Blowing Birthday Wishes...

Morning all!

Well it's virtually the end of August! eeekkkk! that means christmas is about to start instore where i work oh god help me! i mean c'mon what's with all the bringing out the stock miles ahead of the flaming thing talk about over kill!!! My head is still over the place this week due to the stress from what happend to us last week with domino's i'm really not happy with what's happend and it's been a total nightmare since last tuesday!!! 

I've not been upto much this last week just zonking my head off as usual and plodding along with my project life (btw you can see video's of that in my youtube links uptop).....

I'm here this morning with this gorjuss girly from Mo Manning! to bring you a brand new challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop! This week the challenge is all about THREE'S, YEP! So i've got 3 lots of 3 flowers, 3 brads, 3 ribbons and 3 papers! Pretty tough challenge i think but at the same time quite easy and fun! 

My Card today was actually made back in July for my buddy Gemma's Birthday (she happens to share the same birthday as me hehe) (scary how much we have in common being born the exact same day and year!!!) tho she's older than me as she was born in the morning lol and me not till evening haha!!!

Anyways here's my card! (Fingers crossed Gem liked it!)
*Stamps - Mo Manning 
* DSP - Basic Grey & My Minds Eye
*Brads - Papermania & American Crafts
*Ribbon - Local Garden Center & American Crafts
*Punch - EK Success Notepage
*Medium - Promarkers
*Chalk - Jumbo Java
*C/Stock - Kraft
*Flowers - Prima & polka doodles

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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What I'm Lovin... August

Hey All!

I'm here to share a lil (well large) post with you all about the products in the craft world i'm currently lovin' this month! You can see last months post here!
I have so many e-mails asking me about what kinda products i like to buy and use i thought this kinda post would give you all an insight into what crafty things i'm currently using and lovin'!

So here i am for August's post a little late as i've had so much going on!!!

First up! Has to be my new found love of....

I've been after these for yonks, umming and arring over getting them last month for my birthday i decided against them, not sure why perhaps £90 is a big leap in one go... so i waited and waited and brought them from a friend and i tell ya the best thing i've brought in a while i love em! you'll be seeing my creations over the coming weeks with these!! i'm so glad i took the plunge and brought them! totally worth the RRP even tho i didnt pay that for them!!! 

CC Designs - Swiss Pixie Bunny Lucy 

CC Designs stamps!
I've had these stamps for ages and go through periods of not using specific brands for very long and then find myself going back to them like all crafters i think! This one is 'Swiss pixie Bunny Lucy' she's my favorite new stamp that i've brought this week!

*NEW* Memory Box Dies - Snowflake Tree

Memory Box dies! Currently i'm the type of crafter that hords punches and dies and never uses them mainly because i forget i even have them (she says owning a cricut and a slice) and since these memory box dies came out i love how inexpensive some of them are! I've finally nabbed my hands on a few christmas trees that have been released and this snowflake one is my fav!!! 
*NEW* American Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad - Dear Lizzy Neopolitan

For those who regually follow my blog and know me you'll know i'm obsessed with 6x6 paper! At this very moment in time i am lovin' the Dear Lizzy Neopolitain range that i've finally got my hands on, the jar paper and strawbs are fantastic and such pale colours i really love!!! 

My Little Shoebox - Secret Garden - La Petite

Journal cards are all the range in my craft room at the moment, i'm heavily following my own version of project life for this year in A4 size (different i know) you can see the youtube vid's on my link at top of my blog, next year (ok im already planning) i'm going for 12x12 and i'm super excited about that! see below... these are the new MLS 12X12 Paper's released at july 2012 CHA and i love em!!! 

 *NEW* American Crafts - Amy Tan Sketchbook - 12

So yay!!! i finally got my 12x12 D - ring amy tangerine sketchbook album for my project life for next year i love the cameras on this, project life is something i never envisioned doing but 8 months through 2011 in an a4 binder i love it its great to look back on your whole year and see how much stuff you've really done!!! 

Next up...

American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Neapolitan Clear Stamps - Jar

Stamps!!! hehe!!! i managed to finally get one of these dear lizzy jar stamps i've been after for a while since they came out they were so popular they flew out faster than craft shops could order them. my inital thought when recieving it was ''its tiny!'' well not tiny but alot smaller than i imagined but i have to say now it's rather cute being small and i can't wait to play!

Whimsy Film Strip Sentiments

Whimsy Sentiment stamps & matching dies!
I'm a huge fan of these there fantastic! this is the latest set i've got my hands on and i love that you can get the matching die cuts! I also have these in tickets too there fab!! a real must!

Well on to digi's companys that don't need a write up there images are as cute as ever....
Digi stamp boutique (I adore sally-ann's work!)

Simply betty Stamps 

The world of rubber....
House-Mouse Designs - Balloon

I love Housemouse they've been one of my fav's for a long time so darn cute!!!

Lily Bee

Pink Cat Studio have some truly wonderful stamps altho they are avalible as digi's i have alot of rubber too they're fab and stamp so well!

And what did i get from last months wishlist???....
American Crafts Dear Lizzy - Neapolitan Clear Stamps - Jar

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Set In Tube from Ranger

3 out of 4 aint bad i suppose!!!

So here's my current wishlist.....
Heidi Swapp - Sugar Chic - 6x6 Petite Paper Pack
Carried over (tho i've decided not to get these now....)

*NEW* Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad - Chillingsworth Manor*NEW* Wild Rose Studio Printed Panels - Xmas Bella
*NEW* Dienamics Lead The WayDie-namics Rolled Flower
Spectrum Noir 6 Pen Set - Yellows - Click to view productInk Dusters - Click to enlarge

That's all for this month!!! See if next month i can review the new wish list products! i'll have to be nice to my piggy bank!!! Hope you enjoyed my post! 
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Naughty or nice??? Cupcakes....

Morning all!

Ohhh gosh i'm sure someone is fast forwarding the clocks these days seem to be getting shorter and shorter or maybe faster hehe! I'm here this morning to show my new card creation designed for Care2Stamp!

I've used one of my favourite C.C Designs stamps today Cupcake Birgitta she's such a joy to colour! and perfect for any birthday celebration! Today i've used promarkers to colour her and added tiny white dots to her cheeks to make them stand out, stickles for her wings and cakes....

The gorjuss papers are from my favourite brand Echo Park i really can't get enough of those, i've added some american crafts velvet ribbon for abit of texture and used dark brown chalk to edge papers and kraft matting card, I bundled together some little tea roses from wild orchid crafts and used more american crafts goodies in the way of photo corners and hinges with matching brads from the Dear Lizzy range. To finish i stamped 'naught or nice? into a whimsy ticket stamp using the same chalk ink to match and added a few pearls! 

Here's my final card!
I'd like to enter it to the following challenges:
All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge -2W, 1E, SIR - use a die (2nd week)
Crafty Sentiments - 1E, SIO - Flowers
The Crafty Pad - SIO - dies/punches

Thanks for stopping by! and be sure to check out Care2stamp
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Hey all!

I'm here with another Lili of the valley card today for the new challenge at Charisma the lovely Vee has chosen Lovely lace as this week's challenge! So i've dug out my lace and got cracking on a card! hehe!

I love these stamps from LOTV There so cute and this one is no different! I've kept to the colour scheme of the image today hehe! and used lots of matching embellishments, It kinda reminds me of when i was younger this sweet image! hehe

I've used these gorjuss papers that my friend Gemma gave to me i think im going to have to buy them!!!
♥ Memories Recipe ♥

*Stamps - Lili of the valley
* DSP -First Edition
*Gems - Papermania
*Ribbon & Lace - Gemz Local shop
*Punch - Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly & 3 in one
*Flowers  - Wild orchid Crafts
*C/Stock - Kraft

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Here comes the bride...

Morning all!

Gosh these week's are flying by i can't believe we're already nearing the end of august! Christmas isn't that far away! eeekkk!

I'm here this morning with a brand new challenge from My Mum's Craft Shop This week's challenge is....

Can you guess? yep weddings and anniversary's! I've lots of weddings and anniversary's coming up in my family so it was a perfect challenge for me to get started, today's card i wanted to keep quite simple tho!

Here's my card!
*Stamps - Lili of the valley
* DSP - Unknown but i love it!
*Pearls - Papermania
*Ribbon - Ebay
*Swirls - Colorbok
*Medium - Promarkers & Stickles

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Afternoon all!!

You may have noticed my tastes changing recently on my blog so i've listed alot of CC Designs, Magnolia & Lili of the valley stamps on my ebay account which you can find here... SWEET*N*CRAFTY

They're all on a 3 day listing and all start at 99p!! so grab a bargain or three!! hehe
You'll also be able to grab some of my handmade cards if you wish that are currently also listed and finish in just under 2 days!

I post worldwide! and combine on post! :-) 

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Morning all!

Another friday here so fast! I'm back at work on sunday booo hooo! but only 4 weeks till i'm off again yipppiiiee!! lol

I'm here this morning with a brand new creation from me featuring a beautiful Winter Fairy from Wee Stamps available here from Care2Stamp

I stamped her with momento black ink and coloured her with promarkers added some diamond ice stickles to her wings and ear muffs as well as adding tiny dots around her to give her the snow kinda feel!

I've used these beautiful papers i've had stashed away since last christmas there from magnolia, along with a doily and the whimsy ticket sentiment tags with die, my ribbon is a mixture of american crafts and from my local market finished with matching pearls and a snowflake die cut from papermania!

Here's my final card!

Thanks for popping by today be sure to check out Care2stamp! and i'll see you next friday with another C2S creation!

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Kraft It!.... & Candy Winners

Morning all!

Another week just flys by doesn't it! I can't believe it's half way through August already! Where are these days going?!?! I've got a few more days of my holiday left from work got to go back sunday nooooo i dont wanna hehe!!!

Today's Challenge at MMCS Is KRAFT IT! Yep i'm obsessed with Kraft C/stock so i thought i'd pick the theme for today's challenge and challenge you all to use Kraft somewhere on your creation!

I've used the beautiful Copica Digi from Saturated Canary today as always coloured with promarkers! And lots of beautiful flowers butterflys and pearls!


*C/Stock - Kraft
*DSP - Basic Grey
*Sentiment - MSE & Whimsey Die & Ticket Stamp
*Pearls - WOJ
*Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
*Digi - Saturated Canary
*Medium - Promarkers
*Chalk ink - Dark Brown
*Ribbon - American Crafts
*Charm - Ebay
*Doilys - Sarah's Cards

On to my Candy Draw...

Thank you to everyone who entered my candy via my blog and email i enjoyed reading all your lovely comments as i do every day when you pop by!!
First prize goes to - 53 - Toni B
Second prize goes to - 82 - Sarah L
Third prize goes to - 57 - Kate E

Thanks again for taking part and 

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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Just to say....

Morning all!

Gosh how these week's are flying this year! Well i'm here to show you another creation of mine this morning it's my post today for Care2Stamp!! 2nd post already!!! i'm really having fun in my craftroom this week making some fun projects! It's so nice to have some time off work to be able to do the things i like!!!

Today i've dug out my C.C Designs Stamps i must say it's been a while i have sooooo many i forget what i have and haven't got but i must say i've missed these beautys i love how cute they are! This one is called Birthday Gretel she's avalible here!

I've coloured her with promarkers and chalks to match the beautiful papers behind!

I'm really loving these colours the paper is by Echo Park it's called 'Everyday Eclectic' - i tell ya i soooo love the colours in this pad! it's going to be one of my favourites i can tell! I've dug out my ribbons and laces for this card and also used my favourite ek Success punch that i've neglected for ages! 

The cute ticket is from papermania's 'Happy Day' collection a new set of stamps released last month i got hold of at my local store, and i stamped with brown chalk to match the kraft cardstock!
I dug out my pearls and pearl brads and beautiful prima blossoms as well as the hinges which are by American Crafts to add lots of texture and feel to my card!

I think this card is one of my favourites i've made in a while the colours are so me and i even added the extra stickles to her wings to make them all glittery and to the candle!

I'd like to enter my card to:

* Clearly Inspired Week 2, Things with Wings
* Simply Create Too - Week 2, Anything Goes   
* Wags 'n Whiskers - Week 2, Birthdays
*Paper Crafting Journey -  Anything Goes
All That Scrap Wednesday Challenge -Anything goes 
Inky Impressions -  ribbon 
Scrapbook Sisters -Things with wings (2nd week) 
Cards und More - #62 Anything Goes
* Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
The Stamping Boutique - #45 Balloons 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
* Hooked on Crafts -  Let`s Celebrate 
The Paper Girls -  Birthdays 
Catch The Bug -   Anything Goes 

What do you think??? me??!? hehe!
Thanks for stopping by! & be sure to check out the Care2stamp blog! xoxo
Don't forget to check out my blog candy! See Pic uptop right corner of my blog! It closes today!!!
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