Friday 29 February 2008

Love makes the world go round!

I made this for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is 'blue and green should never be seen'. I just bought these papers last week and have been so looking forward to using them. I so love vintage style patterns. They are K&Co Classic from the Margo range as is the Grand Adhesion sticker. I used my sewing machine to do the stitching, the fancy stitching is called fagoting stitch. I used this image I received from my SBS 4 sister Chris, thank you Chris I was so looking forward to using her. I am still waiting for my new ones from Magnolia.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, K & Co Classic Margo DP, K & Co. Grand Adhesions Classic Margo, Magnolia Stamp.

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Ismaki 8 and Lynn's challenge

I have been laying low for the last couple of days, I came down with a nasty stomach bug on monday night and slept pretty much all of yesterday! I made this on monday but couldn't get it uploaded until now. I didn't even have the strength to turn on my laptop yesterday!
I made this card using the Ismaki sketch 8. I also used a friend theme so that it would fit into Lynns 100th post challenge which you can enter here. Do pop over and have a look at Lynn's blog she has some fabulous creations and she is offering fantastic blog candy for her challenge!
Supplies: Pink cardstock, Basic Grey Two Scoops DP, BAsic Grey Two Scoops clear stamps, Magnolia Stamp - Tilda in heart dress, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis,

Sunday 24 February 2008

Tilda & Co. wishing you well!

This week the Tilda & Co challenge is a Get well challenge -
Now onto this week's challenge - Wishing you well!
I thought it would be very apt to have a get well challenge this week, not only is Donna out of action but there seems to be a lot of colds and other viruses doing the rounds just now.
You could make a Get Well card or a mini book, an altered item or gift box, anything really that would cheer up a sick friend or relative!
My horse stamp still hasn't arrived so I used this gorgeous image that Andrea kindly sent to me.
If you would like to participate in the challenge pop over to the blog and and link up your card, you will also see some gorgeous examples by the Design Team some fabulous inspiration there!

Supplies: Cream and pink cardstock, DP- Sandylion Kelly Panacci 'Paisley Pink', 'Stonewashed pink' and 'Buttercream daisies', Magnolia stamp 'Tilda on horse', Studio G stamp - snail and butterfly, sentiment produced on computer, buttons from stash, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.

Thursday 21 February 2008

Simon in shorts

Here is my second attempt at the Sweet Sugar challenge to dress up your Nellies! I paperpieced the outfit of this lovely Simon stamped image. I made this card for my nephew as he loves his shorts and t-shirts so this image made me think of him!

Supplies: Cream, brown and blue cardstock, Sugar Nellie stamp 'Simon in shorts', Studio G clear stamp - snail, DP - Sandylion 'argyle sweater' and 'plaid shirt', Papermania brads, Papermania ribbon.

Tuesday 19 February 2008

Easter Bunny

This little cutie fits into lots of challenges this week, I know I am being a bit cheeky but when needs must. I am not going to have much time later in the week as we have family coming to stay on thursday so tomorrow I will be cleaning and organising and thursday I will be baking cakes and making up beds! So here goes, firstly I used Nicola's sketch #4 over at My Paper World, another great sketch, thanks Nicola!
I used baby pink to fit in with the challenge over at UKStampers Sugar Nellie Challenge of course using a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp too!
VEry conveniently, it also fits for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which was to use springtime as a theme, so here is my Easter card! I can't actually enter this card into their giveaway though as they have a fabulous prize this week and they ask you to make a card solely for the challenge and not combine with other challenges. Pop on over and have a look, the stamps they are giving away are so cute, really worth entering!
I am going to be really cheeky now and also enter it into the Sweet Sugar Challenge which this week is to dress up your Nellies! I paperpieced her dress and ears so I think she counts. I am going to do another one for this challenge though as I am pushing it with this card and I love paper piecing and I have a cute little boy on my desk that I am working on today!!
I am tickled with how many challenges I could get this card to fit in, I think one week I will challenge myself to make a card that will fit in every challenge, might be difficult combining sketches though!
Phew, I have writer's cramp now! WEll typer's cramp if there is such a thing!

Supplies: White and pink cardstock, DP-Daisy D's Lullaby small flowers, Sugar Nellie stamp 'bunny with flowers', Papermania adhesive stones, sentiment made on pooter, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, vintage ribbon.

Monday 18 February 2008

Claudia and Katharina's challenges

Claudia and Katharina are both having challenges for some great blog candy. Claudia asks you to use your favourite colour to make a card and Katharina has a fabulous sketch challenge. This card is for both challenges as I followed Katharina's sketch and used my absolute favourite colour combination blue and brown. I used my new Magnolia stamp 'Lapp Tilda', she may become my favourite, she is such a cutie.
If you haven't yet been to Claudia and Katharina's blogs you are in for a treat, they are both so talented and have the most amazing creations!

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Basic Grey DP from Dasher pack, Daisy D's 'nursery blue polka dot', Magnolia 'Lapp Tilda' and cat, Studio G stamps -snail, butterfly and flower, freebie rub-on, Papermania flowers, Dovecraft brad, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.

Sunday 17 February 2008

Tilda & Co - Stringaling!

The Challenge this week on Tilda & Co is
Stringaling! Donna wants to see string on your Magnolia projects this week.
I started with this noticeboard which I have been using for a few months but it was very dull. I have been wanting to spruce it up for a while and I thought this challenge was perfect for it. I stamped the bottom with Stazon. Added a hanging string to hand on bits and pieces and even cards when I am waiting for them to dry.
I then coiled some string to make it into the snail's shell. Added some braid, ribbon and flowers and now it is so much prettier!

close up of the snail! Tilda is repositional and therefore also easy to change, I will change her to suit the seasons!

All items were just things from my stash, oh and a ball of string of course! The stamps I used for the board were Magnolia 'tilda with teddy' and some studio G stamps. Blooms are bazzill.

The rest of the DT team have come up with some fantastic ideas, I love all their projects, you really must pop over and take a look at them all!

Saturday 16 February 2008

Lola with gift

This new Sugar Nellie makes me think of Christmas which is just as well as I am already behind with my plan to make 5 christmas cards per month. This is the first one for february so I have some catching up to do!

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Sugar Nellie stamp ' Lola with gift', Basic Grey paper from the Dasher pack, Provocraft Rub-on 'Christmastime sentiments', ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, gems from Papermania pack.

Thursday 14 February 2008

Quacky Easter

Uk Stampers Sugar Nellie Challenge this week was to use orange along with a Sugar Nellie image. This Sugar Nellie is 'Duck in boots', I think he is so sweet and a perfect image for Easter. There is a sneak peak of the new Knitted characters over at Sugar Nellie today, they are so cute, going to have to have them too!
My SBS4 sister Heike has a challenge on her blog to show your Easter art work by this sunday 17th february, so I will enter this card!

Supplies: White and orange cardstock, Doodlebug paper 'Easter ribbon stripe', Sugar Nellie 'Duck in Boots', small flower stamp is Studio G, Sentiment made on pc, ribbon is I think 'craft work', not sure as it was a gift for Valentines Day, how convenient!

Excellent blog award!

I was awarded this by my blogging pal Andrea, thank you so much ! Of course I have to award it right back to Andrea as she is an amazingly, excellent blogger! now the hard part, choosing who to pass it on to, well everyone springs to mind but here are a couple that I have to name -
I don't know how many I was meant to pass it on to but must admit, I could have continued right through my whole list, I love everyone elses blogs, there is so much talent and inspiration out there!

Wednesday 13 February 2008

Baby boy Millie!

I haven't managed to do Beate's sketch for a few weeks so I decided that I would try last weekends sketch #34. This card is also for the Papertake Weekly challenge which for this week is simply stripes.
This stamp is another of the new Sugar Nellies 'Baby Millie' but I decided she should be a boy for this card as I wanted a couple of boy cards on stand by!

Supplies: Blue, cream and brown cardstock, papermania brads, Sugar Nellie 'Baby Millie', DP - Daisy D's Nursery Blue Pinstripe, Sandylion - Argyle sweater Blue, Organza ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, buttons from stash.

Sunday 10 February 2008

REcycling Mothers Day

Sorry it has been quiet here for a few days, we have been away for a long weekend catching up with family and friends. It has been so lovely, the weather has been very kind to us and we managed to fit a lot into a short time. Even so, it is so lovely to be home!
The challenge is up on Tilda & Co and it is a double challenge again this week, combining a Mothers Day theme with a theme chosen by yours truly, recycling!
Donna also has a special prize this week donated by Sally of Bootiful Stampz! Pop on over to see the gorgeous stamps she is donating along with a Stazon ink pad, what a fabulous prize.
I also have to thank Donna for fixing my banner, the wording wasn't quite right and she did great job without me even asking, thanks Donna you are a sweetie!
For my recycling bits I used a ribbon taken from a delicious box of Thornton's chocs and 3 sweet floral shaped buttons that I took from an old dress that one of my girls used to wear. I did attempt to make a chipboard sentiment out of a cereal box but it didn't look quite right so I used a rub-on instead, I have kept the word though and I will use it in the future, Never throw anything away! It will always come in useful!

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Crate paper - twig, Magnolia stamp 'Tilda baking', 'towel', Panduro heart stamp. Ribbon from box of chocs and old buttons. Royal Langnickel rub-on sentiment.

Wednesday 6 February 2008

DCM Doodles

Jo did a fantastic tutorial on doodling for DCM little extra this week. I have always liked the look of doodle letters but never dared to try it so this gave me the perfect reason to experiment. Also, the perfect excuse to use another of my lovely new Sugar Nellie stamps, this one is Lola with bunny!
Supplies: white and pink cardstock, DP-Basic Grey, Sugar Nellie stamp 'Lola with bunny', ribbon from AMM. Birthday greeting hand doodled. Papermania adhesive stones.

Tuesday 5 February 2008

You're a star!

There is a new Sugar Nellie Challenge called Sweet Sugar Challenge which started this week. The first theme is Stars and Stripes. There aren't that many stripes on here although Lola does have her very pretty stripey tights on and my stars are actually starfish!

Supplies: Brown and white cardstock, Basic Grey 'Dasher', Sandylion 'Plaid shirt', Sugar Nellie Stamp 'Simon & Lola', Starfish stamp - Panduro, Dovecraft designer brad, ribbon from stash.

Monday 4 February 2008

Cute as a bunny!

I made this today for Nicola's 3rd sketch challenge over at My Paper World and it just so happens that for the 3rd week running I have made a card that fits the theme on Papertake Weekly Challenge before the challenge is posted. I am obviously in tune with whoever is choosing the theme, Steph I think! Can't wait to see if I do it again next week! The theme this week is Blooming gorgeous, to use floral embellishments!
I used my new Sugar Nellie 'Bunny with Flowers', isn't she sweet? I love these new stamps and can't wait to try them all out, so guess what I will be showing over the next few weeks, lots and lots of Sugar Nellie, at least until my new Tilda's arrive!
The top paper was stamped and heat embossed and the scallops are Doodlebugs paper frills.

Supplies: Pink and white cardstock, DP - Daisy D's Lullaby Small Flowers, Doodlebug paper frills, ribbon, mulberry flowers and brads from stash. Sentiment printed from PC. Autumn Leaves Clear stamps - big swirls by Rhona Farrer, clear pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

Sunday 3 February 2008

Tilda & Co Romance!

The Tilda & Co challenge this week gives you a choice, you can choose between Romance or Buckle, some great examples of both are on the challenge blog here.

You can Either Chose to do a ROMANCE Or you can chose to do BUCKLE As we have all decided there is way too many valentines Challenges out at the moment some people may be sick them already, or if you anything like me you only send 1 Romance/Valentine Card so don't want to make more than you need too.

I have already made my valentines card, in fact I made 2 so decided to make a bag. This is a new thing for me and I so enjoyed making it. Of course you could make it slightly easier for yourself and decorate a ready made bag, but no I had to spend several hours measuring and scoring! I had a job getting a good photograph too which showed the ribbon, my only hangers are away from good light.
Supplies: Cream and brown Cardstock, Papermania Collossal pack, Magnolia stamp 'Tilda with balloon', Papermania adhesive stones, sentiment produced on PC, Paper piecing using K & Co Romanza Gingham, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, Scissor Sister Sweet Bella Blooms.

My first Lola

This is the first of my new Sugar Nellies, this is the very lovely Lola, isn't she so cute! I can't wait to use them all, hope to get some more coloured today.

Supplies: White, pink and green cardstock, Sugar Nellie 'Lola withFlowers', Papermania felt flowers, Papermania adhesive stones, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Blog Candy

Not here but 2 of my SBS4 sisters have blog candy up for grabs this week. Scrappernic has some blog candy for showing her your 'LOVE' artwork, can be cards, layouts whatever and they don't even have to be new ones, just send her a link! This one ends on wednesday 6th Feb so don't delay!

Also Carmen is giving away some gorgoeus magnetic bottle caps just for leaving a comment, so what you waiting for! Ends 14th Feb!

Good Luck!

Saturday 2 February 2008

Fun in the snow

Oooooooh, it is a gorgeous day here, lots of snow, well an inch or so anyway! Plenty to play in! I love it when it is at a weekend so the kids get to play all day. We have already been out building barricades for them so they can hide and throw snowballs at each other!
There is something about seeing a robin in the snow!

This is what happens when you are furry and insist in rolling in snow for half an hour!

hope you are having fun wherever you are!
Have a great weekend!

Friday 1 February 2008


I made this with a pretty ribbon for the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog challenge to use ribbon! I used another of the fabulous Hanna images my SBS sister Kelly sent me. Can you spot what dropped off? I can't believe it, I only noticed when I came to upload it and by then it was too dark to photograph it again, I will go and glue it back on before it gets sent to anyone though!
Supplies: White and lilac cardstock, Hanna stamped image, DCWV Pocket full of Posies paper, Doodlebug plastic flowers, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis.


Huge thanks to Andrea (Andreas world)who gave me this award, I am honoured!
I also received a tag from Andrea (frog) this week but I haven't had the chance to do it yet! thank you Andrea I will get around to it soon!

Good mail day!

It has been a funny old day, we woke to snow blizzards then just after breakfast the power went off for 7 hours unexpectedly! The kids ended up having an extra day off school so it has felt a bit strange!
The mail was a welcome arrival, a beautiful card made by Marlou, it is one of her own handmade felt embellishments and it looks even better in real life! Also a lovely image swap with my SBS sister Chris a gorgeous card and some fabulous images I can't wait to get creating with!