Thursday, 25 October 2007

spotty babies!

found out today that some good friends are expecting their first little munchkin ~ congratulations gareth & phil!
so obviously the first thing i did was make them a card...

the arty girlz challenge this week is to use spots/dots or circles ~ i want extra points for the spotty paper, rounded corners & rather round lola!

papers & images from pink petticoat, ribbon from little silver hat, swirly ribbon clip {oooh, another circle!} from poppicrafts

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

two pics today!

first pic is my card for this weeks Magickdiva challenge ~ something for the men. with a family where the boys definately out number the girls i always need male cards!
i used oh so very yummy BG mellow papers, everything else i found lying about on my {very messy} desk!

second pic is of something for christmas ~ woooo hooo! i actually made something christmassy!
it's a door {or wall!} hanger ~ so so cute! again this was mostly made with scraps, cardstock is all bazzill, paper is a bit of leftover DCWV, i printed out the sentiment, stuck on Rudolph {cut from a cute little die of a friends} & then just added a few bits of ribbon & buttons {must try to make something without ribbon or buttons one day!}

Friday, 19 October 2007


here's my card for the Daring Cardmakers 1st birthday challenge. definately a challenge for me cos i do tend to shy away from circles!

happy 1st birthday DCM!

pp basic grey blush, cardstock & string from my stash, hearts cut with the thin cuts heart #2 die, sentiment printed by me using a 2peas font.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

more smiles...

brilliant Steph has also left me smile award ~ it's a super smiley day!
i've been pondering all day over who my 10 should be and i STILL can't choose! so once again i'm going to cheat {my blog heaven place will definately be under discussion now!} EVERYONE who visits me makes me smile, so you all get the smiley award!


that super lovely all pink girl has sent me a smile award ~ thank you Dawn!
i'm now supposed to send it on to 10 other bloggers who make me smile ~ how do i only pick 10?! you all make me smile! so i'll have to get back to you on that one ~ unless of course anyone wants to leave a comment asking for the smile award!

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

in stitches...

when i saw this weeks stitches challenge over at Arty Girlz i got really excited & had all sorts of big ideas about my new role as a seamstress. "so where ARE the stitches?" i hear you ask ~ look very, very closely, i just about managed to sew the buttons on...

cardstock, pp & buttons are all scraps, sentiment & star template from pink petticoat

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

o christmas tree...

santa's little extra helper over at Daring Cardmakers is "o christmas tree". couldn't resist printing off one of pink petticoat's new lola's ~ isn't she just gorgeous?! i haven't played with the new one's much yet, so i really enjoyed this!

not much on this one {makes a change for me!} :bazzill cardstock, lola rose image, little silver hat ribbons.

Monday, 15 October 2007

krazy kidz...

spent my morning making these two mini albums for friends of my son ~ both made from bits i'd alreay cut up when making the originals for him! the challenge over on Papertake Weekly is krazy kidz kardz ~ yes, i know they're not actually cards, but i'll still go to blog challenge heaven won't i?

Saturday, 13 October 2007


this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge is called "where the wild things are" & was sooo perfect! my eldest is off to a party tomorrow & i just couldn't think what card to make! soon as i saw this challenge i remembered these dino's i downloaded ages ago {will post where from as soon as i can remember...}

i've just realised these are the same papers i used on last weeks challenge ~ ooops!

hope everyone has a great weekend :)

card from my stash, pp making memories, ribbon little silver hat, dino & sentiment printed on my pc

Thursday, 11 October 2007

santa's magic key...

here's my card for this weeks Daring Cardmakers little extra challenge, which is to make a christmas card with words as the focal point.
i've seen lots of these "magic keys" about & thought it'd be sweet to put one on a card!
i'm soooooo pleased i've managed to make this ~ every time i go for a blog-hop i see so many lovely christmas cards & all it does is remind me that i REALLY need to get my crafty christmas mojo going!

bazzill cardstock, pp & pressie sticker DCWV, ribbon little silver hat, button & key from my li'l bits basket, verse printed on my pc

Wednesday, 10 October 2007


well, i've been tagged by the super-talented Louly ~ thanks!

Here are the rules :1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1: i love books ~ anything will do, i've never been a brilliant sleeper so spend my nights tucked up with a book instead.
2: i have a serious passion for cadbury's dairy milk.
3: i live in a tiny welsh village, right by the seaside!
4: i have a phobia of birds.
5: i truly believe that robbie williams will one day be mine!
6: my eldest son has a habit of sneakily pinching my craft stash.
7: i sucked my thumb until i was 12.

will have to break the rules a little now & not tag anyone ~ all the bloggy peeps i know seem to have already been tagged recently!

Sunday, 7 October 2007


at work last night i was asked to make a card for a new baby girl. ok i said when do you need it? the answer ~ well we're going to visit them tomorrow...
don't think i did too bad considering the rather late hour!
i took inspiration from the Caardvarks challenge which is to use paint on your card.
everything i used came from my scrap box, including the image which i found already stamped ~ that's a bit organised for me!

have a lovely sunday!

Saturday, 6 October 2007

tickled pink...

stumbled across the weekly challenge on Magickdiva ~ monday is a {very girlie~pink!} friends birthday so this was perfect!
out came the lovely lola's {ooooh, i just loves them!} & after a bit of chalking & sakura-ing it was done!

all papers, image & sentiment pink petticoat, ribbon little silver hat, brad i found on my kitchen table...

Friday, 5 October 2007

answers on a postcard...

hooray ~ another one! (those of you who left comments saying how addictive this is are absolutely right!}
Daring Cardmakers want a postcard & you have to send it to someone. so this is going to a lovely neighbour who happily signs for any parcels that arrive when i'm at work ~ thank you! seing as they live so very close & there's no post at the mo (aaarrrgghh! why now when i'm waiting for a huge stack of basic grey goodies & some scrummy tilda's?), i think i'll hand-deliver it!

sentiment from pink petticoat , pp & ribbons by making memories, cardstock was found on my son's desk {the perfect colour!}, everything else from my li'l bits basket.

a great big thank you...

to everyone who welcomed me to blogland! it was wonderful to sign in this morning & have so many lovely comments from such super talented people ~ thanks girls!

Thursday, 4 October 2007

i did another one!

had to make a new baby card anyways & this sketch on Di Hickmans blog was perfect ~ i wanted a simple, not-at-all fussy card, that was still pretty ~ hope i managed it! pic's not brilliant, sorry! the quote says "a new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, and a dream of possibilites" sweet!

pp is DCWV, bazzill cardstock, quote tag by my mind's eye, ribbon little silver hat, button from my li'l bits basket

my first challenge!

hooray ~ i've done a challenge! this is for the new Papertake Weekly Challenge. i love the stuff these girls make so thought i'd pick this lovely new challenge group to kick off my lovely {ahem} new blog!
pp & image from pink petticoat , ribbon from little silver hat

blog lurker...

well, after much lurking around other people's blogs i decided i really should get my own! this also means i can actually join in with challenges instead of just "oooh"-ing & "aaaah"-ing everyone's gorgeous creations!

{i must just point out though that i'm shockingly awful with computers, so who knows what nonsense will end up on here...}