Thursday, 30 September 2010

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

just a little thankyou

another side step card today, I really love these different folds!! and they are addictive once you work out how to do them!!!
this one is for the WOJ challenge which is a thankyou card this time
I am also going to use it for creative craft challenge which is black and white plus 1 (pink)
paper sundaes for things with wings
creative inspirations for pink and black

and that my dears is that!!!
thanks for looking

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Can you belive another week has passed!!
its gone so quick, I dont know whether I am comming or going!

so heres my card from the sneak peak - did you guess the theme?

the theme at OSAAT is
wow thats so simple for you all to join in with!!

my card was made using one of Stitchys own Digis and you can find it at the shop
I used paper from my stash which I have had forever and put it all together on a side step card
added some glitter with sakura pens on the hearts and ears and then some ribbon on a border!!

easy peasy
why not come over to OSAAT and add your card
our sponsor this week is
where you can get lots of crafting goodies


I was in such a rush this morning I didnt have time to add which challenges I was entering! (been too busy with eating food at the food fayre)

soooo here goes
sentimental sundays is add some dimension
pollycraft challenge is cute and cuddly
papertake weekly is animal magic
a spoonful of sugar is anything goes
charisma cards is anything goes too
paper cutz is a critter (think a dog counts)

Saturday, 25 September 2010

to have and to hold

The stamped image was coloured with promarkers, and I added some flowersoft, some glamour dust and then added some ribbon and bling.
I cut the frame and flowers on the cricut


I am going to use this card for the challenge at
sentimental Sundays for their wedding challenge
a spoonful of sugar for anything goes
charisma cards for anything goes as well
delightful challenges for make it sparkle
and the sketch is from fussy and fancy challenge

thanks for looking
Paula x

can you tell what it is yet????

fancy a game????
over at OSAAT we have a new one!!

How to play our sneak peak game over at the challenge blog!

First question is for you to guess what our challenge theme At OSAAT challenges is all about tomorrow first correct or nearest will win a Stitchy Bear Digi of their choice!

The second question is :What has happened over the last five days at the Stitchy Bear I did it Creations Boutique HERE? Something different has went on at the sales shop there... so once you think you know the answer to that come back to the game on the challenge blog HERE say what you think happened at the the shop in the comment box! Easy! Please join In

If you answer all two questions,brilliant, if not just answer the one you wish!

Second question wins 6 metres of yummy ribbon from Liz

All entries this week get two chances to win! PLUS ALL entrants names will

go into the end of the month draw, just for trying our new games! Don't forget ..Bigger And better next week..don't miss it!


Sunday, 19 September 2010

rugby boy!!

a side step card this time, am enjoying making some different shapes for a change!
have used some paper I had in a pack a couple of years ago, keep looking at it but never sure what to do with it!
so heres what I did!
have used autumn colours to go with the challenge at a spoonful of sugar
creative cottage is birthday boy

this is another shape of card I am going to be selling a blank of if anyone wants to order!!

been hexed!!

heres another easel
have used papers from by bit box mainly and then used a ff image from the disc I have.
added some stickles glitter glue and then some diamantes
love this shape of easel, just a bit different!

again I will have to enter 2 of the blog challenges who have easel challenges this week


oooh I love making easel cards so isnt really a hard challenge for me, couldnt resist joining in though!!!

I made this card using the layout from cupcake crafts challenge
the image is a sugar nellie snow family, and have used just a couple of sakura pens to add some colour, think thats all thats needed with these as they are just so cute!
craft your passion asked for an easel card for their challenge
crafts and me challenge is also easels
moving along with the times is a christmas challenge this week
fussy and fancy challenge also have a christmas theme
Polka doodles challenge is an easel card too!! wooo I love this!!

Now if anyone is interested.....
I am going to be selling some blank shaped cards, at reasonable prices so if anyone is interested drop me a line
Paula xx

Sunday, 12 September 2010

christmas - non traditional colours

ok so there is some red and green on this but the main focus is pinks theres some blue and brown too!!

I made this using some decoupage from nit wits and the paper is from bo bunny, its a 12x12 sheet so you can imagine how hard it was to cut into
the snowflakes were with the decoupage and I cut the sentiment on the cricut (wildcard cart) on pink and white gingham paper (left from another 12x12 arent I brave)

I am going to use it for the challenges at
our creative corner - fun with folds
fussy and fancy - christmas card or project
thanks for looking xx

its a boy!!

this ff cd is just so perfect for baby cards, I love it!
I had a text last night to let me know my friend has become a granny yet again, heres the card for her to send

I used ff papers and image,have layered the image and used chalk in around the edges, the text was done on the computer and then cut on the cricut, added a few gems here and there and of course a cute little nappy pin, I have had these for years but never could think how to use them.  The ribbon is from the prize I won last week

I used the sketch from a crafty little place
and will use the card for challenges at
paper sundaes - minimum of 3 embellishments
crazy challenges - baby card

just have to do a box to put it in now xx

Friday, 10 September 2010

babys first christmas

just put together another card from the ff cd, lovely images on there but was too lazy to do a decoupage, but I have messed with glitter and flower soft so feel its justified as being my work!!!

anyway its for my cousins baby in America (well the whole family are there not just the baby)

I used the layout from papertake weekly
corrosive challenges is old olive and real red
sentimental Sundays have a recipe challenge this week - 2 pattern papers, 1 plain paper (which  I embossed) and 3 embellishments (Holly, diamantes and flowersoft) and of course the sentiment
crazy challenge is a baby card
fussy and fancy challenge is a christmas card or project

thanks for looking xx

blog candy winner!!!!

Today is the day for the lucky winner of my blog candy to be announced
to choose one of my lovely followers
and the winner is...

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If you drop me an email hun I will get your address and send off your candy to you

keep a look out for more candy soon xx


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

remind you of bees????

the colours on this one remind me of bees!!
I used some backing paper from a book of papers my cousin bought me for my birthday and wasnt sure what to do with them all!
I used the sketch from the sugar bowl
and the manga girl is coloured with promarkers
I chalked the background image and made some flowers (also chalked around edges) on the cricut
hope you like her
I am happy with this one for a change!!!!

thanks for looking x

in the pink

heres a card I did today
to enter the sugar bowl's search for a new sweetie!!
I love this image, have to say its one of my favourite sugar nellie stamps
I have used some paper i picked up on sale at hobby craft last week - even being on sale doesnt make me feel bad cutting into a whole 12x12 sheet!!!

The image is coloured with my promarkers after being stamped with memento ink

thanks for looking

Monday, 6 September 2010

yummy cupcake

decided I needed to create something a little bit different than just a square card so went for this cupcake shaped card, I cut on my cricut,layered the top of the cake, around the edges of each layer I used chalk ink  and then added a 3d flower, also handmade this bow using 3 pieces of ribbon and a brad

so simple but am quite happy with it

I am going to use this for the challenges at
creative inspirations - not a square or rectangle card
pile it on challenge - pile on the layers
crafty card makers - clean and simple
polka doodles - shaped card

thats it nice and straight forward
thanks for looking

a bit shabby

well shabby is just not for me, have had a go for the challenge at 'stampin for the weekend' blog challenge but I just am not happy about it at all, think it needs more distress ink  for a start
but just looks all wrong to me!!!

I followed the sketch at sketch saturday
and lexis creations challenge is flower power!!
cute daisy may challenge is pile on the flowers
craft your passions is lace and at least one flower, hence the lace border
praire fairys challenge is lace and pearls

think thats about it lol

thanks for looking xx

a new ONE

Ohh I just love this little derek the dinosaur digi  from Sj's little musings
Ive used promarkers to colour him in and chalked around the edge of the square
have used the layout from Friday Sketchers
I will also use this card for the challenges at
paper sundaes mixed media challenge - using both promarkers for the image and chalk around the edge
paper take weekly challenge is ONE - I have used
1 spotty paper, 1 striped paper, 1 embossed paper, 1 plain paper, 1 stamped image and 1 sentiment hope that is what they meant!!!!

thanks for looking
Paula xx

party time

here my Sunday creation
beautiful whiff of joy stamp coloured with promarkers and sakura pens to give a bit of shimmer on her hair, shoes and jewellery
the layout is from whiff of joy challenge
pennys challenge is happy birthday
sentimental sunday challenge is a recipe this week
1 plain paper, 2 pattern papers and 3 embellishments (flower, ribbon and button)

think I NEED more woj stamps now, or maybe I should get them out of their storage places in my crafting pad

thanks for looking and for lovely comments
Paula xx

Sunday, 5 September 2010

OSAAT DT card (challenge #29)

Hello Sunday
here is my most recent DT card for the challenge over at One Stitch At A Time challenge blog
the theme is
blooms, butterfiles and/or bling
I have managed to get all three in on this one
I cut a circular easel card on the cricut and used some paper that has been long forgotten in my stash to cover it
I then used the digi image from Sew Many Cards who are also our sponsor this week
the prize is 5 DIGIs wooooo - they are all gorgeous, why not stop by and take a look, also why not look at
for more beautiful digi creations

I coloured the image with promarkers and used sakura pens to add a bit more bling too
oooh and speaking of bling - had to put some diamantes on too

good luck to all the entrants

I will enter this card for the challenges at
cupcake crafts - get digi challenge
pollycraft - add a little nature
crafts and me - gems and sparkle
stamped challenges - something cute
creative inspirations - not a square or rectangle
cowgirls challenge - anything goes

thanks for looking
and scroll down to my blog candy, ends on Friday!!!!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

all you need is love!!

this is the last page I am going to use for a challenge, now going to do some more pages and then put the whole thing together!!

I am using this one for the challenge at
crafty catz challenge which is 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image
I used 2 papers as you can see, and my embellies are the glittery flowers, the glittery hearts and the love love love die cut

thanks for looking xx

tie the knot

heres the bride and groom, have used some polka dot paper, a polka dot ribbon and some purple paper, and then die cut the flowers and added some bling!!

I have used the sketch from truly scrumptious blog, and the challenges is also get knotted!!

groom and parents

for this page, I used freebie papers from one of the cardmaking the layout is from sweet sketch wednesday challenge
I am going to use it for the challenge at papercutz challenge for 1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 colors

scrap page 3

heres the wedding party
I didnt want it too fussy as there are so many people on the picture
but have used a martha stewart lace punch and added some pearls to fit in with the challenge at simon says blog

bride and mum

heres the bride and her mum looking fab

I used the layout from A spoonful of sugar challenge
its hard when the pages are small, they are only 5x5 but of course you have to leave space for the bind it all  holes

thanks for looking xx

wedding scrapbook 1

My cousin who emigrated last year, got married in Aus a few months ago and is due over this month for a celebration with us who are stuck in the cold wet UK!!
as a wedding present I have made her a mini scrap book, I cant go too large as she hasnt much room in her case when she goes back
heres the happy couple and the front cover of my scrapbook
the flowers although they look black are purple as thats what colour her flowers were
please ignore the holes at the side as its not put together yet

I am going to use this for the challenges at
allsorts challenge for new beginnings
daisy doodles for anything goes
cute daisy may for pile on the flowers (which are handmade btw)
creative cottage for celebrations

thanks for looking xx

Friday, 3 September 2010

ff christmas

I decided to try using different coloured than the usual Christmas colours here, there were some nice free papers in one of the mags (cant remember which one now)
used a decoupage image and stamped and embossed the snowflakes
I followed the sketch from sunday sketch and stamp
I will also use this for paper sundaes Christmas themed challenge
creative inspirations - Christmas in August
charisma cardz - inspired by a song (when you wish upon a star)
craftalicious - purple and green

thanks for looking
Paula xx

all I want for Christmas

this beautiful new backing paper!!! how awful to have to cut it, I struggle A LOT when cutting 12x12 to start with but when its double sided!!!!! extra problems for me (will have a lie down in a mo)
anyway its from imaginisce and called polar expressions
Fairy Doodle is coloured with promarers and then Iprinted the sentiment and cut it with a circular die cut

the layout is from sketch and stash challenge
and I will also use this card for
the secret crafter - make a start on Christmas
Christmas challenge blog - all I want for Christmas (lots of lovely gifts)
paper sundaes - Christmas in August
creative inspirations - Christmas in August
creative cottage - Celebrations

thanks for looking and dont forget to check out my blog candy below - 1 more week to go!!!!


the challenge at crazy 4 challenges is lattice so thought I would have a go, I cut out the flower lattice on the cricut and then cut some flowers on there too, covered the white base card with burgundy and then green papers and then added a green insert
I coloured the stamped image with promarkes (kanban stamp) and then added some diamante gems
I will also use this card for daisy doodles challenge - anything goes
a crafty little place - anything goes
crafts and me - gems and sparkle
stamp challenges - something cute (i love this cute stamp)

thanks for looking xx

cherry on top award!!

wooo hooo how exciting, have just won a cherry on top award from Dawn

for recieving this award
I have to
1  -  Thank the person that gave it to you!
thanks so much Dawn xx
2  -  Post it with pride on your blog
its here!! wooo hooo how lovely it is
3  -  List 3 things you love about yourself
oooh Dawn this is mean! its awful having to see yourself
1) I am a mum!! love being this even if they all drive me mad at times
2) In Feb I am going to be a granny!! I really love this about me and cant wait now the shock has died down
3) I am generous
think thats ok isnt it??
4  -  Post a picture you love....

this is me and my lot! taken just 2 weeks ago before our eldest went to afghanistan!! missin him already!

5  -  Tag 5 other people for this Award
heck this is really hard now cos I have so many people I want to tag

2) Nona - Nonas crafts
3)  Von - messy me
5) Becky - Beckys blog

thanks again Dawn xx

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