Taking a Cat Nap..

Morning all!

Oooo it's nearly march and you know what happends in march right??
well... not only do i get my bonus from work but it's the NEC show!!! and also i have a week off work next week yay!!! I'm really looking forward to the NEC see what wonders i can find!

I'm here today with a new project of mine (if your on my Facebook you'd of seen this) as i wanted to share a while back!!! i was excited!!! i've found my love of 12x12 scrapbooking again!!!

This week's challenge at my mums craft shop is Shaped creations!
When i first saw this it was Shaped Cards but i didnt want to do that!! and the lovely Carrie let me have my own way haha!!! thanks hun!!!

I'd took this gorjuss piccy of my beautiful little boy in january when it was cold he'd snuggle on his chair (in my craftroom) next to the radiatior! i thought he looked sooooo cute so snapped him quickly (you all know him from my blog!!) yep that's Strudel!! he did want to post today but i told him no as i was excited too! but he is just as excited hehe!!!

Here's the full page!

I've used the most sweetest paper from bo bunny for the layout! it's soooo pretty i need to find more but it's discontinued... i can't actually remember buying it how bad is that?! I stamped the paw prints and the little ball of wool on there little claires stamps which i brought last march at the NEC.

The Cat nap word is american crafts thickers i love these they came in a set with a scrap album i brought a couple of christmas's ago! there's a timmie holtz ticket in there, i was pffft at the fact there wasnt a cute but hey! that'll do and the lovely 'pretty as a picture' is actually a fancy pants journal card i brought for smash* but ended up here! To finish i used some lovely little prima flowers and some lovely brads from dovecraft! and added a strip of chocolate brown american crafts ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Me Again!

Morning all!

Ok i'm sooo bad i've been such a bad blogger these past few weeks life has just overloaded itself on me and i've finally been able to catch up and breathe!! hehe!!

I'm here this morning as i've a new addiction yep you heard right if you've seen my recent hauls and facebook status's i'm TOTALLY in love with Washi Tapes! Infact my newest count was 118 rolls of tapes this morning!! eekkk!

I've been playing with the newest collections straight from Washitapes.co.uk! Have you seen there site! O...M...G!! it's to die for! they have some beautiful tapes and you can use them for so many things (watch my blog as i'll be showing off more tapes soon and ideas i have whirly around in my head!

But for today i thought i would leave you with my latest Smash* Post about what i've been upto recently including starting my Black Smash* book here's the video!!

Be sure to subscribe to my channel i've more crafty things in the pipeline inc tutorials and bits and bobs!!! And don't forget www.washitapes.co.uk is the newest crazed place to be!!!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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Love is in the air.....

Morning all!

Love is in the air.... doooo do dodo! sorry singing my head off! That's this week's challenge at Charisma See!!!

I've been playing with my erm neglected tildas!!! im so terrible i know!! this one is such a cutie!!! she's from the last release and as soon as i saw her i knew she had to come live with me! I've been practiseing my creases a little what you think? not quite there but getting there!!!

Now as valentine's has past i wanted to create a card that followed the DT theme but also wasn't lovey dovey well... it kinda went wrong there!!! haha!!! I've used some gorjuss basic grey papers and some cute little heart brads with some gorjuss prima blooms!!! and a huge big brown bow to finish!

Here's my card!

*C/stock - Bazzill basic's - choc chip
*DSP - Basic Grey
*Stamp - Magnolia
*Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
*Brads - Papermania
*Flowers - Prima
*Gems - Kars
*Stickles - Diamond Ice
*Ribbon - from stash

Thanks for stopping by! Remember if you'd like to leave me a comment my comment link is up top xxx

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Buttons & Ribbons Smash* Post

Morning all!

It's a brand new challenge over at my mums craft shop this morning!
Gosh these week's are flying by!
I thought i'd give you a sneak into my Orange Smash* Book which is all about craftyness inspiration

(Please note the photo's in the photo are took from google/blogs etc but each has it's watermark on i take no credit for the actual images they are used to me for inspiration because i love the artist's work!)
This week's challenge is:


So i thought i'd show you my inpiration pages... of my smash* book!
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Hope to see you at the challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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My YouTube Channel...

Morning all!

I thought i'd pop by and share some news with you all!
Ok so i've had an iphone like forever! but since upgrading to the 4 i didn't know you could link vid's to youtube until now!!! lol
I'm getting the 4s in april!!! hehe sooo excited! but i wanted to share my link to my Channel i've uploaded some fab crafty vid's today and before thought i'd share


You can also find my links above on my nav bar under youtube videos!
This means i can now vid some tutorials yay!!! i'll be getting on those very soon! if there's anything anyone would like to see or know how to do let me know!!!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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For Mum...

Morning all!

Gosh these weeks are flying by this year it's nearly the end of feb already where is the days going?? I've been such a bad blogger of late i've so much on the go right now i've had to take a step back a bit from my bloggyness hopefully normal service will resume shortly!!!
I'm here this morning with a brand new card for the brand new challenge at
My Mum's Craft Shop!

This week's theme is...

Pearls and swirls

I've dug out another of my favourite Tilda's this morning she's gorjuss to colour and i really like her, i wasn't over keen on her when she first came out but then once i'd saw someone else colour her it sort of brought her to life... do you ever find that you dont like something looking at it then when you see something created with it you want it?????? i do all the time!!!

I created this card which i think is going to be for mothers day... not sure which mum mine or hubbys yet! hehe! but i wanted to keep to orange and green combo something that scares me a little two such bold colours very scary!!!

Here's how it turned out!!
I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges
All Sorts Challenge - Free & Easy Feb
Crafty Emma's - Lots of layers
Sir Stampalot - In the garden 
I've used the gorjuss my minds eye papers with my card today along with some lovely ribbons from american crafts and a local shop near by to me, The flowers are simply my favourite from wild orchid crafts and some prima behind them, the swirls are actually jollee's by you streamers! i wanted to be a little different hehe!
I've coloured my tilda with flex and promarkers (my firm favourite medium at the moment) and added lots of tiny pearls around my card!

Thanks for stopping by!  xxx
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New Linky Followers info...

Morning all!

As you’ve probably heard, the popular Google Friend Connect (“GFC”) is going away Feb 29th for non-Google blog platforms like WordPress, and 
the scuttlebutt is that it will be eventually phased out completely to be replaced by Google+.  YES you read that right. It has been on national news reports –all about how Google is phasing it out and not providing a service to move our followers–even saying the new Google+ will not be what the GFC was.  {If you have not heard that news – sorry to be the one sharing that news with you but before you start hyper ventilating–KEEP READING — I also have some GREAT NEWS.}  GFC was never really so much an “I follow this blog” tool as it was an attempt at the whole Facebook “friend, like” concept.

  Bloggers know a good “follower” tool is really needed and we’d like to have one that is not tied to a million other services (seems like Facebook, Twitter and Google are linked to everything else on the Internet).

SO... I've set up a brand new Linky tool right of my blog uptop as if your a follwer of my blog i'd love to keep you as a follower my followings it's going to take me a while to get around you all!! but ill be stalking you all!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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More Smash* Adventures..

Morning all!

It's 4.23am here right now in the UK! I can't sleep again! that's what the nightshirts do to ya!! I thought i would pop by with another Smash* Adventures post i finally completed my Retro Blue Folio Yesterday so i'll be filming that when I've got half hour to spare so i can show the final results!

But today i'm here with another new smash* folio that I've dug out and started!

This is the Yellow International Travel Folio, it has some fab pages from all over the world inside, i decided that i would keep this one for trips and holidays and I've got around to creating a few pages to show you today!

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These pages i wanted to smash* in some remembrance from mine and hubby's trip to London after we got married back in 2010. The Phone box was already there as a page so i thought this was ideal for my London pages being that London has lots of these!! hehe, I've not finished these pages I've still more photos and bits to put on but so far i have a piccy of hubby with a lady in silver from lecister square and one the opposite side i smash*ed in some postcards and a Buckingham palace tour guide i had from our trip.

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These next pages are about me and hubby's trip to the annual German Christmas Market in Birmingham last Christmas, I'd never been before and I've always been a lover of German food! so we decided we'd go with my mum and my step dad, we started our day off by catching the train to Birmingham with my mum and going shopping around the bullring, i actually found this ace little shop that's like a japanesse version of Ikea and they had some cool little notelets things and washi tapes that i had to buy! We met up with my Step dad a little later on as he knows what my mums like shopping BOORRRRING!!! lol
We had a great time looking around the German stalls i was amazed there all like giant sheds that are so decorative really enjoyed seeing all the different lights and things so took lots of piccys!
We even had some Gluwein (my fav!) he-he hiccup! and i tried Saurkrawt for the first time, didn't realise it's just cabbage lol

All in all it was a fab day and i kept all my train tickets and piccys for my smash* book pages above!

Before i go i know some of you are Smash*ers yourself! If your on Facebook there's a new group called...

We have a fab Competition running at the moment to win this....

£50 worth of Washi Tapes from the lovely www.washitapes.co.uk! perfect for smash*ing and cardmaking or scrap booking! So if your a Smash*er pop along to the link above to join in the fun! If your a non-smash*er Charisma Cardz this week have the same give-away prize see here for more Deets! 

 for stopping by!
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Things with wings!

Morning all!

With valentine's day right around the corner ooo feel that love in the air! well... sadly it's not a valentine's project today infact there's a brand new challenge at Charisma this week!

Can you guess.. the theme??? this week it's Things with wings! I've used my new pink cat studio lilly bee stamp i brought a few months back from mmcs she's on sale at the moment £3.75!! bargain!!! ive finally inked her up!

I dug out my basic grey papers for my card today i love this collection and running so low i think i'm going to have to do some shopping!!!

I added lots of butterflys which as Martha Stewart punch i love these punches i dont know why i waited so long to buy them!!!

We have a fantastic Sponsor this week!!!

They're also sponsoring our K&Co Smash* Addicts Group on Facebook you can find it here!

Here's my card!
I'd like to enter to the following challenges....
*Papertake weekly - anything goes
*Crafts and me - new image
*Allsorts - Free & Easy
*Crafty Emmas - give me wings


*C/stock - Stampin' up - Basic Black
*DSP - Basic Grey
*Ribbon - From stash
*Stamp - Pink cat studio
*Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
*Punch - MS Classic butterflys
*Gems - £1 shop

Thanks for stopping by!

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Must be love...

Morning all!

Very tired this morning from all this work work work i seem to be doing at the moment, i don't know how i find the time to do everything in my busy little life lol!
I'm so sorry i've been such a bad blogger of late i'll try to be here more often!!! i've lots to share soon!!! i've a million and one projects on the go lol

I'm here today as it's a brand new challenge over at
This week's challenge must be love!!!! ♥♥♥

it's that time of year with valentines right around the corner! ooo i wonder what hubby has planned? maybe i'll get some flowers this year???

For my DT creation this week it's not a card!!! nope infact its a 12x12 scrapbook page! yep i'm getting into this scrapbooking quite alot i always found i over complicated my pages and that's why i think i didn't enjoy it! but i love it now! So here's my new albums front page! 'sweet memories' all this album is going to be is nice memories i want to remember! Seemed fitting to have a piccy of me and hubby on our wedding day along with those gorjuss lotv rabbits below!!!

Here's the whole page!
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I've used some gorjuss DCWV paper name escapes me at this time of the morning! along with some classic martha stewart butterflys in there with tiny green pearls! finally found a use for my gromlets that i've had for like yonks! hehe

Anyways.... I'll be back soon i need to go tidy my room up it's a bombsite!!

Thanks for stopping by!
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My SMASH* Adventures Orange Folio Part 1...

Morning all!

It's that time of week where a brand new challenge is live over at
My Mum's Craft Shop!

I wanted to do something a little different than a card this week so i thought i would share my New Orange Smash* Book! with you all!

I decorated the front tho this piccy was taken before i stuck all orange buttons on the spine lol using sakura pens and matching different colour pearls.

Now this week's challenge is Fab and Funky! and we're being sponsored by forgotten scraps! so i thought how cool would it be to create a page with all my ''forgotten'' scraps hehe!!
I added a smash* pocket to store all little things! This Orange Folio is my Craft inspiration book! so i've printed zillions of things i've found on the internet and from people who inspire my crafting to go into my book!

This is my double page first pages spread basically sums up my book in four words!
Those are two cards i've created (you'd of seen them on my blog before) there the two i love the most so wanted to keep them! not quite sure what happend to the pearls on the first card lol bit wonky! i'll fix that hehe!!

So why not stop by! and have a peek at the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!  xxx
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Leap Year!!!

Morning all!

Can you believe it's the 1st of February already?!? my gosh this year is going pretty quick i only blinked and January was gone!! hehe!

I'm here this morning to tell you about the brand new challenge at The Craft Garden
This month's challenge see's a very inspirational picture.... check out the deet's on the challenge blog for more info! but it's all about LEAPING! LEAP YEAR!!! Yep your right 2012 see's feb as a leap year!!!

Unfortunatly I have chosen to step down from my Design Team Position from The Craft Garden from this month but i'd like to thank Kerry who has been absolutly wonderful and wish all the team the very best i've loved being on the team!

So naturally when i saw this theme i had to use....
Yep the cutest frog around!!! he's from pollycraft! i absolutly adore him hehe!! I must admit i'm quite chuffed with my card this morning it's got to be one of my fav's i've made in a while it's quite simple but so different colours than i'd normally make!!

How sweet is this sentiment! i really love it!! so sweet! i know just the friend to send it to at the moment no names but she'll know who she is when she gets it hehe!!

I'll be back later to add my card to any challenges it may fit but for now here it is!!!
I'd like to enter my card to Pollycraft this weeks challenge is favourite things, which i loooove my papers and pearls!! and of course the cutest frog around!


*C/stock - stampin' up!
*DSP - Cosmo Cricket
*Ribbon - American crafts
*Stamp - Pollycraft
*Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
*Brad - Dovecraft
*Pearls from stash
*Sentiment - Charlies Arc

Thanks for stopping by today!!
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