Friday, 28 May 2010

Little note book!

Hiya, I thought that you may like to have a little peep at a notebook I made (well covered)for one of our online classes bingo winners.I have used the "Cottage Wall" papers and the new Razzleberry ink & ribbon. I was so annoyed about my wonky B & O, i did use my positioner so not sure what happened! I call it a design feature! LOL Hopefully the winner will like it and the other goodies I have sent! See you soon xxx

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Say hello to Molly Moo!

This is one of the classes that I created for the last round of online classes. It is a 12x12 layout with a double slider element on it. The picture is of one of my best friends daughter, Molly. She is such a beautiful little girl and a joy to scrap. This is it with the slider shut: and here it is with the double slider element open! The papers are Pink Flamingo from Stampin' Up! and the title is made with the schoolbook sefif alphabet, which I love! Another short day at work for me today, I might pop down to The Range in Worthing later as I have finally chosen my wallpaper for the feature wall in the lounge! I will show and tell tomorrow!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Yum Yum Pigs Bum!

This is the wallpaper that I have chosen for my feature walls in the lounge. We are starting to redecorate in a couple of weeks and being the most indecisive person in history it does take me a while to make decorating decisions.I was wavering between brown & lime or brown and turquoise. Lime & Chocolate won!I have ordered a carpet in Mocha and we already have a chocolate/Beige sofa so hopefully it will all go in okay. All I need now is come lime accessories and I am done. Give us a few weeks to get it sorted but I will show and tell when we are finished.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Ohhhhhh how exciting!

I am really fortunate to be on the design team for for Papercraft Essentials & this month I am on the cover!!! (there is always a little buzz when I achieve this!) My commission was to use the free stamps that are given away with the mag, a little challenging as they are not my normal style but they are really cute and great to colour in! I'll pop back tomorrow and show you one of my projects from this round of online classes. Have a happy Monday, I have a short day at work today then more work on some super secret projects!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

WOWSER what a scorcher we are having! I had such a lovely day yesterday, a trip to the shops, a catch up with a few friends, a spot of gardening, and a fabby family BBQ. Now onto the latest Stamp With Us challenge, it is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we have used for our inspiration: & this is the card that I have made: I have used the "Say it with scallops" stamp set along with the new "Cottage wall" papers. The ribbon is the new Razzleberry polka dot and the flowers are made using the boho blossoms punch. I am pleased how this has turned out even though it is super plain and simple! Sorry I have been missing in action recently, I am settling into my new job but it is all a bit of struggle at the moment fitting everything in. Hopefully things will get a little easier soon! Right I am off now as I am having a scoot round the local boot sale! Ohhhhhh I love a bargain! Have a lovely day and catch up with you soon!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Just because I care........Friday Sketchers Challenge

Good morning everyone, this is a card that I have made for a special friend of mine, she is having a really horrid time at the moment and just wanted to remind her that I am here if she needs anything!

I have followed the sketch over at Friday Sketchers challenge blog. I have used SU's Flight of the Butterfly stamp set with "Tea & Crumpets" papers, I wasn't too keen on these papers but now I have used them a bit they are growing on me. SU papers have a habit of looking fantastic in real life but not the idea book this is certainly one of them! The butterflies are done in So Saffron & Chocolate chip ink, I haven't used the butterflies with this colour combo before and I think I quite like it!

See you all soon.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Driving By With A Birthday Hi! Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Good morning everyone, I thought I would show you the birthday card that I made for my Dads birthday . It also fits in with the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which was to make something for someone special! I think my Dad fits into the special category!

It was actually his birthday in April but I forgot to photo the card so I made him give it back LOL ( I did return it after I had photographed it!).

I have used the SU "Loads of Love" stamp set matched with the schoolbook serif alphabet stamps. The "Dad" is a little wonky but hey ho, he liked it.

Right I had better toodle pip, I am off to work today (still sounds odd saying it!) so had better not be late!

See you soon x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Would you believe it!!!!!

I nearly had the fright of my life whilst gardening, I heard quacking and looked round and saw two ducks on the shed roof!!!! We live in a built up area and this was quite a surprise! The cats didn't know what to do with themselves, I think they fancied duck for dinner.............I grabbed the camera and took a pic to show Mr Wonka as I knew he wouldn't believe Donald & Daisy duck popped by to say hello! Just thought I would share as I know you like to hear snippets of my sometimes random life! See you soon xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 100th Birthday!

I can hardly believe that this is the Penny Black 100th Challenge!!!! Where has the time gone???? This is the one challenge (other than Stamp With Us) that I always try to join in with! This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge and here is the card I have made:

I have used one of my bargain Penny Black stamps that I brought at the second hand sale on Saturday! I love it!

I have used some old Paper Salon papers with some card stock from my stash! The greeting is a SU stamp and I have finished it off with some gems.

I'm up to my eyes in commissions this week and next week but I will try and add some bits here and there!

See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Puddy Cat card!

This is a little notelet that I made for a friend this week, actually I made it for a friends cat!!!! I know, I'm mad as a bag of frogs! I have used a Penny Black cat stamp and teamed it with some SU paper & Really Rust Card. I hope that Bella likes it!! See you soon xxx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Yum Yum Pigs Bum!

These are the super choccy wonkie cupcakes that I made for the craft sale on Saturday! They were vanilla sponge with chocolate frosting, as the title says, yum yum pigs bum! Mr Wonka was very unhappy though as they all went and I didn't even bring one home for him! Opps!

I do take commisions for cupcakes in the local area (West Sussex) so if you have any parties or small gatherings coming up I would be happy to give you a no obligation quote!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Penny Black challenge card, I am really really making an effort to get a few more of the challenges done!

See you tomorrow! xxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Sale update with pics!

I thought that you might like to see a couple of pics from the second hand craft sale that we held on Saturday.There were so many bargains, Penny black stamps for £1 and cricut cartridges for£5!!!! Everyone managed to grab a bargain! We all had a lovely time even though after a busy morning the afternoon was pretty quiet. As predicted we spent most of our takings buying off each other! My mum was the char lady, here she is next to her "Carole's Cafe" sign! She kept everyone supplied with tea and coffee and with her 9 out of 10 sponge cakes! (She only got 9 out of 10 as she lost a mark for not having more!) She was also selling Mrs Wonka cupcakes which i will share with you all tomorrow. All in all a good day was had by all, so good in fact we are going to do it all again later in the year! I'll keep you posted! Have a happy Monday!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Stamp With Us colour challenge!

It's time for another Stamp With Us challenge, I can't believe how quickly the last 2 weeks have gone! I have finished my training and am now a fully qualified post office clark! I love it and get to stamp and stick all day too! YEAH
This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and this is the pic that we were asked to used for our inspiration & here is the card that I have created:
I couldn't make up my mind if it was a blue of violet hut, I went with blue in the end. I have used SU dotty papers from the hostess pad and a greeting from the "Fun & Fastnotes" stamp set. The star is an SU punch as is the scallop edge! I am having a lazy day today after the craft sale yesterday, I will post some pics tomorrow for you! Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge

It has been a while since I have entered one of the Papertake Weekly challenges. I do love Dawnys sketches so couldn't resist this one!

I have used a really really really old clear set of stamps called "Lazy Days" which is full of cats which is perfect for the special lady I have made this for! (well actually she loves dogs more than cats but I didn't have any dog images!)

We have had more fun and games with the naughty Arthur as he went missing again last week for 3 days! NAUGHTY BOY! He did smell a little of garage so I guess he was locked in one somewhere, I don't think he will ever learn!! The papers are from the SU Flamingo range and the greeting is from the "Fun & Fastnotes" stamp set. The silver brads are SU and the white glitter brads are from my stash. I am off to the craft sale in a bit, I have packed up all my stuff and am waiting for hubby to load the car! All the details are in the previous post so come and say hello if you can! See you soon xxx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Craft Sale Reminder!

Just a quick reminder about the second hand craft sale that is taking place tomorrow we have 12 stalls selling second hand, new and nearly new craft items. Come and grab yourself a bargain!
PLACE: St Francis Church Hall, Balcolme Road, Horley, Surrey
TIME: 10am - 3pm
It is free entry and there will be refreshments available. See you there!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a massive fan of Penny Black stamps, and I love it when I get a chance to join in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge I have a friend who is having to make some tricky decisions over the next week or so, so I have combined the challenge and made her this to remind her that I am here for her!

I have used kraft card & plum paper, the challenge was to use punches and I have used a circle scallop and two different circle punches so I meet the criteria for this.

I have got 3 commissions on the go at the moment as well as my new part time job so life is keeping me busy busy busy! I will still try to post at least every few days though!

See you soon x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Roll Up Roll Up...................

Just a quick reminder to everyone who is taking part in this round of online classes, I am hosting my live chat and sketch challenge tonight so don't forget to pop in and join in! I may even be giving out some choccy prizes........
See you later! xxx

Monday, 3 May 2010

& We're off..............................

Online classes kicked off last night with our launch party! Monica is posting her 1st project this morning! How exciting!!!! It's still not too late to join in, pop over to for more details! I hope that you are all having a nice bank holiday weekend, we are hoping to have our first BBQ of the year later so lets hope the rain holds off! I will be back soon with some cards! XXX

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Super Soccer Cupcakes!

Well I am pleased to announce that my Nephew has developed his own stunning cupcake making skills! These are the ones that he made for his Daddys birthday. They have white icing and green glitter grass and a football topper! I think they are FAB!!! Daddy was over the moon! The glitter also hid quite a few finger marks! Icing is just too tempting for little fingers! LOL See you soon xxx