Friday, 11 December 2009



Having a busy time as usual with xmas coming up and heaps to do. Haven't even finished my xmas shopping. Shame on me! Here is a little summary of pictures of some of the things I have done this year artwise, some murals and some black and white art. Have lots of other projects going on at the moment. Will put some pictures up when I get the time. Have got a week left of college and work and then...phew...the holidays. Can't wait. Have a great week and thanks for coming by.

Thursday, 3 December 2009



Sorry I have been absent for a few month. Started college fulltime and still working 3 jobs..ekkk...and my father passed away so have had lots to do! It's all sorted now so I am ready for a new start just before christmas. Hope everyone is having a great time doing their xmas crafting. I will be back soon. Have a great month! Hugs Eva.xxxx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Cupcake challenge - Thanks a bunch

Monday again, don't even know where the weekend has gone. Busy, busy! Managed to make my card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenges, I only have three weeks left on the DT, so I am making sure I am not missing out. This week the theme is "thanks a bunch", I have made my card using my "My Minds Eye" DP again, and had to use this cute Sugar Nellie image Annie by Leanne Ellis. I coloured her in with promarkers as usual. Ribbon is from Bo Bunny again, used it all now so have to hit the local craft shop to get some more, loooove the polkadot ribbons. The sentiment is from SU and the lettering for "Louise" i did using my Studio G alphabet cube (which I love, it's soo versatile). Stick on bling from Ebay (£1 for 200, bargain!!) Have a manic week ahead of me. Going to Sweden on friday for a week and have college and work all week and lots of tidying in the house, since mother in law is looking after my kiddies when I am away. Jikes! Better get on with some housework and washing so it doesn't pile up on me during the week. Thanks for coming by and have a great week.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cupcake challenge - Cute as a bug

Morning. Another monday. The weeks are passing so fast, it's hard to keep up with everything. It'll soon be christmas! Have to get on with my xmas cards if I am going to manage making them all. Here is my DT card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenges. This week the theme is "cute as a bug" and is sponsored by Bee Crafty. We all got a digi stamp to use. I have used "whimsical girl". I coloured her in with promarkers. The DP is from My Minds Eye. Really like the fresh colours. The ribbon is from Bo Bunny. The sentiment stamp is from SU and I also used a couple of SU punches for this card. I am away to college, have a great week.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cupcake challenge - 58 - Distressing

Hope you all had a great weekend. I had no work all weekend so that was great just to catch up with the housework and a little bit of diy. This weeks over at Cupcake the theme is "distressing". I have made a card using My Minds Eye papers (again..) , love the green and brown autumn colours. For an image I used a cute Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie. I coloured her in with promarkers. The sentiment is from SU (also used the punches from SU for it). The ribbon is from Anitas, the charm and pins are from Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. The stick on gems I got on Ebay. Really enjoyed this. Sanded all the papers and inked the base paper to make it distressed. I am away to go to college. Have a great week!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenges - 57 - Pearls and Swirls

Happy monday everyone. And it's a sunny one too. Got some spare time today since only had college in the morning so I am turning the house upside down cleaning. Here is the card I made for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme is pearls and swirls. I have used a cute Anya image. I coloured her in with promarkers. The papers are from My Minds Eye. Really like the zingy colours and it was a real bargain aswell. The flowers are from prima, the pearls and jewels I got on Ebay. The charms I got in the local craftshop Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. Used my Cricut machine to cut out the "16" and my little alphabet cube from Studio G for the rest of the lettering. This card is for a girl at my college, she has her 16th birthday on thursday so we have all signed it for her. Right I am away to sort this house out and enjoy some sun before it goes away. Have a great week!!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Cupcake challenge - Red, blue and white

Good morning everyone. Monday is here again. Can't believe how fast the weeks are dissapearing. Christmas is not far away. This card I have made for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme is red, white and blue. I have made a clean cut card using only plain cardstock from the papermill in Aberdeen. I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters out and the football logo I found on the internet and just printed it out. Very simple but I love the colour combo. Having a busy day today. College til 7pm..ugh....but it's sooo much fun. Getting our uniforms today, sooo excited! Anyways thanks for popping by and have a great week.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Cupcake challenge - 55 - Recipe 3,2,1..

Monday again and OMG I am up early to publish this post since I have to be in college for 9am and finish 7pm and then straight to work 7.30 pm. So here is my card for this weeks Cupcake challenge. This week there is a yummy recipe to follow;
* 3 buttons
* 2 papers
* 1 ribbon
I have used a cute Anya image for this card.I coloured her in with promarkers. She is sooo cute and funky. The DP are from DCWV, from two different stacks. The ribbon is from Doodlebug, the charm I got in Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin. The buttons and cardboard shapes are from stash. The "believe" stamped sentiment is from Hero Arts (clear inchie stamp set) and the little stick on pearls I bought on Ebay. Oh and the little green safety pin I got in a craft set from Tesco's(!!)Phew, having a busy time. Got tuesday morning and afternoon off so hopefully I will have time to finish the cyber girl mural I am currently working rest for the wicked..I must have been so bad...hahah...have a great week and thanks for popping by.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Cupcake challenge - Shaped card and blog candy winner

Hi everyone and thank you for all the lovely comments I got on the blog from the Cupcake Birthday blog hop. My winner for the individual DT member birthday candy is Victoria over at Blue Jelly Too. Please email me your addy at and I will send your parcel asap. Sorry it took me days to put up this post. Have started college on monday and been working at night and never had time to go near the computer. It's crazy, don't know where the days have gone. This weeks challenge over at Cupcake is to make a shaped card. I have made one with a cute little decopage fairy. I made this at a friends house so not sure where the papers are from. Having a busy time fitting in my college, work, kiddies and my illustrating and mural work..phew..think I have done it again, taken too much on. But I like being busy so hopefully I will get into a routine and it'll all be dandy. Thanks for popping by and hope you join in the challenge this week. Have a good evening.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenges 1st Birthday, blog candy and blog hop!

Monday again and today is the official first birthday of Cupcake Craft Challenges. We have lots of treats today. First of all there is some lovely candy to be won and all the DT members are providing a prize aswell. This week the theme for our challenge is "something sweet" and the extra option is to use a cupcake on your card. For the card I made this weeks celebration I have used two Squiggle stamps (a cupcake and a sitting Daisy) I coloured them in with promarkers. The DP I used is from My minds Eye. The ribbon is from Anita'cakes, the pins from Williams and the stick on pearls I got on Ebay. My Cupcake birthday candy consists of a cute Squiggle stamp (same one as on my card), some papers from My minds eye and some matching embellisments and ribbons. All you have to do is join in this weeks challenge and post me a comment with a link to your creation for a chance to win. Now on to the blog hop;

Welcome to the Cupcake Craft Challenges 1st Birthday blog hop!

If you have just come from Erin's blog then you are in the right place! I am Evelina and all you need to do is leave me a comment to be eligible to win my blog candy and then you need to hop on over to Ida's blog and leave a comment there! Ida will then tell you which blog you need to visit next!

If you are not sure you are visiting the design team blogs in the right order you can go back to here and start from the beginning! There are 14 design team blogs in the blog hop and each one has some gorgeous candy to be won!

Don’t forget to enter this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes that our sponsors have provided to help us celebrate our 1st birthday!

Good Luck with your entries you have until 8pm Saturday 22nd August to enter and the winners will be announced on the Cupcake blog on Monday 24th August

Good luck everyone. Thanks for coming by and joining in. Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations. Have a great week. Eva xoxoox

Monday, 10 August 2009

Cupcake challenge - 52 - Sketch and colour theme

Morning everyone. Sorry about my absent in the last few weeks, have been a bad blogger. Have done a lot of extra work and tried to entertain the boys. Can't believe it's only a week until they are back to school. I missed the last Cupcake since I hurt my hand and my camera and pc were playing up. But I am fine now and here is my card for this weeks Cupcake. This week there is a lovely sketch by Tammy and there is also a gorgeous colour theme to follow. I have used a couple of Hanglar stamps for this card. Coloured them in with promarkers. The DP were a gift so sorry don't know where they are from. The creme shiny paper and other plain cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. The sentiment is from K&Co (Sentiments to go), ribbon from Anita's and the stick on gems I got on Ebay. Had lots of fun with this sketch and absolutely loved the colour theme. AND don't miss next weeks Cupcake, it's the 1st birthday and there is gonna be a heaps of treats. So have a good week and hopefully see you next week.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Cupcake challenge - 50 - Green, Pink, Brown, Animals, Flowers

Afternoon. Here is my little project for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme is set by Stephanie and the theme is "green, pink, brown, animals and flowers. I have made a little basket with some DP from DCWV (the sweet stack), lots of Prima flowers, ribbons from Doodlebug, brads, flowerbrads and buttons from Papermania. The charm I bought of a friend and the little tag with the writing and the bird was stamped with an Inkadinkadoo inchie stamp. Had lots of fun doing this, not sure what to put in it though. Probably sweeties...ofcourse...haha...why don't you go over to Cupcake and have a nosy at all the lovely DT creations. Have a good day.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl - 14 - Gayle's sketch

Happy thursday everyone. Nearly weekend now, thank goodness. Have been doing lots of extra work, so I thought I'd treat myself to some new papers and ribbons today, so with my new stash I have made this card for this fortnights Sugar Bowl challenge. There is a lovely sketch by Gayle and the extra option is "ribbons and bows". And you have the chance of winning a full set of 4 cute new Sugar Nellie manga stamps fresh from the rubber factory. Sweeet! This card I have made for my youngest son's birthday, Jed, which is not until october, but I am starting college in september and with all the extra work and all my mural work I thought I'd be organised with cards atleast. For this card I used a cute little boy image by Sugar Nellie (ofcourse) made by the very talented Home Grown artists. I coloured him in with promarkers. I used DP from Creative Imaginations and ribbon from Anita's and Bo Bunny (been eyeing these polkadot ones up for AGES!!)The clay tiles are from Li'l Davis Designs (at The Art Department) and the stick on bling I purchased on Ebay. Think I maybe overdone it a bit with the ribbon, a bit excited. Had a great time making this. So thanks for looking and have a great weekend. And to Karen, Marlene and all the Sweeties, have a FABULOUS time in the States and make sure you guys help to keep Karen away from all that Twilight Eva. x

Monday, 20 July 2009

Multi challenge

Here is another combined challenge for me. Not having a lot of time this week and so many challenges I don't want to miss...jikes...for this card I used a lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers. The theme I got from Secret Crafter where you have to make a card with "spots and stripes" (one of my fav challenges!!) and last but not least I am entering this card in this weeks "Just Magnolia" where the challenge is to use "buttons". I have used a cute Tilda image, coloured her in with promarkers. Used lots of stick on gems that I got on Ebay. The beads and flower craft buttons are from "Dress it up", and the pink buttons are from stash. Sentiment from K&Co Did a bit of flourishy doodling aswell. Had a great time making this. Right, I am away to my massive pile of ironing...wish me luck...thanks for coming by.

Cupcake challenge - 49 - A Christmas Card

Hi everyone. Hope you are having a nice monday. The weekend just flew by, can't believe we are halfway throught the summer holidays already..Here is my card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The challenge is to make a Christmas card. I have made a step fold card using DP from Dovecraft, matching big brads and some prima flowers. I cut out the tree from the papers and used some cute christmas Tilda images (from last year) and coloured them in with promarkers. The dark blue cardstock is from the papermill in Aberdeen. And the stick on pearls I got on Ebay. The other DT members have done a lovely job this week. Why don't you go and have a nosy. Have a good day.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Triple challenge

Weekend...yay...had a manic week and am sooo happy it's finally weekend. Having some crafty time today so have some cards to put up on my blog. This card I have made for three challenges, first this fortnights Double Dutch Challenges. This time it's a fantastic sketch for you to follow. It has lots of layers and details, just up my street. Had a great time making this. I am also entering this card in two other challenges, Cute Daisy May, where the theme is to use "three of a kind", I have used two sets of three stick on pearls. And for this weeks Stamp with Fun the challenge is to use shapes and punches. I have used lots of rectangles and also used a SU punch to add more volume to the flowers. I used a mishmash of DP and some flowers and buttons from Papermania. The image is from The Greeting Farm. Can't get enough of these Anya's. Coloured her in with promarkers as usual. The stick on pearls I bought on Ebay. Just got some sparkly ones aswell today in the post, so I will be using them today no doubt. Awful weather up here in the highlands. Going to rain until tuesday so I am getting some board games and good dvds out for the kiddies. Their dad has taken them fishing at Glenlivet today with their uncles, so they will come home dinnertime soaked, starving but happy. They just love fishing. (YUK!!! Hours of sitting, frozen looking at water, not my idea of fun) I managed to skive off since I was with them for hours the other day when they want fishing. :D I am away to do some washing and HW. Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by and listening to my natter. HUGS!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Cupcake challenge - 48 - Butterflies and Blossoms

Happy Monday everyone. And the Cupcake Challenge Blog still lives....thanks to our hero Donna! For this week the challenge is to make a creation with "blossoms and butterflies", a theme set by Liza. I made a card with K&Co DP and a cute Anya stamp (from Greeting Farm) The stamped butterflies are from Magnolia. The stamped sentiment and the stamped flower are from SU. I coloured all the images in with promarkers. The flatbacked pearls I got on Ebay. The ribbon and mini safety pin are from stash. The little "happy" tag is cut out from a K&Co border strip. Had loads of fun making this card. Can't believe I am half way through my DT time with Cupcake already...time flies when you have fun. Why don't you have a go and join in, and don't forget to have a nosy at all the gorgeous creations of the other members of the DT. Have a good day.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Quadruple challenge

Happy friday everyone. So happy it's the beginning of the weekend. Here I have made a card for four (!) challenges. The sketch (am a bit late...) is from this weeks "Sketch Saturday2. I hardly ever miss one of these so had to join in. I am also entering this card for this weeks "The Next Level", where the theme is "buttons and bows", and also for "A Spoonfull of Sugar", where the theme is "hearts". And finally I am participating in this weeks "Papertake Weekly", where the challenge is "my favorite things". My favorite things at the moment is these adorable Anya stamps. So I have used one from the first batch, coloured in with promarkers. The DP I used are from K&Co, and the little heartborder is from there aswell. The little heartshaped buttons I purchased on Ebay a while ago. The ribbon is from stash and the little cute flowers were a gift from my friend Jenny, who also stamped me the Anya. (Thank you, thank you!!)Had lots of fun combining these challenges. This will be it for me this weekend. Have some extra work on over the weekend and lots of places to visit with the boys so see you monday! Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Doubledutch challenges - 21 - Small things, great joy

Hope you are all having a great week. I have had a busy one as usual. Doing some extra work at the moment so not much time for crafts. Had a spare hour today so I decided to join in with one of my fav challenges - Double Dutch. This fortnight the challenge is to make an ATC (8,9 x 6,4 cm)or an Inchie (2,5 x 2,5 cm) and Twinchie (5 x 5 cm). Ofcourse you can make all three if you want, so I decided to do that. I used some inchie clear stamps from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped them in twotone pink and also used a bit of gold coloured promarker to match with the papers. The DP are from K&Co. The flatbacked pearls are from Ebay. I also used a couple of SU punches for this little project. Had lots of fun making these. I am totally addicted to inchies now!! ;D Thanks for coming by for a nosy and new challenge over at Double Dutch on monday!!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Update on Cupcake

Got some news. Cupcake is not shutting down. The lovely Donna has come to the rescue and is taking over the blog and it will still be running! Brilliant. She takes over from next week so please join in and show some support for the new blogowner. Can't get rid of us this easily...muhahaha...see you next week!

Last ever Cupcake Craft Challenge

Sad news about the Cupcake challenge blog being shut down but it is a lot of work and I totally understand why it has to be shut down. Anyways, this week is the last week and the theme is "black and white". I have gone for something different this week, since it's the last. So I have done some beading. I am a massive fan of books and am currently reading the forth book in the Twilight saga (Breaking Dawn) by Stephenie Meyer. So I have made a bookmark. I used a silver plated bookmark blank and some white and black beads. I also used a "wish" and a heart charm. I also made a matching phonecharm. Had a great time making this, really want to get more into beading, you can make the most amazing stuff...if you have time to spare... Must give my pal some dollars for providing me with these beads, she is just too nice to me! Thanks for looking and thank you everyone who have had a nosy and put lovely comments on my Cupcake posts. Hope you still pop by from time to time.

The Sugar Bowl - 14 - Judy's sketch

Managed to join in with this fortnights Sugar Bowl. The sketch this fortnight is made by Judy and the extra element to include is "sparkle". AND you can win a set of the new Mary Hall stamps aswell! SWEEET! So for this card I used a Gorjuss image from the second batch (I think) and coloured her in with promarkers. I used K&Co papers and some flatbacked pearls I got on Ebay. For the sentiment I used my little Studio G alphabet cube. The flower is cut out of the papers to use as a embellishment. I added a bit of sparkle aswell (the papers already had some on!) using some Reeves glitter glue. Really "gorjuss" sketch, really enjoyed it. Sun is shining for now so must put my washing out before the rain comes. Have a great day and thanks for popping by. Hugs from ME!!!xoxoxoxo

Triple challenge

Wow, that weekend went fast. Summer holidays are here and I have a million things to do, extra work and 3 kiddies in tow! Phew...but shockingly enough I did manage to make a couple of cards last night. This one is for three challenges combined. I used the sketch over at Papertake Weekly. The theme I used is for this weeks "A Spoonfull of Sugar" challenge, and the theme is "summer". I am also going to enter this card in this weeks " Cute Card Thursday" challenge. Over at Cute Card you are to make a card with stitching included, real or faux. I used some summery K&Co papers that were given to me by a very good friend (thank you, hun!) , love these papers, they are so gorgeous. Cut out a flower from the paper and used it as an embellishment. Need some primas desperately so will hit the Craft shop this week. For the image I used a cute Gorjuss girl from Sugar Nellie. I coloured her in with promarkers. I also used some flatbacked pearls that I got on Ebay. I doodles some faux stitching aswell. I just love combining challenges, it makes it!! ;D Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Grand Opening - Tomorrow!

Hope you all are having a nice day. Weather has been gorgeous, we are so spoiled. Tomorrow is the grand opening of Thirteen Moons, just outside Drummuir. "Situated at the Mill of Towie, 2 1/2 miles outside of Keith on the B9014, Thirteen Moons will offer a tea room, crafts and curiosities produced by local artisans and a meeting venue in a beautiful, historic setting adjacent to a working smallholding. Thirteen Moons will seek to source as much produce as possible from local producers and will seek to reuse, recycle and reduce wherever possible." I am so excited to go and see it when it's all opened and busy, since I recently finished two "curiosity tree" murals there, situated in the stairways, and after I had a wee look today i saw that there were lots of lovely things hanging from the murals, very clever. I went this morning to leave my stand of cards to sell and the place looks amazing. Here is some pictures of what you will see when you go for a visit. Have a great evening. (I am going for a coffee tomorrow morning I

Monday, 29 June 2009

Sketch saturday - 57

Another gorgeous sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. For this card I have used my DCWV " Grade School" papers, they are sooo cute with little apples and most of them are shiny too. I used a cute Hanglar stamp image aswell. I coloured her in with promarkers. The sentiment stamp is from SU. The ribbons are from stash. For the letters I used my little alphabet cube from Studio G. Really loved this sketch. Hope the teacher who is getting this card will like it. Have a great evening.

The Next Level / Pink Elephant challenges

Hope you are all having a good monday. It's really confusing weather today, one minute sun one minute lashings of rain, and it's sooo humid...urrrghghgh....we have been spoiled thought so shouldn't complain really. :) Here is a card I have made for two challenges. For this weeks Next Level there is a lovely sketch to follow. And for this new challenge I am trying, Pink Elephant, the theme is "your favorite colour combo". So I have made this card for a friend's little girl to give to her nursery techer, since she is off to "big" school in August. I used some DP from DCWV and a round sentiment stamp from SU (can't get enough of these). For the main image I used a cute Hanglar image. I also used some flatbacked stick on pearls that I got of Ebay. Fun sketch and love the bright colour combo. Just very summery! Thanks for coming by! Have a look at Pink Elephant challenge blogHere!