Wednesday, 15 December 2010

DT Call

Hello to you all and thank you for your lovely comments from last week. Last week at school as we break up for Christmas on Friday Yeah!!! Can't wait then I am back to normal only working half days when we return next year..
 On to this weeks challenge at ICS as you can see from the title we are looking for some new DT members to join us in the new year. Please take at look at the ICS blog. I am really enjoying my time on the team.
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Happy Birthday Holly ..

I really am getting fed up with the snow and the cold weather. I really don't like it and much prefer it when it is warmer. A change this week a a card I made for Holly's birthday which was on the 5th Dec. I can't believe that she is 8yrs old. Where has that time gone. I have used the sketch at ICS this week as my basis for my card. Please pop over and have ago at their sketch if you have the time.

I have used:

Penny Black Stamp - Never mind Shelty
Stampin up - Mini Sentiments
Kelly Panacci - Faux Stitches
Hero Arts Flowers
Unfortunately today for our family we had some bad news. My husbands father died this afternoon so please forgive me if I do not comment on your cards this week.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Let it snow ...

Well we have a little snow now well actually about an couple of inches or so. Holly not to happy as making her walk the mile to school and home again, as I refuse to drive as the roads are not clear. The exercise will do us both good although it is very cold. On to this weeks challenge at ICS this week. We have another great sketch.

I have used:
Tilda Magnolia  Stamp
Christmas Circle stamp
Woodworks - Leaf punch
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace punch
Embossing folder

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

O Christmas Tree

Hope all is well with everyone in blogland. Time for me seems to be flying past far too quickly and I am so disorganised and so unprepared for Christmas this year. This christmas number was created for this weeks ICS challenge. Our sponsors are DZ Doodles and the image I used is one of their digi images which I just fell in love with for its simplicity.

I used:
Digi image - DZ Doodles
Kelly Panacci - Faux Stitches

Thursday, 18 November 2010

ICS challenge..

I am so sorry this post is late but have big problems with internet provider messing up hence they cancelled our internet. This happened on Sunday and only just got it back!!! (After a several  long calls to them) My post for the ICS challenge this week.

I used:
Penny Black stamp
Stampin Up - Sentiments
The Greeting Farm - Whimsical wishes
Tattered Florals - Tim Holtz

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christmas !!!

I am so unprepared for Christmas this year. Unfortunately everything seems to be snowballing this week, where to begin. I am working full time until Christmas so have very little time to craft due to commitments at home taking priority.To top that Nicks dads has been put into rest bite for a week but we still seem to be called upon from his mother (when will it end!!). This week (today) would have been our little girl Ashleigh's 3rd birthday so emotions are all over the place as well. So please except my apologies if I don't get the opportunity to look and leave comments on your blogs for a while...

Now onto this weeks challenge at ICS we have a sketch to follow this week. Please come and join us.

I have used: Stampin up - Winter Post Stamp
Sizzix dies - tag, lilly of the valley leaf & holly
Scrap papers & recycled ribbon

Many thanks for taking the time to look.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

For Something Different...

Well another week has passed by and this week at ICS we have been asked to make a box using one of the templates from our sponsor DZ Doodles. Something different for me as have never made one!!! I found this a bit of a challenge just trying to print out and assemble.... but got there in the end.

I have used lots of punches for this box they include: Martha Stewart - Doily Lace,
Stampin Up - Mini tag & bird & finally EK Success - Photo Corners.
Stampin Up - Sentiment stamp
Whiff of Joy - Swirl stamp

Not a bad attempt after it took so long to make and think of how to decorate.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Well school half term is nearly over and all I have done is decorating Holly's bedroom. (Pink just like my card!!)Not sure why but when I saw this image it just had to be lots of pink!!! Not really my style but you have to move out of you comfort zone a little. Loved making the flowers and so easy to do using a flower punch, brad and water!!

 I have used:
Digi Image - Fresh Brewed Designs
Stmpin up - Word
The Greeting Farm - Whimsical words
Woodware - Flower Punch
Marianne Design - Creatable (flower)die

Thank you for looking at my card.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Magic Mushrooms

Thought I would have a little bit of fun this week with the digi image provided by our sponsors at ICS. I printed this image out 3 times then coloured and layered it up. (although this doesn't really show in the photo) I thought as it was autumn and I have seen alot of mushrooms and toadstools about I would give the image a bit of an autumn feel with the colours.

I have used:
Digi image- Fresh Brewed Designs
Kelly Panacci - Faux stitches
Whiff of Joy - Swirl
Stampin up - Mini Tag & Word Stamp
Promarkers to colour

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my card.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

We Three Kings....

I have made my first christmas card thanks to the challenge this week at Allsorts, which is song titles. My title is We Three Kings. The stamp I have used has been in my collection a long time in fact one of the first I brought!!!
I have also entered for the following challenges Inky Impressions - Anything Goes and Ellephantastic - Anything goes.

Receipe: Rubbadubbadoo - Bethlehem Stamp Set
              Stamp away - Sentiment
Whiff of Joy - Swirl
              Paper Mill - Christmas Tree & Sentiment
              My Minds Eye- Christmas Paper
              Sizzix - Meduim Layer Flower (shrunk on shrink plastic)
              Stickles - Lime Green 

Thank you for taking time to look at my card.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

An Autumn card

Well another week has passed by and I can annouce that I made the top 5 last week on the allsorts challenge I can't believe it. Onto to this weeks sketch for ICS. I have created the following card with one of my favourite stamp companies at the moment  The Greeting Farm.  As it is now autumn the colours have inspired this card along with the annual pumpkin parade in Spalding!! (it is to celebrate the harvest of the pumpkins which apparently Spalding is the biggest grower of in Europe...)

The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia on a Journey stamp and sentiments
Inkadinkadoo -All Hallows Eve stamp set
Kelly Panacci - Faux stitches
My Minds Eye - Paper

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my card.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Allsorts Challenge Travel

This week I have decided to have ago at a challenge as the card I had made for this weeks ICS Challenge fitted in with Allsorts challenge too.

The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia On a Journey
Stampin Up - Winter Post & Fabulous Phrases
Kelly Panacci - Faux Stitches
K& Company - Life's Journey paper

Many thanks for all your lovely messages.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

ICS Challenge

What a hectic week so far. Father in law has been rushed into hospital with rapid dementia and seizures. We have been in out of hospital for the last 4 weeks but finally they have admitted him to a ward. Work is a nightmare the child I look after at school has come back to school this year like the devil child. ( I am sure I will be hitting the bottle soon!!!) And finally I am having to do all the homework with Holly and  things round the house due to husband flitting to and fro from the hospital. So hence the lack of cards on my blog recently. Hopefully all will sort itself out soon.
On to my card this week for ICS challenge. Please take a look at my other DT members cards.

I have used:
Stamp - Sugar Nellie Manga Girl # 2 and The Greeting Farm - Butterfly Wishes (sentiments)
Promarkers to colour
Scrap paper and Linen Thread.

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my card.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Christening Card

We've been invited to our nephews daughters christening so I thought I would take the opportunity to use the sketch this week at ICS to make her card.

I have used:
 LOTV stamp - Baby blanket, Whiff of joy - swirl, Stampin Up - Smal script & Fabulous phrases
Martha Stewart - Doily Lace punch & Sizzix - Bunting Die (a bit of the ends to make flags)
Promarkers to colour
Rub on's for the name on flags

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my card.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Dressing Up .....

 What a windy day I think autumn is definately here. Most of Holly's apples have been blown off her apple tree today and those that haven't I picked off before they got bruised and battered. Her tree was laiden with apples this year the most I have seen since she received it as a christening present back in 2003.
On to my card for today. This is the card that I made for Holly's school friend Mackenzie for her 8th Birthday. I used the sketch from ICS this week as my inspiration.

(Inside of card)

I have used the following:
Lili of the Valley Stamp - New Hat, Stampin Up - Fabulous Phrases &
Whimsical Words, My Minds Eye - Swirl, Whiff of Joy - Swirl
& Kelly Panacci - Stitches
Bazzil & scrap paper from stash
Promarkers to colour & Versa Cube - Pinecone

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Close your eyes, make a wish & blow !!

This is my card for the ICS challenge this week. I had a bit of a diseaster as I read my email wrong and the image I used below had been printed out for next weeks challenge not this week. Ooops!! So I had to hurry and make this card before my deadline. That will teach me not to read my emails properly. I thought it was only fair to use the image provided by the sponsor as they were sponsoring us too and not one I already had. Then whilst under pressure the following words came into my head "Close your eyes, make a wish & blow!!" This was a memory from my past (well not that long ago) of what I do when I pick a dandelion seed head. So with out further or do here is my card sponsored by In Style stamps

The Sketch

 I used:  Digi image - In style stamps & My Minds Eye - Dandelion stamp
Scrap paper, hessian from stash
Woodware punch - flowers 2 sizes
Promarkers to colour
Own sentiment

Thank you for taking the time to browse.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Monster Party

What a wet start to the week. I do hate it this time of year when it rains. I have created this card for a friends son who was nine on Sunday. Now he can be a little monster hence why I thought this card would suit him. I am also entering it for the Squiggles Challenge where you can do anything as long as you use one of their stamps.

 I have used: Squiggles stamp - Monster boy, Stampin up - Fabulous Phrases,
My Minds Eye - Swirl, Kelly Panacci - Stitches & Catslife Press - circle stamp
Stampin up - Papers & Bazzil
Alittle shrink plastic & watercolour pencils to colour image.

Many thaks for taking the time to look at my card.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sassy Pirate

Well thats the school holidays over with and back to the normal routine again. It doesn't feel like we have just had 6 weeks off it has flowen by....
The card below was created using the Inspirational Card Sketch for this week and using a digi image from our sponsors this week Sassy Studio Designs.

I have used: Sassy Studio Design - Pirate Penny digi image, My Minds Eye - Wild Asparagus     
quilt look stamp,& Stampin Up - Whimsical Words stamp set
Woodware - Leaf punch, Stampin Up - Branch punch & Marianne Design - Creatable (flower)die
Pages from old dictionary & scrap paper
Promarkers to colour image & Tim Holtz - Distress Inks for edges
Stampin Up - Ribbon, Linen thread - stitches

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

All things Bright & Wonderful!!!

Well as the holiday draw to an end I thought I would make a bright card. I have used the ICS sketch for this card please come & join in the fun we would love to see your creations. So here is my card.

I have used:

LOTV - Fairies on tiptoe stamp, Kelly Panacci - stitching, Stampin up - Sentiment & Whiff of joy - Swirl
Papers ???
Promarkers to colour image
Nestabilitie - Labels 2
Stitching using -linen thread

Thank you for looking