Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Cupcakes

I can't believe that I forgot to show you the Christmas cupcakes that I made for the Scrapclub Christmas party! They are vanilla sponge with vanilla frosting, complete with snowflakes and glitter! Suzie Q thought they were ace! (she's gonna kill me when she sees this! lol) See you soon! xxx

Monday, 21 December 2009

Little Donkey.........

I thought that you would like to see my nephew Kyle in his play. This year he was a donkey. You may or may not be able to tell that he was unhappy with the casting this year! He really wanted to be a Sheppard so he went on strike as a donkey. He didn't manage to sing any of "Away in a manger", in fact he was quite relieved when the whole thing was over! bless him! I have got him for the day tomorrow and we are making Christmas biscuits and snowman decorations, I will pop back later in the week to show you what we came up with. See you soon x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge CHRISTMAS

Oh my gosh only five more sleeps! I am so excited! I am a complete Christmas junkie and I LOVE the run up just as much as the day itself! Hubby & I have made, candied orange peel, mince pies, sausage rolls, candied chestnuts, chocolate truffles, Stilton and Water cress soup (frozen and ready for the big day) and some Cranberry & onion chutney! Only the Christmas log to go! Right that's enough tantalising of your taste buds, onto this weeks challenge. The challenge is Christmas, rather apt I think! Here is my creation: I have taken inspiration for this card from Julie she loves the "All in the Family" set and makes such beautiful cards using it! The paper is from the "I wish" Simply Scrappin' kit (now retired) and the name is done using the Schoolbook serif alphabet. I can vouch that Molly was very happy with this, it has pride of place on her card hanger! See you soon

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Morning everyone, I hope that this wet and windy weather isn't ruining your weekend too much......... This weeks challenge over at Stamp With Us is a sketch challenge, we are also announcing the new members of our DT so pop over if you entered to see if you made it! Here is my card: I have used the Christmas tree from the "Fun & Fastnotes" stamp set and teamed it with "Merry Moments" paper. You may have noticed that I have fallen in love with the new mat pack, I am pricking everything!!!! LOL I have had a great weekend so far, we brought a new car yesterday and then spent the rest of the day & evening putting up our Christmas decorations, a stocking each for Olive and Arthur and far too much glitter and sparkle! I never learnt that whole less is more thing when it comes to Christmas!!!! I hope you are having a fun weekend whatever you are up to and I will see you soon. XXX

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge Card

I'm really trying hard to get some challenges under my belt so that I can finish off my Christmas cards so this is my card for the latest Friday Sketchers challenge. I have used my MME papers again and one of the card die cuts that come in the same set. I know it is super simple but that's me! In more ways than one LOL See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card

I do love the Penny Black challenge and this week it is a sketch challenge. Here is my entry: I have forgotten how much I love my Penny Blacks and have gotten a little bit rusty with my colouring but I am getting the hang of it again slowly but surely. I have used the Christmas My Minds Eye paper range and coordinating bazill cardstock. The corner frills are dome with a QK revolution die. The greeting is by Craftwork Cards and I have finished it off with some little black gems, although I don't think you can see them! I am up to date with all my classes and commissions!! YEAH it feels so nice! So am now getting stuck into the new round of Stamp With Us online classes which are starting at the end of Jan! Goodness knows what I would do if I had a job? I don't have a second to spare at the moment! I am on the lookout for a little job, just a few hours a week so let me know if anyone knows of anything as jobs seem to be as rare as rockinghorse poo at the moment! See you soon xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Papercraft Inspirations

Morning everyone, Pinch, Punch first day of the month.......................No returns! I hope you have all remembered to open number "1" on your advent calender! Hubby got me a Lindt one this year, so thats chocolate for breakfast for the rest of December, RESULT! Here are the pics of my cards in the latest Issue of Papercraft Inspirations. These are in the quick and easy section and I am really pleased with the results: This is the cover incase you wanted to get your mits on a copy! This card is a Get Well Soon card using Doodlebug papers and a Doodlebug card stock sticker, with a sling attached. This card was to be a simple female birthday card with a butterfly theme, I have used DIY embellishments with DCWV glitter papers. This "Thank You" card is made using Bashfull Blue SU designer papers and some pink vinyl thickers, the little flowers have been created using a punch and diamante gems. My final card was made using the latest My Minds Eye Christmas papers and embellishments. I love these papers and had forgotten I had them lol, I will have to get them out and play with them again! That's all from me today, I have a busy day ahead of me making a 100 Christmas Cards with Natalie! We normally start off okay but hysteria sets in after a while and then we whack magic FM up and sing our way through the repetition! See you soon xxx

Monday, 30 November 2009


I thought that you would like to see my little Olive hiding in Natalie's Krispy Kreme doughnut bag. Nat had popped in to drop some bits off and we turned round to see this.......bless her! Thank goodness there were no doughnuts in it! LOL She loves all bags and boxes and is getting braver and braver with people, she is such a little scaredy cat! I'll be back tomorrow with a peep at some cards I have in the latest addition of Papercraft Inspirations. See you then! xxx

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Just a reminder.......

......that the Stamp With Us challenge has now gone fortnightly so there is no card from me today, but pop back next Sunday where we will be announcing the new DT member and the winner of the Stamp With Us top spot!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Spotlight On Christmas Class

I thought you would like a little peep at the class that I done on Thursday night. I have used the "Spotlight on Christmas" stamp set from SU and have used, Bashful Blue, Certain Celery & Lavender Lace as my colour scheme. This was a colour way that Monica used on one of the online classes and I loved it so much I thought I would give it a go! Fun was had by all and everyone managed to complete all 4 cards!!!! YEAH!! Although there were some awful stories about toothbrushes and toe nails!!!! erghhhhhh I am off to sharpen my elbows as I'm off to town to do a spot of shopping and I think it is going to be busy! Have a nice weekend, whatever you are up to and see you soon!

Friday, 27 November 2009

All in the family birthday little girls birthday card!

I did warn you that they all in the family set will be popping up quite often as it is my newest addiction! I love how you can taylor it to the individual. This is a card I made for a neighbours daughter:I have also used some "Sweet Always" paper, which sadly is now discontinued! The name has been done with the "Schoolbook Serif" alphabet and I have coloured the image in using my watercolour pencils. Finally thank you so much all of you who have ordered my chocolate box class, I can't believe there are so many of you! I will have to get my thinking cap on for another one! LOL See you tomorrow! xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Stamp With Us Winter Class Three........

This is my final class that I made for Stamp With Us Winter, it is a waterfall scrapbook page using the new "Christmas Jingle" Simply Scrappin! kit. You just pull the tab and all the pictures flip over. This is an excellent way to get more pictures on your layouts! I hope that you enjoyed having a peep, we have such a blast on the online classes so I really wanted to share with you my projects, there were also scented drawer sachets by Monica and a beautiful Christmas journal made by Natalie and much much more! We will be starting another round in the new year so I will keep you posted. See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Stamp With Us Winter Class Two

This is the second class that I made for Stamp With Us Winter....... The class consisted of a slider box (like a matchbox, a tray for the chocolates to sit in and then a sleave over them!) designed specifically to hold a box of Maltesers, and a box designed to fit a chocolate orange (a staple of any Christmas!)! There are also instructions on how to make your own "Reindeer Poo".I have used the "Season of Joy" stamp set and more of the yummy "Merry Moments" papers. The ribbon is the new wide ribbon that is available from SU, I think that it is a little wide for cards but I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it on boxes and layouts I just need to get my mitts on the Pumpkin Pie one! As these would make such great gifts for teachers, children, baby sitters..... well anyone who likes chocolate really........I have decided that I will make the instructions available to everyone. For £3.50 you will receive a set of pdf instructions with measurements and step by step photos. I will also be more than happy to help you out if needed. This is the first time I have sold one of my workshops individually, so I will see how it goes, if it goes well, you never know I may make some more! See you tomorrow with my final peep!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Stamp With Us Winter Class One

This is my first class that I made for stamp with us winter, using the "Tree Trimmings" stamp set and the "Merry Moments" paper collection. This class included 4 cards and a cracker and of course a set of step by step instructions. I was really happy with how these turned out, I was unsure that the colour scheme would work but I think it came out okay in the end. I will be showing you class two tomorrow so don't forget to pop in and peep!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Papercraft Essentials"Animal Crackers"

Time for another show and tell, as I have been such a bad blogger over the last few months I have loads to show you! This is the latest article that I have done for Papercraft Essentials. The commission was to make cards for animal lovers and I think these fit the bill! The article does include step by step instructions for each card and is still available for about another week I think! See you tomorrow where I will be sharing with you my Stamp With Us Winter classes. Ta ta for now! xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Stamp with Us Recipe Challenge

Morning everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that you are not too wet! This weeks Stamp With Us challenge is a recipe challenge and here is my card. (Apologies for bad pic the light was against me!)I have used Merry Moments paper and Season of Joy stamp set all from SU of course, I have also created a flourish using a QK revolution flourish die. Why not join in? All you need to do is use at least one Stampin' Up! product, that could be papers, a punch or even a piece of ribbon, so why not come and Stamp With Us? See you soon xx

Friday, 20 November 2009

Penny Black "Christmas for Guys" Challenge Card

It feels like 100 years since I have entered a challenge other than the Stamp With Us ones. I saw the Penny Black challenge and thought ohhhhhhhh I'm going to have a go at that one! The challenge is "Christmas for Guys" and I hope that this fits the bill................. I have used "Christmas Tree Ted" and have teamed it with some SU papers and greeting. I am a little out of touch with my colouring, I think I need to do it more often as I really struggled with this today! I'll see you Sunday with the Stamp With Us Challenge. I'm going to pop to the shops then spend the evening watching Children In Need, I don't know why as I only cry all the way through!

Very excited to share with you........

I am so excited to show you this! I was asked to do some work for Papercraft Inspirations, this is the first time I have worked for them and I am so pleased to say I also have commissions coming in the next couple of issues!!! YEAH!!! This is the front cover of the magazine, I have got 5 cards in the Quick & Easy selection, all the cards are designed to be easy to re-create without having to have cutting machines or expensive gadgets.This was made using Doodlebug papers and Woodware Jane Gill hats & mittens clear stamp set. This is using Stampin' Up! "Loads of Love" stamp set and and some retired SU papers it is so frustrating as the commission was made before the launch of the new catalogue so I didn't know what papers would be discontinued! This is made using a Penny Black stamp and more Doodlebug Christmas papers. Finally this card was using the Stampin! Up' "Neighbourhood" stamp wheel with some more discontinued papers! ARGHHHHHH so annoying! I hope that you like them, and that you are warm and safe in this wicked blowy weather! See you soon x

Thursday, 19 November 2009

All in the family birthday card!

Morning all I have had great blogging intentions this week but have had major problems with our internet connection and my laptop so apologies for my absence, I hope I am excused! This is the card that I made for Kian to go with his Poo cakes: I have used the "All in the family" stamp set and my new "Schoolbook Serif" alphabet stamp set. I am now in love with this set so expect to see it again soon! I'll be back tomorrow to show you something very exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Poo Cakes...........

These are some football cupcakes that I made for Natalie's sons birthday. He loves football & chocolate so what better than chocolate football cupcakes!
Well that was the plan but as I was piping the chocolate frosting on I noticed that they were looking a little Mr Whippy poo like!
Natalie did indeed agree that they were a little on the turdy side like but I can happily confirm that the boys all loved their "Poo cakes"!
Oh well back to the drawing board! Hope I haven't put you off your breakfast!
Be back soon

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Morning Campers, this can't be right?!?!? Three posts in a week? I must be sickening for something!
This weeks challenge over at Stamp With Us is a colour challenge, here is my card:

I have used the new Tree Trimmings stamp set and some of last years Christmas papers, I know it is super simple buy I quite like it.

I hope that you are all enjoying this super blustery weekend and I will be back tomorrow with my latest cupcake creations.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A card for Kyle.....

Morning bloggers! Can you believe this? Two posts in as many days!!!!! I did say I would be back today with Kyle's birthday card so here it is: I have used the Stampin' Up! set called "All in the family" it is fantastic as you can create your own little scenes. This is Kyle with his dog "Honey" a birthday hat, present & balloon. He did look at it for a couple of seconds before moving in on the presents so he must have liked it! See you soon x

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Darth Vader...............

......well actually it's my nephew Kyles birthday but he is going through a Darth Vader & Star Wars phase!!!!!!! I think you will agree though, he makes a fine Darth Vader! I can't believe he is 5 already! He had his party yesterday, Star Wars themed, he had told all of friends that I was going as Princess Leia, thankfully he had forgotten about that when I turned up in my very non Princess Leia like outfit! I was in charge of party games which also meant I was in charge of the bag of chocolate prizes!!!!! I did let the kids have a few lol! He couldn't have a party without cupcakes! This year he decided he would like Star Wars cupcakes! Quite a tall order but I managed to fulfill his brief! He said it was the best birthday cake ever!They have black metallic cases, with chocolate sponge, vanilla frosting, edible silver & blue glitter and a rice paper Clone Wars toppers. What more could a Star Wars fan ask for? Auntie certainly won some brownie points! I'll be back tomorrow with his birthday card.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

So sorry I have been AWOL the last couple of weeks, I have been up to my eyes in it with Stamp With Us Winter.
This weeks challenge over on Stamp With Us is Christmas and here is my card:
This is actually one of the cards from one of my online projects, I hope you like it? I have used the new "Tree Trimmings" stamp set & "Merry Moments" papers all matted onto Night of Navy card stock. I will show you the rest of my projects over the next couple of weeks. I hope you are having a good weekend. XXX

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Stamp With Us Winter!

Just a reminder to let you know that Stamp With Us Winter online classes begin on Sunday 18th October. It will be packed to the rafters with Christmas and Winter inspired projects. All classes will be using Stampin' Up! products but you can use your other brands if you haven't caught the SU addiction! Pop over to Stamp With Us for more information or drop me an email. See you at the live chat Sunday night! x

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Good morning everyone! Well I have had a nightmare of a week, Mr Wonka was in a car accident on Monday night, he is fine apart from a bit of whiplash but it did write off our new car!!! (Well new to us not new new if you know what I mean!) Oh well it's only metal! This weeks challenge at Stamp With Us is a colour challenge, pop over and have a peek! Here is my card:
I have used the new "Tree Trimmings" stamp set and I have fallen in love with it! Shame it's not mine! Natalie may be in for a bit of a wait for its return!LOL I hope to see you soon but don't want to jinx it! Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Morning campers! I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend. This weeks challenge over at Stamp With Us is a theme challenge and the theme is "Anything but a card" here is my project:
I have stamped the cupcake case and have made the topper, oh and made the cake too! This can be adapted to any theme or occasion and I can't wait to make some more! I have got a day of lazyness ahead of me, hubby is cooking a roast and we are going to do a sky + catch up, oh and a few choccies may even pass my lips.....YUM See you soon x

Friday, 2 October 2009

Papercraft Essentials Issue 47!

Hullo hullo, what an exciting week I am having! A commission I have done for Papercraft Essentials is out and one of my cards have made it onto the cover!!! YEAH!!!! So I thought I would share the cards with you:
They are all combining my other two loves Penny Black and Doodlebug and are coloured in using watercolour pencils. I hope you like them, I'll be back Sunday with my SWU project! Have a good weekend!