Wednesday 30 June 2010

Geek at the Beach...

Ooh! Ooh! Love this geeky gal called "Gillian at the Beach" from Prairie Fairy. She's been coloured with ProMarkers with her cozzie & specs glazed. The backing papers are from the  Polka Dots stack by Wild Rose Studio. Entering it at -
Daisy Doodles - Summertime
Digital Tuesday - Summertime
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate Summer!
Rosie Dees - Summer Birthday
Simple Doodles - Fun in the Sun
Creative Cottage - Summer Surprise

Tuesday 29 June 2010

RAK for Bella (By Oliver)

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a RAK for a young lady called Bella Tucker, see her story here Well now there's a call to make cards for Bella & a series of blog hops over at Scrap Stamp and be Merry  and this is the gorgeous card my Oliver has made for her with a lovely message written inside by Sophie. The digi is Fat Mice from Bugaboo Stamps & coloured with ProMarkers. Hope you can join in XX

Monday 28 June 2010

Craft Party Finished Products

So this was the result of yesterdays Craft Party, keychains made by Sof n' the Gang!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 24 - Inky Fingers

This is my DT card for this fortnights challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. The challenge is to use ink/stains/mists of some sort on your design. You can keep it minimal such as edging around your card or really go to town and make backgrounds. Although promarkers and copics are ink they'll only be valid if you do something other than colour your image in with them such as colouring flowers or ribbons to match or making your own backgrounds.
The challenge is being sponsored by The Stampman who is offering one lucky, lucky Bloggeroony £10 to fritter in their lovely shop, where at the momento P&P is FREE!!!!
So, for my card I've used Sailboat, Pool & Silver Adirondack alcohol inks on glossy card to create the "splodgy" sea & sky background by simply adding a few spots of each colour on the applicator tool. The gorgeous image is a digi from Tiddlyinks coloured with ProMarkers and mounted onto the background with foam pads, the tree has been stamped out again & decoupaged. The whole image has clear Sakura & glitter-glue highlights.
Entering it at -
Die Cut Dreams - Life's a Beach
Our Creative Corner - Blues & Greens
Passion for ProMarkers - Your favourite Things (Being by the sea!)
Peartree Designs - Summer loving


This was the scene BEFORE Sophie (in the blue) & her friends got started at their Crafting Party yesterday. They all made keychains that I got from Scrap Revolution for their bags. I'm in the middle of glazing their fabulous creations for added protection & will try & post an AFTER photo later. The "scene" after wasn't the carnage I expected & they all seemed to really enjoy their Crafting Day - def' recommend this as a party option as it kept them entertained for over 3 hours & it was so easy to set up!

Donna's Den Challenge No.2

Woah! What a great response we had to our first challenge over at Donna's Den and I can't believe challenge No.2 is here already. This time it's a sketch with a £10 voucher to spend in Donna's shop Donna's Den of Crafts as the fab prize!! Onto my card...well...the image is a Lilybean Fairy beauty from Pollycraft Designs, coloured with ProMarkers, mounted onto a scalloped circle using my nesties and the papers are more gorgeousness from Making Memories Fabulous Maddi collection. Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's work & good luck!! 

Sunday 27 June 2010

Happy 13th Birthday Sophie!!!!!!!!!

Say "Cheese!!!" Yay...Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Tis our Sophie "Soupdragons" Birthday TODAY!!!! The Braces Girl digi is from Hambo Stamps and is quite apt since Sof' had a brace fitted a month ago. I've added gems,cruelly, to highlight them. Must dash, crafting party in full swing!!! Have a great day everyone XX

Saturday 26 June 2010

Happy 13th Birthday-Eve Sophie!!!

Can't believe our Sophie is 13...YES! 13 tomorrow!! Feel so old...weep! weep! This card is from her Nanny Bromley but made by me. The ever-so-gorgeous digi is Gossmere from Tiddlyinks, check out their stamps!!!!! Coloured with pink ProMarkers, mounted onto Doodlebug paper with mini punched-out flowers. Entering it at -
Raise the Bar - Evening Theme
Crafty Catz - Let's Go Digital
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Nice n' Girly
Bee-Crafty - Pink & Girly

Friday 25 June 2010


Another quick posting today as I've got so much to do & so little time. It's our Sophies 13th Birthday this weekend & she's having a wee Crafting party with a bunch of mates. Yes! I'm sacrificing some of my's not gonna be easy watching it being chopped, hacked & torn...tissues poised for a secret sniffle.
Todays offering is another cutie, stamp from Lili of the Valley coloured with Sakura glitter & ProMarkers pens with punched out butterflies. Entering it at -
Bee-crafty - Pink n' Girly
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Nice & Girly
Creative Craft Challenge - Stamp it Up
Fussy and Fancy - Monochromatic and Wings!
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar n' Spice
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - CAS

Thursday 24 June 2010


Thank goodness England won's too hot here to even leave the house to try & emigrate!!
This card nearly beat me!! A request for a "young" man of 80 who is an ex-trampoliner. The image was off word, the numbers were glitter peel-offs mounted onto card & coloured with ProMarkers and the backing paper is from the Making Memories Fabulous Meg collection that I got from Gotta Craft. Entering it at -
Rosie Dees Challenge - Blue (with the option of fish!)
Charisma Cardz - Project for a Guy
By the Cute and Girly - Something Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (blue entry)
ABC Challenge - Xtra dimension

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Come on England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blimey! If England don't win their World Cup Football game today I'm emigrating (Anyone gotta spare room ready?) This bizarre card was a request from my crazy hairdresser for one of her friends (don't ask!!). The backing paper is from Doodlebug, the sentiment (again, don't ask!) is run thru' my Cuttlebug with a scalloped, circle nestie with gem highlights and the footballs are peel-offs mounted onto white card. 

Tuesday 22 June 2010


I've made this card for my OH's mate Frankie. The digi is from Lost in Paper Scraps and has been coloured with ProMarkers and backed onto co-ordinating papers from Making Memories Fabulous collection that I got from Gotta Craft. Gotta dash myself today...behind with everything! XX

Monday 21 June 2010

Wake Up!!!!!

Today I've had a go at Paper Piecing - on this card it's the armchair. All papers are from the scrummy Basic Grey Cappella collection & the digi, coloured with ProMarkers, is from Digistamp Boutique. A few glittery highlights with a clear sakura pen & silver glitter glue. Entering it at -
Character Cafe - Paper Piecing
Digistamp Boutique - June Competition
One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys
Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Colours (Chocolate & pistachio)

Sunday 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day!

You know when your children do something that gives you such a lump in your throat you can't speak...well this is one of those moments. These cards were made by Oliver & Sophie for their Dad for Father's Day. The BBQ Dragon (Olivers) is a digi from Doodle Dragon - Dustin Pike, coloured with ProMarkers & cut out & mounted with foam pads (the message he wrote inside is a real tear jerker!). The Cheesey card was all Sophies idea, she covered a card with a yellow Basic Grey paper (not sure which collection, poss' June Bug) and then used a circle punch to cut out the cheesey holes. I help a little bit with the circles in the middle coz she needed to use a craft knife (I feared loss of blood would change it from Swiss cheese to Edam!!). The font is called Accent Swiss Cheese. Well done kids!!! Entering them at -
CAS-Tastic Challenges - Father's Day (Entering the Dragon Card)
Crafty Catz - Shaped Cards (Entering the Cheese card)
Doodle Dragon - Father's Day
Fab n' Funky - Father's Day

Friday 18 June 2010

Alcohol...I mean...Alcohol Inks!!

Yay! My first ever card using alcohol inks. The Fairy on Tiptoe stamp is from the ever so gorgeous Lili of the Valley, coloured with ProMarkers with Sakura glitter pen highlights. She's mounted onto a scalloped circle using my nesties & Cuttlebuglet. The flowers were made by "splodging" (technical term!!) Raspberry, Purple Twilight & Watermelon alcohol inks that I got from Inkylicious onto glossy card and then hiring Oliver (who was paid handsomely with a Nobbly Bobbly ice-lolly!) to sit and punch teeny flowers using a Woodcraft punch. Trust me! Kids will do anything for a Nobbly-Bobbly - Try it!! Entering it at -
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Sunshine Inspired
Crazy 4 Challenges - Colour Combo C4C41
Fussy and Fancy - Monochromatic and something with wings!
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes with a dash of purple!

Thursday 17 June 2010

Hey Baby!

Another cutesie baby girl from Lili of the Valley. You can't help but get ever so slightly Addicted to these gorgeous stamps! The paper used for the background & punched out flowers is from the Papermania  Henbury Lane collection with wee gem centres added. Coloured with...go on... take a guess...!!
Entering it at -
Creative Card Crew - Thank You

Wednesday 16 June 2010

RAK for Bella

Hi everyone.I would ask you to all pop over to Stamp Something Challenge where there is an appeal to get involved in a Hop & to consider a RAK for a little girl called Bella Tucker. Bella is 8 years old & developed a serious illness on Easter. Although the survival rate was very low, she was a brave fighter and made it through a 5 day coma. Unfortunately, she lost her arms and legs to the disease. To see Bella's story please click here If you would like to send Bella a card her address is:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry NH
03053 USA

Father's Day Card No. 1,265,976

EUGH!! I have been forced against my will to make a number of Father's Day cards for men who support Arsenal (the clue's in the name!!). For those who don't know, the boys in our house are Chelsea fans so I've had to make these in the shed!! The digi is another one of George from Charmed Cards and Crafts, he was originally a referee but I've adapted his top. The footballs are peel-offs mounted onto white card & cut out. His boots are decoupaged & glazed. Entering it at -
Busy Beauties - Anything Goes
Cards For Men Father's Day
Creative Iinspirations - One for the Boys!
Cupcake Craft - One for the Boys!
Dotties-Wonderful-World - Father's Day
Just Us Girls - Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss - For the Boys
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - A TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS!
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the Guys

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Gawn Fishin'

A quickie today as I've truckloads to do...eek!
This digi is George from Charmed Cards and Crafts and comes as part of a set with George in a variety of leisurely activities! Coloured with ProMarkers, glazed, decoupaged the fish & mounted on to papers from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection. Entering it at -
Dotties World - Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T. - Father's Day
Cards for Men - Father's Day
Creative Craft - For the Man in Your Life
Totally Gorjuss - For the Boys

Monday 14 June 2010

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 23 - Cards for Men

So this is first card as a proud member of the DT over at Crafty Cardmakers. I'm honoured to have been asked to join the gang - Thank you Ladies!!!
This week it's Cards for Men, so I've made a card to fit a variety of "Manly" occasions. All papers used are from the new, gorgeous Basic Grey Cappella collection mounted onto card with the bottom corners rounded off. The shirts are an origami pattern that I found in a magazine but there are a variety of videos on You Tube showing a slightly different technique...dead easy!
So that's me done...don't forget to check out the rest of the lovely DTs cards too over at Crafty Cardmakers. There's a great prize on offer - a gift voucher to spend at Joanna Sheens online lucky, lucky peeps!!!
Entering it at -
Cupcake Craft - One for the Boys
Pear Tree Designs - Father's Day

Donna's Den of Crafts - Challenge 1 - Happy Birthday

Trumpets!!! Fanfare!!!  Scissors poised...ribbon cut!! We now declare Donnas Den of Crafts 1st Challenge...OPEN!!! 
So this is it...our first challenge...huge excitement. Challenges will run fortnightly and our first is to make a Birthday Card (Phew! Easy one to break us in gently!)
Donna has very kindly given the DT some fab goodies from her shop also called Donnas Den of Crafts to use. This gorgeous backing paper is from the Smirk Naughty but Nice collection and it's flittered with glitter (saves me a job). The butterflies were punched from a different sheet from the same collection and their wings curled and raised with foam pads. The cute little rabbit brad is also from a Smirk set. The digi stamp is Dani & Friends from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with ProMarkers and glazed.
So please join us at Donnas Den of Crafts, there's a fab prize on offer and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT!!
Entering it at -
Crafty Creations - Childs Play
Our Creative Corner - Gotcha Cornered
Passion for ProMarkers - Pink Birthday
Quirky Crafts - Summer
Busy Beauties Creations - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Nice & Girly
Just Us Girls - Use a Digi

Sunday 13 June 2010

Father's Day Card (No.1)

It's that brilliant BIG GUY GRILLING digi again from the amazing Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with PM's with various bits decoupaged, highlighted with glitter sakura & glazed. The backing paper is from the Papermania Rose Garden collection & the leaves punched from lime bazzill card using my Nellie Snellen branch punch.  Entering it at -  
C.R.A.F.T. - Father's Day / Men's card
Cards For Men - Father's Day
Creative Craft - For the Man in Your Life
Magical Crafts - Father's Day / Something for a Man
Stamp Something Challenge - Happy Somethings!
Totally Gorjuss - For the Boys

Thursday 10 June 2010

Sweet 16!!

Blimey! That seems such a long time ago...being 16.
Todays card was made using a digi from a set called Dani & Her Friends from Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with my beloved ProMarkers with glazed highlights. The background paper is from Basic Greys Kioshi collection...this has the most beautiful, flowery, delicate papers hurt to use them!! Must buy a second pad just to stroke!! The butterflies were punched from a plain (hardly PLAIN!) sheet from the same set, their wings curled, mounted on foam pads & silver gems added. Entering it at -
ABC Challenge - Weather (Summers day)
Bee-crafty - Bloomin' Marvellous!
My Time to Craft - Xtra Special
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Raise the Bar - Celebrate Summer
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Handmade Embellishment

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Bunny Zoe's Crafts New Monthly Challenge

There's a new monthly Challenge group starting up next Monday 14th over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and they want YOU to come on over & join in the fun! The Challenge will be held every 2nd Monday of the month so put the date in your diary & spread the word too!!

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Aloha! And a Reminder!

Hey Fellow Bloggeroonies! Don't forget the new challenge bloglet that starts next Monday 14th over at Donnas Den of Crafts...all very exciting!!

Todays offering is using some of my new crafty stash from Donnas Den of Crafts. All the papers used here are from the Smirk - Naughty but Nice collection. These papers are gorgeous and many of them are flittered with glitter. I've used 2 types here, the background & the mini-punched out flowers + the stripey scalloped circle is cut out using my nestie. Each flower has a mini pink gem centre. The friends hugging are from Jollynation. Entering it at -
A Spoonfull of Sugar  - Floral Delights
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Dazzle Us
Paperplay Challenge - Flowers & Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Fun Fun Fun (summer fun with your pals)
Pixie Dust Studio - Punch it Out

Monday 7 June 2010

Not responsible!!

Can I just say that most cards I make carry the wording chosen by others and I am in no way responsible for any repercussions!! In this case it's for a much loved (?) Mother-in-law (ouch!). This fab image is from Mo's Digital Pencil  but I've overlaid the broomstick brush-end with the chosen banner message. Some folk live dangerously!! I've got to make another card for this poor woman with just a broomstick!! Anyway...gulp... she's been coloured with ProMarkers & her hat, cauldron and cat mask have been printed out again, decoupaged and glazed. Entering it at -  
Rosie Dees Challenge - Fairytales (always a witch about!)

Thursday 3 June 2010


I'm just loving my new stamps from Lili of the Valley, this one's called Rosie Posy and it's for a friends Mum. She's been coloured with ProMarkers  and mounted onto scalloped circles using my Nesties & Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The flowers are peel-offs on white card, with curled edges & pink gem centres. The background paper is from my new stash of goodies called In Love with Japan from Wild Rose Studio that I got from The Glitterpot. Entering it at -
Quirky Crafts - Girly Girl
Pixie Dust Studio - Going Round & Round (nestie shapes)
Lil Red Wagon - Altered Embellishment (peel-off)
Cupcake Craft - Summer Delights (pastel colours & flowers)
Colour Create - Pink & Blue
Charisma Cardz - Flowers

Wednesday 2 June 2010

Stark Raving Bonkers!!!


What is going on? Has the world gone stark raving Bonkers!!! I'm chuffed to have been invited to join a new Design Team with its first fortnightly challenge starting on the Monday14th June over at Donnas Den of Crafts. Donna has her own craft shop (Lucky Girl!!) also called Donnas Den of Crafts with loads of lovely goodies to tempt you.  It's all very exciting and I hope you can join us!!

Donnas Den of Crafts - 14th June 2010

Tuesday 1 June 2010

Hero Time!

Haven't posted much lately as I've had a headache the size of a planet for a week, the medication I was prescribed had "Headaches" listed as Common Side-Effects My headache has now turned to headspasms and now I've discovered that I can only use the computer if I sit low to the ground sitting on a bean-bag! I only type a dozen words before cramp kicks in & I have to shake my arms about like a woman- possessed!! Making cards whilst lying on yer back ain't easy either. Now today I have ruddy hayfever-type-symptoms, tissues everywhere & a Rudolph-nose in June!! Oh for heavens sake someone give me a Slap!! Managed to make this card between the's Super George from Charmed Cards and Crafts decoupaged & coloured with ProMarkers & glazed. Entering it at -
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Blue & Green
Colour Create  - Soft Green & Aqua
Crafty Catz - The boyz Are back
Dare u 2 Digistamp - One for the boys
PaperPlay - Up in the Air (Things that can fly!)
Passion for ProMarkers - Book (Mine would be Superman)

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