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.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I am Ill again

hi, I am ill once again. I barely have enough energy to get to work, do my work and come home. And make any cards. I have the same stomach problems as before, not sure what is happening. This time at least I have tablets, I have been bed bound for the last couple of days. Could someone please send me a nice doctor?

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Forever Friends Week 14

Hey I am back for another Sunday with Forever Friends. I am pleased with myself, as after last weeks attempts at a card, I managed to salvage some ideas and create a card.

Here is a card I made with the Retro Good Life - Sports Stamp. I used the cuttlebug to emboss the stars, and slightly sanded the stars to bring them out. Highighted the edge with a white pen. Added a strip of football paper across the middle with a button. (Got lots of those to use up too!). Enjoy!
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro Good Life Sports Stamp
CCSR Its A Mans World Papers
Red & Blue cardstock

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Winner of My Blog Candy

I made a list in Word with all those who participated and had followed the rules. For each entry gained, i printed off their names to that total. So if you had gained 10 entries, I printed of 10 tickets for you. I put them all in a basket, as you can see. I then closed my eyes and picked out a ticket.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of my blog candy is.....









You are the winner of all the goodies.

Please contact me with your name and address via an email in the sidebar, please make it clear in your subject heading who you are, as I do not want it get lost in my spam.

I decided to do a runner up, that runner up would win 20 stamped images, and I did the same, I closed my eyes and I am pleased to announce that the runner up or 2nd prize winner is:









Please contact me with your name and address via an email in the sidebar, please make it clear in your subject heading who you are, as I do not want it get lost in my spam.

If prizes are not claimed by 1st July I will redraw. 

Friday, 24 June 2011

Cute Companions Demo Card

Hey, I am doing well this week with this Demo Card post. Its on time! Here is my final card that I have to show you from demo card samples from the Cute Companion Range. I made the purchases at Kim's Crafts who now have an online shop too. So you can still be naughty in their very nice shop without leaving your home!

I showed this card before but in a different colour, to show those who attended the demonstration that if you see a card and you like the idea, but not the colours. You are the crafter, take the idea and you can change the colours and make it your own.I do like this neutral earth colour.
Cute Companions Dressing Up Stamp
X Cut Flower Punch
CCSR Sentiments

The blog candy has now ended, I will reveal the winners tomorrow.

My Blog Candy: In Aid Of Cancer Research UK

*****This post will remain on the top until 24th June 2011, Please scroll down for new posts.*****

I wish to celebrate gaining 200 followers. I am very proud of this.  I also wish to celebrate my wedding, although it is very late. This candy is worth £70.00, plus the stamped images makes it even more worthwhile and you can win all this for free!

I have never seen a blog candy for charity, and I have no idea how this is going to turn out. So I am going to give it a shot and let's see what happens.
Although the above image shows some stamped images. These are the ones I have managed to stamp so far. I will also include 50 plus stamped images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink for one lucky winner.

Blog Candy Includes:
Papermania Embossing Folders - Stars (worth £2.99)
Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Spring (worth £14.99)
Wild Rose Studio Printable Papers On CD Christmas (worth £14.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Oliver (worth £4.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Olivia (worth £4.99)
Basic Grey Paper Pad - Lime Rickey (worth £4.99)
Penny Black Stamp - Owl Be Yours (worth £6.65)
Fizzy Moon Stamp - Bunch (worth £3.99)
Wild Rose Studio -  Molly In The Snow (worth £4.99)
Memento Ink Pad - London Fogg (worth £4.75)

To win this Candy, you must do at least the following three:
1. Become a Follower of my Blog. If you already a follower, please say so in your comment thread.

2. Make a post about this candy on your blog with a link back to my blog and a list of items in the blog.

3. Add your name to the comments to this post only


Please leave me a comment for each task done so I can add this to my list and will jumble up the list, so there is not a block of entries by one user and then draw the winner on 10th July. So everyone as an equal chance of winning. I will be checking.
1. To Gain An Additional Four Entries - Add a picture of this blog candy in your side bar.
2. To Gain An Additional Four Entries - Become a fan of my facebook page by clicking here.
3. To Gain An Additional 15 Entries - Purchase a card through Etsy or Win a bid of any of my items in my Ebay Shop.
Which means by spending £2 minimum in my shop, you can increase your chances of getting £70 worth of goodies. Where else can you get a chance of getting £70 of goodies for just £2, plus all your money will go to Charity and there is no limit to the number of purchases and entries you can make this way.
I know most of you are crafters, but please do dig deep. It is for Cancer Research UK.
If you or a friend or family member of yours makes a purchase, that will also gain you an additional 10 entries, just please let me know the name of the purchaser with a comment here so I can award you your entries.
If the total on Ebay exceeds £10, you will gain an additional entry for each £1 over the £10 mark. For instance, if the total including P&P is £14, you will gain a total of 19 entries instead of 15.

The Total cards sold online, at work, or elsewhere at a stall on 28th May will be donated to Cancer Research UK. The most I have ever made for Cancer Research UK in an event has been £100. For this month, I wish to beat this amount. Lets make it happen, and smash the £100 mark.

Note: Because I sell my cards through a variety of ways and places, it is easier for me to keep a running total of amount I have sold, then donate it on 10th June online. Therefore I have not put it through automatically on Ebay.

I will announce the total raised and provide proof of the money donated to Cancer Research UK on 10th June.

EDIT - If you do not have a blog, you can still have a chance of winning by gaining entries through card purchases, becoming a fan of my facebook page. However to make it fair to those who do have blog you will only gain half the number of entries as a blogger.

Final Chances to Enter my Blog Candy

My blog candy ends today at 2pm. Be quick to enter the candy and do not miss your chance to enter to win some beautiful candy.

All comments left after this time, will not be counted.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

New Wild Rose Studio Products at the Glitterpot

I was just dropping by the Glitterpot and they now have new Wild Rose Studio products at the glitterpot. Wow! A new granny relaxing, a footballer and new papers. Do pop buy and order before they have more sell outs. Mine arrived today!


Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Sorry no picture of a desk today. It is covered with uninteresting paperwork and letters, and a couple of packages awaiting to be opened. and Google will not allow me to upload it. About my parcels, I can not believe I have not yet opened! I am normally quick to open them! Oh well, will reveal the contents of the parcel and the cards I hid underneath the stamps last week as well as my PIF. I did try to at least comment on those who left me comments, but I did not manage to do so. It has been a really busy hectic week.

My PIF went all the way to the Phillipines. I have not heard anything yet, but I can safely assume it has arrived now.

Did you hear my good news? I am on the Design Team for the Odds & Soxlets collection. I am so super excited about this. They are a cute bunch of characters. Although I can not reveal samples yet, you can see the collection of cuddly characters on the site. They are cute soft toys cuddly characters available, which are ideal for young children. The digi collection launches 1st July! The collections will be available individually and in sets. I am bursting to show you them, but I will have to hold fire! Erica is definitely one talented person and creates such beautiful quirky characters. I wish her all the success.

My blog candy will end this Friday, there is still time to enter. Do click here to view the candy. If you like what you see please do check out my facebook page. Links are in the sidebar to this and to others, do take a look.

EDIT: have managed to upload a picture via an external host. It has my new Wild Rose Studio stamps, Hemp cord from Kath (thank You) i am loving it. Hampstead stamps, Penny Black stamps, forever friends stamp.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I am a Design Team Member For Odds & Soxlets

I can now officially announce that I am on the Create and Craft team for Erica's Digis. Her beautiful collection of Odds and Soxlets blog and site is now open. The digi images will be available to purchase from the 1st of July. I am so excited. I will start posting my cards soon, i promise.

Do check out the website here. It has a link to blog which will be updated regularly with news and cards.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 13

Week 13, definitely an unlucky 13 for me. This is the reason why this post is so late. I have been sitting here experimenting all day and I have not done anything I like. So here is a card inspired by Clare Curd again. Clare also writes for Quick Cards Made Easy, she made this a5 card using the decoupage kit. Here i made a similar version using the stamp set.
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro - Good Life Sports Stamp
Forever Friends Retro - Good Life Paper
Kraft Cardstock

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Cute Companions Demo Card

Here is another Cute Companions Demo card, again a day late! Oh well, i am sorry.

I used one of the little stamps for the background and punches. This card was inspired by Clare Curd. I only have one more Cute Companions Demo card to show next week. I still have Born to Shop Demo cards, Penny Black demo cards. However since Christmas is everywhere, I think I will start showing those cards too.
Products used:
Cute Companions Dressing Up Stamp Set
Whispers Brush Markers
Adhesive Gems
X Cut Mini Flower Punch
CCSR Sentiment Stamp Set

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Penny Black At All Sorts

This month the challenge at Penny Black At Allsorts Challenge, is your favourite. Therefore you can use your favourite stamp and create anything you want to.

Well, i dont have an absolute favourite but I do have favourites. One of my favourite stamps, for young cards is Penny Black Ginger. Here is a Bookmark Corner I have made with this item and Echo Park Be Mine Papers.
Products used:
Penny Black Ginger Stamp
Echo Park Be Mine Paper
X Cut Border Punch
Adhesive Gems

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Welcome to another week of WOYWW 106, with our host Julia. To see what I am talking about, pop on over to the start here. I made it to most desks last week, a couple of pages did not open for me.

There is still time to enter my candy here. I would appreciate it, if you can visit my facebook page and click like, my facebook page is here. I have added a new item to my Etsy Shop.

My desk is here, with the two new Penny Black Stamps I have ordered from the glitterpot. Its such a naughty site and shop, filled to the realms with goodies. I have also started two cards, which I have hidden underneath the new stamps, as they are not finished quiet yet and I am not sure what I think of them.

Just popping out underneath the lace edged stamp is free digis at Clare Curd's blog. They are fantastic. I am not sure yet what to do with them. I will soon think of something. Thank you Clare for the free digis. I am still surprised and missing Clare Curd's work at docrafts, for me she was docrafts. And as great as Phil is, he is not Clare. No disrespect to Phil, he is a talented crafter.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 12

Hello again, it's little me. I am back with another Forever Friends Sunday. Week 12. I have been ongoing with this, for 12 weeks - 3 months! wow! i am impressed with myself!!! Are you allowed to be? I did not think I would be going this long! But I will carry on as I mean to go on. Must use the papers, CD's, stamps, decoupage packs up. And soon - they are releasing more, i say MORE Forever Friends Retro Christmas Collection. There is certainly no room in my draws for this.... Oh well, how about two Forever Friends a card a week!!!! Might get there sooner.

This time I had time to create a new creation. Inspired by The Sweet Stop Sketches, although the card i planned to enter for this weeks challenge, I did not get to a place I was happy with. So i thought I would show you this card, I created using a previous sketch. I do love the Sketch layouts from this blog. They are fantastic, not to complicated with lots of little complex items. So I have been inspired. Although I am not sure what I will think of this card, in a weeks time.

Just realised as I was about to click on Publish Post, that I also am getting more use of out the expensive toy - Cuttlebug. yay.
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro - Good Life - Sports Stamp
Papermania Embossing Folder - Stars
Hemp Cord (thank you Kath)
Promarkers - Ginger, Oatmeal, Berry Red, Black, Baby Pink

For those who may be interested, this item is listed in my Etsy shop here

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Demo Card Day - a Day Late

Hi all, Sorry this is a day late and I am about to leave in 5 minutes. So this will have to be a really quick post. This card is another demo card I made using the Cute Companions Range.

Thank you for all the get well wishes for my mum, she is a lot better than she was. All you crafters are a lovely bunch of people, so kind and supportive.
Products used:
Cute Companions Play Day Stamp Set
Daisy And Dandelion - Some Bunny Loves You Paper
Pink Coordinations Cardstock

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Blog Candy Extended

Just because of the madness I have recently experienced, I have not had 100% a lot of time to prepare for anything. So I have decided to extend my blog candy up until 24th June.

You have more time to enter, and if you have already entered, you have more time to increase your chances of winning, by purchasing an item from my shop here.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Welcome to another week of WOYWW, to join in the madness click here.

If you have not already done so, please do have a look at my Charity blog candy here. It is for a good cause. I would love for you to join my on my facebook page and click on the link in the right bar, and click like. My facebook page is here.  Also you will see there that there are links to both of my online shops Etsy and Folksy, do have a look around.

My desk has not changed a great deal from last week. I would like to however show you the lovely Candy I won at Kaths and Buddys Blog - in the Buddy give away. Some bo bunny papers, and little toppers, and I am in love with the Hemp Cord. I have been playing with this.
I can not reveal my PIF as of yet, it is winging its way to abroad! So hopefully it will arrive there in one piece. But i have received my lovely PIF gift from Caroline - thank you!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 11

Hi and welcome to another Forever Friends Sunday. 11 weeks I am doing good here. Today is another card from the Creativity Magazine. Phil Martin made this as a DL card and I dont like tent fold cards - so I made this into a square card. I love Phil Martins card but he is not Clare Curd he brings his own style. Still sulking that Clare has left docrafts, but wish her all the best in her new ventures. Clare Curd made an equally stunning Forever Friends card in her column.
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro Good Life - Ultimate Decoupage Pack
Adhesive Gems
Pokey Tool

For anyone that is interested this item is available to purchase in my Etsy shop here

Friday, 3 June 2011

Another Cute Companions Demo Card

Here is another Cute Companions Demo Card.

I have had a really hectic week with my mum in hospital, but now that I can comment again. I will definitely catch up on all your blogs over the weekend.

I combined the beautiful stamps with some Rose Garden Paper, i hope you like. Sorry for the short post.
Products Used:
Cute Companion Dressing Up Stamp Set
Papermania Rose Garden Paper

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Odds & Soxlets Launch

Odds & Soxlets illustrations by Erica Martyn has now been launched and the website has been officially opened. Congratulations Erica, hope it is a huge success. Isn't the picture the cutest?
Do check out the website here. The cute characters are available as cuddly toys. There are digi images available and a free digi image to grab of Toots. Spread the word to all the mummies out there. 

Check out the blog here, follow Odds & Soxlets on facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOYWW 104 - Happy Anniversary

Thank you for all the advise about naughty blogger, unticking remember me and to use another browser. It will be hard to transfer all my favourites into another browser, so i hope that they fix it soon. But I am back in business and can comment. So will catch up when soon.

My mum is still in hospital, no more news there. Will keep you updated.

My facebook page is here would appreciate it if you can click on the link and click on like. And my Etsy shop is here, I was unable to do my stall but would love it if you could drop by the shop and perhaps by something and the funds will be donated to Charity.

Don't forget to check out my blog candy for Charity here

Here are my desk pictures:

 Nothing much going on here, as been a very hectic week here. A Penny Black stamp out ready to be inked.
 The desk to my right, with lots of crafting goods and A6 card blanks. Docrafts had 200 of these for £5! So I had to get some....
A full view of te desk to the right, just as cluttered 
And my ever growing promarker collection: 
Thats all for this week.