Sunday 27 June 2010

Chubby Chum!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Here is the result of this mornings efforts in the crafty corner. These images from PinkPetticoat always make me smile.

I am entering this card into the following challenges....

I Love Digi....emboss it!


Crafty Catz....let's go digital


Crazy 4 Challenges....a fabby sketch

Saturday 26 June 2010

Another Year Older!

Hip, hip the weekend is here! That means it is time to set another Penny Black Challenge. This week the challenge is....

'Paper Patch'

The papers I have 'patched' are Kioshi by Basic Grey and I have used a Penny Black Stickeroo from the So Cute! sheet. Stickeroos are great to have on hand when crafty time is a bit scarce.

This week we have not one, but two fabulous sponsors...

a 15% off lifetime voucher, and...

Fantastic Ribbons, four rolls of ribbon, winners choice.

The DT were all lucky enough to be given a selection of ribbon to play with and I have used a piece to finish off my card. Take a peek here to see what my teamies all did with their ribbon.
You are sure to see lots of lovelyness!

Monday 21 June 2010

Just to Say Hi

I had a bit of extra crafty time tonight so here is my second card of the evening, can't remember the last time that happened!

This time I have used a Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured with prismacolour pencils. The papers are 'flower patch' by MakingMemories.

This card fits two challenges...

Lili of the Valley....sketch and flowers

Crafty Creations's a stitch up

Catch a Wave!

Summer is definitely with us and here is Alfie, ready to catch a wave. This didn't quite turn out as I imagined in my head 'cos I have covered up more of the beachy paper than I meant to. Never mind, I think you still see enough to get a feel for what's going on.

This fits a whopping 6 challenges, so here goes....

Creative for the boys

Polka Doodles...male theme

One for the boys

Magical...something for a male


Sunday Sketch and excellent sketch

The image is 'Alfie Summer Fun' from the DigiStamp Boutique and I have coloured with copics. The DP is 'Paradise Lingo' by BoBunny.

Sunday 20 June 2010

Butterflies and Blooms

Barbecue weather is still with us. That means there won't be a lettuce leaf to be had by 2pm, it's the only time us Scots eat salad!

Anyway, I have added another Martha Stewart punch to my collection and I'm likin' it! The image is Kira from the DigiStamp Boutique and I coloured with copics. The papers are 'Honey and Hugs' by Papermania.

I am entering this into 4 challenges....

Friday Sketchers....brill' sketch

Alphabet....H for heart (it's there, in the middle of the flower)

DareU2Digi....blooms and butterflies

Bee n girly

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend. I'm off now to meet my friend in Glasgow for a latte and a natter.

Saturday 19 June 2010

Ooh La La!

Bonjour, happy Saturday everyone. Time for another challenge on Penny Black Saturday. This week the challenge is Travel/Holidays. I have chosen Paris as my theme and have used the PB stamp 'Ooh La La'.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous......

who have kindly donated this stamp for one lucky winner.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Pretty Kira

It was a glorious day here in the West of Scotland and I hope the sun is shining where you are too. I'm loving the World Cup, means I don't feel guilty spending time in the crafty corner!

Speaking of the World Cup, Sally-Ann over at the DigiStamp Boutique has reduced all her football related images, so go grab yourself a bargain. Perfect for Fathers Day.

Here is Kira sitting on a toadstool looking as pretty as can be. You can find her here. And if you use a DigiStamp Boutique image in your creation why not enter here and you might win a fabby prize.

I am entering this card into the sketch challenge on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Wednesday 16 June 2010

An Award!

No card to share but I should have something to show tomorrow. I was weeding my Mum's garden tonight (great fun). So I have warned her I will not be happy if she lets the weeds grow back!

Anyhoo, I got this award from a new blogging buddy, Katina, you should pop over here to her blog for a nosey, definitely worth a visit.

So this is how it works....I now tell you six fibs and one truth about myself and you try and guess which one is the brace goes....

1. I used to live next door to Ewan McGregor.
2. I have never tasted chocolate biscuits.
3. I am a fully trained TV audience member and have whooped and hollared at recordings of BBCs 'Hole in the Wall'.
4. I am a size zero.
5. The nun's always said I was a good singer.
6. I was a Butlin's redcoat.
7. Next week I am getting a tattoo of a button on my buttock!

Monday 14 June 2010

Snapshots of London with......

....with my new toy, a Sony digital SLR camera. We decided, a bit last minute, to take ourselves off to London for a long weekend.

So on to for theatre tickets. Managed to get some decent seats for our first choice, Sweet Charity. If you get the chance, don't hesitate it is one of the best musicals I have seen and Tamzin Outhwaite is brilliant.

We were staying at the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, and this was the view.....

And this is me practicing at being a bit arty farty...

We spent the best part of Saturday at Portobello Market and Nottinghill. Stars(?) spotted were Ben Fogle (from many animal programmes) and Ashley Jenson (Extras and Ugly Betty). And I am 99% sure it was Lilly Allen but hubby disagrees.
This shop window made me smile...

This is a trendy clothes shop in Portobello Road called All Saints, now we know where all the old sewing machines are!

Off now round the blogs to have a nosey at what I've missed while I was away.

Saturday 12 June 2010


Happy Saturday everyone, time for another Penny Black challenge. This week we have a sketch for you, designed especially by our Penny Black teamie Janneke.
For my card I used Basic Grey papers 'max and whiskers' and, of course, the Penny Black stamp 'all shook up'. I finished with a few brads and a little wooden charm I picked up in Hobbycraft with this very stamp in mind.

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Tuesday 8 June 2010

I'm nuts about.....nuts!

The gals over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday are celebrating their one year anniversary by holding a blog hop all this week. The super sweet sponsor is the DigiStamp Boutique. You can find out all about it here.

I have used Woody, from the Boutique's offer of the month set and coloured with Copics. I am entering this card into 5 challenges....

Sweet Sketch Wednesday....a fabby sketch

Stamp Something....digi day

Bee Crafty....bloomin' marvelous

A Spoon Full of Sugar....floral delight

Sunday 6 June 2010

Little Mermaid

I tried to give this one a bit of a beachy feel using some jute mesh, I think it works quite well. The image is Mermaid Kira from the DigiStamp Boutique and I coloured with copics. I also added sparkle to her tail with a glitter Spica pen but it hasn't come thru' in the piccy (but guess what, and I'm sooo excited, a brand spanking new Sony Digital SLR camera was bought today, but more of that another time). The papers are by Doodlebug and I finished off with a little dolphin charm.

Is everyone remembering that you have the whole of June to enter a card here?Just add a link to ANY card you make this month using a Digi Stamp Boutique image, and you'll be in with a chance of winning 5 images of your choice from the website. Your cards can also be entered into other challenges too, and you can enter as many times as you like.

I am entering this card into 2 challenges....

Sweet Sketch Wednesday....a great sketch

Creative Inspirations....beach theme

Saturday 5 June 2010


Happy weekend everyone. Time for another challenge on the fabulous Penny Black Saturday. This week's theme is 'Swirls' and we have two brilliant prizes .

This from Valentines....
And, from our brand new sponsor, Stampers Supermarket, a Penny Black stamp of the winner's choice.

How cool is that?

For my card I used a little hedgie from the 'Teddy & Company' transparent set. I usually colour PB stamps with water colours but this time I coloured with copics, don't think it works as well. Never mind, lesson learned....don't be a lazy crafter, get up and put some water in your egg cup and get the pencils out, it would only take 2 minutes!

We hope you can swirl with us this week. For fabby inspiration check out what all my teamies have made here.

Friday 4 June 2010

Crafty Calendar..... bugs and beasties

I was one of those people who laughed at poor souls being chased by a wasp. Look, they're doing the 'wasp dance' I used to say. Well, let me tell you, it's sooooore! Two years ago, on holiday in Rome, in the House of the Vestal Virgins, I was stung. I now do the best wasp dance you will ever see!

So I have kept my 'Bugs and Beasties' card for this months Crafty Calendar challenge to a bug I don't mind, butterflies. This also fits in with the optional extra of wings.

I have used Isabella from the DigiStamp Boutique, coloured her with copics and paper pieced her dress.

Please check out the fabulous creations my teamies have come up with this month, you are sure to get the crafting 'bug'!

I am also entering this card into the Fab'n'Funky challenge which is 'paper piecing'.

Thursday 3 June 2010

Meet Jasper....

...the friendly mouse, not to be confused with Casper the friendly ghost.

Jasper looks much happier than the mouse that used to come and visit us. He was all nervy and twitchy, but quite cute all the same. We stopped putting out nuts and fat balls, in the hope that the birds will eat the spiders, so he no longer visits. I hope he's doing OK.

Jasper is one of this months new images over on the DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured him with copics and the papers are by Doodlebug.

Unusually for me he fits 5, yes 5, challenges....

My Partner in Crafting Crime.....happy birthday

Copic Creations.....animals fun fun

Moving Along with the Times....great sketch

I'll be back tomorrow to show you my Crafty Calendar design team card, it's a great theme this month so we hope you will be able to join in the fun.

Tuesday 1 June 2010

tweet talk

Well, as promised, another card from the cutie Woodland collection by Sally-Ann over on the DigiStamp Boutique. Once again I have coloured with Copics and used bloom&grow papers by My Mind's Eye. All the papers in the pack fit these images perfectly, it makes things so much easier when you find a great match.

This fits the challenge on....

Delightful Sketches....texture.

What a Hoot!

Oh my, it's the first day of June already. I can't believe how fast time passes, must be getting older! Anyways, the first of the month means it is DigiStamp Boutique offer of the month release day. And this month Sally-Ann has outdone herself, a set of Woodland cuties.

I coloured the image with Copics and the papers are 'bloom&grow' by My Mind's Eye.

This (nearly) fits the sketch over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I hope I can be forgiven for using a square where the oval should be!

I'll be back later with more woodland wonderfulness.