Sunday, 12 December 2010

Christmas cards 2010

i need to sort out the focus on my pictures, sorry for the poor images.
commissioned card.

Christmas cards 2010

hanglar stranglar easel card.
this girly is very sweet, also can be used for birthdays.

not posted for a long time

wow its been ages... not really managed to do what I needed, did promise son that we would have a table at the christmas fair this year. so will start to get ready in the new year ready for 2011

ive made some cards, some aren't finished yet.... but i really want to post them..

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

christmas cards

bought this stamp in the nec.. i'm a fan of the easel card this year. also used penny black tree thats from a clear set.
papers are from a stack and bazzil card.
glamour dust glitter applied with the quickie glue pen

coloured in with copics

spellbinders snowflakes and glamour dust for sparkle.
lotv saying stamp
lace trim from stash

spray and stick is fab and i'm so glad that I brought some

sorry if image not in focus, i will re post tomorrow

Valentines blog.... Poppies

penny black stamp backed with stampin up backing papers and poppy from wild orchid craft pop over and see the cards

Monday, 8 November 2010

things I got @ the Nec

pc is very slow.
penny black slapstick stamps.. 2 for £7.95
penny black wooden stamps... they've usually got loats of bargains.. but as it was sunday, i suspect they were allready eaten up by the time i got there. i love the bargain bucket, so go back about 5 times, i saw the girl and sleigh go in the box, i was like a mad woman lol excuse me!!

ink for stamping. also some lily of the valley stamps... omg they are all so sweet. but i can't start buying lots of them. i've preordered as they sold out but some christmas mesages that they are going to post out to me.
glamour dust and lots of ribbons and charms
box maker for my new cards.
lip trays for my really usefull boxes, celo bags and some more ez mount.
wow, not sure if i missed any

next big one is ally pally.... so going to find out what day thats on...

things I got @ the Nec

wow, had a lovely time. made a list and almost got everything i wanted...
here are my purcahses.
advent box.... hmm better get on and get this sorted.
copics.. lady said there will be another rpice increase on these soon... :(
sadly i've done it again, forgot my chart and purchased 2 colours that i have allready got.
notepads. these are really sweet.. painted them allready just need to decorate now.
ranger dauber paint
stick and spray... wanted to try this, as i'm fed up with using paper for backgrounds as it always manages to crumble underneath, so hopefully tis will stop now. and y old fav silicone glue

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Hanglar stranglar

Before going to Scotland I had ordered some of these beautiful stamps, before now you could only buy them in if you were living in sweeden. I know funky kits was trying to get them to the UK.

While looking at a blog i noticed that they were being sold on ebay.... wow!!! they go fast, so if you see them get them straight aweay.

I know have 2 kits and they are just so sweet.

here is my first card.... spent all day yesterday in the shed with the tv on... making this card, its not yet finished but i wanted to share it with you. havn't been on here for ages, so bout time i posted something.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

hanglar stanglar

ooo i've been really naughty... the money that hubby gave me, i got the spellbinders circle eyelet and and a set of hanglar stanglar stamps... awwwwwwww there so sweet arrived today, but i dont want to cut them up :)

and the rest ive used to get some ez mount :)
i cant wait, will need to be brave and use them :)

Friday, 15 October 2010


oooo sunday 9th I will be at the NEC to buy more crafting goodies, not that i need anymore.. and i need to promise to keep my shed tidy...

will need to make a list of the things i need and not to impulse buy... as a treat my daughter is coming...


wow!! what a drop in the temperture, not long now till our break... allready got my thermal vest on lol.... but iy does work :)

really want to do some crafting its 22.25 out here, and think its to cold to walk outside to my shed... decided i will have to buy some parafin to fuel the lovley fire in the shed... so that s my job tomorrow, little lad has a birthday party...

mind you shed is such a mess, so with the fire on it might get me a bit more organised, before the garden starts to freeze..
sat on pc with my ipod.. bryan ferry..

oooo love bites def leppard
been naughty and not made a card for the penny black saturday challenge, so maybe make one tomorrow after the big clean up ....
have a great weekend

Monday, 11 October 2010

penny black card

these papers are lovely, made an easel card not sure i'm into these cards but i will be making my christmas orders in this style.

my spellbinders snowflake 2010 arrived and i really wanted to use it on my card, cut the snowflake out and then to find it was to small, so ive cut another one, and cut it up then using the spellbinders circle dies i stamped the image and coloured in with my copics
ribbon with a knot.
sizzix die tag for the greeting, and spellbinders off cuts for the snowflakes.
also after putting it all together i have used star dust stickles to sparkle up my snowflake

being really lazy at the moment

i just dont feel like doing much at the moment, i'm going to post a card, i've not even finished hoping that i might be bale to get my mojo back and get on with it.

i think its 75 days to christmas, and there's lots to do. Ive got orders to do, hopefully i will be abl to get some of this done when in Scotland.
Then it will be realy getting down to some serious card making, as I will have orders to do then, and i dont want to be rushing to my family's cards

Friday, 8 October 2010

penny black challenge

been really naughty and threw this together, a christmas cracker. I brought these about 2 yrs ago, they've been sat in the cupboard, when we go to Scotland i might take these for a challenge.

They are from poundland i think theres 6 in the box for £1. used penny black stamp and spellbinders snowflake 2010

its not very exciting, but i did want to play along with the challenge, as i've not really had much crafting time this week


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Not long now!!!

OOO Scotland isn't far off now, hubby has been very kind and given me £50 to spend, but I just don't know what to get it with it.
I'm not allowed to have any of the crafting bits till we are in scotland :(
i know I want the spellbinders eyelet circle die. hmm... what else do i need??

I've just purchased some more lovely flowers from wild orchid crafts, naughty really as i've not yet used the ones hubby bought me ages ago, but thats because i've not got the colours right... so hopefully now i will be able to use them.

Day off tomorrow so i'm going to have a go with the penny black challenge, and I also need to meet my twin for Lunch, and then CSW in the afternoon.

have a great weekend!!

Friday, 1 October 2010

ST Ives

I didnt take many pictures, but the ones i have taken... are all out of focus.... think i need to get my eyes tested

Valentines stampin up monthly blog challenge (October)

"Starstruck" is the title for this months challenge.

ive used stampin up papers.
penny black image

star with 16 was for my advent calender 2009 but my local tesco never sold them :(
ribbon with the cut out stars i think was from the scrapstore.
flowers petaloo
small flowers from wild orchid crafts
and nesties

its raining

I havn't been on the computer for a long time... and not really missed it... have missed that i've done no crafting that seems for ages..

last weekend we were in ST Ives... aww its so lovely there and i'd recommend it to everyone... on the way down hubby let me pop into westpoint for the craft fair, i spent more money on food that crafting goodies... sadly i booked the holiday and forgot ally pally :(

I did buy tim holtz flower die that seems to be oos on the websites that i usually visit. and some faux gems

Its october today and valentines card challenge was "starstruck" you have to use Stampin up products on your card.

also I need to sort out our trip to Scotland next month.... the lady wants us to be sorted today and i need to get a day off work.... aghhhhh!!!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Penny black sketch

OOOO i wasn't sure if i was going to get on with this sketch, but recently I have purchased lots of different 12x12 papers.
this paper is from echo park. and also used bazzill card that was a huge pack from qvc.

the card is 8x8 my favourite size at the mooo

penny black stamp that i've cut out and placed on top of a spellbinders circle that has been embossed with the cuttlebug embossing folder. snowflakes are spellbinders from last year.
robins nest drops... but sadly you can't really see these, so i might have to get (a new buy... some faux pearls) and the saying that you also can't see very well, is a purchase that i got last year and miss placed :) but its from stampendous... its very tiny but very sweet.

Valentines stampin up monthly blog challenge (september)

Septembers challenge, you must use a stampin up product

torqouise, yellow, black

i've made a post it note and calender bia pad
penny black image
saying is from stampin up


hiya, not been logged on for ages... had an awful cold that didnt want to leave.. I need lots to do on here... thanks again to *scrapcollector* I just need to now find out how to get my award down the side of my blog page.... if anyone could help that would be great. Then I can pass on to other blogs.... which i'm really looking forward to doing :)

also Valentine aka clair and sharni has asked me to be a designer on her stampin up monthly challenges... which is great. Quick pop over and take part in septembers... and then October's challenge won't be far away.

I also need help to do a permanent link to clair's blog on my blog..... oh I just don't know how these things work :)

have a great weekend!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

A huge Thank you to Yenni Natalia

This lady has some lovely cards... and she is also a Penny Black addict just like me!!! please hop over and have a look

Thank you for giving me this award, i feel like jelly... i didnt think there was anyone out there.... :)

There are some things I need to do. but as its getting late I will do those tomorrow..

not 100% sure if I'm doing it right... so fingers crossed


Penny Black saturday challenge 117

here is my card for the penny black challenge

purple, cream, brown

dcwv paper
penny black stamp
wild orchid flowers
prima brown lace
sizzix die

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Cats whiskers


please you have to see the beautiful blog and all the cards, i try to pop on here everyday to see what else has been made. there is now fab candy to be had... so please pop over and say hello

Friday, 3 September 2010

found blog

take a peep. i've added my card :)

blog hopping

tut, could kick myself... i was blog hopping earlier.. and one had a challenge for blue and flowers... i've gone to the shed and made my card... do you think i can find the blog now lol


can anyone point me to the right place....

here is my creation lol

papers: winter wonderland
stamp: penny black retired
papermania flowers
glossy accents

quick card for a 3yr old

Didnt have lots of time, so I had to be quick as I wanted to catch the postman. Walked half way to post box and remembered i hadn't put a stamp on the envelope

penny black stamp
white pen
bazzil card

still feeling poorly

managed to do shopping...

dosed up on beechams...

just remembered its my friends little girl's birthday tomorrow, so i'm off to the shed quickly and make a card before last post...
ummm what stamp shall I use???

Penny Black saturday challenge

Hiya, I think the challenge was "summer fun" off to make sure.. otherwise i'm gonna have to make another card :)

i was close... its summer lovin.
I started this card last saturday, only stuck it all together on wednesday.. and then today thought i needed some leaves.

papers: i think they are my minds eye, a huge stack
handmade hand
flowers: petaloo

feeling poorly

not feeling 100% :( i think its only a head cold, but i'm very rarely poorly, but yesterday this hit me really bad... so spent the afternoon and evening in bed..
today just feel really sore... my day off today and would love to be out in the shed, so i might have to get a hot squash, dressing gown and blanket... and see if i can play with my bits.

enjoy your weekend!!!


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

oooo cupcake stand

the works are selling cupcake stands.... oooo can't wait to fill it up..

yummy yummy

Bev @ all the things I love

WOW some great candy to be had.. pop over and have a peep

Monday, 30 August 2010

My lad

Oh dear, My son's school holds a Christmas fair, I've told him I would book a table, a friend from work is coming to help me sale my goodies...

so thats cards, post it books, calenders etc to make.... i think I better get a move on :)

will keep you posted!!!

also been naughty and ordered some bits taking advantage of free P&P over the weekend, and not finished yet... i think i need basic grey eskimo kisses to add to my list :)
enjoy the rest of the day

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Please click on the penny black images...

I've now photographed all my penny black wooden stamps... there might be a couple hiding out in the shed...... wow not sure how long I have been collecting i'd say probably no more then 5yrs...

i just wish i was in america.. and then i could bake cakes and visit PBSTAMPS.COM and buy lots and lots of penny blacks.... Dick has a great selection.... and its like christmas getting a parcel all the way from the states

WOW!!! 77 penny black stamps

I'm no sure I want to know how many black stamps I have... i think it must be over 100. i have 77 shown on here, i'm of to photo the rest...I also have some of the clear sets but won't be taking photos of them.

craftsulove have free P&P till monday, so i've just purchased the scor bug and they also sell cake making bits... so i think i've purchased some sugar... the type you see on cakes in expensive shops... and free P&P can't say no.... i've been waiting for almost 2 weeks to get the email for free postage :)

daughter bought me the hmmingbird cakebook.... yum the cakes are lovely, especially the cupcakes and frosting to go on top... I have lots of sprinklings to go on top of the cakes but i really wanted the glittery sugar.

started the topper for my penny black saturday challenge card, using copics... the new colours that i bought are great... artymiss still has free postage, i think till the end of the month.
shed is now half tidy... but i can't help myself.... then i start to craft lol

Friday, 27 August 2010

I would also like to say a big thank you to Scrapcollector, for a mention on her blog. her cards are fantastic... and she's also a penny black addict. go and have a peep


Things to do!!!

Things I need to do...
update my penny black gallery... I have lots of stamps, Can't help buying Penny Black they are just so sweet...
I have placed bids on ebay for some new ones, 2 days to go..

tidy shed!!! wow what a mess, but there is always enough room to squeeze in and make a card..

OOOO my camera is fixed.... what a worry, the lens just needed a good clean... all my pictures have a black mark on them.... but at least they won't from now on

not long till the YCC starts up and runs.... and this will be my 2nd year off attendance so i need to get clicking with that.

have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

penny black

not sure i like the colour combo on this one

new cards

christmas card. penny black stamp i think its last years