Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Peachy Pie...

The August RibbonMad kit is on sale & it really is the scrummiest, peachiest bundle of ribbon yumminess ever! {I loves it ~ can you tell?!}
The kit is here & there are some rather delish looking add-ons here.
Do hurry though ~ they've usually all gone by the time I've clicked on the post button...;)

Saturday, 26 July 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar...

There's another of Katharina's yummy sketches over at A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ here's my take on it :)

A very big thank to the fabbalicious Dawny P for this truly beautiful award.
Here are the rules that go along with it:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.
And remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
Now I know this is going to sound like a complete cop-out, but I really do want to pass this on to everyone who comes to visit my blog! You all brighten my day, teach me new things & are generous in sharing your beautiful creations through your blogs ~ so it's for YOU, OK?!

That seems like a long ole bit of writing so I'll add a li'l close up of this sweetie to stem the dullness a little!

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Papertake Sketch...

Papertake Weekly has another one of Katharina's fabby sketches this week. I know it's not sketchily perfect, but for me it's pretty darn good!

Things that grow...

Things that grow is CCT's theme this week ~ now don't be fooled into thinking my card has just got some growing grass, a hedgie & a snail on it, oh no. Tis actually a deep & meaningful card which also shows friendship growing. Honest...


The theme over at Tilda & Friends this week is Buttons ~ which has just reminded me that I really must take a pic of newly organised button stash, it's beautiful! {yes I do lurves buttons & yes I really do think they are beeeeaautiful...}

There's a super special ickle prize up for grabs this week, but only if you're under 16 {does mental age count d'ya think?}, so let the little 'uns loose on your stash & show us what you all can make :)

Here are the Horrors creations ~ see that little teeny tiny butterfly? That was stamped right in the middle of a full 12x12 sheet of Bazzil before being chopped...

And lets have a cheer for the kid who decided to stamp his name on his ATC...& the table...& the wall...& his face...

Happy crafting peeps!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

A bit sketchy...

There are two gorgeous sketches over at Caardvarks ~ here's my attempt at the first & I'll be back soon with the second!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

It's like an explosion of crafty stash...

...& I really need to tidy it up! There are stamps I can't find, Nesties that are AWOL & those Perfect Pearls are still hiding somewhere.
Sooooo, I will be spending all available free time {I've worked it out to be approx. 27 minutes, if I stop sleeping altogether...} over the next week having a good old tidy up ~ I just hope I don't end up in the same Bermuda Triangle of my craft room as the Perfect Pearls...

I'll leave you with the Little Horrors thank you card for his nursery teacher ~ I know the truck looks odd, but those are the colours he wanted. And as he pointed out it was a card for his teacher. When did 3 year olds get so flippin' clever?

Thursday, 17 July 2008


There are animal themed challenges at both Tilda & Friends and CCT this week and I had a good old root around in my stamp stash {is it reeeaaally awful to admit I'd forgotten I even owned sweet old Brunte?}
The very fabby Michelle has come to play with us this week at Tilda & Friends ~ hi Michelle!

Hopefully I'll be back later with some more cards ~ my desk is covered in images that I sat & coloured last night, but everything I tried to make with them went wrong! It could possibly be due to the fact it was 3 in the morning...

Sunday, 13 July 2008

It must be love...

...I sat & coloured these in with no intention of actually making anything with them ~ they're just soooo pretty! {Thank you Annie!}

Oh & that very blue water you can see? I can't be certain, but I have my suspicions that this li'l fella may have had something to do with it...

Saturday, 12 July 2008


Love this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers & I just adore these little cuties! {big thanks to Heather for the image :)}
Huge apologies to you all for once again being rather slack at coming to visit ~ I'm hoping to find a bit of spare time soon!

Ooooh & I just about survived yesterday ~ I couldn't find my whites, so missed the opportunity to shame the Big Horror, there is a karaoke comp over at the school later though so there's still time... ;)

Friday, 11 July 2008

Rainy days...

Just a quick post today before I go & do my good mommy bit at Big Horrors school {I'm thinking of decking myself out in full chef's whites, just to embarrass him completely & make sure he never volunteers me again...}.

I've combined Sketch Saturday's sketch #6 with the Dutch Dare challenge to use just one piece of pp ~ I had to use my absolute all-time fave BG LilyKate :)

Happy Friday peeps!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Perfectly Pearly Kids...

The theme over at Tilda & Friends this week is *Perfect Pearls* ~ anything pearly goes, paint, paper, sticky pearls, actual Perfect Pearls... {big freak-out in my house on Tuesday when I lost all my Perfect Pearls, I still have no idea where they're hiding!}. Come & play with us here, we love to see your makin' & creatin' masterpieces!

CCT's theme is children's cards & there's a set of Polly & Pip stamps up for grabs. I kind of {I tried, ok?!} used the sketch over at Arty Girlz this week for my card ~ how cute is li'l Billy?!

I have a busy day tomorrow ~ The Big Horrors school is celebrating it's 40th birthday on Saturday & guess who was *volunteered* to go & make cakes with the kids? Pray for me dear blog friends...

Sunday, 6 July 2008

A big, BIG thank you...

...for all the very beautiful birthday cards ~ you're all absolute crafty stars!

Friday, 4 July 2008


A few li'l sweeties that were made for a couple of forum challenges ~ how stinkin' cute is that giraffe?!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Thursday already?

Hmmmm, seems weekly blogging is my new thing ~ oh well at least you don't have to read my nutty natterings too often...

Soooo, Tilda & Friends have gone all grown up & have Lavender & Lace for this weeks challenge ~ it's well worth having a peek cos the rest of the DT have done a far better job than me!

CCT are celebrating the great outdoors ~ if you come have a looksie here, we'll let you come & play out with us ;)

A big, BIG thank you to Annie, Dawn & Maria for this award ~ you're all so very talented & it's a real honour to be given this by you! {'specially considering my complete & utter uselessness as a blog buddy lately...}

'Kay, think I'm done now ~ Oooooh, no I'm not! I've just had a peek at the RibbonMad website & there are subbie places available ~ my August kit arrived this morning & it is seriously strokealicious, how I'm going to actually take a pair of scissors to any of it before the end of the month I don't know! Anyways, if you want one to be yours hop on over to here :)

Now I am done ~ bye!

Oh I was tagged too by the lovely Lavender Rose ~ I haven't forgotten, but this post is long enough already ~ I'll be back tomorrow!