Thursday, 30 April 2009

DigiStamp Boutique Shop and Blog Open!

I am so excited to tell you all that Sally-Ann has launched her new website and blog today. I have been so excited for her as she is soooooooooo lovely and super talented too. She has also released some new images today, meet "Olly & Family" They are so cute aren't they, I have fallen in love with them. Pop over and see the Love birds as well, they are soooooooooooooo yummy! I also used SU kraft patterned papers and a Pebbles Inc greeting rub on. I will be back tomorrow with another card.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Ohhhhh Yummy Yummy Free Tutorial

As you will probably all know by now I am on the DT for Stamp With Us . Stamp With Us is a challenge blog that are about to begin their first block of online classes. We wanted to give you a little taste of what to expect from the online classes that launch on 1st May (OMG 5 days to go).To do this we have popped a link to the online class site (ning) to show you the format you will receive for each class/project (a printable pdf ). So pop over to the blog so we can show you how Monica made this delicious box!

There will also be online chat, as well as live challenges over the 2 weeks the classes run and bonus projects too!!!!! It is going to be sooooooooooo much fun and we are really excited about it! If you don't have many Stampin' Up! products, or you haven't become addicted to them (YET! lol )then I just wanted to let you know that any one can join in adapting each project using any products you already own.

If you are still unsure how the online classes will work or would like any further information then please email us on or if you would like to join in then pop over to the blog and click on the top"Buy Now" button!

I hope you can make it! xxx

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Stamp With US Recipe Challenge

Well good morning everyone, this is my entry into the first ever Stamp With Us recipe challenge. The recipe is:
2 x patterned papers,
4 x brads
1 x ribbon
I have made this circle card for my entry.

I have used "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set along with "Sweet Always" papers and pumpkin pie card stock. The ribbon is Chocolate chip and the brads are silver.

Pop over and check out the other DT cards, this is also the last week that you can enter the DT call so pop over and have a go.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge

This is my entry into this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. I always try to join in with this one as I love Dawny's sketches!
I have used Penny Black "Primp" image along with SU papers and card stock, I have added some little heart gems for a little bit of bling! I have been itching to get my hands on this stamp forever and was so pleased to finally get my hands on it!!!!!
I hope that you all enjoy the weekend and hope the sun stays shining!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge Card

Morning everyone! Sorry I haven;t been around for a couple of days! This is my card for this weeks Friday sketchers challenge.

I have used one of Sally-Anns dog downloads and have teamed it with SU chocolate chip cardstock and the "Seeing Spots" stamp set with Close to Cocoa ink. I have used string to embellish and a Pebbles Inc rub on for the greeting.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy Wonka!

Well today is my dads birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!! & here is the card I have made for him, I have followed a sketch from Saturday Sketch challenge for my inspiration.
I have used the Loads of Love SU stamp set and have coloured it in using the SU pens. The papers are from the Rainbow Sherbet range and I have added some stitching around the blue panel (as my sewing machine is on it's best behaviour at the moment)The "Dad" greeting is created using white foam thickers that I have inked with my "Tempting Turquoise" ink pad. I'm so in love with the stamp set and can't wait to experiment a little more with it! I also made Dad some cupcakes for his birthday tea that was held at the weekend, they were lemon sponge with lemon curd and a meringue topping! They were soooooooooo yummy!
They were finished off with some Easter Decorations that I didn't get round to using the week before!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious Sketch Challenge

This is my entry into the Truly Scrumptious sketch challenge. There are some fab DT cards this week so pop over and check them out. A super simple one today, I have used one of my Kraft card blanks (I am in love with these!) and one of Sally-Anns fabby downloads. The papers are all from the SU "Old Olive" designer paper pack. I have finished off by doing a few doodle lines and faux stitching.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Exciting News!!!!!! & Penny Black Sketch Challenge

Sing with me everyone................"I'm so excited and I just can't hide it I'm about to loose control & I think I like it!!!!!!" Why am I so excited..........because I got into the Love to Doodle design team!!!! YEAH!!!!!! I love Sally-Anns designs and am over the moon to be part of her DT I can't wait to get creating for her new website which will be revealed soon! Right now calm...................over the last few weeks I feel that I've been forgetting one if my great loves ..........Penny Black. So this week I was determined to join in with the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday challenge , It was a sketch challenge and here is my card:

I have used one of my fave PB images, I can't get my hands on it though so have to rely on stamped images from my buddy! I have teamed it with SU Bashful Blue designer papers and SU Bashful Blue card stock. I have ruffed all my edges and have stitched as well .....ark at me! The ribbon is also Bashful Blue stripe from the new SU mini catalogue. I have finished off by using the "thank you" stamp from the "oval all" stamp set and matching punches.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Wow I can't believe how quick the last week has gone! This weeks Stamp With Us challenge is a colour challenge and I had to make a card using a picture for inspiration. Pop over and check it out it I really enjoyed doing it! Here is what I came up with: I have used Playful Petals Stamp Set, Crazy for cupcakes stamp set, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa & Creamy Caramel card, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch,& a Scallop Edge Punch. I hope you are all having a FAB weekend back tomorrow....................

Friday, 17 April 2009

Sunglasses at the ready! Dare U 2 Digistamp Challenge

This is my entry to this weeks Dare U 2 Digistamp challenge. It was to use pink and green on your project and I've gone to town!!! Sunglasses at the ready........I have used a grab-a-doodle-do download by the super trooper Sally-Ann. The papers are Doodlebug and the ribbon is from my stash. Sorry I have been AWOL this week I've not been feeling great and everything is taking me 10 times longer than usual! I have been doing some design work for Stamp With Us and have had a magazine commission to finish, it's all very exciting but TOP SECRET I'm afraid.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

An Award!

I just wanted to say thank you to the wonderfully talented Treacle & Suzie Q who passed this award onto me. THANK YOU.

Right here's the hard bit! Passing it on, now I have had a bit of a scoot around and a few of my buddies already have this! So here is my five!






Go and check these ladies out, they make me smile because they are so talented and because they leave lovely comments!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

This is my card for this weeks Stamp With Us challenge. I can't believe the amazing response that they have had in the first week of the challenge and the online classes and retreat are filling up too! It is all SOOOOOOO exciting! The theme was "Birthday" not too taxing for me!

I have used the Confetti Simply Scrappin’ kit, Circle of friendship stamp set, Old olive ribbon, 1 ¼ Circle Punch & Scallop Edge Punch. the whole card was created out of one sheet of A4 card and you would write your message on the enclosed tags.

Please pop over to Stamp With Us and see what fabby creations Natalie and Monica have come up with.

Finally I would like to wish all my blog buddies a very "Happy Easter" so please help yourself as for one day only.........

the Wonka bars are on me!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Fat Cat Dare U 2 Digistamp Challenge

Well as I already told you earlier this week I'm new digi crafting but I can see me getting seriously addicted so much so that I have decided to join in with this weeks Dare u 2 didistamp challenge, the challenge is "Bling" and I think this fits the bill!

The cute fat cat is a download by the very clever Sally-Ann at Grab-a-doodle-do I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I have used a kraft card blank and matted the image onto "Chocolate chip" SU card. I then used a circle template to position the gems and finished it off with some "chocolate chip" SU ribbon.

I'll see you tomorrow with my new Stamp With Us challenge card.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Forever Friends Friday Sketch

This is my entry for the Friday Sketchers challenge, it was to follow a really cool sketch so pop over and have a look! I have made it for one of my bestest buddies who is celebrating their 21st birthday today! Well she said it was 21 but you may need to double it and add a few! LOL

I have used a FF decoupage sheet and co-ordinating FF papers. The flourishes were created with my ever trusty QK die and the greeting is a rub on from my stash. The ovals are created with my new oval punches!

Also I want to say ABOUT TIME TREACLE!!! She has finally jumped into blog land! If you get a mo please pop over and say hi!

I'll see you tomorrow with that cute fat cat card I promiced! xxx

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Hoppy Easter!

Well today is a first for me, up until today I have been a digi virgin! Well you will be pleased to know that I have hopped over the digi fence and am pleased to show you my first ever digistamp card.I have used a download from the super talented Sally Ann at Love to doodle . This set also has the cutest fattest cat in the world on it so watch out for that over the next few days. I have used some dotty paper from my stash and my circle and scallop nestabilities and my oval SU punches. The greeting was created using Doodlebug rub ons. Hopefully this will be the first of many!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card

This is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge, I have twisted the sketch a little but I'm quite happy with the end result. The image is my other new Leanne Ellis stamp I just love them and can't wait for some more to be released. I have coloured it using my water colour pencils and have matted it onto some "Pumpkin Pie" card stock. The brown dots have been created using my "Simply Spots" stamps, stamped in "Chocolate Chip" ink. The frill has been made with "Chocolate Chip" card and a strip of "Sweet Always" paper and a piece of "Pumpkin Pie" ribbon. The flower was made using my circle scallop and circle punches and the greeting is from the "Circle of Friendship" stamp set.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge

I think I may have missed the deadline for this one but thought I would post it anyway! It is for the Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge and I had to follow their sketch for inspiration. I have absolutely cheated here............the image is one of the Penny Black stickers! I found them in my stash and thought I would use one for this challenge. The paper is from my scraps folder (sorry I can't remember what it is called) and I have finished it off with some brads and a rub on greeting. I'll see you tomorrow with a card using another of my Leanne Ellis stamps......................

Monday, 6 April 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge Card

Well well well this is a turn up for the book......I have scuffed my sides!!!!! Tabs will be so proud of me, I pride myself in clean lines and all neat and tidy so today I have decided to go outside my comfort zone and decided that a little scuffing was in order! I though I had been really radical but looking at it now you can hardly see it LOL!
I have used a sketch over on Friday Sketchers for inspiration and one of my new Leanne Ellis stamps. The papers are SU and so is the card stock. I have finished it off with a a few doodle lines.Finally thank you for all my Happy Anniversary well wishes, we had a lovely day together!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Happy Anniversary to me..........

Todays card is for the Cupcake Craft Challenge it is the card that I gave to Mr Wonka this morning as today we celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. The sun is out today like it was on our wedding day and we have a lovely day together planned. I have received a new phone as an anniversary present complete with "our song" programmed in when Mr Wonka calls me. He has also programmed the ring tone as "I've got the golden ticket" when any of my crafty friends call! How cool is I have used the Cupcake sketch for my inspiration and the stamp is by Elzybells. The dots are all Doodlebug papers in Ladybug, Blue Jean and Limeade and the card stock is from my stash. The greeting has been printed & I have added some doodling and rub on hearts to finish off. I hope that you all have a lovely day in the sunshine and I'll be back tomorrow!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Papertake Weekly 1-2-3 Challenge

This is my entry to this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge! You had to follow the following recipe 1 - circle 2 - ribbons 3 - stamps/images. I am being a little cheeky as the circle has been really squashed (to be clear it is not an oval it is a squashed circle lol). It is for my cousin who as you may or may not have already worked out is celebrating his 1st birthday. I know that the paper is from the Basic Grey "Baby Girl" range but I'm not sure what it's called as I had already cut off the name strip, Doh! The "One" is from the Penny Black clear alphabet set and the greetings have been created using Dooodlebug mini alphabet rub ons. I have also used my SU squashed circle punches (lol) and SU ribbon. Finally the brads and buttons are from the BG cupcake range. Thanks for coming and peeping at my blog, I really appreciate all my visitors and comments! x

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Cupcakes, Cats and Classes!

No card today I'm afraid although I have a couple of things to share with you! Firstly I thought that you would like to see the choccy cupcakes that I made for friends that came round last night. They must have been good as there are none left this morning! I used a new recipe out of a lovely new cupcake book that was sent to me by a blogging buddy (thank you again!)

The next is Arthur McGarther, you all loved his super duper dangly legs a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would show one of him super chilled! He does get himself in the most peculiar positions. LOL

Finally have you been over to Stamp with Us today? They have launched their new online classes. It all looks very exciting!!!!!!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Stamp With Us First Challenge Card

Well the day has finally arrived for the launch of the Stamp With Us challenge blog. It is a challenge dedicated to Stampin' Up! products and to enter the challenge you need to use at least 1 SU product. This is the 1st DT I have been asked to go on and I am very nervous today! LOL us crafters and our self doubt! The first challenge is a sketch and this is my interpretation of it: I have used the new "Playful Petals" stamp set for the flower & "Cheer and Wishes" stamp set for the greeting.The card is "Pixie Pink" and "Tempting Turquoise" (such fab names for colours!)and the flower was created using papers from the Petal Party & Rainbow Sherbet ranges. If you haven't been over to the Stamp With Us blog please do, Monica & Natalie's cards are stunning! Just a reminder, they will be making announcements tomorrow and Friday. Wondering what they could be? (The clue is in their logo!) Have a great day, it looks like the suns coming out!