Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Cute card thursday ~ In the garden

Here is my card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week. The new theme is 'In the garden!' a lovely easy theme for this week, come along and play!

I based this card on my youngest 2 who are having a birthday soon and also our little dog, that is why she is coloured in such a patchy way, I was trying to capture the look of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, yeah I know this one is a bit big but the children won't notice!

I have to say a huge thank you to Claudia for these gorgeous images as mine still haven't arrived. I don't know why but mine seem to come way after everyone else who orders at the same time!

I want to wish you all a fabulous weekend ~ I may not be around much over the next few days as we have family coming to visit us for the weekend!

supplies: stamps ~ Magnolia and flowers are Panduro
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Dasher'

Monday, 28 April 2008

Homepage card and awards

I made this card for a competition we are running on our SBS group for a homepage picture. The theme was friends!

I used a gorgeous Hanglar image and Basic Grey two scoops.

supplies: Cardstock, cream textured, olive smooth

DP ~ Basic Grey 'two scoops'

Stamps ~ Hanglar

Embellishments ~ flora doodles, Papermania flower, eyelets, mulberry flower, ribbon and brad from stash

I have been awarded these 3 awards by Camilla, I am just so honoured to receive them Camilla has a fabulous blog and makes the most amazing cards.

I normally do duck out of awarding these but this time I am going to name a few people in no particular order!

1. Debbie ~ only been blogging a very short time but already she has really made her mark on the blogging world and is a true source of inspiration

2. Hannah ~ been blogging even shorter but she is an amazing talent and we had all better watch out as she is still only 10!

3. Seleise ~ my SBS sister, I would like to thank Seleise for her regular visits and sweet comments even though I know what a busy life she leads and of course she sent me the most fantastic parcel in our secret sister swap!

4. Flossie, ~ makes fabulous cards and is a regular visitor no matter what, I always look forward to your comments and you never let me down!

there are so many more people I could name for many more reasons, I really appreciate you all visiting and leaving me such lovely comments, thank you!

Sunday, 27 April 2008


Here is my dotty ATC for Tilda & friends ATC challenge and also my embossing entry into the Saturday's workout challenge.
I ran my cardstock through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder, I love this look!
I cut a branch from my new Magnolia tree, the tree is so big so I was glad I could use just a branch!
The owl is Magnolia too, he is a cutie! The ticket stamp is Autumn Leaves, I just got this from papermaze yesterday, they were very quick to deliver! Only 1 day, fabulous service!

supplies:Tools ~ cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder
Cream and brown cardstock, Creative white smooth cardstock, DCWV textured mat stack
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'owl' 'tree' Autumn Leaves 'ticketed'
Embellishments ~ gems from stash

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Debbie's blog candy challenge

Here is my entry for Debbie's blog candy birthday challenge. You were to make a girly card with ribbon! You still have until monday to enter, you can win some fabulous goodies consisting of a gorgeous pack of Laura Ashley papers, Flora Doodles flowers and a Magnolia Tilda stamp! Now what are you waiting for? hop on over and enter, I know you want to! You can see the goodies here!
For my card I used the fabulous tutorial Claudia showed us on her blog, it looked complicated at first but once done it is actually very easy. I am going to use these in future for image swaps, they make fab little pockets!
Supplies: Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities, ribbon hole punch
Cardstock ~ pink and olive green
DP ~ sorry, had it ages and it has nothing written on the back
Stamp ~ Panduro
Embellishments ~ Provocraft rub-ons, Papermania adhesive stones, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

I am sorry I am so behind with my visiting, I set aside a few hours last night and no sooner had I sorted some emails than my computer seized up, took me the rest of the night just to try to get it running again. Hope to get round everyone later!
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Papertakes ~ Katharina's sketch

The Papertakes weekly challenge this week has a sketch by Katharina. She has provided a fantastic sketch and they are also offering blog candy! A fabulous Bella stamp!
I love the sketch and I am sure I will be using it again. I used my Basic Grey Archaic papers as they go so perfectly with William! Thanks to Andrea for the image!

Supplies ~ Cardstock ~ cream textured and brown
DP ~ Basic Grey 'archaic'
stamps ~ Magnolia 'sitting William' 'goblin fungi' handmade card stamp unknown make
Embellishments ~ ribbon from stash

Thursday, 24 April 2008

CCT Girls just wanna have fun

This week the challenge over on Cute Card Thursday is
Girls just wanna have fun!
Well, it was only fair to have girly cards this week after cards for the boys last week!
We are lucky enough to have some blog candy on offer again this week, very kindly donated by a member of the design team! Go on and check out their blogs, they have produced fabulous cards again this week!
I used my new Sugar Nellie stamp 'Lola's tea party', it is sooooo sweet! I can't wait for them to release the new Maggie and Hamish stamps, especially the little lamb one! You can see them over on the Sugar Nellie site, so cute!
Supplies: Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities
Cardstock ~ White textured, green and white creative smooth
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Lola's tea party'
DP ~ Laura Ashley 'comtemporary'
Embellishments ~ Cricut cut flowers (thanks Debbie), Papermania adhesive stones, Provocraft Memory rub-on, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, button and eyelets from collection.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Tilda and friends ATC wet and windy

Whoops, almost didn't make it intime! the theme this week at Tilda and friends ATC was wet and windy and had me stumped! Luckily, I remembered I had this snowman so have gone for frozen wet! The background is embossed but isn't showing too well, I also put glaze onto the star and the heart buttons.
don't forget the new ATC challenge will be up tomorrow with a brand new theme, the DT make fabulous ATCs to inspire you!
Supplies ~ Cuttlebug, snowflake embossing folder
stamps ~ Magnolia 'snowman'
embellishments ~ ribbon from stash, Papermania adhesive stones

Monday, 21 April 2008

Cafe Paris!

I got these sweet cafe stickers from my DH at Christmas and when I saw Yings blog candy challenge to base your card on a photo of a cafe I knew I had to use them! Of course the other obvious choice was Paris Tilda which was kindly sent by Andrea.
I used the Ismaki sketch #16, set this week by Beatrix.
I am also entering this card into the Saturdays Workout challenge, this week is the very first challenge and the theme is 'distressed'. I inked the edges of my papers and also the papers were already distressed.
Supplies ~ Cardstock ~ cream and brown
DP ~ Basic grey 'motifica' pack
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Paris Tilda'
Embellishments ~ Stickers by Craftwork, ribbon from stash

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Tilda & Co girly blue card with flowers

The Tilda & Co challenge this week is 'Girly but blue' as not many girly cards are made in blue colours! The odd thing is I had these things on my desk ready to use today to make a card for Anne's blog candy challenge to make a card with flowers on! I thought this pretty paper would be perfect! So here is my card for both challenges!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ White and navy textured, white creative smooth
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Tilda with flower', not sure who makes the other stamp
DP ~ Imaginesce 'For peeps sake'
Embellishments ~ Papermania adhesive stones

Saturday, 19 April 2008


Busy day again so no creating unfortunately. I do intend to make up for lost time very soon!
I received these gorgeous cards a little while ago so thought this a good time to share!
The one on the left is from Heather who sent me some fab images along with it, will be using them soon! The card on the right is from my Secret sister from SBS4 Seleise who also sent me the fabulous goodies below! I so enjoyed doing our secret sister swap as I had no clue for days who had sent my first set of goodies as clever Seleise had them posted from different states!
The sweet ATC is from Marlene who got me hooked on these gorgeous panduro images! I am sure you all know Marlene, her cards are so amazing!

Look at all the fab goodies I received in one parcel, the Hershey chocolates I have to say, went down a treat! Aren't the stamps so fantastic, I am looking forward to making them into something soon, already stamped out and ready to go! Just need to find the time to do the go!

Friday, 18 April 2008

Spring Lamb anyone?

No creative makes today unfortunately, the only painting I did today was magnolia on my walls. Anyway, saw this cute little lamby just behind our house and just had to get some photos.


Wednesday, 16 April 2008

CCT ~ It's a Man's world!

This week the theme at Cute Card Thursday is 'It's a man's world!'

We have once again some fabulous blog candy donated by a kind member of the design team.

A brand new Sugar Nellie stamp!

Please go and see the other DT cards, they are so fabulous!
I made a birthday card for my brother as my masculine themed card this week. My friend Debbie kindly stamped this image for me, it was so perfect for this theme!
I used Nicola's fab sketch #8 for my layout, it was perfect for what I wanted, not too fussy, I like fussy but not so much for a man!

The papers are Basic Grey's Archaic, also perfect for men's cards!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ cream and brown

DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'

Stamp ~ Magnolia

Embellishments ~ picture hanger, buttons, ribbon and studs from stash

Penelope's first outing

My new Sugar Nellies came yesterday, yey! This one is Penelope, she is so sweet! They are the new ones by Rachelle Anne Miller, can't wait to colour the other two! The Penelope stamp comes with these backing papers which are Heidi Swapp, they are so bright, the photo really doesn't do it justice!
I used Ila's sketch, she has blog candy up for grabs for the winner of her sketch challenge. Wait for it, 3 High Hopes stamps, check them out, they are so cute!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ White, dark pink and pink
DP ~ Heidi Swapp
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Penelope' and 'See D's'
Embellishments ~ ribbon from stash, Papermania adhesive stones, Flora Doodles flowers

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Sweet sugar challenge, no patterned paper!

The Sweet Sugar challenge this week is to produce a card without any patterned paper!

Yikes, now that is a challenge!

I used textured cardstock and my swiss dots embossing folder to get some interest into the background but still wondering if I should have stamped it. Too late now!

Supplies: Tools ~ Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, swiss dots embossing folder
Cardstock ~ White and dark pink, light pink Bazzill
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Winifred' and Panduro 'baby'
Embellishments ~ Doodlebug flowers, Dovecraft brads, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Monday, 14 April 2008

Ismaki # 15 another pink Tilda!

Yes, Bernie, I am definitely in my pink phase! Will try another colour tomorrow!
I used the Ismaki sketch #15 for this card, had to turn it on its side though to do what I wanted with it.
Just got these new flowers today, they are Flora Doodles I bought from Joanna Sheen, as soon as I saw this one I knew I had to use it today! Thankfully, the Ismaki sketch had a flower on it!

Supplies : Cardstock ~ cream and pink and white creative smooth
DP ~ Sandylion, Kelly Panacci 'stonewashed pink' and 'paisley pink'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Tilda in heart dress'
Embellishments ~ Flora doodles, rub-ons, ribbon from stash, Papermania adhesive stones

Sunday, 13 April 2008

DCM butterfly flutterby

The DCM dare this week was set by Jo and is called 'butterfly flutterby' you need to have at least one butterfly somewhere on your card!
This is one of my new Panduro images, they were such a bargain and even more of a bargain this week as they have a sale on their stamps until wednesday!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ white and pink
DP ~ DCWV and spotty paper is some gift wrap
Stamps ~ Panduro
Embellishments ~ Ribbon, safety pin from stash, flowers from Papermania and Panduro, button from Panduro.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Katharina's blog candy

I am sure all of you want to know how you can get your hands on one of these gorgeous cute stamps! Well, pop over to Katharina's blog and join in her birthday blog candy draw, you only have to complete some small requests to enter and you could win this fantastic stamp!

Friday, 11 April 2008

4x4 oriental

This one is a little bit late for the 4x4 oriental challenge which was a week ago now. I wasn't happy with it so I didn't post it before now. It did take ages to make as took a lot of cutting.
Got a busy weekend ahead now as we have our school fair tomorrow so baking etc today, don't know if I will get a chance to create anything. Shame as I just got my new Panduro stamps yesterday, all mounted now and waiting to be used!
Hope you all have a great weekend too!
Stamp ~ Clarity

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ things with wings

The theme on the Cute card thursday challenge this week is 'things with wings'
I found this lovely cute butterfly stamp in my collection which has never found its way onto a card until now. Pop on over to see the fabulous DT cards and for more information on the challenge, I hope you get time to play!
Supplies: Cardstock ~ white and olive
DP ~ Laura Ashley ~ 'contemporary'
Stamp ~ Inca 'heart butterfly'
Embellishments ~ ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Tilda and friends ATC cooking it up

Tilda and friends ATC challenge this week is a cook up!
the recipe is 1. Bow, 2. flowers, 3. colours (excl. flesh tones)4. brads or gems
I made this very quickly this afternoon using Dala Tilda and Goblin stump. I love how quickly these ATC's come together!
Annie is offering more blog candy for this week's challenge and the DT cards are fabulous, do pop over to get the details!

Supplies: Cardstock ~ pink and white creative smooth
DP ~ Laura Ashley 'traditional'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Dala Tilda', 'goblin stump'
Embellishments ~ cricut flowers, Papermania adhesive stones, ribbon from Papermill

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Ismaki #14 and Annie's birthday challenge

I followed the Ismaki sketch #14 for this card, I did turn it around first though!
I also made this one for Annie's birthday card challenge. Annie celebrated her birthday yesterday and is giving away some fantastic blog candy if you make her a pretty girlie birthday card with flowers on. I think this one fits the bill!
Thank you to Marlene for this gorgeous image and thanks to Debbie for the Cricut flowers!

Supplies: Tools ~ Eyelet setter, cuttlebug, nestabilities
Cardstock ~ white and pink
Stamps ~ Panduro and See D's sentiment
DP ~ Daisy D's 'Lullaby small flowers'
Embellishments ~ eyelets, ribbon, MM cheeky flat clips, pearl brads from stash, flowers made on cricut

Monday, 7 April 2008

Tilda Stitched up!

Tilda and Co this week asked to see stitching on our cards.
Never one to pass up a stitching challenge, one my favourite things on a card, I just had to play along!
I am concerned that this one is a bit too busy! I might have overdone it!
I am having one of those weeks where I don't like anything I make!
Hope you are all having a better week!
Supplies: Tools ~ sewing machine
Cardstock ~ cream and olive
DP ~ Laura Ashley 'contemporary' and 'traditional'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Lapp Tilda'
Embellishments ~ Flora Doodle flowers, Laura Ashley brad, Ribbon from Ribbon Oasis