Friday, 31 October 2008

Cheers Kaz_za... I've Been Tagged

Ooohh Scarey Biscuits..... Thanks to my buddy Kaz_za over at I have been tagged.... Thanks Hun .......

Here is how this one works.......Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Answer the five sets of five (this is the easy part) Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Things I love -1. My hubby Rich, my boys Julian & Luc & my daughter Jade
2. my cats Miss Cassie & Mr Boots & my bunny Bomber
3. My days spent Crafting.... All day every day
4. My Friends on Craftycardscrappers
5. Football & Motor racing... What better way to spend your weekend lol!!
Things I don't love -1. Cold Wet Mornings... So depressing
2. Housework..
3. Telesales.....Especially after 6.30pm & weekends... what happened to family time
4. Feeling Tired... I always feel shattered when I have deadlines approaching
5. Friends that take advantage of my trust.. I won't name & shame lol
Music on IPOD or play list I don't have an i-pod … play list..
Have anything from Guns & Roses, Muse (they are sooooo cool) to Shania Twain Too many to list lol
Favorite Foods/drinks -1. Sunday Roast
2. choc fudge cake
3. cheeseburgers
4. Homemade Pizza .... thanks hubby
5. Whiskey & Lemonade
Here are the people I am tagging......soz dont know how to put name and link in so will just do links separate...

1. Pol at
2. Helena at
3. Marcea at
4.Natalie at
5. Nikki at comments

Fantastic Blog Candy

Elaine at My Creative Corner is approaching the big 40! To be in with a chance of getting your hands on this candy leave a comment on Elaine's blog

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

2 Cards..... 3 Challenges

Hi Everyone. Well I managed to get 3 challenges out of these 2 cards so I can play a bit of catch up this week. The 1st card is for the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge which is anything with bling or sparkle..... well when you see my card you will definately see it sparkles lol! This card also covered the Sketch Saturday challenge which is sketch #22. The layout is as follows....

and here is my card.......
It is a white 6x6 card with snowflake backing paper from my cardmaking cd. The circle is white glitter card from my stash. Behind this is a strip of blue organza ribbon which is from my stock. The gems are from Papermania. The snowflake & sentiment are from Tracey Miller at Fred,She Said. The pale blue glitter card is from my stash.
The 2nd card I made is for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is The Stars at Night.

This card is using a fantastic decoupage sheet designed by a lovely lady called Debbie A. The snowflake paper is again from my cardmaking cd. I have glittered the stars on the tree & added crystal lacquer to the holly berries.

Monday, 27 October 2008


The challenge on A Spoon Full of Sugar this week was to make a card for Halloween. Well, I have never done a halloween card before & wasn't even sure I was going to take part this week. Then I found a sheet that I had created 2 years ago & decided to have a go. Here is the result.....
The spot backing paper was from my favourite cd, am using this all the time at the moment, the white card & orange pearlescent paper were from my stash. The ribbon is from my stock & the decoupage sheet is the one I created from a tube by DS PSP Place.

N is for...... Nature

Wasn't too sure what I was going to do for this one but after a while of ploughing through all my decoupage sheets I finally found one that I wanted to do. So here is my card for this weeks ABC Challenge

Almost everything on the card is from my stash which is great. The decoupage of the tigers I think is just adorable. The "Happy Birthday" was cut on my robo using a template that I got from UKScrappers

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Wow!!!! Even More Blog Candy.......

Well this certainly seems to be the week for some absolutely amazing blog candy. Here are a few more giveaways.
Maxine over at Maxines-arts-and-crafts is giving away some fab blog candy for reaching 1000 hits. Congrats Maxine...... I still have a long way to go yet to catch up with that......... To be in with a chance of winning click on this link & leave a comment

Also giving away some blog candy is Olga at Saturdaysecrets. Again Olga has reached 1000 hits & this is the first blog candy she is giving away. Congrats Olga on reaching this total xx Leave a comment for a chance to win this candy at

Tracey at The Stitchinwitch's Rat Cage is giving away some blog candy for reaching 100 hits. You have until Friday to visit her blog & leave a comment

Kristin at Kreativ Kristin has a yummy stamp to give away as her blog candy for reaching a staggering 15000 hits. Wow that is absolutely amazing. To be in with a chance of winning this candy leave a comment at this blog

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge #21

Well its 6 minutes past 11pm & I have finally got my sketch saturday card finished & scanned in. I should have known it would take me forever as soon as I decided to do some stitching. Well here is the layout that the girls set.

This is the card I made from the layout. I used a white card base, with a blue glitter card layer on top. The diagonal layer is a xmas tree paper from a cardmaking cd that I seem to be using all the time at the moment. The blue striped paper is from a card kit by Debbie Astle. The square is stitched using a pattern from Sam's Shop, I have added gems to the stitching & na xmas tree 3d sticker from Crafty Bitz. I am really pleased the way this card has turned out xx

Blog Candy Heaven....

Well my buddy Kaz_za at Kaz_za's Crafty Corner (see link right) has been having a scout around blogland & has found some more adorable candy. You will have to be quick though as its only running for 24 hours.

Blog Candy.......

Funky Fairy is giving away not 1 but 3 lots of blog candy on her site. To be in with a chance of winning this fabby prize leave a comment on her site using the link on the right xx

If you go over to see Rach at PapercraftsbyRach, link is on the right, she has the most amazing Whiff of Joy Candy to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on her post & you are in with a chance xx

For achieving 30,000 hits on her blog Bunny-Zoe is giving away some fab Magnolia Candy. Leave a comment on her post to have a chance of getting your hands on this wonderful prize. Click on the link on the right of my page

Thursday, 23 October 2008

1st Card this week!

I have been laid up for 2 days this week with a mega migraine so I am totally behind in my challenge cards..... Hate it when I have to play catch up. Anyway the card I have got made is for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which can be found using the link on the right. The challenge this week was "Blue, White & a little bit of Snowflake". Well thats half of my Xmas cards made to date!!!! But I came up with a new card after seeing this gorgeous image.......

The image is from Tracey Miller of Fred,She Said, & I just couldn't resist it. The sentiment is also from the same set but I printed it out on my Dymo instead. The blue xmas tree background paper was downloaded off a cardmaking cd & cut with decorative scissors. The snowflake & star are from a sheet of embellishments from Crafty Bitz. The mini snowflake peel offs, gems & ribbon are all from my stash. xx

Friday, 17 October 2008

Not Very Cute.......

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week was to make a Autumnal Card. Well I managed to get that bit right but I probably would have been better off submitting this card for the Male Challenge on ABC. Never mind thats what happens when you do one challenge at a time. Anyway here is the card I made.....
All the items used on this card were found in amongst my stash. I used the sketch from another challenge I entered recently but converted it to fit onto A5. The hardest part was to find some male orientated embellishments to go in the squares, so I ended up using peel offs xx

Thursday, 16 October 2008

3 More challenges complete

Well I am really packing them in this week & loving every minute of it. I made 1 card that covered 2 challenges so I wandered off into blogland to find another one to do. So here's the 1st one I did....... the ABC Challenge was to do a card for a male, which I combined with the sketch challenge on Secret Crafter. To view their blogs clickon the links on the right.

The image was from a downloadable set that I got from a couple of years ago & was in the same set as the cat I used the other day. The rest of the things I used were all in my stash, so hubby is once again a very happy man.

The second card I made last night was using a sketch from a Spoonful of Sugar. This is the first time I have done one of their challenges & although the sketch looked quite complicated I am pleased with the way it has turned out.

The glittered vellum & gems are from Papermania, the snowflake paper is from Craft Creations. The sentiment in the corner is from a sheet from Fred,She Said. The rest of the bits I have used were from my stash.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sketch #20

I really enjoyed using this sketch & I'm sure I will be using it again very soon. Thank you Sketch Saturday for another great challenge.
Here's my take on this sketch.

The backing paper is from a cardmaking cd that my mum has which I have glittered with irridescent glitter glue. I have then added a paper ribbon from the same cd. The church is a decoupage sheet that I had downloaded from Hobby Tool. I have then added 3 squares cut from the paper ribbon which I have glittered & added a gem in the centre.

L is for Lace......

Blimey, this one is right on the deadline. I can't believe how late I have left it. Anyway, this week on ABC Challenge, we were set L for Lace..... & here's my card

The paper , image & card are all from my stash. The bow was cut on my robo from a template on UKScrappers. The stitching pattern is from Sam at

PIF.... Free Goodies........

Big Hi to everyone, especially Marcea at Marcea's Crafting Corner who sent me these fantastic goodies at the weekend. As these are part of a PIF (Pass It Forward) it is now up to me to send 3 lucky people some goodies of there own. To get hold of some goodies from me, you have to be one of the first 3 people to comment on this post. Looking forward to hearing from you all xx

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Happy Blogversary Natalie

To celebrate her blogversary, Natalie is giving away a gorgeous amount of Blog Candy. Just visit her blog, leave a comment then post a link on your blog. Open until October 18th.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Hi Everyone. I wanted to get another challenge in before the weekend & when a delivery of stitching patterns from Sam at came through my door I new I had to make one. I decided to enter it into the Cute Card Thursday challenge which this week is buttons & bows.The paper, image & ribbon are all from my stash.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

On a Roll

I'm on a roll tonight. This is my second challenge card & it is for a brand new challenge blog, called Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.Here is the card I created for this challenge. It will be given to my Mother In Law next week for her birthday.The image & green gingham backing paper is another set by Samantha Murphy. The daisy paper is a Paper Pizzaz from my stash. The celebrate is K & Co. The flowers are from my stash.

Sketch Challenge

Well I think I am at last catching up with the list of jobs I had for this week, a couple of things won't get posted on here till next week, don't want to spoil any surprises. I had a stall at a local airshow at the weekend & the Saturday was too windy to trade & Sunday was a washout so I was glad to get back home. Needless to say I haven't had much time for making cards.
However I have finally got round to doing the Sketch Saturday challenge. This has been set by Gill from the DT. The sketch looked reasonably easy until I decided to do it on A5 Landscape!Here is my interpretation of it. The backing paper & snowman are by Samantha Murphy at She has the most amazing downloads that I have seen for a while. The other bits & pieces were all in my stash, hubby will be happy that at last it is being used!!

Monday, 6 October 2008

ABC Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry for this weeks ABC challenge. It was a sketch challenge set by Katharina from Whiff of Joy Stamps. I found this one quite a hard challenge but I think I will play with this sketch again to get it a bit better. I cut the ovals on my robo & the paper is from a set that my Mum purchased last year xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Award from Sally

Thank you Sally for this amazing award. I hope it is the first of many You can view Sally's Blog here xx I have to nominate 7 more to send the award to these are the rules.

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your blog award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated.

I am not too clever with html so I will just have to write the site addresses in xx
The blogs I nominate are

I'm afraid 5 is all I can manage but thats better than nothing xx