Saturday, 31 May 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway

Just an extra post today to let you know of a couple of blogs giving away blog candy, the first is this one.... There is tons of stuff in the giveaway and you have until 14th of June to register.

The other one is but it runs out today, so you will have to be quick. Hanglar stamp and images for this one....

And one more blog candy giveaway of hanglar images, this is on until tomorrow.
Thanks to all the generous blog candy giveaways.

And yet another blog candy giveaway.... you have until 5th of June for this one.

Ooops I forgot....

I remembered last night when I got home from work at about 10pm that I hadn't updated my blog.... was too tired after eating my chinese to do it, so here goes for todays one...

Have received lots of stash lately and still have more to come, yesterday I got my Stampin Up parcel from Monica, ( I am buying 12 ink pads a month and the matching cardstock, plus a little extra, this month it was a stamp-a-ma-jig so that I can get my images stamped in the right places. I also received my new Sugar Nellie stamps yesterday along with a little freebie one which was very welcome, thank you Karen from Today I received my prize from SarahsCards (, a gorgeous card kit which my daughters are already trying to steal from me, plus my new Tim Holtz bits from, sprockets, jump rings, ball chain, hanging clip things and a new cuttlebug embossing folder. I have had an email from a lady in US who I buy my Stampin Up stamps from that they dont sell in the UK and she has my 6 sets which she will be posting out to me Monday, have also had a dispatch e-mail from a place in france where I have bought some new stamp pads and stamps too, so look forward to receiving them next week.

Haven't made any new cards since Thursday as DD sprung it on me that she needed another 10 thank you cards made which made the total 25, all finished now, so will get on with some making of my own.... Here is the thank you card I made...

I changed one of the photographs I had taken of Caleb (my new grandson) and changed it to black and white, cut out a white square and blue scalloped square using nestabilities dies, ribbon from stash, computer generated sentiment, gems from stash and the base of the card was made using a cuttlebug embossing folder.... quite simple (glad about that as she needed 25). Teamed them up with pale blue envelopes and now everyone who bought baby Caleb a gift gets a lasting reminder of him too.

A couple more cards that I have made recently.

Paper was Basic Grey Two Scoops, scallop made using Fiskars Threading Water border punch. Sentiment is a rub on from Timeless Transfers, green flower is a prima flower, blue flower is from my new Petaloo Dahlia Box Blends, lace and brad from stash.

This card was made for my daughters 15th birthday, paper is Basic Grey Cupcake, buttons are also matching Basic Grey Cupcake, circles cut from nestabilities dies, cupcake cut from a sizzix cupcake die, gems from stash. Cardstock was Bazzill card.

Off to create, although I am helping at Sunday School tomorrow so need to swot up on what we are doing there... have a good day all xx

Thursday, 29 May 2008

What a Surprise.... I'm a Winner....

Well I couldn't believe it when I stumbled across the winner thread of the May Prize Card Challenge on UK Scrappers as the winner was ME!!!! Totally surprised as there were so many gorgeous cards entered..... I win a card kit from Thank you so much Sarah for your generous prize. Here is my winning card....

The image is from Rachelle Anne Miller designs which I bought from, it has been coloured in using Prismacolour pencils, sansador and paper stumps. The scallop edging was made using the Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, the paper is Basic Grey Sugared, with matching bazzill cardstock. The flowers are from my stash and the buttons are also the Basic Grey Sugared collection. The green swirls you can just see down the edge of the flowers were cut using my Cricut Expression and SCAL software and the sentiment was computer printed.

Some new bazzill card and flowers arrived for me today, they were a bargain as they were 50% off from, so decided to stock up on everyday things, especially the colours of flowers that I am short of.... hopefully tomorrow my new stash from Stampin Up should arrive, really excited about that, plus hopefully my new sugar nellie stamps from

Here is another card I made this month...

I am loving these really big eyelets, I think they are from We R Memory Keepers, the stamps are from in the US, the image was coloured using watercolour pencils for the sky and copic markers for the rest of it. Image and sentiment were mounted on corrugated cardboard, the spotty card was made using the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. The card looks much more vibrant in real life, took the photo on a rainy day (surprise surprise).

One other card for today....

The faith panel was cut using my new Home Accents cartridge for my Cricut Expression, the ribbon is Grey Taffeta from Stampin Up. The scallop edge was made using Fiskars Border Punch Threading Water. Flowers were made using a punch with gems from stash. Quite simple although it did take quite a while to make.

Off now as we are going to see Sweet, Showaddywaddy and Rubettes at Cliffs Pavillion in sunny Southend in a minute as we are going for a tapas meal first, should be a nice walk along the seafront in the rain!!! lol

c's ya tomorrow with hopefully some photos of tonight for all you oldies who may remember these groups!!

Take Care xx

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Two Days in a row... cant be bad

So this morning we all went for our Dentist check up, luckily all I needed was a de-scale and polish, and all but 2 children needed to treatment except for a de-scale, unfortunately 20 year old needed the most and she now needs to pay for her own treatment too.... maybe that will stop her eating so unhealthily!!! Doubt it!!
Caleb my grandson is now 10 days old and went for his weigh-in today, he has very nearly re-gained his birth weight so the hospital are pleased with him and they have both been discharged. DD has been having trouble with her new house, it keeps flooding when they use the bathroom, to say she is dis-pleased is an understatement so they had the plumber back Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday and it finally seems to be fixed thank goodness, not good for her having stress of having to vax up water from her new carpets and dry them out with fans especially as baby was less than a week old when it first flooded. This also means that she can take her kittens home now, 2 of my cats had kittens, one had 4 and the other only had one, she is having one from each litter and we are keeping the rest, DH calls me cat lady!!! rofl
The new challenge is up at, check it out and leave a comment with a link to your entry, bit of a tricky one this week. Dont know quite how it happened but a couple of the new sugar nellie stamps fell into my basket yesterday, and they were dispatched today, unfortunately they normally take 2 days to get to me from the other end of the country, but fingers crossed for tomorrow anyway. You can buy sugar nellie stamps from
My car has gone to have its MOT tomorrow, fingers crossed yet again (maybe I need to cross my legs too) that it will pass, especially as I am a bit limited tomorrow as to when I can pick it up, off to see Sweet, Showaddywaddy and Rubettes, really looking forward to it!! We are also having a meal at a restaurant first, well a Tapas restaurant as I loved the Tapas we had in Barcelona last year.
Here are a couple more cards that I have made.

The image is Sugar Nellie fisherman (from, the paper is Scenic Route, the scalloped edge was made using the Fiskars Threading Water border punch. The fish were cut using a quickutz die, the metal frame is from We R Memory Keepers, eyelets set into fish using my new Big Bite and sentiment printed on computer, brads from stash. The image was coloured using Prismacolour pencils, sansador and paper stumps.

This was the card I made for DD and Son in Law for their babies birth, image is a Tilda image, I had bought both the boy and girl one as they didn't want to know what they were having. Stars were cut using the Star Nestabilities and then embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, the scallop edge again was made using the Fiskars Threading Water border punch. The congratulations was cut on the cricut but for the life of me I cannot remember which cartridge I used. The ribbon was from my stash, the paper is K&Co Hopscotch. The image was coloured using copic markers.

The image is from Stampin Up "Loads of Love" set, you can buy this from, the sentiment is also included in the set. The scallops are spellbinders nestabilities, the image was coloured in using copic markers, the flowers and ribbon was from my stash. The paper is Basic Grey Cupcake collection. Cardstock came from Papermill shop.

Just finished this one, paper is My Minds Eye, Kaleidascope collection, gromlets from We R Memory Makers, scalloped edge, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, sentiment is Hero Arts, stamping design is by Rachelle Anne Miller, you can buy these stamps at, I have coloured them in using Prismacolour pencils, sansador and paper stumps. Ribbon from stash, small scallop edging was made using a circle scallop nestabilities die, check out Monica's blog and watch her tutorial on how to make scallop edges using various methods.

I will be back tomorrow, c,ya all then xx

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Ooops I did it again......

Another month has passed and no blogging, this time I really am going to try and update every day, but lots has happened in the month.
DD has finally had her baby, only 6 days late and numerous visits to the hospital beforehand, she gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy on 19 May 2008 at 9.28am and proud nana was there at the birth..... how wonderful.

These are photos of him less than an hour after he was born....
I have also had my birthday and I was truly spoilt, got a new flash for my camera, tickets to see Boyzone on 1st June at Wembley, also off to see Sweet and Showaddywaddy and Rubettes this Thursday (yes I am showing my age), and we also went to see Def Leppard at Carling Club in Islington a couple of weeks ago, a very small venue with 200 tickets and 300 guests, it was absolutely awesome.....With my birthday money I bought a set of 120 prismacolour pencils which arrived from America in less than 2 days, I also bought a couple of new cartridges for my expression, Weddings and Home Accents, also the box which holds 8 of these cartridges.
I have also splashed out on some copic markers, I now have 88 of them and they colour so brilliantly, here is some photos of a box I made for them, unfortunately as I expanded my collection the box is now to small.... lol, the box I originally made which was too big now holds them.
Today my Crop-a-dile Big Bite turned up along with my Tim Holtz idea-ology bits, game spinners, philosophy tags and trinket pins. I will be posting a couple of Tim Holtz style cards in the next cle of days once I have transferred them from my camera to my computer.
Here are a couple of cards that I have made that are ready to be posted...

I stamped the pink card with Stampin Up stamps and coloured them in using my Marvy Le Plume markers, the image is a Magnolia stamp called Tilda in Petticoats, this was coloured in using Prismacolour pencils, sansador and paper stumps. The scallops are made using my nestabilities dies.

I used MM Noteworthy paper for this card, a Shabby Chic Magnolia Tilda image coloured with Prismacolour pencils, sansador and paper stumps, the green leaves are a quickutz die cut and the sentiment was computer printed. Doodling done by hand, scallop circle is a nestabilities die. Flowers and brad from my stash.

More MM Noteworthy paper on this one, Magnolia Stamp - Paris Tilda and little birds also from Magnolia. Sentiment is computer generated, green leaves from a punch I have, nestabilities die cut scallop square, swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. Image coloured using Prismacolour pencils and sansador and paper stumps. Flowers, brads and square gems from stash.
Will be back with more tomorrow.... take care all xx