29 July 2010


Oh this week has gone soooooooo quick I can't believe its Friday again tomorrow & another eviction in the BB house (lol yes I am sad I love it!!)
I just hope John James doesn't get evicted cus him & Josie are made for each other....
The main reason for my lack of posts this week is, I had a fall at the beginning of the week which really hurt my wrist, so had afew days of doing no crafting arggghhh!!! it was horrible lol
Feeling better now tho & managed to make my DT card for
Moving Along With The Times challenge this week. Which this week is a fab sketch from Lisa & a photo of her gorgeous clematis to give you inspiration....

This week we have a fabulous sponsor
The Artistic Stamper who is offering the winner £15 worth of stamps
The Artistic Stamper Store haas all sorts of things for the avid crafter. From Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps, Stampers Anonymous Stitchels and Karantha . Prima Flowers to Altered Art to Tim Holtz.

Stuff I Used
Kanban pyramage sheet (sorry can't remember which)
Edges of lilac paper distressed with Tim Holtz Stormy sky

Thanks for looking and your comments are always welcome good or bad
please drop by the main blog and have a look at the other DT cards

26 July 2010

Purty Little Froggie!!!!

Well after all the drama of the bat last night it took me ages to get to sleep, so I am sooooooooo tired today, I really think I need to go back to bed lol

My first DT card this Monday (where's this week gone?) is for Craft Your Passion where this week the challenge is to use 3 different ribbons on your project...
I just love this little froggies face, so cute!

Nige took me to a new craft shop on Saturday & I got a proper Tim Holtz blending tool & some
 more of his distressing inks, they are yummy. I will probably
 use them on everything for a
while then forget all about them for a few months lol!! So I decided
 to make him a card to show him I do love him lots xx
Challenges I Am Entering
Stamp Something- flowers
Alphabet Challenge- M is for men ( I made this for hubby just because!)
Mami Doodles - anything goes

Stuff I Used
6" x 6" card
Froggie image Cocodingo
IQ paper
Frog- lime green, bright green & rose pink
Crown- gold
Hearts- red
Ribbon- sky blue & azure
Leaves- fern, grass, pine & forest green
DP- Dream Street, Pompeii Flora
Distressed with Tim Holtz worn lipstick
Green paper, ribbons & brads my stash
Sentiment stamp Docrafts

My second card for today is for 'The Crazy Challenge' where this week we are
 asking for your Birthday creations. Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studios
the winner this week will get to choose two digis of their choice from some
 seriously sassy & sexy images.

I am really sorry but I can't remember where I got this image from. It was one of the
first digi's I ever brought & thought it needed an airing lol

Challenges I Am Entering
Fairymoon Craft- sketch

Stuff I Used
Image- sorry can't remember
IQ paper
I didn't write down what I used sorry :(
DP Docrafts 'Back To Basics'
Ribbon, gem, green & yellow papers my stash
Flowers cut on my slice 'Basic Elements' card
Leaves cut on my slice 'Think Pink' card

As always with both challenges not back linking to old posts, all entries must be new as of today.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to be stopping by your blogs to leave a lovely comment
on your creations. Oh don't forget to stop by the othe DT and see their gorgeous creations
hugs xx

25 July 2010

Bats!!!!! whats that all about then?

Lol, nearly didn't get this card posted. Have spent the last 10 minutes screaming & being a proper girl. A bat managed to get into our front room & he was massive, I mean massive. Managed to stop Charlie from eating him even if he did growl a lot lol....Nige opened the front door & eventually he went out, still not sure how he got in tho theres only Katies window open upstairs....

On to my make for today I decided to do a Christmas card as there are a few Christmas
challenges around at the moment..

Sorry about the pants quality of foto, but if I don't post it tonight I will miss the deadline for a few
 of the challenges lol
This little boy is just gorgoeus..well I think its a boy, but s'pose it could be either..

Challenges I Am Entering
Christmas Stamping-buttons & bows
Sketch & Stash- sketch
Ooh La La Challenge- Christmas in July
Crafty Creations- happy or sweet
Aud's Sentiments- Christmas sentiment

Stuff I Used
Image new Lili of The Valley from Hazel thanks hun x
Hat, nose & wheels- red & ruby
Skin- ivory & blush
Babygrow- cyan & azure
Spots- yellow
Reindeer-tan & cinnamon
Antlers- cocoa & walnut
Lots & lots of glamour dust
Distressed with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky
Buttons, ribbon & DP my stash
Sentiment Daisy & Dandelion

Thanks for looking please pop back tomorrow to see my DT cards for
night night xx

22 July 2010

My Little Boy Draw Especially For Me!!!

My friend Spyder (Lyn) emailed me a while ago saying I had won her monthly draw for a digi drawn by her especially for me....well it took me about 3 seconds to decide to ask her to draw our Charlie.

This pic is one of my favourite of him, it was whilst we were away last month, he just loved running wild in the sea, but didn't like getting to wet. Once the water touched his chest that was it, he wouldn't go back in...very funny doggie xx
Well an email arrived for me the other day with an absolutely gorgeous drawing of my boy, this is the first day I have had time to colour him up. But it was worth the wait, cus he is gorgeous
I just wanted to say Spyder hunnie he is gorgeous & can't wait to play with the scene you drew for me its just fantastic thank you & I hope you like what I have done with him x
I can't believe how real he looks, hes just sooooooooo cute.

Hes got such a cute little face.

Challenges I Am Entering
Digital Tuesday- Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly- cutie patootie
Shelly's Images- Happy Birthday
Cupcake Craft- cats/dogs
Pollycraft- Happy Birthday

Stuff I Used
Image 'Charlie' from my fab friend Lyn
IQ paper
'Charlie'- almond, putty, caramel, cocoa, henna, walnut,
cool grey 1, blossom & red
Brown paper DCWV
Red checked paper, buttons, ribbon & thread my stash
Sentiment Daisy & Dandelion
Paw stamp can't remember
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'aged mahogany'

Thank you for you wonderful comments in advance I do really appreciate
 you taking the time to comment hugs xx

Vintage? Wot Me?

Well this week has flown by, still no news as to wether Danni has got a place in the local High School, we attended the appeal (tuesday) & they get back to you in 5 days....thats all very good if the schools are open, but they close today, so I just really hope they let her in, because come September she will miss out on school, as will Katie (whos got a placement there) because I can't send one of them to one school & the other to another school.....as I wrote this yesterday we hadn't heard but got a fone call this morning saying Danni has a place & starts after the hols...phew!!! was starting to thinkwe might have to move house again, because the next nearest school is nearly 2 miles away & there are no buses, so it such a weight lifted. Can really enjoy having my girlies at home for the hols now....
Anyways onto todays DT card for Moving Along With The Times, this week we have a sketch by Brenda & a theme of pastel, vintage. Well I really, really struggled with this card, it took me soooooooooooo far out of my comfort zone, it was scary......

Well after much making & taking apart, swearing, stropping, shouting very nearly crying lol! heres my card...

I thought I would adapt the sketch to an easel card as I love making these, &
this card is going to be just perfect for Niges auntie....

Thought I would show you a close up of the easel bit...
And a close up of the bottom panel.

Challenges I Am Entering
Cook It Up With Katie- buttons, blue & bows (on the neck of her dress)
crafty cardmakers- easel card

Stuff I Used
Image Kanban Olivia Sage
DP Kanban Vintage Floral Swirl
Black & blue papers, ribbon, gems & buttons my stash
Gems coloured with true blue Promarkers
Flowers cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements' card
Flourishes cut on my Slice 'Think Pink' card
Sentiment 'Life Is Beautiful' a stall in the NEC can't remember

Our sponsor this week is Lilac lemon designs

"Lilac Lemon Designs is a relatively new company to the market, opening it's checkout in September 2009. Our stamps are unique and hopefully appealing to all ages. Most of our stamps are made from high quality red rubber but we do have a new line of clear stamps which work beautifully with Nestabilities as well as on their own."

The winner will recieve two stamps of their choice as long as they are in stock..

I have tried to remember the last time I made a card without a digi or stamped image & I really can't remember....I think it must be my addictin to my Promarkers or old age either way, I think I'm gonna have to sort out my discs & start using them again before Nige finds them & wonders why there is 6" of dust on top lololololol huge hugs & thanks for stopping by....don't forget to pop by the main blog & see the other girls DT cards xx 

19 July 2010

Where's the weekend gone?

I can't believe how quick this weekend has gone, its simply flown by...
I've got quite a busy week this week, later today we are going to the girls school for a look around before they start in September. Then tomorrow morning we hand the keys back to our old house & thats it no more going back lol.... then later on tomorrow we have to go to the local education authority to make an appeal about Danni getting in the same school as Katie, a load of faffin if you ask me....we have already been told they can't say no because Katie has already been excepted. So thats another of Niges holiday days wasted argghhh!!! Getting worried now because he's not gonna have many left when I have my op in September & I can't do anything for at least 6 weeks....Wednesday will hopefully get chance to do a few crafty things...Thursday Charlie has got his check up at the vets ...& friday I am refusing to get out of bed lololol

Well as its Monday I have got two cards for you today the first is for 'The Crazy Challenge' where this week our theme is 'Boys, Will Be Boys' and our sponsor this week is the 'Digi Doodle Shop'

I am really sorry about the rubbish picture, the weather here is awful, so dull
 & overcast makes me wanna cry lol
This little robot guy, is gorgeous, he is a digi drawn by my friend Spyder (lyn) who has got some awesome digis in her shop
Challenges I Am Entering
Lexi's Creations- faux/real stitching
Donnas Den- its a mans world
Artful Inkables- faux/real stitching
Tuesday Throwdown- faux/real stitching
Dare U2 Digi Stamp- faux/real stitching
Ellephantastic- faux/real stitching

Stuff I Used
Image 'Robbie Robot' from Spyder
IQ paper
'Robbie' cool grey 1,2,3 & 4
All bits black, red, sky blue, yellow, bright orange,
caramel, lush green, purple & cerise
DP, buttons, brads & ribbon my stash
Sentiment 'Pollycraft'
Faux stitching whispers pen

My second card for today is my DT card for Craft Your Passion & this week we have
a colour combo for you orange, yellow & blue....so why not pop over & join in the fun & get
 the chance to win some fab digi stamps.

Lol I've got a confession to make I don't like clowns (I did tell Lauretta x) but I thought I'd
 be a brave girl, put on my big girl pants & use him, & I have come to the conclusion as long as they are
 drawn & not real they are fab lolol

I thought I'd show you a close up of his shiney little (ok big) nose lol

Challenges I Am Entering
Fairy Fun Friday- for the boys!
C.R.A.F.T. challenge- babies/children (yeah I know clowns are scary, Oh well!!)

Stuff I Used
Image Lauretta
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Nose & Lips- red
Hair- mandarin & orange
Bow Tie- lemon & canary
Hat- azure & canary
DP- K & Co
Shoelace, all other papers & card candy my stash
Sentiment cut on my Slice 'Words & Expressions' card
Flower cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements'
Glossy accents for his nose

Thanks for looking, I hope you have a great week..don't forget to pop over to both challenge blogs & check out the other DT cards...hugs xx

18 July 2010

The end is nigh!!!!!

Well it will be soon, only got about 10 boxes left to unpack yippee!!!
As you will see I have been making cards & all my stuff is now sorted out, so I really have no excuses now lol....my mojo seems to be working overtime tho, think its wanting to make up for the week without making anything lol
I will be taking pics of my new little crafty space, when the light is right, because I think right at this moment, its looking like we are gonna get wet again.
Last night my old neighbour Ammara & her boyfriend Pete came around for a takeout, & great fun was had by all...she is one of the things I am gonna miss most about our old house. We didn't spend loads of time together but we did get together maybe once a month for a crafty night...gonna have to try & carry on with them me thinks lol I hope you are all having a fab weekend..

Heres my first DT card for this weeks One Stitch At A Time  challenge blog, & this image is just to cute, it reminds me of our Katie, when she had to dress up as a cute fairy witch lol

Challenges I Am Entering
Aud Sentiments- No Sentiment
Stamp Something- go digital

Stuff I Used
Image Goth Angel by Beary Dust Stamps
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Dress, Wings & Hair Bobbles- amethyst
Lips- lipstick red
DP 'Funky Vintage' Dovecraft
Purple paper, eyelets, brad & fibres my stash
Flower cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements' card
Swirl cut on my Slice 'Think Pink' card

My second card for the One Stitch At A Time DT is a gorgeous one I absolutely
 love this image just gorgeous

Challenges I Am Entering
Critter Sketch Challenge- Thank You
For Fun Challenges- fav colouring medium (promarkers)
Gingersnap Creations- shades of blue
Gingersnap Creations- markers

Stuff I Used
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & blush
Eyelids- pastel blue
Lips- rose pink
Hair- mustard & primrose
Chopsticks- colbalt blue
Dress- powder blue & colbolt blue
Flowers on Dress- cerise & lush green 
DP is from QVC think its Kanban
Blue & green papers, brads & button my stash
Flower cut on my Slice 'Noteworthy' card
Leaves cut on my Slice 'Think Pink' card
Label cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements' card

Our sponsor this week is Craftbrulee with a fantastic prize of $10 to spend in their online store

Thanks for popping in on my little world. I hope you will find the time to have a look at the other DT
cards, because they are gorgeous. Huge hugs xx

16 July 2010

Yipppeee I Am Back lolol

First things first I just wanted to say a big Thank You to all of you who have sent us house cards they are all gorgeous & look fab on our new mantle-piece lol....also I just wanted to say Thanks to Hazel(dido) who has helped me out by posting my DT cards for me on Monday (I can't get my scheduling thingy to work might be me but it din't wanna work lol) so thanks hun xx

Right onto some good news I am loving my new house its fab, & having our bedroom downstairs makes so much difference. I am just not going up there its the girlies floor they need to keep it tidy, if not there will be trouble lol.
All my crafty stuff got unpacked on Sunday but I haven't made a thing, oh tell a lie I have coloured one image in, thats it....not had time to do anything, we went out yesterday & got new curtains for every window Katie has had fuchia (anyone that knows Katie, knows she is pink mad, anything pink Katie has to have lol) Danni has had blackcurrent & they are yummy...we've had chocolate & the lounge is moccha, have decided I want the lounge moccha & burgundy I think! then I've got a good excuse to have a new sofa (cus its blue & just wouldn't go lolol)

Right heres my card for this weeks Moving Along With The Times challenge which started yesterday but didn't get chance to post yesterday...sorry ladies xx
This weeks sketch has been done by our Heidi & her theme is 'animals'

This weeks sponsor is Crafy Sentiments
We were kindly given two images to have a play with. I chose Flopsy In The Rain really cute! The winner of our challenge will win the same image as I have used in my DT card...

I decided to use 'Miss You' sentiment, because I think Flopsy looks like they are thinking about someone, or maybe thats just me lol xx
Stuff I Have Used
Image Crafty Sentiments 'Flopsy In The Rain'
IQ paper
Bunnie- pastel beige & sandstone
Nose & Ears- pale pink
Brolly- denim blue, bright orange, mango, mandarin, orange, lemon & canary
Puddle & Rain- cool aqua
DP- DCWV citrus stack
Ribbon- papermania capsule collection
Flower- woodware punch
Grey paper, sentiment stamp & gems my stash
Label cut on my Slice 'Basic Elements'

thanks for looking, don't forget to pop over to the main blog to see the other DT fab creations
hugs xx

12 July 2010

Wooohooo its Monday!!!!

Ok its Monday that means we are in our new house,(but I've got no internet until Wednesday at the earliest) & unpacking is in full swing, Nige is back at work & the girlies are helping me, because they are getting an extra week off school lol...I just hope everything has gone to plan the way I'm hoping as I'm typing this on Thursday night ..
I managed to make the first of these two cards last week, inbetween packing & making phone calls trying to sort out different things...Oh the things you have to do when you move its a nightmare..NEVER AGAIN lololo I said that 3 years ago when we moved lol

My first DT card this fine(maybe)Monday is for Craft Your Passion, who have a fab sketch for you to follow this week
I had great fun with this sketch & decided to make another Christmas card to go in
 the pile, thats slowly growing.

With this image I cut it up & stuck it down with DST & foam
pads to give it some dimension, I also used glossy accents on the hot choc
to make it look real, but you can't see it on the photo.

Stuff I Have Used
Image is a CocoDingo
IQ paper
Quick Cuts labels 3 (I think lol)
Mug- cool aqua & duck egg
Marshmellows- blossom & pink carnation
Hot Chocolate- cinnamon & cocoa
Spoon- ice grey 1 & 3
Ribbon, DP & snowflakes my stash
Sentiment Kanban (I think)

My second card for today is my DT card for 'The Crazy Challenge' who theme this week is 'All things Square' ....Oh! the trouble I had with this card I thought I had already done it, went to take a photo of it to get my post ready. Lol couldn't find it, looked everywhere, panicked I had packed it. Then realised I still had the image I had printed off tucked in my little DT book...so I spent 20 minutes looking through boxes looking for my papers..*oops* I did manage to find some papers but not the ones I was looking for, but they are ok I think lol

 I thought you might like to see a close up, look at those eyes, they are gorgeous x
Our sponsor this week is Busy Beauties
As I am posting this early, I'm not sure what the prize is so to find out just pop over to 'The Crazy'
The DT were given some images to play with.

Stuff I Used
Image 'Sailor Gal' from Busy Beauties Boutique
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Hair- yellow, mustard & canary
Dress, bow & shoes- sky blue, cyan & aegean
Anchor- Ice grey 3
Red & blue papers & string my stash
DP Kanban
Buttons cut out on my slice 'Basic Elements' card

Thanks for stopping by to look in on me, sorry I'm not here but hopefully
I will be back real soon
hugs xx

8 July 2010

Oh I Loves This Card

Well our packing is slowly but surely getting there, pretty much finished the kitchen, just stuff we still need. Oh & all my craft stuff is half done lol, I've still got one DT card to make so will finish packing it up after I've done that tomorrow...Well we pick the keys up tomorrow night at 4, we are gonna go around & give it a good clean & hoover through (might even get Nige to use our Vax & wash the carpets) also let Charlie have a good sniff around. Then home to finish packing, bed early, up early gotta pick the van up at 8.30 got my mate coming round at 8.30 to help & Niges cousin Fletch is also popping round just to help with the heavy stuff...washing machine, dish washer, fridge freezer that sorta thing....Oh the joys lol
Also I managed to measure the hound lol...his leg is much better healing up nicely, still growls when I clean it with salt water, but then he realises growling's not nice & starts crying...such a mardy dog very funny...so with out further ado the winner of the MAWTT blog hop goodies from my blog is
  Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts with her guess of 52inches.....
and Charlie is 54 inches long...please email me hun.. shell-swinscoe@virginmedia.com
I will post them out to you as soon as I can, but please bare with me because of the move xx
Anyways I made this card last week thinking I wouldn't have time to do it this week, so this week I've done my DT card for next week lol....well at least that way I haven't gotta get all stressed about unpacking my stuff.

This week over at Moving Along With The Times we have a great little sketch for you from our Hazel.
This week there is an 'anything goes' theme and our sponsor this week is

And at the moment Stitchy has a sale going on where
you get 30% off, so get on over there & have a looksie.

The winner this week will recieve the image & papers that the MAWTT DT have used, which are, Butterfly Love image from Stitchy & Vintage Paper from Crafty Chaos

Look at those eyes, gorgeous!!
Challenges I Am Entering
I Love Promarkers- distressing
Flutterby Wednesday- anything goes
Your Next Stamp- flower power
Crafty Creations- make buttons (my flower button is made from paper)
Craft Cardmakers- distressing
Magical Crafts- flower power
One Stop Craft- Distressing
Crafty Catz- distressing
Prairie Fairy- anything goes
If The Shoe Fits- spread your wings

Stuff I Used
Image from Stitchy Bear
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Eyebrows- sandstone
Lips- pastel pink
Hair- sandstone, mustard & primrose
Flowers- amber, pumpkin & yellow
Leaves- pear green & olive green
Skirt- soft peach & peach
Bodice- peach & mango
Wings- tea green & denim blue
Dangly bits- tea green
All papers Crafty Chaos 'vintage memories'
Distressed with Tim Holtz 'aged mahogany'
Flower button cut out of the same DP with my slice
'Basic Elements' card
String my stash
Corner punch 'Woodware'

Thanks for looking hope your all having a fab week xx
Not sure when I will be back as we have no internet from Saturday until Wednesday, so I will catch ya all laters xx

5 July 2010

Arggghhhh only 4 days to go lololol!!!

Spent most of the weekend packing but managed to sneek off & leave them three to it & make my DT cards for today lol Not got much left to do now the kitchen &  my craft stuff (oops) lol but thats not going anywhere until at least Thursday.
Update on our Charlie, he's not to bad now thankfully, still not putting much weight on his leg, but he is putting it on the floor.....if he was a labrador he'd be fine, its just Greyhounds are soooooooooooooo mardy lol x

My first DT card this week is for 'The Crazy Challenge' WOW I can't believe how many entries we had last week, I thought you would all be to busy in your gardens, so thank you very much for taking the time to join us....hopefully you will be back again this week.

Our sponsor this week is Hobbissimo

The theme this week is 'Up In The Air' my origanal card was of a Spitfire aeroplane but I didn't like it lol, so decided to do another one & this is what I came up with...I hope you like it!
This is Cuthbert Bear & he is just gorgeous

I think he has got a gorgeously cute face

Challenges I Am Entering

Stuff I Used
Image Pollycraft freebie
IQ paper
Cuthbert- putty & tan
Balloons- marine & petrol blue, lipstick red & crimson, baby pink & dusky rose,
 lilac & amethyst, agean & french navy, pear green & olive green
T-shirt- oatmeal, apricot & burnt orange
Shadow- warm grey 1
DP I think they are papermania
Green paper, ribbon, buttons & string my stash
Sentiment stamp Pollycraft

My next card is my DT card for Craft Your Passion
The theme this week is faux/real stitching which I just love doing. I go through stages of putting faux stitching on every card I make then you won't see it for months until something reminds me of it & hay presto its back on every card again lol...but I do think it looks really pretty.

I had great fun making this card, I found out last week my friend is pregnant again, it'll be their 4th & I hope this time its a boy, because I'm sure they will carry on having babies until they get a boy lol...
I just think this sentiment goes so well with an expecting card

Challenges I Am Entering
Shelly's Images- celebration
Papertake weekly- stitching
My Time To Craft- zig zag (stitching)
Sentimental Sundays- celebration

Stuff I Used
Image Lauretta
IQ paper
Skin- ivory & dusky pink
Hair- raw sienna, mustard & primrose
Top- pink carnation & fuchsia pink
Trousers- tea green, denim blue, red & green
Bag- lilac & amethyst
Shoes & bracelet - amethyst
Around- warm grey 1
DP- DCWV Mini Stack
Sentiment computer generated
Flower- Fred She Said
Ribbon, buttons, string & other papers my stash
Faux stitching black Whispers brush

Thanks for stopping by hope you have a great Monday hugs xx