December 2009

New Background

Sorry for not making many posts in a while. I have been extremely busy, now I will have time to post and catch up on everyone's blogs.

After seeing all the changes in blog land of all the amazing blogs out there, i had it in mind to change the background on my blog for a while. I hope you like my new background, been wrestling with it for a while today to get it changed. I am happy with this background.

I will be making more posts over the next few days, so please stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

My First Demonstration

I have been booked to demonstrate, it is my first ever demonstration. I hope it goes well and there are more to come.

I will be demonstrating a Wooden Back Poinsetta Stamp From Creative Expressions at Kims Craft in Hinckley.
4-8 Coventry Road
LE10 0JT

The demonstration is on 3rd December 2009, (tomorrow!) from 6pm to 8pm. If you are near by do drop in, I would appreciate the support. Car Park is on the rear. Kims Craft will be offering 10% of all purchases on the night as well.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Project Of The Week

Whilst I am getting to terms with 2009, I realised I have not made any new cards recently. Really bad of me. I am sorry. I am getting into the swing of things and recovering from this nasty flu. I certainly am drained. Once I have made a few projects I feel happy with. I will share really soon.

Meanwhile, I love the Project of the week at Take a look at the picture of the card above. Isnt it so cute! The instructions and items used can be by going to the home page, and clicking on the project at the top of the page.

Recently since I have upgraded my internet explorer the zoom function on the projects at docrafts does not work. Does anybody have any suggestions? Any other browsers?

Saturday, 28 November 2009

An Award

I have received an award from the lovely Karen aka The Paper Pixie at her blog. Do check out her lovely blog. I am supposed to answer the following questions with one word, I will give it a go.

Where is your cell phone?




Favourite Food?
Chocolate, Cheese, Chips (sorry I have so many!)

Dream Last Night?

Favourite Drink?
Coke Zero

Dream Goal?

What room are you in?
Bedroom / Craft room

Your Hobby?
Arts / Crafts / Sketching / Cooking / Shopping / Going to Gym / Reading / TV (again sorry i have so many!)

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?
At home in bed resting

Something you aren't?
My mother (seriously, I wish I was more like her!)


Wishlist Item?
Pennyblack Stamps

Where did you grow up?

Last thing you did?
Flu Vaccine

What are you wearing?

Your tv?

Your pets?

Your friends?

Your life?
Chaotic atm

Your mood?
Low (only because I am still recovering)

Missing someone?
Those who I Love and are dear to me, and that I have lost in 2009


Something you are not wearing?
atm - Shoes

Your favourite store?
Kims craft / Range

Your favourite colour?
Again so many - Pink, Purple, Black, Gold, Silver, Green, Red.

Last time you laughed?
just now

Your best friend?

Last time you cried?
just half an hour ago - when i couldn't stop coughing.

one place you go to over and over?

Person who emails you regularly?
Family, friends

Favourite place to eat?
Home with the family

That was really hard to answer with one word, but I did keep it short and to the point I hope. I now have to pass this award onto five lovely people and they are, please click on their names and it will take you directly to their blogs:


Sue Lesley

Lyndsey Marie aka Mad Mother

Kim Dellow

Clare Curd

Friday, 27 November 2009

Craft Fayre

I am a stall holder at a Craft Fayre tomorrow. It is at Nuneaton Town Centre, right next to Ropewalk in the Church. If you are near by, please do drop by.


Hi all, I have not done a disappearing act I have been really busy, and since Tuesday I have been in bed suffering. I think it is the flu, but coming back from India the doctor said it could be anything. He said if it don't clear with antiobiotics, come back for blood tests. They are really concerned that I am having fever that comes and goes.

Meanwhile, this new money minded docrafts really did not bother me before. I did feel sorry for the small craft shops but they have found other ways to cope with other brands and their own classes,etc. However they have now discontinued their glass paints! I make my living based on those, and was disheartened. I then did a round of all docraft shops and stocked up on what I can get hold of. I will have to try other brands but they are all so expensive. I really do not know what to do. I am extremely frustrated.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Joyeux Noel

Whilst I hope you are not getting bored of cards from the Daisy and Dandelion Range, I thought i would share a card I made a while ago. I am trying to find my crafting mojo, something to inspire me...

I used the Joyeux Noel sentiment stamps, and masking techniques to create my own background. I used stickers on the right hand side, and used 3d foam pads to bring them to life. I hope you like

Products used:
Papermania Textured Christmas Cardstock
Joyeux Noel Sentiments Stamp Set
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Pigment Ink
Silver Christmas Stickers
Papermania Silver Sparkling Trims
3D Foam Pads

Friday, 13 November 2009

Blog Candy

Olga is a talented individual who contributes regularly to docrafts creativity magazine and I am envious of her! She is offering blog candy on her blog here.

The blog candy contains:
- Exclusive Forever Friends Bear Stamp (From creativity)
- Two different packs of green sparkling trims
- two ink it up pads
- four tubs of glitter
- two rolls of christmas ribbon
- five sheets of 3d foam pads
- Anita's outline stickers

To win this blog candy all you have to do is:
1) Become a follower of her blog
2) Post a note on your blog about the blog candy
3) Post a comment on her blog to let you know you have entered.

Good Luck.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


I have arrived back home safely safe and sound yesterday. However I am absolutely shattered. I spent a couple of hours trying to catch up on peoples galleries, its impossible to leave everyone feedback but would just like to say all your galleries are beautiful as ever. I am back at work tomorrow, and will now try to catch up on your blogs later in the week.

I think it is about time I changed my blog background, what do you think?

Friday, 6 November 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is in my birthday, by the time this post goes live I will be in India having a fun day. Shopping and being spoilt. When I return I will post my pictures. I wont tell you how old I am.

I have no idea who has left Strictly or X Factor this weekend gone, lots of catching up when I get back and no end of tv programmes to watch on my Sky plus box!

Will let you know when I come back what presents I got....

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Its Christmas Time

I created the following card using the snowflake stamp in Daisy and Dandelion's Santa's Little Helpers. I stamped this all over the background. I cut two cards one in blue and the other in White card. Using one the embossed transfers from the QVC Kit, i transferred this over. Added glitter and doodle lines. Added a couple of stamped snowflakes, adhesive shimmy dots. I added a strip of card at the bottom, and stamped one of the greetings in same colours.

The QVC Kit was an amazing price of £19.99 on on its debut. Honestly, i purchased the kit, it has so much in this and truly value for money.

I hope you like the card.

Products used:
Daisy and Dandeion - Christmas Collection Santa's Little Helpers
Coordinations Cardstock
Snowflake Punch
Shimmy Dots
Clear Embossing Powder
Light Blue Pigment Ink

Monday, 2 November 2009

Blog Candy

Christine is offering amazing blog candy on her Nanaseaside's Crafting Creations blog. I find her work amazing, and am a regular visitor. Do check her blog out.

The candy includes:
10 sheets of white and coloured Christmas themed vellum
Habico Clear Xmas Stamps
Colour mirri board
Coloured card
paper pack
3d foam pad
Roll easi lift DST
Papermania adhesive pearls
Memento BLack ink pad
White ribbon
Assorted Xmas Coloured Brads
Red ribbon bows

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Erica Martyn

The designer of the Daisy and Dandelion range, Erica Martyn is now under the spotlight at I have found her to be pleasant, friendly and a great person. Please click here and find out more about Erica. Her inspirations, her thoughts on Clare Curd, her favourite colour, etc. And i love her top tip, i quiet agree. Thanks Erica for sharing your thoughts.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween. At the Daisy and Dandelion blog, Erica is offering a free download for a Halloween themed desktop of Pumpkin & Aubgergine. They are so cute and ideal for Halloween. To find out how to request this, please visit the D&D Blog.

If you are a member of docrafts, I am sure you will have received an email with the free download of pumpkin and aubergine halloween papers and decoupage. Or you may have viewed this on the site.

I downloaded this, and I made this card using the freebie papers. Matting and layering. I cut an aperture . Decoupaged Pumpkin.

Products used:
Freebie download from Docrafts
3d foam pads
double sided tape
Black Card stock

Craft Fayre & Holidays

Hi all, just a quick post to say by the time you read this message I will be on my way to a craft fayre as a stall holder. I hope it all goes well. I wont have much time for posting, I then come back and need to get my suitcase as I fly off to India for a just over a weeks holiday. I will be truly shattered, as i have planned so much into this holiday.

I wont be here for a while, but i hope to have some posts scheduled to come in and when i get to a pc, if, i will come and read all your lovely comments. I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to comment, I love reading them and they make my day. I will catch up with everyone's lovely blogs when I return.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

All Wrapped Up

Using the Daisy and Dandelion all wrapped up stamp set, which is ideal for a christmas gift or even for yourself, in this instance. It comes with ink pads, and an acrylic block which perfectly fits the large stamp image. And one background sheet paper. On the front and the reverse of the packaging, it gives you ideas for cards. The recent issues of creativity also gives you inspiration for this set. It is only £9.99 and definitely value for money.

I used the snowflake trio stamp, and stamped it over the background. Matted this onto card. The rest is as below. Stamped through an aperture and stamped the hat separate. Used an embossing pen, added a square around the image, powder and heat embossed it.

I created this card with two different schemes, as gold and white is my favourite combination, I had a customer saying that if it had been silver, she would have bought the lot. So even since then, if i do it in gold i do it in silver. If i do it in silver, i do it in gold. No excuses for them then!

Products used:
Daisy & Dandelion All Wrapped Up Gift Set
Gold & Silver Mirror Card
Gold & Silver Embossing Powder
Adhesive Gems
Christmas peel Off stickers
Glitz It Glue

Friday, 16 October 2009

Pink Christmas

I really adore this set and the papers are so versatile. The set is at an amazing price of £8.99. You have everything you need for christmas in this set - christmas greetings, snowflake stamps, robin, favourite cute and cuddly characters, a christmas tree. The stamps can be mixed with any other set. The average stamp set price for this many stamps usually I have seen on QVC and Create and Craft is £20 plus, so at £8.99 this is a Bargain.

Using the above stamp set, Santas Little Helpers I have created the card below. I have used the same layout as before that I used for my finalist challenge card. I think Pink works!

Products used:
Pink Sparkling Trims
Winters Tale Paper Pack
Glitz It Glue
Papermania Pink Button
Silicone Glue
Shimmy Dots
Merry Christmas Greetings
Black Card Stock

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bad News...

This Saturday gone, on the 3 month Anniversary of my grandmothers death, my grandfather died. He died of what you can say old age and his health detoriorated.

2009 hasnt been very good for me at all, this is the fourth death i have had to come to terms with. I hope that a ray of sunshine can come soon into my life...

Sunday, 11 October 2009

News: I am...

My news....

Drum roll...

I am now guest designer for Erica's Martyn Daisy and Dandelion Range. Woohoo!!!!!!!It has now been announced officially on Erica's Daisy And Dandelion Blog, so i can share this news with all you guys!!!! Sorry to have kept you waiting. I was so happy to be asked, slightly disappointed that I didn't make it as a designer, but still I am a guest designer. This is my first time a into any design team.

Hey ho, maybe 2009 will not be so bad for me after all.

I can finally show you the cards i have been holding back!

If you have seen the other design team work, for the finalist challenge we were asked to create a card with the theme new beginnings, at an intermediate level. I chose first christmas, here is my card Instead of Merry Christmas i had the greeting 1st christmas.

Those who I have shown my christmas cards from this range, have loved the cards and said they were so cute.

I hope to show you some hints and tips, and inspirations to inspire you with this range! Because if you like me, we buy craft stuff and sometimes they stay in our draws unused.

If you have found my blog through Erica's, do become a follower - i will continue to post as many cards as possible from this cute range to hopefully inspire you.

Off topic though, but guess what, today i bought my first promarker at a local craft show! I only bought one though, will see how i get on with it first!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Exciting News

I have some exciting news to share with you all really soon. I was so happy to be asked and can not wait to share. However I am sorry, as I promised to a couple of friends in the world of blogging that I would announce it on the weekend just gone. So I am posting to say that I have not forgotten this amazing honour and opportunity. No way. It has not been announced officially yet, I have been told it will be some time this week. Once this has been done, I will let you all know what has got me jumping for joy. Sorry for the delay, you will have to keep guessing for the time being.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

By The Cute & Girl Challenge Card

At the By the Cute and Girly Challenge blog, which has just started. The first challenge is to create a card on the theme Autumn Glory. Here is my card for this challenge, i feel it fits the challenge perfectly.

Products used:
Basic Grey Euphoria Stamp Set
Bronze Pigment Ink and Embossing Powder.
Sweet Nothings Stamp Set

Monday, 5 October 2009

Blogging Tip

I try to post as often as possible, and when life gets hold of you it is more difficult to make a new post. However when I do have time, I could easily make four or five posts in one go and that would be going from extreme to the other! Also, I wouldn't want to be in the danger of boring people!

Therefore I have made a little discovery, so i thought i will share this with you.

You can post an item and schedule it be published at a later date chosen by you, automatically. It has definitely helped me, and I think I will be able to update my blog more often and hopefully get more visits. However, I hope that I do not bore anyone!

Here's what to do:
- When you click on new post, and when finished the contents of your post, click on Post Options at the bottom of the text box.
- Enter time and date of when you want this post to be published in the future.
- Click on publish post
- A message should appear at the top of the page stating 'your post will automatically be published on dd/mm/yyyy at **:**
- This will also now appear in your list of posts and have scheduled on the line

At the time and date specified, the post will automatically be published.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Gorgeous Blog Candy

I am such a huge fan of Clare Curd's work, I am truly inspired and always look forward to her seeing her work whether it be in the magazine or on the site. Blog land missed you and welcomes you back, Clare.

To celebrate world card making day - She is offering some sweet blog candy. It is so cute and adorable. For more details please visit Clare's blog

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Best Blog Candy Ever

I just had to come and tell you about this blog candy. It is the most amazing blog candy. Jak is offering Quickutz Silhoutte worth £299 for free. It is however only open to UK residents. This has been featured a lot in docrafts magazine, and is amazing. It has so many capabilities. If you would like a change to win, pop over to Jak's blog for a chance.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Clare's Sketch Challenge At Docrafts

Firstly i would like to apologise for lack of posts recently. With family staying over and the little baby popping over time to time, running out of time to craft!

Here is my entry for Clare's Sketch Challenge at docrafts. I bought these christmas Sparkle stamp sets, and didnt know what to do as they were smaller than i expected. That is until i saw this sketch. I immediately knew i wanted to use these stamps. What i planned and ended up were two different things. I again stamped away on the background.

Products used:
Forever Friends Christmas Sparkle Stamp Set
Winters Tale Paper - Die Cut Tags
Watermark Ink Pad
Archival Black Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Papermania Christmas Textured Cardstock
Gold Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge Card

Its been a while sine i have been on here, and things appeared to have changed when posting. It has me all confused.

I have made this card using the cute and adorable Daisy and Dandelion Bubbles and Squeak All Wrapped Up Christmas Stamp Set. I used the layout on Sketch and Stash Challenge blog. I really love their sketches, they are so easy to work with.

I achieve the image by stamping through an aperture, a technique Clare demonstrated on QVC.

Items used:
D&D Bubbles and Squeak All Wrapped Up Christmas Stamp Set
Glitz it Glue
D&D Winters Tale Paper
Sparkling Trims
Papermania Button
Anita's Gem Stone Wheel
Christmas peel off stickers

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Pink Card For Die Cut Dreams DT Entry

Whilst blog hopping I realised how many Christmas cards I needed to make, and at Sassy Sue's Die Cut Challenge Blog to enter to be part of Design Team she would like you to create a Pink Card. The deadline is 27th September 2009.

Really had to think fast, in the end I decided to use Claire's Sketch Layout from Creativity Issue 16 to create the above card. I was that eager to get the card up without missing the deadline, I didnt wait for the glue to dry clear on the flower, which it will. Hope you like.

Products Used:
DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas Multistack
Black Card
Anita's Cute and Cuddly Stamp Set
Glitz It Glue
Everyday Ribbon
Snowflake Punch
Adhesive Gems
Embellishment Trio Set
Waterbrush Markers
Silicone Glue 1