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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Forever Friends Week 32

Hi there, sorry for todays late post. I have been having terrible back pains since thursday night. Thursday night, started of mild, I ignored it and went to bed. And when I woke up Friday morning, ouch! The pain was so unbearable - I could barely move. I let my manager know, that I either won't be in or be in later and work til later. Once the painkillers and the cream did their magic - I was good enough to go, but very worried as where I was demonstrating the day after and it had been advertised so I could not pull out. As I had committed to it. 

So before I got there, I stuffed my face with junk food ( A yum yum from Greggs, Samosas, a Dairy Milk, Kit Kat, Can of pop) to provide me with energy for the day and taken painkillers, and took painkillers throughout the day. The day went well, so well I had not even noticed the time. It was supposed to finish at 3, but I ended up leaving at 4.15pm.  There were great reviews, I suppose if they have me back in the future then I know I done have a great job. The owner Sam, was very complimentary, and the shop has had new fittings. The shop looks fab. And Sam was so accomodating and caring.

Whilst sitting near the shop window, I saw three of my work colleagues, all who knocked the window to get my attention and say hello. Nice to see you there. Throughout the day there were people watching from the window, come in I won't bite.

So most of today I have spent recovering, just got up from a nap and the pain in the back has started again. Today is a version of Shiela Halliwells card. I just love this range of Forever Friends collection. From next Sunday, I have plenty of new cards I designed for the demonstration I did this Saturday which I am sure you will enjoy.
Forever Friends - Retro Collection - The Good Life - Ultimate Decoupage
Foam Pads
Silicone Glue

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Me to You Saturdays Week 12

Please do drop by to Abbeycraft Nuneaton for demonstration day. I am hosting this from 10am to 3pm. You will see plenty of card ideas, and ask all your questions for the day. I have a bit of back problem that started yesterday morning, it has eased off. Do drop by, even if you would like to just say hello.

Here is my card for today using the Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage Pack
Me To You Winter Wonderland Paper
X Cut Mini Circle Punch

Friday, 28 October 2011

Let Me Shop For Shoes and Nobody Gets Hurt...

These are one of the many cracking sentiments that Born to Shops have on their range of products and has been used in this stamp set from them called Shop Til You Drop. I like how she is holding onto those shoes so tight that they do not fall or nobody takes them from her! I hope she gets them home safe and sound. This again is inspired by Clare Curd.
Products used:
Adhesive Square Gems

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Creativity Club Feature

My card and Me to you Bookmark Corner, as featured as an exclusive project and in the Creativity Club section of docrafts and also features on Episode 92 of Creativity Club episodes. It was seemed to be loved by all, and my card has gone out on email to many Creativity Club members!!!! woohoo!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Demonstration This Saturday

Just a quick post to remind you about the Demonstration this Saturday at Abbeycraft, I have another one lined up soon with another twist, will post details of that soon. But it is for a different product and different to this Saturdays demonstration.

The demonstration this Saturday is on a whole range of stamps and products, that are from the current docrafts range and some from the previous range.
Abbeycraft Artworld
23a Abbey Street
CV11 5BT.

The shop is right next to a huge car park, and another car park is near by in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre. Would love if it you could pop along. And if you are visiting my blog, and if you have attended a demo of mine at Kims Craft, do pop along if you can. Would love to see some familiar faces.

I will be demonstrating the latest range from docrafts, which is these gorgeous Urban Stamps Noel Christmas Wishes Stamp and Urban Noel Postage Stamps, Me to You Winter Wonderland. Papermania - Christmas Time. Forever Friends. Papermania 7x5 Clear Stamp. And a bit of the old.

Come and join me, I would love to see you there.

Odds & Soxlets - October Craft Challenge

As Halloween is almost here the closing date for our October Craft Challenge is fast approaching... Would love for you to join us so pop over to our blog for all the details and to grab yourself our FREE halloween digi stamp!!!

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes up for graps with lots of soxlet goodies to be won!!!

Good luck and happy crafting x

Click here to be taken to the blog to find out more.

EDIT: The above card is by Erica, creator of the Odds & Soxlets creation. You are all right, the card is stunning.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Penny Black Week 11

Hi and welcome to Penny Black Week 11. I did not think being busy with all the demonstration work that I would be able to make a card for you using Penny Black products, but I managed to squeeze one in. But only just.

I find it really funny that reading some of the facebook and twitter comments, and they are still ongoing about Misha B being a bully. When on the Xtra factor, Tulisia said ONE bitchy comment was made to ONE of my contestans. And on last nights show, Louis apologised and said that he was sorry in the moment he used the word bullying. Tulisia did not seem to happy last night either apart from enjoying Professor Greens song. Seems like there was some backstage bickering between Tulisia and Kelly - now why does Tulisia not talk about that bickering on TV!

In addition Louis apologised and Tulisia said Misha B was the best performance of the night.  Because that was the right thing to do after their antics and comments. But the damage has been done. Thats all I am going to say on this. Said enough on facebook, lol!
Products used:
Penny Black Crystalline Stamp
Penny Black Christmas With Mimi Stamp
Penny Black Christmas Express Stamp
White Gel Pen

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 31

Wow! Week 31! I have done good with this. I hope you did not miss a Forever Friends card last week. I had been busy. No, I have not missed a number. I realised after last week, it was nice to put a change on the blog. Or there may be week where I can not make a card for whatever reason. But I will try to make a card every Sunday. So I actually counted all the sundays I have posted a card, and there are 31 Sundays.

Did you watch X Factor last night? How tactical and rude of Louis Walsh and Tulisia to slam another artist for being big headed, arrogant and bullying! They know none of their acts come up anywhere close to Misha B's and Misha B is a threat to their contestants. They also know viewers are easily influenced by what they say. If they say an act is good.  If they claim an act is bigheaded, bingo - that is what people will say. And bingo that is a lot of people are saying now, no one was saying that before tonights show. I can not believe Louis and Tulisia do that to bring bad press to her. She don't seem too confident to me, she is what the judges say a complete package. And Gary is right - what happens backstage happens backstage.

I also agree with a lot of the viewers comments, they do not let the talent through to the shows.

How many acts today are in the charts these days who are known for the diva and bratty ways. In addition, how many X Factor finalists who won the show are actually still around, apart from Leona Lewis. Joe Mcelderry was dropped. It is because people go with the sympathy vote, they deserve a chance and when their song hits the charts they flop cos they do not have the X Factor or any talent. When real talent wins the shows,they do well such as Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis. I do not think X Factor works in the UK, cos people vote for their acts, but once the show is over they are forgotten about and do not carry on with their support.

Let real talent win. Sorry I had to get this of my chest. Anyways, onto todays card. I can not remember where I had the inspiration for this one from, but I hope you like it.

Products used:
Forever Friends Good Life Retro Collection Ultimate Decoupage Pack
Blue Cardstock

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Me to You Saturdays

Welcome to a Me To You Saturday from me, where I attempt to use my stash as much as possible by dedicating a day in the week to a particular product. I hope I did not bore you last week with my cards from Wild Rose Studio.

If you would like to join me in these days, feel free to leave a comment, I will link you to the post and pop by to your blog. All  I ask, is that you link me in return.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage Kit
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems

Friday, 21 October 2011


A technique that Clare Curd showed on TV was to create your own chocolate looking toppers using square adhesive gems. I really did enjoy doing this card, and people had lots of fun seeing this card at the demo. Before the card sold, I did add sentiments, ribbons, and bows and gems. This picture was taken right after the demo.
Products used:
Born To Shop Bubbles Paper
X Cut Pokey Tool
Black Coordinations Cardstock
Aluminium Foil

I would like to enter this into:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Pink, Circle and Chocolate (the circles are in the background paper of the cakes with wings paper)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad

I hope you have enjoyed this spotlight, it is nearly coming to an end. As promised the next stamp is Mia in Kimono Stamp from the Wild Rose Studio stamps, and I have really enjoyed this stamp. I really enjoy the oriental range of products, unique and a kind of cards you do not often see in the shops.

On this card is some layering, some machine stitching and I really enjoyed making this card. I have a new sewing machine and will enjoy playing with it.
Products used:
3D Gloss
White thread and a sewing machine

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My Blog Hop Stamp Winner

Hi there, I wanted to post my Blog Hop Winner, and you have won the stamp I used on my Mondays card is

Drum roll


Pop on over to Dulcies blog, to find out more how to claim your prize

The grand prize winner is yet to be announced. Watch back at Dulcies blog to see who has won

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Mia With Cracker

Finally, this is a very quick post again from me. Sorry, I hope to catch up on your blogs over the next couple of days. Been behind schedule in preparing for demos. I do set myself up for quiet a high challenge! So many products and so many cards. Next time, maybe I should set my targets lower! lol.

I have been booked in for another demonstration, will let you have the details soon.

Last day of the Wild Rose Studio Festive Frolics Blog Hop card, if you have not already entered, you got til 9am! Hurry...

I wanted to show you with this card, that if you dont have the stamp, but the papers, you can follow the project from the Wild Rose Studio site and just replace it with an appropriate image that you do have! But equally like me, if the card inspires you I more than likely end up buying the stamp! To see my other cards from Mia with Cracker, see my Saturdays post. Will be back to announce the winner soon of my prize giveaway from the Blog Hop
Products used:

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Happy Sunday Morning to you.

I have delayed posting the Forever Friends Sunday card until next week, I hope that I have not yet bored you with all the cards from Wild Rose Studio.
To see my other cards I have made over the last year or so with these products, you can always click on the labels at the end of the post. Alternatively click here, you will see all the cards from the past week, then carry on scrolling and you will see all the others I have made.

Many times when I have been demonstrating, a lot of people do not follow a project because they feel they need to go and buy the little extras that have been used on the project and do not feel they can justify that expense or afford it for every little project. However, what i try to teach them to be inventive and use what you have in touch. Todays card, follows a project on the site, but here i dont have those luxurious hat style pins, or organza ribbons. So i have used a punch i have to accent the sentiment on the front of the card, and followed it with a trail of silver glitter dots. I think it is equally as effective. I hope you like.

Also, what I like about the Wild Rose Studio Jolly Greetings Stamp and Christmas Circles Stamp, you can use them on any Christmas card, not just Wild Rose Studio. And are two stamps that are definitely value for money
Products used:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mia With Cracker

Lots of things to do and so much little time, what is a girl to do!

Oh well, better to be busy that quiet! Just catched up on watching tv today and the launch of SWALK christmas stamps! About time! How long have people been asking for them, they got the Humphrey christmas range out sooner. But I think this time, I will buy the stamps individually than the whole set! There are some I am not really keen on this time. They say on tv, that they wanted to create cards for the whole winter season and to cater for birthdays etc. Which is nice, but it is not really listening to all the people out there! Christmas SWALK - baubles, trees. Only a couple really fit that description for me. But at least they are here and with the change of the sentiment they can be used for both christmas and wintry birthdays.

Don't forget the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop, you can use any paper or product as long as it is christmas themed. You have til Monday to enter. And there is a lovely grand prize, do come and join us here

The inspiration for the above card came from the site, which were these cards below I made with my slight variation on it. I hope you enjoy it. Tomorrow there will be a Pickle card day. Check out my Tuesdays card by clicking on the label below this post.

Products used:
X Cut Shaper System
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Red Cardstock

Friday, 14 October 2011

More Pickles Skating...

I tell you I wish I could skate and dance on ice, I have never stepped on ice and don't plan to do so any time soon. Funny how a broken bone changes you on not to be so daring!  

On to todays card, again using the lovely Pickles Skating Stamp with the Wintry Christmas Paper pad. Promise I will use more the Traditional for tomorrows card. A really quick post today, as I forgot to take a pic of this card last night. 
Products used:
X Cut Mini Punch
Blue Card
X Cut Shaper System

I entering this into the following challenge:
1. Secret Crafers Saturday Challenge - Anything goes as long as it sparkles

There is lots of sparkle on the hat, the centre of the circle on the scalloped oval.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pickles Skating

Whoops, Pickles returns again this week for a little more spotlight this week! It has been popular with the DT and me. My new stamps of Pickles with an Igloo and a tipple, arrived from the glitterpot on Wednesday, hopefully I will be able to show you something by the end of this week. I can not wait to start using them. I have already inked them up, now they are waiting to be coloured in and get put on a card with some papers.

Today is a short post, sorry :(. Getting used to these early starts at work again is sure hard work.  I have Occupational Health tomorrow.
Products used:
Adhesive Gems

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mia With Cracker

Day 3 of my mini celebration for the Blog Hop. I can not tell you I was super chuffed when I was asked to be the Guest Designer.

Here is another A6 card today, using Mia with cracker and some more of those beautiful Wild Rose Studio - Traditional Christmas paper.
Products used:
Mini Circle Punch
Red Cardstock

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sleigh Ride

Welcome to Day 2 of Festive Frolics theme on my blog. To find out more about it and for a chance to win a prize, visit the start of the Wild Rose Studio blog hop here.

Todays card uses the gorgeous stamp called 'Sleigh Ride'. Combining this with the papers, you can make this card using traditional one or a contemporary version.
Products used:
Papermania Ribbon Bows
Adhesive Gems
Red Cardstock

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio Festive Frolics Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop.
Dulcie Jackson creator and owner of Wild Rose Studio products has recently launched a number of new Christmas stamps. Have you seen them? They are so gorgeous.  I just had to purchase some more! The Design Team decided to do a blog hop to celebrate the launch, and I was asked to be a Guest Designer for this hop. Thank you for having me ladies, and I hope that I have done justice to the stamps.

I tell you the additional stamps I will be using throughout the week that I purchased from the Glitterpot were such a delight to stamp and colour in. There are such high quality.

Do join in with the Festive Frolics theme and you will have a chance to win this  Fabulous Grand Prize. You do not have to use a Wild Rose Studio image, but we would love it if you did. All you have to do is make a Christmas Card / creation and link it to the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop and comment on all the DT Blogs included the  main one

You have until Monday 17th October 9am, (8am CET) to join in AND there will be a chance to win some Candy along the way

I am celebrating by sharing with you some bonus Wild Rose Studio projects from the new collection all week. Which you can see by visiting my blog here, as many of you may have arrived to the post itself. 

The new stamps are here, some have not yet been listed, Pickles with an Igloo and Pickles with a tipple - which I think is a lot of peeps out there over the Christmas period, but you can view them and purchase them if you like from the Glitterpot here. There is also two new paper pads, which go beautifully with the new stamps. If you get stuck what to do, the idea section of the Wild Rose Studio site is full with ideas, just keep clicking more projects at the bottom of the page.

If you have arrived here from Dawny P's blog then you are going in the right direction, if not, you will then need to go to the start at the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop. Below is the complete list:
- Dulcie (WRS Blog)
- Dawny P
- Sarpreet (me)
- Lorraine
- Ria
- Lyndsey
- Sally Ann
- Zoe
- Wild Rose Studio Blog (to enter your card)

Here is my card, I used an A6 card as I noticed that the square cards are quiet popular, but wanted to challenge those out there for an A6 card.

Products used
(Links to products also provided):
Mini Snowflake Punch
Adhesive Gems

From here you need to pop along to Lorraine's blog here. If you would also like to win Pickle Skating stamp as used on the card above, please make sure you leave a comment on all DT blogs AND make a card with the Festive Frolics theme, which you will need to link the post here

Thank you for looking, I hope you enjoy the hop.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 29

Another week of Forever Friends Sunday, 29 weeks. If you would like to join me leave a comment and i will gladly hop to your blog and link your blog here. All I ask is you link it back to my blog. I want to get more use out of my stamps and papers, and decoupage. I do not want it to gather any more dust in my draws and I need the space to buy more stuff. So if you feel the same, come and join me on my Forever Friends Sundays.

Tune in tomorrow for a special announcement and a bit of a hop, a surprise, and a little giveaway.
Ingredients used:
Adhesive Shimmer Gems
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Grey Coordinations Cardstock

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Me to You Saturdays

Welcome to another week of Me to You Saturdays on my blog. Where I attempt to get more use of my stamps and products. If you would like to join me, leave a comment in this post, I will link to your blog and all I ask is that you link me in return.

This is a very quick post from me today, so much to do, so little time. And definitely will be tuning into X Factor tonight and Strictly. X Factor have you read about the twist - oh my... judges have to eliminate one of their own acts...
Products used:
Me To You  Wrapped Up Stamp
Me To You Winter Wonderland Paper
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage Pack

Friday, 7 October 2011

Born to Shop Housework Stamp

Today I have a very simple card to show you using the Born to Shop Housework stamp along with the cardstock stickers. A very simple card for me these days, maybe it needs more flowers and embellishments and bling!
Products used:
Born To Shop Bubbles Paper
Born To Shop Bubbles Housework Stamp
Born to Shop Bubbles Cardstock Stickers
Papermania Capsule Mini Buttons

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad Stamp

Good news, after this week I only have another two cards using this stamp to show you. Sorry if you are bored. But do remember you can replace the image I have used with another stamp from the range or with one that you own if you can not afford the stamp. I hope that I have provided you with lots of inspiration though!

I have done a bit of paper pricking on the papers, and used ribbon. In retrospect now, perhaps I should have used mini buttons instead of Gems. Will make a note for the future.
Products used:
Red Cardstock
Red Ribbon
X Cut Pokey Tool
3D Gloss

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Odds & Soxlets Challenge Launch

Odds and Soxlets have launched a new Craft challenge, pop on over to the blog here to join in. Octobers theme is Halloween. Come and join in the fun, there is a freebie on the freebie page, which you can download and craft away. There are great prizes to be given away!

And stay tuned into the blog for some upcoming and exciting releases.

Grab this blinkie for you page, with this link here

Monday, 3 October 2011

Penny Black Week 10

There will be no brand focused days next week, but they will return the week after. Stay tuned for Monday 9am, to find out more.

This week is a very busy week from me. So it will be very short posts from me. Today I am showing you a bookmark corner I made. I have noticed a few people making these, but they put the image on wrong dont forget the bookmark corner, goes on the corner of your page, so the image should be lined up in accordance with that.
Products used:
Penny Black A Rose Stamp
My Minds Eye Paper - Stella & Rose - Gertie

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Forever Friends Sunday

I am celebrating World Card Making Day, a day late. As yesterday was full of appointments, I could not make a day of it. I did well, to prepare half done cards to finish of today. How was your World Card Making Day yesterday?

Onto todays card, is an old one from me but not yet shown on the blog as the others I have made, as above are half done and not yet photographed to show you. So hopefully should have some christmas cards from me soon. This is a version of a project from the Creativity Club

Products used:
Forever Friends Retro Good Life Ultimate Decoupage
Forever Friends Retro Good Life Paper
Mini Buttons
Papermania White Gel Pen
Pokey Tool

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Me To You Saturday

Welcome to Me To You Saturday. We are on Week 9. Love for you to come and join me. As I am preparing samples for my upcoming demo, think I may have gone overboard with the samples. I have lots and lots. But the more the better I say. With all the sample making, at least you will be guaranteed to see Me To You Cards on Saturday and Forever Friends cards on Sunday
Products used:
Papermania Elements
Snowflake Punch
Adhesive Gems
3d Foam Pads
Double Sided Tape
X Cut Mini Circle Punch

I am super excited, and I will share with you that Dulcie Jackson creator of the Wild Rose Studio company, which has gorgeous products and stamps has included my card in her Wild Rose studio gallery idea here. You have to keep scrolling down and clicking on more ideas, but can you spot the card below?