Friday, 18 November 2011


WOW...what a lovely surprise I got this week! I made the top five at Passion for Promarkers!! There were so many lovely creations, I was really chuffed I made it in the top five. Made my week! Here it the project which I made! Thanks for coming by. :)

Hanglar gift card

Sorry, a bit absent this week, have had computer trouble. It seems to be working fine today, so here is a card I made this morning. I have used Forever Friends papers and some cute Hanglar images, which I coloured in with pro markers. The side board image is from Magnolia. The bling is from Ebay. The sentiment and embellishments were cut out from the papers. For this weeks My time to craft I have used two sentiments that are the same. Thought I'd just mention that. :) Love to make a scene on a card, so much fun. Thanks for looking and have a good weekend. :)

Entering this card in these challenges;

PTW /When is a card not a card...when it's a....

Monday, 14 November 2011

Let it snow!

Oh, getting excited now, almost finished my christmas shopping and my cards. Can't wait to put up the decorations and be all christmassy. :) This morning I have made a very snowy card. I used a little Tilda image and coloured her in Pro Markers. The punch outs and sticker border and all the papers are from The Nit Wits Heavenly Collection. The felt flowers are from Tesco's kiddie craft bit. I sprinkled some tiny sparkly confetti onto some glue at the bottom and on the flowers to make it look snowy and wintery. Thanks for coming by.

Entering this card in these challenges;

Sweet Stampin' /Going Gorgeously Gingham
Magnolia Down under /So sentimental
Craft your passion/ Let it snow
By the cute and girly /Christmas Girls

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Living without you....

Oh what a soppy card I have made here. :) I decided to make a card without stamping today, so I have used sentiments and images on the papers and cut them out. The papers are from Paper Adventures (Carolyn Holt) and so gorgeous. The buttons and eyelets are all from old stash, that I came upon when I tidied out all my craft stuff. Really love it when you find something in the bottom of your stash and think "hey, this is just what I need". I did use some nest abilities to cut out one of the flowers, the one on the front are just a few circles that I handout and inked up. Did lots of taring on the papers, love the effect it gives. Yellow card stock is from the Paper Mill in Aberdeen. Pretty clean cut card for me, but really enjoyed making it. Have a good saturday. :)

Entering this card in these challenges;

2 Sisters /Anything goes
Secret Crafter /Spots and Stripes
My mums Craftshop /Sugar and Spice
Crafty Purple Frog /Use orange

Friday, 11 November 2011

My boys

Can't believe my boys are getting so big. It was over two years ago I put pictures up of them on my blog. The two biggest ones just had their hair cut today, and were really happy with the result. The little one won't sit still and yaps all the time, so I do his hair myself. :) I am so lucky to have these three. They are such lovely, helpful boys. Have a great weekend. x

Cotton Reel Christmas Decoration

Afternoon. Last week I bought gorgeous fabric ribbons from a local shop, and used it all instantly of course. I was left with a load of cardboard cotton reels, and thought what a waste to throw them, here I have decorated one to use as christmas decorations. Hanging in christmas tree, or on the wall or in a window. Haven't decided yet what to do with mine, and might decide to make some more. I have used scraps of Making Memories papers. The "25" I punched out with a SU punch. I did a lot of hand cutting, the hearts, tag and swirly scroll are all handcut. I used a lot of craft paper to layer all the cutouts and the image, which is a Hanglar image. I coloured her in with pro markers. The red ribbon is from Ewe and me and the yellow one is from stash. The pins I bought in Bee Crafty. I used craft wire for the pearls (pearls are from The Craft Factory) and decided them with some small silver flowers. Craft wire is great, it bends anyway you want. I used a tiny knitting pin to twirl the ends of the craft wire. Had a great time making this, even though there was a lot of work with small bits and bobs. Thanks for coming for a nosy. Have a great weekend.

I am entering this project in these challenges;

Polka Doodles /Swirls and Pearls
Daring Cardmakers /Bejewelled
Christmas Stamping /Never seen ink
Totally Stampalicious /Anything goes
Craft your Passion /Anything goes plus brown
Tip Top /Anything goes/christmas
Dream Valley/ Anything goes

Penguin stamps!

I have realised that I am obsessed by penguins. :) Couldn't help myself but draw some for my christmas stamp release for Squiggle Stamps. Here is four of my new Penguin digital images, if you like them, you can purchase them HERE . Have a great weekend. :)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Christmas Wall Hanger

Afternoon. Here is a little project I did this morning. It's a christmas wall hanger, another item to add to my home made decorations. :) For this project I used craft paper and the dotty paper I had in my stash box. Think it came with a magazine. The punch outs are from Making Memories, the fabric ribbon is from Ewe and Me, the pins are from Bee Crafty and the snow flakes are from Hobby Craft. I managed to squeeze in a little Tilda angel image too, and coloured her in pro markers. The little calendar is from Hobby Craft too. I attached the bits and pieces together with craft wire and made some little paper beads at the bottom. This project took me about an hour from start to finish so it was a fast one. Had lots of fun making it never the less. I am away to make some soup now for my boys when they come home from school starving as ever. Thanks for looking.

I am entering this project in these challenges;

Crafty Ribbons /6 Anything but a card
Dutch Dare /Punch Time
Passion for Promarkers /Craft and one colour

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Card and matching bauble

Evening. Finally got time this evening to prepare a card and a christmas tree bauble for my lovely granny, that lives in Finland. She is past 90 and an amazing person, so I thought I'd make her something extra on top of her presents this christmas. I liked this weeks Mojo sketch so much, thought I'd be perfect for even a small project, like the bauble. For Christmas stamping all year the challenge is "your favourite sketch", I have a few favourites, but this one is definitely one of them. I purchased the bauble last year in Tesco's, it came in a pack of four. It was very cheap, if I can remember right it was £5 or less for the pack. The papers I used on these little projects are from Paper Adventures and The Paper Company Studio. For the card I used a little Tilda angel image and for the bauble her little star. I coloured these in with pro markers. The bling is from the poundshop, and the ribbon on the bauble from stash. On the back of the bauble I put a little picture of my three boys, her great grand children and I put some white tiny antique glass beads in the bauble too. They are from Mill Hill. There was a bit on hang cutting involved in this, but I also used my cuttlebug machine and some spell binders to get the shapes. Thank you for coming past. :)

I am entering this in these challenges;

Papertake Weekly /First Christmas
My Time to Craft /Sun, Moon and Stars
Mojo Monday /Sketch 214

Monday, 7 November 2011

Glitter Tilda snow scene card

Afternoon. Winter is surely coming, it's very frosty here today. So fittingly I have made a christmas card featuring a Tilda image masked onto a snow scene. I coloured this in with pro markers and used some Reeves Glitter Glue to make it shiny. All the papers, ribbons, buttons and cutouts are from a freebie from a magazine I got my hands on called "Simply Homemade", really love the colours. The bling is from Ebay, the wooden snowflakes from Hobby Craft and the pins are from Bee Crafty in Elgin. The little aqua snowflake was a brad from Dovecraft, but I cut the bits at the back of it to use it as a charm. The little wooden "merry christmas" sign I purchased in a local shop called Ewe and Me for £1. Had lots of fun making this. Nearly sorted with all my christmas cards for this christmas, been doing it for months. :) Have a good week.

Entering this card in these challenges;

Magnolia Down Under /Charms and Bling
Winter Wonderland /Make your card sparkle
Ribbon Girl /Jingle all the way to Christmas

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Sparkling Tilda

Ohh...bought this magazine today called "Homemade". Didn't know you were going to get gorgeous papers and embellishments with it. So I have used some of the papers to make this card. Surprised, papers were good quality, sometimes when you get freebies from magz, they are too flimsy to make anything with, but these were good. I used a Magnolia Tilda image and masked her onto a heart and coloured her in with pro markers. She is sparkly, perfect for todays bon fire night with all the fireworks. Everything on this card is from the freebies from the mag, except the image and the pins, which are purchased in Bee Crafty in Elgin. Thanks for coming by, better get myself in gear to take the boys our for some fireworks. Have a great night.

Entering this card in these challenges;

Colour Create /Turquoise, deep pink and ivory
Cute Card Thursday /Baby, you are firework!
Secret Crafter Saturday /Flowers, ribbon and lace

Magnolia Christmas Bunting

Finally weekend, and a bit of rest after the busy week I have had with my boys. Tonight is bonfire night so that will be fun. Here is a project I have made, I am determined to have lots of home made christmas decorations so here is one of them. I have made christmas bunting using lots of Magnolia Tilda and Edwin images. And objects too. I coloured all of them in with pro markers. The papers and punch outs and bling is all Making Memories. The wooden hearts are from Hobby Craft and the gorgeous fabric ribbons I purchased in Ewe and Me in Aberlour. T:) here was a lot of hand cutting involved in this. My hands were in agony afterwards. Haha...anyways so much fun, tempted to make another one...:) Shame it's a good few weeks until you can put your christmas decorations up, I have loads now. Thanks for coming by and have a lovely weekend. I am entering this project in these challenges;

Polka Doddles /Shaped Card
Just Magnolia /Anything goes
All Sorts Challenge /Anything but square
Basic Grey Challenges /Anything goes

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Rainy days

Had a lovely day today. Lunch at my friend Helena's house (cake included) and I even had some time to make a card. I have used Bo Bunny and Sweet Owl (Trimcraft) papers and punch outs. Am in love with Bo Bunny papers, just can't get enough of them. The little gems are from Making Memories. The images are Magnolia and as usual I coloured them with pro markers with a tiny bit of Sakura glitter pen. Thanks for popping by. Got lots of exciting challenges to enter this card in. Here they are;

Charisma Cardz /Cutesy projects
Dutch Dare /Give Thanks
My time to Craft / Rainy Day
Mojo Monday /Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenges /Take a leaf out my book

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tilda Scene Card

Afternoon. I am so into making scene cards at the moment, I just can't help myself. For this card I have used Magnolia images again. I coloured them in with pro markers. Added some glitter with my silver sakura pen. The bling is from The Poundshop. (!!) The papers are from a pack I purchased by Trim Craft. It's called Sweet Owl. Better make this post quick so I am not late for nursery and school run. :) Have a great wednesday.

I am entering this card in these challenges;

Papertake Weekly /Anything goes and a bit of bling if you want
Fab and Funky Challenges /Planes, trains and automobiles
I love Promarkers /Glitter and glitz
Crafty Cardmakers /Pink, brown and cream

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

New Christmas Stamps

Got some of my new stamps out for christmas. There is about four different ranges. I have put up some of them here. You can find them at Squiggle Stamps. Thanks for looking. :D