Monday, 28 December 2009

New Releases From Cuddly Buddly

There have been some lovely stamps released on Cuddly Buddly, lovely fluffy bunnies, cats and dogs... This lil cute bunny is called "Just Resting" and he/she has been coloured in with Prisma pencils, the oval stamp is also from the oval greetings stamps from CB. The papers have been downloaded from the new spring collection of papers called "Cottage GardenPapers", i can see me using these quite a lot for weddings/anniversaries etc.. The other Crafty friends have made a great selection of cards using the new stamps, so hop on over and take a look.

I hope to fine more time to do some crafting and card making now i will be back to normal hours at work. I just wish i could fit in a weeks holiday before February!! i really do need to recharge my batteries.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Chin Up!

I made this card a little while ago when Kim released the Georgie Bear stamps in the Cuddly Buddly shop. These stamps are very special to us over on the forum as they are in memory of our dear friend George who sadly passed away in October, these stamps depict his personality as he was always there for everyone with a kind word.
Any way on to the card itself which is an easel card. The image has been coloured with my trusted prisma pencils, the papers are CB downloads called Patchwork you can find more details HERE

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Special Christmas Card

My Mil asked me would i make a special card so i set to work and came up with this. I have to say i am very pleased with the way it turned out :) The papers are from Martine's blog 'The Craft Table' they are the Christmas collection and are so yummy for your Christmas cards. The image is from a Beary essentials die cut pack as are the borders and greeting. The verse has been done on the computer and cut out with nesties. I think she was quite pleased with it any way :)

Monday, 30 November 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

I had to make a quick card today for an order i had forgotten all about, whoops. I needed a sketch to give me inspiration and saw this on the Just Magnolia challenge, its a great sketch by Martine. The papers are all SU, from what set i can't remember lol.. i have so many papers that i haven't used yet. The magnolia image was stamped for me by my lovely friend Helen, i have coloured her in with prisma pencils adding some glamour dust to the wings.
Its so cold here tonight think we are all in for the coldest night of the year so far, so keep warm everyone bbbrrrrrr......

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Silent Night

Well at long last i have managed to make the a Christmas card with my new SU stamp Silent night. I have seen so many lovely cards made with this stamp, all different colours have been used. I have used night of navy ink and the glittered with some glamour dust to give that lovely glistening effect. The card stock is also Night Of Navy, patterned papers are from the designer series bashful blue. I sadly don't have any Christmas greetings stamps so used one from my stash which i do believe is Stamp away. The brads and ribbon are also SU, MS doily punch for the frilly border.
I need to make some really quick Christmas cards so may just have a quick play this morning.
I hope the weather isn't to bad where you are?? Its sunshine and showers here in Cheshire, much like its been all week.
Oh i am hoping some kind blogger may be able to help me with editing my photos so that i have a plain white background :) I have PSP but just can't work it out :(

Saturday, 21 November 2009

More FF Christmas

This is almost identical to the other FF card i made, just different layout but same papers and image etc The image once again has been coloured with PMS and Prisma pencils. I have used the snowflake punch once again, think i should try glittering it next time.
Jules i am hopping to get an SU! card posted tomorrow , so watch this space lol....
I hope you have all have had a nice evening? Now wasn't Joe amazing on X Factor tonight, he has my vote for sure and i never usually vote.
I would like to thank all the lovely blogger who have stuck with me and left such encouraging comments.
Have yourself a great weekend x

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Forever Friends Christmas

Well here its another FF Christmas card made, i so love colouring in these cute lil bears. This one once again has been coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils. I have used the delicious papers by Martine again, i just love the colours so modern yet still traditional..
I have used a MS Stewart punch but can't remember which one it is, think its Zigzag. The greeting is also from Martine's paper set which i have punched out with my oval SU! punch. Oh and not forgetting that snowflake made with the Quickutz die, a little pearl added in the middle.
I hope you likey? Thanks for your encouraging comment on my last card it really did encourage me on to make some more.

I have one more FF bear card to share then must crack on with some SU! cards :) So don't go away ... lol

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Let It Snow

I am wondering how many people will still visit my blog as its been that long since i posted anything, or visited your blogs. I'm sorry i have been a bad blogger but other things have taken priority lately. I am hoping to get a few more cards made this week, especially Christmas cards.

This little cutie is a Forever friends stamp which i have coloured with Promarkers and prisma pencils. The backing papers and greeting has been made by Martine, over at 'The Craft Table' thank you for sharing these delicious papers. The snowflake was made with a quickutz die that i bought from Sue, a little fiddly to put together but i like it.

Well i hope to be back later in the week with some more Christmas cards. I have my SU stamp Silent Night all stamped and ready to put on a card

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Its For You

I am sorry i haven't been around much lately but think my mojo is on holiday lol.. I have so many Christmas cards to make but am just not in the card making mood since coming back off my holidays. This little card was made for Kim's gallery over at Cuddly Buddly before i went on my hols, its a smashing little hedgehog and he has been coloured in with Prisma pencils. I am not to sure about the colour combo and layout of this card. The papers are all downloads from Kim's Christmas collection, as is the greeting stamp.
I hope my mojo returns real soon as think with the way postage is it the minute we will have to post our Christmas cards in November lol... I hope you arn't wait for crafting goodies via post !!!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

little snowman

Yep its another Christmas card lol.. I certainly am ahead with the this year but still have many more to make so best get a move on. This lil cute snowman is from Cuddly Buddly he has been stamped and coloured with prisma pencils. The papers are all downloads from Cuddly Buddly in great festive colours, i love the tartan paper best of all. The greeting stamp is from the round greeting set from Cuddly Buddly. I have made this card into a wallet style where the top opens and there is a little pouch inside to add a cd or something similar. I am sorry about the pictures quality, it looks a little dull.
I am hoping to join in some challenges this weekend and get some more Christmas cards made. I sadly need to make a deepest sympathy card as my FILs wife passed away suddenly yesterday.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Tweet Greetings

Hello everyone i am back from my jolly hols, phew and what a change in temperature!! This time yesterday i was just arriving at the airport in Tenerife after a scorchin day around the pool. The flight home was good and we did it in 4 hours, with a brilliant landing... so smooth, i bet Kevin is as good Helen :) Apparently our pilot was a crazy Irish man lol.....

Any way back to my card which i made before i went on holiday. I have used the 'Tweet greetings' stamp from Cuddly Buddly, i love this wee little family of birdies aren't they cute?? I have coloured them in with my trusted prisma pencils. I have used silver mirri card and aubergine card stock with the DP being CB downloadabke papers.

Thanks to all those who wished me a Happy Birthday and sent me card, you certainly helped make my birthday extra specail xxx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Snow scene

This is a what i would class as a very traditional Christmas card. Its one of Kims new Christmas roundel from Cuddly Buddly. I have coloured the image with prisma pencils and added some glitter here and there to make it look like the snow is glistening.
I will be a little quiet over the next few days as i have lots to do before i go away on Friday :) Catch you all on my return xx

Friday, 18 September 2009

Our Little Ella

Sorry no cards to share this week as have been extremely busy with work , i have worked full time hours this week when usually i only work 20 hours. We now have all our Christmas stock out, is it a little too early??? You wouldn't believe the amount of people buying for Christmas already!
Anyway back to the photo. This is Ella she is now 21 months old , some of you may remember that we got her from the NW golden retriever rescue in February. It took her a while to settle down with us and learn to trust us but now she is great a little darling, so lovable.
I hope to share a few cards with you next week before i go off on my holiday so please pop back when you can.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Crafty friends needed

Kim is looking for some new crafty friends over at Cuddly Buddly :) Here is what she said-

How it works - From time to time we’ll send you new stamps, downloadable papers plus some bits n bobs (ribbons, card, etc.) for you to create a stunning papercraft or altered art piece to showcase the new stamp. If the extras we send don’t suit the idea you have in mind when you see the stamps then just keep them in your Cuddly Buddly stash box for another day. You then send us a good digi pix of your finished card or item along with a ’materials used’ list which we add to the product web page and to our Galleries to help demonstrate the product better to our much appreciated customers.

We never ask or expect our Fabulously Crafty Friends to do any marketing for us so if you create beautiful works but don’t have a blog, or don’t participate on forums we’d still like very much to hear from you. However, if you enjoy blogging and want to share with your online friends what you’re doing with us, that’s fine and I’m happy to make up a special little button for your blog, if you’d like one.

If you’re interested in being one of my Fabulously Crafty Friends then please email me (look for Fabulously Crafty Friends on the drop down menu on the contact page) and let me know;

* who you are,
* a little bit about yourself,
* how long you’ve been crafting,
* your favourite crafting techniques,
* how many projects you think you could comfortably take on per month and …
* include a link to your blog or online photo album where I can see examples of your gorgeous creations.

Printables Update - After chatting with Susi, our Printables and Cuttables Designer, it appears that Susi would also very much appreciate a Fabulously Crafty Friend to work with her and help make up her Printables Projects too. If you enjoy making up Susi’s versatile and really useful Printable projects and taking them to the next level with the addition of embellishments and graphics then we’d love to hear from you too.

Kim is an absolute brilliant person to work with as is Susi and all the crafty friends, so what you waiting for?? Good luck to all those who enter.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Candlelight Friends

Are you fed up of Christmas cards yet?? lol... This is another Cuddly Buddly stamps 'Candlelight friends' they are cute little micies coloured in with prisma pencils and then layered onto green card and mirri board for a little bling. The papers are all Cuddly Buddly downloads, i cut one of the papers to make a little ribbon type border. Have used my MS punch again and made some little festive flowers with my punches.
I hope you are all enjoying the nice weather and making the most of it whilst its here, i bet there are a few BBQs being lite as i type. Have a great weekend bloggers :)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

C4C1 'The Snow Family'

Yep another Christmas card for Cuddly Buddly this one is 'The snow family' How sweet are they, i loved colouring these in with my prismas. The circles have been cut with nestabilities, i then added little snowflakes in blue and white. The papers are Cuddly Buddly downloads, love these tartan papers i have them in red also. The oval greeting is also Cuddly Buddly, stamped and coloured. Just realised that this sketch is on the Crazy 4 challenges site which is a new challenge site and this is their first challenge, go check it out.
I am getting all excited now as not long until my hols :) We will be off to Tenerife for some well deserved sunshine and rest.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Christmas Bears

Here is a card made for Cuddly Buddly with one of Kims new designs for Christmas. The stamp is called 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' and have been coloured in with prisma pencils. The greeting is also one of the new oval sets which fits nicely in the mini oval dies from Spellbinder, shame i don't have these lol.... Papers are also Cuddly Buddly downloads in nice traditional colours for Christmas. The poinsettia i made myself with punches, i am quite pleased with these :) I hope you are all going to enjoy the nice weather the weather people have promised us.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Any one for football?

Here is another card made for Cuddly Buddly Davie Playtime he is called, he is one of the newer 3d stamps. There are a lot of new Christmas stamps on Cuddly Buddly, so cute they are as well. I am working on a few samples at the minute and will share with you asap...
I have coloured Davie in with promarkers, all the papers are CB downloads, layered onto co-ordinates card stock. I hope all my lovely blogging buddies are well?? I saw Dawny (pink Piggy) today she was doing a little bit of shopping after her visit to the GMEX, was nice to see you Dawn :) I was going to go myself tomorrow but to be honest i am saving my pennies for my hols in 3 weeks.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Jules Stampin Up ten

Jules is the wonderful person who i buy my SU! goodies from, she is a great lady who is always there to help and advice. I have conpleted one year with the club and have decided to stay on for another year. There will be a new club starting in October and Jules is looking for 2 more people to join, so what are you waiting for :)
Here is what Jules had to say about the club -

I need 10 ladies to join the club who commit to spending a minimum of £15 a month (plus P&P) for 10 months October - July.
Each month one of the 10 ladies will be classed as the "hostess" for that month and will receive freebies of the minimum of a Level 1 stamp set and £15 worth of goodies from the catalogue. Dont worry being hostess simply means you get freebies that month, it doesnt mean you have to let us all come round to your house!!!!!

You will receive a free Stampin Up catalogue at the start of the club and any further mini catalogues that might appear during the club run

Occasionally I will send out card kits and free stamp sets to some lucky winners

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Katie off shopping

This is another Cuddly Buddly stamp called Katie's party best but have this timed decided to do some paper piecing for a change, not done this for a while, always think its quite effective. The papers are cuddly buddly downloads, patchwork pink selection i think lol... The flower has been made with punches and a lil pearl in the middle. The MS doily punch has been used yet again.
Oh well off to make some tea now....
Stamps- Image and greeting CB
Medium- Prisma pencils for hair and skin tones
Papers- Cuddly Buddly patchwork pink
Punch- MS doily

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Katies Party Best

At last a card to share with you :) Sorry for my lack of blogging but have been so busy at home, decorating and stripping walls lol.. This little beauty was made with stamps from Cuddly Buddly, yep Kim has been busy designing again and these stamps are something a little bit different as you can 3d them. I have used Katie's party best and choice the bible as thought this would make a nice holy Communion card. I have used prisma pencils to colour in the image, cuttle bugged the back ground and used the delicious MS doily punch. The greeting stamps is also from Cuddly buddly, there is a whole new range of round stamps they stamp beautifully.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Bevs brill blog candy

WOW look at this brilliant candy Bev has on her blog isn't it amazing, so many yummy things... So what you waiting for get yourself over to Bev's blog and take a look at her great cards are truly inspirational.

Sorry i haven't been around much lately but have been busy decorating, all painted now in the lounge just the hall, landing and stairs to do. I know it will look nice when its done but boy is it hard going, especially when you work. I went looking for some tab top curtains yesterday, could i find any??? No :( Why is it when you want something you can't seem to find it!! So if anyone has seen some nice beige/brown curtains on their travels can you may be point me in the right direct.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Wee Bees Birthday

Here is another card make for the Cuddly Buddly gallery from the 'Bee of good cheer' collection, this one is 'Wee Bees Birthday' coloured once again with prismas pencils, added some glamour dust here and there for a little bit of sparkle. The papers are Cuddly Buddly downloads, think they are 'patchwork papers' in pink. The MS doily punch has been used once again, i just love this punch, (can you tell??? lol..) added some satin ribbon and tied some bows.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Oh mens cards

Its Neils birthday today and yesterday i had to make a card in a hurry, i am inspirational less when it comes to mens card lol... I then remembered that i had bought some decoupage sheets when i visited the NEC in March and here is the finished product. The papers and card are from SU bought from Jules which are fab when it comes to matching colours and papers.
Any way think Neil was happy with his card, although he didn't say a lot lol.... I have booked a meal for us tonight and an overnight stay as a surprise.
Hope you all have a nice day x

Friday, 31 July 2009

Thankful Wee Bee

This is one of a new series called 'Bee of Good Cheer' from Cuddly Buddly drawn by Kim Sponaugle. This cute little bee is 'Thankful Wee Bee' which i have coloured with my prisma pencils. The stitching is all hand drawn as haven't got a sewing machine, but think it looks OK.
The papers are all fairy fun papers aqua which are downloaded from Cuddly Buddly, i have to say these are my favourite. The round sentiment is fairy fun round greeting stamps also from Cuddly Buddly.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the weather is good to you, some chance of that i think. Whats happened to our lovely sunny weather ?? Think i will have to wait until Sept when i go to Tenerife to glimpse the sun again :(