Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Quick Update

Hello everyone, a quick update on what's going on....

My Mum has been in hospital since Monday for tests with a view to an op' so I have been on visit duty. Obviously this means I have practically no time to hop round the blogs. I will catch up soon, all being well.

Sally-Ann at the DigiStamp Boutique is releasing new images tomorrow, 1st April, and take it from me they are as cute as cute can be!

I received an award from Sandra, thanks for thinking of me. It is now proudly displayed on my side bar. I have already posted interesting facts about me but will try to come up with something new to share soon.

The countdown continues. When I got home from the hospital last night I was at 98. So welcome and a big hello to my new followers.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Made for Each Other

And the countdown continues....only three to go...and if you have not got a clue what I am wittering on about see the post at the top of the blog!

It is my lovely friends wedding anniversary and I immediately thought this stamp from Lili of the Valley would fit the bill perfectly. The papers are 'green at heart' by basic grey and they must have somehow fell into my basket when I was shopping for my candy the other day. Don't you hate when that happens? I coloured the image with prismas.

And you can't make a card without it fitting a challenge so this follows the sketch over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

I am off now for my usual Sunday jaunt...latte, scone and natter.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Easter Bunny

Woohoo! The countdown has begun....I am now at 92 followers. So only 8 to go and the candy can be sent to it's new home to fulfil it's destiny.

I am up to my ears with bunny images at the moment and this one fits the following challenges..

Penny Black Saturday....a fabby sketch


Crafty Cardmakers

Sweet Stampin'...Spring

Secret Crafter...Spring


The image is from a PB set 'Garden Friends' and has been co
oured with Prismas. The papers are Doodlebug as are the little lettered tiles.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Introducing Sachi

She is one of a set of three cute Japanese characters that the DigiStamp Boutique has just released. A modern and quirky take on the 'oriental' theme. The little Japanese symbol means joy.

The papers are My Minds Eye and I coloured Sachi with Prismas.

This fits three challenges...

Sketch Saturday...amazing sketch



I got a name check in 3 challenges this week. PolkaDoodles, Kaboodle Doodles and Quirky. I am off now to buy an extra lottery ticket!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Egg Hunt

Good Morning, It's the weekend, yay! And this weekend there are fantastic prizes to be won. Sweet Sketch Wednesday are holding a bunny hop sponsored by my boss Sally-Ann at the DigiStamp Boutique. Hop over to here to find out all about it and join in the fun. You could win digi images like the one I used on this card. And if you don't win there is 10% off all images this weekend.

This card fits these challenges...

Sweet Sketch Wednesday...a fabby sketch

I love Digi...Easter

Stampin' for the Weekend...Easter

Crafty Catz...Spring


Bee Crafty...Spring

So there you have it...get hoppin'!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Happy Easter Tulip Jungle

Tiptoe through the tulips, through the tulips, that's where I'll be, just tiptoe...Ok I'm going to stop now. This is one of my favourite PBs but only seems to get an airing in Spring, which is a shame, note to self, use this stamp more often!

The bit of dotty paper is My Minds Eye and I used Prisma pencils to colour the stamped image. I nearly didn't use the little oval button in the centre of the flowers 'cos it's so cute, but what am I keepin' it for?

This fits the following challenges...

Penny Black Saturday...spring colours

One Stop...spots and dots

A Spoon Full of Sugar...Easter

The Pink Elephant...spring

Creative Card Crew...going dotty

and finally

Sketch and Stash...great sketch and I have used my new embossing folder (well nearly new, I've used it once before!)

Monday, 15 March 2010

Happy Days

So here we are at the start of the working week, doesn't the weekend just fly past? We spent the day yesterday with my Mum...cinema then a fish tea. Although I did have to waken her up when the film started, perhaps that wee dram first was a mistake, bless!

This card fits 5 challenges....

Friday Sketchers...sketch

My Time to kardz

Crafty Catz...something for the boys

Papercutz...anything goes

Secret Crafter...anything goes

The stamp is by Lili of the Valley and I coloured with Prismas. The papers are My Minds Eye.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Another Special Mum

This time using one of my Lili of the Valley fairy stamps. I was determined to use this gorgeous ribbon I got last week at the craft show so that's what decided the unusual (for me) colours of green and orange.

I used the same layout as the bunny card I did earlier in the week 'cos I really liked the way that one turned out!

The papers are My Minds Eye and I coloured the image with, yes, you've guessed, Prismas!

So this fits 4 challenges...

Stamp Somethings...Girly

Magical...Things with Wings

Flutterby...Open Challenge


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Special Mum

I'm back with my second card, I shouldn't have looked 'cos if you look you need to buy....those Lili of the Valley stamps are irresistible!

Anyway my second card tonight fits 4 challenges....

I Love Digi...Sketch plus Mothers Day

C.R.A.F.T....Mothers Day

Totally Papercrafts...Mothers Day

Creative inspirations...Charms

The papers are Urban Prairie by Basic Grey and the image is from the Mothers Day set at the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with prismas and added a little heart charm.

Take It Easy...

I have 2 cards to share today. The first one features Jim....lawn mowed, flower beds weeded, plants watered...time to hit the hammock! Isn't he a fun image? I have made a retirement card but he would also be perfect for a birthday or fathers day.

I have used my new best friends, my prismas, to colour Jim who is, by the way, from the DigiStamp Boutique. The papers are My Minds Eye.

This fits 4 challenges...

Sketch Saturday...a fabulous sketch

Allsorts...Just for Men (is that a shampoo or something?)

Digital Tuesday...Piercing

A Spoon Full of Sugar...Recycled

I'll be back in a bit with my second card 'cos I'm just popping over to Lili of the Valley to ogle their new stamps.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Spring has Sprung......

And at long last I can get back to taking photographs outside, it makes such a difference, well I think anyway. Still practicing with my new Prisma pencils but this bonnie bunny from the DigiStamp Boutique makes it soo easy.

The papers are Milton & Co and I popped some card candy in the middle of the Prima flowers to finish them off. I'm likin' this one it's so Springy!

It fits three challenges...

Sweet Sketch Wednesday....sketch

Cupcake...flower power

Rosie D....think Spring

Oh, and have you sorted out Mum yet? No? Well lookie here.....

Monday, 8 March 2010

Birthday Boy....Lucas

I finally gave in to the pull of the Prisma pencils....and they are fab. I worried I might be disappointed and DH was on standby with the tissues in case it all went horribly wrong!

This is my first effort and it was an absolute joy to colour Lucas from the DigiStamp Boutique with my new toys.

This fits 5 challenges....

Just Christmas and Birthday

Sweet Stampin'
.....something for a child

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle. challenge

Quirky Crafts

Kaboodle.....happy birthday

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Rocket Man

Just a quick post this morning as I am off to Ikea for a brouse (and will no doubt leave with an armful of tealights).

So meet Lucas, isn't he the cutest spaceman around? He is from the DigiStamp Boutique and I have used copics to colour (but my prismas arrived this morning and I'm soo excited...but more of that later).

He fits two challenges...


Bee Crafty...embossing (the white piece of card across the middle is embossed, honest)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Happy You're My Friend

Oh dear, another card I'm not so sure about. I normally pick out papers then colour the image to match but this time I did it the other way round and then had bother picking out the papers! In fact they sort of picked themselves and then the card just sort of 'happened'.

Anyway, I am entering it into two challenges....

Rosie D....friendship

Polka Doodles...wings

The image is from PinkPetticoat coloured with copics and the papers are Milton & Co.

I received this award from my blogging buddy Alison (Dragonlady)...thanks for thinking of me. So here are a few facts about little old me ....
  • I have massive bunions (genetic).
  • I recently recorded a single..Rhinestone Cowboy (in a real studio).
  • I can't bring myself to try porridge (yeuk).
  • I am always being complimented on my handwriting.
  • My favourite images are from the DigiStamp Boutique.
I am now passing this on to all my followers....thanks for your support and for taking time out to leave lovely comments.

Whale of a Time

Thank Crunchie it's Friday! And it's also the first Friday of the month so that means it's time for another Crafty Calendar Challenge. This month's theme is Flower Power with the added option of pastel colours. Easy peasy, right? So pop over and join us to be in with a chance of winning a fabby prize from our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.

For my DT card I have used a PinkPetticoat image coloured with copics.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Hoppy Easter

My second post tonight also features the DigiStamp Boutique March offer of the month 'Spring Coco and Friends'.

This fits 5 challenges...

Sweet Sketch Wednesday...a fabby sketch

Cute Card Thursday... ribbontastic

Stamp Something...DP, buttons and ribbon

Crafty Catz...fancy edge and ribbon

Secret Crafter...stitching

So for loads of inspiration visit the DigiStamp Boutique go straight to the goodies.. click here...

March Calendar Page

Today sees the launch of the DigiStamp Boutiques 'Offer of the Month' which this month is 'Spring Coco and Friends'. It is also time for my next calendar how could I resist using Coco's friends, these adorable bunnies?

My March calendar page fits two challenges...

Lexi's Creations...Anything Goes

Quirky Crafts...Cute

I have used copics to colour and the papers are My minds Eye.

So if you love your bunnies as much as I do click here....