Paper Craft Sale

NEW DATE Sunday 6th Feb 2011, 11AM - 3PM. FREE entry, Old People;s Welfare Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Nottingham. Loads of bargains and Stampin' Up! Make and Takes too.

August 30, 2010

Double Design Team Post

Ooh eck how have I managed this? I normally plan my DT projects for Monday so that I get one on each blog, not this week! So I'm sorry but it's two for one today to save me doing two posts. I would but it's my wedding anniversary today and after a hard slog at a car boot sale this morning I have wine and a takeaway to look forward too with Hubby. We've made it to seven years without an itch!! Actually we've been together for 15 years now and married for seven of them. Anyway, getting on with it.....Let's start with Cupcake Craft Challenge being as I set the theme this week. It's to use a digi image or sentiment on your project. I made these thank you cards:

The patterned papers and floral image are both digis from Pink Petticoat. I couldn't make just one, never can with thank you cards!

I'm entering the challenge at Pollycraft with these as the theme is 'add a little nature'.

OK - now pretend you're reading a new post now............

This week at Die Cut Dreams our challenge is Soft Shades of Vintage! Now me and vintage don't always go so well together, but I'm getting more used to it (I think!) and came up with this:

I used the sweet image from CC Designs and shaded her with Copics and cut her out. The paper and ribbon are both K&Co I think. A few matching pearls to finish, feel they're necessary with vintage for some reason!

With this one I'm joining in with:
Right, tea to make for the boys then baths and bed (eventually) and me and Hubby have a gift of some champagne, I think a takeaway and a film or something!


August 26, 2010

Thank you boy

Yesterday I had a fab time with my Dad and Step Mum. If you're reading thank you!!! I gave them a handful of thank you cards to take home with them to give out to family for birthday presents for Blake and other gifts the boys have been lucky enough to receive. This is one I made for Zac's cousin Alex because Alex always gives Zac some clothes or DVDs and he even gave him his Thomas the Tank Engine scooter!! So here's a thank you card for Alex:

I've used the Thank You boy image from the Digi Stamp Boutique and coloured him with ProMarkers and Copics. The papers are from my stash and I think are Doodlebug and the brads were lurking in a drawer somewhere too!

I love this image, there's a Thank You girl one available too. I'm joining in with:
 Well, I'd better go and make my boys some breakfast now before they start shouting at me!


August 25, 2010

WOYWW and magic paint

Wednesday again and time to share my mess and stash with Julia over at Stamping Ground - now known as the Queen of snoop! So here's my desk, still not cleared up from my last crafty session where I made some Christmas cards:

Hmm what else is going on - oooh my lovely friend Tracy treated me to a Cuttlebug folder on Saturday - there it is next to my tape gun, can't wait to use that! Thanks Tracy, such a fab surprise! Also an empty washing tablet box. Not sure what to do with it but something stopped me from chucking it in the recycling!

No pics of theboys again but I have to show you this photo I took yesterday...

Zac looked out of the window and said 'Mummy, Mummy - magic paint in the sky'. I think that's just so cute. Right hop over to Julia's blog and join in the snoop! I've a busy day ahead, my parents are driving down from Manchester and we're off out for lunch, just me and Blake as Zac is off to Hubby's parents for the day as usual on a Wednesday. My folks won't get here until lunch time so me and Blake are going to spend some quality time sorting through my soon to be retiring card Stampin' Up! card and ink pads ready for my sale on 4th September. If you're in Nottingham give me a shout and I'll send you an invite!


August 23, 2010

Tilda in lemon

Now I'm not a fan of yellow but after making this card, I have changed my mind!! At Die Cut Dreams this week our theme is 'Tilda in Lemon'. We have a guest designer spot up for grabs and a surprise too! Here's my card:

I've shaded Tilda with Copics and ProMarkers and popped her on a couple of Die Cuts from Mrs Sugar. I cut them in half to form a seat for Tild to sit on. The patterned paper is from the Sweet Pea stack by Stampin' Up! as is the sentiment and all punches used. The ribbon and brad are from my stash.

I think I'm coming round to liking this little lady again!! Please pop over and join in with our challenge, we can't wait to see what you create. I'm going to join in with a few challenges myself:

August 22, 2010


Sorry, I always hear Sylvester Stalone screaming that in my head whenever I see the name Rocky! Showing my age now lol. Anyhoo, Rocky is one of the fab new images this month over at the Digi Stamp Boutique. Isn't he fun? I made this collection of Christmas cards with him:

I've shaded Rocky and family using Copics, but to get the red really bright I always add a little Lipstick red ProMarker - works for me!! Here's Rocky and family:

Here's Rocky Robin himself:

And here's Rocky with Christmas pud:

I'm not a fan of Christmas pud, I always have something else on the Big Day but this one looks scrummy. The patterned card strips and red card are from Stampin' Up! Christmas Jingle kit and the brads and ribbon are Stampin' Up! too. I think these images look fab combined with these goodies and I think I'll be seeing a few more Christmas cards with this little fella on! I'm joining in with a few challenges:

August 17, 2010

Very much missing

Oh my word I haven't been able to log into blogger for ove a week, well I got in on Saturday morning for about 8 minutes and then got booted out again! Finally all seems OK again so I have some serious catching up to do. So over a week late but posting these two cards anyway. The first is my last weeks design team card for Cupcake where our challenge was to use lace:

I used a cute CC Designs stamp and one of my favourite colour combos of pink and green. My green lace is by Doodlebug.

My next card was for our use fabric challenge at Die Cut Dreams.

All supplies on the card are Stampin' Up! except the fabric cupcake which I cut out using a nestie die.

I shall do my best to catch up with you all this week and get back on track. I've missed blogging but have been so busy too, my sister in law got married at the weekend so we were away and had the most fabulous time. More on that another time.


August 07, 2010

Come and do Christmas with me!

How do you fancy making a start on your Christmas cards and projects and enjoying some fun time with other crafters too? My Christmas all day classes might be just the thing for you! I'm running an all day class on three different dates at different venues and they are going to be so much fun! Here's a taster of one of the projects we'll be making:

So when and where?

Sunday 12th September - Linby and Papplewick Village Hall, Linby. Nottingham
Saturday 25th September - Waggon and Horses, Arnold. Nottingham
Saturday 9th October - Somercotes Parish Hall 

All classes are 10.30 - 4.30 and cost £30. This includes all the products needed to make fabulous Christmas cards and gifts including the bag shown above. You will also get a FREE raffle ticket which you'll want to keep hold of as there will be a raffle at each event with incredible Stampin' Up! prizes to be won on the day.

You will need to bring your own basic tool kit including a ruler, pencil, paper folder, adhesives, scissors and a hole punch. A basic kit can be ordered at time of booking so please ask if you'd like one.

Places are limited and do need to be booked in advance. A deposit of £10 secures your place; payment in full is needed as follows:
  • Linby Village Hall - Friday 27th August
  • Waggon and Horses - Friday 10th September
  • Somercotes Parish Hall - Friday 24th September
Hot and cold drinks will be provided however lunch is not included so please bring a packed lunch with you.

Please book early to avoid disappointment - the Somercotes class is already over half full.

Hope you can make it - it's going to be such good fun

August 06, 2010

Summer Treat

Mmmmm mmmm don't you just love ice-creams piled high like this:

This is the scrummy new 'Summer Treat' from the Digi Stamp Boutique. I've coloured mine with Copics and used one piece of patterned paper by DCWV for my background. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up! and I punched out three strawberries to make my embellishments. My sentiment got squashed as Blake climbed up and grabbed it after I'd cut it out - monkey!!

I'm joining in with a couple of challenges:
Have a fab weekend

August 05, 2010

Summer Quencher

Oooh I lurve cocktails and couldn't wait to use this fab new image 'Summer Quencher' from the Digi Stamp Boutique.

Sorry about the shadow over the card - didn't realise until I'd uploaded it! I've coloured the cocktail with Copics and used oodles of glitter for the liquid. The patterned papers are all from the DCWV citrus stack and I think the bright colours are fab with this image. The sentiment and punches are both Stampin' Up! The cocktail image is part of this months offer of the month - so hurry up and get yours.Cocktails always remind me of Summer weddings and I'm off to one next week - chin chin!!

I'm joining in with these challenges:


August 03, 2010

Cute and girly

This fortnight at Creative Card Crew our challenge is 'Cute and Girly'. We have a huge design team now with loads of projects to inspire you. Here's mine:

The DT were all given digi images to use and I thought this one looked lovely against a plain white background. I've shaded her in green and lilac and added loads of glitter. Then punched the edge of the card and added a patterned strip inside to show through. I matched it up on the other side with a coordinating piece of paper and a lime green ribbon.

I'm joining in with:
I'm on a mad dash to bring the washing in as it looks like it's about to start raining!

August 02, 2010

Get out your gingham

This week at Die Cut Dreams we have a fabulous challenge to use gingham on your projects. We also have some new Design Team members with loads of creative ideas to inspire you so please take a look at their work. Here's mine:

I've used a CC Design stamp and shaded her with ProMarkers and done some paper piecing on her dress and the butterfly too. The papers are DCWV and are from a stack I haven't used in ages.

I apologise for the short post, but I forgot to blog this today and now I can barely keep my eyes open!! I'd better be quick and join in with: