Monday 31 March 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenge ~ men and boys

The Sweet Sugar Challenge this week was to create two cards for the men or boys in our lives!
I used 'guitar boy' and the fabulous new stamp 'sk8r boy'.
Pop on over to the challenge and see the rest of the DT's cards, they are fantastic!
This is a great excuse to use those new stamps from Sugar Nellie that are just perfect for male cards, I do hope you join in!
Supplies: Tools: sewing machine, eyelet setter,
Cardstock ~ White and brown
DP ~ BG 'motifica' manuscript paper
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'guitar boy'
Embellishments ~ Picture hanger from haberdashery, metal word and ribbon from stash
Supplies: Tools ~ eyelet setter
Cardstock ~ white and brown
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Slo mo'
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'sk8r boy'
embellishments ~ tag from Next boys trousers, ribbon and brads from stash

Sunday 30 March 2008

Surprise post

I have been away for a few days so haven't been able to create anything this weekend but look at the gorgeous card that was waiting on my doormat when I got back this afternoon!
It was made by my SBS 4 sister Sparkle, she has more of these beautiful cards on her blog, go and check it out, you won't be disappointed! she also sent me a few Bella images and I absolutely love them, can't wait to play! thank you so much Sparkle!

I did make this card last week before my trip but didn't get a chance to post it. The stamp is Sugar Nellie 'Hamish in kilt', isn't he a cutie?
If you would like to win this stamp (a brand new one) pop on over to the
As I am short on time I won't leave a supplies list, if you have any questions, please just shout up.
I am hoping to catch up on visiting with you all later but still tackling the laundry mountain just now!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ People

This week the theme at Cute Card Challenge is People!

I used the fabulous sketch Katharina posted on her blog here. Katharina does the most amazing sketches and I thought this one would be perfect for this card!

I used another of my new Magnolia stamps 'Tilda with broom'.

The design team have made some amazing cards, do pop over to their blogs to see how they created them.

Once again we have some fabulous blog candy on offer with this challenge ~ are we spoiling you yet?

Supplies: Cardstock ~ Navy and white, creative smooth white

DP ~ Scissor sisters 'daisy blue', Art Impressions 'bitter blueberry stripe'

Stamps ~ Magnolia 'tilda with broom', 'fence', 'gate'

Embellishments ~ ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Tilda & friends ATC ~ blue and yellow

The Tilda & friends ATC challenge this week is to use the Swedish flag colours of blue and yellow.
(Because our lovely Tildas come all the way from Sweden)!
This is one of my newest stamps so it is the first time out for her, she is Tilda gathering straws.
I chalked the sky using a cloud mask but unfortunately on the photo it doesn't show up too well, it looks so much better in real life!
There is fabulous blog candy on offer over there this week, a brand new Magnolia stamp of Dala Tilda, pop on over and take a peek!

Supplies ~ Cardstock ~ creative smooth white
DP ~ Little Sizzles
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Tilda gathering straws'
Embellishments ~ Papermania adhesive stones

Monday 24 March 2008

tilda & Co sketch challenge

This week at Tilda & Co, there is a sketch challenge.
The sketch is perfect for this cute Goblin from Magnolia so I had to give it a try.
Hope you are all happily scoffing chocolate this weekend and having a great time!
Thank you for taking some time out to visit!

Supplies ~ Cardstock - cream, olive green and creative smooth white
DP ~ I think the papers are K & Co, they came in a pack a while back
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Rowdy William', 'goblin stump', 'Martha's fungi', 'Tilda's birds'
Embellishments ~ Dovecraft brads

Sunday 23 March 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
This is a little Easter basket I made the other day as a gift for our neighbours.
I used an imaginesce chick stamp, doodlebug papers and nestabilities large circle for the base.
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

Saturday 22 March 2008

Tilda and friends ATC ~ chocolate creations

The Tilda and friends ATC challenge this week is Chocolate Creations.

I decided I would go for the chocolate colour for this ATC. It is very simple one this week for me as time has been running short. I love making these though as they very quickly come together.
If you haven't made an ATC before pop over to the challenge and see what it is all about, I think you could get hooked on these cute little cards. They can even be used as toppers and added to cards later.
Hope you are all having a great Easter Weekend and thank you for dropping by!

Tools ~ Decorative edged scissors
DP ~ Sandylion
Stamp ~ Magnolia 'Tilda in heart dress'
Embellishments ~ flowers and pearl brad from stash

Friday 21 March 2008

Arty Girlz Doodling

I couldn't wait to make a card with this new stamp from Magnolia it is Martha with pearls from their new Goblin collection! I decided to add a bit of doodling around the image to enter it into the Arty Girlz challenge.
I hope you are all having a great Easter weekend!

Supplies: Tools ~ sewing machine
Cardstock ~ white and green, white creative smooth
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Two scoops'
Stamps ~ Magnolia ' Martha with pearls', 'Goblin fungi', 'cute birds' and Studio G 'snail'
Embellishments ~ felt rik rak from Ribbon Oasis, pearl ribbon slider from a PIF RAK from Jo, thanks again Jo!

Thursday 20 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday ~ Creatures

Challenge 2 is here at Cute Card Thursday!
This week the challenge is 'All Creatures Great and Small'
We have great blog candy to give away for this challenge too,
pop on over to check it out!
The DT's cards are fantastic as always, do go and take a look, some great inspiration to be found!
I have been waiting for this chimp for a while and finally he arrived yesterday!
He is a Sugar Nellie stamp from the Little Cotton Rabbits range.
Supplies: Tools ~ eyelet setter, sewing machine
Cardstock ~ White and pale blue
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Dasher - Bunny Hill', K & Co Addison Blue Gingham
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'Pirate monkey'
Embellishments ~ dovecraft eyelets and brads, Karen Foster metal charm, raffia from stash

Tuesday 18 March 2008

Sweet Sugar Easter Challenge

It is Easter over at Sweet Sugar Challenges, so here is my Easter card!
I have just joined the design team over there, do pop on over to see my fellow DT members cards, they are just fabulous!

I used my lovely duck in boots Sugar Nellie stamp, I think he is such a cutie although my DH thought at first glance that it was a boy wearing a helmet!!!! ( he thought the bill was a face with 2 eyes)

I used my lovely swiss dots embossing folder on all the patterned paper I love this effect! I used my nestabilities to create the greeting and found the post that I first saw this idea using punches. It was on the blog of extremely talented Claudia, my fellow DT member on Cute Card Thursday, you can see her version here!

This is how you position your scalloped circle back into your nestie die cutter, I use a bit of tape to hold it still only sticking it to the back.
this is how it comes out!

Supplies: Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities, swiss dots embossing folder
Cardstock ~ Burgundy and white
DP ~ K & Co ' Margo' collection
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'duck in boots'
Embellishments ~papermania brads, sentiment made on PC

Ismaki #11

This is my card for the Ismaki sketch #11 this week set by Manue.
My wobbly stitching could be better, will have to practise that, who would have thought that wobbly would be so hard? I got this lovely image in a PIF RAK from lovely Jo, so thank you, it was perfect for this card and for the person I have in mind for it!
Supplies: Tools ~ eyelet setter, sewing machine
Cardstock ~ white
DP ~ Basic Grey, 'two scoops'
Embellishments ~ Papermania eyelets, ribbon from stash, sentiment made on PC

Sunday 16 March 2008

4x4 friday Faeries

A very quick card this morning for 4x4 friday. I love the size of the card it is so cute! The theme this week is faeries and as I haven't used this stamp for about a year I thought it was time it resurfaced. I wanted to use my flower fairies but they were just too big!
Supplies: Cardstock ~ white and green
DP ~ K & Co 'Margo'
Stamp ~ PSX G-3248
Embellishments ~ Papermania adhesive stones, ribbon from stash

Saturday 15 March 2008


Look what my lovely blogging buddy Heike just gave me! Thank you so much Heike, you are great too and it is so sweet of you to think of me!
I have to pass this on and normally I duck of doing that because I think everyone who creates and blogs is great but this week I am going to nominate my fellow DT members on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge for all their support and fabulous work in our very first week! Thank you all and you are all great! Please see their fabulous blogs, links in the sidebar!

Also, this week I was nominated for this award again by my lovely friend and SBS 4 sister Chris and the very talented and lovely Louly.

Thank you both so much guys and if you don't have this yet, then I nominate you for being so kind as to come and read my blog!

Thank you for visiting and hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday 14 March 2008

Green card for Marlene's challenge

Marlene has a fabulous blog candy challenge going on just now here.
As she loves the colour green and uses a lot of ribbon, you have to make something with some green and some ribbon on it.

Supplies: Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities, sewing machine, eyelet setter
Cardstock ~ cream and green
DP ~ K & Co 'Margo collection'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Tilda with heart package'
Embellishments ~ Papermania brads, eyelets and ribbon from stash, Sentiment made on PC

Thursday 13 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #1

Our very first challenge has just gone up this morning on our brand new challenge blog

The challenge this week was set by Andrea and it is 'New Beginnings' to celebrate our very first challenge and the start of something very new and exciting!
So, you can make any 'New' type of card maybe New Baby, New Home, New job or perhaps a first birthday or anniversary. Plenty of scope there so come on and join in the fun!
WE have blog candy to be won by one lucky entrant who will be drawn from a hat next week! Good luck!
I made this for a friend who is about to move to a new job!
Please visit the challenge blog to see great examples on this theme from the design team, they have all made fabulous cards!
Supplies: Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities, sewing machine
Cardstock ~ white and brown
DP ~ sorry had this ages from a scrapbook set and don't have any labels
Stamp ~ Magnolia 'Edwin with broom'
Embellishments ~ Sentiment produced on PC, cut out with nestabilities, dog tag from a new pair of boys trousers bought from Next, ribbon from stash

Wednesday 12 March 2008

tilda & friends ATC & Marjorie's colour challenge

The second challenge is up today on
the theme this week is In the Pink!
Add some pink to your ATC and use a Magnolia image!
I must thank Chris, my SBS 4 sister for this image.
I also managed to squeeze in Marjorie's Colour challenge #9 I have been wanting to participate in this for weeks now and run out of time each week but this was the ideal time to combine the 2 challenges. The colours to use are
Hollyhock Sunkiss Yellow Sweet Leaf Cranberry
I think I managed to use all the colours on this one. See if you can play along, it is great fun!

Supplies: tools ~ sewing machine
Cardstock ~ cream, pink
Stamps ~ Magnolia and Studio G
Embellishments ~ papermania adhesive stones

Tuesday 11 March 2008

New Challenge Blog

Here it is the link to our new Cute Card Thursday challenge blog!

It starts this thursday so only 2 days to go, at 10am!
A great excuse to get out those cute stamps and other cute embellishments!
Come along and join in the fun, there are prizes to be won for the first 2 weeks of the challenge!

Secret Sister and Notebook!

Look what came in the mail today, many, many thanks to my lovely Secret Sister from my SBS group!

I just had to use a bit of it on this lovely notebook I made for my son. I had noticed lots of bits of paper lying around when he is playing on his games console so I decided he needed a place to keep all those notes! He said it is 'cool'!
Supplies: Tools~ Bind it all, cuttlebug, nestabilities
DP~ Chatterbox 'vest stripe'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'owl' 'pile of books'
Embellishments ~ ribbon from secret sister!

Monday 10 March 2008

Sweet Sugar Challenge

I made this for the Sweet Sugar Challenge which this week was to use the colours black, white and pink!
I used my nestabilites to make the fluted edges instead of scallops. You just turn your scalloped cut out back in your cutter so the the cuts go through the middle of the scallop you already cut. I saw this done with a scallop circle punch on one of my SBS4 sisters blogs. I am so sorry I forgot who it was but I will try to find it again as she showed it very clearly in a tutorial. I will add the link here when I find it!
If you love 'cute' style images, then we have some news that might interest you! come back tomorrow to find out what it is and possibly a link!

Supplies: Tools~ Cuttlebug, nestabilities
Cardstock ~ Black and white
DP ~ I have to try to look this up, not sure, name cut off!
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'rabbit with flowers'
embellishments ~ freebie rub-ons, ribbon and gem stones from stash.

Sunday 9 March 2008

Tilda & Co From boys to men!

The Tilda & Co challenge this week is From boys to men!

A masculine theme. Feminine cards are very easy with Tilda so a slightly harder challenge this week!

I used Edwin for this card, I played safe and made a boy's card as I have a nephew's birthday coming up soon.

Supplies: Tools~cuttlebug, nestabilities
Cardstock ~ blue, brown and white
DP~Crate - Taylor Collection 'bounce' and 'playtime'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Edwin on pencil'
Embellishments ~ Papermania eyelets and brads

Saturday 8 March 2008

Blog Candy

Please pop over to see the very talented Katharina's blog, she is offering some great blog candy of the brand new releases from High Hopes rubber stamps! Just pop on over and leave her a comment on her this post.
Katharina is celebrating after becoming a Design Team member for High Hopes stamps!
I am sure you will agree, a very well deserved position!
have a great weekend!

Friday 7 March 2008

Awards and thank yous!

I need to make this a quick post as I only got to sit down late and I am needing matchsticks to keep my eyes open!
We have a birthday party here tomorrow so I have been busy today shopping, cooking and baking the birthday cake! No creating done here today! I hope I will manage to squeeze something in tomorrow (later today now) before all the peeps come over!

Thank you so much Debbie who gave me this award. I award it right back! Debbie has an amazing blog, she has great ideas and currently has sketches and even some freebie downloadable paper she has made, one very talented lady and a great blogging friend!

Also, the very lovely Enfys gave me this award. You must pop over to see Enfys' beautiful cards! And Enfys, you make my day too!

I was also tagged by Elisa a little while back and didn't get around to posting. I did the tag a few weeks back so I will spare you all the facts again! I love Elisa's blog, she comes up with some fantastic ideas for altering things!

I am not going to pass these onto anyone in particular as I am so grateful to everyone who visits me and leaves me such lovely comments! Thank you and you all get the award!

thanks so much for dropping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday 6 March 2008

MPW sketch#5 and arty girlz spring

I used Nicola's fabulous sketch #5 for this card layout. The sketches over at My Paper World run for 2 weeks and this week there is blog candy to be won, you have until saturday to enter so don't delay!
This card is also for the Arty Girlz challenge which this week is a 'spring' theme!

Cardstock: white and burgundy
DP: K & Co all from Margo range
Stamps: Sugar Nellie 'Lola with flower', Studio G 'spring theme'
Embellishments: Papermania brads, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Ismaki #9 and Tilda & Co spring

I used the Ismaki sketch #9 as set by Inge for the layout of this card and used the current theme of Spring/Easter on Tilda & Co challenge blog.
The papers are all Basic Grey 2 scoops as are the flourish stamps. The Magnolia stamp is Dala Tilda, one of my newest and favourite stamps.

Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestibilities
Cardstock ~Cream and olive cardstock
DP ~ Basic Grey - 2 scoops
Stamps ~ Magnolia - Dala Tilda. Basic Grey-2 scoops. Studio G -spring sentiment
Embellishments ~ ribbon and jewelled brads from stash

Monday 3 March 2008

Tilda & friends time to sparkle

My lovely friends have started up a new challenge blog Tilda and Friends ATC so if you like Magnolia stamps and making ATCs this is the place for you.
And if you have never made an ATC before, like me, then it may still be the place for you, give it a try. I really enjoyed making this and will certainly be playing along again!
The theme this week is
I found this gorgeous parasol on some wrapping paper from Phoenix Trading. It has a lovely glittery sheen to it so perfect for the challenge!

Supplies: Pink cardstock, brown paper.
DP - Basic Grey-2 scoops
stamp - Magnolia 'Dala Tilda'
Embellishments - Papermania adhesive stones
Other - Watercolour paints, Phoenix Trading wrapping paper

Snow Day!

We are having a snow day so kids are off school again! the school bus couldn't get through and I wasn't driving in that! Can't believe how much snow fell overnight! This is the second big dump of snow this year, we are doing so well as last year there was barely a dusting all winter!

Sunday 2 March 2008

Tilda & Co ~ Spring is in the Air!

The Tilda & Co Challenge for this week is
Spring is in the Air!
A chance to get any Easter cards or gifts made! I decided to make a mini album to record all of the fun of this Easter. I can't wait to fill it with photographs and other little bits and pieces!
I used my new bind it all which I love, I covered each page with spring coloured papers and added the gorgeous 'sheep' from Magnolia along with some little extras - the snail, butterfly and flower are all little Studio G stamps. The greeting was made on the PC.
There are some fabulous examples by the design team so do visit their blogs to see them in more detail!

Tools - Bind it All,
DP- Imaginesce- for Peeps sake, K&Co - Yellow gingham, green vine embossed, green gingham, daisy, Doodlebug - dashing daisies, Love Elsie - Toby global.
Stamps - Magnolia - sheep, Studio G - butterfly, snail and flower