Saturday, 30 August 2008


My phone's not working & my internet connection's only playing when it wants to ~ so I may not be around for a little while. Hopefully a lovely, nice BT engineer will fix it soon {even though BT are at the moment claiming all is fine & there is no fault with my phone line...}
Maybe less computer time will equal more crafting time & I'll have piles of pics for you when I get back!
Happy crafting!

Oh & those who very kindly asked about the Little Spotty Horror ~ he's absolutely fine & proudly showing off his four scabby spots to anyone who'll look!

Friday, 29 August 2008


Due to my ribbon obsession, this weeks Spoon Full of Sugar challenge really appealed to me!
So here's my be-ribboned Sugar Nellie card {Ok so 2 of them are actually twill, but that counts, right?}

And because it seems like an age since I inked up this cute li'l fella, I made this super quick card too...

Hope you all have a great weekend!

In the water... this weeks CCT challenge. The rest of the DT have me in awe of their creations once again {I often wonder what on earth I'm doing playing along with them all ~ they must just feel sorry for me ;)}

There are some gorgeous Alota stamps up for grabs this week ~ I finally caved in about 10 minutes ago & ordered a few!

I apologise to those I had singing yesterday ~ just be glad you weren't catering a funeral like I was today & singing *I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden* at the top of your voice... {you're singing it again aren't you?!}

Thursday, 28 August 2008

I never promised you a Rose Garden...

Septembers' {Already?? September?? Really??} RibbonMad kit is more than a bit yum & is full of strokable pinks & plums & greens ~ kinda like a Rose Garden... ;)
It's seriously bargain-tastic & you can find it here & some kit add-ons here.

I have my CCT card for this week to post, but I'll wait til tomorrow ~ you'd all just fall down in shock if I blogged twice in one day...

Wednesday, 27 August 2008


...I don't usually share my feeble scrapping attempts on here because let's face it, I'm nowhere near as worthy as some of the fantastic scrappers here in blogland!
But I got to thinking that maybe if I do blog them, I'll start to improve ~ it's worth a try, isn't it? ;)
I used Samm's fabby sketch for this weeks Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge & my favouritest {this week anyway} Cosmo Cricket Little Boys Biography paper ~ I'm off now for a cyber shop to see if I can find any more!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Poxy Spots...

So this li'l fella has chicken pox {last weeks tiredness explained, the fact that he only has four spots hasn't made him any less grumpy...}

I managed to whip up this card for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge ~ how stinkin' cute are these stamps?!

And this chap decided today that he's going to win us a few golds in the 2012 Olympics ~ he's suffering from swollen head syndrome after being told he has the potential to be a championship fencer. I've pointed out continously throughout the day that massive egos are not attractive, but he's having none of it ;)


Kaboodle Doodles have a shiny new challenge blog ~ you can have a peeksie here.
All you have to do for the first challenge is download the special freebie kit & create something for us to come & have a nose at :) Easy peasy!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Still busy as a errrr, busy thing... just a quick post...

First up is this weeks CCT card, where we're celebrating the brighter things in life! So have a good old root through your stash ~ there are some incredibly cute Spiral Whisper stamps up for grabs this week :)

Seeing as how Kaboodle Doodles are sponsoring PTW this week, I thought I'd better join in ;)
There's another fabby sketch from Katharina ~ I've used Kaboodle Doodles Mini Card Kit for the boys which you can find here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Still playing catch-up...

Here's a very quick card I made using Di Hickmans latest sketch & a Sugar Nellie I inked up for the very first time {Can anyone explain why I *need* so many stamps? Why do I buy even more when I have a drawer full of un-mounted, un-inked rubba?}
Di's gorgeous sketch can be found here {I can see me using this sketch a lot ~ love it!}

Happy weekend peeps ~ I will be coming for a visit soon ;)

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Old MacDonald had a farm...

Isn't this just the cutest li'l fella you ever saw? {What?? I live in Wales ~ I like farmers, OK?}
I'd actually been searching for the *perfect* tractor stamp for a while {the little Horror's more than a bit obsessed with tractors}, so I nearly wet myself with excitement when I saw this one from Stamposaurus {as an added bonus I've found out that Jayne from Stamposaurus is absolutely lovely}.

So anyways... I am actually blogging this nonsense cos this is my CCT card for this week. Soft Furnishings is the challenge - I've used twill {big fave!} & a bit of embroidery floss through the button. The rest of the DT really have outshone themselves this week ~ you can see the full details of the challenge here, along with all the DT fabbiness :)

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


This is on it's way to my lovely great-uncle John {we have a theory that everyone has an Uncle John ~ is this true??!!}
I can't remember who this stamp is by, but I know I brought it purely because my Uncle John used to live in a lighthouse :)
I've based my card on the latest sketch over at Sketch Saturday & used papers from Kaboodle Doodles grey paper pack.

I must apologise for my lack of commenting this past week & thank everyone who has been to say hello. The Little Horror had me worried sick all week ~ he {unfortunately} takes after me & sleeps very little {he stopped having daytime naps when he was about 6 months old!}, so when he crawled into bed a few days ago just after lunchtime saying he was tired I nearly had a fit! After panic stricken doctors visits he's now on the mend ~ I guess he was just tired after all ;)

Monday, 11 August 2008

Ballerina Bling...

The Scrummy Stash Cafe want some glistening blinginess this week ~ this card's on it's way to my niece who is pretty blingy & pink & who has a habit of dancing & prancing rather than walking ~ she'll love it!

The backing paper I've used is from a soon-to-be-released Kaboodle Doodle kit ~ Andrea has pics of the full kit up on her blog :)

Ready for my acceptance speech?

A big, big thank you to the very fabbylicious Bernie for this award {this one's cos I'm funny apparently ~ funny funny? or insanity set in long ago funny d'ya think? ;) }

and to darling Caz for this one ~I love Caz more than anyone else in the whole wide world right now cos she said my scribblin' ~sorry, colouring~ is beautiful :)

I always struggle deciding who to pass these awards on to because I really do love every blog I see & I'm amazed by all the super fabby peeps I've met through blogging, many of whom have become dear friends. So I'll think about it, OK?!

Big {{hugs}} to Bernie & Caz!

Oh dear...

...the Brain Mush seems to have progressed to Brain Rot...

CCT's latest theme is *Just the Two of Us* ~ there's a yummy stamp up for grabs that has been donated by Dewdrop Crafts too :)

Tilda & Friends have a month long *Season*s challenge ~ you can see all the details & join in here. The DT will be posting their ATC's as they make them so do keep checking for a peek. I'm gonna blog all mine together just as soon as I've actually made them!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Have you seen Katharina's latest candy offering? Now I loved her to bits already, but I think I love her even more now!
All the details are here, but I'd prefer it if you didn't actually join in cos then I've got more chance of winning... ;)

Sunday, 3 August 2008

*Bug Hugs...

I've used CPS sketch #75 for this little cutie-bug ~ I'm a bit late posting {sketch #76 is already up!}, but I still have previously mentioned brain mush...

Happy Sunday!

*Bug Hugs is a phrase coined by the Big Horror ~ I'd have to teach you the Welsh alphabet before I even tried to explain, so I don't think I'll bother right now!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Kaboodles & Doodles...

The very lovely Andrea from Kaboodle Doodles has asked little ole me to be a part of her brand new design team :)
Andrea has a fabby mix of downloadable kits & paper packs ~ from oh so pretty to super funky & I can't wait to have a play ;)
Big congrats to the other lovely girls on the DT!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Brain mush...

I was absolutely, positively certain that I blogged these already, but now I'm guessing I actually didn't. Must be the permanent state of brain mush I've got going on at the mo...

The Tilda & Friends challenge can be found here & CCT is over here ~ can't wait to see what you makeses!

Oh & a little note for Heather ~ I'm not ignoring the tag, I'm just waiting til I can think of something interesting to mention...