Saturday, 27 August 2011

2nd Xmas Card of the year

Morning Everyone! Here is my 2nd Xmas card of the year so far only god knows how much more to do but at least ive made two LOL

I've used the ever so sweet Lil Angel Digi which is available here and also at the bargain price of...... for free!!!! So why not get your mits on this cutie!

I've paired her up with Echo Park papers and away she goes!

Also don't forget our new challenge of Glam and Glitz is going on right now! This is a fun challenge for you all to use your glittery & shiny stash and to produce a card, scrapbook page, mini album, atc, inchy anything you want really, so long as it features a Squiggle Stamp or Squiggle digi.

Don't forget Squiggle Stamps Digis start from 79p in the store and if you look carefully you may find a freebie or two.  

White Cardstock
Echo Park All i want for Xmas Digi papers
Squiggle Stamps Lil Angel Digi
Whimsey Christmas Sentiment 
Pokey Tool for paper piercing


Crafts for Eternity Challenge - Theme Christmas

Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - CAS 

Digi Doodles Shops Best Challenge 73 - Anything Goes

Divas by Design Challenge 9 - Christmas in August

I Love Promarkers Challenge 80 - Paper Piercing

Paper Playtime Challenge 53 - Anything Goes 

Polkadoodles Challenge - Spots and Dots

Stampavie and Friends Challenge - Christmas in Summer

The Stamping Boutique Challenge 13  - Stripes and Dots

Have a fab weekend! x

Friday, 26 August 2011

Commissioned Card

TGIF Everyone!

Here's a card i've made for my friend who's Godmother will be 70 over the weekend and she likes flowers and butterflies so i've tried to keep with that in mind but still keep my stylee LOL hope she likes it! I love using Digis are you can resize them to any size and if needs be flip them too so they fit perfectly to your layout and plus no inky fingers LOL


Kraft Cardstock
MME Lime Twist Papers
Paper Make Up Stamps - Birthday Fairy Digi
Sentiment just typed up and printed out
Marianne Designs Chinese Rolled Flower and Leaves Die
Sizzix on the Edge Scallop Die
Butterfly from my neglected stash!


Aud Sentiments Chalenge 35 - Anything Goes

Birthday Sundaes Colour Challenge 23 - Pink Green and White

Craft us Crazy Challenge 15 - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Designed to Delight Challenge - Anything Goes

Digital Tuesday Challenge 125 - Cute and Girly

HLSC Challenge 37 - Girlie 

Jellypark Challenge - Getting Punchy

Marianne Design Divas Cahllenge - Anything Goes 

Paper Make Up Stamps Digi DT Call

Paper Playtime Challenge 53 - Anything Goes

Paper Creations Challenge 7 - Flowers

Papertake Challenge - Die Cuts

PCJ Challenge 17 - Anything Goes

Stamps r Us Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 131

The Corrosive Challenge 130 - Girlie

The Paper Shelter Challenge 28 - Dies Cuts 

The Play Date Cafe  Challenge - Mint, Ivory and Coral

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge 76 - Inspiration (I got inspiration from the roses and made my own!)

The Sisterhood of Crafts - Flower Power

Have a fab Bank Holiday Weekend!

Hugz x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Benji's BD Tag

Morning Everyone! Happy birthday to my Bro today the grand ol' age of 22!! Unfornatley he is off to work today but he says he has already told them he isn't foing anything today as they wouldn't let him have the day off! LOL

Well i got him a pillow with inbuilt speakers so he can hook up his iphone and listen to music without having headphones in and chillax! Bless him he says i always get him the ace presents! At least he is pleased with it! Im not too happy with his hair though i can never get black hair right i just dont like the dark colour LOL if anyone has any tips feel free to share with me! Also this is to enter the Some Odd Girl Guest Call too over on FB how can anyone not pass the opportunity to work some fab images!

So i was lazy too i couldnt be bothered to wrap this huge thing of a pressie so i decided to make a nice tag for him and hang it from the handle and ive gone for a distressed not the norm tag as he is my bro and we dont do norm we like being quirky so ive used pigment ink pad to lightly ink the edges of the elements and staples and a bit of allsorts of course not forgetting my fav embeliie of all buttons and heres' how it turned out:

Kraft Cardstock
MME Lime Twist Paper
Some Odd Girl - All Star Kody Digi and Sentiment Clear Stamp from Balloon Kaylee Set
Dies - Quickutz Star and Spellbinder Circle
A trusty stapler!
Pokey Tool 
Distress Tool


anything goes challenge 47 - birthdays

craft us crazy challenge - anything goes

crafting for all seasons challenge - tag

craft your passion challenge 71 - anything but a card

creative craft challenge - anything but a card

divas by design challenge 8 - birthdays

dream valley challenge 13 - distressing

kabdoodle doodles challenge 80 - tag it or bag it

pcj-challenge - anything-goes

make it monday with kraft outlet challenge - anything goes

paper playtime challenge 53 - anything goes

pollycraft challenge 106 - distressing

the stamping boutique challenge 13 - spots and dots 

tiffany doodles challenge 15 - kraft and digi

try it on tuesday challenge - anything goes


Monday, 15 August 2011

Leaving Card for G!

Our belved Team Leader Gordon aka G will be leaving us on Friday after 3 years with us he has been there since the opening of our Bureau so it will be very strange to see him go but all the best to him! So i thought i would make him a super duper big card (8x8!!) never made one that big before LOL so everyone has space to sign it.  I've paper pieced All star Kody's clothes to match the papers to the 'T' and used my promarkers for his skin and hair i can't get away without using my promarkers LOL

So here it is:

Kraft Cardstock
DHD Robyn M - Directions Papers
All Star Kody Digi - Some Odd Girl  I couldn't resist him he is just sooooo lush!
MMD Designs - Sentiment
Spellbinder Label Die
Arrow and Banner cut out myself for a change lol
EK Sucess Binder Edge Punch
Pokey Tool
Button and Twine
Pop up dots to add some layers to the card


4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 50 - Twine

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Punches/Die Cuts

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything Goes

Ellephantastic August Challenge - Add some layers

One Stitch in Time Challenge - Anything Goes

Some Odd Girl Challenge - Two Complimentery Colours (Ive gone for Blue-Green and Red-Orange) Must admit its one of my fav colour combinations!

Sparkles Forum Challenge 18 - One for the Boys

The Sweet Stop Challenge 121 - Sketch

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 93 - Going round and round (my DP is full of circles!)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Birthday Card

Morning Everyone! Hope you have lovely things planeed for the weekend maybe even some crafting?

I'm sharing with you today a birthday card for my cousin Holly using Shy Goth Girl from the new Goth Kidz collection which are available here

I've teamed this up with Echo Park Sidewlk Chalk Digi papers which are soo fab and funky together you don't need to add a lot of embellies as it's quite busy! Ive inked in ickle Goth Girl using Promarkers and used my Sizzix on the Edge Scallop die to add a few curves into the card.

Don't forget the Pink and Black Challenge is going on over here just remember to use a Squiggle Image and you could be in with the chance to win the new Goth Kidz collection! Just have a look round the Squiggle Shop there are plenty of bargains to be had even a few freebies to get yourselves started!

Have fun!


Birthday Sundaes Challenge 21 - Birthday

I Did it Creations Challenge 67 - Children

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 74 - Use a Digi

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - Flowers (My DP is full of them!)

The Stamp Man Challenge 29 - Anything Goes with Summer Colours ( I love bright and funky colours it reminds me of summer!)

Sal x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Mum's Birthday card

I am totally getting organised at the mo, ive just made my Mum's B.D. card and it isn't till September yay more time for xmas cards!lol

Ive finally got round to inking Krafin Kimmie Angie Rubber Stamp that i won over at Quixtotic Paperie's Blog back in June.  I  just lurve her its totally me in the morning!! I thought of my mum with this stamp as she works nights i thought it was quite fitting! Also for a change ive gone for the distressed look which is fitting to getting up rough after a night shift (LOL) also some ribbon pleating i'd cheated by using super duper strong d.sided tape to make my pleasts!


MME Lime Twist Papers
Kraftin Kimmie Angie and Sentiment
Pokey Tool and Distressing Tool
Buttons and Ribbon from Stash


A Spoon full of Suagr Challenge 162 - Birthdays

Anything Goes Monday Challenge 47 - Birthdays

Card Makin Mamas Challenge 26 - Birthdays

Dream Valley Challenge 13 - Ditressing

Craft your days away Challenge 26 - Birthday Celebrations

Craft us Crazy Challenge 14 - Anything Goes (3rd Entry)

I Heart to Stamp - August Challenge

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 90 - Distressing

Jelly Park Challenge - Photo Inspiration ( I'd picked the colours as my inspiration)

Just Add Ink Challenge - Distressing 

Marks finest papers speedy cats friends challenge - Anything but a standard 4 1/2 by 5 1/2  Mines: 5 1/4 by 6 inches

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 61 - Birthdays

Monday, 8 August 2011

Release Day over at Spesch Stamps!

Happy Monday Everyone!! Yay!! its release day at Spesch Stamps have you been keeping an eye of the uber cuteness that will be coming to the shop today! Today i'm showing you Goth Girl who is uber sweet! Ive gone a bit halloweeny but she fits the bill for it!

Gridline Kraft Cardstock
MME Papersand Spider embellie
Goth Girl by Max - Spesch Stamps
Black Fineliner
Buttons from Stash


Fabulous Friday Challenge - Colouring

Stamp Something Challenge - August Digi Day


Sunday, 7 August 2011

More new papers!!

Hey everyone Mandy at Cupcake Cards and Crafts is on a roll!! She has just released these beauties below and they called 'Make Memories Fun':

'Make Memories Fun' is a paper collection full of vibrant colour and full of fun.  It's for any occasion and just has a happy vibe about it for fun cards and scrapbooking your memories :)

It's £3.50 and has over 50 papers.

Here is a quick preview, but there is more info in the store.

See it in store HERE

Hugz  x

New Challenge at Squiggle Stamps and New Release of Digis!

This fornights challenge has been chosen by Tracy Squiggle, who would like to see your Pink and Black Squiggles Creations. There's an optional extra of 'Lace' for those of you feeling super inspired.
(Please do note, that skin tones and hair do not have to follow the colour theme)
The Grand Prize for the winner of the challenge is a full set of the brand new Goth Kidz digi images.
Available now on the website Here If you can't wait to get yours!
There are also freebies and lots of gorgeous digi and rubber stamps available, starting from just 79p.
                                            A little offering from me to get you started :)

Sneak Peek Day 3 - Spesch Stamps

Hello!! oh oh oh only 1 more day to release day over at Spesch Stamps so you can get your mits on these uber cute digis!! Today i'm showing you the ever soo cute Snow White by Christina! Here is my card i thought i would fairy tale like its not my normal but i think it turned out ok also remeber to go the Spesch Stamps Blog to see what my teamies have made too!


Pink Paislee Papers (sorry forgotten which ones!)
Spesch Stamps Snow White by Christina Digi
Marianne Creatable Chinese flower and leave dies
Buttons and Gems from Stash
Pokey Tool


For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

Raise the Bar Challenge 69 - Anything Goes

Stamp Something August Digi Day

Hugz x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Wedding Card

Hello everyone im on a roll today with all the posts in all honestly ive forgotten to post my creations doh! Its been one of those weeks esp with the flash floods we had here in east yorkshire and water coming through my back door!! But at least the weather is back to sunshine again so fingers crossed we wont get all that rain so quick again!

Anyways here is a card I've made for my Hubby's work colleague Keriann who'll be getting married on the 20th August so an advance congrats to Keriann and Dave! I thought i would add abit of bling on for a change and used the gems as earring and button on the image and jazzed up the sentiment with using the gems as 'o's lol


White, Red and Grey Cardstock
Digi papers from Jessica Sprague blog hop
Cake Topper Digi - The Greeting Farm
Sentiment printed off using word
Black fineliner for Faux Stitching
Pokey Tool


My First Christening Card!

TGIF!!! Hello Everyone! Its my friend's little girl's christening on Sunday and im ashamed to say ive never made a christening card before so i was a bit stumped!lol

But i saw the sketch challenge over at Pollycraft and i thought well i do have the ever so sweet baby image from their to team it up with so why not and here is the outcome i've tried to keep it cas yet cute at the same time i hope Stephen and Nicola will like it:

White Cardstock
Funky Hand Colour Me Happy Digi Papers
Pollycraft - Sent from Above Digi
Ticket Sentiment - MMD Designs
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die
Pokey Tool


AI Factory Challenge - August Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy

Come and Get it Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Colour Create Challenge 76 - Pink, Green and White

Craft us Crazy Challenge 14 - Anything Goes in August

Gingersnap Creations 113 - Babes and Tots

Hanna and Friends Challenge 105 - Stripes or Dots

Lollipop Crfats Challenge - Celebrations

OLLCB Challenge 85 - Circles

Pollycraft Challenge 104 - Paula's Sketch (ive flipped the sketch 180 degrees)

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 9 - Gems

Stamping for the Weekend Challenge 14 - Spots

The Paper Variety Challenge 45 - Circles

Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sneak Peak Day 1 - Spesch Desinger Stamps

Hey Everyone!Sorry this post is late!! I did have it scheduled to post at the right time but it never did it!!

Its getting near to 8th of August which is  August Release day over at Spesch Stamps and today i am showing you Headphones Digi Stamp by Max and if you think he is adorable just you wait and see for others that will be released! So keep yuor eyes peeled peeps you'll be in for a treat!!

He is one cool dude and totally reminds me of my Brother so hence this is one of his birthday's card for him this month!

Gridline Kraft Cardstock
Echo Park Digi papers
Headphones Digi by Max - Spesch Stamps (He'll be available to buy on the 8th!)
Sentiment - Whimsey
Buttons from Stash


Cards for Men Challenge 16 - clean and simple

Come and get it Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafts and Me Challenge 46 - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge 69 - Anything Goes

Happileigh Scrappin Challenge 33 - Anything Goes

Kelley Kids Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesday Challenge - Birthdays

Stamp r us Challenge - Birthdays

The Corrisive Challenge 127 - Manly

Woodware USA Challenge 37 - Anything Goes


Monday, 1 August 2011

Cupcake Craftroom - August Challenge DT Card

Hello! Wow it's the 1st of another month and it's time for a new challenge at Cupcake Craftroom!

The challenge for August is 'Soft and Sweet'! So we would love to see anything with a sweet theme, sweet sentiment, sweet image, or 'sweet' theme and to match with softly coloured papers, soft ribbons, soft flowers.

 There will be one winner personally chosen as usual for this month's challenge who will receive the 'Soft and Sweet' brand new paper collection. (Pictured below)

You have until 8pm GMT on 30th August to get your entries in!

You can also check out the DT's blogs for lots more inspiration and Cupcake Cards and Crafts Shop too!

I just love Suzui's Big Hugz Digi from Spesch Stamps it can be used for allsorts of cards it'd be a grat thank you or Sister B.D. card or anyone who needs a bug hug and a smile at the same time!!I do love my Chibis!!


Papers - Cupcake Cards and Crafts 'Soft and Sweet' Digi Papers which are available here
Big Hugs Digi by Suzui - Spesch Stamps available here
MMD Designs - Sentiment
Promarkers - Blosoom, Blush, Caramel, Duck Egg Blue, Ivory and Mustard
Ribbon and Buttons from Stash
Pokey Tool
Spellbinder Nestabilities Circle Die


Craft us Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Digi Doodles Shop Best Challenge 69 - Anything Goes

ICSketch Challenge 124

I Love Promarkers Challenge 76 - Anything Goes

Little Darlings Challenge 4 - Girly

The Paper Shelter Challenge 24 - Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 44 - Make it Girlie