Saturday, 31 December 2011

Forgot to show you.................

my Christmas cake! I cheated 100% when making it by using the Delia kit from Waitrose and decorated it using ready rolled icing and marzipan and flower paste snowflakes and holly. ( I did make the decorations though so maybe only 90% cheating!)
This is the first time I have covered and decorated a cake and although it isn't perfect I am pleased with how it has come out. I can't actually tell you how it tastes as I hate fruit Mr Wonka assures me it is super tasty though! It will take him a while to get through it all............

I'd better scoot, we have got some good friends coming to stay for the weekend to see the New Year in and I have got 100 things to do before they arrive! I hope that you all have a lovely evening xxx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Easter Blossoms Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge

Good morning bloggers, I am really enjoying having a go at a few challenges, today I am entering the Papertake Weekly challenge. This week it is a sketch challenge, I love using sketches for inspiration here is the card that I have made:- 
This is the sketch we were given:
I am really pleased with how well it has come out, I wasn't sure of the Easter Blossoms stamp set but I have now fallen in love with it and expect it will be popping up all over blog land very soon (it is in the new SU mini coming out on the 1st Jan).
Another one of my blog resolutions is to give you a list of "ingredients" for each card I often forget to do this and on the off chance that someone actually reads my waffle I thought I would start doing it.
Here is a list of ingredients that I have used:-
Stamp Sets - Easter Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist
Paper - Subtles DSP pad
Punches - 1" circle
Embellishments - Adhesive pearls
I have got a quiet day at home today, may even stay in bed all day.....................sometimes a duvet day is in order! x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Secret Crafter Challenge Just Believe Birthday card.

Good evening bloggers! I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and that Santa was kind to you all! I was very spoilt and am the proud owner of a new watch, bracelet, perfume, PJ's, books and a giant cupcake carrier that holds 36 cupcakes!!!!!! and that's just from Mr Wonka! I have had such a lovely time and am now looking forward to new year!
It has been a while since I entered a challenge but it is one of my new years resolutions (I know it's not new year yet but I'm starting early) to enter more and to update my blog more! So lets see how it goes....... This weeks Secret Crafter challenge is "anything goes" so here is my card:-

I have used the Just Believe stamp set teamed with some subtles designer paper and a few adhesive pearls. 
Please pop over and check out the other cards, I am going to check them out now!
See you soon...................I hope! x

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas & Happy Birthday Oliver!

I have scheduled this so that I can wish you a super quick MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friends son Oliver who is 2 today. Here is the card that I have made him.

I have used the new cupcake stamp set and punch that I have fallen in love with! I have a whole host of ideas for this stamp and punch set and can't wait to share them with you in the new year!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, I'll be back soon for Christmas show and tell!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

No he's not up there Arthur!!!!!!

Happy Christmas eve!!!!Only one more sleep!!!! I am all ready for action, the fridge is full, house is tidy the presents are wrapped and I could sleep for a week! LOL. No crafting today I'm afraid I  just wanted to pop on and show you this picture I took yesterday. 

I had a friend popping round yesterday and put her and her sons gift on the fireplace for them, I think Arthur thought Santa had been and tried to see if he was still up there.............

Actually I have no idea what he was doing.....he is such an odd cat! 

For the first time in years I am all ready a day early! So am planning a nice relaxed day today with Mr Wonka  although I expect he will be wrapping my presents till midnight! That isn't because there is so many but because he hates doing it and leaves it to the last minute! Last year he even asked me to if I could wrap with my eyes shut so that I could wrap my own without spoiling the surprises! What's he like.............

Before I go I just wanted to thank you for my sprout wreath comments! Someone asked how I made it, well it was just a polystyrene wreath ring and each sprout was lovingly hammered into it using cocktail sticks. Then the bow was added on the bottom using wire. So give it a go, I'd love to see your own sprouty creations! LOL 

Right I'm off, Happy Christmas everyone, I hope that you all have a lovely day tomorrow, I'll be back soon. xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Sproutmas!

Morning bloggers! I'm back again and only 3 more sleeps!!!!!!

I wanted to share something I made recently with you today. It is well known among family and friends that I HATE HATE HATE sprouts, as far as I'm concerned they are bogey balls of evilness (ok maybe a little harsh but you get the idea) but one of my good friends Anita LOVES them. I have had a campaign going for 18 months now to ban them and she is of course fighting for their survival! LOL so for Christmas I came up with what I thought was the perfect gift....................

Yup a sprout wreath! It seemed like a good idea when I started! I soon regretted it, my hands stunk of sprouts for days, I keep finding sprouts in the craft room and car! It is like the little green beasts are haunting me!!!!! I am pleased to say that she loved it, I can also guarantee that it is a limited edition of 1 as I won't be getting that close to sprouts again for a while!

I am having a slow day today, catching up on a few bits around the house and writing my list for Mr Wonka to do the big Christmas shop on Friday!

See you soon x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A little something for my magazine friends!

You may or may not know that I do freelance work for some of the most well known craft publications in the UK. I may not always use my favorite products, or use techniques that I am fond of but I am so grateful to be able to do a job I enjoy and I still get a buzz from seeing my work in print! Every Christmas I like to send my magazine buddies a little something and this is what I made my magazine buddies this year:

I have made a little desk calender, a keyring (designed by my Euro Disney buddy Jo) and a coordinating mini card. I have had some lovely emails, so I think they are pleased with them.

I am going to pop off now as I have a very important date with a very excited nephew! 

See you soon xxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Missing In Action......and final Poinsettia card!

Hi everyone! 

So sorry that I have been missing in action, I have been unwell (ongoing and all a little bit boring!)and every day life has taken priority and blogging and crafting have been put on the back burner! 
Here is the final pines and poinsettia card that I made for our craft day, I expect you have forgotten the other two by now!

I have finished all the Christmas preparation apart from the BIG Christmas shop that's Mr Wonkas domain so I can relax a little bit and try and get in the Christmas spirit! 

See you soon xxx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Christmas Extravaganza Pines and Poinsettias Card 1

Good morning, more show and tell from the Christmas Extravaganza day. If you attend one of our days we always make sure that you end up with lots of goodies and this time everyone had the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set. Now I have to be honest with you, when it was agreed that I would be making the class with this set I was less than thrilled......this set isn't really "my thing" and I didn't have a clue where to start. However, once I started playing I fell in love with it and was really pleased with how the cards came out. This is the first one:
The colour combo for this set is Chocolate Chip, Crumb cake, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wisabi. I have coloured the pine cones in with my SU markers which allows you to have more than one colour on an image.
The papers are "Holly Berry Bouquet" and are really nice, there are larger prints on one side and smaller prints on the other side. There really is something for everyone.
I'll pop back tomorrow with the second card. x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas Extravaganza Polar Party Tag

You will be pleased to know that the trip to the hairdresser went well and I am looking a little less yeti this morning! LOL
This is the final piece of the Polar Party class, a matching tag for the card and box.
I have used a Sizzix die for the tag and have used the same colour combo as the other two projects.
I will pop back soon with my other class, a set of cards using the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set.
See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Christmas Extravaganza Polar Party Gift Box

Morning, I'm popping back today to show you the gift box that we made in at the Christmas extravaganza to match yesterdays card! How cute are these penguins.........
I have used the same colour combo, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade and teamed it with some In Color DSP.
Just a quick one today as I am off out today and have lots to do before I go! I hope you all have a lovely day and I'll be back tomorrow with the matching tag that completes the polar party set!
See you in the morning, not too early..........................x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Christmas Extravaganza Polar Party Card

Good morning, I hope that you have all recovered from the Halloween festivities....... I still have green face paint under my nails!!!! ARGHHHHH
It is time for a bit of crafty show and tell, I made two classes for our Christmas day, this is the card from the Polar Party class.
I have used the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party, I love how they have gone together and love the alternative Christmas colours! The stamp set is so cute and I love how crisply they stamp!
I have coloured it in with SU ink pads and have added some glitter elements. The ribbon is the new ruffled ribbon which I have fallen in love with! I will be getting some more of these!
I will pop back tomorrow and show you the matching gift box......till then xxx

Monday, 31 October 2011

Dr Who cupcakes & Pines and Poinsettias Card 2

Good morning! Wowser what a hectic weekend! I was out for dinner Friday night, at the Eastbourne crop all day Saturday and my nephews 7th birthday party yesterday, my goodness 24 children make an awful lot of noise at an X Factor disco party! Dr who cupcakes where the request..........and what a headache they caused! I did manage to rustle some up though:
he was over the moon with them, I thought they were a little gruesome but as long as the customers happy! LOL!
I was popping back to show you the second card that we made with the pines and poinsettias stamp set and here it is:
I have used the came products as before and am happy with the final result, although it would need to be hand delivered as it is a bit of a chunky monkey!
I'll be back soon with the final card from the set. XXX

Happy Halloween! PHOTO HEAVY!!!!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I have been busy sorting out our Christmas day and getting ready for the annual Wonka Halloween party! I thought I would share a few of the pics with you! There was apple bobbing, donut bobbing and an X-Factor show! As you can imagine absolute carnage, the costumes ranged from Papa Smurf to an Oompaloompa we laughed all afternoon! Here is a peep at Daddy Wonka as Papa Smurf....................LOL
Here are a couple of very scary skeletons!!!
everyone elses identity has been protected so that we are able to show our faces in public again! So moving on to Mr Wonkas pumpkins, he has really mastered them this year, I think they are FAB! This is the Angry Bird one that was make for Kyles party that he went to on Saturday:
This is his shrek pumpkin, Mr Wonka and I went as Shrek and Fiona, photo's of which have all been destroyed! LOL
and finally the fave of the night, the famous spewing pumpkin! How horrid..........
and a Mrs Wonka party wouldn't be complete without Halloween cupcakes so here is this years efforts! Shrek and I are having a day of rest today! Which I can assure you is well deserved! I hope you all have a Happy Halloween and I will be back tomorrow with my projects from Natalie and I's crafting day!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Christmas Craft Extravaganza!

Just a very quick message to remind you that if you would like to join Natalie O'Shea and myself for an All Day Craft Extravaganza on Saturday 29th October, then bookings close tonight!! Don't miss out!

We have some fabulous classes lined up to get you kicked off on some lovely Christmas projects and cards.

The cost of the day is £45 but is fantastic value for money considering you will walk away with over £30 of Stampin' Up! products!

The day includes three classes, one Make and Take, Lunch, a raffle ticket and some surprises!!

Please go to for more details or email me.

Hopefully see you there!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Second Hand Craft Sale Sat 22nd October!

Would you like to earn a few pennies for some new stash from your old/unused crafting stuff. Yup you guessed it I am holding another second hand craft sale. This will be the fourth one and they are getting more and more popular! There were massive bargains to be had last time so don't miss out this time!

It is free entry to come and grab a bargain, there will be lots of stalls and refreshments for you to have a rest in between stalls! You may even get to sample a famous Mrs Wonka cupcake!

It will be taking place on Sat Oct 22nd and will be from 12am-2.30pm.

I have already booked 75% of the tables but still have some still available. If you would like to have a table and get rid of some of your surplus stash (we all have it!) then please do not hesitate to contact me and I can give you all the information.

I will of course remind you all about this nearer the time, but this is one not to miss!!!!! I am excited about it already!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Last Miss Mimi card..........

This is the last card that we made at the September class, not over the moon with this one, am unhappy with the background, but I guess we have to share the good and the bad!
I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend, we are having an odd job day today, so hopefully the weather and Mr Wonkas enthusiasm will last!
See you soon. xxx

Saturday, 24 September 2011

OMG I inked and distressed Mimi...........

Morning bloggers! Not my normal style today, I inked and distressed, which left me very distressed!!! LOL Anyone that knows me knows that I like a nice clean line and find anything vintage/distressed a little disturbing! Don't get me wrong I love it when fellow crafters do it but it takes me well and truly out of my comfort zone!
I have used SU paper and have distressed an inked the edges....................faint! The funny thing is you can't even see it in this photo! LOL I did do it honestly!
I am dog sitting Rosie today so had better scoot and get my walking shoes on!
Although roller skates may be better as she takes me for a walk really!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, be back soon! xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Bonjour Miss Mimi......

Good morning bloggers! How the devil are you all. I had a lovely birthday, thank you for all your lovely comments and for all my beautiful handmade cards and presents. I was so spoiled and received such thoughtful presents that I was a little overwhelmed to be honest.
It's all over now though so back to normality! Well not quite normality, we am having some work done on the house and my gosh I am all over the place, everything is filthy and I can't imagine ever getting back to normal!
This is one of the Mimi cards from my September Penny Black class, we made three different cards and I will pop back over the next few days and let you have a peep.
I have used SU papers from the celebration range and teamed it with some "night of navy" card. I love the navy and read colour combo and am pleased with how this one came out.
Right I am off to make the patio man a cup of tea and defrost my toes!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Happy Birthday to me!
Bet you can't guess who's birthday it is? LOL I do get a little over excited at birthdays!
As you may or may not know I do like to indulge in the making and eating of the occasional cupcake. Well one if my bestest friends decided that rather than me making them she would make some for me, she has never baked before and practiced all week! Here are the results:
I think she done a brilliant job don't you? They even have a superstar Z on the top! I was so excited to see them and even welled a little! LOL Getting sentimental in my old age! Thank you Lou Lou x
I will pop back soon and do a birthday show and tell! I am spending the day with Mr Wonka, I think you will agree a spot of shopping, a little lunch and a few cupcakes are in order!
See you soon.
Birthday girl! xxx

Monday, 12 September 2011

August Scrapclub Single Page Layout

This is the layout that I made for Augusts Scrapclub it is the only photo of me that I actually like so it tends to be the one I reach for if I need a pic of me (although I have reflection across this picture and it looks like my nose is 20 times larger!)
I have used "Lap of Luxury" papers and the SU Sizzix flower die. I was really hesitant to use these papers as they didn't really grab me in the catalogue but I was kicking myself for not ordering them sooner as they are DELICIOUS in real life! You still have a couple of weeks to get your mits on them so don't hang about!
See you soon xxx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Final Stampin' Up! class card.

Here is the final card that we made on Augusts SU class,
it goes to show what a shocking blogger I am as I held Septembers class the other evening before I had even shown you last months! I will try and get those cards on quicker! I have used all the same products as the first class, and have used the adhesive gems as well.
I am off to chill out as I am off to a wedding later, I'm really looking forward to it, I hope that I manage to last the whole evening!
See you soon
Zoe xxx

Friday, 9 September 2011

August Stampin' Up! Class Card 2

It may have taken me a little longer than expected but I'm back with my second SU class card.
I love the blossoms in this colour combination (Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy). I'm also really pleased with how the faux stitching had come out. I have embellished with some adhesive pearls.
I'm sorry that I have been a little quiet, I have not been too well (nothing interesting, just on going girls stuff) and everything is a bit of a struggle! I do have a couple of busy weeks ahead but I will try harder to pop back more often.
I'm off to prep for the September SU class, so see you soon xxx

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

August Stampin' Up! Class Card 1

Hello hello, as promised, I'm back again with the first card that I made for my August Stampin' Up! class.
I've used Springtime Vintage paper and teamed it with the Baby Blossom stamp set. I have made some paper flowers and embellished them with some adhesive pearls.
I'll pop back soon and show you the other two.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Olive coming in through the drive through!

You may all remember that Arthur is a very naughty cat! Well Olive has her moments too............ She likes to have her cat treats through the window so we call it her drive through, here is a pic of her coming in through her drive through.
She also walks around all the surfaces knocking things off if she doesn't get her treats quick enough! Naughty Olive!!! LOL
Be back soon with my August Stampin' Up! card class cards.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Craft Extravaganza Make and Take Project

Another quick show and tell today, this is the make and take that I made for Natalie & I's craft extravaganza day.
I have taken a blank coaster and made the insert, this would be fab to personalise for people on other occasions too...........
The penguin is made from the owl & bird punches and the snowflakes are from a discontinued SU stamp set. (slap my wrists!) The greeting is from Contempo Christmas and the glitter is the fantastical Dazzlin Diamonds!
I 'll be back soon with a picture of little Olive!
See you soon xxx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Springtime Vintage Scrapclub Layout

OMG I am such a bad blogger, I seem to start all my posts with that these days! Just a quick one to show you the layout that I made for last months scrapclub.
I have used Springtime Vintage papers, Rose red seam binding, scallop border, butterfly punch and the world famous top note die!
I was really pleased how this came out, if I was doing it for myself I would have actually sewn the page together but 10 people fighting for the sewing machine would have been a bit of a nightmare!
I have a few things to show you over the next few days so I'll be around for a while.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Cupcake Time!

It's been a while since I have had a cupcake show and tell! These are some cakes that I made for a colleagues daughter.
They were vanilla sponge with a chocolate orange frosting! YUM YUM.
Chloe loved them and they lasted a whole 5 minutes at her birthday party!
I'll be back soon. With some pics from Saturdays craft extravaganza!
See you then xxx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Last card from the Penny Black June Class

Morning bloggers, as promised here is the last card that we made at the June Penny Black class.
The bear is now retired but I think you can get a smaller one on one of the clear sets. I have used an EK Success paw border punch and teamed it with some more Echo park papers. The greeting is by Craftwork Cards and I love how they fit the SU label punch.
The July class is on July 28th at 7.30pm and is the "Mad Cow" class! Lots of yummy black, white and pink! I do have a couple of places available on this one so please get in touch if you would like to come along!
Be back soon
Zoe xxx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Penny Black June Class, "We are sailing"

Morning bloggers! Wow the sun is out! What a miserable rainy couple of weeks we have had!
I hope you have had a good weekend, I have had a lovely weekend, teaching at our craft extravaganza on Saturday, (pics to follow later in the week) friends for a BBQ in the evening and a trip to Mum and Dads yesterday! All my favorite things rolled into one!
This is one of the other cards that we made at last weeks class.
I have used a stamp called "Fishing" and teamed it with some Echo Park papers called "Sail boats" and have used a Bazzill Basics greeting rub on.
I'll pop back tomorrow with the last class.
Zoe x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Penny Black June Class, Slider Card.

Hiya blog world! So sorry I have been AWOL, I have been designing and prepping for the craft event at the weekend. I am so looking forward to it, we always have such a lovely time!
I thought I would pop on and show you last months Penny Black cards, I rub Penny Black classes from home once a month and this is one of the cards we made last month:
It is a slider card and this is what it looks like in it's full glory:
These are a little tricky to start with but once you have mastered the technique they really do have the WOW factor!
I have used the "Game On" Penny Black stamp and teamed it with Stampin' Up! "Celebration" papers.
I will pop back soon and show you the other cards we made.
Take care xxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Saturday July 9th Craft Extravaganza

Stampin' Up! Craft Day *Extravaganza*
Saturday July 9th 10am - 5pm
Gatwick Area - £45
This event is open to both Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and Customers and will run along the same lines as our previous Craft Days. Join Natalie O'Shea and I for three classes, one Make & Take, lunch and get a free raffle ticket too. The cost for the day is £45, includes lots of product to take home with you!!!!
I hope that you can make it as we always have an absolute blast!
More details can be found here

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Happy Birthday Mr Wonka & Natalie.........

I thought I had better break my silence, so sorry that I have turned into the worst blogger in history! Today is a very special day it is Mr Wonka's birthday it is also my crafty partner in crime, Natalie's birthday!!!! How spooky that one of my bestest friends and my hubby have birthdays on the same day....... Here is the card that I made for Natalie:
I have used the "Just believe" stamp set and teamed it with Natalie's favorite colours, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizazz and Chocolate Chip. The ribbon is the "Crumb Cake" seam binding, this is my new addiction, I love it!
This is the card for Mr Wonka:
I know I didn't make it but I saw it on Moonpig and just had to have it for him! I do believe I really do have the best husband in Britain .........(most of the time lol) We are having a quiet morning, then a hectic afternoon with friends and family.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and I will try my hardest to come back soon......x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Scrapology Card Challenge

I have something very exciting to share with you today. As most of you know I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and I love to spread the word about how FAB the products are as I was really excited to be asked by the lovely Linda to sponsor the new Scrapology card challenge. I decided that I would like to do a sketch challenge with a theme so here's the sketch:
and the theme is "Thanks". Here is the card that I made:
I have used the "Just Believe" stamp set and teamed it with "Woodland Walk" papers. So to be in with a chance to win a Stampin' Up! stamp set pop over to the SCRAPOLOGY and have a read. You will also be able to have a peep at all the DT's stunning creations. Although there is one whiffy sprouty one that isn't so lovely! PMSL I'll get you back you sprout loving

Friday, 6 May 2011

Second Hand Craft Sale This Saturday..........

Just to let you know that I am holding the third "Second Hand Craft Sale" in Horley on Saturday May 7th from 12pm to 3pm. We have 15 sellers, all selling new and used papercraft items! Last time there were Cricut cartridges for £5 and Penny Black stamps for £1, who wouldn't want to come and stock up your already over stocked craft room! There will be "Carole's Cafe" so you can also have a cup of tea and a slice of cake in between your shopping frenzie! You will find us here:
at St Francis Church, Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey. RH6 8AB. Come and grab yourself a bargain or two!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Flutterby Cupcakes!

I was asked by a friend to make some cakes for her to take to her sisters hen weekend and she wanted something girlie, chocolaty and with a bit of sparkle, this is what I came up with:
They are vanilla sponge with a chocolate frosting, embellished with some sugar butterflies and a pinch of edible glitter to finish off!
The hens were over the moon with them and I have got an extra couple of orders as well! RESULT! The only problem is as I forgot to make an extra one for me to munch on :(
Be back soon
Zoe x

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Happy Birthday Theia!

Just a quick one today as I have loads to do today and not enough time to do it all in!
This is a card that I made for one of our friends daughters who was 2 last week.
I have used the "Party this way" stamp set with some "Sweet and Sour" SU paper, this set is so versatile I use it all the time. I have embellished the bunting with some adhesive pearls, if you don't have these yet then you NEED them!
I'll pop back tomorrow with a peek at some cupcakes I recently made for a friend to take on her sisters hen weekend.
Take care, see you soon.
Zoe xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Morning, I hope that you all enjoyed your long weekend, I had a lovely lovely time, and feel thoroughly refreshed and ready to go again!
I have just remembered that I didn't show you this card that I made for my Dad, it was his birthday on Good Friday and this is the card that I made for him.
I have used my new "Flower Powered" stamp by Penny black and have teamed it with some "Celebration" SU papers and a Craftwork card circle greeting. The "Dad" has been stamped using the schoolbook serif alphabet and I have used some mini buttons o embellish from the new SU mini catalogue.
I am off to work today so had better get some washing on the line first!
See you soon.
Zoe xxx