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Monday, 31 January 2011

Quick Announcement

Just thought I would drop in by to provide a quick update.

Life is still going up and down, and things are still very hectic.

Thank you for all the concern and all the beautiful messages. I really appreciate it.
For the few that have asked, as a result of the above for the immediate future I will no longer be demonstrating for Kims Craft. I will stop by the shop to say hello from time to time, and see the demos on Saturday. So I will not be too far. Hopefully in the near future I will demonstrate again

Meanwhile, I do get the odd emails. However, would love to hear more from you,  my email details are on the right hand side of the page.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Wild Rose Studio Cappucino Girl

It is hard making regular posts at the moment, with mad things going on in my personal life. So for the time being I will pop along and make posts when I can.

Here is another card I made using the Wild Rose Studio Stamp - Cappucino Girl.  It is a great stamp and one my favourites I think I will continue to use the stamp.

Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - Spring CD
Black thread for stitching
X cut border punch

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Stylish Blog Award

Despite going through difficult times this year and the end of last year, I have been really struggling to keep the blog up to date and keep visiting all your amazing blogs. Therefore I was really surprised when I received this lovely award from Debbie.
I have to say 8 things about myself and pass the award onto four other people. I think I will struggle here, because it is late at night whilst I try to type this post up.

1. When I was younger, I was quiet content and happy to grow up and be a Lollipop lady or a Bus Driver! Not know, lol...

2. I named my first goldfish when I was younger after my favourite Bollywood actress at that time - Sridevi

3. As a crafter, an avid collector of stamps. I also have a mad collection of recipe books and notebooks of different covers and styles.

4. I love cooking deserts more often than the actual meal often. I enjoy trying out the new recipes.

5. I am still making christmas cards - I can not stop.

6. I like to play the wii, and recently purchased the XBox and the DS XL Lite. I am enjoying all of them.

7. I recently went to a local craft fayre at a lesiure centre - sincerely yours and I bought tonnes and tonnes of double sided tape! 30 rolls!  i really do go throught it all with the demos. Lets see how many i do this year as a newly wed.

8. Photography is another hobby of mine

Passing this award onto four others, in no particular order:

Friday, 21 January 2011

Cappucino Girl Spotlight

Just a quick post to drop by and say hello. It has sure been a very busy week. When I have spare time, I am not sure what to do whether to craft or catch up on blogland!

Here is my next spotlight on the Wild Rose Studio stamp - this one is called Cappucino Girl and is on sale at the Glitterpot. Grab your bargain - it was certainly a popular stamp on its launch.

I really have enjoyed using this stamp, and you will be able to see this from the samples I have made and will be showing.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Cappucino Girl
Basic Grey Kioshi
2 different shades of purple cardstock
Papermania Capsule Heather flowers and bows

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Hi folks, it certainly has been far too long since I have taken part in WOYWW and played along with Julia. . I hope I just remember to post the link and not just make the post.

As you can see whilst I still have my christmas crafty stash out, (although my production line of card making is a lot slower, it is still going,) I am still determined to use my christmas stash up especially the papers. I really bought far too many this year!

On the right, there is some pepper christmas cards waiting to be joined up and on the left there is the new peepo characters from Erica Martyn. This is one of her new digi images and is currently a the freebie on her blog, which you can find by clicking here. If you download the image, or make a card using it do leave a comment on her blog - Erica would love to see your work. Still deciding on the card - i think i may get rid of the black card and replace it with a light blue card to give it a softer look and some buttons maybe. What do you think?
Do not forget to pop over to Julias blog, even for just a nose.

EDIT: Thank you to the folks who let me know my link was not working. I did add in a link to my blog. But I do not know why recently, it takes three or four attempts before I can get my link to work. Oh well, i hope others realise. Sorry to have been a pain. I got up early to get nearer the top of the list! Never mind, teaches me to check in the future!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Milton With Stocking

Here is another card I made using Milton With Stocking stamp from Wild Rose Studio. I have used the sketch layout that was a while ago on the Wild Rose Studio blog hop. I missed the deadline by a minute! A minute! Never mind.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking Stamp
DCWV Noel Paper
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Cut and dry foam.

On blog hopping I also found this gorgeous card Tina made at Crafty Urchins.

I hope you have enjoyed my spotlights on Wild Rose Studio stamps. To purchase a stamp visit the Kims Craft stockist or visit the official site for Wild Rose Studio for a list of their stockists, by clicking here. Also the official Wild Rose Studio site has a lot of new projects for you to view for inspiration.

I will carry on spotlighting stamps from Wild Rose Studio and the next one is Cappucino Girl.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Peepos

Recently, it has been finding time to craft and just sit to here to make a post. Hopefully I should be a regular again on blogland. I really do miss it all.

Just wanted to shout out about Erica Martyns launch of her digi characters - The Peepos. To start of with she is offering free downloads and to get your freebie - head off to Erica's  blog by clicking here.

Enjoy. I have been busy making samples - hopefully something will come to light...

Spread the word.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Blog Background & Milton With Stocking

hi there, I am back to update my blog and get some posts going. I appreciate those who have stayed with me and their patience. I still need more time to settle into things and recently it has been hard to get things done.

I hope you like my new blog background. I had to get rid of the Christmas one, this is a temporary one until I can find something more long time and I like. You may have to click refresh a couple of times for it to show. But it is good to go.

I still will be posting Christmas cards here and there, as I made lots and just did not have time to post them. Before 2010 drew to a close, I was spotlighting Wild Rose Studio stamps and will continue to do so. Even a lot of you have packed up your Christmas stamps - a lot of shops will now be reducing their stock so you may find the Christmas bargain for this years Christmas.

The next stamp I will do a spotlight on from Wild Rose Studio - is Cappucino Girl.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Stocking Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - Christmas Papers

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Just A Quick Update...

Hi there, just a quick update. It has been a really hectic week this week with my mum needing daily visits to the hospital. I really have not had the time to update my blog and visit all your amazing blogs. I am sorry, and with all things planned I should catch up with all your blogs by the weekend. I really do miss this and I will keep this blog as up to date as possible and post as much as I can when I can, just at this time it is really hard to do so.

I noticed i have lost some followers and gained some new ones. Hello to the new ones. And sorry to those who have left and that I may have offended!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, I hope it is a great one where ever you are and all your wishes come true.

A special thank you for putting up with me, especially October onwards when I have disappeared and not have been a regular. Here is hoping for a better one.