Friday, 31 July 2009

Owl be there...

Heehee - yep, it's another of the Forest Friends! They're just too stinkin' cute for me to resist... ;) {please note however, that I've not used any October Afternoon or Cosmo Criket...t'is a miracle I tell ya!}

Forest Friends li'l owl & sentiment, Crate Paper pp, Making Memories flowers & button, EK Success border punch, bits of twine & cardstock from stash

Tracy from Dies to Die For is away on her hols today, but there are some MS punch restocks just arrived. Because you'll have to wait a li'l bit for them they've all been reduced, the border punches are just £14!!!! - head on over & grab a bargain!

Happy Friday,

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Life is just a bowl of cherries...

We're getting a li'l fruity over at CCT this week...

Head on over here to see the fabbiness from the rather excellent DT & for a chance to win a rather gorge prize from this weeks sponsor Digital Delights :)


One li'l RAK on it's way to...

...Bernie, who was first to comment - email me - - with your deets hun & I'll get the li'l secret box on its way to you :)

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

It's a RAK...

It's girly & pretty and I had lots of messy, painty fun making it...

I've filled it with ribbons, some buttons and maybe a flower or two...

If you'd like it leave me a comment... ;)

Nuts about you...

The Roses on Paper challenge for this week is "A Little Love" - they wannna see hearts on you card :)

So I dug out a li'l chipboard heart to go with this very cute trio & their nutty sentiment!

Only a quick post - I'll be back later - I'm late for work already!

Mucho hilarity when big Horror spotted yesterdays card.
"Snowflakes are
gently falling?" Said he, reading the sentiment on the card. "If a snowflake came outta the sky that was bigger than your head do you think there'd be anything gentle about it? Hmmmmmm, do you?"
He has a point...

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I have a confession peeps...I've had this gorgeous little stamp set for a long time, but have only just got around to inking it up...I have already made another card with one of the other stamps though, so I think I can be forgiven!

Only a quick post today, I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks RAK :)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Blossom Blooms & Baby Boys...

First up is a card using the very cute Louis with Heart from Wild Rose Studio - isn't he a darlin'?!
This was made with leftover bits from the Tantrum card {which we shall never, ever speak of again - K?}...

The gorgeously sweet new Christmas stamps are now available & can be found here :)

I've had a few peeps ask about the "flowers" that are croppin' up on my cards at the mo - these are sooooooo easy to make, it doesn't even warrant me making a tutorial, but thanks to those who asked for one :) I use Blossom Nesties - not sure who's got what in stock right now, but Stamp Galaxys' selection are here, Dies to Die For are here - but they look just as good with the plain ol' circles.

Chop the sizes you want, ink them, give them a bit of a scrunching & stick them all together - easy peasy!

And who wants a peek of this weeks RAK {told ya I'd have another for you asap!}...K, just a li'l peeksie...;)


Saturday, 25 July 2009

Tears and tantrums...

Sooooooo, who thought it'd be a really good idea to try & cut a star out of chipboard with a long past retirement age Sizzix machine & a skinny li'l die she found in a drawer?


As if...

But just in case you were thinking of doing this, I'd have to warn you not to - the resulting crack as a bit of said Sizzix machine falls off followed by howls of rage from the person doing the cutting {which may then be followed by howls of laughter from anyone else in the room}, is not terribly nice...

The Dutch Dare challenge for this week is Dies & Punches - lots of fab inspiration from the DT as always {and I bet none of them broke a die cutter in the process of making their card...}, thanks for the {very challenging} challenge girls!


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Eeny, meeny, miney, mo...

...Vicky was first, so to you it will go... :)

Email me your details hun & I'll get it in the post to you - everyone else, thanks for joining in & all your very sweet words, keep a lookout - I might just have something else for you very soon... ;)

It's a RAK...

I have the biggest stash of paper bags. I used to make a lot of paper bag albums - I love the way something so ordinary can be turned into something so extraordinary - it's cool don't ya think?

Anyway, time isn't quite as kind as it used to be & making an entire 12 page paper bag book in a night just aint gonna happen, so I compromised with myself & made a paper bag card :)

Lots & lots of Dies to Die For yummies have been used on this - Gretel & Heidi can be found here, MME Bloom & Grow paper packs are here, Bazzil is here, buttons here and loadsa punches & ProMarkers here... :)

Remember how obsessed I was with this pp when it was first released? To the point where I searched out a blog template that used it? Heehee :) I still lubs it...

I love this stamp - it sums up my attempts at creating perfectly...

So yeah, the RAK...well it's this paper bag card. I've filled the li'l pocket at the back with goodies {images, embellies & schtuff} - if you'd like it to be yours just leave me a comment!


Tuesday, 21 July 2009

And the winner is...

Soooooo, Random.Org 's been consulted {how the frick do I post the actual results? Anyone know?} and it gave me number 9 which is....................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................Riet!!! Biggest congrats honey, let me know your details - email - and I'll get your goodies in the post to you :)

Thanks to everyone who joined in {and a big thank you to Emma for the goodies she donated to the candy box} - I'll leave you with a peek of a li'l RAK I have ready to give out tomorrow... :)


Monday, 20 July 2009

Crimes against Lego...

...I found him stood next to the TV and he was just too funny not to share...poor li'l Lego Indiana...I'm especially lovin' the teeth marks - proof that someone actually bit his head off...since neither Horror has 'fessed up to the crime these teeth marks are highly useful evidence...heehee

Here's a li'l peeky of a card I just blogged over at Toodles & Binks - head on over here to see it all :)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Slugs n snails...

Love this li'l High Hopes fella - there's definitely an air of li'l Horror about him!
I was using the latest CPS sketch for this card, but upon going back now for a peek I realised I've put the button on the wrong side - oh well, we'll just say I've mirrored the sketch, shall we? ;)

High Hopes stamp, 3 Bugs in a Rug pp and Bazzill card stock all from Dies to Die For.

Loved Harry P last night - yes, big Horror was suitably bribed, although after he told everyone around us in the Que to get in not only who the Half Blood Prince was, but also who cops it in the end, I kinda wished I had gone on my own...


Friday, 17 July 2009

School's out for summer...

...and here's the very quick card I made for the big Horrors teacher - love this li'l Wild Rose Studio cutie!

Off to watch the Half Blood Prince tonight, I just need to convince the big Horror that he wants to come along with me. It's one thing being a 30 year old saddo who wants to go watch Harry Potter on a Friday night, but quite another actually admitting it... ;)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Christmas in July? Seriously?

I'm the kinda person who starts thinking about Christmas on Christmas Eve...

So yeah - I struggled like mad to make a card for this weeks CCT challenge and after pulling apart many failed attempts, I gave up & made a tag!

Go have a peek at all the DT yummies here - they obviously didn't share my problem!
Oh & a word of warning - I enjoyed the tag making so much I already have a few more ready to share - what is it with this obsessiveness of mine?!


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Hey Pixie...

Hmmmmm, this first li'l pixie is for this weeks Papertake challenge - yeah, Dawny's sketch does seem to have got lost in translation somewhere... ;)

The next li'l pixie is for Tilda & Friends - we have a recipe for your ATC's this week, hop on over for a peek :)