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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Soooo Special Tilda

Good morning peeps,
OMG it's sooooooo cold, it snowed virtually all day here yesterday, thankfully it didn't settle in town but the hills all around us are snow covered.
I've just realised it's the last day of the month & I haven't got my 3 January Christmas cards blogged for Hjerteboden's Juleblogg challenge, as I plan on joining the lovely ladies there through the year as I did last year as it's a big help to keep going with the Christmas cards throughout the year.
The challenge at Hjerteboden's this month is to make 3 Christmas cards, 1 of which must be shaped, and my other 2 can be seen HERE and HERE.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia Special Tilda (no longer available, but I'm able to use her thanks to a couple of lovely friends xx) & Christmas background
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Sparkle - Glamour dust glitter & paint
Flowers - Prima, Wild Orchid, Kort & Godt & Memory Box
Other - snowtex, Make It Crafty gingerbread man, Blue Moon pearl beads
Tools - Nesties, Magnolia Doo Hickey snowflake & spruce, Heat tool, embossing powder

The Copic colours I've used are - 
skin - E000, E11, E00, R30, R20, hair - E27, E31, E50, hat & scarf - BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000, top & skates - C00, C1, C3, trousers - C5.C3,C1
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Hjerteboden's Juleblogg - 3 Christmas cards, 1 must be shaped, Lollipop Crafts - anything goes, Make It Monday & Inspire Me Friday - anything goes linky party, Pollycraft - favourite things (Magnolia's), The Crazy Challenge - flowers, Christmas Card Challenges - fav technique (stamping & copic colouring), Gingerloft - let it snow, Robyn's Fetish - make it sparkle, Stamptacular - diamonds or peals, Crazy 4 Challenges - layer it on, Delicious Doodles - Winter wonderland, Hotshot Craft - flowers, Ditzy-craftymess - anything goes, Jellypark Friends - Winter wonderland, Stampin' For The Weekend - embossing, Paper-Crafting Journey - floral

That's it from me peeps, I have masses of Simon Says Stamp DT comments to leave, I've made it to 500 so I've still hundreds to get through, typing fingers at the ready lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 29 January 2012

Shabby Chic For You - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I scared myself yesterday!!! Hubby & I had the day to ourselves as Jode was working & Gareth was babysitting little Ollie so hub's suggested postponing taking my strong painkillers & popping into town for a KFC. Mmmm how could I refuse especially as it was my turn to cremate something for tea lol. I finished off my online shopping treat before heading for town, lots of Pion Papers, 2 x Magnolia stamps & some dies :) 
Trip into town just for KFC resulted in -
 KFC + 2 pairs of jeans, belt, slippers, perfume, & 4 x chic lit books (me), 2 x T-shirts, 1 x 3/4 length shorts (hubby), paint (kitchen - not planned but I liked the colour!), 24 piece dinner set + 2 extra dinner plates + 3 x dips bowls, jug, whisk (just because it was pink!), cat treats, 4 pints of milk, giant Cadburys buttons (I love them), recycling food caddy bags, bubble bath, deodorant, mixed baby leaf salad, oh and some choc chip muffins :) 
As we left Sainsburys & headed for the car I was a bit miffed that hubby wasn't holding my hand any more & it suddenly dawned on me that he was laden down with all these bags, a tin of pain, a big box of crockery, milk etc while I was toddling along beside him just carrying my handbag so I thought it best not to complain, good job he's strong lol. Driving home I had an OMG moment & scared myself, how much money had he let me spend £££££££££££££££££££££££ he's so irresponsible lol, I needed a lie down after my scare but I had a lovely time & thank goodness I paid cash so it won't scare me again seeing my unintended spree on my bank statement lol.
To top my day off I came home & sat on my door mat in the porch waiting for me was another Special Tilda ooooh lovely :) 
Are you all still with me after all that waffle, if so I'll get down to business.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnights challenge is

Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, she's a Special girlie & only available HERE
Medium - Copics
Papers - Raspberry Road
Flowers - Prima, Magnolia & Wild Orchid
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Heart Doily - Royal Lace
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls, heart & heart swirls, nesties, Cheery Lyn butterfly, white spray paint, Tim Holtz picket fence crackle paint.
Apologies for not knowing the Copic colours today I coloured the images a couple of months ago. As you can see I've gone really shabby chic on this card & distressed pretty much everything, I made this card when Ali & I had our craft day a couple of weeks ago & it was an experiment for us both to have a play with spray paint, tip - wear gloves as we ended up with white hands.
The pin is homemade, the cheesecloth is a pressie from a lovely friend and the sparkle is glamour dust paint
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Allsorts - 1 or more hearts, Craft Your Days Away - distressing, Crazy 4 Challenges - layer it on, Corrosive - I heart You, Magnolia Stamp Lovers - twine, The Drunken Stampers - use something new (stamp & heart die), The Poodles Parlour - Valentines/love, Simply Create Too - love is in the air, Stempelsonne - Valentine, Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/love, Moving Along With The Times - blooming marvellous, Inspire Me Fridays & Make It Monday - anything goes linky party
You'll be pleased to know after that very long post I'm done peeps, I'll be back for a blogging session soon, I'm just "popping" out to buy a crusty loaf & some suet as it's stew for dinner today :) I think I will just take a fiver with me and leave my purse at home lol. 
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday 26 January 2012

Sooooooooo Cute - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
Happy Australia Day to my friends down under :)
I'm running later due to another lie in, gawd I feel so lazy lol, so I will cut the waffle today and get straight down to business.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is a nice easy one,
Ingredients -
Image - Saturated Canary, Medium - Copics, Papers - Magnolia, Flowers - Wild Orchid, Magnolia & punched, Pearls - Melissa Frances, Sentiment - Magnolia, Ribbon - Stampin' Up, Lace - Simplicity line trim (love the iridescent shimmer on this), Pin - homemade, Feather - Etsy, Fancy Corner - E Crafts, Button & Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Tools - MS PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart Swirls, Woodware mini butterfly punch, EK Success mini retro flower punch 
I'll pop back & link products in a mo :)
I love Krista's images & have bought loads, I just need to try & give my beloved Magnolia's a little rest while I colour them up.
The Copic colours I've used are - Skin - E000, E00, E11, E01, R20, Hair - E27, E31, E50, Top - R85, R83, R81, Skirt & Boots - E17, E19, E33, E30, Balloons - RV95, RV93, RV91 & RV13, RV11, RV10.
For the sparkle I have used Crystal Glamour Dust paint which I love as it's much quicker to apply than the glamour dust glitter and I didn't end up covered in sparkle like I usually do, I just need to try & remember where I bought it!
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - lace & pearls, Deep Ocean - sparkling/glitter, Die Cuttin' Divas - buttons, bows &/or bling, Everybody Art - swirls, Ladybug Crafts Inc - bows, Papertake - happy highlights, Make It Monday - anything goes, Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes, Pile It On - lace, Sketch Saturday - sketch, Cardmad Fairy - ribbons & bows, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - glitter, 4 Crafty Chicks - pins, Saturated Canary - punches & dies
That's me done peeps, I'm heading to the kettle for a coffee to try & wake myself up properly & settle down & do some blogging as it's blooming cold here which is just perfect for a day snuggled at home :)
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Tilda as Lucia - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & Mini Candy Winner

Good morning peeps,
I had one of those days yesterday where I couldn't stay awake for very long. I tried catching up with some emails & blogging but Zzzzzz, I went all the way to America shopping in my favourite crafty store & somewhere among the Prima flowers it happened again Zzzzzz, I know America's a long way to pop in an afternoon but I was enjoying filling my cart up lol. I woke up being hit by Georgie (cat) very confused as it was dark except for the light in the dragons tank and I wondered what on earth was going on , it took a while to realise Georgie was bopping me wanting his tea, what a waste of a day, a big fat nothing achieved. I had planned to spend time in my craft room while hubby was at work but after I had slept pretty much most of the day away I was too tired to do anything, how does that work for goodness sake! I hear of other people who feel refreshed after a good sleep, well not me I just want more lol. Give me back my insomnia any day at least I get loads done lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week it's that old favourite

My lovely teamies & I are showcasing ECHO PARK papers this week.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Tilda as Lucia (poor neglected little soul had never seen ink, my bad)
Medium - Copics 
Flowers - Magnolia & handmade

 The Copic colours I've used are, skin - E000, E00, EO1, E11, R20, hair - E27, E31, E50, dress - C3, C1, C00, sash - R89, R59, R39,candle - YR61, Y32, E40, E42, headband - G94, G82 & white gel pen
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree

Don't forget to keep an eye on the STORE BLOG for a chance to see the new goodies in store, inspiration and give aways galore :)
OMG have you seen the Tim Holtz distress marker pens that will be in store soon, I just know I am going to "need" them lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Magnolia Down Under - inspired by my National flag (red, white & blue), Deep Ocean - sparkling/glitter, Cards & More - bingo (top row), Heart Song Inspirations - red & white &/or ribbon, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Nadell's sketch, Cupcake Inspirations - inspirational piccy, Sentimental Sundays - die cuts, Card Makin' Mamas - something old (stamp & papers), Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - glitter, Fussy & Fancy - let it snow, Inspire Me Fridays - link-up party
Have any of you noticed I'm a big girl now? I can just about use a sewing machine now yaaaayyyyyyy, I can only do straightish lines but that's good enough for me for now, one day I may get really brave and attempt circles and possibly even ovals lol. 

I've just remembered my mini candy so rather than write down names of everyone who wanted to be entered which would take ages, I entered the comments number into Random.Org and typically after counting to almost the bottom of the comments list the lady who's number came up hadn't asked to be entered so I clicked it again and this time it picked -
number 17

Congrats hunny, please email me your full name and postal addy and I will pop your stamp in the post to you.

There are a few days left to enter my blog hits candy if you would like to and haven't already :)
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 22 January 2012

Summer .... I wish! - Addicted To Stamps DT Card & More CANDY :)

 Good morning peeps,
I don't know where the last few days have gone! Ali & I had a craft day on Thursday which was lovely, full of the usual waffle & gossip & I'm sure it was the first time we didn't end up yelling at each other, or did we, we do it so much I loose track lol.
I had the bright idea of "cataloguing" my Magnolia stamps by stamping them all twice (one for reference & one for masking) & storing the images in a folder according to type e.g standing Tilda's, sitting Tilda's, backgrounds etc to make it easy for me to see them as several times I have bought duplicates not realising I already have them, but I had a bit of a shock when I realised what a mammoth task that will be! Four hours in after lots of "aaaah she's pretty" and black hands from the ink I think I'm almost half way through stamping my standing Tilda's, and I think I may need to buy a bigger folder lol.

Today I have a card to share which is my 
DT card & this fortnight our challenge is

I am also blogging my card as a midway reminder for 
as there is one week left to play in our challenge
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Flowers - Magnolia & Wild Orchid
Seam Binding & Button - The Ribbon Girl
Sparkle - crystal glamour dust
Fancy Corner - e-crafts online
I wanted to give Tilda's skin a darker colour to make her look more authentic, & for those that want them here are the Copic colours -
skin - E15, E13, E11, E00, R85, R83, hair - C7, C5, C3, C0, Sari - RV63, RV00, RV000, RV0000, elephant - C3, C1, C00, C000, R85, R81, leaves - G94, G85, G91, butterflies - RV55, RV02, RV00, GOO, B52
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - Tina's sketch & fabric (cheesecloth)
Card Makin' Mamas - something old ( all stamps)

As I have been a terrible blogger while battling the side effects of my new painkillers & you have been so lovely leaving me encouraging comments I have a little thank you to share which is more mini candy, a brand new Belles & Whistles stamp
 Fairy Wishes
There is no need to advertise it peeps just leave me a comment to let me know you want to be entered in the draw and I will announce the winner in a few days.
I have changed my comments to the pop up box as some peeps said they are having problems with the embedded comments, trust me to be different I've had problems with pop up's lol.
I am off to put the heating back on, it's soooooooo cold here today.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Simon Says Stamp DT Card - Sketch Time

Good morning peeps,
I had a whole day out in the big wide world yesterday which I haven't done since before I started on the new painkillers, I couldn't take them yesterday due to driving & blimey didn't I notice the difference which was painful but also good as it proved how much they help :) Hubby, Jodie & I all went to Cribbs Causeway for a bit of shopping, actually a lot of shopping lol & lunch. I got chased, yes literally chased by a woman who I was about to belt over the head thinking she was after my handbag but she grabbed my hand & was babbling on about my fingernails being real & beautiful !!! I was so shocked & all hubby & Jode could do was stand there in fits of laughter, I couldn't decide if she was leading up to trying to sell me something or just a nutter after my fingernails & I didn't hang around to find out lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is a

The card I have made using Domi's lovely sketch I made a couple of weeks ago & was a last minute Christening card requested by Jodie 3 days before she was being Godmother to her friends baby boy. She was over the moon about being asked to be Cobey's Godmother but she said the Christening was in April but obviously in her excitement got it sooooo wrong lol.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Paper - Magnolia
Doily - Royal Lace
Ribbon - May Arts
Flowers - Magnolia & Prima

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 is store spending spree

Keep an eye on the store blog peeps for lots of give-aways, new products & some gorgeous inspiration

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Deep Ocean - sparkling &/or glitter, Desert Island Crafts - pick at least 3! (distressing, metal, monochromatic, sentiment), The Craft Garden - monochromatic, Creative Craft - the colour blue, Flutterby Wednesday - open, Paper Pretties - glitter, Scrap Creations - die cuts, Crafty Bloggers Network - monochrome, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps R Us - just kidding around, The Crazy Challenge - tic tac toe (ribbon, image, pearls), Let's Ink It Up - anything goes, Sentimental Sundays - ribbon, 2 Sisters - metal, Crazy 4 Challenges - monochromatic blue, Secret Crafter - anything goes with blue, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes linky party
That's me done peeps, I'm having a lazy day today & just doing some blogging & maybe a bit of colouring, it's 11.20am & I'm still sat here in my PJ's, shocking lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 15 January 2012

Tilda's In The Jungle - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I've been fighting blogger again which is so annoying, deleting browsing history only worked for a while & I was back to getting blank blogs again so I've just switched to Google Chrome & so far so good, fingers crossed I will be able to leave comments & see all blogs again, now I just need to have a fiddle and customise it as I've no toolbar at the moment which is weird lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& we have a special challenge for you which is

It's special because all of my teamies & I are using the same Tilda and she's a Special Edition girlie, I loved seeing the different styles of my teamies all with the same image, go take a peek the girls as always have some gorgeous cards for your inspiration.
This is our first challenge back after our much appreciated Christmas break, this was my only DT to have a Christmas break & it was quite hard keeping up with DT commenting over Christmas so a big thank you to Susie for giving us a holiday :)
Ingredients -
Image - Special Edition Tilda available HERE, and Magnolia Waterfall background
Medium - Copics
Papers - DCWV The Linen Closet & Basic Grey Porcelain (dress)
Leaves Ribbon - May Arts
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid
Sparkle - Crystal glamour dust
Tools - MS Eyelet Lace PATP, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Nesties, Magnolia Doo Hickey old oak tree

Apologies for not noting down the Copic colours, I did start to but ended up using so many I got engrossed in colouring & forgot, my bad lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Basic Grey - anything goes, Sweet Stampin' - all that glitters, Alphabet - Y for you can choose, Crafty Catz , Craft Us Crazy, Crafty CreationsFairy Tale & Card Makin' Mama's - something new (stamps & butterfly die), Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - glitter latte, Crafty Ann's - lets think hot, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes linky party, Simply Create Too - layers, Scrap Creations - glitter, Ladybug Crafts - anything goes using new stash (stamps & butterfly die)
A quick reminder that there is still one more week to enter our
challenge at
I have noticed doing my post that Google Chrome is a lot faster than IE 8, lets hope it stays that way :)
Before I go I want to say a huge thank you for all your lovely comments while I have been struggling to get round to you and return them either due to naughty blogger or my new tablets. Touch wood I feel like I am starting to win with them as the sickness seems to have passed, & even hubby has noticed I don't sound as "drunk" all the time now so I am getting there although I did stagger & stumble & bang my head yesterday and I still have a nice tender lump on it so I had to eat chocolate to get over the shock, any excuse lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday 13 January 2012

GDT Card For Prairie Fairy - Gillian's At The Beach

Hello peeps,
I've had a busy day today, I started off by fighting with blogger this morning! I kept getting a blank page when I went on some blogs, others I could see & could comment on, but the blogs with pop up comments I was just getting a blank page again grrrrrr. I was up nice & early thinking I'd get some blogging done but didn't manage to leave many comments :( Blogger help has lots of people reporting this problem & I did too & was just about to give up & had a brain wave of trying deleting my browsing history & cookies to see if that worked & it did :) all good to go again, so if you are suffering blogger problems give that a try & if you aren't sure how here's quick instructions -

Today I have a card to share as I am this fortnights Guest Designer at
and this fortnight the challenge is

I almost went with the "dreaming" part of the song but changed my mind thinking California = sunshine, warmth, beaches, sigh that sounds lovely as it's flipping freezing here lol.

Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Sentiments - Cats Life Press
Flowers - Wild Orchid & Magnolia
Tools - MS deco fan shells PATP, MS Frond leaf punch, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance, Cheery Lynn butterfly die
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes linky party, Cute Card Thursday - You're having a laugh, Crafty Creations, Cupcake Craft & Fairy Tale - something new (papers & butterfly), Flutterby Wednesday - bright colours, My Mums Craft Shop - here come the girls, Crafty Ann's - lets think hot, The Pixie Cottage - sketch, Whimsey Inspiration - Happy Birthday, Celebrate The Occassion - childs birthday, Make It Monday - anything goes linky party

Have a wonderful weekend & thanks for stopping by

Thursday 12 January 2012

A Special Magnolia With Stitches - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I've had a traumatic incident! I was attempting some colouring sat on the sofa when Diddy (cat) leaped right at me, so thinking he was just in one of his mad playful moods I told him off and told him to stop it, but he did it again, & again & again, he would not leave me alone. I must have been trying to fend him off for about half an hour before I spotted what the problem was, I only had a flipping locus on my top. OMG panic stations, I didn't know what to do so froze making a stupid whimpering noise before the brain finally kicked in & I swiped it off of me onto the rug & Diddly pounced & thankfully held the horrid creepy crawly under his paw until I got there with the tweezers. It must have jumped out onto me when I fed hubby's bearded dragons & I hadn't noticed, thank goodness for Diddly, if it had have crawled up into my wild curly hair I'd have been in real trouble trying to get it out lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

For this challenge I inked up one of my beautiful Special Tilda's, although they are all special to me :)
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Special Edition Wonderful Winter Tilda, she's only available HERE
Medium - Copics
Paper - Raspberry Road
Lace, Pom Pom trim & Seam Binding - The Ribbon Girl
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Glitter - Glamour Dust & Martha Stewart

I have painted on lots of lovely snowtex which is a new to me, usually I use crackle paint for going shabby but I love the added texture snowtex gives so will definitely use this again.
The Copic colours I've used are - SKIN - E000, E00, E13, R20, R30, HAIR - E27, E31, E50, TOP C00, C0, C1, C3, HAT ETC - R81, R83, R85
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC -monochromatic pink with a bow
Deep Ocean - Lots of white
Sketch & Stash - fabby sketch
Truly Scrumptious - shabby, pastels with paint
Magnolia Down Under - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps, I am off to catch up with as many of you as possible while I'm wide awake :)
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Simon Says Stamp DT - Spots & / Or Stripes

Hello peeps,
I'm not feeling very chatty today as I keep nodding off but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your lovely comments, support & encouragement, I'll be honest I have so nearly stopped taking these painkillers so many times, the sickness has stopped (fingers crossed) & I'm trying so hard to stay focused on that light at the end of the tunnel, I just wish it wasn't so flipping far away lol. 
Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

This week my lovely teamies & I are showcasing some gorgeous MEMORY BOX products.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Flowers - Memory Box Pinwheel Posy, Magnolia & Prima

The Copic colours I've used are -Skin E13, R30, E00, E000, R20, Hair - E27, E31, E50, Dungarees - C3, C1, C00, C000, Socks - C1, C000, Top - RV34, RV32, RV00, Rose & Heart - RV91, RV93, RV95, Tag - W00, W2.

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 spending spree in the fabulous
which has an amazingly huge range of gorgeous goodies.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the STORE BLOG to be in with a chance of winning one of the lovely giveaways, seeing NEW PRODUCTS and techniques.

SSS Card Kit Subscription
If you haven't already seen SIMON SAYS STAMP now has it's very own card kit each month, the first one sold old quickly so if you want it be quick :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Magnolia Down Under - anything goes, Just Magnolia - anything goes, Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch, Cards & More - stripes & pearls, Papertake - die cute special, Cupcake Craft, Fairy Tale & Card Makin' Mamas - something new (Tilda, wreath & rolled flower dies), Heartsong Inspirations - border punches &/or paper tearing, Lexi's Creations - anything goes, Make It Monday & Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes linky party, Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes, Crafty Emma's - anything goes, Jelly Park Friends - Old Year/New Year (old papers & punches, new Tilda, wreath & flower dies), Simply Create Too - more than 2 layers

That's me done peeps, I'm off to have a wander around the garden and try & keep myself awake.
Thanks so much for stopping by

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