Saturday 28 February 2009

My Blog Candy!

As promised my Blog Candy to celebrate making the Whimsy Stamps Design Team and I also just noticed I was over 60k hits!

Okay so here it is.... A Basic Grey Sugared 12x12 collection pack
Basic Grey Sugared Rub-ons,
Basic Grey Sugared Brads
Basic Grey Sugared Buttons
A Sugar Nellie stamp 'Chick-a-dee' designed by Elisabeth Bell
A Whimsy Stamp of the winners choice.....kindly donated by Denise of Whimsy Stamps!
You can check out the Whimsy Stamps here to choose which one you would have if you win!!!
So what do you have to do?
*Add yourself to my followers list (I will use this list for the draw)
*Please link my candy on your blog, if you don't have a blog leave me a comment here and I will still include you in the draw.
Do this by Sunday March 8th and the winner will be announced on Monday 9th March by midday!
Good Luck!
oh yes, I will post internationally!
Denise is having a design team call for Whimsy Stamps currently, it ends on sunday 1st March, you can find the details here!
Whimsy also has a sale on the Winter stamps at the moment so head on over and get yourself a bargain!

Friday 27 February 2009

SBS 4 ~ Homepage competition

Just a very quick post to drop in my SBS 4 Homepage Competition Card. I am a member of this fabulous group, we have been together for over a year and become good friends during this time. We have regular little swaps and competitions between us, I always look forward to our next little fun project! This is our current competition, to replace our homepage photograph. I thought this was a sweet phrase which sums us up nicely.
The remit set by Marcia was to make a card in chocolate and teal and add some bling!
Supplies: DP ~ October Afternoon and Basic Grey
Stamp ~ Sarah Kay ~ A little help from Margot, 7 gypsies 'notting hill'
embellishments ~ Papermania adhesive stones, punched out flowers, prima flower

Must go and put my feet up, been a busy day and I am whacked! I have my blog candy to post but will do it tomorrow as my eyes are getting a bit fuzzy.... and that is before the glass of wine!!!
Have a fabulous weekend, hope to catch up with what you have all been doing in the next day or so! Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Animal Magic

The challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week is......
Animal Magic!
~As soon as this cute Whimsy Stamp arrived at the weekend I knew it had to be him, I just love this naughty bunny! This stamp is called 'Whimsy Bunny with Snowman' and can be bought here!
He reminds me of the hare that runs around in our garden and at this time of year eats my crocus flower heads! He is so naughty too but I love him so I don't mind really!
We have a new sponsor this week, Craftaway have given us a gorgeous cute Riley stamp to give away! They have 20% off until saturday so it is well worth a visit, a good time to stock up on that Bazzill and your favourite DP!
We also have Silvia as our Guest Designer again this week, you can see her fabulous card and the regular Design Teams beautiful creations here!
I decorated the inside but kept it fairly plain as it took me forever to do this card.....why is it that sometimes a card will take a whole day or longer and others will take a couple of hours! I kept moving things about and changing things on here, you know how it is?
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Dasher' and 'Figgy Pudding'
Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps Animal Collection 'Bunny with Snowman'
Inkadinkado 'Merry Christmas Postage stamp set'
Embellishments ~ Prima 'Christmas Pail', charms from Ebay
Tools ~ Sewing Machine,
Colouring ~ Watercolour Paints
Thank you so much for your visit, I hope you find time to play along with us!
Have a great day!

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Everybody-Art-Challenge ~ Bag!

I found the perfect challenge for me over at Everybody-art- Challenge this week, the theme is Bag!
Seeing as I am bag crazy this week I just had to play along!
I loved seeing all the other bags on the challenge too, so many bags to make so little time!
This little cutie is Knight Connor from the Whimsy Stamps Kids Collection. Isn't he adorable? My youngest son loves him so I decided he had to be on the party bags! These bags are so easy to make so it won't be a problem to make a few for the party goers! You can see a mini tutorial of some similar gift bags here! The bag inners were sent to me by my good friend Debbie, I can't remember where she got them from unfortunately!
The shield made a perfect little embellishment seeing as boys rarely like flowers on their cards! I will be using this a lot with Knight Connor!!!
I also made a sweet girly one with Pajama Time Emma, again from the Whimsy Stamps Kids Collection. There are 2 fabulous new kids stamps to be released shortly, you can check them out here!

Don't forget Whimsy Stamps are having a DT call right now, closing date is Sunday 1st March! See here for details!
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic' and 'Sugared'

Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps Kids Collection 'Knight Connor' and 'Pajama Time Emma' images coloured with watercolour paints and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Karen Foster charm, Scrappers floss, brads, ribbon.

Monday 23 February 2009

Whimsy Stamps DT card and news!

Here is my very first Whimsy Stamps DT card, yey!
Denise has just announced a DT call which will run until sunday 1st March!
If you are interested in joining this fabulous team (I highly recommend it!)
then check out the details here!
Other Whimsy news....there are sneak peeks of the 2 new kids collection stamps, they are so adorable, check them out here!
I used the amazing sketch from Ismaki 09/008 designed by Beatrix!
The option this week is stitching, well I didn't need an excuse!
I used the super cute Whimsy Animal Collection Owl stamp, I think he is the cutest owl ever!
I created a little pocket inside the card so I can add a little something!

Whimsy Stamps are now shipping to USA , UK and Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Poland

Supplies : DP ~ Basic Grey ' Sugared'

Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps Animal Collection 'Owl'

Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Heidi Swapp brads, spacer and charm from Ebay, Kaiser adhesive stones, ribbon, sentiment made in Word.

Tools ~ Eyelet setter, sewing machine, L-Em leaf punch

Saturday 21 February 2009

Stamp Something ~ 3D somethings

The Stamp Something Challenge this week is hosted by my good blogging pal Alex! Her fantastic theme this week is '3D somethings'. This is right up my street just now as I am really enjoying making other items and altering things. A year ago I wouldn't have known where to start but I predict this year, for me at least, will be the year of the handmade gift bag/box!
This was a paper bag with a shop logo on the front and back but I soon covered that up! Most of the flowers were punched out, the sentiment scroll was made with folded card and the flap was made using nestabilities.

The image is Sugar Nellie 'Picking Apples' designed by Elisabeth Bell.

A side view to show that it is 3D!

The back is very plain, I might still add a couple of little flowers yet!
I am off to have a little play with some inks and paint!!! My new DT stamps have just arrived from Whimsy Stamps, I can't wait to ink to them up!
I am so thrilled to have joined this fabulous team that I am sorting out some blog candy to celebrate which I will hopefully post later in the week! Make sure you add yourself to my list of followers as this is where I will choose the winner from!
Supplies: DP ~ Sandylion, Kelly Panacci
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Picking Apples'
Embellishments ~ heart charms from Ebay, Papermania metal charm (pulled from flower), beads and ribbon from stash. Crystal stickers Pearls.
Tools ~ Cuttlebug and nesties, L-Em leaf punch

Friday 20 February 2009

sugar bowl challenge ~ Easter bag

Here is my boy's Easter bag, this time made with the adorable Hamish from Sugar Nellie, this stamp is called 'Lambing Time'.
AS I have used only one piece of patterned DP this project fits perfectly in The Sugar Bowl challenge! Double sided paper is allowed!
I have hidden these bags away as my youngest DD had been eyeing up these choccies on my desk so they will get these on Easter Sunday. I need to make 2 suitable for teenagers next!
The Tutorial for these bags is here
Supplies : DP~ 'Imaginisce, ' For Peep's Sake'
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'Lambing time'
Embellishments ~ Basic Grey buttons, ribbon from stash, charm from Ebay, twine recycled from some packaging.

Thursday 19 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Signs of Spring!

The challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Signs of Spring!

I don't know about you but I am enjoying seeing the first signs of spring, the daffodils are just beginning to sprout (after being buried in snow for a week!). It is quite mild this week but I hear that it won't last and another cold spell is on it's way, oh well, enjoy while it lasts!
I decided to make a little Easter treat as I always think of Easter when I think of spring! As soon as my fabulous Whiff of Joy Spring kit arrived I knew I had to make a sweet girly one, I am busy making a boyish one too which I will share tomorrow!
I used instructions from the Scor-pal projects site, it is so amazing there, you can find allsorts of fabulous creations. This one is the Halloween Treat Bag, it is so easy to make!
The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I used a velcro fastener to keep mine together in the hope that it doesn't get completely destroyed when it is opened!

We have a fabulous new Guest Designer this week, pop over and check out the beautiful card by Orka
Please check out the Design Team's fabulous blogs and find out more about how they made their beautiful spring creations!
thanks so much for dropping by, hope you all have a great day!
Supplies: DP ~ Imaginesce 'for peep's sake'
Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy 'spring kit stamp'
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Kaiser adhesive pearls, ribbon from stash

Tuesday 17 February 2009

multi challenge card

I think I have managed to make this card to fit into three challenges! I used Debbie's fab sketch on Spoonful of Sugar, the recipe from Whiff of Joy Challenge and added wire to fit into the Arty Girlz challenge!
The recipe was 3 papers, 2 flowers and 1 button/brad. My 3rd paper is inside as is my 2nd flower. The button is under the metal flower centre, I had to put that on top as the wire coming out the button looked a bit untidy. You have to look quite closely to see the wire but it is around the flower centre!
This is one of the new stamps from the Whiff of Joy spring kit, isn't she sweet?

Supplies: DP~ K&Co 'Blue Awning'

Stamps ~ Whiff of joy 'spring kit', SU 'Circle of friendship',

Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, rub-on, doiley, wire, beads, ribbon

Exciting news!

Some fantastic news to share! Denise Lynn owner of Whimsy Stamps asked me to join her Design Team! I will be mostly be designing for the Kids collection, you might remember my card here using the very sweet Emma stamp. Watch out for more of these adorable stamps soon!

Monday 16 February 2009

Ismaki 09/007~ Melinda blowing kisses

Manue designed the sketch over at Ismaki this week with the option pink and blue.
I did rush to finish this as my gorgeous Whiff of Joy spring stamps just arrived and I can't wait to ink them up!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'periphery'
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Melinda blowing kisses' 7 Gypsies 'Notting Hill'
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Leone Em leaf punch, lace and metal plaque from stash

Friday 13 February 2009


I just got this fab award from Andrea, thanks so much, it really means a lot coming from you!
I am awarding this to everyone who has commented this week as you have all made my week, thanks to you all for keep coming back and leaving me such sweet comments!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

friday sketchers - Pajama Time Emma

I made this card for friday sketchers the sketch this week was designed by Heidi from Norway!

I hope they don't mind but I had to move the flowers as they wouldn't fit in properly as per the sketch.
I was sent this fabulous cute stamp, 'Pajama Time Emma' from Denise of Whimsy Stamps this week and I couldn't wait to use it, she is so adorable and she stamped and coloured a dream!
Supplies: DP~Basic Grey 'Sugared'
Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Pajama Time Emma'
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Basic Grey rub on, Papermania buttons, doiley and ribbon from stash
Tools ~ cuttlebug, nestabilities

Thursday 12 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ music and dance


Okay, you might be wondering why I made this card for a music and dance theme. We decided to open the theme up a little by including song titles as sentiments.....see where I was going?
As soon as I saw this sweet image from Sugar Nellie called 'come fly with me' (could have used that song title too!) designed by Mary Hall and available here I just couldn't stop singing 'lets go fly a kite', are you all humming along now, if you don't know the song have a look here I guarantee you will be singing along!
Many thanks to Bernie who sent me this fabulous image in a RAK!
We have the fabulous Dawny P as guest designer again this week, many thanks to her for her beautiful cards for the past 2 weeks! Please pop over and check out the rest of the DT cards, they are just amazing and there are even more fabulous creations on their own blogs!
Supplies: DP ~ October Afternoon ~ Country Fair 'prize pig' and 'grandstand'
Stamp ~ Sugar Nellie 'come fly with me'
Embellishments ~ Prima flower, Leone Em leaf punch, Basic Grey button, heart charms from Ebay, ribbon from a RAK and string recycled from somewhere.

Wednesday 11 February 2009

tilda and friends ATC - hearts and Whiff of Joy news

Here is my ATC for the Tilda and friends ATC challenge. The theme this week is hearts!
I immediately thought of this Whiff of Joy stamp 'Melinda blowing kisses' from the Guardian Angels collection. I don't swap ATCs so I am sure this will become something else soon, I am thinking of adding it to the inside of a card for decoration! There are so many things you can do with these and they are so quick to make! Why don't you check out the challenge yourself?
This is a good time to tell about the new release at Whiff of Joy, some fabulous Medieval themed stamps designed by Alison Acton. Check out the design teams previews, they are so sweet! the best news is you don't have long to wait, they are released tomorrow, 14th Feb!

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Ismaki 09/006 ~ chick-a-dee

Kiki designed the sketch at Ismaki this week and the option is buttons!

I used another of the new Sugar Nellie stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell, this one is called 'Chick-a-dee'.
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Eva'

Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie 'chick-a-dee', Basic Grey 'Insignia', SU 'circle of friendship'

Embellishments ~ Basic Grey 'sugared' buttons, Kaiser adhesive pearls, Prima centre kisses, Doodlebug mini brad, Leone Em leaf punch