Sunday, 25 November 2007

how cute?!

just a quick post ~ had to pop up a pic of the card i made with Liz's latest gorgeous freebie! i adore this little tree ~ so cute!

image & papers pink petticoat

Saturday, 24 November 2007

something old, something new...

something borrowed, something blue ~ another fab challenge over at the Scrummy Stash blog!
the blue is kind of obvious, the new is the cute little sentiment stamp {one of my scrummy goodies!}, i erm, "borrowed" Di Hickmans latest sketch challenge & everything else is old!

yummy scrummy...

my Scrummy Stash Cafe goodies arrived this morning!
oooh & check out their blog for a new fabby challenge =-)

Friday, 23 November 2007

o christmas tree...

a nice simple one for the latest Papertake Weekly challenge ~ think it took longer for my printer to print everything out than it did to put the card together!

ribbon & buckle from my stash, everything else from pink petticoat.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

sketched, doodly ribbons...

when i saw Di's latest sketch i just had to have a go ~ so beautifully simple surely even i couldn't get too lost with it! the Arty Girlz want ribbons & fibres this week & the Scrummy Stash girls want some doodles...done!!!!

ooooooh & i won the Scrummy Stash pockets challenge!!! so chuffed, & after making a complete nuisance of myself with my lack of pc skills {sorry Maria!}i've ordered some gorgeous new stamps from their shop =-)

pp basic grey, everything else i found in my scraps drawer

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Errr - i did try...

i don't usually do sketch challenges, because no matter how hard i try my finished card never bears any resemblance whatsoever to the original sketch! however i had a few spare minutes this afternoon & felt a bit crafty, so thought i'd attempt todays Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge.
i adore this card {lovely Nellie!}, but no ~ can't really see that sketch anywhere...

pp basic grey dasher, bazzill basics cardstock, lovely Nellie, papermania chipboard stickers

Thursday, 15 November 2007

ahoy there...

last one ~ i only let myself order four!!!
a simple one cos Big Horror announced "this is deffo a boys card & boys don't want daft ribbons everywhere..."
pp karen foster, cardstock bazzill basics

it's not just me who loves them...

think i'm now getting slightly obsessed with these Nellie's...

realised today that i actually post a lot of my christmas cards so have to tone down the ribbon & buttons i add to everything ~ otherwise postage charges are going to be horrific this year!

pp basic grey, all cardstock bazzill basics

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

another Nellie...

oooooh ~ i just loves her! you can see them all here - gorgeous!

dragon slayer...

a very quick post ~ just had to put up a pic of my first Sugar Nellie card!!!
i'll be back later to add some more...

my Nellie's just arrived!!!!

wonder if anyone would notice if i didn't go to work...

Tuesday, 13 November 2007


since the dies were already out i decided i might as well get on with another challenge!
this is for the Arty Girlz hearts challenge ~ i think this is probably my most used die!

pp basic grey blush {i like this paper, can you tell?!}, card & ribbon from my scrap stash, die thin cuts heart #2.

let it snow...

pulled out my long-neglected die-cutter for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge & found this little cutie hiding away in a drawer!

Sunday, 11 November 2007

pockets galore...

here's another scrummy stash cafe challenge ~ today it's pockets. i love this style of card & once you get the hang of where the cuts & folds need to go they're really simple to do. i've seen a tutorial for them somewhere ~ when i find it i'll add a link :-)

sorry about the awful pic ~ in a bit of a rush cos that pile of ironing is STILL looking at me...

all pp & image from pink petticoat, ribbon scraps from my stash

just found the tutorial ~ it is of course one of Beate's !-) it's the criss-cross card.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

corrugated reindeer bling...

this weeks DCM challenge is to use some corrugated card ~ perfect, i lurve corrugated card! the Artygirlz challenge is to use bling ~ rudolph here has a super-bling saddle {& nose!}

loved these little gift-bag cards i saw in papercraft essentials & was desperate to have a go at making one ~ so i did!

need a lift?

here's my attempt for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge ~ not too happy with this one, the idea was there, but it hasn't quite ended up how i pictured it! think i was slightly distracted by the ever-increasing pile of ironing i really need to do...

hope everyone's having a great weekend :)

image & papers pink petticoat, ribbons little silver hat, sentiment printed using a 2peas font.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

scallopy tilda...

the scrummy stash cafe has a new blog with a scallops challenge ~ perfect excuse to bring out tilda again... oh & yes i know there's a great big blank bit on the card ~ this one's going in my "oh my god, i need a card & have no time to make one" box!

anyone else ordered their Sugar Nellies? i can't have been the only one sat at my computer all day waiting for them to go on sale... { will be harrassing the poor postman daily until they arrive! }

pp basic grey mellow, bazzill cardstock, tilda stamp, ribbon & button from my stash.

Monday, 5 November 2007

i'm back...

...did you miss me?! well i know lovely Dawn did cos she she left me a message ~ thanks honey!
my kids were on half term last week so i grudgingly left all crafting to them ~ my desk is {amazingly} even more messy now!
and look who arrived this week ~ isn't she gorgeous! still waiting for the other two though... still lovely Tilda just had to come out & play for this weeks DCM challenge ~ i hand-cut Tilda, the pp, the square she's mounted on AND the string...!

i've also been tagged by Terrie, Anne & Jeannette ~ thanks girls, i will get round to that soon!

image is the gorgeous tilda, all card, button & string are scraps, pp basic grey blush