Thursday, 28 October 2010

Gift bag and Goth Girl!

I thought the theme over on Cute Card Thursday a bit of a toughie this week!  Anyway, this is what I came up with for 'So Transparent!'
Our sponsor this week is
they are offering another great prize to one lucky winner!
I made a party favour bag that I decorated and punched out a heart using a Stampin' Up punch.  I added some acetate behind the heart.  
I am not happy with the little owl as I always feel I have cheated if I use something ready made but time was against me so he will have to do.  
Here is the card I made to give along with the gift bag....

I have been saving this Sugar Nellie 'goth girl' for my friend's daughter's birthday as it is so her style!
I decided to enter the Sugar Bowl challenge this week and have used the fabby sketch by Marlene.  I couldn't use the option 'for the boys'  though as I need 2 girl birthday cards for the weekend with time already very short!
I am also entering
Creative Inspirations ~ colour scheme brown, sage and cream
A spoonful of sugar ~ lets get punchy
Thank you for dropping by, have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


 That time of the week again and still not a lot going on here on my desk!  I am colouring a couple of images with Copics today.  Need 2 cards for the weekend!
Here is the view from my craft room window today, looks very nice but not so when you have to shovel the steps!  Thankfully the sun is back so they should dry up nicely!
Hope you play along with WOYWW, if you haven't heard of it pop along to Julia's blog to find out what it is all about!
Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Mind your Mummy!

With so many fabulous Halloween themed challenges going on this week I had to play!
My time to craft ~ ghosties, ghoulies and long legged beasties
and it is digi day over at Stamp Something so this wall hanging is perfect as both the Mummy bear and the Mind your Mummy sentiment are digital images available at Whimsy Stamps!

The fabulous wooden plaque came unpainted from Michaels, I knew as soon as I spotted it what I would turn it into!
A bit of Tim Holtz crackle paint to make it nice and spooky and it was ready for the image and decorations.

Do you like the cobwebs?  They started off as an accident with my glue gun but then I liked the effect and went a little crazy with it!
I am so glad it is Friday! After a great but busy weekend away last week then a week of catching up I am ready for a nice relaxing weekend at home!  We are supposed to be doing a pre-winter clear up in the garden but snow is forecast so we may be doing more snow-shoveling than anything else!
Hope you all have a good one!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Sketch by Lynn!

This week on Cute Card Thursday we have a fantastic sketch designed by Lynn. 
Short on time this week after having a short week last week followed by a long weekend away so I grabbed the first coloured image I had.  He is a cutie, from Lily of the Valley called 'big present'. He is coloured with Distress Inks.  
The ticket stamps are from Whimsy Stamps designed by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs.
Papers are Tim Holtz - going to run out soon, can't stop using them!
I picked up the little star buttons yesterday in Michaels.  
We are sponsored this week by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
I hope you will join us this week and also pop over to see the rest of the DT cards!
Paper Sundaes ~ someone little
Corrosive challenge ~ get rid of the white
Those school holidays really throw me off course, hope to get a bit more crafting time next week!
Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Whats on your work desk Wednesday?
Only a pile of dirty rubber!  Shocking! I normally clean them instantly but lately with very little crafting time I have been cutting corners!  That isn't a real pie next to them but a candle shaped like an apple pie, smells good enough to eat though!

 A card my son is busy making for his Dad's birthday!
 and far more interesting than what is on my desk today, what was across the street today nibbling at my neighbour's shrubs!
 Three moose, only showing you two of them as the large one ?Mom was hiding behind a large tree and I couldn't get a picture of her!

If you want to play along with WOYWW go along to Julia's blog to find out what it is all about!

Monday, 18 October 2010

and the winner is............

The winner of the rubber stamp of your choice from the new Meljen's Designs collection at Whimsy Stamps is

True Random Number Generator  9

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 Number 9 - Claudia

Please email your postal address and choice of stamp  to Denise at
I apologize for my tardiness in posting the winner,  the kids had a long weekend off school so we took off for a short break away.  We had a fantastic time but of course I now have a huge mound of laundry to wade through and the dog has come home from the boarding kennels this morning a little unwell!  She has an upset stomach which she does get occasionally but as the kennels are attached to the vets they went into the heroics and gave her some intravenous fluids and some antibiotics!  A little excessive I thought for one bout of
 D & V!  !  After all that she is feeling very sorry for herself!  
Must get crack on in the hope that I will have some creative time this week!
have a great day!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Whats buggin' ya?

Last day to do the Whimsy Blog Hop and celebrate the launch of Meljen's Rubber stamps.  You can visit my post for the Hop here and also enter into a drawing to win one of Meljens fabulous stamps!
Hurry though, it ends on Friday 15th 12 noon (EST)

The theme over at Cute Card Thursday had me perplexed this week until I remembered this stamp I bought a couple of years back, think I may have used it once before! It is from High Hopes Stamps.

The theme is 'Whats buggin' ya?' to use bugs, bees and/or butterflies on your card.
I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the Stampin up top note die for the layer beneath the image. 
The metal embellishments are all Tim Holtz, apart from the brads, not sure of the make, had them a while.
Stamp Something's challenge this week is something punchy, use punches and dies.
I am also entering the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, the theme being distressing!
We are sponsored this week by one of our regular sponsors
Please drop by the rest of the DT and see their fabulous, buggy creations!
Kids are on their jollies for the rest of the week so our weekend starts early this week! Looks like good weather too!   Hope you all have a fab one, thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas Organizer

There is still time to join in the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop and don't forget to leave a link on my post to be in with a chance to win one of Meljen's Designs new rubber stamps from Whimsy!

I was so thrilled to have won the 
Spoonful of Sugar Challenge last week so I absolutely had to play along again today!  Still trying to decide what to spend my voucher on at BunnyZoe crafts! So much to choose from!  
This week the challenge is Winter Wonderland!
So perfect as I have been meaning to make myself a 'Christmas Lists' book for a while, well probably years!  I always have one but it has never been 'altered' before!
I found this notebook in a Yard Sale for pennies and love it, it has lovely old paper inside and the outside wasn't too bad but not at all festive.  I soon sorted that out!
I love it even more now, it  is one of those books that feels as good as it looks!

Paper Sundaes challenge is all about changing seasons and as the snow and festive season will soon be upon us I thought this would be appropriate!
Bah-Humbug Christmas challenge asks for Favourite Cuties!
This one is certainly one of my favourite Cuties!  I even coloured the dog to look like our little pooch!
The stamps I used are
Lily of the Valley ~ skating along
Whimsy Stamps ~ 'Newsprint Ads', 'Holiday Ticket stamps'
Cats Life Press ~ Merry Christmas
Stampin up ~ post card and postcard

The paper is one of my favourites, Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding - Pepperberry', I have used this every year and the year before last bought heaps of it but it is now sadly dwindling away!
Thanks for dropping by have a great day!  

Friday, 8 October 2010

Meljen's Rubber Release at Whimsy Blog Hop

At last the day we have all been waiting for, the release of Meljen's Designs in rubber now available as a pre-order at Whimsy Stamps!
Welcome to the blog hop!
If you arrived here from Jacqui's blog then you are on the right track, if not you will most definitely want to start the hop at the beginning at Chris' blog!  You won't want to miss a thing on this hop!
There are prize spots all through the blog hop, including here so make sure you add your name below to be in with the chance to win one of the fantastic new stamps! Right at the end of the hop you will have an opportunity to win all the stamps in the release!
WE have some incredible guest designers joining us on our hop this week so make sure you follow carefully the cards are all amazing!
The stamp I used is called 'Holly Beary Fairy', isn't she adorable?  She is coloured with Copics and has stickles added to her wings.  The sentiment stamp is also available now at Whimsy Stamps, it is from the Holiday Ticket Stamps designed by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs.
All this sparkle means this card is perfect for the A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge this week which is sparkle and shine!

Now to continue on with the hop, pop along to Vanja's blog but don't forget to add your link below to be in with a chance to win one of these fabulous stamps!  Winner's choice! The blog hop ends next Friday 15th October  at Noon (EST) when the winners will be announced.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Cute Card Thursday - No Embellishments!

Cute Card Thursday this week has the theme I dread!
No Embellishments!
At first I think the plan was to have literally no embellishments but then we added to allow any embellishments you make yourself i.e. out of paper and card. 
I hope you will have a go at this theme, if I can do it anyone can! 

This little cutie is ' Mae as Alice' from
our sponsors this week!  Their  digital images are so adorable!

I used the new Whimsy Stamps Newsprint Ads stamp to sit behind the image and the ticket stamps are also from Whimsy Stamps, the make a wish from the  Ticket sentiment set and the to, from stamp is from the newly released Holiday ticket stamp set.

Speaking of new releases, Whimsy are having another blog hop tomorrow at noon to launch the brand new rubber stamps designed by Melissa Jenkins of Meljen's Designs, woohoo, can't wait!
Hope to see you then!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Whimsy blog hop Holiday 2010 release!

Whimsy Stamps Holiday 2010 rubber stamps release blog hop!
I hope you are enjoying your little hop with us today, if you are following you should have arrived here from Marley's blog
if not you might want to start right at the beginning of the hop, at Bev's blog,  so you don't miss out on any of the prizes along the way!
The hop will run until Thursday 7th October 12 noon (EST) and the winners will be announced soon afterwards. 
We are showing all the new stamps today, you may have seen some of the sneak peeks we have shown over the last 3 days and today is the day you can purchase them in the Whimsy Online Store!
I have used the stunning Carousel Horse 'Jingle Bell Ride' designed by Crissy Armstrong
I never think there will ever be a better Carousel Horse than the last one but somehow Crissy always manages it and I so love this one!

I couldn't pass up the chance to enter a few challenges today so here they are
ABC ~ easel cards
Creative Inspirations ~ Christmas in September
Cupcake Craft ~ Pink and brown
Charisma Cardz ~ Christmas
Creative Card Crew ~ blooming marvelous 
to continue on with the hop, trot on over to 
to see her amazing creation and there might just be a little treat in store for some lucky person there!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Whimsy sneak peek!

Todays sneak peek is the fabulous background stamp Newsprint Ads from Whimsy Stamps this is part of the new Holiday Stamps releasing tomorrow!
I absolutely love this stamp and am using it on everything I make!  Although it is part of the holiday collection it is so versatile, the ads are not Christmas related so can be used for any type of card or project!
Please check out the Whimsy Design Team for more sneak peeks from this fantastic rubber stamp release!
The stamps are all available to purchase tomorrow from Whimsy Stamps and we will be holding a huge blog hop to celebrate with prizes to be won throughout hop!

My youngest two were off to a birthday party yesterday so I made this card and matching gift bag for the birthday girl!
The challenges I am entering are
Stamp Something ~ Something to celebrate
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes
CRAFTchallenge ~ fancy floral

Stamps Whimsy Stamps 'Newsprint Ads', '  Ticket Sentiments', Magnolia 'sneaky Tilda'
Paper ~ Tim Holtz 'Vintage Shabby'
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Michaels

I hope you will join us tomorrow for the Whimsy Holiday Stamps 2010 release Blog Hop!

Other fantastic news from Whimsy! 
Meljen's Designs are now releasing some new designs in Rubber all available at the Whimsy online store!  Yahoo for all us rubber lovers!

Next week the Whimsy Design Team will hold another Blog Hop to celebrate the launch of this amazing collection!  They will be ready for pre-order on Friday 8th October when we will hold the blog hop so you can see all the new stamps!