Saturday 24 December 2011

SCSC~ Anything Goes

A Very Merry Christmas to ALL my lovely blogger friends, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
This weeks challenge over on Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge is "Anything Goes" nice and easy and you have two weeks to take part.

 I have used another LOTV die cut for a nice quick and easy card, i have just been so busy at work this last week.

 I am late getting my post on my blog today as was in work until 10pm last night and back in at 9-6pm today, couldn't believe how many people where still buying prezzies today.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow xxx

Saturday 17 December 2011

SCSC~Happy New Year Or Celebration

Well this week has just flown, not enough hours in the day.
This weeks Secret Crafters Challenge is 'Happy New Year Or Celebration'I opted for a Wedding celebration as can't think about New Year until we have had Christmas lol..

Once again as I was pushed for time I went with a LOTV die cut square, hopefully in the New Year I will have time to stamp and colour an image, do miss my stamping.

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Christmas Time

Well Christmas is fast approaching and I still had no cards made to add to my box in work!
Then i remembered about the LOTV die cuts I bought last year,so put together 10 cards very quickly.
I am still very behind with cards with not a lot of time left now, so don't think I will get chance to make any more. I always intend to make a few a week but it never happens like that, so some shop bought ones will make the numbers up (hangs head in shame lol )

I hope that you are all more organised than me? I have all my presents almost wrapped and my tree is up, so its beginning to look a lot like Christmas now :) x

Saturday 10 December 2011

SCSC~ All Creatures Great And Small (including Aliens)

This week at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge its 'All Creatures Great and Small' (including Aliens)
Once again this week we I have used another LOTV die cut, mainly because they make a nice quick card when you don't have a lot of time. I honestly don't know where the days are going!! 

I hope you are all prepared for Christmas? I have a few bits more to get then the mammoth task of wrapping begins. I have booked my online shop for the 22nd December so I don't have to rush around the supermarkets battling with the crowds of people.

Saturday 3 December 2011

SCSC~ Photo Inspiration

This week at Secret Crafter we have a  photo inspiration Challenge.

Here is my interruption of the photo.

I have used a LOTV die cut square which are great for those nice quick easy cards. I have added some much needed glitter to her hat and cuffs. The lovely papers are Echo Park, just love their Christmas range of papers. The oval sentiment is one from Craftwork cards, bow and pearls from stash. All in all a very quick card, needed to be as well as only thought on about it this morning lol.... Its just so hectic at the minute.
I hope you will join us in the challenge this week, look forward to looking at your cards.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go ~ Anything goes

Gosh the 1st December already! So its time for another Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge which is 'Anything Goes' nice and easy, so hopefully we will get lots more people joining in this month, only 13 last moth :(
So lets go for it this month, spread the word everyone has a Teddy image in their collection.

I have used a Fizzy Moon stamp, yes stamped with real ink and a stamp pad lol... Is it just me or are we reverting to digi stamps much more now? There certainly seem a lot more of them out there. I have coloured my image with Promarkers for a change, wouldn't mind some Flex markers from Santa lol..

I have a busy weekend ahead but an enjoyable one, little Sara is coming to visit Nanna with her Mummy, Daddy and lil brother., so lots of cuddles for me.

Saturday 26 November 2011

SCSC ~ Borders and Flowers

This weeks challenge at Secret Crafter is 'Borders & Flowers'

I have used another one of my Teddy Bea digi stamps, coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils.
The border has been made with the MS Cherish punch, flowers are from Wild Orchid.
The papers are Bits of Ivory from Cuddly Buddly as is the lovely sentiment.

I am also entering my card into the Teddy Bo Challenge this week, which is Christmas but Red and Green must not been seen. I have so wanted to join in with this challenge but don't seem to find the time to craft any more, either that or i am to lazy lol....

Hope you all have a lovely weekend xx

Friday 25 November 2011

My Little Granddaughter Sara

This is my first grandchild Sara born on Wednesday weighing 7lb 7oz isn't she cute? She is like a little doll.
Those of you that know me, know I was hoping for a little girl having had two boys myself. It will be so nice to buy pink girly things, bobble, hair clips etc I think this little girl is going to be s o spolt in the years to come by her Nanna and Grandad lol...

Just thought I would share my good news with you all... 
Don't forget to check back tomorrow as its Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge Day ..

Saturday 19 November 2011

A Sketch ~ SCSC

Morning a very quick post from me this morning, as I am chasing my tail again lol..This week on Secret Crafter we have a sketch to follow, I do love a sketch. (I will fill you in on all the details when i return from work after 7pm, then a night in front of the TV for me I think) There is still no news on the baby but I will let you know if anything happens.

The papers are from Craft Creations. I printed the letters out on the PC and coloured them in with Promarkers. The flourish die is by Making Memories they have some lovely dies out at the moment, the only tricky bit is sticking them down as they are quite fine. I cut the flourish out then cut it so I could position it in this way, in fact think they where left over from a previous project. 

Friday 18 November 2011

Skiing SnowBuddy

This Little Skiing Snowbuddy is a download from Cuddly Buddly by Karen Middleton, they are just great for a nice quick Christmas card. I am so behind with my Christmas cards once again this year, I think I have loads of time then before I know it December is here.
The papers are also digi downloads they are Toby Tumbles Christmas papers from Pachela Studios , which are soft pastel colours. I have kept my card quite plan and simple with not a lot of embellishments, making for a very plain and simple card.
Have a lovely evening and enjoy watching Children In Need on the BBC, the news readers are always my favourites. What are yours? Remember to pop back tomorrow for my SCSC xx

Saturday 12 November 2011

SCSC~ Stripes & Spots

This weeks challenge over at 'Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge' is 'Stripes & Spots' 
My card has been made with a great image for the boys 'Teddy Bo' in his football kit, I think I will be using him quite a lots for men's cards.

I have coloured Teddy Bo in with Promarkers and Prisma pencils.
The papers and card are all SU! which are brilliant as the colour coordination is all done for you, available from my lovely friend Linda.

We are still waiting for baby Oxley to arrive, although the due date isn't until the 22nd  but you never know he/she might arrive early :) 

Saturday 5 November 2011

SCSC~ Flowers,Ribbon & Lace

This is my first week as a design team member at Secret Crafter.
The challenge this week is Ribbon, Flowers & Lace, quite easy really as we all have these items in our stash lol.. This lovely wee stamp is a sugar Nellie stamp called 'Candy Pip' isn't she sweet? This is the first time I have inked her up, shame on me. The papers are from Nitwits 'Bumbleberry Too' which are such pretty pastel coloured papers, printing out beautifully.

Well I had best dash as I am in work today 10-7 then off to my Son's for the weekend, wouldn't it be nice if the baby decided it was going to be this weekend he/she made an appearance :) 

Have a good Bonfire night , stay safe

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go ~Take It Easel

Good morning bloggers, pinch,punch the first of the month.
Its another new month so that means another new challenge on Ready-Teddy-Go
This months challenge is to make an easel card and here is mine made with a LOTV die cut.
The papers are from Pink Petticoat which I got  Free with a magazine.
The die cut swirly is one of my new dies from Memory box its very pretty but a sod to glue lol..

You have a whole month to take part in this challenge and there are some lovely Fizzy Moon goodies for one lucky participant, so off you go and get creative :) 

I am mega excited this month as my first grandchild is due. We don't know if it s a girl or a boy so its a little surprise, I must admit a little girl would be lovely (especially as I had two boys) but as long as everything is OK I don't really mind :) Will keep you posted.

Sunday 23 October 2011

Santa Claus

Here is another one of the great Christmas stamps that are available at Cuddly Buddly by Karen Middleton.
This is 'Santa On A Bauble' I have coloured my image with SU! inks again will have to practice a bit more but am pleased with my first attempt, just need to find more time to play. The papers are 'Pretty Classy Christmas' digi papers which are great for traditional Christmas cards. 

This card is pretty plain and simple I am finding these cards much more my style than adding lots of embellishments which look good on other peoples cards but awful on mine.

I hope you have all had a nice weekend? I work Saturday so my weekend is Sunday/Monday as they are my two days off together. I have been looking around the garden centres today at all the Christmas gifts to get a few idea's into my head for people, I intend being organised this year :)

Thursday 20 October 2011

Mrs Christmas

Well its been a while since I posted a card, after coming back off holiday its taken me a while to get  back to normal. This is one of the new releases on Cuddly Buddly today by the very talented Karen Middleton this is 'Mrs Christmas', think she has been making a Christmas pud for Father Christmas no wonder he is so well rounded lol... I have coloured my image with SU inks and blended with SU blender pens, I am quite impressed with my first attempt :) I needed a nice Christmas red and didn't have one so hence me trying inks. I buy my SU! products from my lovely friend Linda if anyone fancies trying the inks and blender pens.

The papers are Cuddly Buddly Patchwork red great for traditional Christmas cards. The sentiment ticket is FREE from Cuddly Buddly. Kim has generously put lots of FREE digi's on the Cuddly Buddly site for you to print, no excuses now for not getting those Christmas cards done, especially as the weeks are whizzing by.

I also have some exciting news which some of you may of spotted already. I have been asked to join the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Team, how lucky am I to be joining such a fab team of crafters.

Saturday 1 October 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go ~ Punch It out

Can you believe its October already so time for another Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge which this month is punch it! I am typing this up now and scheduling my post as I will be sunning myself in Tenerife when you read this post, I fly tomorrow 29th September which also happens to be my Birthday :) My last year in the naughty   40's lol.... I hope you will find time to take part in the challenge this month, the girls have made some brilliant cards so don't forget to check them out . I have used an adorable Teddy stamp from LOTV used Copics and Prisma pencils.Daisy punches for flowers & MS Cherish punch around the page are the punches I have used to make my card.

Sunday 18 September 2011

Cosy Snowbuddies

How sweet are these Cosy Snowbuddies digi's from Cuddly Buddly.
I have used Prisma pencils to colour with Copics for shadowing effect, with lots of glamour dust.
Papers are from 'Pretty Classic Christmas' papers, greeting from 'Bits of Ivory' ticket collection.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that the weather isn't to bad?
We went to see 'We Will Rock You' last night which was fabulous.

Sunday 11 September 2011

Charming Snowbuddies

Here is one of the new Christmas releases by Karen Middleton which you can download at Cuddly Buddly for £1.99, these snowbuddies are so sweet don't you think? This one is Charming Snowbuddies
I have coloured the image with Prisma Pencils, so glamour dust added for the sparkle. The papers are Frosted Lace from Cuddly Buddly, one of my favourite sets of papers.

We have had some good news about Brad this week :) The results came back clear which is brilliant but I'm so angry with the consultant for putting us through all that stress and worry he should never of told us he thought it was cancer, he should of said lets wait for the biopsy results. The results we had to chase ourselves as the consultant never got back to us, so four weeks later we contacted our own vet who found out for us.
It really was a huge relief ,thank you to those of you who have been asking about Brad.

Friday 2 September 2011

Ready-Teddy-Go ~ Autumn Colours

Whoops I am a little late with my DT card for Ready-Teddy-Go sorry ...
I think I will meet myself coming backwards one day lol...
The theme this week is 'Autumn Colours', I think Autumn may be early this year the leaves are already beginning to fall from the trees.

This month we are sponsored by MeiFlower who have donated a wonderful prize

I have used a cute little Teddy from LOTV for my card coloured with Copics and prisma pencils.

Image ~ LOTV Bear
Paper~ From stash

Sunday 21 August 2011

Any One For Soup

I am sorry for my lack of blogging lately but just not been in the mood. We are still waiting for results on the biopsy they took from Brad, he is OK in himself though doesn't appear to be in any pain in fact he looks just the same but we know its there still :(  We had the first bill which was £1800!! Thank goodness we have pet insurance.

This is a card I should of had done last Thursday for the launch over at Cuddly Buddly. Its from the Alonzo collection by Bits of Ivory, this one is called 'Soup For You' I have paper pierced his trousers with digi papers from the Portfolio collection this papers are great for men's card.

Sunday 14 August 2011

Enchanted Wishes ~ Little Souls

Here is another one of the cards I made with the delightful 'Enchanted Wishes'  digi stamps by Karen Middleton. This is 'Little Souls' isn't she sweet and so pretty in pink, coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils, some glamour dust added to the wings for that little bit of sparkle.

Image ~  Little Souls
Greeting ~ Enchanted Wishes Sentiments
Papers ~ Enchanted Wishes
Medium ~ Copics and Prisma Pencils.
Tools ~  Ek Punch, Marianne branch die
Embellishments ~ Flowers, Pink Bow , medal charm

Thursday 11 August 2011

Fabulously Crafty Friends Candy

'Fabulously Crafty Friend's is a brand new blog where all the Cuddly Buddly design team come together to shares all their crafty loveliness. Kim had kindly added some candy a £20 gift certificate for the Cuddly Buddly shop that you can win by becoming a follower and displaying the Toby Tumble badge on your site bar

Pop over and take a look there are some lovely free blog backgrounds too.

Enchanted Wishes

Morning today is the day 'Enchanted Wishes' by Karen Middleton is released. You can get these beautiful fairy images in digi from Cuddly Buddly. There are a total of  8 new images, a set of lovely greeting stamps and papers all . I have used 'Little Friends' coloured with Copics and prisma pencils, papers are 'Enhanted Wishes' Papers, they are such pretty pastel shades. Don't forget to check the cards made by all the design team there are some stunning cards.

We have had bad new about one of our dogs Brad he has been diagnosed with a mast cell tumor up his nose, we are awaiting biopsy results but because of where it is there is no chance of surgery :( The thing is he is so fit and well, just this awful sneezing every now and again. I have broke my heart crying as fear the worst.
If I am not blogging or posting to much you now know why ......

Sunday 7 August 2011

Anniversary Card

This was a commissioned card I was asked to make for a Wedding Anniversary.
I find it so difficult making a card for commissions as always worry about if they will like it or not, especially when you don't know who you are making it for! I still don't know if they liked it, hopefully they did.

I have used a large 8x8 card with SU! papers and card. The main image is a 3D sheet from Crafts Creations, I do love their step by step sheets so easy to use and such good value.

I hope you have all had a nice weekend? I have been to visit my Son and his girlfriend this weekend, Beata is Polish and her parent are over for a visit so we went to meet them, it was difficult to communicate as they speak no English, we still had a good evening Beata had to do the translating lol..

Thursday 4 August 2011

Flower Bud Fairy

This is one of the new Karen Middleton Digi stamps from Cuddly Buddly, she is called 'Flower Bud Fairy' I just think she is so sweet and a dream to colour in, although this is a little bold and bright for me a pastel girl!

There are lots of great images been added to the Cuddly Buddly shop in the last week, Karen has a real mix of cute and trendy images and then there is the very sweet Toby Tumbles Christmas images by Czes.

The papers and tickets sentiments will be available for Cuddly Buddly real soon when the new and exciting 'Enchanted Wishes' digi's are released on August 11th not long now.