Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Top Tip Tuesday - Week 4

Good Top Tip Tuesday morning to you all!

This week over at Top Tip Tuesday it's my turn to pass on a Top Tip :)

We have 3 fab sponsors once again...


...3 fab prizes again this week!

My Top Tip this week is all about RECYCLING, 
pop over to see what I do with this lot...

To be in the running for one of the prizes all you have to do is add a tip to your blog this week - it can be a full tutorial or just a line or 2 in a post - and then link your post to Mr Linky over at Top Tip Tuesday.
2 prizes will be picked by 'Mr R. Andom' and then the Top Tip that week will picked to win the Top Tipper prize!

So pop over to get a few tips, leave yours for others to ogle over and you could be a winner.
Don't forget that pen and pad
(should have quite a few tips in it by now from the last 3 weeks!).

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Some Weekend Playing!

Hi to all of my fab blogger buddies - hope you are having a great weekend wherever and whatever you are doing :)

I've just finished a card that I wanted to get into a couple of challenges for this weekend - cutting it short again!

I've used the gorgeous image 'Delores D'ammage' from Kenny K and coloured her with Promarkers. I used my scoreboard to emboss some Gem Stones card for the backing piece and punched out some flowers for the base panel.

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into.....

Stamptacular Sunday - Grid (the embossing - to match her fishnets!)

KennyK'sKraftyGirlz - Stitching - faux stitching added around the edges of all pieces. I'm too late :(

Passion for Promarkers - Make your own flowers

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Top Tip Tuesday - Week 3

Good Top Tip Tuesday Morning to you all :)

And what a great Top Tip Tuesday it is.....

We have a new member on the TTT Team to say a huge
to this morning!

Maggie is a wonderfully talented crafter
 - and the tips she posts on her blog are fab -
we're so lucky she said she'd join us.

Maggie's being thrown in to the deep end - she's the TTT Tipper for this week - and has posted a fantastic tip over at TTT for this gorgeous Grunge Flower...

So if you want to know how to make it pop over to TTT and she'll talk you through it!

Don't miss out on the chance to win some gorgeous prizes from our wonderful sponsors this week:


3 wonderful prizes again!

So get those top tip thinking caps on, post about you tip on your blog and go link it to TTT - you may win a random prize - or be picked by Maggie as her Top Tipper!

Don't forget your pen and paper to jot all of those gorgeous tips down - and pop back over to TTT through the week to make sure you don't miss out on that tip you've been waiting for ever to know!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Platinum Wedding Anniversary!!!

Hi All :)

A couple of days ago I had a text from a friend asking me to make a card for a 70th Wedding Anniversary! ....I know - I had to text her back to make sure she hadn't made a typo!

How fantastic is that.....70 years of marriage - Wow!!!

Straight away I new what image I was going to use - I've wanted an excuse to buy it for ages - and this was the perfect one!

Jack & Ginger by Mo Manning. I fell in love with this sweet couple when I first saw them and was straight over to Mo's fantastic shop to buy them - $5 very well spent too :)

I also followed the challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog - 'White on White' ...although by time I'd finished with my antique linen distressing ink there's not a huge amount of white left! I do hope the fact I started with white counts!!!

I just love colouring Mo's images and love to print them quite large - this card is 21cm x 21cm, I thought such a huge occasion needed a larger than normal card too!

I embossed 3 panels with my Cuttlebug and added some wide organza ribbon, WOC flowers, pins and pearls. The hearts are using a MS punch.  I layered all of the pieces onto silver mirri board - I've not yet seen a Platinum one! The sentiments mention their names, Platinum & 70 years - I wanted to get them all on!

Although my colouring skills aren't as great as some of you out there, I can't not show you a close up of the happy couple.....

and here's a close up of the flower detail.....

There are a couple of challenges I'd like to enter this card into...

Mo's Digital Pencil - White on White

ABC  - D for Distressing

Secret Crafter - Anything Goes!

Pile it On - Layers

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Top Tip Tuesday - Week 2

Good Top Tip Tuesday everyone!

I hope you all grabbed loads of top tips from our first Top Tip Tuesday
- I know I did!

This week it's the wonderful Moriah's turn to pass on her Top Tip
- a fantastic 'Altered Clipboard'.

This tip has given me so much inspiration - I want to make a wipe-clean 'To Do List' board, a recipe holder board for my mum, a 'Clean My Room List' board for the kids (Hah .......as if!!!!!!),
I just need to go out and buy more clipboards!

This week we have another 2 amazing sponsors...


If you're not familiar with their images pop over for a look.

Pop over to TTT and find out how Moriah has altered her clipboard and to see the wonderful Softpencil image that she has used too.

Lianne will also be announcing the winners of last weeks prizes -
did you link one of your tips?
If so you may have won!!!

Thanks for joining in with our new blog, leave us a link to your tip post and you could be in the running for one of the prizes - and give us a shout if you make anything with our featured tips, we'd love to have a look.

Don't forget your pen and paper to jot down those tips - you could even make a Top Tip Tuesday altered clipboard to store them all on!

Monday, 13 September 2010

The Last 2....

.....cards for this weekend!

A really quick post too as I have to get to bed or I won't be up for work in the morning!

The first card is made using a Penny Black image, watercoloured with my pencils, a little ribbon and a knot and finished with a few gems.

The challenges I'd like to enter this card for are...

Penny Black Saturday - Mens/Boys Card

Allsorts - Colours of Autumn (brown & green, the orange leaves have blown away!)

{Cupcake Inspirations} - Photo

My second card is using one of the fantastic Manga stamped images - I've not used these stamps for sooo long - it should be illegal! I've coloured her with my Promarkers and used Dovecraft 'Piece of Cake' papers. I cut her out with a Nestie - making sure I left her feet dangling over the edge so she sits nicely in the circle. I've added a peeloff cupcake, flower buttons and CB corners to finish.

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges.....

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch & Buttons

Passion for Promarkers - Sweet Treats

Thanks all - hope you had a weekend as crafty as mine!

Sunday, 12 September 2010


I'm on a bit of a roll this weekend - I've even managed to add inserts and pack up a few cards to take into work tomorrow - everyone keeps coming in my office for cards but my box is empty!!!

This card is made using one of Kenny K's amazing digi images - this little sweetie is called - Troublemaker! I've watercoloured her...................I can never work out if her hair on the left side is her hair or the side of her hoodie!!!!

I'd like to enter this card into this week's KennyK's Krafty Challenges where the spec is to do some embossing - I've embossed a circle of mirri board in the Cuttlebug for Troublemaker's background.

Off to see what else I can get done today!

U R Purrfect!

I managed another card tonight......even tho it's now tomorrow!

There a few challenges I'd like to enter this card for - and will explain the card as I go through the challenges.

Sketch & Stash - I do hope those over at S&S don't think my take on their fab sketch is a bit 'off''! The image was a little too large to make the horizontal and vertical panels any more to scale! My UNUSED stash was the stamp I used to make the flower - It was a freebie on August's CraftStamper Magazine, I had to take it off the mag to use tonight!

ABC Challenge - Charms...................The gorgeous cat charm to give it a little more purrfection!
I'm too late :(

Wild Orchid Challenges - Pearls & Pins..................The gem topped pins placed through the flower were from my local 'Family Value'
(but don't tell anyone!)
Adhesive pearls used to add a little more glamour(puss) - sorry!

Creative Inspirations - Lace & Sparkle......................The lace is from WOC (and it has a little sparkle running through it). I also added some sparkle to the roses with a clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen. My FV gem pins have a good amount of 'sparkle' to them too :)

Cute Card Thursday - Play on words.........
..........have you any idea what my play on words could be???

The image is a gorgeous Penny Black (unfortunately this weeks PB is for a card for a man - so I'll have to make another one as this may be a bit too 'pretty').
 I watercoloured the image - well, I watercoloured it ages ago - I just took it out of my 'pre-coloured image box' tonight........I love that box!  ;)

The sentiment is made from Doodlebug rub-on letters.

Before you go I'd love you to pop over to see Jacque - she has some wonderful news :)

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Swirls & Pearls

Well I've managed to do another card today - albeit a quick one! I took delivery of some essential craft goodies this morning and one item that really excited me was the piece of card the lovely lady that packed my goodies had popped in the package to stop it squashing! The fact that I can get excited over something, that a little while ago I'd have called rubbish, I blame on you lot - my fellow crafters ;)

I've used a KennyK image that I'd Water Coloured ages ago - whilst in Penrith Crafts back in July actually with Helen & Uma, the day after Samantha's Wedding!

What do think of my FREE card blank then!

As I'd printed the image so big (the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned with KennyK's fantastic digi images!) the card didn't have much room for anything else.

I punched a scalloped edge and used the waste for the opposite side and also the tiny pieces to highlight the scallops.

I then found some ribbon to pick out the colour I'd used for her eyes.

I'd like to enter this card for...

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Swirls & Pearls

Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday, 10 September 2010

My Top Tip Tuesday Doily Flower!

Hi :)

If you've been over to Top Tip Tuesday to join in with our new type of challenge blog you'll recognise this next picture!

It's one of Leanne's Doily Flowers - well it's actually one I made last night following her tutorial - and it was sooooooo easy!

I've not put it on a card yet - it's still in the 'topper' form - but I couldn't wait to show you!

Thanks Leanne for the fab tutorial and I can't wait to make more 'Top Tip' toppers!!!

If you've not yet visited Top Tip Tuesday - pop over now to pick up tips shared by loads of clever people out there in Blogland!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

A Challenge Card At Last!!!

Hi All,

At last I've managed to do a challenge card - not the 2 or 3 I was planning - but there's always this weekend!

It was my Gran's birthday today (well yesterday, as it's now 'stupid o'clock'!) and the sketch over at Lili Of The Valley was just perfect - as was the LOTV die-cut I used. I just love their selection of die-cut images, they are beautiful!

I've used some gorgeous flowers and lace from WOC who are sponsoring the LOTV challenge this week - isn't that lace fab!

I cut the image and matt with my Nesties and have used some Gemstones card.

Thanks for popping over and don't forget to visit the new Challenge Blog that I'm lucky enough to be part of Top Tip Tuesday where you can win prizes for sharing your tips!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Top Tip Tuesday has arrived!!!

Good Morning!!!

I do hope my practise run with Mr Blogger is paying off!

Well today is the first every Top Tip on Top Tip Tuesday - How exciting!

If you've not yet come across TTT we are a new type of Challenge Blog - rather than asking you to make a card or project with a particular theme or brand we are giving prizes away for sharing your tips!
How cool is that?
A blog full of new tips every week - and the possibility of winning a prize too!

Each week the TTT Team... Leanne, Anne, Dawn, Moriah & myself - will take it in turns to pass on one of our favourite tips. You have the chance of winning 1 of 2 prizes by adding one of your favorite tips - check out the TTT Blog for full details.

The Top Tip Tuesday Blog was the idea of the wonderful Leanne and as the owner of TTT she is the first of us to pass on her tip...
 A tutorial on making Doily Flowers......you have to check them out - they are fab!

And as this is our first week we have 3 fantastic sponsors...

...pop over to check out the fab prizes but don't forget your pen and pad as there will be a shed load of tips to collect too!

Monday, 6 September 2010

It's out of the bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...............The reason I had to practise with Mr Blogger!

I'm on the DT of

How cool is that?

Click on the icon to pop over now for an intro to the whole TTT Team

(and the best thing is Leanne has the only photo of me to ever enter Blogland!)

Our new challenge blog starts tomorrow

See you then!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

I Need To Practise!!!

Something very exciting is happening soon........................and I need to make sure I know how to get Mr Blogger to post for me! Therefore I am practising the practice of schedule posting (can't you tell I had to look up in the dictionary to see if I was practising or practicing!!!)

Visit very soon to see what I'm waffling on about!

Edited to correct my spelling! Note to self - make sure I use spellcheck before scheduling!

Todays Nappy Cake!

I know it's only just 'tomorrow' but I couldn't wait to show you!

Here's the Nappy Cake I made earlier and delivered to a very happy lady :)

Socks rolled into candles and placed into booties.....

Here it is wrapped and ready to go.....

and a close-up of the card attached.....

The inside of the Recipe Card, listing all that's included and the sizes.....

I LOVE making these - although I'm sure I've told you that before!

I'm planning on getting a challenge or card done tomorrow - after the Christening - and will also show you the Christening card I managed to do - didn't get the crib done but I did manage a candle :)