Tuesday 29 September 2009

My 20,000 Hits Candy!

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Anyone for something sweet? Thought so! I had a look at my hit counter t'other day and noticed I'd got to 20,000! Never thought I'd get to that! Also, I have been lucky enough to win 2 blog candies since March when I started blogging and I'm a big believer in sharing things round so here we are!

So here's what you can win:

Yep £20 to spend at Quixotic Paperie in the form of a gift voucher-and there's so many lovely things spending it won't be hard!

And 1 Sugarnellie Stamp of your choice!

To be in a chance with winning this lovely prize just do the following: (you must do all 3 or you're entry won't count I'm afraid.)

  1. Become a follower if you're not already
  2. Post a link on your blog about this candy on your sidebar or in a blog post (please use the quixotic voucher picture)
  3. Tell me what craft item is top of your wish list
A Few Rules:
  • This is only open to those with blogs I'm afraid.
  • One post per person.
  • This closes on Tuesday 29th September at 12 noon gmt. Winner to be announced on Wednesday 30th September and will be picked by random.org
  • You must follow the 3 requirements above or you're entry won't count-I'll be checking!
Good Luck everyone!

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Sunday 27 September 2009

Sugar Nellie DT Card-More Autumn Fun

Evening lovely crafty friends! Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! I've had a good one myself, nothing particuarly special happened, just had fun with Leo, nice to just have a bit of lazy weekend isn't it sometimes! I actually finished today's card last night but have had a right palava getting piccies, they all seemed to come out funny till late this afternoon.

On todays card I've used another cutie from the Autumn Kit by Sugar Nellie, ahhh I love it so much! Have had such fun playing with my dt kit you wouldn't believe! Have also used 2 of the accessory stamps that come in the kit on the insides of the card to match the front-I've used the little squirrel and the acorns. Now it's a bit a treat to see the insides of my cards (see pics below) cos tis a rare event that I photograph them, often because it takes me so long to do the front that I end up doing the insides either when they get sold or wing their way to a friend or something:) Since it is all decorated inside, I shall enter it over at Creative Card Crew who as luck would have it want to see the inside decoration of our cards, and at Allsorts as their challenge theme this week is Autumn, also PaperPlay Challenges want to see spots and me thinks the polka dot paper I used will fit nicely! The layout of my card is courtesy of the sketch inspiration over at Friday Sketchers-loved it!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit available here coloured with copics, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper stack, jute ribbon from here, bling from stash, flower handmade from same paper stask, button from here, raffia from local hardware store, core'dinations cardstock, distress ink in frayed burlap, sewing machine

I missed out on going to Ally Pally this weekend but I am going to the NEC in November, so give me a shout if you're going, would be great to say hi! I'm saving up my pennies to go so I can have a big splurge-sooo can't wait! Well am gonna pop off now and do some crafting:) Have a lovely evening. Huggles xxx

P.S. Don't forget to enter my blog candy!

Friday 25 September 2009

Stamp Something DT card and Whimsy Spotlight!

Afternoon everyone! Friday already! The week has flown by it seems, been a busy one here, ready for the weekend for sure:) Hope you've all got some nice things planned for the weekend, whether it's a nice lie in or a day out somewhere:)

The challenge this week over at Stamp Something is to use a favourite layout, I'm totally loving the favourite theme we've had going on for a few weeks, and so does everyone else it seems if the amount of entries are anything to go by! For my card today I've used an old Papertake Weekly sketch by Dawny P, have used it lots and by tweaking a few bits every card has looked different. The image I've used is a Whimsy Hippo stamp-totally, totally love this one! Isn't she just great, with her big bum?! Hehehe! At the end of The Quixotic Paperie Whimsy spotlight week (over the weekend) there will be a fab Whimsy prize given away so keep your eyes peeled over at Elaine's blog;)

Stuff: Whimsy Hippo stamp from here, copic pens to colour, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pad here (absolutely gorgeous btw!), mcgill buttercup paper punch, raffia lace here, pearls fromhere, core'dinations cardstock, distressing tool, buttons from here, silver cord from here

Here's a little close up:~
I'm going to enter this into a couple of challenges: Simon Says Challenge who want to see stitching, and Whimsy Stamps Challenges who are asking us to use our buttons.

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you might leave-I love reading them all and hopefully will catch up on some blog hopping over the weekend:) Don't forget to enter my blog candy! Hopefully be back tomorrow with some sugary goodness;) Huggles xxx

P.S. I'll just tell yas all quickly about the specials on at Quixotic Paperie!

All DCWV Stacks now have a whopping 40% off - this offer lasts until all stock is gone.

ALL Paper Pretties stamps are now on very special offer at 25% off.

And from today - Friday 25th September 2009 to Friday 2nd October 2009 we have the following fantastic offers:

The Greeting Farm SINGLE stamps are all on offer at £5.00

Spellbinders Nestabilities are now available at 15% off.

K&Company papers are all 15% off.

You can also enjoy 10% off Stickles, Ice Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

And last but not least, ALL Charms are on special offer at 10% off!

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Halloween Fun!

Evening everyone! How's everyone's week going? Good I hope! All is well this end, had a lovely day actually, spent the morning in the hairdressers, am all re-coloured and feeling better! I decided I had better crack on with some Halloween makes... so this is the first, there'll be some treat boxes to come too soon:)

When I got the dt position with Elaine at Quixotic Paperie she sent some assorted goodies and for my paper selection she sent me the ATD Premium Trick and Treats Halloween papers and I've been dying to use them! Now, I am a bit of a Halloween collector in terms of papers and stamps and general loveliness so have seen and had my fair share of Hallowen papers but believe me these surpass them all! They're all foiled and just generally gorgeous! I would totally recommend getting some, then see if you can bear to cut into them! hehehe. So, as you've gathered all the papers used on my Halloween card are the ATD ones. Whilst having a little spree at Quixotic over the weekend I just couldn't resist this CC Designs Ollie and Griselda stamp set, and when they arrived was proper impressed with the size of the stamps, and there's loads in there too! I just had to use the witch's boots first with the matching sentiment, and stamped the boots out twice so I could pop them up with some silicone glue.

I've not used a sketch or anything for my layout on this card, seem to be having a bit of problem sticking to them on the last few cards! But, I am going to enter this over at Creative Inspirations where the theme is Autumn/Fall since Halloween fits in with the season as well as the Creative Belli Challenge (totally new to me-love finding new challenge blogs!) who want to see Fall or Halloween makes. Am also entering this card over at Paper Blooms (another new challenge to me!) who want to see bling.

Stuff: Witch's boots stamp and sentiment from CC Designs Ollie and Griselda set from here, ATD Foiled and Glittered Halloween papers from here, pumpkin charm from here, silver cord from here, core'dinations black magic cardstock, copic ciao and sketch to colour, distress inks in milled lavendar and dusty concord, button from stash, bling from here, distressing tool.

Thanks so much for popping by today and any comments you might leave me-they make my day! Sleep tight xxx

Monday 21 September 2009

Slumber Party with Whimsy!

Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is well and having a good start to the week:) Leo is much better today, bless him, and I got some decent sleep so I'm back in the land of the living, mostly anyways;)

The dt for Quixotic have a fun week planned starting from today, over the course of the week we'll be featuring different Whimsy stamps which you can check out and purchase from Elainehere:) I absolutely love Whimsy stamps, as the images are so unique and have such character, particuarly the animals! But for today I've chosen to use Pajama Time Emma, she's so cute in her snugglies:) I've been coveting her for a while and as luck would have it Elaine sent me her in my dt package:) First thing I thought was that I wanted to do a slumber party (sleepover as us Brits call it) invitation card. So as you can see that's what I've done, and well it just had to be all pink and girly didn't it! Here's a close up of Emma:~

I've made a large circular tag to pop the stamped invitation wording on so this fits in with Paperplay Challenges and over at The Secret Crafters challenge they want to see our cards for girls so this is perfect, the colour combo I've used is bang on with the one at the Our Creative Corner, love pinks and browns and Cupcake Craft Challenges want to see our use of distressing techniques!

Stuff: Whimsy Stamps 'Pajama Time Emma' available here, MME Laundry Line glittered paper stack here (I LOVE every single sheet in this stack-totally gorgeous!), Core'dinations cardstock in brownie, distress ink in worn lipstick, tim holtz distressing tool, su ribbon, su sentiment, Martha Stewart doily lace punch here, circle nesties, mini doily, organza ribbon from stash, copics to colour.

I'll be back tomorrow with any luck and later on in the week I'll have another Whimsy make:) Keep an eye out for the other Quixotic dt's Whimsy creations this week and stop by and show em some love! Thank you for popping by today and for any comments you might leave for me. Huggles xxx

Don't forget to enter my Blog Candy!

Sunday 20 September 2009

More From the Sugar Nellie Autumn kit

Good morning everyone! Am bright and early this morning! Hope everyones weekend is going well and you're managing to get in some crafty time! Not so much crafting getting done here as Leo's teeth are playing up big time so he's pretty much attached to my hip at the moment, and waking up every hour in the night so am a tad tired shall we say!

Had some time last night though to ink up this lovely that I got as part of my Sugar Nellie dt pack from the Autumn Kit. I'm just loving playing with all this sugar so much! This card started life being quite close in layout to the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl, though I knew I wasn't going to be using pink and brown which is a must if you want to be for the delicious prize of the new set of Mary Hall stamps! Tis now rotated from the sketch and I've gone with a semi circle instead of a circle which I embellished with orange and red paper roses. Thanks for the sketch inspiration Marlene, loved it!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit available here, copic ciao's and sketch to colour, Sara's scrapbooking papers (hotp), core'dinations cardstock, sewing machine, kanban bling, red roses from here, orange roses from stash with added shimmerz in fire engine red from here.

Here's a little close up:~

Enjoy your day, and I'll be back tomorrow! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave! Don't forget to enter my candy if you haven't already:) Huggles xxx

Friday 18 September 2009

Quixotic News!

Evening everyone! Just a quickie to let you know a coupla things:)

You might have seen the Belles and Whistles Fall Release blog hop going on today? I've been loving the sneak peeks! Well from tomorrow morning you can pre-order them at Quixotic Paperie, they're currently sat in customs so will be despatched pretty quick. To celebrate the new release Elaine has put the current Belles and Whistles stamps on special offer at a huge 20% off! I am so ordering mine in the morning, and some of the special offer stamps may just leap into my shopping basket!

Also new in are Prima's new CHA releases! Totally gorgeous flowers and say it in pearls and just general yumminess!

Also arrived are the new 6 x 6 Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pads-delish!

Prima have just brought out a new budget range, just as beautiful but a fraction of the usual price, check em out here. Happy shopping! Huggles xxx

Stamp Something DT meets Sugar Nellie DT-Favourite Colours

Afternoon everyone! Nearly the weekend again! Doesn't it come round quick! Today over at Stamp Something this week we want you use your favourite colours/papers, am lovin all the 'favourites'! So I've used my MME Merry Days of Christmas papers again and distressed them all with some frayed burlap distress ink. The adorable stamp I've used is Mr Stocking, part of the new Sugar Nellie Christmas Mangas. Tis hard to pick a fave with Sugar Nellies but I think this is such a cool boy christmas image. I coloured him in twinkling h20s to give a bit more of a muted feel tomatch the distressed papers. Was fun using a different colouring medium! I also used the sketch over at Sunday sketch and stamp, and the theme over at Winter Wonderland this week is vintage and I think this fits nicely. At the Secret Crafter this week they want to see teenage boy creations so this works too and at The Crafty Pad they want to see our Christmas creations!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie Mr Stocking stamp available here, twinkling h20s to colour, MME Merry Days of Christmas available here, buttons from the wild asparagus button box here, gold cord here, core'dinations cardstock, sewing machine, distressing tool, distress ink in frayed burlap.

Well guys I hope you join in over at Stamp Something this week, love seeing all the fantastic entries! Thanks so much for stopping by and any comments you might leave, I love reading them! Have a fab weekend! Huggles xxx

Thursday 17 September 2009

A Manga Christmas!

Evening everyone! Hope we're all well? I want to just say a special thank you for all the lovely comments I had about my first Sugar Nellie design team card-means a lot! I've had a busy few days, lots of fun busy things though!

When my Sugar Nellie dt kit popped through the post on Saturday it was like all my birthdays had come at once! Along with the super delish Autumn kit I also got some Manga Christmas kids-oh I adore them! They're such fun images for Christmas, and something totally different, I just love em! So on my card today I have used the gorgeous Miss Clause-how cute is her little santa outfit!

For the fur trim on her clothes I thought a bit of sparkle was in order and used some Shimmerz Bling-gorgeous stuff! The papers are more yumminess from MME Merry Days of Christmas. Ooo before I forget I'll tell ya about the note paper I added to the card....Now I don't (yet) have the punch that gives the ripped binding effect so I tore some out of an old notbad I'd bound myself with the Bind It all then crumpled it, inked it with distress ink (frayed burlap) and used a prima stamp to add the lines.

The layout of the card is from this weeks sketch at The Corrosive Challenge blog, first time playing there! I'm also gonna enter it at LaLaLa Land who want us to 'embellish it', Everybody Art who want us create a shabby look (think my distressing counts!), Papertake Weekly who want us to 'fake it' and I did fake the punch for my notepaper so think that counts:) Oooo I do love it when something I make works for a few challenges!

Stuff: Sugar Nellie stamp-Miss Clause buy her and her friends here, copic sketch and ciaos to colour, shimmerz bling in gold glimmer from here, MME Merry Days of Christmas from here, metallic gold crocheted ribbon/lace from here, sewing machine, su sentiment, flowers from cuttlebug die, pearls from stash.

So have you ordered your Christmas Mangas yet? They're flying off the shelves! I think this is my 6th christmas card made-at this rate I might actually be quite organised and not in a mad rush in December but I doubt it;) Tis all part of the fun isn't it?!

Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you might leave me-they make my day! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my Stamp Something card:) Enjoy your evening! Huggles xxx

Wednesday 16 September 2009

Quixotic Blog Hop Day!

Afternoon everyone! Special fun day today-its the first Quixotic Paperie Mini Blog Hop! And...it's even more fun because you can win stuff!! Want to know what? The prize for hopping and leaving a comment on each design teams post (links further down) enters you into the draw to win: 1 Shaela Fairy Stamp (Paper Makeup) with sentiment, 1 Shimmerz Pixie Dust, and 1 bag of mixed charms! Cool huh? You will have until Wednesday 23rd September at 1pm GMT so loads of time, and the winner will be drawn later that day!

Ok, so now I've got you hooked in with prizes-hehehe I'll tell ya about my card! All the design team and the fabulous guest Designer for this month have all had the same stamp and sentiment to play with. The stamp we've used is Shaela Fairy Stamp (Paper Makeup) available to buy from Quixotic here, such amazing value at £4.95 which includes the sentiment!

I decided in the end to go all sparkly but with a bit of a shabby feel and got my MME Laundry Line papers out which are all glittered-they're so delish! I coloured Shaela in with copics but used Shimmerz bling on the wings and ice stickles to the sparkler I also went over her dress in Shimmerz paint in fire brick red. Also added the shimmerz to the punched flowers too for extra sparkle! This was such a fun image to play with, and I can't wait myself to see the other dts creations! I've also popped her up to add dimension with some silicone glue. Here's a close up:~

Stuff: Shaela Fairy Paper Makeup Stamp with sentiment from here, MME Laundry line paper stack here, copic ciao and sketch pens, Shimmerz blingz in gold glimmer here, Shimmerz paint fire brick red here, fancy pink hat pin here, metallic crocheted ribbon here, ice stickles in crystal ice here, distress inks, sewing machine, core'dinations card, mcgill buttercup 2 inch flower punch, xcut flower punch.

Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop off to be eligible for the fantastic prize!!! Here's the list of the other design teams' blogs you need to hop to!

Have fun!!!

Monday 14 September 2009

First Ever Sugar Nellie Design Team Card!!!

Evening everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend?!I think I'm getting over my cold and chest infection now, feeling tons better:) I was absolutely spoilt on Saturday-I got 4 fabulous parcels through the post-my 1st Sugarnellie dt kit (sooooooo exciting!), my blog candy from Tara, my blog candy from Cass and a dt package from Quixotic! Totally spoilt right?! Tellin ya, they proper cheered me up:) Thanks so much to Tara and Cass for the blog candy-it must have been my lucky week last week, and the goodies I won were absolutely scrummy!

So I had to ink up some Sugar straight away-was a tough choice but I went with the cutie from the Sugarnellie Autumn Kit. The Kit is such fab value at £23.99-you got loads of stamps and really sweet accessory stamps perfect for the insides of your cards or projects. As my card is all Autumnal it fits perfectly for the OCC this week which is Fall, and Whimsy Challenges who want to see Autumn colours-I chose brown, green and blue with a touch of copper. Here's a close up:~

Stuff: Sugarnellie Autumn Kit available here, copics to colour, DCWV The Green Stack from Quixotic here, metallic crocheted lace here, buttons here, sizzix original flower die (total bargain from ebay last week), raffia from stash, hero arts sentiment here, distress inks, nesties, sewing machine, core'dinations card, martha stewart punch.

Keep an eye out over at Funkykits....the new christmas mangas should be on sale Tuesday/Wednesday and I am pretty sure there will be sell outs and you definetly don't want to miss em! Right, am gonna get back in my craft room now and do some more stamping....there's some rubbah calling...Huggles xxx

Friday 11 September 2009

Stamp Something Dt Card-Favourite Embellishments!

Afternoon lovely crafty bloggy people! This might be a bit of a long post so get a coffee:) Hope everyone has had a great week-and it's almost the weekend so what could be better? I'm sorry I've not been about much this week really, have got a cold and chest infection and little Leo is full of cold too bless him and this cold has been killing my mojo;)

So the main reason we're here....Stamp Something! I'm quite excited to see who may have made the top 5 from last week-the entries were fantastic, it's very hard to pick just 5 favourites! But...todays challenge is to use your favourite embellishments. Another fab one! My fave embellies are button, ribbon and raffia so I've gone a bit mad with em;) hehehe. I hope you find time to play with us at Stamp Something this week-love seeing your entries and don't forget we have fab prizes and you can combine our challenge with others;)

Stuff: Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl 'Party Princess', copic pens to colour, MME papers and MME Laundry Line Papers available here, sewing machine, distressing tool, heart charm available here, buttons from here, raffia lace available here, organza ribbon from stash, sewing machine, big bite, raffia from stash, nesties and cuttlebug.

I also want to bring your attention to my fellow Design Team member Erin's card drive for her neighbour Paige who is only 13 and is in hospital very poorly after a boating accident. She has had to have part of her arm amputated, and the doctors are working to save the rest. She will be facing months of recovery, all of which is very costly in terms of medical expenses. If you pop over to Erin's blog you can read about all the details and ways you can help but Erin is asking anyone who is able to send a card to cheer her friend Paige a little. Also Denise, my teamie and owner of Whimsy stamps has a digi image especially for Paige that you can download and $3 of which goes to Paige's medical expenses. I'll be showing you my card for Paige using the Whimsy digi on my blog soon:)

In the UK we are unbelievably lucky to have the NHS, and all those who work so hard for us within the service to care for us, we don't have to pay for our medical care, and when you have kids or someone close to you becomes ill it makes you appreciate it all the more. So please send a card to Paige-even better if you get the Whimsy download to make it with:)

I also wanted to show you the new Sugarnellie stamps that have just become available in the past couple of days, for 'It's a Girl Thing fundraiser, the proceeds of which go to Breast Cancer. Be really quick with these, they're flying off the virtual shelves and are very limited edition. As you can probably tell from the very recognisable artwork the illustrators are Linda from the Home Grown range, Diane Duda, and Leanne Ellis. Gorgeous aren't they?

Oks, before I go just want to quickly tell you about some gorgeous new things Quixotic Paperie has just got in stock this week! The new CC Designs stamps have arrived! Yea! Looky at these cuties! Who can resist?! Not me that's for sure!

Also in stock are the new Helz Cuppleditch stamps from Stampavie-soooo cute, the new Sarah Kays (christmas), more charms and pearls. If you want these for free, then enter my blog candy to win a £20 gift voucher for Quixotic Paperie and 1 Sugarnellie stamp of your choice! Well that's it from me today! Have a great afternoon and see you soon, tomorrow probably;) Huggles xxx

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Mojo Style!

Afternoon everyone! Hows your week going so far? Tis a lovely bright sunny day here:) I haven't played over at Mojo Monday for quite a while and they've got a great sketch this week so I thought I best have a go:)

I've dug deep and pulled out me BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers,a fave of mine so they only get to come out on special occasions these days since its a bit tricky to get more of them for some reason:) I also had some BasicGrey elements stickers and so I used the vines of them to make a stork for the 'flower' that I've fashioned for this gorgeous Sugar Nellie manga girl to sit in. Here's a close up:

Stuff: Sugarnellie Manga girl available to buy here, copics, BasicGrey urban prairie papers, urban prairie elements stickers, bling from stash, nesties, cuttlebug, sewing machine, silver cord from Quixotic here and black crochet lace from Quixotic here, stampin up sentiment, distress ink in broken china, core'dinations cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave! I love reading them! I shall be back later today with candy so keep your eyes peeled LOL. Huggles xxx

Monday 7 September 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Guest DT Card

Hello lovely crafty people! Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and for those in the US that you're enjoying your long weekend!

Some weeks ago Vix emailed me to ask me to be a guest designer for her new challenge blog Crafty Cardmakers. I said yes of course and am very happy to have been asked and so this is my guest design team card! The challenge this time is a sketch-it's a nice simple one which you can either keep simple but of course can modify a bit and add 'extras' if desired. I've pretty much kept to the layout but have tilted the elements.

The papers I've used are all MME 29th Street Market and I thought this beautiful SugarNellie stamp called Reflective was a perfect match to the pretty papers. She's coloured her with copic pens and I then did my usual by adding distress ink in milled lavendar to the outside of the image and edges.

Stuff: Sugarnellie stamp 'Reflective' buy it here, copic ciao pens, MME 29th Street papers, Prima flowers, spacer from Quixotic here, ribbon from stash, distressing tool (tim holtz), distress ink in milled lavendar, sewing machine, martha stewart valentine lace punch, woodware grass punch.

I'm also going to enter this at Creative Inspirations as their theme is lilac, purple and grey (the little branches are grey with a bit of distress ink added) and Copic Creations as their challenge this week is to use your fave colour combo using copics (first time entering there!).

If you've not checked out Crafty Cardmakers please do-especially if you're new to joining in challenges or even cardmaking-there is regular tutorials and useful information-and fabulous prizes! Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for popping by and any comemnts you might leave-they make my day!

Friday 4 September 2009

Stamp Something DT Card-Favourite Stamp

Afternoon everyone! Tis Friday and that means it's time for another Stamp Something DT card! Great theme we've got for you this week-use your favourite stamp or stamp set! Fun one right? We've also started a top 5 each week so another incentive to play! I recently won the Miss Anya dressy set and I'm lovin these sweeties so just had to use one for my project this week! Must say it took me ages to actually make this card as it just wasn't 'working' then I looked at miss anya and the way I'd coloured her and thought she looked like santas little helper! And so it became a Christmas card and it all came together!

Stuff: Miss Anya Dressy set available here (get em quick!) coloured with copics, MME laundry line and Christmas papers available here (frame die cut from paper pack), sewing machine, core'dinations cardstock, organza ribbon from stash, mcgill and xcut punch for flowers, woodware grass punch, spacer available here.

The layout is from the gorgeous sketch at Stamp With Fun and over at Crafty Creations they want to see us use 3 or more pieces of patterned paper so am entering it there too. I really enjoyed seeing your creations last week so please do join us again! Thanks for popping by today and for any comments you might leave for me-they make my day! Huggles

Thursday 3 September 2009

Simon meets Whimsy

Evening everyone! Hows your week gone? Not long till the weekend! Wohooo! I've made a really fun card to show you this evening!

I got the delicious DCWV Green Stack recently and decided today I'd stroked it enough and was time to play! The first thought when seeing the papers was that this adorable Whimsy Owl would just go perfectly-I think this owl is just the coolest owl image ever! The layout for the card is from Simon Says Challenge-tis Heidi's birthday today (Happy Birthday Heidi!!!) and there's a special prize for this weeks winner (I live in hope!). Am also entering this over at A Spoonful of Sugar as their theme this week is distressing, Practical Scrappers whose theme is stamps and Whimsy Challenges-they're theme is 'touchy feely' and over at Pollycraft Monday they want to see our animal creations!

Stuff: Whimsy Owl available here coloured with copics, DCWV The Green Stack available here (and on sale atm!), core'dinations cardstock, sewing machine, jute ribbon available here, mcgill and xcut flower punches, woodware grass punch, spacers available here, bling from stash, tim holtz distressing tool, distress ink in broken china.

Did you notice the cute clouds? They're actually from the Green stack too-that paper is such a fun collection-I just cut it out and went crazy with the silicone glue. hehe. Well that's it from me today, and I'll be back tomorrow with the my Stamp Something dt card so please come back and see me! Thanks so much for popping by and any comments you might leave-I love reading them and it makes me feel like i'm not just waffling onto myself! Huggles xxx

P.S. I mentioned earlier that I have 2 brand new copic ciao pens in light grape and green gray that are duplicates that I'd like to swap if you have any duplicates-just email or leave a comment otherwise I guess I'll pop em on ebay so I can get some newies. Thanks!

New Lovelies Arrived at Quixotic including Miss Anya Dressy!

Just a quicky post to let you know that Elaine has had a huge order of goodies today! Do you want to get your hands on the new Miss Anyas Dressy set? Click here to get yours! There is a ton of new goodies so head on over to Quixotic and fill your baskets:)

Copic Duplicates-Anyone want to swap?

Afternoon everyone! I just got an order today of some copic ciaos, as I'm slowly building up my collection and daftie that I am ordered double on a couple. My 2 duplicates are light grape and green grey so was wondering if anyone didn't have those colours and has a couple of dups themselves can you email me if you fancy exchanging:)

I shall hopefully be back later with something to show you but my dt card seems to be taking longer than I thought-think my mojo might be on a jolly today!

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Exciting News!!!!

I've been bursting excitement since late last night and I wanted to share my good news! I've been picked to be on The Quixotic Paperie Design Team! I am absolutely thrilled! I am soooo grateful for this wonderful opportunity!

The other permanent design team member picked was Judy. Me and Judy are joining:

and of course Elaine (the owner)

and these lovely ladies have been picked to be guest designers each for one month :

What a wonderful start to September! I can't wait to get started!

If you haven't checked out Quixotic Paperie then please pop along, the products are beautiful and all at excellent prices. A feature I particuarly like is the shipping is calculated according to the weight of things in your basket-really fair! I hate it when there's a flat rate shipping and you only want tiny things like charms!

Thank you sooooo much Elaine for picking me and to Kim and Carole as I know they helped in the selection too:) Have a wonderful day everyone! I for one shall be grinning like a loon! Huggles xxx