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Friday, 30 April 2010

Final Sneak Peak

Here is a final sneak peak, hope to see you at the demonstration tomorrow 1st May 2010 at 10am to 1pm. I just not had the time to edit the other pictures. For more info on the demonstration, click here

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Another Sneak Peak

Here is another sneak peak of another demo card, took lots of pictures, got to take some pictures of the cards I have done since. Will be a manic day tomorrow, panic, packing, staying up..... Will i ever learn to not leave things to the last minute!!!!!!!!! I dont think so some how....
I do not know what has happened here, but i think blogger has reverted back to the original way of uploading pictures. I liked the new way, as i could click on previous pictures.. never mind.. wish it would make its mind up.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

More Cute Companion Sneak Peaks

Hi there, as I am still rapidly preparing for my demo here are more sneak peaks of cards I will show later here after my demonstration. For more info on the demo click here. Hope to see you there. If you can not make it to this one, there is another demonstration on 12th June for Penny Black. After this demonstration, I will show you the stamp sets I am demonstrating for the Penny Black demonstration.

This Saturday, I hope to show you layouts and different ways to use your patterened paper up. How to colour in these cute adorable images.
I just noticed the changes on blogland, to now upload photos to blogland, you need to click on Upload from this blog, and then on the right hand side click upload. All of a sudden I then found comments yesterday two weeks old that had not been approved. There are some strange happenings here in blogland, I wish they would tell us about these changes.

I will probably catch up on your blogs by Sunday, as I need to make as many samples as possible.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Another Creative Expressions Demonstration Card

Here is another Creative Expressions Demonstration card I did using the stamp set Jungle Friends. First is the sneak peak of the card, following by the card.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Jungle Friends
Honey & Hugs Paper
Honey & Hugs Chic Stamp Set
Black, Pink, Green, White Coordinations cardstock
Black Archival Ink Pad
X Cut Mini Flower Punch
Docrafts Waterbrush Markers
Chocolate Ancient Page Ink Pad

Monday, 26 April 2010


We have all seen the changes to the docrafts site, some good or some bad. Following my post, they have made the gallery images larger. However, i still find that they need to make further changes. Like remove the no rating button in the gallery, let the site stop you from leaving no rating button like before. How ridiculous slow it is to leave feedback for anyone.  How you have lost all your private messages without warning from docrafts? Someone replied saying that moderators posted on the forum, no good posting on the forum they should be sending a mass email like they do for everything else.

If you want to post your comments, please do so on the forum and not in blogland. My post is here

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Cute Companions Demonstration 1st May

I will be demonstration on 1st May with Cute Companions at:

LE10 0JT
tel: 01455 619080
If you can manage to make it there I would truly appreciate your support and it would be nice to see familiar faces.

I did manage it to the shops today, and the reason for the stamp set not being listed in the leaflet is as i thought. I agreed to the do the demonstration and it wasnt agreed until after the leaflets were printed which stamps that I would be demonstrating as we were bouncing ideas back and forth for sometime.

Drum roll...

I can now reveal my next demonstration will be for the Cute Companion Stamps. In particular I will be using the Play Days and Dressing Up Stamp Set. I have enjoyed using these stamp sets and now I am a fan of this range. It has got me using my rocker blockers which were one of my craft items gathering dust.  At the same time, this reminding me of  Stick and Spray bottle which I totally forgot about.

Here are pictures of the stamp sets:

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Daisy and Dandelion

Hi there, thank you so much for all your lovely kind messages, I truly appreciate it. I was really touched by the kindness of other crafters out there and your concern. I am feeling slightly better, but I have to keep going if I am going to be ready for the demo. So at the moment, I am a bit high on painkillers and wrapped up warm, so if you see a looney in town wrapped up in layers thats me!!   I keep saying I wont leave things til the last minute, last i checked i had three weeks before this demo. Where did all the time go? Therefore I have started making cards for the June's Penny Black demonstration now. Also, I need to get some commissioned cards done as well. I appreciate it, So i got more money to spend on the new stuff.

Just saw docrafts leaflet for the next items, I really like the Born to Shop range that they are releasing! Although I dont want to....  But i will defnitely buy that.

Here is a card I made a while ago for my DT card, you have seen a similar card earlier this week, where I replaced Daisy with Forever Friends bear. However, I really do love the Some Bunny Loves You paper, especially that patterned paper. I hope you like.
Products used:
Daisy and Dandelion Stamp Set
Mini Embellisment White Flowers - Coloured with waterbrush markers
CCSR Sentiment Stamp Set
Ancient Page - Chocolate Ink Pad
Vivid Ink Pad - Coffee Bean
Brown and Pale Yellow Coordinations Cardstock
Adhesive Gem Stones
Silicon Glue
3d Foam Pads

Friday, 23 April 2010


Sorry for the lack of activity in visiting your blogs and galleries, do not feel so good atm, feel like crying. I am hoping this will pass, and will not affect my up and coming demonstration.

If all is well, I should be at Kims Craft tomorrow to buy some stuff and if Kim is back from  her holiday will ask her if I can reveal the stamps. I probably can but it has not been mentioned in the leaflet therefore would like to ensure that I can before I do.

Meanwhile here is another sneak peak of a sample to tease you with, have not managed to take pictures of the other cards as of yet.
Have you got any clue yet as to who this cute adorable character could be?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Sallys Spotlight of Simon Says Stamp

Sally is spotlighting Simon Says Stamp this week here, in particular their clear stamps. They have been in business since 2002 and sponsor so many challenge blogs out there, which we appreciate it.

They have a wide range of products and Sally says their customer services is superb. This day and age this is hard to come by as most companies are all about the money and do not care. However in my opinion if you care, you are more likely to get the sales.

For a chance to win a set of clear stamps below, visit Sallys blog and good luck

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Another Mans Card

I feel sorry for all those stranded, but I wish they would let people fly. They say that they can fly lower, I just want some family to return. They are not  making it clear how long this will go on, just giving us day by day reports.

This is another demo card I did for my Creative Expressions Demonstration. Here is the sneak peak I teased you all with and the card. Again i was showing backgrounds here, as the two stripey and the centre piece is my own background.

Products used:
Creative Expressions Jungle Friend Stamp Set
Creative Expressions Animal Safari Stamp Set
Persimmon Collection Clear Stamps
Capsule Mono Ribbons
Black Coordinations Cardstock

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Forever Friends

I was blog hopping earlier today through the Challenge blogs today, came across Crafty Card Makers, their challenge is to challenge yourself. I have challenged myself to use a stamp in my draws that as not yet saw ink at least once a week whlist i continue to try and use up my supplies!  So today out of the draw is this gorgeous Forever Friend stamp from the Celebration Stamp Set. That has not saw ink until today! Yay! Just realised that I have also missed this challenge.

I did plan to enter this into the Forever Friends Challenge, however I must remember although it says ends Sunday, in fact it is really Saturday. As they have just announced the new DT members. Oh well.

I can still enter this card into Creative Card Crew Challenge, which is to create a Happy birthday card. I am also entering this into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is Touchy Feely. I have flowers, brads - all touchy feely. I am also entering this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is cutie pie. I think these Forever Friend images are so cute and adorable.
Products used:
Forever Friends Celebration Stamp Set
Brown and Pale Yellow Coordinations Cardstock
Papermania Flowers
Pink Gem Stones
CCSR Sentiment Stamp Set

EDIT: Today I can not even get onto docrafts site!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Sneak Peak

My eye appointment went well yesterday. I had to rest my eyes for 6 hours due to drops they put in my eyes. And even after that it took my eyes half an hour to adjust to everything, the tv screeen, the computer, outdoors. I am booked in to have the treatment, they say I will be in for 2 hours. I had two options, one where they cut it with laser or just laser treatment. I do not care if the lasek, just laser no cutting has longer recovery for 5 days, I am NOT have the cutting one, it sounds vile. He kept asking me are you sure? Yes I am. Even those who I spoke to in the waiting room who had there eyes done last thursday and the same treatment. So I will be disappearing for a week in June, if all goes well. Just need to clear it with work.

Here is another Sneak Peak of a upcoming card for my demonstration which I will reveal after 1st May. Sorry because of my eyes yesterday I completely forgot ro ring the shop, however will try Monday now.
I will be able to take pictures later today of the other cards, and show you more sneak peaks of cards for the next two weeks. I am not too confident with my samples again like last time, and I hope people like my demonstration and buy the stamp sets. I am looking forward to the Penny Black demonstration though, I have lots of ideas.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Another Demo Card

This card I did for my demonstration at Kims Craft. I have used brown ribbon, with latte cardstock across the bottom of the card blank. The bow was the white one from the Capsule Collection, which i coloured in with brush markers to coordinate with the card. The balloons were from Clare Curds Signature Range.

Hope you like, this week no D&D card as I preparing for two demonstrations. I am hoping to speak to Kim today and then I maybe able to show the stamp sets I will be demonstrated on 1st May 2010.

Meanwhile I am off for an eye appointment later on today as I am going to book myself into eye laser surgery.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Animal Safari Stamp Set
Clare Curds Stampin Chic Stamp Set (Balloons)
Papermania Mosaics
Anitas Everyday Brown Ribbon
Ancient Page - Chocolate
Capsule Mono Bows
Whisper Brush Markers
Latte, White, Cream Cardstock
Silicon Glue

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Still Frustrated...

I am still frustrated with the site, I have noticed not many upload their projects before and not many are leaving feedback. It is still very slow. I hope that they will fix it soon. I had a real moan on facebook earlier.

However, if i know your blog address I will leave you feedback for your projects there. At the moment, the site is still very slow and it is so long winded to leave feedback and I do not have the time. I am sorry.

I am equally frustratd as people are not seeing that the number of stars in the feedback order has changed, so still scroll down to the last one, which is now the least! I can see that across a lot of members galleries.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

New Docraft Site

The new docrafts site has been uploaded today. I do not like it so far, viewing the gallery is a lot slower. The thumbnails are much smaller, so you have to hover your mouse and wait for a bigger picture to upload. You are asked more information when uploaded projects. Its a lot harder to leave feedback, you have to click on the project, then click on have your say, then type your message.

I tried to purchase the club but it wont allow me at present, kept throwing my card out although I know for 100% all the details were correct. I can only assume this is hiccups for the present time and will wait til the weekend before  I try again. I hope they do iron them out.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Clare's Sketch Challenge

Thank you for all your comments about my Daisy and Dandelion cards. I do enjoy making them, however as I am not happy at their decision it also upsets me. So I have not made my mind up. I do have my cards made up in advance of all the projects and themes as i knew my demonstration commitments in advance. So I may continue to post those!

Over at docrafts, there is a link on the home page to a Sketch Challenge, each week it alternates from a Sketch Challenge to a Photo Inspirational Challenge. This week it is a Sketch layout as below.

I adapted the sketch and was inspired by Kath for this card, thank you so much. I hope you like, and it is a Christmas card need to make as many as possible.
Products used:
Penny Black Royal Mail Stamp
CCSR Retail Therapy Queen of Shopping Stamp Set (using the little flower for the background)
Papermania Wonderful Christmas Time Let It Snow Stamp Set (Greeting)
Forever Friends Santa's On His Way Paper Pack
Adhesive Gems
Woodware 1inch Circle Punch

Monday, 12 April 2010

Sneak Peak

Here is my first Sneak peak of a card for my stamping surprise Demo on 1st May, as not sure if i can actually mention the products I am using yet. Hopefully this will intrigue you.

Mmmm... who could this adorable character be?... I will let you keep guessing.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pumpkin The Cheerleader

Hi all, I have debated whether or not to continue to post Daisy and Dandelion cards on the blog and keep it Daisy and Dandelion Saturdays. However I am not sure, would appreciate your thoughts.

Here is a card I made using the clear stamp set from the Secret Woodlands 'Pumpkin The Cheerleader'.

Products used:
Pumpkin The Cheerleader Stamp
Capsule Sunshine Papers
Capsule Sunshine Flowers
Capsule Sunshine Ribbon
Mini Flower Punch
Watercolour Pencils
Yellow Coordinations Cardstock

I would like to enter this card into the Raise The Bar Challenge which is Lets Spring for it. I have flowers, and the yellow papers from the Capsule Collection fit right into the Spring for it theme.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Clare Curd is Selling Her Craft Items

Clare Curd is selling many of her craft items, at a bargain price that she no longer has use of. So to grab a bargain click here. I know Clare has penny black stamps too, so keep checking back for more bargains! After the current items ends, she adds some more. There are a good quality, and a lot of them hardly been used or never been used! So do check it out.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Closure Of the Daisy and Dandelion Blog

The Daisy and Dandelion blog has been closed by docrafts. I can not tell you how upset we all were when we were told this morning. If people like the projects they buy the products, which means sales for docrafts. I really do not see any logic in the decision. They object to the idea of the blog even though they were aware of it from the start.

However they are quiet happy with other blogs like the Forever Friends Challenge Blog

EDIT: I have had few emails from people saying that they thought this range was popular and this range is being discontinued. This is not the case. The range is still supported by Docrafts who own the copyright. The products and items from this range are particular popular and do sell out. This has nothing to do with their decision and more friends are due to be released from this range.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Another Demonstration Card

In my Demonstration I wanted to show people that you can adapt any stamp set. This time I used the gorilla from the stamp set and made a christmas card. This card I have entered into Clare's Photo Inspirational Challenge at docrafts.

I would also like to apologise for showing a Christmas Card this time of the year, so sorry. However, the more I get done this time of the year the less I will have to do later. Also I am getting married in October and I dont think this newly wed will have a lot of time to make cards.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Animal Safari Stamp Set
Papermania Deck The Halls Stamp Set
Red Coordinations Cardstock
White Cardstock

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Another Demonstration Card

Here is another one of my demonstration cards. I was showing how you can make your own backgrounds, and if you can only afford the stamps and not the papers. It is ok - there is so much you can do in creating your own backgrounds. Below first is the sneak peak I teased you all with then the card:

Products used:
Creative Expressions Jungle Friends
Creative Expressions Animal Safari
Clare Curds Signature Range Big One Papers
Blue Coordinations Cardstock
Whisper Brush Markers
Pro Markers
Papermania Watercolour Pencils
Circle Punch

I hope you like the card, and I hope you are all well were you are. Best get my thinking caps on for this weeks DT card at Daisy and Dandelion Blog.

Thank you Allison for letting me know about this challenge blog, I am entering this card into Charisma Cardz Challenge which is Animal Magic. I am also entering this into the Polly Craft Challenge which is Anything goes

Monday, 5 April 2010

Sneak Peak

I am preparing as many samples as possible for my upcoming demonstrations, so I dont have much of an opportunity to show my new cards. However I will show some sneak peaks of my Demonstration cards that I will show here after the demonstration here. This is for the Penny Black Demonstration in June. I still havent uploaded all the other demonstration cards, will continue to show them to you here one by one.

Sunday, 4 April 2010


A few days ago, I noticed that Sarah became a follower of my blog and therefore I now officially have 100 followers! woohoo! It took it time to go up, but it is increasing slowly by slowly. I do not know how these blogs manage to have 1000+  followers, but it is sure hard work! I will try to organise some blog candy to celebrate.

Also wanted to wish all my followers and visitors A Happy Easter.

Check out this beautiful Candy in my side bar.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Its Saturday, today it is time for 'Pickles Hangs The Washing'

The theme this month at Daisy and Dandelion is Spring. So lets bring the Spring into our cards even if the weather is not following.
Using the above stamp set from the Secret Woodlands - Pickles Hangs The Washing and using the Some Bunny Loves You Paper, I have created the card below. I have used the image I started colouring last week.

Products used:
Daisy and Dandelion - Pickles Hangs The Washing
Black Archival Ink Pad
Docraft Waterbrush Markers
Pink Ribbon

Friday, 2 April 2010

V&A Collection

I am in love with the new V&A Collection, all of it. So i bought it. I had a friend come over who loved some of the cards I have made from this and therefore ordered a wedding card for a friend. She chose the theme of Brown, Cream and White and Sparkle.

I used the V&A Vine Stencil to emboss the background of the cardstock. I then highlighted with some shimmer chalk. I enjoyed embossing this and was quiet relaxed. I found it theraupetic. My friend loved this card and I enjoyed making this card.
Products Used:
Embossing Tool
V&A Vine Stencil
V&A Potpourri Clear Stamp Set
Confetti Clear Stamp
Confetti Anniversay Sentiment Stamp Set

I am also entering this card into Crafty Creations challenge which is anything goes theme.