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 http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/ 
  2. Kimmy http://kimsonksen.blogspot.com/
  3. Margie http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/
  4. Andrea http://andreasscraps.com/
  5. Leah http://thechroniclesoforange.blogspot.com/
  6. Corry http://fancyfree4ever.blogspot.com
  7. Sally http://salsbitsandbobs.blogspot.com  - You are here!
  8. Yvonne  http://yyam.blogspot.com/
  9. Meredith  www.meredithscraps.com
  10. Tanya (not DT) http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
  11. Robin Mc http://stamperextraordinaire.blogspot.com/
  12. Jennifer http://jljdesignscraftingblog.blogspot.com/
  13. Donna http://donnamundinger-popsicletoes.blogspot.com/  
  14. Marcie http://www.cardmakinchaos.blogspot.com/
  15. Asa http://www.scraphorse.blogg.se
  16. Zarah http://zarischka2.blogspot.com/
  17. Tanya http://www.tanyamsmith.blogspot.com/
  18. Mary www.maryjdesigns.blogspot.com
  19. Denise http://thecraftyden.blogspot.com
  20. Robin F http://bosenberries.blogspot.com/
  21. Diana http://designbydiana.blogspot.com/
  22. Jan http://scrapnsurprise.blogspot.com
  23. Cassie http://thisnthatcass.blogspot.com/
  24. Kellie http://www.kelliewinnell.com.au/
  25. Kristy http://kitten91303.blogspot.com/
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


Sentimental Sundays Thanks/Thanks Giving Challenge - DT Card

Good morning Everyone!

Here is my card for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge of Thanks/Thanks Giving.  I have gone for Thanks Giving as a thank you to all my blogging buddies who celebrate it so this is for you! As unfortunately we don't celebrate here in the UK i would love more holidays! LOL

Digi Papers - Little Dreamers Pumpkin Pie
Digis - Turkey from Some Odd Girl and Sentiment from TLC


Creative Card Crew Challenge - Lets Give Thanks

The Crazy Challenge 41 - Thank you/Thanks Giving

The Shabby Team Room Challenge 36 - Thankful

The Sisterhood of Crafts - Things to be Thankful


Friday, 19 November 2010

Pretty Fall Princess

Hey All here is a card i've made by using the above colour scheme from colourQ and of course Tiddly Inks Princess thrown in too! For some reason i struggled with this colour scheme so i hope you peeps like it


Digi papers from Two Peas in a Bucket
Promarkers to ink in
Digis - Everyday Princess - Tiddly Inks and Sentiment - TLC
Sizzix Alteration Scallop Die


Colour Q Challenge 59

Tiddly Inks Challenge 29 - Pretty Fall Princess or Princes!


Thursday, 18 November 2010

Shaker Xmas Card

Hey everyone hope your all well! well i seem to have this blasted cold that the rest of the household has been having i thought i got away with not catching but no my family is the caring and sharing type! LOL

I thought i would try something different with a xmas card and make it a shaker oh what fun i had with glitter going everywhere but i managed to do it so here it is:

Funky Hand - All i want for Xmas Digi Papers
Digis - Santa - Some Odd Girl and Sentiments from Design House Digital
Brad,Buttons,Ribbon from Stash
Hand Stitched round the edges of the papers
Promarkers to ink in
Foam Tape
Red Stars and Strand Glitter 


Aly's Sunday Challenge 29 - Music i was inspired by the song 'santa baby'! 

Crazy for Challenge 63 - Christmas

Creative Inspirations Challenge 47 - Christmas

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 85

Digistamps4joy Challenge 6 - Christmas

Digi Doodles Shop's Best Anything Goes Challenge

ECP Challenge 25 - Red

Ellephantastic Challenge - Christmas

Fairy Tale Challenge - Anything Goes

Get Funky Challenge - Tag It

Pear Tree Design Challenge 26 - Shaker Card


ChiChi Memories Sketch Challenge 19

Hello everyone!  its sketch time over at CCM! What a fab sketch to use and i came up with this using Sweetie freebie available here:

American Crafts 'Everyday' papers
Digis - Sweetie from CCM and Sentiment from Whimsey
Promarkers to ink in
Aqua ink pad to ink the edges of the papers
foam pads to raise the cuties and sentiment


Fresh Brewed Designs - Show off your style

Lollipop Craft Challenge 16 - Girlie

Paper Playtime Challenge 25 - P.S.I Love You - I totally love CCM Digis!!! LOL

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Whatever makes you Happy! Bright colourful papers make me happy!

Stamp with Fun Challenge 85 - Square - I've made a square card

Wee Memories Challenge 31 - Dust off those Patterned Papers

You have 2 weeks to get your entry in so what are you waiting for peeps go get youselves some chichi lurve!! Cause you never know you might win!


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Cupcake Cards and Craft DT Call

Hey Everyone!

We are looking for two more designers to join our team to create 2 projects using Cupcake Cards and Crafts Digi Papers (cards, scrapbooking etc) a month as a minimum but your are quite welcome to do more and even better its open to everyone whatever your abilities or where you live! So check out the deets below ignore the cut off date just email mandy

So what are you waiting for get your apps in to Mandy right away! LOL xx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenge - Christmas Sparkle

Hello! It's Sunday already and its time for the new challenge at The Crafty Pad! This week's theme is Christmas Sparkle so get out those ever so gorg glittery bits and away you go and get some Christmas cards done!

This week's Sponsor is Lou at Creative Craft World

The ever so yummy Prize is  MME gift pack 9 including 12x12 paper pack, bazzill match pack, ribbons and brads.

So here is my card:

Papermania Mistletole Kisses Papers, Embellisments and stick on ribbon
Sizzix Scallop Alteration Die


So what are you waiting for get you entries in here to be in with a chance to win some goodies!


Friday, 12 November 2010

Christmas Cupcake

Hey all hope your all well!

Here is another Xmas card i've made using Cupcake Cards and Crafts Digital Papers known as Jolly Hollidays which are available now in the shop so what are you waiting for go there now and get some yumminess as i have shown in my previous posts they can also be used for birthdays, general use as they are so verstaile and did i mention the colours are just soo totally on trend right now!

I treated my self to some meljen digis and couldnt resist in this new realesed xmas cupcake image isn't it the sweetest!

Cupcake Cards and Crafts Jolly Holliday Papers
Digis - Meljen Xmas Cupcake and Whimsey Sentiment
Stash goodies - Ribbon, Blank tag that i stamped a ickle heart on, stick on pearls
Faux stitching around digi and doodling round sentiment using my fineliner and then proper stitching using blue and pink thread!
Not forgetting my promarkers! -  Duck Egg Blue, Pear Green, Pink Carnation and Poppy


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A New Look!

Hey Everyone! It;s still me Sal just had a play with blogger and came up with this! x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Hey Cupcake!

Hello! Here is a card I've made for my work buddy Alison who's birthday isn't till December but i thought i might as well do it now and lets me have more time to make the xmas cards LOL I was inspired by the Background Challenge at Some Odd Girl where you have to create your own background which i did by using cupcake digi from SOG and placing him all over on angles using Gimp and inking in with my promarkers and came up with this:

Here is my recipe:

Digis - Baker Kayle, Cupcake and Sentiment all from Some Odd Girl
Ribbon and Button from Stash
Promarkers - Blossom, Caramel, Duck Egg, Ivory and Sandstone

Challenges I'm entering:

Gingerloft Challenge 5 - Buttons

Lily of the Valley Challenge 72 - One for the Girls

Pear Tree Designs Challenge - Sketch

My partner in Crafting Crime Challenge 15 - Marker Madness! My promarkers of course and fav images at the mo is Some Odd Girl i can't get enough of them!

Some Odd Girl Style Challenge 9 - Backgrounds

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Photo Inspiration - something sweet as my take on the photo

The Cat's Pyjamas Challenge - Girls Rules


Monday, 8 November 2010

Birthday Card for my Niece

Hey Peeps!  

Here's a card i'd share with you all that i've made for my niece Kirstie.  I've gained inspiration from the Lil Boutique Challenge of Black, White plus another colour which i've gone for pink and plus its gets me to play with the lil lolitas too! mwhahaha! LOL

So here it is:



Papers from would you believe it! Jolly Holiday papers from Cupcake Cards and Crafts! Mandy's papers are just totally versatile they can be used for anything!
Tickled Pink Lil Lolita 50's Lylah and skull is from her skirt which you can't see cause i chopped her in half LOL
Sizzix Alteration Die - Scallop i think this is one of my fav's at the mo must put more on xmas list!
Promarkers to ink in
Buttons, Flower and Ribbon from Stash
Sentiment - Whimsey 'Pour Vous'( (for you in french!) Ticket that i trimmed down


Digital Tuesday Challenge - Use a Digi and Frame it

Lexi's Creations Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge 22 - Black, White + 1 other colour

Lolipop Crafts Challenge 15  - Birthdays

Marks Finest Papers Speedy Cats Friends Challenge 28 - Piercing
I've used pierecing on the solid paper to make a outline

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 133
I've flipped the sketch 90 degrees

Wee memories Challenge 30 - Birthday Bash


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Merry Xmas Little Bear!

Hey everyone!Here's a quick and cute card i've made using ChiChi memories Xmas Set i've used the tree and little bear from the set so go and check out the shop to get your mits on the cuties!  It only took 10 mins Talk about quick n easy!


Papermania Mistole Kisses Papers, Snowflake Embellishments
Digis - ChiChi Memories Xmas Set
Promarkers to ink in
Teal Ink Pad to ink the edge of my paper

and all done!

Here's the challenges i'm entering too:

Clean and Simple Challenge 115

Critter Challenge 38 - Christmas

I Love Promarkers Challenge 39 - Snowflakes

My Time to Craft Challenge 113 - Quick n Cute

Pattie's Creations Challenge 3

Pile it on Challenge 44 - Furry Holidays

Polka Doodles Challenge 44 - Quick and Easy Xmas Card

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Its Chill Time  I think of xmas when it gets chilly!LOL


First Sentiment Sunday's DT Card!

Hey peeps! Happy Sunday!

This is my first DT Card for Sentiment Sundays and the challenge this week is to follow Dorcas's Sketch:

 It's a birthday card that i've made for my hubby's work mate mike for his birthday on sunday.  The ticket sentiment was created by yours truly and i think it turned out quite well for a first attempt! I just couldnt find a sentiment out there that would fit for his card so i created my own LOL

Random mix of papers from Stash!
Digi Image - Cookie Guy from Kenny K he so reminded me of IT Guys which Mike and Hubby work in the profession!
Digi Sentiment - By Me!
Black Pearls from stash
Promarkers to ink in

Challenges i'm entering:

Cards for Men Challenge 22 - Anything Goes as long as its male related!

Paper Play Time Challenge 23 - use a Clock ,Ticket or Tag

Wee memories Challenge 30 - Birthday!


Thursday, 4 November 2010

ChiChi Memories Sketch Challenge 18 and a Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday Peeps! It;s that time again for the sketch challenge at CCM! Its the usual follow the sketch and use a ChiChi Memories Digi and guess what!! There is even a xmassy freebie in the shop here so what are you waiting for get some ChiChi love and you never know you may win some more yummy digis!

So here is my take on the sketch:

Digi Papers and Sentiment from the Jolly Hollidays Collection from Cupcake Cards and Crafts
Freddie as Reindeer from Merry Xmas Digi Set from ChiChi Memories
Cord and Buttons from Stash
Promarkers to ink in Freddie

Challenges im entering:

Also, make sure you check out the BLOG HOP we are participating in for Card Maker Magazine - it's on the main blog page CLICK HERE. There's  30% off in the store with the code you can get on the blog hop.!!  So march too it peeps and get some chichi lurve!!

As you can probably tell i'm a bit giddy today i've just made my own very first sentiment today and ill be showing it later on after i've finalized a few deets on so stay turned!


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

A special card for my hubby

At last im back!! dont you just love it when you dont have a laptop and you have plenty to blog about but hey ho time to play catch up lol

Heres a card ive made for my hubby in a couple of weeks it will 10 years since we started going out at a mere 15 year old!!Dosent the time fly when your having fun! I was inspired by the Tiddly Inks challenge to make a spinner card and here is how it turned out, i thought i would go a bit grungy and quirky and use a key to spin as my hubby does have the key to my heart (i know i bet your all sayin pass the bucket lol)


Tiddly Inks love hurts digi paper and heart digi and Harmony border digi
Paper used to print the digi Paper onto from my random stash
black ink pad to ink edges of the papers
little key knocking about the house
to make my key spin ive used two washers and a foam pad simple yet effect spin that is smaller than using pennies

Challenges im entering :

Also tieing with Tiddly Inks challenge 26 - Spinner card and Papercraft star Photo Inspiration Challenge but ive missed the deadline i did make this last week but i didnt have the laptop to upload boo!  


The Crafty Pad Challenge 95!

Hello!!! At last im playing catch up with my posts! Im back on blog land! Hurrah!!

This week our challenge at The Crafty Pad is STITCHING
We would like to see some stitching on your project real or faux.
Our sponsor this week is Robyn Fetish

The prize is 5 of Robyn's lovely images.
This week the DT are all using Robyn's images.
So here's my trinagle tri fold card using Puppy Paws:

Challenges i'm entering:

Crafty Card Markers Challenge 33 - Stitching

Lexi's Creations Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 31 - Anything Goes

So make sure you go and check out our new DT members also over at The Crafty pad and join in with the fun!