Monday 30 January 2012

Some more news...

Afternoon everyone, I have some more good news to share with you, I have been asked to join the lovely DT over at Lovely hAnglar only. They have been on a little break but will be starting up very soon with a new dt. We are still looking for a few more new teamies so we are holding a DT call for the next 10 days HERE.


Sunday 29 January 2012

Aphrodite Willow...

Afternoon everyone, I do hope its warmer where you are, Brrrrr its very chilly here in Scotland but one good thing, we dont have any snow! (yet!!)
I have to things to share with you today, first is some fab news, A week or two ago I submitted a card into the dt call at The Paper Shelter challenge, And I am so, so pleased to let you all know I have been asked to join their team. I will be sharing my first official challenge card with you on the 15th February. I am joining the team with another 7 lucky girls, so wanted to say a big congrats to all that have been picked.

Okay, well its sunday so its time for a new challenge over at Paper Sundaes, our sponsor this week is the fabulous Tickled Pink Stamps and the prize is 2 tickled pink digital image sof your choice, how fab is that. We would like to see your Valentine/love themed cards.
Each of the DT were given a digi image of our choice from Tickled pink to use for our cards, I chose aphrodite willow, as I thought her dress would be fab to colour and I wasnt wrong.
The papers are pion designs, gosh how hard was it to cut into these!!!

Card Recipe
Image - aphrodite Willow Tickled pink
papers - pion designs
dies - memory box heart, tim holtz butterflies, magnolia swirl
flowers - woc and local craft shop
charm - ebay

Thursday 26 January 2012

Wild tilda, grrrrrr!!

Morning everyone, I really think I must have gone a bit mad,  3 posts in as many days!!! Must be something in the water, (and no its not wine!!!!). I think as I had to abandon all things crafty last week with my sore back, and I had quite a few new tildas just waiting to get used, I have been itching to get going, I dont know about you but sometimes my mind is just working overtime with ideas, all fighting to get out, could just be me! I am a bit loopy, or so I get told!
Antway, enough waffle, I have used Wild tilda from the latest magnolia collection, isnt she just adorable in her little tigger outfit? love, love love her! I decided at 10-30pm last night to make an oval card for the latest TOMIC challenge, now please bare in mind I do not have any large dies or a electronic cutter, so I had to search the house, (10-30pm at night!!!!) for an oval shape just the right size to make a card base. Couldnt find anything the right size, then suddenly remembered I had bought Card templates many moons ago, so conmences another 15min hunt in my now very tidy and organized cupboard ( so tidy I cant find anythin, I dont do tidy!!!). So anyway getting sidetracked again, as you can see I found them and made this card......

Card Recipe
image - wild tilda
papers - magnolia
medium - copics and prismas
heart tag - cut free hand
bookplate - tim holtz
charm, feathers, ribbon and seam binding all ebay

Entering into the following
TOMIC - oval card with dry/heat embossing (dry embossed tag)
Deep ocean - sparkle (tons of glitter on everything)
Magnolicious highlites - sweet crazy love blog hop
creatalicious - love, must use ribbon, punched border, flowers and bling
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Joanna sheens challenge - celebrations

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Wryn and frog prince..

Hi lovely bloggers, gosh 2 posts in 2 days, it wont last lol!!!
tonight I have a card to share with a little cutie who I have fallen in love with, Wryn and friends by tiddly inks, isnt she just too stinkin cute!!!
I had been trying to resist buying these but I caved in and bought the set of 5 but now I want the latest one with little Wryn dressed as a bunny!
She has been coloured with a mix of copics and flexmarkers. As much as I adore using copics I still havent found an aqua combo that suits me so I just head back to my trusty flexmarkers and promarkers for that. So if anyone has any suggestions for copics please let me know.
The DPs are mostly bo bunny, but the doily die is mme I think. The gorgeous heart came from Sara, thank you xx, the white star wand is one of those fragrance reed thingys, so it smells divine! it was in a christmas frangrance reed set that I bought from next at christmas.

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Red, white and blue tilda,

Hi everyone, Im finally feeling a bit better, thank you all so much for all your get well wishes and cyber 'hugs'. My back is still sore but at least I am able to walk about and am hoping to get out of the house in the next couple of days, (slight cabin fever!! lol). I just had to give in and rest all weekend leaving hubby and Meghan to look after the house and the two terrors that are Maya and Alex!!
Before i forget, the lucky winner, chosen at random from all the lovely comments left on my blog for Paper Sundaes birthday blog hop is.......

No 25
Please contact me by Sunday the 29th January to claim your mystery prize!!
contact me at

Right, well I have a card to share, yaaaay!!
I made this for the MDUC challenge which is to use the colours of your national flag.
I have used tilda with heart balloons, I have used copics to colour and the papers are maja.

(and no Sara, I havent bought any new magnolia dies!! they were freebies!!! lol)

Entering into the following
MDUC - national flag colours (UK, red, white and blue)
deep ocean - sparkle
oldie but a goodie - have a heart, (butterfly stamp is old)

Saturday 21 January 2012

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Friday 20 January 2012

Paper shelter DT call

Morning everyone, this is going to short and sweet as I cant sit for long at my computer due the pain of my sore back. Thank you all for your lovely comments and get well wishes, they are all very much appreciated, xx
I am so glad I got this card made the other night as I havent been able to make cards as I just cannot sit at my desk, I made this for the DT call over at The Paper Shelter. I love their images and will be buying lots more as this little lady was a dream to colour. I seem to have a thing about colouring hair, so it made sense to use Rapunzel.

Entering the Design team call at The Paper Shelter.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

A sparkly mermaid...

Hi everyone, well I have had one hell of a day, I was putting Maya into her buggy yesterday after collecting Alex from nursery and I felt something 'ping' in my lower back. Well do you think I could move this morning? eh noooo, I can sit for periods of time, but I cant stand for long and I have pain travelling down both my legs. I have problems with all my joints due to having hypermobility syndrome, which was diagnosed when I was 19, 18 montths into my nursing course!, had to give that up and Ive never really had any major problems, except when pregnant and last year when I dislocated my knee. So I am feeling pretty fed up and hope it wont last too long.
So anyhow the reason for this post is to apply for a guest DT posistion over at Saturated Canary Challenge. I mean its no secret how much I love Krista's work, I have been colouring in images for the past week and finally decided to use the mermaid one to make a card.
I would love to get on this gals design team even if it is just for 3 months, it would be a dream come true.
So heres my card, Im heading off to bed with some painkillers and to ask darling hubby to rub some ibuprofen gel onto my back.

Oh nearly forgot, Meghan got a Nikon D300 DSLR camera for her christmas, she is mad on photography and art in general so we are more than happy to encourage her. Well anyway, I was taking pics of my card and while going through them on the computor I came across an illustration she had drawn and coloured (with MY pens!!! lol) so I thought I would sneakily share it. Its at the end of my pics of card.

Entering into the following

Saturated canary - Guest DT  Call
Little darlings - fav color
Whimsical Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
I love promarkers - anything goes

Heres Meghans illustration, shhhhh dont tell her!

Valentines at Crafty Creations

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Good morning, hope its not to chilly where you are, its been so, sos cold here the last few days, brrrrr! dont like the cold, makes my bones ache!!
Its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Creations, we are sponsored by the very lovely Whiff of Joy, and our challenge is 'Valentines'.
I have used the ever sooo cute little Henry Mouse, Huge Love, I decided to make a heart shaped easel card, so I set about making myself a template and cutting all the bits out, and I have to say I am very happy how it turned out.

Hope you can join us

entering into the following challenges
little darlings - fav color
Whiff of joy - love is in the air
I love promarkers - anything goes
truly scrumptious - something forgotten (stamp)

Sunday 15 January 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Paper Sundaes blog hop....

Hi everyone, its a special day for us today at Paper sundaes,

 Its our 2nd Birthday!! yaaaaayyy!!!

We are celebrating by doing a birthday blog hop.
 You will need to start at the Paper sundaes challenge blog. If you have arrived here from Karinas blog you are on the right road, If not you need to go back and start at the beginning.
There are lots of prizes up for grabs as well as a few extra along the way.

You need to comment on each blog and collect a word from each one and put them together to make a 9 word sentence, which you then leave along with a comment back at the challenge blog.
Some of the blogs are offering mystery prizes along the way, and I have a mystery package to give away to a random commenter.

Our challenge this week is to choose a favourite past challenge for your  card,
I chose the fav colour combo from october last year. Last time i made a card with pink and pale blue/aqua. This time round My fav colour combo is Pink and Kraft. I have used my new Tilda with daisy stamp, new tim holtz on the edge die and new memory box die (spring border)

Ok, my word for you is blog.

Remember to leave me a comment to be in with  chance to win my mystery prize

The next stop on the hop is Lisa.

Thank you for visiting, hope you have fun on the blog hop! 

Entering into the following challenges

papertake weekly - die cut special
My mums craft shop - here come the girls
make it colourful - create blades of grass

Thursday 12 January 2012

My Precious son...

Two years ago today a part of my heart was broken as my much loved son Charlie passed away.
I am scheduling this post as I know I would be unable to write this through a blur of tears. I want to share a few photos of my 'cheeky Charlie buckets' and also a poem that was given to us in the days following his death, that means so much to as the words are just a perfect way to describe how Charlie felt. Please be warned if you are a an emotional wreck like me who can howl her way through films then you may need a tissue.
This is my way paying tribute to a very special boy who was sent here for a reason and was loved by many people.

Dont be Sad without me

I know your heart feels empty,
the pain seem hard to bear,
I know how much you miss me,
And I wish I was still there.

But dont be sad without me,
I dont want you to cry,
I never really left you,
And we never said goodbye.

My body wouldnt let me,
do the things that children do,
I didnt get to live the life,
that you wanted me to.

I am free from pain now,
And although I couldnt stay,
know that I am happy,
and run around and play

Cherish all the memories,
but dont let time stand still.
I'll always be beside you,
And know I always will

You know the day will come,
and you will see me again,
for now I'll live within your heart
and its there I will remain

So dont be sad without me,
for Im with you every day
And although you cannot see me,
I'm never far away

We  miss you so much Charlie buckets