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Thursday 31 May 2012

2 Little Fairies - Paper Play DT Card

Hello peeps,
My stomach hurts from laughing so much! For a 23 year old 6ft 3" tall rugby player & a black belt at karate my son Gareth is such a wuss at times lol. He hates getting dirty except for on a rugby pitch, is terrified of creepy crawlies & always calls for me to evict spiders for him & this morning he'd only just left home to go to his mates house & he came flying back in the door ranting about my friends being mental and shot out into the back garden! I was in the front room & went to see what on earth was going on and he was at the sink scrubbing his hands, looked white as a ghost and was ranting about my friend Kim saying there was something seriously wrong with her and she's disgusting! Kim had called out to Gareth and plonked a frog in his hands & told him to put in our pond as she'd found it by the road, he was too shocked to do anything but run back in and plop it in the pond lol. If Kim had said she had a frog he would never have put his hands out, I'm still laughing now he was so funny.

Waffle over let's get down to business, I've got to stop laughing my stomach really hurts lol.
Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is
 For my double delight I have 2 little fairies, 2 pins & 2 butterflies, so we'd love to see 2 of something on your card
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Pion & Maya Designs
Sentiment - Magnolia
Postmarks - Papermania
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Flowers - Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Twine - Hemptique 
Butterflies - e-crafts online
Sparkle - diamond stickles
Pins - homemade, Cheesecloth - stash
The Copic colours I've used are -
(both Tilda's) skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair E44, E43, E41
Summer Flower Tilda - dress - RV55, RV52, RV00, C1 shoes - E55, E53, E51, wings - BG10, BG0000 / B40, B00 flower - G85, G82 / R85, R83, R81
Beautiful Tilda - dress - B93, B91, B41, B000, C1 wings - R02, RV00, RV0000 / B000, B0000 / W0, W00
Maypole - E15, E13, E11 / G85, G82 / RV55 / RV00
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Celebrate The Occasion - anything goes, Deep Ocean - swirls, Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes, Scrap Creations - fairies, My Time To Craft - it takes 2, Oldie But A Goodie - anything goes (Beautiful Tilda, Maypole & Butterfly grass all old stamps), Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old (listed previously), Papertake - sketch, Bunny Zoe's Crafts - anything goes, Crafty Boots - anything goes, Fashionista Challenge - simply Summer, Hooked On Crafts - glitter, Make It Monday - anything goes, The Shabby Tea Room - colour me pretty, Crafty Calendar - things with wings, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
That's it from me today peeps, the postie has just brought me a lovely parcel with something in it that I've been hounding the lovely Tiffany at Simon Says Stamp for as I have been itching to get my hands on and play with. I will reveal all as soon as I've had a play :)
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Tilda's In Havana - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
Would you believe after almost 25 years of marriage I have just discovered my husband is a con man! I was trying to decide what to cremate for dinner & I really fancied some chips from the chip shop as I can't remember the last time I had chippy food, so I text hubby & asked him if he could please pick me up some chips on his way home from work & he replied "of course babe, that will be 20 quid, do you want fish as well?" I declined his kind offer with a "not at your prices mate" god knows what he would have charged me for fish lol.

The sun is with us again today :) It's been so beautiful & hot & sunny here for days on end but I think our Dude (dog) will be a whole lot happier when it cools down a little, he really doesn't like the heat so I bought another fan which we've put on the floor for him & he lays right in front of it & seems to thoroughly enjoy having it blowing in his face, aww.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week it's the old favorite

My lovely teamies and I are featuring twine on our cards this week, I expect you've noticed already that I love my Hemptique twine so this was a really easy product for me to feature.
There are a few days left to enter the DT CALL for a chance to be on this wonderful DT, so if you want the opportunity to join the lovely SIMON SAYS STAMP family pop over to the challenge blog for more details.
 Ingredients -
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93 hair - E44, E43, E41 clothes, shoes & headband - R27, R24, R22 / E53, E51 chair - C3, C1, C00 flowers - RV55, RV52 / YG95, YG93 / YR24, YR20 tablecloth - RV00, RV000, RV0000 / C1, C00 cups - R00, R000, R0000 / C1, C00
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 spending spree in the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp
Don't forget to keep and eye on the STORE BLOG peeps for lots of fabby inspiration, new products & chances to win some lovely candy :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Aud's Sentiments - any sentiment, Divas By Design - anything goes, Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes, Stampavie & More - for a girl, Whimsy Inspirations - bingo (top row, pearls, image, flowers), Crafty Sentiments - anything goes, Stampin' For The Weekend - sketch, Love To Create - add a sentiment, Ooh La La - make it girly, The Cutie Pie challenge - die cuts & punches, Inspire Me fridays - anything goes
I've bought hubby the International SMASH book for him to pop souvenirs & piccy's from his & Jodie's holiday in & he loves it, I'll make a crafter of him yet lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday 27 May 2012

Little Lemon Pepper - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

 Good morning afternoon peeps,
I am not at all with it today, it's a case of body on sofa, head somewhere in the clouds! I'm just having coffee number three so fingers crossed that will sort me out and I'll be able to get my head around what I'm doing, actually it would make a nice change to know what I'm doing lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight we are playing 

As always my super talented & lovely teamies have some beautiful inspiration for you, pop over and take a peek.
 Ingredients -
Image - Whimsy, Lemon Pepper
Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania Designstax, Lucy Cromwell
Flowers - Kort & Godt, Wild Orchid & Hooked On Crafts
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Sentiment - Magnolia
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Other - Pin - homemade, leaves -MS Frond leaf punch, Ribbon & Butterfly - stash
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E55, E53, E50, hat & clothes - BV02, BV01, BV0000 / YR21, YR15, YR000 / B00, B0000, C1, C0 / B45, B41 / Y00, Y0000 / G94 / CO, balloon - V25, V22, V20, V0000, bird - E55, E53
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
The Sketchy Challenges - sketch, Allsorts - birthday for someone special, Crafty Calendar - things with wings, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Stempelsonnen - head wear, Delightful Challenges - 5 or more flowers, DYSU - birds, Sassy Studio Designs - hats off to you, Southern Girls - die cuts & punches, Crafts & Me - flowers, Crafty Creations - pastels, pearls & lace, Just Keep On Creating - anything goes, Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes, Ruby's Rainbow - things with wings, Everybody Art - lace & shapes, Scrap Creations - bingo (diagonal - ribbon, die cuts & pearls), Ladybug Crafts Ink - something with wings
 Here is our Bingo card, I've used - Lilac, Sewing & Flowers :)

 A quick reminder that there is one more week to join in with our
& don't forget to hop around my lovely teamies blogs for the chance to win some yummy blog candy

That's me done peeps, more coffee & feet up blogging are my plans for the day followed by some pottering in the garden as it's too beautiful to stay inside all day. I feel like I'm winning with the garden now and hubby has built me some raised beds to grow a few salad plants & veggies in so I need to transplant my seedlings from the greenhouse, hark at me sounding like I know what I'm doing, what a blagger lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Father's Day At The Beach - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

 Good morning peeps,
It's so lovely to wake up to another hot & sunny day here in Somerset :)

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

I've decided to go for a seaside theme for hubby's card as on Fathers Day he will be sunning himself in Portugal with Jodie as they will be on holiday with the Harley club. I've just bought Jode a pretty pink helmet with flowers on so at least part of her will look nice and girlie in amongst a group of thousands of bikers lol. They are both so excited & we are at the stage of the daily countdown! All day yesterday I kept hearing both of them say "only 19 sleeps", it's as bad as Christmas lol.
 Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
I tried a new technique for me on the sand, I coloured it and then masked my images and using a dish cloth dabbed on Copic colourless blender solution to give it a textured look like real sand has.
Apologies that I don't have the Copic numbers I used today as I used so many I lost track.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a $50 spending spree in the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp

Don't forget to check out the STORE BLOG for lots of inspiration, new products and chances to win lots of lovely candy.

As you can see my card had a little visitor when I was photographing it :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Paper & Such Design - Fathers Day, Stamp n Doodle - sparkle & bling, Top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old (gems & stamps-ocean background, butterfly, balloon, kite, dragon fly), Aud's Sentiments - any sentiment, Magnolia Mania - Edwin only, Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes, The Paper Shelter - bling it on, Creative Stamp Friends - Fathers Day, Lollipop Crafts - make a splash, Make It Monday - anything goes, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - anything goes, Let's Ink It Up - bling, Sketch Saturday - sketch

My gardening had ground to a halt as I needed to rest my shoulder after driving to Plymouth for my baby sisters birthday party so a little potter in the garden is planned today as it's feeling better & I really need to plant the hanging baskets. 
I miss my baby sis so much it was so lovely to see her & her family & Tracey thoroughly enjoyed herself, as you can see baby sis had double vodkas a plenty lol
She's going to be so thrilled I published that pic lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Candy Winners

  Good morning peeps,
Sorry I am late announcing my candy winners, you would not believe how long it's taken me to figure out how to save and crop the Random.Org piccy's on this computer as it wouldn't allow me to edit in Picassa like I usually do for the Random.Org pic's. I was going to save the whole pages on my memory stick and try and transfer them to my old laptop to crop them when eventually the penny dropped & I figured it out.

So here goes, the winners as picked by Random.Org are -

Main candy winner -
Number 143 - Dragon Lady

The winner of a Memory Box butterfly stamp & die is -

 Number 69 - Bonnie O'Clair

and the final winner of 2 x Lili Of The Valley stamps is -

Congratulations ladies please email me your full name's & postal addy's and I will pop your candy in the post.
I haven't decided what my next candy will be yet so I will post it when I do

Sunday 20 May 2012

Babies At Totally Tilda + Blog Hop + Candy

 Good morning peeps,
today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight we have a special challenge & not only have we a new challenge with 3 lovely sponsors but also a blog hop with candy up for grabs on my lovely friends & super talented teamies blogs.
More details can be found on the

Our challenge this fortnight is 
& even cute little Edwin is allowed to join us for this challenge as any Magnolia baby image is allowed.
You are in for a treat as you hop around and visit my lovely teamies and see the beautiful creations they have made, don't forget to leave them a comment to be in with a chance of winning some of the gorgeous candy on offer.
If you've arrived here from our lovely
you are on the right track, if not pop back to the challenge blog & find the blog hop order there

I decided to make a card & decorate a box holding a gift for the little lady expected in our family in a few weeks time.
Ingredients -
Images - sitting baby Tingla, teddy, recipe card & sentiment, all Magnolia
Medium - Copics, Papers - Magnolia, Flowers - Magnolia, Kort & Godt, Melissa Frances & Wild Orchid, Pearls - Melissa Frances, string of pearls - Wild Orchid, Brad - American Crafts, Lace - The Ribbon Girl, Ribbon - May Arts, anything else from stash.
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickey swirls, romantic lace, vintage mistletoe, Martha Stewart eyelet lace PATP, frond leaf punch & classic 3-in-1 butterfly punch (box)
The Copic colours I've used are -
Tingla - skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes & hair ribbons - R85, R83, R81, booties & dummy - RV55, RV52, RV000
Teddy - E55, E53, E51, R20, E93 / RV00, RV52
Recipe card - C3, C1, C00, RV55, RV52
For the gift box I have again used the same Magnolia papers & sitting baby Tingla. I have sat her on a row of die cut Memory Box buttons & threaded Hemptique twine through them then added a Cousin nappy pin charm. The sentiment is a Paper Make-Up stamp which I've stamped on Magnolia's Dream Tag Doo Hickey.
 I'm entering my gift set in the following challenges -
Tilda's Town - anything goes,  Colour Me Creative Copic - anything goes, The Crafty Pad - bingo (bottom row, ribbon, flowers, pearls), Card Makin' Mamas - May flowers, Crafts 4 Eternity - wonderful wings, Fairy Tale - things with wings, Fussy & Fancy - new baby, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Simply Create Too - feminine or  Mothers Day, Crafty Ribbons - flowers, Delightful Challenges - add ribbon, Hanna & Friends - anything but a card, Willow Sketchie - 3 different papers &/or sketch
 Before I sign off I thought I'd show you what is inside the box. Inside the little box is the absolutely gorgeous & super cute hand crocheted baby shoes made by my dear friend & super talented Tab
 I have some sweet stuff on offer for one of the blog hoppers who enters the challenge :)
 If you have joined me on the blog hop please could you write "hop" in your comment to make it easier for me to find out who is hopping & who to include in the draw, thank you x
The next stop on the hop is our lovely 
I hope you enjoy the hop & thanks for stopping by

Friday 18 May 2012

Picked Sweet - Paper Play DT Card

 Hello peeps,
I'm late again! Hubby had a day off & we had one of those days where we have been in & out all day, garden center, timber yard, B&Q, Sainsbury's etc, & I've been very naughty in Next & bought a few nice bits & pieces for our home. I asked hubby what her thought of a huge picture that I said I thought would look nice in our bedroom & got the reply "yeah that would look nice" yet that same husband looked at that same picture in our lounge earlier & asked "where's that come from & where's it going?" And he has the nerve to say I never ask his opinion lol.

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

I have distressed all my paper edges with vintage photo distress ink and my scissors.
 Ingredients -
Image - Whimsy, Picked Sweet, Medium - Copics, Papers - Prima, Fairy Belle & Pink Paislee, Butterfly Garden, Flowers - Wild Orchid, Lace & Twine - The Ribbon Girl, Brad - American Crafts, Pearls - Melissa Frances, Doily, Cheesecloth & Charm - stash, Sparkle - Crystal glamour dust paint

The Copic colours I've used are -
skin E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair, E25, E31, E50, clothes -YR01, YR00, YR0000, C00, C1 / G43, G40, G0000 / B41, B0000 / R14, R12 / G40, G00, flowers - YR24, YR21, YR20 / YR04 / RV95, RV93, RV91, pot - E47, E44, E42, E40, grass - E44, YG97, YG95, TG93, YG91
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
The Sketchy Challenge - sketch, Cooking It Up With Katie - brad, twine, rubber stamp, Penny's Papercrafty - for mom, The Sisterhood of Crafters - May flowers, Truly Scrumptious - anything goes, Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes, By The Cute & Girly - anything goes, Elizabeth Bells World - Spring is in the air, Creative Craft - distressing, Die Cuttin' Divas - flowers, Papertake - in the garden, Bunny Zoe's - anything goes, Creative Monday's - stitching, Hooked On Crafts - flowers, Make It Monday - anything goes, Craft A Scene - Spring flowers, Stamptacular - butterfly kisses, CES - anything goes, Sweet Stampin' - flower power
 Today is Yesterday (as it's now 12.30am!)was my baby sisters birthday so I am closing my candy and will be back as soon as I have checked through MrLinky & deleted any double entries & let Random.Org pick the winners.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Pirate Luka - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
 It's another beautiful but cold day here today, I am so looking forward to the weather warming up again.
Hopefully I will not be ranting about the pink thing anymore as we are bonding! Fingers crossed I have sorted the problem woo hoo, I am so stubborn it was not going to beat me no matter how annoyed it made me lol. At long last I can now get back to blogging properly & get to grips with Windows 7. It's been so annoying just being able to peer at cards from my dashboard but not visit blogs unless I've borrowed Jode's little netbook to do my DT comms, Jode is pleased too as she needs her netbook a lot at the moment finishing off college assignments, whatever happened to pens & paper lol.

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

My fabulous teamies & I are showcasing La La Land & Lawn Fawn stamps this week so if you have them we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory.
Normally I would have a right panic about CAS cards but I am o.k with this one, it was so quick & easy to make which was perfect as I've been enjoying being busy in the garden so the hours I've saved making my DT card was time well spent painting fences.
Ingredients -
Image - Pirate Luka, La La Lands (thanks BA for this lovely stamp x)
Sentiment - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Paper - Magnolia
Twine - Hemptique
Pearls - Hero Arts
Charm - Blue Moon
The Copic colours I've used are -
 skin -E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, hat C5, C3, C1, C0, clothes - B99, B07, B95, B93 / Y26, Y23 / W7, W6, W4, W2, W0, boots -W4, W3, W1, W0, sack - E59, E57, E55, E53, map E34, E31, E30, parrot - G29, G24, G21, / N3, N1,/ R24, R22, R14 / E34, E31

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree.
Don't forget to check out the STORE BLOG for inspiration, featured products and lots of lovely candy.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Lollipop Crafts - just for him, Make It Monday - anything goes, Ooh La La - ribbon / twine, Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes, Totally Stampalicious - CAS, Pile It On - CAS, Allsorts - card for a man / boy, CMC - anything goes, Crafty Emma - anything goes, Retro Sketches - fab sketches, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
That's me done for today peeps so it's time for a cuppa & a nice long blog hopping session.
Thanks for stopping by

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