Friday 31 December 2010

All The Best For 2011

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas? We all went out for dinner Christmas day it was wonderful to be waited on, no cooking or washing up will defiantly save my pennies so we can do it again next year.
I can't believe its New Years Eve where has the last 12 months gone?? Everyone seems to be saying the same this year. I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog over the last twelve month whether you have left a comment or not, It would be nice to know if you have paid a visit by leaving me a little comment but I know its time consuming leaving comments on all the blogs we visit.

I would like to say a 'Happy New Year' to each and everyone of you lets hope it brings you Health, Wealth and Happiness and lots of craft goodies lol... ;) 

This card was made very quickly with a digi greeting from Cuddly Buddly that I downloaded and  resized to fit in a nestabilities, its a lovely greeting don't you think ? We should all believe in our heart where ever it may take us. The papers are also a download Exotic flavours from Cuddly Buddly they are so funky and modern.

Friday 17 December 2010

New Toby Tumbles Digi's

There are some new Toby Tumbles digi releases over on Cuddly Buddly.
This little digi is Toby Tumbles 'Happy Easter', he was a real pleasure to colour in as I'm sure the others will be. There another two Toby Tumble images and a cute little doggie one as well :)
I know,I know its months away until Easter but its so nice to see all those lovely bright colours and Daffodils.
Toby Tumbles has been coloured in with Copics and prisma's with glossy accents to the daffodil heads.

I hope you are all prepared for Christmas? I'm almost there just some food shopping to do which hopefully we will get done tomorrow, hopefully we won't have any of the fluffy white stuff to content with.

Medium ~ Copics and Prisma pencils
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, pearls

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Nothings Too Much Trouble

Here is another Toby Tumble card made using 'Nothings To Much Trouble' he certainly is trying his best to pull that box up the steps isn't he? The papers are Toby Tumbles 'Hearts & flowers' they really are beautiful papers and print out a treat, I can see me using these on lots of cards in the future. 
I hope you are all prepared for Christmas? I have to say I am almost done but then again still have cards to write and prezzies to wrap , its all go go go this time of year isn't it? 
Oh well its looks like the snow is going to return,looks like we won't escape it either this time judging by the weather report. I think I best treat myself to some new wellies :)

Embellishments ~ Prima Flowers 

Friday 10 December 2010

The Icings On The Card

This week is challenge week over on the Cuddly Buddly Blog, the theme being 'The Icings On The Card' so we want to see you create a card with a little icing, frosting or glitter using a stamp, digi or download from the Cuddly Buddly shop. There is a fabulous prize of a £20 gift certificate up for grab, you have until the 13th of January to complete your card, as we are taking a little time off over Christmas.

My card has been made with the free papers from the last challenge, the snow family has been coloured with Copics with a sprinkling of glamour dust. The little snowflakes around the circle is actually the Nellie stamen punch,  border punch is from EK.

I hope you are all having a better week now the weather has warmed up considerably.

Tools ~ Nellie stamen punch, EK border punch, Marianne corner die

Saturday 4 December 2010

Just saying Hi

Here we go with another nice spring card to try and chase away those winter blues. This Bunny with a big heart as certainly won my heart, he is just so sweet. This is one of the new Toby Tumble rubber stamps called 'Just To Say Hi' he has been coloured with copics and prisma pencils. The beautiful flowers are once again prima they are so pretty, love the lilac range as well as the pink. The new Toby Tumble hearts and flowers papers are so pretty, love this colour combo. The little greeting is from the Twelve Christmas Greeting digi stamps  and has been made by using the smallest nesties circle and cutting from with in the greeting stamp so only picking up the sentiment. 
I hope you are all over the worst of the snow, we have had hardly any of the white stuff here, thankfully.
I am not a happy bunny at the moment as I have toothache, been to the dentist twice this past week and have to wait until Wednesday for a root filling, not happy as I'm still in pain with it. I have been looking on the Internet for emergency clinic in our area and see there is one in Chester so will have to give them a ring tomorrow i think :( stupid teeth give you nothing but trouble.....

Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Bow & pearls, Crochet Lace

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Toby Tumble ~ 'Just Because'

This is a card made with the new release of the Toby Tumble spring collection over at Cuddly Buddly, isn't he so sweet? This would make a great Valentines card, I know I know we haven't even had Christmas and I am going on about Valentines day lol...... This lil fella is a digi stamp called 'Just Because' he has been coloured in with Copics and prisma pencils. The papers are also new they are called 'Toby Tumbles Hearts and Flowers'

I hope you are all managing to keep warm in this cold snap, brrrrrr its certainly brass monkey weather isn't it? We have had hardly any snow here in our part of the world, just a little dusting to cover the path and that's it.I can't believe its the 1st of December already, where has the time gone!! 

Stamps ~Digi Toby Tumbles 'Just Because' , Greeting Ticket stamp

Sunday 28 November 2010

The Queen Of Hearts

Another new release from Cuddly Buddly

Isn't she just adorable, look at her happy smiley face must be because of that yummy cake lol..
I have coloured her with copics adding glamour dust all around the oval and a dusting on that yummy cake. The papers are the new country cottage range this is from the Rose collection, just love the colour combo of this one. The ticket stamp is also from Cuddly Buddly these are just so versatile I can see me using these a lot, a real bargain at £3.99. The new stamp collection will soon be available in digi format very soon.

Stamps ~ Queen of Hearts Cuddly Buddly, Ticket Stamp Cuddly Buddly
Medium ~ Copic markers
Tools ~ MS hearts punch, Oval nestabilities
Papers ~ Country Cottage Rose Collection Cuddly Buddly

Friday 26 November 2010

Cuddly Buddly Challenge ~ With This Paper

Its time for another Cuddly Buddly Challenge which is called 'With this paper' Kim has designed four lovely Christmas  papers for you to use, all you have to do is make a Christmas card or project using the papers. There are lots of lovely things you could download from the freebies section to help you. The prize again is a very generous £20 Gift Certificate to spend in The Cuddly Buddly shop, well done Bev for winning the first challenge, just think the next one could be you if you come and join in.
I have made my card with the a lovely down loadable image caller 'Peek-A-Bears' there are 6 fab images on this download for only £1.50 they are great for those last minute Christmas card when you don't really have much time left, it print and stick oh and a little bit of glitter :) The greeting is a download which i have cut with the smallest nestie and made a tiny greeting, but as these are digi you can make them as small or as big as you want, which is the great thing about digital images.

Thursday 25 November 2010

A Stitch In Time

This little cutie is called 'A Stitch In Time' she is part of the new spring range released by Cuddly Buddly so pop on over and take a look at all the lovely cards made by the FCF's. I have coloured her in with the usual Copics and Prisma Pencils. The DP is from the Country Cottage range this one is Duck Egg  such pretty colours combo with the pink so girly. I have more of these lovely card to share with you over the coming days.There is also a new release of the bunny with the big heart yep Toby Tumble :) the beginning of December you will be sure to want to add him to your wish list.

I am entering my card into the 'A Spoon Full Of Sugar' Challenge this week which is 'Anything Goes'

Medium~ Copics & Prisma pencils
Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Pearls & ribbon

Wednesday 24 November 2010

A Good Book

I bet you all thought I was going to recommend a good book to read lol... Well I do enjoy ready James Patterson his book are always captivating.. But this 'Good Book' is one of the new range of stamps from Cuddly Buddly, designed by Barbara Anne Williams they have a lovely vintage feel to them so pop along and take a look at the others in this Garden Vignettes range, some smashing cards made by the FCF's.
I have coloured my image with Copics and prisma pencils for the shading. The papers are from the Garden Vignettes range you have a choose of warm or cool for my card I used the warm set.

Oh don't forget to join in with the Cuddly Buddly Cosy Christmas challenge you still have a few days to join in and there is a £20 Gift Certificate up for grabs to the winner chosen at random, as they say "You have gotta be in it to win it" xx

Embellishments ~ Pearls & flowers

Tuesday 16 November 2010

LOTV Challenge ~ 'Anything Goes'

This is the card I have made for the LOTV Challenge ~'Anything Goes'
This little cutie is from the new range from LOTV, I have used a die cuts image for quickness.
The papers are from Papermania which I have had for a while and rediscovered in my crafty stash when having a sort out. The border has been made with one of my new EK punches I treated myself to at the NEC, they where a bargain at 3 for £30!! The flowers are from my stash, leaf punched with MS frond punch.

Don't forget to pop over to the Cuddly Buddly blog and join us in the 'Cosy Christmas' Challenge, there is a marvelous prize of a £20 Gift certificate to spend in the Cuddly Buddly shop, which is brimming with goodies.

Friday 12 November 2010

Cuddly Buddly Challenge ~ Cosy Christmas

This is our very first Challenge for Cuddly Buddly 'Cosy Christmas' 
The Fabulous Crafty Friends & guests  have been very busy creating, so pop along to the Cuddly Buddly Blog and take a look at what they have been up to :) I hope it will inspire you to take part, all you need is a lovely image from Cuddly Buddly, be it Toby Tumble, Lilyboo, Bits of Ivory or Cuddly Buddly there are lots to chose from. All we ask is that you make a 'Cosy Christmas' card in traditional Christmas colours.
I have used a digi download called Charley & Holly dog coloured in with the usual Copics and prisma pencils, I think she looks all warm and cosy in her winter gear.

Embellishments ~ Green bow & metal heart charm
Medium ~ Copics & prisma pencils

Thursday 4 November 2010

Cuddly Buddly~ For The One I Love

Cuddly Buddly have released their Toby Tumble rubber stamp today, they are also available to any of you going to the NEC this weekend, you may even spot my card :) I have coloured my image in with Prisma pencils and Copics, lots of glamour dust added around the wreath, you can see it better if you click on the photo. I am off to the NEC Saturday, so exciting to be meeting up with my pal Linda who has recently become a fellow Crafty friend over at Cuddly Buddly. The Cuddly Buddly stand is G02 so pop by give Kath and Katie a warm welcome to their first ever show.

Monday 1 November 2010

Toby Tumble 3 For 3 Give Away

Wow what fab blog candy Kim has over on the Cuddly Buddly Blog, 3 very sweet Toby Tumble Christmas stamps.There is also some exciting news Cuddly Buddly will be starting there own Challenges from Friday 12th November, so don't forget to click the follow button so you don't miss out. If your going to the NEC this month don't forget to stop by the Cuddly Buddly stand and say "Hi" to Katie and Kath its there first appearance at the NEC. Good Luck everyone with the 3 for 3 Giveaway xxxx

Sunday 31 October 2010

Hello There!

Here is another one of the lovely Toby Tumble digi stamps from Cuddly Buddly, isn't he just so sweet? This digi is called 'Hello There!' he will also be available in rubber at the NEC and online real soon.

I have coloured him in with Copics and Prisma pencils, lots of glamour dust added for good measure. I used just a little bit of blue snowy paper from the Toby Tumble Christmas collection. The punch I used to get the lattice effect is one of the new EK chain edger punch these are a little bigger than your normal punch. The greeting stamps is also a digi stamps from Cuddly Buddly called Twelve Christmas greetings. The snow flake is the Marianne Swedish ice star die.

I am entering my card into 'Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge' this week which is to make a Christmas card using a digital image.

Monday 25 October 2010

Toby Tumbles Pulling Sledge

Here is Lil Toby Tumble pulling his sledge, looks like he is on a mission doesn't it? This is one of the stamps due to be released in Nov, if you are visiting the NEC you will be able to pick them up from Kath & Katie at the Cuddly Buddly stand or if you can't wait you can buy the digi stamp now at Cuddly Buddly. This image has been coloured in with Copics and Prisma pencils, some glitter added for good measure. The paper is Toby Tumbles Christmas paper which is just fab for lovely pastel tones as well as traditional . The snowflakes where made with a Marianne die, its the circle frame but has a little snowflake in it. 

I am entering this card into the Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge which is 'Winter Wonderland'

Sunday 24 October 2010

Happy Times

Here is another card made with the new Toby Tumble from Czes Pachela only available at Cuddly Buddly.
This is one of the 3D decoupage sheets but they are available in digi format and very soon available in rubber for you stamp lovers. This cutie is called 'Toby Tumble Happy Times' all cut out and layered onto Toby Tumble Christmas papers and card stock, little bit of ribbon and punched border and you have the finished card. I am entering this into Delightful Challenge which is 'Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas'.

Well the weekend is nearly over and its back to work for me tomorrow, they sure do just whizz by these weekend. Have many of your started your Christmas shopping? I haven't even given mine a thought lol...
Enjoy your Sunday people what ever you are doing :) xxx

Wednesday 20 October 2010

For The One I Love

I have been having a play with colouring Toby Tumble in not sure if he is a little dark, but over all quite pleased with my fist attempt. This is a digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly called 'For The One I Love' which prints out beautifully, much easier than stamping and looks just as good.
 I have coloured the image in with a mixture of Copics and prisma pencils. The papers are also from Cuddly Buddly they are the Toby Tumble Christmas papers, just great for all those Christmas cards. The lace edge was done with EK punch, i have no Christmas punches so will have to remedy that on my visit to the NEC :)
 I have trawled blog land looking for a challenge i can enter this into and the only one i can find is Tip Top Tuesday which is 'Anything Goes' I have a few more Toby Tumble digies to play with but first i MUST do some dreaded housework 

Monday 18 October 2010

Toby Tumbles' Urgent Delivery'

This is one of the new Toby Tumble images available from Cuddly Buddly, isn't he so sweet? he is called 'Urgent Delivery' and is available HERE,also available in digi stamp, the rubber stamps will be available soon. I have been playing with the 3D decoupage sheets, it made a pleasant change to be snipping away instead of colouring. The papers are Toby Tumble Christmas papers also available from Cuddly Buddly, they print out beautifully. I will have another card or two to share with you over the next few days so don't forget to check back on my blog. I tell you what the weather has certainly become much colder I think the woolly jumpers will be coming out real soon, think they have forecast snow for some places!

Christmas Cards

I thought i had better get my finger out and get making some Christmas cards for myself, been so busy with design team work cards for the NEC. The Toby Tumble images are just so cute, just know he will be a big success. This cute lil image is made from LOTV die cuts, I hope they will eventually be available in the cute squares as I so love the traditional colours at Christmas. The papers are from SU Christmas pack, not sure if its still available ( if it is Jules can you let me know ) Just a very plain,simple card which I am going to take into work to try and sell, wish me luck. I will be back tomorrow with another LOTV dies cuts card then hopefully I will have a Toby Tumbles card to share with you, he is available at Cuddly Buddly.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Toby Tumble Coming Soon

Wow have you seen this Cute lil Bunny isn't he sweet and he will be available soon at Cuddly Buddly, oh and at the NEC next month as Cuddly Buddly will be doing their first show. I am sure these will sell out very quickly so don't forget to pop along and see Kath and Katie. I will for sure be getting myself some of these lil cuties. They will also be available in digi stamps and 3d decoupage some time in November. 
Czes Pachela is one of worlds best illustrators take a look at his web site HERE.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Are You Still With Me

Its been a while since I have posted anything on my blog, I will be surprised if anyone still visits my blog  lol..

I enjoyed my holiday in Tenerife, was so relaxing not having to do anything but worry about what to have off the menu for evening meal lol.. Oh well back to the real world now, seems like I have never been away now think I need another holiday now.

This is the card I made for Ali's daughters Wedding but sadly never arrived :( good old Royal mail at its best again, its really does make me mad. This card was made using a die cut from LOTV they are just great for a quick card. I used  the paper from a pack a bought at the NEC 2 years ago, they have a lovely pearly look to them.

 I am hoping to go to the NEC in November this will be the first time I have been to the Christmas show, Cuddly Buddly will also be there this year for the first time ever :) Do pop over and say hello to Kath and Katie, I am sure they will be pleased to see you.

Monday 27 September 2010

Sketch And Stash ~ 45

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy stamps

Sketch 45

I have used the lovely Butterfly digi stamp from Chrissy's digi stamps, available at 'Whimsy stamps' I have coloured the Butterfly in with Copics and added glamour dust to the wings,the double bow was made with my bow easy, greeting is a SU! stamp. The lace border was made with an EK punch, think its called Daisy scallop.

I will be on my holidays in Tenerife as you are reading this probably sunning myself with a nice cool drink in my hand ;) I am hoping that the weather will not be to cold on our return , but we will be into October so can't expect to much can i? As long as its dry so i can get the washing done before i return to work i don't mind. I will catch you with you all on my return xxx

Thursday 16 September 2010

For All You Gorjuss Girl Fans

Gorjuss Girls items are available at Boots on the Christmas 3 for 2 this year
Gorjuss Girl range, they have a bag, set set, journal, diary, pen set etc
I know some you you bloggers are keen on the Gorjuss Girls so thought i would let you all know.
I can believe we are talking about Christmas already :O i haven't even been on my holidays yet lol... well only another 6 more days and i will be, think my timing is about right and the weather certainly has become very cold over the last few days.

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Pretty in Blue

Its my sisters Birthday on Thursday and although i have many cards in my card box i wanted to make her a special one. I have used the wonderful sketch from 'Truly Scrumptious' the optional extra on this sketch was to use a knot, well i guess the bow qualifies as the knot! I really enjoyed working with the sketch, so thanks girls for the inspiration. The papers are from SU, just love these pretty pastel designer papers is blue, think these are my favourite. The lovely fairy is a die cut from LOTV, just love these for those quick to make cards. I am also entering this into 'My Time To Craft' which is 'Jewelled' so out come my little blue stick on jewels, love a little bit of bling on a card. The sentiment has been done on the PC, bow and jewels from stash.