Friday 5 February 2010


Sorry I've gone AWOL on you again - Ben is off school with a chest infection and has not been a very patient patient!! I hope to be back later today. Thanks for your messages and e-mails peeps - I appreciate it.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday # 98 - Spots and Dots

OH MY GOODNESS did we ever have a bumper entry last week on Cute Card Thursday- over 400 entries!! Guess you all like flowers then ..........

......... so let's see how much you all like this week's challenge "Spots and Dots".

The DT have ROCKED this theme and we have another fabby sponsor and prize too so pop on over to the CCT blog and have a look-see.

Magnolia's Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers and I've used paper from Papermania Chatworth A4 paper pack and SU card, with Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment is SU and ribbon is from the local florist. Bit of a panic actually as that was the last of it and I really hope they still have it in!!

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Lip Gloss Holder

You know me - I liked to be organised so yes this does say "Happy Mother's Day"!!

I got this Lip Balm Gloss Holder template from Splitcoaststampers too and have had it a looooong time. I'm in the mood for making different things at the moment (you may have noticed) so it was time to dig it out. I know the lip gloss bottle is empty but I make my own and it doesn't keep the same as shop-bought so I am waiting until nearer Mother's Day to fill it up.

I've used the sketch from Spoonful of Sugar for the front cover and as the image is so large it also qualifies for Saturday Spotlight who want to see large items on your creations this week.

This cute bear is from Lilli of the Valley and is just so perfect for Mother's Day isn't it?!! I've coloured with Promarkers so am entering this into this week's challenge from Passion for Promarkers which is "All Creatures Great and Small".

Paper is from Basic Grey Two Scoops collections and card is SU. Sentiment is Elzybells. I've used a Magnolia Stamps swirl on the hearts. The two circles inside are from Stamps Away and SU.

I'm off food shopping tomorrow. Booooooooo!!

Post-it Note Holder

I am really loving having a good old root around Splitcoaststampers' Tutorials and found this fabby Post-it Note Holder yesterday. It's so easy to do and really effective.

I have used the sketch by Jeanette for Friday Sketchers for the lay-out, although I have moved my image from the centre to the right so I could fit the SU sentiment on.

I have coloured the gorgeous Penny Black hedgehog with Promarkers and used Glossy Accents on the hearts and balloon. Papers are from Forever Friends Pink Parfait paper pack. Card and ribbon is SU and the punches are Martha Stewart.

The theme this week from Penny Black Saturday is "Someone Special" and as I've got butterflies I realised it also qualifies for this week's challenge on Quixotic Challenges.

Thanks for looking - I'm off upstairs to see what else I can do with my Scor-Pal!!

Monday 1 February 2010

3 in 1

I've been wanting to make one of these lovely gift box cards ever since I saw Rach do the tutorial on the Whiff of Joy Inspirations Blog. It's so easy to follow and is a really great project.

The image is from a totally new line by my old blogging friend Nicola (My Paper World) and it's the first of what I hope will be many digi-images under the line of Pretty in Ink. She just perfect for a get well wish or to send to a friend and is a dream to colour and cut out.

I have used Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers and SU card with SU stamps and sentiments. Punches are SU and Martha Stewart.

I am entering this into three challenges 1) Spoonful of Sugar who has a freestyle theme this week 2) Stamp Something who theme is "Delicious" and 3) Pile it On whose theme is "Enough of Winter Colours".

Thanks for looking. The next person I know who gets a stinking cold is in for this little treat!!