Friday 4 November 2011

Have a good one!!

I will be missing until the new year now as we are going on holiday and then I am having an op for an ongoing health problem so I would like to wish all my lovely bloggy friends a very merry Christmas.

Thursday 6 October 2011

CCT#185 - Time for Cake

Yummy theme this week on Cute Card Thursday - all things CAKE!!

I have used this fantastic stamp from Lilli of the Valley and coloured with Promarkers. Went a bit mad with the glitter lol!! Card is SU and paper is Basic Grey. Some seam binding, punched flowers and swirls finish it off.

Sunday 2 October 2011

Seaside Hanging

Another swap a while ago on UK Stampers was to create a mini hanging. I used Adirondack dabbers for the background and them various Magnolia stamps and some shrink plastic, a few small shells and an Impression Obsession sentiment to make this seaside themed one.

Thursday 29 September 2011

CCT#184 - Animal Crackers

Another nice easy theme this week from Cute Card Thursday - use an animal as your main image on your card.

I've used a Penny Black hedgie coloured with Promarkers and finished with Glossy Accents. Paper is from Basic Grey Indie Bloom paper pack, bling is Prima E Line and sentiment is from Twiddleys.

Monday 26 September 2011

Altered Matchbox

Another altered swap on the UK Stampers Forum. This time a matchbox. I used this blank from The Fruit Pixie and coloured it with Adirondack inks. The stamp is a Prima clear one. Inside is a Tim Holtz tag and little charms.

Thursday 22 September 2011

CCT#183 - Sketch

WOW we had an amazing response to our "Anything Goes" challenge last week on Cute Card Thursday. Sorry if your entry ended in a number "2" and you didn't get a visit - that's my number and I have had a medical mishap this week which has stopped me sitting at the computer for any length of time.

This week we have a fabby sketch by Mindy for you to follow.

I've coloured this Magnolia Tilda stamp with Twinkling H2O's and Promarkers. Papers are from Echo Park "Splash" paper pad. Pearls and brads are SU and made with a Waco pen.

Thursday 15 September 2011

CCT#182 - Anything Goes

Nice and easy - do whatever you want this week for us on Cute Card Thursday!!

I have used this Magnolia Tilda stamp and coloured her with Polychromos pencils (still enjoy playing with these every now and again!!). The papers are from Cosmo Cricket "Odds and Ends" Mini Paper Stack, flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment if Craftwork Cards and die-cuts Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Altered CD Swap

Another altered item from a UK Stampers Forum swap. This time it was to alter a CD.

I decided to make a clock as I have had movements FOREVER and never used them lol!! I used Adirondack dabbers on the fingers to make them metallic. The paper is from Prima Botanicals 6x6 pad and is over-sprayed with Glimmer Mists using a Tim Holtz mask. The sentiment is from a Paper Artsy set and the other stamps are from Crafty Individuals. The numbers are peel-offs from Anita's Glitterations range. Some chain and charms finish it off (thank you Crop-a-Dile!!).

Sunday 11 September 2011


Following on from the sardine tin swap a few of us on the UK Stampers forum entered into a tuna tin swap. This is mine.

I painted the tin with gesso and an Adirondack dabber before covering with paper stamped with a Papermania chandelier stamp.

I cut some chipboard for the dividers and a piece for the lid, decorated and added a little Websters Pages button on top. A few little embellies for the inside and it was ready to swap!!

Thursday 8 September 2011

CCT#181 - At the Office!!

My word I don't know where the time is going at the moment. I have been busy with my modest little harvest and all the jam/chutney etc. making that that brings. I have also been getting inky with Art Journals, some altered projects and other lovely things that make me smile.

This week on Cute Card Thursday we want to see stationery and office products on your creations - staples, paper clips, bulldogs clips etc.

I used a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Promarkers to make this card for my husband's nephew. The background was made using this month's free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine. The sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps set and the embossed "Rock" is from the bottom of a Papermania stamp with a guitar on it. Lots of staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher grunge it up a bit.

Thursday 18 August 2011

CCT#178 - Weddings

Ooops - bit late but it's still Thursday!! Nice one this week on Cute Card Thursday - "Weddings". Good time of year to have one in stock and we have our fabby regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp offering a fantastic $20 prize this week!!

I've used SU card and Designer Digitals paper with this beautiful Lilli of the Valley image, which has been coloured with Promarkers and finished with Flower Soft. Some SU pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid and Ribbonbox ribbon finish it off.

Thursday 11 August 2011

CCT#177 - Clean and Simple

Another scheduled post from me this week for Cute Card Thursday so please do pop on over to the blog for sponsor details and to admire the DT's lovely creations.

This week the theme is Clean and Simple - which I find VERY difficult!! I've used Basic Grey Kioshi paper and SU card with a Penny Black image coloured with Promarkers. Some twill and a Craftwork Cards sentiment finish it off.

Thursday 4 August 2011

CCT#176 - No Designer Paper

I am scheduling this post as we are away so please pop on over to the Cute Card Thursday blog for sponsor details of this week's challenge and to see the Design Team's beautiful creations.

I have used SU cardstock and a Penny Black stamp coloured with Promarkers, with the SU marker sprayer for the background. I used a Stampin' Around wheel for the card's paws background and an Elzybells sentiment (gosh I still miss that shop!!). I used EK Success punches for the corners and SU punch for the sentiment. Some bling and velvet ribbon finish it off.

Thursday 28 July 2011

CCT#175 - Sketch

A sketch by myself this week on Cute Card Thursday. As usual it's nice and simple - you can make it as fancy as you like!! Our regular monthly sponsor Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is offering a fabby prize so it's definitely worth joining in.

I've used this cute Greeting Farm stamp and coloured her with Promarkers and some Glossy Accents. DP is from K&Co Sweet Nectar pad and card is from SU. A Lost Coast Designs sentiment punched out with an SU punch, some Card Candi and ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons finishes it off.

Thursday 21 July 2011

CCT#174 - For His Eyes Only!!

Something a bit different this week on Cute Card Thursday - we want to see your creations for the Man in your life. As you will see from the DT samples on the blog some of the cards as a little saucy and others are for the younger cheeky men in their lives. The choice is yours, show us your saucy side, or show us your cheeky side! Plus this week we are sponsored by Karen's Doodles so join in with us!!

I have used a Kenny K download for my husband's Father's Day card, which was a few weeks ago here in the UK. She's coloured with Promarkers and Glossy Accents. I used Nesties to cut out the shapes in SU card and some Modge Podge Hardware to frame the computer-generated sentiment. Some Card Candy, die-cuts and ribbon finish it off.

Of course what my husband really appreciated is that I used our own car for the lady to lean on!!

Thursday 14 July 2011

CCT#173 - Going Round in Circles

YEY - I managed another post actually ON a Thursday!!

A really brilliant challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday - circles. Simples!! The DT have created some stunners as usual and we have our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp offering a fabby prize.

I've used MME Wild Asparagus paper and SU card with some Grand Nesties to make this card. Tilda has been coloured with Polychromos pencils and finished with Glamour Dust. I used Martha Stewart and Woodware punches to make the flowers and some Prima E-Line bling to finish it off. Sentiment is Cuddly Buddly.

Thursday 7 July 2011

CCT#172 - Lace

(It really IS Thursday today!!) A theme that is bound to be really popular this week on Cute Card Thursday - Lace and we have a $15 prize from our regular sponsor Stamp Shoppe Creations!!

I have used SU Card and Basic Grey paper with multi-coloured lace and lace leaves from goodness-knows-where!! Sorry I just cannot remember - if you know please enlighten me!! This gorgeous CC Designs Swiss Pixies is one of my favourites and she's been coloured with Promarkers and Glamour Dust. Some bling, old Prima flowers and a Whimsy Stamps sentiment finishes it off.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

CCT#171 - Technology

(Let's just pretend it's Thursday) This week on Cute Card Thursdaythe theme is "Technology". Pop over to the blog for all the Design Team loveliness and sponsor details.

My Robot stamp is by Pink Cat Studios and I've coloured him with Promarkers and Glossy Accents. The papers are My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots and card is SU and from stash. I've used Tim Holtz Gadget Gears dies, Nesties and Silver Card Candy for the accents. (I don't know what that funny blob is on the bottom - it isn't there in real life!!)

I've been really busy getting our house ready to go on the market, which is why it's so quiet here. I hope to have more play time soon!!

Friday 24 June 2011

CCT#170 - Sketch

Waddya mean it's Friday??? Let's just move along with the excuse that I've been "proper poorly" and I'll tell you about this week's challenge from Cute Card Thursday which is a fabulicious sketch by our very own Lisa. We are sponsored this week by our regular sponsor Kraftin Kimmie Stamps so join in!!

I've used SU card and the paper is from My Mind's Eye Stella & Ruby "Hattie" paper pad. Gorge CC Designs image is coloured with Promarkers, flowers are Prima, ribbon from local florist and sentiment is Craftwork Cards.

Thursday 16 June 2011

CCT#169 - Birthstones

Something a bit different this week over on Cute Card Thursday in that we want you to make a card with your birthstone colour on it!! There is a chart on the CCT blog with all the birthstones on it for you to check out and this week we are sponsored by the fabby Tickled Pink Stamps too!!

My birthday is August so my birthstone is Peridot. A bit horrid actually - oh how I long to have been born in April so I can get DH to buy me lots of diamonds lol!!!

I've used SU card and papers from K&Co Sweet Nectar collection along with this gorgeous Lilli of the Valley image, which I have coloured with my Polychromos pencils. A bit of bling and an SU sentiment finish her off.

Thursday 9 June 2011

CCT#168 - Pins & Pearls

A really great theme this week from Cute Card Thursday - pins and pearls :-) Plus we've got a fantastic prize of a $20 credit voucher on offer for one lucky entrant from our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp.

I've used My Mind's Eye "Happy Go Lucky" papers from the Lime Twist collection, as well as SU card, ribbon and punches, Marianne & Whiff of Joy dies and pearls pins from Cuddly Buddly. Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers and finished with glitter. The sentiment on the card is SU and inside is Paper Makeup from Quixotic Paperie. A big of bling from Prime E-Line finishes it off.

Thursday 2 June 2011

CCT#167 - Embellish It!

It's Thursday again which means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday which this week is sponsored by another of our fabby regular sponsors The Stamp Shoppe.

The theme this week is "Embellish It" - we want to see your cards that have had the main image embellished. It can be whatever you like....glossy accents, glitters, papers, ribbons, gems....your choice!

I have coloured this CC Designs stamp with Promarkers and embellished her with Glossy Accents and Glitter. Card is SU and DCWV and the papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Tuesday 31 May 2011


On the UK Stampers Forum we had an altered sardine tin swap and, as I do like something a bit(!) different I thought I would give it a go. I stared at it for a few days and just couldn't get away from the "fishy" feeling so went for this fabulous stamp designed by Suzi Blu for Unity Stamps. She's called "Elena Seaside" and I think she's guarding all her treasure. Is the gentleman whose picture is in the locket the jewel-eyed skull in the chest? Only Elena knows the truth ...............