Thursday, 25 November 2010

Baby it's cold outside

well the predicted snow hasn't arrived here yet much to the disgust of the local school kids who were hoping for a snow day lol.

i had some lovely news this morning that i had won some candy from the lovely Brenda. the prize was a voucher to spend at Sir Stampalot, wow what a lot to choose from, i eventually decided on some of the new christmas Tilda's, cant wait to have a play with them..

so with Tilda in mind and the colour scheme of blue and silver and a sketch from C4E here is my entry for this weeks challenge

well the image is a favourite of mine it takes me back to my childhood lol.
She has been coloured with inkadinks
papers are freebies from a magazine
everything else is from my stash

so i am entering my card at
Crafts 4 eternity - blue, silver and sketch./
simon says stamp- let it snow./
2 sisters - snowflakes./
lollipop crafts - christmas/
ABC- i is for ice and snow

hope you are all keeping warm have a great day



Friday, 12 November 2010

Christmas is on it's way...

well that's Halloween and Bonfire night over and done with for another year, and we had so much fun with both, the kids all looked so cute dressed up in their spooky finery and the bonfire party my friend threw was a great success again.
The weather has really turned horrible, here we've got heavy rain and wind yuck, will be amazed if the fence stays up lol, but it's a sign that my favourite time of the year is nearly here, sorry for you that dont want to here it yet but i am talking about Christmas, i cant wait to get the decs up and start wrapping pressies that i've bought and listening to all my fave christmas songs and getting watching all the christmas movies, although must admit me and DD have already watched a couple of our favourites - National Lampoons christmas vacation and Christmas with the Kranks.

There seem to be a few challenges around now with a lovely christmas theme so todays card is joining in with some of those.

The image is of course Tilda pulling her cute sledge
coloured with my faithful inkadinks
title is cut from a sizzlit die covered with baby blue stickles
the mirrored snowflakes are from Papermania which i think are quite cute.
ribbon, glittered card stock and gems on punched snowflakes are from stash.

I am entering this card at Totally Tilda - blue and silver.
Paper Sundaes - let it snow

have a great day everyone


Thursday, 26 August 2010

I'm back! lol

Oh lordy has it really been 2 months since i last blogged,oh the shame of it, HUGE apologies.
Being school hols it has been so busy even with the awful weather we've had, can't believe everyone is back to school next week, but it hopefully means i can get back on track with everything lol.

So to start getting back on track i've made a card, tag and little gift bag for Michele's recipe challenge over at Crafts for Eternity.

images are Rubbadubbadoo stamps nativity set
coloured with Inkadinks
All papers are Papermania old christmas set
snowflakes & holly -punches unknown
ribbon, gems and 'joy' brad stash.

Have a great evening hope the weather improves tomorrow.



Friday, 25 June 2010

here comes the weekend.....

Thank goodness it's Friday, the week seems to have dragged on forever, especially as i started with a cold and ended up with a sinus infection YUCK, too much info lol.
DD finished her final exam this week and has been on a real high, as it's not long now till her prom, her sweet 16th and her theatre arts show,busy month July is going to be as my youngerst niece also turns 6 awwww.

Well as it's Friday that means it's challenge time over at Crafts for Eternity, sorry Michele last minute again, having to work whilst feeling bleurgh does not help the creative juices flow lol.

Image is an unknown stamp from friend
Coloured with Inkadinks
Blue background paper - K&CO Bailey
Striped paper - K&CO Roam
Buttons and arrow from stash
Glossy Accents on golf clubs and ball

hope you've all had a great day and a fantastic weekend


Friday, 18 June 2010

Mmmm strawberries....

Dont you just love unexpected days of work, well yesterday i had one, so spent the afternoon in my little craft area, bliss, and i've got another one today woohoo lol, as the weather doesnt look to good today so think i may spend a few hours in my little craft area again, and do a bit of blog hopping, there are sooo many fantastic blogs out there and it's so nice to see what people from all over the world are creating and what with..

yesterday i made a card for Michele's challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity, made one last week too but didn't upload in time duh, i really must get a bit stricter with myself and take photo's as soon as i've finished making a card, i tend to go on to another project and then forget lol.

so today i have made this card with the gorgeous Tilda in the starring role again.

I was really good and managed to use up some old papers that i found in a box under the bed, i think it was bought whilst on hols in France there is no brand name on it so i dont know who to credit for it.
lace is from my LCS
Gems from £land (shhhhh, i love browsing in there lol)
Ribbon i pinched from DD's stash, thanks hunny xxxx
Tilda coloured again with inkadinks

Hope the sun is shining where ever you are, and you all have a great day, may be back later as i know i have a Fathers day card to make.
Thanks for popping by


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Oooops i've bought a Cinch...

Sorry all been MIA for this past week, have been busy busy busy, haven't had a minute to myself let alone a chance to do any crafting lol.
DD is nearing the end of her exams and is definately in prom prep mode, looking at hairstyles and accessories lol.
started to tidy our craft area last weekend and found loads of stuff that i'd forgotten we'd got in a box under the bed, thought i'd found everything when we set up our new craft area, some of the papers and embellies must be a good few years old, cant believe i actually bought some of them lol...
Soooo i vowed we'd have a bit of a stash diet and use try and use up some of this stuff failing that maybe donate it to two of my nieces (aged 5 and 8 ) and not buy anything except essentials, well unfortunately this evening i put QVC on and they were showing the Cinch from WRMK, wow loved it, looks a lot easier than the little BIA that we've already got, so some how i managed to pick up the phone and now it is flying it's way as we speak, oops.
Bang goes the stash diet already, but on the other hand surely i can class it as an essential can't i ???
managed to escape after dinner and made this card with some scrummy cupcakes on, mmmm makes me feel hungry just looking at it lol

The gorgeous cupcake is a free digi stamp from the lovely Melijen at
Melijens designs,
The cupcake papers are from DCWV Spring stack that i've had for aaaaaaages and the pink and silver ones are mulberry papers which i picked up in Home Bargains last year .
The beads i bought on holiday in france a few years ago.
Stickles are frosted lace

i am entering this card for the challenges at:
Prairie Fairy - Glitz & Glitter. - Frosted Designs - Glitter, Glitter & More Glitter. - Allsorts - lace &/or buttons. - Melijens Designs - Glitz,Glitter & Bling. - Lexi's Creations - something old. - Just Us Girls -use a digi stamp. - One Stitch At A Time - celebrations.

Thanks for popping by hope you've had a great day and have an even better one tomorrow


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Here comes the rain again.....

Well honestly, all this rain it hasn't stopped all day, at this rate i think we'll have to build an ark. Ah well tomorrow is another day as they say so hopefully it will be brighter.
Todays card is another gorgeous Tilda who seems to be enjoying a lovely summers day, wish i was there with her lol.
I am entering this card at Sketch Saturday,also Stampin for the weekend summer/travel theme and Paper sundaes summer fun theme.

image Tilda from Magnolia
coloured with inkadinks
papers papermania
bling and ribbon from own stash

hope you've all had a great day, fingers crossed for sun tomorrow ..


Monday, 7 June 2010

what happened to the sun????

Evening all, well had a lovely weekend, busy but lovely didn't have any time to visit my crafting area.
Saturday night watched a spectacular lightening storm, absolutely stunning, but sadly the sun vanished and the heavens have opened and seem to want to hang around.
Poor DD had a 2 hour maths exam today, i remember those days and certainly don't envy her or her friends at this moment in time lol.
Managed to escape upstairs after dinner to my little crafting area and made a card,which is again of Tilda.I so lurrrve Magnolia stamps.
I am going to enter this one in Pear Tree Designs challenge - Sketch plus flowers. Cupcake Craft Challenge - Dazzle us . The Pink Elephant - Red,Scallops, & a Bow. Quirky Crafts - Girly Girly. Charisma Cards - Flowers

The image is Tilda from Magnolia
Coloured with Inkadinks
Paper is from Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon, bling, flowers from own stash

Thanks for popping by, hopefully the sun will be back with us before long.


Friday, 4 June 2010

Thank crunchie it's Friday...............

Crikey it's Friday already, where has the week gone????
Well the sun has been shining brightly all day and all is well in my little corner of the world...
My lovely postie delivered my new fingerguard trimmer and blades so i shall be spending time having a play and cutting lots of fancy edges on paper.
todays card is one i'm entering into the ''pimp your card'' challenge over at sweet stamping challenge blog

the image is obviously the very gorgeous Tilda
colored with inkadinks
papermania Henbury lane papers
bling and ribbon from my stash

thankyou for visiting hope you have a lovely weekend and the sun continues to shine wherever you are


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ooer get me........Hello blogland...

Wow, my very first post on my brand new sparkling blog, it feels like i'm writing on the first page of a brand new diary lol.
Well my darling daughter Is at fault for this, she is dragging me kicking & screaming into the 21st century.
Computers & me are not always the best of friends, I know what I want it to do so why does it not behave and just do it ??? I so prefer playing with sparkles, pretty paper and stamps, hence the title lol, at least if it goes wrong i can recycle it or throw it away (gasp!!!!), the same cannot be said for the laptop.Think my DD would have something to say about that if i threw a tantrum and threw it in the bin.
Think it may take me a while to get used to this blog malarkey & will have to rely on DD to rescue me, so please bear with me.

Now for the fun stuff, this altered clipboard is one i have made for crafts 4 eternity's weekly challenge. i am using one of Michele's digi stamps which i won last week, he is gorgeous and i'm so proud to say his name is Tembo.Ok that's all for tonight am off to see what challenges are flying around blogland.