Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would just like to wish all my lovely Blog Buddies (and anyone else who may be looking lol!) a really, really Merry Christmas - I hope you all find time to relax and make some lovely memories with your nearest and dearest.

It's been a productive day so far, a bit of last minute shopping, lots of prep for dinner tomorrow and even some cooking.

Here are my efforts:

 A mini cake for my neighbours
 A table decoration

An a cocoa fruit cake - you can't see on here but it has disco silver glitter on it!!!!!!

Have fun everyone


Friday, 23 December 2011

Now A Polar Bear's Moved In!!

Hi Folks,

Not long now - only two more sleeps!!!!!!!!

It's still a bit chilly in my kitchen, so much so a polar bear has taken up residence!  I've named him Bartholomew Winterbottom as he's quite a distinguished, handsome looking fellow.  Hope you like him.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

There's Snow In My Kitchen!!!!!!!!!!

Hi All,

I've been doing some baking and while I was decorating my cake, suddenly it became very snowy in the kitchen so I made an igloo........................

And two little penguins moved in - they told me they are called PePe and Petula - I'm fluent in penguin lol!!!

Hope you like it peeps.

Don't foget to check out the Sarah Hurley Challenge - you've got until midnight January 1st to enter.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Catch A Snowflake

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I'm sorry for the lack of Blogging recently but we've had lots to contend with and with Christmas just around the corner too it's all a bit overwhelming!! 

Now, I have good news and bad news - the bad news is that this is the last Sarah Hurley challenge of 2011 - BOO!!!!!!!!!!!  But, we will all be back in the new year with lots of new and exciting things - YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The theme of this challenge is Colouring, so get your Promarkers, Pastels, Paints and Pencils at the ready!!  We are being sponsored by the very lovely Limited Runs Digi Stamps and the winner of this challenge will receive four Digi stamps of their choice - and there are some amazing choices!!!!

I made my card with Catching A Snowflake and used my Promarkers to colour - the papers and card are from my stash.

Even more good news is that the deadline for entries has been extended to allow for Christmas, so you have until Midnight 1st January to participate.  Head on over to the Challenge Blog for some inspiration and to submit your entry.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Challenge Yourself for Christmas

Hello Everyone and Happy December - I hope your Advent Calendars are being well looked after!!!

Well it's challenge time again with Sarah Hurley and the theme is CHRISTMAS!We are very lucky to be sponsored by Letraset - There is a super duper prize to be won and you have until Midnight on 11th December to get your entries in.  Check out Sarah's Challenge Blog to check out what my fabby Teamies have created. 

Here's my little creation - It's a kind of a box card with a little sleeve to keep it closed.  I've used Sarah's Tinsel Town for the backing paper and poinsettia wreath, which I printed twice, coloured with Promarkers and decoupaged.

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Open The Door To Tinsel Town

Well, as it's December tomorrow I felt all inspired by Advent Calendars (I'm 32 and my Mum still buys me one and no, I'm not the least bit ashamed lol!!)

I didn't quite have the patience to do a 24'er card, but my little card has one door.  It opens onto the fantastic Tinsel Town, the brilliant Christmas CD from Sarah Hurley - it's not too late to start creating now!!

Thanks for looking Peeps.

Wish me luck - I'm off to do battle with the High Street for Christmas Shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Challenging Buttons

Hi Peeps,

Another exciting new challenge for you to have a go at over on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.  My fellow DT'er, the lovely Melly has set us the task of BUTTONS - you can make whatever you can think of as long as there are buttons involved. (If I could've got away with it, I would've used the chocolate variety!!!!!!)

For my card, I used Sarah's gorgeous Woodland Whimsies CD for my backing papers and image, and made by own buttons from card using a die and thread some fabby Divine Twine through.

You have until Sunday 27th November to enter the challenge and we all really look forward to seeing your button creations.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Stash Sale

Hi All,
I've been having a rummage through my stash and I really have got to get rid of some stuff!!!

Have decided I can part with these things - most of which have never been used or only once or twice (shamefull I know!!)

Honey and Hugs Stamps £2.50+60p P&P each or all 4 for £8 +£1.25 P&P

 Papermania Christmas Tree Stamp £5 + £2.50 P&P

Magic Of Christmas - Bought 2nd Hand - Never Used It - £2.50 + £2 P&P

Easter - Bought 2nd Hand - Never Used Them £3 for Both + £2.00 P&P

 Rubbadubbadoo Stamps (You will need a Magnetic Block)
£3 each + £1 P&P or £5 for Both + £1 P&P

See D's - £2 each + £1.25 P&P or £5 for All 3 £2 P&P

Unmounted Rubber Stamps - Couple of Stamps Cut Out But Otherwise New
£2 + £1 P&P each

 Glitter Girls Embossing Boards Christmas, Framey and Romance
£5 each + £2 P&P

Fiskars Shapecutter & 3 Templates
£7 + £3 P&P

If you are interested in anything you see here, message me and we can sort out payment (by Paypal if you can.)

Thanks for looking.


Friday, 11 November 2011

Lest We Forget

Friday, 4 November 2011

Are You Up To The Challenge????

Hello Peeps,

Hope you are all well and getting creative for Christmas.  It's challenge time again with Sarah Hurley and the theme is...... (drum roll please!!!)  Use More Than Two Images and you have until Sunday 13th November to submit your entries.

The possibilities are endless and you can make it as fancy or simples as you wish.  Here is my card:

I used papers and embellishments from Sarah's gorgeous Christmas Cheer CD.

Check out Sarah's Challenge Blog where you will find inspiration from all us DT'ers.

Staying with the Christmas theme, Sarah has just released a brand new CD called Tinsel Town (you really couldn't get more festive than that!!!!)

Here's a cute little shaker card I made using this adorable CD

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Tinsel Town

The fantastic new Tinseltown Christmas craft CD includes over 1500 printable images including designer papers, greetings, toppers, digi-stamps (both colour and plain images for use with your Promarkers!) embellishments, buttons, ribbons, projects and much more! All beautifully illustrated by the very talented Sarah Hurley.  Find the CD in Sarah's Shop.

Here's another card I've made using Tinsel Town:

It's a cool little pop-up slider card, which you can write your own little secret messages on!!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bit More Sneaky Peek

Here's a full piccie of the card I teased you with yesterday - keep an eye out for more inspiration on my Blog and the other Sarah Hurley DT'ers over the next week.

Thanks ever so much for looking.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Sneaky Peak

Hi All,

Very exciting news - the launch of Sarah Hurley's new Christmas CD Tinseltown is imminent!!!!  We DT'ers are having to restrain ourselves in not revealing all just yet, but with permission from the lady herself, Sarah, here is a teeny, weeny, ickle snippit!!

I know it doesn't give much away, but believe you me, it will be worth waiting for.  The CD is a charming collection of images and papers that will be great for all the family.  So keep your eyes peeled for more!!


Friday, 21 October 2011

Misting Magic!!

Hi All,

It's challenge time again at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog and the theme this time is misting.  You can create whatever you like, as long as it incorporates this fab and fun technique.  My fellow Design Teamies have come up with some fabulous creations so head on over to the Blog and check them out.  If you are interested (which of course you will be!!!) in Sarah's products, check out her shop.

This is my card - it's kind of a box card and I made my own misting spray with mica powder and water to make my starry sky.  I used the lovely Christmas Cheer CD for the trees and adorable wee Robin.  My snow scene was made by tearing some card, inking the edges and glittering.

Thanks for looking and good luck in the challenge.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Busy Busy Busy!!

Well, I always feel busy but I never really have much to show for it!!!!  Although, I made two cards, 12 whoopie pies, hoovered and did three loads of washing and ironed it all so I guess that's not bad going.

It was craft club today and it all went smoothly and all our ladies really enjoyed making our cards.  We have started setting challenges for the ladies to bring to the next class.  Last time was using a Lili of the Valley image and this months was Festive Sparkle.  These are the two cards I made for both challenges:

Next month It's A Man's World so better get the Mojo up to speed!!

Anyway Folks, thanks for looking and watch this space for the next Sarah Hurley Challenge.


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Mudpie Munch!

Hi All,

Just wanted to share with you a little card I made for a friend, who has been a little under the weather.  It's using the cutest House Mouse Stamp called "Mudpie Munch".  I used some backing paper and coloured card from my stash, used my Eyelet Circle Nestie and wove some lovely ribbon through.

Hope you like it.

Also, a reminder that entries for the Sarah Hurley Halloween Horrors Challenge are to be submitted by 16th October - so hurry, hurry, hurry, quick, quick, quick!!  There is a fantastic prize up for grabs so get your Halloween Thinking Caps on!!

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Halloween Horrors!!

Hi All,

It's challenge time again over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.  This challenge is being Sponsored by Derwent and the lucky winner of this challenge will win themselves a set of 24 Coloursoft Pencils - which come in a gorgeous wooden presentation box.

It's my second challenge as part of the Design Team and I'm loving it!!!  Here's my creation - Hope you like it.  Rather than a card, this time I have made a Halloween Treat Box - perfect for mini Witches, Wizards, Vampires and any other scary creatures which may come knocking on Halloween!!!

I've used the spooky spider background paper in green from the Whimsey Halloween Kit and possibly the cutest ever Vampire Dude!

Thanks for looking and we really hope you join in the Halloween Horrors Challenge.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Happy Birthday Emma!!! & Think Pink

I've just come back from a lovely gathering of the Simply Handmade By... girlies, to celebrate Emma's birthday.  Lots of giggles, girly chat and even some organising of our next craft classes - how very productive of us!!!!

Anyway, just wanted to wish Emma a very Happy Birthday and to share the card I made for her with you all.  I used a House Mouse stamp I got for my birthday - I just love it!!.  I used my new Diamond Stickles to make the sugar cubes nice and sparkly.

I'm entering my card into the Link Up For Pink Challenge as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Simply Handmade By..... are hoping to arrange a fundraiser in the coming months so keep your eyes open for details.  And remember girls - TLC!!!!

Check out Yolie's Blog for deets.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Vintage - Final Call!

Hi All,

It's another hot one - I am making the most of it and washing everything in sight - The Tigs had better not sit still for too long lol!!!
It's your last chance to get your entries in over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.  The closing date is tomorrow 2nd October and winners will be announced on Wednesday.  There are some fabulous prizes to be won so get your Crafty Vintage Thinking Caps on and join in!!!!

Enjoy the sun and happy crafting.


Thursday, 29 September 2011


Hi All,

Had a fab time at Ally Pally on Sunday with the Simply Handmade By.... girls and the ladies from our craft class.  We all spent far too much but oh my...... got some lovely goodies!!!!

I've been busy working on projects for Sarah Hurley - some which will remain under wraps for the moment, but I am very pleased to show you some cards I made with her lovely, smashingly spooky Halloween Digi sets:  Vintage and Whimsy.  There are some 'wicked' (get it??!!) images and fantastic background papers so check them out!!

Don't forget to have a look at Sarah's vintage challenge on her Blog - we'd love you to join in - see you there!!!!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Vintage

Hi Folks,

Apologies for the lack of input this week but it's been a bit crazy what with our classes starting up again and Jules being on holiday (I love having him home but I lose my routine completely!)

This is my first Challenge as part of the Sarah Hurley Design Team and if you would like to join in you can find all the details here.

The theme of the Challenge is Vintage and we are very lucky to be sponsored by Altered Expression who very generously provided us with some beautiful images to work with.  Check them out - really inexpensive to download and there is a huge range to chose from.  Altered Expression will be giving gift certificates to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, so don't miss out! (There is $20 up for grabs for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place) - so please check out the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.

This is my card:

I aged the backing paper (from my stash) and my chosen image with Distress Inks and then went round the edges lightly with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder to give it a gilded edge.  I matted and layered these on to brown and pink card to pick up the colours in the image.  I added a strip of lace and gathered a small piece of the same lace to make a rosette and added some pearls.

Hope you like my what I've made and please do join in the challenge - we can't wait to see your creations.

Lots of Love,