Saturday, 28 November 2009

Sugar and Spice

That's the name of the new collection at Sugar Nellie which you can check out here, and very fitting it is too:) Something for everyone me thinks, even cute babas:) This girly, named Elise, was my fave when I saw her on the peeks at the Sugar Nellie blog and had to ink her up right away! I LOVE her dress, is such a perfect party dress me thinks. Oh don't you just love little girls party dresses?!!! Soooo cute, with there big satin bows and frills! Has made a nice change from making wintery cards as well, feels like I've been making them half the year!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp 'Elise' available here, copics to colour, bazill swiss dots, MME Be Loved paper pack from Quixotic Paperie here, prima say it in crystals here, red satin bow from stash, hero arts sentiment available here

Here's a little close-up:~

Ooo have to tell you about the red bow, you'll never guess where it came from! Tesco were having a bit of an offer on Baileys and since its Christmas and all that.....and all the bottles have these gorgeous red bows on right now! I thought it would look perfect with Elise's party dress!

The layout is from the fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week.

Hmm think that's all from me today, gonna watch the X Factor in a sec and eat some cake that I made this afternoon. Yum! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for popping by to see me and for any comments you might leave, I love hearing from you:) Hugs xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Afternoon friends! How's your week gone? Good I hope! If not then at least it's Friday today and the weekend is almost here:) Mine's been a bit topsy turvy, been waiting to hear about this house (I HATE waiting!) and then today we finally heard that we've got it and fingers crossed might get to move in next week at some point:)

I've called my post dreamy because even though this beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp by Leanne Ellis is called 'Poinsetta Girl' she just seems so dreamy and ethereal to me. Love her! Have coloured her with copics and added some Shimmerz in gold glimmer to her ruffle. Here's a little close-up:~

All the papers are Cosmo Cricket jolly by golly which are available here. Also used some fab Prima flowers from the E-line (what a bargain!) which you can buy from Quixotic Paperie here.

Since Simon Says Challenge have a winter theme this week I shall enter my card over there (one of these days I shall win that shopping spree!). Am also entering this over at Colour Create, haven't played there for ages, but their challenge this time around is green, red and white, also Papertake Weekly whose challenge is christmas crackers:)

Mr postie brought me a parcel from Sugar Nellie today full of their gorgeous new releases-sooooo sweet! Check them out here, so you'll be seeing some of those lovely stamps soon from me!

Well am gonna run now and start thinking about cooking dinner and stuff. Shall have to start packing too! thanks so much for stopping by today and any comment you might leave:) Hugs xxx

Monday, 23 November 2009

Penguin Love

Hi guys! I've been gone a few days huh, didn't intend to be at all but things have been all go over here, we could be moving house end of the week, all very exciting! With that going on I haven't been able to settle to craft, too jittery, and we've had the in laws over for the weekend too so was also busy cooking and stuff-lovely weekend though:) But I have now managed a card!

When my Sugar Nellie DT stamps arrived a few weeks ago I got this adorable Diane Duda stamp, called 'Penguin Love'. Totally appropriate name me thinks! I love penguins! I've coloured the adorable pair with my copics and used some Cosmic Shimmer iced jewel crystals for the snow and then stitched around the image on my sewing machine.

Stuff: Penguin Love by Diane Duda for Sugar Nellie available here, copics, sewing machine, Cosmo cricket jolly by golly paper available here, MME Love Me Do papers available here, wooden snowflake here, shimmerz paint in angel wings to paint wooden snowflake here, bling from stash, stampendous sentiment, ribbon from stash, bow easy template here.

Here's a little close-up:~
A lot of the products I used from Quixotic Paperie are actually on sale right now till midnight tonight at 10% off as the discount is on all Prima, Cosmo Cricket and MME products so do check it out! Also Elaine is offering a HUGE 15% off all Martha Stewart punches (including all the new ones-around the edge etc) so now's the time to stock up and on Spellbinders the same discount applies!

The layout of the card is courtesy of the fabulous sketch over at Friday Sketchers. Loved it! I'm also going to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp as they want to see animals this week, KL stampin and Scrappin who want to see snowflakes, and caardvarks who want us to 'colour it'

Well that's it from me! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-I love hearing from you!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Quixotic Challenge #3-Kraft and Red-DT card

Afternoon all! Hope everyone's well! Half way through the week already, where is time going! Back today with another Quixotic Challenge, the theme this week was picked by the fabulous Judy, who chose kraft and red-but if you don't have any kraft you can use brown instead. Beautiful combo and it gave me a kick up the bum to use my kraft cardstock that I've been eyeing on the shelf for ages!

Since I saw Amy's beautiful Sweet November fairy stamps I had to have them! They are so funky, I just love em so I've used Fidget Goblinspider on this card-seriously are these not the best named stamps ever:) There's 4 of these beauties available and you can buy them all fromQuixotic Paperie here. Total dream to colour too:)

Stuff: Fidget Goblin spider available from Quixotic Paperie here, copics to colour, Shimmerz blingz paint in fire engine red to colour her hair available here (LOVE this stuff!), Basic grey nook and pantry paper available here, sewing machine, kraft cardstock from stash, hero arts anytime sentiment available here, buttons available here.

Here's a close-up:~

I'm going to enter this over at Creative Inspirations who want to see some sparkle and Flutterby Wednesday who has an open challenge, as long as your project has wings:).

I hope you can join us this week for our kraft and red challenge. If you don't have any kraft you can substitute with brown:) Look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave-love hearing from you.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sugar Nellie DT, an Easel Card

Evening lovelies! Hows your weekend been? Good I hope! I've got an easel card to show you today, using 'Peace Angel', one of the fabulous new Diane Duda stamps from Sugar Nellie. I just love Diane's whimsical style! This image, although perfect for Christmas/Yule cards is so versatile you can use it all year round. I coloured her with copics and added some Shimmerz bling in gold glimmer to the wings (love this stuff!).

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp 'Peace Angel' available here, copics to colour, Basic Grey wassail papers available here, shimmerz in gold glimmer available here, prima flowers spritzed with shimmerz spray in mudpie here, glamour dust, spacers available here, cappucino pearls availablehere, nesties, buttons from stash, tulle available here.

Here's a little close up:~

The layout is from the fab sketch over at Midnight Madness and am also going to enter it over at Basic grey challenges who want to bling and glitz as do cute card thursday. Well am gonna love ya and leave ya, X Factor will be on soon! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave xxx.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Quixotic Challenge #2-Stitching!

Hey everyone! Tis Wednesday and that means it's time for another Quixotic Challenge! This week I've picked the challenge and I want to see stitching on your projects. As little or as much as you like, hand or machine! Don't forget the more times you enter within the month the more chance you'll have to win the fab prize of a £20 Quixotic Paperie Voucher.

Elaine sent me one of the gorgeous new Twinkle Tot stamps by The Greeting Farm which you can purchase from Quixotic Paperie here. She was a joy to colour! Tellin ya though-I want her hat! Too cute! For the papers I've used some yummy Basic Grey which I got from the NEC-think they're from the Blush collection. All the stitching has been done on my little janome mini sewing machine. Now the ribbon, would you believe, is actually from an old box of Thorntons chocolates, and I'd obviously kept the ribbon and it's been sat in my ribbon draw since last year!

Stuff: Twinkle Tot stamp by The Greeting Farm available here, copics to colour, Basic Grey papers, sewing machine, dcwv glitter stack, ribbon from stash, Martha Stewart valentine lace punch.

Here's a little close up:~

The layout of my card is from the gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week and am also going to enter this over at LaLaLand who want to see us get punchy!

I loved visiting you all to check out your entries last week and I hope you'll join in again! Don't forget you can combine our challenge with as many others as you fancy!

Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you might leave me-I love hearing from you and try to come visit you back as often as I can! xxx

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Winter Love

Morning guys! How's everyones week going so far? Good I hope! I'm still poorly but hopefully will be feeling better soon once my antibiotics have kicked in:)

On Friday I got my monthly Design Team package from Sugar Nellie and oh my how sweet it is! I will never get used to receiving dt packages, I always feel like the luckiest crafter alive to be given such wonderful stamps and goodies! I just had to use this new Diane Duda stamp first, tis my favourite I think and they're called 'Winter Birds' and are available to buy here. To see all the new releases from Sugar Nellie go here as Leanne Ellis, Diane Duda and Mary Hall have all got new releases out-you're gonna love em! I thought these birdies would go super well with my new MME Love Me Do paper set available here from Quixotic Paperie-they are soooo gorgeous! I thought these beautiful birdies would be fab as a Winter anniversary card perhaps or even a not so traditional Christmas card to a loved one. I might save it for Ian for our 1st wedding anniversary in January;)

For the layout I've used the sketch over at the MME blog because even though its more geared towards a scrapbooking layout there's no way I could resist having a shot at the fab prize they've got since I love MME so much! Also I'm going to enter this over at Cute Card Thursday (another awesome prize this week!) where the theme is primary colours, and Allsorts where they want to see sparkle!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp 'Winter Birds' by Diane Duda available here, copics to colour, MME Love Me Do paper pack and accessory sheet available here, Cosmic Shimmer iced crystal jewels (think that's the name!) for snow on branch, flowersoft polar white for earmuffs, sewing machine, dcwv glitter stack, stickles for adding glitter around hearts, accessory sheet of MME paper pack, hero arts sentiment, distress ink in broken china.

Here's a close up of the cuties:~

Well that's it from me today, back to my sick bed! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave-I love reading them and do try to come visit you back! Be back tomorrow with another Quixotic Challenge DT card!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

New stash...and a Stationery Set for Christmas

Evening all! Ooooo I had a fab time yesterday but am so poorly today! Full of cold and a sore throat! Eww. But back to yesterday! Early start to get ready and out of the house for 6:30, but mum was running late then on the way the car started blowing smoke through the heaters, they weren't clearing the steam and I thought we weren't going to make the coach at all at that point! So I decided we should carry on, keep the windows down and wipe the windscreen with a cloth all the way! Oh my was it freezing! Then when we parked the car we had to run for the bus! Oh what a fun morning! Still once we got the coach all was fine and we could chill for a bit!

We had such a fab day at the NEC but twas soooo packed you could barely move, but it's always that way isn't it really! I also got to meet Kim Dellow, Kim (paperbabe), Jo, Heather, and Tara. I hope I didn't leave anyone out! Lovely to meet up and say hi! Missed Marlene though and then I forgot I had her number by which time I realised I did it was about 4pm and I had to make a mad dash round to get the bits I'd eyed up before going home! So here's what I got: ek success snowflake border edge punch for £9.50 (bargain!!!), few copics I didn't have, 25 sheets of basic grey for £5 (another bargain!), a plate of paperartsy stamps, 4 different frames for altering, pencil case for altering, ribbon, and nesties. Think that was everything!

Now then, onto my little project! This year (Christmas) I am mostly giving handmade gifts, I always wanted to from like the age 10 but they always turned out rubbish! So this year is the year! I haven't given myself much of a headstart so we'll see how it goes. Anyways, this is a stationery set I made and am quite chuffed with it really. Tis very simple in terms of design but was quite time consuming mostly because I did a lot of stitching but I do like the effect. I've included in the set 6 cards with envelopes, notepaper (all stamped) and a little bookmark. Not one sheet one dp paper was used!

Here's a pic of the inside plus bookmark and one of the cards:~

Stuff: Penny black stamp, coredinations cardstock, card blanks from stash, su choc chip cardstock for cards, sewing machine, distress inks in frayed burlap and tea dye, ribbon from the NEC, bling from stash, tulle.

Over at Stamping For The Weekend they want to see our festive goodie boxes. I'm not totally sure this qualifies but I made it with this challenge in mind so hopefully and it is for a Christmas gift! This also fits well for the Saturday Spotlight Challenge as they want to see us use a stamp repeatedly. Finally am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, the challenge there this week is to create a project with a song title or lyrics in mind soooo, mine is Sweet Like Chocolate by Shanks and Bigfoot (because of the colour scheme). Remember it? Hehehe.

Well am gonna go now and snuggle up on the sofa with hubby and watch the X-Factor results! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave. xxx

Friday, 6 November 2009


No card to show am afraid but will have a project to show probably Sunday once I've bought some ribbon to match, you'd think in the mountains of ribbon I have I could find something suitable but no! off to the NEC tomorrow! Wohooo! Early start for me, leaving the house 6:30am! If you want to meet up send me a quick email tonight otherwise if you see me about say hi! I'll be the one with the black and red/pink hair in a purple jumper! Ha, don't think it'll be that easy somehow in the huge crowds but ya never know. Shall post a pic of the bits I buy when we get home:) Enjoy your Saturday whatever you get upto. xxx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Traditional Christmas

Morning all! How's your week going so far? Tis almost the weekend! I can't wait for Saturday, off the NEC I go! Tis also Bonfire night tonight, I think we're going to a local display, haven't been to a display for years!

Today I've got quite a traditional Christmas card to show. I got this gorgeous stamp in my dt kit from Elaine, called 'Two Turtle Doves'. You can buy it here, and since Elaine is having 10% off at the moment, it's a bargain! The actual stamp is a heart shaped bauble with holly then this cutie inside but I masked the bauble off and just used the main image this time.

For the layout I've used the fab sketch over at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week and I'm also going to enter into the Belli Challenge who want to see raffia or twine.

Stuff: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Two Turtle Doves stamp here, copics to colour, Basic Grey Wassail paper here, liquid pearls in silver pearl here, SU sentiment, twine from stash, pin from stash, charm from here, tulle in french vanilla here.

Here's a little image close-up:~

I think that's it from me today! Hopefully have something else to show you tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave me-love hearing from you! xxx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Quixotic Challenge Day-Our 1st Challenge!

Afternoon everyone! Today is the first day of the new challenge blog, Quixotic Challenges which shall run weekly, and there's prizes! Every month a prize will be given to a randomly drawn winner, if you enter each week you will have more chances to win the monthly prize. You can also combine our challenge with as many others as you wish! You can use whatever stamps and other products that you wish too, no restrictions. To celebrate Elaine's birthday, (Happy Birthday hun!), the challenge is to make something for a birthday, card or whatever else you fancy!

For my card I used this cute little chappie by Paper Makeup stamps called Teddy Fairy available to buy from Quixotic here. To continue the birthday celebrations Elaine has put 10% off ALL in stock items at Quixotic Paperie ending 8th November.

Stuff: Paper Makeup stamp Teddy Fairy here, copic ciao and sketch to colour, DCWV The Green Stack, Nestabilities large circles, sewing machine, wooden stars from Quixotic here, gold glimmer shimmerz paint from here, sentiment by elusive images.

Had such fun using the wooden stars and adding Shimmerz to them. I am totally addicted to Shimmerz now, its such fab stuff and totally different from all the other glittery stuff you've got in your stash! The layout is courtesy of the fab sketch at create4fun.

Here's an image close-up:~
Please do join us for our first challenge! We look forward to seeing your Birthday creations! Thanks for popping by today and any comments you might leave-I love hearing from you! xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Little Warning!

Afternoon all! Just wanted to do a quick post to warn you about something just incase you get the same thing. I had a comment left for me from a blog friend saying some not so nice things (not about my cards), in anycase it wasn't from the person who left the comment but if you clicked on the persons name it would take you directly to my friends blog to make it look like they had left the comment. Hope that makes sense! In any case should you get any comments from me or anyone else that aren't 100% nice then you know what's going on!

Anyways, hope you're having a lovely afternoon!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Sugar Nellie!

Morning everyone! Sugar Nellie stamps are 2 years old today! Happy Birthday SN! There's gonna be lots of fun over on SplitCoastStampers in the Sugar Nellie forum tonight so do pop along, there'll be lots of sugar to be given away too! In celebration of Sugar Nellie's birthday I've got this alternative Christmas card to show ya. I've used Manga Girl #2 and used MME Colourful Christmas papers for something not so traditional. Nice and bright and fun me thinks:)

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp Manga Girl #2 available here, copics to colour image, MME colourful Christmas paper pack (sentiment from the accessory sheet included) from here, Bazzill tulle in tink pink here, bling from stash, snowflake charm from here.

Here's a close-up~

For the layout of the card I've used the fabby sketch over at Midnight Madness, love playing over there! Am also going to enter this into the following challenges: Papertake Weekly (spots and stripes), Tuesday Taggers want to see a burst of colour, and Crafty Angels want to see a charm.

Also before I go I must tell you about the exciting deliveries Quixotic Paperie now has in stock! The brand new release of Kraftin Kimmie stamps are available to buy NOW here, AND the totally gorgeous new Greeting Farm stamps (Twinkle Tots) have arrived! Have you checked em out yet? They're available to buy HERE now. Hurry as these are bound to fly off the virtual shelves!

Thanks for popping by, and for any comments you might leave-I love hearing from you! xxx