Friday, 31 July 2009

Stamp Something-Paper Pieced Somethings...DT Card

Good afternoon everyone! Hope everyone is having a fab Friday! Today is my first week as a Stamp Something member and the challenge this week is a really fun one...Paper Piecing. The sponsor this week is Whiff Of Joy and who wouldn't want to win a lovely stamp from them, so you best get paper piecing! I actually inked up this little lovely after months of neglect from me-naughty Rowena! She is a sweetie isn't she?! For my paper piecing I actually only did 2 small sections which are her head band and scrunchie which have been pieced with the same paper I've used on the back layer of my card.

Stuff: Whiff of Joy image coloured with promarkers, K and Co papers from Classic Collection boxset, core'dinations cardstock, distressing tool (but you can achieve the same effect with scissors), files to distress the papers, sizzix die for tag pocket, raffia from stash, prima flowers, distress inks in tea dye and vintage photo, hatpin from ebay.

You must pop over to the Stamp Something challenge blog and take a look at all the gorgeous dt cards! Thank you for popping by today and for any comments you might leave-they make my day! Huggles xxx

Thursday, 30 July 2009

At last...

I'm back with something to show you, I missed everyone! I've been working on a coupla dt cards which is why I've been away a couple of days....there'll probably be a flurry of posts from me soon hehe. Hows everyone doing? I've had a busy week...out and about, visitors, my niece coming to stay...lots going on...all fun things though!

My Magnolia Summer stamp kit arrived this week! Phew that was abit of a wait! So I had to ink this little cutie up first, I think she's my fave! I've used the sketch at The Pink Elephant, added lace which means it can be entered at Dutch Dare, Scrappy Frogs wanted to see a Magnolia stamp, and Colour Create has the theme of orange, pink and green, and Simon Says wanted to see distressing! I had to combine some challenges to catch up with what I've missed this week! Telling ya though, being on the dt for Pile It On kinda makes me want to combine all the time, it becomes a bit of a habit!

Stuff: Magnolia tilda summer kit coloured with copics, mme bloom and grow papers, bloom and grow decoupage pad, lace and bling from stash, core'dinations card, distress inks in antique linen and vintage photo, hero arts sentiment.

I really want to say thank you so much for all the lovely comments you've left me recently, your support really means a lot, truly....I need to come visit quite a lot of people soon...will catch up soon definetly!

I'll be back tomorrow for sure to show you my first dt card for Stamp Something so pop back see me won't you:) Love and huggles to all:)

Monday, 27 July 2009

A Gorjuss Day and News

Hi everyone, hope you're week's getting off to a good start:) Mine certainly is! I've got another gorjuss creation to show you today which I'm entering for Allsorts which is a fab sketch by Dawny with the additional theme of chocolate and marshmallows-mmmm yum! I'm also going to enter it at Stamp with Fun too as their challenge this week is pearls. A heads up-the new gorjuss girls are now available to buy as single girls-wohooo!

Stuff: Sugarnellie image (gorjuss girl 'party princess') coloured with Promarkers, BasicGrey and papermania papers, core'dinations cardstock, distressing tool, pearls in cappacino, heart cut from cricut (george and basic shapes cartridge), tim holtz ticket, prima and kaiserkraft flowers, rose from stash, hatpin from ebay.

My news is that Denise and Erin have asked me to become a dt member for Stamp Something. I said Yes of course!!! So excited!! Also...yesterday I was featured on Inspirational! I can't believe all the wonderful things happening to me recently-I feel so lucky! Thanks for stopping by! Huggles

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Friday Sketchers

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a fab weekend so far! Been nice weather here, was even quite decent on Friday when I went to the beach-we had just left to come home when it started with rain so we were fine. Leo had a great time!

I ordered a couple of Motivet stamps after seeing some of my blogging buddies beautiful creations-these stamps are really sweet, really good service too-arrived in 5 days! I just had to ink this little Doraline up first! This stamp is actually called 'sorry' but I think she looks quite bashful and shy so thought it would be a cute 'i love you' card:) I've used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and am also going to enter it at Creative Inspirations which would like to see distressing.

Stuff: Motivet stamp 'sorry' coloured with promarkers, k and co papers, nesties and cuttlebug, core'dinations card, tim holtz distressing tool, file to sand and scuff, distress inks in antique linen and vintage photo, crochet lace from market, hatpin from ebay.

Don't forget to enter my blog candy giveaway to win 5 sugarnellie stamps of your choice! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave-they make my day!

Huggles, Rowena

Friday, 24 July 2009

A Gorjuss Simon Says Sketch

Good morning everyone! Firstly, thank you sooo much for the lovely words you've left me about my new design team position for Sugarnellie! I'm still on cloud 9!

Today I've got a Simonsays sketch entry for ya, with one of my fave gorjuss girlies-it's such a versatile image. I also saw recently on Suzanne's website (the super talented lady who designs all things gorjuss!) that a few really hardcore gorjuss fans had got this image tattooed on them, and lovely it looked too! Anyways...I've done a fair bit of distressing on this card with my distressing tool, but scissors can achieve the same effect. I've also done some more paper tearing-really into doing this atm!

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp-Gorjuss girl coloured with Letraset Promarkers, all papers are k and co, distress inks (colours=vintage photo, antique linen), core'dinations cardstock, martha stewart heart punch, hero arts sentiment, prima flowers, buttons and pearls from elaine at quixotic (her service is outstanding btw), cuttlebug with nesties, raffia and crocheted lace from stash.

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and its Friday so the weekend is nearly here-wahoo! I'm taking Leo to the beach today with my friend and little boy so should be lots of fun! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave-they make my day!

P.S. To celebrate my design team position I'll be offering candy real soon!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

My Dream Came True!

Y'know how I LOVE Sugarnellie right? Well as some or most of you know they were recently looking to add to their fabulous design team. I didn't think I'd get it, and the more people I saw/read who had applied during my blog visits the more I convinced I became I I wouldn't-the talent in blogland is amazing! But I couldn't not apply just in case, and I think everyone should follow their dreams. I only got emailed by Karen 2 days ago and I seriously couldn't believe my eyes! I am soooo thrilled you have no idea! Honestly, it was my dream to be on the Sugarnellie design team. If you pop to the Sugarnellie blog you can check out who else got picked-which must have been the most difficult job ever. Thanks so much to those who have popped by to say congrats, I know I get excited when anyone I know makes a dt! Will see you laters with a card. Lots of Love

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Sugar Bowl Time Again!

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a lovely afternoon? Me and Leo have been to his little friends house which I look forward to as me and his mum get on so well. We're going to hopefully go (fingers crossed with the weather) on Friday to the beach all together. The kids are 2 months apart in age so it's great for them both bless em. I'm going to have some news for you soon, but atm I'm keeping quiet;)

So it's Sugarbowl time again, and you gotta see the prize! Have you seen Sugarnellie's new release? Ohhh they're sooo cute-they're the new manga stamps but they still have that same sugarnellie sweetness we all love. A joy to colour I'm sure, especially since our pens were made for manga artists. It's a fab sketch once again, and if you're not used to using sketches then this would be a great one to start playing with. The please include option this time is ribbons and bows-though I've used raffia and twine.

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp-gorjuss girl set 3 coloured with Promarkers, distress inks, dcwv latte stack papers, core'dinations card, raffia and twine from local hardware store, prima flowers, buttons from stash, hero arts sentiment.

I've gone for paper tearing on this card and well, more distressing :) Hope you likey:) Thanks so much for popping by, please do leave me a little word or two so I know you've been-it makes my day and then I can come visit you back! Have a great evening. Huggles xxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Summery Tilda and a few challenges

Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is having a good week so far. I've gone all summery today and used this cutie Tilda and some gorgeous cherry papers to match her. The theme over at Simon Says Challenge this week is summer fruits or summer colours and since I still live in hope of winning a $25 shopping spree at their store I had to play along again! I've also followed the sketch at Pollycraft monday which has just opened their challenge blog to include any images *doesn't have any sweet pollycraft stamps to play with yet*, their theme is also food and drink and since this Tilda has cherries on her boots and I have some on the papers I think that qualifies! Over at our Creative Corner their challenge this week is called 'triple play' and they give you a list of embellies to pick 3 from-I've chose buttons, ribbon (raffia) and bling. Also...Just Magnolia want us to use buttons. Phew!

Stuff: Magnolia Tilda coloured with promarkers, hotp papers, core'dinations card, raffia and buttons from stash, prima flowers, sentiment from part of a forever friends stamp, prima bling, distress inks.

Leo's little backpack arrived yesterday and he spent a lot of the day carrying it round and putting stuff in it and zipping it up-so sweet! I'll pop a proper pic up of him later when I've uploaded em as they're on me phone. I ordered a couple of Motivet stamps the other night-they're so adorable I just had to have some so hopefully they'll arrive soon! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave me-they make my day! Huggles xxx

Monday, 20 July 2009

Baby Girl

Hi everyone, hope your week is getting off to a good start! Everyone is slowly getting better here so will probably be having another quiet day today but me and Leo have got some fun things planned later on in the week. I ordered him a cute elmo backpack and elmo toy the other day as he has this large tickle me elmo toy which he loves and he tries to carry him about but he's quite heavy so i think he'll love these newies, am hoping they arrive today or tomorrow-along with my bloomin Magnolia summer kit! I'll have to show you a pic of Leo with his new rucksack on, I think he'll look super cute!

Anyways...I have a card to tell ya about! I've made this card as a while back I mentioned that quite a few of my friends are preggers right now so am trying to get a few baby cards ready. It's such an exciting and special time when a new baby is born-I think these Elisabeth Bell images from whiff of joy convey the tenderness so perfectly. The challenge at Whiff of Joy this week is to use piercing on your creations so I've pierced around the nesties frame and the sentiment which I think is just perfect for baby cards. I've also followed the sketch at Stamp Something by Denise which is another fab one and really versatile too iykwim.

Stuff: Whiff of Joy stamp coloured with promarkers, nesties, cuttlebug, buttons and lace from stash, prima flowers, MME wild asparagus papers, 7gypsies paper, martha stewart doily lace punch, raffia, distress inks (antique linen and vintage photo), hero arts sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today and any comments you might leave-they make my day!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Pile It On DT Card-Mostly Orange

Good morning everyone!

It's Pile it On Time again and this week we've got a fab one- to use 'Mostly Orange' in your creations. You can create any item you like (card, scrapbook Layout, altered object, book etc) but it needs to be mostly orange and to combine it with at least one other challenge. The more challenges you combine the more goodies you could win! This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Whimsy Stamps and you could get your inky fingers on one if you enter! Denise of Whimsy Stamps sent me this super cool Whimsy Owl-is he not the most adorable owl you've seen? I love how he looks all dishevelled! As you might have gathered I had lots of fun using him!

Here's how I Piled It On:

Pile It On-mostly orange
A Spoonful of Sugar-I used their sketch
Dutch Dare-Cutting dies and/or shapes
Paperplay Challenges-fave sweets/candy-mine is chocolate orange

Stuff I used: Whimsy Owl coloured with promarkers, MME papers, core'dinations card, raffia, pearls and buttons from stash, nesties, cuttlebug, distress inks in antique linen and vintage photo, hero arts sentiment, prima flowers,

Don't forget to hop on over to see the other design teams creations too, they're fab! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave-they make my day! Huggles

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. Leo and Ian are still poorly! Fingers crossed I don't get it cos I can't call in sick;) Todays card is for Sketch Saturday, and they've given us another fab one-I decided it would work really well with paper tearing. All the papers I've used are from dcwv Latte stack which I won from Judy's blog candy-it is sooo yum I love it! I've used one of the new gorjuss girls too which were kindly stamped up for me-am defo gonna have to get them myself though, they're my fave set yet!

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp (gorjuss set 3) coloured with promarkers, core'dinations card, dcwv latte stack, raffia, lace and buttons from stash, bling, prima flowers.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see my Pile It On DT card and find out the new challenge! Huggles xxx

My Delicious News!!!!

Have been dying to tell you but now I can! I'm going to be a Delicious Diva! Ooooo can't wait for it to start! Pop over there and become a follower so you don't miss out and check out the other guest divas-I can tell you the challenges are going to be very delicious, with colour combinations and sketches. Thanks Kellie and Kristy for having me!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Something Festive!

Hi everyone! Got something a bit unseasonal to show you today! I'm actually still not 100% happy with it, I can't tell you the amount of times I've done and re-done it it but I think this is as good as I'm gonna get it right now. I'm entering it over at Whimsy and Cute Card Thursday which both want to see something Christmassy/wintery and Stamp with Fun who want to see shapes and/or punches. Haven't had much tome to craft as Leo and Ian are both poorly! It's also been a bit busy round here this week with Leo's granddad coming to visit, having playdates, and general running about!

Stuff: Magnolia stamp colored with promarkers, flowersoft (hood), stickles (hood), basicgrey papers, core'dinations card, buttons from the button company, nesties, distress inks, raffia, hero arts sentiment, sizzix die (holly), pearls, SU ribbon.

Have got some new goodies to play with so I'm going to go do that now Leo has finally gone sleepies. Still no Magnolia summer kit though........can you believe it? Anyways...thanks for stopping by and any comments you might leave-they make my day! Don't forget to pop over to Pile It On and check out the fab challenge this week-the only challenge blog that WANTS you to combine challenges! Huggles

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch....

Afternoon everyone! I've been poorly for a coupla of days which is why I haven't been on, feeling much better now though. Todays card is for the fabulous Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. If you've never played along over there you should really go check it out-the prizes over there are fab too. I think their challenge blog has the most eclectic of talents on their design team too which is always fun to see! I've used another sugar nellie image from the country cousins range, it's a real cutie isn't it?! Gone for a real vintage feel with the papers and lace around the flower. Gone for my usual distressed touches-I think i'm a distressing junkie!

Stuff: Sugar nellie stamps coloured with promarkers, distress inks, core'dinations cardstock, MME papers and 7gypsies, prima flowers, lace and pin from stash, k and co rub on

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you might leave me-they make my day! Well, I'm gonna go play shape sorters with Leo now he's woken from his nap! Huggles

P.S. Still no sign of the Magnolia summer kit....bleurgh

Sunday, 12 July 2009

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Pile it On-DT Card

Good morning! It's that means it's time for a new challenge at Pile It On! Wohoo! This week it's a fabby sketch for you to follow and don't forget the point is to pile on as many challenges as you can! I've managed to combine 5 which are the Pile it On-sketch, Creative Inspirations which want to see gems/pearls, Stamp Something-yummy colour combo of pink, green, and yellow, A Spoonful of Sugar who want us to include hearts in our projects and Papertake Weekly who want to see your favourite things (my basicgrey papers-porcelain, and my sugarnellie stamps). Really looking forward to seeing all the entries again this week-I really had such fun seeing everyones creations and how many challenges you all managed to combine-a few girlies managed over 10! Phew!

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamps (gorjuss girls by suzanne wolcott) coloured with Promarkers, Basicgrey papers-porcelain, nesties, cuttlebug, distress inks, bling, studio g (99p jobbie) sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave me-they make my day! Have fun Piling it On!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

A Gorjuss Friday Sketchers

Evening everyone! I've had such a good day today. Firstly I won Judy's blog candy-couldn't believe my luck! Then mr postie delivered some images from Bernie and some little extras-she was kind enough to send me images from my wish list and the new gorjuss girlies till I can get em. So I just had to use miss bumblebee which is my fave for this weeks Friday Sketchers. I'm also entering this at Crafty Creations who would like to see birdies this week-and these yummy papers have birdies and cages on. All the papers I've used are Basicgrey, and hopefully you can see the glitter I've added to the card (wings and flowers). I really had fun playing with this! While I was at the glitter I figured I might as well grab some bling too:)

Stuff: SugarNellie stamp (gorjuss girls set 3) coloured with Promarkers, Basicgrey porcelain papers, nesties, cuttlebug, ms doily lace punch, bling, prima flowers, core'dinations card, stickles, smirk sentiment and raffia.

Still no bloomin Magnolia summer kit over here! Anyone else still waiting? Maybe Monday....Ooo don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see my Pile It On dt card. Thanks for stopping by and any comments you might leave! Huggles

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Mojo Time!

Evening everyone! It's mojo time again, and I've gone all green! My new bloom and grow mme papers were begging to be used as was this little annie.She got crackled too as you can see! Had quite a busy day today, took Jane to a local card class as she's just got into crafting and she really enjoyed it, then this afternoon we took Leo to the park, that doesn't sound a lot but we haven't sat down all day! Has anyone else not had their magnolia club stamps arrive yet? Maybe I'm last on the list! hehe. Ooo forgot to mention I got the top card at the Pink Elephant the other day, couldn't believe it! So I've popped my little badge on the sidebar!

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp (Leanne Ellis) coloured with Promarkers, mme bloom and grow papers, raffia, core'dinations cardstock, stampin up sentiment, nesties, distress inks, charm from ebay, leaves-sizzix die

Remember I said I was having issues with my sewing machine? Well I've finally given up tryin to fix him, off to the sewing repair man it is! Thats the things with sewing machines-they're fab when they work, but when things go wrong it's really wrong!

Thanks for stopping by! See yas tomorrow!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Whiff Of Joy

Hello everyone! Just a quickie post today as my best mate has arrived so just enough time to show you this. The card is for WOJ which has a fabby sketch, haven't played over there for so long! I've been too pre-occupied with my SugarNellies!

Stuff: Whiff of Joy stamp coloured with Promarkers, Basicgrey papers, core'dinations card, prima crystals, flowers from stash, glimmer mist, rub on from stash.

Hope everyone is having a fab day!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Midnight Madness

My new SugarNellies arrived today-wohooo! So I've used this skateboarder for this weeks Midnight Madness challenge. I know lots of peeps don't like making male cards but I really have lots of fun making em! The papers I've used are all Kaiserkraft-they're ideal for boy/teenage cards. Now that I've finished this I think I'm gonna have to sort my sewing machine out-ugh. Yesterday Leo got his little mitts on it and I just caught him but I think he'd twiddled something or other as when I started sewing last night the bloomin needle broke!

Stuff: SugarNellie stamp-new Mary Hall collection coloured with Promarkers, Kaiserkraft papers, core'dinations cardstock, clear patterened strips from stash (I wish I knew who made these-I got em at a craft shop and chucked the box!), buttons from stash, raffia, dymo labelmaker.

I'm still waiting on my magnolia summer kit to arrive but my new guillotine arrived that Ian bought me-it's fab! It's an a3 Fiskars guillotine so pretty huge and super sharp-my old one was on its last legs! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-they make my day! See yas tomorrow!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Sugar Bowl Time!

Evening lovely bloggers! Hope everyone has had a fab day. Spoke to my best mate today and she's going to come stay for a few days from Wednesday so can't wait! Thanks so much for the lovely comments recently-I love reading em and they do mean a lot.

So tonights card is for The Sugar Bowl and it's yet another fabby sketch this time by Judy-lots of layers-love it! The 'please include' option this time is to add some sparkle so I've added some bling. Gone for quite a bit of red today which I don't usually use but it is my fave colour! SugarNellie has some more new sugar atm with the new Mary Hall stamps and the new Gorjuss girls set 3 just having been released-with any luck my Mary Hall set will arrive tomorrow!

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp by Elisabeth Bell coloured with Promarkers, sewing machine, mme papers, core'dinations card, ribbon bought at a local craft fair, bling, prima flowers, rub on sentiment, rose button from local haberdashery, staples, distress inks

Well off to catch up with Big Brother! See yas tomorrow! Huggles

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Pile it On Challenge Card & My Exciting News!!!

Good morning lovely crafty friends!

This has been a hard secret to keep but I've been chosen to be on the Pile It On Design Team!! Wohoo! Am pleased as punch! If you haven't visited Pile It On pop over there now-the concept is to combine as many other challenges with theirs as you can which is really popular at the moment. So this is my first card for them. The challenge this week is to use at 3 (or more) different embellishments-easy-everyone can do that!

Here's my combined challenges: Pile it On-3 different embellishments (I've used buttons, flower, and a brad) Charisma Cardz-buttons galore, Cute Card Thursday-A stitch in time real or faux (I've used machine stitching), and finally I've used the sketch at Friday Sketchers.

Stuff used: SugarNellie stamp by Diane Duda coloured with Promarkers and paper pieced, MME papers wild asparagus, magenta paper 'patchwork', papermania buttons, raffia, core'dinations card, file for distressing, whiff of joy sentiment, prima flowers, pm brad, distress inks.

Hope everyone has a lovely day whatever you're doing. We're going to a local summer fayre-there's going to be punch and judy and everything-Leo will love it! Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-they make my day! Huggles

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Sketch Saturday

Evening everyone! I've not posted for a couple of days what with the heat and everything-it finally got me-I've just been knackered! Seems to have been a bit cooler today though:) Todays card is for Sketch Saturday, it's another lovely one again this week! I've inked up this lovely Sugar Nellie as she hadn't been out to play for a good while now and coloured her in distress inks to get a bit more of a vintage feel.

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp 'Reflective' coloured in distress inks, 7gypsies paper, MME wild asparagus paper, core'dinations card, sewing machine, prima flowers, doodlebug buttons, raffia, rub on from stash, Martha Stewart punch, hatpin from stash.

I don't think I mentioned but I'm in a local art/craft showcase for the month of July each Sunday so I've been getting my cards and stuff sorted for that which will be fun. I've also got some exciting news to tell you so be sure to pop back tomorrow!


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Friday Sketchers....and more!

Evening everyone! Ooo another hot hot day! I saw that the new Magnolia stamp club has started shipping! Wohooo! I've had a lovely relaxing day today-been in the hairdressers for 3 hours so feel much better now-my pink is all lovely again and I've caught up with all the celeb goosip from the magazines-never get chance to read them these days-too busy stamping!

My card today is for a few challenges-firstly Friday Sketchers-I only just realised I hadn't played yet and it is one of my faves. I've used turquoise and brown which is the challenge at Stamp with Fun, and Stamp Something would like to see at least 3 embellies and as you can see I used some bling and buttons. I've used another of my new whiff of joy lovelies-maybe this is my new fave-it reminds me of the first time I held Leo:)

Stuff: Whiff of Joy stamp coloured with Promarkers and woj sentiment, Basic Grey Two Scoops paper, core'dinations card, Martha Stewart punch, Prima flowers, Prima crystals, buttons from stash, distress inks.

I've changed my background again-I think I actually like this one and it goes with my banner the best me thinks. Off to watch Big Brother! Huggles