Sunday 30 January 2011

Be My Valentine ??

Good afternoon

I don't really do Valetine's but I saw the stella image at Bugaboo Stamps - stupid cupid - which really made me laugh.  So I just had to use her! I am sorry if I am upsetting all the old romantics out there but this is my kind of valetine!!  Cracks me up every time!
 I used paper from Making Memories called Love Struck and some red bazzill.  I did some faux stitching on the inside and outside. I'm going to put some GA on the hearts as well (forgot before I took the photo).  I know my colouring isnt the best but I hope its ok!

I am entering into the following challenages:
Wow thats a lot this week!

Enjoy your afternoon.

Pami x
Saturday 29 January 2011

Lovin' Ink Ultimate Candy

Good evening all,

Have you had a good Saturday?  Mine has been pretty relaxed!  Not a card this evening, but wanted to mention the ultimate candy that is being offered over at Lovin' Ink. 

They have some gorgeous candy on offer which you can see on my sidebar.  But they are also giving away two free places on their CRAFT RETREAT on 25th - 27th March 2011 at Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, which looks beautiful!  Isnt that incredible!

Go and check it out by clicking on the badge above!  Wouldnt it be great to win!

Speak soon
Pami x


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and have lots of nice plans for the weekend.  I have a card to show you tonight that is a little different.  I wanted to try some distressing although it doesnt really look like it from the photo!  The light was awful when I took the photo so the colour is much better in real life!

I used some kraft cs and some V&A paper for both the main card and the panel.  I stamped the background verse and the flower with some chalk ink pads.  I scrunched the flower up a bit and held it all together with a brad and then added the ribbon which is a nice soft lilac but you can't tell from the photo. I distressed all the edges and roughed it up a bit. 

I'm not sure about it, it doesnt look like it did in my head!  Still it was nice to do something a little different. I hope you like it!

I used these colours for the CR84FN challenge 12 which I thought were lovely.

I'm off to bed now, have a lovely weekend.

Pami x
Thursday 27 January 2011

MAWTT - Springtime

Good Morning All

Thursday already!  Can you believe its February next week!! Its Thursday today so of course that means another challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  This week its Heidi's challenge and the theme is


We would like to see any project which has a feel of Spring. I can't wait for Spring to arrive!  We are being sponsored this week by Stamp Fairy:
and they are offering the prize of THREE Digi Images.  This will be Heidi's last week as part of the DT team, we are sad to see her go but she will be coming back as GD every now and then!!

So.... on to my card.

I used a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps (yes another one!). I kept it nice and simple with some embossed white bazzill layered onto some Bo Bunny Dot paper and added some more of the SU olive ribbon.  I hope you like it, please go along and check out the other DT's fabulous projects. 

I am entering into the following challenges:
Enjoy your day.
Pami x
Wednesday 26 January 2011

Cards from Mum!!

Good Morning Everyone!!

I'm not posting my own card today but I am sharing a couple of cards that my mum made!  She popped over to me the other day and we had a whole day crafting together!  It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad she came over!  Here are her cards:
She had me chained to the Cuttlebug for most of the day but she loved the nesties and the die-namics dies to make the flowers.  She used Day Off Ruby from the lovely Kerry.  She used some V&A paper which looks gorgeous, it has a real linen feel about it.  In the second card she used a freebie stamp which looks great coloured in. 

I am going to enter them into the following challenges for her:

Hope you like them.  I can't wait for our next craft day mum! 

Pami x
Tuesday 25 January 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Plum with stitching

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all ok, I can't believe its Tuesday again, but its good news because it means another TLT over at the LCI Challenge Blog.  Today it is the turn of the lovely Amber our Guest Designer who has challenged us to make a card where the main colour is Plum with stitching - faux or real.  Here is my card:

I apologise for the photo, the card isn't quite so maroon as it looks here.  Anyway, I bought Day Off Ruby before Christmas but hadn't inked her up so I thought I'd use her for this project.  I used Kraft CS and Bo Bunny paper. 

Now all those who use a sewing machine look away now because the next bit will just make you laugh!  I wanted to challenge myself this week and do real stitching and not faux.  I don't have a sewing machine (and really wouldn't know what to do with one if did!) So I got out my cross stitch threads and needle out, measured the spaces with my ruler and hand stitched the two panels.  It took a bit longer than usual but I think it looks ok, it gives it a kind of shabby chic effect. 

Please go and take a look at all the other wonderful projects by the Design Team, they are megamazing, and join in the fun challenge this week. 

Before I go, I wanted to thank Brenda at Bumblebees and  Butterflies, my lovely co-DT member at MAWTT who gave me the Love Blog Award which I accept, thank you Brenda. 
Here are the conditions for the 'Love Blog' award.

You have been TAGGED and want to participate?

Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.

You should also blog the person's link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.

You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged. I'd like to give this award to:

Valchen - Valchen's Craftworks
Helen Ann - Cards (and scrapbooking) by Helen
Shirley-Anne - Stamping for Joy

The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.

I am entering into the following challenges:

Enjoy the rest of your day

Pami x

Sunday 23 January 2011

Sunday, Sunday

Good afternoon everyone

I can't believe its Sunday afternoon, why does it go so quickly? :-(  Well my units did not turn up yesterday, I wasn't happy.  My craft room is a bit of a mess at the moment but hopefully the units will come next week so it won't be for long. 

I've done another card today using a Bugaboo image. I've used the colours from The Color Throwndown challenge #125.

I've used the Heels Big Bow image which I love. I used some Kraft CS as a base and used Bo Bunny Flutter Butter Willow paper and some Bazzil Bling from Hayley

I was just a fun card for no particular reason, I just wanted to use the image! I hope you like it.

I will be entering into the following challenges:
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 

Pami x
Saturday 22 January 2011

Birthday Girl

Good afternoon everyone

I hope you are all having a great weekend.  I've had a nice quiet start to Saturday, had a bit of a clear up of my craft room!  Well I started at 10am last night but didnt finish it!  I am waiting from some new units to arrive so getting prepared! 

I've also made a birthday card for a colleague in work. 

I bought Dottie Cupcake from Bugaboo Stamps (love their images).  I coloured her with my promarkers and used a bit of glitter, gems, button and some grosgrain ribbon.  I used Bo Bunny papers - Alissa So Cute, and some Bazzill Bling, which I bought from the lovely Hayley at Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn. I decorated the inside as well and used a sentiment stamp from Ladybug Crafts.

I'm going to get on and try and get another card done today while I wait for my delivery.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Bye for now.
Pami x
Thursday 20 January 2011

MAWTT - Flowers and a Sketch!

Hi All,

I cannot believe its Thursday again already!!  Still I'm not complaining I have a day off tomorrow yippee!!  As its Thursday is another challenge over at MAWTT.  The challenge this week has been set by the fabulous Hazel and we have a sketch for you this week with the additional theme of flowers.
Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store

The prize is a fabulous clock kit which you can alter and make fabulous. I want one myself!!  Go on check it out on the challenge blog.

So here is my card:
I decided to use Flower Gals Pansy from Bugaboo Stamps (they have 60% off over there at the moment!).  The DP is Bo Bunny which I got from the fabulous Hayley over at Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn (she has a sale on so go and check it out).  I made some flowers from the same paper using my new Die-namics die. I like the red, black and white combo. I haven't put a sentiment on yet, I like to wait until I know who I am sending it to!

Don't forget to pop over and see the other fabulous DT projects. I can't wait to see all your projects.

I am entering into the following challenges:

Take Care
Pami x
Tuesday 18 January 2011

TLT - Anything But Square

Good morning everyone

I hope you are all well and have not been hit by this horrible flu/cold bug that everyone seems to be getting at the moment!

I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop last week over at the LCI Challenge Blog.  The winner has been announced today so dash over and have a look!  We have a brand new challenge today and this week we would like to see "Anything but Square".  So dig out all your shaped cards, as long as they are not square!  Here is my card:

I used one of the lovely cupcake cuties and popped her onto a cupcake shaped card.  The template for the card is from Maria Bell at Stamping Inspirations.  It worked so well with this image!  I used Best Creations paper which you can't really see underneath the cupcake and the ribbon but it says "have fun", "little cake" "surprise" so I thought it went well with the image. 

I used a bunch of fluffy stuff and added some glitter to the cupcake.  I used a red dew drop for the cherry.  And some ribbon to finish off. 

I hope you like it.  Please go along and see the other fabulous creations from the DT.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Pami x
Sunday 16 January 2011

Bath Baby!

Good afternoon everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.  I treated myself this morning and went off and had a back and shoulder massage.  Apparently my shoulders and neck are very, very tight and I should go and have a massage every week to get them sorted out!  I had a little booster facial as well when the massage was done.  Lovely. 

I made a card using the new Baby Baby Stamps over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  Don't forget the blog hop over at the LCI challenge blog to celebrate the release of these new stamps.  You still have time to join in and there are some fabulous prizes.  Also Kerry has got the Baby Baby Stamp set available for £6.99 instead of £8.99 until tomorrow so dash over there and buy this set.  You won't be disappointed. Here is my card.

The paper is Sweet Spots from Doodlebug and it is so pretty, the colours are really vivid and all glittered. I thought it would be perfect for bath baby!  I added glitter and pearls to the bath.  The sentiments are also from the stamp set. 

Thats all from me today.  Before I go can I remind you that the lovely Hayley over at Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn has a fantastic sale.  She has 10% off and free p&p over £20.  She has some fantastic stuff over there, have just ordered some papers for myself! 

I am entering into the following challenges:
Speak soon
Pami x
Friday 14 January 2011

Birthday Card for an 80th

Hi All,

Its Friday, thank goodness.  I hope you have all had a good week.  I was asked to make a birthday card for an 80th birthday.  I always panic ever so slightly when I need to do a special card, I always worry if the recipient will like it (I have since been told that she loved it so thats good!) 

I recently bought the English Rose selection of papers from Kaisercraft and I thought this would be great to use with its soft greens and pinks. I used that with some ivory bazzill bling. The stamp is from Clear Art Stamps.  I used my promarkers to colour the image. I do worry about colouring flowers, its a big space and I had to really concentrate on the shading. I added a bit of glitter to distract from the colouring a bit!!  I added a green velvet ribbon which matched perfectly and added the button.  The inside was done as well but I forgot to take a photo! 

I hope you like it.  I will enter into the following challenges:
Speak Soon
Pami x
Thursday 13 January 2011

MAWTT - Dreams

Hi Everyone

Welcome to Thursday and another challenge over at MAWTT.  Its the wonderful Brenda's challenge today and the theme is


Today is "Make Your Dream Come True" day.  Isn't that lovely?  So we would like to see your card, layout, altered item or any project that reflects the title, interpret it in any way you choose.

Our sponsor today is Crafters Companion
And they are offering a £10 voucher to spend instore.

How fabulous is that, so get cracking!  

For my card I've used the little guy from LOTV.  I wonder what he is dreaming and what he is wishing for. 

I had a nightmare with this card, I must have stamped the image about 6 times.  Anyway I used the fabulous Bo Bunny spotty paper and some bazzill bling.  I also used some twine ribbon which is from my Anna Griffin pack I bought the other week. 

Please go along and take a look at the other fabulous projects from the DT team.  Lets hope all our dreams come true, if not today, but sometime soon.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Pami x
Tuesday 11 January 2011

TLT and Blog Hop!!!

Good morning everyone!

Well its an exciting day today! Its Tuesday so its TLT over on the Ladybug Challenge Blog. BUT its not any old TLT, oh no! First of all we have the brand new release of Kerry's FANTABULOUS new stamps, they are so cute you will love them. Secondly we are having a blog hop to celebrate! So you have two chances to win this week! This is my first blog hop so extra special for me!

You should have arrived here from Mary's blog. If you haven't then you need to go back to the Ladybug Challenge Blog to start from the beginning. After me you need to go over to Tam's Blog.

We were all given the new images to play with and they really were such fun to use. None of the DT have seen each other's projects so we are all dead excited!  My project is below.

I decided to alter a box which I painted up white and covered with some lovely gingham paper.  I used the sleeping baby and the sentiments that also come with the set.  Added some ribbon, buttons and glitter and bobs your uncle!  Isn't it cute!  I was having some much fun playing with the images that I decided to do a baby girl box too!
I really loved doing these and using the images and I hope you have as much fun with them as well. You can get them from here and for one week only they are reduced from £8.99 to £6.99! So onto the rules of the Hop - which are:

a) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.

b) Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling us which is your favourite image from the new release.

c) Display the blog hop banner which is at the top of this post on your blog either in a post or on your side bar.

The Prize is a full set of the new BABY BABY stamps along with some GOODIES from Hayley at FUNKY FARM SCRAPBOOK BARN (who also has a fabulous 10% discount for all Ladybug friends using the code TLTLADYBUGS)

The hop will close 9am GMT on Monday 17th January. The winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday 18th January.

The second way you can win a prize of the full set of BABY BABY stamps is by entering the challenge this week and Kerry has chosen the theme BABY.  You DON'T have to use an Ladybug Crafts Ink image to enter this week - any image will do.

So don't forget, you have 2 chances to win... you can JUST enter the hop, or JUST enter the challenge or if you are game - enter them Both!

I hope you have fun and enjoy all the projects! I'm off now to check them out!!  Don't forget your next stop is Tams' blog

I am entering into the following challenges:
Pami x
Sunday 9 January 2011

CR8FN10 Colour Challenge

Hi All

I've had a very lazy Sunday, it has been lovely! Burning lots of Yankee Candles and doing a bit of crafting!  I made another thank you card today for a friend of mine who wants it to give to her sister. I am using the colours from the CR8FN10 challenge below:

Aren't they lovely colours.  This is my card:

I made some thank you cards before Christmas and I used the same image and colour palette as my friend liked her one so much she wanted the same for her sister!  I added a yellow grosgrain ribbon which is part of my Anna Griffin ribbon kit.  I used Kraft CS, lots of glitter and a couple of buttons. 

Don't forget over at the LCI challenge blog on Tuesday we have our blog hop to celebrate the release of some wonderful new stamps.  Grab the banner below and come and join the fun on Tuesday. 

LCI Blog Hop - 11 January

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Pami x
Saturday 8 January 2011

Craft Your Days Away - Guest Designer

Good morning everyone

Its the weekend YAY! I don't know about you but considering last week was only 4 work days, it felt MUCH longer!

I was very excited before Christmas to find out that I had won a Guest Designer slot over at Craft Your Days Away, yippee! The challenge today is:

"Anything Goes"

Nice and easy! The sponsor for this challenge is:

"Simon Says Stamp"

and their prize for the winner is a $10 voucher to spend in their store. How fabulous is that! This is my project:


 The stamp, sentiment and epoxy dots are all from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I thought I would use Shopping Nikki on a Kaisercraft shopping bag.  I put it together and painted with silver Eco-green paint. I then covered with Best Creations paper.  Added glitter here and there and and a ribbon on the handle.  I made a flower to put on the back of the bag.  I hope you like it.  Please go along and see the other DT projects which are all fabulous.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Have a great day.
Pami x

Thursday 6 January 2011

MAWTT - Ring out the Old, Ring in the New!

Hi Everyone!!

How are you all today?  Its Thursday again and another new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  This week it is the fabulous Lisa's challenge which is:

"Ring out the Old, Ring in the New"

So a chance for you to use your old stash along with any new stash.  This week we are sponsored by

Kerry will be giving away one Ladybug Stamp of your choice for the winner. For my card today I have used "On Your Bike Robyn". 

This is a new stamp for me along with the ribbon which was a gift from a fabulous blog friend!!  The DP (Kaisercraft) and Bazzill is from my stash. The epoxy dots in the corners are also from Ladybug Crafts Ink. 

I hope you like my card.  Please go and check out the other DT projects (they are all fabulous).  I look forward to seeing all your entries!

I am entering into the following challenges:

Before I go just to let you know I am Guest Designer over at Craft Your Days Away and the new challenge starts on Saturday so please be sure to pop back to see my new project then!  

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Pami x