Thursday, 17 December 2009

Tick tock...

Me and Time aren't getting along too well at the moment - I ask for a little bit more, he (time's gotta be a He right? Selfish, stingy...need I continue?) laughs and says no...So right now, all the time I do have is being spent on super-dooper, top secret schtuff...I hate to post without a piccie though, so here's a little sneaky of January's CleoCrafts kit...

How scrummy? I actually swooned when I first opened the box.

Errrr, what else do I need to tell you? The newest challenge went up on CCT today - I'd love to win that prize!!!!! And how gorgeous are the rest of the DT's examples?

Lots of delish new stock over at Dies to Die For - new Miss Anya's here, loads in the special offer section here and the Winter Sale is going on here, happy shopping peeps!

I'll finish off with a big thank you hug to you all :)

Monday, 7 December 2009

I just ate an entire chocolate orange all by myself...

...and yes, I do feel sick now... ;)

I'm feeling incredibly time-short this week, this card's been ready to post since Friday, but I've just not had the chance to get on the ' well as the usual Christmas play rehearsals, school parties etc, we also manged to squeeze in a fab decoration workshop yesterday. This was sooooo much fun - it was organised by the Forestry Commission and was all about making Chrimbo decorations out of things that were growing in the forest - great fun!
So anyways, the card...

Mo Manning's utterly gorgeous stamps are now available from Stampavie and I couldn't resist inking up this pair :)
I decided to keep the layout of the card really simple to show off the fab image and because I wanted to use one of the fantastic new Rachelle Ann Miller sentiment stamps - aren't they brilliant?!
You can find details of Stampavie stockists here (or you can just head on over to Dies to Die For - the Rachelle Ann Miller stamps are here, Mo Manning ones here ;) )

Happy Monday all!
A big, big thank you for all your visits, I read every one of the comments I'm left and they really do all mean the world to me :) I'm really hoping to find the time for an extra big blog hop very soon!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Swirly girlies... the theme over at CCT and this week we're sponsored by Nutcrafters.

My card hasn't ended up quite how I'd pictured it...where did this dirty bit of craftin' come from??!! Even Tilda's face looks a bit grubby, poor love!

Two of my current stamp faves make an appearance today - the beloved Lost Coast Designs swirl and that oh-so-sweet sentiment, love 'em!
You can see the full challenge details and all the other yummies from the DT here :)

Have a great day all!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

...I'm looking out of the window toward some not so far away mountains and they are covered in snow - yay!!!!!! soon as I saw the Passion for PROMarkers "Anything but a card" Mega Chrimbo Challenge I knew I wanted to make some li'l tags.

These sweetie snowmen from The Greeting Farm are adorable, but tiny - perfect for taggin'!

Keep Cozy stamps, My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas papers and Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake punch can all be found at Dies to Die For.

I had all the bits already cut and coloured for this little Tilda tag - she was originally going on a card, but I kinda like her just like this!

Yup, my beloved swirly stamp came along to say hi today too ;) For those of you who asked it's by Lost Coast Designs

Have a great Tuesday (I'm taking big Horror to the dentist this afternoon - is it wrong that I might giggle evilly and be glad it's not me sitting there, while his teeth are prodded and poked?)

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Eeeeeeek - it's how many sleeps til Christmas??!!

Decided to totally challenge myself with this weeks Passion for PROMarkers challenge...vintage and a Tilda? Eeeeeek!!!!

PROMarkers and Magnolias can be purchased from the shockingly lovely Tracy over here at

Have to admit I'm kinda likin' the ol' Magnolias again...I already have a couple more lined up :)
Ooooooh and that swirly stamp you can see?..*swoon*...I bought it a few days ago and we're currently in complete and utter love. I'll keep you all regularly updated on the progress of our relationship ;)

Happy Sunday all,

Saturday, 28 November 2009

And that Random org. thingy chose number...

which means one li'l bit of sweetness is on it's way to the very gorgeous Dawnie Pink (who I just remembered I'm meant to have emailed - sorry babes, I'm still searching for some!) .
Thanks everyone for entering and your lovely comments, I'm sure I'll have some more sweeties for you all very soon!
Happy saturday!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

A li'l giveaway...

ETA: To answer a coupla questions - if you don't have a blog to link up just link back to mine and make sure you add your full name so that I can find you if you win. And yes, of course the winner can have my card too :)

...I think this is my favourite Sarah Kay image...well, today anyways!

Click on the pic if you want to see a bit more detail peeps, for some reason it's turned teeny!

I teamed her up with some yummy ol' Cosmo Cricket and piled on some embellies. I couldn't resist making another little pillow box to match!

I have one of these Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms stamps to give away - a little thank you from me for putting up with my erratic blogging over the past few weeks! Just leave your name and blog addy with mr. Linky below and I'll pick a number at 8pm on Friday :)

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, 20 November 2009

So it turns out I don't have man flu...

...I know this cos the Pigster was kind enough to leave me a li'l symptom checklist - it's in the comments section of yesterdays post if you fancy a giggle ;)

Had a little play today...I've been informed that Christmas is approaching and thought I'd better crack on with some suitably festive makes...

So here's a li'l card/candle combo with - eeeeeeek! - an actual, real Magnolia image on it. Still not really sure what my problem is with these stamps at the mo, but I figured that since I have so many of them I 'd better use at least one for sumfin'...

These candles are likely to pop up with some regularity - I found them in Poundland and they actually smell nicer even than Yankee candles...Yeah, that good. This particular one is cinnamon cos the colour matched the pp!

Happy Friday all,

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Teenage dreams in a teenage circus...

...we wanna see your "Teen Terrors" over at CCT this week, hence the bit of Mika in the title!

I could not decide which stamp to go with for this challenge (long time since I was a teen!), so took the advice of a 14 year old neighbour. This Anya is apparently "...really kinda like retro funky cool. Ya know?"

Yeah. Innit...

You can get your very own set of retro funky cool Miss Anya's from Tracy here :)

Talk to you soon peeps!

I've been feeling kinda yucky for the past few days. No worries though, I figured it was just a bit of a cold that'd soon go away. However, after several days of Lemsip and going to bed early with hot water bottles, I'm still feeling pretty awful...I think I must have that terrible thing known as man flu...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The day PaperMania won me over...

I have never really liked PaperMania products...I've always thought the card blanks are overpriced...the sticker things are yucky...I'm not even gonna start on the rub-ons...

But I've spent the past few days playing with some bits from their new Bare Basics range and I've gotta say I love 'em... They accidently fell in my basket when I was over here at Cutting Edge Crafts buying some bits n pieces (from now on I will only ever use these scissors, cute or what?!).

This little dude was made with one of the pillow box bases for the Crafty Angels "Anything but a Card" challenge:

Thanks for the inspiration girls!

I'm now in the midst of getting painty with one of these frames and I'm having myself some seriously good PaperMania fun...never thought I'd be writing that...


Those mini candy canes appear to be strangely addictive...on Monday I bought 80 of the things...I now have about 20 left...just think of all the small children's teeth I'm saving by eating them myself though...really, my not sharing is a good thing... ;)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Not another damn frog...

...I know I've kissed my fair share ;)

It seems like an age since I joined in with any challenges and as soon as I saw the latest Anyone for Anya "Getting round to it"challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do - spotty, dotty paper and this darling li'l princess :)

Princess Ava is in stock at Dies to Die For - run and buy her cos she's gorgeous!!!

Thanks for the challenge inspiration girlies!


It's challenge time...

...over at Stampavie and for this one we're creating a scene (yeah, nothing new there for me!).

I've used the scrummy li'l Penguin and Tree from the Gillian Roberts Christmas range and a fence stamp I found neglected in my stash (think it's a Magnolia one).

You can see the other DT's yummy examples and get the deets for the challenge here - don't forget there's a secret prize on offer :)


Penguin and Tree and the delish MME Colourful Christmas papers are on sale at Dies to Die For - do check out todays offers while you're there!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A big, big, biggest thank you... everyone for the lovely comments and emails I've received over the past few weeks - you really are all fantabulous :)

However, I've really come along to share this li'l cutie with you:

He'll be hitting all the bestest stamp shops (alongside some of his very sweet friends) very, very soon.

And no, I couldn't resist that shockingly bad sentiment... ;)


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A li'l explanation...

...for my prolonged absence...

As most of you know, apart from the odd one-liner from the Horror's that I share, this blog is pretty much all about craft. I don't usually share 'real life' on here 'cos I'm sure you all get as sick of 'real life' as I do...I figure it's way more fun to aahhh over pretty paper and giggle over the nuttiness of my children!

However, every now & then something happens that you feel you must share, as much to explain to all your incredibly wonderful blog buddies as anything else. Because I have had some truly caring messages this week checking that I'm OK and it's really...humbling almost to know that people care.

Last week my beautiful Nan died. She wasn't ill a terribly long time and she had almost all of her children with her at the end. It was, for want of a better description, a 'good' death.

She was a truly inspirational woman and I know that if we'd met as peer's I would've made her be my friend - she was incredibly talented with a needle and thread, had a wicked sense of humour and her shoe obsession rivalled even mine (her collection was passed on to me around 10 years ago when she had to admit that snakeskin cone-heeled beauties circa. 1943 would look far better on me than on an 80 yr old - she took it with good grace...;))

The funeral is on Friday and I'm hoping that next week I'll have some craftiness to show you - in the mean time, those of you who took time to let me know you cared, thank you. It really did mean a lot.


The photo is Nan and the li'l Horror (when he really was li'l!). It's definitely a fave :)

Thursday, 29 October 2009


...I love this li'l High Hopes fella - although as my budding Welsh Nationalist son pointed out to me, I really should've coloured him red... ;)

I've left the card super simple, I kinda like it :)

Paper can be found
here, Cardstock here, PROMarkers here and all the gorgeous High Hopes are here :)


Monday, 26 October 2009

T'is Monday again!!!

So it's my last ATS day :(

A big thank you to Amy and Christine for giving me the honour of playing with the stamps - you know I've loved it!


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Heya peeps...

...I have few post's scheduled for the next week cos I'm away and not planning on going anywhere a 'puter :) I'm still rather amazed at myself for this tiny bit of organisation!

This was a total "I feel like making something" kinda card - it wasn't for any challenge or a piece of DT work, it was just an "I wanna play card". Hope you likey :)
Have a good half term all, I'll see ya when I get back!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Hey Ruffles...

Yet another speedy post, this time to show you a li'l Stampavie card...

Oooooh, check out that dodgy photo editing...

Pretty quick & simple - one li'l Ruffles stamp, a few PROMarkers, some MME scraps, some ribbon and a handful of buttons - easy peasy! (Ruffles can be found here at Dies to Die For)

Do go check out the latest Stampavie challenge - I've been tidying up all my pics on my 'puter and can't actually find the card I made for the challenge, I'll add it asap! There's a fab secret prize on offer for someone lucky :)

See y'all soon!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Another ATS Monday...'s my next coupl'a All That Scraps cards for my GDT spot...aaaaaaaw, such cuties!

Is it just me or did Blogger shrink picture sizes? Don't they just seem tiny at the mo? Click on 'em if you wanna see a bit more detail :)

I'll come back and add details as soon as I can - as some of you know, real life is kicking it's way into bloggy time at the mo, hopefully I'll have more time very soon :)


Eeeeeek - I lost everyone's links when I installed the new blog template :( I'll get everyone back as soon as I can!