Tuesday, 29 November 2011

baby boy....too cute

Well, as promised, here I am back to show you this weeks batch of new bears from TeddyBo. I have used Teddy Bo 157...too cute indeed!

I coloured with prisma pencils and the papers are by Little Yellow Bicycle. I am entering my card into this weeks Allsorts Challenge...bunting.

And, the new Teddy Bo challenge starts today, it's 'White Christmas'. You can find out how to enter and get some fabby inspiration from team 'A' here.

from our house to yours

This is my final week as a guest of the girlies on the Papertake Challenge. I've had a great time, but alas, all good things must come to an end! So the challenge is...a sketch. Now to see the sketch you will need to visit the papertake challenge blog as I foolishly didn't save it to my PC I simply jotted it on a bit of paper!

I have used a WhipperSnapper stamp and coloured with copics/promarkers. The papers are by Echo Park.

I'll be back later today...there's new bears in the TeddyBo shop to share!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

best wishes

Magazine commissions and design team work has meant I have not had time to join in with the Less is More challenge for a couple of weeks. But when I saw this weeks challenge was bling I just had to make the time to join in!

I used a Papermania stamp coloured with copics and covered in bling!

The weather has improved a little, still windy but at least it's dry. I'm off out for my usual Sunday jaunt to meet my friend for lattes and maybe my first mince pie of the year. Catch up with you all later.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Penny Black Saturday

Good morning Penny Black fans. I hope you are enjoying our Christmas challenges as much as we are. It's certainly helped me on my way!

This week it's....
Red + Embossing

I used a PB slapstick stamp 'sweet snowman' and coloured with copics/promarkers. The embossing folder is from the cherished teddies range.

Our sponsor this week is Fantastic Ribbons the winner gets to choose 4 rolls of ribbon.

So last weeks winners have been announced, the DT have created loads of inspiration and now it's over to you. For all the info' on how to enter pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. See you there!

Friday, 25 November 2011

find joy everyday

The weather could not be more miserable here if it tried! A very cold wind and driving rain, oh and throw in some hail for good measure. Hope it's better where you are. Anyway, Teddy Bea looks like she is enjoying the rain!

I used Teddy Bea 169 coloured with copics/promarkers and the papers are Echo Park. A daisy embossing folder, ribbon and some machine stitching to finish.

See you bright and early tomorrow for Penny Black Saturday.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

cute robins

The wind and rain has been non stop today. I ran across the car park at work to get in and then ran across it again to leave! Now I'm home I'm going nowhere. Hubby is on hound walking duties, well, he is the one who treated himself to a complete set of waterproofs. My faux fur doesn't like the rain, dahlings!

A couple of bright simple cards tonight using the new robins that are now available at the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with prisma pencils and the papers are Echo Park.

I am entering the Digital Tuesday Challenge...sparkle and shine.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas Surprise

It's Tuesday and a new batch of TeddyBo's have been released, super cute, as always! I have used TeddyBo155 and coloured him with prisma pencils, NitWit papers, Martha Stewart punch, silver ribbon and brads.

We are midway through our current challenge 'Christmas - red or green should not be seen'. So to be in with a chance of winning some Teddy's you need to get your entry in by Sunday 27th November.

Guest Designer at Papertake

It's my fourth week with the girlies over on the Papertake challenge. Next week will be my last, aww! I'll miss you guys! Anyway, this week the challenge is....

Christmas Crackers - make your Christmas favourites.

I have used my favourite embossing folder, papers and decoupage snowman from the NitWit range and ricrac, 'love' ribbon and buttons from my favourite haberdashery shop 'SewSweet'.

I'll be back later to share my TeddyBo Tuesday card- super cute new images.
Or, if you can't wait, check them out here!

Monday, 21 November 2011

may all your wishes come true

I have nearly recovered from the little gathering we had last night for my Mum's birthday. Well, you try keeping up with a 79 year old who's up for a party!

Tonight's card is for the sketch challenge over on The Sugar Bowl. I have used the Sugar Nellie stamp 'Hazel' and coloured with copics/promarkers. The papers are Echo Park.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas Mimi

Good morning Penny Black fans!
Another Saturday and another week nearer Christmas. Have you done your shopping yet? I've made a start and will be out and about today, maybe even get it finished!
So, it's week three of our Christmas challenges, and this week it's....

Green + Trees

We have two cool prizes this week.
This cute PB mouse stamp from Penny Black Inc.

And this handy sentiment stamp from our Penny Black friend Carole.

OK then, you know the drill. Pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for loads more inspiration, details on how to enter and to find out who last weeks lucky winners were.
See you there!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Fizzy Moon Giveaway

The names have been put in a hat and a winner has been picked.
Drum roll....it's you....
May - from May's Stampin Time
Please email me and I will get your goodies off to you.

I have seven Christmas cuties in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine using gorgeous Fizzy Moon products. To celebrate I thought I would have a little giveaway.

Papers, decoupage sheets, brads and chipboard shapes - all Fizzy Moon.
You will also receive a copy of the magazine. It's jam packed with inspiration, news of all the latest trends, crafty tips and tricks and cool free stamps.

So the usual sort of thing applies. Leave a comment here and spread the word on your blog, facebook, twitter or just shout it from the rooftops!

The winner will be picked randomly at 6pm(UK time) on Friday 18th November.

Merry & Bright

I foolishly thought that only working part time would give me more time to play, but no! Mum decided that she needed a new bedroom carpet. So it was picked out last weekend. Yesterday morning the room was cleared and the old carpet lifted. This morning, after the carpet fitter left, it was all put back. I'm pooped!

So a nice easy card from me today. I used one of the new TeddyBo bears and some NitWit papers. It's Fairytale Friday over at TeddyBo Towers and you can read all the latest adventures here.

Check back later this evening to find out if you are the winner of my Fizzy Moon giveaway.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Two Tags

Brrr, just back in from the now very regular dog walk and it's freeeezing! Thawing out as I write this! Anyhoo, two tags to share tonight. Thought I would have a wee change from cards.

The images are both from the DigiStamp Boutique and have been coloured with copics/promarkers. I am entering the challenge over on Digital Tuesday..Christmas Time.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Guesting at Papertake Challenge

It's my third week as a guest of the lovely girlies on the Papertake Challenge, I'm having a great time, thanks for asking me! This week the challenge is... when is a card not a card! So I have made a card that doubles up as a gift card holder.

I used PinkPetticoat papers, free with a mag. Cupcake stamps, also free with a mag (some Scottishness coming thru' there). The prettiest ribbon in the whole of cardland is from Sew Sweet.

This is my second post today, please scroll down for some TeddyBo cuteness!

Woohoo, it's Tuesday.....

....and these days that means only one thing. New TeddyBo images have been released. Perfect for Christmas, two with candy canes and two in baubles. And, if you like to build your own little scenes, a chair and a wall.

I re-sized the images a bit smaller so that I could get two on my card. I coloured with Prisma pencils and the paper is by Doodlebug. A punched border and a little bit of silver twine finishes it off.

And, as if all that is not enough, there is a brand new TeddyBo challenge....

Christmas - but red and green must not be seen!

For all the info' on how to enter and for some great inspiration from the TeddyBo team hop on over here. See you there!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sew Sweet Offer

There will be two cards from me tomorrow so I'm just popping on to let you all know about the totally adorable 'Sew Your Own Reindeer Kit' from Sew Sweet.
There are nine to collect and, until 30th November, you will receive a kit free if you spend over £15.

Boyd is settling in well, and just loves wearing my hat!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Wishes

Good morning Penny Black fans!
It's time for week two of our special Christmas challenges.

Gold + Presents

We have a fabby prize this week from our regular sponsor...

A $20 voucher to spend in their online store
where you'll find a treasure trove of our favourite Penny Blacks
along with lots of other goodies for all your crafting needs.

This week I decided to stamp my Penny Black 'you're a gift' onto kraft card and colour with prisma pencils. For loads more gold creations pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog. See you there!

Friday, 11 November 2011


Well, at least my attempt at Steampunk! The figure and butterflies are digi images and can be found at Wonderland Stamps. The gears are a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, the swirls are Sizzix too. The paper is by BoBunny, but I added lots of stamping with Andy Skinner stamps. There's some Tim Holtz tape in there too! And, finally, some edges have been inked wth Scattered Straw distress ink.

See you in the morning for Penny Black Saturday.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

DigStamp Boutique...new releases

Three new sets of digi images are now available over in The DigiStamp Boutique. Super cute fairy Hattie, a fun Santa collection and introducing Stan, perfect for those difficult men!

I have used Stan playing golf and the papers are 'For Him' by Papermania, which I doubt you can still get, I've had them forever!

Please remember that if you make a card using any of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition here. I am entering the anything goes challenge over on Digital Tuesday.