Thursday 30 May 2013

New Challenge at the Sugar Bowl


Hi Again!

I am back now to share my card for the new monthly challenge at the Sugar Bowl.  The challenge is "Anything Goes" but PLEASE REMEMBER you MUST USE A SUGAR NELLIE image to be included!  Our Sugar Mama Gayle is very strict and she will be keeping a very close eye out!  

Please also welcome our fabulous new Design Team members - Christine, Julia and Lis!!  

So here is my card:

 I have used the gorgeous Carnival Balloon which you can get from Funky Kits.  I have coloured her with Copics and teamed her with Maja Designs paper pad - Vintage Spring Basics.  I have added my La La Land Heart Banner Die and Stitched Tab Die and finished with glamour dust and pearls (as usual!)  I really enjoyed colouring her up so I hope you like it!

Please pop on over to the main challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration, you won't be disappointed!!  

Well that's it from me today.  I have a couple of posts scheduled for while I am away including the launch of the brand new HOBBY HOUSE CHALLENGE BLOG!!  

Have a great day.
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Simply Sassy - Carnival Balloon from Sugar Nellie;  
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Vintage Spring Basics;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E11, E00, E000; R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes/Balloon - B97, B95, B93, B91, E43, E42, E41, E40, YG63, YG61;
Dies/Punches - La La Land Heart Banner Die; La La Land Stitched Tab;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls

Sketch time at Moving Along With The Times

Morning Everyone!

I hope your week is going well.  Its my last day in the office today before I fly off to Marrakech with the girls!  Its VERY HOT there at the moment so not sure how we will cope!!  

OK, I have two cards for you today.  The first one is for the new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  Our fabulous leader Hazel is the hostess and she has a sketch for us.  Here is my take on it:

Here is the sketch:
I have used all products from the Hobby House for my card today.  I bought the Mo Manning Card and Bag Making Kit the other week when it was on C&C and I have been itching it have a play!  The papers are Strawberry Spot and Strawberry Stripe.  I have added some cherry blossom flowers, and some organza ribbon with a gorgeous rhinestone which is just so sparkly!  I have also used my La La Land Filigree Corner Die and my small butterfly punch from Tonic.  Pearls and Glamour Dust to finish off.  

Please head on over to the main challenge blog for all the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.  This will be our last challenge until after the Summer.  All the lovely ladies need a break to re-charge their batteries and find lost Mojo's!  But we will be back refreshed and raring to go!  

I will see you soon with my card for the new challenge at the Sugar Bowl

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Mo Manning - Cherry Kisses Pre-Coloured Sheet from Hobby House;  Sentiment - Hobby House;
Paper/Card - Strawberry Spot and Strawberry Stripe from Hobby House;  Bazzill CS;
Dies/Punches - Small Butterfly Punch from Tonic;  La La Land Filigree Corner;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Organza Ribbon (HH); Rhinestone Sparkler (HH); Cherry Blossom Flowers (HH)

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Lucky Girl!

Hi All!

I am just popping on quickly to let you all know some more exciting news!  

I am a very lucky girl and have been selected to be part of Paula's Design Team over at Pollycraft!!

I still can't believe it!  I have loved Paula's images forever!!

Thank you Paula for selecting me and I can't wait to get started working with all the very talented members of the Design Team! 

Love and Hugs
Monday 27 May 2013

Some Photos - Gidleigh Park

Hi Everyone

I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday.  This is a quick one from me, I have spent the last 2 hours in front of the PC lining up posts for the next few days!
I wanted to share some photos from my weekend away at Gidleigh Park.  It really is a beautiful, amazing place and we felt very lucky that we were able to go and spend time there.  You are so secluded that the rest of the crap going on in the world just doesn't exist.  

Dartmoor Ponies

Lydford Gorge 

Have a lovely day
Love and Hugs
Friday 24 May 2013

Thomas The Cat

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you are all ok.  
I have had a busy week at work but am pleased to say I am on leave from work today!  Am going away for the weekend to celebrate a big birthday with someone special!  Not my birthday I hasten to add!  We are going to Gidleigh Park which is a gorgeous place in Devon and, anyone who is into their food will know, that the Chef Michael Caines has his two Michelin star restaurant there!  Cannot wait!  It will be very relaxing!

So here is my card for today using one of the many pre-coloured images from LOTV that I have in my drawer!

This is Thomas the Cat from a sheet of pre-coloured images from LOTV.  I thought the image was good for a guy who likes cats!  The paper is from MME Six by Six - Life of the Party - love this pack.  I have used my favourite La La Land Heart Banner Die and 
Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Stax.  I just added some pearls and a little glamour dust.  Quite simple but I like it!  

Hopefully I will get some nice photos and will share them when I get back.  Enjoy your weekend and I will see you soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Thomas the Cat - LOTV;
Paper/Card - MME Six by Six - Life of the Party; Bazzill CS;
Dies/Punches - La La Land Heart Banner Die; Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Stax; Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax;
Other - Pearls; Glamour Dust
Monday 20 May 2013

Fabulous News!!

Morning All!

I hope you had a great weekend!  I had a really good one!  Got some news yesterday which was just too exciting for words and have had a smile on my face ever since!

I am thrilled to say I have been asked to become one of the Design Team at the Hobby House!!!  


Thanks to Kate and Jill for asking me to join!!  Pop on over to the Hobby House blog to meet all the other super talented Design Team!  The challenge blog will be starting very soon so keep your eyes peeled!  

Have a super day!

Love and Hugs
Sunday 19 May 2013

For Fun!

Good Afternoon Everyone.  I hope you are all well.

I managed to find time this afternoon to do some colouring an make a card "just for fun"!  
I was really pleased to discover that Paula has opened up the Pollycraft Store again, I love her images so I am very glad she is back!  She is having a DT Call here and thought I would have a go.

Here is my card:

I am already in love with the new Candyfloss Crew! I have used Pippa which you can get here!  I coloured her with Copics and teamed her with papers from Echo Park - Everyday Eclectic.  The dies are Memory Box Fanciful Hearts, Die-namics Fishtail Flags and Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish, all of which you can get from Dies to Die For.  I added some glamour dust, pearls and flowers from the Hobby House.

 I hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon, the sun has just come out here!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - The Candyfloss Crew - Pippa from Pollycraft;
Paper/Card - Echo Park - Everyday Eclectic;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E11, E00, E000. R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes - R81, R83, R85,  E40, E41, E42, E43, C1;
Dies/Punches - Mini Fanciful Flourish - Cheery Lynn; Precious Hearts - Memory Box;  Fishtail Flags - Die-namics;
Other - Pearls, Flowers; Glamour Dust
Friday 17 May 2013

Love Me Do

Well thank god the weekend is here!  Friday's are my favourite day of the week!  I am just about to pop out for some wine and nice food but thought I would post a card before I go!

As you know I am struggling with time at the moment but made this card up the other week using another of the Hobby House pre-coloured images.  Here is my card:

The images is from a sheet called Love Me Do from Wee Stamps and I have also used Hobby House papers called Spring Hearts and Spring Damask.  I have used the last of my die cut hearts that my lovely blogging friend Lisa sent me, I need some more Lisa!!!  Have added some mulberry flowers, pearl swirls and ribbon, all from the Hobby House.  The tiny tag is from Stamping Up, still one of my favourites!

Right I had better get my lippy on and head out!  

Have a lovely evening whatever you are up to. 

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Love Me Do pre-coloured sheet from Hobby House, Wee Stamps;  Sentiment - Stamping Up;
Paper/Card - Spring Damask and Spring Hearts from Hobby House;  Bazzill CS;
Dies/Punches - Ting Tag Punch from Stamping Up;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Pearl Swirls; Mulberry Flowers; Die Cut Heart

Sunday 12 May 2013

Wee Stamps - Peggy

Good Afternoon Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  We have had a bit of sun but its cold and grey now :-(  

I had some time yesterday to colour up an image and I decided to use of the beautiful images from Sylvia Zet, this sweet image is called Peggy.

You can get her as a digi from Wee Stamps or as a stamp from Hobby House.  I coloured her with copics and prisma pencils.  The paper is from Maja Designs - Vintage Spring Basics and the swirl is from Cheery Lynn - Mini Fanciful Flourish, both of which you can get from Dies to Die For.  I have then just added some flowers, glamour dust and pearls.  I also added some flower gems from the Hobby House to her basket to give the flowers some 3D.  
I apologise for the "yellow" tinge to the photo, I need to get a new lamp for my desk, seeing as we don't seem to be getting much natural sunlight at the moment!  

That's it from me today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, I can't believe its gone so quickly!  

Take care and speak to you soon.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Peggy - Wee stamps - Sylvia Zet;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Vintage Spring Basics;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes - R85, R83, R81;  Shoes - C5, C4, C3; Basket - E57, E53;
Dies/Punches - Mini Fanciful Flourish - Cheery Lynn;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Flowers; Gems from Hobby House;
Monday 6 May 2013

I survived the move!

Good Evening Everyone!

Just thought I would check in quickly to let you know that I survived the move on Friday and I am now pretty much set up in my new "interim" home! It was a very long, exhausting and emotional day on Friday but got everything to my new place ok.  I didn't sleep much that night and was up at 6am on Saturday to start unpacking my bits.  A lot of my stuff is staying in the garage until my final move.  However, I have got a brand new craft room set up which was finished yesterday!  Its lovely, and overlooks the garden and has the afternoon and evening sun!   I want to thank "Guesty" who has done everything he can to make me feel welcome and happy!  

So anyway, I thought I would make a quick card in my new room!  Because I haven't had a lot of time I used a pre-coloured image from the Hobby House.  Here is my card:

All have of this card has been made using the Hobby House Wee Card Making Kit (which was featured on Create & Craft).  The image is Spring Bringer from Sylvia Zet, Wee Stamps.  So pretty and I added lots of glamour dust.  The papers are Spring Hearts and Spring Damask which can be bought separately.  I added some gorgeous pearl swirls and pearl charm which I bought at the Ally Pally show and some mulberry flowers to finish.  As I say, everything apart from the pearl charm is from the kit!  Gorgeous don't you think!  

Right that is all I have time for now but I normal service will be resumed this week, thank goodness!  

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Spring Bringer - Sylvia Zet - Wee Stamps (precoloured image);
Paper/Card - Spring Hearts and Spring Damask from the Hobby House;  Bazzill CS;
Dies/Punches - Nesties Standard Circles Large; Nesties Petite Scalloped Circles Large;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearl Swirls, Pearls, Pearl Charm; Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers
Thursday 2 May 2013

New Challenge at the Sugar Bowl


Hi Again!

Before I get onto my next card I just want to apologise for being such a bad blogger recently.  I have spent most of my time packing, sorting, speaking to solicitors, taking trips to the tip, etc, etc!  Moving day is tomorrow and I am packing up my final bits today, including my craft room!  Once I am settled again I will make time to come round and see you all.  I do appreciate you all visiting me and leaving comments, especially when I don't get a chance to come back and see you all.  

So onto my card for the new Sugar Bowl challenge.  Remember the theme is:

"Anything Goes"

BUT you must remember to use a Sugar Nellie image.  Check out Funky Kits who have all the Sugar Nellie sweetness for you to buy!  Here is my card:

I have used the gorgeous Lolitta which you can get here from Funky Kits.  This is the first time I have coloured her up, I loved doing her hair!  The papers are Vintage Marketplace from Bazzill Basics and I have just added some mulberry flowers and pearls from The Hobby House. The die is from Cheery Lynn - Mini Fanciful Flourish.

You now need to pop on over to the Sugar Bowl challenge blog for more gorgeous inspiration and also to say goodbye to Erika who, very sadly, is stepping down from the Design Team.

OK, that is it from me today.  Am off to finish off my packing.  I will see you on the other side!  Have a great day.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Lolitta - Sugar Nellie;
Paper/Card - Vintage Marketplace - Bazzill Basics;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20;  Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes - R85, R83, R81, C2, C1, C0;
Dies/Punches - Cheery Lynn - Mini Fanciful Flourish;
Other - Mulberry Flowers, Glamour Dust, Pearls

One for the Guys at MAWTT

Good Morning All

Another week has flown by and we have a brand new challenge starting over at Moving Along with The Times.  Today's challenge has been set by our gorgeous Carole and the theme is:

"One For the Guys"

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Jo Channon at Let's Create.

I haven't done a male card for ages, its shocking!  Luckily I had a card that I made last year at a colouring class held at Crafts U Love by Jacqui at Cats Whiskers. So thought it would be perfect to show for this theme.  Here it is:

So Jacqui came up with the design and layout, we just had a good play colouring! It was a lot of fun.  The image is Art Impressions - Peter (Front & Back) and Fence (Front & Back).  It was tricky to stamp the images to sit just in the right position on the fence. I think I did ok with this one!  We did a similar one which I posted a few months ago with cute little girls.  Anyway, I used my copics and prisma pencils to colour, I haven't got a record of the colours I am afraid.  We used black to shade which I am always a little nervous about doing.

So that's my card.  Please pop on across to the MAWTT challenge blog to see what everyone else has been up to!  I hope you can join us this week!

I will be back shortly with my card for the new challenge at the Sugar Bowl.

See you soon
Love and Hugs