Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Erm.... a very big mess!

I am ashamed to say that I haven't made a card in a week! I've been so busy with my new venture that I just haven't had time. Must get my finger out tonight though as its my sister-in-laws birthday on Saturday and I want to make her an easel box card. I have the theory all in my head I just need to put it into practice!

Aaaaanyway, on with the pics......                                                                                                                          

As you can see from the first pic, my new venture is.....nappy cakes! There doesn't seem to be anyone round here who does unique baby gifts so I thought I would give it a go. I have made some adult pamper cakes with towels, smellies, choccies and alcohol as well- will upload the pics soon. Now I need to get advertising- a couple of shops in town have said I can put posters in their windows so fingers crossed I get an order soon!

The second pic, well what can I say? Its a mess of ribbons, safety pins and god knows what else! Need to organize my ribbon collection asap as they are all getting tangled and I find myself spending ages untangling the one I want.

Has anyone ordered the SWALK pick of the week from Crafter's Companion? I have to say, I love it but sadly can't justify the cost at the moment- will have to wait till the stamps are available individually I think.

Have a great day everyone, whatever you do xx

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Beautiful Birthday Candy

Take a look at the gorgeous candy in the picture. It is one of 5 (yes 5!) sets that the lovely Jodi is giving away as part of her birthday celebration!

Pop on over to Inked Inspirations to see what else she is offering and how you can win!

Friday, 9 July 2010

I found the most fantastic digistamp site....

Bugaboo StampsSorry, 3 posts in one day- omg what is wrong with me!!! I had to tell you all about the most fantastic digistamp site that I found- some of the images are hilarious! Make sure you take a look at the Stella collection, those images and sentiments had me laughing out loud!  I have been looking round the site at images for about an hour and I am still no closer to choosing- I want them all!! I guess the one big advantage of digistamps is that they take up zero space in your drawers lol.

Another site you should definitely stop at is Little Musings. SJ, the lady who runs the blog is a super-talented lady who draws the cutest images. What's more she gives them away every Friday. She has just uploaded a Bella & Edward musing for us Twilight fans out there- I am eagerly awaiting my son's bedtime so I can have a play! SJ is in the process of having her images transferred to clear stamps by Personal Impressions which I believe will be sold through QVC. Hop on over to her site, have a look at the gorgeous cards made by her DT and get a few downloads- you know you want to!!

Another site you might want to take a look at is Elzybells- Elizabeth is another lady who creates the most fantastic stamps- I have been a fan of hers since she started around 7 yrs ago. Sadly she has decided to close Elzybells so all her stamps are currently half price!! She also has ink pads, cardstock, buttons and other goodies on the site, all on sale- go and see for yourselves xx

Card in a hurry

Well after spending all that time making a card for one of my friends last night, I completely forgot that it was another friends birthday today- cue huge panic at the thought of having to chuck a card together in 10 minutes! I didn't have time to stamp an color an image so I went in a completely different direction this time and used some Honey & Hugs decoupage & backing paper, along with silver mirri board and some card candy.

I didn't like it at first but its grown on me- and I managed to run all the way to town to catch the postman doing his lunchtime pickup so go me!! Hopefully she will like it- we haven't been friends very long so I'm not really sure what she's into but I figured that it was a simple enough card to be safe!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day- I need to get busy and clear out my Harry Potter cupboard as I have a freezer coming tomorrow that was donated to me from a very kind freecycler. My challenge diary is full of card ideas and I need to start thinking of a card to make for my (ex) sister-in-law who is celebrating her 30th at the end of the month. She's been there for me a lot recently so I want to make her something really special. She loves bright colors and is from Mauritius so am thinking something on a tropical/ summertime theme at the moment! I'm going to get her some Monsoon vouchers so I think I'll do her a card and a gift card holder that match, or maybe a goodie basket like I did for my ex's mum on her birthday- can you tell my brain is on overload?? Add to that I'm still job hunting like mad so I feel like I'm about to go pop very soon!

Catch you all later! xx

My mojo has returned!

I am chuffed to bits with this card. Its more 'fussy' than I would usually do but I am really happy with the way it turned out. I made it for a friend who is about to turn 40- she is most definitely a rock chick so I think she will like it!

I have entered the card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers- Theme is 'inky fingers'
Paper Sundaes - White plus one
I love Promarkers - Distressing
Lothian Crafts - Blue plus one color
Craftalicious - Theme is cute

The image is a digistamp from Kenny K- If you've never seen his images before you are missing a treat as they are fab! This little lady is called Star. I colored her in with my Promarkers and used Glamor Dust on the boot laces and Glossy Accents on the top of the boots. The paper is from a freebie digital scrapbook dowload but I'm afraid I can't remember where it came from. I distressed the edges of the paper with blue ink and then used stickles for a bit of sparkle. I made the sentiment on my laptop then used my Nestabilities circle dies to cut it out. The lace, flower and card candy are all from my stash.

Have a lovely weekend everybody xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Sorry guys....

I haven't made a card in a week :(. Kinda lost my mojo for everything over the past week or so- I had godawful toothache at the weekend and some stresses with my ex and I just couldn't be bothered with anything. Add to that I've been feeling absolutely exhausted- its all I can do to collapse in a heap on the sofa once I put my son in bed. The only thing I'm fit for is playing with the remote control!

Today is the first day I feel human (ish) again. I have been checking out all your recent blog posts and the challenges and feel very inspired so fingers crossed I will be back with a vengeance in the next few days!

On a downer I am now minus a few Promarkers as my son thought it would be amusing to press on them as hard as he could and push the nibs right in. Thank goodness they are ones I don't use very often, but he was most definitely in the doghouse over that one! Keeping him away from my stash is a constant struggle, being 2 he loves anything shiny and interesting looking and he tries to sneak into my bedroom to look in the drawers/on my desk several times a day. Thing is he knows he's not supposed to touch mummy's stuff cos he'll come out and say 'sowwy mummy' holding his hands over his bum cheeks just in case i want to tap him on the bottom!

Kids eh, drive you crazy!!!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Kandy giveaway

Fancy winning some lurvely blog kandy from Katie? Pop along to her blog and have a looksie- she will be inking every stamp she owns and sending one lucky person all the images- I want I want I want! Anyone who knows me knows how much I love stamped images, they are so versatile.
Thank you to Katie for the giveaway!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Dinosaur Boy

Again another really cute image. 2 boyish cards in one night is excellent going for me- I really struggle with mens cards!
This card is going into the following challenges:
Polka Doodles- Boy's Birthday
Our Creative Corner - Keep your cool with blues & greens
Friday Sketchers - Follow a sketchie

The image is by a really talented lady called SJ who runs a blog called Little Musings. Every Friday she gives away a free digi image and they are all so cute. This one is called Finn, I believe. I have colored him with Promarkers. The card, peel off and bling are all from my stash.

Never answer this question with yes,,,,,

This image made me laugh so much- I think every woman has asked her partner this question at least once!

Anyway, I have entered the card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin'- Brown, blue & green
Cupcake Craft Challenge - follow a sketchie

 I really enjoyed making this card as the image just made me giggle. Its from Karensdoodles and she has some lovely digistamps so please take a look at her site. The papers are all from the same pad but as soon as I used it I've put it somewhere and can't find it! I made the sentiment myself on the computer and cut it out with the Nestabilities circles.

Thank you for checking out my blog- I have had some lovely comments on my cards in the past couple of days and I appreciate every single one of them!