Friday, 31 December 2010

Sketch Challenge at The Sugar Bowl

Hey there peeps a Happy New Year's Eve to you all! I came across this sketch challenge and thought why not use my ever so sweet gorjuss girl stamp that i haven't used in ages and here it is!

I fancied experimenting with some black today as i usually dont use black i find it too dark i like my bright colours :P but i think it has mixed in well!


My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Papers
Suagr Nellie - Gorjuss Girl - Sitting Stamp
Docrafts Flower Embossing Folder (A Freebie from January 2011's magazine it also comes with stamps too which are totally sweet!)
Sizzix Scallop Alterations Die
Spellbinders Nestabilties Label Dies
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash


City Crafter Challenge Week 37 - Stamp it out!

Fun at Fairy Knoll - Anything Goes

Simple Doodles Challenge 34 - im the boss

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 50 - Marlenes Sketch

All the best for 2011 Everyone!


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Ickle Wrapped up Snowman!

Hey Peeps! Here is a card for my ickle nephew Harry with his first Xmas! He'll be 1 in April and the time is flying by, Ethy just has to learn to share with Harry as he isn't keen with him playing with his toys at the mo! LOL

I've gone for a clean and simple design to make ickle snowman the main focus of the card! Even though Harry won't appreciate the card but i hope his parents do!

Jolly Holly Digi Papers - Cupcake Cards and Crafts
Snowman from Winter Fun Digi Set - CCM, Sentiment from MelJen and Snowflake - Funky Hand


Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

Digistamps4joy Challenge 9 - Anything Goes

I Love Promarkers Challenge 46 - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Last Minute Christmas Cards


Sentimental Sundays Baby Challenge

Hey Everyone!Hope you all had a great Christmas day and enjoying Boxing Day! Muggins here is working today!!? At least i don't have to wear my uniform and get fed for free which is a bonus but i'd rather be at home!

So here is my first ever hybrid card, i've designed the card all in GIMP and all i've done is printed it out onto cardstock and i must say it's a lot of fun getting the transparency right and getting the card to look ok.

Well the card is for my hubby's mate they are expecting their fist child in a couple of weeks and i thought i would get the card ready made to hand over and i've gone for bright colours so its neutral but they are having a boy but you never know till the little arrives! so i thought i would playsafe LOL


DHD Digi Papers
Pollycraft Baby Digis inc Sentiment
Faux Stitching


Allsorts Challenge 83 - Anything Goes

CRAFT Challenge 82 - New Beginnings/New Year

Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge 39 - Anything Goes

Fairytale Challenge 4 - Baby

One Stitchat a Time Challenge 43 - Anything Goes


Friday, 24 December 2010

Thank you Card

Hey Peeps I'd thought i would give myself a break from all those xmas cards and create a cute thank you card also to try out my new Papercraft Factory CD from Anice@Funky Hand which is totally awesome btw!!


Funky Hand Colour Me Happy Papercraft CD
Some Odd Girl Fly Away Mae and Whimsey Sentiment printed directly onto DP
Promarkers and Sakura White Gel Pen
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration Scallop Die
Pokey Tool


Hope everyone has a fabby Christmas and all the best for 2011!


Monday, 20 December 2010

Merry Christmas Tiddly Ink Stylee!

Hello only me again LOL

Here's a card i've made for my Huby's Matey and wife they are expecting their first child mid January! Bless them so its all take it easy so i thought i would go for a nice cute card before the bedlam starts! LOL


Tiddly Ink's Pinky Pudding Digi, Figgy Pudding Digi Paper and Presents Digi Paper


Alys Sunday Challenge 31 - Anything Goes

Card Making Mama's Challenge 11 - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes


Sunday, 19 December 2010

From our house to yours!

Hey Everyone Here is my Xmas card for my SIL and her Partner i just love the house digis from the Winter Fun Digi Set from ChiChi Memories the digis are sooo versatile and you can come up with allsorts!


Papermania Mistletoe Papers
Digis - House from CCM and Sentiment from Whimsey
Buttons from Stash


AllSorts Challenge Week 82 - Anything Goes

Digi's With Attitude Challenge 11 - Anything Christmas

Crafty Caz Weekly Challenge - Your Choice - I've gone for Challenge 60 Christmas!


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Ever so Sweet Hansel!!

Hey All! Here is another Xmas card using the ever uber cute Hansel from The Stamping Bazaar, if you haven't checked out Marina's cuties yet go there now!! LOL

Trimcraft Xmas Papers
Paper Pierced Border
Buttons from Stash
Tag - Papermania
Digi - Hansel with Gift Stamping Bazaar


Crafty Emma Shop Challenge 17 - Anything Goes

Fuzzy Wuzzy December Challenge - Christmas

Stamping for the Weekend Challenge 53 - Christmas 

The Stamping Bazaar Sketch 8


Santa Baby!

Hey! Here is my card for my hubby to give one of his work matey's as he is only 17 i thought i would go a bit grown up yet cute at the same time but not over the top as it is for a lad! LOL


Echo Park All I want for Xmas Digi Papers (I totally love them!!!)
Tiddly Inks Santa's Helper Digi and TLC Creations Sentiment
Papermania Snowflake Embellishment


Digi's With Attitude Challenge 11 - Anything Christmas

I Love Promarkers Challenge 45 - Santa

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Celebrations

Tiddly Ink's Challenge 32 - Let it Snow


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Decorate the Tree!

Hey! Here is one of the Christmas card's I've made for Hubby's work Ive still got plenty to do so hopefully get them all sorted before they finish for Christmas! LOL


Trimcraft Christmas Papers
Digis - Spesch Design - Christmas Tree and Whimsey - Sentiment
Ribbon from Stash
Gold Ink Pad to ink the edges to soften the lines and a bit of Xmas glow!
Promarkers to Ink in


AI factory Challenge 61 - Anything Goes 

Cupcake Craft Inspirations - Non Traditional Xmas 

Digis with Attitude Challenge 10 - Anything goes

Ellephantastic Challenge 21 - Christmas

Instyle Stamps December Sketch Challenge 

Mami Doodles Challenge 16 - Anything Goes

Stamp challenges - December Digi Day Challenge

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas Baubles


Sunday, 12 December 2010

The Crafty Pad 101 Challenge - Emboss it! Mini Comp Winnah too!

Hey All!

Its Sunday and it's time for The Crafty Pad's Challenge and this week's mission is to emboss(either dry/heat/embossing folders, you get the idea)!!

Up for grabs this week is:

because it is near Christmas we have a Special Pack of Promarkers from Letraset to giveaway too --

It is a Hobby & Craft Set which has 10 Promarkers and 1 Black Fine Liner- this will be sent out in time for Christmas. So someone will have an Crafty Treat!

Also, our Sponsor this week is Robyn Fetish!

The Prize will be - 5 digi images and or digi papers from Robyn Fetish's store! So plenty up for grabs!

So here is my offering for the challenge where i've made a tag using Christmas Angel from Robyn Fetish's store:


Echo Park Digi papers, Sentiment and Tree Image
Robyn Fetish Christmas Angel Digi
Quickutz Star Die
Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash
Promarkers to ink in
Black fineliner for Faux Stitching

Challenges i'm entering:

AI Factory - Christmas/Winter theme

Delightful Sketches - Embossing

Dutch Dare Challenge - Christmas Tag/Ornament

Paper Play Challenge - Holiday Tag

Stamping B's - Use a Star

Hope to see your creations there and check out the other DT ladies Creations you will be in for a treat!

Finally the winnah of my mini comp with the closet to the total amount of those ever soooo gorgeous buttons is Lia with 500!!! The actual amount was 494! Well done lass! To claim your digi prize please email Debbie on with CP winner in the subject. Also put what image you would like (choose from in the email.


DT Call at CCM!!

Hello peeps!

Would you like to be on the design team? We are looking for a few CCM lovers (design team members and guest designers) to join us to spread our CCM love. The design team members will go from January 1st, 2011 to June 30th, 2011.

Here are the details:

CCM DT Requirements:
  • Must have an active blog
  • Create 4 to 6 cards/projects monthly, project will be due 2 days prior to post date
  • Upload your card/project on other galleries, such as SCS, PCP, flickr, and Facebook
  • Actively promoting the stamps and other products related to CCM
  • Active participation in our CCM group at PCP
  • Love to have fun and share your craft goodness!
CCM DT Benefits:
  • Free CCM digi's during your term (which will be issue to you one to two weeks prior)
  • A designer badge to display on your blog
  • A custom-made watermark for your CCM project
  • 20% discount on CCM digi's
  • Be a part of a fun CCM team
To apply:
  • Create a post on your blog about the CCM DT Call
  • Please also include 3 of your favorite cards/projects (CCM prefer, but no required)
  • Please email Kerry (kerryischilling at gmail dot com) using CCM in your subject line. And please also include the following item:
  1. Your name and email address
  2. Link to your blog and online galleries
  3. A list of current or past design team you have been on. (If you haven't, no worries. It's not a requirement)

The DT call will be open to any CCM fans from now until December 20th, 2010 11:59pm EST. We will email the chosen applicants by December 25th, 2010.

Good luck everyone and we can't wait to hear from you.

Sentimental Sundays Let it Snow Challenge

Hey! Here's my DT card for the new challenge of Let it Snow at Sentimental Sundays! So lets see your projects using snow!

I've used the new Winter Fun Digi Set from ChiChi Memories:


Papermania Mistletoe papers and embellishments
ChiChi Memories Winter Fun Digi Set
Sentiment - Let It Snow - Whimsey
Ribbon and Buttons from stash


A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card

City Crafter Challenge Week 34 - Let it Snow

Craft Your Passion Challenge 35 - Anything Goes

Paper Playtime Challenge 28 - Snowflakes

Passion for Promarkers Week 80 - Anything Goes

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 79


Friday, 10 December 2010

I'm fawn of you!

Hey Peeps! Here is a quick and cute card using Some Odd Girl's December freebie Deery!! How adorable is she?!! I just couldn't resist in inking her in and hey presto here's my ickle card!  As you can tell i've gone girly but quirky at the same time i think ive found my true style in my card making why can't a deer wear a flower?! LOL

Papers - American Crafts 'Everyday' Papers and Funky Hand Digi paper
Hand stitched using Making Memories Thread!
Some Odd Girl Deery Digi and Sentiment my own handy work!
Sizzix Tim Holtz Scallops Altertion Die 
Buttons, Flower, Gem and Thread from stash
Promarkers to ink in

Challenges i'm entering:

Craft Your passion Challenge 35 - Anything Goes

Digi Doodle Shops Best - Animals/Insects

Some Odd Girl - Make it Uber Girlie!


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Xmas card for Hubby

I've just come across Marina's ever sooo adorable images from The Stamping Bazaar and why i have not seen them before they are soooooooooo sweet! So i thought well why not make a sweet card for my hubby for xmas and here it is:


Papermania Mistletoe Papers and Embellishments
The Stamping Bazaar - Gingerbread Plushie Digi (Don't you just want to gobble him/her up!LOL)
TLC Creations - Sentiment
Foam pads to make my layers


A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 133 - Christmas 

Cards for Men - Christmas

Cooking It Up With Katie - Challenge 41

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Karber Christmas Challenge

The Stamping Bazaar - Sketch Challenge

Saturday Challenge - Christmas

Stamps R Us Challenge - Christmas


Sunday, 5 December 2010

100th Challenge at The Crafty Pad!!


It's our 100th Challenge and boy are you peeps in for a treat!!

To get things started i have a little competition for you all, guess how many buttons i have in this jar:

The person that is closet (I know its a toughie!) will win 1 CP Image how cool is that?!

To be eligible for the entry peeps you must -
1. Follow Crafty Pad blog and enter current challenge.
2. Participate in my mini comp and please check out the other ladies blogs too they are giving away freebies too!
3. Display the celebration badge on your blog.
4. Sadly, only one entry per person, we have to be fair!

Closes Sat 11th Dec 8pm GMT so plenty of time to join in!

There will be one winner who will receive:
1 pk5 Promarkers sponsored by Letraset and
6 polymer stamps from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs -
Holly Mouse with Bauble, Milo Mouse - Congratulations, Platform Shoe, Molly Cat with Birdhouse, Anna over the Rainbow and Snoozin' Albert.
And also £10.00 voucher from Joanna Sheen

Also there is a runner up prize on offer who will receive:

3 Crafty Pad Stamp Designs polymer stamps -
Christmas Ted Baubles with Text stamp, Ladies Fancy Boots and Ladies Bonnet.


Also the Cafty Pad is having a SALE!! 30% Discount on rubber and 10% on all digi images! The sale starts 12 noon today until Saturday 2010 You will have to email Debbie and not use Paypal for this very special offer so email your order

Finally here is my card!


Papers - Papermania and Echo Park
Digi and Sentiment - The Crafty Pad Rodney Reindeer & Robin Merry Christmas
Ribbon from Stash
Holly embellishment from Papermania
Promarkers to ink in

Challenges i'm entering:

Hope you will have lots of fun and you never know you may win!!


From our house to yours!

Hey Everyone! I am sick of the snow here in the UK as it has turned into ice as its not warm enough to melt so its a bit hazardous both in the car and walking! But anyways here's a card i've made using one of the house digis from the new winter wonderland set:

Papermania Mistletoe papers and Embellishments
CCM Winter Wonderland Digi Set and TLC Creations Sentiment
Sizzix Tim Holtz Scallop Bigz Die to create the funky scallops at the bottom of my card
Ribbon - Making Memories
Hand Stitching using Red/Pinkish thread
Promarkers to ink in
Sakura White Gel Pen to ink in the snow
Pink Ink Pad to ink the edges of the Sentiment


ai factory challenges - winter

digi doodle shops best - snow (now on my roof!LOL)

ecp challenges - challenge 27 Christmas

paper romance challenges - winter theme

pear tree designs - challenge 9 winter wonderland

top tip tuesday - anything goes


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop! We're having this hop to not only show some love for all our Oddies this holiday season but to have a hop that includes them! So take a hop through our list and make sure to leave comments at every stop because the Odd Girls have some prizes to give away to celebrate but you have to complete the list to be entered.

We started at the Some Odd Girl Blog and are ending up at Kristy's blog and I am SURE along the way you'll see some amazing projects! You should have arrived from Corry's blog, if not start at the beginning to complete the hop! You don't want to miss out on any goodies!
  1. SOG Blog 
  2. Kimmy
  3. Margie
  4. Andrea
  5. Leah
  6. Corry
  7. Sally  - You are here!
  8. Yvonne
  9. Meredith
  10. Tanya (not DT)
  11. Robin Mc
  12. Jennifer
  13. Donna  
  14. Marcie
  15. Asa
  16. Zarah
  17. Tanya
  18. Mary
  19. Denise
  20. Robin F
  21. Diana
  22. Jan
  23. Cassie
  24. Kellie
  25. Kristy
So here is my creation for the hop! I've used Tini Tobi with Present to make a birthday card!!

Your next stop in the hop is Yvonne's blog. Thanks for hoppin by!

The hop is running from Nov 30th at 9am EST thru Dec 1st at 6pm EST so plenty of time to get hopping!



Monday, 29 November 2010

Simply Betty 2ndChallenge of 12 Day's of Christmas!

Hey all! The challenge for this day is the grinch! Yay! I love the grinch!! Jim Carey was uber fantastic in the movie, he suited the role so much! Ive picked this quote from the movie 'Well pucker up and kiss it whoville' to be used as my sentiment as i thought it soo suited as esp as lola looks like she is puckering up! I've gone all grinchy colours as i couldn't find a grinchy image that i liked LOL

I apologise about the pic it is soo hard to get a decent pic in the winter lighting!! Grrr! But i soo wanted to enter this card into the Simply Betty 2nd Challenge of 12 Day's of  Christmas!


Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Crafty Pad - Snowflake Challenge

It's Sunday and it's time for the new challenge at the Crafty Pad! This week's challenge is Snowflakes and if you use a CP Image you will be entered into the draw twice so more chance to win!

Our Sponsor is Crafty Sentiments

Who has generously given this Prize of a set of 5 Christmas Digi Papers, perfect for your xmas cards!

So here is my card:

Challenges i'm entering:


It's our 100th Challenge next week and keep your eyes peeled peeps they are some fantastic giveaways and surprises on the way to celebrate our 100th Challenge!

A Xmas Cracker!

Morning Everyone!

Here is a xmas cracker i've made using the ickle cutie freebie reindeer stocking from the CCM Shop! I think i'll be making more of these as i snagged a freebie template from the Docrafts website and printed the template on the reverse of my DP and i've added faux stitching to the stars to give the cracker more cuteness! Finished it off with some gold ribbon from my stash and hey presto!

American Crafts 'Everyday' Papers
CCM Reindeer Xmas Stocking
Promarkers to ink in
Sakura white gel pen for faux stitching
Gold Ribbon from stash

Challenge i'm enetring:

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 131 - Anything Goes

Card Making Mama's Challenge 10 - Hollidays


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Halloween at xmas?!

Hey there peeps! Over at Simply Betty Challenges the challenge is to use a Halloween image for a xmas project! Very unusual but hey i like unusual and totally love angelica from the shop i thought she'd be perfect as a xmas angel!! LOL

So here she is:

Papers - Design House Digital Xmas Freebie Kit
Digi - Angelica from Simply Betty Stamps and Sentiment from TLC
Buttons from Stash
Hand Stitched using Making Memories Red Thread and Pokey Tool
Promarkers to ink this lovely in!
Gold pigment pad to ink the edges of Angelica and Sentiment

Challenges i'm entering:

Simply Betty 12 Days of Christmas Day 1 - Use a Halloween Image to create Christmas Card


Friday, 26 November 2010

Black Friday Sale at CCM!

To celebrate the BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY in the US (why can't i live there!LOL), we are having a 50% off sale all day at ChiChi Memories!

Just enter the coupon code BLACKFRI50OFF at the  CCM shop! So, stock up with some of your favorite CCM images.

If you are not sure how to enter the code, click here!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Ickle Xmas Treat Holder

Hey everyone! Here's a ickle xmas treat holder i've made using xmas girlie from ChiChi Memories, she is perfect for this as she is such a cutie!


Trimcraft Christmas Papers
Xmas girlie from Xmas Digi Set
Sentiment printed from word and cut out
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die
Sparkly blue cord from stash
Promarkers to ink her in


2Sisters Challenge 14 - Snowflakes

Hodge Podge Shop Challenge 4 - Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner - Create a 3D Holiday Project

Secret Crafter Challenge 110 - Handmade Xmas Gifts

Totally Gorgeous Challenge 57 - Non Traditional Xmas Colours

Totally Papercrafts Challenge 43 - Snow and Snowflakes


Prezzies for Lola

Hey! Why i haven't i come across Simply Betty digis earlier?! They are totally awesome i love the quirkiness yet cute at the same time!! So i have made a quirky xmas card!!

Funky Hand Digi Papers
Ticket created by me!
Simply Betty - Prezzies for Lola Digi
Hand Stitching
Promarkers to ink in
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash


Crazy for Challenges 64 - Circles

Daring Cardmarkers Challenge - We Three

Delightful Sketches - Baby It's Cold Outside Challenge

Simply Betty Challenge 7 - Use Digi and Rubber (I've used merry Christmas sentiment as my well forgotten about rubber (i love my digis what can i say?) and Lola as my digi)

Simple Doodles Challenge 31 - Cute as a Button

Speedy's the Cat's Friends Challenge 30  

Stamping for the weekend - Challenge 51 Winter

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 134