Friday 26 December 2008


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got lots of scrummy crafty things!
( I am scheduling so I can't tell you how my day went!)
This card is for my nephew I found these fab personalised dog tags a little while back and knew it be a great way to personalise a card!
This card came together very quickly which was lucky as I found I had a few to make in a very short time (made this one before Christmas)
The stamp is from Sugar Nellie called 'Rockstar'
Stamps: Sugar Nellie 'rockstar', Studio G 'boy and star'
DP:FancyPants 'Papa' ~ Brave
Embellishments: Dog tag from Woollen Mill shop
Thanks for dropping by and hope you are all enjoying this special time of year!

Tuesday 23 December 2008


I thought this gorgeous stamp from Sugar Nellie would make a perfect Anniversary card for my DH....ssshh, don't tell him!
It is designed by Leanne Ellis and called 'Luvvie', how appropriate!
As it is a masculine card and particularly because my DH doesn't like ribbons, bows or flowers on his cards I have kept it fairly simple.
The quote isn't showing well in the photograph but it says
'The highest happiness on earth is in marriage'

Supplies: Stamps: Sugar Nellie 'Luvvie', Studio G heart stamp
DP: Basic Grey 'Recess' Biology and Elementary
Embellishments: Rik rak from stash, heart charm from Sugar Nellie, buttons from RAK from Debbie

Sunday 21 December 2008

A Christmas Recipe

A Christmas Recipe
A Christmas card!I decided to use this gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp as I wanted to add a recipe in the inside of the card, you can see the recipe that I concocted below!
The recipe I added to the inside!
Been a busy weekend so I won't leave a supplies list today.....just shout if there is anything you would like to know!Hope you are all having a fabulous and festive weekend!

Friday 19 December 2008


I used another of my gorgeous Sugar Nellie guest DT stamps, this time 'Snowflake' by Elisabeth Bell. Isn't she a cutie?
I have been making up for lost time and got another 2 cards made today but too late to photograph unfortunately! I am hoping to finish another one tomorrow and then clear up my craft desk until after Christmas.

Supplies: Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Snowflake', studio G snowflake stamp for inside
DP: Basic Grey 'Wassail'
Embellishments: Flowers ~ Prima, brad, doilie and ribbon

Thursday 18 December 2008

Wish !

My first guest DT card for Sugar Nellie! This stamp is called Wish designed by Leanne Ellis. I think she has an old fashioned look about her so wanted a distressed look.
She is painted with watercolours and I added another layer of letters to give a 3d effect.
Now, hope to get started on another one!! I have been out shopping this morning for non-perishables and the panic is setting in....if I don't buy everything in the supermarket we will run out of food on Christmas Day!!!
today is the last challenge of the year over on Cute Card thursday, you can make anything you like it is an open theme and there is a fab stamp to be won.
I have to thank Andrea for running CCT on her own these past few months, I will be back on January 8th with the first CCT challenge of the new year, hope to see you there!
Supplies: Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Wish' designed by Leanne Ellis
DP : K & Co blue awning
Embellishments : Prima flowers, Brads, eyelets and ribbon from stash, charm hearts from RAK

Wednesday 17 December 2008

snowman soup

Made 3 very quick Snowman Soups today for teacher pressies. Can't believe it almost end of term again! I simply covered a disposable coffee cup and add decoration. Made a little bag for marshmallows and popped a lovely chocolate stick through the top and added a label and ribbon.
and now for the good new Sugar Nellies arrived today in my DT package, woohoo!
Couldn't wait and inked them all up. I completed a card but it was too dark to photograph so I will add it here tomorrow afternoon. Now I am itching to make my next one! Hopefully I will get another couple of cards made before I have to stop to concentrate on the festivities! I have suddenly got the crafting bug again....what timing!
Hope your festive preparations are on track, thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Oh so charming

Although I should really be getting more Christmas cards made I had to make a card with this very sweet Sugar Nellie image designed by Elisabeth Bell. This stamp is called 'Carefree' and is such a dream to colour. Watch this space as I have just spotted that our guest DT packs have been sent excited!!!!
This card fits perfectly into the Basic Grey challenge as I used my Infuse papers and added some little heart charms.
Supplies :Rubber stamp: Sugar Nellie 'carefree', coloured with watercolours and distress ink, inside card studio G stamp
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Infuse'
Embellishments ~ Prma flowers, rub ons, pearls and charms from stash

Monday 8 December 2008

Short Trip

Guess where I was last week?
The Brandenburg GateDH and I went to Berlin for a couple of days. Kids stayed home with Nana but I will take them one day as they would love the Christmas market. We left on saturday morning which was Saint Nicholas Day and as we left the hotel we found a lovely little goodie bag hanging on the door handle! I have to say the Gluhwein was rather nice too!


I was given this gorgeous award from Bernie, thanks so much, I so appreciate that you remembered me considering I have been missing so much lately! Promise to do better in the New Year!
I am just about on track now although way behind with my christmas cards so hopefully will be showing some more cards soon, should have one made up by this afternoon!

Monday 1 December 2008

Sprinkled with fun!

A quick post, so busy this week!
This is the card I made last week but couldn't show until today. Just love this Bella and the fun sentiment!
Think the papers are DCWV Xmas stack, flowers are Primas and the little cupcake is a See D's tiny stamp from a set.
Have a great week and thanks for your visit!

Thursday 27 November 2008

Christmas Wreath

Thank you all so much for your lovely get well wishes. I feel fine now, just got some sniffles left!
Today I went to a floral workshop to make this gorgeous christmas wreath, it is a huge improvement on last year's effort. It was held at a fabulous place with stunning views and they provided a delicious lunch of homemade soup, sandwiches and cake! How perfect!
I managed a card yesterday but can't show it yet as it is for a friend who could check on here so will show after the weekend. Hopefully I will get around for a blog hop later tonight, can't wait to see what you have all been making. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting!

Monday 24 November 2008

blog candy alert

My good friend Chris is celebrating her blogoversary soon and has fabulous blog candy on offer! Check it out here

sympathy card

Sorry I have been gone so long, I am still busy with the house but taking a day off as I have a horrible cold and can't manage anything too energetic.
I made this a couple of weeks ago when I needed a sympathy card, just never got the chance to upload it.

The image is the gorgeous 'Strawberry Tea' from Sugar Nellie designed by Elisabeth Bell.
The papers are Basic grey from a Wassail pad and the flowers are all Primas.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Glad Tidings

In between painting my kitchen walls I managed to come up with this card. It is too tempting having lovely new stash, just had to have a play!
I followed the Ismaki sketch as it has been ages since I have played along, so long that I didn't realise the sketch was last weeks! Oh well, better late than never! Also as I used my new Basic Grey Wassail papers and the Basic Grey challenge is 'Christmas' I decided to double up, they may be the only challenges I manage to take part in this week, although I would love to squeeze in another card later in the week.
I used this sweet new image from Sugar Nellie 'Trimming the tree' illustrated by Elisabeth Bell. I had to get both tree trimming stamps so watch out for the next is one of my favourite parts of Christmas!

The insideNo ingredients today as I am pushed for time...just shout if you want to know anything! thanks for visiting!

Friday 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween!

The lanterns are ready, cakes made, costumes waiting to be put on (this will happen 2 seconds after the kids walk through the door after school!) and the house is decorated!
Hope you all have a fun filled evening!

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Sugar Nellie ~ Rory

Couldn't resist making a card with the cute Rory from Sugar Nellie! He arrived yesterday with a few other yummy stamps I couldn't resist buying at the weekend from Funky Kits! The papers are new too, they are Fancy Pants and the note is from K&Co Blue Awning Journal Pad, love these, they add instant appeal!
With some flowers this image could easily be adapted for a feminine card but I decided to stick to buttons for a more masculine look!
This is my first card in about 3 weeks, can you believe it? I nearly didn't know where to start and was seriously lacking in confidence - must not take such long breaks in future!
Thanks for visiting!
Supplies: Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Rory'
DP ~ Fancy Pants 'Papa'
Embellishments ~ K&Co Blue Awning journal pad, buttons, photo corners and ticket from RAK, Star charm from Jeneca Beads

Saturday 25 October 2008

I'm Home

Just got back from our jollies last night, there is still a mountain of laundry to wade through but it is good to be home. We had a fabulous holiday in Lanzarote, some lovely sunshine, we had a well-earned rest and the kids had a ball! Shame about the weather back here in the UK though!
Got back to some fab news, I made it as a guest DT member for Sugar Nellie! Can't wait and of course couldn't resist some of the new stamps just released tonight so don't think it will be long before I have something to show!
Thank you all so much for all your sweet comments, as soon as I am sorted out I will be dropping by to see what you have all been up to!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday 9 October 2008

Sorry for the lack of new cards, I am taking a break for a few weeks, having a holiday and catching up with decorating the house. I hope to still drop by and visit you all when I can, in between coats of paint and when I need a coffee break!

Thursday 2 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Christmas Animals

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is
Christmas Animals!
I couldn't think of a better Christmas animal than a reindeer! A great excuse for me to use my Whiff of Joy Charlotte in Sledge. I found this fabulous Basic Grey paper with reindeer on, so perfect for this card, the paper is from the Blitzen range, how appropriate!
Check out the amazing DT cards and check out the Team's blogs for more ideas and inspiration!

A little studio G stamp for inside, no wonder I have no time, I can't make a card now without decorating the inside! You can just see where I added an extra layer here for some dimension. Debby does this on almost all her cards and they always look fabulous!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Blitzen'
Cardstock ~ SU 'ruby red'
Stamps ~ whiff of joy 'Charlotte in sledge', Autumn Leaves 'For the record 2', Studio G
Embellishments ~ Prima festive pail, Dovecraft Brads, Rub-on Sentiment by Letraset

Tuesday 30 September 2008

a Spoonful of Sugar ~ Camilla's sketch

This week at A Spoonful of Sugar we have another fabulous sketch, this time designed by the ultra talented Camilla!
I needed this card for my BIL's birthday so I used the very mature looking Edwin from the Summer collection by Magnolia. Think he looks very smart, all dressed up!
There is a fabby prize to give away again this week this time a very sweet Lola with Flowers stamp by Sugar Nellie!
Make sure you check out the DT cards, they are as always fabulous!

Supplies: DP ~ Crate 'Taylor collection'
Stamps ~ Magnolia
Tools ~ SU round tab punch, nestabilities, cuttlebug
Embellishments ~ buttons, Doodlebug frills, letraset rub ons.

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Lots of Sparkle

The Cute Card Thursday Challenge theme this week is
lots of sparkles!
Christmas sprung to mind and I couldn't wait any longer to use this gorgeous Whiff of Joy image.
I have also been desperate to try one of these criss cross cards, I always think they look so elegant and this Willow image definitely called for a little elegance!
This week we have a sweet little 'Christmas Honey' stamp from Sugar Nellie to give away to one lucky participant chosen at random next week!
The rest of the Design Team have made some amazing cards, pop on over to check out the challenge and get some inspiration!

Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'
Stamps ~ Whiff of joy 'Willow with lantern', Studio G sentiment, Basic Grey flourishes
Embellishments ~ Flower nd leaves Prima 'festive christmas pail', Papermania adhesive stones, velvet ribbon from Ribbon Oasis. Lace from stash.

Tuesday 23 September 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar ~ so charming

This week the theme on A Spoonful of Sugar is
So charming!
You can either use charms or a charming image!
I found lots more of these brown bags last week while clearing out a cupboard so just had to make another paper bag card, love them!
I kept the front fairly plain on this one to show off the charms.

The inside, a sweet Whiff of Joy stamp and a sticker quote and some gorgeous Prima flowers!

the close ups!
Do pop on over to check out the challenge, there is another fabulous prize for one lucky participant and lots of fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Supplies: brown paper bag

Stamp: Whiff of Joy ' Guardian angel' by Elisabeth Bell

DP: Basic Grey

Embellishments: Prima flowers, heart charms from Jeneca beads