Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paperplay - Autumnal colours

I think that as autumn seems to have returned (properly this time), this challenge seems most appropriate.
So we are using autumnal colours. Cue diving into stamps and inks and having a blast ;)
If you want to join in with the Paperplay team this week go here with a chance to win a voucher for Simon Says Stamp.
Happy Paperplaying!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

PaperPlay - Autumn Leaves

I have (it has to be said) fallen big time for the new MME Lost an Found 6x6 pads and, ermmmm, I have bought a few (but I'm not saying how many).
It's lovely tho as my local department store (Jarrolds of Norwich) have a great craft department and they stock MME!!!! Instant gratification. Love it :)

Sooooooooo, I made this for PaperPlay this week. Also used a Hero Arts stamp, a Waltzing Mouse stamp and some gorgeous tea dyed ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

This week's sponsor for the Challenge in Meljens designs, so now you have to join in really....

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

My Mind's Eye Card Challenge #27

I hope that this matches the 80% criteria for the challenge. All of the paper is MME so fingers tightly crossed :)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Mouth Cancer Foundation 10k Walk/Run 2011

Apologies in advance for a photo heavy post. I will keep the text to a minimum as the photos (taken by my husband Raymond and my daughter Rosie) speak for themselves.

What humbled us most was the amount of people with 'Survivor' Sashes on.

Not forgetting why we're here...

... or for whom...

Chief photographer (altho Rosie took quite a few too)

In fact she took this one :)

Ready to go!

And off we all went

Away with the fairies....

It rained a little bit...

Raymond and Rosie kept themselves busy. He took pretty photos....

Rosie sheltered from the rain :)

And very probably sweet talked the squirrels to play

Until Momma came back!

Thank you so much for your support. I have so far raised over £1000 for The Mouth Cancer Foundation due to your generosity

Thursday, 15 September 2011

New Home Card

I made this at a crop at the weekend which was lovely :) Thanks Sarah xx
I'm hoping that it's recipient doesn't look at my blog.... but I can't imagine he would for a second....

Friday, 9 September 2011

PaperPlay - MultiStamps....

This week's challenge was to use 2 or more stamped images, which I jumped at of course. It was nice to mix them up a bit too, the result was a semi-masculine card.
Pop over to Paperplay to see what the rest of the design team have made and if you join in, you might even win a prize. This week's sponsor is Inky Impressions.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Ready? Go!!

Sometimes we just need a little challenge to get inspired and that's what I got this week when Kirsty told me to make a card in 30 mins via Facebook. So I did. Admittedly I'd already been playing around with the music stamp and made the main image, but the rest was put together in just 30 mins. Thanks Kirsty :) xx

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Card Positioning Systems Sketch #233

I don't thin I've ever done a CPS sketch before now. I might have done.... but I'm not sure.... where's my brain gone....

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Run Muckyfingers, Run!!!!

On 17th September I will be running (and occasionally walking) the Mouth Cancer Foundation 10k walk at Hyde Park. I'm hoping to raise £500 for them and so far, due to the generosity of so many people, I am already up to £350. The reason I'm doing this isn't just because it's an incredibly supportive charity for those facing head and neck cancer (you can check out their objectives here) and the fact that they provide an online support forum here, but also because my darling sister Steph is living with mouth cancer and through a desperate need to do something and not really being able to do anything other than tell her I love her so many times I bore the pants off her, I thought I'd do this.
If I can raise £500, I could potentially help those in need of support, research, solutions... Steph included.
I understand that not everyone can afford to donate, but if not, if you could share the link, I would be so grateful. Many thanks xoxox

Saturday, 27 August 2011

PaperPlay - Back to School

This week's challenge at PaperPlay is themed Back to School and is sponsored by the fab Kenny K Downloads where you can find loads of great digi stamps. Me being an awkward so and so made the card before I knew who the sponsor was, so mine isn't made with a Kenny K image. The other DT members have tho, so head over to the PaperPlay Blog and see what they've made :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

A wedding card commission....

My favourite cards to make are commissions. Simply because I can create what people want me to create. I take their words, I make a card :)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

PaperPlay Make your own DP

My favourite kind of challenge. I have so much patterned paper I could build a house with it, but it's always good to make your own. I often do this with stamps. The one above is done with a Hero Arts stamp, then I've scrunched the paper and inked it. Very simple but kind of satisfying that it's unique.
If you want to see what the rest of the PaperPlay DT have created, click here and if you join in you could be in with a chance of winning a set of gorgeous Waltzing Mouse stamps :)

Monday, 1 August 2011

A tad late with my blog post....

.... for Paperplay. The original post is here and the sponsor this week is the wonderful Whiff of Joy Stamps, so join in and you could win :)

Monday, 18 July 2011

Paperplay - Things with wings (a little late)

This should have been uploaded last Thursday but I've been having problems with my H drive, apparently I should have been using my W drive and now I'm all confoosed cos I need to sync it and it's taking ages so I cheated... a bit ;)

So this is last week's card for Paperplay and is sponsored by Meljen's Designs. Join in and play along :)

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Shocking behaviour!!!

I have not blogged for a month.... I know that this is shocking behaviour, but I've been so busy that my crafting mojo went walkabout. Since then I've decided to move my craft desk (again) so my stash is flippin everywhere!!!

Anyway, I made something :)

This was made for Paperplay for their Anything but a Card challenge. I found this lovely chipboard shape in my local dept store - Jarrolds. I think it was meant to be an arrow.... but I turned it into a house. If you join in, you could be in with a chance of winning a prize from this week's sponsors: La La Lands Crafts.

Off to Debden House this weekend. Fingers crossed that my crafting mojo comes back....

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Chicken Soup Recipe #44

It's chicken soup time and the image is on the blog so pop over there to see what inspired the card above. And yes, I do very much love my mini tags at the mo :)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Paperplay - Citrus Splash Colour Challenge

A quick one from me today as I am full of cold and don't want to breathe my germs all over you...
Over at Paperplay this week, the challenge is to have a summery splash of colour and if you enter the challenge, you're in with the chance of winning a $15 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, so get out your oranges, yellows and greens and join in :)

Monday, 30 May 2011

Final Twist for me

This is my final Twist for Twisted Sketches and I am really sad to be leaving. It's been a great gig tho and I thank Anam from the bottom of my heart for letting me join in with the rest of the team. This last sketch had a summer twist and I used scraps and dies from Spellbinders and My Favorite Things. Thanks Anam, it's been a blast xx

Monday, 23 May 2011


And we love her more and more every day :)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #8 - Pink and Purple

I find this hobby a real form of therapy sometimes. A chance to escape, or concentrate on an issue. It's something I can't seem to do without for more than about 4 days at a time. I was talking to Raymond about this today and I said 'silly isn't it that I get so much comfort from it', he replied 'not at all silly, it's lovely that you have something like that'. I have to agree...

This card is for the current colour challenge over at The Ribbon Girl's blog which is for pinks and lilacs. This card includes some of their lovely seam binding and button twine.

I might need some more therapy now ;)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Paperplay - Sparkle Galore

A lovely challenge over at Paperplay this week that could win you a £10 store voucher for Bunny Zoe Crafts. The theme is Sparkle Galore, so get your glitter and bling out and create :)

Friday, 13 May 2011

For Kirsty's Sketch Challenge

I did this for Kirsty's Wednesday Challenge. I love being the rebel who makes a card instead of a scrapbook layout :) I don't think she minds too much tho xx

Monday, 9 May 2011

Belated Chicken Soup!

Chicken Soup inspiration and recipe #40 was courtesy of me!! If you check on the Chicken Soup Blog you can see the image that was the inspiration for this card. It works well with both doily die cuts and stamps alike :)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Paperplay - What's your style?

Well as you can see, my style has to be stamping, colouring, paper piecing :) Oh and a little grunging thrown in for fun ;)
The stamp is from Kirsty Wiseman and are lovely designs to work with :)
If you head over to Paperplay, you can see what the other talented ladies have created in their own personal style xx

Saturday, 30 April 2011

2 of 2 Twisted :)

The crafting world is a better place thanks to Twisted Sketches :)
This week's twist and sketch can be found here. The twist was 'shine' and here's my take.
Paper is My Mind's Eye, Stella & Rose along with a bit of Basic Grey and a Bazzill half the edge border. The bloom is Prima with a huge sparkly brad (not sure of the brand) and a Magnolia branch die cut adorned with Prima gems and it's all finished off with a Kim Hughes stamp :)

1 of 2 - Chicken Soup

Apologies for my tardiness, there's been a lot happening at my house (all good) and I've not had a lot of time to upload this week.
As I'm sure you all know, the UK (and possibly the rest of the world) spent yesterday celebrating a wedding, so this week's Chicken Soup recipe had a celebratory feel :) The image that sparked the creativity and the inspiration from the rest of the DT is here Have fun!! xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Chicken Soup Recipe #38

I love it when the sun comes out so I can take photos of my cards outside where the light is so much better!
This card is inspired by this week's Chicken Soup recipe which you can find, along with the rest of the DT creations, here :)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter Time at Paperplay :)

Hop over to Paperplay (I know, I can't carry that off can I?) and see what the other ladies have created, they are eggstraordinary (shoot me now, please) and then join in with us by making an Easter card to be in with a chance of winning xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Here's a card....

One I made for a commission I did last month but I'm guessing not as exciting as a man jumping out of an aeroplane (most hits I've ever had in one day on my blog - my cards are obviously rather boring in comparison....) xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My husband jumped out of an aeroplane.....

I promise I won't rattle on about this too much, however, all I can say at this moment in time is Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Green Twist

I honestly cannot remember where I downloaded this paper from but it's lovely paper and years old. The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, the pearls are from Hobbycraft and the leaf die cut is from a Sizzix die. The twist was green (my favourite colour). Here is the Twisted post which has all the other DT's work (which are awesome) xx