Monday 31 January 2011

Monkeying Around!

Hope you all had a groovy weekend!
Gonna make this another quickie today as I've got a wee order of cards to make before the sun goes down!
This cheeky monkey is from Doodle Dragon, coloured with Promarkers, mounted with foam pads on to papers from the Basic Grey Olivia collection, with handcut, glazed letters & a smidge of glitter!
Have a great day!

Saturday 29 January 2011

Think Outside The Box!

"Think Outside the Box" they said...I've always thought outside the box! Why would I get into a box to do some thinking in the first place!!!!!
A quick posting today as I peruse around Craftland looking for new & exciting goodies.
A New Home card using Tweet Retreat from Two Peas in a Bucket mounted with foam pads onto gorgeous papers from the Basic Grey Indian Summer collection, with glittered, punched flowers with gem centres.

Entering it at -
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Get Punchy!
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It

Friday 28 January 2011

Well Hello There!

Morning you Gorgeous Lot!
Today I bring you Joy, Happiness, Sunshine & a Big Fat Squeeze! Yes...I know they're only words but embrace them! The sun's only just gone & popped its head out of the murk that is the January skies and I feel a skip in my step & a song coming on..."BARMAN! Poor me another!!"
It's friday - Woop! Woop! and my card today is made using my favouritist Sassy Cheryl digi. I've used my beloved Promarkers, the scalloped circle has been cut from Doodlebug Tuttu Fruitti paper as have the weeny punched flowers. They've all got pearl centres, the letters are from basic grey that I've glazed.

Entering it at -
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and / or Flowers
Crafty Catz - Flowers
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly
Stampin' For the Weekend - Getting Warmed Up

Thursday 27 January 2011

Mens Jim-Jams

My BIL is either gonna see the funny side of the likeness of this card to himself or KILL me! So until he's received this I am officially in hiding!
The stamp is Scrooge from Mo's Digital Pencil in his jim-jams, which strangely I find rather attractive compared to some of the bedtime attire out there...I think this should make a come-back!!
It's been coloured in a variety of brown ProMarkers with a spot of glitter. The DP is from the Basic Grey Cappella collection & the swirly bit is Felt Fusion from Queen & Co.

Entering it at -
Make it Colourful - Vintage Photo / Monochrome

Wednesday 26 January 2011


That's it...I'm emigrating!! Does anyone know a country where the sun shines, the sky's blue, everyone is happy, smiley, honest & polite, there's no bad news & crafty stash grows on trees?
I'm not gonna bury my head in the! ...I'm gonna dig a ruddy big hole & jump me when it's all over!!
Twas my beautiful boy's birthday last week & this is another card I made for him. I couldn't believe when I came upon this gorgeous stamp, Football Boy, from Lilyboo how much it looked like him...quite spooky. Coloured with ProMarkers, mounted with foam pads, Basic Grey paper, the letters are from Doodlebug & the football boots are buttons.

Entering it at -
Pixie Dust Studio - Button Up!
I Did It Creations - Card for a Child
Fab n' Funky - Delight in Your Digi!
C.R.A.F.T. - Martial Arts / Sports
Allsorts - Male / Boy

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Pretty in Pink..

Ahoy Crazy Peeps!
Straight in with my idle rambling today. I have tissues wedged up my nostrils trying to stem the flow of snuffles that I've woken up with.  
Today I bring you another girly card using the gorgeous Fairy Tabia digi from the quill of  Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with ProMarkers (as if you hadn't guessed!), the papers are Cupcake Stripe & Berry Pink from Doodlebug, pink gem swirls, silver glitter glue highlights & glazed Basic Grey letters.
Can't stop...AHH...Choo!!

Entering it at -
Passion For ProMarkers - Let It Shine!

Monday 24 January 2011

World Gawn Mad...AGAIN!!

Is it me or has the whole world gawn stark-raving mad. Everyday something happens or someone says something & I start to doubt my own sanity...maybe I'm the one that's mad...(don't answer that!)
On Friday I asked my OH to get off the train from work one stop further than his ticket allowed in order to meet up & go for a meal. He's been very busy of late & deserved a treat (from my awful catering skills!!). As he is an annual season ticket holder he is entitled to a discount off any further train tickets he should buy, however, in order to get this discount he needs to deal with a Human & NOT a Machine as they lack the skills required to calculate such a tricky sum. With this in mind & the lack of a Human at the start of his journey he approached the Ticket-Man at the end of his journey to pay the extra. He was then taken aside & told he'd have to pay a £20 fine for not paying earlier & the cost of the ticket or get back on a train & return to his normal station. Needless to say I had to drive back to his usual stop & pick him plan to de-stress him for the weekend ruined...more DISTRESSED!! RAH!!!
Thank goodness for card-making to relieve my angst. This is one of my new LOTV stamps. coloured with ProMarkers, the papers are from Doodlebug, punched flowers with pearly centres & a glitzy, squirt of glitter to finish.

Entering it at -
The Secret Crafter - It's a Couple Thing
Simply Create - Punches
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly

Friday 21 January 2011

Fire Up the Barbie!

Morning Campers!
Firstly if you're checking-in having visted my Adopted Mother's blog (Marlene - Disguised as a Grown Up), then Ahoy & Welcome! Don't believe a thing she says about's all lies I tell yer...all lies!!
You find me "Woop! Wooping!" coz it's the Weekend - YAY!!!
A weekend of sporting events awaits me...badminton & footie...but I shall be safely & thermally wrapped up on the sidelines providing my Cheerleading Services (yelling like a woman- possessed at the refs!!)
Today I bring you "Aussie Santa" & his Barbie from the awesomeness that is the peeps over at Make it Crafty. He's had the ol' ProMarker treatment with Stickle highlights, the DP is from Doodlebug & more of those darned Basic Grey letters that refuse to stick unless you yell at them or "glaze" them down with a paint brush...Grrr!!
Have a groovy wekend everyone...catch yer next week!

Entering it at -
Cards For Men - Let's party!
One Stop Craft Challenge - Card for A Male
Make it Colourful - Colour with Red

Thursday 20 January 2011

Another Plea for "HELP!"

It's ok...I've finished choking on my healthy piece of fruit...thank you for your concern & the queue of paramedics & ambulances at my door!
I have a new plea for help finding something suitable for a 15 year old who likes bowling & trains.
Any help / links, etc moochos appreciated...AGAIN!!!

Wishing You a "Fairy" Happy Birthday!

Another "Quickie" ...I'm choking on a so-called healthy piece of fruit!!
Today I bring you "girlyness" in abundance. This is one of my favouritist cards...made using Summer Fairy Finna from Mo's Digital Pencil. Coloured with ProMarkers & glitter, the papers, punched flowers & circle surround are made from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection. The glitter letters are from Making memories.

Entering it at -
Digital Tuesday - Tropical Warmth
I Love Promarkers - KISS - Keep it Sweet & Simple
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

Tuesday 18 January 2011

ZZzzzzzz ZZzzzzz ZZzzzzzz

Morning Peeps!
Gonna make it a "Quickie" today as I'm venturing into the world of On-Line selling over at Ebay. If anyone has any top-tips to share about selling there, I'd be Moochos Grateful!
My card aujoured'hui (Pah! Bet you didn't know I was Multi-lingual!) uses the Sleepy Baby digi from the quill of Sassy Cheryl. The paper is from Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection & the flowers from my stash.

Entering it at -
The Crafty Pad - Something New
Raise the Bar - Oh To Be A Kid Again!
Pollycraft - Pastel Colours
PaperPlay - Cutie Patootie
Crafty Creations - New Beginnings
Crafty Calendar - New Beginnings

Monday 17 January 2011

BBQ Season!

Yep! The BBQ Season will soon be upon'll know when, your nice, fresh, clean, washing will be flapping in the gentle breeze, the meat you put in the fridge to defrost will go missing & "that" special set of shiny tools will glisten at the bottom of the garden blinding you as you leg it outside to save your laundry from smoke damage!!!
Men & their "tools" ay!! (Steady!!! Filthy minded followers!!)
My card this fine day (actually it's miserable as hell outside but hey-ho!) is Big Guy Grilling from Mo's Digital Pencil , given the ol' ProMarker razzle-dazzle, the papers are from Papermania, the letters are die-cuts by Basic Grey glazed coz they just won't stay stuck down...GRR!!...and finished with a frenzy of glitter!

Entering it at -
Allsorts Challenge - Teal & Brown
One Stop Craft Challenge - Card for a Man
Pear Tree Designs - Free For All
The Play Date Cafe - Colour Inspiration (PDCC64)
Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday

Saturday 15 January 2011

Feel the Lurv!

Go on everybody...say Ar!
If you don't feel the "lurv" now, need a damn good slap!
This is Kisses from My Sweet from Mo's Digital Pencil, their paper-pieced outfits, punched hearts & DP are all from the Basic Grey Eva collection. Gem buttons to finish.

Entering it at -
Bunny Zoe - Love is in the Air
Creatalicious - Love Theme
Creative Cottage - Something New (new digi)
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome
Moving Along With The Times - Make Your Dream Come True (To still be this in Lurv when I'm Old!)
PaperPlay - Cutie Patootie
Simply Create - Use Your Punches
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Stamp. Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly

Thursday 13 January 2011

New Craft Forum

You are all cordially invited to join a brand, spanking new Craft Forum.
It's the dream of my bloggy pal Judie come true and she has virtual champagne & nibbles on offer as you walk thru' the door. Surely that's enough to tempt you in...but there's more....swaps, challenges, chat & tutorials.
It's just gone LIVE so why not come aboard this crazy ship & join in the fun from the very beginning!
Please go to the top of the tallest building, the peak of the highest mountain or just take a loud-hailer into the high street & holler...

I Thank you!!

Roll On Summer!!

Life's gone a bit crazy at the momento...not complaining though, but my posts are gonna be quickies for a few days until I catch up on myself.
Despite my card been snapped against a grey ol' dark day...doesn't it remind you that Spring, then Summer are just around the corner (in the UK anyway)...YAY!! This is another fab digi from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with PM's, the DP is from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection, the letters have been handcut & it's been bathed in stickles glitter.

Entering it at -
Cupcake Craft - Something New (new digi)
Pollycraft - New Things (new digi)
Make it Colourful - Warm or Cool Colours

Wednesday 12 January 2011

No Card Today...just a request...

Help for Katie

Can I request that you all pop over to Jak Heath's blog today & read about a fellow crafter Katie & her story...Thank you xx

Monday 10 January 2011

Monday "Pinks"

Morning Everybody...hope you all had a groovy weekend. The Sun actually came out yesterday, so my OH decided we should all be virtuous & go for a family walk. Alas the Public Footpath he had in mind had a Developers fence around it with the friendly "Keep Out or We'll set the Dogs on You" type of notice on it. After 30 mins failing to find another route our only option was to go to the pub!
Thank you to all the lurverlee peeps who helped me out with my Dancing Digi plea...Sorted!!
My card today uses another of the fab digi's from Mo's Digital Pencil, the DP is from Doodlebug, letters from Basic Grey, with pink pearls & truckloads of glitter!! 

Friday 7 January 2011


Can anyone out there help me find (pref' a freebie) an American Square Dancing or Country Dance digi?
Thank you in advance if you can help xxx

Shop 'til You Drop!...Not for Me!!!

Ahh! This would be my worst nightmare (well one of them anyway!) Unless of course it was purely for Crafty Stash then this would be my idea of heaven. Yep! Shopping does not rate on my "Lurve" radar...the thought of traipsing around in the sales fills me with dread! How some folk can queue for hours, sometimes over night, to buy a dinner-set...well...I just don't get it.
My card today uses Ruby, a digi from Bugaboo. She's been clothed in ProMarkers, her bags, boots & sunglasses have been decoupaged. The DP is from Paper Cellar & the flowers are made from peel-offs mounted onto the same DP with gems centres.

Entering it at -
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate Something
Creative Cottage - Something New (New DP stash!)
Digital Tuesday - Shop till You Drop
Fab n' Funky - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Ring in the Old & New (old peel-offs)

Thursday 6 January 2011

Yo Dudes!

After my Retirement Announcement yesterday I sat back & considered my future employment situation & what I could do. And after a matter of "seconds" I realised that I'd better stick to making cards!!
I had planned on becoming a Domestic Goddess this year as a New Years Resolution, but my ever-lovin' family just gave me "that" know the one...reminded me about my Xmas Cake disasters (yes Disasters-plural...I'll explain in a mo') and my mind was made up. So I'm back...sorry!
Yep...I had a second Xmas cake disaster...for my regular "subjects" you may remember my Xmas cake saga before Christmas. One cake ended up as bird food (death sentence!) & the other was just about edible (No family members were harmed in the eating of my cake). However, as Xmas passed & New Year approached I noticed that the icing was starting to sag, like a pair of saggy knicks, but worse...the colour had changed from a snowy white to a browny colour (please don't go there...I know what you're thinking...filthy beasts!!). I didn't dare chuck it out to the birds, so put it the bin...but my bin-man is now wearing a back-brace since dragging away our trash last week!
My card today is for a young man celebrating his 11th Birthday & what better digi to use than Simon from Mo's Digital Pencil. I just love the laid-back style...perfect for this age group. The DP is from the Retro Stack from DCWV & the lettering is from Basic Grey.

Entering it at -
Charisma Cardz - Birthday

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Retirement Announcement...

I'm throwing in the towel...retiring!
Adieu! Auf Wiedersehen! Adios!
It comes to something when your kids cards start to give your own a run for their money!
To save face...I'm off...Later!!!
This little gem was made by my dear, darling, little buggers, children for their Grandpa's Birthday.
He loves rugby so they made rugby posts & stuck George from Charmed Cards and Crafts in between, cut out a grassy surround, stuck blue paper on the inside with clouds & a sun & then "borrowed" a picture of a stadium from Google & stuck it on the inside too! How darned clever are they!!! (WAH!!!) ProMarkers were hurt in the making of this masterpeice!! 

So proud (teensy bit jealous!) so Entering it at -
Dotties-Wonderful-World - Anything Goes with Blue (hope the inside is blue enough to enter!)

Tuesday 4 January 2011

Is it really 2011?

Yes! My loyal subjects bloggeroonies...I'm back. My Surrogate Mother Marlene (AKA Naggy McNag) gave me a "gentle" reminder to start posting again so...Voila!
So how was your Xmas & New Year? My OH & fav' Daughter (I only have 1 daughter before the "Anti-Favouritism Police start banging on my door!!) had the flu right over the festive season so they had a pretty miserable time & I wasn't able to slip on my Mrs Santa outfit as I was playing "Nursey"'s like a Pantomime in our house with the constant changes in costumes!! (Oh No it isn't! Oh Yes it is!!)
Let's hope 2011 is a tad  lot cheerier & healthier for everyone!!
My card today was a request for a "young" lady who's gonna be 92! The gorgeous stamp is "Clover Butterfly Wishes" from Pollycraft , decoupaged & coloured with ProMarkers, The DP is from my stash (not sure if it's K&Co or DCWV (DOH!), the name & age were handcut & it's all been finished with gems & outlined with glitter.

Entering it at -
By The Cute & Girly - Bling It On!!
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Glitter
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special

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