Thursday, 31 July 2008

I'm a little late maybe discovering these blogs. Excellent cards! Over at
there are some Making Memories goodies to go to a good home! AND
is giving away a brand new unmounted stamp!
Hanne is giving some candy in return for anyone coming up with 3 verse or poems that they like at

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

I'm having fun at the moment, just gently releasing myself into the big river of crafting (if that makes sense).
I like to keep a stash of kids cards nearby for emergency use. This is one of them... This particular one will go for Karin's challenge over at
Her daughter will be 6 soon and she would like some sort of creation.

So I thought since it is summer and my kids always used to pick up ladybirds and put them in containers, this one would kind of fit the challenge.
The red dotty paper (it looks pink, but it is't) is from my own stash, big dotty paper from local craft goody store in town is mounted on some card. Flower Stencil I used from my kids when little, lifted with foam pads ,pink button and a little white ribbon. Five little flowers stamped with See D's Garden of Friendship in red, grass stamped in green. Ladybird (i'd seen somerewhere else) I made myself with a goggly eye.It looks like it only has 3 legs but it is a side view. Finished with a sentiment peel-off and edged with red inkpad. I hope her little daughter likes it!

Alex at
is giving away candy. Go see!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

This card is for Michelle's Blogoversary Round Two

I'm trying to use my creative skills that I have learned so far therefore using materials I had even forgotten that I had.
Michelle would like a card for her challenge which consists of one colour group . See her blog
I've only used a small amount of patterned paper and on the plain bit stamped using an image from See D's Garden of Friendship (50009) in clear versa ink and heat embossed using Personnel Impressions Verdigris EMP 707. The ribbon/braid came with a QVC kit. Sentiment tag is lifted with foam pads and 3 small gems just to give a bit of sparkle. I enjoyed using up some materials which I keep wanting to stay in their packages as they look too good to be used . Does that strike a cord with any one? Hope you like. I'm also getting grips with my new digi camera. That's all for now.

Ooh , I know what I've forgotten to add that over at is a fantastic e-mag. Great fun!!

Monday, 28 July 2008

I got this idea from Papercraft Inspirations August issue for Heather's goodbye card. There was a shaped card in it.
I've covered with some blue stripey paper from a kit off QVC, stamped in black with a yacht stamp off See D's 50161, a pink Prima flower with co-ordinating turquoise brad, silver mirri board scallop edge done with my cheap scallop scissors raised with foam pads and round shape sentiment done on computer. The card is edged with pink pigment ink pad. The pink background paper has been done on the computer too. It was fun making this one and I hope you like it! (Just dipping my toes in to see if I like all this challenge business.)

Sunday, 27 July 2008

New to all this challenge stuff, I went back to a blog to see if I had a chance in sending in a card for a lady who is leaving these shores to take up a dream job (good luck) . She is also having a house clearance! Now I don't have any of the fancy stamps that are winning challenges but I'll have a try and post something later . I f anyone wants to enter there's gorgeous blog candy to be had.

Friday, 25 July 2008

As everyone can see I am a religious candy blog hopper!! So I have placed all the gorgeous candy givers on the side of my blog. Lets get this blog organised I hear myself say.

Great news almost too good to miss.
Funky Fairy Inspirations are giving free Funky Fairy Papercrafts products for a whole year. Go check . Funky hands are celebrating their 2nd birthday at

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Janet is celebrating at Go and take a peak!!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

I have made this card to send to a friend for her birthday next month. I would also like it to go towards Nikki's blog candy :)

I have used paper from HOTP 5203 Friendship, pink paper from my own stash box, pretty posh ribbon, Prima flower with a button from my own box, New Cuttlebug dies (baby face) and silver gems in the middle of background flowers, even though they are hard to see.

I have down-sized these cutie templates from the August issue of PaperCraft Inspirations to fit in a 14cm x 14cm envelope.

Quite impressed & I loved making them!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Kristine at
is giving away blog candy but i must tell you about it first.
You get some glimmer chips, new Hangler stamp, bag of charms, some stamped images and there is prize for the 2nd winner too! Lovely. I think i've nearly fulfilled what i have to do... ?????
Oh yes Marlene is giving away a Hanglar stamp at :)
& Tina at :) & Donalda at :)

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Say hi over at There's blog candy to be had as Kim is announcing the blog facelift. It looks great ,with a good choice of colours.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Here is my attempt of a baby card from the Paper Craft Inspiration, August issue. As you can see i've used some paper from the stash i received the other week.

These wonderful ladies are giving away (dare i say) some blog candy!

I'm hoping to get my latest attempt on here later. (fingers crossed)

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

I've already received my goodies from Ruth who has been celebrating with Crafty Moments. Can't wait to make something out of it. I'll post a picture later., and are giving away some gorgeous candy. Can't wait!

Get over to who are giving away some more candy! Georgious stamps with variety and special people creating them for us. Also there new website is

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Ok..this is my attempt of a card featured in the Crafts Beautiful magazine in the May issue.

The stamped Happy Birthday sentiment on the left is not very clear.

Another attempt was better in a blue design, but forgot to take photo before sending it off.

To celebrate the New Release of High Hopes rubber stamps lla is giving away some blog candy- closing date is 11th July. What beautiful images! Here is the link

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Go over to for another naming competition. Nice to have some input and lovely images.

Other blogs which i have recently come across with brilliant crafting ideas:)

Friday, 4 July 2008

Claudia over at is giving away candy. It's brilliant. Still trying to figure out which cards are up to standard to put on this blog. Decisions Decisions!!!!!

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

I'll try to post a picture of something i attempted off the Crafts Beautiful May issue. and giving away some lovely blog candy.I'm not sure when the closing date is???

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 are giving away some gorgeous candy and celebrating a fantastic mark. is also offering candy on turning 40 soon! are celebrating their 1st birthday by offering a prize.